Tuesday, June 29, 2010

6.29.2010 - News

City Under Siege poster
Film opens in Hong Kong Aug.12 (Sina)

THR: Daniel Wu hopes to export HK success to Hollywood
"I find that Americans still have a very big stereotype toward what Asians are, and I don't feel a need to perpetuate that stereotype. So when a good character comes along, I'm all for it. I'm ready. I'd be very open to it," Wu said.
Variety: Love in a Puff
A lighter-than-air yarn about two cheerful nicotine enthusiasts, Hong Kong romancer "Love in a Puff" is an unfiltered delight. Pang Ho-cheung gets the balance exactly right with this well-realized vehicle for Miriam Yeung and Shawn Yue, which also plays like a poem to that most cinematic of vices, smoking. http://hkmdb.com/news/?p=5642

CRI: "Shanghai"
Hollywood producer Mike Medavoy said that a good film should touch people emotionally. It was proved in his latest work "Shanghai".
Goofy treasure-hunting comedy is a cross between Crazy Stone and A Simple Noodle Story.

Taiwan musician Giong Lim held a press conference last week in Beijing to promote the background music for Jia Zhangke's "I Wish I Knew", a dedicated film for the Shanghai World Expo 2010. [hkmdb]
Liu Ye plays a well-off man who is bored with his married life until he bumps into his first love played by Gao Yuanyuan.
Liu Ye, Gao Yuanyuan

A press conference for the action thriller "Triple Tap" was held in Beijing on June 28th. (Sina)

Beijing premiere

Li Bingbing
In the film, Li portrays a manager at a financial company. When Yee was asked to describe Li in real life, he said Li was strong, but inside she was a tender woman. As soon as the voice faded, a tear came out of Li's eyes. "It's very touching that the director understands me," explained Li.

Unfortunately, "Triple Tap" could not capitalise on this intriguing premise. Yee made his big reveal somewhere in the middle of the film, completely shutting down the suspense of finding out what actually transpired during the robbery and who was behind it.

Cecilia Cheung - Shanghai
Cecilia will begin work on Derek Yee's film with Tony Leung Chiu-Wai in February.

Endorsement appearance

Stephen Fung - Fantastic Water Babes

Alex Fong Lik-Sun, Stephen Fung

Stephen Fung (Sina)

Alec Su (left), director Zhang Fanfan during a media visit to the set

Alec Su

Alec Su, Pace Wu

Pace Wu in character

The Hidden Chamber of Secrets, a mystery film about serial murders, stars Alec Su and Pace Wu is currently filming in Beijing. He plays a novelist, she plays his wife. The story of horror takes place within 24 hours in a locked house with 8 people. One by one they die. Zhang Fanfan directs the film scheduled to open Oct. 29. (Sina)

Fan Bingbing

Li Bingbing - Trends Health cover

Hong Kong celebrity Michelle Reis in the family way
Ex-Hong Kong actress Michelle Reis was seen coming out of the gynaecologist's office recently, leading to speculation that she was preparing to get pregnant, according to a report in U-Weekly.

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