Fictional Secret Agents and Spies

Playing it cool

'Is there anybody here who is NOT an alien?' - Agent J (played by Will Smith) in Men in Black

Who is Jay?

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:58pm

Men in Black 3 (Film)

It's been 15 years since the original Men in Black sci-fi comedy, and a decade since the sequel, but Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) and Agent J (Will Smith) are still the best part of the hit franchise. That's even when you consider the addition of Josh Brolin as the younger Agent K for the third instalment.

8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Six degrees

Frank Gehry has left his expensive mark on our city's skyline with the Opus Hong Kong residential block on The Peak.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Film)

A botched mission in Hungary leads to a British spy being shot and the firing of both the head of MI6, Control (John Hurt), and his right-hand man, Smiley (Gary Oldman).

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (Film)

There's no 'I' in team. Yet for most of the Mission: Impossible franchise so far, you'd think it might as well be spelled with a 'T' and a 'C'. Tom Cruise (Ethan Hunt) has always been top dog of the Impossible Missions Force (IMF). He still is. But in part four of the series, the other members of the team finally get their due credit.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Team effort fires best 'Mission'

There's no 'I' in team. Yet for most of the Mission: Impossible franchise so far, you'd think there was at least a 'T' or a 'C'. Tom Cruise (who really did scale this building, inset), as Ethan Hunt, has always been top dog of the Impossible Missons Force (IMF). He still is. But in part four of the series, the team finaly get their due credit.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Sequel leaves a bad smell

3D-haters beware. If you whinge about the goofy goggles, you'd have hated what the creators of Spy Kids: All the Time in the World did in cinemas. They produced a 4D film, with the fourth dimension coming in the form of scratch-and-sniff cards. It all smells rather gimmicky to me.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

hot picks

Harry yiu, 17, Shatin Tsung Tsin Secondary School

cd: Here and Now by Nickelback. The rock band is back with a much anticipated album, filled with powerful vocals.

dvd: 2012. The much talked about year is around the corner. Don't go to Yellowstone Park or there'll be trouble.

4 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

007's hapless cousins

Few subjects have spawned more film spoofs than the larger-than-life persona of British secret agent James Bond. And for a good reason.

Bond is cool, suave and epitomises British sophistication. But he is just way too good to be true. No warm-blooded human can be half as accomplished as he has shown himself to be in his 20-odd films.

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Licence Renewed

Licence Renewed by John Gardner (read by Jeremy Northam) Orion Publishing (audiobook)

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Channel hop

If you're one of those people who don't believe men can multitask, check out the line-up on the small screen this week: a retired boxer trying to make ends meet while holding on to his pride, a clueless singleton raising a baby while getting sweet on a neighbourhood cutie, and a computer nerd juggling the demands of international espionage while attempting to patch things up with an ex-girl

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Ben & Kitty celebrate each prized day together

Marketing consultants Ben Chan, 27, and Kitty Ng, 26, were married on April 29 at City Hall - the place where they officially became a couple in 2003. They celebrated the union with a banquet at the Harbourview Horizon Hotel for more than 300 guests.

'Every day we spend together is precious,' Kitty said. 'We'd been together for 2,715 days on the day we married.'

18 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

hot picks

Desiree Mok, 16, Sha Tin College

cd: 21 by Adele. With singles such as Someone Like You, this amazing album leaves you tingling.

dvd: Never Let Me Go is a haunting, dystopian movie that reminds us of the choices we can make in life and whether or not we choose to make them.

movie: Fast and Furious 5 is a fast-paced must-watch for all car fans.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Prequel proves first-class

Prequels bring a whole new dimension to the viewing experience. It's like looking at your dad's yearbook and trying to spot him in photos - you know what he looks like now, but what was he like back then?

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am