Star Wars Darth Vader 12-inch, $550, Yoda, $199, Toy Hunters.
Terminator Six-inch figure, $200, Toynet. He’s back – yet again.
Aliens 19-inch Polystone figure, $1,980, Toy Hunters. the bitch is back!
Edward Scissorhands Six-inch model, $330, Toynet. mama always said don't run with an edward scissorhands figure.
Tony Montana Talking figure from “Scarface,” $380, Toy Hunters.
Got a geek in the family? Yvonne Young tracks down iconic movie figurines.
I was born in Sham Shui Po. I have five siblings and I’m the eldest brother. We were quite middle class, but my dad had two jobs to sustain our standard of living. My mum’s role was clearly defined: have babies, raise them, and be tender to her husband.
As the eldest boy, I was expected to set an example to my siblings. My dad was harsh, and I had the strong impression he did not love me. That was our relationship until I was 13, when he died.
Renowned Hong Kong director Stanley Kwan stands out among his peers for his sensitive portrayals of women in such movies as “Rouge,” “Centre Stage,” and now “Everlasting Regret,” and for his willingness to tackle gay romance in the award-winning “Lan Yu.” He tells Yvonne Young how he got in touch with his feminine side.
An overtly romantic comedy about love after death.Like the 1990 two-hanky weepie “Ghost,” “Just Like Heaven” explores love between a spirit and the living. But instead of a sob-fest, this is a sweet, lighthearted popcorn film, even if it is so gooey that it might leave you yawning before the film ends.
After making the rounds of the international film festivals, local independent production “B420” finally gets a general release in Hong Kong. Originally planned as a postgraduate piece, director Mathew Tang morphed his “thesis” into a debut feature. That’s not to say it’s an amateur effort: the former assistant director for Peter Chan and Tsui Hark certainly knows how to make a bubbly, coming-of-age comedy-drama.
"Shakespeare In Love” director John Madden and star Gwyneth Paltrow team up again seven years after their multi-Oscar-winning triumph. This time around, Paltrow plays the brilliant daughter of a demented mathematical genius (Anthony Hopkins), who has recently died. She is struggling with the possibility that she may have inherited his insanity as well as his gift for math.
Roman Polanski tackles Charles Dickens in this beautiful and refreshing adaptation.Although child abuse is hardly a pleasant topic to watch for two hours, director Roman Polanski's period drama offers a powerful interpretation of the classic Charles Dickens story. And whether or not it seems entirely relevant today, Polanski is able to hold the audience with this timeless story of a poor child struggling against insurmountable obstacles.
HK Magazine: This doesn’t look like the Hong Kong I know.
Wilson Shieh: I intended to represent Hong Kong as a relaxing, pleasurable place. I imagine it as a place for people to chill.
HK: Who are these odd little people?
WS: They represent my wife and myself (laughs). The one with the hakka woman and the businessman is about our first encounter. The sunbathers in the other piece are in love. That is why these two paintings have to go together, because they represent the different stages of a relationship.
Wilson Shieh is a modern man with old-school style: His works are full of the fine lines of cartoonish miniatures and draw on the ancient Chinese painting style of “gongbi.” His recent pair of paintings, “Hong Kong Cultural Centre” and “Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre,” are exhibited in Para/Site’s exhibition “Irreality.”
My dad left the family when I was seven. He came back when I was 14. My parents divorced when I was 20. By the time my father walked out, I already knew exactly what I wanted. I knew I didn’t want a family.
Having a bad childhood is not a bad thing. It makes you stronger, and you grow up faster.
When I’m depressed, I don’t indulge myself in misery. I solve the problem.
Marriage is not an issue to me. I don’t think I’d be a very good mother either.
Iconic actress and two-time Golden Horse-winner, Carol Dodo Cheng is as famous for her determination and force of character as she is for her many starring roles. Currently she is the host of TVB’s popular “Justice For All” program and the star of the ubiquitous smart ID card ad. She tells Yvonne Young what keeps her going.
Taiwanese director Robin Lee spins a fine fantasy in this charming romantic comedy. Unlike many of her fellow female Taiwanese directors, who are currently making cutting-edge films focusing on gender issues, this is a sweet portrait of an adorable heroine named Duo Duo, whose goal in life is to have a happy ending in the vein of Cinderella and Snow White.
There’s a popular dai pai dong on Gough Street, NoHo, that smells of tomato soup and serves up great fast food. Sing Heung Yuen is always packed, but like the city’s other such eateries, its days are numbered thanks to a government policy that means the license is terminated when the license holder dies. This doesn’t seem to bother the owner’s daughter, Irene Li, who talks to HK as she makes toast, mixes milk tea and dishes out noodle soup.