Monday, October 26, 2020

[2020.10.27] LIU KAI CHI'S COMPANY RESERVES RIGHTS TO TAKE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST VIRAL VIDEO

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Recently a video of the 66 years ago Liu Kai Chi selling clothes as a street vendor went viral in the Mainland internet. On camera the crew could be obviously seen while preparing for production, however some media outlets reported that Uncle Chi "sells clothes on the streets to make a living", "reduced to set up shop on the streets and dine on rice box......", and "Liu Kai Chi is in despair, life is very difficult."

Uncle Chi's Love and Peace Entertainment yesterday issued a public statement. "Recently there have been reports on TikTok and some media platform that this company's artist Mr. Liu Kai Chi has fallen into selling clothes on the streets to make a living. The company hereby declares that this is a movies still and videl from the filming. From the footage, we can also see that there is a film crew at work nearby! It is unethical to diseeminate information indiscriminately without verifying the conent. The company will reserve the right to take action against fake news." The related video was shot while Uncle Liu was working on location for the film LADIES' MARKET (JOI GEIN NUI YUN GAI), which has not been scheduled for a release yet.

[2020.10.27] RICHIE JEN, EKIN CHENG GIVE 30% SALARY DISCOUNT TO SUPPORT NEW FILM

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Richie Jen (Yam Yin Chai) recently teamed with Dior Cheng Yi Kin on a nw film DAI SUN YI (BIG ORDER). Earlier Siu Chai on social media posted a video from a Sham Shui Po street stall location shoot. He explained that the location was where he shot TRIVISA (SHU DAI CHIU FUNG) six years ago. At the same time he lamented that Hong Kong changed a lot, as the past Hong Kong flavor was hard to find. Siu Chai posted, "Working with Brother Ho Nam (Ekin Cheng) for the first! For the first day at work we went to Sham Shui Po for a location shoot, the same street as when I made TRIVISA. I realized that Hong Kong changed a lot, many delicious street stalls from before were no longer open. Finding the past Hong Kong flavor is getting harder and harder." Other actors in the cast included Hedwig Tam Sin Yin, Charmaine Lee Si Yan, To Yin Gor. Reportedly Ekin and Siu Chai in order to support the Hong Kong film industry, both took a 30% discount on their salaries for the film.

[2020.10.27] DEMON SLAYER THE MOVIE MAKES OVER 10 BILLION YEN OVER 10 DAYS IN RELEASE

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Popular Japanese anime and manga DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA on the 16th released its first movie DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA MUGEN TRAIN and broke many film box office record. Yesterday the film company announced that DEMON SLAYER THE MOVIE already 10.75 billion yen. The movie even successfully broke the Hayao Miyazaki classic SPIRITED AWAY's record of reaching 10 billion yen record in 25 days 19 years ago by 15 days earlier. The movie will open on November 12th in Hong Kong.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

[2020.10.26] KELLY YAO GETS SCOLDED FOR INTERJECTING HER IDEA INTO HER ROLE

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Director Yonfan, Sylvia Chang, Alex Lam Tak Shun, Kelly Yao Wei, Fruit Chan Gor, Kenneth Tsang Kong and his wife Chiao Chiao last night attended the premiere of the film NO. 7 CHERRY LANE. The actors shared their voice work experience.

Yao Wei has not performed on screen for a long time. She provided her voice to an animation film for the first time. She said that she has known Director Yonfan for almost 40 years, so she agreed to provide her voice. However he fooled her. "At first the director said that the role was a Beijing Opera actor, which I imagined to be a very pretty women. After the performance started I realize that the actor was a man. I asked the director since I was such a woman why would he ask me to play a man? The director said that because my personality was like a man's. I know that my voice is low like a man's." Yao Wei also revealed that the director scolded her. Because her role was more extreme and she projected her own idea into it, she did several takes that were good enough. Later she followed how the director wanted it and the takes were good. She was not mad at him though, understanding that he was serious about work.

Also making his voice acting debut, Alex pointed out that being able to work with many elders was a great opportunity to learn. However the stress was enormous at the same time. "I have never done voice acting, so I had many bad takes. My character had to speak Putonghua, the lines were long so it was very stressful. I recited the lines as I walked on the streets of Taiwan like a mad man."

Speaking of becoming an uncle soon, Alex revealed that his sister would expect to give birth within this week. He said, "My sister is a yoga coach. She did yoga for pregnant woman. I really want to visit her, but now I can't yet." He also pointed out that she has not revealed the sex of the child. Their father George Lam Chi Cheung was not anxious about becoming a grandfather because he has always been very cool.

[2020.10.26] YUEN KING TAN SAYS STEPHEN CHOW IS NOT HUMAN!

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Yuen King Tan recently spoke on a radio program about her career and her love life. Starting with FIGHT BACK TO SCHOOL (TOH HOK WAI LUNG) in 1991, Yuen Jai who started at ATV has been fortunately enough to work with Stephen Chow Sing Chi 9 years. Among them she played the madame three time and Sister Pomegranate in FLIRTING SCHOLAR (TONG BAK FU DIM CHAU HEUNG), which helped Yuen Jai break into the Mainland market. In Sing Yeh's movies, Yuen Jai did not mind playing ugly and even stated that Sing Yeh was not as mean as rumored. "What's the big deal about being ugly? It's very rare for an actor to be labeled! Sing Yeh isn't mean. The first time you work him, he wouldn't stop you. He would let you perform once. Then he would show you once for you to copy. I always say Chow Sing Chi isn't human, he is a god! Because you would never be able to imitate his comedic rhythm."

Saturday, October 24, 2020

[2020.10.25] ANN HUI: THE DIRECTOR SHOOTS ME LIKE I AM STEPHEN CHOW

Man Lim Chung (center) makes the documentary about Ann Hui (left).  Gordon Lam (right) shows his support for his friends.
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Ann Hui has not celebrated her Venice Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award yet due to the pandemic social distance restrictions.

KEEP ROLLING took three years to shoot and probably would have many valuable scenes about Ann Hui.

Veteran art director Man Lim Chung directed and produced KEEP ROLLING, the documentary about Ann Hui
Cherry Ngan and Michael Ning on a date at the premiere
Gordon Lam never expects to be nominated for a Golden Horse Best Actor Award with HAND ROLLED CIGARETTE, so he is extra pleasantly surprised.
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The documentary about director Ann Hui On Wa, KEEP ROLLING (HO HO PAK DIN YING) two nights ago held its world premiere. Hui On Wa received a film poster from the director and the producer Man Lim Chung. Friends who showed their support included Gordon Lam Ka Tung, Teddy Robin Kwan, Mabel Cheung Yuen Ting, Alex Law Kai Yui. Hui On Wa joked that the director shot her like she was Stephen Chow Sing Chi. She also said that she was afraid of insulting others and removed any footage of her less careful choices of words.

Hui On Wa revealed that before the documentary shoot she stated what could not be shot, but she did not ask the director to see the script. She only saw the film after the "rough cut", mainly because she was afraid that she would insult someone from saying something wrong. She also joked, "I am the most afraid of being on the altar, but I received a Lifetime Achievement Award and even became the lead actress. After everyone watched the film I might roll right back down. However I am happy that the film wasn't shot too solemnly and was pretty funny. The director handled it bery well, without a big pile of stuff that I would stuff. He shot me like I was Chow Sing Chi." She also admitted that she was afraid that her poor choice of words would turn into talking behind people's back. "However I didn't have any intention to harm anyone, it was already cut anyway!" Director Man Lim Chung praised Hu On Wa's unshaken determination toward film. The documenty took three years to shoot, and editing took a year. Hui On Wa instead praised the director for being so serious at work that they could not joke around. "If a shoot took several years I would be a little frustrated too, but he and his team persevered and continued to shoot!"

Hui On Wa earlier received the Venice Film Festival Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award. She joked that she had the award for a month and she was already done being happy, only because of the pandemic "limiting gathering" she has not celebrated yet. "Now only 4 people can get together, at least I would wait until a full table before celebrating!"

Speaking of the Hong Kong Film Award being postponed for a year due to the pandemic, director Man Lim Chung did not consider whether he would be nominated. He only felt sorry for this year's films to have to wait for another year. In addition the competition against next year's films would be even greater. Hui On Wa also said that she was a little down due to the loss of a year, but believed that the event had a lot of elements to consider. It probably did not want to hastily announce awards online again.

Hong Kong Film Award Best Actor Gordon Lam Ka Tung with the Hong Kong film HAND ROLLED CIGARETTE (SAU GUEN YIN) competed for the Golden Horse Award Best Actor for the first time. He admitted that in the past he thought that with ELECTION (HAK SEH WUI) and TRIVISA (SHU DAI JIU FUNG) he would have a chance to vie for the Golden Horse. Instead he never thought that he would be nominated this time, thus it was an extra pleasant surprise. He remembered that during the shoot the spark from firework injured his eye. He spent two hours to see a doctor then returned to the set to keep working. Would he attend the Golden Horse Award in Taiwan? Ka Tung sad that for now he did not know whether he would make the trip because he had 5 scripts still to be made. In addition his collaboration with Patrick Tse Yin and Petrina Fung Bo Bo, SAT CHOOK GOR WONG FUN, was still in post production. He still hadto discuss its distribution. He had to consult behind the scene friends for everything.

[2020.10.25] ROBERT MAK LEARNS TO ARRANGE FOR A FILM RELEASE

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Robert Mak suggests for the film poster to change Lisa Chong's name to her twin sister's, so it would have a chance for release

Robert Mak Tak Law and Yoyo Ng yesterday attended the new film TOURNAMENT 8 DOUBLE CROSS' special screening. As the first Hong Kong artist with a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, Mak Tak Law after recovery was energetic. He admitted that he had three tests after and all came back negative. Yesterday he came to support his friend's new film release and learn how to arrange for a film release.

Mak Tak Law said that he had a new film, CHUNG LOI NA SEH NIN, that could be release, but due to the pandemic it has been postponed indefinitely. Yesterday he came to learn how to arrange for a film release. The film originally arranged for an internet platform release, but in the end it was decided to be released theatrically first. As for the stars in the film, Mak Tak Law said, "(Lisa) Chong Si Ming, Wong Wai Tak, the story wants to tell everyone to cherish those around them and fulfill filial duties, because once time passed you couldn't go back. Chong Si Ming played a fairy, enabling others to go back in time."

Yoyo Ng said that she rapidly gained weight during the pandemic. She dared not check her actual weight and joked that she was not pregnant. She said, "I will work hard, tell my boyfriend to try harder." Speaking of the recent political unrest in Thailand, with her Chinese Thai mixed heritage Yoyo Ng paid attention to the news. As an overseas citizen she could only worry and praised the previous King indeed performed outstandingly. She hoped that the Thai people would understand legally they could not step on their own country. Has any of her family or freind been involved? She said, "My family lives in more remote area, they are simple and mainly farm rice."