Mass Media

A Battle of words

It's a scene that has become typical in Hong Kong - commuters in a packed MTR carriage, office workers and students, their shoulders brushing each other, eyes glued to the screens of electronic devices.

Wednesday, 18 July, 2012, 12:00am

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift

Starring the voices of: Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo Directors: Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier Category: I (English and Cantonese versions)

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift, full of slapstick humour and visual splendour, is a nice cinematic treat for the summer.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Countdown to disappointment

Depending on whether you're a glass half-full or half-empty type of person, New Year's Eve is either a new beginning, or the beginning of the end. Either way, the Garry Marshall-directed romcom New Year's Eve won't leave you in the most festive of moods.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Cinderella Ate My Daughter

Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein Harper Audio (audiobook)

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Style meter


Christopher Kane's neon lace

A clever update of spring's big trend.

Florence Welch

Girl got style.

Tribal-inspired necklaces

Keep it elegant and chunky.


Dresses with over-enthusiastic ruching

Keep it for the Disney princesses.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Channel hop

If you were lucky enough to catch British political comedy In the Loop - and we can't recommend it enough - then the chances are you're going to go ga-ga for Veep (right). Especially if you're at least remotely interested in American politics.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Public Eye

Like him or loathe him, Tsang deserved better than this

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Gold by Chris Cleave Hodder & Stoughton (e-book)

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Appliance fiction becomes fact

You read the goings-on in the lives of friends and virtually unknown acquaintances on Facebook, but wouldn't you rather get status updates from your car, your bank account, or even your father's pacemaker?

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Tron: Uprising (TV series)

The neon world of the Tron movies moves from big screen to small in a new animated show called Tron: Uprising that is filled with light cycles and disc battles.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Channel hop

This week, there's a lot of programming from the BBC and ITV Granada celebrating Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee. But we find it hard to get excited about a royal octogenarian, so instead we'll start with two more-compelling figures. Queenie, we'll get to you later.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Grey market

It's porn and everyone's reading it. Fifty Shades of Grey, a book about bondage and discipline, sadism and masochism, has topped the best-seller lists for weeks and has been taking the US, Britain and now Hong Kong by storm.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Wuthering Heights (Film)

Emily Bront?s only novel, Wuthering Heights, has been adapted for the screen dozens of times. This most recent version is a moody, beautifully filmed costume drama.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Men are back in black

It's been nearly 10 years since we last saw Mr Jones and Mr Smith put on their black suits and matching black shades as extraterrestrial-fighting agents in the Men in Black sequel. This time in Men in Black 3 they're travelling to the past to complete the trilogy, and they've brought another star to don the iconic suit: Mr Brolin.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Tragic first-love avoids clich?s

Wuthering Heights, Emily Bront?'s only novel, has been adapted for the screen dozens of times; this most recent version is a moody, beautifully filmed costume drama.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am