Friday, July 29, 2011

7.29.2011 - News

ChinaPost: The Killer Who Never Kills review
Another Taiwanese singer has made his movie debut: Jam Hsiao. The popular entertainer stars as a sympathetic contract killer who saves lives, but fails short of saving his first feature film “The Killer Who Never Kills”

CF: Two Chinese Films Compete for the Golden Lion
Festival organizers announced yesterday that Hong Kong director Ann Hui's drama "A Simple Life" and Taiwanese director Wei Desheng's epic film "Seediq Bale" will compete with 20 other films for the top award during the 11-day event which runs from August 31 to September 10.
Tony Ching Siu-Tung's imminent fantasy movie "It's Love" will open the Screening Section of the 68th Venice International Film Festival.
Deannie Ip - A Simple Life

Deannie Ip and Ann Hui (Sina)

CF: Time to Celebrate the 1911 Revolution with Sun Film
Produced by Central Pictures Corporation and directed by Wang Caitao, the movie "Sun Yat-sen," a long-awaited tribute to that other anniversary this year, the centenary of the 1911 revolution, will tell the heroic story of the founder of the Republic of China. Singer and actor Han Geng plays Sun's secretary, Hu Hanmin.
MSN: Cecilia Cheung and Donnie Yen are the new Mr. and Mrs. Smith
CNA: Donnie Yen and Cecilia Cheung to star in "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" remake
Filming for "Assassin Couple" is scheduled to begin in March next year.

Xiao Shenyang and Cecilia Cheung in a scene from The Lion Roars 2
  (Sina), 2, 3

According to the Venice International Film Festival site the version of Seediq Bale shown will be 135 minutes long. The international two-part version seen in a preview by festival director Marco Muller is reported to be two and a half hours long. (Sina), 2

A few more stills of Huang Yi in The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake (Qiu Jin)
Huang Yi

Anthony Wong, Lam Suet, Huang Yi
One of Qiu Jin's descendants, a nephew, has complained about her depiction based on the script. He said it does not respect the facts and portrays her in a vulgar light. [Maybe he's angling for a consulting fee?]

Louis Koo suffers yet another injury on his right leg, sparking concerns that he might not be able to star in historical epic "Saving General Yang".
Major Chinese dailies also reported that the Weibo accounts of Chinese artistes Tang Wei and Ge You were terminated after they condemned the authorities over the train crash in China.
Model Kibby "Blueberry" Lau is upset with alleged boyfriend Raymond Lam Fung because he is denying they are a couple to the media.
Tavia Yeung is being called a Pinnochio, not only because of her longer nose but because the actress is denying any surgical enhancement to it
In the past, Mavis has come forward to single Raymond out as a love rat.

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