Tuesday, February 28, 2023


For the week starting Saturday, February 25 2023 (Week 8)


  Can : Hung Lau Wu Dip

  Can : Yim Moon
  Sophy Wong Ka Yi

  Can : Yi Dei Shu
  Cath Wong Yin

  Can : Ji Siu Wan Yau Nei Chui Luen
  Leung Chiu Fung



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The hacker action crime film CYBER HEIST (DUEN MONG) is slated for release on March 9th. The cast included three Hong Kong Film Award Best Actors Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Gordon Lam Ka Tung, Simon Yam Tat Wa. In the film Sing Sing not only risked his life for the action scenes, the large scale computer graphics internet world and the most eye catching internet forest that was shot on location in Nam Sang Wai cost over HK$ 20 million to produce. Lam Ka Tung spoke of this new way to shoot the internet world. "The elements in the film are rather rich, the dark web left people in awe and would make everyone pay attention to how we would interpret the entire internet world. It was even a new attempt from the director." Sing Sing said, "When we open a message we would enter the internet world, performing both sides alternately was something that would be rather fresh."

In the production special, playing the internet expert Kwok Fu Sing entered the dark web where danger lurked around every corner. Sing Sing's web dark virtual identity has been revealed! Sing Sing wore a surreal reflective mask and a lighted dark hoodie. The visual only had darkness and light, fully utilizing the light and shadow to express the dark effects and the dark web's spookiness. Kwok Fu Sing said about his dark web look, "It's like a light emitting object, an energy that was moving in an electrical wire." Art director Man Lim Chung said, "I deliberately put the actors in a transparent reflective mask, on the mask I added some digital elements that would be able to strengthen the feel of the digital world." In addition speaking of the production team shooting on location in a real forest in Nam Sang Wai to be used for the internet forest and combine the actual and the virtual effects, which displayed even more surreal results.


Louise Wong
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Sammi Cheng declines to remove her mask all night and says that her husband Andy Hui witnesses the entire tooth chipping incident, even the cat at home is making fun of her.

Alan Luk reveals that his wife brings her luggage to support the premiere before her flight.  Hedwig Tam (right) says that the recovery from her leg injury as the new film opens is a good omen

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Sammi Cheng Sau Man, Alan Luk Chun Kwong, Hedwig Tam Sin Yin and other actors of the film LOST LOVE (LAU SHUI LOK FA) two nights ago with director Ga Sing Fung attended the charity premiere; wearing a mask all night, Sammi actually had a reason. Recovered from her leg injury and not longer needing a cane, Tam Sin Yin felt that this was a good omen. Luk Chun Kwong was also glad to see his secondary school classmates and his wife fully supporting him. Louise Wong Dan Nei even came by herself to support the film!

Sammi and Luk Chun Kwong after attending the LOST preview screening audience appreciation event appeared gain at the charity premiere screening; Sammi revealed that her husband Andy Hui Chi On liked the subject of LOVE and has already seen it once. Later he would watch it with her again. However speaking of the box office, Sammi admitted that she did not have much confidence. She stated that her recent films' box office has been "iffy". In addition this film was considered an alternative subject, thus she did not dare to have an expectation of the box office. However she had expectation for word of mouth, because this was a family film that was suitable for all ages. It was able to touch people's soul and inspire their hearts; most recently Hong Kong films have had many different styles and received the support of many. She also hoped everyone would go to the movies to support this film and give encouragement and attention to a new director's film.

Speaking of Gigi Leung Wing Kei's just completed concert series received praised on social media by "two faced" DJ Leung Man Lai but slammed on his secret account, as her concert guest performer Sammi said that she knew Gigi's personality very well. Gigi has already used her own way to respond, as an outside she was not at liberty to comment more. Has she met any "two faced people"? She paused for awhile then said that she had no comment. Speaking of wearing the mask all night, even during photo opportunities, Sammi awkwardly revealed, "The night before I had an accident with a very hard snack look, I chipped my tooth outrageously. However today I had activities very early, I couldn't go to a dentist in time. Now I am very ugly, so I have to use a cloth to hide my shame (mask). (What were you eating with such intensity?) Sigh, don't bring it up. However I really was pretty intense, when I ate it I was pretty happy. Now I am sad, as I can't use my tooth; next time I would be careful, I have to eat baby good. (At home would you also wear a mask to keep On Jai from seeing you now?) He has already witnessed everything, it really was very gross! (Did On Jai laugh?) Even the cat is laughing at me, now when I take off my mask it's even funnier. I really never thought something like this would happen!"

In addition, Luk Chun Kwong said that he was very grateful that despite having to take a flight that night, his wife still brought her luggage to the location to cheer him on. Even more unexpected was that his secondary school classmates already booked a show to support this film. Earlier requiring a cane to walk due to a leg injury, Tam Sin Yin was moving about freely. She happily said that to be able to run around and promote the movie was a good omen, but for now she could only walk and not run. She also could not exercise or work on action scene. Thus earlier she could go with the WARRRIOR WITHIN 2 team to shoot on location in Japan, which she was a little upset about.

Making the trip to show her support, Wong Dan Nei said about her new short hair look that she has never cut her hair this short. This time she changed her do for her new film's bold character. Has her husband Sheldon Lo (Law Hau Yung) said that holding her would be like holding a boy? She said, "He is very happy! He says I always give him different impressions, like constantly changing girlfriends; in addition like many Korean style short hairstyles they are able to increase her feminine charm; with the suitable character I wouldn't mind cutting it even shorter. Even if I have to get it buzz or shave it bald I would be willing!" Currently busy with her film production and audience appreciation for her film A GUILTY CONSCIENCE (DUK SIT DAI JONG) she took time to attend. She said because Sammi was very supportive of the film ANITA and a very nice person as well. Sammi has taken great care of her, thus she also has been very supportive of Sammi. She was also drawn to this film's subject, when she was that Sammi was performing almost without make up in the trailer and almost could not recognize her. She felt more tense for her and looked forward to watching the film.

Monday, February 27, 2023


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Andy Lau shoots a video to ask Mainland viewers to strongly support A GUILTY CONSCIENCE and praised Dayo Wong for his outstanding acting

A GUILTY CONCIENCE has already surpassed HK$ 150 million, in the Mainland after 4 days in release it also made 72 million.
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The Dayo Wong Tze Wa starred film A GUILTY CONSCIENCE (DUK SIT DAI JONG) after 38 days in release has made over HK$ 150 million. Its strong momentum continued to the Mainland, according to the Maoyan box office data indicated, A GUILTY CONSCIENCE after 4 days in release as of 7PM last night has accumulated over 64 million RMB. It stood firmly top of the single day box office.

The Andy Lau Tak Wa starred science fiction film THE WANDERING EARTH II as of yesterday after 37 days in release in the Mainland has made 3.9 billion RMB. Wa Jai shot a video in Cantonese and asked the Mainland audience to strongly support A GUILTY CONSCIENCE and also hoped to have chance to work with Wong Tze Wa on a comedy. He said, "A GUILTY CONSCIENCE is very authentic Hong Kong film, maintains the Hong Kong comedy that I have liked from childhood to now. In the film you can see many, many scenes that are very close to Hong Kong life and culture, and comedy and sentiments in lives of different classes in Hong Kong. All of Tze Wa's performance, actually from the very start to now, I have been paying attention to. On the stage he truly radiates, his performance in the film is also good as always."

A GUILTY CONSCIENCE has passed HK$ 100 million at the box office. After earlier Dee Ho Kai Wa removed his pants to pay the bill at the celebration. Then it was Louise Wong Dan Nei's turn to pay the bill. Earlier she declared, "Starting from ankle, for every 1 million I would move up 1 cm. However it would be me, Yeung Sze Wing (Renci), Liew Chi Yu (Fish) three of us together." She posted a black and white photo on social media, in the photo she wore a mini skirt to show her long legs. She wrote, "Showing off my legs, paying off the bill #real woman pays the bill #pay the earlier thousand person banquet's bill first #deliberately wear a super miniskirt #if the number keeps rising next time I would wear swimming trunks". People online praised her long legs, she said that they were the results to trying to extend as much as she could. However for a model for her, showing her legs was a piece of cake.

Sunday, February 26, 2023


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The Hong Kong film CYBER HEIST (DUEN MONG) would officially open on March 3rd in the Mainland. Yesterday, the film's producer Soi Cheang Pou Soi, director Wong Hing Fan, stars Aaron Kwok Fu Sing and Gordon Lam Ka Tung came to City of Rams and participated in the "Guangzhou premiere" screening tour exchange. As the Mainland's first internet financial crime film, CYBER HEIST visualized internet elements like firewall and viruses and put hard to be seen online criminal behaviors like dark web money laundering and illegal transactions on display. At the same time, the film also remembered to continue the traditional Hong Kong film's classic elements like gun fights, chase scenes, car chases, close combat, explosion.

"Internet crime is very rampant, in the cases that were revealed in the Mainland in recent years the highest amount involved was 5.5 billion (RMB)." Wong Hing Fan admitted that the original intent of making this movie was to remind everyone to be careful of internet trap.

"The internet world portion had quite a sense of immersion, a feeling of entering into the virtual reality world." Many Guangzhou viewers talked about how they felt after the viewing. Earlier, some said that this film would make Mainland viewers a lot of new opinions about Hong Kong films. Aside from innovating, producer Cheang Pou Soi also continued to provide some of his golden ideas. For example, coming up with the director this concept of the "internet forest". However this creative director was rather difficult, very challenging to the imagination. Ultimately the film would be facing the general public and needed to keep in mind the viewing experience of those who did not know computers or internet life. Wong Hing Fan also praised Sing Sing and Ka Tung. They performed with nothing physical in the internet world and achieved what good actors should achieve.

In order to create an internet world with visual impact for the audience, Sing Sing lamented that the internet crimes that in the past would only be words on the screen, in this film would require a performance. This also needed a lot of extra production time and effort. Simply said, actors needed to first perform once in front of the computer then perform again after entering the internet world.

"The same scene needed to be played twice." Sing Sing revealed, like some emotions with some things in life and some emotions after entering the "internet forest", because of the special effect these emotions would need to have certain differentiations in detail. The detailed handling would needed to be more focused, which occasionally would feel rough. However Sing Sing still could not help but praise the directors' structure setting.

Sing Sing in the film had a 6 year old daughter with a heart defect. As a father of a 5 year old girl in real life, Sing Sing said that he often empathized with the character. Before the film started production when he studied the character with the producer and the director, Sing Sing talked with them about family, children and a lot of experience from life details. He also confidently said, in CYBER HEIST the audience could easily empathize with some of his performance.

Claiming to be "financial management idiot" in the internet world, Ka Tung not only came to Guangzhou to promote but also took the opportunity to experience the late night snacks. However he did not know how to use online payment, when he paid with cash he would be "several beats slower". After working on CYBER HEIST, Ka Tung had even more new knowledge of the internet but he reminded the audience. "The internet would be a convenience to people, but it also would use people at the same time. How not to get swallowed up by the internet requires a little awareness."

Friday, February 24, 2023


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An emotional Yu Mo Lin accepts the "Outstanding Performing Art Awards" from Louis Koo
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Yu Mo Lin is moved to tears by the award

The 92 year Lai Suen is unable 3to attend the tea party.  Vice president Candy Yu goes to her home and present the award to her

Kong To receives the Outstanding Performing Art Award and jokes that he is not so old that he cannot walk, he can still perform for the audience.

The PAG after 3 years brings back the Spring tea party, with over 100 members in attendance
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After the pandemic, the Hong Kong Performing Artist Guild after 3 years earlier again held a spring tea party that attracted over 100 members like Helena Law Lan, Yu Mo Lin, Fung So Bo, Wong Ha Wai, Ting Yu, Susan Shaw Yam Yam, Cheung Lui and others. The Guild announced that starting this Spring Banquet, the "Outstanding Performing Art Award" would be added to honor elder artists who have given performing art their valuable youth and made numerous contributions. Yu Mo Lin, Kong To and Lai Suen were the first winners. Yu Mo Lin shed tears of joy when she accepted the award on the stage, sobbing as she thanked President Koo Tin Lok for taking care of them.

The Performing Artist Guild at the Spring Tea Party added the presentation of the Outstanding Performing Art Awards. President Koo Tin Lok personally presented the awards to elder artists, one of the winners, the 92 year old Lai Suen received the award at home from Vice President Candy Yu On On. Lai Suen looked very sharp on camera and even said that she felt happy to receive the award.

At the tea party two elder recipients Yu Mo Lin and Kong To personally accepted their awards from Koo Tin Lok. When Yu Mo Lin accepted the award she was emotional and moved to tears. She got choked up as she said, "Thank you thank you, today I am very happy to see so many old friends. I haven't seen them in several years. Thank you President (Koo Tin Lok) for taking care of us all and continuing to hold more events." Yu Mo Lin admitted that after decades in film she has never won any award, so she was very surprised. "I am very touched that someone gave an award to me, I thought I wouldn't be able to have an award in this lifetime. I used to walk all over the Five Station Hill, people called me Five Station Lin but I have never had an award. I comforted myself and told myself that my home was small and had no place for it. Today I am very surprised to receive an award on my performing art journey. I would put this award in the living room."

Yu Mo Lin has had pulmonary fibrosis since 2020. She had to stay at the intensive care unit. After her release from the hospital she has been actively recovering. Although when she walked she still needed a walker's assistance, but through the tea part she was in decent spirits and spoke smoothly. Yu Mo Lin said, "Many people who went to the ICU might not be able to come back out, so I am very grateful. The doctor said there is no cure. I can only get two targeted shots every year to keep it from coming back. If it does then it's bye bye, but I am not scared. Everyone has to die, the most important is to go in your sleep, not to suffer very much, not to be in a hospital. Earlier laying at the hospital for half a year was really very tough; now early in the morning I would ask Sister (the caretaker) to go to the park with me. The doctor told me to walk more, otherwise the muscles would contract. After walking in the park I would go to use the cycling machine at MacPherson."

Another winner elder Kong To was deeply elated to receive the award. He said, "I really like to act, in the future you can still ask me to perform. Although my role earlier in SUK SUK was small, I was very happy. I hope to have a chance to act again. I am not so old that I can't walk, I can still perform for the audience."

Thursday, February 23, 2023


Aaron Kwok jumps the guard rail 

Aaron Kwok fights amid the dangers of bamboo scaffolding
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Best Actor Aaron Kwok Fu Sing supported Hong Kong film over the years with action. Aside from willing to take a reduced rate for a movie during the pandemic when the film industry entered a never before seen winter, but also actually guest starred at a friendly rate for a movie that stalled during the pandemic. Although he only worked for two short days, Sing Sing still gave his all in his performance.

Sing Sing despite being in the Best Actor class still kept accepting acting challenges in pursuit of perfection. In recent years he even worked hard to repay the film industry. Aside from being the Hong Kong International Film Festival ambassador for 5 years in a row, he even at the peak of the pandemic in 2020 willingly took a 30% discount on his salary to work on the film CYBER HEIST. Rarely a guest star, he in order to support his colleagues guest starred in the Louis Koo Tin Lok and Raymond Lam Fung starred film TWILIGHT OF THE WARRIORS: WALLED IN (GAU LUNG SING JAI WAI SING) at a friendly rate. Reportedly the reason Sing Sing guest starred was his friendship with the film's producer Soi Cheang Pou Soi. The film ran into many obstacles during the shoot, including crew members testing positive for COVID and injuries to actors due to the massive amount of action scenes. The production time thus was extended and the entire shoot process stalled. He guest starred not only as an added attraction to the original cast but also served as a huge encouragement to the team with his stringent attitude toward work.

Sing Sing would risk his life each time he worked on a movie. Working with two other Best Actor Gordon Lam Ka Tung and Simon Yam Tat Wa in CYBER HEIST, he had plenty of action scenes. Sing Sing insisted on personally perform many of them, shooting a chase scene at Central with a scene in which he was being dragged down a flight of steps; but also shot two heart pounding action scenes. One of which shot on location at Central's Tai Kwun. Sing Sing had to jump down from a floor up, crash toward a stall then land. When he landed a loud bang was heard, the entire venue was stunned. Although obviously the fall was not light, Sing Sing still squeezed out of a smile as usual. He rubbed his thigh, said that he was OK and kept shooting.

In another action scene, the film team set up a red bamboo scaffolding in the center of the hall to shoot Sing Sing climbing up high and fighting to evade capture. He not only ducked in and out of the scaffolding but also slid from the top in high speed. From the film company released video, after every take Sing Sing would be drenched in sweat. He stated, "During the shoot someone grabbed my leg and dragged me across the floor, which indeed left wounds all over. The crew was very concerned about me on the set and immediately asked if I was fine. However I felt that the result was rather good, so I felt it was worth the injury. I hope everyone would like it."


Gardner Tse admits being a homebody, when he is not at work he likes to just be at home

Gardner Tse's A GUILTY CONSCIENCE performance has earned him great reviews, but he never imagined that a movie he is in would make over HK$ 100 million

Gardner Tse says that co-star Stephy Tang is very focused, working with her is a lot of fun as they set off a lot of spark.

Gardner Tse says that both his wife and daughter are his loyal fans
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59 year old Gardner Tse Kwan Ho has won the Golden Horse Award Best Actor, his acting is beyond any doubt. In recent years he participated in many movies, including WARRIORS OF FUTURE (MING YUT JIN GEI), HONG KONG FAMILY (GOR SI GOR JIK), A GUILTY CONSCIENCE (DUK SIT DAI JONG) and WHERE THE WIND BLOWS (FUNG JOI HEI SI) all won him word of mouth. "Landing on 60" next month, he grew stronger and stronger. In recent years he has become a film industry hot property. Would he see the Hong Kong Film Award Best Actor as his goal? Tse Kwan Ho said that award has never been his goal, but an extra bonus. The only thing he could do was to give his all to play every role well. Speaking of his relationship with his wife and daughter, Tse Kwan Ho said that they were his loyal fans; outside of being an actor, he was a homebody.

In half a year, Tse Kwan Ho already had 5 film releases. He said that never happened before, and he felt very happy. To be able to greet the Hong Kong film audience he has not seen in a very long time all at once was decent too, as he was grateful for the viewer support. His Lunar New Year film A GUILTY CONSCIENCE is still in release, WHERE THE WIND BLOWS also, his new film SHADOWS (CHAN YING HUNG GAN) opens today (the 23rd). With 3 films in the race, Tse Kwan Ho said not to say who was fighting who. The most important was for more viewers to go to the movies. He hoped to be able to continue the strong momentum of the Lunar New Year slot.

His A GUILTY CONSCIENCE performance has received good reviews. Challenging a new character in a new film, Tse Kwan Ho was not worried that the audience would make comparisons. He also had no pressure, saying that this time playing a psychiatrist he had a completely different performance method from playing a lawyer. "The lawyer upholds justice and has quite a presence. The new film character is very different, a psychologist with a very high IQ. He can see right through people, but others can't guess what I am thinking. The feeling is very mysterious, and I need to use my eyes to act." Because the character involved psychology, Tse Kwan Ho before hand went to get research from a psychologist in hopes of understanding even more to help with getting into the character.

Tse Kwan Ho said that the most memorable in film was a debate scene with Stephy Tang Lai Yun. On the surface he seemed to be debating with Stephy, but actually his eyes kept observing her inside. With two layers, he purely played emotional scenes and had a lot of fun. Tse Kwan Ho praised co-star Stephy for being very focused and a very experienced actor, working with her was a lot of fun as they set off a lot of spark.

Speaking of "landing on 60" this year, Tse Kwan Ho said that he did not have any major plan or goal. Leaving everything up to fate, he was the happiest about being able to enjoy the HK$ 2 transportation discount. Perhaps he would study his hobby of film photography. Would he see the Hong Kong Film Award Best Actor as his next life goal? Tse Kwan Ho said that award has never been a goal, only extra bonus. Whether he would win or not it would depend on timing, location and people. If he would of course it would be great, if he would not he could do nothing about that. Because of all the great actors, the only thing he could do was to give his all to play every role well.

Having his foot on stage, in film and television, Tse Kwan Ho admitted that he was greedy. He liked all 3 equally, each with its own way to play and brought him different sense of satisfaction. "The interaction with the audience is very direct in a play. Actors perform all night without interruption, like experiencing a lifetime. The audience would simultaneously sense that. Some mistook plays to be same every night. Actually every night would be different, because every night's audience would be different they would find something new amid the repeat. The film divided into parts, but each part would be very intricate. Film also had a very fun thing -- sometimes an expression that couldn't be repeated. If you had great chemistry with the cinematographer, capturing it would be very valuable. As for television series, it is between a play and a movie. The production time is rather long, as the character absorbs you for several months."

Outside of being actor, Tse Kwan Ho claimed to be a homebody. Because work was already very cheerful, normally he liked to be at home. He liked to get up early in the morning and enjoy coffee, look at the scenery outside the window and think. With the remaining time he would enjoy interests that he liked, like reading, photography, exercising, at most he would invite a few friends to have a drink at home. Are his wife and daughter his loyal fans? Tse Kwan Ho smiled and said, "They both really like to watch. They are very supportive, usually they would say OK in their review. They really understand my work, they have never complained."

Tse Kwan Ho spoke about his relationship with his wife and daughter. To be able to maintain a 28 year marriage with his wife, he said that the most important is to communicate no matter what problem you face, so everyone would know what the other one is thinking. "I am considered a pretty easy going person." As for his daughter, Tse Kwan Ho described their father daughter relationship was great. He thought he was a funny Papa. "I think my daughter feels I am pretty funny, because I am constantly playing pranks on her. I absolutely am not a strict father, I would let go and let her try." His daughter inherited his artistic genes and was deeply interested in art. Now at the university she studied drawing related courses. "I am also in this business, so sometimes I would share my experience with her. Her work has quite an aura."

Wednesday, February 22, 2023


Michael Hui personally changes the English monologue to speak from his heart to Hong Kong
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The film WHERE THE WIND BLOWS (FUNG JOI HEI SI) brought together a cast that was rarely seen in the Chinese film scene. Aside from two Best Actors Aaron Kwok Fu Sing and Tony Leung Chiu Wai as two great detectives Lui Lok and Nam Kong, the master class Best Actor Michael Hui Koon Man, Patrick Tam Yiu Man, Gardner Tse Kwan Ho, Elaine Jin (Kam Yin Ling) and other actors of substance also held down the fort.

The film's subject was the 50's and 60's all-powerful "Four Great Detectives". Hui Koon Man in the film played the Independent Commission Against Corruption official Lee Tze Chiu, who battled brains and brawn against the "Four Great Detectives". Lee Tze Wa in the end met with many foreign officials, trying his best to convince them to strictly deal with law enforcement's corruption. In it he had to act while delivering a 5 minute long thought provoking dialogue in English. Hui Koon Man said, "I am very happy to make WHERE THE WIND BLOWS. Because I have experienced 60's and 70's Hong Kong, for me the production seemed to have brought me back to the past."

When Director Philip Yung Tsz Kwong mentioned inviting Hui Koon Man to perform in WHERE THE WIND BLOWS, he was turned down many times until Hui Koon Man read the script. In particular after that English dialogue, he empathized and agreed to perform. Hui Koon Man even changed the English dialogue. The director said that dialogue was what Hui Koon Man wanted to say to the Hong Kong audience, it would absolutely be able to represent what Hui Koon Man wanted to say to Hong Kong from the heart. Yung Tsz Kwong recalled that after shooting the English monologue, Hui Koon Man asked him how was the performance. Hui Koon Man's performance moved him to tears on the spot.

Hui Koon Man successfully brought life to the character. Many who have seen the premiere and the previews praised his performance as very surprising. The English monologue scene was the most memorable. His gold class acting abilities also caught the admiration of the award show voters, as he was nominated for the 16th Asian Film Awards and the 41st Hong Kong Film Awards Best Supporting Actor.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023


For the week starting Saturday, February 18 2023 (Week 7)


  Can : Ngok Jok Ket Yuen Sing
  Lai Ying

  Edan Lui Cheuk On

  Can : Ji Siu Wan Yau Nei Chui Luen
  Leung Chiu Fung


  Can : Man Fun Nga Ga
  Eason Chan Yik Shun


For the week ending Sunday, February 19 2023


    d. James Cameron
    Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana,
      Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Kate Winslet


  Can : 1 Yun Fun Lai
  Lit : 1 Person Wedding
    d. Kiwi Chow Koon Wai
    Sabrina Ng Ping, Kelvin Chan Kin Long, Candy Lo Hau Yam,
      Jacky Tong Hoo Yin, Mixson Wong Bo Cheung, Isabel Chan Yat Ning,
      Gregory Wong Chung Hiu, J Lou (Lam Yun)
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 115 mins.
  Opening January 20 2023 (Preview)
  Opening January 26 2023
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/CLZKC2n5Z78

    "I want to marry myself!"

    To plan for a solo wedding, to marry myself, to declare my forever love for myself to the world!

    Attractive comedienne Ping vows to become a viral Youtuber. She concocts a plan to put on a show of marrying herself in what was meant to secure both money and likes! However, the scam ultimately ended up in the discovery of her true self in this coming-of-age fairy tale comedy.

    To love others, I must love myself. Simple enough, right? But who am I? In a pageant of love, four contest as lovers, each one goodhearted in their own right. Does Ping want all four or none at all? By marrying herself, can she figure out who she really is? And who she really loves? Ping will tell it all on the day of the solo wedding...

    In this satire of marriage and the individual self, nothing is left untouched: women, men, organised religion, homosexuality, the filthy rich, not to mention ye good old mother! Love yourself in Say I do to me, won't you?


    d. Jean-Francois Richet
    Gerard Butler, Mike Colter, Daniella Pineda


    d. Takehiko Inoue, Yasuyuki Ebara
    Japanese Animation
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 124 mins.
  Opening January 12 2023

    Slam Dunk is a shonen manga by Takehiko Inoue that was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump from 1990, issue No. 42, to 1996, issue No. 27. The series, which depicts the personal growth of several high school basketball players, has sold more than 120 million copies in Japan. It has inspired numerous boys and girls to get into basketball. An anime series (that ran from October 1993 to March 1996), several video games, and other media based on the manga have also been produced. The Slam Dunk Scholarship was established in 2006 to support young basketball players in Japan. In 2018, a new, 20-volume shinsoban edition with all new cover illustrations was published, with volume divisions at each milestone in the story. An artwork compilation, PLUS / SLAM DUNK ILLUSTRATIONS 2, was released in 2020 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the series' launch.


    d. James Cameron
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane


    d. Frant Gwo
    Andy Lau Tak Wa, Wu JUing, Li Xuejian, Sha Yi, Ning Li,
     Wang Zhi, Zhu Yanmanzi
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 173 mins.
  Opening February 9 2023

    The sun is about to destroyed, and humans have built huge engines on the Earth's surface to help them find a new home. However, the road out into the universe is perilous. In order to save the Earth, a group of young people once again stepped forward to begin a life and death battle.


    Can : Fung Joi Hei Si
    Lit : When Storm Rises Again
    AKA : Chuen Kau Tung Chup Ling
    Lit : Global Wanted List
    d. Philip Yung Tsz Kwong
    Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Patrick Tam Yiu Man,
      Michael Chow Man Kin, Michael Hui Koon Man, Jessie Li (Chun Xia),
      Du Juan, Lawrence Ko Yu Lun, Eddie Cheung Siu Fai, Zeng Yixuan,
      Louis Cheung Kai Chung, Michael Ning (Bak Ji), Lam Yiu Sing,
      Ron Ng Cheuk Hei, Tse Kwan Ho,
      Maggie Cheung Ho Yi, Elaine Jin (Kam Yin Ling),
      Tsui Tin Yau, Belinda Yan, Jeana Ho Pui Yu, Rose Chan Ka Wun,
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 143 mins.
  Opening April 1 2021 at the Hong Kong International Film Festival (CANCELLED)
  Opening August 15 2022 at the Hong Kong International Film Festival
  Opening November 21 2022 (Preview)
  Opening February 10 2022 (Preview)
  Opening February 17 2023
  Site: https://www.hkiff.org.hk/film/getdetail?fid=935
  fb: https://www.facebook.com/wherethewindblows2021

    Young Lui Lok became a policeman to uphold justice. But the rampant corruption within the police force made it impossible for him to remain independent. He decides to make a name for himself within the police force by controlling organized crime.

    Nam Kong looks gentleman, but operates with a dagger under his cloak. He is socially active among the police force as well as the social circles, in fact laying the groundwork for the empire of corruption he builds with Lui Lok.

    Nam Kong and Lui Lok, the brains and the brawn working in perfect unison, respectively become Chief Detective Chinese of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon / New Territories in 1962. They lord over organized crime, and lead tens of thousands of policemen.

    Nam Kong has long seen through Lui Lok's cynicism and naivete, and has been plotting a hostile takeover of power. Lui Lok discovers that everything is not as he had imagined, he vows to forcibly regain controlling leadership from Nam Kong.

    As the two forces begin their epic power struggle, who will rise and who will fall?


    d. Huang Tien-Jen
    Greg Hsu, Alice Ko, Patrick Shih, Kim Scar,
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 107 mins.
  Opening February 9 2023

    After reunion with LI Ziwei, HUANG Yu-Hsuan and LI live a peaceful life in Taiwan. But the calm days are broken when HUANG is informed one day she will be on secondment to Shanghai. Though the couple is parted in discord, HUANG still misses LI deeply, and she even usually dreams of a scene where LI falls from a building. One day when she wakes up again from the nightmare, she finds all trails of LI are simply vanished, and it looks like she has never been together with LI. Worse, her nightmare is soon proved to be true by Mo Jun-Jie, the closest friend of LI, that LI is actually died from falling a building several years ago. On her way to find out the truth, HUANG receives a mysterious cassette player. By pressing the play button of the song Last Dance, is HUANG able to change their fate and save LI by traveling through time and space?


  Can : Duk Sit Dai Jong
  Lit : Poison Tongued Lawyer
    d. Jack Ng Wai Lun
    Dayo Wong Tze Wa, Tse Kwan Ho,
      Louise Wong Dan Nei, Fish Liew Chi Yu,
      Michael Wong Man Tak, Dee Ho Kai Wa, Renci Yeung Sze Wing,
      Adam Pak Tin Nam, Bowie Lam Bo Yi,
      Vincent Kok Tak Siu, Sheldon Lo (Law Hau Yung)
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 135 mins.
  Opening January 7, 14 2023 (Preview)
  Opening January 21 2023
  Teaser : https://youtu.be/JRUKWIv59Uw
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/DYJ828h8k4M

    A simple supermodel's child abuse case becomes the battleground of justice, power, and fame. When the apex society exercises every network and resource to save itself, how will the barristers pursue justice?


    d. Peyton Reed
    Paul Rudd, Evangline Lilly, Jonathan Majors, Kathryn Newton,
      Bill Murray, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas


Louise Wong is very happy to be able to make a good movie with so many good actors in this dream factory
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Dayo Wong and the cast celebrate A GUILTY CONSCIENCE passing the HK$ 100 million mark

Dayo Wong thanks the audience for granting HK$ 100 million

Dee Ho is very honored to be a part of a movie with HK$ 100 million box office

Director Ng Wai Lun can drink to the success
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The film A GUILTY CONSCIENCE (DUK SIT DAI JONG) since its release has broken numerous box office records. Yesterday it even made a historical moment in Hong Kong film history! As of 6 PM yesterday, A GUILTY CONSCIENCE's Hong Kong cumulative box office has reached HK$ 100,017,474 as it strongly charged past the HK$ 100 million mark. Not only did it firmly sat atop the Hong Kong film history but also became the first Hong Kong film to break HK$ 100 million in Hong Kong history.

Dayo Wong Tze Wa thanked the audience for granting them 100 million. "For me personally it's like finding a winning lottery ticket, even though I didn't buy the ticket if I did perhaps I would feel I deserved it. The feeling is like it fell from the Heavens, drifted into my hand and won. It is also like going to Mars, I still have to thank everyone for granting us this wonderful feeling." Fish Liew Chi Yu said, "I am now a HK$ 100 million box office female star!" Dee Ho Kai Wa said, "I am very honored to be able to participate in a HK$ 100 million production. I am very afraid of using up my luck. I hope that it isn't finished and is just the beginning. My fans can change their tunes and chant 'Support Ho Kai Wa 100 million'."





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As the pandemic eased and the social distancing measures fully lifted, many Hong Kong films have been successful and repeatedly set box office records. The Dayo Wong Tze Wa starred A GUILTY CONSCIENCE (DUK SIT DAI JONG) even passed the HK$ 100 million mark. In the Mainland, many Spring Festival film releases also were big successes, including the Zhang Yimou directed costume film FULL RIVER RED. Since its release it has made over 4.4 billion RMB. The Andy Lau Tak Wa and Jason Wu Jing starred THE WANDERING EARTH II made 3.8 billon RMB. The Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Mainland artist Wang Yibo starred SILENT BLADE made 900 million RMB. The Deng Chao and Sun Li starred PING PONG: THE TRIUMPH earlier retreated from the Spring Festival slot and opened again on the 17th, reportedly to an average box office performance. All 4 Mainland films would open in Hong Kong. Ultimately the Hong Kong and the Mainland audience had different tastes in movies, their box office performance would be difficult to predict.

THE WANDERING EARTH II opened in Hong Kong on February 9th. As of Monday (the 20th) after 12 days in release its box office was HK$ 4.5 million, a less than ideal performance. However many who have seen it has praised the special effect as well done, but minded the 3 hour run time being too long. The story revolved around the first film. The sun would soon be destroyed. Humanity on the surface of Earth constructed a large drive engine to find a new home, but danger lurked on the journey around the universe. In order to save Earth, Wu Jing, Lau Tak Wa and other rose up and fought for survival.

FULL RIVER RED would open on March 2nd, previews on February 4th made HK$ 480,000. Perhaps because the subject was not able to attract local viewers. In the story during the Southern Song Dynasty, four years of Yue Fei's death, traitorous minister Qin Hui led his army to the border for talks with a Jurchen mission. The night before the meeting the Jurchen missionary died and his confidential documents vanished. Zhang Yimou cut into a legendary story with an unique angle, started with a mystery, told the story with visuals. The actors in the film Shen Teng, Jackson Yee, Zhang Yi, Lei Jiayi, Wang Jiayi and Yue Yunpeng each carried a secret mission that no one would guess, bringing sensory stimulation and requiring viewers to burn their brains.

The spy war SILENT BLADE will open on March 9th. The Chinese Communist Party began its struggles in Shanghai in the 20s, led an underground organization against various forces. In the process of marching toward victory, the irreplaceable contributions of those anonymous heroes deserved the credit. Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Wang Yibo starred.

PING PONG: THE TRIUMPH would open on March 16th. Between 1992 and 1995, Cai Zhenhua, who was sent to coach a table tennis team in Italy, was hired to return and lead players new and old to strike back and rescue the men's table tennis team. The film was based on the real story behind the 1995 Tianjun table tennis world championship. Den Chao directed and starred in the film. From not knowing how to play ping pong at all, he trained until he was able to even play with his left hand. Sun Li played Deng Chao's wife, supporting her husband on and off camera.


Aaron Kwok shares his directing debuts with fellow film enthusiast Gordon Lam

Gordon Lam

Speaking of all their fight scenes, Gordon Lam and Aaron Kwok get physical
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Gordon Lam and Aaron Kwok rarely go online, feeling chats and discussions online are unsafe

The film CYBER HEIST is about technology and internet world crime that puts Gordon Lam and Aaron Kwok in direct confrontation

Gordon Lam, producer Soi Cheang and Aaron Kwok focus their energy and watch the playback
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Two Best Actors Aaron Kwok Fu Sing and Gordon Lam Ka Tung were known for giving their all. In their new film they fought hard. Sing Sing personally performed high aerial stunts, while Ka Tung fought in close combat with an injury. Their passion for the film industry could be seen. Sing Sing even revealed that he already had a complete plan, hoping to fulfill his dream before his "6 landing" and get a taste of directing.

Kwok Fu Sing and Lam Ka Tung earlier spoke about their film CYBER HEIST (DUEN MONG) and shared their production experience. In the film Sing Sing through the internet battled hackers and began a series of fights with assassins sent by Ka Tung. He said that this time was the movie with the most fight scenes since THE MONKEY KING 2 (SAI YAU GEI ji SUEN NG HUNG SAM DA BAK GWUT JING). In addition he performed all the stunts himself. "I fought for the full 7 days for the Central chase scene. (Did you get hurt?) Bruises all over are inevitable. CYBER HEIST is real fighting, absolutely no trick. The first two days really took some getting used to, I had to jump over walls and fight on scaffolds. I took all the protective measure with all the padding."

Speaking of the scene in which their close combat under a bed in a narrow room, both complained about how hot and tight it was. Ka Tung even performed with an injury. "The night before while working on another film my nose was injured and all swollen. The colleagues told me to take a photo and sent it to producer Cheang Pou Soi to cancel. I said, 'Trust me, because it's Cheang Pou Soi he would still tell me to go." Sing Sing added, "The place really was too narrow, just enough for us two actors and a cinematographer. I had to grab the other's gun and had to use real strength, I was very afraid of hurting him." Was it finished in one take? Ka Tung joked, "Of course not, it's Cheang Pou Soi!"

Ka Tung said that both he and Sing Sing were film fanatics, constantly talking about movies. He even revealed that Sing Sing wanted to director, and Sing Sing also admitted that he already had the whole thing planned. "I thought about it for 8 years, I already have a script in mind. It would be about revenge, with friendship, love and family, of course it would also have action. Maybe I would direct and star, I hope to fulfill the dream before age 60."