Tuesday, June 25, 2019

[2019.06.26] FOR THE WEEK ENDING JUNE 23 2019

For the week ending Sunday June 23 2019
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10 ROCKETMAN
    d. Dexter Fletcher
    Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden


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


  8 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?



  7 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?


  6 INVINCIBLE DRAGON
  Can : Gau Lung Buk Bai
  Lit : Invincible Nine Dragons
    d. Fruit Chan Gor
    Max Zhang Jin, Anderson Silva,
      Kevin Cheng Ka Wing, Annie Liu (Lau Sum Yau), Stephy Tang Lai Yun,
      Endy Chow Kwok Yin, JuJu Chan Yuk Wan, Hugo Goh (Ng Toi Yung),
      Rachel Lee Lai Chun, Lam Suet
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 90 mins.
  Opening June 20 2019
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/oT1nl5NfWWY

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    The undercover agent with dragon tattoo Kowloon continually helped the police to solve mysterious cases, which made him known as a rising star. However, his impulsive personality dragged him into endless troubles. He got himself into fights with the Macau detective, as well as an American Army veteran Alexander who has a secret linkage to Kowloon’s background...


  5 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,


  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


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


  2 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



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

[2019.06.26] FOR THE WEEK STARTING JUNE 22 2019

GLOBAL CHINESE MUSIC CHART
For the week starting June 22 2019


15 THE HIDDEN MEMORY
  Can : Yun Yik Dik Gei Lim
  Ashin

14 JIANG
  Can : Keung
  Meng Meiqi@Rocket Girls

13 BIG BOWL THICK NOODLE
  Can : Dai Woon Foot Min
  Kris Wu (Ng Yik Fan)

12 PRETTY CRAZY
  Joey Yung Cho Yi

11 ACTUALLY LONELY
  Can : Kei Suk Jik Mok
  Kay Tse On Kay

10 WHITE HAIR
  Can : Bak Fak
  Khalil Fong Datong

 9 HARMLESS
  Can : Mo Fong
  Sun Nan

 8 I REMEMBER
  Can : Ngor Gei Duk
  Jinny Ng Yeuk Hei

 7 BRILLIANT YOU
  Can : Chan Lan Dik Nei
  Wang Feng

 6 AS A MONSTER
  Can : Jok Wai Gwai Muk
  Chris Lee Yuchun X Wu Tsing-Fong
https://youtu.be/dM5zQPZV60M NATURE
  Can : Tai Wui
  Lu Han

 5 WOMXNLY
  Can : Mui Gwai Siu Nin
  Jolin Tsai (Choi Yi Lam)

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

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

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


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

Sunday, June 23, 2019

[2019.06.24] LEE SIU KAY'S FUNERAL IS SLATED FOR EARLY NEXT MONTH

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Chan Chun Chi, Aka Chiu Wai Shan and veteran actress Sheung Yi yesterday attended the film THE LONG GOODBYE's charity premiere. Chan Chun Chi revealed that the funeral for his friend Lee Siu Kay, who passed away earlier this month would take place on either July 5th or 9th at the Diamond Hill funeral parlor with a Christina ceremony. Because they had to accommodate the cremation schedule, the date was to be determined. He said, "I represent Lee Siu Kay's family in thanking everyone for their concern. Because when he was ill his family was already mentally prepared, Brother Kay's wife has already settled down emotionally. I hope Brother Kay's friends would pay their respect in person and send flowers. I have already prepared over 200 stems of roses."

Chan Chun Chi and Lee Siu Kay have known each other for over 60 years. They grew up together. "Before his passing, I held Brother Kay's hand at the hospital and said, 'You are not a bad guy, not an addict, you are Christian.' Brother Kay looked mean but had a very gentle heart." Chan Chun Chi also praised his late friend for his film industry contributions and participation in many anti drug events. Speaking of the Hong Kong Performing Artist Guild president Louis Koo Tin Lok making contact numerous times in hopes of doing something for the funeral, Chan Chun Chi said that the funeral was already set and thanked Koo Tin Lok for his good intention. He hoped that Koo Tin Lok would be able to make time and see Brother Kay off on his final journey.

[2019.06.24] JUSTIN CHEUNG SURPRISES THE AUDIENCE LIKE A MADMAN

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Artist Justin Cheung Kin Sing and Jeana Ho Pui Yu two nights ago attended the film DECEPTION OF THE NOVELIST (JOK GA DIK FONG YIN: BUK JUNG YAU JUI) audience appreciation event. First time producer Cheung Kin Sing stated that the box office was as expected, thus now aside from tightly following the box office trend everyday he also made surprise appearances alone at the movies for audience appreciation. He said, "I just saw a show that was almost sold out and I immediately called my colleagues to communicate with the cinema. I rushed like a mad man into the cinema. The audience was very surprised to me, which made me very sentimental. The film wasn't born in the right time. Viewers told me to go for it. I really felt every facet of emotions. I can only attend more audience appreciation events. (Did you ask your girlfriend Kelly Chen Ka Lei to go with you?) Let me face it alone!" Would this "mishap" affect his confidence for behind the scene work in the future? He stated that he indeed would make more consideration.

Busy with her film RAGING FIRE (NO FOR), Jeana revealed that working with Donnie Yen Chi Tan and Nicholas Tse Ting Fung has been pleasant. She praised them for being very gentlemanly and absolutely good elders. She benefit a lot from the production experience.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

[2019.06.23] MAX ZHANG HAS TO PROMOTE WHILE CARING FOR HIS AILING CHILDREN

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Max Zhang Jin yesterday attended a star audience appreciation event at a Causeway Bay cinema for his film INVINCIBLE DRAGON (GAU LUNG BUK BAI). His wife Ada Choi Siu Fun did not come along. Zhang Jin said that his wife already accompanied him to the premiere, only that night she felt a little under the weather and did not make an appearance. He said that earlier their daughters had hand, foot and mouth disease. At first they had no idea and took care of their daughters with any protection. Luckily they were not infected. However he and his wife took turns all nigh to give their daughters medicine and take their temperature. His wife was also very exhausted. He said, "When I see my daughters sick it's very hard to take inside, but after learning what kind of illness it is I am not too worried. I am used to the kids getting sick, I am only afraid that I am not at my best when I make appearances. I can take it though!"

Speaking of working with MMA champion Anderson Silva for the first time, Zhang Jin said that he was an actual champion. It was his first movie so it had certain degree of difficult. The level of the danger was high as well, because he was used to competitive fight they could easily get hurt if they did not have a good grasp. He said, "However in the end we still had to fight topless, we couldn't add padding and had to take the hits. It felt like I fought many fights!" Did he notice the audience's reviews? Zhang Jin said that he also hoped that the audience would like it. He would humbly and sensibly watch everyone's sincere critique, only that way would he improve.

[2019.06.23] TSUI HARK: NEW DIRECTORS REPRESENT NEW HOPES

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The 13th Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival closing ceremony and award presentation took place two nights ago to promote domestic film and short film creativity, discover and cultivate potential young film creative talent. The award presentation received support from Johnnie To Kei Fung, Tsui Hark and Louis Koo Tin Lok. Fresh Wave chair To Kei Fung thanked Koo Tin Lok for his support as well as Lau Kam Hung for his donation fund development operation. To Kei Fung even encouraged young directors of participating projects and wished that they would be able to shine brightly in the film industry.

Guest presenter Tsui Hak also said that he watched many short films that moved him. Although no exciting visuals appeared, new directors represented new hope. Film has always represented the breathing of the times, the speed of memory, the comforting of the soul; it also has recorded historical era, society, culture, given the next generation the emotions to thin. Thus asset was also very important. No matter who was right or wrong today, in the future one wave would still follow another and add even more excitement ot this era.

Friday, June 21, 2019

[2019.06.22] GIGI LEUNG GETS "FRISKED" AT HOME

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The Law Wing Cheong directed Hong Kong guide dog film LITTLE Q (SIU Q) will open in August. Two days ago the director along with actors Simon Yam Tat Wa, Gigi Leung Wing Kei, Law Chung Him, Mainland actor Yuan Shanshan, Hu Ming and Singapore resident Charlie Yeung Choi Nei attended a charity event in Shanghai to begin the film promotion! Everyone shared their production experience. Leung Wing Kei even revealed that at home she would be "searched", which made her give her dog psychological therapy.

Guide dogs dedicated their lives to visually impaired people in need and should have the love of the public. Everyone involved in the LITTLE Q production hoped to be able to make this type of community knowledge common and took on a sense of duty! Lead actor Yam Tat Wa strongly expressed his wish. "Three months before work began, the director arranged for me to be blindfolded and asked me to find over 20 different items in a room in three minutes. Because I couldn't see, I fully experienced the fear that the character felt when he lost his sight." Brother Wa had the most scenes with dogs in the film. In order to deepen the experience, the team arranged for him to take the dogs home and live with them. He described this experience with a professional term, "We are a successful pair!" Brother Wa even demonstrated commands with the guide dog and won applause from the crowd.