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Jackie Chan two nights ago appeared in his film DRAGON BLADE's celebration in Beijing. Since its February 29th release the film has made over 500 million nationwide. Jackie Chan and director Daniel Lee Yan Kong attended a celebration with the cast. Famous CCTV host Bai Yansong talked with Jackie Chan, who lamented that he was already 60 and his thinking has drastically changed. Now he would no longer care about the box office. He admitted that in the past he would always make comparison with Sammo Hung Kam Bo and Jet Li (Lee Nin Kit) and would be very anxious about the box office. Yet after several decades he no longer had the pressure, as long as he did his best then he was fine. He too had confidence in himself. He said, "I have been through too many storms. Since I can answer to Heaven, Earth and conscience, I can sleep well everyday. I wouldn't swindle anyone as I am responsible to fans.

Jackie Chan admitted that as he got older his action was not as agile as before. At his peak he could perform five straight kicks, now he has trouble with one. He would focus more on the story, and coordinate the action with some tricks and cameras. Jackie Chan said that his films in recent years all promoted patriotism and peace. As early as 30 years ago his films were already patriotic. He hoped that every film would be able to deliver the message of patriotism. DRAGON was a story about protecting the Silk Road. Bai ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Artist Chapman To Man Chak produced SARA (CHOR GEI) for Emperor Motion Pictures. Herman Yau Lai To directed, Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin and Simon Yam Tat Wa starred. Ah Jat admitted that he asked for Ah Sa. He said, "Since she started, she gave people an impression of a little girl. Actually with her age and her years in this business, her maturity should be enough to handle this film. Her life journey was already adult. In addition I felt that her acting has always been underestimated, I want people to know Ah Sa." When asked why Ah Jat did not participate, he said that in recent years he has made more comedy films. He was worried that the audience would mistake this film for a comedy.

Ah Jat said that if this film did not have Yam Tat Wa as the lead actor it would not have been made. He said, "Because he looks just right. I am more traditional and concern with the appearance of actors. He is cool, can act and has a presence. Because Ah Sa has never had such a darling performance, if the co-star had experience h would be able to give her a great sense of security. Many female artists would worry about being taken advantage of during love scenes, but Yam Tat Wa wouldn't. He has worked on more bed scenes than you have made movies."

Although the film had many foul language dialogue and love scenes, Ah Jat said that he did not have to convince Ah Sa. He said, "After reading the script she should be able to guess how ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Alan Tam Wing Lun's 13 show Hong Kong Coliseum concert series ended two nights ago. Friends Cally Kwong Mei Wan, Teresa Mo Shun Kwan and her husband, Candy Law Lam, Amy Kwok Oi Ming and others were in the audience. Two nights ago was the Lunar 7th, Alan wished everyone Happy Birthday as soon as the show began. He said, "Today is People Day, everyone's birthday, Happy Birthday, wish you are 25 every year!" Fans presented flowers and strawberry gift boxes. Alan handed the microphone toward a female fan, who said, "Thank you very much for singing good songs for us over the years, silent thank you should be something that we say to you." At this time, Alan was already teary eyed and could not speak. After a few seconds he said, "I will do my best, I will sing as long as I can sing while I am young."

Alan invited Taiwan group Mayday to be his guests and sang LOVE TRAP with them. Mayday lead singer Ashin's Cantonese was less than fluent, Alan took him all over the stage. He shoved all the lai see from fans to Ashin and ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Charmaine Sheh Si Man and Francis Ng Chun Yu yesterday attended an audience appreciation event for their film TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES (CHUNG SEUNG WON SIU) at a Tseung Kwan O cinema. They suddenly appeared after the show and the entire audience went into an uproar! They asked the audience questions then gave away film memorabilia. Viewers also fought to take photos with them and ask for autographs. Chun Yu also took out his phone to take selfies with Ah Sheh.

Reportedly TVB will make a film version of LINE WALKER (SI TOH HUNG JEH) this year with two great Best Actors Nick Cheung Ka Fai and Sean Lau Ching Wan to make Ah Sheh into a Best Actress. When asked Ah Sheh said that she has not been notified about the film. If the rumor was true she of course would like to make it because she liked her character very much. Also she has not worked with Ka Fai and Ching Wan. She said, "I really want to work with them because I definitely will learn a lot. (This year will you make more movies?) I leave it up to the company, aside other than film I want to try a play too."

Chun Yu originally was to head to the Mainland for a film yesterday, but suddenly the audience appreciation event came so he postponed his departure. He said, "I come to the audience appreciation like I am paying the audience a New Year visit. I have very few opportunities to be close to the audience. With all the appreciation, I am all appreciated out!" While working ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The god class Best Actor Chow Yun Fat, Carina Lau Ka Ling, Nick Cheung Ka Fai, Shawn Yue Man Lok and child star Angela Wang Shiling starred, Wong Jing directed, Andrew Lau Wai Keung produced Lunar New Year comedy FROM VEGAS TO MACAU 2 (DOH SING FUNG WON II) had great box office and word of mouth. At the Hong Kong box office, from the Lunar 4th to 7th it has been the Chinese film single day box office champion. From the Lunar Year's Day to the Lunar 7th its weekly box office has already exceeded HK$ 19 million, surpassing other Lunar New Year films TRIUMPH IN THE SKIS (CHUNG SEUNG WON SIU), 12 GOLDEN DUCKS (12 GUM NGAP) and AN INSPECTOR CALLS (FAU WA YIN)G to become the Lunar New Year Hong Kong film box office champion.

Meanwhile, FROM 2 performed even better in the Mainland. From the Lunar New Year's Day to the Lunar 6th it made 410 million yuan RMB around HK$ 508 million) in less than a week, far more than last year's Lunar New Year film FROM VEGAS TO MACAU first week box office record of 180 million RMB (around HK$ 223 million). Between China and Hong Kong the film made over HK$ 500 million, its Mainland box office is estimated to pass FROM's 520 million yuan RMB (around HK$644 million) box office! With the momentum, the film company could not wait to move the Hong Kong celebration one day earlier to tomorrow! ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The 39th Hong Kong International Film Festival will take place between March 23 and April 6. Filmmakers from around the world will gather at the event to showcase their latest work. The event yesterday held a press conference and invited this year's film festival opening film MURMUR OF THE HEART (LIM LIM)'s director Sylvia Chang (Cheung Ngai Ga), this year's closing film PORT OF CALL (DAP HUET CHUM MUI)'s new director Philip Yung Chi Kwong and Fresh Wave representative director Johnnie To Kei Fung to attend.

Cheung Ngai Ga came to Hong Kong to promote her new film MURMUR OF THE HEART. She said that lead actress Isabella Leong Lok Si was busy with her children in Canada and will be unable to attend the promotions. She also said that Leong Lok Si had to take care of the children, which was also very difficult. Will she work with Leong Lok Si again? She said that Leong will be busy with her children so for now they may not have the chance.

Speaking of Leong Lok Si's acting, Cheung Ngai Ga said, "In the past she hasn't been in many movies, everyone only remember her as Leong Lok Si. Over the years she has gradually matured. She hoped to become a real film actor." She also pointed out that Leong Lok Si this time played a Taiwan girl. Due to the cultural and background difference and the Putonghua dialogue, Leong Lok Si had to put in an extra effort. Her Putonghua dialogue needed help from the director. Leong Lok Si and Joseph Chang Hau Chuen in the film had intimate ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The Andy Lau Tak Wa starred film LOST AND LOVE (SUT GOO) was based of many real cases, sincerely displaying the severe damaging of kidnapping and sale of children on individuals, families and even society. Around 1.2 million children are kidnapped and sold every year around the world. Wa Jai only had one hope when he made this film. "As long as one person in the entire world would think after watching the film, properly protect his children and stop harming children, then it is worth this entire film."

Wa Jai said that earlier already noticed that the sale of children was happening around the world every second and this type of film was needed to bring attention to this global problem to everyone. In the film he played a farmer who lost his son Lei Zekuan. He gave this character an even more human interpretation with hairstyle, skin color, behavior and even gesture. He said, "Many people feel Lau Tak Wa has to be handsome, but I don't feel Lau Tak Wa and Lei Zekuan have distance that can't be overcome. In real life handsome farmers have to exist, the most important is whether the director believed the actor could play this role well. As long as the director believed that, I would be willing to play it well no matter the character."

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Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin was nominated for the Hong Kong Film Award Best Actress with SARA (CHOR GEI) and challenged Best Actresses Vicki Zhao Wei, Tang Wei, Sandra Ng Kwan Yu and Zhou Xun. Her performance became her acting breakthrough; Ah Sa dropped her idol burden and in the film smoked and cursed, had very daring bed scenes with her step father (Tony Ho Wa Chiu) and Kam Ho Yin (Simon Yam Tat Wa) who put her through school. Ah Sa before the film release went to the Maldive with Gillian Chung Yun Tung to relax and even shared the rare swimsuit selfies.

Choi Cheuk Yin choose the sunshine and the beach of the Maldives to enjoy a quiet vacation with Ah Gil. After Ah Gil's god father Jeff Lau Chun Wai posted his god daughter's swimming photos and was envious of her vacation, Ah Sa's assistant also posted Ah Sa's swimsuit selfies and said that "Leader Choi's" new toy "selfie stick" took them and everything was shared with everyone. Ah Sa's selfies were very pretty, she almost has returned to her early Twins' days.

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As for Ah Sa's line in the SARA trailer, "I let you X me!", people are looking for her performance that broke through her idol baggage. In the film, two men, her step father and Kam Ho Yin who put her ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Friday February 27, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

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Yesterday, Kathy Chow (周汶錡) announced her pregnancy news and her sister, Niki Chow (周麗淇) left a comment to congratulate her on Weibo: "U r the most beautiful mom in the world... Love u! Thank you to everyone for the blessing, very happy that our home add a new member. I am going to be auntie." Kathy Chow replied her: "Thanks my lovely sister".

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Friday February 27, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

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Five days ago, Aaron Kwok (郭富城) attended an Lunar New Year event, and appeared by riding the motorcycles. During the event, he seemed excited upon seeing a little boy. Aaron appeared to be full of fatherly love when hugging the little boy and taking photograph together.

After the event, Aaron accepted the interview and expressed that although his mother had not urge him to get married, but he hoped he will get married and have children to accompany his mother. However, Aaron needed to prepare for his concert first and let nature take course for marriage children.

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