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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 »

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 »

We’re With the Band: Maitreya

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Rapper Maitreya has had traveled a long road — from his native New Zealand to New York and back, with a little help from the internet along the way. After years of gigging his way around the world, the artist was one of the first acts to make it big on SellaBand, a website where fans “invest” in independent artists. ... Read More »

Meet Museyon: Scarlet Cheng

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It’s time to meet Scarlet Cheng, your guide to Film + Travel in Hong Kong. A life-long lover of film, she got an on-location education on the industry while living in Hong Kong. In our guide to Film + Travel, she shares that expertise. After the jump, find out the one actress she wish more people would watch…     Read More »

Where in the World?

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It may not look like much, but this building complex helped introduce the West to a major director. Originally planned as cheap housing, the buildings now features apartments, low-budget hotels, shops, and restaurants, covering 17 stories and an entire block. A gathering place for many of its city’s minority groups, Time Magazine called this it “the best example of globalization” ... Read More »

Nocturne: The City in Pictures: Hong Kong, China

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  Hong Kong has changed a lot since the ‘90s, when the city was pumping out more than 200 films a year. But directors are still drawn to the city, with its colonial past and capitalist present. Join Scarlet Cheng for a tour of the city’s landmarks and spend a day with director Zhang Yimou. About Your Guide: Scarlet Cheng ... Read More »

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