Friday, November 27, 2020

[2002.11.28] BETTER DAYS WOULD REPRESENT HONG KONG AT THE OSCARS

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In addition, the Federation of Motion Film Producers of Hong Kong board of directors' members selected BETTER DAYS from all the Hong Kong film released from October 2019 and December 2020 with a majority of votes to represent Hong Kong at the 93rd Best International Film Oscar nomination race.

BETTER DAYS' producer Jo Jo Hui Yuet Chun said, "This is a honor. Hopefully overseas audience will be able to share our youth and passion. At the same time I hope that Hong Kong film through the impulse and power of youth would create even more good movies!"

[2020.11.28] FIND YOUR VOICE OPENS DURING THE PANDEMIC

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The Andy Lau Tak Wa produced and starred film FIND YOUR VOICE (YIT HUET HUP CHEUNG TUEN) opened Thursday (the 26th). Director Adrian Kwan Shun Fai along with screenwriter Cheung Pui King two nights ago attended the film screening to celebrate the 150th anniversary of True Light school in advance.

Due to the recent increase in confirmed cases, the premiere that was scheduled earlier had to be cancelled and turned into a shut door friends advanced screening. Kwan Shun Fai believed that this decision was the best. The most important was to be able to share the film with everyone. He knew that many friends after watching savored the film. One even wrote 3 pages of his feelings, as the story, the dialogue and the music moved him he frequently had to get tissues to wipe away tears. He felt that in order to affect others first he had to affect himself, and praised the cast and the crew for working very hard to 200 percent. Was he worried that the pandemic would affect the box office? Kwan Shun Fai confidently said, "Each film has its own life, there's no turning back and predicting the future. I am already very grateful to live in the now. I am not worried that the release now would be a loss, as long as it is a good movie it can be released at any time without any problem. Hong Kong film never dies, not afraid of being knocked down!" Cheung Pui King said that even with the pandemic the film would serve the purpose of encouraging everyone. She was confident that everyone would support it.

[2020.11.28] HARRIET YANG GOES INTO LABOR ON A BUS

Harriet Yang gives an exaggerated performance for comedic effect
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Artist Harriest Yang Sze Man played a pregnant woman in the film THE CALLING OF A BUS DRIVER (AH SOK DIK GOO SI). Kaki Sham upset her so much that she went into labor, thus she cried and screamed inside the bus! Playing the delivery guy Kaki Sham and station manager Ben Yuen Fu Wa used every trick in the book to distract her to hilarious results! Shrimp Head admitted that she was very happy to work with fellow stage actor Yue Fu wa. "We both act in plays, so we would both use very high energy, rather exaggerated methods to perform. During the shoot I became very in character. Although I almost lost my voice from yelling, the shoot was a lot of fun." Yuen Fu Wa also said, "Each actor had the most fun they could, I never thought that the director would use alternative methods to bring back some classic scenes in this film."

[2020.11.28] HERMAN YAU TORTURES ANDY LAU IN SHOCK WAVE 2

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Ni Ni calls Andy Lau not only a good actor but a good producer
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The Andy Lau Tak Wa and Sean Lau Ching Wan starred SHOCK WAVE 2 (CHAK DAN JUEN GA 2) will open on December 24th. Yesterday during the Golden Rooster Hundred Flower Film Festival, a new "unboxing" press conference took place in Xiamen. Director Herman Yau Lai To, producer and star Lau Tak Wa, Mainland actress Ni Ni turned into "unboxing experts" to unveil all news changes in the SHOCK WAVE film series' second film with five new items. Characters in this film would be drastically different from the first. The first box's "artificial limb" unveiled Wa Jai as an handicapped bomb disposal expert who faced an extremely damaging and dangerous "nuclear bomb crisis". Wa Jai admitted that SHOCK WAVE 2's screenplay alone took two years to hone. Director Yau Lai To said that aside from all new characters, all new story, the second film would also have "new explosion location" special effects and the explosion scenes would be even more impactful. The audience would be on the edge of their seats over the condition of the Ching Ma Bridge. They even revealed that in comparison to an ordinary bomb disposal, defusing a nuclear bomb would be even more complex and had to rely on helicopters and Ching Ma Bridge's precise coordination to display the extremely shocking visual effects in the film.

Wa Jai has workd with director Yau Lai To many times, as To tortured him from THE WHITE STORM 2 (SO DUK 2) to SHOCK WAVE 2. This time Wa Jai after losing his leg had to wear an artificial limb most of the time and to mentally and physically model after the handicapped. Wa Jai and Lau Ching Wa in high heat wore a 80 tael bomb disposal gear and shot in a vehicle that was hung over a dozen stories high.

Ni Ni in the film fulfilled her police dream. Before the shoot she worked out hard and practicied lifting a gun and shooting many times. During the shoot she was able to lift a 8 tael gun. Ni Ni joked that after the shoot ended she realized that her shoulders were different in thickness. Yau Lai To also revealed that the "new explosion location" included the Chek Lap Kok airport and the Ching Ma Bridge.

[2020.11.28] PAKHO CHAU HAS SIDE EFFECT FROM FINDING A BLOATED RAT CORPSE

On the coldest day of last year, Pakho Chau had to shoot a torture scene in the water with Kenneth Chan
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Pakho Chau in the new film THE INFERNAL WALKER (MO GAN HUNG JEH ji SUN SEI CHIM HUNG) had many action scenes, for him the most memorable was Kenneth Chan Kai Tai tossed him into the sea and tortured him. He pointed out that the shoot took place on the coldest day. Despite the team already prepared many items to keep warm, he still inevitably got sick after the shoot. That day next to the location was a dead and bloated rat, each time he thought of it he got nauseous!

The Michael Tse Tin Wa, Pakho Chau, Shiga Lin starred new film THE INFERNAL WALKER is in release now. Pakho in the film had many action scenes, he said that before hand he needed to put in some work and practice in order to complete them in the safest condition. "Fights, car chases, explosions, water scene, all these action scenes had their own difficulties. When I shot the scene in water it was the coldest day in 2019."

The water scene Pakho talked about was the scene in which Chan Kai Tai threw him into the sea and tortured him. "During the shoot it was the coldest day, around 8 degrees (Celsius). Although the team prepared clothing, ginger water and other items to keep warm, during the official shoot I had to be in the water for a long period of time. In additoin I often drank seawater, it wasn't by the mouthful, haha! I really drank a belly full of seawater. When you were in the water for a longer period he would have hypothermia, so after the shoot I really got sick." However he felt the most horrifying was next to the location was a dead and bloated rat. He joked that each time he remembered it he would be nauseous, but that was filmmaking.

In the film he became distraught, he pointed out at the time before taking hs mark he had to sit to the side to cultivate his emotions. The entire team did not dare to make any noise for him to cultivate his emotions and get into character. Finally it became this memorable scene. Would he break down and cry to release his emotions privately? He said, "Actually I am a crybaby, but I would also constantly laugh. I guess this is my extreme personality. Luckily I like to express myself, I wouldn't always hide everything. Otherwise it might not be mentally unhealthy." Pakho and Shiga have known each other for over a decade, whether in film, on television and music they have worked together many times. This time in INFERNAL they already played a couple for the fourth time. They both pointed out that thus they had even more chemisry. When they rehearsed they would get into the mood even easier. They would have a lot of communication on the set as well, hoping that each time they would be able to give everyone a different feeling. As for working with Tse Tin Wa this "undercover" elder, Pakho admitted that he felt the pressure. However it was also a motivation to adjust himself to be even more serious, more accurate. He said that Tse Tin Wa during the shoot often advised him, from which he benefit a lot.

[2020.11.28] CHIU SIN HANG TURNS A MISTAKE INTO THE CLIMAX OF HIS NEW FILM

Chiu Sin Hang directs and stars in ONE SECOND CHAMPION
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Chiu Sin Hang is unable to leave his character after the shoot ends

Endy Chow and Chiu Sin Hang already start training 6 months before the shoot begins
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The Chiu Sin Hang directed film ONE SECOND CHAMPION (YAT MIU KUEN WONG) will open soon. Several actors including Hang Jai, Endy Chow Kwok Yin, Justin Cheung Kin Sing and Chanon Santinatornkul played boxers and had to train until their muscles exploded. In the film Chow Kwok Yin was born with the ability to see one second in advance, but he never cherished it until he ran into the Hang Jai played second generation gym owner and opened an all new chapter in his life as he fought for himself. In a boxing film actors inevitably would get hurt. Hang Jai said that Chanon busted Chow Kwok Yin's eye in the film. When they got the wrap fight scene, Chanon's elbow hit Chow Kwok Yin accidentally and he required 8 stitches at the hospital. He was left with a scar under the corner of his right eye, which also became the film's climax. Hang Jai said that originally this scene did not exist, at the time they were only testing camera angles. He joked that perhaps Thai had Muay Thai fighting genes, so his punches were fast, vicious and accurate. In an accident he really hit Chow Kwok Yin. Although it was an accident, because it was shot, Hang Jai after watching the footage felt it was decent and put it into the film.

In addition, Chow Kwok Yin's emotional disorder was rumored to have returned and he needed to leave Hong Kong to rest. Hang Jai said, "I have been calling him, actually every artist has many emotions that they need to handle. The time required is different. He is fine, no one needs to worry." Chow Kwok Yin earlier attended the ONE SECOND CHAMPION premiere, he appeared to be in decent spirit and probably was fine.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

[2020.11.27] ANDY LAU ENCOURAGES STUDENTS IN HIS FILM

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In Hong Kong, FIND YOUR VOICE (YIT HUET HUP CHEUNG TUEN) yesterday officially opened. Earlier screening for friends has been held, but due to the pandemic they were closed door. Director Adrian Kwan Shun Fai, screenwriter Cheung Pui King, stars Paulyn Sun Kai Kwan, Ashley Lam Hoi Ling, Ng Wing Sze, Yiu Hok Chi and the film's 33 choir members as well as guests Nina Paw Hee Ching, Ben Wong Chi Yin, Cheung Man Kit and others attended; producer and star Andy Lau Tak Wa was unable to attend but still shot an inspiring video that was shown before the screening.

When the cast reunited, everyone was the most surprised to see the smallest and the youngest member two years ago when the film began production, Siu Lung (Yiu Hok Chi) was taller than his five other co-stars. Even the kind mother who worked hard to make money in the film Sun Kai Kwan was in awe. "He really is much taller, when I saw him I almost didn't recognize him."

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

[2020.11.26] ANDY LAU HAS HIS EYES ON NI NI LONG AGO

Ni Ni has had a connection to Andy Lau since 2012, but since they do not work together often, she is a little conflicted about their romantic scenes

Started as a "Mou Girl", Ni Ni's acting has been recognized
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Mainland actress Ni Ni in the film SHOCK WAVE 2 (CHAK DAN JUEN GA 2) worked on a romantic scene with Andy Lau Tak Wa for the first time. A loving embrace and kiss scene was very memorable for her.

The Andy Lau Tak Wa and Sean Lau Ching Wan starred SHOCK WAVE 2 (CHAK DAN JUEN GA 2) will open at the end of the year. Aside form many large scale explosion and action scenes tha would become the focus of the film, Mainland star Ni Ni's romance with Lau Tak Wa in her first film in Hong Kong would also be attractive. Their relationship in the film experienced highs and lows, break ups and make ups. In a romantic scene on the Wanchai elevated walkway, Lau Tak Wa had to "explain" to Ni Ni and got teary eyed. They embraced and even shared a kiss.

A kiss scene in their first romance, Lau Tak Wa revealed that he had his "eyes on" Ni Ni long ago. This time destiny finally arrived. He said, "Very long ago I already hoped to have a chance to work with her. Last time didn't happen because destiny hasn't arrived yet; SHOCK WAVE 2's characters required actors with balance in every aspect. I didn't know whether she would be able to achieve the stable condition, but I saw that she controlled everything very well."

Speaking of their connection, Ni Ni said that in 2012 when she first came to Hong Kong to attend the Asian Film Festival. At the time Lau Tak Wa presented "Best New Performer" to her. She also said that Wa Jai was an actor she admired very much. She has always hoped to learn from him, as long as she knew that she would work with him, she would definitely come over. As for the romantic scene with Lau Tak Wa, Ni Ni joked that she was very conflicted. "Because we weren't too familiar before hand but when the production started I had many emotional scenes with him. I remember the first scene was shot inside a car, I was very conflicted. However during rehearsal when I saw his eyes I already felt it. The most memorable was the romance on the walkway. In that scene I saw Wa Jai's teary eyes, and I felt very bad inside. He was able to make me feel the emotions from the heart."

[2020.11.26] MAN LIM CHUNG DIRECTS A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT ANN HUI


Man Lim Chung hopes that by having a documentary about Ann Hui, the audience around the world will understand Hong Kong film even more.


In Ann Hui's life aside from film she has nothing else, which is what Man Lim Chung admires the most about her.

Veteran art director Man Lim Chung has worked with Ann Hui for many years.  While making OUR TIME WILL COME in the Mainland, the former starts to direct KEEP ROLLING
The film has Ann Hui in her youth.  She is now over 70 and still has a young girl side.
Man Lim Chung says that the film's hook will be Ann Hui on the Golden Horse Award red carpet
Out of director Ann Hui's work, Man Lim Chung finds THE STORY OF WOO VIET and BOAT PEOPLE the most memorable
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In September this year, Ann Hui On Wa who has directed for 40 years received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Venice Film Festival. In love with film for a lifetime, she only wants to make movies. Back then when she and famous art director Au Ting Ping broke up she was not heartbroken at all. Instead it was like a release for her, as she felt "Great, I can focus on making movies." Sensing Ann's passion and persistence for film as well is veteran art director Man Lim Chung, who decided to direct a documentary film about her. He felt that using KEEP ROLLING (HO HO PAK DIN YING) as the film title to describe him was the most fitting. "Ann spent her life wanting to make a movie properly, make every movie good. I admire her very much for her undying loyalty to film, she never made movies for the market or for the audience's taste. Her persistent and never give up spirit would be able to encourage a new generation of directors."

Hong Kong Film Award winning Art Director Man Lim Chung has been in the business for over 20 years. His art direction included TEMPTING HEART (SUM DUNG), JULY RHAPSODY (NAM YUN SEI SUP), A SIMPLE LIFE (TOH JEH), LOVE IN A PUFF (CHI MING YU CHUN GIU), ISABELLA (YI SA BUI LAI), CONFESSION OF PAIN (SEUNG SING), EXODUS (CHOOK AI CUP GEI), OVERHEARD (SIT TING FUNG WON) and I'M LIVIN' IT (MAK LO YUN) and others. Among them he worked many times with Ann. He has never thought about being a director, this time he directed the documentary film featuring Ann, KEEP ROLLING (HO HO PAK DIN YING) because when he and colleagues chatted casually, he felt that few documentary films have been about Hong Kong filmmakers. "Mainland ones had directors Jia Zhangke and Zhang Yimou, Taiwan also had director Hou Hsiao-Hsien and cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-Bing, everyone can through documentary films about filmmakers of different regions, to understand their production. Hong Kong however did not; at the time a documentary film about Johnnie To Kei Fung, BOUNDLESS (MO NGAI), was just released but none was about female directors. Ann is a very important Hong Kong director, why would no one make it? Then the idea of me directing came about, through this documentary film about Ann, so the entire world's audience can understand Hong Kong film even more."

Already Have the Opening and the End, No Idea About the Content

When the idea came, Man Lim Chung was the art director on the Ann directed OUR TIME WILL COME (MING YAT GEI SI YAU). He had to work for months in the Mainland, leaving early and returning late. They connected out of convenience, privately they were also friends and would easily have the other's trust. Thus when he mentioned it to Ann, she agreed right away. She only said, "I am just afraid that no one would watch". Then everyday at work, Man Lim Chung would hold his camera and shoot anything and everything. Once he started he shot for 3 years. He explained that because he was not shoot production highlight, he would not end as the film ended. Many things required time to capture, during which eh thought of many people he would like to interview, some events that he would also want to go with her and shoot.

Post production also took a very long time, Man Lim Chung only thought of the opening and the ending. From Ann with OUR TIME WILL COME being nominated for the 54 Golden Horse award and walking the red carpet as the hook, everyone saw Ann's successful and cheerful side, with so many brilliance and praise. Yet what was Ann like behind the starlight? The camera turned to the set to documentary how Ann started to make every movie. In the end with Hong Kong in the background Ann looked up from her lowered head to express her and Hong Kong's nostalgia, and end with full of hope for Hong Kong. As for how the structure in the middle would be like? What would he need to put in it? He had no idea.

Regrets Unable To Shoot the SPOOKY BUNCH Reunion Dinner

Man Lim Chung only remembers some fun things during the production and some very beautiful scenes, for example when the sponsor prepared a red dress for Ann to attend the Hong Kong Film Awards. In the end she still wore that black dress that she felt was suitable for herself. On the stage she apologized to the sponsors; or when she brought Mama to the nursing home, but that day actually was a holiday and was closed. There are many random interesting things, but how would he put them together. Gradually he asks himself what does he want to say the most when he makes this movie? He says, "Ann's growth is exactly Hong Kong film's growth, from little production rate to the appearance of her class for the first New Wave directors, through the 80s and the 90s film industries in their prime, facing highs and lows, rises and falls, to now Hong Kong film is connected to the Mainland, Ann's movies see the process of Hong Kong growth and change. Putting them together it becomes the central structure." However, Man Lim Chung feels the most regrettable that due to Ann's refusal he is unable to shoot the reunion dinner of the century with SPOOKY BUNCH (CHONG DOH JING)'s Josephine Siao Fong Fong, Stanley Kwan Kam Peng and a group of the behind the scene personnel.

In Her 70s Wants Plastic Surgery, Wear Strap Dress

Man Lim Chung in 2002 met Ann while working on JULY RHAPSODY (NAM YUN SEI SUP) and have worked together on many movies, privately they were friends as well. He admired her complete devotion to film. "As she herself says, no matter how hard she thinks, her life aside from making movies has no room for anything else. I have family duties and work considerations, a lot of troubles and disturbances. I am not as pure as Ann. As soon as she gets up, she only has films in her eyes. Everything has to do with movies, not to mention that she has no market consideration. She also wouldn't try to match the audience's taste. As long as the story moves her and wants to express a social problem to call everyone's attention to she would make it. I really admire her." Behind the movie Ann has her cute side, the heart of a young girl. Although she is in her 70s, she still would dress up like other girls. She also wants to have plastic surgery and wear strap dress. She is also very easy to please, she is already very happy from someone buying a pineapple bun with butter for her. "All are Ann's lovable qualities."

BOAT PEOPLE The Most Influential

Aside from ALL ABOUT LOVE (DUK HAN CHAU FAN), Man Lim Chung has seen all of Hui On Wa's film. The most influential were BOAT PEOPLE (TAU BUN NO HOI) and THE STORY OF WOO VIET (WU YUET DIK GOO SI). "About refugees and immigrants, they were very realistic. At the time my family also had relatives who were refugees and immigrants, so I can relate to them. Seeing some scenes on the silver screen, (Andy) Lau Tak Wa in search of freedom in the end even loses his life. The impact is enormous. It has always left a deep impression."

Man Lim Chung feels that Ann's persistent and never give up spirit for film can encourage a new generation of directors. "Although many say that now Hong Kong film is a dead in the water, on the decline, I don't see it that way. In recent years many new directors have appeared. They use low budget to make domestic subject films and perform decently. Many people pay attention to new directors' movies, the sign of life has returned to the film industry."

He states since getting into the business he has never given up, does his best in his position. However in comparison to Ann's losing herself in film attitude, making it to its fullest, he still has not reached Ann's level and is still studying. Who would he like to shoot next? Man Limg Chung has no plan to direct again, because KEEP ROLLING (HO HO PAK DIN YING) took 5 years time, he might not spend another 5 years to do this.

[2020.11.26] LOUIS CHEUNG EATS DUST FOR MARATHON MOVIE

Louis Cheung calls reports of his wife Kay Tse losing a spokesperson gig due to the lack of weight loss untrue.  He says that his wife has always been professional and is fully prepared before a job.
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The film BREAKOUT BROTHERS (TOH YUK HING DAI)'s premiere took place last night. Actors Adam Pak Tin Nam, Stephen Wong Cheung Hing, and Hanna Chan attended. Patrick Tam Yiu Man was working in the Mainland and unable to return in time to promote in Hong Kong. However he still sent a video of his performance of REAL MAN to be shown at the premiere, as he cheered on the film and his co-stars. Last night guests included Lisa Ch'ng Si Ming, Raymond Wong Pak Ming and his daughter, Toby Chan Ting Yan and others.

The fourth wave of the pandemic erupted more seriously than before. Louis Cheung Kai Chung attended the new film premiere and admitted that he was worried that it would be cancelled. Luckily in the end it was able to take place. He hoped that the release next week would be unaffected. He pointed out that he still had several Hong Kong films that would be released and hoped that everyone would be able to tough it out.

Ah Chung said that when he made this film he was 190 some pounds, very clumsy at fight and running scenes. When he watched the film he did not recognize himself from behind. However the seaside scene was very cold and he was lucky that the fat was thick enough for him to tough it out. He also got sick from the raining scene. He joked that he had a scene with Jeana Ho Pu Yu so he considered that he has seen an actress. His co-stars did not as the cast was mostly male. Ah Chung would prepare for a marathon movie, learning to run long distance with a coach he was a little thinner. He joked that training run with an elite athlete was like eating dust.

[2020.11.26] FOR THE WEEK ENDING SUNDAY NOVEMBER 22 2020

For the week ending Sunday November 22 2020
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10 I WEIRDO
  Can : Gwai Toi
    d. Liao Ming-yi
    Chang Shao-Huai, Nikki Hsieh, Austin Lin Po-Hung, Aviis Zhong
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 100 mins.
  Opening November 7 2020 at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
  Opening November 19 2020
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/oKaDBX3PgpE

[ HONG KONG ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL ]
    When Chen Po-ching chances into Cheng Ching on a Taipei metro train, he's immediately drawn to her because she - just like he - is clothed head-to-toe in PPE. Despite boht suffering crippling obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), the two embark on the most unpredictable and unmanageable journey possible: love.


  9 MEMORIES TO CHOKE ON, DRINKS TO WASH THEM DOWN
  Can : Yeh Heung, Yuen Yeung, Shum Shui Po
    d. Leung Ming Kai, Kate Reilly
    Leeng Cheok Mei, Mia Mungil, Zeno Koo Ting Hin, Lam Yiu Sing,
      Gregory Wong Chung Hiu, Kate Reilly, Lam Ching Tung
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 77 mins.
  Opening May 22 2020 (Postponed)
  Opening November 19 2020
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/WZ356coOJZQ

[ HONG KONG INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL ]
    Bittersweet stories of Hong Kongers contending with nostalgia and an uncertain future give way to a comical documentary assault on sentiment.

    Two immigrant Hong Kong women – one from mainland China, one from Indonesia – live together in a little village. They join forces to undertake an epic journey to the big city.

    Brothers return to their working-class neighborhood for one last hangout in their mother’s toy store. With new responsibilities looming, they take refuge in childhood memories.

    A local economics teacher and a "native English-speaking teacher" from the States spend one school year crisscrossing Hong Kong. As they say goodbye, they recall their earnest contemplation of after-school snacks.

    A young barista and music-video star puts aside her many interests to run for district council. She fights both a pro-establishment incumbent and her own disdain for human interaction.


  8 32 MALASANA STREET
    d. Albert Pinto
    Begona Vargas, Ivan marcos, Bea Segura


  7 THE SACRIFICE
  Can : Gum Gong Chuan
    d. Guan Hu, Guo Fan, Lu Yang
    Zhang Yi, Wu Jing, Li Jiuxiao, Vision Wei Chen, Deng Chao
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 123 mins.
  Opening November 19 2020
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/C-7aYz3sTK8
  Site : https://www.emp.hk/en/production/current/the-sacrifice

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    A bravery story about the engineer battalion of the People's Volunteer Army of China (PVA) building a bridge in the Kumgang River area while being constantly bombed by the U.S forces, the bridge was being destroyed and rebuilt again and again...... It was a confusing battle for the enemy, but a miracle fight from the PVA.
    d. Shin Jung-Won
    Lee Jung-hyun, Kim Sung-oh, Seo Young-hee, Yang Dong-geun
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 107 mins.
  Opening November 4 2020
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/9SumyApE6Wk


[ HONG KONG MOVIE 6 ]
    So-hee is a newlywed with a seemingly perfect marriage. But one day, she suspects her husband Man-gil of cheating, and hires a private detective who finds out that her husband is not actually human. They also discover that he has already married several times, with all his ex-wives reported missing or dead. With the help of her school friends, So-hee tries to kill her husband, but he won’t fall for her traps so easily...Tonight, their duel with unbreakable begins!


  6 PAWN
  Can : Mo Ga Ji Bo
  Lit : Priceless Collateral
    d. Kang Dae-Kyu
    Sung Dong-Il, Ha Ji-Won, Kim Hee-Won, Park So-Yi, Kim Yunjin
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 113 mins.
  Opening November 18 2020
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/gSczQgDyCaY

[ HONG KONG MOVIE 6 ]
    Du-seok and Jong-bae are tough-rough private loan sharks who chase down a debtor to collect but end up taking Seung-yi, a 9-year-old girl, as a pawn. Du-seok and Jong-bae promise to watch Seung-yi until she gets adopted by a nice, rich family. But when they later realize that Seung-yi has been sent to the wrong place, Du-seok and Jong-bae bring her back home. Although Du-seok and Jong-bae are stuck with a child they didn't bargain for, and Seung-yi is left with them as a pawn out of debt, a special bond forms between them.


  5 THE WITCHES
    d. Robert Zemeckis
    Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci


  4 THE INFERNAL WALKER
  Can : Mo Gan Hung Jeh ji Sun Sei Chum Hung
  AKA : THE REDEEMERS
    d. Wong Ka Fai
    Michael Tse Tin Wah, Pakho Chau, Ray Lui Leung Wai
      Oscar Leung King Fai, Kenneth Chan Kai Tai, Benz Hui Siu Hung,
      Ben Ng Ngai Cheung, Gan Ting Ting, Shiga Lin,
      Kenny Wong Tak Bun, Parkman Cheung
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 90 mins.
  Opening November 19 2020
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/Vx7Xaa6VKfQ

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    Triad member Ding and Inspector Doon of the Organized Crime and Triad Bureau are moles that have been planted by the rival party. Doon tries to wipe out his true identity but his move turns out to be costly. After the death of Doon's fiancee Sin, he vows to take out the mastermind Song and set himself free from his past once and for all.


  3 FREAKY
    d. Christopher Landon
    Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton,


  2 THE SILENT FOREST
    d. Ko Chen-nien
    Troy Liu, Misa Chen, Kim Hyunbin, Liu Kuan-Ting, Tai Bo
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 108 mins.
  Opening October 16 2020 (Preview)
  Opening November 19 2020
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/ki2KBDSMIqY

[ HONG KONG MOVIE 6 ]
    Deaf teenager Chang Cheng transfers to a school for children with special needs. However, the world of the hearing-impaired doesn't seem quiet at all. When Chang witnesses the "game" taking place in the last row on the school bus, his excitement about blending into a new environment immediately turns into fear. Seeing Bei Bei, the girl he has a crush on, getting hurt so badly, Xiao Guang, the ringleader, behaving like a king and other schoolmates acting innocent, Chang debates with himself on whether he should reveal the cruel truth about the game or whether he should join in. As the divide between the perpetrators and the victim begins to blur, confusion and anxiety grow among everyone in school.



  1 THE MOVIE DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA MUGEN TRAIN
    d. Haruo Sotozaki
    Japanese Animation
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 117 mins.
  Opening November 12 2020
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/jzgc98gIwlw

[ MCL CINEMAS ]
    Falling forever into an endless dream...

    Tanjiro and the group have completed their rehabilitation training at the Butterfly Mansion, and they arrive to their next mission on the Mugen Train, where over 40 people have disappeared in a very short period of time.

    Tanjiro and Nezuko, along with Zenitsu and Inosuke, join one of the most powerful swordsmen within the Demon Slayer Corps, Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku, to face the demon aboard the Mugen Train on track to despair.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

[2020.11.25] BENJAMIN YUEN AND BOWIE CHEUNG WED

Bowie Cheung wears the wedding gown she designs

Benjamin Yuen jokes that from now on he can kiss Bowie Cheung at any time.

The seven Dragon and Phoenix bracelets on Bowie Cheung are the most eye catching



Benjamin Yuen thanks Bowie Cheung for tolerating him in the past 


Bowie Cheung's father accompanies her to the venue

Jazz Lam and Brian Tse greet guests

Ashley Chu is Bowie Cheung's bridesmaid
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The police stops by to make sure the gathering restriction order is followed
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Benjamin Yuen Wai Ho and Bowie Cheung Bo Yi yesterday held their wedding ceremony at their Clearway Bay mansion's clubhouse and invited around 100 guests to witness their marriage certificate signing. Yuen Wai Ho was emotional during the ceremony, thanking his wife for tolerating him in the past. Bowie Cheung said that she enjoyed their current condition and was in no hurry to have a baby.

Although the wedding ceremony was simple. the newlywed followed the traditions thoroughly. They wore Chinese costumes for the ceremony. Bowie Cheung won their pairs of Dragon and Phoenix bracelets and 4 pairs around her neck. Earlier Bowie changed into a white wedding gown. Her father accompanied her into the venue for the signing. Yuen Wai Ho read his vows. After the signing, the newlywed stepped outside to speak to the media and kissed many times per the media's request.

The bride wore the wedding gown she designed, with the diamond necklace from Mommy. They said that yesterday mainly they conducted the tea presentation ceremonies to the elders. The wedding ceremony began at noon. They did not have any wedding games for the groom, invited their parents, friends outside the business to attend. Industry friends included Joel Chan Shan Chung, Nancy Wu Ting Yan, Pal Sinn Lap Man and others. Brian Tse Tung Man and Jazz Lam Tsz Sin were in the groom's party, while Ashley Chu Chi Yin was in the bride's brother while Bowie's sister Boanne Cheung Po Yan was the maid of honor.

Yuen Wai Ho revealed that during the ceremony he was the first one to break down. He said, "When I saw Father-in-law came out hand in hand with her I already couldn't hold back anymore." Bowie said that she has never seen him so emotional. Yuen Wai Ho also revealed that during his vow he made some additions. "They revolved around getting to know each other in the African plains years ago, and thanking her for tolerating my stubbornness and spoiling me for 3 years. I have been very happy in those 3 years, it was the spring of my career. I thank her for keeping me company through the happy and the not so happy. After 3 years I have to settle down, I want to marry her." Bowie joked that her husband was not considered stubborn, he just loved to buy toys. Yuen Wai Ho also revealed that he added a last minute a cappella performance of his new song YOU AND YOUR OTHER HALF. As for the bride's door opening lai see figure, Yuen Wai Ho did not reveal anything. He only said that it would be a good omen.

Speaking of the wedding ceremony under the gathering restriction, the couple said that it was quite a headache and knew that something happened in the afternoon. When a police officer arrived, they handled the matter immediately. He said, "We reminded guests to wear masks, everyone followed the rules and wore them. We never thought about making a big deal. We hope to have the banquet after the pandemic. Everyone will then be able to party all night." Bowie Cheung said that they already tried to reduce the guest number to about 100. They consulted the lawyer. Thermometers and hand sanitizers were on hand, as they took the full preventative measures.

Was the sudden wedding due to "double happiness"? Bowie touched her belly and said, "You can tell from what I am wearing that I am not with child. We are in no hurry. I really enjoy life right now, tomorrow I have to work. Even the honeymoon has to be postponed." Yuen Wai Ho pointed out that not unless they had a surprise. Their elders however wanted grandchildren.

They said that after marriage they would officially move into their new home, but first they would have to clean up their room. Their bed was filled with traditional items like children's shoes, his mother in law put them there and they learned something. As for the cost of the wedding, Yuen Wai Ho said that he has not calculated it yet. He admitted that he spent a lot of money, but that was not important. The most important was that they were happy.

[2020.11.25] IVANA WONG, PHILIP KEUNG HOPE THEIR NEW FILM SPREADS POSITIVE ENERGY

Ivana Wong, Patrick Kong, Philip Keung, Jacky Cai
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Ivana Wong says that when she dines with her parents she tries to "eat and not speak".
Ivana Wong learned pole dancing for her concert, but due to a lack of practice she jokes that she may not even be able to get on the pole now.

Jacky Cai plays a villain in her new film and is very anxious about the audience's response
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The film THE CALLING OF A BUS DRIVER (AH SOK DIK GOO SI) last night held a premiere. Attending actors included Philip Keung Ho Man, Jacky Cai Jie, Alex Fong Lik Sun, Susan Shaw Yam Yam, Man Suet Yi and others. Hak Jai said that he looked forward to the audience being able to bring the positive energy home after watching the film. As for the 4th wave of the pandemic, Hak Jai admitted that he worried that last night's premiere would have no way to take place. As for the box office he said, "I don't get to worry about that. The box office is trivial, safety and Health is the most important!" Cai Jie said, "The 4th wave of the pandemic has arrived. Of course I hope the audience will be able to see our work, but it would depend on the arrangement that put safety first!"

Cai Jai is working on the new TVB series FIGHTING (KUEN WONG), but earlier while shooting on location in Kwun Tong neighbors complained about the traffic it caused. Cai Jie said that she, Brian Chu Man Hon and Owen Cheung Chun Long had to stop a car. However they did not know about the arrangement until they were on site. The team also said that next time the arrangement would be a little better.

Ivana Wong Yuen Chi revealed that earlier she attended audience appreciation events under the pandemic. When she saw the audience showing their support in masks she felt very moved, she hoped that the movie would be able to bring everyone positive energy. Was she worried that the government would suddenly close cinemas? She said, "I wouldn't be worried, I live in the now. Today I cherish today's audience, tomorrow I will cherish tomorrow's audience." To be able to work and promote with other actors was her honor. In addition, she mentioned that she was extra careful under the pandemic because she often had to go out for work, she would wear masks when she played mahjong with her parents.