Martin Campbell – the director of Casino Royale (2006), a.k.a. my favourite James Bond movie of all time is the director of The Foreigner, the new Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan action / thriller set in London, England. Chan’s character is a man whose daughter is killed by an Irish Republican Army (IRA) bomb. The police are not doing much to help him so he takes matters into his own hands…
This trailer could definitely have been shorter but I’m still excited because the film looks good. I confess to having screamed ‘Jackie!’ a couple of times in delighted surprise as the trailer played. I kind of feel as though I have even more reason than usual to be proud of Jackie Chan.
First of all, the man is 63 years old and seems to be incredibly convincing physically as an action star. Second, on my trip to L.A., I took one of those open top bus tours to Beverly Hills and I saw him outside his home. To me, that means that my… what some might describe as ‘extreme joy’ at seeing him in a very promising trailer is super justified because we ‘kind of met’ once.
I definitely haven’t watched most of Chan’s movies but I’ll always be a fan because of Rush Hour 2 (2001) in particular. Without that movie, I may have never found out that contrary to what I used to believe, there is actually a way for me to enjoy karaoke after all.
Fingers crossed that the finished product proves worthy of all my enthusiasm.
Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville are the stars of new action comedy, Skiptrace. 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.
Also, Rush Hour 2is after all my favourite Jackie Chan film. May this new Renny 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!
I’m certain that most people, especially children will find Kung Fu Panda 3very entertaining indeed.
Just as I’m sure that the movie has a lovely message about fulfilling your destiny, doing the right thing, family, friendship, etc. I for one watched Kung Fu Panda 3 in the most part for the humour. The story is definitely good too but mostly, the cuteness of the animals was my biggest draw – and on that basis the movie delivered.
Bryan Cranston’s Li voice and the ‘egg laying out of fear’ joke / sequence are definite highlights.
Watch it for the reasons above and because it’s actually good.
Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, J.K. Simmons Seth Rogen, Jackie Chan and Lucy Liu are among the rest of the key cast.
Just when I thought I’d have to wait until the next Minion movie for a serious overload of cuteness…
I’ve seen pandas in real life and let me say, yes they are very cute but pandas can also be incredibly boring! Sitting around and eating bamboo all day long. So… thank heavens for overactive imaginations – the result of which, in this case is the above really fun trailer for Kung Fu Panda 3.
I love that the Kung Fu Panda movies are about finding your true self as well as being funny and cute – something I’m always happy to get more of.
Jack Black, Lucy Liu, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Brian Cranston and Dustin Hoffman are providing just some of the key voices.
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 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 Sop 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.