Fictional Cyborgs

Masked Rider Festival

Henshin! Yes it's time to 'transform', as Kamen Rider madness lands in Hong Kong for the first ever Masked Rider Fest.

Sunday, 15 August, 2010, 12:00am

Sadly abysmal local offering

The poster for Future X-Cops, director Wong Jing's newest sci-fi flick, lets potential viewers know that the film will not be an Avatar-esque CGI carnival, and worse still, it suggests there isn't even a fun story to tell.

2 May 2010 - 12:00am

Terminator Salvation (DVD)

More than an action thriller, Terminator Salvation is also a funny and surprisingly tender-hearted story. It would be a good idea to review the previous trio of Terminator films before you pick up this DVD. Otherwise, you may be wondering what's going on.

31 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Cyborg She (DVD)

From Kwak Jae-young, the director of My Sassy Girl, comes Cyborg She, a sci-fi rom-com about a robot from the future (Haruka Ayase) and her inventor boyfriend Kitamura Jiro (Keisuke Koide).

14 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

May the Force be CGI

The trilogies may have ended, but there is still more to the Star Wars storyline

The cinema legend Star Wars is set to return to cinemas this summer, but this time as an animated feature. Star Wars: The Clone Wars will effectively serve as the opening episodes of an upcoming television series of the same name.

10 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Aussies ensure annual bash is out of this world

While the rest of Hong Kong was digging out from the rain or paddling dragon boats over the weekend, the Aussies in town were out in space. The Australian Association of Hong Kong hosted its annual themed gala and this year it was the 'Intergalactic Convention' at the Grand Hyatt as members enjoyed a close encounter of the Oz kind.

12 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Learning about life from film

Forty gifted local secondary students are learning to appreciate a variety of movies in the Humanities: Film, Art and Culture course conducted by Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU).

1 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

channel hop

There's no such thing as easy money - just ask any Hong Kong youngster. As the Lunar New Year celebrations recede, lai see packets are opened and banknotes counted and deposited in piggy banks, our young citizens will agree that chirping 'kung hei fat choi, sun neen fai lok' countless times for rarely seen relatives constitutes hard graft.

17 Feb 2008 - 12:00am



by Robyn Young

Hodder & Stoughton, HK$115

10 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Louis Koo Tin-lok

There still is endless room for discussion looking at Leonardo da Vinci's paintings. By placing the mirror at a specific angle [on the Mona Lisa], the image reflecting through the mirror ... looks like Darth Vader from Star Wars situated on Mona Lisa's shoulder! Another painting, The Virgin and Child with St Anne, also shows a Darth Vader.

12 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

when good meets bad

Swing into action with your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man in his new 3D video game on Sony's PlayStation Portable (PSP) system.

18 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

A village's driving force

University student Ian Borg became the youngest mayor in the world when he won a local council election in the European island of Malta early last year. He was only 19 at the time.

Having established the youth section of the Maltese Labour Party in his village of Dingli at 16, Borg decided to run for election two years later.

25 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Fight for what's right

Kamen Rider - Japan's answer to US superheroes such as Batman, Spider-man and X-men -

will hit cinemas next week in celebration of its 35th anniversary.

The masked hero, created by the late manga artist Shotaro Ishinomo for a 1971 TV show, possesses the powers of insects such as crickets and grasshoppers.

19 May 2006 - 12:00am

The Force lies in cinema effects

Video-game software publisher LucasArts was formed in 1982 by filmmaker George Lucas as the interactive division of his state-of-the-art, multifaceted entertainment enterprise.

19 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

The Force lies in cinema effects

Product: LucasArts Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith for Xbox Price: $280 Pros: Good graphics, music and sound effects Cons: Too easy for advanced players and awkward, repetitive game play

18 Jul 2005 - 12:00am