Monday, January 31, 2011

1.31.2011 - News

ScreenDaily: What Women Want
This Chinese production features palpable chemistry between stars Andy Lau and Gong Li, but director Chen Daming’s film, like the original, is a great commercial hook in search of an equally clever story. (hkmdbnews)

"Ip Man 2": China's anti-Western kung fu phenomenon (Salon)
Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster" is now playing in New York and Los Angeles, with wider North American release to follow.

FBA: Fantôme, où es-tu? (2/10)
Lame ghost-cum-gender mish-mash that squanders its potential.

2010 was a busy year for Francis Ng...

GlobalTimes: My own movie
Much influenced by American sitcom-classic Friends, which had a huge fan base in China, My Own Swordsman centers on six characters whose relationships intertwine through friendship, family and romance, and is set in a hostel being managed in ancient China. With the same cast, director and screenwriter, the film version continues the initial's stories, while injecting today's social including house purchase and relocation, family finances and the "marriage crisis."

With winter vacation meaning there's a nation of children who need entertaining, three Chinese animation films are filling in this traditionally peak-time for box-office family fun: Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf (January 21), Old Master Q and Little Ocean Tiger (January 27) and Little Big Panda (February 3) are all scheduled for cinemas over the next four weeks.

Poster for Mr. and Mrs. Incredible
Opening Feb. 3

Louis Koo, Sandra Ng

I Love Hong Kong poster
Opening Jan. 31
Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Sandra Ng

Eric Tsang, Aarif Lee
(Sina), 2 3 4

Eva Jin Yimeng (Sophie's Revenge) is preparing for multiple Hollywood projects.

Charlene Choi at the Harbour City chocolate exhibition

Chrissie Chau taped a song for ATV's Spring Festival broadcast. Other guests include George Lam, Kay Tse and Hins Cheung. (Sina)

GlobalTimes: Publishing tycoon books divorce in New Year season
Yao Chen's divorce a case of Julia Roberts-Benjamin Bratt?
Yao Chen, Ling Xiaosu (Sina)

CNA: Cecilia Cheung saves woman from committing suicide
All's well ends well, indeed
CNA: Charlene Choi on her divorce: "This is not something to celebrate."
"I may not make enough to eat delicacies ever day, but I can earn enough for three square meals every day".

MSN: Mark Chao dropped from 'Black and White' promotional trail in Japan
Recently, the director's cut of Black & White DVD was released in Hong Kong. Every single copy was snapped up in a mere four minutes.
China red-faced after footage of new fighter 'was from Top Gun'
The footage showcasing the J-10 fighter, which showed an air-to-air missile destroying another jet, was aired last week during the main evening broadcast of the state-sponsored channel China Central Television.
Oldham said Ho had been coerced into reconciling with family members on live television on Wednesday, with the wheelchair-bound Ho struggling to read a giant cue card.

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