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Not exactly one of Jerry Bruckheimer crowning achievements but a beloved cult classic none the less (like Patrick Swayze's "best" film in the fictional town of Jasper, Missouri). Love it or hate it, Con Air did rake in $223 million at the box office worldwide. Regardless of the critics, director Simon West wants to direct a sequel...in space.
In an interview with Screen Daily he says: There are always rumors about a Con Air 2. I would do it if it was completely turned on its head. Con Air in space, for example – a studio version where they’re all robots or the convicts are reanimated as super-convicts, or where the good guys are bad guys and the bad guys are good guys. Something shocking. If it was clever writing it could work.
This type of mindset should not come as complete shock considering he has been entertaining audiences with »
- email@example.com (Jonathan M Cook)
In Guardians of the Galaxy, Chris Pratt's Star-Lord treasures nothing more than a classic-rock mixtape from his mother, an aural reminder of his brief boyhood spent on Earth. When we ran into Pratt last night at a Guardians screening hosted by the Cinema Society, Men's Fitness, and Fiji, we brought up Star-Lord's "Awesome Mix Vol. 1," and asked the actor what he might put on his own personal playlist. "Oh, that's a good question!" Pratt enthused. "I'm a big country music fan, so probably a lot of Garth Brooks, Eric Church, George Strait. Maybe some good '80s music — we were listening to some Madonna in the car today; I was singing the Patrick Swayze song from Dirty Dancing today." With his thoughts collected, Pratt launched into an off-the-cuff playlist, which you can listen to below. "So ... Eric Church, 'A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young.' Or 'Dark Side. »
- Jennifer Vineyard
Gary Busey is convinced the "Point Break" remake will not happen because it would be like remaking "Bambi" ... and apparently Patrick Swayze's ghost agrees with him.Our photog spotted Pappas himself in Malibu, where he insisted the movie is not happening ... even though it really is. Not only did Busey "know" the remake was not going forward, but he explained why … by invoking Swayze's name in a way only Gary could.Perhaps he meant »
- TMZ Staff
20th Century Fox
You can hardly blame the powers that be for wanting to capitalize on the success of an unusually popular movie by creating a television spin-off. Undoubtedly they will expect it to be met with open arms and, more importantly, open wallets. They try to say that it will tie up loose ends from the original film and expand upon the story lines. The problem is, you see, that for the most part films don’t lend themselves to the episodic nature of television. They are very much self-contained units that function perfectly well on their own, and stretching them out is often detrimental.
Then consider the fact that film stars, until very recently, didn’t do television, and therefore would be unlikely to reprise their role. It’s a recipe for disaster, and unsurprisingly a lot of these TV spin-offs were met with derision and swift cancellation, »
- Audrey Fox
And good news: Whether or not she makes it to the Aug. 24 series finale of the show, it’s not the last you’ll see of her on HBO. She’s set to guest star in a season 2 episode of Getting On, playing Denya Thorp, a cancer patient staying at the Billy Barnes Extended Care Facility who’s ready for a quick exit.
What excited you most about Arlene »
- Mandi Bierly
Together with his girlfriend, Gracie, they try to piece together the mystery of how this unpopular boy in school ended up in the depths. You could say the story sounds like the equivalent to Patrick Swayze’s character from Ghost, jumping in to Rian Johnson’s film, Brick…interesting!
Here’s that trailer:
Jamie Marks Is Dead is expected to be released in UK Cinemas August of this year.
Source: Apple »
- Louise Tooth
"Well, la-di fricken-da."
All too often, the price of success in Hollywood proves too costly a burden to bear and we are left wondering what, if anything, could have been done to prevent the tragic loss of yet another young talent. The newest episode of our Reelz original series Hollywood Scandals explores the tragic life and death of just such a talent in Chris Farley, a Midwestern boy who dreamed of following in the footsteps of his favorite actor and comedian, the legendary party animal John Belushi.
Fortunately for us, Farley's dream came true and he gave us all the gift of laughter, following a wildly entertaining stint on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live with several hilarious movies. Unfortunately for Farley, he followed the life of his idol a bit too closely, dying, like Belushi, of a drug overdose at the age of 33. Though he's been gone for nearly 17 years now, »
- BJSprecher Sprecher
An Oscar-winning actress is an exceptional artist no matter what shade, race or ethnicity she represents. For the sake of this written piece we will concentrate on those actresses of color whose achievement in cinema (and ultimate success of capturing the golden statuette) has made them revered commodities in the motion picture industry.
For some of these minority Oscar-winning actresses being spotlighted they have either excelled at their craft early in their careers or may have enjoyed limited success in the aftermath of their glory. Whatever the case it remains certain that these feminine recipients of Academy Award distinction left a legacy on the big screen in a capacity that cannot be taken away or dismissed.
The You’re in the Minority: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Actresses of Color are (in alphabetical order according to film titles):
Won the Academy Award for »
- Frank Ochieng
If I pale at writing this review, it's because I've just seen a Ghost. Screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin won an Oscar for the 1990 film as did Whoopi Goldberg, supporting Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. The film was also nominated for best picture back when there were only five a year. But all that star power and the sub-Borzage skills of director Jerry Zucker helped to camouflage the flimsy clunkiness of the story's material, exposed in all its clumsy manipulation by a musical adaptation that emphasizes artificial big moments and sentimental sign-posting over grace notes and anything else that
- Gary Baum
From president to polygamist and everything in between, Tony Goldwyn has had one heck of a career. And one heck of a head of hair. Best known of course as Scandal's President Fitzgerald Grant, Goldwyn can be seen tonight as Warren Jeffs in Lifetime's Outlaw Prophet, a TV movie based on the polygamist leader. And now that he's getting all nefarious on us, we feel it's a good time to take a trip back through time and look at Golwyn's past TV work. He's been on everything from Designing Women to Dexter. And while we're just looking at old TV work, we'd be remiss not to mention he was the voice of Tarzan in Disney's 1990s flick and you hated him in Ghost opposite Patrick Swayze and Demi »
Alcon Entertainment’s action-thriller Point Break, starring Édgar Ramírez, Luke Bracey, Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer and Delroy Lindo, begins principal photography today, it was announced by Alcon principals Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
The production will film on four continents, including North America, Europe, South America and Asia, and features stunts performed by the world’s top extreme sports athletes, as opposed to stunt performers. Locations set for filming include Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Mexico, Venezuela, French Polynesia, India and the United States. Alcon will release through its output deal with Warner Bros. Pictures.
Ericson Core (“Invincible”) is directing from Kurt Wimmer’s (“Salt,” “Law Abiding Citizen”) screenplay. Ramírez (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “Che: Part One”) stars as Bodhi and Bracey (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” upcoming “The Best of Me”) will portray Johnny Utah.
In “Point Break, »
- Michelle McCue
Edgar Ramirez is the new Bodhi. Will Ramirez keep his beard and long hair for the role as pictured above? The Point Break remake begins shooting today with the Venezuelan hottie playing the role Patrick Swayze made famous as the extreme sports enthusiast who unknowingly befriends a young undercover FBI agent posing as another sports enthusiast. Warner Bros. announced the news Thursday (release below) with a reveal of the plot as well as the new stars which include some big names from extreme sports.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Super User)
(Cbr) Up-and-coming actor Luke Bracey has gotten himself a big break – as in "Point Break." Not only does the 24-year-old Australian actor co-star alongside one-time 007 Pierce Brosnan as he returns to the spy genre later this year for "The November Man," he’s just embarked on one of the most action-packed assignments a rising young star could hope for: the now-iconic role of Johnny Utah in the remake of Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 cult classic. Spinoff Online caught up with Bracey – who began his career in the Australian TV series "Home and Away" and played Cobra Commander in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" – making the Hollywood red-carpet rounds just days before he was set to start shooting his role as the FBI agent who infiltrates a cadre of thrill-seeking surfers/bank robbers (led in Alcon Entertainment’s remake by Edgar Ramirez). He revealed that the characters once brought to life by Keanu Reeves »
- Scott Huver, Comic Book Resources
While doing press for his upcoming supernatural thriller Deliver Us from Evil, Édgar Ramírez was asked if he has been approached by director Scott Derrickson for a role in his next project, Marvel's Phase Three adventure Doctor Strange. The actor revealed that he actually has been talking with the filmmaker about joining the superhero adventure, although no specific details were revealed.
"We're talking. We've been talking."
It isn't known if Édgar Ramírez may be taking on the title role of Stephen Strange himself, or possibly his nemesis, Baron Mordo. Jon Spaihts recently signed on to rewrite the original script by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, so it isn't even known of Baron Mordo will be included in the story.
Though I don’t think that anyone is terribly excited for Alcon’s upcoming Point Break remake, one promising aspect of it is actor Edgar Ramirez, who will be playing the role of Bodhi, which Patrick Swayze originated in the 1991 version. Recently, while discussing his role as a demon-hunting priest in the upcoming horror thriller Deliver Us From Evil, Ramirez talked a little about his goals in playing the character:
“Well, I’m working on it. It’s very difficult to anticipate what things are going to turn out to be. I’m very organic as an actor so I’m letting the character grow out of me. The only similarity that I can tell you so far is it’s that subversive spirit, that rebellious spirit, that anti-system spirit that is what really the whole story is about. The structure is similar but the story is different. But we »
- Isaac Feldberg
Bona fide '80s classic The Karate Kid celebrates its 30th anniversary today (June 22), but what ever happened to the cast of this uplifting martial arts film? Digital Spy goes then and now with the film's lead stars to find out what they did after starring in the original and best Karate Kid.
Ralph Macchio became an instant '80s icon thanks to his role as The Karate Kid's fresh-faced Daniel Larusso. Prior to The Karate Kid's release, he starred in Francis Ford Coppola's The Outsiders alongside Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe and Tom Cruise. After that, he played Danny again in two Karate Kid sequels. He also starred in My Cousin Vinny (yes, the film that won Marisa Tomei an Oscar) and more recently appeared in Entourage, Ugly Betty and Dancing with the Stars.
Pat Morita was already a veteran screen »
Bracey portrays an FBI agent who goes undercover with a ruthless criminal gang in order to bring down their organisation from the inside.
Lindo will be playing Johnny Utah's FBI instructor, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Gerard Butler had been attached to the project, but negotiations broke down in May.
Watch a trailer for the original Point Break below: »
While doing press for his upcoming drama Libertador (a.k.a. The Liberator), actor Édgar Ramírez revealed new details about two upcoming projects, the Point Break remake, where he takes over the Bodhi role originated by Patrick Swayze, and Hands of Stone, where he stars as boxing legend Roberto Durán alongside Robert De Niro as trainer Ray Arcel.
The new version of Point Break is set in the world of extreme sports, and while he wouldn't divulge too many details about his version of Bodhi, Édgar Ramírez revealed how much he loves Kathryn Bigelow's original Point Break, while revealing that production starts in three weeks.
"I'm very excited to be playing this character. I will start in three weeks, principal photography. It's been a teenage fantasy of mine to play Bodhi. It's one of my favorite movies and I'm a huge fan. I remember when I first met Kathryn Bigelow, »
We learned earlier today Teresa Palmer is in talks for the female lead in the Point Break remake. The timing is crucial, since production is scheduled to begin June 26. Gerard Butler dropped out just last month, but producers soldiered on and cast Edgar Ramirez in his place. Ramirez makes that bit of serendipity sound like the best thing that ever happened to him, calling the experience "pure magic." We recently spoke to Ramirez to talk about his new film Libertador, and he was happy to talk about sharing his love for the original Point Break with Kathryn Bigelow, keeping the subversive aspect and protecting the legacy of the original, and his appreciation for the international cast. Ramirez plays Bodhi (the Patrick Swayze role) in the new Point Break, set in the world of international heists and extreme sports. We'll post the full Edgar Ramirez interview down the road---read what Edgar Ramirez »
- Brendan Bettinger
With actors like Edgar Ramirez and Ray Winstone on board, the upcoming remake of Point Break sits in a good place where male actors are concerned, but now they are ready to start playing on the other side of the gender line. Alcon Entertainment has officially announced that Australian actress Teresa Palmer is now in talks to play the female lead in the new action movie. Set to be directed by Ericson Core, the filmmaker behind the 2006 Mark Wahlberg football movie Invincible, Point Break will once again tell the story of a young FBI agent named Johnny Utah (set to be played by Luke Bracey) who goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of bank robbers who also happen to have a passion for extreme sports. Ramirez will be playing Bodhi, the leader of the criminals originally portrayed by Patrick Swayze and Winstone will reportedly be Pappas, Utah's handler brought to »
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