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November 1, 2011

Bill Paxton In Talks to Direct Kung Fu Movie Opens in new window

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July 24, 2007

Seth Rogen Wants Stephen Chow as His Green Hornet Sidekick Opens in new window

If the idea of Seth Rogen as a superhero sounds a little crazy, well, it is. But at least the guy has good taste in co-stars. He'd like to get Stephen Chow to play 'sidekick' Kato. More...

April 26, 2006

Get Your Goofy MTV Movie Awards Noms Right Here Opens in new window

You thought the awards season ended with the Oscars? Please. MTV's just gearing up for their movie awards, which will be broadcast worldwide on June 8th -- but we have all the nominations listed just a click away. (Interesting to note that not only were Paris Hilton & Rob Schneider nominated for awards, but also that "Hustle & Flow" earned three noms -- a movie produced by "MTV Films.") More...

April 18, 2006

Chow Puts His Second "Hustle" on Hold Opens in new window

Asian Cinema site MonkeyPeaches.com reports some good news and some bad: The good news is that there will be a Kung Fu Hustle sequel some time in the future. The bad news is that writer/director Stephen Chow has put Hustle 2 on the back burner for the time being so he can work on a movie that involves kids and rockets. More...

January 10, 2006

Broadcast Film Critics Dole Out Their Awards on National TV Opens in new window

The Broadcast Film Critics Association held their annual awards presentation live on The WB network, with plenty of mildly corny jokes, appreciative acceptance speeches, accolades galore, and even a few cool surprises. (Oh, and their favorite film overall was "Brokeback Mountain.") More...

January 10, 2006

2005 Golden Tomato Awards Winners Announced Opens in new window

Rotten Tomatoes, the trusted online source for gauging the critical reaction to movies, has announced the 2005 recipients of the Golden Tomato Awards, the site's annual awards given to recognize the year's best-reviewed films. More...

January 10, 2006

Online Film Critics Offer Their Annual Nominations Opens in new window

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. More...

January 3, 2006

Chicago Critics Announce Their Nominations Opens in new window

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. More...

December 23, 2005

San Diego, Vegas & Utah Critics Make Their Year-End Picks Opens in new window

Thanks again to MovieCityNews.com for keeping us up-to-date on all the year-end critics flick-picks. This time it's the San Diego, Las Vegas and Utah reviewers who share their favorites, from "Brokeback" to "Kong." More...

December 22, 2005

Phoenix & Toronto Critics Offer Their Year-End Favorites Opens in new window

It's tough to keep up with all the critics' awards being tossed out this time of year, but Movie City News sure helps out a whole lot. This time we have the year-end picks from critic's groups in Phoenix, Arizona, and Toronto, Ontario. More...

December 21, 2005

Southeastern Critics Chime in With Their Picks Opens in new window

The 2005 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards announced their annual awards on Monday, Dec. 19, in Atlanta, Ga. Forty-two members in nine states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia) voted in the 14th annual SEFCA poll. More...

December 20, 2005

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics 2005 Awards Opens in new window

December 19, 2005 -- DALLAS-FORT WORTH FILM CRITICS NAME ?BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN? BEST OF 2005. The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association voted the frontier romance BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN as the best film of 2005, according to the results of its 12th annual critics? poll. More...

December 13, 2005

Awards Season Gets Rolling with Crix Picks Opens in new window

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. More...

September 21, 2005

DreamWorks Animation Introduces "Kung Fu Panda" & New Animation Slate Opens in new window

Variety reports on some doings over at DreamWorks Animation, and they've got a lot more on tap than just another "Shrek" and "Madagascar 2." How about "Kung Fu Panda," starring Jack Black? More...

September 6, 2005

Zhang Ziyi Gets to Work On the Over-Budget "Banquet" Opens in new window

Described as as "Asian version of Hamlet," Feng Xiaogang's "Banquet" begins shooting this month in Beijing, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, at a cost of $20 million ... its already $5mill over-budget! More...

August 31, 2005

Stephen Chow Talks "Kung Fu Hustle" Sequel Opens in new window

Yahoo! News (via the AP) brings the scoopage on a sequel to Stephen Chow's "Kung Fu Hustle," which did somewhat decent business here in the states -- but those who've seen the flick seem to really love it. "Chow called the movie's $17.1 million box office take in America as of Aug. 18 "not bad," but said, "I hope I can do better in the future." More...

April 25, 2005

Penn & Kidman "Interpret" an Impressive Box Office Weekend Opens in new window

Not surprisingly, Sydney Pollack's "The Interpreter," starring Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn, took the #1 box office spot in its opening weekend. But while analysts predicted the flick would easily land in the top spot, the movie opened even stronger than expected. "The Interpreter" hauled in $22.8 million in over 2,700 theaters. More...

April 21, 2005

Critical Consensus: ?Kung Fu Hustle? Best Reviewed Wide Release of the Year Opens in new window

It looks like a busy weekend at the movies this week, with four movies either opening wide or expanding into wide release. There?s something for everyone. For more mature audiences, there?s the Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn political thriller ?The Interpreter.? For teens looking for love, there?s the Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet romantic comedy ?A Lot Like Love.? For laughs, there are two choices ? the Stephen Chow kung fu comedy hit ?Kung Fu Hustle? and the Anthony Anderson kidnapping comedy ?King?s Ransom.? More...

April 18, 2005

"Amityville" Scares Up a Solid Opening Weekend Opens in new window

Sure, sure, it was the only wide release to open this past weekend, so obviously "The Amityville Horror" was bound to hit the #1 spot. But what's pleasantly surprising (to the producers, anyway) is the news that the haunted house remake scared up $23.3 million in over 3,300 theaters. Although "Amityville" did come up short of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and its $28 million opening frame, the filmmakers can take solace in the fact that "Horror" cost less than $20m to produce ... and is therefore (almost) cutting a profit already. More...

February 3, 2005

"Kung Fu Hustle" Dominates HK Film Awards With 16 Noms Opens in new window

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. More...

January 12, 2005

"Kung Fu Hustle" Trailer Online Opens in new window

The trailer for "Kung Fu Hustle" is up on the Sony site. The film, starring Stephen Chow (who also directs) and Yuen Wah, involves a small-time thief who gets on the wrong side of a fierce gang in pre-revolutionary China. "Kung Fu Hustle" will be released in the states on March 18. More...

January 7, 2005

Stephen Chow's Kung Fu Hustle Breaking B.O. Records Opens in new window

Stephen Chow's "Kung Fu Hustle" is breaking box office records across Asia, Variety reports. On its Dec. 24th opening day in Singapore, "Hustle" set the record as having the biggest opening-day B.O. for a Chinese movie at $250,000, and made more in its opening weekend than Chow's previous effort "Shaolin Soccer" made in its entire run at more than $1M. More...

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