March 30, 2012
Five Favorite Films with Lucy Liu
In a busy career across movies, stage and TV, Lucy Liu has played all kinds of roles: fashionistas, Charlie's Angels, animated snakes and -- perhaps most memorably -- sword-wielding, scalp-collecting bosses of deadly assassination squads. She's currently appearing in this week's The Trouble with Bliss, an independent New York comedy co-starring Dexter's Michael C. Hall and 21 Jump Street's Brie Larson. With the movie opening in New York, LA and across VOD, Liu called in for a conversation about her role, while also sharing some stories from the Chinese set of The Man with the Iron Fists. Read on for more of the chat, but first up -- her five favorite films.
November 1, 2006
Fantastic New Pics from Yimou's "Golden Flower"
I'll keep this short and sweet: If you're a fan of movies like "Hero" and "House of Flying Daggers," you probably have a rather large interest in seeing Zhang Yimou's latest, "Curse of the Golden Flower." And now there's all sorts of production stills and featurettes available for your perusal.
September 5, 2006
Trailer Bulletin: Zhang Yimou's "Curse of the Golden Flower"
Yimou Zhang, the man who brought you "Hero" and "House of Flying Daggers," has another epic adventure in the works. The new one is called "Curse of the Golden Flower," and Sony's planning to release it on December 22nd. Check out the all-new trailer.
February 10, 2006
Streep, Kilmer & Ye Get "Dark"
The Hollywood Reporter indicates that Val Kilmer, Meryl Streep, and Liu Ye will star in a dark drama about a Chinese exchange student who reacts dangerously after being screwed out of the chance to win a Nobel Prize.
January 10, 2006
Online Film Critics Offer Their Annual Nominations
The OFCS, which is hosted right here at Rotten Tomatoes and (full disclosure) includes yours truly as a member, announced their year-end nominations yesterday ... and we hope you'll find a few solid surprises among the more familiar (yet obviously deserving) nominees. The winners will be announced on Monday the 16th.
January 3, 2006
Chicago Critics Announce Their Nominations
Thanks to Movie City News for sharing the scoop on the Windy City critics and their favorite flicks of 2005.The Chicago film journalists will announce their year-end winners on January, 2006.
December 13, 2005
Awards Season Gets Rolling with Crix Picks
If you're a fan of the late-year awards season, be sure to add Movie City News to your hit list, because they deliver some consistently excellent coverage. Mid-December is when most of the critics' groups start doling out their accolades, and so far we've gotten input from reviewers' groups in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington.
October 5, 2005
Summer Tomatometer Wrap-up #3: The Best of the Limited Releases
In the hot summer months, everyone's looking for a way to cool down. This summer, movie audiences decided one of the best places to beat the heat was in the barren, 47-degrees-below-zero but otherwise splendid climate of Antarctica. The runaway (or waddle-away, as the case may be) limited release success of the summer, "March of the Penguins," melted the critics' hearts as well, notching a big 94 percent on the Tomatometer.
August 4, 2005
RT Critical Consensus: "Dukes of Hazzard," Running on Fumes
While it was never the pinnacle of sophistication, "The Dukes of Hazzard" maintained a goofy outlaw charm in its heyday on the tube. "Goofy" is an adjective some have used to describe this remake, starring Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott, and Jessica Simpson; some less charitable scribes say "dumb" is closer to the truth.
February 3, 2005
"Kung Fu Hustle" Dominates HK Film Awards With 16 Noms
Stephen Chow's "Kung Fu Hustle" received nominations in 16 of 19 available categories for the 24th Hong Kong Film Awards, Variety reports. The only categories the movie didn't receive a nomination in are supporting actress, original song, and Asian film. Wong Kar Wai's "2046" received 12 noms including those for film and director, and Derek Yee's "One Night in Mongkok" received 11.