One and Another Him airs today

Xiong Ziqi is so pretty, he has perfect hair and dry clothes in the rain.

I actually do not have any expectation for One and Another Him, but they have such pretty promo posters that set the mood perfectly for youth dramas. The series airs 2 episodes every Wednesday, Thursday beginning July 18th.  Continue reading

Over 40 celebs join in Vogue Film photoshoot

 

Three generations of Chinese actresses.

It’s rare to get this many stars to do anything together, not to mention a photoshoot where everyone’s agent is probably fighting for a better spot, but Vogue Film has done it in conjunction with its gala this year. The photoshoots includes  some of the biggest actors, including Li Bingbing, Yang Mi, Angelababy, Liu Shishi, Tong Liya, Xin Zhilei, Tan Zhuo, Huang Xuan, Ethan Ruan, Zhou Yiwei, Zhai Tianlin, Han Dongjun, Xu Weizhou, Peng Yuchang, Bai Baihe, Jing Boran, William Chan, Ma Sichun, Janine Chang, Sun Yi, Li Meng, Qi Xi, Lan Yingying, Chen Ran, Victoria Song, Ouyang Nana, Wu Lei, Chen Feiyu, Song Zuer, Yang Le, Geng Le, Li Chun, Zhang Xueying, Zhang Zifeng, and Chen Wenqi. Musicians Zhang Bichen, Li Yundi, Zhou Bichang and models Ju Xiaowen, Xi Mengyao, Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying (Bad Genius is amazing and I highly recommend it) , and Karlie Kloss also joined in the fun.

I was able to recognized 34 of the 42 without looking at the list of names, how many can you identify?

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Zhang Zifeng falls for two different Xiong Ziqi’s in One and Another Him

Following the now common tale of a cold, brilliant soul  and a friendly, goofy soul living in the body of one hot love interest, One and Another Him 我和两个ta looks like a dupe of a bunch of other similar dramas like Fool in Love with You^2 and Two Spirits’ Love. Zhang Zifeng (Chinatown Detective) can be a brilliant actress at times, though, so it might be good.

Xiong Ziqi plays the male lead while  Liu Jianyu, Liu Yichang, and Xia Ruoyan round up the rest of the cast.  I don’t know the supporting cast but they look cute.

Love Letter writer’s new film confirms Zhou Xun, Zhang Zifeng as leads

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Zhou Xun (Our Time Will Come) stars as the main protagonist in upcoming romance film Last Letter 你好, 之华, and she’ll be joined by teen actresses Zhang Zifeng (A Love For Separation) and Deng Enxi (The Devotion of Suspect X). Qin Hao (Legend of the Demon Cat) and Du Jiang (Operation Red Sea) have also been cast in unspecified roles.

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Review: Detective Chinatown

Easily one of the best mysteries and best comedies of the past few years, Detective Chinatown is a sure crowd pleaser.

A belated review for one of my favorite films of 2016 to get ready for the sequel. Detective Chinatown 2 will be distributed by Warner Bros in the U.S. and will open in 48 markets (biggest in a long time for a Chinese film).

A clean and twist-filled mystery embellished with well-executed humor and splashes of romance kept me on the edge of my seats  for Detective Chinatown 唐人街探案. The buddy cop flick from actor-turned-director Chen Sicheng  proves that he continues to be one of China’s best young commercial directors.
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My Ol’ Classmate releases stills

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“Someday, I’ll take you to a place that belongs only to us…” The young actors Zhang Zifeng and Li Jiacheng show off how adorable they are.

Bu Bu Jing Qing finally got a release date attached to it, but I’m disappointed that we won’t be getting out 14th Prince back…but hey, at least we’ll get to see Lin Gengxin costar with Zhou Dongyu (another really tall prince of the Qing dynasty for the Mou girl!) for upcoming movie My Ol’ Classmate. (It’s been such a long time since our last post, you can refresh your memory with regards to the synopsis). The two go through junior high, high school, and college together: and somehow, with Zhou Dongyu’s eternal youth and the playful mischief on Lin Gengxin’s*  face, you can (kind of) believe it! Parts of the movie take place in America.

*Yeah, right. Have you ever seen a 186 cm tall junior high school student? Lin Gengxin and Zhou Dongyu are actually played by younger actors (Zhang Zifeng and Li Jiacheng) for parts of their youth…and you’d be surprised by how similar those kids look to their grown-up counterparts. Look for stills below the cut, and look forward to a movie with a simple, but pure love. The movie will be released on April 25th. Continue reading