Friday, June 29, 2012

Yue Song is "The King of the Streets" [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)

Poster for "The King of the Streets"
Produced, directed, written and starring martial artist Yue Song. The film promises bone-crunching action.

Yue Song

Some self-made videos of Yue Song on YouTube

Skip to :38 if you're the impatient sort


6.29.2012 - News [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)

CF: Jackie Chan Lining Up English-Language Action Comedy
Based on an original idea of Chan's, the story is a two-hander action comedy featuring a detective (Chan) who must track down an American gambler that has skipped out on his debt owed to a Macau casino syndicate. The settings include Hong Kong, Macau, Eastern Europe and mainland China.

THR: 'Matrix' Fight Choreographer Talks Working With Keanu Reeves, Jackie Chan
Yuen Woo-Ping is being honored at the Paris Cinema Film Festival and is currently working on Reeves' directorial debut.

CF: "Painted Skin 2" Grosses 6 Million at First Round of Screening
"Painted Skin: The Resurrection" is screened only in 3D currently.
CF: Stars Promote "Naked Soldier" in Beijing
CF: Cast and Crew Promote "The Zodiac Mystery" in Beijing

ChinaDaily: Chinese films stuck in the past
No wonder, the world's impression of China still focuses on the "cultural revolution" (1966-76), men's long braids typical of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and foot binding. Those indeed are representative of China's past, but other parts are often neglected, and the true stories of China and its people have long been misread. The varnished and sometimes demonized images simply hold the real China back from the rest of the world.

Micro News
Zhou Xun

Stills from a media set visit in Beijing for the latest celebrity micro film, "I Know You", starring Zhou Xun and Jing Bo-Ran. Produced by Pang Ho-Cheung, Wing Shya directs from a script by Jody Luk ("Love in the Buff"). In the fantasy romance, Zhou Xun plays three roles, as a teacher, a beautician and a doctor, as well as an alien who like to eat Earth's food. Jing Bo-Ran plays a chef. The film was shown to the media in Beijing. Wing Shya explained that the film explores the love and trust of city people and expresses the yearning for the simple life.

Latest character posters for "Wu Dang"
Vincent Zhao

Yang Mi

Xu Jiao

Fan Siu-Wong (Sina)

Poster for "Very Kidnappers", a black comedy that reunites Jiang Wu and Zhang Mo from "Let the Bullets Fly"

Wu Zhenlin, Zhang Mo

Tang Wei and director Kim Tae-Yong attend the Hong Kong premiere of "Late Autumn". Hyun Bin was absent due to work commitments. Asked for a reaction to Edison Chen's recent declaration of love for her, Tang Wei was unwilling to give a positive response. She gave thanks to all friends and fans who like her. An staff member came to her aid and dragged her off.

In more Edison weirdness: Perhaps to try and distract attention from Tang Wei fans urging him to let go of their idol, he posted a black and white image of the back of Chow Yun-Fat from "God of Gamblers" with the words, "I am also in love with him, someone can help me to tell him?" The two posts received over 40,000 comments. Many of Tang’s fans have already responded, asking the notorious lothario to give Tang a break and leave her alone, and suggesting that he has been watching Lust/Caution and wants to make a sequel with himself as the star. (TaipeiTimes)

You gotta check yourself, before you wreck yourself
(Sina-gallery), 2

Angelababy formally joined Huayi Brothers where her rumoured boyfriend Huang Xiaoming is already signed.
Jing Bo-Ran, Angelababy

Angelababy, Huayi Brothers CEO Wang Zhonglei (r) (Sina)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

6.27.2012 - News [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)

FBA: Black & White Episode I: The Dawn of Assault review
Taiwan's first action blockbuster is a fiasco, redeemed only by Mainland comic Huang Bo.

CF:Acclaimed Actor Chen Qiang Dies at 94
[The article doesn't mention it but he is the father of Chen Peisi. And I highly recommend "Father and Son's Car" and "The Silly Manager", as well as "Make Ten Million", all of which feature the pair in wry comedies before the boomtimes in China surfaced.]
Chen Peisi, Chen Qiang in "Silly Manager" 
"Magician's Adventure" (1962) (Sina), 2

More promotional stuff for "The Four" directed by Gordon Chan and Janet Chun

Liu Yifei

Origins of Riverdance revealed!

Anthony Wong and Wu Xiubo square off

Jiang Yiyan's got back

Jiang Yiyan

Wu Xiubo

Wu Xiubo, Jiang Yiyan (Sina), 2

Poster for "Painted Skin 2"/"Painted Skin: The Resurrection"

Look for Josie Ho in "Open Grave" directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego

Reading her script (and texting her agent?)

The haunting thriller sets six individuals waking up together next to a grave of rotting bodies in the middle of nowhere. None of them knows how they got there. Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego, who helmed Apollo 18, is directing. ( (Sina)

Today is Tony Leung Chiu-Wai's 50th birthday and Carina Lau posted this photo of him yesterday. Last year, she wrote, "Master, happy birthday to you!". This year, "Blissful silence can also be gentle. Happy Birthday".

And a few more from Carina's weibo
Tony and Jacky Cheung

Tony and Kenny Bee

Carina, Tony, Brigitte Lin

Couples - Jacky, Tony, May Lo (Law Mei-Mei), Carina

Happy birthday! Thanks you all for coming! U guys rock the party!!!

Edison Chen posted another picture of Tang Wei on his weibo with no comment other than Sharing picture, Creepy, dude.

MSN: Joey Yung asks for personal space in hand-written letter
SGYahoo: Michelle Reis removed eight benign tumours