Thursday, August 28, 2014

[2014.08.29] JUST FOR FUN: YOUNG AND DANGEROUS KICKS OFF SUMMER CONCERTS

The guys perform 80s hits
Jordan Chan, Chin Kar Lok, Jerry Lamb, Ekin Cheng, Michael Tse
Chin Kar Lok serenades his wife with WITH ME ALWAYS
Cherrie Ying, Yoyo Mung cheer on their husbands
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Chin Kar Lok kisses his wife
The Grasshoppers and Louis Yuen show support for the YOUNG AND DANGEROUS quintet
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[2014.08.29] TEMPORARY FAMILY MAKES ALMOST 10 MILLION

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Nick Cheung Ka Fai and Sammi Cheng Sau Man worked together for the first time on the romantic comedy TEMPORARY FAMILY (SUT LUEN GUP YEUNG) was welcomed by the audience. After a week in release, its box office as of August 27 made HK$9.7 million. It even made 1.51 million on its opening day, breaking the two leads' film openings last summer, BLIND DETECTIVE (MAN TAM)'s 850,000 and UNBEATABLE (GIK JIN)'s 1.41 million. Currently working on a film in England, Sammi was very concerned about the box office and was very excited after learning about the result. She also looked forward to working with Ka Fai for a second time very soon. Ka Fai said that he has not made a romantic film for a long time. In the past two years he mainly made gun fight action films. It was time for a romance and he ran into a lover in Sammi. It was truly too perfect.

Aside from Ka Fai and Sammi, AngelaBaby also opened people's eyes as she was praised for her knack for comedy. She said, "Actually when I was in high school, I had the class nickname Rotten Gag King. In addition this time my co-star was comedy expert Brother Ka Fai, I of course had to remain alert and not to make any mistake! People say I am ugly, I can tell everyone that for the character I can go all out. I don't have the ugliest, only even uglier. It is rare that someone would give you a character that you may not run into. I already did my best this time." Guest star Ivana Wong Yuen Chi also was a bright spot as a blonde rich wife, another exciting performance since GOLDEN CHICKENSSS (GUM GAI SSS). She on the set did not forget to get a photo with Ka Fai like a little fan.

[2014.08.29] PHILIP KEUNG DEVELOPS A FEAR OF PUBLIC BATHROOM

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New Hong Kong director James Hung's new film THE SEVENTH LIE (DAI CHUT FONG YIN) earlier held two screenings in Hong Kong. James said, "After waiting for such a long time it finally can be screened in Hong Kong. I was very worried that the Hong Kong audience wouldn't be able to accept the American style film language and style in the film. At the first screening, the audience response to the earlier part was more cautious but got much better later. They even cracked up during the dark comedy spot! The second show took place at the art center, maybe because the audience loves film more they put more effort to dig into what I want to express. After the show they even stayed to attend the forum and enthusiastically asked questions. I really thank them for their passionate support. I hope to continue to have good response during its official release (around November)!"

Actor Philip Keung Ho Man also shared his production experience. "James' communication with actors was particularly thorough, giving the character more dimensions. When I work with new directors, I can explore even more in my performance! However this time we shot at a public restroom for three or four days, I have truly never had such fear in my film career!"

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

[2014.08.28] SIMON YAM SUFFERS IN TWO FILMS

Simon Yam says his two films hurt mentally and physically
Shawn Yue
Jazz Lam
Louis Koo
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Artists Simon Yam Tat Wa, Louis Koo Tin Lok, Shawn Yue Man Lok, Jazz Lam Chi Sin and Philip Ng Won Lung two nights ago attended the Ringo Lam Lan Tung directed film HUSTLE (MAI SING)'s wrap banquet. Goo Jai and Lok Jai both said that HUSTLE was not difficult. Chi Sin joked that he loved to get beat up. As for Director Lam's preference to use real weapons in place of props, he said, "Director Lam isn't that crazy. My relationship with him is very close. We get along very pleasantly."

Brother Wa just finished working on his new film SPL II (SAT POR LONG II) in Thailand. He said that he had fight scenes in SPL II and joked that he was almost tortured to death. Was he tortured more in HUSTLE of SPL II? Brother Wa said, "Director Lam's torture is mental, the other one is physical. In the end they both hurt." He also congratulated Wu Jing on becoming a father.

[2014.08.28] MORE RUMORED TO BE INVOLVED IN THE JAYCEE CHAN DRUG CASE

Alice Li has worked on AS THE LIGHT GOES OUT
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Simon Yam and Jennifer Tse

Chen Bo-Lin celebrates his 31st birthday
Nicholas Tse works with Alice Li on BUT ALWAYS
Gao Yuanyuan and Nicholas Tse promote BUT ALWAYS in Beijing
Yijo has photos with Ko Chen-Tung on her Weibo
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The Jaycee Chan (Fong Cho Ming) and Ko Chen-Tung drug arrests in Beijing had news everyday. Reportedly two female artists were with them that day. Yesterday a magazine reported that they were Beijing Emperor artist Luo Si (Alice Li Xiaonan) and former Korean girl group RaNia's Chinese member Yijo (Xiang Yijiao). Both were assisting in the Public Security investigation. Emperor executive Mani Fok Man Hei yesterday said that for now she still has not been able to contact Luo Si.

Luo Si has starred in films like AS THE LIGHT GOES OUT (GAU FOR YING HUNG) and THE MIDAS TOUCH (CHIU CUP GAING LEI YUN). Recently she also had a part in the Nicholas Tse Ting Fung and Gao Yuanyuan starred BUT ALWAYS. Reportedly those involved were worried about the effect of her assisting the investigation would have on the film, thus they have been locking down information.

Simon Yam Tat Wa has worked with Luo Si on AS THE LIGHT GOES OUT. He said that rumors have to be confirmed to be true or false and should not be random speculation. "Fong Tung" have already made a mistake, so people should have forgiving hearts and give them a chance.

Brother Wa recently has been working on Soi Cheang Po Shui's new film SPL II (SAT POR LONG II). He said that the originally 12 hour shoot took 16 or 17 hours. Did he want overtime pay? He said, that did not matter. The most important was to make a good production. He also said that the father of the film's Thai star Tony Jaa recently passed away, and the shoot has been halted for three months. Tony would have to shave his head for three months according to local traditions.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

[2014.08.27] FOR THE WEEK ENDING AUGUST 24 2014

For the week ending August 24 2014
Photos courtesy of Yahoo! Movies Hong Kong


10 THE FAULT IN OUR STARS
    d. Josh Boone
    Shailene Woodley,Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff


 9 BREAK UP 100
  Can : FUN SAU 100 CHI
    d. Lawrence Cheng Tan Shui
    Dior Cheng Yi Kin, Chrissie Chau Sau Na,
      Ivana Wong Yuen Chi, C AllStar,
      Swan Wen Xin, He Haopeng
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 105 mins.
  Opening August 1 2014

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
  A couple who have broken up and reunited 99 times open a coffee shop, hoping they will stay together ever after, only to find their love ordeal tested once again.


 8 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
    d. Jonathan Liebesman
    Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner


 7 SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR
    d. Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller
    Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt


 6 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
    d. James Gunn
    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper


 5 GIRLS
  Can : Gwai Muk
  Lit : bff
    d. Barbara Wong Chun Chun
    Yang Zishan, Fiona Sit Hoi Kei, Ivy Chen, Shawn Yue Man Lok,
      Vanness Wu (Ng Kin Ho), Wallace Chung Han Leung
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 120 mins.
  Opening August 7 2014

[ YAHOO! MOVIES HONG KONG ]
  Hei, Kimmy and May cannot be closer as bffs with different personalities. The kind and little silly Hei lives a simple life, the center of which is her fiance Lin Jie; Kimmy is rich and a little rebellious, dares to want and act with men and loyal to friends to the end; cool May is the most ambitious among them, her dream is to become an independent director......


 4 LUCY
    d. Luc Besson
    Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman


 3 CAFE. WAITING. LOVE
  Can : Dut Yut Gor Yun Ga Feh
  Lit : Waiting For Someone Coffee
    d. Chiang Chin-Lin
    Vivian Chow Wai Man, Megan Lai, Bruce, Marcus Chang,
      Sing Hong, Katie Chen, Vivian Sung Yu-hua, Pauline Lan, Li Luo
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 119 mins.
  Opening August 15 2014

[ BROADWAY CIRCUITS ]
  College freshman Si-ying gets a part-time job at “Café. Waiting. Love” coffee shop, where she befriends Abusi, a tomboyish barista who can make any coffee the customers request, the beautiful and mysterious café owner, and Zeyu, the boy who always sits in the same spot in the café who seems to be very popular with girls and on whom Si-ying develops an instant crush. A-Tuo, a college senior with legendary tales, comes to “Café. Waiting. Love”. One day where he runs into Abusi, who was the reason for his breakup with his ex-girlfriend. A-Tuo is teased by his friends, and Si-ying stands up for him and the two become good friends. A-Tuo is a passionate and sincere young man who takes on multiple part-time jobs in his effort to save for his traveling dreams, but his busy schedule also keeps him from graduating, turning him into a campus legend. At his jobs he finds friendship in Brother Bao, the gangster-like owner of a seafood joint who used to be a movie director, and laundromat owner Auntie Jin-dao, who also happens to be an amazing cook. Deeply attracted to Si-ying’s sense of right and wrong, A-Tuo introduces these friends to Si-ying, whose life becomes more enriched and colorful as a result. However Si-ying only sees A-Tuo as a good friend because of her crush on Zeyu, until A-Tuo decides to leave Taiwan to embark on his travels. Si-ying finally realizes where her heart belongs...


 2 INTO THE STORM
    d. Steven Quale
    Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh


 1 TEMPORARY FAMILY
  Can : Sut Luen Gup Yeung
  Lit : Heart Break To Let
    d. Cheuk Wan Chi
    Sammi Cheng Sau Man, Nick Cheung Ka Fai,
      Dayo Wong Tsz Wa, Angelababy, Ivana Wong Yuen Chi, Oho Ou,
      Fruit Chan Gor, Myolie Wu Hung Yi, Sui He, Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 100 mins.
  Opening August 28 2014

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
  A property agent and a divorcee become co-owners of a luxurious penthouse in order to resell it in a higher price. When their original plan goes awry, they are forced to live together and form a temporary family.

[2014.08.27] FOR THE WEEK STARTING AUGUST 23 2014

GLOBAL CHINESE SONG CHART
For the week starting August 23 2014

15 IRRECONCILABLE
  Can : Sai But Leung Lap
  Kay Tse On Kay

14 TO THE DAYS OF YOUTH
  Can : Ji Siu Nin Si Doi
  Leo Ku Kui Ke

13 ORDINARY ROAD
  Can : Ping Fan Ji Lo
  Pu Shu

12 BETWEEN MOUNTAIN AND WATER
  Can : San Shui Ji Gan
  Vae Xu (Hui Sung)

11 INDESCRIBLE FLAVOR
  Can : Shuet But Chook Dik Mei Doh
  Cyndi Wang (Wong Sum Ling)

10 WHEN I AM CLOSE TO YOU
  Can : Dong Ngor Kau Gung Nei
  Liang Bo (Leung Bok)

 9 MODEL
  Can : Mo Dut
  Li Ronghao (Lee Wing Ho)

 8 GAP
  Can : Kuet Hau
  Harlem Yu Ching Hing

 7 FORGIVE THE IMPERFECT
  Can : Yuen Leung But Mei Ho
  Yisa Yu (Yuk Hor Wai)

 6 1987 I DIDN'T KNOW I WOULD SEE YOU
  Can : 1987 Ngor But Ji Wui Yuet Gein Nei
  Chris Lee Yuchun

 5 BAZAAR
  Jane Zhang Liangying

 4 DARE TO LOVE
  Can : Gum Oi Gum Dong
  Della Ding Dong

 3 SNORE
  Can : Da Fu
  Will Pan featuring Rainie Yang

 2 MARCH
  Can : Sam Yuet
  A-Mei Chang (Cheung Wai Mui)


 1 YOUTH THAT IS STILL GOOD
  Can : Seung Ho Dik Ching Chun
  Stefanie Sun Yanzi