The Doctor, Good As Gold

“Adventure setting” seems like kicking the steering wheel repeatedly until something happens.

So apparently, this little Doctor Who minisode was written by some primary school kids for a competition. Pretty cute. And I suspect it will tie in to show continuity what with a Weeping Angel left to roam around the TARDIS.

Rider Sessions — Riderman

It’s been far too long since I did one of these. This is my interpretation of Riderman. Wasn’t going to do him, but then he showed up in Movie War Megamax as one of the seven Legendary Riders.

Reports of Jackie Chan’s Retirement Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Thanks to commenter Josh Russell, we have word that Jackie Chan’s intent may have been lost in translation. According to a facebook post:

Yesterday in my press conference in Cannes for Chinese 12 Zodiac I said that this movie was my last big action movie.

Today I was shocked when I woke up to read all the news coverage that I was retiring from doing Action movies.

I just want to let everyone know that I am not retiring from doing action movies. What I meant to say is that I need to do less of the life risking stunts on my movies. After all these years of doing so many stunts and breaking so many bones, I need to take better care of my body so I can keep working.

I will continue to do international action movies.

And I will keep improving my English 🙂

I love all of you!

Jackie

YES! The gods of Kung Fu are smiling upon us!

I still stand by what I said about seeing more of Jackie in dramatic roles. I think he’s got a lot of range. But this is great news. And honestly, I don’t mind fewer crazy stunts. 50% Jackie is better than 90% of any other action star.

That Time the Animaniacs Parodied Super Sentai

I totally forgot they did this! I absolutely loved Animaniacs and while I was also a fan of Power Rangers, I don’t think I was as big a Super Sentai fan as I am today. Otherwise, I would have remembered this as THE BEST ANIMANIACS EPISODE IN THE ENTIRE RUN OF THE SHOW!

Right!

Baby Gamura

Baby Gamura, too cute to give any fucks.

Jackie Chan Retires From Ass Kicking

While promoting his latest film, Chinese Zodiac, at the Cannes Film Festival, martial arts action film icon Jackie Chan announced his retirement from the genre:

This is my last action film. I am not young any more. I am really, really tired. The world is too violent right now. It’s a dilemma – I love fighting. I like action. but I don’t like violence. I want the audience to know I am not just about fighting. I can also act. I want the audience to know also I’m not only a comedian. I can act. Day by day, year by year, I’m going to show you the real Jackie Chan.

I can’t say I’m surprised. He’s been putting his body through the ringer for years. I’m surprised it hasn’t caught up with him sooner.

I’ve seen Jackie in a few dramatic roles and I was quite impressed. Granted, he also kicked a fair amount of ass in those films, but I think he’s got a lot of potential as a dramatic actor. His protege, Michelle Yeoh, has already stepped out of the action film shadow to take on dramatic roles including Burmese Prodemocracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi for the upcoming biopic The Lady. I think he’ll be fine.

Sure, it’s a sad day for the action genre. But Jackie is here to stay.

From: Daily Mail

UPDATE: Found the trailer! Looks like he’s going out with a BANG!!!

James Bond Falls From the Sky

What I like best about this trailer for the new James Bond film, Skyfall, is that I have absolutely no idea what the movie will be about. Too often, I find trailers give away HUGE plot points. It’s like the studios think we’re so stupid that they have to prepare us for any plot twists ahead of time or we won’t get it. I like being surprised.

I suspect future trailers will clue us in to what exactly is falling from the sky. I think I’ll do my best to avoid them and just buy a ticket. I really like Daniel Craig as Bond and I’m glad he’s back.

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