Thursday, September 22, 2016

[2016.09.23] ANDY LAU TREATS THE TEAM TO ICE CREAM IN THE COLD

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Andy Lau yells at security for pushing fans too hard
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The Wong Jing written and directed, Andy Lau Tak Wa and Huang Xiaoming starred comedy MISSION MILANO (TAU TIN DUT MO) was shot on many locations, including Milan, Italy. During the shoot, Wa Jai treated the team to ice cream on a cold day and even asked the actors to play cool. Wong Cho Lam said, "Although I didn't really understand why Lau Tak Wa would take us to have ice cream on such a cold day, but I believe that he is training us. To have ice cream in the icy cold weather while playing cool, an actor has to maintain his best no matter how poor the environment is and to achieve the director's demand. However it really was very cold. Afterward I immediately ordered a hot drink to warm up my belly." Wa Jai explained, "I sincerely wanted to treat everyone to ice cream. On a rare trip to Italy, I know that the ice cream here is great. No matter how cold it was we had to have it at least once. As for playing cool, because we were very relaxed we constantly made some very chok poses. I was only trying to get everyone to play along."

[2016.09.23] PORT OF CALL VIES FOR OSCAR ADMISSION

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The Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Jessie Li (Chun Xia) and Michael Ning (Bak Ji) starred film PORT OF CALL (DAP HUET CHUM MUI) yesterday was confirmed to be the Hong Kong representative in competition for the Oscar Best Foreign Film nomination. This film won seven major awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards. As for Taiwan, the Kai Ko Chen-Tung starred new film THE ROAD TO MANDALAY did not qualify because it was not released long enough there. Instead LOKAH LAQI will compete. No news on which film will compete for Mainland China yet.

Kwok Fu Sing was excited. "I am very excited to learn that PORT OF CALL will represent Hong Kong to compete for a Best Foreign Film Oscar nomination. I am also very honored. This is the honor of the entire team. I also am sincerely happy for director (Philip) Yung Tsz Kwong and the entire team. Everyone back then firmly and persistently made this subject that cared about Hong Kong, this passion was correct. This truly was a very pure Hong Kong film, thank you investors for your trust. No matter how the nominations go, everyone is already very encouraged and excited. Everyone will continue to make excellent films with this encouragement."

Although lead actress Chun Xia was working in Miyun, she was happy about PORT's recognition. "I am sincerely happy for this film! PORT OF CALL nowadays is not a 'big' movie. It is a 'small' movie. Yet this 'small' made me feel it was even more intimate and liked it. Today everyone recognize it, giving it a chance, permitting it to represent Hong Kong, it is very rare and very emotional. It means that everyone respect and value this type of 'small'. We as creators are grateful and humble, ultimately this film's journey has already gone further than we thought. Thank you everyone."

[2016.09.23] JOYCE CHENG DOES NOT WANT TO DIE YET

Jeana Ho
The team has to save Joyce Cheng from drowning
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Jeana Ho Pui Yu, Joyce Cheng Yun Yi, Eliza Sam Lai Heung and Mandy Ho Pui Man starred SPECIAL FEMALE FORCE (LAT GAING BA WONG FA) challenged the wilderness. In the story Joyce fell into the rapids and was on the edge of death. Her members dove into the river to save her. Joyce during the shoot could not help but cry. "I remember that day was my birthday. My character was very clumsy. The scene in which I fell into the rapids was the most terrifying. Before I jumped I cried. I haven't been married or had children, I had a lot that I haven't done yet. I didn't want to die!"

The ladies walked the rope bridge in the woods. Jeana was extra excited. "I like excitement, now I want to try sky diving. Fear of heights or water to me is no problem. Yet during the shoot everyday I lacked sleep and was exhausted physically. I was so tired that when I got back to the hotel I would fall asleep in three minutes!"

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

[2016.09.22] FOR THE WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 18 2016

For the week ending Sunday September 18 2016
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10 HAPPINESS
  Can : Hung Won Si Ngor
  Lit : Luck is Me
  AKA : THE IDEA OF HAPPINESS
    d. Andy Lo (Law Yiu Fai)
    Kara Wai Ying Hung, Carlos Chan Ka Lok, Cya Liu (Lau Nga Sat),
      Louis Cheung Kai Chung, Yan Ng Yat Yin, Ng Yip Kwan,
      Brenda Lam Siu Ha, Lawrence Chou Chun Wai, Stephanie Che Yuen Yuen,
      Celia Kwok Wing Yi, Teresa Mak Ka Kei, Chin Siu Ho
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 113 mins.
  Opening September 8 2016
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/H6FkdPwiHmo

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    After his mother's death, Chan Kai-yuk feels so alone that he leaves Guangzhou for Hong Kong to look up the father who abandoned him and his mom. But Yuk's hopes are dashed on finding his dad has a new family and considers him a burden.

    Alone and homeless, Yuk is taken in by Auntie Fen, a middle-aged recluse who leads a solitary existence. At first, their different habits and personalities lead to numerous squabbles, intensified by Yuk's self-centeredness and Fen's odd temperament.

    As time goes on, Yuk learns Fen is in the early stages of Alzheimer's. The discovery unexpectedly serves as a catalyst for the young man's growth as a caring friend. For the first time in her life, Fen feels truly blessed. But it is a situation rife with irony due to the nature of her disease and the accelerating elusiveness of feelings and memories.



 9 NERVE
    d. Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
    Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Emily Meade


 8 BAD MOMS
    d. Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
    Mila Kunis, Kirsten Bell, Kathryn Hahn,



 7 MCDULL RISE OF THE RICE COOKER
  Can : Mak Dau Fan Bo Kei Bing
  Lit : McDull Rice Treasure Raider
   d. Brian Tse
   Animation
   Cantonese Voices: Sandra Ng Kwan Yu, Anthony Wong Chau Sun,
      Timothy Cheng Tse Sing, the Pancakes, King Kong,
  Rating : I
  Length : 90 mins.
  Opening September 15 2016
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/VcIKiNeqpMg

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    One day, a monster from outer space attacks Earth and even Superman can no longer be counted on. It seems Earth’s last hope lies in...a dork and a rice cooker?

    Grown up in a small fishing village, McDull has no black mask, no red underwear, not to mention superpower. McDull has such an ambition that with his great enthusiasm for science, he will one day become an inventor. Suddenly, a giant monster invades Earth and defeats the widely believed Earth hero - Superman. At this critical moment, people from all over the world are called for participation in an international robot competition to find the most powerful robot to fight the monster.

    With no much resource but some cheap home appliances, McDull converts a rice cooker into his world-saving robot: the Rizo. Unexpectedly, McDull’s low-tech invention enters the final competition. The news excites the whole village. Not only Mrs. Mak’s works day and night to meet the expense, but Principal and many others offer McDull with abundant support. Finally, McDull and Rizo set off for final contest. Rizo looks clumsy and its functions seem so ordinary. Nevertheless, as the competition turns fierce and ugly, Rizo’s unbelievable endurance makes it the final champion.

    Like this, McDull and Rizo suddenly become the hope of Earth. Whereas the monster could come again anytime, some scheme is going on among the heads of states...Will McDull and Rizo, the partners that are once ridiculed, be the world savior? Why does the monster attack Earth over and over again?

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    When one can’t count on superheroes to save our planet from outerspace monsters, who do we turn to? That’s right! A pig head and a rice pot!

    Mcdull has no black masks or red underwear, and certainly not supernatural powers. He is just an ordinary boy growing up in a fishing village and dreaming of growing up to become an inventor.

    One day, an outerspace monster invades the Earth and makes mincemeat of the superhero sent to meet him. So world leaders call on all citizens to design a super robot, to defeat the outerspace monster and save the Earth.

    Mcdull, who is scant of resources but plenty resourceful, starts fiddling with his mom’s household appliances. From a humble rice cooker, he designs a low-tech high-power robot: Risopot, and makes it to the final of the World Robot Design Competition. The whole fishing village is jubilant. To produce Risopot, everybody chips in, including the principal of the village school. And Mrs. Mak, Mcdull’s mom and the village fishball maker, works triple hard to meet the expenses. Risopot looks dumb and his functions are a joke. But with extraordinary tenacity and lots of dumb luck, he emerges the winner.

    Now the responsibility of saving the Earth falls squarely on the shoulders of Mcdull and Risopot. The outerspace monster will be upon the Earth again any time soon. The world leaders are having summit meetings and seem to be up to something. The pig head and rice pot combo, still a laughing stock, can they really save our planet? And the outerspace monster, why does he time and again invade the Earth?


 6 AT CAFE 6
  Can : Lok Lung Ka Feh Guoon
    d. Neal Wu
    Dong Zijian, Cherry Ngan Cheuk Ling, Lin Bo-Hong,
      Ouyang Nini, Ireiene Song
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 103 mins.
  Opening September 8 2016
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/IkYjt7jaWzc

[ HONG KONG MOVIE 6 ]
    At Café 6 was adapted from novelist Fujii Izuki's best-selling novel At Café 6 and the film is the author's directing debut, credited with his real name Neal WU. The novel has sold nearly 1 million copies in Taiwan and its movie adaptation has been highly anticipated since its publication. It is a film about youth, love and friendship. Miss Liang's car broke down after work in a rainy night. The coffee shop owner helps her and invites her to his shop called café 6. When he knows Miss Liang has a fight with her long-distance boyfriend, he shares the story that happened in the summer of 1996. At that time, Min-lu Guan and his good friend Bo-zhi Xiao always hang out together. Lu is secretly in love with Xin-rui Li. And Bo-zhi Xiao loves Xin-rui's best friend, Xin-yi Cai. They share the shining young day together. However, they need to face reality after high school graduation, can they still keep relationship forever?


 5 NINE LIVES
   d. Barry Sonnenfeld
    Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, Christopher Walken,
      Malina Weissman, Cheryl Hines, Robbie Amell


 4 BRIDGET JONES' BABY
    d. Sharon Maguire
    Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey


 3 S STORM
  AKA Z STORM II
  Can : Z Fung Bo II
    d. David Lam Tak Luk
    Louis Koo Tin Lok, Julian Cheung Chi Lam, Vic Chou Yu Man,
      Ada Choi Siu Fun, DaDa Chan Jing, Janelle Sing Kwan,
      Bowie Lam Bo Yi, Shek Sau, Lo Hoi Pang, Jacky Cai Jie,
      Derek Tsang Kwok Cheung, Philip Keung Ho Man
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 95 mins.
  Opening September 15 2016
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/iUtFUEBOvGE

[ HONG KONG MOVIE 6 ]
    While he was tailing a Jockey Club trader in his investigation, Principal Investigator William Luk of the ICAC witnessed the murder of the trader by a lone assassin. Inspector Lau Po Keung of the Crime Unit was assigned to the murder and got nowhere with Luk’s testimony as Luk refused to disclose anything pertaining to his own investigation. Another classic run-in between the Police and ICAC was in the making. When the Police investigation led to someone called Teacher, the biggest player who controls the illegal bookmaking on football betting in Hong Kong, Terry Lun, the Security Manager of the Jockey Club was murdered. While Lau was in hot pursuit of the assassin, the assassin escaped with the help of Lau’s sister, Ebby. The hired hit was ordered by Big Boss, the mastermind behind an international crime syndicate who manipulated football matches in Europe. His partner was Ha Chi Yin, one of the directors of the Jockey Club who was the shoo-in candidate as the next Chairman. Two disciplined forces embarked on the case with mutual distrust ended up with rapport and understanding to uproot the crime syndicate...

[ CINEMA ONLINE MALAYSIA ]
    Following the anti-corruption battle in the first film, lead investigator of the ICAC unit, William Luk Che Lim, must decide on his next move to handle the uncontrollable case, which makes him re-enter the dangerous area and face his war with certain organisations.


 2 TRAIN TO BUSAN
  Can : Si Sat Lit Cheh
  Lit : Corpse Kill Express
    d. Yeoh Sang-Ho
    Gong Yoo, Jung Yu-Mi, Sohee
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 118 mins.
  Opening August 25 2016
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/2X0246N4UVI

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    A mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency! As an unidentified virus sweeps the country, Korean government declares martial law. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival...453 km from Seoul to Busan.

    The struggle to survive by those who have others to protect! Get on board to stay alive! TRAIN TO BUSAN was selected for the Cannes Film Festival.



 1 SULLY
    d. Clint Eastwood
    Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney

[2016.09.22] ERIC SUEN WANTS TO BE ROSE CHAN'S JUNIOR COLLEAGUE


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Artists Eric Suen Yiu Wai, Lemon Yip Chi Yu, Rose Chan Ka Wun and Rachel Chau Ka Lei earlier attended the National Arts film company boss Checkley Sin Kwok Lam's martial art school relocation worship ceremony. Eric admitted that after working with Master Sin on the upcoming film release OUR DAYS (NGOR MOON DIK 6E BAN) he has always thought about studying kung fu. Master Sin immediately sparred with him.

Master Sin said that Eric had potential to be an action actor. "After the movie, Eric wanted to keep learning and training in kung fu. He is an artist with a lot of heart and has a little kung fu background. He has a lot of potential to be an action actor. Normally I wouldn't openly accept students, I only teach people I know well. After he heard he even joked that he wouldn't mind being Chan Ka Wun's junior colleague." Playing a couple with Eric in the new film, Yip Chi Yu has a Tae Kwan Do black belt and was a Wing Chun coach. She kept on trying to get Eric to talk about kung fu.

In addition, Master Sin also said that after the school relocation, he would get even more equipment to prepare for a better training environment for the students. "A world Wing Chun championship is on the way, then everyone can train in the school."

[2016.09.22] GILLIAN CHUNG KEEPS HER DISTANCE FROM STEVEN CHEUNG

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Eva Lai thanks Gillian Chung for being the event ambassador
Carlos Chan hopes that Steven Cheung will focus on work in the future
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Gillian Chung often has to travel to China for work
Eva Lai sees her daughter Lau Wing Sze as a little angel
Queenie Chu has not considered getting back together with Eddie Pang
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The Yan Mei Charity Organization organized CHINESE ODYSSEY 3 (DAI WA SAI YAU III) charity premiere took place two nights ago and donated HK$ 400,000 to launch a project that would help parents with emotional disorder.

Gillian Chung Yun Tung said that she guest starred for the film for two days. Lately she has been busy with her Shanghai concert on the 24th. At the end of next month she will perform another show in Macau and more stops are being planned for the tour next year. Ah Gil said that recently she took a Mainland series role and will shoot in Xinjiang and Hengidan. She said that she has never been to Xinjiang. Since she did not like the cold she would get a hot water bottle. As for Steven Cheung Chi Hung admitting to "cheating" with a Taiwan girl, Ah Gil said that she had no idea what happened and was not close to him. She instead asked the reporters for details.

Carlos Chan Ka Lok's film with Kara Wai Ying Hung, HAPPINESS (HUNG WON SI NGOR) made HK$ 2 million at the box office but won all the word of mouth. THus he still would take everyone to dinner, but definitely would not celebrate by going skinny dipping. Since the film was a family film that would seem inappropriate. He was pleased with his steel beam shape and could consider it next time. Ka Lok will head to Thailand for a horror film. He said that it would be his fourth horror film this year.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

[2016.09.21] FOR THE WEEK STARTING SEPTEMBER 17 2016

GLOBAL CHINESE MUSIC CHART
For the week starting September 17 2016


15 THIS IS LOVE
  Eric Chou (Chow Hing Jik)

14 WHEN YOU ARE GONE
  Can : Yu Bor Dung Yeung
  Hebe Tien (Tin Fuk Yun)

13 INTRO
  Weibird Wei (Wai Lai On)

12 INFINITY AND BEYOND
  Can : Chiu Yuet Mo Han
  JJ Lin (Lam Chun Kit)

11 ALIVE
  Can : Danny One (Won Lik Ming)
  Eric Chou (Chow Hing Jik)

10 CHEESE
  Can : Ji Si
  Andy Hui Chi On

 9 CROSSING RED DUST
  Can : Doh Hung Chun
  Zhang Bichen (Cheung Bik Sun)

 8 IRREPLACEABLE
  Can : Wing Yuen Doh Joi
  S.H.E.

 7 SINGING OF FAILURE
  Can : Sut Bai Dik Go Gor
  Jing Chang (Cheung Wai Ying)

 6 JUST RIGHT
  Can : Gong Gong Ho
  Jacky Xie (Sit Ji Him)

 5 RED ROSE WHITE ROSE
  Can : Hung Cheung Mei Bak Mui Gwai
  G.E.M.

 4 THIEF
  Can : Chak
  Penny Tai (Dai Pui Nei)

 3 FLOW
  Khalil Fong Datong featuring Wang Leehom

 2 HERE, AFTER, US
  Can : Hau Loi Dik Ngor Moon
  Mayday


 1 FAILURE AT LOVE
  Can : Oi Ching Fai Chai
  Jay Chou (Chow Kit Lun)