Monday, November 11, 2019

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Hong Kong protester shot by police as clashes erupt citywide

Sunday, November 10, 2019


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Malaysian goddess Minchen Lin is super popular online, with almost 900,000 fans on Instagram. After the films VAMPIRE CLEAN UP DEPARTMENT (GAU GEUNG CHING DOH FU) and THE FATAL RAID (BUK YI JI JIN), most recently she came to Hong Kong for her first Hong Kong film ONE SEC (YUT MIU KING WONG). Earlier she and leads Endy Chow Kwok Yin, director and actor Chiu Sin Hang worked on the film at the Sam Mun Tsai pier for a barbecue and seaside chat scene.

Minchen played a smiling yoga instructor who brought other characters positive energy. Everyday she had to laugh nonstop. She said, "I watched videos for research. They were very effective. When people laugh they would have more endorphin to make people even happier! Everyday I laugh from the belly, my gums are sore from laughing!" During the interview, she showed her happy and active character as she suddenly spoke like the cartoon character Crayon Shinchan! Because this time she had a lot of Cantonese lines, the difficulty was very high for her. "I kept reciting even when bathing and walking!" A foodie, Minchen while in Hong Kong pigged out on her favorite curry fish ball. "Tsim Sha Tsui has two places where the fish balls are very tasty. Every time I come I have to have them. I can eat over 30 at once!" Speaking of working with Chow Kwok Yin, she praised him as a warm man like many Hong Kong men. He took great care of people and also would help with her Cantonese.

As for director Hang Jai he said that after finishing VAMPIRE he was less than healthy for a period. Thus he wanted to make a movie about the "One Sec Faith". As for casting Minchen again as the female lead, he stated that he needed a girl with a strong and infectious smile. "She gets 200 points! Last time the role had no dialogue, this time I had to want to give her something to say. For her speaking Cantonese is very hard, but she has a lot of determination. She learned all the lines and was able to say even the grammatical particles." In the film he and other male characters all had fight scenes. Before the shoot each day they trained for six hours.


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Gillian Chung Yun Tung, Candy Yu On On, Ling Man Lung, JJ Jia yesterday attended their film MISSING (SUK JUNG)'s premiere at Kowloon Bay. Rumored to be preparing for motherhood, Ah Gil said that it was up to fate and could not be forced. However she revealed that earlier she already froze 3 eggs and hoped that her husband could coordinate.

Already stated before hand that due to work she would not accept any interview, Ah Gil talked about rumors of her preparing to be a mother. Ah Gil said, "Being a mama is up to fate, I can't force it to much. Earlier I froze 3 eggs. I hope my husband can coordinate first, if not then we will plan again. Those 3 poor eggs, they are still frozen."

Working with Ah Gil after over a decade, Yu On On praised her as being more mature than before and her acting was also better. Injured earlier at sea Yu On On needed help when moving around, though she still wore heels. She revealed that she broke two ribs and fractured one. Now she could not move too much. The doctor said that she would need eight weeks to recover, perhaps due to her habit of exercising her progress has been ideal.

Later Yu On On and godson Ling Man Lung spoke to the media together. Speaking of her injury, she said, "I thought I was still 26, while at sea I belly flopped into the sea. At first the pain kept me awake, now I still have to take painkiller and walk like a zombie." Because she could not move too much, she needed her maid's help to get dress. Luckily work has not been affected, but she had to cancel a lot of birthday dinners earlier. She said that she would have to remember she was no spring chicken. Normally she would move very fast, now she would move in slow motion. Her birthday wish for good health.

Ling Man Lung said that Godmother usually moves fast and rushed, now he would ask her to slow down a little. Sometimes when she had a craving, he would play delivery boy and buy food for her. Yu On On praised her godson as nice. Because he was afraid that she would be too bored while recovering at home, he bought her toy building blocks for her to build and train her brain.

Speaking of working with Ah Gil again, Yu On On pointed out that Ah Gil after marriage became even more mature. "She used to be very sweet, very lovable, pretty and nice, very young. Now with more life experience we have more exchanges. She is grown up and knows to take care of me back. When she has great make up she would keep me in mind."

Currently settled in Beijing, JJ Jia had less on screen performance after becoming a mother. "I really had a lot less jobs, but in a year I would have several movies to make. Time keeps on changing, many would use new comers. I am already old. I also have to raise the baby and hide at home all day. Opportunities in comparison would become less. However the good part is the roles that I play know are different. Now I can play very cool, mature and experienced woman."

Speaking of her daughter turning two on the 18th, JJ said that she would take her to see sea life at the aquarium to celebrate. "When she sees animals she loses her mind from joy. When she hears music she would sing and dance." Would she have another baby? She said, "With one I already have a lot less jobs, if I have another I would be unemployed. For now I wouldn't think about it. Work comes first. I like to make movies, I would leave having a child to nature."

Earlier some artists said that Nat Chan Pak Cheung neglected them. Once an artist under Ah Lek's banner, JJ said that most recently she has been busy with finding a school for her daughter so she did not know about Hong Kong news. She also said that Ah Lek was her boss, but she did not have his number. She would contact him through her manager. Was she neglected? She said, "I never felt that way, I also never thought about this problem. When I have no job I would hide at home and be a homebody."

Saturday, November 9, 2019


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"New generation action actress" Wiyona Yeung Lau Ching played a sexy secretary in the television series THE MAN WHO KILLS TROUBLES (GAI KUET SI). Most recently in her new film GUILT BY DESIGN (CHUI MIN CHOI KUET) she put away her sultry side to play a professional killer. In the film she had her share of physical combat and gun play scenes.

Actually despite all of her action scenes, this was Yeung Lau Ching's first gun play scene. She said, "During the performance I couldn't help but blink. I also didn't know how to hold a gun. Luckily this time the action director was Chin Kar Lok. Although it was the first time we worked together, from him I benefit a lot. He taught me gun holding and a lot of action scene skills, which kept me from being embarrassed even with bad takes. He truly has become my idol." Yeung Lau Ching also said that her action scenes have always been very smooth, but a simply "smoking" scene caught her in frequent bad takes. Because she did not smoke herself, she ended up smoking half a pack before completing the scene. Her voice became hoarse as she felt nauseous from the smoke all over her. Thus she still wanted to keep being an "action actress", hoping that after Sharon Yang Pan Pan, Michelle Yeoh (Yeung Chi King) and Cynthia Khan (Yeung Lai Ching) everyone would think of Yeung Lau Ching.

Friday, November 8, 2019


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The Donnie Yen Chi Tan starred, Wilson Yip Wai Shun directed, Raymond Wong Pak Ming produced kung fu film IP MAN 4 THE FINALE has been confirmed for a December 20th release this Christmas. In this installment Yen Chi Tan chose to follow his heart in his performance. "By the fourth film, I already have a great understanding of this character. The director also wants me to follow my heart a little, so he didn't give me the script until two days before the production started. With the feeling I got on the set, I was just as pleased with the resulting performance as the director."

The first trailer was released yesterday. Ip Man who studied n an English language school in his youth used simple English to answer the foreign dean's questions and bring out this story's overseas background. Ip Man and Wu Yue sparred on a glass lazy susan; Ip Man was also seen sparred with English action actor Scott Adkins at a military base. New addition Vanness Wu (Ng Kin Ho) played a Chinese officer.

In this installment Ip Man for his son's future went to the U.S. to look for a school. A stranger in a strange place, life was not as beautiful as imagined. Ip Man also witnessed discrimination against Chinese. Director Yip Wai Shun said, "Each time Ip Man fought, it was because he could see injustice. This was Ip Man's original intent that has never changed. This installment wanted to bring out, no matter where you are, as long as you struggle and improve happiness can be anywhere."


Jason Chan and Eman Lam do not mind the format change.
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AGA has no problem with the format change
Kelvin Kwan feels the new format is more flexible
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Gin Lee, Kay Tse and Joyce Cheng won Hit Female Singer awards last year
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Under the "extradition storm", the social climax has been affected. After Radio Hong Kong announced the cancellation of the 42nd Top Ten Chinese Gold Song Award ceremony, the originally scheduled to take place on December 28th at the Convention Center Metro Hit Awards has also been hit as it would change its format as well. It would cancel the usual physical award show and change to a digital online award show.

Metro Info executive director Ching Hoi Yan said, "As we said before, Metro Hit Awards will take place as usual. However like we mentioned before, this year's format will be very different from before. It will be unprecedented so we can't say a certain day will be an award day, or have a physical award show. This year will continue award show of previous years and add a lot of digital elements in many aspects. Last year Hit won four awards, we hope to keep the ball rolling and will further strengthen (the show) technologically this year. The award presentation can take place at anywhere and anytime. It won't happen in one day, it won't just happen in the studio either. It may happen in different places. This year's slogan is 'sharing music together, bringing us closer'. We hope through new technology and different digital platforms to bring fans and singers closer together. Everyone will also be able to vote on the latest platform 'Metro Hittest Award'."

Metro also pointed out that the Hit Award ceremony will be further digitalized to bring the music scene an innovative award show. An online award show, with augmented reality to expand the actual location creative interactive game and bring singers and fans closer. Fans would also be able to experience the joy of interacting with singers at anytime.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019


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Irene Wan Bik Ha's new film THE FALLEN (DOR LOK FA) was selected for the Asian Film Festival. Earlier she even received "the best movie icon" award. Irene flew to Vietnam and dressed up to attend the award ceremony.

Chosen to be the most iconic of the Hong Kong film industry, Irene was surprised. "I am very happy, I never though that so many people would like me in Vietnam. They told me that they really like my movies and television series. I only found out now that I had so many fans in Vietnam. Everyone even told me that they really liked many classic film and television characters. The most popular were Daji and Hoi Chiu."

Irene also liked Vietnam very much as she and the crew went sightseeing. She praised Vietnam cuisine as very tasty and the beauty was also very beautiful. Would Irene plan to increase her film and television series production? She said, "I would insist on quality over quantity, insist on a good script before making any. Making a good film or television series would truly be a reward to fans who have always supported me. I promised everyone that as long as I would have a good script I definitely would return to television." She said, "Many after watching the new film praised my performance. I am really very happy. This character to me is a huge breakthrough. I am much happier from being praised for my acting than my beauty, haha!"