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  1. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Robot wars: There's no stopping the Transformers franchise

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:34pm by James Mottram

    ... Text: James Mottram From humble beginnings, Transformers has evolved into a billion-dollar movie franchise that shows no sign of abating Robot wars There was considerable scepticism when ... Harry Potter instalment. If there's an appeal to Transformers, it goes deeper than cinemagoers wanting to watch metal-mashing mayhem and alien robots at war. This year marks the 30th ...

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    Art House: Yasujiro Ozu's Late Spring is the purest distillation of his style

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 11:14pm by Paul Fonoroff

    ... and the results are mesmerising and eternally fresh. The first in Ozu's post-second world war "seasonal" family sagas, Late Spring is also considered by many aficionados to be the purest ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film Review: The Hundred-year Old Man Who Climbed Out of The Window and Disappeared

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 11:14pm by YVONNE TEH

    ... war, helping develop the atomic bomb, and banishment to a Soviet gulag after incurring Stalin's wrath. The flashbacks that recount Karlson's colourful past are amusing ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art House: Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence shows the brutality of Japanese POW camps

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:56pm by SEAN TIERNEY

    ... Text: Sean Tierney Sean Tierney There wasn't much to be merry about in a Japanese prisoner of war (POW) camp in 1942, during the Christmas season or any other time. Allied prisoners ... commander, Group Captain Hicksley (Jack Thompson), over the proper conduct and obligations of prisoners of war. Attempting to mediate this conflict is Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence (Tom Conti), who ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Z Storm covers no new ground, but has moments of interest

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:56pm by YVONNE TEH

    ... and now David Lam Tak-luk's Z Storm features incorruptible ICAC officers going up against corrupt cops. A blockbuster crime thriller with a number of scenes that recall the 2012 hit Cold War ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film Review: Coming Home

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:49pm by EDMUND LEE

    ... is not as kitsch as his 2011 war drama The Flowers of War — which was based on another of Yan's novels — but it does appear perfectly content to take its one-trick conceit and stretch it across nearly ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - FILM

    Mark Wahlberg and Li Bingbing expected at Transformers world premiere in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 11:40am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Decepticons waging war against the Autobots. Bay himself was attacked during their first day of filming in Quarry Bay by a man wielding an air-conditioning unit, in an attempt to extort HK$100,000 ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film Review: Brick Mansions is Detroit's mean streets

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:49pm by YVONNE TEH

    ... drug-dealing overlord, Tremayne Alexander (RZA), as a result of his waging a personal war against drugs. In retaliation, Tremayne kidnaps Lino's girlfriend Lola (Catalina Denis) and gets ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: The Little House

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:24pm by YVONNE TEH

    ... with an eye-catching mix of Western and Japanese styles. But it's impossible to ignore that this was the time when Japanese forces were at war, initially with China, and then with the allied forces. ... be for those who spoke against Japan's war with China, and its role in the second world war. Less politically involved and astute, the people living in "the little house" are unconcerned ...

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    Art house: The River is based on memories of the British Raj in the 1920s

    Posted May 14th 2014, 11:14pm by Paul Fonoroff

    ... coming to terms with her mixed heritage. The scenario's central event is the arrival of Captain John (Thomas E. Breen), a young American veteran who lost a leg during an unidentified war ...




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