HKMDB Daily News

November 23, 2009

November 23, 2009

Jump Press Conference

Kitty Zhang Yuqi

Yao Wenxue

Leon Jay Williams

Director Stephen Fung

Yao Wenxue, Stephen Fung, Kitty Zhang, Leon Jay Williams

Producer Stephen Chow did not attend the press conference. The film is scheduled for a Dec. 3 release

(Sina)

Bodyguards and Assassins Nic Tse and Zhou Yun

Nic Tse and Zhou Yun play a couple

Zhou Yun

Nic Tse

(cri.cn)

Bodyguards and Assassins HD slide show (18) (Sina)

CRI: Andy Lau Turns into a Peking Opera Performer

THR: Screen empress Liu returns in ‘37′

Once the most celebrated actress in China, award-winning Chinese screen legend Liu Xiaoqing will return to film in Hong Kong director Dennis Chen’s drama “37,” in a role that rendered her unrecognizable,

Mike He, Alfred Cheung

Mike He and Alfred Cheung promote Love At Seventh Sight at Tuen Mun Town Plaza in Hong Kong. (Sina)

Aaron Kwok, Ekin Cheng

Aaron and Ekin attend Storm Warriors MV and theme song release Sunday. More photos (Sina)

CRI: Director Gu Changwei Casts Eye on AIDS discrimination

Established director Gu Changwei ['Peacock'] started to shoot a documentary on reducing people’s discrimination toward HIV/AIDS.


November 19, 2009

November 19, 2009

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New stills of Zhao Wei in Mulan released. A Nov.27 release is scheduled (HunanTV)

HD (Sina)

Kitty Zhang Yuqi - Jump

Zhang Yuqi stars in Stephen Fung’s story about a simple rural girl in the big city who loves to dance. The original story comes from Stephen Chow. (HunanTV) (Sina)

Nick Cheung is hoping to win a Golden Horse for Best Actor (Beast Stalker) (Sina)

Variety: Overheard

Quality casting down the line and a script that manages some characterization between its twists and turns make for an entertaining package that’s flawed only by a lack of sustained tension in the direction.

Variety: The Robbers

A pair of amoral thieves end up defending a tiny village they initially came to pilfer in “The Robbers,” a rambunctious black comedy in period duds that plays like a Chinese riff on “Seven Samurai.”

CRI: China Expects Most Crowded Spring Festival Film Season

“We will have a headache in February because the Valentine’s Day coincides with the Spring Festival (lunar new year) holiday,” He said. “There are too many films to manage.”

Cecilia Cheung previously suffered two miscarriages

Taiwan’s sexiest woman

Model-turned-actress Lin Chi-ling says reputation takes “a lot of maintenance”.

Fan Bingbing

(cri.cn)

Fan Bingbing magazine spread in HD (Sina)

Zhang Jingchu Beijing jewelry brand appearance in HD (Sina)

Zhang Jingchu GQ

(ChinaDaily)

Zhang Jingchu GQ launch in HD (Sina)

CRI: Michelle Yeoh’s New Role

“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” actress Michelle Yeoh raises awareness on road safety.

Andy Lau lookalike is a porn star

More than 400 Taiwanese artistes on tax man’s ‘wanted list’

November 2, 2009

November 2, 2009

Mulan opens November 27

Amazing Tales: Three Guns (Dec.10, earlier reported as Dec.11)

Ning Hao’s No Man Land/No Man’s Land (Dec.18)

Other release dates: The Robbers/Tang Dynasty Brothers, Panda Express (Nov.20), Bodyguards and Assassins (Dec.18), Still unconfirmed: Treasure Hunter,14 Blades, Little Big Soldier, Confucius. (cri.cn)


Stephen Chow

Spotted outside a Hong Kong Jockey Club event, Stephen Chow said he will begin shooting a film next year. A noted bicycling enthusiast often seen riding about the city, reporters suggested a Shaolin Bicycle film would be appropriate. Asked if he was taking advantage of the real estate market to make big money, Chow was evasive. (Sina)


Ann Hui has not decided whether a kissing scene between Vivian Chow and Chan Wei-Ting will be necessary. (Sina)

Aaron Kwok

Josie Ho

Josie, Aaron, Director Roy Chow, Christine To (writer)

Murderer aka Crime and Punishment promotion in Guangzhou. The ending was changed and the violence toned down in order to play in the Mainland. Josie Ho hoped that her Dream Homes would be accepted for screening with edits from director Pang Ho-Cheung. (Sina) (Xinhua)


CCTV: Remake of the classic “Mulan”

Actress Zhao Wei said, “I have dressed like a man before, but it was all about being funny. This time, I have to actually perform like a man. I’m not sure if the audience will think I’m really manly in this film. Director Ma has been devoted in sculpting my part and Chen Kun’s role. So the movie is going to be very romantic.”

CCTV: Stephen Fung’s Jump

Hong Kong actor, singer, model, writer and film director Stephen Fung’s third directorial effort “Jump” will come out soon to be screened for the year-end season. Fung has recently embarked on an intensive promotional campaign around China in hopes that it will help his movie “Jump” over some fierce box office competition…

THR: ‘Stool Pigeon’ starts filming in HK

‘Beast Stalker’ team returns with police story


[T]he first-ever recipient of the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress, is making a comeback with a new indie film called “At the End of Daybreak.”

‘Tuya’s Marriage’ director stands out at four-day market

Film production house now valued over $1.5 bil

July 20, 2009

July 20, 2009

Kent Cheng
Hong Kong celebrity charity bowling tournament - Kent Cheng


Exhibition in Hong Kong commemorates 36th anniversary of Bruce Lee’s death

Movies 101: Who are the top young Asian American leading men in Hollywood?

APA Magazine: Park Chan-wook’s Insatiable Thirst

Jang Back to Silver Screen in 4 Years
Jang Dong-gun returns to the silver screen for the first time in four years, in a comedy featuring him as a handsome president.


Fan Bingbing - The Message

Leon Jay Williams aka William
Stephen Fung, Kitty Zhang Yuqi, Edison Chen
Stephen Fung’s Jump -reshot with Leon Jay Williams in one week

SARFT approves Jump for exhibition.
Fantastic Water Babies with Gillian Chung still unreleased

Li Xiaolu
One Night in Supermarket premieres in Shenzhen

Variety review

Chinese movies struggle to make ends meet despite pretty box office

China backs Mandarin in film, TV
Historical dramas, kids’ fare must avoid dialects


Lin Chi-Ling’s image used without authorization to advertise abortions at gynocology clinic

The ad promises two minute painless abortions for 400 yuan.

Cecilia Cheung at Swing concert
Cecilia Cheung denies pregnancy

Cecilia Cheung/concert photos

Angie Chiu
Angie Chiu in Beijing promoting beauty care product in Beijing


With Ti Lung's wife
Oddest piece of news out Hong Kong: Brigitte Lin pregnant?

Hong Kong’s 3 Weekly wonders. After seeming to be preparing for a comeback working with a fitness coach her enthusiasm has recently cooled. So the magazine raises the question after spotting Brigitte visiting a medical building in Central earlier this month.

July 18, 2009

July 18, 2009


Aaron Kwok has started working in Benny Chan’s City Under Siege in Hong Kong

Stephen Chow salvages romance ‘Jump’
Original film featured Edison Chen

Nick Cheung begins shooting To Live and Die in Mongkok - photos
Monica Mok plays a prostitute


Yu Feihong’s Directorial Debut ‘Eternal Beloved’ Looks Set to Be a Hit

Charlie Yeung sacrifices hair for arts - 37

Hong Kong in tune with mainland biz
It’s getting harder to tell mainland Chinese and Hong Kong movies apart.

Jackie Chan praises kung fu of Will Smith’s son
“He put my son to shame! I provided my son with the best martial artists in the world, and he could not be persuaded to try it.” Poor Jaycee.

Kelly Chen goes home with baby
Slim New Mom Kelly Chen In ‘Surrogate Mother’ Suspection
The slim, post-pregnancy physique of singer-actress Kelly Chen has prompted rumors that the new mother could have had a surrogate give birth to her son.


More photos of Gillian Chung in Malaysia

Pace Wu
Pace Wu in Guangzhou for a fashion event

Louis Vuitton opens in Shenzhen
Li Xiaolu
Fan Bingbing

Death threat sent to legislator after Tiananmen stand

Kim Jong-il’s grandson seen at concert

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