Tuesday, September 17, 2019

[2019.09.18] FOR THE WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 15 2019

For the week ending Sunday September 15 2019
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10 THE DIVINE FURY
  Can : Kui Mor Si Jeh
  Lit : Exorcist Missonary
    d. Kim Joo-Hwan
    Park Seo-Joon, Ahn Sung-Ki, Woo Do-Hwan
  Opening August 22 2019
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/jUin5i7FSQw

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    Yong-hu, a world champion martial artist who believes in no God, only himself, suddenly develops stigmata on his palms.

    Visiting a church in hopes of healing the stigmata, he ends up saving Father AHN, who falls into danger while performing an exorcism. In this way he learns of the power of the stigmata. As time passes Yong-hu accepts his new calling and begins saving people who are possessed by demons, but then he must prepare for a final confrontation with the evil Jisin, who ensnares people with the power of the devil.



  9 WEATHERING WITH YOU
  Can : Tin Hei Ji Ji
  Lit : Son of Weather
    d. Makoto Shinkai
    Japanese Animation
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 112 mins.
  Opening August 8 2019
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/s9TiLYJwWf0

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    "I wanted to try going into that light."

    First year of high school, summer. Hodaka runs away from his home on an outlying island to come to Tokyo. He falls into poverty quickly, but after many days of solitude, at last finds work as a freelance writer for a dubious occult magazine.

    Rain falls day after day, as if taking its cue from his life. One day, though, Hodaka meets a girl in one corner of the hustle and bustle of the big city.

    Hina is a cheerful, strong-willed girl who lives alone with her little brother due to certain circumstances. She also has a strange power.
    "Hey, it's gonna clear up now."

    Little by little, the rain stops and the cityscape gives off a beautiful glow. For Hina has the power to make the sky clear just by praying...


  8 CRAWL
    d. Alexandre Aja
    Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper


  7 GOOD BOYS
    d. Gene Stupnitsky
    Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon



  6 OSSAN'S LOVE - LOVE OR DEAD
  Can : Dai Shook Dik Oi
  Lit : Uncle's Love
    d. Ruto Toichiro
    Kei Tanaka, Kotaro Yoshida, Kento Hayashi, Nene Otsuka, Jun Shison
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 113 mins.
  Opening September 12 2019
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/z-tf2hLBB3c

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    It's been a year since Haruta and Maki pledged their undying love. Haruta has now come back and receives a warm welcome from familiar faces, his boss Musashi Kurosawa and other colleagues. Justice Yamada, a recruit who has been recently assigned to this branch, welcomes him too.

    One day, completely out of the blue, the headquarter-based project team "Genius 7" shows up at the Second Sales Branch. Project leader Jin Mamiana orders the Sales team to support them in their big project. Maki, who had been transferred and works now at the head office, is among the project team members with Mamiana.

    Haruta and Maki grow apart, and Haruta teams up with Justice. Then Kurosawa gets involved in an accident and loses his memory, but the loss of his memory is selective and he has forgotten only Haruta. However, when Kurosawa sees Haruta, he falls in love again..

    Hilarious and heartwarming, the final battle of Ossan’s Love begins!


  5 EXIT
  Can : Exit: Gik Han Toh Sun
    d. Lee Sang-Geun
    Cho Jung-Seok, Lim Yoona, Goh Doo-Shim, Park In-Hwan, Kim Ji-Young
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 104 mins.
  Opening September 5 2019
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/zmy4ajEx4P0

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    Yong-nam was one of the best rock climbers in college but hasn't had much luck elsewhere after graduation. He has failed to get a job for many years and has to rely on his parents just to get by. For his mother's 70th birthday, he insisted on having the party at Dream Garden because his old crush, Eui-ju works there. When a disaster strikes, covering an entire district in Seoul with mysterious white gas, he has to use all of his rock climbing skills with the help of Eui-ju to get everyone to safety.


  4 FAGARA
  AKA : FAGARA IN MARA
  Can : Fa Jiu Ji Mei
  Lit : Taste of Flower Pepper
    d. Heiward Mak Hei Yan
    Sammi Cheng Sau Man, Megan Lai Ya-Yen, Cherry Li Xiaofeng,
      Kenny Bee (Chung Chun To), Richie Jen (Yam Yin Chai),
      Linda Liu, Wu Yan-Shu, Bryant Mak Chi Lok, Andy Lau Tak Wa,
      Ben Yuen Fu Wa
  Rating : I
  Length : 118 mins.
  Opening August 10 2019 (Preview)
  Opening September 12 2019
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/W0ayqNSv9Mc

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    In the wake of her father's untimely demise, Cira not only inherits his debt-ridden hot pot restaurant in Hong Kong but also two younger sisters whom she never even knew existed: Luna from Taiwan and Stella from China. Together, the three estranged sisters from radically different backgrounds must strive to build up their sisterly bond in order to rescue their father's restaurant from imminent closure. Meanwhile, Cira is trying desperately to reconnect with the man she secretly loves, who has fled to Maasai Mara in Kenya after being spurned by her.


  3 ANNA
    d. Luc Besson
    Sasha Luss, Luke Evans, Cillian Murphy, Helen Mirren


  2 ANGEL HAS FALLEN
    d. Ric Roman Waugh
    Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman,



  1 IT CHAPTER TWO
    d. Andy Muschietti
    James McAvoy, Jessca Chastain, Bill Hader

Monday, September 16, 2019

[2019.09.17] LOUIS KOO STRANGLES JESSICA HESTER HSUAN OUT OF THE BLUE



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The film A WITNESS OUT OF THE BLUE (FAN JUI YIN CHEUNG) will open on October 24th in Hong Kong, as veteran co-stars Louis Koo Tin Lok and Jessica Hester Hsuan (Suen Huen) will work together again after 17 years. However Goo Jai in the film has to strangle Jessica with a windbreaker from behind and push her toward the wall. She hurt her neck during the scene but Jessica was fine. She even said, "I won't blame him. I'm OK. He will cover the tab!"

Goo Jai explained that in this scene he only attacked Jessica over a misunderstanding. "The initial idea was to shoot the scene in several parts, but the director suggested for us to try it in one take. Because of that I might have been to intense!" Goo Jai pointed out that the director at the time asked Jessica to give it a try. If it was too rough that she could stop it. In the end she toughed out the pain to finish the scene, thus he had to praise Jessica's professionalism. "I told her to yell cut as soon as she felt anything was wrong. She truly was great. She didn't yell cut at all. Because how hard I was strangling her neck would hurt no matter what, but she still persisted and toughed out the performance. It was quite a pleasant surprise!"

Suen Huen after her injury had to keep rolling her neck to loosen her muscles and joints while she watched the playback. She also applied ice to her neck. She said, "Actually before the shoot I was already scared because I knew him too well. I was afraid that I would shoot a fight scene with him!" This stunt originally had a stunt double, but Jessica personally performed it for a perfect result. She said, "The director and Goo Jai suggested for me to do it myself. I thought that the result would be prettier with me. The entire scene could be done in one shot and be a little smoother." During the shoot, Suen Huen heard her neck "snapped" and felt something was wrong. However she still persisted. "Since it 'snapped' anyway, she had to tough out a good scene. This would be a sacrifice that was worth doing!"

Thursday, September 12, 2019

[2019.09.13] OVER 100 LESLIE CHEUNG FANS CELEBRATE HIS BIRTHDAY

Daffy Tang posts photos of Leslie Cheung online


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Don Li is a guest of the event
The MOONLIGHT EXPRESS themed event
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Yesterday, September 12th, would have been Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing (Gor Gor)'s 63rd birthday. Gor Gor's former manager Chan Suk Fun and her son Chan Ka Ho, Lin Yim Fai and former assistant Kenneth, along with over 100 "Gor" fans from Hong Kong, the Mainland and Japan went to Po Fook Hill to celebrate Gor Gor's birthday. Gor Gor's companion Daffy Tong Hok Tak and friend So Sze Wong also remembered him online.

Yesterday Chan Suk Fun, Chan Ka Ho and "Gor" fans arrived at Po Fook Hill early and patiently lined up to bow to Cheung Kwok Wing. Mrs. Chan not only brought Gor Gor's favorite food but also a colorful origami crane rose cake that symbolized Gor Gor's always brilliant light. Mrs. Chan ordered a special giant floral arrangement and with flowers from fans around the world turned Po Fook Hill into a sea of flowers. In addition, Mrs. Chan every year would order a collectible notebook for friends with valuable photos of Gor Gor. Yesterday Mrs. Chan brought the 2020 notebooks to give to attending fans.

In addition Don Li Yat Long appeared at the Hong Kong Polytechnic Institute to attend a Gor Gor birthday event. He said that Gor Gor has been his idol since childhood, and he had a collection of all of his records and films. He even shared Gor Gor's influence on him and mentioned that on December 14th he and Lee Kwok Cheung would attend a Gor Gor themed concert in Foshan.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

[2019.09.12] DADA CHAN DROPS WEIGHT FOR LUNAR NEW YEAR FILM

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DaDa Chan Jing two nights ago attended a beauty product charity event. She revealed that earlier she gained 8 kilograms for her film THE SECRET DIARY OF A MOM-TO-BE (BB FOOK SAU GEI). At its peak she weighed 58.5 kilograms, but lately she has been working on a Lunar New Year film. She had to lose 8 kilograms and now she has returned to 51 kilograms at her thinnest.

Dada said that this Lunar New Year film would be a family comedy. She had the most scenes with Chrissie Chau Sau Na and Louis Cheung Kai Chung. However every co-star was great. In the film she also had many different looks and the film had many elements. This time she would guarantee that everyone would be pleasantly surprised. Would she and Sister Na compete in figure? DaDa said, "I would lose to her, this was our first collaboration. I thought that she was very calm and hard working, a role model well worth learning from!" She also said that she had the most scenes with Sister Na. Normally they would share girl matters while they waited. Would Sister Na now only focus on dating? DaDa said that they would only talk about beauty and did not mention love life. Why would she not ask about whether she was dating Dickson Yu? DaDa said, "I wouldn't dare, I would be afraid that she would turn it around on me."

DaDa said that she would let her love life to fate. Now she did not have any time to think about it. She admitted that she would not publicize her dating life and would not announce anything until her wedding. Currently she had normal social interaction. "My ideal mate has to be kind and accommodating to me. If I am with him I would think about marriage. Actually before the movie shoot began I could have dinner with people, but lately I have to work so I stopped. Perhaps after finishing the film I would look into it again. Now it is like an experiment. If he could wait then I would think about it more, if not then whatever!"

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

[2019.09.11] FOR THE WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 8 2019

For the week ending Sunday September 8 2019
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10 ONE PIECE STAMPEDE
    d. Takashi Otsuka
    Japanese Animation
  Opening August 22 2019
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/jtFXOqkjPjw

[ CINEMA ONLINE MALAYSIA ]
    Pirates from around the world, including Luffy and the gang, have gathered at the Pirates Expo. Everyone is joining the big hunt for a lost treasure, which belongs to Gol D. Roger.

[ MCL CINEMAS ]
    Invited by "Master of Festivities" Buena Festa, Straw Hat Pirates come to the world's greatest pirate's festival "Pirates Expo". Pirates all over the world gather here and join a big treasure hunt to find Gold Roger's treasure. However, an evil plan from Festa is hidden behind this festival. Smoker lead the Marines lurking in the event in order to catch all the pirates. At the same time, "Demon Heir" Douglas Bullet, who is a former member of the Roger Pirates, also join the battle and become Luffy’s biggest threat...A fierce melee is going to begin!



  9 YESTERDAY
    d. Danny Boyle
    Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino, Ellise Chappell


  8 THE DIVINE FURY
  Can : Kui Mor Si Jeh
  Lit : Exorcist Missonary
    d. Kim Joo-Hwan
    Park Seo-Joon, Ahn Sung-Ki, Woo Do-Hwan
  Opening August 22 2019
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/jUin5i7FSQw

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    Yong-hu, a world champion martial artist who believes in no God, only himself, suddenly develops stigmata on his palms.

    Visiting a church in hopes of healing the stigmata, he ends up saving Father AHN, who falls into danger while performing an exorcism. In this way he learns of the power of the stigmata. As time passes Yong-hu accepts his new calling and begins saving people who are possessed by demons, but then he must prepare for a final confrontation with the evil Jisin, who ensnares people with the power of the devil.


  7 SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK
    d. Andre 0vredal
    Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush



  6 WEATHERING WITH YOU
  Can : Tin Hei Ji Ji
  Lit : Son of Weather
    d. Makoto Shinkai
    Japanese Animation
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 112 mins.
  Opening August 8 2019
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/s9TiLYJwWf0

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    "I wanted to try going into that light."

    First year of high school, summer. Hodaka runs away from his home on an outlying island to come to Tokyo. He falls into poverty quickly, but after many days of solitude, at last finds work as a freelance writer for a dubious occult magazine.

    Rain falls day after day, as if taking its cue from his life. One day, though, Hodaka meets a girl in one corner of the hustle and bustle of the big city.

    Hina is a cheerful, strong-willed girl who lives alone with her little brother due to certain circumstances. She also has a strange power.
    "Hey, it's gonna clear up now."

    Little by little, the rain stops and the cityscape gives off a beautiful glow. For Hina has the power to make the sky clear just by praying...


  5 GOOD BOYS
    d. Gene Stupnitsky
    Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon


  4 EXIT
  Can : Exit: Gik Han Toh Sun
    d. Lee Sang-Geun
    Cho Jung-Seok, Lim Yoona, Goh Doo-Shim, Park In-Hwan, Kim Ji-Young
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 104 mins.
  Opening September 5 2019
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/zmy4ajEx4P0

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    Yong-nam was one of the best rock climbers in college but hasn't had much luck elsewhere after graduation. He has failed to get a job for many years and has to rely on his parents just to get by. For his mother's 70th birthday, he insisted on having the party at Dream Garden because his old crush, Eui-ju works there. When a disaster strikes, covering an entire district in Seoul with mysterious white gas, he has to use all of his rock climbing skills with the help of Eui-ju to get everyone to safety.


  3 CRAWL
    d. Alexandre Aja
    Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper


  2 ANNA
    d. Luc Besson
    Sasha Luss, Luke Evans, Cillian Murphy, Helen Mirren



  1 ANGEL HAS FALLEN
    d. Ric Roman Waugh
    Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman,

[2019.09.11] PLAIN JANE DIRECTOR RICKY CHAN PASSED AWAY

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Veteran director Ricky Chan passed away from cancer in Canada

Nora Miao confirms the news of her brother's passing
Josephine Siao's PLAIN JANE was very popular
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Nora Miao (originally named Chan Wing Han)'s brother, classic comedy PLAIN JANE (LAM AH CHUN)'s writer and director Ricky Chan Ka Suen passed away from cancer in Canada on the 8th at age 73. Chan Ka Suen was the first Miss Hong Kong Elaine Sun Wing Yan's first husband. A veteran Hong Kong director, he formed a band in the 60s. Later he joined TVB as a screenwriter and director, mainly producing the variety program ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT. In mid 1990 he emigrated to Toronto, Canada and worked as a radio program host there. Two nights ago when the news spread, his Canadian Chinese radio Fairchild Radio Toronto's facebook account posted a black and white photo of Chan Ka Suen and announced the news of his death and a detailed account of his life.

In Toronto, Dominic Lam Ka Wa has worked with Chan Ka Suen at the radio station for years. He said that Chan Ka Suen host a music program and over a month ago he took time off. He did not tell anyone that he was ill. Then he received the news from Nora Miao and everyone was shocked to hear about Chan Ka Suen's passing.

[2019.09.11] SAMMI CHENG: HAVE A PROPER TALK

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Conceivably many people would get loud with their families; Sammi Cheng Sau Man and Megan Lai would like to remind everyone with their new film, the closer people are the more you should care about them. In addition you have to be filial while you can.

Cheng Sau Man and Taiwan star Megan Lai starred in the new film FAGARA (FA JIU JI MEI), which officially opens today. The film was about family. Sammi, Megan Lai and Li Xiaofeng played 3 sisters with conflicts with their parents. In particular Sammi in the film had a huge difference of opinion with and hatred toward her father. Through understanding, the severely fractured relationship was repaired. Sammi said, "This film is entertaining because it is flesh and blood. In real life many family relationships have a lot of love and hate, mutual misunderstanding; in misunderstanding there is also a lot of love and care, only that they don't know how to express them. They created friction and disagreement between generations and turned into hate. As long as there is love, no matter how bad the relationship is it can be fixed."

The film theme PROPERLY TALK was Sammi performed. Sammi said, "The film brought out some very important messages: how to forgive, resolve, care and cherish. Particularly in the place and time we are in now, these are very important topics; in addition if you have something to say you have to have a 'proper talk', because in any relationship, that is very important. It is also one of the great wisdom in life." Sammi even reminded everyone to have proper talk with their families while they were still around, otherwise talking to a grave would already be meaningless.

When asked if Sammi was able to have a proper talk now? She humorously said, "In comparison to when I was younger, I felt that I have greatly improved. Maybe 'the fire has gone out' now that I am older; maybe I really was very frustrated and explosive, but now I no longer know how to turn the fire on!"

Sammi and Megan Lai both said that their relationship with their families have been great, different from their characters' super reserved personalities. Sammi stated that she was very direct at home. Since she was little she has been hugging her parents with fiery passion and would talk with them about anything. She saw her parents as her life coaches. "From Father I learn how to face difficulty. Even now when his health is less than great, he still would use positive thinking to consider life; Mother is already 80 but she still keeps on learning. She loves to play with her mobile phone, staying up to date without losing ouch. However Mother has no artistic gene at all, so I believe my artistic and determination genes came from Father." Megan also pointed out that she was very close with her parents, but also because she and her mother were too similar they would easily have friction. However they tended to have small disagreements and they all started with love.