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IP MAN 3 A FITTING END TO A GREAT SERIES

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The Ip Man series started almost a decade ago by chronicling the life of the man that brought the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun to the world. Though it has been a bit of a slow burn, the audience has grown to love the characters of Ip Man and the world that he inhabits. By the third film we are so invested that every detail means that much more.

With that in mind, it is fitting that the story remains rather small. By the time the third film begins it is already the late 1950s and Master Ip (Donnie Yen) has become a legend in his town. Humble and kind he remains a constant protector to the townspeople, even if it means neglecting his wife (Lynn Hung).

When an American gangster comes to town named Frank (Mike Tyson) and starts recruiting the local martial artists it does not take long before he has the Ip Man in his sights. At first they merely dance around each other but Ip Man’s talent for being at the heart of the trouble quickly makes him the focus of Frank’s anger.

Here’s where things get tricky. Putting someone like Mike Tyson in a film like Ip Man instantly makes him stand out. He’s still a relatively new actor and makes no real effort to conform to the style of the period. His face tattoo, for instance, remains a prominent part of his face. That means that every time he is on screen it is like the viewer is suddenly in a different movie. It can be jarring at times. But Tyson isn’t in there simply for show. Both he and Yen have an intense one-on-one battle that is so well done the audience will feel every blow.

Once Tyson is taken out of the film it becomes a very different movie. The film juggles some major subplots including a competitor (Ka-Yan Leung) from the wrong side of the tracks that might just be Ip man’s equal. This, as it turns out, ends up being far more interesting than the Tyson plot. The two have a history together and there is far more at stake than any threat Tyson may pose. Watching them fight, especially in their final battle, is like poetry in motion.

As expected whenever Donnie Yen is involved the fights are spectacular. Each confrontation escalates and changes the surroundings just enough to be totally fascinating. One of the best sequences of the film involves a henchman attacking Ip and his wife in a very small elevator. The Ip Man manages to protect her and defeat him at the same time. Their actions speak volumes more than any words could do.

Ip Man 3 will speak to both fans of the series and those coming into it for the first time. It is a standalone story that works just as well on its own but is even more rewarding if you’ve watched the previous films. It may not be playing everywhere but seek this one out.

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Apple TV+ announces season two for delightful kids and family series “Camp Snoopy

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Today, Apple TV+ announced a season two for acclaimed kids and family series “Camp Snoopy,” based on the classic Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz and directed by Rob Boutilier (“The Snoopy Show,” “Snoopy in Space”). The complete  first season of “Camp Snoopy” is now streaming globally on Apple TV+.

After discovering their troop is in danger of disbanding, Snoopy and the Beagle Scouts set off to immerse themselves in nature and the Great Outdoors, with the Beagle Scout Manual as their guide. Meanwhile, Charlie Brown and friends enjoy their summer at Camp Spring Lake, crossing paths with Snoopy as they experience hiking, swimming, sitting around campfires and everything summer camp and the outdoors have to offer. 

Produced for Apple TV+ by Peanuts and WildBrain, “Camp Snoopy” is based on the Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz and is directed by Rob Boutilier (“The Snoopy Show,” “Snoopy in Space”). Executive producers are Craig Schulz, Paige Braddock, Boutilier, Josh Scherba, Stephanie Betts and Logan McPherson.

“Camp Snoopy” joined an exciting slate of new offerings for kids and families on Apple TV+ this summer featuring the second season of beloved animated series “Frog and Toad,” based on the Caldecott and Newbery Honor-winning books; animated adventure trilogy “WondLa,” based on the New York Times bestselling book series “The Search for WondLa” by Tony DiTerlizzi; highly anticipated kids and family series “Yo Gabba GabbaLand!,” inspired by the hit, Emmy Award-nominated cultural phenomenon “Yo Gabba Gabba!”; “Me,” an elevated cinematic coming-of-age story from Barry L. Levy; and, the first-ever television adaptation of the cult classic film, “Time Bandits,” starring Lisa Kudrow.

Award-winning all-age offerings now streaming globally on Apple TV+ include celebrated live action animated hybrid special, “The Velveteen Rabbit”; the Academy Award and BAFTA Award-winning animated short film “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse”; Oscar-nominated and BAFTA Award-winning animated film “Wolfwalkers”; the BAFTA Award and Humanitas Prize-winning “El Deafo,” BAFTA Award-winning “Lovely Little Farm,” “Duck & Goose,” “Get Rolling With Otis,” Spin Master Entertainment’s “Sago Mini Friends,” GLAAD Media Award-nominated “Pinecone & Pony,” “Frog and Toad,” The Jim Henson Company’s Emmy Award-winning “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock,” “Harriet the Spy” and “Slumberkins,” Sesame Workshop’s “Helpsters,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt, HITRECORD and Bento Box Entertainment’s “Wolfboy and the Everything Factory,” Jack McBrayer and Angela C. Santomero’s Emmy Award-nominated “Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show,” Peanuts and WildBrain’s Emmy Award-nominated “Snoopy in Space,” “The Snoopy Show,” Scholastic’s “Eva the Owlet” and Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series “Stillwater.” Live-action offerings include Bonnie Hunt’s DGA and WGA Award-nominated “Amber Brown,” DGA Award-winning “Best Foot Forward,” “Surfside Girls,” WGA Award-winning “Life By Ella,” Sesame Workshop and Sinking Ship’s Emmy Award-winning “Ghostwriter,” Emmy Award and Environmental Media Association Award winning “Jane,” and Scholastic’s “Puppy Place.”

Also included are “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth,” the Emmy Award-winning television event based on the New York Times bestselling book and TIME Best Book of the Year by Oliver Jeffers, and specials from Peanuts and WildBrain including Emmy Award-nominated “Snoopy Presents: It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown,” “Snoopy Presents: Lucy’s School,” Humanitas and Emmy Award-nominated “Snoopy Presents: To Mom (and Dad), With Love,” “Snoopy Presents: One-of-a-Kind Marcie,” “Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin,” Emmy Award-winning “Snoopy Presents: Who Are You, Charlie Brown?” and “Snoopy Presents: For Auld Lang Syne.”

Apple TV+ offers premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment, and is available to watch across all of a user’s favorite screens. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service in its debut. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have earned 499 wins and 2,262 award nominations and counting, including multi-Emmy Award-winning comedy “Ted Lasso” and historic Oscar Best Picture winner “CODA.”

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