HKMDB Daily News

April 27, 2011

Aprl 27, 2011

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — dleedlee @ 6:21 pm

CF: ”Four Detectives” Reveals Cast’s Images

CF: Chen Kun’s New Love Trangle in Rest on Your Shoulder

Chen Kun is in love with three ladies and faces a dilemma to choose his true love.

Variety: Let the Bullets Fly review

An entertaining hot pot of wry political commentary and general mischief.

Wai Ka-Fai

Wai Ka-Fai to take break from filmmaking? In an excerpt from a Jet magazine interview, frequent Johnnie To collaborator, Wai says that after wrapping up current projects he is considering a career change.(Yahoo) (Jet) (Thanks, to Joyce!)

Is Andrew Lau replacing Teddy Chen as Peter Chan’s director for The Guillotines? That’s the current rumour. (Sina)

CF: Stars Gather to Promote Chinese Films

Vivian Hsu

The Founding of a Party opens June 15 in IMAX and regular theatres

Director Huang Jianxin was flooded with text messages from actors asking whether they survived the final cut.  With 178 actors to fill only 131 minutes, the director assured the press at a trailer release event that John Woo (cut from the Founding of a Republic) and Tang Wei (previously rumoured to be cut) were not excised, at least in the trailer. (Xinhua)

FBA: Ghost Story haunts China BO

Wilson Yip’s A Chinese Ghost Story, an adaptation of the 1987 classic, led the China box office last week with RMB72.5 million ($11.1 million) after six days on release.

The action-romance-fantasy opened on 19 April, three days earlier than originally scheduled, so as to give it additional headroom ahead of The Lost Bladesman after it moved its own release date forward.

The censorship process for “Buddha Mountain” was not completely trouble-free.

KL date for Hong Kong film

Dante Lam’s Against War

Posters for the mainland release of the 2009 Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends - The Movie to mark the 45th anniversary of Ultraman. Opens May 13. (Sina)

(Apr.27) At an event in Beijing promoting the 1987 A Chinese Ghost Story, Ng See-Yuen said he planned to rerelease more Hong Kong classics in the mainland.

Ng See-Yuen

Director Tony Ching Siu-Tung

Actor Lau Siu-Ming from the classic film

Leslie Cheung’s costume (Sina)

Lin Chi-Ling

A new romantic comedy (lit. Happiness Quota) from director Leste Chen held a launch ceremony. The film stars Lin Chi-Ling, Liao Fan, Chen Kun and Tony Yang. The story has Lin Chi-Ling in a love triangle with three men.

Chen Kun

Liao Fan

Tony Yang

Leste Chen

Chen Kun, Liao Fan, Lin Chi-Ling, Tony Yang (Sina)

The boot ceremony for “Beasts and Flowers”(literally) was held at Hengdian today. The film directed by newcomer Zhang Lijia stars Ady An Yixuan, Jaycee Chan, Lam Suet, Ng Man-Tat, Frankie Ng Chi-Hung, Gong Xinliang, Ricky Chan, and others. The ensemble comedy is premised around the notion that we are all “Beasts and Flowers”.

Jaycee Chan

Ady An

Ady An, Jaycee

Director Zhang Lijia (Cheung Lap-Kar)

Frankie Ng

Group photo (Sina)

Shu Qi - A Beautiful Life

A Beautiful Life opens May 13. (Sina)

Hong Kong multi-hyphenate Stephen Chow Sing Chi is adding one more hyphen to his repertoire of skills – he has grand designs to open a dozen cinemas within one year in Mainland China, according to Xiao Xiang Morning Post.

Kelly Chen announced Tuesday on her blog that she will soon be getting back to work, after spending the past few weeks at home recovering from her recent miscarriage, reported Hong Kong media.

Kelly’s son, “Har Gow” (Sina)

Former TVB Number 1 Brother Gallen Lo Kar Leungrevealed that he has no regrets leaving TVB at the peak of his acting career in 2003 to pursue work in Mainland China, according to Chinese media.

January 20, 2011

January 20, 2011

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Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster’ (LATimes)

Opening Jan. 28

THR: ‘Let the Bullets Fly’ Is China’s New Homegrown Box Office Champion

The 1920s Eastern Western has passed ‘Aftershock’s’ $9.8 million take.

Jiang Wen: If you don’t understand my films, you’re ’silly’ (CNNGo)

FBA: Bullets, Confessions head AFA nominations

It’s a wrap for Michelle Yeoh and The Lady

After three months of hard work, playing Myanmar freedom fighter Aung San Suu Kyi in The Lady, our very own Michelle Yeoh could finally take a breather as filming of the biopic was wrapped up on Jan 18.

CRI: Batman’s China Role Hints of Future Co-op in Sino-U.S. Film Industries

Reports from media previews of Benny Chan’s Shaolin indicate that the film is quite bloody and children are recommended to be accompanied by parents. Women audibly gasped at certain scenes. Jackie Chan’s humourous appearances lightened the tone in contrast. In addition, the burning of Shaolin Temple is said to not look very realistic.

Poster for What Women Want released (Sina)

All’s Well Ends Well 2011 poster (Sina)

RZA’s The Man With the Iron Fists

The cast: Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, Daniel Wu, MMA fighter Cung Le, and what’s really exciting as well, a huge Alive Not Dead contingent!!! Andrew Lin, Terence Yin, Osric Chau, Darren Scott, Celina Jade, Byron Mann, MC Jin, Brian Yang & Andrew Ng are all cast in this project. The whole combo makes for a movie that will definitely kickass!

Action director Corey Yuen and Grace Huang

Fan Bingbing

Director Li Yu, Fan Bingbing, Wilson Chen Bo-Lin promote Buddha Mountain in Beijing

Buddha Mountain opens March 4 (Sina)

Teddy Robin posted a picture on Weibo from a scene shot for the 1964 film Student Prince that featured Alan Tang Kwong-Wing in his film debut. Unfortunately, the scene with Teddy playing with his first band The Striplings was deleted from the final cut.

CRI: Faye Wong Arrives in Taipei for Upcoming Concert

MSN: Selina Jen could return to stage after a year of therapy

Pop star Selina finally discharged from hospital

MSN: Carina Lau and Tony Leung write love letters to each other

Carina Lau reveals secret to keeping the romance alive

“I can also find out if he delivers on his promises [in his letters],” she joked.

The guest list to last night’s White House state dinner guest list (CNN)

Notable names include Jackie Chan (of Beverly Hills, CA!), Michelle Kwan, Yo Yo Ma, Lang Lang, Tung Chee-Wah (former Chief Executive of Hong Kong), Maya Lin. and Jean Quan (newly elected mayor of Oakland — the first Asian American female mayor of a major US city ;D )

JackieChan.com

January 19, 2011

January 19, 2011

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THR: Fresh ‘Shaolin Temple’ Goes for Drama Over Kung Fu

“Shaolin” is being released in China and the Philippines on Wednesday; in Australia on Thursday; in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia on Friday; and in Vietnam on Feb. 18.

FBA: Close to You (6/10)

Formulaic but effective tearjerker about two young boxers and the women in their lives.

Let The Bullets Fly: Hit Chinese film a sharp-edged satire

One online comment asked how the relevant authorities could give the green light to such a subversive movie. Indeed, this is puzzling. Maybe because Let The Bullets Fly makes cinema a venue for people to vent their discontent and anger over current social evils and injustice, and in this way helps to sustain social stability.

CRI: Cecilia Cheung’s First Date in “All’s Well, Ends Well”

CRI: Sun Li in ‘The Lost Bladesman’ (Sina)

CRI: Xu Qing Joins Bruce Willis for Time-Travel Movie

FBA: Kang does things My Way

Its cast includes a trio of Asian stars with pan-regional following Japan’s Joe Odagiri, South Korea’s Jang Dong-gun and China’s Fan Bingbing.

FBA: Hong Kong IFF puts on Wai tribute

Andy Lau turns “sexy goddess” for new movie

In “What Women Want”, Lau plays an ad exec who can read women’s minds. He uses the ability to sabotage his boss, played by Gong, but ends up falling in love with her instead.

MSN: Comedian Eric Tsang’s 94-year-old father dies

He was charged with embezzlement in 1975. Tsang fled to Taiwan after pleading guilty. The next year, ICAC issued an arrest warrant, which lasted for the next 35 years. Tsang kept a low-profile and lived a reclusive life during his years in Taiwan.

1975 wanted poster (Xinhua)

January 13, 2011

January 13, 2011

THR: Let the Bullets Fly

A rollicking Chinese western directed with cinematic gumption.

THR: Ip Man 2

A smashing martial arts extravaganza dented by crude nationalism. [Look for a theatrical release in the US this month.]

THR: Sacrifice

A classical historical drama of grand passions and humanity.

Michel Gondry’s “The Green Hornet” reinvents the retro vigilante, delivering the goods for a punchy 3D breakout.

CNN: China’s Woody Allen on turning a disaster into a hit

Film director Feng Xiaogang may have made China’s biggest box office hit, the disaster movie, “Aftershock”, but he built his reputation in comedies, comparing himself to American director, Woody Allen.

Fox International Productions and China Lion Film Distribution said Wednesday they will release the Mandarin-language martial arts film The Butcher, The Chef and The Swordsman on March 17 in North America, Australia and New Zealand, simultaneously with its premiere in China.

THR: Chinese Delegation Touring Hollywood in Search of Box-Office Success

Five Chinese film veterans and ambitious newcomers are seeking to hire Hollywood help to achieve their goal: exportable movies.

CRI: Daniel Wu, Gao Yuanyuan Promote New Film (Don’t Go Breaking My Heart/Single Men and Women)

CRI: Stanley Kwan to Put Han Han’s Novel on Big Screen

CRI: Jiang Wen Plays Cao Cao in New Film (Lost Bladesman)

(Sina-gallery)

Fan Bingbing

Fan Bingbing’s first foreign film has been released in France this week. The all-English language film, Stretch, is directed by Charles de Meaux and required Fan to cram to learn English. This is the same production that David Carradine was shooting in Thailand when he died. (Xinhua)

Li Yuchun, Andrew Lau

(Jan.12) Andrew Lau directed and co-starred with Li Yuchun in a 15-minute musical film called ‘Prologue’. The premiere event was held in Beijing with screenings planned for Chengdu, Changsha, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Lau praised Li as a ‘female version of Jay Chou’. (Sina)

Videos: Making of Shaolin (8) (YouTube) (Thanks, to Valerie)

MSN: Aaron Kwok denies his engagement with Lynn Hung

MSN: Selina Jen to return home for Lunar New Year

The S.H.E member will host a media conference to thank the people who showed concern for her during the ordeal

MSN: Overworked Jolin Tsai spotted with receding hairline

SG: Chinese pop diva Faye Wong to come out with new album soon (?)

January 3, 2011

January 3, 2011

HK Film Archive celebrates 10th anniversary with “The Best From the Archive Collection”

Twenty-five film classics that are documents of their times as well as timeless works of art will be shown in “The Best From the Archive Collection” to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the HKFA.

Home of China’s “Bigfoot” plans to shoot Avatar-like 3D film on the elusive beast

FBA: Let the Bullets Fly (8/10)

A richly entertaining Oriental Western anchored by a well-honed, ironic script and terrific performances.

After 17 days, Let the Bullets Fly breaks 500 million yuan at the box office.

Liao Fan, Jiang Wen, Shao Bing, Zhang Mo (Xinhua)

Beautifully shot biopic of Lee’s early life in ’50s Hong Kong is more charming than dramatic.

Two Taiwan version posters for Chen Yen-Ping’s (Treasure Hunter) martial arts comedy Just Call Me Nobody

Eric Tsang, Kelly Lin are among the cast that includes spoofs of Wong Kar-Wai’s 2046, Wanted, The Terminator, Star Wars and the novels of Jin Yong (Louis Cha). (Sina)

Aaron Kwok performs at New Year’s Eve countdown at APM Mall — in shorts

(Sina-slide show) (Xinhua)

Charlene Choi counts down to the new year in TST East

Deep Ng, Charlene, Vincy Chan

The following day, New Year’s Day, Charlene collapsed from exhaustion at Shanghai’s airport while enroute to her next activity. Posting on her Weibo, she said airport staff and colleagues came to her assistance so that she didn’t make a fool of herself.

Twins, later New Year’s Day (Sina) (Xinhua)

HK’s Charlene Choi faints in Shanghai airport

(Jan.1) The same evening, Charlene Choi, Yao Chen, Fahrenheit, Wu Chun, Wang Luo Dan and Han Geng performed in concert at the Shanghai World Expo Centre.

Yao Chen

(Sina-slide show)

Carina Lau and Tony Leung send New Year’s greeting on Weibo (Xinhua)

Faye Wong’s five Hong Kong concerts in March are 93 percent sold out after half a day ticket sales. In addition, Faye has been leaving hints on her Weibo that she is pregnant again. (Sina)

Sandra Ng and George Lam were Andy Lau’s guests at his New Year’s evening concert

Sandra Ng

George Lam (Sina-slide show)

The next evening, January 2, Karen Mok, Connie Chan Po-Chu and her son joined Andy on stage

(Sina-slide show)

Top 10 cover female stars

…the shiniest female cover stars of 2010 according to their cover appearances on the Chinese editions of Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Harper’s Bazaar.

December 16, 2010

December 16, 2010

Here’s a full list of the 668 Shaw Brothers titles available on the ZiiEagle mentioned yesterday. Trying to figure out which titles haven’t been released on DVD, was Best Hustler Wins released? Cunning Hustler? Dear Murderer? Queen Hustler? Murder on the Wedding Night? The Gambling Syndicate? Trapeze Girl? (ZiiEagle’s list of 668 films)

This list at Shaw Brothers Reloaded might correspond to some of the new titles.

Also, check out duriandave’s “Missing” Shaw Films Found in Creative’s ZiiEagle Movie Box

THR: Celestial Signs Deal for Shaw Digital Distribution in Singapore (Dec.2)

500 hours of TV next?

THR: ‘If You Are The One 2′ Gets US Day-and-Date Release

‘If You Are The One 2′ Gets Dec. 24 US Release

If You Are the One 2, by Aftershock director Feng Xiaogang will be the first Chinese film ever to release in North America on the same day as it premieres at home, marking a milestone in China’s push to raise its movie industry profile around the world.

On Christmas Eve, China Lion Film Distribution is set to release the second installment of the comedic on-again-off-again love saga starring Ge You and Shu Qi in 20 AMC and Cineplex Theatres in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C., Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa, all cities with significant Chinese populations.

GlobalTimes: Strap on the six-shooters

Jiang Wen’s Let the Bullets Fly, set in Southwest China in the 1900s, premiers nationwide Thursday, following on from hits like Korean director Kim Ji-Woon’s The Good, the Bad, and the Weird (2008).

At a preview screening in Beijing last week, laughter filled the theater. “I cannot recall what is the funniest part of the film, because there was a constant barrage of comedy,” 28-year-old white collar worker Tan Li told the Global Times.

Interview with Juno Mak on ‘Revenge: A Love Story’

His new film may be full of gross-out sex and violence, but it’s really all about love


Mr. and Mrs. Incredible held an opening ceremony and trailer release in Shenzhen’s IMAX theater on Dec. 15

Sandra Ng

Director Vincent Kok, producer Peter Chan and Sandra Ng attended the event

Miyazaki edition of the Mr. and Mrs. Incredible poster

Sandra Ng, Louis Koo

Opens January 31

(Sina-slide show)(Sina-gallery)

Here’s the Peter Chan-produced animated short film promoting Hong Kong Tourism (i.e., shopping) that was released earlier.

New fan-made Midnight Beating poster (Sina)

Apparently when the photos originally circulated on the internet netizens thought that they were real personal  photos of Francis Ng and an unknown girl. A statement had to be issued to confirm that they were publicity photos for Midnight Beating. The phrase, hoisted by their own petard, comes to mind. (Sina) (Thanks, V)

Four prospective ‘Mou girls’ training in Nanjing for Zhang Yimou’s 13 Women of Jinling/Thirteen Girls in Jinling were expelled after they were caught micro-blogging. The four unfortunates admitted their error but were cast out nevertheless thus ruining the future hopes of stardom. (Photos) (Sina)2

Mavis Fan - deleted scene

Mavis Fan’s love scene will be deleted from the theatrical version of Derek Tsang’s Lover’s Discourse. The scene will be included in the DVD. (Sina)

Huang Yi and Louis Koo in an emotional scene from The Road Less Traveled (Sina)

MSN: Vivian Hsu announces she is single

A few days ago, when Vivian received the Yahoo! Most Searched Chinese Actress award on stage, the actress however strongly expressed that she is single and does not have a boyfriend. Her strong attitude and self-contradictions created speculations of a split.

Vivian Hsu

Stephen Fung and Vivian Hsu in Japan this August. (Xinhua)

Fortune teller claims that Teresa Teng died of black magic

Lydia Sum once experimented with drugs

Joyce was speaking at an anti-drug event with MC Jin (Xinhua)

No kids for Joey Yung

November 18, 2010

November 18, 2010

Variety: Ge You emerging as China’s most bankable thesp

FBA: Bona files for stock market listing

THR: China’s Bona Film Group Files IPO

  • Bona, which no longer is connected to China’s military, counts among its private competitors Huayi Brothers Media, which raised $176 million on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in October 2009 and Enlight Media, a Beijing based TV company turned movie studio.
  • Bona, in fact, has government ties of its own, having merged in November 2003 with the China Poly Group, a business wing of the People’s Liberation Army, to form PolyBona Film Distribution, the company’s former English name
  • Bona’s U.S. IPO filing follows close on the heels of the filings for U.S. public listings by China’s two largest online video sharing web sites, Youku with the New York Stock Exchange and Tudou on the Nasdaq.

CRI: ’My Own Swordsman’ Trailer Available

Director Shang Jing has reunited the original cast to continue his parody of social issues through the stories of everyday life in a small inn.

Andy Lau and Gong Li attend the trailer premiere event for What Women Want in Beijing (Nov. 18)

Director Chen Daming (Sina)2

(Nov.17) Peter Chan, Sandra Ng and Vincent Kok of Mr. and Mrs Incredible collaborated with the Hong Kong Tourism Board to promote winter holiday tourism and  shopping. A 3D animated short film featured characters named ‘Hong-Hong’ and ‘Kong-Kong’. Peter Chan, jokingly, announced the release date for Mr. and Mrs. Incredible as January 32, 2011, meaning the day after January 31st.

Peter Chan

Director Vincent Kok

Sandra Ng, Peter Chan, Vincent Kok

Sandra Ng, Peter Chan (Sina)

Li Qin (Dream of the Red Mansions) plays Blue Phoenix in Mr.and Mrs. Incredible

(Sina)

Let the Bullet posters outlining the characters and relationships

Jiang Wen

Chow Yun-Fat

Ge You (Sina)

Wang Xueqi in Chen Kaige’s Sacrifice (Sina)

Founding of a Party

Wang Leehom

Daniel Wu

Qin Lan, Bai Bing (Sina)

The Taiwanese actress and her millionaire boyfriend registered their marriage in Beijing on Tuesday, and will hold their wedding in March. [Rumors of her pregnancy _may_ prove to be unfounded. :D]

Hsu may have called Wang her “husband” in her statement, however, due to regulations governing cross–strait marriages; they are not legally husband and wife yet.

Netizens are gleefully flaming the 34-year-old, calling her everything from “evil woman” and “gold-digger” to “more disgusting than a rat” and “Big quot; (a play on Hsu’s official nickname Big S). The cause of such outrage?

(Xinhua)

November 17, 2010

November 17, 2010

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FBA: Wong Tin-lam (1927-2010)

Wong Tin-Lam and Leung Suk-Man married in 1954.

With a young Wong Jing, Kitty Ting Hao (right)(Thanks, Dave!)

In 1958, Wong Tin-Lam joined MP&GI (Cathay) after meeting Stephen Soong while filming in Thailand. He was signed because he was willing to shoot films in Cantonese for the Chinese overseas market even though the predominate films at the time were in Mandarin dialect. So Wong began in the Cantonese film group which had less than half the budget of the Mandarin films.

Still from All in the Family (1959)

1960, All in the Family won 3 awards at the Asian Film Festival

Best Director, Best Actress (Lucilla Yu Ming), Best Screenplay

Wong Tin-Lam’s self-admitted life masterpiece Wild Wild Rose (1960) was awarded then disqualifed from the Asian Film Festival after Shaw’s complained that it was plagiarized from Bizet’s Carmen.

With Liza Wang

Wong Tin-Lam switched to televsion after a brief stint in Taiwan. He joined TVB in the ’70s and even cowrote one of the earliest serial theme songs. Writing gags for 8 dollars a joke, he worked on the program Enjoy Yourself Tonight. Wong produced, directed and wrote for some of TVB’s most popular series during the TVB’s golden age often collaborating with his son Wong Jing (e.g., Shell Game, Book and Sword, Legend of Condor Heroes). Wong Tin-Lam began under a 3 year contract with a six month probation period earning 2500 yuan per month. 5 years later,  his salary rose to 40,000 per month.

Still from series Dark Heroine Hua Mulan, a Johnnie To collaboration

In 1990, Wong Tin-Lam announced his official retirement. His disciples decided to pay tribute to their mentor. This became the classic A Moment of Romance. The lineup included producer Johnnie To, Ringo Lam and Wong Jing planning, Andy Lau, Wu Chien-lien, and next generation director Benny Chan. (Wong executive produced Benny Chan’s 1985 TVB Flying Fox of Snowy Mountain.) Johnnie To explained the significance of the film: “The aim was to recognize Wong Tin-Lam but they couldn’t make it the Wong Tin-Lam story. So, instead, the idea was to just make money and donate all of the profits to Wong Tin-Lam as a retirement gift. So story had nothing to do with Wong Tin-Lam just as long as it made money.” Still considered a ‘rivers and lakes’ romantic classic, that’s the story behind A Moment of Romance.

After retiring in the ’90s, Wong Tin-Lam appeared in many of Johnnie To’s films to avoid the boredom of retirement.

Photo with Ringo Lam, Johnnie To

Wong Kar-Wai invited Wong Tin-Lam to appear in ‘2046′ but because it took so long to film and his wife’s recent death he had to decline.

Cannes

An aged Wong attended the Cannes Film Festival in 2005 with the cast of  ’Election’. Despite the 12 hour flight, Wong said, ‘I held up, it was fun.’ Also, Simon Yam cursed out a young reporter for not knowing who Wong Tin-Lam was.

2002 Golden Bauhinia Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hong Kong Film Critics Association

(Sina)

Variety: Let the Wind Carry Me

Documentary on cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-Bing

FBA: HHH calculates 10+10=100

Director Hou Hsiao-hsien announced 10+10=100, a new omnibus project initiated by the affiliated Golden Horse Film Festival.

FBA: Unstoppable begins China BO train wreck

At number three in the charts last week, Gao Qunshu’s Chinese westernWind Blast added RMB9 million ($1.4 million) for a current box office gross of RMB61 million ($9.2 million) after 18 days on release.

Two new entries from China performed poorly on release, Alexi Tan’s romantic comedy Color Me Love starring Yao Chen and Liu Ye and Love Tactics , a star vehicle for popular comedian Liu Hua.

Poster outlines the cast of characters in Let the Bullets Fly

(Sina)2

CRI:  Sun Li Named Best Actress at Canadian TV Awards

Sun won the award for best leading actress in a dramatic program or miniseries for her performance in the film “Iron Road”, a 2008 Sino-Canadian co-production that aired in Canada as a television miniseries.

Tony Leung Ka-Fai and Peter O’Toole also starred in the film.

MSN: Jack Neo returns to the big screen with D-cups

After being plagued by his extra-marital affairs earlier this year, Singapore director Jack Neo is back as a woman in his latest Lunar New Year film Homecoming.

The Hong Kong veteran actress is rumoured to be pregnant again as she rushes filming for new movie I Love Hong Kong.

CRI: Barbie Hsu Registers for Marriage: Report

October 12, 2010

October 12, 2010

CRI: Slow Melody Added to ‘Wind Blast’

Film’s theme song is a slow tune written by Shao Yibei.

CRI: ’My Ex-wife’s Wedding’ Poster Released

In the film, Chen Kun’s character divorces Yuan Quan’s, and then introduces her to his best friend, played by Lu Yi. As his ex-wife enjoys her new romance, she asks him to plan her wedding, where he rediscovers his feelings for her.

(Sina-gallery)

CRI: Critical Film “Vegetate” Premieres in Beijing

The film is about a reporter who accidentally meets a human vegetable and both are involved in a case of fake medicine. The film reveals the dark side of the pharmaceuticals industry.

CRI: Video Clip of ‘Let the Bullets Fly’ Released

“Let the Bullets Fly” is due out in Chinese theaters on Dec. 16 during the New Year season. It will compete with a group of the big works such as Feng Xiaogang’s “If You Are the One 2″ and Chen Kaige’s “Sacrifice” .

Director of international sales leaving Huayi Brothers

THR: Huayi Bros.’ Bee leaving the company

CRI: Donnie Yen, Aaron Kwok Join Cast of ‘Havoc in Heaven’

Illustration for the Bull Demon King to be played by Aaron Kwok  in Filmko’s The Monkey King

Princess Iron Fan will be played by Joe Chen Qiao En (Xinhua)(Sina)

(Oct. 10) Zhou Dongyu and Dou Xiao begin Hong Kong promotions for Under the Hawthorn Tree with the release of the MV. The film opens in Hong Kong next month.

Playing three-legged race game

Huang Yi

NBA Commissioner David Stern

Huang Yi wore a custom-fitted Yao Ming jersey as a mini-skirt

Huang Yi, Stephen Fung attended the press conference for Amazing in Beijing

The Houston Rockets and New Jersey Nets will kick off the NBA China Games later this week and will be filmed for part of Amazing.

(Sina)23(NBA)(ESPN)

Dong Jie Madame Figaro photo spread

(Sina-slide show)

Yao Chen on the cover of November’s Vogue

(Xinhua-slide show)

“I have been with Carina for so many years already. Getting married is just something extra we did. It has not changed our relationship one bit.”

September 19, 2010

September 19, 2010

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , , — dleedlee @ 3:00 pm
Let the Bullets Fly posters released last week
And special moon cakes for the crew with the film title stamped on (21cn), 2
Don Quixote poster featuring Wang Gang as Don Quixote’s servant (Sina)
Shu Qi, Huo Siyan
Legend of the Fist opens in Hong Kong on Sept. 20 (Sina)
Wu Jing - Wind Blast stills
Under the Hawthorn Tree? No, it’s Under the Strawberry Tree!
Fan parodies Zhang Yimou latest film (English Sina)
Elsewhere, Zhang Yimou’s Under the Hawthorn Tree is already available online for downloading by pirates. (Xinhua)
Canadian writer Zhang Ling wrote the 2006 novel that Aftershock was based on.

Zimbio: Aftershock TIFF Premiere
Zhang Ling: Writing has never been so meaningful (CRI)
Toronto 2010: ‘Aftershock’ hits TIFF (LATimes)
Xinhua: Chinese movie “Aftershock” touches Toronto fans to heart

Intro to screening by Zhang Ling at TIFF, you may want to jump ahead 1:56 (Thanks, to Brian)

TIFF: Red Nights description
Red Nights also boasts the long-overdue return of Hong Kong starlet Carrie Ng, famous for her sexy and deadly presence in such films as Naked Killer and Sex and Zen. Here she revels in her role as the jade-clawed Dragon Lady, equal parts seductress and psycho-sexual killer… A bittersweet fortune cookie of murder and deceit, Red Nights inhabits a mysterious realm where Italian giallo and espionage thrillers coexist with the exoticism of the Far East. [Carrie Ng deserves better than this!]

[Previously on 4.8.2009]
Carrie Ng

Zimbio: Red Carpet photos of Carrie Ng

Here’s the Q&A (in two parts) from RED NIGHTS, with the directors and Carrie Ng. (Thanks, Brian)

[The videos are quite dark, so you'll have to imagine what Carrie Ng looks like but she sounds fine. :D]

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