Wednesday, July 17, 2019

[2019.07.18] CARLOS CHAN REPRISES WEDDING PROPOSAL SCENE WITH MICHELLE WAI

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The Andy Lau Tak Wa, Louis Koo Tin Lok, Michael Miu Kiu Wai and Karena Lam Ka Yun starred film WHITE STORM 2 DRUG LORDS (SO DUK 2 TIN DEI DUI KUET) two days ago opened with over HK$ 2.2 million, more than its predecessor's HK$ 2.15 million. Director Herman Yau Lai To, Carlos Chan Ka Lok, Michelle Wai Sze Nga and others attended a series of audience appreciation events on the opening day, playing question and answer games and took the selfie with the audience.

Playing a couple in the film, Chan Ka Lok and Wai Sze Nga reprise their "marriage proposal scene" during audience appreciation to screams and cheers of the cinema audience. Some even yelled for Wai Sze Nga to wed Chan Ka Lok. Hearing how involved the audience was, Chan Ka Lok and Wai Sze Nga were greatly pleased. Wai Sze Nga said, "Actually earlier after the premiere I already heard many viewers' discussions of our relationship scene. They said that they were moved and they cried." Chan Ka Lok said, "When viewers feel it's entertaining, we as actors of course are very happy!"

[2019.07.18] SIMON YAM DOES NOT ENCOURAGE HER DAUGHTER TO ACT


Angela Yuen says that her cat ignores her and dogs take more initiative
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Ella Yam
Gigi Leung, Charlie Yeung
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Simon Yam Tat Wa, Law Chung Him, Gigi Leung Wing Kei, Charlie Yeung Choi Nei, Roger Kwok Chun On and Angela Yuen Lai Lam two nights ago attended their film LITTLE Q (SIU Q)'s charity film premiere in Shatin. "Lead actress" Pudding (the film's guide dog Little Q) and the original Japanese novel THE LIFE OF QUILL, THE SEEING-EYE DOG's writers Ryohei Akimoto and Kengo Ishiguro also showed their support.

At the premiere Pudding kept kissing Brother Wa and got drool all over him. Brother Wa was very happy to see Pudding again and planned to adopt it after its retirement in a few years. Speaking of his daughter Ella Yam Ching Kai's magazine photo shoot, Brother Wa praised, "Our (body) ratio really is like Mommy's, her legs are longer than mine." As for Ella making an online presence to attract fans, he said, "It seems that way, I have to get an understanding first. I have to work and haven't had time to chat with her." He also said that for now he would not encourage her daughter to act or model. Working all night would be rough already, not to mention the lack of sleep. He has worked for decades, selfishly he wanted her to be by his side so he would be able to see her all the time. However modeling for a magazine could be an experience, he truly did not want her to have a hard time. All parents love their children. If she chose this business as an adult he would support her, but right now school would come first. Two nights ago Qi Qi also accompanied Ella, but due to numerous guests they immediately headed to the movie.

Law Chung Him in the film played a guide dog trainer. He encouraged those who met the criteria to become the guide dog foster family. Gigi revealed that earlier she watched rough cut. Although it had no musical score, she already cried twice and got very emotional. She urged everyone to bring tissue to the movie. She pointed out that the film had a lot of love and was suitable for the entire family. Later she would take her daughter. "My daughter likes dogs. I have a seven year old girl dog at home. My daughter has developed a deep friendship with it. I told my daughter to love and respect it. My daughter now would give food that she doesn't like to the dog, like green pepper, and say that the dog would eat it."

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

[2019.07.17] FOR THE WEEK STARTING JULY 13 2019

GLOBAL CHINESE MUSIC CHART
For the week starting July 13 2019


15 PRETTY CRAZY
  Joey Yung Cho Yi

14 PLAY WITH ME
  Can : Pui Ngor Wan
  CosmosPeople

13 THOUGHTLESS
  Can : Mo Lim
  Jane Zhang Liangying (Cheung Lan Wing)

12 SAME DIFFERENCE
  Can : Yut Yeung Buk Yut Yeung
  Supper Moment

11 BRILLIANT YOU
  Can : Chan Lan Dik Nei
  Wang Feng

10 HARD TO GET
  Cai Xukun (Choi Kai Kwan)

 9 FIGHTING FISH
  Can : Dau Yu
  Mad August

 8 HONEY
  Can : Wor Nei
  Lay Zhang Yixing (Cheung Ngai Hing)

 7 ONE
  Can : Nei Yau Wui Jeung Ngor Yut Yeung
  Z.Tao (Huang Zitao)

 6 AGAINST THE WIND
  Can : Yik Fung
  Mao Buyi

 5 WAITING FOR YOU
  Can : Dung Nei Jeung
  Diamond Zhang Bichen

 4 NEAREST ETERNITY
  Can : Jui Kun Dik Wing Yuen
  Michael Kong (Wong Kwong Leung)

 3 LONELY DOORWAY
  Can : Goo Duk Moon Hau
  Gin Lee (Lee Hung Ngai)

 2 DISTANT VOYAGE
  Can : Yuen Hong
  Xu Wei


 1 HOW AM I
  Can : Ngor Ho Ma
  Fish Leong Jing Yu

[2019.07.17] MICHAEL MIU WOULD MAKE WHITE STORM 3 FOR FREE


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Michael Miu's wife Jaime Chik chats with Louis Koo
Carlos Chan and Michelle Wai
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The Best Actors Andy Lau Tak Wa and Louis Koo Tin Lok starred film WHITE STORM 2 DRUG LORDS (SO DUK 2 TIN DEI DUI KUET) two nights ago held a charity premiere. Wa Jai, Goo Jai, Michael Miu Kiu Wai (Sam Gor), Carlos Chan Ka Lok, Michelle Wai Sze Nga, Au Shui Wai, Cheung Kwok Keung and Elena Kong Mei Yi all appeared. The film passed 1 billion yuan RMB after 12 days of Mainland release. Producer Wa Jai admitted that he was very happy, but he would only be happy with what he would get with box office expectations.

With the film's success, would Wa Jai's bonus be a full harvest? He avoided the subject. Would they make a third film with the original team? Sam Gor said, "I don't know if I will have a role, you have to ask the boss!" Wa Jai said, "I don't know if it will happen yet, let's see how much Sam Gor will charge!" Sam Gor answered, "I would do it for free!" Would they ask for more production budget for a third film? Wa Jai said that it would depend on the script, perhaps the third film would only be dramatic. As a producer was Wa Jai very strict on the set? Goo Jai praised Wa Jai for not being strict. Instead he was a lot of fun. However he pointed out that Wa Jai as both the producer and the actor was extra focused on the set. At work he would rarely play. On his free time he would still talk about film. As for working together on another film, Wa Jai said that they would take it one step at a time.

Speaking the WHITE being selected as the New York Asian Film Festival closing film, Sam Gor pointed out that producer Lau Tak Wa was probably the happiest one. Wa Jai said that when they got the good news everyone was happy. This time Wa Jai and Goo Jai sang the film theme song, which Wa Jai joked that was because Sam Gor did not sing as well as Goo Jai. Sam Gor explained that originally he was to sing the Mandarin version, but the Cantonese version was performed so well that no Mandarin version was needed. Earlier his wife Jaime Chik Mei Chun joked that when he sang only his voice was good. Sam Gor said, "Wa Jai has performed with me so he knows, after I sang the first verse they couldn't keep sing -- for the first verse I sang the last verse. I messed up all the lyrics!"

Reporters suggested for a third film, so they could form a trio and sing. Sam Gor said that he could consider it. Goo Jai agreed with Sam Gor and said that no matter what Sam Gor said he would agree with. However Goo Jai admitted that he did not catching the singing bug from singing the theme song. He has not been able to accept his own voice so he was very afraid of hearing himself sing. Thus after singing he would not listen to the "play back". Sam Gor stated that he was a singer. Goo Jai joked, "I haven't been a singer for a long time!" Sam Gor pointed out that last year he sang on the stage. Wa Jai chimed in, "Goo Jai doesn't want to hear his own voice, but we want to. It's pretty good."

Would Goo Jai sing the theme song at the celebration later? Goo Jai said, "Actually when we have a good time I can sing at anytime!" Recently a rumor of Goo Jai marrying Jessica Hester Hsuan (Suen Huen) at the end of the year spread like crazy online in the Mainland. Goo Jai said that he would not respond to anything that was not true. Yet people online kept saying that they made a good couple. Goo Jai reiterated that he would not respond to anything that was not true.

[2019.07.17] GIGI LEUNG FEELS UP SAMMI CHENG

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Sammi Cheng says that she and husband Andy Hui have overcome their low point and everyone knows about what they should not
Stephanie Che, Emily Lo and her husband Hacken Lee are in the audience
Sammi Cheng posts her experience after the show
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Sammi Cheng Sau Man two nights ago performed the fourth show of her Hong Kong Coliseum concert series. The guest performer for the night was Gigi Leung Wing Kei. When Sammi introduced Gigi she said humorously, "Tonight when the elevating platform is raised halfway, half of this guest's head should appear. Would you please bend down a little, it's not like you don't know you are 6 feet 3!" The audience cracked up.

Upon arrival Gigi first praised Sammi for her beauty and fitness, as she even directly extended her "dirty Gi hand" and touched Sammi's "sweet peach pat".

Sammi mentioned that last year she and Gigi made a movie FIRST NIGHT NERVES (BAK GOR NUI YUN YUT TOI HEI). During their duet videos from the film were shown as a preview for Sammi fans. They also recalled their experience and reprise their argument lines from the film for the audience to sense the film's atmosphere. Actually after they worked together on FEEL 100% (BAK FUN BAK GUM GOK) they became friends. Sammi thanked Gigi for supporting her at each of her concert series. Then Sammi and Gigi sang GOT OFF AT THE WRONG SOTP. Sammi said, "Actually Gigi wrote this song for me."

Gigi also thanked Sammi for choosing a song that she wrote for her concert. She sad, "I watched the first show and saw when Sammi sang the song I wrote, PARACHUTE, she added the skydiving effect. It was very, very pretty. At the time I was moved to tears." Then Gigi sang Sammi's fast song PASSION ISLAND and bashfully said, "Now I need everyone's help, because I chose one of Sammi's fast songs." She asked the audience to dance and everyone got up to support her.

Monday, July 15, 2019

[2019.07.15] ANDY LAU, LOUIS KOO AND MICHAEL MIU FACE OFF AT THE MTR

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The Herman Yau Lai To directed, Andy Lau Tak Wa, Louis Koo Tin Lok, Michael Miu Kiu Wai starred WHITE STORM 2 DRUG LORDS (SO DUK 2 TIN DEI DUI KUET) will open tomorrow. This time the team constructed the 1:1 scale Central MTR station, which actually was in preparation for the three lead actors' final fire fight location. Goo Jai and Miu Kiu Wai said, "It's hard to imagine a car chase and a gun fight at a MTR station." Producer and star Wa Jai said, "I trust the director is completely capable of handling it."

This MTR station heroic trio firefight scene absolutely is the entire film's focus. It took over a dozen days. Sam Gor Miu Kiu Wai explained, "Because the team followed actually MTR station sizes, it was divided into several parts. After the crash shoot we switched to another set. The platform shoot returned to the actual Central station, so the process was very complicated." Before the shoot, even Goo Jai had his suspicions about the scene and the screenplay. "To crash a car into a MTR station, then past the ticket booths down to the platform, the whole thing sounds very exaggerated." Wa Jai said that after the Cross Harbor Tunnel set construction, he already felt that the director could handle any set. He said, "Creatively and technically we had no problems at all, everything went very smoothly."

The day of the actual Central station shoot happened to be Miu Kiu Wai's wrap day. When Sam Gor was asked about the difference between the actual Central station and the set, he said that actually they were not too different. Goo Jai also praised, "MTR stations can be seen everyday, so the audience would sense that the set isn't real enough. Now standing here at the real Central station and comparing, I feel the set is very realistic." The entire film took over three months to shoot. He said, "The most memorable was to be able to tell producer Mr. Lau to relax, the mission was accomplished, we would be able to wrap on time!"

Saturday, July 13, 2019

[2019.07.14] BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR JUSTIN CHEUNG AND HIS EX

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Justin Cheung Kin Sing, Kelly Chen Ka Lei yesterday attended the film DECEPTION OF THE NOVELIST (JOK GA DIK FONG YIN: BUK JUNG YAU JUI)'s promotional events. They appeared together since announced their break up earlier but were not awkward at all. Cheung Kin Sing said, "Everyone maintained good relationships for awhile, just like a family." He joked that perhaps they had no intimate scene in the film, which became the trigger for the breakup. Chen Ka Lei said that she considered the breakup awhile before, she felt that she was still young and should put her focus on work. Cheung Kin Sing joked, "If we talk about getting back together again people would get tired. Next time we will talk about getting married!" Chen Ka Lei said, "The person you marry probably won't be me!" They also said that they would not mind working together on another movie. Cheung Kin Sing said, "Nothing is 100% in this world, for now we might not be together. I don't know about the future. In the end we won't mention it after this time. We will focus on work. We don't want people to feel that we always have lovers' quarrel."

Speaking of the film's less than ideal box office, producer Cheung Kin Sing said that he was rather disappointed. However he understood that a lot could not be forced. He would learn to let go. "Maybe Heaven feels it's not my turn yet and wants me to do a little better. This film's life is very hard and is like my baby. To me it is very memorable. I would come up with ideas for audience appreciation, give another platform to promote the film. I wouldn't stare at the sky and pray."