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Michelle Yeoh and Jean Todt - Munich Oktoberfest at the Hippodrom beer hall - Munich, BAVARIA, Germany - Tuesday 1st October 2013

Michelle Yeoh and Jean Todt
Michelle Yeoh and Jean Todt
Michelle Yeoh and Jean Todt

Michelle Yeoh - 61st San Sebastian International Film Festival - Culinary Zinema - Premiere - San Sebastian, Spain - Saturday 21st September 2013

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Michelle Yeoh and Grauman's Chinese Theatre Friday 4th November 2011 AFI Fest 2011 Premiere Of The Lady Hollywood, California

Michelle Yeoh and Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Michelle Yeoh and Grauman's Chinese Theatre
David Thewlis, Luc Besson, Michelle Yeoh and Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Michelle Yeoh and Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis and Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Michelle Yeoh and Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Michelle Yeoh - Actress Michelle Yeoh Rome, Italy - 6th International Rome Film Festival - 'The Lady' - Photocall Thursday 27th October 2011

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Michelle Yeoh and Luc Besson
Michelle Yeoh and Luc Besson
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Luc Besson and Michelle Yeoh - Luc Besson and Michelle Yeoh San Rafael, California, USA - attend Spotlight on Michelle Yeoh/The Lady part of the Mill Valley Film Festival at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center Saturday 8th October 2011

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Luc Besson and Michelle Yeoh
Luc Besson and Michelle Yeoh
Luc Besson and Michelle Yeoh
Luc Besson and Michelle Yeoh
Luc Besson

Michelle Yeoh Monday 17th January 2011 Michelle Yeoh wearing knee length black boots, out shopping. Los Angeles, California

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Michelle Yeoh - Saturday 15th May 2010 at Cannes Film Festival Cannes, France

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Evangeline Lilly and Michelle Yeoh
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Evangeline Lilly and Michelle Yeoh
Evangeline Lilly and Michelle Yeoh

Michelle Yeoh - Michelle Yeoh and Guest Saturday 15th May 2010 at Cannes Film Festival Cannes, France

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Michelle Yeoh and Evangeline Lily
Michelle Yeoh and Evangeline Lily

Michelle Yeoh - Friday 14th May 2010 at Cannes Film Festival Cannes, France

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Michelle Yeoh and Kerry Washington - Michelle Yeoh, Kerry Washington Premiere of 'Visage' - Arrivals Cannes, France - 2009 Cannes International Film Festival - Day 11 Saturday 23rd May 2009

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Michelle Yeoh and Kerry Washington
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Michelle Yeoh and Kerry Washington

Babylon A.D. Review


Terrible
In the movie critic handbook (yep, we all get one), there are certain assured signs that a movie is going to tank and tank hard. Sometimes, all it takes is a name over a marquee (Rob Schneider!). In other instances, the format (mindless Movie lampoon) foreshadows the flop sweat. Perhaps the surest indication of some certified crap comes from the studio itself. When they fail to screen a film before it opens, even cancelling pre-planned previews to avoid that deadliest of PR pariahs (bad word of mouth), you know you're in trouble. After the 90 soulless minutes that make up Mathieu Kassovitz's Babylon A.D., you'll never doubt that tome again.

Toorop (Vin Diesel) is a mercenary hired by an old ally, Gorsky (Gerard Depardieu) to transport a young girl named Aurora (Mélanie Thierry) from Eastern Europe to New York City. In the violent, dystopic world which is the future, she needs someone with Toorop's skills as a smuggler. Along with Sister Rebeka (Michelle Yeoh), the trio must traverse crowded train depots, perilous border checkpoints, a trip aboard an old Soviet sub, and a snowmobile ride across a security drone-policed arctic tundra. Once they arrive in America, Toorop finally discovers the purpose of his mission. Aurora is either carrying a deadly disease... or the new messiah. In either case, the evil High Priestess (Charlotte Rampling) will stop at nothing to get her hands on them.

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The Children Of Huang Shi Review


Bad
Roger Spottiswoode's limp The Children of Huang Shi sounds, looks, and feels like a chapter torn from a dusty history textbook that was relevant somewhere in the mid-1960s. Every revelation feels like a lesson being thrust upon the viewer, every character a simple metaphor for their nationality's opinion toward (and hand in) the Japanese occupation of China that culminated in the Rape of Nanking in the winter of 1937. Here, the Chinese were honorable soldiers from a conflicted country, the Japanese were buffoonish barbarians who still took their shirt off before they decapitated people, the British were naive and in way over their heads, and the Americans just wanted to get married.

As the film's pre-script enlightens us, Children follows the life of George Hogg (Jonathan Rhys Davies), a British journalist who steals the identity of a Red Cross worker to sneak into Nanking and get the story and the pictures of the massacres. After being captured, he almost meets the business-end of Tokyo steel before Hansheng (Chow Yun-Fat, not having fun with a mostly-American dialect), a resistance fighter, saves him from the blade. Hansheng sends Hogg off to the titular village, which serves as a sort of city for lost children, held in check by Dr. Pearson (Radha Mitchell), an actual Red Cross medic.

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Sunshine (2007) Review


Excellent
Danny Boyle could make watching paint dry compelling. From the frenzy of Trainspotting to the starkly spare wide shots of a barren London in 28 Days Later, Boyle has shown repeatedly his skill as a visual filmmaker. Even a weaker piece like The Beach dazzles the eye. Sunshine is no exception. From the moment the film announces itself with an astonishing shot of sun, space, and ship, Sunshine is a sight to be seen. But it is also more.

Working sci-fi here with the same ease with which he handled horror in 28 Days Later, Boyle recasts the genre far from the sheen of Lucas' most recent space visions. It is gritty, dark, and thrilling. You can see the grease on the ship's walls. Much as with his zombie film, the outlandish story here greatly benefits from Boyle's grounding treatment. Set in 2057, Sunshine follows the flight of Icarus II, a massive, shielded space ship sent to revive our dying sun and prevent the extinction of earth and humanity. No light task. Captain Kaneda (Hiroyuki Sanada) leads a dedicated crew, among them physicist Capa (Cillian Murphy), pilot Cassie (Rose Byrne), biologist Corazon (Michelle Yeoh), and engineer Mace (Chris Evans). Their mission is to deliver the "payload," a mammoth nuke, into the sun, set it off, and jet. Icarus I, missing for seven years, never managed.

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Tomorrow Never Dies Review


Bad
The arguable nadir of the Bond series, Tomorrow Never Dies finds a weary Brosnan battling, ahem, a Rupert Murdoch-like media mogul who uses mercenaries to start wars just so he can write about them in his newspapers first. Oh, the humanity. While there's a glimmer of sincerity in Tomorrow's notion of current events as media spectacle, the movie gets just about everything dead wrong, from its bad guy (Jonathan Pryce, who I love, is possible the worst villain ever) to its Bond girl (Michelle Yeoh). Even the evil henchman is badly picked: Ricky Jay is a lovable magician, not a hard-nosed killer. Need I mention director Roger Spottiswoode previously helmed Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot! Maybe Bond could have taken her out too.

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Memoirs Of A Geisha Review


Weak
The only thing which director Rob Marshall doesn't throw into Memoirs of a Geisha is a torch song in which the heroines can lament their sad fates; it might have been an improvement if he had. Adapted from Arthur Golden's 1997 bestselling novel, the film is about Sayuri, a young girl in pre-war Japan sold into servitude at a Kyoto okiya, or geisha house. Although interesting as drama, the book was beloved for its depiction of this long-gone culture's intricate rituals, and the grueling training and subterfuge which the geisha indulged in to succeed. Since much of that material is better suited for the page than the screen, the film blows up the book's more melodramatic moments (and there were plenty of them) into a cliched soap opera of thwarted love, backstabbing and really pretty outfits.

Marshall gives the film, especially its early scenes where Sayuri (Ziyi Zhang) gets schooled in the hard-knock ways of the okiya, a goodly amount of sound and fury that has more than a hint of Spielberg to it (the original director of the project, he stayed on as producer). Having one of the world's most photogenic period settings, Marshall makes all that he can of it, and the results are astonishing. This is a film of fluttering cherry blossoms and dark alleyways lit by paper lanterns, where all houses have their own deftly-maintained garden and everyone is dressed to the nines. The problem is that no amount of amped-up drama or pretty window-dressing can make up for the fact that the phenomenally talented cast has been stuck with hackneyed dialogue to deliver in English - a first language for none of them.

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Review


Excellent
If you thought the only real place for gravity-defying fight scenes was The Matrix, think again. One of today's most diverse directors, Ang Lee (Sense and Sensibility, The Ice Storm), has not only found the perfect venue for such combat - the classic samurai movie - but has injected his action with poetry and meaning. In Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, stars like Chow Yun-Fat and Michelle Yeoh gracefully zip through the air in this breathtaking Chinese fable about love, loyalty, and destiny.

It's tough not to get a kick out of this operatic movie. There's fateful romance, legendary themes of honor and determination, strong heroines, and, oh yeah, that butt-kicking action.

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Supercop Review


Very Good
The Jackie Chan franchise continues to expand in America. Riding on the success of last year's Rumble in the Bronx, Chan returns to U.S. screens with the release of Supercop.

Relying on the three pillars of Chandom -- blazingly fast fights, awesome stunts, and bad dubbing -- Chan once again turns out a crowd pleaser full of karate chops and busted skulls. Basically a continuation of Chan's Police Story series, fans of this genre will find themselves in familiar territory.

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