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March 15, 1998 | Michael Wilmington
New Zealand's Vincent Ward has a visionary's eye, a tribalist's sympathies and a technologue's expertise. This stunningly visualized tale of an Eskimo boy's romantic tragedy is the most ambitious of all his works. It is about the clash between primitivism and civilization, map-making, the Dresden firebombing and the dangers of playing God. With Jason Scott Lee and Anne Parillaud (both pictured), Patrick Bergin and Jeanne Moreau (HBO Monday at 2 a.m.).
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NEWS
March 15, 1998 | Michael Wilmington
New Zealand's Vincent Ward has a visionary's eye, a tribalist's sympathies and a technologue's expertise. This stunningly visualized tale of an Eskimo boy's romantic tragedy is the most ambitious of all his works. It is about the clash between primitivism and civilization, map-making, the Dresden firebombing and the dangers of playing God. With Jason Scott Lee and Anne Parillaud (both pictured), Patrick Bergin and Jeanne Moreau (HBO Monday at 2 a.m.).
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 1998 | Steve Hochman
Having co-starred in director Kevin Smith's "Mallrats" and "Chasing Amy," Jason Lee is part of the rising class of young, indie-oriented actors. Now co-starring with David Schwimmer in "Kissing a Fool," he has an opportunity for wider recognition. The former professional skateboarder, 27, is also set for Smith's next, "Dogma," with fellow "Amy" alumnus Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Chris Rock. "CHASING" ACTORS: "People are wanting to work with everyone from 'Chasing Amy.'
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 1998 | Steve Hochman
Having co-starred in director Kevin Smith's "Mallrats" and "Chasing Amy," Jason Lee is part of the rising class of young, indie-oriented actors. Now co-starring with David Schwimmer in "Kissing a Fool," he has an opportunity for wider recognition. The former professional skateboarder, 27, is also set for Smith's next, "Dogma," with fellow "Amy" alumnus Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Chris Rock. "CHASING" ACTORS: "People are wanting to work with everyone from 'Chasing Amy.'
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 1993 | LAWRENCE CHRISTON, Lawrence Christon is a Times staff writer
Could it be that by midsummer, after "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story" has made its multiplex rounds, Jason Scott Lee will have been anointed the next great action film and martial arts hero? He has all the tools, a whippet-like frame, a face that in the genre's tradition is both wary and reposeful in its staple possession of (portentous gong sound here) Ancient Secrets of the East, and an explosive tension in which he mutates onto a fearsome plane of midair dervish violence.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 1993 | PETER RAINER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The problem with most movie biographies of famous stars is that the wattage of the impersonators is rarely as bright as the originals. The exceptions--Barbra Streisand as Fanny Brice, for example, or James Cagney as George M. Cohan--only prove the rule. What's exciting about "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story" (citywide) is that, in Jason Scott Lee, the movies have created a new star out of an old star.
NEWS
July 20, 1997 | Kevin Thomas
This enjoyable 1993 bio-pic of Bruce Lee introduced a magnetic new star in actor Jason Scott Lee (pictured, no relation) in the title role. He's a more flamboyant and balletic martial artist than Bruce Lee, and the dramatization of Lee's life is heavy on the corn and the uplift but still entertaining (NBC Sunday at 8:30 p.m.).
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Film Fests: The fourth annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will get underway with two world premieres. "Map of the Human Heart," starring Jason Scott Lee, Anne Parillaud and Patrick Bergin, will be shown Jan. 7 at the opening gala, and "Ethan Frome," starring Liam Neeson and Patricia Arquette, will be the opening night film on Jan. 8. . . . The eighth annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (March 5-14) has established two juried catgories to honor short films.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 1992 | DONALD CHASE, Donald Chase is a free-lance writer based in New York.
In the garish, lantern-hung cha-cha palace created within Kowloon's Mongkok Neighborhood Centre, the fearful dancers have ceded the floor to five burly, brawl-hungry British sailors and their comparatively slight Asian adversary, Jason Scott Lee. The young Asian, in the black pegged pants of a Hong Kong sharpie of 1962, begins by disabling the most belligerent Brit, boatswain Nick Brandon, with a swift kick to the groin.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 1993 | PETER RAINER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The problem with most movie biographies of famous stars is that the wattage of the impersonators is rarely as bright as the originals. The exceptions--Barbra Streisand as Fanny Brice, for example, or James Cagney as George M. Cohan--only prove the rule. What's exciting about "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story" (citywide) is that, in Jason Scott Lee, the movies have created a new star out of an old star.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 1993 | LAWRENCE CHRISTON, Lawrence Christon is a Times staff writer
Could it be that by midsummer, after "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story" has made its multiplex rounds, Jason Scott Lee will have been anointed the next great action film and martial arts hero? He has all the tools, a whippet-like frame, a face that in the genre's tradition is both wary and reposeful in its staple possession of (portentous gong sound here) Ancient Secrets of the East, and an explosive tension in which he mutates onto a fearsome plane of midair dervish violence.
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