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The Flash, Ep. 1.02, “The Fastest Man Alive” is just so fun

14 October 2014 8:38 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Flash Season 1, Episode 2 ‘Fastest Man Alive’

Written by Andrew Kreisberg & Geoff Johns

Directed by David Nutter

Airs Wednesday at 8pm Et on The CW

The Flash is two for two. In the second episode, ‘The Fastest Man Alive’, Barry and Joe West’s relationship takes center stage while Barry does battle with the multiplying Multiplex. The character work in the show is what makes it standout and the father son dynamic between Joe and Barry feels like a fleshed out and very sweet one. Jesse L. Martin truly looks hurt when Barry angrily screams that he isn’t really his father (not the most original line, but it works in the context of the episode). They’re not related by blood, but they really do feel like a father and his son and you can’t help but smile when they’ve made peace in the end. Grant Gustin is also just insanely likable, »

- Max Molinaro

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Ranked: Every Summer Movie Season Since 1980 - Part 1

8 September 2014 4:11 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Summer movie season is a magic time of year when Hollywood traditionally rolls out its most appealing merchandise. It’s true that some summer movie seasons are better than others. This is our ranking of all the summer movie seasons since 1980 from worst to best. 

On January 20th, 1975, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios released Jaws. The movie landscape would be forever changed from that date. Jaws is widely credited as being the first blockbuster film because it was the first movie to make over $100 million (non-adjusted). The fact that the film had a meager $8 million budget meant that it was a huge cash cow for the studio and rocketed Spielberg to the the forefront of a new generation of filmmakers for a new era of movie mass-consumption. George Lucas and Spielberg followed up in 1977 with Star Wars, which became a sensational and very profitable hit. It helped to convince production »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Johnny Knoxville, Not Seann Wiliam Scott, in Jackie Chan's 'Skiptrace'

3 September 2014 1:52 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Earlier this summer, Die Hard 2 director Renny Harlin was attached to direct Skiptrace, a new comedic action thriller in the same vein as Midnight Run. Last fall, Jackie Chan and Seann William Scott were slated to lead the film about Hong Kong detective (Chan) who teams up with a mouthy American gambler to save his niece (Fan Bingbing) and take down the city’s most notorious criminal. Now Deadline reports Scott won't be in the film, but his Dukes of Hazzard co-star Johnny Knoxville has stepped up to take the role of the gambler, making sure the action thriller still feels like it's from the late 90s or early 2000s. More below! Knoxville's ventures outside of straight-up comedy have been hit or miss with Walking Tall being solid and Men in Black II being atrocious. Teaming Knoxville with Chan seems like such a strange idea that it just might work. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Deep Blue Sea

12 August 2014 1:41 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

It's Jaws with GCSEs as Samuel L Jackson, Thomas Jane, LL Cool J and Saffron Burrows find themselves under siege from a school of genetically modified sharks. The idea was to cure Alzheimer's; the result is a marine laboratory over-swum by super-intelligent killing machines. Bite-hearted humour relieves the tension as Die Hard 2 director Renny Harlin propels the action at torpedo pace. »

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‘The Legend of Hercules’ Review

24 July 2014 6:34 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Kellan Lutz, Scott Adkins, Gaia Weiss, Roxanne McKee, Liam Garrigan, Liam McIntyre, Rade Serbedzija, Johnathon Schaech, Luke Newberry, Kenneth Cranham, Mariah Gale, Sarai Givaty | Written by Sean HoodDaniel Giat | Directed by Renny Harlin

One of Three films released this year (the other two films surprisingly both star former WWE wrestlers) based on the classic character from Greek mythology, The Legend of Hercules stars Kellan Lutz as the titular hero Hercules, in an epic origin story from iconic action director Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Long Kiss Goodnight) and writer Sean Hood – who co-wrote the recent Conan the Barbarian remake as well as penning the original story for a personal horror favourite of mine, Midnight Movie.

In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king (played by the always awesome Scott Adkins). Borne of god and mortal, »

- Phil Wheat

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Defiance season 2 episode 1 review: The Opposite Of Hallelujah

22 June 2014 6:03 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Billy welcomes the return of sci-fi western, Defiance. Here's his review of the season two opener...

Review

This review contains spoilers.

2.1 The Opposite Of Hallelujah

After a first season that mixed good with not so great, probably in equal proportions, I was still glad to see the return of this quirky show. Between some weak characters and predictable narrative constructs, it managed to offer up some really memorable ideas and personas. And, unusually for this channel, it also provided some real plot twists on occasion. At its core, the show is essentially a western with alien prosthetics and a twist of mysticism thrown in.

After an eleven month hiatus, Defiance is back, and it’s no less mercurial than before.

Calling The Opposite Of Hallelujah a story would be generally inaccurate, because almost none of what goes on is joined up in any way. What we get instead is a snapshot of the main characters, »

- louisamellor

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John Cusack & Adrien Brody Find 'Dragon Blade' with Jackie Chan

16 June 2014 3:18 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Action star Jackie Chan is already slated to lead a new film called Skiptrace that feels like a throwback to the 90s with Seann William Scott co-starring and Die Hard 2 director Renny Harlin at the helm. Now he's found another odd project, and a pair of somewhat struggling actors have come aboard the film as well. Dragon Blade is a historical epic that is currently in production, heading to Dunhuang and the Gobi Desert for their next location and THR has the news straight from Chan himself at the Shanghai Film Festival that Adrien Brody and John Cusack will also star in the film that is directed by Daniel Lee. The film is inspired by a missing legion of Roman soldiers that traveled into China in 48 Bce and finds Chan playing the Commander of the Protectorate of the Western Regions who teams up with Lucius (Cusack), a Roman general »

- Ethan Anderton

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Film Review: ‘Runoff’

12 June 2014 8:40 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The universal theme of personal principle vs. human necessity gets a workout in languid but inexorably powerful morality play, “Runoff.” Set against the backdrop of an economically challenged rural America, and driven by a riveting performance from Joanne Kelly (TV series “Warehouse 13,” “Hostages”) as a woman who discovers how far she’s willing to go to save the family farm, the film is an impressive calling card for first-time writer-director Kimberly Levin, and could sustain an arthouse run for a savvy distributor with a nationwide strategy. After the movie’s debut in competition at the Los Angeles Film Festival, the bees in the field won’t be the only things buzzing.

A slow montage accompanied by an appropriately foreboding dirge of drum and strings shows us elements of the food chain — establishing the thing most at risk in the film — before the camera settles in on Betty Freeman (Kelly »

- Bill Edelstein

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Cliffhanger Remake in the Works

29 May 2014 3:21 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Studio Canal and producer Neal Moritz (Fast & Furious franchise) are moving forward with a Cliffhanger remake, mining the 1993 Sylvester Stallone action-adventure film for a modern day update.  Directed by Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2), the original pic starred Stallone as a traumatized mountain climber/rescue ranger who is summoned by thieves to help recover three briefcases carrying $100 million in total that were strewn across the Rocky Mountains.  Deadline reports that Joe Gazzam has been hired to write the script for the remake after impressing Moritz with his take on the redo, which could end up at Sony given the producer's relationship with the studio. This is a bit of a baffling property to choose for a remake, but I guess if an extreme sports-centered Point Break redo can exist, a Cliffhanger do-over is par for the course.  Hit the jump for more on the film. Moritz has plenty of experience steering action-oriented spectacle films, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Ten Best: Crime Fighters

26 May 2014 6:42 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

For a while now, many have deemed RoboCop to be popular culture’s most recognisable crime-fighting characters of all time. In line with its Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook, Blu-ray and DVD release on 9th June 2014 from StudioCanal, we count down – not only the 10 most recognisable crime-fighters – but best ten the entertainment world has had to offer…

Dirty Harry

Appearances: Dirty Harry (1971), Magnum Force (1973), The Enforcer (1976), Sudden Impact (1983), The Dead Pool (1988)


Played by: Clint Eastwood

It’s quite impressive that Clint Eastwood has played Harry Callahan, his defining cop not afraid to cross ethical boundaries to serve justice, a total of five times over his illustrious career. An Inspector with the San Francisco police department, his primary concern is to protect and avenge the victims of violent crime by any means necessary.

Popeye Doyle

Appearances: The French Connection (1971), French Connection II (1975)


Played by:Gene Hackman

Based on real-life New York City police detective Eddie Egan, »

- Phil Wheat

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DVD/Blu-ray Deals: Marvel Movies, Lethal Weapon, Batman, Django Unchained, Moonrise Kingdom, Die Hard, Twin Peaks, and Hundreds More

23 May 2014 10:50 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With the holiday weekend about to begin, Amazon has updated their site with a number of great DVD/Blu-ray deals and I've grabbed the highlights and linked them below.  If you see anything you like don't wait too long since prices are subject to change. Marvel Bundle (The Wolverine, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men, X-Men 2, X-Men 3, X-Men First Class, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four 2, Daredevil, Elektra) [Blu-ray] (2014) - $64.99 (68% off) Moonrise Kingdom (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) - $9.99 (71% off) Fantastic Mr. Fox (Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) - $10.95 (56% off) 4 Film Favorites: Batman Collection (Batman / Batman Returns / Batman Forever / Batman & Robin) [Blu-ray] (2013) - $12.96 (48% off) 4 Film Favorites: Lethal Weapon, Lethal Weapon 2, Lethal Weapon 3, Lethal Weapon 4 [Blu-ray] (2013) - $12.96 (48% off) Django Unchained (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy/UltraViolet) - $12.99 (68% off) Die Hard: 25th Anniversary Collection (Die Hard / Die Hard 2: Die Harder / Die Hard with a Vengeance / Live Free or Die Hard / Decoding Die Hard) [Blu-ray] - $19.99 (67% off) Boy Meets World: »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Jackie Chan To Star In Renny Harlin’s Skiptrace

21 May 2014 12:32 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Bloom announced Renny Harlin (The Legend of Hercules, Die Hard 2) will direct action buddy comedy Skiptrace which will commence production on August 11, 2014.

Starring Jackie Chan (Rush Hour, The Karate Kid), Seann William Scott (American Pie, Role Models) and Fan Bingbing (Iron Man 3), Skiptrace is written by Jay Longino with revisions by Brian Gatewood & Alessandro Tanaka and Geoff Moore & David Posmentier and BenDavid Grabinski.

Skiptrace follows a Hong Kong detective Bennie Black (Chan), who has been tracking a dangerous crime boss, Victor Wong, for over a decade. When Bennie’s beautiful young niece Bai (Fan Bingbing) gets into trouble with Wong’s crime syndicate, he comes to the rescue and must track down the only man who can help her – a fast-talking American gambler named Connor Watts (Scott) who is also on the run from the mob. The unlikely pair embarks on a hilarious adventure from the wind swept »

- Michelle McCue

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Renny Harlin to Direct Jackie Chan & Seann William Scott in 'Skiptrace'

20 May 2014 8:49 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After delivering the abysmal Legend of Hercules earlier this year, Die Hard 2 and The Long Kiss Goodnight director Renny Harlin is finally ready to get back to his action roots. A press release from Cannes has revealed that Harlin is set to direct Skiptrace, the film that feels like a throwback to the late 90s with Jackie Chan and Seann William Scott teaming up for the first time. Harlin is replacing ParaNorman director Sam Fell, who was previously on board. X-Men: Days of Future Past star Fan Bingbing also has a role in the film hoping to begin production in August as the project is currently being shopped at Cannes. For those just joining us, Chan came up with the story, turned into a script by Cost of Living writer and director BenDavid Grabinski, which sees the action star playing a good cop whose niece (Bingbing) finds herself in »

- Ethan Anderton

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Lisa Cholodenko To Helm Miniseries 'The Slap,' Catherine Breillat To Make English Language Debut & More

20 May 2014 6:38 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Renny Harlin used to command big budgets and helm would-be blockbusters like “Die Hard 2” but somewhere along the way the workman-like director ended up doing low-rent WWE Films and this year’s other “Hercules” movie. Now Deadline reports Harlin’s teaming up with another star who’s lost his luster, Jackie Chan. Harlin will helm the “buddy action comedy” vehicle, “Skiptrace,” which teams up Chan with Seann William Scott and Chinese star Fan Bingbing. The film finds Chan partnering “up with a mouthy American gambler (Scott) to save his niece and take down the city’s most notorious criminal.” Shooting is scheduled to begin this August.The HBO miniseries “Olive Kitteridge” still hasn’t aired yet – it made our 20 Most Anticipated Shows list – but clearly the experience is something “The Kids Are All Right” director Lisa Chodolenko enjoyed becauase, per Deadline, she’s about to do it again. NBC »

- Cain Rodriguez

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Lisa Cholodenko To Helm Miniseries 'The Slap,' Catherine Breillat To Make English Language Debut & More

20 May 2014 6:38 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Renny Harlin used to command big budgets and helm would-be blockbusters like “Die Hard 2” but somewhere along the way the workman-like director ended up doing low-rent WWE Films and this year’s other “Hercules” movie. Now Deadline reports Harlin’s teaming up with another star who’s lost his luster, Jackie Chan. Harlin will helm the “buddy action comedy” vehicle, “Skiptrace,” which teams up Chan with Seann William Scott and Chinese star Fan Bingbing. The film finds Chan partnering “up with a mouthy American gambler (Scott) to save his niece and take down the city’s most notorious criminal.” Shooting is scheduled to begin this August.The HBO miniseries “Olive Kitteridge” still hasn’t aired yet – it made our 20 Most Anticipated Shows list – but clearly the experience is something “The Kids Are All Right” director Lisa Chodolenko enjoyed becauase, per Deadline, she’s about to do it again. NBC »

- Cain Rodriguez

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Renny Harlin Directing Jackie Chan in ‘Skiptrace’

20 May 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Jackie Chan isn’t yet ready to become Expendable, because he’s busy making his own big action films. One project he’s been developing is called Skiptrace, and features Jackie and Seann William Scott in a globe-trotting action buddy comedy. Now Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, The Long Kiss Goodnight) will direct the film, with a shoot planned for […]

The post Renny Harlin Directing Jackie Chan in ‘Skiptrace’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Jackie Chan, Seann William Scott Doing A Renny Harlin Film Means This Must Be 1999

20 May 2014 5:20 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Finnish director Renny Harlin was once a heavy hitter in Hollywood with hits like Die Hard 2: Die Harder and Cliffhanger to his name. Then came the one-two punch of Cutthroat Island and The Long Kiss Goodnight, action vehicles for his then-wife Geena Davis that both flopped hard at the box office despite being pretty damn fun. Since then, Harlin has been fighting hard with a wide array of attempts to win back his old reputation. At long last, he might have the project that can get him there. THR reports Renny Harlin is in negotiations to direct Skiptrace, a Jackie Chan vehicle that will co-star Seann William Scott. Should he sign on, he'd be replacing ParaNorman director Sam Fell, who was set to make his first live-action feature here. Produced by Chinese companies Talent International Film Co. and Dasym Entertainment, it's not a Hollywood production, but with a cast »

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Renny Harlin Is Directing Jackie Chan’s Next Film

19 May 2014 11:25 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger) has signed on to replace Sam Fell as the director of Jackie Chan's new action comedy Skiptrace. Chan will star as a Hong Kong detective who teams up with an American gambler, played by Seann William Scott, in order to save his niece, Fan Binging, from a notorious criminal. Harlin helmed some of Hollywood's top action blockbusters in the early '90s, before his career was derailed by 1995's epic failure Cutthroat Island, which long held the record for "biggest box-office flop of all time." He hasn't fared so well since then either, with his recent Hercules film garnering a dismal three percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Still, if anybody is equipped to help Harlin bring back the glory days of the '90s, it's Jackie Chan and Seann William Scott. »

- Anna Silman

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Cannes: Renny Harlin to Direct Jackie Chan’s ‘Skiptrace’

19 May 2014 5:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Action specialist Renny Harlin is in talks to direct Jackie Chan’s action-comedy “Skiptrace,” replacing Sam Fell.

Seann William Scott and Fan Bingbing remain on board the project, in which Chan will portray a Hong Kong detective tracking a crime boss, who teams up with a mouthy American gambler on the run from his creditors. Bingbing portrays the niece of Chan’s character, who gets into trouble with a crime syndicate.

Production is set to start in August.

Skiptrace” is written by Jay Longino with revisions by Brian Gatewood & Alessandro Tanaka and Geoff Moore & David Posmentier and BenDavid Grabinski.

Talent International and Dasym Entertainment will produce along with Chan, Esmond Ren, Charlie Coker, Damien Saccani and David Gerson.

The project had come to Cannes a year ago via Exclusive Media, which was restructured earlier this year. The film is financed by Talent International and Dasym Entertainment, a subsidiary of Dasym Investment Strategies B. »

- Dave McNary

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Renny Harlin in talks to direct Skiptrace starring Jackie Chan

19 May 2014 3:19 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The '90s wouldn’t have been the same without Renny Harlin; the director brought us such greats as Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger, and The Long Kiss Goodnight. He also brought us one of the biggest box office flops of all time with Cutthroast Island and this year's Legend Of Hercules; swings and roundabouts I suppose. He is now in talks to direct Skiptrace, an action adventure movie starring Jackie Chan and Seann William Scott. Harlin replaces Sam Fell (Paranorman) who would »

- Graham McMorrow

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