Cindy, Tiantian, Tan Wei, Yao Chen join “The Monster Hunt”as guest stars. The planned trilogy by Shrek the Third director Ramen Hui stars Bai Baihe, Jing Boran, Wallace Chung, Sandra Ng, Eric Tseng, Jiang Wu, and Yan Ni.
Alec Su’s directorial debut The Left Ear. released its first glimpses of the female lead, a new song, and a new set of posters featuring the leads Ou Hao, Chen Duling, Yang Yang, Ma Sichun, Guan Xiaotong, Hu Xia, and Duan Bowen.
The film airs on April 30th in an attempt to get a head start on Yang Mi and Huang Xiaoming’s You’re My Sunshine and Li Yu’sEver Since We Love starring Fan Bingbing and Han Geng, which one do you see doing the best?
Neither of them look comfortable because it’s really hard to ride a horse when you have to get both riders’ faces to show up in the photo.
Coproduction series God of War: Zhao Zilong released its first stills today, featuring Lin Gengxin as Zhao Zilong, SNSD’s Im Yoona as made-up character, Godfrey Gao as Lv Bu, Gulinazha as Diao Chan, Kim Jeonghoon as an angry bladesman, some girl who I can not identify Zhao Hanyingzi as another made-up character, Jia Qingas Maggie Cheung, and an older gentleman with a cool robe.
Jia Qing looking stunning in a red dress in red leaves. Already done, but props for trying to color-coordinate.
Prince KUNG is about 28, but looks older; his countenance is not devoid of intelligence, but there was an expression of anxious, nervous care, partly fear struggling with anger, no doubt at finding himself in a position so different from the one he had been accustomed to hold in the presence of the high officials of the Government; yet there was a curious mixture of familiarity and respect in the manner of the officers towards him.
The bioepic even had the promo MV is filmed in the Prince Gong Mansion itself! It would be pretty awesome if the drama was partly filmed there, too. Okay, enough talk, here’s the preview MV :
Actor Chen Xiao talks about how he can’t help but add flaws to his characters in an interview with Men’s Uno. He’s totally selling the acting-crazed but clueless-in-life personality for me. Now I really want to watch him in Love & Life & Lie 遇见爱情的利先生.
MU: Before, when mentioning Love & Life & Lie, you said you accepted this series because you don’t want to act in idol dramas after 30. Do you still feel so?
Chen Xiao: Yes, that’s what I thought at the time. I’ve never filmed idol dramas before, and I felt like I should film one while young. … However, after I received the first ten episodes I’ve changed my mind, because it doesn’t feel like an idol drama at all when I watched it. My treatment of the character isn’t idol at all. I don’t know, when I see a character is too perfect, I get annoyed, so I always want to add some flaws to him when I’m working with him. Maybe it’s because I think if he’s too perfect, he’s not realistic enough. But a lot of girls nowadays seem to like perfect men when watching idol dramas, so I think if I have the opportunity, I want to film a real idol drama. I’m a bit conflicted, because I’m afraid when I do, I won’t be able to control myself and add things to his character again.
“Sorry, I didn’t have an abortion. May 1st, return simplicity to love” – Yang Mi as the idealistic Zhao Mosheng
Unapologetic for the story’s simple and pure love story (I still don’t understand how the TV version managed to drag for 40+ episodes ) and poking fun at the recent surge in films about youth love stories that are a bit too similar, the film version of Gu Man’s You Are My Sunshine 何以笙箫默 released its first set of stills this week.
The Enlight film stars Yang Mi, Huang Xiaoming, Angelababy, Tong Dawei, Xie Yilin, and film debuts by EXO’s Huang Zitao and model He Sui. The film is set for a May 1st release.
What happens when the traditional Door Gods gets shut out from the modern household?
Think you never want to see another winter again? Not if you’re a fan of Chinese animation. After the long-waited Big Fishwas picked up for release in November 2015, another great-looking Chinese animation film, The Guardians of Doors 小门神, has announced it’ll be airing in January 2016. The film is expected to air in 2016, trailer below, with narration by Bai Ke. It’s the first from new animation studio Light Chaser Animation.
Pick us over the other two films! We brought Elsa, dreadlocks, and the Cheshire Cat back to ancient China.
Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal(Chen Kun, Li Bingbing, Winston Chao, Yang Zishan) began screening in selected U.S. theaters on Feb. 27th. I’m guessing that the run has ended for most places, but it can’t hurt to check. Check times here and read the review by Variety’s Maggie Lee here.
The White Haired Witch of the Lunar Kingdom (Fan Bingbing, Huang Xiaoming) – FREE in selected U.S. cities via Well Go USA. More information on airing times here, and review here. The film is in general not hightly-rated, but you get to see the leads’ gorgeousness on the big screen, and hey, it’s free so why not.
Lost and Love 失孤 (Andy Lau, Jing Boran) screens with China on March 20th as a rare not-super-commercialized film distributed by China Lion Film in the U.S. and Canada. Read the overall positive review by Variety’s Maggie Lee here. More on screening information here. I’m mostly giddy that baby Jing got good reviews, and sad it’s not airing near a theater near me.
Although it soft-pedals the dire situation of human trafficking in China, the result provides poignant insight into the victims’ psychological scars. …Jing, on the other hand, outshines the rest of the cast by not sweating it, limning small-town insouciance while hinting at deep emotional scars.
You know, usually people (and dogs) do this with things that are suppose to go in your mouth, like spaghetti. This is a gratuituous Love Across Time Time screencap via Weibo.