Wednesday, July 19, 2017

[2017.07.20] FOR THE WEEK ENDING JULY 16 2017

For the week ending Sunday July 16 2017
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10 THE MUMMY
    d. Alex Kurtzman
    Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe


 9 WONDER WOMAN
    d. Patty Jenkins
    Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright,
      Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Said Taghamoui, Ewen Bremner,
      Eugene Brave Rock, Lucy Davis, Elena Anaya


 8 ZOMBIOLOGY: ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT
  AKA : Z FOR ZOMBIE
  Can : Gum Man Da Song Si
  Lit : Tonight We Fight Zombies
    d. Alan Lo Wai Lun
    Louis Cheung Kai Chung, Michael Ning (Bak Ji),
     Alex Man Chi Leung, Carrie Ng Ka Lai,
    Cherry Ngan Cheuk Ling, Venus Wong Man Yik,
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 105 mins.
  Opening June 29 2017
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/zVXt5nk2Zfk

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    Two eccentric hot-blooded young men Lung and Chi-Yeung lead a devil-may-care life. They deem themselves as heroes but they are merely slick talkers who can’t even get life back on track. A mysterious monster appears in the city out of reason and turns people into zombies. The outbreak of this zombie crisis is followed by a widespread chaos all round. Lung risks his life to break into the infected district for rescuing Chi-Yeung and his dream girl. He determines not to be a coward anymore. A lethal battle against zombies is inevitable tonight!

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]

    Sam and Sing stay at the old theatre operated by Shan and help her making different innovated props. Recently, they are all worried because the theatre is bought by financial company and closed down soon.

    One day, a sudden disaster breaks out in Hong Kong. All those are infected will go wild and bite others. Not a living person can stay alive for over 5 seconds after being bitten. Accidentally, Sam met his father again who disappeared for years, and Shan’s niece Yan came back from overseas to visit them. They all felt scared and desperate from their friends becoming infected one by one. Sam and Sing do not give up and amend their innovated props to weapons to fight. Finally, whether they could be able to survive? Will they find out the truth and save the non-infected people around?


 7 77 HEARTBREAKS
  Can : Yuen Loi Ta 77 Chi
  Lit : Forgive him 77 Times
    d. Herman Yau Lai To
    Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin, Pakho Chau, Michelle Wai Sze Nga,
      Gillian Chung Yun Tung, Anthony Wong Chau Sun,
      Kara Wai Ying Hung, Lawrence Cheng Tan Shui
      Yumiko Cheng Hei Yi, J.Arie (Lui Sum Yu), Candy Lo Hau Yam,
      C Kwan
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 97 mins.
  Opening March 10 2017 at the Osaka Asian Film Festival
  Opening April 10 2017 at the Hong Kong International Film Festival
  Opening June 15 2017
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/27b8S1V2w-U
  Site : http://www.emp.hk/en/production/recent-hits/77-heartbreaks
  Site : http://www.hkiff.org.hk/film/detail?id=157

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    When Eva ends her ten-year relationship with Adam, he's shocked by the seeming suddenness of the break-up till reading her private journal reveals it was the culmination of 77 heartbreaks. He is determined to win her back, but faces the hurdles of a drunken affair and the secret contained in the journal's missing last page.


 6 OUR TIME WILL COME
  AKA : THE GREAT ESCAPE
  Can : Ming Yuet Gei Si Yau
  Lit : When Will The Bright Moon Come
    d. Ann Hui On Wa
    Zhou Xun, Eddie Peng Yu-Yan, Wallace Huo,
      Guo Tao, Huang Zhizhong, Jiang Wenli, Tony Leung Ka Fai,
      Ivana Wong Yuen Chi, Ray Lui Leung Wai, Deanie Ip Tak Han,
      Nina Paw Hee Ching, Jessie Li (Chun Xia), Sam Lee Chan Sam,
      Leung Man Tao, Eddie Cheung Siu Fai,
      Stanley Fung Shui Fan, Kingdom Yuen King Tan,
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 131 mins.
  Opening July 6 2017
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/tEOHSB9cSHo

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    1941. Hong Kong is occupied by Japanese forces.

    During the three-year-and-eight-month occupation, the Japanese military pillaged and arrested cultural figures living in Hong Kong. The Dongjiang Guerilla unit was tasked with rescuing these cultural figures and extracting them from the besieged city.

    The occupation transformed Hong Kong from a prosperous city into a barren land with no food or water. Primary school teacher, Lan – recently separated from her lover, Rong - and her mother are trying to survive this difficult period in their small run-down flat. After the schools are shut down, Lan unwittingly finds herself embroiled in the guerillas’ mission to save novelist Mao Dun. In the process, she meets Hei-zai, the daring captain of the guerillas. Taking notice of Lan’s calm, resourceful nature, Hei-zai recruits her to join the guerillas.

    Lan sets up a secret liaison point for the guerillas in the city, stealthily delivering intelligence under the watchful eyes of the Japanese military. Worried for her daughter’s safety, Lan’s mother volunteers to take Lan’s place, only to be arrested by the Japanese. To save her mother, Lan is forced to turn to Rong, who now works for the Japanese...


 5 TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT
    d. Michael Bay
    Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel


 4 DESPICABLE ME 3
    d. Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin
    Animation
    English Voices: Steve Carell, Kirsten Wiig, Jenny Slate
    Cantonese Voices: Wayne Lai Yiu Cheung, Fala Chen, Wyman Wong Wai Man


 3 CARS 3
    d. Brian Fee
    Disney/Pixar Animaton
    English Voices: Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper,
      Nathan Fillion, Larry the Cable Guy, Armie Hammer
    Cantonese Voices: Jan Lamb Hoi Fung


 2 WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
    d. Matt Reeves
    Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval, Amiah Miller





 1 SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING
    d. Jon Watts
    Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr.

[2017.07.20] PAKHO CHAU TRIES TO DISTRACT HIMSELF FROM ANDREW LAM

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Pakho Chau yesterday appeared at the Book Fair for an autograph session to promote the film THE SINKING CITY: CAPSULE ODYSSEY (SAI FONG GIK LOK TAI BAU TAI JI TAI HUNG CHONG). He gave away posters. Pakho Chau said, "I haven't read this novel, but the script is very funny. Hong Kong hasn't had this type of light humorous film. It's very funny during the shoot. (Andrew) Lam Man Chung kept improvising, I couldn't follow so I just didn't. In addition my character couldn't laugh, so before the shoot I would think about other things to divert my attention. (Did you have any bad take?) This film had no bad take, the outtakes would be cut into the film. In the entire film only Lam Man Chung used foul language. He had no taboo. I have a lot of confidence in this film because it is able to reflect the land problem. Everyone can relate to it."

2017.07.20] LEON LAI SHOOTS A VIDEO IN A DESERT TO SUPPORT ANDREW LAU

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The film THE FOUNDING OF AN ARMY was the film that director Andrew Lau Wai Keung put the most effort into in the past two years. Director Lau even had the support of many superstars.

Every star of INFERNAL AFFAIRS (MO GAN DOH) was a superstar. Even though they were working in different places they were all willing to take time to shoot a video to support Director Lau. Two days ago Andy Lau Tak Wa, Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Carina Lau Ka Ling started. Yesterday the film company continued to release another video with Leon Lai Ming, Sammi Cheng Sau Man, Kelly Chen Wai Lam, and Gordon Lam Ka Tung. Lai Ming in the video said that he was in a desolate desert, praised Lau Wai Keung as a very experienced good director and hoped everyone would support him; Sammi said that the trailer alone already had blood boiling; Kelly and Ka Tung also cheered on Director Lau Wai Keung in the video.

[2017.07.20] CHRISSIE CHAU ABSOLUTELY WOULD NOT FALL FOR A MARRIED MAN

Chrissie Chau is so busy with work that she has no time to date.  Her friends have to wait three months to have dinner with her.

Chrissie Chau says that her skin reaction has not healed yet
Julian Cheung, Charmaine Sheh, Francis Ng have action scenes
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Chrissie Chau, Francis Ng, Charmaine Sheh, Julian Cheung
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Francis Ng Chun Yu, Julian Cheung Chi Lam, Charmaine Sheh Sze Man, Chrissie Chau Sau Na, Wilfred Lau Ho Lung and Kent Cheng Juk Si yesterday attended the new film SIT MUK HUNG JEH (SECRET LEAKING WALKER) production start worship ceremony at the Kai Tak Ferry pier. Yesterday one of the focus was Sister Na because she was caught at the movies with a married producer. She said that he was only a friend of many years and stressed that she absolutely would not choose a married man.

Chun Yu, Chilam and Ah Sheh just returned from shooting in Penang. They were not shoot in Durian Hill. Chilam said that this time Chun Yu taught him something. "Chun Yu performed drinking right after having durian, which actually was possible. Maybe only he could do it, I didn't dare to try. However the durian there was very delicious." Chun Yu said that he could tell the type of durian from eating it.

In the film Chun Yu and Chilam played Hong Kong and Malaysian cops, while Ah Sheh played a news reporter. Were they responsible for protecting Ah Sheh in the film? Chun Yu sad, "Ah Sheh dragged us into trouble with her. I didn't want to participate. (Do you three have any romance?) The three of us have a great relationship." Did they have any action scene? Chun Yu said, "Some other actors were responsible, we were in car chases and gun fights. We aren't action stars, but we wouldn't mind fighting either." Ah Sheh revealed that she had car chases in the film and was a little scared. Chilam said that he would coordinate. Chun Yu said, "If even you are pretending you are an action actor, what is Jackie Chan then?"

Sister Na was recently caught at the movies with the married producer Charlie Wong Wing Fung. They were already linked in rumors six years ago. Sister Na admitted that they went and said that she has known him for years. They were friends and she knew his wife too. Would she watch herself a little? Sister Na said, "I wouldn't deliberately avoid anyone. (Would you ask Mrs. Wong to go to the moves too next time?) I can." She stressed that she would not choose a married man.

Sister Na said that she was so busy with work that she could not tell how long she has not dated. was she very dry? She said, "I am so dry that I have skin reaction. Hurry up and tell the boss to make a romance to nourish me. (Acting and real life are different.) Work is too busy, I don't have time to get to know anyone. (Do you have any suitor?) No, my friends said that they had to wait three months just to have dinner with me. This year I would be busy with television series and movies."

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

[2017.07.19] FOR THE WEEK ENDING JULY 15 2017

GLOBAL CHINESE MUSIC CHART
For the week starting July 15 2017


15 NO CHOICE
  Can : Moot Yau Suen Jak
  Tiger Hu (Wu Yin Bun)

14 A HALF AND A HALF
  Can : Yut Boon Yut Boon
  Diamond Zhang Bichen (Cheung Bik Sun)

13 TOO GOOD MAN
  Can : Lan Ho Yun
  A-Do

12 WE ARE BETTER OFF BREAKING UP
  Can : Ngor Moon Fun Hoi Ying Goi Wui Gung Ho
  FS (Fuying and Sam)

11 ONE LITTLE PIG
  Can : Yut Jet Siu Ju
  Vincy Chan (Wing Yi)

10 SAND IN HAND
  Can : Sau Jung Sa
  Hana Kuk Chi Kiu

 9 PLEASE LET LOVE BELIEVE IN YOU
  Can : Ching Yeung Oi Ching Seung Shun Nei
  Jane Zhang Liangying

 8 I AM AFRAID
  Can : Ngor Hoi Pa
  Joker Xue (Sit Ji Him)

 7 SET IT OFF
  Can : Juk Fat
  Luhan

 6 TORCHES
  Zhang Jie (Cheung Kit) feat. X Ambassadors

 5 SISTER EMPTY
  Can : Hung Jeh
  Gin Lee Hung Ngai

 4 UNBREAKABLE LOVE
  Can : Wing Buk Suk Luen Dik Oi
  Eric Chou (Chow Hing Jik)

 3 THE YEAR OF INNOCENCE
  Can : Ching Bak Ji Nin
  Pu Shu (Pok Shu)

 2 EN
  Can : Uh
  Li Ronghao


 1 CAPE
  Can : Pei Fung
  Eason Chan Yik Shun

[2017.07.19] ANDY LAU SHOWS HIS SUPPORT FOR ANDREW LAU

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Andy Lau
Carina Lau and Tony Leung Chiu Wai support Andrew Lau
Andrew Lau says that hiring him to make THE FOUNDING OF AN ARMY was a very daring decision for investors
Wallace Huo as Chiang Kai-Shek
Liu Ye as Mao Zedong
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Andy Lau Tak Wa produced and starred in THE ADVENTURERS (HUP DOH LUEN MUN) again risked his life. During a wired stunt, Wa Jai accidentally hit the edge of a hole and injured his forehead. To prevent from hindering the production, Wa Jai still insisted on continuing the shoot. After the shoot the team realized that Wa Jai was hurt and examined him. They even appreciated his professionalism and gave him a standing ovation. Wa Jai said, "Actually I rather enjoy shooting this film." Wa Jai in the film would battle international film star Jean Reno. They would battle brains and brawn, as the film even shot on location in Europe.

Meanwhile, the Media Asia Film distributed THE FOUNDING OF AN ARMY will open in Hong Kong on August 3rd. Many celebrities who have worked with director Andrew Lau Wai Keung like Lau Tak Wa, Carina Lau Ka Ling and Tony Leung Chiu Wai made videos to support their friends' new film. In the video, Wa Jai did not use a cane and stood up on his own. Wa Jai said that in the 80s he already knew Lau, who had his own vision on handling masculine films. Thus he definitely would support the Lau Wai Keung directed THE FOUNDING OF AN ARMY.

After almost half a year of recovery, yesterday Wa Jai made a "surprise appearance" as he shot a video for the Lau Wai Keung film.

Earlier Wa Jai reportedly was frail and his voice was hoarse. In the video, Wa Jai was not as thin as earlier reported. His voice was not hoarse either. He looked energetic as he did not require a cane. In addition the director's friends Leung Chiu Wai and his wife Lau Ka Ling said a few words in Cantonese and Mandarin to support Lau Wai Keung.

Two nights ago the first screening took place at the Sunbeam Theater in North Point for almost 1,000 viewers. After watching some said, "Very moving!" Director Lau Wai Keung also attended the forum after the screening. He said that he was reminded of a childhood memory. He also sincerely and humorously had exchanges with the audience. A grandmother even thanked the director for bringing him this film and said that she would watch it again and tell her family and friends to watch it again too. Some viewers said that they cried, and some viewers said that no matter what the person's position was, everyone should watch this film.

[2017.07.19] GIDDENS KO IS AFRAID OF TURNING INTO ROTTEN FILMMAKER

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Giddens Ko cares more about MON MON MON MONSTER's word of mouth than box office
Kent Tsai, Eugenie Liu, Carolyn Chen and Deng Yu-Kai
Some in Taiwan media compares MON MON MON MONSTER to TRAIN TO BUSAN
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Taiwan director Giddens Ko promoted his new film MON MON MON MONSTER! Earlier he led actors Eugenie Liu, Kent Tsai, Deng Yu-Kai, and Carolyn Chen to Hong Kong. Giddens Ko said that six years ago YOU ARE THE APPLE OF MY EYE made HK$ 61.85 million and set a highest grossing Chinese film box office record in Hong Kong. Instead this time he only asked to break even and not to disappoint his supporters. The pressure for him was not with the box office but with making a rotten film. He said, "After making a rotten film how can I dare to watch the premiere with the actors?"

Playing the monster in the film, Eugenie Liu recalled the pain of the production. Everyday before work she had to spend two hours in make up, after putting on the special contact lenses her vision became blurry. Her costume was so tight that she could not move. After meals she felt sick, and she had skin reaction. She said, "However, thanks to this look I was able to get into character."

Has she thought about becoming a goddess like YOU's Michelle Chen? Eugenie Liu said that she was afraid of comparison. If she was able to become the goddess among monsters then she would be fine. She said, "When I look into the mirror after I change into my costume, I scream from scaring myself. The director says that the monster looks better than the real me. Ko Chen-Tung said that he felt very sick from looking at me. I would take my revenge in the next movie!"

Kent Tsai said that he was shy, so playing a bully was difficult. Playing the teacher, Carolyn Chen said that slapping a student was the most memorable. Because the director asked for a real hit, after work she saw Deng Yu-Kai's mouth was swollen from all the slaps. Deng said, "I have a lot of fun from the performance, during the shoot I was reminded of thugs grabbing me by the collar when I was younger."