Friday, July 19, 2024

[2024.07.19] STAR ASIA AWARD RECIPIENT NICHOLAS TSE HOPES CHINESE LANGUAGE FILMS WOULD CONNECT WITH THE WORLD

Nicholas Tse hopes to develop different products and take his brand all over the world
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The film CUSTOMS FRONTLINE (HOI GUAN SIN JIN) has received a lot of attention from international film festivals. After becoming the closing film of the 26th Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy, it was invited to participate in the 23rd New York Asian Film Festival. The winner of the highest honor of this film festival, Star Asia Award, is none other than Nicholas Tse Ting Fung! The event took this opportunity to commend Nicholas Ting for his outstanding performance and significant contributions to the film industry over the years. Ting Fung flew to New York to attend the event and receive the Star Asia Award!

The 23rd New York Asian Film Festival kicked off a few days ago. Ting Fung flew to the city to attend a series of promotional events and personally accepted the Star Asia Award. He shared his feelings about winning the award. "I hope to use this rare opportunity to bring Chinese-language films to the world. Action movies are the most barrier-free type of body language. Over the years Hong Kong movies have been popular all over the world mainly because of this barrier-free body language. Due to the popularity of special effects in recent years, everyone seems to have become more dependent on special effects. I hope that through RAGING FIRE, CUSTOMS FRONTLINE, or movies in the future, we can once again introduce Hong Kong action movies to a new generation. This is a very important spiritual existence!"

For the first time he was both the lead actor and action director in CUSTOMS FRONTLILNE. Ting Fung said, "In addition to being an actor, I have been involved in different positions including action, editing, camera placement, etc. When it comes to which one I like, I think music, food, and movies are all channels for me to express my creativity!" Would he consider becoming a director in the future? Ting Fung responded, "I think the most important thing is that action movies also need to tell stories. Actions should serve the emotions of the characters. So far in my movies, what the directors let me to do the most is action. Different characters have different storytelling methods. Whether I will work in other positions in the future I haven't decided yet." Ting Fung, who has been seeking a breakthrough in movies, shared his personal experience. "You must put your true love in this career. I have been putting it in more than 25 years so far. I still plan to continue and hope to do my best every day. I don't think anyone can escape this fate: keep practicing and keep seeking progress!"

When asked if he would bring his brand "Chef Nic" to the U.S., Ting Fung stated that of course he would like to, but he would need to slowly prepare for that. He hoped to be able to develop different products to take to the entire world.

[2024.07.18] STEPHY TANG DOES NOT FEAR ROMANTIC SCAMS

Stephy Tang wants to protect her young relationship with a low profile, as she does not want to affect her boyfriend

Stephy Tang is in great spirits in love, even giving the heart gesture
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Stephy Tang makes her first public appearance after her admission of love and smiles happily throughout the event

Stephy Tang earlier posted a photo of her boyfriend's and her shadows together to announce her new romance

Sandra Ng encourages her daughter to expand her horizons through nightlife
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Stephy Tang Lai Yan was recently reported to be in a new relationship. She was with a 6-foot-tall handsome man, wearing a couple's baseball cap at a shopping mall on a food shopping date. He was said to resemble South Korean superstar Rain. Stephy admitted her relationship generously, posted a photo of her boyfriend's and her shadows on the social platform and captioned "Thank you for your blessings!" Stephy made her first public appearance last night after the admission of love to promote the movie LOVE LIES (NOGR TAM DIK NA CHEUNG LUEN OI) at Central with Sandra Ng Kwan Yu . She happily smiled throughout the whole process and revealed that her Taiwanese boyfriend have been living in Hong Kong. They met through friends and developed a relationship after getting to know each other. Since he was an industry outsider, they wanted to keep a low profile. She thanked the outside world for high praises for her boyfriend and giving him the nickname "Tender Rain".

Stephy and Ng Kwan Yu attended a speed dating event to promote their new film. The former said that when dating someone of the opposite sex, she would pay special attention to details like whether the other person would be on time, whether he would understand her preferences and whether he would open the door for her. When asked about how she fell in love with her Taiwanese boyfriend? Stephy revealed that her boyfriend has been living in Hong Kong and they met through friends. After getting to know each other for a while, they developed a relationship. Because he was an industry outsider, she did not want to affect her boyfriend's life and wanted to keep the relationship low-key. If they were not caught, she would not have made it public so quickly.

Regarding her new love and old flame Prince Chiu both being Taiwanese guys, Stephy said it was not intentional; the most important thing was that they were suitable. As for her boyfriend being dubbed " Tender Rain", she laughed and said, "He didn't react at all. Thank you so much for everyone's high praise for him and describing him as similar to Rain. They highly resemble each other -- in height."

When asked how her boyfriend was as a person? She immediately jumped into the movie and joked that she was smart, unlike Ng Kwan Yu in the film would stumble into a romantivc scam. She would not meet people online. "Communication has to direct. I would get to know someone by experience and impression, so I would have the time and the ability to identify whether or not he is a swindler." What was the most attractive thing about her boyfriend? Stephy said, "Everyone should get along well with each other. The most important thing is to get along with each other. It doesn't matter what is good or bad individually" When asked if they have met their parents yet? Stephy smiled sweetly. Would they consider marriage as the prerequisite? She said, "I haven't thought about it, just taking it one step at a time. I don't want to feel too much pressure." She mentioned that since she was not the lead actress in LOVE LIES, there was no pressure at all and she could play the charming villain as much as she wanted. She commanded MC Cheung Tin Fu to defraud Sandra Ng of money, but she never expected that her seduction scene with MC made his face and ears turn all red.

Ng Kwan Yu revealed that her 18-year-old daughter Jillian Chan Si Chi met up with friends and went clubbing to meet guys, but was refused entry. She said, "She couldn't get in because she was dressed too conservatively. Later I said to use my supplementary card to get in. When asked her name and age, she said Sandra Ng and she was born in 19XX. Everyone there laughed like crazy and told her to go home and watch movies. She is very innocent and cute."

Ng Kwan Yu recalled that when she was young, she would go out at night to drink and dance with Margie Tsang Wah Sin. She encouraged her daughter to go out and experience things, as long as she did not come into contact with drugs. Ng Kwna Yu's birthday would be next month and she was asked if she would hold a party with her daughter? She laughed and said, "I haven't thought about how to celebrate my birthday yet. My daughter doesn't want me to tag along with her, because she's afraid that I will prevent her from making friends. Actually I can help her with checking out guys." However she has declined to field job offers for her daughter, feeling that young people should have their own interests.

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

[2024.07.17] FOR THE WEEK ENDING JULY 14 2024

For The week ending Sunday July 14 2024

DETECTIVE CONAN THE MOVIE: THE MILLION-DOLLAR PENTAGRAM MOVIE POSTER

10 DETECTIVE CONAN THE MOVIE: THE MILLION-DOLLAR PENTAGRAM
    d. Chika Nagaoka
    Japanese Animation
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 111 mins.
  Opening July 18 2024

[ CINEMA ONLINE MALAYSIA ]
    A message has arrived from Kid the Phantom Thief, that he will steal a Japanese sword belonging to wealthy Onoe Family in Hakodate, Hokkaido. Conan and Heiji Hattori are on the case to capture Kid. Why is Kid, who specialises in jewels, going after a Japanese sword? The grandfather of Onoe family`s patriarch was deeply involved with army industry during wartime, and it was rumoured he hid some powerful weapon that could "change the course of war" somewhere in Hakodate. Is Kid after that weapon? Meanwhile Heiji is trying to find a perfect viewpoint to declare his love to Kazuha... In the North among cherry blossoms, the exciting hunt for treasure begins!

A QUIET PLACE: DAY ONE MOVIE POSTER

  9 A QUIET PLACE: DAY ONE
    d. Michael Sarnoski
    Lupita Nyong'o, Joseph Quinn, Alex Wolff, Djimon Hounsou

TWILIGHT OF THE WARRIORS: WALLED IN MOVIE POSTER

  8 TWILIGHT OF THE WARRIORS: WALLED IN
  AKA : KOWLOON WALLED CITY (Working title)
  Can : Gau Lung Sing Jai Wai Sing
    d. Soi Cheang Po Soi
    Louis Koo Tin Lok, Sammo Hung Kam Bo, Raymond Lam Fung,
      Terrance Lau Chun Him, Richie Jen (Yam Yin Chai),
      Kenny Wong Tak Bun, Philip Ng Won Lung,
      Tony Wu Tsz Tung, German Cheung Man Kit,
      Max Zhang Jin
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 125 mins.
  Opening May 1 2024
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/GCCP9WCjSxs

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    Set in the eighties inside the dangerous and enigmatic Kowloon Walled City, which was a de jure Chinese enclave within British colonial Hong Kong, Twilight of the Warriors: Walled In follows troubled youth Chan Lok-kwun as he accidentally enters the Walled City, discovers the order amidst its chaos, and learns important life lessons along the way. In the Walled City, he becomes close friends with Shin, Twelfth Master and AV. Under the leadership of Tornado, they resist against the invasion of villain Mr. Big in a series of fierce battles. Together, they vow to protect the safe haven that is Kowloon Walled City.

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    Adapted from the award-winning Hong Kong cult manga series "City of Darkness", this action thriller is set in the eighties inside the dangerous and enigmatic Kowloon Walled City which was a de jure Chinese enclave within British colonial Hong Kong.

    The walled city is populated by people in the lowest strata of society, among whom are various colorful and kung-fu savvy characters: e.g. a Vietnamese immigrant biding time for revenge, an ex-boxer on the lookout for his kidnapped girlfriend, a katana wielding martial arts boy wonder from Temple Street, as well as a local gang leader and his loyal friend. When the British Hong Kong government tries to demolish the Walled City once and for all with the help of a Triad kingpin and his ruffian underlings, they gather all the residents in the enclave behind them to fight against the invaders and protect their homes and properties

CRISIS NEGOTIATORS MOVIE POSTER

  7 CRISIS NEGOTIATORS
  Can : Tam Poon Juen Ga
  Lit : Negotiation Expert
    d. Herman Yau Lai To
    Sean Lau Ching Wan, Francis Ng Chun Yu,
      Michael Miu Kiu Wai, Philip Keung Ho Man, Kent Cheng Juk Si,
      Michael Chow Man Kin, Wong Yau Nam, Cherrie Ngan Cheuk Ling,
      Chu Pak Him, Chu Kam Yin, Yeung Wai Lun
      Timmy Hung Tin Ming, Kenny Wong Tak Bun, Adam Pak Tin Nam,
      Ken Low Wai Kwong,
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 120 mins.
  Opening June 13 2024
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/4sSS0IVz5kk


[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    Negotiator expert Cheuk Man Wai unexpectedly becomes the prime suspect in a murder case. Forced into a corner, he occupies the police station, taking officers hostage, and demands negotiations with the former negotiator Tse Ka Chun. With Tse's expertise in psychological manipulation and Check's exceptional skills, they engage in a battle of wits. As the verbal sparring deepens, their positions and mindsets gradually change...

    This film is adapted from the American movie "The Negotiator".

ROBOT DREAMS MOVIE POSTER

  6 ROBOT DREAMS
    d. Pablo Berger
    Animation

FLY ME TO THE MOON MOVIE POSTER

  5 FLY ME TO THE MOON
    d. Greg Berlanti
    Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HKDSE POSTER

  4 ONCE UPON A TIME IN HKDSE
  Can : Gung Hoi Si Dong Jun
  Lit : Open Trial and Error
    d. Leung Yik Ho
    Hui Yin, Tung Ngai Hong, Lam Yik Yan
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 90 mins.
  Opening June 5 2024 (Preview)
  Opening July 4 2024
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/SN3klZUqkJk

[ CINEMA CITY ]
    How challenging is the Hong Kong university entrance exam? Is failing it the end of the world? Popular Youtube Channel "Trial and Error" spent 8 mnonths documenting the journey of Hong, an exam candidte who does not give much thought to his future. With the help offered by the team, will Hong be able to make up for the lost time and secure a spot in an university?

CUSTOMS FRONTLINE MOVIE POSTER

  3 CUSTOMS FRONTLINE
  Can : Hoi Guan Jin Sin
  Lit : Customs Front Line
    d. Herman Yau Lai To
    Jacky Cheung Hok Yau, Nicholas Tse Ting Fung,
      Karena Lam Ka Yan, Cya Liu, Francis Ng Chun Yu,
      Kenny Kwan Chi Bun, Michelle Wai Sze Nga,
      Carlos Chan Ka Lok, Angus Yeung Tin Yue,
      Michelle Yim (Mai Suet), Shek Sau, Amanda S.,
      Ben Yuen Fu Wa, Melvin Wong Kam Sun, Brahim Chab
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 115 mins.
  Opening July 5 2024
  Teaser : https://youtu.be/JtVM_VgfYE8
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/eS8d2HnQJgE


[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department officers Chow Ching-lai and Cheung Wan-nam share a close mentor-student relationship. On a case involving seized smuggled arms, Ching-lai is sent to take part in a joint operation with Interpol to capture a reclusive arms dealer. However, Wan-nam makes a drastic decision that complicates the case even further.

DESPICALBE ME 4 MOVIE POSTER

  2 DESPICALBE ME 4
    d. Chris Renaud
    Illumination Animation
    English Voices: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Pierre Coffin,
      Joey King, Mirand Cosgrove, Stephen Colbert, Sofia Vergara,
      Steve Coogan, Chris Renaud, Madison Polan, Dana Gaier,
      Chloe Fineman, Will Ferrell


INSIDE OUT 2 MOVIE POSTER

  1 INSIDE OUT 2
    d. Kelsey Mann
    Disney Pixar Animation
    English Voices: Amy Poehler, Maya Hawke,
      Kensington Tallman, Liza Lapira, Tony Hale, Lewis Black,
      Phyllis Smith, Ayo Edebiri, Lilimar, Grace Lu,
      Sumayyah Nuriddin-Green, Adele Exarchopoulos
      Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan, Paul Walter Hauser
    Cantonese Voices: Ivana Wong Yuen Chi, Ivy So Nga Lam,
      Ah Jeng (Wong Ching Yi), Jeffrey Ngai Chun Sun, LaiYing Tang,
      Gigi Cheung Man Chi, Harriet Yeung Sze Man,
      Ram Chiang Chi Kwong, Benz Hui Siu Hung

[2024.07.17] FOR THE WEEK STARTING SATURDAY, JULY 13 2024

For the week starting Saturday, July 13 2024 (Week 28)

VIUTV CHILL CLUB CHART


  5 MOVE OUT WHILE YOU ARE ON VACATION
  Can : Chun Nei Lui Hung Si Boon Jau
  moon tang

  4 THANK YOU POSTMAN
  Ian Chan Cheuk Yin

  3 TWIN FLAME
  Can : Seung Yee
  Endy Chow Kwok Yin

  2 EXIT
  Aaron Kwok Fu Sing


  1 YOU'RE OUT OF THIS WORLD
  Can : Ho Dut Tai Gor Fun
  Keung To

Friday, July 12, 2024

[2024.07.13] ANITA YUEN WORKS ON LUNAR NEW YEAR FILM IN MALAYSIA

Anita Yuen and Miko Wong make a fresh pair as mother and daughter
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Malaysian Goddess Miko Wong says that her palms are sweating from working with Best Actress Anita Yuen
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New Malaysian goddess Miko Wong Kit Kei recently even made the jump to the big screen, teaming with Anita Yuen Wing Yee on the Malaysian Lunar New Year comedy film MOM'S BIG NEWS (OMG! AH MA YAU HEI) to play daughter and mother. Earlier the film held a production start ceremony in Kuala Lumpur. The film would be the second investment of Ng Kin Hung's Local Production Co. Ltd. after LITTLE RED SWEET (HUNG DAU). The Malaysian film has been slated for a Lunar New Year release next year. Ng Kin Hung on social media said that he was not too familiar with the Malaysian market yet, so he was exploring, learning from the production, watching other people's production and marketing methods. Once good opportunities would appear in the Hong Kong market, he would be able to apply what she learned and continued his film journey. He revealed that he personally invited good friend Yuen Wing Yee to play the Mama with an unexpected pregnancy.

Speaking of making a movie in Malaysia for the first time, Len Len said, "The script attracted me. I don't know anyone (the cast and the crew), but I really wanted to make a subject without regionality like childbirth. (Did you charge a friendly rate?) No, I haven't built up friendship with everyone yet. I am fully pleased with the salary." Len Len did not respond whether her husband Julian Cheung Chi Lam would visit the set; but some online discovered that while promoting his mainland variety show on social media, the posts came from Malaysia. Thus someone commented, "He is keeping Sister Len Len company on her movie set."

Playing Yuen Wing Yee's daughter, Miko said, "When I learned that I would work with Best Actress Yuen Wing Yee, I felt very nervous. In addition when I had scenes in which I would have to perform opposite her, I would be so tense that my palms would be sweating. I have already read the script and made the full preparation before hand. I didn't dare to hesitate as I hoped to be able to properly perform. I have always wanted to show everyone my different directions." Miko revealed that she planned to come to Hong Kong to work while attending acting classes.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

[2024.07.11] FOR THE WEEK ENDING SUNDAY JULY 7 2024

For The week ending Sunday July 7 2024

HOW TO MAKE MILLIONS BEFORE GRANDMA DIES MOVIE POSTER

10 HOW TO MAKE MILLIONS BEFORE GRANDMA DIES
    d. Pat Boonnitipat
    Billkin, Usha Seamkhum, Tu Tontawan
  Rating : I
  Length : 127 mins.
  Opening June 13 2024

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    'M', driven by the desire for a multimillion-dollar inheritance, puts aside his dreams as a hopeful game caster to care for his terminally ill grandmother. However, winning Grandma's favor is no easy feat. She proves to be a tough nut to crack - demanding, exacting, and exceedingly difficult to please. To add to the drama, he's not the only one gunning for the inheritance. M finds himself embroiled in a gripping competition, where he must go to great lengths to become the apple of Grandma's eye before time runs out, all in pursuit of a life-changing, multimillion-dollar inheritance.

THE GARFIELD MOVIE MOVIE POSTER

  6 THE GARFIELD MOVIE
    d. Mark Dindal
    Animation
    English Voices: Chris Pratt, Samuel L. Jackson

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HKDSE MOVIE POSTER

  8 ONCE UPON A TIME IN HKDSE
  Can : Gung Hoi Si Dong Jun
  Lit : Open Trial and Error
    d. Leung Yik Ho
    Hui Yin, Tung Ngai Hong, Lam Yik Yan
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 90 mins.
  Opening June 5 2024 (Preview)
  Opening July 4 2024
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/SN3klZUqkJk

[ CINEMA CITY ]
    How challenging is the Hong Kong university entrance exam? Is failing it the end of the world? Popular Youtube Channel "Trial and Error" spent 8 mnonths documenting the journey of Hong, an exam candidte who does not give much thought to his future. With the help offered by the team, will Hong be able to make up for the lost time and secure a spot in an university?

TWILIGHT OF THE WARRIORS: WALLED IN MOVIE POSTER

  7 TWILIGHT OF THE WARRIORS: WALLED IN
  AKA : KOWLOON WALLED CITY (Working title)
  Can : Gau Lung Sing Jai Wai Sing
    d. Soi Cheang Po Soi
    Louis Koo Tin Lok, Sammo Hung Kam Bo, Raymond Lam Fung,
      Terrance Lau Chun Him, Richie Jen (Yam Yin Chai),
      Kenny Wong Tak Bun, Philip Ng Won Lung,
      Tony Wu Tsz Tung, German Cheung Man Kit,
      Max Zhang Jin
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 125 mins.
  Opening May 1 2024
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/GCCP9WCjSxs

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    Set in the eighties inside the dangerous and enigmatic Kowloon Walled City, which was a de jure Chinese enclave within British colonial Hong Kong, Twilight of the Warriors: Walled In follows troubled youth Chan Lok-kwun as he accidentally enters the Walled City, discovers the order amidst its chaos, and learns important life lessons along the way. In the Walled City, he becomes close friends with Shin, Twelfth Master and AV. Under the leadership of Tornado, they resist against the invasion of villain Mr. Big in a series of fierce battles. Together, they vow to protect the safe haven that is Kowloon Walled City.

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    Adapted from the award-winning Hong Kong cult manga series "City of Darkness", this action thriller is set in the eighties inside the dangerous and enigmatic Kowloon Walled City which was a de jure Chinese enclave within British colonial Hong Kong.

    The walled city is populated by people in the lowest strata of society, among whom are various colorful and kung-fu savvy characters: e.g. a Vietnamese immigrant biding time for revenge, an ex-boxer on the lookout for his kidnapped girlfriend, a katana wielding martial arts boy wonder from Temple Street, as well as a local gang leader and his loyal friend. When the British Hong Kong government tries to demolish the Walled City once and for all with the help of a Triad kingpin and his ruffian underlings, they gather all the residents in the enclave behind them to fight against the invaders and protect their homes and properties

ROBOT DREAMS MOVIE POSTER

  6 ROBOT DREAMS
    d. Pablo Berger
    Animation

CRISIS NEGOTIATORS MOVIE POSTER

  5 CRISIS NEGOTIATORS
  Can : Tam Poon Juen Ga
  Lit : Negotiation Expert
    d. Herman Yau Lai To
    Sean Lau Ching Wan, Francis Ng Chun Yu,
      Michael Miu Kiu Wai, Philip Keung Ho Man, Kent Cheng Juk Si,
      Michael Chow Man Kin, Wong Yau Nam, Cherrie Ngan Cheuk Ling,
      Chu Pak Him, Chu Kam Yin, Yeung Wai Lun
      Timmy Hung Tin Ming, Kenny Wong Tak Bun, Adam Pak Tin Nam,
      Ken Low Wai Kwong,
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 120 mins.
  Opening June 13 2024
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/4sSS0IVz5kk


[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    Negotiator expert Cheuk Man Wai unexpectedly becomes the prime suspect in a murder case. Forced into a corner, he occupies the police station, taking officers hostage, and demands negotiations with the former negotiator Tse Ka Chun. With Tse's expertise in psychological manipulation and Check's exceptional skills, they engage in a battle of wits. As the verbal sparring deepens, their positions and mindsets gradually change...

    This film is adapted from the American movie "The Negotiator".

A QUIET PLACE: DAY ONE MOVIE POSTER

  4 A QUIET PLACE: DAY ONE
    d. Michael Sarnoski
    Lupita Nyong'o, Joseph Quinn, Alex Wolff, Djimon Hounsou

CUSTOMS FRONTLINE MOVIE POSTER

  3 CUSTOMS FRONTLINE
  Can : Hoi Guan Jin Sin
  Lit : Customs Front Line
    d. Herman Yau Lai To
    Jacky Cheung Hok Yau, Nicholas Tse Ting Fung,
      Karena Lam Ka Yan, Cya Liu, Francis Ng Chun Yu,
      Kenny Kwan Chi Bun, Michelle Wai Sze Nga,
      Carlos Chan Ka Lok, Angus Yeung Tin Yue,
      Michelle Yim (Mai Suet), Shek Sau, Amanda S.,
      Ben Yuen Fu Wa, Melvin Wong Kam Sun, Brahim Chab
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 115 mins.
  Opening July 5 2024
  Teaser : https://youtu.be/JtVM_VgfYE8
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/eS8d2HnQJgE


[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department officers Chow Ching-lai and Cheung Wan-nam share a close mentor-student relationship. On a case involving seized smuggled arms, Ching-lai is sent to take part in a joint operation with Interpol to capture a reclusive arms dealer. However, Wan-nam makes a drastic decision that complicates the case even further.

DESPICALBE ME 4 MOVIE POSTER

  2 DESPICALBE ME 4
    d. Chris Renaud
    Illumination Animation
    English Voices: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Pierre Coffin,
      Joey King, Mirand Cosgrove, Stephen Colbert, Sofia Vergara,
      Steve Coogan, Chris Renaud, Madison Polan, Dana Gaier,
      Chloe Fineman, Will Ferrell


INSIDE OUT 2 MOVIE POSTER

  1 INSIDE OUT 2
    d. Kelsey Mann
    Disney Pixar Animation
    English Voices: Amy Poehler, Maya Hawke,
      Kensington Tallman, Liza Lapira, Tony Hale, Lewis Black,
      Phyllis Smith, Ayo Edebiri, Lilimar, Grace Lu,
      Sumayyah Nuriddin-Green, Adele Exarchopoulos
      Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan, Paul Walter Hauser
    Cantonese Voices: Ivana Wong Yuen Chi, Ivy So Nga Lam,
      Ah Jeng (Wong Ching Yi), Jeffrey Ngai Chun Sun, LaiYing Tang,
      Gigi Cheung Man Chi, Harriet Yeung Sze Man,
      Ram Chiang Chi Kwong, Benz Hui Siu Hung

[2024.07.11] NICHOLAS TSE WANTS TO TRY CLIMBING THE TWIN TOWERS

Also the action director, Nicholas Tse made the full preparation before the shoot began

Many fans welcome Nicholas Tse
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courtesy of singtao.com

Director Herman Yau and Nicholas Tse promote CUSTOMS FRONTLINE in Malaysia
courtesy of mingpao.com

The movie CUSTOMS FRONTLINE (HOI GUAN JIN SIN)'s director Herman Yau Lai To and lead actor Nicholas Tse Ting Fung flew to Malaysia the day before yesterday (9th) to launch promotional activities. Ting Fung returned to Malaysia for the first time in six years and attracted more than 2,000 movie fans to the venue, and the outdoor square was packed to capacity. Fans felt sorry for Ting Fung when they saw him risking his life in the movie, and told him to "love yourself more". Ting Fung, who had no limit when spoiling fans, interacted with fans enthusiastically and graciously met their requests. Ting Fung revealed that after filming CUSTOMS FRONTLINE, he will continue to serve as an action director in the new film RAGING HAVOC (NO FOR MAN YIN) and will "fight" with Andy Lau tak Wah. His figure will be "upgraded".

In an interview with the media, director Yau Lai To mentioned that Tse Ting Fung was the first person who came to his mind when he decided to shoot this movie. "It seems that he doesn't have many scenes where he is agile and wears uniforms. Of course, his "style" must be taken into consideration; which we have to show to the audience." Tse Ting Fung, who was fully committed to both the starring and action director positions, said that the script was very attractive. "Very few action movies would use elements of sea and water, so many unique features were in the production. I as an actor want to challenge different positions." Speaking of him wagering his life when personally performing all the action scenes, how did he handle the word "danger"? Tse Ting Fung said bluntly, "It is because of danger that I would use my team to ensure everyone's safety. Actually speaking of dangers, I think it's safe. If it wasn't safe, I wouldn't shoot like this. We made a lot of preparations and tested the camera positions before shooting, so we were very confident before shooting."

Tse Ting Fung also mentioned that he would customize scenes according to the script, characters and character design. "Actually, I think there is no difference between action and dialogue. They are all the emotions of the complete character. You can't say that this action 'cool' so you should do it. It doesn't work that way." Speaking of the scene in which Liu Yase and Tse Ting Fung got hurt in the battlefield explosion scene, Tse Ting Fung admitted that he felt very conflicted. "To have all these explosion experiences, I have to credit the elders for giving me the opportunity to accumulate them. They were something that you practice just by saying you want to practice. Actually Yase really wanted to do it. I told her that she has to follow me because it is really not easy to take into account the route and safety at the blasting site. I too want to let the actors gain (experience). "

Yau Lai To also bluntly said that he would hand over the responsibility of action directing to Tse Ting Fung because of his passion for action movies. Yau Lai To said, "When we film we must find people who are passionate. Instead of asking someone to do it, it's better to work with someone who really wants to do it." Tse Ting Fung also said with a smile that after filming CUSTOMS FRONTLINE, he really wanted to have the superpower to multiply himself. When asked about the action scene he wanted to challenge the most in the future, he was struck with inspiration and said, "If I can climb the Twin Towers, I will definitely come to shoot it!"

When asked if he would have more opportunities to participate in action director positions in the future, Tse Ting Fung said that he actually has participated in action design, editing and other post-production work in past movies. CUSTOMS FRONTLINE was the first time his name was in the credit, but his work practically was not much different from before. He also revealed that after filming CUSTOMS FRONTLINE, he also took on the position of action director in the new film RAGING HAVOC (NO FOR MAN YIN). After cooperating with "Song God" Cheung Hok Yau, the next one he would "match up" with would be Andy Lau Tak Wah. He even said that the "ice cube" abs he trained for CUSTOMS FRONTLINE would be "upgraded" in the new movie, but he also said with a smile, "I haven't kept up with them any more."

This time Tse Ting Fung made a whirlwind landing in Malaysia to promote CUSTOMS FRONTLINE and also held a public meeting with fans. He returned to Malaysia for the first time in six years and attracted more than 2,000 fans to the scene. Outside the venue was packed to the limit. When Tse Ting Fung and director Herman Yau Lai To appeared on the stage, fans even shouted "Ting Fung" in hopes of attracting the attention of their idols. The event also specifically arranged for a "confession conference" for lucky fans, allowing them to have a direct conversation with Tse Ting Fung. A female fan said that after seeing Tse Ting Fung's desperate performance in CUSTOMS FRONTLINE felt sorry for him and told him to "love yourself more." Tse Ting Fung also reassured the fans, "I will try my best to (love myself)." The crowd cheered and said, "Our hearts truly ache!" A die-hard fan who has supported Tse Ting Fung for 25 years was even more excited and said, "I can finally talk to you today. Can I take a photo with you?" Tse Ting FUNG originally wanted to say "Next time", but when he saw how "passionate" the fans were in the audience, he said, "It's better to just do it this time" and then rushed off the stage. Then a fan asked for a handshake, and upon seeing this, he still complied with the other person's request. He had no limit when spoiling his fans.

All the fans in the audience also encouraged him to come to perform a concert as soon as possible. Tse Ting Fung smiled and replied, "As soon as possible!" At the meeting, Tse Ting Fung also mentioned that he was very happy to cooperate with the "Song God" Jacky Cheung Hok Yau and even tailor-made for him the theme song VERY FAR PLACE. "To be able to collaborate is already very rare, but To be able to write a song for him is even rarer." He categorically denied that the two of them would sing together, and he has no intention of singing; but he revealed that he really wanted to work with Cheung Hok Yau on a comedy together.