Monday, December 5, 2011

12.5.2011 - News [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)

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FBA: Treasure Hunt review
An okay kid's adventure comedy, shot in China, from the Wong Jing factory.

Chinese take on My Sassy Girl is wafer-thin but gets by on its two leads' charm.

FBA: 72 Martyrs review
Initially promising drama of a 1911 China uprising let down by a weaker second half.

FBA: I Phone You review
Given the amount of time the audience is to spend with Jiang [Yiyan]'s stranded Ling, the script wisely spends a good 20 minutes building her character at home with her job (a bubbly flower-girl) and easygoing girl friends. By the time she arrives in Berlin, the viewer already knows she's a typical young Chongqing woman — practical, determined, life-loving, chance-taking. So, as she tries to survive 48 hours in a foreign city with just a mobile phone but no passport, money or a word of German, there's at least a semi-believable element to the story.

The teaser features the beginning of the movie when about 20 Chinese soldiers fight a large number of Japanese invaders to save a group of schoolgirls.
Dynamic version of international poster

New "Allure of Tears" poster featuring the cast of the second story released
The cast includes Dennis Chan, writer Lawrence Cheng and Jung Hsiang in addition to Gigi Leung and Richie Jen

In a Beijing press conference yesterday, Louis Fan Siu-Wong was introduced as one of the villains of Tsui Hark's "Flying Swords of Dragon Gate in 3D".

Tsui Hark, Louis Fan

Chen Kaige's micro film "Searching" wrapped up shooting in Ningbo.
Yao Chen, Deng Chao (Sina-gallery)

Fans designed their own posters for Johnnie To's "Romancing in Thin Air" based on recently released concept poster and publicity stills. The impressive fan posters were themed to represent the four seasons.
Original concept poster

Fan made posters




Publicity still (Sina-gallery)(CNYahoo)

(Dec.5) Beijing press conference for Derek Yee's "The Great Magician" opening January 12.
Zhou Xun, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai

Wu Gang, Yan Ni, Zhou Xun, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai

Zhou Xun, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai

Posters for "No Liar, No Cry" a comedy about gold fever set in the Gobi Desert.

Cherrie Ying

Wu Gang

Yue Xiuqing

Zhang Xinyu (Sina) (Review)

Lately, it was said that Rose's master Master Sin is currently the target of triads.[!]
Sin Chew Daily reported that the sexual harassment scandal involving Hong Kong actress Rose Chan and two senior actors had escalated...Police, who got wind of the assassination attempt, arrested four people and seized three toy guns.
Many credit wing chun’s renewed popularity to a series of films about Yip Man, one of the art’s greatest “sifus", or teachers, and most famously the man who turned Lee from street fighter to martial arts legend.

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