Tuesday, January 31, 2012

1.31.2012 - News [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)

FBA: Bona to introduce movie ratings to China
Jin Bo, marketing director of Bona Cineplex, stated that the in-house system — which could launch in late February — will only give guidance and will not enforce any age restrictions.

Film Review: All's Well Ends Well 2012
This entry has a bit more narrative cohesion, but at the expense of that "anything goes" humor that made the series so watchable.

SG: Dance Dance Dragon review

FBA: Dear Enemy review
The China rom-com goes global, with great chemistry between leads Xu Jinglei and Stanley Huang.

The story is set one hundred years ago, after the Xinhai Revolution. During the period of social upheaval, two important families in White Deer Village in Shaanxi province war over land ownership, with a woman caught between them.
A sweeping Chinese epic, "White Deer Plain", will round out the list of 18 films vying for gold at the 62nd Berlin film festival, organisers said on Tuesday.

Chinese Blockbuster 'Flowers of War' Leaves U.S. Audiences Cold
Flaying ‘Flowers’: An Example of Western Media’s Bias Against China (WSJ)

ChinaDaily: Yao Ming eying film business
Foreign media report that Jay Cohen, an American film producer, is setting up a film finance fund with Yao Ming, which has caught the attention of China's media and public.

Newly released poster for "Nightfall" starring Simon Yam and Nick Cheung. Film is now in post-production.
Earlier poster featuring a "wanted" Nick Cheung

Latest poster for "Crazy Dinner" starring Huang Bo, Liu Hua and Fan Wei which opened January 23.

"I Do" starring Li Bingbing, Duan Yihong and Sun Honglei opens February 10.
Newly released photos of Li Bingbing
With Duan Yihong

Pregnant Li Bingbing

"Nightclub Suspense Tales" opens Feb. 10
Chrissie Chau

Deng Jia Jia

Jill Hsu Jie-er (Sina)

Anthony Wong filming in Henan

Joey Wang turned 45 on January 30 and posted a recent picture for her fans in a surprise to her fan club.

Richard Mille celebrates the year of the dragon with a watch that not only pays tribute to the legendary creature, but also his personal friend, international kungfu superstar Jackie Chan. On the front of the RM 057, a dragon grips the tourbillon bridge in one of its claws, while on the back on the black onyx base plate, a round engraved Jackie Chan signature rotates once every 60 seconds in time with the tourbillon's rotation. Limited edition of 36 pieces in 18K red gold or white gold with a red gold dragon. (A1)

CNA: Ethan Ruan begins serving national service

Daniel Wu: I'm totally not a romantic person (A1)
Dumped in the middle of the highway on way to airport

The singer declares that she wants to arrange for her soon-to-be-born son to marry Andy’s daughter
MSN: Andy Lau and wife expecting a baby girl
Hong Kong singer Andy Lau was previously speculated to be expecting a baby boy with his wife. This may not be true anymore with the singer's recent announcement.

MSN: Carina Lau claims Margie Tsang was “lucky” to have dumped Tony Leung
SGYahoo: Fans protecting Ron Ng
Actress Viann Zhang has become the target of numerous allegations with rumours of skin grafting and providing escort services. Recently, explicit photos of Viann were found circulating widely online tarnishing the name of actor Ron Ng.
With rumors that Hong Kong actress, Maggie Cheungunderwent plastic surgery to still be viable in the Chinese movie industry, the 47-year-old made a comeback with saying she is undeterred by ageing.

Don’t look now, but TVs may again be made in U.S.
Believe It Or Not: TV Manufacturing Returning To The US
Of course, they first looked at Mexico, but eventually realized that it was actually a better deal to manufacture in the US, saying it's still cheaper on shipping both parts and final products and would allow the company to react faster to market changes. The company also believes they'll save money in training and retaining workers in the US. Who knows if there's more going on behind the scenes here, but considering how big a story it was when all TV manufacturing left the US, it's certainly noteworthy that (at least at one plant) it's come back from Asia.

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