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Rarely making Hong Kong movies in recent years, Athena Chu Yan in the new horror film THE LINGERING (GOO JAT) played mother and son with Louis Cheung Kai Chung. The story revolved around a century old house. In it Chu Yan lost her husband and had to raise her son alone. She even had to play the character from her 20s to her 60s. Aside from the acting challenge, she also made new attempts in her appearance with special effect aging make up.

In one scene Ah Chung was determined to leave the farm life and mother and son thus had an argument. Finally Chu Yan was abandoned by her "son". This scene was quite memorable for both actors, who were parents themselves. With one daughter Chu Yan was already teary eyed during the shoot and cried sentimentally during playback. She explained, "In the story my son is already grown and kept talking about wanting to leave, but every time I was able to stop him. However this time I was unable to. This son was my character's entire world......" Chu Yan shed tears again and continued, "Losing this pillar as well, as a mother the most terrifying would be the moment that the child wants to leave."

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The Athena Chu Yan, Louis Cheung Kai Chung, Bob Cheung Yin Pok starred horror film THE LINGERING (GOO JAT) two nights ago held its premiere. Boss Raymond Wong Pak Ming, Chu Yan and her husband Paul Wong Koon Chung attended. Reportedly Chu Yan's Mainland variety program has been postponed, Chu Yan said that she was not sure about the air date and she was not pay a large sum. The most important was through this experience her daughter Wong Ngan changed her mind about her father. Cheung Kai Chung stated that he would not bring his son to see the new film. He did not want his son to use it as an excuse to skip school and say that he could not sleep after watching it.

The film THE LINGERING (GOO WAT) took place in a hundred year old mansion. Chu Yan played child actor Chan Pak Lam and Cheung Kai Chung's mother. Chu Yan said that during the shoot she often feel chills, thus she did not dare to look around or nap. Due to her religious belief she would not attend the worship ceremony, but under certain situation she would accept lai see. Would she not bring her daughter to watch horror films? ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Teresa Mo Shun Kwan yesterday appeared on a Viu TV program. Lately she has been busy with the Wong Cho Lam directed Lunar New Year film I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE! (NEI MAI LEI, NGOR OI NEI!), which would be a musical like the film LA LA LAND.

Sister Mo revealed, "The film has ten stories, I would be in four and play four different characters from age 40 to 60. (Would you need aging make up?) No, I am around there. Among the different costumes my favorite is the long haired, big busted girl. Before in (Stephen) Chow Sing Chi's THE MAGNIFICENT SCOUNDRELS (CHING SING) I tried big busts and created a fast drop result. Very obviously it was for laughs. This time the look would be more realistic, they are somewhat different. With the long hair and a little fake bust, it's pretty interesting."

Sister Mo already showed this "outstanding" look to her daughters. She said, "The younger one isn't in Hong Kong. When she saw the picture she couldn't help but go wow. Both sisters screamed because they have never seen Mommy like this, they even kept asking how I look like that."

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The film I'M LIVING IT (MAK LO YUN) yesterday held an appreciation banquet. Actors Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Miriam Yeung Chin Wa, Alex Man Chi Leung, Cheung Tat Ming and Nina Paw Hee Ching attended. Lately some claimed that his wife Moka Fang refused to let their daughter see Sing Sing's mother and put him between a rock and a hard place. Sing Sing denied the rumor and stressed that the family is very happy and harmonious.

Kwok Fu Sing has already finished his I'M LIVING IT role, but he would still make time to see if the director would need to make the film even better. Sing Sing admitted that he really liked this script because the subject was very close to Hong Kong life. It was about the housing problem, a group of people who resides in a 24 hour fast food restaurant. His character connected the down on their luck group, including singer Yeung Chin Wa or retired firefighter Man Chi Leung. He was a disillusioned finance elite and had many scenes with mother Paw Hee Ching.

Sing Sing mentioned that he worked with Man Chi Leung previously in the television series GENGHIS KHAN. This time they had a lot of spark. He felt that Man Ji did not change at all from back then. He still was a very hard working actor ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Famous director Ann Hui On Wa two nights ago held a forum at the Performing Art Academy to share her 40 year film experience. She admitted that she had her lows, made films that she was not completely pleased with, and even agreed that today's Hong Kong film is harder to make than in the past due to a lack of money. She said, "Before I worked 7 days a week, it was very tough. Now I don't get to even if I want to."

Hui On Wa also revealed that earlier she participated in a Mainland variety program. She thought that it would just be a conversation with the audience, instead she had to shoot a 15 minute short film. She worried that due to a lack of preparation it would not be perfect and people would pick it apart. Speaking of the Mainland actor in the short film, Wu Xiubo's sex scandal, she felt that work and personal life did not necessarily have to mix. She also felt that Wu Xiubo was a professional actor.

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The film GOLDEN JOB (WONG GUM HING DAI) since its opening made over 240 million RMB in Mainland and Hong Kong. Producer Eric Tsang Chi Wai, director Chin Ka Lok, actors Dior Cheng Yi Kin, Jordan Chan Siu Chun, Michael Tse Tin Wa and Jerry Lamb Hiu Fung two nights ago attended a celebration. Charmaine Sheh Sze Man rushed over as soon as she got off the plane and Chi Wai immediately told her to take out money for the lucky drawing. Ah Sheh said that she prepared cash for everyone. Siu Chun was unable to attend the audience appreciation events due to work, the brothers demanded commission and an European vacation. Even Chi Wai joked that Siu Chun had more money than he knew what to do with. Siu Chun asked everyone not to be all about money like this.

The film GOLDEN JOB made over 240 million. Since both Ekin and Lam Hiu Fung celebrated their birthday in September. Two nights ago the celebration brought out cake for them and sang the birthday song. Cheng Yi Kin gae away his jacket to the audience earlier and showed off his muscles. Ekn said that it was not deliberate. Because the viewer spoke from the heart very well, he gave him the jacket. What if another viewer would be even better? He sad, "First I didn't deliberately take off my clothes, but I really was very happy because the audience ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The Cantonese opera star known as the "Jade Throated Diva", Ng Kwan Lai (originally named Ng Yin Wan) passed away from illness yesterday at age 84. Former co-star Wu Fung visited Sister Lai before her passing at the hospital. He said that Sister Lai was still conscious on the hospital bed and knew that he came to visit. When he left he kissed Sister Lai farewell. Ng Kwan Lai's final public appearance on in June at the wedding banquet of Nancy Sit Ka Yin's son, at the time she was still very spirited. Sister Ka Yin found the news of Sister Lai's passing hard to accept.

The rumor of Ng Kwan Lai's passing began last night on Tsui Yung Yung Culture Office facebook page, a video of Tang Kung Pik talking about Ng Kwan Lai's passing at dusk on the stage appeared. She said, "(Sister Lai) has already passed away. We here sent our condolences to her family and wished ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The film PROJECT GUTENBERG (MO SEUNG) will open on October 4th. The film was a collaboration of the OVERHEARD (SIT TING FUNG WON) golden team Felix Chong Man Keung and Alan Mak Siu Fai. Chong Man Keung wrote and directed this time, while Mak Siu Fai was the art director. Kwan Chi Yiu joined as the director of photography and Hong Kong Film Award Best Actors Chow Yun Fat and Aaron Kwok Fu Sing starred along with other good actors Zhang Jingchu, Liu Kai Chi, Katherine Chau Ka Yi and others. Two days ago, Aaron with director Chong Man Keung, Mainland star Feng Wenjuan promoted in Zhengzhou and the crowd filled a shopping center.

Aaron in the film played Lee Man. "Lee Man is a very poor painter but very talented; this character has a good side but also an evil side. This is a character I have never played before in my show business career." Aaron said that PROJECT GUTENBERG exceeded his Hong Kong Film Award winning performance in PORT OF CALL (DAP HUET CHUM MUI). "I have never seen the script and the story structure like this before. I read the script seven times before I understood this character. On a certain level, PROJECT GUTENBERG is a new attempt for me. I look forward very much to everyone seeing a very excellent film after the film's release."

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Emperor Motion Picture's OPERATION RED SEA made over HK$ 4.5 billion globally. The Hong Kong Film Producer Association yesterday announced that OPERATION RED SEA will represent Hong Kong to vie the 91st Best Foreign Film Oscar nomination. Currently preparing for his new film GUNG GUP GAU WOON (EMERGENCY RESCUE, tentative title), director Dante Lam Chiu Yin admitted that it was somewhat unexpected. "OPERATION RED SEA is an action film with more commercial elements, to be able to represent Hong Kong to compete for the Best Foreign Film Oscar nomination is a honor to me. No matter what, industry insiders and outsiders alike have high praise for the quality of the entire production. They feel that it can already rival world class, which to me is a tremendous encouragement and proves that we have truly done it!"

Lam Chiu Yin remained alert for his new challenge. "After OPERATION RED SEA, for any new project my condition is still giving me the greatest space to perform. It is impossible for you to pay me a lot of money and I have to do it. I must like the subject!" Has anyone truly thrown money at him for a new film? "Some have said that they would give absolute support no matter what amount I ask for. I am constantly telling myself, each subject has to be something I like. It would be the best if I have never touched it before, and ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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New film GOLDEN JOB (WONG GUM HING DAI) broke 100 million at the box office. Two nights ago on the eve of the Mid Autumn Festival, stars Dior Cheng Yi Kin, Jerry Lamb Hiu Fung, star and director Chin Ka Lok and producer Eric Tsang Chi Wai went to the movies to thank the audience separately and surprised many viewers.

At one stop, Ekin and Lam Hiu Fung gave away all the posters. Yet when a male viewer's words moved them, they took off their "GOLDEN JOB" jacket and gave them to him. Ekin was only in a white tank top and made the audience scream.

Tsang Chi Wa and Ka Lok thanked a viewer who brought his entire family by posing for photos with each of them. A fan brought a cake to celebrate Lam Hiu Fung's upcoming birthday on the 28th, singing the birthday song and giving him presents.

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