Saturday, May 2, 2015

[2015.05.03] JUSTIN CHEUNG IS ON THE BRINK OF PRISON MADNESS

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Justin Cheung celebrates Jacquelin Chong's birthday
Lydia Tong and Justin Cheung read Oriental Daily
Jacquelin Chongand Justin Cheung wave to the neighbors from the "cell"
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Justin Cheung Kin Sing promoted his new film IMPRISONED: SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR RICH AND PRODIGAL (YUT YUK YUT SAI GAI). Two days ago he demonstrated the "prisoner" life in a special mobile "solitary confinement cell" for the public and experienced 72 hours of prison life.

As of 4PM yesterday he has already been "in prison" for 26 hours. He complained to the live broadcast camera. "People would really go mad from being locked up. I am a little better since I have something to look at. If it was for real, I would have gone mad after 20 hours and collapsed. Last night I couldn't really sleep. Today has been very iffy, it's truly hard to describe." Many have been following Cheung Kin Sing online. When the live feed was cut off for "yard time", viewers online screamed "jail break".

His co-workers Jacquelin Chong Si Man, Lydia Tong Bui Sze and boss Stephen Shiu Jr. yesterday afternoon visited. Cheung Kin Sing regained a little alertness when he saw familiar faces. He even complained about "prison" like a "prisoner" during a visit. "It's very tough, first time drags on, secondly many neighbors are friendly, but without any wall I felt like I was sleeping on the street and it was very unnatural. The most terrifying was sleeping, when I woke I would be on the street. I couldn't be more scared. After I get out I will live my life properly." Chong Si Man's birthday was on May 1. The film company prepared a birthday cake for Cheung Kin Sing to celebrate her belated birthday. Chong Si Man said how down he looked said, "It's very helpless to be here alone, if it was me I would have already gone made after 15 minutes because it didn't have a phone. In today's world the worst is to be without a phone." Cheung Kin Sing looked out of it and pacing back and forth at last check.

After Cheung Kin Sing's "prison release" tomorrow, the film company will arrange for online participants to take over. The event set prizes as high as HK$ 20,000. Over 700 people have already applied.

Friday, May 1, 2015

[2015.05.02] SISLEY CHOI HAS NO IDEA ABOUT UPSETTING NICK CHEUNG

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Sisley Choi does not dare to exchange contact information with her idol Louis Koo
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Louis Koo Tin Lok and Sisley Choi Sze Bui yesterday attended a shoe event. Sze Bui admitted that she was very happy to see her idol Goo Jai, but she was shy and did not dare to exchange contact with him. Actually she liked healthy type guys with a dark tan like Goo Jai.

Reportedly Sze Bui's performance was her first film MASTER FAT (TOR DEI KUI MOR YUN) was less than great and hindered the progress, upsetting director Nick Cheung Ka Fai and the team. She said, "I haven't read the report. During the shoot I was very focused, I never saw Ka Fai upset. Maybe sometimes the stress from the production was enormous. I didn't know I upset him." Did she have constant bad takes that made the team get off work late? Sze Bui said, "I only looked at the start time and not the finish time. Sometimes bad takes were for better results." Reportedly Goo Jai invested in the film. Sze Bui heard about it and has seen Goo Jai visit the set.

Goo Jai was asked if he invested in MASTER FAT. He immediately said that he would not answer any question other than about his actor and spokesperson identities.

The media pointed out that Sze Bui revealed he went to visit the set. Goo Jai only said, "Really?" In addition, after years without making a television Goo Jai has been catching up on the TVB re-run of THE GREED OF MAN and would not eliminate the possibility of returning to make a series. It would have to have a good script though. When asked if he would interested in the film version of THE GREED OF MAN, he said, "This is better off with the original team."

[2015.05.02] JUSTIN CHEUNG LOOKS FOR SOMEONE TO TAKE OVER HIS "PRISON TERM"

Justin Cheung will spend 3 days and 3 night "in prison"
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Justin Cheung's "prison" gets a lot of attention in Mongkok
Chiu Wing Hung and Wong Kwong Leung cut Justin Cheung's hair
A truck is redesigned into a prison cell
Justin Cheung signs an autograph before going to the slammer
Ashina Kwok gets a taste of the cell
The "solitary confinement cell"
Justin Cheung reads in "prison" and has to go outside to use the bathroom
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Justin Cheung Kin Sing yesterday publicized his "prison cell" to demonstrate "prison term" for three days to promote his new film IMPRISONED: SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR RICH AND PRODIGAL (YUT YUK YUT SAI GAI). The film company in order to promote the film recruited "prisoners". Anyone who was interested could through the film company and the film's facebook page posted the reason why they liked IMPRISONED. The selected participants could experience "prison" as well. Anyone who successfully stayed for 168 hours (7 days) could win HK$ 20,000, 72 hours (3 days) could win HK$ 8,000. The event will last for a month until the end of May. Yesterday as of the dead line last night over 400 people have left messages, most were even women.

The film company said that participants must live inside a "mobile solitary confinement cell", every time they would receive a hour of "yard" time, half a hour to bathe in the public bathroom and 3 meals a day. The film company boss Stephen Shiu Jr. said that the meals will follow the Correctional Services Department's "cell" meals. The "mobile cell" will traverse through the busy streets like Mongkok and Causeway Bay. People could through the "cell's" glass wall and online see the participants every move. At night the "mobile cell" will be parked at a location overnight.

Cheung Kin Sing starting yesterday at 2PM will be "imprisoned" until May 4 at 2PM as a public demonstration. Yesterday he in the company to Gregory Wong Chung Hiu, Wong Kwong Leung, Chiu Wing Hung, Ashina Kwok Yik Yui and others was "imprisoned". Before hand Wong Kwong Leung cut Cheung Kin Sing's hair and then presented a floral arrangement. Cheung Kin Sing after joking said, "You Xs" officially entered his "cell". Through live broadcast, last night he was seen reading and sleeping. He also went to the bathroom in the company of "prison guards" (workers).

Cheung Kin Sing said that he worried the most about not being able to work out. "I can only do push ups and sit ups. (No more privacy?) This is pretty interesting, such a chance is rare in life. It is considered an alternative experience. Hong Kong people now are so enraged, I might as well let people have a laugh and relax a little." As for his foul language use when his co-stars presented a floral arrangement, he said, "They all just had a 'hero banquet' with me, they are really bad." Wong Kwong Leung said, "Is X foul language? I was holding back a lot when I cut his hair, I didn't cut it down to the skin." Ashina said that she was not worried about co-stars taking advantage of her and that she has already taken precautions against wardrobe malfunction. Unfortunately when she sat down in the "cell" her red underwear was showing.

In addition Stephen Shiu Jr praised Cheung Kin Sing professional, "He is very obedient, very hard working. For the film he was willing to stay in the cell for three days, I really had to thank him. He went from car sales to professional actor. I hope he would maintain this spirit, he definitely will become a superstar and truly become the young (Alex) Man Chi Leung."

New generation god Wong Chung Hiu yesterday personally sent his friend Cheung Kin Sing into "prison". He jokingly expressed sympathy for his friend on losing three days of freedom, but promised that he would take time to "visit him in prison". Speaking of his passionate bed scene with Ashina who forgot the shape of his rear, he jokingly asked her to go to the movies and see it again. Did the scene feel awkward? He said that the level of nudity was already his limit. "It wasn't awkward, I was so covered up that I couldn't cover up anymore!"

[2015.05.02] KARENA LAM WILL BE HER HUSBAND'S CHEAP LABOR

Karena Lam will work on her husband Yuen Kim Wai's film in June
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Karena Lam Ka Yan yesterday attended the Le French May 2015 opening ceremony. Her belly seemed slightly swollen, was she with child again? Ka Yan said, "No, I am done. I won't have another, two are enough. The older daughter is now five and the younger one is two." She even said that her husband's family already has a paternal grandson so she has no pressure to have a son.

Ka Yan at the end of June will perform in her husband directed film HEAVEN IN THE DARK (UM SIK TIN TONG), in which she will work with Jacky Cheung Hok Yau again 14 years after JULY RHAPSODY (SEI YUN SEI SUP). She joked that previously they made a teacher student romance, now they have become co-workers and church friends. Earlier when Ka Yan guest starred in a thriller she ran into Hok Yau. She said that Hok Yau seemed to have fallen asleep in a refrigerator for a long time. Hok Yau joked that she grew up and was more mature. She believed that when they will work together again they will still have chemistry.

As for working with her husband, Ka Yan said that they had no quarrel. They even had endless topics. In addition on the set the director was in charge, actors had to obey the director. At home she as the wife was in charge. Since she will work on her husband's film, did she charge more or less for her salary? Ka Yan joked, "There will be a discount. I will help with the photography too, then call in favors because now it is very hard to start a production. He also has a boss who appreciates him."

Thursday, April 30, 2015

[2015.05.01] SHU QI PRAISES JANICE MAN'S AGILITY

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Janice Man Wing Shan in the new film HELIOS (CHET DOH) played a professional killer and had shooting and fighting challenges. Sexy goddess Shu Qi after watching JM's performance immediately praised her online. JM who was working on a series in the Mainland said appreciatively, "I am very happy, thank you Shu Qi for your praise." JM said that she wanted to continue to challenge herself. "I want to learn more kung fu. I also want to study acoustics, to learn high and low enunciation. Actually I know that my voice is higher, I want to learn to lower it. Then I wouldn't have any difficulty with any character!" In addition, Jacky Cheung Hok Yau, Nick Cheung Ka Fai and Chang Chen yesterday promoted the film HELIOS in Taiwan. Hok Yau who has not made a film in awhile was made fun of for having dark eyes on the poster. He joked, "I look wise this way."

[2015.04.30] MARY JEAN REIMER REGRETS NOT RECORDING LAU KAR LEUNG

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Mary Jean Reimer (Yung Jing Jing) and International Guoshu Association founder Chiu Sik Hing yesterday attended the Hong Kong Martial Arts Living Archive opening ceremony. Yung Jing Jing said that her greatest regret was that Master Lau Kar Leung was unable to record all his kung fu on video. "People used to teach orally and by example, Master didn't like to turn kung fu into video lessons. I had to try several times before he agreed. Unfortunately 2 or 3 years before his passing he did not feel well and could not make any." She said that she and Chiu Sik Hing had the same belief so when she learned that he was raising fund to found this archive, she donated HK$ 130,000.

Speaking of Elaine Ng Yi Lei, Yung Jing Jing at first did not want to talk too much. Then she finally said that Ng Yi Lei was not a person who did not know how to rebut, but she did not like to explain so she was at a disadvantage and made matter worse. She said, "Ng Yi Lei doesn't abuse alcohol. I went with her to the school, she did not smell like alcohol, all of the school chancellors can be witnesses."

When would Ng Yi Lei's daughter return home? Yung Jing Jing said that she was not a spokesperson for Ng Yi Lei. She only helped as a friend. IF she needed legal consultation she would be willing to help. Yung Jing Jing asked everyone not to apply more pressure on Ng Yi Lei. "She already can't take anymore. I hope everyone would have merciful. Mother daughter arguments are very normal. I too would argue with my daughters. When my older daughter went to be a reporter in the U.S. I argued with her as well."

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

[2015.04.30] FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 26 2015

For Sunday, April 26 2015
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10 WOLF TOTEM
  Can : Long Toh Tung
    d. Jean-Jacques Annaud
    Feng Shaofeng, Shawn Dou Xiao
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 121 mins.
  Opening April 2 2015
  Trailer: http://youtu.be/7ANLVorI1po

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    During Cultural Revolution, a student is sent to Inner Mongolia for re-education, where he develops a deep respect for nature and is obsessed with the ferocious creature of the steppes – the wolf. But the growing relationship between man and animal – as well as the tribe’s ancient way of life – is threatened when a ruthless government officer decides to eliminate all wolves from the region at all cost.


 9 THE NEW GIRLFRIEND
    d. Francois Ozon
    Roman Duris, Anais Demoustier, Raphael Personnaz, Isild Le Besco


 8 KABUKICHO LOVE HOTEL
  Can : Gor Mo Gei Ding 24 Siu Si Si Jung Jau Dim
    d. Ryuichi Hiroki
    Atsuko Maeda, Shota Sometani, Kaho Minami
  Rating : III
  Length : 135 mins.
  Opening April 16 2015

[ TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ]
    This erotically charged drama traces the intersecting stories of a group of employees and visitors at a notorious "love hotel" in Tokyo's red-light district.

    Toru, a young hotel manager, is understandably distraught when he encounters two unexpected guests. The first is his girlfriend, an aspiring singer who's agreed to sleep with a music executive in exchange for a record deal. The other is his sister, an actor in the porn shoot on the hotel's second floor. Before the night is through, many more characters -- including a young Korean woman working as a "delivery girl" in order to raise the money to open a shop back home -- will experience surprising, life-changing events in these busy hallways and bedrooms. -Giovanna Fulvi


 7 CHILD 44
    d. Daniel Espoinosa
    Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman


 6 INSANITY
  Can : Bo Fung Yu
  Lit : Violent Insane Language
    d. David Lee Kuan Yew
    Sean Lau Ching Wan, Huang Xiaoming,
      Fiona Sit Hoi Kei, Alex Fong Chung Shun,
      Nina Paw Hee Ching, Michelle Ye (Yip Shuen), Michelle Wai Si Nga
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 98 mins.
  Opening December 21 2014 (Limited Release)
  Opening April 2 2015
  Trailer: https://hk.movies.yahoo.net/movie/trailers/25691

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    The cat-and-mouse thriller produced by Derek Yee, a psychiatrist is lured to the dark side of the mind by his patient and convicted murderer.


 5 TWO THUMBS UP
  Can : Chung Fung Cheh
  Lit : Heavy Armored Vehicle
    d. Lau Ho Leung
    Francis Ng Chun Yu, Simon Yam Tat Wa, Leo Ku Kui Ke,
      Patrick Tam Yiu Man, Mark Cheng Ho Nam, Christie Chen Si Xuan
      Philip Keung Ho Man, Jack Kao, Susan Shaw Yam Yam
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 102 mins.
  Opening March 30 2015 at the Hong Kong International Film Festival
  Opening April 2 2015
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 102 mins.
  Official Site : http://emp.hk/title.php?film_id=180
  Trailer : http://youtu.be/d8Bi8CHqnDs

[ HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTVIAL ]
    Four loser gangsters devise a scheme that is deviously ingenious (or profoundly stupid): to disguise a minibus as a police vehicle to rob cross-border ruckus that carry human carcasses with money inside. The ploy kicks into action one evening in the New Territories, and the plot thickens with spooky and deadly encounters, including one with an identical police car – also a fake, but manned by killer gangsters who are after the same dead bodies. Fast-paced, feverish, smart-alecky, in-your-face… Two Thumbs Up brims with the street-wise energy that once ignite Hong Kong Cinema.

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    Lucifer and his gangsters dress their minibus to resemble a police vehicle, and pose as policemen for a robbery. Police Officer Chui has sensed “criminal intent”. Without police orders, he investigates these gangsters. At the robbery the gangsters engage in a gunfight against the real criminals, who kill randomly. Lucifer and his men are infuriated. They may wear police costumes and use toy guns, but their passion is real. Sensing their righteous passion, Chui decides to side with the imposters and their 16-passenger EU vehicle. Lucifer and his men re-discover the bond they felt when they used to battle together. Finally, Chui, Lucifer and the gang defeat the criminals, showing Chui that anyone can be a hero, and righteousness resides within us all.


 4 WILD TALES
    d. Damian Szifron
    Dario Grandinetti, Maria Marull, Monica Villa, Rita Cortese


 3 LITTLE BIG MASTER
  Can : 5 Gor Siu Hai Dik Hau Jeung
  Lit : 5 Children's Headmaster
    d. Adrian Kwan Shun Fai
    Miriam Yeung Chin Wa, Louis Koo Tin Lok,
      Richard Ng Yiu Han, Stanley Fung Shui Fan,
      Rain Lau Yuk Chui, Philip Keung Ho Man,
      Ng Yuen Yi, Alannah Ong (Lam Siu Cham), Bonnie Wong Man Wai,
  Rating : I
  Length : 112 mins.
  Opening March 19 2015
  Trailer : https://hk.movies.yahoo.net/movie/trailers/25772

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
  Based on a true story of an enthusiastic headmaster who stands by her principle and faith to run a kindergarten for underprivileged kids, regardless of the very low pay and difficulties, her sacrifice finally wins respect of public.


 2 FAST AND FURIOUS 7
    d. James Wan
    Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez,
      Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Dwayne Johnson


 1 AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
    d. Joss Whedon
    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evan,
      Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson,
      Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen,
      Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie