Thursday, November 28, 2019


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Simon Yam Tat Wa earlier flew to Seoul to promote the December 2nd Korean release of his film LITTLE Q (SIU Q). Brother Wa's past films BULLET IN THE HEAD, SPL and IP MAN all left an impression with the Korean audience. He even starred with Jeon Ji-Hyun and Lee Jung-Jae in THE THIEVES and made a special appearance in the Jung Woo-Sung and Han Hyo-Joo in the Hong Kong film EYE IN THE SKIES (GUNG JUNG) based COLD EYES.

Returning to Seoul to promote LITTLE Q, Brother Wa happily shared with the Korean media the production highlight. He admitted that LITTLE Q was the greatest challenge in his film career. His first portrayal of the vision impaired was full of difficulties. He even set a 48 take record when acting with Little Q. He was very happy to learn that the Korean media and the video on demand viewers were deeply touched. He looked forward to the film being able to introduce more viewers to the difficulties guide dogs and the vision impaired faced. He also urged that no matter what kind of difficulty viewers would face in life, as long as they have love they would be able to overcome it. He was working with a blue clay to revive hand nerves for physical therapy during the interview. He thanked his wife and daughter for being by his side after the surprise attack and filled him with love.

This year would be the 100th anniversary of Korean film. One of Korea's three great film awards, Blue Dragon Film Award, has never invited foreign actors to be its guest presenter. This year for the 40th Blue Dragon Film Award, Brother Wa was invited to present the Best Supporting Actor award with his THE THIEVES co-star Kim Hae-Sook to DEFAULT's Jo Woo-Jin. Brother Wa felt very honored to be the guest presenter. He was able to take the chance to catch up with his co-star Kim Hae-Sook. He even remembered the doenjang jjigae that she made for him. Unfortunately due to the tight schedule he did not have time to meet with director Choi Dong-Hun. Brother Wa has made over 300 films in his career. He said that he truly loved film, thus he never thought about stopping. In addition acting has no end. Now he is working on a screenplay to direct.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

[2019.11.28] FOR SUNDAY NOVEMBER 24 2019

For Sunday November 24 2019
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    d. Todd Phillips
    Joaquin Phoenix, Robert DeNiro, Zazie Beetz,

    d. Justin Dec
    Elizabeth Lail, Jordan Calloway, Talitha Eliana Bateman

    d. Roland Emmerich
    Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart,
      Nick Jonas, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Woody Harrelson

  3 21 BRIDGES
    d. Brian Krik
    Chadwick Boseman, J.K. Simmons, Sienna Miller, Tayler Kitsch,

    d. James Mangold
    Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Caitriona Balfe, Jon Bernthal

  1 FROZEN 2
    d. Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
    Disney Animation
    English Voices: Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel
    Cantonese: Kandy Wong Shan Yee, Jim Yan Chi Hong


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Donnie Yen Chi Tan, Wu Yue, Chris Collins and film company boss Raymond Wong Pak Ming yesterday attended the IP MAN 4: THE FINALE Beijing press conference. As the film reached its fourth installment after ten years, Yen Chi tan said that film series usually would decline in quality by the third film. "However the IP MAN series' previous three films were just as beloved, I believe no one will be disappointed this time." He also said that this was not only the final installment of IP MAN but also his final kung fu film. "After making so many movies, I am almost done with kung fu films. IP MAN 4 will be my last kung fu film. I hope to be able to write a valuable chapter. I will also continue my journey as an actor."

Playing Bruce Lee in the film, Chan Kwok Kwan and Yen Chi Tan played master and disciple. At the press conference a master ceremony was held. He said that during the shoot he completely sensed the "master's" heroics. "As soon as Lord Tan arrives, everyone would quiet down as if the real Master Ip Man has truly arrived."

Tuesday, November 26, 2019


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The Sam Lee Chan Sam produced, Chin Sing Yuen and Chin Kong Han directed comedy DAI DOH YIN will open in the Year of the Rat (2020)! The film starred comedic actors Sam Lee Chan Sam, Lesley Chiang Man Kit, Paul Chun Pui, Cilla Lok Tung, Peter Ho Wa Chiu, Roger Wu Wai Chung and others.

The film was shot in Bangkok, the team also followed the local tradition and launched sky lanterns to wish for good luck and a smooth production; producer Lee Chan Sam led everyone on the sky lantern launch and wish making operation. The actors all wrote wishes inside their sky lanterns and wished for the film to be a big hit and a smooth production. Later the crew took them from Bangkok to Chiang Mai to launch them! This time the most special was inviting Hong Kong Film Award winning Best Actor elder Chun Pui to join the cast. Brother Paul flew from Canada to Bangkok for the production to support his son Chiang Man Kit and to cheer on Lee Chan Sam! He played an important role in the film, and producer Lee Chan Sam even got teary eyed from watching one of the major scenes.

This was Chun Pui and Chiang Man Kei's first Lunar New Year as a father and son team. Despite their relationship they still showed no mercy. Son Chiang Man Kei joked, "The most expensive salary in the entire film is his, haha! This time I can't reveal too much about Brother Paul's character in the film, but he has a very important role and the huge turning point of the entire film. In the film he would speak from the heart to us younger folks. He would move everyone." As the father Brother Paul said, "I am very happy to see my son's continuous improvement, I have always been supportive of him joining the business. Seeing him doing something I don't know how to do like song writing, I am very happy! Many people would ask us if we would talk about work at home, we wouldn't! At dinner at home we would keep the talk casual."


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The Donnie Yen Chi Tan starred, Wilson Yip Wai Shun directed, Raymond Wong Pak Ming produced IP MAN 4: THE FINALE will open for Christmas. From "I want to fight against ten" in the first installment ten years ago to the "round table battle" in the second, to the previous installment's "three minute sparring" with Mike Tyson, the IP MAN series has successfully created kung fu action classic repeatedly. In the final round, under the leadership of action director Yuen Woo Ping this installment added a mix of Tai Chi, Karate, and free style fighting. Yen Chi Tan said, "Action director Yuen Woo Ping belongs to the master class, I am not worried at all about the designs. They definitely will give you some new elements."

Chi Tan this time had to fight Scott Adkins, an English action actor who is twice his size, with not only Ip Man's trademark lightning punches but also headlocks, flying kicks and elbows. Scott excitedly said that he has always seen Chi Tan's action film, thus he agreed as soon as he got the invitation. He said, "The IP MAN series undoubtedly has the best kung fu action films. When I am a part of it, Yen Chi Tan's speed, action, Wing Chun styles completely surprise me." Scott even stated that in one scene, the director told them to trade two shots before Scott would strike back, but in the end Yen Chi Tan's speed was too fast that he instinctively blocked Chi Tan's attack as soon as he began.


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Substance actor Eddie Cheung Siu Fai earlier represented Hong Kong and attended the 2019 China Film Festival. Brother Fai did not disappoint as he won the Most Excellent Film Actor of the Year with GUILT BY DESIGN (CHUI MIN CHOI KUET). Brother Fai said, "Thank you investors, the director and the producer for their trust in me, for giving me such a good character. Thank you committee for my recognition, this is the best commendation. Thank you fans who have always supported me, thank you for your trust in me, I will keep working hard!"

Brother Fai also ran into the gold label screenwriter Ella Chan Bo Wa, Ting Chi Chun, Louis Fan Siu Wong, Raymond Wong Ho Yin, Xiong Xinxin and others. Director Xiong Xinxin was the first to ask him to play a villain in a Mainland actor over a decade ago. They caught up and talked about their past at the reunion and had a lot of fun.

Saturday, November 23, 2019


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Gloria Wong Yung and Aki Chan Yi Man yesterday attended a film press conference. Wong Yung revealed in the film she would make a sexy performance. She also wanted to be a killer. "I am learning martial art, and I have been studying Muay Thai to begin with." She also said that working out has made her drop one or two cup sizes. Next onth she would begin teaching rear and abdominal training and would welcome students of all sexes.

Chan Yi Man said that her costume would be close to a bikini. When asked why she would suddenly transition to be sexy? She said, "Earlier I was more young girl, actually I am OK with being sexy. I am not opposed to it. (Would you accept any last minute raises for nudity?) The plot hasn't gotten that extreme. If necessary I would cautiously consider it, but I am not mentally prepared for it yet."


Chow Yun Fat, Michelle Yim, Catherine Hun, Xiong Xin Xin
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Best Actor Chow Yun Fat often dresses in black to go into town or go hiking. Yesterday at a restaurant he ran into martial art actor "Club Foot" Xiong Xin Xin. Xiong Xin Xin posted a photo with him, Michelle Yim (Mai Suet), Chow Yun Fat and film producer Catherine Hun Ka Chun having street food. Xiong Xin Xin posted, "No need to leave any contact method, no need to deliberately make appointment, when destiny calls we will ultimately meet. After breakfast, we only saw each other when we asked for the bill. We are both outdoors people!"


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Golden Horse Best Actor Chen Yi-Wen (A SUN), Best Actress Yeo Yann Yann (WET SEASON)
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Linda Wong and her sister Wang Jia-Lu accept the Lifetime Achievement Award for their ailing father Jimmy Wang
DETENTION's end credit song THE DAY AFTER RAIN won Best Original Film Song. Composer Lu Luming dedicates the song to the people of Hong Kong
DETENTION's Gingle Wang
Ang Lee presents Best Narrative Feature and Lifetime Achievement Award
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The 56th Golden Horse Awards took place last night in Taipei. Two Hong Kong representatives SUK SUK and MY PRINCE EDWARD (GUM DOH) went home empty handed. Chen Yi-Wen with A SUN won Best Actor. Malaysian actress Yeo Yann Yann with WET SEASON won Best Actress. A SUN also won Best Narrative Feature, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor and Best Editing; with the most nominations DETENTION also won five awards. Malaysian actress Yeo Yann Yann with WET SEASON defeated THE GARDEN OF EVENING MIST favorite Lee Sinjie. Yeo Yann Yann was emotional. "The road of a Singapore and Malaysian actress isn't easy. Every night I want to give up, but when I get up in the morning I decide to keep going anew. I tell my mentor in Heaven that I will keep going." A SUN's Best Actor Chen Yi-Wen received the award from Sylvia Chang (Cheung Ngai Ga). He thanked his wife for taking care of him for 30 years and he will keep working hard. THE TEACHER's Winnie Chang won Best Supporting Actress. She was surprised when her name was nominated and broke down when she accepted her award. "My God, what is happening to me is even more incredible than THE TEACHER. Thank you Husband for letting me do what I love and the pregnancy. Everyone only has to work hard and persist to be able to achieve their dreams."

The 76 year old ONE ARMED SWORDSMAN Jimmy Wang Yu received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Presenter Ang Lee said that Wang Yu has always his been his hero in his heart. Wang Yu was absent due to illness, as her daughters Linda Wong Hing Ping and Wong Jia-Lu accepted the award on his behalf. Wong Hing Ping broke down and said, "Thank you Director Ang Lee and the Golden Horse Award. This award is very important to my Papa, but he is ill and is unable to attend. In the past few years while Papa has been ill, my younger sister who has been taking care of him has the worst of it." Wang Jia-Lu said, "I believe if Papa would stand here today to accept the award he would talk for a very long time, because he has many people he would like to thank. The first one he would thank would be God. Papa has always been the hero in everyone's heart. He does what he says, loyal to his friends and loving and responsible to his family. He now is a strong fighter. 8 months ago he got over the difficulties at the intensive care unit. I know his character, without winning this award he wouldn't quit. Thank you everyone for fulfilling my Papa's wish, you made my Papa's day."

The Best Original Film Song went to DETENTION's end credit song THE DAY AFTER RAIN. Winner Lu Luming near the end of his speech said, "I want to dedicate this song to my friends in Hong Kong, well wishes to all those who persist in their ideals in Hong Kong. I wish you will be able to live peacefully and freely. Only by living on is there hope, only then would people remember these events in the future. I wish sunny days ahead. To freedom, thank you." Lu Luming said backstage, "Because Hong Kong is very close to us, I paid particular attention. Anyone would want the people of Hong Kong to be able to persist, wish that they will be able to maintain their lives. I took the chance to cheer them on."

Wednesday, November 20, 2019


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Carlos Chan Ka Lok, Michelle Wai Sze Nga and Chan Ka Sin were guest presenters at an event. Wai Sze Nga would turn 35 on the 24th. She said to Chan Ka Lok, "I am rich today. Ka Lok has always been ignorant, he probably hasn't thought about what to get me!" Ka Lok said, "I am not ignorant, I just am a tight wad, thrifty!" Sze Nga said that at the event she chose a gift. Ka Lok said that the skin care set was only several hundred and was worth once a year. Instead he has never received any gift from Sze Nga, at most it would be a birthday cake.

Sze Nga said that on her birthday she would celebrate with a colleague, who has the same birthday. As for birthday wish, she said, "Happiness is the most important, and having jobs to work on!" Sze Nga admitted that originally she had three movies that would be in production until early next year, but now they had to halt production. Ka Lok also had two films that delayed production. "This is a good time to improve myself. I can increase my knowledge. Most recently I am studying with an amazing but very expensive teacher Lam Lap Sa. I went with the company's newcomers to an acting class, which really opened my eyes. It turned my past acting methods around and I had to adjust anew!" He also said that Sze Nga was a "jerk". She wanted to observe the class without paying, and waned him to take notes for her.

Speaking of less work, Sze Nga stated that her income has been affected. She just bought a new home and has not finished paying it off. "Luckily I wasn't very daring, I didn't buy a home that I couldn't afford. I can only keep working hard!"