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Criminal Empire for Dummys – Gary Oldman, Malin Akerman, Milo Ventimiglia and Harvey Kietel

Posted by LiveFor on March 11, 2010

Gary Oldman (Leon, The Dark Knight, The Book of Eli and many more), Malin Akerman (Watchmen) and Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes, Rocky Balboa) are set to star in indie gangster project and unusually spelt Criminal Empire for Dummys. According to Variety it is set to shoot starting in late March in New Orleans.

Michael Clarke Duncan and Harvey Keitel are also attached. Cliff Dorfman is making his feature directorial debut from his own script.

It sounds a bit like the set up of Goodfellas as the story centers on a charismatic young man (Ventimiglia) who relates the do’s and don’ts of running a criminal empire through a flashback to his own rise from a tragic childhood and life in the ghetto to eventual position as a multinational drug and criminal kingpin.

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Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li – Watch Chris Klein act…emote…well he is talking. Was that too harsh of me?

Posted by LiveFor on March 2, 2009

5 movie clips from the Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li movie starring Kristin Kreuk, Neal McDonough, Michael Clarke Duncan, Chris Klein, Robin Shou, Taboo and Moon Bloodgood.

Who is the best actor out of them? There’s only one way to find out…..FIGHT!

Have you seen the film? Was it any good in any way?

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Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li – Interviews with the cast

Posted by LiveFor on February 26, 2009

Street Fighter saga celebrates its 20th anniversary and as you no doubt know a film has been made starring Kristin Kreuk (Smallville) as Chun-Li. This feature adaptation of the popular video-game franchise was directed by Exit Wounds’ Andrzej Bartkowiak and stars Michael Clarke Duncan, Chris Klein, Rick Yune, and Neal McDonough.

Movieweb got the exclusive interview with Duncan, McDonough, and Taboo, plus hear from Kreuk and Klein.

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Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li – Some clips

Posted by LiveFor on February 21, 2009

What do you reckon? Will this be good or will it be bad? There’s only one way to find out…..FIGHT!

Moon Bloodgood, Chris Klein and Neal McDonough have a bit of a barney.

Kristen Kreuk beats up some henchmen.

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Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li – New Poster

Posted by LiveFor on January 22, 2009


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Michael Clarke Duncan talks Street Fighter, Sin City 2 and Slammin’ Salmon. Alliteration is the big thing in 2009!

Posted by LiveFor on January 9, 2009

Collider had this interview with big man Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile, Sin City, Daredevil, The Last Mimzy).

Michael talked about how he got involved in “Slammin’ Salmon” and what it was like making the movie. And with his next movie “Street Fighter” around the corner, we also talked about playing Balrog and what went into that role. Finally, I tried to find out what’s up with “Sin City 2”.

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Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li – New trailer

Posted by LiveFor on January 7, 2009

The trailer for Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li has been released by IGN. Based on the legendary video game by Capcom, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li brings a new dimension to a world and characters beloved by millions. Devastated by the kidnapping of her father, Chun-Li takes to the streets of Hong Kong, embarking on an epic quest for justice – and hurtling toward a confrontation with a seemingly unstoppable foe.

It is directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak and stars Kristin Kreuk, Michael Clarke Duncan, Neal McDonough and Moon Bloodgood.

What do you reckon? Good or bad?

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New Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li photos

Posted by LiveFor on December 2, 2008

Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak from a script by Justin Marks, the video game adaptation stars Kristin Kreuk, Michael Clarke Duncan, Neal McDonough, Taboo, Chris Klein, Moon Bloodgood, Edmund Chen, Cheng Pei Pei, Josie Ho and Robin Shou. The movie focuses on female fighter Chun-Li (Kreuk) and her journey for justice.




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Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li – New Japanese poster for Kristen Kreuk starrer

Posted by LiveFor on October 13, 2008

Not the most exciting of posters for a movie based on a beat ’em up video game. This one is from Japan. It doesn’t really give us any idea what the final movie is going to be like and is Kristen Kreuk (Smallville) that big a star to have just her face on the poster? It’s usually people like Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, George Clooney etc who get that sort of treatment.

Apparantly the film will follow Chun-Li embarking on a quest for justice. It also stars Neal McDonough (Tin Man) as M.Bison, Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation, Journeyman, Day Break – an actress who appears to like starring in things dealing with time travel) as Maya, Michael Clarke Duncan (Daredevil, Sin City, The Last Mimzy) as Balrog and someone called Taboo as Vega.

To me this sounds like it is going to be a great big steaming pile of hoop. What’s your thoughts on this?

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The Last Mimzy, 2007. DVD Review

Posted by LiveFor on June 20, 2008

Director: Bob Shaye
Starring: Rhiannon Leigh Wryn, Chris O’Neil, Timothy Hutton, Joely Richardson, Rainn Wilson, Michael Clarke Duncan, Patrick Gilmore
Running Time: 96 minutes


Score: 7/10

I watched this the other week with my wife (C) and son (D) during one of our semi-regular family movie nights. The popcorn was popped and we sat down to watch the film that none of us knew much about (not sure if that last sentence makes much sense, but I hope you know what I mean).

It starts off in the distant future where a teacher tells her class the story of how the World was saved. Turns out mankind’s DNA had been dangerously effected by pollution resulting in the possible extinction of the race. Therefore, they sent Mimzy’s (nanotechnology disguised as toys) back in time to get some pure DNA so they could rewrite the sequence and get rid of the bad mutations. We then skip back to the present day and the effects the last Mimzy has on the children who find it.

The kids in question Noah (Chris O’Neil) and Emma (Rhiannon Leigh) discover a box on the beach containing some weird rocks and a cuddly rabbit called Mimzy. The toy rabbit apparantly speaks to Emma telling her how to use the rocks and other items they find. Through the use of them the kids intelligence increases and they develop powers of telekinesis, teleportation, levitation, controlling spiders and other psychic abilities. Needless to say this rocks their world and disturbs their parents, David and Jo (Timothy Hutton and Joely Richardson), who aren’t sure what to do with them. One of the toys that Noah builds results in a city wide black-out that brings in the FBI led by the hulking figure of Michael Clarke Duncan.

The family are brought in for questioning and tests and then the race is on to escape and get the Mimzy back to the future.

As this brief synopsis shows this is a family film that deals with some big grown up ideas (nanotech, time travel, psychic abilities, diamond bridges spanning galaxies, etc) and it does it rather well. D is 9 years old and he understood everything that was going on and all the concepts involved (mind you he did explain to me the time discrepency experienced when travelling at light speed while we were watching Forbidden Planet so he has that kind of viewpoint for science fiction movies – yes I am immensely proud of him). Plus it has some good levels of suspense once the FBI get involved and the kids try to get away. Regarding Michael Clarke Duncan’s character as the FBI Special Agent Nathaniel Broadman is all seriousness and threats when with the kids but we are shown him previously with his wife being all nervous and joking when he realised the enourmity of the situation before him. A nice touch which brought some humanity to what could have been a standard government bad guy.

The child actors are pretty good and don’t have any of that cloying all American get up and go that kid actors often have. Instead you go along with their journey as they develop their new powers and abilities. At one point both me and C wondered what way the story was going to take as it could have easily switched to a tale of the kids being totally taken over by the future tech and have become a bit of a Sci-Fi chiller. Being a kids movie it didn’t go that way but the slightly ambiguous development of the powers added a bit more depth to the proceedings.

The visual effects were well done and fitted in nicely with the story. The teleportation grid or web that Noah sees was particularly good and well implemented.

The general feel of the movie was kind of a cross between War Games and ET (spookily enough, when the movie finished War Games was just finishing on Film 4) and was enjoyed by all of us. Recommended to anyone who wants a good film that will appeal to child and adult alike.

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