HKMDB Daily News

September 29, 2011

September 29, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

TimeOutHK: 1911 review

FBA: 1911 review

Handsome but unengaging anniversary film about the founding of China’s first republic.

CF: Jackie Chan Plays Real-life Hero in “1911″

Unfocused, slackly directed fantasy with just a few good individual performances to its merit.

TimeOutHK: Tony Ching Siu-Tung interview

FBA: HKAFF spotlights Taiwan and men in tights

THR: Hong Kong Asian Film Festival to Feature Superheroes, Taiwan Cinema

Taiwan shows box office clout, China guts, and superheroes spring up across Asia at the 8th Asian Film Festival. Chinese directors Wang Xiaoshuai and Lou Ye are named the Directors in Focus, and selections from Taiwan reflect the revival of the Taiwan film industry.

CF: Director Ma Liwen’s latest project, “The Big Deal,” released its first batch of character posters today.

FBA: Fan Bingbing to give gong in Tokyo

Alan Mak’s Windseeker

Alan Mak revealed on his Weibo that Zhou Xun would play the female lead joining Tong Leung Chi-Wai and Yang Mi in the Felix Chong-scripted film. (Sina)

A series of stills from Love on Credit featuring Liao Fan and Lin Chi-Ling, opening Oct. 20.

Liao Fan

(Sina-gallery)

The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake opens Oct. 13

Stills from scene with Anthony Wong and Huang Yi

(Sina)

Updated posters now titled The Allure of Tears

(Sina)

Photos from Dangerous Liaison boot up ceremony in Shanghai. (Sept 27) Zhang Ziyi’s absence led to speculation that she was still upset over being perceived as having a secondary role to Cecilia Cheung.

Cecilia Cheung, Lisa Lu

Jang Dong-gun

In Beijing accepting an award for the First Youth Film Festival (Sept.28)

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Irene Wan Pik-Ha signed a “lifetime” 29 year contract with Huayi Brothers and received a 29 ct. diamond necklace as a gift.

Huayi producer Yang Shanpu

Wang Zhonglei, Irene Wan (Sina)23

CF: Gong Li Covers French Magazine L’ OFFICIEL

MSN: Is Kelly Chen’s marriage in trouble?

The Hong Kong singer revealed that her husband would visit nightclubs four times a week

MSN: Sammi Cheng has no plans to settle down

Apart from a soaring music career, Sammi is also making good progress in movies this year. The singer is involved in two out of three productions by director Johnnie To. Apart from that, she recently completed filming for High Altitude of Love 2 in June and will be joining Andy Lau in October, in the movie Blind Detective. (Sina-slideshow)

Furthermore, the singer let on that she now exercises in a gym because she was once chased by a pack of wild dogs when she jogged outside her residence.

CNA: Chyi Chin’s burn recovery photos released, records audio clip for fans

July 23, 2010

July 23, 2010

The Jade and The Pearl posters

(formerly The Emerald and The Pearl)

Film opens July 30. (21cn)

Maggie Q is Nikita, on the CW (Xinhua)

THR: China, Singapore sign co-pro agreement (SARFT)

Joins New Zealand, France and Australia. The deal covers theatrical feature films and telemovies, across live-action, animation and documentaries. Qualifying films made under the agreement will be eligible for funding and incentives as do productions in their home country, and will similarly qualify as domestic films under censorship regimes in each nation.

FBA: Love to open HK Summer festival

Ann Hui’s All About Love has been set as the opening film of the month long Summer International Film Festival (11 Aug-13 Sept), organised by the Hong Kong Internationals Film Festival Society.

Aftershock - review (hk.asia-city)

Gigi Leung - interview (hk.asia-city)

Wind Blast (aka Fierce West Wind), Good New/Bad News Dept: Very positive internal studio screening has Huayi Brothers projecting over 200 million yuan box office has led to the decision to delay the scheduled September release and hold off for a Lunar New Year slot. Huayi CEO Wang Zhonglei called it an unprecedented genre of Chinese film. Calling it Mainland China’s first gangster-action film with aspects of Hong Kong gangster thriller, he expects it to kick off a new wave of cops and robbers action films.

Duan Yihong

Francis Ng

Ni Dahong

Four marshals, each with a different talent (Sina)

More Bruce Lee, My Brother publicity stills

Aarif Lee, Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Christy Chung

(Sina)

Irene Wan Pik-Ha

Irene Wan Pik-Ha is recovering from conjunctivitis after completing a fragrance ad. She hasbeen working on two films recently, The Drunkard with Chang Chen’s father, Chang Kuo-Chu, and Struggle (Loan Sharks) shot in Malaysia with Sam Lee and Eddie Peng. The Drunkard is based on a novel by Liu Yichang who also wrote the novella behind Wong Kar-Wai’s In The Mood For Love. (Xinhua)

Qiao Zhenyu - Love in Disguise

Qiao Zhenyu plays Wang Leehom’s love rival

(Sina)

Kelly Chen’s selling mooncakes!

Mid-Autumn Festival is coming!

This is the fourth year that Kelly has endorsed the Maxim brand.

(Sina)(Xinhua)

Huang Xiaoming - plastic surgery or not?

From 1998 TV series

2003

2010

(Xinhua)

SG: Carina Lau gives up on having a child

SG: Michelle Yeoh happily in love

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