Entertainment Update: Martial Universe, Secret of the Three Kingdoms, Here to Heart, The Way We Were, Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings, The Starry Night the Starry Sea 2, celebrity updates, and photoshoots

It’s been awhile since we had an entertainment update so it’s a little packed. Mainly a lot of new stills from upcoming dramas.

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Milan Fashion Week 2017-2018 for Spring/Summer

Hello folks~ So this month we have been bombarded with so many fashion weeks and of course lovely pictures. Since I’m a bit short on time, I’ll be featuring one fashion week and that is the Milan Fashion Week that took place in Milan, Italy from September 20-26 2017; a very recent fashion week. There won’t be much commentary as the images will speak for themselves 😀

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Review: Candle in the Tomb – Mu Ye Gui Shi (2017)

Tomb-raiding and an ass-kicking Gina Jin – I had been anticipating this and am pleased to say that I found it a delightful little show. Only 24 episodes long and clearly meant to have a sequel, it was a taut and fun watch.

Unlike the usual tomb-raider dramas, this is anchored by a storyline of searching for one’s parents which then leads to the common wuxia theme of finding oneself and compatriots along the way. I like that the show manages to flesh out a believable trajectory of Hu Tian, son of Hu Bayi and Shirley (the Dynamic Duo played by Jin Dong / Joe Chen or Chen Kun / Shu Qi for those who watch this genre) who was abandoned at 5 when his parents had to go search for a cure to his mysterious affliction, from a bitter, semi-delinquent with an enormous chip on his shoulder to a responsible leader of the rag-tag team, a sweet relationship between him and Bing Lun (a high-achieving, martial trained, US educated tomb-raider with a mysterious past ) and the camaderie of all 5 of them without it feeling forced and contrived.

Kudos to Darren wang who seems to have cornered the market on imbuing a cheeky wastrel character (we all know he isn’t like that deep down inside!) with heart and grit which just needs the right girl/opportunity/life-changing discovery to shine. Never been a better use of the term Diamond In the Rough! Gina Jin, whom I have to come to enjoy with her diverse roles, totally rocked it as the cool chick with her slick moves and cold persona – I did wonder if it was really necessary to wear such short shorts knowing that you will be climbing through holes and crevasses but hey – it’s entertainment! 🙂

Special mention to Wang Li Xin (who was also in With You with Liu haoran and Tan Song Yun) who successfully made Lei Li a likeable character and is really a sap at heart pining after Xiao Jin Ya (Zhang Xin). He may have been the comic relief but he was definitely not the clown. Xiao Jin Ya too , despite being the third wheel for the OTP was sufficiently crushed from her unrequited feelings but yet managed to maintain some sort of grace and dignity.

One disclaimer would be that I am a fan of the genre and enjoy all the backstories and historical possibilities despite the lack of subtitles so it may not be everyone’s up of tea.

I would say – Come for the adventure, stay for the human relationships – and wait for the sequel!

Forbes’ Top 100 Chinese Celebrities in 2017

Sharing this year’s Forbes China 100 top Celebrities list. Are your favorites on the list? Did the critics, placed them to how you would have expected?

Our Sunshine

Forbes China  finally released its 2017 list of the top 100 celebrities. The time frame used to determine the ranks range from July 2016 to June 2017 and included entertainers such as singers, actors, directors, models, and athletes  from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Maco, and Taiwan. The income estimations are a  projection of the celebrities past projects and commercial values.

Read more to find out what critics ranked  Wallace this year. 

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[Thread] The Eternal Wave 密战 (2017 Film)

It’s been awhile but we finally got news on the spy movie Eternal Wave starring Aaron Kwok, Zhao Liying, and Zhang Han. The promotion for it ramped up and they dropped the first official trailer along with a release date!!

Title: Eternal Wave (密战)

Release date: November 3rd, 2017
Starring: Aaron Kwok, Zhao Liying, Zhang Han

Synopsis: The story takes in 1937, after the fall of Shanghai during the Japanese invasion. Spy Lin Xiang (Aaron Kwok) was ordered to infiltrate Shanghai and reconstruct the underground headquarter that was destroyed. Here he met a simple but with a very strong sense of justice Lan Fang (Zhao Liying). Known as the “underground party couples”, the two fight hand in hand against the evil Liang Dong (Zhang Han), the Japanese invaders and pseudo government spies to start a thrilling life and death contest.

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Update: 2017 Bazaar Charity Night

Bazaar Charity Night took place September 9th in Beijing. It assembled a lot of popular celebrities, business leaders, public media, and fans to celebrate helping others through donations.

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