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  • Film review: Hong Kong filmmaker takes a shot at IMAX 3D with 'Flying Swords of Dragon Gate'

    Film review: Hong Kong filmmaker takes a shot at IMAX 3D with 'Flying Swords of Dragon Gate'
    Almost 30 years ago, Tsui Hark — a young Hong Kong producer/director/writer, who had returned to Asia after graduating from the University of Texas — was the leading force in bringing Hollywood special effects technology to Hong Kong movies....
  • Lagunan directs film with small budget but big names

    Lagunan directs film with small budget but big names
    Laguna Beach resident and director Rob Hedden traded his seaside town for the tropical island of Hawaii for his latest film, "You May Not Kiss the Bride." The independent film may have only had a $7-million budget but that didn't keep big names from...
  • Box Office: Cruise, Sandler lose out to 'Madagascar 3'

    Box Office: Cruise, Sandler lose out to 'Madagascar 3'
    Two A-list stars failed to attract moviegoers to the box office this weekend, as a musical featuring Tom Cruise and a comedy starring Adam Sandler lost out to "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted." The animated 3-D picture centering around a band of zoo...
  • Grindhouse gets its due at Facets

    Grindhouse gets its due at Facets
    The sound of the wah-wah guitar on the soundtrack to 1973's "Wonder Women" can signify only one thing: This movie means funky business. Nancy Kwan stars (happily slumming it more than a decade after she first gained notice in "The World of Suzie Wong"...
  • Chicago 'Watch:' Chi-Town stars in video game 'Watch Dogs'

    Chicago 'Watch:' Chi-Town stars in video game 'Watch Dogs'
    The star of the most anticipated video game of 2013 isn't Super Mario, Lara Croft or Nathan Drake. It's not a person at all, but a place. Give up? Chicago edged out a long list of other cities to take the starring role in "Watch Dogs," an open-world...
  • Reel Critics: 'Recall' blends previous sci-fi flicks

    Reel Critics: 'Recall' blends previous sci-fi flicks
    Director Len Weisman honed his craft on loud action films like "Live Free and Die Hard" and the "Underworld" franchise. His remake of "Total Recall" boils down to a two-hour futuristic chase movie with grandiose psychedelic overtones. The complex...
  • DVD review: An action-packed 'Raid'

    DVD review: An action-packed 'Raid'
    It's safe to say that Gareth Huw Evans is the greatest Welsh director of Indonesian action films. Sony Classics picked up his second feature, “The Raid: Redemption,” to the cheers of Asian-action fans. The story is about a SWAT team sent on...
  • 'Expendables 2': Meep-meep! Ka-pow! ★ 1/2

    'Expendables 2': Meep-meep! Ka-pow! ★ 1/2
    Of course,"The Expendables 2"is all good fun and games and recycled catchphrases. Until somebody gets hurt. A lot of somebodies. When you're filling the screen with every big-screen action star of the past 25 years — except for Mel Gibson, Wesley...
  • Coroner: Tony Scott Had No Serious Medical Condition

    Coroner: Tony Scott Had No Serious Medical Condition
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- The death of British filmmaker Tony Scott has been formally ruled a suicide. The coroner's report cites the cause of death as multiple blunt force injuries and evidence of drowning after jumping from the Vincent Thomas...
  • Tony Scott dies at 68; a film career in retrospective

    Tony Scott dies at 68; a film career in retrospective
    Director-producer Tony Scott, who apparently committed suicide Sunday in San Pedro at age 68, left behind a lengthy filmography. One of the first directors to make the transition from commercials to features, he helmed movies including "Top Gun,”...
  • Director Tony Scott lived like his alpha-male action heroes

    Director Tony Scott lived like his alpha-male action heroes
    With films such as"Unstoppable"and "Man on Fire," Tony Scott told adrenaline-filled stories about fearless men — spies and cops, race car drivers and fighter pilots — who live by a code and face death on their own terms. He filled his...
  • 'Rise of the Guardians' director a self-taught success

    'Rise of the Guardians' director a self-taught success
    Director Peter Ramsey is sitting in his office on the DreamWorks Animation campus in Glendale and recalling a vivid childhood memory. “I remember being in my pajamas in the back of my parents' car at an Inglewood drive-in watching Disney's “...