Star of Stephen Chow’s upcoming movie Mermaid 美人鱼, new actress Lin Yun, recently did a stunning shoot for PC Lady. She will also co-star next to Fan Bingbing, Kris Wu Yifan, Amber Kuo, Aarif Lee (Rahman), Yan Yikuan, and TF Boys’ Wang Yuan in upcoming 3D motion capture film Legend of Ravaging Dynasties. I’m impressed by how well she’s been doing in all her photoshoots, what do you think?
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?
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
Co-productions aglore! Other than three co-productions with India, a slew of co-productions with Korea, a couple co-productions with the U.S.. were also recently announced. Wang Leehom, Jing Tian, Shawn Dou have been announced for the bioepic of Pearl S. Buck starring Juliette Binoche .
Shawn Dou, who’s actually Canadian, has also been announced a short Sci-fi film Log Out with Blake Lively of Gossip Girl fame. The film is one Adrien Brody‘s new China-focused company.
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).
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.
Zheng Shuang, Hawick Lau, and Li Dongxue‘s Republican drama Cage of Love begins 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!
Opening by Hawick Lau:
Ending by Xuanxuan: Continue reading
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: