Wednesday, September 20, 2017

[2017.09.21] JACKIE CHAN WANTS TO DIRECT A DRAMA

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The film THE FOREIGNER earlier held a national film national cinema circuit introduction event in Qingdao. "King of Kung Fu" Jackie Chan flew to Qingdao to promote his film. "King of Chinese Hip Hop" MC Jin also came to support his idol Big Brother Jackie Chan. Jackie Chan even revealed that he would be interested in directing a drama.

Big Brother even claimed that he was from Shandong (Jackie Chan's family came from Yantai, Shandong) and even spoke in Yantai dialect, which cracked up hte audience. This was Big Brother Jackie Chan's first cinema circuit introduction event. "This was my first time, so I made the trip from the U.S. I arrived in Qingdao at 5AM. This is a very special film, a very solemn and very tragic story. It is very touching, unlike any of my previous action comedy. I want everyone to know that Jackie Chan can not only play comedy but also different genre movies. In the future I may even personally direct a drama."

As a 2016 Lifetime Achievement Oscar award winner, Big Brother Jackie Chan has already won all the honors. However Big Brother was not pleased with himself. He said, "When I received the Oscar I was very happy, but after returning to the hotel and putting down the award this page has become the past." When he learned that in the audience were all national cinema circuit bosses, Jackie Chan expressed his appreciation to them. "Thank you very much everyone for your support all along, thank you very much to our Chinese film viewers for your love for me. Because of you, I am respected around the world. When I went to Hollywood to make movies, as soon as the U.S. called I had to fly from Hong Kong and even waited for them to see me. Now I no longer have to contact Hollywood. When the U.S. wants to work with me they would personally fly to Hong Kong to discuss it with me. Because of everyone's support, now Hollywood is waiting for me to meet with them."

Speaking of this collaboration, MC Jin said that he was very honored. "Now it still feels like a dream, when I was little one of my favorite things was hip hop and the other was Big Brother Jackie Chan's movies. This collaboration brought two of my favorite things together, I truly am very happy. I am very honored to be able to present this song to everyone and to Big Brother Jackie Chan." Big Brother Jackie Chan added, "MC Jin really is my super fan. He can remember every one of my movies, many lines from them. Even his secret code when he talks with his son is RUSH HOUR."

After the event, Jackie Chan and MC Jin met with fans. Big Brother Jackie Chan could not hide his excitement and even sang the promotional song from THE FOREIGNER, ORDINARY PERSON. Jackie Chan said that he really liked the verse "This world has a lot of cruelty" because he personally changed it to encourage the fight against terrorism. After performing the song, MC Jin performed his latest plug ZERO.

[2017.09.21] CECILIA SO IS STRESSED ABOUT TAKING THE BATON FROM STEPHY TANG

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Cecilia So Lai Shan, Belinda Yan Zifei, Candy Yuen Ka Man, Alycia Chan Yuen Hung, Jessica Kan Suk Yi two nights ago attended a film premiere. So Lai Shan said that her first lead role, the new film NEVER TOO LATE (OI CHING LO DAI SAU), will open next month. She was very nervous. After she took the role people kept comparing her to Stephy Tang Lai Yan's "Ah Bo", she started to have a little stress. Actually her version was more tomboyish and very rough. She and Alex Fong Lik Sun even had a lot of argument scenes, different from Stephy's version.

Carina Lau Ka Ling in the film MOTHER IN LAW VS. SON IN LAW (NGOR DIK CHING DIK NUI SAI) played the "ultimate Ah Bo". So Lai Shan said that she had a role in that film. In it she played Lau Ka Ling's character in her youth. She said, "When I saw Sister Ka Ling I was very nervous. Brother Wa (Simon Yam Tat Wa) said that Sister Ka Ling and I both have big eyes and look a little like each other. I was like a little fan and very happy to have a photo with Sister Ka Ling. (Did you ask Sister Ka Ling for advice?) Sister Ka Ling was very busy, I didn't have a chance to chat. (Did you study her performance?) I can't reach her. Sister Ka Ling is in god class. No matter how I study I wouldn't resemble her."

[2017.09.20] BRIAN YUEN'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS BOOKS A SCREENING FOR HIS BIRTHDAY

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Brian Yuen Chung Yeung participated in the upcoming inspirational film OUR DAYS IN 6E. His family and friends booked a show to watch the film as a meaningful gift for his birthday at the end of the month. Brian said, "This present is the most memorable over the years. I have always wanted to make a movie since I was little. This year I can witness myself on the silver screen with so many friends and relatives, I never even dream about it! I would treat this screening like my personal premiere. I am very happy."

Brian performed decently on the new film. Master Checkley Sin Kwok Lam stated that he was interested in applying for a new actor award nomination for him. Brian was deeply grateful. "Thank you very much to boss and director Sin Kwok Lam and Mrs. Sin for fulfilling my first film dream."

[2017.09.20] AVA LIU WORKS HARD ON AUDIENCE APPRECIATION

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Pakho Chau, Louis Cheung Kai Chung, Joyce Cheng Yun Yi and Ava Liu (Yu Kiu) starred in the new film THE SINKING CITY: CAPSULE ODYSSEY (SAI FONG GIK LOK: TAI BAU TAI JI TAI HUNG CHONG) has been released for almost two weeks. Its Hong Kong and Macau cumulative box office was almost HK$ 8 million. SINKING's box office trend was stable, two days ago it even beat Tom Cruise and Stephen King with HK$ 290,000 single day box office! Actors Andrew Lam Man Chung and Yu Kiu have been working hard on audience appreciation events and the film company has decided to hold a celebration tomorrow.

[2017.09.20] DONNIE YEN AGGRAVATES OLD INJURY FROM CHASING THE DRAGON

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Donnie Yen Chi Tan and Andy Lau Tak Wa worked together for the first time on the Wong Jing produced film CHASING THE DRAGON (JUI LUNG). In the sory the Lau Tak Wa played Lui Lok assisted the Yen Chi Tan played Crippled Ho to the mob throne and control of all of Hong Kong's drug trade. Crippled Ho assisted Lui Lok with enterprising police corruption and sex, gambling and drug trades. While helping each other a very delicate relationship was created.

Yen Chi Tan and Wong Jing earlier spoke to the media. Wong Jing was asked why he would return to the subjects of Crippled Ho and Lui Lok after so many years? Brother Jing pointed out that he was one of the producers of LEE ROCK, which did not mention too much about Crippled Ho. The film TO BE NUMBER ONE (BAI HO) also rarely mentioned Lui Lok. He felt that the two notable figures of the same era had to have crossed paths and thus he hoped to bring two superstars together for another performance. As for why he would ask the action film expert Yen Chi Tan to play Crippled Ho, Brother Jing stated that because of freshness and Chi Tan's ability to fight. Many top stars have been in mob films. How many interpretation methods could an actor have for the same genre? For example Tony Leung Ka Fai has played many mob figures. The audience would feel that he should play the role well. However Chi Tan has never played this type of character, so he would be a fresh choice for the audience. Crippled Ho was also quite a fighter, thus he had to find a public recognized fighter. In addition Chi Tan and Wa Jai have never worked together before. This new team for now absolutely was unprecedented. The most important was Chi Tan from Ip Man to Chen Zhen to Crippled Ho would have a great impact and contrast.

In the film Chi Tan played Crippled Ho throughout the ages, from the Chouzhou country kid who just arrived in Hong Kong to a loyal youth with future aspirations to the mob drug lord of a generation. To an actor the character was full of challenges, but at first Chi Tan hesitated for several months before agreeing. He said, "As a Chinese action actor, I have made action films for decades. Where would my designation be? Shouldn't I keep looking for breakthrough in action? I have to keep improving myself or do something for the market. Firs I have to find a channel to elevate myself, so in recent years I have tried to play different characters whether the audience accepted them or not. I have never played a modern notable antagonist like Crippled Ho, but at the same time I have operated a very different character in Ip Man and I am a family man myself. I have an idea and a direction in film productions, as I hope to be able to continue to deliver positive energy. I was very conflicted." After a few month Chi Tan finally came to a conclusion. Either he would not play the role, or he would play it to the best of his abilities. However He also told Brother Jing that it was the one and only time.

Back then Ray Lui Leung Wai gained 40 pounds to play Crippled Ho. The pressure was inevitable. Chi Tan admitted that after taking the role he also began to worry about how to play it. "Because my buddy Lui Leung Wai's Crippled Ho is a classic, I discussed it with Brother Jing. He was responsible for coming up with how to make my character fresh, while I thought even if I wouldn't be able to surpass Brother Lui I couldn't disappoint."

In order to bring freshness to the audience, Chi Tan hired a Chouzhou dialect coach to teach him 24 hours a day for several months. He also studied with the coach on how to speak "Cantonese with a Chouzhou accent". In order for him to appear with dominating, the film company hired a Hollywood special effect make up artist for three hours of make up everyday. "Because Crippled Ho had a lot of scars from fighting, his nose was probably crooked and his lips would become thicker." In addition before the shoot he kept practicing how Crippled Ho walked, to the point that he really needed a cane. "With all the injuries over the years of making movies, my toes already had problems. In addition I had to limp with that pair of shoes, by the end I was in so much pain that I couldn't walk. After wrapping up the film I went to see a doctor. I needed surgery. Then I really had to use a cane for four months."

Although the character needed special effect make up, limping and Chouzhou dialect, Chi Tan thought that none of that was the toughest. The most difficult was living in two people's worlds. "The character violates my principal of making movies in recent years because it is very depressing, explosive, oppressing. I don't like to bring these types of feeling home. Everyday after removing the make up I had to forget about the character. Sometimes I would suppress my dominating look. Because I didn't want to speak to my wife in this tone, I would let her scold me. The next day I had to get back into character. Living in the world of two people was the most painful. Instead the physical energy exhaustion was a piece of cake." Crippled Ho probably would not be afraid of his wife, Chi Tan admitted that he was. "I don't know, but Yen Chi Tan would be."

Speaking of working with Wa Jai for the first time, Chi Tan was pleased that he learned a lot because Wa Jai was experienced in this type of genre and character. He was also a Best Actor, so Chi Tan looked forward to working with him very much. During the shoot he kept absorbing Wa Jai's acting. Everyone often changed their lines on the spot.

Brother Jing said that often the set would have three new scripts. Wa Jai's team had one, Chi Tan's team had one and his team had one. Before the shoot everyone would take out their scripts and went over them. They would use good ones so they had a lot of spark.

[2017.09.20] SIMON YAM INVITES KARA WAI TO MAKE AN OLDER SARA




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Famous director John Woo (Ng Yu Sum)'s action film MANHUNT two days ago was was announced as an official recommended film of the London Film Fesival and will be screened on October 15th. http://paper.wenweipo.com/2017/09/20/EN1709200008.htm * (2017/09/20) Best Actress Kara Wai Ying Hung and Best Actor Simon Yam Tat Wa two nights ago attended their film MRS. K's premiere and received support from Emperor boss Albert Yeung Sau Sing, Joey Yung Cho Yi, Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin, Derek Tsang Kwok Cheung and his girlfriend Venus Wong Man Yik. This would be Sister Hung's final action film. Brother Wa tried to persuade her to make a romantic action film, as he would personally direct SARA (CHOR GEI)'s older version to bring out Sister Hung's sexiness from within. Sister Hung has not yet agreed. "If I have to bare it all, I have to have half a year's time to get into my best shape."

Sister Hung said that MRS. K would be her final action film. So far she still has not changed her mind. "My word is solid, when I say it I mean it; it's not any main reason, I am just afraid that I would get worse and worse. I might as well leave on a good note. Of course I would be reluctant, but I should quit while I am ahead. Older women's action film performance would deteriorate. (Are you pleased with your performance?) At my age I feel pretty great with this result, I am absolutely answer for it. I don't dare to think about awards, since it is harder to win with an action film."

Brother Wa heard that Sister Hung would no make another action film and immediately suggested to work with Sister Hung on an romantic action film. Sister Hung cracked up. Brother Wa said, "It would be like SARA. I feel that she is sexy from within. This sexiness would make even young fresh meat drool. An older version of SARA would be very suitable for Sister Hung, I would direct and bring out Sister Hung's sexiness from within." Sister Hung said, "People who know me all know I am very sassy, but I would have to read the script first. If I have to bare it all, I would need half a year's time to train. I wouldn't mind, I would need to get into my best shape."

Anthony Lau Wing is working on the Juno Mak Chun Lung directed new film. He said that he would go anywhere for work and said ha his former wife Eva Lai Yin Shan got a second mortgage on her home to send their son to England for school. Lau Wing only gave him lai see. Lau Wing stated, "I am only support, man! I am taking the MTR. I too want to give my son a big lai see, but my abilities are limited. After several decades I am still toiling away silently. In the Mainland many don't know me. They only know I am an actor. I don't know how to work at another job, only act as an actor. (Would you support your son studying overseas?) The most important is that he likes it, I would support it. Otherwise I wouldn't give him a lai see. I of course would hope to make a lot of money to give him a big lai see, send him to England on a chartered flight and buy him a mansion. (Did the report upset you?) No, I would work harder. I am useless as a dad, I can only work harder. Now I am using the senior discount, but I am very happy that my son likes school. I am doing my best."

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

[2017.09.20] FOR THE WEEK STARTING SEPTEMBER 16 2017

GLOBAL CHINESE MUSIC CHART
For the week starting September 16 2017


15 HIGH CLIMB
  Can : Go Pan
  Well Lee (Li Wei)

14 SET IT OFF
  Can : Juk Fat
  Luhan

13 SENSE OF SECURITY
  Can : On Chuen Gum
  JW (Wong Ho Yi)

12 100 TYPES OF PASSION
  Can : Yut Bak Jung Yit Oi
  Chris Lee Yuchun, Major Lazer

11 BRAVE THE RAIN
  Can : Mo Yu
  Terence Siufay

10 STILL IN TIME
  Can : Wan Loi Duk Cup
  ZTAO (Huang Zitao)

 9 SAY GOODBYE TO EVERYDAY
  Can : Wor Mui Tin Gong Joi Gein
  Gin Lee (Lee Hung Ngai)

 8 FALLING FOR YOU ON THE WAY TO WANDER
  Can : Lau Long Toh Jung Oi Seung Nei
  Ye Pei (Yip Pui), Xu Wei (Hui Ngai)

 7 GO! AMIGO
  Can : Ga Yau! Amigo
  TFBoys

 6 ABSENT MIND MEMO
  Can : Suk Won Gei
  Hacken Lee Hak Kun

 5 PLEASE LET LOVE BELIEVE IN YOU
  Can : Ching Yeung Oi Ching Seung Shun Nei
  Jane Zhang Liangying

 4 GO
  Can : Yut Jik Jau
  A-Lin

 3 THAT IS IT
  Can : Jau Jeh Yeung
  Li Ronghao

 2 SECRET FRUIT
  Can : Bei Gor
  Fish Leong Jing Yu


 1 WHO COMES TO CUT THE MOONLIGHT
  Can : Shui Loi Jin Yuet Guong
  Eason Chan Yik Shun

[2017.09.20] FOR THE WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 17 2017

For the week ending Sunday September 17 2017
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10 THE BEGUILED
    d. Sofia Coppola
    Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning,


 9 COLOUR OF THE GAME
  Can : Hak Bak Mai Gung
  Lit : Black and White Maze
    d. Kam Ka Wai
    Simon Yam Tat Wa, Jordan Chan Siu Chun, Philip Ng Won Lung,
      Sabrina Qiu (Yau Yi Nung), Eddie Cheung Siu Fai, Lam Suet, Waise Lee
      Kenny Wong Tak Bun, Lau Siu Ming, Oscar Leung Lit Wai,
      Hazel Tong Chi Yui, Ye Xiangming (Yip Seung Ming),
      Jenny Gui Jingjing, Dana Meng Xiaoyi,
      Eric Tsang Chi Wai, Gao Yunxiang,
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 107 mins.
  Opening August 25 2017 in Malaysia
  Opening September 14 2017
  Trailer: https://youtu.be/kKGnghOf6mU

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    A rape homicide enigma stirs up the underworld. The truth gradually surfacing in the face of an all out war between the gangster clans.


 8 SURVIVAL FAMILY
  Can : Kau Sun Jau Lo Family
  Lit : Survival Runaway Family
    d. Shinoub Yaguchi
    Fumiyo Kohinata, Eri Fukatsu, Yuki Izumisawa, Wakana Aoi
  Rating : I
  Length : 117 mins.
  Opening September 14 2017
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/IoR43tevKus

[ NEW YORK ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2017 ]
    A typical middle-class, middle-aged salaryman and his stay-at-home wife live a typical life in a typical Tokyo flat with their daughter, a fake-eyelash-sporting high-schooler, and their son, a university student who shields his emotions behind his technological gadgets. Safe, and a bit spoiled, in their comfort zone, they are unprepared for what comes next. One morning, they wake up to a complete blackout. They rush to work and school, doggedly determined to maintain business as usual. As the outage continues and supplies run low, they go on an epic road trip, cycling from Tokyo to their grandfather’s farm on Kagoshima, following a children’s map of Japan.


 7 BABY DRIVER
    d. Edgar Wright
    Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James,
      Eiza Gonzalez, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx


 6 BAD GENIUS
  Can : Chook Mau Dut Gung Dui
  Lit : Cheating Special Force
    d. Nattawut Poonpiriya
    Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Eisaya Hosuwan,
      James Teeradon Supapunpinyo, Chanon Santinatornkul
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 130 mins.
  Opening August 17 2017
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/z7LSvL1F6kY

[ CINEMA ONLINE MALAYSIA ]
    Lynn is a straight-A student who makes a quick buck by selling exam answers to other students. Her clients, Pat and Grace, convince her to sell the answers to the STIC, an international standardised test for students who wish to enroll in the world`s leading universities. The test is scheduled to take place at the same time and day all over the world, which means Lynn has to fly over to a country which has a time zone ahead of Thailand and send the answers back to her customers. The only problem is someone will need to take her place while she is away. Lynn only knows of one person who fits the bill, her scholarship-student rival, Bank, who just so happens to be openly against cheating.


 5 AMERICAN MADE
    d. Gary Spinelli
    Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright


 4 WOLF WARRIOR 2
  Can : Jin Long 2
  Lit : War Wolf 2
    d. Wu Jing
    Wu Jing, Celina Jade (Lo Ching Shan), Frank Grillo,
      Zhang Han, Wu Gang, Yu Qian, Yu Nan
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 120 mins.
  Opening September 7 2018
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/xMVozCJ62Fg


 3 THE SINKING CITY: CAPSULE ODYSSEY
  Can : Sai Fong Gik Lok ji Tai Bau Tai Ji Tai Hung Chong
  AKA : THE SINKING CITY FROM THE SPACE CAPSULE
  AKA : Sai Fong Gik Lok ji Loi Ji Tai Hung Chong Dik Nei
    d. Stephen Ng Han Bong, Nero Ng Siu Lun
    Pakho Chau, Shiga Lin Sze Nga, Andrew Lam Man Chung
      Louis Cheung Kai Chung, Joyce Cheng Yun Yi,
      Babyjohn Choi Hong Yik, Bob Lam Sing Bun, Ava Liu (Yu Kiu)
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 100 mins.
  Opening September 7 2017
  Opening August 17 2017 in Malaysia
  Site : http://www.china3d8078.com/film/detail.html?film_id=54
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/rxdkqC4TQQc

[ BROADWAY CIRCUITS ]
    Hong Kong is just a ridiculous place that full of lies. In this prosperous city, there are a group of people that have to live in the ‘space capsule’, which are large seminar room that subdivided into small living rooms. In such a small living place, Tsz Hin is a popular online blogger that critics on property market in the cyber world. Unfortunately, he is in debt that can’t even pay for the housing rent in real life. In order to save money for paying the debt, Tsz Hin has to lives in ‘space capsule’, he even lied to his girlfriend for travelling New York to work as an intern. Tsz Hin begins to know other weird neighbors in this urban living places. Ah Fung, a triad member, He is frustrated in working as a grey goods dealer for making a living. One time, he joined a social stabilization event and accidentally defeated government official, and being portrayed as a people’s hero. Cheong, the ex-prisoner that back to his robbery business, which helped his friend Quan (who was a rapist) in saving a beauty’s life in a robbery incident. Ah Shing, a weird guy that having an unusual living operate columbarium business at the space capsule living area. He just accidentally found a 2 million rewarded lost dog. Ah Ming, the van driver that would like to find a nice place for having sex with girlfriend, he even amended his van as a motel for living in country park. It seems everything is just ready for them to enjoy, unfortunately it turns out they have to escape from a gun battle... This group of people are all struggling in fighting for their ideal lifestyle which shows the spirit of Hong Kong.


 2 DANGAL
    d. Nitesh Tiwari
    Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra,
      Zaira Wasim, Suhani Bhatnagar
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 161 mins.
  Opening August 24 2017 (Advanced Screening)
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/zN06It70Zgc

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    Dangal is an extraordinary true story based on the life of Mahavir Singh and his two daughters, Geeta and Babita Phogat. The film traces the inspirational journey of a father who trains his daughters to become world class wrestlers.





 1 IT
    d. Andy Muschietti
    Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard

Monday, September 18, 2017

[2017.09.19] CECILIA SO FORGETS TO TELL HER BOYFRIEND ABOUT HER FILM KISS

Alex Fong Lik Sun tries to make to Cecilia So's boyfriend by apologizing
Cecilia So works on an intimate with Alex Fong Lik Sun without telling her boyfriend
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Alex Fong Lik Sun, Cecilia So Lai Shan, Wu Tsz Tung and director Patrick Kong (Yip Lim Sum) yesterday taped the TVB program BIG BOY CLUB. So Lai Shan and Siu Fong in the new film shared a peck. She revealed that when her boyfriend saw the trailer, he "interrogated" her because she did not tell him in advance. "At the time I thought I was done for! I forgot to tell him. He normally is all smiles, but suddenly he very seriously said that he hopes the next time I would tell him. (Does your boyfriend really hate Fong Lik Sun?) No, he wasn't mad. I told him it wasn't extreme, we only lay there." Siu Fong suggested, "Tell him to come to the premiere, let me shake his hand and apologize."

Would she ask her boyfriend before another intimate scene? She said, "We would have to talk about it. He is conservative, but after this time we got to know each other better." Siu Fong said, "If he doesn't let you make intimate scenes, tell him to marry you! He is jealous because he cares about you."

[2017.09.19] PHILIP KEUNG MEETS ANDY LAU: WA GOD RETURNS


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Wong Jing, Andy Lau Tak Wa, Donnie Yen Chi Tan, Niki Chow Lai Kei, Yu Kang, Philip Keung Ho Man (Hak Jai), Wilfred Lau Ho Lung and others yesterday attended the film CHASING THE DRAGON (JUI LUNG)'s press conference. Hak Jai and Wa Jai worked together on the film SHOCK WAVE (CHAK DAN JUEN GA). When that film was released Wa Jai just had his accident in Thailand. Hak Jai yesterday said, "I haven't seen Brother Wa after his accident. I didn't want to disturb him either. That just kept bothering me."

Hak Jai revealed that he saw how energetic Wa Jai was. He said, "I really blurred out 'God Wa Returns', before we even asked how he was he was already asking you, 'How are you? Have you been slacking off?'" Hak Jai wished Lau Tak Wa Happy Birthday in advanced and wanted to tell him not to take too many risks. In addition, Hak Jai revealed that he looked forward the most to the SHOCK WAVE sequel production start as he hoped to be able to work Lau Tak Wa again.

[2017.09.19] LU CHUAN WOULD LIKE TO WORK WITH HONG KONG ACTORS

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The 5 day long Chinese Film Panorama 2017 opened last night. 16 films will be screened, two of which will be free. Famous director Lu Chuan's BORN IN CHINA was the opening film. The film took over 3 years to complete and was one of the most difficult production for Lu Chuan.

Would he stop making animal films? He said, "No, I just want to take a break. Because the previous film CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH took 5 years to wrap, I was rather exhausted. If I would have spent another 5 years, I would have really collapsed. As for not wanting to make the same subject it wasn't related to how difficult it was. I only feel that life is short. I hope to try different subjects in my film career, I don't want to repeat myself. Maybe ten years later I will try it again. I don't want to be typecast as the 'animal director', so earlier when big offers were made to me to make moves about sharks and sea turtles I turned them all down."

He revealed that he is planning a disaster that will start production at the end of the year. For now no actor has been confirmed. Later an audition will take place. Would he like to work with Hong Kong actors? He said, "I won't eliminate the possibility. Because I have always worked with Hong Kong film companies, I really like Hong Kong actors." Among Hong Kong actors he admired were Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Andy Lau Tak Wa, Chow Yun Fat, Sean Lau Ching Wan, Anthony Wong Chau Sun, he praised how amazing they were. Would he take this opportunity to meet them in Hong Kong? He said, "This trip is on a tight schedule, in addition for collaborations we have to take our time, sit down and talk. This time I probably won't have the time."

Sunday, September 17, 2017

[2017.09.18] CHARLENE CHOI DUMPS CHEATER ON THE SPOT


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Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin in the Emperor Motion Picture MURDER IN SAN JOSE (SING HOR SAI MAU SAT ON) played a mistress. Two days ago she and her on screen boyfriend Patrick Tam Yiu Man worked in Sai Kung. Ah Sa said that she ran into a cheater bfore and state her instinct was very happy. When she recognized that he was cheating she immediately broke up with him.

Choi Cheuk Yin and Tam Yiu Man two days ago worked on the Calvin Poon Yuen Leung directed Emperor Motion Picture MURDER IN SAN JOSE. In the story Ah Sa was mistaken for having an affair with Tam Yiu Man, leading to the suicide of Tam Yiu Man's girlfriend. Ah Sa stated that in the film she and Tam Yiu Man grew fond of each other as time went on. She knew that he had a girlfriend but she still wanted to be with him. In the end she could not withstand the party of three and left him.

Ah Sa said that in reality she absolutely could not accept a third party. She felt that everything had cause and effect. She did not want her significant other to have a third party, naturally she would not be a third party. However she admitted that she had a boyfriend who was cheating on her. She said, "Women's intuition is very strong. I would sense it. In addition there would be a lot of clues. I would immediately break up, I wouldn't question her because as soon as I would there would be a lot of excuses. (Would your stance soften if he would coax you?) When I love I really love, I would not care about anything else. If he cheats that he doesn't cherish my love. (You are willing to give it up?) Nothing I can do, I can't accept cheating but I never count how long before I would calm down. After some time I would forget, perhaps when the next relationship comes I would forget."

Tam Yiu Man guest starred for a day. The last time he worked with Ah Sa was A CHINESE TALL STORY (CHING DIN DAI SING), which was the group scene. Finally they could try playing a couple, bu they had no intimate scene. He also said that he was afraid of trouble so he absolutely would not cheat. Different women have expressed fondness for him at the same time, but he would choose for a long time before settling on someone to date. He could count his relationships in one hand. After getting into the business he would make even less mistake. He said that if he did it would not be able to escape anyone's eye.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

[2017.09.17] DONNIE YEN POSTS PHOTO WITH JET LI AND WU JING

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The Wu Jing directed and starred WOLF WARRIOR 2 (JIN LONG 2) was a big Mainland hit. Rumors of his dispute with Donnie Yen Chi Tan were "speculated" again. Yesterday Chi Tan posed a photo with Wu Jing and Jet Li (Lee Nin Kit). They were punching each other. Chi Tan wrote, "Today's weather is sunny, I am here to share with everyone, three people who 'can't be together' are together again!"

[2017.09.17] PARADOX CELEBRATES BOX OFFICE SUCCESS

Gordon Lam and Hanna Chan celebrate their birthdays
Louis Koo admits to watching Jessican Hester Hsuan on TVB's MY UNFAIR LADY
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The film PARADOX (SAT POR LONG TAM LONG) since its release has made over 520 million yuan RMB in the Mainland and almost HK$ 8 million in Hong Kong to become the highest grossing domestic action film this summer. The team two nights ago held a celebration. Attending actors included Louis Koo Tin Lok, Gordon Lam Ka Tung, Michelle Saram (Suet Yi) and Hanna Chan. The film company spent HK$ 500,000 for cash prize drawing, but with help from Goo Jai and Ka Tung the boss increased the amount to HK$ 1.7 million. At the same time they celebrated the birthdays of a pair of actors and everyone was very happy.

When Koo Tin Lok was asked to chip in for the lucky drawing, the crowd kept chatting "Best Actor, Best Actor". Goo Jai said, "Thank you everyone, awards depend on fate. I am already very happy that the audience likes it!" Lam Ka Tung and Hanna Chan's birthdays were on the 21st and the 23rd respectively. Everyone celebrated with them. Hanna Chan even received HK$ 100,000 from the film company for encouragement.

Goo Jai admitted that it was rare for the entire team to be able to dine together. Later he will return to the Mainland to work on the Roy Chow Hin Yeung directed DYANSTY WARRIORS. Speaking of the company supporting him with a Hong Kong Film Award Best Actor nomination submission, Goo Jai said, "I also hope it would happen because I am happy to be able to make a good movie. Whether I win an award or not fate will decide!"

Speaking of Jessica Hester Hsuan (Suen Huen) joining Goo Jai's management company, he only said that her manage should answer that question. Would he like to work with her again? Goo Jai said, "Of course I do, we haven't seen each other for a long time. I know that many friends online want us to work together again, whether in film or otherwise!" Goo Jai admitted that he watched Suen Huen in MY UNFAIR LADY and felt that the most amazing thing was that she did not change much. He sad, "Her acting kept improving, but she aged in reverse and was completely anti-gravity. I chatted with her and learned that she was very well balanced with her diet, sleep and exercise. I can't do that!"

Goo Jai revealed that his sleep quality was very poor. He would sleep for two hours before waking up automatically like an alarm clock. He asked a doctor and it might be from blood flow and too much stress. Goo Jai said, "I have too much to remember in my brain. Often when I dream I am working on movies. I wouldn't take sleeping pills. Nothing I can do, I am already used to it!"

Lam Ka Tung admitted that PARADOX was his highest grossing film. He hoped that Hong Kong could have even better box office with outstanding word of mouth. Ka ung is working on the Soi Cheang Po Shui directed new film JI CHI (WISDOM TOOTH) with Ang Lee's son Mason Lee. Ka Tung said that earlier Director Cheang wanted him to look for the loot in the garbage in front of the latrine and ended up injuring his hand. He also pulled up limping as he ran a lifetime worth of running. Ka Tung said that the director liked crazy, silly and extreme things.

Suet Yi was excited about the success of the film. Now she also have other film offers. She did not set any bottom line for herself, but she felt that being sexy for not suitable for her because she was not sexy. No one would ask her to be sexy, and she believed that her husband would not like it anyway.

Friday, September 15, 2017

[2017.09.15] KARA WAI THINKS ABOUT QUITTING HALFWAY THROUGH AN ACTION FILM

With the right script, Kara Wai would be interested in returning to TVB
Kara Wai admits that the older she gets, the less confidence she has in making action films
Kara Wai has many scenes with Malaysian Best Actor Faizal
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Best Actress Kara Wai Ying Hung in this month's release MRS. K plays a retired robber who settles in Malaysia. Because the loot's whereabouts is unknown, her entire family becomes the target. Finally she begins ferociously fighting against her enemies. In the heat of the summer she worked on location there for over two months, Siu Hung admitted that she used up a lot more energy. The scene that originally took one day took two to shoot.

Speaking of her Malaysian Best Actor Faizal Hussein, Siu Hung has many scenes with him and remembers shooting on the streets during rush hour. "That scene was shot without permission. When I ran into the streets I really had to watch out for cars myself. As soon as we got out to the streets we ran." She said that Faizal is a dramatic actor, so the action scenes made him sick. She worked out with three coaches three months before the shoot began. "I am OK physically. The toughest is to jump down to the underpass, because of the height I needed wires. I had to put on the wires first then my clothes, run for awhile before jumping. Each time I jumped I really wanted to quit, I really was out of energy."

Since she started she has made over 40 years of action films, Siu Hung earlier already announced that this film would be her last action film. "Actually I hope to give myself a promise, my bones are bad and I don't want to keep going. The action may no be as pretty with a stunt double." She said that this was already the third time she and director Ho Yuhang worked together. Six years ago she already promised him that she would participate in the action film. "At the time I just finished WU XIA, thinking that at age 52 I would be OK. However he kept changing the script, so I gave him an ultimatum. When I turn 57 I wouldn't make it. Mainly as I get older, my confidence falls. I am starting to get less gutsy."

Siu Hung has not made a series again in years. Would she return home to TVB for a drama after retiring from fight films? She said, "I have never said that I wouldn't. Maybe they don't have any suitable script they haven't contacted me, or maybe I am not that cheap."

[2017.09.15] BUSAN SALUTES JOHN WOO WITH MANHUNT ASIAN PREMIERE

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The 22nd Busan International Film Festival yesterday announced that director John Woo (Ng Yu Sum) will attend for the first time and hold a Pan-Asia Gala Premiere for MANHUNT (JUI BO) at the festival. It will the first stop in Asia after its European and American premieres.

Ng Yu Sum has had quite a connection with Korea. As early as in 1975 he already made his action film THE DRAGON TAMERS (NUI JI TOI KUEN KWUN YING WUI) in Korea for the first time and became famous. Later his films including A BETTER TOMORROW (YING HUNG BOON SIK), THE KILLER (DIP HUET SEUNG HUNG) had a generation of Korean fans under their spell. Ng Yu Sum has always been the most popular Hong Kong director in Korea. His films have been influential to Korean directors. Thus the Busan International Film Festival organizers have looked forward to Director Ng's visit very much and invited him many times. Finally their sincerity moved Director Ng and Korean viewers would be able to salute Director Ng through the Busan International Film Festival.

MANHUNT earlier has already held its global premiere in Venice, yesterday it also held screenings at the Toronto Film Festival. Then the film will return to Asia and be screened at the Busan International Film Festival.

In addition, Ng Yu Sum earlier ended his Venice trip and returned to Beijing. When he was at dinner with his partners, Wu Jing who was dining nearby rushed over to greet him. Despite his recent surgery to treat an old ailment, Wu Jing still insisted on going to the restaurant with his cane. The two "Directors Ng" talked nonstop as soon as they saw each other and chatted for hours. Ng Yu Sum later posted on a photo of them together online. "Wu Jing came to see Papa Woo".

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

[2017.09.14] FOR THE WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 10 2017

For the week ending Sunday September 10 2017
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10 THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD
    d. Patrick Hughes
    Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman


 9 THE ADVENTURERS
  AKA : ONCE A THIEF
  AKA THE ADVENTURES
  Can : Hup Doh Luen Mung
  Lit : Heroic Thief Alliance
   d. Stephen Fung Tak Lun
   Andy Lau Tak Wa, Jean Reno, Shu Qi, Tony Yang, Zhang Jingchu,
      Eric Tsang Chi Wai, Sha Yi
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 107 mins.
  Opening August 10 2017 in Malaysia
  Opening August 24 2017
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/lz0l2S9aU4M

[ CINEMA ONLINE MALAYSIA ]
    Infamous thief Cheung Tan has recently been released from prison. Soon after his release, Cheung immediately plots a heist with his partners Xiao Bao and Ye Hong in order to steal precious jewels in Europe. Meanwhile, French detective Pierre has been hot on Cheung`s trails for many years. This time, he decides to capture Cheung and his gang of thieves for good.


 8 THE DARK TOWER
    d. Nikolaj Arcel
    Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor


 7 PARADOX
  Can : Tam Long
  Lit : Greedy Wolf
    d. Wilson Yip Wai Shun
    Louis Koo Tin Lok, Tony Jaa, Wu Yue, Chris Collins,
      Gordon Lam Ka Tung, Jacky Cai Jie, Ken Low Wai Kwong, Hanna Chan
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 100 mins.
  Opening August 25 2017
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/kXDiALWL_gw

[ CINEMA MALAYSIA ONLINE ]
    Hong Kong cop Lee goes on a search in Thailand for his missing daughter Chi. Thai Chinese police officer Chui Kit lets Lee join the investigation, having no idea that Lee is going to use the mass media to hunt for clues. A short clip which accidentally filmed Chi's capture is uploaded to the police website, but subsequently deleted. Chui Kit and colleague Tak tracks down the clip owner, but the evidence is destroyed before they can stop it. The duo begins tracking down the culprit. As they get closer to the truth, they realize that the case is more complicated than they expected, and the mastermind behind the scene is not someone they can deal with...


 6 WOLF WARRIOR 2
  Can : Jin Long 2
  Lit : War Wolf 2
    d. Wu Jing
    Wu Jing, Celina Jade (Lo Ching Shan), Frank Grillo,
      Zhang Han, Wu Gang, Yu Qian, Yu Nan
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 120 mins.
  Opening September 7 2018
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/xMVozCJ62Fg


 5 BAD GENIUS
  Can : Chook Mau Dut Gung Dui
  Lit : Cheating Special Force
    d. Nattawut Poonpiriya
    Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Eisaya Hosuwan,
      James Teeradon Supapunpinyo, Chanon Santinatornkul
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 130 mins.
  Opening August 17 2017
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/z7LSvL1F6kY

[ CINEMA ONLINE MALAYSIA ]
    Lynn is a straight-A student who makes a quick buck by selling exam answers to other students. Her clients, Pat and Grace, convince her to sell the answers to the STIC, an international standardised test for students who wish to enroll in the world`s leading universities. The test is scheduled to take place at the same time and day all over the world, which means Lynn has to fly over to a country which has a time zone ahead of Thailand and send the answers back to her customers. The only problem is someone will need to take her place while she is away. Lynn only knows of one person who fits the bill, her scholarship-student rival, Bank, who just so happens to be openly against cheating.


 4 THE SINKING CITY: CAPSULE ODYSSEY
  Can : Sai Fong Gik Lok ji Tai Bau Tai Ji Tai Hung Chong
  AKA : THE SINKING CITY FROM THE SPACE CAPSULE
  AKA : Sai Fong Gik Lok ji Loi Ji Tai Hung Chong Dik Nei
    d. Stephen Ng Han Bong, Nero Ng Siu Lun
    Pakho Chau, Shiga Lin Sze Nga, Andrew Lam Man Chung
      Louis Cheung Kai Chung, Joyce Cheng Yun Yi,
      Babyjohn Choi Hong Yik, Bob Lam Sing Bun, Ava Liu (Yu Kiu)
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 100 mins.
  Opening September 7 2017
  Opening August 17 2017 in Malaysia
  Site : http://www.china3d8078.com/film/detail.html?film_id=54
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/rxdkqC4TQQc

[ BROADWAY CIRCUITS ]
    Hong Kong is just a ridiculous place that full of lies. In this prosperous city, there are a group of people that have to live in the ‘space capsule’, which are large seminar room that subdivided into small living rooms. In such a small living place, Tsz Hin is a popular online blogger that critics on property market in the cyber world. Unfortunately, he is in debt that can’t even pay for the housing rent in real life. In order to save money for paying the debt, Tsz Hin has to lives in ‘space capsule’, he even lied to his girlfriend for travelling New York to work as an intern. Tsz Hin begins to know other weird neighbors in this urban living places. Ah Fung, a triad member, He is frustrated in working as a grey goods dealer for making a living. One time, he joined a social stabilization event and accidentally defeated government official, and being portrayed as a people’s hero. Cheong, the ex-prisoner that back to his robbery business, which helped his friend Quan (who was a rapist) in saving a beauty’s life in a robbery incident. Ah Shing, a weird guy that having an unusual living operate columbarium business at the space capsule living area. He just accidentally found a 2 million rewarded lost dog. Ah Ming, the van driver that would like to find a nice place for having sex with girlfriend, he even amended his van as a motel for living in country park. It seems everything is just ready for them to enjoy, unfortunately it turns out they have to escape from a gun battle... This group of people are all struggling in fighting for their ideal lifestyle which shows the spirit of Hong Kong.


 3 AMERICAN MADE
    d. Gary Spinelli
    Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright


 2 IT
    d. Andy Muschietti
    Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard





 1 DANGAL
    d. Nitesh Tiwari
    Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra,
      Zaira Wasim, Suhani Bhatnagar
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 161 mins.
  Opening August 24 2017 (Advanced Screening)
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/zN06It70Zgc

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    Dangal is an extraordinary true story based on the life of Mahavir Singh and his two daughters, Geeta and Babita Phogat. The film traces the inspirational journey of a father who trains his daughters to become world class wrestlers.