Beijing Girls – Yang Mi, Guan Xiaotong, Xu Jinglei, Xu Qing, Chen Man

Born and raised in Beijing,  Yang Mi, Guan Xiaotong, Xu Jinglei, Xu Qing, and Chen Man rep their city in this latest of hometown-themed photoshoots that seem to be popular in magazines of late.

For more, you can look at NYT Travel’s Anhui series featuring Ma Sichun, Jiang Wenli and Chen Ran ,  Nanjing series featuring Ni Ni, Hai Qing, Mei Ting and Yang Zishan, and  Beijing series featuring Chen Feiyu, Wu Xiubo, and Xu Qing .

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Live-action The Outcast tries to recreate anime-styled fighting

Supernatual martial arts manga/anime hit Hitori no Shita: The Outcast /Under One Person / 一人之下  is one of several anime to be produced into an live-action.  Here’s a glimpse at their martial arts choreography testing that tries to recreate the style of the anime. I’m always skeptical of adaptations but the fighting choreography looks really unique:

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Huang Bo, Xu Jinglei lead sci-fi film Battle of Memories

Battle of Memories 记忆大师 is the much anticipated film from director Leste Chen and write Ren Peng, the duo behind to The Great Hypnotist and 20 Again, and features a brand new cast in Huang Bo (Mojin: The Lost Legend), Xu Jinglei (Somewhere Only We Know), Duan Yihong (The Dead End), Yang Zishan (Happy Mitan) and Tiffany Hsu (In Love).

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Bai Baihe goes on a desperate search for her daughter in upcoming thriller

The Missing 绑架者 stars Bai Baihe (I Belonged To You) as a police officer whose goes daughter goes missing. She homes in on the suspect, played by Stanley Huang (Somewhere Only We Know), only to discover that he had lost all his memories in a suspicious accident.

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Weibo Wednesday: April 8, 2015

Funnily enough, since our last round-up, Weibo got a huge boost in Western media when BuzzFeed writer Matt Stopera blogged out about how Chinese netizens helped him find the man who ended up with his stolen iPhone. The story is pretty long, but it’s a good read for anyone who likes a dose of bromance. C: Everything else in this round-up seems pretty tame in comparison.

Kimi Qiao with giant bear plush

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Kimi Qiao with a giant bear! He and Cruel Romance costar Huang Xiaoming recently showed up on Happy Camp, which ended up being one of the highest-rated episodes in recent years. You can also catch him romancing actress Xu Lu in the upcoming reality show, We Are in Love (我们相爱吧), a.k.a. the Chinese version of We Got Married.

Benefits are here! Sending you all… a little devil [literally, a bear child].

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Photoshoot Round Up: Miscellaneous


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Liu Yifei is in black veils fro Madame Figaro – wouldn’t it be nice if she had done more of those? Zhang Xinyi is in a winter wonderland, while Tong LIya is a killer businesswoman for Grazia. Jing Tian looks ready for summer, with her dresses and skirts. Liu Tao gives off the aura of a queen for Cosmopolitan, and Xu Jinglei is mature and cool. Meanwhile, Chen Xuedong adds in a little more testerone, and super model He Sui is eyecatching in black – who wins, her or Liu Yifei? Continue reading

Happy (Photoshoot) Black Friday

So, for those of you in the United States: Thanksgiving is over, Happy(?) Black Friday! (How could I resist theming this week’s round up this way?) Jing Boran and Eddy Peng almost look like they could be planning their shopping strategy. Meanwhile, Gao Yuanyuan’s dark red lipstick looks great in her black drenched photo shoot, while Jane Zhang goes for a grey background. Xu Jinglei, though, goes for an all out grayscale look. There’s also Liu Yifei, in elegant dresses – look below the cut for more pictures!

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Kris Wu sings for new Xu Jinglei film

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Wu Yifan deep in thought about how he’s ever going to pass for Feng Xiaogang’s son.

First glimpses of Xu Jinglei‘s first romance, Somewhere only we know 有一个地方只有我们知道 starring Kris Wu, Wang Likun, Zhang Chao, and Nayizha, are shown in Kris Wu’s latest MV for the film. Being Xu Jinglei’s new favorite, Kris Wu is also expected to play Feng Xiaogang’s son for upcoming Guan Hu film Old Punk 老炮儿.

P.S. Anyone know who is the random white guy that Xu Jinglei is snuggling with?

Xu Jinglei returns with new film; are females more likely to cast new actors?

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After overspending on plane tickets, Xu Jinglei decides to film the entire movie via her iPhone.

One of China’s most successful chick flick directors, Xu Jinglei, returns after a two-year hiatus with “Somewhere only we know.”   As with before, she’s using all new film leads, including Wang LikunKris Wu YifanZhang Chao, and Reyizha  The script is written by Wang Shuo of the box-office record-breaking films Personal Tailor and  If you’re the one 2. More photos and musing below the cut.

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