Monday, December 15, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
The movie was destined for video when it was purchased by Fox Searchlight and shown in select theaters.
A windfall for 'Slumdog Millionaire'
Los Angeles Times, CA -
By John Horn For a movie that once looked like it might never make it into theaters, "Slumdog Millionaire" continued its remarkable ascendancy Thursday, ...
Trio at top of Golden Globes film noms
Slumdog nominated for best film at Golden Globes
Thursday, December 04, 2008
The plot revolves around a young man from the slums of Mumbai who enters a game show to attract his love interest's attention.
The Fox Searchlight film is directed by Danny Boyle and stars Dev Patel and Freida Pinto.
Official trailer for Slumdog Millionaire
Inside Slumdog: Up close with Dev Patel
Director Danny Boyle on destiny in Slumdog Millionaire
'Slumdog Millionaire' gets pre-Oscars award
56 minutes ago
NEW YORK (AFP) — "Slumdog Millionaire" won Oscars momentum Thursday with a best film award in New York from the National Board of Review. ...
National Board: `Slumdog' is 2008's best film
The Associated Press
‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Takes National Board of Review Best Film Kudos
Slumdog Millionaire : fete of the fests
Times of India
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Kerry Gordy, son of the original producer, Berry Gordy, will share production duties with RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan and John Davis (1984). Dallas Jackson will write the screenplay, which will follow the plot of the first movie with modifications to appeal to today's young audience.
Columbia Pictures and Motown Entertainment are co-producing the remake.
Clip from the original "The Last Dragon"
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
In fact, Cho who plays the role of Sulu in the movie has lead credits in the new trailer that has been released with the Bond flick "Quantum of Solace."
Star Trek traces the early years of the original series characters who face a Romulan threat.
The Star Trek franchise has long been noted for its diverse casting and progressive portrayal of different races, women and "aliens" in the future. Although some stereotypes exist, particularly in the earlier series and movies, it was often ahead of the rest of the industry on this issue.
Crew member of the new Star Trek prequel including John Cho as Sulu (second from right). Chris Pine plays Capt. Kirk and Zoë Saldana is cast as Lt. Uhura.
The new bridge of the Enterprise. Zachary Quinto, of "Heroes" fame plays Spock.
J.J. Abrams, who recently directed "Cloverfield," was at the helm for the new Trek film.
New Star Trek Trailer Offers Just a Glimpse of John Cho
Hyphen Magazine, CA -
Nov 17, 2008
John Cho takes on the role of Sulu in the new Star Trek, which has has been lauded over the years as a forward-thinking show that had diverse casts ...
Star Trek trailer is released - first contact is a smashing success.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Fifteen films will screen in the competition section for the coveted Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix. A green carpet welcome highlighted an environmental theme for the festival this year.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
The film has signed on Hollywood stars including Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Superman Returns star Brandon Routh, and Bond girl Denise Richards for appearances in the film.
Buzz18 IndiaAkshay teaches ‘Superman’ to fly
Times of India, India - Oct 3, 2008
It’s amazing, for a film with a name like Kambakht Ishq, he’s packed it with some of the biggest action stars in the business. ...
Superman in Bollywood? Buzz18 India
NDTV.comStallone to be at Kambakht Ishq's premiere
NDTV.com, India - Oct 10, 2008
Producer Sajid Nadiadwala has hit it off so well with Sylvester Stallone while shooting for Kambakht Ishq that he has convinced the Rocky star to attend the ...
Friday, October 03, 2008
Tribesmen near the border with Afghanistan claimed to have fired at two NATO "gunships" on Friday, and to have downed two US drones on Thursday. There was no independent confirmation of these claims. Some tribal groups along the border have set up anti-aircraft artillery along the border to guard against NATO incursions.
Washington PostUS missile strike kills 21 - Pakistani TV report
Reuters India, India - 4 hours ago
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A US missile strike in a Pakistani tribal region known as a haven for Taliban and al Qaeda fighters killed up to 21 people, ...
Missile strike in Pakistan kills five: officials Hindustan Times
Pakistan military says US strike was in Afghanistan Reuters South Africa
US missile attack in Pakistan kills at least nine Reuters Canada
Map of Pakistan locating North Waziristan, where a missile strike by suspected US spy drone killed at least four people, according to security officials Wednesday. (AFP)
Thursday, October 02, 2008
The film will be based on the book "Taking Woodstock: A True Story of a Riot, a Concert, and a Life," by Elliot Tiber, who played a key role in organizing the huge concert.
MTV.comAng Lee ‘Woodstock’ Film Aims To Be A Mind-Altering Experience
MTV.com - Sep 24, 2008
... Hidden Dragon” and “Brokeback Mountain,” so it’s even more impressive when you think about the fact that Ang Lee’s next flick is about Woodstock.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Released by Genius Products and The Weinstein Company, The Rebel follows the encounter and eventual pairing of two characters from different sides of the fight against French colonization in Vietnam.
Johnny Nguyen does a good job in the male lead role were he is pitted against Dustin Nguyen who steals the show with an excellent portrayal of a hardened, ruthless Vietnamese agent working for the French colonial government. The three main characters all share the same fate of having mothers who suffered harshly as a result of colonization.
Actress Ngo Thanh Van plays the daughter of the rebel commander who is herself an insurgent and is particularly riveting early in the film.
The martial arts action in this flick is top quality with a lot of unique moves not seen in typical kung fu films of Chinese origin. All three lead roles do well in the fight scenes, and in the many blazing gun battles.
Some of the camera work highlights well the lush landscape of Vietnam particularly when the action moves out into the rebel strongholds in the rain forest.
For those that like actions movies, there is plenty here mixed in with good drama, suspense and some food for thought. It may be a bit to gory for those turned off by violent scenes though. What is particularly interesting about the story line is how the thought processes of those Vietnamese who collaborated with the French is examined. In one case, a Francophile eager to emulate French progress and invested by his father with a deep respect for law and order, becomes enlightened by the iniquities of the colonizers. In another, collaboration is simply a means of replacing the oppressor by adopting an even more ruthless approach.
The two disc DVD includes commentary by the three lead actors and Asian cinema expert Bey Logan on the first disc along with the film itself. On the second disc, are exclusive interviews with Johnny Nguyen, Veronica Ngo and Dustin Nguyen. Also included on this disc are a martial arts demo by Johnny, a deleted scene, a documentary on the making of the film and a behind-the-scenes gallery.
Set in Vietnam in the 1920s, anti-French rebels band together to fight an epic battle against foreign occupation.
· Commentary By Stars Johnny Tri Nguyen, Veronica Ngo, Dustin Nguyen & Asian Cinema Expert Bey Logan
· Empty Hand, Noble Heart: An Exclusive Interview With Johnny Tri Nguyen
· Cry For Freedom: An Exclusive Interview With Leading Lady Veronica Ngo
· The Dark Destroyer: An Exclusive Interview With Leading Protagonist Dustin Nguyen
· One Man Army: A Martial Arts Demonstration By Johnny Nguyen
· Iron Jacket: A Deleted Scene From The Preview Cut Of The Rebel
· The Rebel: An Original Making Of Featurette
· Behind-The-Scenes Gallery
· Trailer Gallery
Street Date: September 30, 2008
Pre-book: August 19, 2008
Catalog Number: 81282
Run Time: 103 minutes
Languages: English Dolby 5.1, and Vietnamese Dolby 5.1, Vietnamese DTS
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Here's the official press release.
“A highly entertaining mix of martial arts and historical drama”
SANTA MONICA, CA – Suspense, romance and action ignite when the Vietnamese box office smash THE REBEL charges onto 2-DISC ULTIMATE EDITION DVD
September 30th from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company under the Dragon Dynasty label. Celebrated as the highest grossing Vietnamese film ever made,
THE REBEL stars contemporary Asian superstars Johnny Nguyen (The Protector), Dustin Nguyen (“21 Jump Street,” Finishing the Game) and Vietnamese pop star/actress Ngo Thanh Van. Set in Vietnam in the 1920s during the long-standing French colonization, rebel forces emerge to disrupt the foreign control as the French employ elite Vietnamese agents to destroy them. “So badass it hurts…but it hurts so good,” (Film Threat), THE REBEL is “an achievement of martial arts ability anchored in an intriguing tale of politics, power and betrayal” (Pop Journalism). THE REBEL
2-DISC ULTIMATE EDITION DVD includes extensive and exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus features (see below for details) and will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.95.
Box art and stills from The Rebel, which will be available with both English and Spanish subtitles. A review is forthcoming.
Friday, August 29, 2008
The group is led by Japanese director Takeshi Kitano's "Achilles and the Tortoise," in which Kitano himself plays the lead role of an fame-aspiring artist.
Last year, Chinese director Ang Lee won the top Golden Lion award for "Lust, Caution," repeating a performance from two years earlier when he also won the top prize for "Brokeback Mountain."
Asia on the march at Venice film festival
3 hours ago
VENICE, Italy (AFP) — An inscrutable geisha, a diehard triad, an eccentric Japanese artist -- they are all here at the Venice film festival, ...
Kitano examines cruel art in Venice entry
The Associated Press
New Japanese Film Lampoons "Cruel" Art World
Kitano takes oddball look at world of art
Saturday, July 12, 2008
The 140-minute epic will be released in a shortened version in the West.
Costing $80 million, the film spectacular is the most expensive ever for a Chinese language movie.
(AP Photo/Wally Santana)
Friday, July 04, 2008
Although frequently sourced for animation and special effects, India has long preferred melodramas to science fiction action. The new movie starring Priyanka Chopra will feature androids and flying cars.
Bollywood goes sci-fi with 'Love Story 2050'
Reuters India, India - 1 hour ago
By Shilpa Jamkhandikar MUMBAI (Reuters) - A new Bollywood romance based on the premise of time travel is being seen as the Indian film industry's first ...
Bollywood movie, but SA the real star Advertiser Adelaide
Bollywood can't do without 'love'! Rediff
Priyanka is a complete romantic Oneindia