Sunday, May 27, 2018

[2018.05.28] KEVIN CHENG TURNS A BOAT SCENE INTO A BED SCENE WITH LOUIS KOO

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The anti corruption action film THE L STORM (L FUNG BO) has been scheduled for an August 23rd release in Hong Kong. Yesterday the film held a Shanghai press conference. Director David Lam Tak Luk along with actors Louis Koo Tin Lok, Julian Cheung Chi Lam, Kevin Cheng Ka Wing and Feng Lei attended.

Director Lam Tak Lun revealed that this time the film not only continued the spirit of its predecessors but with major upgrades. The case scale, anti corruption team, action scenes would break through the past. The film would have bright spots galore, including sea, land and air pursuits, major explosion and action scenes.

Goo Jai, Chilam, Ka Wing and Feng Lei displayed their "eye abilities" and interpreted various highly different looks. Goo Jai and Chilam had to stare at each other viciously and hopefully, which were rather awkward for them but great for the audience! Chilam even revealed Goo Jai's secret of staying young, when on the set he would not eat from morning to afternoon. He would not eat until night. Goo Jai stated that he has kept this habit for years. He would finish work at night, eat then sleep.

The press conference even directly turned into an "anti corruption event". The organizers "in the name of the people" presented anti corruption awards to the actors. Goo Jai was praised as "anti corruption role model", from the first to third flm Goo Jai's Luk Chi Lim has been dutiful and faithful to his anti corruption profession. This time in the anti corruption process, Goo Jai even personally performed various dangerous stunts; Chilam was called "anti corruption disguise master. In the film he turned Filipino for an investigation and even spoke Tagalog; Ka Wing as the L team investigation supervisor relentlessly went after Goo Jai. He not only targeted Goo Jai but also performed an exciting "boat scene". Thus he was dubbed the "anti corruption gatekeeper". Due to how close "boat" and "bed" sound in Putonghua, Ka Wing while talking about the fight scene with Goo Jai on the boat said "bed" scene and the audience could not stop laughing.

[2018.05.27] KATHY YUEN INSISTS ON BEING HERSELF

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Kathy Yuen (Tong Yi), Daichi Harashima and director Benny Lau Wai Heng yesterday attended an audience appreciation event for their film WHEN SUN MEETS MOON (MAU YUT MAU YUET). Aside from interacting with the audience, Daichi Harashima also gave protection charms that he brought from Japan to give to the audience.

Tong Yi said that the film will not open until the end of the month, but lately every week advanced screenings were held. She had confidence in the film because at each advanced screening the audience response was rather positive. Many friends said that they would book shows to watch. Would she ask boyfriend Ken Hung Cheuk Lap to dig into his wallet and book a show? She said, "I am the lead actress, of course I will be booking the show. I have already treated many friends to watch the film." She continued that her boyfriend has already seen the advanced screening and felt that in the film she was a kid but actually had a gentle and cute side that he has not seen normally. However her boyfriend did not ask her to turn gentle and she too felt that being herself would be the best. In the film she played a student. Has his boyfriend asked her to wear school uniform more at home? Tong Yi said, "No need, I wore it so much in the movie. Everyone likes my femininity more."

[2018.05.27] "DRAGON TIGER SNAKE" GATHER IN LA FOR GILLIAN CHUNG'S BIG DAY










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Laurinda Ho and matchmaker Wei Wei come to witness the moment
Ah Gil directly gives the bouquet to Ah Sa
Charlene Choi recalls all that they have experienced over the years and gets sentimental
Michael Lai makes a surprise marriage proposal on Ah Gil's 35th birthday
Gillian Chung admits to seeing Michael Lai in October last year
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On May 25th, Twins member Gillian Chung Yun Tung and Taiwan "doctor god" Michael Lai held a pre wedding party in Los Angeles. Known as "Dragon Tiger Leopard Snak" with Ah Gil, Joey Yung Cho Yi, Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin and Yumiko Cheng Hei Yi were in her wedding party. The couple spoke after appearing. Michael Lai thanked Ah Gil and said that they were very happy together. He even leaned on Ah Gil's shoulder and cried. Ah Gil also sobbed as she said, "We will work very hard on supporting and encouraging each other."

The party venue was an almost 100 year old five star hotel Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles. Because it was a pre wedding party, there was no ceremony like picking up the bride, hair combing or signing ceremony. The venue was decorated mainly with a lot of purple and pink flowers, with a T shaped stage in the center that was filled with candles.

The format was a luncheon and about 60 friends and family members were invited. They included Ah Gil's mother, sister and cousin; Michael Lai's parents, family and friends, Ah Gil's manager Mani Fok Man Hei, godfather Jeff Lau Chun Wai and his wife, Laurinda Ho Chiu Lin attended. Yung Cho Yi, Ah Sa and Yumiko were her wedding party; The flower girl and the page boy were Yumiko's daughter and Ah Gil's godson. When each guest arrived, the crew would put "G&M" ribbon on them; the luncheon had four courses. On each guest's plate was not only their guest name tag but also a rose.

Around 12:30PM, the party officially began, the wedding parties entered. Then the couple followed. Ah Gil wore a Jenny Packham wedding gown. Michael Lai first thanked everyone for attending. "We came from different families, culture, background. She was already very busy with work, but she still spent time to maintain this relationship with me......" Then he cried as he said, "Getting to this step today.....I really want to thank her. The feeling of meeting the right person, I have that feeling today when I came here." Finally he even leaned on Ah Gil's shoulder and wept. "I feel very happy to be with her, thank you everyone." Ah Gil was already choked up as soon as she spoke, "I kept telling myself......actually it's nothing to be nervous about. I feel this relationship of us really isn't easy because the distance is so far. However we spent a lot of time to try to see each other, to maintain. Maybe I am not that mature, Michael also had to spend time to take care of me even more. We will keep working hard to support and encourage each other."

Then, Ah Gil's manager who practically raised her, Mani, the finally together "Dragon Tiger Snake" spoke. First Mani said, "In the past we took care of her, but today I am very happy to have another person to take care of Ah Gil. She is yours! We can rest now. Over the years as Ah Sa and Ah Gil grew up, I witnessed Ah Sa and Ah Gil from being children to now. Today Ah Gil......I am very happy, happiness is something you have to to have! You are really worthy of having this happiness."

After 17 years as Twins with Ah Gil, Ah Sa first hug her then almost cried with almost every word she said to Ah Girl, "Since Ah Gil told me......he proposed, at that moment I was so completely emotional......truly from 17 years we have been together......over the years we have had a lot of different ups and downs, but no matter what we got over them together. Today, seeing her finally found someone who really love her, I really don't know how to describe the emotions of the past few days. I am very happy for her, and......the feeling is really funny. We grew up together! Now she is marrying someone! I truly sincerely wish them well, happiness together, happy everyday. Even after she married to Taiwan she would have to keep coming back to see us." Finally she even "warned" Michael Lai. "You have to treat her well, otherwise you would have to answer us, haha." Joey who almost missed the event due to an expired visa said, "Heaven blessed me to be able to stand here today and witness Ah Gil's big day, if I couldn't get the visa and couldn't come here, I think I would feel a lot of regret for many years. I feel that everyone is worthy of finding someone who wholeheartedly loves her. I am very very happy for you!"

Friday, May 25, 2018

[2018.05.26] WONG KAR WAI RECEIVES HARVARD HONORARY DEGREE

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Famous director Wong Kar Wai received a honorary doctorate degree from Harvard University for his achievement and influence in film art. Wong Kar Wai became the first Asian director to receive the honor.

After the ceremony, Wong Kar Wai said, "To receive such a reception at the almost 400 year old Harvard University and become an alumni with many greats in history like Einstein, Hawking, and Churchill, I feel honored." Sharing Wong Kar Wai's glorious moment was his wife. He also expressed his gratitude for his family, colleagues and friends, and mentioned the two cities where he was born and raised. "I was born in Shanghai, raised in Hong Kong. Today this honor is just for me, but also recognition for my two beloved cities at the same time."

Thursday, May 24, 2018

[2018.05.25] FRANCIS NG AND JULIAN CHEUNG CRASH THROUGH THE STREETS IN CAR CHASE


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The Francis Ng Chun Yu and Julian Cheung Chi Lam starred film THE LEAKERS (SIT MUK JEH MOON) will open next month. They turned into a police duo sworn to capture the mastermind behind a criminal organization. The film was shot in Malaysia and Hong Kong. They had to handle many stunts and car chases. Chun Yu had a scene in which he had to drive a truck to begin a car chase with Chilam in a police car. Several "police cars" and other vehicles were stuck between them, driving through narrow alleys, crashing into street stalls and making pedestrians flee in terror! Due to how realistic the scene was, the shoot was once mistaken for a police and robber car chase.

The car chase scene in Hong Kong was just as dangerous, but Chilam and Chun Yu both said that the team took all the safety precaution. During the real car chase they had a professional stunt team on hand to direct and act as double.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

[2018.05.24] FOR THE WEEK ENDING MAY 20 2018

For the week ending Sunday May 20 2018
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10 THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
    d. Yorgos Lanthimos
    Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman


  9 THE 8-YEAR ENGAGEMENT
  Can : Kua Yuen 8 Nin Dik Sun Leung
  Lit : The Bride Who Leaps Over 8 Years
    d. Takahisa Zeze
    Takeru Satoh, Tao Tsuchiya
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 119 mins.
  Opening May 10 2018
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/54Eh3tn903Y

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    Hisashi and Mai are set to have their wedding ceremony in 3 months, but Mai falls ill and lapses into a coma. Hisashi does not give up on his fiance and prays for her recovery. Finally, Mai wakes up, but she doesn't have any memory of Hisashi.


  8 SECRET SUPERSTAR
    d. Advait Chandan
    Aamir Khan, Zaira Wasim


  7 INCIDENTS IN A GHOST LAND
    d. Pascal Laugier
    Crystal Reed, Mylene Farmer, Anastasia Phillips,
Emilia Jones, Taylor Hickson


  6 LOVE, SIMON
    d. Greg Berlanti
    Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Katherine Langford


  5 THE TROUGH
  AKA : TASTE OF CRIME
  Can : Dai Ak Cho
  Lit : Trough
    d. Nick Cheung Ka Fai
    Nick Cheung Ka Fai, Xu Jinglei, Yu Nan, He Jiong, Michael Miu Kiu Wai,
      Louis Cheung Kai Chung, Maggie Cheung Ho Yi, Lam Suet
  Rating : IIB
  Opening May 3 2018
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/89zz83-xFeA

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    Yu Chau is a cop who has gone so deep undercover within the triad. He can no longer tell which side of the law he’s on. When he accidentally kills one of his pals in an operation, he runs off into the boonies to lick his wounds. Upon his return, he teams up with fellow officers Jim and Jackie to catch a triad Boss, only to unveil collusion with government officials at the highest level. Yu Chau once again faces the dilemma of taking the law into his own hands...


  4 A QUIET PLACE
    d. John Krasinski
    Emily Blunt, John Krasinski


  3 DESTINY: THE TALE OF KAMAKURA
    d. Takashi Yamazaki
    Masato Sakai, Mitsuki Takahata
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 129 mins.
  Opening May 10 2018
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/A-3cBLiID5A

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    When young Akiko marries mystery author Masakazu Isshiki and moves in with him in Kamakura, her way of life becomes a constant source of amazement. A simple stroll through the streets brings her into contact with supernatural creatures such as spirits, goblins, ghosts, and not-grim-at-all reapers. As Akiko learns very quickly, Kamakura is a place where humans and non-humans live side-by-side in harmony. One morning, Masakazu awakes to find that Akiko has disappeared. The only trace of her is a loving letter to her husband... It seems that Akiko has met an unfortunate accident, died, and departed for the netherworld. Upon losing his wife, Masakazu realizes for the first time how much he loves her. To bring Akiko back to life, he decides to journey to the netherworld himself. What awaits Masakazu there are the supernatural creatures who took away his wife, and someone else he recognizes... At last, the destiny of the desperate Isshikis will reveal itself.


  2 AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
    d. Anthony and Joe Russo
    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans
      Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland,
      Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie,
      Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista,
      Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt,
      Benedict Wong, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff



  1 DEADPOOL 2
    d. David Leitch
    Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison
      Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hillebrand, Jack Kesy,

[2018.05.24] JET LI RESPONDS TO RUMORS: "MY HEALTH IS PRETTY GOOD"

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In response to earlier rumor of Jet Li (Lee Nin Kit)'s deteriorating health, his manager Steven Chasman stressed that Lee Nin Kit was in good health and the photo was a photography issue. Lee Nin Kit had hyperthyroidism for 10 years, his life was not at risk and Lee Nin Kit was taking care of it. His assistant also posted a recent photo of Lee Nin Kit to dispel the rumor.

Yesterday a video of Lee Nin Kit in public appeared online. He thanked everyone for their concern and personally responded to the rumor. "My health is pretty good." He said that when he went to a temple, because the entire world heard that his health was poor he received a longevity Buddha to bless him with good health. Lee Nin Kit said that he was not a spokesperson for wheel chair or medication. He was always made crippled online but he was fine. He said, "I never thought that just by returning to Chengdu, I would turn 80 in one day. Oh, the sorrow." He said that if he would turn 80 just because of a photo, he could not be happier to be in his current condition when he really would turn 80. Lee Nin Kit also still thanked the media for making the story up for him to receive the caring of many friends. If he was able to contribute a little for the media friends' articles and traffic he would gladly comply.