MOVIES WITH BIG AL: Birth of the Dragon, Leap!

 

BIRTH OF THE DRAGON (Action)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? In 1965, in San Francisco, Bruce Lee, spurred by one of his students, challenges Shaolin monk and kung fu master Wong Jack Man to a martial arts fight.

WHO'S IN IT? Philip Ng, Xia Yu, Jin Xing, Billy Magnussen

TRIVIA:

  • According to the IMDb, "The original cut of the movie was so poorly received by audiences that the film had to be extensively re-edited in a desperate attempt to please fans by removing many scenes of Billy Magnussen and focusing more on Philip Ng as Bruce Lee."
  • The movie was shot in Vancouver.
 
 

LEAP! (Animated)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and rises to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.

WHO'S IN IT? Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Carly Rae Jepsen, Maddie Ziegler, Mel Brooks, Kate McKinnon

TRIVIA:

  • The budget was $30 million.
  • Maddie Ziegler appeared on Dance Moms and starred in Sia's videos for "Chandelier" and "Elastic Heart."
  • Titled Ballerina outside of the U.S.
 
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