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'Walkathon' struts across two screens

It's no secret that I love Paul Walker. The 2Hot 2Talented hard-bodied bro has had a string of amazing films, cementing his place in movie history. Walker first made a splash in the Disney surfing buddy comedy "Meet the Deedles"(not to be confused with Peter Jackson's Muppets-on-acid "Meet the Feebles," which I did once, and I'm not really sure how those kids handled the scene in which the bunny puppet thinks he has an STD).

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'Hostel' not cheesy, sure to please true horror fans

In the premiere edition of "Dan's Picks," I turn my all-seeing, Sauron-esque eye on "Hostel." Detractors might initially dismiss "Hostel" as a cheesy "Saw" clone (it's opening in January, usually a death sentence in terms of quality for mainstream movies), a morally reprehensible film for sickos or, to the elitist, a rip-off of Japanese horror filmmaker Takashi Miike, whose film "Audition" contains a similarly violent torture scene.

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Movie matches

With the rapper, actor, cat-you-ain't-used-to, comedian slash producer Nick Cannon's new film "Underclassmen" opening tomorrow, the theaters are sure to be packed. Who wouldn't want to see a story about an undercover cop in college? I mean, especially if it's Nick Cannon.

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Movie Matches

Who could forget James Stewart's famous filibuster in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," or the White House totally blowing up in "Independence Day"? There are so many memorable D.C. moments in movie history. As we all return to the District, let's take a look some monumental D.

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sc, kfh review

Kung Fu Hustle A- with Stephen Chow, Qiu Yuen, Kwok Kuen Chan. Written and directed by Stephen Chow. Opens tomorrow. Chow's humor harkens back to the vaudeville rule of threes (in Chow's case, it's more like a rule of sevens). He combines slapstick, double meanings and non-stop tomfoolery with elaborate action sequences that can best be described as awe-inspiring and glorious.

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Movie Matches

Whether it's gang wars or battles between kung-fu masters, there's plenty of flippin' sweet fights in "Kung Fu Hustle." Here are some other movie fights packin' the heat and bringing it straight street. "They Live" - 1988 Rowdy Roddy Piper vs. Keith David In this John Carpenter flick about aliens that have totally taken over the planet, the only man that can stop them is former pro wrestler Roddy Piper.

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Can't knock the hustle

Soft-spoken, thoughtful and instantly endearing, Stephen Chow, the Chinese Charlie Chaplin, seems more interested in asking questions than answering them. The 46-year-old's hair is graying a little, but he still has the endearing smile of a class clown who's just farted.

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Sc, Entertainment, Interview with Stephen Chow for 'Kung Fu Hustle'

Soft-spoken, thoughtful and instantly endearing, the Chinese Charlie Chaplin seems more interested in asking questions that getting them. The 46-year-old's hair is greying a little, but he still has the endearing smile of a class clown who's just farted. Stephen Chow is a legitimate movie star, the total revenue of his films topping Jackie Chan's in Asia, but there are few in the United States who know he exists.

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Chow's martial arts flick brings the heat

It takes 20 minutes for Stephen Chow to show up in "Kung Fu Hustle." By that time, you almost have forgotten he was even coming. This is only due to the pack of interesting characters the filmmaker has set up at the beginning of his movie. There's Brother Sum, the heartless gang boss who likes to do a one-two step after blowing someone away with a shotgun.

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Todd Solondz plays with words in latest film

Todd Solondz, the creepy virtuoso of indie film, returns once again to unveil his new set of tragic characters with his latest, "Palindromes." In this chapter of Solondz's films, we meet Aviva, a 12-year-old girl who gets pregnant, much to the horror of her parents.

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