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Action icon Scott Adkins is a one-man wrecking machine, taking out numerous enemies in our exclusive clip from Wolf Warrior. There is certainly no shortage of fighting scenes in this action-thriller, as you can see in our clip where Scott Adkins' Tom Cat uses his extensive martial arts skills, even as he's out-numbered. This new film debuts on Blu-ray and DVD September 1 from Well Go USA.
The action-packed war drama Wolf Warrior marks Jacky Wu's second film as a director, following Legendary Assassin. In addition to his directing duties, Jacky Wu (Badges of Fury, Shaolin) also stars as a Chinese Special Forces soldier with extraordinary marksmanship who is expelled from the army and joins a mysterious troupe of insurgents known as the Wolf Warrior. Nan Yu (The Expendables 2, The Taking of Tiger Mountain) plays the formidable female captain of the insurgents, while British martial arts sensation Scott Adkins (Zero Dark Thirty, »
'Mr. Robot' with Rami Malek. USA cable network postpones 'Mr. Robot' season finale following deadly Virginia shootings on live TV The day after a gun-toting 14-year-old male held hostage 29 students and a teacher at West Virginia's Philip Barbour high school, on Aug. 26, '15, journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward of the Roanoke, Virginia, Wdbj-tv station were shot dead on live television. The murderer – who shot himself after being pursued by police – was identified as former Wbdj journalist Bryce Williams (aka Vester L. Flanagan II). As a result of the double murder on live TV – which, although the circumstances were different, brings to mind Sidney Lumet and Paddy Chayefsky's Network – the USA cable network has decided to postpone the showing of this season's final episode of the series Mr. Robot. According to a statement issued by USA, a similar incident takes place in the show. The statement reads in part: »
- Anna Robinson
West. Kilmer. Keaton. Clooney. Bale. Affleck. Brosnan? Speaking in an interview with Details, former 007 Pierce Brosnan revealed that he was once offered the chance to play The Caped Crusader for Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman film.
At the time, Pierce Brosnan was one of a number of stars in line for the coveted part, rubbing shoulders with Mel Gibson – fresh off the Mad Max trilogy – Tom Selleck, Charlie Sheen, Kevin Costner and Bill Murray. Ultimately, though, it was a role that never really caught the actor’s attention, and here he reveals exactly why he passed up the chance.
“It was the beginning of these huge movies, and I just thought, Batman? Batman held such an indelible place in my own childhood, but I said something flippant to Tim Burton like, ‘Any guy who wears his underpants outside his trousers cannot be taken seriously.’ So, yeah.”
Low and behold, it was »
- Michael Briers
Last year, Pierce Brosnan revealed that he’d turned down the opportunity to play Batman in Tim Burton’s 1989 reinvention of The Dark Knight, and now the former 007 has spoken about his decision in an interview with Details.
“It was the beginning of these huge movies, and I just thought, Batman?” states Brosnan. “Batman held such an indelible place in my own childhood, but I said something flippant to Tim Burton, like, ‘Any guy who wears his underpants outside his trousers cannot be taken seriously.’ So yeah.”
Brosnan was one of a number of actors considered for Batman, with the likes of Mel Gibson, Tom Selleck, Charlie Sheen, Kevin Costner and Bill Murray all in the frame at one point or another. The role of course went on to be filled by Michael Keaton, who also reprised the role for 1992’s Batman Returns before hanging up the cape and cowl. »
- Gary Collinson
Ever since the surprise success of 2009’s “Taken,” other actors of Liam Neeson’s stature have taken their stabs at action movie heroics: Kevin Costner, John Travolta and Sean Penn, to name a few. In a couple of weeks, Owen Wilson will get his shot at B-movie glory with “No Escape,” alongside Lake Bell and Pierce Brosnan. A pair of new clips and posters, as well as another trailer, have been released ahead of its Labor Day weekend premiere. The film stars Wilson as an American patriarch who moves his family to Southeast Asia, only to end up in the middle of a violent coup. First up, from Collider, is a short clip showing that even though it’s been thirteen years since his last outing as James Bond, Brosnan still has his action movie chops as he tries buy some time for Wilson and Bell to flee with children in tow. »
- Cain Rodriguez
Ah, the ’90s. There was a time filled with truly beloved blockbusters. James Cameron gave us Terminator 2, Steven Spielberg offered up Jurassic Park, Kevin Reynolds delivered Waterworld… Hold on – Waterworld wasn’t beloved. It was an infamous flop, the film that initiated star Kevin Costner’s rapid decline. Yet “beloved” is exactly how Costner described the film to Jeff Wells of Hollywood Elsewhere. Despite the film’s horrible reputation and its negative affect on the actor’s career, Costner defended the film ardently:
“I’m not sure you know how hard people work [on films]. I’m not sure you know how beloved the movie is around the world…”
Waterworld’s box-office total of $264 million doesn’t immediately scream failure, but when you consider the film’s vast $175 million budget (huge today, absolutely unfathomable in 1995) it was a disaster. The film was rife with production problems (apparently director Kevin Reynolds was »
- Daniel Kelly
Kevin Costner has spoken out in defense of “Waterworld” after a film critic reached out to apologize for trashing the movie upon its 1995 release. “I know that people might think of ‘Waterworld’ as a low point for me. It wasn’t. It could have had a better, more obvious outcome,” Costner told Jeff Wells of Hollywood Elsewhere. “The thing I know is that I never had to stand taller for a movie when most were going the other way. The movie with all its imperfections was a joy for me… a joy to look back upon and to have participated in. »
- Joe Otterson
With its 20-year anniversary this year, Kevin Costner has been speaking about Waterworld, the big-budget summer blockbuster from 1995 which is generally considered one of the biggest fiascos to come out of Hollywood over the last few decades. However, Costner himself believes the film has a much more positive legacy.
Speaking to Hollywood-Elsewhere, Costner spoke about his experience on Waterworld, and shared his feelings on how he thinks the the film holds up today:
“I’m not sure you know how hard people work [on films]. I’m not sure you know how beloved the movie is around the world. Being hard [on a film] is really easy if you don’t know the underbelly of what [went into it]. When you do know the forensics of a movie — the participation and decisions of others that one has to stand in front of — you can’t help but see it differently…I know that people might think of Waterworld »
- Scott J. Davis
Star of the 1995 box office disaster claims that it is a favourite among fans and was a ‘joy’ to work on
Related: Kevin Costner: five best moments
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- Benjamin Lee
Twenty years on from release, the film's star and director Kevin Costner spoke with Hollywood Elsewhere about the bad reaction the film received all those years ago and how sentiments towards the film have since changed:
"I'm not sure you know how beloved the movie is around the world. Being hard [on a film] is really easy if you don't know the underbelly of what [went into it]. When you do know the forensics of a movie - the participation and decisions of others that one has to stand in front of - you can't help but see it differently.
I know that people might think of Waterworld as a low point for me. It wasn't. It could have had a better, more obvious outcome. The thing »
- Garth Franklin
1995.s Kevin Costner vehicle Waterworld is widely regarded as one of the biggest cinematic belly flops of all time. (Cards on the table, I loved Waterworld in 1995, and I love Waterworld now.) Costner, however, doesn.t look at the film as a failure, and doesn.t think it was a flop at all. The film just turned 20 at the end of last month (it was released on July 28, 1995), and there have been some people looking back on it to mark the occasion. Jeff Wells at Hollywood Elsewhere is one who revisited Waterworld after a long time. He decided maybe he gave it a bum rap the first time around and reached out to Costner for his take. The actor responded with: I know that people might think of Waterworld as a low point for me. It wasn.t. It could have had a better, more obvious outcome. The thing I »
After watching one would-be blockbuster taken down by a parade of bad buzz, you may be tempted to think back 20 years to Waterworld, Kevin Costner's dystopian aquatic epic that floundered amid reports of a disastrous shoot. Blogger Jeffrey Wells — a former EW reporter who covered the movie — was, and to atone for his small part in sinking the film, he texted Costner to apologize, saying that the finished product was better than the headlines made it out to be. No need for pity, replied Costner: "I’m not sure you know how beloved the movie is around the world." (That's the world that's only 71 percent water, not the one that's 100 percent water.) He continued: "I know that people might think of Waterworld as a low point for me. It wasn’t. It could have had a better, more obvious outcome. The thing I know is that I never had »
- Nate Jones
It has been twenty years since "Waterworld" cruised into cinemas and shipwrecked as one of the most notoriously expensive failures at the time, but the anniversary of the movie has caused some folks to take a look back. Yahoo recently ran How Costner's Apocalyptic Adventure Became One Of The Biggest-Budgeted Fiascos Of All Time, while Newsweek put together an oral history of the movie featuring many of the key players (except Kevin Costner). And in the latter piece, director Kevin Reynolds reveals that he felt that reports of the troubled production led to critics to being eager to pounce on the blood in the water. "The press wanted it to bomb. The head of Universal, Bill Washington, thought the bad publicity cost us at least $50 mill in the box office ... The reviews were painful. People didn’t like it. I remember publicists saying that people walked out of a press screening. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
“There is simply too much television,” opined John Landgraf, CEO of cable network FX, last week, prompting applause and derision in approximately equal measure. For the purposes of this humble column, he’s right: several much-discussed recent series make their DVD debuts tomorrow, and while I’d like to weigh in on Wayward Pines or Humans, the 24-hour day has other ideas. I can, however, join the chorus of approval for The Knick (Warner, 15), which admittedly jumped ahead in my small-screen queue owing to some big-screen bias on my part: Steven Soderbergh retains must-see status in any medium for this dedicated follower.
Because of his supposed retirement from feature film-making, this 10-episode medical drama is the most Soderberghian viewing experience we’re going to get. Set in New »
- Guy Lodge
Brian De Palma, the Us director of Scarface, Carrie and Carlito’s Way, is to receive the Venice International Film Festival’s Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2015 Award, dedicated to those who have made significantly original contributions to contemporary cinema.
The award will be given to De Palma on Sept 9 in the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema) and will be followed by the world premiere of documentary De Palma, directed by Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow. The film is billed as an intimate conversation between filmmakers, chronicling De Palma’s 55-year career, his life, and his filmmaking process.
De Palma has previously presented seven films at Venice, the first being crime thriller Blood Sisters in 1975.
In 1981, De Palma screened Blow Out in the section Mezzogiorno/Mezzanotte; in 1987, The Untouchables, out-of-competition; in 1992, Raising Cain, the closing film in competition; in 2006, The Black Dahlia, the opening »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
To mark the release of My Darling Clementine on 17th August, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray. Wyatt Earp has long fascinated filmmakers. Actors from Burt Lancaster and James Stewart to Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner have played the legendary gunfighter, but no portrayal is more definitive that Henry Fonda’s in
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'Fantastic Four' 2015 with Miles Teller, Kate Mara, The Thing (Jamie Bell) and Michael B. Jordan. 'Fantastic Four' 2015 box office: A costly domestic flop in the making? Fantastic Four 2015, a 20th Century Fox release “in association with Marvel Entertainment,” is about to become the biggest big-budget superhero(es) dud at the domestic office since at least The Green Hornet (not to be confused with the equally underwhelming Green Lantern) four years ago. Directed by Josh Trank, who dissed the film's final edit on Twitter (see more details below), Fantastic Four stars Kate Mara (Sue Storm / The Invisible Woman), Miles Teller (Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic), Michael B. Jordan (Johnny Storm / The Human Torch), and Jamie Bell (Ben Grimm / The Thing). A while back, Fantastic Four became the subject of ardent arguments because of Michael B. Jordan's ethnicity: unlike the Fruitvale Station actor, the comic books' Johnny Storm is white. »
- Zac Gille
Sometimes when I’m bored at work, I dream up ideas that could potentially be turned into videogames. These thoughts mostly focus on specific properties or things around the office, but one idea has frequently stuck with me. Perhaps inspired by the Kevin Costner vehicle Waterworld, a world engulfed by water has always felt like a unique idea that could translate well to the medium of gaming. Imagine my delight then, when Submerged surfaced on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC. Uppercut Games’ latest effort appeared to be a direct answer to my wishes. Let it now be said, though, perhaps some wishes are better left unfulfilled.
Set in a world ravaged by flooding, Submerged places gamers into the shoes of Miku. A young, but hardened girl, Miku drifts towards a deserted area with her brother. While she is in relatively good health, despite the world being in ruin, »
- Eric Hall
The Michael Fassbender-Marion Cotillard led "Macbeth" is set to stream exclusively on Amazon soon after its December theatrical release. The Weinstein Company has not set the exact release date on Amazon for the film though.
New Line has closed a deal to acquire Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis' script pitch "The Children" which will be fast tracked to go into production early next year. The story follows a social worker investigating the mysterious disappearance of two children discovers her own family might also be in jeopardy. [Source: Deadline]
Lionsgate has pushed back its London-set action thriller "Criminal" from January 22nd to April 15th next year. Gary Oldman, Kevin Costner, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds star in the film in which a dead CIA operative's memories, »
- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: Two action thrillers. Both set in London. Both from Millennium Films. On the same release date. Until now. Lionsgate just moved Criminal, starring Gary Oldman, Kevin Costner and Ryan Reynolds, off the same release date that London Has Fallen occupied after Gramercy and Focus staked out the same weekend a couple of months ago in a bit of schedule swap of its own. The Olympus Has Fallen follow-up, which returns stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhardt and Morgan… »
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