HKMDB Daily News

July 20, 2012

July 20, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

FBA: Wu Dang review

Light action-adventure works OK as family fare but not much more than that.

FBA: The Four review

Standard, rather old-fashioned, martial arts mystery generates no real drama.

CF: Liu Ye Tames a Horse in his New Movie

“Sha Jie” features Liu Ye and former “Mou Girl” Ni Ni as a couple. They portray a love-hate relationship in the movie. [Directed by Zhang Jiarui ("Red River", "Distant Thunder")]

CF: Release Date Set for “The Bullets Vanished”

CF: Cecilia Cheung Photos Released for “The Lion Roars 2″

(Sina)

CF: ”Holding Love” Released New Stills of Yang Mi

“Holding Love”, the first co-starring of Yang Mi and her boyfriend Hawick Liu, one of the most popular star couples among teen Chinese audiences, will star in the same film for the first time.

CF: A Stockholm Complex in “The Lethal Hostage”

In the movie, a drug dealer portrayed by Sun Honglei, falls in love with his hostage (Wang Luodan) and decides to quit the business, that is, after one final deal.

CF: ”Let It Be” to Premiere on August 10

“Let it Be” is directed, written and stars Song Jinxiao along with Joan Chen and Taiwanese actor Van Fan.

Song plays a female poet can’t handle the pressures of modern life and escapes to an Arcadia-like village, where she meets an artist played by Van Fan. Chen portrays a consummate charmer who tries her best to seduce the artist with the result being an absurd love triangle.

Joan Chen

Song Jinxiao

CF: ”The King of the Streets” Premieres in Beijing

Actor-director Yue Song performed his kung fu skills at the event, winning applause from the audience. In the film, he plays opposite more than 10 top world boxers.

The film is about a boy who seeks revenge for the death of his parents who were killed eight years ago. He fights the local gangsters and finally achieves his goal.

Xu Zheng and Hui Siu-Hung butt heads when Xu Zheng meets his future father-in-law for the first time in ”Gao Ding Yue Fu Da Ren” (lit. Battle of Wits with Father-in-Law). Lin Peng plays the bride-to-be. Xu Zheng also acts as the film producer for the first time.

(Sina)

In “The Silent War,” Zhou will portray a spy, similar to her role in the 2009’s blockbuster “The Message”. The actress was highly praised by other members of the cast on the set, and she now has the reputation for being box office dynamite. In past six months, Zhou has released “Flying Swords of Dragon Gate”, “The Great Magician” and “Painted Skin: The Resurrection.” The upcoming project is exptected to take over the box office success of these three movies.

CF: John Woo: Chinese Films Don’t Have Real Blockbusters

Acclaimed director John Woo has recovered from the cancer and confirms that he has two projects in hand this year and next,

(Sina)

Rumour: Will Brigitte Lin return to film in Zhang Yimou’s next film, “Dragon Kiss”? That’s what insiders are saying about Zhang’s $100RMB budgeted film. Already, the director has said to have invited Angelina Jolie. When questioned at a recent fashion event, Brigitte Lin smiled and said, “Of course.” Yesterday, Brigitte made a low key appearance at the Hong Kong Book Fair sitting in on a lecture before leaving early as fans snapped photos. (Sina), 23

Brigitte Lin

Brigitte Lin with, friend and writer, Zhang Yihe


Mongolian director Wuershan’ s “Painted Skin: The Resurrection” collected an estimated $16.25 million over the past week for a three-week total of over $100.02 million, easily defending the championship of the boxoffice chart for a third straight week. Newly-released martial arts “The Four” debuted at number two at the weekly boxoffice chart in mainland China with an impressive $13.03 million over four days in release. Contemporary drama “Caught in the Web” dropped to third place in its second week of release, with $9.69 million boxoffice receipts.

During a news conference of his kung fu flick “Taichi” on July 17, producer Chen Guofu sent a message to all peers that they will face a tremendous failure for releasing their movies on the same date of his movie, which is September 28. But one person sneered at his bold announcement.

New poster for comedy “BMW Rhapsody” features Jordan Chan, Morris Rong (Rong Xiang) and Peng Bo.

The cast also includes Gong Xinliang and Kong Mei (the male Fan Bingbing).

Jordan Chan leads the film and plays a chauffeur named Liu Zili who dreams of having his own BMW car and accidentally gets involved in a series of crazy incidents. (CF)

Jordan Chan, Xiong Naijin

Morris Rong

Lee Kin-Yan (Sina)(CF)

Poster for Pang Ho-Cheung’s “Vulgaria”

Chapman To, Dada Chan (Chen Jing)

Dada Chan (Sina-gallery)

Hong Kong trailer for “The Silent War”

TaipeiTimes: Pop Stop

How does one turn around matrimonial money squabbles, jealousy and internal family conflicts? Divorce, if you are Cecilia Cheung and Nicholas Tse…Jay Chou, Stephen Fung, Shu Qi and more…

SGYahoo: Lynn Xiong hits out at abortion rumours

The witty star added: “When I find out who started this, I shall get Fahai (the evil monk in Tale of The White Snake) to deal with him.”

Despite sealing off the streets when filming, the singer’s image for his new movie was revealed in an online video

The singer who gave birth to baby Riley in March claims she has no time for more children

To avoid the paparazzi, the Heavenly King went all the way to make sure no photos of his daughter were taken

July 3, 2012

July 3, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

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FBA: Lost Child review

Over-stretched but interesting curio on alienated Beijing youth by a young newcomer.

FBA: Here There review

Collage of three thin, weakly developed stories is neither here nor there.

TimeOutHK: Painted Skin 2 review

CF: ”Painted Skin 2″ Sets Seven New Records for Chinese Films

CF/ChinaDaily: Let’s Make A Movie Together

Co-productions have gone mainstream, uplifting a sagging Hong Kong film industry and teaching new tricks to filmmakers across the border.

CF: ”Wu Dang” Premieres in Hangzhou

CF: Wu Dang” Film Premieres in Beijing

CF: Zhang Yimou Denies Directing for Ministry Film

CF: ”The Four” Unveils Pulsing Bathing ScenesSina

More from “The Four”

Deng Chao turns into a werewolf

Wu Xiubo and a female zombie

Jiang Yiyan

Ronald Cheng (Sina-gallery)

Chinese spy movie “The Silent War”, starring Tony Leung and Zhou Xun, is set for release on August 10.

“King of the Streets”  (Sina)

The first trailer for Yue Song’s “King of the Streets” has been released and can be seen here: (Sina)

A pair of posters for Herman Yau’s “Nightmare” in black and white.

FBA: Apple seeks bite of Asian content market

Asian film content is at the moment limited. For example, only one Asian movie — the hit romantic comedy Love Is Not Blind from China — is available on the Taiwan store. It features optional English subtitles, but no Chinese subtitles.

Hollywood titles dominated Mainland China’s boxoffice chart for ten straight weeks, in each week the Hollywood blockbusters accounted for more than 70% of the weekly grosses. But the situation finally shifted this past week thanks to the strong performances of newly released domestic titles.

A1: Richie Jen to share on-screen smooch with male actor

CRI: China Records Song to Send Best Wishes to London Olympics

Huang Xiaoming and Fan Bingbing attended the record of song “Best Wishes from Beijing” on Thursday. The song shows the best wishes to London Olympic Games from Beijing.

In May, 80 fans streamed into a live music venue on the outskirts of Beijing to see their idol Jane Zhang. The small room was packed, and the 27-year-old singer made two wardrobe changes and sang 15 songs. The recording of that session, Listen to Jane Z Live, has now been released.

Jane Zhang also sings the theme song in “Painted Skin 2″ as she did in the first film

ChinaDaily: Celebration of 15th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return

Jacky Cheung

Kelly Chen

Jackie Chan, Joey Yung, Twins, Leo Ku, Raymond Lam, Vincy Chan help out, though the stadium’s audience seems a bit sparse. (Sina-slideshow)

MSN: Jacqueline Law succumbs to cancer

CNA: Ex-HK actress Jacqueline Law dies of pancreatic cancer in Singapore

MSN: Last goodbyes for Jacqueline Law in Singapore

Former HK actress ‘no longer in pain’

A1: Karen Mok hit by taxi2

The singer-actress suffered a sprained ankle and bruises to her buttocks and was now resting at home.

MSN: Andy Hui and Sammi Cheng set to tie the knot this year

MSN: Andy Hui and Sammi Cheng move in together

MSN: Louis Koo’s low-profile charitable work revealed

MSN: Are Stanley Huang and Xu Jinglei about to wed?

MSN: Selina Jen returns to showbiz

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