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  • Race to the Oscars

    If everything goes right for Hollywood over the next four months, you'll be running from multiplex to multiplex thinking, "Ah, finally, an overload of great movies!" Such a scenario has yet to play out, ever, yet you may find yourself scrambling just the...
  • A world of difference in reactions over foreign, U.S. film violence

     A world of difference in reactions over foreign, U.S. film violence
    Genre filmmaking helps make sense of the world, creating codes by which the seemingly irrational ways of human behavior can be understood. With storytelling modes that travel from country to country — the crime picture, the horror film, the action...
  • Struggles of 'City of Life and Death'

    Struggles of 'City of Life and Death'
    Among the most painful chapters in modern Chinese history is Japan's 1937 invasion of Nanjing. Hundreds of thousands were killed, countless women were raped, and soldiers and civilians alike suffered unspeakable brutalities. So when Chinese writer-...
  • Reel China: It's rough out West for Chinese films

    Reel China: It's rough out West for Chinese films
    When the Chow Yun-fat action-comedy epic "Let the Bullets Fly" opened in China last year, it quickly became a phenomenon. Lured by its splashy fight scenes and whip-snap dialogue, filmgoers swarmed theaters. The movie wound up taking in more than $100...
  • Reel China: Political maneuvers drive 'Beginning of the Great Revival's' success

    Reel China: Political maneuvers drive 'Beginning of the Great Revival's' success
    — Political films can be a tough sell in many countries, to say the least. But director Huang Jianxin is confident that he's sitting on a blockbuster with "Beginning of the Great Revival," a historical epic detailing the founding of China's...
  • Reel China: Will it play in Peoria and Shanghai?

    Reel China: Will it play in Peoria and Shanghai?
    Moviegoers in China enthusiastically see American films, yet the reverse is almost never true. But you'd think if there would be someone who might bridge the divide — someone whose personal background, connections and professional expertise could...
  • Oscars 2012: Was 'Wings' Hollywood's first bromance?

     
    'Wings' was the first Oscar best picture winner. But it also has staked a historical claim to be Hollywood's first buddy picture....
  • Live: The Magnetic Fields at the Orpheum Theatre

     
    The pop group the Magnetic Fields, which features the songwriting of Stephin Merritt, performed at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Friday night. Times pop critic Randall Roberts was there to review....
  • Shanghai film fest kicks off with honor for Mike Medavoy

     
    The Shanghai International Film Festival kicked off Saturday night by honoring a native-son turned Hollywood producer, Mike Medavoy....
  • VOD Spotlight: Tom Cruise returns in “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”

     
    OK, about that skyscraper scene. The signature moment in Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, and perhaps of the entire film series up to this point, takes place about an hour into the fourth installment, which finds Tom Cruise’s super spy...
  • Around Town: Marvel legend Stan Lee hosts 'Avengers' screening

     
    Marvel Comics' guru Stan Lee will be honored with the Ronald Reagan Foundation "Great Communicator" Award and will host a screening of "The Avengers," which is opening theatrically this weekend, at the Catalina Film Festival. The festival, which runs...
  • 'Warriors of the Rainbow' star: From minister to leading man

     
    Lin Ching-Tai is a 52-year-old Presbyterian minister in Taiwan. But for the epic action film “Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale,” he traded his vestments for tattoos and a fake scar, transforming into the legendary aboriginal chief Mouna...