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According to The Wrap, The Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen is set to remake the 80s cult classic Road House, which starred Patrick Swayze as a tough-as-nails bouncer hired to protect a Missouri bar called the Double Deuce from a corrupt businessman.
Cohen - whose other credits include Daylight, xXx, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and Alex Cross - will direct the Road House remake from a script by Michael Stokes, who has also penned Crash Bandits, another project to which Cohen is attached.
Released in 1989, Road House was directed by Rowdy Herrington and saw Swayze joined in the cast by Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott and Ben Gazzara. The film grossed over $30 million from a $15 million budget, and also spawned an off-Broadway musical adaptation as well as the forgettable direct-to-video sequel Road House 2: Last Call in 2006. »
- Gary Collinson
The Hollywood remake machine trundles on, and the latest classic movie in it's sights is one that will no doubt stoke the ire of many a movie fan (myself included). 1989's Road House, which had Patrick Swayze in the iconic role as James Dalton, the bad ass bouncer of a small town dive bar, has being picked up by MGM, with Rob Cohen (the first The Fast and The Furious, xXx, Daylight) attached to direct. Michael Stokes, whose previous script Crash Bandits is also in development with Cohen, will be providing the script. Now, I wouldn't call Road House one of the cinematic greats, but it is a fantastically cheesy and infinitely entertaining movie, and I'm hoping against hope that this remake will do it justice. via The Wrap »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Your Top Three is a series here at Movies.com where we choose a topic and you give us your top three picks. I'm shocked at how few Sylvester Stallone movies I've actually seen. It's not like a majority of them are great masterpieces of cinema, or that any of them are that necessary at all, but he was once one of the biggest movie stars in the world and I would have thought I grew up a fairly mainstream moviegoer. And I've been alive for most of his career. Yet I've never seen one Rambo movie in full. I've only seen two Rocky installments. Never made it to Cliffhanger, Cop Land, Daylight or even Tango & Cash. It's probably for the best that I've never seen Oscar nor Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot nor Rhinestone. But then why have I...
- Christopher Campbell
From the press release:
Are you ready for a spine-chilling global avalanche of Indian zombies, Israeli oldboys, vengeance-crazed Vikings, Swedish mesmerists, Irish telekinesis, Argentine undead, Aussie bone-crushers, murderous Mormons and Chilean assassins?
Film4 FrightFest 2013, returning for its 4teenth year, has unveiled its biggest line-up in history. From Thurs 22 August to Monday 26 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Empire Cinema in London’s Leicester Square to present 51 films on three screens. Empire 1 will house the main event while the Discovery strands will play in Empires 2 & 4. The new FrightFest Xtra strand, also in Screen 2, will allow fans to catch up with sold-out performances of the most popular attractions.
This year there are eleven countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-three UK or European premieres and ten world premieres.
The world premieres include our opening night attraction The Dead 2: India from the Ford Brothers, »
With one broken relationship still fresh in her mind, Kathleen Sullivan (Young) is in no mood to take on a new boyfriend. Larry (Day) however will not tolerate sexual rebuffs; rape is his means of exercising what he regards as a male prerogative. Consumed by anger and hungry for vengeance, Kathleen now finds she must take matters into her own hands.
The film debut of Karen Young, who would later go on to star in Birdy, Daylight and The Sopranos, is an uncompromising look at America’s hand gun culture through the eyes of a school teacher coming to terms with being raped. Helmed by British director Tony Garnett in the heart of Texas using a mix of actors and local people, Handgun is unlike any other rape/revenge thriller that has come before or since… »
- Phil Wheat
Mumford & Sons, Gotye & Kimbra, Kelly Clarkson, Zac Brown Band and Fun. were just a few of the big winners at the 55th annual Grammy Awards telecast, hosted by LL Cool J and broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Read on for the recap...
For the Complete List of Winners Click Here.
Album of the Year went to Babel by Mumford & Sons; Record of the Year went to Gotye & Kimbra's Somebody That I Used To Know; Fun. won Best New Artist, and their We Are Young (featuring Janelle Monae) was named Song of the Year; Kelly Clarkson's Stronger was named Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Country Album was awarded to Zac Brown Band's Uncaged.
Other big accolades handed out during Sunday night's telecast went to Carrie Underwood (Best Country Solo Performance: Blown Away); Frank Ocean was the Best Urban Contemporary Album Winner for Channel Orange; The Black Keys earned Best Rock »
Author James Patterson has been writing about his infamous detective, Alex Cross, for several years now. So far, there have been 17 books and three film adaptations. Now I’ve never read a single one of his popular novels, but I have seen the films. Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were interesting mysteries, and while they may not have been particularly great films, at the very least they had the great Morgan Freeman as the brooding, contemplative detective. Now we come to the third adaptation, simply titled Alex Cross, which no longer features Freeman. If it was Freeman who opted not to come back, it seems he knew exactly when to jump ship. However, if it was the filmmakers who decided to replace him, then they couldn’t have made a bigger mistake.
- Jeff Beck
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