Tong Liya and Song Jia ready to take my heart on flight
Arthur Chen Feiyu as seen through his father’s eyes.
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:
Guan Hu (Mr. Six)– Ou Hao, Huang Bo, Wang Qianyuan
Zhang Yibai (Fleet of Time) – Zhang Jiayi, Zhang Ze
Xu Zheng (Lost in Thailand) – Liu Tao, Xu Zheng
Xue Xiaolu (Finding Mr. Right).- Du Jiang, Zhu Yilong, Gao Yalin
Ning Hao (Let the Bullets Fly) – Ge You
Wen Muye (Dying to Survive) – Tong Liya, Song Jia, Lei Jiayin
Chen Kaige (Farewell My Concubine) – Liu Haoran, Chen Feiyu, Tian Zhuangzhuang
Wen Yan (Angels Wear White) – Andy Lau, Zhuang Yinan
The controversial acting variety show I Am An Actor 我就是演员 (previously Birth of a Performer) is back for a second season. Zhang Ziyi is the only remaining judge from the first season, and is joined by dependable uncle actors Wu Xiubo (The Advisors Alliance) and Xu Zheng (Dying to Survive). The variety show airs every Saturday night on Zhejiang TV beginning tomorrow.
This gorgeous promo features Zhang Ziyi looking back on her characters (Wu Xiubo, Xu Zheng):
How Long Will I Love U 超时空同居 tells of the bickering relationship between neighbours who live in parallel timelines, who end up pretending to be a couple. A woman from 2018 (Tong Liya) wakes up to find her wall has disappeared, and discovers her new housemate is a man from 1999 (Lei Jiayin). Cue hilarious cohabitation hijinks and friendly bickering.
Xu Zheng (Lost in Hong Kong) plays high-profile corrupt billionaire Zhong Xiaonian, who is kidnapped and held captive in a secret building after attempting to lock in another dirty deal. Zhong Xiaonian finds himself in living hell as the kidnapper begins to publish one dark secret about him a day.
Jia Zhangke (Touch of Sin, Mountains May Depart) often creates contemplative stories that reflect issues in society, and I’m expecting his new romantic thriller Ash is Purest White 江湖儿女 to do the same.
Yu Hewei, who portrayed Cao Cao in last year’s popular historical drama The Advisors Alliance is starring in upcoming crime thriller titled The Drug Hunter 猎毒人 as a chemical engineer who successfully infiltrates and busts a drug ring in the Golden Triangle. It begins as a personal revenge mission, yet the hero ultimately transforms into a respected undercover operative.
Zhao Wei’s outfit in this photo shoot makes me think of the granny from Twenty Again. She’s co-starring with Xu Zheng in the upcoming film Lost in Hong Kong (which is also being directed by Xu Zheng).In this story, Xu Zheng’s character once dreamed of being an artist, but is now a middle-aged petty merchant. He and his wife go to Hong Kong to vacation – although Xu Zheng’s real motive is to meet up with his college love. Unfortunately, his wife’s little sister (Zhao Wei) senses his hidden intentions, and refuses to let him go… Continue reading →
Lu Yi wants to take his daughter on adventures for the show
As “Where are we going? Dad” becomes the cutest show of the year, celebrity dads are all expressing interesting in taking their “little monsters” on adventures around China. So far Li Yapeng (daughter with Faye Wong) , Yu Quan‘s Chen Yufan (son with Bai Baihe), Wen Zhang (daughter with Ma Yili), Lu Yi (daughter with Bao Lei),Julian Cheung (son with Anita Yuen), Xu Zheng (daughter with Tao Hong), and Huang Lei (daughter with Sun Li) have all indicated to the press that they would be interested in going future seasons if their kids agree.
Hunan TV plans for two seasons of the show next year. Which pairs would you like to see the most? Which ones are your favorites this season? I’m personally hoping that one of the seasons will be the currently pair and then one season the new pair.
How cute are Qiao Renliang and Li Xiaolu together?
Quick post, because I’ve been sort of busy. One Night in the Supermarket, an ensemble comedy about a 24-hour supermarket will be competing for the ” CCTV6 Chinese Film Media ” award, at the upcoming Shanghai Film Festival, one of the biggest film festivals in Asia. I’m not really sure how that award works except that it’s given out by CCTV6 and has evolved into its own subsection of the SFF. Guess why I’m interested in the movie?