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October 15, 2010

October 15, 2010

Variety: Addicted to Love (China) review

A Chinese senior citizen rediscovers the power of the heart in the beautifully observed and played “Addicted to Love.”

Reign of Assassins - Michelle Yeoh’s swordplay gem

CRI: ’If You Are the One’ Sequel in Theaters Dec. 22

CRI: ’The Butcher, The Chef and The Swordsman’ Releases Final Trailer

CRI: Latest Stills of ‘Wind Blast’

THR: Pang Brothers’ 3D horror films bows in HK

Pang went to the cinemas to observe the opening day crowd for “The Child’s Eye” on Thursday in Hong Kong, and saw firsthand the three main advantages that 3D brings to the film industry as a whole.

Also: Filming for “The Sleep Walker” is scheduled to start at the end of this month in Hong Kong and Thailand for a 2011 release.

Indomina Releasing has acquired domestic rights to Hong Kong martial arts thriller “Bodyguards and Assassins” from We Distribution.

Indomina also recently acquired “Griff the Invisible,” “Wasted on the Young,” “True Legend” and “Fire of Conscience.”

Midnight Heartbeat/Midnight Pulse new poster

The Simon Yam, Francis Ng hospital horror film has finally received an official release date after passing a final cut and review following another round of edits. The release date is set for December 24th. Ho, Ho, Ho! (Sina)

Ning Hao’s film No Man’s Land has finally been freed from limbo. Originally scheduled for a December 8, 2009 release, the film had been held up by authorities and now finally granted a December 18, 2010 release. Reportedly too dark for censors, the film has been reedited many times. Though Ning Hao had previously said the changes were minor, netizens were expressing doubts. (Sina)

Zhou Dongyu, Shawn Dou Xiao

Zhang Yimou brought Under the Hawthorn Tree to the Hawaii International Film Festival. As Dou Xiao is fluent in English, he acted as Zhou Dongyu’s translator.


Alec Su, Pace Wu

Pace Wu

Hidden Chamber of Secrets unveiled the film’s poster and officially launched its website yesterday. The film opens October 29. (Sina)2

The cast of Jingle Ma’s Dynamic Angel (Race Car) celebrate Jimmy Lin’s 36th birthday.

Cecilia Cheung, Jimmy Lin, Tang Wei, Chie Tanaka, Han Jae-Seok

Jimmy Lin, Rene Liu, Jingle Ma (Sina)

On the set of Love Island

Simon Yam, Francis Ng

Francis Ng

The cast also includes Song Jia, Janice Man, Chang Chen and Joan Chen

(Sina) (Thanks, to Valerie)

Stanley Fung

Stanley Fung appeared on a Beijing TV program recently (Sina)

July 30, 2009

July 30, 2009

New Sophie’s Revenge poster

Zhang Ziyi

More stills - Sophie’s Revenge

Tracing Shadow poster

Recent posts from Bey Logan’s blog
Bey Logan: Chow on Fire
Fat Gor tries to change a flat tire/tyre

Bey Logan: Coffee with Gong Li
Gong dominated Chinese cinema to such an extent that, when she proved unavailable for the project, Chen Kaige begrudgingly began his film Temptress Moon with another actress, Iron Monkey’s Jean Wang, before summarily dismissing her when Gong Li did become available (and then, rather unkindly, criticizing Wang in the press.)

Bey Logan: The Man With The Deadly Pen
Ngai Hong (AKA Ni Kuang) (and Vivian Chow’s father-in-law)

Guardian: Can Kung Fu Cyborg kick Transformers’ arse?

Shu Qi performing action stunts on City Under Siege - slide show

Fruit Chan
Chengdu, I Love You
Fruit Chan’s Chengdu, I Love You to close Venice Film Festival

Xiao Shenyang
Sun Honglei
Zhang Yimou’s Three Guns

Li Bingbing was admitted to the hospital with heat stroke and hospitalized for two days but has now returned to the set of Detective Dee

Chow Yun-Fat possibly joining the cast of Jiang Wen’s Let the Bullets Fly

The woman who changes one man’s destiny - Michelle Reis
“If a woman can change a man’s whole life, that’s an attractive story to me,” the 39-year-old says. “My role encourages a beggar to stand up to hardship and live with dignity and confidence. She makes me believe in love.”

Qin Hailu

Qin Hailu to star in Sun Zhou’s 1949 war drama set in Guangzhou

Kelly Chen

Hong Kong media is reporting that Kelly Chen is not getting along with her mother-in-law

Supposedly clashing over cooking and child care

Zhao Wei releasing new album on digital platform via China Mobile (a la Karen Mok) in August

Rumor: Zhao Wei has registered for marriage in Singapore to a businessman
She was spotted with a wealthy merchant outside a marriage registration office in Singapore. To register in Singapore one must be a Singaporean or a permanent resident of Singapore.
If so, can a change in citizenship be far behind? :)

Liu Ye promoting auto brand

First public appearance since marriage

Pace Wu

Pace Wu in Taipei promoting cosmetics - gallery

Paris Hilton dons a Hello Kitty dress

Group wants to stub out film smoke
Chinese anti-smoking group call for a ban on smoking scenes

Hong Kong gang convicted for piracy
Leader sentenced to 74 months; $1.1 mil in assets seized

July 18, 2009

July 18, 2009

Aaron Kwok has started working in Benny Chan’s City Under Siege in Hong Kong

Stephen Chow salvages romance ‘Jump’
Original film featured Edison Chen

Nick Cheung begins shooting To Live and Die in Mongkok - photos
Monica Mok plays a prostitute

Yu Feihong’s Directorial Debut ‘Eternal Beloved’ Looks Set to Be a Hit

Charlie Yeung sacrifices hair for arts - 37

Hong Kong in tune with mainland biz
It’s getting harder to tell mainland Chinese and Hong Kong movies apart.

Jackie Chan praises kung fu of Will Smith’s son
“He put my son to shame! I provided my son with the best martial artists in the world, and he could not be persuaded to try it.” Poor Jaycee.

Kelly Chen goes home with baby
Slim New Mom Kelly Chen In ‘Surrogate Mother’ Suspection
The slim, post-pregnancy physique of singer-actress Kelly Chen has prompted rumors that the new mother could have had a surrogate give birth to her son.

More photos of Gillian Chung in Malaysia

Pace Wu
Pace Wu in Guangzhou for a fashion event

Louis Vuitton opens in Shenzhen
Li Xiaolu
Fan Bingbing

Death threat sent to legislator after Tiananmen stand

Kim Jong-il’s grandson seen at concert

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

July 1, 2009

July 1, 2009

Brigitte Lin
Brigitte Lin

Chen Hong, then known as “Little Lin Ching-hsia”,
completed New Dragon Inn after Brigitte Lin returned to Hong Kong
(Can anyone confirm this? All I’ve found is that Chen Hong,Chen Kaige’s wife, played the role in a TV series version with Steven Ma.)

Pace Wu
Francis Ng and Pace Wu
Beijing press conference for Tracing Shadow

Photo gallery
Slide show

On His Majesty’s Secret Service
Louis Koo, Barbie Hsu slide show

Over 170 actors

Ge You

The Great Cause of China’s Foundation (Founding of the Nation: A Great Cause) - Launching ceremony in Beijing

Andy Lau
Latest Poster and Trailer

One Night in Supermarket trailer

Korea Times: Summer Action Flicks Are Coming

Stefanie Sun - Her thigh steals the thunder
20th Global Melody Awards (Taiwan) gallery

Rosamund Kwan
Rosamund Kwan attending Spring Summer Fashion Show in Hong Kong

Joey Yung plastic surgery rumors continue

Before and After

China to spread the news in English

Shandong and Metan are ‘Golden’
120-episode series ‘Golden Mountain’ will be shot in China, U.S

March 16, 2009


K20: Legend of the Mask



`Dragonball’ Premiere Tops Korean Box Office
Everybody loves Chow Yun Fat
Chow Yun-fat to star in Confucius biopic

Korean films to stage counterattack in April

Hong Kong events hit by fiscal woes
Festival scrambles for government money
Buzz titles at Filmart
Variety’s surveys the new crop of films

‘Tokyo!’: three directors’ twisted tales
Three filmmakers’ views of Tokyo
“Tokyo!” offers a triptych portrait of Japan’s most intriguing city as rendered by three profoundly offbeat filmmakers.

Korean Indie Film, “Breathless”, Wins at French Film Fest

China’s Band of Brothers Hits Small Screen
After his successful 2007 hit “Soldiers’ Sortie”, director Kang Honglei has hit the headlines again.

Strugglers Find Love, Fame
“CAPE No. 7″ is perhaps one of the best romances to come from Taiwan, combining box office success and award-winning performances.



‘The Horsemen’, a latest Hollywood horror film starring American actor Dennis Quaid and popular Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi

Sofia’s Life A Huge Hit in Cyberspace
Sofia’s Diary weaves product placement, short attention span and interactivity into web-based series

Karen Mok’s new leading man

Twins again - Gillian and Charlene meet for dinner in Taiwan...more

Gillian Chung in The Myth?
Gillian Chung is reportedly being considered for the leading role in a soap opera version of Jackie Chan’s The Myth. The male lead will be Hu Ge. An announcement is expected March 24 and filming will start in April at Hengdian studio and Gansu.

Pace Wu - Chasing Shadows

Pace Wu - Chasing Shadows

Chao Shun
Cape No. 7 actor Chao Shun now delivering lunches to avoid bankruptcy. Hypertension and diabetes prevents him from filming late at night.

Buried Treasures From Japanese Vaults
DVD Talk: Travels with Hiroshi Shimizu - Eclipse Series 15

Announcement of the case today determines their fate
Kelvin Kwan and Jill Vidal may face charges when they return to Hong Kong
Michael Tse hires a driver after drunk driving conviction
Angela Tong admits drink-driving

‘Late Actress Jang Ja-Yeon Was Forced to Have Sex With Showbiz VIPs’

Edison laughs off death threat
Second letter sent to Apple Daily office
Stamps with ’sinister’ meaning

Zhang Yimou’s Fireworks to Dazzle on Oct 1

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