Thursday, August 26, 2010

8.26.2010 - News

The film is about the romance between a fairy who has sweet smell but is an aphasiac and a young man from a wealthy family. The beautiful and innocent fairy saves the young man's life and eventually falls in love with him.

Long-limbed drama is surprisingly moving without being a simple tearjerker.
Contrary to expectations and the pre-release hype, Aftershock is neither a CGI-heavy disaster epic nor a melodramatic wallow.

Jackie's stepped into it again!
Jackie Chan draws flak for tweets on Manila hostage-taking
He said that the 11-hour standoff, which led to the death of hostage-taker Rolando Mendoza and 8 Hong Kong tourists, was also hard for the Filipino people, particularly the police.
"If they killed the guy sooner, they will say why not negotiate first? If they negotiate first, they ask why not kill the guy sooner? So sad," Chan tweeted.
Hong Kongers weren't very pleased with Chan's comments. Moments after, they set up a Facebook groups to criticize the actor, such as "Jackie Chan doesn't represent Hong Kong" and "Jackie Chan doesn't represent me."
WSJ: In Hong Kong, Tributes and Backlash Follow Hostage Deaths

Johnnie To is said to be ready to begin shooting a new film in November based on the recent real-life Chongqing anti-corruption crackdown. [At least one senior Chongqing official was executed.] A script has been submitted and awaiting final approval by the film review board. Casting possibilities include Sun Honglei and Tony Leung Chiu-Wai. (Sina) (Related)

Don Quixote poster featuring Paul Chun

Paul Chun feels lucky to watch process of making 3D movie

Passion, tension in Stool Pigeon
Guei Lun-Mei (Kwai Lun-Mei), Nicholast Tse

Duan Yihong - Wind Blast
Wind Blast, Let the Bullets Fly marks the return of manly men films aimed to attract both male and female audiences.

Wind Blast poster - Killers version features Francis Ng, Yu Nan

Yao Chen, Liu Ye

Yao Chen

Yao Chen and Liu Ye shoot a magazine spread ahead of their October release of Color Me Love directed by Alexi Tan (Blood Brothers) and produced by Terence Chang for Lion Rock Productions. (Sina)

SG: Vicki Zhao refuses to talk about marriage

Koni Lui - "Center gate wide open" dress draws flak
Gillian Chung: Do daring bed scenes? 'I haven't thought about it'
Three years ago, chugging beer and indulging in a passionate on-screen smooch with a co-star would probably stand no chance of making it onto Gillian Chung’s resume...
HKStandard: Blundering siege cops suspended

Fish with tongue caught in Guangdong!

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