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January 30, 2005
Someone just sent me Reed Johnson's article on "Bandidas," a film I wrote with my frequent collaborator, Luc Besson ["Double-Barreled Firepower," Jan. 23]. I thought Johnson might like to know who the "co-written" was in the equation. The big joke on most of the films we do is that I am the only person whose first language is the language we are filming in -- English. I enjoyed Johnson's article immensely. I thought he really captured the essence of what the film is all about. The choice of directors was a real stroke, as Europeans who have grown up on our westerns come to them with a unique perspective.
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December 18, 1988 | Compiled by David Pecchia
The Karate Kid Part III (Columbia). Shooting in Los Angeles. Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and director John G. Avildsen return for some high-kicking sentiment. This time the student and teacher have a parting of the ways and Macchio is led astray by a rival master. Executive producer Sheldon Schrager. Producer Jerry Weintraub. Screenwriters Robert Mark Kamen. Also stars Martin Kove, Robyn Lively and Thomas Ian Griffith. Summer release. The Package (Camhe/Haggerty). Shooting in Chicago.
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March 27, 1992 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
"The Power of One" is a serenely unworried film, untroubled by distinctions that would give other motion pictures pause. Under the determined direction of John Avildsen, a man whose only speed is full speed ahead, it doesn't so much suspend disbelief as totally demolish it. Written by Robert Mark Kamen from a novel by Bryce Courtland, "The Power of One" cheerfully invades territory more cautious folk would avoid.
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September 2, 2005 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
"Transporter 2" returns Jason Statham as Frank Martin, the ex-Special Forces operative turned mercenary, a martial arts maestro with world-class high-speed driving skills. Armed with a specially equipped Audi A8 that would strike envy in the heart of James Bond, Martin is a "transporter," prepared to move goods or people with no questions asked and on-time delivery guaranteed.
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April 22, 1990 | Kevin Thomas
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT The 1934 Frank Capra classic is one of the most enduringly enjoyable movies of all time, with Clark Gable's breezy reporter and Claudette Colbert's runaway heiress meeting on a bus bound from Florida to New York. Filled with some of the most memorable moments in the history of the movies. Monday at 4:30 p.m. Friday at 6:10 a.m. Cinemax THE GIG Writer-director Frank D.
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November 25, 1990 | Pat H. Broeske
Hot on the heels of his "Rocky V," director John Avildsen is preparing to jump back into the ring. But this time, heavy themes accompany the heavy punches. The central character of "The Power of One" lives in South Africa, circa 1950, when the country is in transition from an English colony to an Afrikaner state. "The story takes place as the curtain of apartheid is descending," says screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen, who previously teamed with director Avildsen for the three "Karate Kid" titles.
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May 8, 1997 | STEVEN SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The biggest surprise in director Luc Besson's shrouded-in-secrecy fantasy "The Fifth Element" doesn't involve a plot twist or computer-generated spaceship. It's the discovery that its most outrageous special effect is a human being. The $90-million "Element's" secret weapon is stand-up comic-turned-actor Chris Tucker, who plays the 23rd century's most flamboyant--and narcissistic--TV host, Ruby Rhod.
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May 15, 1992 | PETER RAINER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You can endure the sky-high infernos and ear-splitting explosions and high-speed shootouts in "Lethal Weapon 3" (citywide) as long as you keep repeating to yourself, "It's only a movie." Actually, the more appropriate mantra should be, "It's only a cartoon." But why put yourself through this endurance test? The latest, and, one fears, not the last episode in the kiss-kiss-bang-bang saga of L.A.
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