March 4, 2008
Rush Hour 3 Takes '07 DVD Rental Crown
It may not have been quite the box-office phenomenon that its predecessors were -- and critics may have disliked it enough to keep it down at 20 percent on the Tomatometer -- but that didn't stop Rush Hour 3 from emerging as the top DVD rental of 2007.
December 24, 2007
RT on DVD: Rush Hour 3, The Kingdom, and More!
There's action and drama to be found this week, and not just with your family at Christmas dinner. And if you couldn't make it out of town for the holidays, you're in luck; this week's DVDs take you to Paris (Rush Hour 3), Saudi Arabia (The Kingdom) and London (Eastern Promises).
September 10, 2007
Box Office Guru Wrapup: 3:10 to Yuma Speeds to #1 Spot
After struggling at the box office over the last few years, Russell Crowe scored his first number one film in more than seven years with the critically-acclaimed Western 3:10 to Yuma which bumped fellow Hollywood remake Halloween out of the top spot. The weekend's other new releases, the action film Shoot 'Em Up and the comedy The Brothers Solomon, both failed to make much of a dent into the typically-slow early September marketplace.
August 30, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Halloween Strikes on the 31st
The four-billion-dollar-plus summer comes to a close over the long Labor Day holiday weekend with three new wide releases all targeting male moviegoers. Slasher fans get to relive old days with the latest incarnation of Halloween, teens looking for a laugh get the ping pong comedy Balls of Fury, and adults interested in Kevin Bacon's brand of revenge have the action thriller Death Sentence.
August 26, 2007
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Audiences Still Crazy for McLovin
Booze and babes were still in high demand as the teen sex comedy Superbad ruled the North American box office for the second straight weekend despite the arrival of a handful of new releases. Most of the debuting films were met with disappointing sales since ticket buyers spent their time and money catching up on popular holdover titles which commanded the top three spots.
August 23, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: War Leads Army of New Releases
Action stars Jet Li and Jason Statham face off this weekend in the new crime thriller War which leads a flood of new releases pouring into North American multiplexes trying to catch the final dollars of the summer movie season.
August 19, 2007
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Superbad Opens Big at #1
Teenagers flocked to the multiplexes for stimulation this weekend as the raunchy new sex comedy Superbad powered its way to number one while the frame's other new releases, the sci-fi thriller The Invasion and the adventure tale The Last Legion, were met with yawns.
August 16, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Make Way for McLovin
Carrying some major buzz into the marketplace, Sony's teen comedy Superbad hits the multiplexes this weekend aiming to bring in some big business from horny young adults looking for a spark to get rid of their end-of-summer blues.
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.
August 6, 2007
Somebody Out There Likes Brett Ratner
This isn't strictly news, per se, but it's food for movie lovers' thoughts, and it gives a little equal time to one of their frequent punching bags: LA Weekly's Scott Foundas has written a lengthy piece in defense of -- are you sitting down? -- Brett Ratner.
August 3, 2007
The Weekly Ketchup: New Joker Pic, Dark Knight Footage Leaked, Iron Man at Comic-Con, and More!
In this week's Ketchup, we see a new photo of Heath Ledger as The Joker, the first teaser trailer of the sure-to-be hit The Dark Knight, and some grainy footage of the "Batpod" in action. Also, Iron Man brings the house down at Comic-Con, we've got some early news about Spider-Man 4, and Johnny Depp plans another outing as Hunter S. Thompson.
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.
March 22, 2007
RT-UK Exclusive: Edit Suite Report and New Pics for "Stardust"
In an otherwise unremarkable office building in London's trendy Soho, the clichés are out in force; magic is being made, fantasies are coming to life and dreams are being realised. It may be marketing agencies, new media designers and ad companies in the vicinity, but on the second floor of this particular building a small group of people are putting the finishing touches to "Stardust", one of Paramount's late summer tent-pole releases, and perhaps the most ambitious film ever to be made in Britain.
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.
January 2, 2007
Monster Shark "Meg" Moving Forward?
We've been hearing about the giant shark adventure "Meg" for quite some time now, but according to a recent update from Variety, director Jan de Bont is still pretty confident that the project will get before cameras some time soon.
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!
November 28, 2006
Van Damme Won't Be in "Rush Hour 3," Darnit
Anyone out there hear a rumor about Jean-Claude Van Damme signing on to play a role in "Rush Hour 3"? Hmm. Apparently the aging action star has, but he was kind enough to squash that rumor ... before anyone heard about it.
October 27, 2006
Polanski's Role in "Rush Hour 3"
Wondering how/why filmmaker Roman Polanski would be appearing in next summer's "Rush Hour 3"? I'll admit I was a little curious, so here's a little scoop: He's playing a French police detective! How ... great.
October 17, 2006
Check Out Some "I Am Legend" and "Rush Hour 3" Set Pics
If you like set pics, you've come to the right place. Today we have some snapshots behind the scenes of Will Smith's "I Am Legend" and Jackie Chan's "Rush Hour 3" ... and later this month I'll be sharing a few surprises of my very own! (Read on for more...)
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.
August 16, 2006
Tony Jaa Says No to "Rush Hour 3," "Yes! Yes!" to Indy 4, and Reveals "Ong Bak 2" Tidbits
On the day I was planning to leave for vacation, I was given the task to interview Tony Jaa at the Four Seasons hotel in San Francisco in the early morning. He was in the area promoting "The Protector" (aka "Tom Yum Goong"), his follow-up to his breakthrough martial arts hit "Ong Bak." Being a huge fan of his work, how could I refuse? Read on for tidbits about "Rush Hour 3," "Indiana Jones 4," and "Ong Bak 2."
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 14, 2006
Roselyn Sanchez Prepares for "The Game Plan" and "Rush Hour 3"
Lovely young actress Roselyn Sanchez has a pair of high-profile flicks on the way, one of which is a Disney family comedy called "The Game Plan," in which she'll co-star with The Rock, and the other of which is "Rush Hour 3," in which she'll (briefly) reprise her role from the first sequel.
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 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.
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.
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.
June 21, 2005
In Other News...A Super-Suit, David Spade, and Jackie Chan
A joint lawsuit has been filed against Sony Pictures and Revolution Studios alleging copyright infringement for the upcoming superhero flick, "Zoom." The suit, brought by Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Enterprises, challenges that the 2006 release about children with superpowers who train at a private Academy bears too close a resemblance to their own phenomenally successful "X-Men" franchise.
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."
November 24, 2004
Josiah's Cannon or Rush Hour 3 for Brett Ratner's Next
During a chat with Empire Online, Brett Ratner, the director of the "Rush Hour" films and "After the Sunset," revealed that his next film may be either "Josiah's Cannon" or "Rush Hour 3." "You gotta have three or four projects and whichever one comes in first, or better, that's the one you're going to do," he says.