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Tron Hunting, All Points West To Fold, and An Early Draft of Cameron’s Acceptance Speech

  Well that was quick. After only two successful years of concerts, New Jersey’s All Points West festival may already be done. (Sound of the City)   California’s Mount Diablo will not be renamed after Ronald Reagan, mostly because “Diablo” sounds really, really cool. (Animal)   Chinese artists were beaten during a peaceful march in Bejing protesting their violent eviction ... Read More »

Celebrate The Year of The Tiger With a Taste of Chinese Cinema

  Well wouldn’t you know it, Chinese New Year falls on Valentine’s Day 2010. Even if you’re not normally the kind of goose or gander who would tend to ring in 4707 (or 4646 depending on how you count), you’ve got a built-in theme for this year’s romantic celebrations. More than that, there are two film series here in New ... Read More »

“City of Life and Death” Pulled From Film Forum, Sigur Rós Singer’s Vid, Star Wars Tourism, and Cycling Across India

  National Geographic Entertainment has decided to pull “City of Life and Death” (above, courtesy of National Geographic Entertainment), a dramatization of Japanese “Rape of Nanking” from a coming screening at Film Forum due to ongoing skirmishes with the Chinese ministry of foreign affairs. [NYT]   DreamTours is offering a 46-day cycle tour across India in 2011. It’s 2,050 miles ... Read More »

Chinese Government Bravely Fights Scourge of Pajamas in Public

  If we had to write up a list of things that need changing in China, the world’s most populous and oldest country, we might focus on issues of humanitarian rights, slave labor, environmental pollution, or banning Jackie Chan films. But, as recent tensions over the renaming of a treasured mountain peek after an “Avatar” location revealed, the Chinese have ... Read More »

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

  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 »

Chinese Tourist Board Chucks “Avatar Mountain” Idea, Avatards Weep Bitter Tears

Perhaps you remember yesterday when we noted that Chinese officials of Wulingyan National Park had renamed one of the famous peaks in that Hunan-province natural reserve after the “Hallelujah Mountains” in “Avatar”, a movie that apparently used the unique landscape to create their CGI environment. Well not so fast now. Seems that officials speaking through the State’s Xinhua news agency ... Read More »

Celebrate 60 Years of Chinese Communism With Degenerate Capitalist Cameras

  Has it been 60 years already? Seems like just the other day the workers of the world’s oldest and longest-surviving nation threw off the shackles of their monarchist oppressors and gave birth to that paradise of human rights and individual equality we like to call “Red China”. Sarcasm aside, it’s quite a feat for what remains a systemically communist ... Read More »

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