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November 20, 2009

November 20, 2009

CRI: Li Yuchun Sings for ‘Bodyguards’ (video)

Rising pop singer Li Yuchun, who made her film debut in the new action thriller “Bodyguards and Assassins”, has been chosen to sing the movie’s theme song, “Fen Mo” (”Dust”).

With about 100 action films under his belt, kung-fu king Jackie Chan says he is not proud of all his movies.

Shu Qi turns down Zhang Ziyi film because of nude scene

Shu Qi has turned down a role in Chinese star Zhang Ziyi’s English movie “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan”.

Younger sister of Nicholas Tse is the new “Jing Girl”

Jennifer Tse latest Wong Jing protege

Banned director brings romance film to Hong Kong

Forget ‘Twilight: New Moon,’ John Woo’s Chinese epic ‘Red Cliff’ is the biggest film on the planet

John Woo’s ‘Red Cliff’: An Epic Cut Down To Size

John Woo exporting Hollywood values to China

Taiwan director plans Chen Shui-bian assassination movie

Vivian Chow, Sandra Ng two nights ago, shooting Ann Hui’s ‘Leisurely Fried Rice’(literally) in chilly weather. (Sina)

Sandra Ng on breaks from All’s Well Ends Well 2010

The article says that due to newcomers Angelababy and Lynn Xiong there are numerous NGs and extends the shooting day which leads to many cellphone breaks. (Sina)

Sandra Ng, Louis Koo

Sandra Ng and Louis Koo are helping Angelababy along but is wearying for the senior actors like Lee Heung Kam (Sina)

CRI: Fan Bingbing as A Femme Fatale

Fan Bingbing graces the cover of the November 2009 issue of “Madame Figaro” magazine.

‘Wheat’ star Fan Bingbing graces the cover of November’s issue of ‘Madame Figaro’ (MF), China, a special issue themed ‘Femme Fatale.’

Hello Kitty jewellery collectables

Hello Kitty turns 35

Taipei Times: Pop Stop

November 13, 2009

November 13, 2009

19 Confucius posters released at Beijing press conference (Sina)

The posters are meant to show 8 lesser known sides of Confucius’ life and his disputes with ten characters.


Huang Yi

CRI: Huang Yi as Jet Fighter Maintainer

Actress Huang Yi plays a captain-ranking jet maintainer in the upcoming Chinese film “Jian Shi Chu Ji” (literally “J-10’s Sortie”), which focuses on pilots of China’s homemade J-10 fighter jet. The film is slated to open in theaters later this month. (Related article)

Fan Bingbing

‘Bodyguards and Assassins’, an all-star film about a group of bodyguards protecting Sun Yat-Sen from assassins, has premiered. (Sina photos) (2)

Stool Pigeon - Kwai Lun Mei

Nic Tse

Filming Stool Pigeon in the streets of Tsimshatsui


Variety: Snowfall in Taipei

WSJ: An Asian Epic Is Cut in Half

John Woo’s smash hit ‘Red Cliff’ gets an American haircut

Harvard Crimson: Red Cliff

HDNet Movies to Sneak Preview John Woo Film

THR: Jackie Chan marks Peking Opera school anniversary

Gillian Chung photo shoot for a large chain electronic store (HD Sina)

October 19, 2009

October 19, 2009

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Film review: Red Cliff (International version)

And another, also from New Zealand

Screen Daily: Woman On Fire Looks For Water (Malaysia-South Korea)

Broken hearts across multiple generations make for engaging viewing in Malaysian independent filmWoman on Fire Looks for Water by Woo Ming-jin. Set in a small fishing village, the work’s striking visuals and subtle dramatic touches carry the mark of a significant talent.

Screen Daily: Fortissimo picks up Michelle Yeoh martial arts thriller

Yeoh will play a female assassin who retires after killing a monk she had fallen in love with, and marries an ordinary postman, hoping to lead a peaceful family life. But as the postman is actually the son of an official she might have killed, the past soon returns to haunt her.(Production credits)

THR: Michelle Yeoh making kung fu moves

The project also is set to star Korean actor Jung Woo-Song (”The Good, the Bad, the Weird”) as the male lead, Chinese actor Wang Xueqi (”Forever Enthralled”) and popular Taiwanese singer and television actress Barbie Hsu, among others.

“The King of Milu Deer” sweeps big screen

The King of Milu Deer” is based on a legend from the ancient Chinese literary classic “Legends of Mountains and Seas.” It tells of a love story between a prince and a girl who is transformed into a Milu deer.

Feng Xiaogang rules China’s Golden Rooster kudos

Director’s ‘Assembly’ tops festival awards

The name of the awards comes from the year of the Rooster in 1981, when the awards began.

And the winners are:

Film: “Assembly”

Director: Feng Xiaogang, “Assembly”/Chen Kaige, “Forever Enthralled”

Actor: Wu Gang, “Iron Man”

Actress: Zhou Xun, “The Equation of Love and Death”/Jiang Wenli, “And the Spring Comes”

Supporting Actor: Wang Xueqi, “Forever Enthralled”

Supporting Actress: Yue Hong, “A Tale of Two Donkeys”

Cinematography: “Assembly”

Music: Wang Liguang, “Assembly”

Script: Jiang Haiyang, Gu Bai, Zong Fuxian, “Examination 1977″

Children’s Film: “Walking to School”

Science Film: “The Moon”

Animation: “The Magic Aster”

Opera Film: “Honest Official Yu Chenglong”

Digital Film: “Zou Si Fang”

Directorial Debut: Li Dawei, “A Tale of Two Donkeys”

Sound: Wang Lewen, Li Anlei, An Shaofeng, “The First of August”

Art Direction: Lu Yuelin, Yu Maiduo, “Iron Man”

Lifetime Achievement: Qin Yi, Yu Lan

Jury Script Prize: Cheng Xiaoling, “The Clear Water”

Jury Feature Film Prize: “The First of August”

September 13, 2009

September 13, 2009

Filed under: News — Tags: — dleedlee @ 7:46 am


NY Times: Beyond the Blood, It’s All About the Bonding

July 24, 2009

July 24, 2009

New Film Guarantees Laughs and More - On His Majesty’s Secret Service
Sandra NgBarbie Hsu

Donnie Yen
Donnie Yen gets in shape for 14 Blades

Jiang Wen’s Let The Bullets Fly photos - more

[Looks like an Abercrombie and Fitch advert!]

Bodyguards and Assassins publicity director denies Cecilia Cheung cameo

Also denied that Faye Wong will sing the theme song. However, he revealed that Michelle Reis will appear!

Never a McDull moment

Overheard - Tapping into the craze for stocks

Should Kato be played by a woman in the new ‘Green Hornet’ movie?

Red Cliff - the short version

China tells TV to get history right
Online commentators were critical of Tian’s performance and costumes and of the show’s use of “Matrix”-like fight scenes and rap music stylings in songs sung by actors playing gods

Yasmin Ahmad suffers stroke
Yasmin’s condition being closely monitored
Film Director Yasmin Ahmad Admitted In ICU

Plastic City - This city sinks

Variety: ‘Forbidden Door’ nabs PiFan prize
Dante Lam wins best director in Puchon

Taipei Times: Film review
An attractive young teacher hits on a novel way to motivate a group of nerdy junior high students in ‘Oppai Volleyball’
The world of modern art gets a roasting in Takeshi Kitano’s morbidly funny ‘Achilles and the Tortoise’

Jackie Chan to Donate All Property after Death

Agent Denies Zhao Wei’s Hiatus Rumor
Update: Zhao Wei to marry boyfriend

Taipei Times: Pop Stop
Don’t skip the story on Xiao S!

Faye Wong denies National Day concert comeback rumors

Not joining Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung

The latest rumor concerning Kelly Chen’s baby
In this version, according to netizens, the baby is actually the illegitimate offspring of Kelly’s brother and a model. Because Kelly and her husband cannot have a baby of their own, they have agreed to accept her brother’s child as their own. The surrogate mother story becomes a handy smoke screen in this scenario.
Update: English version - Kelly Chen faked pregnancy?
Kelly's brother

Ronald Cheng and Gillian Chung’s fathers spotted by press leading to marriage speculation

Li Xiaolu magazine photos

Karen Mok shoots an MV to promote environmental awareness

Supports Hong Kong’s new plastic bag fee

Shanzhai Lin Chi-Ling Chen Si XuanLin Chi-Ling
Shanzhai Lin Chi-Ling denies any plastic surgery

SCMP: Take the Hong Kong Entertainment Quiz

SCMP: Vitasoy chairman Winston Lo drinks to healthy future

Grilled fish dish a worthy catch at Danny Lee’s new restaurant

July 17, 2009

July 17, 2009

Ronald Cheng
Kungfu Cyborg poster features comedy aspect

McDull Wudang poster

Battle Film “Wheat” to Be Released in September

Jaycee Chan
Jaycee Chan in Hua Mulan

Tough Tony
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai photos

Gao YuanyuanYu Feihong director,actress
Gao Yuanyuan supports Eternal Beloved’s first time director Yu Feihong

August release scheduled

Epic of the East
John Woo’s Red Cliff

Copy of ‘Tracing Shadow’ donated to museum

Karen Mok promoting new CD
Karen Mok’s new CD made in cooperation with China Mobile

Race WongRace WongTi Na
Ti Na speaks out against photo albums that show too much skin

Warns young women against seeking quick fame and fortune. The upcoming Hong Kong Book Fair features a large number of photo album books such as Race Wong’s.

Charlie Yeung
Charlie Yeung visits cancer patients

Maggie Q and The O.C.'s Kaitlin Cooper (Willa Holland)
Maggie Q attending LA Vogue anniversary party

Gillian Chung

Gillian Chung promotes beer in Malaysia

Ruby Lin cosmetic surgery?

Netizens note change in appearance
Ruby Lin swarmed with plastic surgery rumours

Shu Qi seen in Stephen Fung’s house

Paulyn Sun in the news
Wealthy ex walks free after model punch rap

Hong Kong filmmakers visit China
Delegation announces promo plan, new projects

Edison Chen re-engaged as jeans endorsee

Taipei Times: Pop Stop

Carol Cheng - too much plastic surgery

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