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Jason Statham has destroyed more villainous goons than we’ve had hot (and cold) dinners - and we're greedy buggers. He’s back repeating the trick in Paul Feig/Melissa McCarthy espionage action-comedy, Spy. This time, however, he’s playing things for laughs. A new clip from the film showcases his rather insecure agent and comes off like Alan Partridge channelling Daniel Craig's 007. Job done.brightcove.createExperiences();“This arm has been ripped off completely and reattached with this fucking arm,” he barks, desperately asserting his badass credentials in a way that would raise at least one Chev Chelios eyebrow.Statham, who plays a temper-fuelled spy called Rick Ford, has been on Feig’s wishlist since Lock, Stock and more specifically, those two Crank movies. “When people read the Statham role they assumed I’d go for someone like Will Ferrell, but I felt that it had to be the real guy, »
The Stath has become a cult figure all of his own and it’s basically come from a lot of hard work and non-stop effort from the husky-voiced Brit star. In this geninuely entertaining clip for Spy, the new comedy-action film from Paul Feig.
Opening on 5th June, the movie stars Melissa McCarthy as Susan Cooper, an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. When her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.
We all know McCarthy has slightly hit the unfunny bone in her last couple of outings but here it looks like she’s back on form, and we’re looking forward to seeing the ridiculous, more natural comedy side return!
For more Spy fun, »
- Dan Bullock
With Fast & Furious 7 having just passed $1.15 billion at the worldwide box office, it should come as no shock to anyone that the eighth film in the franchise has been officially announced.
At CinemaCon, which is in full swing across the Pond, actor Vin Diesel confirmed the news, with Fast & Furious 8 set for release on April 14th, 2017.
Furious 7 is the first film in the franchise to pass the magic $1 billion number (a feat it achieved in a record-breaking 17-days) and is Universal Pictures’ first film to ever cross that landmark. So far, Furious 7 has grossed over $300 million in the Us, with a further $858 million intenationally.
James Wan directs Furious 7, which features Diesel, the late Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Kurt Russell, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey, Elsa Pataky, Lucas Black and Jason Statham.
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- Scott J. Davis
It's official, Fast and Furious fans! Universal Studios announced earlier today that Furious 8 is a go! The eighth installment of the franchise even has a release date: Apr. 14, 2017. That means we know what all of you Furious 7 fans will be doing on Valentine's Day in two years! In addition to the announcement, Universal also released a new movie poster for Furious 8. The pic features Vin Diesel's image over the Empire State Building in New York City. Above him reads, "New City Even Vengeance." No word yet on the official cast roster for the new flick, but we hope franchise favorites like Diesel, Ludacris, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Jordana Brewster and Tyrese Gibson will all we »
You have about two years to get your oil changed in time for the next installment of the "Fast & Furious" franchise. During a Universal panel at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, actor Vin Diesel was on hand to fans that "Fast & Furious 8" will be released on April 14, 2017. That will be almost exactly two years after "7" hit theaters to much fanfare: the box office-topping film arrived this month on the 3rd. "I swear to you and my brother upstairs, we are going to make the best movie you have ever seen," Diesel said, making reference to his late franchise co-star Paul Walker. This latest iteration starred Diesel, Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Kurt Russell and Jason Statham. »
- Katie Hasty
Melissa McCarthy's latest team up, Spy, with her Bridesmaids and The Heat director Paul Feig may be more of the same from the actress, but she does have a great cast of straight men, and women, around her that you wouldn't necessarily peg as having comedy chops. Case in point is Jason Statham, who in the clip below plays up his hard man persona to hilarious effect. Released: June 5th Synopsis: A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Coming off a record-setting $5.5 billion year at the worldwide box office, 20th Century Fox brought an impressive slate of movies and stars to CinemaCon on Thursday — including the quartet of “Fantastic Four” actors.
The studio acknowledged that this version of “Fantastic Four” is being closely watched by its core audience. “The fanboys will let you know if you don’t get it right,” said new studio co-chair Stacey Snider before introducing the quartet comprising Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell.
(In 2005, the studio also released a “Fantastic Four,” which grossed $330.6 million worldwide in box office.)
“We’re not supposed to say much about this,” Teller told the audience before the footage played. “Fantastic Four,” which will be released on Aug. 7, is a reimagining of Marvel’s superhero team. It centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate universe, which changes their physical form. The »
- Dave McNary
Joss Whedon: assembler of Avengers, slayer of vampires, houser of dolls, vlogger of Doctor Horrible, and now, um, ageist of Ultron. To be fair, Joss Whedon is geek royalty, and needs no introduction. So hopefully, he won’t mind that we gave him such a naff one.
We got to chat with the man himself at the Avengers: Age Of Ultron press event, and here’s what happened...
From what we’ve heard about this one, it sounds like you had to trim down a lot in the editing room. Was there any particular favourite scene you wish you could have saved?
Well, there was more shirtless Thor. The DVD extras are going to be enormously popular. But no, for me, it’s really a couple of little exchanges that »
Too cute! Rosie Huntington-Whiteley gave a rare interview about her boyfriend Jason Statham, taking a moment to gush about the action star in her new cover interview with Self magazine. The gorgeous model, 28, and the Furious 7 actor, 47, have been dating for five years but have been famously private about their relationship. While they will attend events together, they give few details on their romance and rarely speak about one another to the press. Huntington-Whiteley changed that with the May issue of Self, which she covers [...] »
Rosie Huntington-Whitely struggles to live a ''balanced life''. The 28-year-old model has confessed she sometimes finds it difficult to maintain her svelte figure while refusing to deprive herself of her favorite treats as she still wants to ''enjoy [her] life''. She explained: ''I work out. I have a balanced life in terms of what I put into my body. But I'm not somebody who is calorie-counting and stressed about the way I look. I want to enjoy my life; I want to eat beautiful food. But I also want to feel great. ''My life is all over the place, so it is hard to find a balance. But that's what everyone's trying to figure out in life, right?'' The Devon-born beauty - who is in a long-term relationship with fellow Brit Jason Statham - now resides in La with her actor beau but often finds she misses her family and English home comforts. »
On Friday, Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furous 7 became the fastest movie to gross $1 billion at the global box office, reaching the milestone in just 17 days, and now the latest instalment in the action franchise has climbed to seventh in the list of the highest-grossing releases of all-time.
Having pushed its total to $1.153 billion over the weekend, Furious 7 has overtaken last year’s top earner Transformers: Age of Extinction ($1.091 billion) is fast approaching 2013’s Iron Man 3 ($1.215 billion) and Frozen ($1.274 billion).
At this point, it looks likely that the James Wan-directed sequel will surpass Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 ($1.342 billion) and perhaps even The Avengers ($1.519 billion), although its international takings will take a big hit this week as Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron begins rolling out around the globe.
See Also: Read our Fast & Furious 7 reviews here, here, here and here.
- Gary Collinson
Tonight, the first series of Caitlin and Caroline Moran's sitcom, Raised By Wolves, comes to an end. Heavily inspired and based on their own adventures growing up in the West Midlands - although this particular writer veers geographically more towards Dudley than Wolverhampton - the six episodes have also given Rebekah Staton in particular a standout role as the kind of mum telly doesn't get very often.
Ahead of the series finale tonight, Caroline put down her pen/quill/word processor/Game Of Thrones boxset to spare us some time to talk about it...
It's a basic question, perhaps, but I'm interested in the answer. How has it been having your own sitcom on the television for the past month? How closely are you monitoring feedback and reaction to it? »
Angela Holmes is ordinary 27-year- old until she begins to have a devastating effect on anyone close, causing serious injury and death.
Holmes is examined and possession is suspected, but when the Vatican is called upon to exorcise the demon, the possession proves to be an ancient satanic force more powerful than ever imagined. It’s all up to Father Lozano (Michael Peña) to wage war for more than just Angela’s soul, but for the world as we know it.
- Michelle McCue
Whether you like it or not, the summer movie season is right around the corner! Of course, blockbusters sprout up all throughout the year, with movies like The Divergent Series: Insurgent and Furious 7 setting the box office on fire even before the "official" summer movie season kicks off...But the four-month period between May and August is simply jam-packed with big-budget tentpoles, outlandish comedies and even a few memorable indie dramas. Before you start snatching up tickets to your favorite summer movies, we have a handy guide breaking down all of the major studio blockbusters, and even a few independent flicks that have the potential to break out into the mainstream. Here our the 35 movies you simply can't miss this summer!
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Episode 4 of Sos This Week is here, and we’re breaking down the lineup for the Cannes 2015 film festival. Take a look at the full lineup in the link below. We also analyze the trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Marvel’s Ant-Man. Catch us every week to hear a wrap-up and humorous, in-depth look at the week in movie news.
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The original cast comes home in second teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens Paul Rudd is ready to fight (and shrink) in new Ant-Man trailer Chris Pratt gearing up for bootlegging drama The Real McCoy Wonder Woman loses Michelle MacLaren, adds Patty Jenkins Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone circle Damien Chazelle’s La La Land Matthew Vaughn in talks to direct Flash Gordon
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- Brian Welk
Furious 7 is poised to take the box office crown for the third week in row this weekend, but the action-packed sequel has just passed an incredible milestone, earning over $1 billion worldwide in just 17 days of release. The action-thriller has become the first Universal Pictures movie in history to earn over $1 billion during its initial theatrical release. Jurassic Park is currently the studio's highest-grossing movie ever, grossing $1.044 billion, but it only crossed $1 billion after its 3D re-release back in 2013. Furious 7's global haul now stands at $1.009 billion through today, and it will surely surpass Jurassic Park as the studio's highest-grossing movie of all time over the next few days. The sequel opened two days early in certain international markets, taking in $735.2 million internationally over 17 days, and taking in $273.7 million in North America in 15 days. Here's what Nick Carpou, Universal's president of domestic distribution, had to say in a statement. »
Universal Pictures is celebrating this weekend with the news that the James Wan-directed action sequel Fast & Furious 7 has become the first film of 2015 to reach the $1 billion milestone at the global box office. It also has the distinction of being the fastest movie to reach that figure, doing so in just 17 days – 2 days less than Avatar, The Avengers and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.
“We’re incredibly proud to watch Fast & Furious take its place as the only original live-action franchise to reach these kinds of results at the box office,” said Nick Carpou, Universal’s head of domestic distribution. “Our cast, filmmakers and all of our Universal and Fast family deserve credit for working so hard to make Furious 7 a huge success and we look forward to continuing to watch the film grow over the next few weeks.”
See Also: Read our Fast & Furious 7 reviews here, »
- Gary Collinson
Universal’s “Furious 7″ will cross $1 billion at the worldwide box office Friday, becoming the studio’s first film to reach that milestone in its initial release.
“Furious 7″ has grossed $735.2 million overseas in 17 days and $273.7 million in North America after 15 days — making it the fastest movie to reach $1 billion. “The Avengers,” “Avatar” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ had all crossed $1 billion in 19 days. Universal said the seven films in the franchise have totaled $3.392 billion in worldwide grosses.
It is the 20th film to take in $1 billion, with “Avatar” leading the list at $2.79 billion, followed by “Titanic” at $2.19 billion. Paramount’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction” had been most recent addition to the list last year with a $1.09 billion worldwide gross, which leaves it in 10th place. »
- Dave McNary
Steve Carell has officially completed his transformation from comedic actor to a dramatic one. No one is left doubting his talents as a versatile performer. Thus, whatever he does next is highly anticipated, and this latest project might just be the perfect fit for him to show both sides of his acting range.
The Wrap is reporting that Carell is now set to star in Marwencol, a movie based on a 2010 documentary planned over two years ago by Robert Zemeckis. Carell will presumably portray Mark Hogancamp, who as seen in the documentary is a man who was beaten brutally by teenagers to the point that he suffered brain damage and amnesia. He now spends his time creating miniature figurines of a scale, World War II era town. Here’s the full synopsis for the documentary:
- Brian Welk
The British are coming. The British are coming…to Los Angeles. And that's exactly what they did last night in the hills of Hollywood. Iconic British fashion house Burberry spared no expense for its star-packed London In Los Angeles fashion show and after-party at the Griffith Observatory. David and Victoria Beckham and their four kids—Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper (who sat in her dad's lap)—had front row seats next to Elton John on one side and Anna Wintour on the other. Also filling the front row were Mila Kunis, James Corden, Aaron Paul, Cara Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse, Jaime King, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jason Statham, Rachel Zoe, Ryan »
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