HKMDB Daily News

June 14, 2012

June 14, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

FBA: First Time review

Chinese re-working of a South Korean romance is far richer than the original.

FBA: Racer Legend review

Rote drama of motor-racing rivalries, with performances way above the script. 

CF: ”The Last Supper” Release Date Postponed

Director Lu Chuan immediately responded to the news by joking that his “baby is waiting for a hukou” (household registration), meaning that State Administration of Radio, Film and Television had not yet approved the film..

Liu Yifei plays a wheelchair-bound detective in Gordon Chan and Janet Chun’s “The Four”.

In addition, she is ruthless, a friend of birds and has an iron hand

Liu Yifei

Anthony Wong

Deng Chao

Jiang Yiyan

The cast also includes Ronald Cheng, Collin Chou and Wu Xiubo (Sina)23

Adapted from Wen Ruian’s novel. The novel tells the story of four young constables: Heartless, Iron Fist, Chaser, and Cold Blood, who work together to solve mysterious cases and discovers the plan to overthrow the capital by flooding it with an army of undead.

“Windseeker”/”The Silent War” directed by Alan Mak and Felix Chong will be released Aug. 10 in Asia, China and the US. Besides Tony Leung Chiu-Wai and Zhou Xun, the cast also includes Mavis Fan, Wang Xuebing and Carrie Ng.

On Sunday night, Ekin and Charlene Choi met with the media to promote their new movie, My Sassy Hubby. It is the pair’s first collaboration since My Wife is 18 in 2002 but they showed good rapport.

The album, which contains Buddhist teachings in Cantonese recited by Andy, was released in August 1998 under the singer’s monastic title “Hui Guo”.

November 7, 2011

November 7, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

FBA: Starry Starry Night review

Disappointingly conventional tale of two lonely 13-year-olds, short on charm and drama.

FBA: Jump Ashin! review

Follow-your-dream heartwarmer centred on a male gymnast is okay but unoriginal.
FBA: Warriors of the Rainbow review

With Part I rating a noble 8/10, and Part II a lesser 6/10, the whole movie aggregates out at an impressive but not knockout 7/10. It well deserves, like the original Red Cliff, to be shown long after the “international version” has done its immediate business and been forgotten.

FBA: Stellar opening for Starry Night in Taipei

While Apple is the second-highest grossing local film in Taipei this year, placed after the first Warriors film, it has emerged as the highest grossing Chinese-language film in Hong Kong this year with HK$42.2 million ($5.4 million) after 18 days on release.

CF: Newly Married Karen Mok to Promote “East Meets West” in Hong Kong

Karen Mok

Ekin Cheng

Eason Chan

Stephy Tang and Alex Fong Lik-Sun also attended the promotion (Sina)

CF: Ming Zhenjiang on the future of the August First Film Studio

Chinese filmmakers have been quick to criticize a recently released propaganda film entitled “Shen Zhou 11″ after it received the ‘Best Movie Award’ at the 28th Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers awards ceremonies…

Our Liberation Army can fight against invaders from outer space too. America won’t be the only force protecting the planet.

CF: Cinema, dConstructed

Interview with Karin Chien, founder and president of dGenerate Films, the leading distributor of independent Chinese cinema in the United States

Character posters for mainland racing film “Racer Legend”. Cast also includes Shin and Wang Bo-jie.

Shawn Dou Xiao

Eric Tsang

Janine Chang Chun-Ning

Janine Chang Chun-Ning, Shawn Dou

Janine Chang, Eric Tsang (Sina)2

Poster for Xu Jinglei’s “Dear Enemy”. Parts of the film were shot in Hong Kong, Australia and England. The cast includes Xu Jingleai, Stanley Huang, Gigi Leung, Christy Chung and Aarif Lee Chi-Ting (Aarif Rahman).


Andy On Chi-Kit in a series of new stills from Daniel Lee’s “White Vengeance”

Not Feeling Too Lovey Dovey: Interview with Edison Chen (APA)

Edison Chen talks to Asia Pacific Arts about escaping his personal problems through his acting roles and his plan to release three albums next year.

Edison flew to Vancouver, Canada yesterday to attend the Asian Film Festival, so as to avoid media scrutiny. His action prompted an outcry from netizens, who left comments like, “Scum, couldn’t even leave a 16-year-old alone” and “he’s well-suited for a life in the US, don’t come back!”

Faye Wong wowed more than 8,000 fans at the Malaysian leg of her concert.

September 27, 2011

September 27, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

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FBA: 1911 + 3DNA = RMB31m

Local horror The Purple House opened on RMB6.2 million ($970,000).

CF: Dou Xiao Braces Himself for Car Stunts in New Film

Racer Legend poster (Sina)

CF: The Film “LOVE” Held its First Media Reception in Beijing

CF: ’Dangerous Liaisons’ Kickes off Shooting

CF: Ladies Kick Butt in Upcoming Release ‘The Five’

Our keywords are ‘girls, action and adventure’ – just as there are women’s action movies like Charlie’s Angels and Tomb Raider coming out of Hollywood, so too did we want to have a homegrown Chinese production,” said Lu Tao, the film’s producer.

Aarif Lee

Zhou Dongyu

First posters for Barbara Wong’s Tears in a Fallen City/Allure Tears, opening December 24. (Sina)

The 33D Invader poster features Macy Wu Qing-Qing

The film opens in Hong Kong October 6 with advance midnight screenings on Sept. 30. Mainland tour groups are expected during the National Day Golden Week holidays.


Elanne Kong and Chapman To celebrate the wrap for Herman Yau’s Holding Love High


CF: Actress Dong Jie Covers Vogue Magazine

Actress Dong Jie poses for a new photo shoot for Vogue magazine.

MSN: Karen Mok to provide live wedding updates on her microblog

The singer let on that the venue will be decorated in pink, gold and “bling bling”, but refused to reveal the exact location of her wedding.

MSN: Zhang Ziyi angry at Cecilia Cheung?

The two actresses were said to be on bad terms after it was rumoured that Ziyi was reduced to being the second female lead (Sina)

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