Official teaser for Tang Wei, Zhu Yawen’s Empress of the Ming

I sincerely wish historical drama producers would stop hiring Zhang Shuping/William Chang as costume designer, because the leads’ weird hairdos and costumes usually stick out like a sore-thumb (The Rise of Phoenixes is probably the best of the lot).

Empress of the Ming chronicles the life of Sun Ruowei (Tang Wei) a young girl who puts her vengeance behind her to become a virtuous empress, and eventually a respected empress dowager.

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Live-action The Outcast tries to recreate anime-styled fighting

Supernatual martial arts manga/anime hit Hitori no Shita: The Outcast /Under One Person / 一人之下  is one of several anime to be produced into an live-action.  Here’s a glimpse at their martial arts choreography testing that tries to recreate the style of the anime. I’m always skeptical of adaptations but the fighting choreography looks really unique:

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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 STD’s, 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  | Theme song by Rocket Girls’ Sunnee | Insert song by Ren Suxi

 

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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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