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‘Point Break’ goes to China for world premiere, plus more movie news

Edgar Ramirez plays Bodhi in "Point Break."

Edgar Ramirez plays Bodhi in "Point Break." Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures / Reiner Bajo

THE MOVIE “Point Break”

THE DEAL Warner Bros.’ new action film became the first major Hollywood release to hold its world premiere in China, according to Deadline.com. Featuring elaborate stunts and stages constructed in Beijing’s Taimiao Temple in the Forbidden City, the Monday premiere confirmed Hollywood’s increasing reliance on China, which has contributed not only to the box-office profits but the production of recent movies. “Point Break,” a remake of Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 film about surfing bank robbers, opens in the United States on Christmas Day.

WHO Jenna Ushkowitz

THE MOVIE “Hello Again”

THE DEAL The “Glee” actress, who grew up in East Meadow, will join Tyler Blackburn, Audra McDonald, Martha Plimpton, T.R. Knight and Rumer Willis in a movie adaptation of the stage musical, Variety reports. Michael John LaChiusa’s 1994 musical, nominated for eight Drama Desk awards, followed 10 lost souls through 10 periods in New York City history. Nolan Gerard Funk, Sam Underwood and Al Calderon are also in the film’s cast.

THE MOVIE “Dementia”

THE DEAL Mike Testin’s horror film, produced by Lawrence natives Jordan Lifshitz and Raphael Margules, stars Gene Jones as an aging Vietnam vet whose new nurse (Kristina Klebe) turns out to have a dark side. The film opens tomorrow at the IFC Center in Manhattan and at Malverne Cinema and Art Center, 350 Hempstead Ave. The producers will speak there in person after the 10:10 p.m. screening Saturday and the 4:40 p.m. screening Sunday.

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