Wednesday, March 31, 2010

3.31.2010 - News


Screen Daily: Hong Kong International Film Festival chooses the High Life
Zhao Dayong’s The High Life picked up both the Silver Digital Award the FIPRESCI prize at the 34th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), while the Golden Digital Award went to Yang Heng’s Sun Spots.
The festival’s Asian Digital Competition encourages young filmmakers in Asia to explore the potential of digital media. Yang previously took the FIPRESCI prize at the 31st HKIFF for Betelnut.
The High Life, which follows a group of lost souls living in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, is Zhao’s feature debut.
Zhao Liang’s Petition took the Humanitarian Award for Documentaries
CRI: Aaron Kwok and Zhang Ziyi to Play AIDS Couple in 'The Era of Magic'
Chinese director's film evokes civil war's cost (Apart Together)
The Chinese director [Wang Quanan] said his next project will be a 100 million yuan ($14.6 million) adaptation of Chen Zhongshi's 1993 epic novel, "Bailuyuan," which follows the disputes between rival families in a Chinese village through three generations.
CRI: Tang Wei and Jacky Cheung Shoot Promotional Photos for Crossing Hennessy

Zhang Jingchu gets wired up for Flirting Scholar 2
Dion Lam promises new and innovative 'drifting' wire work. (HunanTV)

Lau Ching-Wan and wife, Amy Kwok, promote 3D TV

Xu Jinglei
Karen Mok
The first press screening of Go Lala Go! in Beijing has received generally positive reviews. Opens Apr.15.

Zhao Wei and CCTV host Liu Fangfei are allegedly involved in a graft case of a top official of the China Development Bank.

New "Mou" Girl - Jiang Ruijia


Shanghai TV reports that Zhang Ruijia, a sophmore drama student, has been picked by Zhang Yimou to star in his next film "Romance Under the Hawthorn Tree" (Haw's Love). Jiang Ruijia looks are described as very pure, standard oval (melon seed) face, wide forehead, and thin lips. (Xinhua)(Sina), (HunanTV)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Beauty On Duty - Hong Kong Premiere

(Mar.30) Hong Kong premiere of Beauty on Duty. Charlene Choi was dressed in muted greys again to match  her unhappy mood.

Charlene Choi

Sandra Ng

William Chan Wai-Ting

Eric Suen Yiu-Wai

Wong Jing


Future X-Cops - Taipei Premiere


Andy Lau

Andy Lau

Barbie Hsu, Xu Jiao, Andy Lau

Barbie Hsu

Mike Ho (He Jun-Xiang)

(Mar.30) (Sina)

3.30.2010 - News

Poster for the thriller Watchman/Watchmen 

Richie Jen, Wang Baoqiang, Tan Kai, Leon Lai
Beijing Premiere of Fire of Conscience (HunanTV)

Mi Cheng" ("Distant Thunder") recently opened in cinemas on the mainland. It is a horror, mystery and love story that uses special filming techniques to tell the uncanny and thrilling story of happiness and sadness among lower class people.
"Go, LaLa, Go" Aims to be China's No.1 Fashion Film

Ronald Cheng and Charlene Choi to divorce; possible third party involved
Sources said Charlene, one half of pop group Twins, was the one who strayed. The man in question is the son of a Shanghai tycoon and is about 30 years of age.
Appearing for Twins the following day in Mongkok, the 27-year-old revealed, sounding almost scorned, that she has an idea who ratted on the marriage secret. [According to reports, a Hong Kong newspaper received   a 'whistle-blower' letter in mid-March detailing the Ronald-Charlene marriage/divorce. The informer has been dubbed 'Goldfinger'.] (Xinhua), 2

Their first child, Lucas, who since his birth has been referred to as a 'prime-grade baby' thanks to his famous, photogenic parents, is now rumoured to be a genius with an IQ above 130.
CRI: Actor Wang Xueqi Files for Divorce
CRI: Zhang Yimou's 'Impression Da Hong Pao' Opens
Zhou Xun, UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, Visits Africa

Future X-Cops - Taipei Publicity Stop

(Mar.29) Future X-Cops publicity tour arrives in Taipei. Andy admitted he was concerned about the quality of the special effects in the beginning. But after seeing the initial clips he is confident that the quality is acceptable. Barbie Hsu also was worried before seeing tests but afterwards she compliments it as on par with Avatar.

Mike Ho/He Jun-Xiang, Andy Lau, Barbie Hsu, Chen Xiao-Feng

Andy Lau

Andy Lau

Barbie Hsu

Barbie Hsu

Barbie Hsu, Andy Lau

Mike Ho

Louis Koo, Zhou Xun Advert - Thailand

Louis Koo and Zhou Xun recently went to Thailand to shoot a fruit advert.


Monday, March 29, 2010

"Watchmen" Launched in Beijing

(Mar.29) A news conference to launch China's first major horror suspense drama, "Watchmen", was held in Beijing with the cast, crew and investors on hand. After working together in Ann Hui's Night and Fog, Simon Yam and Zhang Jingchu are reunited. Simon Yam plays a rice farmer, but further details were not disclosed to maintain suspense and mystery. Simon's farmer is said to be a catalyst for murder while Zhang Jingchu performs four dances in the opening to portray four emotions. Filming has already begun and the director teases that Zhang's dancing left the crew drooling. Huang Shengyi and Yu Shaoqun play a couple of college students.

Zhang Jingchu

Huang Shengyi

Simon Yam

Hao Lei

Simon Yam, Zhang Jingchu

Huang Shengyi, Simon Yam

Veteran Wei Zi

Chen Sicheng

Yu Shaoqun, Huang Shengyi

Director Fei Xing