January, 2011

Jan 11

John Cho and Jay Chou are not actually the same person

Green Hormet IMDb

It'd be less obnoxious if Jay Chou's name weren't RIGHT THERE ON THE POSTER, two inches away.

FirstShowing tweeted today about an interesting error on IMDb’s Green Hornet page: Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou’s role as Kato has been credited to MILF-popularizing American actor John Cho. Uh, WTF?

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Jan 11

Review: ‘Conversations with Other Women’

Conversations with Other Women

Yes. Just yes.

Here’s what I didn’t like about Conversations with Other Women: One, the continuous use of split-screen is effective about half the time and distracting the other half of the time. Two, lines like “She always was the type to see better in the dark”– no one talks like that, ever, unless one is a character in an amateur theater piece that’s been polished one too many times.

Here’s what I liked about Conversations with Other Women: everything else. It features two consistently impressive actors doing what they do best; a poignant little love story that unfolds like a striptease; and a soft, seductive soundtrack. Bad dialogue and annoying editing might be enough to sink a lesser film, but when the rest of a film works so well, the flaws are easy to forgive.

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