Epic Films

Titanic sets sail again

For better or worse, 3D is no longer just a fad. Blame James Cameron for giving us Avatar. And blame him for not using 3D as a gimmick to fill cinema seats. Instead he used the technology to present a more vivid depth to the fictional world of Pandora.

Sunday, 1 April, 2012, 12:00am

Jedi knights return in 3D

A recent trend involves blockbuster films being revived in 3D for cinematic rerelease. This week witnesses one of the most successful franchises ever follow suit.

Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace (2D) was originally released in 1999. It is part one of a six-part saga, yet it was actually movie four in the topsy-turvy franchise, which started in 1976.

8 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Positively charged

Dan Deacon is showing me upstairs in his Baltimore house, a two-storey brownstone in the city's arts district that he shares with six others, including his artist girlfriend Stefani. As we make our way into the upstairs lounge, the 30-year-old picks his way past boxes and bags.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

3D Titanic to hit cinemas in April

If you somehow missed it the first time, you are in for a treat. The disaster romance Titanic will hit screens in Hong Kong and around the world again in early April - this time in 3D.

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Six degrees

Francis Ford Coppola (below) was in Hong Kong last week for the WineFuture industry conference at the Convention and Exhibition Centre.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

A young gladiator shall rise again

Gladiator: Fight for Freedom Simon Scarrow Published by Puffin Books ISBN 978 0 141 33363 2

Simon Scarrow's clumsily titled Gladiator: Fight for Freedom is another debut novel from an adult fiction novelist dipping his toe into the youth fiction market.

27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Channel hop

What would we do without television? If we had lived in Roman times, we may very well have popped down to the amphitheatre to watch people fight each other, or ferocious beasts, to the death.

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Seven Samurai


13 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

All Star Superman

Flying onto shelves isn't a bird or plane but the latest Superman animated movie from DC Universe.

In this new adventure, we find the Man of Steel saving a group of scientists from falling into the sun after Lex Luthor's evil helper damages the space shuttle's controls. However, Lex's real plan is to kill Superman by frying his Kryptonian cells.

27 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Pandora's box office return

Last December, director and screenwriter James Cameron introduced audiences to the spectacular planet of Pandora, star of his epic science fiction movie Avatar.

The film not only went on to set an all-time box-office record, with ticket sales of US$2.7 billion worldwide, it also took 3D movies to a whole new level of popularity.

22 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Feeling the force alone

Without the buzzing light sabres, giant space warships and digitally-mastered planet habitats that the Star Wars series is known for, Canadian actor Charles Ross condenses the movies' sci-fi world into a one-man stage show, literally with his bare hands.

22 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Early peek at Titanic director's new film

The guy who made Titanic has a new movie. Incredibly, it's been 11 years since that little love story made James Cameron 'king of the world', dominating the Oscars and breaking box-office records. His new film is reported to be equally mammoth in scale.

18 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Massive movies

Summer's here, and for millions of movie fans, that means it's time to head to the cinema to check out the year's blockbusters. A blockbuster is a very successful film, often one with an exciting plot, that in time becomes something of a cultural phenomenon.

We look at some of the biggest blockbusters ever made, and the films that look set to follow them this summer.

14 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Dave Filoni

As a lifelong Star Wars fan, Dave Filoni is living out his dream. He's now working alongside George Lucas as the supervising director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the CG-animated television series of the saga. The weekly 30-minute episodes depict stories that happened between the second and third installments of the Star Wars film series.

1 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Amazing movies

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

In the days of the Qing dynasty, the last Imperial Empire in China, a battle wages over a magical sword.

Li is a great warrior who decides to change his life. When he takes his magical sword Green Destiny to an old friend and important government official for safekeeping, a mysterious masked martial artist steals it.

19 Aug 2008 - 12:00am