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Elsa Pataky’s Career Makes It Clear She’s So Much More Than Just Chris Hemsworth’s Wife

Image Source: Everett Collection The Fate of the Furious is full of fun cameos from past characters in the Fast and Furious franchise, but few are as memorable as the brief scenes featuring Elena, played by actress Elsa Pataky. As you might recall, she first enters the world of Dominic "Dom" Toretto (Vin Diesel) and co. in Fast Five as a Brazilian police officer helping Agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) find and arrest Dom and Brian (Paul Walker). She soon strikes up a romance with Dom, and although it doesn't last, she pops up in Fast & Furious 6 and Furious 7 and has a small but important role in the eighth film. For anyone who sees it and wonders if they've seen her somewhere other than alongside Dom, we have a few ideas. First of all, you might have noticed that Pataky is currently living "a dream life" with husband Chris Hemsworth.
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Sgiff announces second Southeast Asian Film Lab

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Terence Chang, Yong Mun Chee, Sherad Anthony Sanchez to mentor at lab event.

The Singapore International Film Festival (Sgiff) has announced that the sophomore edition of its Southeast Asian (Sea) Film Lab will be headed by producer Terence Chang, best known for hits such as Face/Off, Red Cliff and Mission Impossible 2.

Singaporean director Yong Mun Chee (Where the Road Meets the Sun) and Filipino director Sherad Anthony Sanchez (Imburnal, Jungle Love) will join Chang as mentors at the six-day workshop for debuting feature directors.

Sea Film Lab is taking applications until Aug 21.

Sgiff executive director Yuni Hadi, also a co-producer on the Cannes Camera d’or winner Ilo Ilo, told Screendaily: “The Southeast Asian Film Lab in addition to the Southeast Asian Short Film competition section, which both started last year, is the returning Sgiff putting our faith in discovering and investing in the next generation of filmmakers from Southeast Asia.”

The revamped
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DC's 'Lucifer' TV Show Adds Lina Esco as Demon Mazikeen

DC's 'Lucifer' TV Show Adds Lina Esco as Demon Mazikeen
Fox and DC Comics have brought on Lina Esco to star in their Lucifer pilot, just one week after they cast actor Tom Ellis as the title character. Lina Esco is playing Mazikeen, a fierce demon who takes the form of a beautiful young woman. In the comics, Mazikeen serves as Lucifer's best friend, bodyguard and occasional lover. In the pilot, the character will be known as Maze.

The plot follows Lucifer, who, after growing bored of ruling over hell, decides to abandon his post and head to Los Angeles, where he finds amusement in helping the L.A.P.D. punish criminals. The earlier version of the pilot script also had Lucifer coming to L.A., but instead of punishing criminals, he opens a piano bar dubbed Lux. This piano bar aspect of the story has since been abandoned. The character first originated in Neil Gaiman's Sandman comics,
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Eric Mabius Joins NBC’s ‘Chicago Fire’

Ugly Betty alum Eric Mabius has landed a major recurring role on NBC firefighter drama Chicago Fire. He’ll play Tom Nesbitt, a high-end strip club owner. Mabius recently wrapped Signed, Sealed, Delivered, an original limited series for Hallmark Channel. His feature credits include indie Price Check, which premiered at Sundance in January, Welcome To The Dollhouse, Resident Evil and Where The Road Meets The Sun. He’s repped by ICM and Geordie Frey at Gef…
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Where the Road Meets the Sun Movie Review

Where the Road Meets the Sun Movie Review
Title: Where the Road Meets the Sun Writer-director: Yong Mun Chee Starring: Will Yun Lee, Eric Mabius, Luke Brandon Field, Laura Ramsey, Fernando Noriega, Elsa Pataky, Jesse Garcia, Emmanuelle Vaugier A sprawling, somewhat self-consciously multi-ethnic drama of struggling immigrants from writer-director Yong Mun Chee, Where the Road Meets the Sun is a movie which means well, in unspooling its story of hard-knock, off-the-grid America, and both the unique opportunities and special perils that presents for those with headstrong dispositions. Unfortunately, despite some relaxed, inviting performances, the film repeatedly identifies plausibility as an enemy, and never locates a compelling enough throughline to hook and pull an audience through from beginning to end. A brief...
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La Asian Pacific Film Fest Names its Best

Feature documentary prize-winner, "The House of Suh" by Irene K. Shim

As a member of the feature documentary jury for the La Asian Pacific Film Festival, Moving Pictures editor Elliot Kotek attended the awards ceremony for the 2011 installment of the festival, the 27th anniversary of the festival.

Held at the outdoor, seventh-floor courtyard of the Solair building at Western Ave and Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles’ Koreatown, Laapff continued to honor courageous programming. With previous winners including the documentary “Last Train Home” (regarding the epic human migration around the Chinese New Year) as well as narrative features such as “The Taqwacores” (about Muslim punks in Buffalo), the 2011 festival found the jurors in near-unanimous agreements for each section’s best.

The big winners for each category were “Teamwork” (Best Short), “The House of Suh” (Best Documentary) and “Living in Seduced Circumstances” (Best Narrative Feature).

Having kicked off proceedings on April 28 with
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La Asian Pacific Film Fest Names its Best

Feature documentary prize-winner, "The House of Suh" by Irene K. Shim

As a member of the feature documentary jury for the La Asian Pacific Film Festival, Moving Pictures editor Elliot Kotek attended the awards ceremony for the 2011 installment of the festival, the 27th anniversary of the festival.

Held at the outdoor, seventh-floor courtyard of the Solair building at Western Ave and Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles’ Koreatown, Laapff continued to honor courageous programming. With previous winners including the documentary “Last Train Home” (regarding the epic human migration around the Chinese New Year) as well as narrative features such as “The Taqwacores” (about Muslim punks in Buffalo), the 2011 festival found the jurors in near-unanimous agreements for each section’s best.

The big winners for each category were “Teamwork” (Best Short), “The House of Suh” (Best Documentary) and “Living in Seduced Circumstances” (Best Narrative Feature).

Having kicked off proceedings on April 28 with
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Will Yun Lee Sets 2 Indie Pics

Will Yun Lee is set to star in two indie films: Oka! Amerikee and Hollywood Untitled, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Oka! Amerikee is based on the true story of Louis Sarno, an American ethno-musicologist who lived among the Bayaka Pygmies in Central Africa for 25 years recording their music. Lee will play Yi, a Chinese businessman, alongside Kris Marshall and Isaach de Bankole.

Lavinia Currier, who wrote the screenplay and will direct, is producing the drama.

Hollywood Untitled, written and directed by Mun Chee Yong, will star Lee as a young man struggling with the aftereffects of waking up from a coma caused by a car accident.

No production date has been set.
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Will Yun Lee signs for two films

Will Yun Lee signs for two films
Will Yun Lee has signed to star in the indie films "Oka! Amerikee" and "Hollywood Untitled."

"Oka!" is based on the true story of Louis Sarno, an American ethno-musicologist who lived among the Bayaka Pygmies in Central Africa for 25 years recording their music. Lee will play Yi, a Chinese businessman, alongside Kris Marshall and Isaach de Bankole.

Lavinia Currier, who wrote the screenplay and will direct, is producing the drama.

"United," written and directed by Mun Chee Yong, will star Lee as a young man struggling with the aftereffects of waking up from a coma caused by a car accident.

Brett Heneberg, Delon Tio and Shannon Makhanian are producing.

Lee, repped by Apa and the Collective, has appeared in "Elektra," "Die Another Day," "Torque," the HBO movie "Tsunami" and the FX series "Thief."
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