Thursday, October 29, 2015


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Gong Li has enough energy left to make another MONKEY KING 2
Gong Li works on her first fantasy
Gong Li's White Bone Spirit exerts dominance
Soi Cheang
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Artist Gong Li and Director Soi Po-Sheang held a "100 days countdown for the MONKEY KING 2 release. They both revealed that the 100 day countdown poster and the White Bone Spirit weapon poster. White Bone Spirit Gong Li's back was unveiled in all her dominance! Gong Li said that she gave up four first times for MONKEY, including her first fantasy, her first wire work, her first meeting with Aaron Kwok Fu Sing and her first challenge to play a character from age 18 to 86. Gong Li said, "I have always heard that wire work was very painful, but I felt it was much easier than being on the ground. Nowhere on my body did I have to use strength. I also had to thank director (Sammo) Hung Kam Bo for protecting me. The entire process was done very easily." Gong Li after the shoot wanted more and asked for more scenes. She hoped that she would have WHITE BONE SPIRIT THRICE STRUCK THE MONKEY KING!

As for the scenes with the master and his disciples, Gong Li praised Sandy Law Chung Him and Piggy Xiao Shenyang for being cute and scene stealing. She also said that it was the first time she met Sun Wukong Kwok Fu Sing. She said that he was radiating sincerity and determination. As for the Tang Monk Feng Shaofeng, she felt that he was very mild mannered. "Very much like a perfect lover, but in the film White Bone Spirit and Tang Monk had no romantic scene. I even had to eat him!"

With the help of special effect make up, Gong Li also played the character from age 18 to 86 for the first time and turned everyone's impression of White Bone Spirit upside down. Gong Li even said to the master and his disciples, "Whether you come or not, I am here!"

Director Soi Cheang Po Shui felt that the new film's special effect talent and team was strong. He was confident that it will open viewers eyes and ears. When asked about the difference between the new film and the novel, Cheang Po Shui said that aside from special effects, the film itself had a lot of comedy.

Cheang Po Shui even praised White Bone Spirit Gong Li's eye catching performance. He said, "Undoubtedly this will be the most beautiful White Bone Spirit that anyone has seen. Ms. Gong Li's appearance is mesmerizing, from the start of her appearance she became the focus of everyone's eyes . Her concentration level as how convincing she was was rare among actors. She was not willing to let one detail that needed to be integrated."


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The 12th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2015 opened two nights ago. Two opening films were SHE REMEMBERS, HE FORGETS (NA YUT TIN NGOR MOON WUI FEI) and MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART. The films' directors and actors including Jia Zhangke, Zhao Tao, Sylvia Chang (Cheung Ngai Ga), Zhang Yi, Tong Zijian, Miriam Yeung Chin Wa, Cecilia So Lai Shan and Nick Yau Hok Sau attended. Cheung Ngai Ga said in advance that she would not do any interview. She said on the stage that she was very honored to participate in Jia Zhangke's film and was very happy to work with Post 90 actor Tong Zijian. Chin Wa and her SHE younger version So Lai Shan did not have any scene together, but she praised her performance as good and natural. So Lai Shan revealed that before the audition she wanted Chin Wa's film HOOKED ON YOU (MUI DONG BIN WAN SI) to study her presence and she really liked the feeling Chin Wa gave off.


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Jackie Chan's new film KUNG FU YOGA was rumored to have halted production after the Indian film company pulled its funding, but actually the production continued. Jackie Chan yesterday revealed, "The production didn't stop, no matter who pulls their funding it wouldn't be affected. Instead many companies are fighting to invest. I now have several films on hand. Aside from CHINESE, I also have to go to Shandong for RAILROAD TIGER and in December I will have to fly to England to continue production on KUNG FU YOGA."

The Mainland film company that invested in KUNG said that the Indian company did not participate in the film in whole. "They didn't invest any money, so the so-called funding pull didn't exist." The film company also said that after the production, no less than 1/3 of the film will be about India.

Artist Aarif Rahman (Lee Chi Ting) who was a part of the film yesterday posted production photos from Dubai. The group gathered on the desert and posed for a group photo to prove that the rumor has not affected production. Lee Chi Ting often took selfies around the beautiful cars and enjoyed the production process. He said that after completing the Dubai shoot he missed everyone very much. "Goodbye Dubai! Thank you Director Tong (Stanley Tong Kwai Lai) and Jackie Chan for your care! I miss you! I miss new friends there even more! Fighting brother!"

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


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Fish Liew, Koyi Mak, Irene Wan, Susan Shawn, Ashina Kwok, Jacky Cai
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Ashina Kwok Yik Sum, Fish Liew (Liu Chi Yu) and Koyi Mak Chi Yi starred in the new film LAZY HAZY CRAZY (TUNG BAN TUNG HOK), which two nights ago held the premiere. Guest stars Jacky Cai Jie and Susan Shaw Yam Yam also attended, as did Irene Wan Bik Ha. Kwok Yik Sum stated that she worshiped Wan Bik Ha and even imitated her shoulder showing fashion sense. She praised her as an age frozen beauty. With a nude performance in the film, Kwok Yik Sum was asked if she would do it again? She said, "I think no one would approach me so quickly, I am very fat but not where it counts. Friends call me meaty girl." Wan Bik Ha said that Kwok Yik Sum even resembled her in her impression and praised her as being convincing in her role.

Cai Jie also had a sexy performance. She praised the three lead actresses as brave and daring. Would she consider a nude performance again? She said that it would depend on the script. Meanwhile on a radio interview, Kwok Yik Sum, Liu Chi Yu and Mak Chi Yi yesterday said that they were surprised to have Japanese people in line to ask them for autographs at the Tokyo Film Festival.


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Gordon Lam Ka Tung, DaDa Chan Jing, Frankie Lam Man Lung and Tony Wong Yuk Long yesterday represented Hong Kong films LOVE FOREVER (NGOR MOON YU GEIN CHUNG FA WU) and THE MERGER (NGOR MOON TING JIN BA) at the 2nd Guangdong Film Festival and the 3rd Hong Kong Film Festival week press conference. Ka Tung's god mother Apple Ha Ping earlier fell at home and was sent to the hospital. The doctor after a complete examination discovered minor spinal dislocation. Ka Tung did not encourage her to leave the hospital but she was very stubborn. He revealed that Ha Ping had high blood sugar, but visiting friends brought a lot of fruit and nutritional powder milk. She ate three bananas in one day and went over quota. The doctor also said that she was better with the hospital's nutritional meals. Did Ka Tung hire a maid to take care of her? He said, "It's not bad to hire a maid, but everyone knows how direct she is and how loud she is. Not everyone can take that." Earlier Ha Ping was willing to move into a nursing home, but she changed her mind as she wanted to keep working. Ka Tung once asked her to retire, but she wanted them to work together again. He would like to relieve her acting bug as well. Anthony Wong Chau Sun suggested the establishment of an entertainment community team to take care of elderly actors. Ka Tung said that he would discuss it with him. The younger generation should do something for the older generation.

Earlier film critic Shu Kei questioned THE MERGER's international award recognition. One of the investors Wong Yuk Long later said him remove the related post. After negotiation they decided not to take any legal action. Man Lung and Wong Yuk Long will continue to make new films together and revealed that the new film will be a horror film. Will his wife Kenix Kwok Ho Ying make a comeback for it? Lam Man Lung said that his wife has to take care of their daughter. If he had to take care of their daughter full time then it truly will be a horror.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

[2015.10.28] FOR THE WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 25 2015

For the week ending October 25 2015
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    d. Bill Condon
    Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker, Hiroyuki Sanada

  Can : Hoi Gai Nui Hai Yut Gei
  Lit : Ocean Street Girl Diary
    d. Hirokazu Kore-eda
   Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho, Suzu Hirose
  Rating : I
  Length : 127 mins.
  Opening October 15 2015
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  Three sisters - Sachi, Yoshino and Chika - live together in a large house in the city of Kamakura. When their father - absent from the family home for the last 15 years - dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral, and meet their shy teenage half-sister. Bonding quickly with the orphaned Suzu, they invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees, and a new life of joyful discovery begins for the four siblings...

    d. Guillermo Del Toro
    Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston,

    d. Denis Villeneuve
    Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro

    d. Rob Letterman
    Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Ryan Lee

    d. Nancy Meyers
    Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo

    d. Breck Eisner
    Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, Olafur Darri Olafsson

    d. Ridley Scott
    Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara

    d. Steven Spielberg
    Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan

  Can : Ngor Dik Siu Nui Si Doi
  Lit : My Teenager Girl Era
    d. Chen Yu-Shan
    Vivian Sung, Dion Lee, Darren Wong
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 135 mins.
  Opening October 15 2015
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    We all had to live through and rise above the awkward years in high school, and regardless how long it may have been a distant past you wish to forget, there’s always a beautiful memory somewhere waiting to be awaken. A joyful moment that truly belongs to you. An ordinary and unnoticeable high-school girl, Truly, has a crush on the most popular guy in school. Taiyu, a ruffian and a bully, is in love with the campus belle. By a quirk of fate, Taiyu invited Truly to enter a pack for the losers in love, an “Association of the Dumped”. Their mission is to tear the golden couple apart and helped each other to get the ones they love. In the 90s when floppy discs is the most common way to transfer files, and Internet is connected through a dial-ups system. Truly met Taiyu. They missed, they confessed and they bid goodbye. Eighteen years later, when the trendiest things have become old memories, when Truly meets her ‘puppy love’ once again, will they be able to rekindle their friendship and relive again the good old times?

[2015.10.28] FOR THE WEEK STARTING OCTOBER 24 2015

For the week starting October 24 2015

  Can : Gwai Muk
  Leo Ku Kui Ke

  Can : Din Doh Mung Seung
  Liang Bo

  Can : Jau Dui Dik Yun
  Hins Cheung Kin Hin

  Can : Sun Nam Hoi Gu Leung
  A-Bin (Fong Gwing Bun)

  Can : Hello Nei Ho
  Andy Hui Chi On

  Can : Siu Hung Won
  Hebe Tien

  Can : Yuen Fong Dik Hai Ji
  Han Hong

  Can : Nin Yuet Chung Chung
  Jay Fung Won Him

  Can : Moot Si
  Landy Wen (Wan Lan)

  Can : Mei Loi Jau Ji Yin Joi
  MP, A-Shin

  Can : Ching Fung Chu Loi
  Faye Wong

  Can : Yeh Ji
  Su Yunying (So Wan Ying)

  Can : Yun Sun Ma Lai Chung
  Eason Chan Yik Shun

  Can : Wong Fun Dim Cheung Gei
  Joey Yung Cho Yi Featuring Jan Lamb Hoi Fung

  Can : Hor Yi Dik Wa
  Fish Leong Jing Yu


Sammy Sum and Jacquelin Chong
Susan Shaw, Helena Law and Nina Paw
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Justin Cheung dresses up as Joker to support his friends 
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Artists Jacquelin Chong Si Man, Sammy Sum Chun Hin, Nina Paw Hee Ching, Helena Law Lan, Susan Shaw Yam Yam and Justin Cheung Kin Sing two nights ago attended the film ARE YOU HERE? (DIP SIN DIP SIN)'s premiere. The stars dressed up for Halloween. The most exaggerated had to be Cheung Kin Sing as Joker. Chong Si Man appeared as a ghost in a Chinese dress with blood running down her face.

Cheung Kin Sing revealed that in order to support Chong Si Man, he spent six hours to put the make up on. He even skipped a meal. "When I was in the taxi and looked outside, a foreign child saw me and screamed! Lately I got a little fatter, the costume was a little tight. (Earlier you said you were working out?) I am working on a movie, for continuity I couldn't lose everything at once. In the film I worked with elders like Chen Kuan-Tai. I learned a lot." Chong Si Man praised Cheung Kin Sing as a good brother. Her sister Lisa Chong Si Ming appeared in black. Chong Si Man said, "Is she dressed up like a ghost? She is just dressed up!" Si Ming explained, "This look is pretty scary! Earlier at the shopping center so many people were looking at me!" Would she feel the box office pressure as the lead actress? Chong Si Man said, "Certainly, but the film had pretty good response in Singapore and Malaysia earlier. We are thinking whether it can be released in the Mainland. During the shoot we expected not to, but some distributors saw it and wanted to release it in the Mainland. However the content would have to be adjusted."

In addition, Law Lan was asked about fellow veteran actress Apple Ha Ping's fall. She said, "I only found out after friends told me. Is she OK? Limb and spinal injuries are quite troublesome when we are older. (She was not found for ten hours.) Did she install an alarm? I have one at home, I also have a maid. When we get older we have to be careful, put the feet on the ground first to test out our strength."

Monday, October 26, 2015


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The Lawrence Ah Mon (Lau Kwok Cheung) directed film SUN HUNG TAI BO 2016 yesterday shot at a Pak Tam Chung drug treatment center. This film's subject was one of the Tsz Wan Shan 13 Tai Po, "Mau Tung Wa", and how he helped rehabilitation of other drug users and the difficulties that he faced. Yesterday attending actors were Sean Lau Ching Wan, Louis Koo Tin Lok, Jacquelin Chong Si Man, Lo Hoi Pang and Kevin Chu Kam Yin. Ching Wan and Goo Jai appeared in 70s costumes. Their stories took place between the 70s and the 90s, their different costumes felt fresh to them. Ching Wan played "Mau Tung Wa" Chan Chun Chi, while Goo Jai play Ha Lui, who was responsible for the balance of Kowloon City district drug sales. Would they have fight scenes in the film? Ching Wan said that he had less, while Goo Jai fought three out of five days. Goo Jai said, "I have sore and aches from fighting, I might have pulled something. Earlier my arm hurt so much that I couldn't raise it for two days." Goo Jai said that during the shoot he already added padding, but "thug fights" were all random.

Ching Wan said the production gave him a deeper understanding of drugs. Earlier for a "dragon chasing" scene shoot a pastor was invited to be the consultant. Actually he used to use drugs. Later at age 29 he finally went to first grade. Now he is a doctor of theology and has given many people guidance. Also, Jacquelin said that in the film she played Goo Jai's girlfriend. She said that at first when she learned that she would play Goo Jai's girlfriend she was very happy. She was willing to take a pay cut, but later she realized that she was swindled. After the production started she learned that they did not even hold hands in the film. "His girlfriend was more 'sassy', not the type that would lean on him. I hope next time I can add intimate scenes." Did she like Goo Jai? She said that because he was a god. Did she and Ching Wan have any scene together? Jacquelin said that he was cooler than she has imagined. She did not dare to bother him. Goo Jai was a little better.