Guess what, everybody? Despite the invention of child labor laws, there are whole gangs of marauding teens with careers more dazzling and exciting than any of ours. How does this depressing turn of events transpire? Well, usually it happens because someone famous made those children with their priva ... More >>
Originally, we were going to do this list as a top five. But then it became apparent that Olympic theme songs are always so incredibly awful, it becomes difficult to figure out who did the worst job. When we started compiling this, in honor of the fact that the Olympics start in London at the end of ... More >>
W. Blake GrayYuet Lee's shrimp with scrambled egg rice plate, $6.50Rice Plate Journal is a yearlong project to canvas Chinatown, block by block, discovering the good, the bad, and the hopelessly mediocre. Maximum entrée price: $10. (Thanks to Caroline Chen for additional reporting.) Anyone unfa ... More >>
Matt SmithImagine a dry pit instead of the bayYao Ming isn't merely the tallest player in the NBA. In a commercial he filmed in San Francisco on Thursday along the Bay, the Houston Rocket's center proved he's superhuman in other ways, too. Like a Hollywood star, Yao stood over the Bay where the c ... More >>
As we've noted before, when your e-mail has the name of a newspaper in it, you get a lot of desperate missives. You'd be amazed at what communications professionals think you the reader are dying to know about; my favorite example is still the guy pitching a story about his stars-and-stripes embl ... More >>
Owen Wilson is a bad fit for an ass-kicking bodyguard.
Rush Hour 3 director Brett Ratner has been called a fauxteur, a womanizer and, worse, over budget. Why you should take him seriously anyway.
The third time's the guilty pleasure for Tucker and Chan's buddy-cop franchise
District B13 puts American action movies to shame
Martial arts sensation Tony Jaa makes the most of his screen debut
Jackie Chan takes a long trip without going anyplace new
Hong Kong's So Close is the real "ass-kicking beauties" epic of the summer
Specific hungers are induced by journalism -- and satisfied in short order
Some movies to shout about at the S.F. Silent Film Festival
Inept editing, gaping plot holes, unintentional absurdity: What more does an action movie need?
Stars in bars, stars in cars, stars with plastic surgery scars.
With Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Ang Lee reinvents the martial arts movie for the art house crowd
Wesley Snipes kicks his way through the flashy, feisty Art of War
Silent Film Festival at the Castro Theater
Michael Sragow finds eight good films, and countless condescending duds, in a year at the movies
Hong Kong's Wong Kar-Wai talks about gay love, straight actors, and his moody new film Happy Together
Chop-socky king Jackie Chan shakes things up in the 1978 actioner Snake in Eagle's Shadow
Rumble in the Bronx brings Jackie Chan's brand of action movie to mainstream America