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  1. Film reunited former addict and his demons

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... it's a documentary about the pain caused by drug addiction, told through the eyes of a former cocaine and crack addict, Paul Boyle (pictured). The original premise of the documentary ...

  2. Master musician given probation for drug offence

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com A master of a traditional Chinese musical instrument was granted 18 months' probation on drugs charges in Eastern Court yesterday, after ... in the yangqin- a Chinese hammered dulcimer. He was caught last October in Aberdeen carrying marijuana, methamphetamine, ketamine and Ecstasy, and pleaded guilty to using drugs on April 30. He appeared ...

  3. HK star Max Mok in Beijing drugs arrest

    Posted Apr 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee Hong Kong singer and movie star Max Mok Siu-chung was arrested for allegedly taking drugs in Beijing on Friday. Beijing police confirmed the arrest yesterday, but refused to disclose what drugs were allegedly in his possessions. Mok was arrested with several other people in the Chaoyang district of the capital after officers received tip-offs, mainland police said. ...

  4. Ella Koon takes firm stand against drugs

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with Vivian Chen Singer-actor Max Mok Siu-chung's recent arrest in Beijing for alleged drug use has again stirred up speculation about drug use among stars in show business. Canto-pop ... I were ever offered drugs]. I'm really against the use of drugs and smoking,' Koon said. It seems her detest for tobacco is far-reaching. 'If my boyfriend picks up smoking, ...

  5. Love and Other Drugs

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... of 'the greatest creation of wealth' in modern history, one character would say- Love and Other Drugs is a story of a misguided young man attaining fame and fortune by peddling a product ... highs only heighten the humdrum that follows. Based on the autobiography of a sales executive who made a fortune peddling prescription medication, Love and Other Drugs begins as a biting satire ...

  6. Filmmaker turns demons of personal drug addiction into festival awards triumph

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Scott Murphy

    ... is a gritty look at the struggles and demons drug addicts face both in crack dens and their daily lives. Boyle, 39, who was spending up to US$400 a day on crack at the height of his own addiction, ... the Canadian-born filmmaker said. 'Being a recovering drug addict, a lot of people felt that there would be public interest and I believed that there could be people who could relate to it.' Boyle ...

  7. Sex & Drugs & Rock'n'Roll

    Posted Jun 13th 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Sex & Drugs & Rock'n'Roll Andy Serkis, Naomie Harris, Olivia Williams, Bill Milner Director: Mat Whitecross During an interview with The Guardian, Baxter ... Drugs & Rock & Roll (taken from the title of Dury's hit from 1979) is infused with postmodern devices: warped timelines, fantasy sequences and a narrative introduced by an on-stage ...

  8. Stay away from drugs, triads

    Posted May 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak Despite having a familiar plot, Once a Gangster tries to be atypical by touching on politics, drugs and social issues in Hong Kong. The film reunites three actors from 1996's ... out to the bathroom any time without missing anything important- the film is sincere in spreading an anti-drug, anti-triad message to youngsters. Contains scenes of violence ...

  9. Drugs suspected in musician's death

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney A 21-year-old Australian musician is dead and another is fighting for his life in hospital after a suspected double drug overdose in a Tsim Sha Tsui hotel room. The Western Australian Youth Orchestra's first visit to Hong Kong ended in tragedy when Joseph Hall and Evan Williams, both 21, were found in their room at the Kimberley Hotel in the early hours ...

  10. No drink, no drugs, but lashings of attitude

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Kit-wai Boston band Have Heart will be in town this weekend to give the local hardcore scene a jolt - but a jolt of the healthy kind. Have Heart are a straight-edge band, which means they don't smoke, drink or do drugs. 'We present ourselves as being very open and welcoming,' says the band's vocalist and lyricist Pat Flynn, a strong proponent of straight-edge ...




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