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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Both Beijing and Anson Chan are talking hogwash over full democracy for Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:59am by Alex Lo

    ... Japanese cartoon characters, our favourite movies, you name it. There is no law against it. Likewise, there is nothing in the statute books that bar people from asking others about ...

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    Japanese psyche reflected in monsters

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:49am by Alex Lo

    ... and movies ordinary people read and watch to high policy conflicts between Tokyo and Washington. Yet, in hundreds of pages, there is not a single mention of Godzilla, the influential 1954 classic ... Frankenstein and Bram Stoker's Dracula. They arose out of primal fear but have early on been turned into kitschy remakes, their real psychic disturbance neutered by commercialism. The movie ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Where is the Chinese Oliver Stone?

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:18am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Where is the Chinese Oliver Stone? When Oliver Stone recently rounded on mainland filmmakers for failing to make critical movies about their country and its past, ... altruism, benevolence, magnanimity, exceptionalism, and devotion to liberty and justice... only tells a small part of the story." In Salvador, an early, and in my opinion, his best movie, he ...

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    Where have all Hong Kong's novelists gone?

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:19am by Alex Lo

    ... as in the movie than a good account of our city of refugees and transients. Even The Joy Luck Club ended in Kai Tak and Shenzhen. Our political discourse will surely improve if we have a literature we can ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Mixing powerful with the vulnerable, as at Hunan Gymnastics School, seems an invitation to evil

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:16am by Alex Lo

    ... with the powerful is an invitation to evil. Of course, it's not just men and priests. British journalist Martin Sixsmith- whose work inspired the movie Philomena- has exposed nuns' abuse of young, ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Exchanging insults in realm of fantasy

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 03:27am by Alex Lo

    ... is a good head of the servants, but a slave nevertheless," a foreign ministry spokesman said. He also likened Abe to Loki in the movie Thor. "If Loki wants war, we will give him war. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Canada gets all protective about porn

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 03:25am by Alex Lo

    ... airwaves" and to prevent the country from being overwhelmed with cheap US productions, in this case, pornographic programmes. It has accused AOV Adult Movie Channel, AOV XXX Action Clips and AOV ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Triad roughing up of Michael Bay does wonders for city's image

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 12:52am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Triad dust-up sticks to the stereotype Has the roughing-up on the Transformers movie set in Quarry Bay involving alleged triads damaged the city's ... prowess, maybe Bay should just hire those guys for his movies, rather than letting them be charged with blackmail and assault. If only the suspected triads had managed to disrupt Bay and his film ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Nothing funny about NSA's jokers

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 03:41am by Hari Kumar

    ... that revealed the work of an elite NSA hacking unit read like a movie plot. Doctored cables that could record what you were typing, USB sticks fitted with radio transmitters, intercepting hardware delivery to put spy programs into it before delivering it back, fake base stations to tap mobile phones – almost like the backup team that Tom Cruise has in his Mission: Impossible movies. Except ...

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    In defence of Jackie, but only this time

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 02:40am by Alex Lo

    ... and in Hollywood. That's rather sad because I can still remember the first time my primary schoolmates and I saw Drunken Master in the late 1970s, the breakthrough movie that made him a star and heir to the late Bruce Lee. That and several of his movies that followed were a defining moment in Hong Kong's cultural history during the city's heyday. Like Michael Jackson when he was still ...




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