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Last week, we took a look at the career of virtuoso character actor John Goodman, one of the most consistently praised actors of his generation. This week’s subject is more controversial, Burt Reynolds Burt Reynolds. If there’s ever been a better example of how fickle Hollywood, and by extension audiences, can be I haven’t heard of it. For about a decade, Reynolds was the biggest star in the world. He was the fella every guy wanted to be »
- Chris Bumbray
A French trailer for Jason Statham's latest Wild Card emerged online a few weeks ago, and it's followed now by a slightly more subdued affair for the rest of us. There are still plenty of glimpses of crunchy action, but the latest clip chooses to emphasise the dramatic elements in Vegas, with veteran screenwriter William Goldman's name given almost as much prominence as the Stath's. Nobody gets their nose broken with a backwards headbutt this time...Statham's third film with Simon West following The Expendables 2 and The Mechanic, Wild Card was originally called The Heat, and had Brian De Palma attached to direct at one point. Goldman's screenplay is based on his 1985 novel of that latter name (published in the UK as Edged Weapons), and was filmed once before to disappointing results. The 1986 version starring Burt Reynolds went through an incredible five directors, including Robert Altman, who only stayed for a day. »
A new trailer for Wild Card has been unveiled.
The action-packed clip features Jason Statham portraying a high-stakes Blackjack expert on the loose in Las Vegas.
When Nick Wild (Statham) promises to take revenge on a gangster who beat up his friend, he finds himself in hot water.
A previous 1986 film adaptation starred Burt Reynolds.
Wild Card will be released in 2015. »
Statham stars as a Sin City bodyguard with a gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug (Milo Ventimiglia), Statham helps her get revenge, only to find out that the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Statham continues playing blackjack to win enough cash to leave Vegas for good, but his plans go awry, as expected.
“Wild Card” premieres in theaters and on video on demand on »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Whatever you think of Jason Statham‘s movies, you can’t deny that Jason Statham works hard. He typically has at least a couple movies per year, and next year he has three. The first is Wild Card, a remake of the 1986 Burt Reynolds-starrer Heat. (Not to be confused with the 1995 Michael Mann movie Heat […]
- Angie Han
How far would you go for a friend? Nick Wild sets out to prove his loyalty in a domestic trailer for the new action thriller Wild Card, which comes on the heels of two posters and an international trailer. Based on the fan-favorite novel by William Goldman, the film serves as a loose remake of the mostly forgotten 1987 Burt Reynolds' movie Heat, with Jason Statham stepping into replace the Hollywood icon.
Jason Statham is Nick Wild, a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss.  Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob.  Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes...and this time, it's all or nothing. »
We've got another action-packed trailer for Jason Statham's upcoming Las Vegas gambling thriller Wild Card. I'm a big fan of the films that Statham makes. Basically, every movie he stars in manages to entertain me. This latest film of his is a remake of a 1987 movie called Heat, which starred Burt Reynolds. I vaguely remember watching that movie, but this one looks like a lot of fun. It was directed by Simon West (The Mechanic and The Expendables 2), and here's the synopsis:
Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one »
- Joey Paur
Hey, your bi-annual (or so) dose of Jason Statham is just around the corner! We just saw the actor in "The Expendables 3" a few months ago, and next summer he'll be back for a double whammy of "Furious 7" and "Spy." But beforehand, he's hitting the tables in "Wild Card," and the U.S. version of the trailer has dropped today. Based on a book by that name, a remake of a 1986 Burt Reynolds movie no one remembers, directed by Simon West (forever chasing career high "Con Air"), and featuring a pretty eclectic cast including Michael Angarano (killing it on "The Knick"), Milo Ventimiglia, Dominik García-Lorido, Anne Heche, Sofia Vergara, Jason Alexander (Costanza!), Hope Davis and Stanley Tucci (the latter two deserving so much better), the movie is your basic Statham-cracks-skulls action thingy. Here's the official synopsis: Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Jason Statham is ready to bash skulls in the first official poster for the Lionsgate action thriller Wild Card. Opening in theaters this January, William Goldman adapts his own book for this hard-hitting drama. The story was originally told in the 1987 movie Heat, starring Burt Reynolds, but as you can see, its definitely gotten an upgrade.
Jason Statham stars as Nick Wild, a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss.  Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob.   Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes...and this time, it's all or nothing.
“The good, they die young!”
White Lightning from 1973 is my favorite Burt Reynolds flick. Sure, Deliverance and Boogie Nights may be better movies, but White Lightning is the film that best showcases that special Burt magic. I saw it at the theater at least twice when it was new and it was a TV perennial for a while but a couple years back, I got the hankering to watch White Lightning again and was disappointed to find it had never had a DVD release. Now Kino-Lorber has rectified that with a fantastic new Blu-ray release – but with one major caveat.
White Lightning is full of booze, broads, car chases, corruption and revenge — all the things that make life worthwhile! The moonshiner has been a staple of the movies since Robert Mitchum made ‘em eat dust in Thuder Road in 1958. White Lightning was a tough country melodrama in which hard-driving Bogen County, »
- Tom Stockman
Joe Dimaggio's love letter to Marilyn Monroe has sold for $78,125 at a Beverly Hills auction. Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills says the letter, written by the baseball great after Monroe announced she was divorcing him, was sold Saturday to an undisclosed buyer. The letter during their brief, volatile marriage was among 300 items, dubbed "Marilyn Monroe's Lost Archives," that went on the block. Read more Burt Reynolds Auctioning Off Personal Items Amid Financial Struggles A handwritten letter from Monroe to her third and final husband, playwright Arthur Miller, sold for $43,750. Monroe, who died of a drug
- The Associated Press
'Tis the season for gift-giving, and what better present is there for a 007 fan than the jet from the opening scene of Octopussy? The Roger Moore-manned aircraft is among the items up for auction from the James Bond collection, which is part of the Icons & Idols: Hollywood Legends sale at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills this weekend. The jet is expected to fetch between $200,000 and $300,000. Want to travel like Bond, but don't have that kind of cash to spare? There's also a hovercraft from Die Another Day expected to go for $30,000 to $40,000, and a helicopter prop from You Only Live Twice »
- Tara Fowler, @waterfowlerta
Step aside, Burt Reynolds! You're not the only one auctioning off special items! After E! News confirmed the Boogie Nights actor was selling more than 600 personal items, we've learned his ex-wife Loni Anderson is getting rid of a slew of belongings as well. The Wkrp actress is auctioning off close to 65 gifts she received from her famous ex in hopes of raising some money for her family. From diamonds and fur coats, to costumes and show props, the variety of items is quite extraordinary. But one item that immediately grabbed our attention was the nude portrait of Anderson that can be yours if the price is right. "He loved art so he would go pick out a favorite artist and then he would »
Burt Reynolds doesn't want you to worry about him. The 78-year-old Deliverance and Boogie Nights actor is in the process of auctioning off over 600 personal items, including movie memorabilia and various awards, but he says he is not out of money. Read more Burt Reynolds Memoir Due in 2015 "I want everyone to know that contrary to what all the news outlets are saying, I am not broke," he told Entertainment Tonight. "I have been dealing with a business dispute for many years, as well as a divorce settlement." He added: "I am simply
- Ryan Gajewski
It turns out that Burt Reynolds is in somewhat of a financial crisis. But rather than calling up his pals and asking for a few extra dollars or picking up a guitar and playing in subways for some change, he has devised a rather ingenious way to raise some funds. Burt Reynolds has decided to sell off some of his most prized possessions, most of which he collected throughout his time in the movie business. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Burt Reynolds is hoping his legion of fans will be interested in acquiring these possessions. One of the most impressive items on the list that has now become available is the 78-year-old.s Golden Globe Award. There are actually two of these available. One of these is for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, which he picked up in 1999 for his performance in Boogie Nights. The other, which he »
Burt Reynolds has a message for his fans: You don't have to worry about his finances! "I want everyone to know that contrary to what all the news outlets are saying, I am not broke," he told Et. "I have been dealing with a business dispute for many years as well as a divorce settlement." His statement comes a week before more than 600 of his most prized possessions will be auctioned off in Las Vegas. Items include outfits worn by the actor, art pieces and numerous People's Choice awards. "I am simply selling some of my memorabilia that I have enjoyed for so many years but do not have use nor room for them anymore," he confessed. "Quite frankly, I am sick of so many »
Loni Anderson and Burt Reynolds had one of the nastiest splits in Hollywood history, and now they're both selling off some very personal items. Loni told Et why she's auctioning off all the stuff Burt gave her.
"About a year ago we were having dinner with our son," said Loni, who adopted a 26-year-old son with Burt. "Jon Voight was at the dinner with us, and we were all talking about all the stuff that you accumulate over the years. We'd been thinking about scaling back: 'What are we gonna do with all this stuff? Do you have a museum for yourself? No.' And so what are you gonna do with it? Share it."
Photos: Stars with Tax Troubles
Before their split in 1994, Burt spent millions showering Loni with gifts, including diamonds, paintings and furs, but Loni's most cherished item from the collection is her 1988 wedding dress.
"It has all the romance and the tradition, and it »
Wild Card Trailer: Jason Statham stars as a Las Vegas bodyguard who likes to gamble in the first trailer for Wild Card. He seeks revenge for a friend, but quickly finds himself tangled up with the criminal underworld. It's a remake of 1987's Heat, starring Burt Reynolds, using the original screenplay by William Goldman (All the President's Men). Sofia Vergara and Stanley Tucci also star; the movie is due out on January 30. [SlashFilm] Shakespeare: If all goes well, Will Ferrell will star in a comedy that "centers around the intense, competitive world inside a Shakespearean theater company." That's the pitch for the movie; little else is known, except that the screenplay for the untitled project wll be written by David Guion and Michael...
- Peter Martin
Burt Reynolds reacted Tuesday to speculation that his upcoming Las Vegas auction of more than 600 personal items -- including his 1998 Golden Globe for his role in Boogie Nights -- is a sign that the 78-year-old actor is in serious financial need.
"I want everyone to know that contrary to what all the news outlets are saying, I am not broke," he tells Et exclusively. "I have been dealing with a business dispute for many years as well as a divorce settlement. I am simply selling some of my memorabilia that I have enjoyed for so many years but do not have use nor room for them anymore."
"Quite frankly, I am sick of so many pictures of myself in my own home," he adds.
Photos: Stars with Tax Troubles
Reynolds has filed for bankruptcy in the past, and has been in a foreclosure fight with Bank of America since 2011 over his 12,500 sq. ft. mansion »
Wild Card Trailer: Jason Statham stars as a Las Vegas bodyguard who likes to gamble in the first trailer for Wild Card, a remake of 1987's Heat starring Burt Reynolds using the original screenplay by William Goldman (All the President's Men). He seeks revenge for a friend, but quickly finds himself tangled up with the criminal underworld. Sofia Vergara and Stanley Tucci also star; the movie is due out on January 30. [SlashFilm] Shakespearean Laughs: If all goes...
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