Wednesday, November 29, 2017

[2017.11.30] FOR THE WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 26 2017

For the week ending Sunday November 26 2017
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  Can : Si Yeuk
  Lit : Corpse Promise
    d. Jim Sopon Sukdapisit
    Numthip Jongrachatawiboon, Apichaya Thongkham
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 114 mins.
  Opening November 9 2017
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    In 1997, the financial crash, known in Thailand as the Tom Yum Goong Crisis, was a disastrous event that crept over Asia and left millionaires bankrupt overnight.

    A bright future which two best friends, Boum and Ib, pictured together fell apart when they found out that their families were going bankrupt. All of their assets were seized to satisfy their debts. The construction of a premium luxury condominium, which their parents jointly invested in, had been suspended. Unable to accept the harsh truth, they decided to end their lives together at the unfinished tower, where they promised to be together forever. In the end, Ib died all alone.

    Twenty years later, Boum becomes a successful real estate entrepreneur. One day, she gets to visit the abandoned tower with her beloved daughter, Bell. That night, Boum wakes up and finds Bell sleepwalking and talking to herself in the dark. Bell’s sleepwalking condition continues to worsen every night. What concerns Boum the most is that Bell’s actions and words in her sleepwalking state frighteningly remind Boum of Ib.

  Can : Gwai Mong
    d. Wong Kwok Keung, Wong Kwok Fai, Patrick Yau Tat Chi
    Ashina Kwok Yik Sum, Cherry Pau Hong Yi, Justin Cheung Kin Sing,
      Joman Chiang, Kabby Hui Nga Ting, Hui Nga Ting,
      Bryant Mak Chi Lok, Carlo Chan Ka Lok, Jessica Kan Shuk Yi,
      Jumbo Tsang Suk Nga, Kimi Chiu Wing Yiu, Tsui Ho Cheong
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 98 mins.
  Opening November 23 2017
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    "Crowed You Out"
    Vivian moves into a new flat and decides to hold a housewarming party, but finds herself tangled in the affairs of her neighbour Emma and her abusive boyfriend. An hour before the party, eerie incidents begin...

    "Double Body"
    After a bad breakup, Scarlet gets a magic tattoo in hopes of changing her love fortune. But little does she know about the sinister forces behind the tattoos on her body...

    "Horror Online"
    Four university students livestream their ghost hunting trip online and uncover a pair of scorched corpses. A TV news producer tracks them down and broadcasts a controversial story. But this rouses the dead couples’ ghosts...
    d. Ryuichi Hiroki
    Ryosuke Yamada, Toshiyuki Nishida, Machiko Ono, Nijiro Murakami,
      Kanichiro, Kento Hayashi, Riko Narumi, Mugi Kadowaki,
      Masato Hagiwara, Kaoru Kobayashi
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 129 mins.
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  Can : Bing Bung Ching Yun Mung
  Lit : Ping Pong Lover Dream
    d. Junichi Ishikawa
    Yui Aragaki, Eita, Ryoko Hirosue, Koji Seto, Mei Nagano, Yu Aoi
  Rating : I
  Length : 119 mins.
  Opening November 9 2017
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    After breaking up with her boyfriend, Tamako flees to her hometown and picks up table tennis again in the Table Tennis Club formerly run by her late mother. When Tamako sees her ex, and his new girl paired together in the mixed doubles category, she resolves to enter the National Championship. Tamako teams up with former pro boxer Hagiwara but they are totally incompatible and fight all the time. Over time, however, their relationship begins to change...

    d. Sho Tsukikawa
    Shun Oguri, Keiko Kitagawa, Takumi Kitamura, Minami Hamabe
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 115 mins.
  Opening November 2 2017
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    Sakura Yamauchi and “I” were former high school classmates. Inspired by Sakura’s words, “I” has now become a teacher at the school they both attended. While talking to his students, he is reminded of the many days he spent with Sakura. Sakura, who was suffering from a disease of the pancreas, kept a diary of her struggle against her illness and how she tried to live with it. After he discovers the diary by chance one day, “I” and Sakura gradually start to spend more time together. Sakura is determined to live out her days brilliantly, but finally, the end draws near. Twelve years after her death, her best friend Kyoko, who is soon to marry, also begins to remember the time she spent with Sakura, just as “I” does. Then, because of something that happens, the two realize what Sakura really wanted to convey over the distance of those 12 years.

  Can : Kong Sau
  Lit : Wild Beast
    d. Jonathan Li Tsz Chun
    Max Zhang Jin, Shawn Yue Man Lok, Janice Man Wing Shan,
      Wu Yue, Gordon Lam Ka Tung, Tai Po,
      Derek Tsang Kwok Cheung, Cecilia So Lai Shan
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 100 mins.
  Opening November 2 2017 at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
  Opening November 23 2017
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    Police Inspector Tung tracks criminal Shing to a deserted fisherfolk village and catches Shing and his thugs in the act of smuggling gold from the black market. At the end of a heavy shootout, Tung is severely wounded and Shing takes off with the gold in a car. The car explodes and Shing makes a narrow escape and vows to catch the mastermind behind this sabotage.

    Tung comes out of a coma 3 months later and discovers his partner Tak has gone undercover inside a smuggling ring among the fisherfolk. When Tak goes missing, Tung disrupts a CIB operation in order to catch Shui Sing, a veteran who may know of Tak’s whereabouts.

    When Uncle Kau, leader of the smuggling ring is about to kill Tak on a fishing boat after Tak blows his cover, Shing shows up with his men to confront his adopted father. Turns out Uncle Kau collaborated with Blackie, the triad boss who controls smuggled gold to kill Shing so he can take over his share. To get even, Shing plans to rob Blackie’s vault. Tung shows up and saves Uncle Kau’s life, but Tak disappears again.

    d. Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman

    d. Taika Waititi
    Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba,
      Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban,
      Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins

    d. John Woo (Ng Yu Sum)
    Zhang Hanyu, Masaharu Fukuyama,
      Stephy Qi Wei, Ha Ji-Won, Jun Kunimura, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi,
      Nanami Sakuraba, Tao Okamoto, Angeles Woo (Ng Yu Fei)
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 109 mins.
  Opening November 23 2017
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    Manhunt follows the journey of upstanding lawyer Du Qiu (Zhang Hanyu), who is unwittingly drawn into a murder case when all the evidence at the scene points to him being the perpetrator. Knowing that he’s been framed by Luo Zhi, Du Qiu runs from the law to uncover the truth. The police launch a large-scale manhunt, but veteran detective Yamura (Masaharu Fukuyama) sees that this seemingly open-and-shut case is not that simple after all. During the intense pursuit, a bond begins to build between the fugitive and his pursuer, even though Yamura knows that he can’t fully trust Du Qiu. Is the real killer lurking elsewhere? Is there a hidden conspiracy behind the murder?
    d. Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman

    d. Christopher Landon
    Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine

    d. Zack Snyder
    Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot,
      Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane,
      Connie Nielsen, J.K. Simmons, Ciaran Hinds, Amber Heard, Joe Morton


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Elaine Lok
Eric Tsang
Alex Man
Shirley Cheung, Liu Chia-chang
The funeral parlor lobby board has no information 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heung
JoJo Cho
Sun Ying, Liu Shikun
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Tsang
Tung Chee-Hwa
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Sir Run Run Shaw's widow, "Aunt Six" Mona Fong Yat Wa passed away on the 22nd at age 83. Yesterday a viewing was held at the Hong Kong Funeral Parlor and the funeral today. In Fong Yat Wa's low key manner in life, he funeral would only family and those closest to her to bid farewell. The funeral parlor lobby also did not have any information on Fong Yat Wa's funeral to keep security strict. The funeral reportedly would be Buddhist.

Supposedly Fong Yat Wa's hall was on the first floor. Outside the door were two pots of white flowers and the glass doors were covered with white cloth. Outsider the parlor metal gates were erected for a media area. All workers kept their lips seal about the funeral and stated that they had no information on hand. Around 3 PM yesterday many media members were present to cover the event. The security was obviously heavier as the Vice Chairperson of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Tung Chee Hwa and former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam Kuen came to pay their respect. Many guests who attended were officials, businessmen, celebrities, friends and employees.

TVB executive director and group CEO Lee Bo On greeted guests at the door. Tung Chee Hwa arrived with many guards and stayed for about 15 minutes. Lee Bo On walked him out. Later Mr. and Mrs. Tsang Yam Kuen arrived and after Lee Bo On greeted them they rushed into the hall.

Arriving earlier were Pamela Peck Wan Kam and Paul Tse Wai Chun. They left holding hands after an hour. Peck Wan Kam cried as she left and needed Tse Wai Chun's help. Soon, TVB assistant general manager Yuen Chi Wai arrived. Then former TVB CEO Norman Leung Nai Pang, TVB president Chan Kwok Keung and TVB assistant general manager Elaine Lok Yi Ling and Eric Tsang Chi Wai appeared together. Then Executive Council member Lee Kwok Cheung, Stanley Ho Hung Sun's fourth wife Angela Leong On Kei, Liu Chia-Chang, JoJo Cho Chung, Crucindo Hung Cho Sing, Liu Shikun and Sun Ying, Alex Man Chi Leung, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heung Wa Keung, Shirley Cheung Yuk Shan and others followed.

When Leong On Ka arrived she stopped for an interview and said, "We have known each other for a long time. Ms. Fong represented Mr. Shaw and TVB. When you think of TVB you would think of her. When I came to Hong Kong I already knew Ms. Fong. At the time she was already Mrs. Shaw." Speaking of memories of Ms. Fong, she praised how gracious she was. She has not treated Fong to meal ever, as Fong would always pay. She thought Ms. Fong was great, very generous and well worth everyone's respect.

Tsang Chi Wai after two hours at the hall came out for media interview. He revealed that Ms. Fong's funeral ceremony would be Buddhist and praised her for her great contribution to film. "We have known each other for decades. I really appreciate her care for colleagues. Ms. Fong loved film and television, she also were very concerned about her employees. She was very detail oriented, whether it was a blade of grass, whether the bathroom was clean, even the canteen had to be the best. She put all of her time on this business, from the Shaw to the TVB era she followed Sir Run Run Shaw. After Uncle Six passed she remained faithful to these principles. She has always been supportive of this business. As a junior colleague, employee, co-worker I really have to thank her and respect her."

Chi Wai said with admiration, "She was always supporting us to make more movies. Although many lost money she was still supportive. She never gave up on us." Chi Wai quoted Ms. Fong, "I know you didn't intend on losing all of Ms. Fong's money. Don't worry, don't be nervous, just keep shooting. We can make it back." Thus Chi Wai was very grateful for this good boss. "Shaw and TVB were like giant wheels, able to have many employees. They are very attentive and care about their hires." As for how he felt, he sorrowfully said, "As an employee of course I am not happy. Ms. Fong and I were boss and employee, friends, earlier I already knew that she wasn't feeling well. I hope that she would recover soon and able to appear at the TVB anniversary. In the end she didn't. I am very heartbroken, I can only do my part. Now I am focused on Ms. Fong's memorial event on December 12nd. The film industry and organizations are already in discussion. I hope that even more people would participate and bid a fond farewell to Ms. Fong."


Chrissie Chau, Fire Lee, Stephy Tang
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Chrissie Chau and Stephy Tang do not like to argue
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Stephy Tang Lai Yun, Chrissie Chau Sau Na and others yesterday promoted their new film HUSBAND KILLER (NUI JI FOOK SAU) on the radio. The film was about wife and mistress problems. Stephy and Sister Na both would immediately take care of any relationship problem whenever they would run into one and would not drag their feet. Stephy said that she did not like to argue and would only talk sense into her other half. Sometimes silence would be a woman's strongest assault weapon. Often she would still be upset and did not want to talk. Actually sometimes when the other half would ease it with a little hug and kiss. If he did not do anything like that she would stay mad until he got it. However very often he would not be able to guess it. Sister Na agreed, "When you a are upset, you can't talk about anything. Otherwise as soon as you do you would explode. I don't like to argue either, the result wouldn't be good."

When they discovered that their other half was cheating they began to fight directly. Stephy said, "If you have problem you have to directly talk about it, you can't drag it out. The longer you drag on the problem grows. When I run into situations like these I would cut the cord right away." Sister Na would resolve the problem in the same way. "I wouldn't hold it in or drag it out, otherwise I would lose face. I would owe myself for treating him faithfully before." Co-star Gaile Lok was stuck in Bali and had to leave through a detour. They had no idea but knew that Gaile would attend the premiere next Tuesday.

In addition, earlier Stephy's mother reportedly wanted to force Stephy to cut ties with her Taiwan volleyball coach friend. Stephy was surprised. "I didn't know about such a reporter. We have always been friends and stayed in touch. Most recently when her volleyball team's documentary was released, my friends and I went to the premiere. Mommy knows we are friends. I know everyone is drawing a lot of conclusions. I already deliberately not interact with her too much or post photos online to avoid further speculation. However I don't need to avoid being friends with her."


Sandra Ng
Alex Fong Chung Shun has zits on his head from balding cap
Francis Ng has to carry a female ghost and run several times due to bad takes
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The Sandra Ng Kwan Yu directing debut GOLDBUSTER (YIU LING LING) will welcome 2018. She directed and starred with Alex Fong Chung Shun and Francis Ng Chun Yu; they supported Kwan Yu's new film and worked on the film for 40 nights. Fong Chung Shun even wore a balding cap for the film and got zits from the heat for the comedic effect. Kwan Yu gave special thanks to the two "brothers".

Chun Yu said that this shoot was a physical challenge. In one scene he had to run while carrying a female ghost and had several bad takes. Fong Chung Shun asked for the balding look and the chest hair. Everyday he had to spend half a hour in makeup for the shoot.


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The film MANHUNT has already officially opened. Earlier Director John Woo (Ng Yu Sum) and Ha Ji-Won at the Taipei premiere teamed up for a dove magic trick and received raves. Actually Ha Ji-Won was super afraid of doves but in order to perfectly bring the exciting moment to the premiere she over came her anxiousness and seriously rehearsed with the director. With a knack for drawing she smoothly completed the mission. Instead Director Ng Yu Sum who had no problem with adjustments to big scenes joked, "Wow...this scene really is a little difficult!"

During practice, Ha Ji-Won saw the "dove" and said "cute". Her fear inside was immediately reduced. In addition she had a knack for drawing. Even when she was afraid she was still able to draw a beautiful dove. However when director Ng Yu Sum pulled out the dove, Ha Ji-Won who was afraid of nothing during he shoot was still a little nervous. She took small steps away from the dove. The director in order to perfectly pull out the dove also practiced many times, which made him joke, "This scene really is a little difficult!" The director also observed Ha Ji-Won's fear of doves. He said, "If I knew before that she was a little afraid, I should have arranged for her to perform with doves in MANHUNT. The result definitely would have been great."

Tuesday, November 28, 2017


For the week starting November 25 2017

  Can : Fung
  Bibi Zhou Bichen

  Can : Dan Lik Jup Jeuk
  JJ Lin (Lam Chun Kit)

  Lay Zhang Yixing (Cheung Ngai Hing)

  Can : Seung Si Wu Boon
  FS (Fuying & Sam)

  Can : Gor Yiu
  Li Ronghao

  Can : Oi Yu Hung Hei
  Weibird Wei (Wai Lai On)

  Can : Fai Lok Yi Chi Yung Yau
  Eric Chou (Chow Hing Jik)

 8 502
  Fiona Sit Hoi Kei

  Can : Ching Chun Ju Liu Shui
  Rainie Yang (Yeung Sing Lam)

  Can : Ngor But Si Sun
  A-Bin Fang (Fong Man Bun)

 5 I DO
  Karen Mok Man Wai

  Can : Gum Tin Yu, Hor Si Ngor Moon Joi Yut Hei
  Chris Lee Yuchun

  Can : Mei Dan Sun

  Can : Si But Si Wan Siu Liu Sup Mor
  Michael Kong (Kwong Leung)

 1 A. I. LOVE
  Can : A. I. Oi
  Wang Leehom (Wong Lik Won)


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Louis Koo Tin Lok last night host a Christmas lighting ceremony in Festival Walk. Goo Jai performed magic tricks to surprise everyone and made some traditional Christmas wreath.

Earlier Goo Jai injured his right eye during a film shoot and needed eight stitches. He said that the stitches have been removed, but when he just got on stage the strong light made his eye very uncomfortable. Although he has recovered, Goo Jai said that he would have an appointment every month for half a year. As for his back, Goo Jai said that he had three or four acupuncture treatments and even had a fight scenes in between. He said, "When I fight the pain stops, I don't know if it is due to the muscle movement accelerated circulation. (Tough life?) I agree."


Ophelia Macpherson's daugher Ayesha says that her mother lived an exciting life
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Ophelia Macpherson and her daughters at a Leslie Cheung wax figure unveiling
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Leslie Cheung was close to his sister and brother in law
Ophelia Macpherson was still teary eyed when talking about Leslie Cheung on the radio
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The late superstar Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing's sister Ophelia Macpherson Cheung Look Ping passed away last Saturday from lung disease at age 77. Her daughter Ayesha Macpherson Ka Hin yesterday confirmed the news and revealed that her mother passed away on the evening of the 25th at the Hong Kong Hospital and Sanatorium from lung disease. She went very peacefully. A viewing will take place at the Hong Kong Funeral Parlor on December 20th and the funeral the next day.

Cheung Look Ping was the oldest daughter of the family. Although she was 18 years older than her brother Leslie they have always been close. Cheung Look Ping was active in women's causes and was a former Women's Commission member. In 1974 she became the Hong Kong Consumer Council's first chair and the International Women's Forum global vice president. In 1978 she was named one of Hong Kong's Top Ten Outstanding Youth.

She was married twice and had twin daughters Ayesha and Alisha. Cheung's former husband was an university classmate. After marriage she was a secondary school teacher. While Cheung Look Ping was pregnant, her former husband cheated and led to a divorce. Later, after she began working for the government, she married her superior Macpherson and the girls took his name. Elder daughter Ayesha Macpherson is a the wife of former Chinese University president Lawrence Lau Juen-yee.

Cheung Look Ping last year appeared on her friend Che Suk Mui's program and admitted that since Leslie's passing she has not participated in any related memorial event. She not only did not want to be mistaken for stealing the thunder but also because Leslie has always lived in her heart.

Cheung Look Ping kept the clothes photo frame that Leslie gave her after he became a star. In it was her wedding gown photo with the then 8 year old Leslie. She also revealed that when Leslie was 20 something, God mother took his birth date and time for fortune telling. The fortune teller stopped at age 46 and wrote, "That is it so far, more later if permitted." At the time Leslie very anxiously asked her if his life would not pass the fortune, Cheung Look Ping comforted him that his life was so rich, age 46 might be the second half of life. However, Cheung Look Ping has always worried and Leslie finally passed away at age 46. Cheung Look Ping has always regretted the most when Leslie suggested to move to Australia together, but she was unable to leave her job. She kept thinking if she agreed would history be changed.

As for Leslie's recognition of his relationship with Daffy Tong Hok Tak. Cheung Look Ping once said that she felt proud. She and Tong Hok Tak often took care of each other just like family.


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Ronald Cheng is trying to gain weight for a movie role
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Ronald Cheng Chung Kei two nights ago attended a concert and looked much bigger. He explained, "I am gaining weight for a new movie after the Lunar New Year, it's been very tough. I can only gain as much as I can. I have already gained over 20 pounds. I haven't been this fat in my life. Actually I don't have a big appetite. To gain faster I have been using powdered milk, but I have had so much of it I am getting zits even under my arm. It's very embarrassing. The Lunar New Year will be a little better with all the food, I won't need the powdered milk then."


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Philip Keung's "Zhang Jue" has been unveiled
Lam Suet resembles his video game character Dong Zhou very much
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The famous video game based live action film DYNASTY WARRIORS (JUN SAM GOK MO SEUNG) earlier wrapped up production in New Zealand. Director Roy Chow Hin Yeung and producer Christine To Chi Long as long as the cast celebrated with champagne. The cast included Tony Yang, Han Geng, Wang Kai and Justin Cheung Kin Sing. The latest additions Philip Keung Ho Man and Lam Suet played Zhang Jue and Dong Zhuo. Everyone who have seen them praised how convincing hey looked. After 8 months of planning and 5 months of production from the sweltering summer to fall and winter, Director Chow thanked everyone for their hard work. This time he even brought his daughter Gianna Chow Ling Ong. She made all the actors very happy on the set. Everyone was reluctant to leave and had to hug her to bid farewell.

DYNASTY WARRIORS' cast has always caught attention. Aside from Tony Yang, Han Geng and Cheung Kin Sing as Liu, Guan and Zhang, Wang Kai as Cao Cao, Louis Koo Tin Lok as Lu Bu, Ray Lui Leung Wai as Yuan Shao, Carina Lau Ka Ling as the forge castle master. The latest seen was Lam Suet as Dong Zhou, Keung Ho Man as Zhang Jue. Keung Ho Man sad, "This character looks a little like a sorcerer, so the costume is somewhat different from others. In New Zealand even the production pace seems a little more casual. This time I am very happy to work handsome director Chow Hin Yeung and pretty producer To Chi Long. I sense their passion for film. In addition they take very good care of actors." The film also has Law Kar Ying and Eddie Cheung Siu Fai.

Actually director Chow Hin Yeung and producer To Chi Long insisted on using a lot of Hong Kong actors. "This group are all faces everyone is familiar with. Getting them together for a performance really isn't easy. Some actors work together for the first time, but after this production everyone have become friends."

The director said that the New Zealand shoo was an alternative experience for the entire team. "We brought a lot of new generation Hong Kong crew with us so they can learn." They even took a helicopter to a glacier and rode horses on the plains, as they guaranteed a Three Kingdoms world that no one has ever seen.