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Face/Off at 20: revisiting the film

23 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Paul Martinovic Jul 28, 2017

John Travolta and Nicolas Cage scored a big hit in John Woo's Face/Off. We take a look back...

One of the great pleasures of following genre cinema is the long, enduring onscreen conversation that’s taken place between movie directors from the East and the West, a creative push and pull which has resulted in some of the most boundary-pushing, inventive and important films ever made. When Akira Kurosawa wrote The Hidden Fortress, an airy homage to the John Ford Westerns he loved so much, he can’t have predicted its rollicking adventuring would be re-interpreted and sent into space by George Lucas to form the basis of the most successful film franchise in history in Star Wars: A New Hope. Similarly, when Ringo Lam took the tropes of 70’s Eurocrime and American gangster movies of the 30s and 40s, and upped the machismo and »

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Exclusive new poster for Stratton starring Dominic Cooper

18 July 2017 6:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This September, Dominic Cooper (Preacher) takes on the role of Special Boat Service operative John Stratton in the action thriller Stratton, director Simon West’s adaptation of the bestselling book series by Duncan Falconer, and we have an exclusive poster for you here courtesy of Vertigo Releasing. Check it out…

Whilst on a mission targeting a laboratory manufacturing biochemical weapons in Iran, Stratton (Dominic Cooper), a determined and dedicated Sbs operative working alongside MI5, and his Us counterpart, Navy Seal Marty (Tyler Hoechlin) discover that their operation has been compromised and must escape. In the mayhem that follows, the mission goes spectacularly wrong and Marty is mortally wounded.

Back at base Stratton is summoned by the big boss at MI6. She has received intel that a former Soviet operative – Barovski – has gone rogue. Thought to be dead for the last 20 years, it is believed Barovski has plans to take revenge »

- Gary Collinson

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This Is What the Dceu Would Look Like in the 90s

9 July 2017 3:07 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Have you ever wondered what the DC Extended Universe would have been like if it were released in the 1990s? No? Oh, well because that's exactly what a fan with a lot of time on his hands has done and it's actually pretty darn good. Batman v Superman is mostly responsible for what we have all come to know as the Dceu today, but this fan made trailer decides to take it back a few decades with an appropriate soundtrack and of course actors who would have starred at the time.

YouTuber ChiefBrodyRules, aka Frank Ireland has shared his tribute to the Dceu and the 1990s to the masses and he has decided to do something a little different from the usual fan made trailer affairs. Ireland wanted to set himself apart by reimagining the Dceu filtered through some of his favorite 90s movies instead of rehashing the same actors »

- MovieWeb

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Bruce Lee vs. Chuck Norris, Patrick Stewart's Crazy Early Role, Thor Motion Comic, and More -- The Lrm Weekend

30 June 2017 11:45 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

  By David Kozlowski   |   30 June 2017

Welcome to Issue #2 of The Lrm Weekend, a weekly column highlighting cool and unique videos about film, TV, comics, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, animation, and anime. We also want to hear from you, our awesome Lrm community! Share your favorite videos to: @LRM_Weekend and we'll post your Tweets below!

Last Issue: 6.23.17

Why do we love superheroes, martial arts, fantasy, and sci-fi? The big fight scenes, of course. Every week we'll bring you an epic brawl from the recent or distant past -- we want to hear from you, share your favorite fights with us!

Bruce Lee vs. Chuck Norris in Way of the Dragon (1972) Bonus: Chuck Norris Talks About Bruce Lee

The original movie poster from 1972!

What Is It?

If we're going to have a serious, weekly conversation about proper fight scenes, we have to go back to the source...The martial arts fight that »

- David Kozlowski

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Jack Black says both ‘Jumanji’ films will connect through Robin Williams

19 June 2017 9:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

A new Jumanji film will debut in cinemas later this year, a film that will unite the likes of Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson and will reboot the series that started with the original Robin Williams adventure back in the 1990s. Well, we though that the first movie and this new one would not be connected, but it seems that they are, according to Jack Black.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Black said, “We’re exploring this jungle and trying to conquer the game; it’s life or death, but while we’re there, we find clues left behind by (Robin Williams’ character Alan Parrish). He built up a full-blown jungle house, similar to a Swiss Family Robinson situation. It’s like he’s there helping us without actually being there.”

Black added:

“(In the original) you never got to see the inside world, but this »

- Paul Heath

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Season 2 of Cage & Goldblum: Roomies - "Con Air 2 Set Visit" (video)

12 June 2017 8:49 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

In the 2-part season finale of Cage & Goldblum: Roomies, JoBlo.com's Eric Walkuski pays a visit to the set of the Nicolas Cage-penned Con Air 2. Al Pacino and Jeff Goldblum quickly take over the set visit and interview such celebs as Steve Buscemi, Sean Connery, Gary Busey, and more! The team then head to the first test screening of the film and run into a very special surprise guest who agrees... Read More »

- Mike Sprague

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The Blob Remake Poster Rips Off Alien

8 June 2017 1:21 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A new sales art poster for the upcoming The Blob remake has made its way online via Arclight Films, and it very reminiscent of another movie franchise. The Blob remake has been talked about for a very long time now, but it seems like we might be getting closer to the remake becoming a reality. Another production poster came out last week and it added Halle Berry to the Simon West (Con Air, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) directed remake. What's curious about the poster from last week is that it does not have Samuel L. Jackson's name on it. Jackson has reportedly been attached to the project since 2015. Confusing matters even more is the new poster from Arclight Films that has West's name and Jackson's, but no mention of Berry.

The sales art poster is pretty sparse without much color, but one thing is clear: it looks exactly like »

- MovieWeb

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Antonio Banderas, Olga Kurylenko’s Actioner ‘Gun Shy’ Lands at Saban Films

8 June 2017 10:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Simon West’s action movie “Gun Shy,” starring Antonio Banderas and Olga Kurylenko.

West directed the film — formerly titled “Salty” — from a script by Toby Davies and Mark Haskell Smith, adapted from Mark Haskell Smith’s novel “Salty.” West and Jib Polhemus produced under the Simon West Productions banner, alongside Harry Stourton.

Gun Shy” follows an aging mid-level rock star whose supermodel wife (Kurylenko) is suddenly kidnapped while they are vacationing in Chile. Accustomed to his superstar lifestyle and lacking basic life skills, he finds himself having to navigate the back alleys of Santiago and South American jungles in order to save his wife from the renegades.

When the film was announced in 2014, the story was set in Thailand with the wife being kidnapped by pirates while elephant trekking.

“‘Gun Shy’ is a supremely entertaining film,” said Saban FilmsBill Bromiley. »

- Dave McNary

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'Con Air': THR's 1997 Review

6 June 2017 9:21 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

On June 6, 1997, Buena Vista unveiled the R-rated Nicolas Cage actioner Con Air in theaters, where it would become a summer hit. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below: 

A dirty dozen wad of cons hijack a prison transport plane in Con Air, a high-flying actioner fueled by equal parts schmaltz and high explosives that is likely to pack high-altitude grosses for Buena Vista among younger viewers and action fans. 

Starring Nicolas Cage and John Malkovich as respective white hat and black hat, Con Air carries a first-class load of hardened con players — Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi, M.C. Gainey, Danny »

- THR Staff

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Muscles, mullets and Malkovich: has Con Air got even weirder with age?

6 June 2017 8:26 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

When Hollywood strapped Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich and a host of bad guys into a plane and crashed it on Vegas, what was the result? An action hit that was half prison flick, half rock video – and is, 20 years on, still dangerous

A ridiculous movie when it was released in June 1997, Nicolas Cage’s bumpy flight Con Air only seems more absurd 20 years later. The debut of UK director Simon West, it is a thundering action blowout so loud, haywire and sentimental that – in perhaps the ultimate backhanded compliment – it is often misidentified as a Michael Bay movie. Certainly it feels like a natural bridge between two of Bay’s pre-Transformers hits: 1996’s The Rock, where Cage first seemed to get a real taste for being an action star, and 1998’s Armageddon, another high-concept blockbuster hip to the benefits of recruiting an overqualified ensemble. All three movies bear the glossy, »

- Graeme Virtue

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Halle Berry Takes on The Blob Remake?

29 May 2017 12:54 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Blob remake has been in development for a very long time and updates have been few and far between. However, it looks there may have been a somewhat quiet, interesting development on the movie. If a new production listing is accurate, it looks like Oscar-winner Halle Berry has been tapped to star in the long-gestating modern retelling of The Blob.

The news was uncovered by Bloody Disgusting, who discovered that the horror production company Swengroup updated a listing on their site for The Blob. According to the listing, Halle Berry is the sole star attached to be in the movie. There wasn't a lot of context provided in the listing, but her name was there, along with Simon West (Con Air, The Expendables 2), who is apparently still attached to direct. If this turns out to be true, it would be a pretty big deal.

Halle Berry may not »

- MovieWeb

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Tom Hardy to Star in ‘Venom,’ with Ruben Fleischer Set to Direct

19 May 2017 12:10 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Tom Hardy is set to star in Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man spinoff, “Venom.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Zombieland” director Ruben Fleischer is also in final negotiations to helm the film, which will center around one of Spider-Man’s antiheroes. Production is expected to start in the fall, and the film is slated to be released October 5, 2018.

Read More: J.C. Chandor’s ‘Triple Frontier’ Loses Tom Hardy, Channing Tatum and Paramount One Month Before Filming

The film is being produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach along with Amy PascalScott Rosenberg (“Con Air,” “Gone in 60 Seconds”) and Jeff Pinkner (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “The 5th Wave”) penned the script, as reported by the publication.

While plot details are being kept under wraps, Sony announced on Twitter that Hardy, whom sources told Variety is a huge Venom fan, will play Eddie Brock, the original Venom. Hardy has some previous experience »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Tomb Raider: behind the scenes issues with the first film

15 May 2017 9:03 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew May 22, 2017

The first Tomb Raider movie was made against the clock - and a contractual need to keep moving, and moving fast...

Next summer, the eternal battle to make a compelling, successful movie adaptation of a videogame continues, with a new take on Tomb Raider. This time, it’s Alicia Vikander who’ll be bringing Lara Croft to the big screen, in an origin story that has inevitable eyes on developing into a long-running movie franchise.

It’s the best part of 20 years since we were first down this particular road before, though, and in the intervening period, the Tomb Raider videogames have been rebooted to impressive effect. But there’s nothing that can quite match the cultural impact when Lara Croft first arrived on the scene.

The first Tomb Raider title was the right game at the right time. Sony’s PlayStation console – the original one – was booming, »

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Scary Staircase Crawl Featured in New Dead Awake Clip

9 May 2017 3:11 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Rendering its victims motionless, sleep paralysis is a seriously scary occurrence all on its own, but throw in a sinister supernatural entity such as the one in the new movie Dead Awake, and you really have a reason to add some more coffee grounds to your daily brew. Ahead of its May 12th release, Dead Awake is teased in an unsettling new clip featuring a staircase crawl that might remind you of The Exorcist or The Grudge.

"From the creator of the iconic Final Destination franchise comes the paralyzing thriller Dead Awake. Kate Bowman (Jocelin Donahue) is a straight-laced social worker who finds herself plunged into a world of supernatural terror while investigating a series of mysterious deaths. Each victim suffered from a chilling condition known as sleep paralysis, a nightmarish assault on the senses that immobilizes its victims as they dream. As a terrifying entity begins to haunt Kate’s friends and loved ones, »

- Derek Anderson

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Sleep Paralysis Strikes in the Bathtub in New Dead Awake Clip

5 May 2017 11:21 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Sleep paralysis can be scary on its own, but when you get it in the bathtub, it can also be lethal, as evidenced in a new clip from Dead Awake.

"From the creator of the iconic Final Destination franchise comes the paralyzing thriller Dead Awake. Kate Bowman (Jocelin Donahue) is a straight-laced social worker who finds herself plunged into a world of supernatural terror while investigating a series of mysterious deaths. Each victim suffered from a chilling condition known as sleep paralysis, a nightmarish assault on the senses that immobilizes its victims as they dream. As a terrifying entity begins to haunt Kate’s friends and loved ones, she must fight to stay awake to stop the nightmare she’s unleashed!"

Directed by Phillip Guzman from a screenplay by Jeffrey Reddick, Dead Awake stars Jocelin Donahue (The House Of The Devil), Lori Petty (Tank Girl, Point Break, Oitnb), Jesse Bradford (Bring It On, »

- Derek Anderson

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Danny Trejo Posts His "Lost" 'Star Wars' Audition Tape

4 May 2017 12:52 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Nailed it. 

Danny Trejo on Thursday got in on the fun of everyone else celebrating Star Wars Day by posting his "lost" Star Wars audition tape.

The actor has played a badass in numerous films, including Heat, Con Air, Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn and Machete, among others, but it seems he was going for a softer role when he "auditioned" for A New Hope.

In the short clip, Trejo, wearing Princess Leia buns, delivers the classic line, "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope."

Almost as soon as the line is out, Trejo cracks up laughing.

Trejo, who has more »

- Ryan Parker

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New Dead Awake Clip Features “Fatal Sleep Insomnia”

27 April 2017 1:52 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Taking a page from the playbook of Springwood teens haunted by Freddy Krueger, a patient in a new clip from Dead Awake is avoiding sleep, but he's managed to avoid slumber for over a year, and the psychological toll it's taken is unsettling to say the least.

"From the creator of the iconic Final Destination franchise comes the paralyzing thriller Dead Awake. Kate Bowman (Jocelin Donahue) is a straight-laced social worker who finds herself plunged into a world of supernatural terror while investigating a series of mysterious deaths. Each victim suffered from a chilling condition known as sleep paralysis, a nightmarish assault on the senses that immobilizes its victims as they dream. As a terrifying entity begins to haunt Kate’s friends and loved ones, she must fight to stay awake to stop the nightmare she’s unleashed!"

Directed by Phillip Guzman from a screenplay by Jeffrey Reddick, Dead Awake »

- Derek Anderson

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The Most Disappointing Year in Movies

25 April 2017 10:02 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

In 1997, a film cynic was born.

Seeing Star Wars ruined should have been a sign that 1997 would be the worst year ever for blockbusters. George Lucas’s Special Editions, intended to “improve” the original trilogy but mostly doing the opposite, started arriving in January. By the time of the release of the new version of Return of the Jedi in March, my anticipation for anything ought to have been demolished. But I couldn’t have imagined that was only the beginning.

Actually, the first steps towards the end of an era were made in the early ’90s. That just wasn’t a great time for big movies compared to the prior decade. Some of my biggest letdowns of all time included Hudson Hawk in 1991 and Death Becomes Her in 1992. Jurassic Park wasn’t good enough for me, having read the book. Independence Day put me to sleep in the theater. Beloved »

- Christopher Campbell

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Consider With Reservations: The Stars of Quantity Over Quality Cinema

20 April 2017 12:51 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The stars of yesterday now are making three films a year you never knew existed until they show up on Netflix.^ Real Movie ^

In my prior life as a script reader, I certainly read a lot of bad scripts, but at times, an even more common occurrence was a script that seemed to do a great many things right, but somehow fell just short of being something you wanted to champion as a movie. As draining as the terrible scripts were, there’s something pure about clear-cut bad. It takes little effort to explain why they’re unfit.

The real challenges were the scripts that had kind of a decent premise, kind of an okay twist or two, and a lead character who wasn’t bad so much as he or she was just… there. The raw materials are there for what Could be a script. They just happen to be assembled in the least compelling way »

- The Bitter Script Reader

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Edgar Wright Eyes ‘Grasshopper Jungle’ as Next Feature

14 April 2017 4:57 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With Baby Driver arriving this summer — which looks to be a propulsive and highly entertaining ride — writer-director Edgar Wright is already moving forward with this next project. His attachment was first announced years ago, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, Wright has re-secured the rights (see what I did there?) to an adaptation of Grasshopper Jungle, a young adult novel that charts the coming-of-age and youthful love narrative amidst an apocalypse of unstoppable 6-foot grasshoppers hellbent on destroying humanity.

Now set up at New Regency instead of Sony Pictures, Wright is no stranger to beloved adaptations (Scott Pilgrim vs. the world), nor riotous action with a beating heart (Three Colours Trilogy, the aforementioned comic book adaptation, and seemingly, Baby Driver). What remains to be seen is if the material can be elevated above its target audience to hit cinema-goers as a whole, but let’s be honest, it’s Edgar Wright. »

- Mike Mazzanti

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