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★★★☆☆Bruno Barreto's handsome, English-language biopic Reaching for the Moon (2013) follows the passionate relationship between Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop (The Lord of the Rings star Miranda Otto) and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares (Glória Pires). It's 1951 and Elizabeth, suffering from writers' block, is encouraged by fellow poet Robert Lowell (Treat Williams) to try a change of scene. Elizabeth embarks on a journey around South American and stops off to visit Mary (Tracy Middendorf), an old college friend now settled in Brazil. Mary lives with Lota on her beautiful landscaped country estate, where they regularly entertain fellow urbanites with similar pursuits.
- CineVue UK
Title: In the Blood Director: John Stockwell Starring: Gina Carano, Cam Gigandet, Treat Williams, Danny Trejo, Luiz Guzman, Amaury Nolasco, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Stephen Lang If we’re keeping tabs on the evolving filmography of ex-mixed martial arts fighter and future “The Expendabelles” centerpiece Gina Carano, “In the Blood,” from director John Stockwell, slots considerably below “Haywire,” her at once lithe and bruising collaboration with Stephen Soderbergh. And yet there’s still a certain ramshackle appeal to the film, a starchy, “Taken”-meets-”Turistas” revenge picture which could just as easily be titled “Woman on Fire.” “In the Blood” centers around Ava (Carano) and Derek Grant (Cam Gigandet), a newly married couple who head to the Caribbean [ Read More ]
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To mark the release of Leverage Season 5 on 14th April, we’ve been given 5 copies to give away on DVD.
The final season of this much-loved TV hit follows former insurance agency investigator Nathan Ford (Academy Award® winner Timothy Hutton) and his team of highly skilled, tech-savvy grafters in this latest instalment, which continues the edgy drama of highly successful previous seasons of the show.
Season 5 features powerful cameos from guest stars including; Cary Elwes (Liar Liar, The Princess Bride), Matthew Lillard (The Bridge, Scream),Treat Williams (127 Hours, Once Upon a Time in America), Neil Hopkins (Skyline, Detour), Adam Baldwin (Full Metal Jacket, Chuck) and Fred Ward (The Player, Escape From Alcatraz).
In this grand finale the team of former top-criminals have relocated to new headquarters in Portland, Oregon and are embarking on some of their biggest ‘unorthodox’ cases to date. This final chapter of the show explores the trust among each of the members, »
Title: In the Blood Director: John Stockwell Starring: Gina Carano, Cam Gigandet, Luis Guzmán, Stephen Lang, Amaury Nolasco, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Treat Williams and Danny Trejo Running Time: 90 minutes, Rated R, Available on VOD, iTunes & Theaters April 4th Eva (Gina Carano) and her husband Derek (Cam Gigandet) are on their honeymoon in the Caribbean. While out to dinner they meet Manny (Ismael Cruz Cordova) a local who promises to show them around the island and take them to the hottest club. At the club they have a run-in with the notorious kingpin Big Biz (Danny Trejo), and Eva gets into an impressive fight with some goons at the [ Read More ]
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With the endless barrage of action films fighting for our attention these days, it's rare to find one anchored by a woman. It's even more rare to find a protag who continually ignores consequences in her search for vengeance, but real life Mixed Martial Arts champion Gina Carano is just that kind of leading lady. Whether it's duking it out with underworld goons or raining down a world of pain on those who threaten her family -- this is one violent femme on a mission. Recovering drug addict Ava (Carano) escaped her troubled youth and married the man of her dreams (Cam Gigandet). They met in Narcotics Anonymous and have been each other’s backbone during their recovery, and now they’ve fallen deeply in love. While his father (Treat Williams) assumes Ava is using Cam for all his money, Gigandet’s character marries her anyway and the two newlyweds »
- Chase Whale
Pulses are likely to remain level during “In the Blood,” a serviceable vehicle for Mma champ Gina Carano (“Haywire”). In a plot that variously recalls “True Lies,” “The Long Kiss Goodnight” and “Kill Bill,” Carano plays a new bride looking forward to a tranquil domestic life who’s forced to deploy her secret, all-purpose beatdown skills after her husband disappears. Given the limited release (the film is opening simultaneously on VOD), B.O. potency will depend on getting the word out to Carano’s fans, who may already be used to watching her on pay-per-view.
Perhaps inadvertently, the kidnapped-vacationers plot revisits territory director John Stockwell explored in 2006′s organ-trafficking thriller “Turistas,” down to a subplot involving a nonconsensual transfusion. A prologue sets the stage on the mean streets of Bridgeport, Conn., in 2002, when Ava (played as a teenager by Paloma Olympia Louvat) witnesses and avenges the murder of her self-styled »
- Ben Kenigsberg
Survivors have scars. Losers have funerals. That is an example of the sage advice that Ava's father, an outlaw in his own right -- played with the neck straining vigor that only Stephen Lang can deliver -- gave her as he raised her to be a gal who takes crap from no one. In The Blood catches up with Ava 12 years after her father's murder. She is marrying Derek, whom she met at a support group for substance abusers. Though Derek's father (Treat Williams) has concerns that Ava is marrying Derek for his money, Derek loves her and nothing his father says or does can change that. Their honeymoon is going great, and then they meet one of the locals, Manny, who takes them out for...
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Toronto based outfit Raven Banner Entertainment has acquired the Canadian rights for the action thriller In The Blood, starring Gina Carano. They will release the film in Canadian cinemas on April 24. "Gina Carano is without a doubt, the most badass action heroine in Hollywood today," says Raven Banner's Michael Paszt. "It's a real thrill for us to be releasing the film in Canada." The film also stars Cam Gigandet (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2), Luis Guzmán (We're the Millers, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3), Amaury Nolasco (The Rum Diary, Prison Break), Ismael Cruz Cordoba (The Good Wife), Treat Williams (Chicago Fire), Stephen Lang (Avatar) and Danny Trejo (Machete)....
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Gina Carano found success as an Mma fighter, but my aversion to sweaty acronyms meant I first learned of her existence in Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire. She plays a CIA (more my speed) agent framed by her own people, and the film is basically her kicking one Hollywood leading man’s ass after the next including Channing Tatum, Michael Douglas, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, and Antonio Banderas. It’s a combination of star power and a very frequent use of Carano’s impressive fighting abilities that makes the film so fun, but more than that, those elements helped deflect attention away from the sloppy script and her poor acting. Fast forward three years later and she’s finally found a follow-up leading role, but oddly and unfortunately, In the Blood has very little clue what to do with her. Ava (Carano) and Derek (Cam Gigandet) are newlyweds on their honeymoon in the Caribbean, and »
- Rob Hunter
Blood Crush: Stockwell Returns to Exotic Paradise for B Movie Thrills
Considering that In the Blood was scripted by James Robert Johnston (The Howling Reborn; Joy Ride 2) and Bennett Yellin (Dumb & Dumber films) plus directed by actor/director John Stockwell, you might be surprised at how competently structured it is, even as it operates solely on the fumes of generic derivatives, plumbing the depths of any number of B action film tropes. Cashing in on Gina Carano’s headlining presence, it can’t quite manage to escape feeling like the poor man’s version of Haywire 2, though an intriguing supporting cast distracts from the silliness of it all as it glides along to a truncated denouement.
Opening with Ava’s (Gina Carano) narration about how her father turned her into a brutal killing machine and how she remembered his death, a scene of brutal violence segues to 12 years later in Arlington, »
- Nicholas Bell
CSI is going to be delving into the past, but not a past we’re at all familiar with. In the universe of CSI, there was one specific man who can be seen as the forefather of modern forensic science. That man was apparently so influential and intelligent that he changed the game completely. I have some very specific thoughts about that, but first we need to meet the man in question. Everwood’s Treat Williams will be guest starring in the Season 14 finale, which is currently set to air May 7. As I said, his character is, essentially, the forensic master.
Williams will be playing Sam, who was a Sheriff’s Deputy in the late 1980s. You might think, as I did, that being a Deputy doesn’t really translate to knowing a lot of forensics. According to TVLine he showed a natural knack for invention and an aptitude for »
- Brody Gibson
Anchor Bay Films and 20th Century Fox have unveiled the trailer for the upcoming "In the Blood" thriller, starring former Mma fighter Gina Carano (Haywire, Fast and Furious 6). Check it out below. Plot: The story focuses on Ava (Carano), a trained fighter with a dark past. When her new husband (Cam Gigandet) vanishes during their Caribbean honeymoon, Ava uncovers a violent underworld of conspiracy in the middle of an island paradise. Armed with a deadly set of skills, Ava sets out to discover the truth - and to take down the men she thinks are responsible for his abduction, one by one. The new movie is directed by John Stockwell (In the Blue, Blue Crush) and co-stars Luis Guzman, Amaury Nolasco, Treat Williams, Stephen Lang and Danny Trejo. It's set to be released in select theaters, On Demand and on iTunes on April 4th. Trailer: »
Former mixed martial arts fighter Gina Carano spent years beating up her opponents in the ring before finally becoming a bona fide action star in Steven Soderbergh’s 2011 thriller Haywire. The groundwork had been perfectly laid out; her looks, femininity, and physicality along with a built in fanbase made her an attractive candidate for action movies. Haywire was a critical and mild commercial success, but mostly functioned as a (very successful) platform for introducing the world to Gina Carano, action star.
What happens though when Carano is expected to carry the load of a film that doesn’t have the benefit of being directed by someone as gifted as Steven Soderbergh? That’s the question of the day as the first trailer for In the Blood has been released and it’s hard to not be more than a little underwhelmed.
We get to see Carano running around some unnamed »
- Dominick Grillo
The first trailer and poster for John Stockwell's In the Blood, starring Gina Carano, are now available for you to enjoy. The actioner finds Carano's character on a violent path to track down the people responsible for kidnapping her husband during a tropical vacation. The interesting thing about this first look at In the Blood isn't so much the plot (we've seen similar stories in decades of male-fronted action films), but the fact that the gender roles have been inverted. You can see for yourself after the jump, but Carano isn't just playing the action star - she's the real deal. Also starring Cam Gigandet, Luis Guzmán, Amaury Nolasco, Ismael Cruz Cordoba, Treat Williams, Stephen Lang, and Danny Trejo, In the Blood opens April 4th. Hit the jump to check out the first trailer and poster. A while back, we talked to Carano about In the Blood during her »
- Dave Trumbore
Action star Gina Carano returns to the big screen as Ava, a trained fighter with a dark past. When her new husband (Cam Gigandet) vanishes during their Caribbean honeymoon, Ava uncovers a violent underworld of conspiracy in the middle of an island paradise. Armed with a deadly set of skills, Ava sets out to discover the truth - and to take down the men she thinks are responsible for his abduction, one by one. We have the first trailer and poster for In the Blood, which is in select theaters, On Demand and on iTunes April 4.
In the Blood comes to theaters April 4th, 2014 and stars Gina Carano, Cam Gigandet, Danny Trejo, Luis Guzmán, Stephen Lang, Amaury Nolasco, Ismael Cruz, Treat Williams. The film is directed by John Stockwell. »
Treat Williams is staying put at NBC. The Everwood alum, who has been recurring on Chicago Fire, has joined the cast of the network's drama pilot Odyssey, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Odyssey centers on three families who are torn apart when a stranded female soldier (Pushing Daisies' Anna Friel), a disillusioned corporate attorney (Nurse Jackie's Peter Facinelli) and a disrespected political activist (The Carrie Diaries' Jake Robinson) are pulled into the same shocking international military conspiracy. Photos: Faces of Pilot Season 2014 Williams will play Col. Glen, a significant member of the cover-up of the assassination of the
- Lesley Goldberg
Anchor Bay Films and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment today debuted the trailer for their upcoming action thriller In the Blood , starring former Mma Fighter/Action Star Gina Carano ( Fast and the Furious 6 , Haywire ). Check it out in the player below, courtesy of iTunes Movie Trailers ! Set for release in theaters, On Demand and on iTunes on April 4, In the Blood also stars Cam Gigandet ( The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn . Part 2 ), Luis Guzmán ( We.re the Millers , The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 ), Amaury Nolasco ( The Rum Diary , .Prison Break.), Ismael Cruz Cordoba (.The Good Wife.), Treat Williams (.Chicago Fire.), Stephen Lang ( Avatar ) and Danny Trejo ( Machete ). It was directed by John Stockwell ( Blue Crush , Into the Blue ) and was written by Bennett »
Soon to be seen leading all-female action spin-off The Expendabelles, Mma superstar and actress Gina Carano will first be seen leading revenge thriller In The Blood. The film is directed by Blue Crush and Into The Blue’s John Stockwell and Carano, who made her presence felt in Steve Soderbergh’s guilty pleasure Haywire, is again handy with the ruthless skills when her husband is kidnapped and murdered during their Caribbean honeymoon.
Joining Carano in the (hopefully) edge-of-the-seat thrill ride are veterans Luis Guzman, Danny Trejo, Cam Gigandet, Amaury Nolasco, Stephen Lang and Treat Williams. It’s released in select Us cinemas and video-on-demand from the 4th April. No word yet on a UK release.
Source: Yahoo! Movies
- Craig Hunter
Ray Mansfield and Shaun Redick of Movie Package Co produced with Cash Warren, while Lee Portnoi, David R Arnold, Nicola Horlick, Andrew Mann, Glenn M Stewart, Stefan Sonnenfeld, Luillo Ruiz, James Gibb and Belly Torres comprise the executive producers. The Way We Roll Productions and Mica Entertainment financed In The Blood.
Kino Lorber has struck a multi-year agreement with Palisades Tartan to serve as the latter’s exclusive home entertainment distributor in the Us and »
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Anchor Bay Films, in a joint distribution with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, will release In the Blood simultaneously in theaters, On Demand and on iTunes on April 4. They've also released a poster and a number of new stills from the action thriller, which you can check out in the gallery viewer at the bottom of this page. In the Blood stars former Mma Fighter/Action Star Gina Carano ( Fast and the Furious 6 , Haywire ) along with an ensemble cast that includes Cam Gigandet ( The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn . Part 2 ), Luis Guzmán ( We.re the Millers , The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 ), Amaury Nolasco ( The Rum Diary , .Prison Break.), Ismael Cruz Cordoba (.The Good Wife.), Treat Williams (.Chicago Fire.), Stephen Lang ( Avatar ) and Danny Trejo ( Machete ). The film »
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