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Jackie Chan's High-Kicking '80s Cop Movies Are Back!

Re-releases of Police Story and Police Story 2 show writer-director-star Jackie Chan in his finest fighting style -- along with his usual over mugging for the camera.

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Daredevil Action: Jackie Chan: 'Police Story' and 'Police Story II'

Many devoted film enthusiasts have long considered Jackie Chan’s Police Story the Citizen Kane of Hong Kong action cinema. Thanks to Chan’s crowd-pleasing daredevil antics, they may very well be right.

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Wushu

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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.'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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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.

Cynthia Fuchs
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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.

Erich Kuersten
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The Medallion (2003)

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

Cynthia Fuchs
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Shanghai Knights (2003)

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

Cynthia Fuchs

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