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  • Ridley Scott's 'Robin Hood' remake: More poor than rich

     
    Ridley Scott has probably done more period films than any other current Hollywood director. His new “Robin Hood” is his fifth … or even his seventh if you want to count “Alien” and “Blade Runner” as “peri...
  • Andy Klein on 'The Good, the Bad, the Weird'

     
    Though it may have roots in other countries' adventure traditions, the western is, by definition, the most American of all genres. Luckily, foreign filmmakers occasionally take a whack at it, infusing the frequently exhausted form with new angles. Most...
  • 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: 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: 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...
  • 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-...
  • The FBI is riding high

    It is difficult to determine how effective and efficient US counterterrorism efforts are from the vantage point of several years. It is noteworthy that there have been no further attacks on US soil and several potential attacks have been prevented....
  • Friday's TV Talk Shows: Susan Boyle performs on 'The Early Show'

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 22 - 28 in PDF format This week's TV Movies The Early Show Thanksgiving leftovers; Susan Boyle performs. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Good Housekeeping's toy awards; Sophia Loren;......
  • John Woo's 'Red Cliff' still glorious, despite limitations of abridged version

     
    "Red Cliff," John Woo's return to Chinese-language cinema after a decade and a half of Hollywood productions, cannot be viewed as anything less than a triumph. While it is not a return to the contemporary crime genre on which his reputation is built ("A...
  • Andy Klein's Top 10 movies of 2009

     
    top ten movies of 2009...
  • 'JCVD' offers Jean-Claude Van Damme as a case study

    'JCVD' offers Jean-Claude Van Damme as a case study
    Call it Jean-Claude Van Damme's "Being John Malkovich" moment. In the opening sequence in his namesake drama "JCVD," the C-list martial arts movie star is shown punching, kicking and blasting his way across a wartime wasteland. Even if he's looking...