Thursday, July 18, 2019

[2019.07.19] NICK CHEUNG ORDERS YANG ZI TO PUMMEL RICHIE JEN

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In the film BODIES AT REST (CHUM MUK DIK JING YUN), multiple time Best Actor Nick Cheung Ka Fai and Richie Jen (Yam Yin Cha) fought from the beginning to the end. The story only took place in a Kwai Chung morgue, where a bloody and violent slaughter ensued. Ka Fai said that before the shoot the team made ample preparation, as many action scenes would be properly prepared before hand. However when they truly shot the scene, often inspiration would strike on the set. Perhaps then they would discuss with the director which stun could be more thrilling and rich. Ka Fai said, "Our scenes were very concentrated, and we had few characters. Anything the team had to worry about would be arranged before hand. Even though the entire film had a lot of action scenes, with a lot of hard to control and uncertain elements, but in the end the team was able to ensure everyone a safe production environment."

Meeting again after over 15 years, Siu Chai said, "This film aside from action and visual stimulation, Ka Fai and I kept attacking each other's weakness. We in a short time also got to know each other and our dark sides. Rehearsing with Ka Fai was super pleasant. The tension and the conflict between them was very strong and the shoot was a lot of fun. In the film we outnumbered him, as the three of us thugs took turn to beat up Ka Fai. I wasn't getting hit, but seeing Ka Fai I too felt how rough he had it, because he truly kept taking a beating. He absolutely took it 'hard core'."

Siu Chai's portrayal of a crook this time was not easy at all. He thought that facing two mild mannered people would be a piece of cake, but in many scenes he had to take brutal beatings from them. In one scene, Ka Fai strangled him from behind and kept hitting him. He was unable to move at all. Then lead actor Yang Zi kept smashing a chair on Siu Chai. Siu Chai joked that this scene finally made him feel the retribution. Because earlier the three thugs picked on the two mild mannered people for too long, finally the helpless learned how to fight back and be even more vicious and smarter against him.

[2019.07.19] NICK CHEUNG AND LOUIS KOO PROMOTE NEW FILM WITH "BOILED WINTER MELON"

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Nick Cheung Ka Fai, Francis Ng Chun Yu and Louis Koo Tin Lok starred in the action film LINE WALKER 2 (SI TOH HUNG JEH 2 DIP YING HUNG DONG), which held a Beijing press conference earlier. "Jar Jar Fai" again demonstrated his Putonghua abilities, except he could not say "male colored life and death romance" no matter what!

Producer Andrew Lau Wai Keung, Elaine Lok Yi Ling and director Jazz Boon (Man Wai Hung), action director Chin Kar Lok appeared at the event. Chin Kar Lok joked, "The most exciting part of this press conference probably is 'Jar Jar Fai', Koo Tin Lok and I speaking Putonghua on the same stage." Ka Fai immediately showed off his "trademark" Putonghua. "How is everyone I am Jar Jar Fai." The crowd cracked up. Ka Fai also made fun of Chin Kar Lok's Cantonese as being worse than his Putonghua. Also infamous for his Putonghua Goo Jai spat out word by word, "I am Koo...Tin...Lok!"

Ka Fai also joked that in the film he, Goo Jai and Chun Yu had a "male colored life and death romance", but he could only say the words in Putonghua no matter what. Goo Jai smartly said, "Speak less."

Videos from the production was also shown. The team went to Spain and Myanmar for location shoots and received the full support from the Myanmar government, which blocked off the streets for a large scale car chase and street gun fight, as well as a low flying helicopter.

[2019.07.19] CHARLENE CHOI REVEALS THAT SHE HAS MORE HATERS?

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Pakho Chau, Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin yesterday attended Erica Li Man's new book 77 HEARTWARMING (GUM GOK TA 77 CHI) event. After they made Li Man's book 77 HEARTBREAKS (YUEN LEUNG TA 77 CHI) into a film, they would continue to make HEARTWARMING into a film. The film would open at the end of the year. The trio talked about the characters, but Pakho did not respond to a suspected crazed fan Linda's social media claim that "Pakho has already divorced Stephanie". He and Ah Sa did not speak to the media.

Claiming to be "Mrs. Chau", Linda claimed online that she and Pakho will hold a wedding banquet in August. She posted her own wedding gown photo and wedding figures, as well as Pakho's solo photos. Although Pakho did not respond, he did not seem to be affected at all as he had a smile throughout the event. He was asked whether he did something heartwarming. He said, "I do a lot because I want to affect someone, like singing. With people around me I want to be 100% focused so they would be happy. The most basic is starting with interpersonal relationships. Sometimes I don't need to be too deliberate, as long as I have given all my heart and effort to my family and people and I love."

77 HEARTWARMINGS has already wrapped up production, with the original team and the addition of young Thai hunk Mario. Ah Sa and Pakho would again have a relationship. Ah Sa said, "Immediately I have more haters. I saw online criticism that said this Ah Sa saved the galaxy in her previous life, so she constantly could work with handsome guys. Haha. (If your boyfriend wronged you in some way, how many times would he have to warm your heart to be forgiven?) Is he handsome? If he is handsome like Pakho and Mario then of course I would forgive him. Actually as long as he would be willing to do it then I would be fine, because some people would just talk. Action means he is sincere."

Li Man said that coming up with 77 heartwarming events indeed was difficult. Half came from Ah Sa. This time they hoped to help men with saving their relationships.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

[2019.07.18] FOR THE WEEK ENDING JULY 14 2019

For the week ending Sunday July 14 2019
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10 MEN IN BLACK INTERNATIONAL
    d. F. Gary Gray
    Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson,


  9 A LONG GOODBYE
    d. Ryota Nakano
    Yu Aoi, Yuko Takeuchi, Chieko Matsubara, Tsutomu Yamazaki
  Rating : I
  Length : 127 mins.
  Openng July 4 2019
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/tqd97IjGI00

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    A party was held for the 70th birthday of their father, Shohei. What was told to his daughters, who haven’t all gathered together for a long time, is the fact that their strict father had contracted dementia.

    While being confused about the situation of their father losing his memory day after day, the family members reconsider their own situation by facing that reality.

    One day, the family members learn that a "lovely memory" that everyone in their family had forgotten, is still living in Shohei.


  8 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


  7 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


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


  5 CHILD'S PLAY
    d. Lars Klevberg
    Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, Brian Tyree Henry, Mark Hamill (voice)


  4 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.


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


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



  1 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

[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


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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
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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.