Wednesday, January 19, 2022

[2022.01.20] SANDRA NG ASKS EDAN LUI TO BRING ANSON LO TO HER LUNAR NEW YEAR VISIT

Sandra Ng celebrates Edan Lui's birthday in advance
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Edan Lui and Sandra Ng wish for the cinemas to re-open so the new film will be released.

Sandra Ng wishes Edan Lui a happy 25th birthday

Edan Lui and Sandra Ng sign posters for fans and neighbors alike
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MIRROR member Edan Lui Cheuk On made his big screen debut with Sandra Ng Kwan Yu, Ronald Cheng Chung Kei, Gigi Leung Wing Kei in the Lunar New Year film CHILLI LAUGH STORY (HOP GA LAT). Originally the film premiere would have taken place yesterday, but due to the pandemic the film needed to postpone its release to the Lunar 4th. However Kwan Yu yesterday celebrated Edan's 25th birthday, and even streamed it live on social media. They were trying to get everyone to pray for a smooth release for the film on the Lunar 4th.

Yesterday, Ng Kwan Yu conducted a surprise mission with Edan. They went all over Kowloon to sign posters. Kwan Yu even streamed it live on social media, during which she presented a chocolate cake to Edan for his birthday 2 days from now. She even said that she wanted a kiss first. They puckered up and pretended to kiss. Edan said, "Everyone pray for CHILLI LAUGH STORY would be seen by everyone on the Lunar 4th, I hope it won't be further delayed." Then he said that the film would be a big hit and have a sequel.

Kwan Yu asked Edan if he had any confidence about his big screen debut. He admitted, "I am pretty nervous, I don't know if I performed well or not. Seeing myself appearing on such a big screen for the first time, if I didn't perform well it would be very obvious. Fortunately Kwan Yu gave me many shots of confidence!" Kwan Yu praised Edan's performance. "Relax, if you didn't perform well I wouldn't put you on the big screen and ruin my gold label."

As for Kwan Yu she said that lately she had a lot of stress, which resulted in pimples. She had expectation for this film. She even asked Edan to play mahjong with him on his free time to reduce stress. Finally, Kwan Yu asked if Edan had a girlfriend. Edan said, "Of course not, I am focusing on work. Now I am so busy I don't have time to date." Would he bring anyone to pay Kwan Yu a Lunar New Year visit? Kwan Yu said, "If you bring female fans along then bring Anson Lo too, tell Anson Lo to come, everyone would have a great laugh!"

[2022.01.20] DAYO WONG REVEALS HIS MOTHER ONLY ACCEPTS PRAISES OF HER COOKING

Louis Cheung, Ivana Wong, Dayo Wong
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Earlier Dayo Wong Tze Wa, Louis Cheung Kai Chung and Ivana Wong Yuen Chi appeared on the TVB program STARTALK and talked about working together on their new film TABLE FOR SIX (FAN HEI GUNG SUM). Wong Yuen Chi stated that she was very nervous about working with Tze Wa. "Luckily earlier I guest starred in a film Tze Wa directed. With the previous collaboration, this time I wasn't as scared. As soon as work began I already had a sense of familiarity!"

Speaking of the movie making viewers cherish having dinner with family even more, Cheung Kai Chung said, "I live with my parents, my mother in law also lives very close by so we frequently have dinner together. Now dinner with family is the entertainment that I look forward to the most, I really cherish the important of being with family." Tze Wa said, "I feel the movie has an indescribable warmth, I would go home and eat Mommy's cooking. The most important is no matter what she cooks I can't complain, I have to eat everything. I have to say it's delicious, taking the left over home is even better!" Wong Yuen Chi also revealed, "I am the happiest when Papa and I go to my in laws to play mahjong. My skill has reached the point where they always ask me to play!"

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

[2022.01.19] FOR THE WEEK STARTING SATURDAY, JANURY 15 2022

For the week starting Saturday, JANUARY 15 2022 (Week 3)

VIUTV CHILL CLUB CHART


  5 STAY WELL
  Can : Ho Ho Dei Gor
  RubberBand

  4 12
  MIRROR

  3 JUST LEAN ON ME
  P1X3L

  2 THIS SECOND IN THE AIR
  Can : Joi Hung Jung Jeh Yut Miu
  Terence Lam Ka Him


  1 ON MY WAY
  Hins Cheung King Hin

[2022.01.19] SANDRA NG SHARES CRYING SCENE ADVICE WITH EDAN LUI

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Edan Lui Cheuk On worked with many elders on his film debut, the Lunar New Year film CHILLI LAUGH STORY (HOP GA LAT). In one scene Edan broke down in shame in front of his parents over the failure if his business. He was stressing over the scene, luckily "Auntie" Sandra Ng Kwan Yu personally advised her and helped him with opening his tear ducts. On and off camera they both broke down emotionally.

After Edan got the script and learned about the crying scene he already revealed to Kwan Yu that he was very worried. Producer and actor Kwan Yu although did not have a scene that day still made the trip to the set. She was alone with Edan to cultivate his emotions, taught him how to trigger his sorrow, open up his tear ducts. Finally their emotions on and off camera erupted at a moment's notice. Kwan Yu indeed was full of skills.

However before the shoot Edan was still upset. Elders on the set including Kwan Yu, Ronald Cheng Chung Kei and Gigi Leung Wing Kei all cheered him on and tried every way for him to get into the mood. Kwan Yu personally demonstrated how to get into the crying emotional state. Cheng Chung Kei rehearsed with a table read. Leung Wing Kei even gave Edan a shoulder massage to relax him. For Edan to focus on his performance, everyone on the set was silent to prevent from affecting his emotional performance. Finally he successfully completed this crying scene and Edan was able to relax.

Questioning the existence of his own tear ducts, Edan stated that he infrequently cried and felt that his earlier crying scene in the Hong Kong version of OSSAN'S LOVE did not pass the grade. After this shoot he learned a lot, from being very lost at first to finishing the crying scene he was already more open.

Edan even sincerely thanked his on screen aunt Kwan Yu for her attentive guidance. "The day before Kwan Yu already said that she would come and help me. She told me to fast in the morning and drink a little. Indeed I was much more relaxed and the result indeed had emotions, even though it seemed like I didn't shed much tear. Thank you Kwan Yu for helping me a lot, teaching me how to breath, how to handle emotions, I thank Chung Kei and Gigi for being with me over those dozen or so days and making me feel like a family. I felt their support and encouragement, which made me get into the role very easily. He gave myself 4 or 5 points, barely passing! I am not in full control like a professional actor should be, but I did my best. Since Kwan Yu accepted it, I believe it probably passed!"

[2022.01.19] IRENE WAN REVEALS CONSTANT ARGUMENTS WITH LOLETTA LEE WHILE LIVING TOGETHER

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Irene Wan Bik Ha in her Hong Kong Open Television interview said that the government's tightening of pandemic prevention measures would require time to adjust to. She would even move her time with friends earlier in the afternoon and at home, which she felt just as happy about. The most important would be for everyone to be a little patient, so normal lives would resume as early as possible.

Speaking about her semi-autobiographical film NGOR MOON DIK SUP BAK SHUI (OUR EIGHTEEN), for which she invited her EVERLASTING LOVE (TING BUT LIU DIK OI) co-star Loletta Lee Lai Chun to guest star, Irene revealed that they once rented a place together and constantly argued over trivial matter. However after they argued they would be fine. Looking back now, she would laugh at how immature they were.

In addition, Irene read about Michelle Reis (Lee Ka Yan)'s earlier Intensive Care Unit admission and her 48 hour battle with death. She stated that she was very worried and hoped that she would get well soon.

Monday, January 17, 2022

[2022.01.18] HONG KONG FILM CRITIC SOCIETY AWARDS PATRICK TSE HIS FIRST BEST ACTOR

Best Director Benny Chan (RAGING FIRE)
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85 year old Patrick Tse with TIME wins the 28th Hong Kong Film Critic Society Best Actor, the oldest winner of the award

The Best Actress award encourages Cya Liu to keep working hard

Benny Chan with his final film RAGING FIRE won Best Director.  The Nicholas Tse and Donnie Yen starred film was also one of the recommended films

ANITA and ZERO TO HERO are both recommended films

Gordon Lam wins Best Screenplay with TIME
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The 28th Hong Kong Film Critic Society Awards yesterday announced the winners. TIME (SAT CHOOK GOR WONG FUN) won three awards: Best Screenplay, Recommended film and the 85 year old Patrick Tse Yin with the film won Best Actor.

Tse Yin said, "Thank you Hong Kong Film Critic Society. I also have to thank everyone on and off screen in TIME. Director Tze Bun, screenwriter Ching yi, and such a silly producer Ka Tung. I definitely would treat him to coffee at a six star hotel. I would like to thank my co-star Fung Bo Bo the most. As soon as we shot she had spark. I hope in the future we would have the chance to work together again. I wish everyone good health."

In addition, RAGING FIRE (NO FOR) received the Best Director award (Director Benny Chan Muk Sing) and Recommended Film. Emperor Motion Pictures said, "Thank you Hong Kong Film Critic Society for presenting this year's Best Director Award to Director Chan Muk Sing and also making RAGING FIRE a recommended film. Director Chan Muk Sing kept looking for breakthrough in his life, giving his all to spread the one and only style of Hong Kong action film, erecting the internationally renowned unique trademark and superb position. This film was the work of sincerity that Director Chan Muk Sing poured his heart into, with this honor we give Director Chan the most prestigious salute!"

As for the Gordon Lam Ka Tung produced LIMBO (JI CHI), it won Best Film. The film's lead actress Cya Liu won Best Actress. ANITA, SHOCK WAVE 2 (CHAK DAN JUEN GA 2) and ZERO TO HERO (MAMA DIK SUN KEI SIU JI) were among the other recommended films.

Best Actor Cya Liu said, "Thank you Hong Kong Film Critic Society, congratulations to the film LIMBO for winning Best Film. I also thank "my Wang Tao", thank you Director Cheang Pou Soi. It is an extremely enormous encouragement, I will continue to work hard!'

The Hong Kong Film Critic Society on the 16th selected the 28th Hong Kong Film Critic Society Award's 5 awards and 10 recommended films. This year they went through 9 hours of fiery discussions and three rounds of voting to determine the winners.

THE 28TH HONG KONG FILM CRITIC SOCIETY AWARDS
https://www.filmcritics.org.hk/node/2988

BEST FILM:
LIMBO
BEST DIRECTOR : Benny Chan (RAGING FIRE)
BEST SCREENPLAY: Ho Ching Yi, Gordon Lam (TIME)
BEST ACTOR: Patrick Tse (TIME)
BEST ACTRESS: Cya Liu (LIMBO)
TEN RECOMMENDED FILMS: RAGING FIRE, HAND-ROLLED CIGARETTE, DRIFTING, TIME, CAUGHT IN TIME, COFFIN HOME, SHOCK WAVE 2, THE WAY WE KEEP DANCING, ANITA, ZERO TO HERO

Friday, January 14, 2022

[2022.01.15] WONG JING'S COMPANY IS BEING SUED FOR OVER 4 MILLION RMB

Wong Jing's Mega-Vision is being sued by producer Charlie Wong
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Director Wong Jing's Mega-Vision company two years ago signed an agreement with producer Charlie Wong Wing Fung's company to work together on film productions, with Charlie Wong's company providing the funding. In the end the productions were unable to start on schedule and the investment was also unable to be returned on time. Two days ago Charlie Wong filed suit with the Superior Court for 4.184 million yuan RMB.

The plaintiff is WUCulture. According to the plaintiff's web page, Charlie Wong Wing Fung is the company's CEO. The defendant is Mega-Vision. The lawsuit claims that both parties signed an agreement on March 5th two years ago. The defendant would start production on the film tentatively titled NEW YORK CHINATOWN, with the plaintiff providing 14 million yuan RMB in funding.

In the end the film was unable to start production before the deadline of June 30th 2021. Both parties agreed to terminate their agreement on July 12th 2021. According to the "investment termination agreement", the defendant was required to return the total amount of 10 million yuan RMB in four payments between July 31st 2021 and January 31st 2022.

However the defendant only paid the first payment of 2.5 million RMB on September 1st last year and did not pay the second and third payments of 5 million yuan RMB total according to the agreement. On December 15th last year, the plaintiff after issuing a legal letter to the defendant received only HK$ 1 million (816,000 RMB) from the defendant and still owed 4.184 million yuan RMB.

[ CASE NUMBER: HCA 49/22 ]