Huang Bo, Shu Qi, Wang Baoqiang escape The Island in new trailer

The Island 一出好戏 is Huang Bo’s directorial debut, and revolves around the protagonist’s (also played by Huang) attempts to leave the island with his fellow travellers Shu Qi, Wang Baoqiang, Zhang Yixing, Yu HeweiWang Xun, Li Qinqin and Li Youlin. 

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Photoshoot round-up: Chen Man photographs everyone

So I just figured out WordPress can embed tumblr (and that I have access to the Cfensi tumblr…) . This makes uploading photoshoots so much easier. I’ve also opened it to submissions if you want to submit your favs!

Collection of some great photoshoots by Chen Man that didn’t get their own posts, including Jing Tian’s futuristic shoot as a part of Pacific Rim promos, the rest of Yang Mi in Kyoto ,Tang Yan flirting with herself, Shu Qi fogged in mystery, and Fan Bingbing in Chinese-inspired avant garde fashion.

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eeMedia, SM Entertainment collaborate for new talent show

aka how Li Yuchun's team scared the other team to tears before the other team even got a chance to perform.

aka how Li Yuchun scares her opponent to tears with her awesomeness

If you want to watch an example of how to pull a boyband together, X Fire 燃烧吧少年 is it. From eeMedia and SM Entertainment ,  you’ll think the show is a freak show after episode 1,  you’ll fall in love with the same people after the team work their miracles on them in ep 2.  Two weeks later in episode 3, you’ll be filled with team spirit and wish  Li Yuchun’s team would debut already.

Joining the show to create eeMedia and SM’s new boyband are opponent team leader Shu Qi,  eeMedia CEO Long Danni, song arrangement and choreographers from both eeMedia and  SM Entertainment,  and Su Mang, editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar China and CEO of the Trends Group, which publishes the mainland versions of Cosmopolitan and Esquire.    Host-actress Yi Yi and singer Bai Jugang round up the group.

The show is best watched as a whole to get a true sense of the transformations of the boys (and the magic of Li Yuchun). Their dancing in general are pretty week, but here are a few of my favorite performances so far:

Gu Jiacheng (23) 谷嘉成X伍嘉诚 Wu Jiacheng (22) – Two time first-places and one-time second place. I love the opening of this arrangement (Li Yuchun’s idea).

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Chen Kun, “The Ghouls” Cast Cover Harper’s Bazaar

Chen Kun in Harper's Bazaar photoshoot

It’s hard to resist posting pictures of Chen Kun when they look like this.

December 18 will see the release of Mojin-The Lost Legend (鬼吹灯之寻龙诀), an adventure/thriller film previously titled The Ghouls. The cast, which includes Chen Kun, Shu Qi, Huang Bo, and Xia Yu, recently graced the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, and even though the cover itself is not that eye-catching, I had to share the rest of the pretty.

Shu Qi in Harper's Bazaar photoshoot

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The Assassin prepares for release

Period picture collage done right

The Assassin, directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien and starring Shu Qi, Chang Chen, Ethan Ruan, and Satoshi Tsumabuki, keeps releasing pretty pictures and I’ve been dying for it to be released.  For once, I’m glad that there’s a production that can still focus on natural elements as opposed too much CGI, man-made elements like architecture, clothing styles, huge hair, etc.  With August 27th just around the corner, I thought we should celebrate with stills… and the short film they made introducing the general story.

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Shu Qi stars as female knight-errant in upcoming movie The Assassin

Upcoming film The Assassin (Nie Yingniang) 刺客聂隐娘 , starring Shu Qi and Chang Chen, has recently released a trailer. The film is directed by Hou Xiaoxian, and is based off a story from the Tang dynasty.
Nie Yingniang (literally, “Hidden Lady”) was the daughter of a great general, who was taken away by a Daoist nun when she was ten years old. She is trained to become a peerless assassin, and returns home thirteen years later – but this time, her master has instructed her to kill her (second) cousin Tian Ji’an (Chang Chen)… Continue reading

Photoshoot Friday: July 31, 2015

Shu Qi rocks such an amazing “nv xia” (female knight-errant, female paladin) look in this new photo shoot for Bazaar – must have something to with her upcoming movie The Assassin (Nie Ying Niang – she plays the titular character). Bai Baihe chills at the beach, while Zhang Ziyi wears brightly colored furs. Fan Bingbing stuns a her self for Self magazine. Look below the cut for more pictures.  Continue reading

The Assassin releases stills

Just what we need.  Another English title that has the word “assassin.”

It seems like forever since Taiwan has made a period martial arts flick that has caught my attention.  The Assassin is a Taiwan-mainland co-production directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien and starring Shu Qi, Chang Chen, Ethan Ruan, and Satoshi Tsumabuki.  The film is set in the Tang dynasty and bagged Best Director and the Soundtrack Award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.  Sneak peak clip of the film here.

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Photoshoot Friday: January 23, 2014

It looks like Yao Chen‘s gone bokeh, but she’s actually just covered her head with sequins. Liu Yuxin will be appearing in Cage of Love (with Zheng Shuang and Hawick Lau), but if you haven’t seen Princess Mingyu in a while, you can look below the cut for her photoshoot for Trendshealth. Meanwhile, Shu Qi shows off backless dresses, while Bai Baihe goes for a few cloaks. Look below the cut for more pictures.  Continue reading

Photoshoot Friday: Tie it up

Get your hair out of your face; some of us are approaching finals season. (Others are just ready to take a break from work and vacation in Maui/Maldives/Macau/etc). This week, we feature our favorite Ni Ni sporting a ponytail and showing off her long legs; Xu Dongdong dons red lipstick and sideswept bangs. Meanwhile, Zhou Jun and Shu Qi share a photoshoot for Bazaar, and Zhou Xun pretties herself up against a gray background. Meanwhile, Yao Chen shows she’s ready to fight.

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