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Remember that time when Hollywood thought Twilight star Taylor Lautner was going to be the next big movie star? That didn’t quite work out for anyone, did it? But he’s back in an upcoming movie called Tracers, which doesn’t look very promising. It’s described as a parkour action thriller, and this is the synopsis:
“Tracers follows a New York City bicycle messenger, Cam (Lautner) who is the hottest thing on two wheels, but is in debt to an organized crime gang. When he crashes his bike into a sexy stranger, Nikki (Avgeropoulos), Cam is immediately seduced by her and the thrill of the high-stakes world of parkour.”
Even though I enjoy parkour, Lautner just kills the whole thing for me, and it's hard to take seriously. The film was directed by Daniel Benmayor (The Manhunt) and had an army of screenwriters that included Leslie Bohem, Matt Johnson, »
- Joey Paur
If you thought we'd seen the last of mannequin actor Taylor Lautner, think again. The star of The Twilight Saga is back, and he's still trying really hard to be a real boy with his latest role in the action thriller Traces. This time, Lautner uses his physical prowess to partake in parkour, making him a reliable bike messenger in New York City. After meeting a young woman named Nikki (Marie Avgeropoulos), learns that he can make some serious cash if he uses his developing parkour skills to help a group of street criminals pull off some heists. It looks about as generic as you'd expect, and sadly, not even the action looks all that fun. It would be better if this were about Brodie Bruce and a team of fellow comic book inkers battling injustice. Here's the first international trailer for Daniel Benmayor's Tracers from Mongkol Major: »
- Ethan Anderton
I don't think I'm quite the intended audience for this Tracers trailer. In a way, it pleasantly remains me of some of those action capers from the 80's that would latch onto emerging sports or fads in search of an identity. But I'm just probably too old to really invest in Taylor Lautner jumping on and off things for 90 minutes as he battles with the ethical issues inherent in being one of the world's more athletic thieves. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't watch the trailer! Chances are you'll be entertained whether or not you end up with a desire to see the movie. Hit the jump for the Tracers trailer and poster. The film was directed by Daniel Benmayor (The Manhunt) and written by Leslie Bohem, Matt Johnson, Kevin Lund and T.J. Scott. Marie Avgeropoulos, Rafi Gavron and Adam Rayner also star. The film currently does not have a U. »
- Evan Dickson
"This is dangerous stuff if you don't know what you're doing." After taking a break from the Twilight saga, Taylor Lautner returns to show off his Parkour skills in the international trailer for his latest action thriller Tracers. We also get two new one-sheets, which shows off the burgeoning action star in mid-stunt.
Joined by newcomer Marie Avgeropoulos, Taylor Lautner stars in this fast paced companion to Abduction. The story follows New York City bicycle messenger Cam, who is the hottest thing on two wheels, but is in debt to an organized crime gang. When he crashes his bike into a sexy stranger, Nikki, Cam is immediately seduced by her and the thrill of the high-stakes world of parkour. The two fall in love, and are soon falling off buildings as they are chased through the city.
Reviewed by Kevin Scott
The Horror Show (1989)
Cast: Lance Henriksen (Detective Lucas McCarthy), Brion James (Max Jenke), Rita Taggart (Donna McCarthy), Dedee Pfeiffer (Bonnie McCarthy), Aron Eisenberg (Scott McCarthy), Thom Bray (Peter Campbell), Matt Clark (Dr. Tower), Terry Alexander (Casey)
Some films aren’t served very well by their titles. A name is just a name, but then again, first impressions can seal the deal. I didn’t see The Horror Show until about a week ago. My cursor has been looming over it in my Netfix queue for quite some time. The title is so ambiguous, that it could be anything. The key word is anything, and I will see anything with Lance Henriksen in it. He’s become the stuff of legends. He’s one of the few character actors that have »
Written by Leslie Bohem
Directed by Stephen Hopkins
The Nightmare on Elm Street franchise has nine films spread across three timelines (granted, two of those timelines only feature one film each). The original timeline started with the first film and ends for now with Freddy vs Jason (skipping New Nightmare in the process). However, if one wanted to watch the canon of that timeline, with all the mythology and intrigue intact, one would only have to watch the original and the 3rd, 4th, and 5th, sequels.
The first film set up the rules of the universe. Freddy can control your dreams and what happens in those dreams have real world consequences. If he kills you while you sleep, you die. It also established that items from the dream world can be brought into the real world and that Freddy can »
- Mynt Marsellus
The deal was announced at the Toronto Film Festival and is the second for four-month-old Saban Films, which launched just before the Cannes Film Festival and acquired Tommy Lee Jones’ “The Homesman” as its first movie.
Lautner plays a New York City bicycle messenger in debt to an organized crime gang. He’s lured into the world of parkour after crashing his bike into a sexy stranger (Avgeropoulos).
- Dave McNary
Haim Saban, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saban Capital Group, Inc. ("Scg"), announced today that the company has acquired the North American distribution rights to the action thriller Tracers starring Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga, Abduction) and Marie Avgeropoulos (50/50, The CW's The 100).
The fast-paced action thriller follows New York City bicycle messenger, Cam (Lautner) who is the hottest thing on two wheels, but is in debt to an organized crime gang. When he crashes his bike into a sexy stranger, Nikki (Avgeropoulos), Cam is immediately seduced by her and the thrill of the high-stakes world of parkour.
Saban President Bill Bromiley had this to say in a statement.
"We were immediately drawn to Tracers because it amplifies and expands on action storytelling and captivates the thrill seeker in all of us. »
If there was one genre that spawned countless knock-offs (some better than the films they were imitating, others not so much) it was the slasher film. Even some films that were touted as the greats amongst the sub-genre would be still hidden in the shadows of the films they were emulating. There’s a waterfall effect to these films that start with Psycho and fall through Black Christmas onto Friday the 13th. But within the sub-genre, a splintering could be found as well, creating a mutated family hierarchy of slasherdom. Every slasher film had to find some sort of way of setting itself apart from the other, by creating some sort of different villain who was unstoppable and creative in ways that kept bodies in seats. »
- Nathan Smith
9 items from 2014
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