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September 30, 2010

September 30, 2010

To mark the 100th anniversary of the International Women’s Day and changes of role of woman in modern society, 10 Mainland films made by women filmmakers over the past three decades will be shown in the “Chinese Film Panorama 2010: A Feminine Perspective” from October 14 to November 7.

FBA: Mei Ah takes Grand Master rights

The Grand Master, which takes another look at Ip Man, the martial arts ace credited with teaching the wing chun style of kung fu to Bruce Lee, is tentatively set for release at 2011 Chinese New Year (Jan-Feb).

CRI: ’Aftershock’ to Grab Oscar Entry

The blockbuster film, “Aftershock,” which is the most successful film ever made in China, has been chosen to compete for the nomination at the 83rd Academy Awards next February.

Entertaining but throwaway whodunit set in Ancient China.

Jackie Chan, Li Bingbing and Winston Chao celebrate as the movie “The 1911 Revolution” started filming in Fuxin City of northeast China’s Liaoning Province on Wednesday, September 29, 2010.

Jackie Chan, Li Bingbing, Winston Chao


More on Stephen Chow’s New Journey to the West. Chow has personally invited Maggie Cheung to appear in his film. In addition, Will and Jaden Smith may be guest stars. Taking advantage of the Monkey King’s legendary 72 transformation, Chow will use this as a premise to cast many celebrities and guest stars. (Xinhua)2 [I can see Maggie now as Princess Iron Fan!]

Josie Ho, Jude Law

Josie Ho was tight-lipped about working with Jude Law in Contagion but met at an event in Hong Kong. (Sina)

CRI: Cherrie Ying, Jordan Chan Publish Uniform Wedding Photos

Liu Ye in a fall/winter fashion shoot for GQ

(Sina-slide show)

Vivian Hsu

Vivian Hsu at a recent magazine promotion event (Sina-slide show)

Jet Li attending the unveiling of his wax (un)likeness at Hong Kong’s Madame Tussauds

(Sina-slide show)

Elaine Ng

Elaine Ng was in Hong Kong for a skin care brand yesterday. She resides in Shanghai and is a former actress most well known as the mother of Jackie Chan’s “Dragon Seed” daughter who is now 11 years old. Still unmarried, Ng says her daughter knows who her father is but they rarely discuss it. (Xinhua)

Fuzzy Photos Dept: Faye Wong recently celebrated husband Li Yapeng’s birthday in Beijing. At one point, Faye coaxed friend Zhao Wei on stage to join her for a karaoke rendition of a Karen Mok song, ‘He Doesn’t Love Me’.

Faye Wong, Zhao Wei (Xinhua)2

Carina Lau

Carina Lau recently posted a collection of photos from her 7-day ‘Roman Holiday’ on her micro-blog. (Xinhua-gallery)

George Lam, Sally Yeh

Despite regular rumors of divorce, Sally Yeh appeared at George Lam’s recent Hong Kong concert. The concert was recorded and will be released later as a DVD. (Sina)

Patrick Tse showing off his ‘guns’

“The Chinese Jack Palance”

74 year-old Patrick Tse was seen with girlfriend Coco (47 years her junior) at Shanghai Airport. (Sina)


Rosemary was officially charged with 3 misdemeanor counts for her auto accident involving the Reno arch: hit-and-run, illegal right turn and not having insurance. The trial date for these charges will be on Dec. 8. The court hearing date for the more serious felony drug possession arrest is on Oct. 19. (Sina)

Hong Kong model’s Reno trial set for Dec. 8 for crash into landmark arch

Stephen Chow’s mother

Young Stephen and family

Resigned to a bachelor son, declares Stephen Chow’s mum (Sina)2

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.

June 1, 2009

June 1, 2009

European poster
Overheard poster

Gianna Jun Ji-Hyun
Andrew Lau, Gianna Jun Ji-Hyun,Yuen Wo-Ping
Blood: Last Vampire Hong Kong press conference - photos

In English

Nic Tse, Zhou Yun
Teddy Chen, Zhou Yun, Peter Chan
Zhou Yun plays friend of Nic Tse in Bodyguards and Assassins

Andy Lau
Andy Lau - Detective Dee

Tsui Hark striving for Chinese Lord of the Rings

Xiao Shenyang
Xiao Shenyang Spring Festival phenom cast in Zhang Yimou’s Three Guns

Choi Min-sik Escapes Oncreen to ‘Himalaya’
“Himalaya, Where the Wind Dwells” first film in four years not for everyone

Korea’s Cannes winners honor Roh
‘Thirst’ win overshadowed by national tragedy

Mother has biggest opening of the year in Korea
Bong Joon-ho’s thriller Mother has beaten Park Chan-wook’s Thirst

Shanghai Kiss: Chinese-Americans Lost In Translation

Lin Chi-Ling dubbing animated film Ma Lan Hua/Horse Orchid

Liu Yifei
On a TV interview recently, Liu Yifei revealed that she loves hip hop music

Daniel Wu
Daniel Wu at charity event

Preparing for new Derek Yee film as sniper in CHEUNG WONG JI WONG (GUN KING OF KINGS). Eats 6 meals a day to put on weight.

Edison Chen accepts interview from CNN’s Talk Asia

Gillian Chung

Gillian Chung’s appearance in Fuzhou to shoot a soap opera drew a crowd

Gillian at EEG tenth anniversary celebration

Charlene Choi slide show

I spy: Four months pregnant 38 year-old Gigi Lai shopping

George Lam in concert dress rehearsal
Sally Yeh
Sally Yeh arrives to show support for George Lam in concert

George Lam and Sally Yeh marriage on shaky ground

I spy: Shu Qi having tea with male friend in Central

I spy: Patrick Tse shopping with a middle-aged woman, not Coco

Not Cecilia Cheung but Gong Mi
Little Cecilia - Photo gallery

‘Happy Girl’ Not Cecilia Cheung

Film star sex video scandal grips Philippines

‘Olympic girl’ Lin Miaoke at dress rehearsal for Children’s Day

chinaSMACK Smacked: Victim Of Denial of Service (DoS) Attack

The cult of a Super Girl - Li Yuchun

May 23, 2009

May 23, 2009

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Chengdu, I Love You
Gao Yuanyuan, Jung Woo-Sung

Gao Yuanyuan and Jung Woo-Sung in the ‘present’ segment.
Cui Jian directs the ‘future’, Fruit Chan the past, and Heo Jin-Ho the present.

Taipei Times: Asian cinema gains traction as Hollywood takes a tumble

Screen Daily: Face

APA Top Ten: Asian movies about the worlds of kids

APA: Hara Kazuo and his “Renegade Cinema”

Nancy Kwan: A Chinese Legacy in Tinseltown

Korean “Sassy girl” in Singapore to promote first Hollywood film

Taking Woodstock scenes really marijuana inspired

Daniel Henney’s US TV Series to Air in Fall

Of note: Eclipse Series 17-Nikkatsu Noir Box Set
Coming August from Criterion

Actress Carina Lau ready for motherhood

Patrick Tse, Coco

I spy: Patrick Tse and Coco grocery shopping in Wan Chai

Mavis Fan
Mavis Fan promoting watch brand (video)

May 14, 2009

May 14, 2009

Poster for Peter Chan’s JungKu - The Man From 18th Hell

Dante Lam’s The Flying Guillotines
Queen's Road Ripper
Queen’s Road Ripper
The God of Wealth
The God of Wealth
Cinema Popular posters
Peter Chan Brings Demon-Slayer to Life

‘Spring’ has sprung for Lou Ye
Chinese director delivers another controversial pic with Spring Fever

Q&A: Park Chan-wook

Anthony Wong - Sleeveless in Seatte?
Laughing Gor’s Anthony Wong

Louis KooSandra Ng

Forbidden City Cop: Smart Dog - Louis Koo, Sandra Ng

Law Kar-Ying
Forbidden City Cop: Smart Dog - Law Kar-Ying

Shu Qi
Shu Qi - Opening Ceremony at Cannes

Cannes judging panel press conference

Cannes Film Festival Opens

Tsai Ming-liang: Ang Lee is my strongest competitor!

Korea Times - ‘Know’: Hong’s Realm of Comic Realism
New in local theaters and currently showing in the out-of-competition section of the Cannes Film Festival is Hong Sang-soo’s latest feature “Like You Know It All.”

Opinion: Ambitious Lu Chuan Succeeds
Since “The city of life and death”, a historical epic movie also known as “Nanking, Nanking,” made its debut on April 23rd, a heated debate provoked by the film has ensued. The most controversial topic is the way Lu Chuan, the movie’s director, represents the massacre of Nanking.

Huang Xiaoming, Zhou XunHuang XiaomingLi Bingbing, Zhang HanyuAlec So
The Message - photo gallery

Wang ZhiwenAlec So
The Message

Simon Yam attending first screening of Ann Hui’s Night and Fog

Zhao Wei
Zhao Wei at 14 Blades press conference

Nic and parents
Cecilia couldn't attend but sent Nic a gift
Nic and Patrick Tse promote new CD and MV

Faye Wong’s new shampoo ad

Faye Wong’s Comeback Ad Released

Gillian was expecting Hello Kitty!
Gillian Chung was a guest on a Sina’s TV program

Vivan Chow, Ni Kuang
Filial daughter Vivian Chow on Mother’s Day with Ni Kuang (father-in-law)

Edison Chen Sex-Pix Thief Gets Prison

Nina Wang eyed the Nobel Peace Prize

China, Hong Kong confirm influenza cases
Passengers flew from Canada, San Francisco

April 16, 2009

April 16, 2009

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , , , , — dleedlee @ 10:21 am

Invitation Only
Jerry Huang - Invitation Only
Maria Ozawa
Press conference for
Invitation Only - photo gallery

Wang Baoqiang - East Wind, Rain

They're off!
Wang Baoqiang in East Wind, Rain

Complete dog track recreated as dog racing is featured

‘Insadong Scandal’ Can Go That Extra Mile (South Korea)

Filming Struggling Kids Who Wanna Be Star Gymnasts
“The Red Race” tells a powerful documentary tale about kindergarten-age children taking rigorous training in hopes of becoming star gymnasts.

Variety: Cannes taps heavy hitters

“Vengeance,” starring Johnny Hallyday as a hitman-turned-chef who heads to Hong Kong to avenge his daughter’s death

South Korea and China will be heavily represented this year. From the former come “The Host” director Bong’s “Mother,” a thriller about a woman’s attempt to determine who framed her antisocial son for a ghastly murder, and “Oldboy” helmer Park Chan-wook’s “Thirst,” a vampire tale about a small-town priest transformed into a neck-biter by a medical experiment gone wrong.

Flying the Chinese flag will be “Summer Palace” director Lou Ye’s “Spring Fever,” about a young threesome overcome with erotic longings, and possibly Lu Chuan’s “City of Life and Death” (aka “Nanking! Nanking!”), a large-scale telling of the 1937 massacre of Nanking by the Japanese army.

Also very likely for the competition are Malaysian auteur Tsai Ming-liang’s French-financed “Face,” about a Taiwanese director arrived in Paris to make a film about Salome, starring Mathieu Amalric, Jeanne Moreau, Fanny Ardant, Nathalie Baye, Laetitia Casta and Jean-Pierre Leaud; and Japanese fest regular Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Air Doll,” about the love affair between a videostore clerk and an inflatable sex doll.

'Cuz we're cool
Dik Bo La  and Patrick Tse

Jackie and his 'Dragon Seed'
Mother of Jackie Chan’s daughter, now 9 years old, passes word through Sandra Ng that she would like to arrange a reunion with Jackie. Elaine Ng and daughter have been living in Shanghai since 2001.

Michelle Yim

Michelle Yim refused to admit she had pocketed $2 million HKD
Money raised for ailing boyfriend of 26 years Wan Chi-Keung

March 9, 2009

 The 33rd Hong Kong International Film Festival kicks off at the end of the month…

APA Magazine previews the 2009 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
Get It While It’s Hot: The 2009 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
Chi-hui Yang finds himself looking through culture’s lens

Chow Yun-Fat lends his star power to the live-action film based on the Japanese comics about a globe-trotting boy on a search for all-powerful Dragon Balls

Zhang Ziyi’s Perfect New Role
Also film producer?

Kung Fu daughter
A Chinatown martial-arts prodigy, she fought her fate. Now she’s home

Film Society of Lincoln Center: Interview with Jia Zhangke
Jia Zhangke’s Box Office Potential Rises with “24 City”

HK Magazine interviews Liza Wang

A Sequel to John Woo’s Hard Boiled is in Development

Chow Yun-Fat will present his photographs this week at a joint showing at the Hong Kong Central Library Exhibition Hall

Netizens criticize follow-up to last year’s hit series Soldiers Sortie
Criticisms include: non-standard dialect, unprofessional foreign actor - his eyes moved after he died, injustice unredressed, chaotic fight editing

Zhang Jingchu in Zhang Jiahui’s upcoming Red River
Zhang Jingchu
Zhang Jingchu - Red River

Zhang Jingchu will sing child's song in Vietnamese

Korean actress Jang Ja Yun found dead in home

Jang Ja Yeon Commits Suicide
Sadly, yet another Korean actress hangs herself
Jung Ja Yun Suicide Because of Depression

Paulyn Sun’s boyfriend pleads not guilty
Her life is lined with a string of high-profile lovers. Now, it includes alleged abuse

Gillian Chung: loves Edison Chen the most
Can’t say, “I hate him.”
SCMP: When Your PR Technique Becomes Too Obvious
Gillian vs Cecilia

Patrick Tse praises daughter-in-law Cecilia Cheung as ‘best’
Patrick Tse
Playfully wields butcher knife

Jill Vidal and Kelvin Kwan marijuana incident, government under pressure
Angela Tong and Michael Tse kicked out of the cast of ICAC Investigators 2009, a joint cooperation between Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) and TVB.

Harlem Yu tacitly admits to divorce from Annie Yi
Tight-lipped over his wife’s extra-marital affairs for several months, popular Taiwanese variety host Harlem Yu revealed in an interview with Sandra Ng in Hong Kong that his marriage with Annie Yi is over.

“I’ll inform everyone when things have reached a certain phase. Everything is still processing, I’ll let everyone know when there is a definite answer. This issue will then be all over.”

“There is no timeframe given to such an issue. I’ll let everyone know when I’m ready. I’ve been asked many times if there are any regrets; I can say safely that there are none. I just want to finish what I have to do,” he added.

Yu also said he is currently not looking for a girlfriend; the focal point in his life now will be his son and work.

On the other hand, Yi, who just celebrated her 40th birthday, updated her blog with a post titled “Journey by myself”, expressing that she is well and has been leading a fulfilling life. While thanking her family and friends, she avoided mentioning Yu; besides words of gratitude, she also posted four self-portraits of herself taken with smiles on her face, expressing her recovery from the affair and announcing her singlehood again.

Chinese Calgarians enraged at report urging no “Asian” malls

Simple arguments for character standards

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