Sunday, July 31, 2016


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The animated feature ICE AGE COLLISION COURSE made HK$ 2.5 million after two days in Hong Kong. Its voice actors Chrissie Chau Sau Na, Kabby Hui Nga Ting, Sam Lee Chan Sam and Jim Yan yesterday attended an audience appreciation event and played games with the audience and gave away prizes.

Chau Sau Na with the film IGIRL won the Internet Film segment Best Actress at the Asian New Media Film Festival in Busan. Sister Na just returned from Korea and said that after the award she celebrated with co-workers. She also stayed an extra day to visit and eat. She said, "The entire street was filled with Oppa, I took a few more glances. I also saw many Song Joong-Ki cardboard cut out. I have seen DESCENDANTS OF THE SUN, and I am more of a Song Hye-Kyo fan." Yet speaking of IGIRL being released in Hong Kong cinemas and not an online film, her award was under question. Sister Na said that the film was released at the movies in Hong Kong, but the investor was a Mainland online platform and in the Mainland it was exclusively released online. This time 7 out of the 9 members on the jury came from the Mainland, the fairness was also under question. Sister Na said, "This year was the first year, I was already very happy to be notified about the nomination and be able to attend. Actually movies that were released at the cinemas would have subject restrictions, but online they would have another creative space and even greater freedom. As for the voting and judging standard, I didn't get an in depth understanding. It is a good thing for the first time to have a start!" As for some directors' criticism, Sister Na felt that for a performance no matter the platform, as an actor she would be happy as long as her fans, internet users and viewers liked it. It was also a great encouragement for the team. She understood that criticism would always have two sides. Would she be upset? She said, "Today I am very happy, what trouble haven't I been through?"

Hui Nga Ting provided her voice for the first time. She was happy that the result was better than she expected and more focused than when she was singing. However this time she had to play cute as a princess, which was very different from her usually tough sounding ways. Thus when she heard her own voice she felt sick. Usually when she was dating she would be that way too, but she was not dating right now. Everyone around her were just good friends.

Sister Na, Candy Lo Hau Yam, Endy Chow Kwok Yin, Kate Yeung Kei, Janet Ma Sze Wai and daughters Kayla Wong Man Hei and Irisa Wong Lai Ka two nights ago attended a cosmetic event. Lo Hau Yam revealed that she was busy with a film and also had to prepare her husband So Ho Choi's concert clothing for his band Kolor's August performance. However Lo Hau Yam said that she would have to work on the movie on the night of the show and would not be able to attend. She has not made a movie in five years and was afraid of not getting enough rest from having to work at night. However she was able to get used to the heat now because winter movies would always be shot in the summer and she would have to get into the water in the winter.

Thursday, July 28, 2016


Francis Ng discusses a major car chase with car stunt expert Ng Hoi Tong
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Francis Ng Chun Yu has turned down many father and son offer since he and his son Feyman appeared on the second season of the Mainland variety program WHERE ARE WE GOING, DAD? Finally a film company successfully convinced Chun Yu for him to star and director a mob comedy. It will be the first film that the father and son team will work together on.

Chun Yu would even reprise his classic YOUNG AND DANGEROUS (GOO WAT JAI) character Ugly Kwun along the same vain as the comedy ONCE UPON A TIME IN TRIAD SOCIETY (WONG GOK JA FIT YUN). In the film Feynman will play a child actor who likes to feud with Ugly Kwun. Chun Yu revealed that he was willing to permit Feynman to work on the film because it was summer vacation. He hoped to show his son how his father made movies on the set. The film company also rewarded them with an over HK$ 10 million salary offer! Chun Yu did not respond directly, as he only joked, "It's fake! Of course it's more than that amount!"

Speaking of working with his son on a movie, Chun Yu said that it has been "quite a headache". He did not know whether his son would be able to handle it. As for playing Ugly Kwun again, he said, "Many people has always wanted me to play Ugly Kwun. Since this time a group brought the money, I just return to it. This character is everyone's collective memory."

Since Chun Yu will direct and star, of course he did not slack off at all. The team was filled with the best. The new film will have many big scenes like a large scale car chase and a over 200 people negotiation. Ng Chi Hung will play a role. Car stunt master Ng Hoi Tong will be in charge of the car chase! The film will start production in early August.


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Chrissie Chau successfully makes the transition and wins Best Actress

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With ten years of acting under her belt, Chrissie Chau Sau Na two days ago attended the first Asian New Media Film Festival in Busan. With her Hong Kong release and Mainland internet film release IGIRL she won Best Actress.

When Chrissie was announced as the Best Actress winner, she was so excited that she got teary eyed. On the stage she said that this award was very meaningful to her. "Thank you everyone for your recognition and encouragement, in the future I look forward to bringing you even better work in every area. Thank you for your support."

In addition, Gordon Lam Ka Tung whose acting has long been recognized already received the "Internet Best Popular Actor". Lam Ka Tung said, "I am very happy because earlier I thought about any chance of being nominated or winning. First I have to thank the director Vincent (Ho Wai Fung) and producer Mr. (Raymond) Wong Pak Ming. They very daringly wanted me to perform this character with Putonghua throughout. I also had to experience wearing a down military uniform in 45 degree temperature. It truly was quite a challenge."


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Best Television Actress Sheren Tang Shui Man in the new film HEARTFALL ARISES (GAING SUM POR) worked with Best Film Actor Sean Lau Ching Wan. Guest starring as his wife, Man Nui said, "As soon as I found out about this opportunity and got a little understanding of the script, I immediately agreed without any hesitation because to be able to work with a Best Actor is truly rare."

They had a strangling scene in the new film, which they easily finished despite it being their first collaboration. Lau Ching Wan said, "Man Nui was very professional, even when I strangled her she had no complaint. I don't know if I held back at the time, but I was very upset. Later I had to soak in the tub to calm down, to cool down my own emotions before I could continue the shoot."

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

[2016.07.28] FOR THE WEEK ENDING JULY 24 2016

For the week ending Sunday July 24 2016
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  Can : Ha Nui Yau Jui
    d. Park Chan-Wook
    Ha Jung-Woo, Cho Jin-Woong, Kim Min-Hee, Kim Tae-Ri
  Rating : III
  Length : 145 mins.
  Opening June 30 2016

    1930’s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count to help him seduce the lady to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until SooKee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.

  Can : Bei Hoi Wan Sum
  Lit : Deeper Than the Sea
    d. Hirokazu Koreeda
    Hiroshi Abe, Yoko Maki, Kirin Kiki
  Rating : I
  Length : 117 mins.
  Opening July 21 2016
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[ BROADWAY CIRCUITS ]     Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother and beautiful ex-wife seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son – until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again. Multi-award winning and critically lauded director Kore-eda Hirokazu returns with a sensitive and powerful story of family ties remade.

  Can : Sam Yun Hung
    d. Johnnie To Kei Fung
    Louis Koo Tin Lok, Wallace Chung Han Leung, Vicki Zhao Wei,
      Lam Suet, Lo Hoi Pang,
      Michael Tse Tin Wa, Raymond Wong Ho Yin, Timmy Hung Tin Ming,
      Tam Yuk Ying, Mimi Kung Chi Yan, Adrian Wong Tsz Ching
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 88 mins.
  Opening July 14 2016

    Realizing that he will be defeated in no time during a police showdown, a thug shoots himself to force the cops to cease fire and take him to the hospital. In the hospital, he claims human rights to refuse immediate treatment in order to bide time for his underlings to rescue him. The detective in charge sees through his scheme but decides to play along so as to capture his whole gang once and for all.

    d. Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney
    English Voices: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart
    Cantonese Voices: Julian Cheung Chi Lam

   d. Thea Sharrock
   Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance

    d. Rawson Marshall Thurber
    Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Danielle Nicolet, Amy Ryan

    d. Justin Lin
    Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana,       Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella

    d. Paul Feig
    Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones,

  Can : Hong Jin 2
    d. Sunny Luk Kim Ching, Longman Leung Lok Man
    Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Chow Yun Fat,
      Charlie Yeung Choi Nei, Janice Man Wing Shan, Eddie Peng Yu-Yan,
      Aarif Rahman (Lee Chi Ting), Tony Yang,
      Chang Kuo-Chu, Andy Lau Tak Wa
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 110 mins.
  Opening July 8 2016

    Acting Police Commissioner Sean Lau is promoted to the highest rank in the police force. Joe, son of Deputy Police Commissioner Waise Lee who is behind the conspiracy, is taken into custody and Waise is forced to retire. But the mastermind remains unknown, until the resurface of a former police chief who unveils an unprecedented scheme to corrupt the police force. Things get more complicated when senior counsel Oswald Kan leads an impeachment proceeding against Sean. Oswald’s every decision is pivotal in determining who stays on top of the game.

    Picking up some time after the events in the first movie, Sean Lau is now the Commissioner of Police after the successful rescue operation. However, things turn bad when his wife and daughter are kidnapped. Sean has to seek help from former rival and retired DCP, Waise Lee, to return to his job to help save Sean`s wife and child.

    d. Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane
    Disney Pixar Animation
    English Voices: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill
    Cantonese Voices: Sean Lau Ching Wan, Teresa Mo Shun Kwan


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Louis Koo Tin Lok and Sean Lau Ching Wan yesterday went live on social media to promote their film CALL OF HEROES (NGAI SING). Some asked Goo Jai, if Lau Ching Wan and Eddie Peng Yu-Yan both fell into the water which one would he save? He joked, "Actually I don't know how to swim, all I can do is call the police!"

Since they have worked together so many times in recent years, someone asked if they have ever argued. Ching Wan said, "Actually we are too close. Aside from making movies we don't have much to talk about. We don't have any chance of fighting." Another asked if they ever thought about singing a theme song together and admitted to missing the Goo Sing sung BOYFRIEND. Goo Jai immediately pretended to look stunned. His eyes widened as he joked, "Friend, are you sick? Don't mess around!" Ching Wan seriously continued, "I don't sing!"

Someone also asked about their looks and why they would dress the same way all the time. Ching Wan humorously said, "Because this live broadcast was taped 20 years ago, so we still look like we did 20 years ago!" Both have been very "dark", have they thought about turning lighter? They answered, "It's a lighting issue. Due to long term lighting issue everyone feel we are dark!"


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Eric Suen Yiu Wai, Angie Cheong Wei Yee, Mak Cheung Ching and Lemon Yip Chi Yu last night attended the charity film OUR DAYS (NGOR MOON DIK 6E BAN) production wrap banquet. Injuring his left hand during the shoot, Eric said that earlier he went to the doctor and discovered that his hand was fractured and bone fragments remained in his hand. Fortunately the doctor suggested that if the swelling could be reduced he would not require surgery to remove the fragments.

Suen Yiu Wai said that during the mark tests their attitude was serious, thus an extra injured his hand with a flashlight. At the time his thumb was already red, swollen and in extreme pain. He said, "At first I thought it was no big deal, but it hurt more and more as the shoot went on. A month after the wrap I finally went to the doctor. The hand bone was fractured and bone fragments remained in the hand." Eric said that his hand injury has not affected his other jobs. His girlfriend Macy Chen Mei Sze must be heartbroken. He said, "She went to the doctor with me. After she found about the fracture she immediately cried, got all emotional like she was acting. I thought she didn't have to be so dramatic, to a man it was no big deal."

Playing a new immigrant in the film, Cheong Wei Yee said that her character was tragic as a victim of domestic abuse. With most of her scenes with children, she said that during the shoot she was reminded of her own son. "At first I asked him if he would be willing, after asking about the character and the story he said that he wouldn't be because he said that he wouldn't let Papa treat Mama that way." Cheong Wei Yee appreciated her son's opinion but for now would not consider working with her son on a series. She said, "Messing around like in a commercial is fine, he is still too little. However I have brought him to business meetings so he would know that it's not easy for Mama to make money."


Francis Ng and Miriam Yeung promote GIRL OF THE BIG HOUSE
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The film LINE WALKER (SI TOH HUNG JEH)'s Francis Ng Chun Yu in the film played the head of CIB who specialized in investigating missing undercover cops. He had many scenes with Charmaine Sheh Si Man. In one scene, Chun Yu even half jokingly put many adult video hits in front of Ah Sheh and told her that they could watch them together. Was this scene awkward for them? Chun Yu even joked that the director originally talked about how loose the film's standard and how daring it was. In the end the most daring were only the adult videos in his hands. He and Ah Sheh were only friends. Ah Sheh also said that she would feel awkward, because Chun Yu was a gentleman. This scene was only a joke. Perhaps Chun Yu knew that film production often required waiting, he was just helping her with curing the doldrums. It was an expression of attentiveness.

Speaking of Ah Sheh and Chun Yu's gun fight scene, Ah Sheh said that Chun Yu was very, very attentive. In the film Ah Sheh had to put together a gun in a very short time. Chun Yu before the shoot instructed Ah Sheh. Since Chun Yu had more experience with guns, he taught Ah Sheh the secret of putting a gun together and let Ah Sheh know how to carefully but quickly put it together and how to avoid the possibility of injuring her hand while putting it together. Even the director did not have time to teach Ah Sheh that. Thus Ah Sheh was very appreciative to Chun Yu. Ah Sheh of course ignored all the dirty jokes that he told her.


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This summer Hong Kong film finally rose again with the three Great Best Actors Chow Yun Fat, Tony Leung Ka Fai and Aaron Kwok Fu Sing starred COLD WAR 2 (HONG JIN 2). As of Monday the film accumulated HK$ 57.84 million at the box office, by this weekend it will be able to break the HK$ 61.85 million Hong Kong Chinese film box office record that YOU ARE THE APPLE OF MY EYE set 5 years ago. Kwok Fu Sing even hoped to be able to share the joy with everyone at the moment when the record will be broken.

COLD WAR 2 as of Monday became this year's Hong Kong box office champion and 4th among the Hong Kong film box office record and 5th in the Chinese film box office record. At the same time the film made 650 million yuan RMB in the Mainland. With Monday's single day take of HK$ 725,855 and an average box office of 700,000 daily, by the weekend the film will likely break the 2011 Taiwan film YOU ARE THE APPLE OF MY EYE's Hong Kong Chinese film box office record (HK$ 61,857,826) and regain the Hong Kong Chinese film box office championship since Stephen Chow Sing Chi's 2004 Hong Kong film KUNG FU HUSTLE (GONG FU).

The film company has already planned to celebrate. It has been in close contact with the directors and actors to witness the moment of Hong Kong film regaining the Hong Kong Chinese film box office championship.

Best Actor Kwok Fu Sing despite being busy with his concert rehearsal still took time to promote COLD WAR 2. "With such a great response to COLD WAR 2, the team has been very encouraged. After almost 18 days in release the box office remained great. I really want to thank Hong Kong viewers for their support of this film about Hong Kong. If it truly will be able to break the record, it is the result of the entire team and Hong Kong viewers' effort together. We should share this joy together at that time. Now I am rehearsing for the concerts night and day, I don't know what the film company has planned yet. I personally am looking forward to this record breaking moment very much."


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The August 18 action epic release CALL OF HEROES (NGAI SING) two days ago held its Beijing press conference. Director Benny Chan Muk Sing with star Eddie Peng Yu-Yan and the film promotional theme song creator and performer A Shin appeared. Shin performed two theme songs. Off stage Peng Yu-Yan immediately became a fan and could not help but rock with the beat. However their 8 year long friendship faced a test that day as they revealed each other's odd behavior. Peng Yu-Yan said, "Shin doesn't wear clothes when he records and loves to drink chili oil." Shin revealed, "Peng Yu-Yan is still at the gym 1 in the morning!"


Chan Kwok Kwan and Hedwig Tam play a ocuple
Emme Wong and Chan Kwok Kwan with their son Chan Chun
A gang drags Hedwig Tam while Chan Kwok Kwan tries to save her
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Artists Chan Kwok Kwan, Gabriel Harrison (Hoi Chun Kit), Tony Ho Wa Chiu and Hedwig Tam Sin Yin earlier worked on their new film GOO WAT JAI JAI (WISE SONNY, tentative title) in the Yau Ma Tei fruit market. For the mob fight the team used several dozen extras with pipes in their hands. As soon as the director gave the order they roared as metal clangs echoed.

Chan Kwok Kwan earlier while working on another film injured his foot and was still recovering. However he tried to perform his own stunts as much as possible, only using a double on some of the scenes. He said, "Originally I had a movie that would start production in September, now it will have to be postponed until October." Speaking of working with the child star in the film, the father of one said, "I am reminded of Chan Chun at home! He is my official model, he looks different everyday so I take pictures of him everyday. (Will you try for another?) Having a girl would be the best!"

The extras dragged Tam Yin Sin along the floor that day. She said, "Originally it would have gone on longer, the director didn't want me to get too hot so he shortened the path. I really lacked fight scene experience, I have injured my arms before." Hoi Chun Kit actually has already moved to Beijing. He revealed that he has adapted to the environment there and has already built a social circle.


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The Pegasus release BOUNTY HUNTERS will be released on the 28th. Earlier the Korean long legged Oppa Lee Min-Ho with director Terra Shin, actors Tiffany Tang Yan, Karena Ng Chin Yu, Louis Fan Siu Wong and Jeremy Jones Xu (Tsui Ching Hei) visited three advanced screenings in Whampoa. When the actors passed through the audience into the room, fans screamed like mad. Everyone took a photo with 600 viewers.

BOUNTY HUNTER was Lee Min-Ho's first Chinese film and it was the first time he came to Hong Kong to promote his film. Earlier within 29 hours after arriving in Hong Kong, Oppa attended shopping center events, the premiere and at the last second before leaving Hong Kong he stepped into a Hong Kong cinema for the first time to share his memorable production experience. Lee Min-Ho said, "This was my first overseas collaboration, during the shoot I was a little nervous. I am happy to have run into a good cast. Something else interesting is my kiss scene with Baby, Baby is the Fan Siu Wong played all purpose butler."

Lee Min-Ho in the film set off romantic spark with Tang Yan. They not only kissed three times but also Lee Min-Ho would force the antidote into the poisoned Fan Siu Wong with a kiss. For his first Chinese film, Lee Min-Ho gave himself 70 points. He felt that even though he gave his all every time, regret was inevitable. He promised to be even better next time.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

[2016.07.27] FOR THE WEEK STARTING JULY 23 2016

For the week starting July 23 2016

  Can : Nga Jook Gung Seung
  Vae Xu (Hui Sung)

  Can : Yut Dim Dim
  Yoga Lin

  Can : Chuen Joi Gum
  Chris Lee Yuchun

  Can : Gong Kum Gein
  Penny Tai (Dai Pui Nei)

  Can : Pai Dui Dung Muk

  Oi Ching Fai Chai
  Jay Chou (Chow Kit Lun)

  Joey Yung Cho Yi

  Can : Woot Yau Oi Ching But Bei Seung
  Cheryl Lee (Lee Yun Yi)

  Can : Baba Mama
  Li Ronghua

  Can : Boon Gui Joi Gein
  Stefanie Sun Yanzi

  Can : Yun Gan Yin For
  Hebe Tien

  Can : Joi Jeh Gor Sai Gai Seung Yu
  Eason Chan Yik Shun

  Can : BUT GOI
  Jay Chou (Chow Kit Lun) featuring A-Mei

  Can : Tin Tong Bin Yuen
  Kit Chan Kit Yi

  Can : Wa

Monday, July 25, 2016


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Justin Cheung retuns to his alma mater
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Artist Gregory Wong Chung Hiu two nights ago appeared on the streets of Mongkok to promote his film THE MENU (DOH FOR SUN MUN SIN). Speaking of him taking Jacky Cai Jie to Catherine Chau Ka Yi's birthday dinner, he said, "We haven't shown signs of being boyfriend and girlfriend. (Did you hold hand or kiss?) We held hands. (Then she is your girlfriend, congratulation!) Thank you."

Earlier artist Justin Cheung Kin Sing attended a screening at his alma mater. Wong Chung Hiu attended as well. Cheung Kin Sing gave some advice to the students. "When you go out and work you would experience the cruelty out there, you have to properly cherish your school life."


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Jacky Cai admits that she is dating Gregory Wong
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Alan Tam Wing Lun, Jordan Chan Siu Chun, Jacky Cai Jie and Hedwick Tam Sin Yin yesterday appeared on TVB's BIG BOYS CLUB to promote their new film FOOLING AROUND JIANG HU (GONG WU BEI KET). Principal says that when he worked with Siu Chun on the film THE AGE OF MIRACLES (MA MA FAN FAN) they rarely had any exchange. This time they had much more. They even sang the theme song together.

Cai Jie and Tam Sin Yin revealed that while working with Principal, he often improvised. Cai Jai said, "Sometimes I couldn't follow and had to fake it."