Rumble in the Bronx + Skyscraper

Rumble in the Bronx + Skyscraper
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Double Feature | Year 11 (2008)

A look at secret role China plays in big American films. Double Feature gets into the weeds on how blockbusters are assembled, from the creation of a bankable team to the financing and eventual distribution. America sees a martial arts niche and brings it to the United States. China loves American blockbuster action stars. Fake American films made by China. Imposter fake American films made by China that are actually made by Americans. The fake American companies funded by China that actually make the imposter fake Chinese rip offs of American films. Double Feature talks about The Meg because it’s easier. Where a cause or a symptom, streaming services play a role in the American devaluation of cinema.

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Rumble in the Bronx

Rumble in the Bronx


Released: January 30, 1995
Runtime: min | IMDB | Wikipedia

Director: Stanley Tong
Writer: Edward Tang, Fibe Ma
Starring: Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Fran├žoise Yip

Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up some neighborhood thugs who cause problems at the market. One of those petty thugs in the local gang stumbles into a criminal situation way over his head.

Skyscraper

Skyscraper


Released: July 11, 2018
Runtime: min | IMDB | Wikipedia

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Writer: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Ng Chin Han

Framed and on the run, a former FBI agent must save his family from a blazing fire in the world's tallest building.

 
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