Monday, February 14, 2011

2.14.2011 - News

Variety: Stool Pigeon review
Compelling Hong Kong police meller offers a judicious blend of gritty morality and frisky action.
Variety: Sacrfice review
An emotionally fertile exploration of paternal love and revenge, and a welcome return to form for Chen Kaige.
THR: Battle Royale 3D: Berlin Review
3D conversion of a classic teen massacre thriller raises the gore level.

Variety: Taiwan movie biz rides high
Commercial focus has production, grosses on upswing
CRI: Johnnie To's New Film to Hit Screens on Mar. 31
(Don't Go Breaking My Heart/Single Men and Women)
The film has passed the review at the film bureau without any changes being made.

Valentine's Day edition of poster with stills
Johnnie To directs kissing scene
Sparks fly between Gao Yuanyuan and Daniel Wu

Film director Zhao Liang and producer Gu Changwei attended a press conference to discuss the film on February 12 in Beijing.

Gu Changwei
Zhao Liang, Gu Changwei (Sina)

THR: TF1 Taking 'Wu Xia' to France (Berlin)
TF1 has taken French rights to Peter Ho-Sun Chan's new action film Wu Xia from We Pictures.
The film, starring Donnie Yen, Takeshi Kaneshiro andTang Wei also features a cameo by One-Armed Swordsman star Jimmy Wang Yu, his first on-screen appearance in 18 years. Wu Xia is currently in post and is set for release this summer.
FBA: Wu Xia adds French sale
Wu Xia is set for delivery by late spring and is slated for wide release in summer 2011.

ScreenDaily: Buyers hopping for hot Chinese animation Rabbit
Tianjin Film Studio off to a roaring start with Legend Of A Rabbit.
To keep a promise to a dying Kung Fu master on the run, a humble farmhouse Rabbit must step out of the kitchen, and take on ancient Beijing’s baddest Panda in order to save the fate of China’s Kung Fu Academy forever.

Stills from The Lost Bladesman
“Film is the realest fantasy world. It is fiction, but it is the most realistic. The me in the film is fictional, but the work of acting makes me realistic. Typically, people do not think deeply about themselves, so they do not really know what they should do or who they are. It is different for an actor. You think about the role, and you develop reality."

Tang Wei, Hyun Bin attend the premiere of Late Autumn in Seoul

First concept drawings of The Sorceror and The White Snake released to coincide with Valentine's Day.

Aarif Lee, Eric Tsang

Bosco Wong, Koni Lui
Eric Tsang and the cast of I Love Hong Kong promoted the film in Guangzhou and celebrated topping rival film All's Well Ends Well 2011 at the box office.

Li Bingbing: "Shameless narcissism on the beach to celebrate the New Year"

Kitaro and Jane Zhang attending the Grammy Awards

Kitaro was nominated for Best New Age Album but did not win.
Pink Stretch Hummer arrival

GlobalTimes: The missing pieces of the broken mirror of celebrity marriage
On the Yao Chen-Ling Xiaosu divorce, double, double, toil and trouble.

MSN: Andy Lau coaxes wife with mushy gestures
The Hong Kong actor revealed how he shares Valentine’s Day with his wife

MSN: Royston Tan hopes to release a new movie at the end of the year


Walter said...

Hmm... might be interesting watching "Battle Royale" in 3D. One of my friends who loves Asian things says "that's the funniest movie ever!". :P

I barely recognized Betty Sun Li in that photo. She looked totally different in "Fearless" compared to her character in "Painted Skin".

I hope Jane Zhang had a nice time at the Grammy Awards; hopefully she will be nominated for a movie song down the road and perform as Coco Lee did for "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon" at the Oscars someday.

Poor Selina. Hope she will continue to recover. :(

dleedlee said...

re: Jane Zhang
They went to the Grammys together last year, too. 2.3.2010

I don't care if she is nominated for the Oscars. I wonder if she will get less assignments now that she has left Huayi. Shang Wenjie is getting the gigs now, it seems.