Thursday, July 15, 2010

7.15.2010 - News

APA: Why Am I Doing This?
A buddy comedy about a struggling actor and comedian, Tom Huang's Why Am I Doing This? should appeal to young adults going through existential crises due to the struggling economy.
Variety: Ong Bak 3
Too much contemplation and not enough demonstration sends Thai-socky "Ong Bak 3" slumping to the canvas. Latest and reportedly final installment lacks the emotional clout that would compensate for the meager footage of martial-arts superman/co-helmer Tony Jaa beating the daylights out of all comers.
[Formerly HKMagazine]La Comédie Humaine
“La Comédie Humaine” is mainly a vehicle for the two leading actors but if that’s what the filmmakers planned, then at least the two-man show is brilliant.

APA: Lessons on Film: interview with director Feng Xiaoning
Director Feng Xiaoning (Super Typhoon, Red River Valley, Purple Sunset) was a guest at UCLA's film series.
Andy Lau, Gong Li (Sina)

CRI: Andy Lau, Gong Li Tell the Media 'What Women Want'
Previous reports suggested that Mel Gibson, who starred in the original version of the movie, was likely to make a guest appearance in the Chinese remake. [Maybe not anymore.] (Xinhua-slide show)

Xinhua: Feng Xiaogang faces Aftershock ambush
Aftershock previewed Sunday night in Tangshan and premiered Tuesday in Beijing and while its content received positive reviews, its overtly-commercial nature, did not.
Movie critic Liu Bangbang says Feng Xiaogang's IMAX disaster film "Aftershock" is not about showing off special effects.

Panda wars shaping up for 2011

Gordon Chan denied yesterday's reported list of cast members for Painted Skin 2. Only Huang Xiaoming and Betty Sun Li have been acknowledged. (Xinhua)

Huo Siyan, Gong Xinliang, Barbie Hsu, Richie Jen
Beijing trailer release event for Dragon and Phoenix Inn
Law Kar-Ying

Aaron Kwok's theme song for City Under Siege 'How to Forget' has been released

Faye Wong, Jackie Chan endorsed shampoo dangerous?

Jackie Chan's string of failed endorsements


Not So Pseudo
Forget the books. Here are the real stars of the summer. Introducing the ever-controversial “leng mo.”
[Today's starting lineup: Chrissie Chau, Angelababy, A.Lin, Dada,Donut,Evelyn Choi! Let's get ready to model!!!]
The Book Fair's controversial decision to ban pseudo-models this year has led many to question why the popular fair has suddenly become the city's moral authority.

The three-hour Mayday concert at Gibson Amphitheatre featured a solid night of fan favorites that drew from the band's extensive discography.
In their first trip to Los Angeles, Hong Kong-based singers Khalil Fong and Fiona Sit string together a concert held together by cover songs.
“Brother Seven” on the history of iconic Cantonese restaurant Fook Lam Moon
For more than 40 years, “Brother Seven” Chui Wai-kwan has been managing the kitchens of Fook Lam Moon, the iconic Cantonese haute cuisine restaurant serving the city’s rich and famous.
'Star Wars' on a subway car

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