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The Grandmaster

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Instructions Not Included' Shines For Lionsgate and Pantelion With Massive Debut

    The final weekend of the summer movie season saw a surprisingly robust debut for Eugenio Derbez's "Instructions Not Included," a Mexican film released via Lionsgate and Pantelion Films (which courts Hispanic audiences).

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Grandmaster' Fights To Top of New Releases; 'Blue Jasmine' Makes Overall Top 10 As Woody's Widest Release

    "The Grandmaster" -- already Wong Kar-wai's highest grossing film at the Chinese box office -- hit U.S. theaters this weekend care of Mr. Harvey Weinstein (in a version 22 minutes shorter than what China got), and got off to a very respectable start. In 7 theaters, the film grossed $132,259 for a $1...

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    The Grandmaster

    While I admired much of "The Grandmaster," I felt somewhat removed—not the first time I’ve responded that way to Wong Kar Wai’s pictures.

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    This Weekend: See 'Short Term 12,' 'The World's End,' 'The Grandmaster' and 'Drinking Buddies'

    The summer ends on a high note with one of the best-reviewed movie weekends of the season. Four films are sitting with an 80% Fresh or higher on the Tomatometer, and for good reason.

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    'The Grandmaster' Tony Leung On What Kung Fu Taught Him About Life and Why He Seldom Talks to Wong Kar-wai

    In a celebrity culture where stars like Brad Pitt can effectively avoid doing press for his movies, there’s something profoundly exciting about getting the opportunity to interview a true international star like Tony Leung Chiu Wai. Not because there’s some velvet rope that journalists get access to...

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    Wong Kar-wai on 'The Grandmaster''s Massive Success in China, the American Cut, and His Approach to Action

    One of the biggest names in world cinema, Chinese director Wong Kar-wai has largely been MIA since the tepid reaction to his first foray into English-language filmmaking with 2007's Norah Jones starring "My Blueberry Nights." The news that his next project would be the martial arts Ip-man biopic "Th...

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    Watch: 30-Minute Making Of Documentary On 'In The Mood For Love' Plus New 'The Grandmaster' Featurette

    The wait for Wong Kar-wai's “The Grandmaster” is nearly over. The film is opening this Friday, having been out in some parts of the world for the best part of a year. And while you watch those last few hours count down, you can continue to indulge in our look back at the great Hong Kong director's c...

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    Review: The U.S. Cut Of Wong Kar-Wai’s ‘The Grandmaster’

    Exquisitely crafted, as visually stunning as you’d imagine and virtuosic in its meticulously gorgeous fight choreography (which acts as a kind of throwdown to comers like the Wachowski siblings), acclaimed Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar-wai’s “The Grandmaster” is nevertheless still an uneven and unbalanc...

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    Watch: New Trailer For 'The Grandmaster' Scored To Song From 'Man With The Iron Fists' For Some Reason

    They tried bringing Wong Kar-wai to Comic-Con, and they even issued a comic book based on the movie, but it seems The Weinstein Company can't whip up enough excitement for Wong Kar-wai's "The Grandmaster." So now, they're just hoping RZA can do the heavy lifting because everyone likes hip hop and he...

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    For Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmaster,' Weinstein Plans Subtitled Wide Release, Oscar Campaign

    Wong Kar-Wai's "The Grandmaster," now being officially presented by Martin Scorsese, is getting an ambitious release from the Weinstein Company, taking the chance that subtitles won't be a barrier in reaching a wider audience. They have not had much access to high-budget prestige martial arts films ...

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