After hitting a low point, Hong Kong’s cinemas have made a strong comeback, adding dozens of new screens and introducing new amenities that enhance the movie-going experience. Here are Hong Kong’s top 5 movie theaters!
Anything film related – a new movie I like, a DVD, or a local actor or actress that stands out.
Looks like our little post about the demise of California Tower has made it big-time. The story was included as a citation, or footnote, in the Wikipedia entry for the beloved Wong Kar Wai film, Chungking Express.
For decades, Hong Kong movies captivated audiences around the world with a magical combination of action, romance and comedy all rolled into one. Another important trait they often shared were amazing soundtracks!
Though there are plenty of pseudo celebrities to make up fodder for the gossip magazines, there are few real stars that can deliver notable performances and withstand the test of time.
As the city celebrated the Hong Kong Film Awards last week, we dug into our archive and found photos from our very first time attending back in 1998!
A new documentary film explores what it’s like to be a DJ in Hong Kong’s club scene. Directors Bon Pang and Kwok Leung interviewed over a dozen DJs to get a picture of their relationship with music and what drives them to spin. The movie, titled Tableturnz, will be screening this weekend, Saturday, June 16th, [...]
Hong Kong director Pang Ho-Cheung has two films in this year’s Hong Kong International Film Festival: Love in the Buff, an entertaining romantic comedy, and Vulgaria, starring Chapman To, and Dada Chan, a masterpiece in outrageous humor that had a room full of international film journalists practically falling out of their seats!
DJ Spooky has been a big name in New York’s avant garde music scene for almost two decades. With a steady succession of albums, collaborations, and concept projects, he has consistently pushed boundaries across various genres and media. DJ Spooky’s film, Rebirth of a Nation is arriving in Hong Kong on October 15th, after screening [...]
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (單身男女,) a Mandarin language film starring Daniel Wu, Louis Koo, and Gao Yuanyuan, is an inventive romantic comedy set in the offices of Hong Kong’s Central district. While the film is solid and enjoyable (see the review below,) the big story here is the fact that it’s in Mandarin, starring [...]
Like the hitman he portrayed in the 1989 film, The Killer (喋血雙雄,) Chow Yun Fat has had a hard time escaping his past. Though an exceptionally versatile actor, his genre-defining, charismatic performances of the late 80′s to early 90′s have left fans longing for him to return to similar roles – even after 20 years!