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Zap2itHugh Jackman is facing a whole new set of problems in the trailer for the upcoming comic book film, "The Wolverine." In addition to being tormented by the ghost of Jean Grey (former "X-Men" actress Famke Janssen), Wolverine is now newly mortal and...
RedEyeAfter a week off, "Revenge" is back tonight and it sounds like Emily will be teaching a few of the folks on her Hamptons hit list about "Loyalty." Here's what ABC has to say about the episode: Emily (Emily VanCamp) questions Nolan's (Gabriel Mann)...
Company TownUniversal Pictures has delayed its big budget Thanksgiving movie "47 Ronin" amid concerns that the 3-D film and its extensive special effects won't be ready in time....
Tribune movie critic3½ stars (out of four) A great cinematic partnership reaches its final chapter in "The White Countess" -- the last of the collaborations between director James Ivory and his late producer Ismail Merchant -- and, for me, it ends on a very high note,...
Zap2It.comFollowing in the footsteps of Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and Zhang Yimou's "Hero" and "House of Flying Daggers," Chinese director Chen Kaige is the latest internationally acclaimed Asian director lured by the call of the wu xia genre....
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Zap2It.comOscar-nominated director Chen Kaige ("Farewell, My Concubine") admits that he's in somewhat unlikely terrain for his new film "The Promise." "Quite honestly, I wasn't a big fan of the martial arts, because when my generation was young, that kind of...
Tags: Slavery, China, Confucianism, Gaming, Movies
Times Staff WriterDirected by James Ivory, produced by Ismail Merchant and finished shortly before Merchant's death in May, "The White Countess" marks the final work in a collaboration that spanned 40 years. The screenplay was written by novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, whose...
Tribune movie critic2½ stars (out of four) Chen Kaige's "The Promise" peaks early, in an outlandish sequence of a desperate slave (Jang Dong-Gun) outrunning a marauding pack of computer-generated Tibetan buffalo, at a speed that would put the world's fastest runner from...
Tags: Slavery, Gaming, Michael Phillips, Movies
Chicago Tribune Movie Critic3 stars (out of 4) A stunning spectacle of cultural violence and a loving tribute to the great Japanese samurai movies, Edward Zwick's "The Last Samurai" is an adventure epic that triumphs over an initially preposterous premise: Tom Cruise as an American...
Tags: Akira Kurosawa, Billy Connolly, Firearms, Poetry, Movies
Times Staff WriterFor Westerners unschooled in the way of the movie samurai, the classic image of the loyal retainer doubtless looks something like Obi-Wan Kenobi — or the late John Belushi. A genial riff on the great Toshiro Mifune, star of such Akira Kurosawa...
Tags: Death, Akira Kurosawa, Japan, John Belushi, Movies
Tribune Movie Critic3-1/2 stars (out of 4) Yoji Yamada's "The Twilight Samurai" is a samurai movie about a master swordsman who presents a humble persona to the world: a seemingly over-the-hill warrior burdened by family cares and unable to keep himself slick and sharp. And...
Tags: Takeshi Kitano, Death, Tuberculosis, Andy Griffith, Family
Special to the Chicago Tribune2 1/2 stars (out of 4) A film as mysterious as its title, "Onmyoji" is director Yojiro Takita's adaptation of a popular Japanese serial novel. The movie is rich with detail, characters and a specific historical context, even if its narrative is...
Tags: Thriller (genre), Death, Fiction, Chicago Tribune, Forehead
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