HKMDB Daily News

August 20, 2009

August 20, 2009

bc Magazine: When Johnnie Meets Johnny
‘Vengeance’ mixed effort to take Johnnie To global

bc Magazine: Hear Ye, Hear Ye (Michelle Ye)
The female star of Vengeance reveals what it is like in Johnnie To’s boys’ brigade

bc Magazine: Genius in the Madhouse
Jeffrey Lau Chun Wai gets slippery about being typecast

bc Magazine: Vengeance
HK Magazine: Vengeance

bc Magazine: On His Majesty’s Secret Service

bc Magazine: Turning Point

Overheard: Cops cross the line in taut Hong Kong thriller
Hollywood Reporter: Overheard
Bottom Line: A riveting thriller of commercial crime with dark, Faustian overtones.
Korea Times: ‘Sophie’s Revenge’ Satisfies to a Point

Guo Xiaolu doc booked for Toronto
‘Once Upon a Time Proletarian’ will have N. American bow


Film celebrates founding of new China

“The Great Cause of New China’s Foundation” is scheduled for nation-wide release on September 17th
Forty Films Will Commemorate China’s 60th Anniversary

Jet Tone, Fortissimo appeal GIO ruling
Jet Tone Films and Fortissimo Films – the production company and sales agent behind Cheng Hsiao-tse’s Miao Miao, is at the centre of a funding row

Donnie Yen
NY Times: An Action Star Moves to the Lead
Bey Logan: Now and Yen

Taiwanese filmmaker Chung Mong-hong, whose feature debut Parking screened in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard last year, returns with sophomore effort The Fourth Portrait. Hong Kong writer-director Pang Ho-cheung serves as producer on Hong Kong Film Award nominee Heiward Mak’s The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name.
Screen Daily


Eric Tsang and stunt man

Sun Li
Sun Li

Jeff Lau’s Light-Transcending Pandora’s Box
Yuen Biao
More photos

Zhou Xun
Zhou Xun has a new single, a theme for an online game

Lin Chi-Ling
Lin Chi-Ling promoting film on life of Coco Chanel

Miriam Yeung
Miriam Yeung ambassador for eye care

Hong Kong Singers Gather for Fundraising Event
Jet Li: Visiting the Kaoshiung Disaster Area

A*mei joins line-up of F1 Rocks

HK Magazine: Lo Hoi-Pang interview
HKMDB entry

Original advert,  Lo Hoi-Pang send-up
[Credit to Fan for originally bringing the videos to my attention]

Duen Kee Chinese Restaurant
There are some who visit the place solely because it was the location for the shooting of the Anthony Wong horror classic “The Untold Story.”

August 12, 2009

August 12, 2009

Anthony Wong with Lorretta Chow, Koni Lui, two former Miss Hong Kong runner ups
No seat reserved at Laughing Gor premiere for Anthony Wong

So he leaves


‘Turning Point’ for Shaw, Hong Kong film

Maverick Yau helms first new Shaw Brothers pic in 22 years

McDull animation hits big screen


Zhang Ziyi, Fan Bingbing
Shanghai press conference for Sophie’s Revenge


On His Majesty’s Secret Service celebration held

Earned RMB$70M in 10 days

Movie With 100 Stars Presents A Question: Who’s Chinese?

‘Haeundae’ Hits 7-Million-Viewer Mark

Shu Qi
Shu Qi and Ge You film an auto advert with wedding theme

Based on their characters from If You Are The One

Film “Tian An Men” set for release
The story in “Tian An Men” revolves around a team of stage art workers given the task of refurbishing Tian An Men Tower a month before the founding ceremony of new China.

Jet Li’s One Foundation PSA
Photo gallery


SCMP: Beijing struggles to make Olympic changes permanent

August 6, 2009

August 6, 2009

Warners offers Bruce Lee role to Rain
Korean singer-actor still mulling remake of ‘Enter the Dragon’

Jaycee Chan Comedy novice in Tracing Shadow

Johnnie To: Johnny Hallyday wasn’t prima donna on ‘Vengeance’ set

‘Chengdu, I Love You’
“Chengdu, I Love You” may not be shown in its entirety as its premiere closes the 66th Venice International Film Festival.

“Empire of Silver” Generates Its Own Fortune in Taiwan


Kungfu Cyborg - Eric Tsang, Law Gar-Ying photos
Opens August 20 simultaneously in Hong Kong and Mainland

Barbie Hsu, Wong JingLouis Koo
Meng YaoJing girl - Liu Yang
On His Majesty’s Secret Service premiere - photo gallery

Maggie Siu, Simon Yam
Michelle YeAnthony Wong

Vengeance premiere photos

Opening ceremony at Hong Kong Summer International Film Festival

Mao Mao
Mao Mao - Zhang Yimou’s Amazing Tales - Three Guns


Jet Li: Never Heard about ‘Shaolin’ Remake


Gillian Chung scenes deleted from Jeff Lau’s Light-Transcending Pandora’s Box for fear of Mainland objection

Mars Baby photo gallery

Charlene Choi: Twins will not be disbanding

Zhang Ziyi and Vivi Nevo separated
Recently, Zhang has been staying in Beijing to help her brother take care of his children and promoting her new film. Supposedly, the real reason is that the two have parted company.


New Faye Wong advert photo found on her Facebook page

Karena Lam
Karena Lam promoting cosmetics

Zhang Pimin promoted to deputy director of China’s SARFT

July 29, 2009

July 29, 2009


Lau Ching-Wan and wife,Amy KwokLau Ching-Wan, Zhang Jingchu, Alex Fong

Daniel Wu, Louis Koo, Lau Ching-WanDaniel Wu

Anita YuenMichelle Ye

Overheard cast and guests attend Hong Kong premiere
Michael Wong and wife
Michael Wong and wife


“Overheard” Premieres in Hong Kong
Hollywood Reporter: Alan Mak hopes for hit in China

‘Chengdu’ to close Venice festival
Fruit Chan, Cui Jian unveil sci-fi film
Chengdu, I Love You to close Venice Film Festival
[ I wonder, did the third part get cut out because Hur Jin-ho expanded his segment to a full length feature?]
Previously: Hur Jin-ho wraps feature-length Season Of Good Rain
‘Chengdu’ to Close Venice Film Festival

Variety: SPC to distribute Yimou’s ‘Blood’ [Amazing Tales: Three Guns]
Sony Pictures Classics is continuing its relationship with filmmaker Zhang Yimou, agreeing to distribute his planned remake of the Coen brothers’ comedic thriller “Blood Simple” domestically and in several major foreign territories
Screen Daily: Sony Classics on board for Zhang Yimou’s Blood Simple remake

China welcomes ‘Haeundae’ wave
Korean disaster film looks for success onshore in China

Lee Byung-hun Returns With Film ‘G.I. Joe’
Kwon Sang-woo May Make Hollywood Debut
Hollywood’s Korean ninjas
Sandra Ng
Barbie Hsu
Sandra Ng and Barbie Hsu - On His Majesty’s Secret Service

Xu Fan and husband Feng Xiaogang
Chen Daoming, Chen Jin

Does Feng Xiaogang have vitiligo?

Aftershock officially launches production

Ceremony held at Tangshan Earthquake Memorial Square

HK actress Michelle Reis returns to the big screen

Anthony Wong
Anthony Wong, Yin Tao to Lead Epic Tang Drama

Jia Zhangke: In fact it is the President of the World Uighur Congress Kadeer, a documentary film, and invited me to attend the film premiere, it is known that political figures in the film will appear, too political, and I am not sure about the history of Xinjiang, so it is not the time to attend the film festival a good time, so I choose not to participate. ”
Jia Zhangke speaking at the Hong Kong Book Fair

Jet Li’s Singapore citizenship confirmed

Shing Fui-On (file photo)
Shing Fui-On gives a thumbs up

Young Shing Fui-On and Andy Lau
Shing Fui-On’s cancer has spread to his lungs. He entered the hospital last week and only weighs 45kgs (not lost 45kgs as previously reported)


86 year-old Lam Kau enters hospital with foot injury

Nick Cheung
Nick Cheung films a tourism program in Finland


Vivian Chow
Peter Chan
I spy: Vivian Chow secretly meeting with Peter Chan in Shanghai

Sparks rumors of plans for comeback

England: Family made £7m in fake DVD scam

July 21, 2009

July 21, 2009




Louis Koo is On His Majesty’s Secret Service

Louis Koo Becomes a Robot in Golden Armour

Song Jia

Lau Ching-WanLouis Koo
Zhang JingchuDaniel Wu

Overheard Beijing premiere - more photos


Bodyguards and Assassins - farewell to Hu Jun as his part concludes shooting

New Bruce Lee flick to focus on his life and loves
An eight-minute trailer for the biopic, directed by veteran filmmaker Ng See- yuen, was shown yesterday at the launch of a design competition for the restoration of Lee’s former home in Kowloon Tong.
Bruce Lee legend remains strong in Hong Kong 36 years after his death


Bruce Lee’s brother and sister authorize Manfred Wong to make film on Bruce’s life

Confirmed Tony Leung Kar-Fai as father, while reporters suggested Karen Mok as sister due to her resemblance.
Hope to begin shooting early next year and complete in time for 70th anniversary of Bruce’s birthday, November 27.
Kungfu star Bruce Lee’s new movie to be shot
Bruce Lee’s siblings authorize Chinese biopics
Pointing to childhood picture - Phoebe Lee Chau-Yun, Richard Lee Chun-Fai
Bruce Lee museum in design phase
Hong Kong government gathers items, commissions doc
Hong Kong to open Bruce Lee museum
J.A. Media plans trilogy on kung fu master’s life

Interview with Wa Ka-Fai
Prolific screenwriter and director Wai Ka-Fai is nothing less than the Ben Hecht of Hong Kong cinema.

bc Magazine: Murderer review
HK Magazine: Murder review

bc Magazine: Written By review

bc Magazine: KJ review
Striking a Chord
A local documentary about an unusual classical musician is a surprise hit

Hollywood Reporter: MW review
Bottom Line: Another classic manga bites the dust in an action-oriented, hatchet-job screen adaptation.

Hollywood Reporter: A Blood Pledge review
Bottom Line: A slight schoolgirl K-horror with a mildly intriguing hook

bc Magazine: Soundless Wind Chime review

HK Magazine: Peter Kam interview
Peter Kam’s new CD is now available at any McCafe

Chinese films pulled from MIFF
Uighur documentary brought Chinese pressure, withdrawal
Emily Tang and Jia Zhangke also withdraw

Re-enter the Dragon
The International Kung Fu Festival hopes to put guoshu back on the local map
Gordon Liu, Cheng Pei PeiTsui Siu-Ming
Press conference photos


Lydia Shum Memorial Exhibition opens at Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Michael Wong
Helicopter pilot Michael Wong promoting watch brand

Shu Qi
Shu Qi promotes upcoming event in Beijing


Charlene Choi: Ronald Cheng is not a Casanova

July 15, 2009

July 15, 2009

“On His Majesty’s Secret Service” ready to open

Critics Give Thumbs-up to “One Night in a Supermarket” Ahead of Release

Hur Jin-ho wraps feature-length Season Of Good Rain
Hur Jin-ho has extended his section of pan-Asian omnibus Chengdu, I Love You into a feature entitled Season Of Good Rain


Wong Jing announced production of a new film featuring Nick Cheung, Paw Hee-Ching, Chan Lai-Wan and Meng Yao ‘Mongkok Prison’

Nick plays a schizophrenic, Paw Hee-Ching his mother suffering from dementia

Fan Bingbing, Joey Yung, Jackie Chan, Charlene Choi, Liu Yifei
Fan Bingbing, Joey Yung, Jackie Chan, Charlene Choi, and Liu Yifei promote a real estate company in Guangzhou

Stephen Chow passes on Kato
Director and star moves on to focus on own projects


Ziyi’s Non-revenge for Love and Fear for Marriage

Zhang Ziyi’s character in ‘Sophie’s Revenge’ might be one to fight to win back her ex, but the actress said she would not do so in real life.



Andy Lau in Shanghai to Promote Newly-Open Boutique


Kelly Chen Leaves Hospital (After) Giving Birth


I spy: Zhao Wei in Shanghai



I spy: Stephen Fung and Shu Qi

Nic Tse
Nic inspects new Lamborghini purchased for Cecilia
Nic Tse took a break from shooting Bodyguards and Assassins to visit wife

Previously rumors have been circulating that Cecilia Cheung has suffered a miscarriage.



Gillian Chung visits Harbin (almost 700 miles NE of Beijing!)

With singer Jiang Peng


Edison made a quick day and a half visit to Taiwan

He shot a Levi’s ad and probably scouted locations for another CLOT store

July 13, 2009

July 13, 2009

A tale of two Tonys
Meeting Tony Leung Chiu-Wai

“Murderer” Premieres in Hong Kong


Xu Jinglei on Office Politics

New Stills for Francis Ng’s ‘Tracing Shadow’

Kung Fu Kid: Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith start ‘Karate Kid’ remake

Stephen Chow quits Kato role in ‘The Green Hornet’
Oriental Daily article

Taiwanese film industry looks to China for growth

Liu Ye
‘Role Model’ Movie’s Bumpy Road to Success

‘Iron Man’, which eulogizes an oil field worker, has walked the tight rope between profit-making and being just an ethics sermon


Sandra Ng
Barbie Hsu
Sandra Ng, Barbie Hsu promote On His Majesty’s Secret Service

Barbie Hsu, Louis Koo
Maggie Lee Man-Kwan
Louis Koo, Barbie Hsu, Maggie Lee Man-Kwan

More photos

Xie Na
Liu Yiwei, Xie Na
Upcoming sci-fi comedy Martian Baby/Mars Baby also costars Wong Jing

Rosamund KwanSimon Yam
Rosamund Kwan, Simon Yam attend charity for Operation Smile

Kelly Chen’s baby boy English name is ‘Chace’, Chinese name ‘Lau Sing’
New mom Kelly Chen to return to work next month

Gigi and Sly
Gigi Leung
Hong Kong media reports that Gigi Leung will marry her secret boyfriend ‘Sly’ in France next year


Josie Ho
Edison’s night out in Hong Kong

`Whatever Man’ ponders his next play

July 8, 2009

July 8, 2009

Zhang Jingchu
Opening lens ceremony for Aftershock in Hangzhou

Zhang Jingchu

Zhang Hanyu
Li Bingbing
6 New Posters of “The Message” Released


New Film Release: ‘McDull Wudang’

Photo gallery

Louis Koo
On His Majesty’s Secret Service stills with Louis Koo, Barbie Hsu

August 6 release scheduled

Bodyguards and Assassins: Behind the scenes

Behind the silver screen
John Paisley’s experience as a foreign actor in China

Being Edison Chen
After a long post-scandal hiatus, the Hong Kong star was in Kuala Lumpur for the launch of a new business venture


Shenzhen Mayor’s scandal drags in many actresses names in speculation

Olympic Gymnast and Shenzhen Mayor Linked in Scandal?
Sex, Lies and Scandal: Shenzhen Mayor Under Investigation

Lin Chi-Ling
Lin Chi-ling in Taipei for crystal company Swarovski

Pace Wu
Pace Wu

Kelly Chen’s Active Bundle of Joy

Liu Yifei Bazaar Magazine slide show


Josie Ho unexpectedly ran into husband Conroy Chan at the Murderer premiere. They two reportedly returned home together
Conroy Chan
Josie Ho

Jetsetter Li: Earth is his home
Jet Li met media questions regarding his nationality with silence

A-Mei Promotes New Album in Shanghai

Korean romanization could again see revision

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