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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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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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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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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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