Monday, October 3, 2022

[2022.10.04] HINS CHEUNG BURNS UP HALF A MILLION IN ONE MINUTE

Hins Cheung has special training before the shoot to learn to shoot the gun

CHIU shoots an explosion scene at Central

The stuntman lies down on the job
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Singer Hins Cheung King Hin began working on his new film. Yesterday at Central he shot a deafening explosion scene. The 1 minute scene already cost half a million! Hin Jai was fearless and said that he would personally challenge a series of fight scenes. After years away from the silver screen, Cheung King Hin recently "returned" to star in the Emperor Lunar New Year comedy CHIU SUN GAING HAI GIP ONG (SUPER CRAZY ARMED ROBBERY CASE). The team earlier already began production under low profile. Yesterday morning over 100 people on staff gathered at Central, including guest star MISS MASK PAGEANT 2 candidate Wong Wing Heng. The team blocked off roads to shoo the film's opening. Reportedly, the short 1 minute footage already cost HK$ 500,000. Many stunt people were on hand as well as many gun fights and explosion scenes took place. Playing the security guard, Hin Jai put a lot of effort into the character. Before hand he accepted shooting training, and he would personally perform almost all of the stunts. In the face of the dusty explosion scene he still showed no fear. He even revealed that later he would be hung up and beaten. "I heard that someone would streak. (Would you be willing?) Then I have to discuss the salary first, haha!"

Speaking of the gun fight scene, Hin Jai revealed that he was an "old hand'. While in school in the Mainland he accepted military training. "Mainland students had these courses. At the time when I shot there was kick back, my chest was bruised. This time I would use a pistol and a rifle, and the shots won't be continuous. Several bullets already equal to I don't know how many rice boxes." Yesterday the temperature reached over 30 degrees Celsius. He had to wear 4 layers of clothes including the bulletproof vest, although he was sweating bullets he was still very focused. After about 2 hours he finished all of the shoot, which went very smoothly.

As for his character this time, he said, "The one who comes running to take the credit, in front of junior Jeffrey he prevents to be the veteran. Every company has this type of people, haha! (How are you getting along with other actors?) Earlier we just worked for a day, i feel I have to hold back a little. All of 'Lord Hin's' odd stuff are out, like me normally. (Are you almost dizzy from the heat?) Yesterday when we officially shot we immediately had to work on a fight scene, which was even tough. Even the 'undies' were all wet!"

Hin Jai said that he was already fully prepared mentally. Later he would shoot a major scenes in the hills and he believed that the environment would be even worse. "Actually I only have one costume, this costume would become more and more worn, I would get dirtier and dirtier." Would the cast have any addition? He admitted, "This time the main cast is in the 20s, the director and I have been looking for a mystery guest, but we haven't made the final confirmation. Maybe if the script feels right we would add someone, the cast could easily go over 100. I hope to bring a pleasant surprise to everyone."

[2022.10.04] CATHERINE CHAU, GLADYS LI HARASSES EKIN CHENG ON THE SET

Catherine Chau, Gladys Li
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Catherine Chau Ka Yi and Gladys Li Ching Kwan earlier spoke to Hong Kong Open Television about their new film. The new film's subject was dodge ball, which neither has played before. Playing an athlete Li Ching Kwan said, "I always thought dodge ball was a more alternative sports, which would be mistaken for keep away. Both are those childhood games. Once I came in contact with this sport, I realized that actually it was very serious. Before the shoot I trained for almost a month, played twice a week. It was very tough."

Playing the social worker, Chau Ka Yi said that this time was different from her usual character. "This time was gentler, a little silly, very passionate, very enthusiastic, a little naive, very simple and direct, whatever she wants to do she rushes to do it, without thinking too much. Actually I can play more comedy, I don't want to play all the crying and sobbing anymore. It's very tough, but it is always offered to me. Boyfriend is dead, husband is dead, all are very dramatic things, the type that melts make up with tears, the very tragic type. If everyone after watching me in a comedy thinks it could work, please support me in making comedy. It's a little more comfortable."

Both were very happy to work with Dior Cheng Yi Kin, who played the coach. Li Ching Kwan said that before the match there was something that everyone would scream for. "We would try to touch Ekin's hand the fastest, because usually he would extend his hand. When he said Pink Youth team, we would fight for it. We would very happily say, I touched Ekin's hand." Chau Ka Yi also said, "It was very awkward for Ekin, being surrounded by girls all the time." Li Ching Kwan added, "We always sang his songs, kept saying he was handsome, which made him feel very embarrassed."

[2022.10.03] STEPHY TANG WAITS FOR BENEFITS AFTER THE FILM PASSES HK$ 60 MILLION

Carina Lau asks Louis Koo to keep her in mind for the sequel
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Both Peter Chan and Stephy Tang celebrate a birthday this month and both wish for the movie to go further at the box office
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Dayo Wong and Stephy Tang thank the audience for supporting TABLE FOR SIX
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Dayo Wong gets tearfully sentimental when talking about one scene in the film

TABLE FOR SIX gets as close as to have everyone at the audience appreciation event, with Louis Cheung, Ivana Wong, Peter Chan, Stephy Tang, Dayo Wong and director Sunny Chan

Carina Lau attends her first audience appreciation event for WARRIORS OF FUTURE.  Louis Koo says that if the film would reach HK$ 70 million he would have more good news to announce
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Stephy Tang Lai Yan, Louis Cheung Kai Chung and Ivana Wong Yuen Chi yesterday afternoon appeared at the cinema to attend their film TABLE FOR SIX (FAN HEI GUNG SUM) audience appreciation event. The film has been in release for about 1 month and already passed HK$ 50 million, which elevated the team's morale! One of the leads Lin Minchen has already left Hong Kong but greeted the audience over video chat, and led the crowd to wish Tang Lai Yan and Peter Chan Cham Man happy birthday in October.

Tang Lai Yan was asked if the box office would reach HK$ 60 million she would celebrate by being sexy. She said, "Earlire when I went on vacation in Italy, I took some similar swimsuit photos. We will see. (What birthday wish do you have?) Box office success. If it would pass HK$ 60 million, for a comedy it really would be record breaking."

How would Tang Lai Yan celebrate her birthday? She said that she would spend it in audience appreciation events. When she would see the audience happy then she would be happy. Cheung Kai Chung thanked the audience for their support and believed that everyone would definitely have the chance to work together again. Wong Yuen Chi said that many family and friends watched the film again and again. Even more said that they would have to go to different cinemas to try different effects. Speaking of the director's interest in a sequel, she hoped that the director would arrange for several more gods for her to choose from. Would she choose Louis Koo Tin Lok? She said that her character had a god list, she would have to think about who to choose. Because her co-star Chan Cham Man hardly ever looked at her, he secretly left hate in her heart. Chan Cham Man asked her if Koo Tin Lok came she would still have to think about it? Wong Yuen Chi joked, "I wouldn't, but my character would."

Just completing his play Dayo Wong Tze Wa appeared at the film's audience appreciation event for the first time. When a viewer asked the most painful scene in the film, he actually got sentimental and broke down. He had to jump around several times to control his emotions.

Tze Wa got choked on on the stage and said that his character "big brother" was someone who really needed love and protection. When asked about the most painful scene in the film, he immediately got into the character's emotions. "One of the most painful scene was seeing Ma agin. At the time (Fish) Liew Chi Yu still hasn't begun acting yet, but as soon as I saw her come out in costume I cried. I imagined everyone seeing Ma in her youth, standing where you are and talking......" Before he finished he got emotional again, and joked that he looked really bad. The entire audience cheered him on. After regaining his composure he continued, "Sorry, I embarrassed myself today. I attended too few audience appreciation events, but I stress that I personally am not like this. As soon as I talk about Big Brother I would get into that world." As the event neared its end, a cake was brought out for October birthday kids Tang Lai Yan and Chan Cham Man to celebrate in advance.

Tze Wa pointed out that the box office performance exceeded expectation, initially it was only projected to be HK$ 30 million. He joked that if it would be able to break into the Chinese language film box office top ten he would be even happier. Would he want to defeat the already second place WARRIORS OF FUTURE (MING YUT JIN GEI)? Tze Wa said that he only hoped for TABLE to be able to go even further. As for director Sunny Chan Wing Sun's intention for a sequel with the original team, other actors all said that Tze Wa's schedule was difficult to deal with. He said, "You can't just count me alone, all six people are very important. We can't be without any of us. However if everyone says that, I would definitely make room." Tze Wa even said that he looked forward to the next audience appreciation event. "If we would reach HK$ 60 million it would be a very joyous thing, meaning that many viewers have had a lot of fun from watching it."

Meanwhile, WARRIORS OF FUTURE after six weeks in release kept reaching new heights at the box office. Yesterday the film announced that it has already passed HK$ 65 million and had hope to break the 2016 film COLD WAR (HONG JIN)'s HK$ 66.82 million reord to become the highest grossing Chinese language film in Hong Kong. Koo Tin Lok, Carina Lau Ka Ling, Philip Keung Ho Nam, Kevin Chu Kam Yin, Ng Siu Hin and Law Ho Ming yesterday went to a cinema for an audience appreciation event. A viewer said that he has already seen it 25 times. Koo Tin Lok thanked the audience for going to the movies to support the film, hoped to set a new record for Hong Kong film history and become the highfest grossing Chinese language film.

Lau Ka Ling attended the audience appreciation event for the film for the first time, which Goo Jai joked that it was the first time in her life. Ka Ling said, "I promised Boss Koo if WARRIORS OF FUTURE would reach HK$ 70 million I would attend an audience appreciation event. Now we are close, we need to rely on everyone for the effort. I feel it would definitely be able to reach HK$ 70 million. Then we would be opening champagne and probably get a bonus." Koo Tin Lok responded, "Opening champagne is so minor, when we would get to HK$ 70 mill8ion we would have more good news to announce." Ka Ling thanked Koo Tin Lok for the opportunity. She felt that she was pretty cool in the film and was very honored to take place in Hong Kong's first science fiction film. She hoped that Koo Tin Lok would continue. She now would reserve her spot in the sequel, as she definitely would want a part in the next one.

[2022.10.03] JEFFREY NGAI WEARS FACIAL MASK FOR WORK

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The Hins Cheung King Hin starred Lunar New Year film CHIU SUN GAING HAI GIP ONG (SUPER CRAZY ARMED ROBBERY CASE) is in production. Earlier he revealed that he would leave the "heavy lifting" and muscle showing to his co-star Jeffrey Ngai. Jeffrey yesterday posted on social media, "Document a little, first day of the production start, Penguin reporting." In the video he was still wearing his mask. Lead Hin Jai made a number one gesture and posted, "good luck at job". However work began at 4:53 AM, truly a very "good morning".

Saturday, October 1, 2022

[2022.10.02] EDAN LUI'S NEW FILM IS A HARD TICKET TO GET IN BUSAN AND HONG KONG

Anson Lo and Edan Lui in HONG KONG FAMILY
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The Teresa Mo Shun Kwan, Tse Kwan Ho and Edan Lui Cheuk On starred film HONG KONG FAMILY (GOR SI GOR JIK) would open at the Busan Film Festival and become the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival opening film. Tickets to both screenings went on sale yesterdy and rapidly sold out in an hour. Mo Shun Kwan yesterday thanked viewers and pointed out that Busan Film Festival tickets were also hard to get. She wanted to congratulate director Eric Tsang Hing Weng and wish him a smooth trip to Busan. She would stream the film festival live on social media with him.

HONG KONG FAMILY would be released at the end of November. Fans also look forward to Edan and Anson Lo joining the team on the promotion.

Friday, September 30, 2022

[2022.10.01] NICK CHEUNG CONSIDERS HIMSELF SLOW ON ACTION SCENES

As Nick Cheung turns from idol to co-star, William Chan of course is happy.

Boss Albert Yeung visits the set to cheer everyone on

Over 10 years ago Shaun Tam worked with William Chan on a movie, but this movie would be his first with Nick Cheung

Known for his acting, Tony Yang's role has a lot of potential
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William Chan, boss Albert Yeung, Nick Cheung, producer Dante Lam
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William Chan admires idol Nick Cheung for insisting to continue to work after his injury

Nick Cheung jokes that Dante Lam often tortures him

Shaun Tam gets a tan and grows facial hair for his villain role
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Best Actor Nick Cheung Ka Fai and William Chan Wai Ting in the Emperor new film had a series of action scenes. They traded pleasantries as Ka Fai praised Chan Wai Ting as agile while Chan Wai Ting praised him for toughing out his role despite his injury and was very professional. He as early as 9 years ago already made Cheung his idol.

The over HK$ 200 million Emperor film BAU LIT DIM (EXPLOSION POINT) yesterday shot on location at Central under a amber rainstorm  warning. Producer Dante Lam Chiu Yin led actors Cheung Ka Fai, Chan Wai Ting, Shaun Tam Chun Yin, Tony Yang, Wong Yau Nam, Kevin Chu Kam Yin, Dai Yiu Ming, Jonathan Cheung Wing Hong, Aiden Hung Jor Sing and others all appeared. Although the weather was unstable, their morale was not affected. Boss Albert Yeung Sau Sing also visited the set to cheer on the actors.

With many scenes together in the film, Ka Fai and Chan Wai Ting traded pleasantries as soon as they saw each other. Ka Fai praised Chan Wai Ting as agile, during his fight scenes he seemed like he was fully charged like an electric vehicle. "He is more agile than the current me, back then I was very agile too. Now I am a little slow, because I made less action films, haha!" He had to watch himself during running scenes and fight scenes.

Away from Hong Kong film for awhile, Chan Wai Ting felt comfortable because for several months he only focused on one movie. He pointed out that early in the production Ka Fai did not understand him. When they ran into high difficult scenes, he was often asked if he would be able to handle it. "I can't look bad in front of him, so I had to risk my life during the performance. Most of the action scenes I tried to perform myself." Ka Fai explained that he was not questioning William. "With those who aren't trained in martial arts adjustment would be hard for us. However when we took our marks and I saw him hopping around, even then I didn't know he actually was very agile. He has a lot of potential to be an action actor. Next time he can just do the fighting I would just act."

Speaking of Ka Fai's injury from jumping off an overpass, he said, "Whenever I work on Lam Chiu Yin's movies, I either had to be on fire, jump off a building or eat feces. I get tortured in particular!" William praised idol Ka Fai for his professionalism. "I don't feel like I was being abused, I am even grateful that this time I was able to work with Director Lam Chiu Yin and Brother Ka Fai. So I took even more risk. I would try not to use a double. For the shot in which Brother Ka Fai and I jumped from the overpass, Brother Ka Fai actually didn't need to personally perform it. He still insisted. The first jump went great, then with the second jump he was injured. His persistence is well worth being admired!' Would he make Ka Fai his idol? He said, "He always has been, in 2013 I mentioned it in a post." For the film he turned down many Mainland jobs. He stated that it could not be measured with money. He was also linked to supermodel He Sui. He kept responded with he was focused on work. "I am dating Mom, putting Mom on the pedestal." Director Tong Wai Hon earlier said to him that he would have a shirt removal scene, so Chan Wai Ting already worked out actively and quit sugar. Later the director said that the scene was gone, after confirmation he no longer watched what he ate. Then several days later the director suddenly wanted him to take off his clothes. Chan Wai Ting said, "That day for a scene in which I hit (Philip) Keung Ho Man, the director suddenly wanted me to take off my shirt. My chocolate bar abdominals also became a blur."

Ka Fai earlier said that for the jump he actually did not need to be there, but when he appeared on the set the director asked him to jump from the 10 foot high catwalk. "William is taller and I am shorter, when both of us jumped together my steps were messed up. Finally my left leg was injured. After two weeks so far I still have to see the doctor as it hasn't recovered yet. For now we are shooting the dramatic scenes first."

After 7 years away from film, television best actor Shaun Tam Chun Yin got both a fresh and familiar feeling. He has worked with Chan Wai Ting and Wong Yau Nam before. Instead it would be the first time he would work with Cheung Ka Fai. Playing the villain, he kept his facial hair for several months already. With his tan he frightened the teachers when he appeared at his son's first grade interviews. "I look like a drug lord and gave the headmaster a very strange impression. Maybe he thought I had mental issues! (Do you have a lot of fight scenes?) Almost all of my scenes are fight scenes, in one scene I fought with Wong Yau Nam. He took quite a beating. (Was anyone hurt?) Everyone is, but they are superficial wounds." Because they would rather get the shot in one take than keep doing another one, they fought very realistically. When he actually hit Yau Nam he too felt the pain.

Earlier when he and Ka Fai had a fight scene in Wo Hap Shek, they suffered heat strokes one after another and needed ice for relief from the heat. "In the film we had to give the impression of men on the verge, so in the heat we had to wear coats, bulletproof vests and we had to run!" Years ago he and Lam Chiu Yin worked on a TVB series together and he has worked with action director Stephen Tung Wai many times. He only hoped to be able to get the best shot. The most memorable was a chase scene that took a week of overnight shoots. When he went to get salt tablets to prevent heat stroke, the clerk asked without a marathon race why would he buy any. He joked that working with Lam Chiu Yin was tougher than an Iron Men triathlon.

Tam Chun Yin revealed that soon he would fly to Malaysia for location shoot, after which he would not have time to rest as he would return to the Mainland for a TVB modern series. He joked, "Nothing I can do, tuition is expensive and I have to make a living. However actually I haven't worked on a series in over 10 months, this time would be good. I would be able to shave and look handsome for a modern series."

Coming from Taiwan, Tony Yang worked with Cheung Ka Fai and Lam Chiu Yin for the first time. When he heard the line up he immediately agreed to come to work in Hong Kong. The media joked that he was daring, working with the "Demon Director" before considering the issue of injury. He believed that the team would protect the actors properly. He was not afraid of getting hurt and felt it would be a very valuable experience. He would come to Hong Kong for 7 or 8 days, and would miss his daughter the most. Since he had to make money he could do nothing about that, he could only have video chats everyday and would buy toys to bring back to Taiwan for her. As for his Golden Bell award nomination, Tony said that this competition would be fierce and being nominated was already great.

[2022.10.01] GOLDEN HORSE AWARDS DISQUALIFIED BEST ORIGINAL SONG NOMINATION

Kay Tse and daughter Kakaball work on a commercial

Louis Cheung receives a Golden Horse Best Actor nomination, but his family's response has been lukewarm as usual
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Louis Cheung Kai Chung two nights ago attended a pop up event. Speaking of his film THE NARROW ROAD (JAT LO MEI CHUN)'s Golden Horse Best Actor nomination, he admitted that he was already very pleased with the nomination and praised each opponent to be just as outstanding. He said that his October and November work schedules have already been set, for now he did not know whether he would attend the award show. As for his family's reaction, he said, "Nothing, just like normal. Actually not just them, I was rehearsing for the concert at the time. When I got the news I was stunned for a second, then I continued the rehearsal."

In addition, NARROW originally had 4 Golden Horse Award nominations. The Golden Horse Executive Committee yesterday suddenly announced the its "Best Original Film Song" nomination was disqualified because the song has yet to be officially distributed but has already been performed publicly. It was not created just for the film either.