With Kung Fu Panda 2 opening this weekend, I recently got to interview Lucy Liu for our partners at Omelete. While some sequels spend a lot of time reminding the audience who the characters are, one of the many things that’s great about Kung Fu Panda 2 is that it starts like you know the world and it never slows down. In addition, while I’ve been very vocal about bad 3D, Kung Fu Panda 2 features some incredible 3D and the best part is the filmmakers used 3D to help tell the story. If you have the option, you really want to see this in 3D.
During my interview with Liu, we talked about making the sequel and her thoughts on the success of the first film. In addition, with Liu working on so many other projects, I got updates on director RZA’s The Man With the Iron Fists (which also stars Russell Crowe), Detachment and East Fifth Bliss. Hit the jump to watch.
We have images from various movies for you this morning. For your viewing pleasure there are images from the crime-thriller Hungry Rabbit Jumps (starring January Jones and Nicolas Cage), Sarah Polley’s “bittersweet dramedy” Take This Waltz (starring Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, and Luke Kirby), the love story/comedy The Romantics (starring Katie Holmes, Malin Akerman, and Anna Paquin) , the drama Stone (starring Edward Norton, Robert De Niro, and Milla Jovovich), the indie dramedy East Fifth Bliss (starring Michael C. Hall and Brad William Henke) and Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere (starring Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning).
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Now that season four of Showtime’s “Dexter” is ready for its big September debut, actor Michael C. hall can finally spend some time NOT killing people for fun. According to Variety, Hall will use his downtime romancing an eighteen year old in the indie comedy “East Fifth Bliss”. The plot involves a 35 year old man whose humdrum existence becomes more exciting when he embarks on a relationship with the daughter of a former classmate. OK, I have just one thing to say about this casting – Michael C. Hall as a serial killer I buy, but a 35 year old? My credulity has its limits…