Articles tagged michelle yeoh

The Power of Body Language: Michelle Yeoh, Action Cinema’s First Lady

Watching Michelle Yeoh fight on screen is like watching Fred Astaire dance: simply beautiful.

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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

I've never been so eager to skip past the story to get to the special features.

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Supercop (aka Police Story 3: Supercop)

For a long time, fans of Hong Kong action movies have complained about the “Americanization” of the genre. No, not the obvious bows to Western

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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

If aspirations and ambitions were all it took to make a good movie (or at the very least, a merely entertaining one), there’d be

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1 Sep 2008 // 11:30 PM

Babylon A.D.

The fact that Aurora incarnates some extreme other possibility -- be it "light" or darkness, miraculous birth or genocide -- makes her one more "mother of the future."

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27 Aug 2008 // 10:42 PM

Babylon…and On

Mathieu Kassovitz is livid. Not just angry, mind you, but completely pissed off. After five long years of planning and praying, after months of harsh

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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Amid all the poorly edited, atrociously written tumult, the silly CGI and the tragic misuse of Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh, Rick remains an appealing throwback hero.

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30 Jul 2008 // 10:43 PM

Corpse Grinding

It’s never pleasant when something that was lightweight (albeit cheesy) and fun is forced into profit sharing mode. Put another way, when a franchise

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26 Jul 2008 // 10:45 AM

Tai Chi Master (1993)

It’s incredible when you think of it, but Jet Li’s first Hollywood film (as a villain in Lethal Weapon IV) was a mere 10

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These ‘Children’ Deserve a More Factual Format

While it may seem sacrilegious to say it, stories of heroic human efforts during the tenuous dangers of wartime appear to be an international dime

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23 May 2008 // 2:05 AM

Children of Huang Shi

Children of Huang Shi is another movie about a well-meaning white man stumbling into an exotic and unknowable elsewhere where he learns all about himself.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: August 2008

Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.

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A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

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30 Jul 2007 // 12:05 AM

British director gets around to making his own sci-fi adventure

Soon after having made his second film, the exuberant drug-addiction drama “Trainspotting,” Danny Boyle got a lucrative offer from 20th Century Fox to direct the

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26 Jul 2007 // 4:47 AM

‘Sunshine’ star Michelle Yeoh hits the heights

The world’s most famous female action heroine is deathly afraid of heights. Yet there was Michelle Yeoh, lashed into a nose-diving stunt plane to

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20 Jul 2007 // 2:57 AM

Sunshine (2007)

The notion of loss pervades Sunshine, even as calculations of self are increasingly complex.

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The PopMatters ‘Short Ends & Leader’ Spring Film Preview

In order to separate the worthy from the worthless, PopMatters' "Short Ends & Leader" editor is highlighting 10 new films he's looking forward to this spring.

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Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

The fact of Sayuri's stunning blue eyes only underlines the film's refusal to engage with the hardships geishas endure as a matter of course. She is 'special', she is treasured, she is property.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

The film's narrative unfolds slowly -- too slowly at first.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

One doesn't need a Kung Fu Cinema background to enjoy 'Crouching Tiger', but it helps in appreciating how the movie builds on -- and arguably surpasses -- that rich cinematic tradition.

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Ubisoft Understands the Art of the Climb

// Moving Pixels

"Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Grow Home epitomize the art of the climb.

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