Tuesday, June 30, 2020

[2020.07.01] NOTICE

The offices of Top Ten Central will be closed in memory of democracy in Hong Kong on July 1 2020.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your understanding.  

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Monday, June 29, 2020


The Kiwi Chow directed film BEYOND THE DREAM held its premiere last night.  His fellow TEN YEARS directors (left: Wong Fei Pang, Zune Kwok, producer Choi Lim Ming, Kiwi Chow, Ng Ka Leung and Jevons Au) show their support.  

Terrence Lau and Cecilia Choi
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One of the film TEN YEAR's directors Kiwi Chow Koon Wai attended the premiere of his new film BEYOND THE DREAM (WAN OI) last night. Aside from leads Terrance Lau Chun Him and Cecilia Choi Sze Wan's appearance as a couple, the other 4 directors of TEN YEARS Zune Kwok Chun, Wong Fei Pang, Jevons Au Man Kit and Ng Ka Leung showed their support as well.

Chow Koon Wai said that the TEN YEARS team have not gotten together for a very long time. Over the past 5 years they were working hard in different places. "I am very touched that everyone came to support me. I hope in the future we will work together again and continue to toil in the film industry." Speaking of the Hong Kong Region National Security Law, Chow Koon Wai lamented, "I don't know, like many front line brethren say, we have to cherish each and every time we see each other because it may be the last time. It seems very sad, but I would rather cherish every moment of seeing each other. I don't hope to be occupied by fear. I hope that we correctly choose to control the future." Producer Choi Lim Ming also believed that everyone would get together again and work together, continuing to demonstrate the power of film. Was he worried that the legislation would affect creativity after becoming a law? Chow Koon Wai said, "The environment is beyond our control, affecting our creativity is only our hearts. We won't forget our original intent!"

Lau Chun Him and Choi Sze Wan was no worried that their stardom would be affected due to making a film by TEN YEARS' director. Because BEYOND THE DREAM was a romance, the subjects had nothing to do with each other at all. They with the film won the Hong Kong Film Critic Society Best Actor and Best Actress. Lau Chun Him said that the offers have not increased as a result of it because many films have not resumed production. Choi Sze Wan said that Mommy saw that she has made some achievement and was much more at ease. They would not reject making money as a couple. He suggested that they could play rivals or work together on a comedy. "Actually privately she is very funny, she likes to run around, jump around and can't sit still."


At age 17 Constance Cheng got into the business with a TVB new star competition, then transitioned to the film industry and made category III films

(left) With Tony Leung Chiu Wai in the series HAP HAK HANG
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Constance Cheng was once known as the "Michelle Reis clone"
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90's erotic star Constance Cheng Yim Lai recently revealed that she had bulimia as her weight dropped under 100 pounds. She fainted twice in less than two weeks and was once sent to the ICU. She posted on social media, "Let me explain my condition to everyone. I have an eating disorder. It's not the eating disorder of disliking eating but the eating disorder to reject food from the body. My body had no nutrient and had no way to absorb nutrient because I would vomit whatever I ate. Why did it get so severe that I was admitted to the ICU? The potassium level was super low in body, just 1 when a normal person should have 4 to 6. Why would I tell everyone about this? In case I am no longer around, my friends and fans would know about my condition and not from reading whatever the newspapers make up. Then I would be at peace!"

Cheng Yim Lai also posted many photos from the hospital, saying that earlier she has been transferred to a regular room. Her friend Cheung Jing visited her and brought her a lot of stuff. She also treated her to Hainan chicken and rice that was very delicious. She did a CT scan before but the report was not out yet. She also had to wait for a endocrine specialist to see her. The doctor said that she would not be released before her potassium index returned to normal, but she did not want to have any more blood drawn. The needle marks that the process left were bruised, swollen and itchy.

Sunday, June 28, 2020


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As the pandemic eased, cinephiles returned to the cinemas anew. The Carlos Chan Ka Lok and Kathy Yuen (Tong Yee) starred Emperor Motion Picture LEGALLY DECLARED DEAD (SEI YUN MO HOR YI) was recently released. The response was better than expected. Since opening last Thursday it has made over HK$ 2.7 million at the box office. The cast and the crew would not be more excited. Ka Lok said, "I know that cinemas still had to isolate seats and many had discounts to attract customers. In other words, actually our movie should already have HK$ 4 million at the box office. It is a very encouraging number." He admitted that despite how weak the economy was, his friends still bought tickets instead of using coupons to show their support. He was rather moved.

Tong Yee also responded, "I truly was very happy to hear this news. Actually it's not just me, even when my Mommy went for tea she heard the neighbors talked about this movie. Originally she didn't watch suspense horror films, now she says that she wants to support me at the movies. I told her, 'That's right, you go and see how people torture your daughter.'"

Saturday, June 27, 2020


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Cecilia Choi Sze Wan and Terrance Lau Chun Him due to the film BEYOND THE DREAM (WAN OI) fell in low. They talked about each other's positive points on Hong Kong Open Television. Choi Sze Wan mentioned that top three qualities of popular men were like to exercise, smart and humorous. Her boyfriend Lau Chun Him had all three. Lau Chun Him also praised girlfriend Choi Sze Wan as very kind, which was the positive point that attracted him the most.

They also had great chemistry. When asked whether they would value sense of security or fun more on dates. They both chose sense of security. Lau Chun Him said, "A sense of security is very important to an enduring relationship!" Choi Sze Wan agreed, "Because after dating awhile, naturally the other half would not feel as fresh. Thus fun isn't the most important in a relationship!" Speaking of falling in love in the film and in life, they both said that they never expected to.


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After dragging on for a few months, G STORM finally wraps up production
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The David Lam Tak Luk directed, Louis Koo Tin Lok, Julian Cheung Chi Lam, Kevin Cheng Ka Wing, Bosco Wong Chung Chak and Jessica Hester Hsuan (Suen Huen) starred film G STORM (G FUNG BO) wrapped up production earlier. The team posted photos from the wrap on the official page. Lam Tak Luk, Koo Tin Lok and Janelle Sing (Anika Xia Yan) opened bottles of champagne to celebrate and thank the crew for their effort. G STORM originally needed to shoot two major scenes after the Lunar New year, including an international conference and large scale gun battle overseas in Southeast Asia, but due to the pandemic the production had to remain in Hong Kong. The production only wrapped up successfully recently.


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Chloe So is used to playing sweet but is just as good with a sporty look
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Alex Fong Lik Sun
Pakho Chau has always loved basketball, his shooting skill is not bad
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Alex Fong Lik Sun, Pakho Chau, Hubert Wu Hung Kwan, Jay Fung Won Him and Chloe So Ho Yi yesterday attended a basketball game in Kowloon Bay. Avid swimmer Siu Fong was not as great at basketball, but he once formed a team with Louis Cheung Kai Chung and others for ten years and competed at many schools. His swimming school will open again in July, but due to the pandemic he suffered severe losses. He could only apply for government financial assistance and loan.

Siu Fong said that due to the pandemic his workload since January has been very light and he could count his jobs in two hands. Recently he was very happy to be able to take part in the pandemic relief film JUNG SI YAU OI JOI GAK LEI (THERE'S ALWAYS LOVE IN QUARANTINE), but he revealed that he was aching all over from the shoot. "Chin Kar Lok arranged for some stunts for me. I shot for three days, one day was the dramatic scenes and two days the action scenes. After the shoot I was in pain for three days, but I was very happy to have scenes with (Louis) Koo Tin Lok."

As for rumors that former girlfriend Stephy Tang Lai Yun and boyfriend Prince Chiu's relationship has faded and he rekindled the flame with her, Siu Fong denied it. "I am really not nosy. I don't know why such news would come out, making something out of nothing. Maybe someone has a new movie out. (You pay a lot of attention to Stephy.) Although I have a lot of identities, my real identity is a entertainment person." He stated that he has seen Stephy's new film because he was a Hong Kong Film Award voter. Did they have any contact? He said that they had very little contact, stressing that he did not know about her relationship. Did he meet any girl with so much time during the pandemic? He complained, "No, I am very disappointed!"

Thursday, June 25, 2020


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The Steve Yuen Kim Wai directed film LEGALLY DECLARED DEAD (SEI YUN MO HOR YI) yesterday opened. With the earlier advanced screenings, the opening day cumulative box office rapidly passed the HK$ 1 million mark and injected a shot of confidence into Hong Kong film. Over the first four days of the opening, the director and actors will appear at cinemas to thank the audience for their support.

Kathy Yuen (Tong Yee) in the film made a breakthrough with the portrayal of a hipster goddess. She played a psychology teaching assistant, whose personality was very down to earth and different from her past image. She said, "I used to play mostly innocent good girls, this time the character is more the hipster type. She would occasionally throw a tantrum at her boyfriend, a little sassy and stubborn." In order to get into the character more, Tong Yee not only read psychology books but several months before the production began she communicated with director Yuen Kim Wai continuously. She explained, "It was like going to class for me and Ka Lok, listening to the director's analysis of the characters. Then we would talk about our views of each scene, truly achieving the goal of the exchange and also becoming fully prepared for the performance."

Playing a couple for the first time with Carlos Chan Ka Lok, Tong Yi had a daring bed scene. It could be considered the biggest breakthrough of her film career. She felt that actually the standard was not too exaggerated. She rarely made intimate scenes and the co-star was Ka Lok, since she knew him well she did not need to worry too much. They did not need to communicate about what they would do either, where they could touch and where they should avoid. Because they were so familiar, Tong Yee complained that Ka Lok did not brush his teeth or remember to shave before taking his mark. His stubble caused her great discomfort. She admitted that she trusted director Yuen Kim Wai absolutely as well, thus she did not care too much about the issue of standard. As for whether she would have even more breakthrough performance in the future, she said that it would depend on the screenplay, the director and the co-star.


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The Irene Wan Bik Ha and Peter Mak Tak Wo starred classic film LONELY FIFTEEN (LEN MUI JAI) opened in 1982. 38 years later it was released in Hong Kong again. A VIP screening took place two nights ago. The film brought back a lot of memories for the two leads. Robert Mak Tak Law also appeared to support his brother Mak Tak Wo.

LONELY FIFTEEN (LEN MUI JAI) was Irene's first film. She recalled that she was 15 at the time and still underage, her most rebellious period. Her parents were very strict. When she moved out during the secondary school she wanted to come in contact with this colorful world and freedom. She did not expect to be discovered by a talent scout on the street and thus began her performing artist life. Looking back at this film from 38 years ago, Irene admitted that she was very sentimental. "This film changed my life. Since then I fell in love with acting. I also turned nice, hoped to focus on acting. At the time my family was very poor, I wanted to get out into the world sooner and work to help the family. Everything seemed to be destined in Heaven."

Would she remake LONELY FIFTEEN as a producer? She said, "I never thought about it, the movie is too classic and would be very hard to surpass. I remember the girls were newcomers at the time, the production method was very daring. Many scenes were shot in secret like jumping in front of the MTR and stopping traffic in the Cross Harbor Tunnel, if discovered we would be driven away. However the resulting shots were very realistic. Back then it made over HK$ 10 million at the box office and received several award nominations. It was a good beginning. (Would there be any box office pressure with the re-release?) No, now many old movies are released again. This time I mainly want to support the director and the re-release of my first movie."

She no longer had contact with the actresses in the film, after the film they scattered all over. She said, "It was very regrettable, when I found out one of the actresses Yip Suen already joined a nunnery I was very shocked. However I would support her decision." She also said that her husband has not seen LONELY FIFTEEN, he was probably overseas at the time.

Irene was the happiest about seeing many old friends this time. She also said that Mak Tak Wo was just as bashful as before. The girls would play tricks on him until his face turned red. Mak Tak Wo said, "Boys and girls before were innocent, their faces would turn red from touching hands."

Wednesday, June 24, 2020


Karena Lam says that the audience feels she is perfect, but actually she has other yet to be discovered potential
Karena Lam says that her husband is crazy, but she gladly accepts the challenge and goes crazy with him
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Karena Lam Ka Yun after HEAVEN IN THE DARK (UM SIK TIN DONG) again worked with husband Steve Yuen Kim Wai in the Emperor Motion Picture LEGALLY DECLARED DEAD (SEI YUN MO HOR YI) as the lead actress. The performance is a breakthrough and the costume outstanding, leaving viewers shivering. As for working with her husband again, Ka Yun said that her husband is crazy enough to ask her to play this alternative character and shatter others' perfect image of her. She also gladly accepts the challenge and jokes that everyone can go crazy together.

Lam Ka Yun and Anthony Wong Chau Sun in the Emperor Motion Picture LEGALLY DECLARED DEAD both have breakthrough performance that is different from the audience's image of them. Ka Yun in order to bring to life this sloppy and chubby middle age woman made a lot of preparation before hand. Aside from studying acting she also gained a dozen pounds or so. "I tried to wear a fake belly, but the result wasn't great. The director told me to sacrifice a little and gained a dozen pounds or so. Actually gaining weight is very easy, as long as you have late night snacks every night you can see results in a month. I gained a dozen pounds and didn't dye my hair for 3 months. My white hair is all true. In addition the character has amblyopia. I had to wear a special made contact lens that was bigger than a HK$ 5 coin. The optometrist originally limited wearing it for only 4 hours, but putting in it and taking it off during the shoot would be rather troublesome. During the shoot I wouldn't remove it. Because people with amblyopia sees things differently from ordinary people. Before hand at home I would do eyeball exercises. The character isn't fully mobile. I tied a 5 pound weight to my calf. I wanted the body to remember the reaction, in everyday life I would practice repeatedly so it would be natural during the shoot. My daughter saw that I kept practicing with my left eye and limping when I walked, she knew that I was getting ready for the character."

After HEAVEN IN THE DARK, Lam Ka Yun worked with her husband again. She stated that when her husband asked her to perform she thought it was incredible. "The director really is very crazy. He said that when he wrote HEAVEN IN THE DARK he thought of me because the character was naive and stubborn, which I understood. However he couldn't have possibly think of me with LEGALLY DECLARED DEAD's Shum Chi Ling? I work very hard to be a good Mama and a good wife. I asked him why, he said that he wanted to shatter other people's perfect image of me because everyone thought it was very perfect. However actually I still had a lot yet to be discovered. Since he was crazy enough to ask me to perform, I had the courage to accept it. Many actors want a breakthrough performance, but may not have any suitable opportunity. I just happen to have this chance, I would gladly accept it. Let's all go crazy."

Speaking of husband Yuen Kim Wai, Ka Yun had nothing but praise for him. She said that on the set they never argued. "I have been acting for many years. No matter who is the director he is always the soul figure. I can't cross the line, even if the director is my husband it is the same. If I have any opinion I would bring it up before the shoot begins, after the shoot begins I wouldn't talk about it anymore. I would focus on doing my job. (Would you give him any suggestion?) Every time I make a movie I would constantly dream of the story, as soon as I do I would immediately tell him. He would put some of the dream into the story. (Do dreams mean you have stress?) I definitely would have stress, if I work steadily I would have no new excitement or new experience. I discover that I have to keep being stimulated to think, otherwise I would be numb." Would they keep working together? Ka Yun said that her husband is planning a new film, which finally would have nothing to do with her. She said, "A director has to work with different substance actors to have new excitement. He and I have natural chemistry, which isn't great. It would spoil him. I feel he has to work with different actors in order to improve more and more."


While on location in Japan Michelle Wai receives the princess treatment, after returning to Hong Kong she has to lose weight.
Michelle Wai specifically picks Danson Tang for the role
Michelle Wai changes so many times that she grows tired of it
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The actress Michelle Wai Sze Nga starred romance LOST AND FOUND IN TOKYO (SHOOK NUI OI MAN YAU) postponed its release due to the pandemic from April to mid June. Brokenhearted in the film, Wai Sze Nga went to recover in Japan and admitted that it happened to her before. "When I went on vacation by myself several times they were all because of bad breakups. I went to Taiwan and Korea. I was forgotten and after a week was better. Because when a girl travels alone she has a lot to worry about and take care of, you have no time to think too much. You can say that at the moment of getting off the plane I was already fine, traveling alone to cure heartbreak truly is effective."

Carrying 80% of the film alone, Wai Sze nga had over 20 colorful looks. At first the costume fitting took two days. During the shoot she changed so many times she grew tired of it, luckily the result was worth the effort to her. While shooting in Japan, Wai Sze Nga was the happiest about the nonstop delicacy feast as if she truly went on vacation. She said, "I kept eating at work, the team was afraid that I would get cold and kept giving me hot chocolate. I got fat, when I returned to Hong Kong for another film I lost continuity, haha!"

Aside from on screen work, Wai Sze Nga earlier also participated in screenplay creation. She even has the support of Emperor boss Albert Yeung Sau Sing's production start. Under the pandemic she hoped that it would happen this year. Since she was busy both on and off screen, would she not have time to get married? She said, "This isn't up to you. When I run into it I wouldn't resist, but I wouldn't force anything either."

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

[2020.06.24] FOR THE WEEK ENDING SUNDAY JUNE 21 2020

For the week ending Sunday June 21 2020
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  Can : Uncle
    d. Ray Yeung
    Tai Bo (Cheung Ka Nin), Ben Yuen Fu Wa, Patra Au Ka Man, Lo Chun Yip,
      Kong To, Lam Yiu Sing
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 92 mins.
  Opening December 14 2019 (Preview)
  Opening May 28 2020
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/CJYSErrNeR8

    Pak is a 70-year-old taxi driver who lives with his wife. His son is happily married with children, and his daughter is pregnant and about to be married. Hoi lives with his devout Christian son and family after his wife passed away. The two men, who have lived all their lives without revealing their sexual identities to others, run into each other by chance in the streets of Hong Kong. As Pak and Hoi fall in love they contemplate a possible future together.

    d. Tomohisa Taguchi
    Japanese Animation
  Length : 94 mins.
  Opening April 23 2020 (Postponed)
  Opening May 16 2020
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/spp0aHIDqoQ

    Set in 2010, Taichi is now a college student while the others are also following their own paths in life. Over 10 years have passed since they met and had their adventure in Digital World. Now the sight of Digimon in the real world is more common and DigiDestined's existence is also gradually acknowledged. But during this time, a powerful Digimon called Eosmon starts robbing other DigiDestined of their consciousness, prompting scholars Menoa and Imura to turn to Taichi and his friends for help. While battling Eosmon, Taichi notices something is wrong with Agumon's and the others' evolutions. He and his friends then learn a shocking truth from Menoa, a Digimon will cease to exist when its DigiDestined becomes an adult. Taichi must decide if he wants to continue fighting, if it means losing his partner much sooner.

  Can : Buk Hei Ngan Nui Ju Gok Pui Yuk Fat Fine
    d. Kanta Kamei, Akihisa Shibata
    Japanese Animation
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 114 mins.
  Opening June 18 2020
  Site : https://saekano-movieusa.com/
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/fC-upgYo6MA

    One spring day, Tomoya Aki hits upon the idea of creating a doujin video game with Megumi Kato, a girl he met under the cherry blossoms, as the main heroine. Tomoya forms a development team called blessing software with Eriri Spencer Sawamura, an art club member and doujin illustrator, and Utaha Kasumigaoka, an honors student and successful light novelist. After various setbacks, the team finally announces its first work...

    Later, Eriri and Utaha leave the group to join popular creator Akane Kosaka in developing a major game called Fields Chronicle. Tomoya, the face of blessing software, continues the group's activities with Megumi as his deputy. Together they begin developing a new work. Younger student Izumi Hashima is tapped as the illustrator, while her older brother, Iori, is approached to be the game's producer. Along with Michiru Hyodo and her band icy tail., Tomoya and Megumi proceed with the development of their new game, but trouble is brewing...

    What will become of Eriri and Utaha's major work? Will the relationship between Tomoya and Megumi change? And what will be the ultimate fate of blessing software's new game?

    d. Ladj Ly
    Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti, Djebril Zonga, Issa Perica

    d. Christopher Nolan
    Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy
      Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman

  Can : Yut Gan Yin Jau Wui San Cheung Si
    d. Hiroshi Nishitani
    Masaharu Fukuyama, Yuriko Ishida
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 124 mins.
  Opening June 18 2020
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/vq0BuoUROJc

    The story begins with the meeting of classical guitarist Satoshi Makino and female journalist Yoko Komine. They are both in their 40's, a unique and delicate time in their lives...They are drawn to each other from the start, but Yoko is engaged to be married. Their jobs take them all over the globe. Powerless against the tides of time, missed opportunities and unexpected obstacles bring their relationship to an end. Memories of each other are locked deep in their hearts as they continue on separate paths. Will fate ever bring them back together again...?

  Can : Hak Gwai Nui Pung Yau
    d. Nareubadee Wetchakam
    Mario Mauer, Ploypailin Thangpraporn
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 126 mins.
  Opening June 11 2020
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/zk25fk_77Qs

    Lin, a young girl with a special sense who can see the ghost. She had problem maintaining a relationship with boys who think that she is crazy. When she tried to keep the fact a secret with her present boyfriend, Ton, who is a TV star and a popular guy with girls surrounding him. He broke up with her anyway for the other girl. She becomes tired of the big city and heads to the faraway resort in the North alone during the so-called "Low Season". She is confident that she won't have to meet the ‘tourists' that will get on her nerves. The place where the view worth millions while you need to pay for only hundreds. Lin arrived at one resort and met Puth, and the ghost of that resort haunted her right away. She could not sleep that night and she kept Puth awake all night too due to her TV staying on loudly all night.

    Next morning, she joined Puth on a taxi to another resort. Since she had nowhere to go, she tagged along with Puth and got drunk on the cab. She woke up and meet a group of 'weirdos' partying there. They came from all walks of life and came to heal their love wounds during the same low season period. Lin's plan of "lonesome chillin' out" got ruined right away.

    Puth, a young screenwriter, came to the resort with a task to write a ghost horror story. Lin became the source of material for his writings right away without her knowing. Both had join forces in the adventures, running together to get away from the ghost and they kinda had a special relationship somehow.

    Puth did not mind her special sense and found the usefulness of the ability and developed some story from their relationship. The relationship tended to move well towards a happy ending. However, the instagram status that Lin had posted get her boyfriend to come back to her asking for the reconciliation. Lin decided to take a chance with Ton again. Puth had nothing to say but to withdraw himself. Lin goes back to Bangkok and her normal life with hope for her rekindled love.

    But is it love? Lin can see ghosts but can she see Love for what it is?

    Low Season is the season for nature to recuperate, will that be the same with the human

    d. Vaughn Stein
    Lily Collins, Simon Pegg, Connie Nielsen, Chace Crawford

  Can : Gum Doh
  Lit : Golden City
    d. Norris Wong Yi Lam
    Stephy Tang Lai Yun, Chu Pak Hong, Nina Paw Hee Ching,
      Jin Kaijie, Eman Lam, Hui So Ying, Kaki Shum Ka Kei
      Siuyea Lo Chun Yip, Creamy Yik Kin Yi, Bryant Mak Chi Lok
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 93 mins.
  Opening November 17 2019 at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
  Opening December 12 2019 (Preview)
  Opening May 9 2020 (Preview)
  Opening June 11 2020
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/DMUYt9i8V9s
  Site : https://www.facebook.com/myprinceedwardfilm

    Golden Plaza is a shopping mall that is best known for bridal shops and cheap wedding supplies in Hong Kong. Fong is a clerk at one such bridal shop. She has been with Edward, the owner of a wedding photography shop in the same mall, for seven years. Everyone sees Edward as Fong's Prince Charming, destined to head to the altar. The problem is that Fong must first sort out the sham marriage that she was paid to take part in years ago before she can get married for real.

    d. Dan Scanlon
    Disney Pixar Animation
    English Voices: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt,
      Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer


Candy Yu
Terence Siufay
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The Hong Kong film industry was severely impacted by the novel coronavirus, as the production rate was almost zero. Many film workers did not eat if they did not work. The Hong Kong Performing Artists Guild and the Federation of Hong Kong Film Workers earlier called for and received donations from 10 Hong Kong film companies and others for film basic level people pandemic relief. Early this month many colleagues have already received the money.

In order to thank those who contributed to the pandemic relief effort, PAG president Louis Koo Tin Lok and director Andrew Lau Wai Keung earlier held a banquet to treat this group of behind the scene contributors including Candy Yu On On, Chin Kar Lok, Terence Siufay and J.Arie (Lui Sum Yu). Goo Jai presented appreciation certificates to them. Yu On On even happily embraced Goo Jai for a photo when she accepted her certificate. She also thanked all the volunteers for their help to make this happen in a short time. The event also celebrated Siufay's belated birthday, and he could not be more surprised.


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Catherine Chau, Carlos Chan, Kathy Yuen
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Husband and wife Steve Yuen and Karena Lam promote their new film as the director and the lead actress
Albert Yeung and his wife (center) show support for the new film
Carlos Chan, Kathy Yuen
Mirror's latest music video has been accused of focusing on certain members only.  Keung To (center) never thinks about the problem of stealing the spotlight.
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The film LEGALLY DECLARED DEAD (SEI YUN MO HOR YI) two nights ago held a premiere. Boss Albert Yeung Sau Sing, actors Carlos Chan Ka Lok, Catherine Chau Ka Yee, Kathy Yuen (Tong Yee) and Liu Kai Chi attended. Michelle Wai Sze Nga and Keung To also showed their support. Ka Lok earlier had to stop working due to the pandemic. Instead during the period he found his passion for work again and the direction became even clearer. As for major life events, Ka Lok who was recently rumored to be in love with Shiga Lin admitted that he has been saving for a wedding, hoping to be able to fulfill his marriage plan!

Chan Ka Lok said that since his Lunar New Year film premiere has not gone to the cinema for almost half a year. He truly got sentimental. "It was early during the pandemic then, when I came to the cinema I had to wear a mask and be completely disinfected. The atmosphere was very tense. Although now the 'gathering restriction order' was still in place, everyone felt much better. A few days earlier when I came to the cinema for audience appreciation, everyone was very happy and got into it." During the pandemic, Ka Lok stopped working and was able to get some rest. Earlier he only had his mind on work and lost himself. Was the biggest gain during the half year of suspension getting Shiga Lin? His face turned red as he said, "I found the passion for work again, the direction is clear!" Did he have to save for the wedding? He said, "I have always had savings, for the major life event I hope in the future to be able to fulfill it!"

Tong Yee also said that she has not been to the movies in several months. Friends went to the advanced screenings and said that normally "disconnected", reserved and rarely expressed too much emotion she finally performed very large mood swing in the film. She said that this time she played a spoiled girl and she was very happy that others had a different view of her. What kind of girls would Ka Lok like? He said that as long as he likes her he likes any and all type. Did he invite girlfriend Shiga Lin? He avoided the subject and only said that he invited many friends. Even if they were unable to attend he would recommend them to buy tickets and go on their own. However he said that earlier he had a few nights that he was able to eat at home, he was able to see his girlfriend's series. In particular he saw the very touching performance between Frankie Lam Man Lung and his on screen daughter and he even cried. Unfortunately he missed Shiga Lin and Priscilla Wong Chui Yu's moving on screen sisters performance.

Chau Ka Yee was asked about returning home to TVB as the leading actress for the series CHILDREN HOSPITAL with Kevin Cheng Ka Wing, Law Chung Him and Linda Chung Ka Yun. Ka Yee said that actually this time was completely because of director Fong Chun Wa and screenwriter Poon Man Hung. She caught their eyes back then and everyone was finally able to get to know her, thus she was very happy to work with them again. Did she feel like it was a successful homecoming? Ka Yee said, "Don't say that, I am not feeling too much, mainly I want to make something good." However she joked that in the past she would only play nurses, this time she was able to be "promoted" to play a doctor and go into the operation room.

Director Steve Yuen Kim wai and lead actress Karena Lam Ka Yun were on an official date as they attended the premiere as a couple. Lead actor Anthony Wong Chau Sun was working in Taiwan but still sent a video to show his support. He even told everyone to enjoy the film. Lam Ka Yun said that Wong Chau Sun was very cute. His character had a special quality so she had to coax him. Yuen Kim Wai said that he really missed Chau Sun, of course he wanted the entire team to participate in the premiere. As the pandemic continued, was he worried about the box office performance? Yuen Kim Wai admitted that he would do his best, attend audience appreciation events and promotions. Lam Ka Yun said that if Chau Sun was present it would be a lot more fun.

In order to attend the premiere, they had to ditch their daughters at home. Lam Ka Yun said that she had to explain to then they had to attend the premiere, but they asked whether it would have a red carpet walk like overseas premiere. She said, "I told my two daughters no! We are very low key."