Thursday, April 18, 2019

[2019.04.19] BEN YUEN HAS NO PLAN TO WED

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Ben Yuen Fu Wa yesterday appeared on Nancy Sit Ka Yin's radio program. He revealed after winning the Best Supporting Actor Hong Kong Film Award he has been working nonstop, as he was busy with a play rehearsal and two movies. For now he still has not had time to celebration. In addition Louis Koo Tin Lok was not in Hong Kong, so he would wait until his return and choose a date to celebrate. His friends were very busy anyway as getting together would be very hard for modern people.

Did Yuen Fu Wa get a raise after the awards? He said, "I can't take things too far, I can't be greed. I am fine with getting what I should. Based on the fact that I want to act, I would no matter how much I would get paid. However not getting paid would be impossible."

Speaking of friend Louisa So Yuk Wa joking about a double wedding with Yuen Fu Wa. Yuen Fu Wa said, "She is just joking, for now I have no plan to wed and haven't had the time to think about it. No one should be too impulsive with marriage. My girlfriend and I are already used to our current lifestyle. We have our own ways. Mutual respect is how everyone can get along."

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

[2019.04.18] CHINA WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL MOVIE CASTING BAFFLES PETER CHAN

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The film about China women's national volleyball team two days ago held a launch ceremony at the China women's national volleyball training center in Zhangzhou, Fujian. Aside from director Peter Chan Ho Sun, China women's national volleyball team head coach Lang Ping, former China women's national volleyball team head coach Chen Zhonghe, other guests included the national sports, film and art ministry officials, athletes Zhang Changning and Liu Xiaotong attended as well. Director Chan said that China women's volleyball may not guarantee victory but it has to take risk. From coaches Yuan Weimin to Chen Zhonghe and Lang Ping they all took risks. He hoped that this film would show the audience the women's volleyball risk taking spirit that he understands.

At the event, Director Chan Ho Sun spoke about watching his first China women's volleyball match at the 1978 Asia Games in Bangkok. He was 16 at the time, it was also Lang Ping's first overseas competition. When Team China appeared the hot blooded atmosphere was still memorable to him today. He never would have imagined that now he would be able to personally adapt the China women's volleyball story to the silver screen. The release would be in 2020 when the Tokyo Olympic Games would take place. He hoped through the film to cheer on the China women's volleyball team in preparation for the Tokyo Games.

Director Chan Ho Sun even presented an autographed copy of the first film poster to the China women's national volleyball team. On the poster was a close up shot of a well worn white volleyball to remind people of the China women's volleyball team's tough training. The team also presented him with an autographed volleyball in return.

The launch ceremony took place in Zhangzhou because the venue was the earliest training base for women's volleyball and once nurtured the glorious history of "five straight championships" for China women's volleyball. It was also the "hometown" that Lang Ping talked about, the place that symbolized women's volleyball "origin". This time was also the 46th time the women's national team returned to Zhangzhou for a closed door training in preparation for the upcoming world volleyball championship, women's volleyball World Cup and 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games preliminary matches.

China women's volleyball has had a long history and held a special place in the hearts of Chinese people. Chan Ho Sun dared to make such a subject and schedule the film for a Spring Festival release, the pressure he faced was beyond description. Chan Ho Sun admitted that the film would cover 40 years, concentrating several generations of Chinese people's hot blooded memories of women's volleyball into two hours was not easy at all. "Like China women's volleyball, although victory isn't certain we risked everything. From Yuan Weimin to Chen Zhonghe to Coach Lang Ping, they all took risks. The burden Coach Lang Ping would face at the Olympics next year would be greater than mine. I hope this film would show the audience the women's volleyball spirit that I understand."

Because women's volleyball athletes must have professional skills and height, casting was an important part and baffled Chan Ho Sun. When asked if he would use professional athletes, he said that suggestion was being considered. Everyone was the most concerned with who would play the two legendary coaches Lang Ping and Chen Zhonghe. Both coaches would respect the director's decision. Coach Chen Zhonghe humorously said, "Of course a little more handsome would be even better."

What would Long Ping liked to see in the film? He said that no one would know the result of the hard work everyday, but they were all chasing their dreams. He believed that Director Chan Ho Sun would be able to grasp this subject. Chen Zhonghe and Coach also hoped through the film to spread the women's volleyball spirit and affected young people in particular.

As early as two years ago Director Chan Ho Sun has already been preparing for the film. Aside from inviting gold label screenwriter Zhang Ji to write the script but also watching women's volleyball matches around the world with the team for research. On this trip to Zhangzhou, he not only participated in the launch ceremony but also watched the China women's volleyball team in a closed door training and personally experienced the intense and fiery atmosphere live. Director Chan Ho Sun, China women's national volleyball head coach Lang Ping, former China women's national volleyball head coach Chen Zhonghe attended the launch ceremony. The film will officially open on Lunar New Year's Day 2020.

[2019.04.18] LOUISA SO AND POON CHAN LEUNG ARE TOO LAZY FOR A WEDDING

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Louisa So and Poon Chan Leung has been preparing for their wedding for a long time, but they have been all talk.
Elva Ni will register her marriage at the end of the year but will continue to work after.
Teresa Mo has good skin like her mother and passed on the genes to her daughter as well
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Louisa So Yuk Wa and boyfriend Poon Chan Leung, Teresa Mo Shun Kwan and others two nights ago attended a skin care product event.

Although he did not win the Hong Kong Film Award Best Supporting Actor, Poon Chan Leung said that he had Ah So's "kisses" to make up for it. He was not unhappy. "As early as 21 years ago THE MAD PHOENIX (NAM HOI SUP SAM LONG) got me a Supporting Actor nomination, but I regretted not attending. This time was like having fun at a theme park for a night." Ah So said, "I am probably the happiest, earlier we went on a double date dinner with Yuen Fu Wa. We stated that whoever won would pay for dinner, so we got a meal out of it." When would they get married? Ah So said that Yuen Fu Wa suggested for them to have a double wedding, but Poon Chan Leung felt that separating them into two fun days would be even better. Actually they already had plans long ago. Ah So added, "We are just too lazy!" With the good word of mouth for MEN ON THE DRAGON (YIK LAU DAI SHOOK), the director was planning to make another story with the original team. Poon Chan Leung also looked forward to acting opposite Yuen Fu Wa.

Mo Shun Kwan said that she was sexier on the Hong Kong Film Award night, but she did so out of respect for the event. Although she was already 59, she was said to look like Nancy Wu Ting Yan at the Hong Kong Film Awards. Mo Shun Kwan said, "Shouldn't you say Wu Ting Yan look like me? I am older than her! I don't feel it, maybe they said I look like her Mama. I am happy though, since I am more than 10 years older than her!"

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

[2019.04.17] FOR THE WEEK ENDING APRIL 14 2019

For the week ending Sunday April 14 2019
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10 FIVE FEET APART
    d. Justin Baldoni
    Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, Moises Arias


  9 CAPTAIN MARVEL
    d. Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
    Brie Lawson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law,
      Annette Bening, Lashana Lynch, Clark Gregg, Gemma Chan,
      Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace,



  8 THE LADY IMPROPER
  Can : Fei Fun Suk Nui
  Lit : Non Separated Mature Woman
    d. Tsang Tsui Shan
    Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin, Wu Kang-Jen,
      Deep Ng Ho Hong, Cecilia Yip Tung, Anthony Lau Wing,
      Alex Lam Tak Shun, Hedwig Tam Sin Yin, Cynthia Ho Mo Sze, Tai Bo,
      Kaki Sham, Ashina Kwok Yik Sum
  Rating : III
  Length : 108 mins.
  Opening December 13 2018 (Preview)
  Opening April 4 2019
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/nFi7BZA7SoM

[ EMPEROR MOTION PICTURES ]
    Ann, a repressed young lady whose psychological inability to consummate her marriage leads to divorce. But Ann’s drab demeanor begins to undergo seismic change after a life-changing encounter with a free-spirited chef revitalizes her in ways previously unimaginable.

[ BROADWAY CIRCUITS ]
    A woman with a seemingly ideal life, Siu Man is abandoned by her husband partly due to her fear of intimacy. After several life crises, she decides to reboot her life by taking over her father’s restaurant. Siu Man eventually finds herself attracted to her new chef, a free spirit who treats cooking as serious philosophy. Tired of the shackles she placed on herself, Siu Man embarks on a journey of self-discovery and sexual liberation.


  7 PET SEMATARY
    d. Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer
    Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgrow


  6 THE UPSIDE
    d. Neil Burger
    Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman


  5 DUMBO
    d. Tim Burton
    Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green


  4 EXTREME JOB
 Can : Ja Gai Duk Gung Dui
 Lit : Fried Chicken Special Force
    d. Lee Byeong-heon
    Ryu Seung-yong, Lee Hanee, Jin Sun-kyu, Lee Dong-hwi, Gong-myoung
 Rating : IIB
 Length : 111 mins.
 Opening March 28 2019
 Teaser : https://youtu.be/Qv-aDJQaDkc

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    The narcotics team works hard day and night, but their performance remains at an all-time low, leading them to become the ugly duckling of the police department and potentially face dismantlement. Captain KO gets intel about an international drug deal and embarks on a risky undercover mission with his entire team. In order to establish around-the-clock and up-close-and-personal surveillance, the team takes over a rundown chicken joint across the street from the drug gang’s safe house. But things take an unexpected turn when Detective MA’s yet unrevealed culinary talents begins to shine, turning the chicken restaurant famous overnight. Should we chase chickens or criminals? When customers begin to flock in, undercover work gets pushed to the back burner so the detectives can focus on frying chicken. As a result, the team misses the big drug deal, even though it happens right under their nose. Now, with nowhere to go, the detectives launch a desperate mop-up operation.


  3 STILL HUMAN
  Can : Lun Lok Yun
  Lit : Fallen People
    d. Oliver Chan Siu Kuen
    Anthony Wong Chau Sun, Crisel Consunji,
      Sam Lee Chan Sam, Cecilia Yip Tung, Wong Ting Him
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 112 mins.
  Opening November 6 2018 at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
  Opening April 11 2019
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/A0eq_aNF5yg

[ HONG KONG ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2018 ]
    Cheong-wing is a paralyzed man who has lost his family. Evelyn is a young woman who abandoned her dreams and her home to make a living abroad. Two people outcast and overlooked by society are brought together by fate when one enters the other's home to work as a domestic helper. Their co-habitation gets off a rocky start, but they develop a bond as they slowly come to see beyond each other's superficial qualities.



  2 SHAZAM!
    d. David F. Sandberg
    Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer



  1 P STORM
  Can : P Fung Bo
    d. David Lam Tak Luk
    Louis Koo Tin Lok, Kevin Cheng Ka Wing, Raymond Lam Fung,
      Gordon Lam Ka Tung, Chrissie Chau Sau Na, Louis Cheung Kai Chung,
      Patrick Tam Yiu Man, Liu Kai Chi, Adam Pak Tin Nam, DaDa Chan Jing,
      Janelle Sing (Anika Xia Yan), Lo Hoi Pang, Babyjohn Choi Hon Yik,
      Justin Cheung Kin Sing, Deon Cheung Chung Chi, Ken Law Ho Ming,
      Aaron Chow Chi Kwan, Law Mong
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 97 mins.
  Opening April 4 2019
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/8dmcBSPzwmY

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    William Luk suspects that the correctional officers in prison are bribed. He gets in prison as an undercover agent, discovering a prisoner Yuan colluded with the governor.
    Ming, officer from ICAC, co-operate with Liang, officer from Bureau of Anti-corruption, to chase a Mainland corrupted officer Yun, aka White Glove.
    William gets key information. He co-operate with Ming to plan an action crossing Hong Kong and Mainland China, targeting a group of criminals.

[2019.04.17] FOR THE WEEK STARTING APRIL 13 2019

GLOBAL CHINESE MUSIC CHART
For the week starting April 13 2019


15 WALK ALONE
  Can : Goo Sun Jau
  Shiga Lin

14 TO THE MOON AND BACK
  Hinry Lau Cheuk Hin ft Rachel Lau Wan Ching

13 CHAOS
  Can : Won Luen
  Hacken Lee Hak Kun

12 HUMMINGBIRD
  Can : Fung Liu
  Wu Qingfeng (Ng Ching Fung)

11 IF ALL GOES WELL
  Can : Yu Mo Yi Oi
  KUN (Cai Xukun)

10 STILL YOUNG
  Can : Ying Siu Nin
  James Li Quan

 9 SAY GOODBYE TO MISSING YOU
  Can : Wor Wai Lim Gong Joi Gein
  James Ng Yip Kwan

 8 SWAN SONG
  Can : Tin Ngor Ji Gor
  Tia Ray (Yuen Ah Wai)

 7 ONE THOUSAND GOODNIGHTS
  Can : Yut Chin Gor Man Ong
  A-Bin Fang (Fong Gwing Bun)

 6 THE CROSSING
  Can : Gor Chun Tin
  Tan Weiwei

 5 A TYPE OF FOREVER
  Can : Yut Jung Wing Yuen
  Joey Yung Cho Yi

 4 DISTANCE OF TIME
  Can : Si Gan Dik Yuen Fong
  Jason Zhang (Cheung Kit)

 3 ADVICE
  Can : Ting Jook
  Mao Buyi (Mo Buk Yi)

 2 PASSING BY HUMANITY
  Can : Lo Gor Yun Gan
  Yisa Yu (Yuk Hor Wai)


 1 REALLY SILLY
  Can : Jun Dik Sor
  Lala Hsu (Tsui Kai Ying)

[2019.04.17] MAINLAND LOOSENS HONG KONG FILM RESTRICTIONS

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The Chief Executive yesterday announced new Mainland policy that would loosen restrictions on Hong Kong films, hinting that Hong Kong filmmakers would have even more creative space and freedom. Aaron Kwok Fu Sing praised the move for being able to provide Hong Kong films with more opportunities to be enjoyed in the Mainland. It would also help the Hong Kong film industry even more. "I wish Hong Kong film colleagues will remain united and work hard, not only to enable Hong Kong films to be seen in the Mainland but in the entire world!"

Recently working in the Mainland, Pierre Ngo Ka Nin felt that the policy would not be better. Because in the past Hong Kong film actors and crew members did not have many choices when working in the Mainland. Aside from feature characters, they could not participate in third or fourth tier characters. Finding opportunity in the Mainland was difficult unless the identity card was turned into a Mainland one. Thus he was very happy to hear this news. As for the ability to participate in Mainland film awards like the Golden Rooster Hundred Flower Awards, Ka Nin said that this was an encouragement for Hong Kong filmmakers. Because for now only film restriction policy would be changes, Ka Nin hoped that in the future Central would loosen television series policy as well so more Hong Kong actors and behind the scene workers would benefit.

Actor Ron Ng Cheuk Hei revealed that this move would be good for all actors. Cheuk Hei said, "When a film or a television series no longer is limited to 5 people, many Hong Kong actors would have opportunities. Thus to both film and television it will be beneficial."

[2019.04.17] NICHOLAS TSE JOKES ABOUT RETURNING TO GEN X COPS


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Nicholas Tse says 20 years after GEN X COPS they should be making GERIATRIC COPS
Albert Yeung praises his son Alex for working hard, but still needs some honing

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Nicholas Tse Ting and Brightway chair and Emperor Group executive director Alex Yeung Ching Lung yesterday attended the Hong Kong International Entrepreneurs Festival launch ceremony and forum.

Speaking of earlier when he, Daniel Wu (Ng Yin Cho), Stephen Fung Tak Lun and Sam Lee Chan Sam were guest presenters at the Hong Kong Film Award as the cast of GEN X COPS (DUT GAING SUN YUN LUI), he said that when he made the film he was 19 and joked that now he already became old human. It was very rare to have a group of friends with the same interests, and he hoped to be able to work together again 20 years later. He also revealed that Benny Chan Muk Sing after RAGING FIRE (NO FOR) will begin to work on this film. Would they reduce their salaries? He joked, "Don't bring up this subject." He also said that after the event he would get his hair cut to begin work on the Chan Muk Sing directed film RAGING FIRE. As for his father Patrick Tse Yin's Lifetime Achievement Awards, he said that he was happy for his father. He would not cook a special dinner to celebrate, but he would cook a meal for him.

Albert Yeung Sau Sing was on hand to support his son. Speaking of Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin not winning the Hong Kong Film Award Best Actress, Yeung Sau Sing was disappointed. "Ah Sa was very relaxed, instead she comforted me. She is still young and has plenty of opportunities. I am not playing favorites, Ah Sa sooner or later will win Best Actress." As for Anthony Wong Chau Sun thanking boss Yeung Sau Sing for his financial support, he admitted that he did. "I lent a hand, not just artist, even when company employees had difficulties I wouldn't leave them hanging. (How much did you help Chau Sun?) Just enough. (Would you make more movies for Chau Sun?) I would, we made DECLARED LEGALLY DEAD (SEI YUN MO HOR YI). (Would Chau Sun get a raise?) He isn't after money, he only wants a sense of satisfaction. He does every job well, it's very rare for him to make STILL HUMAN (LUN LOK YUN) for zero salary. It was purely for his dream."