Friday, November 26, 2021

[2021.11.27] ANSON LO EXECUTES THE PERFECT LEAP

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The Anson Lo Hon Ting, Chloe So Ho Yi, Summer Chan Chi Huen, Heidi Lee Ching Yi and Alina Lee Yan Yi starred film SHOWBIZ SPY (GA MO NUI TUEN) with the opening day, the premiere and the advanced screenings made over HK$ 1.1 million on its first day. The cast and the crew were happy to see the results. Anson Lo would even appear at cinemas to thank the audience.

Anson Lo in the film also had his first martial art fight scene attempt. In order to handle action director Law Ho Ming's action designs, they had few action performance lessons. Anson Lo did not disappoint, as he was able to perform one of the leaps in one take. The performance had the crew applauding him in praise.

However Chan Chi Huen was not as lucky. When rehearsing one scene, she descended from a hand stand and sprained her neck. She could not move. As everyone was concerned, she withstood the pain and smiled as she comforted everyone. Luckily after going to the hospital and treatment from the doctors she was fine. Originally the doctor suggested for her to rest, but she did not want to hinder the production. The next day she insisted on going to work with a neck brace. Even the director and producer Charlie could not help but praise her professionalism.

[2021.11.27] LOUISE WONG AT FIRST WORRIES ABOUT FANS NOT ACCEPTING HER

Although ANITA has become a hit, Louise Wong does not hold out much hope for awards
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Louise Wong Dan Nei two nights ago performed at the online concert "A NIGHT OF ANITA". The film ANITA made HK$ 36 million. Lead Wong Dan Nei said that she never thought about what she would get in return, as she thought that she gained a lot already. She did not dare to think about whether she would win an award or not.

Wong Dan Nei said that being able to make ANITA was a type of destiny and sense of duty, for even more people to know Mui Yim Fong's story and reminisce. She hoped to be able to bring this film to go even further even more, to be able to go to different countries and regions; seeing viewers taking their parents and children to the movie, she felt that this film has already become a family gathering and she was very moved.

With the good box office and the film becoming the talk of the town, has Wong Dan Nei thought about winning an award with the film? She said that for a new actor, to be able to play such a meaningful character was already a huge gain. She truly did not dare to think about awards. Wong Dan Nei said, "At first I was the most worried about Mui Yim Fong's fans not accepting me, but after attending many audience appreciation events I saw that everyone truly sensed the entire team's sincerity and heart. Thus I was very happy. Now really more people know me, for that I am really grateful. This is also the first step, many people who have seen this film say they would look forward to my next one."

As for her husband Sheldon Lo Hau Yung's review, Wong Dan Nei said that her family and people who lived around her, whether parents or children they all said that they were proud of her. Earlier they only saw her leaving early and returning late, after watching the film they finally realized how hard the team worked to make this happen. She said, "They were happy for me that I was able to make this movie. (How has the family celebrated with you?) Earlier my family booked a show to watch this movie. On a certain level to me it is a gift, to watch with the family, to cry and to laugh together, I feel that the joy of the people around me or the joy of viewers after seeing this film, how moved the audience is to me is the biggest gift."

[2021.11.27] LOVE AFTER LOVE FEATURES OSCARS WINNERS ON ITS TEAM

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The Ann Hui On Wa directed, Ma Sichun and Eddie Peng Yu-Yan starred film LOVE AFTER LOVE (DAI YUT LO HEUNG) earlier opened officially. Yesterday the film company released a behind the scenes production special. Hui On Wa described the golden team that included music producer Ryuichi Sakamoto, cinematography director Christopher Doyle (To Ho Fung), costume designer Emi Wada, and has won over 176 heavyweight award with "They all have won Oscars!"

Emi Wada passed away on November 13 2021 at age 84. Early on with Akira Kurosawa's film RAN (1985) she won the Best Costume Design Oscar, the first Japanese woman to do so. LOVE was her final film. Hui On Wa has always had a dream of working with her "idol" Ryuichi Sakamoto. This time she even personally headed to Tokyo for a meeting and enabled this opportunity to work together this time.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

[2021.11.26] ANSON LO GETS A PHOTO WITH PATRICK TAM ON HIS PARENTS' ORDERS

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Anson Lo has many action scenes

Andrew Lam and 193 are just as funny and set off a lot of spark
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"Cult Leader" Anson Lo Hon Ting's first film as a lead actor, the Chui Tze Yu directed film SHOWBIZ SPY (GA MO NUI TUEN) was officially released yesterday. Earlier a premiere and many audience appreciation screenings took place. Cult Leader also personally participated, as many shows were showed out even before the film was released. Cult Leader in the film was fortunate enough to work with his parents' idol Patrick Tam Yiu Man in the film. He said that his parents asked him to get a photo and to report everything about Brother Tam to them when he got home.

As SHOWBIZ SPY fever hit the city, Anson Lo and other stars attended various audience appreciation events that became the focus. The film's advanced sales have been rather ideal. Cult Leader worked on his first film with many new attempts. Aside from martial art action he also had a female disguise. Resembling a student prince in school uniform, he with martial art action had many "Disciples" under his spell. Cult Leader said, "This was my first movie, the first fight scene in my life. I studied Tae Kwon Do when I was little, but after I never tried to fight. During the production I haven't had even the slightest bump. For fight scenes this time, I had several action training lessons. Because we had to rehearse the marks, punching back and forth, all of which to me were something fresh."

Co-star Tam Yiu Man actually was the idol of Cult Leader's parents. Cult Leader said, "After learning Brother Tam would take this film, my parents were very excited because we super like Brother Tam. They asked me to remember to take photos with Brother Tam, when I got home I hd to report everything about Brother Tam. Brother Tam didn't put on air, and gave me the impression of a big brother. He really took care of me. The first time when I worked with him, he led from the beginning to the end. He reminded me that acting had to have rhythm. He studied wiht me how to take the journey as an actor, and gave me a lot of suggestions for my image and acting style."

Cult Leader called Andrew Lam Man Chung the Master, as he gave off a enormous presence, humorous and dominant. Cult Leader said, "For the first time I met Master, he took out his phone for a selfie with me. Master was a very easy going person, he did whatever he felt doing at the moment. At every shoot he would have different funny spots, his creative abilities are very high. He would make erupt with laughter but also have to learn how to hold the laughter back."

In addition, Cult Leader also worked with his fellow KING MAKER contestant 193 Kwok Ka Chun in the film, which made him felt like he had a battle companion. He said, "I had a very sweet feeling, aside from 193 it is the first time I worked with other actors. I have known 193 since I started, at least I had the feeling of having a battle companion to keep me company."

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

[2021.11.25] GORDON LAM FEELS GUILTY ABOUT KNOCKING DOWN HIROYUKI IKENUCHI

Gordon Lam's LIMBO performance is seen as Best Actor worthy.  He however feels awards are secondary, making a good movie is more important.

Working with Hiroyuki Ikenuchi again, Gordon Lam says that they have more chemistry
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Gordon Lam Ka Tung in the new film LIMBO had any action scenes. Aside from beating up Cya Liu, his fight scene with Hiroyuki Ikenuchi was very exciting. Ka Tung described it as "free style combat" because director Soi Cheang Pou Soi only told them the area of the fight and where the "weapons" were. They were free to do whatever they wanted. He joked that his painful expressions in the film were real, and Hiroyuki Ikenuchi really got dizzy from the fight. However even with the pain, as long as the director did not yell cut they could only keep on performing.

Lam Ka Tung's performance in Cheang Pou Soi's new film LIMBO received praises and hopes for another Best Actor award. However he said that awards would only be bonuses. The most important was for the audience to see a good movie. LIMBO did not disappoint as it performed well at many overseas film festivals.

Ka Tung worked for the first time with Cya Liu and Mason Lee and praised them as outstanding actors. Cya Liu's performance in particular surprised him. "I had hatred for Cya Liu because she made my wife miscarried and became a vegetable. After that each time I ran into her I had it out for her, I wanted revenge. Each time I saw her I chased and hit her to relieve the hatred in my heart."

In a scene outside the morgue, Ka Tung kicked Cya Lu -- the brutality with which was almost too much to witness. "I don't want the girl to be hit too many times, so I wanted just one take. However this scene took two because in one of the takes the phone was outside the shoot. Before hand we didn't talk about how to fight. Before I started I would worry. In comparison to the scene in which Sham Chun Hin surrounded her, at the time she had a weapon to protect herself and could yell for help. However at the morgue she couldn't. She could only plead with me. However she was my enemy and she due to shame did not dare to fight back, so she could only take it. I could only fight with all I got. The stress was greater. (Did you communicate how to fight before hand?) No, but I knew she had a spot that have taken protective measures. I kept an eye on the fighting. The director only told me the area of the fight, as long as I didn't exceed the borders I could take all the marks I wanted, fight as much as I could. I was pretty surprised by Cya's response. Her reaction was really real, I worried the most bout her feeling the pain. If she did then she would slip, and if she slipped then we would have to start over. However she didn't, no matter how much it hurt she stayed inside the character. Even when the phone dropped she still picked it up and kept acting. She didn't stop, very professional. (Did you want to hold back?) Of course more or less I did, but in order to play the role well I had no choice. I could only make less bad takes and not too use too many takes, I tried to finish the fight as soon as possible."

Another scene with Hiroyuki Ikenuchi ws one of the major scenes. Ka Tung and Ikenuchi worked together on IP MAN. They were full of chemistry for this reunion, but Ka Tung felt that his co-star had it rougher this time. "IP MAN had styles that could be followed, this time however there were none. Ours was a free fight. The director only told us the area of the fight and what weapons were nearby. We had to come up with ways to get them. Thus before hand we first confirmed whether the props and the set were stable, if they were OK then we went. We both were experienced actor, didn't have too many problems. The only thing I was sorry for, as soon as he came and dragged me to the trash can to fight. As soon as he pulled, my instinct was to retaliate. I really knocked him silly so he really got dizzy. However the director didn't yell cut. He was swaying but he kept walking out. I really hurt him, so he had it pretty rough."

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

[2021.11.24] FOR THE WEEK ENDING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21 2021

For the week ending Sunday November 21 2021
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10 KAMEN RIDER SABER + KIKAI SENTAI ZENKAIGER SUPER HERO SENKI
    d. Ryuta Tasaki
    Syuichiro Naito, Kiita Komagine, Takaya Yamaguchi, Asuka Kawazu,
      Ryo Aoki, Yuki Ikushima, Eiji Togashi, Hiroshi Fujioka
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 99 mins.
  Opening November 18 2021
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/shSoHjCo2MM

[ MCL CINEMA ]
   When Touma Kamiyama, who also is Kamen Rider Saber, opens a mysterious book, he is sent to the World of Zenkaiger! At the same time, Kaito Goshikida and some of the members of Zenkaiger are sent to the World of Kamen Rider Saber. The mysterious forces bring two different worlds together. And thus, Touma team up with Kaito to save their worlds!


  9 PERFECT BLUE (NEWLY DIGITAL REMASTERED VERSION)
    d. Satoshi Kon
    Japanese Animation
    Rating : III
    Length : 81 mins.
    Opening November 11 2021
    Trailer : https://youtu.be/2ZqDNCp3MMY

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    Mima Kirigoe, a member of the idol group "CHAM!", gives up music and pursues an acting career, but she is not working well. Encouraged by her managers, Mima takes on a rape victim role in a TV drama and even takes nude photos to salvage her career. Harboring feelings of guilt and haunted by visions of her former self, Mima's reality and fantasy meld into a frenzied paranoia. At the same time, her handlers and collaborators begin turning up murdered. Getting lost between phantasm and reality, what is the truth of these mysterious incidents?


  8 NO TIME TO DIE
    d. Cary Joji Fukunaga
    Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw,
      Naomie Harris, Billy Magnussen, Ana de Armas, David Denick,
      Rory Kinnear, Dali Benssalah,
      Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Weltz, Ralph Fiennes


  7 KING RICHARD
    d. Reinaldo Marcus Green
    Will Smith


  6 RON'S GONE WRONG
    d. Jean-Philippe Vine
    Animation
    English Voices: Zach Galifianakis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Ed Helms,
      Justice Smith, Rob Delaney, Kylie Cantrall, Ricardo Hurtado
      Marcus Scribner, Olivia Colman


  5 LIMBO
  Can : JI CHI
  Lit : WISDOM TOOTH
    d. Soi Cheang Po Shui
    Gordon Lam Ka Tung, Cya Liu, Mason Lee,
      Fish Liew Chi Yu, Sammy Sum Chun Hin,
      Hanna Chan, Kumer So (Fui Hung), Hiroyuki Ikenuchi
  Rating : III
  Length : 118 mins.
  Opening March 1 2021 at the Berlin International Film Festival 2021
  Opening October 9 2021 at the Soi Movie Parade
  Opening Ocotber 17 2021 (Preview)
  Opening November 18 2021
  Site : https://www.berlinale.de/en/programme/202101272.html
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/LBy9MdK6zvw

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    A serial killer is on the loose. Under public pressure to solve the case, the police reinstate veteran detective JIN on active duty and assign him to the case with rookie cop KAI. However, Jin's past returns to haunt him when he encounters TAO, the girl who killed Jin's wife and child in an accident. To redeem herself, Tao volunteers to work for Jin on the case. However, Jin can't control his hatred for the person who destroyed his life. As the idealistic Kai and the emotionally unstable Jin clash over their vastly different investigation styles and Jin's abusive attitude towards Tao, the truth becomes increasingly blurred...


  4 GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE
    d. Jason Reitman
    Finna Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd


  3 ETERNALS
    d. Chloe Zhao
    Selma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Gemma Chan,
      Ma Dong-seok (Don Lee), Brian Tyree Henry, Kit Harrington,
      Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Lia McHugh


  2 THE BATTLE AT LAKE CHANGJIN
    d. Chen Kaige, Tsui Hark, Dante Lam Chiu Yin
      Wu Jing, Jackson Yee, Duan Yihong, Zhang Hanyu, Zhu Yawen, Li Chen,
      Wu Jun, Elvis Han Dongjun, Hu Jun, Huang Xuan, Oho Ou
    Rating : IIB
    Length : 176 mins.
    Opening November 11 2021
    Trailer : https://youtu.be/6V9GjnOObRQ

[ EMPEROR MOTION PICTURES ]
    The story takes place in winter, 1950. In the freezing cold Changjin Lake region, a bloody battle between the United States and China begins. Faced with the harshest conditions of extreme cold, lack of rations and vast difference in weaponry, the Chinese troops forge ahead, fearless and determined. They successfully blow up the Shuimen Bridge, making the most critical victory in the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea.




  1 ANITA
  Can : Mui Yim Fong
    d. Longman Leung
    Louise Wong Tanni, Louis Koo Tin Lok, Gordon Lam Ka Tung,
      Terrance Lau Chun Him, Fish Liew Chi Yu,
      Miriam Yeung Chin Wa, Tony Yang, David Siu Chung Hung,
      Carlos Chan Ka Lok, Harriet Yeung, Wong Chun, Ram Chiang Chi Kwong,
      Waise Lee Chi Hung, Ranya Lee Man, Jason Chan Pak Yu,
      Tony Wu Tsz Tung, Michael Ning (Bak Ji),
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 137 mins.
  Opening October 15 2021 at the Busan International Film Festival
  Opening October 16 2021 (Preview)
  Opening November 12 2021
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/nHn3hhZI7Iw
  Teaser : https://youtu.be/0VcPpH06bOw

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    This long-awaited biopic provides a vivid account of the remarkable life of Anita Mui in and behind the limelight, chronicling her journey from a child performer to becoming one of world's most recognized music icons.

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    A household name in Hong Kong, queen of Canto pop, Anita Mui was the very definition of a cultural icon during Hong Kong's golden age in the eighties and nineties. With a career that began at the age of 4 in an amusement park, Mui dedicated almost her whole life to music. Behind stardom, her personal life, passion at work and the love for friends made her an irreplaceable role model of "The Daughter of Hong Kong". The film opens with her final concert and looks back on her life and legacy.

[2021.11.24] FOR THE WEEK STARTING SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20 2021

For the week starting Saturday, November 20 2021 (Week 47)

VIUTV CHILL CLUB CHART


  5 TRANQUILITY LIFE
  Can : Fut Gai Yun Sun
  Alfred Hui Ting Hung

  4 ISLAND
  Can : Siu Doh
  Tang Siu Hau

  3 THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN ORDINARY PERSON
  Can : Ping Fan Yun Dik Ji Juen
  One Promise

  2 THAT'S IT FOR NOW
  Can : Hai Gum Sin La
  MC $oHo and KidNey ft. Kayan9896


  1 MEGAHIT
  Anson Lo Hon Ting