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Ticket Booth: 'The Great Fist For Wellness'

Welcome to the next edition of Ticket Booth. As always no one can tell you how to spend your money, and if there is a movie here that you really want to see you should absolutely go see it. These are merely suggestions from a critic to her audience. While last week's releases covered the […]

'The Great Wall' Is Pretty Armor Within A Boring Story And Garbage CGI

The Great Wall might have amazing armor designs and decent cinematography but it can't escape the 90's era CGI or the basic story. Director: Yimou Zhang Summary: European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures. There are several reasons that […]

Behind-The-Scenes Of The Great Wall With Zhang Yimou

Universal Pictures has released three new behind-the-scenes videos for The Great Wall. The story of European mercenaries searching for black powder who become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures. The featurettes take a look inside filming, focuses on director Zhang Yimou and talks about shooting in […]

Great Wall Star Matt Damon Whitesplains Whitewashing

Since the very first poster for The Great Wall starring Matt Damon was first released, the film has been criticized as yet another example of "whitewashing," the process of casting white actors in non-white roles. Other recent examples of the practice include Marvel casting Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One in Doctor Strange, though some reports claimed that […]

Matt Damon's Great Wall Movie Releases Epic Length Trailer

Well if nothing else the ambivalently awaited fantasy film, The Great Wall, has achieved one amazing feat – it's released a trailer that's probably the first to run longer than Cloud Atlas' 5 minute, 42 second trailer back in 2012. With an overall length of 8 minutes and 58 seconds, and assuming that it's a […]

Monsters, Mayhem, And Mighty Whiteys: The Great Wall Presser From NYCC

By John Odum… It was a packed house at Madison Square Garden for the NYCC preview panel for Director Zhang Yimou's (Raise the Red Lantern, Hero) "The Great Wall" slated for a February 17 release date in the US and February 24 in the UK. Moderator Dave Carter introduced birthday boy Matt Damon (in his first […]

The Great Wall Director Zhang Yimou On Casting Matt Damon

When the trailer for Zhang Yimou's The Great Wall debuted last week, I joked about the strange sight of Matt Damon fighting on the wall against some supernatural force. Others, including Fresh Off The Boat's Constance Wu, took Damon's presence more seriously as another example of casting white actors in presumably Asian roles. Yimou has […]

Matt Damon Fights Along The Great Wall In New Trailer

For a moment, let's excuse the strange sight of Matt Damon preparing to wage war atop the Great Wall of China and bask in the absurd visual wonder of Zhang Yimou in this trailer for their upcoming Legendary Pictures/Universal film, The Great Wall. In the film, Damon plays a member of an elite force making […]