Thursday, April 28, 2011

4.28.2011 - News

CF: Cecilia Cheung, Xiao Shenyang to Play Wife and Husband
Joe Ma's The Lion Roars 2

Guan Yu rules
The Lost Bladesman reviewed

CF: 'Seal of Love' Making Waves
Produced to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the Revolution of 1911, "The Seal of Love" (vide. White Flower in Autumn) tells the story of the romance between well-known political leader Qu Qiubai and his wife Yang Zhihua...Starring Dou Xiao and Dong Jie...

The elephant in the room throughout the Beijing event was the Shanghai festival that celebrates its 14th edition in June. Key staff were in attendance to observe the better-financed rival, but were seemingly ignored. While Beijing rejoiced in its large delegation of festival presidents, there to witness and advise the new event, Shanghai was present but not invited to speak.

Susan Sarandon, Matt Dillon, Willem Dafoe and Marisa Tomei are all bound for China this June on a visit to the world’s fastest growing film market as guests of the 14th Shanghai International Film Festival, organizers said on Thursday.

Celebrity imitators including doubles for Andy Lau and Chow Yun-Fat (Wen Xiang)

After a few years' absence of what was once an annual summer tradition, 4 Star owner Frank Lee has once again ventured into the theater's crawlspace and come up with some forgotten gems of martial arts, action and erotica and cobbled together an Asian Movie Madness series to last through July.

Ung said he does not see Hollywood filmmaking or its tendency toward cliched happy endings as the pinnacle of success, and he admires the creativity of foreign films. He refers to Hong Kong films from the 1980s, which often end tragically and abruptly.
“I thought, ‘Wow, you can really end a film like this?’ You wouldn’t see this anywhere in an American screenwriting textbook,” Ung said. “These guys have guts.”

Documentary film "Xmas Without China" to tell new kind of story

Jacky Cheung sings the theme song for A Beautiful Life in the MV. (Sina)

Chow Yun-Fat, Ann Hui
Chow Yun-Fat presented the award for Outstanding Artistitic Contribution to director Ann Hui last night at the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards Presentation Ceremony. Joseph Koo received the Lifetime Achievement award. (Xinhua)

New poster for No. 32, B District a domestic horror film co-produced with Thailand

Fan Bingbing won the award for Best Actress at the Beijing Student Film Festival today. Yao Chen was voted Most Popular Actress, Feng Xiaogang, Most Popular Director, Wen Zhang, Most Popular Actor. Aftershock won the award for Best Picture and Ge You received the Best Actor award. (Sina)

Fan Bingbing - Best Actress
Yao Chen - Most Popular Actress

Zhang Ziyi (Apr.27)
Zhang Ziyi attended the opening reception of an exhibition of Ralph Lauren's collection of automobiles at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris. 

Ralph Lauren

Zhang Ziyi with Jean Todt, Michelle Yeoh and Jean Reno and wife, Nathalie Dyszkiewicz

Fan Bingbing, Yao Ming

Astronaut Yang Liwei, Fan Bingbing
Fan Bingbing, Yao Ming and Yang Liwei spoke about being representatives of China's national image at a cultural forum in Shanghai yesterday. (Xinhua), (Sina)

Chicken soup marriage proposal
Fan Bing Bing is the target of a very public marriage proposal from a man who claims he is not rich but is very good at making chicken soup, if billboards are anything to go by.
MSN: Isabella Leong spotted at a fast food joint with son
Netizens post pictures of the former Hong Kong actress online
The Taiwanese actress sudden weight gain sparks talks of pregnancy again

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