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March 17, 2011

March 17, 2011

Honestly, the situation in Japan seems dire. Circumstances are worsening, official reports appear sugar-coated and the response so far does not appear effective. The citizens, surely, feel frustrated and abandoned. But let’s, at least, recognize the bravery of the Fukushima 50.

Charity for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (NHK)

Donate to the American Red Cross - select the International Relief Fund option.

THR: What Hollywood Is Doing to Help Japan (List)

MSN: Taiwanese celebs come together for Japanese disaster relief


December 6, 2010

December 6, 2010

ScreenDaily: The Warrior’s Way

Variety: The Warrior’s Way

A surreal film that suggests a martial-arts pic co-directed by Sergio Leone and Federico Fellini.

NYTimes: And Baby Makes Comedy When a Princess Is Taken West

CRI: Exhibition on Ruan Lingyu’s Works Held in Beijing

CRI: Rene Liu, Cecilia Cheung, Tang Wei Race Cars Together (Speed Angel, previously Dynamic Angel)

A press conference was held in Shanghai on Sunday, December 5, 2010 to offer a preview of the movie. The film centers on three young girls, who chase their dreams of becoming professional race-car drivers. Besides the three A-list actresses, it also features veteran actress Cheng Pei-Pei, actor and race-car driver Jimmy Lin and South Korean actor Han Jae-Seok.

Tang Wei

Tanaka Chie (Sina-gallery)2(Sina-slide show)

Hong Kong actor Chapman To, Taiwan actor Sun Xing, and mainland actresses Qu Ying and Ye Yiqian star in the film.

Hong Kong-based Celestial Pictures has begun production of its first feature film. The move ends years of false starts and missed deadlines.

1920s Martial Arts Film Set, Shooting in Shanghai

As American shoppers pinch pennies this holiday season, a new documentary takes a personal look at the U.S.-China trade deficit of over $220 billion by challenging a California family to make Christmas happen without anything labeled “Made in China.”

Images of Dong Jie and Dou Xiao for Huo Jianqi’s White Flower in Autumn posted on Weibo look like old vintage photographs.

Dong Jie

Dong Jie

Shawn Dou Xiao, Dong Jie

On location


Shaolin key cast members

Jackie Chan

Andy Lau

Fan Bingbing

Nicholas Tse (Sina)

Chen Kun in Let the Bullets Fly


Mavis Fan - Lovers Discourse

Eason Chan and Mavis Fan play a couple in the Derek Tsang, Jimmy Wan film.

The four segment film is based on the the themes of falling in love, unrequited love, secret love and bitter love. Lovers Discourse opens December 31.


Stanley Kwan and Fan Bingbing

Stanley Kwan who is currently working on plans for a new Peony Pavilion was spotted leaving a Beijing luxury hotel with Fan Bingbing leading to speculation that he is courting her for the lead role.


Maggie Cheung meets Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco

Maggie is a juror at the 10th Marrakech Internation Film Festival.

Opening ceremony


November 8, 2010

November 8, 2010

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , — dleedlee @ 12:51 pm

Sacrifice poster

Huang Xiaoming (Sina)

CRI: ’Sacrifice’ to Be in Theaters Earlier

Chen Kaige’s history epic, “Sacrifice” will soon come to theaters on December 4, two weeks earlier than its original release date on December 18.

THR: AFM Sees Frenzy of Weekend Deals

Newly-formed distributor China Lion, a partnership between former Village Roadshow CEO Milt Barlow and AMC, North America’s No. 2 exhibitor, bought four films for day-and-date release.

For North America, Australia and New Zealand, Barlow bought What Women Want, the Poly Bona-CJ Entertainment co-production remake of the old Mel Gibson hit by Chen Daming, and, for the same territories, also picked up the March-April release of Bona’s Donnie Yen action film Guan Yun Chang. [Lost Bladesman]

We Distribution sold China Lion Peter Chan’s upcoming comedy Mr. & Mrs. Incredible and Wu Xia for Australia and New Zealand. China Lion also bought the Jackie Chan film 1911 for Australia and New Zealand from the actor’s film company.

CRI: ‘Hawthorn Tree’ Starlet to Play Mao Zedong’s Wife
Zhou Dongyu will portray Mao Zedong’s wife Yang Kaihui in her second film

FBA: Thomas Mao (小東西) (6/10)

Arty but entertaining vignette in which East and West briefly collide as an Odd Couple.

Twins rehearse for Saturday’s Macau concert

Gillian gives Charlene a massage (Xinhua)

Law Kar-Ying, Liza Wang

Law Kar-Ying is recovering from Bell’s Palsy in Canada according to a post on his Weibo. Bell’s Palsy is a paralysis of the facial muscles and 80 percent of patients typically recover in 4-6 weeks.


Linda Chung

Jennifer Tse Ting-Ting

Wang Yuanyuan

Linda Chung, Jennifer Tse, Wang Yuanyuan model home furnishings. (Xinhua-gallery)

October 27, 2010

October 27, 2010

Mavis Fan and Li Yuchun (Chris Lee) have joined the cast of Tsui Hark’s 3D Flying Swords of Dragon Gate.

Li Yuchun

Mavis Fan


CRI: Li Yuchun, Mavis Fan Join Cast of Tsui Hark’s 3-D Film

FBA:  Tsui has fun with Catching Monkey

Tsui Hark has secretly made a movie in 3-D, which will be pitched for sale at next month’s American Film Market in Santa Monica.

CRI: Horror Movie ‘Lost in Panic Room’ Set for Halloween Release (previously Hidden Chamber of Secrets, here)

Pace Wu and Yuan Chengjie are reportedly planning on skipping the premiere in anger over the ‘assistant gaffer’ (lighting assistant) nude scene leakage threats. (Xinhua)

CRI: Ang Lee Gets Male Lead for His First 3-D Work

Seventeen-year-old Indian boy Suraj Sharma has been chosen by director Ang Lee to star in his 3-D film. The movie is an adaptation of Yann Martel’s novel “Life of Pi”.

FBA: Lee brings Pi to Taiwan and India

“Under the Hawthorn Tree” actor Shawn Dou Xiao will play Qu Qiubai in a biopic to be directed by Huo Jianqi.

Chrissie Chau - Vampire Warriors

With director Dennis Law distributing limited edition vampire dolls in Mongkok (Xinhua)

Director Alexi Tan

Liu Ye

Yao Chen

Color Me Love launches official website


July 3, 2010

July 3, 2010

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , — dleedlee @ 8:44 pm

Lucas recording song for CJ7 MV

Cecilia, Lucas, Stephen Chow, Xu Jiao in studio (Xinhua)

CRI: Cecilia Cheung and Son, Lucas, Sing For “CJ 7: The Cartoon

Chow appears in the music video based on his new movie “CJ 7: The Cartoon” along with Xu Jiao, the lead star of the original “CJ 7″ film, and Hong Kong actress and singer Cecilia Zhang and her older son, Lucas.


A premiere ceremony for director Feng Xiaogang’s tearjerker “Aftershock” will be held in Tangshan, the city where the devastating earthquake that is the subject of the movie occurred 34 years ago, the local newspaper the “Tangshan Evening Post” reports.

THR: China’s Xinhua debuts 24-hour news channel

The official state-run news agency of the Chinese government launched a global English-language television channel Thursday as part of efforts to expand its influence abroad.

CNC World has begun broadcasting in Hong Kong and will continue to expand to Europe, North America and Africa by the year-end, he said.

Sun Honglei

Models new hair for upcoming The Warring States


Zhao Wei - how she looks

Original Chinese caption: Zhao Wei short shorts with mesh stockings, full hot mom. :D

How she rolls

Zhao Wei was picked up last month at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport by this car driven by her brother. The status plates from Anhui Province is her initials and birthdate, March 12.


Mavis Fan

Mavis Fan at a recent hair care brand appearance. (Xinhua)

Miriam Yeung for Seiko watches

Photograhed by Wing Shya, make-up by noted stylist Zing


Chrissie Chau’s banned photo album cover

Also banned from the Book Fair (Xinhua)

Elsewhere, another banned model resorted to creating a ‘rape video’ to promote herself. (Sina)

June 27, 2009

June 27, 2009

New Tunnel Warfare

New Tunnel Warfare opens July 1 on the Mainland

Featured Player: Zhao Liang
‘Petition’ helmer keeps eye on change

Korean indie film ‘Old Partner’ receives U.S. award

Korea Times: ‘Bronze Medalist’ Has Charms of Sports Drama
“Bronze Medalist,’’ featuring weightlifting teenage girls, offers everything you expect from such a film, but also more.

‘Taking Woodstock’ to Screen in Woodstock

Conroy Chan
Conroy Chan and other members of 24Herbs, including Sam Lee, appeared for G-Shock.

Each received two limited edition watches engraved with their names. Conroy planned to give his to his wife. Claims all is well between Josie Ho and himself.

Mavis Fan
Paul Wong
Mavis Fan to perform in concert with Beyond’s Paul Wong and Steve Wong Ka-Keung

Karen Mok (photo - Mingpao)
Promo photo for Karen Mok’s new album ‘Back to Wei’/'Wei Back’(?)

The album consists of Chinese folk songs, Italian opera, Western folk songs, thirties classic Shanghai tunes and classic Chinese pop from 70’s, 80’s and 90’s

Philippine jailbirds reprise Jackson YouTube tribute
Filipino inmates in `Thriller’ video stage tribute

May 23, 2009

May 23, 2009

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , , , — dleedlee @ 9:43 am

Chengdu, I Love You
Gao Yuanyuan, Jung Woo-Sung

Gao Yuanyuan and Jung Woo-Sung in the ‘present’ segment.
Cui Jian directs the ‘future’, Fruit Chan the past, and Heo Jin-Ho the present.

Taipei Times: Asian cinema gains traction as Hollywood takes a tumble

Screen Daily: Face

APA Top Ten: Asian movies about the worlds of kids

APA: Hara Kazuo and his “Renegade Cinema”

Nancy Kwan: A Chinese Legacy in Tinseltown

Korean “Sassy girl” in Singapore to promote first Hollywood film

Taking Woodstock scenes really marijuana inspired

Daniel Henney’s US TV Series to Air in Fall

Of note: Eclipse Series 17-Nikkatsu Noir Box Set
Coming August from Criterion

Actress Carina Lau ready for motherhood

Patrick Tse, Coco

I spy: Patrick Tse and Coco grocery shopping in Wan Chai

Mavis Fan
Mavis Fan promoting watch brand (video)

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