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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Government HQ at Admiralty gets first film role in Cold War

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui clarence.tsui@scmp.com Admiralty complex will be featured in climax of Cold War, but only because film was over budget Government HQ gets first starring role in new movie Towards the end of the shoot for their directorial debut, Cold War , Sunny Luk Kim-ching and Longman Leung Lok-man had a problem - they had run out of time and money to film a huge passing-out ...

  2. Wired for war

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... when we meet in Berlin to discuss her directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, a searing drama about Bosnian war atrocities. Dressed in beige heels and a cream sleeveless dress (that ... through at home.' Indeed, given the subject of In the Land of Blood and Honey, it would be foolish to accuse Jolie of frivolity. Set during the Bosnian war that tore apart the Balkans ...

  3. Lord of War (DVD)

    Posted Aug 07th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Following a setback which forces him to suspend his gunrunning business, weapons trafficker Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage) sees the bright side of it: at least there are still legal ways to exploit developing countries. The slick observation sums up the philosophy of the protagonist in Lord of War, a satire directed and written by Andrew Niccol which seeks to expose ...

  4. Warm at hearth

    Posted Jun 18th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... Yvonne Lai Interior designer, brand builder and tastemaker Ilse Crawford takes a surprising attitude for someone who has built a career on creating attractive looks. 'I like beauty as much as the next man, but it doesn't make sense if it's ...

  5. Bride Wars (DVD)

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Karly Cox

    ... Karly Cox It's said that even the sweetest-tempered of women can become a little crazy when it comes to planning their weddings. In Bride Wars, Emma (Anne Hathaway), a primary school ... ever after. Bride Wars is a perfectly watchable movie, but it could have been better. While Hathaway is excellent as a downtrodden girl who realises her worth, Hudson looks like she's ...

  6. Past horrors come alive in retelling of world war story

    Posted Nov 04th 2007, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen Tug of War By Catherine Forde Published by Egmont ISBN 978 1 4052 2005 7 During the Second World War, children living in big cities like London and Glasgow were evacuated to live with families in the safer environment of country towns and villages. Tug Of War is a clever re-working of an old story from the not-too-distant past moved forward into a frightening ...

  7. The Hurt Locker

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... this doesn't have to be a bad time in your life- going to war can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, it could be fun,' the shrink says. Miffed, the marine retorts: 'But you need to come out ... of the so-called war on terror, as shown when a central character comments on how brutalising the local population will only encourage ordinary people to become insurgents. The Hurt Locker combines ...

  8. Statue aims to restore 'truth' about war heroine

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem and Lilian Zhang in Shanghai Shanghai has unveiled a statue of the real-life female spy who became the inspiration for writer Eileen Chang's Lust, Caution- in an effort to 'restore the true history' and differentiate fact from fic ...

  9. Bride Wars

    Posted Feb 05th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Starring: Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson, Candice Bergen, Kristen Johnston Director: Gary Winick Category: IIA Towards the end of Bride Wars, Anne Hathaway's character, ... Hudson) and whether saying yes to her boyfriend's proposal was a mistake. It's a short scene which is very unrepresentative of Bride Wars' essence: that is, the farcical lengths two ...

  10. War of epic proportions

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... Sara Yin It's wedding day in Aliens v. Monsters for the bubbly and slightly insecure Susan Murphy (voiced by Reese Witherspoon). She's been dreaming of white picket fences and happily ever after with her smug fiance (Paul Rudd), and is on her wa ...




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