THE FOREIGNER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Martin Campbell Stars: Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan,Rory Fleck-Byrne, Michael McElhatton, David Pearse, Dermot Crowley, Ray Fearon, Katie Leung, Orla Brady, Charlie Murphy. Jackie Chan is one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, known for his energetic and carefully choreographed fight scenes and also for doing his own, often dangerous, stunts on set. But Hollywood hasn't quite known how to handle him properly, and Chan has found himself stuck in a number of formulaic light weight action comedies like Continue reading

KUNG FU PANDA 3

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Jennifer Yuh, Alessandro Carloni Stars: voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, J K Simmons, Bryan Cranston, Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Jackie Chan, David Cross, Seth Rogen, Kate Hudson, James Hong, Randall Duk Kim, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Wayne Knight, Steele Gagnon, Al Roker, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Pax Jolie-Pitt, Knox Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Jolie Pitt. With a few notable exceptions, by the time most successful film franchises reach a third installment very few maintain the standard of the original. Most are beginning to show a lack of Continue reading

KUNG FU PANDA 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jennifer Yoh Nelson Stars: voices of Jack Black, Gary Oldman, Michelle Yeoh, Jackie Chan, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Haysbert, Danny McBride . This sequel to Kung Fu Panda is more awesome, and bigger than its predecessor. The story from Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger (writers of the original Kung Fu Panda) is stronger here, and takes the characters in new directions. Lord Shen (voiced by Gary Oldman) is a dangerous peacock with grand designs on controlling all China with Continue reading

JACKIE CHAN’S FIRST STRIKE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Stanley Tong Stars: Jackie Chan, Chen Chun Wu, Jackson Lou Jackie Chan, Hong Kong's most popular martial arts star, brings his distinctive brand of action, furious mayhem, and punishing slap stick comedy down under for this fast paced adventure filmed partly on locations in Australia. The fourth installment in Chan's popular Police Story series, First Strike is more James Bond in flavour, style and plot. The charismatic hero (played by Chan) is a Hong Kong policeman assigned to catch a rogue former KGB agent who has hijacked a Continue reading