Monday, February 22, 2010

2.22.2010 - News

72 Tenants of Prosperity leading All's Well Ends Well Too 2010 in box office by HK$7.4M to $5.2M.

Stephen Chow to begin filming English movie 'Tai Chi' in June
Renowned comedy film-maker Stephen Chow will begin shooting his new film "Tai Chi" which features prominent Hollywood stars Jack Black and Anne Hathaway in the United States in June this year, said Hong Kong media reports.
"Tai Chi" will be based on the 1972 film "Way of the Dragon" starring Bruce Lee. It tells the story of a Chinese migrant in the US (played by Chow) who works as a dishwasher in Chinatown and hides his skills as a Tai Chi master. He is forced to stand up to gangsters who oppress his fellow migrants and later gets invited to start martial arts schools to share his knowledge.

Echoes of the Rainbow
HK film hits jackpot at end of rainbow in Berlin fest
Hong Kong's small to medium budget films are elbowing their way into the international arena with help from the Film Development Fund.
Echoes of the Rainbow, which won the Crystal Bear for best feature film at the Berlin Film Festival, is the second film partly bankrolled by the film to garner critical acclaim.
The first, Claustrophobia by director Ivy Ho Sai-hong, saw Karena Lam Ga-yan win the best actress award at last year's Chungmuro International Film Festival in Seoul.
The fund started off with a bang - its first beneficiary, McDull Kungfu Ding Ding Dong, was a mainland box-office hit in July.

"Au Revoir, Taipei” on Saturday beat 11 other Asian entries to win the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival (BIFF) 2010

Variety: About Her Brother (Otouto)(Japan)
Any resemblance between Yoji Yamada's 81st feature "About Her Brother" and Kon Ichikawa's 1960 masterpiece of the same name is purely incidental.

I could've been a yakuza: Japan film maker Takeshi Kitano
Lin Chi-ling to star as Takuya Kimura's lover in Japanese drama series

CRI: Doubts over Cao Tomb's Authenticity

AngelaBaby before plastic surgery in a photo discovered by a netizen.
Meanwhile, AngelaBaby was discounting rumors of secretly meeting Huang Xiaoming in Shanghai.

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