Jay Chou, card guy?

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Jay Chou, card guy?

Postby Brian Morton » January 15th, 2011, 12:28 am

In a promo trailer for the new Green Hornet movie, there's a short bit where Jay Chou (Kato) is wowing Cameron Diaz with what is obviously an Ambitious Card routine.

http://blog.movies.yahoo.com/blog/409-t ... een-hornet


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Postby Richard Kaufman » January 15th, 2011, 12:45 am

I saw no such sequence in the movie, which I had the misfortunate to attend this evening.
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Postby erdnasephile » January 15th, 2011, 9:12 am

True Grit: no card tricks, but a much better film :)

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Re: Jay Chou, card guy?

Postby Travis » January 15th, 2011, 11:15 am

Not a trailer, but a press promo. The shot of Chou performing Ambitious Card is video taken during some down time on set, not a shot from the film. Very cool that he's got some card chops.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » January 15th, 2011, 11:29 am

The movie really sucked. Yes, there were parts there are undeniably funny, but it was a jackass of a movie and Seth Rogan is an idiot.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » January 15th, 2011, 11:48 am

I should add that the only thing I liked about the movie was Jay Chou! He was cool as hell, and in a less idiotic movie with George Clooney as the Green Hornet, they might have had something.
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Postby Terry » January 15th, 2011, 1:21 pm

I saw the trailer online and decided I was NOT going to waste my money on it.

Sci-Fi channel ran the complete series this past Tuesday. It was really cool revisiting my childhood and giving my soon to be 7 year old a chance to see what kids programming used to be.

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Postby AJM » January 15th, 2011, 6:42 pm

Seems to me that everyone wants to get in on the act and have their own super-hero / crime-fighter / comic book character franchise - unfortunately there ain't many left as all the popular ones have been plundered in recent years.

The Green Hornet re-make (or 're-boot' as they seem to call 'em these days) always seemed to me to have 'turkey' written all over it - particularly with Seth Rogan in the lead role.
It will be interesting to see if the forthcoming Thor and Captain America movies will share the same fate.

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Re: Jay Chou, card guy?

Postby Brian Morton » January 16th, 2011, 3:26 pm

Another one of the Yahoo behind the scenes on-set promos has a few seconds of Chou squatting down and doing what looks like Shadow Coins on the vinyl seat of a desk chair. Looks like in addition to a musician and actor, he's a magician.

And I'm gonna wait for the movie to hit Netflix, since I was certain Rogen was going to ruin it, and it sounds like I was right.

(Loved the original Green Hornet marathon, though...)

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Postby Jonathan Townsend » January 16th, 2011, 3:32 pm

? links please.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » January 16th, 2011, 3:41 pm

And [censored] wins yet again, with The Green Hornet taking in 34 million bucks to top the box office this weekend. No accounting for bad taste.
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Re: Jay Chou, card guy?

Postby Smurf » January 16th, 2011, 4:16 pm

It's revenue will probably drop quickly. Like others here, I was really looking forward to this until I saw the previews. It was painful to see what they produced compared to what it could have been.

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Re: Jay Chou, card guy?

Postby Brian Morton » January 16th, 2011, 4:25 pm

Okay, I went back and found it: Chou is doing kind of a Chink-A-Chink move on the seat of a director's chair on the set. It's at 2:45 on the #13 video in the list; "The Cast Talks To Yahoo." (Christoph Waltz is saying how Chou "is like the most amazing magician you've ever seen")

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1808411967/video/23108213


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