United Artists Films

Real Steel (Film)

If Rock 'em Sock 'em robot toys were made into a film, it would probably look something like Real Steel. Or at least that's what the filmmakers would have you believe.

Friday, 14 October, 2011, 12:00am

Review: Real Steel

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly Director: Shawn Levy Category: IIA

6 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

The little tramp

A proper Charlie

Take a scruffy black coat that looks as if it has shrunk in the wash, a pair of baggy trousers, shoes that belong to much bigger feet, a bowler hat, a walking stick and a stupid-looking, square, black moustache. Put these together on a little man and you've got one of the most famous movie characters ever created.

4 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

From the vault: 1940

The Thief of Bagdad

Starring: Sabu, John Justin, Conrad Veidt

Directors: Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan

15 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

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Few great comedies have emerged from Hollywood since the success of Scary Movie (2000).

This spoof spawned one of the most sickening and lowbrow movie franchises and has influenced the style and content (excessive use of parodies and gross visual effects) of the majority of comedies that have followed.

8 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Rocky Balboa

Rocky Balboa

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Burt Young, Antonio Tarver, Geraldine Hughes

Director: Sylvester Stallone

1 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

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Sylvester Stallone: Triumph of the will

It is hardly surprising that Sylvester 'Sly' Stallone is one of George W. Bush's favourite actors. After all, Stallone has made many blockbusters - from Rocky V to the second and third First Blood movies - that unashamedly support the 'axis of evil' approach: either you are with us or you're evil.

14 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Film Focus

With Rocky Balboa, the improbable sixth (and presumably last) instalment of the boxing franchise, having just hit cinema screens, there has seldom been a better time to revisit the original Rocky (TVB Pearl, today at 9.35pm).

14 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

The Pink Panther

A movie about a bumbling police inspector can never be boring. But the latest remake of the 1963 comedy The Pink Panther is just too silly to be funny.

The film, directed by Shawn Levy, features comedian Steve Martin as Inspector Clouseau, who is investigating the death of a soccer coach. The coach's ring - containing the precious Pink Panther diamond - is missing.

13 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

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The Pink Panther

Director: Shawn Levy

Starring: Steve Martin, Kevin Kline,

Jean Reno, Beyonce Knowles

2 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

The pugilist

Job description: 'I get knocked down, but I get up again' could well be the theme song for the pugnacious pugilist, an Everyman extraordinaire and plug-ugly underdog who excels at prevailing over adversity - usually in slow motion, awash with fake blood, and amid the swell of triumphant trumpets. We get suckered every time into falling for these bruised and battered working-class heroes.

6 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Inherit the Wind

Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies

City Hall Theatre

Reviewed: May 28

Few Hong Kong actors have the onstage presence and charisma of Chung King-fai and Leung Tin. No doubt, the two - who've been acting for more than three decades - were the main draw of this Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies production.

31 May 2005 - 12:00am

What's On


Drama students at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts are staging The Children's Hour, a controversial play written by Lillian Hellman in 1934.

11 May 2005 - 12:00am

Chan's Cato cut down

It appears Jackie Chan is not afraid to relive Chinese stereotypes. It is rumoured that he has agreed to play the role of Cato, in Birth of the Pink Panther.

26 Nov 2003 - 12:00am


Training Day

Starring: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn

Director: Antoine Fuqua

The film: Here's another chance to see what all the fuss is about. Is it really an Oscar-worthy performance from Denzel Washington? And did Ethan Hawke deserve a nod as well? Well, after a few more looks, I would say yes and no.

7 Apr 2002 - 12:00am