Thursday, January 13, 2011

1.13.2010 - News

THR: Let the Bullets Fly
A rollicking Chinese western directed with cinematic gumption.
A smashing martial arts extravaganza dented by crude nationalism. [Look for a theatrical release in the US this month.]
THR: Sacrifice
A classical historical drama of grand passions and humanity.
Michel Gondry's "The Green Hornet" reinvents the retro vigilante, delivering the goods for a punchy 3D breakout.

CNN: China's Woody Allen on turning a disaster into a hit
Film director Feng Xiaogang may have made China's biggest box office hit, the disaster movie, "Aftershock", but he built his reputation in comedies, comparing himself to American director, Woody Allen.
Fox International Productions and China Lion Film Distribution said Wednesday they will release the Mandarin-language martial arts film The Butcher, The Chef and The Swordsman on March 17 in North America, Australia and New Zealand, simultaneously with its premiere in China.

THR: Chinese Delegation Touring Hollywood in Search of Box-Office Success
Five Chinese film veterans and ambitious newcomers are seeking to hire Hollywood help to achieve their goal: exportable movies.

CRI: Daniel Wu, Gao Yuanyuan Promote New Film (Don't Go Breaking My Heart/Single Men and Women)

CRI: Stanley Kwan to Put Han Han's Novel on Big Screen
CRI: Jiang Wen Plays Cao Cao in New Film (Lost Bladesman)

Fan Bingbing
Fan Bingbing's first foreign film has been released in France this week. The all-English language film, Stretch, is directed by Charles de Meaux and required Fan to cram to learn English. This is the same production that David Carradine was shooting in Thailand when he died. (Xinhua)

Li Yuchun, Andrew Lau
(Jan.12) Andrew Lau directed and co-starred with Li Yuchun in a 15-minute musical film called 'Prologue'. The premiere event was held in Beijing with screenings planned for Chengdu, Changsha, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Lau praised Li as a 'female version of Jay Chou'. (Sina)

Videos: Making of Shaolin (8) (YouTube) (Thanks, to Valerie)

MSN: Aaron Kwok denies his engagement with Lynn Hung
MSN: Selina Jen to return home for Lunar New Year
The S.H.E member will host a media conference to thank the people who showed concern for her during the ordeal


Walter said...

Li Yuchun did a nice job in "Bodyguards and Assassins". It looked like she really knew how to use the Chain whip (maybe she does???).

dleedlee said...

I _still_ haven't seen Bodyguards yet but it's on my list! I'm running about 2 years behind these days. :D