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Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker teamed up for this .opposites attract. buddy comedy that spawned a franchise. Hong Kong detective inspector Lee (Jackie Chan), on the last day of British rule, is set to track down mysterious crime boss Juntao. The raid only results in cornering Juntao.s right hand man Sang (Ken Leung) who escapes capture. The raid also nets the recovery of stolen treasures that Lee turns over to consul Han (Tzi Ma) and British commander Griffin (Tom Wilkinson). When the handover from the Brits occurs, Han goes to Los Angeles to take a diplomatic position. However, on arrival Han.s daughter Soo Yung (Julia Hsu) is kidnapped by no other than Sang. The distraught Han calls »
- Jeff Swindoll
"Kung Fu Panda 2" won't be released in theaters until May 27th, but DreamWorks Animation has already started airing the first TV spot for the sequel. Check it out below. Plot: Po (Jack Black) is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five . Tigress (Angelina Jolie), Crane (David Cross), Mantis (Seth Rogen), Viper (Lucy Liu) and Monkey (Jackie Chan). But Po's new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. It is up to Po and The Furious Five to journey across China to face this threat and vanquish it. But how can Po stop a weapon that can stop kung fu? He must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious »
Coming Soon got their hands on this brand new movie trailer for the upcoming film “Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom” aka Kung Fu Panda 2 by director Jennifer Yuh (Spawn) and starring Angelina Jolie (The Tourist, Salt, Wanted), Jack Black (The Muppets, Gulliver’s Travels), Seth Rogen (Take This Waltz, Rock of Ages, Paul), Gary Oldman, Dustin Hoffman, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lucy Liu and Jackie Chan. Synopsis: Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s awesome new life is threatened by the [...] »
- Brian Corder
DreamWorks Animation has started airing this first TV spot for Kung Fu Panda 2 , opening in theaters on May 27. Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, the sequel features the voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, Gary Oldman, Michelle Yeoh, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Victor Garber. In Kung Fu Panda 2 , Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po's new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. It is up to Po and The Furious Five to journey »
You might have noticed some of my illustrious, talented, and all-around terrific colleagues have set about ticking off their 2010 lists. Never one to miss a chance to throw out an unsolicited (although hopefully compelling) opinion, I thought I might weigh in. This isn't so much a best-of list, as much as a reflection on the last year and some of the films which stuck out for various, particular reasons for me.I think many of the other reviewers on the site have the same lament I've been carrying for the last couple of weeks: 2010 had so many movies and there was so little time to see them all. As of this writing, I still haven't had the opportunity to check out True Grit, Catfish, or give Black Swan the due diligence of a second viewing (if you held a gun to my head for an instant opinion, I'd say it was mostly excellent, »
Part action hero with martial-arts skills, part comedian with a knack for farce, part handsome leading man who can dance—like a cross between Jackie Chan, Jerry Lewis, and John Travolta—Akshay Kumar is simultaneously a tough guy and a goofball—and he always gets the girl. While he's enormously popular in India for his everyman qualities, he's an acquired taste for most Americans. His first film came out in 1991 and he hit it big a year later in 'Khiladi.' He's appeared in nearly 80 movies since then, with a decent track record, but only recently has he been challenging the three Khans for supremacy at the box office. The year 2007 belonged to Akshay with four hits—'Namastey London,' 'Heyy Babyy,' 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa,' and 'Welcome.' In 2008, his film 'Tashan' failed to do well, but 'Singh is Kinng' (which included »
Every year Hollywood shows off plenty of fresh talent on the big screen, and 2010 was no exception. Young breakout stars took the movie world by storm in films such as "The Social Network," "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Karate Kid." And, even if their film wasn't the biggest box office it, the young leads of "Let Me In," "Kick-Ass" and "Winter's Bone" left fond memories in everyone's minds that seems to bode well for their careers.
With the New Year right around the corner, we decided to celebrate the 10 biggest breakout stars of 2010, reflecting on the films that tossed them into the spotlight and looking forward to what they have coming up next.
Why He'll Stick Around: Garfield is tapped »
- Terri Schwartz
To our surprise, ComingSoon.net received a large box today with some very cool swag for DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda 2 . As you can see in the pictures below, the box contained a big Chinese take out box with Po and "The Year of Awesomeness" tagline. Inside, we found a promo sheet, a recipe for Chinese dumplings, hats, champagne glasses, chopsticks with bamboo placemats, bowls, a bamboo steamer and party blowers. Opening in theaters on May 27, Kung Fu Panda 2 features the voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, Gary Oldman, Michelle Yeoh, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Victor Garber. In the sequel, Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his »
With a total box office bonanza of $10 billion in U.S. ticket sales, it's pretty clear Americans wholeheartedly went to the movies in 2010. The big studio winner was Warner Bros., with $1.8 billion in proceeds from films like "Inception" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I."
Here's the rest of the box office hits of 2010...counting down from 25 to No. 1.
Top 25 Movies of 201025. 'Sex and the City 2' (Warner Bros.)
Total gross: »
Mia Wasikowska has tied with Johnny Depp in Forbes' list of highest grossing stars. The relative newcomer, who took the leading role of Alice in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland", which earned over $1 billion worldwide, tied with her co-star Johnny in second place of the Forbes list.
However, the pair were pipped to the post by "Shutter Island" and "Inception" star Leonardo DiCaprio, who was the highest grossing actor of 2010, with his two film projects making more than $1 billion at cinemas worldwide throughout the year.
Daniel Radcliffe is the first non-American in the list, with the Brit coming in fifth thanks to his earnings from the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I". Robert Pattinson, Sam Worthington and Jackie Chan »
Leonardo DiCaprio and and newcomer Mia Wasikowska are the 2010's highest-grossing actors. Leo, the 36-year-old actor, who had movies 'Shutter Island' and 'Inception' out in cinemas this year, saw his two projects gross over $1 billion at cinemas worldwide, with Forbes magazine claiming it puts the star at the top of list.The surprise entry at second is newcomer Mia Wasikowska, who took the leading role of Alice in Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland', which earned over $1 billion worldwide. 'The Kids are All Right' with Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo, which has so far grossed $29 million on just a $4 million budget was also a nice surprise. Mia's 'Alice' co-star Johnny Depp came in third thanks to his starring in the film and critically-panned 'The Tourist' with Angelina Jolie. Daniel Radcliffe is the first non-American in the list, with the Brit coming in fifth thanks to his »
If Jackie Chan is the king of Kung Fu comedy then on the flip side of the spectrum, Sonny Chiba must surely be the master of mad and merciless massacre (heh, try saying that twice quickly). Back during the chopsocky boom of the 70's, long before Steven Seagal first brought his brand of dirty and vicious bodily harm style of fighting or long before Tony Jaa first burst onto the scene by cracking skulls open with brutal elbows and knees blows that had audiences cringing and going "Oh shit!", Chiba established himself as arguably the original baddest and most violent sonofabitch to ever threw a punch on screen. Its all due to his breakthrough role as Takuma Tsurugi (or "Terry" in the Us dubbed version) in the Japanese cult classic The Street Fighter which ultimately led to two more gory-filled sequels. Self-nicknamed as "Real mean bastard", these words couldn't be further from the truth. »
Get ready for a whole host of TV shows and movies to get you through the festive period - it's our look at UK telly...!
We've taken a scythe to the Christmas telly schedule to help you sort the geek from the chav. We hope the listing of shows and films will help brighten your holiday via the warm rays of the living room telly.
If we missed any of your favourites, please have a ho-ho-ho in the comments section, with our thanks and best wishes for a happy holiday.
Thursday December 23rd
Terry Pratchett's Hogfather Part 1 4:00pm Sky1 (repeats through 1st Jan)
24 series 8 6:00am Sky 2 (marathon consecutive run of the series' episodes)
8 Out Of 10 Cats Christmas Special 10:00pm Channel 4 (repeats 00:05am 27th Dec)
The Royle Family Christmas Special (2009) 00:45am Gold (repeats through 30th Dec)
Christmas Eve Friday December 24th
Terry Pratchett's Hogfather Part »
The biggest movie stars of 2010 in terms of box office have a bunch of names you'd expect -- Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, the "Twilight" kids -- and one that you probably wouldn't guess: Mia Wasikowska.
You may know Wasikowska better as Alice, the title character in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland." Thanks to that movie's billion-dollar worldwide take, she's currently tied with Depp for second place on Forbes' list of the top box-office earners of 2010.
No. 1 on the list for the year is DiCaprio, who starred in "Shutter Island" and "Inception," which between them earned $1.1 billion this year. Depp and Wasikowska each have $1.03 billion to their names, with nearly all of that coming from "Alice in Wonderland." The part after the decimale point coming from "The Kids Are All Right" (Wasikowska) and "The Tourist" (Depp), both of which have made about $30 million. Depp will take sole possession of second »
Leonardo DiCaprio is 2010's highest-grossing actor. The 36-year-old actor - who had movies 'Shutter Island' and 'Inception' out in cinemas this year - saw his two projects gross over $1 billion at cinemas worldwide, with Forbes magazine claiming it puts the star at the top of list. The surprise entry at second is newcomer Mia Wasikowska, who took the leading role of Alice in Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland' - which earnt over $1 billion worldwide - and 'The Kids are All Right' with Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo, which has so far grossed $29 million on just a $4 million budget. Mia's 'Alice' co-star Johnny Depp came in third thanks to his starring in the film and critically-panned 'The Tourist' with Angelina Jolie. Daniel Radcliffe is the first non-American in the list, with the Brit coming in fifth thanks to his earnings from the 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 1'. »
- Jeanie Hamil
Forbes has released their list of the highest-grossing actors in Hollywood this year. No surprise at number 1, as Shutter Island and Inception star Leonardo DiCaprio generated $1.1 billion of revenue. Shutter Island was Martin Scorsese‘s highest grossing film and Inception made a pretty penny for Christopher Nolan, after his mega-success of The Dark Knight.
What does come as a surprise is the number two slot. The star comes from Tim Burton‘s Alice In Wonderland, and one could assume Johnny Depp, but it is actually newcomer Mia Wasikowska. Her other 2010 debut, The Kids Are All Right grossed more than Depp’s recent failure, The Tourist. The rest of the line-up includes Will Smith‘s offspring and sparkly vampires. Check out the full list below and keep in mind that Forbes only takes account for stars. Univarn brought to our attention that character actor Pete Postlewaithe would likely top the list with Clash of the Titans, »
- Jordan Raup
Leonardo DiCaprio has been named the highest-grossing actor of 2010 by Forbes magazine.
The Us actor appeared in two blockbusters over the past 12 months, headlining Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller Inception, and also taking the lead in Martin Scorsese's mystery noir Shutter Island. The films took $825m and $295m around the world respectively.
DiCaprio emerges just ahead of surprise entrant Mia Wasikowska, who takes joint second spot on the list thanks to her appearances in Alice in Wonderland, the second highest-grossing film of the year with $1bn, and indie comedy The Kids are All Right, which has so far managed $29m on a budget of just $4m. Wasikowska's Alice co-star Johnny Depp is equal second, having appeared in Tim Burton's film and teamed up with Angelina Jolie on The Tourist, »
- Ben Child
As if we couldn’t get enough of zombies over the last decade, a new person, Noah Cooper, has come into the mix creating yet another group of zombies in the form of ninjas, which then entitles your film Ninja Zombies. So writer, editor, and director Noah Cooper has created Ninja Zombies that will star a bunch of kick a$$ dudes, namely Michael Lee, Mike Castro, Sang Kim, Erika Tsang, Chris Kulmann, Edward Miller, Arun Storrs, Bernie Quan, Kevin Shen, and Henry Kim. Why not just add Jackie Chan and Jet Li into the mix while you’re at it haha!! The official Ninja Zombies website can be viewed here. Ninja Zombies is about Dameon, a young landlord with no real job or responsibilities, who begins having nightmares–flashes from the life of a samurai and a sword that could raise the dead. When undead ninjas start attacking his tenants, »
As 2010 draws to a close, we celebrate the year's 10 most underrated performances...
As we head into awards season, the likes of Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter are hotly tipped to pick up nominations at the very least, if not actual gongs for their acting in The King's Speech. Christian Bale made a big old physical transformation for The Fighter, as did Natalie Portman for Black Swan. But those two films won't come out until 2011 in the UK, and nor will The King's Speech.
The tendency is to award stuff that comes out at the very end of the year, and so a lot of good performances earlier in the movie calendar are forgotten. Most of these actors didn't undergo gruelling physical transformations or star in the kind of film that Oscar likes to reward. They were just good. Maybe not Oscar good, but they were undervalued, either in reviews »
John Williams, President and CEO of Vanguard Films has announced that Mike Johnson (Corpse Bride) will direct its new CG/stop-motion hybrid feature film, Oz Wars. The film was written by Rob Moreland (Space Chimps, City of Dragons) and Athena Gam (Alien Rock Band). Oz Wars transforms the Oz narrative into a contemporary, freaky action-packed PG-13 audience pleaser, with Dorothy caught up in a whirlwind of warrior witches, black magic, martial arts and monsters.
Check out the press release below for all the details.
Official Press Release:
Animated Film Oz Wars
(Los Angeles, CA; December 15, 2010) – John Williams, President and CEO of Vanguard Films, announced today the company has signed Oscar™ and Annie Award-nominee Mike Johnson, co-director of Corpse Bride, to direct its CG/stop-motion hybrid feature film, Oz Wars.
“Mike Johnson is a spectacular director and one of the masters of stop-motion, »
- Jason Moore
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