Friday, July 1, 2022

[2022.07.01] EDAN LUI, LOCKER LAM, DEE HO PERFORM A FUNNY SONG AND DANCE NUMBER

Dee Ho, Edan Lui and Locker Lam may work together for the first time but have chemistry on and off screen
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The Sandra Ng Kwan Yu produced and starred summer Lunar New Year film CHILLI LAUGH STORY (HOP GA LAT) yesterday announced its New York Asian Film Festival and Canada's Fantastia Film Festival selections. In the film Edan Lui Cheuk On, Dee Ho Kai Wa and Locker Lam Ka Hei were as close as brothers. They worked together for the first time, on and off scene they were full of chemistry and just like real brothers. They even showed off their dance skills as they made a song parody. They danced and they rapped. In another scene that was shot on location at a street stall, they drank beer and had a heart to heart talk. During the shoot they really drank and drew many of their fans to look on. The fans were very cooperative, only silently waited and supported for their idols with hindering the production. They also shared the screen with elder Ronald Cheng Chung Kei on a taxi scene. They listened respectfully to Cheng Chung Kei and producer Peter Chan Ho Sun, discussed the script and completely put away their normally funny sides.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

[2022.06.30] SANDRA NG IS INVITED TO BECOME AN OSCAR VOTER

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Sandra Ng shares her joy and shows her Oscars invitation email on social media

The 40th Hong Kong Film Award will take place next month, with ZERO TO HERO's Sandra Ng competing for Best Actress 

Sandra Ng won her first Hong Kong Film Award Best Actress with PORTLAND STREET BLUES

Simon Yam and Sandra Ng's ECHOES OF THE RAINBOW received a Berlin Film Festival prize
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The 95th Oscars will take place on March 21 next year. The event announced that 397 artists and film workers were invited to join the Oscars' Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science and two days ago the newly invited membership list. It included 3 Hong Kong representatives: Sandra Ng Kwan Yu, film producer Hui Yuet Chun and film distributor Tsui Foon.

Kwan Yu yesterday shared the excitement on IG. "OMG I got into the Oscars......voting". In the video she said that she received the email right before bed at night to congratulate her on her invitation to become a voter. She could not believe it and even kept screaming OMG as she read it, waking up her sleeping husband. Kwan Yu even picked up the phone to show the email and said that she immediately accepted it, making her officially a members of the Oscars.

Chinese film workers who have been invited to become Oscars members included Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Maggie Cheung Man Yuk, Ang Lee, Donnie Yen Chi Tan, John Woo (Ng Yu Sum), Zhang Ziyi, Andy Lau Tak Wa, Sylvia Chang and others. After being invited and accepted as a member, they would have the right to vote for the Oscars.

The Kwan Yu produced and starred Hong Kong film ZERO TO HERO (MAMA DIK SUN KEI SIU JI) represented Hong Kong in the competition for the 94th Oscars "Best International Film" nomination. Although it was unable to break into the top 15, it was already a recognition. Kwan Yu with this film would compete for this year's Hong Kong Film Award Best Actress.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

[2022.06.30] PAI PIAO HOPES TO PAIR WITH HIS BROTHER ON A COMEDY

Fish Head Won told their mother about Pai Piao's skipping school and got him a beating
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Jason Lau (Pai Piao) and his brother Lau Won (Fish Head Won), To Yin Gor, Mary Han Ma Lei, Yeung Suk Mui and others yesterday were guests on a Radio and Television program. Pai Piao hoped to have a chance to work with his brother again, that a boss would invest in a comedy as they were confident that they could make the audience laugh to tears.

Pai Piao and Fish Head Won's action films were popular for a time. Pai Piao admitted that now he would like to make comedy. "Making so many years of action films, being on the wire, rolling on the ground, getting hurt, busted open I have done them all. So I want to try comedy, which is low cost and fun." Fish Head Won joked that he would be responsible for getting girls and throwing away money in the story. On the program the brothers talked about anything and everything. Pai Piao joked that aside from foul language they could talk about anything. He recalled their childhood. "When we were little we were mischievous street kids. I constantly skipped school to play on the soccer field, in the end my little brother told Mama. Mama chased me down several streets with a cane." Pai Piao already valued his relationship with siblings as a child. As long as his siblings were picked on he would stand up and get justice. "Once Fish Head Won found someone making an illegal antennae connection on the roof and took a beating. After I found out I immediately brought the gears, went looking for the person and busted him open." Yeung Yuk Mui uncovered Pai Piao's tender side. When they worked on a series earlier, she saw that around 2 or 3 AM he would go to a corner and softly talk on the phone. Pai Piao clarified that he was only calling his wife in Canada, in order to avoid affecting the shoot of course he had to talk softly.

[2022.06.30] AARON KWOK TURNS INTO A "HUMAN OVEN" ON THE STREETS

Even the famously professional Sing Sing was frowning from the heat

Instead of enjoying the air conditioning in the vehicle, Aaron Kwok remained under the fan cooled tent with the team after the shoot

Aaron Kwok and Chan Kwok Bong were in suits despite the heat

The Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Francis Ng Chun Yu, Simon Yam Tat Wa starred Emperor Motion Picture NOI MOK (INSIDE INFORMATION) is currently in production, but the team recently ran into many difficulties. The earlier downpours made many last minute changes to location shoots. Luckily the team including director Alan Mak Siu Fai and producer Tin Kai Man was full of experience and able to resolve any problem as it arose.

Two days ago, Sing Sing and Chan Kwok Bong in the sweltering heat shot an investigation scene in Sheung Wan. Although it was a dramatic scene, they wore heavy suits on the streets under the blazing sun. They walked around like they were carrying "human ovens". Although they were drenched, they were great actors as they got into character as soon as cameras started rolling. Chan Kwok Bong frowned on the street as the lawyer Sing Sing made a dominant appearance, and conversed with me. When many neighbors saw Sing Sing they took out their phones to take photos, but they were very orderly and did not hinder the shoot.

This dramatic scene took a dozen or so minutes to complete. Due to how hot and humid the das has been, after the shoot the first thing Sing Sing did was to "remove his armor". He took off the suit jacket. For the convenience of the team he remained on the set despite the heat and watched playback with the director and the producer. He did not return to the vehicle to enjoy the air conditioning as the team remained united.

Sing Sing was resistant to heat as well as fighting. Reportedly, he and Ng Chun Yu teamed up against the film's big boss. In it they had their share of action scenes and gun fights. Earlier in an ending scene he was injured on the wire, but still toughed out the pain as he did not want to hinder the progress. In the film he was also a taekwondo instructor. The team requested for him to kick higher than his head, thus he would stretch whenever he had free time in preparation. In addition, as the financial director and dangerous figure Yam Tat Wa was also hurt from a 5 floor fall. Despite having a double on hand, he still insisted on personally performing many action scenes. Even with his injury he still persisted until the final minute. He did not ask to stop the shoot.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

[2022.06.29] FOR THE WEEK ENDING SUNDAY, JUNE 26 2022

For the week ending Sunday June 26 2022
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LOOK UP POSTER

10 LOOK UP
    Can : Yut Yeung Dik Tin Hung
    Lit : The Same Sky
    d. Daniel Chan Yee-Hang, Tim Poon, Hau Chor Fung, Yip Ching Hang
    Ivana Wong Yuen Chi, Shek Sau, Chu Pak Him, Kevin Chu Kam Yin,
      Michelle Yim (Mai Suet), Stephanie Che Yuen Yuen,
      Anna Ng Yuen Yee,Aaron Chow Chi Kwan, Alex Lam Tak Shun,
      Philip Keung Ho Man, Hubert Wu Hung Kwan, Ben Yuen Fu Wa,
      Eric Tsui Ho Cheong, Jackie Kwok Tung Choi, Eddie Cheung Siu Fai,
      Jacquelin Chong Si Man, Bobular Wong Sing Yui, Wong Yik Ho,
      Terry Zou (Chow Man Ching), Cecilia So Lai Shan, Bipin Karma
    Rating : IIA
    Length : 117 mins.
    Opening June 23 2022

[ CINEMA CITY ]
    Jointly presented by Hong Kong's four renowned film companies -- Sil-Metropole Organization, Emperor Motion Pictures, Medai Asia Film and One Cool Film Production, LOOK UP is a Sil-Metropole Organization production that is produced by John Chong, directed by young filmmakers Daniel Chan, Tim Poon, Elvis Hau and Sunny Yip, and set for theatrical release on June 23 2022. LOOK UP is the only local film that celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Hong Kong Handover.

    On the occassion of this momentous anniversary, the film hopes to bring joy to everyone. It seeks to understand how young people pursue their ideals and grow by learning to embrace the people and things around them. LOOK UP depicts 25 years in the life of Shun, showing how he helps an autistic artist find self-confidence, resolves a conflict between father and son, promotes the cultural integration of pop music and traditional Cantonese opera, and encourges a South Asian young man to chase his lion dance dream.

THE LOST CITY POSTER

  9 THE LOST CITY
    d. Aaron Nee, Adam Nee
    Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe,
      Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Brad Pitt, Oscar Nunez

SUMIKKO GURASHI: THE LITTLE WIZARD IN THE BLUE MOONLIGHT POSTER

  8 SUMIKKO GURASHI: THE LITTLE WIZARD IN THE BLUE MOONLIGHT
    AKA : SUMIKKO GURASHI THE MOVIE: THE MAGICAL CHILD OF THE BLUE MOONLIT NIGHT
    d. Takahiro Omori
    Japanese Animation
    Rating : I
    Length : 65 mins.
    Opening June 23 2022

[ CINEMA CITY ]
    The main characters go on a camping trip one day in the fall, and that night there was a large and blue moon overhead. They remember a legend that once every five years, on the night of a large and blue full moon, magical cretures will visit the town. As it is said in the legend, five wizard brothers have descended upon the city. Parks, supermarket nd forests were enchanted one after another, and the dazzling and colored city was like party venue. Soon, the fun night was coming to an end and the wizards were coming back to the moon. However, "Tapioca" was amongthem. It was mistaken for the youngest "Five" and taken away...?

ELVIS POSTER

  7 ELVIS
    d. Baz Luhrmann
    Tom Hanks, Austin Butler, Olivia DeJonge

THE BLACK PHONE POSTER

  6 THE BLACK PHONE
    d. Scott Derrickson
    Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, Ethan Hawke

BROKER POSTER

  5 BROKER
    Can : Hai Ji Juen Won Jam
    d. Hirokazu Koreeda
    Song Kang Ho, Gang Dong Won, Doona Bae, Lee Ji Eun, Lee Joo Young
    Rating : IIA
    Length : 129 mins.
    Opening June 11 2022 (Preview)
    Opening June 23 2022
    Trailer : https://youtu.be/Yw98Lfo7Yus

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    "Sanghyeon" is always struggling from debt, and "Dongsu" works at a baby box facility. On a rainy night, they steal the baby "Woosung," who was left in the baby box, to sell him at a good price. Meanwhile, detectives were watching, and they quietly track them down to capture the crucial evidence.

UNCHARTED POSTER

  4 UNCHARTED
    d. Ruben Fleischer
    Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas

JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION POSTER

  3 JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION
    d. Colin Trevorrow
    Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, DeWanda Wise, Isabella Sermon,
      Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neil,
      Omar Sy, BD Wong, Justice Smith, Daneilla Pineda

LIGHTYEAR POSTER

  2 LIGHTYEAR
    d. Angus MacLane
    Disney Pixar Animation
    English Voices: Chris Evans, Keke Palmer, Peter Sohn,


TOP GUN MAVERICK POSTER

  1 TOP GUN MAVERICK
    d. Joseph Kosinski
    Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Monica Barbaro,
      Val Kilmer, Lew Pullman, Glen Powell, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris

[2022.06.29] FOR THE WEEK STARTING SATURDAY, JUNE 25 2022

For the week starting Saturday, June 25 2022 (Week 26)

VIUTV CHILL CLUB CHART


  5 OBSCENE
  Can : Wui Sor
  Poki Ng

  4 BLOODY WARMTH
  Can : Jo Seung 37.2 Doh
  Vincy Chan (Wing Yi)

  3 SIN NO MAKI
  Can : Shun Ji Guen
  Anson Kong

  2 CHERLAS
  Choi Gat Si Dik Oi
  Hins Cheung King Hin


  1 CAUTION WET FLOOR
  Can : Siu Sum Dei Wat
  MC Cheung Tin Fu

[2022.06.29] KEVIN CHENG HAS NO PERSONAL CONTACT WITH DADA CHAN OR REBECCA ZHU

Kevin Cheng and Dada Chan set the ground rules for their passionate bed scenes before hand

 

Dada Chan gets her wish to play a mental patient and challenge her acting

Rebecca Zhu says that she has a very open standard and looks forward to going even further
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Dada Chan, Kevin Cheng and Rebecca Zhu promote BURNING
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In the film BURNING (FUN SUN), Dada Chan Jing played a piano teacher who interfered into doctor Kevin Cheng Ka Wing and his wife Rebecca Zhu's marriage. Dada said, "This time I played an obsessed woman. Finally I could play a mental patient. I was able to jump out of the frame and play patient with post traumatic disorder, fear of closed space and paranoia and fear. I actually love Ka Wing to the point of madness, with a destructive tendency, which gave my acting bug its fill!" However she joked that in real life she had not love so "insanely", because she was very sensible with relationships. She absolutely would not love to hurt others! Cheng Ka wing said that he did not have any way to contact Zhu Chenli and Chan Jing because he had no need at all.

Has Ka Wing ran into the other half who was this obsessed with him? Ka Wing said, "I really don't want to, this is men's worst nightmare. I don't want it to happen. For a married man with a family and wife and children he really loved, I absolutely wouldn't want this to happen." He pointed out that in the film he did not know whether they had a relationship, because the character got drunk and blacked out. He could not remember it, only that he was in trouble. In real life would this happen? Ka Wing said, "No, when a man blacked out maybe something would happen. 30% consciousness while you were drunk. Since I was unconscious. I would definitely know if I was 2/3 drunk. Since I was unconscious what would happen. It's impossible for me, so it's a con. In the story it probably didn't happen either!"

Was the opposite sex off limits to him after marriage? Ka Wing admitted that he had no phone or email contact with Dada and Zhu Lichen. "If necessary I would avoid any misunderstanding, if anything happens we would communicate at work!" What if the other person ask for his number? He felt that this would not be necessary. If they wanted it then something else would happen. Even with being friends he had neither the time nor the interest. "Now my life is all work, sports, remote controlled car racing. The rest of the time I would be with my wife and two sons. So when you ask for my number, if it's work the call would go to my manager. For private use it's unnecessary!" In that phone would he remove all female friends' phone number? Ka Wing said, "Then you wouldn't need to, if you don't want to listen put it on mute until it would stop!" Was his wife Grace Chan Hoi Lam very at ease? Ka Wing joked, "I hope, but I wouldn't tell her to relax. It's my everyday performance, but everyday I am at home. What else would I do?"

In BURNING Ka Wing and Dada had no bed scene, but a passionate struggle near the piano and barricade. Ka Wing said that Grace did not come to supervise, but he gave her advanced warning on which passion scenes would be shot. "Although I don't need to talk in discussion, I still have to tell her. If not I would probably be dead!" Speaking of intimate scene, Ka Wing admitted that it was more awkward for me than Dada. "Actors would always be more awkward than actresses, they also want any misunderstanding the least. Because girls wouldn't be thought of as the problem, but if actors have to have some violent behavior, it would lead to many problems. Thus during the shoot we had to be clear. The script only briefly described in text and not specifically say the standard of physical contact. I kept thinking about the visual and the level of standard. In order to achieve good result, after communicating with Dada we began the shoot."

Dada said that while working on the intimate scenes Ka Wing was just as serious. He would pay attention to the result visually, so she was very grateful to him. "Actually for this type of scenes not just the girl would be scared, the fear is even to both male and female. So we properly communicate where we couldn't touch. We would try to avoid them. During the performance we would try to coordinate with the character!" Ka wing praised Dada for her professionalism. "She is an actor with a lot of sense. She is sentimental. Without regard for skill she would have unexpected result!" Dada praised Ka Wing and said that she learned a lot from him, because he was able to keep his eyes all over. He was very precise with his intricate expression. Ka Wing humbly said, "I am an 'old hand'! My age really is greater than hers by a lot!"

In the film Rebecca Zhu played a kind wife and mother but lured a wolf in. She felt that the reason was she wanted to test whether her husband would cheat. In real life she never wanted to test her boyfriend, mainly because when she dated she would trust the other person 100%. She also felt that her boyfriend's score was earned. Luckily she has not run into any scum. Dada also said that when she was young she was naive. Maybe she would feel her ex boyfriend was scum, but now she would look forward to the future more than looking back at past experience. Chu Chu admitted that she really wanted to play Dada's character this time. She also wanted to play some mentally challenged or characters with mental disorder. In the past she was limited by television standards. She hoped to be able to make the challenge in film. "My standard is very wide, but no one has dared to test where my standard is and discover the dramatic effect that is impossible to happen with Zhu Chenli!"