IMDb > Ving Rhames > News
Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb



2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997

1-20 of 277 items from 2015   « Prev | Next »


9 Wes Craven Movies You Must See

8 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Yesterday was a tragic day for horror fans around the world, as we reported the unfortunate news of Wes Craven passing at the age of 76 in his Los Angeles home. Wes Craven left an indelible mark on the horror movie genre almost immediately with his first feature film, 1972's The Last House on the Left, and his influence will be felt for years to come, in the filmmakers that follow and carry on his legacy. As we continue to mourn the loss of this legend, we're revisiting his best work with nine of his best films.

Wesley Earl Craven was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Caroline (Miller) and Paul Eugene Craven, raised by a strict baptist family, although his father died when he was just five years old. He earned his undergraduate degree in English and Psychology from Wheaton University in Illinois, and earned his Masters in Philosophy and Writing from Johns Hopkins University. »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


The top 25 secret agents in film

27 August 2015 6:43 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ahead of American Ultra's arrival in UK cinemas, here's our pick of the 25 finest, sneakiest secret agents in film...

Operatives. Spies. Moles. Infiltrators. Secret agents go by many names. In fact, Britain's national security agency doesn't even call them agents - they're covert human intelligence sources, or simply “officers".

Whatever we choose to call them, secret agents lead necessarily furtive and obscure lives - so obscure that most of what we know about them is defined by what we've seen and read in books and movies.

During the Cold War, the image of the secret agent as a well-groomed sophisticate in a suit proliferated all over the world, and even in the high-tech landscape of the 21st century, that image still stands - just look at such movies as Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and, of course, the Bond franchise. But secret agents can come in many other guises, »

- simonbrew

Permalink | Report a problem


Cinema Management Group hires John Buffalo

26 August 2015 11:52 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Edward Noeltner has beefed up his sales force coming off a slew of sales on Toronto selection Born To Dance and other titles.

Italy-based John Buffalo has arrived as sales and acquisitions consultant and will travel to Canada with Noeltner’s Cinema Management Group (Cmg) team.

Buffalo spent the past 11 years in Italy working most notably with Italian International Film and Moviemax Media Group and has acquired such titles as Fury, Drive and Redacted.

Prior to moving to Italy, Buffalo began his career with Discovery Communications and joined Discovery Networks International for seven years when it launched a global network of channels.

“As we gear-up for Toronto, where we are presenting ten films for sale, including the Official Selection entry Born To Dance from New Zealand, we are extremely pleased to have John joining the Cmg team,” said Noeltner.

“We were particularly interested in bringing someone with John’s profile on board as he knows what the »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

Permalink | Report a problem


Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation hits $400 million worldwide

21 August 2015 4:31 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation has crossed the $400 million mark at the global box office, with the fifth instalment of the spy series having grossed $146.1 million domestically and $259.2 million from international markets for a worldwide haul of $405.3 million and counting.

See Also: Read our reviews of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation here, here and here 

Tom Cruise’s latest outing as Ethan Hunt has now surpassed the lowest-grossing instalment in the series, Mission: Impossible III ($397.9 million) and will likely catch the $457.7 million made by the 1996 original in the coming weeks. It could still catch Mission: Impossible II ($546.4 million), although franchise leader Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol looks pretty safe with $694.7 million.

See Also: Ranking the Mission: Impossible franchise

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation sees Christopher McQuarrie directing Tom Cruise alongside fellow franchise veterans Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames and new additions Rebecca Ferguson (Hercules), Sean Harris (Prometheus) and Alec Baldwin (Still Alice »

- Gary Collinson

Permalink | Report a problem


Ving Rhames joins ensemble comedy Bastards

18 August 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation star Ving Rhames is set to join the ever-expanding cast of new film Bastards.

The comedy, which will see cinematographer Lawrence Sher (Garden State) make his directorial debut, has already secured the talents of Ed Helms (Vacation), Owen Wilson (Zoolander 2) and J.K. Simmons (Whiplash).

The site says that the film is about “two brothers whose eccentric mother has fabricated the story that their father had died when they were young. When they find out the story is false, they make it their mission to find their real father.”

Rhames is set to play the ex-teammate of American Football legend Terry Bradshaw, who plays himself in the film, and tries to help figure out whether or not Bradshaw is the kids’ real father.

Bastards is set for release in 2016.

»

- Scott J. Davis

Permalink | Report a problem


Casting: Sharon Stone joins 'Running Wild'

18 August 2015 4:50 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The star has joined the drama from Forrest Lucas and Ali Afshar’s recently launched Esx Entertainment. Separately, Ving Rhames is on board Alcon’s comedy Bastards.

Alex Ranarivelo will direct Running Wild from a screenplay by Christina Moore and Brian Rudnick about a widow who saves her ranch by working with convicts to rehabilitate a herd of wild horses that wandered on to her property.

Principal photography is scheduled to start this week in Napa, California. Stone will play the antagonist.

Esx Entertainment finances and produces the project and Lucas and Afshar serve as producers. Moore is co-producer.

Ving Rhames has joined Ed Helms, Owen Wilson, Jk Simmons and former NFL star Terry Bradshaw in the comedy Bastards, which marks the feature directorial debut of cinematographer Lawrence Sher from The Hangover films and will shoot in Atlanta and Miami in September. Warner Bros will distribute in the Us. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

Permalink | Report a problem


Ving Rhames Joins Owen Wilson, Terry Bradshaw in ‘Bastards’ Cast

18 August 2015 12:47 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ving Rhames is joining Ed Helms, Owen Wilson, J.K. Simmons and Terry Bradshaw in Alcon Entertainment’s comedy “Bastards.”

Bastards” marks the directorial debut of cinematographer Larry Sher (the “Hangover” films). Principal photography is set to start in Atlanta and Miami in September, with Warner Bros. releasing the film through Alcon’s output deal.

Simmons and former pro football player Bradshaw, who will play himself, join the cast as potential father figures to Wilson and Helms’ characters — who are brothers whose eccentric mother raised them to believe their father died when they were young. When they discover this to be a lie, they set out to find their real father.

Rhames, who’s seen in “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation,” will play a former teammate of Bradshaw’s.

»

- Dave McNary

Permalink | Report a problem


Ving Rhames Joins Growing Comedy Cast Of ‘Bastards’

18 August 2015 11:53 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Ving Rhames, who just co-starred in this summer’s box office hit Mission Impossible: Rogue – Nation, is joining Ed Helms, Owen Wilson, Jk Simmons and Terry Bradshaw in the comedy Bastards. The film, which marks the directorial debut of cinematographer Lawrence Sher, is about two brothers whose eccentric mother has fabricated the story that their father had died when they were young. When they find out the story is false, they make it their mission to find their… »

Permalink | Report a problem


Ving Rhames Joins "Bastards" Cast

18 August 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Mission Impossible" film series regular Ving Rhames is set to join Ed Helms and Owen Wilson in "Bastards" for Alcon Entertainment, Montecito Picture Company and Warner Bros. Pictures.

The story focuses on two brothers whose eccentric mother raised them to believe their father had died when they were young. When they discover this to be a lie, they set out to find their real father. Rhames joins a cast that includes J.K. Simmons and quarterback Terry Bradshaw.

Veteran cinematographer Lawrence Sher makes his directorial debut on the film which begins shooting next month in Atlanta and Miami. Rhames will primarily film his scenes in December.

Justin Malen ("Bad Teacher 2") wrote the screenplay while Ivan Reitman, Ali Bell, Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson will produce.

Source: Alcon Entertainment »

- Garth Franklin

Permalink | Report a problem


Retrospective: Wes Craven’s The People Under The Stairs

14 August 2015 5:12 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Wes Craven’s best films are all driven by ideas, whether it’s a boogeyman who can kill you in your sleep or that same fictional boogeyman gaining real-world power from our collective fear. When those ideas combined with politics or social issues, the results were Craven’s rare “message” movies — raw nerves transformed into horror films as a way for the filmmaker to express his outrage. 1991’s The People Under the Stairs is Craven’s first real “message” movie since the one-two punch of The Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes. It’s also one of his most underrated.

Less a horror film than it is a pitch black comedy, The People Under the Stairs is Wes Craven’s most overtly political film. There’s nothing apologetic about it and, like Joe Dante would later do in Homecoming, Craven has something he wants to say »

- Patrick Bromley

Permalink | Report a problem


Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Crosses $300 Million At Box Office

13 August 2015 12:26 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, the fifth film in the blockbuster franchise, has crossed the $300 million milestone at the worldwide box office. The film has earned $118.5 million domestically, with an additional $184.6 million from overseas markets.

Directed by Christopher McQuarrie and starring Tom Cruise, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation debuted at #1 in North America and many international markets, grossing more than $150 million in its first week of release.

Internationally, the film’s success was bolstered by #1 openings in such major territories as Korea, UK, Mexico, Australia, Spain, Russia and Argentina, and achieved franchise-breaking numbers in India, Korea, UK, Mexico, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Russia. International territories still to open include France, Brazil, and Italy. The film will release in China on September 8, in collaboration with partners Alibaba Pictures and China Movie Channel.

Paramount Pictures and Skydance present a Tom Cruise / Bad Robot Production, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. With the Imf disbanded and Ethan »

- Michelle McCue

Permalink | Report a problem


Featurette explores Tom Cruise’s insane plane stunt from Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

12 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation fending off competition from Fantastic Four at the North American box office this past weekend, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions have released a brand new featurette for the spy sequel, which explores Tom Cruise’s breathtaking plane stunt.

See Also: Ranking the Mission: Impossible franchise

See Also: Read our reviews of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation here, here and here 

With the Imf disbanded, and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These highly trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with disavowed British agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), who may or may not be a member of this rogue nation, as the group faces their most impossible mission yet.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation »

- Gary Collinson

Permalink | Report a problem


Bluray Review: The People Under The Stairs

11 August 2015 5:48 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

I’m a fan of when Wes Craven directs films that he’s also written, as they tend to be more than your typical slasher films. Sure, every once in a while we might get a My Soul To Take, but let’s be honest here, the guy knows how to craft a really interesting, scary and socially relevant tale. With The Last House On The Left, we were given an unflinching reaction to Vietnam, a film that didn’t pull back from the onscreen violence and forced its viewers to confront it head-on. In A Nightmare On Elm Street, Craven gave us not only one of the most iconic villains of all time, but also a story about the sins of the parents coming back to not only haunt but kill the children involved. Craven’s knack for writing and directing smart horror has set him apart from many of his contemporaries, »

- Jerry Smith

Permalink | Report a problem


The People Under the Stairs | Blu-ray Review

11 August 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Throughout a very prolific and sometimes uneven career as an incredibly notable genre filmmaker, Wes Craven’s aesthetic often grapples with issues of revenge and adolescence, having given birth to the iconic The Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises, both series exploring notions of metatextual reinvention. Cutting his teeth with grindhouse horror titles that have since been re-made, many of his more obscure offerings have languished in the critical realm of inconsequential desolation. But it’s his 1991 offering The People Under the Stairs which is worthy of reappraisal, arguably the filmmaker’s best and most bizarre work. Campy, hysterical, creepy, and replete with a socially conscious message, it’s an early 90s cult classic that retains its power to delight and weird out.

Poindexter, aka Fool (Brandon Quintin Adams) as his older tarot card toting sister Ruby (Kelly Jo Minter) calls him, has just learned they’re behind on rent three days. »

- Nicholas Bell

Permalink | Report a problem


August 11th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The People Under The Stairs, Unfriended, Dead Silence

10 August 2015 5:02 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We’ve got another busy week of horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases on the horizon as August 11th has a great variety of titles both new and old to get excited about. Scream Factory is releasing their Collector’s Edition Blu-ray for Wes Craven’s The People Under the Stairs and Kino Lorber has dug up another great cult classic, War-Gods of the Deep, and given it an HD overhaul as well. Unfriended is also coming home on Blu and DVD and Universal is finally releasing James Wan’s Dead Silence on Blu-ray, featuring an unrated version of the underrated film. And for all you DC Comics fans out there, get ready for a ton of titles making their debut this week on Blu courtesy of Warner Home Video.

The People Under the Stairs: Collector’s Edition (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

Wes Craven, the director of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream, »

- Heather Wixson

Permalink | Report a problem


Contest: Win Wes Craven’s The People Under The Stairs on Blu-ray

7 August 2015 2:38 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory's taking us back into the Robeson house on August 11th with a Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Wes Craven's The People Under the Stairs, and we've been provided with three copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

The People Under the Stairs Blu-ray: "Wes Craven, the director of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream, takes you on a terrifying journey inside the most demented house on the street. Trapped inside a fortified home owned by a mysterious couple, a young boy is suddenly thrust into a nightmare.

The boy quickly learns the true nature of the house's homicidal inhabitants and the secret creatures hidden deep within the house.

Starring Everett McGill (Twin Peaks, Dune), Wendy Robie (Twin Peaks), Brandon Adams (The Mighty Ducks), Ving Rhames (Piranha 3D, Mission: Impossible), A.J. Langer (Escape From L.A.) and Sean Whalen (Rob Zombie's Halloween II, Hatchet III), The People Under The Stairs »

- Derek Anderson

Permalink | Report a problem


Jon Stewart Gets Hilarious 'Daily Show' Farewell from Arby's

6 August 2015 10:49 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Daily Show is saying good-bye to Jon Stewart after 16 years on the air. He's given the world a reason to laugh as well as reflect on society and everything that is going on in the world. He's also spent a great deal of time poking fun at and criticizing the fast food chain Arby's. Instead of being offended, or ignoring the copious amount of insults over the years, Arby's did something different. It decided to celebrate Jon Stewart.

The Daily Show aired it's penultimate episode last night featuring Jon Stewart as host. Showing there was no bad blood between them, Arby's decided to send off the comedian and talk show host with two commercials. Included here for you to see in case you missed them, they are both very funny and hilarious in their own right.

It's unclear if Arby's was ever hurt financially by Jon Stewart's constant ribbing. »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


Win A Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Prizepack And Run-Of-Engagement Pass

5 August 2015 1:44 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Have we got a great contest for you Mission: Impossible fans!

To celebrate the opening of the fifth installment in the constantly accelerating action-thriller series, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, we’re giving away to one lucky reader a suitcase, phone case and phone charger so you can go rogue!

St. Louis area readers can also enter for a chance to win Run-Of-Engagement passes! The pass is for St. Louis AMC Theaters. (Not valid during ‘No Pass’ Engagements. Please check your local newspaper for show times.)

To Enter, Add Your Name And Email In Our Comments Section Below.

1. Must have a U.S. mailing address.

2. No purchase necessary.

Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt, facing his most blisteringly impossible mission yet, in director Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.

The deep-cover espionage agency known as the Imf has been under fire, but now it faces total disbandment, even as »

- Movie Geeks

Permalink | Report a problem


Wes Craven’s The People Under The Stairs Blu-ray Trailer & Clips

3 August 2015 10:29 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory is working on giving a few Wes Craven films a high-def upgrade and they're taking us back into the Robeson house on August 11th with a Collector's Edition release of The People Under the Stairs. To give you an idea of what to expect, we have a look at the official trailer and three clips:

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – Shout! Factory has announced the August 11 Blu-ray release of horror master Wes Craven’s The People Under The Stairs (Collector’s Edition). The Scream Factory treatment of this much-loved film includes several new bonus features.

This terrifying journey from the director of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream takes you inside a demented house. Trapped inside the fortified home owned by a mysterious couple, a young boy is suddenly thrust into a nightmare, quickly learning the true nature of the house's homicidal inhabitants and the secret creatures hidden deep within the house. »

- Jonathan James

Permalink | Report a problem


Anil Kapoor hosts a special screening of ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’

3 August 2015 9:43 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor organized a special screening of upcoming Hollywood movie ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ on Saturday in Mumbai. Parineeti Chopra, Sanjay Kapoor, Ritesh Sidhwani among others attended the screening.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ is an American action spy film written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. It is the fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible series and stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris and Alec Baldwin in leading roles.

The post Anil Kapoor hosts a special screening of ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ appeared first on BollySpice.com. »

- BollySpice Editors

Permalink | Report a problem


2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997

1-20 of 277 items from 2015   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners