HKMDB Daily News

April 25, 2012

April 25, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

Chapman To ill

Hong Kong media reports that Chapman To has been diagnosed with Miller Fisher Syndrome and has stopped all work to recuperate from home. In a telephone interview, Chapman said that doctors have sent his blood sample to a US laboratory to diagnose the severity. A recovery period of two weeks to six months is estimated. Although potentially fatal, Chapman was optimistic and expects to recover. (Sina)

FBA: US regulator probes China film relations

US financial regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission has made preliminary enquiries into whether Hollywood studios have been involved in bribery in China.

Variety: SEC eyes majors’ activity in China

Three character posters for Hur Jin-ho’s “Dangerous Liasions”. The film will be going to the Cannes Film Festival next month. (FBA)

Cecilia Cheung

Jang Dong-gun

Zhang Ziyi (Sina)2

CF: Wuxia Drama “The Four” Slated for Release in July

CF: First Trailer for “Double Trouble” Released

Jacyee Chan portrays a Taiwan security guard while Xia Yu plays a security guard visiting Taiwan from the mainland. The two men, along with a tour guide portrayed by Chen Handian, get into trouble following a burglary at the Imperial Palace.

Chen Han-Dian, Deng Jiajia, Xia Yu, Jaycee Chan, director Chang Hsun-Wei


“Double Trouble” trailer

Poster for “Shadows of Love” (aka “Repeat I Love You”)

Cecilia Cheung and Kwon Sang-woo are flanked by Jing Tian, Sphinx Ting, Jing Boran and Angela Chang (Sina)

“Shadows of Love” trailer

Opens May 11

CRI: Aaron Kwok Promotes “Cold War” in Beijing

“Cold War” is a crime-thriller which tells an interlinked story involving the police, undercover cops and mindless thugs. The storyline is incredibly broad but also very elaborate, covering the entire Hong Kong Police force.

Aarif Lee, Aaron Kwok, and Tony Leung Ka-Fai promote “Cold War” in Beijing. The cast also includes Charlie Young, Ethan Ruan, Chin Ka-Lok Terence Yin and others.

Aarif Lee, Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Aaron Kwok

Aarif Lee, Tony Leung Ka-Fai

Aaron Kwok (Sina)

The cast of “An Inaccurate Memoir” in Shanghai

Director Leon Yang Shu-Peng

Huang Xiaoming

Zhang Xinyi - We can be heroes, just for one day

Zhang Xinyi, Zhang Yi

Wang Lie (Sina)

Trailer for “An Inaccurate Memoir”

Angelababy promotes “The First Time” in Beijing. American-born singer Cindy Yen and Angelababy sing a duet in the film. Angelababy plays a young girl with a congenital disease who is in a romance with Mark Chao. A June 8 release is scheduled.


Angelababy, Cindy Yen

Korean director Han Yan

Cindy Yen plays Mark Chao’s ex-girlfriend



‘Mou girl’ Ni Ni and Liu Ye will co-star in “Sha Jie” (literally “Forbidden Killing”). The pair will play lovers and enemies at the same time. The film hopes to balance art and commerce, a la “Lust, Caution”.

Ni Ni, Liu Ye

Ni Ni

Director Zhang Jiarui, Liu Ye, Ni Ni

Liu Ye presents Ni Ni with a dagger (Sina-gallery)

MSN: Andy Lau to join the line-up for Iron Man 3?

MSN: Sean Lau Ching Wan is trying hard for a baby

MSN: Maggie Shiu suspected to be pregnant

March 15, 2012

March 15, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

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CRI: Cecilia Cheung Promotes New Movie (Shadows of Love/Repeat I Love You)

Cecilia said that despite fame and wealth, men couldn’t tolerate a strong, independent, successful woman.

Tien Niu, Cecilia Cheung (Sina)(Sina-slideshow)

CRI:  “Let the Bullets Fly” Wins Asian Film Award

CF: Film Posters Go on Show in Hong Kong

CF: Mainland BO Chart in the 10th Week 2012

CF: Yao Chen, Gao Yuanyuan Co-cover Bazaar Magazine

CF: Actress Shu Qi Portrays Luxury on Bazaar Jewelry

TaipeiTimes: Pop Stop

MSN: Zhang Yimou alleged to have remarried last year

Recent reports have it that the 60-year-old director married Chinese actress Chen Ting last year, and the couple have three children together.

Chen Ting

Mother-in-law’s luxury villa in Wuxi? (Sina)2

MSN: Huang Xiaoming and Angelababy’s rendezvous in Paris

MSN: Did Joe Ma & Eric Suen “sexually harassed” a female makeup artist?

Hong Kong actor Joe Ma is embroiled in yet another scandal while filming in China, following his previous incident with fellow actress, Rose Chan.

Jennifer Tse, Wu Fung, Eric Tsang, Annie Liu, Chief Executive Donald Tsang and other celebrities help launch a new attraction at Ocean Park, a re-creation of an old Hong Kong street.

Jennifer Tse Ting-Ting

Wu Fung (Woo Fung)

Wu Fung, Jennifer Tse, Joe Junior

Joe Junior, Jennifer Tse

Eric Tsang, Annie Liu


February 3, 2012

February 3, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

TaipeiTimes: The Soul of Bread review

It may be a sugarcoated romantic comedy, but ‘The Soul of Bread’ exudes a small-town charm and boasts a lovable cast.

New directing talents Sean Kao and Lin Chun-yang make a respectable stab at romantic comedy with The Soul of Bread (愛的麵包魂). The result successfully revitalizes the overworked genre with Taiwanese idiosyncrasies and easily connects with audiences.

ChinaPost: The Soul of Bread review

All’s Well Ends Well 2012 review

The actors all over-act. Their dialogue and even dressing are over-exaggerated, which all translates into pure adulterated silliness.

Eric Tsang hits right chord

I Love Hong Kong 2012 is a light-hearted comedy about the Kwok family, which is headed by Kwok Ching (Stanley Fung), a TV weatherman of 20 years who aspires to be a news anchor.

“The formula is always the same. It starts with a happy family, then arguments happen but, in the end, all the family members will be together again. The formula will never change as far as Lunar New Year comedies are concerned.”

CRI: “Life without Principle” Hits Mainland Cinemas

The film tells the story of three seemingly ordinary people, a bank teller, a small-time thug and an honest police inspector, who are all in dire need of money due to separate predicaments in their respective lives. A bag of stolen money worth 5 million dollars suddenly appears, putting all three in a difficult situation, forcing them to make soul searching decisions about the concepts of right and wrong.

CF: ”Romancing in Thin Air” Premieres in HK

The global premiere of the romance film “Romancing in Thin Air”, the most recent project from director-writer duo Johnny To and Wai Ka-Fai, was held in Hong Kong, on February 2, 2012.


CF: New Photos of “Romancing in Thin Air” Out

“White Deer Plain”, the only Chinese film to compete for the Golden Bear Award at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival, has released a collection of promotional stills in the run-up to the awards ceremony.

“Repeat, I Love You” poster with Cecilia Cheung, Kwon Sang-woo (Sina)

Posters for “The Floating Shadow” set in a women’s prison

Jiang Wu costars


Variety: The Floating Shadow review

Character posters for Doze Niu’s “Love” opening Valentine’s Day

Amber Kuo, Eddie Peng, Ivy Chen

Ethan Ruan, Shu Qi, Doze Niu

Zhao Wei, Mark Chao (Sina)

Mainland poster for the Taiwan black comedy “Do You Follow Me” (aka “Bang Bang Formosa”)

Betelnut beauty Tammy Chen fights Shanghai girl Yuan Xinyu

Yuan Xinyu (Sina)

Posters for “Nightclub School Hospital” (formerly “Night Club Suspense Tale” here)

Stills from thriller “Nightclub School Hospital”

Chrissie Chau, Van Fan Yi-chen

Opens Feb. 10 (Sina)2

Zhang Jingchu celebrated her 32nd birthday on the set of “Dwelling on the Fuchun Mountains”


Pop king Jay Chou recently posed for Bazaar Men’s Style magazine.

TaipeiTimes: Pop Stop

Ella Chen, Andy Lau, Ethan Ruan, et al.

MSN: Joey Wong’s recent photo revealed

A netizen claiming to be the actress’s “sister” posted a picture of her online

SGYahoo: Eric Tsang beats Raymond Wong

Tsang claimed that veteran comedian, Stanley Fung’s funny portrayal as Sir Kwok in “I Love Hong Kong 2012″ was the main reason that won the heart of the Hong Kong audience and he even joked that Fung had officially became the nemesis of Donnie Yen, who played the main character in the latest instalment of “All’s Well Ends Well” franchise.

This is not the first time Zhang Mo has been in trouble. He was expelled from The Central Academy of Drama in Beijing in 2004 after he assaulted a female classmate.

Huayi CEO Wang Zhonglei says Zhang Mo has not been replaced or had his scenes deleted in Feng Xiaogang’s “Remembering 1942″. His 13 day detention has impacted the shooting schedule. (Sina)

MSN: Joan Lin celebrates her 60th birthday

Son Jaycee Chan surprise the former actress with a performance

Jackie, who was busy filming in Japan, also took time out from work to attend the surprise event. He even stayed on to accompany wife Joan for the entire evening.

Cutting birthday cake


Rumours are that Aaron and his model girlfriend’s wedding is to be taking place overseas

Chrissie Chau, one of Hong Kong’s most famous pseudo-models, is set to star in the upcoming drama Beach Spikes.

Also touted by the media as “Million Dollar Babe”, the 26-year old model-turned-actress is infamous for her TV commercial advertisement for Slim Beauty which saw her stripping down to her skimpy bikini walking on the streets of Hong Kong. She first made her name after clinching the 1st runner-up title as the 2002 Comics Festival ‘Game Girl’.


A1: Hong Kong ‘locust’ ad angers mainland netizens

The full-page advert demanded action to stop mainland Chinese “infiltration” of the territory, showing a huge locust overlooking Hong Kong’s skyline with the words “Hong Kongers have had enough!” and “This city is dying, you know?”

Many Hong Kongers also dislike the shadowy role that Beijing plays in local politics and the flashy displays of wealth by mainland Chinese tourists.

February 1, 2012

February 1, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

CNN: Hong Kong newspaper ad rails against Chinese ‘invasion’

The advertisement in the Apple Daily asks if Hong Kongers approve of spending HK$1,000,000 (US$128,925) every 18 minutes to take care of children borne by mainland parents and declares that “Hong Kong people have had enough!”

“Repeat, I Love You” poster features Angela Chang

Cecilia Cheung, Kwon Sang-Woo in a romantic dance

Jing Tian, Jing Boran, Ng Man-Tat and Tien Niu are also in the cast (Sina)2

CF: ”Dragon Inn” to Return to the Silver Screen

Wu [Ng See-Yuen] revealed that the original story line will remain unaltered but the picture and sound quality will be upgraded with the help of the latest technology. The movie has been dubbed with mandarin dialogue and will only be screened on the Chinese Mainland for the time being.

Brigitte Lin

Maggie Cheung

Tony Leung Ka-Fai (Sina)

CF: Box Office in Third Week 2012

The two local blockbusters of 2011″The Flowers of War” and “Flying Swords of Dragon Gate”are both set to meet their endings. These two earned $0.58 million and $0.76 million respectively in this week and expected to suck in $600 million and $550 million respectively as final scores.

Connie Chan will give 10 performances Apr.18-27 at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Connie Chan Po-Chu (r) and Jiang Wen-duan will perform “Dream of the Red Mansions” in April to promote the development of Cantonese opera. (Sina)2

(Jan. 31) Josephine Siao confirmed that Benny Chan has made a contribution to the End Child Sex Abuse Foundation. Out of respect, she said she would not reveal the amount.

A scary scarf

Proof that the foundation needs contributions! (Sina)23

Anthony Wong returned home to Hong Kong from the mainland to visit his 80 year-old mother in the hospital.  She recently suffered a stroke.


Karen Mok on cover of Prestige (Sina)

TaipeiTimes: Enno Cheng CD review (for Dave!)

As an artist, Cheng impresses not for her pristine, immaculate delivery, but rather for how natural and effortless she is able to make these songs sound.

MSN: Michael Hui’s celebrity dream

God is a woman, according to Anita Mui

CNA: Fala Chen returns to work after month-long hiatus

Fala Chen, who had been on hiatus since late November to recover from partial facial paralysis caused by problems with her nerves, revealed that her condition has improved and that she has gone back to work, reported Hong Kong media.

October 25, 2011

October 25, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

TimeOutHK: Juno Mak interview

After the ultra-violent Revenge: A Love Story, Juno Mak is reuniting with director Wong Ching-po for a twisted superhero movie, Let’s Go!. He tries to convince Edmund Lee it’s not all doom and gloom.

CF: Peter Pau: Winning an Academy Award is Predestined

Directed by Sun Zhou and photographed by Peter Pau, the romance film “Yes I do,” starring by Li Bingbing and Sun Honglei, is secretly being shot in Beijing right now.

CF: Bond Girl Maria Grazia Cucinotta to Cooperate with Chinese Actor Huang Bo

Maria Grazia Cucinotta, the Italian Bond Girl from “007: The World is not Enough,” recently turned up for the launch ceremony of her new romance comedy “All about Marriage” on October 24 in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, in Southwest China.

CF: ”Painted Skin 2″ Set to Begin Filming in Tibet

Fantasy romance film, “Painted Skin 2″ has finished filming scenes in Beijing, Hebei and Inner Mongolia. The location of filming has now switched to Tibet, where the creators and cast members will work intensively for a 20-day period.

CF: The Film “Marry a Perfect Man” in Post Production Stages

Directed by Wong Jing, and starring Gigi Leung, Chapman To, Ronald Cheng and Xie Na, the film tells the tale of the events following an encounter between a “leftover” lady, unmarried in her thirties, and a comical billionaire.

Award-winning actor Zhang Hanyu aims to inject charisma into the role of the most skilled army counselor of the late Qin dynasty in his latest project, costume blockbuster “White Vengenace”.

The film tells the tale of men and women living in a busy city, who pursue love. Their pursuits lead to several soul-stirring accidents, as they attempt to secure true love. The plot follows three separate stories of three couples, with Cecilia Cheung and Kwon Sang-woo playing one of the couples.

CF: New Trailer of “A Big Deal” Released

New poster for “Lost in Panic Cruise” featuring a maze was unveiled at today’s Beijing premiere.

Director Zhang Fanfan (Zhang Panpan)

Zhou Weitong

Alec Su


“Starry, Starry Night” poster features Xu Jiao and Lin Hui-Min

Rene Liu as Xu Jiao’s mother (Sina)2

This is how you promote Battlefield 3

DaDa Chan

Jacqueline Chong

Samantha Ko

Samantha Ko, Jacqueline Chong, DaDa Chan (Sina)

An online source reported today that Jessica C admitted to making the video with her first boyfriend. She said she was in love and did not think about the consequences.

A1: Tokyo International Film Festival 2011

Photos: Chinese actresses at Tokyo film fest

The 24th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) opens at its main venue in Tokyo’s Roppongi Hills on Saturday and will run until Oct 30. Fan BingbingHuo SiyanJiang YiyanZhang Xinyu

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