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R.I.P. Lou Reed (1942-2013): The Music & Movie Moments That Defined An Icon

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 27, 2013 4:41 PM
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Lou Reed,
While I was a music journalist before I was a film one, I couldn't even fathom writing a proper obituary of rock n' roll icon and pioneer Lou Reed right now, who passed away today at the age of 71 of undisclosed reasons (the former Velvet Underground singer underwent a liver transplant in May). For that, you could read the obit over at our friends' music site, Consequence Of Sound. But Reed meant a lot to everyone here, certainly this writer and pretty much anyone who ever cared about some of the fundamentals of rock n' roll.

Exclusive: First Look At Wayne Wang's 'Snow Flower And The Secret Fan'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2011 7:44 AM
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Director Wayne Wang has never been a director that could be easily pigeonholed. He broke through with a trifecta of critical and arthouse faves with “The Joy Luck Club,” “Smoke” and “Blue In the Face,” but he’s also tackled more mainstream fare (”Maid In Manhattan,” “Last Holiday”) while still taking chances on ambitious independent pics (”The Center of the World”). So it's no surprise that his next effort, "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan," is another gear change for the director, a detailed period piece based on the novel by Lisa See that explores the relationship between two girls in 19th-century China who are matched by laotong -- a bonded friendship that is regarded as having ties as strong or stronger than that of marriage.

Wayne Wang To Direct Albert Einstein Biopic

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 11, 2011 3:24 AM
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Wayne Wang's career has certainly been eclectic. He broke through with a trifecta of critical and arthouse faves with "The Joy Luck Club," "Smoke" and "Blue In The Face" but he's also taken big swings into broad mainstream fare ("Maid In Manhattan," "Last Holiday") while still taking chances on ambitious independent pics ("The Center Of The World"). And the ever restless Wang is now switching things up again.

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