Friday, February 3, 2012

2.3.2012 - News [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)

TaipeiTimes: The Soul of Bread review
It may be a sugarcoated romantic comedy, but ‘The Soul of Bread’ exudes a small-town charm and boasts a lovable cast.
New directing talents Sean Kao and Lin Chun-yang make a respectable stab at romantic comedy with The Soul of Bread (愛的麵包魂). The result successfully revitalizes the overworked genre with Taiwanese idiosyncrasies and easily connects with audiences.
ChinaPost: The Soul of Bread review

All's Well Ends Well 2012 review
The actors all over-act. Their dialogue and even dressing are over-exaggerated, which all translates into pure adulterated silliness.
Eric Tsang hits right chord
I Love Hong Kong 2012 is a light-hearted comedy about the Kwok family, which is headed by Kwok Ching (Stanley Fung), a TV weatherman of 20 years who aspires to be a news anchor.
“The formula is always the same. It starts with a happy family, then arguments happen but, in the end, all the family members will be together again. The formula will never change as far as Lunar New Year comedies are concerned."
The film tells the story of three seemingly ordinary people, a bank teller, a small-time thug and an honest police inspector, who are all in dire need of money due to separate predicaments in their respective lives. A bag of stolen money worth 5 million dollars suddenly appears, putting all three in a difficult situation, forcing them to make soul searching decisions about the concepts of right and wrong.

The global premiere of the romance film "Romancing in Thin Air", the most recent project from director-writer duo Johnny To and Wai Ka-Fai, was held in Hong Kong, on February 2, 2012.

CF: New Photos of "Romancing in Thin Air" Out
"White Deer Plain", the only Chinese film to compete for the Golden Bear Award at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival, has released a collection of promotional stills in the run-up to the awards ceremony.
"Repeat, I Love You" poster with Cecilia Cheung, Kwon Sang-woo (Sina)

Posters for "The Floating Shadow" set in a women's prison
Jiang Wu costars

Character posters for Doze Niu's "Love" opening Valentine's Day

Amber Kuo, Eddie Peng, Ivy Chen

Ethan Ruan, Shu Qi, Doze Niu

Zhao Wei, Mark Chao (Sina)

Mainland poster for the Taiwan black comedy "Do You Follow Me" (aka "Bang Bang Formosa")

Betelnut beauty Tammy Chen fights Shanghai girl Yuan Xinyu

Yuan Xinyu (Sina)

Posters for "Nightclub School Hospital" (formerly "Night Club Suspense Tale" here)

Stills from thriller "Nightclub School Hospital"
Chrissie Chau, Van Fan Yi-chen

Opens Feb. 10 (Sina), 2

Zhang Jingchu celebrated her 32nd birthday on the set of "Dwelling on the Fuchun Mountains"

Pop king Jay Chou recently posed for Bazaar Men's Style magazine. 

TaipeiTimes: Pop Stop
Ella Chen, Andy Lau, Ethan Ruan, et al.

MSN: Joey Wong’s recent photo revealed
A netizen claiming to be the actress’s “sister” posted a picture of her online
SGYahoo: Eric Tsang beats Raymond Wong
Tsang claimed that veteran comedian, Stanley Fung's funny portrayal as Sir Kwok in "I Love Hong Kong 2012" was the main reason that won the heart of the Hong Kong audience and he even joked that Fung had officially became the nemesis of Donnie Yen, who played the main character in the latest instalment of "All's Well Ends Well" franchise.

This is not the first time Zhang Mo has been in trouble. He was expelled from The Central Academy of Drama in Beijing in 2004 after he assaulted a female classmate.
Huayi CEO Wang Zhonglei says Zhang Mo has not been replaced or had his scenes deleted in Feng Xiaogang's "Remembering 1942". His 13 day detention has impacted the shooting schedule. (Sina)

MSN: Joan Lin celebrates her 60th birthday
Son Jaycee Chan surprise the former actress with a performance
Jackie, who was busy filming in Japan, also took time out from work to attend the surprise event. He even stayed on to accompany wife Joan for the entire evening.

Cutting birthday cake

Rumours are that Aaron and his model girlfriend's wedding is to be taking place overseas
Chrissie Chau, one of Hong Kong's most famous pseudo-models, is set to star in the upcoming drama Beach Spikes.
Also touted by the media as "Million Dollar Babe", the 26-year old model-turned-actress is infamous for her TV commercial advertisement for Slim Beauty which saw her stripping down to her skimpy bikini walking on the streets of Hong Kong. She first made her name after clinching the 1st runner-up title as the 2002 Comics Festival 'Game Girl'.

A1: Hong Kong 'locust' ad angers mainland netizens
The full-page advert demanded action to stop mainland Chinese "infiltration" of the territory, showing a huge locust overlooking Hong Kong's skyline with the words "Hong Kongers have had enough!" and "This city is dying, you know?"
Many Hong Kongers also dislike the shadowy role that Beijing plays in local politics and the flashy displays of wealth by mainland Chinese tourists.

iPhone, iPad maker Terry Gou has an image problem

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