More pictures of the cute pair have been released to Weibo. I still can’t believe the Zhang Yi Mou-picked star and Bu Bu Jing Xin’s 14th prince would come together for a romance film one day.
For synopsis and more details: my article at Cfensi on My Ol’ Classmate/同桌的你. I have mostly covered the Super Boy singing show so far. Been a longtime fan of their Chinese entertainment news reporting/commentary, so it’s nice to finally get to work with the amazing folks there.
Movie poster source: Baidu Baike
Though I wouldn’t say the movie itself fascinate me much, the cast is pretty much perfection. Perfection as in, eye candy that is! I can imagine that a lot of Ah Zhen-Ah Zhan shippers and those fans of Zhang Yi Mou’s film Love Under a Hawthorn Tree will want to see this movie. But given the 3.6 anticipation rating on movie database MTime and general atmosphere of the trailer, the movie doesn’t seem to translate well from the bubbling-ridiculous-goodness of its TV siblings, Gong Suo Xin Yu and Gong Suo Zhu Lian.
(though known to get into fashion mishaps *ahem like the one above*, Zhu Zi Xiao has an easygoing personality and a natural entertainer)
(although coming off as too-serious in interviews, Chen Xiao has a wonderful on-screen persona and versatile in costume dramas)
Only the one-and-only Yu Zheng can bring together such eye candy talents, set the bar for gorgeous cinematography and light up the fandom for onscreen couples – just to that, I think he deserves some props. Set to premiere in August, Yu Zheng’s debut film, The Palace (also called Gong Suo Chen Xiang), is based on the popular Palace television series where a modern city girl time-travels to the Qing dynasty and romances the princes. However in this film adaptation, the story is focused on Chen Xiang and her love with the 13th prince and isn’t clear whether time-traveling is involved. The eye-catching leads: Chen Xiao, Zhou Dongyu, Zhao Liying, Zhu Zixiao.
The 2nd new trailer is out! Watch it and let me know what you think. Read More…
He is apart of the new generation of young Japanese actors and has landed the lead role quite a few drama series and films in 2013 alone, including Kamen Riders Fourze and the currently airing Starman. Fukushi Sota caught my eye the moment I checked our his profile and bio whilst researching information on the jdrama Starman for my previous blog post. What caught me off-guard was I think, his magnetic eyes – I don’t believe I’ve ever described any one actor’s features like that, but wow. Of course, seeing that he was only 20 years old and still an up-and-comer, I questioned whether his acting will be up to par or photogenic-but-kinda-really-awkward-onscreen like Mizobata Junpei. Once I saw a couple of Fukushi’s appearances, I was convinced he can summon different emotions by adjusting the degree of intensity in his eyes, if anything. And with so many interesting movies under his belt, I figured I would share the trailers with you! For me, I’m partial to Endoshima Prism because I like that its about a warm friendship (and did someone say time-travel?), and Fukushi’s in a leading role, so we will get to see if he can work his magic in this one. Then again, Library Wars also sounds super interesting, but from the movie reviews I’ve read, it just seems to be a good concept in theory and execution is another story…
- Release Date: August 10, 2013
- Runtime: 90 min.
- Genre: Time-Travel / Romance / Friendship
Shuta (Sota Fukushi), Saku (Shuhei Nomura) and Michiru (Tsubasa Honda) have been best friends since they were kids. Tragedy strikes the friends when during the winter of 2010, Saku dies from a heart attack. After Saku’s death, Shuta and Michiru become more distant. On the third year anniversary of Saku’s death, Shuta boards a train in the Enoshima subway. Somehow, Shuta travels back in time to 2010, before Saku died from a heart attack. Although Shuta is confused by the time change, he attempts to save Saku by changing the past. Photo source: CinemaCafe, Synopsis Source: AsianWiki
- Release Date: April 27, 2013
- Runtime: 128 min.
- Genre: Action / Romance / Comedy
Set in the year 2019 in Japan. In order to crack down on free expression, a new law is passed, which allows for the government to create an armed force to find and destroy objectionable printed material. Meanwhile, to oppose this oppressive crackdown, the Library Force is created. The Library force, including instructor Atsushi Dojo (Junichi Okada) and Iku Kasahara (Nana Eikura), work to protect the libraries. A fierce battle then ensues between these two groups. Fukushi Sota plays Satoshi who is apparently a love interest of Eikura’s character. Photo and Synopsis Source: AsianWiki
Like Fukushi Sota? Which movie do you want to see?