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Now Streaming: MY LUCKY STARS, Misogyny in Action

Sammo Hung directed and stars in the action-comedy follow-up, also featuring Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao, now streaming on The Criterion Channel.

Now Streaming: SPIRITUAL KUNG FU, Jackie Chan Dreams Come True

Directed by Lo Wei, the martial arts comedy kicks off a new series on The Criterion Channel, introduced by Grady Hendrix.

Now in IMAX: China Summits Everest in THE CLIMBERS

Ahead of its release in theaters across the U.S. on Friday, October 4, Daniel Lee's The Climbers opens today in IMAX engagements.  On another very hot day locally, this sounds incredibly cool: Wu Jing and Zhang Ziyi star, with Jackie...

Criterion and The Significance of Jackie Chan

Rather unfairly, we expect the Criterion Collection to define significant cinema, all on its own. When the company released Michael Bay's Armageddon on DVD, for example, I recall a great disturbance in the (cinephilia) force. How dare they cheapen Art...

Eureka Entertainment: SALVADOR, WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION, more Jackie Chan!

Oliver Stone's oft-overlooked political thriller Salvador is set to join the Masters of Cinema series on 17 September, as part of another impressive line-up of titles announced by Eureka! Entertainment. Released in 1986 but eclipsed by Stone’s other film from...

Jackie Chan's POLICE STORY 1 & 2 Headline Action-Packed Slate from Eureka Entertainment

Hong Kong action classics Police Story and Police Story 2 are coming to Blu-ray in gorgeous new 4K restorations, as part of a loaded slate of upcoming releases from Eureka! Entertainment.   It’s been a little while since we checked...

Review: THE FOREIGNER, a Convoluted Political Thriller Squanders One of Cinema's Most Charismatic Performers

One could be forgiven for walking into a screening of Martin Campbell's The Foreigner expecting a new action film starring the legendary Jackie Chan. After all, Chan is quite literally the the face of the film. All of the trailers...

Beyond Fest 2017 Presents Triple Threat: A Night with Jackie Chan

Fans of HK and action cinema legend Jackie Chan in the Los Angeles area have reason to rejoice as Beyond Fest has announced a very special one night event one week from this Friday. Jackie Chan will attend a triple...

Review: THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE, A Nutty Surprise

Everyone loves to be pleasantly surprised by a movie.  What's even better?  Being surprised by being pleasantly surprised by a movie.   There is no known expectation of The Nut Job sequel being any good in any way.  The 2014...

Jackie Chan's THE FOREIGNER Gets Brooding U.S. Trailer to Go With Poster

UPDATED: The first trailer has now dropped, and, frankly, it looks terrific, with a brooding and very somber Jackie Chan integrated well into the drama and, of course, the action. Watch the trailer below. We've also added three new stills....

Exclusive Trailer: KUNG FU YOGA, Jackie Chan's Very Fun Indian Adventure

"Master Chan still has a trick or two up his sleeve." That's how I concluded my review of Jackie Chan's Kung Fu Yoga, which opened in theaters in January of this year. Chan plays an archaeology professor who heads to...

Chan! Stallone! EX-BAGHDAD!

Jackie Chan has been teaming up with Hollywood stars, on and off, for about 30 years, which is kind of funny because in his classic run of Hong Kong action pictures, he embodied the 'solo action hero' / 'one against...

Hong Kong goes West - When Hong Kong film makers attempt to break the Western market - part 5

2010’s In my previous article there was a comment regarding a film that I had left out. I apologise in advance if there are any films that I miss out. This may be due to me simply forgetting or just...

Hong Kong goes West - When Hong Kong film makers attempt to break the Western market - part 3

2000’s Even though Rush Hour was a critical and financial success, Jackie Chan chose not to solely focus on the American market. Following Rush Hour, Chan would go on to star in the romantic comedy Gorgeous (1999), a very different...

Hong Kong goes West - When Hong Kong film makers attempt to break the Western market - part 2

Moving into the 1990’s Golden Harvest would once again make an attempt for American success. Unfortunately their first American made film of the decade was the poor China O Brien (1990), an attempt by Golden Harvest to launch star Cynthia...

Hong Kong goes West - When Hong Kong film makers attempt to break the Western market - part 1

Throughout the 1980’s and early 1990’s, Hong Kong cinema produced many films that to this day are considered to be the best action films ever made. Films like Police Story (1985), The Killer (1989), Once Upon a Time in China...

Jackie Chan, Charles Bronson Join Masters of Cinema in April

Eureka Entertainment just announced that martial arts classic Drunken Master will be joining the Masters of Cinema series in April, together with Walter Hill's Hard Times starring Charles Bronson and James Coburn. Sexy coming-of-age cult favourite The Blue Lagoon will...

THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE: Watch The First Trailer, Ripe With Ninjas, Giant Robots and Daddy Issues?

The other day our own Ard asked the community what Lego movie they would like to see next, completely unawares that the first trailer for The Lego Ninjago Movie was going to drop this morning. And in keeping with its...

Review: In KUNG FU YOGA, Jackie Chan Heads to India on an Adventure

Once it gets rolling, the exceedingly silly Kung Fu Yoga made me very happy. Jackie Chan stars as an archaeology professor, and if that puts you in mind of Chan's role as a globe-trotting treasure hunter in Armor of God...

Review: RAILROAD TIGERS, Jackie Chan vs. Japanese Invaders

Jackie Chan last found success in Hollywood by mentoring young Jaden Smith in a remake of the surprisingly decent The Karate Kid. That was more than six years ago. Since then, Chan has rarely been seen in North American theaters....