Friday, June 24, 2011

6.24.2011 - News

Donnie Yen: The Last Action Hero (WSJ)

WSJ: Zhang Ziyi’s Favorite Films

FBA: Rest on Your Shoulder review
Magical romantic fantasy is better suited for ingenuous youngsters than picky adults.

Variety: Mr. Tree review
A character study masquerades as social commentary without succeeding as either in Han Jie's "Mr. Tree."

Variety: Beginning of the Great Revival review
A Chinese propaganda film without the heavy dogma and dour treatment that would have been expected a generation ago, "Beginning of the Great Revival" is a slick and lavish historical epic charting the 1921 formation of the Chinese Communist Party.
A worthy history lesson on the founding of the Chinese Communist Party with only partially entertaining aspects.
Epoch Times is pro-Falun Gong publication

Three lives clash in the Taiwanese crime thriller “Make Up”when a closeted music teacher takes her life, leaving a trail of unanswered questions for a make-up artist, a psychiatrist and a detective to follow.

The Pretending Lovers opens today (Sina)

Veteran actor Chen Kuan-Tai is working on a new martial arts film (lit. Assassin) now under production. The film is being described by director, Miao Shu, as a Warring States version of Infernal Affairs. Ricky Lau Koon-Wai is producing. The story involves rival kings sending assassins to each other.

Ricky Lau

Miao Shu, opening lens ceremony

Chen Kuan-Tai

Chen Kuan-Tai and director Miao Shu

Zhou Yichen

Jiang Chao

Jiang Chao
Leung Kar-Yan
Zhou Yichen, Dong Zhihua
(Sina), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

The actress, who is currently working in Germany, claimed that Nicholas is a frequent liar. She added that he was the person behind the attacks on her, in order not to transfer any properties to her.Cecilia Cheung breaks silence over marital woes
Cecilia Cheung has broken her silence on her marital woes, and in an explosive interview with Oriental Daily News, told her husband Nicholas Tse to stop pretending to be a good man, good husband and good father.
"Even up until yesterday, right before I got on the plane, he was still secretly 'releasing' information to the public. I truly couldn't stand it anymore and felt that I needed to come out and say something."

I’ve been married to him for 5 years and have known him since I was 18 years old – of course I know what type of person he is! All this time, he has always projected the image of being ‘cool’ and ‘suave’, wearing his sunglasses all the time and such. I once asked him why he always wears sunglasses, to which he replied that with the sunglasses on, people can’t tell whether he is lying or telling the truth! So him getting ‘Best Actor’ is truly ‘deserving’ then! (Q and A with Cecilia, translated)

Airport security guards for Ceci's departure (Xinhua)

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