Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day humour

Our lives are surrounded by colours. We look up to a blue or grey sky; we might choose a brown or red couch; or we might own a white or black cat.

Thursday, 2 February, 2012, 12:00am

Groundhog Day by technophiles

Source Code is a clever, edge-of-your seat sci-fi thriller based on a series of recurring events made possible by a top-secret computer program that allows one to enter into another's consciousness.

17 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Hollywood East

For a few hundred folks in town who are perceived to have, aspire to, or who have inherited, a certain high social status, autumn is a busy time of the year. It's when all the luxury brands kick-start their most lucrative sales season with fancy cocktail parties to launch new product lines and merchandise.

22 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Do the time warp

One by-product of the handover is the arrival in the territory of the world's beautiful people.

Stage and screen stars, models and media moguls are popping up all over the place; you can hardly enter one of the swankier hotels and restaurants without spotting a familiar face.

27 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Spot the Koala in Hong Kong

We can all recognise the Star ferry, the Bank of China tower, horse racing and the pink dolphins . . . but koala bears? The Americans designing our handover mementos seem to think they fit in, judging by the way the Australian creatures featured in the first batch of official handover items.

No explanation was offered for their presence.

2 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

At last, we can go into genuine 1997 denial!

Uh-oh. Better adjust your handover plans. If English-originated laws are scrapped, we lose the right to follow the Gregorian calendar, legal minds have reported. This means the first day after the handover will not be July 1. We will lose 11 days, and the date will be June 19.

25 Jan 1997 - 12:00am


TWO words say it all this week, Groundhog Day. What a movie! What a concept! What a lifeline for a columnist! I'm sure I wasn't the only one wading through the foyer shag pile out of the Palace Theatre the other night thinking, what if it happened to me?

7 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Endless day with Bill Murray

THE film Groundhog Day is a goofball Zen comedy, a funny and occasionally transcendent ''Twilight Zone'' joke: What if a man woke up and was doomed to relive the same day over and over again? And what if that man was the affably smug noodlehead Bill Murray?

19 Oct 1993 - 12:00am