Depressing trailer and posters for movie version of Cry Me A Sad River

Trailers and stills have been released for the movie version of Cry Me A Sad River 悲伤逆流成河. Unlike the drama version, the film seems like it’s going to be a relatively faithful adaption of Guo Jingming’s source novel, which delves into bullying/peer victimisation, rape, teen pregnancy, and suicide. The movie has cast completely new actors Zhao YingboRen Min, Xin Yunlai, Zhang Ruonan and Zhu Danni as leads.

Translation of selected excerpts: (1)(2) | Teaser

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Promo Round-up: Age of Legends

Age of Legends stars William Chan as the amnesiac Liu Ziguang, a man who returns to his hometown under a new identity and helps to bring mob boss Nie Wanfeng (Liu Yijun) to justice. Ma Sichun costars as the policewoman in charge of his case, while Chen Yao plays a CEO and single mother who has an unrequited love for the hero.

The 47 episode drama airs daily on Dragon TV / Zhejiang TV beginning tonight.

Preview

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Ad Campaign Round-up: Ni Ni for Tiffany & Co.

Ni Ni joins Elle Fanning in the Chinese version of the Moon River ad for Tiffany & Co. Here’s a collection of Ni Ni’s ads over the years for the jewelry company, from cute to elegant to rocker.

I just want to personally thank Tiffany & Co. for sponsoring beautiful Ni Ni photoshoots like this, this, this,  this, this  and events that allowed for pictures like this gorgeous photo of Ni Ni in the rain.

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#NiNi #beautiful

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English translations of Rocket Girls’ Light

When I turn back to look at myself,
That light was “me” all along

The lyrics by Wu Tsing-Fong of Sodagreen for Rocket Girls’ third single Light (second from their EP) is heartfelt and shines with his unique combination of childhood wonder and  empowerment, and the arrangement of the girls’ voices is stunning  Someone said it reminded them of classic SHE songs and that’s how I feel.

Ashes of Love wraps up as the most viewed drama of the summer

I pretty much decided to do another photo post for this photo alone.

As the summer’s most viewed (via cable, Yanxi wins for online) series Ashes of Love香蜜沉沉烬如霜 wraps up, here’s some more stills released since it began airing.

The fantasy series stars Yang Zi, Deng Lun, Luo Yunxi, and Chen Yuqi in a love mess sprawling over the heavenly, flower, and demon worlds.  Watch it English subbed on Youtube here.

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Netflix Streaming Promo Round-up: The Rise of Phoenixes

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The Rise of Phoenixes streams with English subtitles on Netflix beginning today here. The series is the first ancient drama brought in as a “Netflix original” and stars Chen Kun, Ni Ni, Ni Dahong, Liu Mintao, Zhang Xiaochen, and Bai Jingting.

Here’s a bunch of stills and posters that have been released since the show begun airing other than the ones we’ve already posted, like Chen Kun’s color palette and Ni Ni’s costumes. The show also has a great OST, including Helpless 奈何  by Sam Lee,  How did we become so helpless 何奈何 by Ni Ni, Like Yesterday 如昨 by Liu Xijun, and   Schemes 心机 by Wang Xiaomin.   A couple more behind-the-scenes stuff have also been released since the last round-up. Watch them  here and here.

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Promo Round-up: Promising you a fleeting and dreamlike life

Will Zhu Yilong continues his bromance journey in this series?

Zhu Yilong and An Yuexi’s new drama, Promising you a fleeting and dreamlike life 许你浮生若梦  , began streaming on Youtube here on the 13th.

The series so far is kind of similar to Zhu Yilong’s Love for Three Lifetimes – basically the female lead and the supporting male lead are totally in love, but Zhu Yilong’s playboy character also likes her and continues to harass her. Except this time he’s not married to the female lead and he is best friends with her lover. I hear that the supporting male lead will turn out to be a horrible person later, so that may redeem Zhu Yilong’s character eventually, but so far I’m not buying it. An Yuexi and Zhu Yilong, along with supporting leads Zhu Jianran and Madina Yalqun are all really cute in this, though.

Soundtrack: Theme by An Yuexi ft Zhu Yilong ; Ask Oneself by 12th ; Together for the fleeting life by Shao Yuan

Trailer:

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