Chen Kaige, Ning Hao, Xu Zheng, Wen Muyu, Xue Xiaolu, Zhang Yibai, Wen Yan team up for National Day film project

I don’t usually post these type of patriotic films since they’re usually just bad films, but the trailer for  this actually looks really good.  Me and My Motherland 我的我的祖国, a film celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in October, consists of eight parts separately shot by eight directors, ranging from veterans like Chen Kaige to rising talents like Wen Yan. Here’s what  we know of the cast so far for each part:

  1.  Guan Hu (Mr. Six)– Ou Hao, Huang Bo, Wang Qianyuan
  2. Zhang Yibai (Fleet of Time) – Zhang Jiayi, Zhang Ze
  3.  Xu Zheng (Lost in Thailand)  –   Liu Tao, Xu Zheng
  4. Xue Xiaolu (Finding Mr. Right).- Du Jiang, Zhu Yilong, Gao Yalin
  5. Ning Hao (Let the Bullets Fly) – Ge You
  6. Wen Muye (Dying to Survive) – Tong Liya, Song Jia, Lei Jiayin
  7. Chen Kaige (Farewell My Concubine)  – Liu Haoran, Chen Feiyu, Tian Zhuangzhuang
  8. Wen Yan (Angels Wear White) – Andy Lau, Zhuang Yinan

Trailer:

First look at Qin Lan, Godfrey Gao’s upcoming showbiz drama


We Are All Alone is set in the entertainment industry, and stars Qin Lan as a talent agent who must rebuild her career from scratch. Gao Yixiang plays the lawyer with the smouldering gaze. Costars include Wang Ziyi as an idol and Wang Yaoqing as the CEO of the heroine’s agency. Kara Hui and Guo Xiaoting play artists signed under the agency.

Behind the scenes (character poster shoots)
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Air date update, August 2019

Arsenal Military Academy 烈火军校 – Aug 6
Starring: Bai Lu, Xu Kai, Li Chengbin
Details: 30 episodes, weekly drama on iQiyi
Cross-dressing heroine gets involved in a love triangle with two of the most popular officers at the Academy.

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Promo Round-up: Mr. Fighting

Has the potential to be a heartwarming and feel-good drama if written well.

Mr. Fighting comes from the team behind To Be A Better Man and Mr. Right, and stars Deng Lun as a former top idol and aspiring actor who fights his way back to the top with the help of his bumbling new assistant (Ma Sichun) and her father (Han Tongsheng).

The 44 episode drama airs daily on Hunan TV beginning tonight.

Playlist of official teasers and songs. Episodes will be available on Huace’s channel tomorrow at midnight.
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Over-protective parents grow up in upcoming family drama A Little Reunion

A Little Separation’s companion series, A Little Reunion focuses on three sets of families who all go to great lengths to ensure their children perform well in the university entrance exams, yet eventually realise that perfect scores are not the be-all and end-all.

Hai Qing is the strict mother who constantly compares her son (Zhou Qi) to her nephew (Liu Qi), while Huang Lei plays the father who is always responsible for defusing the situation.

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Love and Destiny costumes round-up: Ni Ni as a bird fairy

Despite opening to ridicule, Ni Ni and Chang Chen’s Love and Destiny has been slowly garnering fans thanks to its solid writing, acting, and directing. A round-up of costumes for Lingxi the bird fairy, the first of the three lifetimes of Ni Ni’s character in fantasy drama Love and Destiny. Designed by William Chang Suk Ping, the costumes in this period of her life are all simple ombre gauze to give her character a sense of flight and innocence.

You can watch the series on Youtube here.

In heaven prison, you look like this.
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Meteor Garden leads Shen Yue, Jerry Yan star in The Exchange Luck

What happens when 2000 Daoming Si and 2018’s Shan Cai fall in love?

Meteor Garden leads eighteen years apart, Shen Yue and Jerry Yan, switch up their luck in The Exchange Luck 交换吧!运气. The modern rom-com began filming last week. Next up: Barbie Hsu X Wang Hedi please.

Lu Xingcheng (Jerry Yan) is a successful CEO known for his luck while Tong Xiaoyou (Shen Yue) is a down-on-her-luck designer. An accidental kiss somehow exchanges their luck reserve and the two’s lives begin to drastically change.

Mid-series review: The Longest Day in Chang’an

The first half of The Longest Day in Chang’an is mesmerising, and has a very meaty setup – Zhang Xiaojing (Lei Jiayin), former police detective (buliangren) and currently a prisoner on death row, is given the near impossible mission of uprooting a terrorist group within twenty four hours. He sacrifices close friends and subordinates and willingly puts himself in mortal danger in order to save the people of Chang’an, yet is easily thrown under the bus by those in power when things get out of control.

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