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July 28, 2009

July 28, 2009

Jet Li
Still from Sylvester Stallone film The Expendables - Jet Li

SCMP: Daniel Wu discusses new film ‘Overheard’
Zhang Jingchu, Lau Ching-Wan
Overheard takes in 35M yuan in the opening weekend

‘Tracing Shadow’ Premieres

More photos of premiere

Peter Chan wanted to cast Michelle Reis ten years ago when Bodyguards and Assassins was first planned

Additional photos of Michelle Reis on set of Bodyguards and Assassins
Andrew Lau received a 1905 HK$10 bill as a reward and commemoration for his efforts
Peter Chan, in a surprise, introduced Andrew Lau on the last of shooting. Lau had been called in to assist due to an unnamed large crisis.
‘Infernal’ Lau joins ‘Bodyguards’

Shing Fui-On
Shing Fui-On suffers recurrence of nasopharyngeal carcinoma

The 54 year-old actor was treated in 2004 with chemo and radiation therapy and he lost 45kg in weight. He also lost his sense of taste and hearing. Nonetheless, Shing was elected village head in Sai Kung and later ran for election to the legislature but was defeated.
Nick Cheung, also a Sai Kung resident, went directly from shooting To Live and Die in Mongkok to visit Shing at the Hong Kong Baptist Hospital. He is due to be released in a couple days.

Prison on Fire
1988 - The Greatest Lover
2001 - ATV series with Japanese beauties
Secret Lover, 1995The Detective, 2007
2003 running for legislative council member

Shing Fui-On continued auto racing even after first being diagnosed in 2004

Zhang Ziyi Interview: From Actress to Producer (Thanks, to duriandave, for pointing it out)

Chinese filmmaker Feng Xiaogang begins shooting earthquake movie
“Aftershocks” tells the story of a seven-year-old girl who survived the quake that killed more than 240,000 people.

Hong Kong filmmaker Lee Kung-lok’s romantic comedy Let’s Fall in Love starts shooting in Beijing on July 24.

MIFF weighs future of Chinese pics
Claustrophobia, Miao Miao also withdrawn

Hollywood Reporter: Haeundae - film review
Bottom Line: Korea’s first disaster movie is slow to reach a crest of excitement but eventually delivers shiploads of action and visual spectacles.
Disaster film a Korean BO success

Comic-Con ‘Thirst’ panel with director Park Chan-Wook

Sassy Girl Returns as a Cyborg (video/photos)
Sassy girl returns as robot in Cyborg She

HK singer Eason Chan’s marriage in trouble?

Donnie Yen’s birthday party
Donnie Yen and wife
Raymond WongLynn XiongCheung Tat-MingVincent Kok
Roy CheungLeon LaiAndrew Lin
Donnie Yen celebrates his 46th birthday with friends

Additional photos

Yasmin Ahmad

  • Touched by her maternal glow
  • Friend to All
  • Tears and tribute

    ESWN: Young Models At The Hong Kong Book Fair

    SCMP: Anti-model activists protest at HK Book Fair

    SCMP: Kobe brings MVP skills to HK

  • July 25, 2009

    July 25, 2009

    Hu Jun
    Hu Jun featured in this Kungfu Cyborg poster
    Sun Li
    Sun Li

    Wu Jing

    Gan Wei

    Gan Wei, Jeff Lau, Sun Li

    Gan WeiSun Li
    New Kungfu Cyborg posters released at Beijing press conference

    Andy Lau
    Rain causes delay on set of Detective Dee at Hengdian

    Chinese director Jia Zhangke to make 1st big budget film
    He is currently filming a documentary about the history of Shanghai, but his next project will be a kung fu epic set in early 20th century China called “In the Qing Dynasty.”

    Chinese govt called director over Australian film boycott
    China’s Opposition Boosts Rebiya Movie

    News from KOFIC
    Long Awaited Tsunami Movie Haeundai about to Hit Korea
    For what maybe the longest possible wait for an internationally released movie to hit its own shores, Haeundae is about to be released in Korea. Back in April the film sold to a number of territories at the Hong Kong Film Mart. The CJ released film then went on to repeat its success at Cannes. Given its star pull and its sizable success overseas, there is much anticipation for the film here in Korea.

    The film headed by director Youn J.K. is set in the southern tip of South Korea in the city of Pusan. The city which is the name sake of Asia’s largest international film festival also boasts the seaside resort of ‘Haeundae’ a beach which can attracts a million people a day at the height of summer. This sets the scene for gigantic tidal wave that is about to engulf the city at just this time – Summer, as it is in Korea now. Ironically the film, which was filmed partly in California, is a more human story focusing on Man-sik, a local who runs a small seafood restaurant. After losing a friend to the sea a year before he can never go back. Later, while running into a stream of complications he is forced to confront his fear in the shape of a 500 mph wall of water.

    Haeundae stars SUL Kyung-gu (Public Enemy, Voice of a Murderer) as the title character and HA Ji-won of BABO fame. It is set for release July 23.

    JANG Dong-kun for president
    Star director JANG Jin got Korea’s leading man JANG Dong-kun to try his hand at comedy for the first time. JANG is set to play a young charismatic president in the upcoming KnJ Entertainment production Good Morning President. The explosive combination of JANG Jin and JANG Dong-kun turns it into a highly anticipated fall release.

    HAN Chae-young has been cast in the female lead role. The story will be about three persons who get to meet the president. With JANG Jin at the helm, the film will be spiced up with JANG Jin’s characteristic peculiar humour. JANG Dong-kun told reporters that except the young age of the president, the film has no similarities to current U.S. President Obama’s story. Good Morning President is scheduled for an October release in cinemas.

    JANG Dong-kun has been absent from the big screen for four years, since he appeared in 2005’s Typhoon. He’s best known for the films Friend and Tae-guk-gi. JANG Dong-kun returns this year with two films. Besides Good Morning President, his English language film debut The Warrior’s Way – alongside Kate Bosworth and Geoffrey Rush – is also set for a 2009 release.

    Update: Yasmin Ahmad has died
    Yasmin Will Be Remembered For Her Quality Works

    Yasmin still critical, says brother

    Zhou Xun
    Zhou Xun helps open a boutique in Shanghai

    Tien Niu
    Actress Tien Niu helps launch a fashion program in Beijing

    Race Wong
    Show me the money!
    Race Wong sold 7000 photo album books at the Hong Kong Book Fair

    Kobe Bryant hoops it up in Hong Kong

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