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Girl on girl beat 'em up movie 'Raze' has been around for a few months now, enjoying a theatrical, VOD and DVD audience. And unless you've been living under a rock or haven't yet managed to check it out your luck may have just changed. 'Raze', from director Josh C. Waller and starring action gal Zoe Bell ('Death Proof') and the deliriously hot Rachel Nichols ('The Amityville Horror', 'P2'), will begin a months run over on Showtime. It'll begin showing tonight at 12:00 midnight, 19 August and run through to 12 September. The movie stars a whole host of female fighting performances from those including Rebecca Marshall ('Saw 3D'), Tracie Thoms ('Death Proof'), Sherilyn Fenn ('Twin Peaks'), Tara Macken ('The Hunger Games'), Adrienne Wilkinson, Nicole Steinwedell ('The Unit'), Bailey Borders, Allene Quincy, »
Here's the thing... if you missed Raze (review) in theatres, VOD, or DVD, then you seriously missed one of the most ass-kickin' films of the year. So listen up! The flick is hitting cable! Now you have no excuse!
From the Press Release
Raze follows a mysteriously abducted Sabrina (Zoë Bell; Inglourious Basterds), who finds herself in an underground lair led by Joseph (Doug Jones; Hellboy) and Elizabeth (Sherilyn Fenn; "Twin Peaks"), forced to do battle with other innocents for the amusement of unseen spectators. Each of these reluctant warriors has something to lose, but only one will remain when the game is done.
- Steve Barton
Ahead of its UK home-entertainment release next month, Anchor Bay has dropped a new trailer for the action thriller Tokarev starring Nicolas Cage; check it out after the official synopsis, and read our review of the film here…
Nicolas Cage stars in this action-packed thriller as Paul Maguire, a reformed criminal living a simple life as a family man and husband. But Paul is about to discover you can never truly outlive your sins. His new life falls apart when his daughter is kidnapped in an apparent act of revenge for the crimes of his youth. Bringing together his old crew, Paul wages war on the Russian mafia and will stop at nothing to deal out his own personal brand of justice.
- Gary Collinson
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Masters of Sex, True Blood, Teen Wolf and Chasing Life!
1 | From The Killing Episode 3: Wouldn’t Linden have seen Skinner’s wife’s car outside the cabin, when she went to lob the cell phone into the lake?
2 | Between that scene in Outlander (above photo) and that scene in Masters of Sex, wasn’t it a great week to be a female TV character?
3 | Speaking of Masters of Sex, anyone else dreading »
Here’s the thing about the novel, at least the first one in Diana Gabaldon’s series (and I say this understanding the instant hatred I will earn): it’s tripe. The bare-bones plot of Gabaldon’s series is fantastic – a fiery 1950′s nurse who time-travels back to 18th century Scotland, is plunged into the conflict there, and falls in love with a Scottish warrior? You’ve got romance, time-travel, a fantasy element, war, and not one but two wildly disparate time periods to draw on. It’s literary gold.
Which made it all the more disappointing that Gabaldon buried what could have been a genuinely gripping saga in over-ripe prose that relied largely on long, rambling descriptions of nature occasionally interspersed with actual events. The romantic dialogue, while passable, certainly didn’t leap off the page, and I was genuinely mystified after reading the first novel as to »
- Claire Hellar
Nicholas Cage is set to unleash his heart-stopping thriller, ‘Rage,’ on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on Tuesday. The action crime film, which will be distributed on home release by Image Entertainment, was directed by ‘The Appeared’ helmer, Paco Cabezas, and written by ‘Giallo’ co-scribes, Jim Agnew and Sean Keller. Besides Cage, the movie also stars Rachel Nichols, Danny Glover and Aubrey Peeples. The following synopsis for ‘Rage,’ whose home release also includes the special features, ‘The Making of Rage’ and deleted scenes, has been released: ‘Rage’ tells the story of Paul Maguire (Cage), a respectable businessman and loving father living a peaceful life, until his violent past comes back [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including The Killing, The Big Bang Theory, Pretty Little Liars and Defiance!
1 | How do you think Amanda Walsh — who played the female lead in the original, unaired Big Bang Theory pilot — feels about this week’s $90 million news?
Related Scoop on Once, NCIS, Sleepy Hollow, The Originals, Shameless, The Middle and More
2 | Why, again, didn’t The Strain’s Dr. Goodweather escalate the epidemic emergency with his bosses upon seeing what Captain Redfern was capable of… »
The Television Academy Foundation has announced the listings for its annual Emmy Season Auction.
Running now through July 31, the fundraiser gives television fans an exclusive chance to win VIP tickets to “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” signed merchandise from hit television shows, and even the chance to attend the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards as well as the Governors Ball – a prize already boasting a bid of nearly five thousand dollars.
Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Television Academy Foundation, which administers educational and archival programs such as the Archive of American Television.
The auction will take place through eBay Giving Works.
Items up for auction include:
2 tickets to the 66th Emmy® Awards and Governors Ball 2 tickets to view the 66th Emmy® Awards Red Carpet arrivals, with front row seating 2 VIP tickets to “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” 2 VIP tickets to a taping of “Conan” 2 VIP tickets to “The Talk” – plus show mugs, »
- Shelli Weinstein
Nicolas Cage has done a great job choosing roles lately, with great turns in films like David Gordon Green’s Joe and the Paco Cabezas revenge film, Rage (formerly titled Tokarev). The latter, an exceptionally written and directed take on how one’s past can and most likely Will catch up with them is set to hit DVD/Bluray this August 12th, via Image Entertainment. Having seen the film earlier this year, on its VOD run (here), we can definitely vouch for this one, as it’s a pretty intense and emotional, tough as nails thriller. If Cage keeps putting out films like these, then the internet meme persona he’s unfortunately acquired in recent years can finally fade away, making people realize that he’s an exceptional actor (you’re lying if you say that you’re not a fan of Raising Arizona, and his Oscar-winning performance in Leaving Las Vegas »
- Jerry Smith
Do you have access to locations in one of our nation’s great Southern states? And connections with a catering company capable of feeding a cast and crew for two maybe three weeks of shooting? And a few thousand dollars (estimated) to pay for it all? If so, then you too can make a Nicolas Cage™ movie starring Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage™! I kid because I care, and anyway, it’s not as if he’s John Cusack. Yet. Paul Maguire (Nicolas Cage) is a respectable, successful developer raising a daughter with his new wife Vanessa (Rachel Nichols), but his seemingly perfect life is thrown into chaos when a night out ends with a visit from the police and the discovery that his daughter Caitlin (Aubrey Peeples) has been abducted. Suspicion immediately falls on men from Paul’s past — a past where he was anything but respectable. With the help of two old friends Paul goes »
- Rob Hunter
When an ex-mobster’s daughter is found dead, the repressed return with a vengeance that feels more like a whimper in “Rage,” a silly and shopworn Nicolas Cage action vehicle that plays like a poor man’s “Taken,” “Mystic River” and “A History of Violence” rolled into one. Proficiently made but fatally unpersuasive in its portrayal of internecine gang warfare, this thuggish melodrama piles on the foreign accents and paint-by-numbers brutality, all served up with a grim, operatic self-seriousness that gives Cage’s antihero little room to maneuver. Spanish genre helmer Paco Cabezas’ English-language debut will find a few fans on VOD, where it’s rolling out simultaneously with its limited theatrical release.
Commercially and, er, culturally speaking, “Rage” is unlikely to do for Cage what the “Taken” movies have done for Liam Neeson; as scripted by James Agnew and Sean Keller (who previously collaborated on Dario Argento’s ill-fated »
- Justin Chang
Cage Against the Machine: Cabezas’ English Debut Labors Through Borrowed Themes
Playing like the cheap echo of David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence, director Paco Cabezas flaunts his English language debut on the haunches of the increasingly erratic reputation of Nicolas Cage. Another brick in the growing pile of fecal matter from the unwavering Cage saga, Cabezas retools basic genre themes (you’ll probably be reminded of Taken at some point in the mix) for a film that plays like it could just as well be the third part of a trilogy including Cage’s turns in strikingly similar B fare like Roger Donaldson’s Seeking Justice or Simon West’s Stolen. To his credit, Cabezas’ Rage is no worse than the offerings of these more accomplished directors, but that doesn’t make the experience of it any more worth your while. Painstakingly generic, one only wishes it would »
- Nicholas Bell
A weekly feature in which we spotlight shining stars
The Performer | Susan Lucci
The Show | Devious Maids
The Episode | “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”
The Airdate | June 22, 2014
The Performance | There’s nothing funny about a life-threatening kidney disorder — unless, of course, that illness happens to befall Devious Maids‘ Genevieve Delatour. In that case, it’s hysterical.
Lucci has always balanced Maids‘ unorthodox regiment of comedy and drama, but never as successfully as in Sunday’s episode, which finally found the widowed millionaire confronting her mother about making her life a living hell. Did we mention her mother is played by Oscar nominee June Squibb? »
Kiera battles old friends by allying with former enemies. Alec stands on the precipice of power with one man in his way. A season’s worth of choices come down to one. unbelieveable. moment. Starring: Rachel Nichols, Victor Webster, Erik Knudsen and Lexa Doig. LEEE777 - "Last Minute" finale airs tonight at 9pm Et on Showcase (Canada) and on Syfy (States) June 27, at 10pm Et/9pm Ct. I'm personally looking forward to this and urge anyone to play catch up if you haven't been following this great show. Also yes, it does have a comic book. »
Director: Josh C. Waller. Writers: Robert Beaucage, Kenny Gage and Josh C. Waller. Cast: Zoë Bell, Rachel Nichols, Tracie Thoms and Bruce Thomas. The female prison movies of the '60s and '70s focused on sexploitation. In these films, semi-naked shower scenes and brawls were plentiful. But, the filmmakers of Raze have chosen to alter this genre from the sexy to the blood-filled. In Raze, several characters partake in an all women fighting tournament, which lasts until there is only one survivor. Director Josh C. Waller and the writing team of Robert Beaucage and Kenny Gage have created a thrilling action focused tale, here. Dramatic elements and characterizations are relegated to a few scenes of dialogue and flashbacks. Instead of focusing exclusively on the characters and story, Raze deals with one woman's struggle out of bloodsport and her battle with psychopathic tournament directors. Raze's violent visual spectacle is »
- email@example.com (Michael Allen)
In this new cinematic age of movie team-ups and giant ensembles like Marvel's The Avengers and DC Comics' Justice League, it makes sense that Hasbro might bring together its two biggest properties for one giant movie experience. Well, don't hold your breath waiting for a Transformers/G.I. Joe movie crossover anytime soon. Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura doesn't believe the stars will ever align in order to make this happen.
When asked by MTV about the prospects of Hasbro's toy giants coming together on the big screen, the producer had this to say:
"We haven't spent a moment on it. I know they did it in the comic books, but I think the reality that we're looking at is...It's hard enough to figure out how to do it alone and [then] trying to figure out how to do it together...I don't think that it's as organic as people think. »
Stars: Zoe Bell, Rachel Nichols, Doug Jones, Sherilyn Fenn, Adrienne Wilkinson, Tracie Thoms, Rebecca Marshall, Bailey Anne Borders, Rosario Dawson | Written by Robert Beaucage | Directed by Josh C. Waller
Produced by its star, stuntwoman turned actress Zoe Bell, Raze has seemingly been “coming soon” for an eternity. I distinctly remember first reading about it way back in 2011 and it’s only now, some three years later, that the film is finally seeing the light of day here in the UK. It’s been a long wait but it has Definitely been worth it!
Raze follows kickboxer Sabrina (Bell), who wakes up to find herself in an underground bunker. Soon she realizes that this bunker is actually a modern day coliseum of sorts, where, along with 48 other women, they are condemned to fight each other to the death. The game organizers, turn their kidnapping victims into violent femmes by threatening to »
- Phil Wheat
Director: Josh C. Waller
Running time: 99 minutes
Advertised as having a large female cast, Raze was definitely a title to watch under the judgement of any feminist viewers. However, labelled under the ‘exploitation’ genre, with a narrative containing an extreme amount of violence, the film takes a turn into crazy, nearly-unbelievable town.
Beginning with a blacked-out screen, a message appears detailing how 350,000 American women go missing every year, and that a lot of them are never to be seen again. This then cuts away to a noisy bar scene, with a young couple (and our first female victim) flirting to their hearts’ content. However, when Jamie (Nichols) awakens in a darkened tunnel, and comes face-to-face with the solemn Sabrina, she soon realizes that her evening hadn’t gone completely to plan. Welcome to the coliseum, run »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
I presume that Raze was pitched as Girlfight meets Saw, since that’s the most apt way to describe this pseudo-horror film. After awaking from a mediocre date, Jamie (Rachel Nichols) realizes that she’s been abducted. Imprisoned in the underground bunker with her are a group of women who share a similar fate as hers. The woman must fight each other to the death in order to not only survive but also save the lives of their loved ones whom their captors are threatening.
- John Keith
Coming to theaters on July 11, and on VOD on June 10, 2014 is director Paco Cabezas' action/thriller titled Rage, which boasts Nicolas Cage, Rachel Nichols and Danny Glover in its starring cast. Penned by Jim Agnew and Sean Keller, Rage's synopsis reads:Paul Maguire is a respectable businessman and loving father living a peaceful life…until his violent past comes back to haunt him. When his teenage daughter is taken from their home, Paul rounds up his old crew to help him find her…by any means necessary. His search for justice leads Paul down a dark and bloody path of revenge, betrayal and long buried secrets. Cage stars as Paul Maguire. Danny »
- Tambay A. Obenson
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