Friday, April 20, 2018

[2018.04.21] ENDY CHOW FIGHTS WITH MICHAEL TONG

Wylie Chiu has been performing in the Mainland
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Michael Tong and Endy Chow
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Endy Chow Kwok Yin and Michael Tong Man Lung two nights ago attended the film LOVE IS COLD (OI BEI SEI GUNG LAN) premiere. In the film Chow Kwok Yin played a student. He said that he admired the director's courage to use him. He also had many fight scenes. He said, "The director's editing abilities are great, making someone without any kung fu background appear to be a great fighter. I had to fight with Man Lung. He really knew kung fu. He taught me how to protect myself during the shoot."

[2018.04.21] FISH LIEW AND LO CHUN YIP ARE NOT WORRIED ABOUT BEING LABELED

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Fish Liew, director Derke Chiu and Lo Chun Yip
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Director Derek Chiu Sung Kei, Fish Liew Chi Yu and Lo Chun Yip two days ago attended their film NO. 1 CHUNG YING STREET forum at the City University. Teaching at CU, Chiu Sung Kei said that the film had limited budget and could not use all actors. Luckily it received many students' assistance. Thus he deliberately arranged for a forum at CU to thank the students.

The film earlier at the Osaka Asian Film Festival received the "Most Excellent Film Grand Prize". Chiu Sung Kei revealed that later the film will compete at the Udine Far East Film Festival.

Was Chiu Sung Kei worried that due to the film's sensitive subject its release would be affected? He was not and said that the two advanced screenings had enthusiastic response. The tickets were all sold out in a day. He said, "Even the first row was sold out."

Liew Chi Yu and Siu Yeh were not worried that they would be labeled in their careers. Liew Chi Yu said that her friend Jennifer Yu Heung Yi also attended and paid for her own ticket. She joked that she was grabbing tickets like fans did with Dayo Wong Tze Wah's stand up comedy tickets.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

[2018.04.19] STEPHY TANG FEELS LOST AFTER LOSING BEST ACTRESS BID

Neo Yau says that Stephy Tang is one of his goddesses
Stephy Tang tries to keep stay humble with her acting
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The film KEYBOARD WARRIORS (HEI DAI JO) two nights ago held a wrap banquet. Director Michael Sit Ho Ching, actors Stephy Tang Lai Yun and Lam Yiu Sing attended. Grace Chan Hoi Lam due to work arrived later.

Speaking of Hong Kong Film Award Best Actress defeat, Stephy admitted that she felt lost but not disappointed. "The feeling is like after a big show, I am a little lost. Because I was nervous for several month and preparing for awhile. I wasn't disappointed that I didn't win. I won Best Dressed so I can answer to my sponsors!" Stephy said that she might look at ease in the dress, but it was actually worth HK$ 300,000, hand stitched and heavy. After half a night in her neck was all red.

Did her former boyfriend Alex Fong Lik Sun send a text to comfort her? Stephy said that she did not receive his text. Speaking of Siu Fong telling her to work hard, Stephy said, "I would, I have to maintain my original intention. I like to act, only because of that would I have motivation and goal. I would follow up again and again, I hope to run into another good script and good character!"

Stephy was somewhat upset that Rachel Leung did not win Best New Performer with SOMEWHERE BEYOND THE MIST (LAN TIN BAK WON) and Chapman To Man Chak for Best New Director with THE EMPTY HANDS (HUNG SAU DOH), since an award would be a type of encouragement. As for her Best Dressed award, would she be even sexier from now on? She said that people would have to wait for her to get into shape and wear even more pretty clothes so she would disappoint anyone.

Neo Yau Hawk Sau in KEYBOARD played a geek who helps with the investigation. He said with disappointment, "At first I thought I would play a couple with Stephy, but actually we only had a few scenes together. You have no idea how much I like her, Stephy is pretty and has a lot of potential. She has been that way from then to now, she knows I like her. I know all her songs. (Would you pursue Stephy?) How do you know Stephy or I aren't dating? However if she really is single, I vow to pursue her until I die! She is one of my goddesses. Earlier when I asked her to help with a video, she agreed with hesitation. Aside from her loyalty, when I got her reply I felt like I was dreaming."

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

[2018.04.19] FOR THE WEEK ENDING APRIL 15 2018

For the week ending Sunday April 15 2018
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10 MUSE     d. Jaume Balaguero
    Elliot Cowan, Franka Potente, Ana Ularu


  9 EARLY MAN
    d. Nick Park
    Aardman Animation
    English Voices: Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Remayne, Maisie Williams
    Cantonese Voices: Wong Yau Nam, Alfred Cheung Kin Ting,
      Angela Yuen Lai Lam, Teresa Mo Shun Kwan


  8 TOMB RAIDER
    d. Roar Uthaug
    Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walter Goggins, Daniel Wu (Ng Yin Cho)


 7 PETER RABBIT
    d. Will Gluck
    Sony Pictures Animation
    Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, Sam Neill,
    English Voices: James Corden, Margot Robbie, Daisy Ridley,
      Elizabeth Debicki, Sia
    Cantonese Voices: Sammy, Moses Chan Ho



 6 PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING
    d. Steven S. DeKnight
    John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny


  5 TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY
  AKA : BLOSSOM AFRESH
  Can : Wong Gum Fa
  Lit : Golden Flower
    d. Chan Tai Lee
    Teresa Mo Shun Kwan, Ray Lui Leung Wai, Prudence Liew Mei Kwan,
      Bonnie Xian (Sin Sik Lai), Ling Man Lung
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 91 mins.
  Opening November 13 2017 at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/vvqb7vwlkOw

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    After a night of fierce argument, Wong Kim Far’s husband left her. Wong was left alone to take care of her mentally challenged autistic son. She was thinking to commit suicide but found out her husband was living happily with his mistress. Wong planned a series of secret action to regain the integrity of the family. However, her friend advised her to live a positive life is a better way of revenge. When Wong was struggling and right before she lost here mind, she found out her son actually understand completely the pain she’s going through. He begged Wong not to do anything stupid. Wong was finally relieved and returned to her peaceful life with her precious son.


  4 SECRET SUPERSTAR
    d. Advait Chandan
    Aamir Khan, Zaira Wasim


  3 A QUIET PLACE
    d. John Krasinski
    Emily Blunt, John Krasinski


  2 READY PLAYER ONE
    d. Steven Spielberg
    Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn



  1 RAMPAGE
    d. Brad Peyton
    Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

[2018.04.18] ANTHONY WONG APOLOGIZES TO JACKIE CHAN

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Anthony Wong's comment, "Will there be any Hong Kong film next year?" was misread as aiming at Jackie Chan.
Jackie Chan once said, "There is no Hong Kong film, only Chinese film."
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Anthony Wong Chau Sun earlier was a guest presenter at the Hong Kong Film Award. On stage he mentioned, "Next year would there be any Hong Kong film?" His original intention was to cheer for Hong Kong film as Hong Kong film would still exist, but he was misunderstood. Jackie Chan once said, "There is no Hong Kong film, only Chinese film." Jackie Chan was present that night and thus some felt that Chau Sun's comment was aimed at Jackie Chan.

Two nights ago Chau Sun made a clarification on facebook. Because his comment was twisted around, as it spread some comments that he did not say were added in. He thus apologized to Jackie Chan. "Although I am not well versed, I wouldn't at a joyous yet serious event insult an elder......the script was already set a week before, I had no idea who would attend. Although I didn't kill Boren, Boren died because me. Here I need to apologize to Big Brother Jackie Chan......"

Many commented on Chau Sun's fb. Some disagreed with his apology. Chau Sun replied, "I disagree that being impolite is civilized!" Some asked if he was forced to apologized. Chau Sun also replied, "I think too much, I was well fed when I wrote it." His mixed use of simplified with traditional characters was also questioned. He responded, "My simplified is better than traditional."

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

[2018.04.18] FOR THE WEEK STARTING APRIL 14 2018

GLOBAL CHINESE MUSIC CHART
For the week starting April 14 2018


15 BREAK THE ICE
  Can : Por Bing
  He Jie (Ho Kit)

14 PRECIOUS
  Can : Mei Ho
  Fang Wu (Ng Man Fong)

13 MARS BABY
  David Tao (To Jit)

12 BEGGAR
  ZTAO (Wong Chi To)

11 TAEYANG
  Can : Tai Yeung
  Hinry Lau Cheuk Hin

10 LIGHT OF THE BEGINNING
  Can : Yu Chor Ji Guong
  Karen Mok Man Wai

 9 WAITING FOR YOU
  Can : Dun Nei Ha For
  Jay Chou (Chow Kit Lun)

 8 THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL
  Can : Lim Lim
  Eric Chou (Chow Hing Jik) featuring Janine Hsu (Hui Wai Ling)

 7 TAKE EVERYTHING YOU WANT
  Can : Nei Yiu Dik Chuen Na Jau
  Tiger Hu

 6 THE YEARS
  Can : Shui Yuet
  Faye Wong, Natasha Na Ying

 5 NIAN
  Can : Lim
  Hu Xia

 4 WHAT A SONG
  Can : Sup Mor Gor
  Mayday

 3 ILLUSORY
  Can : Yun Yun Jok Sau
  Diamond Zhang Bichen (Cheung Bik Sun)

 2 DIGNITY
  Can : Tai Min
  Kelly Yu (Yu Man Man)


 1 LIKE SONG
  Can : Yu Gor
  Jason Zhang Jie (Cheung Kit)

[2018.04.17] BEST ACTOR LOUIS KOO WANTS TO GO HOME AND SLEEP

Chrissie Chau is happy for director Kearen Pang
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Both Philip Keung and Louis Koo win their first Hong Kong Film Award after years in the business.  They both encourage each other.
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The 37th Hong Kong Film Awards two nights ago came to an end. The nine major Hong Kong film companies for the first time held a joint celebration in Tsim Sha Tsui, but due to the narrow space, winners and almost 100 media members filled the entrance. Fresh out of the oven Best Actor Louis Koo Tin Lok, Best Actress Teresa Mo Shun Kwan, Best Supporting Actor Philip Keung Ho Man and Best Supporting Actress Deanie Ip Tak Han had to duck and dodge in the crowd to be able to get into the press area for interviews. Goo Jai and Hak Jai were sweating bullets.

Koo Tin Lok won his first Hong Kong Film Award Best Actor. Has his excitement subsided? Goo Jai said that he did not think too much about it. He did not expect to win either. Instead when he saw other winners he felt very sentimental, he felt even more that the award did not just belong to one person but the contribution of everyone. Thus he really wanted to make Hong Kong films well. Speaking of Anthony Wong Chau Sun's comment about Hong Kong film's future, Goo Jai noticed but felt that each person had their own way of expressing themselves. Chau Sun wanted to say how he thought and felt, thus he probably should not comment on it.

Would he get a salary after the award? Goo Jai said that he has not thought about it, as it was in his manager's hands. As for how he would celebrate, he said, "I have to celebrate with too many people, my family knows too. Last week will be Papa's birthday. We will celebrate together then." Would his next goal be a comeback to music or starting a family? Goo Jai said, "The next goal is something that I really want to do, that I want to do every moment. I am already very happy to be able to finish what I do everyday, but now I want the most to go home and sleep. Tomorrow I have to work." Did he feel like he could breathe a sigh of relief? He said, "I didn't disappoint!"

Keung Ho Man with SHOCK WAVE (CHAK DAN JUEN GA) won his first Hong Kong Film Award Best Supporting Actor award. At the celebration he was asked if his favorite won? Hak Jai said that he played a cool cop in SHOCK. The other nominated character in CONCERTO OF THE BULLY (DAI LOK SI WAI OI PUI LOK) had more drastic changes and many people liked it as well. Thus some friends worried about his votes being split. "However Cheng Chung Kei told me that having two nominations is glorious first and foremost. I have always felt normal and didn't get nervous until a few days before the award show!"

Speaking of forgetting to thank his wife on the stage, would he buy another home for his wife as a reward? Hak Jai said, "I don't know yet, it's hard to make a living. Actually I constantly reward her!" Hak Jai also revealed that when he got home he often threw tantrums at his wife. Now would he reverse their roles? Hak Jai stated, "I would welcome that, she has always accommodated me. In particular she knows I am explosive so she hides a lot. When she talks on the phone she goes outside the house. I am very sorry. Actually she can relax and chat with me!" Hak Jai praised his wife for being tolerant. Not only was she not mad that he did not thank her on the stage, but she instead told him to thank more people who have helped him. "She doesn't mind, she always puts me first. She never wants me to always talk about her."