12 items from 2017
david j. moore chats with actor Eric Jacobus…
The world has yet to learn the name Eric Jacobus. Ladies and gentlemen, hear the name and speak it because he’s here, and he’s about to break through. Working way off the grid and completely off the radar, Jacobus, a practitioner of Hapkido, has been building himself up through impressive short films and totally independent feature films, namely with two feature films Contour (2006) and Death Grip (2012), both of which he wrote, directed, and starred in, and the outstanding short films Rope-a-Dope (2013), Rope-a-Dope 2 (2015), and this year’s martial arts comedy Blindsided (2017). He’s already appeared in the second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy (2014) as Stryker and in Segment A of The ABCs of Death 2 (2014), and he’s on a clear and calculated path of action stardom.
It’s obvious you’re really into Hong Kong movies; your movies »
- Amie Cranswick
2 February 2017 7:56 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Fear not if you should walk into Jackie Chan's latest, Kung-Fu Yoga, and worry that the martial arts legend has decided to go the Final Fantasy route: The abominable all-cg action, depicting a Tang Dynasty monk's trip to India and some video-game-like battles that ensued, lasts all of five or six minutes and will barely be referred to again in the film.
What comes after that is much closer to what moviegoers will expect of a film reuniting Chan with his Rumble in the Bronx director Stanley Tong — a good-natured cross-cultural romp in which you can barely be expected »
- John DeFore
An archaeological adventure set in Tibet, Dubai, and India, Jackie Chan-starrer “Kung Fu Yoga” proves that despite a decade-long hiatus, Hong Kong action director Stanley Tong (“Rumble in the Bronx”) still has some juice left, in a movie that combines kinetic stunts with exotic locations on a very grand scale. It would have been even more fun to see Chinese martial arts infused with yoga poses, or fights between Chan and yoga masters, but Tong’s screenplay is too heavily skewed toward mainland Chinese tastes to explore such ideas, marking a missed opportunity for an original mashup of Bollywood and Chinese entertainment styles.
Still, mainlanders out for family entertainment won’t feel shortchanged. Opening domestically on the Lunar New Year, Jan. 28 (day-and-date in U.S.), the film competes head-to-head with”Buddies in India,” the directing debut of popular comedian/martial artist Wang Baoqiang. Overseas ancillary should be robust.
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- Maggie Lee
Jackie Chan and Stanley-Tong’s Sixth Film Together
Kung Fu Yoga marks the sixth film that Jackie Chan has made together with director Stanley Tong ( Police Story 3, Rumble in the Bronx, Police Story 4, The Myth and Chinese Zodiac (writing credits) ) .
Kung Fu Yoga is a multi-lingual Chinese-Hindi action adventure comedy, co-produced by Taihe Entertainment (India) and Shinework Pictures (China). It’s the first Indian-Chinese co-produced film with the hope that it sets the trend for future projects together for these two countries.
Hong Kong star Eric Tsang (Infernal Affairs) also makes a relatively brief but equality important appearance. (Eric Tsang also featured in Jackie Chan’s SkipTrace, Accidental Spy, the Lucky Stars series, and the infamous Armour of God… »
- The Tiger
Kung Fu Yoga, which casts the sixtysomething Jackie Chan as a mild-mannered archeologist named (wait for it) Jack Chan, is an exercise in quantity over quality: an attempted return to the star’s Hong Kong action-slapstick roots, randomly assembled from pieces of Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Pink Panther-era caper comedies, and the little-loved mid-2000s Chan vehicle The Myth (for which it serves as a bizarre quasi-remake), with a Lord Of The Rings fantasy battle sequence, a Fast And Furious-type luxury car chase, a Bollywood dance number, and not one, not two, but four different scenes involving CGI animals thrown in for the hell of it. The non-stop cycling of locations, crowd-pleaser modes, and groan-inducing gags makes for some watchable silliness. But Chan, who reunites here with his Police Story 3: Supercop and Rumble In The Bronx director Stanley Tong (who also helmed The Myth), is no longer »
- Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.
This Past Weekend:
As per my Thursday update, M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller Split ended up winning the weekend but with way more than anyone, including myself, predicted, with more than $40 million for its opening weekend. That’s pretty impressive, and his first movie to open at that level since 2010’s The Last Airbender. Meanwhile, Vin Diesel’s sequel xXx: The Return of Xander Cage ended up making around where I predicted, taking second place with $20.1 million, not a great sign for the continuation of that franchise. Michael Keaton’s The Founder ended up right around where I predicted with $3.4 million, ending up just outside the Top 10. Hidden Figures, La La Land and Sing continued to do well with minimal drop-offs.
- Edward Douglas
Jack (Jackie Chan), a world-renowned archaeology professor, and his team are on a grand quest to locate a lost ancient Indian treasure when they are ambushed by a team of mercenaries and left for dead. Using his vast knowledge of history and kung fu, Jack leads his team on a race around the world to beat the mercenaries to the treasure and save an ancient culture in this breakneck action-comedy that reunites Chan with acclaimed director Stanley Tong (Rumble in the Bronx, Supercop).
Directed By Stanley Tong
You can catch Kung Fu Yoga at the following locations
January 27, 2017
New York City
AMC Empire 25
234 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
AMC Atlantic Times Square
450 N Atlantic Blvd
Monterey Park, »
- Lydia Spanier
“Kung Fu Yoga” stars Jackie Chan has a famous archaeology professor, who along with several team members, embark on a journey to find a lost Indian treasure. Along the way, the team is ambushed by mercenaries and are abandoned and left for dead. Chan leads his team around the world to fight off the mercenaries, and save the lost treasure and culture. “Kung Fu Yoga” is set to be a thrilling action-comedy also starring Aarif Rahman, Lay Zhang, Sonu Sood, Disha Patani, Amrya Dastur, Eric Tsang, and directed by Stanley Tong.
The film is set to release in theaters on January 27th and should be high on any fan’s list as a must see!
Kung Fu Yoga
Jack (Jackie Chan), a world-renowned archaeology professor, and his team »
- Lydia Spanier
Jackie Chan is taking his movie production all over the world in these past years.
The first trailer for Kung Fu Yoga has Chan playing an archaeology professor on the quest to locate an ancient Indian treasure. With his vast knowledge of history and kung fu (all professors know kung fu), Jack chases down the group of mercenaries in order to save an ancient culture.
Kung Fu Yoga plans to be released worldwide starting January 27.
Check out the trailer below.
Source: Well Go USA Entertainmen »
- Gig Patta
Two new Jackie Chan movies in one month! Yes indeed (Railroad Tigers is the other). Well Go has debuted an official trailer for the action comedy Kung Fu Yoga, starring Jackie Chan, directed by Stanley Tong. When I was younger, one of my favorite Jackie Chan movies was Rumble in the Bronx, an R-rated action comedy set in Brooklyn and it was awesome. Kung Fu Yoga reunites Chan with Supercop and Rumble in the Bronx director Stanley Tong for the first time in years. And as much as I would hope that was a good thing, this looks terrible. The cast includes Amyra Dastur, Aarif Rahman, Sonu Sood, Disha Patani, Lay Zhang, Eric Tsang. It's an India-China co-production and looks like a CGI-fest. But, the trailer is still fun. Here's the official Us trailer (+ poster) for Stanley Tong's Kung Fu Yoga, direct from Well Go's YouTube: Jack (Jackie Chan), a world-renowned archaeology professor, »
- Alex Billington
In Kung Fu Yoga, Jack (Jackie Chan), a world-renowned archaeology professor, and his team are on a grand quest to locate a lost ancient Indian treasure when they are ambushed by a team of mercenaries and left for dead. Using his vast knowledge of history and kung fu, Jack leads his team on a race around the world to beat the mercenaries to the treasure and save an ancient culture.
In this breakneck action-comedy, Chan is reunited with acclaimed director Stanley Tong. He stars alongside Aarif Rahman, Lay Zhang, Sonu Sood, Disha Patani, Amrya Dastur, and Eric Tsang. Coming from Well Go USA Entertainment, Kung Fu Yoga will be in theaters January 27.
Director Stanley Tong and Jackie Chan have a long and storied history working together. And it was actually their third collaboration that turned Jackie Chan into an American sensation literally overnight. They first worked together on the sequel Police Story 3: Supercop. »
Jackie Chan reunites with his Rumble In The Bronx director Stanley Tong for the upcoming Kung Fu Yoga and while the title veers more than a little to th goofy side all signs so far is that the reunion has brought Chan back closer to his classic form than he has been in years. Chinese archeology professor Jack (Jackie Chan) teams up with beautiful Indian professor Ashmita and assistant Kyra to locate lost Magadha treasure. In a Tibetan ice cave, they find the remains of the royal army that had vanished together with the treasure, only to be ambushed by Randall (Sonu Sood), the descendent of a rebel army leader. When they free themselves, their next stop is Dubai where a diamond from the ice...
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12 items from 2017
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