Photoshoot Round-up: Gardens and blossoms

Li Qin did a prettier if less creative botanical photoshoot in the same garden as Yang Caiyu. Meanwhile, birthday girl Dilraba not only went to a garden, but also dressed in florals.  Ni Ni and Li Yuchun are decked out in Gucci in a garden in  France.  Banana Culture trainees and Tang Yan go on picnic, Finally, while not in a garden, Wang Junkai celebrates the last of spring with a kite on a hill.

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This snapshot of Ni Ni in the rain is stunning

#Ni Ni #beautiful

These two snapshots of Ni Ni in a Oscar de la Renta dress reminds us once more that Ni Ni is beyond  beautiful and should be cast in more confident and sexy roles like Yumo instead of having to settle for trite sweet and innocent girl roles.

source: 205号居民@Weibo

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Under the cherry blossoms with Yang Mi and Ni Ni

Yang Mi and Ni Ni did separate photo shoots in Kyoto, and Chen Man was the photographer for both. They’re also starring in period romance dramas Legend of Fuyao and The Rise of Phoenixes respectively, and both shows are tentatively scheduled for a Summer broadcast.

Which photo shoot do you like more?

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Review: Suddenly Seventeen

Verdict:  You would probably like it if you like chick flicks, and not if otherwise. 

A  cross between Freaky Friday and Seventeen AgainSudden Seventeen 28岁未成年 is a fun, heartwarming, albeit  cliched chick flick that surprisingly does not have a romantic message.  It’s also a monumental tribute to the beauty of Ni Ni.  

“Today is the tenth day of Summer (Ni Ni) being a perfect housewife.  Like the 3650 days before today, she got up at 7 am, had perfect hair and a perfect outfit, made breakfast, and is ready for her beau (Wallace Huo) to awake up. But today was different. She had seen a ring in his coat and he was going to propose.”

When it turns out the ring was for someone else, Summer breaks down and in the midst of her breakdown, sees an advertisement for chocolates that will make her happy again.  It turns out that a bite of the chocolate makes her … drumroll…. seventeen again.   Continue reading

2017 Weibo Awards Ceremony

The four most bankable actresses (四小花旦) of the post-85 generation: Yang Mi, Angelababy, Ni Ni and Liu Shishi, as chosen by netizens and industry insiders.

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Huang Xuan, Zhao Liying collaborate with director Lu Yang for Sina’s Best Performance series

Lu Yang is fast becoming one of my favourite up-and-coming directors thanks to the Brotherhood of Blades film series, and his short videos for Sina’s Best Performance 最美表演 series are the best of the lot.

Huang Xuan’s character loses his wife (Zhao Liying) to illness, though she returns to their home one last time in spirit:

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Teasers and posters for Tsui Hark’s The Thousand Faces of Dunjia

The Thousand Faces of Dunjia 奇门遁甲 is an upcoming wuxia comedy set in a chaotic fantasy world overrun with demons and spirits, and will follow the exciting adventures of a group of young martial artists, played by Dapeng (Dong Chengpeng), Ni Ni, Aarif Rahman Lee and Zhou Dongyu.

English-subbed teasers and BTS (playlist):

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