Adventure Films

Namibian greens, tour firms say filming of Mad Max damaged desert

A scene from Mad Max filmed in Namibia. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Namibian environmental groups and tourism companies expressed fury about a film crew's alleged destruction of sensitive areas in the world's oldest desert while shooting Mad Max: Fury Road.

Wednesday, 6 March, 2013, 3:13am

'I am very lucky': Tony Leung Ka-fai on the three women in his life

Tony Leung Ka Fai, left, and co-star Aaron Kwok pictured at the 17th Busan International Film Festival last week as they promoted their film, Cold War. Photo: EPA

They say behind every great man there is a great woman - and award-winning Hong Kong actor Tony Leung Ka-fai has revealed he has three.

11 Oct 2012 - 11:57am

A fun return to Treasure Island

Silver Andrew Motion Published by Jonathan Cape ISBN 978 0 224 09119 0

4 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Wealth of adventure in silver-lined sequel to classic tale

Silver By Andrew Motion Published by Jonathan Cape ISBN 978 0 224 09119 0

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Silver: Return to Treasure Island

Silver: Return to Treasure Island by Andrew Motion (read by David Tennant) Whole Story Audiobooks (audiobook)

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Treasure Island

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson Space Dog (e-book for iPad)

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am


Disaster movies are usually long features. The fact that Poseidon - Wolfgang Peterson's mega-budget remake of the 1972 classic The Poseidon Adventure - runs less than 100 minutes reveals a lot about the movie.

It is short of good characters and memorable lines.

1 Jun 2006 - 12:00am


Starring: Kurt Russell, Josh Lucas, Emmy Rossum, Richard Dreyfuss

Director: Wolfgang Petersen

Category: IIA

1 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Life is a never-ending voyage for this Hollywood perennial

The day after Kurt Russell filmed a pivotal scene in Poseidon he saw the footage on a monitor and was moved to tears.

'He was very emotional about it,' says Wolfgang Petersen, who directed the remake of the 1972 disaster movie (The Poseidon Adventure) about the sinking of a luxury cruise ship. 'That scene really affected him.'

21 May 2006 - 12:00am