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[Movie News] Chinese thrillers coming soon

The Mysterious Family 神秘家族 is a Sino-Korean production directed by Park Yuhwan. In this suspense thriller a young woman (Ariel Lin) is brutally attacked by a stranger. She manages to break free from her attacker but he returns to terrorize her family. This movie opens on April 21st across China. Completing the cast are Jiang Wu, Chen Xiao and Kara Hui, who recently won Best Actress at the Hong Kong Film Awards for Happiness 幸运是我Check out the trailer below with English subtitles provided by Two C-ents.

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Features · Movies

[Feature] Liu Ye in a fancy coffee ad

Nescafe Gold China has released a “short film commercial” featuring two of Chinese cinema’s finest, actor Liu Ye (The Founding of an Army) and director Ann Hui (The Golden Era).

I have not become a consumer of instant coffee just yet but I do find the film to be pretty and informative. It pays homage to coffee craftsmanship—something that most of us ordinary folks don’t really think about as we sip our iced americano.

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Dramas · Features

[Feature] Jin Dong though…

Jin Dong has been getting a lot of love from cnetz lately and rightfully so. He is a wonderful actor, smart and his smile can light up the screen. In addition to his medical drama Surgeons premiering on April 17th, he has a guest appearance in the upcoming Ode to Joy 2 and has three television series yet to be released, Head Above Water, For My Love and The First Half of My Life. The man has certainly been very busy!

Check out these photos of Jin Dong from the recent Surgeons launch event posted by his studio on Weibo.

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[Movie News] Release date and trailer for Beautiful Accident 美好的意外 starring Gwei Lunmei and Chen Kun

The fantasy comedy Beautiful Accident 美好的意外 starring Gwei Lunmei and Chen Kun has announced a China release date of May 27, 2017.

Directed by Wi Ding Ho, the movie tells the story of a career-oriented woman who gets into a car accident and somehow wakes up as a housewife in a family she doesn’t know. Check out the new trailer:

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News · Variety Shows

[Feature] Photo Roundup: Twenty-Four Hours 二十四小时 Season 2

Zhejiang TV’s outdoor variety show Twenty-Four Hours 二十四小时 recently aired its 10th and final episode for Season 2. Let’s take a trip down memory lane with photos of cast members Chen Kun, Wu Lei, Da Zhangwei, Han Geng, Zhou You and Dong Li from the show this season.

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Dramas · News

[Drama News] Chen Kun and Wan Qian are spies in The One Who Escapes 脱身者

The One Who Escapes 脱身者 is an upcoming espionage television series starring award-winning actors Chen Kun and Wan Qian as a pair of spies in late 1940s Shanghai.

This project has been getting a lot of buzz since it was announced last fall. Chen Kun, one of China’s most bankable and talented actors, has not done a TV series since Remembrance of Dreams Past back in 2009. His return to the small screen is highly anticipated. Plus it took screenwriter Wang Qi Nan nine years to develop the story–in case you need another reason to put this series on your radar.

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Movies · News

[Movie News] Catch Wang Kai in The Devotion of Suspect X in a theater near you!

If Wang Kai’s performances in hit c-dramas such as Nirvana in Fire and The Disguiser impressed you, you would not want to miss The Devotion of Suspect X when it hits theaters in North America and the U.K. on March 31st. Go to the China Lion Film Distribution website at chinalionfilm.com for a list of theaters where you can catch this thriller. 

Directed by Alec Su, this film is based on Keigo Higashino’s award-winning novel of the same title. Watch the official trailer below:

So who’s planning to see this film? Are you excited to see Wang Kai in his first lead role in a movie? Let us know by leaving a comment below. 

Dramas · News

[Drama News] Trailer and Premier Date for Surgeons 

The medical drama Surgeons starring Jin Dong and Bai Bai He as doctors in love while uncovering a mystery will start airing on April 17th on China’s Zhejiang TV channel. An official trailer was recently posted on Weibo. Click here to watch it.

And good news to international fans — it looks like video streaming website Viki has acquired the license to stream and subtitle all episodes of the drama. Click here to visit the Surgeons page on Viki.

Dramas · News

[Drama News] Chen Kun and Ni Ni to star in Rise of Phoenixes


The drama fairy heard us. Ni Ni is now confirmed to star opposite Chen Kun in what promises to be an epic period drama series, The Rise of Phoenixes. This will be Ni Ni’s first television role and Chen Kun’s drama comeback after eight years of purely film work. It will be interesting to see what both of these talented actors will bring to this project, given the great acting chops and star appeal they have already proven to us on the big screen.

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