The Spy Next Door (review)

One wonders what sins Jackie Chan could have committed in a single lifetime to warrant having an abomination like this pathetic excuse for a movie weighing down his karma.

trailer break: ‘The Spy Next Door’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Or, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s a Spy. Yeah, men are totally incapable of taking care of children. Also: They have no idea how to read the simple instructions on a carton of oatmeal, or that you need to protect your hands when removing hot trays from … more…

caption this! image from ‘The Spy Next Door’

Fun for Wednesdays! We look at an image from an upcoming movie or TV show and write snarky, witty, or otherwise entertaining captions for it. No prizes, it’s just for fun. Pretty in pink: Lionsgate tells us about the film: Lionsgate and Relativity Media’s family action comedy THE SPY NEXT DOOR stars Jackie Chan as … more…

Mission: Impossible 2 and Shanghai Noon (review)

Can it be a coincidence that both of the big new flicks this Memorial Day weekend — the kickoff for Hollywood’s first summer movie season of the twenty-first century — are basically Hong Kong action movies? The people who think about these kinds of things — current-events journalists, mainly — have already predicted that if the 1900s were the American century, the 2000s may well be the Asian century… but they were speaking economically and politically. I guess it’s probably inevitable that Asia would start to hold some cultural sway in the West, too.