Friday, May 25, 2018

[2018.05.26] WONG KAR WAI RECEIVES HARVARD HONORARY DEGREE

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Famous director Wong Kar Wai received a honorary doctorate degree from Harvard University for his achievement and influence in film art. Wong Kar Wai became the first Asian director to receive the honor.

After the ceremony, Wong Kar Wai said, "To receive such a reception at the almost 400 year old Harvard University and become an alumni with many greats in history like Einstein, Hawking, and Churchill, I feel honored." Sharing Wong Kar Wai's glorious moment was his wife. He also expressed his gratitude for his family, colleagues and friends, and mentioned the two cities where he was born and raised. "I was born in Shanghai, raised in Hong Kong. Today this honor is just for me, but also recognition for my two beloved cities at the same time."

Thursday, May 24, 2018

[2018.05.25] FRANCIS NG AND JULIAN CHEUNG CRASH THROUGH THE STREETS IN CAR CHASE


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The Francis Ng Chun Yu and Julian Cheung Chi Lam starred film THE LEAKERS (SIT MUK JEH MOON) will open next month. They turned into a police duo sworn to capture the mastermind behind a criminal organization. The film was shot in Malaysia and Hong Kong. They had to handle many stunts and car chases. Chun Yu had a scene in which he had to drive a truck to begin a car chase with Chilam in a police car. Several "police cars" and other vehicles were stuck between them, driving through narrow alleys, crashing into street stalls and making pedestrians flee in terror! Due to how realistic the scene was, the shoot was once mistaken for a police and robber car chase.

The car chase scene in Hong Kong was just as dangerous, but Chilam and Chun Yu both said that the team took all the safety precaution. During the real car chase they had a professional stunt team on hand to direct and act as double.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

[2018.05.24] FOR THE WEEK ENDING MAY 20 2018

For the week ending Sunday May 20 2018
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10 THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
    d. Yorgos Lanthimos
    Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman


  9 THE 8-YEAR ENGAGEMENT
  Can : Kua Yuen 8 Nin Dik Sun Leung
  Lit : The Bride Who Leaps Over 8 Years
    d. Takahisa Zeze
    Takeru Satoh, Tao Tsuchiya
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 119 mins.
  Opening May 10 2018
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/54Eh3tn903Y

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    Hisashi and Mai are set to have their wedding ceremony in 3 months, but Mai falls ill and lapses into a coma. Hisashi does not give up on his fiance and prays for her recovery. Finally, Mai wakes up, but she doesn't have any memory of Hisashi.


  8 SECRET SUPERSTAR
    d. Advait Chandan
    Aamir Khan, Zaira Wasim


  7 INCIDENTS IN A GHOST LAND
    d. Pascal Laugier
    Crystal Reed, Mylene Farmer, Anastasia Phillips,
Emilia Jones, Taylor Hickson


  6 LOVE, SIMON
    d. Greg Berlanti
    Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Katherine Langford


  5 THE TROUGH
  AKA : TASTE OF CRIME
  Can : Dai Ak Cho
  Lit : Trough
    d. Nick Cheung Ka Fai
    Nick Cheung Ka Fai, Xu Jinglei, Yu Nan, He Jiong, Michael Miu Kiu Wai,
      Louis Cheung Kai Chung, Maggie Cheung Ho Yi, Lam Suet
  Rating : IIB
  Opening May 3 2018
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/89zz83-xFeA

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    Yu Chau is a cop who has gone so deep undercover within the triad. He can no longer tell which side of the law he’s on. When he accidentally kills one of his pals in an operation, he runs off into the boonies to lick his wounds. Upon his return, he teams up with fellow officers Jim and Jackie to catch a triad Boss, only to unveil collusion with government officials at the highest level. Yu Chau once again faces the dilemma of taking the law into his own hands...


  4 A QUIET PLACE
    d. John Krasinski
    Emily Blunt, John Krasinski


  3 DESTINY: THE TALE OF KAMAKURA
    d. Takashi Yamazaki
    Masato Sakai, Mitsuki Takahata
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 129 mins.
  Opening May 10 2018
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/A-3cBLiID5A

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    When young Akiko marries mystery author Masakazu Isshiki and moves in with him in Kamakura, her way of life becomes a constant source of amazement. A simple stroll through the streets brings her into contact with supernatural creatures such as spirits, goblins, ghosts, and not-grim-at-all reapers. As Akiko learns very quickly, Kamakura is a place where humans and non-humans live side-by-side in harmony. One morning, Masakazu awakes to find that Akiko has disappeared. The only trace of her is a loving letter to her husband... It seems that Akiko has met an unfortunate accident, died, and departed for the netherworld. Upon losing his wife, Masakazu realizes for the first time how much he loves her. To bring Akiko back to life, he decides to journey to the netherworld himself. What awaits Masakazu there are the supernatural creatures who took away his wife, and someone else he recognizes... At last, the destiny of the desperate Isshikis will reveal itself.


  2 AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
    d. Anthony and Joe Russo
    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans
      Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland,
      Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie,
      Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista,
      Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt,
      Benedict Wong, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff



  1 DEADPOOL 2
    d. David Leitch
    Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison
      Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hillebrand, Jack Kesy,

[2018.05.24] JET LI RESPONDS TO RUMORS: "MY HEALTH IS PRETTY GOOD"

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A recent photo of Jet Li vs. the photo that went viral
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In response to earlier rumor of Jet Li (Lee Nin Kit)'s deteriorating health, his manager Steven Chasman stressed that Lee Nin Kit was in good health and the photo was a photography issue. Lee Nin Kit had hyperthyroidism for 10 years, his life was not at risk and Lee Nin Kit was taking care of it. His assistant also posted a recent photo of Lee Nin Kit to dispel the rumor.

Yesterday a video of Lee Nin Kit in public appeared online. He thanked everyone for their concern and personally responded to the rumor. "My health is pretty good." He said that when he went to a temple, because the entire world heard that his health was poor he received a longevity Buddha to bless him with good health. Lee Nin Kit said that he was not a spokesperson for wheel chair or medication. He was always made crippled online but he was fine. He said, "I never thought that just by returning to Chengdu, I would turn 80 in one day. Oh, the sorrow." He said that if he would turn 80 just because of a photo, he could not be happier to be in his current condition when he really would turn 80. Lee Nin Kit also still thanked the media for making the story up for him to receive the caring of many friends. If he was able to contribute a little for the media friends' articles and traffic he would gladly comply.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

[2018.05.23] FOR THE WEEK STARTING MAY 19 2018

GLOBAL CHINESE MUSIC CHART
For the week starting May 19 2018


15 ONLY WANT TO QUIETLY SPEND TIME WITH YOU
  Can : Ji Seung Wor Nei Jing Doh Si Guong
  Wowkie Zhang (Da Zhang Wei)

14 ROOF ON FIRE
  Can : Uk Ding Cheuk For
  Victoria Song Qian (Sung Sin)

13 TAEYANG
  Can : Tai Yeung
  Hinry Lau Cheuk Hin

12 SMILE WITH A BROKEN HEART
  Can : Ngor Ji Doh Yiu Mei Siu
  Eric Chou (Chow Hing Jik)

11 DESTINATION OF WANDERING
  Can : Lau Long Dik Jung Dim
  Emil Chau Wakin

10 NIAN
  Can : Lim
  Hu Xia

 9 THE YEARS
  Can : Shui Yuet
  Faye Wong, Natasha Na Ying

 8 DANCE DANCE DANCE
  Can : Mo Mo Mo
  Elva Hsiao (Siu Ah Hin)

 7 WHERE I BELONG
  Can : Jui Seung Hui Dik Dei Fong
  Aaron Yan (Yim Ah Lun)

 6 LUST
  Can : Tam Luen
  Jane Zhang Liangying

 5 LIKE SONG
  Can : Yu Gor
  Jason Zhang Jie (Cheung Kit)

 4 GREAT TO MEET YOU
  Can : Yu Gein Nei Jun Oi
  Roy Wang Yuan

 3 SLOWLY LIKE YOU
  Can : Man Man Hei Foon Nei
  Karen Mok Man Wai

 2 FRIENDS IN LOVED FOR A VERY LONG TIME
  Can : Oi Liu Hung Gau Dik Pung Yau
  Hebe Tien (Tin Fok Yun)


 1 US
  Can : Ngor Moon
  Eason Chan Yik Shun

[2018.05.23] CHRISSIE CHAU CELEBRATES HOT BIRTHDAY WITH HOT GUYS

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Chrissie Chau Sau Na yesterday turned 33. She still spent her birthday at work, running in and out under 35 degree (Celsius) heat. She joked that staring at hunks Louis Koo Tin Lok, Kevin Cheng Ka Wing, and Raymond Lam Fung could be reprieve from the heat. This group of hunks in the fiery weather celebrated her birthday with her, no wonder she was in a great mood!

Birthday girl Chrissie yesterday morning went to work on a chase scene. In the 35 degrees heat she ran in and out outside. Chrissie said that she had the best way for heat relief, "Aside from the cooling spray, I check out the hunks during my break. Also people would keep 'treating' cold drinks."

The hunks Chrissie referred to included Koo Tin Lok, Cheng Ka Wing and Lam Fung. They not only set up the cake for Chrissie, when Chrissie made her wish Goo Jai even put his hand over the candles to keep the wind from putting them out. Boss Raymond Wong Pak Ming was also on hand and presented flowers to Chrissie. Director David Lam Tak Luk led the birthday song singing. Everyone celebrated Chrissie's birthday outdoors without any fear for the heat.

As for her birthday wish, Chrissie wished for good health, hit films. Speaking of age, she said that she was not "29+1". She joked, "Sorry! It's 19+1 haha, as for boyfriend it would depend on fate. I am a Buddhist, I can sit here and he would come." Now Chrissie would like to take time off the most, especially when the shoot yesterday took place in the sun and near the sea. Naturally she really wanted to get into the water and wanted to go somewhere with the sun and the beach.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

[2018.05.21] KARENA LAM MISSES SEAN LAU

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The film INTEGRITY (LIM JING FUNG MO YIN MOK) starred Sean Lau Ching Wan, Nick Cheung Ka Fai and Karena Lam Ka Yun. The production is heating up. After Anita Yuen Wing Yi's special performance, Best Actress Lam Ka Yun joined the team. After a few days in production, the Hong Kong production wrapped. Ka Yun would then follow the team to Australia for location shoot. Ka Yun in the film played a couple with Lau Ching Wan. Although they did not spend a lot of time together, during the final scene at the ICAC headquarters, Ka Yun grabbed Ching Wan by the arm for a photo as she was reluctant to part with him. This was Ka Yun's first collaboration with Ching Wan, no wonder she turned into a little fan and asked for photo with her idol.

Ka Yun will leave Hong Kong for half a month, of course sh would miss her daughters the most. However Ka Yun said, "I think about the positive, after the Australian shoot I can spend the summer with my daughters." As for Ching Wan, he would not need to shoot on location but had many scenes in Hong Kong. He constantly had to perform solo. Ching Wan did all his homework and carried the movie. Now finally he could relax! Alex Fong Chung Shun who also wrapped up his production was rather excited. Chung Shun sweats a lot and did not like the heat. Each time working in the summer he would not feel great. Now he could finally relax a little after the wrap and spend the summer with his daughter.