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Movie Reviews: The Forbidden Kingdom

18th April 2008

The traditional violence of martial-arts films has been toned way down for the family film The Forbidden Kingdom, starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li. Critics are expressing mixed reaction about the results. Kyle Smith in...

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Jackie Chan And Chris Tucker To Team Up For Fourth Film

15th April 2008

JACKIE CHAN and CHRIS TUCKER are set to reunite for a new movie - but it will not be another RUSH HOUR film.The comedian and martial arts expert have starred together in three instalments if...

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Jet Li Leads Hong Kong Film Awards

14th April 2008

Chinese action star JET LI has landed the prestigious Best Actor award at the 27th Hong Kong Film Awards for his performance in THE WARLORDS. The epic movie swept the board at Sunday's (13Apr08) ceremony,...

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Chan And Li Plan Second Collaboration

18th March 2008

Martial arts giants JACKIE CHAN and JET LI formed such a close bond on new film THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM, they're already planning a second movie collaboration. Chan admits he was reluctant to sign up to...

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Epic Drama Beats Legend In Hong Kong

18th December 2007

Peter Chan's 19th century historic epic The Warlords, starring Jet Li, Andy Lau and Takeshi Kaneshiro, had a solid opening in China over the weekend, earning $12.2 million on about 1,000 screens, according to Daily...

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Jet Li Receives Record Fee For Chinese Film

26th November 2007

Jet Li was paid $13 million to star in the upcoming The Warlords, the highest fee ever paid to an actor appearing in a Chinese-language film, China's Xinhua news agency reported Sunday. Peter Chan, director...

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Li Earns Record Salary For Chinese-language Film

26th November 2007

Action superstar JET LI has been paid 100 million yuan ($13 million/GBP6.5 million) for his latest movie, a record salary for an actor in a Chinese-language film. Li stars in The Warlords, budgeted at 300...

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War -- It's Not Good For Much

27th August 2007

Lionsgate's War, starring Jet Li and Jason Statham, which many analysts had expected would be the primary contender for box-office honors, went down to ignominious defeat, taking in just $10 million in 2,277 theaters. Although...

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Superbad Retains Hold On Us Box Office

27th August 2007

Teen comedy Superbad has retained the top position at the US box office for the second consecutive week.The coming of age comedy grossed $18 million (8.92 million) making it this year's third film to stay...

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Superbad, The Superhero?

24th August 2007

Five films are opening wide this weekend but none is expected to unseat Superbad from the top of the box office. The Judd Apatow comedy is expected to gross about $18-22 million, according to analyst,...

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Jet And Jackie Too Old For Action

23rd August 2007

Action stars JET LI and JACKIE CHAN are worried they are too old to pull off fight scenes, and are warning audiences not to get their hopes up about their new film. Li, 44, and...

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Chinese Government And Actors Clash Over Censorship

20th August 2007

One day after Jet Li, one of China's most successful film stars, called for a relaxation of censorship in his country, the chairman of China Film Group called for greater emphasis on patriotism in Chinese...

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Jet Li Bemoans Chinese Censors

20th August 2007

Action and martial arts actor Jet Li has revealed his dismay at Chinese censors banning his Hollywood movies.Writing on his website, the star said that one his films, Romeo Must Die, was not shown in...

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Jet Li Slams Chinese Government For Film Censorship

20th August 2007

Chinese kung-fu film star JET LI has hit out at Chinese authorities who block the release of his Hollywood blockbusters in his home country. Li is furious censors invariably only allow homegrown historic films to...

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Weinsteins Making Big Investment In Asian-based Movies

8th August 2007

The Weinstein Co. announced plans Wednesday to invest $285 million InAsian-themed projects, including a remake of the 1954 Kurosawa film TheSeven Samurai. In a statement, company said that it had also invested anundisclosed amount in...

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Li And Portman Set For Kung-fu Snow White?

31st July 2007

Martial arts superstar JET LI is teaming up with NATALIE PORTMAN for a Kung-Fu version of classic fairytale SNOW WHITE, according to internet reports. Movie site Asian Popcorn claims director Yuen Woo-ping is overseeing the...

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Next Mummy Casting Underway

1st May 2007

Casting for the next instalment of the Mummy franchise is underway, with 26-year-old Luke Ford set to star in the film.The Australian actor has been picked with a view to working towards a father-son relationship...

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Weisz Dumps Mummy Project

13th April 2007

MUMMY RETURNS star RACHEL WEISZ has reportedly pulled out of negotiations for the third instalment of the Mummy franchise.The Oscar-winning actress, who appeared in the first two Mummy films, was thought to be interested in...

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Chan And Li Film Has A Name + Start Date

11th April 2007

The long-awaited movie teaming of martial arts superstars JACKIE CHAN and JET LI will start shooting in China on 2 May (07). Months after the project was announced, the film now also has a name,...

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Jet Li Scared Of Sex Scenes

16th January 2007

Martial arts star JET LI fears love scenes in his movies - because he struggles to strike up a conversation with his leading ladies. The HERO daredevil finds it hard to relax filming the intimate...

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Chan And Li To Face Off In New Film

31st October 2006

Martial arts superstars JACKIE CHAN and JET LI will face off for the first time on the big screen in a new feature film. The two martial-arts experts have long said they would like to...

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Lots Of Arrivals For The Departed

11th October 2006

Moviegoers mobbed the box office over the weekend to see Martin Scorsese's latest gangland drama, The Departed, which made off with $26.9 million, according to final figures released by box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations Monday. The...

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Scorsese Finally Scores Box-office Hit

11th October 2006

Martin Scorsese, who has received plenty of critical praise and film awards in the past, but has never had a big box-office opening, finally has seen one of his films open big. His The Departed,...

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Kutcher Is No. 1 & 2; Jackass Is No. 3

4th October 2006

It was a good weekend for Ashton Kutcher movies. Sony’s animatedOpen Season, in which he provides the voice of a smooth-talking deer,opened in first place with an estimated $23 million, while Disney’sCoast Guard drama The...

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Kutcher Punks Box Office

3rd October 2006

Two movies starring Ashton Kutcher performed better at the box office over the weekend than their studios had predicted, according to final figures released Monday by Exhibitor Relations. Sony's animated Open Season, in which Kutcher...

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Jackass Posts Bigger Numbers Than Forecast

26th September 2006

After reminding us earlier of H.L. Mencken's line about nobody ever going broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public, entertainment writers observed Monday that Paramount had underestimated the members of the public who bought...

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Box Office Flunks Intelligence Test

25th September 2006

Giving further evidence -- if it were ever needed -- that teenage boys rule the box office, Paramount's gross-out stunts movie Jackass Number Two raked in an estimated $28.1 million at the box office over...

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Jackass Pranks Storm The Us Box Office

25th September 2006

America's favourite pranksters, the JACKASS crew, are back at the top of the US box office thanks to an amazing $28.1 million (GBP15.6 million) opening-weekend take. The crazy combo's JACKASS sequel, JACKASS: NUMBER TWO, easily...

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Jet Li Attempts To Halt Teen Suicides With New Film

23rd September 2006

Action man JET LI signed up to play famous Chinese martial arts hero HUO YUANJIA (corr) in new movie FEARLESS because he felt the legend's story could help save teenage lives. Yuanjia, who became the...

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