HKMDB Daily News

May 4, 2009

May 4, 2009

Kungfu Panda” and “Calabash Brothers” are the big winners at the China Int’l Cartoon and Animation Festival

HK Magazine: I Corrupt All Cops
bc Magazine: I Corrupt All Cops
bc Magazine: A Heinous History
Wong Jing shines a light on Hong Kong’s murky past, when tea money and corruption were the order of the day

bc Magazine: City of Life and Death
bc Magazine: The Horsemen
HK Magazine: The Horsemen
bc Magazine: Handsome Suits (Japan)
HK Magazine: Permanent Residence

bc Magazine: speechless about the dark (Night and Fog)
Wong Jing and Ann Hui interview

HK Magazine: Jia Zhangke

Screen Daily: Peter Chan’s Mainland Mission

Paw Hee Ching – the “eldest” best actress

Barendrecht remembered in Hong Kong
Ace cinematographer Chris Doyle lightened proceedings by inviting the 200-odd guests to sign his coat.

Screen Daily: Cultural Revolution - Bona International Film Group

Nic Tse
Nicholas Tse Went all out for New Role

Alfred Cheung
Alfred Cheung directing new film in the desert 七天爱上你(’Seven Days To Fall in Love with You’)

Features Mike He and Li Xiaolu
Mike He, Li Xiaolu

Cecilia Cheung spotted at The Aberdeen Marina Club with Derek Yee
(Thanks to Fan for the correction!)
Reportedly negotiating to return to film in his remake of Death Duel
More photos, courtesy of Fan

Jacky CheungAndy Lau
Jacky Cheung and Andy Lau appear at screening of animated Cantonese Opera performed by
Hung Sin-Nui

Law Kar-Ying and Hung Sin-Nui at a recent Cantonese opera symposium

Hung Sin-NuiHung Sin-Nui

Gillian Chung
Gillian Chung returned to the stage in a concert in Chongqing

Hello, Miriam Yeung
Miriam Yeung’s dream is for “H1N1″ to stay away from Hong Kong

Charlene Choi returning to Hong Kong from Bird's Nest concert
Denise Ho disclosed that she had symptoms of the swine influenza and caused a massive panic

Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan at post-Bird’s Nest concert banquet

Jackie thanked the guest artists and joked he won’t say too much to avoid making any more controversy, causing much laughter in the audience.

ESWN: News Coverage In A Time of Swine Flu
Hotel cell

April 28, 2009

April 28, 2009

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , — dleedlee @ 12:11 pm

Fan Siu-Wong, Lee Kin-Yan
Liu Yiwei
Fan Siu-Wong
Forbidden City Cop: Smart Dog

Desert storms shuts down Hua Mu Lan

Lu’s City Of Life And Death heats up Chinese cinemas

‘The Horsemen’ could be banned in China

12 Projects Chosen For June 2009 Sundance Directors and Screenwriters Labs
Little Wings/Emily Tang (co-writer/director) and Chow Keung (co-writer), China: The murder of a teenage prostitute, recently emigrated from China to Hong Kong, shakes the lives of her previously indifferent family members across the border.

Born in Sichuan Provence and raised in Beijing, Emily Tang received her Master of Arts in Drama in the Chinese National Institute of the Arts and attended the directing program at the Central Academy of Drama, which paved the way for her career as a director. In 2001, she directed her debut film Conjugation, which had its world premiere at the Locarno International Film Festival. That same year, she emigrated to Hong Kong, where she now resides.

Born in Hong Kong, Chow Keung studied anthropology, sociology and media studies in Hong Kong and New York. Upon returning to Hong Kong, he worked for the Hong Kong Arts Centre and Hong Kong Film Critics Society before devoting himself full time to filmmaking. In 2003, he co-founded Xstream Pictures with Jia Zhangke and Yu Lik-wai. He has produced 17 independent Chinese feature films, including Still Life (winner, Golden Lion Award, 2006 Venice International Film Festival), Useless Diao Yinan’s Uniform (winner, Dragons and Tigers Award, 2003 Vancouver International Film Festival) and Emily Tang’sPerfect Life (winner, Dragons and Tigers Award, 2008 Vancouver International Film Festival).

Vivian Hsu Plays Mom Role in New Film

George Lam is the real deal
George Lam’s concert was all about creative music arrangements and power-packed vocals.

Edison Chen behaving jittery in Beijing

Woo Seung Yeon Commits Suicide, rookie actress found dead
Young Actress Woo Found Dead
Actress Hangs Herself

Watchdog to Tackle Rights of Female Entertainers

Nina Wang signature a fake, court told

April 27, 2009

April 27, 2009

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , , — dleedlee @ 1:22 pm

Chinese massacre movie reports strong opening - City of Life and Death

Huayi Brothers’ Tracing Shadow (Chasing Shadows) sells across Asia

Jackie Chan
Jackie announces 100th film

Jackie Chan, Stanley Tong to co-direct action adventure - Chinese Zodiac

The Horsemen - A step down for Asian actors?

IT WAS not a good week for Beijing-born actress Zhang Ziyi.

Last Tuesday, the 30-year-old - who called off her plans to marry Israeli billionaire Vivi Nevo last Friday - came under fire from Chinese netizens for her portrayal of an alleged serial killer in the upcoming Hollywood thriller, The Horsemen.

Park’s ‘Thirst’ Is Riveting

Director Bong Promises Hotter Movie With ‘Mother’

Vivian Hsu

Vivian Hsu plays a mother in Young Xinghai/The Musician

Judge Shu Qi
Shu Qi at a Shanghai promotion event

Shu Qi

Zhang Ziyi attends romantic wedding of Salma Hayek

“Forever Enthralled” Is Students’ Favorite 2008 Film
Beijing University Student Film Festival

Michelle Yeoh, Jean Todt
Michelle Yeoh, no wedding plans

Shu Qi and Chang Chen
I spy: Shu Qi and Chang Chen at Wong Kar-Wai’s Axis Mundi Shanghai opening

Korea’s Internet: Hollywood’s Best Friend or Foe?
Studios are best advised to ride the crest of ‘freeconomics’ that is Korea

More on Jackie Chan: Elaborating on freedom and discipline

March 16, 2009


K20: Legend of the Mask



`Dragonball’ Premiere Tops Korean Box Office
Everybody loves Chow Yun Fat
Chow Yun-fat to star in Confucius biopic

Korean films to stage counterattack in April

Hong Kong events hit by fiscal woes
Festival scrambles for government money
Buzz titles at Filmart
Variety’s surveys the new crop of films

‘Tokyo!’: three directors’ twisted tales
Three filmmakers’ views of Tokyo
“Tokyo!” offers a triptych portrait of Japan’s most intriguing city as rendered by three profoundly offbeat filmmakers.

Korean Indie Film, “Breathless”, Wins at French Film Fest

China’s Band of Brothers Hits Small Screen
After his successful 2007 hit “Soldiers’ Sortie”, director Kang Honglei has hit the headlines again.

Strugglers Find Love, Fame
“CAPE No. 7″ is perhaps one of the best romances to come from Taiwan, combining box office success and award-winning performances.



‘The Horsemen’, a latest Hollywood horror film starring American actor Dennis Quaid and popular Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi

Sofia’s Life A Huge Hit in Cyberspace
Sofia’s Diary weaves product placement, short attention span and interactivity into web-based series

Karen Mok’s new leading man

Twins again - Gillian and Charlene meet for dinner in Taiwan...more

Gillian Chung in The Myth?
Gillian Chung is reportedly being considered for the leading role in a soap opera version of Jackie Chan’s The Myth. The male lead will be Hu Ge. An announcement is expected March 24 and filming will start in April at Hengdian studio and Gansu.

Pace Wu - Chasing Shadows

Pace Wu - Chasing Shadows

Chao Shun
Cape No. 7 actor Chao Shun now delivering lunches to avoid bankruptcy. Hypertension and diabetes prevents him from filming late at night.

Buried Treasures From Japanese Vaults
DVD Talk: Travels with Hiroshi Shimizu - Eclipse Series 15

Announcement of the case today determines their fate
Kelvin Kwan and Jill Vidal may face charges when they return to Hong Kong
Michael Tse hires a driver after drunk driving conviction
Angela Tong admits drink-driving

‘Late Actress Jang Ja-Yeon Was Forced to Have Sex With Showbiz VIPs’

Edison laughs off death threat
Second letter sent to Apple Daily office
Stamps with ’sinister’ meaning

Zhang Yimou’s Fireworks to Dazzle on Oct 1

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