Rush Hour

Ever since Chris Tucker uttered the phrase, “Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?” in the trailers for the original Rush Hour, that pairing of him and martial arts legend Jackie Chan has become, for better or worse, an enduring part of our pop culture lexicon. Despite the initial joy everyone experienced by watching a loud black guy and a bumbling Asian guy teaming up and becoming friends, however, by the time the third film had come and gone, it started to feel like the Rush Hour formula was getting pretty tired, and should probably be put to bed. At least, it felt that way to audiences. To people who make lots of money producing a franchise, things tend to look a whole lot different. That’s why, when Crave Online asked Rush Hour producer Arthur Sarkissian if he has any new projects on the horizon, it comes as no surprise that he responded, “I am working on Rush Hour 4 right now with Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan.” He went on to explain his statement by saying, “I’m trying to do it closer to how I did Rush Hour 1, more down to earth, more gritty, introduce two new characters and make it real the way the first one was. I personally was not happy with the third one. I thought 1 and 2 were very good. I think 3 got out of hand a little bit. It’s not a matter of just bringing them […]

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This Week in Blu-ray

This Week in Blu-ray, we get one of the most exciting and diverse slates of HD releases that we’ve seen all year. From the definitive event film of 2010 to a few beautiful additions to the Criterion Collection, there is a lot to be excited about. I might as well call it the big director edition of TWiBD: Christopher Nolan, David Cronenberg, Guillermo Del Toro and Brett Ratner. Wait, all but that last one. Even my own predisposition to like below-the-line action movies can’t lead me to become victim to the siren song of Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. Especially when there are so many wonderful releases to talk about, instead. So grab your credit card and mounting debt and lets go shopping for a slew of new Blu-rays.

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Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker will be together again in a movie that is [NOT] Rush Hour 4.

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