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Operation Kino 126: China's Growing Hollywood Influence, But More Importantly, Smurfs 2

This week we're interested in the prospect of a Pacific Rim 2, but a whole lot more interested in what seems like China's obvious growing influence on our biggest Hollywood blockbusters. Its it a good thing or a bad thing? Is it something the average moviegoer needs to know about? That plus Patches' highly anticipated review of The Smurfs 2, Da7e grappling with TV's adaptation of Hannibal, the return of Film Centipede, and a lightning round about forgotten Disney favorites.

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00:00-01:02 Lightning Round

1:44 - 12:35 Patches' tidbit: Smurfs 2

12:47 - 24:02 Da7e's tidbit: TV's Hannibal

24:15 - 31:35 Film Centipede, 2003 style

31:51 - 53:08 China's slow, inevitable takeover of Hollywood

53:25 - 56:37 Goodbye!

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This week's music:

"Heard Me" by RL Grime

"China Girl (Diplo Remix)" by MIA