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SKIPTRACE (2016): New Trailer Starring Jackie Chan & Johnny Knoxville

Skiptrace (2016), Johnny Knoxville, Jackie Chan
Skiptrace (2016), Johnny Knoxville, Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville are the stars of new action comedy, Skiptrace (a.k.a. Jue Di Tao Wang).

Directed by Renny Harlin; Chan plays a detective from Hong Kong,  Knoxville is an American gambler. Together they must team up against a Chinese criminal. Sounds familiar?

The main reason I probably  want to watch this is because it’s reminiscent of the  Rush Hour trilogy. Surely that’s as  good a reason as any, no?

Also, Rush Hour 2 is after all my favourite Jackie Chan film. And may this new Harlin directed production please be worthy.

Lastly, it just occurred to me that Jonny Knoxville kind of looks like a young  Jack Nicholson. You see it, right? Yeah, you do!

Skiptrace Release Dates: September 2nd, 2016 (US); July 21st,  2016 (CH)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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RUSH HOUR 2 (2001) A Favourite Comedy Film & Excellent Karaoke Scene

Rush Hour 2 (2001), Chris Tucker, Jackie Chan
Rush Hour 2 (2001), Chris Tucker, Jackie Chan

Whilst in the mood for a good comedy this week, I opted for a buddy cop classic. 

Starring Chris Tucker, Jackie Chan and directed by Brett Ratner, Rush Hour 2 (2001) is one of my absolute favourites.

The first instalment, Rush Hour (1998) is of course great, but I love Rush Hour 2 more. Not just for the reason that it has the following clip which contains the only instance of Karaoke I have ever been able to enjoy, but because it really is good. Particularly as this time, unlike in the first movie, Jackie Chan’s Lee character cracks a few jokes of his own.

The reason why the karaoke scene above works so well – besides Tucker’s comedic excellence is the fact that the guy ‘singing’ beforehand seems to believe that he’s actually doing a great job; when clearly that couldn’t be more incorrect. Featuring a Michael Jackson classic ‘Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough’ certainly doesn’t hurt the scene either.

If you haven’t already and or the above clip has convinced you, watch Rush Hour 2 because it’s funny. But be sure to remember that it’s best to start with 1998’s Rush Hour first. 

Roselyn Sanchez and Ziyi Zhang are also among the key cast.

Happy Film Loving

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