Film Series

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Jintana Williams, 14, Island School

cd: Stripped by Christina Aguilera. An amazing, classic album with brilliant songs that'll get you through anything.

dvd: Tangled. The cute retelling of Rapunzel is great for the family.

Sunday, 29 May, 2011, 12:00am

Drag Me to Hell

Starring: Alison Lohman, Lorna Raver, Justin Long, Dileep Rao

Director: Sam Raimi

Category: IIB

6 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?

Throughout the ages, there have been countless unlikely heroes that have stepped up when the world was in need of a defender of the weak and champion of justice.

Such heroes include Spider-Man, Captain America, Harry Potter, Papa Smurf and even the Care Bears.

27 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

City and Edison Chen take bit parts on a dark night in Kowloon

Late on Friday at MegaBox, a preview of The Dark Knight was screened for the local film media and it was shown in the Imax format, no less. Anticipation was extremely high since the blockbuster was partly shot here and is also disgraced star Edison Chen Koon-hei's first movie appearance since his sex-photos scandal. But getting in was no easy task.

14 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Avant guardians

If you've been near a dance floor any time since 1996, chances are you've heard Underworld's ubiquitous anthem, Born Slippy, and perhaps even raised a pint at the refrain: 'shouting lager, lager, lager, lager'. Those may have been younger, crazier days for you but Karl Hyde and Rick Smith are still going strong after 27 years.

4 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Welsh wizard

He may be Mr Fantastic in Hollywood but Ioan Gruffudd knows he's got a lot to live up to. It hardly helps that you're automatically dubbed 'the next Richard Burton' simply for coming from the same country. He says he's been branded with that label and is well aware that following the likes of Burton and Sir Anthony Hopkins is no mean feat.

21 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Play it again, Sam

With Asian movies increasingly being remade for western audiences, it has not taken long for Chinese authors to start claiming their stories are being copied by Hollywood. Li Jianmin, a playwright from Shandong Province , is the first man to have succeeded in getting a mainland court to hear his case.

18 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

More than a comedian

Comedian AND Canto-pop singer Ronald Cheng Chung-kei made his directorial debut with It's A Wonderful Life, which will be released over the Lunar New Year.

The fantasy-comedy tells the story of a fairy (played by Cheng) who is sent to the human world to save the life of a 'fat boy'.

6 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Thrilling world below ground

Five mismatched teenagers are pushed together when their school organises a visit to some underground caves on a lonely island off the coast of Scotland. The trip goes disastrously wrong when a rockslide blocks the way out of the caves and the teens must work together or perish.

28 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

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9 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Late arrivals

Why is it that in Hong Kong we have to wait so long for some of the biggest upcoming movie releases?

The new Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings movies will not be released here until December 19 and January 23 respectively, in both cases over a month after the worldwide release date.

19 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Enjoy the ride in Jackie Chan's fast-paced sequel

Rush Hour 2

Cultural Centre

Opens Thursday.

You always knew there was going to be a sequel to Rush Hour. In the final scene, Jackie Chan, the Hong Kong detective, is heading home - case in the US solved - while the LA detective, played by Chris Tucker, leans back in his plane seat and as good as announces there will be a sequel.

13 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Investor's poor initial response

Poor Safeco Corporation. Things don't seem to be going very well over there these days.

Shareholder Joseph Tan has just been sighing his way through the United States insurance firm's latest figures.

Last year the value of his investment dived to 19 US cents a share from US$1.90 in 1999.

7 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

More than a cult - now you're talking, Jackie

Director Brett Ratner says his hit movie Rush Hour has made Jackie Chan a household name in the United States.

9 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Film fund to help produce special-effects blockbusters

A $100 million boost for film-makers was proposed to help the ailing local industry produce blockbusters with special effects.

A film development fund would be established next year to distribute the money, a radical departure from the traditional reluctance to help film-makers.

8 Oct 1998 - 12:00am