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Title: In the Blood Director: John Stockwell Starring: Gina Carano, Cam Gigandet, Treat Williams, Danny Trejo, Luiz Guzman, Amaury Nolasco, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Stephen Lang If we’re keeping tabs on the evolving filmography of ex-mixed martial arts fighter and future “The Expendabelles” centerpiece Gina Carano, “In the Blood,” from director John Stockwell, slots considerably below “Haywire,” her at once lithe and bruising collaboration with Stephen Soderbergh. And yet there’s still a certain ramshackle appeal to the film, a starchy, “Taken”-meets-”Turistas” revenge picture which could just as easily be titled “Woman on Fire.” “In the Blood” centers around Ava (Carano) and Derek Grant (Cam Gigandet), a newly married couple who head to the Caribbean [ Read More ]
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Title: In the Blood Director: John Stockwell Starring: Gina Carano, Cam Gigandet, Luis Guzmán, Stephen Lang, Amaury Nolasco, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Treat Williams and Danny Trejo Running Time: 90 minutes, Rated R, Available on VOD, iTunes & Theaters April 4th Eva (Gina Carano) and her husband Derek (Cam Gigandet) are on their honeymoon in the Caribbean. While out to dinner they meet Manny (Ismael Cruz Cordova) a local who promises to show them around the island and take them to the hottest club. At the club they have a run-in with the notorious kingpin Big Biz (Danny Trejo), and Eva gets into an impressive fight with some goons at the [ Read More ]
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With the endless barrage of action films fighting for our attention these days, it's rare to find one anchored by a woman. It's even more rare to find a protag who continually ignores consequences in her search for vengeance, but real life Mixed Martial Arts champion Gina Carano is just that kind of leading lady. Whether it's duking it out with underworld goons or raining down a world of pain on those who threaten her family -- this is one violent femme on a mission. Recovering drug addict Ava (Carano) escaped her troubled youth and married the man of her dreams (Cam Gigandet). They met in Narcotics Anonymous and have been each other’s backbone during their recovery, and now they’ve fallen deeply in love. While his father (Treat Williams) assumes Ava is using Cam for all his money, Gigandet’s character marries her anyway and the two newlyweds »
- Chase Whale
Pulses are likely to remain level during “In the Blood,” a serviceable vehicle for Mma champ Gina Carano (“Haywire”). In a plot that variously recalls “True Lies,” “The Long Kiss Goodnight” and “Kill Bill,” Carano plays a new bride looking forward to a tranquil domestic life who’s forced to deploy her secret, all-purpose beatdown skills after her husband disappears. Given the limited release (the film is opening simultaneously on VOD), B.O. potency will depend on getting the word out to Carano’s fans, who may already be used to watching her on pay-per-view.
Perhaps inadvertently, the kidnapped-vacationers plot revisits territory director John Stockwell explored in 2006′s organ-trafficking thriller “Turistas,” down to a subplot involving a nonconsensual transfusion. A prologue sets the stage on the mean streets of Bridgeport, Conn., in 2002, when Ava (played as a teenager by Paloma Olympia Louvat) witnesses and avenges the murder of her self-styled »
- Ben Kenigsberg
Toronto based outfit Raven Banner Entertainment has acquired the Canadian rights for the action thriller In The Blood, starring Gina Carano. They will release the film in Canadian cinemas on April 24. "Gina Carano is without a doubt, the most badass action heroine in Hollywood today," says Raven Banner's Michael Paszt. "It's a real thrill for us to be releasing the film in Canada." The film also stars Cam Gigandet (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2), Luis Guzmán (We're the Millers, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3), Amaury Nolasco (The Rum Diary, Prison Break), Ismael Cruz Cordoba (The Good Wife), Treat Williams (Chicago Fire), Stephen Lang (Avatar) and Danny Trejo (Machete)....
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Gina Carano found success as an Mma fighter, but my aversion to sweaty acronyms meant I first learned of her existence in Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire. She plays a CIA (more my speed) agent framed by her own people, and the film is basically her kicking one Hollywood leading man’s ass after the next including Channing Tatum, Michael Douglas, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, and Antonio Banderas. It’s a combination of star power and a very frequent use of Carano’s impressive fighting abilities that makes the film so fun, but more than that, those elements helped deflect attention away from the sloppy script and her poor acting. Fast forward three years later and she’s finally found a follow-up leading role, but oddly and unfortunately, In the Blood has very little clue what to do with her. Ava (Carano) and Derek (Cam Gigandet) are newlyweds on their honeymoon in the Caribbean, and »
- Rob Hunter
Blood Crush: Stockwell Returns to Exotic Paradise for B Movie Thrills
Considering that In the Blood was scripted by James Robert Johnston (The Howling Reborn; Joy Ride 2) and Bennett Yellin (Dumb & Dumber films) plus directed by actor/director John Stockwell, you might be surprised at how competently structured it is, even as it operates solely on the fumes of generic derivatives, plumbing the depths of any number of B action film tropes. Cashing in on Gina Carano’s headlining presence, it can’t quite manage to escape feeling like the poor man’s version of Haywire 2, though an intriguing supporting cast distracts from the silliness of it all as it glides along to a truncated denouement.
Opening with Ava’s (Gina Carano) narration about how her father turned her into a brutal killing machine and how she remembered his death, a scene of brutal violence segues to 12 years later in Arlington, »
- Nicholas Bell
The creators of In the Blood seem to hate the Caribbean, depicting it as a cesspool of slums, cockfights, corrupt cops, and ruthless killers -- until, finally, director John Stockwell and company seem to feel so bad about slandering the islands that a villain (Danny Trejo) criticizes his cronies for giving their home a bad name. That he does so immediately before committing even more gruesome crimes is part and parcel of the ridiculousness of this subpar action movie, in which Ava (Gina Carano) must find her husband, Derek (Cam Gigandet), after he suffers a zip-lining accident on their honeymoon and then vanishes. Ava’s search is complicated by the fact that everyone, including a shady police chief (Luis Guzmán) and Derek’s wealthy dad (Treat »
Just about a year ago we heard James Roday from "Psych" was directing a horror comedy called Gravy, and that was it... until now. The Sixth Annual Friars Club Comedy Film Festival is opening with the world premiere of the film on April 1st. And no, it's not an April Fool's joke.
There are a few other horror projects like Borgman and Witching and Bitching scattered among the films screening during the Fccff's April 1-5 run, as well as a new one from renowned animator Bill Plympton, so if you're in or near NYC, check out the lineup below.
After all, who couldn't use a few laughs these days?
From the Press Release:
The Friars Club has announced that the Sixth Annual Friars Club Comedy Film Festival (Fccff), to be held the week of April 1‐5, 2014, will open with the World Premiere of Gravy. The festival is a star‐studded celebration »
- Debi Moore
Av Club Masters of Sex starts again in July. Wow, that was quick. Pleased I am.
Variety Jon Chu to direct Jem and the Holograms live action modernized version
In Contention thinks these are the 20 best Fox Searchlight movies as they approach a big anniversary. They are a great company
/Film collects all the Mad Men Season 7 promos in one place which is helpful, though still unrevealing. I love that Weiner refuses to budge on spoilers, »
- NATHANIEL R
“I wish my d*ck would just leave me alone.” No, really, that’s the first key line of dialogue in Cam Gigandet’s “Bad Johnson.” Purporting to be a comedy (!?), the movie is about a charismatic womanizer who receives his comeuppance after his penis mysteriously leaves his body and takes human form. No, really. And then his penis, well, turns into a total dick. "It's me your penis," Gigandet’s penis (played by a bearded Nick Thune) says at one point greeting him in his car. The rest of the trailer is… special. Very, very special. Directed by Huck Botko (“Mail Order Wife”), written by Jeff Tetreault and co-starring Jamie Chung and Kevin Miller, you have to see this trailer to believe it. This just looks spectacularly… wrong is perhaps the PC way to put it. Early contender for Razzie of the year? Indie distribs Gravitas Ventures is actually »
- Edward Davis
Today we have the trailer for the upcoming "Bad Johnson" comedy, starring Cam Gigandet (Twilight), Jamie Chung (The Hangover II) and Nick Thune. Check it out below and watch the film in select theaters on May 2nd. Plot: Women are practically throwing themselves at Rich (Gigandet) and he can't seem to control himself. But he continually blames his penis, which seems to have a mind of its own. After ruining yet another promising relationship with Jamie (Chung), Rich has finally had enough and wishes his penis would just leave him alone. The next morning, Rich wakes up to find his wish has come true and his johnson is no longer on his body. Even worse, Rich is shocked to discover that his penis has taken human form (Thune). Selfish, oversexed and irresponsible, his penis is now on the loose with no desire to return. Pitted against his alter ego, Rich »
We have a new leader in the Best Post-”Twilight” Career Decision sweepstakes. Sure, Kristen Stewart was in a blockbuster as Snow White and is doing some indie stuff, and Robert Pattinson worked with David Cronenberg. Taylor Lautner made a movie with Adam Sandler that made more money than his co-stars’ films. Also read: Cam Gigandet's Raunchy Comedy ‘Bad Johnson’ Acquired by Gravitas Ventures But none of that can top the latest film from Cam Gigandet, who appeared as an evil vampire in the first film in the sparkly bloodsucker teen melodrama: “Bad Johnson,” a movie in which he is such a helpless womanizer. »
- Jordan Zakarin
Set up as a sort of phallic "Big", "Bad Johnson" stars Cam Gigandet ("Twilight") as Rich, a good-looking douche bag who treats woman like crap and hates his penis for it. His life is hard. In the trailer we see Gigandet get dumped by yet another girlfriend (Jamie Chung), who chucks a knife at him after he cheats on her. Disappointed with himself, Rich wishes "his dick would leave him alone" in the hopes that it will make him a better person. Too bad his dick ends up being Dick, a personified and more vicious version of his member, played by comedian Nick Thune. Desperate to reattach himself with his "Bad Johnson", Rich also comes to learn the right way to treat a woman. It's a pretty obvious formula, but hopefully the human penis will bring enough laughs. Check out the trailer below: »
- Eric Eidelstein
Working at this website, we are inundated daily with new movie information surrounding all sorts of projects, big and small. A lot of times we don't have the time or ability to report on them even if they are deserving of being recognized by our readers. But, sometimes, a project just cannot be ignored. Keep in mind, I am not saying it means it is good, just that you have to see it to believe it exists. Bad Johnson starring Cam Gigandet and Jamie Chung is the sort of movie you may stumble »
- Alex Maidy
CBS will air an unprecedented number of original programming hours this summer, on Tuesday revealing a sked that includes four dramas alongside the thrice-weekly reality staple “Big Brother.” The lineup includes three original hours of programming on Sunday.
The Eye will hold off on launching its summer fare until late June, with “Big Brother” kicking off its 16th season on Wednesday, June 25. This will mark the second straight year that the reality vet has launched in late June after traditionally starting its summer editions post-July 4.
“Big Brother” will be airing in the same timeslots as a year ago: Sunday and Wednesday at 8 p.m. and the live eviction show on Thursdays at 9.
As previously announced, “Under the Dome,” last summer’s »
- Rick Kissell
Anchor Bay Films and 20th Century Fox have unveiled the trailer for the upcoming "In the Blood" thriller, starring former Mma fighter Gina Carano (Haywire, Fast and Furious 6). Check it out below. Plot: The story focuses on Ava (Carano), a trained fighter with a dark past. When her new husband (Cam Gigandet) vanishes during their Caribbean honeymoon, Ava uncovers a violent underworld of conspiracy in the middle of an island paradise. Armed with a deadly set of skills, Ava sets out to discover the truth - and to take down the men she thinks are responsible for his abduction, one by one. The new movie is directed by John Stockwell (In the Blue, Blue Crush) and co-stars Luis Guzman, Amaury Nolasco, Treat Williams, Stephen Lang and Danny Trejo. It's set to be released in select theaters, On Demand and on iTunes on April 4th. Trailer: »
In the Blood Trailer. John Stockwell‘s In the Blood (2014) movie trailer stars Gina Carano, Cam Gigandet, Luis Guzmán, Amaury Nolasco, and Ismael Cruz Cordoba. In the Blood‘s plot synopsis: “Gina Carano stars as Ava, a trained fighter with a dark past. When her new husband [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
Former mixed martial arts fighter Gina Carano spent years beating up her opponents in the ring before finally becoming a bona fide action star in Steven Soderbergh’s 2011 thriller Haywire. The groundwork had been perfectly laid out; her looks, femininity, and physicality along with a built in fanbase made her an attractive candidate for action movies. Haywire was a critical and mild commercial success, but mostly functioned as a (very successful) platform for introducing the world to Gina Carano, action star.
What happens though when Carano is expected to carry the load of a film that doesn’t have the benefit of being directed by someone as gifted as Steven Soderbergh? That’s the question of the day as the first trailer for In the Blood has been released and it’s hard to not be more than a little underwhelmed.
We get to see Carano running around some unnamed »
- Dominick Grillo
Damn. You don’t wanna be messin’ with Gina Carano in John Stockwell’s “In the Blood.” Girl’s got the flying knees and elbows going on! Check out your first trailer for the actioner “In the Blood,” starring the former Mma champ as one pissed off woman looking for her missing husband. I don’t know who should be more afraid — the bad guys, or her husband when she finds him. The only thing I’m not a fan of? It appears Stockwell is using some kind of HD camera for the action scenes. I’m not a big fan of that. It makes the film look kind of cheap, like something kids put together in their backyard, but maybe that’s just me. Gina Carano stars as Ava, a trained fighter with a dark past. When her new husband (Cam Gigandet) vanishes during their Caribbean honeymoon, Ava uncovers »
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