Sunday, July 15, 2018

[2017.07.16] STEPHY TANG CONFIRMS ROMANCE WITH PRINCE CHIU



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Winning the New York Asian Film Festival Rising Star of Asia award, Stephy Tang Lai Yun yesterday attended a butterfly preservation event as its ambassador. Earlier she was rumored to be dating with Prince Chiu Sheng Yi, six year her junior, Stephy admitted that they were seeing each other and she wanted to keep her love life low key for them to have space to develop.

When reporters congratulated Stephy on her relationship, she said, "Congratulate me on my award first. I want my love life to be low key. According to my past experience, a relationship is a matter between two people. Yet because of this business it became very transparent. I want to be low key because I want to protect the relationship, give us a little room to develop." Stephy said that she and Prince have known each other for years because they used to be with the same record company. As for how they got together, Stephy said that a friend introduced them at dinner. Would she mind that people would call her a cougar? She said, "I haven't really think about it. It's 2018 now, people are highly tolerant." Would she constantly have to commute between Hong Kong and Taiwan? Stephy said that she often had to fly anyway, for example she just came back from New York. She hoped everyone would give her space. Stephy seemed to be much sweeter in love, she said, "Today it's raining and very wet." Would Prince come to Hong Kong to celebrate with Stephy? She said that her boyfriend already congratulated her, but he might not come because he was busy with work. She also joked that the questions from the reporters made her hot.

With the film THE EMPTY HAND (HUNG SAU DOH), Stephy became the first Hong Kong actor to receive the New York Asian Film Festival Rising Star of Asia. She admitted that she was both happy and nervous. "Because I had to go to a strange place. However as the first Hong Kong artist to win the award, I thought it was very meaningful." Stephy said that the film's director asked her to be careful and take care of the award, not to drop and break it. She said, "This award is very important to me because many poeple there like this film and encourage me to play more different characters. I prepared an English speech out of respect for the event."

Saturday, July 14, 2018

[2018.07.14] MEN ON THE DRAGON GETS THE NEW YORK ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT

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The Joe Ma Wai Ho and Liu Yuen Hung produced, Sunny Chan Wing Sun directed, Francis Ng Chun Yu, Poon Chan Leung, Ken Wong Tak Bun, Tony Wu Tsz Tung, Nancy Wu Ting Yan and Jennifer Yu Heung Yi starred Dragon Boat movie MEN ON THE DRAGON (YIK LAU DAI SHOOK) will open on August 2nd. Director Chan Wing Sun earlier with Jennifer represented MEN ON THE DRAGON at the New York Asian Film Festival. The film also held its global premiere there to a full house. The audience response was decent as the film was praised for being realistic, inspirational and relatable.

MEN ON THE DRAGON was the only Hong Kong film in competition at this year's New York Asian Film Festival. Chan Wing Sun said, "When I learned the news I was surprised, but after the premiere earlier I saw how great the audience response was. I finally relaxed and the film's Hong Kong release next month also got a shot of confidence."

Jennifer was very happy to see the decent audience response after the screening as they shared many opinions about the film. She said, "Maybe the audience related to the movie a lot, everyone was very enthusiastic at the question and answer segment after the screening." Jennifer also admitted it was her first time watching MEN ON THE DRAGON as well and the movie moved her as well.

[2018.07.14] DONNIE YEN SHOWS OFF HIS SKILLS WITH MMA MASTERS

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The Donnie Yen Chi Tan, Wong Jing and Connie Wong Nga Lam produced, Kam Ka Wai directed BIG BROTHER (DAI SI HING) will open on August 16th in Hong Kong. The cast included Yen Chi Tan, Joe Chen Chiao-En, Bruce Tong Kwan Chi, Chris Tong Kwan Yiu, Gladys Li Ching Kwan, Gordon Lau Chiu Kin, Chaney Lin (Lam Chau Nam), Yun Qianqian, and others. This film mixed school and kung fu action elements, a rare film about school in recent years. In one scene Chi Tan in order to save a student from the mob's control had to fight MMA masters, one of them was the famous Jess "The Joker" Liaudin. The film's action director Kenji Tanigaki has been Chi Yen's collaborator for a long time. Kenji Tanigaki is also the only Japanese action director in Hong Kong.

Producer Wong Jing said that the concepts of the action scene was very difficult, "This is a positive movie, not everyone is fighting at school. Each stunt has to make sense, not very hawkish type. Thus every stunt's difficult is very high." Chi Tan asked for the action scene not to fight for the sake of fighting as he focused more on the overall story development.

Chi Tan said that when he was little he was very mischievous, exactly like the "problem students" in the film. Later after he became a parent, he paid a lot of attention to his children's family education. "I would understand in depth some pressure that students face everyday, homework, mental, education system and others. Everyone in the world would face school problems. I hope through my movie I can bring out some topics for everyone to examine."

[2018.07.14] MICHELLE WAI IS AFRAID OF ACTING OPPOSITE FAMA

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Tats Lau gets extra cocky with all the girls around him
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Eddie Cheung went to the World Cup to support the English team
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Eddie Cheung Siu Fai, Fama, Michelle Wai Sze Nga, Tats Lau Yi Tat, Chin Siu Ho, Chan Ka Kai, Barbie Liu (Ha Wai Yu) and new comer Lo Ho Yu two days ago attended the film SIU LUM JI (LAUGHTER FOREST TEMPLE)'s production start ceremony. Guest star Brother Fai said that this time he would play a cop yet again. Before the shoot he asked the director whether he would play a funny cop or an actual cop. The director said that he would not need to be funny because the cast also had Fama and Lau Yi Tat. Earlier he shot scenes with Lau Yi Tat. Did he have a tough time with holding back his laughter? He said, "No, in that scene we had very normal dialogue, but maybe because of that it would turn out to be funny."

Fama revealed that they had their best pay day in their film history with this film. They said, "Because our film salary has always been too low, when someone pays this salary it proves that we are worth this price. We seem to have improved, a long time ago we paid to make a movie. (Back then were you fighting for fame and was willing to even pay to mak a movie?) It was for interest and for art." In the film they would play Lau Yi Tat's disciples. They said that the collaboration has been very pleasant. Were they able to follow Brother Tat's lines? They joked, "Of course not, because even he couldn't follow his own lines."

Wai Sze Nga said that she was scared all night after learning that she would have scenes with Fama. Originally they had scenes to shoot two days ago, but the script was changed last minute. She admitted that she was afraid that she would not be able to keep from laughing. "They think too fast on their feet, so I am afraid that I won't be able to follow. Normally at events when I see them I would have to avoid them, because they always verbally prank me. I really am no match for them, as I am both afraid and anxious about Fama." She also revealed that in the film she would play a couple with Lok Wing but they would not have any kiss scene. She would also have a very sharp look that would be very grotesque, full of zits, freckles, buckteeth, and glasses. Fama said that she looked better than normal. She was very excited after the costume fitting and she would not mind playing ugly.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

[2018.07.12] FOR THE WEEK ENDING JULY 8 2018

For the week ending Sunday July 8 2018
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10 HOTEL ARTEMIS
    d. Drew Pearce
    Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella,
      Jeff Goldblum, Brian Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate,
      Zachary Quinto, Charlie Day, Dave Bautista,


  9 BE WITH YOU
  Can : Ji Jeuk Yu Dim Joi Oi Nei
  Lit : Through the Raindrops Love You Again
    d. Lee Jang-hoon
    So Ji-sub, Son Ye-jin, Kim Ji-hwan
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 132 mins.
  Opening June 28 2018 (Advanced Screenings)
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/UuTAfxfSpD4

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    Along with his young son, Ji-ho, Woo-jin misses his wife Soo-a, who died after promising to return a year later with the rainy season. Miraculously, they reunite with Soo-a when the rainy season comes around, but she has no memory of her husband and son whom she dearly loved.


  8 ESCAPE PLAN 2: HADES
    d. Steven C. Miller
    Sylvester Stallone, Dave Bautista, Huang Xiaoming


  7 OCEAN'S 8
    d. Gary Ross
    Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling,
      Sarah Paulson, Helena Bonham Carter, Awkwafina, Rihanna


  6 TRUTH OR DARE
    d. Jeff Wadlow
    Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane,
      Hayden Szto, Landon Liboiron


  5 SHOPLIFTERS
  Can : Siu Tau Ga Jeuk
  Lit : Petty Theif Clan
    d. Hirokazu Koreeda
    Lily Franky, Ando Sakura, Matsuoka Mayu,
      Kiki Kilin, Kairi Jyo, Sasaki Miyu
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 121 mins.
  Opening July 5 2018 (Advanced Screenings)
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/wgdtwIzWMW8

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu's wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, shaking the bonds that unite them... Winner of Cannes Palm d’OR, Kore-eda reaffirms himself as one of the world's best auteurs with this heartbreaking drama about a different kind of crime family.


  4 BROTHER OF THE YEAR
  Can : Dai Lo Hor Yi Tui For Ma?
  Lit : Can Big Brother Be Returned?
    d. Witthaya Thongyooyong
    Sunny Suwanmethanont, Nichkhun Horvejkul, Yaya (Urassaya Sperbund)
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 123 mins.
  Opening June 21 2018
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/M5EEpCt5mfs

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    Ever since they were kids until now, Chut and Jane have fought over everything. It’s all because Jane acts more like his mother than his sister and Chut likes to make himself a burden instead of being an older brother. The only time Chut acts like an older brother is when someone shows interest in Jane. Chut will bully her admirers into leaving her alone and considers this as pay back. This is the reason why Jane has to keep her relationship with Moji, her perfect half-Japanese boyfriend, a secret from Chut. Jane doesn't want her relationship to be destroyed at the hands of Chut, like every other one before. However, love isn't something to be kept a secret, and in the end, Chut finds out about Jane and Moji's secret relationship. A great brother like Chut will do everything in his power to put a stop to anything that makes his little sister happy! A romantic comedy by the production team of BAD GENIUS, it surpassed the gross box office of BAD GENIUS in only 1 week in Thailand.


  3 UNCLE DREW
    d. Charles Stone III
    Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery, Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber,
      Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, Lisa Leslie, Erica Ash, JB Smoov,
      Mike Epps, Tiffany Haddish, Nick Kroll


  2 JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
    d. J.A. Bayona
    Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt



  1 ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
    d. Peyton Reed
    Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena,
      Walter Goggins, Hannah John-Kamen,
      Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburn, Michael Douglas,

[2018.07.12] GOLD LABEL VILLAIN "VULTURE" JI CHUNHUA PASSED AWAY

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Mainland martial artist Ji Chunhua who excelled in playing villains yesterday passed away in Hengzhou. Three months ago he saw a doctor for back pain and was confirmed to have terminal lung cancer. Ji Chunhua once was a Zhejiang province wushu team member. In the 80s he caught director Chang Hsin Yen's eyes for SHAOLIN TEMPLE. In the film he had many action scenes with film star Jet Li (Lee Nin Kt), made a name for himself and thus was known as "Vulture". Later he participated in the Zhang Yimou film REG SORGHUM as "Pu Sanbao" and became a gold label villain martial art actor. Over 30 years he made many films like FONG SAI YUK II and the Wong Jing directed THE NEW LEGEND OF SHAOLIN. In recent years he made the jump to television. In 2015 he worked on the Mainland series WU DI TIE QIAO SAN with Kara Wai Ying Hung.

Ji Chunhua once said that his wife and daughter were in Canada and that his daughter liked to study martial art. After Ji Chunhua's passing, Ken Ho Ka King and Vincent Zhao Wenzhou all remembered him online. Filmmaker Tsui Siu Ming even revealed, "Character actor Vulture -- Ji Chunhua passed away yesterday. We have known each other for a very long time. In the early 80s I met him when he came to Hong Kong to promote SHAOLIN TEMPLE with Lee Nin Kit. We saw each other again last year, which I never expected to be our last!"

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

[2018.07.11] FOR THE WEEK STARTING JULY 7 2018

GLOBAL CHINESE MUSIC CHART
For the week starting July 7 2018


15 DEVOTED LOVER
  Can : Hung Bo Ching Yun
  Alfred Hui Ting Hung

14 INFINITELY BIG
  Can : Mo Han Dai
  Jason Chan Pak Yu

13 FLOWING WATER FALLING FLOWER
  Can : Lau Shui Lok Fa
  Hinry Lau Cheuk Hin

12 US
  Can : Ngor Moon
  Eason Chan Yik Shun

11 FRIENDS IN LOVED FOR A VERY LONG TIME
  Can : Oi Liu Hung Gau Dik Pung Yau
  Hebe Tien (Tin Fok Yun)

10 BLACK RAINBOW
  Can : Hak Choi Hung
  Joyce Cheng Yun Yi

 9 LUST
  Can : Tam Luen
  Jane Zhang Liangying

 8 SUNSHINE RAINBOW LITTLE WHITE HORSE
  Can : Yeung Guong Choi Hung Siu Bak Ma
  Wowkie Zhang (Dai Cheung Wai)

 7 EVERYBODY WOOHOO
  Wu Ching Feng feat. 9m88

 6 YOU DON'T LOVE ME, IT'S FINE
  Can : Buk Oi Ngor Jau Lai Doh
  Jay Chou (Chow Kit Lun)

 5 SIGN OF THE TIMES
  Can : Si Doi Dik Biu Gei
  Wang Feng

 4 ORDINARY DAY
  Can : Ping Fan Dik Yut Tin
  Mao Buyi (Mo Buk Yi)

 3 SKYCRAPER
  Can : Mor Tin Dai Lau
  Joker Xue (Sit Ji Him)

 2 DON'T SPEAK
  Can : Bit Fai Wa
  Tia Ray (Yuan Ya Wei)


 1 UNDER THE CLOUDS
  Can : Fei Won Ji Ha
  Han Hong, JJ Lin (Lam Chun Kit)