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L.A. UnleashedBANGKOK â Many Asians believe the Year of the Rabbit means good luck for those born under that zodiac sign, but conservationists warn that the furry creatures themselves are being loved to death in Asia and some species are dying......
VarietyBEIJING -- China's most prominent helmer Zhang Yimou was named artistic director of the private Chinese shingle Le Vision Pictures at a gala event in Beijing on Monday. He will also oversee a new in-house production fund. "Signing with Le Vision Pictures...
Gong Li tapped for 'Last Empress': Seven Stars enlists thesp for lead role in China-US co-productionVarietySeven Stars Film Studios has tapped Gong Li to take the lead role in the China-US co-production of "The Last Empress." Seven Stars had announced in July that it had come on board as the lead investor in July with the late Jake Eberts producing the...
Tags: Drama (genre), China, Entertainment, Movies, Justin Lin
Special to the Los Angeles TimesFor those curious about what it's like to watch a Chinese-language remake of "What Women Want," it's mostly like watching the 2000 Nancy Meyers film "What Women Want." In Chinese. Just different enough, it has neither the obsessional pull of Gus Van Sant'...
Detectives Sonny (Colin Farrell) and Ricardo (Jamie Foxx) go undercover to infiltrate an international drug trade. They get in too deep when Sonny hooks up with Isabella (Gong Li), an associate of the dealers who shares the boss' money and his bed....
Tribune restaurant critic1 star (out of four) "I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti," is one of Hannibal Lecter's most chilling lines in 1991's "Silence of the Lambs," but in "Hannibal Rising," the latest prequel in the Lecter saga, it could serve as a punch...
(Keith Hampshere/Weinstein Co.) Rookie Ulliel ("A Very Long Engagement") gets the Hayden Christensenlike task of tackling the early days of an iconic screen villain, showing how he went from normal lad to liver-chomping FBI case study. Obviously...
Tags: Hayden Christensen, FBI, Vice (movie)
Zap2It.comIn one of the few playful moments in Hannibal Rising, the evil genius with an advanced taste for humans dons a samurai mask (don't ask) that resembles the face guard Doctor Lecter wore to keep his fangs off innocent flesh in Silence of the Lambs. The...
Special to The TimesLacking the wit to qualify as a sick joke, the ongoing saga of Hannibal Lecter has become the Grand Guignol equivalent of a shaggy-dog story, a rambling, directionless yarn whose promising beginnings have been eclipsed by its stubborn failure to end. A...
Special to The TimesHe's an orphaned immigrant who ascended to the top of the psychiatric profession. An accomplished author, gourmet and patron of the arts, he's a true Renaissance man. And he kills and eats people. Hannibal Lecter is the American dream on Thorazine. He...
Times Staff Writer"Zhou Yu's Train" is something of a rarity in Chinese cinema, the all-stops-out romantic movie. It stars Gong Li, master director Zhang Yimou's former longtime muse. Since their personal and professional breakup with "Shanghai Triad" (1995), Gong has been...
Tags: Sex, Entertainment, Sony Corp., Movies, Poetry
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday April 17, 1998 Drenchingly romantic, world-weary and perhaps not just a little foolish, "Chinese Box," Wayne Wang's love letter to his native Hong Kong, is the kind of film that can be rewarding if you embrace it for its bold attempt rather...
Tags: Death, Jeremy Irons, England, China, Wayne Wang
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