Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Mother Mui
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Daniella Wang
Alice Chan has impersonated Anita Mui many times
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This year would be the 15th anniversary of music diva Anita Mui Yim Fong's passing. Edko Film reportedly was planning to start production on a biographical film about her in the middle of this year. The film company supposedly wanted the 28 year old Hong Kong model Daniella Wang to play Sister Mui and COLD WAR director Longman Leung to direct. Mother Mui said that the film company contacted her to be a consultant and provide information. She would decide after seeing the story. Many online felt upset by the news of the Daniella Wang casting and that Alice Chan Wai would be even more convincing.

Edko Film confirmed plans to make the movie. "Yet everything is still in early stages of planning. When it is ready that we will make an official announcement. Later when we have more details we will contact friends in the media! Thank you everyone for your concern!"


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Eric Tsang, Liza Wang, Jackie Chan, Andrew Lau, Wong Cho Lam
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The Association for Betterment of Hong Kong's Entertainment Industry in Mainland China yesterday launched at the Hong Kong Entertainment Expo and announced its membership: President Jackie Chan, vice presidents Liza Wang Ming Chuen and Alan Tam Wing Lun, executive president Eric Tsang Chi Wai, founding members Warren Mok Wah Yeun, Kennedy Wong Ying Ho, Louis Koo Tin Lok, Andrew Lau Wai Keung, Johnny Ng Kit Chong, Wong Cho Lam and Nicholas Tse Ting Fung. Peter Lam Kin Ngok, Albert Yeung Sau Sing, Ng See Yuen, Chan Kwok Keung, Ng Yu, Joey Yung Tso Yi and other artists attended. Chief executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet Ngor also sent a congratulation video. The association's principles will be uniting, assisting, and following up with the needs of artists working in the Mainland.

The Association's president Jackie Chan said, "In the past ten years, Hong Kong film or television is growing larger and larger in the Mainland market, meaning more and more opportunities for us. The Association hopes to strengthen collaboration and communication between two places and to help Hong Kong on and off camera performing artists with Mainland work and on the field experience. I spent 20 years on continuous attempts and last year founded the China Stuntman Association in hopes of a home for wandering stunt people. The Association provided a place and channel for foreign producers and directors to find the best martial art directors and stunt professionals in China. Over 20 years ago we established the Hong Kong Performing Artist Guild in hope for the benefit of the next generation. This 'Association' is also founded by Hong Kong people for continuation. We can establish scholarships for Hong Kong students to attend classes at various performing art schools and higher learning institutions in the Mainland for more education and experience, because opportunities are always for those who are prepared. Today again thank you to each film industry big bosses, brothers and sisters, because this association is not for us, but for you."

Executive president Tsang Chi Wai and vice president Wong Ming Chuen spoke together on the stage. Chi Wai said, "I am truly happy that actually the Chief Executive is so supportive of us, sitting down to chat with us." Ah Jeh agreed. "I feel very encouraged. The several of us actually already went to Beijing once in October two years ago and visited with the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, the Ministry of Culture, the Publicity Department and government officials and expressed the problems that our show business has faced." Chi Wai followed, "That time the range was pretty wide, including film, television, Chinese opera and classic music, variety program, many friends in music reflected their needs and problems. In addition the Chief Executive this time has been so supportive of us, the nation has such good policies and is supporting us as well." Ah Jeh also mentioned, "Chairman Xi Jinping also at his report asked for more benefits for Hong Kong and Macao residents in the future and Hong Kong and Macao's economic development. Show business is also a very important part of the national cultural and creative planning."

Chi Wai also said, "This is the main reason for the establishment of the Association. Every year over 16,000 television series, 800 films are made in the Mainland, everyday several dozen films and series are in production. That is not including web drama. Many of us from Hong Kong are working on them, especially in places like Hengdian and Beijing. So while preparing for the establishment of this Association, we would also set up our offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and Hengdian in hopes of helping friend who are working in the Mainland. So we can have a place for everyone to communicate and assist them." Ah Jeh replied, "The numbers Chi Wai talked about are rather attractive, admittedly few can have such an opportunity. If the Mainland government can cancel the restriction on Hong Kong technicians and artists working in the Mainland so more technicians and talent can exchange freely, it will be a win win situation." Chi Wai answered, "This is we are fighting for! Another opportunity that we need to grasp is the nation's effort in the development of the Great Bay area. We have to properly take advantage of it, develop our Cantonese market, properly grab onto our Cantonese market and head internationally." Ah Jeh summed up, "Big Brother Jackie Chan says that our Association's name is a little long and hard to remember, but our goal is only a few word long. President Koo Tin Lok provided them. He really is very smart, 'unite, assist, follow up'. This is our principle."

Jackie Chan, Tsang Chi Wai, Wang Ming Chuen, Lau Wai Keung and Wong Cho Lam were interviewed. What was the goal of the Association? Jackie Chan said that China's film and television development is thriving, he hoped that the Mainland would open up more spots for Hong Kong whether on or off camera like cinematography and lightning. As Tsang Chi Wai said the annual film and television productions truly had too many opportunities.

Would he like to increase the amount of the quota? Chi Wai said that the quota was not the most important. "Because a lot of problems have to be faced when making a movie in the Mainland, like how to file a complaint. Now the Hong Kong Performing Artist Guild has no office in the Mainland. This Association is in a similar fashion, but is called the Association for Betterment of Hong Kong's Entertainment Industry in Mainland China. Mainly it will help Hong Kong artists who are working in the Mainland, understand the Mainland policies, like the Great Bay development that can benefit the development of Cantonese, we have a lot of information that everyone needs to know!" Chi Wai also revealed that that older and more accomplished artists might already have entered the Mainland market, but they can recommend the younger generation who wants to work in the Mainland. He also had a plan to establish some performing art academic society and foundation to help workers with Mainland development. Chi Wai also mentioned that when some Mainland officials visit Hong Kong they would need to be received, during which they could interact and exchange messages. The Association can also serve that purpose.

As for the process of preparing for the Association's establishment, Jackie Chan said that he spent 20 years to found the China Stuntman Association. China is too big and truly needs time to contact to all the places. Chi Wai said that this Association started in October 2016 with editor Cheung Ka Fai's first trip to China. Because he did not receive the salary that he was promised, Tsang thought of founding an Association to help show business colleagues in need. Chi Wai said, "The Association also needs Mainland recognition. In the past I have paid visits. Now after the 19th National Congress, Chairman Xi also helped. So we felt it was time to establish this Association!"

Wang Ming Chuen also pointed out that the establishment was at the right place and the right time. Hong Kong people who work in the Mainland run into a lot of difficulties, but in the past they might not have the chance for a group of people to stand up and communicate. Now they can coordinate with national policies like One Belt One Road and the Great Bay Development. Ah Jeh said, "Actually we mentioned the Great Bay region many times mainly to coordinate with the Guangdong culture. First we resolve the language barrier, which would be easier to develop. The Great Bay residents would watch Hong Kong television programs and films, starting here would be a little easier."

As for major projects, Tsang Chi Wai revealed that the Association would work with leadership of various show business organizations like the Performing Artists Guild president Koo Tin Lok for an understanding of the development of the Great Bay area with some council members. Then he would inform the Hong Kong members about opportunities. Chi Wai pointed out that the Great Bay area had a population of 70 million, with the nearby areas it would be over 100 million. They all could communicate with Cantonese. Hong Kong right now only has over 7 million Cantonese speakers. In the future this would be a good opportunity for Cantonese development. He mentioned that in the future he would make a Cantonese Lunar New Year film. Over 100 million people would see it in the Great Bay area, thus he believed that since Dayo Wong Tze Wah's Lunar New Year film was able to make HK$ 40 million it would be able to make over 100 million in the future. With even higher box office film productions naturally would be able to have even higher production budget. This would be a huge opportunity.


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Sisley Choi
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Kristal Tin tells Samantha Ko to use her sex appeal in movies
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Shaw Brothers yesterday held its press conference at the Hong Kong International Film and Television Market. Guests included Shaw executive director Elaine Lok Yi Ling, TVB chair Dr. Chan Kwok Keung, Hong Kong Film Directors Guild president Andrew Lau Wai Keung, Hong Kong Performing Artists Guild president Louis Koo Tin Lok, the Association for Betterment of Hong Kong Entertainment Industry in the Mainland executive president Eric Tsang Chi Wai, Emperor Motion Pictures boss Dr. Albert Yeung Sau Sing, directors Juno Mak Chun Lung, Wong Jing, Wong Cho Lam, Lawrence Cheng Tan Shui and others. Many Shaw Brothers films were introduced like SONS OF THE NEON NIGHTS (FUNG LUM FOR SAN), SHED SKIN PAPA (TUET PEI BA BA), HOUSE OF RISING SONS (HING DAI BAN), LINE WALKER (SI TOH HUNG JEH- DIP YING HUNG DONG), web drama FLYING TIGERS (FEI FU ji LUI TING GIK JIN) and THE PROTECTOR (SAU WU SUN); Mega-Vision film and Web Drama included HEAVEN SWORD AND DRAGON SABRE, SEI HOI JUNG WON, TING LIK JUEN (LEGEND OF TING LIK), THE BUND II (SEUNG HOI TAN II) and Tailor Made's suspense thriller MAN SAT (BLIND KILL) and the television series PING TIN DAI SING NGAU MOR WONG (HEAVENLY GREAT SAINT BULL DEMON KING). Shaw executive Lok Yi Ling, Tsang Chi Wai and Wong Jing announced new projects and host a "Hand in hand Fulfill A Dream" gong ceremony with guests and hosts.

Lau Wai Keung said that he joined Shaw in 1981, worked with great directors Chor Yuen, Lee Han-Hsiang and others and learned a lot from them. He remembered how thriving the Shaw Studio was and hoped that Shaw would develop its studio, cultive even more young directors and actors. Koo Tin Lok said that he grew up with Shaw films, after joining the business he was very honored to have worked with Shaw on LINE WALKER, SONS OF THE NEON NIGHTS and SHED SKIN PAPA.

Director Wong Jing said that Shaw and TVB were both his home. "I am very honored. My company would work with TVB and Shaw. Dr. Chan Kwok Keung gave me a mission to bring TVB artists into the film industry and make them outstanding actors and film stars. I hope I can complete my mission." Kristal Tin Yui Nei, Samantha Ko Hoi Ning, Rebecca Zhu, Vincent Wong Ho Shun, Benjamin Yuen wai Ho and other TVB artists also attended. Ah Tin was asked if she already had a job assignment? She said, "Today I am here to see if I can participate in anything. With so many elders here, I am just here to observe. (Would you recommend yourself for Chi Wai's Lunar New Year film?) Great! Ask me! I have played comedy before!" Ko Hoi Ning said that Ah Tin was fast on her feet while she was not. She hoped to make more comedy to practice her wit more. Would she work with Wong Jing again? She said, "My first film was Brother Jing's work, I hope he would save me a spot. Ultimately actors all want to make movies. It is another type of challenge. (Wong Jing's films would require being sexy?) I can be sexy, a little!"


Angie Shum runs into strange events whil working on a supernatural film
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Ada Choi and Max Zhang exchange praises 
Conan Lee returns to Hong Kong film with KONG KUEN
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Max Zhang Jin, Ada Choi Siu Fun, Wong Cho Lam, King Chiu King Ho, Mak Cheung Ching, Angie Shum Yat Ka and Jacky Wu yesterday attended the Entertaining Power film strategy press conference. Zhang Jin and Ada worked as a couple on ASSASSINS AND THE MISSING GOD (SUP DUN CHI HAK). They not only shared their production experience but Zhang Jin e even jokingly called his wife "Ms. Choi" because his wife worked on action films before he did. Ada said that this was not the first time they worked together as a couple. In the film they would be rivals and star crossed lovers. They would also fight each other. Ada said that in one scene she threw a gun to him from behind and almost hit his head. Zhang Jin said that luckily he dodged it, but Ada's abilities were beyond his expectation. Zhang Jin said, "My wife came from TVB, her foundation was very great. Like (Tony) Leung Chiu Wai and (Andy) Lau Tak Wa, she had a basic concept in film and television." Ada said, "I don't dare to be compared to them."


Benny Chan Ho Man, Lam Tsz Chung, Louis Fan, Nat Chan, Lau Koon Wai and Chin Siu Ho
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Benny Chan Ho Man and Lam Tsz Chung form a production company to make 4 films for New Studio
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Benny Chan Ho Man, Lam Tsz Chung, Chin Siu Ho, Louis Fan Siu Wong and director Lau Koon Wai yesterday attended a New Studio 2018 press conference and introduced many new films, including the Fan Siu Wong starred DUT JUNG SI MING (MUTANT MISSION), Chin Siu Ho's MR. VAMPIRE 3 (GEUNG SI SIN SUN 3) and Chan Ho Man's YUN LUNG CHUEN SUET (MAN DRAGON LEGEND).

Chin Siu Ho said that he will work with director Lau Koon Wai again on vampire films. Their film MR. VAMPIRE from over 30 years ago was showed. Lau Koon Wai said that the film will start production in May or June and add a lot of new elements.

Chan Ho Man revealed that he and Chan Tsz Chung opened a production company and will release four films online. All will be about folk legends. In April he will begin production on a costume ghost hunting film about Song Dingbo and he will play the title role. He will also have to perform in the water.

Last October Ho Man on social media revealed that he was owed salary from a Mainland film. Has he been paid? Ho Man said, "The matter is completely settled, resolved very smoothly. It's better late than never."

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

[2018.03.21] FOR THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 18 2018

For the week ending Sunday March 18 2018
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  Can : Dung Duk Dut Gung
  Lit : Stand Up Special Agent
    d. Jeff Cheung Ka Kit
    Dayo Wong Tze Wah, Charmaine Sheh Sze Man,
      Cecilis So Lai Shan, Francis Ng Chun Yu, Sandra Ng Kwan Yu,
      Julian Cheung Chi Lam, Miriam Yeung Chin Wa, Ronald Cheng Chung Kei,
      Sammi Cheng Sau Man, Michael Hui Koon Man, Alan Tam Wing Lun
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 100 mins.
  Opening February 15 2018

    Mr. Chan was the top agent. Unfortunately he has been removed from duties right after a mission failure. His partner made a mistake and offended the policewoman Ms. Shek unintentionally. 20 years after, Ms Shek has no choice but put the problems aside to ask Mr. Chan for a hand with a mystery involving a Cyber Goddess. Mr. Chan is inevitably to make up himself in a sloppy appearance as the situation becomes out of control.

    d. Jose Padilha
    Rosamund Pike, Daniel Bruhl, Eddie Marsan

    d. Aaron Sorkin
    Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner

    d. Ryan Coogler
    Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira
      Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Forest Whittaker, Andy Serkis

   d. Barbara Wong Chun Chun
   Fiona Sit Hoi Kei, Ivy Chen Yi-han, Janine Chang Chun-ning, Mike Tyson
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 114 mins.
  Opening March 1 2018 in Malaysia
  Opening March 2 2018 in China and Taiwan
  Opening March 8 2018 in Hong Kong
  Trailer :

    When Xiwen finally gets engaged, her best friends decide to celebrate with a last wild bachelorette trip, and choose Vietnam because one of the bridesmaids Xiaomei is filming a movie there. Besides Xiwen's longtime best friend Kimmy, the gang includes her fiance's little sister Jingjing and her other best friend the glamorous Jialan, who was Kimmy's bitter rival in school. Jialan deliberately comes back from Paris for the trip and immediately opens warfare with Kimmy, with Xiwen gamely trying to keep the peace.

    After the girls arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, Xiaomei asks them to meet her at private villa party hosted by her handsome film investor, the richest man in Vietnam. Kimmy and Jialan try to outdo each other to get his attention, and end by chugging powerful, disgusting local spirits infused with scorpions, lizards and snakes....

    The next day, the girls wake up on the beach, hungover, naked and handcuffed to a locked briefcase, with a strange tattoo on Xiwen's neck, and Jingjing nowhere to be seen. Soon they find themselves chased by local gangsters on motorbikes led by the buxom and deadly Elly. With the help of a kind ex-boxing champ, the girls race to piece together what happened the night before in order to save Jingjing and Xiwen's engagement.

  Can : Hung Hoi Hung Dung
    d. Dante Lam Chiu Yin
    Zhang Kai, Johnny Huang Jingyu, Hai Qing, Du Jiang,
  Rating : III
  Length : 110 mins.
  Opening February 16 2018 in Mainland China
  Opening March 1 2018
  Trailer :

    The Chinese Navy's Jiaolong ("Sea Dragon") Assault Team is famed for its skill in getting the job done. After its success in rescuing a cargo ship hijacked by pirates off the Somalia coast, the team is assigned an even more perilous mission. A coup in a North African republic has left local Chinese residents in danger, circumstances further complicated by a terrorist plot to obtain nuclear materials. The situation could prove fatal to the hostages and disastrous to the entire region, and presents Jiaolong with a challenge that threatens the very existence of the team and its members.

    d. John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
    Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler

    d. Rob Cohen
    Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten

    d. Francis Lawrence
    Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton

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

[2018.03.21] FOR THE WEEK STARTING MARCH 17 2018

For the week starting March 17 2018

  Can : Yi Seung Tin Hoi
  Nicholas Tse Ting Fung

  Can : Hung Gein Keung
  Gin Lee (Lee Hung Ngai)

  Can : Tai Min
  Kelly Yu (Yu Man Man)

  Can : Gei Fun Ji Gei
  Crowd Lu (Lo Kwong Chung)

  Can : Yin Buk Yau Chung
  Lala Hsu (Tsui Kai Ying)

  Can : Wu Dip Dik Si Gan
  Xu Song (Hui Sung)

  Can : Tim Muk Sing Din

  Can : Fung Yi
  Stefanie Sun Yanzi

 7 IF I
  Can : Yu Ngor
  Sara Liu (Lau Sik Kwan)

  Can : Nei Yiu Dik Chuen Na Jau
  Tiger Hu

  Can : Dun Nei Ha For
  Jay Chou (Chow Kit Lun)

  Can : Yu Gor Yu Ji Hau
  Eric Chou (Chow Hing Jik)

 3 53 DAYS
  Can : Hak Yeh Mun Bak Tin
  JJ Lin (Lam Chun Kit)

  Can : Lin Ming Dai Sing
  A-mei (Cheung Wai Mui)

  Can : Sup Mor Gor


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Carina Lau performs without a costume for the first time 
Leo Wu, Carina Lau and Tony Leung Ka Fai
The trio demonstrates their combination
Ming Dow plays an inventor of weapons
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Carina Lau Ka Ling, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Leo Wu Lei, Ming Dow, producer Yang Zhenjian and director Zhang Peng yesterday attended the film ASURA's trailer press conference. The actors talked about their characters. Ka Fai, Ka Ling and Wu Lei played the "three in one" Asura for the special effects. Ka Ling tried no costume for the first time. Ka Fai revealed that she was "showing her spots" in the film. Actually she had to wear the special effect suit with a lot of dots. Ka Fai even revealed that he had to move Ka Ling's body.

Ka Ling, Ka Fai and Wu Lei played the "three in one" Asura. Ka Ling said, "I have never had no costume in my film career." Ka Fai joked, "Completely naked because the budget was already spent on special effects. However many spots would be shown." Ka Ling explained, "I showed spots all over my body because I wore a spot tracking special effect suit. Aside from Ka Fai no one had any costume. We also had to coordinate our performance with Ka Fai's action. We had to go in opposite direction from him, which to me was a huge challenge. Luckily Ka Fai was always on the set, he would move my body according to his own movements to assist with the performance." Host Astrid Chan Chi Ching said that Ka Fai felt Ka Ling all over. Ka Fai corrected her and said, "Moving and feeling is two things, don't overthink it." Ka Fai also joked, "I am King Asura, in the film there are six realms. I am the king of one of the realms. I want to be a Heavenly King but unfortunately Hong Kong already has Four Great Heavenly Kings. So I want to be King of Heavenly Kings, which is also the message that this film wants to bring out." Finally he, Ka Ling and Wu Lei demonstrated "combination".

Ka Ling revealed, "The special effect suit was very tight fitting. Not having to wear a costume feels rather comfortable, but I had to wear a several pound helmet. In comparison to Tsui Hark's Wu Zetian this time was already very simple, not to mention that it was Hollywood special effect tailor made. After each shot the helmet was removed and I had no headache." Speaking of Ka Fai moving her body, Ka Ling joked, "This was a very special experience, coordinating with Ka Fai to move in opposite direction. To me it was difficult, I would rely on my imagination. (All your work has been difficult?) It's better that way, without difficulty there wouldn't be improvement." Just finishing her time off, Ka Ling has already thrown herself fully into work. Although she went skiing for ten days, Ka Ling still wanted more. However she needed a balance between work and vacation. She joked, "I am not as carefree as Mr. Leung (Tony Leung Chiu Wai), so lazy. He is still on vacation. Our personalities are different, right now I have to prepare for the play in July."


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Carina Lau plays an officer
Louis Koo has emotional scenes
Nick Cheung makes quite an impression
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The HK$ 400 million Hong Kong science fiction action film WARRIORS OF FUTURE (MING YUT JIN GEI) will open next year. Its trailer officially arrived yesterday. New director Ng Yuen Fai led Best Actors and Best Actress like Louis Koo Tin Lok, Sean Lau Ching Wan, Nick Cheung Ka Fai and Carina Lau Ka Ling as well as Philip Keung Ho Man and Tse Kwan Ho in the performance. In the polluted world of 2055, cities were in ruins due to an alien invasion.

In the trailer, transport planes took off from a base, the armor car and robot's highway chases were very realistic. Both the scenes and the art designs were high quality and rivaled Hollywood productions. At the end Koo Tin Lok in a mobile armor realized that an alien was getting close and looked terrified as he slowly turned around. Officers Lau Ka Ling and Tse Kwan Ho as well as the surprise appearance of Cheung Ka Fai already made quite an impression for people to look forward to. In a yellow leather jacket and dreadlocks, Keung Ho Man played a "cyclops" with a fake eye and shook of robot pursuits with his high speed driving skills; Goo Jai and Lau Ching Wan both fought aliens. Whenever they appeared they had to wear 40 pound of mobile armor, run and jump, which were quite a challenge physically.