HKMDB Daily News

June 11, 2012

June 11, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

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CF: Still Shots of Wang Xueqi in “Caught in the Web”

CF: Chen Handian and Michelle Chen Promote “The Soul of Bread” in Beijing

“Painted Skin 2″ poster

Chen Kun, Zhou Xun, Zhao Wei

Chen Kun, Zhou Xun

“Painted Skin 2″ /”Painted Skin: The Resurrection” will premiere in Chengdu on June 14th and open the Shanghai International Film Festival on June 16th before its official release.  (Sina)234

“Wu Dang” poster featuring Vincent Zhao and Yang Mi

Xu Jiao in a Princess Leia ‘do

Yang Mi (Sina)

Poster for Herman Yau’s “Nightmare”

Fiona Sit and Huang Xuan star (Sina)

Fan Bingbing is confirmed to appear in a Hollywood film starring Pierce Brosnan, “The Moon and the Sun”. Fan, reportedly, plays a mermaid to Brosnan’s Louis XIV. Ben Kingsley costars, and Sean McNamara will direct. Filming starts this fall. (Sina)2 More here. (BlissMedia)

CNA: Fan Bingbing files suit over sex scandal comments

MSN: Andy Lau continues to keep his newborn’s identity a mystery

According to Taiwan’s China Times, Andy Lau has set up a HK$1M education fund for his daughter and plans to send her to kindergarten in Canada where a sister lives in Edmonton. (Sina)

Andy’s siblings live simple lives and reside in old housing estates

Andy Lau’s younger brother

Elder sister (Sina)

MSN: New mummy Miriam Yeung is not ready for another baby

(Sina)

June 5, 2012

June 5, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

FBA: Guns and Roses review

Busy but uneven heist movie by Ning Hao, set in ’30s Manchuria under the Japanese.

Variety: China pic’s Square root

Directors, writers, venture capitalists and sundry celebs gathered in an Imax theater in a Wanda cineplex in downtown Beijing recently for the launch of a 3D pic about Cui Jian, China’s most popular and controversial rock star.

CF: Zhou Dongyu Shoot Elle Magazine’s Short Film

“Mou Girl” Zhou Dongyu recently shot a short film produced by Elle Magazine. Alexi Tan directed produced the film [Stéphane Sednaoui directed]. It will be screened on June 16.

Zhou Dongyu

(Sina)23

CRI: Jiang Wen Seeks U.S. Partner for ‘Bullets’ Sequel

CF: ”Million-Dollar Crocodile” Premieres in Beijing

The film tells the story of an eight-meter-long crocodile on the rampage in Beijing.

(Sina)

Poster for Herman Yau’s “Nightmare”, opening July 6 in the mainland

Fiona Sit, Huang Xuan with director Herman Yan in Beijing

Herman Yau rocking his Van Halen t-shirt (Sina)23

Taiwan version of “Painted Skin 2″ poster

Zhou Xun transforms into a fox spirit

Simon Yam attended  the Taiwan premiere of  ”Design of Death” which opened the 4th Taiwan-China Cross-Strait Film Festival.

Simon shows off his shoes (Sina)

Miriam Yeung has delivered a 7 pound baby according to Hong Kong media. Husband Real Ting announced the news via his microblog. No news on the whether the baby is a boy or girl. (Sina)

Chapman To has just about fully recovered from Miller-Fisher Syndrome and is expected to return to work in July on a new movie. Kristal Tin thanked Sandra Ng for referring them to a doctor and, today, the couple is planning on leaving for the US to celebrate their 7 year wedding anniversary. (Sina)

The songstress’s daughter took to her microblog to complain about the tight reins her mother have over her life

MSN: Aaron Kwok pays Lynn Hung’s father’s medical bills

MSN: No baby shower for Andy Lau’s firstborn

The low-profile superstar holds a strict control over the list of family and friends who are keen to visit his newborn

MSN: The mastermind behind Zhang Ziyi’s scandal is Fan Bingbing?

On May 31, renowned movie critic, Bi Cheng-gong revealed on his microblog that Bingbing was the one behind the 33-year-old’s scandal. He claimed that the actress “is addicted to throwing her weight around and is infamous in the scene for this.”

How I Landed In The Middle Of China’s Crazy New Rumor

SGYahoo: Nicholas Tse’s new girlfriend?

CNA: Maggie Cheung “currently single”, German beau now “good friend”(A1)

May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

CF/THR: Dangerous Liaisons: Cannes Review

An interesting twist on a classic plot, Dangerous Liaisons is essentially a deluxe soap opera. But with its beautiful cast and gorgeous production design, it is still a highly enjoyable way to waste two hours.

CF: China Lion Eyes U.S. Market With Cannes Pickups

… it has a deal with AMC Entertainment to screen up to 15 titles a year, include the raunchy Hong Kong comedy Vulgaria, Taiwanese romantic comedies Girlfriend Boyfriend and When A Wolf Falls In Love With A Sheep, warlord actioner The Bullet Vanishes and Thai martial arts pic Rebirth.

CF: Release Date for “Nightmare” Announced

The production company for the upcoming thriller “Nightmare”, which is directed by Herman Yau and starring Fiona Sit, Huang Xuan and Zhou Chuchu, announced its July 6th mainland release date yesterday.

CF: Character Posters of “Caught in the Web” Released

Chen Kaige, known for his top award-winning film at Cannes “Farewell to My Concubine,” has turned his focus to ordinary people and hot topics in modern times in his latest film.

The film revolves around the problems caused by internet violence and “flesh searches” in modern society.

A few of the character posters for “Caught in the Web”

Yao Chen

Gao Yuanyuan

Wang Xueqi

Wang Luodan (Sina)

CF: Lu Chuan’s First Micro Film Releases Poster

Director Lu Chuan’s first micro film “The Way of the Heart” releases its poster.

In more micro film news, actress Huang Yi is directing her first micro film, “Exchange”, based on a true incident in which a female university student inspired by the ‘paperclip for a villa’ (see links below) exchanged two rings and in four months after three more exchanges built a classroom building. Huang Yi developed an interest in micro films when she was invited to act in another micro film earlier. This time, she was invited by the Shanghai International Film Festival’s director of micro film projects to direct and Huang readily accepted.

Huang Yi

Huang Yi and young actors (Sina)

Student barters rings to build school in Guizhou

From paper-clip to house, in 14 trades

Vicki Zhao’s directorial debut “To Our Past Youth” finished shooting in Nanjing and Shanghai, and the cast and crew are in the midst of their shoot at the Huangguoshu Waterfall, a famous scenic spot in Guizhou Province.

Another June edition of L’Officiel, with Huang Yi on the cover this time.

The Hong Kong actor is said to have become more caring and cheerful after officially ending his marriage recently

Zhang Ziyi, as ambassador of the event, was all smiles at the 12th Chinese Film Media Awards last night

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

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