Thursday, September 5, 2013

9.5.2013 Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)

Eddie Peng Yu-Yan as Wong Fei-Hong, photographed by Wing Shya, for Roy Chow's "Rise of the Legend"

NYT: In ‘Tiny Times’ Movies, Material Girls Have a Nation Tsking
“The controversy is bigger than I anticipated,” Mr. Guo said.

And the breakout hit from last year's inaugural project, the Tsai Ming-Liang-directed Walker, picked up the Best Narrative Short Film Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival and qualified for Oscar competition, the company said in a statement...Walker examines the past, present and future of Hong Kong through an elderly monk's silent, slow walk through the city's bustling streets.

Odds and Ends

  • Ning Hao announced a new project (literally "Death-defying Encounter") starring "Lost in Thailand" Huang Bo and Xu Zheng. Ning Hao stated that instead of being a"crazy" film, the film will be a "healing" film, as in broken hearts. Filming begins in October. (Sina), 2
  • Jiang Wen will unveil a restored version of his 1994 "In the Heat of the Sun" at the Venice Film Festival. (Sina), 2
  • Tian Zhangzhuang will restart his oft-delayed "Yang Kwei-Fei" starring Fan Bingbing and Leon Lai Ming. Joan Chen,Wu Gang and Wu Chun are confirmed for the South Korean-China co-production. Zhang Yimou will also be lending a directorial hand. (Sina)
  • 25 year-old Isabella Leong returns to film next year after a six year absence in Sylvia Chang's upcoming "Nian Nian" ("Obsessed"?). Isabella plays a painter to Joseph Chang's boxer. (Sina), 2
  • "The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom", a retelling of the tale of "The Bride With White Hair", released the first posters featuring leads Fan Bingbing and Huang Xiaoming at the Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by Jacob Cheung Chi-Leung, a Lunar New Year release is planned. (Sina)

The Pang Brothers "Out of Inferno 3D" release has been moved up to Sept. 30.
Louis Koo, Lau Ching-Wan and Angelica Lee Sinjie headline the cast. (Sina)

Sun Zhou ("I Do") will direct Wang Baoqiang, Xiao Shenyang and Chapman To in "Impossible", a North-South comedy due for 2014 release.

Silent Witness Posters, Stills, MV [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)


Sun Honglei and Deng Jia-Jia play father and daughter in the fast-paced thriller "Silent Witness". Sun's bride dies on their wedding day and his daughter is the main suspect. Yu Nan is hired for the defense and Aaron Kwok plays the prosecutor. It opens on Sept. 13.

Deng Jia-Jia

Sun Honglei

Music Video
(Sina), 2

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

More Yin Xishui [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)


A few more additional videos of singer Yin Xishui. Yin sings the theme song for "My Lucky Star" and was plucked to fame after appearing on Hunan Satellite TV's reality talent program.The guest judges for this edition of X Factor: China's Strongest Voice were: Eason Chan, Zhang Ziyi, Lo Ta-Yu, and Zheng Jun.

Zhang Ziyi, Yin Xishui

Zhang Ziyi (CRI)

The mentor/judges: Eason Chan, Zhang Ziyi, Lo Ta-Yu, Zhang Jun

"Beijing, Beijing"

A classic Teresa Teng ballad, "I Only Care About You"

 Caution, may induce flashbacks to Hullabaloo and Shindig (huh?)
Computer: Reference to 60's-era television shows featuring teen-oriented music, mop-topped bands, and go-go dancers. Contributed to the downfall of 20th century Western civilization, eventually transmogrifying into 'twerking'.


 About 1:25 in, Yin Xishui moves on to the next level

"Let Go and Love", by Taiwan's Dick and Cowboy

"Think Too Much"
A song by Taiwan singer Nicky Lee who is of Korean-American descent


"You Get Me Drunk"

Monday, September 2, 2013

My Lucky Star - Posters, Trailers, MV, etc [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)


"My Lucky Star" opens Sept. 17. Here are new character posters of the leads, Zhang Ziyi and Wang Leehom, plus trailers below.

MV - "Free Flying"
The singer is 22 year-old Yin Xishui, a contestant on Hunan TV Satellite's X Factor program. Zhang Ziyi was Yin's mentor which also included Eason Chan and Lo Ta-Yu. After his elimination, Zhang invited Yin to sing the theme song for "My Lucky Star". [More Yin Xishui in an upcoming post.]

If Zhang Ziyi can dance in those heels, she has more gongfu than Gong Er in "The Grandmaster"!

Zhang Ziyi, Lo Ta-Yu; Yin Xishui, upper right (Source)

Behind the scenes: the glamour of movie-making

Li Na: Got Rice? [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)


I'm steaming, now !!!

Fueled With Rice, Li Na Marches Into U.S. Open Quarterfinals

Yao Ming Stars in Micro Film "Price of Love – No Drunk Driving" [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)


Photos from Aug. 25 Shanghai premiere

A physical manifestation of Yao's pledge against drinking and driving

Yao and wife, Ye Li, who also appears in the film, celebrate their 6th wedding anniversary at the premiere

Free steering wheels for everyone!   (Source)

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