A host of upstarts were supposed to follow in his wake. The splash made by Fruit Chan's attention-getting 1997 directorial debut "Made in Hong Kong" created high hopes that Hong Kong's independent…
Rupert Murdoch-backed Star Group is working feverishly to build buzz before its 24-hour Mandarin-lingo channel, Xing Kong Wei Shi, hits Chinese airwaves. The company hasn't confirmed a launch date…
There were high hopes for the local crop of pics over Hong Kong's Chinese New Year holiday -- which usually accounts for as much as 20% of the year's total B.O. But local moviegoers revealed a…
It's the year that was supposed to be totally different. But in a strange way, the Hong Kong Intl. Film Festival's first year of liberation looks like it's turning out to be strangely the same as in…
The two biggest cinema chains' plans to cut prices two days a week to combat the post-Chinese New Year slump have gone awry.
Sammi Cheng, the queen of local romantic comedies, has picked up three nominations for best actress at April's Hong Kong Film Awards, for "Wu Yen," "Love on a Diet" and "Fighting for Love."
The two biggest cinema chains have joined forces to cut prices two days a week to combat the the post-Chinese New Year slump.
One of the city's best directors is no longer missing in action. Jeff Lau all but disappeared from the Hong Kong film scene in 1997, when he abruptly quit directing and moved to Vancouver with his…
In simpler times, all a Hong Kong filmmaker needed for a greenlight was to attach an actor or two to a project. Asian distributors, flush with cash from booming B.O. in Southeast Asia's tiger…
It's the city's biggest holiday, a time of huge family get-togethers and equally enormous banquets. Chinese New Year is also a time when Hong Kongers check out the latest movies.
At $35 million, Jackie Chan starrer "Highbinders" is Hong Kong's most expensive film ever. For most local producers, any budget over $5 million is virtually unthinkable, but Chan's presence on the…