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February 16, 2012

February 16, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

CF: ”New Dragon Inn” (1992) Back to the Big Screen

Compared to the original poster featuring Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung, the updated version also features Kung Fu megastar Donnie Yen.

“White Deer Plain” poster (Sina)

White Plain Deer” hits the red carpet in Berlin last night

Kitty Zhang Yuqi, Wang Quan’an

(Sina) (Sina-slideshow)

“White Plain Deer” reception

Sylvia Chang, Shi Nansun

Tsui Hark, Kitty Zhang Yuqi, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Wang Quan’an

Kitty Zhang

“Glory Days” posters unveiled at Berlin International Film Festival

Now in post-production, a summer release is planned (Sina)2

The cast of “Crazy Stupid Thief” in Harbin

Francis Ng, Ying Er

Lam Suet

Peng Bo

Wang Taili, Francis Ng

Starring Eva Huang, Yang Zi and Li Man, the tragic romance film tells of the downfall of a young and beautiful girl, portrayed by Huang, as public opinion turns against her in her small hometown. 

Photos from the Hong Kong premiere of Wong Jing’s “Mr. and Mrs. Gambler” last night.

Fiona Sit, Law Kar-Ying

Chapman To

(Sina-slideshow)

Michael Wong promotes his new “MW” leather brand. Jennifer Tse Ting-ting helps him out.

Both singers share a passionate kiss together on stage, surprising many in the audience

Eason’s wife, Hilary Tsui, and daughter, Real Ting, Miriam Yeung’s husband record the event (Sina)

August 18, 2010

August 18, 2010

CRI: 3D “The Legend of Silk Boy” to be Released on August.20

Jackie Chan is the voice of the hero, Xu Rongcun, while the film’s director, David Liu, also worked on “Star Trek”, “Transformer” and “Toy Story”.

The cast also includes Li Bingbing, Li Yang and comedian Zhou Libo, who speaks in a Shanghainese dialect for his character.

FBA: Toronto unleashes Butcher in madness

The 35th Toronto International Film Festival (9-19 Sep 2010) will host the world premiere of Wu Ershan’s anarchic action-comedy The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman [ previously Legend of the Kitchen Knife here] in its Midnight Madness section.

The film is the first feature from Daniel Yu’s Beijing-based production company First Cut Features, founded in June 2008. Yu previously produced the Focus First Cuts series, including Crazy Stone.

In Butcher, a lowly pork vendor tries to steal the heart of a top courtesan, a mute learns how to cook to avenge the death of his father and a warrior attempts to become the world’s number one, all with the help of a magical blade.

The martial-arts comedy stars Ando Masanobu, Ben Chang You and Kitty Zhang.

Karena Lam

Don Quixote poster featuring Karena Lam

CRI: Karena Lam Announces Retirement from Entertainment Industry

HK actress Karena Lam quit showbiz?

With the expiration of her eight year contract with Filmko last year, Karena Lam has effectively withdrawn from the movie business. She has declined to appear for publicity events for her most recent film Don Quixote which she worked on under a tacit agreement. According to friends, Karena has been studying photography, ceramics and architecture in Canada and France. After the expiration of her contract, she rarely appeared in public and last month she dismissed her assistant of many years. Even though Filmko was willing to extend her contract, Karena was unmoved. Now 31 years old, Karena grew up in Canada and at the age of 15 signed a 5 year development contract in Taiwan as a singer against her parents wishes. After being put on ice after a falling out, she went to Hong Kong in 2001 where she made her first film, July Rhapsody, and won Best Supporting Actress. Karena made twenty films in 5 years but her career subsequently stalled. (Xinhua)(21cn)

Guangzhou premiere press conference for Stool Pigeon

Guei Lun-Mei

Miao Pu, Nick Cheung

Liu Kai-Chi

Liu Kai-Chi

Audience favorite, Liu Kai-Chi won HKFA’s Best Supporting Actor in 1993 for his role in Cagemen and was nominated three more times for Internal Affairs 2, SPL and Beast Stalker. (Sina)2

Liu Ye as young Mao Zedong

Li Qin

Li Qin plays Mao’s second wife, Yang Kaihui

Liu Ye and Li Qin

The Founding of a Party (tentative title) held a low key opening lens ceremony. Filming is scheduled for 5 months with a 2011 release. (Sina)2

Jiang Wen and Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro recently visited the Shanghai World Expo and was unnoticed by the public. Later, De Niro visited Jiang Wen in Beijing and watched an early preview of Jiang Wen’s Let the Bullets Fly. Afterward, even though the special effects and music has not been completed, De Niro praised the film as thrilling, funny and fantastic. He offered his own people to provide the subtitling because if he wanted to attract American audiences native English speakers would be preferable. The following day, in honor of De Niro’s 67th birthday, Jiang Wen held a banquet complete with the Godfather theme. He also gave De Niro a handwritten scroll with the character ‘Warrior’. (Sina)

Poster for Cheer Chen’s Sept. 4 Guangzhou ‘Summer Etude’ concert (21cn)

CRI: Tsai Chin to Start New Concert Tour

SG: Jay Chou late for Lee Hom’s Love In Disguise opening

SG: Andy Hui fesses up

SG: Huang Xiaoming rails at AngelaBaby in public

SG: Lucas Tse’s Disney birthday bash

Lucas

Lucas and Quintus

(Xinhua)(Sina-slide show)

Aaron Kwok says no to cohabitation

The 44-year-old star who graced the opening of a fitness centre in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok district on Tuesday revealed that he was dead against cohabitation.

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 18, 2009

November 18, 2009

CRI: Classic Fantasy Film Storms back with Dazzling CG Effects

The sequel to 1998 fantasy/kung fu film ‘The Storm Warriors’ will hit cinemas across Asia on December 10.

CRI: ‘Mulan’ Premieres in Beijing

Three Guns poster features English title of A Simple Noodle Story. The title is reminiscent of the popular internet parody of Chen Kaige’s The Promise, The Bloody Case That Started With a Steamed Bun

(cri.cn)

CRI: Zhang Yimou’s New Film Is a Tribute to “Zhiqing” Generation

Director Zhang Yimou will begin shooting a heart-wrenching romance set in China in the 1970s.

Adapted from a 2008 bestselling novel “Hawthorn Tree Forever”, the story revolves around a great unfulfilled love in around 1975 between two “zhiqing,” or young, educated urban people sent to the countryside for re-education during China’s decade long “cultural revolution.”

Zhang will embark on a Nanjing massacre-themed film following “Hawthorn Tree,” the report said.

THR: Zhang considers war drama, romance as next project

THR: ‘Chen Zhen’ starts shooting near Shanghai

Leon Lai - Frozen

Leon Lai has begun work on Derek Kwok’s Frozen. The storyline is unknown. (HunanTV) (Sina)

CRI: Jet Li Acknowledges Singaporean Citizenship

Kitty Zhang gives her two cents on mentor Stephen Chow

The demure 23-year-old actress revealed her tendencies to quarrel with Stephen during filming due to their differences in personality. Despite that, she expressed her utmost respect for the latter and shared that she is filled with awe and admiration for him.

Panda Express Premiere

Deng Jiajia

Jane Zhang sang the theme song

Liu Hua

Panda Express Premiere photos (Sina)

Charlene Choi attending a Christmas lighting ceremony at Times Square (Xinhua)

Gillian Chung

Gillian Chung celebrates 15th anniversary of Toughjeans brand

(Xinhua)

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