Articles tagged john woo

18 May 2015 // 10:00 AM

PopTalk: What Makes Something “So Bad It’s Good?”

From The Room to Southland Tales, "so-bad-it's-good" cinema has become a cult industry. Why do people waste time on ostensibly "bad" films?

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The Magnetic Fields: 8.February.2010 - Toronto

Multiple online music forums were abuzz when it was announced that The Magnetic Fields would be playing at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto. 

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TOKYO - For director John Woo to realize his 18-year dream of filming the 13th-century masterpiece “Romance of the Three Kingdoms,” he would have to

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11 Oct 2007 // 11:00 PM

Stranglehold

Stranglehold resembles Hard Boiled in that it, like the film, seems largely a series of very pretty, very stylish action sequences unified by only the thinnest veneer of a plot and motivations for characters.

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12 Sep 2007 // 10:42 PM

Face/Off

This may be the last time the Woo signatures -- slow-mo gun battles flanked by slo-mo birds; "balletic" leaps through the air; two-man Mexican stand-offs -- were effective in a remotely serious manner

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17 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

Paycheck (2003)

'A true hero,' says John Woo on the commentary track for the Paycheck DVD, 'always reaches out a helping hand to others.'"

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8 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

Paycheck (2003)

Michael (Ben Affleck) doesn't set out to control anything: he just wants to get paid.

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13 Jun 2002 // 1:00 AM

Windtalkers (2002)

Though it might be argued that Nicolas Cage roaring and contorting in slow motion makes for good action cinema, it's hardly the basis for a thoughtful interrogation of how war works, how it shatters (or otherwise forever changes) participants, and reinforces systemic racism.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)

The first Mission: Impossible film was an elaborately nonsensical piece of eye candy, little more than an excuse to outfit Tom Cruise in tight black

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Double Take: 'The French Connection' (1971)

// Short Ends and Leader

"You pick your feet in Poughkeepsie, and we pick The French Connection for Double Take #18.

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