The World’s End Too Far

I wanted Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright to pull off the final chapter of their genre cinema trilogy, but compared to Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, The World’s End bites off more than it can chew, and, as much as I wanted to, I just couldn’t swallow it. It’s a bittersweet
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Daily Grindhouse Op(posing)-Ed(iting Kungfu)!

Geoff Hunt contacted me last week and asked if I had any thoughts on the recent announcement that The Weinstein Company planned to remake several Shaw Brothers Studio classics as well as produce a prequel to Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Turns out I did, and within moments of my emailing it in, it appeared on
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Martial Arts in Media 8/13

As studios on each side of the oceans scramble to play nice-nice so they can get a piece of China’s burgeoning movie finances and audiences, the results can be both hopeful and crest-falling. Squarely in the latter category is Switch, writer/director Jay Sun’s magnificent mess, seemingly created to bite off hunks of Roger Moore’s James
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