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Live Free or Die Hard: Some Titles That Didn’t Make It …

By at June 25, 2007 | 9:28 am | 23 Comments

Live Free or Die Hard: Some Titles That Didn’t Make It …

Even if you're not a big fan of action movies -- or the Die Hard series -- you have to appreciate the humor in the title Live Free or Die Hard, which opens this week. The name's a perfect mix of the overdone action entries of the late 80s (like Die Hard) and a wink at the current US political vibe. So we couldn't resist offering alternate titles for your amusement, more...

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New Hong Kong Martial Arts Movies — Will They Redefine The Genre?

By at June 22, 2007 | 3:53 pm | 2 Comments

Forget elegant high-wire martial arts films. A new team is ready to deliver some old-style bone crunching -- with an updated twist. A newly formed collaboration has announced the development of three new martial arts action movies. The players: 1) The Weinstein Company, owners of a reported $275 million Asian film fund and 2) Qi (pronounced "chee"), a partnership more...

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Street Thief Preview: Interview with Director Malik Bader

By at June 20, 2007 | 10:33 pm | 54 Comments

When does a documentary go too far? When it chronicles a crime? How about the planning of a crime? Filmmaker Malik Bader forces these questions with the controversial Street Thief, a gritty film that follows the life of a Chicago felon practicing his craft. After successful festival screenings -- most notably at Tribeca in '06 -- the movie hits A&E Thursday night more...

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Sicko Preview: Current Health Report on Michael Moore’s Documentary

By at June 20, 2007 | 6:39 am | 2 Comments

If you've ever uttered "I can't wait to see that movie!" the Weinstein Brothers understand. After a Monday sneak preview of Michael Moore's Sicko, the gonzo filmmaker's thrashing of our ailing health care system, The Weinstein Company decided to release the movie to NYC theaters one week early. So, if you live in The Big Apple, you can line up this Friday. (In 30 more...

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