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|Sandra Ng's romance with the over the hill mob boss Nick Cheung has a nostalgic blues flavor
GOLDEN CHICKEN SSS
|Sandra Ng, Ronald Cheng and Eric Tsang parody THE GRANDMASTER in HELLO BABIES
|Chow Yun Fat remains the ageless wonder in FROM VEGAS TO MACAU
|THE MONKEY KING has decent Dragon Palace and Heavenly Palace effects
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Among the Year of the Horse celebration, the Chinese film competition was the fiercest. Chow Yun Fat and Nicholas Tse Ting Fung worked together on FROM VEGAS TO MACAU (DOH SING FUNG WON); Fat Gor, Donnie Yen Chi Tan and Aaron Kwok Fu Sing's THE MONKEY KING (SAI YAU GEI ji DAI LAU TIN GUNG); Sandra Ng Kwan Yu coupled with many hunks in the Hong Kong comedy GOLDEN CHICKEN SSS (GUM GAI SSS); and the annual Lunar New Year film from Raymond Wong Pak Ming, who worked with Ng Kwan Yu and Eric Tsang Chi Wai on HELLO BABIES (LUK FUK HEI SI). Which of the four Hong Kong films will be the first Year of the Hong Kong champion?
THE MONKEY KING and HELLO BABIES opened early yesterday. As of 5:59PM with advanced screenings, HELLO BABIES led with 1,114,516 and THE MONKEY KING made 858,945. HELLO led by a nose. After GOLDEN CHICKEN SSS and FROM VEGAS TO MACAU open today, the four Chinese films will officially face off. The 4 film's key actors will promote their films with audience appreciation events. Two nights ago Ng Kwan Yu and director Matthew Chow Hoi Kwong appeared in Mongkok for the GOLDEN CHICKEN SSS audience appreciation. Last night Karena Ng Chin Yu attended the Mongkok audience appreciation for HELLO BABIES.
Two nights ago Ng Kwan Yu received audience compliments that she was very hot in person. Chow Hoi Kwong led a chant of "Goddess" for Kwan Yu. In causal clothing Kwan Yu said that she felt very tired so she did not push up her chest in support. Chow Hoi Kwong said that if the box office reached 38 million, Kwan Yu would put on the 38G fake chest again. Kwan Yu promised, "Good, with good box office I will put on the 38G for all to take pictures and to touch." She joked that her 38G figure was fake but attracted response from around the world. She revealed that boyfriend Peter Chan Ho Sun was also curious about her 38G figure. During the shoot he deliberately visited the Lautau Island location for a preview. Kwan Yu said, "He was very happy, after the shoot when I removed it, he looked left and right like he was watching an animal. He even told me not to take it off."
As for FROM VEGAS TO MACAU, Director Wong Jing arranged for Ting Fung to get on his knees to plead with Fat Gor to make him his disciple. He joked that few in the world would Ting Fung be willing to kneel to, Wong Jing deliberately called Fat Gor "Invincible" in the film. He too wanted to be invincible during the Lunar New Year slot.