HKMDB Daily News

July 18, 2012

July 18, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

FBA: Golden Harvest flies back to Polaris

Orange Sky Golden Harvest Entertainment Co Ltd (OSGH) is to remake 1999 Hong Kong romance Fly Me to Polaris (1999) as part of a programme to revive its library of contemporary films.

CF: Zhang Ziyi Finally Finishes her Part in “The Grandmasters”

Zhang missed many promotional events for her Sino-South Korean coproduction “Dangerous Liaisons” for the movie.

CF: Cast and Crew Promote “The Bullet Vanishes” in Beijing

CF: Fan Bingbing Promotes “Double Xposure” in Beijing

CF: Second Episode of “The Four” is on the Way

“The Four” will be filmed as a trilogy. The third episode will start shooting right after they finish the second movie.

Poster for suspense film “Insistence”

Cast includes Yang Zi, Lin Miaoke, Lam Suet (Sina)

Lam Suet and Christy Chung get married in “Good-for-Nothing Heros”

Christy Chung

Lam Suet, Christy Chung

The many sides of Zhou Xun in “The Silent War” are seen in these stills

(Sina)

Kelly Chen promotes Maxim’s brand of mooncakes for the 6th consecutive year.

(Sina)2

TaipeiTimes: Pop Stop

MSN: Brigitte Lin’s husband Michael Ying reported to have illegitimate son

MSN: Are Stephen Fung and Shu Qi engaged?

Shu Qi and Stephen Fung was seen going to and returning from Tokyo together - and recent reports have suggested that the actor popped the big question while in the land of the rising sun.

May 31, 2011

May 31, 2011

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Variety: A Beautiful Life review

Despite an excess of melodrama, helmer Andrew Lau reteams with scripter Tang Kit-ming (”Look for a Star”) to deliver a lush tearjerker that aims to do for Beijing what Woody Allen once did for Manhattan.

CF: Li Bingbing in “The Secret Fan”

A batch of still photos was released for the imminent drama, “Snow Flowers and the Secret Fan.

CF: Tang Wei: Despaired Housewife in “Wu Xia”

The production company of the Peter Chan’s “Wu Xia” released new still photos featuring Tang Wei as a village woman.

(Sina)

Concept poster of Zhang Zilin as the Sky Goddess in The Monkey King (Sina)

Zhang Hanyu

Lam Suet, Fu Yong

Lam Suet will be starring in a comedy, working title Island Paradise, produced under China Film Group’s new talent development program. The film will be directed by newcomer Fu Yong. (Sina)

3D version of The Fruit is Swelling from Cash Chin Man-Kei who hopes to land Mavis Pan Shuang Shuang

Gong Li was one of the many celebrities attending a Louis Vuitton event in Beijing at the National Museum of China.

Gong Li

Wang Xueqi

Chen Kun

Zhang Jingchu

Zhang Jingchu (Xinhua-gallery)(Sina)

MSN: Cecilia Cheung’s parents-in-law to help save her marriage?

This article includes the prospect of Cecilia going to visit Nicholas on set in Malaysia with their two sons and publicly apologizing. (Xinhua)

CNA: Late Anita Mui’s mother vows to “seek justice on television”

Anita Mui’s mother, Tam Mei-Kam, held a press conference in her hospital ward on Monday, to voice her unhappiness over not getting control of her late daughter’s estate

Anita’s brother and mother (Xinhua)

Baby bump? (Xinhua)

The queen of Cantopop claims that she does not like the idea and thinks that it is “old-fashioned and gross”.

September 7, 2010

September 7, 2010

Screen Daily: Detective Dee and the Mystery of Phantom Flame

There’s a tasty idea in here, and its entertainingly executed: graft a detective story onto a historical martial arts actioner set during the Tang dynasty, and see what emerges. Director Tsui Hark has never been a less-is-more kind of guy, and the sheer abundance of plot threads and sumptuous, FX-enriched set pieces threatens to swamp the story at times.

Strait Times/AFP: Tsui’s film wows

Screen Daily: The Child’s Eye 3D

While the script of cult directors Danny and Oxide Pang’s 3D horror movie is a strictly by-the-numbers affair, there are more than a few nicely set-up 3D moments and a healthy moment of surreal filmmaking in amidst the film’s horror-in-a-hotel tale.

Screen Daily: Reign of Assassins

As a action-packed tale of martial arts revenge and killings, the impressively staged Reign of Assassins certainly delivers the goods in stylish fashion. It might lack the sheer visual poetry of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, but its scenes of sword-play are wonderful and once the story gathers momentum it is absorbing and entertaining.

Poster for national release

(Sina)

Screen Daily: Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen

Screen Daily: Showtime

Macau-born Clara Law at Venice Festival

Law will present “Red Earth”, which is one segment of a larger project, “Quattro Hong Kong,” featuring the independent contributions of four Hong Kong directors: Herman Yau, Clara Law, Heiward Mak and Fruit Chan.

CRI: Li Bingbing in Venice(Sina-slide show)

CRI: Shu Qi Models ‘Legend of the Fist’ Costumes

Lam Suet

Lam Suet, Liu Hua

Lam Suet plays his first lead role in the Hollywood-style Mainland action thriller Adventure Island directed by Feng Chao. Starting as a stage manager in the ’80s, Lam Suet became a regular in Johnnie To’s films and won a Best Supporting Actor Award for his role in PTU. (Sina)

Up Close With Benny Chan2

FBA: Seediq Bale finally wraps

FBA: Hawthorn to open Pusan festival

Guests include Tang Wei and a gala screening of Late Autumn.

Karena Lam break due to pregnancy? In July, a pregnant woman resembling Karena Lam has been regularly seen visiting a Toronto hospital for check ups. To confirm suspicions, documents were checked and indicated the patient’s English name was indeed ‘Karena Lam’. This was reported by someone who is a friend of a nurse. A call by reporters to a GM at Filmko said that there were no signs of pregnancy and that Karena’s break was for education purposes in order to get a degree in Canada. (Xinhua)

CRI: Film-goer Jolts Cinema, Distributor with Lawsuit over “Aftershock” Ads

Chen, who saw the movie twice at the Xi’an Polybona International Cinema (Polybona), said in her suit that audiences were given no warning or indication on the ticket that ads before the film ran to 20 minutes.

October Elle - Zhao Wei

(Xinhua)

Sam Lee, Edison Chen

Edison Chen and Sam Lee sold out a club in Hangzhou with 1000 tickets at 200 yuan each. One caller offered 80,000 for a box. Outside the club, it was like an auto show, Lamborghinis, Porsches, and Ferraris filled the street. Out of town license plates indicated that many had made special trips to come. Edison’s rapping in Mandarin was bad yet the crowd screamed like crazy. Female fans were especially excited as he left the stage and they grabbed to touch him. (Xinhua)

HKStandard: Bullets that silenced the hired guns

There were several robbery cases involving banks and goldsmiths between the mid-1980s and the early 1990s. The robbers used nine-millimeter automatic pistols (like the Black Star made for the People’s Liberation Army), assault rifles such as the AK47 and even grenades…

May 22, 2010

May 22, 2010

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — dleedlee @ 4:11 pm

Feng Xiaogang released the international editon of the poster for Aftershock (After Shock).

The film marks the inaugural effort of the Huayi Brothers-IMAX distribution partnership. (Xinhua)

CRI: Stills of “Lost on Journey” Released

Jiang Wen, Carina Lau, Feng Xiaogang

Presales of Let the Bullets Fly at Cannes has been good with 11 countries having picked it up in 3 days.

(Sina)

Lam Suet is currently filming The Jade and the Pearl in the grasslands outside of Beijing

I don’t know who the actor on the left is.

Anthony Wong, Kara Hui and Irene Wan Pik-Ha attended a charity event for needy students. Wong who began studying calligraphy six months ago donated a work for fundraising. He avoided comparisons to the talented Andy Lau. Kara Hui contributed custom-made jewelry from the US and Wan gave an abstract painting by her husband. Celebs such as Simon Yam, Chow Yun-Fat, Eric Tsang, Andy Lau and Ekin Cheng donated autographed photos inscribed with, “Care for other’s children as one’s own.”

Anthony Wong

Kara Hui

Irene Wan Pik-Ha

(Xinhua)(Sina)2

Fan Bingbing, still at Cannes, at the annual amfAR dinner

Host Harvey Weinstein (Xinhua)

Leo Ku is promoting his upcoming 3D concert in Las Vegas on the 29th

(Sina)

March 18, 2010

March 18, 2010

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , — dleedlee @ 5:39 pm

Dream Home will open Udine’s Far East Festival Apr.23 and compete at the Tribeca Film Festival

Directed by Pang Ho-Cheung, produced by and starring Josie Ho.

(Sina)

CRI: Tang Wei and Ivy Ho Give Exclusive Interview about Film Project

CRI: ‘Ip Man 2′ to Raise Curtain for Students’ Festival

 The 17th Beijing College Student Film Festival, which is to kick off the mainland’s 2010 film awards season on April 7, will open with Hong Kong action film “Ip Man 2″, Sina.com.cn reports.

The movie, the second installment in a biopic series about Bruce Lee’s mentor, Yip Man, will premiere after the film festival’s opening ceremony. It will be the only screening of the film before it rolls out in mainland theaters on April 29.

The annual Beijing College Student Film Festival acts as a barometer of how films are received among college students, who now make up an indispensable part of China’s movie audience.

Lam Suet, Lavina

Model Lavina Chung appearing in a MV for actor/singer Tommy Yuen Man-On

Tommy Yuen Man-On, Lam Suet, MC Jin

 

The star, who took to the catwalk at a fashion show in Taiwan on Wednesday, revealed that he will start recording his new album at the end of the month. 

The album will not focus too much on love songs but rather his thoughts and feelings over the past few years, he said. 

Apart from a new album, Chen, 29, also has a film project lined up. 

He told reporters he will co-produce a movie with an American production company at the end of the year.

 

Karena Lam 

Karena Lam shared the catwalk with Donnie Yen’s daughter, Jasmine

Jasmine

 

Wang Yuanyuan and Wang SiSi 

(Donnie’s sister-in-law and wife)

(Xinhua)

Faye Wong

 

 

With her stylist

 

 

Connie Chan

Faye Wong was in Hong Kong to shoot posters for her upcoming concert. Reporters followed Faye shopping in various shops in Central, Hong Kong. Upon going into Harvey Nichol’s (an upscale department store), they ran into a startled Connie Chan who quickly left by car! (Sina), (2) (Xinhua)

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