Tuesday, October 6, 2009




Astro Boy's creator Osamu Tezuka's son, Gouw Ian Iskander and Aaron Kwok attend the HK premiere (Sina.com)

In a recent interview on Hong Kong Cable TV while promoting Taking Woodstock, Ang Lee said he smoked marijuana when he was a student studying in the US. (Sina.com)

Vivian Chow to Star in Lesbian Romantic Comedy Film
The movie will be helmed by award-winning director Ann Hui. Filming is scheduled to start in November, although the movie's title has yet to be unveiled.



Cheng Pei Pei
Cheng Pei Pei rushed to Hong Kong from the US in order to catch her daughter in Musical Moments. Cheng had already twice missed her performance and she would not forgive her if she missed it again. The next day, Cheng Pei Pei flew to Shanghai (to shoot a film?). (on.cc)



China has launched a crackdown on the piracy of domestic films especially made to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, including all-star epic "Jian Guo Da Ye" and spy thriller "Feng Sheng".

Any pirated copies of these films, once caught, will be confiscated, while production and marketing dens will be destroyed, according to a notice by the national work team on pornographic and illegal publications issued Monday on its website.

The audio-video products of "Jian Guo Da Ye", or "The Founding of A Republic", and "Feng Sheng", or "The message", are supposed to appear on market respectively on Oct. 16 and Nov. 13.

THR: China may loosen media controls
Possible move would bolster IPO-bound groups

5 comments:

duriandave said...

Ang Lee said he smoked marijuana when he was a student studying in the US.
Gasp... did he inhale?

China cracks down on piracy of anniversary films
More gasping... the pirated copies will actually be confiscated and destroyed? I'm outraged at such harsh punishment!

Finally, I don't think that is Osamu Tezuka standing with Aaron Kwok and Gouw Ian Iskander. Tezuka passed away 20 years ago. Maybe it's his son?

dleedlee said...

don't think that is Osamu Tezuka
Ha, ha. Thanks for pointing that out. I thought he looked pretty good for being 80!

dleedlee said...

re: Ang Lee
I _think_ I also read that the interviewer asked him if he liked men, i.e. gay? (He said no.)

duriandave said...

Is that indeed Tezuka's son? I was just guessing.

Re: Ang Lee liking men

"... well, there was that one time when I smoked pot with my college roommate..." ;p

dleedlee said...

Is that indeed Tezuka's son? I was just guessing.

Yes, I think that's what it says, the teacher's son.