Thursday, February 11, 2010

2.11.2010 - News

Special Lunar New Year's greeting poster for Let The Bullet's Fly designed by Jiang Wen 
Bandits wear unique mahjong masks to identify each other
The film won't be released until National Day, Oct.1 (Sina)

'72 Tenants of Prosperity': New year, old jokes
In times like these, Lunar New Year movies are a welcome sight at the 4 Star, which is bringing back the tradition after not showing any last year. What's cool about this double bill - along with "72 Tenants," there's "All's Well, Ends Well Too 2010" - is that it opens in San Francisco the same week both films open in Hong Kong. [I'm so jealous!]


Jacky Cheung in 2 festive films
HONG KONG - HEAVENLY King Jacky Cheung finds himself in two movies this festive season and says he is as stunned as anyone else.
Cheung, who plays a driver in an SMS flirtation with a pianist (Rene Liu) in the star-laden romance Hot Summer Days, is also in the comedy 72 Tenants Of Prosperity.
Speaking from the sidelines of the premiere of Hot Summer Days on Tuesday night, he said: 'I was doing a Chinese New Year movie and a Valentine's Day movie. How was I to know they would be released together?'
It just so happens that this year, Valentine's Day falls on the first day of Chinese New Year.
He said the two films were different and hoped both would do well at the box office.
Hot Summer Days, directed by first-time film-makers Tony Chan and Wing Shya, also stars Nicholas Tse, Barbie Hsu, Daniel Wu and Vivian Hsu.

Johnnie To - Hong Kong's prolific director is a straight-talking filmmaker

Alan Tam, Miriam Yeung - Here Comes Fortune press conference

Huayi's Earnings Queen - Zhou Xun
In an interview, Huayi Brothers Chairman Wang ZhongJun revealed that Zhou Xun was the company's top star earner, an estimated $30M yuan from television, film and advertising. Her film fee is approaching $4.5M. CEO Wang ZhongLei discounted recent rumors that Zhou Xun and Li Bingbing would reprise their roles in the upcoming TV version of The Message. (Xinhua)

Emerald Pearl (Jade Pearl) opening lens ceremony
 Raymond Lam Fung, Ti Lung, Charlene Choi



Charlene Choi plays a princess

Raymond Lam plays a general
Emerald Pearl is a joint production by Shaw Brothers and Emperor (Xinhua)

Andy On and girlfriend Tse Ting-Ting
Hong Kong premiere of True Legend

Patrick Tse greets possible future son-in-law

(Sina)


Lynn Xiong, AngelaBaby (Xinhua)
Lynn Xiong breaks down over controversial magazine report
The title "Gong Cheng Ba Shi" ostensibly means "Eight tactics to capture a city" but could also be a play on Kwok's Mandarin name and mean "Eight tactics used to capture Aaron Kwok" instead.

Unhappy Birthday: CCTV Questions Zhang Ziyi’s Quake Donations

2 comments:

duriandave said...

Thanks for the heads-up about the New Year films at the 4 Star!

dleedlee said...

I was surprised to read about it. I couldn't remember whether it was still open or not. Lucky you!