Thursday, December 8, 2022

[2022.12.09] ANGELA YUEN DENIES GOING TO LOUIS CHEUNG'S CONCERT WITH EDAN LUI

Angela Yuen 

Louis Cheung and his wife Kay Tse 
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Louis Cheung Kai Chung and Angela Yuen Lai Lam starred in the film THE NARROW ROAD (JAK LO MEI CHUN) two nights ago held its premiere. Industry insiders who showed their support included director Derek Tsang Kwok Cheung, director Sunny Chan Wing Sun, Zeno Koo Ting Hin, Chu Kam Yin and others.

Ah Chung said that this performance was enormously meaningful, because it depicted the tough times the basic level experienced during the pandemic. During the shoot he got an understanding from his basic level friends. Since the pandemic has not ended, conceivably the audience would not be strangers to the feeling when watching the film. He also felt that the film was full of humanity and suitable for a Christmas release. He also hoped that when the viewers watched they would not only think of the unpleasant. Ah Chung also had confidence in the film's box office. He said, "the goal is HK$ 50 million, when it reaches HK$ 10 million box office Angela would pay the bill first." He also praised his co-star Angela for her hard work.

Angela revealed that she was very grateful for Ah Chung's recommendation of her to the film company for the audition, from which she would get the chance to perform. Playing a single mother in the film, she stated the biggest difficulty was that in real life she has not have a child yet and very rarely came in contact with children. She said, "Off screen I would always go out with my on screen daughter Anna to play, and realize that I kind of like being with children."

Speaking of recent rumors with Edan Lui Cheuk On, would she invite him to watch the movie? She said that they were just regular friends and denied that earlier they went to see Ah Chung's concert together. Ah Chung also explained that they went to support him separately. Would she ask Edan to support her at the movies? Angela said, "I didn't ask him to watch. (Would you text him to?) If he wants to watch he would!"

[2022.12.09] STEPHEN FUNG CONTINUES THE INFERNAL AFFAIRS CLASSIC IN THE DIGITAL WORLD

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Stephen Fung would release the Departed Apes NFTs and present a collector's edition to Andrew Lau

The Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Andy Lau INFERNAL AFFAIRS would celebrate the 20th anniversary of its release with a 4K restoration edition release in December

Alan Mak and Andrew Lau appear on Vincent Kok's THE POPCORN SHOW to promote the INFERNAL AFFAIRS 4K restoration edition release
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Stephen Fung Tak Lun earlier established a workshop, the first project of which was DEPARTED APES, several digital collectibles that used INFERNAL AFFAIRS as blueprints. This year would be the 20th anniversary of INFERNAL's release, yesterday he and the film's director Andrew Lau Wai Keung held a press conference. Stephen said that he wanted to bring the film into the Web3 World to continue the classic, so young people would also be able to experience all the rage. He also presented the first special edition NFT to Director Lau, and everyone on the INFERNAL team would get an unique one of their own. Director Lau said that he would properly preserve it and not speculate it. He admitted that he was not familiar with the Web3 World. Being "Old School", he still returned to use film cameras to take pictures recently.

As for INFERNAL's 20th anniversary, Director Lau revealed that starting next Monday the film's restored edition would be released again. He said that if the original team would reunite, he would consider it. He also recalled that making the first film was very difficult. At the time no one was optimistic. He said to Alan Mak Siu Fai, with whom he just started a company and renovated the office himself. "We have to grind our teeth and tell ourselves we can't lose, we can't die. If not we would have to become taxi drivers!"

Fung Tak Lun loved Web 3.0 and block chain technology, feeling that the film industry and Web 3.0 could be mutually beneficial and create even greater imagination and development space. He, the Media Asian Group and Web 3 venture investment group Everest Ventures Group formed the Grid6 workshop to bring the classic film INFERNAL AFFAIRS as the story blue print of the project into the Web 3.) world. It would continue the classic while also give film new life, and release the Departed Apes series of NFTs.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

[2022.12.08] HINS CHEUNG IS CONFIDENT ABOUT HIS LUNAR NEW YEAR FILM

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Hins Cheung King Hin yesterday attended a Christmas lighting ceremony for a mobile phone brand and displayed his first collaboration with the brand, as he personally designed 2 of the phone cases.

Hin Jai also aid that he would still see everyone during the Lunar New Year because his film EVERYTHING OVER CONTROL (CHIU SUN GAING HAI GIP ONG) will be released then. Currently it is busy with its post production, he was confident that it would be entertaining. Was he referring to his streaking scene? He joked that in the film he would display different stages of his physique. He has not developed yet, but Jeffrey Ngai is already fully developed and Michael Ning (Bak Ji) is over developed.. At the time he would also work hard on promoting and audience appreciation events.

[2022.12.08] TERESA MO WINS HER FIRST INTERNATIONAL AWARD

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Best Actress Teresa Mo Shun Kwan yesterday received the Salento Cinema Actor Award 2022 - City of Tricase from the Salento International Film Festival for her 40 years of contribution to show business. It was her first international award, for which she felt deeply honored and difficult to describe with words. Two months ago when her manager notified her of the award, she was so happy that she held the phone and laughed for awhile. Her two daughters prepared to return to Hong Kong to celebrate with her. Her husband Au Ting Ping also praised her. She thought of the award as a present for her 62nd birthday last month and the best gift of this year. "Because this year has been very rough, earlier due to the pandemic I was stuck in Canada and couldn't come back." Speaking of the "audience appreciation" culture, she joked that for MAMA'S AFFAIR (AH MA YAU JOR DAI YI GOR) she attended a lifetime of audience appreciation events. "I thanked so much that even my legs were cramping from all the thanking!"

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

[2022.12.07] FOR THE WEEK ENDING SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 2022

For the week ending Sunday December 4 2022

WARRIORS OF FUTURE POSTER

10 WARRIORS OF FUTURE
  AKA : VIRTUS
  Can : Ming Yut Jin Gei
  Lit : Tomorrow War Journal
  AKA : Mau Tung Jin Jung
  Lit : Spear Shield War
    d. Ng Yuen Fai
    Louis Koo Tin Lok, Sean Lau Ching Wan, Philip Keung Ho Man,
      Carina Lau Ka Ling, Nick Cheung Ka Fai, Tse Kwan Ho,
      Tony Wu Tsz Tung, Ng Siu Hin, Wan Guopeng, Kevin Chu Kam Yin
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 112 MINS.
  Opening June 27 2019 (POSTPONED)
  Opening July 2021 (POSTPONED)
  Opening August 15 2022 at the Hong Kong International Film Festival
  Opening August 25 2022
  Teaser : https://youtu.be/WCW18rGjIvM

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    In the not-too-distant future, pollution and global warming have left Earth barren, a giant meteorite crashed down and an odd looking vine started to grow from it. While this vine, people called it Pandora, sucked up the smog and began to purify Earth, it also grew at high speed destroying anything in sight. When the genetic map of Pandora was revealed, genetic modification became the last hope for mankind.

DECIBEL POSTER

  9 DECIBEL
    d. Hwang In-ho
    Kim Rae-won, Lee Jong-Suk, Jung Sang-hoon,
      Cha Eun-Woo, Lee Min-ki
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 110 mins.
  Opening December 1 2022

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    Former lieutenant commander Do-yeong suffers from PTSD caused by the hellish submarine accident in which he losts his colleagues. Even though he is revered as a national hero, he feels guilty and tormented by his own family estrangement.

    One day, Do-yeong receives a cryptic phone call from a mysterious person, threatening he’ll blow up a football stadium with improvised explosives triggered by a certain decibel. In the nick of time, Do-yeong saves innocent lives but the terrorist remains intent on inflicting further casualties, including Do-yeong's wife and daughter. Now he must race against the clock to track the terrorist down and save his family as well as other people. Amid this impossible task, the unforeseen consequences of a secret he left buried in the deep sea resurfaces...

TABLE FOR SIX POSTER

  8 TABLE FOR SIX
  Can : Fan Hei Gung Sum
  Lit : Rice Drama Invades The Heart
    d. Sunny Chan Wing Sun
    Dayo Wong Tze Wa, Stephy Tang Lai Yun, Louis Cheung Kai Chung,
      Ivana Wong Yuen Chi, Minchen Lin, Peter Chan Charm Man
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 119 mins.
  Opening February 1 2022 (POSTPONED)
  Opening April 24 2022 at the Udine Far East Film Festival
  Opening July 23 2022 at the New York Asian Film Festival
  Opening July 23 2022 (Preview)
  Opening September 8 2022
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/k7BdhlOT0ME
  Teaser : https://youtu.be/TgfcHM8rHuM
  Music Video : https://youtu.be/B_RXfmvKYrE

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    It is often said that food and meals bring families together, but in TABLE FOR SIX it's clear that not all family gatherings are a cause for celebration. In this melodramatic comedy, three brothers reside in a home that they inherited from their late parents. The eldest brother Steve, theoretically is the man of the house, but he constantly is getting dissed by his two younger brothers Bernard and Lung for the decisions he makes, the inedible meals that he cooks, and his complicated romantic encounters. To prepare for a family reunion dinner, Steve seeks the help of Lung’s girlfriend and foodie Josephine and in doing so, wins back their hearts for a while, until his old flame and Bernard’s new girlfriend Monica shows up. That's a recipe for a disaster waiting to explode! The unexpected visit of Steve's part-time girlfriend Meow not only fails to turn down the heat and cool the awkward situation, but stirs up the sibling conflict even further.

STRANGE WORLD POSTER

  7 STRANGE WORLD
    d. Don Hall, Qui Nguyen
    Disney Animation
    English Voices: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jaboukie Young-White, Gabrielle Union
    Cantonese Voice: Kaki Sham

VIOLET NIGHT POSTER

  6 VIOLET NIGHT
    d. Tommy Wirkola
    David Harbour, Beverly D'Angelo, John Leguizamo

SWORD ART ONLINE -PROGRESSIVE- SCHERZO OF DEEP NIGHT POSTER

  5 SWORD ART ONLINE -PROGRESSIVE- SCHERZO OF DEEP NIGHT
    d. Ayako Kono
    Japanese Animation
  Rating : I
  Length : 102 mins.
  Opening November 24 2022

[ CINEMA ONLINE MALAYSIA ]
    After two months of being trapped in the game of death that is Sword Art Online, Kirito and Asuna reach the fifth floor of Aincrad. As they wander through the maze-like ruins, they indulge in raiding the floor's treasures. However, upon returning to the fourth floor, they encounter a quest from Elf Lord Yofilis. This quest puts the pair face-to-face with Asuna's most hated monster.

THE MENU POSTER

  4 THE MENU
    d. Mark Mylod
    Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult

BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER POSTER

  3 BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
    d. Ryan Coogler
    Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke,
      Angela Bassett, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freeman, Dominique Thorne

HONG KONG FAMILY POSTER

  2 HONG KONG FAMILY
  Can : Gor Si Gor Jik
    d. Eric Tsang Hing Weng
    Teresa Mo Shun Kwan, Gardner Tse Kwan Ho, Edan Lui Cheuk On,
      Anson Lo Hon Ting, Hedwig Tam Sin Yin, Angela Yuen Lai Lam,
      Joey Leung Cho Hiu, Fung So Bo,
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 114 mins.
  Opening October 7 2022 at the Busan International Film Festival
  Opening October 25 2022 at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
  Opening November 24 2022
  Site : https://www.biff.kr/eng/html/program/prog_view.asp?idx=61804&c_idx=369&sp_idx=&QueryStep=2
  Site : https://www.hkaff.asia/en/film/2022/detail/128
  Teaser : https://youtu.be/6X-gj8B0DbU
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/dppabXtFBTw

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    The chaos began at the Winter Solstice dinner eight years ago. The father lost his temper, the son, not able to forgive his father, ran away from home. Eight years have passed, and the family's relationship is still cold and distant. A cousin returns to Hong Kong from England and hopes to gather everyone for a Winter Solstice dinner. The long-awaited gathering prompted everyone to rethink their relationships with family members. Some choose to leave, some are back. When things are about to fall apart, it might as well be an opportunity to mend connections.

[ BUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ]
    On the evening of the family's traditional winter solstice dinner, Chun and Ling, their daughter Ki and son Yeung, and Ling's brother Ming gather at Ling's mother's house. Tired of Chun’s incompetence, losing his job when they're looking to repair and move into the house they bought with everything they had, Ling demands a divorce. While attempting to mediate between the two, Yeung gets greatly disappointed and angry with Chun. And Ming, whose business failed, has a fight with his aging mother. That becomes the last family dinner. Eight years later, Ming's daughter Joy returns to Hong Kong, and the family plans for their traditional dinner on the winter solstice again. Can the years of pain and remorse bring the family together again? On this evening of Joy’s first winter solstice dinner, the film shows through the night scenery that a family can be whole even if it is not perfect. (CHOI Eun)

[ HONG KONG ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL ]
    Edan Lui, member of Hong Kong pop sensation Mirror, takes on his most challenging role yet in this powerful and unsentimental family drama. Based on the story of director Tsang Hing Weng Eric's own family, Tsang's directorial debut follows a family in a Hakka-walled village eight years after a combative winter solstice dinner tore the family apart. When a cousin returns home and seeks to reunite the family for another dinner, they must rethink their connection. In addition to his fellow Mirror member Anson Lo, Lui is also supported by a cast of both masterful veteran actors and talented up-and-coming stars.


THE SPARRING PARTNER POSTER

  1 THE SPARRING PARTNER
  Can : Jing Yi Wai Long
  Lit : Justice Cloister
    d. Ho Cheuk Tin
    Yeung Wai Lun, Mak Pui Tung, Louisa So Yuk Wa, Michael Chow Man Kin,
      Jan Lamb Hoi Fung, Gloria Yip Wan Yi,
      Xenia Chong Wan Ching,
  Rating : III
  Length : 135 mins.
  Opening August 30 2022 at the Hong Kong International Film Festival
  Opening October 27 2022
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/YZ7g5Gp97B8

[ THE 46TH HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ]
    Adapted from a sensational real-life case in 2013, the intricate story begins when a young man partners with his friend to murder and dismember his parents. Pleading not guilty, the defense attorneys soon turn on each other, as the defendants play the devil and idiot game. Meanwhile, heated debates emerge inside the jury room, where nine jurors grapple with the truth. Crafting a complex, multi-layered narrative with surprising twists and turns, Ho Cheuk-tin sets himself a formidable challenge in this directorial debut.

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    Adapted from a sensational 2013 family murder, Henry Cheung partnered up with his friend Angus Tong to murder and dismember his parents. In the courtroom, two veteran lawyers Wilson Ng and Carrie Yau were defending the pair pleading not guilty. The prosecutor Allen Chu suggests the murder was a calculated move for money. But the plot thickened when Ng and Yau began to present their case, and when Tong rebutted all accusations on his own. The truth becomes all the more elusive as the defendants played the role of 'genius' and 'idiot' in court. In the breakroom, discussions between the nine jury members spiraled into debates of right and wrong.

[2022.12.07] FOR THE WEEK STARTING SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 2022

For the week starting Saturday, December 3 2022 (Week 49)

VIUTV CHILL CLUB CHART


  5 LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE
  Vincy Chan (Wing Yi)

  4 WHAT HAPPENED
  Can : Doh Dai Fat Sun Gor Sup Mor Si
  Dear Jane

  3 THE ANTIOXI GROUP
  Can : Kong Yeung Hei Jo Hup
  Yellow!

  2 LAUGH AND SHOUT
  Can : Siu Ju Hom
  Gareth T.


  1 GLITTERFALLS
  Joyce Cheng Yun Yi

[2022.12.07] PATRICK TAM SUDDENLY GAINS TWO MORE "SONS"

Locker Lam and Patrick Tam play father and son.  Despite being working together for the first time they have chemistry
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Patrick Tam Yiu Man, Locker Lam Ka Hei, Ying Chi Yuet (Little Cat), Mark Cheng Ho Nam, Sherming Yiu Lok Yi and other starred in the film FIGHT FOR TOMORROW (PING MING SAM LONG), which wrapped up production earlier. In the film Ah Tam played "Ah Long" and his father and son relationship with Locker was the main plot. Locker pointed out that working with Ah Tam for the first time, Ah Tam before the shoot took him to dinner to get to know each other. They also exchanged text messages about film. By the time the production came around they already had a father and son bond. He said, "He is a 'dad' who is like a friend." Ah Tam also praised his "son" for being hard working.

Making his film debut, Little Cat might oppose Ah Tam in the film but he said, "He would share his experience like Papa, very intimate and gentle." Ah Tam joked, "Little Cat from being panicky in the start to gaining more and more self confidence, I felt like I was watching him grow up. Even I got younger!"