Police Story & Police Story 2I MET Jackie Chan once. It was a brief enough meeting with the undisputed king of martial arts madness, but a meeting all the same. He was in Dublin for the press launch of a film that would eventually appear under the name of The Tuxedo. It may not have been the most impressive offering in the man's mighty action movie CV, but the buzz around the Four Seasons hotel that morning as the assembled hacks waited for the star to grace us with his presence was serious.We're talking grown men refusing to go to the toilet for fear of missing the great man's appearance here. Yes, that bad.When Jackie did finally glide into the room to press the media flesh and answer the usual inane questions you get at every celebrity junket, his arrival was greeted with the kind of clamour and crush you'd expect at a backstage rock concert meet and greet.Everyone wanted a piece of the diminutive Asian superstar and Jackie obliged, charming his way around and giving the perfect … [Read more...] about Cult Movie: Jackie Chan’s Police Story & Police Story 2
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It's usually a foregone conclusion that when a Hollywood blockbuster movie franchise gets to a sixth entry in the series, it probably won't be that good. It's the sequel law of diminishing returns: At the very least you can expect new thrills amid predictable formulaic beats and the comfortable familiarity that lured you out of your living room to the big screen. But a popcorn-munching optimist can still hope for a sequel that can surprise in unexpected ways. Mission: Impossible — Fallout is that sequel in spades. It elevates the franchise to next-level status — and then some.Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie (who first teamed up with Cruise for 2012's Jack Reacher), Fallout is a superb action movie of the highest caliber. It's like someone gave them a jolt of Red Bull inspiration. I think it's the best film of the series, and I don't say that lightly.A direct sequel to 2015's above-average Rogue Nation (also directed by McQuarrie), Fallout finds Cruise's IMF … [Read more...] about Mission: Impossible — Fallout Is the Best One Yet
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 that year, Platoon, Salvador stars James Woods in an Oscar-nominated role as a sleazy photojournalist covering the horrors of the civil war in El Salvador in 1980, while Jim Belushi and John Savage offer excellent support. Billy Wilder returns to the MoC once again with Witness For The Prosecution. Adapted from Agatha Christie’s hit play, the film stars Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich and Elsa Lanchester in a thrilling courtroom mystery riddled with surprise revelations and shocking twists. It arrives in a dual-format release, on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, on 10 September. Jackie Chan returns once again in the action comedy City Hunter, inspired by the Japanese manga series, … [Read more...] about Eureka Entertainment: SALVADOR, WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION, more Jackie Chan!
WWE champion and rising film star John Cena flew into the Shanghai International Film Festival to speak alongside screen legend Jackie Chan about their upcoming action-thriller-comedy Project X. The big budget Hong Kong–China co-production led by Chan is entirely Chinese funded, will be filmed all in China using local crews, but with Cena as co-star and Hollywood’s Scott Waugh (Act of Valor, Need for Speed) directing from a script by Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco, Erased, The Titan). “The highlight of this movie is really simple: we have one of the greatest legends of action working with a talented newcomer in the action genre,” says Waugh. “It’s possibly one of greatest pairings… in terms of how the movie is stylized, it will hopefully be another level — our action will be extremely exciting.” Set in the Middle East, the plot follows a retired Chinese military man and now private security contractor (Chan) who is sent to rescue … [Read more...] about Shanghai: Jackie Chan, John Cena Talk Action Collaboration on ‘Project X’
One of the most exciting rising actors today is Lewis Tan, who recently played the character of Zhou Cheng in Marvel's Iron Fist, had various roles in films & TV shows such as Den of Thieves, Rush Hour, Hawaii Five-0, NCIS: Los Angeles, CSI: Miami, and is now featured as the character of Gaius Chau in the hit AMC series Into The Badlands, which had its Season 3 premiere last Sunday. Also, as a recent trailer revealed, Lewis will be playing Shatterstar in the upcoming and much-anticipated sequel Deadpool 2. I got the chance to chat with Tan on his current work on Into The Badlands and Deadpool 2, his potential future projects, his top three Marvel films, his thoughts on whether there will ever be an Asian American version of Black Panther (and his thoughts on the upcoming live-action Mulan and Crazy Rich Asians), and his views on how Asian Americans are currently represented in media. Timothy Tau: How's everything going man? Lewis Tan: Good man, how are you? I'm glad we found a … [Read more...] about Interview: Lewis Tan Talks DEADPOOL 2 and INTO THE BADLANDS