HKMDB Daily News

March 3, 2010

March 3, 2010

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Asia premiere for restored film treasure “Metropolis”

The Hong Kong Film Archive (HKFA) will present a new 35mm version of the reconstructed original cut of Fritz Lang’s silent classic “Metropolis” (1927) as the opening film of the “Restored Treasures” series.

HK sex photos actress reunites with Twins bandmate

She [Gillian Chung] also recently finished shooting the romance “Ex,” which will premiere as the closing movie at the Hong Kong International Film Festival on April 6.

Variety: Confucius

Chow Yun-fat makes a commanding screen presence as “Confucius.” Combining calm sagacity with a potent physicality that more than fills helmer Hu Mei’s big visual stage, Chow carries the biopic almost single-handedly and prevents it from becoming overly respectful

THR: Little Big Soldier

Bottom Line: Jackie Chan’s period action-adventure delivers, but without fireworks.

HK Magazine: Little Big Soldier

As the film’s title suggests, “Little Big Soldier” is a character study, not a sweeping war epic, and its approach to the Warring States Period is exciting, humorous and highly entertaining, even if it is not a groundbreaking movie.

Andy Tsang Tak-Wah (hkmdb)

(Sina)

Andy Tsang Tak-wah, 31, nicknamed the “little lizard” and claiming to be a casual actor and owner of a modeling company, was found guilty of rape in the High Court last month.

CRI: Tang Wei Received Career Backup in Hong Kong

Manfred Wong, chairman of the Hong Kong Film Awards Association, posted an article on his blog on Tuesday, revealing that William Kong, president of Hong Kong-based Edko Films, is the man behind Tang’s career renewal.

Jay Chou gets an image makeover to improve luck

The award-winning R&B singer recently exchanged verbal insults with Taiwanese rapper, Dog G, and got burnt by allegations from ex-label-mate, Devin Wu, who claimed that she lost her virginity to him when she was just 16.

Jay Chou unlikely to direct another TV drama after ‘Pandamen’

“Pandamen” suffered low ratings in Taiwan despite being aired in its entirety. Cuts made to key scenes in the show by Chinese censors were previously blamed for its dismal showing in Guangzhou, China.

Chrissie Chau appearing for an eyewear brand (Sina)

Little Olympic Girl Lin Miaoke is appearing in an upcoming mainland TV series (cri)

Little Big Soldier (Hollywood Reporter review)

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Little Big Soldier
By Maggie Lee

Bottom Line: Jackie Chan’s period action-adventure delivers, but without fireworks.

Berlin — “Little Big Soldier,” touted as Jackie’s Chan’s 99th film, is a moderately enjoyable case of Stockholm Syndrome set in 227 B.C., during China’s Warring States Period. Chan plays a cowardly foot soldier who winds up befriending the haughty enemy general (Wang Leehom) he kidnaps for a reward. Except for an unanticipated dark ending brandishing an anti-war message, director Ding Sheng does not step out of line from Chan’s standard repertoire of family-oriented adventure. The film offers an assortment of well-designed stunts and genuine martial arts without one knock-out set piece.

Reception at the Berlinale special premiere was warm, and Chan’s worldwide fan base should stoke demand from his usual international distribution channels. However, this probably won’t be a huge breakthrough for Chan’s own boxoffice record.

Like so many recent Chinese blockbusters, the film’s background is the Warring Period, when China is fractured into seven feuding states and commoners are recklessly used as cannon fodder. A soldier from Liang state (Chan) becomes the 1-in-3,000 survivor in a skirmish with enemy state Wei. When he captures a Wei general (Leehom) by fluke, he is determined to take him back to Liang to claim a reward so he could buy a plot of land and return to his agrarian roots. Their journey is strewn with ambushes by sundry groups and persons, whose motivations range from prankish to covetous to seditious.

Of these encounters, the one with a seductive songstress (Lin Peng) is the screenplay’s biggest missed opportunity. After a titillating early scene in which she ensnares the two leads with dance and wine, she only resurfaces twice briefly, never materializing into a consequential role that could add frisson and ease the monotony of the predominantly male cast.

Even more random are the intrusions and exits of an ethnic bandit tribe led by a spunky female chieftain, suggesting another promising narrative thread that is dropped before it picks up momentum. Made to grunt in an unintelligible, non-subtitled tongue, it is hard to make sense of their actions and intentions, even if they eventually play a decisive role at the climax. This makes the heroes’ pursuit by Wei’s prince (Steve Yoo) and his strategist the most clearly-developed strand in the narrative. Even here, the script dithers between demonizing Wen as a callous despot and condoning him for being a malleable spoiled brat.

Chan gets by on his usual comic charisma, rendering Wang and Yoo wooden by comparison. Efforts to adapt the “odd couple” chemistry of films like “Midnight Run,” “48 Hours” and Chan’s own “Rush Hour” series to a local, Chinese context falter for lack of culture clash or contemporary repartee. The film’s anti-war stance is born out of an idea Chan developed for years. However, the method of contrasting the soldier’s dream of farming in peace with the general’s ambitions of conquest was already explored with greater depth in He Ping’s “Wheat.”

The absence of Chan’s inimitable death-defying stunts is compensated by supple physical slapstick, which makes clever use of natural props as simple as twigs, stones and bamboo poles culled from extensive outdoor locations. Some magnificent Chinese landscapes, like lofty crests, an underground limestone cave, a canola flower meadow and the curvaceous Yangtze River are expertly framed. More functional rural locations have a dusty, dingy look.

Venue: Berlin Film Festival

Production company: Polybona, Huaxia Film Distribution Co./Jackie & JJ Productions
Sales: Jackie & JJ Productions
Cast: Jackie Chan, Wang Leehom, Steve Yoo, Lin Peng
Director-screenwriter-editor: Ding Sheng
Producer-executive producer-action director-original story: Jackie Chan
Co-executive producers: Sun Yuannong, Wu Hongliang, Kay Zhao, Peter Cheung, Li Guiping
Director of photography: Zhao Xiaoding
Production designer: Sun Li
Music: Xiao Ke
No rating, 95 minute

THR

February 26, 2010

February 26, 2010

Restored treasure “Confucius” on screen during International Film Festival

Screenings of director Fei Mu’s lost classic, “Confucius”, in its initial phase of restoration last year met with overwhelming response. The film in its second phase of restoration will be unveiled in the 34th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) together with other works of the great director, including the masterpiece “Spring in a Small Town”. As a contribution to the HKIFF, the Hong Kong Film Archive (HKFA) has organised a retrospective “Fei Mu, Film Poet” to showcase the work of one of the greatest filmmakers of Chinese cinema. (Original article, NYTimes)

CRI: “Little Big Soldier” Makes Over 100 Million Yuan at Box Office

Review: ‘Little Big Soldier’ Innovative for Chan

Chan’s new movie also shows that it’s possible to be creative within the often-soulless genre of the big-budget Chinese epic that has come to dominate the local industry.

CRI: “Mulan” Nominated in Hong Kong Film Awards

No mere copy: A Woman, A Gun And A Noodle Shop

Sometimes the punchlines were culturally specific and were delivered very quickly. They do not translate well and result in hard-to-catch subtitles. The quick fire comedic exchange between Wang’s staff for instance, left non-Chinese speakers puzzled as the subtitles zoomed by.


Dante Lam’s Fire of Conscience opens Apr.1

Leon Lai plays a hot, violent detective, Richie Ren/Jen a gentle anti-drug cop

(HunanTV)

Jacky Cheung

Crossing Hennessy will be opening film at this year’s HKIFF.

Amphetamine from Taiwan will be the closing film.

(Sina) (HunanTV)

CRI: ‘Hennessy’ to Open HK Int’l Film Festival

Connie Chan and mother, Gung Fan-Hung (Sina)

Gung Fan-Hung (c) with Lydia Shum, Nancy Sit, Connie Chan

Connie Chan’s adoptive mother and mentor Gung Fan-Hung died after suffering chest pains while attending Connie Chan’s concert at Hong Kong Coliseum on the evening of Feb.24. She was 98 years old. In 1953, Gung and her husband Chan Fai-Lung opened the Hong Kong Cantonese Opera Academy and nurtured talent such as Ng Kwan-Lai. (Sina)

Connie Chan performed last night despite her grief. She was greeted with warm applause by fans.

Earlier, Connie told the media, ‘Mommy, since childhood, taught me everyone should play their part and perform their duties.’ (Sina)

Connie Chan held a brief press conference and said she would announce funeral plans after completing work.

(Sina) (2)

New Swordsman from Yuen Wo-Ping featuring Daniel Wu, Zhou Xun, Li Bingbing, Huang Xiaoming? (Xinhua)

Zhou Xun and Huang Xiaoming are also rumored to be leaving Huayi Brothers when their contracts expire to join Peter Lam’s Media Asia. (Xinhua)

HK singer Gigi Leung’s family disapprove of her beau

Cherie Chung

Cherie Chung shot new photo adverts for a collagen center promoting the ’secret of youth’ (!)

(Sina) (15)(Sina) (Xinhua)

Jennifer Tse Ting-Ting’s new slimming advert (Sina)

February 18, 2010

February 18, 2010

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HK Magazine: Hot Summer Days

I’ll tell you why the film is really enjoyable: Angelababy.

THR: Apart Together (Tuan Yuan)

Bottom Line: Drama about a family separated by civil war has universal resonance but skims over deeper historical and psychological trauma.

Screen Daily: Little Big Soldier

Compared with Jackie Chan’s usual frenetic extravaganzas, Little Big Soldier is almost low-key, a reflection on the pointlessness of war, even though reflections have not traditionally been action star Chan’s strong point.

Variety: Little Big Soldier

An “Odd Couple”-cum-martial-arts-road movie set some 2,000 years ago during the end of China’s chaotic Warring States prior to unification, “Little Big Soldier” is a Jackie Chan vehicle without any surprises.

Variety: Au Revoir Taipei

Far from the closeted capital of Asian anomie so often portrayed in Taiwanese fest fare, Taipei becomes a warm, romantic city, peopled with likeable oddballs, in Boston-born American Chinese Arvin Chen’s immensely likable feature debut, “Au Revoir Taipei.”

Formosa Betrayed: New movie ties Taiwan’s messy politics to a Bay Area murder

Jay Chou can be an action star: Yuen Woo-ping

CRI: Jackie Chan Brings ‘Soldier’ to Berlin

Taipei Times: ‘Monga’ wins special incentives

Monga grossed more than NT$200 million at the box office during its first two weeks of release in Taiwan, entitling its producers to hefty incentives, said Chen Chih-kuan, director of the Government Information Office’s (GIO’s) Department of Motion Pictures, at a GIO reception in Berlin.

Chen said that under the government’s program of special incentives for the film industry, any locally produced movie with box office receipts exceeding NT$50 million entitles its makers to receive 20 percent of its revenues as a subsidy for the company’s next production.

HK Magazine: Paula Tsui interview

Actress Maggie Cheung Ho-Yee kicked out of boyfriend’s home after split

The reason for their separation is rumoured to be Cheung’s bad temper. Many said Tsang could not put up with Cheung’s behaviour and ended their relationship.

Cheung’s close friend claimed Cheung’s bad temper could have been the result of the rare Grave’s Disease which Cheung contracted five years ago. The autoimmune disease can result in an overactive thyroid which makes the sufferer irritable.

Michael Miu admits there was a ‘third party’ during marriage

Aaron Kwok

Aaron Kwok attended New Year’s festivities at Harbour City yesterday. (Sina)

Jimmy Lai interviewed on CNN about animated news

February 17, 2010

Little Big Soldier

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Little Big Soldier
Da bing xiao jiang

A Polybona/Huaxia Film Distribution Co. release (in China) of a Jackie & JJ Prods., Media-Television (Hong Kong)/Beijing Dragon Garden Culture & Art Co., Beijing Universe Starlight Culture Media, Talent Intl. Film Co., Universal Culture Co. (China). (International sales: Jackie & JJ, H.K.) Produced by Jackie Chan, Solon So, Zhang Zhe. Executive producer, Chan. Co-exec producers, Sun Yuannong, Wu Hongliang, Kay Zhao, Peter Cheung, Li Guiping. Co-producers, Sun, Esmond Ren, Zhang Xiang. Directed, written by Ding Sheng, from a story by Jackie Chan.

With: Jackie Chan, Wang Leehom, Steve Yoo, Lin Peng, Du Yuming, Jin Song, Xu Dongmei, Low Houi-kang, Yu Rongguang, Wu Yue, Wang Baoqiang, Niu Ben.

By DEREK ELLEY
An “Odd Couple”-cum-martial-arts-road movie set some 2,000 years ago during the end of China’s chaotic Warring States prior to unification, “Little Big Soldier” is a Jackie Chan vehicle without any surprises. Wisely bowing to the demands of age, the 55-year-old star soft-pedals stunts in favor of characterization, here as a vet soldier who captures an enemy general for prize money. An easy sit, with regular action, a light tone but an unattractive, bleached look, “Soldier” is instantly forgettable even before it’s finished, with the feel almost of a kidpic. Pic just bowed in Asia, and looks unlikely to conquer any markets for long.

The most surprising thing is that the writer-helmer is Ding Sheng, who made one of 2008’s most original genre-benders, “The Underdog Knight.” Not for the first time, any trace of a director’s personal style has been eliminated in a Chan production, which has the fingerprints of the Hong Kong star (who’s mulled the idea for two decades) all over it: as lead actor, producer, exec producer, action director, story source and even “ox dubbing.” Huh?

Opening similalrly to the vastly superior Warring States drama “The Warlords,” on a bloody battlefield in 227 BC, a soldier from Liang state (Chan) who’s faked his death takes captive and patches up a defeated general from rival Wei (American-Chinese singer-songwriter Wang Leehom). Proud and snooty, and certain he’s been betrayed by his own side, the general attempts suicide but ends up being carted by the soldier back on the long road to Liang. Latter wants to claim a reward and buy a plot of land to farm.

Rest of the film is basically their perilsome journey, pursued by louche, corrupt Prince Wen of Wei (South Korea rap star Steve Yoo) and his heavies, briefly sidetracked by a mysterious songstress (Lin Peng, debuting in a peripheral role), bumping into a bunch of non-Han aboriginals, and fighting their way out of every corner. Oh, and along the way, they really come to respect each other between spatting, brawling and double-crosses.

This being a Chan picture, political correctness is prominent, with the soldier refusing to kill a pregnant bunny even when he’s starving, cossetting a baby sparrow, and singing the virtues of being “a normal person” (unlike all the power-mad, vicious types en route). The aw-shucks quotient — presumably aimed at Chan’s younger viewers — is high in between all the fighting for survival.

Action, largely staged in dusty locations, is nimble but unmemorable, apart from one sequence featuring the aforesaid ox, and chemistry between the two leads OK without being at all involving. In fact, the whole film is permeated by a seen-it/done-it feel, down to Chan’s cheeky nimbleness and the usual end-crawl outtakes, that pushes its luck in the charm stakes.

Realistic design, down to military duds and the overall grungy look, is already a cliche in Mainland-shot costumers, though handled well enough. Chinese title literally means “Big Soldier, Little General.” Mandarin dialogue

Camera (color, widescreen), Zhao Xiaoding; editor, Ding; music, Xiao Ke; production designer, Sun Li; costume designer, Wang Yi; sound (Dolby Digital), Wu Ling, Chen Chen; action director, Chan; visual effects, Daysview Digital Image (Beijing); visual effects supervisor, Sam Wang; associate producer, Wendy Wong. Reviewed at Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale Special), Feb. 16, 2010. Running time: 95 MIN.
Variety

Little Big Soldier (Screen Daily review)

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Little Big Soldier (Da Bing Xiao Jiang)
By Dan Fainaru

Dir: Ding Sheng. Hong Kong-China. 2010. 95mins.

Compared with Jackie Chan’s usual frenetic extravaganzas, Little Big Soldier is almost low-key, a reflection on the pointlessness of war, even though reflections have not traditionally been action star Chan’s strong point. Set in 225BC at the end of the Warring States Period which preceded the establishment of the Chinese empire, this tale of a simple soldier who accidentally captures a general alternates action with philosophical musings and incorporates an untypical tragic ending that may take many of Chan’s fans by surprise.

Opening at home over Lunar New Year, Little Big Soldier was developed from an idea by Chan himself, with sales being handled by his own company. Performance should be solid, but weighted towards home territories with the action here perhaps proving perhaps too complex for international tastes.

Two survivors remain alive at the end of a bloody battle in which the Wei state’s army was completely annihilated by the Liang state; an older Liang soldier (Chan) who believes that staying alive is more important than fighting battles, and an injured Wei general (Wang Leehom).

The soldier ties the general up with the intention of bringing him back to Liang for a sizable reward and exemption from further military service. During their first night on the road, they stay at an abandoned inn where they fall prey to a singing maiden (Lin Peng) who drugs them both. They then encounter a wild bear, followed by angry peasants who vent their anger for losing everything in the war.

The plot thickens when the Prince of Wei (Yoo), his bodyguard (Du Yu Ming) and their soldiers are shown hunting down the missing general. A tribe of wild warriors is a further impediment to the soldier on his journey home.

All Little Big Soldier’s action is directed as usual by Chan himself, now in his mid-fifties and inclined to indulge in fewer acrobatics than usual. Mainland director Ding Sheng, who developed Chan’s idea, has trouble keeping the continuity clear, introducing a couple of confusing dream sequences and even throwing in an Amazon riding with the wild tribe.

Locations are pretty spectacular although they seem undercoloured for no particular reason. Chan and Wang Leehom deliver their lines in a good-natured manner and bond convincingly by the end of their trip.

Production companies
Jackie & JJ Productions

Producers
Solon So
Zhang Zhe

International sales
Distribution Workshop
(852) 2768 8678

Screenplay
Ding Sheng
From an idea by Jackie Chan

Cinematography
Zhao Xiaoding

Production design
Sun Li

Editor
Ding Sheng

Music
Xiao Ke

Main cast
Jackie Chan
Wang Leehom
Steve Yoo
Lin Peng
Du Yu Ming
Jin Song
Xu Dong Mei
Low Houi Kang
Yu Rong Guang
Wu Yue
Wang Bao Qiang
Niu Ben
Screen Daily

February 4, 2010

February 4, 2010

CRI: Song Hye-kyo To Appear in “Zhao’s Orphan”

Also Wong Kar-Wai’s The Grand Master

CRI: “Confucius” Cast Members Visit Taipei

Chow Yun-Fat and wife arrive in Taipei for the Taiwan premiere of Confucius

(9)(HunanTV)

Asked again about his mother’s wish for a grandchild, Chow said that, Now that he had the heart, he didn’t have the strength to raise a child. (Sina)

(Xinhua)

Jackie Chan

Wang LeeHom

New Seven(?) Little Fortunes

Jackie Chan, Wang LeeHom, Lin Peng

Little Big Soldier promotion event in Beijing (Sina)

Jay Chou

User created cartoons

At a recent press event, Jay Chou revealed that if there is investor interest he would like to direct a film based on his True Legend character, the God of Martial Arts.  (Sina)

Miriam Yeung, Shawn Yue

Love In A Puff directed by Pang Ho Cheung is scheduled for a Mar.25 release

The film is currently rated a Cat. III because of language. The romantic comedy is about love that blooms when Hong Kong’s smoking ban forces the two to smoke outside around a trash can.

(Taihainet) (5)(Sina)

Legend of Chen Zhen - Andrew Lau, Huo Siyan

Gordon Chan, Huo Siyan

Shu Qi

Director Andrew Lau and producer Gordon Chan praised mainland actress Huo Siyan and gave her high marks in this first collaboration with Huo. Shu Qi and Huo play opponents and collide against each other. (HunanTV)

Edison Chen

Edison Chen, Josie Ho

Edison Chen helped out Josie Ho by filming a promo video for her film Dream Home (Xinhua)

Johnnie To

Richie Ren, Lau Ching Wan

Denise Ho, Richie Ren

Death of a Hostage opening lens ceremony (HunanTV)

Jordan Chan’s Valentine’s Day wedding possibly a shotgun

Stills from MV with Gillian Chung and Chan Wai-Ting

(Sina)

Lin Chi-Ling demonstrates the Wii Fit Plus (Xinhua)

Fake Donations-Gate Updates, a very complicated affair: The promised deadline for a full accounting of Zhang Ziyi’s foundation account have come and passed. Zhang’s agent, normally responsive, has not been returning text messages inquiring about an explanation…Reportedly, initial donations of US$2M to Zhang Ziyi’s foundation were funnelled to her private account..Other celebrity names have been drawn into the fake donations net, Zhou Xun and Zhao Wei, etc…An online Chinese Red Cross search of contributions show Zhou Xun contributed only 300 yuan. This was attributed to being a contribution made by a similar name.. In Zhang’s favor, a citizen reported to anewspaper hotline that he knew where the individual contributions went. Several stars among them Chen Kun, Zhang Ziyi and Zhao Wei helped rebuild a collapsed school for the deaf, but after a records search the total donated by Zhang Ziyi only accounted for 840,000 yuan. Today, Zhou Xun’s agent announced that Zhou Xun as UN Goodwill Ambassador had made an undisclosed contribution to a UN designated account for Haitian disaster relief. This has been dubbed a ‘fraud tax’. (Xinhua) (2)

January 27, 2010

January 27, 2010

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New poster of Little Big Soldier is notable for the disappearance of Wang Lee Hom. It adds fuel to the recent speculations that Jackie Chan and Wang have had a falling out. (HunanTV)

Wendi Deng Murdoch, Zhang Ziyi

Li Bingbing, Zhang Ziyi

The Zhang Ziyi-Wendi Deng joint venture production Snow Flower and The Secret Fan is reportedly is in financial trouble and the January start date is being delayed. Insiders say that Zhang Ziyi has not been able to put up her share of the investment. Originally, Wendi Deng was not concerned, assuming that boyfriend Vivi Nevo would come to assist Zhang if necessary. Seemingly, Zhang and Vivi have had a falling out and her latest ‘ink-splash’ scandal, also possibly related to Zhang’s attempt to secure financing, has scared supporters away. Li Bingbing has been mentioned as possibly replacing Zhang Ziyi in the lead role. (Xinhua)

CRI: Zhang Ziyi Quits ‘Secret Fan’: Report

Mongkok - AngelaBaby, Rene Liu, Michelle Wai

AngelaBaby

Rene Liu (Source)

Hot Summer Days Mongkok appearance slide show (12)(Sina)

CRI: ‘14 Blades’ Premieres in Beijing

CRI: Chinese Actress Yu Nan Joins Berlin Jury

Yesterday, Francis Ng was formally charged with one count of wounding in the New Year’s bakery incident. If convicted, the maximum penalty is imprisonment for 3 years. (Sina)

Francis Ng charged with wounding man in New Year’s scuffle

Leon Lai shows his might against TVB

Tang Wei did not attend her father’s art exhibition opening because she is filming [Late Autumn] in the US according to her father. Tang Yu Ming’s Hong Kong exhibition is entitled ‘Buddhism in the Heart’. (Sina) [sighting in Seattle]

CRI: Kelly Chen Fronts Hong Kong Disneyland Park

No reunion between Jay Chou and Jolin Tsai

Sammi spent 3 hours at Andy Hui’s home

Sammi and Andy back together?

Sultry Barbie Hsu stars in new pro-vegetarian peta ads

Miao Pu

(5)(HunanTV)

January 20, 2010

January 20, 2010

Confucius poster for Taiwan (Sina)

Flirting Scholar - Zhou Libo has a bloody nose

(Sina)

CRI: Zhou Libo Passes as a Silver Screen Comedian in Debut Film

Anthony Wong with Janice Man, Maggie Cheung Ho-Yi attend the opening ceremony for Vincent Lo’s Bou Ying/Retribution

Maggie Cheung

Richie Ren

(Xinhua)

Inseparable opening ceremony in Guangzhou: Gong Beibi, Dayyan Eng, Daniel Wu (Sina)

CRI: Dayyan Eng Enlists Daniel Wu, Kevin Spacey for Inseparable

Anita Yuen, Jacky Cheung - House of 72 Tenants (7)(Sina)

Ada Choi - Princess Iron Fan

Athena Chu (cri.cn) Once Upon A Chinese Classic (3)(Sina)

Gong Mi

Gong Mi’s debut film (5)(Sina)

The film is about the dangers of online gaming addiction.

Little Big Soldier

New stills released (31)(HunanTV)

Huang Bo: A plain actor with overrated skill

Berlin film festival to open with Chinese movie (CRI)

CRI: “Tuan Yuan” Likely to Open 60th Berlinale

Eat Drink Man Woman sequel script approved by SARFT. Cast and director has not been disclosed yet, though, rumors have Barbie Hsu attached to the film. (Sina)

Anita Yuen to take time off for baby No.2

China Says Not Forcing “Avatar” Off The Screens

Faye Wong’s gradual return to the entertainment industry

According to other reports, Faye’s first comeback appearance will be at a jewel fair held in Shanghai this coming Saturday

Father: Tang Wei is obedient, sensible, well-behaved and hard-working

Tang Yuming has been a noted painter since the ’70s

Photos: Tang Wei and father

Some have commented that Tang Wei’s father resembles Felix Wong.

Gigi Leung

Gigi Leung was one of the many celebrities who helped to kick off Hong Kong Fashion Week (Sina)

Zhang Jingchu

Kelly Chen

Fan Bingbing

Zhang Jingchu, Kelly Chen, Fan Bingbing and other celebrities appeared for a clothing brand in Guangzhou. (Xinhua)

Twins taped a congratulations greeting to Hot Summer Days director Wing Shya.

Charlene has a brief cameo in the film.

(Xinhua)

CRI: Twins Reunite for “Hot Summer Days” Video

January 6, 2010

January 6, 2010

CRI: Jackie Chan’s ‘Little Big Soldier’

One is an old soldier who only wants to survive. The other is a young general who is aspiring to conquer. After a bloody battle, the two are the only ones alive.

Beast Stalker 2 [Stool Pigeon] wraps with Lam promising added action and drama

Cheung’s role as a cold-blooded killer in Beast Stalker helped him win the Best Actor Award at the 28th Hong Kong Film Awards. The sequel sees him take on the role of policeman, with Cheung promising a different side that audiences have not previously seen in his work…

“In the future, I would like to work with mainland directors who have fresh ideas, like Feng Xiaogang and Ning Hao.”

Zhang Mo

Shao Bing

Let The Bullets Fly (China Daily)

Let the Bullets Fly - Shao Bing, Zhang Mo new slide show (Sina)

THR: Chinese film pulled from Palm Springs fest

China Film Group yanks ‘City of Life and Death’

Catch Qi Yuwu in his upcoming movie, and also on TV - as a movie star

14 Blades costar profiled

Maggie Cheung introduces her personally developed skin care fragrance (Xinhua)

CRI: Yao Ming’s Wife Pregnant

Hong Kong model charged with drug possession

17 year-old Monique Chau placed on probation

Teen model’s drug shame

Bob Dylan to launch Asian tour

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