Jackie Chan is the fokken man!

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Jackie Chan is one of the most hardworking people in Hollywood and just never stopped working since his first role in 1962. Like, right now he has a brand new completed movie that’s waiting to be released, one in pre-production, one in post-production and three brand new movies which were announced of which Rush Hour 4 is one! This dude utilizes everyday items in fight scenes such as chairs, ladders, lamps, tables or your mother-in-law and does all his own stunts, 99% of the time. He has broken his nose 3 times, his ankle once, most of the fingers in his hands, his cheekbones and even his skull. He has probably sprained his dick a few times as well. He reckons the most painful of all the injuries he sustained during his career happened on Enter the Dragon (1973), when Bruce Lee accidentally moered him in the face with a nunchaku (yep, that’s the actual name)!

Seeing that we’re entering a bit of a nostalgic period and a time of reflection  with the festive season, let’s check out some of this amazing human being’s movies which you can stream during the December Holiday.

Wheels On Meals (1984)
Two Chinese chommies operate a food truck in Barcelona, Spain and use their kung fu to help a private investigator friend protect an heiress who is targeted by a scaly gang. While filming on location, two of the baddies actually visited local dojos to test their skills against the black belts. In this movie, Jackie got kicked in the throat for reals by one of the bad guy characters. The entire crew shouted at him, not because he kicked Jackie, but because he was concerned and didn’t wait until the director yelled “cut!”
7.2 rating

Police Story (1985)
Kevin Chan (aka Jackie) is a Hong-Kong cop who gets framed for the murder of a dirty cop and must find a way to clear his name. They used so much glass in this movie tat the crew started calling it “Glass Story”, which is pretty funny. Of course Jackie fucked himself up in this one too – he sustained burns on his hands by sliding down a pole in a scene in a mall. This was the first movie produced by Jackie Chan’s production company, Golden Way Films.
7.6 rating

Armour of God (1986)
The title of this movie is moerse ironic as Jackie Chan was nearly killed! In one scene he leaps from a wall onto a tree, but the branch which he grabbed, broke, and he fell and hit is head on a rock. This was one of his worst injuries ever, as it left a hole on the right side of his head which is still there today. It also left him with some permanent damage to his hearing. Anyway, this movie is about him and his bumbling sidekick who are sent on a quest through Europe to find a mysterious treasure held by a dodgy organization of monks.
7.1 rating

Crime Story (1993)
Inspector Eddie Chan (Jackie Chan) is tasked with tracking down a kidnapped businessman. One of the kidnappers operates within the police force and is determined to stop him. Once of Jackie Chan’s most serious roles, (until The Foreigner) but still overflowing with spectacular acrobatic sequences. Jet Li was actually considered for the main role, but his agent got gunned down by the Triads. Jackie didn’t get hurt in this movie. Just kidding! Chan’s legs were crushed after getting caught between two cars while filming the opening action scene!
6.8 rating

Around The World In 80 Days (2004)
What an absolute classic by Jules Verne and a great movie for the entire family! Phileas Fogg, Lau Xing, and Monique La Roche dare to do what no one has done before – beat the clock in a race to circumnavigate the world in 80, traveling the globe by land, sea, air, and even in-line skates. Obviously with loads of kak en drama along the way. Lots of adventure, danger and action! This is probably the only movie in which he didn’t hurt himself too badly, unless he injured his throat for his voice over role of the monkey in Kung Fu Panda…
5.9 rating

Kung Fu Panda (2008)
…which brings us to Kung Fu Panda. We just had to mention this movie as well, because although Jack Black steals the show as an obese, mild-mannered panda called Po who is thrown into the middle of a battle for the fate of China, you can’t help to think “Jackie Chan” whenever you see the word “Kung Fu”!
 7.5 rating

The Foreigner (2017)
See a completely different side of Jackie Chan. The guy can actually act for real. He is not just all skoppe en klappe. In this movie he is a humble businessman with a buried past who seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. It is like he the Asian version of Liam Neeson in this excellent movie! Oh and the explosion scene on a double decker bus got people thinking there was a real terrorist attack and then London Metro Police. Yikes!
7.0 rating

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On DStv Now, Netflix & Showmax
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# 9. Interview: Schalk Bezuidenhout on wine, fast cars and the year 2020
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 #5 Meet the cast of HBO’s Industry
Acast of American and British newcomers star as a diverse group of interns who are entering the finance industry during the recession that followed the 2008 financial crisis. They work hard and party harder, all the while getting to grips with the harsh realities of the world of investment, and life as an adult.
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Our randomized trailer pick of the week

Each week we take a number from 1 to 10 from our list of suggestions and put it through a randomizer to choose a trailer to show you. This week it landed on our number 9 spot, Interview: Schalk Bezuidenhout on wine, fast cars and the year 2020so let’s sommer klap the trailer for Hotel, shall we?:
In Season 4, there’s peace and harmony in Fransenburg, now that Ferdie has cut his political career short. He’s on the hunt for another way to leave a legacy, however, so the drama is far from over. The hotel is under threat as the new mayor is considering demolishing it to make way for the Mautrain, and Jony has a new love interest who is complicating things for Thomas…

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