Monday, June 28, 2010

6.28.2010 - News

Lessons from 'The Karate Kid' -- Japan out, America down, China on the rise

Meat Grinder (Thailand)
Imagine Joerg Buttgereit's early movies remade by Wong Kar Wai and you're halfway there.

Pic introduces its title character -- plump, middle-aged Buss (Mai Charoenpura) -- when a young guy from the country arrives to meet his fiancee, Aoi, who's been working at Buss' noodle shop. Buss tells him Aoi ran off with her husband; after inviting him in, she chops off one of his legs, nails him to the floor by his fingers and then stuffs him, still alive, with herbs...Original Thai title roughly means "Carve Before Tasting."  (Variety) Now available on DVD. ;D

THR: China media regulator cited for misuse of funds
SARFT named China's second-most corrupt agency
  • On Monday, an online chart illustrating the annual audit and naming SARFT -- and the No. 1 and No. 3 offenders, the State Bureau of Survey and Mapping and the Ministry of Culture -- had disappeared from the China Daily's Web site, apparently nixed by censors.
  • SARFT and the Ministry of Culture both already are under international pressure to loosen their control of the import and distribution of cultural content. The pressure comes largely from the Motion Picture Association and the World Trade Organization, which in November ruled China was in violation of free trade.

Shu Qi and Aaron Kwok in City Under Siege
CJ7 The Cartoon posters

Movie opens July 9

Stephen Chow

Stephen Chow and Xu Jiao have been quietly filming commercials for CJ7: The Cartoon.
While in Changsha, Hunan Chow reportedly visited Mao Zedong's former home.

Edison Chen is Disney-friendly

Edison Chen's Clot and Disney collaborate in Shanghai on a new line of clothing.
Commerce makes for strange bedfellows.

Looking like they just stepped out of an advert, Michelle Reis and her husband were spotted hand in hand in Macau celebrating her 40th birthday. (Xinhua)

Chrissie Chau

Attending a breast cancer self examination event Chrissie called the Book Fair banning by the Trade Development Council hypocritical. She said she considered appealing the ban but softened her stand.

Gillian Chung's appearance was 'disappeared' from the popular Changsha, Hunan TV program 'Happy Camp' broadcast. The program which also featured fellow Fantastic Water Babes' Jeff Lau, Stephen Fung and Alex Fong Lik-Sun deleted all references to Gillian. Taped earlier, all traces of her were eliminated according to reports despite official previews saying that Gillian would appear for a few minutes. According to  those involved in the taping Gillian introduced the film plot, and performed a dance. There was no mention of the 'photo-gate' incident so the reason for her removal were not clear. A call to Hunan TV's chief editor was not returned. (Xinhua)

Cecilia Cheung spotted at the Hong Kong International Airport heading to Shanghai

Tony Leung Chiu-Wai posted a photo showing his 48th birthday celebration at home.
Wife Carina Lau was recently implicated in a developing real estate scandal in Chongqing.

Adrien Brody, Zhang Ziyi - Los Angeles

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