Saturday, October 24, 2009

10.24.2009 - Movie News

Variety: Shaolin's mastering showbiz

Variety: 'Founding' breaks Chinese record
The state-run China Film Group hopes to build on the pic’s success with a sequel, “The Founding of a Party.”

THR: Peter Lam Named Producer of the Year

Hawaii: Empire Of Silver, Petition take top awards at Hawaii fest
The 29th Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) has awarded its Halekulani Golden Orchid for Narrative Feature to Yao Shuhua’s Empire Of Silver and its Golden Orchid for Documentary Feature to Zhao Liang’s Petition.
Maggie Q will also be awarded HIFF’s Maverick Award, given in honour of a cinema artist who “defies the rules, forging a unique film career, and transcending labels and thresholds to vacillate between Hollywood and global cinema.”

South Carolina: Film gift gives USC a passport to China

My Airhostess Roommate

Wang Luo Dan

Rescheduled for Nov. 3 release to avoid contending against Michael Jackson's This Is It, My Airhostess Roommate is a romantic comedy based on a popular internet novel that received over a billion hits. It features Chen Bo-Lin(Berlin Chen) and Wang Luo Dan. ( (2)

Wang Baoqiang
Wang Baoqiang [World Without Thieves, Assembly, Soldiers Sortie] hopes to break out of his stereotypical innocent and naive bumpkin roles with his new film (lit.Very Promising). He'll play a trickster a la Stephen Chow. As the village chief he  tries to raise funds during an economic downturn. The film is directed by Deng Zhiyuan (Big Movie) and the cast includes Alex Fong Chung-Sun, Liu Hua and Cheung Tat-Ming . ( (Xinhua)


Ethan Ruan
Monga is 1980's set in Taiwan gang movie. Shu Qi said on her blog that seeing the film made her feel like a wild 14 year-old again wearing big hair, Japanese stye slippers, thick gold chains and hanging out with gangs speaking vulgar words! Shu Qi also said that she was glad to support Taiwan filmmaking. ( (

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