CLAIM TO FAME Westerners know the intense and charismatic Chang Chen for his portrayal of Dark Cloud, the brigand who captures the heart of Zhang Ziyi in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," but he's…
"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "Hero" producer Bill Kong will produce "Rise of the Legend," a movie that attempts to revive Wong Fei-hung, hero of nearly 100 kung fu classics.
Getting one phone call from Harvey Weinstein would be enough for many actors to commit to a role. But it took one phone call a week, for several weeks, to get martial arts star Donnie Yen to commit…
Cyrte Investments and China Film Co. have come on board with John Woo (pictured above) and Terence Chang for their “Flying Tigers” World War II project to be released in two versions — a two-part…
In the West, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" is a kung-fu knockout, racking up record biz and flying through the trees with a host of awards. But at the Asian box office, it's a toothless "Tiger."
The best film prize will be contested by these three front-runners, along with Steven Soderbergh's "Erin Brockovich" and Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous." This is the first year that the British…
From the moment 20 minutes into "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," when two fighting women begin bounding up high walls, using the ground and rooftops as if they were trampolines and treating gravity…
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