Sunday, April 10, 2011

Reel China: Targets an elusive film fan — the Chinese American

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Masanobu Ando as "The Chef" in the movie "The Butcher, The Chef and the Swordsman" from China Lion Film Distribution and Fox International Productions. (China Lion Film)

For years, Chinese films shown in U.S. theaters have fallen into two distinct camps, both driven by largely white patrons: martial-arts movies for young men, such as Jet Li's "Hero," or critically acclaimed art-house fare, such as Kaige Chen's "Farewell My Concubine." More here.

"No more time-travel drama", authority says it disrespects history

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From QQ:

Now there’s an interesting trend in China’s film and television industry: more and more time-travel themed dramas are made and aired. In these time-travel based TV plays, usually the protagonist is from the modern time and for some reasons and via some means, travels through time and all the way back to the ancient China where he/she will constantly experience the "culture shock" but gradually get used to it and eventually develop a romance in that era. Though obviously the Chinese audience is found of this genre of shows, the country’s authority -General Bureau of Radio, Film and Television, to be exact, is not happy about this trend and calls a halt to the making of this type of drama. More here.

Stop the Meddling: Incorporate Your Uterus Today!

Isn’t it interesting how Republican politicians are so eager to get regulators out of corporate boardrooms and into women’s bedrooms? More here!

Kim Jae Wook and Kim Dong Wan to star in musical, “Hedwig”

Kim Jae Wook and Kim Dong Wan to star in musical, “Hedwig”

Kim Dong-wan of Shinhwa and model-turned-actor Kim Jae-wook will take the stage as a transgender rock singer in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” from May. More here.

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