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“A solid thriller and worth checking out if you’re a fan of Jackie Chan or Pierce Brosnan.” The post The Foreigner Review appeared first on

While he might not be a household name, the James Bond franchise owes a lot to director Martin Campbell. Following the Pierce Brosnan era, the series pivoted to something grittier, grounded, and more contemporary in feeling with “Casino Royale.” The stakes were raised by putting this gear shift on the shoulders of newcomer Daniel Craig. But Campbell (and Craig) nailed it. “Casino Royale” was a hit, and a terrific film to boot (for my money, it’s still the best Craig-era Bond movie). Continue reading Martin Cambpell Says He Kept Turning Down James Bond Movies After ‘Casino Royale’ at The Playlist.

If you’re young enough not to remember it directly, you probably have no idea exactly how massive Jackie Chan was in the late 1990s. The action star had been famous in Hong Kong for decades but struggled to break out beyond that when suddenly, a hastily put-together dub by Miramax of Chan’s “Rumble In The Bronx” exploded unexpectedly at the box office. It led to a number of similar hits as well as the absolutely enormous “Rush Hour” series, made in the U.S. Continue reading It’s Jackie Chan Vs. James Bond In New Trailer For ‘The Foreigner’ [Watch] at The Playlist.