Tuesday, September 16, 2014

[2014.09.17] FOR THE WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 14 2014

For the week ending September 14 2014
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10 THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY
    d. Lasse Hallstrom
    Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon


 9 WOOD JOB!
  Can : Luen Seung Chun Shu
  Lit : Fallen For Spring Tree
    d. Shinobu Yaguchi
    Shota Sometani, Masami Nagasawa, Hideaki Ito
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 116 mins.
  Opening September 11 2014

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
  A city boy just out of high-school ends up working for a year out in the woods with a lumber company, living in a village with no convenience stores and—we hope you can believe this because he doesn’t—no cell-phone service! Wrapped inside this classic screwball comedy is a tale of growing up, of learning respect for yourself, for others, and for the continuities of tradition, with a cast of memorable characters all coming together in a thrilling slapstick sequence that you’ll never see coming. After making WATERBOYS and SWING GIRLS, Shinobu Yaguchi turns his camera on modern-day lumberjacks in WOOD JOB!, from the best-selling novel by Shion Miura.


 8 TEMPORARY FAMILY
  Can : Sut Luen Gup Yeung
  Lit : Heart Break To Let
    d. Cheuk Wan Chi
    Sammi Cheng Sau Man, Nick Cheung Ka Fai,
      Dayo Wong Tsz Wa, Angelababy, Ivana Wong Yuen Chi, Oho Ou,
      Fruit Chan Gor, Myolie Wu Hung Yi, Sui He, Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 100 mins.
  Opening August 28 2014

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
  A property agent and a divorcee become co-owners of a luxurious penthouse in order to resell it in a higher price. When their original plan goes awry, they are forced to live together and form a temporary family.


 7 THE PURGE: ANARCHY
    d. James DeMonaco
    Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford


 6 TWILIGHT ONLINE
  Can : Hung Bo Joi Sin
  Lit : Horror Online
    d. Maggie To Yuk Ching
    Eddie Cheung Siu Fai, Lawrence Chou Chun Wai,
      Lee Chi Chin, Babyjohn Choi Hong Yik, Susan Shaw Yam Yam,
      Edmond Poon Siu Chung, Yanny Chan Wing Yan, Jessica Tsai Ming Fong,
      Aka Chio Wai San, Kabby Hui Nga Ting, Otto Chan Chi Kin,
      Catherine Chau Ka Yi, Mimi Kung Chi Yan, Coffee Lam, Fish Liew
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 94 mins.
  Opening September 4 2014
  Site : http://www.allrightsentertainment.com/cat_detail.html?movie=film/ffp66_twilight_online&menuId=1

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
  In 2003, after a collision with a truck, a double-decker bus veered off a bridge and plummeted 35 meters into a village below, claiming 21 lives. Ten years later, sightings of a female ghost dressed in red have been reported at the site of the horrific accident. Poon, the host of the radio show “Twilight Online,” discovers the identity of the ghost -- a College teacher named Lui. He decides to visit the village to conduct a paranormal investigation. A male teacher and four female students from the school decide to help out, believing that Lui’s spirit has returned to resolve unsettled grievances.

  One evening, the students sense the presence of the ghost and start disappearing one by one. Their bodies are later discovered. They all died from a horrible death. Meanwhile, inspector Gu and his new sidekick Bee have been assigned to investigate the sightings of a female suicide victim.

  Twilight Online is a thriller based on two real-life incidents.

[ YAHOO! MOVIES HONG KONG ]
  Master detective Koo and young detective B Jai heads to the Yau Oi Estate suicide scene to investigate the mystery of a female ghost in red's multiple suicide jumps. Koo and others captures the truth behind the haunting on video. At the same time HORROR ONLINE program host Poon Siu Chung brings a young female ghost hunting team to Ting Kau Village where a bus fell. Each member of the team runs into accident. Koo and B Jai arrives and discovers that the bus victim Lui Chi Nei and the Yau Oi Estate ghost in red are connected in many ways......


 5 SEX TAPE
    d. Jake Kasdan
    Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz, Rob Corddry


 4 BEGIN AGAIN
    d. John Carney
    Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine,
      James Corden, CeeLo Green, Catherine Keener

 3 BUT ALWAYS
  Can : Yut Sun Yut Sai
  Lit : For A Lifetime
  AKA : WITH OR WITHOUT
    d. Xian Zou
    Nicholas Tse Ting Fung, Gao Yuanyuan, Tong Dawei
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 106 mins.
  Opening September 4 2014 in Malaysia

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
  Over the years, childhood friends An and Zhao repeatedly meet and are forced to separate. Through ups and downs in their circumstances, their friendship develops into love and a desire to be together for the rest of their lives -- if fate will let them stay together.


 2 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...


 1 THE EXPENDABLES 3
    d. Patrick Hughes
    Sylvester Stallone, AJason Statham, Antonio Banderas, Jet Li,
      DWesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Kelsey Grammer, Randy Couture,
      DTerry Crews, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Glen Powell, Victor Ortiz,
      DRobert Davi, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger

[2014.09.17] FOR THE WEEK STARTING SEPTEMBER 13 2014

GLOBAL CHINESE SONG CHART
For the week starting September 13 2014

15 BETWEEN MOUNTAIN AND WATER
  Can : San Shui Ji Gan
  Vae Xu (Hui Sung)

14 ORDINARY ROAD
  Can : Ping Fan Ji Lo
  Pu Shu

13 WHEN I AM CLOSE TO YOU
  Can : Dong Ngor Kau Gung Nei
  Liang Bo (Leung Bok)

12 MISS WORRY
  Can : But On Siu Jeh
  Lala Hsu (Tsui Gai Ying)

11 TO THE DAYS OF YOUTH
  Can : Ji Siu Nin Si Doi
  Leo Ku Kui Ke

10 TABOO
  Can : Sik Wat
  Miriam Yeung Chin Wa

 9 DARE TO LOVE
  Can : Gum Seung
  Elva Hsiao (Siu Ah Hin)

 8 OCCASIONALLY WOULD STILL THINK OF YOU
  Can : Gau Yi wan Si Wui Seung Hei Nei
  Milk Coffee

 7 CLOUDY DAY
  Can : Yum Tin Fai Lok
  Eason Chan Yik Shun

 6 LALALA
  Robynn and Kendy

 5 1987 I DIDN'T KNOW I WOULD SEE YOU
  Can : 1987 Ngor But Ji Wui Yuet Gein Nei
  Chris Lee Yuchun

 4 TIME COOKS RAIN
  Can : Si Gan Chu Yu
  Kris Wu Yifan

 3 INDESCRIBLE FLAVOR
  Can : Shuet But Chook Dik Mei Doh
  Cyndi Wang (Wong Sum Ling)

 2 DO YOU STILL WANT TO LOVE ME
  Can : Jeh Yeung Nei Wan Yiu Oi Nei Ma
  A-Mei Chang (Cheung Wai Mui)


 1 GAP
  Can : Kuet Hau
  Harlem Yu Ching Hing

[2014.09.17] ELLA KOON HAS BELL'S PALSY

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Ella Koon points to the right side of her face and says, "Now the right side can't move!"
Ella Koon has Bell's Palsy
Ella Koon demonstrates that the left side of her face reacts fine, but the right side cannot even blink
Fiona Sit admits that she has a lot of health problems
Ella Koon suspects that she succumbed to Bell's Palsy when she had a fever earlier
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After Raymond Wong Ho Yin had to be hospitalized for Behcet's syndrome, the 35 year old Ella Koon Yun Na yesterday attended a fashion event with the right side of her face swollen and her mouth leaning toward the left. She actually had Bell's Palsy, which caused temporary facial paralysis. The doctor said that her 7th nerve had problems and believed that it was triggered from when she had the flu. Now she could not blink, half her face was numb. She admitted that she was worried about her condition, ultimately artists relied on their faces. However she remained optimistic. In order to rest more she turned down over six figures of salary worth of work.

[2014.09.17] BOSCO WONG: NO CHANCE WITH GOD SISTER


Rose Chan does not want a breast enlargement, while Stephy Tang wants to become an action actress
Kung Chi Yan, Liu Kai Chi, Lam Man Chung and Sam Lee pose for a selfie
Albert Yeung (center) and Checkley Sin (second right)
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Bosco Wong brings his mother and god sister Cindy Sun to his film premiere
Rose Chan, Stephy Tang
Tina Shek has left TVB and signed with a new company, but she remembers to complain about how little her TVB starting pay was.
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Bosco Wong Chung Chak, Stephy Tang Lai Yun, Rose Chan Ka Wun, Timmy Hung Tin Ming and Tina Shek Tin Yan two nights ago attended the film GOLDEN BROTHER (NAM YUN NG HOR YI KUNG)'s premiere. Bosco's mother and rumored girlfriend and god sister Cindy Sun Xiaoxiao also attended. The latter even held onto to her godmother Bosco's Ma the entire way.

Bosco pointed out that Xiaoxiao is Mama's god daughter so they had no chance to develop; he also said that lately he has been recommending managers to his god sister. God sister and Mama connected because they were both Buddhist. Would he ask his god sister to introduce girlfriends to him? He said, "Tell her to hurry up." Was he very lonely? He said, "I am just joking, let it take its natural course."

Stephy two nights ago said that normally she ran for exercise. Did she want to match her boyfriend Alex Fong Lik Sun? She said, "He is running to match me." Would she run with Siu Fong? Stephy said, "When we train on the treadmill we are together. We wouldn't when we run outside because he is too fast. He would also run topless. When he draws attention I don't want to get in his way." She also admitted that she would like to be more muscular and cut. She said, "I am interested in becoming an action actress, I want to make kung fu films."

[2014.09.17] THE GOLDEN ERA WILL REPRESENT HONG KONG FOR BEST FOREIGN FILM OSCAR CONSIDERATION

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The Ann Hui directed THE GOLDEN ERA last night held a charity premiere.  Pak Suet Sin, Michelle Ong, Connie Chan and Mui Suet Sze show their support.
Feng Shaofeng and Eason Chan
Tang Wei apologizes on video for not being able to attend the premiere
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The Ann Hui On Wa directed, Tang Wei and Feng Shaofeng starred film THE GOLDEN ERA will represent Hong Kong to compete for the Best Foreign Film Oscar nomination. The Hong Kong Motion Picture Industry Association board of directors according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences provided film selection standards decided to recommend THE GOLDEN ERA to represent Hong Kong for the 87th Oscar Best Foreign Film nomination consideration. The final nominations will be announced early next year. Aside from THE GOLDEN ERA, films that received support from the review committee members included RIGOR MORTIS (GEUNG SI), ABERDEEN (HEUNG GONG JAI), OVERHEARD 3 (SIT TING FUNG WON 3) and THE MIDNIGHT AFTER (NA YEH LING SUN, NGOR JOR SEUNG LIU WONG GOK HOI WONG DAI PO DIK HUNG VAN). THE GOLDEN ERA in the end received the most votes.

Last night THE GOLDEN ERA held a charity premiere to raise fund for the Lang Lang Foundation. Director Hui On Wa, screen writer Li Qiang, lead actor Feng Shaofeng and foundation founder Michelle Ong Yau Lun attended. Other guests included the "Lang Lang youth ambassador" Eason Chan Yik Shun, Pak Suet Sin, Connie Chan Bo Chu, Mui Suet Sze, George Lam Tsz Cheung and Alex Lam Tak Shun. Hui On Wa said that when she received the news two days ago she was very happy and honored. Did she inform Tang Wei of the good news? She said that the distribution company did, but she hoped to have a chance to dine with everyone later. She will have to promote in Beijing and Busan.

Feng Shaofeng also said that he was very happy. As a part of this film he was very proud and honored. Would he like to step on the Oscars red carpet? He said, "Of course I do! It's a chance to be recognized. (Are you confident about the nomination?) This is the film that I am the proudest of in my film career. With all the creators' effort, I too hope that this film will have good return and results." He also said that the director and Li Qiang were filmmakers he admired very much, this chance to work with them was very rare. He participated in this film to learn and he gained a lot. Did his girlfriend Ni Ni come to Hong Kong with him? He said that she did not. If nominated would they go to the U.S. together? He said, "Take her on vacation? We both like to travel, with the chance I would like to go." Tang Wei last night was in Hangzhou, accompanying her mother to continue her art study. She said, "Everyone should have their own dream, so I am very support of Mama......our whole family will send her off to study. The day school starts is our happiest moment, I think I shouldn't miss it. So I am sorry that I will not be able to attend tonight's THE GOLDEN ERA premiere."

[2014.09.17] DONNIE YEN'S NEW FILM WILL PREMIERE IN LONDON

Bai Bing
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Donnie Yen's new film KUNG FU JUNGLE will premiere at the London Film Festival
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Modern martial art film KUNG FU JUNGLE (YUT GOR YUN DIK MO LUM) has been invited to participated in the 58th London Film Festival. Its world premiere will take place on the evening of October 12. Director Teddy Chan Tak Sum, leads Donnie Yen Chi Tan and Bai Bing will attend.

Chan Tak Sum was very happy that the event selected KUNG FU JUNGLE for its Thrill selection, because this film was a very daring attempt of mixing costume wuxia ideas and the martial art spirit with the 21st century technology world to make a crime, suspense and mystery all in one modern kung fu wuxia film.

Chi Tan this time will attend with his wife Cissy Wang. He said that he was very happy to be able to promote Hong Kong film to the international film industry. Bai Bing will attend the London Film Festival for the first time. She knew that it will be very cold there but she said that she grew up in Xian, so she was more able to withstand the cold.

Monday, September 15, 2014

[2014.09.16] CONNIE MAN BARES ALL FOR HER NEW FILM

Connie Man claims to be the sexiest Chau Heung in history, with multiple bath scenes in her new film
Connie Man says that she has no limit on how sexy she can be, completely depending on the audience reaction
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Connie Man Hoi Ling recently signed with director Wong Jing. After becoming a "Jing Girl" she naturally does not lack the opportunity to show off her figure. She in the upcoming film release FLIRTING IN THE AIR (TONG BAK FU ji CHUNG SEUNG WON SIU) played Chau Heung, with many wet and back baring scenes. She stole more spotlight than lead actress DaDa Chan Jing.

Connie believed that she was the "sexiest Chau Heung in history" because she had many bathing scenes. She said that before hand she was rather nervous. "After Brother Jing's detailed explanation, during the shoot I actually got into the character more. In addition being naked while bathing was very reasonable. It wasn't a bed scene yet. However I asked my parents for permission so they would not be surprised when they would watch." As the new "Jing Girl", Connie admitted that she had some pressure. Luckily Brother Jing praised her as a mix of Best Actresses Anita Yuen Wing Yi and Cecilia Yip Tung. Connie was surprised. "I really admired them, both are Best Actresses with both acting and appearance. Len Len is just outstanding with comedy and tragedy. Yip Tung has a lot of personality and charm. I see them as my goal!"

Did she have any sexy restriction this time? Connie said that it would depend on the audience response. She still had room to go "further". "If everyone accepts me being sexy, I would consider it again. (Topless?) As an actress I would try to coordinate, I would see if the story requires it and listen to the company's arrangement." Connie was not afraid of being typecast as only selling sexy. Recently she made the Lunar New Year film FROM VEGAS TO MACAU 2 (DOH SING FUNG WON 2) and played a Interpol officer. She even got to work with Best Actors Chow Yun Fat and Nick Cheung Ka Fai, what a rare opportunity! Connie lately took time out from her busy schedule to go to the spa in hopes of being at her best and break out.