“Saving General Yang” releases English trailer

With a narration that makes it sound like the opening of a cartoon, and a surprisingly fitting English title, “Saving General Yang” , aka family of hot guys who generally can’t act, released its first international trailer with a semi-comical narration.

The movie starsĀ  Wu Zun, Vic Chou, Li Chen, Fu Xinbo, Raymond Lam, Ady An, Li Qian, Xu Fan, Ekin Cheng, Yu Bo, etc. Watch the trailer below from tableshape@YouTube.

The 12th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) Opens

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Cast of Sophie's Revenge working the red carpet.

This is one of the two A-List film festivals in Asia, the other being Tokyo. Despite starting late (1993), organizers have been working hard to make this as prestigious as possible, a subjective measure, and it does seem to be a step up from last year with Danny Boyle heading the jury, and various other stars walking the red carpet. I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of these pictures already, sorry for the lateness! I’ll post on the SIFF again later.

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Chinese Celebrities When They Were Young

I said I would do a special fun post in exchange for someone making my banner when site hit 10,000. Well, here it is as promised, although nobody ever made me a banner. :( This is still incomplete…I don’t have a few people in here, and I wanted to put an after pic of everyone, but I got way too tired of that so I only put some for some people I didn’t think people would know (like all the mainland guys apparently), but eventually I will update this and make it the most comprehensive Chinese celeb baby picture list ever.

Love or hate her, you’ve got to admit Liu Yifei was one of the most adorable children ever.

More of cute adorable children behind the cut. I think it’s really rare for Chinese people to do plastic surgery (as of now) so this won’t be one of those “spot the differences” posts. This took a lot of time and effort to put together, so PLEASE DO NOT COPY AND POST ANYWHERE ELSE, w/o permission.

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Hunan TV will remake Hana Yori Dango/ Meteor Garden

Using the “Superboys”.

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I’ll update this post and this site with more details as I get them.

I was always wondering if mainland China would film its own Hana Yori Dango. If you follow mainland Chinese television, you quickly come to find that there are the state-wide CCTV productions, which like expensive big-budget series with casts that attended drama universities, etc and then there are the provincial productions like Hunan TV who don’t get quite as much money, but don’t have the restraints CCTV does, about providing moralistic drama with meaning, etc. If China were to have a large amount of meaningless idol dramas, they would come from these local, provincial level stations. So here we are, at the possibility of Hunan remaking Meteor Garden using their “Superboys” aka “Kuai Le Nan Sheng” (the Chinese American Idol-type series for those of you who don’t get my constant references to this).

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Fahrenheit Supports Wu Zun’s New Movie

They were at the Taiwan premiere of the movie, and got to watch Wu Zun feed Charlene. Calvin, as you can see, may have realized his hair is simply not acceptable in public and has begun wearing a hat.

Also the article I found this from had a very interesting comment, paraphrased here: “Recently in Taiwan there’s been a trend relating stripping to good ratings, and all want to see Zun strip however Zun firmly stated that he will not strip, and does not wish to follow this trend.”

I’m sure Charlene would look a lot happier in this publicity still if you had actually meant that.