Here on Language Log, we have devoted a considerable amount of attention to the terminology related to kungfu: "Kung-fu (Gongfu) Tea" (7/20/11) See also Ben Zimmer's masterful article on Visual Thesaurus: "How 'Kung Fu' Entered the Popular Lexicon" (1/17/14) Now we have documentation for another type of kungfu that has hitherto eluded us: This #KungFu […]
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Across dozens of Chinese films and a handful of American productions, Jet Li has dazzled viewers with his kung fu skills. Now, the 53-year-old actor has a new outlet. His website, JetLi.com, is home to a plethora of martial arts videos...Show More Summary
Photos by Matthew Yarbrough Picture this: You're walking down a street in a beach town in Thailand. A large Westerner passes you. He is big, well over six feet, and maybe 250 or 300 pounds. He's bald, his countenance somewhat intimidating,...Show More Summary
Adding yet another grownup arcade to West 7th Kung Fu Saloon, a fun concept in theory, has a bit of a contentious name in DFW. The boozy arcade joint is perhaps best known in this city for its bouts with the justice department over their...Show More Summary
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How do you evolve the new Tyrogue into the new Hitmontop in Pokémon Go 2? You don't need Hitmonlee- or Hitmonchan-level Kung Fu to figure it out! Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee have a new sibling in Pokémon Go Gen 2. While it's not named after a famous martial art star like Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan, Hitmontop can still fight with the best of them. Show More Summary
John Carpenter's "action adventure comedy kung fu ghost story monster movie" (in his words) Big Trouble In Little China gets the Film Feasts treatment at Nitehawk Cinema in April, including a collaboration with legendary dim sum house Nom Wah Tea Parlor. Show More Summary
We are in the final stages of getting ready to release "Kung Fu FIGHT!" on #3DS pic.twitter.com/K9bQL431uS — Mike Oliphant (@NostaticSoft) February 13, 2017
The most lucrative practice is not the one that makes the most dollars, grasshopper. It is rather the practice that makes the most sense. OK, so that's not a real Chinese proverb. But David Carradine wasn't a real Kung Fu master either. The point is, legal career consultants agree......
Meet Zhang Hexian. She started to learn kung fu when she was just four years old. Now, 90 years later, she's better known as "Kung Fu Granny." [ more › ]
Netflix Debuts Kung Fu Dudebro Iron Fist Netflix has dominated the streaming universe with an undeniable winning streak that may come to an end with its upcoming superhero show about vegan soul food-scented dudebro Iron Fist who flexes his gentrified
It’s tough making games in China. Not only do you have to fight against the stereotypes of Chinese culture surrounding Kung Fu, gang warfare, and illegal street racing, you have to do so under the rule of one of the strictest governments in the world. All media consumed and produced within China’s borders is vetted by… Read more...
(PG-13: Language) Ever since John Wick, Keanu Reeves is one of our favorite badasses. But he was also half of Bill & Ted, shooting at nothing in Point Break, maintaining Speed, and learning instant Kung Fu in The Matrix. Burger Fiction recaps Keanu’s illustrious career. Whoa.
Later this year Warner Bros. will be releasing a new animated adventure in the LEGO franchise with The Lego Ninjago Movie. The film stars Jackie Chan as a kung fu master, alongside Dave Franco, who plays a ninja. The battle for Ninjago City thus calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, […]
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Domestic films swept China’s box office during last week's Chinese New Year holiday, as state film regulators temporarily banned imported films to give domestic movies more room to cash in. The Jackie Chan action caper “Kung Fu Yoga” fared best last week, with $140.4 million in ticket sales, according...
First, Daredevil turned Hell's Kitchen into a credible (if hard to see) warzone; then Jessica Jones made a bold commentary on the horrors of male entitlement (and punching); and last year, Luke Cage brought the best soundtrack in the superhero game to Harlem (with all due respect to Guardians Of The Galaxy). Show More Summary
Everyone is kung fu fighting in a new trailer for Netflix's "Iron Fist," the story of a young man and his superpowered hand.