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‘Rush Hour’ Isn’t Over Yet

“We’re working on a few things on the script right now, so we’re trying to get into production. But we’re working on it and trying to get it going. Jackie Chan wants to do it, I want to do it, [the] studio wants to do it, so we’re trying to get it together.”
-Chris Tucker 

Yes, yes and yes.

We understand the words coming out of Chris Tucker’s mouth.

The hilarious Chris Tucker (Detective Carter) recently commented about a ‘Rush Hour 4’ movie and indicates that he and his action costar Jackie Chan (Chief Inspector Lee) are ready to reprise their roles.

This is a good day.

Hopefully, the search for a new director for the fourth installment in this popular ‘Rush Hour’ film series has already been underway and, at best, already determined. The next hope is that this fourth movie will materialize in the near future–the next year or so–with the original humor and action stunts from the first three yet with a fresh and successful take that will spark a fifth and sixth film to round out two trilogies of sorts.

If ‘The Fast and the Furious’ can have double-digit movies, then ‘Rush Hour’ can certainly be resurrected for a few more.

And in this age of absurd hyper-political correctness, we need Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan to team up once more to remind us to relax, have fun and just laugh.

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When Life Is Framed Correctly

Life is funny.

This is especially true when a comedian is involved.

However, there are the occasional wild moments in life that are completely unexpected that can forever change a particular experience of ours or the trajectory of a seemingly planned-out path. It can happen when we’re least expecting it. And that “it” can be practically anything.

Like an audition for the ages.

I’m guessing that camera assistant pulled off some pretty cool angles and zooms.

The Fallout From DC’s Superman Rumors

Please No. Please No. Please No!

As the creator and writer of a blog called Jimmy’s Daily Planet, this rumored breaking news today courtesy of the Hollywood Reporter has the potential to be sad in many ways.

While we await public reaction (or explanation) from Henry Cavill in the coming days, Mr. Cavill has said many times in past interviews–even quite recently–that he is was very keen on a ‘Man of Steel’ sequel with a more positive/Christopher Reeve/comic book feel. This rumored decision to part ways with the studio seems like it was (or would have been) strongarmed by DC because of bad movie planning and poor execution in the midst of trying to hit the reset button in the middle of its burgeoning–and not awesomely received–film universe.

It also seems like the bullish move by the power brokers of the DCEU (DC Extended Universe) to unnecessarily mirror Marvel’s cinematic playbook by growing too quickly too fast came back around with a painfully bruising left hook.

And potentially losing its Superman is a major–and foreseeable–consequence of that decision years ago.

Broadly speaking, DC Comics superheroes are better than Marvel. The actors in DC property films are better than the actors in the Marvel films. The writing has not been perfect for all of its recent films, but by-and-large DC screenplays are far superior to Marvel films.

Marvel will never create anything close to Richard Donner’s ‘Superman’ or Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy.

If DC’s cinematic planners would have just been patient and grown its extended universe slowly through gradual individual introductions of superheroes with interweaving storylines, then everything would be fine today.

They’d be able to handle moving faster than a speeding bullet at your local movie theater.

RIP Margot Kidder

Running a website/blog called Jimmy’s Daily Planet, the following news is tough to write and process.

Actress Margot Kidder died this past Sunday in Montana at the age of 69. Like her iconic ‘Superman’ co-star, Christopher Reeve, Ms. Kidder delivered an equally iconic performance that elevated her as the greatest Lois Lane in the storied superhero saga.

RIP Margot Kidder.