Saturday, April 24, 2010

4.24.2010 - News

DVD Review: Epic Chinese film of the Revolution combines propaganda and history (New Zealand)
In contrast The Founding of a Republic, which has just been released on DVD concentrates on the wider context of a major war. While it is a propaganda film it is not exactly what you would expect as a semi official version of the 60th anniversary of the creation of the Chinese Republic. It takes an almost documentary approach to the Chinese Civil War and the formation of the Republic and there is a sense of honesty about it.

WSJ: Pang Ho-Cheung Finds An Extreme ‘Dream Home’
Hong Kong’s notoriously sky-high property prices can be downright shocking, but for director Pang Ho-cheung it’s an inspiration for his new film: a horror movie.

Charlene Choi

Nick Cheung, Charlene Choi

At an appearance with Nick Cheung in Causeway Bay, Charlene Choi denied reports that she was leaving Emperor and switching to Huayi Brothers or her own company. She said that she still had a long time remaining on her contract with Emperor. Charlene was also asked if feared that the company would 'freeze' her, to which she didn't reply. (Sina)

Chrissie Chau promotes Iron Man 2 in Tsim Sha Tsui

Ekin Cheng and Miriam Yeung attend an anti-drug essay writing contest promotion

Michael Hui was the MC for the event
Hui was questioned about being in trouble with his wife after being seen recently in a car with another woman. He called the reports nonsense.
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Glenn, kenixfan said...

Of course Charlene was five minutes from my hotel and I missed it! UGH!

ewaffle said...

I had missed this completely--sounds great: "Call it the thinking-man’s slasher movie with a macabre twist".

I think I will also call it "must see". Pang Ho-Cheung directing Josie Ho is close to self-recommending.