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With summer slouching towards its sweltering end, Hollywood is throwing everything and the kitchen sink into theaters, hoping something will magically turn into blockbuster gold. Unfortunately for them, Peter Travers is back with his trusty Scum Bucket — and he's itching to fight these films back and vanquish the 10 worst movies of August.
First up is The November Man, in which Pierce Brosnan plays a spy nowhere near as cool as James Bond and who's stuck doing the same old boring action movie stuff (like screaming, "Run!"). Next is the latest in the Step Up series, »
“Lucy” was number one at the foreign box office with a bullet.
The revenge flick scored $34 million last weekend from 42 territories, pushing its global total to $216.8 million. The film stars Scarlett Johansson as a woman who is drugged and subsequently turned into a killing machine able to access 100 percent of her brain.
“Lucy” opened in first place in a number of major territories in Asia, the Middle East and Europe, including Israel, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.
This weekend’s domestic box office king, “The Guardians of the Galaxy,” had to settle for runner-up status abroad with $20.7 million from 66 territories. The Marvel film has racked up $489.5 million worldwide, and still has yet to open in Japan and China. It’s not doing “Avengers”-style numbers, but it is outpacing other key franchises in the studio’s stable, proving the viability of the characters both domestically and with foreign audiences. »
- Brent Lang
After close to a decade of waiting, we finally return to Basin City this weekend with the arrival Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s long-awaited sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and to coincide with the release of the film we thought we’d test your knowledge of the characters inhabiting the world of Sin City with the latest Sunday Quiz. If you’re yet to see A Dame to Kill For, you may want to do so first, as it does include a couple of characters from the sequel, but if you have – or you think you’re good to go anyway – then take the quiz below to see if you can name all fifteen characters, and don’t forget to share your results…
Question 1 Dwight Hartigan Marv
Question 2 Nancy Goldie Wendy
Question 3 Kevin Roark Junior Damian Lord
Question 4 Johnny Dwight Wallace
Question 5 Weevil Jackie-Boy That »
- Gary Collinson
A pro-Israel activist organization is circulating a list of at least 190 names of high-profile Hollywood industry figures — studio heads, directors, producers, actors and managers — who have signed a statement criticizing the actions of Hamas. Actors Kelsey Grammer, Sarah Silverman, Minnie Driver, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Seth Rogen, Josh Charles and Tony Goldwyn; showrunners Aaron Sorkin, Diane English, Mayim Bialik, Doug Ellin and Greg Berlanti; directors Ivan Reitman and William Friedkin; producers Avi Arad, Scooter Braun, Jerry Weintraub, Avi Lerner; execs Ryan Kavaunagh, Sherry Lansing and Amy Pascal and mogul Haim Saban are just a few of the names
- THR Staff
The action sequel proved the most buzzed about film on social networks in the UK.
The Expendables 3 has proved the most buzzed about film on social networks after its first week on release in the UK, according to Way to Blue.
The action film, in which Sylvester Stallone leads an ensemble of action stars old and new, generated more than 9,500 comments from Aug 14-20, with 17% of those expressing intent to view.
But it two future releases beat them both.
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
One of the most iconic action characters of the past 35 years is Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley, who has fought various xenomorphs through the course of the Alien quadrilogy. With The Expendables 3 opening in theatres this past weekend, talk had heated up in recent months of an all-female spinoff of the franchise, centred on a similar conceit of reuniting action heroines of yesteryear and present day. With the writers and director set, speculation had turned to the starring roles, with Weaver’s name put forward by many, including producer Sylvester Stallone. However, the Hollywood Reporter has now announced that Weaver has formally passed on the project, leaving the movie without a single confirmed castmember for now.
While this is a setback for the movie, particularly as Stallone himself had expressed interest in Weaver’s involvement, the project is unlikely to die as a result. Weaver’s exit, however, may »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Cinema Assault episode 7 has arrived, and this week, we discuss the weird sexual habits of Hollywood’s top stars. To say it gets a little weird would be an understatement.
Plus, we also talk Robin Williams, Jackie Chan’s next projects, Sylvester Stallone training for another sequel, Jason Statham’s near-death experience, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Bat-fleck, Star Wars rumors and so much more. Also, as a very special treat, Professor James Yost returns with the Deloran Drive-By.
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- Dariel Figueroa
The modern, kick-ass female action star started with one name: Sigourney Weaver. So it was no surprise that Sylvester Stallone recently expressed interest in casting the iconic actress for The Expendabelles, the potential female-centric Expendables spin-off. Now it turns out, Weaver actually did get a formal offer, but passed on the role. Read more about […]
- Germain Lussier
Yesterday we posted an action figure of a character named Lucas Barton from the classic 1989 video game movie The Wizard, the kid who busts out the Nintendo Power Glove. It reminded me of how much that I loved that movie when I was a kid, so I thought I'd put together a list of fun facts that you may or may not already know about the movie. Here you go!
During the final Video Armageddon scene, the last game used was "Super Mario Bros. 3." It was meant to be revealed in the movie before it was released on the Nes. The first time we got to see the game was when the film was first released in theaters.Several Nes games appear in the arcade scenes. In the late eighties and early nineties, Nintendo had an arcade cabinet called Play Choice Ten. These cabinets would allow the gamer to choose »
- Joey Paur
Liam Neeson will be back on the big screen as Bryan Mills in Taken 3 next January, Arnold Schwarzenegger has Terminator: Genisys coming out in Summer 2015, and Sylvester Stallone is training in anticipation of Rambo 5 being his next movie. That is to say, being part of the 60 and Over Club is far from a problem for established action stars nowadays. Heck, Denzel Washington joins that club this December and yet his upcoming vehicle The Equalizer could give the Oscar-winner his first action franchise.
Click to continue reading Pierce Brosnan Thriller ‘November Man’ Has a Sequel in Development
- Sandy Schaefer
The Expendables 3 may have been a box office disappointment, but don't think that's going to slow down Sylvester Stallone. He's been seen as a has-been countless times during his career, only to bounce back bigger than ever. This is a man that willed six separate Rocky movies into existence, and he's currently plugging away at Rambo 5. He doesn't know the meaning of the word "over." We asked our readers to select their favorite Sly movies. Here are the results. »
We've been hearing rumors of an all-female version of The Expendables - nicknamed The Expendabelles - going back to 2012, and while names like Linda Hamilton, Milla Jovovich, and more have come up in wishlists and conversations, there is one actress in particular whom many would call the queen of female action stars. Sigourney Weaver will forever go down in cinema history for playing hero Ellen Ripley in the Alien franchise, and Sylvester Stallone himself has talked about his desire to have her be a part of the larger franchise. Too bad that's not going to happen. Buried in an article about how Sigourney Weaver is joining the A-list cast of the fantasy adaptation A Monster Calls, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the actress has said no to the idea of being a part of Expendabelles. Sadly, the article contains no other information about the situation, simply stating that she »
Don Pendleton’s anti-terrorist operative Mack Bolan may finally be making his way to the big screen, after decades of failed attempts, now that Warner Bros. has acquired rights to the novel series and is developing it as a star vehicle for Bradley Cooper, with that actor’s Hangover helmer Todd Phillips potentially directing.
Shane Salerno, who is co-writing Avatar 4, acquired the rights to the iconic character from Pendleton’s estate. He’s set to pen the script for a Mack Bolan film as well as produce. The project will be Salerno’s next, as soon as he finishes up the Avatar fourquel with James Cameron. Days ago, he said that his goal with Mack Bolan was to create a “relevant, grounded and gritty, real-world, PG-13 action-drama film series,” with that character as the star of an initial trilogy.
Pendleton wrote 38 Mack Bolan books before handing the series over »
- Isaac Feldberg
Everyone from Steve McQueen to Sylvester Stallone, Clint Eastwood and Vin Diesel have been attached to a big screen adaptation of Mack Bolan (a.k.a. The Executioner) over the years, but a movie featuring the character who was introduced by author Don Pendleton in 1969 has never actually happened.
Pendleton wrote 37 novels in the series, while over 600 have since been produced by ghost writers. That gives any filmmaker a lot of material to work with, and it now appears as if it’s finally moving ahead.
Warner Bros. have hired Shane Salerno (Savages, Avatar 4) to pen the screenplay, with The Hangover’s Todd Phillips attached to direct. The project is being lined up for Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) to play the titular character, and the plan is for Salerno’s script to be the first in a trilogy.
Salerno, Phillips, and Cooper are all set to produce this adaptation of Mack Bolan as well. »
- Josh Wilding
Speculation emerged online after the release of the third film, as a scene involving Schwarzenegger and Li sees the pair getting close in a bar.
Asked if Trench (Schwarzenegger) and Yin Yang (Li) are in a relationship, the director told Grantland: "I believe they are."
The Expendables 3 opened in cinemas on August 14 in the UK and August 15 in the Us.
It debuted at number four in the Us box office, with takings of $16.2m in its first weekend.
Crews revealed to Digital Spy that he would love to see a cross-over film with the Fast and Furious cast. »
Pendleton wrote 38 volumes in 11 years before selling the rights to Worldwide Library.
He supervised a group of ghost writers who generated two books per month when the series was at its peak. Publisher Gold Eagle still publishes 12 new books every year.
He will produce Mack Bolan with »
According to Deadline, Warner Brothers has made a preemptive seven-figure deal to acquire the rights to Don Pendleton’s The Executioner novel series, in order to develop a franchise around the character Mack Bolan for Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) to play.
Mack Bolan has been the subject of over 600 novels, beginning in 1969. Pendleton himself only wrote thrity-seven novels featuring the anti-terrorist operative, before selling the rights in 1980 to Gold Eagle, who commissioned ghost writers to continue the series.
Described as “a principled warrior fighting larger-than-life adversaries in the spirit of a tougher American version of James Bond,” Bolan became an expert sniper and earned the nickname The Executioner while in Vietnam as a Green Beret (a detail left out of the contemporary novels, in order to maintain continuity and to keep Bolan from getting too old).
- James Garcia
While promoting the The Expendables 3, Sylvester Stallone has been talking about how he wants to turn The Expendables into an Avengers-like franchise, calling it an on-going project. However, it seems that the movie leaking online just weeks before its official release has had some impact on ticket sales as not only did the third entry have a bad opening weekend, it was beaten by an R-rated comedy movie made for a fraction of its budget.
It could be a case of diminishing returns as it landed in a disappointing fourth in the Us box office and its $16.2 million doesn’t even come close to the original Expendables opening of $34.8 or The Expendables 2‘s $29 million. It should do well globally, but its got a long way to go if it wants to catch up with the other movies in the franchise.
Helped by a Tuesday night opening, R-rated comedy »
- Luke Owen
Okay, so, a lot of you didn't see The Expendables 3 this weekend, and that's a pity. It's not because the movie's good (it isn't), it's not because the heroes of yesterday's movies need your support, and not because Sylvester Stallone is starving. Instead, it's because you missed out on a little history. Did you know there were a couple of gay Expendables? Specifically, a couple of hugely famous gay Expendables? Gay Spoilers Ahead! Speaking to Grantland, director Patrick Hughes confirmed that the two characters seen canoodling at the end of The Expendables 3 are in fact a couple. From the piece, which is actually a fun read: "Late in the film, Schwarzenegger.s Trench and Jet Li.s Yin Yang get cozy at the Expendables. go-to bar. Stallone ribs them: 'Get a room.' But then the two seize the moment, nuzzling each other while laughing it off. Did »
Author Don Pendleton introduced Mack Bolan (aka The Executioner) in 1969. Pendleton wrote 37 Mack Bolan novels, sold the rights in 1980, and ghostwriters have produced over 600 books in the ongoing series. Over the years, many of Hollywood's burliest leading men have angled to play the Vietnam veteran who fights against international terrorism, including Steve McQueen, Sylvester Stallone, Clint Eastwood, and Vin Diesel. But a film adaptation has remained elusive. Writer Shane Salerno (Savages) is scripting a new attempt, and Warner Bros. has just acquired the Mack Bolan movie rights as a star vehicle for Bradley Cooper. Cooper's Hangover director Todd Phillips is on board to helm the adaptation. More after the jump. Salerno told Deadline his goal is to craft a “relevant, grounded and gritty, real-world PG-13 action-drama film series." Salerno's script is intended as the first of a potential trilogy. Salerno, Phillips, and Cooper will also produce. I will be impressed if Warner Bros. »
- Brendan Bettinger
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