hot picks

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 14 August, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 14 August, 2011, 12:00am


Li Sze-tung, 17, Po Leung Kuk Laws Foundation College

cd: Dark Light by rock band, HIM, the first Finnish band to have a gold album in the United States.

dvd: Vertigo, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, is one of the greatest movies ever.

movie: The Smurfs. A welcome alternative to the omnipresent Harry Potter.

book: Animal Farm. A dystopian story that compels you to think deeply about life.

gadget: iPod. How did people survive before them?

Jason Choi Chi-kit, 15, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School

cd: Goodbye Lullaby by Avril Lavigne. The latest album by the singer-songwriter.

dvd: The Day After Tomorrow. A timely reminder of climatic changes.

movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. The grande finale to the famous series.

book: Go Big or Go Home by Will Hobbs. A science-fiction adventure.

gadget: Nintendo 3DS. The latest portable game console features 3D graphics.

Radio3 Teen Time with Alyson Hau

cd: Guy Sebastian's Twenty Ten. Check out the Australian Idol winner's latest album!

dvd: Sucker Punch. Could Babydoll really be a murderer? Or is she innocent? A bizarre but enthralling watch.

movie: Rise of the Planet Of The Apes. Oscar-nominated James Franco is the leading man in this update of a popular franchise.

book: Harry Potter 1-7 by JK Rowling. Now that the entire series, both book and movie, is complete, invest in the boxset and relive the memories.

gadget: A place to get gadgets, anyway: the Computer Festival is happening this weekend in Sham Shui Po and Wan Chai. See

win! win! win! To win Owl City's All Things Bright and Beautiful, send your Hot Picks for CD, DVD, movie, book and gadget to (please include your name, age, school and phone number). This week's winners receive Glasvegas' Euphoric Heartbreak.