House of Flying Daggers

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The latest martial arts flick directed by Zhang Yimou, the creator of the great Hero (here’s my review), goes into wide release on Friday. Zhang Ziyi is a cutie as the blind kung-fuette, but I don’t much like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon-style movies much, and this one seemed fairly ho-hum, being far less visually inventive than Hero. I got bored about halfway through and went and watched A Very Long Engagement for awhile, which looked good, but the plot — a complicated detective story in which the adorable Audrey “Amelie” Tatou searches for her fiancé after WWI — was incomprehensible if you sneak in during...

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Jan 12th 2005
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