Story | Oct 18, 2014 | 12:19 PM
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Story | Oct 28, 2014 | 1:16 AMLOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - A movie that only comes to life -- and then just barely -- in its moments of tooth-pulling, finger-slicing, gut-twisting violence, "Revenge of the Green Dragons" offers a flashy but unrewarding intro to the vicious Chinese-American youth gangs that ran amok in Queens in the 1980s and '90s. The latest and least in a series of baton passes between Martin Scorsese (credited as an exec producer) and the Hong Kong film industry (represented by co-directors Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo), this crudely made thriller plays like a stilted Cantonese riff on organized-crime cliches, substituting blood and brutality for novelty or insight. Scorsese's imprimatur could give the A24 release a commercial boost Stateside, but lackluster critical response will keep crossover biz at a trickle.
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MEXICO CITY Authorities on Thursday captured one of Mexico's most wanted men, the leader of the resurgent Juarez Cartel, Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, bagging the second major alleged kingpin this month. Federal police arrested Carrillo Fuentes, 51, also...
Story | Oct 3, 2014 | 3:05 PM
MEXICO CITY It's a recurring pattern in Mexico. Authorities capture an alleged drug kingpin, and politicians tremble, fearing news leaks about even casual contacts with him or his coterie. It happened again this week. Authorities detained Hector...