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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
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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 »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (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
On Friday night, CNN hit its lowest ratings in the 25-54 demo for the 10 p.m. time slot in more than 14 years with an average of 35K viewers. Between a CNN Spotlight special on Seth MacFarlane at 10 p.m. with 42K and Unguarded with Rachel Nichols at 10:30 p.m. with just 29K, the record lows helped put CNN in fifth place overall in the primetime demo behind Fox News, Hln, CNBC and MSNBC. »
- Mediaite Staff
Friday night was no fun for either Seth MacFarlane or Jeff Zucker. The former had the beginning of what was a face-plant of a weekend with his Western comedy A Million Ways To Die In The West while the CNN boss suffered his news network’s worst result in the 10 Pm slot in 14 years. Scratching with an average of just 35,000 viewers among Adults 25-54, CNN dropped hard to a snake belly level not seen since May 9, 2000. Back on that very quiet Tuesday night during the last year of the Bill Clinton’s Presidency, the cable news network had 33,000 viewers among the news demo. The all-time low for CNN in the 10 Pm slot was on June 16, 1999 when it sunk to 32,000 among the 25-54s on a Wednesday night. Related: DeadlineNow: ‘Malefiecent’ Drubs ‘A Million Ways To Die In The West’ In Box Office Blowout (Video) Unlike its competitors, CNN didn’t »
- DOMINIC PATTEN
From the Press Release
After she is drugged and abducted, Jamie (Rachel Nichols; Star Trek, "Continuum") awakens to find herself in a concrete bunker, where she meets fellow abductee Sabrina (stuntwoman-turned-action star Zoe Bell; Death Proof, Kill Bill, Oblivion). Before long the two women discover that they are in a modern-day coliseum, where they and 48 other women have »
- Steve Barton
We have an exclusive deleted scene from the genre-busting breakout film Raze, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and explodes onto DVD today, May 20, from IFC Midnight. In this action/horror film, it's a battle to the death, with every woman for herself, in a take-no-prisoners action epic. Watch as Zoe Bell's Sabrina comforts some of the other abductees, asking them about their fighting background in this extended moment you can't see anywhere else.
After she is drugged and abducted, Jamie (Rachel Nichols) awakens to find herself in a concrete bunker where she meets fellow abductee Sabrina (Zoe Bell). Before long the two women discover that they are in a modern-day coliseum, where they and 48 other women have been selected to fight to the death in order to save both themselves and their loved ones. Co-starring genre favorites Doug Jones and Sherilyn Fenn with an appearance by Rosario Dawson, »
Having had a limited theatrical run back in January, Josh C. Waller's Raze has finally landed on DVD today and IFC is debuting the trailer for the home video release right here on Shock Till You Drop! Check it out in the player below. After she is drugged and abducted, Jamie (Rachel Nichols) awakens to find herself…
- Spencer Perry
There is nothing complicated about Josh Waller's "Raze." It's a straight up genre flick, but served with a twist, putting women in the ass-kicking lead roles in the space that's usually reserved for men. And that gives the film a certain flavor you might want to check out as it heads to home video. Starring Zoe Bell ("Death Proof," "Planet Terror") and Rachel Nichols ("Conan The Barbarian," "G.I. Joe: The Rise Of The Cobra"), the story centers on Jamie, who awakens to find herself in a concrete bunker where she meets fellow abductee Sabrina. The women soon discover that they are in a modern-day coliseum where they and 48 other women have been selected to fight to the death, and only one can survive. It's harrowing stuff and it won't be easy to escape, and as you'll see in this exclusive deleted scene, trying to earn sympathy will only »
- Kevin Jagernauth
“TV is more of a master to serve because you have this incredible schedule of production and post-production,” observes Simon Barry who wrote the feature screenplay for The Art of War (2000) starring Wesley Snipes (Blade), and is the creator and showrunner for Continuum [Showcase, 2012 to present]. “It’s close to the bone in regards to the time you have to make, get the show out and give it to the network. TV has a higher pace but film can be just as gruelling in terms of the demands of filming and the problems that have to be solved.” There is no two year wait to have an episode appear on the small screen. “It is a quick turnaround which in some »
- Trevor Hogg
When told that she had a spooky resemblance to Clarice Starling which only added to The Silence of the Lambs (1991) vibe to a TV series where Rachel Nichols [Conan the Barbarian] portrayed a FBI profiler hunting down serial killers, the actress laughs, “That’s so funny you said that! It happened a lot when I was younger. The one person people ever said that I looked like was Jodie Foster. When Tim Minear [Firefly] came on to retool the original pilot of The Inside [Fox, 2005] that was his inspiration. He said, ‘Jodie Foster and The Silence of the Lambs.’ She has always been one of my absolute favourites. I adore that comment because that was exactly what we were going for. I loved the show and working on it. It got the short end of the stick because with actors Peter Coyote [Sphere] and Adam Baldwin [Full Metal Jacket], and Tim Minear writing the show it could have been so much more. »
- Trevor Hogg
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