Thursday, August 11, 2011

8.11.2011 - News

ScreenDaily: Celestial steps into online gaming with My Kingdom Game
Earlier this year Celestial announced to hold a screenplay contest in to select new Chinese filmmakers for Shaw Brothers movie remakes. So far, the top six stories have been selected and developed into full-length scripts. [1.18.2011]

Another comic heartwarmer from the team behind Woohoo!, but mellower and more didactic.

In the 1970s and early 1980s, Hong Kong's Hui brothers found success with comedies which focused on working-class folk and their hare-brained get-rich-quick schemes.
Fortune Buddies employs that same formula, but without success. Actor-hosts Louis Yuen, Wong Cho Lam and Johnson Lee share an easy chemistry and have that will-do-anything-for-a-laugh spirit.
Despite this, Buddies is only intermittently amusing. The Mandarin dub of the original Cantonese dialogue probably did not help, either.
From the recent Hong Kong premiere
Eric Tsang

Johnson Lee Sze-Chit Wong Chau-Nam, Louis Yuen

Samantha Ko Hoi-Ning

Set in today's modern society, the 2011 version is neither a remake nor a sequel of the original, instead claiming that it simply borrows the comedy spirit from the 1993 classic.

"Hey*Shop", a horror comedy wraps up with a Beijing press conference. Director Ji Zhaoxin could not attend. The film is being readied for a Halloween release.
Cheung Tat-Ming

Athena Chu

Li Fei-er

Athena Chu, Cheung Tat-Ming, Liao Jian
Athena Chu choks

Lin Chi-ling has been maligned for her attempts at acting and singing, but the supermodel may have finally established herself as a bona fide thespian by appearing in a theatrical adaptation of Red Cliff in Tokyo.
Plus, the usual weddings, birthdays, and divorces.
Lin Chi-Ling on Tokyo stage 

A few days ago, Taiwanese singer A-Mei turned 39 years old.


Walter said...

Poor Lin Chi-ling. I don't mind her baby voice - some of the TV commercials (and TV newscasters) and women singing traditional songs still use the baby voice. I think she'll capture people's attention with or without her baby voice. :)

They had the Red Cliff play at The National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing (the "egg"), but I don't think Lin Chi-ling was in it.

dleedlee said...

Some of the Chinese reports I read said that Lin Chi-Ling learned to speak from her "pubic area". Presumably, it actually meant her abdomen.