International posters of The Golden Era: what’s your favorite?

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Based on the life of  writer Xiao Hong and starring Tang Wei and Feng Shaofeng,  bioepic The Golden Era has released a slew of posters for audiences around the world, which one is your favorite?

 

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Luo Jin, Yuan Shanshan act out a romance of Mulan meets RoCH

I just really like this poster.

And apparently, the Butterfly Lovers?  We’re just glad Yu Zheng’s posters no longer look like this.

In a departure from the unexpectedly hilarious period comedy Cosmetology High, Luo Jin and Yuan Shanshan‘s chapter is a reversion back to the more conventional love tale, following Yuan Shanshan as the spoiled princess who decides to join the army for fun and falls for Luo Jin’s general.  Unfortunately for the pair, the prince of a neighboring country wants to marry her, and she must seek cosmetology help from Yang Rong and Jin Shijia’s characters to fake a ruined face.

But this being Yu Shanshan, not only do the pair get better posters than the actual leads, they get the better theme song by Zhang Jie and their own mini-MV below:

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Photoshoot Friday: Nostalgia


This Photoshoot Friday is late, but…doesn’t Rhydian Vaughan make up for it? He’s in a shoot with Qi Xi. Also, there’s Zhang Meng and Du Ruoxi rocking the crimson lipstick, and Yang Rong looking adorable in all black. Zhang Xinyi is as stylish as ever, sporting various daring outfits; meanwhile, and Joe Chen is the “cute” type of retro (she has crimson lipstick too, oops). There’s also Yuan Shanshan in black and white, and Wang Fei (p.s, she’s kind of back together with Nicholas Tse?) making a magazine cover. Continue reading

Yang Mi returns post pregnancy

Yang Mi goes for a youthful look only three months after giving birth.

Despite two blockbusters and two TV series showing this summer, Yang Mi has been off the radar the entire summer while giving birth to a baby girl in June.   Only three and a half month later, she returns to the public eye for the Milan Fashion Show.

More photos of the actress for Sina below the cut, and a video of another shoot for Tencent here.

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Can you translate Cong Cong Na Nian?

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“Back in Time” not cool enough for Ni Ni?   Come up with you own!

The film version of Cong Cong Na Nian 匆匆那年 is calling for English titles with a reward! Can you come up with a better English title for the Zhang Yibai film starring Ni Ni (#beautiful), Eddie Peng, and Wei Chen?

Since we’re on the subject, what are some of your favorite English translations? Least favorites?  I nominate My Fair PrincessThe Last Supper, and upcoming drama All Quiet in Peking for the former and Love Yunge from the Desert, The Journey of Flower for the latter.

Mickey He becomes legendary doctor in latest series

After leaving Yu Zheng, Mickey He tries his hand at bringing legendary Chinese doctor Hua Tuo (seriously… some people worship him) to life.

Starring Mickey He and Li Yixiao in a drama about the turbulent Three Kingdoms that isn’t about the literary novel,  Half for the People, Half for Beauties has released a set of character stills.

The drama follows the famous doctor Hua Tuo, a Chinese doctor famous for surgery and anesthesia.  In order to help cure the governor’s daughter’s (Ming Xin) eyes, they travel searching for the anaesthetic mafeisan.  During his adventures, he meets Guan Yu, Cao Cao, and  and becomes embroiled in politics, including a drop by at the famous  Battle of Red Cliffs.

More stills below the cut.

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Photoshoot Friday: Dad?

Okay, it’s only fair that the Dads of Season 2 (or…I guess, just Lu Yi and Huang Lei) get a Photoshoot Friday for themselves. Except, look at who cameos at the end…!

Lu Yi and Bei’er are adorable for their Daddy and little girl photoshoot. Huang Lei and Duo Duo not only got to reunite with mommy Sun Li (not Deng Chao’s wife, you might know this Sun Li as Liu Yifei’s queen mother from Chinese Paladin) in the show, she also makes an appearance in the family’s photoshoot for Fashion Weekly – Duo Duo really strikes the model poses here. Personally, though, I like her photoshoot with Men’s Style more, where they dress her more like a little girl and not like a mini version of Lily (Tiny Times). Continue reading

Vampires, angels, and minority representation in new film

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Your pick of translations: Waxing Crescent or Gathering Dusk?

As the first modern film produced by a big studio that stars both Uyghur artists,  Yu Zheng’s latest film will feature newbies and all 90hou Dilireba, Merxat, Yang Chengwen, Gao Yu’er, etc…  No news of the actual plot yet other than Twilight meets angels in a high school setting.

Because the actual title “Love Against the Light” sound too fancy for an obvious Twilight-imitating name, I’m debating an alternate translation of  “Waxing Crescent” or “Gathering Dusk”.  What are you thoughts?

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