I have seen good trailers for bad movies, bad trailers for good movies, and bad trailers for bad movies, and I am prepared to say that the new look at Jackie Chan's The Spy Next Door is a can't-miss candidate for category three.
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Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson (who, in my opinion was top three on the red carpet that night) will show up in the Will Smith-produced Karate Kid remake, which will be shooting in Beijing pretty soon. It's already a pretty hackneyed prospect, what with the switch from The Karate Kid to The Kung Fu Kid, and the fact that Jaden Smith is the lead.
Congratulations to Jackie Chan, who just signed on for his 100th motion picture. The Hollywood Reporter says Chan will star in and co-direct Chinese Zodiac, which - believe it or not - is an action movie.
I was weened on the martial arts movies of Jackie Chan. The first one I remember seeing was The Big Brawl, alternately titled Battle Creek Brawl, and I saw it as a kid on HBO back in probably 1982 or something. It was Chan's first attempt to become a star in the U.S. The movie was filmed here, it was in English, and despite some of Chan's most theatrical choreography - and perhaps because outside of that choreography, it's not very special - the movie was a stiff at the box office, keeping him most out of American cinemas for 15 years.
One of my favorite personal Hollywood stories, and I don't have many, is sitting across from Jackie Chan during the junket for The Tuxedo. I know. And he felt exactly the same way.