Tuesday, October 19, 2021

[2021.10.20] FOR THE WEEK ENDING SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17 2021

For the week ending Sunday October 17 2021
Photos courtesy of Yahoo! Movies Hong Kong



10 THE COMEBACK TRAIL
    d. George Gallo
    Robert DeNiro, Tommy Lee Jones, Morgan Freeman, Zach Braff


9 ZERO TO HERO
  AKA : ON YOUR MOM, GET SET, GO!
  Can : Ma Ma Dik Sun Kei Siu Ji
  Lit : Ma Ma's Wonder Kid
    d. Jimmy Wan Chi Wan
    Sandra Ng Kwan Yu, Louis Cheung Kai Chung, Leung Chun Hang,
      Mason Fung Ho Yeung, Tony Wu Tsz Tung, Chin Siu Ho,
      Lo Hoi Pang, Yeung Wai Lun, Locker Lam Ka Hei,
      Ng Siu Hin, Lok Wing, Chung Suet Ying, Mak Pui Tung
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 103 mins.
  Opening August 12 2021
  Teaser : https://youtu.be/byBgUOK1Cbg
  fb : https://www.facebook.com/zerotoherofilm
  ig : https://www.instagram.com/zerotoherofilm

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    This film is based on the story of So Wa Wai, the medal-winning Paralympic athlete. It teaches audiences that even people who "lose on the starting line" can achieve victory as long as they persist.

    Soon after birth, Wai was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, which made him hard of hearing and even unable to walk normally. But under a strict training regimen from his mother, Wai eventually learned how to walk and was even invited into the Hong Kong Disabled Track and Field Team. Wai has participated in multiple Paralympic Games and won many gold medals. To this day, he is still the record holder for men's 100-meter and 200-meter at the Paralympics. For his achievements, he has earned the nickname "Wizard Boy".

    Wai wanted to be a full-time athlete, but due to his father's work injury, he chooses to become a courier instead to support his family. He tries to balance between work and training, but his mother begins to arrange ad appearances and paid appearances on his behalf. Soon, he falls out with Fong, his coach, for neglecting his training, and he begins to fight back against his mother's control. At the 2008 Paralympic Games, Wai finds himself under unprecedented pressure from the match and his fallout with his mother.

    Fortunately, Wai repaired his relationship with his mother, and he received encouragement from his father and fellow competitors before the match. In the end, he not only wins the race, but also sets a new world record for the men's 200-meter sprint. As he stands on the podium with pop hit "Boundless Sky" playing in the background, he finds himself filled with pride as all 90,000 people inside the Bird's Nest sing along with the song.

    But Wai actually has a more important motivation for winning the gold medal: Wai wants to share the gold medal with his mother, who didn't have a piece of gold when she got married. Now, she can finally proudly wear the gold that she's waited her entire adult life for.


  8 #PTGF
  AKA : PART-TIME GIRLFRIEND
  Can : #PTGF Chook Jo Nui Yau
  Lit : #PTGF Rental Girlfriend
    d. Terry Cheng Fung Lan
    Chiu Sin Hang, Larine Tang Yueping, Nami Chun Chor Ying,
      Justin Cheung Kin Sing, Kaki Sham, Deon Cheung Chung Chi,
      Ashina Kwok Yik Sum, Charlie Ngan Ming Hon,
      Charlotte Cheung Pui Lok, Kiwi Ching Mei Tuen, Rose Ma Chun Yi,
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 109 mins.
  Opening September 9 2021 (POSTPONED)
  Opening September 21 2021
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/sRQD9bit7BI

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    Based on true event, the story starts with Ka Chun, an ordinary white-collar, storms the city by leaking over 3,000 photos of part-time-girlfriends (PTGF).

    After a series of unfortunate love, Ka Chun decides to seek relationships with PTGF and soon becomes a master on YouTube admired by thousands of netizens, namely "Score of 100". A life turning point emerges when Ka Chun finds out that the girl Tsz Shun he has a crush on is also a PTGF.

    How would they overcome the hardship and survive in the cruel world of internet?


  7 MY COUNTRY, MY PARENTS
  Can : Ngor Wor Ngor Dik Fu Bui
    d. Wu Jing, Zhang Ziyi, Xu Zheng, Shen Teng
    Wu Jing, Zhang Ziyi, Xu Zheng, Shen Teng, Han Haolin, Song Jia,
      Oho Ou, Jiao Shengxiang, Tao Hong, Jia Bing, Kitty Zhang Yuqi,
      Ni Hongjie, Fan Yujie, Zhang Jianya, Zhang Zhihua, Zhang Guoqiang,
      Ning Li, Hu Ke, Sha Yi
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 158 mins.
  Opening October 14 2021
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/eq3nNKqu3zo


  6 THE LAST DUEL
    d. Ridley Scott
    Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, Ben Affleck


  5 SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS
    d. Destin Daniel Cretton
      Sima Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Zhang Meng'er, Fala Chen
      Michelle Yeoh (Yeung Chi King), Yuen Wah, Florian Munteanu


  4 DUNE
    d. Denis Villeneuve
    Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Issac, Josh Brolin,
      Stellan Skarssgard, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya,
      Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling,
      Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem


  3 THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2
    d. Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon, Laura Brousseau
    Animation
    English Voices: Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz
    Cantonese Voices: Christine Ng Wing Mei, Aaron Chow Chi Kwan


  2 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




  1 VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNGE
    d. Andy Serkis
    Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris,
      Reid Scott, Stephen Graham, Woody Harrelson

[2021.10.20] FOR THE WEEK STARTING SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16 2021

For the week starting Saturday, October 16 2021 (Week 42)

VIUTV CHILL CLUB CHART


  5 MY DEAR FRIEND
  Keung To

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

  3 WASTED FIREWOOD
  Can : Fai Chai
  Terence Siufay

  2 MORTAL WORLD BEAUTY
  Can : Chun Sai Mei
  Endy Chow Kwok Yin


  1 WE ARE
  Can : Ngor Moon
  Ronald Cheng Chung Kei

Monday, October 18, 2021

[2021.10.19] IVANA WONG SINGS LOUIS CHEUNG'S FILM THEME SONG

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Ivana Wong Yuen Chi sang the theme song HAND for the Louis Cheung Kai Chung and Chrissie Chau Sau Na starred film MADALENA. This song was the first theme song Ah Chung created for a movie, thus he personally went to the recording studio to thank Ivana for her help. He also praised her performance as very outstanding. Having seen the film's trailer, Ivana said, "When I sang a lot of visuals were in my mind, it was like I was telling story through the song. 'HAND' made me think of intimacy, separation and union, because there is a time for us to hold hands and a time for us to let go."

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

[2021.10.14] FOR THE WEEK ENDING SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 2021

For the week ending Sunday October 10 2021
Photos courtesy of Yahoo! Movies Hong Kong



10 ZERO TO HERO
  AKA : ON YOUR MOM, GET SET, GO!
  Can : Ma Ma Dik Sun Kei Siu Ji
  Lit : Ma Ma's Wonder Kid
    d. Jimmy Wan Chi Wan
    Sandra Ng Kwan Yu, Louis Cheung Kai Chung, Leung Chun Hang,
      Mason Fung Ho Yeung, Tony Wu Tsz Tung, Chin Siu Ho,
      Lo Hoi Pang, Yeung Wai Lun, Locker Lam Ka Hei,
      Ng Siu Hin, Lok Wing, Chung Suet Ying, Mak Pui Tung
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 103 mins.
  Opening August 12 2021
  Teaser : https://youtu.be/byBgUOK1Cbg
  fb : https://www.facebook.com/zerotoherofilm
  ig : https://www.instagram.com/zerotoherofilm

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    This film is based on the story of So Wa Wai, the medal-winning Paralympic athlete. It teaches audiences that even people who "lose on the starting line" can achieve victory as long as they persist.

    Soon after birth, Wai was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, which made him hard of hearing and even unable to walk normally. But under a strict training regimen from his mother, Wai eventually learned how to walk and was even invited into the Hong Kong Disabled Track and Field Team. Wai has participated in multiple Paralympic Games and won many gold medals. To this day, he is still the record holder for men's 100-meter and 200-meter at the Paralympics. For his achievements, he has earned the nickname "Wizard Boy".

    Wai wanted to be a full-time athlete, but due to his father's work injury, he chooses to become a courier instead to support his family. He tries to balance between work and training, but his mother begins to arrange ad appearances and paid appearances on his behalf. Soon, he falls out with Fong, his coach, for neglecting his training, and he begins to fight back against his mother's control. At the 2008 Paralympic Games, Wai finds himself under unprecedented pressure from the match and his fallout with his mother.

    Fortunately, Wai repaired his relationship with his mother, and he received encouragement from his father and fellow competitors before the match. In the end, he not only wins the race, but also sets a new world record for the men's 200-meter sprint. As he stands on the podium with pop hit "Boundless Sky" playing in the background, he finds himself filled with pride as all 90,000 people inside the Bird's Nest sing along with the song.

    But Wai actually has a more important motivation for winning the gold medal: Wai wants to share the gold medal with his mother, who didn't have a piece of gold when she got married. Now, she can finally proudly wear the gold that she's waited her entire adult life for.


  9 ESCAPE FROM MOGADISHU
    d. Ryoo Seung-Wan
    Kim Yoon-seok, Huh Joon-ho, Jo In-sung, Koo Kyo-hwan, Kim So-jin,
    Joung Man-sik, Kim Jae-hw, Park Gyeong-hye
  Length : 121 mins.
  Opening September 15 2021
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/iF7e8bp3KUc

[ HONG KONG MOVIE 6 ]
    In the late 1980s, at the height of the Cold War, a diplomatic skirmish between North and South Korea breaks out on the African continent over the latter's campaign to join the United Nations. In Autumn 1990, three years after the opening of a South Korean embassy, Somalia's capital Mogadishu is engulfed in civil war, leaving the South Korean diplomats trapped. The North Korean embassy, meanwhile, faces the same situation. The diplomats of these two nations, who in the outside world are sworn enemies, become targets for the hails of bullets fired by both Somali government forces and the rebels in the chaos of civil war. Risking their lives, they embark on a joint escape.


  8 EARWIG AND THE WITCH
  Can : On Nga Yu Mor Nui
    d. Goro Miyazaki
    Japanese Animationi
  Rating : Ii
  Length : 83 mins.i
  Opening September 30 2021i
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/L71GNcvJQqM

[ HONG KONG MOVIE 6 ]
    Earwig, a 10 year old orphan girl, has grown up in a home for children where she always gets her way, and never wants for anything. One day, she is visited by a strange couple: a gaudy looking woman who goes by the name Bella Yaga, and a lanky gentleman called Mandrake. They take Earwig back to their abode.

    "I'm a witch. I brought you into this house...because I need another pair of hands."

    "You agree that you'll teach me everything you know about magic. And I agree to remain here and help you out!"

    So begins Earwig's agreement with Bella Yaga, and her new life working as a witch's helper. However, all the hostile woman does is work the defiant girl to the bone, without teaching her even a smidgen of magic.

    For the first time ever, Earwig finds herself at someone else's beck and call, So she joins forces with Bella Yaga's familiar, a magic savvy black cat named Thomas, and goes on the counterattack!


  7 THE MEDIUM
    d. Banjong Pisanthanakun
    Sawanee Utoomma, Narilya Gulmongkolpech, Sirani Yankittikan
  Rating : III
  Length : 131 mins.
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/PEABO2HTWdc
  Opening September 22 2021 (Preview)

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    A horrifying story of a shaman's inheritance in the Isan region of Thailand.

    What could be possessing a family member might not be the Goddess they make it out to be.

    A documentary team follows Nim, a shaman based in Northern Thai, the Isan area, and encounters her niece Mink showing strange symptoms that seem to be of inheritance of shamanism. The team decides to follow Mink, hoping to capture the shaman lineage passing on to the next generation, but her bizarre behavior becomes more extreme.


  6 THE COMEBACK TRAIL
    d. George Gallo
    Robert DeNiro, Tommy Lee Jones, Morgan Freeman, Zach Braff


  5 #PTGF
  AKA : PART-TIME GIRLFRIEND
  Can : #PTGF Chook Jo Nui Yau
  Lit : #PTGF Rental Girlfriend
    d. Terry Cheng Fung Lan
    Chiu Sin Hang, Larine Tang Yueping, Nami Chun Chor Ying,
      Justin Cheung Kin Sing, Kaki Sham, Deon Cheung Chung Chi,
      Ashina Kwok Yik Sum, Charlie Ngan Ming Hon,
      Charlotte Cheung Pui Lok, Kiwi Ching Mei Tuen, Rose Ma Chun Yi,
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 109 mins.
  Opening September 9 2021 (POSTPONED)
  Opening September 21 2021
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/sRQD9bit7BI

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    Based on true event, the story starts with Ka Chun, an ordinary white-collar, storms the city by leaking over 3,000 photos of part-time-girlfriends (PTGF).

    After a series of unfortunate love, Ka Chun decides to seek relationships with PTGF and soon becomes a master on YouTube admired by thousands of netizens, namely "Score of 100". A life turning point emerges when Ka Chun finds out that the girl Tsz Shun he has a crush on is also a PTGF.

    How would they overcome the hardship and survive in the cruel world of internet?


  4 SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS
    d. Destin Daniel Cretton
      Sima Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Zhang Meng'er, Fala Chen
      Michelle Yeoh (Yeung Chi King), Yuen Wah, Florian Munteanu


  3 DUNE
    d. Denis Villeneuve
    Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Issac, Josh Brolin,
      Stellan Skarssgard, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya,
      Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling,
      Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem


  2 THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2
    d. Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon, Laura Brousseau
    Animation
    English Voices: Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz
    Cantonese Voices: Christine Ng Wing Mei, Aaron Chow Chi Kwan




  1 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

[2021.10.14] CHIN KAR LOK CONFIRMS JACKIE CHAN'S PARTICIPATION IN THE DOCUMENTARY

Ruco Chan and Phoebe Sin

Chin Kar Lok, Angela Tong and their children
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Chin Siu Tung (top), Andrew Lau

Ruco Chan does not resist Phoebe Sin's punch to the face
courtesy of mingpao.com

The documentary film KUNG FU STUNTMEN two nights ago held its premiere during the Number 8 hurricane signal. Many industry insiders attended in support, including Chin Kar Lok with his wife and two daughters, directors Andrew Lau Wai Keung, Ching Siu Tung, Ruco Chan Jin Pang and his wife Phoebe Sin Man Yau. Chin Kar Lok revealed that actually Jackie Chan shot a video in support, but due to his image right issues it could not be used.

As one of the producers of KUNG, Chin Kar Lok said that he had no pressure from box office numbers. He pointed out that at first a Mainland producer wanted to make a movie about kung fu stuntmen. He then suggested making a documentary. He did not want it to be too commercial. In turn many big brothers were willing to help. "I really want to thank the directors and many big brothers for being willing to help with me with fulfilling this dream. It's very rare to come together so well!" However Jackie Chan was missing? Kar Lok explained that actually Big Brother Jackie Chan personally shot a video for them, but due to very complicated image right issues they had to cut it out.

For the premiere two nights ago, Kar Lok said that he spent a lot of time to invite the guests. He invited most of them personally. When he invited Ching Siu Tung, because he rarely attended premieres, Kar Lok spent almost a hour on the phone before he successfully invited him. Kar Lok also started as a stuntman, so he probably had wounds all over? He joked, "If we have been on the job until our age but still don't have any would, then that person was 'slacking off' in his youth!"

In addition, Ruco Chan Chin Pang took his wife Phoebe Sin Man Yau to the premiere. He joked that it was all thanks to the Number Eight hurricane signal, because he was working on two series at the same time. The typhoon cancelled all the shoots. "So we can come to the movies for a date!" Jin Pang said that in his heart, the feeling that kung fu stuntmen gave him was very meaningful. First they represented Hong Kong, secondly he usually would work on a lot of action scenes. However in comparison to the real kung fu stuntmen, his was only for show!

Has Sin Man Yau worried about Jing Pang getting hurt from the constant action scenes? She answered, "He is very agile! At home we would occasionally spar!" Who has won more? She joked, "Of course me! haha!" Jin Pang also joked, "Then you understand why I am so agile! I know how to dodge, haha!" He then praised his wife for actually being very attentive. Occasionally when he returned home with a bruise from working on a series, his wife would immediately rub medicated oil on him. However even despite he is a father now, Jin Pang said that he still would not hold back on action scenes. He said, "It's very hard, if your action isn't as dangerous as before it wouldn't be as entertaining. However of course I would take all the safety precautions first, working to the best of my abilities for the audience to enjoy!"

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

[2021.10.13] FOR THE WEEK STARTING SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9 2021

For the week starting Saturday, October 9 2021 (Week 41)

VIUTV CHILL CLUB CHART


  5 WASTED FIREWOOD
  Can : Fai Chai
  Terence Siufay

  4 WHEN THE SUN RISES LET THE STREET LAMPS SLEEP
  Can : Yut Chook Si Yeung Gai Dun On Shui
  Gin Lee Hung Ngai (featuring Jacky Cheung Hok Yau)

  3 TIME TRAVEL
  Can : Yik Si Che Jam
  Kaho Hung

  2 MY DEAR FRIEND
  Keung To


  1 I WANNA BE WITH YOU
  Can : Ngor Seung Wor Nei Ho Ho Dik
  Panther Chan Lui

[2021.10.13] CHLOE SO TRIES COMEDY IN A GHOST MOVIE

Chloe So

Ashina Kwok
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Chloe So Ho Yi, Ashina Kwok Yik Sum and Ling Man Lung starred in the film SCA3RY (MAN GWAI 3 BO). The cast earlier gathered at the set for a production start worship ceremony. Chloe in recent years worked on many horror films and seemed to already be "scared of nothing". That day she and Kwok Yik Sum both made the "very scared" expression, having a little fun before the production.

The film would consist of three parts. Ling Man Lung, Kaki Sham, Fat Cheong and Chung Suet Ying would star in the prison segment. Ling Man Lung said, "Actually this is an interesting comedy, I am very afraid of watching ghost movies. If it's purely a ghost movie I might not have taken it. However it's a comedy that can bring joy. I can give it a try." Aaron Chow Chi Kwan and Chloe would be working together for a second time, coincidentally both films were related to the supernatural.