Character actor Shing Fui-On passed away last night of cancer. Though his experience in acting is quite extensive, if you spent any time watching late 80’s and 90’s Hong Kong cinema as I did, you would come to recognize this unique actor, who typically played the antagonist against ‘prettier’ HK boys like Chow Yun-Fat and Andy Lau. While he was well known for taking up villainous roles, I always got a kick out of seeing him do comedies and felt he was really under-utilized in that genre.
Sophie’s Revenge opens in Hong Kong next week. And with the semester about to start plus a ton of work to get done in preparation, I could use a good laugh… Judging by the trailer the film has a bit of an All About Women style vibe to it. A trailer with English subs is available via this link:
Ok, this is totally referring back to my life in the US since this takes place in my hometown. It bears no relevance to things I will normally write about here…but sometimes you have to remember where you came from…(and why you left 😉 ). Take a look at the ‘news’ from my old stomping grounds and well…as Stan Lee used to say, “Nuff said”.
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