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Critical Mass: Denzel gets his hands dirty in 'The Equalizer'

26 September 2014 12:26 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

My first question about The Equalizer after seeing the trailer was, “Why even bother calling it The Equalizer?”

After all, it’s not as if The Equalizer—a 1980s CBS detective drama starring Edward Woodward as a Good Samaritan retired intelligence agent—was a brand that still lured audiences. Antoine Fuqua’s violent action movie with Denzel Washington exists in an entirely different universe, the brutal and vengeful cinematic neighborhood of Charles Bronson, Liam Neeson, and Washington himself. Call it The Equalizer or call it Man on Fire 2—this is a Denzel action film, first and last.

The film doesn »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Denzel Washington: 5 Awesome Performances And 5 That Sucked

26 September 2014 3:15 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Two Golden Globes. A Tony. Two Academy Awards. A career on stage and screen which has spanned over thirty years, has seen him play such real-life figures as as Steve Biko, Malcolm X, and Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, and work with celebrated directors like Spike Lee, Tony Scott, and Ridley Scott. A starring role on groundbreaking hospital drama St Elsewhere, in which he starred in all 137 episodes. Denzel Washington’s career makes even his most celebrated Hollywood peer’s look like piffle by comparison, and the guy makes it look easy. And to think of how different it could have been if, at the age of 14, his parents hadn’t broken up and his mother hadn’t sent him to military school in upstate New York.

“That decision changed my life,” Washington later said, “because I wouldn’t have survived in the direction I was going. The guys I »

- Tom Baker

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New TV Spot For 'John Wick'

25 September 2014 7:49 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

"When Russian mobsters kill his beloved dog, retired hit man John Wick returns to the game he played best - and brings bloody vengeance with him."

No, that's not the premise for a spoof of old Charles Bronson movies like Mr. Majestyk. It belongs to the new Keanu Reeves revenge thriller, John Wick. The early buzz on the film is quite positive, and I'm sure Lionsgate hopes that audiences are hungry to see Reeves back in bad-ass mode. The film's got a new TV spot.

Give it a look, right here:

The film has plenty of time before it's October 24th release. Let's see if it continues to gain momentum and land Reeves back in the A-list again.

Source: Lionsgate

Mario-f. Robles I take pride in the fact that whenever my daughter hears some kickass hard rock on the radio she asks, "Is that you, Dadda?" about 4 days ago »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Fuqua Tackles "Magnificent" Remake Next

25 September 2014 6:53 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"The Equalizer" and "Olympus Has Fallen" director Antoine Fuqua, out doing press rounds for the former, has confirmed to Movieweb that his upcoming remake of classic western "The Magnificent Seven" will be his next project.

John Sturges helmed the original 1960 film, which itself was based on the Akira Kurosawa 1954 cinematic classic "Seven Samurai". Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter and Horst Buchholz starred in 'Magnificent' as a group of American gunmen hired to protect a small Mexican village from a group of savage bandits.

The remake will star Denzel Washington as one of the seven, and they're currently seeking actors to play the other six. In regards to the film he says:

"Yeah, that's (The Magnificent Seven) where all of my attention is going. When I get back to L.A., I'll meet the casting team and start to get into it with the producers and everybody next week. »

- Garth Franklin

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Invaders from Mars (1986) review

24 September 2014 12:54 AM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Reviewed by Kevin Scott

Invaders from Mars (1986)

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

Written by: Richard Blake, Don Jakoby, and Dan O’Bannon

Cast: Hunter Carson (David Gardner), Karen Black (Linda Magnusson), Timothy Bottoms (George Gardner), Laraine Newman (Ellen Gardner), James Karen (Gen. Climet Wilson), Bud Cort (Mark Weinstein)

The best that I can tell, nostalgia runs on a thirty year cycle. I can speculate that what everybody watches as children, shapes them into adults with a deep seated desire to emulate it or watch it being emulated. A select few make it to a position where they can actually interject that nostalgia into the contemporary mainstream, and satisfy both the fans of the original material, but also put such a spit shine on the old premise that even the youngsters dig it, and have no idea that it’s based on something way older than they are. In the 1980’s we »

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Updated With Menu! Friday Night’s Tenacious Eats Event – Mars Attacks

23 September 2014 6:20 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“I Guess it wasn’t the dove!”

Exciting news for movie lovers, gastronomes, and bubble-headed men from Mars! After a brief hiatus, Movies for Foodies, a regular film series put on by Chef Liz Schuster and the other talented chefs at Tenacious Eats, is back in a new location and a fresh slate of films to write menus around. Enjoy a five-course gourmet meal (and five unique cocktails from Eclipse Mixologist Seth Wahlman) while enjoying one of your favorite movies! That’s the Tenacious Eats way! The movie starts at 8pm. The doors open at 5:30 for the pre-show which includes an hour of Super-8 Movie Madness!

The hot new locale is The Loop – specifically the main dining room at Eclipse, on the ground floor of the Moonrise Hotel in the University City Loop (6177 Delmar Boulevard, St Louis, Mo 63112). The next Tenacious Eats ‘Movies for Foodies’ event will be a »

- Tom Stockman

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Exclusive: Antoine Fuqua Talks 'The Equalizer'

23 September 2014 9:11 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Antoine Fuqua is one of the most sought-after filmmakers of his generation, effortlessly blending action and character-driven storytelling. Most recently, Fuqua released the box-office hit Olympus Has Fallen. Previously, he directed Brooklyn’s Finest, with Richard Gere and Don Cheadle; Shooter, with Mark Wahlberg. Fuqua’s critically acclaimed drama Training Day earned an Academy Award® for Denzel Washington for Best Actor, and a now Fuqua re-teams with Washington in The Equalizer.

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him to lead a quiet life in peace. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Fantastic Fest Review: Movie Studio Nostalgia Doc ‘Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films’

21 September 2014 6:27 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Much like the Orion Pictures logo that recently resurfaced and excited Generation Nostalgia™, you probably know the Cannon Films emblem, may remember their films and might even fetishize their library. But unlike Orion, which gave cineastes nine Woody Allen movies, unimpeachable genre classics like “RoboCop,” “The Terminator” and four Best Picture Oscar winners (“Platoon” among them), Cannon’s independent outsider brand was immediately defined by its lack of quality, good taste and sense. A schlock ‘em, sock ‘em house of shameless low-rent, Z-grade movies, the rogue and independent Cannon broke through the mainstream film market in the 1980s with its rash of no-budget exploitation pictures that even Roger Corman would be appalled by. Starting with Charles Bronson's "Death Wish II" (and its subsequent sequels), through "highlights" like Tobe Hooper's “Lifeforce," “American Ninja” and “Breakin’,” Cannon delighted B-movie genre heads with their »

- Rodrigo Perez

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Ack! Ack! Ack! Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks! at Tenacious Eats ‘Movies for Foodies’ September 26th at The Moonrise

19 September 2014 7:07 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“I Guess it wasn’t the dove!”

Exciting news for movie lovers, gastronomes, and bubble-headed men from Mars! After a brief hiatus, Movies for Foodies, a regular film series put on by Chef Liz Schuster and the other talented chefs at Tenacious Eats, is back in a new location and a fresh slate of films to write menus around. Enjoy a five-course gourmet meal (and five unique cocktails from Eclipse Mixologist Seth Wahlman) while enjoying one of your favorite movies! That’s the Tenacious Eats way! The movie starts at 8pm. The doors open at 5:30 for the pre-show which includes an hour of Super-8 Movie Madness!

The hot new locale is The Loop – specifically the main dining room at Eclipse, on the ground floor of the Moonrise Hotel in the University City Loop (6177 Delmar Boulevard, St Louis, Mo 63112). The next Tenacious Eats ‘Movies for Foodies’ event will be a »

- Tom Stockman

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Fantastic Fest – A Look at the Film, Parties, and Chaos that Await in Austin

15 September 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The best way to describe how I approach Fantastic Fest is like summer camp. It happens once a year. You get back together with old friends. Yet in this case, this non-traditional camp is for fans of the most bizarre, violent, horrific, and Fantastic movies you could imagine. And even still, Fantastic Fest is so much more. This will be more third time attending Fantastic Fest and We Are Movie Geeks fourth time covering the crazy events that take place in Austin every September. For eight days I will be immersed in a world that is unlike any other film festival I have ever attended. What other festival is going to feature events like an opening night food fight, a karaoke party, a “nerd rap throwdown,” and the signature event at the festival – Fantastic Debates (which includes a verbal debate followed by a literal boxing match). These are just a »

- Michael Haffner

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Review: Electric Boogaloo: The Wild Untold Story of Cannon Films (Tiff 2014)

9 September 2014 10:56 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Plot: The story of Menahem Golan, and Yoram Globus, two Israeli cousins who, in the eighties, ran the exploitation film studio Cannon Pictures. Review: I grew up watching Cannon Films. Chuck Norris, Charles Bronson, Sly, Dolph, I loved 'em all. Their Ninja movies with Michael Dudikoff or Sho Kosugi were staples of birthday parties everywhere and whenever we'd see the Cannon Films logo with the instantly familiar theme music, we always knew we were in for a good time. Were the movies »

- Chris Bumbray

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Denzel Washington Has Joined ‘The Magnificent Seven’ Remake

9 September 2014 9:37 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

They’ve been getting some reviews for their upcoming collaboration on The Equalizer, but it looks like director Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington are to work together again on a remake of the classic western The Magnificent Seven. While promoting ‘Equalizer’ over in Toronto at last week’s film festival, Fuqua confirmed that Washington has joined the production. Rumours are that Tom Cruise, Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman are also linked with the project, which will start filming sometime in the near future.

Fuqua first worked with Washington on the Oscar winning Training Day in 2001.

Fuqua explained why he enjoys working with the legendary American actor.

“Denzel’s all about the work…He’s all about the acting. He’s an actor. He’ll tell you himself, ‘I’m not a movie star, celebrity, something else, I’m an actor’…He steps on a set that’s what he is »

- Paul Heath

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Denzel Washington joins The Magnificent Seven remake

9 September 2014 8:39 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier in the year news broke that a remake of legendary western The Magnificent Seven was in the works with Antoine Fuqua (Olympus Has Fallen) taking the hot seat and Tom Cruise, Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman just a few names being linked with a role. Since then not much else has been revealed about the planned remake. However while promoting his latest flick The Equalizer at Tiff, Fuqua announced that one actor has already signed on, Denzel Washington.

This will mark the third time time Fuqua has directed Washington since they first worked together 13 years ago on Training Day. Fuqua praised Washington on his professionalism and why he enjoys working with him:

“Denzel’s all about the work…He’s all about the acting. He’s an actor. He’ll tell you himself, ‘I’m not a movie star, celebrity, something else, I’m an actor’…He steps on »

- Gavin Logan

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Toronto 2014 Review: Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story Of Cannon Films Is Lovingly Reverent Of The Ridiculous

9 September 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Mark Hartley's unofficial biography of Cannon Films impresarios Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus is equal parts reverent and dumbfounded in its depiction of these maverick Hollywood outsiders. Bottling the same level of ravenous reportage for Cannon's bountiful output as Hartley pumped into his Ozploitation expose Not Quite Hollywood, he again creates a roller coaster ride that is as crude, cocky and shamelessly entertaining as the films themselves.For many people of a certain age and cinematic inclination, Cannon Films holds a strange, almost hallowed place in their hearts, as the prime purveyors of a special kind of late-night schlock entertainment that was dumb, derivative and quintessentially eighties. Propelled by over-the-top action vehicles for such stars of the video age as Chuck Norris, Charles Bronson and Jean...

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films’

8 September 2014 5:39 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

For the second time in a year, the meteoric rise and ignominious demise of 1980s schlock juggernaut Cannon Films comes to the screen in feature-length documentary form. But where Cannon is concerned, a twice-told tale is no vexation for the weary cinephile’s ear. Faster, sleeker and more out-of-control (in a good way) than its Cannes-premiered predecessor (Israeli director Hila Medalia’s “The Go-Go Boys”), Mark Hartley’s “Electric Boogaloo” — actors, writers, directors, editors and studio execs who, if anything, seem emboldened by the lack of Golan and Globus’s official participation in the project. Sure to be a fest favorite, Hartley’s docu should also spur much Cannon revivalism on the repertory and cinematheque circuits.

Cannon is irresistible fodder for Hartley, whose previous cinephile docus “Not Quite Hollywood” (2008) and “Machete Maidens Unleashed!” (2010) showed he was drawn to exploitation movies like Charles Bronson to a pack of street thugs. Like those films, »

- Scott Foundas

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Liam Neeson Talks A Walk Among The Tombstones, Doing Action Movies in his 60′s, and the Enduring Appeal of The Grey

8 September 2014 9:50 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

In his fifth major film release this year, Liam Neeson delivers a riveting performance in Scott Frank’s fast-paced thriller, A Walk Among the Tombstones, adapted from Lawrence Block’s best-selling series of mystery novels.  Neeson plays Matt Scudder, a disgraced ex-nypd cop turned private investigator operating outside the law who’s approached by a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) to find the men (David Harbour, Adam David Thompson) who brutally kidnapped and murdered his wife.  Opening September 19th, the crime drama also stars Boyd Holbrook, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Sebastian Roché, Mark Consuelos, and Ólafur Darri Ólafsson.  At the film’s recent press day, Neeson revealed why he’s attracted to these larger than life roles, how he draws his inspiration from cinematic heroes like Robert Mitchum, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson, the appeal of playing a character like Scudder, his research and preparation for the part, what it was like »

- Sheila Roberts

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Super-8 Frankenstein Movie Madness September 2nd at The Way Out Club in St. Louis

27 August 2014 6:29 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The big green guy with the bolts in his neck gets his day in St. Louis when we celebrate Hollywood’s most famous movie monster at The Way out Club. Super-8 Frankenstein Movie Madness will take place on Tuesday, September 2nd beginning at 8pm.

Condensed versions (average length: 15 minutes) of these Frankenstein films will be screened on a big screen on Super-8 sound film: Frankenstein (1931), Bride Of Frankenstein, Son Of Frankenstein, Shost Of Frankenstein, Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman, House Of Frankenstein, I Was A Teenage Frankenstein, and Frankenstein Conquers The World!

Frankenstein-free movies we’re showing on September 2nd are: Bugs Bunny in All This And Rabbit Stew, Kirk Douglas and Farrah Fawcett in Saturn 3, a Sean Connery double feature of The Anderson Tapes and Darby O’Gill And The Little People, the ‘Fistful of Yen’ sequence from Kentucky Fried Movie, and Charles Bronson in The White Buffalo.

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- Tom Stockman

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Stars who reprised Oscar winning roles

26 August 2014 3:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Michael Douglas. Anthony Hopkins. Just two actors who've returned to play the parts that won them Oscars...

When Oscar glory comes knocking for a successful Hollywood actor, it must be hugely tempting when the chance arrives for them to reprise that award-winning role. But while sequels and reboots are a common enough sight in the movie industry these days, examples of stars who've returned to their Oscar-winning roles are relatively few and far between.

The reason, perhaps, is because it's so difficult to recapture the creative lightning in a bottle that led to the Oscar win in the first place. Nevertheless, some actors do occasionally take up the offer and return to the filmmaking well. And as the list below proves, the results can sometimes be highly accomplished - though seldom quite as powerful and fresh as the films they're following...

Gene Hackman

Won for: The French Connection

Played the »

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Lord Richard Attenborough: 1923 - 2014

25 August 2014 | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Less than a week shy of his 91st birthday, news has come from across the pond that actor and director, Lord Richard Attenborough passed away earlier today at a nursing home he lived at with his wife. Attenborough had a film career spanning six decades. He began acting in the early 1940s and his breakout role came in 1948 as gangster Pinkie Grown in Brighton Rock. He starred in one of the all time great WWII films The Great Escape, which featured a massive ensemble cast including Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn and James Garner. Contemporary audiences will remember him best as John 'spared no expense' Hammond in Spielberg's Jurassic Park films.He began directing in 1969 with Oh! What A Lovely War. A...

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Menahem Golan Remembered: Cannon Films Mixed Awards Bait with Schlock

12 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Menahem Golan, who died Aug. 8 at age 85, loved movies, perhaps too much. At its height, Cannon Films — the Hollywood studio Golan ran with his cousin, Yoram Globus — was releasing nearly one film per week: an eclectic bounty of awards bait and bottom-drawer schlock, all foisted on the public with a mix of carnival-barker rhetoric and vaudevillian flair. In the 1980s, the Cannon logo was unmistakable, along with its promise of cut-rate adventure starring Chuck Norris, Charles Bronson, Lou Ferrigno or an up-and-coming Jean-Claude Van Damme. (That Golan never managed to team these signature Cannon brands in a single movie — an “Expendables” — boggles the mind.)

“It was an extraordinary experience to have a man who made decisions without thinking for three minutes,” recalls Andrei Konchalovsky, the Soviet emigre director who made four films for Cannon, including “Runaway Train” (1985). “That was the quality that also ruined the company, but it left me with carte blanche doing films. »

- Scott Foundas

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