| Apr 28, 2010
| 4:35 PM
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...
| Nov 26, 2009
| 9:34 PM
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;......
| Nov 27, 2009
| 4:34 PM
"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...
| Jan 6, 2010
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| Nov 15, 2008
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...
| Nov 22, 2009
Before signing on to star as the lead detective in CBS' missing-persons drama "Cold Case," Kathryn Morris was courted by Steven Spielberg and Rod Lurie. She played every male's fantasy in HBO's "The Mind of the Married Man" and in John Woo's "Paycheck."...
| Jun 24, 2011
— 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...
| Jul 3, 2011
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...
| Jul 14, 2011
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...
| Jun 14, 2011
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-...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 1:05 PM
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...