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News Links - 2/11/09

Postby dleedlee » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:45 pm

Shinjuku Incident stills
Jackie Chan and Xu Jinglei
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/m/c/2009-02-11/11422370990.shtml (more)

Wong Kar-Wai to start filming Legend of Yip Man in June
Possibly invite Gong Li to be leading lady, script not written yet
http://ent.sina.com.cn/m/c/2009-02-11/04082370470.shtml
Would not play Yip Man's wife but a head of martial arts school(?)
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http://ent.tom.com/2009-02-11/0021/30195974.html

Chasing Shadows stills
Jaycee Chan
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Pace Wu
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/m/c/2009-02-10/23432370323.shtml

Aaron Kwok heads off to Berlin for premiere of Empire of Silver
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http://news.xinhuanet.com/ent/2009-02/1 ... 797967.htm

'Forever Enthralled' Screened at Berlinale
http://english.cri.cn/6666/2009/02/11/1261s452386.htm
European premiere of Forever Enthralled/Mei Lanfang at Berlin
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http://news.xinhuanet.com/ent/2009-02/1 ... 799937.htm
Chen Kaige and wife Chen Hong
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/m/p/2009-02-11/07402370556.shtml
Zhang Ziyi
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With Leon Lai
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Chen Hong
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/m/c/2009-02-11/06412370515.shtml (more)

Zhao Wei Is 'Mulan'
Jingle Ma took the directing baton of "Mulan" from Stanley Tong, who was reportedly hoping Zhang Ziyi could play Mulan.
http://english.cri.cn/6666/2009/02/11/1261s452470.htm
Hua Mulan press conference
Zhao Wei
http://news.xinhuanet.com/ent/2009-02/1 ... 117976.jpg
Jingle Ma, Chen Kun, Zhao Wei, Xu Jiao
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http://news.xinhuanet.com/ent/2009-02/1 ... 797855.htm
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/m/c/2009-02-10/17222370051.shtml (more)

"All's Well Ends Well 2009" seeks to revive comedy film industry
Raymond Wong considers Happy Ghost update
http://sg.news.yahoo.com/xin/20090211/t ... 1b9bc.html

Zhou Xun: An Actress Decamps for Hong Kong, and Chinese Fans Get Territorial
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinajournal/2009/ ... lenews_wsj

Karen Mok attends charity event as UNICEF Ambassador
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http://news.xinhuanet.com/ent/2009-02/1 ... 798065.htm

Tony Leung attends press conference for upcoming HK Film and Television Expo
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http://news.xinhuanet.com/ent/2009-02/1 ... 798409.htm

Ray Lui and wife, Michelle Yeoh attending a charity banquet
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/p/2009-02-11/05552370510.shtml
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/p/2009-02-11/05552370500.shtml

Charlene Choi shooting Coke commercial
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http://news.xinhuanet.com/ent/2009-02/1 ... 798297.htm

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http://news.xinhuanet.com/ent/2009-02/1 ... 799162.htm
Nick Cheung Ka Fai was thrilled being called a handsome guy
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Cheung-K ... 25962.html

Lu Chen forced to make living out of magic
http://sg.news.yahoo.com/xin/20090211/t ... 1b9bc.html

Fate of Debut Show in CCTV Theatre Unknown after Fire
Stan Lai drama 'Watch TV With Me'
http://english.cri.cn/6666/2009/02/11/1221s452561.htm

More Salty Pork Hand Saga
Kingdom Yuen disclosed the preposterous history of the entertainment circle;
Nancy Sit asked her to shut up,
Anita Yuen asked her not to stir trouble
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Kingdom- ... 26066.html
Ella Koon clarifies 4 points to the Media;
Apologizes to all Male artistes
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Ella-Koo ... 26035.html

Did The Zipingpu Dam Cause The Sichuan Earthquake?
http://www.zonaeuropa.com/20090207_1.htm
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Re: News Links - 2/11/09

Postby beyond asiaphilia » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:48 pm

Woohoo, Tang Wei in Chasing Shadows! Looks like the cast will actually be real actors, instead of just idols and popstars. Can't wait--
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Re: News Links - 2/11/09

Postby dleedlee » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:41 pm

beyond asiaphilia wrote:Woohoo, Tang Wei in Chasing Shadows! Looks like the cast will actually be real actors, instead of just idols and popstars. Can't wait--


First, welcome to the forums! Looking forward to your contributions (and assistance) here. :D

Tang Wei: I didn't notice when I 'read' the article quickly this morning. Looking more closely, though, it is not Tang Wei from Lust, Caution, is it? Or am I mistaken?
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Re: News Links - 2/11/09

Postby bkasten » Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:52 pm

dleedlee wrote:
beyond asiaphilia wrote:Woohoo, Tang Wei in Chasing Shadows! Looks like the cast will actually be real actors, instead of just idols and popstars. Can't wait--


First, welcome to the forums! Looking forward to your contributions (and assistance) here. :D


Indeed! That's an understatement. ;-)

I would also like to extend a warm welcome!

Ms. Soe, I encourage you to put the address of your excellent blog in your signature. (oops, I see you did that already ;-) )

At some point I would like to showcase the works of this site's premier members/contributors on our front page. Among many highly skilled contributors, we also have several contributors here that are (in my not so humble opinion) absolutely outstanding reviewers/writers--Thomason, Thibodeau, Waffle, Booth, and a few others...nice to add to that list...
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Re: News Links - 2/11/09

Postby beyond asiaphilia » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:08 pm

dleedlee wrote:
First, welcome to the forums! Looking forward to your contributions (and assistance) here. :D

Thanks, I've been lurking for a long time. Can someone tell me how to post reviews?

Tang Wei: I didn't notice when I 'read' the article quickly this morning. Looking more closely, though, it is not Tang Wei from Lust, Caution, is it? Or am I mistaken?


I got the info from a bad google translate version of the linked article so I could be wrong. Maybe a native Chinese speaker could confirm. I'll squint at the pictures again to see if I can recognize her. I also want to know what it means when Francis Ng is referred to as "nervous knife." :wink:
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Re: News Links - 2/11/09

Postby beyond asiaphilia » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:09 pm

guilao wrote:
dleedlee wrote:
beyond asiaphilia wrote:
At some point I would like to showcase the works of this site's premier members/contributors on our front page. Among many highly skilled contributors, we also have several contributors here that are (in my not so humble opinion) absolutely outstanding reviewers/writers--Thomason, Thibodeau, Waffle, Booth, and a few others...nice to add to that list...


That would be awesome, I'd love it! This site, along with lovehkfilm, is tops on my list.
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Re: News Links - 2/11/09

Postby dleedlee » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:53 pm

beyond asiaphilia wrote:
dleedlee wrote:
First, welcome to the forums! Looking forward to your contributions (and assistance) here. :D

Thanks, I've been lurking for a long time. Can someone tell me how to post reviews?

Tang Wei: I didn't notice when I 'read' the article quickly this morning. Looking more closely, though, it is not Tang Wei from Lust, Caution, is it? Or am I mistaken?


I got the info from a bad google translate version of the linked article so I could be wrong. Maybe a native Chinese speaker could confirm. I'll squint at the pictures again to see if I can recognize her. I also want to know what it means when Francis Ng is referred to as "nervous knife." :wink:


I did some research. It turns out the actress in the photo is Xie Na. She's mainly a tv actress and also a singer. In the movie, she plays a character named Tang Wei. :D
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Article on Xie Na
http://www.womenofchina.cn/Profiles/Cel ... /17615.jsp
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Re: News Links - 2/11/09

Postby bkasten » Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:17 pm

beyond asiaphilia wrote:Thanks, I've been lurking for a long time. Can someone tell me how to post reviews?


Here is an example link:
http://hkmdb.com/db/movies/edit/reviews ... ay_set=eng

Note that when viewing any film, there will be an "Add a Review" link along the left side.

Make sure you are properly logged in: log out of the forum and log back in.

Email me if you have questions.

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Re: News Links - 2/11/09

Postby Brian Thibodeau » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:08 pm

beyond asiaphilia wrote:That would be awesome, I'd love it! This site, along with lovehkfilm, is tops on my list.


Indeed, welcome aboard.

And also thanks for the link to your blog, where I was happy to read your January entry about a certain Asian-centric "filesharing"/illegal streaming site that has finally (hopefully) realized the ramifications of what they were doing, especially when they started charging people to watch their content! :shock: It's never anything to worry about until you get caught (or threatened), but the damage to the original creators is already done. Good to see them go legit--or whatever they call what they're doing now. Of course, even YouTube still crawls with full-length Asian content (in bite-size bits) that shouldn't be there (speaking of which, I was a bit dismayed to see folks at the Mobius forum--of all places--so willing to pimp for the practice today! :( )
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Re: News Links - 2/11/09

Postby beyond asiaphilia » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:19 pm

I did some research. It turns out the actress in the photo is Xie Na. She's mainly a tv actress and also a singer. In the movie, she plays a character named Tang Wei. :D

Wow, thanks for the clarification! Too bad it's not the Lust, Caution person, but it could be worse--it could've been Myolie Wu or something.
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