Wednesday, July 17, 2019

[2019.07.18] CARLOS CHAN REPRISES WEDDING PROPOSAL SCENE WITH MICHELLE WAI

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The Andy Lau Tak Wa, Louis Koo Tin Lok, Michael Miu Kiu Wai and Karena Lam Ka Yun starred film WHITE STORM 2 DRUG LORDS (SO DUK 2 TIN DEI DUI KUET) two days ago opened with over HK$ 2.2 million, more than its predecessor's HK$ 2.15 million. Director Herman Yau Lai To, Carlos Chan Ka Lok, Michelle Wai Sze Nga and others attended a series of audience appreciation events on the opening day, playing question and answer games and took the selfie with the audience.

Playing a couple in the film, Chan Ka Lok and Wai Sze Nga reprise their "marriage proposal scene" during audience appreciation to screams and cheers of the cinema audience. Some even yelled for Wai Sze Nga to wed Chan Ka Lok. Hearing how involved the audience was, Chan Ka Lok and Wai Sze Nga were greatly pleased. Wai Sze Nga said, "Actually earlier after the premiere I already heard many viewers' discussions of our relationship scene. They said that they were moved and they cried." Chan Ka Lok said, "When viewers feel it's entertaining, we as actors of course are very happy!"

[2019.07.18] SIMON YAM DOES NOT ENCOURAGE HER DAUGHTER TO ACT


Angela Yuen says that her cat ignores her and dogs take more initiative
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Ella Yam
Gigi Leung, Charlie Yeung
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Simon Yam Tat Wa, Law Chung Him, Gigi Leung Wing Kei, Charlie Yeung Choi Nei, Roger Kwok Chun On and Angela Yuen Lai Lam two nights ago attended their film LITTLE Q (SIU Q)'s charity film premiere in Shatin. "Lead actress" Pudding (the film's guide dog Little Q) and the original Japanese novel THE LIFE OF QUILL, THE SEEING-EYE DOG's writers Ryohei Akimoto and Kengo Ishiguro also showed their support.

At the premiere Pudding kept kissing Brother Wa and got drool all over him. Brother Wa was very happy to see Pudding again and planned to adopt it after its retirement in a few years. Speaking of his daughter Ella Yam Ching Kai's magazine photo shoot, Brother Wa praised, "Our (body) ratio really is like Mommy's, her legs are longer than mine." As for Ella making an online presence to attract fans, he said, "It seems that way, I have to get an understanding first. I have to work and haven't had time to chat with her." He also said that for now he would not encourage her daughter to act or model. Working all night would be rough already, not to mention the lack of sleep. He has worked for decades, selfishly he wanted her to be by his side so he would be able to see her all the time. However modeling for a magazine could be an experience, he truly did not want her to have a hard time. All parents love their children. If she chose this business as an adult he would support her, but right now school would come first. Two nights ago Qi Qi also accompanied Ella, but due to numerous guests they immediately headed to the movie.

Law Chung Him in the film played a guide dog trainer. He encouraged those who met the criteria to become the guide dog foster family. Gigi revealed that earlier she watched rough cut. Although it had no musical score, she already cried twice and got very emotional. She urged everyone to bring tissue to the movie. She pointed out that the film had a lot of love and was suitable for the entire family. Later she would take her daughter. "My daughter likes dogs. I have a seven year old girl dog at home. My daughter has developed a deep friendship with it. I told my daughter to love and respect it. My daughter now would give food that she doesn't like to the dog, like green pepper, and say that the dog would eat it."

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

[2019.07.17] FOR THE WEEK STARTING JULY 13 2019

GLOBAL CHINESE MUSIC CHART
For the week starting July 13 2019


15 PRETTY CRAZY
  Joey Yung Cho Yi

14 PLAY WITH ME
  Can : Pui Ngor Wan
  CosmosPeople

13 THOUGHTLESS
  Can : Mo Lim
  Jane Zhang Liangying (Cheung Lan Wing)

12 SAME DIFFERENCE
  Can : Yut Yeung Buk Yut Yeung
  Supper Moment

11 BRILLIANT YOU
  Can : Chan Lan Dik Nei
  Wang Feng

10 HARD TO GET
  Cai Xukun (Choi Kai Kwan)

 9 FIGHTING FISH
  Can : Dau Yu
  Mad August

 8 HONEY
  Can : Wor Nei
  Lay Zhang Yixing (Cheung Ngai Hing)

 7 ONE
  Can : Nei Yau Wui Jeung Ngor Yut Yeung
  Z.Tao (Huang Zitao)

 6 AGAINST THE WIND
  Can : Yik Fung
  Mao Buyi

 5 WAITING FOR YOU
  Can : Dung Nei Jeung
  Diamond Zhang Bichen

 4 NEAREST ETERNITY
  Can : Jui Kun Dik Wing Yuen
  Michael Kong (Wong Kwong Leung)

 3 LONELY DOORWAY
  Can : Goo Duk Moon Hau
  Gin Lee (Lee Hung Ngai)

 2 DISTANT VOYAGE
  Can : Yuen Hong
  Xu Wei


 1 HOW AM I
  Can : Ngor Ho Ma
  Fish Leong Jing Yu

[2019.07.17] MICHAEL MIU WOULD MAKE WHITE STORM 3 FOR FREE


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Michael Miu's wife Jaime Chik chats with Louis Koo
Carlos Chan and Michelle Wai
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The Best Actors Andy Lau Tak Wa and Louis Koo Tin Lok starred film WHITE STORM 2 DRUG LORDS (SO DUK 2 TIN DEI DUI KUET) two nights ago held a charity premiere. Wa Jai, Goo Jai, Michael Miu Kiu Wai (Sam Gor), Carlos Chan Ka Lok, Michelle Wai Sze Nga, Au Shui Wai, Cheung Kwok Keung and Elena Kong Mei Yi all appeared. The film passed 1 billion yuan RMB after 12 days of Mainland release. Producer Wa Jai admitted that he was very happy, but he would only be happy with what he would get with box office expectations.

With the film's success, would Wa Jai's bonus be a full harvest? He avoided the subject. Would they make a third film with the original team? Sam Gor said, "I don't know if I will have a role, you have to ask the boss!" Wa Jai said, "I don't know if it will happen yet, let's see how much Sam Gor will charge!" Sam Gor answered, "I would do it for free!" Would they ask for more production budget for a third film? Wa Jai said that it would depend on the script, perhaps the third film would only be dramatic. As a producer was Wa Jai very strict on the set? Goo Jai praised Wa Jai for not being strict. Instead he was a lot of fun. However he pointed out that Wa Jai as both the producer and the actor was extra focused on the set. At work he would rarely play. On his free time he would still talk about film. As for working together on another film, Wa Jai said that they would take it one step at a time.

Speaking the WHITE being selected as the New York Asian Film Festival closing film, Sam Gor pointed out that producer Lau Tak Wa was probably the happiest one. Wa Jai said that when they got the good news everyone was happy. This time Wa Jai and Goo Jai sang the film theme song, which Wa Jai joked that was because Sam Gor did not sing as well as Goo Jai. Sam Gor explained that originally he was to sing the Mandarin version, but the Cantonese version was performed so well that no Mandarin version was needed. Earlier his wife Jaime Chik Mei Chun joked that when he sang only his voice was good. Sam Gor said, "Wa Jai has performed with me so he knows, after I sang the first verse they couldn't keep sing -- for the first verse I sang the last verse. I messed up all the lyrics!"

Reporters suggested for a third film, so they could form a trio and sing. Sam Gor said that he could consider it. Goo Jai agreed with Sam Gor and said that no matter what Sam Gor said he would agree with. However Goo Jai admitted that he did not catching the singing bug from singing the theme song. He has not been able to accept his own voice so he was very afraid of hearing himself sing. Thus after singing he would not listen to the "play back". Sam Gor stated that he was a singer. Goo Jai joked, "I haven't been a singer for a long time!" Sam Gor pointed out that last year he sang on the stage. Wa Jai chimed in, "Goo Jai doesn't want to hear his own voice, but we want to. It's pretty good."

Would Goo Jai sing the theme song at the celebration later? Goo Jai said, "Actually when we have a good time I can sing at anytime!" Recently a rumor of Goo Jai marrying Jessica Hester Hsuan (Suen Huen) at the end of the year spread like crazy online in the Mainland. Goo Jai said that he would not respond to anything that was not true. Yet people online kept saying that they made a good couple. Goo Jai reiterated that he would not respond to anything that was not true.

[2019.07.17] GIGI LEUNG FEELS UP SAMMI CHENG

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Sammi Cheng says that she and husband Andy Hui have overcome their low point and everyone knows about what they should not
Stephanie Che, Emily Lo and her husband Hacken Lee are in the audience
Sammi Cheng posts her experience after the show
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Sammi Cheng Sau Man two nights ago performed the fourth show of her Hong Kong Coliseum concert series. The guest performer for the night was Gigi Leung Wing Kei. When Sammi introduced Gigi she said humorously, "Tonight when the elevating platform is raised halfway, half of this guest's head should appear. Would you please bend down a little, it's not like you don't know you are 6 feet 3!" The audience cracked up.

Upon arrival Gigi first praised Sammi for her beauty and fitness, as she even directly extended her "dirty Gi hand" and touched Sammi's "sweet peach pat".

Sammi mentioned that last year she and Gigi made a movie FIRST NIGHT NERVES (BAK GOR NUI YUN YUT TOI HEI). During their duet videos from the film were shown as a preview for Sammi fans. They also recalled their experience and reprise their argument lines from the film for the audience to sense the film's atmosphere. Actually after they worked together on FEEL 100% (BAK FUN BAK GUM GOK) they became friends. Sammi thanked Gigi for supporting her at each of her concert series. Then Sammi and Gigi sang GOT OFF AT THE WRONG SOTP. Sammi said, "Actually Gigi wrote this song for me."

Gigi also thanked Sammi for choosing a song that she wrote for her concert. She sad, "I watched the first show and saw when Sammi sang the song I wrote, PARACHUTE, she added the skydiving effect. It was very, very pretty. At the time I was moved to tears." Then Gigi sang Sammi's fast song PASSION ISLAND and bashfully said, "Now I need everyone's help, because I chose one of Sammi's fast songs." She asked the audience to dance and everyone got up to support her.

Monday, July 15, 2019

[2019.07.15] ANDY LAU, LOUIS KOO AND MICHAEL MIU FACE OFF AT THE MTR

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The Herman Yau Lai To directed, Andy Lau Tak Wa, Louis Koo Tin Lok, Michael Miu Kiu Wai starred WHITE STORM 2 DRUG LORDS (SO DUK 2 TIN DEI DUI KUET) will open tomorrow. This time the team constructed the 1:1 scale Central MTR station, which actually was in preparation for the three lead actors' final fire fight location. Goo Jai and Miu Kiu Wai said, "It's hard to imagine a car chase and a gun fight at a MTR station." Producer and star Wa Jai said, "I trust the director is completely capable of handling it."

This MTR station heroic trio firefight scene absolutely is the entire film's focus. It took over a dozen days. Sam Gor Miu Kiu Wai explained, "Because the team followed actually MTR station sizes, it was divided into several parts. After the crash shoot we switched to another set. The platform shoot returned to the actual Central station, so the process was very complicated." Before the shoot, even Goo Jai had his suspicions about the scene and the screenplay. "To crash a car into a MTR station, then past the ticket booths down to the platform, the whole thing sounds very exaggerated." Wa Jai said that after the Cross Harbor Tunnel set construction, he already felt that the director could handle any set. He said, "Creatively and technically we had no problems at all, everything went very smoothly."

The day of the actual Central station shoot happened to be Miu Kiu Wai's wrap day. When Sam Gor was asked about the difference between the actual Central station and the set, he said that actually they were not too different. Goo Jai also praised, "MTR stations can be seen everyday, so the audience would sense that the set isn't real enough. Now standing here at the real Central station and comparing, I feel the set is very realistic." The entire film took over three months to shoot. He said, "The most memorable was to be able to tell producer Mr. Lau to relax, the mission was accomplished, we would be able to wrap on time!"

Saturday, July 13, 2019

[2019.07.14] BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR JUSTIN CHEUNG AND HIS EX

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Justin Cheung Kin Sing, Kelly Chen Ka Lei yesterday attended the film DECEPTION OF THE NOVELIST (JOK GA DIK FONG YIN: BUK JUNG YAU JUI)'s promotional events. They appeared together since announced their break up earlier but were not awkward at all. Cheung Kin Sing said, "Everyone maintained good relationships for awhile, just like a family." He joked that perhaps they had no intimate scene in the film, which became the trigger for the breakup. Chen Ka Lei said that she considered the breakup awhile before, she felt that she was still young and should put her focus on work. Cheung Kin Sing joked, "If we talk about getting back together again people would get tired. Next time we will talk about getting married!" Chen Ka Lei said, "The person you marry probably won't be me!" They also said that they would not mind working together on another movie. Cheung Kin Sing said, "Nothing is 100% in this world, for now we might not be together. I don't know about the future. In the end we won't mention it after this time. We will focus on work. We don't want people to feel that we always have lovers' quarrel."

Speaking of the film's less than ideal box office, producer Cheung Kin Sing said that he was rather disappointed. However he understood that a lot could not be forced. He would learn to let go. "Maybe Heaven feels it's not my turn yet and wants me to do a little better. This film's life is very hard and is like my baby. To me it is very memorable. I would come up with ideas for audience appreciation, give another platform to promote the film. I wouldn't stare at the sky and pray."

[2019.07.14] 3,000 TAIWAN FANS WELCOME ANDY LAU

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Andy Lau Tak Wa's charm truly cannot be stopped! Two days ago he and director Herman Yau Lai To arrived in Taipei for the new film WHITE STORM 2 DRUG LORDS (SO DUK 2 TIN DEI DUI KUET)'s promotion. yesterday they promoted on Ximending's Wuchang Street as the road was blocked off for a red carpet fan meeting. Lau Tak Wa fans squeezed into the area. Even famous Taiwan host Mickey Huang said that the Ximending Movie Street has not had such a scene in decades.

Lau Tak Wa and Yau Lai To two days ago arrived in Taiwan to begin their 2 day and 1 night promotional events. Lau Tak Wa and Yau Lai To attended the WHITE STORM 2 DRUG LORDS press conference. Lau Tak Wa mentioned that this was his first film since recovering from falling off the horse at a commercial shoot in 2017. When the film just started production Yau Lai To worried about him getting injured. After confirming that he was able to handle it, he added even more action.

Lau Tak Wa remembered working with Koo Tin Lok on CENTURY OF THE DRAGON (LUNG JOI BIN YUEN). Back then their acting was green, they did not have any spare energy to share the pleasure of acting. Years later they finally were able to have a pleasant exchange in WHITE STORM 2. WHITE STORM 2 producer Lau Tak Wa heard about Lam Ka Yun's superb acting and invited her to perform in order to work with her.

The organizer even presented the film poster illustrator Yan Jhen-fa created WHITE STORM 2 DRUG LORDS poster. Lau Tak Wa and Yau Lai To also signed their autographs on the poster.

Two nights ago, Lau Tak Wa and Yau Lai To appeared at two cinemas' "pre show" events. Both shows were sold out; outside the cinemas many fans waited to welcome Lau Tak Wa.

Lau Tak Wa in order to be able to see fans who were unable to get tickets walked the red carpet to meet fans yesterday afternoon on Ximending's Wuchang Street. Wa fans screamed nonstop, their high decibel covered the entire Wuchang street!

Over 3,000 fans squeezed onto Wuchang Street. Some came at 9AM for a spot to see their idol. Host Mickey Huang even said, "Ximending's Movie Street has not have such a scene in several decades." Because of too many people on hand bluetooth connections were lost as signals all went dead.

The temperature truly was scorching. Even Lau Tak Wa could not take the heat as he removed his suit jacket and quickly stepped onto the stage to greet fans. Lau Tak Wa said, "This trip is very hard to come by, I haven't seen everyone in close distance in public like this in a very long time. This time I heard that the pre show meeting tickets were gone in seconds. I hope to fight for more opportunities to see everyone!" He even said, "Earlier I didn't have too many chances to come to Taiwan. Perhaps later when I would have a chance to come to Taiwan to make a movie I would be able to stay in Taiwan longer." Lau Tak Wa even asked Director Yau Lai To if he had any subject that would be suitable for production in Taiwan.

Reporters asked if the box office broke through a number would he promise to return to Taiwan and see his fans? Lau Tak Wa said that actually without box office breakthrough he would still be very willing to come to Taiwan. Would his wife and child like this film? Heavenly King Lau replied, "Let me go back and ask for you."

The film company also had a "drug" shaped ice block made for Lau Tak Wa and Yau Lai To to shatter to ice hammer in response to the film's determination to sink the drug trafficking organization. They also hoped that the film WHITE STORM 2 DRUG LORDS will be able to break through for a good performance. Lau Tak Wa finally even took out a selfie stick to take a group photo with the director and all the fans.

After Taiwan, at the next stop in Hong Kong Lau Tak Wa, Koo Tin Lok and Miu Kiu Wai will attend the Hong Kong premiere with the cast tomorrow. The film will open the day after.

Friday, July 12, 2019

[2019.07.13] CHEN CHEN'S FILM RETROSPECTIVE UNVEILS IN KUOHSIUNG

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Film star Chen Chen held a classic film retrospective in Kuohsiung. On the eve of the event, Chen Chen invited her film industry friends to Kuohsiung for the "Chen Love Kuohsiung All Star Event". Patrick Tse Yin, Charlene Chin (Chun Cheung Lam), Andrew Lau Wai Keung, Ran Xiaoling, Wang Man Ling, Leung Hoi Ping, William So Wing Hong flew to Kuohsiung to show their support. Chen Chen's son Jeremy Liu also attended. In the afternoon, the event held an opening ceremony, Charlie Chin, Lee Heng, Kevin Chu Yen-Ping, Shih Chun, Hsu Feng, Tse Yin, Charles Heung Wa Keung, his wife Tiffany Chan Lan, their son Jacky Heung Jor and his fiance Bea Hayden (Kuo Bi-Ting), Ray Lui Leung Wai and his wife, John Chiang Dai Wai and his wife, Paul Chun Pui, Ng See Yuen, Debbie Chou, Tang Mei-Fang,Betty Wong Ling, Woo Gam, Tang Lan-Hua, Sally Chen Shali, Jin Xing walked the red carpet. Kuohsiung mayor spoke and unveiled the Chen Chen classic film festival.

Chen Chen's friends, industry sisters, junior colleagues all gathered in Kuohsiung for Chen Chen's classic film retrospective. The event will screen 14 of her classic films. Everyone praised Chen Chen's film industry achievement, beautiful appearance, kind personality, and was the role model for younger generations! They wished good health for Chen Chen and success for her film festival! Son Jeremy Liu was greatly touched to see how much Mama's friend loved Mama and said that it was the glory of his life! Chen Chen said that she chose Kuohsiung for the event because this place valued film culture. It hoped to be the Asian Hollywood in the future. The mayor hoped through the event that more filmmakers would shoot on location in Kuohsiung.

At the "Chen Love Kuohsiung All Star event", Chun Pui revealed that when he made his first film MANY ENCHANTED NIGHTS at age 19 he and Chen Chen played lovers. He lamented, "I was already a silver screen couple with Chen Chen at age 19. She was only 16 at the time. Later she actually went with Tse Yin. I too have to ask, has she ever truly liked me?" Chun Cheung Lam cut in. "I will answer for her, no." The host jokingly asked Chun Pui, "Did you not put in enough effort back then?" Chun Pui pointed at Chen Chen's former husband Tse Yin said, "That's why his effort was good." The crowd cracked up.

Chun Pui praised how hard working Chen Chen was with her acting. When he was considering what he would say, Chun Cheung Lam cut in again, "Doesn't she have any other good points?" Chun Pui said, "Back then if I stayed in Taiwan there would have been no you!" Chun Cheung Lam struck back, "Back then it should've been Three Chin Three Lin, but because we had one Lin less, Chun Pui was ousted."

Recently the 75 year old Chun Pui was rumored to suffer a stroke and hospitalized. Chun Pui yesterday appeared in Kuohsiung for Chen Chen and dispeled the rumor with actor. Chun Pui clarified that he was in great health. "Maybe I haven't had news about me for a long time, I get exposure this way." He was not upset and even thanked everyone for their concern.

Lui Leung Wai said that he was very happy to see his childhood idol Chen Chen. He said, "After THE BUND, in 1983 I played Chen Chen's son and learned a lot from it. Today I even intimately call her 'Mama'. I told Jeremy we are brothers."

Started as an actor, Heung Wa Keung revealed that in 1969 when he just graduated he watched a Chen Chen film and felt that she was very pretty and very cute. She was everyone's goddess and he too was a fan. Later a director chose him to perform in the film TOPS IN EVERY TRADE. He said that when he saw his idol he forgot how to perform. In particular his Putonghua was poor and the team would make fun of him. He was down but Chen Chen comforted and encouraged him. He pointed out that his career started because Chen Chen. "Without Sister Chen, I wouldn't have a film journey."

Heung Wa Keung's wife Chan Lan also said, "After I married to Hong Kong, Wa Keung introduced me to Chen Chen. When I was pregnant, the first time my belly hurt was at Chen Chen's home. My son also often crawled around her home."

Chun Cheung Lam added, "Old friend, we have been hanging out together since we were 20 year old kids. When we play mahjong Wa Keung could causally take out a knife." Everyone was rolling on the floor laughing. He thanked Chen Chen for holding this event for them to have a chance to meet. He was very emotional and excited inside.

Jeremy Liu finally said, "Today I have heard so many stories from the elders. I regret very much that I wasn't able to make it in time. To be able to sit with the elders, I want to thank my Mama for becoming your son in this life." He continued, "My Mama looks very confused, but actually she is the smartest. Being able to raise me so big, she probably isn't an idiot." Chen Chen joked, "Thank you for your boasting."

Heung Ka Keung and his wife Chan Lan also walked the red carpet with their son Heung Jor and daughter in law to be Bea Hayden (Kuo Bi-Ting) as a family of four for the first time. Heung Wa Keung called Kuo Bi-Ting "daughter in law" directly in her interview. Heung Jor praised his fiance Kuo Bi-Ting. "She is very kind, very family oriented and has a very loving heart. The most important is she gets along with my parents very well."

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

[2019.07.11] SOPHIE NGAN BIDS HER BENEFACTOR LEE SIU KAY FAREWELL

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Veteran artist Lee Siu Kay last month passed away from liver cancer at age 69. Yesterday morning his funeral took place at the Diamond Hill funeral parlor. Lee Siu Kay's remains then was transported to the crematorium next door. His ashes will be placed at a Diamond Hill columbarium niche.

Lee Siu Kay's widow Yau Hau Ching, friends Chan Chun Chi and Sophie Ngan Chin Man came to bid their late friend farewell for two days in a row. After the funeral, Kay Soh carried her late husband's photo to the hearse as she sorrowfully sent her late husband on his final journey.

Ngan Chin Man also went to the crematorium to bid her friend a final farewell. She said that Brother Kay was her benefactor. He brought her into the business and introduced her to Wong Jing. She could say that without Brother Kay there would be no Ngan Chin Man. She said, "When I was little lion dance frightened me, but Brother Kay constantly brought me to some lion dance events. When he saw that I was afraid he would yell at me and told me to overcome it. Many people felt that Brother Kay was very mean and cold, I have respect for him so when I joked I wouldn't go too far. Back then Brother Kay took great care of the ATV artists, when the opportunity arose we would make money together. He was rather loyal. Earlier I wanted to meet him for dinner several times but couldn't. I regret very much I couldn't see him. I hope Kay Soh would be strong and keep going. If Kay Soh needs anything, I would gladly help."

Brother Kay's friend Chan Chun Chi saw many people in the business came to see him off. He sincerely thanked everyone and urged young people not to do drugs. Years later side effects would appear, maybe they would have liver cancer and lung cancer. He hoped to be able to bring out this message to young people.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

[2019.07.10] FOR THE WEEK ENDING JULY 7 2019

For the week ending Sunday July 7 2019
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10 DECEPTION OF THE NOVELIST
  Can : Jok Ga Dik Fong Yin
    d. Christopher Suen Lap Kei
    Justin Cheung Kin Sing, Jeana Ho Pui Yu, Linah Matsuoka,
      Raymond Chiu Wing Hung, Lok Wing, C Kwan (Cheng Sze Kwan),
      Kelly Chen Ka Lei, Terry Zou (Chow Man Ching),
      Gregory Wong Chung Hiu, Benny Chan Ho Man, Hugo Goh (Ng Doi Yung),
      Chan Kwok Kwan, Jessie Fong Wing Lam
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 90 mins.
  Opening May 9 2019 (Preview)
  Opening June 20 2019
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/f_UfKDb_180

    A successful young writer is embroiled in the suspected murder of his neighbor.

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    Tsui is renowned as an excellent healing author as well as a young successful man. His pieces are called "Chicken Soup for the Soul" for soothing many readers' soul and spirit. The public image of Tsui is a kindhearted family man who loves his wife deeply, though, he has inherited his wealth from his father.

    Since a trendy and charming lady, Elaine, had moved to live in the upper floor flat of Tsui's apartment, Tsui was facing a great impact on his calm and dull life. One night, Elaine was found dead on the platform of the residence. Tsui admitted to the Police that he had accidentally killed Elaine in anger by pushing her down the platform because Elaine kept on blackmailing him.

    But then, the case file is not closed as the Police's psychologist, Doctor So, believes that Tsui is not telling the truth after attentive observation from him. There are still several suspectable points in the case.

    Through serious investigation, Doctor So, eventually discovers that Tsui's wife, Kay, had already known Tsui had an affair with Elaine. Therefore, Doctor So has suspected that Elaine might be killed by Kay out of her hatred and in a spirit of revenge. After all, Who is the murderer? What is the story behind the truth?


  9 AVENGERS: ENDGAME
    d. Russo Brothers
    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth,
      Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd,
      Brie Lawson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Bradley Cooper, Josh Brolin


  8 UGLYDOLLS
    d. Kelly Asbury
    Animation
    English Voices: Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monae,
      Blake Shelton, Wang Leehom, Pitbull, Wanda Sykes, Gabriel Iglesias,
      Emma Roberts, Bebe Rexha, Charli XCX, Lizzo
    Cantonese Voices: Alfred Hui Ting Hung, Joyce Cheng Yun Yi


  7 MEN IN BLACK INTERNATIONAL
    d. F. Gary Gray
    Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson,


  6 ALADDIN
    d. Guy Ritchie
    Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott,


  5 PARASITE
  Can : Seung Lau Gei Sun Jook
  Lit : Upper Class Parasite
    d. Joon Ho-Bong
    Song Kang-Ho, Lee Sun-Kyun, Choi Woo-Shik
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 132 mins.
  Opening June 20 2019
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/p8KClAj2PXQ

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    The winner of Palme d’OR – Cannes Film Festival. Ki-taek's family of four is close, but fully unemployed, with a bleak future ahead of them. The son Ki-woo is recommended by his friend, a student at a prestigious university, for a well-paid tutoring job, spawning hopes of a regular income. Carrying the expectations of all his family, Ki-woo heads to the Park family home for an interview. Arriving at the house of Mr. Park, the owner of a global IT firm, Ki-woo meets Yeon-kyo, the beautiful young lady of the house. But following this first meeting between the two families, an unstoppable string of mishaps lies in wait.


  4 THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2
    d. Chris Renaud
    Illumination Animation
    English Voices: Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Harrison Ford,
      Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Slate, Tiffany Haddish,
    Cantonese Voices: Julian Cheung Chi Lam


  3 TOY STORY 4
    d. Josh Cooley
    Disney Pixar Animation
    English Voices: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Anne Potts, Tony Hale,
      Keegan-Michael Kay, Jordan Peele, Madeleine McGraw,
      Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves
    Cantonese Voices: Sean Lau Ching Wan, Dicky Cheung Wai Kin,
      Kay Tse On Kay, I Love You Boyz


  2 ANNABELLE COMES HOME
    d. Gary Dauberman
    Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Mckenna Grace



  1 SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME
    d. Jon Watts
    Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulder,
      John Favreau, Marisa Tomei, Jake Gyllenhaal,

[2019.07.10] FOR THE WEEK STARTING JULY 6 2019

GLOBAL CHINESE MUSIC CHART
For the week starting July 6 2019


15 BRILLIANT YOU
  Can : Chan Lan Dik Nei
  Wang Feng

14 WAITING FOR YOU
  Can : Dung Nei Jeung
  Diamond Zhang Bichen

13 NIGHT OF A LONE STAR
  Can : Yut For Sing Dik Yeh
  Azora Chin (Yau Cheung Jing)

12 NEAREST ETERNITY
  Can : Jui Kun Dik Wing Yuen
  Michael Kong (Wong Kwong Leung)

11 PLAY WITH ME
  Can : Pui Ngor Wan
  CosmosPeople

10 PASSING BY HUMANITY
  Can : Lo Gor Yun Gan
  Yisa Yu (Yuk Hor Wai)

 9 THOUGHTLESS
  Can : Mo Lim
  Jane Zhang Liangying (Cheung Lan Wing)

 8 LONELY DOORWAY
  Can : Goo Duk Moon Hau
  Gin Lee (Lee Hung Ngai)

 7 THAT YEAR'S SUMMER DREAM
  Can : Na Nin Ha Tin Dik Mung
  SNH48

 6 AGAINST THE WIND
  Can : Yik Fung
  Mao Buyi

 5 MORE THAN FRIENDS
  Can : Chiu Yau Yi
  Eman Lam/Number Six@RubberBand

 4 ONE
  Can : Nei Yau Wui Jeung Ngor Yut Yeung
  Z.Tao (Huang Zitao)

 3 PRETTY CRAZY
  Joey Yung Cho Yi

 2 HONEY
  Can : Wor Nei
  Lay Zhang Yixing (Cheung Ngai Hing)


 1 HOW AM I
  Can : Ngor Ho Ma
  Fish Leong Jing Yu

[2019.07.10] CHARLENE CHOI IS ALL SCARRED UP

Charlene Choi gets no sleep between her play and her film
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Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin yesterday opened a swollen selfie on social media. Many online were surprised to see all the scars on her face.

Actually recently she, Best Actor Sean Lau Ching Wan and Raymond Lam Fung worked on the Emperor Motion Picture DETECTIVE VS. SLEUTHS (SUN TAM DAI JIN). This "injury" was only dramatic effect. She said, "When you think you finish a movie, actually it isn't done. 11 months later you do it again, haha, luckily only 2 all nighters in a row! It's nothing, it can't scare me!"

[2019.07.10] ANDY LAU AND LOUIS KOO ARE AFARID OF LOVE SCENES

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The Andy Lau Tak Wa and Louis Koo Tin Lok starred WHITE STORM 2 DRUG LORDS (SO DUK 2 TIN DEI DUI KUET) received good word of mouth and good box office from its Mainland release. After five days it has already made over 500 million yuan RMB. In Hong Kong it will open on July 16th. This was Wa Jai's first return to dangerous stunts since falling off a horse. Wa Jai admitted that after a year of rest, he still had side effects a work. Goo Jai said that he indeed worried for Wa Jai. When he shot at him at the MTR and he fell, he was afraid that Wa Jai would aggravate his old wound.

For WHITE STORM 2 Wa Jai was also the producer, but budget control wise he said that director Herman Yau Lai To did very well. The most expensive part of the film was the construction of an actual MTR station set, which cost 6 million. However it was not as expensive as the two Best Actors' salaries? Wa Jai joked, "Almost!" This time was Wa Jai's first dangerous stunts since falling off a horse. Wa Jai admitted after a year of rest, at work he still had side effects. He said, "I of course wouldn't make horse riding scenes, but I would think a lot about action scenes. When I take my mark though I would forget, instead the director would worry. In Thailand I ran up a flight of stairs, as soon as I turned around the director yelled cut." Goo Jai said that he was worried for Wa Jai too. When he shot him at the MTR and he fell, he was afraid that Wa Jai would aggravate his old wound.

However Goo Jai stated that he was not afraid of personally performing the gun fight scenes. Instead intimate scenes were his fatal flaw. "This time my character is pretty dirty, constantly surrounded by a group of sexy girls. I really was sick from the embarrassment. Originally I had to touch them and had bed scenes, luckily they were changed to just dancing. However as soon as the shoot was done my eyes immediately looked elsewhere!" Wa Jai also said that he could tell from Goo Jai's awkward looks during the shoot. To him he would rather be like Goo Jai and use foul langue in the film than make sex scenes.

This time Wa Jai and Karena Lam Ka Yun also had bed scenes. Wa Jai joked, "In clothes I can do anything, but without them I can't act no matter what!" He remembered when he and Maggie Cheung Man Yuk made AS TEARS GO BY (WONG GOK KA MOON), he only wore underwear in one scene and it was really very awkward. Another time with Wu Chien Lien in A MOMENT OF ROMANCE (TIN YEUK YAU CHING) he lost down to his underwear, he forced director Johnnie To Kei Fung to shoot from a distance. Goo Jai instead would not mind appearing only in his underwear, he just would not appear fully nude.

As the title implied, in the film Wa Jai and Goo Jai turned on each other. Wa Jai said that Goo Jai's character was more complex. Goo Jai in the film was misunderstood, without any way to explain he lost three fingers. In a rage he became a drug lord. Wa Jai recalled at school he and a group of classmates were called to meet with the Organized Crime Bureau. One of the classmates was upset that he was seen as a bad student and became one. Luckily in the end he made his way back and became a marine region police officer. Goo Jai in the film also had a similar state of mind. Wa Jai also said that at school he was very vicious. "Wong Jing had an assistant director, who one day came to me and said, 'Do you remember when I was little you beat up up a the soccer field?' I was pretty vicious when I was little, I thought I was a giant. At Form 2 I was already at my current height, but since then I haven't grown taller." Goo Jai said that at school his father picked him up and dropped him off, so he did not have a chance to play with other classmates and he was never tempted. However earlier at a reunion the feeling was different even with those he had disputes with. Sometimes looking back as long as you are willing to let go, you can still become friends for a long time!"

Speaking of their film theme song BROTHERS DON'T SUSPECT, Wa Jai joked that it was a collaboration between two Most Popular Male Singers. Goo Jai said that he was used to sitting and singing at the karaoke box. During recording Wa Jai taught him to stand and sing, thus he almost could not sing. Goo Jai also said that he was very afraid of hearing his own voice. Thus he would never listen to his own recording. He would watch the playback on the film set. Wa Jai said that he was the opposite as he would not watch the playback on the set, perhaps he was afraid that he would not be handsome enough. However for this duet, Wa Jai praised how hard working Goo Jai was. Before recording he prepared a cheat sheet to mark down all the breathing spots. Would Wa Jai encourage Goo Jai to sing again? Goo Jai said, "Really no!" Wa Jai joked with half encouragement, "Maybe another Cantonese song wave would depend on Goo Jai!" Goo Jai shook his head and said, "Would I collapse the entire music scene? That truly would be a huge wave, don't mess around with that!" However this song would have a chance at a Gold Song award. Goo Jai said, "No, let's talk about something else!"

In addition, they spoke to Hong Kong Open Television's E-NEWS HEADLINE host William Ma Sun Hin. At the end of last year a throat infection forced Wa Jai to cancel his concerts. He said that next year he would return to the Hong Kong Coliseum stage at his best. "Because September will be my Singapore and Malaysia tour, so starting in July and August I would slow get into the rhythm, until February next year for the Hong Kong concert make up shows!"