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'The Great Wall' Movie: Zhang Yimou-Matt Damon Collaboration Proof Countries Should Work Together?

The Great Wall movie with Matt Damon: Awkward-accented British mercenary fights the Taotie in costly Chinese-American collaboration. 'The Great Wall' movie: Zhang Yimou-Matt Damon collaboration evidence that – for better or for worse – countries can work together In this divisive age, when countries are turning inward with a nationalist, xenophobic fervor, it's comforting to know that the United States and China, their relationship mercurial and wary, can work together and, in the spirit of cooperation and unity, make a terrible movie. A co-production between Legendary East (the Chinese arm of Burbank, California-based, Legendary Entertainment) and China Film Group, The Great Wall is reportedly the most expensive film ever shot in China, a nation with aspirations to make films that […]


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'The Great Wall' Movie: Zhang Yimou-Matt Damon Collaboration Proof Countries Should Work Together?



'Beginning of the Great Revival': Chinese Communist Propaganda Movie Premiered

Huang Jianxin and Han Sanping's Beginning of the Great Revival Political propaganda has always been a movie staple, from Rupert Julian's The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin, made during World War I, and Leni Riefenstahl's Nazi-glorifying Triumph of the Will to Leo McCarey's anti-Red My Son John and Huang Jianxin and Han Sanping's pro-Red Beginning of the Great Revival. Featuring an all-star that includes John Woo, Andy Lau, Daniel Wu, Zhou Xun, Chow Yun-fat, and Curse of the Golden Flower's Liu Ye as Mao Zedong, Beginning of the Great Revival had its premiere today as part of commemorations for the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. Two years ago, The Founding of a Republic – about how the Communists […]


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'Beginning of the Great Revival': Chinese Communist Propaganda Movie Premiered



Michelle Yeoh Martial Arts Fighting, Zack Snyder Directing 'Superman' Reboot

Michelle Yeoh gets some martial arts practice in 'Reign of Assassins.' Michelle Yeoh martial arts skills displayed in 'Reign of Assassins' Chao-Bin Su's upcoming Reign of Assassins marks the return of Michelle Yeoh, 48, to the martial arts genre. Yeoh hadn't kicked, fought, and flown on screen since her ferocious star turn in Ang Lee's Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award winner Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon ten years ago. According to an Associated Press report, the role of a fabric seller haunted by her past as an assassin was expressly written for Yeoh. The Malaysian-born actress, however, had some misgivings about her abilities to perform action scenes, for in the last decade she had played mostly dramatic roles in films […]


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Michelle Yeoh Martial Arts Fighting, Zack Snyder Directing 'Superman' Reboot