Thursday, September 29, 2022

[2022.09.30] KEAREN PANG LOOKS FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THE MAMA'S AFFAIR TEAM AGAIN

Director Kearen Pang earlier lost her mother and she is still in pain

The Keung To and Jer Lau starred MAMA'S AFFAIR passed HK$ 37 million
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Director Kearen Pang Sau Wai yesterday attended an event in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday. Speaking of Mother Pang's passing last Monday (the 19th), she said that she was still in pain. Mood swings were definite, but she would not deliberately suppress it. Fortunately work has been busy and helped by diverting her attention. She said, "Mama was up there in age, in poor health, so I had to have thought about it. However I still wasn't mentally prepared. When Mama was sent from the hospital from home, I got the call and rushed to the hospital right away. However I couldn't make it to see her for the last time. It happened very suddenly. Heaven had this arrangement and I needed to comfort the emotions of the people around Mama and the domestic helper. I felt in the handling I grew." She said that she was handling her late mother's affairs and work has not been affected.

The Pang Sau Wai directed film MAMA'S AFFAIR (AH MA YAU JOR DAI YI GOR) passed HK$ 37 million at the box office. She planned to work with the original team again, but first she would wait for Keung To and Jer Lau Ying Ting to resume work and reunite with them at the movies for audience appreciation events. Since its release the film has not been promoted with the full team. She said, "So people are looking forward to what condition they would be in when they come out, maybe there would be pressure. However I believe they have ways to handle that."

[2022.09.30] ANGELA YUEN BREAKS DOWN ON THE STREET OVER HER NOMINATION

Angela Yuen breaks into tears of joy after receiving the good news
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Angela Yuen Lai Lam with the new film THE NARROW ROAD (JAT LO MEI CHUN) was nominated for the 59th Golden Horse Award Best Actress. Currently visiting England, after receiving the good news she immediately covered her face as she broke down on the streets. She wiped away her tears as she smiled. Angela shared this video on social media and said, "Sorry, I really don't want to be this lame either. However actually the body's reaction is too direct, actually I really would cry like a pig. Standing still for 5 minutes on the underground tunnel, my mind was running on high speed in hopes of being able to digest this news." She thanked NARROW lead actor Louis Cheung Kai Chung by name. "If you didn't recommend me to go to the casting, I probably couldn't possibly imagine that I would be able to master this role. When I heard from the team about your recommendation, my first reaction was super large question mark. I thought I probably have been known around the news for my long term crappy acting for a long time. Thank you Chung for seeing me at the workshop and also letting the team see me!"

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

[2022.09.29] FAR FAR AWAY PASSES HK$ 10 MILLION AT THE BOX OFFICE

FAR FAR AWAY after 6 weeks in release passed HK$ 10 million at the box office.  Director Amos Why two nights ago attended an audience appreciation event and opened a bottle of champagne to celebrate.
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The Amos Why directed, Kaki Sham and Jennifer Yu Heung Ying starred film FAR FAR AWAY (LUEN LO SHAN KA LA) after 8 weeks in release passed HK$ 10 million at the box office. Two nights ago the director in order to thank the audience for their support attended an audience appreciation event at the Golden Scene cinema with producer Kwong Pui Sze and opened bottles of champagne to celebrate the box office success. FAR's production budget was HK$ 2.7 million. Before the release Amos Why hoped to make a movie that would make money, because his earlier films DOT 2 DOT (DIM DUI DIM) and NAPPING KID (YIK HEUNG SAU GWAI) both lost money. Now his dream has come true. Reportedly the film company later would hold a celebration.

Hong Kong films recently have been thriving. The Sunny Chan Wing Sun directed, Dayo Wong Tze Wa, Louis Cheung Kai Chung, Stephy Tang Lai Yan, Ivana Wong Yuen Chi, Lin Minchen and Peter Chan Cham Man starred TABLE FOR SIX (FAN HEI GUNG SUM) after 3 weeks in release made HK$ 44.88 million as of two days ago. Tze Wa earlier due to his play THE LAST GIFT was unable to attend audience appreciation events with his co-stars. However THE LAST GIFT's run has ended, Tze Wa would also return to the team. Yesterday the TABLE official site announced that the full team would attend the audience appreciation event on October 2nd to thank the audience for their support. All 6 actors would share the production experience with everyone then.

[2022.09.29] MAX ZHANG FIGHTS IN EXTREME COLD

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The Max Zhang Jin, Aarif Rahman (Lee Chi Ting), Jiang Luxia starred film WOLFPACK would open today in Hong Kong; in the film many of the latest military operations would be on display, including desert sniping, indoor gun fight, close contact combat, street chases, explosions and various other battle formats. It would also be Zhang Jin and Lee Chi Ting's first contact with military action film. Thus before hand they both were very prepared, deepen their knowledge in the area and personally performed many of the action scenes!

Zhang Jin in one scene had close combat in the 30 degrees Celsius below zero extreme cold, which was also the hardest scene for him. "Because it was too cold. The film shot in Xinjiang for three months, sometimes from night to early next morning. I also had fight scenes in 30 degrees before zero, the physical requirement was highly demanding." With fight scene injury was inevitable. Zhang Jin said that with each action scene, he would have different degree of injury. No injury at all would be impossible.

Lee Chi Ting had to overcome his fear of heights as he repel on the 58 meters wall. "The film had many car chases, fight scenes in a moving car. These scenes' difficulties were even harder than actual face to face fighting. One of the scenes was the most memorable, sliding down from the top floor library on the wall as the fight went on. That scene was truly very afraid. I had a little fear of heights. That library wall was 58 meters tall, I was a little scared but I still wanted to finish this scene myself."

[2022.09.29] TAKESHI KANESHIRO RETREATS FROM ACTING OVER THE INTERNET?

Takeshi Kaneshiro in recent years has obviously reduced production, only occasionally making a commercial
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Peter Chan reveals on the program that Takeshi Kaneshiro does not really want to make movies
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Takeshi Kaneshiro (Gum Sing Mo) in recent years have drastically reduced production. Director Peter Chan Ho Sun who has worked with him on many films like PERHAPS LOVE (YU GOR OI) and WUXIA (MO HUP) recently on a ViuTV program revealed that his mind was no longer on film and he did not want to make more movies. He also said that he has invited Gum Sing Mo numerous times to work together again, but was rejected. He felt that now if he wanted to be able to get him to be in a movie, he would need at least half a year to convince him. Chan Ho Sun said, "He basically doesn't really want to make movies, he would find 100 reasons to turn them down, like 'unable to go to places without computer or the internet for shoots'." He described Gum Sing Mo as very objective and rather self conscious. He had to find his comfort zero in order to be willing to make a movie. He even revealed that while working on THE WARLORDS (TAU MING JONG), stars Jet Li (Lee Nin Kit), Andy Lau Tak Wa and Gum Sing Mo were all top tier actors. Getting them together was very hard. In one scene they argued to the point of almost no resolution, in a panic he could only asked Gum Sing Mo, who he was the closest to, not to chime in.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

[2022.09.28] FOR THE WEEK ENDING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 2022

For the week ending Sunday September 25 2022
Photos courtesy of Yahoo! Movies Hong Kong


THE NORTH SEA POSTER

10 THE NORTH SEA
  AKA : THE BURNNG SEA
    d. John Andreas Andersen
    Kristine Kujath Throp, Henrik Bjelland, Rolf Kristian Larsen

CONFIDENTIAL ASSIGNMENT: INTERNATIONAL POSTER

  9 CONFIDENTIAL ASSIGNMENT: INTERNATIONAL
    d. Suk-hoon Lee
    Hyun Bin, Yoo Hae-jin, Im Yoon-ah, Daniel Henney, Jin Seon-kyu
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 129 mins.
  Opening September 8 2022

[ CINEMA CITY ]
    Confidential Assignment is back! This time, 3 countries are joining forces!

    In order to bring down an international criminal organization that is hiding in South Korea, elite North Korean detective Lim Cheol-ryung is dispatched to the South, while South Korean detective Kang Jin-tae is sent to Cyber Crimes unit when an undercover operation goes South. He’s desperate to return to his old team when he's given a special detail with Cheol-ryung once more.

    As Min-young (Girls Generation ~ LIM Yoon A)'s heart is reignited to see Cheol-ryung once more, he and Jin-tae proceed to work together despite being suspicious of each other’s motives. Just as they're about to raid the criminal organization’s leader, JANG Myung-jun (JIN Sun Kyu)'s hideout, FBI agent Jack (Daniel HENNEY) bursts in!

DON'T WORRY DARLING POSTER

  8 DON'T WORRY DARLING
    d. Olivia Wilde
    Harry Style, Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde

SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE POSTER

  7 SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE
  Can : Yut Lo Tung Hung
    d. Judy Chu Fung Han
    Kara Wai Ying Hung, Hugo Goh (Ng Toi Yung),
      Karena Ng Chin Yu, Angus Yeung Tin Yue, Janis Chan Bui Yi
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 95 mins.
  Opening September 2021 (POSTPONED)
  Opening March 31 2022 (POSTPONED)
  Opening April 26 2022 at the Udine Far East Film Festival
  Opening September 15 2022

[ SCREEN DAILY ]
    In this family drama, the young protagonist wants to get away from her blind parents at all costs, but when the opportunity comes, she realizes that she cannot cut all ties with them.

MAMA'S AFFAIR POSTER

  6 MAMA'S AFFAIR
  Can : Ah Ma Yau Jor Dai Yi Gor
  Lit : Ma Has Someone Else
  AKA : K Fung Bo
  Lit : K Storm
    d. Kearen Pang Sau Wai
    Teresa Mo Shun Kwan, Keung To, Jer Lau Ying Ting
  Rating : I
  Length : 127 mins.
  Opening at the Osaka Asian Film Festival 2022
  Opening July 26 2022 at the New York Asian Film Festival
  Opening August 11 2022
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/bLNcvaR-pXw

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    As MEI-FUNG, housewife and former top artiste manager, unearths a new star in CHING, she also draws jealousy from her teenage son HIN. Can a single mother find a balance between her family and her career? Is her dedication driven by love or responsibility?

[ SCREEN DAILY ]
    A former talent manager, now a single mother, discovers a new star. She has to overcome her teenage son's jealousy and find the balance between career and family.

FALL POSTER

  5 FALL
    d. Scott Mann
    Grace Caroline Currey, Virigina Gardner,
    Mason Gooding, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

SILENT PARADE POSTER

  4 SILENT PARADE
    d. Hiroshi Nishitani
    Masaharu Fukuyama, Ko Shibasaki, Kazuki Kitamura

AVATAR POSTER

  3 AVATAR
    d. James Cameron
    Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang,
      Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver

WARRIORS OF FUTURE POSTER

  2 WARRIORS OF FUTURE
  AKA : VIRTUS
  Can : Ming Yut Jin Gei
  Lit : Tomorrow War Journal
  AKA : Mau Tung Jin Jung
  Lit : Spear Shield War
    d. Ng Yuen Fai
    Louis Koo Tin Lok, Sean Lau Ching Wan, Philip Keung Ho Man,
      Carina Lau Ka Ling, Nick Cheung Ka Fai, Tse Kwan Ho,
      Tony Wu Tsz Tung, Ng Siu Hin, Wan Guopeng, Kevin Chu Kam Yin
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 112 MINS.
  Opening June 27 2019 (POSTPONED)
  Opening July 2021 (POSTPONED)
  Opening August 15 2022 at the Hong Kong International Film Festival
  Opening August 25 2022
  Teaser : https://youtu.be/WCW18rGjIvM

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    In the not-too-distant future, pollution and global warming have left Earth barren, a giant meteorite crashed down and an odd looking vine started to grow from it. While this vine, people called it Pandora, sucked up the smog and began to purify Earth, it also grew at high speed destroying anything in sight. When the genetic map of Pandora was revealed, genetic modification became the last hope for mankind.


TABLE FOR SIX POSTER

  1 TABLE FOR SIX
  Can : Fan Hei Gung Sum
  Lit : Rice Drama Invades The Heart
    d. Sunny Chan Wing Sun
    Dayo Wong Tze Wa, Stephy Tang Lai Yun, Louis Cheung Kai Chung,
      Ivana Wong Yuen Chi, Minchen Lin, Peter Chan Charm Man
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 119 mins.
  Opening February 1 2022 (POSTPONED)
  Opening April 24 2022 at the Udine Far East Film Festival
  Opening July 23 2022 at the New York Asian Film Festival
  Opening July 23 2022 (Preview)
  Opening September 8 2022
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/k7BdhlOT0ME
  Teaser : https://youtu.be/TgfcHM8rHuM
  Music Video : https://youtu.be/B_RXfmvKYrE

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    It is often said that food and meals bring families together, but in TABLE FOR SIX it's clear that not all family gatherings are a cause for celebration. In this melodramatic comedy, three brothers reside in a home that they inherited from their late parents. The eldest brother Steve, theoretically is the man of the house, but he constantly is getting dissed by his two younger brothers Bernard and Lung for the decisions he makes, the inedible meals that he cooks, and his complicated romantic encounters. To prepare for a family reunion dinner, Steve seeks the help of Lung’s girlfriend and foodie Josephine and in doing so, wins back their hearts for a while, until his old flame and Bernard’s new girlfriend Monica shows up. That's a recipe for a disaster waiting to explode! The unexpected visit of Steve's part-time girlfriend Meow not only fails to turn down the heat and cool the awkward situation, but stirs up the sibling conflict even further.

[2022.09.28] FOR THE WEEK STARTING SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 2022

For the week starting Saturday, September 24 2022 (Week 39)

VIUTV CHILL CLUB CHART


  5 18 1/2
  Can : 18 Bo Boon
  Vincy Chan (Wing Yi)

  4 DIRTY
  Can : Woo Jo Yi
  Kaho Hung

  3 AT THIS MOMENT
  Can : Jeh Hak Ngor Moon
  RubberBand

  2 THE ODYSSEY OF FREYA
  Can : Yun Gan Ying Ling
  Mischa Ip Hau Lam


  1 SONG FOR THE ABSENTEES
  Can : Cup Kuet Jik Dik Yun Cheung Gor
  Jay Fung Won Fung