2017 Weibo Awards Ceremony

The four most bankable actresses (四小花旦) of the post-85 generation: Yang Mi, Angelababy, Ni Ni and Liu Shishi, as chosen by netizens and industry insiders.

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A Better Tomorrow 2018 to screen in U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand

This movie has already won for having some of the prettiest posters yet (ignore the 0119).

Known for his action flicks that often reminds one of the golden days of Hong Kong cinema, director Ding Sheng pays tribute to a Hong Kong classic in A Better Tomorrow 2018 英雄本色 2018.  The film will be shown in select theaters in  North America (US and Canada) beginning January19th and in Australia and New Zealand beginning the 24th.

If you’re one of the rare Cfensi readers who live in Asia,  the film will screen  in mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam, Philippines, India and other unnamed parts of South Asia.  

Synopsis –   Zhou Kai (Wang Kai) is a reformed smuggler trying to make amends with his up-and-rising police star brother (Ma Tianyu). While he struggles  between his love for his little brother and loyalty to his former partner-in-crime Ma Ke (Darren Wang), the three all become entangled in a smuggling plot by the new leader of Zhou Kai  and Ma Ke’s old gang.

Teaser 1; Teaser 2 ; Teaser 3 ; song by Wang Leehom ; only good song; song by Wang Kai

Wallace Chung, Jiang Shuying’s romance drama confirms air date, releases theme song

Blooming Flowers Shall Send Us On Our Way is an upcoming healing romance drama starring Wallace Chung and Jiang Shuying as first loves who reunite after ten years, and has confirmed an air date of February 7th. An extended synopsis can be found here.

Supporting lead Aaron Yan sings the theme song The Longest Moment 最长的瞬间:

4 min trailer that requires dubbing

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Yao Chen, Ni Dahong lead ensemble cast for modern family drama All Is Well

All is Well 都挺好 is produced by Daylight Entertainment, and based on Ah Nai’s (River of Time, Ode to Joy) novel of the same name. Yao Chen will be making her small screen come back after 2014’s Divorce Lawyers, and this time she’ll be playing the estranged daughter of veteran actor Ni Dahong (Mr. Right).

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Bai Yu, Zhu Yilong’s web drama Guardian releases first teaser

Guardian is an upcoming supernatural mystery web drama starring Bai Yu (Memory Lost) as the leader of the special investigations unit and Zhu Yilong (Border Town Prodigal) as a coldly logical professor who is later revealed to be the black robe messenger. Though BL (boy love) story lines are banned in drama land, at least the show is still giving us a healthy dose of brotherly love.

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First batch of stills for Novoland: Eagle Flag

Novoland: Eagle Flag has released character stills, and I can’t take my eyes off the supporting cast. I need them as leads in a political intrigue drama of their own right now.

If anyone’s become a fan of Liu Haoran in ancient garb after Nirvana in Fire 2, then this will be the perfect follow-up drama when it airs in 2019.

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A Bite of China Season 3 to air during CNY

“Taste life through food, taste China through film.  A Bite of China returns.”   – Season 3 slogan

Season three of the documentary series that tells the story of China and its people through their food, A Bite of China 舌尖上的中国, has released a trailer. The series will air during the 2018 Chinese New Year to maximize the number of ugly cries they get from those of us who are away from our families.

After a four-year hiatus, the series was revived under a new producer. Like the previous seasons, it’ll feature eight themed episodes, each directed by a different director. Based on the trailer, the most interesting food so far is the fried chrysanthem. Hopefully the new season will live up to the previous two.

Jony J to perform in NYC

Jony J finally getting the spotlight is almost worth every other  Chinese artists getting cornrows after The Rap of China.

 Nanjing-based rapper and The Rap of China star Jony J, will be in New York City on January 28, 2017.  Known for being one of the few Chinese rappers whose lyrics are actually good,  Jony J was one of the most highly regarded Chinese rappers even before the show, and remains one of the best.   Tickets here.

Jony J’s latest song, a promo for film Youth  with Tizzy T 

 

Promo Round-up: Mr. Right

Promotional tagline: Heals toothaches, as well as heartaches.

Jin Dong’s The First Half of My Life was rushed into broadcast without any fanfare, but was surprisingly very well-received by the general audience. Mr. Right has found itself in a similar situation – here’s to hoping this drama finds the same nationwide success.

Jiang Shuying plays a hotel lobby manager and Jin Dong’s true love, while Li Naiwen costars as Jin Dong’s business partner. Xin Zhilei plays Jin Dong’s dream girl / first crush and Li Zonghan rounds out the main cast as her ex-husband who is infatuated with the heroine.

The 45 episode rom-com begins airing tonight.

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Wan Qian, Qin Hao, Li Jiahang to lead Daylight Entertainment’s new drama

Young Army Officer 尉官正年轻 is an upcoming military drama produced by Daylight Entertainment (Nirvana in Fire, The Disguiser, Ode to Joy) and stars Wan Qian (Tribes and Empires)Qin Hao (Legend of the Cat Demon) and Li Jiahang (Surgeons) in leading roles. The drama is being marketed as a comical romance between a sophisticated young gentleman and a strong young woman.

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