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Even though there are more now than ever before, there’s still a shortage of female action stars working today. Chalk that up to an unfortunately low number of films that require women in physical roles and perhaps even more at fault are the quality of those films. Sure, every now and then we get a Kill Bill, Hanna, or The Hunger Games, but more often than not it’s something like an Underworld sequel, Resident Evil, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Charlie’s Angels, or Catwoman. The latest chapter in poorly utilized action starlets comes in the form of In the Blood, which stars Gina Carano as a newlywed hell-bent discovering the truth of her husband’s disappearance even if that requires breaking a few bones to do it.
- Lex Walker
Who comes to mind when you think of kick ass women in movies? On the classic side, you may name Sigourney Weaver as Ripley in the Alien movies or maybe Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor in The Terminator series. More recently, you may have thought about Angelina Jolie, Gina Carano, or Ronda Rousey in next month's The Expendables 3. You also could have instantly thought of Black Widow herself, Scarlett Johansson, who looks to play another kick ass babe in this week's Lucy. We »
- Alex Maidy
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An elite level boxer, and long viewed by fans as a legitimate threat to Rousey’s dominance, her arrival tells us just how aware the Ufc is of the lack of credible credible challengers for Rousey’s title. There really isn’t much else out there in way of competition: Cyborg is working on cutting to 135lbs and will take at least one more fight in Invicta before considering a move to the Ufc, and a contract would need to be worked out. Rumours have popped up again – fed by the Ufc itself via an article on Ufc.com – that Wmma pioneer Gina Carano will be signed within a week, but that’s more »
- Jay Anderson
Standout Ufc fighter Ronda Rousey will be sidelined for several weeks as she recovers from suffering a broken thumb and undergoing knee surgery.
Ronda Rousey Breaks Thumb
Rousey’s win against Canadian challenger Alexis Davis at Ufc 175 didn’t come without a price. In the 16-second fight, the bantamweight champion suffered a broken thumb. Fortunately for Rousey, the thumb injury requires neither surgery nor a cast, reported Fox Sports. However, in order for the broken bone to heal properly, she’ll have to refrain from throwing punches for a number of weeks.
Rousey Getting Knee Surgery
Though her thumb doesn’t require her to receive surgery, her ongoing knee troubles have caused Rousey to schedule surgery on it for next Tuesday. The fighter will undergo relatively routine arthroscopic knee surgery, which is often performed on athletes who tear their meniscus. The procedure will only have Rousey sidelined for a couple of weeks. »
Over the weekend, Olympic medalist and professional Mma fighter Ronda Rousey successfully defended her title as Ufc Women's Bantamweight Champion. It's great news for her and even better news for The Expendables 3, which is getting some an extra bit of publicity via the win. Rousey costars in the upcoming sequel alongside Sylvester Stallone and many other action stars, and she'll be in Fast & Furious 7, which isn't surprising given how much that franchise likes to employ former and current athletes in its roster of players. The last Fast & Furious movie, for instance cast fellow female Mma fighter Gina Carano, who had already proven her acting talents in Steven Soderbergh's Haywire, as well as bodybuilder-turned-actor Kim Kold and of course...
- Christopher Campbell
GeekTyrant reader Dave Paget sent this great looking piece of fan-made concept art to us featuring his vision of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. I absolutely love what he's come up with, and I had to share it with you. This is what the artist had to say about it:
"Hello! Sometime ago, when rumors were spiraling around the internet about a possible Justice League of America movie being made, I did a design of what Wonder Woman could possibly look like.
- Joey Paur
Here are some of the hottest action heroines who could totally rule in the upcoming 'Predator' remake!
News broke today on The Hollywood Reporter that another beloved 80s classic is on the slate for a trendy millennial reboot. This time, it's the iconic action horror Predator, and it's reportedly set to be helmed by Kiss Kiss Bang Bang director/writer Shane Black, who also recently created Iron Man 3!
The original Predator starred an ensemble of classic macho '80s musclemen, led by Arnold Schwarzenegger and co-starring Rocky's Carl Weathers and the pro-wrestler-turned-Minnesota-Governor Jesse Ventura.
But does the sequel still need to adhere to the action-movie tradition of having an all-male cast with a token sexy girl they need to rescue? For a long time, studios saw this as the only way to attract legions of teenage bros to »
Exclusive: Following the release of his latest feature, the true story marijuana trafficking pic Kid Cannabis, multi-hyphenate John Stockwell has signed with Paradigm. The actor, writer, director and producer started his career acting in films like Losin’ It and Top Gun, both opposite Tom Cruise, starred in miniseries North and South, and battled a killer car in Stephen King’s Christine. Stockwell’s screenwriting credits include Blue Crush, Rock Star, Under Cover, Dangerously Close, and Kid Cannabis. He also wrote the Emmy-nominated telefilm Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden, episodes of Showtime’s The L Word, and Cheaters. The latter earned Stockwell an Emmy nod for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or a Movie. He broke through as a director with 2001′s Crazy/Beautiful and 2002′s surfing pic Blue Crush, following with a run of features behind the camera including Into the Blue, Turistas, Cat Run, and Dark Tide. »
- JEN YAMATO
Gina Carano (Haywire, Fast & Furious 6) stars as a fighter trying to find the men who abducted her husband in the new action-thriller In the Blood, which is currently available on Blu-ray and DVD through Anchor Bay Home Entertainment. While on their honeymoon in the Caribbean, Ava's (Gina Carano) new husband (Cam Gigandet) goes missing, and she must go on a dangerous journey into a violent underworld to find the men responsible for taking him. We have a new giveaway lined up where fans can take home a copy of the Blu-ray. Now you can watch all of the action unfold from the comforts of your own couch! Take a look at how you can add this explosive movie to your collection today.
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- Jenni Miller
It is a dish best served cold, so they say. It is also, at least as far as cinema is concerned, less straight-forward than you might think. Someone might be on a mission and it might seem to be revenge-like, but if it turns into a rescue, does that disqualify it?
What if there is a revenge element to an otherwise-themed film? Take Taken, if you will. He wants his daughter back and is prepared to use a particular set of skills to do so, but he clearly wants some measure of revenge on the kidnappers as well. What are we to do? We could debate such questions endlessly.
With this week’s release of In The Blood , Haywire’s Gina Carano is going to have at those she holds responsible for her husband’s disappearance. So, instead of nit-picking, let’s visit some of the best revenge missions that »
- Dave Roper
To mark the release of In the Blood on DVD and Blu-ray 2nd June, we’ve been given 5 copies of the movie to give away on Blu-ray. In the Blood is directed by John Stockwell and stars Gina Carano, Cam Gigandet and the legendary Danny Trejo.
When her husband goes missing during their Caribbean vacation, a woman sets off on her own to take down the men she thinks are responsible.
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Gina Carano's latest action film, In The Blood, will come out on DVD/BluRay combo pack next Tuesday, June 3. We have a poster, signed by Carano and her co-star Amaury Nolasco, to give away before then.All you have to do is e-mail us here with the answer to this skill testing question. What was Gina "Conviction" Carano's professional Mma fighting record? The contest is open to U.S. residents only and you can enter up to Midnight Pst on Saturday, May 31. Please put In The Blood Poster giveaway in the subject title. ...
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Mma star fighter Gina Carano is out for blood in the new action film In The Blood, coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on June 3 and co-starring Cam Gigandet, Luis Guzman, Amaury Nolasco, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Treat Williams, Stephen Lang and Danny Trejo.
We have teamed up with Anchor Bay Home Entertainment to offer one lucky reader the new In The Blood Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo pack in this contest. For a chance to win, please fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open. You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.
The other day, we got this brand new photo of "Batman vs. Superman" main man, Henry Cavill, kicking with a fan by the name of DJ Juice. DJ sent us this pic of him, posing with Henry after bumping into him at a Grocery Store Hollywood Market. He told us Henry was there with his Mma/actress girlfriend, Gina Carano. This interaction took place last week, and Henry told him, he was about to start filming the new Batman vs. Superman flick. He described Henry as being a very friendly guy. DJ also told us that he was picked to be an extra on the film, so congrats to him for that huge gig. Hopefully, we'll get some good set pics from him. As previously reported, filming started with some Gal Gadot aka Wonder Woman/Diana Prince scene sightings back on Friday,May 16th. New set pics should be coming down the pipeline. »
Earlier today, "Batman vs Superman" movie director ,Zack Snyder, hit up his official Twitter account to reveal the very first photo tease of the new Batmobile that will be featured in the movie. He captioned it with the following words: "Could be time to pull the tarp...Tomorrow? So, maybe we'll actually see the full Batmobile tomorrow. We'll stay on the lookout for it. As previously reported, it seems like the stage is about to finally be set to start filming as a lot of the stars showed up in Detroit, Michigan this past week and participated in a big cast party that took place at the Garden Bowl in downtown Detroit. Some of the casts that were spotted were: Superman star, Henry Cavill and girlfriend Gina Carano, director Zack Snyder, and production designer Patrick Tatopoulos. Wonder Woman ,Gal Gadot, was also rumored, along with a host of others. The »
Recently,comicbook.com acquired exclusive,new photos of some of the "Batman Vs. Superman" stars, partying it up in Detroit,Michigan last night, May 10th for an apparent cast party, which is definitely a sign that filming will be taking place pretty damn soon! You guys can view the new photos at comicbook.com by Clicking Here. They say, the party went down at the oldest continuously operated bowling alley in the country, the Garden Bowl in downtown Detroit, Michigan. Some of the stars and crewmembers that were spotted were: Patrick Tatopoulos (the Production Designer), Henry Cavill (Superman/ Clark Kent) arriving with Gina Carano, and Zack Snyder (Director). And it's believed that Gal Gadot aka (Diana Prince/ Wonder Woman) was spotted on the scene too. Stay tuned. The movie is still set to hit theaters on May 6th,2016. »
Long before Gal Gadot landed the coveted job of playing Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Man of Steel sequel, many fans had former mixed martial artist Gina Carano in mind for the Amazonian princess. After all, she looks the part, and could easily snap men in half without breaking a sweat.
In a recent interview with Toronto Sun, Carano weighed in on the controversial casting decision, and claims that she was never actually approached for the part in Batman vs. Superman:
“[The rumors] started about four or five years ago, even before Haywire people were saying stuff like that. I was never approached, and I don’t know if I was considered.”
As for Gadot landing the role? She seems confident that her Fast and Furious 6 co-star will do a good job, and doesn’t see her physical appearance or fitness as an issue.
“I worked with her on Fast & Furious 6, »
- James Garcia
Before Israeli actress Gal Gadot beat out Jaimie Alexander ("Thor: The Dark World"), Olga Kurylenko ("Oblivion"), and Elodie Yung ("G.I. Joe: Retaliation") for the part of Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder's untitled Batman/Superman film, many fans were hoping former mixed martial artist and Henry Cavill's current squeeze, Gina Carano, would be considered for the role. Carano said. “I was never approached, and I don’t know if I was considered." As for her Gal Gadot getting the coveted role of DC Comics most important female superhero, "I worked with her on Fast & Furious 6, and she’s amazing,” says Carano. “Such a great person with such a solidness in her character, so I’m very excited for her to do that.” Many people have questioned the choice. There main bone of contention is Gadot's incredibly thin frame as compared to a fitness nut like Carano. Though, Carano »
Cavill has been spending a lot of time in Chicago, where Batman vs. Superman will be filming later this year. Carano has reportedly been joining the 30-year-old actor in the Windy City, reported Page Six. The pair has apparently been spotted having drinks at the Vertigo Sky Lounge and dining at SushiSamba.
Carano’s charisma in the Mma ring helped her launch a career in the movies, starting with Haywire, which Steven Soderbergh created specifically for her. She also scored a role in Fast & Furious 6. Though she’s also landed a part in an announced Adi Shankar project, Carano might be turning her sights on the Ufc Octagon.
"I'm confident that we will (sign her) but we'll see what happens," Ufc »
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