With the help of Kato, Britt starts a new career of fighting crime as the masked superhero "The Green Hornet". It is also a bromance with Cameron Diaz as Lenore Case, a love interest who helps us get over the homoerotic subtext.
When the Black Beauty is being chased by the police, Kato uses the car's weapons to slice open the police car body and front left tire, causing it to crash. Geeks know the Green Hornet franchise well: radio show from 1936 to 1952; TV show in 1966 by the producers of the campy Batman TV series, while Green Hornet's greatest asset was emerging martial arts star Bruce Lee.
(Photo: Studio Canal)The trailer for Michel Gondry's new film Mood Indigo leaves little to go on — the only spoken dialogue is in French (sans subtitles) and most of the footage is simply set to song.
But you don't need words to enjoy a Gondry film.
He is well known for his music video collaborations with Radiohead, Björk, Beck, The Chemical Brothers and The White Stripes.
Gondry's vision and career began with his emphasis on emotion.
[on Le voyage en ballon (1960)] It's the first film I remember. When you're young, you're very receptive to all the stuff you see, the emotions.
And then you try all the time to match up with those sensations.
Britt's party life is about to change when he and his driver and kung fu expert, Kato (Jay Chou), stop a robbery. But I have to take care of 750 employees, and you have to take care of yourself. The Humpty Dance Written by George Clinton (as George Clinton Jr.), Bootsy Collins (as William "Bootsy" Collins), Shock-G (as Gregory Jacobs) and Junie Morrison (as Walter Morrison) Performed by Digital Underground Courtesy of Tommy Boy Music By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing Contains a sample of "Let's Play House" Performed by Parliament Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more » "So this is what you want out of your life? I spend all night, writing about the corruption in this town, and you do nothing." Jack Reid (Tom Wilkinson) to his son, Britt (Green Hornet Seth Rogen) The Green Hornet is unlike most other comic-book-hero film adaptation: Seth Rogen's slacker Hornet is a dipstick without a clue about navigating the crime world while Kato ( pop star Jay Chou), his valet/associate, pretty much plays the Bruce Lee/kung-fu role as cool, even when he's goofing with the Hornet, which is most of the time.Read Full Story(Pacific Coast News, Bauer Griffin, Fame Fly Net)Trailer of the Week Flight Denzel Washington's new movie got its first trailer this week.Likely inspired by "Sully" Sullenberger, Denzel plays a hero pilot who saves many of his passengers' lives when his airbus nosedives and he rolls the plane over.No other working director brings quite the same lo-fi, do-it-yourself quality to his filmmaking, and yet, Gondry’s inventive charm has often proven to be his own worst enemy, overtaking and cutesifying stories that might play better without all the confetti and curlicues.With “Microbe and Gasoline,” the French writer-director has wisely restrained his usual flourishes, allowing the two teenage leads in his relatively calm summer-vacation coming-of-age comedy to assume centerstage, imbuing them with creative agency rather than forcing them to compete with the film’s own style.