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Rarely making any Hong Kong film in recent years, Tian Niu earlier worked on the Lunar New Year film A LIFETIME TREASURE (YU JU YU BO). She stated that she was drawn to the story. Although she has not been in a Hong Kong film in years, she joked that after a second at work she was already caught up and even often changed channels to use Hong Kong slang. She felt very excited and very challenged, praising how much fun she had.

She stated that she missed Hong Kong very much. After working on TVB programs she left Hong Kong and went to work in the Mainland. She said, "Many people said that I was already retired, actually no! Everyday I would never stop, I wouldn't stop for more than three days. As soon as I would I would get sick. I feel like I am a racecar, the more horsepower you give the further I go. If stopped then it would be done for."

Tian Niu also thanked producer Sandy for thinking of her and inviting her to perform Actually before the production began, her role was not cast. Sandy happened to see a movie that she was in and realized that she was still active onscreen. Thus after discussing with director and screen writer Andrew Lam Man Chung she contacted her through online platform. She said, "She very sincerely sent me the story, but the first time that moved me wasn't Lam Man Chung or the salary. It was the principle of caring for the elderly ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The Lunar New Year film INTEGRITY (LIM JING FUNG MO: YIM MOK) asked Hacken Lee Hak Kun to perform its theme song BURIED ALIVE. Lee Hak Kun stated that he felt the importance of the mission. "When I recorded before, as long as I was pleased the producer would accept it. This time is for a Lunar New Year film. I hope to be able to help with the promotion. The most important is for the director and the producer to accept the goods. Luckily during the recording they didn't come to supervise, otherwise the pressure would have been even greater!" Hacken knew Alan Mak Siu Fai's work as a director like the back of his hand. Hacken said, "I like the atmosphere and the tension Director Mak creates the most, everything comes very naturally so the audience can easily be in the midst of it; during the recording, I try to imagine the three leads in the film and explore their characters through music and sound."

Did Hacken's acting bug act up? Hacken said, "Making movies is more than just asking for them. Whether an actor runs into a character, or a singer into a song, each time is an opportunity, destiny. I look forward to working with Director Mak as an actor very much, I can even play a tree, pedestrian A or the numerous cops, CIDs that are always in his movies. Does he have any random role for me ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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For the week ending Sunday January 6 2019
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10 DEAREST ANITA...
  Can : Chiu Fa Jik Sup Fong Wa Juet Doi Sup Fong
    d. Clifton Ko Chi Sum, Pako Leung Pak Ho
    Myolie Wu Hung Yi, Alex Lam Tak Shun, Sonija Kwok Sin Nei,
      Yuki Fong Wai Ying, Paris Wong Wing Kit, Eric Tsang Chi Wai,
      Alvina Kong Yan Yin, Jun Kung Shek Leung,
      Joey Tang Kin Ming, Kenneth Tsang Kong, Richard Ng Yiu Hon,
      Susan Shaw Yam Yam, Alice Lau Nga Lai, Mimi Kung Chi Yan,
      Tin Kai Man, Timothy Cheng Tse Sing, Mary Han Man Lei,
      Yeung Ying Wai, Ruth Tsang Kit, Purple Lee Chi Yan, Yu Mo Lin
  Rating : I
  Length : 85 mins.
  Opening December 15 2019 (Preview)
  Opening January 31 2019
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/vQnucWemSuw

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    2013, after the auction of items from Anitaâs estate, seemingly insignificant items are transported to a garbage dump. A number of fans try to salvage what they can in the dead of night. Undeterred by the conditions or the imminent threat of arrest, they work meticulously to save each of these treasures.

    Handwritten cards, letters and small hand-crafted gifts from fans, some even forgotten by the people who originally made them, every single one of these seemingly insignificant items kept and lovingly treasured by Anita over the years. Not wanting Anitaâs treasures to be condemned to landfills, these fans save and endeavour to return each of these to their original owner.

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The Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild earlier held the "Master Class in Film Directing 2018 commencement ceremony" and screened 10 graduation micro movies. Patrick Tam Yiu Man supported Hong Kong film new blood and performed in one of the graduating students' graduation film TIN CHUN MO CHEH. In it Ah Tam played a single father of a daughter, played by Wong Sze Nga. They were not the usual father and daughter. Ah Tam's excellent performance won high praises and applause from all the colleagues on hand and the film finally won the "2018 Most Popular Short Film".

Ah Tam was very grateful for everyone's good review of the film. He said that unfortunately he had to work and was unable to attend the graduation ceremony. He was very happy for the team and commended all the films in competition as very high quality. Each student and each performance put in great effort. He was busy with his new film. In order to support the new generation in the film industry, he sacrificed his rest time. Ah Tam said, "The real goal is to promote new forces in film, seeing the students' dreams and effort Hong Kong film is full of hope."

Ah Tam also praised his co-star Wong Sze Nga. "She and I worked together very pleasantly. Now before we got our marks, aside from learning our lines she was doing her homework. She really is a smart girl! Although Wong Sze Nga is ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The Hong Kong Film Award winning director Ringo Lam Lan Tung suddenly passed away at his home at the end of last month at the age of 63. The news shocked the film industry. His family yesterday held services at Po Fook Hill. The funeral will ake place today at 11PM. The family followed Director Lam's wishes with a low key, private, closed door funeral.

At the hall was a photo of Lam Lan Tung in a suit, next to the white and pink roses and above was a banner that said "Forever Missed". Despite the family stating that no visit or floral arrangement would be necessary, many of Director Lam's friends like Wong Kar Wai, Eric Tsang Chi Wai, Shawn Yue Man Lok, Wayne Lai Yiu Cheung and his wife, Julian Cheung Chi Lam and his wife all sent floral arrangements.

Director Johnnie To Kei Fung who took part in the funeral planning arrived around 4PM to help. When he arrived he looked solemn and entered the hall quickly.

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Wednesday January 9, 2019 Hong Kong

Credits: to hyn5 @ http://hyn5-hyn5.blogspot.com

 

 

Singer Leo Ku's MV for the new song 《亂世情侶》 released on the 8th. This time, former partner Nancy Wu was found to be the MV's female lead. The last time that the two collaborated was already 14 years ago. At the time, Nancy acted as the female lead for the MV of Leo's 《愛與誠》. Speaking of the past, they both highly praised each other for not changing at all. Leo said to Nancy, "A really special feeling. We were chatting before, and we both said that so many years have passed in the blink of an eye. Thus, to be able invite you to film my MV again, I am extremely happy. Her series filming schedule is really busy...has not been the female lead in an MV for someone in a long time. Thus, here, I have to specially thank her. A lot of people's so-called 'flashbacks'...I think that us shooting an MV again is it".

The MV talks about a couple that is saving money for wedding plans. Each is respectively busy with work, causing troubles in their love life. The woman goes to the office and is frequently OT-ing; the man is a warehouse clerk who works the overnight shift. It seems as though they are planning for the future together but have actually forgotten the person beside them. In the end, Leo realizes this and runs to Nancy's company to find her...a touching ending. Leo said, "Planned for the future but forgot the present. Forgot the original meaning of the two coming together; thus, this song plus this story is a story that is greatly emotionally stirring in love". Nancy also said, "There is this situation not only in the office. Actually, also like this in the ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Wong Cho Lam, Roger Kwok Chun On, Kaki Leung, Anthony Ho Yuen Tung yesterday promoted their Lunar New Year film I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE! (NEI MAI LEI, NGOR OI NEI!) at Television City. The new father Cho Lam got excited whenever he talked about his daughter Gabrielle, and was jealous that his daughter would smile at the handsome Jason Chan Chi San but would only sleep with Papa. He has been waiting for his daughter to smile like for the peacock to spread its plumage.

Cho Lam joked that he had to ask On Jai for advice. He revealed that the current stage was the happiest, because the baby girl slept for 24 hours and had grandparents, maternity helper and the maid to take care of her. His wife Leanne Li Yanan probably had it the hardest because she had to feed and change the baby on schedule and wait for her wounds to heal. Cho Lam could deeply sense how noble being a mother was. The new father Cho Lam was still learning. "So far I have only tried to feed her, I don't dare to change her yet. I am scared of even burping her, I am afraid that I might suffocating her." Cho Lam complained about this "little lover" with a smile, "She is despicable, she already knows how to check out guys. Earlier Chan Chi San and his wife visited my home, as soon as Jason picked her up ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Director Ringo Lam Lan Tung passed away at home at the end of last month at age 63. His family today began services for him in Po Fook Hill in Shatin with the funeral to take place the next day. Because the famly would like a low key event, they have declined any visit from family and friends, reminded everyone that no floral arrangement and offerings would be necessarily, and were grateful for condolences from colleagues and friends.

Lam Lan Tung's friends Johnnie To Kei Fung, Sylvia Chang (Cheung Ngai Ga) and others formed a memorial committee and will host a memorial for Lam Lan Tung on the 26th at 3PM at Central. The memorial also would decline any floral arrangement. Friends would only need to dress in bright and light clothing. Because Director Lam loved film, cigar and red wine, the memorial would like everyone to leave their sorrow behind and remember him with a drink.

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DaDa Chan Jing, Hanjin Tan (Chan Woon Yan), Isabel Chan Yat Ning and Yanki Din (Ting Ho Yan) yesterday promoted their Lunar New Year film on the radio. DaDa in the film had a stunt on a wire. She worried about wardrobe malfunction but the director said that if she did then he would either censor the scene or cut it.

DaDa said, "After the first time I saw that I was very scared, so I asked for another take. Finally it took four or five takes." In another Lunar New Year film Xenia Chong Shui Yi's figure was the focus, was DaDa concerned about any comparison? She said, "Never, there is no comparison. The director said that this time I am selling acting and comedy, which to me is a breakthrough."

Chan Woon Yan and Tsui Tin Yau in the film had a relationship. Chan Woon Yan said that they would have passionate scenes. The director even personally demonstrated how they would perform. As for how "passionate", he revealed, "All naked, all tied up, all out, all in, we saw everything, after the shoot no one suspected that we were a couple. (Did your wife supervise?) BB (his wife) didn't mind, Tin Yau is so handsome." He pointed out that this time the co-stars and the director had top "face value", but said "hard and straight" instead.

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Competed with Nick Cheung for Music Industry's Newcomer Award, Louis Koo: 'Want to Take Part in an Athletic Contest'

Monday January 7, 2019 Hong Kong

Credits: to hyn5 @ http://hyn5-hyn5.blogspot.com

 

'Movie King' and 'TV King' Louis Koo won CRHK's viewer-voted 'My Favourite Male Singer' earlier, becoming the entertainment industry's first 'grand slam' person to dominate the music, film, and television industries. Francis Ng revealed that, back then, Louis and Nick Cheung competed for the newcomer award; the latter said that he does not have the ability to challenge a grand slam, and would be focusing on his posts as a director and an actor. Francis laughingly said that the music industry is tolerant of people, but it cannot become random; thus, [he] does not dare to randomly make a charge again.

The new movie "Line Walker 2", starring Nick, Louis, and Francis, was filming in Kwun Tong. Louis, who was in a good mood, expressed being very happy after receiving the 'My Favourite Male Singer' award, but [he] has been busy filming, so [he] has not had the time to celebrate. Earlier, [he] only received a cake when there was a meeting for the Performing Artistes Guild. It is said that he seemed to have cursed when he was on awards presentation stage; Louis laughingly said, "No comment". Are there any plans to return to the music industry in the coming year? He said, "I want to take part in a 13-event athletic contest!" Joey Yung wants to compose a song for him to support him in becoming a dance singer? After hearing this, Louis said 'ha' and then said, "Filming movies first! Have to film two movies during this period of time. 'A Step into the Past' will begin filming soon".

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