1-20 of 198 items from 2017 « Prev | Next »
- Max Evry
The Wall is a psychological thriller that pits a U.S. Army spotter versus one of the most deadly Iraqi insurgent snipers in the middle of the desert. Directed by Doug Liman and written by Dwain Worrell this film takes place in 2007 and follows a sniper tandem played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and John Cena led into a trap by an Iraqi sniper. The duo are sent to investigate an insurgent attack on a pipeline construction site only to find that it was a trap set up by the most deadliest Iraqi sniper in history.
The majority of this movie takes place in a single set with Aaron Taylor-Johnson hiding behind a wall from a deadly sniper that has mortally wounded his partner. With his radio shot and low on water it becomes a battle of wits and time for survival. At the end of this movie you will feel more »
- Michael Connally
Two major releases open in theaters later this week, but before that happens, we've got digital and Blu-ray picks to liven up your summer. We also have a few selections from the streaming and television worlds to anticipate. Digital The Lion King: Disney's animated classic returns to home video, accompanied by more than three hours of bonus material. It debuts on digital platforms (including FandangoNOW) only on Tuesday, two weeks ahead of a Blu-ray release on August 29. Blu-rays Alien: Covenant: A colony ship lands on a planet that is deceptively dangerous. Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup and Danny McBride star; Ridley Scott directed the latest installment in the franchise. The Wall: Aaron Taylor-Johnson and John Cena...
Read More »
- Peter Martin
Director Michael Dougherty (Krampus) is hard at work on Godzilla 2 right now, which is currently slated for release on March 22, 2019. The movie is going to do a lot for hardcore fans of the franchise by bringing on some classic kaiju from the history of the series with Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah joining up with the King of the Monsters. Now, Dougherty has revealed a new set photo that appears to be teasing a major connection to the original 1954 Godzilla movie.
Michael Dougherty recently took to Twitter in order to post a photo from the set of Godzilla 2 that doesn't feature any monsters in it, but is definitely a (potentially) big deal. Those who have seen the original Godzilla will likely recognize the weapon depicted in the photo as the Oxygen Destroyer, a weapon that removes oxygen from whatever body of water it is placed in and was used to »
After having seen Doug Liman‘s latest film, “The Wall” starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson an John Cena, I couldn’t help, but start thinking about the writer-director’s track record and how great his hits to misses ratio has been so far in his 18 year career. No small feat, given the current climate of today’s blockbuster-crazed Hollywood standards, Liman is still delvering his own creative vision on-screen and doing so with limited attention directed towards it.
- Jordan Ruimy
One year ago, the Democratic National Convention was buzzing with celebrities like Meryl Streep, Lena Dunham, and Elizabeth Banks. But none of them had closer proximity to the candidate than Chloë Grace Moretz, who took the stage 45 minutes before Hillary Clinton.
“It was one of the happiest moments of my life, that’s for sure,” recalls Moretz, 20, on a recent afternoon, sitting with her two-month-old pug, Ruby. The actress had such a plum spot at the DNC because organizers were hoping she’d reach first-time millennial voters.
Moretz has something in common with her multitasking generation: She knows what it’s like to burn out as a teenager. After appearing in dozens of movies since she was a pint-size kid, Moretz realized at 18 that she needed a yearlong break. She left her home in Los Angeles for a solitary vacation in Tulum, Mexico, embarked on a few road trips, dated and spent time with her friends — a »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Author: Stefan Pape
With a staggeringly impressive back catalogue of movies to his name, Doug Liman has returned to his roots somewhat with his latest endeavour The Wall – a lower-budget affair driven the characters that inhabit this brutal landscape.
We discusses the appeal of this narrative, and the pressure that derives from depicting modern warfare. We then got onto the subject of Live Die Repeat and Repeat – a sequel to the immensely popular Edge of Tomorrow. Liman explains what compelled him to return to this world, why the studio weren’t quite so keen to begin with – and exactly why he believes this film will be ever better than the original. On the subject of sequels, he also discusses why he never made a follow-up to Swingers, though admitted it was a thought that crossed his mind…
So what was it about this screenplay which appealed to you as a director and storyteller? »
- Stefan Pape
Review by Matthew Turner
Set in 2007 – at the tail-end of the war, with Bush having declared victory – the film effectively takes place at a single location. When Army Ranger sharpshooter Sgt Shane Matthews (WWE star John Cena) and his spotter, Sgt Allen “Eyes” Isaac (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) arrive at the scene of a distress call, they discover eight bodies (including civilians and their military liaison officers) lying dead near an unfinished pipeline. After observing the area from a distance for the past 24 hours, Matthews believes it is safe and approaches the bodies, only to take a hit from an unseen sniper that leaves him severely wounded.
Isaac rushes to help, »
The Netflix film will see Pine as Robert the Bruce, the Scottish king and national hero who led his country during the First War of Scottish Independence against England. Taylor-Johnson will take on the role of James Douglas (initially earmarked for Pine’s Hell or High Water co-star Ben Foster), Robert’s right-hand man. Production on the film is slated to begin this August in Scotland.
Taylor-Johnson was most recently seen in Doug Liman’s Iraq War thriller The Wall. Pine meanwhile will next be seen in Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time, and has just signed on to reunite with his Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins on the TV series One Day She’ll Darken. »
- Amie Cranswick
This stripped-back three-hander from Doug Liman, director of the Bourne trilogy and Edge of Tomorrow, is set in Iraq in 2007. Aaron Taylor-Johnson plays a shrill American soldier, badly wounded and trapped behind a crumbling low wall as his partner (John Cena) lays unconscious at the mercy of an enemy sniper. It’s an interesting premise, with moments of tension and visceral gore, but Taylor-Johnson’s performance isn’t strong enough to rescue the film from lengthy stretches of banality. A dusty, beige palette offers no respite from the dullness and the film’s central question – “The war is over. You’re still here. Why?” – is only asked in its last reel.
Continue reading »
- Simran Hans
Ryan Lambie Simon Brew Jul 31, 2017
Director Doug Liman has two films arriving in UK cinemas in the space of a month. Now playing is The Wall, his impressive, smaller movie starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson. And then he’s reteamed with Tom Cruise for American Made that we’ll see in August.
See related Luc Besson interview: Valerian, sci-fi, Adele Blanc-Sec Valerian review
He’s due to reteam with Cruise again too for Edge Of Tomorrow 2, that'll be going by the name Live Die Repeat Repeat. The first film overcame difficult marketing and an odd title change to win audiences over, albeit not making anyone phenomenally rich. And chatting to this very site, Doug Liman told us that he was frustrated too that the movie – based on the book All You Need »
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, 27, and the French luxury fashion brand Givenchy announced on Instagram that Taylor-Johnson will be the new face of Gentleman Givenchy. Taylor-Johnson will be appearing in ads for a brand new Gentleman Givenchy fragrance. The ads will be released in August. We are pleased to unveil the campaign visual of our new masculine fragrance […]
- Juliana Martins
Ryan Lambie Jul 28, 2017
Director Doug Liman's never been one to back away from a fresh challenge. Whether it was making the leap from low-budget indie movies like Swingers and Go to expensive spy thriller, The Bourne Identity, or the knotty problems of making a time-paradox movie like Edge Of Tomorrow, Liman reliably goes for left-field project choices.
In The Wall, Doug Liman does something rare among established directors: he goes right back to basics. Shot for just $3m, The Wall is a lean, taut thriller set during the second Iraq war. Aaron Taylor-Johnson and John Cena play a pair of soldiers who, while scoping out an oil »
Director Doug Liman's previous film, the Tom Cruise vehicle Edge Of Tomorrow, was a sci-fi action movie steeped in videogame logic: Cruise's cowardly soldier replays the same level of an alien invasion shooter over and over again until he learns the enemy's patterns and wins the battle.
In one sense, The Wall's setting looks like something out of a Call Of Duty or Gears Of War sequel: fresh-faced soldier Sergeant Isaac (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) finds himself stuck behind a dry stone wall in the Iraqi desert and pinned down by an enemy sniper. The wall looks like one of the waist-high bits of cover from Gears Of War; the »
Exclusive: Aaron Taylor-Johnson is being set to co-star as James Douglas in Outlaw King, the David Mackenzie-directed Netflix feature that stars Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce in the War for Scottish Independence. Pine reunites with his Hell or High Water helmer in a package Netflix landed in April for its burgeoning feature film slate. Douglas is a storied figure in Scottish history, and from what I’m reading, it’s hard to imagine Robert the Bruce would have succeeded in… »
Author: Stefan Pape
Taking a slight breather from the overstated actioners that have defined his career of late, Doug Liman presents The Wall, which focuses in on an intense battle of wits – blurring the line somewhat between good an evil, to make for a suspenseful thriller reminiscent of Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson plays Isaac, an American soldier stationed in the Middle East, with only his fellow soldier Matthews (John Cena) for company. Questioning quite what they’re supposed to be doing in this derelict, seemingly uninhabited area – the pair find themselves under attack from a lethal sniper (Laith Nakli). After Matthews is injured, Isaac is left to find solace behind a wall – and the modest sized, unsteady concrete barrier is all that separates this young man from his death, while the perpetrator has found a way to communicate with his prey over his radio receiver.
The Wall thrives in its simplistic premise, »
- Stefan Pape
Doug Liman’s smart thriller pitches a Us soldier into a Spielbergian contest with an Iraqi sniper who has pinned him down by a shattered wall
Screenwriter Dwain Worrell has put together a tough, well-carpentered thriller, directed by Doug Liman, about a Us soldier in the dying days of the Iraq war who is stranded in the desert and engaged in a Spielbergian duel with an unseen Iraqi sniper who has him pinned down next to a shattered wall. According to the vengeful sharpshooter, who has hacked into the soldier’s radio comms, that wall is what remains of an important building. Is he telling the truth?
It’s a smart piece of work, and if it occasionally feels like the world’s best film-school project, that is part of its intelligent minimalism. Perhaps it only really comes into own in its final minutes. Aaron Taylor-Johnson is the Us soldier, »
- Peter Bradshaw
Author: Zehra Phelan
Before Doug Liman’s next Tom Cruise collaboration, American Made hits the cinema’s his next edge of your seat hair-raising project has Taylor-Johnson acting his behind off in what is being dubbed his best performance yet.
The trailer, set in Iraqi, has Taylor-Johnson as Sergeant Allen Isaac, hold up behind a flimsy wall, battling for his life and his fellow brothers in arms as he makes contact with a foreign sniper that holds his life in his hands. Watched by the sniper, his every move is under scrutiny as he tries to figure out exactly how he can come out of this situation alive.
- Zehra Phelan
Much has been made about age differences in Hollywood relationships. Often, men are raked over the coals for being in relationships with much younger women, as many feel they simply seek out women for their appearance. However, there are several notable relationships in which the woman is much older than the man. Such is the case with the Hollywood power couple of Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Sam Taylor-Johnson. Aaron Taylor-Johnson has earned himself a considerable following not only for his personal life, but also by appearing in some of Hollywood’s biggest productions. These include the Kick-Ass series and Avengers: Age of
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Aaron Taylor-Johnson »
- Timothy Hickey
Several years ago, it was revealed that both Marvel Studios and Fox would be utilizing the character Quicksilver. This was back when Marvel Studios was churning out hit after hit (I guess that hasn’t changed), and while Fox had only recently just brought out X-Men: First Class. All other recent memories for fans were X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine — not good ones. As such, many were expecting Marvel Studios to utilize the character in a much better way.
Surprise, surprise, when X-Men: Days of Future Past came out, and Evan Peters’ interpretation of Quicksilver was one of the big scene-stealers of the film. Whereas Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron was just fast, Peters’ was Adhd in personality, and his attitude really reflected his abilities. Plus, the way Bryan Singer conveyed the speed — from Quicksilver’s perspective — created a great moment that he »
- Joseph Medina
1-20 of 198 items from 2017 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners