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The HeyUGuys Interview: Frank Grillo discusses The Purge: Anarchy

22 July 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It’s fair to say that Frank Grillo’s career has taken something of an upward turn of late. The actor, now in his 50s, has been something of a grafter, a journeyman in a career that has lasted over twenty years already. However his recent, more dominant and crucial roles, in big movies as The Grey, End of Watch and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, signify a change in fortunes, and that much is evident with his latest project too, taking the starring role in James DeMonaco’s The Purge: Anarchy.

Grillo discusses what it was about this original concept that attracted him – speaking candidly about getting into the head of his character, and what he would do in a similar position. He also tells us about the benefits in playing such an elusive a role with so little dialogue, and also tells us as much as he can »

- Stefan Pape

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A True Maverick: Top 10 Films of James Garner (1928-2014)

20 July 2014 3:53 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Indeed it is sad news to acknowledge the passing of Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actor James Garner (1928-2014). The Hollywood icon Garner has endured a remarkable show business career during a five-plus decade stretch as he has entertained generations of TV and film audiences throughout the ages. Upon the death of this immensely likable leading man on both the small and big screen many are probably wondering about their mortality at this point. After all, you either grew up with James Garner as a peer or spent your childhood watching him in your living rooms on the boob tube or at the local movie theater.

Although the majority of folks associate Garner with television from his first western series Maverick in the 1950′s to his landmark role as ex-con Pi Jim Rockford in the 1970′s The Rockford Files (some teens and young adults may recall his brief stint as grandfather Jim »

- Frank Ochieng

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The Purge: Anarchy Review

16 July 2014 10:01 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Despite all the hatred surrounding James DeMonaco’s original home invasion thriller, I ended up giving an approving nod to The Purge based on tight, tense horror featuring a psychotically hypnotic twist. People ranted and raved about how the movie missed a major opportunity by caging all purging in a barricaded house while chaos presumably erupted outside, but thanks to a limited budget that showed tremendous profits, The Purge: Anarchy was greenlit, and DeMonaco embraced his dystopian America in all its pulpy, purgin’ glory.

But what about those horror fans who actually dug Ethan Hawke’s last stand? Where The Purge disappointed adrenaline junkies expecting some bloodthirsty insanity, this year’s sequel does the complete opposite by erasing all moments of horror in favor of gritty, 80s style action. These two films couldn’t be any tonally different, but will enough jaded viewers take another chance on DeMonaco’s sequel? »

- Matt Donato

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Hellraiser Q&A Moderated By Fangoria Eic Chris Alexander!

14 July 2014 9:53 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

While at Texas Frightmare Weekend, I had the pleasure of hearing from a few cenobites at the Hellraiser panel, known to other Frightmare attendees as the Cenobite Me panel. Doug Bradley, who played the infamous character of Pinhead, along with Nicholas Vince, who played Chatterer, and Barbie Wilde, who played the female cenobite in Hellbound: Hellraiser II reunited in Texas for a quick chat with Fangoria Magazine’s editor in chief, Chris Alexander. This was undoubtedly one of the most entertaining panels I’ve ever been to, and I feel lucky to have had witnessed it in person. However, I know a lot of people couldn’t make it all the way to Texas, so I wanted to share the experience with everyone. This way, everyone can rejoice in the event of some of horror’s most iconic figures reliving the shocking, provocative, unforgettable Hellraiser films that we all know and love. »

- Kalyn Corrigan

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Exclusive Interview With Frank Grillo On The Purge: Anarchy

8 July 2014 9:18 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

While not every actor has the good fortune of rising to stardom while nearing his 50s, that’s what makes Frank Grillo’s rocketing Hollywood stock so intriguing – in a good way. This workhorse of a man has been around since 1993, yet it wasn’t until recently that Grillo’s name became more commonplace around big-budget mainstream blockbusters. While most of you probably know him as Brock Rumlow in this year’s insanely successful Marvel endeavor, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, he’s already making himself known in another growing franchise by leading The Purge: Anarchy. It appears that comic book films are treating our star right – but will the horror genre be as friendly?

Sitting down with Frank in Coney Island one gloomy Friday afternoon, I got to pick the actor’s brain on all things righteous and badass. Branching out from typical questions about starring in a horror sequel, »

- Matt Donato

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Once Upon a Time in the West

3 July 2014 3:25 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

One of the greatest westerns of all time, Sergio Leone's spaghetti masterpiece is the epic tale of a notorious outlaw (Jason Robards) and a harmonica-playing gunslinger (Charles Bronson) who join forces to save comely widow Claudia Cardinale from a ruthless railroad tycoon and his hired guns. In a casting masterstroke, perennial good guy Henry Fonda is a convincing candidate for the most cold-blooded killer in film history. »

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Halfway Mark: The Best Movies of 2014 (so far) Part 2

1 July 2014 2:59 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »


15. Stranger by the Lake

Directed by Alain Guiraudie

Written by Alain Guiraudie


Though Stranger by the Lake premiered at last year’s Cannes Film Festival (and appeared on Sound On Sight’s best of 2013 list), it finally reached North American audiences in January of this year. Alain Guiraudie’s stunning noir-tinged thriller is set entirely against the backdrop of a secluded lake–known to locals as a popular gay cruising spot. A tale of murder complicated by intense sexual obsession (garnering equal parts praise and criticism for its frank depiction of unsimulated gay sex) it accomplishes the rare feat of subtly guiding the way we pay attention to details as we watch. The film’s deceptively simple geography is mapped out as much aurally (and orally) as visually. By the time of the pulse-pounding climax, Guiraudie has masterfully taken hold of all of our senses in an ever-tightening claustrophobic grip. »

- Ricky

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The Definitive War Movies: 20-11

26 June 2014 10:49 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Top twenty. Now we start to see the more widely recognizable films that people have some emotional attachment to. World War II gets a few mentions in this portion of the list, but this is one of the more diverse sections, overall. We get a mention of the Boer War, the Algerian War, and the Korean War, as well as the only movie about the American Civil War on this list.

20. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Conflict: Boer War, World War I, World War II

The only film on the list that spans multiple wars is also probably the least battle-focused film on the list. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is told through an extended flashback, following Major-General Clive Wynne-Candy (Roger Livesey) as he rises through the ranks of the British military from war to war. The flashback is »

- Joshua Gaul

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“Teen Wolf” 4.01: The Search For Sour Wolf

24 June 2014 4:09 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Season Four of our favorite show about teenage monsters kicks off with a run for the border, some dungeon crawling and Stiles being a bad ass.

Previously on Teen Wolf, Beacon Hills was invaded by psycho Alphas, a murderous dark druid, a bushel of Oni, some Kitsune and Scott’s dad. Lydia became a banshee, Derek became a beta, Scott became Werewolf Jesus and Allison became dead. And of course Stiles exhausted himself by being both the hero and the villain of S3B and doing an awesome job at both. Oh, and Kate Argent came back from the dead as a Weresmurf. And Heather Hogan recapped it all and was wonderful and perfect but she’s had to step aside so now you get me.

Team Stiles Scott arrives in Mexico because someone has stolen their Derek and that is just not cool. Sure, Isaac has gone Mia, but »

- Chris O'Guinn

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‘Lady Snowblood’ has enough style to supplant what it lacks in narrative flow

22 June 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Lady Snowblood (original title: Shurayukihime)

Written by Norio Nagata

Directed by Toshiya Fujita

Japan, 1973

On a windy, wintry night deep inside a prison cell for female inmates, with searing pain erupting through her bodya woman delivers birth to a baby girl. With her dying breath the mother whispers a life mission to her child Yuki: avenge her murdered father, big brother and soon to be dead mother. Yuki grows up to be a strikingly beautiful if eerily pale looking woman (Meiko Kaji) that traverses late 18th century Japan to hunt and annihilate the four foul characters who took advantage of her family during a time of great national turmoil. The film occasionally jumps to and fro in the story’s timeline to juxtapose Yuki’s adult mindset, one filled with quiet rage, and her child years whilst under martial arts tutelage of an old priest (Ko Nishimura).

The 1970s ostensibly »

- Edgar Chaput

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Laff Review: Haunting, Devastating 'Life And Mind Of Mark DeFriest' Depicts Prison Life Of Notorious Escape Artist

18 June 2014 9:05 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In the late 1970s, a 19-year-old Mark DeFriest caught four years in jail for picking up some tools before his father’s will was probated. His stepmother called the police, and Mark made a run for it, landing him in jail. Mark’s tendency to run has kept him there ever since. A compulsive (and talented) escape artist, DeFriest’s constant disciplinary infractions have extended his sentence to nearly 2080. The documentary “The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest,” the result of a 13-year effort by director Gabriel London, documents the horrific odyssey that DeFriest has made through the Florida prison system, a journey with no end in sight. A sort of American Charles Bronson (the prisoner), DeFriest’s antics have a mythic quality to them, and he is notorious in the prison system for his ballsy jailbreaks and mechanical skill, garnering himself the nickname “Houdini.” The son of a WWII Oss officer, »

- Katie Walsh

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The Definitive War Movies: 30-21

18 June 2014 6:54 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

As we continue with the list, we still see a lot of World War II, but throw in some World War I and Persian Gulf War, too. While some of the films in this portion of the list spin the war film into something a little more ingenious, it doesn’t completely rule out the idea of a patriotic call to arms film. We also see a few more foreign language films on the list, as well as some Oscar winners for their work. Without further ado, let’s light this candle.

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30.  Black Book (2006)

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

Conflict: World War II

In 2008, the Dutch public named it the greatest Dutch film ever made. Who am I to argue? A surprisingly complete film from a director who has Showgirls and Hollow Man under his belt (and Starship Troopers and Robocop…I can’t be too hard »

- Joshua Gaul

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First image of Tom Hardy as the Kray twins in Legend

12 June 2014 3:59 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Not content with playing notorious British criminal Charles Bronson, Legend will see Tom Hardy stepping into the shoes of the Kray twins, Ronnie and Reggie, who controlled much of London's Organised crime in the 1960's. Hardy is pulling double duty for director Brian Helgeland (Payback, A Knight's Tale), and judging form the below picture from Working Title, he certainly looks the part (s). Considering the man's acting chops, I have the feeling he is going to absolutely kill it in this movie which will see him essentially play two very different roles. No release date has been given yet. Follow @themoviebit !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); ` »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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New DVD Blu-ray: 'Cosmos,' 'True Detective,' 'All That Heaven Allows'

10 June 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"True Detective: The Complete First Season"

What's It About? This creepy HBO series stars Woody Harrelson and

Matthew McConaughey as troubled detectives on the hunt for a killer in 1995, and as the possible subjects of an investigation in the present day. The crazy conspiracies and weird worldviews presented by writer/creator Nic Pizzolatto and the masterful direction by Cary Fukunaga make this a series to obsess over. Time overlaps as our antagonists and their associates are interviewed in the

Why We're In: The Internet exploded with theories about "True Detective," and although they didn't necessarily prove to be fruitful, there's still plenty to examine and re-examine in each episode. Plus, there are audio commentaries, deleted scenes, interviews, and other behind-the-scenes goodies.

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"All That Heaven Allows" (Criterion)

What's It About? Jane Wyman stars as a rich widow named »

- Jenni Miller

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Denzel Washington may mount up for 'Magnificent Seven' remake

5 June 2014 3:48 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Denzel Washington may be going from vigilante to gunslinger. The Oscar winner is circling a role in MGM's upcoming remake of "The Magnificent Seven," which would reunite him with "Training Day" director Antoine Fuqua. Both have received offers to join the film, according to Variety. The 1960 original starred Steve McQueen, Yul Brynner, Charles Bronson and James Coburn as the titular gunslingers who unite to protect a small Mexican village from recurring outlaw attacks. It was based on Akira Kurosawa's 1954 film "7 Samurai," and the formula has also been adapted to fit films based in outer space ("Battle Beyond the Stars") and the insect world (Pixar's "A Bug's Life"). It's unknown if the new version will take place in the Old West, or be transferred to the modern day.  Tom Cruise was attached to the film at once point, but exited late last year.  The remake script was written by "True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolatto, »

- Dave Lewis

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Denzel Washington May Be Part Of ‘The Magnificent Seven’

5 June 2014 1:57 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We know there’s plans afoot for a remake of classic western The Magnificent Seven, and by the looks of it Denzel Washington may be taking a starring role.

If the project goes ahead as planned, Washington will team up again with director Antoine Fuqua. The pair have already worked together on Training Day and forthcoming series remake for the big screen, The Equalizer.

The original 1960 film featured Yul BrynnerSteve McQueenCharles BronsonJames CoburnRobert VaughnBrad Dexter and Horst Buchholz as the seven gunmen hired to protect a Mexican village from bandits (led by the excellent Eli Wallach). The new script is penned by Nic Pizzolatto (True Detective) and John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side). Both Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt have previously been on the wish-list.

Quite whether the world needs a revisioning of The Magnificent Seven is open to debate. Even the lure of Denzel »

- Claire Joanne Huxham

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Denzel Washington May Star in Antoine Fuqua's 'Magnificent Seven' Remake

5 June 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It seems that director Antoine Fuqua's proposed remake of "The Magnificent Seven" is getting a serious dose of star power: Denzel Washington is reportedly interested in taking the lead.

Schmoes Know writes that Washington has been offered the starring role in the remake ofde the classic western, and his ties to Fuqua -- the pair worked together on "Training Day," which nabbed Washington an Oscar, and are currently collaborating on the TV adaptation flick "The Equalizer" -- may draw him in.

The original "Magnificent Seven" debuted in 1960, and was a loose remake of Akira Kurowsawa's iconic film, "Seven Samurai." It starred Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Yul Brynner, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, and Horst Buchholz as the titular seven American gunmen.

Fuqua reportedly chose "Seven" over several other high-profile projects (including a possible sequel to "The Equalizer," which has been testing well in the months before its release »

- Katie Roberts

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Denzel Washington and Director Antoine Fuqua Reteam for 'The Magnificent Seven'

5 June 2014 10:09 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

MGM is moving forward with its long-planned remake of the 1960 classic Western The Magnificent Seven, with Denzel Washington and his Training Day director Antoine Fuqua in early talks to star and direct.

We first reported on the project back in August 2012, when Nic Pizzolatto signed on to write the script, long before his hit HBO series True Detective debuted. Tom Cruise was also attached to star at that time, but he dropped out of the remake in December, just as John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks, The Blind Side) came on board to rewrite the script.

The Magnificent Seven debuted in 1960, loosely inspired by Akira Kurosawa's 1954 classic Seven Samurai. The story follows seven gunslingers (Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn and Horst Buchholz) who are hired by a small Mexican village to help defend their homes from the villainous Calvera (Eli Wallach). No »

- MovieWeb

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MGM Looking To Re-Team Denzel Washington And Antoine Fuqua In MGM’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ Remake

5 June 2014 8:43 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Now, here’s a project that sounds pretty good. MGM is in early discussions with Denzel Washington to star and Antoine Fuqua to direct The Magnificent Seven, a remake of the 1960 John Sturges-directed film. The talks are early stage, but if you get those two committed, it won’t be hard to get six other guys to round out the cast in the story of a town that assembles a squad of seven elite gunmen to protect it. Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, and Charles Bronson were part of the ensemble cast of the original, which was released by United Artists and is a library title for MGM. The revived studio has coveted a remake for some time, originally developing a version for Tom Cruise. Nic Pizzolatto, who went on to write and exec produce HBO’s True Detective, wrote a draft and John Lee Hancock came on to rewrite »


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Denzel Washington Might Reunite With Antoine Fuqua On The Magnificent Seven

5 June 2014 8:06 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Antoine Fuqua is a very busy man. After his 2013 action film Olympus Has Fallen became a sleeper box office hit, he worked with his Training Day leading man Denzel Washington on The Equalizer, an adaptation of the 1980s TV drama that’s due out September 26. He also signed on to direct the boxing drama Southpaw, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. However, there is yet another project on Fuqua’s table now: The Magnificent Seven. While the director has not yet confirmed his involvement with that western, Denzel Washington has reportedly been offered the lead part. If he accepts, it would mark the third collaboration between the director and the Oscar-winning actor.

The role that Washington was likely offered was Chris Larabee Adams, who Yul Brynner portrayed in John Sturges’ 1960 classic. A remake of MGM’s western has been in the talks for a while now. Tom Cruise was signed on to play »

- Jordan Adler

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