Monday, August 21, 2017

[2017.08.22] KATHY YUEN IS WELL PREPARED TO PLAY A STUDENT

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Emperor Motion Picture YUT YUET SING (SUN MOON STAR) is heating up in production. Kathy Yuen (Tong Yi), Daichi Harashima, Lawrence Cheng Tan Shui and Karena Ng Chin Yu earlier worked on location at an old school office supply shop in San Po Kong. Although it was just a simple entering an exiting the store scene, due to the heat the actors were trying to lower their temperature during their breaks with mini fans and paper fans.

Playing a secondary school student, Tong Yi became even younger and cuter in a school uniform. She revealed that Brother Tan in the film was both the office supply store boss and her uncle in the film. This time they worked together for the first time, she felt that Brother Tan was a very sharp, very humorous person. She would properly learn from him.

Tong Yi also admitted that she has not worn a school uniform in years. This time she was reminded of many secondary school memories, especially when she worked with Daichi Harashima. She would be reminded of her past school days. She said, "Because Daichi really likes to play basketball, I used to like to watch boys play ball at school. I was the silent supportive type. In secondary school I had two Puppy Love, but we only held hand once and went out once. Ultimately at that time school came first, so I didn't officially date until I started working."

Was she the type of girls who took the initiative? Tong Yi said, "In school I was very quiet and very meek, I had few opposite sex friends. Although sometimes I would find an excuse to find the guy I liked, I didn't dare to take too much initiative." Because the character required light make up, she said that a studnet could not wear too heavy make up. She said that she would not be unaccustomed to it. She was very confident in light make up, but her co-star this time was a young Daichi Harashima, she still had to work on a skin care everyday. She used facial masks in the morning and at night, she exercised, tried to sleep earlier. She believed that she could still pass. She also said that her boyfriend Ken Hung Cheuk Lap has always seen her school girl look and thought it was decent.

In addition, director Benny Lau Wai Hung directed WONG KA YAN, so this time he asked Ng Chin Yu to be the special guest star so Wong Ka Yan could appear on the screen again. Chin Yu said that she was very happy to play Wong Ka Yan again. Both YUT YUET SING and WONG KA YAN took place in the 90s Hong Kong. The director hoped to have a little continuity, a story that felt like a parallel universe. She said that in the denim over all she felt like she went back to several years ago. The crew said that she did not change at all. She said that she was very happy to work with the director again because she has not worked in Hong Kong in a long time. Earlier she mostly worked in the Mainland, so working in Hong Kong felt particularly familiar.

Reportedly she and boyfriend Raymond Lam Fung were already married overseas. Chin Yu said, "Engaged? No! Absolutely not true." She earlier attended an event and said that both she and Lam Fung were very busy with work, for now they did not have any wedding plan. Work would come first for them.

[2017.08.22] WU JING: I AM A FILMMAKER, NOT A HERO

WOLF WARRIOR 2 is accused of ripping of an internet novel, as it turns out the write of the novel is the screen writer of the film.
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The Wu Jing directed and starred WOLF WARRIOR 2 (JIN LONG 2) exceeded 5.2 billion RMB at the Mainland box office to become the Mainland's highest grossing Chinese film in history; its Hong Kong release was rumored and finally confirmed to be on September 7th. In the past, Wu Jing has come to Hong Kong to make movies and promote many times. However because Wu Jing stated that he hoped to focus on his next film, he has not replied to whether he would promote in Hong Kong.

WOLF WARRIOR 2's Hong Kong rights went to Universe. Boss Daneil Lam Siu Ming was asked if he had any anticipation for its Hong Kong release. He said that the film remained very strong in the Mainland so its Hong Kong release early next month would be expected to follow the trend. As for whether it would break box office record, he said, "We will try our best!" Lam Siu Ming said that he did not invest in this film but he was happy for the bosses who did. Would future films fight to be the next WOLF WARRIOR 2? Lam Siu Ming said that the subject would be very hard to write, Hong Kong screen writers would have no idea how to write it. Wu Jing lived with the military for two years before he was able to depict that sentiment. Thus he felt that Hong Kong audience would accept it as well.

Wu Jing earlier stated in a Xinhua Agency interview, "After today, I don't want to accept another interview because my life needs recharging." Despite the box office record, Wu Jing felt that the various extreme challenges in the film was his greatest wealth. "In terms of action, from above water to below, the shot was done in one take. No one was able to do it but I did; tank drifting battle has never been done in a foreign film. The Chinese did it first, I feel proud." He even stressed that he was no hero, but a filmmaker; he only wanted through the image of the Chinese People's Liberation Army to display a type of sincerity, a type of responsibility and sense of duty that a man should have, the indomitable spirit of the Chinese soldier, and not Wu Jing as a hero who never dies.

He said after his success, everything returned to zero for him. In other words he must start all over. He said, "Every martial artist wants to start an era, to me, my life just started."

[2017.08.22] JUST FOR FUN: SAM HUI AND ALAN TAM CLAIM TO BE "LUNCHEON MEAT"


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Last night was already the final show of Sam Hui Koon Kit and Alan Tam Wing Lun's concert. At the 11th show guests included Margie Tsang Wa Sin, Angie Chiu Nga Chi and Melvin Wong Kam Sun, Teddy Robin Kwan, Benny Chan Ho Man and his wife, Bernice Liu Bik Yi, Jaime Chik Mei Chun, Cheng Tung Hon, and Mr. Sam and the Principal invited Tsang Wa Sin and Liu Bik Yi to the stage. They even said that they were sharper than "Young Fresh Meat"! They joked that they were "Luncheon Meat with Preservatives" and even made a heart gesture with their hands like "Young Fresh Meat" would to present to fans.

[2017.08.22] KEVIN CHENG SWEATS IT OUT IN A SUIT WITH LOUIS KOO



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The film L STORM (L FUNG BO) yesterday held a production start worship ceremony in Tuen Mun. Boss Raymond Wong Pak Ming, director David Lam Tak Lun, actors Louis Koo Tin Lok, Julian Cheung Chi Lam, Kevin Cheng Ka Wing, Stephy Tang Lai Yan and Toby Chan Ting Yan attended. Goo Jai and his new co-star Ka Wing worked in the heat and were sweating bullets, but when Goo Jai learned that he would have a car chase he already looked forward to it before it was even shot.

In L STORM, Koo Tin Lok and Cheng Ka Wing both played ICAC but Goo Jai was investigated him. Cheung Chi Lam played a cop, after escaping death in the previous installment he got a promotion as he assisted Goo Jai in the investigation.

Ka Wing over a decade ago already worked with Chilam on the series POINT OF NO RETURN, but it was his first collaboration with Goo Jai. Goo Jai joked that he only found out from the shoot that Ka Wing was very sweaty. Yesterday in a sealed building and without air conditioning they shot a scene with three pages of dialogue in suits. Indeed it was very rough. Ka Wing admitted that he was sweating like a waterfall.

In the film all three lead actors have action scenes. Goo Jai joked that ICAC did not have any hand to hand combat, but he would have a car chase that he would personally perform. Goo Jai said, "I don't normally drive, this time I get to drive so I am very happy. I am not worried about the danger because the shoot would take place without road blocks. I will be able to fly as fast as I want!"

Chilam in the film also had gunfight scenes, but he was not afraid of the dangerous because he trusted in the Hong Kong professional team. In addition, Goo Jai even had a brawl with bad guys on a boat. Ka Wing said that he participated as well but he only "helped". Goo Jai's two co-stars praised how well he fought. Was he such a good fighter only after Sammo Hung Kam Bo's special training? Goo Jai only smiled and nodded.

In addition, Chilam this time grew facial hair for the performance. He said that his wife Anita Yuen Wing Yee would not like it more, now she would not permit him to shave. Responsible for attack Chilam at home, his son Demon Child (Morton) continued to make fun of him. Speaking of his 48th birthday on the 15th, Ka Wing revealed that he and girlfriend Grace Chan Hoi Lam dined at home. Ka Wing said, "Of course it was delicious, how can you ask like that? However it really was delicious. She cooked Western dishes and slow cooked a salmon steak."

Fellow August birthday boy Chilam will celebrate his 46th birthday on the 27th. He already booked a vacation but asked friends not to arrange any surprise party, because he would definitely get upset. He would rather they arranged a mahjong match. Was he keeping his wife out? Chilam said, "We will open another table, it would be the best for her to play too!" Did his mahjong friend Aaron Kwok Fu Sing return to Hong Kong yet? Chilam said that he did not know because they were both busy on their own.

Tang Lai Yan in L STORM played a "private shoot" model, but she would not need to be too sexy. In the film she was a little dumb and trusting. She ended up owing money because she tried to have a little too much fun, and accidentally made Koo Tin Lok the target of the police.

Would she and Goo Jai have any romance? Stephy said that in the film they would help each other and thus set off spark, but instead they had some car chases and street running scenes. Stephy dyed her hair for the role. Did she want to look younger for the character? She said that she has dyed her hair many times. Because the director said that the actors would be in dark colored suits, he would like her scenes to have a little more color. However she was playing a cop in another film, so she had to spray her hair dark again before she would perform again.

Stephy recently has been working for the first time with Cheng Ka Wing and his girlfriend Chan Hoi Lam. Did Ka Wing ask her to take care of his girlfriend? Stephy said, "No, he instead asked when Grace would perform!" Although now she was working on both films day and night, Stephy admitted that she was able to handle them physically. Instead she worried that she was no longer young and her skin condition would deteriorate.

In addition, Patrick Kong (Yip Lim Sum)'s "Ah Bo" character now stars Carina Lau Ka Ling in the finale. Stephy said that Yip Lim Sum mentioned that to her. "This is very special, actually I only play Ah Bo more. You can't say anyone is replacing anyone. Because Ah Bo is not just one character, the feeling is it is a type of spirit, an image of feminine strength. With Lau Ka Ling it would be a great ending!"

Sunday, August 20, 2017

[2017.08.21] JUST FOR FUN: ALAN TAM DRAGS KENNY BEE TO THE STAGE


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Sam Hui Koo Kit and Alan Tam Wing Lun's concert reached the ninth show on Saturday night. Guests included John Tsang Chun Wa, Lawrence Cheng Tan Shui, Kenny Bee (Chung Chun To) and his wife. Because he often held his concerts during the Lunar New Year, giving Lai See at Alan's concerts seems to have become a tradition. Smart fans in order to lure him closer gave lai see to him. Alan was too focused on accepting lai see that he forgot his part of the song. Sam could not do anything about that. During Encore they invited Ah B to the stage to sing two songs LET EVERYTHING GO WITH THE WIND and RED LEAVES FALL WHEN MY HEART IS LONELY. Sam recorded the Japanese version of LET EVERYTHING GO WITH THE WIND previously.

The concert director Siu Chiu Shun said that the trio's performance was the best ten minute of this concert. It was also their first on stage collaboration. "You can say the Enore was the best ten minutes of this show. Three of the strongest singers in the 80s Hong Kong Golden Era, everyone were on the same par. They never had a chance to work together on stage. This time their performance was the happiest ten minutes of my weekend!"

[2017.08.20] JUST FOR FUN: ALAN TAM AND SAM HUI SERENADE A 73 YEAR OLD GRANDMA

Sam Hui praises how high quality the food truck food is
Fans surround Alan Tam as he approaches the food trucks
Sam Hui invites Eva Lai to the stage
Sandra Ng, Peter Chan and their daughter meet Alan Tam backstage
Lawrence Cheng and his daughter support the food carnival
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Sam Hui and Alan Tam hold hands and dance with a 73 year old grandma
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God song Sam Hui Koon Kit and "Principal" Alan Tam Wing Lun's concert yesterday performed two shows and even held a food carnival for the first time outside the Hong Kong Coliseum with at least five food trucks. Yesterday afternoon the duo on their free time first surveyed the food trucks then had tastings. Principals even praised how delicious the food was and how "full" he was as several hundred fans looked on.

Two nights ago former Chief Executive Tung Chee Hwa and his wife as well as many high ranking officials attended. Alan during the duet even stared at Sam's lips but proclaimed that he did not want to kiss him. He just wanted to lip sync with him! Later the Principal also picked a grandma from the audience and serenaded her with love songs. When the grandma stated that she was already 73, Principal immediately said, "You aren't telling me you grew up with my songs, right?"

[2017.08.20] PARADOX MAKES OVER 100 MILLION RMB IN 36 HOURS

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The film PARADOX (SAT POR LONG TAM LONG) will officially open in the Mainland on the 17th. Although films of the same period performed strong, but PARADOX also performed well at the box office. Two days ago Paco Wong and Louis Koo Tin Lok, who was promoting in Shenzhen, thanked the Mainland audience for their support, sincerely thanked Soi Cheang Po Shui as well as gave credit to director Wilson Yip Wai Shun because he really knew how to capture the audience's emotions. With the skills of action director Sammo Hung Kam Bo, they successfully created an action film with blood and tears.

Koo Tin Lok was asked how many hundred millions would PARADOX's box office have to reach before he would perform THE MOON REPRESENTS MY HEART live? Goo Jai was somewhat embarrassed and Paco spoke up for him. "Singing is just for fun, the most important is the audience's support!" Indeed, Goo Jai with numorous female fans during his Shenzhen promotion had "Goo fans" at each cinema. Aside from praising how handsome he was and making their love known, a female fan even had a tattoo of "Goo Fanatic" on her arm. Goo Jai's arms must be tired from receiving all the flowers and gifts. Many fans who were unable to buy a ticket surrounded the shopping center just for a glimpse of their idol!

[2017.08.20] AVA LIU'S CONTACT LENSES RELOCATED WHILE MAKING OUT WITH PAKHO CHAU

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Ava Liu (Yu Kiu) and director Ng Hon Bong yesterday prmoted in Mongkok. The former in the film THE SINKING CITY: CAPSULE ODYSSEY (SAI FONG GIK LOK: TAI BAU TAI JI TAI HUNG CHONG) played a "masseuse" with a Mainland accent who would present great soup to clients. She herself often made soup as well.

Yu Kiu in the film had the most scenes with Pakho Chau and some were romantic scenes. In one scene they had to make out in a phone booth in the rain. Because the phone booth was constructed and with the storm effects two crew members had to hold up the phone booth. She and Pakho had to kiss while crying in the narrow space.

Yu Kiu said, "At the time my contact lens relocated, during the shoot I couldn't see Pakho clearly. I only listened to the director's orders and moved around with Pakho. We kissed for almost two minutes!" Did she give her boyfriend Adason Lo (Law Lik Wai) advanced warning? She said she told him, but he understood that this was acting.

Friday, August 18, 2017

[2017.08.19] JUST FOR FUN: FAN "ASSAULTS" ALAN TAM

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God Song Sam Hui Koon Kit and Principal Alan Tam Wing Lun's Hong Kong Coliseum concert reached its sixth show two nights ago and continued to attract many guests, including Nat Chan Pak Cheung and wife Wong Hung Sau, Edmond So Chi Wai, Remus Choy Yat Kit, Lily Ho Ngo Yi and Vincent Kok Tak Siu.

Alan ran into a super passionate fan. The fan first shook his hand, Alan saw how passionate she was and invited her to the stage. The fan then took the chance to attack as she hug and kissed him. Sam while performing PAPER BOAT received two leopard print paper boats from fans. He could not be happier. The concert today and tomorrow will have special matinee shows. Lawrence Cheng Tan Shui suggested for five food trucks to be at the Coliseum plaza for a simple food festival.

[2017.08.19] MICHELLE WAI RECEIVES PRAISES FOR REMAINING CALM IN A GUN FIGHT SCENE

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The film THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD two nights ago held a Hong Kong premiere. Michelle Wai Sze Nga, Bryant Mak Chi Lok, Hanjin Tan (Chan Woon Yan), Albert Yeung Sau Sing and his wife attended. Wai Sze Nga recently participated in an action film and had to learn how to hold a gun in class. She said that actually firing a gun was very loud. She was so frightened that she wanted to back out. However the crew praised her guts after the shot, actually she was stunned from fright. After the shoot her finger hurt for a week. Would she have any sexy performance? Sze Nga said that lately she has been more conservative, not to mention that everyone knew she had no natural figure.

Mak Chi Lok recently has been busy with the film TOP FEMALE FORCE (WONG PAI BA WONG FA). He got a tan and worked out to handle his fight scene with Mandy Ho Pui Man. However they would accidentally hit each other and he apologized. After this experience Chi Lok had more respect for action actors.

[2017.08.19] MICHAEL CHOW TEAMS UP WITH TONY LEUNG CHIU WAI, AARON KWOK TO PLAY FOUR GREAT INSPECTORS

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Michael Chow Man Kin opened a Shengjian Bao shop in Tin Hau. Yesterday the new shop officially opened. Michael this time with friends invited over HK$ 1.5 million on the new shop and planned to open another in Mongkok. Speaking of Oscar Siu Yun Bong's success with his Shengjian Bao shop, was he worried about the competition? He said, "Everyone had different taste, should no one open a burger shop with McDonald's around? You can provide different choices to the public."

After 18 years away from the film industry, Michael revealed that later he will participate in the Philip Yung Tsz Kwong directed new film. In it he will play four great inspectors with Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Aaron Kwok Fu Sing and Patrick Tam Yiu Man. Michael said that Yung Tsz Kwong saw his car commercial and immediately invited him to perform. Although he did not have much of an acting bug, this time he ran into a good script and thus he agreed to perform.

After years away from film, was he worried that he would not be used to it? He said, "No, people grow up. In addition I become handsome and stable. With more life experience, the acting will be better too."

Speaking of old flame Shirley Kwan Suk Yi's guilty plea to assault, Michael said that they have lost contact for years. He joked, "If I make a kung fu film, I can get her for the fight scenes."

[2017.08.19] ANITA YUEN THANKS JACKIE CHAN FOR FORGIVENESS



Joey Yung also attends the dinner with Liza Wang and Kenny Bee

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Jackie Chan and Anita Yuen Wing Yi settled their 22 year long grudge. Len Len yesterday posted a photo with Jackie Chan. "The outside has always rumored that I was the female star who upset Big Brother Jackie Chan. Last night thanks to (Eric) Tsang Chi Wai's arrangement, I finally learned the truth. Thank you, Big Brother Jackie Chan for forgiving my past mistake. Actuallhy he already made some gifts for me a long time ago. I am truly very touched! Big Brother! Thank you! I would continue to be a good actress!"

Len Len revealed that she was the new female star that Jackie Chan criticized anonymously. Jackie Chan mentioned in an interview that he was upset at a female star's work attitude and "arrogance". Jackie Chan after working on the film with her wanted her to record two more lines but he could not find her. Jackie Chan was upset and even reported the matter to the Performing Artist Guild. Yuen Wing Yi worked with Jackie Chan on the film THUNDERBOLT (PIK LIK FOR) in 1995. Since then they never worked together again. This time Chi Wai arranged a dinner for Len Len and Jackie Chan to meet. 22 years later Jackie Chan's rage vanished. Two nights ago he even prepared a memorable gift for Len Len as he turned film into a ruler.

[2017.08.19] PHILIP KEUNG TREATS HARDSHIP AS MOTIVATION IN HIS FIRST LEAD ROLE

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New film DIN YING CHI HONG (FILM FANATIC) yesterday started production. New director Chui Chi Yiu, actors Philip Keung Ho Man, Fish Liew (Liu Chi Yu), Endy Chow Kwok Yin and DaDa Chan Jing attended.

Hak Jai played the lead for the first time. He admitted that he was very anxious about having to "carry the heavy load" for the first time. Now he finally learned to adjust. He revealed that now he has four films on hand, one of which will be shot in the Mainland. Thus he will have to commute, despite the hardship it will still be a type of motivation. In DIN Hak Jai played an Alzheimer's Disease patient. He felt that amnesia and insanity was close, so he had to put more effort into grasping the precise performance. Liu Chi Yu also said that she was very happy to work with Brother Hak because she already watched his performance at age 2. Their relationship in the film was mysterious. She even hoped to be able to sing the theme song with Brother Hak.

DaDa will play an officer worker and be paired with Chow Kwok Yin. However because her boyfriend is immature she projects her rage onto her cousin Keung Ho Man with punches and kicks. DaDa joked that she was looking forward to this film. DaDa did not look much different, she revealed that during the period she went on vacation with her family. She also studied in England and Japan. Actually the director asked her to put on light make up and even without make up. Yesterday she only had eye liners and light make up so she would feel a little more real.