“Let me and you sing one more song. In the End of Souls, time continues to march forth. I will head toward a new journey, but you’ll always remain in the flames of youth, left in that curtain of fiery red.” – Guo Jingming
Tiny Times is not only China’s most profitable franchise, but it also has one of the best and biggest original soundtracks. The first three films so far have 19 original songs. It’s also one of the few Chinese films with good, original English songs.
The latest addition is A-mei‘s theme to the finale, Tiny Times 4: Soul’s End. t The singer’s reported to have cried while recording this song. Listen to all the songs from the series in the playlist below.
Each film has at least two theme songs by big name artists like Sodagreen, Zhou Bichang, Jolin Tsai, Wu Yifan, and now A-mei. In addition, since the first two films had eeMedia as a main investor, they had an OST with many eeMedia artists like Yu Kewei, Wei Chen, Liu Xin, and Fu Mengni. The rest of the OST is mostly done by the less famous but much more fun team of Singaporean musician Terry Tye Lee (who produced many songs for M.I.C. boyband and Vanness Wu), featuring artists like Julia Wu and Gao Kaiwei. What’s your favorite song?
Finally, a male timetraveller! I thought those became extinct in 2011 when Gong and BBJX came out.
For all my love of female leads, it’s kind of exciting to finally get a male protagonist in a timetravelling internet novel adaptation, partly because all the female leads used their knowledge to juggle princes rather than the world. Croton Media (Boss & Me) and Juxin Media is set to adapt Braveness of the Ming 锦衣夜行, and has released its concept posters today, announcing its cast of Zhang Han, Park Min-young (City Hunter), Jones Xu Zhengxi, and Wei Qianxiang. Zhang Han would’ve been my top choice for this role, the rest of the cast is pretty, and Croton has never failed me yet, so I’m definitely psyched.
Brighten your Monday up with a fun tune from Aarif Rahman, a cute family zoo song from Fan Weiqi, a powerful rock ballad from A-mei, songs of friendship from RTA Xu Hao X Zhu Yuanbing, Ma Haisheng and M.I.C.‘s Tan Jianci.
A-mei sets fire to the patriarchy in her epic song and MV Matriarchy 母系社會
As the person who started the whole release-a-character-poster-a-day game, Guo Jingming can always be counted on with more gorgeous photoshoots than you can imagine (seriously, the musical had better photoshoots than most dramas). Tiny Times 4: Soul’s End 灵魂尽头 released yet another photoshoot of its male cast of Chen Xuedong, Vivian Dawon, Ren Youming, Lee Hyunjae, and Jiang Chao, this time with shirts on (occasionally).
P.S. Did you know the first two Tiny Times are free on Hulu and Netflix? The fourth is expected to air in theaters in North America. Continue reading →
Fan Bingbing looks like she walked out of a fairytale in this Machesa Spring 2015 dress with Chopard jewels for the Cannes Film Festival. Every time you think she’s reached the peak of her gorgeousness, she ups it. Continue reading →
Garfield in a spiffy new grey outfit steals the show.
Zheng Shuang, Hawick Lau, and Li Dongxue‘s Republican drama Cage of Lovebegins airing on May 26th, and has released the ending and opening themes and respective MV’s. As the Dream Stardom Film and TV Culture Co.’s second project following Perfect Couple 金玉满堂, I expect the first half to be hilarious and adorable, and the second half to be depressing. See you in the first half!
This Monday we bring a bubblegum pop song from cutie Li Yifeng, a disconcerting piece from Laure Shang, a cheerful (?!) break-up song from M.I.C.’s Zhao Yongxin, a comfort food rnb song from Liu Sihan, and a flashback to the past from rap artist Jony J.
A catchy jingle from Li Yifeng to ward off the Monday tiredness:
Look at this face and tell me why he has no good lead roles yet.
Now that my previous actor bias Yang Yang has finally made it, Chen Xiang is probably replacing him. Not only is he so pretty, but he really makes every role spark (even BuBuJingQing, which even A-list actors fail to make interesting). His latest role in Whirlwind Girlwith Yang Yang is yet another completely different role, an aloof heir with revenge and love on his agenda. More prettiness below the cut. Continue reading →