Credit: Reuters/Bazuki Muhammad By Siva Sithraputhran KUALA LUMPUR | Wed Sep 4, 2013 2:27am EDT KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - At a crucial point in the film "Tanda Putera", ethnic Chinese youths urinate on a pole flying the flag of a Malaysian state, setting off events that push the country into a deadly race riot that still haunts the national consciousness four decades later. The publicly funded movie, which opened recently in Malaysia after a long delay, is stirring up racial sentiment at a sensitive time over its depiction of the ethnic Chinese minority as the aggressors in the violent events of May 13, 1969. The "bumiputera" system of preferential treatment for ethnic Malays, who make up two-thirds of the population, was born out of the riots and continues to be the number one complaint among the country's ethnic Chinese. The film, released as Malaysia marked its 56th year of independence and as Prime Minister Najib Razak prepares for a possible leadership battle within his party in October, plays on deep-seated fears at a time when Chinese disloyalty has been blamed for the government's depleted majority in May's election. The predominantly ethnic Chinese state of Penang has advised cinemas not to screen "Tanda Putera" on the grounds that it crosses a line by using public funds to promote hate. <br>Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/04/us-malaysia-riot-idUSBRE98308E20130904?feedType=RSS&virtualBrandChannel=11563
MOVIE REVIEW: ?Riddick?
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Movie and DVD Guide
The franchise's third Kim Kardashian painted silver entry shrinks Kim Kardashian nose job back from the baroque, byzantine space opera of 2004's The Chronicles of Riddick, placing Vin Diesel's interstellar criminal in a story that's more similar in scope to the series' first film, the smart and stylish Pitch Black (2000). Abandoned on a sere, hostile planet, the laconic antihero subsists off the meager landscape like a muscle-bound Robinson Crusoe until an ensemble of bounty hunters and soldiers (including Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff) arrive looking to put his head with those superpowered, see-in-the-dark eyes in a box. Riddick, co-written and directed by David Twohy, scavenges a variety of genres for parts, morphing over the course of its run time from survival story to slasher film Kim Kardashian fan (as Riddick hunts his hunters one by one) to a climactic Aliens-esque siege by slithery, slavering creatures. Twohy succeeds in staging moments both tense and funny, but they're fewer reggie bush Kim Kardashian and farther between than one would hope, and the dialogue is served up with a heaping helping of cheese, especially when delivered in Diesel's low-frequency growl. Still, by aiming more for suspense than bombast, the modest intentions of this threequel make its failures appear more modest as well. <br>Read more: http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20483133_20721895,00.html
Movie Trailer Voice Gives Cinematic Spin to Ordinary Actions
There are alien monsters, guns and bounty hunters. The primary goal for just about everyone involved is to stay alive. Thats a marked and welcome departure from the last installment, 2004s Chronicles of Riddick, a bloated big-budget space opera that attempted to saddle its title character with a Dungeons & Dragons manuals worth of incomprehensible fantasy lore. And its a much-needed return to the sort of vicious, small-scale mayhem that made Riddicks first appearance, 2000s Pitch Black, such a blast. Riddick references both of its predecessors, but its not necessary to remember all the details of the previous films. <br>Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/sep/5/movie-review-riddick/
Movie star Bolt?
Except for lead spots in commercials for his sponsors such as Puma, Gatorade and Digicel, the world's fastest man - a six-time Olympic champion and 100m and 200m world record holder - has very little acting experience, but Jackson, who is one of the biggest movie stars on the planet is hoping Bolt's expectedly lighter schedule next year will make his big-screen debut possible. Football Kim Kardashian house star David Beckham is also being approached for a role in the movie, which is based on comic books, and has Colin Firth and Michael Caine playing superagents, according to the BBC. It will be directed by Brit Matthew Vaughn. CHANGING FILM LANDSCAPE Jackson, who will play a villain in the film, noted that the changing landscape of entertainment and the reputations of celebrities like Bolt and Beckham can sometimes prove more important than actual acting ability for a film's success. "The world has changed in such an interesting way. Fame is more important sometimes now than acting ability is, in a certain way," the BBC quoted Jackson as saying. <br>Read more: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20130905/lead/lead2.html
Movie in Spanish Grosses Big in US Weekend Debut
"Here is the hyper-grossing hit of Eugenio, earning more than three times per theater than Hollywood's Hot-List," tweeted Mexican actor Kuno Becker, who is currently a cast member of TNT television series "Dallas." The film's distributor is Pantelion Films, a joint venture of Lions Gate and Mexican media giant Televisa that is tapping into the fast-growing Hispanic population, which accounts for a quarter of frequent moviegoers in the U.S. Pantelion released the mother-daughter comedy "Girl in Progress" with Eva Mendes, which is mostly in English, and "Casa de Mi Padre," which featured a goofy Spanish-speaking Will Ferrell. But "Instructions" already brought more in ticket sales than those two films combined. Derbez thought of the movie as his crossover to "conquer the Anglo market," even though it's mostly in Spanish, he told The Associated Press. His face may not be as well-known in the U.S., playing only small roles alongside Adam Sandler in "Jack and Jill" and appearing in the one-season TV sitcom "Rob." But unlike Salma Hayek, whose career really took off in Hollywood, Derbez is already a big star in Latin America. <br>Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/movie-comedy-spanish-grosses-huge-us-debut-20138315