HKMDB Daily News

September 10, 2009

September 10, 2009

Mei Ting

Chinese Actress Mei Ting Hits The Red Carpet in Venice
Chinese film “Dialysis” (Judge) premieres at the ongoing 66th Venice Film Festival.

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Zhang Yuan

Li Xinyun

Li Xiaofeng

Dada’s Dance Beijing premiere press conference

Nic and Patrick Tse

Nic’s father Patrick Tse visited the set of Yit Lat Lat (Spicy Hot)

Nick Cheung on set in streets of Mongkok

Natalie Meng, Monica Mok play country girl and prostitute in Wong Jing’s To Live and Die in Mongkok (literally Mongkok Prison)


Hollywood Reporter: TGIO strips ‘Prince of Tears’ of subsidy

Film by Taiwan director chosen as Hong Kong’s Oscar rep

Screen Daily: Taiwan’s GIO to revoke Prince Of Tears subsidy

Variety: Formosa Betrayed review

U.S.-Thai co-production “Formosa Betrayed” is a decent political thriller set in Taiwan with the requisite Western-market-friendly lead and a determinedly pro-independence message embedded in a formulaic but diverting tale of intrigue and oppression.

Cast includes Tzi Ma, Kenneth Tsang

Korean Herald: Hur Jin-ho’s new film has no tragic twist

“A Good Rain Knows” (aka Season of Good Rain) reviewed

Sketches of Jay Chou’s Pandaman exposed

Jay Chou, is indeed, a true master of all trades. Apart from his singing, composing, directing and production capabilities, Jay has yet another trick up his sleeves and amply displays his drawing talent with the exposed sketches from his upcoming idol drama series, Pandaman…

Nicholas Cage drops out of “The Green Hornet”

China action to control online music: state media

China has announced that every foreign and domestic song posted on music websites must receive prior approval, state media said Thursday, in the nation’s latest efforts to control online content.

July 31, 2009

July 31, 2009

Storm Warriors limited editon posters released at Anime Festival

Ekin Chen, Ma Wing-Shing (original manga illustrator, writer), Aaron Kwok

Variety: Coweb review

Variety: Chaw review

Yu Shaoqun, Liu Yifei Tapped for another ‘Chinese Ghost Story’

bc Magazine: Overheard reviewed

Taipei Times Film Review: ‘Empire of Silver’ short changes audiencesThe world of finance is barren ground for a good story in ‘Empire of Silver,’ a big-budget period drama about the Wall Street of imperial China

Taipei Times Film Review: Sons are for fathers the twice-told tale in How Are You, Dad
Best known for directing Hoklo and Hakka films, Chang Tso-chi shot a movie in Mandarin as a response to his late father’s wishes

Two Chinese Films to Vie for Golden Lion
Venice Film Festival unveils lineup
Hong Kong helmer Yonfan’s “Prince of Tears,” set in Taiwan during the 1950s anti-Communist period known there as “White Terror.
Cheang Pou-Soi’s thriller “Accident,” [previously Assassins] produced by Johnnie To
Yonfan’s Prince of Tears to compete at Venice Film Festival
[see May 19 entry for additional background]

‘Taking Woodstock’ Premieres in New York

Premiere photos

From farmer to A-lister: Wang Baoqiang’s unchanged smile
Blind Shaft earned him 1,000 yuan ($146), and a Best New Performer award at the Golden Horse Awards.

Star-studded film to open for 60th anniversary of PRC

Children Of Workers: 24 City

Life in China through a foggy lens

Meng Yao, Nick Cheung and Monica Mok attend launch ceremoney for To Live and Die in Mongkok

Korean stars take their shot at Hollywood
Supporting roles seen as opening door to larger parts

Li Bingbing Denies Rumors of Foreign Boyfriend

Taipei Times: Pop Stop
Eason Chan, A-Mei and so much more

Zhao Wei reported to be marrying Singaporean businessman

Kelly Chen ruffles mother-in-law’s feathers

Shu Qi ambassador and Hou Hsiao-Hsien executive director attend press conference for 2009 Golden Horse awards

Zhou Xun shampoo advertising photos

Zhao Wei

New Zhao Wei pictures

March 30, 2009

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Wong Jing and Meng Yao
Wong Jing’s latest ‘Jing girl’ is Meng Yao
Meng Yao appears in both Wong Jing’s Future Cops and I Corrupt All Cops
I Corrupt All Cops
Meng Yao photo gallery

John Woo’s Titanic Runs Aground

California Chronicle: Oxide Pang’s Basic Love

Fan Bingbing
Stills from Wheat released

Fan Bingbing, Wang Xueqi film set for summer release
A Peek of the ‘Wheat’ Wedding

Bodyguards and Assassins recreates 1905 Hong Kong

100 acres and 43M yuan spent on construction costs in Shanghai

Tang Wei: “Lust Caution” is history
Chinese female star Tang Wei, blacklisted in China for her performance in “Lust Caution”, sees daylight again. Though a relatively new performer, her appearance at events is made so pompous, it is nothing less grand than that of an A-grade artiste.

Besides being paid almost RMB$1 million (about S$200,000) for being special guest at a brand’s flagship opening, it was a full crew - hair stylist, make up artiste, wardrobe coordinator, and a personal assistant - that traveled with her.

While the media is concerned about Tang’s future development in her career, she is taking it with an open mind. “Lust Caution is history and everything is brand new now. Currently I am just a new actress with one movie on my portfolio. In comparison to many female stars, I’m just too amateurish,” Tang said.

Desperate to break away from her image in “Lust Caution”, Tang said her current wish is to try as many different roles as possible. “As long as the script is good, there’s nothing else I can pick on,” she said.

Since she was made famous through “Lust Caution”, her market value soared and dipped; she was described to be an artiste with high value but no available market. On the press conference, Tang did not reply to any of these sensitive questions and also appeared dodgy when asked of her reward for being special guest at the opening ceremony. She merely said, “I’m already very satisfied with the glamorous outfit they arranged for me. I’m just a new artiste and will take on all assignments without considering the reward.”

According to a staff of the brand, Tang should be receiving about RMB$1 million for her appearance at both the press conference and opening ceremony which summed up to a total of an hour. “That’s her market rate in Hong Kong,” the staff said.

The well-rewarded artiste was also a diligent guest, taking on every question asked by the media and attended to every request of photographers.

Also according to the person-in-charge of the event, Tang’s outfit for the day was not as lavish as she had put it to be. “The necklace costs RMB$3,000, shoes RMB$3,500 and dress RMB$10,000,” total costing not more than S$4,000.

Tang WeiJacky Cheung
Danny Lee also in Ivy Ho’s Crossing Hennessy

Ashes of Time - Lovers and Fighters

Shu QiSylvia Chang
Shu Qi, Sylvia Chang and Chen Kun shoot jewelry ad

Singing Jane Zhang Debuts in Japan

Pretty singer gets hooked on DIY plastic surgery

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