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We’ve already told you (on more than one occasion) that one of the best martial arts movies of the year is heading to the UK next month. Press blurb time.....”The Grandmaster, the highly-anticipated film by acclaimed director Wong Kar Wai, will open through Metrodome on 5 December. Six years in the planning and three years in the making, The Grandmaster is an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China's last dynasty, a time of chaos, division and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts. Nominated for two Academy Awards, for Cinematography and Costume Design, The Grandmaster features virtuoso performances from those at the film's heart: Wong regular, Tony Leung, Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, House Of Flying Daggers, Hero) and Chang Chen (Happy Together, »
Six years in the planning and three years in the making, The Grandmaster is an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man.....And it’s finally getting the UK theatrical release it rightly deserves! Nominated for two Academy Awards, for Cinematography and Costume Design, The Grandmaster features virtuoso performances from those at the film's heart: Wong regular, Tony Leung, Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, House Of Flying Daggers, Hero) and Chang Chen (Happy Together, 2046). The Grandmaster portrays both the Chinese martial arts and the world of the martial artists with unprecedented authenticity: the fight scenes were choreographed by Yuen Wo Ping, and the trio of lead actors completed several years of rigorous and challenging kung fu training for their roles. We can go on and on with the superlatives, but suffice to say it’s a stunning piece of »
With the 2014 edition of the Cannes Film Festival launching on Wednesday, it's the perfect time to highlight some past Cannes hits which are available to stream for free right now at SnagFilms (Indiewire's parent company). If you can't be lounging on a beach on the French Riveria, you might as well console yourself with some films. Click the film's title to watch the movie at SnagFilms and browse SnagFilms' Cannes Film Festival collection for more Cannes classics. Thale (2012) The Light Thief (2010) Carlos (2009) Dogtooth (2009) Los Bastardos (2008) Avenge But One of My Two Eyes (2005) Free Zone (2005) Faster & Faster (2004) Kadosh (1999) Muhammad Ali: The Greatest (1999) Funny Games (1997) Happy Together (1997) »
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The reality star is locking lips with the Aussie in these pics and they look so in love! Do you think these pics prove they’re meant to be?
Kylie Jenner and Cody Simpson, sitting in a tree K-i-s-s-i-n-g! The couple, who dated briefly in 2012, clearly had a hot and heavy romance. These newly leaked pics remind us what explosive love a reality star and teen pop star can have!
Even though Cody is dating Gigi Hadid, pics have just leaked of the singer kissing Kylie. In one pic he’s even picking her up as he gives her a romantic smooch!
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They look so cute together, it’s a shame they broke up!
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Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 4, 2014
Price: DVD $24.98, Blu-ray $29.99
Studio: Anchor Bay and The Weinstein Company
Written and directed by acclaimed Chinese filmmaker Wong Kar Wai (Happy Together), the 2013 biographical action epic The Grandmaster tells the story of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee.
Asian superstar Tony Leung (Infernal Affairs) portrays legendary Kung Fu master Ip Man, who survived the turmoil of 1930s China to change the world of martial arts forever. The film covers his life in 1930s Foshan, his flight to Hong Kong after the second Sino-Japanese War, and the events leading to his death in 1972.
This visually stunning saga of love, honor and vengeance, featuring breathtaking action choreography by Yuen Wo Ping (Legend of the Black Scorpion), also stars Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) and Chang Chen (Red Cliff)
The PG-13-rated film is currently available on all major digital retailers, »
The Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 6-16) has named Us producer and writer James Schamus as president of the international jury, whose members will decide the winners of the Golden Bear and Silver Bears of the 2014 Berlinale Competition.
In his work with Ang Lee, Schamus has won awards as a screenwriter (The Ice Storm) and producer (Brokeback Mountain). He was also the chief executive of Focus Features - the company he co-founded - before it merged with FilmDistrict.
The strong line-up of filmmakers and actors that make up the rest of the jury including Barbara Broccoli (Us), Trine Dyrholm (Denmark), Mitra Farahani (Iran), Greta Gerwig (Us), Michel Gondry (France), Tony Leung (China) and Christoph Waltz (Austria).
Broccoli is best known for co-producing the James Bond films while Danish actor Dyrholm recently »
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Harry is so head over heels for Kendall that he’s already started planning a series of romantic dates for them to go on in the New Year. The 1D hottie even wants to spoil Kendall by doing all of her favorite activities with her — including horseback riding. How sweet!
It sounds like Harry Styles would do just about anything to make Kendall Jenner happy! These two stars have quickly become so inseparable that Harry’s bandmates are worried that Kendall is becoming a “huge distraction” for the One Direction frontman. Apparently they’re forgetting how exhilarating the beginning of a relationship can be!
It’s safe to say that Harry and Kendall’s relationship has evolved way beyond their set-up. And now even wild horses couldn’t keep Harry, 19, away from his new love!
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Harry Styles has officially earned the Kris Jenner stamp of approval. A source close to the family told HollywoodLife.com Exclusively that Harry had to pass Kris’ iron-clad ‘test’ to date her gorgeous daughter Kendall. Get the details below!
Earning the approval of your significant other’s parents is always nerve-wracking, but Kris Jenner‘s test sounds like the toughest one yet! A source told HollywoodLife.com Exclusively how and why Harry Styles passed the test required to date Kendall Jenner.
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Oh wow! It sounds like Harry passed Kris’ test because in order to date a Jenner girl, you have to be famous!
“To date one of the Jenner sisters you have to meet up with Kris Jenner, and she must give her 100% blessing,” a source told HollywoodLife.com Exclusively. “She wants major success for Kylie and Kendall because they »
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Kendall and Kylie Jenner may look smitten with boys like Harry Styles and Jaden Smith, but a source close to the girls told HollywoodLife.com Exclusively that the Jenner sisters date for fame, not love. Find out why below!
What a shock! A source close to the Jenner clan told HollywoodLife.com Exclusively that Kendall Jenner, 18, and Kylie Jenner, 16, are only allowed to date boys who are “famous and in the current limelight.”
Listen up, fellas — if you want to hit West Hollywood with a Jenner sister on your arm, you’d better be making that cheddar!
“[Kendall and Kylie's boyfriends] need to be famous and in the current limelight,” a source told HollywoodLife.com Exclusively. “They must be a big deal to get the sisters the media they thrive on, and that is why Harry Styles was a set up at first. »
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Selena was all smiles when she was spotted on a romantic Segway ride with Justin on Jan. 2. And one of the reasons she’s so happy is because Justin is helping her through her difficult battle with lupus. He’s so sweet for standing by her!
Selena Gomez, 21, was not happy when news of her battle with lupus went public, but at least one good thing came out of it — a reunion with her ex Justin Bieber, 19! We haven’t seen Selena this carefree and relaxed in ages, so we hope the Biebs sticks around this time!
Justin and Selena really are so much better together. We told you Justin was the one to reach out to Sel after she canceled her Australian tour, and we bet it was also his idea to ride Segways around his neighborhood. »
10 items from 2014
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