Why does this woman look so fierce and badass in ancient costumes? It makes her recent character in Cruel Romance a huge joke!
Three Body, is a film adaptation of the sci-fi novel, The Three-Body Problem, written by Chinese writer Liu Cixin. Set in the tumultuous years of the Cultural Revolution, the premise is about alien invasion and the government and scientists’ responses to this intrusion of their homeland by dividing into different factions. The humans are not all that innocent to begin with because a signal launched into outer space by a military project is captured by a group of desperate aliens on the verge of extinction. It gives them hope and the idea that coming down to Earth might save them. I’m planning on reading the translated English novel because I love sci-fi novels and the reviews sound positive! The star-studded film held a press conference today with its cast. Leading the pack is William Feng (King of Lan Ling) and Zhang Jing Chu (I Am Somebody, Honeymoon Hotel).
Ban Shu Legend is said to be the sequel to Zhao Li Ying’s Female Prime Minister since the main character played by Jing Tian is supposedly her niece who was separated from her parents as a child and grew up in the grasslands. To be accepted by her noble family, she enters the Palace, hoping to prove her ability and become an instructor at the Royal Female Academy. I can see the potential in Jing Tian, but her OTP man Zhang Zhe Han needs to rise up to the challenge if he wants to shine next to her blazing self. Lol. Real life couple, Li Sheng and Li Jia Hang, are not playing lovers. Awww.
The good thing is it’s English-subtitled! Yu Zheng trying to get on the good side of international fans?
We Are In Love is China’s We Got Married and Run, Brother is China’s Running Man. I don’t know how far we can go yet but I thought it would be a good idea to have a place where we can chat about Chinese Variety Shows on a weekly basis. And hopefully, the discussion/spazzing can lead to more interest and english subtitles! Feel free to join in!
Yu Zheng’s first modern drama (he’s the producer), tentatively called Love Up In the Air (or Cloud in the Air) has a booting ceremony to begin filming on April 18th. I think he’s only interested in messing with the wuxia world; Modern world is enough of a chaotic place without his paws on them. Chen Xiao (Romance of the Condor Heroes) and Yuan Shan Shan (City of Angels) are the leads. I did not remember these two were paired up way back in Beauties of the Emperor! I hated her character so much in that drama…..she literally got every single man she wanted in there! Truth be told, I’m not a fan of this pairing. Yuan Shan Shan has yet to capture me with her performance. Might this be the one?
Sorry for the lack of updates! Working and marathoning Daredevil took a toll. Wowzer. The Ark Of Mr. Chow is another youth-centered movie. But this one is a little different, focusing on the turbulence of puberty and the social awkwardness of gifted kids who are recruited at a tender age to train for a world of mathematics competitions. So geniuses without social skills. heh. Reminds me of The Big Bang Theory! Directed by newbie director, Xiao Yang, who was a graduate of the the same program three decades ago, the film promises to take an honest look into their lives and the embarrassing moments on campus that are heart-warming and equally hilarious.
I don’t know about the movie yet but the press conference is CUTE.
This is like the best time to check out what movies your favorite stars are in! And how entertaining it is for them to pick which movie to represent if they have more than one! HAR-HAR. It’s funny that some of them actually changed and then walked again for their other movie. 😉 Time to bust out those gowns and jewelries!
As previously mentioned in one of the C-News batches: Ariel Lin, Kara Hui, and Chen Xiao were invited to film a
horror thrilling suspense movie last December (filming wrapped up in February.) The Mysterious Family is directed by a Korean director, Park Yu Hwan (Memento Mori) and revolves around a murder and the confusing dynamics of the family with Ariel playing the high school daughter (??!!!), Chen Xiao as the son, Kara as the mother, and Jiang Wu as the dad. Miao Miao, a carefree and bright-eyed student, encounters a night of brutal attack that changes everything about her routine life.