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Stephy Tang Lai Yan and Grace Chan Hoi Lam starred in the new film KEYBOARD WARRIORS and played sisters. In the film Grace was a gold digger, loved brand name labels and stock speculation. Thus the sisters often struggled over money. In one scene they argued on the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui East. Stephy condemned her for being a drinking escort for money. Grace even had to curse as the story required. Stephy was in character as tears filled her face. Grace did not mind having to use foul language for a movie, but Stephy said that she rarely argued. Thus after this scene she felt like she just did a fight scene. All the crying and yelling required a lot of energy. After the shoot she was very tired.
Oct 11 2018
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Wong Cho Lam's directing debut, the Lunar New Year musical I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE! (NEI MAI LEI, NGOR OI NEI) two days ago shot in Tai Po. He invited his elementary school classmate Joey Yung Cho Yi to play the female lead in one of the sketches. In it they had a kiss scene. Joey claimed to be nervous before, Cho Lam said that he would adapt. Did he inform his wife Leanne Li Yanan in advance? He said, "I haven't told her yet." Joey asked, "Are you worried about me? It's me! In addition I knew you first." He answered, "That's what she would be worried about. Our relationship is deep. After marriage I can't even take a glance at someone else!"
Before the shoot, he kept communicating with the team as he said that he did not want to trouble Joey with another take. Due to their height difference, the team arranged for Cho Lam to stand on a box to kiss her. In the end it was done in one take.
Aside from the kiss scene, two days ago they shot a dance scene with 80 dancers. Cho Lam said that the scene was the largest scale in the film, then he stared at Joey and said, "I would put all of the company's resources on you." Joey admitted that for that scene she spent two days to rehearse. "I had belly pain before, I really ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Oct 09 2018
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Grace Chan Hoi Lam yesterday attended a lifestyle brand event and received a rain coat with her English name as a gift. Speaking of her newlywed love nest design, Grace said that she and husband Kevin Cheng Ka Wing made decisions together. They both liked a simple and warm feeling.
Grace's first film KEYBOARD WARRIOR (HEI DAI JO) will open next month. She said that she was very nervous. "In the film I played a gold digger, the character isn't pleasing. I hope the audience would be able to see my effort. (Would your husband attend the premiere?) I asked, but we don't want to appear together and become the focus. He told me to save him a ticket."
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Myolie Wu Hung Yi since leaving TVB in 2015 joined Stephen Shiu Jr.'s hmv Digital China Group in hopes of making the jumping from television to film. Yet so far she has only made one film DEATH NOTIFY (SEI MONG TUNG JI DAN UM HAK JEH: SAU BO KUK "SEUNG HUNG WUI") and seemed to be distant from her expectation. Thus Hung Yi was rumored to form a new company and not renew her contract with Stephen Shiu Jr.'s company.
Yesterday Hung Yi and Stephen Shiu Jr. issued a joint statement to confirm as both parties said that the three year management contract has come to an end recently. In the past three years their collaboration has been pleasant and they thanked everyone for their support and concern.
Hung Yi stated, "Mainly because I will have new developments at home and work, I won't renew the contract and the company support that as well. Actually the company has always been making film and series, only because I feel they aren't suitable for me I didn't take them. However the company remained my best partner, in the future we will still work together on other projects."
Stephen Shiu Jr. stated, "We and Hung Yi have negotiated many film offers. In the film we agreed that DEATH NOTIFY was more suitable, so we only made this film. Privately we are good friends, in the future we will continue to work together."
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The Felix Chong Man Keung written and directed, Hong Kong Film Award winning Best Actors Chow Yun Fat and Aaron Kwok Fu Sing starred film PROJECT GUTENBREG (MO SEUNG) has been a critical and commercial hit since its Hong Kong and Mainland release. Recently Fat Gor landed in Taiwan to promote. After running a the Daan Forest Park two days ago, yesterday morning Fat Gor continued to run on Yangmingshan. He was so fast that many young people could not keep up. No wonder this time Fat Gor during the shoot fired two heavy machine guns at the same time without any problem.
The film PROJECT GUTENBERG after its Hong Kong release on October 4th already made over HK$ 10 million; in the Mainland PROJECT GUTENBERG on September 30th, its October 1st Golden Week release, made over 680 million yuan at the box office. It was the Mainland Golden Week's box office champion.
Chow Yun Fat after running at the Daan Forest park two mornings ago took the Metro with the promotional team to the cinema to meet with the audience. Actually Fat Gor has not already seen the Taiwan audience in 8 years. Host Mickey Huang asked Fat Gor how he felt about his multiple layer performance of the character Painter, Fat Gor said that he could not like this character more because Director Chong Man Keung created the character from the Chow Yun Fat he liked on the silver screen; Fat Gor has never played a character like Painter so ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Oct 09 2018
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63 year old Chow Yun Fat yesterday promoted his film PROJECT GUTENBERG in Taiwan and interacted with fans after a screening. In the morning he first ran at the Daan Forest Park and fans followed. Later he and Fat Soh took the Taipei Metro and took selfies with fans. Fat Gor praised how delicious Taiwan snacks were and joked, "They think I am a superstar, but actually I am an ordinary person. At home my wife treats me poor. I am Hong Kong's Oshin, I have to mop the floor, wash the vegetables and do the laundry."
Fat Gor has brought Fat Soh all along. How did they maintain their marriage? He humorously hummed A LITTLE UMBRELLA then he seriously said, "I am not romantic, I don't give gifts. I gave my entire person to her. The biggest gift is me." Fat Gor has been in film for years and worked with many female stars. Host Mickey Huang mentioned Brigitte Lin (Lam Ching Ha), "Lam Ching Ha is now free, don't you know?" Fat Gor played dumb and said, "Really? I don't!" As for which Taiwan filmmaker he would like to work with? He said that he admired director Hou Hsiao-Hsien, male stars Eddie Peng Yu-Yan and Tony Yang. Fat Gor could physically rival his junior. In PROJECT GUTENBERG he had many gun fights, explosion scenes, he did not feel tired at all. He was rather proud of his endurance. "I am young, I run at the park in the morning. Many young people ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Oct 06 2018
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Ronald Cheng Chung Kei, Michelle Wai Sze Nga, Toby Chan Ting Yan, Susan Shaw Yam Yam and Bryant Mak Chi Lok two nights ago attended the VENOM premiere. Ronald revealed that for the fourth New Year in a row he would have to work. Next Lunar New Year he would return to the Hong Kong Coliseum for a concert, the theme of which would be love and hope to encourage the people Hong Kong. His seven year old daughter also said that she wanted to sing with him on the stage!
Would he turn away film work to focus on his concert preparation? Ronald said that now he is working on the film ATONEMENT (AH LUNG)'s sound post production and would not take on other new film. Did Fan Bingbing's "yin yang contract" and tax evasion case put a halt to many films? He said, "We can't do anything about that. We have film projects, so we can only wait for when we can continue again." Were film company bosses ordered the stop as they did not dare to make movies? Ronald said, "I don't know about that, but many finished films haven't been inspected. So even if a movie is made it is useless. Seemingly for now no approval would be sent, everyone is waiting!"
Oct 06 2018
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The 23rd Busan International Film Festival opened two days ago. Hong Kong director Stanley Kwam Kam Peng's film FIRST NIGHT NERVES (BAK GOR NUI YUN YUT TOI HEI) will have its world premiere there. Director Kwan led four actresses Sammi Cheng Sau Man, Gigi Leung Wing Kei, Fay Bai Baihe and Angie Chiu Nga Chi in attendance. Cheng Sau Man and Bai Baike even spoke of their ambiguous relationship and took intimate bathroom photos together!
After HOLD YOU TIGHT (YUET FAI LOK YUET DOR LOK) and EVERLASTING REGRET (CHEUNG HUNG GOR), director Kwan Kam Peng appeared at the Busan Film Festival again and received an enthusiastic welcome. Kwan Kam Peng two days ago led FIRST NIGHT NERVES' leads Cheng Sau Man, Leung Wing Kei, Bai Baihe, and Chiu Nga Chi on a red carpet opening ceremony appearance. Sammi joked that she remembered having a live squid in Busan and was "a little scared". Working with Director Kwan for the first time, Gigi arrived in Busan earlier than the other actors and was very excited, as she posted photos on social media. Chiu Nga Chi said that she was very happy to be able to attend the Busan International Film Festival with Director Kwan and other actors. Mainland star Bai Baihe also said that she was very honored to be able to work with many Hong Kong film workers.
FIRST NIGHT NERVES's background was drama within drama at the Hong Kong City Hall and achieved Hong Kong nostalgia. The entire film was shot in Hong Kong. Director Kwan stressed, "I often say that Hong ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Oct 05 2018
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The 46 year old Athena Chu Yan has been called the "frozen age goddess" but in the horror film THE LINGERING (GOO JAT) she had to sacrifice her beauty with special effect make up to play mother and son with Louis Cheung Kai Chung. Her look at the end of the film was no different from that of an old lady.
For this special effect make up, Chu Yan had to make a mold made as she covered her entire head in special material; after the "human skin" was made, it had to apply on her face layer by layer. She said, "I once saw my husband (Paul Wong Koon Chung) use similar plaster mold for a record cover, it looked pretty interesting. Yet when I tried it I started to get nervous, because the special material had to cover the entire head layer by layer and got heavier and heavier. I even needed help to prop up my head." She described it as the feeling of being in an enclosed space, like being buried alive. "I really was very scared. Luckily the crew kept telling jokes to make me laugh and told me not to fall asleep. Otherwise it would have to be done over". The entire special effect make up including the mold making preparation took 10 hours. Chu Yan joked that it was once in a lifetime so she had to try it.
Oct 05 2018
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The film PROJECT GUTENBERG (MO SEUNG) two nights ago held its premiere. Chow Yun Fat and his wife Jasmine Tan (Chan Wui Lin), Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Liu Kai Chi, Paulyn Sun Kai Kwan and Deon Cheung Chung Chi attended as well as Patrick Tse Yin and Dayo Wong Tze Wa. The film after 3 days in Mainland release already made over 200 million RMB. Before its Hong Kong film it already made HK$ 2.4 million from two days of advanced screening.
Fat Gor was praised as the returning "hero" in this film, the best looking Chow Yun Fat. Fat Gor said that before the film he did not exercise, but after running into his inspiration Kwok Fu Sing he went running everyday. Even when he was promoting in Beijing, he still took time to run in Chaoyang and Olympic Park. He ended up becoming more agile, he did not feel tired or "sleepy" even with action scenes.
Host Albert Au Wing Kuen also pointed out that many online praised Fat Gor did not resemble his actual age of 63 and was more like 36 in the film. They also asked for exercise secrets. Fat Gor said, "Age and health can be reversed. You can walk in place for 15 minutes, everyone altogether now, don't stop! Jump a little better!" Sing Sing and the host followed ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)