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Vengeance hits in the IMAX trailer for Furious 7

31 January 2015 7:35 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As its April release draws closer, Universal Pictures has released a new IMAX trailer for Furious 7 – a.k.a. Fast & Furious 7 - which we have for you below…

Furious 7 is set to open on April 3rd, with a cast that includes Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, and Lucas Black alongside new additions Kurt Russell, Jason Statham, Ronda Rousey, Tony Jaa, Nathalie Emmanuel, John Brotherton and Djimon Hounsou.

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- Gary Collinson

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Wild Card Is Less Wild, More Dull

30 January 2015 9:58 AM, PST | newser.com | See recent newser news »

If you like Jason Statham movies, you'll probably like Wild Card . Otherwise, probably not. Though it's based on William Goldman's 1985 novel Heat , this flick left critics cold. Here's what they're saying: "Watching Stanley Tucci is almost worth the price of a ticket to Wild Card . Almost," writes Betsy Sharkey at the Los Angeles Times . "He makes even bad films better just by being there," but even he can't up the ante too much here. Bodies pile up in this flick about the low life of Las Vegas, but it's "no royal flush, no full house, no three of a »

- Arden Dier

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Watch: Jason Statham Has Been 'Knocked Down, Blown Up, Lied To, Sh*t On and Shot At' In Exclusive 'Wild Card' Clip

30 January 2015 9:16 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand in support of Indie Film Month. Today's pick, "Wild Card" is available now On Demand. Here is an exclusive clip.] 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 that 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. "Wild Card" was adapted by two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter William Goldman (Best Original Screenplay, "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," 1969; Best Adapted Screenplay, "All the President's Men," 1976) from his own novel. Check out the exclusive clip »

- Casey Cipriani

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New UK trailer and poster for Wild Card starring Jason Statham

30 January 2015 4:27 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new UK trailer and poster have arrived online for Wild Card, the latest thriller starring Jason Statham (The Expendables), and you can check them both out below…

Wild Card is a quasi-remake of 1986 thriller Heat, which was initially written by William Goldman. The original film starred Burt Reynolds and was directed by Dick Richards (who replaced Robert Altman) and was a critical and box-office flop. Goldman described the film as “One of my major disasters”.

It’s production is something of a legend, as Richards and Reynolds got into a fight that left Reynolds injured and need of an ambulance, and later director Richards suffered a fall from a camera crane. But while that film suffered, the new version sticks closer to Goldman’s original vision, rather than what the film ended up becoming.

“It was one of those classic horror story [productions],“ West told Den of Geek in 2013, “which »

- Gary Collinson

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New Fast And Furious 7 Superbowl 2015 Teaser Movie Clip Released

29 January 2015 1:49 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Earlier today, this new teaser clip (below) ,hit the net for the upcoming Fast and Furious 7 (Furious 7) hardcore action flick by Universal Pictures, and it gives a brief 8 seconds of some of the action we'll see in their Superbowl 2015 commercial spot this Sunday night! Check it out,below. The movie stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Tony Jaa, Kurt Russell, Nathalie Emmanuel, Djimon Hounsou, and Lucas Black. In the new flick, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson will lead the returning cast of "Fast & Furious 7" with James Wan directing. And welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise: Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell. It's due to make its way into theaters on April 3rd, 2015. »

- Chris

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Super Bowl 2015 Movie Trailers

29 January 2015 1:06 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Super Bowl Sunday is upon us, with fans on the West Coast, East Coast and everywhere in between, gearing up for the big game between the defending champion Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. Who will win the big game? Who cares! Even if it is the best game in the history of organized sports, many won't be tuning in for Super Bowl Xlix itself, but for the ads that will be airing throughout the day, some of which will give us new footage from several highly-anticipated movies. To help you cut through all the clutter, we have all of the movie-related Super Bowl ads for you right here in one place for your convenience. Some of the ads have already debuted well before the game, which you can check out right now, but keep refreshing throughout the weekend as more trailers debut before and during Super Bowl Xlix. »

- MovieWeb

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Wild Card Review

29 January 2015 10:23 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Jason Statham is one of the most magnetic action stars of his generation, although you wouldn’t know it from the middling to mediocre line-up of moderate-budgeted releases he has headlined over the last decade. The actor’s steely cool and casual intensity is often the best part of fleeting, forgettable genre films. However, if given a meatier character or some prime dialogue to chew on, Statham shows a drive, confidence and vulnerability that his other vehicles only hint at.

It turns out that Statham needed a refreshingly low-key slice of old-school noir from veteran screenwriter William Goldman, of All the President’s Men and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame. Wild Card is certainly not a classic near the pantheon of those films, but it is above average for a high voltage flick with Statham’s name above the marquee. Goldman adapted the lurid thriller from his novel, »

- Jordan Adler

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New UK trailer and poster for Wild Card starring Jason Statham

29 January 2015 5:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new UK trailer and poster have arrived online for Wild Card, the latest thriller starring Jason Statham (The Expendables), and you can check them both out below…

Wild Card is a quasi-remake of 1986 thriller Heat, which was initially written by William Goldman. The original film starred Burt Reynolds and was directed by Dick Richards (who replaced Robert Altman) and was a critical and box-office flop. Goldman described the film as “One of my major disasters”.

It’s production is something of a legend, as Richards and Reynolds got into a fight that left Reynolds injured and need of an ambulance, and later director Richards suffered a fall from a camera crane. But while that film suffered, the new version sticks closer to Goldman’s original vision, rather than what the film ended up becoming.

“It was one of those classic horror story [productions],“ West told Den of Geek in 2013, “which »

- Scott J. Davis

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Mark Kermode interview: critics, star ratings, Joe Cornish, PR

28 January 2015 11:42 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Kermode on modern film criticism, critics of his own work, Michael Bay, Jason Statham and male oil wrestling.

The last time we spoke to Mark Kermode, he'd just launched his book about the state of movie criticism, Hatchet Job. Since then, he's embarked on a nationwide tour with the book, and undertaken dozens of Q&As with audiences about it.

And that, as Hatchet Job continues to thrive in paperback, is where we started...

I spoke to you just as you launched Hatchet Job, and in your words, since then you've "toured the arse off it". You've done Q&As with the people who've read your book, and who you wrote it for.

So what have you learned about what audiences feel regarding film critics, and where they sit in the world?

I think the most important thing was when I started writing it, I was, as you know, »

- simonbrew

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Creating a fragrance was a dream come true

28 January 2015 8:25 AM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley admits making her own fragrance was a ''dream come true''. The 27-year-old model recently collaborated with Marks and Spencer - with whom she also has a lingerie and nightwear line - to create her own scent, Rosie for Autograph the fragrance, and revealed it was something she had always dreamed of doing. She said: ''Well, I think it's most girls' dream to be able to make their own fragrance and it has certainly been a dream come true for me. I have obviously done my lingerie and sleep ranges with Marks and Spencer and fragrance seemed like a really natural evolution. Fragrance goes hand in hand with lingerie - both things are so personal to their wearer.'' The blonde beauty - who is dating fellow Briton, actor Jason Statham - revealed she wanted the scent to represent her and where she comes from, and worked closely alongside »

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Review: 'Wild Card' Starring Jason Statham, Michael Angarano, Milo Ventimiglia, Anne Heche, Sofia Vergara, And More

28 January 2015 8:01 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Jason Statham movies come with certain, modest expectations. "Wild Card," in which Jason Statham plays a character named Nick Wild, only adds to those expectations. And so, it's a bit baffling that this second attempt (the first is a mostly forgotten 1986 Burt Reynolds vehicle) at bringing William Goldman's novel "Heat" to the big screen — adapted by the legendary screenwriter himself — seems uncertain what to do with the star, or the material. Trying to find a middle ground between an action packed Statham vehicle, a '70s style mood piece, and a '90s era character-actor packed crime tale, "Wild Card" is not surprisingly an unsuccessful marriage of those ill-fitting genres that strains to fill the already meagre, barely ninety minute runtime with anything of substance. "...do not waste the audience's time. Bring the Inciting Incident into the story as soon as possible," screenwriting guru Robert McKee told Storylink in »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Jason Statham in Wild Card: new UK trailer and poster

28 January 2015 4:28 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Statham stars as a tough Las Vegas bodyguard in action thriller, Wild Card. Here's the new UK trailer and poster...

In 1986, there was Heat, a thriller written by William Goldman and starring Burt Reynolds. Far from a hit critically or financially, Goldman later described the film as "One of my major disasters" - in no small part because its production was such a nightmare.

Heat was initially headed up by Robert Altman, but he was quickly replaced by Dick Richards, who got into a fight with Reynolds and left the set in an ambulance. Richards later returned, only to fall from a camera crane and depart, once again, on a stretcher.

Wild Card is essentially a remake of Heat, this time starring Jason Statham. But director Simon West says this is a more faithful version of William Goldman's original script, which was unfortunately compromised by the 1986 film's revolving door of directors. »

- ryanlambie

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Jason Statham Is Much More Badass Than Wild Card

27 January 2015 9:00 PM, PST | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Sadly, the first film scripted by William Goldman to hit theaters since the anus-monster mess Dreamcatcher is no return to form, and this time, there's no ass-obsessed Stephen King book to blame. Goldman's script adapts Wild Card from his own 1985 novel Heat, a Las Vegas noir in which a tough with a gambling problem rents himself out to folks who need muscle — and, on the side, runs into lots of friends whose problems can only be solved through his skills weaponizing any sharp object he happens to clutch. Don't mess with him if he's got cutlery!

Director Simon West's film doesn't improve much on the 1986 version, the Heat that's not Michael Mann's, but star Jason Statham proves a more credible improv-killer than Burt Reynolds did. Overstuffed and »

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Don Hall interview: Big Hero 6, his most bizarre screening

27 January 2015 2:25 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Big Hero 6 director talks T-shirts and unexpected audience laughter. Plus the last-minute post-credits sequence to the film.

It might have been an odd place to start, but our chat with Big Hero 6 co-director kicked off with T-shirts. Hall, on the promotional tour for the film, has been sporting a few impressive Big Hero 6 shirts that we've not seen before, and so we kicked off by asking him about them.

The T-shirts, then...

Sadly, it seems, we can't get our hands on them...!

When a crew finishes on a film, they design and make their own T-Shirts. I remember that on the set of Titanic, the crew apparently had different T-shirts every week, depending on how things were going. That was during the massive overruns I think.

I never heard that! Oh my god. So were the crew coming out with Ascii versions of 'I survived a Don Hall film' or something? »

- simonbrew

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Paul Feig’s female ‘Ghostbusters’ cast includes Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig

27 January 2015 1:10 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Who you gonna call? Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon!

That’s your all-star cast for Paul Feig’s female-fronted Ghostbusters reboot, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting. Though THR claims the four still have to officially sign on, this sounds like a done deal.

McCarthy and Wiig were no-brainers, having been Feig alums with Bridesmaids, as well as funny women who made Bill Murray’s wishlist. But Jones and McKinnon, two current SNL cast members and rising stars, are fairly big surprises. Jones recently appeared in Chris Rock’s Top Five, one of her only significant movie roles, and McKinnon has parts coming up alongside Wiig in Masterminds and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in Sisters.

Feig has said previously that the new Ghostbusters would not only focus somewhat more heavily on action as well as comedy, but would not be a straight reboot of McCarthy, Wiig, »

- Brian Welk

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‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot in Negotiations With Four Female Leads

27 January 2015 1:09 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Update 4:57 p.m. Pst: The new “Ghostbusters” will be released on July 22, 2016, Feig tweeted.

Original story: Sony Pictures’ all-female reboot of the iconic “Ghostbusters” franchise is coming into focus with four funny female leads.

Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, along with “Saturday Night Live” cast members Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, are in negotiations to join the film, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Also Read: Paul Feig’s All-FemaleGhostbusters’ Reboot Will Be ‘Really Scary’

Paul Feig is attached to direct, which would mark a “Bridesmaids” reunion for him, Wiig and McCarthy. Feig himself »

- Matt Donnelly

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The Chips Are Down For Jason Statham In New Poster For Action Flick Wild Card

27 January 2015 9:02 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Given the cult status of The Mechanic, it’s no wonder that it has only taken four years for director Simon West to reunite with his no-nonsense star Jason Statham for another bout of high-octane action. Only this time around, the filmmaker is shifting the action to Sin City for Wild Card, which will see the Stath step into the shoes of an ex-marine with an uncontrollable penchant for gambling.

With a script from William Goldman — creative mind behind Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid and The Princess Bride – there’s certainly an air of promise with the pair’s latest outing. Centering around Nick Wild (Statham), Wild Card will see our protagonist get in deep with the sharks when he steps up to protect a friend, only to find that he has gotten on the wrong side of some of the most ruthless mob bosses in town.

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- Michael Briers

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New Poster For Jason Statham's Wild Card

27 January 2015 6:00 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Jason Statham’s Wild Card – or ‘Carta Selvagem’ if you’re of one of our Brazilian readers – reunites everyone’s favourite gruff action star with Simon ‘The Mechanic’ West for an action-thriller that sees him take on Vegas Mob types, no doubt in the kind of Snap game that doesn’t involve any playing cards whatsoever. Here, debuting, is the film’s new poster, positioning Statham against kind of neon backdrop he was born to stand in front of looking hard. Penned by screenwriting great William Goldman, the man behind Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid and The Princess Bride, it’s the story of Nick Wild (Statham), a Vegas bodyguard with a gambling issue. When a pal gets brutally beaten, Wild turns on the perpetrator, only to discover that the man has a powerful dad high up in the Mob. Suddenly, he’s in deep with the city’s crime grandees. »

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Review: Wild Card

26 January 2015 3:59 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Plot: Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a freelance Las Vegas bodyguard who dreams of retiring to Venice . a dream that is hampered by the fact that he.s a gambling addict and tends to burn through whatever meager funds he earns at the dingiest casinos in town. When a call girl friend of his is brutalized by a well-connected thug (Milo Ventimiglia), Nick risks his neck to help her get some well-deserved payback. Review: If Liam Neeson is turning into the modern-day Charles Bronson, Jason »

- Chris Bumbray

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Matthew Vaughn interview: Kingsman, X-Men, Stardust 2, 007

25 January 2015 11:47 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Kingsman, the moment he was set to direct Casino Royale, to the lost Stardust 2, here's our chat with director Matthew Vaughn...

It's no secret that Matthew Vaughn was, under the original plan, going to move on to X-Men: Days Of Future Past after his success with X-Men: First Class. But instead, the director of Kick-Ass, Stardust and Layer Cake opted for Kingsman: The Secret Service instead.

In a chat ahead of the release of the new film, he tells us about why, about queuing up for effects shots, and the Stardust sequel that never was...

When I saw the film you came in and did a brief introduction. You described it then as the film you're most proud of doing to date. But why? Given some of the films you've made in the past, what made this one so special to you?

Because it was a culmination of everything »

- ryanlambie

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