Dayo Wong says that he is only putting away the mic, not retiring
Cheung Tat Ming cheers on director Derek Chiu
Neo Yau and Fish Liew look forward to even more discussions after the film's release
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Dayo Wong Tze Wah recently shut down to prepare for his
final stand up comedy show in July. Reportedly this time he made HK$ 100
million, enough to retire. "God Tze Wah" denied that. He said that he
did not have the guts to imagine and stressed that he never confirmed
"retirement", only "putting away the mic".
Tze Wah two nights ago deliberately "came down the mountain" to
support his friend's film premiere. Aside from cast members Fish Liew Chi
Yu, Lo Chun Yip, other industry insider supporters included Irene Wan Bik
Ha and Cheung Tat Ming. Tze Wah said, "My first few films were (Derek)
Chiu Sung Kei directed, he was the first director in my life. Originally
during this period I wouldn't see anyone, but I deliberately came to show
my support. When he asked me he didn't make much, this time I am not in
it it should be a big hit, haha."
Tze Wah revealed that his stand up comedy would involve sensitive
subjects. He said, "My show is sensitive every time, it would be
sensitive in a variety of areas, like conceptually or various ways. So
I remind everyone that friends under the age of 18 will not be admitted.
Lately coming up with ideas and practicing truly have been very tough."
Reportedly his performance would bring him HK$ 100 million, so he has made
enough to retire. Tze Wah said, "I don't dare to think about it, I haven't
even thought about it. The organizer didn't tell me this price, and I
haven't confirmed retirement. I am only putting away the mic. Maybe Chiu
Sung Kei would ask me to make a movie. (Would you accept sensitive
subject movies?) The most important would be the character and the
script, as I get older I have become more demanding. I need coordination
in every aspect."
Earlier much thinner, two nights ago Tze Wah looked fuller. He
said, "I want to be a little thinner, but I can't control my stomach. I
have always been very gluttonous. The Yu Lok Tin (WAR OF THE GENDERS
character) period was the most normal, my hair was too. I am heading
toward Yu Lok Tin."
Aimee Chan plans to take their 3 children to visit her family in Canada while Moses Chan works
Kathy Yuen's boyfriend Ken Hung attends the premiere with a low profile
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The Kathy Yuen (Tong Yi) starred film WHEN SUN MEETS MOON
(MAU YUT MAU YUET) two nights ago held its premiere. Director Benny Lau
Wai Heng, actors Aimee Chan Yan Mei, Hedwig Tam Sin Yin, Donny Summer (Ha
Siu Sing) attended. Lead actor Daichi Harashima had to return to school
in Japan and was unable to attend, but he sent a video to wish a good
performance for the film. Aimee appeared with her husband Moses Chan Ho.
They admitted that it was a rare chance to be able to leave their
children, but Chan Ho said that when they left their son chased them and
asked, "Where are you going?"
First time lead actress Tong Yi said that she has already seen the
film four times, each time she was moved to tears. Thus she already
brought a lot of tissue with her. The night before she did not dare to
watch it again to avoid appearing with eyes swollen. As for the box
office, Tong Yi was no worried about the box office pressure. She would
also pay out of her own pocket to book a show and treat friends to the
film. Would her boyfriend Ken Hung Cheuk Lap show his support? Tong Yi
said, "Every one of the colleagues at the company would come. (You can
hold your boyfriend and cry when you sit next to him). When I sit with
the director, I can hold the director and cry. Lately with all the
promotions I see the director more than my family." Was Tong Yi afraid
that her boyfriend would be jealous? She said, "Earlier I held Daichi
Harashima and cried. He held me too, he even said that as soon as he held
me he was all stiff. However when I held him I was all stiff too, since
Daichi is young fresh meat."
Chan Yan Mei and her husband Chan Ho attended the premiere
together. They both joked that it was rare opportunity to ditch their
children and spend a date night at the movies. How long has it been since
they had time for just the two of them? Aimee said, "Yes, it's been a
good few months." Chan Ho explained that free time was hard to come by
for them as parents. Two nights ago at the movies they did not dare to
stay out too late, otherwise the next morning when their daughter gets up
they would have to follow soon. Has their son learned to take care of his
sister yet? Chan Ho said, "The older son is still too little, I am looking
forward to him to be able to take care of himself first. Then it would be
much more comfortable. When we were leaving our son asked us, 'Where are
you going, can I come?' However I told him the movie was not suitable for
children. They might not understand the ones about love."
Aimee also said that their children have never seen her act
because at home they rarely turned on the television. Mainly they would
show some educational cartoon for them. When they would be grown then
they would be able to relive their parents' performance. As for the
summer, Chan Ho said that he would have a new series to work on. His
wife would take the children to Canada for a month and see the
Vincy Chan (Wing Yi) who came to support Tong Yi did not know how
tear jerking the movie would be. Luckily she had a lot of tissues on
her normally. She said, "I am a crybaby, I would cry even from cartoons.
Earlier when I watched BEAUTY AND THE BEAST as soon as I heard the music
I already wanted to cry. Maybe watching a fairy tale made me feel time
spares no one." Would her boyfriend go with her? Wing Yi said, "He
didn't come. Normally he would make fun of me for crying over the
smallest thing. He wouldn't watch cartoon with me." Reporters joked that
Wing Yi and her boyfriend love to watch romantic action film. She said,
"We would save those to watch at home, but I can't watch it with him. I
would feel embarrassed, like 50 SHADES OF GRAY I watched it before he
10 THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
d. Yorgos Lanthimos
Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman
9 INCIDENTS IN A GHOST LAND
d. Pascal Laugier
Crystal Reed, Mylene Farmer, Anastasia Phillips,
Emilia Jones, Taylor Hickson
8 I CAN ONLY IMAGINE
d. Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin
J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Trace Adkins, Priscilla Shirer,
Cloris Leachman, Dennis Quaid
7 A QUIET PLACE
d. John Krasinski
Emily Blunt, John Krasinski
6 THE CRIMES THAT BIND
Can : Dong Kei Toh Lok Mok Si
Lit : When the Curtain Falls on Prayers
d. Katsuo Fukuzawa
Hiroshi Abe, Nanako Matsushima, Junpei Mizobata
Rating : IIA
Length : 119 mins.
Opening May 24 2018
Trailer : https://youtu.be/6mBWXtyS6Go
[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
A woman is found strangled to death in an apartment in Tokyo's Katsushika Ward. The victim is Michiko Oshitani, a resident of Shiga Prefecture who worked for a home cleaning company. What's more, the occupant of the apartment where the murder took place, Mutsuo Koshikawa, has gone missing. Matsumiya and his fellow detectives of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police’s Investigation Section 1 begin investigating, but hit a brick wall when they fail to find any links between Oshitani and Koshikawa. Why was Oshitani, who lived in Shiga, killed in Tokyo?
Eventually, the detectives’ inquiries lead them to a theater director named Hiromi Asai. They learn that Oshitani came to Tokyo to visit her former classmate Asai, but again come up with nothing when searching for connections between Asai and Koshikawa, and their investigation grinds to a halt.
Matsumiya has a hunch that a charred corpse found nearby the murder scene may have some relevance to the case, and subsequently discovers an item among the victim’s belongings with the names of Nihonbashi’s 12 bridges written on it. When Kyoichiro Kaga learns of this, he is deeply shaken. It is somehow connected to his mother, who died alone...
5 DESTINY: THE TALE OF KAMAKURA
d. Takashi Yamazaki
Masato Sakai, Mitsuki Takahata
Rating : IIA
Length : 129 mins.
Opening May 10 2018
Trailer : https://youtu.be/A-3cBLiID5A
[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
When young Akiko marries mystery author Masakazu Isshiki and moves in with him in Kamakura, her way of life becomes a constant source of amazement. A simple stroll through the streets brings her into contact with supernatural creatures such as spirits, goblins, ghosts, and not-grim-at-all reapers. As Akiko learns very quickly, Kamakura is a place where humans and non-humans live side-by-side in harmony. One morning, Masakazu awakes to find that Akiko has disappeared. The only trace of her is a loving letter to her husband... It seems that Akiko has met an unfortunate accident, died, and departed for the netherworld. Upon losing his wife, Masakazu realizes for the first time how much he loves her. To bring Akiko back to life, he decides to journey to the netherworld himself. What awaits Masakazu there are the supernatural creatures who took away his wife, and someone else he recognizes... At last, the destiny of the desperate Isshikis will reveal itself.
d. Kay Cannon
Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, John Cena,
Kathryn Newton, Gideon Aldon, Geraldine Viswanathan
3 SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY
d. Ron Howard
Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover,
Thandie Newton, Paul Bettany
2 AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
d. Anthony and Joe Russo
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans
Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland,
Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie,
Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista,
Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt,
Benedict Wong, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff
1 DEADPOOL 2
d. David Leitch
Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison
Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hillebrand, Jack Kesy,
Julian Cheung forgets to put the ring on Myolie Wu's left or right hand
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Julian Cheung Chi Lam and Myolie Wu Hung Yi yesterday
worked on a marriage proposal scene for their film DEATH NOTIFY (SEI MONG
TUNG JI DAN UM HAK JEH: SAU BO KUK SEUNG HUNG WUI). They recalled their
own actual proposals. Chilam said that men's knees were golden and when
he proposed to his wife Anita Yuen Wing Yi he did not kneel; Hung Yi
regretted that when her husband proposed, she told him to get up too
soon since it was only once in a lifetime. Chilam chimed in, "As long as
no one messes up!" Chilam also said that when he proposed he also gave a
pair of earrings, but now he felt dumb because so far he still has not
seen his wife with them on.
Cheung Chi Lam and Wu Hung Yi during a photo opportunity played
their proposal scene again, but Chilam refused to kneel. He was obviously
clueless about which finger the ring would go. Although it was just a
film shoot, Hung Yi's diamond ring was eye catching. Chilam boasted, "I
am very sincere, the diamond ring is legit -- over 2 karats big. (Did
boss Stephen Shiu Jr. loan it from his personal stash?) Product
placement, the sponsor provided it. After the shoot it might be given to
Hung Yi." Hung Yi chimed in, "I would like it to be."
Why did Chilam not kneel to propose? He said, "Kneeling or not
it's not important, the most important is size. When I saw it I jumped,
how could it be so huge." Chilam talked about when he proposed to Yuen
Wing Yi. "At the time we were in Singapore. I pretended to be amazing
and told Len Len in the hotel room I had a gift for her. She thought it
was a ring, when she learned they were earrings she was a little
disappointing. I said, "There's more'. Now I feel dumb, why did I get
an extra pair of earrings? So far I still haven't seen her with them on.
(Did you kneel to propose?) No, men's knees are golden, but I already
gave her an extra pair of earrings to her. (Because Len Len agreed
immediately you didn't need to kneel?) We were in love, without too
many mumbo jumbo."
Hung Yi revealed, "When he proposed, my husband of course knelt,
but he didn't kneel too long. My natural response was to tell him to get
back up after several second. I regret very much that I should have told
him to kneel longer so I can properly remember this moment. It may be
once in a lifetime." Chilam joked, "The next time he kneels would
probably for messing up, I hope it's once in a lifetime. So my knees
are golden, I would never kneel. As long as I don't mess up I am fine."
Her friend Mandy Wong Chi Man was rumored to wed this year and
now is choosing a date. Would Hung Yi sponsor the wedding gown and
help with the date, Hung Yi's lips were sealed. "You have to ask her."
Chilam joked, "Are you kidding? You can't even talk about it a little?"
Hung Yi said, "The sooner the better, she has to check her schedule."
Chilam kept going. "Something is up, that means the date is set?" Hung
Yi ignored him and joked that she had to keep it a mystery.
"Yu Fa" Lee Kin Yan and "Sugar Cone Fai" Cheng Man Fai's
new film WONG GOK LO PAU CHONG DONG BUK (MONGKOK OLD GUNS IN THE
NORTHEAST) two nights ago held a charity premiere. Lee Kin Yan said that
in the film he would have a family scene that he has never played in his
career before. "I have been working in the Mainland for 15 years and made
many different films. Some have already departed from cross dressing, I
have even played an emperor and a hero. This time I would dress as a
woman still, I would be abused then I would rise." He said that the film
had a Hong Kong and Northeast crossover element, with the Northeast
dialect and "HK Putonghua" it would be pretty funny. "I originally
didn't know how to speak Putonghua, while working in the Mainland I
learned slowly. Now others understand what I am saying; instead Sugar
Cone Fai's Putonghua, no one understands too well. Luckily his body
language is decent." Also a writer, Cheng Man Fai revealed that he gave
his on screen first kiss to Mainland actress Xi Meili. It was her first
time too. Lee Kin Yam was envious. "He told me sorry, next time he would
arrange it for me."
Speaking of Stephen Chow Sing Chi's current MERMAID 2 production,
would they take part? Lee Kin Yan said that he was busy with a series in
Hengdian then a detective film with Cheng Man Fai. He might not have
room on his schedule. "He raised us. Because of his movies so many in
the Mainland like us. Now we have the chance to play the leads. I am
grateful from the heart for all his help along the way, without him we
wouldn't be here. I really hope to have a chance to work with him again."
Kathy Yuen says that she only has Daichi Harashima in her heart. What would Ken Hung do?
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Kathy Yuen (Tong Yi) yesterday promoted her film WHEN SUN
MEETS MOON (MAU YUT MAU YUET) on the radio. For her first lead role, she
said that as the release grew closer she got more nervous. For days she
has not been able to sleep due to stress. She said that lately she
attended 50 advanced screening audience appreciation events, the response
has been great and thus she got a shot of confidence. How has her
boyfriend Ken Hung Cheuk Lap reacted? Tong Yi said, "Now in my heart is
only Daichi Harashima, but he left me and returned to Japan for classes.
He left me alone to promote and attend the premiere, I seem to be missing
half of my body. I hope the film would perform well and he would come to
Hong Kong to celebrate."
Tong Yi once promised to skinny dip to celebrate a good box office
performance. "The director, Daichi Harashima and I would skinny dip
separately. I feel I can swim, at sea no one could see anything. However
I believe no one would want to anyway, my figure isn't good enough. I
would leave the skinny dip to the guys. I would try to cook for the
Francis Ng Chun Yu in the crime film opened on June 21st,
THE LEAKERS (SIT MUK JEH MOON), played a tough Hong Kong cop. With the
Malaysian policeman Julian Cheung Chi Lam he investigates a shocking
conspiracy behind a pandemic. This time Chun Yu's performance was rather
on the spot. His character was both brave and smart. Without any regard
for his own safety, he was a mad man who only knew to squeeze himself dry
and use every trick in the book to investigate a case nonstop, day and
night. Thus he looked sloppy in the film. For his character he even
grew out his hair and dyed it blond. He even got himself fat for a pot
Chun Yu said, "I deliberately messed up my hair and gained
weight. I don't know how fat I got, I just wanted to have some belly.
That way I would match the character even more. In the film Siu Wan
(Halina Tam) and I are a couple. This time she isn't selling fish balls,
she is a police officer. She is very sharp, unchanged despite the years.
She still looks the same." In the film Chun Yu only had his mind on
finding the mastermind and the leakers' identities. He was too busy to
go home, which became the trigger for end of his marriage with his wife.
Chun Yu's performance of how tough a divorced cop could be was completely
Charlene Choi already celebrated her boyfriend's birthday with him
Wong Yau Nam, Michelle Wai, Tsui Tin Yau
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Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin, Michelle Wai Sze Nga, Tsui Tin
Yau and Wong Yau Nam yesterday attended the film JOI GEIN UFO (SEE YOU
UFO)'s production start ceremony outside the Space Museum in Tsim Sha
Tsui. Ah Sa's cohort Gillian Chung Yun Tung earlier wed the "medical
world god" Michael Lai in the U.S. Ah Sa not only congratulated them
but also received the bouquet from Ah Gil directly. However she said that
she would let marriage take its natural course. She even revealed that
back then she and Ah Gil wanted to go to Bermuda together. She believed
that now Mrs. Lai would make that happen and would not leave her behind.
Earlier going to Los Angeles to attend Ah Gil's wedding party, Ah
Sa revealed that after returning to Hong Kong she immediately began work
on the film. Although the jet lag has been severe, yesterday she worked
on the scene in which she bombed her job interview at the Space Museum.
Thus she could be out of it and did not need to be too alert.
Ah Sa said that when she was little she loved to go to the
Space Museum shows, but she has not been back in over a decade. This time
the story revolved around UFO. She, Tin Yau and Yau Nam saw an UFO but no
one believed them. Ah Sa said, "Ha Siu Sing (Donny Summer) always talks
about UFO. I believe in the existence of UFO. I want to see it, I
wouldn't be afraid. I really like to see stuff that is related to
history, like the Pyramid, the Colosseum and Machu Picchu, Peru,. However
I haven't been to Egypt. Earlier Ah Gil and I wanted to go to Bermuda
together." Ah Gil now had to keep her husband company, so she probably
would not be able to go with her? Ah Sa said that Ah Gil was not like
that. Reporters suggested for her to go there for her honeymoon. She
said, "I will worry about it then!" Ah Sa also said that everyone thought
that from all the movies she had to make this, she must be very hard
working. Actually she wanted to finish them sooner so she could relax
more in the second half of the year.
Ah Gil handed her the bouquet at the wedding party. Did she
want her to wed soon? Ah Sa said that it was just for good luck, she
would let it take its natural course. She also said that looking back
she felt strange, because Joey Yung Cho Yi was holding her from behind
while Yumiko Cheng Hei Yi stared at her from afar like she was being
held captive. The process was truly very touching. She also revealed
that Ah Gil was still in the U.S. In order to attend Ah Gil's wedding
party, Ah Sa was unable to celebrate her boyfriend's birthday with him.
How would she make it up to him? She revealed that she would have dinner
with him. She already gave him a present. She boasted, "We get it."
Tin Yau and Yau Nam said that 16 years after SUMMER BREEZE OF
LOVE (JEH GOR HA TIN YAU YI SING), they worked with Ah Sa again on a
film. In it they played friends. Tin Yau said that in the film he and
Sze Nga would have a romance. He thought that there would be no
intimate scene. Since the film was about 80's nostalgia he thought it
would be a little more innocent. Later the director told him that there
would be a passionate scene. Sze Nga said that at first she thought that
it would only be a kiss, but the director told her it would be "a little
more". With her experience, that meant that there would be a lot of
room for imagination. The few words in the script meant the more extreme
it would be. Tin Yau joked, "The director even asked me if I asked a
trainer to work out, like I would have to take off my clothes at any
Yau Nam revealed that he had to lose weight for his ailing
character. The director that he could drop back to his GALLANTS (DA LUI
TOI)'s 115 pounds, but that would be impossible. He said, "To lose weight
I haven't eaten in two days, I just had black coffee. I had 3 or 4 cups
a day. Now there is 'out not in'. I had stomach pain." Tin Yau also felt
bad for Yau Nam. "I thought I was bad with just broccoli, he didn't get
to eat at all. If I had to return to how thin I was when I started, I
thought I would need computer graphics!"
In a strap dress, Sze Nga said that she felt tough seeing the
blazing sun outside. Luckily most of her scenes would be shot at night.
The anti corruption action film THE L STORM (L FUNG BO)
has been scheduled for an August 23rd release in Hong Kong. Yesterday the
film held a Shanghai press conference. Director David Lam Tak Luk along
with actors Louis Koo Tin Lok, Julian Cheung Chi Lam, Kevin Cheng Ka Wing
and Feng Lei attended.
Director Lam Tak Lun revealed that this time the film not only
continued the spirit of its predecessors but with major upgrades. The
case scale, anti corruption team, action scenes would break through the
past. The film would have bright spots galore, including sea, land and
air pursuits, major explosion and action scenes.
Goo Jai, Chilam, Ka Wing and Feng Lei displayed their "eye
abilities" and interpreted various highly different looks. Goo Jai and
Chilam had to stare at each other viciously and hopefully, which were
rather awkward for them but great for the audience! Chilam even revealed
Goo Jai's secret of staying young, when on the set he would not eat from
morning to afternoon. He would not eat until night. Goo Jai stated
that he has kept this habit for years. He would finish work at night,
eat then sleep.
The press conference even directly turned into an "anti
corruption event". The organizers "in the name of the people" presented
anti corruption awards to the actors. Goo Jai was praised as "anti
corruption role model", from the first to third film Goo Jai's Luk Chi Lim
has been dutiful and faithful to his anti corruption profession. This
time in the anti corruption process, Goo Jai even personally performed
various dangerous stunts; Chilam was called "anti corruption disguise
master. In the film he turned Filipino for an investigation and even
spoke Tagalog; Ka Wing as the L team investigation supervisor relentlessly
went after Goo Jai. He not only targeted Goo Jai but also performed an
exciting "boat scene". Thus he was dubbed the "anti corruption gatekeeper".
Due to how close "boat" and "bed" sound in Putonghua, Ka Wing while
talking about the fight scene with Goo Jai on the boat said "bed" scene
and the audience could not stop laughing.
Kathy Yuen (Tong Yi), Daichi Harashima and director Benny
Lau Wai Heng yesterday attended an audience appreciation event for their
film WHEN SUN MEETS MOON (MAU YUT MAU YUET). Aside from interacting with
the audience, Daichi Harashima also gave protection charms that he brought
from Japan to give to the audience.
Tong Yi said that the film will not open until the end of the
month, but lately every week advanced screenings were held. She had
confidence in the film because at each advanced screening the audience
response was rather positive. Many friends said that they would book
shows to watch. Would she ask boyfriend Ken Hung Cheuk Lap to dig into
his wallet and book a show? She said, "I am the lead actress, of course I
will be booking the show. I have already treated many friends to watch
the film." She continued that her boyfriend has already seen the advanced
screening and felt that in the film she was a kid but actually had a gentle
and cute side that he has not seen normally. However her boyfriend did
not ask her to turn gentle and she too felt that being herself would be
the best. In the film she played a student. Has his boyfriend asked her
to wear school uniform more at home? Tong Yi said, "No need, I wore it
so much in the movie. Everyone likes my femininity more."