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Matt Damon... we just don't know what to say except: long hair, don't care!
The 44-year-old actor stepped out in Beijing on Thursday with a new long and luxurious man-mane!
No word on why Matt has this ponytail (probably for a upcoming role) or where he got it... Matt, is that a weave?
His new look spawned a slew of comparisons online including "Jean-Claude Van Damme in 1993," "The art teacher that convinced you to follow your dreams and pursue that Bfa in photography" and "The Property Brother the rest of the Property Family doesn't talk ...
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Read More: 5 Must-See Asian Films From the New York Asian Film Festival In 1987, up-and-coming Hong Kong filmmaker Ringo Lam directed a squalid crime film rife with violence and nebulous morality. "City on Fire," which is screening as part of the New York Asian Film Festival's special tribute to Lam, stars Chow Yun-fat and Danny Lee as an undercover cop and murderous thief who get chummy during the planning, execution, and fallout of a botched heist during which Chow kills an innocent person. In the end, Chow tells Lee the truth, and Lee shoots Chow in the head. (Moral of the story: don't be honest.) Two years later, John Woo released "The Killer," a milestone of Hong Kong cinema that reinvented action movies and introduced the world to a new way of rendering violence — with almost loving intimacy, without dulling the impact. Woo became an international sensation, Lam helmed a Jean-Claude Van Damme film that bombed, »
- Greg Cwik
I was wrong on a few fronts when I reviewed Netflix's "Sense8" after only three episodes. I suggested it would be a series that people would want to watch all at once, or not at all, when in fact I strung my viewing out over three weeks, only feeling a need to immediately jump to the next episode when I was nearing the season's end. And I thought the show's mythology would have to feel much less like gibberish for the full season to feel satisfying, when I ultimately enjoyed it even though I still couldn't tell you — nor did I really care — how these connections work. (Some minor spoilers follow, but if you're still just wondering if you should bother with "Sense8" at all, most of it should be safe to read, and I'll put in a warning before we get into more details.) These days, I hear more »
- Alan Sepinwall
As far as canine hero stories go, “Max” is a strangely mixed breed. A hodgepodge of corny coming-of-ager, inspirational boy-and-his-pup pablum, modern-day military tale and surprisingly violent PG-rated action thriller, it’s an all-around odd choice to release up against the big dogs of summer. Even if Warner Bros. hopes some of that “American Sniper” B.O. magic rubs off on a film ostensibly about a pooch overcoming Ptsd (“American Sniffer”?), woe be to the family-targeted movie competing with the likes of “Inside Out” and “Jurassic World.” Expect a bigger bite in ancillary.
Given the appeal of the Belgian Malinois (or, technically, six Belgian Malinois) playing the titular character, it’s almost a shame the film has to rely on generic bipeds to drive the action. That begins with Texan teen Justin Wincott (Josh Wiggins), who becomes Max’s de facto master after his older brother Kyle (Robbie Amell) is killed on an Afghanistan battlefield. »
- Geoff Berkshire
We look at the films that slipped through Hollywood's net, from biblical epics to a time travelling Gladiator sequel...
This article contains a spoiler for Gladiator.
If you're one of those frustrated over the quality of many of the blockbusters that make it to the inside of a multiplex, then ponder the following. For each of these were supposed to be major projects, that for one reason or another, stalled on their way to the big screen. Some still may make it. But for many others, the journey is over. Here are the big blockbusters that never were...
The late Michael Crichton scored another residential on the bestseller list with his impressive thriller, Airframe. It was published in 1996, just after films of Crichton works such as Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure and the immortal Congo had proven to be hits of various sizes.
So: a hit book, another techno thriller, »
We take a look at the Wachowski's latest outing, the Netflix sci-fi drama Sense8. Spoilers lie ahead...
This is a spoiler-y review.
A collaboration between the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski sounded almost too good to be true, but Netflix delivered last Friday with the release of the entire first season of Sense8. If Daredevil gave genre fans an incentive to subscribe to Netflix, Sense8 gave them a reason to stick around.
The first season of Sense8 may not pack the same entertainment power as Daredevil, but Sense8’s long drawn – some might even say overdrawn – character-driven moments and slowly unfolding plot make the series almost as worthy of binge watching.
The premise of the series sounds like rehash of material that has already been seen countless times in genre fiction over the past three decades. Who has any interest left for yet another psychic powers story? Yet, from its first moment, »
Title: Pound of Flesh eOne Entertainment Director: Ernie Barbarism Writer: Joshua James Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, John Ralston, Charlotte Peters, Aki Aleong Running time: 104 minutes, Rated R (Violence, Language, Sexuality) In Theaters And Available On VOD And iTunes: May 15, 2015 Jean-Claude Van Damme plays Deacon. A former French special ops in retirement whom travels to the Phillipines to give one of his kidneys to his dying 12 year old niece. He stops a guy from beating a girl in front of a club, and as a reward, she offers to buy him a drink – not something you should be doing the day before you give a kidney. [ Read More ]
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"Sense8" is a show that could only exist on Netflix (or another streaming service like it), because no human would have the patience to watch it weekly. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. Among its originals, Netflix has some great shows ("Orange Is the New Black" and "BoJack Horseman," to name two) and some lesser ones, but good or bad, the Netflix series only occasionally seem made with the Netflix distribution model in mind. Though they have serialized elements, most of them are structured in the exact same way as their counterparts that air in a traditional pattern on cable or broadcast TV. (Ditto most of Amazon's originals.) Previous attempts to design shows explicitly for the streaming/binge world — like Mitch Hurwitz's aborted plan to make "Arrested Development" season 4 viewable in any order — haven't worked out, and I'm still waiting for someone to find a way to explicitly »
- Alan Sepinwall
He's 54-years-old ... but Jean-Claude Van Damme is still in Ridiculous shape -- and now, he's telling TMZ Sports the Right Way to get shredded in the gym. Jcvd was leaving Gold's Gym in L.A. when he gave his best tips on how to get a body like his -- right down to the number of reps you should be doing on a specific exercise. There's more ... Van Damme also sounds off on weed, diet and the importance of form. »
- TMZ Staff
Jean-Claude Van Damme loses a kidney to organ traffickers but (naturally) exacts considerable revenge in the neatly titled “Pound of Flesh.” This Canadian-produced, Manila-set, largely China-shot actioner is conceptually pedestrian but decently handled in all departments. Plus of course it’s always fun to see the Muscles From Brussels back in the arse-whupping saddle, sinewy and limber as ever if looking rather gaunt here. It launched Stateside at theaters, on VOD and iTunes May 15; theatrically, star’s might may have dimmed in the U.S., but the pic should do decent biz internationally and in home formats.
Deacon (Van Damme), a mercenary of sorts specializing in “kidnap and rescue” missions, has just arrived in Manila when he spies a damsel in distress on the street. A few well-placed kicks later, her assailant skedaddles, and the attractive young Brit, Ana (Charlotte Peters), treats her savior to some drinks — and a one-night stand. »
- Dennis Harvey
Jean-Claude Van Damme's wife has had a change of heart, according to him, because he's no longer headed for divorce court. The awesome actor is all over the place in our video, explaining the reason for the reconciliation. First he suggests it's for the benefit of their kids, but then waxes poetic about his love for wife Gladys, who filed divorce docs back in March ... pulling the plug on their 15-year marriage. The Muscles »
- TMZ Staff
Welcome to the latest installment of Trailer Park, our (semi) regular look at the latest trailers to hit the interwebs. This weeks line-up features a bevy of the latest movie trailers including some of the most anticipated Summer blockbusters and more, including: Crimson Peak, The Intern, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Pixels, The Gallows, Point Break, Pound of Flesh, and Minions.
In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.
In “The Intern,” De Niro stars as Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, »
- Phil Wheat
Look: It's international pop star and onetime Aussie soap goddess Kylie Minogue's 47th birthday. She is a flawless thing who wears catsuits and couture better than anyone else in our hemisphere. Do you understand that? Do you appreciate that? Please start. Let's celebrate her birthday with a collection of her seven most flawless moments. Put on your favorite "Locomotion" remix and get into these videos. 1. Her superspy intrigue in the "Timebomb" video 2. Her gold shorts in the "Spinning Around" video 3. She toasted Madonna with her take on the "Vogue" rap 4. That time she took a bizarre role in the bizarre movie "Holy Motors" 5. That time she tolerated Jean Claude Van Damme's weird speech in "Street Fighter." Go Cammy! 6. She literally stopped traffic in "Red-Blooded Woman" 7. How she strutted through Michel Gondry's perfect "Come Into My World" video Happy birthday to the saucy Aussie herself. Here's to another 47+ years of flirty poppy glamor. »
- Louis Virtel
While the attention of most Cannes journalists was fixed on George Miller’s adrenaline-rush “Mad Max: Fury Road,” or trying to make sense of the fight sequences in Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s “The Assassin” (where rivals dance around a bit, bow and then walk off into the woods), a select group of people were having their minds blown by “Kung Fury,” a 30-minute homage to all things ’80s — from Chuck Norris to Cannon films, “Street Fighter” graphics to its synthesizer pop score. After premiering last Friday in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, the short hits YouTube this Thursday, and the world will never be the same. Here’s 10 reasons why:
1. It Takes a Foreigner to Truly Appreciate the Insanity of American ’80s Entertainment
Writer-director David Sandberg was born in Sweden. “My family didn’t have cable when I grew up, so I missed out on a lot on the great television shows from the ’80s, »
- Peter Debruge
It looks like Belgian movie legend Jean-Claude Van Damme is back on the scene (in China, specifically). He’s lending his extremely flexible physique to what appears to be a quirky and fun superhero action-packed comedy entitled Jian Bing Man, which delightfully translates to “Pancake Man.” Van Damme is only playing a supporting role in the film, but fans will surely be intrigued by his footage in the trailer (he’s clad in a white suit fighting a man in a cape and spandex, I dare you not to be intrigued). While the trailer only displays Van Damme in one scene, some behind the scenes footage shows Van Damme appearing to have a grand old time.
The film is directed by and stars Da Peng, who plays a street vendor that mysteriously obtains super powers (plot details are not in high volume, but it obviously has something to do with »
Part and parcel of The Expendables‘ appeal is the series’ star-studded cast of has-beens, with everyone from Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren and band leader Sylvester Stallone dusting off their action gear for another stint in the limelight. And despite the third installment being met with middling reviews not to mention a franchise low $40 million at the domestic box office, The Expendables 4 is all but a given thanks to the series’ appeal overseas.
Without a production start date to call its own, there’s still a lot of negotiations before filming begins in earnest, but someone who wants in on the bombastic action is WWE superstar Hulk Hogan, which could potentially pave the way for an unofficial Rocky III reunion.
Speaking to Movieweb, the fan favorite personality – real name Terry Gene Bollea – revealed that he has had talks with Stallone about a potential role in the unannounced sequel, where he »
- Michael Briers
The muscles from Brussels, Jean-Claude Van Damme returns to China, to play a supporting role in Da Peng's superhero comedy Jian Bing Man...literally translated as "Pancake Man".The film is being lined up for a big summer release in the mainland, and is set to hit screens on 17 July. Actor-director Da Peng has gathered a host of local stars together for the film, including Hong Kong comedy favourites Eric Tsang and Sandra Ng. It tells the rather preposterous story of a lowly street vendor who magically acquires super powers harnessed from the tasty breakfast crepes he sells.Van Damme appears to be playing the villain of the piece, but details of his role in the plot are somewhat scarce at this point. However, we have found...
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Dolph Lundgren is a hard action star to pin down. It's not because he's been in less movies than, say, Jean-Claude Van Damme. It's not because he's had fewer hits than Steven Seagal. It's because while peers like Stallone and Schwarzengger were off making sequel after sequel, Lundgren, who has a master's degree in chemical engineering, was happy to start a family and take on a few movies here and there. When Lundgren does take on a movie, it's almost always something that stands on its own independent of a big franchise. And the latest project to fit that bill is Skin Trade, an intense action movie set in the very real world of human trafficking. Lundgren wrote and produced Skin Trade (available now on Video On Demand), which finds him playing a...
- Peter Hall
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard, Lisa Pelikan, Ashley Johnson. Brian Thompson, Voyo Goric, Michel Qissi, George McDaniel, Eric Karson, Ash Adams, William T. Amos, Roz Bosley, Dennis Rucker, Billy Blanks | Written by Sheldon Lettich, Jean-Claude Van Damme | Directed by Sheldon Lettich
When looking at eighties action heroes Jean-Claude Van Damme managed to make a name for himself in a genre built upon already big names and even bigger egos. Although A.W.O.L. (aka Lionheart) was released in 1990 I think it is fair to still class it as an eighties movie, the fashions shown on-screen pretty much confirm it (they are bad). Released this week on Blu-ray as part of 101 Films Cult Movie Collection it stands as a perfect example of everything that made Van Damme a star of the action genre.
When Lyon Gaultier discovers his brother is injured and the Foreign Legion with which »
- Paul Metcalf
Provided by ListenFirst Media, Dar – TV measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube and Wikipedia combined. For more on the methodology behind Dar – TV, scroll to the bottom of the article.
Digital Audience Ratings (Dar) – TV Broadcast Monday May 11, 2015 – Sunday May 17, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 The Voice 16,479 2 – Supergirl 8,886 3 7 American Idol 5,241 4 3 Glee 4,337 5 2 America’s Got Talent 4,193 6 – Legends of Tomorrow 3,879 7 5 Dancing With The Stars 3,739 8 6 Empire 3,132 9 9 The Flash 2,452 10 – The Simpsons 2,116 –
Cable/Streaming Monday May 11, 2015 – Sunday May 17, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 Lip Sync Battle 7,120 2 – Orange Is the New Black 4,116 3 4 Top Gear 3,304 4 5 Game of Thrones 3,286 5 3 Inside Amy Schumer 3,259 6 7 Pretty Little Liars 3,175 7 – True Detective 3,000 8 2 Key and Peele 2,346 9 – Fake Off 1,797 10 9 Dance Moms 1,607 –
Late Night Monday May 11, 2015 – Sunday May 17, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 39,032 2 5 Conan 18,498 3 2 Jimmy Kimmel Live! 14,477 4 3 Late Show With David Letterman 12,507 5 – The Late Late Show with James Corden 7,747 –
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- Jason Klein
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