Wednesday April 4, 2018 Hong Kong
Bosco Wong and Ron Ng are handsome actors from the same time frame, but the two actually have not collaborated much. Since filming a series in 2003, there has been at least 14 years that they have not had an opportunity to encounter each other. It was not until leaving TVB that they portrayed brothers in a web drama. Ron laughingly said that he took this rare opportunity to use the four months of filming the web drama to finally make up for the many lost years of his relationship with Bosco!
After leaving TVB one after the other, they reunited in Shaw Brothers' web drama, "Flying Tiger", last year, portraying brothers who share the same father but different mothers; there were many partnering scenes. Regarding bringing about this time's collaboration, apart from Shaw Brothers executive Virginia Lok, the two also laughingly said that senior Michael Miu was appealing. Ron laughingly said, "Tell Michael to charge less! He is too expensive...almost the entire series' budget. For every explosion, the director shook his head, saying that they have gone over budget again! (Want to meet the Hong Kong viewers again?) Also want this series to have an opportunity to broadcast on TVB. If they do not broadcast it, may not be able to make up for Michael's pay".
No More Friends
Regarding Bosco doing well in Mainland, he laughingly said, "Still cannot compare to Michael! We just came to accommodate him! (Very different from Mainland filming?) There are differences in terms of lifestyle, filming, and culture. There are also pros to filming in Mainland. Because [you] are filming in other places for a long period of time, would concentrate more when filming because [you] have no more friends...just go back to the room to look at the script after ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Apr 04 2018
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Teresa Mo Shun Kwan and new comer Ling Man Lung in the film TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY (WONG GUM FA) played mother and son. In the film Sister Mo played Mrs. Wong, who has to take care of her autistic and mid level intellectual disabled son. She even faces a cheating husband as the family that she works so hard to hold together becomes shattered in an instant. At a lost, Mrs. Wong even comes up with a revenge plan to kill the mistress!
Recommending Ling Man Lung from the stage to the silver screen, Sister Mo brings up how she discovered "her son". She said that his portrayal of the 16 year old son in the play THE SIN FAMILY caught her eye as she felt that he was very energetic, clean cut and handsome. However experience told Sister Mo that what she saw on stage could not be considered accurate. "Often when you see from afar on the stage (the actor) is very handsome, but up close......after the show I deliberately try to get a closer look off stage. After one glimpse I really want to work with this young man. So I recommend him to people I work with several time. Finally we work together on TOMORROW." ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
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Director Adam Wong Sau Ping two nights ago attended the 42nd Hong Kong International Film Festival award ceremony. As a member of the "international short film" competition jury, he said that many short film contestants came from Europe and the short films had very different style from Hong Kong. More were experimental while Hong Kong's would tell the story traditionally. He said, "No Hong Kong short film qualified, but after watching them I didn't feel any quality difference from Hong Kong. The difference was in style. I felt that Hong Kong short film in the past decade or so developed very well."
As for THE WAY WE DANCE 3 (KONG MO PAI 3), Wong Sau Ping said that he planned to start production this summer. He has talked with individual actors to prepare for the production. The cast would be a mix of new and old. He said, "Babyjohn and (Cherry) Ngan Cheuk Ling would return, their characters would be very attractive. Some actors from the first films would have major roles this time."
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Daffy Tong posts a photo of cherry blossom in bloom, "Spring should be great, if you are still here"Hon Yeung leads fans in a moment of silenceRed high heel floral arrangemenetFans remember Leslie Cheung with a sea of flowers outside the Mandarin Oriental HotelA fan brings a Leslie dollChan Suk Fun presents the Baidu prize Two vehicles were parked at Edinburgh Place for fans to write messages
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Yesterday was the 15th anniversary of superstar Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing's passing. Although Gor Gor has left us for so many years, his fans have never forgotten him. Fans around the world, including Japan, Malaysia, the U.S. and the Mainland, went to present flowers and floral arrangements outside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel at Central to remember their idol. Over 300 "Gor" fans attended the candlelight vigil, which the fan organization Leslie Legacy announced would not be held next year. However they said that "love never ends".
Fresh flowers filled the sidewalk outside the hotel as countless fans arrived to remember their idol. Many even took photos. The giant high heel made from red roses was the most eye ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
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Brigitte Lin (Lam Ching Ha) last night attended a Hong Kong International Film Festival seminar. Ching Ha and her friend Shi Nansun started with Ching Ha's debut OUTSIDE THE WINDOW. Speaking of Taiwan romantic films, Ching Ha suddenly told her friend, "I love you, Shi Nansun! Please don't say I love you, I love you anymore!" A female fan even received a loving embrace from "goddess" Ching Ha.
Apr 01 2018
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Tin Kai Man earlier appeared on a Radio Hong Kong program and stated that he has been waiting for "Sing Yeh" to tell him to "take his mark" on a film production.
Tin Kai Man revealed that he is working hard on coming up with great ideas for Stephen Chow Sing Chi. "I have to put in a lot of effort, otherwise that he would abandon them. He is very demanding even when he is at play." Mid April will be the Hong Kong Film Awards, as the Hong Kong Film Award Association director Tin Kai Man pointed out that every year he would invite Sing Yeh, but he has been too busy. This year's preparation period also ran into Sing Yeh at work. As for MERMAID 2 it will have to wait until June to wrap up production. Tin Kai Man said that he has always been waiting for Sing Yeh to tell him to "take his mark", but so far he still has not heard from him. "However some crew members have already contacted me and I probably would have a part. I too would like to participate. We have worked together closely for 13 years, he is a close friend of mine but I don't know if I am lucky enough to be his. He is like a teacher and a friend to me. We never built our friendship on profit."
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Today is the 15th anniversary of superstar Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing's passing. Yesterday outside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel flowers from "Gor Fans" everywhere filled the street. The most eye catching was a giant fiery red high heel floral arrangement. Back then Leslie sang his song RED in red heels.
Tonight fans would have a moment of silence as they have in previous years to remember their idol.
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The Hong Kong Film Award Association yesterday announced this year's Lifetime Achievement Award winner to be famous director Chor Yuen. The event will present the highest honor to Director Chor Yuen on April 15 at the award presentation for his contribution to the Chinese film industry.
Currently 83 years old, Chor Yuen joined the business in 1955. In 1958 at age 24 he made his solo directing debut with GRASS BY THE LAKE. In 1960 he already made the critical and commercial success, the social family tragedy THE GREAT DEVOTION. In the early 70s his Cantonese film THE HOUSE OF 72 TENANTS made over HK$ 5.6 million and broke Golden Harvest's film box office records that Bruce Lee films monopolized for years. At the same time, THE HOUSE OF 72 TENANTS revived the once vanished Cantonese film production. Director Chor Yuen's highest achievement in Cantonese film undoubtedly was his beloved romantic drama, the Ida novel based BE MY LOVE (1968) left the studio and shot mostly on location. The cinematography had layers and the atmosphere cold, rich in European film flavor. Director Chor Yuen even began the Gu Long wuxia novel adaptation fever, from 1976's KILLER CLANS (LAU SING WU DIP GIM) to THE MAGIC BLADE (TIN NGAI MING YUET DOH, 1976), CLANS OF INTRIGUE (CHOR LAU HEUNG, 1977), JADE TIGER (BAK YUK LO FU, 1977), DEATH DUEL (SAM SIU YEH DIK ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
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Best Actors Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Aaron Kwok Fu Sing starred in the Philip Yung Tsz Kwong directed new film THEORY OF AMBITIONS (FUNG JOI HEI SI). Also in the film were Michael Hui Koon Man, Michael Chow Man Kin, Tse Kwan Ho, Patrick Tam Yiu Man, Jennifer Du Juan and others. Stills were released yesterday. Yung Tsz Kwong revealed that one of the main reasons making THEORY for him was Sing Sing. When he made PORT OF CALL (DAP HUET CHUM MU), he felt that Sing Sing had a star of yesteryear feel like Cary Grant. Later he watched the Martin Scorsese's WOLF OF WOLF STREET and saw Leonardo DiCaprio's character and thought, "Isn't that Lui Lok?" Filled with inspiration for the characters they created in the film, their choice for this character naturally had to be Sing Sing. Last time in PORT OF CALL Sing Sing was dirty and old, this time he owed him a handsome look.
Yung Tsz Kwong earlier did not dare to imagine inviting Wai Jai to play a character that was mild mannered but full of schemes. He said that he had no more regret. He said that Wai Jai represented the Hong Kong film industry at its most glorious and beautiful generation. He was willing to make THEORY also because his relationship with Hong Kong film. Relationships are very important to Wai Jai, as he is a very sensitive and attentive person.
Richie Jen says that he almost did not recognize Sammi ChengKenny Bee plays Sammi Cheng's father
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Sammi Cheng Sau Man starred in the Ann Hui On Wa produced, Heiward Mak Hei Yan directed and written film FAGARA IN MARA (FA JIU JI MEI), based on Amy Cheung Siu Han's work MY SPICY LOVE. Other actors included Richie Jen (Yam Yin Chai), Kenny Bee (Chung Chun To), Megan Lai Ya-Yen, Cherry Li Xiaofeng and others. The film's backbone would be the father daughter relationship and examined the fate of 3 daughters. Sammi and Chung Chun To played daughter and father, while Lai Ya-Yen and Li Xiaofeng played her half sisters.
Sammi after MARRY A RICH MAN (GA GOR YAU CHIN YUN) worked with Yam Yin Chai after 16 years. Yam Yin Chai joked that Yang Guo and Xiaolongnu did not meet again for 16 years, thus he jokingly called Sammi "Goo Goo". In the film they would have romantic scenes but Yam Yin Chai said that he did not know how intimate they would get. He praised how sharp Sammi's acting has become. This time Sammi's costume was very dramatic, on the set he almost did not recognize her and even asked where Sammi was all over. Sammi revealed that Yam Yin Chai gained 30 pounds for the role and joked, "No time no longer, you are fatter and prettier!" Yam Yin Chai joked that even the wrinkles on his face expanded.