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Video: This Film Is Not Yet Rated

Ever wonder how movies get rated in the US? Ever wonder how movies get their ratings? Ever wonder who in the blue hell are these nameless and faceless people who rate the movies you see in the theater?

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Movie: The War Lords

Starting Jet li And Andy Lau

The film is set in the 1860s, during the Taiping Rebellion in the late Qing Dynasty in China. The story, based on an unresolved crime in 1870, tells of three sworn brothers (played by Andy Lau, Jet Li and Takeshi Kaneshiro) who are forced to turn against one another due to the harsh realities of war and political intrigue.

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Tropa de Elite Official Trailer

“Gun battles, summary executions, torture sessions and bodies incinerated inside car tyres: it might sound like the nightly news in Rio, an increasingly violent city, but these are scenes from Tropa de Elite or Elite Squad, a new film that has taken Brazil by storm – even though it has yet to be released”… <Article>.

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Short Film: La Jetee inspired Terry Gilliam’s “12 Monkeys”

The classic short that inspired Terry Gilliam_s “12 Monkeys”. Director Chris Marker_s preffered cut

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Film: “Fair Fight in the Marketplace” with educational commentary

Film: “Fair Fight in the Marketplace” with educational commentary
Fair Fight in the Marketplace talks about a very important subject, antitrust, which is rarely addressed in a way that is accessible to the public. This movie lays out the issue in a very clear and balanced way that is also entertaining. –Robert Pitofsky,Former Chairman of US Federal Trade Commission, Professor at Georgetown University Law School
Full version of the film with educational commentary by Tom Papageorge, Head Deputy District Attorney, Consumer Protection Division, Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. The commentary is interspersed between chapters of the film, bringing the total running time to 35 minutes.

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Award Winning Short Film:Silent Beats

Award Winning Short Film:Silent Beats

The Princess Grace Award winning short film about first impressions and assumptions.

Written/Directed by Jon M. Chu
Edited/Cinematography by Chris Browne
Starring: Antoine Grant

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Speed Racer 2008: The Wachowski Brothers’ First Movie Since “The Matrix” Movies

‘Speed Racer’s’ Movie demon on wheels-The Mach 5

 

“Those fine folks over at Warner Bros. have sent Cinematical an official Speed Racer press release which provides a full cast list, as well as lots of plot info. Although it wasn’t very difficult to piece together all the nuggets of information we’ve received over the past month or so, it is nice to see all things Speed Racer in one place. (Check out the recently released pic of Speed’s Mach 5 to the right) As expected, the meat and potatoes of the story will revolve around Speed’s (Emile Hirsch) attempt to take down the powerful and corrupt Royalton Industries before its evil owner (Roger Allam) puts Speed and his family out of business for good.

One of the casting choices I’m most interested in is that of Ji Hoon Jung (aka the popular Korean singer Rain) as a rival driver”….. <More>

Video: Another Speed and Trixie moment

Video: Speed Racer original open and close

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