Friday, January 21, 2022

[2022.01.22] PATRICK TSE WINS HIS FIRST BEST ACTOR AWARD AT AGE 85

Finally with TIME Patrick Tse can show off to his son Nicholas Tse
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Patrick Tse Yin (Sei Gor) with TIME (SAT CHOOK GOR WONG FUN) won the Hong Kong Film Critic Society Award Best Actor, his first at age 85. Sei Gor joked that this time he finally could show off to his son Nicholas Tse Ting Fung, because Ting Fung often said that Papa has not won any award yet. Sei Gor also said that with this award he could answer to himself for his years in films.

Sei Gor was referring to what Ting Fung said in his foolish youth when he won the Hong Kong Film Award Best New Performer early in his career. When Ting Fung won the 2011 Hong Kong Film Award Best Actor he already publicly apologized to Sei Gor on the stage; at the time Ting Fung said that he once said to Sei Gor, "You have made over several hundred movies, have you even won the Hong Kong Film Award?" He then put the award on the table. He felt sorry for what he said and hoped that Sei Gor would forgive him for being an ignorant and impolite child.

In recent years Sei Gor rarely appeared in public. Reportedly his memory has declined and he relied on medicine to treat it. Sei Gor replied that his memory was not poor, only his thinking has slowed. Sometimes he did not know how to express himself, but at work he would not have such a situation because since he agreed he would do his best. Although he was retired, with good scripts he would make movies again. Earlier Ting Fung revealed that Sei Gor's life depended on other people to arrange it for him. Now he had nothing to do all day. Sei Gor said tht due to the pandemic he spent most of his home at home. Since his children were not around his home aide would hike with him. Ting Fung lives in Beijing, while Ting Ting lives in Canada. Ting Fung suggested to Sei Gor to move to Beijing so he would be to keep an eye on him, but he did not want to disturb his children's lives. In Hong Kong he still had many friends.

[2022.01.22] STUCK IN THE MIDDLE STEPHY TANG SCREAMS "I WOULD BLOW THE FUSE"

TABLE FOR SIX director Sunny Chan's initial idea comes from "family"
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The Dayo Wong Tze Wa, Louis Cheung Kai Chung, Stephy Tang Lai Yan, Ivana Wong Yuen Chi, Lin Minchen and Peter Chan Charm Man starred Lunar New Year film TABLE FOR SIX (FAN HEI GUNG SUM) revealed the characters' complicated relationship in the film with interview videos. "Big Brother" Tze Wa still had feelings for his ex Tang Lai yun. When they met again she was already "Second brother" Cheung Kai Chung's current girlfriend. Thus they even lived under the same roof temporarily. Tang Lai Yun only discovered that they "broke up over a misunderstanding" when they met again. Stuck between two brothers, she would scream, "Don't upset me! I would blow the fuse!" whenever things got awkward. The brothers got into a war of words over her. Tze Wa and Lin Minchen even became lovers. With "third brother" Chan Charm Man and girlfriend Wong Yuen Chi still unmarried after eight years together, all the relationships were mixed up when all six lived under the same roof.

In the film the family of six was full of cheers. People would look forward to the comedy from all the complicated relationships around the house. Director Sunny Chan Wing Sun revealed that his creative inspiration. "One house, six people, five meals, one movie. After getting this idea, the story slowly appears. Through this story, I want to talk about 'family' the most this time."

Thursday, January 20, 2022

[2022.01.21] DAYO WONG: LIFE IS FINDING EXCUSES TO MAKE YOURSELF HAPPY

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Dayo Wong and Louis Cheung hope that TABLE FOR SIX will be able to open on the Lunar 4th

Peter Chan, Ivana Wong, Louis Cheung, Stephy Tang, Dayo Wong, Lin Minchen 

Stephy Tang plays Louis Cheung's girlfriend and the ex Dayo Wong canno forget
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Dayo Wong Tze Wa and Louis Cheung Kai Chung in the new film TABLE FOR SIX (FAN HEI GUNG SUM) maintained their brotherly bond with roast pork. Tze Wa in the film even had a barbecue scene. He said that he learned on the set for 10 minutes or so, saying that the roast pork in the film was very symbolic. When the family got together for dinner they needed more food, the first thought would be roast pork. Cheung Kai Chung pointed out that the new film was rather educational, making people reflect on the importance of family.

Wong Tze Wa and Cheung Kai Chung earlier promoted their new film TABLE FOR SIX together. They both praised how great the script was, and how much fun everyone had making the film. With Tze Wa in the film, conceivably the audience would like him to be able to let loose his comedy. Tze Wa said, "The film is pretty cute, warm and crazy, with everyone in it. I would describe it as a warm, passionate comedy. Ah Chung and I are brothers who fight over a girl in the film. Some scenes were very extreme, guaranteed to keep wowing you at the movies!" Ah Chung said that with comedy bad takes were inevitable, but the most memorable to him was that the so-called "Tze Wa God" was not distant at all. "I am very grateful to be able to work with Tze Wa. After working together I feel that he isn't a god who keeps people at a distance, but he is someone is very close. From him I have learned a lot."

The film used roast pork to connect the brotherly bond between Tze Wa, Ah Chung and Peter Chan Charm Man. Ah Chung revealed that in the film when he was little his mother married Tze Wa's father. They were step siblings. Later their parents gave birth to Chan Charm Man. Because their father made roast pork, they lived in his roast pork shop. To them, roast pork was synonymous with home. Big brother Tze Wa also worked very hard to maintain this family. Tze Wa said, "In the film I have to make roast pork, at the very least I learned for ten or so minutes. A master was present on the set, if we have to wait until I become one then we would be in trouble. In addition my character isn't too great at making roast pork. Actually in the film roast pork is very symbolic, the most able to represent family. As soon as Hong Kong people mention roast pork they would feel the warmth." Ah Chung said, "Roast pork isn't very expensive, but when you are overseas you would really miss it. If you think about it you may even cry. It has a lot of emotions in it, like my feeling with Big Brother in the film. I feel since we are several decades old, we should live together anymore. I want to start a family, but when I really move out I would miss it. This movie is really suitable for the Lunar New Year. Whenever holidays come around we miss home more, it's pretty education. I should tell my son to watch it. At his age he wants to finish dinner fast and disappear. I went through this experience too. In my 20s and 30s I wouldn't pay Lunar New Year visits with my family, now but as an adult I really enjoy family dinners."

Speaking of the Lunar New Year, Tze Wa said that he definitely would pay elders Lunar New Year visits. He also liked the holidays very much. "Holidays themselves depend on what people do, life also depends on what people do. For example we really appreciate Carnival in Brazil. They could dance for a month, we foreigners thought that it would be very excessive but people give each holiday meaning. As long as we are doing it together we would have a lot of fun, but if we don't we wouldn't die. Holidays are opportunities for everyone to get together. Life is just endlessly looking for excuses to make ourselves happy. Everyone should find some reasons to be happy. Everyday should be about finding reasons to make yourself happy, because happiness isn't guaranteed." Ah Chung pointed out that traditions are trendy now. He too would pay attention to details in his life. He joked that now when he goes out he would be sharply dressed, not like before when he just threw something on; just like giving meaning to holidays would make life different.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

[2022.01.20] SANDRA NG ASKS EDAN LUI TO BRING ANSON LO TO HER LUNAR NEW YEAR VISIT

Sandra Ng celebrates Edan Lui's birthday in advance
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Edan Lui and Sandra Ng wish for the cinemas to re-open so the new film will be released.

Sandra Ng wishes Edan Lui a happy 25th birthday

Edan Lui and Sandra Ng sign posters for fans and neighbors alike
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MIRROR member Edan Lui Cheuk On made his big screen debut with Sandra Ng Kwan Yu, Ronald Cheng Chung Kei, Gigi Leung Wing Kei in the Lunar New Year film CHILLI LAUGH STORY (HOP GA LAT). Originally the film premiere would have taken place yesterday, but due to the pandemic the film needed to postpone its release to the Lunar 4th. However Kwan Yu yesterday celebrated Edan's 25th birthday, and even streamed it live on social media. They were trying to get everyone to pray for a smooth release for the film on the Lunar 4th.

Yesterday, Ng Kwan Yu conducted a surprise mission with Edan. They went all over Kowloon to sign posters. Kwan Yu even streamed it live on social media, during which she presented a chocolate cake to Edan for his birthday 2 days from now. She even said that she wanted a kiss first. They puckered up and pretended to kiss. Edan said, "Everyone pray for CHILLI LAUGH STORY would be seen by everyone on the Lunar 4th, I hope it won't be further delayed." Then he said that the film would be a big hit and have a sequel.

Kwan Yu asked Edan if he had any confidence about his big screen debut. He admitted, "I am pretty nervous, I don't know if I performed well or not. Seeing myself appearing on such a big screen for the first time, if I didn't perform well it would be very obvious. Fortunately Kwan Yu gave me many shots of confidence!" Kwan Yu praised Edan's performance. "Relax, if you didn't perform well I wouldn't put you on the big screen and ruin my gold label."

As for Kwan Yu she said that lately she had a lot of stress, which resulted in pimples. She had expectation for this film. She even asked Edan to play mahjong with him on his free time to reduce stress. Finally, Kwan Yu asked if Edan had a girlfriend. Edan said, "Of course not, I am focusing on work. Now I am so busy I don't have time to date." Would he bring anyone to pay Kwan Yu a Lunar New Year visit? Kwan Yu said, "If you bring female fans along then bring Anson Lo too, tell Anson Lo to come, everyone would have a great laugh!"

[2022.01.20] DAYO WONG REVEALS HIS MOTHER ONLY ACCEPTS PRAISES OF HER COOKING

Louis Cheung, Ivana Wong, Dayo Wong
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Earlier Dayo Wong Tze Wa, Louis Cheung Kai Chung and Ivana Wong Yuen Chi appeared on the TVB program STARTALK and talked about working together on their new film TABLE FOR SIX (FAN HEI GUNG SUM). Wong Yuen Chi stated that she was very nervous about working with Tze Wa. "Luckily earlier I guest starred in a film Tze Wa directed. With the previous collaboration, this time I wasn't as scared. As soon as work began I already had a sense of familiarity!"

Speaking of the movie making viewers cherish having dinner with family even more, Cheung Kai Chung said, "I live with my parents, my mother in law also lives very close by so we frequently have dinner together. Now dinner with family is the entertainment that I look forward to the most, I really cherish the important of being with family." Tze Wa said, "I feel the movie has an indescribable warmth, I would go home and eat Mommy's cooking. The most important is no matter what she cooks I can't complain, I have to eat everything. I have to say it's delicious, taking the left over home is even better!" Wong Yuen Chi also revealed, "I am the happiest when Papa and I go to my in laws to play mahjong. My skill has reached the point where they always ask me to play!"

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

[2022.01.19] FOR THE WEEK STARTING SATURDAY, JANURY 15 2022

For the week starting Saturday, JANUARY 15 2022 (Week 3)

VIUTV CHILL CLUB CHART


  5 STAY WELL
  Can : Ho Ho Dei Gor
  RubberBand

  4 12
  MIRROR

  3 JUST LEAN ON ME
  P1X3L

  2 THIS SECOND IN THE AIR
  Can : Joi Hung Jung Jeh Yut Miu
  Terence Lam Ka Him


  1 ON MY WAY
  Hins Cheung King Hin

[2022.01.19] SANDRA NG SHARES CRYING SCENE ADVICE WITH EDAN LUI

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Edan Lui Cheuk On worked with many elders on his film debut, the Lunar New Year film CHILLI LAUGH STORY (HOP GA LAT). In one scene Edan broke down in shame in front of his parents over the failure if his business. He was stressing over the scene, luckily "Auntie" Sandra Ng Kwan Yu personally advised her and helped him with opening his tear ducts. On and off camera they both broke down emotionally.

After Edan got the script and learned about the crying scene he already revealed to Kwan Yu that he was very worried. Producer and actor Kwan Yu although did not have a scene that day still made the trip to the set. She was alone with Edan to cultivate his emotions, taught him how to trigger his sorrow, open up his tear ducts. Finally their emotions on and off camera erupted at a moment's notice. Kwan Yu indeed was full of skills.

However before the shoot Edan was still upset. Elders on the set including Kwan Yu, Ronald Cheng Chung Kei and Gigi Leung Wing Kei all cheered him on and tried every way for him to get into the mood. Kwan Yu personally demonstrated how to get into the crying emotional state. Cheng Chung Kei rehearsed with a table read. Leung Wing Kei even gave Edan a shoulder massage to relax him. For Edan to focus on his performance, everyone on the set was silent to prevent from affecting his emotional performance. Finally he successfully completed this crying scene and Edan was able to relax.

Questioning the existence of his own tear ducts, Edan stated that he infrequently cried and felt that his earlier crying scene in the Hong Kong version of OSSAN'S LOVE did not pass the grade. After this shoot he learned a lot, from being very lost at first to finishing the crying scene he was already more open.

Edan even sincerely thanked his on screen aunt Kwan Yu for her attentive guidance. "The day before Kwan Yu already said that she would come and help me. She told me to fast in the morning and drink a little. Indeed I was much more relaxed and the result indeed had emotions, even though it seemed like I didn't shed much tear. Thank you Kwan Yu for helping me a lot, teaching me how to breath, how to handle emotions, I thank Chung Kei and Gigi for being with me over those dozen or so days and making me feel like a family. I felt their support and encouragement, which made me get into the role very easily. He gave myself 4 or 5 points, barely passing! I am not in full control like a professional actor should be, but I did my best. Since Kwan Yu accepted it, I believe it probably passed!"

[2022.01.19] IRENE WAN REVEALS CONSTANT ARGUMENTS WITH LOLETTA LEE WHILE LIVING TOGETHER

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Irene Wan Bik Ha in her Hong Kong Open Television interview said that the government's tightening of pandemic prevention measures would require time to adjust to. She would even move her time with friends earlier in the afternoon and at home, which she felt just as happy about. The most important would be for everyone to be a little patient, so normal lives would resume as early as possible.

Speaking about her semi-autobiographical film NGOR MOON DIK SUP BAK SHUI (OUR EIGHTEEN), for which she invited her EVERLASTING LOVE (TING BUT LIU DIK OI) co-star Loletta Lee Lai Chun to guest star, Irene revealed that they once rented a place together and constantly argued over trivial matter. However after they argued they would be fine. Looking back now, she would laugh at how immature they were.

In addition, Irene read about Michelle Reis (Lee Ka Yan)'s earlier Intensive Care Unit admission and her 48 hour battle with death. She stated that she was very worried and hoped that she would get well soon.

Monday, January 17, 2022

[2022.01.18] HONG KONG FILM CRITIC SOCIETY AWARDS PATRICK TSE HIS FIRST BEST ACTOR

Best Director Benny Chan (RAGING FIRE)
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85 year old Patrick Tse with TIME wins the 28th Hong Kong Film Critic Society Best Actor, the oldest winner of the award

The Best Actress award encourages Cya Liu to keep working hard

Benny Chan with his final film RAGING FIRE won Best Director.  The Nicholas Tse and Donnie Yen starred film was also one of the recommended films

ANITA and ZERO TO HERO are both recommended films

Gordon Lam wins Best Screenplay with TIME
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The 28th Hong Kong Film Critic Society Awards yesterday announced the winners. TIME (SAT CHOOK GOR WONG FUN) won three awards: Best Screenplay, Recommended film and the 85 year old Patrick Tse Yin with the film won Best Actor.

Tse Yin said, "Thank you Hong Kong Film Critic Society. I also have to thank everyone on and off screen in TIME. Director Tze Bun, screenwriter Ching yi, and such a silly producer Ka Tung. I definitely would treat him to coffee at a six star hotel. I would like to thank my co-star Fung Bo Bo the most. As soon as we shot she had spark. I hope in the future we would have the chance to work together again. I wish everyone good health."

In addition, RAGING FIRE (NO FOR) received the Best Director award (Director Benny Chan Muk Sing) and Recommended Film. Emperor Motion Pictures said, "Thank you Hong Kong Film Critic Society for presenting this year's Best Director Award to Director Chan Muk Sing and also making RAGING FIRE a recommended film. Director Chan Muk Sing kept looking for breakthrough in his life, giving his all to spread the one and only style of Hong Kong action film, erecting the internationally renowned unique trademark and superb position. This film was the work of sincerity that Director Chan Muk Sing poured his heart into, with this honor we give Director Chan the most prestigious salute!"

As for the Gordon Lam Ka Tung produced LIMBO (JI CHI), it won Best Film. The film's lead actress Cya Liu won Best Actress. ANITA, SHOCK WAVE 2 (CHAK DAN JUEN GA 2) and ZERO TO HERO (MAMA DIK SUN KEI SIU JI) were among the other recommended films.

Best Actor Cya Liu said, "Thank you Hong Kong Film Critic Society, congratulations to the film LIMBO for winning Best Film. I also thank "my Wang Tao", thank you Director Cheang Pou Soi. It is an extremely enormous encouragement, I will continue to work hard!'

The Hong Kong Film Critic Society on the 16th selected the 28th Hong Kong Film Critic Society Award's 5 awards and 10 recommended films. This year they went through 9 hours of fiery discussions and three rounds of voting to determine the winners.

THE 28TH HONG KONG FILM CRITIC SOCIETY AWARDS
https://www.filmcritics.org.hk/node/2988

BEST FILM:
LIMBO
BEST DIRECTOR : Benny Chan (RAGING FIRE)
BEST SCREENPLAY: Ho Ching Yi, Gordon Lam (TIME)
BEST ACTOR: Patrick Tse (TIME)
BEST ACTRESS: Cya Liu (LIMBO)
TEN RECOMMENDED FILMS: RAGING FIRE, HAND-ROLLED CIGARETTE, DRIFTING, TIME, CAUGHT IN TIME, COFFIN HOME, SHOCK WAVE 2, THE WAY WE KEEP DANCING, ANITA, ZERO TO HERO

Friday, January 14, 2022

[2022.01.15] WONG JING'S COMPANY IS BEING SUED FOR OVER 4 MILLION RMB

Wong Jing's Mega-Vision is being sued by producer Charlie Wong
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Director Wong Jing's Mega-Vision company two years ago signed an agreement with producer Charlie Wong Wing Fung's company to work together on film productions, with Charlie Wong's company providing the funding. In the end the productions were unable to start on schedule and the investment was also unable to be returned on time. Two days ago Charlie Wong filed suit with the Superior Court for 4.184 million yuan RMB.

The plaintiff is WUCulture. According to the plaintiff's web page, Charlie Wong Wing Fung is the company's CEO. The defendant is Mega-Vision. The lawsuit claims that both parties signed an agreement on March 5th two years ago. The defendant would start production on the film tentatively titled NEW YORK CHINATOWN, with the plaintiff providing 14 million yuan RMB in funding.

In the end the film was unable to start production before the deadline of June 30th 2021. Both parties agreed to terminate their agreement on July 12th 2021. According to the "investment termination agreement", the defendant was required to return the total amount of 10 million yuan RMB in four payments between July 31st 2021 and January 31st 2022.

However the defendant only paid the first payment of 2.5 million RMB on September 1st last year and did not pay the second and third payments of 5 million yuan RMB total according to the agreement. On December 15th last year, the plaintiff after issuing a legal letter to the defendant received only HK$ 1 million (816,000 RMB) from the defendant and still owed 4.184 million yuan RMB.

[ CASE NUMBER: HCA 49/22 ]

[2022.01.15] JER LAU AND KEUNG TO SHOOT ADDITIONAL FIGHT SCENE

Keung To and Jer Lau fight
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Recently online complaints bout ViuTV playing favorites surfaced, citing that Girl group COLLAR stole all the spotlight from the start while MIRROR has been neglected. MIRROR's manager "Sister Fa" Wong Wai Kwan posted an apology to MIRROR fans. On the day of COLLAR's press conference, Keung To and Jer Lau Ying Ting had to shoot an additional scene for the Emperor Motion Picture AH MA YAU JOR DAI YI GOR. Sister Fa would rather miss COLLAR's first press conference to cover Keung To and Jer's additional shoot.

Wednesday at 4PM, Keung To and Jer re-shot a fight scene in Tuen Mun. On the set they pushed, shoved and even rolled in close combat. Keung To pushed Jer onto the grass but did not stop there. During the shoot the crew saw people took out their phones and immediately asked them to stop.

Although it was a re-shoot, it took over ten takes. After each shoot they would watch the playback together, attentively watching whether they did good enough. Due to the season change, the climate was colder than the shoot before and they did not have as much difficulty with the fight. This scene originally starred Teresa Mo Shun Kwan, but Sister Mo has not been in Hong Kong recently. Director Kearen Pang Sau Wai personally stood in for Sister Mo.

Although it was just a re-shoot, manager Sister Fa was present for Keung To and Jer on the set that day. Conflicting with COLLAR's first official debut, Sister Fa as one of the behind the scene masterminds would rather skip the girl group's debut press conference to take care of Keung To and Jer from morning to night.

The fith scene shot from day to night. Jer left first around 6PM while Keung To stayed to continue the shoot. Sister Fa took Keung To to a vehicle to rest. Keung To changed into another costume then went with the team to another location for monologue scene. In front of the camera he looked down.

This "Jer To Battle" was shot in September last year. At the time they shot at a super sunny location and fought in long sleeve heavy coats in over 30 degree Celsius temperature. Keung To even had to cry in front of the camera. Finally they shot until 2AM. Keung To even fainted at an event the next day.

[2022.01.15] STEPHY TANG WISHES FOR CINEMAS TO RE-OPEN ON THE LUNAR 4TH

The pandemic postpones TABLE FOR SIX's Lunar New Year release
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TABLE FOR SIX, CHILLI LAUGH STORY
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The government in order to fight the pandemic announced that current pandemic prevention measures including the temporary suspension of entertainment activities to February 3rd (the Lunar 3rd). Lunar New Year films that have been scheduled for Lunar New Year's Day releases would be drastically impacted. Among them TABLE FOR SIX (FAN HEI GUNG SUM) and CHILLI LAUGH STORY (HOP GA LAT) both said that "everyone would follow the government's currently announced policies". TABLE's actor Stephy Tang Lai Yan felt that the health of everyone would be the most important. She hoped that everyone would pray for cinemas to re-open on the Lunar 4th.

The government announced that cinemas would close until the Lunar 3rd. Originally slated for Lunar New Year's Day releases, Lunar New Year films TABLE FOR SIX and CHILLI LAUGH STORY both said, "Everything would follow the government's currently announced policies, the release date would await further discussion." TABLE's Tang Lai Yan expressed that the film missing its scheduled release would be super regrettable. "This is what everyone want to happen the least. Earlier when (cinemas) were closed for 14 days, I asked everyone to pray for a smooth release for the film. However now everyone's health would be the most important, safely passing this round. (Are you wishing for cinemas to re-open on the Lunar 4th?) That's what I wish for, everyone are optimistic. If everyone thinks like this then it would be successful. Under the pandemic many industries have suffered brutal losses. I wish for the pandemic to pass soon."

CHILLI LAUGH STORY originally was scheduled for a premiere at a public venue. Due to the government's announcement of pandemic prevention measure extensions, the venue immediately announced that event cancellation. CHILLI LAUGH STORY's leads Sandra Ng Kwan Yu and Edan Lui Cheuk On originally were preparing to promote for the film. Kwan Yu on social media posted promotional photos with Edan. Kwan Yu wore super short shorts and revealed that the crew said that she was too sexy.

The Edward Ma Chi Wai starred film LOVE SUDDENLY (FUT YIN SUM DONG) was scheduled for a Lunar New Year's Day release. He said that he would be disappointed but wish good health for everyone, reducing gathering and waiting for the cinemas to re-open.

The Hong Kong Theaters Association said that the extended closure would be similar to 2021 (losing the Lunar New Year slot to mid February before re-opening). If they would need to promote anew and arrange for film releases again, film companies would lost around 3 to 6 months. The cinema business would have difficulty recovering in a short time. This year's box office would be estimated to lose by over 40%. Without the food and beverage ban, the snack department had almost zero income. The estimated loss would be over HK$ 1 billion. Cinemas under the pandemic have been ordered to close 4 times, the only industry that suffered "severe damage" throughout the entire pandemic. They truly could no longer withstand this wave of challenges. If the government would not listen to voices from the industry, elevate assistance amount and release employment assurance measures, a downsizing and closing wave would appear in the industry.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

[2022.01.14] KARENA NG IS AFRAID OF HITTING ANSON KONG IN THE WRONG SPOT

Both Karena Ng and Anson Kong wish for the new film to be released on schedule
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Chloe So, Adam Pak
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The Anson Kong Yip Sung, Karena Ng Chin Yu, Adam Pak Tin Nam, Chloe So Ho Yi starred new film LOVE SUDDENLY (FUT YIN SUM DONG) originally has been scheduled for a Lunar New Year and Valentine's Day release, but since the cinemas are closed due to the pandemic everyone pray for the new film to be released on schedule.

In the film everyone went to the country for a paint ball war game for the first time. Anson Kong said, "It was very hot but a lot of fun, I especially like the 360 degree shot of me and Chin Yu running in from the side, back to back, then switching our magazines and shooting. Everything had to be done at once, we rehearsed it many times as we were very nervous!" Chin Yu had to shoot AK, for which she stated that she was more afraid of than being shot at. "My aim had to be very accurate, his face was above and pants below so the shot really was awkward. It had to be properly done." AK told Chin Yu to relax. Because he had padding on the chest, he could tolerate one shot; Pak Tin Nam in order to protect So Ho Yi jumped in front of her. After taking multiple shots in the back he could not help but cry out. He said, "Being shot with a paint ball still hurts, I didn't realize I was bruised until I took a shower."

[2022.01.14] DIRECTOR BENNY LAU FINDS ERIC TSANG FOR NEW FILM BACK UP

Albert Yeung leads the cast and the crew in a prayer for new film success
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Carlos Chan changes his image and becomes more masculine, which even Catherine Chau can sense.

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Eric Tsang

Carlos Chan plays a man with a traumatic past and Catherine Chau a single parent

Known as "young Shek Sau", Alex Fong is happy to work with Shek Sau again
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The Benny Lai Wai Hung directed, Eric Tsang Chi Wai produced Emperor Motion Picture WE ARE FAMILY (CHOOK JO GA YUN) yesterday held a worship ceremony. Emperor Group chief Dr. Albert Yeung Sau Sing along with actors Carlos Chan Ka Lok, Catherine Chau Ka Yi, Tian Niu, Yeung Chin Yau, Shek Sau, Angela Hui Ching Wan, Alex Fong Lik Sun, Eugina Lau Mei Guen, Elly and Leung Oi prayed for the film would be a critical and commercial hit.

Director Benny said that WE ARE FAMILY would mainly be about  family. "In recent years many young people have had less than great relationships with their families, so I came up with this story. Its theme is that everyone want a happy family, but due to a variety of factors they don't get what they want. As the story develops, the characters would be able to help and support each other and be close like a family."

Tsang Chi Wa would star in the film. Benny felt that Brother Chi Wai was well recognized as an outstanding actor who at the same time would be able to precisely grasp the emotional spots. He had to play the led. He even talked him into producing as well with his sincerity. He said, "For my first comedy, I hope Brother Chi Wai would produce as well and provide valuable suggestions on the set. As expected he would improvise and add more dialogue. He even selflessly contributed his most unique abilities on expression, position and other aspects. I really am very grateful to him!"

Chan Ka Lok would play a man with childhood trauma and would have a breakthrough appearance wise, as he would not only have messy hair but also facial hair. He said, "The director wants this character to feel dirty and sloppy, so we design this new image. The facial hair is real, but the hair because I cut it short earlier needs some extensions. Sometimes they would be so stuffy that the top of my head would keep sweating, so inevitably it takes some getting used to. However since the role and the plot call for it, it is worth giving a little." As for working with Chi Wai, he said that he benefit alot. "Brother Chi Wai would notice a lot of minor spots and share with us immediately, so the shoot would be even smoother."

Tian Niu since the Lunar New Year film A LIFTIME TREASURE 3 years ago returned to Hong Kong film again. She felt like she traveled through time. She explained. "Last time the co-stars were mostly elders. We were very familiar with each other and were very intimate. However WE ARE FAMILY is drastically different. Most actors and crew members are young people, which make me feel like when I just came to make movies in Hong Kong. Of course my age has already reached a certain number, but my state of mind is getting younger and younger as if time is going backward!" She also had nothing but praise for her first time co-stars Chan Ka Lok and Chau Ka Yi. "They both are very hard working. For example with some scenes together Ka Lok and Ka Yi would rehearse on the set two days before. Comedy is very hard, but they are able to pick it up fast. They perform very naturally and absolutely aren't just on the surface. They really have something inside!"

Tian Niu also said that now working in Hong Kong and the Mainland, she would need to be in quarantine. So in the same period she could only choose one place. In order to make WE ARE FAMILY, she has been delayed her jobs in the Mainland. "Because this story is very attractive; secondly it's Tsang Chi Wai, and thirdly my character. Chi Wai is the husband I have worked with the longest and the most. According to him, originally this role wasn't so big. When the team and the manager negotiated they immediately changed the script for me. I am very grateful to everyone!"

Shek Sau and Fong Lik Sun would again play father and son. Brother Sau revealed that they probably would be their third time. Because so many people have said that they look alike, he has been paying attention to Siu Fong's appearance and agreed that from certain angles they resembled each other. Their noses and mouths are somewhat alike. Siu Fong's character is made to look exactly like Brother Sau this time.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

[2022.01.12] FOR THE WEEK ENDING SUNDAY, JANUARY 9 2022

For the week ending Sunday January 9 2022
Photos courtesy of Yahoo! Movies Hong Kong


SOME LIKE IT RARE POSTER

10 SOME LIKE IT RARE
    d. Fabrice Eboue
    Fabrice Eboue, Marina Fois, Jean-Francois Cayrey

G STORM POSTER

  9 DRIVE MY CAR
    d. Ryusuke Hamaguchi
    Hidetoshi Nishijima, Toko Miura, Masaki Okada,
      Reika Kirishima, Sonia Yuan

G STORM POSTER

  8 SPENCER
    d. Pablo Larrain
    Kristen Stewart


WEST SIDE STORY POSTER

  7 WEST SIDE STORY
    d. Steven Spielberg
    Anson Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez,
      Mike Faist, Josh Andres Rivera, Ana Isabelle,
      Corey Stoll, Brian d'Arcy James, Rita Moreno

ANITA POSTER

  6 ANITA
  Can : Mui Yim Fong
    d. Longman Leung
    Louise Wong Tanni, Louis Koo Tin Lok, Gordon Lam Ka Tung,
      Terrance Lau Chun Him, Fish Liew Chi Yu,
      Miriam Yeung Chin Wa, Tony Yang, David Siu Chung Hung,
      Carlos Chan Ka Lok, Harriet Yeung, Wong Chun, Ram Chiang Chi Kwong,
      Waise Lee Chi Hung, Ranya Lee Man, Jason Chan Pak Yu,
      Tony Wu Tsz Tung, Michael Ning (Bak Ji),
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 137 mins.
  Opening October 15 2021 at the Busan International Film Festival
  Opening October 16 2021 (Preview)
  Opening November 12 2021
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/nHn3hhZI7Iw
  Teaser : https://youtu.be/0VcPpH06bOw

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    This long-awaited biopic provides a vivid account of the remarkable life of Anita Mui in and behind the limelight, chronicling her journey from a child performer to becoming one of world's most recognized music icons.

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    A household name in Hong Kong, queen of Canto pop, Anita Mui was the very definition of a cultural icon during Hong Kong's golden age in the eighties and nineties. With a career that began at the age of 4 in an amusement park, Mui dedicated almost her whole life to music. Behind stardom, her personal life, passion at work and the love for friends made her an irreplaceable role model of "The Daughter of Hong Kong". The film opens with her final concert and looks back on her life and legacy.

THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS POSTER

  5 THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS
    d. Lana Wachowski
    Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II,
      Jonathan Groff, Jessica Henwick,

G STORM POSTER

  4 G STORM
  Can : G Fung Bo
    d. David Lam Tak Luk
    Louis Koo Tin Lok, Julian Cheung Chi Lam, Kevin Cheng Ka Wing,
      Jessica Hester Hsuan (Suen Huen), Bosco Wong Chung Chak, Rosyam Nor,
      Michael Tse Tin Wa, Louis Cheung Kai Chung,
      Janelle Sing (Anika Xia Yan), Dick Liu Kai Chi, Dada Chan Jing,
      Lo Hoi Pang, Babyjohn Choi Hon Yik, Deon Cheung Chung Chi,
      Toby Chan Ting Yan, Wilfred Lau Ho Lung,
      Ding Haifeng, Sienna Li (Lee Yan Ngok), Kendy Cheung King Yan,
      Liu Mengna (Lau Mong Na), Elisa Ye (Yip Hei Yuet),
      Eddie Cheung Siu Fai, Eddie Kwan Lai Kit, Justin Cheung Kin Sing,
      Li Fung, Ken Law Ho Ming, Aaron Chow Chi Kwan, Jason Wu Cheuk Hei,
      Terry Zou (Chow Man Ching), Brian Chan On Lap
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 93 mins.
  Opening December 31 2021
  Teaser : https://youtu.be/mJiX1TOWlwc
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/wknnaRuF0dk

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    William Luk solves the terrorist attack in the ICAC Symposium in Thailand, but therefore targeted by the terrorist. William is investigating a corruption case in Immigration Department, but soon finds it links with human trafficking in Thailand. The Princess Ariya from Thailand visits Hong Kong for a global forum and attacked by the terrorist. Things linked together and William suspects an undercover terrorist is hiding inside the forces...

THE KING'S MAN POSTER

  3 THE KING'S MAN
    d. Matthew Vaughn
    Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans,
      Harris Dickinson, Djimon Hounsou,

TILL WE MEET AGAIN POSTER

  2 TILL WE MEET AGAIN
  Can : Yuet Lo
    d. Giddens Ko
    Vivian Sung, Ko Chen Tung, Gingle Wang, Umin Boya
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 127 mins.
  Opening December 23 2021
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/0jznRMoISLI

[ HONG KONG MOVIE 6 ]
    Alan is struck dead by lightning. In the underworld, he has no memory of his previous life and soon assumes the duty of God of Love. Teaming up with Pinky, the duo brings countless couples together while Alan tries to find out what happened to him. Along his quest to know what happened in his previous life, coupled with the overwhelming strong déjà that gets to him, Alan finds out that his biggest task is to set up the love of his life, Mi with someone else...



SPIDER-MAN NO wAY HOME POSTER

  1 SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME
    d. Jon Watts
    Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon,
      Jon Favreau, Bendict Wong, Tony Revolori, Marisa Tomei

[2022.01.12] FOR THE WEEK STARTING SATURDAY, JANURY 8 2022

For the week starting Saturday, JANUARY 8 2022 (Week 2)

VIUTV CHILL CLUB CHART


  5 JUST LEAN ON ME
  P1X3L

  4 HYPERROMANTIC
  Can : Gaing Long Man Chiu Wan Hing
  Gareth T.

  3 LIVE WITH SELF
  Can : Dui Dak Hei Ji Gei
  Jason Chan Pak Yu

  2 ON MY WAY
  Hins Cheung King Hin


  1 CIRCLE GAME
  Can : Ji Bak Dik Yung Hei
  Eman Lam Yi Man

[2022.01.12] SUSAN SHAW URGES FRIENDS TO SKIP HER INTERVIEW

Susan Shaw won two Hong Kong Film Award Best Supporting Actress with DOG BITE DOG and GALLANTS

Susan Shaw is still shaken from the tree hanging
courtesy of mingpao.com

Film veteran of many years, Susan Shaw Yam Yam earlier was a Viu TV program ACTOR DOOR guest. Sister Yam Yam has worked on different genres of movies, including erotic film, ghost film. She had many dangerous production experience. On the program she remembered when she made I WANT MORE in 1976, she had a scene in which she went to hang herself on a tree. The director asked her to remove her long dress so her thighs could be barely visible. Because she was unclothed below, she could not use wires. Thus she could only hang herself on the tree for real.

Sister Yam Yam said that at the time after being hung she felt her head swell, her eyes popped out, her legs went stiff as she almost died. However the director was still waiting for the wind to blow and refused to end the scene, in hopes of when the wind blew the shot would catch a glimpse of her privates since she had her underwear removed. Sister Yam Yam was hung on the tree and could not make a sound, so she had no way to stop the director. In the end the producer and the cinematographer were very upset and rushed her to the hospital. The program host Ng Siu Hin felt that the director's request for Sister Yam Yam to hang herself for a movie shoot was close to murder.

The episode aired last night, but Sister Yam Yam two nights ago revealed on social media that she had a belly full of fire over this interview. "The questions of my interview actually were about making erotic films half a century again. I was all fired up. Was the director deliberately digging at my painful wound? Or does it really matter where the hero come from? The location was a Central hot pot shop, where we performed a scene in which we ordered 'duck'. I was full of fire, my attitude was also rather poor like I ate gunpower. When I watched other actors' interviews, they all had a lot of content and were entertaining. Why then would my turn be this difficult? I could only hate myself. It will air tomorrow. I regret that my attitude wasn't too good, it's too late. If you are a friend don't watching tomorrow!"

Later Sister Yam Yam said that she was mad at herself. When she heard her category II film past brought up she started to rage. She blamed herself for the poor performance. Sister Yam Yam admitted that the crew before hand sent the interview content and questions over WhatsApp for her to look over, but she felt that a prepared interview would be meaningless. In addition the words were too small, so she did not look at the message.

[2022.01.12] ANSON LO SMASHES HIS HEAD FOR REAL IN HIS MOVIE

courtesy of singtao.com

courtesy of mingpao.com

"Cult Leader" Anson Lo Hon Ting two nights ago played "questions and answers" on social media and answered 12 questions from his "disciples" in one breath. Someone asked which part was Cult Leader's favorite part in SHOWBIZ SPY (GA MO NUI TUEN), Cult Leader shared, "In the middle of the film SHOWBIZ SPY, after White Lily and I argued I ran out of the room. Because I was mad and thought that I went overboard with what I said and hurt White Lily, I rammed my head into the wall for a release. This release shot took two takes, after which I realized that my forehead was bleeding. Then all of the crew were very surprised and said, 'Who would ram for real?!' Then I took this photo to remember a very special experience." Cult Leader even posted his injured forehead photo, which made "disciples'" hearts ached.