Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Vivian Hsu, Huang Xiaoming in "Saving Mother Robot" [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)


Vivian Hsu plays a single mother trying to raise her 8 year-old son, Tiger (Ah Duan). Tiger frequently fantasizes that his mother turns into a robot. Boss Eric Tsang sends Vivian off to assist an eccentric photographer, Huang Xiaoming, who obsessively searches for UFOs. Looks fun. Opens Aug. 9.

Vivian Hsu

Huang Xiaoming

Child actor Ah Duan, Huang Xiaoming



MV features Vivian Hsu singing the theme song

Xu Jiao and "Mr. Go" [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)


Earlier this month, the Chinese press reported that Xu Jiao's film career will, at least temporarily, be on hold as she relocates to the US to attend high school (in Chicago, living with a host family) and, eventually, university. While this might be the last film for the "Chinese Shirley Temple" (okay, I made that up - I think) for the near future, Xu Jiao (Josie Xu) told interviewers that she might consider scripts while she is living overseas. Another film with Xu Jiao, starring Vivian Hsu and Alan Kuo, "Rhythm of the Rain" will not be released until next year. (Sina)

Variety: ‘Mr Go’ Seeks Korean-Chinese Homerun Double
Costing some $25 million to produce, the film is a hybrid live action/CGI comedy-drama about a Chinese gorilla who becomes a super-sized hero in Korea’s professional baseball league.

"Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon" Posters [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)


International Edition

International Edition

Young Detective Dee - Character Posters [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)


Three years later and I still haven't watched Tsui Hark's "Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame". Not sure if I even have an unopened DVD lying around. (Blu-ray - what's that?). Anyway, "Detective Dee: The Prequel", formally "Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon", again helmed by Hark, hits the big screen September 28 (in 3D, natch) . This time around, Taiwan heartthrob Mark Chao plays a 21 year-old Dee, Angelababy and William Feng Shaofeng head the cast. and Carina Lau returns as Empress Wu. Below, a few character posters to whet your appetite.

Mark Chao You-Ting - Young Detective Dee


Feng Shaofeng

Carina Lau

Kenny Lin/Lin Geng-Xin

Kim Beom