Friday, May 26, 2017

[2017.05.27] ANDY LAU MAKES A SURPRISE APPEARANCE AT CHAN PUI WA'S FUNERAL








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Andy Lau and his wife come to pay their respect

Andy Lau and his wife send flowers
Andy Lau eulogizes Chan Pui Wa
Nick Cheung and Jacky Cheung
Nancy Wu
Deanie Ip worked with Chan Pui Wa on A SIMPLE LIFE
Elaine Lok and Wong Cho Lam miss Chan Pui Wa
Sammo Hung
Sandra Ng and Peter Chan
Michael Miu
Sharon Chan
Soon to wed Grace Wong does not mind any taboo
Connie Chan
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Veteran film producer and former TVB artist department high ranking manager Chan Pui Wa passed away from lymphoma on April 28th at age 68. Yesterday the Kowloon City Baptish Church held a funeral service for Sister Pui Wa. The hearse arrived at 6:05PM and the remain was transported this morningat 10AM to the Diamond Hill Crematorium. Sister Pui Wa was a partner of Andy Lau Tak Wa professionally. The still recovering Wa Jai also made a surprise appearance, as he arrived with a medical mask to send his late friend on her final journey.

Did Sammo Hung Kam Bo see Wa Jai? He said, "Yes, he wore a mask and passed by me. (Was he with his wife?) There was a woman, but I don't know if she was his wife or girlfriend!" He also said that Wa Jai was probably in decent health, but joked that his was probably better than Wa Jai's.

The hall was mainly decorated wth white lilies. Sister Pui Wa was rather well liked in the industry. Yesterday many attended the memorial. They included Jacky Cheung Hok Yau, Nick Cheung Ka Fa, Wong Cho Lam and his wife Leanne Li Yanan, Sandra Ng Kwan Yu and her husband, TVB executive Elaine Lok Yi Ling, Sharon Chan Man Chi, Norman Leung Nai Pang, Connie Chan Bo Chu, Richard Ng Yiu Han and his wife, Michael Miu Kiu Wai, Deanie Ip Tak Han, Lawrence Cheng Tan Shui, Sammo Hung Kam Bo, Ng See Yuen, Benny Chan Muk Sing, Nancy Wu Ting Yan, Patrick Tang Kin Won and others. Many artists sent flowers, Wa Jai and his wife's was the most eye catching as it was the only industry floral arrangement in the hall.

The memorial program had many photos of Sister Pui Wa with artists and many eulogies, including Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung Kam Bo, Ann Hui On Wa, Raymond Lam Fung, Roger Kwok Chun On, Linda Chung Ka Yun, Wu Ting Yan, Max Zhang Jin and Ada Choi Siu Fun. Wa Jai wrote, "Your smile melts away all the sorrow; your foresight and wisdom melt away all the pain; your faith gives us wisdom to continue your work. We would love you to the end, always and forever......"

The funeral committee representative Lok Yi Ling and Wong Cho Lam yesterday spoke to the media. Cho Lam said, "Thank you to the media for your concern, everyone knows Sister Pui Wa is a very faithful Christian. Her will is to conduct a ceremony at the church. Tonight at 7PM the ceremony will begin. Sister Pui Wa's coffin will enter the Church. I hope everyone would make a little room for Sister Pui Wa's coffin to slowly enter."

Thursday, May 25, 2017

[2017.05.26] ANTHONY CHAN SAYS YOUNG BENNETT PANG WAS VERY HANDSOME

Ng Hok Yau, Anthony Chan, Jonathan Wong and Carlos Chan
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Anthony Chan Yau, Jonathan Wong Chee Hynn, Carlos Chan Ka Lok, Ng Hok Him yesterday promoted their film THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SONS (HING DAI BAN). The story was based on the Wynners' experience in their youth. Playing the young Chan Yau, Ah Him had the least acting experience. Wong Chee Hynn said that Ah Him's nickname was "Off" because he often ran off. Chan Yau said, "Ah Him was very precise with his drum beats, but his life beat was completely wrong. He would disappear at meals and on the set." Ah Him explained, "Because I just left the Sil Hung Mo band, I had some negative emotions. I didn't want to affect the team." Chan Yau said that he did not yell at Ah Him for his behavior, instead he comforted him that life had ups and downs.

Chee Hynn said that as the director Chan Yau really took care of Ah Him, Ka Lok immediately got jealous. "The director was very accepting or loving toward other new actors, he would hug them. Yet I had a crying scene he didn't hug me, he didn't comfort me either." Chan Yau said, "You expected that, because Ka Lok was rich with acting experience he knew how to take care of himself. At first when I asked Ka Lok to play the young Pang Kin Sun, everyone thought when was Kin Jai was handsome? Actually when he was young he was very handsome. Later his look changed with age."

Chan Yau said that he treated all the actors the same, he would take care of everyone. Ah Him was a new actor. Some said that he looked like he was acting the least. This was the power of a new actor. Chee Hynn played the very important big brother in the young Wynners. He sang well and performed decently.

[2017.05.26] CHARLENE CHOI HURTS FROM WORKING WITH C KWAN

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The film 77 HEARTBREAKS (YUEN LEUNG TA 77 CHI) lead actress Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin and C Kwan worked together for the first time in a film. With his always mischievous image, C Kwan made Ah Sa say that the hardest part about working with him was trying not to laugh. C Kwan's appearance already was full of comedic feel, with his film costume he cracked up Ah Sa and the crew on the set. C Kwan could not help but say about his costume that it was unforgivable.

Ah Sa remembered in one of the scenes, the rich C Kwan felt in love at first sight with Ah Sa then started pursuing her. He even proposed to her at her friend J.Arie's wedding ceremony. Ah Sa stated that it was truly too painful because she had to try not to laugh. Each time she looked at C Kwan's serious expression but naturally funny face, Ah Sa did not know what to do. C Kwan the comedy expert during the shoot often "caused trouble" with his improvisation and created a lot of laughs. On one hand C Kwan proposed to Ah Sa, on the other hand Pakho Chau appeared and knelt to Ah Sa in hope of her forgiving him. Ah Sa cried for help because Ah Sa was full of conflict with Pakho, she did not know whether she would continue to forgive Pakho. Yet with C Kwan, she would crack up due to him and ruin the scene. However Ah Sa said that actually C Kwan contributed a lot. During the shoot he brought the cast and the crew endless joy.

[2015.05.25] FUNERAL SERVICES BEGIN FOR YU SO CHAU



Flowers from Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan
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Yu So Chau's son Mak Yiu Man gets choked up when talking about his mother
One of the Seven Little Fortunes Yuen Nin (Lau Man Wan) pays her respect
Yuen Qiu
Flowers from Yuen Biao
Mak Bing Wing and Yu So Chau will be buried next to each other
Cho Tat Wa and Yu So Chau's BUDDHA'S PALM
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Famous action actress Yu So Chau's funeral took place on the 23rd. The farewell ceremony was Buddhist, the decoration was simple. Yu So Chau's coffin was placed in the center of the hall. Her daughter Mak Kam Ling chose the photo, when Mama returned to Hong Kong to attend the Seven Little Fortunes 50th Anniversary with sunglasses and in a Chinese dress. Next to the photo was fresh white flowers; on the other side of the hall was a big screen television, showing Yu So Chau and husband Mak Bing Wing's two classic films, THE LEGEND OF MADAME WHITE SNAKE and LODGING OF A COMPLAINTS BEFORE THE IMPERIAL COURT BY THE YOUNG AMAZONS, for attending family and friends to relive their past film glory.

Son Mak Yiu Man has lived with his mother for almost 50 years. He was not used to the passing of his mother, as he especially missed Mother would make coffee and fix breakfast for him every morning. Now the home just felt empty. He said, "With Mother's passing, the family has been very heartbroken. However seeing Mother's smile when she passed she was still very beautiful. Her peaceful appearance comforted the family very much." As the funeral wear was shipped from Hong Kong, as he wanted to make the funeral its best.

"Seven Little Fortunes" disciples Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung Kam Bo, Yuen Biao, Yuen Qiu, Yuen Wah, Yuen Bun and others were unable to attend the farewell ceremony in person but still sent flowers from across the seas as their final salute to their big sister. Disciples of Yu So Chau's father Yu Jim Yuen like Yuen Nin, Yuen Mui, Yuen Yuen, Yuen Jing all went from Los Angeles, San Ramon and other places to San Francisco to attend their elder's funeral.

The family would arrange for Yu So Chau to be buried next to her husband Mak Bing Wing. The family will donate all the gift to the Fo Guang Shan San Bao Temple in San Francisco. They were considering another ceremony in Hong Kong for friends who were unable to attend the ceremony in the U.S. and bid farewell to Yu So Chau.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

[2017.05.24] FOR THE WEEK ENDING MAY 21 2017

For the week ending Sunday May 21 2017
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10 THE CIRCLE
    d. James Ponsoldt
    Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega


 9 KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD
    d. Guy Ritchie
    Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Jude Law


 8 GIFTED
    d. Marc Webb
    Chris Evans, Mckenna Gate, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer


 7 THE SLEEP CURSE
  Can : Suk Min
  Lit : Insomnia
    d. Herman Yau Lai To
    Anthony Wong Chau Sun, Michelle Wai Si Nga,
      Jojo Goh (Ng Lei Suen), Bryant Mak Chi Lok,
      Funaki Ikki, Gordon Lam Ka Tung,
  Rating : III
  Length : 102 mins.
  Opening April 17 2017 at the Hong Kong International Film Festival
  Opening May 18 2017
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/vu08Xey-Rec

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    During Japan's wartime occupation of Hong Kong in 1941-1945, a young translator's collaboration with the enemy results in his life being cursed by a murdered "comfort woman" forced to become a sex slave. Forty-five years later, the man's sins come back to haunt his son, a professor specializing in sleeping disorders, when the lady's ghost returns for vengeance.


 6 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
    d. James Gunn
    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper,
      Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff,
      Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell


 5 DEALER/HEALER
  AKA : THE FIXER
  Can : Duk Gai
  AKA : Sun Hung Tai Bo
  AKA : Tin Hung Tai Bo 2016
  Lit : Magic Traveller 2016
    d. Lawrence Ah Mon (Lau Kwok Cheung)
    Sean Lau Ching Wan, Louis Koo Tin Lok, Max Zhang Jin,
      Gordon Lam Ka Tung, Jiang Yiyan, Ng Man Tat, Patrick Tam Yiu Man,
      Lo Hoi Pang, Chen Koon Tai, Lau Nam Kwong, Lam Kwok Bun,
      Vincent Wan Yeung Ming, Cora Miao, Lam Tak Luk,
      Jacquelin Chong Si Man, Justin Cheung Kin Sing,
      Deon Cheung Chung Chi, Chiu Wing Hung, Kevin Chu Kam Yin,
      Tang Yat Ming, Nam Ching, Ng Hoi Yan, Chan Kin Long,
      Chan King Hung, Lai Cheung Leung
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 101 mins.
  Opening May 18 2017
  Trailer: https://youtu.be/UuYCAJ01dso

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    This is a true story based on a repented gangster preaching the word of God and guiding his brotherhood to turn over a new leaf. Chen once was the leader of the famous gang “The 13 Tsz Wan Shan”, he lost his family, lovers, brothers and finally ended up imprisoned for his drug abuse and trafficking. After jail, he devoted himself to save the lost fellows and was selected as “The JCI Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Young Persons”. Being respected by the world, Chen is always asked to solve the most difficult situations between evil and good. People give him a nickname “The Fixer”. However, there are two sides of a coin, Chen can work out any problem of others, he does not know how to deal with his personal knot with his love, with whom he has had guilty conscience all his life. Can he fix it eventually?


 4 LOVE OFF THE CUFF
  Can : Chun Giu Gau Ji Ming
  Lit : Cherie Saves Jimmy
    d. Pang Ho Cheung
    Miriam Yeung Chin Wa, Shawn Yue Man Lok,
      Jiang Mengjie, Isabel Chan Yat Ning, June Lam Siu Ha,
      Paul Chun Pui, Hugo Goh (Ng Toi Yung)
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 119 mins.
  Opening April 11 2017 at the Hong Kong International Film Festival
  Opening April 27 2017
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/aUJzs3VPjTI

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    Star-crossed couple Jimmy and Cherie strive to stay together happily ever after, only to find their already precarious relationship further strained when Jimmy's childhood best friend pops up out of nowhere and requests him to donate his sperm for her artificial insemination. Meanwhile, the shocking news of Cherie's philandering father marrying a girl younger than herself does not make things any easier for Cherie.


 3 GET OUT
    d. Jordan Peele
    Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford


 2 29+1
    d. Kearen Pang Sau Wai
    Chrissie Chau Sau Na, Joyce Cheng Yun Yi, Babyjohn Choi Hong Yik,
      Ben Yang (Yeung Sau Bun), Elaine Jin (Kam Yin Ling),
      Catherine Chau Ka Yi, Kathy Yuen (Tong Yi),
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 110 mins.
  Opeinng October 31 2016 at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
  Opening May 11 2017
  Site : http://www.china3d8078.com/film/detail.html?film_id=47
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/F8NuSFX-ltE

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    Most of the women feels turning into 30 years old, is usually a big step in their life. The aging issue not just affect them in feeling tired and loss of energy but also driving them to feeling sad, empty or even hopeless in facing various life issues. This story is about two different Hong Kong girls in encountering life experiences when turning into 30.

    Lam Tsz Kwan, is a smart worker who always performs professional in her job field. However, Lam has to deal with various internal conflicts, with her career, love issues and physical states in turning 30. She has just reached a low ebb at this stage.

    Wong Tin Lok, an optimistic girl that turning into 30 too. As Wong's mother passed away when she was young, so Wong has to live life all on her own. Wong is working as a sales in a CD shops with low income, and doesn't even find the Mr. Right yet. However, Wong still stay positive and plan to visit Paris in fulfilling her dream.

    These two girls share the same birth date but with different personality. After Lam moves to live with Wong, occurs subtle changes begin in their life.

[ HONG KONG ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL ]
    Two women are at life's crossroads as they approach the big 3.0. Faced with work stress, aging parents and a stagnant romance, 29-year-old Christy, like many other her age, is gripped with insecurity about her present and future. Single and unaccomplished but nonetheless optimistic, Joyce makes a different choice at age 29; she packs her bags and pursues her childhood dream. These two strangers who share the same birth date form a deep invisible connection when Christy moves into Joyce's apartment and begins to read her journal.





 1 ALIEN COVENANT
    d. Ridley Scott
    Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup