Friday, January 6, 2012

1.6.2012 - News [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)

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CRI: 'The Great Magician' Premieres in Hong Kong, (CF)
The film, set against the backdrop of early 20th century China, is about a magician, played by Tony Leung Chiu-wai, who returns to his home town only to find his childhood sweetheart, played by Zhou Xun, has become a concubine to a warlord (Sean Lau Ching-wan). The magician attempts to use his tricks and illusions to win back the heart of his love interest.
Carina Lau and Tony Leung at the premiere 
Zhou Xun (Sina-gallery)

CF: "Viral Factor" Actress Lin Peng in Harper's Bazaar's Short Film
The film explores the aesthetics of violence, interpreting them in a gothic way. Actress Lin uses her fighting spirit in "Reversion" and "Viral Factor" alike, presenting action-packed visuals.

CF: Release Date Confirmed for "Love in the Buff"
Director Peng reduced some sensitive plot elements but still kept the essential parts of the movie. "Dirty talk is part and parcel of Cantonese. We don't even mean to insult other people when we talk that way. So I had to keep some of the lines." He is very confident about the movie, appreciating the magnificent chemistry between the Hong Kong and Mainland actors.

"The Flowers of War" stayed at the top of the box office again this New Year holiday week, taking in $20.86 million over seven days. This highest-ever-budget movie has already become the top grossing Chinese film of 2011. And just like last week, "Flying Swords of Dragon Gate" was No. 2 in mainland and "Dear Enemy" was No. 3. 

On the set photos of  Yang Mi's latest movie, "A Brief Run", about parkour, starring Tian Liang and Mickey He Shengming.It's described as a inspirational public service movie about going for your dreams.
Mickey He, Yang Mi

Former Olympic diver Tian Liang, Qi Wei, Mickey He, Yang Mi

Shu Qi-Wang Lee-Hom
The Liberty Times speculated that the two spent their rumored Bali trip celebrating the critical success of Chinglish, a theatrical production by Chinese-American playwright David Henry Hwang that uses 11 of Wang’s songs. Time magazine placed it at number three in its list of last year’s top 10 Broadway shows.

While one tabloid has reported that Gaile had gone to San Francisco on Dec 26 to prepare for the birth of her baby, another magazine had claimed that the model had already miscarried.
In separate news, hubby Leon had recently bought a mansion in San Francisco, which is estimated to worth HK$4 million.
The new love nest is speculated to be a home for Gaile to nurse her pregnancy.

The model hinted that a celebrity almost ruined her relationship with hubby Daniel Wu
MSN: Cecilia Cheung to salvage marriage?
The Hong Kong actress was said to have sought help from a feng shui master
MSN: Nicholas Tse claims reconciliation with Cecilia Cheung is impossible
The actor denied the rumours, saying, "It's impossible [for us to reconcile]." Nicholas also jokingly said, "That's why I brought a gun today", before adding seriously, "Be good, don't believe [the rumour], it's not true."

Stamp marking China's Year of the Dragon provokes criticism that image is too ferocious
China’s Scary-Looking Dragon Stamp Sparks Debate
When asked if this year’s dragon stamp looked scary, Ms. Feng from the Beijing post office said, “It looks fierce, but since it’s the design of the one on the emperor’s robe, it actually looks more majestic.”

China's first dragon stamp - 1878

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