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Lloyd is a young ninja still in high school who is trained alongside five other martial arts experts named Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Nya by the master warrior Master Wu. While by day they are faced with the evils of teenage life, by night they are death-defying heroes whose job it is to take down all manner of enemies with the help of a few state-of-the-art machines. They and the people of their island Ninjago face a terrible threat in the form of the war-mongering villain Garmadon - who also happens to be Lloyd's father. It's safe to say their relationship is a tense one. He wants revenge on Wu, who is actually Lloyd's uncle, but for what we are yet to discover...
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The martial artist-actor has finally landed an Academy Award.
After more than 200 films over an impressive 56 years as an actor, Jackie Chan has finally landed his long-deserved Oscar with an honourary trophy at the 8th Annual Governors Awards. The ceremony took place at the weekend, and saw three other titans of the film industry also honoured.
Jackie Chan gets an Academy Award
62-year-old Jackie Chan was gifted with an Academy Award on Saturday (November 12th 2016) during an event at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center. The award was presented by his 'Rush Hour' co-star Chris Tucker, while Tom Hanks gave a toast to the martial arts movie legend.
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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson earned $64.5 million according to Forbes' annual list - nearly $20 million more than the highest-earning female actor, Jennifer Lawrence.
In a list that’s sure to reignite the debate about the gender pay gap in Hollywood, Dwayne Johnson has been named the highest-earning male movie star in the last 12 months, with an income of $64.5 million – nearly $20 million more than Jennifer Lawrence, the top-earning female actor.
Forbes published its annual list of the highest-paid movie stars in the business on Thursday (August 25th), and it revealed that ‘The Rock’ has more than doubled his earnings over the period of June 2015 to June 2016, thanks to a combination of big-budget movies such as The Fast and Furious franchise and the disaster film San Andreas, plus upfront fees for the likes of Central Intelligence, Fast 8 and the new Baywatch film.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is the highest-earning actor in the world
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This animated trilogy concludes on a very high note with this smart, involving and often hilarious adventure. Both the writing and the animation are especially strong this time around, drawing in bigger themes while still keeping things both thrilling and very silly. But it's the endearing central characters who make it resonate.
As the Dragon Warrior, the panda Po (voiced by Jack Black) is struggling to rise to the challenge to become a teacher, coaxed by his master Shifu (Dustin Hoffman). He'd rather be out fighting battles with his five warrior pals Tigress, Monkey, Mantis, Viper and Crane (Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu and David Cross). Then he meets his long-lost father Li (Bryan Cranston), who tells him of a secret homeland for pandas, where Po might be able to find himself. Meanwhile, the power-mad warlord Kai (J.K. Simmons) has broken through from the spirit realm, determined to collect the chi of every master in the mortal world. So it's rather urgent that Po discovers his own chi before Kai finds him.
This is far more than the usual story about discovering your place in life. It's a complex exploration of how our backgrounds and communities contribute to who we are, and why each of us has a distinct role to play. These themes emerge naturally through the snappy, sometimes exhilarating story and characters. In voicing Po, Black finds the perfect balance between goofiness and honest emotion that often eludes him in live-action roles. His interaction with all of the surrounding characters bristles with humour and insight, with sharply funny one-liners peppering every scene. Most of the side roles are spread very thinly, but both Cranston and Simmons register strongly, while Jolie and Hoffman get some solid scenes all their own. And Hudson's riotously flirtatious ribbon-dancing panda easily steals her scenes.
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Jaycee Chan's sentence was a step down from the maximum of three years.
Jaycee Chan, the son of beloved international film star and martial artist Jackie Chan, is about to spend six months in a Chinese prison, after pleading guilty to the charge of “sheltering others to use drugs.” Yes, that offence exists in China and yes, Jaycee apparently got off pretty easy.
After pleading guilty to drug charges in a Beijing court on Friday (Jan 9th), the Hollywood legend's son was sentenced to six months in prison and fined 2,000 yuan.
The son of Jackie Chan, Jaycee Chan, has finally been sentenced after he was charged for drugs offences by authorities in China following his arrest back in August 2014, where he was found to have a considerable amount of cannabis in his home.
The son of Jackie Chan was sentenced to six months in jail for drug offenses
After Jaycee, a 32-year-old actor and singer, pleaded guilty inside Beijing's Eastern District Court on Friday (Jan 9th), a judge sentenced him to six months in jail and fined the Hollywood star's son 2,000 yuan ($322).
Jaycee Chan has made the headlines for all of the wrong reasons.
For those of you who are struggling to link Jaycee Chan to a hugely famous person who shares the same surname, Jaycee is the son of Jackie, who is probably the single most universally lauded Chinese film star, even surpassing Bruce Li as the screen master of ludicrous stunts and jaw-dropping martial arts. Jaycee has very much lived in his father’s shadow, until now.
Jaycee Chan with the director Kenneth Bi at Sundance 208 [Getty/Bryan Bedder]
Although he has notched up over twenty film credits in his native China, Jaycee has yet to make an impact in the West to anywhere near the extent of his father. But this week, the now thirty one year-old is temporarily garnering more attention from Western media, but the reasons for such a sudden influx of interest are one that Jaycee will want to forget. Caught in possession of a sizeable quantity of marijuana, Jaycee was arrested in Bejing after a drugs bust alongside the Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko. Both tested positive for marijuana consumption and if found guilty of crimes of marijuana consumption and possession, which seem likely, the pair could even face the death sentence under Chinese law.
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The Hollywood star was "heartbroken" after hearing about son's drug-related arrest.
Jackie Chan has finally broken his silence over his son Jaycee's recent arrest in Beijing for drug charges, admitting he was "very angry and shocked" when finding out about the incident, which has left their family "heartbroken."
Jackie was "heartbroken" over son's arrest
The Beijing police announced on Monday (Aug 18th) that two actors, the 32 year-old son of Jackie, and Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, 23, were detained last Thursday (Aug 14th) for drug-related offences.
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The 32-year-old confessed and cooperated with the police during a raid of his Beijing home.
In case you’ve never heard of Jaycee Chan, he is the son of actor Jackie Chan. This information is crucial for understanding and caring about the following piece of news. The younger Chan has been detained in Beijing during a recent drugs bust – one of many, conducted in recent years as part of the city’s crackdown on the drug trade. He is suspected of of accommodating suspected drug users in Beijing, local police confirmed on Monday, according to The Associated Press.
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The third installment in Stallone's franchise has found its director and is set to begin shooting later this year.
Australian director Patrick Hughes has been named by Sylvester Stallone to helm his newest writing endeavor, The Expendables 3. Nothing is official just yet though, as Hughes still has to win the approval of Millenium, the studio behind the Expendables franchise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hughes will be flying in shortly to meet with studio heads, but the director is pretty much a shoe in for the gig.
Hughes is a newbie in the director’s seat, with one feature film on his record – a critically acclaimed 2010 thriller, which starred Ryan Kwanten as a city police officer on a thrill ride of a first day in a small country town. So, while he might be lacking in experience, Hughes isn’t exactly a wild card and Stallone probably knows what to expect of his work. It will be interesting to see how he handles the fast-paced action genre, though. However, with a cast this packed with famous action men, The Expendables can probably be carried on acting alone.
A lot of the stars of the previous two films are expected to return for The Expendables 3, including Jason Statham and Dolph Lundgren. Some rumored additions to the already star-studded cast include Wesley Snipes and Jackie Chan. Stallone is currently in the midst of penning the script, with shooting expected to commence sometime this summer.
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Hackerazzi! Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis received news they wanted to hear this week, as hacker Christopher Chaney was sentenced to 10 years behind bars. The 35-year-old was convicted of illegally accessing the email and phone accounts of over 50 celebrity names.
Pope Finds Her Voice: Congratulations are in order this week for Cassadee Pope, who beat out Terry McDermott to win the third season of The Voice. Pope, of Team Blake, will release her debut album in 2013!
In early Republican China, feuding warlords are fighting over neighbouring lands to expand their power and in doing so, plunges the rest of China into conflict. Hou Chieh, a young army leader, has conquered the township of Dengfeng with his avowed brother, Tsao Man and with thousands dead or injured, there is little in the way of resistance.
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What more can come for the Panda who has it all? Since gaining the respect of his heroes - Master Shifu and the furious five - and defeating the evil snow leopard Tai Lung, Po's life in the Valley of Peace is perfect but it isn't to last.
Dre (Smith) is annoyed when his mother (Henson) moves from Detroit to Beijing, where he's mercilessly bullied by a gang of schoolboy thugs led by Cheng (Wang Zhenwei). Sure, there's the cute violinist (Han) to distract him, but things don't really start looking up until the maintenance man (Chan) agrees to teach him kung fu. Now Dre has three goals: learn skills to defend himself, compete in an upcoming tournament against Cheng and his evil mentor (Yu), and of course get the girl.
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When Dre and his mum pack up all their belongings and move to Beijing, China neither of them expect it to be an easy change but they're willing to give it a go. At his new school Dre falls for his classmate Mei Ying, she returns the feelings but Dre has chosen the wrong girl, Cheng the school bully takes an instant disliking to Dre and Mei Ying's friendship and decides to keep them apart by beating up the class newcomer.
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Blazing across the screen with eye-popping, sublime artwork, Kung Fu Panda sets itself apart from the modern domestic animation trend with its sheer beauty. From an opening dream sequence whose abstract style seems culled straight from a modern manga, the film enters instant classic status as some of the most gorgeous animation Hollywood has produced since the golden age of Disney. Eschewing the cold and severe art of Dreamworks' Shrek films, the makers of Kung Fu Panda fill the screen with painterly backdrops of mountain vistas and fluttering leaves that give Zhang Yimou a run for his money. It somehow makes it all the funnier to have the titular panda, Po (Black), come huffing and wheezing through the impeccable and non-specific ancient China landscapes like a less-active relative of Hurley on Lost.
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Rush Hour 3 plunks our questionable partners, the loose-mouthed Carter (Chris Tucker) and elastic Lee (Jackie Chan), into an international scandal involving the Chinese Triad election that takes them from sunny Los Angeles to gay Paris. Lee's friend and employer Consul Hu (Tzi Ma) is about to blow the lid off the Triads when a sniper snags him a few centimeters north of his heart. Hu's friend Vernard (Von Sydow) OKs Lee and Carter's trip to his hometown of Paris, where, for one reason or another, the Chinese Triad have decided to have an election.
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Unfortunately Ratner does not find the same joy in Rush Hour 2, an occasionally amusing comedic adventure that leaves us with a profoundly annoying Chris Tucker fighting for attention while Jackie Chan fights one-dimensional Chinese villains with his bare fists. The film contains some neat action sequences, a great third act, and the most hilarious outtakes I can remember - but the clash of genres feels intrusive and awkward. I wanted more excitement, more character dimension, and a whole hell of a lot less of Chris Tucker's irritating mouth.
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Chan's problems are indicative of many others faced by this overblown $110 million mess. Even as production was finishing, a distributor had not been found. Not surprisingly, Disney eventually picked up the film. Yet, what is surprising is Disney's decision not to distribute a challenging film like Fahrenheit 9/11, but instead to release this one, a flavorless and disgraceful remake.
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Jules Verne might have a hard time recognizing his source material in the Jackie Chan action-comedy adaptation of "Around the World in 80 Days," but for non-purists, it's easy to forgive the many liberties taken in this funny, fleet-footed summer-matinee romp.
Although the ostensible main character is still screwball Victorian inventor Phileas Fogg (lanky Steve Coogan) -- who wagers against the stuffed shirts of the English scientific establishment that he can circumnavigate the globe in the titular time period -- this version of the story more literally revolves around Passepartout (Chan), Fogg's valet who has his own reasons for traipsing across continents.
Passepartout has stolen a jade Buddha from a Bank of London vault in order to return it to its rightful place: his native village in China. Fogg is his ticket to safe passage -- or so he thinks.
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When Jackie Chan was in his low-budget, Hong Kong action-comedy prime, it was easy to forgive his better movies for simplistic plots and mediocre (sometimes downright bad) acting because enjoying them came down to two things: Chan's comedic charm and the dangerous, awe-inspiring, ingeniously choreographed fights and stunts that he always performed himself.
When Chan started making $60- to $100- million Hollywood films, it was reasonable to begin expecting more, but the star just hasn't lived up to those higher expectations except when sharing the load with ad-libbing, scene-stealing Owen Wilson in the buddy pictures "Shanghai Noon" and "Shanghai Knights."
But "The Medallion," which is a Hong Kong production made with Hollywood money, feels like the return of good ol' cheesy, charismatic, pardonably haphazard Jackie Chan -- even if the daredevil actor has finally begun accepting the inevitable ravages of age and injury.
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