Koo spreads his wings Two of local actor Louis Koo Tin-lok's next three films will hit the big screen in North America. Triumph in the Skies and 12 Golden Ducks (both open here on February 19) have been picked up by US-based distributor Cinema Asia Releasing. It plans to release 10 Asian films in the region this year. Triumph is the feature film follow-up to hit TVB series about the lives of a group of pilots that made its debut in 2003 and spawned a sequel 10 years later. Original lead, Francis Ng Chun-yu, also appears in the movie version, but has been relegated to second lead behind the perma-tanned star. 12 Golden Ducks , meanwhile, is about male prostitutes (duck is Cantonese slang for the profession). Triumph in the Skies opens in US and Canada on February 20, and 12 Golden Ducks on March 6. Koo's third role is in An Inspector Calls , also out locally on February 19. Retch for the stars If Alfonso Cuarón and Christopher Nolan's visions of space aren't immersive enough for you, their respective films, Gravity and Interstellar , have received the 4DX treatment at Mong Kok's Cinema City. That means your seat will move along with the action, and wind and water will hit your face. I don't know about you, but both films in their original formats had scenes that left me slightly dizzy — especially Gravity 's stunning 12-minute long take — so I'm not sure I can handle a 4DX version without a barf bag in hand. If you're prone to motion sickness, it's OK — in space, no one can hear you scream. Bacall's works of art on the block More than 750 items owned by late Hollywood star Lauren Bacall are up for auction in New York on March 31, and Hong Kong got a sneak peek last week. Jon King, vice-president of Bonhams was in town to show a selection of her jewellery, sculptures, paintings, prints and knick knacks. Having known her for five years, King says Bacall was interested in items with "honesty and character" and wanted to get to know the artists. "Even she found it hard to put it into words, but she loved the thought process in art," King says. "She marvelled at how artists were able to translate ideas into physical form." Bacall, one of the most popular leading ladies of the so-called golden age of Hollywood (late 1920s to early '60s), died of a stroke on August 12 last year, in New York, a month before her 90th birthday.