Zhang Ziyi, Huang Xiaoming, Chang Chen comes of age with a young nation

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Best Cinematography of the Year?

The second film from one of China’s best young directors, Li Fangfang (Heaven Eternal, Earth Everlasting),  Forever Young 无问西东 has finally released a trailer after over five years . It’s tentatively set for a late 2017 release.

Starring Zhang Ziyi, Huang Xiaoming, Chang Chen, Wang Leehom, and Chen Chusheng, the ode to Tsinghua University focuses on the coming-of-age of the school and the nation as depicted through five of its students.

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Music Monday: June 12, 2017

Stranger in the North – Namewee ft Wang Leehom

Malaysian singer Namewee adds to the countless songs about the dream chasers  lost in the strange allure and fog of the Northern Capital (Beijing). I don’t think Leehom has ever lived in Beijing, but who can complain about him.

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Weibo Wednesday: February 10, 2016

Ruby Lin with giant pizza

林心如: 這麼大!是想逼死誰[馋嘴][馋嘴][馋嘴]

A belated Happy Chinese New Year to all of our beloved Cfensi readers! Who else stuffed themselves silly with delicious food? It looks like Ruby Lin did too, although I hope y’all had better food than pizza. (I mean, no offense to pizza, which I love, but it just can’t compare with good Chinese food.)

So big! Who do you want to hound to death?

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Weibo Wednesday: January 6, 2016

To say this Weibo Wednesday is a little overdue is a huge understatement, considering there’s a post dating back to Halloween LOL. But oh well, better late than never, right? Happy New Year to everyone, and let’s have a quick recap of the past two months.

Tian Liang's son

田亮: 大家好,认识一下!我是一家四口之一,最美的妈妈和姐姐给我准备了蛋糕,最丑的爸爸想抢镜,被我p掉了[调皮]

Who is this cutie you’ve probably never seen? The answer is Tian Xinchen, the son of Tian Liang and the younger brother of Cindy Tian Yucheng. Wikipedia claims he was born on April 13, 2012, which would make him three years old, but that doesn’t explain why Tian Liang posted Xinchen’s birthday cake photo in early November.

Anyhoo, this is the first time (I believe) that we’ve gotten a look at Tian Liang’s son, so take a good look! He’s a real cutie.

Hello, everybody, let’s get to know one another! I am one in a family of four, and my most beautiful mother and sister prepared a cake for me. My ugliest father tried to steal the limelight from me, so I Photoshopped him out.

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Wang Leehom, Jing Tian, Shawn Dou tapped for coproductions

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Does Blake Lively’s dress look familiar? It’s by Lawrence Xu of Fan Bingbing’s Dragon Robe dress.  She should’ve worn this to the Met Gala.

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.

 

Weibo Wednesday: May 6, 2015

Wang Leehom for L'Officiel Hommes

王力宏: 你!你!你!這樣指指點點不禮貌喔![不要][不要][不要][不要]

If there’s anything better than one Wang Leehom, it’s four Wang Leehoms. Here he is poking fun at himself in a recent photoshoot for L’Officiel Hommes.

You! You! You! It’s not polite to point like that!

Leehom also randomly started posting sheet music for his songs, starting with “Your Love” (你的愛), the title track from his new album. If you play violin, viola, cello, or bass, and have been dying to learn how to play his music, check out the link!

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Music Monday: April 20, 2015

Here to make Monday a little easier =)

Here to make Monday a little easier =)

Starting off the week with some old and fresh favorites!

1.A-Lin: 拿走了什么 (What Did You Take Away)

This is a track off her new album《罪惡感》, aka ‘Guilt.” It’s a sad ballad about breaking up and losing your loved one, and A-Lin’s emotional and thick voice delivers it wonderfully.Best listened to on a rainy day. :D Continue reading

Disney’s Mulan Dream Cast

Since everyone online is doing dream casts of Disney’s live action Mulan , I figured we should do one, too.  Who would you nominate? To get you started, here’s mine:

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Mulan: Ni Ni

  • She’s gorgeous  #Cfensi, # Ni Ni, #Gorgeous + Beautiful
  • She rides on whales and kisses lions, so  she’s clearly a Disney princess.
  • She’s in the right age group (sorry, Ming-na Wen and Lucy Liu)
  • Her English is good
  • It’ll answer jjss08’s questions about how she would look in hanfu
  • She’s only the most photogenic Chinese actress ever

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Weibo Wednesday: April 8, 2015

Funnily enough, since our last round-up, Weibo got a huge boost in Western media when BuzzFeed writer Matt Stopera blogged out about how Chinese netizens helped him find the man who ended up with his stolen iPhone. The story is pretty long, but it’s a good read for anyone who likes a dose of bromance. C: Everything else in this round-up seems pretty tame in comparison.

Kimi Qiao with giant bear plush

乔任梁: 福利来啦、送你们、、熊孩子[害羞]

Kimi Qiao with a giant bear! He and Cruel Romance costar Huang Xiaoming recently showed up on Happy Camp, which ended up being one of the highest-rated episodes in recent years. You can also catch him romancing actress Xu Lu in the upcoming reality show, We Are in Love (我们相爱吧), a.k.a. the Chinese version of We Got Married.

Benefits are here! Sending you all… a little devil [literally, a bear child].

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Weibo Wednesday: November 26, 2014

To those of you who celebrate it, happy early Thanksgiving! We hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving feast as much as Wang Leehom is enjoying his.

Wang Leehom about to enter Thanksgiving food coma

王力宏: 練了一整晚小提琴,走出錄音室看到這樣的擺設…太感動了!老婆親手作的感恩節大餐,好好吃[馋嘴]祝同鞋們也有滿滿的愛的感恩節[爱你]

I practiced violin for the entire evening, and when I walked out of the recording studio, I saw this display… too moving! A Thanksgiving feast personally prepared by my wife, so tasty. I wish that everyone will have a Thanksgiving full of love.

And if that’s not enough meat for you, Vicki Zhao Wei has you covered…

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