Tuesday, October 19, 2021

[2021.10.20] FOR THE WEEK ENDING SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17 2021

For the week ending Sunday October 17 2021
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10 THE COMEBACK TRAIL
    d. George Gallo
    Robert DeNiro, Tommy Lee Jones, Morgan Freeman, Zach Braff


9 ZERO TO HERO
  AKA : ON YOUR MOM, GET SET, GO!
  Can : Ma Ma Dik Sun Kei Siu Ji
  Lit : Ma Ma's Wonder Kid
    d. Jimmy Wan Chi Wan
    Sandra Ng Kwan Yu, Louis Cheung Kai Chung, Leung Chun Hang,
      Mason Fung Ho Yeung, Tony Wu Tsz Tung, Chin Siu Ho,
      Lo Hoi Pang, Yeung Wai Lun, Locker Lam Ka Hei,
      Ng Siu Hin, Lok Wing, Chung Suet Ying, Mak Pui Tung
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 103 mins.
  Opening August 12 2021
  Teaser : https://youtu.be/byBgUOK1Cbg
  fb : https://www.facebook.com/zerotoherofilm
  ig : https://www.instagram.com/zerotoherofilm

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    This film is based on the story of So Wa Wai, the medal-winning Paralympic athlete. It teaches audiences that even people who "lose on the starting line" can achieve victory as long as they persist.

    Soon after birth, Wai was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, which made him hard of hearing and even unable to walk normally. But under a strict training regimen from his mother, Wai eventually learned how to walk and was even invited into the Hong Kong Disabled Track and Field Team. Wai has participated in multiple Paralympic Games and won many gold medals. To this day, he is still the record holder for men's 100-meter and 200-meter at the Paralympics. For his achievements, he has earned the nickname "Wizard Boy".

    Wai wanted to be a full-time athlete, but due to his father's work injury, he chooses to become a courier instead to support his family. He tries to balance between work and training, but his mother begins to arrange ad appearances and paid appearances on his behalf. Soon, he falls out with Fong, his coach, for neglecting his training, and he begins to fight back against his mother's control. At the 2008 Paralympic Games, Wai finds himself under unprecedented pressure from the match and his fallout with his mother.

    Fortunately, Wai repaired his relationship with his mother, and he received encouragement from his father and fellow competitors before the match. In the end, he not only wins the race, but also sets a new world record for the men's 200-meter sprint. As he stands on the podium with pop hit "Boundless Sky" playing in the background, he finds himself filled with pride as all 90,000 people inside the Bird's Nest sing along with the song.

    But Wai actually has a more important motivation for winning the gold medal: Wai wants to share the gold medal with his mother, who didn't have a piece of gold when she got married. Now, she can finally proudly wear the gold that she's waited her entire adult life for.


  8 #PTGF
  AKA : PART-TIME GIRLFRIEND
  Can : #PTGF Chook Jo Nui Yau
  Lit : #PTGF Rental Girlfriend
    d. Terry Cheng Fung Lan
    Chiu Sin Hang, Larine Tang Yueping, Nami Chun Chor Ying,
      Justin Cheung Kin Sing, Kaki Sham, Deon Cheung Chung Chi,
      Ashina Kwok Yik Sum, Charlie Ngan Ming Hon,
      Charlotte Cheung Pui Lok, Kiwi Ching Mei Tuen, Rose Ma Chun Yi,
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 109 mins.
  Opening September 9 2021 (POSTPONED)
  Opening September 21 2021
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/sRQD9bit7BI

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    Based on true event, the story starts with Ka Chun, an ordinary white-collar, storms the city by leaking over 3,000 photos of part-time-girlfriends (PTGF).

    After a series of unfortunate love, Ka Chun decides to seek relationships with PTGF and soon becomes a master on YouTube admired by thousands of netizens, namely "Score of 100". A life turning point emerges when Ka Chun finds out that the girl Tsz Shun he has a crush on is also a PTGF.

    How would they overcome the hardship and survive in the cruel world of internet?


  7 MY COUNTRY, MY PARENTS
  Can : Ngor Wor Ngor Dik Fu Bui
    d. Wu Jing, Zhang Ziyi, Xu Zheng, Shen Teng
    Wu Jing, Zhang Ziyi, Xu Zheng, Shen Teng, Han Haolin, Song Jia,
      Oho Ou, Jiao Shengxiang, Tao Hong, Jia Bing, Kitty Zhang Yuqi,
      Ni Hongjie, Fan Yujie, Zhang Jianya, Zhang Zhihua, Zhang Guoqiang,
      Ning Li, Hu Ke, Sha Yi
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 158 mins.
  Opening October 14 2021
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/eq3nNKqu3zo


  6 THE LAST DUEL
    d. Ridley Scott
    Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, Ben Affleck


  5 SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS
    d. Destin Daniel Cretton
      Sima Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Zhang Meng'er, Fala Chen
      Michelle Yeoh (Yeung Chi King), Yuen Wah, Florian Munteanu


  4 DUNE
    d. Denis Villeneuve
    Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Issac, Josh Brolin,
      Stellan Skarssgard, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya,
      Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling,
      Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem


  3 THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2
    d. Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon, Laura Brousseau
    Animation
    English Voices: Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz
    Cantonese Voices: Christine Ng Wing Mei, Aaron Chow Chi Kwan


  2 NO TIME TO DIE
    d. Cary Joji Fukunaga
    Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw,
      Naomie Harris, Billy Magnussen, Ana de Armas, David Denick,
      Rory Kinnear, Dali Benssalah,
      Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Weltz, Ralph Fiennes




  1 VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNGE
    d. Andy Serkis
    Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris,
      Reid Scott, Stephen Graham, Woody Harrelson

[2021.10.20] FOR THE WEEK STARTING SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16 2021

For the week starting Saturday, October 16 2021 (Week 42)

VIUTV CHILL CLUB CHART


  5 MY DEAR FRIEND
  Keung To

  4 THAT'S IT FOR NOW
  Can : Hai Gum Sin La
  MC $oHo and KidNey ft. Kayan9896

  3 WASTED FIREWOOD
  Can : Fai Chai
  Terence Siufay

  2 MORTAL WORLD BEAUTY
  Can : Chun Sai Mei
  Endy Chow Kwok Yin


  1 WE ARE
  Can : Ngor Moon
  Ronald Cheng Chung Kei

Monday, October 18, 2021

[2021.10.19] IVANA WONG SINGS LOUIS CHEUNG'S FILM THEME SONG

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Ivana Wong Yuen Chi sang the theme song HAND for the Louis Cheung Kai Chung and Chrissie Chau Sau Na starred film MADALENA. This song was the first theme song Ah Chung created for a movie, thus he personally went to the recording studio to thank Ivana for her help. He also praised her performance as very outstanding. Having seen the film's trailer, Ivana said, "When I sang a lot of visuals were in my mind, it was like I was telling story through the song. 'HAND' made me think of intimacy, separation and union, because there is a time for us to hold hands and a time for us to let go."

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

[2021.10.14] FOR THE WEEK ENDING SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 2021

For the week ending Sunday October 10 2021
Photos courtesy of Yahoo! Movies Hong Kong



10 ZERO TO HERO
  AKA : ON YOUR MOM, GET SET, GO!
  Can : Ma Ma Dik Sun Kei Siu Ji
  Lit : Ma Ma's Wonder Kid
    d. Jimmy Wan Chi Wan
    Sandra Ng Kwan Yu, Louis Cheung Kai Chung, Leung Chun Hang,
      Mason Fung Ho Yeung, Tony Wu Tsz Tung, Chin Siu Ho,
      Lo Hoi Pang, Yeung Wai Lun, Locker Lam Ka Hei,
      Ng Siu Hin, Lok Wing, Chung Suet Ying, Mak Pui Tung
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 103 mins.
  Opening August 12 2021
  Teaser : https://youtu.be/byBgUOK1Cbg
  fb : https://www.facebook.com/zerotoherofilm
  ig : https://www.instagram.com/zerotoherofilm

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    This film is based on the story of So Wa Wai, the medal-winning Paralympic athlete. It teaches audiences that even people who "lose on the starting line" can achieve victory as long as they persist.

    Soon after birth, Wai was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, which made him hard of hearing and even unable to walk normally. But under a strict training regimen from his mother, Wai eventually learned how to walk and was even invited into the Hong Kong Disabled Track and Field Team. Wai has participated in multiple Paralympic Games and won many gold medals. To this day, he is still the record holder for men's 100-meter and 200-meter at the Paralympics. For his achievements, he has earned the nickname "Wizard Boy".

    Wai wanted to be a full-time athlete, but due to his father's work injury, he chooses to become a courier instead to support his family. He tries to balance between work and training, but his mother begins to arrange ad appearances and paid appearances on his behalf. Soon, he falls out with Fong, his coach, for neglecting his training, and he begins to fight back against his mother's control. At the 2008 Paralympic Games, Wai finds himself under unprecedented pressure from the match and his fallout with his mother.

    Fortunately, Wai repaired his relationship with his mother, and he received encouragement from his father and fellow competitors before the match. In the end, he not only wins the race, but also sets a new world record for the men's 200-meter sprint. As he stands on the podium with pop hit "Boundless Sky" playing in the background, he finds himself filled with pride as all 90,000 people inside the Bird's Nest sing along with the song.

    But Wai actually has a more important motivation for winning the gold medal: Wai wants to share the gold medal with his mother, who didn't have a piece of gold when she got married. Now, she can finally proudly wear the gold that she's waited her entire adult life for.


  9 ESCAPE FROM MOGADISHU
    d. Ryoo Seung-Wan
    Kim Yoon-seok, Huh Joon-ho, Jo In-sung, Koo Kyo-hwan, Kim So-jin,
    Joung Man-sik, Kim Jae-hw, Park Gyeong-hye
  Length : 121 mins.
  Opening September 15 2021
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/iF7e8bp3KUc

[ HONG KONG MOVIE 6 ]
    In the late 1980s, at the height of the Cold War, a diplomatic skirmish between North and South Korea breaks out on the African continent over the latter's campaign to join the United Nations. In Autumn 1990, three years after the opening of a South Korean embassy, Somalia's capital Mogadishu is engulfed in civil war, leaving the South Korean diplomats trapped. The North Korean embassy, meanwhile, faces the same situation. The diplomats of these two nations, who in the outside world are sworn enemies, become targets for the hails of bullets fired by both Somali government forces and the rebels in the chaos of civil war. Risking their lives, they embark on a joint escape.


  8 EARWIG AND THE WITCH
  Can : On Nga Yu Mor Nui
    d. Goro Miyazaki
    Japanese Animationi
  Rating : Ii
  Length : 83 mins.i
  Opening September 30 2021i
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/L71GNcvJQqM

[ HONG KONG MOVIE 6 ]
    Earwig, a 10 year old orphan girl, has grown up in a home for children where she always gets her way, and never wants for anything. One day, she is visited by a strange couple: a gaudy looking woman who goes by the name Bella Yaga, and a lanky gentleman called Mandrake. They take Earwig back to their abode.

    "I'm a witch. I brought you into this house...because I need another pair of hands."

    "You agree that you'll teach me everything you know about magic. And I agree to remain here and help you out!"

    So begins Earwig's agreement with Bella Yaga, and her new life working as a witch's helper. However, all the hostile woman does is work the defiant girl to the bone, without teaching her even a smidgen of magic.

    For the first time ever, Earwig finds herself at someone else's beck and call, So she joins forces with Bella Yaga's familiar, a magic savvy black cat named Thomas, and goes on the counterattack!


  7 THE MEDIUM
    d. Banjong Pisanthanakun
    Sawanee Utoomma, Narilya Gulmongkolpech, Sirani Yankittikan
  Rating : III
  Length : 131 mins.
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/PEABO2HTWdc
  Opening September 22 2021 (Preview)

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    A horrifying story of a shaman's inheritance in the Isan region of Thailand.

    What could be possessing a family member might not be the Goddess they make it out to be.

    A documentary team follows Nim, a shaman based in Northern Thai, the Isan area, and encounters her niece Mink showing strange symptoms that seem to be of inheritance of shamanism. The team decides to follow Mink, hoping to capture the shaman lineage passing on to the next generation, but her bizarre behavior becomes more extreme.


  6 THE COMEBACK TRAIL
    d. George Gallo
    Robert DeNiro, Tommy Lee Jones, Morgan Freeman, Zach Braff


  5 #PTGF
  AKA : PART-TIME GIRLFRIEND
  Can : #PTGF Chook Jo Nui Yau
  Lit : #PTGF Rental Girlfriend
    d. Terry Cheng Fung Lan
    Chiu Sin Hang, Larine Tang Yueping, Nami Chun Chor Ying,
      Justin Cheung Kin Sing, Kaki Sham, Deon Cheung Chung Chi,
      Ashina Kwok Yik Sum, Charlie Ngan Ming Hon,
      Charlotte Cheung Pui Lok, Kiwi Ching Mei Tuen, Rose Ma Chun Yi,
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 109 mins.
  Opening September 9 2021 (POSTPONED)
  Opening September 21 2021
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/sRQD9bit7BI

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    Based on true event, the story starts with Ka Chun, an ordinary white-collar, storms the city by leaking over 3,000 photos of part-time-girlfriends (PTGF).

    After a series of unfortunate love, Ka Chun decides to seek relationships with PTGF and soon becomes a master on YouTube admired by thousands of netizens, namely "Score of 100". A life turning point emerges when Ka Chun finds out that the girl Tsz Shun he has a crush on is also a PTGF.

    How would they overcome the hardship and survive in the cruel world of internet?


  4 SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS
    d. Destin Daniel Cretton
      Sima Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Zhang Meng'er, Fala Chen
      Michelle Yeoh (Yeung Chi King), Yuen Wah, Florian Munteanu


  3 DUNE
    d. Denis Villeneuve
    Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Issac, Josh Brolin,
      Stellan Skarssgard, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya,
      Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling,
      Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem


  2 THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2
    d. Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon, Laura Brousseau
    Animation
    English Voices: Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz
    Cantonese Voices: Christine Ng Wing Mei, Aaron Chow Chi Kwan




  1 NO TIME TO DIE
    d. Cary Joji Fukunaga
    Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw,
      Naomie Harris, Billy Magnussen, Ana de Armas, David Denick,
      Rory Kinnear, Dali Benssalah,
      Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Weltz, Ralph Fiennes

[2021.10.14] CHIN KAR LOK CONFIRMS JACKIE CHAN'S PARTICIPATION IN THE DOCUMENTARY

Ruco Chan and Phoebe Sin

Chin Kar Lok, Angela Tong and their children
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Chin Siu Tung (top), Andrew Lau

Ruco Chan does not resist Phoebe Sin's punch to the face
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The documentary film KUNG FU STUNTMEN two nights ago held its premiere during the Number 8 hurricane signal. Many industry insiders attended in support, including Chin Kar Lok with his wife and two daughters, directors Andrew Lau Wai Keung, Ching Siu Tung, Ruco Chan Jin Pang and his wife Phoebe Sin Man Yau. Chin Kar Lok revealed that actually Jackie Chan shot a video in support, but due to his image right issues it could not be used.

As one of the producers of KUNG, Chin Kar Lok said that he had no pressure from box office numbers. He pointed out that at first a Mainland producer wanted to make a movie about kung fu stuntmen. He then suggested making a documentary. He did not want it to be too commercial. In turn many big brothers were willing to help. "I really want to thank the directors and many big brothers for being willing to help with me with fulfilling this dream. It's very rare to come together so well!" However Jackie Chan was missing? Kar Lok explained that actually Big Brother Jackie Chan personally shot a video for them, but due to very complicated image right issues they had to cut it out.

For the premiere two nights ago, Kar Lok said that he spent a lot of time to invite the guests. He invited most of them personally. When he invited Ching Siu Tung, because he rarely attended premieres, Kar Lok spent almost a hour on the phone before he successfully invited him. Kar Lok also started as a stuntman, so he probably had wounds all over? He joked, "If we have been on the job until our age but still don't have any would, then that person was 'slacking off' in his youth!"

In addition, Ruco Chan Chin Pang took his wife Phoebe Sin Man Yau to the premiere. He joked that it was all thanks to the Number Eight hurricane signal, because he was working on two series at the same time. The typhoon cancelled all the shoots. "So we can come to the movies for a date!" Jin Pang said that in his heart, the feeling that kung fu stuntmen gave him was very meaningful. First they represented Hong Kong, secondly he usually would work on a lot of action scenes. However in comparison to the real kung fu stuntmen, his was only for show!

Has Sin Man Yau worried about Jing Pang getting hurt from the constant action scenes? She answered, "He is very agile! At home we would occasionally spar!" Who has won more? She joked, "Of course me! haha!" Jin Pang also joked, "Then you understand why I am so agile! I know how to dodge, haha!" He then praised his wife for actually being very attentive. Occasionally when he returned home with a bruise from working on a series, his wife would immediately rub medicated oil on him. However even despite he is a father now, Jin Pang said that he still would not hold back on action scenes. He said, "It's very hard, if your action isn't as dangerous as before it wouldn't be as entertaining. However of course I would take all the safety precautions first, working to the best of my abilities for the audience to enjoy!"

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

[2021.10.13] FOR THE WEEK STARTING SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9 2021

For the week starting Saturday, October 9 2021 (Week 41)

VIUTV CHILL CLUB CHART


  5 WASTED FIREWOOD
  Can : Fai Chai
  Terence Siufay

  4 WHEN THE SUN RISES LET THE STREET LAMPS SLEEP
  Can : Yut Chook Si Yeung Gai Dun On Shui
  Gin Lee Hung Ngai (featuring Jacky Cheung Hok Yau)

  3 TIME TRAVEL
  Can : Yik Si Che Jam
  Kaho Hung

  2 MY DEAR FRIEND
  Keung To


  1 I WANNA BE WITH YOU
  Can : Ngor Seung Wor Nei Ho Ho Dik
  Panther Chan Lui

[2021.10.13] CHLOE SO TRIES COMEDY IN A GHOST MOVIE

Chloe So

Ashina Kwok
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Chloe So Ho Yi, Ashina Kwok Yik Sum and Ling Man Lung starred in the film SCA3RY (MAN GWAI 3 BO). The cast earlier gathered at the set for a production start worship ceremony. Chloe in recent years worked on many horror films and seemed to already be "scared of nothing". That day she and Kwok Yik Sum both made the "very scared" expression, having a little fun before the production.

The film would consist of three parts. Ling Man Lung, Kaki Sham, Fat Cheong and Chung Suet Ying would star in the prison segment. Ling Man Lung said, "Actually this is an interesting comedy, I am very afraid of watching ghost movies. If it's purely a ghost movie I might not have taken it. However it's a comedy that can bring joy. I can give it a try." Aaron Chow Chi Kwan and Chloe would be working together for a second time, coincidentally both films were related to the supernatural.

Monday, October 11, 2021

[2021.10.12] CHRISSIE CHAU GREW THINNER AS THE FILM SHOOT WENT ON

Chrissie Chau grew so much thinner for the film that fans urged her to eat more

Louis Cheung dropped pounds for the role and could compete with Chrissie Chau on who would be thinner

Chrissie Chau and Louis Cheung had many intimate scenes.  Luckily they had chemistry and easily got through them
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Artists Chrissie Chau Sau Na and Louis Cheung Kai Chung worked together again in a new film. Ah Chung for the new film sacrificed his muscles, while Chau Sau Na lost her brain cells as she grew thinner and thinner under the suppressed emotions! They had a romantic hair washing scene, but Ah Chung joked that whether he was romantic, the "user" Kay Tse On Kay would have to be asked!

Chau Sau Na and Cheung Kai Chung starred in the film MADALENA, which was about to open. Ah Chung pointed out that the greatest challenge was the role had no funny part at all unlike his usual roles. In order to coordinate with the character's down-and-out image he even deliberately reduced his muscles. He said, "The film was shot in Macau. During the quarantine period I ran in the room. With the aid of the costumes, once I stood next to laborers to watch Chrissie at work. The team couldn't find me!" Chrissie has contributed a lot of effort. She stated, "A lot of brain cells died, because the character was very suppressed. Before the shoot I had a great appetite, but as the shoot went on I grew thinner. I couldn't eat."

In the film they had a kiss and car make-out scenes. They said that since they were already in character, they would not be awkward but have some difficulties. Chrissie said, "The car was very narrow inside, we were often hitting our heads and legs. We also had to accommodate the cinematographer's angles." Speaking of the scene in which Chrissie washed Ah Chung's hair, Ah Chung felt that this was ordinarily romantic. When asked if he has washed his wife Kay Tse On Kay's hair? He said, "No, she hasn't washed mine either. (Are you a romantic person?) You have to ask the user for her opinion, I of course feel I am." Chrissie bore witness for her co-star. "I feel he is, because he came up with some of the romantic parts in the film."

Some film critics praised Chrissie's acting. Was she confident about challenging for the Best Actress award? She humbly said that she has not thought about it. She was already happy from the compliments. Ah Chung said that he would describe her as "open". In several scenes he saw her radiating.

[2021.10.12] LEUNG CHUNG HANG IS BUSY WITH HIS MUSICAL REHEARSAL

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Multiple Paralympic Games gold medalist and former Hong Kong representative So Wa Wai and the actor who played So Wa Wai in the film ZERO TO HERO (MA MA DIK SUN KEI SIU JI) Leung Chung Hang yesterday attended a "blood cell gene mutation" exhibit. Leung Chung Hang revealed that because he was still young, so far he still has not had a physical examination. However as he aged, he felt the need to do so. His health condition has always been great. Normally he rarely had cold and flu, he played basketball and worked out leisurely. In addition he was a stage actor, everyday before rehearsal he would stretch and had more opportunities to move around.

Currently he was busy with the musical THE WOMAN IN KENZO, and he still had a few days before the stage performance. He said, "I would perform 10 shows, I would sing and dance. Although I don't have a dance background, fortunately I had contact with it before at the academy. To me it wouldn't be something completely new, but it would be more exhausting. In comparison to other actors I already don't consider myself having a time, they have even more dance portions."

Sunday, October 10, 2021

[2021.10.11] WONG KAR WAI'S NFT WITH SOTHEBY SOLD FOR HK$ 4.28 MILLION

The IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE - DAY ONE NFT recorded 92 seconds from Wong Kar Wai's first day on the film and was sold for over HK$ 4.28 million

Wong Kar Wai

The yellow jacket Leslie Cheung wore in HAPPY TOGETHER sold for 156,000 more than the starting bid of 600,000

The Last Man Standing - Vertical poster, autographed and hand-painted by Wong Kar Wai, had a fierce competition
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Reaching international renown with a Cannes Film Festival Best Director prize for HAPPY TOGETHER, Wong Kar Wai and Hong Kong Sotheby modern art held an auction on the 9th and the 10th. Wong Kar Wai's first NFT, IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE - DAY ONE, was also the first Asian film NFT to appear at an international auction. In the end it was sold for HK$ 4.284 million. The yellow jacket Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing wore in HAPPY TOGETHER was sold for 756,000. The Jet Tone Archive auctioned off 30 items, the "Last Man Standing - Vertical" poster started the bidding at HK$ 200,000 and yesterday was finally sold for HK$ 529,200.

Wong Kar Wai collaborated with Sotheby's as an artist, a collector and a planner on the IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE- DAY ONE NFT, which recorded 92 seconds of IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE's first day in production on February 13th, 1999. Wong Kar Wai wrote, "All creation originates from a single thought. The 'Humane King Sutra' describes that every thought consists of 90 flashes, and within each flash lives 900 sparks and extinguishments. Where did the first thought of In the Mood for Love originate from? Hard to say. What's certain was that 13 February 1999, was the first day when I put that thought into action. The first day of every film production is like the first date with your dream lover; it is filled with fright and delight, like skating on thin ice. An arrow never returns to its bow; twenty years on, this arrow is still soaring." The starting bid on this item was HK$ 2 million. Two days ago it was auctioned and sold for HK$ 4.284 million, with a certificated of authenticity issued by Jet Tone Archive and signed by Wong Kar Wai. As for the yellow leather jacket Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing wore in HAPPY TOGETHER, its starting bid was HK$ 600,000 and it was sold for 756,000.

In addition, Wong Kar Wai attentively chose 30 items that were related to his films for the auction yesterday. Most were costumes, props, photos and posters from his films, as well as works of his long time professional partners like William Chang Suk Ping, Christopher Doyle (To Ho Fung), Wing Shya (Ha Wing Hong) and Ronald Zee (Tsui Chi Chun), and creations from different regions' artist and designers who specifically designed for the Jet Tone 30th anniversary. Among the 30 items, "The Last Man Standing" vertical poster that was autographed and hand-painted by Wong Kar Wai had a particularly fierce competition. In the end the buyer bid HK$529,200 to win the prize. As for 'The Last Man Standing' horizontal poster the winning bid was HK$ 252,000. The theme originally was a line from Ip Man in The GRANDMASTER, "Kung Fu - two words. Horizontal. Vertical." The poster designer Ronald Zee was inspired by it and designed a horizontal and a vertical poster. At the time originally two sets of 4 film posters were planned, in the end due to time constraint only the first was printed for an official poster and was revealed at the Hong Kong premiere. The other 3 never saw the light of day. This time the most initial design returned and completed the "horizontal. vertical." appearance.

As for the HAPPY TOGETHER DIPTYCH, its starting bid was 150,000 and the winning bid was 478,800. This work was a Wong Kar Wai and Tino Kwan Wing Kuen collaboration. Back then the HAPPY TOGETHER poster was printed with the traditional offset printing technique. The DIPTYCH was produced through the modern lighting approach and the preserved HAPPY TOGETHER's traditional cyan, magenta, yellow and key (black) split. Among director Wong Kar Wai's autographed posters, the highest bids were for ASHES OF TIME and the two GRANDMASTER posters. They were sold for 138,600 each. Th 2046 director autographed poster was sold for 126,000. The SUMMER IN BEIJING director autographed poster was sold for HK$ 35,280.

[2021.10.11] ANITA MUI'S FANS CELEBRATE THEIR IDOL'S BIRTHDAY

Anita Mui's fans celebrate their idol's birthday

Tony Leung Chiu Wai posted a photo with Anita Mui and Carina Lau
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Diva Anita Mui Yim Fong in 2003 tragically passed away from cancer. 18 years have passed, but she stil remained in a group of "Mui fans'" hearts. Yesterday would have been Sister Mui's 58th birthday, aside from her disciples Remus Choy Yat Kit, Denise Ho Wan Si, friends Anita Yuen Wing Yi, Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Josie Ho Chiu Wai posting photos to remember her, a group of loyal Mui fans under the number 3 hurricane signal went to the wax figure museum, the Mui Yim Fong statue on the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui and Shan Sin Chun Tong in Kowloon City to pay their respect and celebrate their idol's birthday.

Sister Mui's long-time loyal fans established "Mui Nation". Vice president Eva Ng yesterday afternoon with several fans prepared offerings like fresh flowers and fruits to pay their respect at Sister Mui's spirit tablet. Eva and friend Connie spoke to the press and revealed that they have followed Sister Mui since she participated in the New Talent singing contest to now -- for almost 40 years. Even though their idol passed away 18 years go, over the years they would celebrate her birthday despite rain and storm. Two days ago a typhoon brought foul weather to Hong Kong, fortunately yesterday the wind and the rain eased and they were able to celebrate their idol's birthday.

Eva said, "Originally everyone would go to the Lautau Island to pay their respect to Sister Mui, finally due to black rain warning the trip was canceled. Luckily today we are blessed today, later we would go to the Avenue of Stars to present flowers to her statue. Some fans originally would have gone to yesterday's advanced screening of the film ANITA, but later due to the number 8 hurricane signal it was postponed to today -- right on Sister Mui's actual birthday. We believe that it was destined." Connie felt that no one would be able to take Sister Mui's place, although some said that model Louise Wong Dan Nei who played Sister Mui in the film performed very convincingly. They hoped that the film ANITA would bring everyone a positive message and even more understanding of Sister Mui's life.

"Mui Nation" members intended to hold an exhibit on the 20th anniversary of Sister Mui's passing, to continue the spirit that Sister Mui urged everyone to "never give up in anything, if you have faith in perseverance then you would achieve it". The plan would wait for the border to open up gain to have exchanges with Mainland Mui fans.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

[2021.10.09] ALEX FONG CHUNG SHUN AND PATRICK TAM BATTLE IN COURT

Alex Fong Chung Shun and Patrick Tam play lawyer and prosecutor
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Alex Fong Chung Shun, Patrick Tam Yiu Man, Carlos Chan Ka Lok starred in the film THE ATTORNEY (YUT CUP JI HUNG) will open on October 28th. Yesterday its official poster was released. The cast included Fong Chung Shun, Tam Yiu Man, Chan Ka Lok, Kenneth Tsang Kong, Justin Cheung Kin Sing, Jeana Ho Pui Yu and the late Liu Kai Chi.

Fong Chung Shun, Tam Yiu Man and Chan Ka Lok took to the court in the film. Fong Chung Shun played a famous big time city lawyer with 20 victories in a row. Ten years ago he represented the victim of a shopping center collapse against the construction company but suffered a loss. Since then suspicions grew about the law in his heart while his career continued to soar. Uncle Chi played a tycoon whose wife passed away early on. His beloved only daughter was murdered and he vowed to find the killer. Tam Yiu Man played a top justice department prosecutor who has always firmly believed the law to be the foundation of a stable Hong Kong. Chan Ka Lok in the film played a new but passionate lawyer who suffered 20 defeats in a row.

[2021.10.09] FRIENDS REMEMBER ANITA MUI AHEAD OF HER BIRTHDAY

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The film company released a special edition poster to commemorate what would have been Anita Mui's birthday

Ben Lam

Dayo Wong
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The Louise Wong Dan Nei starred film ANITA (MUI YIM FONG) chronicled the brilliant life of the late female singer Anita Mui Yim Fong. Although the film would not be officially released until November 12th, many industry artists have already caught an early glimpse at special screenings. On what would have been Sister Mui's 58th birthday on October 10th, the film company would create a video with thoughts of her various from artists, friends and fans around the world. They would include Dayo Wong Tsz Wah, Ben Lam Kwok Bun, Tony Leung Ka Fai and others. Louis Cheung Kai Chung, Gordon Lam Ka Tung, Lawrence Cheng Tan Shui, Vivian Lai Shui Yan, Helena Law Lan, Wu Fung, Stanley Kwan Kam Peng, Cheung Tat Ming, Lam Yi Kei, Annie Liu On Lai, Lin Yim Fai, Ms. So (Anita Mui International Fan Club president), Alvina Kong Yan Yin and others would also deliver their onscreen messages for Sister Mui.

Sister Mui's former film co-star Wong Tsz Wah said, "Mui Yim Fong of course we miss you!" Sister Mui's close friend Lam Kwok Bun said, "I wish you well, we will see each other in the future." Leung Ka Fai, who has worked with Mui Yim Fong countless times, said, "Everyone adore you so much, everyone love you so much." Kong Yan Yin said, "I feel you did what would take us ten lifetimes to do in a very short time." Law Lan also said that she missed Sister Mui. In addition, fans from Hong Kong and around the world said, "We miss you, Anita" on camera to express their feeling for Mui Yim Fong.

ANITA will not officially open until November, the 4 charity screenings to be held this month have rapidly sold out. Now two more shows have been added for November 6th and 7th, the proceeds would be donated to the Joyful (Mental Health) Foundation. Many advanced screenings have made donations to different charitable organizations, the goals of which were to continue Mui Yim Fong's principles of generosity and kindness to help others and keep Mui Yim Fong's love going.

[2021.10.09] GOD OF GAMBLERS CHOW YUN FAT FALLS ON HARD TIMES

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Best Actor Chow Yun Fat has not have a new release in a long time. Two years ago he finally worked on the film BE WATER, MY FRIEND (GUONG FAI SHUI YUET), which was the film that Anita Yuen Wing Yi waited for 29 years to "fulfill her dream".

As the entire city looked forward to the new film, recently release rumor has surfaced finally. When someone online in the Mainland watched the war film THE BATTLE AT LAKE CHANG AN they realized that Chow Yun Fat and Len Len's new film trailer was being shown. Its title went from the Mainland title of GIU YEUNG SHUI YUET to NGOR BUT SI DOH SUN (I AM NOT THE GOD OF GAMBLERS). In the film Chow Yun Fat actually would lose every gamble, with the narration, "Do you think you are like back then, so glorious in Hong Kong? It's time to pay off the debts." However the trailer still did not have a confirmed release date.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

[2021.10.08] TERESA MO TEAMS UP WITH MORE MIRROR MEMBERS ON NEW FILM

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Keung To and Jer Lau Ying Ting caught director Kearen Pang Sau Wai's eyes and worked with Best Actress Teresa Mo Shun Kwan on the Emperor Motion Picture NGOR AH MA YAU JOR DAI YI GOR (MY MA HAS SOMEONE ELSE). Aside from Keung To and Jer, in the middle of the month Sister Mo would work on a new film with Anson Lo Hon Ting and Edan Lui Cheuk On.

Best Actress Mo Shun Kwan has always lent a helping hand to the younger generation. She never minded sharing her years of production experience. In the film NGOR AH MA YAU JOR DAI YI GOR, Mo Shun Kwan did more than just took care of her on screen son Jer and Keung To, she and the younger generation took "sleeping" photos of each other. The entire team became one and tried to have dinner after the shoot to keep in contact, they had no generation gap at all!

After finishing this film, Mo Shun Kwan in the middle of the month would join another team. This time her co-stars would also be MIRROR members, the super popular Anson Lo and Edan. Anson Lo earlier revealed that he would work on a new film and spoke about the new role. "The new character I would play would be cooler, more introverted and with a minor emotional problem. I have never tried any of those in a character. My past roles tended to be gentle, the new role felt very fresh and exciting."

Those in the know revealed, "Edan actually is still working on the ViuTV series i.SWIM, but the team due to each actor's schedule had to halt production. In the middle of this month Edan would be running between the series and the film! Mo Shun Kwan would work with two other members on the movie, which of course would be attractive!"

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

[2021.10.06] FOR THE WEEK ENDING SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3 2021

For the week ending Sunday October 3 2021
Photos courtesy of Yahoo! Movies Hong Kong



10 RAGING FIRE
  Can : No For
  AKA : CROSSFIRE
  Can : For Ping
  Lit : Fire Fight
    d. Benny Chan Muk Sing
    Donnie Yen Chi Tan, Nicholas Tse Ting Fung, Qin Lan,
      Patrick Tam Yiu Man, Kenny Wong Tak Bun, Deep Ng Ho Hong,
      Jeana Ho Pui Yu, Angus Yeung Tin Yu, Bruce Tong Kwan Chi,
      Henry Prince Mak Hung Lei, Yu Kang,
      German Cheung Man Kit, Tony Wu Tsz Tung,
      Ray Lui Leung Wai, Simon Yam Tat Wa, Ben Yuen Fu Wa,
      Ben Lam Kwok Bun, Ken Low Wai Kwong, Carlos Chan Ka Lok
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 126 mins.
  Opening July 30 2021 (POSTPONED)
  Opening August 19 2021
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/mX7D4z9dcOA

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    Shan is a righteous cop who's solved countless cases. One day, his past comes back to haunt him when his sting operation is attacked by a mysterious group of criminals led by Ngo, his former protege.

    Ngo was once a talented cop who admired Shan. However, a terrible accident sent him to prison three years ago, transforming him into a furious man dead set on killing everyone who's wronged him -- including his former mentor.


  9 SINKHOLE
    d. Kim Ji-hoon
    Cha Seoung-won, Kim Sung-kyun, Lee Kwang-soo, Kim Hye-jun
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 114 mins.
  Opening September 2 2021
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/QVue1xvMbBU

[ BROADWAY CIRCUITS ]
    An ordinary office worker Dong-won and his family move into a house he bought after years of saving. Overwhelmed with happiness, he invites his colleagues to a housewarming party, but heavy overnight rain leads to a gigantic sinkhole, and in a mere minute, it swallows up the entire apartment and the people inside. Hundreds of meters down the hole, Dong-won, his neighbor Man-su, and the unfortunate housewarming party guests must find their way out. Rain starts to pour down, filling the sinkhole with water, giving them very little time to get back to the surface.


  8 ESCAPE FROM MOGADISHU
    d. Ryoo Seung-Wan
    Kim Yoon-seok, Huh Joon-ho, Jo In-sung, Koo Kyo-hwan, Kim So-jin,
    Joung Man-sik, Kim Jae-hw, Park Gyeong-hye
  Length : 121 mins.
  Opening September 15 2021
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/iF7e8bp3KUc

[ HONG KONG MOVIE 6 ]
    In the late 1980s, at the height of the Cold War, a diplomatic skirmish between North and South Korea breaks out on the African continent over the latter's campaign to join the United Nations. In Autumn 1990, three years after the opening of a South Korean embassy, Somalia's capital Mogadishu is engulfed in civil war, leaving the South Korean diplomats trapped. The North Korean embassy, meanwhile, faces the same situation. The diplomats of these two nations, who in the outside world are sworn enemies, become targets for the hails of bullets fired by both Somali government forces and the rebels in the chaos of civil war. Risking their lives, they embark on a joint escape.


  7 #PTGF
  AKA : PART-TIME GIRLFRIEND
  Can : #PTGF Chook Jo Nui Yau
  Lit : #PTGF Rental Girlfriend
    d. Terry Cheng Fung Lan
    Chiu Sin Hang, Larine Tang Yueping, Nami Chun Chor Ying,
      Justin Cheung Kin Sing, Kaki Sham, Deon Cheung Chung Chi,
      Ashina Kwok Yik Sum, Charlie Ngan Ming Hon,
      Charlotte Cheung Pui Lok, Kiwi Ching Mei Tuen, Rose Ma Chun Yi,
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 109 mins.
  Opening September 9 2021 (POSTPONED)
  Opening September 21 2021
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/sRQD9bit7BI

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    Based on true event, the story starts with Ka Chun, an ordinary white-collar, storms the city by leaking over 3,000 photos of part-time-girlfriends (PTGF).

    After a series of unfortunate love, Ka Chun decides to seek relationships with PTGF and soon becomes a master on YouTube admired by thousands of netizens, namely "Score of 100". A life turning point emerges when Ka Chun finds out that the girl Tsz Shun he has a crush on is also a PTGF.

    How would they overcome the hardship and survive in the cruel world of internet?


  6 ZERO TO HERO
  AKA : ON YOUR MOM, GET SET, GO!
  Can : Ma Ma Dik Sun Kei Siu Ji
  Lit : Ma Ma's Wonder Kid
    d. Jimmy Wan Chi Wan
    Sandra Ng Kwan Yu, Louis Cheung Kai Chung, Leung Chun Hang,
      Mason Fung Ho Yeung, Tony Wu Tsz Tung, Chin Siu Ho,
      Lo Hoi Pang, Yeung Wai Lun, Locker Lam Ka Hei,
      Ng Siu Hin, Lok Wing, Chung Suet Ying, Mak Pui Tung
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 103 mins.
  Opening August 12 2021
  Teaser : https://youtu.be/byBgUOK1Cbg
  fb : https://www.facebook.com/zerotoherofilm
  ig : https://www.instagram.com/zerotoherofilm

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    This film is based on the story of So Wa Wai, the medal-winning Paralympic athlete. It teaches audiences that even people who "lose on the starting line" can achieve victory as long as they persist.

    Soon after birth, Wai was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, which made him hard of hearing and even unable to walk normally. But under a strict training regimen from his mother, Wai eventually learned how to walk and was even invited into the Hong Kong Disabled Track and Field Team. Wai has participated in multiple Paralympic Games and won many gold medals. To this day, he is still the record holder for men's 100-meter and 200-meter at the Paralympics. For his achievements, he has earned the nickname "Wizard Boy".

    Wai wanted to be a full-time athlete, but due to his father's work injury, he chooses to become a courier instead to support his family. He tries to balance between work and training, but his mother begins to arrange ad appearances and paid appearances on his behalf. Soon, he falls out with Fong, his coach, for neglecting his training, and he begins to fight back against his mother's control. At the 2008 Paralympic Games, Wai finds himself under unprecedented pressure from the match and his fallout with his mother.

    Fortunately, Wai repaired his relationship with his mother, and he received encouragement from his father and fellow competitors before the match. In the end, he not only wins the race, but also sets a new world record for the men's 200-meter sprint. As he stands on the podium with pop hit "Boundless Sky" playing in the background, he finds himself filled with pride as all 90,000 people inside the Bird's Nest sing along with the song.

    But Wai actually has a more important motivation for winning the gold medal: Wai wants to share the gold medal with his mother, who didn't have a piece of gold when she got married. Now, she can finally proudly wear the gold that she's waited her entire adult life for.


  5 THE MEDIUM
    d. Banjong Pisanthanakun
    Sawanee Utoomma, Narilya Gulmongkolpech, Sirani Yankittikan
  Rating : III
  Length : 131 mins.
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/PEABO2HTWdc
  Opening September 22 2021 (Preview)

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    A horrifying story of a shaman's inheritance in the Isan region of Thailand.

    What could be possessing a family member might not be the Goddess they make it out to be.

    A documentary team follows Nim, a shaman based in Northern Thai, the Isan area, and encounters her niece Mink showing strange symptoms that seem to be of inheritance of shamanism. The team decides to follow Mink, hoping to capture the shaman lineage passing on to the next generation, but her bizarre behavior becomes more extreme.


  4 EARWIG AND THE WITCH
  Can : On Nga Yu Mor Nui
    d. Goro Miyazaki
    Japanese Animationi
  Rating : Ii
  Length : 83 mins.i
  Opening September 30 2021i
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/L71GNcvJQqM

[ HONG KONG MOVIE 6 ]
    Earwig, a 10 year old orphan girl, has grown up in a home for children where she always gets her way, and never wants for anything. One day, she is visited by a strange couple: a gaudy looking woman who goes by the name Bella Yaga, and a lanky gentleman called Mandrake. They take Earwig back to their abode.

    "I'm a witch. I brought you into this house...because I need another pair of hands."

    "You agree that you'll teach me everything you know about magic. And I agree to remain here and help you out!"

    So begins Earwig's agreement with Bella Yaga, and her new life working as a witch's helper. However, all the hostile woman does is work the defiant girl to the bone, without teaching her even a smidgen of magic.

    For the first time ever, Earwig finds herself at someone else's beck and call, So she joins forces with Bella Yaga's familiar, a magic savvy black cat named Thomas, and goes on the counterattack!


  3 SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS
    d. Destin Daniel Cretton
      Sima Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Zhang Meng'er, Fala Chen
      Michelle Yeoh (Yeung Chi King), Yuen Wah, Florian Munteanu


  2 DUNE
    d. Denis Villeneuve
    Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Issac, Josh Brolin,
      Stellan Skarssgard, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya,
      Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling,
      Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem




  1 NO TIME TO DIE
    d. Cary Joji Fukunaga
    Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Rami Malek,