China’s Biggest Budget Fantasy Movie Asura Flops Hard and Pulled From Theaters After 3 Days

I can’t say I’m sad about this even though I adore baby boy Wu Lei (Leo Wu) and this is such a high profile project for him. The summer 2018 big budget Chinese fantasy movie Asura was billed as a six-year movie in the making with the biggest cost ever at $113 million USD and when something flies so high it flops loud enough to be covered around the world watching intently on the growth and future of the Chinese movie market. Starring Wu Lei, HK stars Carina Lau and Tony Leung (not her husband Tony), Zhang Yi Shang, and Ming Dao, the movie got only $7 million in box office during the first three days premiere and was abruptly pulled from theaters after. The movie was savaged by C-netizens and audiences online in China’s biggest platforms like Weibo for being a knockoff of Hollywood fantasy movies and having a terrible story, and with such a smack down the production claimed to be pulling the movie to make changes for a future re-release. Media pundits are happy with this flop, hoping it halts China’s bigger is better push and re-centers the industry on making good movies. Continue reading

Fashion Goes Playful as Does the Prize at the 2017 C-star Awards

I love self-deprecation especially in the entertainment industry since it can get too pompous and self-congratulatory. The 2017 C-star Awards were a blast to watch because it was just stars being sincerely thankful to be popular and having fun being … Continue reading

Chinese Teen Actor Wu Lei Headlines First Drama Lead Role in Wuxia Epic Fights Break Sphere with Jelly Lin

C-ent’s puppy love for teen actor Wu Lei will get a treat and a test at the same time when his first major leading role in wuxia C-drama Fights Break Sphere (斗破苍穹) comes out later this year. It’s yet another nth adaptation … Continue reading

Kris and Zhao Li Ying Crowned King and Queen of the 2016 Weibo Awards in Beijing

Nothing looks as good as having a hottie doting fiancee by one side, and the star couple of Chen Xiao and Michelle Chen were definitely the major standout at the just held Weibo Awards in China. I feel like K-ent … Continue reading

Stars Descend on the 2015 TV Drama Awards Honoring the Best of Mainland Chinese Dramas

This weekend in Beijing was the 7th Annual TV Drama Awards, showcasing the splashiest and buzziest Mainland Chinese dramas of 2015. I would say best of the bunch but so many award categories seem to be based on popularity even … Continue reading

Stars and More Stars Descend on China’s Fun and Fab iQiyi 2016 Award’s Show

Now this is how I call throwing a fun awards show shindig. One of China’s top streaming sites iQiyi hosted the 2016 All-star Carnival this past weekend and it appeared all the It Stars showed up, and then some. There … Continue reading