OVER­RATED

Los Angeles Times - - SUNDAY CALENDAR - — Chris Bar­ton

Re­mak­ing ‘Big Trou­ble in Lit­tle China’: There’ll never be a short­age of skep­ti­cism when it comes to Hol­ly­wood’s ap­petite for re­work­ing the fa­mil­iar, but plans to re­boot this throw­back seem par­tic­u­larly bizarre. Abomb by to­day’s stan­dards in its1986 de­but, it be­came a cult fa­vorite be­hind the self-aware in­ep­ti­tude of Kurt Rus­sell, but what are the odds that Dwayne “The Rock” John­son can sell its dated stereo­types to the Chi­nese mar­ket? Ac­tors’ opin­ions: Last week, Vince Vaughn in­spired way more chat­ter about his views on gun vi­o­lence than his last three come­dies. While there’s noth­ing wrong with plot­ting a po­ten­tial ca­reer shift to lib­er­tar­ian pun­ditry, you have to won­der what spurred the cu­rios­ity about his thoughts, apart fromhis law­less turn in1998’s “Clay Pi­geons.” Shouldn’t he be star­ring in a joy­less “True De­tec­tive” promo some where?

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