Wednesday, April 6, 2011

4.6.2011 - News

ChinaHush: "No more time-travel drama", authority says it disrespects history
From the end of last year, the time-travel themed drama is becoming more and more popular. Most of these time-travel dramas are based on real historical stories but with many newly added, and usually exaggerated elements to make it funny and more attractive.

Refined perfs and atmospheric naturalism offer pleasurable compensations in "Return Ticket," an overpacked Taiwanese-Chinese co-production. Pic's solid premise taps into the overworked, underpaid underbelly of Shanghai, but breaks down due to too many characters and less-than-clear plot development.[With Qin Hailu, Li Bingbing.]

Comic heartwarmer set in a Chinese-Malay fishing village is both engaging and unpretentious.

"Perfect Rivals" revolves around two families headed by Chen Hao (Ha Yu) and Zhen Mei Mei (Irene Ang) that run rival Bah Kwa stores.
Ha Yu repeatedly steals the show as the affable yet stubborn Chen Hao.
The Hong Kong television veteran knows exactly when to ramp up the drama or bring on the laughs in every single scene he appears in. It never feels forced whether he is trying to make the audience laugh or make them cry.
Ha Yu's comedic timing is impeccable and really shines when paired up with fellow Hong Kong veteran Michelle Yim for one one the film's funniest scenes.

Liu Yifei has been announced as a cast member for Daniel Lee's White Vengeance.
She joins Leon Lai, Jordan Chan, Anthony Wong and Zhang Hanyu as confirmed cast members.

Hong Kong media reports that Chow Yun-Fat and Fan Bingbing are going to star in a China-Japan-South Korea co-production about Yang Guifei with Korean director, Kwak Jae-Yong (My Sassy Girl, Windstruck) at the helm. Japanese actor Shun Oguri is also named in the cast. Contacted by the press, Fan Bingbing denied the report. An announcement in Beijing later this month with details is also in the reports. (Xinhua), (Sina)

Betty Sun Li - The Lost Bladesman
Betty Sun Li's absence from promotional activities has led to rumors that she has been 'frozen' because she is pregnant. Another theory is that because her character is the only fictional one, her role is subversive to conventional history. (Sina)  

Guo Tao and Lee Kin-Yan in Deadly Will (Sina-gallery)

Kent Cheng

Kent Cheng has just begun shooting an updated version of Hail the Judge for TV

Chow Yun-Fat 

Chow Yun-Fat went on a photo field trip in Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province last month to shoot pictures of the rapeseed fields. This is the third time he's visited scenic Wuyuan. Having visited once in winter and twice in spring, Chow hopes to come during autumn to capture the autumn leaves of Wuyuan. Prior to this visit, Chow contacted the local photography club and made arrangements for travel, hospitality and security. (Sina)

The Chinese model was romantically linked to Hong Kong actor Raymond Lam

"3D Sex And Zen: Extreme Ecstasy" executive producer Stephen Shiu Jr. wants Mavis Pan Shuang Shuang for the sequel, according to Chinese reports.
Shiu was quoted as saying "These days, many people have praised the well-endowed and smoking hot Pan. People want to see her in a film."

The former Hong Kong actress is reportedly making a trip back to Hong Kong with her eldest son
Charmaine had been involved in three previous car accidents and have had her driving license suspended twice.
Just when speculation is rife over recent rumours of a Hong Kong actor who contracted HIV, male stars have come forward with complaints of sexual harassment from a gay colleague.
Counter-culture legend Bob Dylan was set to make his long-awaited China debut Wednesday, finally getting approval to bring his charged songs of protest and struggle to a nation bent on quelling dissent.
State media are widely covering Dylan's concerts, with the current edition of the influential Lifeweek magazine doing a cover story on the soon-to-be 70-year-old singer entitled "The Answer Is Still Blowin' in the Wind".
Bob Dylan will play the Worker's Gymnasium in central Beijing before a show in Shanghai on Friday and two more in Hong Kong next week -- commemorating his first major performance on April 11, 1961 in New York, promoters said. (Yahoo)

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