Last week(aka two months ago)’s winners are TF Boys‘ Doting Love. Here’s the dance version of their MV.
At the Hugo announcements today, The Three Body Problem‘s author Liu Cixin and translator Ken Liu (himself a former Hugo winner for short story) became the first Asians to win the prestigious Hugo award for Best Novel. It is also the first translated book to win. This may be their first, but it may not be their last as the second in the trilogy, The Dark Forest (translated by Joel Martinsen ), was released earlier this month.
Complementary stills from the film starring Feng Shaofeng, Zhang Jingchu, Tang Yan, Zhang Han below the cut.
And here’s something different. It already has its first production in the works:Manhattan Love Story, a romantic comedy starring Adrien Brody and Chinese star Ni Ni and directed by Andy Tennant (Hitch). Brody’s Fable House production company, itself a Chinese co-venture, will also produce, and the pic is set to start shooting next month in New York with a $15 million budget. Tennant wrote the script with Rick Parks and Brody.
Read more from Deadline. I’m jealous of New Yorkers who’ll catch sight of her beauty.
We here at Cfensi don’t approve of blackbox voting, that’s why M.I.C. boyband’s Only One won this week as the only contender. It’s English-subbed, too!
For all my dislike of director Lu Chuan, this trailer looks epic. The Ghouls: Tower of Ghosts 鬼吹灯之九层妖塔 stars Mark Zhao, Yao Chen, Tang Yan, Rhydian Vaugh, and Li Chen. It’s one of the best trailers I’ve seen for a Chinese action-thriller, and I think Lu Chuan might actually pull it off to make it a new benchmark for such films in China.
Which one are you looking forward to more? This one, or director Wu’ershan’s The Ghouls: Code of the Dragon 鬼吹灯之寻龙诀 with Chen Kun, Huang Bo, Shu Qi, and Angelababy?
Zhao Liyin teams up with Running Man‘s Zheng Kai in their latest modern drama, Get Going 加油吧实习生, which will air on the 17th. Trailer below.
Will Zhao Liyin save the stagnant modern idol drama world again with her cuteness?
There’s only one song I liked this week, and it’s the previously posted M.I.C.‘s Only One (see what I did there?). Lorry recommends this Mandopop playlist for non-mainland Cpop. Anyone else have recommendations?
Zhang Jie won last week’s vote for the third week in a row with his duet for with Karen Mok for Monk Comes Down the Mountain.
Despite going against fan-based films Tiny Times 4 and Forever Young, the most anticipated film next week on Weibo is actually The Monkey King: Hero’s Return 西游记之大圣归来 (alternate translation: CUG, can we give a round of applause for whoever came up with that?). The animated feature retells the classic tale with a new twist – the monk is now a child looking for a hero, and the Monkey King a ghost of his former self, having lost all his powers. The animated feature won tears with its MV by Kit Chan alone.
two years forever, M.I.C. boyband finally came back as a group for Only One. The gorgeous future bass r&b song is once again produced by themselves. This song is so much better than I expected, and really shows how much they’ve matured musically. It perfectly shows off their perfect voices (Yuehan and Yaoyao’s voices won my heart in this song). Even the MV is so clean and beautiful and not filmed while they’re drunk in a club.
The song will be released as a part of their album SOLO, which will be the gift item of their photo book. My inner Chinese music industry fan died a little on the inside when I read that, and then pre-ordered two copies of their photo album in retail therapy even though I never buy photo albums.
But all the perfection of their voices and faces aside, the real question is … Does Tan Jianci have a U.S. driver’s license or can we blackmail them with this MV?