Wednesday, July 25, 2012

7.25.2012 - News [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)


Brigitte Jolie (Southcn)


CF: Brigitte Lin Comes Out of Retirement for Zhang Yimou's New Film
With the budget of 100 million yuan, the film features a host of strong cast members including singer Hu Ling, pianist Lang Lang and comedian Guo Degang. But more surprisingly, Lin will play alongside the Hollywood megastar Angelina Jolie.
Other reports still call it a false rumour. Wanda Pictures also denies it.  It is noted that Brigitte Lin, Angelina Jolie and Lang Lang's paychecks combined alone would blow the the budget. (Sina), 2
CF: Joan Chen Plays Plastic Surgeon in "Double Xposure"
CF: New Posters of Joan Chen's Absurd Comedy "Let It Be"

CF: Lau Ching-wan Overcomes Mandarin Barriers for "The Bullet Vanishes", (Sina)
CF:  Nicholas Tse and Sean Lau Refuse Stand-ins in "The Bullet Vanishes"

CF: "The Silent War" Releases New Posters
CF: Good-for-Nothing" Releases New Posters
The production company for "Good-for-Nothing Heroes" released three posters to promote their upcoming film
Lam Suet, Leni Lan (Lan Yan)

Christy Chung plays a buck-toothed single mother in "Good-for-Nothing Heroes"




Veteran actor Sun Honglei leads a Chinese version of "Leon: The Professional," starring opposite actress Wang Luodan.
The suspense romantic film "Sha Jie" is intensely shooting in Beijing. A new series of still shots have been released to drum up the interest of the audience.

Ni Ni (Sina)
 
The 12 Star Signs [Zodiac?] Micro Films Project is co-filmed by Lu Chuan, Wang Xiaoshuai, Teng Huatao ["Love is Not Blind"] and Hao Lei. Each will shoot three films.

Co-sponsored by Buick, but not your father's Buick
Wang Xiaoshuai's "Far Away" (on poster)/"So Far So Free"(on video)
 Sagittarius and the need for passion (!)


Lu Chuan's "Heart Direction"/"The Way to Heart" (on video) based on Libra - freedom to choose?




CF: Zhao Wei Joins Stanley Kwan's "Fang Lang Ji", (Sina)
Chinese movies to feature Toronto Int'l Film Festival
Stephen Fung's Tai Chi 0, a period martial arts film, will also be a premiere in North America.

Peng Bo in comedy "BMW Rhapsody" starring Jordan Chan (below)




BusinessWeek: Louis Vuitton Bags Defeating Jet Li Heroes in Hong Kong
“One LV bag is the equivalent of a full house of 150-200 seats”

CF: Jackie Chan, Feng Xiaogang Gathered at Li Bingbing's Family Event
The wedding was held by Huayi Bros' top actress Li Bingbing. The bride is Li's younger sister and a manager at Huayi. The couple registered as a couple in Las Vegas, Nevada two years ago.
Fashion magazine editor, Su Mang, Li Bingbing and sister, Li Xue

Li Bingbing and nephew, the "Little Prince"
Jackie and the wedding couple

CF: Jackie Chan Sings "Best Wishes from Beijing" Along with Another 176 Celebrities

CF: Aaron Kwok Presents Award to Prince Harry
MSN: Zhang Ziyi’s new romance revealed
The Chinese actress was said to be dating a Chinese host for the past year (Sina-slideshow)

MSN: Are wedding bells set to ring for Shu Qi and Stephen Fung?
"Do they really want me to get married so desperately?" Shu Qi questioned helplessly.MSN: Gigi Lai celebrates twin daughters’ birthdays
The heavily pregnant actress made a rare appearance in public for the special occasion
MSN: Nicholas Tse and Cecilia Cheung discuss business over a meal
MSN: Chinese star claims Deric Wan cheated her of money and love
A Chinese actress by the name of Wan Jiarong has shockingly claimed that Hong Kong actor Deric Wan is her ex-flame and cheated her of her money and love.
MSN: Is Eason Chan’s wife a party animal?


WaPo: Intense typhoon Vicente slamming Hong Kong (Jul 23)
The government of Hong Kong has issued its highest level typhoon warning for the city - known as the number 10 signal. Such a designation is reserved for storms expected to produce hurricane-force winds.
Hong Kong Book Fair Attracts 900,000 Visitors Despite Storm


Stanley Ho's relatives in the local news 
WaPo: Hong Kong tycoon Eric Hotung ordered to pay son Michael Hotung $1.2 million by Fairfax County jury
Son is illegitimate offspring of love affair with cousin Winnie Ho.
WaPo: Alleged crime ties may affect casino’s chances of coming to Prince George’s County
MGM Resorts is trying to open casino while reputation of Macau partner, Pansy Ho, is scrutinized.
When confronted with a similar question a couple of years ago, New Jersey, a state that is no stranger to organized crime, balked — leading to MGM’s expected exit from Atlantic City.

5 comments:

duriandave said...

I guess I shouldn't hold my breath just yet about Brigitte's comeback. In the meantime, I'll get excited about seeing a buck-toothed Christy Chung!

P.S. I saw at Cfensi that Starry Starry Night opened in New York and Seattle earlier this month. Have you heard anything about a wider release? I'm dying to see it on the big screen.

dleedlee said...

Brigitte Lin shouldn't be teasing us like that. :D

Have you heard anything about a wider release? I'm dying to see it on the big screen.

I see nothing on China Lion's site/Twitter/FB beyond NYC/Seattle. Curretnly plugging GF*BF, with Guei Lun-Mei, in August. Vulgaria is coming, too, I've read.

YTSL said...

I wonder what role, after all these years, would really tempt/get Brigitte Lin to come out of retirement...

And agree dleelee, Brigitte shouldn't be teasing us like this! ;S

duriandave said...

And isn't Painted Skin 2 also coming in August? I probably shouldn't be, but I'm eager to see it after watching the trailer.

dleedlee said...

I wonder what role, after all these years, would really tempt/get Brigitte Lin to come out of retirement...

Though I haven't seen either, I thought Maggie Cheung's cameo in Hot Summer Days and goddess in Ten Thousand Waves were nice choices. Maybe Brigitte could appear in a micro film first to reignite her chops? Tsui Hark, are you listening?

And isn't Painted Skin 2 also coming in August? I probably shouldn't be, but I'm eager to see it after watching the trailer

Mmmm, for me it'd be more out of obligation. These big budget epic films seem sure to disappoint. I'm more tempted by second-tier low-brow titles like Good-for-Nothing Hero(e)s, BMW Rhapsody, Million Dollar Croc, and Meet the In-Laws. :D