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During a press conference for the action adventure film "CZ12" (also known as "Chinese Zodiac"), superstar Jackie Chan announced his involvement in yet another rough-and-tumble flick: "Expendables 3"—on one condition.
"Sly had invited me to be in 'Expendables 2' but I was too busy filming CZ12 and couldn't make a commitment to the film. But he did extend his invitation to the third movie, which I agreed on the condition that I will be appearing as more than just a minor role with a few scenes," the actor quipped. We gotta say, we can't blame him. We'd want guaranteed screen time too. Get More »
If you thought Uma Thurman killed it as The Bride in "Kill Bill," just wait till you get a load of MMA superstar Gina Carano in "Haywire" (out this Friday).
In the Steven Soderbergh ("Contagion")-directed spy thriller, Carano plays Mallory Kane, a freelance covert operative, who gets double-crossed by her employer and sets out to clear her name.
As a first-timer, Carano turns in a surprisingly stellar performance. What she hits out of the ballpark, though, are the film's many action sequences, where Carano -- who did all her own stunts -- gets to let loose and do what does best: fight.
In honor of Carano's ass-kicking in "Haywire," we've rounded up the top nine actors who perform their own stunts. Some might surprise you. Get More »
Quick history quiz: What do you know about 1911? Chances are "it was 100 years ago" is about the only thing you were able to come up with.
But don't worry, because the new trailer for "1911" is about to deliver a refresher course -- and since the teacher is Jackie Chan, there's no question this will be the most exciting history class of all time.
They said the revolution would not be televised, but they never said anything about the movies.
The story of "The Karate Kid" has charmed and inspired a whole new generation of young 'uns, as the 2011 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards has crowned (or "blimped," rather) the 2010 re-imagining of the now-classic 1984 film as Favorite Movie.
The KCA also "blimped" Jackie Chan, who stars as the wise (and butt-kicking) martial arts mentor, Mr. Han, as Favorite Buttkicker.
(Let's face it -- it would be hard to beat Jackie Chan in such a category, no matter who you are.) Get More »
In what at first feels like a remake of "The NeverEnding Story" is actually a 140-minute reimagining of the 1984 hit "The Karate Kid" starring Ralph Macchio as the titular kid and Pat Morita as his wise trainer.
This time 12-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) moves to Beijing with his sassy Detroit mom (Taraji P. Henson), who got a job transfer across the globe for skills unexplained. Dre catches the eye of a young Chinese schoolgirl just as fast as he becomes a target for a gang of bullies that, natch, have all been trained by a sadistic martial arts master who seems to get off on boy pain. Get More »