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DVD Review: Setup

8 October 2011 3:02 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »


Stars: Bruce Willis, Ryan Phillippe, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Jenna Dewan-Tatum | Written by Mike Gunther, Mike Behrman | Directed by Mike Gunther

It is a fine and sunny day in Los Angeles, just like every day in Los Angeles, a sprawling metropolis testament to human ambition and resolute failure. Somewhere downtown, a broad-shouldered rapper-cum-actor emerges from an SUV and approaches a non-descript building. He nods at the receptionist then takes the lift to the fourth floor. Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson strolls into his agent’s office, the world at his feet and creativity oozing from his every pore.

“Fiddy!” shrieks his agent, a small, balding and tanned white man. “How can I help my favourite client today?”

Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson sits in a chair opposite his agent’s desk and eyeballs the man for a few seconds before speaking in articulate and measured tones. “Lenny. I need to do another movie.”

Lenny »

- Jack Kirby

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Av Room: Fast Five Blu-Ray Combo Pack

3 October 2011 1:20 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Fast Five Blu-Ray Combo Pack Universal Home Entertainment 2011/130 & 132 mins/Rated & Unrated List Price: $34.99 – Available October 4, 2011 A lot can change in a decade. Is the Fast and the Furious series really that old? I remember on April 28, 2001, exactly ten years ago, I got the chance to see the first installment in what has become a money making franchise. This was actually the original date the film was to be released, but Universal Pictures felt they had a summer hit on their hands and pushed it back to Friday June 22. Yet I got the chance to see the pic two months early through one of those market research groups. I'll admit it, I found the film rather underwhelming. After seeing trailers for the feature through much of the Winter, I thought Rob Cohen had made a nice little crime thriller. Twenty minutes into the film, the thing took a 180 for me when »

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23 September 2011 9:14 AM, PDT | | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Thanks to Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction and Guy Ritchie's Snatch, the smart-ass crime movie has turned into a genre of its own. Young writers/filmmakers want to recreate the magic of John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson shooting people's kneecaps and talking about the Big Mac vs. a Royale with Cheese. In Setup, it is clear that director Mike Gunther wants to make a movie with great action, dark humor, and quotable dialogue, and he has quite a lot working in his favor. Unfortunately, all of these positive elements stumble due to poor direction and an unoriginal story.



- Rachel Kolb

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Blu Monday: Audrey & Sophia

19 September 2011 6:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Your Weekly Source for the Newest Releases to Blu-Ray Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Boccaccio ’70 (1962)

Synopsis: Four legendary filmmakers direct some of Europe’s biggest stars in Boccaccio ’70, a landmark anthology film. Mario Monicelli (Big Deal on Madonna Street), Federico Fellini (8½), Luchino Visconti (The Leopard) and Vittorio De Sica (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow) direct Sophia Loren, Anita Ekberg, Romy Schneider and more through four stories of unashamed eros. Modeled on Boccaccio’s Decameron, they are comic moral tales about the hypocrisies surrounding sex in 1960s Italy. Monicelli’s “Renzo e Luciana” (cut out of the original American release) is a frothy tale of young love and office politics in the big city. Fellini’s notorious “Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio” features Ekberg as a busty model in a milk advertisement whose image begins to haunt an aging prude. Visconti’s “Il Lavoro” stars Romy Schneider as a trophy wife enduring her husband’s very public affairs, »

- Travis Keune

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Exclusive: Set Up Blu-ray Clip

12 September 2011 2:49 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Mike Gunther directs 50 Cent, Ryan Phillippe, and Bruce Willis in the hard-hitting action thriller Set Up, which lands on Blu-ray and DVD September 20th. We have an exclusive look at this pulse-pounding release that sees a group of friends turn on each other after a diamond heist gone wrong. Check out the clip below.

Click to watch Exclusive: Heist!

Setup hits Blu-ray and DVD September 20th.

Setup comes to theaters in 2011 and stars Bruce Willis, 50 Cent, Ryan Phillippe, Omar J. Dorsey, Jordan Trovillion, Richard Goteri, Patrick Moug, Carlos Faisan. The film is directed by Mike Gunther. »

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A ‘Fast & Furious’ Daytrip – Interview with Hollywood Stuntman Kyle Woods

24 August 2011 5:00 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Somewhat of an adrenaline junkie in his youth, stuntman Kyle Woods holds multiple national championships, world titles and world records from his days in the motorcycle stunt industry.

With now almost a decade’s worth of work in Hollywood (including bringing his skills and talent to four films from the Fast & Furious series), HeyUGuys and a couple of fellow blogging petrol heads were fortunate enough to catch up with Woods for a candid and revealing chat during a recent stunt-filled day of gymkhana driving and stunt-teaching at Northamptonshire’s Santa Pod Raceway.

Our report from the stunt day will be up on HeyUGuys tomorrow, for now here’s our interview with Kyle Woods.

How did you get into the stunt game?

I was doing motorcycle stunts many years before I had an idea of getting into the movies. Obviously I’d seen them on screen before, but growing up, it »

- Adam Lowes

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Set Up Green Band and Red Band Trailers

12 August 2011 1:30 AM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Here are the official green band and red band trailers for “Set Up” starring Bruce Willis, 50 Cent, Ryan Phillipe and Ufc’s Randy Couture. Directed and co-written by Mike Gunther and co-starring former Ufc heavyweight champion Randy Couture, the movie concerns a thief named Sonny (50 Cent) who partner with a notorious mob boss (Bruce Willis) [...]

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- Allan Ford

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Bruce Willis, Ryan Phillipe and 50 Cent get Set Up

9 August 2011 1:13 PM, PDT | | See recent QuietEarth news »

A diamond heist turns deadly this September when Lionsgate debuts Set Up on DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital Download and On Demand. Action vet Bruce Willis (Die Hard) leads Curtis .50 Cent. Jackson, Ryan Phillippe (The Lincoln Lawyer) and former Ufc heavyweight champion Randy Couture (The Expendables).

This one fell under the radar, but you'll get your chance to check it out when the DVD and Blu-ray Disc release. I guess it also includes an audio commentary with co-writer/director Mike Gunther (Beatdown), a .making of. featurette and a weapons featurette plus interviews with the cast and crew.


Former friends are pitted against one another after a diamond heist goes wrong. Betrayed, Sonny (Jackson) takes matters into his own hands when he partners with a notorious mob boss (Willis) to seek revenge against his former ally who took off with his loot. But when Sonny finally comes face to face with »

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New Release: Set Up Blu-ray and DVD

8 July 2011 10:27 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Lionsgate will release the action-filled 2011 crime drama Set Up starring Bruce Willis (Red), Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (Blood Out) and Ryan Phillippe (The Lincoln Lawyer) on Blu-ray and DVD on September 20.

The Blu-ray and DVD will be priced at $24.99 and $19.98.

Bruce Willis (.) and 50 Cent enjoy a libation before the shooting stars in Set Up.

Directed and co-written by Mike Gunther  and co-starring  former Ufc heavyweight champion Randy Couture (The Expendables), the movie concerns a thief named Sonny  (Jackson) who partner with a notorious mob boss (Willis) to seek revenge against his former partner who off with the loot following a diamond heist gone awry. But matters begin to complicate when Sonny ultimately comes face to face with the man he’s been hunting and he’s forced to make a serious decision.

Set Up is co-produced by 50 Cent’s production company Cheetah Vision (which has also bought us such 50 Cent vehicles as Gun, »

- Laurence

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Blu-ray Announcements: West Side Story, Mike and Molly Season 1, Henry's Crime and Set Up

7 July 2011 8:05 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

This evening I have a quartet of newly announced Blu-ray titles covering everything from the classics to television to direct-to-video.

First up from MGM comes the Blu-ray debut of West Side Story in celebration of the film's 50th anniversary. The 1961 Best Picture winner has been fully restored and now sports 1080p video and 7.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. The film will be available in a two-disc collector's edition Blu-ray set and a four-disc limited edition box set that adds the DVD version, a tribute CD and collectible memorabilia. Both versions will arrive in stores on November 15 and feature the following bonus features:

All-new: Pow! The Dances of West Side Story - cast members, contemporary filmmakers, dancers and choreographers analyze and illuminate the film's famous dance sequences. Prologue Dance At the Gym Tony and Maria's Cha Cha America The Rumble Maria's Roof Dance Cool All-new: A Place for Us: West Side Story's »

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Setup Trailer Starring Bruce Willis, 50 Cent and Ryan Phillippe

24 March 2011 1:42 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The first trailer has arrived for the upcoming action-thriller Setup, which doesn't have a release date set at this time. Click on the video player below for your first glimpse of this caper starring Bruce Willis, 50 Cent, and Ryan Phillippe.

Click to watch Setup Trailer!

Setup comes to theaters in 2011 and stars Bruce Willis, 50 Cent, Ryan Phillippe, Omar J. Dorsey, Jordan Trovillion, Richard Goteri, Patrick Moug, Carlos Faisan. The film is directed by Mike Gunther. »

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Full Trailer for ‘Setup’

24 March 2011 12:36 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Here is another film with Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson getting shot. Lionsgate released the full trailer for the upcoming crime drama “Setup.” The film also stars Bruce Willis (“The Sixth Sense,” “Die Hard”), Ryan Phillippe (“Flags of Our Fathers,” “I Know What You Did Last Summer”), Jenna Dewan (“Set Up,” “Take the Lead”), James Remar (“The Girl Next Door,” “What Lies Beneath”) and Randy Couture (“The Expendables”). It is directed by Mike Gunther (“Beatdown”). The crime drama is about a group of friends who ended up betraying each other after a deadly diamond heist. It is not known when the film will be released. Check out the full trailer below and let us know what you think. Source: YouTube »

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50 Cent's Setup Trailer, with Bruce Willis

23 March 2011 5:45 PM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

50 Cent has a production company called Cheetah Vision, which he uses to develop films that have been going straight to DVD. We recently showed you the trailer for his "Things Fall Apart" movie, and today we have the trailer for yet another film. Called "Setup," the crime drama stars 50 Cent, Bruce Willis, Ryan Phillippe and Randy Couture. It revolved around a group of friends who become involved in a potentially deadly diamond heist. The new movie is directed by Mike Gunther (Beatdown) and has already been picked up by Lionsgate for distribution including theatrical. A release date has yet to be set. Trailer: If you cannot see the player, click here. »

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‘Setup’ Trailer: Things Fall Apart Here, Too

23 March 2011 2:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, isn't going to stop acting any time soon. And by the looks of his two most recent trailers -- one for Things Fall Apart and this one for Setup -- he might not start making good movies any time soon, either. While Things Fall Apart looked like a saccharine feel-good drama gone horribly wrong, Setup looks like a heist thriller...gone horribly wrong. The film also stars Bruce Willis and Ryan Phillippe, both of whom look like they're dragged down into the suck right alongside Mr. Jackson. See how much you can take, after the break. Randy Couture, James Remar and Jenna Dewan are also in the film, which was directed by longtime stuntman Mike Gunther. He has also made some behind the scenes features for films like Ghost Rider and Live Free or Die Hard. The latter is your key to the presence of Bruce Willis, »

- Russ Fischer

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Trailer – 50 Cent Takes On Bruce Willis & Ryan Phillippe In “Setup”

23 March 2011 6:53 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

So, here’s the trailer for that 50 Cent/Bruce Willis pairing that I know you all have been waiting anxiously for… it’s an action flick titled Set Up.

Ryan Phillippe also co-stars in this heist film written and directed by Mike Gunther.

The film was produced under that 10-picture, $200 million agreement that Jackson and his Cheetah Vision production company are in cahoots with George Furla’s Hedge Fund Film Partners on.

Set Up centers on a group of friends who find themselves in the middle of a deadly diamond heist. Looks like there’s some double-crossing and some other stuff. This is probably a DVD release.


- Tambay

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What to Buy this Week: DVD and Blu-ray releases for Monday 14th March

14 March 2011 5:00 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Another week, another list of DVDs and Blu-rays out to buy from today, from crazy gross-out comedy to DVD sequels to family favourites, there’s something for everyone!

Cars Toon: Mater’s Tall Tales (DVD/Blu-ray)

Rev up your engines for this unforgettable collection of Cars Toons starring Mater, the loveable and hilarious tow-truck from the hit movie Cars. From the creative minds of Disney Pixar come nine highly entertaining Tall Tales involving bullfights, drag races, rock concerts, monster truck showdowns and even UFOs – plus, check out the new, never-before-seen Cars Toons Mater Private Eye and Moon Mater.

Jackass 3D (DVD/Blu-ray)

Celebrating all forms of madness and mayhem, the entire Jackass crew – including Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-o, Chris Pontius, Preston Lacy and Jason “Wee Man” Acuna – returns for more side-splitting lunacy and cringe-inducing stunts. From wild animal face-offs with a crazed bull, to pitiless practical jokes – high-five anyone? »

- Phil

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DVD Review: Beatdown

12 March 2011 8:29 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »


Stars: Rudy Youngblood, Susie Abromeit, Eric Balfour, Danny Trejo, Michael Bisping | Written by Bobby Mort | Directed by Mike Gunther

Brandon (Youngblood) is an underground streetfighter whose brother is murdered following a fight. When the gangsters his brother was into debt to come looking for their money, Brandon goes on the run – all the way back to the small town home of his father (Trejo) in Texas. Taking a job as a labourer working for a family friend, he is introduced by a work colleague to the local underground cage-fighting scene reigned over by Victor (Balfour), whose sister Brandon just happens to fall for… After attending one of the regular bouts as a spectator, Brandon meets, and teams up with, Drake Colby (played by Ufc champ Bisping), a former Mma champion now fighting anonymously on the underground circuit. The pair quickly make their way through the local fight circuit until »

- Phil

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Competition: Win ‘Beatdown’ on DVD

11 March 2011 8:00 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Released on DVD on March 14th by Chelsea Films, Beatdown is the directorial debut feature from top Hollywood stunt coordinator Mike Gunther (Fast Five; Iron Man 2; Star Trek; Die Hard 4). The film is a hard-hitting, mixed martial arts action-thriller starring Rudy Youngblood (Apocalypto), Susie Abromeit (I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell; Sex Drive), Eric Balfour (24) and Danny Trejo (Machete; Predators) and featuring a host of Ultimate Fighting Championship and World Wrestling Entertainment stars including Michael Bisping, Heath Herring, Michael Swick, Bobby Lashley and more.

When his brother is found brutally murdered, up-and-coming illegal streetfighter Brandon Becker (Youngblood) is called upon by the local mob to pay off his brother’s huge gambling debts within the week. Unable to meet the demand, Brandon goes on the run and winds up living with his father (Trejo) in a small redneck town on the outskirts of Austin, Texas. Taking a job »

- Phil

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Randy Couture Joins Bruce Willis and Ryan Phillippe in Set Up

9 January 2011 1:11 PM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

This is quite interesting casting news, indeed!

Randy Couture has signed on to co-star in Set Up, the upcoming action movie that already has Bruce Willis, Ryan Phillippe, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Jenna Dewan Tatum all signed on.

Movie will be directed by Mike Gunther, and it will follow:

“…a group of small time criminals who are catapulted into the middle of a diamond heist that turns deadly.”

At this moment we know that Couture will play “an enforcer who works for a local crime lord (Willis) tasked to oversee Jackson‘s character on an assignment.”

Couture has been talking about doing more acting as he winds down his Ufc career, doing small parts over the years, while also starring in The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior and also in the ensemble film The Expendables.

Gunther is directing the movie from a script he co-wrote with Mike Behrman.

Set Up »

- Fiona

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Randy Couture Joins Bruce Willis, 50 Cent & Ryan Phillippe In ‘Setup’

8 January 2011 8:14 AM, PST | | See recent Screen Rant news »

In November we mentioned that Bruce Willis and Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson might star in Mike Gunther’s first theatrical feature, Setup. We now know those two are confirmed in the film, in addition to Ryan Phillippe.

Now, news comes of Randy Couture’s involvement in the action heist movie that the director calls a “guys-guys kind of movie.” Couture has been one of the most successful Mma stars in Hollywood, having recently starred in The Expendables and is expected to return in The Expendables 2.

Setup follows a group of criminals on the hunt for revenge after a diamond heist goes wrong. According to Hollywood Reporter, Couture will play ...

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- Mike Eisenberg

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