Friday, May 6, 2011

5.6.2011 - News

CRI: "Love for Life" (Zui Ai) Premieres Thursday
A grand premiere was held in Beijing on Thursday, May 5, for director Gu Changwei's AIDS-themed feature film, "Love For Life"(Zui Ai)[vide. Till Death Do Us Part] starring Aaron Kwok and Zhang Ziyi,

HKStandard: Sex in a new dimension - Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy
The big gripe doing the rounds is that it does not live up to the promise of the title. That's the grumble from hard-porn- hardened youngsters who paid the HK$100 ticket price to gaze at it on one of 73 screens in Hong Kong.
"Why would a porn flick show more piercing cries rather than moans of ecstasy? Why would a porn flick turn into a horror movie? Why would it contain head explosions, disembowelment and dismemberment? I watch porn because I want to see people having sex, not murdering each other."
"Asking them to pay a hundred bucks was unfair to them," he [Stephen Shiu] says. "I've just realized that."

"Vegetate" directed by Wang Jing was the biggest winner of the night, including best picture, best sceenplay, best actor and actress.

In previous versions, Liu Ye and Tang Wei were on the right

No Party for Tang Wei. All traces of Tang Wei have been removed from the official website for The Founding of a Party, including videos and stills according to reports from netizens. (Sina)

Poster for North American release, May 20, of A Beautiful Life (Sina)

Andrew Lau, Shu Qi and Liu Ye met the media for interviews to promote A Beautiful Life.


(Sina), 2, 3, 4

Tsui Hark personally inscribed the calligraphy on the limited-edition fans promoting Flying Swords of Dragon Gate to be given away at the Bona Film Group banquet at the Cannes Film Festival later this month.

Twins are in Queensland, Australia to shoot a MV commemorating their 10th anniversary. Here, in a seafood restaurant posted on their weibo.

Huang Yi

Huang Yi (l), Chen Lu Yu (c), Zhou Xun (r)
Huang Yi was invited to be an ambassador for disaster prevention and relief by the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs at the Great Hall of the People.  (Sina)

Such is his popularity that Hui has been commandeered by the Hong Kong government to join the election committee which chooses the city's chief executive while he also sits on China's National People's Congress -- a rare honour for man who makes a living out of poking fun at society.
Although Hui has not made a film since "Rob-B-Hood" alongside Jackie Chan in 2006 he says he has been inspired now by recent happenings both at home and abroad to start writing again.

CF: Donnie Yen Covers "Fashion Weekly"

Director James Lee has begun shooting for his upcoming martial arts comedy "Petaling Street Warrior" in a small street with ancient buildings at Siputeh, Ipoh

The House of Dancing Water" is the latest brainchild of veteran Vegas show-maker Franco Dragone, the director of Cirque du Soleil's most prestigious shows in the 1990s.

Drugs, money, mother-in-law

In other news, Jay, who is currently in Malaysia filming The Viral Factor, secretly cut his hair short to achieve a rugged look for his new role. When his new on-set image was exposed, fans praised him for looking more mature and manly.


Anonymous said...

Looking forward to A Beautiful Life. I'm going to see it with my Mandarin class as a field trip. :)

dleedlee said...

Cool, I'm looking forward to it, too. It sounds like a weepie, though, so be prepared and bring a hankie!

Walter said...

"No Party for Tang Wei. All traces of Tang Wei have been removed from the official website for The Founding of a Party, including videos and stills according to reports from netizens."


Those are some high heels for Huang Yi!

dleedlee said...


Ditto, after all, what's the point?
I guess the old rules still apply. This recent comment gives a hint:

Liu says, in the 1980s, it was not just an ability to act and a face that was similar to a political leader that was required. The individual also had to be politically correct and was put through checks of his personal and family backgrounds.

These days, he says, there are no longer political checks, but the actor should not be tainted by scandals and must be accepted by the family of the political leader.

Full article

Those are some high heels for Huang Yi!

Naw! :D