Upcoming historical romance drama The Song of Glory 南歌, previously known as 雀谋 / 锦绣长歌 / Biding Time, comes from the producers of The Princess Weiyoung, and stars Li Qin (Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace) as the mistress of a dance house who is later revealed to be the missing daughter of a respected family of warriors. Qin Hao(Tomb of Sea) costars as Liu Yilong, the emperor of Liu Song and her main love interest.Continue reading →
Happy White Valentine’s Day! Hopefully your romance is more smooth than theirs.
New The Legend of White Snake 新白娘子传奇 released its theme song MV. Starring Ju Jingyi and Yu Menglong in the timeless tale of a forbidden romance between humans and demons, the series is one of at least four retellings of the story made within the past two years, but I”m not going to complain since The Destiny of White Snakeand the White Snake animated featurehave both been good.
The CGI background when they first meet on the bridge is gorgeous and has a Chinese watercolor touch to it. Also, where do these fictional girls find all these boyfriends who can perfectly do their eyebrows without practice? I need one.
Alternatively, how about all of them as Shang-chi since he can multiply.
Given that Cfensi got its top choice for Disney’s Mulan, let’s do some dream cast for Shang-chi, Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first lead Asian superhero (unless The Eternals miraculously cast an Asian). Shang-chi is a master of wushu who was born in Hu’nan and moved to NYC. He is half-white and looks just like Bruce Lee in the comics, but MCU probably has plenty of of freedom in terms of what age and exact background he’ll be. There’s also a bunch of Chinese characters who could be in the film.
Who would you like to see cast? Leave a comment and I’ll add them to the polls. My current list including young-ish actors who either have martial arts backgrounds or who look the part and are “American/Canadian/etc” since Hollywood seems to be averse to casting people of Chinese nationality given Mulan and Crazy Rich Asians.
Coming-of-age story about “a schoolgirl’s rite of passage as a rookie smuggler”, The Crossing 过春天 will be screening in the usual overseas spots this week.
The directorial debut of Bai Xue is the produced by veteran director Tian Zhuanzhuang. I don’t know what it is, but the trailer looks very different from all the other Chinese films. It reminds me a bit of the best Thai coming-of-age films. Newcomers Huang Yao, Sun Yang join Carmen Soup to star in the film.
Inside Man 局中人 fits the typical spy drama mold of brothers who find themselves on opposing sides – younger brother Shen Fang (ZhangYishan) returns a war hero, though older brother Shen Lin (PanYueming), a top-ranking Kuomintang official, suspects that his true loyalties lie elsewhere.Continue reading →
“Only by traveling through the night can one reach dawn.” – tagline
Soul Ferry director Ju Xingmao has began work on another supernatural mystery series. Titled The Journey Across the Night 我在香港遇见他 (literally translation : In Hong Kong, I met him), the series stars Zeng Shunxi (Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Saber), Cherry Ngan (Original Sin), Huang Yao (The Crossing) and Zhou Cheng’ao ( My Huckleberry Friends). Synopsis below.
After both his mother and his brother were diagnosed with schizophrenia when they were twenty-four, young Li Jia ( Zeng Shunxi) goes to Hong Kong for his graduate studies to study hereditary mental illness in hopes that he will be able to save himself before time runs out. There, he and fellow student Shi Cheng are sent to apartments all across Hong Kong by their housing agent Zhang XX (Cherry Ngan), where the trio meets a series of mysterious strangers and neighbors…
Seriously I’ve seen like fifty romance novels with an illustrated cover that looks just like this but not as pretty.
Actress Liu Yifei reminds you why no matter how many bad movies she makes, she is still the prototype for like half of all Chinese romance novels. Here are two sets of photos for a series of Tissot events. Images from her weibo and 壁纸控ins @Weibo.
Liu Haoran is the freshest of meats (fresh meat = young, pretty actor) in this new photoshoot by Liu Song. Liu Haoran hasn’t been filming for a while and has been focusing on college ( Central Drama is a lot stricter on skipping school for work) . Continue reading →
Awakening of Insects 麻雀2之惊蛰 comes from the author-writer of 2016 spy drama Sparrow, and stars Zhang Ruoyun as Chen Shan, a police informer who is forced by the Japanese to infiltrate the Kuomintang as Xiao Zhengguo, whom he bears a close resemblance to. Wang Ou plays the righteous Communist agent and Chen Shan’s love interest Zhang Li.