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August 22, 2011

August 22, 2011

WSJ: Kara Hui, Fighting the Kung-Fu Stereotype

FBA: Law of Attraction review

The best comes at the start in this uneven collection of vignettes on various stages of love.

Poster for Ann Hui’s A Simple Life competing at Venice Film Festival

Qin Hailu - A Simple Life

Qin Hailu and Ann Hui (Sina)

First poster for Frankie Chan’s Legendary Amazons

(vide. Lady Generals, Yang Family Generals)

Cecilia Cheung checking her script

Getting makeup

Frankie Chan, Cecilia Cheung

More Amazons

Cheng Pei-Pei

Yu Na

Jin Qiaoqiao

Chen Zihan

Liu Xiaoqing

Kathy Cho Hoi-Mei

Yukari Oshima

Liu Dong (Sina)

Tony Chan , Eason Chan, Angelababy, Wing Shya (Aug.21)

Eason Chan and Angelababy attended the Beijing press conference for the release of the final trailer for Love in Space (Sina-gallery) (Video-trailer)

Mark Chao and Gao Yuanyuan will begin work on Chen Kaige’s new modern day film, tentatively named “Search”, in October. Four other major actors are to be announced shortly.

Mark Chao You-Ting, Gao Yuanyuan

With director Chen Kaige (Sina)2

Miriam Yeung and Xu Zheng in Beijing filming Pang Ho-Cheung’s sequel to Love in a Puff (Sina-gallery)

Cecilia Cheung

Cecilia Cheung appeared as a guest on the catwalk in a fall and winter fashion show in Wan Chai, Hong Kong this weekend. And, according to an Oriental Daily report, she and husband Nicholas Tse have reached a final divorce agreement and settlement after a 16 hour negotiation with lawyers. Child custody and property distributions issues have been reached and the agreement has been sealed. Elsewhere, Cecilia is under fire by mainland publicity director for not fulfilling her contractual to promote Treasure Inn on the mainland. So far, she has skipped the MV rollout and premieres in Beijing, Chengdu, Hangzhou and Guangzhou. Her company reps defend her and say Cecilia has met her obligations with a March press conference appearance.

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MSN: Nicholas Tse and Cecilia Cheung goes school-hunting for son

Nicholas Tse & Cecilia agree on divorce terms

CNA: Theresa Fu claims ‘four-timing’ ex-lover Him Law hit her

Donnie Yen and family relaxing in the US recently

According to Hong Kong media reports, Donnie is weighing an offer to appear in producer Avi Lerner’s The Expendables 2. (HunanTV)

Carina Lau, Edison Chen

Carina Lau posted a photo of herself with Edison over the weekend, with the following, “You are a great person. Life is always tough. You got to have faith in yourself.” Netizens figured out that the locale was in Shanghai where Edison attended a club opening and sang three songs before departing. (Sina),

(Sina-slideshow)

March 21, 2011

March 21, 2011

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WSJ: HK Film Industry Reaches Out to Japan

FBA: HK festival gets underway

CRI: 35th HK Int’l Film Festival Opens

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart cast

Larisa, Daniel Wu, Gao Yuanyuan, Wa Ka-Fai, Louis Koo, JJ Jia

Festival Ambassador Miriam Yeung

Kara Hui (Xinhua-gallery)

Gao Yuanyuan (Sina)

KoreaTimes: Hong Kong’s urban exoticism caught on film

Moreover, the movie [Don't Go Breaking My Heart] offers an incisive look into the unique cityscape of Hong Kong and the people who inhabit it, which pave the way for more universal themes of love and the nature of modern-day relationships.

THR: Doug Liman to Direct Story of Sun Yat-sen’s Bodyguard

Bourne Identity director Doug Liman and producers Rob Reiner and Alan Greisman are joining forces with Beijing Galloping Horse Film & TV Production for a 1920s drama about Two-Gun Cohen, the British bodyguard to Sun Yat-sen, leader of the overthrow of China’s last imperial dynasty.

FBA: Angel Wings brings romance to FilMart

Law of Attraction explores four stages of love

Director Zhang states, “No one needs another shallow love story between impossible people. There are already far too many of these instantly forgettable movies on mainland cinema screens.”

Emperor is also launching The Beast Stalker director Dante Lam’s The Viral Factor, a US$17 million action thriller about a super virus that takes place around the world. Starring Jay Chou (Green Hornet), Nicholas Tse (Bodyguards and Assassins) and Andy On (True Legend), the project is in preproduction with location shooting planned in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Jordan.

Los Angeles-based distributor and producer Ko Mori and LA-based film producer Tim Kwok have launched Cinema Asia Releasing, a North American distributor dedicated to films from Asia.

ScreenDaily: Quattro Hong Kong 2 review2

Each of the films is distinctive and challenging with each offering a fresh and thoughtful view of modern-day Hong Kong.

Variety: Almost Perfect review2 (Kelly Hu, Edison Chen)

“Almost Perfect” starts out as a romantic comedy, then gradually wends its way toward a more serious treatment of family dysfunction.

Deng Chao is featured in a photo spread in Harper’s Bazaar

(Sina-slideshow)

Yao Chen has admitted she is in a new relationship with cinematographer Cao Yu following her divorce with ex-husband and fellow actor Ling Xiaosu. (Xinhua)

Jane Zhang performed at the CBA All-Star Game in Beijing (Mar.20) (Xinhua)

MSN: Barbie Hsu’s wedding shrouded in secrecy

Barbie Hsu’s charter flight to Sanya, Hainan arrived with family and wedding guests. (Xinhua-gallery)

MSN: Nicholas Tse and Cecilia Cheung’s wedding photos revealed

Cecilia’s manager believed that the photos were uploaded to Facebook by the Filipino wedding photographer, before they got reposted to other online sites. The manager also criticised the photographer for lacking professionalism and that they are considering legal action against him.

MSN: Raymond Lam likes taking photos of ex?

The Hong Kong actor’s ex-girlfriend hinted so when interviewed recently

CNA: Raymond Lam on ‘bedroom photos’ fallout: “I will pick myself up”

March 15, 2011

March 15, 2011

Pray for more rescues and reunions in the wake of the Sendai Earthquake.

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March 9, 2011

March 9, 2011

CRI: Chen Kun Takes Lead in Qian Xuesen Biopic

CRI: Huayi Bros Announces 10 Bln Ambition

Wang branded 2011 as a year of brewing while 2012 is expected to be a year of blooming when most of Huayi Bros productions hit the big screens.

FBA: Genre festival develops a twin

The 2nd Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival will include Derek Tsang and Jimmy Wan’s internet movie Devil Nail Clippers. The 50-minute film stars Zhou Xun as a woman with unusual appetites.

Fan Bingbing in stills from Buddha Mountain

Initial box office returns have been good since opening on March 3, reportedly bring in 26M yuan the first week. (Sina)

Promotional stills of Karen Mok and Leon Dai for Law of Attraction. A 30-second trailer was also released.

Law of Attraction opens April 8. (Sina-gallery)2

Lu Chuan, San Hanping officially open the filming of King’s Feast

Liu Ye, Daniel Wu and Chang Chen are confirmed cast members. Chow Yun-Fat was originally reported to be cast in the role thought to now be Daniel Wu’s. In addition, Yan Ni and Qin Lan have been identified as cast with undetermined roles yet. Offiicial role assignments have not been announced yet. (Sina)

Poster for the 18th Beijing Student Film Festival which begins March 26. The festival is a key barometer of films and television programs popularity with audiences and closes April 27 with an award ceremony. (Sina)

“Mou girl”

Christian Bale and family in Beijing

Bale in Nanjing

Reporters followed Christian Bale’s arrival in Beijing on March 6 to begin working on Zhang Yimou’s Nanjing Heroes.. To their surprise, Bale was spotted in Nanjing the following day. In the process, the reporters also nabbed a few shots of the latest “Mou girl” during a training class. (Xinhua)

Lee Heung Kam denied reports that she has Parkinson’s Disease. The 79 year-old actress was flooded with calls from friends with concern. Brushing it off as misunderstanding due to a joke, she said that she was heading to Australia to raise funds for a senior citizen home. (Xinhua)

Cecilia Cheung returned to Inner Mongolia to complete 30 hours of filming for the Lady Generals of the Yang Family. She was said to have only slept two hours to finish her part in the film. (Sina)

Yao Chen

For some reason, the Grace Jones song Warm Leatherette comes to mind.

CRI: Yao Chen Attends Chanel Fashion Show (Sina-slide show)

Miriam Yeung in Beijing for the release of her 3rd Mandarin album Ready or Not (Xinhua-gallery)

Michelle Reis and baby JM posted on her weibo (Xinhua)

At an event yesterday, reporters dubbed Andy as “Spring Andy” because he wore a smile on his face throughout the entire interview.

“He’s 50% anarchist and the other half poet. For Chinese, he’s not that easy to understand.”

February 24, 2011

February 24, 2011

A truth that’s stranger than fiction - Jiang Wen

“Let The Bullet Fly” boosts tourism in S China watchtowers

35th Hong Kong Int’l Film Festival to open in March

AP: Johnnie To romance, short films to open HK fest

Poster for March 1 Beijing University screening of Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

Wai Ka-Fai and Johnnie To will meet students and answer questions. (Sina)

Gao Yuanyuan - Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

(Sina-gallery)

SF International Asian American Film Festival Takes Place March 10-20

Li Yapeng: ‘Love is not something you can preserve’ (CNNGo)

First-time producer Li Yapeng talks about the challenges of product placement in his new movie, “Eternal Moment,” Faye Wong and their “Six One” clique

CNNGo: Huayi Brothers annouces East Asia’s largest film and TV studio

GlobalTimes: Onward, Christian actors

Lu Liping and Sun Haiying are a rare mainland couple

Underdog Knight 2 - Liu Ye, Liu Hailong

Vincent Chiao

Steve Yoo Seung-Jun

Underdog Knight 2 opens April 1 (Sina)

Seediq Bale poster

Director Wei Te-Sheng (dayoo)

Seediq Bale director Wei Te-Sheng has secured additional funding from investors to complete his epic film. Part 1 is scheduled to be released on September 9 with part 2 to be released on September 30.. (Sina)

The first part, scheduled to be shown on Sept. 9, will center on the portrayal of the major characters and the atmosphere of the distinctive era. The second part, to be released on Sept. 30, would revolve around the uprising of the Seediq tribe and its suppression by the Japanese army. (Taipei Times)

Posters for The Law of Attraction (lit. Gravity or Gravitation)

Starring Karen Mok, Leon Dai, Zhang Jingchu and Guo Tao, the film is a series of interlocking love stories.

Guo Tao, Zhang Jingchu (Sina)2

Ann Hui, Andy Lau and Deanie Ip - Miss Peach (Peach Sister)

Bona Pictures boss Don Yu Dong flew to Hong Kong to visit the set and lend support (Sina-gallery)

CRI: Andy Lau and Deanie Yip Rejoin in ‘Tao Jie’

CRI: First Stills from ‘Mr. and Mrs. Single’

CRI: Liu Yifei Cites ‘Up’ as Her Influence for New Film

MSN: Kelly Lin rumoured to wed on Mar 20

MSN: Selina Jen’s injuries take a turn for the worse

The helpless singer ended her entry with the sentence, “Can I be a girl who is not brave and cries a lot tonight?” S.H.E’s Selina Jen laments fresh blisters on injured legs

CNA: Barbie Hsu puts film career on hold to focus on family

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