'Confucius' a snooze for 'Avatar'-hungry Chinese film fans | 1 Mar 2010 // 8:00 AM

BEIJING — It was supposed to be the patriotic holiday hit. "Confucius," the government-backed bio-epic about the ancient philosopher, was tailor-made to stir national pride over

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"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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