Friday, August 17, 2018

[2018.08.18] SHINE SETS OFF SPARK WITH MICHELLE WAI

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Wong Yau Nam, Tsui Tin Yau and Michelle Wai Sze Nga two days ago attended their new film's wrap banquet. After spending nights after days together, they could not help but be reluctant to part now that the production has been completed. Tin Yau said, "This time the team consists of all young people, so the shoot is particularly harmonious. I also get to work with a good co-star Sze Nga and set off a lot of spark." Yau Nam also said, "The story goes from the 80s to now, so I put a lot of effort into studying the character. Now that it has wrapped, I can finally rest!" At the banquet the childhood and adult version of Shine performed FAREWELL 18 to put a perfect end to the production.

[2018.08.18] LOUIS KOO WOULD RATHER HAVE HEAT STROKE THAN DENGES FEVER

Newlywed Grace Chan continues to celebrate her wedding in red
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Grace Chan shows off her wedding ring
Sammi Cheng will perform in Macau tomorrow on her 46th birthday.  Husband Andy Hui will follow
Louis Koo is worried about catching Denges Fever from working outside
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Sammi Cheng Sau Man and Louis Koo Tin Lok last night attended the fashion party. Koo Tin Lok was coughing a little. He pointed out that because because he was working on the film WITNESS OUT OF THE BLUE (FAN JUI YIN CHEUNG) in the rain and felt ill. With many dengue fever cases in Hong Kong, he was worried. "I would rather have heat stroke then dengue fever, but there is no prevention method unless you cover your head too!"

Goo Jai's series with Jessica Hester Hsuan (Suen Huen) and Charmaine Sheh Sze Man, DETECTIVE INVESTIGATION FILES IV, lately has been rerun. Some suggested that since Goo Jai just signed them both, he could make a film version. Goo Jai said that he would watch the series when he had time. From an audience point of view it indeed was great memory. However the series belonged to TVB, so everyone could make the suggestion to TVB. As far as he knew the LINE WALKER (SI TOH HUNG JEH) series would under preparation. Has he agreed to perform? He said, "Let's wait until the official announcement!" He counted that he has not made a series in 18 years. He admitted that he would not be able to take the series' long production time. However now making a movie was just as tough. As long as he ran into a good script he would be willing to make a series.

[2018.08.18] TONY LEUNG CHIU WAI DECIDES TO STOP GRINDING HIS TEETH AND ENJOY LIFE


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Tony Leung Chiu Wai is learning to play the piano
Tiffany Tang attends the Hong Kong premiere
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Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Jet Tone ended its 30 year relationship as his wife Carina Lau Ka Ling took over as manager. After 36 years in show business, now he is enjoying life. He hopes to spend more time with his wife and family. When he does not run into a suitable script he would keep playing and do whatever he likes to do.

The Jingle Ma Chor Sing directed, Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Tiffany Tang Yan starred film EUROPE RAIDERS (AU JAU GUNG LEUK) two nights ago held its premiere. Wai Jai said, "18 years ago I worked with Ma Chor Sing on TOKYO RAIDERS (DONG GAING GUNG LEUK), then SEOUL RAIDERS (HON SING GUNG LEUK), now this time with the third installment the feeling is still familiar. I hope to keep it going." Director Ma also praised Wai Jai to still be very fit in the third film. Tang Yan said that she was under Wai Jai's electric eyes.

Wai Jai revealed that Hong Kong was the final stop for EUROPE's promotion. He would be on vacation until January next year when the MONSTER HUNT spin off will begin production. Thus he could travel during the time. "I love sailing, hiking, bicycle riding, water skiing, windsurfing, surfing, a year won't be enough. However I am a master of none, I just like to play. Earlier I had to learn to play the piano for THEORY OF AMBITIONS (FUNG JOI HEI SI) and I fell in love with it. Now I am learning to play with an instructor. In the morning after exercise I would learn to play the piano and read, but I won't take any certification test. I only think that this was an enduring interest, since I didn't have enough time to play I won't act. (Manager Lau Ka Ling knows how you feel?) I told her many times, she feels the most important is for me to be happy. Right now I follow my heart, when I want to make a movie I do. I do whatever I like to do. When I have something suitable I would work, if not then I would keep playing. Now my life is at its happiest. I have been acting for 36 years already, I kept charging ahead and had no time for those around me. I rarely kept Mommy, wife, sister, niece, mother in law company, so in the future I want to save more time for them and for what I want to do."

Wai Jai is very demanding about work, each time he has to do his best. Thus he gives himself a lot of pressure. He reveals that due to stress he has a habit of grinding his teeth. "Work has been very stressful, the dentist says I have a habit of grinding my teeth. So he made me a mouthpiece. Yet when I am not at work I don't grind my teeth. Work is too tense. (After Ka Ling became the manager has it been even more relaxed?) That's unrelated, people at different stages would have different pursuits. Now I want to have more time to do other things. (Would you tell your wife Ka Ling to slow down her pace as well?) She can't slow down, I asked her to see the foliage with me in the fall. In the end she only agreed to take a week off. She is very busy, she really likes to work and loves to have fun of a group of people. I like to be by myself."

Earlier Ka Ling revealed that she wanted to persuade Wai Jai to do a play. Wai Jai said, "I don't dare to. Not only would I have to spend a lot of time to prepare, but performing in a play is very scary. When I sang before I was already very scared, so many things are about fate. They would depend on you dare to or not. If you can let go then you can do them. (You can play some simple characters first?) Either I don't do it, if I do I would do more. I just don't want to work as a couple."

Would Wai Jai look for another management company? He said, "I don't know, that would depend on fate. For now my workload won't be much, a movie a year. I will go slow and won't be deliberate. (Has anyone offer their services to you?) You have to ask Lau Ka Ling about that, I really don't work much. For now Lau Ka Ling would handle it. After the MONSTER HUNT spin off I may not make another movie for a year. (Are you semi retired?) I can't say I am half retired, I just want to work when I want to."

[2018.08.18] JET LI DISPELS RUMORS AND CHEERS ON HIS FATHER IN LAW


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Jet Li cheers on his father in law
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The play WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION enters the final five shows of its run. After a few days off, stars Carina Lau Ka Ling, Paul Chun Pui and Tse Kwan Ho returned to form. Two nights ago even Jet Li (Lee Nin Kit) made an appearance in Hong Kong to support his father in law and performer Li Wing Shek and friend Lau Ka Ling. Despite rumors of looking old, Lee Nin Kit two nights ago looked very lively as he chatted and laughed with friends.

Other guests included Gigi Leung Wing Kei, Ivana Wong Yuen Chi, Kathy Chow Man Kei, Cherie Chung Chor Hung, Kelly Chen Wai Lam, Sharon Luk Sze Wan, Liz Kong Hei Man, Charles Heung Wa Keung, his wife and their son Jacky Heung Jor.

Lee Nin Kit came not only to support his friend Lau Ka Ling but also his father in law Li Wing Shek. Reportedly this would be Uncle Li's final play, after which he would retire. Although Nina Li Chi did not appear, Lee Nin Kit represented his wife and made his father in law very happy. Lee Nin Kit despite rumors of being seriously ill looked rather energetic, as he chatted and laughed with friends.

After watching the play, everyone fought for the chance to catch up back stage. Chung Chor Hung and Ka Ling have not seen each other for a long time, as soon as they saw each other they could not stop talking. Kelly praised Ka Ling's performance. "Sister Ka Ling's presence was really amazing. As soon as she appeared she already held the audience captive. In the end I actually really wanted to stand up and applaud!" Ivana worked with Ka Ling on a movie so she came to show her support. In front of stage elders Ka Ling, Paul Gor, Kwan Ho and otheres, Ivana admitted that she sincerely admired their acting. "To be able to enjoy a group of super acting elders' performance in close distance, I feel very lucky. I sincerely applaud the cast, the crew and the entire team! It would be great to have a chance to work with them in the future!" As soon as Kwan Ho saw Ivana he said, "I have seen your movies! You are good, very funny, great." Ivana was all flushed.

Leung Wing Kei said, "The entire play from the script, art to performance was very outstanding in every aspect. It is deeply attractive! I admire the three leads' outstanding acting, especially Big Brother Chun Pui's big name lawyer role. He was both dignified and dominating. Sister Ka Ling's emotional interpretation, to be able to maintain the same explosiveness in every show, truly was not easy. Tse Kwan Ho's change in character was thoroughly on display and opened my eyes! I once participated in a stage performance, tonight I truly learned a lot. It was too exciting!"

[2018.08.18] JACKIE CHAN THANKS JOAN LIN FOR A LIFETIME

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Jackie Chan on the Chinese Valentine's Day yesterday presented a romantic gift to his wife Joan Lin. He asked Jay Chou (Chow Kit Lun) to write a song and Preston Lee (Lee On Sau) to write the lyrics of THANK YOU FOR A LIFETIME and posted a message to Lam Fung Giu, "I love you!"

Jackie Chan admitted that before he never seriously celebrated the holiday. "I have never been a romantic person. Sister Giu also isn't someone who cares about tradition. Once I brought her a lot of roses, she even called me 'crazy'. This time I want to give Sister Giu a song: THANK YOU FOR A LIFETIME; I have said on many occasions, after so many years I often tell Sister Giu 'thank you'. Thank you for cooking for me, thank you for ironing my clothes, thank you for raising JJ and Jones (my two golden retrievers), thank you for taking care of Papa and Mama, thank you for keeping Little House (Jaycee Chan) company......the words 'thank you' I think I will still say to her for the rest of my life. This gift has been in preparation for over 2 years, I even asked Jay Chou and Preston Lee for help. With so much heart, I think she probably won't call me crazy! This year will be Sister Giu and my 36th wedding anniversary. Aside from this song, I also want to say to her, 'Lam Fung Giu, I love you'."

Thursday, August 16, 2018

[2018.08.17] CHARLENE CHOI REVEALS THAT WAI KA FAI HAS COMPLETELY CHANGED


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The Emperor Motion Picture COLD DETECTIVE (SUM TAM DAI JIN) will officially start production this month. Director Wai Ka Fai with Sean Lau Ching Wan, Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin and Raymond Lam Fung set off spark. Emperor group chair Dr. Albert Yeung Sau Sing earlier even visited the key set in the film, the police headquarter, to cheer on the cast and the crew.

Ching Wan's first look in COLD DETECTIVE has been unveiled, with a head full of short curls and his trademark cold expression. He was already full of drama without saying a word. Ching Wan said, "This look is truly outstanding. Playing a character successfully requires many coordinations. In the film this cop has a little problem, the depiction mainly starts with the psychological layer. Few films would examine someone's state of mind so thoroughly."

Wai Ka Fai, Lau Ching Wan, Ah Sa worked together in FANTASIA (GWAI MA KONG SEUNG KUK). Reunited years later, Ah Sa was reminded of those upside down days. "When we made FANTASIA, Ah Gil and I both had several months on each of our hands. During that era everyone was like that. I remember the first shoot took place after another film's all night shoot. Then we went to shoot the Chopstick Sisters back alley robbery. I was so tired that I thought I was dead, not to mention that I had to play dress up! In my impression, the director can really 'work', he could work for many hours without rest or sleep. Later in a restaurant scene, many actors like Brother Chun Yu (Francis Ng) were present. He shot for 30 hours!" Thus, Ah Sa was fully prepared for COLD DETECTIVE, but this Wai Ka Fai in front of her surprised her! "Before work, I clearly instructed the makeup artist and the hairstylist, this director could really 'work'. Everyone should be mentally prepared. Then on the first day we actually got to leave early, everyone was very 'disappointed'! After so many years, the director completely changed!"

Lam Fung often played heroes, but this time he had to play an unusual cop. "In the past I have complaint a little, why don't I get to play some abnormal character or even villain? Unexpectedly, this is already my third abnormal character this year. In addition it is the worst of the worst. Direcor Wai says that he wants to shape the most evil character and not just a simple villain. It is a completely dark character, absolutely a daring attempt; during this half a year I will remain in an unstable condition, the previous two characters were very unusual. They had psychological set up. I believe that the director wll give me a lot of inspiration to add even more possibilities to the character."

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

[2018.08.16] FOR THE WEEK ENDING AUGUST 12 2018

For the week ending Sunday August 12 2018
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10 SKYSCRAPER
    d. Rawson Marshall Thurber
    Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell,


  9 HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: A MONSTER VACATION
    d. Genndy Tartakovsky
    English Voices: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James,
      David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Kay,
      Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher, Kathryn Hahn, Jim Gaffigan,


  8 ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
    d. Peyton Reed
    Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena,
      Walter Goggins, Hannah John-Kamen,
      Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburn, Michael Douglas,


  7 MEN ON THE DRAGON
  Can : Yik Lau Dai Shook
  Lit : Against The Stream Uncle
  AKA : Man Shui Chin Shan Jung Wan
  Lit : Ten Thousand Water Thousand Mountain
  AKA : MAN ON THE DRAGON
    d. Sunny Chan Wing Sun
    Francis Ng Chun Yu, Poon Chan Leung, Ken Wong Tak Bun, Wu Tsz Tung,
      Nancy Wu Ting Yan, Jennifer Yu Heung Yi, Jacquelin Chong Sze Man
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 92 mins.
  Opening August 2 2018
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/T0s9_lfpa_4

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    Lung, Tai, Suk-yi and William are happy-go-lucky employees of a broadband network company who muddle their way through each day at work. When massive layoffs are expected, they pledge their loyalty to the company by signing up for the newly formed dragon boat team. When they embark on their rigid training, they’re inevitably forced to face their respective mid-life crises they have been dodging. As they rekindle their long-lost fighting spirit, they begin to welcome the challenges in life.


  6 CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
    d. Marc Forster
    Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell


  5 DORAEMON THE MOVIE: NOBITA'S TREASURE ISLAND
    d. Kazuaki Imai
    Japanese animation
  Rating : I
  Length : 108 mins.
  Opening August 2 2018
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/-7PotlpLyio

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    Doraemon, Nobita, Shizuka, Gian, and Suneo set out on an adventure in the Caribbean Sea to find the treasure island. Nobitais the captain of a ship and fights his enemies on board. Shizukagets kidnapped, and a storm impedes their journey. Mini-Dora help Nobitaand friends on their journey. When the adventurers finally find the mysterious Treasure Island, they discover it is more than just an ordinary island


  4 INCREDIBLES 2
    d. Brad Bird
    Disney/Pixar Animation
    English Voices: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson
    Cantonese Voices: Miriam Yeung Chin Wa, Real Ting Chi Ko


  3 THE MEG
    d. Jon Turteltaub
    Jason Statham, Li Bingbing,
      Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, Cliff Curtis


  2 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE -- FALLOUT
    d. Christopher McQuarrie
    Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Vng Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson,



  1 ALONG WITH THE GODS: THE LAST 49 DAYS
  Can : Yu Sun Tung Hung Jung Gik Sum Poon
  Lit : Walk With God: Ultimate Judgement
    d. Kim Yong-Hwa
    Ha Jung-Woo, Ju Ji-Hoon, Kim Hyang-Gi, Ma Dong-Seok,
      Kim Dong-Wook, Lee Jung-Jae
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 141 mins.
  Opening August 9 2018
  Teaser : https://youtu.be/8PYArntCnjg

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    Su-hong and his 3 Afterlife Guardians journey through 7 hells in order for all them to be reincarnated, while a household god defies all rules to help ordinary people in the living world. And the afterlife guardian’s tragic lives on earth thousand years ago are uncovered one by one during their battle against the god in human world.

[2018.08.16] DONNIE YEN'S DAUGHTER IS DESTINED FOR SHOW BUSINESS


Donnie Yen hints at permitting her daughter to start in show business
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The Donnie Yen Chi Tan produced and starred film BIG BROTHER (DAI SI HING) two nights ago held a Po Leung Kuk charity premiere. Chi Tan, his wife Cissy Wang and their children attended. The new film would be about the Hong Kong educational system. Chi Tan said that his daughter was a talented dancer and singer, with her own style on stage. He paled in comparison and thus he had to let her enter the business.

Aside from BIG BROTHER's cast and crew, producers Yen Chi Tan, Wong Jing, Connie Wong, director Kam Ka Wai, Dominic Lam Ka Wa, Wu Fung, Li Fong, Lau Nam Kwong, Bruce Tong Kwan Chi, Chris Tong Kwan Yiu, Gladys Li Ching Kwan, Gordon Lau Chiu Kin, Lin Qiunan, Yun Qianqian, Tse Ko Chun supported the film premiere and Po Leung Kuk for exploring life goals for young people. The event dress code was school uniform, which many guests adhered to. Actors who played students in the film also wore uniforms with Yen Chi Tan.

Yen Chi Tan said that making an educational film like BIG BROTHER has been a dream of his for a long time. On screen students after working with Yen Chi Tan talked about the subject that they would like Yen Chi Tan to teach the most. Chi Tan said that he has never liked school, but his children have no problem. The oldest is the best.

Speaking of the drastic tax increase on Mainland film production for actors, Chi Tan responded, "I feel like other businesses, the more actors work the more they get. When you work more you have to pay more taxes. The policy targets those who don't concentrate on making movies and use improper methods. I am very open and transparent. I work with four major companies, (Raymond) Wong Pak Ming, Media Asia, Emperor and Wong Jing, my salary depends on each film's investment and my jobs on them. Each film has different production budgets, but you can't always say all the production budget has been spent on actors so production has to shrink. The most important is finding a balance."

[2018.08.16] TAVIA YEUNG VISITS LAW CHUNG HIM ON THE SET



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The Teddy Chan Tak Sum directed new film DOUBLE WORLD (JING TOH) cast Law Chung Him, Peter Ho Yun Tung and former Korean boy band SJ-M member Henry as its leads. While shooting in Wuxi, Law Chung Him's greatest interest after work was working out. Already in great shape, after over three months of hellish training his chest was already 40 inches.

Speaking of the most different part of the production, Law Chung Him said, "Everyday under 40 degree (Celsius) high heat, we were in the air tight leather costumes. With the super heat absorbing color of black, we worked on a lot of action scenes and wire work. Everyday was like working on top of a fire pit." Because the production schedule was rather intense, Law Chung Him stayed in the Mainland for over three months without returning to Hong Kong. Luckily his wife Tavia Yeung Yi was very attentive as she personally flew to Wuxi to cheer him on. "Because I couldn't go back to Hong Kong, early in the shoot Ah Yi flew to visit the set. We even went for a walk and have drinks at Lake Tai and Old Town. It might sound very dull, but I was already pleased and satisfied." Law Chung Him revealed that while his wife was in Hong Kong, they would chat over FaceTime everyday. So he did not feel lonely.