HKMDB Daily News

February 28, 2012

February 28, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , — dleedlee @ 12:45 pm

FBA: Joyful Reunion review

Patchy but lightly enjoyable foodie film, boosted by veteran Rose Kuei’s full-on performance.

FBA: The Monkey King: Uproar in Heaven review

Radical refurbishment of the ’60s cartoon classic looks like a newly minted coin.


TimeOutHK: Barbara Wong interview

TimeOutHK - Aarif Lee interview

CRI: Vicky Zhao Officially Announces Her Directorial Debut Work

CRI: Biopic “Hsui-shen Tsien” to Hit National Screens

CRI: Zhang Yimou Promotes “Flowers” in Taiwan

CF: Promotional Poster of Guan Hu’s “Design of Death” Unveiled

The film stars Huang Bo, Simon Yam, Yu Nan and Alec Su. Like his previous film, “Cow”, “Design” is described as a black comedy set during wartime.

Guan Hu

Simon Yam, Huang Bo, Yu Nan, Alec Su, Liang Jing

Simon Yam, Yu Nan

(Sina)(Sina-gallery)

Bruce Lee’s Kung Fu skills and his masterful ability with Nunchucks are world-renowned. In memory of the legendary figure of Chinese Kung Fu cinema, the action flick “Nunchaku” is set to be released on March 2.

CRI: Actress Bai Jing Killed by Husband: Police

Chinese mainland actress Bai Jing was killed by her husband on Tuesday at their home in eastern Beijing’s Chaoyang district during a quarrel, police in the Chinese capital city confirmed.

WSJ: Actress Li Bingbing on the Oscars You Didn’t Get to See

Li Bingbing describes her “Oscar Tour”

Li Bingbing at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party

With Michelle Rodriguez

Milla Jovovich

Natalie Portman

Wendi Deng Murdoch

From the Elton John Aids Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party

Lana Marks (HunanTV) (Sina-slideshow)

A1: Hollywood beckons Fan Bingbing

Fan Bingbing would be working with Fast and Furious star Paul Walker in the upcoming science- fiction film Six.

MSN: Miriam Yeung suffers from pre-natal depression

MSN: Christy Chung spotted with new man

Eight months after her divorce from second husband Jon Yen, Christy was spotted with a new man. The man named Andy, is, reportedly, a wealthy real estate billionaire from Beijing, China and is about 40 years old.

MSN: Michelle Reis and son celebrate husband’s birthday

October 24, 2011

October 24, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

CF: Golden Roosters Celebrates Lesser Knowns

FBA: The Raid review (Indonesia)

CF: ”Sleep Walker in 3D” Premieres in Tokyo

“In the film, the character played by Angelica Lee always has the same dream, and this is the actual story of me,” Oxide Pang Chun revealed at the premiere. He went on to say, “The dream has been repeating for more than ten years; I always see a corpse inside a bag in an enclosed space.”

CF: Zhang Weiping on the Promotional Tactics of “The Flowers of War”

Christian Bale performed sexual scenes for the very first time

CF: Tony Leung’s New Role as a Blind Spy

In the action-packed flick “Windseeker”, Tony Leung Chiu Wai will portray a blind spy, while actress Zhou Xun will also play a spy, starring opposite Leung. While the two leads fall in love, they also know that given their profession they can trust nobody - and they must pit their wits and skills against one another to survive.

The film will hit the national screen on November 4.

CF: New Trailer and Poster out for “Qian Xuesen”

Director Zhang Jianya’s biopic movie, “Qian Xuesen,” released new poster and trailer during the 20th Golden Roosters and Hundred Flowers Awards on Octorber 22. The trailer put together the successful explosion of China’s first atomic bomb and the launch of our first satellite booster. The movie is expected to be synchronously released in China and the U.S.

Poster for Bauhinia Heroine, fighting injustice with a giant rice cooker

Bauhinia Heroine’s Chrissie Chau

The film begins shooting in 2012 for a 2013 release.

Chrissie Chau, winning hearts and minds the old-fashioned way, at the Golden Roster Awards Saturday night.

(Sina)2

Last poster for “Lost in Panic Cruise” (Sina)

Two character posters for Wilson Yip’s “Magic to Win”

Karena Ng (Wu Qianyu)

Wu Chun

Wu Chun, Karena Ng (Sina)

Fan Bingbing: the Most Gorgeous Judge (CF)

The beautiful Chinese actress Fan Bingbing was praised as the most gorgeous judge at the 24th Tokyo International Film Festival after she made her appearance with the judging panel yesterday at the press conference.

MSN: Joey Yung openly discusses her relationship with Denise Ho

MSN: Nick Cheung causes chain collision at charity race

The Hong Kong actor crashed into fellow actors Bosco Wong and Kate Tsui during the race

MSN: Deborah Li’s birthday celebration without son and grandsons

October 13, 2011

October 13, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

CF: How Special Effect Used in the Movie “1911 Revolution”

The production company of Jackie Chan’s 100th war flick, “1911 Revolution,” released a batch of behind-the-scene photos that unveiled how special effect was used in the movie.

CF: Zhou Xun and Zhang Ziyi vie for role in Keanu Reeves’ movie

CF:  Remake of “Internal Affairs” In Production

A film tentatively titled “Cold War” which stars Aaron Kwok and Tony Leung, and would be a remake of the cult classic ‘Internal Affairs’ is being shot in Hong Kong ,according to a report from sina.com.cn. (Sina)

CF: Qian Xuesen’s Biopic Expected to be Released in the U.S.

An employee within the Western Movie Group revealed that negotiations with AMC, the largest chain of cinemas in the U.S., and with the American video website Hulu, regarding the movie’s copyright are drawing to a close. The movie is expected to be released in MIT, where Qian carried out his studies, and other regions across America…The inspiration for the movie, Zhang Huiling, is a plain clothes police officer from a sub-station of the Haidian police station, in Beijing. He has arrested more than 1600 criminal suspects over the course of 7 years…

CF: Director Gao Qunshu to Shoot “Hunter Zhang”

Director Gao Qunshu, who has previously directed several acclaimed movies including “The Message” and “Wind Blast”, has stated that “Hunter Zhang” will be the first movie to be included as part of his “1930-2030″ Movie Series, which is set to feature the lives of ordinary individuals. (Sina)

CF: Promotional Trailer of “My Way” Released

Josie Ho - next Bond film?

Or Tang Wei?

The new Bond film has been casting for a Chinese actress and front runners are Tang Wei and Josie Ho, according to this article. Li Bingbing, Fan Bingbing and Shu Qi are also said to be “finalists” being considered. The production company has been quietly interviewing candidates in Mainland China and Hong Kong last month. The role calls for sexy, bad and mysterious. Fan Bingbing and Li Bingbing are well known domestically in China but Fan’s English is not strong and Li’s is not as strong as Tang Wei and Josie Ho. Shu Qi has sexy but in “The Transporter” she did not have much dialogue. Tang Wei is considered the likely choice due to both her English fluency and notoriety from “Lust, Caution”. Josie Ho has the rebel image and fashion style, also, she recently worked on Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion”. The film, directed by Sam Mendes, begins shooting next month so a final announcement is expected shortly. (Sina) Elsewhere, it’s being reported that the official Bond girl is French actress Berenice Marlohe

Athena Chu goes zombie hunting

Scary Market features Athena Chu as a zombie killer in the mainland horror-comedy. Co-starring Cheung Tat-Ming, Li Fei-er and Liao Jian. The movie joins the Halloween scary movie season, Oct. 21.

Athena Chu

Liao Jian, Athena Chu (Sina)23

What’s Under the Bed Poster

(Sina)

More stills and a final trailer released of Lin Chi-Ling from Love on Credit, opening Oct. 20.

(Sina)

Yao Chen on cover of November Elle

(Sina-slideshow) (Sina)

CF: Fan Bingbing Covers Harper’s Bazaar Magazine

Fan Bingbing graced the cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine to celebrate her thirtieth birthday, on September 16, 2011.

(Sina-slideshow)

Tang Wei wears green plaid in Busan for photo shoot and interview.

Raymond Lam has gotten into trouble with his ex-girlfriend, busty Chinese model-actress Mavis Pan lately.

September 22, 2011

September 22, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

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‘1911′: Jackie Chan Takes Serious Turn in First Trailer (Video)

The film’s wordless first trailer is straightforward with battle scenes and explosions taking up most of the action. The tagline show between cuts is: “When an empire is torn between power and corruption a revolution begins.”

CF: ‘China, 1911′ Film Marks Centenary of the Nationalist Revolution

If your appetite for history, as viewed by the Communist Party of China, was not sated by the summer movie “Beginning of the Great Revival”, you’ll be eager to learn about the imminent arrival of the (somewhat unimaginatively titled) China, 1911, starring Jackie Chan and Li Bingbing.

Jackie Chan’s career first sex scene?

(Sina)

CF: Qin Lan Nominated as Best Actress in CIFF in London

Starring Qin Lan, Wang Pei and Alex Fong Chung Sun, the movie [Be A Mother] approaches the sensitive social topic of surrogacy. A girl, played by Qin, becomes a surrogate mother for an infertile couple (played by Wang Pei and Alex Fong Chung Sun) in order to receive a large sum of money for the family. Ultimately, the three people end up becoming emotionally entangled.

Be a Mother posters

CF: ‘Starry Starry Night’ Unprecedented “gentle” Film, HY Bros Claim

Adapted from well-known Taiwanese illustrator Jimmy’s illustrations of the same title, Starry Starry Night tells of a 13-year-old girl’s beauty and inner pain, through her daily adventures. The film, shot mainly in Taiwan with post-production in Beijing, is being called a proper Taiwan-mainland co-production for its mixed casting, production team and investors.

CF: Wang Xiaoshuai Takes ‘11 Flowers’ to Spain

CF: Chen Kun in “Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 3D”

Director Tsui Hark’s newest Kung Fu movie, “Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 3D,” released a batch of new still photos featuring Chen Kun. (Sina)

FBA: Hong Kong makes it Simple

A Simple Life, which recently enjoyed success at the Venice International Film Festival, has been selected as Hong Kong’s contender for the foreign-language Oscar.

Chrissie Chau has reportedly joined the cast, in a small role, of Derek Kwok and Stephen Chow’s New Journey to the West. Tentatively, the cast includes Huang Bo (Monkey King), Shu Qi, and Show Luo. (Sina)

Oxide Pang meets the press in Beijing to introduce the new trailer for Sleepwalker in 3D. The film will be released worldwide Oct. 27.

Oxide Pang

Angelica Lee

Angelica Lee, Calvin Li Zonghan, Huo Siyan

Li Zonghan, Huo Siyan, Angelica Lee, Oxide Pang (Sina-gallery) (Sina)2

Publicity stills of Chen Kun in the biopic of Qian Xuesen, the rocket scientist

Chen Kun

(Sina)

Photos from the cocktail party following the LV Maison opening in Singapore.

Chow Yun-Fat

Chow and wife, Jasmine

Vivian Hsu

Zhao Wei

Yves Carcelle, Zhang Jingchu

Zhang Jingchu, Yves Carcelle, Cate Blanchett, Chow Yun-Fat, Jasmine Chan

Jasmine Chan, Ana R., Lisa S. Chow Yun-Fat

Vivian Hsu

Zhao Wei

July 8, 2011

July 8, 2011

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WSJ: Tsui Hark’s Golden Life in Film

WSJ: Taiwan’s ‘Night Market Hero’ Makes Mainland Debut

CRI: ‘Kung Fu Prince’ Ashton to Star in Disaster Movie

Ashton Chen, better known by his Chinese name Shi Xiaolong, will star in the Sino-Australian 3-D disaster movie, “Bait”.

CRI: Chen Kaige’s Stage Show ‘Xiyi’ Premieres

Chen Kaige’s outdoor stage show “Xiyi” has finally premiered after almost a year’s delay.

CF: First Joint Movie Production to Enhance Friendship Between China and Italy

Maria Grazia Cucinotta is the co-producer of and lead actress in a romantic comedy named “C’ e sempre un perche” (There is always a reason why), whose shooting will start in September in Italy’s Sicily island.

“Our comedy will tell the story of a young Shanghainese cook [Huang Bo] who comes to Italy to study the culinary arts. In Sicily, he meets a heartbroken woman who does not believe in love anymore,” Cucinotta said. (Previously)

CF: Three Magicians of “Magic to Win” Unveiled

Summer Love is coming, August.

Directed by Wilson Chin Kwok-Wai, currently on trial in the TVB corruption scandal (Sina)

Stills from biopic Qian Xuesen starring Chen Kun and Kitty Zhang Yuqi

(21cn)

Fan Bingbing is a doll, literally. Netizens discovered this prototype online recently.

(Sina-gallery)

TaipeiTimes: Pop Stop

Nicholas leaves KL for HK

Will the real mistress please stand up?

Li Meixi (Xinhua)

Edison got irate when asked about Fung-Chi at Taipei appearance for Disney at toy fair. Reporters noted that he was wearing a bracelet similar to one that Cecilia wears.

(Sina)2(Xinhua-gallery)

Media scrum for Nicholas Tse in HK

(Sina-slideshow)(Xinhua-gallery)

MSN: Rosamund Kwan tours Milan with Chen Tai Ming

The actress was spotted shopping with the businessman whom she had been secretly dating for the last three years (Xinhua)

Jiang Wen lashes at reporters

Jiang Wen, actor and director of China’s highest grossing film, “Let the Bullets Fly”, was involved in a vicious confrontation with media reporters upon arrival at a Hong Kong court

(Xinhua)

March 18, 2011

March 18, 2011

(AP)

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Donate to the American Red Cross - select the International Relief Fund option.

Another large-scale gala in Taiwan called “Fight & Smile” will begin Friday evening to raise additional funds for Japan earthquake relief efforts.

March 9, 2011

March 9, 2011

CRI: Chen Kun Takes Lead in Qian Xuesen Biopic

CRI: Huayi Bros Announces 10 Bln Ambition

Wang branded 2011 as a year of brewing while 2012 is expected to be a year of blooming when most of Huayi Bros productions hit the big screens.

The 2nd Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival will include Derek Tsang and Jimmy Wan’s internet movie Devil Nail Clippers. The 50-minute film stars Zhou Xun as a woman with unusual appetites.

Fan Bingbing in stills from Buddha Mountain

Initial box office returns have been good since opening on March 3, reportedly bring in 26M yuan the first week. (Sina)

Promotional stills of Karen Mok and Leon Dai for Law of Attraction. A 30-second trailer was also released.

Law of Attraction opens April 8. (Sina-gallery)2

Lu Chuan, San Hanping officially open the filming of King’s Feast

Liu Ye, Daniel Wu and Chang Chen are confirmed cast members. Chow Yun-Fat was originally reported to be cast in the role thought to now be Daniel Wu’s. In addition, Yan Ni and Qin Lan have been identified as cast with undetermined roles yet. Offiicial role assignments have not been announced yet. (Sina)

Poster for the 18th Beijing Student Film Festival which begins March 26. The festival is a key barometer of films and television programs popularity with audiences and closes April 27 with an award ceremony. (Sina)

“Mou girl”

Christian Bale and family in Beijing

Bale in Nanjing

Reporters followed Christian Bale’s arrival in Beijing on March 6 to begin working on Zhang Yimou’s Nanjing Heroes.. To their surprise, Bale was spotted in Nanjing the following day. In the process, the reporters also nabbed a few shots of the latest “Mou girl” during a training class. (Xinhua)

Lee Heung Kam denied reports that she has Parkinson’s Disease. The 79 year-old actress was flooded with calls from friends with concern. Brushing it off as misunderstanding due to a joke, she said that she was heading to Australia to raise funds for a senior citizen home. (Xinhua)

Cecilia Cheung returned to Inner Mongolia to complete 30 hours of filming for the Lady Generals of the Yang Family. She was said to have only slept two hours to finish her part in the film. (Sina)

Yao Chen

For some reason, the Grace Jones song Warm Leatherette comes to mind.

CRI: Yao Chen Attends Chanel Fashion Show (Sina-slide show)

Miriam Yeung in Beijing for the release of her 3rd Mandarin album Ready or Not (Xinhua-gallery)

Michelle Reis and baby JM posted on her weibo (Xinhua)

At an event yesterday, reporters dubbed Andy as “Spring Andy” because he wore a smile on his face throughout the entire interview.

“He’s 50% anarchist and the other half poet. For Chinese, he’s not that easy to understand.”

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