Monday, August 30, 2010

8.30.2010 - News

LATimes: Zhang Yimou remakes the Coen brothers' 'Blood Simple'
The result is the lush, slapstick 'A Women, a Gun and a Noodle Shop.' The film highlights the rise of Chinese cinema.
FBA: Woo to wage war in wide screen
John Woo will prepare his long in-development WWII epic Flying Tigers to be screened in the IMAX wide screen format.
Variety: Woo lives to make movies
Now if only someone would let him make a musical

Wang Lee Hom's first attempt at writing and directing a feature film, Love In Disguise, drew mixed reviews from critics but raves from fans.

CRI: Jackie Chan, Li Bingbing to Play Couple in New Film
Jackie Chan and Li Bingbing will play a couple in the upcoming historical film "The 1911 Revolution" (aka Xinhai Revolution).

New stills released of Detective Dee and The Mystery of the Phantom Flame
Carina Lau

Andy Lau

Li Bingbing

Deng Chao

(m1905.com)

Reporters learned that Zhang Yimou invited a group of friends into a small television editing room to watch a preview of Romance Under the Hawthorn Tree. Though the original novel brought numerous tears to readers, the film was described as touching but not overly sentimental. In addtion, much has been made of the young actress playing Quiet Autumn, Zhou Dongyu, but praise was lavished on the young boy played by Dou Xiao. According to one viewer, 'His performace was fine, pure, natural and simple. After the movie release, he will become a hit with young schoolgirls and thousands will fall in love with him.' (Sina)

Cast of A Chinese Ghost Story press conference at Changchun Film Festival
Liu Yifei, Yu Shaoqun

Kara Hui

Louis Fan Siu-Wong, Wang Danyi Li
Following Ip Man 2's May release this year, Wilson Yip is planning on a May 2011 release for A Chinese Ghost Story.

Anthony Wong has no opinion on Jackie's remarks


(Aug.28) Alan Tam, Hacken Lee, Raymond Lam, Wang Leehom and Twins performed in a concert to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the Macau Venetian.
Twins

Raymond Lam, Charlene Choi

Wang Leehom


Faye Wong, daughter Dou Jing Tong

Dou Jing Tong, Li Yapeng

Faye Wong's 13 year-old daughter is said to have inherited her mother's genes after she sang in public for the first time. Dou Jing Tong sang a song, I Need You, in English beginning a little tentatively at first but gaining strength as she continued. The occasion  was part of the 'Angel Fund Tour'.  Stepfather Li Yapeng and Dou Jing Tong and volunteers of the medical team of the Angel Fund to benefit children with free surgery to correct cleft lips were visiting a school in the town of Chifeng. After a day's activity and a few glasses of wine, the students performed singing and dancing around a bonfire party to welcome the distinguished guests. Then, Li Yapeng introduced Dou Jing Tong, 'Now I introduce to you a guest, she is my eldest daughter, Tong Tong. She will sing a song on stage for everyone, please give her a little applause.'  Afterwards, volunteers said her voice was crisp and sounded very much like her mother's. Li Yapeng said that three years ago Tong Tong asked for a set of electronic drums and he approved. Tong Tong is active in the orchestra and choir at school. (Xinhua), 2

Francis Ng spotted alone at Beijing airport

Aug.29 - Zhang Ziyi attending a celebrity dinner and auction organizned jointly by the Shanghai Love Foundation and Beijing Foundation for Disabled Persons.
Other guests included Huang Xiaoming, Pau Gasol, Jiang Wenli, Huang Yi, Gong Beibi, Liu Qian, Chen Luyu and many others.
Zhang Ziyi looks to have gained a little healthy weight


Pau Gasol

Huang Yi, Huang Xiaoming


Lin Miaoke (the Olympic girl), Sun Ming Ming

Magician Liu Qian

Liu Yan (the classical dancer who was paralyzed after a fall during a rehearsal for the Olympic Opening Ceremony)


Some felt there was nothing wrong with his tweets and expressed disappointment that he caved to pressure and apologised while others felt he should have been more careful with his words in the first place.

5 comments:

beyondasiaphilia said...

"Anthony Wong has no opinion on Jackie's remarks"
Really? That's gotta be a first.

"Francis Ng spotted alone at Beijing airport"
Thanks so much for the stalker photos! Hope Francis was able to find his luggage--
This is my favorite one, which I can't believe they bothered to publish:
http://news.xinhuanet.com/ent/2010-08/30/c_12500256_8.htm

dleedlee said...

Funny, but if Anthony Wong _doesn't_ have an opinion, it's news!

This is my favorite one, which I can't believe they bothered to publish:

Because editors know that women like the bootie shot. ;D

beyondasiaphilia said...

Alas, like many Chinese guys, Francis doesn't have a lot in the booty department.

Walter said...

It's nice to see Liu Yan, but it's still extremely sad what happened to her. She gave up her future for China.

dleedlee said...

V - So, I've been told. :D


Walter - I've always wondered whether Zhang Yimou made any financial contribution to her rehabilitation or welfare.