0112-00282-043b1.jpg0112-00282-043b2.jpgZanilia Zhao's Sheland King has a thin as ice romance with Feng Shaofeng's Tang Monk
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The Soi Cheang Po Shui directed, Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Feng Shaofeng, Zanilia Zhao Liying, Xiao Shenyang, Gigi Leung Wing Kei, Law Chung Him, Lin Chiling, Kingdom Yuen King Tan starred Lunar New Year film THE MONKEY KING 3 (SAI YAU GEI NUI YI GOK) yesterday stepped into its countdown days, as the film company released an almost two minute long teaser.

The film spent nine months and went all over four provinces for the production. It also spent another year on post production, which already reflected the film company's limitless coordination in terms of resources and the director's never before seen effort!

Entering Sheland, the Tang Monk and the King's thin as ice love, "eye opening" for the trio Wukong, Piggy and Sand Monk, and the intricate connection between the prime minister and the River God; the special effects and scenes in the first teaser demonstrated how the production team used the3D steadicam and how it handled the highly difficult water special effect change in the water.

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Sammi Cheng Sau Man earlier was a guest on the Jonathan Wong Chee Hynn's program V MY GUEST. Which artist would she like to work with on a movie? Would she work with her husband Andy Hui Chi On? Sammi shook her hand immediately, "I don't want to, neither does he. We don't want to deliberately do it, as we want to try to keep work and life separate." However Sammi would like to work with Joseph Chang again, because last time on LOVE CONTRACTUALLY she realized that their acting ideas were rather compatible. Once was not enough for her and she would like to work with him again.

Speaking of frequent collaborator Johnnie To Kei Fung, Sammi was asked if she thought To Sir was "very mean" at work. Sammi laughed and asked, "Is he very mean? He probably is demanding! I don't dare to say he is mean, only that he commands respect. After you got familiar with him you wouldn't be afraid. You would know that it is business not personal. Privately he is just a big kid."

On the program, Jonathan designed a psychological test for Sammi to test her friendship. The test said that long time co-star Andy Lau Tak Wa actually was deeply affected by Sammi. Sammi said, "He is the one who influenced me a lot." Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin was "destined" to be a friend who always argues. Sammi said that normally they would not, but revealed that in their new film they really constantly argued. As for fellow Christian ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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i_979x550_710143901.jpgEason Chan reveals that Vincent Kok and Li Ronghao make him cry
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The Vincent Kok Tak Siu directed, Eason Chan Yik Shun, Li Ronghao, Li Yitong, Cui Zhijia, Chan Kwok Kwan, Wilfred Lau Ho Lung, Chris Collins starred all new action comedy KEEP CALM AND BE A SUPERSTAR (NGOR DAI GUI SING) held audience appreciation events in Nanjing, Hangzhou, Wuhan and Guangzhou. Yesterday a premiere press conference took place in the Park Hyatt Beijing.

Playing kung fu superstar Yuen Piao, Eason revealed that during the shoot he was jealous of Li Ronghao. Because he joined the cast first he received director Kok Tak Siu's undivided attenton to teach him acting. Then with Li Ronghao's addition, Eason stated that he and Kok Tak Siu became distant. "Ronghao made the director laugh very happy with every shot, but my part seemed to be more trouble than it was worth." With bad mood, his performance was affected instanly. The team even had to stop rolling for ten minutes so Eason could rest from being out of it. Eason finally told the director that he felt he was "fawning over" Ronghao. While they were all laughs he felt neglected. He even cried during the conversation. Kok Tak Siu was moved and explained, "Because Eason has already joined the production for awhile, I felt that he has already grasped Brother Piao's character so I took care of the new addition Li Ronghao more." Kok Tak Siu thanked Eason for making him understand that a director should take care of each actor in balance.

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0112-00282-060b1.jpgSimon Yam is really sorry that he has to hit Tyson in the film
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The Lunar New Year comedy A BEAUTIFUL MOMENT (NGOR DIK CHING DIK NUI SAI) will open on February 15th, the Lunar New Year's Eve officially. The film is Patrick Kong (Yip Lim Sum) directed, Simon Yam Tat Wa, Carina Lau Ka Ling, Michelle Wai Sze Nga starred with many artists. Best Actor Yam Tat Wa in recent years worked more on crime films. This time he not only challenged the role of a petty subdivided unit king but also was officially sactioned to romance Lau Ka Ling and Wai Sze Nga in the romantic comedy.

Brother Wa in the film played a rich businessman Leung Wa Sun, an evil businessman who calculated "down to every cent" and maximized profit. He even often scolded his subordinates and could be on the list of the top ten most hated superior. Even Sherman Chung Shu Man's pregnant lady was not spared. Natalie Tong Sze Wing played Brother Wa's assistant. She has seen everything and even she was stunned. In one scene Brother Wa yelled at Tyson for his shortcomings and even slapped Tyson until he saw stars. Brother Wa afterward was very apologetic. Tyson said that Brother Wa's character indeed frightened him. As for the difficulty of this challenging character, Brother Wa said that each time he had to yell at people so loudly that he got a sore throat.

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Thursday January 11, 2018 Hong Kong

 

 

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Philip Ng (伍允龍), Vincent Wong (王浩信) and Kaman Kong (江嘉敏) are having a location shooting for Brothers (兄弟) series at a hotel on 08 January. Philip acts as a cop and asking about the fighting scene with the black man, he replies it is real and looks very cool when hitting the black man to the ground. Philip expresses the black man is a real wrestler and it is a small little thing. As he goes over to Andy On's (安志杰) house during last Christmas and his face appears swollen, Philip needs to restrict his diet and train at the same time.

Mentioning about Andy's wife, Jessica C. is expecting again, Philip has congratulate them and will be teaching them martial arts as their godfather. When asked if it makes him anxious to start a family, Philip says: "Andy does not rush me but encourage me though. I hope to find a partner too and need to make the choice carefully."

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
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Vincent Wong (王浩信) is filming Brothers (兄弟) series on 08 January and is invited by the film producer to increase his votes. However, he only hopes to finish work early and say: "It is quite rushing and the sky gets dark quickly. I have night scenes to film and hope to wrap up quickly." Vincent admits he feels embarrassed to urge people to vote for him and has asked his family to help him. He is already at the kindergarten frequently and Kaman Kong (江嘉敏) praises Vincent is a good senior who has interactions with her before each scene.

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
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Thursday January 11, 2018 Hong Kong

 

 

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Ali Lee (李佳芯), Sammy Leung (森美), Rebecca Zhu (朱晨麗) and Matthew Ho (何廣沛) attend a skincare brand event on 08 January. Mentioning TVB Anniversary Awards is coming soon, Ali feels normal and shocked when she wins TV Queen in Singapore at that time. Hence, she feels happy this time and Sammy shows his supports by saying first win is shocked and second win serves as a confirmation.

Ali says: "I am still considered junior and many opponents are my seniors. It increases my confidence when winning TV Queen in Singapore and I believe Kristal Tin (田蕊妮) has high chances. We are good friends in private and she will share her knowledge with me in private." Sammy then makes fun of Ali that her first 2 series are disappointing and Ali is very worried about Watch Out Boss (波士早晨) series filmed 3 years ago will be airing soon, as her acting skills still needs improvements.

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
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Thursday January 11, 2018 Hong Kong

 

 

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Rumoured couple, Rebecca Zhu (朱晨麗) and Matthew Ho (何廣沛) attend a brand event as "couple team" again on 08 January and it appears that they are wearing matching outfits. Matthew explains the outfit is given by the organisation committee while Rebecca expresses she is told to wear dark colour.

Mentioning about appearing as a couple team again, Rebecca says: "It is arranged by the company and I am unsure if the fees will be higher. I do not mind appearing as a couple team if we are paid higher. (Are both of you dating?) We are together as filming partners and hopefully A General, A Scholar and A Eunuch (超時空男臣) series will have sequel. (Hope to end up together in reality?) It will take a long time." Matthew says: "Let's wait a little longer." When asked about the things lacking of, Rebecca replies it is timing and opportunity.

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
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Ruco Chan (陳展鵬) was exposed by the reporters for dating his rumoured girlfriend, Phoebe Sin (單文柔) last year and charged for reckless driving when leaving. The case is on trial at Eastern Magistrates' Courts on 08 January and Ruco is absent due to taking care of his 68 year old mother with the medical certificate issued from the doctor. He expresses his apology and Ruco is convicted for reckless driving and fined with $3000 ultimately.

Four days ago on Weibo, Ruco points nothing is more important than kinship: "This few days are the most important in my life and every minute and second counts so other things become not essential anymore. I need to make important decisions and thank you to the judge for his understanding as I cannot make any contact with the public at the hearing. I do not want any regret and nothing is more important than kinship. I am fine and thank you for the support. Hope everyone has a happy and healthy family life."

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
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12TH ASIAN FILM AWARDS NOMINATIONS
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BEST FILM
THE THIRD MURDER
THE DAY AFTER
ANGELS WEAR WHITE
NEWTON
YOUTH

BEST DIRECTOR
CHEN Kaige (LEGEND OF THE DEMON CAT)
Sylvia CHANG (LOVE EDUCATION)
HONG Sang-soo (THE DAY AFTER)
Yuya ISHII (THE TOKYO NIGHT SKY IS ALWAYS THE DENSEST SHADE OF BLUE)
FENG Xiaogang (YOUTH)

BEST ACTOR
KIM Yun-seok (1987: WHEN THE DAY COMES)
Sukollawat KANAROT (MALILA: THE FAREWELL FLOWER)
Louis KOO (PARADOX)
DUAN Yihong (THE LOOMING STORM)
Rajkummar RAO (NEWTON)

BEST ACTRESSSylvia CHANG (LOVE EDUCATION)
Yu AOI (BIRDS WITHOUT NAMES)
KIM Min-hee (THE DAY AFTER)
Marsha TIMOTHY (MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS)
ZHOU Dongyu (THIS IS NOT WHAT I EXPECTED)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTORYOO Hae-jin (A TAXI DRIVER)
GENG Le (ANGELS WEAR WHITE)
TIAN Zhuangzhuang (LOVE EDUCATION)
Eddie PENG (OUR TIME WILL COME)
YANG Ik-joon (WILDERNESS)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESSCHOI Hee-seo (ANARCHIST FROM COLONY)
Hana SUGISAKI (BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL)
Kitty ZHANG Yuqi (LEGEND OF THE DEMON CAT)
Estelle WU (LOVE EDUCATION)
Suzu HIROSE (THE THIRD MURDER)

BEST NEWCOMERZHOU Meijun (ANGELS WEAR WHITE)
Chutimon CHUENGCHAROENSUKYING (BAD GENIUS)
LIM Yoon-a (CONFIDENTIAL ASSIGNMENT)
LING Man-lung (TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY)
Akari KINOSHITA (WILDERNESS)
ZHONG Chuxi (YOUTH)

BEST SCREENPLAYHWANG Seong-gu (ANARCHIST FROM COLONY)
Tanida HANTAWEEWATANA,Vasudhorn PIYAROMNA, Nattawut POONPIRIYA (BAD GENIUS)
Sylvia CHANG, YOU Xiaoying (LOVE EDUCATION)
Mayank TEWARI, Amit V MASURKAR (NEWTON)
YAN Geling (YOUTH)

BEST ACTION FILMALONG WITH THE GODS: THE TWO WORLD
BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL
BROTHERHOOD OF BLADES II: THE INFERNAL BATTLEFIELD
PARADOX
THE THOUSAND FACES OF DUNJIA

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHYCAO Yu (LEGEND OF THE DEMON CAT)
Yunus PASOLANG (MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS)
KIM Ji-yong (THE FORTRESS)
Nagao NAKASHIMA (THE GREAT BUDDHA+)
Mikiya TAKIMOTO (THE THIRD MURDER)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
SHIM Hyun-sup (ANARCHIST FROM COLONY)
Rama RAJAMOULI, Prashanti TIPIRINENI (BAAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION)
Yuya MAEDA (BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL)
CHEN Tongxun (LEGEND OF THE DEMON CAT)
Shirley CHAN (THE THOUSAND FACES OF DUNJIA)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
LEE Mok-won (ALONG WITH THE GODS: THE TWO WORLDS)
TU Nan, LU Wei (LEGEND OF THE DEMON CAT)
Frans PAAT (MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS)
Yohei TANEDA (THE THIRD MURDER)
Ben LUK (THIS IS NOT WHAT I EXPECTED)

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC
JO Young-wook (A TAXI DRVER)
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