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Postby dleedlee » Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:51 pm

Red Cliff Part 2 posters for Taiwan
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/m/c/2008-12-12/12142293206.shtml

Lady Cop & Papa Crook to open in China Christmas Eve
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http://ent.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show. ... 395/1.html

Zhang Ziyi a homicidal maniac in The Horseman
Costars with Dennis Quaid
Premieres Jan.23 in Italy
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/m/f/2008-12-12/10132292972.shtml

Beggar So stills
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Zhao Wen-Zhuo
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Li Liegong
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Guo xiaodong (smiling)
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/m/c/2008-12-12/03292292620.shtml (more)

Ip Man Shanghai premiere
Sammo, Donnie Yen
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Lynn Hung, Fan Siu-Wong
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Wong Yau-Nam, Producer Raymond Wong
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Director Wilson Yip
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/m/c/2008-12-12/10472293039.shtml (more)

Ip Man review by Paul Fonoroff (SCMP)
http://www.kfccinema.com/xtemplex/index ... t&p=326306

Film Reviews

Champions
http://www.bcmagazine.net/hk.bcmagazine ... pions.html

True Women for Sale
http://hk-magazine.com/feature/true-women-sale

Ballistic
http://www.bcmagazine.net/hk.bcmagazine ... istic.html

Ikigami
http://hk-magazine.com/feature/ikigami

Herman Yau interviews
I’ve made more than 80 movies—a lot of them are crap. Ask people on the street and they’ll tell you the same.
http://hk-magazine.com/feature/herman-yau
In his latest film, director Herman Yau draws distinctions between a woman selling her body and hawking her uterus
http://www.bcmagazine.net/hk.bcmagazine ... 20yau.html

All about Tsui Hark's women
http://www.bcmagazine.net/hk.bcmagazine ... women.html


Miao Miao - Interview with director Cheng Hsiao Tse
Tears of Intimacy
http://www.bcmagazine.net/hk.bcmagazine ... 0miao.html

FILM REVIEW: Mei Langfeng/Mei Lanfang in full rose-tinted Technicolor
Forever Enthralled
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/feat/ar ... 2003430914

FILM REVIEW: ‘Beyond the Arctic’
Documentary from Taiwan ollows a trio of Taiwanese athletes on their trek to the Magnetic North Pole as part of the 2008 Polar Challenge
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/feat/ar ... 2003430915

Taipei Times film briefs
[b]All About Women (女人ä¸
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Postby Brian Thibodeau » Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:01 pm

Zhang Ziyi a homicidal maniac in The Horseman
Costars with Dennis Quaid
Premieres Jan.23 in Italy


Didn't even know about this, but on reading some of the threads at IMDB, it sounds like a troubled piece of work. Opens in March in the U.S.
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Postby Gaijin84 » Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:08 pm

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Zhang Ziyi a homicidal maniac in The Horseman
Costars with Dennis Quaid
Premieres Jan.23 in Italy


Didn't even know about this, but on reading some of the threads at IMDB, it sounds like a troubled piece of work. Opens in March in the U.S.


I agree - I'm not buying it, no matter how tough she tries to look.
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Postby Brian Thibodeau » Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:24 pm

Shino Lin recounts fatal accident
Second chance with Cape No. 7
http://sg.news.yahoo.com/cna/20081212/t ... bb342.html


Gee, another celebrity who embraces Christianity after making a popwreck of themselves and destroying the life of another person. I'm so surprised! :roll: Glad those characters she plays give make her feel so much better about what she did. :evil:




Mapping the hurt feelings of the Chinese people
USA second only to Japan, Vatican City comes in at number 8
http://www.danwei.org/foreign_affairs/a ... elings.php


Hilarious! Though I'm kinda surprised China didn't make it's own list for hurting the feelings of Chinese people. Anyways, now I gotta go figure out what Canada said that was so hurtful. :lol:
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Postby dleedlee » Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:26 pm

Gaijin84 wrote:
Quote:
Zhang Ziyi a homicidal maniac in The Horseman
Costars with Dennis Quaid
Premieres Jan.23 in Italy


Didn't even know about this, but on reading some of the threads at IMDB, it sounds like a troubled piece of work. Opens in March in the U.S.


I agree - I'm not buying it, no matter how tough she tries to look.


11/7/06
Zhang Ziyi, Dennis Quaid to star in crime thriller 'Horsemen'
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/11/ ... _Movie.php

Well, at least Zhang is trying something different. I still give props to Sammi Cheng for Everlasting Regret, and Charlene Choi for Diary for trying something atypical of their personas.

The Horseman will probably be dismal but at least it's an attempt to stretch (and break into Hollywood). Of course, that was two years ago, pre-Vivi. :lol:

Director Jonas Akerlund's bio in Wikipedia is interesting:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonas_%C3%85kerlund
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Postby ewaffle » Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:22 am

Mapping the hurt feelings of the Chinese people
USA second only to Japan, Vatican City comes in at number 8
http://www.danwei.org/foreign_affairs/a ... elings.php



Albania: in 1978, for criticism of Chairman Mao and the Chinese Communist Party


Enver Hoxha didn't think that Chairman Mao was Maoist enough.
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Postby AV1979 » Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:23 am

Hi guys,
From the Beggar Su pics, the actor known as "Li Liegong" is Cung Le, a world champion in kickboxing, a former K-1 champion, a MMA champ and a champ in Sanshou. He plays the Brigand Chief, who resembles the Bull Demon King from Journey to the West. The film marks his Hong Kong debut yet he has worked on films in the USA, including the upcoming Tekken movie as Marshall Law.
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Postby dleedlee » Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:39 pm

Thanks, added to cast list.
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