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ec7fbeb @cathywu adding tagged data (using qtag)
authored Jan 15, 2012
1 the_DT
2 laserman_NN
3 :_:
4 somehow_RB
5 the_DT
6 title_NN
7 of_IN
8 writer-director-producer_NN
9 peter_NP
10 wang_???
11 's_BEZ
12 film_NN
13 conjures_NNS
14 up_RP
15 images_NNS
16 of_IN
17 superheroes_NNS
18 ,_,
19 like_IN
20 ultraman_NN
21 and_CC
22 spiderman_NN
23 ._.
24 you_PP
25 kind_NN
26 of_IN
27 expect_VB
28 an_DT
29 adventure_NN
30 flick_NN
31 about_IN
32 a_DT
33 crime_NN
34 fighter_NN
35 who_WP
36 can_MD
37 shoot_VB
38 laser_NN
39 beams_NNS
40 from_IN
41 his_PP$
42 fingertips_NNS
43 ._.
44 as_CS
45 it_PP
46 turns_VBZ
47 out_RP
48 ,_,
49 the_DT
50 laserman_NN
51 _is__???
52 about_RB
53 crime_NN
54 and_CC
55 about_IN
56 laser_NN
57 beams_NNS
58 ,_,
59 but_CC
60 there_EX
61 aren't_BER
62 any_DT
63 superheroes_NNS
64 ._.
65 instead_RB
66 ,_,
67 wang_???
68 's_NNS
69 film_NN
70 is_BEZ
71 populated_VBN
72 by_IN
73 a_DT
74 group_NN
75 of_IN
76 refreshingly_RB
77 off-beat_NN
78 characters_NNS
79 living_NN
80 in_IN
81 the_DT
82 ultimate_JJ
83 cultural_JJ
84 melting_NN
85 pot_NN
86 :_:
87 new_JJ
88 york_NP
89 city_NN
90 ._.
91 the_DT
92 laserman_NN
93 is_BEZ
94 a_DT
95 comic_NN
96 brew_NN
97 which_WDT
98 celebrates_VBZ
99 ethnicity_NN
100 ,_,
101 eccentricity_NN
102 ,_,
103 and_CC
104 electricity_NN
105 ._.
106 the_DT
107 film_NN
108 tells_VBZ
109 the_DT
110 bizarre_JJ
111 story_NN
112 of_IN
113 arthur_NP
114 weiss_NP
115 (_(
116 marc_NP
117 hayashi_NP
118 )_)
119 ,_,
120 a_DT
121 chinese-american_JJ
122 laser_NN
123 scientist_NN
124 whose_WP$
125 life_NN
126 becomes_VBZ
127 incredibly_RB
128 hectic_JJ
129 after_IN
130 he_PP
131 accidentally_RB
132 kills_VBZ
133 his_PP$
134 lab_NN
135 assistant_NN
136 in_IN
137 an_DT
138 experiment_NN
139 ._.
140 he_PP
141 loses_VBZ
142 his_PP$
143 job_NN
144 but_CC
145 finds_VBZ
146 work_NN
147 with_IN
148 a_DT
149 mysterious_JJ
150 company_NN
151 which_WDT
152 secretly_RB
153 plans_VBZ
154 to_IN
155 use_NN
156 laser_NN
157 technology_NN
158 to_IN
159 commit_VB
160 dastardly_JJ
161 deeds_NNS
162 ._.
163 arthur_NP
164 's_POS
165 professional_JJ
166 life_NN
167 is_BEZ
168 cluttered_VBN
169 with_IN
170 moral_JJ
171 dilemmas_NNS
172 ._.
173 his_PP$
174 personal_JJ
175 life_NN
176 ,_,
177 on_IN
178 the_DT
179 other_JJ
180 hand_NN
181 ,_,
182 is_BEZ
183 cluttered_VBN
184 with_IN
185 colorful_JJ
186 friends_NNS
187 and_CC
188 quirky_JJ
189 relatives_NNS
190 ._.
191 in_IN
192 fact_NN
193 ,_,
194 arthur_NP
195 is_BEZ
196 by_IN
197 far_RB
198 the_DT
199 blandest_NN
200 character_NN
201 in_IN
202 the_DT
203 film_NN
204 ,_,
205 despite_IN
206 a_DT
207 charismatic_JJ
208 performance_NN
209 by_IN
210 hayashi_NP
211 (_(
212 the_DT
213 san_NP
214 francisco-based_JJ
215 actor_NN
216 whose_WP$
217 films_NNS
218 include_VB
219 chan_NP
220 is_BEZ
221 missing_VBG
222 and_CC
223 the_DT
224 karate_JJ
225 kid_NN
226 ii_CD
227 )_)
228 ._.
229 it_PP
230 's_BEZ
231 the_DT
232 auxiliary_JJ
233 characters_NNS
234 who_WP
235 give_VB
236 the_DT
237 laserman_NN
238 its_PP$
239 unique_JJ
240 spark_NN
241 ._.
242 arthur_NP
243 's_POS
244 not-so-typical_JJ
245 jewish_JJ
246 mother_NN
247 ,_,
248 ruth_NP
249 ,_,
250 for_IN
251 example_NN
252 ,_,
253 is_BEZ
254 convinced_VBN
255 that_CS
256 a_DT
257 chinese_JJ
258 soul_NN
259 is_BEZ
260 trapped_VBN
261 in_IN
262 her_PP$
263 jewish_JJ
264 body_NN
265 ._.
266 she_PP
267 has_HVZ
268 dyed_VBN
269 her_PP$
270 red_JJ
271 hair_NN
272 black_JJ
273 ,_,
274 she_PP
275 takes_VBZ
276 herbal_JJ
277 medicine_NN
278 daily_JJ
279 ,_,
280 and_CC
281 she_PP
282 is_BEZ
283 perpetually_RB
284 cooking_NN
285 up_RP
286 strange_JJ
287 delicacies_NNS
288 ,_,
289 such_DT
290 as_IN
291 matzo_???
292 balls_NNS
293 in_IN
294 soy_JJ
295 sauce--the_NP
296 ultimate_JJ
297 fusion_NN
298 of_IN
299 jewish_JJ
300 and_CC
301 chinese_JJ
302 cuisine_NN
303 ._.
304 veteran_NN
305 stage_NN
306 actress_NN
307 joan_NP
308 copeland_NP
309 takes_VBZ
310 the_DT
311 part_NN
312 and_CC
313 runs_VBZ
314 with_IN
315 it_PP
316 ,_,
317 almost_RB
318 stealing_VBG
319 the_DT
320 movie_NN
321 in_IN
322 the_DT
323 process_NN
324 ._.
325 she_PP
326 plays_VBZ
327 ruth_NP
328 as_IN
329 a_DT
330 driven_JJ
331 woman_NN
332 ,_,
333 determined_VBN
334 to_IN
335 overcome_JJ
336 her_PP$
337 genetic_JJ
338 heritage_NN
339 by_IN
340 immersing_VBG
341 herself_PPX
342 in_IN
343 chinese_JJ
344 culture_NN
345 ._.
346 arthur_NP
347 's_POS
348 girlfriend_NN
349 janet_NP
350 (_(
351 maryann_NP
352 urbano_NP
353 )_)
354 is_BEZ
355 a_DT
356 kooky_JJ
357 free-spirit_NN
358 who_WP
359 would_MD
360 rather_RB
361 meditate_NN
362 than_CS
363 copulate_JJ
364 ;_;
365 her_PP
366 ultimate_JJ
367 goal_NN
368 is_BEZ
369 orgasm_VB
370 through_IN
371 zen_NP
372 meditation_NN
373 ._.
374 arthur_NP
375 's_POS
376 best_JJS
377 friend_NN
378 ,_,
379 joey_NP
380 (_(
381 tony_NP
382 leung_NP
383 )_)
384 ,_,
385 is_BEZ
386 a_DT
387 small_JJ
388 time_NN
389 thief_NN
390 who_WP
391 hustles_NNS
392 everything_PN
393 from_IN
394 microwave_NN
395 ovens_NNS
396 to_IN
397 machine_NN
398 guns_NNS
399 ._.
400 joey_NP
401 is_BEZ
402 married_JJ
403 to_TO
404 arthur_NP
405 's_BEZ
406 jewish_JJ
407 sister_NN
408 ,_,
409 but_CC
410 he_PP
411 is_BEZ
412 also_RB
413 having_HVG
414 an_DT
415 affair_NN
416 with_IN
417 a_DT
418 chinese_JJ
419 immigrant_JJ
420 who_NP
421 works_NN
422 in_IN
423 a_DT
424 whore_NN
425 house_NN
426 ._.
427 arthur_NP
428 's_POS
429 11-year-old_NN
430 son_NN
431 ,_,
432 jimmy_NP
433 ,_,
434 played_VBD
435 by_IN
436 the_DT
437 amazingly_RB
438 adorable_JJ
439 david_NP
440 chan_NP
441 ,_,
442 is--horror_NN
443 of_IN
444 horrors--bad_NP
445 at_IN
446 math_NN
447 !_!
448 he_PP
449 finds_VBZ
450 it_PP
451 impossible_JJ
452 to_TO
453 meet_VB
454 his_PP$
455 father_NN
456 's_POS
457 lofty_JJ
458 expectations_NNS
459 ._.
460 the_DT
461 various_JJ
462 people_NN
463 in_IN
464 arthur_NP
465 's_POS
466 life_NN
467 come_VB
468 together_RB
469 to_IN
470 form_NN
471 a_DT
472 rich_JJ
473 tapestry_NN
474 of_IN
475 humanity_NN
476 ._.
477 like_IN
478 wang_???
479 's_NNS
480 earlier_JJR
481 film_NN
482 ,_,
483 a_DT
484 great_JJ
485 wall_NN
486 (_(
487 about_IN
488 a_DT
489 san_NP
490 francisco_NP
491 family_NN
492 visiting_VBG
493 relatives_NNS
494 in_IN
495 china_NP
496 )_)
497 ,_,
498 the_DT
499 laserman_NN
500 revolves_VBZ
501 around_IN
502 cultural_JJ
503 differences_NNS
504 ._.
505 every_DT
506 character_NN
507 in_IN
508 the_DT
509 film_NN
510 is_BEZ
511 ,_,
512 in_IN
513 some_DT
514 way_NN
515 or_CC
516 another_DT
517 ,_,
518 trying_VBG
519 to_IN
520 find_NN
521 his_PP$
522 identity--struggling_NN
523 to_IN
524 negotiate_VB
525 a_NP
526 balance_NN
527 between_IN
528 his_PP$
529 native_JJ
530 culture_NN
531 and_CC
532 the_DT
533 american_JJ
534 way_NN
535 ._.
536 the_DT
537 movie_NN
538 also_RB
539 offers_VBZ
540 a_DT
541 provocative_JJ
542 look_NN
543 at_IN
544 technology_NN
545 ._.
546 wang_???
547 appears_VBZ
548 in_IN
549 the_DT
550 movie_NN
551 as_IN
552 lieutenant_NN
553 lu_???
554 ,_,
555 a_DT
556 detective_NN
557 who_WP
558 is_BEZ
559 fed_VBN
560 up_RP
561 with_IN
562 machines_NNS
563 ,_,
564 even_RB
565 though_CS
566 he_PP
567 relies_VBZ
568 on_IN
569 them_PP
570 to_IN
571 do_DO
572 his_PP$
573 job_NN
574 ._.
575 the_DT
576 film_NN
577 views_NNS
578 technology_NN
579 with_IN
580 a_DT
581 wary_JJ
582 eye_NN
583 ,_,
584 acknowledging_VBG
585 its_PP$
586 necessity_NN
587 while_CS
588 at_IN
589 the_DT
590 same_DT
591 time_NN
592 realizing_VBG
593 its_PP$
594 potential_NN
595 dangers_NNS
596 ._.
597 wang_???
598 raises_VBZ
599 the_DT
600 time-honored_JJ
601 question_NN
602 of_IN
603 whether_CS
604 scientists_NNS
605 should_MD
606 be_BE
607 held_VBN
608 responsible_JJ
609 for_IN
610 their_PP$
611 inventions_NNS
612 ._.
613 was_BEDZ
614 einstein_NN
615 responsible_JJ
616 for_IN
617 the_DT
618 a-bomb_NN
619 ?_?
620 is_BEZ
621 arthur_NP
622 weiss_NP
623 responsible_JJ
624 for_IN
625 his_PP$
626 lasers_NNS
627 ?_?
628 the_DT
629 movie_NN
630 pits_NNS
631 spirituality_NN
632 against_IN
633 technology_NN
634 ,_,
635 man_NN
636 against_IN
637 machine_NN
638 ,_,
639 and_CC
640 the_DT
641 result_NN
642 is_BEZ
643 a_DT
644 draw_NN
645 ._.
646 according_VBG
647 to_IN
648 the_DT
649 film_NN
650 ,_,
651 technology_NN
652 has_HVZ
653 its_PP$
654 place_NN
655 ,_,
656 but_CC
657 we_PP
658 must_MD
659 employ_VB
660 it_PP
661 with_IN
662 great_JJ
663 forethought_NN
664 and_CC
665 caution_NN
666 ._.
667 ironically_RB
668 ,_,
669 by_IN
670 its_PP$
671 very_RB
672 nature_NN
673 ,_,
674 the_DT
675 laserman_NN
676 is_BEZ
677 a_DT
678 triumph_NN
679 of_IN
680 technology--the_NP
681 technology_NN
682 of_IN
683 filmmaking_VBG
684 ._.
685 wang_???
686 's_BEZ
687 direction_NN
688 is_BEZ
689 exquisite_JJ
690 ,_,
691 especially_RB
692 during_IN
693 the_DT
694 tense_JJ
695 finale_NN
696 in_IN
697 which_WDT
698 the_DT
699 director_NN
700 frantically_RB
701 cross-cuts_NNS
702 between_IN
703 the_DT
704 various_JJ
705 subplots_NNS
706 ,_,
707 perhaps_RB
708 in_IN
709 homage_NN
710 to_IN
711 d_NN
712 ._.
713 w_NN
714 ._.
715 griffith_NP
716 ._.
717 cinematographer_NN
718 ernest_NP
719 dickerson_NP
720 ,_,
721 who_WP
722 has_HVZ
723 worked_VBN
724 on_IN
725 all_PDT
726 of_IN
727 spike_NN
728 lee_NP
729 's_POS
730 films_NNS
731 ,_,
732 gives_VBZ
733 the_DT
734 laserman_NN
735 a_DT
736 distinctive_JJ
737 ,_,
738 artistic_JJ
739 look_NN
740 ._.
741 mason_NN
742 daring_JJ
743 's_POS
744 score_NN
745 ,_,
746 which_WDT
747 includes_VBZ
748 a_DT
749 send-up_???
750 of_IN
751 bach_NP
752 ,_,
753 is_BEZ
754 right_JJ
755 on_IN
756 target_NN
757 ._.
758 the_DT
759 laserman_NN
760 is_BEZ
761 an_DT
762 ambitious_JJ
763 endeavor_NN
764 ,_,
765 which_WDT
766 is_BEZ
767 to_IN
768 be_BE
769 applauded_VBD
770 ,_,
771 but_CC
772 it_PP
773 's_BEZ
774 sometimes_RB
775 ambitious_JJ
776 to_IN
777 a_DT
778 fault_NN
779 ._.
780 wang_???
781 serves_VBZ
782 up_IN
783 so_RB
784 many_DT
785 slices_NNS
786 of_IN
787 life_NN
788 in_IN
789 the_DT
790 film_NN
791 that_CS
792 it_PP
793 's_BEZ
794 hard_JJ
795 to_TO
796 digest_VB
797 them_PP
798 all_PDT
799 ._.
800 for_IN
801 instance_NN
802 ,_,
803 one_CD
804 character_NN
805 (_(
806 arthur_NP
807 's_POS
808 sister_NN
809 )_)
810 has_HVZ
811 negligible_JJ
812 screen_NN
813 time_NN
814 ,_,
815 and_CC
816 consequently_RB
817 we_PP
818 just_RB
819 don't_DO
820 care_NN
821 about_IN
822 her_PP$
823 marital_JJ
824 problems_NNS
825 ._.
826 in_IN
827 weaving_NN
828 his_PP$
829 web_NN
830 ,_,
831 wang_???
832 has_HVZ
833 included_JJ
834 a_NN
835 few_DT
836 too_RB
837 many_DT
838 strands_NNS
839 ._.
840 overall_JJ
841 ,_,
842 however_RB
843 ,_,
844 the_DT
845 laserman_NN
846 is_BEZ
847 a_DT
848 charmingly_RB
849 eclectic_JJ
850 concoction_NN
851 ._.
852 on_IN
853 the_DT
854 surface_NN
855 ,_,
856 the_DT
857 film_NN
858 is_BEZ
859 a_DT
860 light_NN
861 and_CC
862 bouncy_JJ
863 comedy-thriller_NN
864 ,_,
865 overflowing_VBG
866 with_IN
867 whimsical_JJ
868 humor_NN
869 and_CC
870 visual_JJ
871 style_NN
872 ._.
873 the_DT
874 heavier_JJR
875 issues_NNS
876 emerge_VB
877 only_RB
878 when_CS
879 you_PP
880 take_VB
881 a_DT
882 deeper_JJR
883 look_NN
884 at_IN
885 the_DT
886 film_NN
887 ._.
888 you_PP
889 can_MD
890 ponder_VB
891 the_DT
892 moral_JJ
893 questions_NNS
894 or_CC
895 you_PP
896 can_MD
897 just_RB
898 sit_VB
899 back_RP
900 and_CC
901 enjoy_VB
902 the_DT
903 absurdity_NN
904 of_IN
905 life_NN
906 in_IN
907 china_NP
908 town_NN
909 ._.
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