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May 14, 2010

May 14, 2010

Variety: Chongqing Blues

An irreparable father-son bond triggers a study in bleak cityscapes and pervasive intergenerational malaise in “Chongqing Blues.” Initially as glum as its title would suggest, Wang Xiaoshuai’s poignant if plodding ninth feature — which follows an absentee father trying to glean information about the dead son he never knew — eventually opens up with a handful of quietly affecting moments, but elsewhere bogs down in psychodramatic flashbacks that ultimately sentimentalize as much as they clarify. http://hkmdb.com/news/?p=5453

Screen Daily: Chongqing Blues

A strong performance by Wang Xueqi as the father provides emotional ballast but fails to make up for the glacial pacing of the drama; and although there are some effective emotional tugs and an evocative use of the film’s dirty industrial city setting, the audience’s investment in the slowbuild structure is never paid back in full. http://hkmdb.com/news/?p=5456

THR: Wang Xiaoshuai returns to Cannes

CRI: “Chongqing Blues” Screened at Cannes Film Festival

Fan Bingbing

Li Lingyu, Zi Yi Cannes red carpet (Xinhua)

Fan Bingbing in dress from Elie Saab for film’s premiere (Sina)2

He Yumeng

Be sure to check out ewaffle’s take on the premiere’s red carpet.

CNNGo: Josie Ho in Dream Home: Incredibly gruesome must-see slasher film

Jeon Do-Yeon - Cannes (Sina)

Tasty, full of black humour, but finally upended by the mannerist games it plays so ably, erotic thrillerThe Housemaid is a smart but shallow remake of Kim Ki-young’s cult 1960 Korean movie of the same name.

THR: The Housemaid

Bottom Line: An operatic, sensuous social satire that dares to be different from the original classic.

Screen Daily: Sandcastle (Singapore)

Sandcastle marks a quietly assured debut feature from writer/director Boo Junfeng. The blending of guilty family secrets and the ghosts of Singapore’s recent past create an involving narrative that is related with tenderhearted understatement.

Variety: Bedevilled (South Korea)

A young mother understandably wants to get off a remote island filled with violent and misogynistic miscreants and slave-driving old hags in “Bedevilled,” a confused genre hodgepodge that marks the feature debut of Kim Ki-duk’s former assistant director Jang Cheol-soo. Part limpid study of city-country contrasts, part one-sickle-kills-all revenge fantasy, Jang’s film drifts from one genre to another without ever fully coming into its own.

Taipei Times: Taipei Exchanges

‘Taipei Exchanges’ juxtaposes capitalism against a more idealistic way of life in the form of two sisters, one practical, the other utopian.

Eight films and two TV dramas in the works

First up for Chan himself is the martial arts film “Drunken Master 1945.” Though neither a remake nor sequel to Chan’s 1978 hit “Drunken Master,” the new film is intended to capture the martial arts spirit that the earlier film also celebrated.

Beginning in August, Steve Woo will direct “The Break-Up Artist,” a Chinese Mandarin-language romantic comedy about a young woman who runs an agency that helps couples break up.

Jackie Chan a ruthless boss?

Ken Lo, William Duen Wai-Lun sacked with little compensation; Xinhua2

Zhao Benshan as a river pirate in “Laughter of the Water Margins”

Director is Chu Yen-Ping (TreasureHunter)

(Sina)

Ning Hao’s No Man’s Land too dark? (Xinhua)

Former Olympic diver Tian Liang has joined the cast of Andrew Lau’s love story Beautiful Life

Beautiful Life stars Shu Qi, Liu Ye (file photo) (HunanTV)

CRI: Tsui Hark’s 3-D Animation “Animen” to Hit Cinemas on Children’s Day(Sina)

Opening in China, Europe and US simultaneously

Rumor Mill:  Previously, Edko announced that Tsui Hark would remake a 3D version of New Dragon Inn. No cast has been announced yet. Earlier rumors has Gui Lun-Mei and Ethan Ruan as Tsui Hark’s favorite candidates. A current rumor from an ‘insider’ on the micro-blogosphere has Jet Li, Li Yuchun and Zhou Xun in the new love triangle with filming to begin in September. (HunanTV)

Taipei Times: Pop Stop - Mother’s Day

Huang Yi and her cat

Practicing her piano (Photos from micro-blog)

CRI: Gigi Leung Breaks up with French BoyfriendChannel NewsAsia

Gigi Leung breaks up with French boyfriend of four years

April 5, 2010

April 5, 2010

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CF: Tao Hong Fulfills Her Promise

[Death Dowry] tells the story of a poverty-stricken woman who travels to a new place with her mentally retarded son to seek a living. After suffering a number of difficulties, she meets a man who changes her fate.

Taipei Times: Au Revoir Taipei

Variety: To Whom It May Concern: Ka Shen’s Journey

Hollywood’s postwar Asian superstar, Nancy Kwan, acts as tour guide around her personal and professional history in the solid if pedestrian docu “To Whom It May Concern: Ka Shen’s Journey.”

CRI: Cast of “Ocean Heaven” (formerly Ocean Paradise) Attend Autism Awareness Day Event in Beijing

The movie is about the relationship between a terminally ill man played by [Jet] Li and his autistic adolescent son played by rising actor Wen Zhang. Actress Kwai Lun-Mei stars in the film as a clown who performs at the aquarium and meets the father and son.

Actress, director Jiang Wenli

John Woo

Stanley Tong

Gu Changwei, John Woo, Jiang Wenli, Woo’s wife, Jiang Wen

Chinese actress Jiang Wenli on Sunday invited her celebrity friends for a special screening of her directorial debut film, “Lan”. (Sina)

CRI: Echoes of the Rainbow stills

Sandra Ng, Simon Yam

A celebration banquet was held in Tsimshatsui by the cast and crew of Echoes of the Rainbow. (Sina)

Chrissie Chau attending screening of Barbara Wong’s Break Up Club (Sina)

Karen Mok was one of many stars to help Andrew Lau celebrate his 50th birthday in Sai Kung yesterday.

(Sina)

Andy Lau gets emotional at Southwest drought relief fundraiser in Beijing (Sina)

ESWN: Gigi Leung Microblog Post Censored

CRI: Jackie Chan Records Song for Those Affected by Drought

Zhang Ziyi was not invited to Harper’s Bazaar’s upcoming Charity Night in Shanghai. On the invitees list were celebrities John Woo, Lin Chi-Ling, Zhang Hanyu, Carina Lau and many others. The eighth annual gala will be held on Apr.25 the eve of the opening of the Shanghai World Expo. (Xinhua)

CRI: Pop Queen Faye Wong to Start Concert Tour In Oct

Taipei Times: Pop Stop

Carina Lau desperate trying to get pregnant

Eason Chan spotted with unknown female companion

Andy Lau: “no regrets” having kept his 24-year romance a secret

1970s screen siren Cleopatra Wong looking to film a movie

March 12, 2010

March 12, 2010

Great Star theater preparing to rise again

SFIAAFF 2010 Review: Talentime

TVB General Manager and Show Host Arrested For Graft

Stephen Chan, 51, allegedly controlled the shell company which accepted production contracts from TVB and then outsourced the work to other production houses, according to a source.

This allegedly allowed the shell company to accumulate as much as HK$10 million over the years. Some of TVB’s top artists such as Bernice Liu, Moses Chan Ho, Raymond Lam Fung, Bosco Wong Chung-Chak, Tavia Yeung Yi and Charmaine Sheh Sze-man had been forced to perform in major shows and other functions, and even ribbon-cutting ceremonies, for free or at very low pay. [Chan was the host of Be My Guest that interviewed the teary Gillian Chung last year, you may recall.]

HK Magazine: There Goes the Neighborhood

The filmmakers of “Echoes of the Rainbow,” which is set in 1960s Hong Kong, found themselves in trouble when they initially couldn’t find the right location for their film. Alex Law Kai-yui and Mabel Cheung originally went to Sham Shui Po to scout for locations, only to find that most of the streets in even this old neighborhood have changed quite a bit, with no street having all the tong laus intact. In the end, they found Wing Lee Street. “If this street is torn down too, Hong Kong will lose yet another street full of characters,” producer Mabel Cheung says after returning to Hong Kong from Berlin. “This is the only street retaining the 1960’s Hong Kong.”

Cheung also mentions that, before finding Wing Lee Street, they considered shooting the film in Malaysia or Guangzhou instead. “It’d be preposterous to shoot a film about Hong Kong in another city,” Cheung says.

HK Magazine: Aarif Lee Interview

CRI: Du Lala’s Bikini Scene

Lead actress Xu Jinlei dons a bikini for a scene in her directorial production “Go Lala Go!”, formerly called “Du Lala’s Promotion”, an urban romance film co-starring Stanley Huang, Karen Mok, Li Ai and Pace Wu.

South Korean actress Kim Hee-sun will star in Warring States (tentative title), a war epic set in China more than 2,000 years ago. It will also have mainland actor Sun Honglei.

Just Another Pandora’s Box (Once Upon a Chinese Classic)

The movie boasts 58 stars and premieres in Beijing Mar.15 with a staggered roll out across the Mainland, 16th in Shanghai. 17th in Chengdu, 18th in Guangzhou, 19th in Shenyang. (Sina)

Vivian Hsu - The Musician

Vivian Hsu has created her own season this spring with four movies: Hot Summer Love, Fire of Conscience, The Musician (April release),  Seediq Bale (in production) and a new album. (Sina)

Crossing Hennessy - Jacky Cheung has a one-night stand with Maggie Cheung Ho-Yi

(Sina)

Lu Chuan

Lu Chuan’s Feast at Hongmen is being delayed due to need for additional financing. In addition, potential cast members Ge You and Feng Xiaogang are still working on Jiang Wen’s Let the Bullets Fly. To fill his time, Lu Chuan will shoot a short film about the “hidden rules” of the business based on Tang Wei’s banning incident. (Sina)

Takeshi Kaneshiro rumoured to be trying for baby in Japan

Widely speculated for hiding his marriage - a la a certain Andy Lau - after a blog claimed that the Asian superstar secretly got hitched, another blogger has quoted reliable sources saying Takeshi, who is currently based in Japan, is trying for a baby.

A celebrity blogger exposed the actor for marrying a Japanese woman last December, a piece of news which was denied by his management. On Tuesday, another blogger alleged that the Japanese-Taiwanese actor and his wife are currently located in Japan as part of their plans to have kids.

Ti Lung

Li Yapeng (Faye Wong’s husband)

Ti Lung, Li Yapeng and other cast members help launch an upcoming CCTV series. (Xinhua)

Donnie Yen will soon be enshrined in wax at the Hong Kong Madame Tussauds

(Sina)

(Sina)

Taipei Times: Pop Stop

Jay Chou’s Batmobile, Ethan Ruan’s ‘long-haired hottie’ and more

The next time you think you have a tough commute: (China Hush)

February 15, 2010

February 15, 2010

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Growing pains of China’s animation movie

Chop Socky Chooks: Volume One

Playing more like a slapstick version of the Coen brothers’ classic Blood Simple than a remake, Zhang Yimou’s latest moves the action back a few hundred years and switches location to the spectacularYellow Earth landscapes of Northern China.

Variety: A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop

For the record, pic’s international version is four minutes shorter than that released in China and Hong Kong.

Chinese remake of Coen brothers classic screens in Berlin

Screen Daily: Au Revoir Taipei

Asian-American director Arvin Chen’s boy-meets-girl romance coasts along on sheer goofy sweetness. A brightly-coloured Before Sunrise in Taiwanese screwball sauce with just a pinch ofUmbrellas Of Cherbourg thrown in, it does little except charm, seduce and mildly amuse. But it does so with enough grace and storytelling skill to keep most audiences hooked though to the end, even though the sugar-rush wears off pretty soon after leaving the cinema.

It’s the kind of larger-spanned movie that Taiwan should be attempting if the island’s industry is ever to get back on its feet again. Niu’s gamble looks to be repaid — at least locally — with “Monga” strong-arming a brawny $1.6 million in its first week since bowing Feb. 5.

Variety: The Actresses (South Korea)

Six movie stars — playing themselves — gather for a Vogue photo shoot in a Seoul studio in “The Actresses,” a talky but involving fakumentary that continually plays with the thin dividing line between reality and fiction. Hardly the catfight it’s expected to be, this cheekiest outing yet from writer-director E J-yong is a funny, sometimes surprisingly touching exploration of the role of actresses in South Korea’s still socially proscribed film world, though considerable knowledge of local showbiz and the thesps themselves is necessary to get the most from the movie. Asia-friendly fests should extend invites to these broads.

Variety: I’m In Trouble (South Korea)

Korean Academy of Film Arts alum So Sang-min makes a promising feature debut with “I’m in Trouble!,” a charmingly modest talking-eating-drinking movie — carved from the same rockface as helmers like Hong Sang-soo, Emmanuel Mouret and Woody Allen — in which a bunch of likable, indecisive losers endlessly repeat the same emotional mistakes.

Based on a novel by one of Japan’s most acclaimed fiction writers of the 20th century, ‘Villon’s Wife’ possesses a cinematic presence rarely achieved by literary adaptations

All’s Well Ends Well Too 2010

Ronald Cheng, Raymond Wong, Louis Koo, Sandra Ng

Raymond Wong

Sandra Ng

Ronald Cheng, Louis Koo (Xinhua)

Jacky Cheung

Jacky Cheung promoting his new CD Private Corner on a TV program (Xinhua)

Chrissie Chau

Chrissie Chau will celebrate Valentine’s Day with boyfriend Avis (Sina)

Liza Wang, Law Kar-Ying (Sina)

AngelaBaby

James Parry, AngelaBaby (Sina)

Donnie Yen (Sina)

Rainie Yang (Sina)

Donnie Yen: I’m good in bedroom kungfu

Sandra Ng has no time to go online

Jackie Chan backs Vivian Hsu’s Jap comeback

Zhang Ziyi - Chinese art of reveling in another’s pain

With so many in Taiwan’s celebrity firmament embroiled in scandals over the past few years, 2010 may turn out to be the year when some turn to religion to change their evil ways. But don’t count on it.

Shannon Lee at Hollywood Madame Tussauds

February 5, 2010

February 5, 2010

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Avatar Fever, Catch It Series (China Hush)

With a stellar cast and entertaining storyline that weaves together action and drama, the film should do well with younger audience members who like to view the underworld through rose-tinted glasses.

A romance as pretty and immaterial as a swirl of bubbles.

A love story between an elderly couple that is tender without being schmaltzy.

Limited US release begins this Friday

On the popular movie site Mtime.com, it scored a 3.8 out of 10 in user-submitted reviews, compared to 9.4 for Avatar. The Global Times gave it a 4 out of 10, calling it “thoughtless and mind-numbing.”…

Han Han, one of China’s most popular writers who is widely viewed as a key voice of the country’s youth generation, gave it a two on his popular blog, calling it an entertainment, educational, and business failure.

HK Magazine: Confucius

Sze Nga (Michelle Wai)

Former - Sze Nga, Chapman To

Chapman To convinced Albert Yeung to produce small films like Former designed to bring new acting and directing talent to the screen. The artists are given creative space with no interference from Yeung. (Sina)

Huang Yi - Legend is Born - Ip Man

Bernice Liu

Sire Ma Choi

Xu Jiao

Rose Chan, Bernice Liu

The cast of The Legend is Born - Ip Man (Ip Man Prequel), including Lam Suet, Yuen Biao and Du Yuhang, gathered for a production wrap banquet in Hong Kong last night. (Xinhua) (23)(Sina)

Chen Kaige - Zhao’s Orphan

Chen Kaige held the first press conference for Zhao’s Orphan. He said that the film will promote Tibetan culture. (Sina)

Zhang Ziyi embroiled in donation scandal

Wedding bells for Angelica Lee and Oxide Pang this Saturday

Aaron Kwok once gave Lynn Hung lingerie

Glass CDs, Panda Men and Golden Brooms


Spring Festival means 2.5 billion people on the move In photos (China Hush)

January 22, 2010

January 22, 2010

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , — dleedlee @ 12:02 pm

Red-faced General Guan Yu is to be the subject of three films this year. In March, it’s reported that Donnie Yen will play Guan Yu to Zhang Hanyu’s Cao Cao, to be directed by Alan Mak and Felix Chong. In another film, popular mainland actor Sun Honglei will play the general in the Tian Zhuangzhuang helmed version. Finally, Benny Chan has invited Louis Koo and Aaron Kwok to play the Guan Yu-Cao Cao duo. The dark-skinned Louis Koo said he was attracted to the script and  joked that the could play the general without makeup. (Xinhua)

The Legend of Chen Zhen’s Shu Qi and Donnie Yen

Gordon Chan, Donnie Yen, Andrew Lau

Huang Bo

Investors have added an additional $20M yuan to the budget for special effects and a Hollywood post-production team bringing the total budget to $120M. (Sina)

CRI: Biopic Movie Stars, Crew Pay Tribute to Confucius

The Case of the Itaewon Homicide

South Korea Reopens the Burger King Murder File

The government’s move follows a flurry of renewed interest in the crime in popular culture. In September, a blockbuster film that dramatized the murder, The Case of the Itaewon Homicide, swept South Korea.

CRI: Zhang Ziyi to Sue Media Company

Miriam Yeung to hold wedding banquet in Dec

The Wynners reunite on Here Comes Kang Xi

CRI: Stars Mark Expo 100-Day Countdown

CRI: Charming Gao Yuanyuan

Taipei Times: Pop Stop

Jay Chou, Lin Chi-Ling, Jolin Tsai, Terri Kwan and the Taiwanese Cher

January 15, 2010

January 15, 2010

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CRI: Zhang Yimou Eyes Another Suspense Comedy

Though its name is as yet unknown, it has been revealed that the new comedy will borrow a similar structure to the 2005 Oscar winner “Crash”, thereby telling the story of several unrelated characters, who become entangled in an unlikely event.

CRI: Jackie Chan Targets Kids with Low-Budget “Spy”

Biopic shows Confucius has new status in China

Hong Kong film development council to promote 3D movie making

Taipei Times capsule reviews

20th Century Boys: The Last Chapter - Our Flag

The final installment in this manga-sourced Japanese trilogy of kiddie-induced apocalyptic madness arrives in Taipei to a ready-made audience. Part 3 concentrates on the final stages of the attempt by doomsday cult leader Friend to destroy the world. His long-time opponents — a rock star and his female relative — attempt to frustrate him both within his organization and from the outside. It’s worth noting that this intriguing and sometimes disturbing mixture of cults, children, terrorism, pop music and religion could never have been made in the US.

Crazy Racer (瘋狂的賽車)

Frenetic Chinese action comedy involves a disgraced cyclist whom fate further mistreats by ensnaring him in a mish-mash of drug-running, spouse murder and even more nefarious activities. There’s action to spare and some innovative elements, too. Perfect for getting crazy on a brainless night out on the town. This is a follow-on of sorts from director Ning Hao’s (寧浩) Crazy Stone (瘋狂的石頭) in 2006.

The Warrior and the Wolf (狼災記)

Chinese director Tian Zhuangzhuang (田壯壯), who made the fine drama The Blue Kite (藍風箏), is a force to be reckoned with. Unfortunately, this strange, messy film may not enhance that reputation. Maggie Q (Die Hard 4.0) is a luckless widow, Japan’s Joe Odagiri (Air Doll, which also opens today) is a warrior and Taiwan’s Tou Chung-hua (庹宗華, from Lust, Caution) is a fallen general in this cosmopolitan action fantasy set thousands of years ago. The film offers two pieces of advice among the battles, rape sequences and pretty vistas: (1) Don’t fornicate with wolf-women and (2) Don’t assume eclectic Asian co-productions will make money.

CRI: Zhang Ziyi Sues Newspaper, Vivi Nevo Issues Statement

Zhang Ziyi strikes back at rumour mongers

Faye Wong’s comeback gets a little help from Botox

Faye’s back after five-year hiatus

Edison’s women slow to bounce back

Gigi Leung appearing at an art event (Xinhua) (15)

Zhang Yuqi at a shoe event (Xinhua) (11)(Sina)

Taipei Times: Pop Stop

Jay Chou, Lin Chi-Ling, Monga, Elva Hsiao, et al.

Struggle aka Loan Sharks features Sam Lee, Eddie Cheung, shot in Malaysia

January 8, 2010

January 8, 2010

Future X-Cops’ new release date is Feb.25 (Sina)

CRI: In ‘Hot Summer Days’, It’s Getting Really Hot

The new Chinese romantic movie “Hot Summer Days” is about six stories set in an unusually sultry summer. Just how hot could this fictitious summer be?

CRI: Maggie Cheung to Make Guest Appearance in “Hot Summer Days”

Gillian Chung’s comeback movie showcases her first kiss and bedroom scene

Jeon Ji-hyun to star opposite Zhang Ziyi in new English movie adapted from bestseller

CRI: Fan Bingbing in the Onlookers’ Eye

Fan Bingbing is called a Chinese ‘Femme Fatale’.Maybe it is because her beauty is so blinding that few onlookers would look beyond her face and deep into her heart.

Fan Bingbing was the cover girl again for the February issue of ‘Marie Claire’ and an accompanied interview she emptied her heart to gave the readers a much closer look at this radiant star off screen.

CRI: Huang Yi Still Waits Her ‘Big Day’

Rumor has it that Huang Yi had a flash marriage with her fiancé, Mr. Jiang Kai, CEO of ChinaFund, LP last August. The actress denied the gossip in the accompanying interview, saying marriage seems to be complicated and she won’t take the plunge until she is very well prepared.

Taipei Times: Pop Stop

Lip-sync and other frauds

Andy On Chi-Kit gets painted for True Legend

(Sina)

Miriam Yeung is a magician for a beverage advert (Sina)

Donnie Yen

Donnie Yen repotedly made over RMB$200M last year, and over $10M for these underwear adverts. (Sina)

Karen Mok - One Life One Earth

From Karen Mok’s educational travel program One Life One Earth - Australia chapter (Sina)

THR: China blocks access to movie site IMDB.com unavailable since Wednesday, cause unknown

Variety: China reports 44% rise in box office(THR)

Multiplex growth averages 1.65 screens a day

China’s B.O. boom continued unabated last year as box office rose a muscular 44% to 6.2 billion yuan ($910 million) on a sharp rise in the number of cinema screens in what’s potentially the world’s biggest market.

The China Film Group had earlier forecast 40% year-on-year growth (Daily Variety, Dec. 29).

With this kind of growth rate, I am confident that in 2010, China’s box office will grow to a new height,” China Film spokesman Weng Li said. His remarks were based on data from the State Administration of Radio, Film and TV.

This means for the last six years, the Chinese film market’s box office has maintained an annual growth rate of more than 30%,” Weng said, adding that China produced 456 domestic films in 2009.

The main impetus behind the strong growth was the rise in screen numbers. Citing SARFT figures, Weng said China had added 1.65 new screens every day last year.

China imports around 20 foreign films a year for theatrical release. The two top movies of 2009 were 2012,” which took $67.5 million, and “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” which took $63 million.

Homegrown epic “The Founding of a Republic,” celebrating the People’s Republic of China’s 60th anniversary, made $61 million.

December 31, 2009

December 31, 2009


THR: Storm Warriors review

Bottom Line: A martial arts fantasy with advanced 3D effects and two-dimensional characters.

Betty Sun Li in Jeff Lau’s Once Upon A Chinese Classic

Ronald Cheng (right) (Sina)

The Treasure Hunter

This Chinese so-called blockbuster easily wears the crown as the worst film of the year, with its cheap sets and amateurish action sequences and visual effects that rip off Western treasure-hunt flicks.

Taipei Times: FILM REVIEW: Treasure hunting is a dreary affair


We cannot help but be cautious that China’s film industry is repeating what destroyed Hong Kong’s film industry in the late 1990s: blind investment, neglect of film quality and the quest for cash and competition. Hong Kong director and producer Tung-Shing Yee sighed at the premiere of Overheard, stating that the Hong Kong film industry was officially dead. Chinese filmmakers need to be on guard so that we too are not mourning the death of the Chinese film industry in a few years time.

Worst 10 Chinese films of 2009

1. Wind Warriors (feng yun 2)

2. Gasp (qi chuan xu xu)

3. Looking for Jackie (xun zhao cheng long)

4. On His Majesty’s Secret Service (da nei mi tan ling ling gou)

5. My Fair Gentleman (yao tiao shen shi)

6. Radish Warrior (jue jiang de luo bo)

7. Copycat (dao ban mao)

8. Mulan (hua mu lan)

9. The Warrior and the Wolf (lang zai ji)

10. Wheat (mai tian)

49-year old Cherie Chong was said to have walked out of her sadness of losing of her husband and is planning to marry a Singaporean businessman next year. However, Cherie personally denies to this issue with her best friend Sylvia Chang exclaiming that it’s all a misunderstanding.

With the appearance of Mr L, her friends noted that her gloomy days are over. She has a smile across her face more regularly. However, being in love did not make her conscious of her weight and reporters claimed that she seemed at least 60kg.


Pop star Eva Huang Shengyi promotes new album in Shanghai

Sammi Cheng and guest Gigi Leung share a kiss on stage

Sammi, Gigi

Sammi, Jacky Cheung

(Xinhua)

Edison Chen accepted an interview with “GQ” magazine and mentioned about the sex scandal again.

Zhou Xun

Zhou Xun is on featured on the cover of France’s Le Point (Viewpoint) which focuses 80 pages on China’s rise as the new Asian power. Le Point is similar to the US Newsweek. (Sina)

CRI: Michelle Reis Looks Ravishing in Red

CRI: Ode to Cheongsam

Take a look at China’s notable stars dressed in gorgeously vying Cheongsams and see who looks the best.

Anita Mui’s brother mourned his sister’s passing yesterday on the 6th anniversary of the singer’s death. (Sina)

(Elsewhere James Cameron has been accused of plagiarizing from Miyazaki’s Castle in the Sky and Totoro.)

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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