Wednesday, May 25, 2022

[2022.05.26] AARON KWOK BRINGS HIS ENTIRE FAMILY TO BID FAREWELL TO HIS MANAGER'S FATHER

Aaron Kwok is one of the pallbearers

Siu Mei carries her father's photo out of the funeral parlor
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Moka Fang tightly follows Aaron Kwok into the funeral parlor
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The appearance of Aaron Kwok and his family causes a stir.  Aaron Kwok takes the lead and clears the way for them.

Siu Mei is grateful that her father passed peacefully, and all 3 daughter were by his side

Albert Yeung and Winnie Yu pay their respect
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Aaron Kwok Fu Sing's manager Siu Mei (Leung Mei Mei)'s father Leung Kwai Wing past away on April 26th. His family began services for him yesterday at the Hong Kong Funeral Parlor with a Taoist ceremony. Today after the funeral the remains would be transported to the Cape Collinson Crematorium. Yesterday those paying their respect included Kwok Fu Sing, Emperor boss Albert Yeung Sau Sing, TVB executive Ho Lai Chuen and his wife, choreographer Sunny Wong. Many in the industry also sent floral arrangements, including Mr. and Mrs. Leo Ku Kui Ke, Mr. and Mrs. Julian Cheung Chi Lam, Mr. and Mrs. Shum Ka Wai, Charlie Yeung Choi Nei, Irene Wan Bik Ha, Vivian Lai Shui Yan, directors Teddy Chan Tak Sum and Soi Cheang Pou Soi.

Siu Mei and her family were on hand early at the altar. Dressed in black Siu Mei later went downstairs for interviews. With red eyes and tissue in hand she was sorrowful, holding back her tears as she said that due to the pandemic the funeral could not be a big event. However they were still doing Taoist ceremonies, something for Papa.

She revealed that Papa played a very important role in the promotion of basketball. She still missed Papa since his passing and also praised how great he was. Siu Mei said, "Papa with Heaven, Earth and People would have been 100, a century of life was very glorious. When Papa passed he was very peaceful, like he was in deep sleep. However this time Papa's passing was somewhat sudden, mainly it was from elderly deterioration. Last month on the 25th, Papa suddenly was unconscious and we panicked. We immediately rushed him to the emergency room. When we arrived (at the hospital his condition) was already not too ideal. As children of course we hoped that Papa would improve, but after treatment, at night we received a call from the hospital that Papa's condition wasn't ideal. The family rushed to the hospital and all three sisters were able to see Papa off on his final journey, until Papa's final second." Did her father have any wish to fulfill? Siu Mei said, "He achieved them, Papa told me to live hard, I have worked very hard in this aspect. Papa also was able to see Older sister's children graduate from universities, so he went very peaceful. Canada's grandchildren and relatives, after numerous miles and obstacles, after finishing their quarantine were able to attend the funeral."

Around 6:50 PM, Kwok Fu Sing and his wife Moka Fang arrived in a vehicle with another with his daughters, his mother in law and a domestic assistant following tightly. In a black suit Sing Sing did not stop after arriving and looked solemn. Originally Moka Fang wanted to pick up their daughters after getting off the vehicle, but due to the chaotic scene Sing Sing immediately walked up to protect his family. The domestic assistant carried the older daughter while Grandpa carried the younger one. The party under the escort of six staff members' protection went straight to first floor.

Sing Sing later spoke to the media. He said that Siu Mei's Papa watched him grew up. Normally he would call him "Uncle Leung". As everyone knew Uncle Leung was well respected in the basketball world. He also recalled that on holidays he would go and dine at Uncle Leung's home. Each time he saw him he would feel very intimate, gentle and warm, always full of smiles for the younger generations. Sing Sing also revealed that today he would attend the funeral and be one of the pallbearers.

[2022.05.26] ALEX LAM AND MICHELLE YIM PERFORM CHINESE OPERA HIP HOP SONG FOR NEW FILM

Shiga Lin admits that she is almost crazy over Jasper Liu
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Shiga Lin is all excited about chasing stars

Alex Lam looks forward to his new film release
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The film DON'T FORGET I LOVE YOU two nights ago held its Hong Kong premiere. Although due to the pandemic the leads were unable to come and promote in Hong Kong, investor Daneil Lam Siu Ming, director Barbara Wong Chun Chun attended as well as artist friends like Stephanie Cheng Yung, Shiga Lin, Alex Lam Tak Shun, Adam Pak Tin Nam and Pierre Ngo Ka Nin. Shiga Lin admitted that she really liked Jasper Liu and even joined the star chasers. Not only did she pay attention to her idol's whereabouts, once because she learned that he was staying at the same hotel she got very excited and went to go over and pretend to "run into" him.

;Lam Tak Shun came to support director Wong Chun Chun. He was invited to attend the premiere due to his father George Lam Chi Cheung he and the director have known each other. Lam Tak Shun said that he only found out many friends also came after arriving. Now that food was permitted at the movies, he also bought a big bag of popcorn to enjoy. Lam Tak Shun early in the year worked on a film that would commemorate the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong Hand Over, LOOK UP (YUT YEUNG DIK TING HUNG). It would open on June 23th. His segment in the film recorded 4 songs, which have already been released and could be heard over the past few days. Among them was his Cantonese Opera Hip Hop duet with Michelle Yim (Mai Suet). He praised Sister Mai Suet for her precise performance. The song's mixture of Chinese and Western styles was very refreshing.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

[2022.05.25] FOR THE WEEK ENDING SUNDAY, MAY 22 2022

For the week ending Sunday May 22 2022
Photos courtesy of Yahoo! Movies Hong Kong


THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD POSTER

10 THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD
    d. Joachim Trier
    Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, Herbert Nordrum

AMBULANCE POSTER

  9 AMBULANCE
    d. Michael Bay
    Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Eiza Gonzalez

MY BEST FRIEND'S BREAKFAST POSTER

  8 MY BEST FRIEND'S BREAKFAST
  Can : Ngor Hap Liu Na Nam Hai Yut Jing Nin Dik Jo Chan
    d. Ryan Tu
    Moon Lee, Eric Chou, Jean Ho, Edison Song
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 119 mins.
  Opening May 11 2022
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/rLfOoLVX_8A

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    17-year-old sophomore Xiang Wei-xin sees food as the most healing and important thing in life. That's how she meets Tao You-quan: in the convenience store on campus.

    When Xiang Wei-xin needs five more bucks to pay for her favorite pineapple bun, Tao You-quan chips in and saves her day. The next day, she witnesses a breakup scene by the pool in school, and it turns out to be You-quan and his cheating girlfriend who refuses to let go. Wei-xin comes up with an idea and uses her best friend/campus belle Fang Qi-ran as an excuse to intervene, ending their relationship. To her, she's returning the favor by helping out.

    Since that day, Qi-ran’s been receiving two breakfasts, a wooing gesture from two guys. Qi-ran is not interested and gives them to her foodie best friend Wei-xin so they don't go to waste. Wei-xin is strapped for cash, and to be able to eat to her heart’s content every day is more than satisfying. Meanwhile, Zhang Yuan-shuo, the president of Guitar Club, uses free milk tea to get Wei-xin to say yes to do a solo show on the school's anniversary. There is only one catch: she can't really play guitar. In a chance encounter on the rooftop, You-quan offers to teach her guitar; therefore to Wei-xin, it doesn't seem like that much of a daunting challenge anymore...

    Like most 17-year-old girls, Wei-xin imagines all kinds of scenarios in her future life, and You-quan, Qi-ran and Yuan-shuo do too. At the beginning of the story, they never expect so much can happen in a year and that there will be all kinds of hurdles in life...

    The good news is that they eventually find the answers on their way to adulthood.


THE BATMAN POSTER

  7 THE BATMAN
    d. Matt Reeves
    Robert Pattinson, Andy Serkis, Jeffrey Wright,
      Zoe Kravitz, Colin Farrell, John Turturro,
      Paul Dano, Peter Sarsgaard

FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE POSTER

  6 FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE
    d. David Yates
    Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Callum Turner,
      Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Mads Mikkelsen

THE BATTLE AT LAKE CHANGJIN II POSTER

  5 THE BATTLE AT LAKE CHANGJIN II
    d. Tsui Hark
    Wu Jing, Jackson Yee, Duan Yihong, Zhang Hanyu, Zhu Yawen, Li Chen,
      Elvis Han, Geng Le, Du Chun
 Rating : IIB
 Length : 149 mins.
 Opening May 12 2022

[ MCL CINEMA ]
    During the second battle of the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea, the 9th Corps Command issues an order for the 7th Infantry Company to attack the Sumun Bridge. The 7th Company suffers a tough march to the Sumun Bridge. The soldiers are near their limits, every step forward in the midst of the harsh weather only means another great challenge to the body and mind...

    When they inch close to the Sumun Bridge, the 7th Company perseveres with sheer and steel-like willpower. They bomb and destroy every attempt the US Army makes to repair the Bridge. Three grueling clashes – and the 7th Company finally manage to block the US Army's retreat to Xingnan Port.

MORBIUS POSTER

  4 MORBIUS
    d. Daniel Espinosa
    Jared Leto, Matt Smith,
      Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, Tyrese Gibson

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE POSTER

  3 EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
    d. Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
    Michelle Yeoh (Yeung Chi King), Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan,
      James Hong, Jamie Lee Curtis, Harry Shum Jr.

JUJUTSU KAISEN: ZERO POSTER

  2 JUJUTSU KAISEN: ZERO
    d. Park Sunghoo
    Japanese Animation
    Rating : IIA
    Length : 105 mins.
    Opening May 19 2022
    Teaser : https://youtu.be/xC-chvgpI9k

[ MCL CINEMA ]
    Yuta Okkotsu witnessed the death of his childhood sweetheart in a traffic accident.

    "Promise me we'll marry each other when we grow up!"

    Rika was turned into a cursed spirit. Haunted by her spirit, Okkotsu wanted to end his life.

    But he was taken to the Jujutsu High by the most powerful Jujutsu Sorcerer, Satoru Gojo.

    There, Okkotsu met his new classmates: Maki Zen'in, Toge Inumaki, and Panda.

    There, he made a decision.

    "I want to have the courage to live on!"

    "I'll break Rika's curse at Jujutsu High."
    On the other hand, a mysterious villain has shown up. He is none other than Suguru Geto, the man banished by Jujutsu High for the massacre of innocent lives in cold blood.

    Suguru wants to build a paradise of Jujutsu Sorcerers and eliminate all non-sorcerers.

    He will unleash a thousand curses in Shinjuku and Kyoto.

    Can Okkotsu stop Suguru before it's too late?

    Can he break Rika's curse?



DR. STRANG IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS POSTER

  1 DR. STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS
    d. Sam Raimi
    Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor,
      Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, Michael Stuhlbarg, Rachel McAdams

[2022.05.25] FOR THE WEEK STARTING SATURDAY, MAY 21 2022

For the week starting Saturday, May 21 2022 (Week 21)

VIUTV CHILL CLUB CHART


  5 INNERSPACE
  MIRROR

  4 EMBRACE YOURSELF
  Can : Sai Gai Yu Nei Mo Guan
  Panther Chan Lui

  3 NOBODY BUT YOURSELF
  Can : Moot Yau Yun Hor Yi Wai Nei Hung Fook Fu Jak
  Alfred Hui Ting Hung

  2 WORDS OF THE WORK
  Can : Jok Ban Dik Suet Wa
  Keung To


  1 STILL NAIVE
  Can : Yau Ji Mei Yuen
  Raymond Lam Fung

Monday, May 23, 2022

[2022.05.24] DAYO WONG SPENT TWO YEARS TO STUDY HIS NEW FILM SCRIPT

The film about lawyers would naturally has many court scenes 
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Fish Liew and Louise Wong are very happy to be able to work with Dayo Wong and get the chance to learn from him

Adam Pak feels stressed about rehearsing with Renci Yeung and Dee Ho and has to do all of his homework before hand.
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Dayo Wong Tze Wa, Tse Kwan Ho, Bowie Lam Bo Yi, Michael Wong Man Tak, Louise Wong Dan Nei, Fish Liew Chi Yu, Dee Ho Kai Wa, Renci Yeung Sze Wing, Adam Pak Tin Nam and Vincent Kok Tak Siu yesterday attended the film DUK SIT DAI JONG (POISON TONGUED LAWYER)'s production start ceremony in Fan Lan. Director Ng Wai Lun described the story to be about a jerk against a group of upper class scum. He handed the jerk to Tze Wa to play because Wong has not been seen scolding and jabbing at people in a very long time. Tze Wa said, "I hope to have good box office!"

Tze Wa said that in the film he would play a judge and a lawyer. He would yell at people, make fun and battle brains and brawn. Would he improvise at anytime? He said, "No, the director is also the screenwriter. Earlier he wrote UNBEATABLE (GIK JIN). This story is also very well written, with drama galore. After I took the role, I spent two years to scam the script. It is highly difficult." would he have any action scene in the film? He joked, "This I have avoid a little, the level of upheaval in the drama is already enormous."

Wong Dan Nei said that she was excited to be working with Tze Wa and many elders. She wanted to take advantage of the chance to learn from Tze Wa. Tze Wa also gave a funny tip. "Take one step at a time, when the boat docks it will naturally be straight." Wong Dan Nei and Liew Chi Yu last time played sisters in ANITA. This time they again would have scenes together, and would have a love hate relationship. Liew Chi Yu believed the performance would be a lot of fun.

Yeung Sze Wing in the film would play law partners with Tze Wa and Ah Dee. For the dialogue and legal terms, she would need to do a lot of homework so she appeared nervous. She said, "Tze Wa and Ah Dee have quick wit, with them I am afraid I wouldn't be able to follow. Luckily we constantly see each other lately at table reads. (Would you be worried that Ah Dee would play tricks on you?) I instead would look forward to him taking care of the catering. The last time we worked together, his assistance team brought a lot of delicacies for us to enjoy."

Ah Dee pointed out that his character would carry the comedy load, but Tsz Wa himself was extremely charming so he would need to do his share. "I would have to coordinate, I couldn't steal the spotlight excessively. I would have to consider how to work with other actors and set off spark." Pak Tin Nam said that his Chinese was not great, so he felt pressure from working opposite Ah Dee and Yeung Sze Wing and had to do all of his homework too.

[2022.05.24] HONG KONG GOLD SONG AWARDS WILL TAKE PLACE JULY 24TH AT TELEVISION CITY

In early January, RTHK consultant (programming) Ho Chung Yan and TVB general manager Eric Tsang attended the Hong Kong Gold Song 2021/2022 press conference
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The Rookie Award is rumored to be as good as Gigi Yim's

Jilly Vidal and Kaho Hung are nominated for the Best Improvement Award
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Postponed due to the fifth wave of the pandemic, the Hong Kong Gold Song Awards 2021/2022 will take place on Sunday, July 24th at Television City. At the same time the event announced that it has invited musician Chiu Tsang Hei to create a new chapter of award show theme song for Hong Kong Gold Song, and the all newly produced Hong Kong Gold Song awards would be born as well. The newly minted awards would be a Chinese character "gold" in 3D, with the world recognized tremble clef symbol. The words "Hong Kong Gold Song" would be etched on the pillar the symbol would rest on.

The Hong Kong Gold song would present awards in 13 categories that merged public voting, professional evaluation and public survey data. They would be the "Gold Song Award", "Rookie Award", "Chinese Song Award", "Male Singer", "Female Singer", "Band", "Best Duet Award", "Best Series Song Award", "Global Chinese Ultimate Song Award", and the professional jury selected "CASH Creative Singer Award", "Best Chinese Record Award", "The Best Improvement Award of the Year", and the "Honorary Award".

The event announced "the Best Improvement Award" nominees Jill Vidal (Wing Sze), Mischa Ip Hau Lam, Feanna Wong Suk Man, Kaho Hung,Jace Chan Hoi Wing, Zaine Sze Hong Kiu, Sukie Shek Wing Lei, Simon On Chun Ho, Karen Kong Or Won and the band ONE PROMISE.

This award selection committee would, according to singers' overall performance in the election period (November 14 2020 to January 19 2022), including each major media's music chart performance, record sales, concert performance and other factors, name the nominees, then the professional jury would provide scores to select the winner. The results would be unveiled and the night of the award show and the award would be presented then.

On the night of the award, TVB and Radio and Television Hong Kong through radio, television and internet would broadcast the event live in its entirety. The Hong Kong Gold Song Awards would also receive the all support from the industry and various organizations including the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong (CASH), the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI Hong Kong Group), the Hong Kong Recording Industry Alliance, the Hong Kong Record Merchants Association, Beijing Radio and Television Station, Radio Shanghai FM 101, Guangdong Radio and Television Music FM, Tianjin Radio and Television Station; and the accounting firm of Patrick Wong CPA that would be responsible for the tabulation of the results. The event's "Music sharing platform" JOOX would fully promote this music event, through its platform it would invite even more music fans to vote, support the uniquely Hong Kong music culture and continue to spread it.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

[2022.05.23] BOSCO WONG IS RUMORED FOR THE "I HAVE A DATE WITH A VAMPIRE" MOVIE

The Eric Wan played "Fong Tin Yau" was rumored to be played by Bosco Wong

Joey Man as "Ma Siu Ling" has left a deep impression in the hearts of many viewers
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The Joey Man Yi Man starred ATV series I HAVE A DATE WITH A VAMPIRE (NGOR WOR GEUNG SI YAU GOR YEUK WUi) remained a classic in the hearts of many viewers years later. Recent rumors claimed that the series would be remade into a movie, with Man Yi Man's husband Chan Sap Sam as the producer, the screenwriter and the director and the title would be changed to I HAVE A DATE WITH MA SIU LING (MY DATE WITH MA SIU LING). The film would begin production in October this year.

The cast was also unveiled, originally rumored to be the new "Ma Siu Ling" in place of Man Yi Man was Fiona Sit Hoi Kei, but in the end the negotiation was unsuccessful. The male protagonist "Fong Tin Yau" was rumored to be Bosco Wong Chung Chak; Man Yi Man would also guest starred in a role to support her husband as two generations of "Ma Siu Ling" would share the screen!