Tuesday, August 19, 2014

[2014.08.21] FOR THE WEEK ENDING AUGUST 17 2014

For the week ending August 17 2014
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10 PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE
    d. Roberts Gannaway
    Disney Animation
    English Voices: Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen


 9 DORAEMON THE MOVIE: NOBITA IN THE NEW HAUNTS OF EVIL -- PEKO AND THE FIVE EXPLORERS
  Can : Dor La A Mung -- Sun Dai Hung Dik Dai Mor Gaing
    d. Shinnosuke Yakuwa
    Japanese Animation
  Rating : I
  Length : 110 mins.
  Opening July 31 2014
[ YAHOO! MOVIES HONG KONG ]

  One day Nobita screams "somewhere on earth must still have hidden secret places" then begins to look for places for an adventure. "I say the Earth has already been exploded, it is useless to look......" At this moment, he runs into a puppy Peko on an empty field and finds a lot of incredible giant statue in a lot of aerial photos. Thus they begin a journey to unexplored jungle where the giant statue is.


 8 THE FAULT IN OUR STARS
    d. Josh Boone
    Shailene Woodley,Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff


 7 BREAK UP 100
  Can : FUN SAU 100 CHI
    d. Lawrence Cheng Tan Shui
    Dior Cheng Yi Kin, Chrissie Chau Sau Na,
      Ivana Wong Yuen Chi, C AllStar,
      Swan Wen Xin, He Haopeng
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 105 mins.
  Opening August 1 2014

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
  A couple who have broken up and reunited 99 times open a coffee shop, hoping they will stay together ever after, only to find their love ordeal tested once again.


 6 GIRLS
  Can : Gwai Muk
  Lit : bff
    d. Barbara Wong Chun Chun
    Yang Zishan, Fiona Sit Hoi Kei, Ivy Chen, Shawn Yue Man Lok,
      Vanness Wu (Ng Kin Ho), Wallace Chung Han Leung
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 120 mins.
  Opening August 7 2014

[ YAHOO! MOVIES HONG KONG ]
  Hei, Kimmy and May cannot be closer as bffs with different personalities. The kind and little silly Hei lives a simple life, the center of which is her fiance Lin Jie; Kimmy is rich and a little rebellious, dares to want and act with men and loyal to friends to the end; cool May is the most ambitious among them, her dream is to become an independent director......


 5 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
    d. Jonathan Liebesman
    Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner


 4 CAFE. WAITING. LOVE
  Can : Dut Yut Gor Yun Ga Feh
  Lit : Waiting For Someone Coffee
    d. Chiang Chin-Lin
    Vivian Chow Wai Man, Megan Lai, Bruce, Marcus Chang,
      Sing Hong, Katie Chen, Vivian Sung Yu-hua, Pauline Lan, Li Luo
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 119 mins.
  Opening August 15 2014

[ BROADWAY CIRCUITS ]
  College freshman Si-ying gets a part-time job at “Café. Waiting. Love” coffee shop, where she befriends Abusi, a tomboyish barista who can make any coffee the customers request, the beautiful and mysterious café owner, and Zeyu, the boy who always sits in the same spot in the café who seems to be very popular with girls and on whom Si-ying develops an instant crush. A-Tuo, a college senior with legendary tales, comes to “Café. Waiting. Love”. One day where he runs into Abusi, who was the reason for his breakup with his ex-girlfriend. A-Tuo is teased by his friends, and Si-ying stands up for him and the two become good friends. A-Tuo is a passionate and sincere young man who takes on multiple part-time jobs in his effort to save for his traveling dreams, but his busy schedule also keeps him from graduating, turning him into a campus legend. At his jobs he finds friendship in Brother Bao, the gangster-like owner of a seafood joint who used to be a movie director, and laundromat owner Auntie Jin-dao, who also happens to be an amazing cook. Deeply attracted to Si-ying’s sense of right and wrong, A-Tuo introduces these friends to Si-ying, whose life becomes more enriched and colorful as a result. However Si-ying only sees A-Tuo as a good friend because of her crush on Zeyu, until A-Tuo decides to leave Taiwan to embark on his travels. Si-ying finally realizes where her heart belongs...


 3 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
    d. James Gunn
    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper


 2 LUCY
    d. Luc Besson
    Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman


 1 INTO THE STORM
    d. Steven Quale
    Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh

[2014.08.20] FOR THE WEEK STARTING AUGUST 16 2014

GLOBAL CHINESE SONG CHART
For the week starting August 16 2014

15 BAZAAR
  Jane Zhang Liangying

14 LET GO
  Can : Fong Hoi
  Jam Hsiao (Siu King Tung)

13 PHEROMONE
  Can : Fut Lok Mung
  Fiona Sit Hoi Kei

12 DARE TO LOVE
  Can : Gum Oi Gum Dong
  Della Ding Dong

11 MARCH
  Can : Sam Yuet
  A-Mei Chang (Cheung Wai Mui)

10 SNORE
  Can : Da Fu
  Will Pan featuring Rainie Yang

 9 FORGIVE THE IMPERFECT
  Can : Yuen Leung But Mei Ho
  Yisa Yu (Yuk Hor Wai)

 8 TEARFULLY WALK THE VICTORY ROAD
  Can : Lau Lui Hung Sing Lei Doh
  Andy Hui Chi On

 7 MODEL
  Can : Mo Dut
  Li Ronghao (Lee Wing Ho)

 6 EMBARRASSED
  Can : Long Bui
  Isaac Dang (Tang Yeung Tin)

 5 IRON MAN
  Eric Kwok

 4 IRRECONCILABLE
  Can : Sai But Leung Lap
  Kay Tse On Kay

 3 YEAR OF CHILDLIKE INNOCENCE
  Can : Dung Jun Nin Doi
  Jacky Cheung Hok Yau

 2 YOUTH THAT IS STILL GOOD
  Can : Seung Ho Dik Ching Chun
  Stefanie Sun Yanzi


 1 NO FRIEND
  Can : Mo Pung Yau
  Hacken Lee Hak Kun

[2014.08.20] KO CHEN-TUNG BREAKS DOWN: THE WORST EXAMPLE


Jaycee Chan admits to 8 years of drug use
Ko Chen-Tung has always been close to his parents
Jackie Chan's Hong Kong home is under full lock down
Ko Chen-Tung is under administrative detention for using marijuana
Beijing police confirms that Jaycee Chan is being detented for a felony
Ko Chen-Tung admits to the positive marijuana test
Ko Chen-Tung's prisoner uniform suddenly becomes a hot item online
Jaycee Chan received his Beijing home as his 28th birthday gift
courtesy of  mingpao.com

The press sets up camps outside the detention house
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After his Mainland arrest, Ko Chen-Tung may face another set of charges once he returns to Taiwan

After Ko Chen-Tung and Jaycee Chan (Fong Cho Ming)'s Beijing arrests have been confirmed, the entertainment world was rocked. CCTW yesterday aired three videos, including Ko Chen-Tung being interviewed and admitting his mistake, and marijuana being found at a search of Cho Ming's home. Their faces have been censored. Cho Ming appeared to be calm during the investigation, while Ko Chen-Tung was more upset. He cried as he admitted his mistake and hoped his family, friends and supporters would embrace him.

Ko Chen-Tung had two videos, one of which was after his arrest the urine test came up positive for marijuana. At the detention house Public Security questioned him. A Public Security officer held a bottle of his urine and asked, "Is this your urine sample from just now?" He answered, "Yes." The officer said, "See for yourself, positive for marijuana. Do you have any questions?" He hung his head and said, "No."

In another video Ko Chen-Tung wore in a detention house uniform as he confessed to the camera, during which he even broke down. He said, "From the start to now, I have a lot of regret and I am very sorry. To everyone who support me or like me, even to those who know me, I want to tell them I am truly very sorry. I have become the worst example, the worst influence, made an enormous mistake. Also to my family and friends, because they have always been the most supportive of me and love me the most, I am very sorry about this. I made a mistake, I am also very worried about a lot of things, but I believe my family and friends would definitely be more worried than me. My heart aches, so I want to apologize to them. I have disappointed them, I have affected them negatively. To the young people in the society, I have made some wrong decisions. I truly hope that I can tell them that this is a wrong behavior. I am very sorry, I would attempt to become an even better person everyday after this lesson. Then I will face everyone again, with my arms open. I hope all of my family, friends and even people who like me can also open their arms and give me a little embrace."

The law enforcement search of Fong Cho Ming's Beijing home was also shown. In the video the police in a room found some suspected drugs. The officer asked Cho Ming who gave it to him? Cho Ming said, "It's been awhile, these have been here a long time, about one to two years. " The officer asked again, "What kind of drug is this?" Cho Ming said, "Marijuana." Then a white bottle was found and Cho Ming was asked to open it. Cho Ming said, "This is marijuana for rolling, it's all marijuana." Then another bag of drugs was found. Cho Ming said, "A different type (of drugs), that's it." In a checkered shirt Cho Ming appeared to be calm throughout. Reportedly CCTV yesterday on its program claimed that Fong Cho Ming has been using drugs for 8 years already. The first time was in Holland. Ko Chen-Tung's first time was also at Fong Cho Ming's home.

Now Fong Cho Ming and Ko Chen-Tung are still being held at the detention house. Cho Ming was under arrested for a felony and family has not been permitted to visit. Ko Chen-Tung's father and brother last night arrived in Beijing. Yesterday they visited Ko Chen-Tung at the detention center. Wearing a pair of sunglasses, Papa Ko looked weary. He answered to reporters' questions, "Ko Chen-Tung has make a mistake, as a public figure he has not been a good example."

[2014.08.20] EDDIE CHEUNG LOOKS FOR A BREAKTHROUGH WITH HIS AWARDS

courtesy of mingpao.com
courtesy of singtao.com
Otto Chan, Eddie Cheung, Maggie To, Li Zichen and Fung Wai Yuen celebrate
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Eddie Cheung Siu Fai and the Chinese Japanese mixed heritage newcomer Li Zichen starred in the suspense TWILIGHT ONLINE (HUNG BO JOI SIN), which will open officially in Hong Kong on the 4th. The film earlier already won awards overseas. Director Maggie To Yuk Ching earlier celebrated with the actors and wished for more success in Hong Kong for the film.

After years in the business Brother Fai won his first Best Actor award, which he did not feel like a late arriving spring. "Actors can't count like this, as long as you keep working you keep having opportunities. I never thought about winning the Best Award either." He also said that he would continue to play any character with potential and would not choose lead roles to play. Playing a good guy has set framework, but playing a bad guy could have different interpretation method. Has his workload increased after the awards? He said that he already had a lot of jobs before the awards. How has his wife supported him? Brother Fai joked that his wife helped him with more skin care, because after the awards he had to see a lot of people.

Starring in her first film, Li Zichen was fluent in Putonghua. She praised Brother Fai as the joy of the set. He was very professional and everyone had a very pleasant collaboration. Brother Fai also praised her as smart. Sometimes when she could not understand Cantonese, he would use his sloppy Putonghua to translate for her. Li Zichen revealed that a Japanese fan said that she looked like a ghost without her makeup in the film, but she was not mad. He said, "They like my ghost film look and say that I have potential. I too hope to be able to make more movies." Li Zichen admitted that now she has a lot of ghost film offers, even from home in Japan. She also looked forward to returning to perform in Japan because she was half Japanese.

[2014.08.20] BARBIE LIU AND KABBY HUI TRY TO OUT EXAGGERATE EACH OTHER

Kabby Hui, Barbie Liu, Rainky Wai, Linah Matsuoka
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"Inch Mouth Barbie" Liu (Ha Wai Yu), Rainky Wai Yu Yui, Anita Chui Bik Ka, Kabby Hui Nga Ting and Linah Matsuoka yesterday continued to participate in the Stephen Chow Sing Chi's new film MERMAID casting sessions in Beijing. They and a group of Mainland participants met with three judges, directors Wilson Chin Kwok Wai, Chan Hing Ka and Lo Ching Yu for acting and talent tests. They had to order ribs and rice in cute, mean, Parkinson's and other ways, completely Sing Yeh's nonsensical style. Barbie continued to show off his cleavage and exaggerated acting to steal the spotlight. In addition, the ladies also posed for swimsuit photos for Sing Yeh.

Monday, August 18, 2014

[2014.08.19] KO CHEN-TUNG IS UNDER 14 DAY ADMINISTRATION DETENTION FOR DRUGS

As life imitates art, in TINY TIMES 3 Ko Chen-Tung is behind bars.
No one knows if the release date for Ko Chen-Tung and Bai Biahe's MONSTERS HEART will be affected
Jaycee Chan has quite a sizable role in THE MONK but comes short of wrapping up the productions
CCTV New put the Focus On Ko Chen-Tung's drug arrest
courtesy of mingpao.com
courtesy of singtao.com
Ko Chen-Tung and Jaycee Chan were arrested together in Beijing

Angie Chai issues a statement,stressing that Ko Chen-Tung deserves to be punished
Jaycee Chan's management company statement
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After Zhang Guoli's son Zhang Mi, Max Mok Siu Chung, and Roy Cheung Yiu Yeung, another artists has been arrested for drugs in the Mainland -- the only 23 year old Taiwan star of the film YOU ARE THE APPLE OF MY EYE Ko Chen-Tung. The Beijing Public Security Bureau yesterday confirmed that Ko Chen-Tung last Tuesday was arrested for drugs in Beijing. The case was currently under investigation. Ko Chen-Tung has been placed under administrative detention for 14 days. Last night the Beijing Public Security Bureau issued an official statement online, stating that Hong Konger Chan, Taiwanese Ko and Beijinger Sun were arrested on drug charges. Conceivably Chan was Jaycee Chan (Fong Cho Ming).

Two days ago suddenly Ko Chen-Tung's drug arrest rumors arose. His manager was not able to contact him at the time and the news could not be confirmed. Around 3PM yesterday, the Beijing Public Security Bureau confirmed that Ko Chen-Tung was arrested for drugs. More surprisingly he was arrested six days ago. The news pointed out that Ko Chen-Tung around arrested with Fong Cho Ming in Beijing at the same time late night last Tuesday. Reportedly they were at a party at Fong Cho Ming's home. Ko Chen-Tung after using drugs went to the bathroom but forgot to flush, leaving evidence of the crime. Currently Ko Chen-Tung has been transferred to the detention house under administration detention for 14 days.

Yesterday Mainland's Beijing News stated that this case "may involved a criminal offense" and "not simply a drug related public security case". Reportedly Public Security discovered over 50 grams of drugs, excessive the amount of "drug use" and may possibly be a drug trade charge. According to Mainland laws, anyone who traffics more than 50 grams of drugs can be sentenced to the maximum penalty of death and the minimum penalty of 3 to 5 years in prison. Two nights ago after the news broke, Ko Chen-Tung's agency boss Angie Chai did not respond and was accused of poor crisis handling. Last night Angie Chai finally issued an apology statement.

Last night the Beijing Public Security Bureau issued a statement on its official Weibo, citing that on August 14th the chief narcotics unit and the Eastern District branch in the Eastern District seized Beijinger Sun, Hong Konger Chan, Taiwanese Ko and others. After initial investigation, Chan and Ko admitted to marijuana use. The police then found over 100 grams of marijuana at Chan's home. The police on the early morning of the 15th at the Western district arrested Song, the suspect who sold Chan the drugs and recovered 11 grams of marijuana. Jackie Chan's manager Ms. Yuan said that she has not found Fong Cho Ming's whereabouts. Fong Cho Ming yesterday originally had to work on the wrap for Chen Kaige's THE MONK but did not appear on the set. Reportedly Jackie Chan's company has already informed the film company of Fong Cho Ming's absence.

[2014.08.19] NAM HUNG CLARIFIES CHOR YUEN'S ILLNESS RUMORS

courtesy of mingpao.com

Chor Yuen earlier was rumored to have Alzheimer's disease. When Chor Yuen's wife Nam Hung two nights ago attended a charity Cantonese opera show she clarified, "He doesn't have Alzheimer's. That day I went with him to see a doctor for a monthly examination. Maybe because I didn't wear any makeup and we were dressed casually, we looked like we were very depressed." Nam Hung pointed out that Chor Yuen was in good spirits. "However Hubby now doesn't want to go out. Because he feels that he was on the set everyday before, he enjoys staying at home now, watching television, eating and sleeping."

Nam Hung joked that she instead went out, learning calligraphy, painting, singing and other hobbies. "Hubby hasn't studied with me. He joked that he used his brain too much before, now he doesn't want to use his brain too much." She said that Chor Yuen was not upset about the illness reports. "He is very happy, enjoys the family life. He is just very afraid of entertaining." Nam Hung said that every month she has been practicing Cantonese opera and admitted that she still has the acting bug. "Actors naturally have the acting bug. I have had offers and am interested. I of course want to play the gentle wife and kind mother, but now I am older. Even the younger folks are playing Ma." Next month she will perform in Malaysia.