Saturday, June 15, 2019

[2019.06.16] JUSTIN CHEUNG LOSES SLEEP OVER BOX OFFICE

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Justin Cheung Kin Sing, his girlfriend Kelly Chen Ka Lei and Linah Matsuoka yesterday promoted next week's new film release DECEPTION OF THE NOVELIST (JOK GA DIK FONG YIN: BUK JUNG YAU JUI). Justin said that one of Matsuoka's poster was too excessive and was restricted during the promotion. "It was a little bloody and borderline, MTR and buses did not approve. We don't want to make anyone uncomfortable so this version is only used online."

Was the first time producer extra nervous? He said, "The pressure is enormous. With the social incident the mood is very heavy." Chan Ka Lei said that her boyfriend has been so nervous that he could not sleep. Justin said, "If everyone doesn't want to go to the movies lately, I can't force them to. We can only do as much as we can. Now the online posts have to be very cautious, but we in business have to make back the cost. Otherwise we won't have a next movie. We are stuck between a rock and a hard place."

[2019.06.16] LOUIS KOO DISUGISES HIMSELF TO LURE OUT CORRUPT COP

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The Nick Cheung Ka Fai, Louis Koo Tin Lok and Francis Ng Chun Yu starred film LINE WALKER 2 (SI TOH HUNG JEH 2 DIP YING HUNG DUNG) will open in August. Although this was a LINE WALKER sequel, the story would begin with all new character relationships. However the previous film's lead actress Charmaine Sheh Sze Man has been changed to Mainland actress Jiang Peiyao.

LINE 2 kept three classic elements of its predecessor, including cops and robbers, undercover and brotherhood. The production team even went to shoot on location in Spain and Myanmar with a lot of gun fights, car chases and action scenes. Koo Tin Lok in the film in order to lure out the corrupt cop disguised himself at the airport. New addition Joe Ma Tak Chung would like a boss.

[2019.06.16] MAX ZHANG IS AFRAID OF HAVING TO HOLD BACK IN FIGHT SCENES

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Max Zhang Jin, Fruit Chan Gor, JuJu Chan Yuk Wan and UFC champion Anderson Silva yesterday promoted their new film INVINCIBLE DRAGON (GAU LUNG BUK BAI). Zhang Jin recalled his fight with JuJu inside the light rail car. Despite his fear of heights he even jumped off the Macau Observation Tower with Anderson.

Because the film added fantasy elements, Zhang Jin said that the fight designs were different from ordinary action films. Did he hold back in his fight with JuJu? Zhang Jin said, "Usually in a fight with girls I would hold back a little, but with visual effects I can't. Instead I told her not to hold back." JuJu also praised how agile Zhang Jin was, with suitable control of his power. As for his fight with the UFC champion he did not need to hold back. He joked, "I should've hit harder because the key to his training was taking a beating. I elbowed his chest but hit forehead instead. My elbow hurt but he didn't faint." Zhang Jin said that he was the most afraid of holding back during fight scenes because before the shot was finished he knew the scene would be cut and the visual would be very fake . Thus sometimes injuries were inevitable. After learning that he would work with the UFC champion, Zhang Jin watched his fights and felt that he was interested in Chinese kung fu as well. From his action he could see shades of Wing Chun and hand blocking.

Zhang Jin said that he almost forgot about Father's Day. Although his daughters mentioned it to him, they were still sick. He and his wife were busy with taking care of them as they hoped that they would recover soon.

Friday, June 14, 2019

[2019.06.15] MAX ZHANG SPARS WITH CHAMPION IN MID AIR


Kevin Cheng just has to play cool so he does not have it as rough as Max Zhang
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The Fruit Chan Gor directed, Max Zhang Jin, Kevin Cheng Ka Wing and Annie Liu (Lau Sum Yau) starred in the fantasy crime action film INVINCIBLE DRAGON (GAU LUNG BUK BAI), which will open soon. One of the big selling points of the film is the addition of UFC champion Anderson Silva to the cast. He and Zhang Jin would begin a series of fights.

In the final battle near the end, the team went to shoot at the Macau Observation Tower. With his fear of heights Zhang Jin stated that it felt like gambling with his life, but speaking of the final fight both were very excited during the shoot. Silva also described this scene as his favorite. He said, "I used to see actors jump off trucks on the big screens, today I am jumping off a tower. The feeling is wonderful!"

[2019.06.15] GIGI LEUNG BLAMES PREGNANCY RUMORS ON LOOSE CLOTHING

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Gigi Leung Wing Kei yesterday attended the 3rd Hong Kong Children's International Film Festival and Hong Kong Children's International Film Festival Carnival unveiling ceremony as its ambassador. Speaking of Father's Day, Gigi said that her daughter Sofia has already prepared three gifts for Daddy. She said that her husband was as happy as if he won the Oscar. Gigi denied rumors that she was pregnant again and explained that her fondness for loose clothing led to the misunderstanding!

Hong Kong Film Award Best New Actor Crisel Consunji also performed with her pre school educational center's children. Gigi said that as the ambassador she would like to obtain some benefit for her daughter. "This time the film festival must select movies that are suitable for children. My daughter really likes to watch movies, one of the reasons is the pop corn at the movies. Her favorites are animal documentary films and cartoons. She would also suggest for her to watch some movies about making friends, because at school she would meet new friends and would talk to me about meeting new friends when she returns. I want her through the movies to know that this world is very big, as long as she opens her heart she would meet different friends and accept new things. Now when my daughter watches movies she would keep asking questions. I wouldn't stop her, but at the movies I would remind her to be quieter and answer her after the movie. I would also search for information online with her."

Sunday would be Father's Day. Gigi revealed that her daughter prepared three presents at school. "One is a 'funny daddy' award, a card and a wooden phone stand. She even practiced a song, when I get home she would sing it for Daddy. My husband is as happy as if he won the Oscar award. Usually I would make a simple hand made card with my daughter every year. She would choose a pretty photo on it and work more on it. (Did you receive three gifts for Mother's Day?) I got a big one, she got three little ones. Actually I don't mind, I am already happy that my daughter personally made it."

Gigi was rumored to be pregnant. She said, "What is pregnant? Congratulations! I am not, maybe the pants design I wore that day gave people the wrong impression. I always wear loose clothing, which would be fine even if I was full. I wouldn't have to watch what I eat. now I am conflicted, as I am afraid of being misunderstood. (Would you want a baby?) It's not about whether I want to or not, it's Heaven's arrangement. Of course it's good for children to have siblings. They can discuss matters with another person. Now the dog at home gives my daughter the responsibility of taking care of another. If she has a sibling in the future she would be even more responsible. I am in no hurry, waiting for Heaven's arrangement. I can keep working."

[2019.06.15] JEANA HO SUCCESSFULLY GAINS 20 POUNDS IN HALF A MONTH

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Jeana Ho Pui Yu, Justin Cheung Kin Sing, Linah Matsuoka two nights ago attended their film DECEPTION OF THE NOVELIST (JOK GA DIK FONG YIN: BUK JUNG YAU JUI) premiere.

Ho Pui Yu in the film needed to go without make up except for ugly special effect make up. She revealed that this character could not be any best, as she had to go all out. Whatever she could not have no one else could either. This character even reminded her of how she broke her first boyfriend's electronic product when they fought. The role was somewhat close to her actual nature!

She had to gain 20 pounds for the character, so everyday she had to finish 6 rice boxes. She spent half a month to reach her goal, after the shoot she immediately went to lose weight. However boss Stephen Shiu Jr. suggested for several additional scenes to strengthen the story. "However I started to lose weight already, so the continuity was a little off. However after the added scenes the movie really is decent."

Cheung Kin Sing produced for the first time and starred. He said, "I would like to thank each actor, everything is very smooth. The test screening reaction is decent. Thank you everyone for supporting low budget Hong Kong films. (Would you like to direct?) No so soon, first let's see how the box office performance would be this time. I still want to do my part as an actor first. Earlier I just finished another film, CHAN YING HUNG GAN, with (Stephy) Tang Lai Yun. In that film I have multiple personalities, so far my emotions still hasn't settled down yet."

When asked whether he would promote like crazy with audience appreciation events? He tearfully lamented, "I don't know whether we would go to thank the audience. (Because of the recent protest?) Hurry up and take care of the matter, so we won't have any more bloodshed please? Without life how can we have entertainment, can we handle it a little better? Don't hurt each other; no matter who is right and who is wrong, can we sit down and talk it out?"

Thursday, June 13, 2019

[2019.06.14] AARON KWOK STILL HAS MANY ROLES HE WANTS TO TRY

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The 25th Huading awards took place two nights ago in Macau. Aaron Kwok Fu Sing with the film PROJECT GUTENBERG (MO SEUNG) won Best Actor, Catherine Chau Ka Yi with the film won Best Supporting Actress and screenwriter Felix Chong Man Keung won Best Screenplay. Veteran filmmaker Ng See Yuen received the Lifetime Achievement award.

Sing Sing again won Best Actor with PROJECT GUTENBERG after the 1st Hainan International Film Festival. Sing Sing revealed that in the second half of the year he would have two film releases with WHEN THE WIND BLOWS (FUNG JOI HEI SI) and I'M LIVIN' IT (MAK LO YUN). He has never played neither role before. What other character would Sing Sing like to challenge? "I still have many roles that I haven't played yet, I still have a lot of room for me to work with." Sing Sing also said that he has not thought about how he would celebrate, for now he would not be able to celebrate with hot pot casserole because he would have to perform in Xuzhou. Even when Yu Dong asked him to stay for a hot pot celebration he would have to wait until next time.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

[2019.06.13] FOR THE WEEK ENDING JUNE 9 2019

For the week ending Sunday June 9 2019
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  5 JOHN WICK CHAPTER 3 PARABELLUM
    d. Chad Stahelski
    Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Lawrence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos,
      Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick, Angjelica Huston, Ian McShane,


  4 CHASING THE DRAGON II: WILD WILD BUNCH
  AKA : MASTER OF RANSOME
  Can : Jui Lung II Chak Wong
  Lit : Chasing the Dragon II Thief King
    d. Wong Jing, Jason Kwan Chi Yiu
    Tony Leung Ka Fai, Louis Koo Tin Lok,
      Gordon Lam Ka Tung, Simon Yam Tat Wa,
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 100 mins.
  Opening June 6 2019
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/yrQFQHzm-OQ

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    Before 1997, due to the ignorance of the British Administration of Hong Kong, criminal genius Logan savages Hong Kong with a series of notorious crimes. He kidnaps the first sons of the Hong Kong regals, Li and Lui, ransoming over 2 billion dollars. In fear of the offenders avenging, the subjects promise not to report to the police after ransoming the hostages, hence letting Logan and his team evade justice.

    The police forces of Hong Kong and the mainland are highly concerned with Logan's case and send Sky, a Hong Kong undercover agent to infiltrate into Logan's gang. Sky is brave and intelligent. After various challenges, he manages to get close to Logan and quietly awaits the opportune moment to take action. However, Logan is very careful and cunning. Since no one has reported his crimes, the police cannot arrest him until he makes his next move.

    After numerous probing attempts, Sky finally unveils the identity of Logan's next kidnap target. Sky believes he has already gained Logan's trust, hence secretly contacts the police to plan their next move, only to realise it is just another test...

    Will Sky be able to complete his mission, save the hostage, and bring Logan to justice?
    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


  3 GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS
    d. Michael Dougherty
    Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Zhang Ziyi


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



  1 X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX
    d. Simon Kinberg
    James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult,
      Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandria Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee,
      Evan Peters, Jessica Chastain,

[2019.06.13] AARON KWOK WINS HUADING BEST ACTOR


LOST, FOUND Best Actress Ma Yili


Lily Ho


Theresa Fu
Guest presenter and performer Eric Suen
Best Supporting Actor Zhang Yixing
Natalie Meng

Siu Kim Chau accepts the China film satisfaction survey number one prize on behalf of OPERATION RED SEA
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PROJECT GUTENBERG's Aaron Kwok wins Best Actor
PROJECT GUTENBERG's Felix Chong wins Best Screenplay
PROJECT GUTENBERG brings Catherina Chau her first Best Supporting Actress award

Irene Wan
Oscar Leung does not mind the internet prank that linked him to the protest
OPERATION RED SEA's Jiang Luxia won Best New Actor
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The 25th Huading awards took place last night in Macau. The film PROJECT GUTENBERG (MO SEUNG) was the big winner. Aaron Kwok Fu Sing defeated co-star Chow Yun Fat for Best Actor. Co-star Catherine Chau Ka Yi and director and writer Felix Chong Man Keung won Best Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay. Best Hong Kong Film went to MEN ON THE DRAGON (YIK LAU DAI SHOOK).

PROJECT GUTENBERG brought Sing Sing his second Best Actor award. He happily said, "I treat each award show normally, winning would be a bonus and an encouragement. The most important to make every movie good. The Huading awards are chosen by the jury and Mainland viewers. Audience support is a great shot of confidence." He said that over the years the script came first. He would try not to repeat characters that he has played before. The most important was for the screenplay and the character to move him.

Chong Man Keung was asked whether the PROJECT GUTENBERG team would work together again? He said, "Yes, but it would be next year at the soonest." Chau Ka Yi said that she would make room for the director, while Sing Sing said that he would not decide until after reading the script. Now he wanted to make movies for breakthrough.

Chau Ka Yi won her first Best Supporting Actress. "I am very happy, but in a hurry I forgot to thank my family. I want to say to them, 'I love you!'" In PROJECT GUTENBERG she performed without make up, which she joked was not a sacrifice. "I am not going the pretty girl route, no make up helped the character a lot. I thank Man Lim Chung for my design."

Chau Ka Yi's dress was caught on the escalator yesterday. She immediately covered her chest while pulling on her dress to prevent wardrobe malfunction. Luckily workers turned off the escalator right away and helped her with pulling her dress out. Later she said the moment was very awkward, worrying that the caught dress would affect those behind her.