Latest Ping Pong Stories

2008-09-06 00:00:18

By > Glenn Whipp The era of the man-child takes up residence in L.A.'s Chinese- American community with "Ping Pong Playa," a thin, but occasionally amusing movie about a trash-talking wannabe gangsta who finds his niche playing table tennis. Christopher "C-dub" Wang (co-writer Jimmy Tsai) rouses himself from aimlessness and takes over his family's pingpong classes after a car accident forces his mom and successful brother to the sidelines. What follows is a good-natured underdog...

2006-05-26 15:27:43

By Mike Davidson CANNES, France (Reuters) - The coveted prize for movies at Cannes may be the "Palme d'Or," but for those films' canine casts the Palm Dog is the only award worth winning. A small French bulldog was the winner this year in the parallel event to the main film competition that has become a regular offbeat fixture at the festival. Mops, who appeared in Sofia Coppola's zany costume drama "Marie Antoinette," faced stiff competition from two other dogs appearing in movies...

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