Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Blocked - Beijing Press Conference

(Aug.30) Photos from a press conference in Beijing for Blocked (lit. Traffic Jam), a collection of stories with action, comedy, fantasy, suspense and black humor. Film opens in China on Oct. 14. Interestingly, all of the characters names are names of classic films, e.g., Francis Ng's is Rashomon.

Director A Nian (Ah Nian)

Francis Ng

Baha Guli, a Uighur model 

Chen Zhipeng (Banny Chan)

Ge Si-Ran

Wu Jun-Yu
Collar adjustment

Baha Guli

Ni Dahong, Ge Si-Ran

Various posters

An alternate English title?

Ni Dahong in a still from Blocked

(Sina), 2, 3

8.31.2011 - News

WSJ: How Asia Stacks Up at the Venice Film Festival

CF: "Love in Space" Stars on Press Conference
Guei Lun-Mei, Eason Chan

Poster of Leon Lai for Daniel Lee's White Vengeance

Jordan Chan

Andy On Chi-Kit

Feng Shaofeng

Anthony Wong

Liu Yifei

Zhang Hanyu

She responds to speculations on her marriage to Tony Leung and talks about her conceiving problems

Cecilia Cheung on cover of Face magazine (Sina)

Woman Knight of Mirror Lake (Qiu Jin) - Stills

More stills from Herman Yau's upcoming Woman Knight of Mirror Lake

Rose Chan

Qiu Jin (Huang Yi) studying in Japan

Pat Ha Man-Chik and Huang Yi

Huang Yi teaches Rose Chan

Rose Chan, Pat Ha Man-Chik

Rose Chan


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

8.30.2011 - News

Variety: 'Nanjing' China's most expensive pic
With a war chest of $94 million, Zhang Yimou's latest project "Heroes of Nanjing" is the most expensive movie ever made in China and marks a bold attempt by the leading Chinese helmer to transform the biz here, bringing in Hollywood star Christian Bale and aiming to appeal to both overseas and domestic auds.

The picture, shortened to 150 minutes from its original four-plus hours for an international audience, is scheduled to make its world debut at 5 p.m.

Most of the major awards were shared by multiple winners.

A group of photos featuring Chinese actor Han Geng and Brunei actor Wu Chun in the film "My Kingdom."

Poster for One Wrong Step (lit. Bottomless Pit)
The mainland film is a comedy with suspense about the bottomless pit of desire.

Angelababy, Rene Liu and Guei Lun-Mei appear on a Sina program to talk Love is Space


More fuel to the fire: Tony Leung Ka-Fai was seen walking on the streets of Beijing with a young woman before returning to an apartment together. The woman seems to be the same one he was spotted dining with a few weeks ago.

Monday, August 29, 2011

8.29.2011 - News

WSJ: The Talents of Giddens Ko
Giddens Ko is one of Taiwan’s most prolific and popular novelists. Now, he’s turning his creative talents into box-office gold.
FBA: Apple still ripe at Taipei BO

FBA: Red Light Revolution review
Light character comedy centred on a Beijing sex shop transcends its modest budget on all levels.

Character posters for Gao Xiaosong's My Kingdom
Barbie Hsu

Han Geng

Wu Chun (Sina)

Tong Liya on new poster for horror film The Purple House/The House

Producer Yang Zi and Huang Shengyi attend a press conference for the release of the theme song for It's Love/The Sorcerer and the White Snake.

CF: Movie Stars Shine at 14th Huabiao Awards Ceremony

Kara Hui and Tang Wei walk the red carpet together

Best Overseas Actress, Sandra Ng ("Echoes of the Rainbow") and Actor, Chow Yun-Fat ("Confucius")

A teary Sandra Ng
Zhou Dongyu - Outstanding New Actress ("Under the Hawthorn Tree")
Zhou Dongyu, Dou Xiao

Aftershock won three awards including Best Feature Film and Best Actress
Feng Xiaogang

Best Actress, Xu Fan (Sina)

Wong Kar-Wai, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen represent The Grandmasters

Zhang Ziyi (Sina), 2

Twins (Sina)

Sammi Chen, Peter Lam (Sina)

Jackie Chan on the red carpet (Sina)

Gong Li (Sina)

Tang Wei (Sina)

CF: Actress Fan Bingbing Graces CHENMAN Magazine
September Esquire (Sina-slideshow)

MSN: Cecilia Cheung goes on leave to spend time with sons
It was reported that the actress will be on leave for 10 days to deal with Lucas’ school matters
The actress comments on her intimate photo with Edison for the first time

The British brand behind the famous Phantom says it’s producing a line of limited-edition cars celebrating the upcoming year of the dragon.