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Hong Kong’s ‘Where the Wind Blows’ Sidesteps Protests For China Promo

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Hong Kong film director Philip Yung and his cast were in Shanghai on Monday to promote their upcoming film “Where the Wind Blows.” They revealed new details while cautiously sidestepping — for the most part — the awkward issue of last week’s massive civil protests in Hong Kong against a controversial bill that would have deepen ties with China, which have been entirely censored from mainland Chinese media.

The film, which used to be titled “Theory of Ambitions” in English, stars Hong Kong’s Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Aaron Kwok, Patrick Tam and Michael Chow and Chinese actress Du Juan. The actors play four notoriously corrupt police officers who rose to power in 1960s Hong Kong, and Du one of their wives. The stylish crime thriller covers a particularly long time span, said Kwok, saying he had to play officer Lui Lok from age 20 up until around 80.

“As a born and bred Hong Konger,
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Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the early 1960s, including ‘Moon River,’ ‘Days of Wine and Roses’

Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the early 1960s, including ‘Moon River,’ ‘Days of Wine and Roses’
This article marks Part 8 of the Gold Derby series analyzing 84 years of Best Original Song at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at the timeless tunes recognized in this category, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the Academy Awards winners.

The 1960 Oscar nominees in Best Original Song were:

“The Green Leaves of Summer” from “The Alamo

The Facts of Life” from “The Facts of Life

The Second Time Around” from “High Time

Never on Sunday” from “Never on Sunday

“Faraway Part of Town” from “Pepe

Won: “Never on Sunday” from “Never on Sunday

Should’ve won: “The Green Leaves of Summer” from “The Alamo

1960 Best Original Song is a mostly enjoyable affair and remarkable in at least one regard – it produced the first winner to hail from a foreign language film, the Melina Mercouri vehicle “Never on Sunday,” which also garnered a boatload of other nominations that year,
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Good news for ‘This Is Me’: The Globes and Oscars have sung the same tune more often than you might think

Good news for ‘This Is Me’: The Globes and Oscars have sung the same tune more often than you might think
“Remember Me” from “Coco” is the favorite to win the Best Original Song Oscar, but it needs to watch out for “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman” — not just because it’s a huge hit and NBC is using it as its Winter Olympics soundtrack, but because it’s the Golden Globe champ. Before you scream “The Globes and Oscars never pick the same song winner!”, know that they have agreed the past three years and their split choices are a relatively new phenomenon.

The Globes gave out its first song award to the title track from “Town Without Pity” (1961) — the Oscars went with “Moon River” from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” — but didn’t start handing out the prize annually until three years later. The Globes and Oscars matched only once that decade, for “The Windmills of Your Mind” from “The Thomas Crown Affair” (1968).

See Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez
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The Voice Top 11 Performance Recap: Solid Gold and 'Diamonds' in the Rough

The Voice Top 11 Performance Recap: Solid Gold and 'Diamonds' in the Rough
Get it together, Adam Levine. Get. It. Together. Based on the poll that followed last Tuesday’s recap of The Voice’s Top 12 results show, you really, really dislike Mark Isaiah. But, reading between the votes, isn’t it actually the teen’s coach that we’re most eager to eliminate? If the kid couldn’t get together a passable rendition of Drake’s “One Dance,” shouldn’t Adam have steered him in another direction? While we’re on the subject of the Maroon 5 frontman, his selection of Shania Twain’s “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” for Lilli Passero
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Review: FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan Is Bitter, Biting and Entertaining

Review: FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan Is Bitter, Biting and Entertaining
“Feuds are never about hate,” says Olivia de Havilland (Catherine Zeta-Jones) at the start of Feud: Bette and Joan, Ryan Murphy’s biting, bitter, entertaining FX series about Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and their notorious lack of collegiality during the filming of the 1962 horror classic What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? “Feuds are about pain.”

And these two “old broads” (Davis’ term) were aching: They signed on for Jane, a freakish study in sisterly pathology, to reverse declining careers. Because the studio wanted a hit and the press craved copy, the stars’ mutual dislike was stoked into hatred.

Feud arguably
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Criterion Collection: The Bridge | Blu-ray Review

Criterion releases actor turned director Bernhard Wicki’s feature film debut The Bridge for the very first time on Region 1. Though he directed a mid-length film the year before, Why Are They Against Us?, it would be his next project, arriving in 1959, that would come to be known as the first anti-war film to come out of Germany, as well as the nation’s first post-war film to reach international recognition and critical acclaim. It would go on to win the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film in the Us, and it secured an Academy Award Nomination in the same category (losing out to Marcel CamusBlack Orpheus).

The title paved the way for a short-lived English language career for Wicki, but more importantly, stood as the platform upon which the burgeoning New German Cinema auteurs would proliferate, precipitating Volker Schlondorff’s own 1966 debut, Young Torless, a much darker
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On TCM: Larger Than Life Douglas Turns 97 Next December

Kirk Douglas movies: The Theater of Larger Than Life Performances Kirk Douglas, a three-time Best Actor Academy Award nominee and one of the top Hollywood stars of the ’50s, is Turner Classic Movies’ "Summer Under the Stars" featured star today, August 30, 2013. Although an undeniably strong screen presence, no one could ever accuse Douglas of having been a subtle, believable actor. In fact, even if you were to place side by side all of the widescreen formats ever created, they couldn’t possibly be wide enough to contain his larger-than-life theatrical emoting. (Photo: Kirk Douglas ca. 1950.) Right now, TCM is showing Andrew V. McLaglen’s 1967 Western The Way West, a routine tale about settlers in the Old American Northwest that remains of interest solely due to its name cast. Besides Douglas, The Way West features Robert Mitchum, Richard Widmark, Lola Albright, and 21-year-old Sally Field in her The Flying Nun days.
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2013 Labor Day weekend marathons: 'White Queen, 'Continuum' and more

Labor Day weekend is here for 2013 and if you don't have any plans, there are plenty of great shows to check out over the weekend. You can catch up on "Continuum" Season 2 on Syfy, or watch the first three episodes of "The White Queen" on Starz. Sunday, Sept. 1 there's a killer Alfred Hitchcock movie marathon running all day on TCM.

Also, it's college football kick-off weekend, so settle in Saturday for the guys' returning to the gridiron.

Set your DVRs and check your local listings for times and channel numbers. All times Eastern below.

Friday, Aug. 30

A&E: "Shipping Wars" and "Storage Wars" marathon, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The CW: New "America's Next Top Model" episode, 9 p.m.

Discovery: "Alaskan Steel Men" premiere, 10 p.m.

Espn: Cfb, Texas Tech at Southern Methodist, 8 p.m.

Espn 2: 2013 U.S. Open Tennis, men's second and women's third round, 1 p.m. to 7 p.
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So long, Luce: A mother and son at the movies

Somehow we’d fallen into calling her “Luce the Moose.” No one even remembers why. After that, I used to buy her some kind of moose – a stuffed doll, a carving, anything – every Christmas. Her given name was Lucy Sylvia Mesce. Lucia, actually, but other than her immigrant parents, I don’t think anybody ever called her that.

She passed away from a sudden cardiac arrest on Monday, April 2, sometime around 5:30 p.m., at the age of 81.

She was my mother.

We are, each of us, at any given instant, the sum total of our lives. Everything that we have seen and heard, the people that we have known and the experiences we have had shape us, influence us, nudge and shove us this way and that. And all of it – even that which we have forgotten or thought we had completely ignored or considered so minor as to be irrelevant – leaves some trace,
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Why Can’t An Oscar-Winner Look More Like A Hit?

Throughout the first half of February, the Sound On Sight staff will take a look at the Academy Awards.

Whether one of the major studios takes the top prize at the Academy Awards or not, they have no squawk this year.

Several years ago, as you might recall, the Big Guys were getting fed up with having their clocks cleaned in the Best Picture category every year by releases from independent companies. The last time one of the majors walked home with the Best Picture gold was 2006 when Warners’ The Departed took the trophy. Before that, you have to go back almost a decade — to 1997 — to Titanic, split between 20th Century Fox and Paramount.

Over the last decade and a half or so, the indies have usually taken a fair share of the nomination slots and almost always the grand prize. The majors retaliated by pushing for an expansion of
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Look Who’S Dancing: Kirstie Alley Joining Dwts!

The new slate of stars competing in the next season of Dancing with the Stars has been released. And Ok, it’s a little bland. For every Ralph Macchio and Wendy Williams you have your Chris Jericho’s and Chelsea Lane’s (seriously who is this person?). But there is one person, one Queen, who has been cast on the show that we will almost certainly tune in and root for. There is no font big enough to announce her, but we’ll try: Kirstie Alley (That is seriously the biggest font this blog will let me use.) I lahlahlahlooooove Kirstie Alley. I was one of exactly one people who watched her Showtime show Fat Actress (the same sentence can be applied to the Showtime show Episodes), and have always felt badly for her given the media’s scrutiny of her weight fluctuation. The media has been all too cruel to Kirstie,
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Comic Review: The New Avengers: Luke Cage – Town Without Pity

The New Avengers: Luke Cage - Town Without Pity Trade Paperback

Written by John Arcudi, various

Art by Eric Canete & Pepe Larraz, various

Colors by Chuck Chuckry, Andres Mossa, various

Letters by Joe Sabino, Various

Price: $14.99

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Release date: September 22, 2010

Luke Cage's most recent solo adventure is the lead story collected in this trade paperback. The cover is a bit misleading because it implies that Ronin (now Hawkeye again) and Spider-Man play a major part in the series. Actually, they mainly appear in the first issue.

The story takes place during the end of the Superhuman Registration Act era in the Marvel Universe. Luke Cage gets a call from his old friend Leodis Dyson. Dyson is beaten and hospitalized by gangsters in North Philadelphia, so Cage travels to Philly to help Dyson out. After he arrives, he encounters a much deeper scandal that involves corrupt politicians, gangs,
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Marvel Comics releases for September 22nd 2010

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Here’s the official list of comic books, collections and posters arriving in comic stores on September 22nd 2010.

For more information on any of these titles, and on upcoming mighty Marvel releases, please visit or contact your local comic book retailer. Come back each week for a brand new list of Marvel releases so that you’ll never miss your favorite Marvel heroes in action!

Comics On-Sale:

Astonishing X-men: Xenogenesis #3

Avengers #3 2Nd Printing Variant

Avengers #5

Avengers #5 Jrjr Character Variant

Avengers #5 Shs Variant

Avengers Academy #4 (Ha)

Avengers Academy #4 McKone Variant (Ha)

Black Widow #6

Black Widow #6 Campbell Variant

Casanova #1 2Nd Printing Variant

Casanova #2 2Nd Printing Variant

Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – The Journey Begins #5

Deadpool Team-up #889

Fantastic Four #583 (Three)

Fantastic Four #583 Adams Variant (Three)

Fantastic Four #583 Shs Variant (Three)

Fantastic Four #583 Three Logo Variant (Three)

Heroic Age: One Month To Live #4

Hit-monkey #3

Hulk #25

Hulk #25 Hardman Wraparound Variant

Hulk #25 Tan Variant
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