Zhou Xun, Huang Lei begin filming upcoming family drama Xiaomin’s Home

I loved A Little Reunion, and I am so pumped for this show.

Xiaomin’s Home 小敏家 is helmed by Wang Jun (Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace, A Little Reunion) and reunites April Rhapsody and Ripening Orange costars Zhou Xun and Huang Lei after almost two decades.

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Final trailer for Chen Kun, Zhou Xun’s The Yinyang Master

The CGI from The Yinyang Master reminds me of Monster Hunt, except this time our hero is a half-mortal half-demon (Chen Kun) who joins hands with his former master (Zhou Xun) to defeat the demon king. William Chan, Wang Likun, Qu Chuxiao, Shen Yue, Wang Zixuan costar.

Playlist of promos

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Chen Kun, Zhou Xun celebrate twenty years of friendship

Longtime besties Chen Kun and Zhou Xun are on the cover of GQ’s February edition to promote their upcoming film The Yinyang Master, which is set to premiere in cinemas on Chinese New Year.

They’ve collaborated 11 times over the past two decades, with Yinyang being their 12th. Wuxia film The Weary Poet, when released, will be their 13th.

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First teaser for Zhou Xun, Huang Bo’s gritty crime thriller

Across the Furious Sea is the much anticipated thriller comes from Cao Baoping, whose most notable works include Cock and Bull, The Equation of Love and Death and The Dead End. I’m also looking forward to watching The Perfect Blue, though with Fan Bingbing in the cast, I’m not sure when the film will be given the green light.

The film stars Huang Bo (Crazy Alien) as a father who is seeking revenge after his daughter died at the hands of her boyfriend, and Zhou Xun (Remain Silent) as the killer’s mother. Across the Furious Sea is scheduled for a Summer 2021 premiere.

Photographer Friday: Guo Puyuan

Guo Puyuan is one of those photographers whose every work feels like they should be on display in a museum. I only discovered him this year but he already has my top three favorite photoshoots of the year (Zhong Chuxi, Zhou Xun, and Ni Ni’s) .

His photos often have trace elements of surrealism, and his unique use of lighting creates a distinct 3D on 2D look to all his subjects.

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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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