Stephy Tang posts a photo from the production start
Eason Chan and Cecilia Cheung's TWELVE NIGHTS had great word of mouth courtesy of on.cc
Cecilia Cheung Pak Chi and Eason Chan Yik Shun's
classic film TWELVE NIGHTS (12 YEH) earlier secretly started production
on its extension TWELVE DAYS (12 YUT). This time the batons were
passed to Stephy Tang Lai Yan and Edward Ma Chi Wai. Director Aubrey
Lam Oi Wa praised Stephy's outstanding performance and was not worried
about the audience comparing her to Pak Chi. She absolutely held her
The film TWELVE NIGHTS opened in 2000 and cost only HK$ 4
million, but director Lam Oi Wa achieved "roast goose flavor with
bamboo scrap price". The word of mouth for the film ruled the day at
the time, with Nicholas Tse Ting Fung, Stephen Fung Tak Lun and others
as guest stars. Even the them song DARK NIGHT WON'T COME AGAIN (HAK YEH
BUT JOI LOI) became Eason's classic song.
Because of the outstanding script, Pak Chi asked Aubrey to write
the continuation TWELVE DAYS at the time. Yet for years it was never
made into a film, until preparations were confirmed last year and
production officially began earlier. Stephy and Ma Chi Wai took the
batons as the leads. Aubrey said about the casting, "Both actors are
very close to the characters, playing from age 27 to 37. In addition
they both really like to act. Earlier everyone talked bout marriage
and relationships, it was pretty special. (Would you ask Pak Chi and
Eason to guest star?) TWELEVE DAYS and TWELVE NIGHTS are different.
It won't have too many guest stars. Otherwise asking Eason and Pak Chi
to guest star would be rather interesting!"
Lead actress Stephy inevitably would be compared to Pak Chi
from the previous film. Aubrey was not worried and praised Stephy as
could not be topped. "After a few days, Stephy has been very
outstanding. The set can sense it, so I am not worried. Although the
script starts with Pak Chi, the main plot is the spirit of TWELVE
NIGHTS. So with different actors, the spirit and the presence wouldn't
Tony Leung Ka Fai, Gordon Lam, Louis Koo, Kent Cheng, Philip Keung
courtesy of singtao.com
Tony Leung Ka Fai plays Cripple Ho
Louis Koo and Gordon Lam have such great chemistry that they do not mind playing gay characters. courtesy of mingpao.com
The film ONCE UPON A TIME IN HONG KONG (GUM CHIN DAI GOK
JUI FU KUM LUNG) two nights ago held its premiere. Director Wong Jing,
actors Louis Koo Tin Lok, Gordon Lam Ka Tung, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Kent
Cheng Juk Si, Philip Keung Ho Man and Jacky Cai Jie attended. Goo Jai
wore a wearable air purifier, which also isolated his voice. No matter
how loudly he talked he could not be heard. Ka Tung and Goo Jai have
worked together on 22 films so far. They have cultivated certain
chemistry. Ka Tung even stated that each time they made a movie he
must fall for his co-star, whether he played a partner or an enemy.
They both said that they would be willing to play gay characters.
In ONCE, Koo Tin Lok and Lam Ka Tung played Independent
Commission Against Corruption investigators. Lam Ka Tung said that for
his first class at the artist training class he had to fall for his
co-star. "This of course is the most basic, if you don't fall in love
with your co-star you have nothing to do. Whether they play partners,
enemies you have to fall for them. Once when I had noodles, Goo Jai
added an egg for me!" Goo Jai also joked, "In the film I was
heartbroken and devastated. Now we are working on a movie in which he
plays my enemy, and I want to kill him too!" They said that they
had characters with common goals. They actually have already worked
together on 22 films and cultivated certain chemistry. Would they be able to accept playing gay characters? Goo Jai said, "I can!" Ka Tung
also said, "Next time we will have the chance." Would they not be
tired of each other? Ka Tung joked, "You hold nothing back in love,
we have chemistry and happy about cultivating a co-star. During the
performance we can spend less time drifting back and forth."
Reportedly Ko Tin Lok spent half hundred million on a Ma On
Shan mansion. Goo Jai shook his head and said no. Lately he has not
considered buying a home.
Leung Ka Fai looked obviously thinner. He said that he did not,
only ONCE required special effect make up for him to play Cripple Ho.
It made his skin loose so far. Two nights ago he wore sunglasses to
play Sei Gor Patrick Tse Yin, but he joked that he made matter worse.
Later he wanted to impersonate Ka Tung, but in a perm he was not as
cool as him. In the film Ka Fai in order to resemble the character
shaves his forehead. He said that it was not considered a sacrifice for
art, this was the professionalism of an actor. "However at first I was
afraid that the hair wouldn't grow back. Fortunately I may be old but
still firm. They all grew up. Actually early for COLD WAR (HON JIN) I
shaved my head. I waited for my hair to grow long for two days before
starting work!" Leung Ka Fai also pointed out that this time the
toughest part of the film was actually voice work. "I insisted on
providing my own Chaozhou dialect. Earlier I had to look for an
instructor to learn from. Finally both the instructor and I collapsed!"
Ka Fai since finishing the pandemic relief film ALL U NEED IS
LOVE (JUNG SI YAU OI JOI GAK LEI) has stayed home in self quarantine.
Everyday he focused on beauty and performed emergency work on his loose
skin, but he still failed. However lately he had film offers. If
Wong Jing's new film would start production first he would stay in Hong
Kong. Otherwise he would return to work in the Mainland. Speaking
of working in the Mainland would require quarantine and vaccination
first, Ka Fai said, "For work I have to do it, but now it's self
quarantine. I haven't gone to get vaccinated yet. I am already old,
but every year I have a physical examination. For now I haven't had
'three high', in addition I could tell whether my blood pressure shot
up with just a glimpse."
Keung Ho Man in the film had a scene in which he pushed a
wooden cart on fire by hand. During the shoot he did not expect the
wind direction and the fire burnt his eyebrows and eyelashes. He joked
that he smelled something burning and realized that his left eyelashes
were gone. Luckily now they grew back. Cai Jie during the shoot took
the chance to learn from her elders in secret, and praised them for
giving on plastic chairs together to wait for the shoot. They truly
were very professional. Cai Jie earlier posted that she ran into a
"scheming woman". She responded, "It is only something trivial, it's
personal, thank you for caring!"
Pakho Chau and Charlene Choi actively promote the film online courtesy of singtao.com
Charlene Choi loses two dogs in a week
In the film Pakho Chau and C Kwan pursue Charlene Choi
courtesy of on.cc
Pakho Chau and Charlene Choi are happy to see so many fans
Many are concerned about Gillian Chung's health after her Mainland television appearance
Carlos Chan and Michelle Wai, both in black and white, say that they did not coordinate in advance
Charlene Choi says C Kwan is both talented and funny. courtesy of mingpao.com
The film 77 HEARTWARMINGS (GUM DUNG TA 77 CHI) two nights
ago held its premiere. Actors Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin, Pakho Chau,
Michelle Wai Sze Nga and C Kwan attended. Boss Albert Yeung Sau Sing
and his wife led Emperor artists Carlos Chan Ka Lok, Vincy Chan (Wing
Yi) and others to attend in support. A group of fans were also there,
holding up signs and screaming their idols' names. The 40 year old
Twins member Gillian Chung Yun Tung recently appeared on a Mainland
program. After the trailer was released, Ah Gil's shape immediately
cause concern. Ah Gil's group mate Ah Sa explained that earlier Ah Gil
had hormonal imbalance, as she felt that the most important was still
With a big group of fans to support him at the premiere, Pakho
joked that he has not seen so many people in a very long time. He
felt that they could have contact back and more popularity. Ah Sa
said, "Actually I still have fans, I haven't seen them in a long time.
When I came to the cinema and saw a fan I haven't seen in 2 years.
She got fatter, I got thinner!"
Speaking of group mate Ah Gil being called "ballooned up" on
a Mainland program, Ah Sa responded, "The most important is she is
healthy. Earlier she had a hormonal imbalance issue." Was she
concerned? Ah Sa said, "She already knows, I wouldn't talk too much.
She knows. If we talk about it too much it's like giving her pressure.
The most important is she is still healthy and happy!"
77 was shot in 2018, after three years it was finally
released and Pakho is already a father. He said, "My, the team's and
Ah Sa's effort finally paid off, I am very happy to share it with
everyone. Earlier I kept thinking about when this film will be
released, because the first film was very popular. I didn't want to
waste everyone's effort. Now the pandemic is under control, I wish
everything goes smoothly!" Was he confident that the film will perform
better than the first film? He said that the response to the first
film was truly too great, but this time he still has confident. Ah
Sa said that cinemas were still only open to 75% capacity, but she
still held hope that it would be better than the film.
In this film Ah Sa was being pursued by Pakho, Thai hunk Mario
Maurer and C Kwan. Ah Sa said that in real life she would choose C
Kwan to be her other half. "C Kwan is funny, we have the same
birthday, it's fate!" However C Kwan is not handsome? Ah Sa said,
"Is he not handsome? I feel he is very handsome." Did Pakho feel
bad about losing to C Kwan? Pakho said, "I too feel C Kwan is very
handsome, and talented, and humorous, in the film he even has a plane!"
Would Ah Sa's boyfriend be heartbroken that she chose C Kwan? She
said, "It's just talk, it's not real. C Kwan is married!" Speaking of
Ah Sa losing two dogs in a week, her eyes turned red, "I just sent
them away this morning. I need time to recover, ultimately we have
been together for so many years. Let's not talk about it anymore, I
am afraid that I wouldn't be able to hold back......"
Chan Ka Lok and Wai Sze Nga were perfectly matched in black
and white at the premiere. Sze Nga joked that they never coordinated,
only Ka Lok kept following her. He even followed her to live in the
same district. Ka Lok joked that Sze Nga has always had a way with
investing, so he learned from her. Most recently they would binge
Korean drama together. After watching they would comfort each other
and discuss the story. Why would they be so lonely that they needed
to find someone to comfort them? Ka Lok joked, "I get bored at night!"
Because her girlfriend Shiga Lin was not in Hong Kong? He said that
he wanted to be low key and did not want to talk about that. However
his girlfriend sent hearts over social media? His face turned red as
he said, "What? I am very happy, very stable, I am talking me
Ka Lok changed the subject and said that he just finished the
film ONCE UPON A TIME IN HONG KONG (GUM SAU JI). He had a month free,
so he constantly cooked and binge series, he even worked out everyday
and got bigger. Sze Nga praised him and said, "Now he really is very
big. I am learning about fitness from him, when my arms get sore I
even borrow his massage gun to ease the pain." Ka Lok immediately
said that Sze Nga never returned it. His massage gun was for medical
use and worth almost HK$ 10,000. Sze Nga joked that as soon as she
turned on the gun it was as loud as the washing machine. In addition it
was too heavy for her. Would she ask Ka Lok to come over and help?
She said, "No, he is too flammable, very dangerous!" Ka Lok did not
want her to reveal any more secret again, instead he would rather use
almost HK$ 10,000 to shut her up. "You don't have to return the
Yeung Pan Pan is one of the best martial art stars, in
recent years through behind the scene work she promoted film. Aside
from teaching acting she also served as action director. Her
performances that she cooked up for charity shows left deep impression
with many viewers. However Sister Pan Pan hosts for the first time
for the Hong Kong Open Television, and invited Philip Yung Tsz Kwong,
Chin Ka Lok, Law Kar Ying, and others to be guests on her program. She
even cooked family Shanghainese dishes for them, so her friends would
open up to share even more stories.
Sister Pan Pan described this group of friends as forming her
life and film world. 10 guests grew up with her at different stages.
Speaking of her guests, Sister Pan Pan stated that she particularly
admired Director Yung Tsz Kwong because he had demand and ambition for
film. Sister Pan Pan in 2019 founded a film and television media
company and film action stunt training base and elevated herself to be
producer and instructor. However she said that what Yung Tsz Kwong
said was useful to her as well.
Sister Pan Pan had her heart set on film, even when the industry
was said to be gradually declining. The pandemic only made matters
worse, but she still firmly believed that the film stage would still
exist. Thus she was determined to cultivate the young, focusing on
teaching children kung fu and performing. She admitted, "The most
important is for children to learn the foundation, whether their future
will be in film or now I believe they will find it useful. Of course
film really required everyone to operate; if even more units and
professionals provided opportunities, this stage would still
Cheng Pei Pei asked Yeung Pan Pan years ago to teach Marsha Yuan
to act. She described Marsha Yun as the female student with the most
potential she has seen. "The greatest quality of course is she is like
me. A girl can treat herself like a guy and fight in a scene. She
would cooperate no matter how the director and I wanted to shoot. The
most important is she has a type of beauty, self confident enough so
she doesn't need make up. She can be aesthetically beautiful without
any pretense." Looking back when establishing the company was just an
idea, Sister Pan Pan said that her older brother who has always
supported her acting also urged her to think it through clearly.
She said, "Brother urged me not to do it, because I am an actor and
have done production; but to start a company to teach acting? This
is a huge responsibility. I steeled my heart to do it though, so later
when I told him I would do it, he instead encouraged me that since I
decided to do it then I should do it well."
Law Kar Ying earlier was a guest on Yeung Pan Pan's
program. Yeung Pan Pan personally cooked spicy braised pork knuckle
for Brother Kar Ying. Speaking of how they met, Yeung Pan Pan said,
"Brother Kar Ying was a senior in my Beijing Opera troupe. I really
feel very honored to be your junior colleague."
Brother Kar Ying and Yeung Pan Pan also talked about their show
business journey. Studying Cantonese Opera since childhood, Brother Kar
Ying still had his heart set on Cantonese Opera development as an adult.
In 1991 director Kirk Wong Chi Keung invited him to participated in
the film CRIME STORY (CHUNG ONG JO) and began his film career.
In 1994, Brother Kar Ying made many classic films like SUMMER
SNOW (NUI YUN SEI SUP), FROM CHINA WITH LOVE (GOK CHAN LING LING CHUT),
A CHINESE ODYSSEY PART 1 PANDORA'S BOX and others. SUMMER SNOW won
the 32nd Golden Horse Award and the 15th Hong Kong Film Award Best
Supporting Actor. He described that year as the peak of his life. He
said, "When the Golden Horse Award announcement was made I was stunned
for two seconds, (Leslie) Cheung Kwok Wing behind him screamed, 'Brother
Kar Ying it's you'. It still felt like a blur, but I was very happy.
I remember that (Anita) Yuen Wing Yee presented the award to me. I was
lucky to be able to run into a character and a film that I could win an
In addition Brother Kar Ying revealed that he invested in three
films, but none of them have been released. He joked, "None of the
movies were released, I saved them for myself to watch. The first one
I made with Tsui Kam Kong in Malaysia, the second one I made with
(Michael) Kwan Lai Kit in Guangzhou, the third one I still don't know
whether it will be released or not. I still want to make a fourth one,
I already have the story here."
Louis Koo is still shaken when recalling his eye injury
Philip Keung will work on a new film in Thailand. Due to the pandemic his wife will not tag along.
DYNASTY WARRIORS' director Roy Chow and his wife and producer Christine To
Lam Suet is working in the Mainland and unable to attend, but he sends a video for the premiere courtesy of mingpao.com
The film DYNASTY WARRIORS (JUN SAM GOK MO SEUNG) two
nights ago held its premiere. Actors Louis Koo Tin Lok, Philip Keung Ho
Man, Jonathan Wong Chee Hynn and director Roy Chow Hin Yeung attended.
Goo Jai brought up how his right eye was injured and felt that it
happened in a rather nonsensical way. Luckily he was treated in time
and suffered no after effect. Goo Jai had myopia and presbyopia. The
doctor suggested for him to wait until he would have cataract to have
the vision correction surgery all at once.
Goo Jai recalled shooting the film on location in New Zealand.
When the accident happened he was acting alone in front of a green
screen. "Actually it happened very nonsensically. When I raised my
weapon, it was too heavy and I couldn't keep its balance. I stabbed
my right eye and my eye ball needed eight stitches." Goo Jai described
after being injured his eyeball kept bleeding and gel flowed out. He
knew he was in trouble and went to the hospital right away. "When I
heard my eye ball needed eight stitches, I was scared out of my wits.
However I couldn't go under for the surgery. When every stitch was
applied it was itchy, I felt the eyeball being sewn back together!"
Goo Jai was fortunate to be treated in time and had no after effect.
however he definitely would have his eyes examined on schedule. Goo
Jai also said that he had over 900 degree myopia and started to have
presbyopia. Originally he thought about having vision correction
surgery, but after surgery he could not wear contacts for two months.
He would feel dizzy with normal glasses. In addition he had a habit of
rubbing his eyes. The doctor suggested for him to wait until he had
cataract and have the surgery all at once.
Goo Jai lately has not left town, staying in Hong Kong to
focus on his movie. Lately he just finished a medical subject film,
then he would work with Gordon Lam Ka Tung on another new film. Earlier
he worked on a scene in which four thugs held him down as he struggled.
When he got home he really many finger imprints on both of his arms and
they were bruised. Goo Jai said that he has not attended a premiere in
a very long time, he has not faced the media for interviews in over a
year. While in Hong Kong he avoided going out, ultimately he had
many seniors at home. Thus he would only have meetings over video
conference. Would he consider taking the vaccine to be even safer? Goo
Jai said, "I am super sensitive, and have skin reactions, allergies and
rhinosinusitis. I even have long term rash all over, so I have to ask
the doctor whether I would be suitable for taking the vaccine."
Keung Ho Man and his wife attended the premiere. Hak Jai
recalled working on a fight scene on location in New Zealand for
DYNASTY. He had to fly for over 10 hours, but it was well worth the
effort. He said, "I never thought that I would work on a costume film
in New Zealand, the feeling was pretty interesting. The environment
there was great, the sky and the mountain are very pretty. After the
shoot my wife and I rented a car and drove for fun for four or five
days." However the pace of life there was slower, not quite suitable
for him. Even if he retired he would not consider staying there for
the long run, and his wife preferred Asia anyway.
Hak Jai revealed that he just finished the film ONCE UPON A TIME
IN CHINA (GUM SAU JI). Right now he is preparing for a Mainland film,
which will shoot on location in Thailand. The pandemic has not been
under control in Thailand, he said that for work he could not do
anything about that. He could only take proper preventive measures
and believe that the team would have appropriate arrangement. Would he
take the vaccine first? Hak Jai said that earlier he wanted to take the
vaccine, but his physical examination revealed high cardiac enzyme
levels. He would have to wait until after his cardiac scan to show
no problem before taking his shot.
10 DETECTIVE CONAN: THE SCARLET BULLET
d. Chika Nagaoka
Rating : IIA
Length : 93 mins.
Opening April 16 2021
Trailer : https://youtu.be/Wwpp9Op5-os
[ MCL CINEMA ]
The prestigious international sporting event, World Sports Games (WSG), held every four years, is going to be hosted in Tokyo. The media are also focusing their attention on the HyperLinear train that can reach 1,000 km/h and launch of its service on the opening day of the WSG.
However multiple incidents occur in which top executives of WSG's sponsor companies are kidnapped but then are immediately released. No one seems to know who might be behind these incidents, but similar occurrences were observed during the WSG inauguration in US 15 years ago.
When Conan learns of Alan McKenzie, former chief of FBI and now the head of WSG committee, is to get on the first run of the bullet train, he and Shuichi Akai make their move. Meanwhile, Akai's sister Masumi Sera and his mother Mary are also in pursuit of the same case and have boarded the train. To make matters even more curious, Akai's younger brother and professional Shogi player Shukichi Haneda too happens to be visiting Nagoya, where the train is scheduled to begin its run...!
9 ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
AKA : ALL U NEED IS LOVE
Can : Jung Si Yau Oi Joi Gak Lei
d. Vincent Kok Tak Siu
Michael Hui Koon Man, Francis Ng Chun Yu, Gordon Lam Ka Tung,
Carlos Chan Ka Lok, Candy Yu On On, Lok Wing, Cecilia So Lai Shan,
Louis Cheung Kai Chung, Julian Cheung Chi Lam, Eric Tsang Chi Wai,
Tony Leung Ka Fai, Chin Kar Lok, Helena Law Lan, Jackie Chan,
Ben Yuen Fu Wa, Cheung Tat Ming, Sam Lee Chan Sam, Mary Han Ma Lei,
Kent Cheng Juk Si, Philip Keung Ho Man, Annie Liu (Lau Sum Yau),
Chrissie Chau Sau Na, Ken Wong Hoi Wai, Samuel Pang King Chi,
Yuen Qiu, Jacky Cai Jie, Ken Low Wai Kwong, Alex Lam Tak Shun,
Pinky Cheung Man Chi, Hillary, Lau Yui, Aaron Chow Chi Kwan,
Dough Boy, Ng Siu Hin, Gladys Li Ching Kwan, Max Cheung Tat Lun,
Ng Wing Sze, Steven Fung Min Hang, June Lam
Rating : IIB
Length : 95 mins.
Opening April 22 2021
Trailer : https://youtu.be/49aBbTIM1BM
[ CINEMA CITY ]
On a quiet and peaceful afternoon, the Hong Kong Grande Hotel suddenly becomes the center of attention when it is suspected to be the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. The Center for Disease Control orders the hotel to be sealed, forcing its guests to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine. However, being isolated from the world ends up bringing the quarantined people together in unexpected ways. As they bond over this difficult time, they leran to treasure what may be their final moments together.
[ SCREEN DAILY ]
A group of hotel guests is forced to undergo 14-day mandatory
8 GODZILLA VS. KONG
d. Adam Wingard
Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall,
Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza Gonzalez, Julian Dennison,
Lance Reddick, Kyle Chandler, Demian Bichir, Kaylee Hottle
7 ONE SECOND CHAMPION
AKA : ONE SEC
Can : Yut Miu Kuen Wong
Lit : One Second Fist King
d. Hang Chiu Sin Hung
Endy Chow Kwok Yin, Chanon Santinatornkul,
Chiu Sin Hang, Lin Minchen, Lo Hoi Peng, Ben Yuen Fu Wa,
Justin Cheung Kin Sing, Hung Cheuk Lok, Wong Yau Nam
Rating : IIB
Length : 95 mins.
Opening November 22 2020 at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
Opening December 3 2020 (POSTPONED)
Opening March 11 2021
Trailer : https://youtu.be/w-TUj_wSSZs
[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
Tin Yen was born with a superpower of foreseeing one second ahead, but it didn't bring him any luck so far. Now a middle age man, he is still a loser who needs to take care of a young son with partial hearing loss and has no respect of his superpower.
One day, a boxing-holic, Shun, witnessed how Tin Yen defeated a loan shark gang by himself. He is determined to hire Tin Yen as his training assistant to beat the local boxing champion Joe. During the preliminary round, Shun had to withdraw from the match due to asthma attack. Tin Yen had no choice but to stand-in for Shun. Out of expectation, Tin Yen won with his one-second power.
Tin Yen realized in order to gain back his son's respect, he has to get himself together. Thus, he agreed to be properly trained by Shun. Suddenly, Tin Yen has turned into this new sensation "One Second Champion" who is on his way to the finals. However, due to an accident, Tin Yen lost his superpower. Will he be able to beat the killer champion Joe on his own and will Tin Yen be able to win his son's respect in the end?
[ HONG KONG ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL ]
How much difference does one second make? Can it be the difference between life and death? A loser single father learns that lesson the hard way when he becomes gifted with the power of seeing one second into the future. When his ability is exposed, a boxing buff persuades him to use his power in the boxing ring.
6 THE 100 CANDLES GAME
d. Victor Catala, Brian Deane, Oliver Lee Garland,
Guillermo Lockhart, Tony Morales, Nicolas Onetti,
Nicholas Peterson, Daniel Rubesam, Christopher West
Magui Bravi, Luz Champane, Amparo Espinola, Clara Kovacic,
Agustin Olcese, Amy Smart, James Wright
5 MORTAL KOMBAT
d. Simon McQuoid
Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Joe Taslim, Mehcad Brooks,
4 THE FATHER
d. Florian Zeller
Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss,
Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell, Olivia Williams
3 READY O/R KNOT
Can : Buk Yut Sing Fun
Lit : Coming Soon Wedding
d. Anselm Chan Mou Yin
Carlos Chan Ka Lok, Michelle Wai Sze Nga,
Hedwig Tam Sin Yin, Chu Pak Hong,
Kaki Sham, Renci Yeung Sze Wing, Ashina Kwok Yui Sum,
Rating : IIA
Length : 105 mins.
Opening April 1 2021
Teaser : https://youtu.be/ODACCkbxo-A
[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
After five years together, Heidi sees marriage as testimony of their love, while Guy treats it as doomsday.
Heidi's friends try to get Heidi pregnant and Guy into marrying her. Meanwhile, Guy and his friends backfire with their antics in defense against the girls.
After Guy has unprotected sex with Heidi, the boys resort to the pill, but Guy doesn't follow through. Heidi finds out, and the couple break up. Heidi decides to depart for her working holiday, and Guy realizes the reality of losing Heidi forever. Can he catch her just in time? Ready or Knot, here comes love!
2 STAND BY ME DORAEMON 2
d. Ryuichi Yagi, Takashi Yamazaki
Rating : I
Length : 96 mins.
Opening April 1 2021
Trailer : https://youtu.be/5SwTxhReBG4
[ CINEMA CITY ]
Nobita find a teddy bear hand sewn by his beloved grandma and the memories trigger a torrent of tears for him. He and Doraemon then use the time machine to visit the past. Grandma tells Nobita that she wants to see the girl who he will marry. In order to grant her wish, Nobita and Doraemon travel to the future where Nobita, now an adult, is soon to marry Shizuka, but runs away on the day of their wedding...
d. Lee Yong-joo
Gong Yoo, Park Bo Gum, Jo Woo Jin, Jang Young nam, Park Byung Eun
Rating : IIB
Length : 114 mins.
Opening December 24 2020 (POSTPONED)
Opening January 21 2021 (POSTPONED)
Opening April 15 2021
Trailer : https://youtu.be/0xl__X-eEF8
[ BROADWAY CIRCUITS ]
Former intelligence agent Ki-hun, who lives a secluded life as a result of a traumatic memory, is entrusted by his former boss with a secret mission to transfer humanity's first cloned human, called Seobok, to a safe location. However, the mission goes awry when the convoy is ambushed by unknown attackers. Ki-hun and Seobok manage to escape together, but struggle awaits them around every corner as Seobok has spent his entire life in a lab and is fascinated by the outside world while Ki-hun only wants to complete his mission as soon as possible. As the two repeatedly butt heads, various groups with conflicting agendas chase after Seobok, who is humanity's greatest salvation but also its greatest threat. When the enemy finally closes in, Ki-hun and Seobok are forced to make the inevitable choice.
Gordon Lam and Louis Koo play fathers at odds for their children courtesy of singtao.com
Venus Wong and Louis Cheung jokingly deferring the movie theme song to Louis Koo courtesy of on.cc
Renci Yeung, Angel Lam and Locker Lam courtesy of mingpao.com
The film BEYOND THE SIN (NGOK HUNG JI OI) earlier had
a production start worship ceremony. Two Best Actors Louis Koo Tin Lok,
Gordon Lam Ka Tung led substance actors Louis Cheung Kai Chung, Venus
Wong Man Yik, Stephanie Che Yuen Yuen, Paulyn Sun Kai Kwan and a group
of new actors Locker Lam Ka Hei, Renci Yeung Si Wing, Angel Lam Ting,
Chan Chi Huen, Larine Tang Yueping and others in participation. In
addition Karena Lam ka Yan would give a special performance in the
The last time Goo Jai and Ka Tung worked together they played
partners, this time in BEYOND THE SIN they played fathers who risked
life and death for their children and began a direct confrontation of
blood and tears. Goo Jai revealed, "This time my character had to
avenge her daughter, while Ka Tung had to defend his son." Director
Kwok Man Ki stated, "As a new director, working with two Best Actor is
very stressful. However I have confidence!"
Rising in popularity recently, Locker Lam Ka Hei in the film
played Lam Ka Tung and Che Yuen Yuen's son. This time working with
two junior colleagues Yeung Si Wing and Lam Ting, Locker said, "Luckily
we originally are very close. Everyone knew that we had a part in this
film. Before the performance we already privately communicated and
studied the characters and the script for homework." Locker often
thanked boss Goo Jai for giving new comers opportunities. Ka Tung
heard and suddenly got up to show his fatherly love, asking Locker, "Is
the Old Man important, or the boss important?" Locker caught on and
answered, "Old Man!" Playing slightly mental deficient, Yeung Si Wing
had many action scenes. The extreme of which would be being chased by
Best Actor Lam Ka Tung. In her first film, Lam Ting played a girl
with polio. On the day the production began she had to perform with
father Goo Jai. She performed calmly and completed the scene smoothly.
As for her impression of this "father", Lam Ting said, "He is much
kinder than I imagine; maybe in the past due to Mr. Koo's cool exterior,
I always thought that he would be a little mean. After coming in
contact actually he is very friendly!"
Substance actors Cheung Kai Chung and Wong Man Yik in the film
played Goo Jai's police force partners. Sun Kai Kwan played a drug
addict, dealer and mother, her emotions would be high throughout. Ah
Chung and Venus were asked if they were interested in recommending
themselves for the theme song, they joked, "With 'My Favorite Male
Singer' here, how would we compete with Goo Jai! If we have 5 or
6 songs, then we would have a chance to sing a small part!" Motorcycle
lover Ah Chung was asked whether he would use his own collection for
the job. Ah Chung said, "This is too creative! Maybe I would try to
ride the motorcycle to work, if Goo Jai doesn't yell at me!"
Gordon Lam says working with Best Actors brings back a lot of memories for him courtesy of singtao.com
Tony Leung Ka Fai and Francis Ng courtesy of mingpo.com
With Gordon Lam Ka Tung, Louis Koo Tin Lok, Tony Leung
Ka Fai, Francis Ng Chun Yu and Kent Cheng Juk Si five Best Actors,
the film ONCE UPON A TIME IN HONG KONG (GUM CHIN DAI GOK: JUI FU KUM
LUNG) will open tomorrow. In the film Ka Tung and Goo Jai played key
members of the just established Independent Commission Against
Corruption, but because the all male team was too masculine, Ka Tung and
Goo Jai came up with some light and life based funny spots into the
film. Ka Tung joked, "We didn't get to watch exotic dancing, so we
can only perform the characters a little gentler and tried to add more
The film took place in the early 70s Hong Kong when corruption
was rampant. Lam Ka Tung invited Koo Tin Lok to join the just
established ICAC and team up against mob boss Cripple Ho (Leung Ka Fai)
and Detective Staff Sergeant Tsui Lok (Ng Chun Yu). Ka Tung and Goo Jai
in the past worked together many times already and had certain
chemistry. In ONCE they also had many scenes together. Instead he did
not have direct confrontation scenes with Ka Fai and Chun Yu and had
less exchange. However because everyone in the film was a Best Actor,
the film was already overflowing with masculinity. Ka Tung in order to
add comedy, cooked up some funny spots with Goo Jai. "In one scene I
said hi to Goo Jai, I was more tender. In a breakfast scene I took
away his plate, with some ambiguity so the film would feel lighter and
more life like."
ONCE was a battle of brains and brawn between the police and the
criminals with its share of action scenes. Ka Tung had a scene in which
over a hundred extras chased him. Director Woody Hui Yui Ming also wanted to
created a trapped animal scene. Ka Tung stated that the shoot was
thrilling at every turn, because director Philip Ng Won Lung asked him
to kick a stunt actor's head, then his head would break the glass.
However the set was similar to a construction site, and Ka Tung wore
leather shoes. "So I had a lot of pressure, afraid that after kicking
his head into the glass, the glass would stab him in the neck. If I
had to break the glass instead I wouldn't be afraid, I would ask
Wong Jing (producer) immediately if I was insured!"
Ka Tung was the happiest about working with another Best Actor
Cheng Juk Si this time. He admitted that it made his memories all come
back. "Brother Kent's wife Lam Yin Ming was my TVB training class
classmate, she and I were pretty good friends. Seeing Brother Kent I
would think of working together on the series WHERE I BELONG, the
feeling was still very deep!" In addition, Ka Tung also said that in
order to have more comedic effects, he and Goo Jai in the film took
turns with "improvisation". They "targeted" Jing Girl Chang Yu-Ci,
of course before hand they asked Wong Jing whether they could "play"
this way. Jing Girl Chang Yu-Chi played along very well!
The 83 year old Yu Mo Lin in November last year was
hospitalized for pulmonary fibrosis and diagnosed with a rare blood
infection. At the time her condition was once critical and she needed
to be admitted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Intensive Care Unit.
Later her condition became stable and she was transferred to the
Kowloon Hospital. After half a year of treatment, Yu Mo finally
received the doctor's approval and yesterday she was released and
Yesterday Yu Mo left the hospital in a wheel cair with three
healthcare professionals. In a mask, sunglasses and baseball cap and
a big blanket around her, Yu Mo happily waved to the media and said
energetically, "Thank you everyone for your concern, the doctor told me
not to come into contact with so many people because of all the germs,
the virus variants!"
Yu Mo after returning home spoke with Che Suk Mui. She said
that she was very happy to be able to return home. Her Indonesian
domestic assistance helped her bathe, wash her hair, gave her a
pedicure. She was very comfortable, finally she did not need to be on
bed rest. Che Suk Mui said that she was much thinner. Yu Mo stated,
"After half a year at the hospital, I am already very grateful to get
half a life back!" She thanked everyone who were concerned about her,
friends like Nancy Sit Ka Yin, Ng Lai Chu and others. Right now she
would like to be able to stand up as soon as possible.
Best Actor Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Taiwan star Hsu Wei-ning,
Mainland actor Duan Yihong starred, the Leste Chen directed suspense
HOME SWEET HOME will open in Hong Kong on May 6th. In the film Sing
Sing played a dark father. In the story an unexpected guest visited a
family of four, then one strange event after another followed and
gradually uncovered each person's secret. The character was dark but
Sing Sing would not repeat the difficulty of leaving a character,
because he had two cute daughters at home. When Sing Sing saw them,
any negative emotions would vanish.
While Sing Sing took the role in HOME, another film I'M LIVIN'
IT (MAK LO YUN) started production at the same time. He on one hand
supported the I'M new director, and on the other Leste Chen was one
of the directors he really admired. Instead of having to choose he
double booked himself to work on both films. Sing Sing said, "I'M
LIVIN' IT was a story about the homeless. HOME SWEET HOME's character
was in a rich family. The differences were enormous. Luckily each
character had very solid designs, very easy to grasp. With experience
I was able to get into character very quickly."
HOME SWEET HOME was shot completely in Korea. In order to
achieve the unique artistic style that the director was after, they
looked for a house with a basement in Korea for the shoot. Sing Sing
over those few months commuted between Hong Kong and Korea, and at the
same time he had to get into the dark and cold condition of the role.
However Sing Sing did not bring that negative emotion home. When he
saw the two cuties at home, they were the miracle cure for his emotional
Despite years in film, Sing Sing once fell into the character's
dark side. He said, "The hardest character to leave was THE MURDERER
(SAK YUN FAN). Each time I was interviewed I would be reminded that I
was the murdered. The nightmare never ended, in dreams I seemed to
have killed someone. Instead I would ask myself where were the bodies
buried. The character gave me quite a deep experience. After the
promotion ended, I put my energy in other interests and slowly
distracted my attention to be able to leave the role completely."
For Sing Sing, playing dark character was already child's play.
Would he consider giving comedy a try? He said that he kept wanting to
try different genres. Real actors should try any and all characters,
but in recent years drama has been featured, very few comedy directors
have appeared. He has not tried comedy in the past decade. His
comedic cell could be slowly found, without the burden of being an idol
or Papa. He joked that he was very funny, especially when he was trying
to cheer up his daughter.
The film had many dinner scenes, in the past "prop" food was
only good to look at and not to eat. This time the director put great
emphasis on dinner scenes. Sing Sing explained, "Many dinner table
talks were used to get the audience into the mood. I would talk about
the cuisine that my wife personally cooked for me. Thus cuisine was a
requirement. The director even hired real chefs to be on the set.
Each meal was made piping hot with real material. We never tried that
before. After the cameras stopped we still kept eating. It was really
very delicious, I remember in one scene we had steaks, the steak was
slow cooked for 24 hours. It was very tasty, I am still savoring it
now. Usually for movies ice cold prop dishes were prepared, this time
it was great."
Recently Sing Sing fell in love with calligraphy. His wife
Moka Fang shared his work on social media before. Sing Sing said, "Due
to the pandemic concerts and movies were temporarily suspended, I too
stopped and took a break. I spent more time with my family and
daughters. After children went to bed early I would have my own time
to learn. The motivation for learning calligraphy was because I liked
to draw. Actually seven years ago I started to collect Zao Wou-Ki's
work. So far I have over ten items in my collection. I admired Zao
the most for mixing Chinese ink with Western style, but I am not
collecting to invest. When I looked at the work at home I would
naturally be happy. Since then I started to watch people
teach painting online. Calligraphy was helpful to painting, so I
began to study calligraphy with an instructor. I am still learning. I
believed that if you are willing to learn and practice hard, anyone
would be able to do it." Have his daughter been learning as well?
Sing Sing said, "She is in the children's class. She is learning words.
I am teaching her to write." Sing Sing did not give up his racing
hobby, only the pandemic did not permit it. He realized that in life
many things would change due to the condition, thus other interests
were born for him to improve himself.
As the pandemic faded in Hong Kong, Sing Sing revealed that
starting next month he would begin working on movies and hinted that
this year he definitely would perform a concert. He has already met
with the team and would announce the details later. Was he confident
that the capacity would return to 100% admission rate once his show
began? Sing Sing said, "I have to wait to announce which venue it will
be at, I can only say that it will be an all new concert." When asked
if it will be a new venue, Sing Sing kept his mouth shut and asked
everyone to watch HOME SWEET HOME first.
Johnnie To says that Ringo Lam's final film SEPTET showed another Ringo Lam
Carrie Ng was the female lead in CITY ON FIRE and she thanked Ringo Lam for choosing her courtesy of mingpao.com
In memory of the late famous Hong Kong director Ringo
Lam Lan Tung, the Ringo Lam Retrospective opened two days ago. For 10
days over 10 of Lam Lan Tung's classic films will be screened, including
ACES GO PLACES IV (JUI GAI PAK DONG CHIN LEI GAU CHAI POR), PRISON ON
FIRE (GAM YUK FUNG WON), FULL CONTACT (HUP DOH GO FEI), FULL ALERT (GO
DOH GAI BEI), IRON TRIANGLE (TEET SAM GOK), WILD CITY (MAI SING) and his
final film SEPTET.
This time director Lam Lan Tung's retrospective opened with his
classic film CITY ON FIRE. The closing film would be his final film
SEPTET to bring his personal film retrospective to a full stop. Earlier
the opening ceremony invited director Lam Lan Tung's wife and son, good
friend Johnnie To Kei Fung, Teddy Robin Kwan, Yau Nai Hoi, Soi Cheang Pou
Soi, Carrie Ng Ka Lai, Mimi Kung Chi Yan and others to remember director
Lam Lan Tung under the silver screen. Before the screening To Kei Fung,
Teddy Robin and Ng Ka Lai spoke.
Teddy Robin Kwan provided the music score for CITY ON FIRE (LUNG
FU FUNG WON). "I was very honored to become good friends with Ah Tung.
often I would ask Tung San to tea. Very fortunately, CITY ON FIRE was
the first film that Tung San and I worked together on. I really felt
very honored, because I felt this was the most important moment. It
was also my favorite. Tung San with this film won the Hong Kong Film
Award Best Director, at the same time this film also received the Golden
Horse award Best Film Song nomination. I hope everyone would be able to
pay attention to it and enjoy it more."
Ng Ka Lai in CITY ON FIRE was the female lead. "I was very
honored to be able to participate in this film. 34 years ago, when I
was still an ordinary female artist at TVB, I was very surprised that
Tung San chose me to be the female lead. At the time I was working with
Fat Gor and played his girlfriend, looking back at the scene, I played
a woman of the night. Tung San were very hand off and let us work,
without any special restriction. I remember the most in one scene I
sat across from Chow Yun Fat. I put out a cigarette on Fat Gor's
hand. I felt Tung San liked this type of 'realistic' performance. I
hope everyone would remember Tung San together. I also thank him very
much for making so many good movies for everyone and leaving excellent
work for the audience to enjoy."
As for good friend Johnnie To Kei Fung he said, "Again thank
you everyone for attending this event, I have already said it many times.
I really don't have anything to say. I represent Mrs. Lam Lan Tung,
Mabel, and thank everyone. The only comfort I feel is that before Ah
Tung left he left such a good film, SEPTET (CHUT YUN LOK DUI). He
displayed another Lam Lan Tung, completely not the Ah Tung I would
imagine. I also never though that such a result would appear. I hope
everyone would go to the movies and support SEPTET."