HKMDB Daily News

November 18, 2011

November 18, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

FBA: TVB contributes to HK film history

Rival broadcaster ATV handed over approximately 400 prints at its own ceremony in July 2010 with a promise to donate an additional 300 prints once censent had been obtainted from rights holders.

FBA: A Chinese Ghost Story review

Simply bigger and better, on most levels, than the famous 1987 version.

CF: Behind-the-scenes clip for “Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 3D” Released

Produced by the Bona Film Group and directed by Tsui Hark, the makers of wuxia drama “Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 3D” have released the first behind-the-scenes footage of the film. It exposes the production process of the special effects and some of the more important sets.

(Sina)2

Ma Liwen’s “A Big Deal” opens Dec. 2

Han Chae-Young, Chapman To and Blue Lan star in the fantasy-comedy (Sina)

Gillian Chung cancelled all upcoming promotional activities for “Nightmare”, opening Nov.25. Her agent said that Gillian was only a guest and not the leading actor so it is not really that important. “Nightmare” was originally scheduled for a Halloween release but then later postponed. Gillian was said to have been displeased with publicity photos featuring another actor that were released earlier during the Golden Roster Hundred Flowers Film Festival (GRHFF).

“Nightmare” cast at GRHFF (Sina)2

CF: Gonna Make him a Star

Wang Baoqiang stars as a fortuneteller in “Hello! Mr Tree” with Tan Zhuo.

After starring in “Blind Shaft”, Wang was chosen by Feng Xiaogang, one of China’s biggest directors, to play a role in “A World Without Thieves” (2003). His character was a teenage migrant worker with below-average intelligence but who has a kind heart. “I will never forget the moment I received the call from Feng,” said Wang. “It was so exciting knowing that I was going to star in a film of his.”

Having played so many similar roles - lovelorn, rural background, not too bright - Wang has been criticized for being a one-trick pony. “That’s why I consider “Hello! Mr Tree” as my ‘masterpiece’ right now,” said Wang. “I play a middle-aged bachelor who falls in love with a deaf girl. I am a ‘grown-up’ now, so I’m so glad the role has been acknowledged internationally.”

CF: ”Cold Steel” Holds Press Conference

Director David Wu was joined at the event by the writer of the original work, Li Xiaomin, a retired sniper, mtime.com reports. Adapted from the popular internet novel of the same name written by Li Xiaomin, the film tells the tale of how a young huntsman grows up to become a champion sniper. The film stars Peter Ho, Song Jia, Tony Leung, Mickey Ho and Guo Mingxiang.

CF: ‘Cold Steel’ to Compete at Palm Springs

Newly released poster for Miao Shu’s “Game of Assassins” (vide ”Assassin“) featuring Leung Kar-Yan

Wu Ma, Chen Kuan-Tai and Jiang Chao are also cast in this Ricky Lau-produced story of intrigue between rival kings.

Previously released poster (Sina)

CF: Li Bingbing to Be Awarded Female Star of the Year at CineAsia 2011

Apart from acting, Li is committed to environmental protection and charity issues. She serves as a goodwill ambassador for both the United Nations Environment Program and the World Wildlife Fund. She founded a charity called L.O.V.E in 2009, which is dedicated to various public welfare activities. Because of her charity work, the Chinese media has dubbed Li the “charity queen.”


CRI: Zhang Ziyi Graces ‘Harper’s Bazaar’

Tabloids suspect that 45 year-old actress Loletta Lee Lai-Chun is pregnant. Seen above with boyfriend and ex-husband director Calvin Poon.(Sina)


MSN: Nicholas Tse impersonated to drum publicity for Chinese company

The imposter attended a public event under the name of the Hong Kong actor

Despite announcing her pregnancy, Kelly did not mention the gender of the baby. However, a source close to the singer divulged that Kelly’s wish for a baby girl had come true.

MSN: Jay Chou claims he is not suitable for marriage

The Taiwanese singer feels that he has the mental age of a 20-year-old

Hannah Quinlivan to retire early

CNA: Jay Chou admits he likes strutting around naked at home

“Because it feels like I’m flying like an eagle, it’s really not bad,” said Chou with a laugh.

The actor toured Europe with his young wife for their anniversary, but did not pay his ex-wife and son a visit when he returned to Hong Kong

December 15, 2009

December 15, 2009


Fan Bingbing at the Beijing premiere of Bodyguards and Assassins (Dec.14)

Michelle Reis

(HunanTV)

(Sina)

Premiere gallery (HunanTV)

Hu Jun, Tony Leung Kar-Fai

Nic Tse

Leon Lai, Peter Chan - press conference

Li Yuchun galleryFan Bingbing gallery, Nic Tse gallery, Beijing press conference gallery (HunanTV) (Sina)

Bodyguards and Assassins’ helps Chinese cinema enter the big leagues

A Simple Noodle Story

Zhang Yimou just wants to have fun

Mixed reviews fail to deter Zhang Yimu fans at new film box office

Noodling on a cinematic theme

Action resumes after golden summer

Comic Relief - Q and A with Zhang Yimou

AngelaBaby

All’s Well Ends Well 2010

Gallery (HunanTV)

Lu Chuan

Lu Chuan holds launch ceremony to announce his next film Hong Men Yan/’Banquet at Hongmen’ his first costume epic. It takes place during the Warring States period. Cast has not been announced. (Sina)

Director Lu Chuan to focus on China’s ancient past for new movie

Family drama at Chow Yun Fat’s home

Rachel Lee, Faye Wong inject new life into their careers

Shu Qi promoting a mobile phone in Hong Kong

(HunanTV)

Gallery (HunanTV)

Charlene Choi reveals her sexy back in a hot Latin dance

December 14, 2009

December 14, 2009

CRI: “Bodyguards and Assassins” Hong Kong Premiere

God of Wealth Arrives

Kitty Zhang Yuqi

Miriam Yeung

Cheng Pei Pei

Gallery (6) (HunanTV)

Screen Daily: Hong Kong’s Golden Scene joins the Break-up Club

Golden Scene has picked up international rights to Barbara Wong Chun-chun’s upcoming docu-drama Break-up Club…Starring Jaycee Chan and Fiona Sit…

IndieWire: Wong Kar-wai on “In The Mood For Love” (2001 reprint)

Obama’s brother turns down film role in Let The Bullets Fly

Obama’s brother lands role as priest in Chinese film

Obama’s brother made image ambassador in China

Chinese director Jia Zhangke receives France’s Legion of Honor

NYTimes: From Icon to Lifestyle, the Marketing of Bruce Lee

CRI: The Original Karen Mok Show Opens in Beijing

Faye Wong offered $9.64mil for comeback tour

Hong Kong’s Next Magazine reported that the diva also had a human placenta extract injection, costing HK$100,000 ($18,000) per dose which could last for six months.

CRI: Chen Kun’s Latest Photos

Loletta’s back and sexier than ever

Michelle Yeoh goes ape over apes

Vivian Chow wearing a paper cut out dress

Vivian Chow slide show (12) (Sina)

Li Bingbing arriving in Copenhagen for the world climate summit

(Xinhua)

Twins rare appearance together

Twins, Joey Yung

Gillian Chung

The Twins help Joey Yung launch her 10th anniversary commemorative Joey Perfect 10 Documentary marking Joey’s 10th year in show business. (Xinhua)

Charlene Choi performs a sexy Latin dance in Macau at a Make A Wish Concert

(Sina)

December 9, 2009

December 9, 2009

New Midnight Taxi poster released

The film stars Jordan Chan and Deng Ziyi and opens Dec. 22  (Sina)

Concept poster for the upcoming Alex Fong, Wang Baoqiang comedy Bright Future

(Sina)

Stephen Fung

Vivian Hsu

Vivian Hsu, Stephen Fung’s rumoured girlfriend, joined him at the Taipei premiere of Jump last night

(Xinhua)

CRI: New Release: A Simple Noodle Story

CRI: Zhang Yimou’s Next Hero - Hanks, Cruise or Pitt?

13 Women of Jinling (Nanjing)

CRI: Zhang Yimou Wins Case

Director Zhang will receive 450,000 yuan in compensation from Huang Xiaoyang and the Huaxia Publishing House for writing and publishing a book revealing his personal life without his consent.

CRI: The Casual Side of Song Jia

“Red Cliff” star Song Jia enjoys her beach time. The actress is working on a new romantic movie called “Once upon a Time in Tibet”

Loletta Lee

44 year-old Loletta Lee undergoes a face lift procedure for a 7-digit fee

(HunanTV)

Li Bingbing

Li Bingbing promotes green credit cards, cards that are bio-degradable. 2 billion credit cards were issued last year. (HunanTV)

Gillian Chung in Shanghai promoting Hong Kong brand Photo gallery (Sina)

(Sina)

Baby Lucas eating at Hong Kong Airport with mom is just learning to use chopsticks.

(Sina)

Edison’s backer?

A wealthy mainland mystery woman is reportedly behind Edison Chen’s five new mainland stores. Edison denies the financial backing is other than with his own funds (Xinhua)

Carina Lau turned 44 years young Dec 8.

(Sina)

THR: China closes file-sharing sites in latest crackdown

BTCHINA, VeryCD.com both down in move against piracy

US TV Note: Korean TV Dramas and Film Launch on MHz Worldview in January

The dramas, from YA Entertainment, include: The Grand Chef, I Love You, Someday, Alone In Love, and Freeze. Films include:Lover’s Concerto, My Beautiful Days, My Little Bride, Peppermint Candy, Singles and Turning Gate.

The programs, via MHz Worldview, will be available to nearly 27 million households across the country, in over half of the top-20 TV markets in the U.S. via broadcast and/or cable affiliates in: Chicago, IL- WYCC; Philadelphia, PA- MiND TV (WYBE); San Francisco, CA- KCSM; Stanford, CA- Stanford University Cable; Washington, DC- WNVC/MHz Networks; Tacoma-Seattle, WA- KBTC; Cleveland/Akron/Youngstown, PA- WNEO/WEAO; Minneapolis, MN- MPS Cable; St. Paul, MN- St. Paul Neighborhood Network; Miami, FL- WLRN; Denver, CO- KBDI; Orlando, FL- WCEU; Salt Lake City, UT- UEN statewide; Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, MI- WGVU/WGVK; New Orleans, LA- WLAE; Las Vegas, NV- VegasPBS; Richmond, VA- WCVE; Charleston, IL- WEIU; Moline (Quad Cities), IL- WQPT; Lansing, MI- LCC TV; Topeka, KS- KTWU; Flint, MI- WDCQ; Warrensburg, MO- KMOS; Austin-Rochester, MN- KSMQ and Charlottesville, VA- WHTJ. As well as nationally via DirecTV and WorldTV satellite (G-19).

December 2, 2009

December 2, 2009

Shu Qi, Chang Chen, Kwai Lun-Mei help open a new LV shop in Macau with Pansy Ho.

Shu Qi

Kwai Lun-Mei

(Xinhua) (Sina) (cri.cn)

Karen Mok was in Shanghai to promote her upcoming concert.

(Xinhua)

Simultaneous Press Conferences for Hot Summer Days

Barbie Hsu

Nic Tse

Angelababy

Barbie Hsu, Nic Tse, Angelababy

Vivian Hsu

Vivian Hsu, Daniel Wu

Bobo

Wei Shiya

Director Chan Kwok-Fai

Producer Fruit Chan

Hot Summer Days cast and crew held joint press conferences in Hong Kong and Beijing. Nic Tse, Angelababy and Barbie attended in Hong Kong while costars Daniel Wu and Vivian Hsu held a simultaneous press conference in Beijing (Xinhua) (2) (Sina) (cri.cn)

Film Archive to hold conference on history of early Chinese cinema

Top Asian cameraman expresses distaste of digital

Cannes-winning Taiwanese cameraman Mark Lee Ping-bing says in an interview published in “A Poet of Light and Shadow” — a collection of his still photographs — that shooting in digital format takes away the artistry of camera work and lighting because you can immediately see your work on a display monitor and fix it — as opposed to waiting to develop the film.

CNN: ‘1428′ tells Sichuan quake survivors’ stories

Storm Warriors Singapore promotion tour

Aaron and Ekin are such Storm troopers

Aaron Kwok on theme song duet with Ekin Cheng: his singing is not bad

Ekin Cheng: “I’m a romantic”

‘Warriors’ storm into M’sia

Chinese actress Li Bingbing married since 1999?

CRI: Leon Lai, Michelle Reis Reunite on, off-screen

Lin Chi-ling voted actress with “most beautiful breasts”

Carina jealous after Maggie Cheung said she wanted to squeeze Tony’s thigh

Loletta’s back and sexier than ever

Ssshhh… we’re married

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