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  1. Real Steel (Film)

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Barry C Chung If Rock 'em Sock 'em robot toys were made into a film, it would probably look something like Real Steel. Or at least that's what the filmmakers would have you believe. But behind the bare-knuckle carnage, there's a touching father-son story much like in Sylvester Stallone's 1987 arm-wrestling road trip Over the Top. Real Steel is set ...

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    First among sequels

    Posted May 05th 2013, 05:40pm by DAVID GERMAIN

    ... also that orphan from Krypton in the latest Superman revival, Man of Steel, who seems ripe for a new franchise in this age of superhero blockbusters. “Introducing a new audience to a new idea ... of Steel. “There’s such a rich comic-book history and so many ideas that have not been touched on over the years.” Man of Steel distributor Warner Brothers Pictures has had tremendous franchise ...

  3. Robots boxing clever

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Barry C Chung You've heard of boxing. You've probably heard of robot wars. The next logical step in the evolution is surely bare-knuckle robot-boxing! Real Steel takes these two elements and transports them into the future, to a time when boxing between men no longer has the same appeal as it does now. In this future, man-made, super-tall robots slug it out in the ring. ...

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    Film: Mainlanders don't take a shine to 'Iron Man 3' bonus feature

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by XU DONGHUAN

    ... Iron Man 3's uncut Chinese version has bonus footage, but mainlanders are still crying foul Compared with recent Hollywood blockbusters such as Django Unchained and Cloud Atlas, which did not escape the snips of Chinese censors, Iron Man 3 is much luckier. Since the superhero movie's release in mainland cinemas on May 1, local audiences have been treated not only ...

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    China to get its own version of Iron Man 3

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Los Angeles Chinese variation features actress Fan Bingbing and will have bonus footage for viewers in China Mainland to get its own version of Iron Man 3 Walt Disney will release a separate version of its Marvel comic-book movie Iron Man 3 on the mainland, an unexpected plot twist for Hollywood's most prominent collaboration yet in the country. Disney ...

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    Movie review: Oblivion

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 11:14am by Jason Y Ng

    ... buildings like Bruce Willis and Will Smith – but a more brainy, reflective and troubled man of action who uses both brains and brawn to fight a system that comes crashing down on him. How many times ... adds nothing to the sci-fi canon. The many visually spectacular sets – including a stunning glass-and-steel apartment where the hero and his wife reside (and swim in the nude) – are interesting ...

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    Art House: Comrades, almost a love story

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... Ho's nuanced screenplay, inarguably that year's- if not the decade's- best. In tracing the relationship between Guangzhou native Lee Kiu (Maggie Cheung Man-yuk) and Tianjin-born Li ...

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    China Digest, October 10, 2012

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... to the scene promptly as vehicles were blocking the emergency lane. The cause of the fire was unclear. HUBEI Suicide bid aborted A police officer and a firefighter talked a man out of jumping from ... a ladder truck to get the man down. He said he wanted to die because of financial and marital problems. More than 100 people have tried to commit suicide from the bridge since it opened in 1995. ...

  9. Into no man's land

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a French farm inhabited by a kind-hearted girl and eventually to the trenches and no man's land. Throughout the journey, Joey encounters the disasters of war. But at each stop, civilians ...

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    Film Postcard: Edinburgh

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by James Mottram

    ... Festival, which ran on June 19-30, seemed determined to remind us of man's insignificance in the face of Mother Nature. Indeed, one of the festival's so-called pathways- thematic guides ... Wright's For Those in Peril, which opened in Cannes, is a drama that poetically deals with one young man's guilt when he returns as the lone survivor of a fishing boat accident in which five ...




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