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"The Women; Heroine" was hands down, the best episode of Elementary Season 1, if not the best finale I have seen this season on television. It featured all of the twists and endings that season enders should possess.
If there was a way I could rate this a 10 out 5, I would. I am just so completely satisfied with this finale and with this whole season. What a joy it has been to have been apart of it and to share it all with TV Fanatic.
Last week, we were taken aback by the the major plot twist that Irene Adler is indeed alive. How could the possibly top such a reveal? Easy:
Irene Adler is indeed Moriarty.
My jaw is still in pain from hitting the floor so hard. The fact that Moriarty used Irene Adler against Sherlock to break his heart, put him into a drug stint, force him to »
- email@example.com (Kate Brooks)
Dominic Fumusa is headed to CBS.
The actor - best known for his role on Nurse Jackie as the title character's ex-husband, below - will guest star on the Elementary Season 1 finale as Mr. Gerard, the bodyguard of a Greek politician (played by Arnold Vosloo).
Look for Sherlock, as you might expect, to discover that Fumusa's character is protecting both his client and some has secrets.
The two-hour Elementary finale airs on May 16 and will include both flashbacks to Irene Adler and a storyline based around Moriarty.
TV Guide first broke this piece of Elementary casting news. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Richenthal)
With Moriarty on the loose and playing a major role in Elementary’s two-hour finale – he may be operating in New York – you would think he would be the big villain Sherlock Holmes would have to tangle with in the CBS procedural’s first season finale. While it’s true Moriarty will have a presence in the finale, I’m thinking he will merely cast his shadow on the events. He will definitely be behind all the madness, but he won’t be directly involved. Instead, Holmes will tango with a different villain, someone who is not to be underestimated. For such a role, an actor who is appropriately frightening is required. Enter Arnold Vosloo.
Best known as the villain Imhotep in The Mummy, Vosloo will portray Christos Theophilus, a Greek shipping magnate with a criminal past and whom Sherlock believes is in league with Moriarty. Executive producer Rob Doherty »
- Brody Gibson
Red-y for a peek at Pretty Little Liars‘ fourth season?
ABC Family has unveiled an all-new poster touting the addictive drama’s upcoming run (bowing June 11) — and we suspect it will leave fans with more than a few questions.
Related | Ravenswood Cast — Pretty Little Liars Spin-Off News
Not unlike previous Pll promo campaigns, the shot finds our four Liars front and center, only this time with each of the gals wearing — gasp! — a red coat. Could one of our leading ladies actually be the jacketed ‘A’ Team leader?
Take a peek at the shot below, then hit the comments with your theories. »
- Megan Masters
Irene Adler is not the only major character on her way to Elementary.
With Natalie Dormer booked for this key role, TV Guide now reports that Arnold Vosloo will guest star on the show's May 16 finale, coming on board as a villain Sherlock with possible ties to Moriarty.
The actor - best known for portraying Imhotep in The Mummy, above - will play a Greek shipping magnate named Christos Theophilus.
While the character's exact role and motives are not known at this time, it's been confirmed that Moriarty will be at the center of the two-hour season finale when it's discovered that he may be operating in New York City. »
- email@example.com (Matt Richenthal)
Stars: Channing Tatum, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Arnold Vosloo, Byung-hun Lee, RZA, D.J. Cotrona, Joseph Mazzello, Bruce Willis, Adrianne Palicki, Walton Goggins, Elodie Yung | Written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick | Directed by Jon M. Chu
G.I. Joe: Retaliation has been in UK cinemas for a little over week now and I’m only just getting round to my review. Why? Well I wanted to see the film a few times before putting anything down on (virtual) paper, as I wanted to make sure my first instincts were right. And they were… I’m disappointed.
I was expecting great things from G.I. Joe: Retaliation and maybe that’s the problem. As a huge fan of the original movie (I can safely say that amongst the movie bloggers I read and am acquainted with I am seriously in the minority when I say that) I was looking forward to what looked to be, »
- Phil Wheat
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G.I. Joe: Retaliation features the G.I. Joe Team coming into a conflict with Zartan, Storm Shadow and Firefly, all serving under the newly released Cobra Commander. Zartan (who is still impersonating the President of the United States) frames all G.I. Joe operatives as traitors to the United States, exterminating most of them and leaving a small group of survivors. Zartan and the Commander now have all the world leaders under Cobra’s control, with their advanced warheads aimed at innocent populaces around the world. Badly beaten, outnumbered and outgunned, the Joes make a desperate plan to overthrow Cobra Commander and take back the world, with their secret »
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Trevor Hogg chats with production visual effects supervisor James Madigan; visual effects supervisors Bill George, Thad Beier, Ollie Rankin, Vince Cirelli, Mark Larranaga, and Zachary Kinnery; executive visual effects supervisor Payam Shohadai, visual effects producer Steven Swanson, and digital production manager Michael Perdew about bringing a gritty realism to G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Beware there are spoilers....
Lorenzo di Bonaventura At the end of making Red (2010), producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Stardust) presented his visual effects supervisor for the cinematic adaptation with a script intended to be the sequel to G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009). “I loved it,” recalls James Madigan (Iron Man 2) who went on to have conservations with the producers and Paramount about G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013). “The first question I asked them was, ‘Being this is a franchise is the look and feel of the first Joe which made the film a bit cartoony something we’re looking »
The Movie: G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) Studio: Paramount Pictures Director: Jon M. Chu Starring: Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock, Jonathan Pryce as President, Byung-hun Lee as Storm Shadow, Elodie Yung as Jinx, Ray Stevenson as Firefly, D.J. Cotrona as Flint, Adrianne Palicki as Jaye, Channing Tatum as Duke, Ray Park as Snake Eyes, Luke Bracey as Cobra Commander, Walton Goggins as Warden Nigel James, Arnold Vosloo as Zartan, Joseph Mazzello as Mouse and RZA as Blind Master Screenwriters: Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick RottenTomatoes: 29% MetaCritic: 42/100 Snippet from My Review: (read my full review here) Of the few defenders of 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, many liked to say it took them back to their childhood. In my mind that means they were taken back to the days of Osh-Kosh B'Gosh and when eating anything off the ground seemed plausible. By comparison, G.I. Joe: Retaliation will also take you back to your childhood, »
- Brad Brevet
With G.I. Joe: Retaliation tracking an impressive $100 million + opening at the global box office this weekend, there's a good chance we'll be seeing further big-screen adventures for the Real American Heroes, but could that involve a crossover with Paramount Pictures' other big Hasbro property Transformers? According to producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura it's unlikely at this point in time, but he's not going as far as ruling it out entirely:
"I guess it's possible. At this moment I [would] resist it," di Bonaventura told CinemaBlend. "I don't know necessarily why, but I just think there's so much that's so rich in the mythologies that I don't think they need to draw from the other. I don't rule it out. It's not to say you couldn't do it well, but both these properties have such rich mythologies with so many characters, that you could [make] a lot of movies before you start running »
- Flickering Myth
This pumped up movie based on the Hasbro toy soldier line is dull, humourless and aggressive
It would be nice to report that this movie, based on the Hasbro toy soldier line, was amiably daft or engagingly silly. But actually it's dull and aggressive, steroidally humourless with a semi-coherent plot detour taking us among the ninjas of the misty/mystic Orient – all presumably to target Asian markets. There's also some pretty serious National Rifle Association porn effectively aimed at the same youngsters pestering their mums and dads for the action figures. British audiences may be disconcerted at the fact that our humble capital city suffers in the course of the action, though this doesn't in the end seem to disturb anyone much. The good guys unlock their weapon stash with the code 1-7-7-6, incidentally. (Could it be that gun-control limey Piers Morgan is making anti-Brit rhetoric fashionable?) Dwayne Johnson »
- Peter Bradshaw
G.I. Joe: Retaliation, 2013.
Directed by Jon M. Chu.
Starring Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Lee Byung-hun, D.J. Cotrona, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Ray Stevenson, Elodie Yung, RZA, Joseph Mazzello, Arnold Vosloo, Walton Goggins and Channing Tatum.
When Cobra takes control of the Us government and orders G.I. Joe destroyed, a small team of Joes led by Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson) seek help from the original Joe, General Joseph Colton (Bruce Willis), and hatch a plan to win back the White House and defeat the evil terrorist organisation.
I was mildly entertained by the Joes' first big screen outing in 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. I wouldn't go as far as to say I enjoyed the film, but I enjoyed it as much as possible, considering that Stephen Sommers' name was on the credits. Sure I thought it had its faults, plenty of them, but in »
- Flickering Myth
Director: Jon M. Chu Writers: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick Starring: Lee Byung-hun, D.J. Cotrona, Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, RZA, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum, Arnold Vosloo, Bruce Willis, Elodie Yung Some films challenge us to ponder important social issues, question various belief systems, and/or motivate us into looking deeper at the fundamental concepts of understanding human nature...and some films are based on Hasbro toys from the 1980s. I'm not a person that believes in "guilty pleasures" when it comes to movies. Call me crazy, but I like to be entertained by entertainment, and that's why I loved 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra...and that's why I was super stoked to watch Retaliation. I'm not sure if rehashing the plot really matters for a G.I. Joe movie review but I'll give it to you real quick anyway: (Please skip the next paragraph if »
- Corey Corcoran
After three terrible Transformers films and one G.I. Joe movie that failed more often than it succeeded, I was pretty convinced that I would never be satisfied with a live action interpretation of a property that meant so much to me as a kid.
The latest attempt to right this quickly sinking ship is GI Joe: Retaliation, a sequel to 2009's G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra. Retaliation picks up months after the events at the end of the first film, with Cobra Commander and Destro in federal custody and the G.I. Joe team continuing as a Special Forces military unit that is called in to handle the "tough jobs" when the regular military just can't handle it.
Duke (Channing Tatum) and Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson) are best friends (I guess the whole Marlon Wayans as Wallace 'Ripcord' Weems thing never happened... lord knows I've tried to forget him) and brothers in arms. »
Yo Joe...again! After Stephen Sommers' hokier-than-thou blockbuster G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra - even that title shrieks hokey - there wasn't much they could have done to turn fans off of a live-action, G.I. Joe franchise more. Thankfully, Hasbro and company took a different approach with G.I. Joe: Retaliation, a follow-up that plays harder, faster, and a much more exciting game than its predecessor. It's no more intelligent, and any series coherency you might have been expecting from the first film is shot all to hell. But Retaliation aims to deliver some stylishly explosive action, something it does over and over again. Read on! Taking place an undisclosed time after The Rise of Cobra, Retaliation still finds the villainous Zartan (Arnold Vosloo) posing as our beloved Commander in Chief (Jonathan Pryce). Aiming for world domination under the control of the evil organization, Cobra, Zartan orders the destruction of the G. »
- Jeremy Kirk
Chicago – “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” is the kind of dumb summer action blockbuster that works in the season when the kids aren’t in school and the movie theater is used as an excuse to get in the air conditioning as much as see anything approaching filmmaking. It nearly works in March. Nearly. There are some great action sequences, some fun performances, and the kind of macho nonsense that appealed to the 13-year-old boy inside of me who never grew up. At the same time, there’s a plot that makes almost No sense, clunky plotting, and horrendous 3D converting after the fact that makes the fight choreography look awful. So, it comes down to how forgiving you are of the latter and how much you’re itching to see the former. When I say, “dumb fun,” do you focus on the first word or the second one? That will determine »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Here’s a film with a lot stacked against it. Stephen Sommers’ execrable G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra opened to a critic-wide drubbing and barely cracked $300m at the box office which, for a film costing almost $200m, isn’t exactly a glowing endorsement for a sequel.
Somehow, the star-studded follow-up, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, has finally made it to our screens, incredulously receiving a budget in excess of the original’s, while the majority of critics will be going in dubious over a 9-month release delay, reportedly to add 3D to the film, though rumoured to largely be re-shoots in order to take advantage of Channing Tatum’s fast rise to fanfare last year.
It would be remiss to call G.I. Joe a particularly good film by any conventional standard, but it is a fun, breezy time at the cinema and a massive improvement over the original in terms of direction, »
- Shaun Munro
Check out photos and video from the G.I. Joe: Retaliation London press conference Here. In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. The film stars D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum with Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson. Directed Jon M. Chu, and produced by Lorenzo di Bonventura and Brian Goldner, from screenplay by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick based on Hasbro’s G.I Joe characters. Starring: Channing Tatum as Duke Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock Bruce Willis as General Joseph Colton Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye Ray Park as Snake Eyes Lee Byung-hun as Storm Shadow Ray Stevenson as Firefly RZA as Blind Master Arnold Vosloo as Zartan D.J. Cotrona as Flint Elodie Yung as Jinx Stephen Martines as Cross-Country »
If you're going to make a movie designed to sell toys, you may as well show how much fun it is to play with them. Although almost none of the original characters remain, G.I. Joe: Retaliation continues the spirit of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra by happily embracing big vehicles and weapons to deliver set pieces on steroids that never feel overbearing. It's not a particularly smart movie or one with compelling characters, but without any irony it takes one of the villain's lines to heart: "America likes the guy who blows stuff up." The evil organization Cobra has their Master of Disguise, Zartan (Arnold Vosloo), impersonating the President (Jonathan Pryce), and is using his power to set up plans for world domination (a true evil organization doesn't play small ball). Zartan quickly moves to eliminate the G.I. Joes, and only three manage to survive: Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson »
- Matt Goldberg
Title: G.I. Joe: Retaliation Director: Jon Chu Starring: D.J. Cotrona, Adrianne Palicki, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Byung-hun Lee, Channing Tatum, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Ray Stevenson, Bruce Willis, Arnold Vosloo, Elodie Yung, Walton Goggins A disjointed exercise in cosplay action theatrics that evidences the worst instincts of cobbled-together Hollywood overindulgence, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” by and large ditches the characters of its first big screen iteration, 2009′s “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” in favor of a new story of square-jawed elite military defense against terrorism. It may well make a good chunk of money, but it’s hard to imagine anyone getting particularly, legitimately passionate about this flick, which awkwardly attempts to service [ Read More ]
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