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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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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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Forbidden Kingdom

In The Forbidden Kingdom, Lu Yan instructs the boy in ancient wisdom and martial arts, offering up the occasional Mr. Miyagi-ism.

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Jet Lis Fearless (Huo Yuan Jia) (2006)

Twenty-five years after his first martial arts movie appearance, Jet Li is retiring from the genre he helped to popularize in the West, with a film that looks both forward and back.

Andrew Horbal
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Unleashed (2005)

At once ferocious and delicate, brilliantly choreographed by Yuen Wo-Ping, the fights are like dance numbers.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Hero (2002)

Hero reimagines history in a way that underlines its tragedy.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Hero (2002)

Had it been released five years ago, Hero's point might have seemed anachronistic, but today, it's hard to ignore its resonance with world events.

Oliver Wang
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Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

Deemed 'The Next Tom Cruise' by 'GQ' magazine, the prolific, asthmatic, and charismatic Dark Man X continues to power his way into the movies.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Contract Killer (Sat sau ji wong) (1998)

A diluted reissue of Tung Wai's Hitman.

Scott Thill
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The One (2001)

PULL.

Cynthia Fuchs
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