Kung Fu Panda 5.25pm BBC1 With lots of chopsocky
and a witty script, it's impossible to resist one of the best CGI films of recent years.
In other words, the tacit charge made against Wong here is one of an auteur past his prime who has had to resort to a popular genre, supported by 'hardcore chopsocky
fans' (Chan 2013: 55), in order to keep going.
"Blood Drive" Season 1, episode 9, titled "The Chopsocky
Special," airs on Wednesday, Aug.
It might be time for Iconis to set his sights a little higher than chopsocky
or the thin nostalgia of "The Black Suits." Porter wrote Merman brilliant songs for trivial vehicles but only won his reputation as a premier Broadway artist when he handed her the stronger narrative of "Kiss Me, Kate." Perhaps a story emphasizing substance over surfaces is what's needed to propel the songwriter to the next rank.
TOMORROW Jackie Chan's The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) Channel 5, 7pm Martial arts titans Jet Li and Jackie Chan share the screen for the very first time in this chopsocky
adventure, a lively East-meets-West smackdown filmed on location in China.
There were times when the skits didn't seem to have progressed much beyond the classroom - like the baroque wrestling to the Rocky theme (with the pair as a be-wigged Bach and Vivaldi) and some fake chopsocky
by the Kung Fu violinist (Igudesman).
At the movies ENTER The Dragon was a big-budget, American/Hong Kong co-production (and the first American-produced martial arts film), shot on location in Asia The film is considered the best "chopsocky
" or "kickfest" movie ever made by an American studio.
Uma Thurman in Kill Bill THE Amazonian blonde kicked major backside throughout Tarantino's homage to Chopsocky
cinema as a revenge-thirsty hitwoman who wages war on the old firm that double-crossed and left her for dead.
NINJA ASSASSIN (18) is an ultra-violent lot of chopsocky
nonsense, starring Rain, Rick Yune, Naomie Harris and Ben Miles.
The title of James McTeigue's martial arts action adventure succinctly sums up the vicarious thrills of this chopsocky
Director: James McTeigue Star rating: THE title of James McTeigue's martial arts adventure sums up the thrills of this chopsocky
If you're a foodie, you know that the choreography of putting together a good meal a la "Big Night" commands at least as much attention as a Chuck Norris chopsocky