Chen Xiang Becomes First-Time Director for “We Are Not Wrong”

Chen Xiang in We Are Not Wrong MV

The MV makes it look like the love triangle is Chen Xiang vs. Girl vs. Girl’s Cell Phone.

Singer Chen Xiang recently released the music video for “We Are Not Wrong” (我们都没有错), the fourth track from his Reborn to Sing (破茧而声) album, which was released last year.

Chen Xiang directed the MV himself, marking his first time as a music video director. He was personally involved in writing the screenplay, selecting the filming locations, and deciding on the post-production edits. “I was obviously very nervous, but I was even more excited,” said Chen Xiang. “It’s a great feeling to be able to do what you want to do and reveal what you have sketched out in your mind.”

Chen Xiang as MV director

“[The MV] may not be the best work,” he went on, “but the fact is that it’s a new child that I created with all my passion and diligence. I know I still have a lot of things to learn and improve on. For every single person, the first step is difficult but also beautiful. After taking the first step, you will realize that the steps after are not that difficult.”

Check out the MV for “We Are Not Wrong” below, and if you want to see more of Chen Xiang, make sure to check him out in the currently airing drama Whirlwind Girl (旋风少女)!

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Ni Ni, Adam Brody star in Andy Tennant romantic comedy

This is great and all, but when are you going to star as Disney's Mulan?

It’s great and all that you’re shooting in New York, but when are you going to star as Disney’s Mulan?

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.

The Gods releases teaser and stills

Did not hear our request for less golden swirlies in stills…  >.<

Korean-Chinese collaboration The Gods has released more stills and a teaser.  Starring Luo Jin, Wang LikunTang Yixin, Yu Hewei, and Zhang Bo, strap yourself in for another drama in the Chinese fantasy genre.

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Sinology Sunday: July 19, 2015

This week, we take move on in the timeline towards the next “look” which comes about at Song dynasty-inspired clothing from Traditional Clothing Studio 傳統服飾工作室.  It is notable that they sometimes work with Mr. Chen’s Chinese Photo Studio 陳先生的復古照相館 so you may see some of their clothes resurface again in future pictures.  As you can see, we are back to the beauty standard of women being thin.  It is also notable that this is when foot binding starts rising in prominence.  More pictures below the cut.

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The Braveness of the Ming releases character posters

Pink. The new color of emperors. The color of kings!!

The Braveness of the Ming has released more stills, starring Zhang Han, Park Min-youngJones Xu Zhengxi, and Wei Qianxiang.  These stills give us a better look at more of the background characters in the story… and my attempts to match the latest trends by organizing things into rainbow order…

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Music Monday: July 13, 2015

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!

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The Ghouls: Tower of Ghosts sets the mark for Chinese thrillers

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 鬼吹灯寻龙诀 with  Chen Kun, Huang Bo, Shu Qi, and Angelababy?

City of Hopeless Love finally to air

The happiest I’ve seen anybody at the prospect of being hanged.

City of Hopeless Love 华胥引,  starring Kevin CheungGan Tingting, Yuan Hong, Jiang Xin, and Guo Zhenni, is revving up for its July 10th release with stills, theme songs, character introductions, and videos that spoil just about everything.

Theme song here.  More below the cut.

Spoilers (You have been warned!!): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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