HKMDB Daily News

October 14, 2010

October 14, 2010

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , — dleedlee @ 1:09 pm

FBA: Chinese films roar into US market

AMC will play Aftershock on 23 screens in key markets with a large Chinese demographic; New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Houston, Boston, Seattle, Toronto and Ottawa.

THR: Floating Lives review (Vietnam)

An elegiac, lyrical tale of a nomadic Vietnamese family whose lives are changed when they take in a prostitute, “Floating Lives” is a model of solid, old-fashioned filmmaking.

AFP: Documentary shows Hollywood hard times for Chinese actress

“Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words”, has made its world premiere at the 15th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) — Asia’s most prestigious cinema event.

It provides a fascinating and often poignant insight into a Chinese-American woman who was, as history has shown, way ahead of her time.

Suzhou press conference for Joe Ma’s Struggle

Joe Ma and cast Li Chen, Dong Xuan, Li Yuan, Cheng Kai

Li Chen, Dong Xuan (Sina)

SG: Andy Lau dismisses wife’s pregnancy rumours

SG: Michelle Yeoh pries into co-star’s love life

SG: Kiki Sheung and Lau Ching-wan’s romantic past exposed

[Eric Tsang, btw, was an uninvited guest but drunkenly crashed the banquet!]

HK singer Eason Chan once thought about having an affair

October 11, 2010

October 11, 2010

THR: Jet Li, Tsui Hark reunite

Li plays a Ming Dynasty general battling a power-hungry eunuch played by Chen Kun. Their contest comes to a head at an inn run by actress Zhou Xun.

FBA: Li, Tsui reunite for new Dragon picture

Production got underway today on Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, a stereoscopic 3-D film which reunites action star Jet Li and Chinese director Tsui Hark 14 years after their most successful collaboration on New Dragon Gate Inn.

CRI: ’The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate’ Starts Filming

(Sina)

THR: Hot Summer Days review

THR: When Love Comes review

THR: Late Autumn review

THR: Suitors rap on China’s door

Fox gets teeth into Chinese movie market

THR: Asian Filmmaker of the Year

Tsai Ming-liang lauded by PIFF for his taciturn films

CRI: Zhang Ziyi to Host Hundred Flowers Awards

The festival will open Tuesday, Oct. 12 in Jiangyin, a small city in eastern China’s Jiangsu Province. The media predicted a lackluster opening, as Jiangyin has no airport. [Fan Bingbing and Huang Xiaoming have already announced that they are not going.]

It is tradition for the Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Festival, one of the biggest film events in China, to be held in a different host city each year.

Stories From Chinese America - The Arthur Dong Collection

New DVD collection

Bouquet commemorating Anita Mui’s 47th birthday at a fan gathering in Hong Kong.

It’s been almost 7 years since the pop legend passed away.

(Xinhua)

Dong Xuan, Li Chen - Struggle

Director Joe Ma Wai-Ho and the cast of Struggle

Joe Ma has begun shooting the film version of Struggle in Suzhou. The romantic comedy is based on the popular 2007 mainland TV series. (Sina)

Publicity stills of Yu Shaoqun (Forever Enthralled) and Jiang Wu (Let the Bullets Fly) from The 1911 Revolution

Jiang Wu

Jiang Wu

Yu Shaoqun

(Sina)

Porn site is selling ‘fully naked’ photos of female stars for HK$78; HK stars next target

Anthony Wong spoke out against the unhealthy trend and called for government intervention.

(Xinhua)

Andy Lau in Harper’s Bazaar (Xinhua-slide show)

CRI: Yuan Quan, Chen Kun Pose for Mag Cover

Their romantic film “My Ex-wife’s Wedding” will be released on October 22.

Chen Kun

(Xinhua-slide show)

CRI: Li Bingbing, Star in Singaporean and Malaysian Versions of ‘Bazaar’

Stalking Cherie Chung shopping in Central

(Sina-gallery)

Need more Cherie? Check out Glenn’s Cherie Chung Week.

Charlene Choi

(Oct. 8) Appearing at the Metro i Do Concert, Charlene requested a microphone stand for support as she woke up feeling dizzy and nauseous, probably due to an ear infection. She was scheduled to fly overseas the next day for filming. Charlene admitted that she wanted a holiday but that it was just wishful thinking. [Give this girl a break! Her health seems to be an ongoing problem.] The Twins also have a November 13th concert in Macau on their schedule.  (Sina)

William Chan, Charlene Choi

Elsewhere, over the weekend, William Chan Wai-Ting publicly declared his love for Charlene on his weibo. (Sina) Charlene admitted through Emperor that two have been dating for 3 months and would make an announcement about their relationship when she returns to Hong Kong from a mainland fan club meeting. (Sina)2

HK actress Charlene Choi now dating singer William Chan

William Chan, Charlene at Hong Kong airport today

(Xinhua) (Sina)234

Sammo Hung

(Oct.8) Sammo Hung attended the Hong Kong Golf Assoiciation annual charity match. Vivian Chow, Eric Tsang, Michale Miu and  other Hong Kong artists participated. Son Timmy Hung recently got married to Janet Chow, former Miss Hong Kong runner up, and Sammo was kidded about the prospect of being a grandfather. (Sina)

Eric Tsang

(Sina)

WSJ: Hollywood Heads to Hainan for Golf Tournament

SG: Cecilia Cheung to go against Rebecca Tang [Tang Wei] in Jingle Ma’s new film

SG: Jordan Chan and Cherrie Ying go old school for wedding photos

Younger rival threatens Maggie Cheung’s relationship

July 23, 2010

July 23, 2010

The Jade and The Pearl posters

(formerly The Emerald and The Pearl)

Film opens July 30. (21cn)

Maggie Q is Nikita, on the CW (Xinhua)

THR: China, Singapore sign co-pro agreement (SARFT)

Joins New Zealand, France and Australia. The deal covers theatrical feature films and telemovies, across live-action, animation and documentaries. Qualifying films made under the agreement will be eligible for funding and incentives as do productions in their home country, and will similarly qualify as domestic films under censorship regimes in each nation.

FBA: Love to open HK Summer festival

Ann Hui’s All About Love has been set as the opening film of the month long Summer International Film Festival (11 Aug-13 Sept), organised by the Hong Kong Internationals Film Festival Society.

Aftershock - review (hk.asia-city)

Gigi Leung - interview (hk.asia-city)

Wind Blast (aka Fierce West Wind), Good New/Bad News Dept: Very positive internal studio screening has Huayi Brothers projecting over 200 million yuan box office has led to the decision to delay the scheduled September release and hold off for a Lunar New Year slot. Huayi CEO Wang Zhonglei called it an unprecedented genre of Chinese film. Calling it Mainland China’s first gangster-action film with aspects of Hong Kong gangster thriller, he expects it to kick off a new wave of cops and robbers action films.

Duan Yihong

Francis Ng

Ni Dahong

Four marshals, each with a different talent (Sina)

More Bruce Lee, My Brother publicity stills

Aarif Lee, Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Christy Chung

(Sina)

Irene Wan Pik-Ha

Irene Wan Pik-Ha is recovering from conjunctivitis after completing a fragrance ad. She hasbeen working on two films recently, The Drunkard with Chang Chen’s father, Chang Kuo-Chu, and Struggle (Loan Sharks) shot in Malaysia with Sam Lee and Eddie Peng. The Drunkard is based on a novel by Liu Yichang who also wrote the novella behind Wong Kar-Wai’s In The Mood For Love. (Xinhua)

Qiao Zhenyu - Love in Disguise

Qiao Zhenyu plays Wang Leehom’s love rival

(Sina)

Kelly Chen’s selling mooncakes!

Mid-Autumn Festival is coming!

This is the fourth year that Kelly has endorsed the Maxim brand.

(Sina)(Xinhua)

Huang Xiaoming - plastic surgery or not?

From 1998 TV series

2003

2010

(Xinhua)

SG: Carina Lau gives up on having a child

SG: Michelle Yeoh happily in love

January 15, 2010

January 15, 2010

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , , , — dleedlee @ 10:42 pm

CRI: Zhang Yimou Eyes Another Suspense Comedy

Though its name is as yet unknown, it has been revealed that the new comedy will borrow a similar structure to the 2005 Oscar winner “Crash”, thereby telling the story of several unrelated characters, who become entangled in an unlikely event.

CRI: Jackie Chan Targets Kids with Low-Budget “Spy”

Biopic shows Confucius has new status in China

Hong Kong film development council to promote 3D movie making

Taipei Times capsule reviews

20th Century Boys: The Last Chapter - Our Flag

The final installment in this manga-sourced Japanese trilogy of kiddie-induced apocalyptic madness arrives in Taipei to a ready-made audience. Part 3 concentrates on the final stages of the attempt by doomsday cult leader Friend to destroy the world. His long-time opponents — a rock star and his female relative — attempt to frustrate him both within his organization and from the outside. It’s worth noting that this intriguing and sometimes disturbing mixture of cults, children, terrorism, pop music and religion could never have been made in the US.

Crazy Racer (瘋狂的賽車)

Frenetic Chinese action comedy involves a disgraced cyclist whom fate further mistreats by ensnaring him in a mish-mash of drug-running, spouse murder and even more nefarious activities. There’s action to spare and some innovative elements, too. Perfect for getting crazy on a brainless night out on the town. This is a follow-on of sorts from director Ning Hao’s (寧浩) Crazy Stone (瘋狂的石頭) in 2006.

The Warrior and the Wolf (狼災記)

Chinese director Tian Zhuangzhuang (田壯壯), who made the fine drama The Blue Kite (藍風箏), is a force to be reckoned with. Unfortunately, this strange, messy film may not enhance that reputation. Maggie Q (Die Hard 4.0) is a luckless widow, Japan’s Joe Odagiri (Air Doll, which also opens today) is a warrior and Taiwan’s Tou Chung-hua (庹宗華, from Lust, Caution) is a fallen general in this cosmopolitan action fantasy set thousands of years ago. The film offers two pieces of advice among the battles, rape sequences and pretty vistas: (1) Don’t fornicate with wolf-women and (2) Don’t assume eclectic Asian co-productions will make money.

CRI: Zhang Ziyi Sues Newspaper, Vivi Nevo Issues Statement

Zhang Ziyi strikes back at rumour mongers

Faye Wong’s comeback gets a little help from Botox

Faye’s back after five-year hiatus

Edison’s women slow to bounce back

Gigi Leung appearing at an art event (Xinhua) (15)

Zhang Yuqi at a shoe event (Xinhua) (11)(Sina)

Taipei Times: Pop Stop

Jay Chou, Lin Chi-Ling, Monga, Elva Hsiao, et al.

Struggle aka Loan Sharks features Sam Lee, Eddie Cheung, shot in Malaysia

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