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September 16, 2010

September 16, 2010

THR: Detective Dee

Bottom Line: Breathtaking sets and effects give this youthful martial arts film a modern air.

Global Times: Deconstructing Detective Dee

Li Bingbing (Xinhua)

FBA: Taipei Exchanges (第36個故事) (5/10)

Beautifully mounted but wafer thin story of two sisters running a boutique Taipei coffee house.

Global Times: Ice Kacang Puppy Love

Writing, directing and starring in romantic film Ice Kacang Puppy Love, Malaysian singer/ songwriter Ah Niu is enjoying his broadened repertoire and spoke with the Global Times after the film’s Chinese mainland premiere Monday in Beijing.

Feng Trilogy concludes with A Romantic Affair

After spy suspense film The Message (Fengsheng) and Western action film Wind Blast (Xi Feng Lie), director Gao Qunshu announced the third of the Feng Trilogy A Romantic Affair (Yichang Fenghuaxueyue De Shi) Thursday in Beijing.

Zhang Yimou’s new simplicity

Zhang Yimou’s latest work Under the Hawthorn Tree opens nationally on Thursday with the famous filmmaker meeting the press Sunday evening in Beijing, talking about his choice of young actors, film festivals and the ideals of love.

Dou Xiao, Zhou Dongyu, Zhang Yimou

Zhou Dongyu (Sina)

CRI;”Legend of the Fist” Returns

Legend of the Fist poster (Sina-gallery)

A Seven Little Fortunes reunion? Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao are trying to bring the old gang together. Besides Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Yuen Wah and Yuen Qiu, Eason Chan and Ronald Cheng are said to be in the cast.  The film would be about the history of the Seven Little Fortunes and is reported to start shooting in October. (Sina)

FBA: Stephen Chan to face corruption charges

THR: Former TVB GM charged with corruption

Former general manager of Television Broadcasts Ltd. Stephen Chan Chi-wan has been charged by the Independent Commission Against Corruption for alleged corruption and conspiracy to defraud offenses when handling TVB business affairs, the ICAC announced on Thursday.

Color Me Love poster and trailer release conference in Beijing (Sept.14)

Director Alexi Tan, Yao Chen, Zhu Hong, Monica Mok (Mo Xiaoqi)

Monica Mok, Yao Chen, Zhu Hong

Joan Chen called in to the conference from the US. (Xinhua-slide show)

CRI: ”Color Me Love” Releases out Trailer

Wang Xinjun, Andy Lau in costume for Founding of a Party (Sina)

Reign of Assassins: Jung Woo-Sung, Michelle Yeoh, Su Chao-Pin

Wedding scene stills (Sina-gallery)

Kelly Lin, Guo Xiaodong poster

Don Quixote poster featuring Miao Pu

Miao Pu

(Sina-gallery)2

Sleeping Beauty

Shu Qi napping before Beijing premiere after dressing and makeup, taken by hairdresser Sev Tsang

(Xinhua)

SG: Karena Lam married in June

Jay Chou adds another title to his resume: TV host

April 27, 2010

April 27, 2010

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Screen Daily: Survey shows Hong Kong support for warnings from ISPs

A survey has found that 82% of Hong Kong internet users would be likely to stop illegal file-sharing after receiving a warning from their internet service providers (ISPs).

Screen Daily: Well Go USA takes North American rights to Ip Man martial arts franchise

CRI: Director Reveals Possibility of ‘Ip Man 3′

Yip told the media that the appearance of a young Bruce Lee at the end of “Ip Man 2″ was foreshadowing for the next edition. But the director also hedged, saying, “Shooting films is like gambling, where you can’t predict the results. You can’t know if there will be a second episode while you were still working on the first one. I put my chips down on ‘Ip Man 2′ and will see how it goes. If I win, I will make ‘Ip Man 3′.”

Andy Lau’s next project is a remake of Mel Gibson’s What Women Want. Costarring Fan Bingbing and directed by Chen Daming, the production is hoping to invite Gong Li and Mel Gibson to appear. Andy will play a divorced single father with a small son. Due to an accident, he is able to overhear women’s wishes. Filming begins next month for a Valentine’s Day release next year. (Xinhua)

Miao Pu

Let the Bullets Fly - Miao Pu (Sina)(CRI)

Ge You and director Chen Kaige - Orphan of Zhao

Fan Bingbing, Chiu Man-Cheuk (Vincent Zhao)

Cast Chen Hong, Huang Xiaoming, Fan Bingbing, Chiu Man-Cheuk, Chen Kaige, Ge You, Wang Xueqi, Zhang Fengyi

Zhao’s Orphan production launched in the film’s primary location in Zhejiang where the ‘Spring and Autumn City’ was built. Security and safety were the foremost concerns after the previous stage collapse calamity in Shanxi. A release date of Dec. 18 is planned putting it head to head with Zhang Yimou’s Hawthorne Love Forever. (Xinhua)2Photos of the 152 acre, 120 million yuan city/set.

Sammi Cheng visits an injured victim in Xining, Qinghai Province (Xinhua)

More photos from Michael Wong’s Macau show, A Legend Reborn

(AnD)

Lisa S. will become Lisa W.

In addition, she revealed a July wedding party in Hong Kong is planned and then, in August, a wedding dinner will be held in Las Vegas so her grandparents can attend.

(Xinhua)

December 26, 2009

December 26, 2009

Treasure Hunter

Miao Pu without mask (Sina)


Taipei Times

FILM REVIEW: Bodyguards fail to save the day

CRI: “Bodyguards and Assassins” Going Strong after Debut

CRI: Will The Silver Screen Shine?

The advertisements and trailers of upcoming movies are often more eye-catching and imaginative than the films themselves.

Variety: Walking to School

Produced by Yu Rongguang

China’s Zhang Yimou back with Coen brothers remake

The 57-year-old has also called on television comedians to act in the film, and the dialogue is peppered with funny expressions made popular by the Internet…

It is a film that perfectly suits cinemas in provincial towns.”

The Hunan Daily newspaper wrote: “Apart from the attractive aspect due to the fact it is an adaptation of the Coen brothers’ film, the cultural content seems rather empty.”

And Hung Huang, a Chinese media personality, said the film was “too vulgar.”

THR: Hong Kong fest to laud Zhang Yimou

Chinese director Zhang Yimou will be given a lifetime achievement award at the upcoming Asian Film Awards in March next year.

Chi-Ling goes full time into acting

CRI: Xiao Shen Yang’s 101st Night

Taipei Times: Pop Stop

Gong Li mum about cup size

Andy Lau appears as Sammi Cheng’s guest

Sammi Cheng Love Mi Concert

Guests Eric Kot, Ekin Cheng

(Sina)

Vivian Chow lends support to non-profit veterinary association

Rosamund Kwun

(HunanTV)

Rumors have been swirling over the holidays that both Rosamund Kwun and Maggie Cheung have become engaged to their boyfriends.(Sina)

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