"Big White Duel" Completion Banquet

Wednesday July 4, 2018 Hong Kong

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New Series Holds Completion Banquet, Roger Kwok and Kenneth Ma...Who Is Paying the Bill?

Artistes Roger Kwok, Kenneth Ma, Ali Lee, Natalie Tong, Crystal Fung, Stephen Wong, et al. went to Wan Chai in the evening to attend the completion banquet of TVB's new series "Big White Duel". Roger and Kenneth engage in a battle of words in the series but get along well in private. Roger even expressed, "Jointly paying the bill with a few of the leads tonight, but it is unfortunate that many people are working. Hope to have another dinner later with everyone there". He and Kenneth both expressed that, because it was a large cast filming the series this time, everyone filmed extremely comfortably and felt great, and there was also sufficient resting time.

Roger also revealed, "The most memorable was me and Kenneth filming a scene in the legislative council. There were many professional terms that are used there. In the series, there are also characters that resemble well-known people, but it is only a reasonable coincidence".

Becomes a Doctor

When Kenneth was asked about his partner in another series, Samantha Ko, getting injured earlier, Roger suddenly became a doctor and asked, "Did [she] get an X-ray? How was the CT? I am Hong Kong's cheapest doctor for reducing intracranial pressure". Kenneth immediately said, "But you are Hong Kong TVB's most expensive actor!" Roger will be travelling abroad with his family for the summer holidays: "I have already been on summer holidays for ten days. Will go on a few trips this year, but will still be in Southeast Asia".

Planning to Film a Second Season

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The late make up master Chan Man Fai's second son Chan Chi Tat yesterday morning passed away at age 56. Chan Chi Tat followed in his father's foot step and has been in the make up business for over 30 years. He worked for TVB and HKTV and was ATV's senior make up supervisor. Chan Chi Tat two days ago was hospitalized for acute pneumonia and passed away yesterday morning.

Chan Chi Tat was respected in show business. Aside from him following in his father's footstep and becoming a make up artist, his son with his ex former, Chan Ka Wai, is also a film special effect make up artist.

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Director Dante Lam Chiu Yin appeared at the New York Asian Film Festival with OPERATION RED SEA, THE BEAST STALKER (JING YUN) and UNBEATABLE (GIK JIN) and received great treatment from the event. To recognize Director Lam's talent and proud achievements, the New York Asian Film Festival presented the Daniel A Craft Award to him, his best birthday present this year.

"Because this time THE BEAST STALKER and UNBEATABLE are also being screened, THE BEAST STALKER was a movie that few foresaw would be a hit. Ten years later, I am bringing THE BEAST STALKER, UNBEATABLE and OPERATION RED SEA together, I feel extra sentimental. When I got on stage just now, I got a little choked up and needed to pause for half a second."

This trip happened to take place during Director Lam's birthday (July 1st), but due to the tight schedule he could only celebrate with producer Leung Fung Ying and the team at dinner. "I didn't have time to stay and sightsee. Earlier I went to Los Angeles and had several meetings with foreign companies to discuss any possibility of working together. we even discussed which latest technologies to use. At the same time I also saw some not yet released new films, to see if I have any chance to try with possible sequels."

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Sam Hui Koon Kit and Alan Tam Wing Lun yesterday rehearsed for their August concerts. Sam played the guitar and sang MOST BELOVED YOU and ANSER AT THE EDGE OF THE SKY. Alan joked that it was Sam's Alan Tam song.

During the interview, Alan gave Sam a massage and joked, "Your shoulder is a little stiff, are you working out too much?" How was their rehearsal going? Alan said that it was as smooth as playing soccer. Sam said that yesterday was his first day at rehearsal. Alan pointed out that the band has already been practicing for a few days and he had the hard task of supervising. As for song selection, Alan revealed that only a few would be the same as the last time. "Sam Gor opens up the archive, they flood in like tidal wave!"

After finishing their Hong Kong concerts in August, Sam and Alan will continue their overseas tours in the U.S., Canada, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. Alan said that this year he would merge into Sam's family. Sam nodded and said, "We have become one family!"

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Donnie Yen Chi Tan and Wong Jing recently worked together on many different genre films and trained new comers on and off camera. Their new film BIG BROTHER (DAI SI HING) was Yen Chi Tan's Super Bullet Limited company and Mega Vision film and television production company joint production. It also was the Super Bullet Limited's first production. Yen Chi Tan gave his full support as executive producer, producer and actor to ensure quality all around. BIG BROTHER did not disappoint as it was selected to be the 22nd Montreal Fantasia International Film Festival's closing film and compete in the Cheval Noir Competition.

Yen Chi Tan and Wong Jing were very excited to hear the news. Yen Chi Tan said, "This is my company's first release, I am extremely encouraged that it can participate in this international film festival." Wong Jing even asked Yen Chi Tan to attend the film festival together. Because the film will make its August 1st global premiere and closing film at the film festival, the team was banging their heads against the wall to see if they could make time for Yen Chi Tan to attend the film festival. Unfortunately July and August was Yen Chi Tan's production peak, right now Yen Chi Tan's attendance would remain up in the air.h

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The Motion Pictures Industry Association yesterday announced in the first half of the year (January 1st to June 30th) Hong Kong had 186 total first run films, only 27 were Hong Kong films while 159 were non Hong Kong films. The total box office revenue was HK$ 982,447,113, a slight rise of 0.62% from HK$976,358,254 during the same period last year.

The top three highest grossing Hong Kong flms were all Lunar New Year film. AGENT MR. CHAN (DUNG DUK DUT GUNG) made HK$ 44,709,699. A BEAUTIFUL MOMENT (NGOR DIK CHING DIK NUI SAI) made HK$ 17,427,912 and MONSTER HUNT 2 made HK$ 16,092,372.

Hong Kong film box office was far behind foreign films. The top film of the first half of the year was AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (in release), which so far has made HK$ 153,115,816. In second place was JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (in release) so far has made HK$ 81,021,121, in third place was BLACK PANTHER with HK$ 63,312,121.

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Parodying "Detective Investigation Files"! Michael Tao Becomes 'Cheung Siu Yung' Playing with 'Car Keys'

Sunday July 1, 2018 Hong Kong

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The "Detective Investigation Files" series, starring Michael Tao, Joey Leung, and Kenix Kwok, has been re-airing late at night after 23 years but is still highly popular, attracting many viewers. The brotherhood between Michael's 'Tai Yung' and Joey's 'Yi Jai' has gained the affection of advertisers; the two received a six-figure fee to shoot an online advertisement, recreating the classic.

The other day, the two came together again to film an advertisement clip for a health food that integrated the characters and plot of "Detective". In it, Michael's 'Cheung Siu Yung' was investigating a case, even personally performing the most discussed English name pronunciation 'che si' (car keys). He called 'Jessica', the female character in the advertisement, 'Che-si-ca' and showed off his iconic, signature 'face-covering' action again. Even Michael could not help but laughingly say, "So I actually have a few funny classics, such as 'car keys' and the face-covering action. I did this action in 'Love Bond'. Was simply a design...did not expect it to become my icon and also be so heavily discussed. Also told me to do this action again in the advertisement. Since it is like this, I also want to use such a personal icon to entertain the public!"

Joey has not acted in many years. Coming back out this time was entirely related to his old friend, Michael. Joey revealed that he already has a semi-retired attitude, as he hopes to, apart from doing behind-the-scenes work, which he likes, travel to different places, using the most down-to-earth way to enjoy life; thus, he does not have much interest in performing in front of the camera or doing interviews. However, in this advertisement ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Sunday July 1, 2018 Hong Kong

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Artistes Louis Koo, Louis Cheung, Jessica Hsuan, Annie Liu, Fiona Sit, Andy On, et al. appeared at Fo Tan to attend the blessing ceremony of Director Fung Chih Chiang's new film, "A Witness Out of the Blue".

In the movie, Louis [Koo] and Jessica play a pair that is neither friendly nor aloof. Jessica is challenging her acting again, playing a visually impaired person. She laughingly said that she was startled by the script: "It talks about him being violent toward me before we are together. Hope that, after ten-plus years, Louis [Koo] knows how to hold back his strength. (You were previously injured by him?) No. It's just that we were both very immersed. Did not know how to hold back. I used real strength...just afraid of injuring my partner. (Have intimate scenes in the movie?) Leaving these for filming a sequel".

Louis [Koo], who plays a criminal in the movie, uses a machine gun to rob a jewellery story. He expressed, "Sealed the street downtown to film. We want to film a solid police movie. (No prop money involved during filming?) Did not explain it because it starts off with me having already killed the cop".

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The film A WITNESS OUT OF THE BLUE (FAN JUI YIN CHEUNG) yesterday started production. Producer Derek Yee Tung Sing, director Fung Chih Chiang (Fung Chi Keung), actors Louis Koo Tin Lok, Annie Liu (Lau Sum Yau), Louis Cheung Kai Chung, Andy Tien (On Chi Kit), Philip Keung Ho Man, Jessica Hester Hsuan (Suen Huen), Ling Man Lung, Cherry Ngan Cheuk Ling, Fiona Sit Hoi Kei and Chan Kwok Bong attended the worship ceremony. Suen Huen said that this time she would suffer Koo Tin Lok's torture, as she was afraid that he would kick her off the stairs!

Playing a couple with Koo Tin Lok in the film, Suen Huen said, "We are the cute pair, not an usual one!" Goo Jai also said that they in the film had a love hate relationship. When asked if they would have any intimate scene, Suen Huen said no because in the film her romance with Goo Jai would only be decoration. Goo Jai also said that this would be the most realistic crime film, thus he would wait until the next film BACK TO THE PAST (CHUM CHUN GEI) to add intimate scenes.

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The Fox Media Group and Penguin Pictures joint release, Andy Lau Tak Wa produced, Wong Kwok Keung directed original mini series THE TRADING FLOOR last night held a celebration banquet and announced its second season will soon begin production. Wa Jai hoped for the original team to return. He joked that he would wait until the third season to participate.

Wa Jai, Francis Ng Chun Yu, Joseph Chang, Maggie Cheung Ho Yee, Patrick Tam Yiu Man, Poon Chan Leung yesterday attended the banquet. Wa Jai revealed that currently he is busy with his new film THE WHITE STORM 2 (SO DUK 2). Every week he worked for four days, a normal work rate. Because he had to work, Wa Jai put more effort into maintaining himself. "Don't you feel I am back to being handsome again?" Aside from movies, Wa Jai also had to prepare for his year end concert. Recently he was even invited to be an Oscar voter. "I have been invited, I haven't seen the qualifying films yet. Any voter who has not seen the qualifying films would not be qualified to vote. This time I am already very happy to be invited, I will be able to enjoy films and genres from different nations. (Would you have time to watch all the movies?) If I don't I would lose the voting qualification. I won't lie to ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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