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2008-08-10 21:00:19

THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR DIRECTOR: Rob Cohen CAST: Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello, Luke Ford, John Hannah, Michelle Yeoh, Isabella Leong, Liam Cunningham. RATING: 12A .*** THE MUMMY franchise is in a pretty poor state for this, its third resurrection. It trails lacklustre lines like loose bandages and plotlines from other hit films have clearly been dusted off and hopefully attached. Rob Cohen picks up where original writer director Stephen Sommers left off...

2008-08-01 21:00:25

By JAMES VERNIERE "THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR" Rated PG-13. At AMC Loews Boston Common, Regal Fenway Stadium and suburban theaters. Grade: B- "Mummy" mia, indeed - when it comes to "Mummy" sequels, there is no such thing as too much CGI or enough yak vomit. There is also no such thing as lifting too many plot points and action tropes from the "Indiana Jones" series. "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" is the latest in the amiable series that has satisfied our - ahem -...

2008-08-01 12:00:47

By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun Aug. 1--(C-) Three yetis, a yak and a couple of yuks. That's all you get in the way of original entertainment in The Mummy: The Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, an extravagant and frenetic third entry in the franchise about adventurer Rick O'Connell ( Brendan Fraser) and his continuing fights with the embalmed yet undead. It's like an Indiana Jones movie without rhythm, wit or personality, just a desperate, headlong pace. It does have a sense of the...

2008-07-31 12:00:45

By Mark Rahner, Seattle Times Jul. 31--If movies were people, "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" would be a total bimbo: nice-looking and kind of fun sometimes, but so unbearably empty and dumb that it doesn't matter. If the first two in the series (1999's "The Mummy" and 2001's "The Mummy Returns") weren't exactly what you'd find on a double-bill at a Mensa conference, this one at least promised to change things up by moving the action to China and casting martial-arts deity Jet Li...

2008-07-22 15:00:00

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: The premiere of 'THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR' (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060316/LATH064LOGO) WHO: 'THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR' director Rob Cohen; cast members Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello, John Hannah, Russell Wong, Luke Ford, Isabella Leong and Michelle Yeoh; screenwriters Alfred Gough & Miles Millar; and producers Sean Daniel, James...

2008-07-15 09:00:39

AOL and Universal Pictures have teamed to debut a thrilling online adventure for movie fans and gamers alike: "The Dragon Emperor's Challenge" - a series of eight games inspired by Universal Pictures' upcoming epic adventure "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor." The promotion also includes a sweepstakes with daily prize giveaways and Grand Prizes valued at more than $20,000. "The Dragon Emperor's Challenge" is available exclusively on Moviefone, http://www.moviefone.com, one of the Web's...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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