5 items from 2013
Kevin Hart and Ice Cube lead the lineup in Ride Along, the new film from the director and the producer of the blockbuster comedy Think Like a Man. When a fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend’s brother—a hot-tempered cop—to patrol the streets of Atlanta, he gets entangled in the officer’s latest case. Now, in order to prove that he deserves his future bride, he must survive the most insane 24 hours of his life.
For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben (Hart) has been trying to show decorated Apd detective James (Cube) that he’s more than just a video-game junkie who’s unworthy of James’ sister, Angela (Tika Sumpter). When Ben finally gets accepted into the academy, he thinks he’s earned the seasoned policeman’s respect and asks for his blessing to marry Angela.
Knowing that a ride along will demonstrate if Ben has »
- Movie Geeks
The Irish-German actor is in negotiations to play Chad Cutler, a man who wants to get away from his family's criminal lifestyle, reports Variety.
The gangster film is said to be "infused with action, crime and a strong sense of humour".
Trespass Against Us will be the debut film for British director Adam Scott, who will be shooting the movie in the UK next year.
The Chemical Brothers, who have worked with Scott on their music videos, will provide the soundtrack. The band will write and perform the original score for the film.
Fassbender can be seen in two films this year - 12 Years a Slave and The Counsellor.
Earlier this week, Fassbender confessed that he didn't think of himself as good-looking.
"I think of myself as, you know, alright," he said. "I used to have bad acne as a teenager, »
Last week we asked Film Junk readers to pick Walter Hill's best movie of all time, and as you might expect, the voting was somewhat sparse. I figured there were at least a handful of his movies that most people had seen, but it appears that may not be the case. Coming out on top after laying a serious beatdown on the competition was his seminal '70s gang flick The Warriors with 42% of the votes. His buddy cop entry 48 Hrs. placed second with 24% of the votes followed by The Driver. Streets of Fire, Brewster's Millions and Southern Comfort all essentially tied for the next three spots. After that, there were just a few votes spread around the remaining options, including the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Red Heat which was all the way down at #10. Trespass did not receive a single vote. Do you agree with these results? 1. The Warriors -- 42% 2. 48 Hrs. »
Walter Hill needs no introduction. He’s written and directed some of the iconic and legendary films of the ‘80s and ‘90s — The Warriors, The Driver, 48 Hrs, Hard Times., Brewster’s Millions, The Drowning Pool. His fingerprints are on Alien and Aliens. He injected some fresh blood into the Western genre. You name it, he’s done it, and he’s inspired dozens of filmmakers and screenwriters, all of whom aim to use his hardboiled, gritty, and lean style.
Despite his successes – and films that are so beloved and recognized that they’re always on the verge of being remade – Hill’s output has slowed down. It’s a shame, as his films are exactly the kind of character driven, mature, and efficient action that moviegoers are craving. “A Bullet to the Head” is Hill’s first big screen production since 2002, and hopefully is a sign of a career resurgence »
- Elisabeth Rappe
Bullet to the Head, based on the French graphic novel Du Plomb Dans La Tete written by by Matz (aka Alexis Nolent) and drawn by Colin Wilson, is the latest film from the still-prolific-at-66-years-old Sylvester Stallone who teams with director Walter Hill (The Warriors, Trespass), for a film that sees Stallone play Jimmy Bobo, a hitman who teams with a young NYPD detective (Sung Kang) in a high-stakes investigation that leads from the dingy back alleys of New Orleans all the way to the power corridors of New Orleans. The unlikely duo, brought together by two vicious murders, take on all who stand in their way, and are willing to sacrifice everything to exact revenge.
Also starring Jason Momoa, Christian Slater, Sarah Shahi and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Bullet to the Head is scheduled for a release in February – look out for our review in a couple of weeks, but in »
5 items from 2013
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