HKMDB Daily News

June 26, 2009

June 26, 2009

Memorial service held for Sek Kin

Mourners in attendance included Connie Chan, Nancy Sit, Alan Tang, Chow Chung, Kenneth Tsang, Wu Fung, Joe Cheung Tung-cho, Lau Kar Leung, Lau Kar Fai, Ng Man Tat, Ng See Yuen, Ken Lo and the Seven Little Fortunes
Connie Chan and Nancy Sit
Wu Fung and Kenneth Tsang
Alan Tang
Fortunes Yuen Bo and Yuen Ting/Ng Ming Choi
English version
Slide show

Liu Kai-Chi, Leon Lai
Richie Ren
Fire Dragon - slide show

Chen Kuan-Tai, Aaron Kwok
Murderer - Chen Kuan-Tai, Aaron Kwok

Glamorous Youth (明媚時光) director explores home truths

Philip Yung, a former film critic, makes his directorial debut with the Hong Kong-based drama Glamorous Youth.

Glamorous Youth review

Visual design of The Message revealed

Lu Chuan and His Humanity Care Trilogy
Chinese Animation: Where are we?

“Old Fish” Review – 2009 New York Asian Film Festival

Taipei film festival opens with Yang Yang
Taipei Film Festival shines the spotlight on Berlin

Changes to Taipei Awards stir controversy

Taipei Times: Pop Stop

Audemars Piguet Antique Pocket Watches Give Historical Flavor To “Bodyguards and Assasins” Movie

Cherie Chung wearing Stella McCartney and Cartier
Cherie and Ferrari
Cherie Chung appearing for a medical center

Still loves movies but would rather watch
Additional photos

Video: Lin Chi-Ling Longines appearance reacting to news of Michael Jackson’s death

Michelle Yeoh, Frank Nuovo co-creators
Michelle Yeoh opens flagship store for luxury personal communications (cell phones) in Taipei 101

Chinese censors tinker with ‘Transformers’

Police raids nab 2 million pirated DVDs in Manila

June 10, 2009

June 10, 2009

Big Soldier (Little General)
The Big Soldier poster

Searching for Jackie Chan opens July 4

(Thanks to David Wells and the Mobius Forum)

‘Bullets Fly’ with Ge You
As well as Ge You, “Let the Bullets Fly” will also star Jiang Wen himself and another “internationally acclaimed big-name”, according to a source close to Jiang Wen. Tabloids speculate it’s likely to be “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” star Chow Yun-Fat.

Confucius Descendant Likes Chow’s Portrayal

John Woo: interview

The Locarno Film Festival has selected 12 projects for its Open Doors co-production lab which this year is devoted to Greater China.

Malaysian filmmaker Michael Chuah Ghiap Hun will direct and star in Fist Of Dragon
Chapman To
The Human Comedy modeled after The Assembly

Costars Chiu Tien-You ,Wong Cho-Nam
Wong Cho-Nam

Anthony Wong
Joe Odagiri
Plastic City stills

One Night in Supermarket (lit. Night Shop) features Xu Zheng, Li Xiaolu

Sek Kin Enter the Dragon action figure hot item online, selling for hundreds of dollars

Gillian Chung: Edison’s apology came too late

Isabella Leong moving to Singapore with baby

Acid attacks
Man injured in Ho Man Tin acid attack
Cold-blooded and evil
Shoppers keep their distance
Tsang hits acid attackers as ‘dregs of society’
Mong Kok CCTV cameras fail to identify acid thrower

June 5, 2009

June 5, 2009

Sek Kin with daughter and wife (married in 1933)
Kung fu star `Bad Guy Kin’ - loses his final battle at 96
With Gordon Liu
HKTopTen: Stars remember Sek Kin

New York Times: 24 City

Taipei Times: Love lost in Kunming
The Equation of Love and Death’ shows why Zhou Xun is one the best actors working in China today
The Equation of Love and Death – Li-mi’s Guesses

Jun Ji-hyun Shines but ‘Blood’ Disappoints
The title “Blood” should be a clue for how much blood and gore is in the film, but much of the violence seems gratuitous. Do viewers really need to see a close-up of a man gruesomely slashed in half? How many scenes of demons being killed does the viewer really need to see to get that Saya is a fierce fighter?

Zhang Ziyi

Zhang Ziyi - The Great Cause of China’s Foundation

Shanghai Surprise
China’s largest film festival has become an unlikely ambassador for international cinema

The Magic Aster features voice of Leon Lai, Lin Chi-Ling (
Leon Lai voices animated feature [The Magic Aster] but his children won’t know
Yao Ming dubs voice of father, will donate fee to charity

Yao happy to slam-dunk one for kids in need

Thanks, to Fan:

Today’s Apple Daily reported Richard Li and Isabella Leong has confirmed their first child born in April 2009 Toronto, the baby boy is named Ethan. The Chinese name is “長治” (Cheung-Chi) given by the grandpa.
The 42 year-old father is the second son of wealthy businessman Li Ka-Shing. No current plans for marriage.

Li Ka-Shing is the richest man in Hong Kong, number 16 in the world. Grandson Ethan and eldest grandson stand to inherit HK$100B.

It’s a son for Isabella and Richard Li

Taipei Times: Pop Stop

Jet Li

Jet Li to design and develop sports and fitness clothing for Adidas

April: Happier times for Cherie Chung, dining with Peter Chan

I spy: Shu Qi grocery shopping, getting cooking tips from clerk

Hello Kitty celebrates 35th birthday

June 4, 2009

June 4, 2009

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Sek Kin
Sek Kin passed away yesterday today (?) at age 96 of renal failure at Hong Kong’s Elizabeth Hospital. A Christian funeral is planned for June 25. He began his career as a makeup artist for opera star Sit Kok-Sin before making his debut on film as a Japanese spy.

With Kwan Tak-Hing
Gallery of photos

With Aaron Kwok and Leslie Cheung - And is that Sai Gwa Pau?
Lifetime Achievement Award (1996)
Veteran actor Shek Kin dies
Veteran actor mourned

Aaron Kwok
Aaron Kwok
Aaron Kwok Murderer

A Chinese Factory Reborn as Condo Heaven in 24 City 

Zhang Ziyi Appears in The Great Cause of China’s Foundation/Founding of a Nation

“Iron Road” to Hit Cinemas in June

CNN Talk Asia interview (video)
CNN Talk Asia interview
Edison Chen breaks silence on celebrity sex scandal

Lin Chi-ling’s ‘baby voice’ a hoax?

Jay Chou taugh Lin Chi-Ling bad words while filming Ci Ling/Treasure Hunter

Lin Chi-Ling etiquette ambassador for 2010 Asian Games

I spy: Carina Lau out late with Hu Jun

The article reports that Carina Lau arrived in Shanghai secretly and was seen with at a bar with friends from midnight to 4 am. The lengthy partying leads to speculation that Carina is not pregnant.

The previous day, Carina was in Hangzhou checking the books on her clothing store

Cherie Chung

I spy: Cherie Chung window shopping

Described as forlorn, unhappy and knitting her brows, Cherie’s new close relationship with Peter Chan since last month was severed when it came to public light.

Cheer Chen
Cheer Chen’s young brother accused of swindling investors

One victim threatened their mother and was reported to the police

Japanese drama queen gave body for career

Dogs Sniff Out DVD Pirates in Malaysia
This time, it’s Paddy and Maddy

SCMP: Two decades since Tiananmen

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