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1 08, 2021

Chinatown Los Angeles memories: my father loved the place once, and now I remember why as an exhibition brings its history to life

By | 2021-08-01T00:15:11+00:00 August 1st, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on Chinatown Los Angeles memories: my father loved the place once, and now I remember why as an exhibition brings its history to life

My father grew up just a few steps from where I am now on this shop-lined section of Chung King Road in Los Angeles, two flights of worn wooden stairs above his father’s general store.The family flat was a heavenly slice of the homeland, the living roo...

31 07, 2021

How martial arts movie choreographers Tony Ching Siu-tung and Tong Kai – best known for their works with Tsui Hark and Lau Kar-leung – distinguished themselves

By | 2021-07-31T18:30:18+00:00 July 31st, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on How martial arts movie choreographers Tony Ching Siu-tung and Tong Kai – best known for their works with Tsui Hark and Lau Kar-leung – distinguished themselves

Martial arts choreographer Tony Ching Siu-tung’s directorial work was often overshadowed by his indomitable producer Tsui Hark. Fellow choreographer Tong Kai, meanwhile, stayed in the background while his colleague Lau Kar-leung went on to achieve wide...

30 07, 2021

New K-dramas to watch in August 2021 – Lovers of the Red Sky, Police University, The Road: Tragedy of One and more

By | 2021-07-30T11:20:18+00:00 July 30th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on New K-dramas to watch in August 2021 – Lovers of the Red Sky, Police University, The Road: Tragedy of One and more

After a busy early summer, the release calendar has thinned out somewhat for August, which will see a handful of new series launch, including a pair originally slated to open in July.As South Korea grapples with its fourth wave of Covid-19 infections, ...

30 07, 2021

Chinese Buddhist statues, a German Indiana Jones and his big lie exposed in art history whodunnit by a retired Hong Kong civil servant

By | 2021-07-30T11:15:16+00:00 July 30th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on Chinese Buddhist statues, a German Indiana Jones and his big lie exposed in art history whodunnit by a retired Hong Kong civil servant

The Missing “Buddhas” – The Mystery of the Chinese Statues that Stunned the Western Art World by Tony Miller, pub. Earnshaw BooksSometime in the late 1980s, Chinese jade and ceramics enthusiast Tony Miller was visiting the Chinese section of London’s B...

29 07, 2021

Bai Lu on playing Song of Youth heroine Lin Shaochun: her boyish personality lends itself well to the role in period drama by Story of Yanxi Palace team, actress says

By | 2021-07-29T09:15:15+00:00 July 29th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on Bai Lu on playing Song of Youth heroine Lin Shaochun: her boyish personality lends itself well to the role in period drama by Story of Yanxi Palace team, actress says

Song of Youth, the latest period drama from Huanyu Entertainment, the production company behind global sensation Story of Yanxi Palace, shot to the top of the ratings in China soon after its launch.The 43-episode series, airing on Youku and Changsha Ne...

29 07, 2021

Listen Before You Sing movie review: Taiwanese musical drama champions its indigenous people and their way of life

By | 2021-07-29T02:45:04+00:00 July 29th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on Listen Before You Sing movie review: Taiwanese musical drama champions its indigenous people and their way of life

3/5 starsThe latest in a wave of Taiwanese films championing the island’s indigenous population and their way of life, Listen Before You Sing follows in the footsteps of box office hits such as Cape No. 7, wartime epic Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq B...

28 07, 2021

10 great movies about the Olympic Games, from Margot Robbie in I, Tonya to Chariots of Fire, Cool Runnings and Leni Riefenstahl’s Nazi propaganda

By | 2021-07-28T18:30:14+00:00 July 28th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on 10 great movies about the Olympic Games, from Margot Robbie in I, Tonya to Chariots of Fire, Cool Runnings and Leni Riefenstahl’s Nazi propaganda

With the Summer Games of the XXXII Olympiad under way in Tokyo, Japan, we take a look at some of the many instances when the sporting contest has featured in movies.The Games’ motto is Citius, Altius, Fortius, or “Faster, Higher, Stronger”, and they ha...

28 07, 2021

The Suicide Squad movie review: James Gunn reboot is delirious mix of comedy and cartoon violence DC Comics fans hoped for

By | 2021-07-28T16:00:07+00:00 July 28th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on The Suicide Squad movie review: James Gunn reboot is delirious mix of comedy and cartoon violence DC Comics fans hoped for

4.5/5 stars“From the horribly beautiful mind of James Gunn,” read posters for The Suicide Squad, and that just about sums up this latest stab, slash and swipe at DC Comics’ bad boys (and girl). Gunn, who brought us Marvel’s ensemble Guardians of the Ga...

27 07, 2021

Jungle Cruise movie review: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt in enjoyable adventure based on Disney’s popular theme park ride

By | 2021-07-27T16:00:16+00:00 July 27th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on Jungle Cruise movie review: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt in enjoyable adventure based on Disney’s popular theme park ride

3.5/5 starsDwayne Johnson headlines an old-fashioned romp through the Amazon in Jungle Cruise, the latest film spun off from a popular Disney theme park ride.Like Pirates of the Caribbean, the studio will doubtless hope this action adventure spawns a m...

27 07, 2021

Christie’s Asia to hold year-round sales at new headquarters in Hong Kong from 2024

By | 2021-07-27T08:42:29+00:00 July 27th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on Christie’s Asia to hold year-round sales at new headquarters in Hong Kong from 2024

Auctioneer Christie’s has signed a 10-year lease on a new Asia Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong that will allow it to hold year-round auctions and private sales from 2024.The building, called The Henderson, is being developed in the city’s Central dis...