June 12, 2014
12 Great Buddy Cop Pairings in Movies
It's been used and abused so many times that by all rights, it should long ago have been exhausted of fresh possibilities -- but the buddy cop comedy is alive and well, as evidenced by Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum's return for more wisecracking gunplay in this weekend's 22 Jump Street. In honor of the genre's latest freshly chambered round, we decided to take a look back at some of the more successful quippin' 'n' shootin' duos from precincts past. Shoulder those holsters, because it's time for Total Recall!
July 30, 2012
Rush Hour Producer Wants Another Sequel
"It's not a matter of just bringing them back to do another segment of that or a sequel to it by putting them in another city and having them bicker. I don't want that. I want something new."
August 9, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Chan and Tucker Back in Action
Another wide assortment of summer offerings will hit the multiplexes across North America this weekend. The action-comedy sequel Rush Hour 3 leads the way as the main course and will be joined by side dishes like the fantasy adventure Stardust, the family comedy Daddy Day Camp, and the horror flick Skinwalkers.
July 30, 2007
Chris Tucker To Film Stand-Up Comedy Flick; Also Running for President
Chris Tucker is notorious for picking his roles deliberately -- the man hasn't made a movie in nine years that wasn't Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2 or Rush Hour 3 -- but he's all ready to talk up two upcoming projects: a comedy where he'll play the Commander in Chief of the U.S.A. and a stand-up film in the vein of Eddie Murphy's Raw.
May 4, 2007
Trailer Bulletin: "Rush Hour 3"
My grandmother always said "If you can't say anything nice, then don't say anything at all." (Too bad I became a film critic, eh granny?) But today I'll follow her advice while offering you the brand-new trailer to "Rush Hour 3."
April 16, 2007
Check Out a Clip from "Rush Hour 3"
It's really uncool to trash a movie before you see it, but based on what I've seen in the first two "Rush Hour" movies -- combined with what I just witnessed in this brand-new "Rush Hour 3" clip -- I can already tell that this sequel's simply not for me. I'm sure New Line will really miss my eight bucks.
January 25, 2007
Sun Rises on "Rush Hour 3"
MTV.com reports from the set of "Rush Hour 3," where 7'9" Chinese basketball player Sun Ming Ming is playing the heavy to Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan's perennially fish-out-of-water police detectives.
January 16, 2007
First Pics of "Rush Hour 3" Hit the Scene
Step right up, "Rush Hour" fans, we've got you're very first snapshots from the flick's second sequel, the cleverly-titled "Rush Hour 3," which reunites Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker with director Brett Ratner and screenwriter Jeff Nathanson -- plus a few new friends/foes.
December 7, 2006
Jackie Chan Gets Bruised Up on "Rush Hour 3" Set
Although action star Jackie Chan was injured on the set of "Rush Hour 3," we're very happy to report that it was a minor little thing, and certainly nothing that would get in the way of a guy like Jackie Chan!
September 25, 2006
Plot Synopsis and a Love Interest for "Rush Hour 3"
We recently learned that Max Von Sydow, Roman Polanski, and Hiroyuki Sanada would be appearing in Brett Ratner's "Rush Hour 3," and now we get word on who'll be the resident female (Noemie Lenoir), plus a bit of the plot breakdown as well...
September 19, 2006
Yao Ming Turns Down "Rush Hour 3"
Brett Ratner can cross out yet another celebrity from his dream cast for "Rush Hour 3." In an interview with a sports writer from a Chinese newspaper, it's revealed that Basketball superstar Yao Ming (Year of the Yao) has turned down a role in the film.
August 28, 2006
Check Out the First "Rush Hour 3" Set Pics
Although considering that neither Jackie Chan nor Chris Tucker are on set yet, there's not a whole lot of excitement in these "Rush Hour 3" pics. But hey, someone out there might be interested, so here they are.
July 6, 2006
Will Jackie Chan Face Van Damme in "Rush Hour 3?"
According to internet rumors, Brett Ratner might be on his way to assembling that dream cast for "Rush Hour 3," as the Muscles from Brussels himself -- Jean-Claude Van Damme -- has reportedly revived speculation of his involvement in the Jackie Chan-Chris Tucker screen reunion.
June 1, 2006
Chris Tucker to do a Bollywood Remake?
From the "Huh?" Files: Chris Tucker, the guy who's starred in literally nothing but "Rush Hour" movies over the past ten years, might be signing on to star in a remake of Bollywood film "Munnabhai MBBS," which is about a mafia guy who enrolls in medical school.
May 25, 2006
Critical Consensus: "X-Men: The Last Stand" On Shaky Ground
We've only got one wide release this week, but it's a biggie: "X-Men: The Last Stand." Brett Ratner is at the helm, virtually all the principle characters are back, and some major plot developments are in store for X-fans. Do the critics say "X" marks the spot, or do they feel this one wasn't built to "Last?"
May 4, 2006
"Rush Hour 3" to Rush Into Production
Looks like it's finally a done deal: Director Brett Ratner, screenwriter Jeff Nathanson, and stars Jackie Chan & Chris Tucker are all locked in for "Rush Hour 3," which New Line hopes to shoot later this year in preparation for a summer '07 release date.
May 2, 2006
Gondry and Jack Black Promise to "Rewind"
Director Michel Gondry and professional goofball Jack Black will soon be collaborating on a rather bizarre-sounding high-concept comedy called "Be Kind Rewind," the plot of which should excite all the movie geeks out there...
May 1, 2006
"X-Men 3" Director Talks About X-Pectations
There was lots of hand-wringing and second-guessing among the X-Men fans when "Rush Hour" director Brett Ratner was tapped to helm "X-Men: The Last Stand," but the guy kept his head down and focused on his biggest project to date ... and then sat down for an interview with IGN FilmForce.
April 7, 2006
"X3" TV Spots and a Wolverine Chat
You may have caught a few of the nifty new X-Men 3 commercials during House, American Idol, or Survivor, but if you haven't, those thorough movie nerds over at JoBlo's can point you in the right direction. Also available for the X-nuts is a rather enjoyable interview between Hugh "Wolverine" Jackman and IGN FilmForce, which you can find right here.
March 27, 2006
Ratner Talks "X-Men" and "Rush Hour" Sequels
IESB.net's Movie Reporter had a rather intriguing interview with filmmaker Brett Ratner recently, and the guy offered all kinds of dish on "Rush Hour 3," "X-Men 3," and the various spin-offs that are planned for everyone's favorite team of mutated crime-fighters.
March 7, 2006
Spielberg Puts Koepp to Work on "Indy 4"
During his Oscar coverage, Fox's Roger Friedman got to share a few words with director Steven Spielberg, and the bullet points seem to be these: 1) the filmmaker wants to take some time off right now, 2) "Indiana Jones 4" looks to be the next project on his plate, and 3) Jeff Nathanson's screenplay has been handed over to mega-scribe David Koepp for fine-tuning.
December 5, 2005
Get a Peek at a Pair of New Mutants
Head on over to USA Today for a 6-pic gallery of characters from "X-Men 3." Included among the pic parade are Kelsey Grammer's Beast, Ben Foster's Angel ... and director Brett Ratner.
November 21, 2005
Ask Anyone Who Drives to Work if a "Rush Hour" is a Good Thing
Not very long ago we (I mean: everyone) reported that "Rush Hour 3" probably wouldn't happen because Chris Tucker was allegedly unhappy with the $20 million he was being offered. Well, apparently Tucker's business manager is a pretty convincing guy, because it now looks like Tucker, Jackie Chan, director Brett Ratner, and screenwriter Jeff Nathanson have signed up to deliver what the world really and truly wants: A third action comedy about a black guy and an Asian guy who bicker a whole lot.
July 8, 2005
Jackie Chan Explains Why "Rush Hour 3" Didn't Happen
Macleans Magazine (by way of The Associated Press) shares an illuminating little chat with legendary action star Jackie Chan, and the personable movie veteran had some pretty candid things to say about Mr. Chris Tucker and his rather lofty "Rush Hour 3" demands.
June 6, 2005
It's Official: Brett Ratner to Direct "X-Men 3"
Variety confirms what the gossip mill has been churning: Brett Ratner (director of both "Rush Hour" movies, as well as "Money Talks," "The Family Man," "After the Sunset," and "Red Dragon") has signed on to replace Matthew Vaughn as director of the third "X-Men" movie.
May 31, 2005
Chris Tucker's Loss is Indy's Gain
Not too long ago we mentioned that Chris Tucker was about to make Jackie Chan, director Brett Ratner, and screenwriter Jeff Nathanson a whole lot richer by agreeing to star in "Rush Hour 3." But now Variety reports that Mr. Tucker has passed on a $20 million paycheck and said "No thanks" to a "Rush Hour 3."