A1: Jackie Chan, Asian stars raise funds for Japan (CNA)
CRI: Chinese Film ‘Warring States’ to Open in N. America
Jing Tian in battle (Sina)
CRI: Leon Lai, Zhang Hanyu Invited for ‘Banquet’ (White Vengeance)
Variety: Don’t Go Breaking My Heart review
A tightly plotted, frequently funny fantasy-world take on romantic rivalry.
Sacrifice review (HK)
The source material of “Sacrifice” is a true story that happened in ancient China, known to everybody in the country as “The Orphan of Zhao Family.” …To put it simply: any director who gets to make a film about this story had better hope not to screw it up. Alas, Palm d’Or-winning Chinese auteur Chen Kaige sort of did with his latest epic saga, which, after a majestic first half, degrades into an awkward, confusing soap opera in the end.
Variety: China Lion roars into North America
China Lion CEO Milt Barlow said: “The best of Chinese cinema will now be available to North American audiences — not only through day-and-date theatrical with our partners AMC, but also through new platforms including iTunes, Xbox, Netflix and cable VOD.”
Stills from crime scene in The Detective 2, opening April 29.
Patrick Tse, Nicholas Tse
Nicholas Tse recently hosted a housewarming party for his post-production company. (Sina)
Sister Jennifer posted some family photos on weibo
Jennifer Tse, Nicholas Tse
Nicholas and Jennifer
Lucas and Nicholas (Xinhua)
TV alert: Action director/actor Tiger Chen joins Andrew Zimmern on the Travel Channel for an episode on Chengdu cuisine. His mom, a former opera performer, shows off her skills in the kitchen. And the piece on Chef Yu’s Family Kitchen was pretty impressive, too. (TravelChannel)
Tiger Chen and stunt team (CelebrityTwitter)
[iPad 2s are popular this year, too]