HKMDB Daily News

May 28, 2012

May 28, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

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ChinaDaily: A Hong Kong odyssey

Hong Kong cinema is merging into the larger Chinese cinema, gaining strength and at the same time losing its own identity.

CF: An Extras’ Life in Hengdian

CF: Gong Li Unveils New Projects at Cannes

MSN: Gong Li denies pregnancy rumours(CNA)

In other related news, the actress will be starring in the Hollywood movie, Marco Polo, later in the year where she will be portraying a Mongolian queen.

CF: Actress Qin Lan’s New Film “Be A Mother” to Release in June

CF: Angelababy Dancing in “The First Time”(Sina)

The romance film “The First Time”, starring Angelababy and Mark Chao, is set to hit cinemas on June 8. A collection of still shots featuring Angelababy dancing have been released prior to the film’s release.

“Double Trouble” will be opening in North American AMC Theatres on June 8. It will play in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, New York and Seattle. In Canada, the film will be released in Vancouver and Toronto.

(Sina)

“Double Trouble” trailer

(May 27) Beijing premiere for producer Pang Ho-Cheung’s “Lacuna” gets an assist from local Hooter’s girls.

Co-director Derek Tsang

Shawn Yue, Pang Ho-Cheung, Derek Tsang

Mia Yam, Lawrence Chou, Shawn Yue  (Sina)

Three of a set of character posters for the mainland release of cop drama “Black & White”

Angelababy

Mark Chao

Huang Bo

Mark Chao, Huang Bo

(Sina)(21cn)

Back from Cannes, Yang Mi is busy in the studio recording a song for the OST of “Wu Dang”.

(Sina)

New photos showing Zhou Xun transformed into an ice spirit for Wuershan’s “Painted Skin 2″

(Sina)

Brigitte Lin (2nd right) attending a recent A-Mei concert at Hung Hom Coliseum

A-Mei

A-Mei and guest Kenny B (Sina-slideshow)

Another look at Zhang Xinyi’s tattoo (first seen here), from a recent OK! Magazine event.

(Sina)

SGYahoo: John Woo may have throat cancer

Sina: Terence Chang issued a statement denying recent rumors that John Woo had throat or pancreatic cancer or a heart ailment. According to him, Woo had the beginnings of a throat tumor removed at the beginning of the year in Taipei and went to the US to rest but he was not hospitalized there as reported. John Woo also called the media and reassured them that he was in good health and only had a small tumor on the neck that had spread to his tonsils removed. 23

SGYahoo: Fan Bingbing for “Iron Man 3″?

CF: Feng Shaofeng and Mou Girl Ni Ni: New Pair in Chinese Film Circle

MSN: Female fan falls off bridge while watching Lee Hom’s concert

SGYahoo: TVB implements proper conduct guidelines

March 26, 2012

March 26, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

Variety: Studio complex puts China in the picture

Huairou Film Base hopes to lure Westerners

In a recent coup for Huairou, Keanu Reeves signed on to shoot “Man of Tai Chi,” a $32 million contemporary chopsocky and tai chi actioner that will film here. The cast includes Tiger Chen and Karen Mok, with Reeves as a bad guy — and martial arts choreography by Yuen Woo-ping (”The Matrix”).

Variety: Film is art to Chinese helmer Lu Chuan

Local auds didn’t flock to “City of Life and Death” in expected numbers, partially because Lu made the Japanese general in the war movie a real character.

Now the director wants his vision to appeal to auds in the booming China market as he gets ready to unveil “The Last Supper,” a costume drama about two warring generals, toplining mainland-friendly stars Liu Ye, Daniel Wu and Taiwanese thesp Chang Chen.

FBA: Audience invited to all or nothing Supper

Qin Lan as Empress Lu in “The Last Supper”, opening July 5th

Qin Lan

Liu Ye, Qin Lan, Daniel Wu, Chang Chen at recent Beijing press conference (Sina)

Daniel Wu

Liu Ye

Chang Chen (Sina-gallery)

Trailer for “The Last Supper”

Gong Li will play Empress Wu in “Tang Dynasty Mystic/Mystery Map”

Two versions of the film are in the pipeline, with Jacob Cheung Chi-Leung directing and Tony Ching Siu-Tung producing and filming to begin in July. An international US-China version hopes to get Danny Boyle to direct with an unnamed actress in the lead.

Gong Li

(Sina)23

First stills from Guan Hu’s black comedy “Design of Death”

A quack doctor (Simon Yam) performs an autopsy to determine whether the cause of a death is a murder or an accident. The setting is an ancient village in the mountains.

Simon Yam

Yu Nan atop a coffin

Huang Bo

Alec Su (Sina)

CF: China’s First Banned Film Released after 60 Years

After its premier in 1951, the film was soon caught up in ideological disputes, which saw it pilloried as being pro-capitalist, a severe accusation in an era characterized by its black-and-white politics. However, Mao Zedong’s criticism of the film, in which he labeled it as carrying a message detrimental to the principles of socialism, was perhaps the main reason behind the banning of the film.

(Sina)

MSN: Showbiz boss Albert Yeung dishes the dirt on celebrity scandals

Jackie Chan, Elaine Ng (Sina)2

WaPo: Hong Kong selects new leader after tumultuous contest

After a boisterous but highly undemocratic contest featuring feuding tycoons, dark rumors of closet communism and a host of scandals over sex, gangsters and an illegal wine cellar, Hong Kong elites on Sunday selected a wealthy, China-backed populist as the new leader of this former British colony.

SCMP: Leung wins chief executive race

“We, Hong Kong people, have no rights to cast our votes, We come here just to voice our anger,”

“We already have no right to vote in the real election. Why should we be deprived of our rights even in a fake one?”

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

January 28, 2011

January 28, 2011

CRI: Fan Bingbing Likely to Land Role in Co-Production (First Love)

Set in 1950 near the China-Vietnam border, the story centers on the romance between a French soldier and a Chinese girl that ends up in tragedy.

HK Film Archive’s newly restored treasure “Colourful Youth” to be screened at HK Cultural Centre

“Colourful Youth” (1966), the only “contemporary” film starring Connie Chan Po-chu and Josephine Siao Fong-fong, was a huge hit on its first release and re-releases in the 1960s. As part of its 10th anniversary celebration activities, the Hong Kong Film Archive (HKFA) will screen the restored song-and-dance classic at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre next month.

CRI: Gong Li and Andy Lau Promote New Movie in Beijing

“What Women Want” is a remake of the Hollywood box office hit of the same title. The story is about an advertising agency manager who suddenly finds he can read women’s minds.

CRI: Eric Tsang Presents New Year Film ‘I Love Hong Kong’ on Jan. 31

The story centers on a family of three members, starring Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Sandra Ng and Aarif Lee. Due to financial difficulties, they must move back to public housing, where the city’s lower-income people inhabit. They have some unhappy experiences with neighbors at the beginning; however they are gradually moved by them after living in there for some time.

Aarif Lee, Fala Chen - I Love Hong Kong

Bosco Wong, Wong Cho-Lam

(Sina)

Chapman To and Lynn Hung (Lynn Xiong) settle differences in All’s Well Ends Well 2011

(Sina)

Ning invited people like Hong Kong’s Jim Chim - a veteran theater and film actor and stand-up comedian - to be one of the trainers. His teaching involves a lot of games that call for much imagination and improvisation.

The students may join the cast of Ning’s next film, a period comedy, which filming will begin in March. [Meanwhile, his film No Man's Land is still in limbo with state censors for over a year now.]

The Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival has announced the results of its survey of the “100 Greatest Chinese-Language Films”.

Mr. and Mrs. Incredible Guangzhou premiere

(Sina-gallery)

Qin Lan plays a surrogate mother

To Alex Fong Chung-Sun’s baby’s daddy in Mu Yu (lit. Mother Tongue)

Wu Ma plays Alex’s father

Mu Yu is directed by Yu Zhong (Roots and Branches, Far From Home) (Sina)

Separately, Yao and her husband Ling Xiaosu issued a statement on sina.com.cn Friday to announce the end of their seven-year marriage.

Happier times (Xinhua)

China White Rabbit sweets hop into Lunar New Year

Zhao Wei

One pill makes you larger / And one pill makes you small / And the ones that mother gives you / Don’t do anything at all.

MSN: Eric Tsang’s father cremated in Taiwan

MSN: Barbie Hsu rumoured to hold wedding dinner tomorrow

MSN: Selina Jen has five endorsement invitations

The singer is expected to make her comeback with either a fruit juice or a slimming programme commercial in June, while other endorsements would be subjected to the state of her physical health.

THR: ‘Joy Luck Club’ Producers See Movie Promise in Tiger Mom Controversy

Amy Chua’s memoir on parenting has captured the nation’s attention, but can ‘Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother’ recreate the movie success of the 1989 film?

September 27, 2009

September 27, 2009

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China’s ‘City of Life and Death’ wins San Sebastian film prize

Hollywood Reporter:’Life and Death’ tops San Sebastian fest

The San Sebastian awards were announced just hours after the People’s Republic of China passed over Lu’s film in favor of Chen Kaige’s opera biopic “Forever Enthralled” as its pick for the foreign-language Oscar.

City Of Life And Death pulls off shock Golden Shell win at San Sebastian

Lu Chuan’s City Of Life And Death, which chronicles the Japanese soldiers’ massacre of the Chinese in Nanking, also picked up the best cinematography award.

Variety: ‘City of Life and Death’ scoops up the Golden Shell

Lu Chuan, Qin Lan

Best Film, Best Cinematography

Award ceremony (Sina.com)

March 31, 2009

March 31, 2009

Brigitte LinCharlie Yeung
Carina Lau, Tony LeungWong Kar-Wai and wife
Hong Kong premiere of Ashes of Time Redux - gallery

Video tributes to Leslie Cheung from Maggie Cheung, Gong Li, Faye Wong, Cecilia Cheung and Lucas, Shu Qi, John Woo, Sandra Ng and others

Chow Yun-Fat
Confucius begins filming with low-key ceremony at a Confucian temple

Jay Chou and Lin Chi-Ling - Treasure Hunter
Stills from Ci Ling/Treasure Hunter - Jay Chou and Lin Chi-Ling

Lin Chi-Lin and Eric Tsang
Photo gallery

“Ci Ling” has begun filming


Simon Yam

Nic Tse

Bodyguards and Assassins promotional material released

 



Examination 1977 poster

Officially released April 4
Zhou Xianxin - 'Little Gong Li'
Shanghai Normal University premiere gallery
Wong Kar-Wai sends public letter of support
 


Liu YeGao Yuanyuan
Nanking! Nanking!/City of Life and Death

Qin Lan
Gao Yuanyuan thought to be co-lead with Liu Ye rumored to be largely deleted, Qin Lan’s character becomes the lead

Edison Chen ‘tests water’ with role as sex pervert
According to Chinese media, a source revealed that for publicity purposes, the filming period has to be stated as before the uproar of the scandal.

WILL SMITH’S ‘KARATE KID’ GETS NEW NAME?:
Jackie Chan says producers don’t want to use original title.

Shinjuku Incident
Jackie Chan pitches his ‘different’ side in new movie
“I even had my first, mildly saucy scene but that’ll be censored in many countries, including Malaysia,” he said.
In the yakuza’s grip
Not just any Hollywood role for Daniel Wu & Jackie Chan


Cecilia Cheung
Cecilia Cheung shoots new bedding advert in Guangzhou

 Korea Times: Police to Question Journalists Over Actress Suicide

Google, music labels launch China download service


Forgery fight looms over Nina Wang’s will

Nina Wang was the widow of Teddy Wang whose kidnapping was depicted in Jackie Chan’s Crime Story

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