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In last week's poll, Jackie Chan squared off against himself in a situation not unlike the Jackie Chan movie Twin Dragons. Although it was a hard fought battle, in the end The Legend of the Drunken Master (aka Drunken Master II) came out on top, just barely sneaking past Jackie Chan's first major hit in the U.S., Rumble in the Bronx, to claim the title of Best Jackie Chan Movie. The other movies in the top 5 were Rush Hour, Drunken Master and Police Story respectively, and while there were all fairly close, a noticeable gap separated them from the remaining choices. Pulling up the rear was Project A, an earlier Jackie Chan flick that hardcore fans seem to love, but I suspect that it hasn't been very widely seen. Are you happy with these results? 1. The Legend of the Drunken Master -- 19.1% 2. Rumble in the Bronx -- 18.4% 3. Rush Hour »
Shhhh ... don't tell anyone, but this week we're celebrating the elite of eavesdroppers in the movies
Often it's the person on the edge of the action that's most in the know. Outside but absolutely in the loop. They can be malicious (we've seen recently that spying, hacking, thwacking, bugging, wiring, wining, dining and pocket-lining can all be used to snoop a scoop), but often they're just an innocent who happened to overhear something they shouldn't. And may wish they hadn't. It doesn't matter – whether they like it or not, they're powerful now. You can't forget a secret.
Whisper it, but as the best spies know, there's an art to prying, a skill in surveillance. It's high time we celebrated the sneak. Here's five of film's best nosy parkers:
2) Brian De Palma's Blow Out. »
As his advancing years have robbed his body of some of its elasticity, Jackie Chan has necessarily put behind him the bonkers, stunt-infused, heroic pieces like Project A, Wheels on Meals, Operation Condor, Armour of God and the Police Story franchise that characterised his work in the 1980′s and early 90′s. Lately, he’s alternated kiddie-friendly fare such as The Medallion, The Spy Next Door and Kung Fu Panda with comedy outings like Rush Hour, Shanghai Noon and Around the World in 80 Days.
Now, Chan seems to be trying his hand at something different again, with the epic-looking 1911. It is hard to glean too much from this first teaser trailer, however Chan looks altogether serious and given that it looks to have all the trappings of a full-blown propaganda piece about the 1911 Chinese Revolution, that comes as no surprise. The release date is scheduled to coincide with the 100th »
- Dave Roper
One of my favorite films is Katsuhiro Otomo's 1989 animated epic Akira. I still remember the clerk at the video store recommending it to me when I was a young teen, bringing it home and falling almost instantly in love. It's not a perfect film but it was the first "adult" animated film I had ever seen and it blew my mind. (My very next trip to the video store was to rent Project A-Ko, Vampire Hunter D and Appleseed.) I was insanely jealous to wake up this morning to see that »
- Mike Sampson
BrandChannel.com is a site that lists all product placement found within #1 studio feature films, going back to 2001.
Something to pay attention to next time you sit down to watch a movie, and to later discuss, when you and your pals go to Starbucks afterward and order cappuccinos, oblivious of the fact that you might be doing so because a character in the movie you just saw was drinking one
For example… Limitless, last week’s number 1 movie, featured brands that include: adidas, Apple, At&T, Bentley, BlackBerry, Bloomberg, Dell, Google, Ibm, Levi’s, Louis Vuitton, Maserati, Mercedes, New York Post, Percocet, Red Bull, Smartwater, St. Regis Hotel, Trump, and Two Men and a Truck.
Several “high end” brands there. I haven’t seen the film however. But since you’re technically supposed to be able to tell who the target audience of the film is, by looking at the brands featured in the film, »
5 items from 2011
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