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Anchor Bay, Fox Home Entertainment Set Street Date for Gina Carano Thriller 'In the Blood'

14 April 2014 5:55 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

On the heels of a VOD release earlier in April, Anchor Bay Films has set a June 3 street date for In the Blood, the action thriller starring Mma fighter Gina Carano. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is partnering with Anchor Bay for the movie release; it will be available in Blu-ray and DVD combo packs as well as Digital HD and Ultraviolet. Video: First Trailer for David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Debuts Carano plays a woman whose husband disappears while they're on their honeymoon in the Caribbean. She then takes matters into her own hands and pursues the men who

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In the Blood Movie Review

7 April 2014 11:57 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

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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In The Blood Movie Review

4 April 2014 12:43 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

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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Review: ‘In The Blood’ Starring Gina Carano, Cam Gigandet & Danny Trejo

4 April 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

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 »

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Film Review: ‘In the Blood’

3 April 2014 11:12 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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 »

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In The Blood: Raven Banner Gets A Stranglehold On Canadian Rights

3 April 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

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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In The Blood Review

2 April 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Gina Carano is the only selling point that In the Blood, a predictable yet enjoyable action flick from Into the Blue helmer John Stockwell, really needs. After all, a hero who’s charismatic, easy on the eyes and capable of kicking some serious ass is hard to come by. Carano fits the bill quite nicely, and she’s the sole reason that action aficionados will (and should) check out In the Blood.

Starring as Ava, a newlywed with a rough past who goes on the hunt for her husband (Cam Giganet) after he disappears following a zip-lining accident on their Caribbean honeymoon, Carano gets her first real opportunity to prove herself as a leading lady (I’d argue that Soderbergh’s touch in Haywire made the film more about him than her). Luckily for In the Blood, there’s more to the actress than just her fists. Though the film’s script, »

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‘In the Blood’ Review: A Masterclass In the Misuse of Gina Carano

2 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

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 »

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In the Blood | Review

2 April 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

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, »

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In the Blood is a Grim, Formulaic Saga with a Bad-Ass Beauty

1 April 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

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 »

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Review: In the Blood

1 April 2014 7:37 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Plot: When her husband goes missing on their Caribbean honeymoon, new bride Ava (Gina Carano) tears apart their island hideaway, trying to get to the bottom of his disappearance. In her search she runs afoul of crooked cops, drug lords and more. Lucky for her, and unfortunately for them, she.s been well-trained in combat by her late survivalist father (Stephen Lang) and has no qualms about killing anyone who gets in her way. Review: Remember how after Die Hard, we had tons of clones »

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Raven Banner takes 'Blood' for Canada

1 April 2014 4:47 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Toronto distributor has acquired Canadian rights to the Gina Carano action thriller. Separately, Cinedigm has picked up Us rights to Open Windows.

In The Blood will open theatrically on April 24. John Stockwell directed the story of a highly capable woman on honeymoon who rescues her kidnaped husband.

Gina Carano is without a doubt, the most badass action heroine in Hollywood today,” said Raven Banner’s Michael Paszt. “It’s a real thrill for us to be releasing the film in Canada.”

Paszt and co-managing partner James Fler negotiated the deal with Shaun Redick and Ray Mansfield of Movie Package Co and Arianne Fraser of international sales agent Highland Film Group.

Cinedigm has acquired Us rights from CAA to Nacho Vigalondo’s thriller Open Windows starring Elijah Wood and Sasha Grey. The film premiered at SXSW and will open theatrically in early autumn.

Anchor Bay Films has acquired the rights to Howard J Ford and Jon Ford’s zombie »

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Raven Banner to release In The Blood in Canada

1 April 2014 4:47 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Toronto distributor has acquired Canadian rights to the Gina Carano action thriller. Separately, Cinedigm has picked up Us rights to Open Windows.

In The Blood will open theatrically on April 24. John Stockwell directed the story of a highly capable woman on honeymoon who rescues her kidnaped husband.

Gina Carano is without a doubt, the most badass action heroine in Hollywood today,” said Raven Banner’s Michael Paszt. “It’s a real thrill for us to be releasing the film in Canada.”

Paszt and co-managing partner James Fler negotiated the deal with Shaun Redick and Ray Mansfield of Movie Package Co and Arianne Fraser of international sales agent Highland Film Group.

Cinedigm has acquired Us rights from CAA to Nacho Vigalondo’s thriller Open Windows starring Elijah Wood and Sasha Grey. The film premiered at SXSW and will open theatrically in early autumn.Anchor Bay Films has acquired the rights to Howard J Ford and Jon Ford’s zombie »

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Gina Carano Says She Is "Very Open" to an Mma Return

26 March 2014 9:57 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Is Gina Carano heading back into the cage? Well, let's just say the Mma fighter turned action star hasn't exactly ruled it out. "I've never retired. I never officially said that," the former Strikeforce champ told Fox Sports. "For some reason a part of me has always kept it open. I don't know, there's a certain part of me that thinks if circumstances were right, and I could keep doing what I'm trying to make my future into, that's an ideal world. If circumstances were right, you never know. I'm very open to it." Carano admitted there have been some conversations, but that she couldn't really go into much detail about the discussions, only saying that »

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Danny Trejo Talks Saint George, Working with George Lopez on the FX Series, Muppets Most Wanted, In The Blood, and More

13 March 2014 4:28 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The new FX multi-camera comedy series Saint George follows the chaotic life of George Lopez (conveniently played by George Lopez, who also co-created, executive produces and writes the show), a recently divorced working-class Mexican-American man turned successful entrepreneur.  Struggling to balance the parenting demands of his all-American Anglo ex-wife (Jenn Lyon) and the cultural expectations of his overbearing Mexican-American mother (Olga Merediz), he also has to figure out how to relate to his 11-year-old son (Kaden Gibson), his freeloading uncle Tio (Danny Trejo) and his cousin Junior (David Zayas). During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Danny Trejo talked about why he wanted to work with George Lopez, who he’s known for about 20 years, how much he enjoys doing comedy, that his character is part freeloader and part ladies’ man, that Tio is clearly a better uncle than father, and getting to do some physical comedy on the show. »

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Almost Human’s first season fails to live up to the show’s potential

7 March 2014 6:05 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Karl Urban, Michael Ealy

When the slate of shows set to premiere during the 2013-2014 television season were announced, one of the more intriguing shows was the Fox series Almost Human. Created by J.H. Wyman and produced by J.J. Abrams, the show set in the future had Karl Urban and Michael Ealy as cop partners, but with a twist; Ealy was to play an android. With the show’s first season finale airing earlier this week, impressions about the show could now be fully formed. Unfortunately, the first season revealed a show unable to decide what it wanted to be, and was ultimately a letdown, due to a number of problems.

Almost Human has gotten a few things right, chief among them the casting. Giving the role of Dorian the android to Michael Ealy, in particular, is a fantastic choice that has made for enjoyable moments every week. Ealy is »

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‘In the Blood’ Trailer: Gina Carano on Her Way to Becoming the Next Cynthia Rothrock

24 February 2014 10:00 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Ex-mma fighter Gina Carano had dabbled in acting a bit before 2011, but it was Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire that really made her name in the world of action cinema. The director wasn’t the only recognizable name on the picture as he made sure to surround his star in the making with a cast that included Michael Douglas, Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum, Antonio Banderas, and Michael Fassbender. It wasn’t a big hit by any means, and no one was impressed with Carano’s acting abilities, but action fans took note and looked forward to whatever Hollywood would offer her next. That whatever turned out to be a supporting role in Fast & Furious 6 and a guest spot on Fox’s Almost Human. If you saw Haywire then you know that’s a bullshit waste of an impressive talent right there. Fortunately, that dry-spell is coming to an end this year as Carano finally gets a second »

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Trailer for Gina Carano's In the Blood Thriller

23 February 2014 1:55 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

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: »

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In The Blood (2014) Movie Trailer: Gina Carano Fights for Cam Gigandet

21 February 2014 1:07 PM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  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 [...]

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Gina Carano’s Next Action Thriller In The Blood Releases First Trailer

21 February 2014 9:18 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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 »

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