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Cinema of the United Kingdom

50 years of Bond … James Bond

Sean Connery first uttered the immortal words "Bond … James Bond" in the 1962 film, Dr No., which also starred Ursula Andress.

The Bond franchise marks its 50th anniversary this year,but its survival has been fraught despite the films' commercial success, writes James Mottram.

Monday, 22 October, 2012, 3:35pm

Perfect casting of a space alien in portrayal of alienation in the modern world

Perfect casting of a space alien in portrayal of alienation in the modern world

Most scientists agree that aliens probably look something like David Bowie, with his cultivated strangeness and differently pigmented eyes (the result, apparently, of being punched in a schoolyard brawl).

27 Sep 2012 - 10:16am

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?

Agnes Fung Lap-shin, 13, Diocesan Girls' School

Emma Watson would definitely play me. She is my role model. She can ignite any boring old story with her powerful yet gentle voice, her lively yet solemn expression, and of course, her pompous yet humble tone.

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Kid gangsters and foam guns on target in witty spin on movie

Bugsy Malone By Alan Parker Published by HarperCollins ISBN 978 0 00 744122 8

Of all the recent movies you've seen at the cinema, how many were adapted from a novel or comic? The cinema greedily eats up stories from elsewhere and spits them out as films. But Bugsy Malone reverses the trend.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

'Harry Potter' starlet braves snap-arazzi and charms the VIPs

If there was a miniature tidal wave lapping at the shores of Central this week, blame the screaming fans who lined up around Italian restaurant Spasso as Harry Potter star Emma Watson walked in to the Harbour City Mall to be greeted by the squeals of young fans trying to capture her on camera.

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Johnny English Reborn (Film)

There's one major problem with Johnny English Reborn: it's not that funny. Maybe it's a case of lost in translation, but the British spy spoof fails to do the one thing it should: make you laugh.

A failed assignment, which costs the life of the President of Mozambique, leads to English (Rowan Atkinson) retiring to a Tibetan monastery, where he's mastering martial arts.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

A spy who leaves us cold

There's one major problem with Johnny English Reborn: it's not that funny.

Maybe it's a case of lost in translation, but the British spy spoof fails to do the one thing it's set out to do - make you laugh.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

A Matter of Life and Death

Sixty-five years after it was released, A Matter of Life and Death is still seen as a visual feast.

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Submarine (Film)

Based on Joe Dunthorne's novel of the same name, Submarine is told through the eyes of 15-year-old Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts). Oliver is a student in suburban Wales with a rich imagination and a knack for literature.

3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

FILM (1948)

The Red Shoes Marius Goring, Jean Short, Gordon Littmann Director: Michael Powell

'Why do you want to dance?' ballet svengali Boris Lermontov asks dancer Vicky Page near the start of The Red Shoes. 'Why do you want to live?' the ballerina fires back.

9 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

And Furthermore

And Furthermore by Judi Dench Weidenfeld & Nicolson, HK$255

28 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

The Special Relationship

The Special Relationship Michael Sheen, Dennis Quaid, Helen McCrory, Hope Davis Director: Richard Loncraine

7 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Sequel makes a big bang

Nanny McPhee returns with her signature cockney accent in the fun family flick Nanny McPhee & the Big Bang. The film is a sequel to the 2005 original, which is based on the Nurse Matilda series of books penned by the late Christianna Brand.

3 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

The Unloved

The Unloved Molly Windsor, Lauren Socha, Robert Carlyle, Susan Lynch Director: Samantha Morton

1 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Fish Tank

Starring: Katie Jarvis, Michael Fassbender, Kierston Wareing Director: Andrea Arnold Category: III

8 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

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