HKMDB Daily News

October 19, 2011

October 19, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , — dleedlee @ 8:24 pm

FBA: The Lady review

Bitty biopic of Aung San Suu Kyi is too much hagiography, too little big-screen drama.

Good-looking production values and noble intentions aren’t enough to makeThe Lady speak as either a human or political drama.

Variety: Inseparable review

Taiwanese-born, Stateside-reared, Beijing-based helmer Dayyan Eng makes a clear if uneven attempt to craft a pic that’s both China- and America-friendly with “Inseparable,” a comic examination of a man’s turning-30 crisis.

CF: Chen Kaige Takes on Online ‘Human Flesh Searches’

Chen said at the press conference that the reason for him to choose this subject was because there are few movie projects in China that focus on the problems that are accompanying the development of modern Chinese society.

CF: ”The Glory Days” Starts Filming

Set in the last years of Qing dynasty, the movie tells the tale of a court that is facing domestic strife and foreign aggression. In order to suppress the rebellion, a ton of gold is raised by the local government to purchase military supplies. Unexpectedly, the gold is stolen, so the court dispatches military forces to investigate. Thus two factions are formed, which are set to inevitably clash.

CF: ‘Loser’ Team of “Speechless Fashion”

Cast members of the inspirational comedy, “Speechless Fashion,” shoot a batch of new photos named “Loser” in the run up to its release on October 21

Joey Yung’s sacrifice

Hong Kong’s singer-actress Joey Yung was reportedly willing to turn down an eight figure job offer, so that she could take on a new challenge in Heiward Mak’s latest film, “Diva”.

Scary Market press event in Beijing yesterday

Cheung Tat-Ming

Theme song singer Tan Weiwei, Cheung Tat-Ming, Liao Jian (Sina)

Photos from the Shanghai premiere of “Love on Credit” today.

Lin Chi-Ling, Chen Kun

Li Bingbing posts a pic from her first day on the set of “Resident Evil 5″ (near Toronto?). She says that it very exciting with lots of gunfire and fight scenes.

Simon Yam recently bought a small island in Indonesia. He said he plans to build a two-story house that opens underground to the sea where the coral can be seen.

Simon Yam and Qi Qi last night at store opening event

Simon recently shot an underwater advert for Omega as celebrity ambassador to protect marine ecosystem.


MSN: Did Jay Chou and Hannah Quinlivan get married in Europe?


MSN: Faye Wong dismisses pregnancy rumour on microblog

MSN: Cecilia Cheung’s mother criticises Deborah Li

Cecilia’s mother (Sina)

December 14, 2009

December 14, 2009

CRI: “Bodyguards and Assassins” Hong Kong Premiere

God of Wealth Arrives

Kitty Zhang Yuqi

Miriam Yeung

Cheng Pei Pei

Gallery (6) (HunanTV)

Screen Daily: Hong Kong’s Golden Scene joins the Break-up Club

Golden Scene has picked up international rights to Barbara Wong Chun-chun’s upcoming docu-drama Break-up Club…Starring Jaycee Chan and Fiona Sit…

IndieWire: Wong Kar-wai on “In The Mood For Love” (2001 reprint)

Obama’s brother turns down film role in Let The Bullets Fly

Obama’s brother lands role as priest in Chinese film

Obama’s brother made image ambassador in China

Chinese director Jia Zhangke receives France’s Legion of Honor

NYTimes: From Icon to Lifestyle, the Marketing of Bruce Lee

CRI: The Original Karen Mok Show Opens in Beijing

Faye Wong offered $9.64mil for comeback tour

Hong Kong’s Next Magazine reported that the diva also had a human placenta extract injection, costing HK$100,000 ($18,000) per dose which could last for six months.

CRI: Chen Kun’s Latest Photos

Loletta’s back and sexier than ever

Michelle Yeoh goes ape over apes

Vivian Chow wearing a paper cut out dress

Vivian Chow slide show (12) (Sina)

Li Bingbing arriving in Copenhagen for the world climate summit


Twins rare appearance together

Twins, Joey Yung

Gillian Chung

The Twins help Joey Yung launch her 10th anniversary commemorative Joey Perfect 10 Documentary marking Joey’s 10th year in show business. (Xinhua)

Charlene Choi performs a sexy Latin dance in Macau at a Make A Wish Concert


March 14, 2009

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , , — dleedlee @ 10:21 am

Kung Fu Cyborg poster released
Kung Fu Cyborg

Danwei: Filmmaker Jia Zhangke speaks about 24 City on panel discussion (video)

Jang Ja Yun’s Manager Speaks Out About Secret Abuse
Victim of The Hidden Rule?

Zhang Ziyi’s Hollywood film The Horsemen opened last Friday (the 6th) in 75 theatres. The R-rated film has received limited box office data or media review. IMDB users have given it 8/10 (now, 8.2/10 based on 249 ratings). [The only reviews are in Italian, so the ratings might be based on screenings in Italy. I can't find any English reviews. Nothing, either on RottenTomatoes]

Hollywood-Asia marriage matures

Jack Neo ventures into the English drama scene

Stills from Soldiers and Their Commander series

Soldiers and Their Commander (My Commander, My Regiment)

Kelly Chen photo gallery
Kelly Chen attends 3D Monsters Vs Aliens screening

Lin Chi-Ling photo gallery

Mysterious rash

Joey Yung is planning a 4 person tour, inviting Gillian Chung and Charlene Choi to tour England

Gillian Chung at Hong Kong airport leaving for Taiwan

Gillian Chung with manager Mani Fok

More airport photos
Gillian Chung Arrived in Taiwan
Gillian Chung admits Juno as boyfriend
[Juno Mak, if i recall correctly, is the singer who once was accused of hiring kids as fans to show up at appearances. This was later parodied in the film The Heavenly Kings.]

Edison Chen receives death threatening letter

Chinese / Taiwanese star’s plastic surgery before & after?

According to one poster, the videos were made by a Korean in retaliation for a Japanese made video of Korean plastic surgeries and Chinese netizens made negative comments. Confusing, huh?
Comments and refutations here:

Betty Loh Ti
See David Wells’ nice collection of vintage Southern Screen magazine covers

March 11, 2009

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , , , — dleedlee @ 9:01 am

LA Examiner: Top 10 Foreign fight scenes

“Dragonball” Premieres in Tokyo
Heroic pairs in Dragonball: Evolution
A spunky cast brings to life cult manga characters in the comic book adventure Dragonball: Evolution

Beijing-based Dadi Century Film has confirmed that Chow Yun-fat will star in its upcoming biopic Confucius, in which he will portray the great Chinese philosopher and sage.
Dadi Media, the mother company of Dadi Century Films, is also investing in the $14m China-UK co-produced musical The Sacrifice Of Yang Guifei.

John Woo eyes film on Hard-Boiled game
Lion Rock Productions is in talks with Hong Kong director Stephen Fung

Jackie Chan starts shooting historical epic - Big Soldier, Small General

Shooting of Hua Mulan was shut down when local villagers disrupted the filming. According to the report, years ago in another film, a production company fell behind on paying the local villagers hired to participate. With this in mind, they were very unhappy and used all sorts of methods to interrupt filming. Public security officials had to be called in. This shutdown has cost hundreds of thousand of yuan and impacted the schedule of Chen Kun and Zhao Wei. Hu Jun and Jaycee Chan are scheduled to arrive shortly for their part of the filming.

In February, Sun Honglei was invited to join the cast of Jay Chou’s Ci Ling by director Chu Yen-ping. When Sun learned that Lin Chi-Ling was in the cast, he reportedly ridciculed her as, “the vase”, and declined. Both parties have denied this and Sun says his schedule for appearing in ‘Confucius’ was the reason for his declining.

The Asian Conundrum
Are all Asians female?

Reasons for Suicide of Actress Remain a Mystery
Depression Probably Not The Reason Behind Jang Ja Yun’s Death

Jackie Chan cheated of $600,000

Gillian Chung - more

With fans

Hong Kong press conference
Gillian Chung restarts, grateful to Charlene Choi
Gillian Chung’s secret romance
Her Twins singing partner, Charlene Choi, had warned her that he was a bad guy but she did not listen, she said
Joey Yung’s point of view
“It’s beneath me to have anything to do with him. I have never been a fan of his.”

Press conference excerpt, subtitled (SCMP) (Part 1, skip to 6:00 for Gillian’s appearance) (Part 2, more product flogging) (Part 3, press conference) (Part 4, press conference ends with Mani Fok taking Gillian off stage)

Undisclosed Pics of Twins (update in English)

Hong Kong’s Celestial strikes Canadian licensing deal

Michael Tse sentenced to 6 weeks jailtime for drunk driving

At age 19, Jennifer Tse smoked marijuana without parents knowing,

K-Pop Fan-turned YouTube Star Visits Korea

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