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What’s New in Hong Kong? Gastropubs, Towering Views, and Lots of Smog

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  If you’ve ever thumbed through a copy of our “FILM + TRAVEL: Asia, Oceania, Africa” (and if you haven’t, you really should), you’d know that Hong Kong is one of our favorite towns for ear-splitting, bone-crunching cinematic action. But the backdrop for such explosive, high-kicking flicks as “Infernal Affairs”, “Chungking Express”, and thousands upon thousands of others is not ... Read More »

David Byrne, Fatboy Slim, and Florence Welch Set Imelda Marcos’ Life To Music in First “Here Lies Love” Single

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  Forget about Madonna in “Evita”. No single musical project dedicated to telling the life story of a despot’s wife has featured as many stars as Fatboy Slim and David Byrne’s new concept album with accompanying book, DVD, and other materials, “Here Lies Love” (as least, none that we know of). The tale of Imelda Marcos’ rise to fame and ... Read More »

Jackie Chan’s Banned ‘Shinjuku Incident’ Arrives In U.S. Theaters

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  Most of those who love their Kung-Fu flicks lost faith in the world’s biggest movie star, Mr. Jackie Chan, sometime around “The Tuxedo” (2002). While most of Chan’s catalog leans toward the humorous side of high kicks and throat punches, the actor, director, and producer, now 56, has become more notable stateside for child-tailored pablum (i.e. last month’s “The ... Read More »

R.I.P. Miramax: Our Five Favorite Locations From Three Decades of Big-Budget Arthouse Classics

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  Miramax, the once-pugnacious arthouse Hollywood indie studio that fought and clawed its way into mainstream success, quietly closes today after 31 years of bringing the great vistas of the world to American moviegoers. It’s been a long, slow death for the firm that, under the direction of the uncompromising, often combative Weinstein brothers, went from a small distributor, to ... Read More »

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