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  • Martial Arts Armageddon: a new ‘Shaolin Temple’

     
    The original “Shaolin Temple” was something of a landmark of  Kung Fu cinema, the movie that introduced audiences to the very young Jet Li, and one that raised the stakes in action to another level. Yeah, it was still “Chop sockey,&#...
  • Film review: 'Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster'

     
    As the title “Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster” (opening January 28) suggests, this new martial arts spectacle is a sequel — one whose predecessor, the 2008 “Ip Man,” went essentially unreleased in the U.S., despite huge e...
  • Lions Gate launching micro-budget movie initiative, may sell assets

     
    Seeking to cash in on the next "Paranormal Activity" or "Saw" phenomenon amid challenging film economics, Lions Gate Entertainment is launching a new initiative to release up to 10 low-budget movies a year costing less than $2 million each. Chief......
  • Heat-seeking Hublot: Luxury watchmaker takes its branding to South Beach

     
    Just as my piece about the NBA's ramped-up style quotient was going to press, Swiss watch brand announced its first-ever U.S. team sponsorship -- signing on as the official watch brand of the Miami Heat. Part of the deal, which......
  • Venice Film Festival rewind: Clooney, Winslet, Madonna and more

     
    The Venice International Film Festival was packed with stars this year, including the gang from "Contagion," who brought their infectious disease thriller to canals in the form of Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon and wife Luciana Barroso, Lawrence Fishburne...
  • 'The Expendables'

    2 stars The cinematic equivalent of Ribfest, Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables" is all gristle and meat, featuring more leathery tough guys than "Cruising," "The Dirty Dozen" and the '80s and '90s Cannon films canon put together. Is it fun? Sort of....
  • Edgar Ramirez, professional chameleon

    Edgar Ramirez, professional chameleon
    New York When actor Edgar Ramirez had a break from shooting "The Bourne Ultimatum" in London last spring, he didn't hit the English nightclubs or take a long weekend to unwind in the Cotswolds. Instead, he hopped over to Paris to observe the first...
  • 'Mummy' Wraps up Overseas Box Office

    Although " The Dark Knight" held sway over the North American box office for its fourth week out, it was " The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" that reigned over international audiences. The Brendan Fraser-starring sequel took in a cool $56.1 million...
  • 'The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor'--1 1/2 stars

    'The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor'--1 1/2 stars
    Some movies should've signed a no-compete clause with themselves. The action beats are more like action beat-downs. One Wow cancels out the last Wow, until the Wows start looking more like lowercase wows and soon the wows become merely eh, or worse, a...
  • 'Mummy' Star Separates From Wife of Nine Years

    "Mummy" star Brendan Fraser is splitting with the mummy of his three children. The actor and Afton Smith, his wife of nine years have decided to separate, report celebrity sources. "They continue to maintain a close and caring friendship," says...
  • Asian Film Awards shortlist announced

    Asian Film Awards shortlist announced
    HONG KONG -- Ang Lee's spy thriller "Lust, Caution" and Peter Chan's historical epic "The Warlords" led with six nominations each in the shortlist for the second Asian Film Awards announced Thursday. Other top contenders include Jiang Wen's "The Sun Also...
  • Jason Stratham: Man of action can also act

    Word to the wise. If you're going to ask Jason Statham something that irks him, you'd best do it by phone. When he's in another city. On another continent. Paris, for instance. Forget that he was once an Olympic diver, that he was working as a model when...