Ip Man

Film review: Ip Man-The Final Fight

Ip Man-The Final Fight

Movies about real-life wing chun master Ip Man (1893-1972) have a long way to go before they can rival those of his fellow Foshan native, martial artist-physician extraordinaire Wong Fei-hung (1847-1924), in number. But in recent years, there have been more films about Bruce Lee's teacher than the old-time kung fu folk hero.

Thursday, 28 March, 2013, 10:07am 1 comment

Less gore, more fights in Ip Man bio-pic

Anthony Wong Chau-sang in Ip Man: The Final Fight.

It's been 20 years since true-crime feature The Untold Story shocked audiences with what critic Paul Fonoroff called "a mindless orgy of bloodletting".

17 Mar 2013 - 4:36pm

Talking points

New Premier Li Keqiang unveils his new cabinet team as the National People's Congress plenary approaches its conclusion.

New Premier Li Keqiang unveils his new cabinet team as the National People's Congress plenary approaches its conclusion. Meanwhile, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying touches down in Beijing for meetings with new ministers and senior officials.

16 Mar 2013 - 2:40am

Film review: The Grandmaster, by Wong Kar-wai

Tony Leung plays wing chun master Ip Man in ''The Grandmaster''.

His first film, As Tears Go By (1988), was a drama about a triad; he also produced The Eagle Shooting Heroes (1993) and directed Ashes of Time (1994), based on characters from the Louis Cha Leung-yung  martial arts novel. But Wong Kar-wai is usually looked upon as an auteur whose films feature more talk than action.

10 Jan 2013 - 5:20pm 3 comments

Six degrees

Six degrees

Ip Man (right) passed away 40 years ago today, aged 79, from throat cancer.

2 Dec 2012 - 1:25am

Wong Kar-wai film gets release date - a decade on

Wong Kar-wai's biopic about martial arts legend Ip Man has been given a release date, a decade after it was announced to the world's media.

The Grandmasters will open on the mainland on December 18 and in Hong Kong 'soon after', according to Agnes Leung Kwai-fong, a publicist for Wong's company, Jettone Films.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Gabe Shum, tattoo artist

What I'm listening to: Bob Marley & The Wailers' greatest hits album, Legend. Their music is relaxing and always makes me happy.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Magic to Win

Starring: Raymond Wong Pak-ming, Karena Ng Chin-yu, Wu Chun, Jacky Wu Jing Director: Wilson Yip Wai-shun Category: IIA (Cantonese)

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Box office 2010

HONG KONG FILMS (total gross: HK$290,945,944)

1. Ip Man 2 - HK$43,313,345

2. 72 Tenants of Prosperity - HK$34,447,831

3. Echoes of the Rainbow - HK$23,111,759

4. All's Well, Ends Well 2010 - HK$15,544,970

5. Legend of the Fist: Return of Chen Zhen - HK$13,688,567

6. The Stool Pigeon - HK$12,653,103

19 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Birthday girl Carina Lau gets to catch up with her husband

It's been a while since celebrity couple Carina Lau Ka-ling and Tony Leung Chiu-wai have been seen together outside of a paparazzi snapshot. But Lau borrowed her actor husband's celebrity power this week to give her fashion business an added publicity boost.

10 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Bank officer charged over minibond investments

A bank customer service officer appeared in Eastern Court yesterday accused of inducing five customers to invest HK$1.26 million in Lehman Brothers' minibonds.

Chan Lai-ha, 51, did not enter pleas to five charges of fraudulently or recklessly inducing others to invest money. The case is adjourned to December 1 for transfer proceedings to the District Court.

11 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

The Legend is Born - Ip Man

Starring: Dennis To Yu-hang, Betty Huang Yi, Louis Fan Siu-wong, Rose Chan Ka-wun, Yuen Biao, Sammo Hung Kam-bo Director: Herman Yau Lai-to Category: IIA (Cantonese)

Two semi-biographical blockbusters in the past 18 months have propelled martial arts master Ip Man from a name familiar only to kung fu fans to the status of popular legend.

24 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Ip Man 2 (DVD)

The story of the master who trained kung fu legend Bruce Lee continues in this sequel to the first Ip Man film.

4 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Court rejects disciple's bid for monk's estate

A will made in 1973 by a Buddhist monk to arrange for his multimillion-dollar estate had barred his disciple from claiming gold bars and more than HK$430,000 cash, the Court of First Instance ruled yesterday.

12 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Volunteers clean up awards - and the environment

Hong Kong people like awards, but more importantly, they enjoy them even more if they are won for supporting worthwhile causes, such as the International Coastal Cleanup Challenge.

13 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

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