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Starring: Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able Director: Gareth Edwards Category: IIA (English and Spanish)

Thursday, 17 March, 2011, 12:00am

Outdoor movie screenings back by popular demand

The Moonlight Movies event is returning this autumn. The Open Air market folks (who also organise the screenings) have decided, due to popular demand, to resurrect the outdoor screenings on the lawn of the Cyberport podium. The schedule may be modest in scale but all the usual amenities, including the nine-metre-wide LCD screen, bean bags and catering by Dublin Jack, will return.

4 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

From the vault: 1991

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

Directors: Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper, Eleanor Coppola

10 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Apocalypse Now

FROM THE VAULT: 1979/2001

Apocalypse Now

Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

27 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Blancan eaux Lodge

Where? Perched above a pristine river in the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve in Belize.

Deep in the jungle, then? Created by Francis Ford Coppola, whose experience in making Apocalypse Now fuelled a love-hate relationship with steamy settings, the hotel is accessed by a dirt-track road an hour's drive from the nearest town.

8 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Oscar DVDs

Tonight's the night in Los Angeles - but here are some previous best film winners you might or might not want to revisit

Lawrence Of Arabia

Year: 1962

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif

Director: David Lean

24 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Apocalypse Now Redux

Starring: Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Category: III

8 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Doing disservice to allied war dead

I refer to the article from The Independent headlined 'Exploding a myth' (South China Morning Post, June 21), referring to the 'myth' of the attack on Pearl Harbour and all of the conjecture surrounding the attack and its origins.

2 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Wartime epic could do without poorly-scripted love story

Romantic-historical-epic wannabe Pearl Harbor has, by luck, become a popular time-killer over the rainy long holiday weekend when people had nowhere else to go.

It was surprising to see long queues at the cinemas despite scathing reviews.

Most movie-goers seemed to come out bored and regretting the waste of three hours and the money spent on tickets.

27 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Poignant message

I refer to the letter from Angelo Paratico on the film, Saving Private Ryan, headlined, 'Film lacks sincere humanity' (South China Morning Post, September 25).

I think it was the best film I have watched this year. It was so realistic and had a meaningful message for the audience.

I don't think people have gone to watch it for the violent battle scenes.

3 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Gung-ho channels

WAR fixation continues with Tora! Tora! Tora! (World, 9.35pm) and The Devil's Brigade (Pearl, 9.30pm).

Both channels have a number of these shaky old dramas cluttering up their vaults and are wont to show them at the slightest provocation.

14 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Charlton athletic

THAT guardian of Man's right to bear arms, Charlton Heston, has been expounding the virtues of the new-look El Cid (Pearl, 9.30pm). Francis Ford Coppola has been at work with his Crayolas and technicians have digitalised the sound. El Cid is a good film, but sadly even modern technology and Coppola's skill have not turned it into a great one.

11 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

The heart of 'Nam's darkness

FRANCIS Ford Coppola's humongous war odyssey Apocalypse Now (Pearl, 9.30pm, original running time 153 mins) turns Vietnam into a cross between high opera and a massive acid trip.

18 Sep 1993 - 12:00am