7 items from 2013
Jackie Chan is set to return the “Police Story” franchise. In the first two films, he played Chan Ka Kui, but in this pseudo-reboot of the franchise, Chan returns as an all-new character. This time he plays a mainland detective named Zhong Wen. A trailer for this Chinese crime thriller has hit the web and it shows Chan in a way you likely haven’t seen him.
The Hong Kong action star, who crossed over to the Us with comedic action films in the late-90s like “Rush Hour,” is playing a grizzled, veteran cop in this dark, gritty action caper. The trailer portrays the film as a serious, violent, intense story where an older cop has to deal a young, criminal mastermind. At several points, Chan is shown under great duress, and seemingly outmatched.
As someone who’s mainly familiar with his slapsticky work in the States, and the »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Here's a surprising fact: Despite having the second highest standard of living in Se Asia (behind Singapore) and local cinemas doing a bustling business, the country of Brunei had not produced a single feature film for commercial release in the nation's entire history until earlier this year. Not one. That changed with romantic comedy Apa Apa Dengan Rina earlier this year with Siti Kamaluddin's Yasmine following close behind.A martial arts themed drama about a young woman - the titular Yasmine - striving to become a silat champion, the two million dollar production has enlisted the help of Jackie Chan cohort Chan Man-Ching (his resume includes stunt work on Drunken Master 2, Rumble In The Bronx, Supercop and more) to handle the stunt work with the...
[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]
Jackie Chan’s spectacular new adventure takes him all the way from the chateau and vineyards of France and the hidden dangers of a jungle on a South Seas island to the terrors of a fight in free-fall above an active volcano. The story is sprung on a quest to track down six bronze sculptures, originally part of a set of twelve representing the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. Jackie plays a soldier of fortune, not a high minded patriot. He’s in it for the money. But as events take unexpected turns and strange alliances take shape, motives begin to change.
Why did you want to go back to directing?
Jackie Chan: When I direct my own film I write my own script I like to hear from the audience that they liked it. I never stopped directing all the movies that I’ve made I was a half director. »
- Fernando Esquivel
Mediumrare Entertainment continue their trend of releasing some of the weirdest cult films and TV shows with four films that are making their UK DVD debuts – and two are also getting the Blu-ray treatment too! Check out all the details below. I know I’ll be snapping these up, will you?
Operation Condor: Armour Of God II (1991)
Global adventurer Asian Hawk (Jackie Chan) comes to Europe in search of the ‘Armour of God’, a magical relic from the Crusades. He hopes he can use it to bargain for the freedom of his girlfriend from a deadly cult. With his trusty companion (Andy Tam) by his side, his quest takes him from one perilous adventure to another. Directed by Jackie Chain himself, who performed all his own stunts, it was regarded as one of the most expensive films at the time. The third instalment of the Armour of God adventures, »
- Phil Wheat
Welcome back to another edition of Kickstart This, FirstShowing's weekly column dedicated to spreading the word about cool indie projects that need your help to become a reality. This week, we're spotlighting an interesting independent short film project from the UK called Dog. It's a drama with strong Hong Kong action influences about a gangster-type named Dog who viciously beats people with a wok spoon (!), and they need some help to make their fight sequences even better. Take a look at their pitch video below, leave a comment here with your thoughts, and don't forget to donate if you can spare a few bucks. Check this out! I'm a big fan of films like Police Story, A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, Hard Boiled and Rumble in the Bronx, so I'm always curious to see what the next generation of international action cinema looks like. Director Robin Schmidt had an opportunity »
- Ben Pearson
Action star, comedian and martial arts master Jackie Chan will be the special guest at “An Academy Salute to Jackie Chan,” featuring a screening of “Police Story III – Supercop.” Hosted by Entertainment Weekly’s Geoff Boucher, Chan will participate in an onstage conversation before the screening of the 1992 action movie, which co-stars Michelle Yeoh, on Monday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. There will be special viewing hours for the Academy’s latest exhibition, “Kick Ass! Kung Fu Posters from the Stephen Chin Collection,” in the Grand Lobby Gallery immediately following the screening. Special Evening Gallery Hours For Kick Ass! Kung Fu Posters From The Stephen Chin Collection Immediately Following The Screening The Academy’s summer of kung fu continues with a salute to this renowned martial arts master, action star and comedian. With over 100 film appearances, and through his frequent work as a producer, »
- Josh Abraham
Last night, Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar hosted its final screenings until its remodel this fall with a night jam-packed with fundraisers, special presentations and filmmaker guests including Don Coscarelli (Phantasm, Bubba Ho-Tep) and former Austinite Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist) -- seen above chatting in the lobby. Coscarelli presented John Dies at the End, which opens later this month in theaters but is available now on Amazon Instant Video. Hooper was on hand for a screening of the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre as a double feature with Texas Chainsaw 3D, which opens in theaters today. I chose to watch a 35mm print of Jackie Chan's Rumble in the Bronx, but heard enough audience reaction to know the highlight of the double feature was Hooper's original production.
With the temporary closing of South Lamar, Alamo Village is now home to Austin Film Society's Essential Cinema. The theater reportedly has 80 fewer seats, »
- Debbie Cerda
7 items from 2013
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners