HKMDB Daily News

November 26, 2010

November 26, 2010

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , , — dleedlee @ 6:35 pm

FBA: The Jade and the Pearl (翡翠明珠) (4/10)

Routine local romp lacking real star power and sparky direction.

FBA: The Island (絕命島) (4/10)

Spotty attempt at a genre thriller with international reach.

CRI: Trailer Released for Xu Jinglei, Li Yapeng Film

The romantic film “Eternal Moment” starring Xu Jinglei and Li Yapeng is set for release on Valentine’s Day 2011. (Sina)

CRI: ”Lover’s Discourse” Depicts Modern Love Stories on Dec. 31

Through the telling of four different stories of four young couples, starring Eason Chan, Karena Lam, Mavis Fan, Eddie Peng, Kay Tse, William Chan, the film depicts the happiness and sadness people feel when they are looking for love in the modern city.

GlobalTimes: Yu Nan - Widening her repertoire

Starring in recently-released western Wind Blast and receiving several international acting awards, Yu Nan has earned herself the title in China of “international actress,” one that is much coveted in the local scene, although not one that she is keen to wear.

Yu Nan

CRI: ’If You Are the One 2′ Releases New Poster

Shu Qi - If You Are the One 2

Poster (Sina)

Rival Bruce Lee film Jeet Kune Do opens November 27.

Bruce Leung, Chen Tian-Xing

Chen Tian-Xing (Sina)

Zhang Jingchu

Stills from the Pang Ho-Cheung produced short ‘Love in the Time of Micro-blog’

Yoga Lin, Zhang Jingchu (Sina)

MSN: Ethan Ruan rejects role in Stephen Chow’s latest movie

MSN: Selina has a successful third skin graft

Cantopop singer Kay Tse reveals her brush with depression

CNNGo: How to make a pinhole camera out of a duck

August 6, 2010

August 6, 2010

Xinhua: Quake film triggers calls for shake-up of film approval system

The latest domestic blockbuster, “Aftershock,” set during the 1976 Tangshan earthquake that left more than 240,000 people dead, has stirred up a debate among parents whose children were scared — not moved — to tears during the movie.

Study: Asians rely on mobile video (THR)

Americans watch twice as much TV as Asian counterparts

Danwei: Southern Weekly in conversation with Chen Daoming

Chen Daoming is one of the most venerated actors in China, working in TV and film since the ‘80s. His roles include Fang Hung-chien in the 1990 TV adaptation of Fortress Besieged by Qian Zhongshu . Lately though, his more commercial roles include the emperor in Zhang Yimou’s Hero and the retired People’s Liberation Army officer in Feng Xiaogang’s Aftershock.

Charlene Choi and Raymond Lam in stills from The Jade and The Pearl

(Xinhua)

The Johnnie To-Wai Ka-Fai Single Men and Women crew held a wrap ceremony and invited the media. Louis Koo is still busy shooting Chinese Ghost Story in Shanghai and complained of the heat there filming in heavy costumes. He said filming Single Men was much easier as it was indoors with air-conditioning.

Johnnie To, Louis Koo, Gao Yuanyuan, Wai Ka-Fai

Louis Koo, Gao Yuanyuan

Gao Yuanyuan

Johnnie To (Xinhua)(Sina)

Miao Pu and Nick Cheung dancing in Stool Pigeon.

Guei Lun-Mei (Kwai Lun-Mei)

Guei Lun-Mei took on new challenge in her first action role

The Dante Lam film opens August 26. (Sina)2

Vivian Chow and Sandra Ng met with the press to talk about All About Love

(Sina)

Poster for ‘Hot Honey’, a comedy about the ‘hidden rules’ of the workplace. (Sina)

Stephen Shiu’s 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy will beginning filming this month.

Aug.4 press conference photos

Tony Ho Wah-Chiu

SUO Yukiko

Hayama Hiro (Hayama Go)

HARO Saori

Vonnie Lui Hoi-Yan

The producers, Shiu Ding-Yat (Stephen Shiu, Jr), Stephen Shiu

Tony Ho Wah-Chiu Chen Chau-Ping, Hayama Hiro, Lan Yu (Sina)2

Michelle Reis appeared at the restaurant opening of former suitor Joseph Lau.

The real estate tycoon is known as The One, the pseudonym he used to publish full page birthday greetings to Michelle and even going so far as renaming one of his buildings The One.

(Xinhua)

Tony Leung and Chen Daoming chat at a new car unveiling in Shanghai

Dapper Tony Leung Chiu-Wai (Sina)

Cherrie Ying Choi-Yi Esquire

(Sina)

July 30, 2010

July 30, 2010

Poster for HK Summer International Film Festival AnD

City Under Siege poster

A grand premiere in Beijing is scheduled for Aug.1. Benny Chan’s pal Jackie Chan is reportedly going to appear to help support the film. Then, it will be on to Shanghai and Guangzhou to launch the film before a national release. (Sina)

WSJ: Critics Say ‘Aftershock’ Whitewashes China’s Past

CRI: The Stool Pigeon’ Unveils New Posters

CRI: Chinese Film ‘Detective Dee’ among Golden Lion Candidates

Tsui Hark’s martial-arts thriller “Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame” will be the only Chinese-language film to compete for the top honor at this year’s Venice International Film Festival, organizers have announced.

Zhang Ziyi to produce and star in 3D Mulan film

Zhang was said to have been planning this film since last year, but the project got shelved due to funding problems after she became embroiled in a string of high-profile scandals.

Jo Hisaishi

Producer Ma Ke, Joe Hisaishi and Jiang Wen

Jo Hisaishi will be producing the soundtrack for Jiang Wen’s Let the Bullets Fly. Jiang Wen has just returned from discussions in Tokyo to go over the film score. The two have previously collaborated on The Sun Also Rises. (Sina)

The Monkey King poster

Donnie Yen celebrates birthday and gets plastered

Donnie Yen works with SFX team from ‘300′ to prepare for the official October start of the 3D Monkey King tale of wreaking Havoc in Heaven

(Sina)23

CRI: Coming up: Monkey King’ in IMAX 3-D

Jess Shum

Macy Chan Mei-Si, Christine Kuo, Jess Shum Cheuk-Ying, Cilla Kung

JJ Jia Xiao-chen, Macy Chan Mei-Si, Christine Kuo, Jess Shum Cheuk-Ying, Cilla Kung, Sherry Chen Shuang

The Jade and The Pearl press conference (July 28)

(Sina-slide show)

Chrissie Chau and Jessica C with the Xbox 360 Kinect

(Sina)

In related news, Google reported that in the first six months of the year, Chrissie Chau and Angelababy came in 5th and 9th most searched for of the pseudo-models. Jessica C. (actually, a real model) came in 10th. No1. and No.2 were Carol and Dada (Chen Jing). Probably, their popularity is proportionate to their bust sizes. (Sina)

Hong Kong media reports that a grateful husband gave Gigi Lai a French yacht valued 15 million yuan in appreciation for risking birth at her advanced age (39). The luxury yacht is named Bon-heur, or Happiness. (Xinhua)

Gigi Lai (Sina)234(Xinhua)

Gigi Lai discharged from hospital

SG: New mom Gigi Lai doing well

Dodo Cheng

Dodo Cheng was among those who attended an event and received free limited edition iPhone 4s. Dodo, who rarely goes out in the evenings, was willing to suffer to get her hands on the iPhone 4 as she is a fan of the product since the first generation was introduced.

Rosemary, Mandy Lieu

Cherrie Ying

(Xinhua)(Sina)

Gigi Leung and host Tony Hung in Mexico for HK travel TV program

Gigi Leung in Mexico (Xinhua)

SG: Daniel Wu sings to Lisa S. every day

Daniel Wu to take break from showbiz, plans for children

In order to accommodate the couple’s numerous friends and associates in Hong Kong who were left out of their first wedding celebration, and avoid disturbing other restaurant guests, Wu decided to hire two event halls for the ‘make up’ wedding.

The couple donated all the gifts they received at the wedding to charity and gave a nod to conservation by dropping shark fin soup from the menu in favour of chicken soup.

Quintus

(Sina)

SG: Quintus Tse’s grand day out

HKStandard: Hong Kong police work’s no so glamourous side,

Pt. 2 - Operation Longhair

Pt 3 - Operation BaskavillePt 4 (To be continued?)

JS Lam served with Hong Kong police - `Asia’s Finest’ - for 32 years, reaching the rank of senior superintendent before retiring in 1996.

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

May 22, 2010

May 22, 2010

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — dleedlee @ 4:11 pm

Feng Xiaogang released the international editon of the poster for Aftershock (After Shock).

The film marks the inaugural effort of the Huayi Brothers-IMAX distribution partnership. (Xinhua)

CRI: Stills of “Lost on Journey” Released

Jiang Wen, Carina Lau, Feng Xiaogang

Presales of Let the Bullets Fly at Cannes has been good with 11 countries having picked it up in 3 days.

(Sina)

Lam Suet is currently filming The Jade and the Pearl in the grasslands outside of Beijing

I don’t know who the actor on the left is.

Anthony Wong, Kara Hui and Irene Wan Pik-Ha attended a charity event for needy students. Wong who began studying calligraphy six months ago donated a work for fundraising. He avoided comparisons to the talented Andy Lau. Kara Hui contributed custom-made jewelry from the US and Wan gave an abstract painting by her husband. Celebs such as Simon Yam, Chow Yun-Fat, Eric Tsang, Andy Lau and Ekin Cheng donated autographed photos inscribed with, “Care for other’s children as one’s own.”

Anthony Wong

Kara Hui

Irene Wan Pik-Ha

(Xinhua)(Sina)2

Fan Bingbing, still at Cannes, at the annual amfAR dinner

Host Harvey Weinstein (Xinhua)

Leo Ku is promoting his upcoming 3D concert in Las Vegas on the 29th

(Sina)

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