HKMDB Daily News

October 2, 2009

October 2, 2009

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

THR: Rising in the East

These days the answer to nearly every question about the Asian film industry is China…

“Our 2008 work ‘Lady Cop & Papa Crook’ was an effort to adapt ourselves more to the Chinese movie market and win favor with Chinese audiences,” Mak says. “However, we have returned to the Hong Kong style in ‘Overheard,’ and I think it is the way for us to go — to adapt ourselves to new markets while keeping our style.”

‘We should be looking closely at China because it is our future,” Shelly Kraicer argues. “Shanghai is our future. It’s vitally important we know what is going on.”

One of the more mainstream offerings is Hong Kong director Ann Hui’s Night and Fog. Based on a true story of horrific domestic violence, the film raises many provocative questions - about ethnicity, gender politics and the social responsibility and effectiveness of the state.

Independently filmed documentaries are using a grey area in a censorship-prone Chinese environment to find their way into the hearts and minds of people globally and those of a limited domestic audience as well.

Chinese communist films get rare attention at NYFF

Chinese cinema flourished with the rise of communism, a timely relationship that resulted in tensions between artistic and moralistic tendencies.

Behind ‘ District 9,’ ‘3D Garfield’s Pet Force’

SCMP video

April 29, 2009

April 29, 2009

Zhang Ziyi, Fan Bingbing
Sophie’s Revenge scheduled for August release

Li Yuchun
Bodyguards and Assassins - Li Yuchun

Supergirl sings theme song and plays Simon Yam’s daughter

Zhang Jingchu
Beijing preview of John Rabe -Zhang Jingchu

Yu NanBa Duo, Wang Shuangbo
Ning Hao film currently in production ‘Uninhabited Region’

Zhang Yimou to shoot ‘Amazing Tales — Three Guns’
Pic to be divided into two parts
Sun Honglei, Xiao Shenyang, Wang Xiaohua, Ni Dahong cast

Lu’s ‘City of Life and Death’ draws raves, death threats
Sympathetic portrayal of Japan angers some viewers

Banned Chinese director enters film at Cannes - Spring Fever
Lou Ye endured previous ban with French festival entry
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5iU1DMQqYhHgrxEbZBjwxeKGTlq6w
Le Pacte acquires French rights to Spring Fever

Leon Lai
Leon Lai returns to Hong Kong from Shanghai, avoids questions about Jill Vidal

Daniel Wu - A Vase No More

Russell Wong takes his turn behind the camera

ESWN: What Did Jackie Chan Say? (Roland Soong mix)
The Associated Press transcript gives the impression that Jackie Chan was more cogent and articulate than he actually is. The verbatim transcript makes him much less so. For example, he could not even get the dates of the founding of the People’s Republic of China or the beginning of the reforms right at first. You can also watch the video and you don’t even have to understand Chinese to perceive the clipped nature of his speech. Jackie Chan is not in his milieu when it comes to this kind of subject.


Computer technician who leaked Edison Chen sex photos found guilty, faces jail time

Jail set for computer technician over Chen sex photos

April 25, 2009

April 25, 2009

Vengeance
Complete List of Competitors for Cannes Announced

China’s Shu Qi among Cannes Jury

1 Massacre, 2 Films and 3 Perspectives


Zhou Xun lends support at Beijing Student Film Festival

Anthony Wong
Wong Jing
Beijing premiere of I Corrupt All Cops

Tang Wei Regrets over Cut Scenes

Shu QiCarina Lau (Photos: ent.sina.com)
Andrew LauStanley Kwan

http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/h/2009-04-25/11002490800.shtml
Wong Kar-Wai opened a new company in Shanghai
Guest included Carina Lau, Chang Chen, Shu Qi
Wong Kar-wai launches regional events company


Rosamund Kwan
Rosamund Kwan enjoying retirement, no plans to return to film business

Baby Lucas and mother
The Baby Lucas Tour continues in Taiwan

http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/h/2009-04-23/04002486985.shtml


cfensi: What Jackie Chan Was Really Talking About

Jackie’s interview transcribed

NYT: Software That Copies DVDs Is on Trial

“Nine tailed-fox” swindles, “Crying Game”s unsuspecting netizen

April 15, 2009

April 15, 2009

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , — dleedlee @ 10:37 am

Law Lan
Midnight Taxi (adapted from a ‘net novel?) features Jordan Chan, Lee Kin-Yan, Deng Ziyi, Law Kar-Ying and introduces Helena Law Lan to the mainland.
http://dailynews.sina.com/bg/ent/sinacn/20090407/0238112260.html
http://dailynews.sina.com/bg/ent/sinacn/20090413/2136140794.html
http://ent.cqnews.net/ylove/200904/t20090414_3170221.htm


Relive History with ‘Examination 1977′


Qin Lan, Liu Ye - City of Life and Death
Liu Ye promotes City of Life and Death

“Nanking, Nanking” to be released


Huayi Brothers President Wang Zhonglei, Zhang Jingchu
Zhang Jingchu offers flowers to statue of John Rabe

82 year-old Li Shi,  was ten years old when she and relatives and friends were saved by Rabe
John Rabe cast and crew visits memorial in Nanjing

Beijing preview scheduled for April 28.
Trailer, stills


Andy Lau
Andy Lau plays a small role in Founding of The Nation


Chang Chen could replace Tony Leung Chiu-Wai in Wong Kar-Wai’s Legend of Yip Man. Zhao Benshan will likely join cast but denies Annie Yi will participate.


Hazmat squad called

Apple Daily received an envelope contain advertising clippings from The Sniper and suspicious white powder. Hong Kong police was called in to investigate.

Food Poisoning Sickens 30 Film Crew, Extras of Founding of The Nation
http://news.xinhuanet.com/ent/2009-04/15/content_11187307.htm
 


Carina Lau reportedly pregnant

Success attempt after many failures thanks to recommendation of doctor by Sandra Ng. Carina gives up drinking and smoking.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/ent/2009-04/15/content_11188121.htm

Anthony Wong, Charmaine Fong


Anthony Wong guests on Charmaine Fong’s MV

Eric Tsang and guests (Photos: ent.sina.com)
Aaron KwokNat Chan and wife

Simon Yam
Patrick TseEric Tsang, Wong Jing

Wang Jing and Patrick Tse
Kenny BeeGloria Yip

Ellen Chan Nga-Lun
Ellen Chan bearing a gift at midnight for Eric Tsang’s birthday

Silverock Films Options Soho Crime’s Chinatown Beat by Henry Chang

Keep fung shui out of court, says Nina judge

April 9, 2009

April 9, 2009

HKFA Movie Kings - Donnie Yen, Louis Koo, Nick Cheung, Simon YamHKFA Movie Queens - Barbie Hsu, Paw Hee Ching, Karena Lam, Zhou Xun

Directors - Benny Chan, Ann Hui, Wilson Yip, John Woo
Johnnie To, as usual, declines to participate

The Newcomers - Zhang Yuqi, Lin Chi-ling, Xu Jiao, Monica Mok, and Juno Leung
Josephine Siao Fong Fong
HKFA nominees group photos released
Lifetime Achievement Award - Josephine Siao Fong Fong
Professionalism Award - Ding Yu
Group photos
Nominees Promote HK Film Awards
Four classic films remade as short for HKFA presentation ceremony
“A better Tomorrow”, “Days of Being Wild”, “The Eye” and “Internal Affairs” were remade as short film.

Film on Tibet starring Charlie Yeung to start shooting

Yang’s ‘Breathless’ Is Breathtaking (South Korea)

First Cambodian lesbian film is a hit

The Musician - Feature film on Xian Xinghai to be shot in Macau
Cast includes Vivian Hsu, Chen Kun and Ng Man-Tat. Li Qiankuan director
Cherie Chung
Cherie Chung mentally and physically preparing for return

Zhang Jingchu

Zhang Jingchu in John Rabe - movie clip, stills

Karen Mok

John Legend
John Legend and Karen Mok perform in Shanghai

Fan Bingbing
Another case of actresses getting groped at guest appearances

This time old photos of Fan Bingbing, Gong Li recapped. (The bearded man is actor Zhang Jizhong.)


Edison Chen

I spy: Edison Chen at Beijing International Airport with two assistants

Slide show

HK Techie Denies He Stole Edison Chen’s Pics
Edison pics seen year before
BBC: Film star sex photos trial begins

HK pop star Jill Vidal faces Tokyo trial

Controversial Release of Eileen Chang Novel

Wild boar attacks pensioner in Tai Po

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