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Playful, nauseatingly colourful and indisputably terrible, the second Charlie's Angel film was out of synch with its dark and moody times. Now it looks like a feminist masterpiece
As studios clamber to launch the first female superhero movie franchise, how quickly we forget that we had and spurned two movies featuring athletic, intelligent, near-superhuman female leads who kicked ass without letting it define their womanhood. Playful, nauseatingly colourful and indisputably terrible, the Charlie's Angels movies were made at the wrong time, in an era when action was supposed to be dark and moody, not light and fluffy. A decade or so later, and today's schlong-centric superhero output makes Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle look like a feminist masterpiece.
- Ali Gray
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 20, 2014
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
The action film stars Costner as a CIA agent known for tackling the most dangerous missions. When he finds out he’s ill and dying, he decides to quit and try to repair his relationship with his teenage daughter (Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit).
In comes CIA operative Amber Heard. She wants to bring down a ruthless terrorist, and promises Costner an experimental drug that will cure what ails him if he takes on the case. Trying not to disappoint his daughter, Costner’s Ethan Renner must hide his new mission as he tries to make amends to his family.
The project is based on Kody Keplinger's book, which follows a 17-year-old girl (Mae Whitman) who must deal with the stigma of becoming the Designated Ugly Fat Friend (The D.U.F.F.) in her group of friends. She teams up with other D.U.F.F.'s to take down their school's nefarious leader, Madison.
Ari Sandel, who won an Oscar in 2006 for his short film West Bank Story, is directing from a script by Josh A. Cagan (Bandslam). McG is producing through his Wonderland Sound and Vision company, alongside Mary Viola and Lane Shefter Bishop. Production is scheduled to begin this summer in Atlanta.
School can be a tough time for many people – especially if you’re in a Us high school film and not among the popular crowd. Arrested Development/Scott Pilgrim’s Mae Whitman is about to have that experience, entering negotiations to star in The D.U.F.F.Adapted from Kody Keplinger’s coming of age tome by Josh A. Cagan, The D.U.F.F. focuses on a high school senior who has her world rocked when she learns that she has been labelled the Designated Ugly Fat Friend, the one who never quite matches up to her prettier, more popular pals.In a drive to combat this obnoxious stereotype, she kicks off an attempt and re-invention, and leads her fellow D.U.F.F.s in a campaign to challenge the school’s chilly evil queen. Evil in this case being the smug, self-satisfied leader of the popular set, not an »
The story is centered on a high school senior whose world is turned upside down hen she learns that she has been labeled her group of friend’s Duff (designated ugly fat friend) a sidekick to her prettier more popular friends. She becomes determined to reinvent herself — and enlist her fellow DUFFs — in a scheme to overthrow the school’s evil queen.
- Dave McNary and Justin Kroll
When the agency offers him a life-saving experimental drug in exchange for one final but extremely dangerous mission, Ethan reluctantly agrees.
Secret Service field agent Ethan Renner (Kevin Costner) dedicated his life to the CIA but when he’s diagnosed with a terminal illness, he retires from his high stakes life in order to reconnect with his estranged family.
When the agency offers him a life-saving experimental drug in exchange for one final but extremely dangerous mission, he reluctantly agrees. As well as tracking down a ruthless terrorist, he takes sole responsibility for his daughter, endeavouring to complete his two toughest assignments yet.
3 Days to Kill will be released in cinemas on 20 June 2014. »
With rumours flying about a new Indiana Jones and Disney reportedly closing in on their final choices for Jj Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, the Hollywood casting machine is operating at an even higher temperature than usual.
You'll be familiar with some of these near-misses, but others are frankly astonishing. Which rapper almost took Matt Damon's role in Elysium? Which former Friends star was the first choice to front Men in Black? And why is Leonardo DiCaprio Christian Bale's nemesis? Read on...
Al Pacino - Star Wars
Pacino revealed during a Q&A session last year that the role of roguish smuggler Han Solo was "his for the taking" back in the '70s, but he turned it down because he didn't understand the script. Harrison Ford made the role iconic and ended up having his own issues with Lucas's script, famously telling the director "You can type this s**t, »
I’m going to try and not be too sarcastic with the new UK trailer for 3 Days To Kill because we all love Kevin Costner but this new look at the film directed by McG looks like a YouTube mash-up of any Tom Cruise, Liam Neeson or Matt Damon film. Heck, Costner’s lead character is even called Ethan.
But putting personal – and instant – opinion aside, 3 Days To Kill focuses on the life of Secret Service field agent Ethan Renner (Costner), who has dedicated his life to the CIA but when he’s diagnosed with a terminal illness, he retires in order to reconnect with his family but then, official synopsis time:
When the agency offers him a life-saving experimental drug in exchange for one final but extremely dangerous mission, he reluctantly agrees. As well as tracking down a ruthless terrorist, he takes sole responsibility for his daughter, endeavouring to »
- Dan Bullock
Entertainment One have released a brand new action-packed UK trailer for 3 Days to Kill, McG’s (Terminator: Salvation, This Means War) new film which was written by the team of Luc Besson and Adi Hasak.
It opened in the Us last month to mixed reviews, but the trailer paints the picture of an entertaining action flick with some stellar fight scenes, while many praised 3 Days to Kill for being just a whole lot of fun!
Secret Service field agent Ethan Renner (Kevin Costner) dedicated his life to the CIA but when he’s diagnosed with a terminal illness, he retires from his high stakes life in order to reconnect with his estranged family. When the agency offers him a life-saving experimental drug in exchange for one final but extremely dangerous mission, he reluctantly agrees. As well as tracking down a ruthless terrorist, he takes sole responsibility for his daughter, endeavouring »
- Josh Wilding
TBS has put in development Jackass Of All Trades, a male-lead comedy executive produced by John Krasinski. Penned and co-executive produced by first time tv writers Seth Fisher and Danny Mackey, Jackass Of All Trades centers on a devoted stay-at-home dad who, after landing his family in dire financial trouble, resorts to earning a living doing odd jobs off of Craigslist… very odd jobs. Krasinski and Alyson Seeger will executive produce through Sunday Night Prods. alongside Aperture Entertainment’s Adam Goldworm. Fisher wrote, directed and stars in indie Blumenthal and also recurred on The Good Wife. Mackey wrote for the second season of the Warner Bros. Digital series Aim High and also penned the feature adaptation of School Of Fear with McG attached to direct. Fisher and Mackey are repped by Paradigm and Myman Greenspan (Fisher is also with Aperture), though their deal was brokered by Apa, Aperture and and attorney Rob Szymanski. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The one-hour drama follows the life and relationships of the titular female homicide detective, played by Debra Messing. Lucas will play Jake, Laura’s soon-to-be ex-husband and also the clever cop who ends up being captain of her police precinct. The schmoozing serial cheater just needs to sign the papers for their divorce to be finalized. In the meantime, he’s stuck Laura with the responsibility of parenting their young twins.
The actor previously appeared in USA Network’s legal drama “The Firm” and has worked on numerous film projects, including 2001′s “Sweet Home Alabama,” in which his character was also under pressure to sign divorce papers.
- Andrea Seikaly
Josh Lucas is set as the male lead opposite Debra Messing in NBC’s drama pilot The Mysteries Of Laura, written by Jeff Rake and directed by McG. Based on a Spanish format, Mysteries Of Laura follows the life and relationships of Laura Diamond (Messing), a female homicide detective who can handle murderous criminals but not her hell-raising twin children. Lucas, repped by Wme and Principato-Young, will play Jake, a clever cop with keen instincts who winds up being captain in the same precinct as his soon-to-be ex-wife, Laura — ex, if only Jake would sign the papers. A serial cheater who could schmooze his way out of the electric chair, Jake’s charm and coveted “good dad” role means he deftly leaves the parenting of his young twin children entirely to Laura. Wbtv, Berlanti Prods. and Kapital Entertainment produce. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Now that Supernatural’s planted spinoff is getting some steam, the powers that be have realised that Supernatural: Tribes wasn’t such a great name and have come up with something that more accurately describes what the series will be about. Supernatural: Bloodlines is the new title and I was instantly in love with it. What makes it so much better? Considering this spinoff is supposed to be about the various mafia-esque monster families running the underbelly of Chicago, Tribes just didn’t fit quite right. But Bloodlines? Now that’s a name that sounds like crime families pitted against each other.
On top of the name change, THR reported Melissa Roxburgh was cast in the spinoff. She’ll be playing Violet, a member of Chicago’s werewolf pack. She hides her true nature due to her forbidden love for family rival David (Nathaniel Buzolic), but when she’s »
- Brody Gibson
First impressions are everything, which is why the art of the movie trailer has become the most vital tool in the film industry. A bad trailer can sour you on the best movie, but most of the time it’s the other way around. If Hollywood does anything right, it’s selling us a slow-cooked turd as delicious chocolate.
So here are Dread Central’s picks for great horror movie trailers that overshadowed their lesser films:
Exciting trailers for bad movies are a dime a dozen, but what about the ones that are shot just for marketing? You won’t find a better example of an ad eclipsing a film than the brilliant teaser for The Hills Have Eyes 2. Completely wordless with only the sounds of dragging bodies and Devendra Banhart’s “Insect Eyes,” the teaser showed more artistry and directorial flare than anything in the actual movie. »
Supernatural’s planned spinoff is starting to come together in a tangible way now that the cast is being filled. The spinoff, called Supernatural: Tribes, is going to take the series in a new direction, in a way making it a little more like The Vampire Diaries, but it will ultimately still be about hunters killing monsters. The only difference is its urban setting and the mafia-esque ruling families. Lucien Laviscount and Nathaniel Buzolic were cast in two of the most important roles in the potential series – the whole idea wouldn’t work without these two characters and these actors feel like a good fit.
The sweeping drama about monster families running the underbelly of Chicago certainly has a fun concept backing it, but the big focus needs to be on the hunter who will be trying to stop them and thus rid Chicago of everything supernatural. For that, THR »
- Brody Gibson
Imagine a med student with orange dreadlocks down to his ass during the early 1990s. Do you have that horrifying mental image yet? Any takers on who that now-famous man might be? That’s right, it’s Joseph McGinty Nichol from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Like plenty of driven young filmmakers, Nichol one day dropped out of school, packed his things and moved to Hollywood. Without any connections, he pushed his way into the industry with the help of a pizza delivery service. He put a copy of one of his music videos in a pizza box and had it delivered to an executive, who was tickled enough to give it a watch. That box of pizza gave birth to the man we all now know as McG, the director behind Charlie’s Angels, We Are Marshall, Terminator Salvation and his newest film, 3 Days to Kill. Nichol has had that nickname ever since he was a kid. In »
- Jack Giroux
Breakout Kings and Avatar alum Laz Alonso has been tapped to co-star opposite Debra Messing in NBC’s drama pilot The Mysteries Of Laura, written by Jeff Rake and directed by McG. Based on the popular Spanish series, The Mysteries Of Laura follows the life and relationships of Laura Diamond (Messing), a female homicide detective who can handle murderous criminals — but not her hell-raising twin children. Alonso, repped by ICM Partners and Thruline, plays Billy, Laura’s partner in crime. Alonso’s casting stems from a talent holding deal the network inked with him following his stint on last season drama Deception. The Mysteries of Laura is produced by Warner Bros. TV, Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Prods. and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. Related: 2014 NBC Pilots »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Chicago – As a director, Kevin Costner comes across as a patient guy who waits for the right material to come along. Considering the last movie he helmed is a little over ten years old (“Open Range”), one might also consider him picky too.
As an actor, it feels like Costner woke up one recent morning and thought, “Hey, I should do a handful of movies in a row. I’m not getting any younger!”, which is why we had that “Jack Ryan” movie last month, “3 Days to Kill” this month and next month’s “Draft Day”, with two more movies still on their way this year. Hopefully he’s planning on taking 2015 off entirely.
It might help McG, the director of “3 Days to Kill”, to take a cue from Costner the director. Here’s a guy who definitely needs to choose his next project wisely. Granted, the man born »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
The spinoff isn’t a new concept for the network, which capitalized on the success of one of its other anchor dramas, The Vampire Diaries, with spinoff series The Originals last fall. And although Nathaniel Buzolic, who once played an Original himself on The Vampire Diaries, didn’t make it to New Orleans with his fictional siblings, he has been cast as one of the leads in Supernatural: Tribes.
Along with Buzolic, Lucien Laviscount (Episodes, Skins) has also been cast as a lead in the project. You may not be familiar with his face just yet, but The CW certainly is. Laviscount was cast in a pilot for sci-fi series The Selection, which failed to make it »
- Lindsay Sperling
Title: 3 Days To Kill Director: McG (‘Charlie’s Angels,’ ‘This Means War‘) Starring: Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld (‘True Grit,’ ‘Ender’s Game’), Connie Nielsen (‘Gladiator,’ ‘Nymphomaniac: Volume I and II’) and Amber Heard (‘Paranoia,’ ‘Machete Kills‘) Effortlessly killing terrorists and thrillingly thwarting their intense, internationally planned plots to take down their enemies has always been an exciting set-up for espionage thrillers. But the personal tolls these kills have on the heroic spies who stop the dangerous criminal masterminds have rarely been explored in the action-driven dramas. Director McG’s latest entry in the genre, ’3 Days To Kill,’ is a humorous, relatable and thriving story about what happens when a successful agent [ Read More ]
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- Karen Benardello
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