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  1. Engineering firm pays US$220m for half of film venture Legendary East

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Hong Kong-based engineering and property firm Paul Y. Engineering is getting into the movie business, announcing a US$220.5 million investment in Legendary East, a film joint venture set up by Hollywood's Legendary Pictur ...

  2. Half Blood Blues

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan (read by Kyle Riley) W.F. Howes (audiobook) Esi Edugyan was perhaps the big surprise on this year's Man Booker shortlist. Born in Canada to Ghanaian parents, she has lived all across the world. Half Blood Blues, her second novel (after The Second Life of Samuel Tyne), soaks up its author's globe-trotting experiences. Set during ...

  3. Betting rule for staff is half-hearted solution

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The club's policy change to allow its employees to bet this season, in specific circumstances, probably belongs in the yawn, so-what category since the provisos attached to it became known. We were already aware that those in sensitive po ...

  4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... and the Half-Blood Prince in which the young wizard (Daniel Radcliffe, above) and his friend, Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint), are mulling over the notion of 'unbreakable vows' in a train compartment. ... running parallel to their struggle against the dark forces slowly penetrating Hogwarts' walls. Raging hormones seem to have replaced rampaging evil as the driving force in Half-Blood Prince. ...

  5. After almost half a century, the credits roll for Silver Theatre, last of the red flag cinemas

    Posted Jul 14th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Martin Wong, Tanna Chong

    ... Martin Wong, Gary Cheung and Tanna Chong Without fanfare, and barely noticed by nearby residents, the curtain has been quietly lowered on the last pro-Beijing cinema in Hong Kong, closing a chapter in the city's movie history. Opened on September 7, ...

  6. Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince (DVD)

    Posted Jan 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... Sunny Tse Since David Yates took on the directorial mantle for the screen adaptation of the last three Harry Potter books, the series' presentation, style and mood have finally become consistent. For the first time, they look like one story rather than distinct films with the same cast. In the sixth instalment, Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince, the three best friends- Harry ...

  7. Half-price movies for students

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... UA Cinemas and MCL have announced new discounts for students at selected cinemas during the low season. UA ticket prices at Whampoa, Cityplaza, Citygate and Sha Tin before 6pm from Monday to Friday will be HK$35. MCL set a similar price for movies screeni ...

  8. Half of Arts Festival shows sold out

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The financial crisis appears to have had little impact on the Hong Kong Arts Festival, although sales of the priciest tickets have been slower than in previous years. More than 85,000 tickets had been sold by January 30, raking in HK$31 million one week b ...

  9. How the other half lives

    Posted Oct 04th 2009, 12:00am by Karly Cox

    ... Karly Cox World leaders may spend much of their time trying to work out how to end wars, but there is one conflict even Henry Kissinger claimed could never be solved: the battle of the sexes. Legally Blonde director Robert Luketic's new film The Ugly ...

  10. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by James Whittle

    ... all the action of the movie, from the Hogwarts Express to the unmasking of the Half-Blood Prince. Gamers will get to visit Weasley's home- The Burrow- and the town of Hogsmead, and travel ... and effects- most directly sampled from the movie- are good. Overall, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince goes well with the movie. Fans will enjoy the game, which is another great way to experience ...




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