Wednesday, April 26, 2017

[2017.04.27] FOR THE WEEK ENDING APRIL 23 2017

For the week ending Sunday April 23 2017
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  Can : Gau Geung Ching Doh Fu
  Lit : Vampire Saving Street Sweeper
    d. Yan Pak Wing, Chiu Sin Hang
    Babyjohn Choi Hong Yik, Lin Min Chen (Lam Ming Jing),
      Chin Siu Ho, Richard Ng Yiu Hong, Law Mong,
      Bondy Chiu Hok Yi, Yuen Cheung Yan, Susan Shaw Yam Yam,
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 95 mins.
  Opening March 16 2017
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    Vampire is always here. You and I have not met them as there is a secret department in this city – VDC, the Vampire Cleanup Department. The remote trash collection point is their secret base. The big green rubbish bins there contain the defeated Vampire. The street sweepers work there are the Vampire Hunters!

    Tim Cheung is a typical local Hong Kong teenager. He lives with his grandma and plays his iphone all day long. Coincidentally, he is invited to be the new member of the VCD. He is trained to be a Vampire Hunter - fighting vampires with his broom.

    In an operation, he meets the Vampire Emperor and a lady vampire called Summer. She was buried alive for sacrifice hundred years ago, but, at the moment she attacks Tim, a drop of tear come out from her eyes...... Their fates are then twisted together.

    Mission or Love? Can Tim finally become a member of the Vampire Cleanup Department? What is the secret behind the VCD?

    d. Rupert Sanders
    Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano,

    d. Stuart Hazeldine
    Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw

    d. Naoko Yamada
    Japanese Animation
  Length : 129 mins.
  Opening April 6 2017
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    d. Bill Condon
    Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad

  Can : Yut Lim Mo Ming
  Lit : One Thought Without Light
    d. Wong Chun
    Eric Tsang Chi Wai, Shawn Yue Man Lok,
      Elaine Jin (Kam Yin Ling), Charmaine Fong Ho Man
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 101 mins.
  Opening September 8 2016 at the Toronto International Film Festival
  Opening October 13 2016 at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
  Opening December 1 2016
  Opening March 30 2017
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    Tung has just been dismissed from the mental hospital where he's spent the last few years suffering from a severe form of bipolar disorder. He is not cured; his illness is one that can at best be managed. Once a successful financial analyst, Tung lost his job due to a nervous breakdown, and no one is willing to hire him back.

    Tung's father is less than happy to have him back home in his tiny single-room apartment. A truck driver who must often travel to China, he's overcome with worry whenever he has to go away, leaving Tung and his medication regime unsupervised. During these periods of solitude, Tung is either at the mercy of nosy, narrow-minded neighbours or, worse, left alone with the ghosts of his past. That past is the source of rifts and resentment between father and son, and its invisible presence may suffocate them both in this claustrophobic shared space. Soon, though, the hostile world outside the apartment presents a whole other set of difficulties. - GIOVANNA FULVI

    d. Kelly Asbury
    English Voices: Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Joe Manganiello

  Can : Chak Dan Juen Ga
  Lit : Bomb Defusing Expert
    d. Herman Yau Lai To
    Andy Lau Tak Wa, Ron Ng Cheuk Hei, Song Jia, Jiang Wu, Philip Keung Ho Man, Liu Kai Chi, Felix Wong Yat Wa
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 118 mins.
  Opening April 20 2017
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    Cheung Choi-san is a senior inspector of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Bureau (EOD). Seven years ago, he went undercover and became the protege of Hung Kai-pang, a top wanted criminal specializing in bombs. Cheung successfully disintegrated Hung's criminal gang, but during the operation, Hung manages to escape while his younger brother and allies were captured. To seek revenge for Cheung's betrayal, Hung returns and prepares to plant a series bombs in Hong Kong to create public panic, and lures Cheung out for action to unfold an ultimate plan for revenge.

    A criminal specializing in bombs is back for severe bomb attacks in the busiest cross-harbor tunnel in Hong Kong, a crucial bomb disposal operation has to be carried out by the EODB elites

    d. Tom McGrath
    DreamWorks Animation
    English Voices: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel

    d. F. Gary Gray
    Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano,
      Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Scott Eastwood, Nathalie Emmanuel,
      Elsa Pataky, Charlize Theron, Kurt Russell,


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Shawn Yue works on Miriam Yeung's music video
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The Miriam Yeung Chin Wa and Shawn Yue Man Lok starred LOVE OFF THE CUFF (CHUN GIU GAU JI MING) released its original soundtrack, which included Chin Wa's remake of her idol Danny Chan Pak Keung's WHEN I THINK OF YOU. Chin Wa moved Lok Jai with her sincerity to sing 4 verses and work on the music video together. Lok Jai asked Chin Wa to repay him. At her next Hong Kong Coliseum concert she would arrange for him to try the stage elevator, but after the lift he would leave. He absolutely would not perform.

Lok Jai said that when he found out Chin Wa wanted a model to take his place for the shoot, he thought no model could replace him so he took the role himself. Chin Wa also got to save money. Chin Wa cracked up.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

[2017.04.26] FOR THE WEEK STARTING APRIL 22 2017

For the week starting April 22 2017

  Can : Sei Mong ji Mun
  Kelvin Kwan Chor Yu

  Ngor Dik Sun Ming But Gor Si Wan Yau Dik Fung Kwong
  Lo Gengsed (Lo Gung Suk)

  Can : Din Tai
  Yisa Yu (Yuk Hor Wai)

  Can : Tin Bin Dei Bin Ching But Bin
  Gin Lee (Lee Hung Ngai)

  Can : Sam Sun Sam Sai
  Jason Zhang Jie (Cheung Kit)

  Can : Si Mei Yun
  Jane Zhang Liangying

  Can : Sing Doh
  Zhao Lei

  Can : Bei Chi Dik Mei Loi

  Can : Ngor Guoon Nei
  Hua Chenyu (Wa Sun Yu)

  Can : Bin Jau Yuen Liu
  The Freshmen

  Can : Lei Ji Yu Gum Ching
  Sammi Cheng Sau Man

  Can : Fan Yun Gor
  Mayday feat. Jam Hsiao (Siu Ching Tung)

  Can : Piu Seung Buk Fong
  Namewee (Wong Ming Ji) feat. Wang Leehom

  Can : Leung Leung
  Aska Yang, Zhang Bichen

  Can : Sup Bak
  Coco Lee Man


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The film LOVE OFF THE CUFF (CHUN GIU GAU JI MING)'s Shawn Yue Man Lok, Miriam Yeung Chin Wa and director Pang Ho Cheung promoted all over. Yesterday they went to Beijing. Richie Jen (Yam Yin Chai) made a surprise appearance. Yue Man Lok's godmother Jiang Mengjie also showed her support.

Yue Man Lok demonstrated the fitness ball and made Mainland fans screamed. In addition, in the film Cherie wore a nurse costume to seduce Jimmy. Chin Wa flirted with Yue Man Lok with props like a needle and a stethoscope. Later Yue Man Lok embraced Chin Wa from behind.


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Dior Cheng Yi Kin, Jordan Chan Siu Chun, Michael Tse Tin Wa, Chin Kar Lok, Jerry Lamb Hiu Fung recently worked on the Chin Kar Lok directed film WONG GUM HING DAI (GOLDEN BROTHERS) in Budapest, Hungary. Eric Tsang Chi Wai also starred. Investor Jackie Chan after attending the 2017 China Day Film Festival opening ceremony went to visit the brothers on the set.

Jackie Chan posted a photo. He said, "Having dinner here with the team and the Jackie Chan Stuntman Association brothers. In the end everyone came to drink with me, everyone toasted me with a glass of Hungarian sweet wine and I ended up drunk. I wish a smooth production for everyone!"

Monday, April 24, 2017


Brian Yuen, Rose Chan, Checkley Sin, Lemon Yip, Rachel Chau
Sharon Luk
Lydia Tong
Grace Lam

Checkley Sin brings his wife and daughter
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Checkley Sin Kwok Lam's National Art Group last night held as relocation opening ceremony and anniversary dinner. Commerce and economic development bureau secretary So Kam Leung, Master Sin's artists Rose Chan Ka Wun, Brian Yuen Chung Yeung, Rachel Chau Ka Lei, Lemon Yip Chi Yu, Sammo Hung Kam Bo and his son Timmy Hung Tin Ming, Grace Lam Nga Sze, Melvin Wong Kam Sun, Philip Chan Yan Kin, Bennett Pang Kin Sun, Sharon Luk Sze wan all attended. The 27th will be Master Sin's 60th birthday. He said that his wife last night arranged for a surprised celebration.

Master Sin revealed that the group last year ended up at a loss, but this year it already turned a profit of HK$ 19 million. One of its company also gave dividends and could answer to shareholders. In the future it would promote the Foshan Studio with tourism. Each studio would have an interactive game area.

Chan Ka Wun said that she gave Master Sin health food for his birthday. She hoped to share in the company's profit and the Master has promised her the lead in a movie about the Kowloon Walled City. She said that last year the company made OUR DAYS (NGOR MOON DIK 6E BAN) for her junior colleagues. She only guest starred as a host. Originally she wanted to play the school flower but did not get the chance. Rose said taht at school because she developed early she was too tall to be a school flower. Guys were afraid of getting close to her. However Rose was popular with female students. When they went to the bathroom they always asked her to protect them, and she was in charge of cleaning the blackboard.


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The Tang Wai Min, Sam Leong Tak Sum and Sam Lee Chan Sam produced, Leong Tak Sum directed, Japanese actors Natsuna and Hiroshi Shinagawa and Hong Kong representatives Lee Chan Sam and Candy Lo (Law Lam) starred LOVE REVOLUTION (OI GAP MING) was selected for the 9th Okinawa International Film Festival. Earlier director Leong Tak Sum led Natsuna and Hiroshi Shinagawa to attend the opening ceremony and the advanced screening. The audience responded enthusiastically to the film and Leong Tak Sum said that he was very happy to be able to bring the film to Okinawa for the Japanese audience to enjoy.

Law Lam arrived at Okinawa that day and attended the red carpet ceremony to promote the film. This was Law Lam's first international film festival and was honored to walk the red carpet. She admitted that she dressed up for the occasion. "Recently 'fairy presence' has been all the rage, I finally chose a dress with 'fairy presence'." Law Lam said that when she received the film festival invitation she felt very happy and very honored. She was also happy for Leong Tak Sum. "This time at the film festival I saw the director, Natsuna, Hiroshi Shinagawa and others again, I was reminded of how happy the production was. Playing a female assassin in the film was a new attempt, I was able to achieve the expected result." Currently working on a series, Law Lam admitted that she almost was unable to make the trip. Unfortunately producer Mui Siu Ching and the team gave her a few days off.


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Anthony Wong, Jia Zhangke
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Anthony Wong calls Andy Lau "Iron Man" for his fast recovery
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Anthony Wong Chau Sun and Mainland director Jia Zhangke two nights ago were guest presenters at the 41st Hong Kong International Film Festival Award Night. Chau Sun pointed out that although his new film would clash directly with Andy Lau Tak Wa's film, he did not think about the box office. He also would not mind whether the reviews would be good or bad. Wa Jai reportedly invested in his new play, so he was very grateful to have this buddy.

Two nights ago Mainland director Jia Zhangke was present. Did he and Wong Chau Sun talk about a collaboration? Chau Sun said, "When we ran into each other we only exchanged greetings. Should I ask him as soon as I get here that there is a bank here, does he want to open an account?" The Best New Director Wong Chun directed MAD WORLD (YUT LIM MO MING) after winning many international film festival awards two nights ago again won the audience's choice award. The Korean film HAPPY BUS DAY won the FIPRESCI award.

Chau Sun spent two days to watch eight films and joked that he was half dead from watching them. "Those films were pretty far away. (Do you understand films from other places?) I constantly watch strange things and I get them. The winners are of course entertaining, but some were not too high quality and were very tough to get through; the winners were very outstanding." Luckily this time the four judges' decisions were rather uniform, without too much difference of opinion.

Recently many Hong Kong films have been released, Did Chau Sun watch Hong Kong movies? He admitted, "I want to see MAD WORLD. (What about Wa Jai's SHOCK WAVE (CHAK DAN JUEN GA)? For now I haven't wanted to see it, as I don't like to watch action films. I like movies with heavier Hong Kong flavor, if they were about wonton noodle and stinky tofu I would immediately watch them."

Chau Sun also noticed that Wa Jai was able to stand up again, saying that he was "Iron Man". However lately Chau Sun has been very busy. After visiting Wa Jai last night he did not go again. He has been busy with a play that was adapted from a famous American playwright's work. This year it will begin its run. Did Wa Jai invest again? Chau Sun said, "Of course, he's a buddy! If not for him I would be in pretty big trouble."

Chau Sun's film THE SLEEP CURSE (SUT MIN) would be released later, in direct opposition with SHOCK WAVE. He felt that the two films were of different genres, only both were by director Herman Yau Lai To. Was Chau Sun confident about a victory? "It doesn't matter, it entertains the audience's different tastes. When others sell pate and I sell rice roll they are different too."

Earlier SHOCK's facebook claimed that negative reviews were from hired guns and led to a public relations disaster. Chau Sun curiously asked which promotional company it was and admitted that many public relations companies were "very poor". Often the matter could be minimized but they would make matter worse. He found that to be very strange.

Would he accept both positive and negative reviews? Chau Sun said, "It doesn't matter, even Cao Cao had a close friend and Lord Guan had a rival. If most people dislike your stuff, then you have to think whether you do isn't right for the market? Would you go to a Muslim country to sell port? People would chop you to death."


Isabel Chan, Shawn Yue, Miriam Yeung ,Pang Ho Cheung, June Lam
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Shawn Yue Man Lok, Miriam Yeung Chin Wa, DaDa Chan Jing and director Pang Ho Cheung two nights ago attended the LOVE OFF THE CUFF (CHUN GIU GAU JI MING) all star premiere. Guests included Irene Wan Bik Ha, Shiga Lin Sze Nga, Ivana Wong Yuen Chi, Alex Lam Tak Shun and Edmond Leung Hon Man. LOVE has not been officially released yet but two shows were already sold out in advanced. Pang Ho Cheung jokingly asked if the movie only had two shows! Chin Wa and Lok Jai both told him to be low key. Lok Jai thanked the support of cinema circuits for advanced ticket sales. Thus he planned to thank the audience at the cinemas.

With promotions everywhere, would the promotional cost be very high? Lok Jai said that the actors gave their time and the company gave money. Everyone gave money and effort as well. As for the box office, Chin Wa admitted that she would face it normally. Lok Jai did not want to talk about the box office. He only thought that the audience now liked to watch happier moves. This time was a comedy, after watching they would leave the cinemas happily. He was the happiest that many Mainland cinemas would play the Cantonese version.

Pang Ho Cheung said that the film landed Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio's double, but due to the film length his scene was cut. He also wanted Chow Yun Fat and Cherie Chung Chor Hung. Director Pang replied, "Actually I have had many plans, but I never announced Fat Gor. Fat Gor has been very supportive of this film though."

Lok Jai was asked about renting a place in Stanley to live with his girlfriend in, he said, "Oh! I am not talking about that!" Chin Wa said,"Why don't you rent one for us, we've given up so much!" Pang Ho Cheung chimed in, "I made you look so good, you should rent a place for me!" Lok Jai then seriously responded, "Of course it's not like that, it's not as dramatic as you imagined. I can't afford it so naturally I have to rent it!" Was he living with his girlfriend? He answered, "She lives in Taiwan, how can we live together?"

Chan Jing lately looked slimmer. She said that actually she did not lose a lot of weight, only that she worked out to get into shape. She used to be in the same company as Moka Fang, who wed Aaron Kwok Fu Sing. Although they did not constantly see each other but joyous events were worth congratulating. Would she envy her for marrying a Heavenly King? DaDa said, "I am happy that she is happy, I don't feel anything special. Now I don't put love and marriage first. I am very happy being single!"


Ko Chen-Tung guest stars in Giddens Ko's new film

Kent Tsai has a style of his own
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The 41st Hong Kong International Film Festival closing film MON MON MON MONSTERS! two nights ago held its world premiere at the Hong Kong Cultural Center. Director Giddens Ko, producer Angie Chai, actors Kent Tsai, Eugenie Liu, Yukai Deng and Carolyn Chen appeared together.

Giddens Ko said this was not a monster flm, but a movie with a monster in it; Angie Chai said that at first the film was just a low budget production, but finally the production cost over NT $ 100 million! Lead actor Kent Tsai got the lead in his first debut. In it he played a high school bully. He said, "At first I felt the character was very challenging, later with help from the other actors I felt great." As for the monster, Eugenie Liu looked sweet. She revealed that she went two weeks without washing her hair to bring the characer to life. She did not even cut her finger nails. She also said that the constume required cookie crumbs on her head. To her it was a rather big breakthrough.

Directing again after six years, Giddens Ko said that he has not thought about the new film being able to break YOU ARE THE APPLE OF MY EYE's box office record because they were two different genres. He also said that YOU was a record. It was very fortunately to perform so well, thus he chose Hong Kong for the world premiere. As for the all new comer cast, Director Ko said, "I have an actor obstacle. If I ask (Tony) Leung Chiu Wai and Gum Sing Mo (Takeshi Kaneshiro), would they play high school students? I have to find actors of the right age." He also said that with new actors, even if he asked them to repeat their performance they would not decline. He would not feel bad about it either.

Director Ko also praised Kent Tsai for performing very well despite it being his first performance. He had quite a style of his own. Would he hope Kent Tsai to be as successful as YOU's Ko Chen-Tung? Director Ko said, "Ko Chen-Tung was a genius, for awhile I thought I took him to the sky. Later I finally realized that he and Michelle Chen brought me to the sky. (Would you make Kent Tsai the second Ko Chen-Tung?) Ko Chen-Tung is Ko Chen-Tung, Kent Tsai can be the first Kent Tsai. No one can replace them. They also belong to the same company, they can learn from each other." He also said that Ko Chen-Tung this time guest starred as a high school student. During the shoot he told him what he was making at the last minute and he only needed one take.

Sunday, April 23, 2017


Raymond Tsang's wife and son rushed to Guangzhou after receiving the news

As auxiliary police Raymond Tsang investigated a drowning
Raymond Tsang worked on MY AGES APART
Lee Ho Wing posted the final chat he had with Raymond Tsang
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Raymond Tsang and Cheng Ka Sang performed
Before the show Raymond Tsang signed autographs 
Before the performance, Raymond Tsang chatted with friends in a coffee shop
Raymond Tsang 
Raymond Tsang was in the Royal Hong Kong Regiment (Volunteers) and the auxiliary police
Raymond Tsang on SUNDAY STAGE FIGHT received the "Emergecy Police Award" from Lawrence Cheng 
Raymond Tsang remembered his mother said that "thank you, sorry, thanks" were all he needed in life
Raymond Tsang in FROM CHINA WITH LOVE had scenes with Stephen Chow
Raymond Tsang played Sheren Tang's husband in HEALING HEARTS II.  He said that it was only two or three episodes but it was the most memorable.
Mak Cheung Ching remembers Raymond Tsang's smile welcoming him to TVB 30 years ago
Myolie Wu worked with Raymond Tsang (right) on TRUMIPH IN THE SKIES II
Lee Wing Ho praises Raymond Tsang as a great elder
Benny Lau just chatted with Raymond Tsang online after meeting for a chess game
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Veteran TVB artist Raymond Tsang Sau Ming yesterday passed away in Guangzhou at the age of 58. TVB issued a statement that it has already learned about the matter and its artist department colleagues yesterday morning have already contacted Mrs. Tsang and provided assistance. They also contacted the Special Administrative Region government's Guangdong office about the matter, the Guangdong office immigration department personnel has already contacted Mrs. Tsang and provided assistance. TVB expressed its sincerest sympathy over the passing of Tsang Sau Ming and will provide assistance to his family to the best of its abilities.

Tsang Sau Ming two nights ago suddenly fainted while performing in Guangzhou, despite the emergency medical team's effort he passed away. Fellow artist Cheng Ka Sang who went with him said that he, Tsang Sau Mng and others two days ago went to perform in Guangzhou. On the way they were still talking and laughing without nothing appearing to be unusual. During the concert, he performed first, then he introduced Tsang Sau Ming. After performing a part he suddenly fainted. He immediately rushed to the stage with the drive and carried Tsang backstage. The emergency medical team arrived very quickly and performed CPR and emergency treatment but Tsang was unconscious throughout. Finally their effort was ineffective and he passed away. Cheng Ka Sang felt that Tsang passed so suddenly probably due to his heart problem.

Reportedly, Tsang Sau Ming's wife and son yesterday morning after finding out immediately rushed to Guangzhou. Tsang Sau Ming's remains have been transported to a funeral home temporarily, then would return to Hong Kong Tuesday.

Tsang's friend Wong Kin Tung yesterday morning after learning of the death admitted it was hard to accept. He said, "Just last month we were together on THE FORGOTTEN VALLEY set. You even drove me home and we were chatting and laughing, you even told me to hurry up and buy a car......I thought you were already all better, why can it be so's very hard to accept, very hard to take......Sau Ming, RIP......" His 13th TVB artist training class classmate Brian Wong Chak Fung posted on facebook, "Classmate Sau Ming! Amitabha! May you reach Nirvana soon." Myolie Wu Hung Yi, Selene Lee Sze Wa, Edwin Siu Jing Nam, Louisa Mak Ming Sze, Li Wng Ho all eulogized him online.

Tsang Sau Ming in 2014 after a water scene for the series SPEED OF LIFE started to realized that his cardiovascular problems and his heart was enlarged and pushing onto the stomach. He lost all appetite. With his pericardial and pleural effusion he lost over 20 pounds. Recently he claimed after his surgery he recovered and continued to perform in many series like DEAD WRONG, TWO STEPS FROM HEAVEN, PROVOCATEUR, THE NO NO GIRL and the yet to air THE EXORCIST'S METER and MY AGES APART.

With over 30 years in the business, Tsang Sau Ming participated in over 100 television series and once was in the auxiliary police. He also was in the Royal Hong Kong Regiments. In 2013 Chief Executive Leung Chun Yin even presented the "Hong Kong Auxiliary Police Long Service Medal" to Tsang Sau Ming for his contributions. Tsang's characters mostly were related to the police. He even worked on two foreign films. In 2011 he played a Chinese health official in CONTAGION and had scenes with Oscar Best Actress Marion Cotillard.