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Fast & Furious 6, 2013.
Directed by Justin Lin.
The gang of car thieves and illegal street racers are brought out of retirement to face a global menace...and track down a long-lost member.
"That was ridiculous," remarked one woman as we exited the theatre, as though that were a bad thing. Across the lobby from us was a table piled with hot dog wrappers and empty beer bottles, bribes from the PR team before the film began. Usually that means they want you drunk to watch the movie. It couldn't have hurt.
For the uninitiated, the Fast & Furious franchise is about a group of car thieves. There's Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), the gang's leader; Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker), the former-cop turned street racer; Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson), the joker; Han (Sung Kang), the »
- Chris Villeneuve
There's a fair amount of discussion on the interwebs about which clichéd line appears more frequently than any other in the movies. While there are a few contenders, one that's cited again and again is "Let's get out of here!" One enthusiastic movie fan created a supercut of people saying the line or variations of it, and it's amazing how often it's used. By the way, it's Friday afternoon. Are you still at the office? Get out of there!
Link | Posted 5/17/2013 by reelz
- reelz staff
The Force is strong with this one: On May 14, 1944 in Modesto, Calif., George Lucas was born to parents Dorothy and George Lucas, Sr. Sixty-nine years later, Lucas is one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of Hollywood, the man who made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs who created "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones."
After making his directorial debut with 1971's "Thx 1138," Lucas co-wrote and directed the coming-of-age classic "American Graffiti." (The film was based on Lucas' early life in Modesto.) Featuring a bevy of future stars like Harrison Ford, Ron Howard and Richard Dreyfuss, "American Graffiti" was a hit; the 1973 film earned five Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Director for Lucas and Best Original Screenplay for Lucas, Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck. After "American Graffiti" came a little film called "Star Wars" (later known as "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope").
"Star Wars »
- Christopher Rosen
To celebrate the release of Star Trek Into Darkness, the Flickering Myth writing team look back at the classic sci-fi franchise. Next up for Star Trek Month is Anghus Houvouras reviewing Star Trek V: The Final Frontier...
Every Star Trek fan has to deal with the fact that every so often you will bear witness to something truly wretched. Its only natural for a property that has been around as long as the crew of the Starship Enterprise. The fourth film in the storied franchise, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, was a monumental success that propelled the property to new heights. Star Trek was not only cool again, it was a box office draw that had achieved mainstream success. It was, at the time, the highest level of success Star Trek had ever achieved. One film would take all that goodwill and blow it up like flaming, disintegrating hull »
- Flickering Myth
The new trailer for "White House Down" includes much of the same terrifying imagery presented in the film's first teaser -- the U.S. Capitol exploding from the inside out, for instance -- but with one key addition: jokes. The latest look at Roland Emmerich's upcoming summer blockbuster shines a spotlight on the interaction between stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx.
"It has a lot of humor, a lot of great characters, and -- at the center -- this relationship between an ex-soldier who wants to become a Secret Service agent (Tatum) but gets denied, and the President of the United States (Foxx)," Emmerich told HuffPost Entertainment when the first "White House Down" trailer debuted in March.
That relationship -- which, in this new trailer, includes elements of "Lethal Weapon" and "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" -- puts "White House Down" on the same level as a host of other 2013 summer blockbusters. »
- The Huffington Post
Threequels are an interesting part of cinema, everyone can talk about the best and worst sequels, but third instalments are a little different. Firstly, not that many of them are made and those that are, are usually saved for only the most lucrative of franchises and superhero movies. Secondly, naming a good threequel is a very hard task. Outside of mega franchises such as Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, very few good threequels have been made. The Godfather Part III couldn’t live up to its predecessors, Back to the Future Part III is intrinsically flawed and Return of the Jedi is the consensus weak point in the original Star Wars trilogy. But films like Toy Story 3 and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade keep that fire burning for good threequels.
Threequels are so hard to get right because not only do you have to top the first film, »
- Sam Moore
Pope Francis movie in the works? Friend of the Poor: The Pope Francis Story is the working title of a projected English-language biopic about the recently elected pope, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Buenos Aires. According to the National Catholic Register‘s Joseph Pronechen, German-born producer and Catholic convert Christian Peschken (listed on the IMDb as Chris Peschken) decided to make a movie about the first American pope (as in, from the Americas) after watching Pope Francis appear on the balcony at the Vatican on the day of his election. The National Catholic Register report states that an "European investment group has already approved a $25-million budget" for Friend of the Poor: The Pope Francis Story — which doesn’t even have a screenplay ready. Amg Films, a company that specializes in Catholic-themed movies, would handle sales. Peschken has invited Spanish filmmaker Antonio Cuadri, whose best known effort is probably the »
- Andre Soares
Review Simon Brew 27 Apr 2013 - 19:13
Here's our spoiler-filled review of Doctor Who series 7, Journey To The Centre Of The Tardis. Or: nerd-bait in Who form...
This review contains spoilers. Our spoiler-free review is here.
Journey To The Centre Of The Tardis
"Salvage of a lifetime?"
"I feel pretty confident I can deliver on that"
We were promised, back at the launch for the second half of Doctor Who series 7, that Journey To The Centre Of The Tardis would deliver on its title. That it would take us deep into the throes of the Doctor's vessel, and wouldn't cheat us by quickly building some stuff in a warehouse and passing it off as the Tardis. You'd be hard pushed to say, on that count at least, that we'd been let down.
Journey To The Centre Of The Tardis, after all, gave us the best tour of the craft that we've »
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- Justin Vactor
Throughout April, we're counting down to the release of Marvel's Iron Man 3 with our picks for the Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time; here's #9....
Directed by Tim Burton.
After the phenomenal success of the 1960s Adam West television series, it would be more than two decades before Bob Kane's Dark Knight Detective returned to the screen in live-action form, courtesy of an unproven director in Tim Burton and hugely contentious casting choice in Michael Keaton.
Despite initial fan concerns, audiences flocked to Burton's Batman in their droves as the director reinvented the Caped Crusader by taking him back to his roots as a dark vigilante of the night. The film shattered opening weekend box office records, becoming the highest grossing North America release of 1989 and »
- Flickering Myth
A few years ago, we learned about a biopic called Capa from director Michael Mann about renowned war photographer Robert Capa, focusing on his two year romance with fellow photographer Gerda Taro during the Spanish Civil War. Gemma Arterton and Andrew Garfield were attached to the project, but now it seems there's been some confusion. Mann is developing a project about Capa, but his film is called Waiting for Robert Capa, while the version that Arterton is starring has the initial title we heard. And now the film has a leading man as Tom Hiddleston told ShortList (via The Playlist) that he was starring. More below! Last word from Arterton at the Marrakech International Film Festival said that Song for Marion (now known as An Unfinished Song) director Paul Andrew Williams was at the helm of the film with a script from Menno Meyjes (The Color Purple, Empire of the Sun, »
- Ethan Anderton
“My aunt is a painter, my mother is a photographer and going back a rather few generations there are literary and painting people,” states British Costume Designer Joanna Johnston. “My father was involved with theatre so there was this entertainment thing from him.” The 1938 production of Marie Antoinette which resulted in Norma Shearer (The Divorcee) receiving an Oscar nomination has left a lasting cinematic impression. “It was designed by a designer called Adrian and he was a massive eclectic designer from the 20th century. I have no idea how much his budget would have been; it’s so fantastical that if you see it and you’re young, it’s absolutely beyond.” Becoming a costume designer for film was an accidental career choice. “It was serendipity. I fell under the guise of »
With Jurassic Park coming back to theaters this week, we're looking back at the years when Steven Spielberg released two films, and how those films reflect on each other. Earlier this week Sean dug into 1993's double feature, Jurassic Park vs. Schindler's List, Kristy tackled 1989's Always and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and Katey took on 2005, when Spielberg released Munich and War of the Worlds. In today's final installment, Eric compares Catch Me If You Can and Minority Report. One of the most interesting tonal shifts of Steven Spielberg.s career came in 2002 when he made both Minority Report and Catch Me If You Can. In his double film years, Spielberg has notably always balanced the more fun, adventurous sci-fi/fantasy movies . like Jurassic Park, The Adventures of Tintin and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - with more serious, Oscar-oriented films . like Schindler.s List, War Horse, »
With Jurassic Park coming back to theaters this week, we're looking back at the years when Steven Spielberg released two films, and how those films reflect on each other. Earlier this week Sean dug into 1993's double feature, Jurassic Park vs. Schindler's List, and Kristy tackled 1989's Always and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Today Katey takes on 2005, when Spielberg released Munich and War of the Worlds. Less than four years passed between the attack on Pearl Harbor and the end of the global war that the U.S. entered because of it. Just shy of 60 years later the World Trade Center was destroyed, but in 2005 the United States was four years into a secretive, muddled war with no end in sight. Two weeks before Steven Spielberg released War of the Worlds in June of that year, five Marines were killed by a roadside bomb in Western Iraq. In »
With Jurassic Park coming back to theaters this week, we're looking back at the years when Steven Spielberg released two films, and how those films reflect on each other. Earlier this week Sean dug into 1993's double feature, Jurassic Park vs. Schindler's List. Today Kristy tackles 1989's Always and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Aside from their shared release year, what do Steven Spielberg's double-dips have in common? This was the question we here at the Cinema Blend looked to discover in this investigative series. In 1989, Spielberg released the third film of his Indiana Jones adventures, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, as well as the largely forgotten fantasy-drama Always. It had be years since I'd watched Last Crusade, and aside from recognizing its title from Audrey Hepburn's filmography, I'd never heard of Always. Much to my surprise, both films have some stark similarities in their heroes »
Sure battlefields hold plenty of action, but many of the stories of war happen far from the frontlines. The historical drama Bomb Girls may not be set in a World War II combat zone, but it is undoubtedly a story of struggle and the public and private battles that Allied women and men (though, mostly women) dealt with during the war years.
With the second season of the Reelz original series premiering next week, we thought we’d take a look at some of our favorite movies that may not take place on a beachhead or depict the gruesome atrocities of war, but are still 1940s wartime stories, nonetheless. These movies aren't the typical tales from the war, but then not every war story needs to be profoundly tragic.
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Link | Posted 3/19/2013 by Mandy
- Mandy McAdoo
Between the mid-1980s and early 1990s, Steven Spielberg's career seemed to be in a bit of a holding pattern (and that is putting it mildly). In the seven and a half years that followed his 1985 hit The Color Purple, the legendary director only had one outright commercial success: 1989's Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. 1987's erratic Empire of the Sun was met with lukewarm critical praise but was an outright box office bomb. 1989's fantasy drama Always didn't fare much better, while the abysmal Hook made some money but is widely and rightfully regarded as the nadir in Spielberg's career. At this point, there really was nowhere to go but up.
But which path would the filmmaker take? Would he go back to the popcorn escapism that made him a household name in the 70s and early 80s or would he continue to delve into the world »
From the lobby scene in The Matrix to Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader squaring off in The Empire Strikes Back, the most effective movie fight scenes generally rely on objects designed for inflicting harm.
Every once in a while though, a gun runs out of bullets, a knife gets kicked out of reach, or a screenwriter becomes bored. The result is an impractical, yet effective use of a common object as a weapon.
"Did he really just beat that man to death with a dildo?" He sure did -- and that's not even the weirdest improvised weapon in our supercut above. Enjoy!
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) - Dildo
Samson and Delilah (1949) - A donkey's jawbone
The Boondock Saints (1999) - Toilet
Deadly Friend (1986) - Basketball
Nacho Libre (2006) - Corn
Single White Female (1992) - Stiletto
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) - Television
Sleeper (1973) - Bleu cheese
Hot Shots! »
- Sam Wilkes
• Emma Watson might get the princess treatment in Kenneth Branagh’s live action adaptation of Cinderella for Disney. Cate Blanchett has already been cast as the wicked stepmother. Watson is only in early talks at this point, so although it seems like the shoe fits, it might be best not to get too attached to the idea of her as Cinderella. [Variety]
• Gary Oldman has signed on to join the cast of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, to play Dreyfus – the leader of the resistance efforts. EW previously reported Jason Clarke’s (Zero Dark Thirty) casting and the news »
- Lindsey Bahr
Back in October 2011, around the release of Naughty Dog’s “Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception”, I declared that that there is only one man whom should get the part of Nathan Drake and that is Bradley Cooper. He has everything as an actor to be able to portray the part. The cockiness, the charm and the all round charisma to adapt and transfer the character onto the big screen.
Concerning the games, they are probably the best action-adventure games to have hit the market since the Tomb Raider franchise with treasure hunter Lara Croft at the helm. The numerous awards “Uncharted 2: Among Thieves” (2009) won at the Spike Video Game Awards speak for themselves. But I was not so pleased last year to hear that “The Fighter” director David O. Russell was ready to emit a script with Mark Wahlberg as Drake. I haven’t got anything against Wahlberg. He can do action. »
- David Keeble
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