Bickering Posters and Promos for Chanyeol and Yuan Shan Shan’s C-movie So I Married an Anti-fan

There’s a certain amount of ambivalence and hesitation with respect to upcoming Chinese Korean movie So I Married an Anti-fan, a project that went from promisingly cute to avoid like the plague after it got cast. It’s adapted from a manhwa of the same name with the concept that an anti-fan cohabits with the idol she hates and they end up bickering their way to love, basically an updated version of Full House except with less grand theft real estate larceny by friends involved.

Then the powers that be cast an EXO member I’m not familiar with in Chanyeol and added a C-actress I am familiar with and can’t stand in Yuan Shan Shan, and suddenly I felt it safer to exit right. The drama filmed for the last six months and the trailer and promos are out for a schedule June 30th premiere, pretty fast as far as movie making goes but likely appealing to the mercurial audience of K-pop loving fans. It actually looks alright so maybe it won’t turn out to be a trainwreck, so for those game to check out a potentially interesting movie this might be up your alley. Continue reading

Actresses Personify the Ancient Chinese Beauty Look to Varying Degrees of Visual Success

Chinese period story fans are have very very high standards when it comes to opinions about onscreen period beauties. There’s modern beautiful which doesn’t always dovetail with period beauty wondrous, and in between plenty of pretty actresses have flailed in … Continue reading

Stunning Chen Qiao En Looks to Steal the Show in Upcoming C-drama The Swordsman

I am officially pre-shipping the heroine Linghu Chong with the villain Dong Fang Bu Bai in the upcoming wuxia C-drama The Swordsman. This is my conclusion after watching the 9-minute long trailer just released (linked below) and finally wrapping my mind … Continue reading