The Legendary Amazons (2011)

“Girl power” is what this historical action film is all about. Produced by Jackie Chan, the film is actually decent thanks to its core female cast and battle sequences. Set in the waning days of the Song Dynasty of ancient China, General Yang Zongbao has gone into battle and mysteriously disappears. His wife, Mu Guiying, […]

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The Cannonball Run (1981)

An ensemble cast “drives” (pun intended) the craziest car race in the United States, based on true events, and is hailed as one of the comedy classics of the 1980’s. A major car race known as the Cannonball is going to begin in a few days. Many racers are ready, including former stock car racer […]

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The Karate Kid (2010)

When one thinks of the words “remake” or “reboot”, they generally think that we’re in for a ride towards a downward spiral. However, the long awaited remake of the 1984 action-drama The Karate Kid is just living proof that not all remakes are bad. When Sherry Parker is transferred from Detroit to Beijing, China, for […]

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The Young Master (1980)

Leaving Lo Wei’s Film Company, Hong Kong superstar Jackie Chan makes his Golden Harvest debut with this instant classic kung fu comedy. Two adopted brothers, Dragon and Tiger, enter a lion dance competition for their kung fu school. When they lose the competition, their father is none too happy with the results. However, it is […]

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Dragon Fist (1979)

In one of his final films with director Lo Wei, Jackie Chan unleashes some of his best serious-style fight choreography in this pretty decent classic kung fu film. During a celebration for Master Chang San-Tai, arch nemesis Master Chong crashes and challenges Chang to a duel. When Chong beats Chang to a pulp, he celebrates […]

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