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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.

Allan Loeb certainly isn’t a household name, but there’s a pretty good chance you’ve might’ve seen one or two of his credited movies. Whether it’s “21,” “The Switch,” “The Dilemma,” “Just Go With It,” “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” “Rock of Ages” or last year’s regrettable “Collateral Beauty,” just to name a handful, Loeb is one of those screenwriters who’s quick to diversify his resume but never able to prove his skills. Continue reading ‘The Only Living Boy In New York’ Is A Lacklustre Coming-Of-Age Dramedy [Review] at The Playlist.

At 63 years old, Jackie Chan is not the indestructible action star he once was. So it looks like the next stage of his career might see him going more Liam Neeson, with roles that play off his onscreen presence, but don’t require any demanding stunt work, which makes “The Foreigner” such an intriguing offering. Co-starring Pierce Brosnan, directed by Martin Campbell (“Casino Royale“), and based on the book “The Chinaman” by Stephen Leather, the film follows an immigrant living in London who seeks vengeance after his daughter is killed in an IRA bombing. Continue reading Jackie Chan Wants Revenge In First Trailer For ‘The Foreigner’ at The Playlist.

While “The Amazing Spider-Man” director Marc Webb is watching the franchise get rebooted, he’s not sweating it one bit. The filmmaker has returned to his indie roots in a big way, having already released “Gifted” this spring. While you weren’t looking, the Chris Evans starring dramedy has racked up an impressive $28 million worldwide, and now the filmmaker has another movie swinging into cinemas this summer, with “The Only Living Boy In New York.” READ MORE: Marc Webb’s ‘Gifted’ Starring Chris Evans, Jenny Slate & Octavia Spencer Doesn’t Quite Add Up [Review] Starring Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, Kiersey Clemons, Cynthia Nixon, Callum Turner and Jeff Bridges the long-in-the-works movie (which at one time was going to star Logan Lerman, and be directed by Seth Gordon), is worryingly penned by Allan Loeb (“21,” “The Switch,” “The Dilemma,” “Just Go With It”) and follows a recent college graduate who seeks the guidance of an eccentric neighbor as his life is upended by his father’s mistress. Continue reading First Trailer For Marc Webb’s ‘The Only Living Boy In New York’ at The Playlist.

Irish director Jim Sheridan is a six-time Oscar nominee for his work on acclaimed films like “My Left Foot,” “In The Name Of The Father” and “In America,” but his career has had ups and downs more recently — he was the decidedly odd choice to make 50 Cent biopic “Get Rich Or Die Tryin’”; “Brothers” with Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman and Tobey Maguire failed to take off; horror-thriller “Dream House” had a troubled production and died at the box office; and Rooney Mara vehicle “The Secret Scripture” got tepid reviews at TIFF. Continue reading Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy & Pierce Brosnan To Star In True-Life Prison Escape Movie ‘H-Block’ at The Playlist.

Upon first viewing, it’s hard to pay attention to everything going on in the first trailer for AMC’s upcoming series “The Son.” The distraction stems from the series’ star, Pierce Brosnan. The former James Bond adopts a distinct Southern accent for the series as he plays a cowboy in the Old West. The very British Brosnan tries his best to sound Southern, and watching the trailer for the first time, it’s difficult to focus on anything else other than that accent. Continue reading Pierce Brosnan Is A Cowboy In New Trailer For AMC’s ‘The Son’ at The Playlist.