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Saban Films and Lionsgate have released the first trailer for The Assignment, which puts a unique twist on the assassin thriller genre. Sigourney Weaver and Michelle Rodriguez lead a diverse and impressive cast in this thriller, which also includes Tony Shalhoub, Anthony Lapaglia and Caitlin Gerard. If that wasn't enough, we also have the first poster for The Assignment, which you can check out below the trailer.
Legendary director Walter Hill (The Warriors) gives the revenge film a modern neo-noir twist with this electrifying thriller. Hitman Frank Kitchen (Michelle Rodriguez) is given a lethal assignment, but after being double-crossed, he discovers he's not the man he thought he was, he's been surgically altered and now has the body of a woman. Seeking vengeance, Frank heads for a showdown with the person (Sigourney Weaver) who transformed him, a brilliant surgeon with a chilling agenda of her own. The hitman, now a hitwoman, »
Los Angeles – A shock occurred on Oscar Sunday when it was announced that popular actor Bill Paxton had died after complications during surgery. He had appeared in classic films like “The Terminator,” “Weird Science” “Aliens” “One False Move,” “True Lies,” “Apollo 13” and “Titanic,” and the HBO series “Big Love.” He was 61.
He was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and as an eight year old appeared in pictures as John F. Kennedy came out of Hotel Texas there on the morning of November 22th, 1963. His film debut was in Jonathan Demme’s “Crazy Mama,” (1975), followed by small roles in “Stripes” (1981), “Streets of Fire” and “The Terminator” (both 1984). After a cult appearance as Chet in “Weird Science” (1985), he had prominent roles as Private Hudson in “Aliens” (1986), Dale “Hurricane” Dixon in “One False Move” (1992), clueless Simon in “True Lies” (1994), Astronaut Fred Haise in “Apollo 13” (1995), Brock Lovett in the modern part of »
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“The best part of waking up” is drinking a beverage in a creepy creature mug! We have six photos plus release information for these beauties from Scravis Mugs at the top of today’s Highlights. Also: Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins teaser trailer, interactive art initiatives for FX’s Legion, and Alamo Drafthouse premiere details for The Expanse Season 2.
Six Creepy & Creative Creature Mugs Photos: From Scravis Mugs: “We make handmade beer mugs that feature all sorts of creepy creatures – zombies, skulls, devils and other assorted creatures. No molds are ever used which makes each one of a kind.
Each is made on a pottery wheel and hand sculpted from stoneware. Once dry enough, they are painted with underglaze paints and fired in a kiln. They’re dishwasher/microwave safe.
A unique gift – and a great conversation piece for any beer lover. Prices range from 75.00 – 150.00 depending on size and detail. »
- Tamika Jones
It’s one of the more preposterous set-ups for an action movie in recent years, and potentially among the most offensive: a male assassin is kidnapped by his enemies and wakes up as a woman, thus sending them on a vengeful journey. The idea might become easier to jibe with once it’s understood that this is the basis for a new film from Walter Hill — provided that you enjoy his brand of gritty actioner, ranging from The Driver to 48 Hrs. to The Warriors to Streets of Fire, and I’m only taking time to name the ones I’ve seen for myself.
Controversy nevertheless surrounded his new film, (Re)Assignment, when it premiered at Tiff last fall, and even our positive review said, “When expecting more of a real statement on gender, it can’t help but feel a little lacking.” But positive we were, and intrigued I am to see the thing, »
- Nick Newman
Walter Hill hasn’t been as prolific in recent years as he was in his heyday — the genre maestro directed the likes of “48 Hrs.,” “The Warriors” and “Streets of Fire,” among many others — but he’s back with “The Assignment,” which premiered to mixed reviews and no shortage of controversy at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Formerly known as “(re)Assignment,” the film stars Michelle Rodriguez as a killer seeking vengeance after involuntarily undergoing gender-reassignment surgery. Watch the trailer below.
Read More: Michelle Rodriguez’s Ridiculous Gender-Bender ‘re(Assignment)’ Is A Hot Mess — Toronto Review
“This operation is your reminder of the terrible thing you did,” the surgeon responsible (Sigourney Weaver) says as the trailer opens. “This is your opportunity for redemption.” Things progress as you’d expect from there: Rodriguez begins plotting revenge, Weaver offers skewed justification for her act and bodies pile up.
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- Michael Nordine
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