Chow Yun-Fat

Film review: The Last Tycoon

Chow Yun-fat in The Last Tycoon

Before he appeared in A Better Tomorrow (1986), The Killer (1989) and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Chow Yun-fat achieved fame and popularity with The Bund, a 1980 TVB series about two gangsters who rose to prominence in Republican-era Shanghai. 

Friday, 4 January, 2013, 4:23pm

Talking Points

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying

CY sets out vision for city

17 Oct 2012 - 3:46am

God of Gamblers

Christmas gift or holiday curse? The December 1989 release of God of Gamblers was a popular sensation that caused consternation among critics. Well, for this critic, anyway.

My review for the Post 22 years ago proclaimed it a 'flimsy comedy [that] not only helps redefine the term 'cheap' but will probably out-earn any other Christmas film at the box office.'

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Of imitation and flattery

Reservoir Dogs (1993)

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

The stars come out in force as the party throws a party for its anniversary production

The stars - and politicians - were out in force at the Convention and Exhibition Centre for Monday night's premiere of mainland propaganda flick Beginning of the Great Revival.

22 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

All-star audience's applause eases Carina Lau's initial butterflies over Bullets movie

Last week, Carina Lau Ka-ling expressed concerns to this newspaper that local audiences may not get her latest film, the political yarn Let the Bullets Fly. But judging by the positive reactions of the audience at a special screening on Monday - including a who's who of local celebrities - the film should do just fine.

12 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Thirsty work

If you are planning to eat salty fish, then you should expect to feel thirsty

Chow Yun-fat, sounding like his latest character, Confucius, as he advises young artists at Friday's launch of the Fresh Wave Film Competition that pursuing a filmmaking career is not always a tall drink of water

11 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Chow Yun-fat teases colleague about his directorial style

Chow Yun-fat (far right) in jest believes he knows who will be judged best actor in Let the Bullets Fly: the director. He joked at a press conference in Beijing on working with respected actor turned director Jiang Wen (left): 'Jiang's acting will be the best because when we do a take, he would yell, 'cut'.

13 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Film studies: boxed in

You can't blame today's television idols for feeling trapped on the small screen. During Hong Kong cinema's heyday, from the 1980s to the early 1990s, TV celebrity was an entree to big screen stardom.

16 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Red is the new black for luxury label's photo exhibition

Red is the colour of luck, joy, weddings and the Lunar New Year, so it's appropriate that the new photo display at Louis Vuitton in Tsim Sha Tsui is called Red. With about 60 works by highly regarded local artist So Hing-keung, the opening reception on Thursday evening literally had guests seeing red. 'I always have a special feeling for the colour, like all Chinese people,' So (right) said.

19 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Starbucks gives us memories of HK ... before Starbucks

There's something ironic about Starbucks sponsoring a nostalgic photo exhibit on the changing face of Hong Kong.

3 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Stars on show

The fashionable and fabulous all came out for Louis Vuitton's new Maison opening on Canton Road on March 14. It was a star-studded spectacular with famous faces from across the globe arriving for the event. Special guests Chow Yun-fat and model Eva Herzigova joined LV executives Yves Carcelle, Bessie Woo and Jean-Baptiste Debains at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

28 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Chow Yun-fat and Gong Li to reunite in familiar roles for 'Shanghai' thriller

Is Chow Yun-fat reuniting with Gong Li in a film? In Curse of The Golden Flower, he was a powerful Chinese leader while she was his unfaithful wife. According to casting rumours, the stars may pair up again in deja vu fashion, with him playing a powerful Chinese leader and she his unfaithful wife.

31 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

King of comedy

With the interview at an end and just one more picture to be taken, Stephen Chow Sing-chi mumbles a thank-you, takes to his feet and ambles towards the door. He's barely outside the room when he turns around, his eyes trained at the video camera. 'You are going to edit all that before you put that online, aren't you?' he asks, his voice oozing apprehension.

27 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Chow confirms Dragon Ball role

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star Chow Yun-fat is set to play Master Roshi in the Stephen Chow Sing-chi-produced live-action adaptation of hit Japanese manga Dragon Ball.

29 Dec 2007 - 12:00am