Wednesday, November 15, 2017

[2017.11.16] FOR THE WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 12 2017

For the week ending Sunday November 12 2017
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 7 THE PROMISE
  Can : Si Yeuk
  Lit : Corpse Promise
    d. Jim Sopon Sukdapisit
    Numthip Jongrachatawiboon, Apichaya Thongkham
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 114 mins.
  Opening November 9 2017
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/l4W-6pV1kXY

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    In 1997, the financial crash, known in Thailand as the Tom Yum Goong Crisis, was a disastrous event that crept over Asia and left millionaires bankrupt overnight.

    A bright future which two best friends, Boum and Ib, pictured together fell apart when they found out that their families were going bankrupt. All of their assets were seized to satisfy their debts. The construction of a premium luxury condominium, which their parents jointly invested in, had been suspended. Unable to accept the harsh truth, they decided to end their lives together at the unfinished tower, where they promised to be together forever. In the end, Ib died all alone.

    Twenty years later, Boum becomes a successful real estate entrepreneur. One day, she gets to visit the abandoned tower with her beloved daughter, Bell. That night, Boum wakes up and finds Bell sleepwalking and talking to herself in the dark. Bell’s sleepwalking condition continues to worsen every night. What concerns Boum the most is that Bell’s actions and words in her sleepwalking state frighteningly remind Boum of Ib.


 5 THE SNOWMAN
    d. Tomas Alfredson
    Michael Fessbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg,
      Val Kilmer, J.K. Simmons


 4 LET ME EAT YOUR PANCREAS
    d. Sho Tsukikawa
    Shun Oguri, Keiko Kitagawa, Takumi Kitamura, Minami Hamabe
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 115 mins.
  Opening November 2 2017
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/EqMZjMwRBGg

[ MCL CINEMAS ]
    Sakura Yamauchi and “I” were former high school classmates. Inspired by Sakura’s words, “I” has now become a teacher at the school they both attended. While talking to his students, he is reminded of the many days he spent with Sakura. Sakura, who was suffering from a disease of the pancreas, kept a diary of her struggle against her illness and how she tried to live with it. After he discovers the diary by chance one day, “I” and Sakura gradually start to spend more time together. Sakura is determined to live out her days brilliantly, but finally, the end draws near. Twelve years after her death, her best friend Kyoko, who is soon to marry, also begins to remember the time she spent with Sakura, just as “I” does. Then, because of something that happens, the two realize what Sakura really wanted to convey over the distance of those 12 years.


 3 MIX!
  Can : Bing Bung Ching Yun Mung
  Lit : Ping Pong Lover Dream
    d. Junichi Ishikawa
    Yui Aragaki, Eita, Ryoko Hirosue, Koji Seto, Mei Nagano, Yu Aoi
  Rating : I
  Length : 119 mins.
  Opening November 9 2017
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/wWGMN6wweRw

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    After breaking up with her boyfriend, Tamako flees to her hometown and picks up table tennis again in the Table Tennis Club formerly run by her late mother. When Tamako sees her ex, and his new girl paired together in the mixed doubles category, she resolves to enter the National Championship. Tamako teams up with former pro boxer Hagiwara but they are totally incompatible and fight all the time. Over time, however, their relationship begins to change...


 2 LOVING VINCENT
    d. Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
    Animation





 1 THOR: RAGNAROK
    d. Taika Waititi
    Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba,
      Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban,
      Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins

[2017.11.15] TERESA MO GETS SENTIMENTAL ABOUT PLAYING THE MOTHER OF AN AUTISTIC CHILD

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Candy Yu, Monica Chan, Teresa Mo and Ada Choi
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The Teresa Mo Shun Kwan starred film TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY (WONG GUM FA) two nights ago held a premiere. Friends Ada Choi Siu Fun, Monica Chan Fat Yung and Candy Yu On On attended. Mo Shun Kwan in the film played the mother of an autistic child. Her acting was challenged again. She admitted that before the performance she visited this type of families and deeply felt how noble the parents were, as it was not easy at all to care fo autistic children. Mo Mo also was grateful for both daughters growing up healthily. Even now they were still "stuck" to her and constantly missed home. They would even go on vacation with their parents when they had time. She said, "This is the advantage of having girls, actually sometimes I would see how rebellious some children would get. My husband and I would think whether we experienced that. Luckily our daughters were very nice!" Mo Mo also just took a new role and had to work in Japan during Christmas. She said that her daughters were planning to spend the holiday with her there.

Choi Siu Fun and Chan Fat Yung came to support Mo Mo. Ada revealed that earlier she took a television series role but due to script changes the production had to postpone its start until next year. She in turn had more vacation time to spend with her daughters. She planned to spend a white Christmas with them, now she would have to see whether her husband could take some time off. Ada also said that hre daughters were rather vain and sometimes would match her clothing for her. When we were out they would look at pretty things. Even if she did not like them they would ask her to get them for them, so they could wear them when they grew up.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

[2017.11.15] FOR THE WEEK STARTING NOVEMBER 11 2017

GLOBAL CHINESE MUSIC CHART
For the week starting November 11 2017


15 HEAVENLY NET
  Can : Tin Mong
  Pakho Chau

14 GIVE ME A CHANCE
  Tiger Hu

13 BRICK
  Can : Juen Tau
  Jason Chan Pak Yu

12 PSEUDO-SINGLE, YET SINGLE
  Can : Mei Dan Sun
  A-Lin

11 OWN THE DAY
  Can : Dan Lik Jup Jeuk
  JJ Lin (Lam Chun Kit)

10 502
  Fiona Sit Hoi Kei

 9 IS THERE ANYTHING MISSING
  Can : Si But Si Wan Siu Liu Sup Mor
  Michael Kong (Kwong Leung)

 8 HAPPY EVER AFTER
  Can : Gum Tin Yu, Hor Si Ngor Moon Joi Yut Hei
  Chris Lee Yuchun

 7 I'M NOT GOD
  Can : Ngor But Si Sun
  A-Bin Fang (Fong Man Bun)

 6 HAPPINESS AT ONCE
  Can : Fai Lok Yi Chi Yung Yau
  Eric Chou (Chow Hing Jik)

 5 YOUTH LIES WITHIN
  Can : Ching Chun Ju Liu Shui
  Rainie Yang (Yeung Sing Lam)

 4 LOVE LIKE AIR
  Can : Oi Yu Hung Hei
  Weibird Wei (Wai Lai On)

 3 BALLAD
  Can : Gor Yiu
  Li Ronghao

 2 I DO
  Karen Mok Man Wai


 1 A. I. LOVE
  Can : A. I. Oi
  Wang Leehom (Wong Lik Won)

[2017.11.15] MASAHARU FUKUYAMA AND ZHANG HANYU HAVE CHASES ON THE WATER

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Director John Woo (Ng Yu Sum)'s new film MANHUNT was shot entirely in Japan. In one scene on the river near the Enoshima Station in Osaka a dangerous jet ski motor between the "hunky" cop Masaharu Fukuyama and fugitive Zhang Hanyu took place. Looking heroic on camera, Fukuyama said off camera, "The jet ski was very hard to control, it really got me!" Reportedly the film even asked Japan national swim team athletes to be lifeguards and directly stand by in the river.

Although when Zhang Hanyu earlier worked on the film OPERATION MEKONG he learned to rde a jet ski, but the Japanese water sport requirement was very strict, requiring a certification for truly riding on a river. Due to language he was unable to pass, he could only sit on the jet ski on the river and be towed. On the other hand, Masaharu Fukuyama was certified and was able to personally perform. During his break he flew on the river.

In ths scene Zhang Hanyu jumped from the jet ski on the river to go on the lam on the road and climb on a climb. He happened to run into a famous Osaka Danjiri Matsuri. He took the chance and snuck into the crowd and made Fukuyama's pursuit even more difficult. The story as even more intense. The jet ski got Masaharu Fukuyama, but the most difficult was multiple language barrier for Zhang Hanyu. He said, "This was the firs time I had Chinese, English and Japanese dialogue in one flm, to me it was quite a challenge. In addition communication took the most time when working with actors of different nations. Luckily under the director's planning the film was completed successfully."

[2017.11.14] BEST ACTORS AARON KWOK AND TONY LEUNG CHIU WAI TEAM UP

Four Great Captains Patrick Tam, Aaron Kwok, tony Leung Chiu Wai and Michael Chow
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Fellow Best Actors Aaron Kwok and Tony Leung Chiu Wai look forward to set off spark
Michael Chow, Patrick Tam and Lawrence Ko make a fresh team
Tsui Tin Yau, Belinda Yan, Jeana Ho and Rose Chan in retro costumes
Director Philip Yung
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The film THEORY OF AMBITIONS (FUNG JOI HEI SI) earlier held a production start ceremony. Director Philip Yung Tsz Kwong with "Four Great Captains" actors Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Patrick Tam Yiu Man, Michael Chow Man Kin attended, as did Du Juan and Alan Ko Yu Lun. At the same time the rest of the cast was also announced, including Michael Hui Koon Man, Jessie Li (Chun Xia), Eddie Cheung Siu Fai, Zeng Yixuan, Louis Cheung Kai Chung, Michael Ning (Bak Ji), Lam Yiu Sing, Ron Ng Cheuk Hei, Tse Kwan Ho, Maggie Cheung Ho Yi, Elaine Jin (Kam Yin Ling) and others.

FUNG JOI HEI SI brought together two Best Actors Kwok Fu Sing and Leung Chiu Wai for their first collaboration. Director Yung Tsz Kwong said, "I hope this film would have a grand scale, grand vision and grand presence. In addition it would stress the changing of the era, a natural motion comparison that would quite poetic." FUNG JOI HEI SI would not just narrate one event but the police's Four Great Captains. At the social environment of greed in Hong Kong at the time they reigned over both sides of the law. After several setbacks they in the end with the launch of a new chapter in the fight against corruption in Hong Kong retreated; it was the fall of the Hong Kong colonial corruption era and a look back at the close of an old era.

[2017.11.14] KARA WAI WINS BARCELONA ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL PRIZE

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Would Kara Wai continue her streak with a Golden Horse award?
Sylvia Chang is nominated for Best Actress and Best Director Golden Horse awards
Shu Qi
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Kara Wai Ying Hung in the film HAPPINESS (HUNG WON SI NGOR) played a character with Alzheimer's disease. Her outstanding acting won her this year's Hong Kong Film Award Best Actress. Recently Sister Siu Hung again with the film won the 2017 Barcelona Asian Film Festival Best Actress. In addition, its director Andy Lo (Law Yiu Fai) also received Best Director. Director Law attended the award ceremony and accepted Sister Siu Hung's award on her behalf.

The 54th Golden Horse Award will take place on November 25th. The event released the Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director nominee photos, including Sylvia Chang (Cheung Ngai Ga), Ann Hui On Wa, Kara Wai Ying Hung, Shu Qi and Huang Bo. Best Actor nominee Takeshi Kaneshiro (Gum Sing Mo) due to scheduling was unable to participate in the shoot.

[2017.11.14] LOUIS KOO WANTS TO TAKE HIS PARENTS TO VISIT FINLAND

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Louis Koo Tin Lok earlier needed stitches on his right eye due to a film injury and sunglasses to protect his eyes. Yesterday at an online finance event, his eye has gradually recovered as he no longer needed sunglasses. However it was still a little red.

Goo Jai received free round trip flight tickets for two to Finland. The host wanted to go with him, but Goo Jai said, "Give me your number later."

Goo Jai earlier had eight stitches on his right eye. He revealed that the stitches have been removed and the progress has been decent. However he still had to stay out of the sun as ultraviolet ray would change the color. Thus earlier while working in New Zealand he had to be extra careful due to the very strong ultraviolet ray.

As for Christmas, Goo Jai missed looking at the decorations with his parents. He also said that he has never been to Finland. "I have always wanted to see the Christmas village. Since my eye injury I wanted to take time off, so I would in December. I hope I would be able to see the Northern Lights with my parents in Finland, but many friends have said that seeing the Northern Lights would depend on luck. This year it has appeared very often and would be a great time. The scenery there is excellent and very suitable for seniors to enjoy."