Monday, July 9, 2012

7.9.2012 - News [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)

FBA: Design of Death review
Boisterous black village comedy is flawed by a weak structure and lack of a strong central core.
Offbeat portrait of a teenage lesbian crush marks a promising directorial debut. 
Biopic of 1930s Chinese writer Xiao Hong looks fabulous but lacks involving drama. 
Island mystery is an interesting calling-card for a first-time director.  
Slick, engaging thriller blends cars, crime and characterisation in a fresh way. 

TimeOutHK: Tony Leung Ka-Fai interview

It is based on a true crime in which the youngest brother of a rural family was murdered and the killer fled. Five older brothers searched half the country and finally caught him.

Poster for documentary about the making of Lu Chuan's "City of Life and Death"
"Matters of Life and Death"  (Sina)

Caught in the Web, a new film by Chinese mainland director Chen Kaige, is a movie about the online human flesh search. Premiering on July 6, the professional return of Chen after his focus on historical films and the topic of web violence are both becoming trending topics.

Qiao Renliang plays the leading role of Peng Da, a rag man who accidentally becomes the new boss of a luxury hotel. Lam Suet portrays Peng Da's best friend
Directed by Fu Yong and starring Francis Ng, Lam Suet, Qiao Renliang, Kent Cheng,Christy Chung and Zhou Weitong,

 Stills of Wong Jing/Marco Mak's "Naked Soldier" featuring Sammo Hung and Anthony Wong
Sammo Hung

Anthony Wong

Anthony Wong, Ankie Beilke

CF: Descent into Obscurity
The Hundred Flowers, Golden Rooster and Huabiao Awards become irrelevant.
The movie will be released in North America in 3D and 3D/IMAX formats on September 14.

Stills of Maggie Cheung and Cherie Chung in Yonfan's 1988 "Last Romance"

Cherie Chung, last week, at an event in Admiralty

For several years, the paparazzi have been trying to nail down photographic evidence of a romance between director Leon Dai and actress Guey Lun-mei.

Nicholas, who will be headlining two action movies this year, Story of the White Haired Demoness 3D and Special Rescue Squad, is said to have visited the physician to get his health back on track before filming commences for his new movies.
Has Brigitte Lin split from husband Michael Ying?
The 57-year-old’s inability to produce a son has led to speculations that she has split from her husband


Anonymous said...

Oh Francis--not another crappy low-budget movie : (
Hope you pull out of your slump with Shanghai!

dleedlee said...

Maybe he's just 'gone fishing up north'? Anyway, sometimes the best movies are the ones that you have the lowest expectatins for. :D