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Weekend Movies

Aired August 22, 2003 - 19:51   ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

DARYN KAGAN, CNN ANCHOR: If you've ever wanted to see Jackie Chan go up against Ashton Kutcher, well, this is your weekend. Unfortunately, however, they're only fighting it out at the box office. Shucks. They are not the only ones either.
Jamie Bernard of "He New York Daily News" is with us to give us a preview of that.

It's called "Medallion." Welcome, by the way.

JAMIE BERNARD, "NEW YORK DAILY NEWS": Thank you.

KAGAN: Called "Medallion." As I understand, the most expensive movie ever made in Hong Kong.

BERNARD: That's what I hear, is the $34 million. But it was not well spent...

KAGAN: No!

BERNARD: I'm sorry to say.

And first, I want to say I love Jackie Chan.

KAGAN: OK.

BERNARD: He's so funny, and he's cute and adorable. But, you know, I think he's 40. Is he? Or no, he's 50.

KAGAN: He's got to be older than 40.

BERNARD: I think he's 50. No -- is that?

KAGAN: His time has passed is what I think you're saying.

BERNARD: Well, the things, his joints are a little creeky now and so he's not doing the really exotic stunts he used to do and it's pretty clear in the movie. They cut away really fast and stuff. So he does a few things but it's not up to his former self.

KAGAN: Go it.

Let's move on to one that is coming off the shelf. It's called "My Boss's Daughter." It has Ashton Kutcher, who is one of the hottest guys right now because he's dating Demi Moore. Let's look at a little clip and then we'll talk about it.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

(MUSIC)

TARA REID, ACTRESS: Tom!

ASHTON KUTCHER, ACTOR: Lisa. I had something in my pants.

REID: Obviously.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

KAGAN: Oh, I am just splitting my sides on that one. Tara Reid, I guess, would be the said boss' daughter?

BERNARD: Yes, that's the boss' daughter.

KAGAN: Who knew this movie even existed?

BERNARD: Well, this movie was made a while ago and has been sitting on the shelf. And there are several ways to know that a movie is probably bad. It sits on a shelf, doesn't come out for a while. They don't let critics see it in advance. And this is what happened. It opened today without critic screenings. And end of August.

KAGAN: Three for three.

BERNARD: Yes.

KAGAN: All three signs we can move on. That we do.

Let's move on to "Thirteen." This is a movie about being 13 and growing up in Southern California. Something I did, and yet I don't think I lived through many of the things that I've heard about in this movie. Don't look at me that way, Jamie, because I didn't do anything.

BERNARD: It's a really great movie. It won directing prize, I think, at Sundance. It's a wonderful movie. Holly Hunter plays the mother and her daughter, Evan Rachel Wood. Fabulous performances. And it's about a good girl who suddenly goes bad because she makes friends with this girl who, you know, gets her into drugs and sex and all. And it's very realistic. And the script was co-written by a 13- year-old girl.

KAGAN: Incredible. And she's now 15 and appears in the movie?

BERNARD: Yes. She's the co-star. She is very good.

KAGAN: So there is something to see at the movies this weekend, probably not one you want to take your 13-year-old daughter to and put ideas in her head though.

BERNARD: I think it's good for mother/daughter relations as long as the daughter is old enough to handle an R rated movie.

KAGAN: And a mother's taken maybe a valium before she goes.

BERNARD: Yes.

KAGAN: Jamie Bernard, "New York Daily News," thank you for that. Appreciate that.

BERNARD: Thank you.

KAGAN: Have fun at the movies.

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