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When you're in the mood for an action movie, Netflix has plenty to stream. Great, except that so many of their action titles are no-name, forgettable schlock. So we've done some of the heavy lifting by highlighting the best of the best currently available in the genre. Who do you want to see duke it out? Take your pick, from gangsters to gladiators, robots to ninjas, schoolkids to superheroes.
Cue that suiting-up pre-battle montage and start streaming, because here are some of the best action movies Netflix has to offer. (Availability subject to change.)
1. "13 Assassins" (2010) R
2. "48 Hrs."(1982) R
3. "Assault on Precinct 13" (1976) R
- Sharon Knolle
An official press announcement has not been released yet, but according to Yaya Alafia's Instagram account, it looks like Alafia has joined the cast of the action drama "The Good Guys," written and directed by Shane Black ("Iron Man 3") and produced by Joel Silver. Alafia posted the following set picture with the caption "Keeping busy. Giving thanks and praise <3 #setlife," and which includes her very own chair, joined by those of Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, who star in the Los Angeles-set film during the 1970's. In "The Good Guys", Gosling plays a detective who is hired by a gangster (Crowe) to search for a missing girl. Conflict arises »
- Vanessa Martinez
Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Jonah Hill, Keira Knightley and Kristen Stewart to appear on the Hollywood Film Awards November 14th on CBS. Special Musical Performance by Janelle Monáe The 2014 Awards Show will be Hosted by Queen Latifah and Broadcast Live from the Hollywood Palladium The Hollywood Film Awards today announced additional stars scheduled to appear at the inaugural broadcast of The Hollywood Film Awards live from the Hollywood Palladium, Friday, November 14, 2014 (8:00-10:00 Pm, live Et/delayed Pt) on the CBS Television Network. Host Queen Latifah will welcome Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Jonah Hill, Keira Knightley and Kristen Stewart. Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Janelle Monáe will also take to the stage for a special musical performance. They join previously announced guests Gerard Butler, Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, Jack O’Connell, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Jean-Marc Vallée, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley. »
Gerard Butler, Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, Jack O’Connell, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Jean- Marc Vallée, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley to appear on the Hollywood Film Awards, November 14, 2014 on CBS The Hollywood Film Awards today announced the first group of A-list stars scheduled to appear at the live inaugural broadcast of the Hollywood Film Awards, hosted by Queen Latifah, from the Hollywood Palladium Friday, November 14, 2014 (8:00-10:00 Pm, live Et/delayed Pt) on the CBS Television Network. Scheduled to appear are Gerard Butler, Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, Jack O¹Connell, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Jean-Marc Vallée, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley. The Hollywood Film Awards, the official launch of the awards season, has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 17 years, honoring some of the world¹s biggest stars. Additional stars attending will be announced soon. Over its 17 year history, the »
Gosling goes back to work.
Ryan Gosling is back, and looking better than ever.
In his first appearance since welcoming daughter Esmerelda Amada with girlfriend Eva Mendes on Sept. 12, the 33-year-old actor was spotted on the Atlanta set of his film The Nice Guys. And that's quite the killer 'stache. He even manages to make his '70s outfit -- blue pants, a printed button-up shirt and a brown tie -- look hot.
Photos: Stars on Set -- Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Adorable With a Baby
Also co-starring Matt Bomer, Russell Crowe and Kim Basinger, The Nice Guys revolves around a private eye (Gosling) who investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy.
The film isn't out until June 17, 2016.
"They shot during the day and at night," a source tells E! News about the new dad's first day on set. "Ryan was in good spirits, but seemed »
No story details have been confirmed, and it isn't known if the series is set up at a network at this time, but Bleeding Cool suggests that this series might be using the same formula as Fox and DC Comics' Gotham, which is set years before a young Bruce Wayne ever becomes Batman. It's possible that this Krypton show could include the "House of El," the villain Brainiac, an "end-of-the-world cult" and several dragons, but nothing has been confirmed at this time.
After spending 12 years with the Hopscotch group since its inception, Okine told If this morning, .It.s time to move on. I am incredibly fortunate to have been a part of the company. I learned so much and made so many good friends. I am sad and I am going to miss it but I am excited about what.s next."
Lucy Hill continues as eOne acquisitions manager and a new head of development for Hopscotch Features will be hired.
.Rachel was the first person we ever employed at Hopscotch, so over the »
- Don Groves
Apparently, part of Ryan Gosling's daddy duties is to grow some manly facial hair. The new parent made his post-baby debut today when he returned to work on his film The Nice Guys in Atlanta, and we couldn't help but notice that 'stache on his face! Perhaps being a father has given him less time to groom his face? Or maybe his character in the movie calls for some upper lip fur? Or! Maybe Gosling is getting a head start on Movember?! Either way, it's Ryan Gosling and he looks perfect. The Shane Black-helmed flick is set in 1970s Los Angeles and follows a private eye (Gosling) and a muscle-for-hire (Russell Crowe) who must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the »
Hey, dad. Ryan Gosling stepped out in Atlanta, Ga on Friday, Oct 24 -- the first time he's been seen since becoming a father. The Oscar-nominated star, 33, returned to work in Atlanta to begin filming his upcoming movie The Nice Guys. He sports a mustache for the role of a private eye in the film, which also stars Russell Crowe, Matt Bomer, and Kim Basinger. This is Gosling's first project since his longtime girlfriend Eva Mendes gave birth to the couple's first child on Sept. 12. Though the [...] »
Back in 1997, Russell Crowe and Kim Basinger starred in the fantastic noir thriller L.A. Confidential, and now the same genre will bring them together again 17 years later. THR has word that Basinger (Batman, 8 Mile) has joined the cast of The Nice Guys, the next film from Iron Man 3 and Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang director Shane Black. The film stars Crowe teamed up with Ryan Gosling and follows a private eye (Gosling) and a hired leg breaker (Crowe) who must solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. And just because Basinger has aged doesn't mean she's not getting saucy this time. Read on! The trade reports she will be playing a chief justice who is in bed with the criminals. It remains to be seen if by "in bed" they only mean working with, but we'll have to wait until »
- Ethan Anderton
Shane Black's 1970s noir film centres around Los Angeles private eye (Gosling) and his hired muscle (Crowe).
They become involved in the seemingly unrelated cases of a missing girl and a dead porn star.
Basinger will play a morally dubious chief justice.
Basinger won an Oscar for her role in 1997's La Confidential.
The Nice Guys will be released on June 17, 2016. »
The story centers on a private detective (Ryan Gosling) who teams up with an ex-boxer turned hired muscle (Russell Crowe) to find a young girl who has gone missing in 1970s Los Angeles, and to solve the murder of a porn star, as they discover the two cases may be related. Kim Basinger is playing the chief justice who has mysterious interests at play. We reported yesterday that Beau Knapp and Keith David are playing the villains, with White Collar and Magic Mike star Matthew Bomer also joining the cast in an unspecified role.
Shane Black (Iron Man 3) is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Anthony Bagarozzi. Joel Silver and Ken Kao are producing, with Hal Sadoff and Michael Malone serving as executive producers. It »
• Natalie Dormer is set to star in Lava Bear Films and Phantom Four's The Forest, Entertainment Weekly has confirmed. Jason Zada is directing from a script rewritten by Sarah Cornwell and Nick Antosca that was based on an original idea by David S. Goyer. Set in the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mt. Fuji, the supernatural thriller tells the story of a young American woman who goes in pursuit of her missing twin sister. When she wanders off the path, she is met by the undead. Lava Bear is producing along with Goyer under his Phantom Four banner. »
- C. Molly Smith
An L.A. Confidential reunion of sorts is in the works. THR reports that Kim Basinger is set to join the cast of director Shane Black’s 1970s noir film The Nice Guys, reuniting her with her L.A. Confidential co-star Russell Crowe, who plays a hired leg breaker that teams up with a private eye (Ryan Gosling) in order to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. Basinger will play the chief justice in the film, a character who is in bed with criminals. The film returns Black to noir territory after co-writing and directing one of the best Marvel films yet, Iron Man 3. The cast is filling out quite nicely, with Matt Bomer, Cara Delevingne, Keith David, and Beau Knapp all onboard. The film is slated for release on June 17, 2016. Hit the jump for casting news concerning Patrick Stewart »
- Adam Chitwood
There's something of a minor "L.A. Confidential" reunion going on with the detective thriller "The Nice Guys" as Kim Basinger is set to reunite on screen with Russell Crowe in the Shane Black-directed feature.
Ryan Gosling plays a 1970s L.A. private detective who teams with an enforcer-for-hire (Crowe) to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. They soon discover a massive conspiracy reaching up to the highest levels of the city's power brokers.
Also joining the cast recently are Keith David and Beau Knapp as villains. Knapp plays an accident prone, gold chain-wearing motormouth hitman, David is his older partner. Matt Bomer also stars in the film which »
- Garth Franklin
Co-written and directed by Shane Black and set in 1970’s Los Angeles, the movie has acquired a tasty cast line-up that continues to sizzle with each new announcement. So far, we know that Ryan Gosling is on board to play Holland March, a socially-inept L.A. private detective who befriends Russell Crowe’s musclebound goon. Why do they hook up? Does it matter? After all, this is Shane Black, who could make a fast-paced, dialogue-rich movie out of a discarded shopping list. But alright, for those who want to know, the pair join forces to solve the mystery of a missing girl and the death of a porn star.
Basinger’s appearance will of course »
- Gem Seddon
Kim Basinger will reunite with her L.A. Confidential co-star Russell Crowe for another period noir thriller: Warner Bros.' The Nice Guys. Ryan Gosling and Crowe are starring in the Shane Black-helmed movie. The story, set in 1970s Los Angeles, follows a private eye (Gosling) and a hired leg breaker (Crowe) who must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. Basinger will play a chief justice with dubious interests. Black and Anthony Bagarozzi wrote the screenplay for the Warner Bros. project, which is slated for
- Borys Kit, Rebecca Ford
La Confidential reunion klaxon! All right, so it’s just Kim Basinger and Russell Crowe from the crime classic that will share the screen once again, but it is for another period piece set in a dangerous time for the City of Angels. The actress has joined the cast of Shane Black’s new thriller, The Nice Guys.Black co-wrote the script with Anthony Bagarozzi, and the story is set in the 1970s. Ryan Gosling will be wayward, troubled private eye Holland March, who crosses paths with hired muscle Jackson Healy (Crowe). These unlikely allies must prowl the mean streets of Los Angeles to solve the case of a missing girl, which soon develops links to the death of a porn star. As they unravel the cases, they discover a massive conspiracy with tentacles in the highest levels of power.Margaret Qualley, who was recently seen in HBO drama The Leftovers, »
Some casting news you can use... - First, across the pond, Lenny Henry has booked a starring role in the third season of the BBC One drama "The Syndicate," which explores how winning the lottery transforms the lives of ordinary people. The new season is set to debut in 2015. Lenny Henry will play Godfrey, a gardener at a manor who picks the winning numbers to the jackpot. - Second, Keith David has joined the cast of "The Nice Guys," the thriller starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, directed by Shane Black. Set in 1970s Los Angeles, the film follows a private eye (Gosling) and a hired brute (Crowe) who »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe headline this 1970s detective thriller set in Los Angeles. Gosling stars as a P.I. who must work with Crowe's hired leg-breaker to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star.
Beau Knapp is playing a motormouth hit man who evokes the gold-chain wearing styles of the day. He is also prone to accidents. Keith David will play his aging partner in crime. Matthew Bomer, of Magic Mike fame, joined the cast earlier in the month.
The Nice Guys comes to theaters June 17th, »
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