Hong Kong film-maker Run Run Shaw died yesterday at the age of 106. His influence stretched from Hollywood to Piccadilly
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Sunday 05 January 2014
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Wednesday 27 February 2013
Famous film trade mag Variety is adapting for the web by killing off its daily print edition in favour of a once-a-week edition and removing its online paywall. In its honour here are some of its best inside-Hollywood lexicographical inventions (dubbed slanguage):
Thursday 06 December 2012
Saturday 19 May 2012
Martial-arts champion Gina Carano is convincing as lethal Mallory, a black ops commando who is assigned by her slimy boss (Ewan McGregor) to “babysit” Michael Fassbender's agent in Dublin.
Friday 19 November 2010
The original Karate Kid (1984), with a bright-eyed Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita's shrewd Mr Miyagi, had an awful lot of wit and charm and appealed to bullied teenagers everywhere.
Monday 20 September 2010
Friday 30 July 2010
Friday 05 June 2009
David Carradine's finest hours were probably those spent inhabiting the character of Kwai Chang Caine in the early-1970s TV series, Kung Fu. In concept, Kung Fu was a masterly conflation of two wildly different genres: the old-style Western and the new martial arts movies, starring Bruce Lee. My teen generation, raised on both late-Sixties hippie mysticism and the suave violence of the James Bond/ Man from UNCLE franchises, admired this peculiar hybrid of saintliness and savagery, toughness and transcendentalism.
Friday 30 January 2009
JCVD? What's this – a sexual superbug?
Friday 10 October 2008
Friday 11 July 2008
The producers seem to have reckoned that, given their USP, trivial things like a story hardly mattered.
Sunday 08 June 2008
Friday 17 December 2004
Tuesday 28 September 2004
Wednesday 18 February 2004
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