Charming, unpretentious rom-com boosted by subtle chemistry between its leads.
Old-fashioned, ’80s-style costume action with a miscast Cecilia Cheung setting the shaky tone.
The Cathay countryside and its inhabitants have rarely looked drearier than in “Black Blood,” Zhang Miaoyan’s impressive second feature. Set in a hostile area beyond the Great Wall and shot in beautifully textured, black-and-white HD, the pic charts the downfall of a dirt poor family after they’ve started selling their own blood for money — and subsequent contracts AIDS.
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Over the weekend, Mr. Ko issued a two-page letter in appreciation of the movie’s Hong Kong fans, while the film’s two stars — Ko Chen-tung and Michelle Chen — paid a visit to Hong Kong. They’re headed to Shanghai to promote the film in China, where it opens on Friday.
Ko Chen-Tung, Michelle Chen Yan-si
Ko Chen-Tung, Michelle Chen Yan-si, producer Angie Chai, Giddens Ko (Sina)
Vivian Hsu sports cute buck teeth for Chu Yen-ping’s romantic comedy “Perfect Two”. It opens Jan. 23.
Vicky Zhao Wei plays a sexy, warm, single mom in Doze Niu’s “Love”. This Valentine’s Day film is Zhao Wei’s first film since having a child.
Stills from “The Killer Who Never Kills” featuring Jam Hsiao, Chrissie Chau, Eric Tsang
Jeffrey Huang Licheng
Chrissie Chau, all bound up
Jam Hsiao, Eric Tsang
Li Bingbing, Zhang Li and Xu Jianing attend the MV theme song release for Sun Zhou’s “I Do”
Zhang Li, Li Bingbing, Xue Jianing
Zhang Li (Sina)
A controversial Hong Kong TVB drama series is alienating its core group of mature viewers, butis drawing new and younger fans to the goggle box with its creativity.
When Heaven Burns, a 30-parter psychological drama that explores the consequences of a guilty conscience, was massively panned when it started its run in Hong Kong last month.
“Most of them feel that they are already so tired after a long day at work, it’s a chore to use their brains to digest the content of a drama series.
ChinaHush: Female superhero Chinese Redbud Woman appears in Beijing (Bauhinia Heroine)
Another case of China’s Shan zhai?
Surely, a publicity stunt. But for whom, what?
Poster for Hong Kong film
Chrissie Chau as Bauhinia Heroine
Ethan Ruan, pants on the ground
Ethan’s nude clip not only generated buzz for the movie, but also earned the actor the title of No. 1 eye-candy. His clip had since gone viral online.
The Hong Kong actor spoke on reconciliation rumours with ex-wife Cecilia Cheung
Nicholas’ father, veteran artiste Patrick Tse, admitted in an interview recently that the pair indeed had “an enjoyable time with their sons”.
Sceptics believe it to be a publicity stunt for the pair’s new films, pointing out that it comes at a time when both Cheung’s “Speed Angels” and Tse’s “The Viral Factor” are about to hit cinemas across Asia.