HKMDB Daily News

October 6, 2011

October 6, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , — dleedlee @ 4:03 pm

THR:Hong Kong Auteur Yonfan Relishes His Role as Talent Scout

As head of the jury at the Busan International Film Festival New Currents competition, Yonfan is being asked to choose among the best new talents in Asia or elsewhere

Likable but lightweight compendium of high-school romances, well cast and slickly packaged.

FBA: Headshot (Thailand/France) review

A part return to form by director Pen-ek Ratanaruang in an existential crime noir.

FBA: Taiwan govt blocks release of 1911

Huang Yi was hospitalized while in Hong Kong yesterday to promote her new film The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake. She was suffering from sudden stomach cramps and cold sweats pain. When Huang Yi tried to recover in break room with staff, her condition did not improve and she was sent to a hospital. Huang Yi was diagnosed with gastritis and given an injection and painkillers by doctors. Meanwhile, doctors recommended bed rest but as Woman Knight is her first starring film, Huang Yi hoped to continue working.

Already sick while getting made up (Sina)

Fan Bingbing - Yang Guifei

Wang Leehom - Poet Li Bai

Fan Bingbing will play imperial consort Yang Guifei, one of the four legendary beauties of Ancient China, in Kwak Jae-Yong’s same-titled “Yang Guifei”. And Wang Leehom will play poet Li Bai in this China-Japan-South Korea co-production. The core of the story will be centered around war and palace intrigues. Fan Bingbing played the role once before in a 2007 TV series, Tang Paradise.

Also, Antoine Fuqua is making another version concerning the romance between Yang Guifei and Tang Emperor Xuanzong. Fuqua had been trying to invite Zhang Ziyi and Chow Yun-Fat but he may make another film about Tupac Shakur first. (Sina)

THR: Busan International Film Festival Gets an Extreme Makeover

Fan Bingbing walked the red carpet twice to open the Busan International Film Festival this evening, once with Wang Leehom for Yang Guifei and, again, with the cast of her South Korean film, My Way.

Fan Bingbing, Wang Leehom

My Way Director Kang Je-kyu and Fan Bingbing

Fan Bingbing, Joe Odagiri

Kang Je-kyu, Fan Bingbing, Joe Odagiri, Jang Dong-gun (Sina)

Also from the BIFF

Shi Nansun and Tsui Hark

Accepting the Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award

Jury head Yonfan and jury member Jiang Wenli on the red carpet

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Wu Renhui - Most Photogenic?

(Sina),  2

(Sina-slideshow)

MSN: Tony Leung’s night out with two women

MSN: Christy Chung’s sudden weight gain

November 30, 2009

November 30, 2009

CRI: Character Posters Released for “True Legend”

THR: Shaw readies ‘72 Tenants’

Shaw Studios returns to film, marking 50 years of production

Michelle Yeoh, Jung Woo-Sung

Michelle Yeoh

Barbie Hsu

Stills from John Woo’s The Swordswoman’s World/Rain of Swords (Sina)

Jacky Cheung will not play Sun Yat Sen in “Bodyguards and Assassins”

Nicholas Tse’s younger sister, Jennifer makes her showbiz debut

Tony Leung and Carina Lau shopping for a villa in Suzhou (Sina)

The Collector: Yonfan

CRI: Leon Dai, Kwai Lun-mei’s Relationship Revealed

Kwai Lun-Mei Taiwan Elle slide show (Sina)

Lin Chi-ling heads to London to shoot 2010 calendar

Andy Lau splurged on S$20million love nest for wife

October 29, 2009

October 29, 2009

To Live and Die in Mongkok (lit.Mongkok Prison)

Liu Kai-Chi

Nick Cheung

Pau Hei-Ching plays Nick’s mother (Sina)

Nick Cheung plays a killer released from prison who suffers schizophrenia in Wong Jing’s latest film.(Sina)

Simon Yam

Model Emma Pei training with Kong Sifu

Producer Bey Logan chronicles the filming of Michael Biehn’s Blood Bond in Guangzhou on his blog, jump directly to the Simon Yam post, or meet Phoenix Chou

HK Magazine: Rebellion review

Despite being the 67th Hong Kong triad film I have seen thus far, “Rebellion” is a surprisingly interesting production. Directed by insanely prolific director Herman Yau (this is his sixth film in the past 12 months), the movie combines a cute suspense storyline with surprisingly good acting from some non-actors (namely Paul Wong and Jun Kung). It’s just a shame Yau coudln’t control the pacing better, and main star Shawn Yue didn’t turn in a more solid performance…

Ip Man 2

Donnie Yen says a third film will not be necessary, Ip Man 2 will be an instant classic and praises Huang Xiaoming. (Sina)

Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung face off

Wilson Yip and Donnie Yen

(Sina)

Carina Lau has joined the cast of Jiang Wen’s Let The Bullets Fly. Her role requires plenty of action, fighting, riding, wading and passionate scenes. Maggie Cheung was reportedly invited to join the cast but she was not prepared to return to film yet. (Sina) (Xinhua)

Yonfan and George Lam

Terri Kwan

Zhu Xuan

Prince of Tears Taipei Premiere slide show (18) (Sina)

Movie makes Taiwan relive ‘White Terror’ period

HK Magazine: Yonfan interview

One month before the year-end film season begins, the competition has already started heating up. The most anticipated Chinese movies seem to be following the same formula that is, a combination of ancient Chinese stories, all-star casts, and prestigious directors

Zhang Yimou and producer Zhang Weiping screened a rough of cut of Three Guns for the CEOs of the nation’s theatre owners to secure prime theatre slot for the year-end season.

Release dates: Treasure Hunter (Dec.9), Storm Warriors (Dec.10), Amazing Guns: Three Tales (Dec.11), Assassins and Bodyguards (Dec.18) (Sina)

September 5, 2009

September 5, 2009

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , — dleedlee @ 12:27 pm

Prince of Tears Red Carpet, Photocall

Yonfan
Venice Hails ‘Prince of Tears’
Oceane Zhu, Yonfan, Terri Kwan

Fan Chih-Wei,Terri Kwan, Zhu Xuan, Joseph Chang

Prince Of Tears: Red Carpet - 66th Venice Film Festival (Zimbio)

Joseph Chang Hsiao-Chuan

Terri Kwan

Oceane Zhu Xuan

Prince Of Tears: Photocall - 66th Venice Film Festival (Zimbio)

The Venice film festival Friday turned the spotlight on Asia as Soi Cheang’s “Accident” bloodied the silver screen and Yonfan recalled Taiwan’s anti-communist White Terror in “Prince of Tears”.

July 31, 2009

July 31, 2009



Storm Warriors limited editon posters released at Anime Festival

Ekin Chen, Ma Wing-Shing (original manga illustrator, writer), Aaron Kwok

Variety: Coweb review

Variety: Chaw review

Yu Shaoqun, Liu Yifei Tapped for another ‘Chinese Ghost Story’

bc Magazine: Overheard reviewed

Taipei Times Film Review: ‘Empire of Silver’ short changes audiencesThe world of finance is barren ground for a good story in ‘Empire of Silver,’ a big-budget period drama about the Wall Street of imperial China

Taipei Times Film Review: Sons are for fathers the twice-told tale in How Are You, Dad
Best known for directing Hoklo and Hakka films, Chang Tso-chi shot a movie in Mandarin as a response to his late father’s wishes

Two Chinese Films to Vie for Golden Lion
Venice Film Festival unveils lineup
Hong Kong helmer Yonfan’s “Prince of Tears,” set in Taiwan during the 1950s anti-Communist period known there as “White Terror.
Cheang Pou-Soi’s thriller “Accident,” [previously Assassins] produced by Johnnie To

http://ent.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show.cgi/2/1/1/302328/1.html
Yonfan’s Prince of Tears to compete at Venice Film Festival
[see May 19 entry for additional background]

‘Taking Woodstock’ Premieres in New York

Premiere photos

From farmer to A-lister: Wang Baoqiang’s unchanged smile
Blind Shaft earned him 1,000 yuan ($146), and a Best New Performer award at the Golden Horse Awards.

Star-studded film to open for 60th anniversary of PRC

Children Of Workers: 24 City

Life in China through a foggy lens


Meng Yao, Nick Cheung and Monica Mok attend launch ceremoney for To Live and Die in Mongkok

Korean stars take their shot at Hollywood
Supporting roles seen as opening door to larger parts

Li Bingbing Denies Rumors of Foreign Boyfriend

Taipei Times: Pop Stop
Eason Chan, A-Mei and so much more

Zhao Wei reported to be marrying Singaporean businessman

Kelly Chen ruffles mother-in-law’s feathers



Shu Qi ambassador and Hou Hsiao-Hsien executive director attend press conference for 2009 Golden Horse awards

Zhou Xun shampoo advertising photos

Zhao Wei


New Zhao Wei pictures

May 21, 2009

May 21, 2009


Poster for Tracing Shadow



Posters for new Jiang Wen film Let the Bullets Fly released at Cannes

Jiang Wen Will “Let the Bullets Fly”


D is for Detective and Dee

Zhou XunWang BanChow Yun-Fat
Ren QuanDirector Hu Mei
Confucius photo gallery

Decipher Confucius’ Alleged Romance
http://news.xinhuanet.com/ent/2009-05/21/content_11410367.htm

 


Fan Bingbing

East Wind and Rain photo gallery

Anthony Wong
Director To poses with cast members at film “Vengeance” at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival

Michelle Ye, Anthony WongSimon Yam, Johnny Hallyday
Michelle YeohShu Qi
Vengeance premiere

Tony Leung Chiu-WeiAnthony Wong
Vengeance red carpet photo gallery

Donnie Yen Longs for Romance in New Film
Donnie Yen says his new film “14 Blades” will compensate for his unrequited love for Zhao Wei in a previous film.

Screen Daily: Like You Know It All (South Korea)
Screen Daily: Air Doll (Japan)
Variety: Air Doll
Screen Daily: A Brand New Life (Une Vie Toute Neuve)(France-South Korea)
Korea Times: Bong’s ‘Mother’ Highlights Maternal Love
Confucius Chow

Director given French honour

Johnnie To, whose latest movie ‘Vengeance’ is competing for the Cannes festival’s Palme d’Or, on Monday was made an officer of the French Order of Arts and Letters.

Two Johnnies bid for Cannes glory

Variety: China central to Hong Kong’s film future
Mainland’s size, potential lure island producers

Tony Leung Ka-Fai in Hong Kong crime thriller
Award-winning actor Tony Leung Ka Fai has the distinction of being picked to play Hong Kong’s notorious Chief Inspector Lee Rock in the 1960s.

Basketball-Playing ‘Bodyguard’

Zhang’s Turandot Fervor a Riddle for Critics

‘Red Cliff’ to Hit North America

Screen Daily: Fortissimo Films has picked up international rights outside China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan to Prince Of Tears from acclaimed filmmaker Yonfan and has already sold it to Ocean Films for France.

Hollywood Reporter: Art house pic ‘Prince of Tears’ finds home

Variety: Hong Kong cinema timeline
Hong Kong Cinema at 100
Variety: Spotlight: Hong Kong talent

Hollywood Reporter: Cannes’ red carpet is blood-soaked
Gore quotient giving even festival veterans pause

Josie Ho slashes conventions in new film, Dream Home

Sun Li, Tony Leung Ka-Fai
Iron Road (Gold Mountain) with Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Sun Li, Peter O’Toole - Shanghai International Film Festival

Johnny Hallyday, Michelle YeJohnnie To
Vengeance - Cannes Photo Call


Johnnie To Receives Award - photo gallery

Vengeance Premiere - 2009 Cannes Film Festival

‘Spring Fever’ Photocall At Cannes Film Festival

Spring Fever Premiere

Ang Lee
Shu QiZhang Ziyi
Shu Qi attending Inglourious Basterds screening

Maggie Cheung is a no-show at Cannes this year (and reportedly cut from film)
Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi on short film judging panel at Cannes

Karen Mok
Karen Mok for a shampoo brand

http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/h/p/2009-05-21/09472530779.shtml


Zhang Ziyi Shows Care for Children

Oops! Be Careful with Your Lipstick, Ziyi!


Faye Wong from shampoo commercial, looking like Gong Li in Curse of the Golden Flower

Michelle Reis (right) and sister
I spy: Michelle Reis with older sister, without her wedding ring


Cops look for angle on acid attacks

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