Humphrey Bogart

Con artist served up the real deal

The simple dessert of berries macerated in alcohol and sugar, served with whipped cream, was one of the stars of the 1940s Hollywood dining scene.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:11pm

Gere saves confused film

Starring Richard Gere and Terrence Howard, The Hunting Party is a mildly entertaining political thriller about war and the courage of ordinary people doing the right thing in a world of fear.

Gere plays Simon, a charismatic TV news reporter who ventures into the world's bloodiest war zones with his cameraman Duck (Howard).

25 May 2008 - 12:00am

Making a meal of the whodunnit genre

If you like hard-boiled dames and private dicks, then Murder At Cafe Noir is the show for you. Perilous Mouths' newest piece of dinner theatre is a whodunnit with a cynical detective, a murder and a millionaire's femme fatale daughter. However, it's all played for laughs and it's interactive, with the best crime-solving audience member winning a prize.

6 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Movie Watch

e-mail: Moonlight And Valentino Pearl, 9.35pm This is not a movie that men can readily appreciate, since it is about a group of women who discover sisterhood is all they really need - though if Jon Bon Jovi happens to paint their house under the moonlight they might make an exception.

19 May 2000 - 12:00am

Fans fume over Rick's second shot

IF nothing else, you have to give Michael Walsh marks for timing and sheer courage. The former Time magazine music critic has taken a considerable literary risk - some may say suicidal - by daring to write a sequel to Casablanca, the 1942 film starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman and a classic inevitably near the top of the lists of the century's best movies.

26 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Heavenly pick

Both of tonight's movies rank as seminal works of film. How often can we say that without fear of contradiction? It is a rare day indeed. And both, in different ways, enjoyed inauspicious beginnings.

2001: A Space Odyssey (Pearl, 9.30pm) took nearly three years to film, and when it did finally premiere in the United States the reception was mixed.

23 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Are ugly people at a disadvantage?

YES YOU'RE on a blind date. You have arranged to meet at a bar and you have spoken to your date on the phone and she sounds OK. There is a hint of gravel to her voice that indicates dusky looks and Lauren Bacall lines. You arrive at eight and scan the bar for the person wearing the blue dress.

21 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

pick of the tv flicks

OLDIES, oldies, oldies. They're coming out of the living room woodwork in Hong Kong just now. For some reason, our programmers have got all nostalgic and, as a result, there's an Errol Flynn or Humphrey Bogart at every corner. I love it. If you do too, this week looks like being a belter.

6 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Gritty world of a private sleuth

THE true confessions of a private investigator are a far cry from the cigar-chomping, bush-hiding, mack-wearing gumshoes made legendary by the movies and television.

From Humphrey Bogart's Marlowe to Tom Selleck's Magnum, the otherwise disparate lives of the screen 'tecs have always been full of glamour, danger, fast cars and faster women.

2 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Actor survives to the credits

BILL Paxton is one of those actors whose face keeps popping up all over the place, but most have a hard time placing it or remembering his name.

For the record, his roles include Private Hudson in the James Cameron smash Aliens ; a brutal, modern-day vampire in Kathryn Bigelow's stylish Near Dark ; and one of Big Arnie's first victims in the classic Terminator.

3 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Bogart's fun run

SATURDAY'S usual mixed-bag of viewing is brightened by a couple of gems.

Best film by far is Beat the Devil (STAR Plus, 2.30pm, Original Running Time 100 mins), an off-beat satire concocted by John Huston and Truman Capote which sends up Maltese Falcon-type films.

20 Feb 1993 - 12:00am