Saturday, December 31, 2011

Chen Ran - Milan [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)

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More photos of Chen Ran, this time in color, taken during a recent Milan Fashion Week photo shoot.



Yao Ming - January GQ [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)

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Besides being the owner of his former club, the Shanghai Sharks, Yao Ming's latest venture, as well as enrolling as a college student, is in the wine business. Yao Ming Courts China's Wine Boom


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Derek Yee's "The Great Magician" opens January 12.

Zhou Xun, Lau Ching-Wan

Tony Leung Chiu-Wai demonstrates his Buddha's Palm technique

Tony Leung, Wu Gang


12.31.2011 - News [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)

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FBA: White Vengeance review
Impressive costume drama about two warring leaders loses the plot halfway.

THR: Flying Swords of Dragon Gate review
The Bottom Line
An effects-infatuated swordplay extravaganza with no down time.
CRI: 'Flying Swords of Dragon Gate' audio review
Director Tsui Hark has succeeded in creating a lasting impression on viewers with many of his wuxia films, including "New Dragon Gate Inn". But will his new film "Flying Swords of Dragon Gate" be as successful as its prequel?
Flying Swords of Dragon Gate: A new wu xia classic (CNA)
In sharp contrast to Peter Chan's cerebral martial arts film "Wu Xia", Tsui's "Flying Swords of Dragon Gate" is a much more traditional wu xia film that is more boisterous and less melodramatic.

CRI: Tibetan Antelope Poacher Arrested 17 Years after Murder of Official, (Variety)
Victim was subject of Lu Chuan's "Kekexili: Mountain Patrol"

Orange Sky-Golden Harvest announced a series of classic film remakes for 2012. The first film will be the Cecilia Cheung-Richie Jen "Fly Me to Polaris". No casting has been made yet. Also on the list of planned remakes: Stephen Chow's "Fight Back to School", "Tokyo Raiders" and "Marry a Rich Man". (Sina)

CF: Shu Qi to Challenge Morality in "The Second Woman"
Shu Qi, best actress of the Golden Horse Awards, plays twin sisters who fall in love with a stage actor portrayed by Shawn Yue. The two sisters struggle with the discovery that they've slept with the same man.
THR: Christian Bale's 'Flowers of War' Already Top-Grossing Chinese Film of 2011
"Laughing Gor: Turning Point 2" sees Laughing Gor go undercover as a prison inmate, to investigate the death of a police officer.

And last week (51)
“The Flowers of War” bested “Flying Swords of Dragon Gate” at the mainland box office over first four-day run, by both admissions and box office income. Zhang Yimou's “The Flowers of War” opened to the No.1 place of mainland box office with $24.07 million over four days, while Tsui Hark's “Flying Swords of Dragon Gate”, which opened 4-hour earlier on the same day last Thursday, seconded the ranking with $22.42 million by Sunday night.

APA: Best of 2011: Chinese Films
Let the Bullets Fly, The Flowers of War, Love is Not Blind, and Piano in a Factory are amongst the best Chinese films of 2011.

"Love in the Buff" officially wrapped up shooting in Hong Kong on Christmas.

The movie is co-produced by Thailand and Hong Kong, China. Yue performs as a villain in the movie who going after a journalist and trying to kill her in order to keep his crime a secret.

Newly released stills from Johnnie To's "Romancing in Thin Air" featuring Louis Koo and Sammi Cheng.

Doomsday romantic comedy, "Love Shock" (lit. 2012 Is Coming), opens today. The film's stars are from the Mainland, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan: Tanaka Chie, Wong You-Nam, Cheung Tat-Ming, Huang Xiaolei, Jung Hsiang, Li Jing, and Lee Seong-hyun.

"The Great Magician" opens January 12. (Sina)

Vivian Hsu promotes "Puss in Boots" for which she dubbed her voice.

Zhang Jingchu poses for a photo spread featured in the December issue of the lifestyle magazine "Femina".
Director Sun Zhou's latest romance "I Do" released a batch of new still photos featuring four leading actresses of the movie recently. Up and coming actress Li Bingbing performs as the leading character in the movie -- a left-over business woman who insists to find her true love disregarding her growing age and the pressure from her parents
Li Bingbing and Sun Honglei, lead actors of the soon-to-be-released urban fashion romance "I Do", posed for a photo shoot for a renowned fashion magazine in promoting their new movie.

Is Viann Zhang Xinyu an absentminded person, or a crafty starlet staking out her territory so as to boost her career in the entertainment business?

Jackie Chan has 3 new TV commericals for V8 juice. Caught one the other day but can't remember which one. Here they are on

MSN: Miriam Yeung may be having a baby boy
While Miriam is elated with her pregnancy, she is also fraught with worries.
In an earlier test, the singer was told that her baby faces a high risk of Down Syndrome. The singer has been advised to take a further test. However the test comes with an average risk of 1% of having a miscarriage.
Bolin and Lun-mei met on the set of Blue Gate Crossing 10 years ago. In the movie, they played a pair of lovers, who did not end up together in the end.
[Sweet! Finally, just watched Blue Gate Crossing last week!]
The Taiwanese singer jokingly grumbled that filming movie ‘The Viral Factor’ was like toying with his life.
It was rumoured that despite having her own manager, Hannah needs to get the green light from Jay before accepting a job. She is also not allowed to wear revealing clothes, or be intimate with other male celebrities on set.

China says man dies of bird flu
The 39-year-old bus driver living in Shenzhen, just across the border from Hong Kong, developed symptoms on December 21 and was admitted to a hospital on December 25 because of severe pneumonia, the official Xinhua news agency said.
He died in the early afternoon of multiple organ failure, having tested positive for the H5N1 virus, the report added.

China says its most wanted man admits crimes (Canada Lai)
Beijing had sought the deportation of Lai Changxing for years, accusing him of running a multi-billion dollar smuggling ring in the southeastern city of Xiamen in the 1990s in one of China's biggest political scandals in decades.
2009: China's most-wanted man hopes to sell real estate here