Wednesday, May 22, 2019

[2019.05.23] STEVEN MA ADMITS TO TANTRUM AT OTHERS

Both Steven Ma and Josephine have nothing but praise for Jennifer Yu
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Jennifer Yu, Josephine Koo, Steven Ma
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Steven Ma Chun Wai and Josephine Koo Mei Wa after working together on the play TILL WE MEET AGAIN (SUN CHIN YEUK SEI HAU) would continue their mother and son relationship in the Ma Jai written, directed and starred film version. it would also add new actors like Jennifer Yu Heung Yi. With three jobs Ma Jai in the film would have huge mood swings, which led to a skin reaction. He even revealed that sometimes he would erupt on other people as an emotional release, but Yu Heung Yi praised Ma Jai as a nice guy. He never threw a tantrum at her!

Ma Jai, Sister Mei Wa, Yu Heung Yi yesterday attended their film TILL WE MEET AGAIN's production start ceremony. The film is planned for a November release. Ma Jai revealed, "The film version and the stage version have the same structure, still focusing on the mother and son relationship. The content has some changes and would be even more detailed and rich. The film version would have more visuals, including ones with more impact. The emotional upheaval would be enormous. Earlier we shot a scene and cried like crazy. The emotional changes caused me to have a skin reaction." Sister Mei Wa witnessed how hard Ma Jai worked and was stunned. She said, "At first I thought the film version was just talk, I never expected how fast he worked. (Did you tell him to slow down his pace?) He wouldn't listen. Two nights ago he just got back to Hong Kong and started work immediately. He seemed to not need to stop." Ma Jai explained, "I really want to cherish time, when I have the time I would spend it all. Luckily Ma (Sister Mei Wa) saved me a lot of time. Each time she took her mark she would already be in character."

Sister Mei Wa said that being an actor was very comfortable, but Ma Jai had other jobs and truly was not the ordinary "son". Ma Jai said, "Because I have several posts and I also have to lose weight for the role, sometimes I can sense my own neurosis, the mood swings, so the executive director and the assistant directors have to suffer my temper."

Speaking of working with Yu Heung Yi for the first time, Ma Jai said, "Earlier in SISTERHOOD (GWUT MUI) I noticed her and (Fish) Liew Chi Yu. Both left me with great impression. Yu Heung Yi performed very well in the film, so I asked her to audition. She would play my psychiatrist and would have a little romance." Sister Mei Wa also had nothing but praise for Yu Heung Yi. "Very few girls now are like her without any additive." Ma Jai joked, "The three of us are the no additive family."

Yu Heung Yi was very happy to have Ma Jai and Sister Mei Wa singing her praises. In addition this character came from an audition. She had to compete with many people and in the end received everyone's recognition. Earlier during the table read Sister Mei Wa pointed out that she has seen her movies, which caught her off guard. As for Sister Mei Wa's praise of no additive, she joked, "I just look ordinary, so today I am a little swollen. Mr. Ma is also very friendly, very sharp and nice. Despite being in numerous jobs he still has proper grasp and provides me with a lot of confidence. (Did he throw a tantrum at you?) No, he is very patient. However later I will have a scene that I have to break down and cry in, I hope Mr. Ma would accept the take. This time I play a psychiatrist, I have to memorize a lot of professional medical terms and read a lot of psychology information. In my next time I happen to play a mental patient, maybe because everyone feels I am a little crazy, haha!"

She revealed that she would work until July before having time off. She already planned to visit Greece for 10 days with her mother and sister. When she was not single before, she did not need to plan too much on vacation. Now she has to personally plan the itinerary. Her mother also said that if she knew she would have joined a tour and get more understanding on the history. Now she had to do homework even on historical background so she could be the tour guide then."

[2019.05.23] TONY LEUNG KA FAI SHAKES WHEN HE HEARS ABOUT DURIAN

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Tony Leung Ka Fai talks about his new film CHASING THE DRAGON II WILD WILD BUNCH and his life
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Tony Leung Ka Fai's daughter shares sweet photos of her parents on social media
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Tony Leung Ka Fai in his new film CHASING THE DRAGON II WILD WILD BUNCH (JUI LUNG II CHAK WONG) played a crime lord of a generation Cheung Chi Keung. The public learned little about the character, mostly from the cases that was uncovered after his arrest. Leung Ka Fai earlier spoke with Hong Kong Open Television host Cathy Chek Wing Shan about the character and memorable scenes, as well as his sweet life with his wife.

The crime lord of a generation Cheung Chi Keung's story has been adapted many times with many actors, but the public knew little about the character. Cathy asked would this add to the difficulty of grasping the character for Leung Ka Fai? Leung Ka Fai said, "The public doesn't know much, which actually to the actor is a good thing. The look and the character have no chance for impersonation, which instead can provide even greater degree of creative freedom." Leung Ka Fai also recalled in one of the scenes, he brought many durians to share with the brothers. Due to different angles, he had a lot. He joked, "I had to walk while I ate, I remembered Props ordered several cases of Gold Pillow. I alone probably had two to three cases. Now whenever durian is mentioned I would immediately be shaking in my boots!"

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

[2019.05.22] FOR THE WEEK ENDING MAY 19 2019

For the week ending Sunday May 19 2019
Photos courtesy of Yahoo! Movies Hong Kong



10 KRASUE: INHUMAN KISS
  Can : Fei Yun Lui Ji Kei
  Lit : Kiss of Flying Mankind
    d. Sitthisiri Mongkolsiri
    Oabnithi Wiwattanawarang, Panthira Pipitthayakorn,
      Sapol Assawamankong, Surasak Wongthai
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 122 mins.
  Opening May 9 2019
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/otba0XG0j9U

[ CINEMA ONLINE MALAYSIA ]
    In a faraway village, a young girl discovers she has inherited the Krasue curse. Because of the curse, every night her head detaches from her body to hunt for flesh and blood. When the livestock in her village start dying and alarm the vilagers, a hunt for the Krasue begins.


  9 THE QUEEN'S CORGI
    d. Vincent Kesteloot, Ben Stassen
    Animation
    English Voices: Jack Whitehall, Julie Walters, Tom Courtenay
    Cantonese Voices: Cheung Yin Bok, Karena Ng Chin Yu,
      Wilfred Lau Ho Lung, Adam Pak Tin Lam,
      Helena Law Lan, Raymond Wong Pak Ming


  8 THE PRODIGY
    d. Nicholas McCarthy
    Jackson Robert Scott, Taylor Schilling, Peter Mooney


  7 HOTEL MUMBAI
    d. Anthony Maras
    Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Anupam Kher, Jason Isaacs


  6 FRIEND ZONE
  Can : Hui Ba! Nui Sun Bing Tuen
  Lit : Go! Goddess Army
    d. Chayanop Boonprakob
    Naphat Siangsomboon, Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul
    Rating : IIA
    Length : 118 mins.
    Opening May 16 2019
    Trailer : https://youtu.be/QUBfHBtIC0I

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    In this world, there are many people who seem to be wandering along a relationship borderlining 'friends' and 'lovers'. Palm is one of those who has been stuck in the friend zone with his best friend, Gink, for 10 years. During high school, he tried to cross the line by confessing his feelings for her. But Gink simply rejected him, saying that "being friends is good enough." Since then, Palm and Gink have grown closer as true best friends. One day, Gink asks Palm out of the blue, "have you wondered...what if we were an item?" Right then, sparks fly wildly inside Palm's mind, knowing that this might be the only chance for him to cross the borderline. Although, Palm has no way of knowing if leaving the FRIEND ZONE this time will lead him to the beginning of his romantic love life or to the end of his friendship with Gink for good.


  5 STILL HUMAN
  Can : Lun Lok Yun
  Lit : Fallen People
    d. Oliver Chan Siu Kuen
    Anthony Wong Chau Sun, Crisel Consunji,
      Sam Lee Chan Sam, Cecilia Yip Tung, Wong Ting Him
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 112 mins.
  Opening November 6 2018 at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
  Opening April 11 2019
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/A0eq_aNF5yg

[ HONG KONG ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2018 ]
    Cheong-wing is a paralyzed man who has lost his family. Evelyn is a young woman who abandoned her dreams and her home to make a living abroad. Two people outcast and overlooked by society are brought together by fate when one enters the other's home to work as a domestic helper. Their co-habitation gets off a rocky start, but they develop a bond as they slowly come to see beyond each other's superficial qualities.


  4 THE HUSTLE
    d. Chris Addison
    Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Alex Sharp, Dean Norris


  3 JOHN WICK CHAPTER 3 PARABELLUM
    d. Chad Stahelski
    Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Lawrence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos,
      Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick, Angjelica Huston, Ian McShane,


  2 POKEMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU
    d. Rob Letterman
    Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith
    Cantonese Voices: Ronald Cheng Chung Kei, Alex Fong Lik Sun
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 112 mins.
  Opening November 6 2018 at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
  Opening April 11 2019
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/A0eq_aNF5yg

[ HONG KONG ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2018 ]
    Cheong-wing is a paralyzed man who has lost his family. Evelyn is a young woman who abandoned her dreams and her home to make a living abroad. Two people outcast and overlooked by society are brought together by fate when one enters the other's home to work as a domestic helper. Their co-habitation gets off a rocky start, but they develop a bond as they slowly come to see beyond each other's superficial qualities.



  1 AVENGERS: ENDGAME
    d. Russo Brothers
    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth,
      Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd,
      Brie Lawson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Bradley Cooper, Josh Brolin

[2019.05.22] FOR THE WEEK STARTING MAY 18 2019

GLOBAL CHINESE MUSIC CHART
For the week starting May 18 2019


15 HOUSE OF SORROW AND JOY
  Can : Bei Hei Lau
  Michael He (Ho Sing Ming)

14 VOICE NAVIGATOR
  Can : Sing Yum Doh Hong
  Jay Fung Wing Him

13 JIANG
  Can : Keung
  Meng Meiqi@Rocket Girls

12 ACTUALLY LONELY
  Can : Kei Suk Jik Mok
  Kay Tse On Kay

11 REALLY SILLY
  Can : Jun Dik Sor
  Lala Hsu (Tsui Kai Ying)

10 YOU
  Hins Cheung King Hin

 9 SUSHI LOVE
  Can : So Gei Ok Kiu Chi Long
  Ken Hung Cheuk Lap

 8 BRAVE PEOPLE WOULD HAVE WINGS
  Can : Yung Gum Dik Yun Wui Yung Yau Chi Pong
  Milk Coffee

 7 YOU ARE AN APRIL DAY OF HUMANITY
  Can : Nei Si Yun Gan Dik Sei Yuet Tin
  Chris Lee Yuchun

 6 PASSING BY HUMANITY
  Can : Lo Gor Yun Gan
  Yisa Yu (Yuk Hor Wai)

 5 ONCE BEAUTIFUL
  Can : Ho Buk Ho
  Z.Tao (Wong Chi To)

 4 PRAISER
  Can : Gor Jung Jeh
  Wu Qingfeng (Ng Ching Fung)

 3 WHITE HAIR
  Can : Bak Fak
  Khalil Fong Datong

 2 DON'T LET ME GO FAR
  Can : Bit Yeung Ngor Jau Yuen
  Yoga Lin (Lam Yau Ga)


 1 ONE THOUSAND GOODNIGHTS
  Can : Yut Chin Gor Man Ong
  A-Bin Fang (Fong Gwing Bun)

[2019.05.22] LING MAN LUNG CELEBRATES HIS 33RD BIRTHDAY ON THE SET

Stephy Tang, Ling Man Lung
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Stephy Tang Lai Yun and Ling Man Lung two days ago worked on their film CHAN YING HUNG GAN (RUINED SHADOW SPACE) at a senior home. It happened to be Ling Man Lung's 33rd birthday, for which the team presented a cake and sang the birthday song. He was very touched. "When work started I was mentally prepared to play this character with psychological disorder. I didn't expect that at dinner someone would celebrate my birthday. I was surprised, happy and touched, but after that I had to pick up my emotions again to play a not so happy role." As for his birthday wish he said, "I hope that my creations and my work would be able to affect culture and society. This is my dramatic dream."

[2019.05.22] DAVID SIU REQUIRES FIVE STITCHES FROM CAMERA ACCIDENT

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David Siu Chung Hung two days ago while working on the film MO YEH CHA (MOTHER NIGHT FORK) hit his head on the camera and went to the hospital for five stitches. Yesterday he said, "The shot had me running into the camera, maybe because the environment was too muggy everyone was a little tired. The crew accidentally rammed the camera into me." Although blood was streaming down, he did not want to affect the production and kept working despite the pain. After the shoot the crew rushed him to the hospital for treatment. Would he stop working and rest? He said that yesterday he originally was resting, today's scenes would be postponed as he would return to work tomorrow.

[2019.05.22] ROSE CHAN CALLS BOSCO WONG "THOSE PEOPLE"

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The film FUN YUN DIK TUNG WA? (THE FAIRY TALE OF MARRIAGE?) two nights ago held a production wrap banquet. Rose Chan Ka Wun, Jacquelin Chong Sze Man, Michael Kwan Lai Kit, Connie Man Hoi Kit and Checkley Sin Kwok Lam attended.

Chan Ka Wun revealed that in the film she would play a third party that interjected into Kwai Lai Kit's marriage. They had a hotel scene. Originally she was arranged to wear a bathrobe but Master Sin at the last minute asked her to appear only in a towel. That day happened to be that time of the moth for her, she felt weak and during the shoot she was completely cold. "Brother Kit was worried that I would catch a cold. In that scene we had skin to skin contact. Everyone should go to see how it would turn out!"

Lately Ka Wun has been linked to Bosco Wong Chung Chap. Did she celebrate on May 20th? Ka Wun joked, "520 only is I love you in Putonghua, in Cantonese it don't love you." Did Bosco make his feeling known? She said that she would not call "those people" and had to go to dinner with the team. Was she not afraid that calling Bosco "those people" would make him very disappointed? Ka Wun said that she had to focus on dinner with the team and would not pay him any mind.

Chong Sze Man in the film played a socialite. The performance was more relaxed, whenever she appeared she was be at afternoon tea or sunbathing at sea. "520" did not make her feel bad. She admitted that she would be careful with the opposite sex and joked that swindlers would never run out of ideas. She even said that someone who has said that he would divorce his wife wanted to pursue her. Thus she would observe careful and even rely on her friends to remind her. She also went drinking with a suitor once, after he got drunk he turned to pursue her female friends. Since then she was no longer in contact with him.