Tang Wei

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Someone, somewhere, hits the “Enter” key, and a nuclear reactor in China explodes. A similar attack against the U.S. fails, but when the same hacker causes minor havoc on the stock exchange a joint American/Chinese task force is formed to locate and capture the cyber bully. Captain Chen Dawai (Wang Leehom) insists that they need the assistance of a currently imprisoned hacker named Nicholas Hathaway (Chris Hemsworth), and soon the team — which also includes F.B.I. agent Carol Barrett (Viola Davis), U.S. Marshal Mark Jessup (Holt McCallany) and Chen’s sister, Lien (Tang Wei) — is trotting around the globe in search of the criminal mastermind. Hackers haven’t exactly had the best track record when it comes to being central to a film’s plot, and the great ones can be counted on one hand — WarGames, Sneakers, ? — so newly announced titles are often greeted with understandable hesitation. The news that Michael Mann would be tackling the topic created something of a conundrum — sure it’s a movie about frenetic keyboard slapping, but it’s from the director of Heat, Thief, The Insider and Collateral. So it could still be good, right? Hell, there’s a chance it could be great! Well thankfully all of that hand-wringing can stop now. Blackhat is most definitely terrible.

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What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly celebration of what’s happening in the world of entertainment. It also usually manages to get in a few zingers. We begin tonight with an image of Wei Tang, an actress you may recognize as the gal who had a lot of sex with Tony Leung in that Ang Lee movie, Lust, Caution. She’s also a talented actress. Which is why she’s on the shortlist of actresses who could play the Asian Bond girl role in Bond 23, which is now rumored to be partially shooting in China.

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