Will Smith

Movie review: After Earth

US actors Will Smith (R) and his son Jaden Smith attend the 'After Earth' US premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York on May 29,  2013. Photo: EPA

Movie-goers have every reason to be cynical about After Earth. The film is conceived, produced and co-written by Will Smith, one of Hollywood’s overrated and unabashedly narcissistic leading men.

Friday, 14 June, 2013, 10:34am 2 comments

BOOK (1959)

Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes (Harcourt Brace)

A less likely contender for blockbuster treatment would be hard to imagine. Charlie, the toilet cleaner narrator at the heart of fantasy novel Flowers for Algernon, is haunted by guilt about desire and afflicted by a low IQ of just 68.

3 Jan 2010 - 12:00am


Be happy and beat stress

In the film Pursuit of Happyness, Will Smith plays a homeless man who is always cheerful, despite facing many obstacles.

On the other hand, many Hongkongers are unhappy and stressed out. We are like machines working or studying about 10 hours a day.

18 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Flirty Will Smith makes a beeline for TVB entertainment news presenter

It's not every day that one of Hollywood's leading men picks you out from the crowd and proceeds to flirt with you. But that is what happened to stunning TVB Entertainment News anchor Zurine Cheng Wing-sum at Will Smith's press conference for his new film, I Am Legend - and the coverage has since been picked up by jealous bloggers across the world.

22 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Smith is supreme in one-man show

I Am Legend Science fiction

One of Hollywood's most talkative stars, Will Smith spends most of his time in I Am Legend talking to a dog, or warding off nocturnal mutants who howl rather than speak.

That means the science-fiction horror movie, adapted from Richard Matheson's 1954 novel of the same name, is a movie nearly devoid of dialogue.

20 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Making of a legend

As an in-demand Hollywood actor and a caring father, Will Smith rarely has a quiet moment by himself. But in I Am Legend, the star plays the sole survivor in New York City after a man-made virus wipes out most of the world's population.

14 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

I Am Legend

Starring: Will Smith, Alice Braga

Director: Francis Lawrence

Category: IIB

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Living legend Will Smith lives it up in spotlight on first visit to HK

Will Smith is one star who will never complain about media and public intrusion. In town over the weekend to promote his new movie, I Am Legend - in which he plays the last man on Earth after a deadly virus kills everyone or turns them into zombies - the actor basked in the spotlight.

10 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

US, local film stars in talks on joint projects

Will Smith, Stephen Chow plan movies

Hollywood came to Hong Kong yesterday - and provided a match made in movie heaven.

Will Smith, one of the highest paid actors in Tinsletown, met Stephen Chow Sing-chi, Asia's biggest box-office draw, for lunch and the pair walked away with plans to work together on at least two productions over the next 12 months.

8 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Fresh prince coming to town for premiere

He was a fresh prince once and also a man in black. Now, Will Smith is one of the biggest box office draws around, and he will be getting jiggy in Hong Kong next weekend. The local office of Warner Brothers is bringing the rapper and actor to town to promote his new movie, I Am Legend, where he plays the sole survivor in a world full of vampire zombies.

28 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

DJ Jazzy Jeff

DJ Jazzy Jeff

Return of the Magnificent


DJ Jazzy Jeff's solo work is music for kicking back. While Jazzy - aka Jeff Townes, most widely known for his double act with the Fresh Prince, aka Will Smith - is one of Philadelphia's funkiest contemporary music exports, his solo deejaying has pulled crowds since his early teens.

20 May 2007 - 12:00am

Marketing ploy

UA Pacific Place does not turn on the lights once the Men in Black II movie has finished?

31 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Will Smith

Will Smith - Big Willie Style (Columbia/Sony) Today's rap world bears little resemblance to the one that propelled The Fresh Prince to prominence.

2 Jan 1998 - 12:00am