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Michelle Yeoh receives honorary Doctorate Of Fine Arts from the American Film Institute
Video: Michelle Yeoh receives honorary Doctorate Of Fine Arts from the American Film Institute (Cover Video)NEWS OF THE WEEK: Olivia Newton-John dead at 73NEWS OF THE WEEK: Jessica Chastain meets with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in UkraineNEWS OF THE WEEK: Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson welcome second childNEWS OF THE WEEK: Producer responds to John Leguizamo's criticism of James Franco's casting as Fidel CastroHilary Duff reveals baby daughter has hand, foot and mouth diseaseBrad Pitt 'sent spy' to check out David Leitch's work before signing up for Bullet TrainAnne Heche 'not expected to survive' car crashHappy Birthday, Tyson Fury!Kaley Cuoco staged intervention for herself amid divorce from Karl CookLisa Kudrow asserts that Friends had 'no business' writing about people of colourEmma Thompson responds to Sean Bean's criticism of intimacy co-ordinatorsBritney Spears' lawyer slams Kevin Federline for posting 'cruel' videosMegan Thee Stallion gearing up to drop new albumHugh Jackman can spend an 'embarrassing level' of money on foodTiffany Haddish once turned down $10 million for a social media postIN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Britney Spears accuses sons of acting 'hateful' during visits to her homeThe actress' Everything Everywhere All At Once co-directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert presented Yeoh with the honorary degree. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Scheinert said of the 60-year-old's participation in his absurdist comedy-drama: “I think we underestimated just how risky the script was for her.
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The Music of ‘Bullet Train’ Delivers Mayhem to Match Brad Pitt Thriller
Jon Burlingame editorA musical hint comes at the very start of “Bullet Train,” out now, when a new version of the Bee Gees’ disco classic “Stayin’ Alive” is sung in Japanese – because an American assassin code-named Ladybug (Brad Pitt) is going to spend the next two hours attempting to do just that, battling half a dozen other killers on a high-speed train from Tokyo to Kyoto.An over-the-top movie like “Bullet Train” demanded an over-the-top score, composer Dominic Lewis (“The King’s Man”) decided, and he spent more than a year not only writing the entire score but also producing (and in several cases co-writing) the songs heard throughout David Leitch’s action thriller.Leitch’s previous movies (“Atomic Blonde,” “Deadpool 2”) have been littered with songs, Lewis knew (“he’s a needle-drop guy”), so his concept became: “Can I write something in the style of a needle-drop, that feels like a song but is doing the job of scoring, following the peaks and troughs of what’s going on?” While Lewis trained in classical music at London’s Royal Academy of Music, he also spent time in rock bands before launching a career in movie music. “I became a mad scientist,” he says, noting that the “Bullet Train” assignment began during COVID lockdown, so he is playing guitars, bass, keyboards and singing throughout the entire score.“It’s very raw and deliberately messy,” Lewis concedes.
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Bullet Train goes off the rails: Movie is slammed by critics saying it gets 'real tedious real fast'
David Leitch's action comedy Bullet Train starring Brad Pitt doesn't hit UK theaters until Wednesday and US theaters until Friday, but critics are not exactly loving the 'high-octane bore.'Many reviewers singled out their praise for the 58-year-old Oscar winner, the fight sequences, and performances from Hiroyuki Sanada, Brian Tyree Henry, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson - but not much else.THR's David Rooney called the Japan-set two-hour flick 'soulless' and wrote it was 'so busy delivering violent action with a self-satisfied wink that its contorted plotting and one-note characters get real tedious real fast.' Reviews are in! David Leitch's action comedy Bullet Train starring Brad Pitt (R) doesn't hit UK theaters until Wednesday and US theaters until Friday, but critics are not exactly loving the 'high-octane bore'Rooney added: 'It's dispiriting to see so many capable actors put to such poor use...We don't care about who gets pounded to a pulp or shot to pieces because there are no characters to root for - good guys or bad.'Variety's Peter Debruge called Bullet Train 'a Kill Bill-like mix of martial arts, manga, and gabby hitman movie influences, minus the vision or wit that implies.' 'It's essentially a live-action cartoon, with high-profile cameos sprinkled in for added laughs,' Debruge noted.'Stylistically, Leitch is trying his darnedest to channel the likes of Tarantino and Ritchie, even if the dialogue and mock-British accents aren't nearly strong enough to earn such comparisons.' Standouts: Many reviewers singled out their praise for the 58-year-old Oscar winner, the fight sequences, and performances from Hiroyuki Sanada (pictured), Brian Tyree Henry, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson - but not much else 'There are no characters
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‘Bullet Train’ Review: Brad Pitt Stars In Action Flick That Tries Too Hard To Stay On Track
Right from the start, you know exactly what you are in for with Bullet Train, a non-stop mix of violence, comedy, and more violence, Japanese-style, as filtered through the lens of director David Leitch, a stuntman turned filmmaker whose past credits of Atomic Blonde, Fast & Furious: Hobbs And Shaw, and Deadpool 2 pretty much prepare you for what to expect here. However, even though this was mostly shot on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, with some killer production design and a cool train courtesy of David Scheunemann, it undoubtedly feels we are in Tokyo where I am sure the Sony bosses were delighted with the dailies as they came in. Unfortunately, from my vantage point this just seems like a lark for star Brad Pitt, coming off an Oscar for the far superior Quentin Tarantino masterpiece, also from Sony, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and the underrated Ad Astra, both pre-pandemic in 2019. His most notable appearance since has been in a comedic supporting role in The Lost City with Sandra Bullock who returns the favor here in a mostly voiceover role as his “handler,” therapist, self help guide, guru – whatever you want to call her – who is constantly guiding him through the messes he gets himself into.
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