HKMDB Daily News

October 19, 2011

October 19, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

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FBA: The Lady review

Bitty biopic of Aung San Suu Kyi is too much hagiography, too little big-screen drama.

Good-looking production values and noble intentions aren’t enough to makeThe Lady speak as either a human or political drama.

Variety: Inseparable review

Taiwanese-born, Stateside-reared, Beijing-based helmer Dayyan Eng makes a clear if uneven attempt to craft a pic that’s both China- and America-friendly with “Inseparable,” a comic examination of a man’s turning-30 crisis.

CF: Chen Kaige Takes on Online ‘Human Flesh Searches’

Chen said at the press conference that the reason for him to choose this subject was because there are few movie projects in China that focus on the problems that are accompanying the development of modern Chinese society.

CF: ”The Glory Days” Starts Filming

Set in the last years of Qing dynasty, the movie tells the tale of a court that is facing domestic strife and foreign aggression. In order to suppress the rebellion, a ton of gold is raised by the local government to purchase military supplies. Unexpectedly, the gold is stolen, so the court dispatches military forces to investigate. Thus two factions are formed, which are set to inevitably clash.

CF: ‘Loser’ Team of “Speechless Fashion”

Cast members of the inspirational comedy, “Speechless Fashion,” shoot a batch of new photos named “Loser” in the run up to its release on October 21

Joey Yung’s sacrifice

Hong Kong’s singer-actress Joey Yung was reportedly willing to turn down an eight figure job offer, so that she could take on a new challenge in Heiward Mak’s latest film, “Diva”.

Scary Market press event in Beijing yesterday

Cheung Tat-Ming

Theme song singer Tan Weiwei, Cheung Tat-Ming, Liao Jian (Sina)

Photos from the Shanghai premiere of “Love on Credit” today.

Lin Chi-Ling, Chen Kun

Li Bingbing posts a pic from her first day on the set of “Resident Evil 5″ (near Toronto?). She says that it very exciting with lots of gunfire and fight scenes.

Simon Yam recently bought a small island in Indonesia. He said he plans to build a two-story house that opens underground to the sea where the coral can be seen.

Simon Yam and Qi Qi last night at store opening event

Simon recently shot an underwater advert for Omega as celebrity ambassador to protect marine ecosystem.

(Sina)2

MSN: Did Jay Chou and Hannah Quinlivan get married in Europe?

(Sina)

MSN: Faye Wong dismisses pregnancy rumour on microblog

MSN: Cecilia Cheung’s mother criticises Deborah Li

Cecilia’s mother (Sina)

October 18, 2011

October 18, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

CF: Still Shots of “Midnight Microblog” Released

Microblogs have been a popular means of communication in recent years, though the creators of these “weibo” probably didn’t think they would be used for a darker kind of communication.

CF: A Glimpse of Fan Bingbing’s New Project

A rare still photo featuring the award-winning actress Fan Bingbing has just been unveiled and the picture reveals a small piece of her latest project, “Double Exposure.”

CF: Another Poor Film for Model-turned-Actress Lin Chi-Ling?

Amid skepticism from the media and audiences, Lin and cast members Chen Kun, Liao Fan, Tony Yang long with the director Leste Chen stepped on stage to answer the question as to whether it will be another B-grade film, or a success story.

Lin Chi-Ling (Sina-gallery)

One of China’s four kings of Canto-pop, Leon Lai, has put his own special twist on the theme song of the upcoming film ‘White Vengeance’.

First poster for “Glory Days” released at a press conference in Beijing. The action film is co-directed by Eric Tsang and Xiong Xinxin (Hung Yan-Yan) and will begin shooting shortly in Gansu and Yunnan. The cast includes Felix Wong, Max Mok, Ray Lui, Michael Wong, Guo Tao, Power Chan (Chen Guobang), Li Wei and others, including Gigi Leung.

(Sina-gallery)

Posters for Oxide Pang’s “Sleepwalker in 3D”, opening Oct.27.

Angelica Lee

Huo Siyan, Charlie Young (Sina-gallery)

Zhang Jingchu has joined the cast of “Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains” starring Andy Lau. In these photos, she has begun her martial arts training in Hangzhou.

Stills from “Scary Market” starring Athena Chu. The film focuses on a group of people who meet in a supermarket because of a robbery giving rise to a variety of stories, some horrific, some funny.  Teaser and theme song MV by Tan Weiwei at the bottom.

(Sina)2

Meanwhile, Wong took to Weibo, a microblogging site, to shoot down speculation that she is pregnant. She wrote in Mandarin: “Okay, I admit, I am not pregnant.” She added: “But it’s true that I did put on a bit of fat.”

CNA: Faye Wong not pregnant, jokes about having ’seal-like’ figure

According to the suit, the actress, who is of Asian descent, changed her name to make it more American and has never wanted to reveal her age in order to maximize her chances of obtaining film roles.

Theme song MV - kind of catchy and fun!

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.

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