Tuesday, June 22, 2021

[2021.06.23] FOR THE WEEK STARTING SATURDAY, JUNE 19 2021

For the week starting Saturday, June 12 2021 (Week 24)

VIUTV CHILL CLUB CHART


  5 I USE EYE DROP IN LAU FAU SHAN.jpg
  Can : Ngor Joi Lau Fau San Dik Ngan Shui.jpg
  Serrini

  4 MAD MAN DIARY
  Can : Kong Yun Yut Gei
  Jer Lau Ying Yin

  3 A TIME FOR EVERYTHING
  Can : Man Muk Yau Si
  Sammi Cheng Sau Man

  2 DWBF
  Ian Chan Cheuk Yin


  1 MISS SOMEBODY
  Can : Si Lim Jik Dei Yuk
  Jay Fung Won Him

[2021.06.23] GORDON LAM GETS TEN STITCHES FROM NEW FILM

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Gordon Lam jokes about going to Korea to get the scar "fixed"
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Man Lim Chung and Tina Lau will teach the class
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The Hong Kong Film Arts Association organized "Hong Kong Film Art and Costume Design" project yesterday held a press conference to announce the first wave "Classes Begin! 13 classes of Film Art and Costume Design" would begin accepting applications for 50 spots. 31 instructors would begin teaching in mid August. Arts Association's current executive committee president Man Lim Chung, Lui Chor Hung, Mok Siu Chung and class guest lecturer Gordon Lam Ka Tung attended to show their support.

Lam Ka Tung would be responsible for teaching one of the classes and would lecture from the producer's and the actor's angles. He said that many people misunderstood that the producer only watched the numbers, but he also had artistic demands. As an actor, he would sometimes "feud" with the art director or be like dancing a waltz -- waiting to see who led who would show the best side of the character for the audience to appreciate.

Speaking of the production of his film with Louis Koo Tin Lok, BEYOND THE SIN (NGOK HUNG JI OI), ending its end, Ka Tung immediately flipped up the hair in front of his forehead to show a scar on the left. He joked, "A gift from Goo Jai!" He revealed that during an action scene, director Kwok Man Kei sked him to put his face up against a bag on the floor for a stunt. "At the time my face was 'grating like ginger', directors nowadays don't like to yell cut. So I kept grating and kept acting, but actually I already felt the 'sting'. When I got up I was bleeding!" Ka Tung pointed out that because the shoot took place in an abandoned house, he was worried that the wound would become infected and thus he went to the hospital for treatment. He ended up with ten stitches.

After the stitches did he return to the set to continue the shoot? Ka Tung chuckled and said, "The doctor was very professional. He gave me a week off, but he was very skilled. In addition I have been exercising, the recovery has gone pretty well!" Would a scar remain? Ka Tung joked, "I don't know yet, men always have some scars. It's trivial. The hairstyle now covers it, but I have thought about after the borders would open up, would I make a trip to Korea!" Did the director accept the take? He said, "The director accepted it after watching the film. He even praised that it was shot rather well. I said of course, I traded blood and sweat for it!"

Monday, June 21, 2021

[2021.06.22] PATRICK TSE SCHEMES TO WIN THE HONG KONG FILM AWARD

Patrick Tse and producer Gordon Lam interact with viewers at a TIME audience appreciation event
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The Patrick Tse Yin (Sei Gor) starred film TIME (SAK CHOOK GOR WONG fuN) will open on July 15th and has held 5 sold out advanced screenings over the past two weeks. Sei Gor on Father's Day visited the Diamond Hill cinema with producer Gordon Lam Ka Tung and director Ricky Ko Chi Bun. When the audience saw Sei Gor's appearance, the entire crowd roared as they fought to shake hands and take pictures with Sei Gor. the response was overwhelming.

That day fans even held banners to welcome their idol. A viewer asked Sei Gor to perform the film end credit song TIRED live, but Sei Gor joked, "Save it for the next one, then I would sing the theme song. If I don't sing it you can end our friendship! Haha!" For his first audience appreciation event, Sei Gor said that the applause belonged to everyone. He excitedly expressed, "Many viewers grew up watching me, they have watched me until today. I thank them for their embrace."

When asked about working with many new generation actors in this film, did they have any generation gap? Sei Gor joked, "I am younger than them, really! What I do they are afraid to, sometimes with joking around, talking a little more crass, they wouldn't dare to. You know? They see me like a teacher, so I really take good care of them." He even revealed that during this shoot he has not taught new actors how to act. "Acting comes from the heart, which has been my experience for years. Because in my lifetime I haven't done anything else, only making movie!"

Speaking of throwing punches and shedding tears for "granddaughter" Chung Suet Ying in this performance, he greatly affected the audience. Was he confident about competing for the Hong Kong Film Award next year? Sei Gor humbly answered, "I hope so, let's see how to use our heads to win the award!" Sei Gor pointed out that the most unexpected ws after a year and a half of the completion of the production, the film finally reached the big screen. He even joked, "I thought Ka Tung dumped me!"

[2021.06.22] DAYO WONG CALLS LOUIS CHEUNG "BROTHER CHUNG"

The cast conducted the "Lo Hei" ceremony to wish the film good luck
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Stephy Tang
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Louis Cheung and Stephy Tang work with Dayo Wong for the first time, but they get along very quickly

Director Sunny Chan (right) leads the cast in the "Lo Hei" ceremony

"Malaysian Goddess" Minchen Lin has many Cantonese lines this time
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The Lunar New Year film TABLE FOR SIX (FAN HEI GUNG SUM) yesterday held a press conference. Dayo Wong Tze Wa, Louis Cheung Kai Chung and Stephy Tang Lai Yun in the film would be in a love triangle. Ah Chung did not have any stage fright from working with Tze Wa god. Tze Wa even praised Ah Chung as a comedy king with potential and he instead had to call him "Brother Chung"!

Tze Wa stated that he decided to take role after the script moved him. He admitted that he has not received a complete script before the production began in a long time, which was incredible to him! In the film many meals had conspiracies and plots. They were able to handle anything no matter what came their way. Tze Wa joked that in the past he made many empty meal scenes, which made him so md that he tossed the script in the back alley. This time was completely different. The meal scenes in the film were worth watching, the role was a huge challenge and rather difficult. He also revealed that in the film he, Tang Lai Yun and Cheung Kai Chung would have a triangle relationship conflict. Everyday he had to tough out flirting between the two of them, but he joked that the worst was Ah Chung calling him "Brother Tze Wa" He joked that Ah Chung demoted himself on his own, because his friend Michael Ning (Bak Ji) only called him "Tze Wa".

However Tze Wa also praisd Ah Chung as a comedy king with potential, citing that he was a well rounded actors who was able to handle things on and off screen. He instead called him "Brother Chung" to show his future achievement. Ah Chung humbly said that he was new and should respectfully call him elder, Bak Ji was also an elder. In the film the brothers liked the same woman in a love triangle. Ah Chung felt that the plot was attractive, the character also had to handle a lot of comedy -- a great challenge. He worked with Tze Wah god for the first film, not only did he not have stage fright but also his acting bug had its fill. Everyone during table reads and rehearsals were already getting along as one. Before the official shoot began they have already built a relationship.

Stephy stated that with Tze Wa god she at first felt a little stressed, but during the communication process at the table read she discovered that he was very friendly, funny and light. Thus her stress was reduced. She rarely worked on comedy. This time they would have a little intimate scene but it would not be too extreme. She would also be able to hold back her laughter. Ivana Wong Yuen Chi said that after driving a bus last time, this time she would hold a spatula. She would have the chance to improve herself by learning knife skills with a master, privately she has been cooking as well. Lin Minchen revealed that this time would be the most Cantonese she would speak in a movie. Once after completing her series of lines she received everyone's applause as they cheered for her.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

[2021.06.20] AARON KWOK SQUEEZES TIME OUT OF HIS SCHEDULE FOR NEW FILM RESHOOT

Aaron Kwok

Simon Yam

Gordon Lam
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The Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Simon Yam Tat Wa and Taiwan star Megan Lai starred film DISCONNECT'D (DUEN MONG) has run into trouble after trouble. Last year in April it began production during the pandemic, then due to financing issues the production needed to be suspended. Later the issue was resolved and the production resumed. It wrapped in October last year. Originally after completing post production it would be released; but lately it was rumored that because the film was not perfect, producer Soi Cheang Pou Soi immediately "blew the whistle" for additional shoots! Because it involved a dozen or so units, stars' schedule coordination became a major problem. Luckily Sing Sing, Yam Tat Wa, Gordon Lam Ka Tung and others overcame the obstacles to coordinate. Sing Sing even would work on movie after movie and use all his resources to make room in his schedule. After the additional shoots for the film he would jump into his new film.

As for Gordon Lam Ka Tung, who is still working with Louis Koo Tin Lok on BEYOND THE SIN (NGOK HUNG Ji OI), he still got the team's "help" to rush the production of his scenes so he would have time for the additional shoots for DISCONNECT'D. The film industry showed its united side.

DISCONNECT'D had problems and required additional shoots. Producer Cheang Pou Soi said, "Actually additional shoots are very normal. Several of my movies had additional shoots. (Sing Sing's schedule is very hard to work with, even he helped out immediately?) That's right, Aaron has been great. Everyone has been very helpful. (Simon) Yam Tat Wa and Lam Ka Tung also had additional shoots." He revealed that at the current stage only Lam Ka Tung was missing one day of the shoot. The other actors have already completed their parts. As for the release date, he said, "Because the post production would require half a year, for now nothing has been set."

Friday, June 18, 2021

[2021.06.19] SUGAR STREET STUDIO SCARES ITS WAY INTO THE UDINE FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL

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The Lau Yung directed, Chloe So Ho Yi starred film SUGAR STREET STUDIO (TONG GAI JAI PIN CHONG) was selected by the Udine Far East Film Festival. Screening across many cities in Europe, North America and Asia, Lau Yung hoped that overseas viewers would sense that Hong Kong horror film was an unique mix of comedy, touching moments and scares. He pointed out that when the film was screened in Europe it had Italian subtitles. The Hong Kong International Film Festival Association also helped him with a video to meet the audience there with. Lau Yung said, "If I would have the chance, I would want to fly over there and have exchanges with filmmakers from around the world. Unfortunately the pandemic prevented that. So in the future I would have to put more effort into make more better movies, then attend the film festival to experience the European film event."

So Ho Yi admitted that she was very disappointed about unable to walk the red carpet in Italy, but she felt very proud that her work represented Hong Kong. Another actress Wiyona Yeung Lau Ching said that the film's participation in an international film festival was the actor's honor.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

[2021.06.18] RONALD CHENG'S LUNAR NEW FILM MAY FACE DAYO WONG'S

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Dayo Wong and Stephy Tang will play feuding rivals
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Ronald Cheng Chung Kei yesterday as the film ambassador attended the 5th Hong Kong Children's International Film Festival press conference. He revealed that he would bring his children to enjoy children films. He also liked to watch cartoon and comics; because comics was like the film storyboard, it would be helpful to his filmmaking. Cheng Chung Kei said that his company was preparing several films, one of which would be the 2023 Lunar New Year film. As for the government amendment of the Film Censorship Ordinance guidelines, he said, "It has no effect on me."

Currently he is busy with the Lunar New Year film HAP GA LAT (SPICY WHOLE FAMILY), which might oppose the Dayo Wong Tze Wa and Stephy Tang Lai Yun starred Lunar New Year film. Yesterday a report claimed that Wong Tze Wah has already accepted the Sunny Chan Wing Sun directed romantic comedy that was expected to open for Lunar New Year next year. Also in the film would be Louis Cheung Kai Chung and Malaysian goddess Lin Minchen. Wong Tze Wa's previous Lunar New Year film was the 2020 release that made HK$ 29.45 million, THE GRAND GRANDMASTER (MUK DOI JUNG SI).

Cheng Chung Kei hoped to finish the film by the end of June, then he would be able to keep his children company on their summer vacation. "It's not that I won't be working during summer vacation, but I have some time to be with my children. In past July for the older daughter's birthday we would go on vacation, this year due to the pandemic we won't be able to go abroad." He revealed that his 10 year old daughter was getting more and more daring, as she loved riding roller coasters. This year he might ride with her for her birthday. He joked, "Luckily I am still brave enough to ride roller coasters, in a few years she would have to get her younger brother to go with her. (Maybe she would have a boyfriend to go with her then?) Too soon, my daughter now says that she has no boyfriend, instead her little brother says that he has 6 girlfriends. He still doesn't know what dating is, female classmates are like girlfriends to him. Maybe he only has 6 friends. My children and I talk about anything and everything, I would never talk baby talk with them. So they talk like adults."

Originally at the end of the year he would perform a concert in Taiwan, but due to the pandemic there he did not know whether it will continue as scheduled. Cheng Chung Kei said, "We have been communicating, concerts before the end of August would have to be cancelled. After that they are unknown. Right now the most important is the fight against the pandemic. My concerts can be postponed again without any problem. I hope I will be able to perform it, proving that the pandemic will already be under control."