Chen Kun, Zhou Xun’s The Yinyang Master releases first teaser

The Yinyang Master 侍神令 is a very loose adaption of Netease RPG game Onmyoji, and stars Chen Kun as Qingming (Abe no Seimei), Zhou Xun as Babai Biqiuni (Yao Bikuni), Qu Chuxiao as Yuan Boya (Hiromasa) and Shen Yue as Shenyue (Kagura). William Chan and Wang Likun costar.

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Celebrity Schedules: November 2019

Song YI, filming modern drama Romantic Notes of the Crux Constellation with Chen Xuedong

Round-up of celebrity Novembers schedules put out by their workshops and what drama/film they’re working on right now, mostly selected based on if I liked their photo.

Ju Jingyi, new drama with Zhang Zhehan
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Qu Chuxiao, Chen Yuqi to lead Mystery of Antiques Season 3

Qu Chuxiao (The Wandering Earth) and Chen Yuqi (Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre 19) have been cast in season three of Mystery of Antiques 古董局中局之掠宝清单. This time the series will focus on one man’s attempts to stop greedy warlords and Japanese officials from robbing all the treasures after the looting of the Eastern Mausoleum. Season 2 (古董局中局之鉴墨寻瓷) has already wrapped up filming with Xia Yu reprising his role as Xu Yuan and singer-actor Wei Chen taking on the role of Yao Buran.

Fifty celebrities gather for GQ’s short film, MV, and photoshoots

You thought the Vanity Fair photoshoot was it for GQ’s 10th birthday party? Nope, they also have a MV, a short film, and a Fancy Dinner photoshoot. Select guests include Jing Boran, He Jiong, Karlie Kloss, Wang Yaoqing, Duan Yihong, William Chan, Wenqi, Qu Chuxiao, Li Yifeng, Chris Li Yuchun, Li Bingbing, Li Qin, Zhu Yilong, Angelababy, Wang Yibo, He Sui, Tan Jianci, Jing Tian, Li Xian, Liu Haoran, Chloe Maayan, Wang Jingchun, Tong Dawei, Zheng Kai, Cai Xukun and Deng Lun.

I can’t figure out how to upload the photo of the very long dinner table with a lot of people and not that much food, so here’s the link. Here’s their MV featuring some of the guests and the first set of character posters for the short film below the cut:

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A glimpse of the vanity fair at GQ anniversary event

All eyes are on the gorgeous stars for GQ’s 10th birthday party. Select guests include Jing Boran, He Jiong, Karlie Kloss, Wang Yaoqing, Duan Yihong, William Chan, Wenqi, Qu Chuxiao, Li Yifeng, Chris Li Yuchun, Li Bingbing, Li Qin, Zhu Yilong, Angelababy, Wang Yibo, He Sui, Tan Jianci, Jing Tian, Li Xian, Liu Haoran, Chloe Maayan, Wang Jingchun, Tong Dawei, Zheng Kai, Cai Xukun and Deng Lun.

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Celebrity Schedules: September 2019

Yang Mi

Round-up of celebrity September schedules put out by their workshops, mostly selected based on if I liked their photo. I’m too lazy to look up what they’re all filming, but the biggest news is probably that Dilraba is finally filming again after being on filming break since the new lunar year.

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Review: The Wandering Earth is an imaginative spectacle that launches Chinese films into the space age.

The Wandering Earth is the historical breakthrough Chinese sci-fi has been waiting for a long time.

Faced with the threat of the sun swallowing up the Earth, humans chose to embark on a 2500 year journey to find a new place in the universe for their home, Earth. The ambitious plan involves three hundred years of scientists around the world building ten thousand propellers around the Earth, stopping the  Earth’s rotation, and then finally propelling the Earth into its long journey into the dark night. But first, they must get out of the solar system by escaping Jupiter’s gravitational pull.

The almost as ambitious film The Wandering Earth 流浪地球 is half disaster film, half space thriller,  and a full classic holiday film about the importance of going home for the holidays. While not nearly as polished as Hollywood blockbusters (and with a fraction of the budget), the film offers uniquely Chinese visions of the future that makes it stand-out.  Despite its clear flaws,  the Frant Gwo-direct film has a solid plot, suspenseful and well-shot action scenes for both its earth disaster and space scenes, plenty of scenes that appeals to your inner holiday spirit,  and solid CGI combined with imaginative setups that makes this the historical breakthrough Chinese sci-fi has been waiting for a long time.

imax trailer for the film: 

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