Articles tagged jackie chan

23 Feb 2010 // 9:58 PM

Wushu

Wushu devotees should enjoy the high-flying fights, but the predictable story never transcends the genre.

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23 Apr 2009 // 2:17 AM

HONG KONG - Taiwanese democracy groups have called for a boycott of Jackie Chan’s new movie after the Hollywood star questioned whether Chinese people “

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Supercop (aka Police Story 3: Supercop)

For a long time, fans of Hong Kong action movies have complained about the “Americanization” of the genre. No, not the obvious bows to Western

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6 Jun 2008 // 4:00 AM

Kung Fu Panda

Big and bouncy, Kung Fu Panda is another powerhouse Family Entertainment that means to pummel its young viewers into adulation.

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‘Panda’ Stays True to Its Kung Fu Confines

It’s been interesting to watch the youth-ification of martial arts. Sure, kids have always been the major market when it comes to karate lessons,

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: June 2008

If May almost tent-poled itself out of existence, June will be even worse. After all, are audiences really ready for 13 major release in less than two months -- with more to come?

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21 Apr 2008 // 11:00 PM

Forbidden Kingdom

In The Forbidden Kingdom, Lu Yan instructs the boy in ancient wisdom and martial arts, offering up the occasional Mr. Miyagi-ism.

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10 Dec 2007 // 9:58 PM

The Myth

Somehow, it seems appropriate that one of Hong Kong's most complex icons stars in one of the martial arts genre's most overreaching efforts.

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18 Aug 2007 // 1:58 AM

Rush Hour 3

Chris Tucker is smart as Hell. Don’t believe it? Well, can you name another actor earning $25 million for doing the same thing he’s done for the last nine years -- the EXACT same thing, mind you.

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13 Aug 2007 // 1:25 AM

Rush Hour series was ‘meant to be,’ says Chris Tucker

The last time we saw Los Angeles Police Detective James Carter and Chinese Chief Inspector Lee, in “Rush Hour 2,” they had dusted off another bunch

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10 Aug 2007 // 3:30 AM

Rush Hour 3

Disjointed and hyperbolic, the film's many chases and showdowns pit Carter and Lee against an array of forces -- again.

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Monkey Business (Part 4: August)

In past years, Hollywood purposely counter programmed these renowned Cineplex dog days, trying to offset the perception that cinematic scraps were all the studios had to offer. From the look of this lame list, it's apparently back to the filmic fridge for some patently warmed over offerings.

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Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

'Actually,' Frank Coraci begins his commentary for Around the World in 80 Days, 'I never wanted to do a director's commentary.'"

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Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

The absolutely scariest scene in Around the World in 80 Days features Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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29 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Vampire Effect (Chin gei bin) (2003)

The device aptly serves as metaphor for the risk currently facing Hong Kong cinema, namely, the pursuit of the global mainstream.

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24 Aug 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Medallion (2003)

As energetic and enthusiastic as Jackie Chan remains, things have definitely changed, for him as well as viewers.

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6 Feb 2003 // 1:00 AM

Shanghai Knights (2003)

Its self-conscious use of the buddy genre's well known predilection for homoerotic/homophobic patterns is cute.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Shanghai Noon (2000)

Given the ongoing fascination with the mythology of the American Cowboy, it is no surprise that Jackie Chan has made a Western, only that he

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Rush Hour 2 (2001)

Like most sequels, 'Rush Hour 2' does what the first film did, only louder and more extravagantly.

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The Legend of Drunken Master (Drunken Master II, or Jui Kuen II) (2000)

Jackie Chan fans won’t need convincing to go see The Legend of Drunken Master. They would never miss an opportunity to see their favorite

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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