The Horsemen is just the latest Hollywood serial killer flick, about a damaged cop who investigates a series of perverse killings inspired by the Biblical prophesies of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Sound clichéd at all? Well you can throw in a mustachioed sidekick named Stingray and some emotionally stunted teenagers to complete the set.
HK Magazine: What’s harder: solving math and science problems or navigating hairpin bends at 80 km/h with twenty other drivers?
October is a busy month for thirteen-year-old kart driver Matthew Solomon. He’s training hard for the World ROK Finals in Lonato, Italy, later this month.
Tim Pritchard talks to the 2008 Hong Kong Junior Champion.
HK Magazine: As a film critic, how did it feel to get behind the lens?
Philip Yung is a local film critic turned writer/director. His film “Glamorous Youth” examines the alienation and loneliness of a group of loosely connected Hong Kongers. He talks to Tim Pritchard.
In celebration of the 120th anniversary of Hong Kong Land, the new exhibition “Time|Evolution: A Central Exhibition” takes a look at the development of Central over the past twelve decades. It all started back in 1889, when Hong Kong Land founder Sir Paul Chater partnered with James Johnstone Keswick of Jardine, Matheson & Co to undertake the 59-acre reclamation of the Central Praya area, creating the roads, buildings and tramlines that laid the foundation for the area we’re now familiar with.
As you walk into Osage Gallery to catch one of their three new installations, you have the choice to trick yourself or not. One large stainless steel Chinese character greets you near the entrance—“dang dang” (pictured, right), meaning “to pawn.” But you can choose to reach inside the object and pull a out a smaller second character, changing the meaning to “shang dang,” to trick or con.
Tim Pritchard explores three new installations that address issues of identity and language.
HK Magazine: What is your new single “Breathe” about?
Maggie Hou: We can’t see the air around us but we can always feel it. This song similarly speaks about the feeling of a loved one remaining in your life even when they’re gone. The title refers to times when we get caught up in moments and just need to take a breath. The video was shot on a commercial HD camera, with close friends and largely out and about in Quarry Bay.
TVB Presenter and up-and-coming singer Maggie Hou made her name in her native Vancouver and has now released her first single, “Breathe.” She talks to Tim Pritchard about marching to the beat of your own drum.
HK Magazine: Welcome to Hong Kong. Have you sampled much of the local cuisine?
Margarita Demjanoka: Some, yes. This is my first time in Hong Kong and I’ve been here three weeks now. I am curious to try more of the food but I’m also very cautious. This is the first time I’ve tried dim sum and it’s great, I like it!
Tim Pritchard sits down to talk pirouettes, pork buns, and rifles with the Russian prima ballerina, who has recently joined the Hong Kong Ballet as principal dancer and will make her Hong Kong debut at this week’s “Cinderella” performances.
(Hong Kong/France) The opening film of this year’s Summer International Film Festival, Johnnie To’s “Vengeance” initially leaps onto the screen with beautifully choreographed shootouts. Unfortunately, it ends up limping off as an impotent imposter in the canon of Hong Kong gangster classics.
USA. Category IIB. While it may not be everyone’s cup of tea thanks to long scenes of extended dialogue and much less action than his fans have come to expect, “Inglourious Basterds” still proves that Quentin Tarantino is still the Cool Daddy of cinematic storytelling.
Tired of your weekly tennis match, or has the thrill of the treadmill lost its appeal? Do you harbor desires of adventure or to once again feel the wind in your hair (or gliding around your aerodynamically balding head)? If you’re feeling guilty about spending another weekend on the sofa, tucking into another large bag of crisps, or want to work off that beer gut, here are some great outdoors sports that will push you to the limits and get more than your hands dirty. Just don’t wear your best shoes to do it.
Hong Kong’s best outdoors sports on offer.