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The Dante Lam Chiu Yin directed film OPERATION RED SEA would represent Hong Kong to compete for the Oscar Best Foreign Film Award nominaton. Earlier, the China Film Archive held a special screening and showed two of his earlier film BEAST COPS (YEH SAU YING GAING) and JIANG HU: THE TRIAD ZONE (GONG WU GO GUP). Lam Chiu Yn even talked about his 30 year film journey and revealed for the first time news of his latest film GUNG GUP GAU WOON (EMERGENCY RESCUE). He said that the film would have a lot of special effecs and scenes at sea. "They all would be our first experience, the effects would be several times more than OPERATION RED SEA." OPERATION RED SEA's Wang Yutian, producer Candy Leung Fung Ying and Ian Wang Yanlin also showed their support. Wang Yanlin would also join the cast of GUNG GUP GAU WOON.
As for the creative background and experience of BEAST COPS and JIANG HU: THE TRIAD ZONE, Lam Chiu Yin admitted, "These two films were made when Hong Kong film was at its worst, particularly JIANG HU: THE TRIAD ZONE. At the time only two films were being made in Hong Kong, one of them was JIANG HU: THE TRIAD ZONE. Due to piracy the film company had to lower ticket prices for BEAST COPS from HK$ 55 to 60 a ticket to HK$ 25 a ticket. Later the financial storm began, making matters worse."
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Mainland artist Wang Baoqiang's comedy films in recent years have been big hits as he became a box office guarantee long ago. Mainland media claimed that he has taken the baton from Stephen Chow Sing Chi as the new generation King of Comedy. Yet the two "Comedy Gods" finally had the chance to work together, as they earlier secretly "teamed up" for the sequel to the classic KING OF COMEDY 2 (HEI KET JI WONG 2) for the Lunar New Year slot next year!
With over 25 films under his belt, Wang Baoqiang's total box office exceeded 10 billion yuan. This year's two releases DETECTIVE CHINATOWN 2 and THE ISLAND made 4.8 billion yuan RMB. This Spring Festival DETECTIVE 2 even broke the historical record for comedy film.
This year Chow Sing Chi has been working on the film MERMAID 2 (MEI YUN YU 2). Originally slated for a Lunar New Year 2019 release, the film required a lot of special effects that needed time in post production. Thus it would not be able to make the date. However he has not given up on this golden slot as he immediately began production on KING OF COMEDY 2. Because he had to produce this Lunar New Year film in three months "instant style", the team must be "fast, pretty, great". Chow Sing Chi immediately thought of Wang Baoqiang. Wang Baoqiang has long been rumored to be interested in working with Chow Sing Chi. With his Shaolin Temple kung fu past he even wanted to offer his services to KUNG FU HUSTLE 2 ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Oct 11 2018
GLOBAL CHINESE MUSIC CHART
For the week starting October 6 2018
Can : Hin Chau
Ken Hung Cheuk Lap https://youtu.be/gGcHv7NxLh0
14 GIVE YOU GIVE ME
Can : Cup Nei Cup Ngor
Mao Buyi (Mo Buk Yi) https://youtu.be/svgVz29ekz4
Can : Fung Doh
Ding Wei https://youtu.be/UEP9He0YAOo
Can : Sup Chut
11 BRAVE 17
Can : Yung Hong 17
Juno Mak Chun Lung https://youtu.be/ii1NEoZee3o
Can : Chim Shui
Hins Cheung King Hin https://youtu.be/fjK6LoEisok
9 HUNDRED THOUSAND ASHES
Can : Sup Man Foon Chun
Fox Hu Xia https://youtu.be/dRD1N-nkg5A
8 CREO EN MI
Sammi Cheng Sau Man Feat. Jackson Wang https://youtu.be/zfe588qM5zU
7 TIK TOK
Can : Doh So
G.E.M (Tang Chi Kei) https://youtu.be/ma7r2HGqwXs
Can : Juet
Karen Mok Man Wai https://youtu.be/Gk2q7uZKlIc
5 SUPER LIFE
Can : Yut Lo Ji Ha
Jason Zhang Jie (Cheung Kit) https://youtu.be/aTXSbqbqm6E
4 MY LOVE
Can : Ngor Dik Oi
Xu Wei https://youtu.be/cuS9aG7Ogfk
3 THE BOY NAMED CROW
Can : Hong Nga Siu Nin
Hua Chenyu (Wa Sun Yu) https://youtu.be/dn2pjqMD8Ls
2 IF I WERE YOUNG
Can : Nin Siu Yau Wai
Li Ronghao https://youtu.be/Dnj5Tcpev0Q
1 LIKE YOU
Can : Hei Foon Nei
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The Andrew Lau Man Chung directed Lunar New Year film TREASURE (YU JU YU BO) yesterday shot on location in Sai Kung. Actors included Tian Niu, Louis Cheung Kai Chung, Ivana Wong Yuen Chi and Richard Ng Yiu Hon. Cheung Kai Chung said that this story would be about two generations, but it had no script. It was environmental safe that it did not even have papers to fly. Lam Man Chung joked that after the production ends then there would be a script.
Lam Man Chung praised Cheung Kai Chung's acting for improving another step further, in particular in terms of comedy he would be considered Nick Cheung Ka Fai's successor because Cheung Ka Fai has said that he would not work on another comedy. This time he used Cheung Kai Chung's price to hire Cheung Ka Fai for the movie. He even joked his beauty to lure Tian Niu to work. Cheung Kai Chung said, "This was all talk from him, but before I have worked with Ka Fai and he taught me a lot about acting!" Speaking of the Eric Tsang Chi Wai produced Lunar New Year film I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE! (NEI MAI LEI, NGOR OI ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
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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.
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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)
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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)