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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Epic film about Xiao Hong tested both the director and leading lady

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:28pm by Yvonne Teh

    ... Yvonne Teh yvonne.teh@scmp.com Ann Hui's latest film traces the turbulent life of writer Epic challenge Laughter fills the air when Hong Kong cinema doyen Ann Hui On-wah talks about her latest film, The Golden Era. It is as if, having completed the piece- scripting of which began "in 2007, the moment after The Post-Modern Life of My Aunt was finished"- a burden ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD

    Film, Postcard: Seoul

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by DARCY PAQUET

    ... 2009 Hollywood hit Avatar 's 13.3 million admissions, setting a new box office record. In the seven weeks since its July 30 release, the South Korean film has notched up 17.5 million ... is not surprising: the film is based on beloved historical figure Yi Sun-shin, played with gravitas by Choi Min-sik (Oldboy, Lucy). Yet viewer ratings posted on South Korean intranet portals (an average ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian court convicts powerful politician and former film star of corruption

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 08:34pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangalore Veteran politician and former film star Jayalalithaa Jayaram convicted of corruption in case that first began in 1997 Ex-film star politician jailed for graft Violence broke out in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu after Jayalalithaa Jayaram, a former film star who became one of the country's most colourful and controversial ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - TV

    Film Focus: Elysium

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 09:14am by Mark Peters

    ... that is Earth. Our wallets will simply not be plump enough to buy us the good life. In the film, a bald and bulked up Matt Damon finds himself in a ghettoed Los Angeles facing the same social inequality. ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: The Golden Era, a biopic of Zhang Naiying (Xiao Hong), lacks humanity

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 12:14am by Yvonne Teh

    ... and Tales of the Hulan River under the pseudonym Xiao Hong. So it's no surprise that two respected filmmakers have been inspired to make films about her in recent years. Mainland director Huo ... world premiere at the recent Venice Film Festival. Its release date here and in the mainland is October 1, China's National Day. A far cry from the auteur's acclaimed intimate local ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: The Equalizer

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 12:14am by James Mottram

    ... of New York. It featured Stewart Copeland's crashing synth-and-drum score over the menacing titles — pure '80s bombast, brilliantly packaged. In this film update, directed by Antoine ... films such as Man on Fire and American Gangster that bypass the brain. It's almost as if he's forgotten he was the actor who played politically engaged figures like Malcolm X and Steve ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    ICAC officers question man caught filming Rafael Hui Si-yan trial

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Jurors spot public gallery member using his phone camera to take videos and photo, but images are deleted after ICAC officers step in Man caught filming Hui trial High Court jurors listening to former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan give evidence raised the alarm yesterday when they spotted a man filming proceedings. The middle-aged man ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENTERTAINMENT

    Frenzy over Faye Wong and Nicholas Tse filmed kissing 10 years after break-up

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Frenzy over pop queen and actor's video kiss Online footage suggesting pop star Faye Wong and actor Nicholas Tse Ting-fung have rekindled their love affair of a decade ago went viral yesterday- scoring more than 5.6 million views and prompting a frenzy of gossip. The 45-year-old diva, who shot to fame in the film Chungking Express, was filmed kissing ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Miniscule: Valley of the Ants is pitched squarely at children

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by Andrew Sun

    ... Andrew Sun Crawl of the mild Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants Directors: Helene Giraud, Thomas Szabo Category: I (no dialogue) 3/5 stars The title of this film is slightly misleading. ... in by some friendly black ants. In nature, any helpless insect gets torn apart as food — but this is a children's movie based on a Belgian/French TV show created by the film ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by EDMUND LEE

    ... Edmund Lee Nothing up his sleeve Magic in the Moonlight Starring: Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Simon McBurney Director: Woody Allen Category: IIA 3/5 stars Woody Allen's latest film ... of romance. But it's unlikely the director-writer even cares. The 78-year-old filmmaker seems merely to be going through the motions in this featherweight film without giving much thought ...




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