International Espionage? Kids Are Much Harder
“The Spy Next Door” is a good-humored flurry of blown stunts and botched lines.
SCREEN: THE PROTECTOR, FEATURING JACKIE CHAN
Jackie Chan, one of Asias most popular stars, plays the title character in The Protector, although he protects no one and leaves about 100 corpses in the process. The Protector, which opened yesterday at the Gramercy and other theaters, attempts to move Mr. Chan into Clint Eastwood territory; he plays Billy Wong, an action-prone New York City policeman who takes plenty of lumps as he dispatches bad guys in New York and Hong Kong harbors. The movie has an adequate budget but few original ideas. In Hong Kong - a peculiar posting for New York policemen - Mr. Chan and his beefy partner Garoni (Danny Aiello) shoot and punch their way around a massage parlor, a hotel, a waterfront, a drug laboratory and a container port, which clangs at every blow. Theyre tracking down a suave crime kingpin (Roy Chao) with a karate-champion thug (Bill Wallace), both of whom have their dialogue dubbed in. The obligatory nude women show up at the massage parlor and, of all places, the laboratory.
JACKIE CHAN Stunts: The 7 Best of All Time (Video.
Hong Kongs celebrated actor, martial artist and stuntman Jackie Chan is notorious for being a one-man show. Throughout the dozens of dangerous stunt scenes the actor has had to film, Chan has performed almost all��.
Jackie Chan Sounds Off on Action Movies, Special Effects
By Cassidee MoserJackie Chan has some pretty strong words for the makers of modern action movies. Speaking with IndieWire, the actor shared his feeling about the state of action movies, and how what is seen on screen isnt necessarily real. I think .
It’s Tucker vs. Chan, Round 3
The junky, clunky, grimly unfunny “Rush Hour 3” isn’t the worst movie of the summer. But it’s an enervating bummer nonetheless.
JACKIE CHAN Reveals He Supports The Death Penalty For.
Jackie Chan supports the death penalty for drug charges.
One More Time, Everybody Is Kung Fu Fighting
“Forbidden Kingdom” is a faithful and disarmingly earnest attempt to honor some venerable and popular Chinese cinematic traditions.
China Overtakes U.S. at the Box Office
. Riding on a slate of domestic films in the Lunar New Year holiday season, China’s monthly box office receipts in February surpassed those of the United States for the first time.
Jackie Chan Elaborates on Taiwan Remarks The Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan apologized to Taiwanese friends who were upset by my views on Friday for describing last years elections there as the biggest joke in the world, Agence France-Presse reported. In a five-page open letter to the Taiwanese news media, Mr. Chan, left, wrote that his comments a year ago had been taken out of context by reporters, but that I, Jackie Chan, am a big man and would take responsibility for what I said. Mr. Chan drew further criticism last month at the Cannes Film Festival when he told a Taiwanese television station that he would stay away from the island for four years to avoid further protests over his remarks. Mr. Chan blamed a handful of unidentified journalists for the furor, which has prompted calls for a ban of his movies in Taiwan, where he has a huge following, and for Taiwanese people to boycott his native Hong Kong. New CDs in Release Some of the most highly anticipated new albums of the year were released last week, accompanied by wide speculation in the music industry about sales. But this week isnt too shabby for releases, at least as far as sales potential is concerned: the Backstreet Boys, a juggernaut half a decade ago, return with Never Gone (Jive), and the Foo Fighters release a double album, In Your Honor (RCA). Alanis Morissette, whose Jagged Little Pill was the biggest-selling album of the 1990s, releases a new version of that album, Jagged Little Pill Acoustic (Maverick/Warner Brothers), which in an unusual arrangement will be sold only at Starbucks stores until July 26, when it will go to all retail stores. Other releases this week include the country star Dwight Yoakams Blame the Vain (New West), the rapper Fat Joes All or Nothing (Atlantic), Chávez Ravine (Nonesuch) by Ry Cooder (a review by Jon Pareles is on Page 5), the hard-rock band Static-Xs Start a War (Warner Brothers) and a album of songs from the record producer and electronic-music innovator Brian Eno, Another Day on Earth (Rykodisc). This week will also see several notable jazz releases: Eddie Palmieris Listen Here! (Concord), Lizz Wrights Dreaming Wide Awake (Verve), the Wayne Shorter Quartets live album Breaking the Sound Barrier (Verve) and Harry Connick Jr.s Occasion: Connick on Piano 2 (Marsalis Music). Sometimes Its All Greek The English National Opera, based in London and established in 1931 specifically to perform opera in English, will introduce English-language supertitles, Reuters reported. The decision prompted some ridicule, but the opera company said the move was intended to improve audience understanding in its house, which seats 2,500 people and where not every word can be heard because of the acoustics. MCC Plans Its Season Plays by Laura Wade, Glen Berger and Neil LaBute will be seen during the 20th anniversary season of MCC Theater, at the Lucille Lortel Theater. Imported from London, Ms. Wades Colder Than Here, a comic drama about a perfect homemaker organizing her funeral, will run from Sept. 7 through Oct. 15. Mr. Bergers Wooden Breeks, set in a mythical and miserable village called Brood, will play from Feb. 2 through March 11. The season will finish with the premiere of Mr. LaButes Swallowing Bicycles, a dissection of the American dream. Attention theater fans with empty pockets: the fourth annual Broadway Under the Stars concert is tonight at 8:30 in Bryant Park, and its free. It will feature performances by Christina Applegate and more than a dozen of Broadways leading men, including Brian Stokes Mitchell, Dan Fogler, Michael Cerveris, Tom Wopat and, above, Mario Cantone. The concert will highlight the songs of Cy Coleman and the team of John Kander and Fred Ebb, and will include a 30-piece orchestra. The lawn opens at 6 p.m. Django and Other Jazz The annual midsummer homage to the French Gypsy guitarist that is The Spirit of Django Reinhardt returns to Alice Tully Hall on July 27. In recreating the style of hot jazz made famous by Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, the virtuoso guitarist Dorado Schmitt will be joined by the swing violinist Florin Niculescu. Among others on the program will be Samson Schmitt, Dorados son, as rhythm guitarist; Brian Torff on bass; the accordionist Ludovic Beier; and, as special guest, the Latin jazz artist Paquito DRivera. The jazz pianist and vocalist Buddy Greco, observing his 55th year as an entertainer, will perform his show From Philly to MacArthur Park at the Iridium club at Broadway and 51st Street for four nights beginning July 21. Footnotes The 48th Grammy Awards have been scheduled for the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, the organizers have announced. In an engagement featuring three programs, Pilobolus will present its first full-evening work, Megawatt>Full Strength, and two collections of company favorites, when it performs at the Joyce Theater from July 11 through Aug. 6. Two exhibitions of the art of Al Hirschfeld will usher in the summer in London. Hirschfelds Brits on Broadway will be at the Victoria and Albert Theater Museum at Covent Garden from June 21 through Oct. 30, and Hirschfelds Hollywood will be at the National Theater at South Bank for eight weeks beginning June 23.. Arts, Briefly column; action star Jackie Chan, in open letter to news media, apologizes for remarks he made in 2005 about elections in Taiwan; photo (S)
Jackie Chan film crew member drowns after boat capsizes.
A cinematographer shooting a scene for a Jackie Chan blockbuster drowned after a vessel carrying his film crew capsized off Lantau Island this morning. Police said the 15-metre-long vessel was 30 metres from shore when it��.
Jackie Chan: Good Genes or Good Docs?! | TMZ.com
Jackie Chans good looks are still kicking ass! Heres a 27-year-old version of the martial arts expert and Dragon Strike actor hanging out in Paris���
Watch: 27-Minute Supercut Of Amazing JACKIE CHAN Fight Scenes and Stunts
Over the last few years, Jackie Chan has stated repeatedly that he wants to be thought of as the ���Asian Robert De Niro��� (most recently in this Indiewire interview). He wants to be challenged more as an actor, and having recently turned 61, that means .
Look, Up in the Sky! Its Jackie Chan!
Passengers on United Airlines flights will soon find Jackie Chan on board. No, he will not be vaulting over seats or somersaulting down the aisles. On flights in October, United plans to show a video starring Mr. Chan to stir up interest in Hong Kong, one of its primary destinations in Asia. Mr. Chan will promote the pleasures of Hong Kong, his hometown, in the video, which was created by the Hong Kong Tourism Board.. United Airlines will show video starring Jackie Chan on its flights in October to promote pleasures of Hong Kong, Chans hometown; is offering incentives for Hong Kong flights (S)
The Most Gruelling Movie Jackie Chan Has Done - Kotaku
Not the most dangerous. Not the most painful*. Or, maybe, not even the most difficult per se. But if movie lore is true, then 1982s Dragon Lord could be the most gruelling movie Jackie Chan has done for one simple reason: An��.
Jackie Chan Given Honorary Title in Malaysia - Hollywood.
Jackie Chan surprised and baffled Malaysians over the weekend, popping up at a palace ceremony in Kuala Lumpur to be bestowed with the honorary title of Datuk of Malaysia, roughly akin to the local version of knighthood.
Politics and Pop Mix in Film Piracy Protest in Hong Kong
The stars were on glittering display in Hong Kong today, though not on the silver screen. Movie theaters across the territory went dark for the day to protest the flood of illegally copied films. An array of local film and pop celebrities led a rally of 2,000 people to demand a tougher crackdown on piracy.. Array of local film and pop celebrities, including Jackie Chan, lead rally of 2,000 people, Hong Kong, to demand tougher crackdown on film piracy; film producers says Hong Kong film industry, once one of largest exporters of movies after Hollywood, has been devastated by explosive growth of movies illegally recorded onto compact disks, which can be bought for $2 in stores or street stalls, often days before films are released in theaters; photo (M)
JACKIE CHAN on Why Hollywood Isnt Producing Good.
Even this morning, I was walking around in the small town [of Udine] and you could see the children saying Oh Jackie Chan! Why can nobody see Robert De Niro in me? I wish that in ten years time people would say Oh!
Three Cheers for a Portly Kung Fu Master
The Hong Kong martial-arts movie star Sammo Hung is getting a lifetime achievement award from the New York Asian Film Festival, but he isnt anywhere close to retiring.
JACKIE CHAN Strongly Admits He is Not a Superhero Movie Fan!
Chan also revealed that during his early acting career, he was able to do stunts without the help of special effects. He also said that he has gotten himself several times during the process and that his fans did not want him to seek for technologys.
Market for Bear Bile Threatens Asian Population
. The extraction of the substance from their gall bladders on makeshift farms causes deep suffering. And some bears organs are harvested through poaching.
JACKIE CHAN Strikes a Chinese Nerve
The martial arts star said that Chinese people were ill equipped to handle liberty and needed to be controlled.
Faster Than a Speeding Bullet, But Also Humanly Fallible
In his latest action epic, Rumble in the Bronx, Asias box-office king, Jackie Chan, heroically leaps from a bridge and onto a moving Hovercraft in hot pursuit of a gang of kidnappers. What the film doesnt show, however, is what happened after Mr. Chan landed on the boat. He fell backward, his right foot twisted and pointing almost directly behind his body. He was carried off in a stretcher to the nearest hospital, where he was confined to a wheelchair for weeks. Its all just show business for Mr. Chan, a 40-year-old Hong Kong action-comedy director, actor and choreographer who, for more than 20 years, has refused to let a stunt man fill in for him during dangerous scenes. Unlike most late-night chop-socky movies, his are generally well filmed and well plotted, and known for their funny, fast-paced action scenes.
Danny Trejo Interview: On Preggoland, JACKIE CHAN Dubbing and Marcia Brady
I dont ever want to take it for granted that I get to talk to Danny Trejo. Sure, it seems like hes in a new movie every month, and always game for an interview, but that wasnt always the case. It took the vision of Robert Rodriguez to cast the.
Jackie Chan warns Singapore youth on drugs after sons detention
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Jackie Chan was named Singapores first celebrity anti-drug ambassador on Thursday and the kung fu movie star sought to warn the city states youth off illegal substances as he spoke of his sons drug crimes. The Hong Kong actors .
Jackie Chan Planning to Shoot India-China Co-Production.
Jackie Chan has revealed he could be heading to India later this year to shoot action comedy Kung-Fu Yoga.
Joss Whedon, Avengers director, quits Twitter; JACKIE CHAN wants real.
Joss Whedon, the director of Avengers: Age of Ultron and the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly and other TV hits, deleted his Twitter account, joining a growing number of celebrities whove decided the social media service isnt worth.
A Cheesy Jackie Chan Ad Just Went Insanely Viral in China
Back in 2004, actor Jackie Chan shot a Chinese shampoo commercial so bizarrely memorable that it became an icon. The ad for Bawang herbal shampoo just shows Jackie Chan wearing a white suit, making the occasional��.
JACKIE CHANs American Supercop Is A Clumsy, Breathless Delight
The Jackie Chan movies that showed up in American multiplexes in the mid-90s werent necessarily the best Jackie Chan movies. They were dubbed and hamfistedly edited, with shitty new music shoehorned in and little in the way of context. But if you .
The Most Gruelling Movie JACKIE CHAN Has Done
Not the most dangerous. Not the most painful*. Or, maybe, not even the most difficult per se. But if movie lore is true, then 1982s Dragon Lord could be the most gruelling movie Jackie Chan has done for one simple reason: An insane number of takes.
Actor Jackie Chan calls U.S. most corrupt country in the world
Hong Kong action hero Jackie Chan has once again provoked criticism, this time from an American blogger, after suggesting on Chinese television that the US is the ���most corrupt��� country in the world. ���When you talk about��.
Even Blockbusters Find Fame Fleeting In a Multiplex Age
Much of the story is up there on the marquees: Jurassic Park III on two screens. Planet of the Apes on three screens. Rush Hour 2 on four screens. But the rest is inside the nations proliferating multiplexes this summer: unlike in the past, nearly everyone can find a seat for even the hottest movie on the opening weekend. The resulting box-office statistics show an unprecedented parade of films opening to huge ticket sales ($68.5 million for the first three days of Planet of the Apes, for instance) only to plummet in the second weekend (down 60 percent for Apes). Movie after movie has done that this summer, yet many of them will emerge as sizable hits. Apes, despite the drop, is expected to make nearly $200 million in North American theaters alone.. Profound shift is taking place at nations megaplexes as box-office statistics show unprecedented parade of films opened to huge ticket sales during first weekend of summer season, only to plummet in second; summer 2001 hits, such as Rush Houe 2 starring Jackie Chan, are making as much money as hits from previous summers, but are making it quicker and making more of it than ever on opening weekend; movies are opening on more screens, generating staggering grosses then virtually disappearing; many Hollywood movie executives see new trend, which they call front loading, as fundamental change in way summer movies are being watched; say it is not so much a mutation in audience behavior as natural, evolutionary result of Americas 25-year obsession with movies opening weekend; photo (M)
Jackie Chan Not A Fan Of Superheroes And Hates Special Effects In Action Movies
The undisputed king of martial arts, Jackie Chan, does not seem to be a fan of recent Hollywood action movies. The Hong Kong director, producer, martial arts stunt choreographer and star of several hit flicks like Shaolin and The Karate Kid was.
Yeoh offers to be Jackie Chans lover
Special guest Chan, who was visiting Borneo for the first time, had earlier quipped that he could return to Sarawak to make a love story but only with ���Yeoh as his romantic interest���. Accepting the prize for the Asean Inspiration Award, Chan said.
CCTV Appoints Hosts for Lunar New Year Gala, With Some Surprises
. The television station announced the eight presenters who will host this year’s Spring Festival Gala, and for the first time, an ethnic Uighur is among them.
A Martial Artist in Search of a Talisman
Jackie Chans career bifurcated around the time Rush Hour (1998) made him a star in American movies as well as in Asia, where he has been immensely popular for more than 20 years. Mr. Chan now has his Hollywood career (a third Rush Hour is already in the works), aimed at an international English-language audience, and his Hong Kong career, producing Chinese-language films for the Asian market (like The Accidental Spy in 2001). The Medallion is a moderately successful attempt to bring Mr. Chans two careers together. A Hong Kong production filmed in English by the veteran Hong Kong director Gordon Chan (Fist of Legend), the film, which opens today in New York and Los Angeles, is intended for an international public but still retains some Hong Kong street credibility, thanks largely to the expert action sequences staged by Sammo Hung.. Dave Kehr reviews movie The Medallion, directed by Gordon Chan and starring Jackie Chan; photo (M)
JACKIE CHAN reveals he supports death penalty for drug crimes, despite son.
Jackie Chan reveals he supports death penalty for drug crimes. (BBC). This comes months after his son, Jaycee, spent six months in jail for ���providing shelter for others to abuse drugs.��� Chan is Singapores first celebrity anti-drug ambassador and.
Jackie Chan on Dragon Blade, Patriotism - The Hollywood.
Hong Kong action legend Jackie Chan celebrated the success of his latest historical action movie Dragon Blade, which this week passed the $80 million threshold in China, and responded to accusations of nationalism by��.
Won Ton Western
. Photo of Jackie Chan in movie Shanghai Noon
Jackie Chan shares story of sons drug crime
. - Movie star Jackie Chan warned Singaporean youth Thursday about the dangers of drugs and addiction. Chans son, Jaycee, left jail in February after being charged with ���sheltering others to take drugs.��� () .
Jackie Chan Translation Fails Are the Best Translation Fails
Everybody knows Jackie Chan. Hes a martial artist, an actor, a filmmaker, a singer, and more. What he is not is a bus stop in Sichuan, China. As noted by Austin Ramzy (via Eric Jou) on Twitter, the bus stop named ���The��.
JACKIE CHAN tells (almost) all at launch event of new book
Chan had said he only married Joan Lin because she was pregnant with his child. When asked if it was truly the case at the launch event, the actor quickly replied: ���Yes, that is exactly right���. ���At the time, I had a lot of girlfriends, and I was.
From Hong Kong, Thrills, Chills and Stunts Galore
To put it plainly right at the outset, Supercop, as its title implies, is a moving comic book. The plot of this new Jackie Chan film is so ready-made it could come in a can from H. J. Heinz. The heroes are impervious. The villains are made of cardboard and just as easily disposable. So the only real question is this: Once the action begins to accelerate, hows the ride? Answer: Dumb but delightful.
Jackie Chan to shoot first Chinese-Indian co-production.
A groundbreaking treaty between the film industries of India and China results in the shooting of Kung Fu Yoga this autumn.
Supercut: Every Death-Defying Stunt of Jackie Chans Career
Jackie Chan is a living legend. The way he combined martial arts and comedy was groundbreaking, and he has to be one of the ballsiest actors on the planet for doing his own stunts for decades. If youve only seen his��.
Asean Today: Cambodia Backs China; US Queries Tier 3 Status; JACKIE CHAN.
straitstimes.com Action superstar Jackie Chan is Singapores new anti-drug ambassador and hopes to influence youth to say no to drugs. He said his son, Jaycee Chan, who served time for a drug offence in Beijing this year, has hurt him but made him .
Jackie Chans Illegitimate Daughter Continues to Disobey Her Mother for.
Jackie Chan was in Hong Kong early this week to promote his autobiography titled: ���Jackie Chan: Never Grow Up, Only Grow Older,��� and during an interview with the press, one member of the media asked him about his daughter Etta after reports came out .
Jackie Chan Supports Death Penalty For Drug Offences.
Remember Jackie Chan, that famous martial arts (Kung fu) actor of films like Drunken Master, Who Am I?, Mr Nice Guy, Rush Hour and so on? His films made a lot of us Kung fu fans while growing up. I remember signing up��.
China Charges Jackie Chans Son, Jaycee, Over Drug Offense
BEIJING - Chinas state prosecutor said Monday it had formally charged Jaycee Chan, son of kung fu movie star Jackie Chan, with a drug offense ��� meaning he is almost certain to face trial. The 32-year-old actor and singer��.
Duang! Chinese Poke Fun at Jackie Chan With Nonsense Word
Jackie Chan might still be popular in China, but nowadays the pro-Beijing actor is as well-known as fodder for jokes as he is for his gritty martial arts and slapstick humor on screen. His latest contribution to the countrys mass culture and entertainment: duang.
Cops and Robbers
. Photo of actor Jackie Chan in scene from film First Strike, which opens on Jan 10 in New York City
Who does Jackie Chan hate more than the woman who sold a story on him?
While it is widely believed that Hong Kong movie star Jackie Chan despises Hong Kong actor Elaine Wu, after she sold her story on an affair she had with Chan that left her pregnant in 1999, forcing Chan to made a public confession, Chan may hate Hong .