Smooth operators star in ad for laser hair removal specialists Dermes

Smooth operators star in ad for laser hair removal specialists Dermes

Actresses Fiona Sit Hoi-kei, Annie Liu Xin-you and Jennifer Tse Ting-ting have never starred in a film together, but the trio got together to promote a beauty treatment that's in vogue this summer.

Friday, 14 September, 2012, 3:00am

A disappointing look-back for fans

A disappointing look-back for fans

The Beach Boys' latest album, That's Why God Made the Radio, is a celebration of their 50th anniversary. Through many ups and downs, the band is as iconic as ever, with a world tour and a stop in Hong Kong two weeks ago.

14 Sep 2012 - 9:41am

Copycat heist from Korea pulls it off

Copycat heist from Korea pulls it off

Korean filmmaker Choi Dong-hoon made his debut in the big-screen heist genre with The Big Swindle in 2004. His follow-up is The Thieves. 

14 Sep 2012 - 9:43am

Passion Pit's soul reflected

Passion Pit's soul reflected

Passion Pit's frontman, Michael Angelakos, has poured his heart, soul and struggles into the band's latest release, Gossamer. Overall, he's matured as an artist and writer.

14 Sep 2012 - 9:43am

Reflections: sadly ever after

Reflections: sadly ever after

For many Hongkongers, the arranged, some wou

16 Sep 2012 - 2:36am

Hong Kong's 'Cold War' to open Busan International Film Festival

Award-winning icons Tony Leung and Aaron Kwok

Although Cold War is only the first film directed by industry veterans Longman Leung Lok-man and Sunny Luk Kim-ching, it has been selected as the opening movie for this year's Busan International Film Festival on October 4.

Previous opening movies at the prestigious South Korean film festival have been directed by the likes of Zhang Yimou and Feng Xiaogang.

12 Sep 2012 - 3:28am

British rocker Sting back to perform in Hong Kong on December 2

Sting will be back in Hong Kong for a show on December 2 at the Convention and Exhibition Centre.

It's been four years since British rocker Sting last performed in Hong Kong and fans can look forward to an early Christmas present this year.

11 Sep 2012 - 3:17am

Yundi more pugilist than romantic in Tchaikovsky concerto

Pianist Yundi

Yundi's Tchaikovsky

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

Cultural Centre Concert Hall

September 7

11 Sep 2012 - 3:15am

Venice film festival's Golden Lion award goes to Kim Ki-duk's Pieta

Kim Ki-duk shows off his Golden Lion for Pieta. Photo: Reuters

The Venice film festival wrapped up in controversy yesterday after Kim Ki-duk took the Golden Lion with his Korean morality tale Pieta amid reports that the jury had wanted a different winner.

10 Sep 2012 - 4:10am

Wedding of Josephine Wong and Kevin Lau

Josephine Wong and Kevin Lau married in a Chinese banquet house in Tsim Sha Tsui, celebrating with about 400 friends and relatives.

When Josephine Wong started working as a receptionist at a film production company in 2000, she was one of only two girls in the male-dominated office. She was naturally popular, but Kevin Lau didn't pay her any attention.

Last year, on June 18, the couple got married in a banqueting hall in Tsim Sha Tsui, celebrating with about 400 friends and relatives.

8 Sep 2012 - 2:44am

Lionni's fables show kids how to be themselves

Lionni's fables show kids how to be themselves

My daughters and I fell in love with Leo Lionni when we spent the summer in Canada. For this, I must thank a reader, who recommended Lionni as one of her children's favourite authors.

10 Sep 2012 - 9:32am

Composing his own music comes naturally to James Cuddeford

James Cuddeford enjoys his role as concertmaster of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta.Photo: Hong Kong Sinfonietta Limited

In classical music tradition, orchestra leaders - also known as concertmasters - are masters of the violin. Their experience in directing an ensemble may lead some to conducting, but few take up the lonely task of composing: James Cuddeford, therefore, is a rare example.

10 Sep 2012 - 9:39am

Comedy club battles could leave everyone laughing

Comedy club battles could leave everyone laughing

Some things just aren't funny - even to a comedian.

For example, meet stand-up comic Chris Musni, who says he was banned from SoHo's TakeOut Comedy Club after reaching out to another promoter. Instead of getting too down in the dumps, Musni went on to set up Brew Ha Ha, a regular comedy night held in the Hong Kong Brew House in Lan Kwai Fong.

16 Sep 2012 - 12:09pm

Classic comedy captured spirit of Hong Kong

Brothers Ricky (left) and Michael Hui in zany comedyThe Private Eyes

The Private Eyes

10 Sep 2012 - 9:33am

China's portrayal in Hollywood is far removed from negative stereotypes of old

Looper director Rian Johnson(far left) with his star Joseph Gordon-Lewitt on the Bund; theTotal Recall remake (starring Colin Farrell, above left) changed its setting from China to Australia; South Korean filmmakers still portray Chinese as thugs, with Ki Gook-seo (above right, seated) playing a triad inThe Thieves; inShun LI and the Poet, Italian director Andrea Segre examines the travails of a Chinese immigrant played by Zhao Tao (left, with Rade Serbedzija).Photos: Sony Pictures, Simone Falso

To properly understand China's standing in the new world order of the 21st century, just look at upcoming sci-fi thrillerLooper: Rian Johnson's time-travelling hitman film will be released in a longer version on the mainland after its Chinese investors demanded more Shanghai-set scenes (which the director had cut to maintain the film's pacing).

10 Sep 2012 - 9:33am