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Review: Dragonball Evolution

Only traces of the original plot remain: evil alien Piccolo (James Marsters) still fights to collect all seven dragonballs to summon a dragon that will grant one wish.
An accidental comedy
By MADDY MYERS  |  April 17, 2009
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The Children of Huang Shi

Based very loosely on true events, Roger Spottiswoode’s epic tells the story of a cocky and callow young British journalist.
A draggy, laborious effort
By GERALD PEARY  |  May 28, 2008
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Still waters

Have you concluded that Zhang Yimou is a softy and a sellout?
Jia Zhangke runs deep
By GERALD PEARY  |  February 26, 2008
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Shoot ’em up

There’s a great line in the 1992 John Woo movie Hard Boiled : “Give a guy a gun and he thinks he’s Superman. Give him two and he thinks he’s God!”
Stranglehold is a soft-boiled shooter
By MITCH KRPATA  |  September 26, 2007
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The girls of summer

It’s summer, so no one’s surprised at the onslaught of sequels, adaptations, or even movies based on toys. But films with Oscar-caliber women’s roles?
The season for blockbusters, sequels, and . . . great roles for women?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 18, 2007
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Hong Kong rhapsody

Ann Hui came to the Hong Kong film industry after working in television, where she made both episodic dramas and documentaries.
Ann Hui at the HFA
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  March 14, 2007


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Flower power

Many of Zhang Yimou’s films come down to a battle between character and décor. Watch the trailer for Curse of the Golden Flower (QuickTime)
Zhang’s gaudy, gory Curse
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 20, 2006