Movie Review: VANGUARD

VANGUARD Movie Poster | ©2020 Gravitas Ventures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Jackie Chan, Yang Yang, Lun Ai, Mu Qimiya, Ruohan Xu, Jackson Lou, Eyad Hourani, Zhengting Zhu Writer: Stanley Tong Director: Stanley Tong Distributor: Gravitas Ventures Release Date: November 20, 2020 VANGUARD proves that sometimes they do still make ‘em like that. At least, director/writer Stanley Tong and topliner Jackie Chan have made something that feels like one of those big, splashy international derring-do actioners from the ‘70s and ‘80s. The difference is that the heroes, instead of being American or British, are Chinese. Chan plays Tang Huating, the CEO of the private security firm Vanguard. Despite the […]Read On »

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RUSH HOUR: Steve Franks talks the new CBS series – exclusive interview

Jon Foo as Detective Jonathan Lee in RUSH HOUR | © 2016 CBS

Steve Franks created the fake mystic/real detective comedy procedural PSYCH, which ran for eight seasons on USA. Now Franks is an executive producer and writer on RUSH HOUR, airing Saturday nights on CBS. RUSH HOUR is adapted from the film franchise, starring Jackie Chan as a straitlaced Chinese police detective paired up with a freewheeling LAPD cop played by Chris Tucker. In the TV version, developed by Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick, Jon Foo plays Detective Jonathan Lee, and Justin Hires is the LAPD’s James Carter. Franks talks both PSYCH and RUSH HOUR here. AX: How did you feel about […]Read On »

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Movie Review: DRAGON BLADE

DRAGON BLADE movie poster | ©2015 Lionsgate

Rating: R Stars: Jackie Chan, John Cusack, Adrien Brody, Siwon Choi, Mika Wang, Lin Peng, Jozef Liu Waite Writer: Daniel Lee Director: Daniel Lee, action director, Jackie Chan Distributor: Lionsgate Release Date: September 4, 2015 Unlikely as it sounds, there really is, or at least was, a Chinese city with a Roman name along China’s famous Silk Road (Google “Chinese city Roman name” for verification). Writer/director Daniel Lee and executive producer/action director/star Jackie Chan have taken this historical nugget and run with it. The result is DRAGON BLADE, a compact epic that espouses peace and interracial/international harmony while engaging in […]Read On »

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Blu-ray and DVD Reviews for the Week of August 11, 2015

HOT PURSUIT | © 2015 Warner Home Video

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: HOT PURSUIT – The female buddy cop comedy has been in full swing for the last few years in Hollywood and here Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara star as a pair of opposites that need to rely on each other. Witherspoon stars as a straight-laced police officer […]Read On »

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Movie Review: KUNG FU PANDA 2

KUNG FU PANDA 2 teaser poster | ©2011 Dreamworks

Rating: PG Stars: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Gary Oldman, Lucy Liu, Seth Rogen, Dustin Hoffman, Michelle Yeoh Writer: Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger Director: Jennifer Yuh Distributor: Dreamworks Animation Release Date: May 26, 2011 In a summer filled with lots of sequels, it’s not that easy to pick and choose which ones will be hits and which will be misses. KUNG FU PANDA 2 is one of the hits in my book. This animated sequel from Dreamworks picks up pretty much where the last movie left off. Po (Jack Black) is the Dragon Warrior and he fights for […]Read On »

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