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    Due West, online novel about sex tourism in Dongguan, now a movie

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The book went viral and the movie could be a hit: 'Due West' lifts the lid on Hong Kong men seeking sex and solace in a Guangdong factory town A clutch of scantily clad young ... ready to make their move, there is a shout. "Cut!" It's director Mark Wu Yiu-fai, releasing the actors for a break. This is not a brothel, but a set for the movie Due West: My Sex ...

  2. The original disaster movie ... and the curse continues

    Posted Jun 19th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Chinese people are superstitious. And so are New Yorkers. In the programme of this year's New York Asian Film Festival, organisers warned the audience of the potential aftermath of watching one of its films: 'Note: Any injuries sustained by the ...

  3. movie buff

    Posted Aug 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A classic monster movie that reflects people's fear of technology gone wrong. Some ants mutate into gigantic killing machines after atomic testing near their nest. Two huge ant queens, much ...

  4. Movie legend lambasts media

    Posted Jun 28th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun, additional reporting by Helen Wu Legendary actress Josephine Siao Fong-fong (centre) is not pleased with the state of Hong Kong media. At a press conference promoting a charity Chinese opera show next month featuring some talented youth p ...

  5. Women's education is crucial

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Some people believe that our society is rife with gender preconceptions. Take Disney movies. These movies have been affecting children around the world. When we watch Disney movies, we identify with characters. In the story of Snow White, the witch wants to kill the heroine, who needs a prince to rescue her. In these movies, female characters always play passive roles. It's ...

  6. Futuristic alert from nature

    Posted Jun 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Kit-wai Film critics have been giving M. Night Shyamalan, the director of The Sixth Sense, a hard time since he released Signs in 2002. Yet despite his recent flops, Shyamalan is in fact one of the few competent genre directors left, and Hollywood can't afford to lose him. His latest movie, The Happening, is an old-fashioned supernatural thriller in the same vein ...

  7. Love For life

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... subject of Aids, is an intriguing yet unbalanced movie that mixes social critique with sentimental romance. The film is set in a rural village hit hard by Aids after residents get involved ... Chinese psyche, twisted by desperation and poverty. Unfortunately, the movie- which counts Aids patients among its cast and crew- fails to realise its potential as a neo-realist commentary. Its ...

  8. Former Miss Asia contestant hangs herself

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A Miss Asia 1999 contestant hanged herself in a hotel room in Wan Chai yesterday. Sun Yali, 36, was found hanged in the bathroom of a room at the South Pacific Hotel at about 2pm. Police said a will was found at the scene but it gave no reason for the apparent suicide. Police said the woman was unhappy over financial matters. In a 2002 movie, Sun played an actress ...

  9. Film importer gives Brokeback Mountain a miss

    Posted Mar 10th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Mainland movie fans wanting to see Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain on the big screen may be disappointed, with reports saying the China Film Group has decided not to import ... and Television, said it had the final say on which films were imported into the country, but had not received applications for Brokeback Mountain from either of the mainland's two movie importers, ...

  10. Schoolboys guilty of under-age sex

    Posted Jun 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong A man returned home to find four schoolboys having sex with his 14-year-old daughter while schoolmates watched adult movies. The girl threatened to commit suicide if he called police but a sister-in-law made a report. The boys, aged 14 to 16, appeared in Eastern Court yesterday charged with unlawful sex and gross indecency with an under-age girl. They pleaded guilty ...




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