With the exception of Russell Crowe, Les Misérables hits all the right notes and will go down in movie history as one of the most successful musical-to-movie adaptations.Friday, 4 January, 2013, 12:10pm 1 comment
Casting Kristen Stewart as the 'fairest of them all' would make sense in many contexts. Unless, that is - and pardon my crassness - you cast the perennially stunning Charlize Theron as the beauty-obsessed evil queen with a magic mirror.3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Good things often come in small packages. And for teen actress Katie Howard, it's her small stature that allowed her to land the dream role of Annie.
The character Annie is 11 years old, but Katie is a little older.27 May 2012 - 12:00am
Music-loving Hongkongers will have the chance to escape from their own 'hard knock lives' and enjoy a tale of doe-eyed optimism from an earlier period of economic turmoil when a British production of the much-loved musical Annie arrives in the city.7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
If you are in the mood for a heart-warming evening, Annie might do the trick. One of the best-loved family musicals of all time, it will take to the stage of the Lyric Theatre at the Academy for Performing Arts from May 31 until June 10.28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Muppet Treasure Island Tim Curry, Kevin Bishop, Billy Connolly Director: Brian Henson
Before Captain Jack Sparrow, there was Long John Silver, played with gleeful theatrical relish by Tim Curry in Muppet Treasure Island. The Rocky Horror star's performance is reason enough to see the film, but there are others.29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Five minutes into The Muppets, and the thought dawns on you: there's an innate foolishness in seeing live characters singing and interacting with felt-clad puppets.
You half expect co-writer, executive producer and star Jason Segel to burst out of character, stare directly at the camera and say, 'Gotcha! I had you going there, didn't I?'.20 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Sophie Cheung, 14, German Swiss International School24 Feb 2011 - 12:00am
If you like getting dressed up for Halloween, the Rocky Horror Show gives you the perfect excuse this year. The comedy rock show is as much about audience participation as it is the stage performance, and this year local actors will be camping it up to singalong classics such as the Time Warp and Toucha Touch Toucha Touch Me at the Arts Centre's Shouson Theatre.9 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
Footlight Parade James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell Director: Lloyd Bacon
Chinese sing-song girls transformed into a giant portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt is just one of the many indelible images in this supreme example of Depression-era screen extravaganza.27 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre Today, Dec 13, 2.30pm, also Sat, 8pm
He may be just 12 or 13 years old in Mark Twain's novel but when Joanna Gilchrist decided to adapt The Adventures of Tom Sawyer into a play, she decided to emphasise its boy hero's maturity.10 Dec 2009 - 12:00am
If you see one movie this month, make it This Is It, the documentary based on rehearsals for Michael Jackson's comeback concerts.
Jackson was set to perform 50 shows in London starting in July, but died just weeks before the first gig.1 Nov 2009 - 12:00am
Director Rita Hui Nga-shu's first feature film Dead Slowly, about a policeman who becomes obsessed with a female suspect in a food poisoning case, will be the only Hong Kong entrant for the New Currents award at the Pusan International Film Festival that begins on Thursday.4 Oct 2009 - 12:00am
Imperial Ice Stars: Cinderella on Ice Lyric Theatre, HK Academy for Performing Arts Reviewed: Sept 1115 Sep 2009 - 12:00am
By Kathi Appelt
Published by Simon and Schuster
ISBN 978 1 84738 310 5
Novels with animals as the central characters are notoriously difficult to pull off. Animals don't speak, or experience human emotions. Any writer who humanises animals for a novel for older readers is asking for trouble.21 Jun 2009 - 12:00am