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'The Equalizer' Engages His Adversary + Shows Off His "Special Skills" in 2 Clips From the Film

28 August 2014 9:16 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

The film will make its world premiere at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) next month, before it opens the San Sebastian Film Festival, also in September, a few days after it debuts at Tiff, before Sony Pictures releases it Stateside on September 26, 2014. Chloe MoretzMarton Csokas and Melissa Leo, co-star with Denzel Washington in the film, which is directed by Washington's "Training Day" helmer, Antoine Fuqua, from a script written by Richard Wenk.  The reportedly $50 million project is said to be designed to launch the first film franchise for Mr Washington - hence, if this first film does »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Watch a supercut of Denzel Washington laughing

27 August 2014 12:33 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Denzel Washington has received the supercut treatment, and it features a lot of laughing.

Next Movie has created the minute-and-a-half montage, which shows Washington showcasing his infectious laugh in many of his film roles.

The supercut features clips from across Washington's career, including Unstoppable, Training Day, Deja Vu and Man on Fire.

Whether you deem it a bit creepy or just hysterical, watching the video on a loop is sure to bring a smile, and possibly even a Washington-esque laugh, to your face.

Watch Denzel Washington in a slightly less cheery DS-exclusive clip from The Equalizer below: »

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Denzel Washington in the first clip from The Equalizer remake

27 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Equalizer has released its first preview clip exclusively through Digital Spy.

Denzel Washington gets involved in a tense exchange with his Russian adversary (Marton Csokas) in the scene from the movie, which is based on the '80s TV series starring Edward Woodward.

The film also stars Bill Pullman, Chloë Grace Moretz and Melissa Leo, and sees Washington reunited with Olympus Has Fallen director Antoine Fuqua, the pair having last worked together more than a decade ago on Training Day.

The Equalizer will open in cinemas on September 26. »

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Fuqua Talks The 'Hard R' Rating Of "Equalizer"

26 August 2014 10:31 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Aside from "King Arthur," filmmaker Antoine Fuqua is known for making action films that earn their R rating. "Shooter," "Training Day," "Olympus Has Fallen," "The Replacement Killers" and "Tears from the Sun" all deserve that rating because he doesn't compromise and rarely glorifies the violence.

The same holds true for his upcoming cinematic reboot of "The Equalizer" franchise. The Denzel Washington-led film has been labelled a "hard R" and Fuqua spoke with Collider on the set about why that's the case:

"I'm a product of older filmmakers I guess, the past where you get to make movies and scenes are what they are.  You know if you think about Scorsese back in the day when he was making Taxi Driver, or Coppola or Frankenheimer, Sidney Lumet, they're making films where you witness violence in a real way.

And sometimes violence in a very real way is much faster and »

- Garth Franklin

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Director Antoine Fuqua Talks The Equalizer, Westerns, the Hard R Rating, Changes from the 80s Series, and More on Set

25 August 2014 8:53 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Last August, when director Antoine Fuqua was filming The Equalizer outside of Boston, I got to visit the set along with a few other reporters.  Adapted from the 1980s TV series of the same name, the pic reteams Denzel Washington with his Training Day director as he plays a former black ops commando who comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl (Chloe Grace Moretz).  Soon thereafter, things go south and he finds himself squaring off against violent Russian gangsters.  The film also stars Melissa Leo, Martin Csokas, Haley BennettDavid Harbour, and Bill Pullman.  I learned a lot about the movie on the set visit and walked away thinking the film could turn out great, especially with Washington playing an ass-kicking hero defending folks that need help.  When Sony test screened the movie, the pic scored huge numbers and they’re already prepping a sequel, which »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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‘The Equalizer’ TV Trailer & Featurette: Hero for Justice

25 August 2014 7:06 AM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

Denzel Washington’s The Equalizer remains one of the most anticipated (read: only promising) films in the lineup of September releases – and not without good reason. The movie sees Denzel re-teaming with his Training Day director Antonie Fuqua for a dark and violent reboot of the 1980s Equalizer TV series – and with Fuqua coming off of the gritty throwback action flick Olympus Has Fallen, action fans are understandably hopeful that The Equalizer will deliver something worthwhile.

Up above we have the latest TV trailer for the film, which aired during the 2014 MTV VMAs and features the new Eminem track, “Guts Over Fear”.  For more on what the film is about and background on its central character, retired black ops agent Robert McCall (Washington), watch the behind-the-scenes featurette below:


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- Kofi Outlaw

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First featurette for The Equalizer starring Denzel Washington

22 August 2014 9:47 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, Columbia has released the first featurette for The Equalizer, the upcoming big screen reboot of the classic 80s TV series, which reunites Training Day director Antoine Fuqua with star Denzel Washington

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston.  When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds are stacked against them, and they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help.  He is The Equalizer.

The Equalizer is set for release on September 26th, with a cast that also includes Chloe Grace Moretz (Carrie), Marton Csokas »

- Gary Collinson

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The X-Files: 15 Creepiest Creatures

21 August 2014 8:29 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


The X-Files spent the better part of a decade scaring the socks off of television viewers by presenting a twisted menagerie of creeps and ghouls unlike any other show on television. Sure, Star Trek had the coolest alien races, and Buffy had some pretty awesome monsters, but most of them were pretty obviously just guys in rubber suits or with prosthetics glued to their faces growling a whole lot, and a lot of times they came off more campy than scary.

With a bigger budget than most of its closest competitors, The X-Files was able to branch out and come up with some incredibly unique creatures, aided by the fact that the show had a knack for hiring some generally unheard of yet extremely effective actors to portray them – a credit to their excellent casting department. Take the infamous Donnie Pfaster, for example. Though Pfaster had no real special power other than being absolutely, »

- Jay Anderson

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Tiff 2014 Adds St. Vincent, Winter Sleep Ans More To The Lineup

19 August 2014 8:54 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) is coming up fast, but organizers are still putting final touches on the festival’s impressive lineup. Highlights of today’s newly announced titles include the world premiere of the anticipated Bill Murray starrer St. Vincent, for which the actor is tipped to garner awards buzz, and Palme D’Or winner Winter Sleep‘s North American debut.

Check out all the announcements below…

Mavericks Conversation With… Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua

Denzel Washington is one of the film world’s most prominent leading men, known best for his galvanizing portrayals of both real-life figures (Malcolm X, The Hurricane, American Gangster) and fictional characters (Philadelphia, Devil in a Blue Dress, Flight). Washington returns to the Festival starring in The Equalizer, an intense thriller that reunites him with director Antoine Fuqua (Brooklyn’s Finest, Shooter, Olympus Has Fallen) for the first time since their Oscar-winning collaboration on Training Day. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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‘Doberman’ #2 Is Not Quite as Funny

18 August 2014 9:03 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Doberman #2

Written by Scott Marder, Rob Rosell and Jack Lambert

Art by Brandon McKinney

Published by Idw

Frank Doberano comes back to the real world in this issue to get revenge on Jasper Kane. I didn’t find this issue to be quite as funny, maybe because there wasn’t the level of satire here that I was hoping for. Still, it has an original voice and a quirky comedic sensibility that I can’t quite shake. I have no idea where the series is going, apart from the revenge story, but I’m willing to read along.

After Doberman’s rescue of the women last issue, a visitor drops off a magazine that reveals that Jasper Kane is a free man. Doberman angrily returns to civilization where his indefinite leave from the police force is ended. His only goal is revenge, and he has kind of a hard time »

- Zeb Larson

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Seville rides Dark Horse

18 August 2014 7:08 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

eOne’s boutique sales arm Seville International takes New Zealand hit drama.

Entertainment One’s boutique sales arm Séville International has acquired international rights to New Zealand drama The Dark Horse from Four Knights Film.

Writer/director James Napier Robertson’s drama charts the journey of a man facing adversity who passes on lessons to the children in his community.

The deal was negotiated by Tom Hern for Four Knights Film with eOne Films International President Harold van Lier for Séville International. The film was previously with Celluloid Dreams.

Cliff Curtis (Whale Rider, Training Day, Sunshine) stars alongside James Rolleston (Boy), Kirk Torrance and newcomer, Wayne Hapi.

Tom Hern produced the film for Four Knights Film with funding coming from the New Zealand Film Commission, Nz On Air and Arama Pictures, and financing from Fulcrum Finances. Timothy White and Cliff Curtis served as executive producers on the film, while James Napier Robertson and Jim Marbrook co-produced the film »

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Eminem And Sia Back New Spot For The Equalizer

18 August 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

There are multiple reasons to start getting excited for September’s The Equalizer. The thriller teams Denzel Washington with his Training Day director Antoine Fuqua and finds the actor taking on another badass action hero role. Its supporting cast boasts Melissa LeoChloë Grace Moretz, Marton Csokas and Haley Bennett, and the film also features an original song by rapper Eminem with a chorus by Chandelier chanteuse Sia.

The latest TV spot not only really reminds us of what we already knew about The Equalizer‘s story, but it also highlights Eminem and Sia’s track, titled “Guts Over Fear.” Though we heard snippets of the song in a previous trailer, Eminem’s rapping is more center stage this time around – and Slim Shady sounds like he’s at the top of his game here.

Here’s the synopsis for The Equalizer:

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Feisty TV Spot For Denzel Washington In ‘The Equalizer’

18 August 2014 3:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

No, The Equalizer isn’t about the long drawn-out process of fighting back after being a goal down for 89 minutes (Football joke!) but instead about former black ops commando Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) who fakes his own death for a quiet life in Boston.

However, he can’t resist the action and ends up coming out of his retirement to rescue young girl Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), and finds himself face to face with Russian gangsters – as you do on a Tuesday night. It’s directed by Antoine Fuqua who you’ll know for Training Day, Shooter and the rather surprisingly good Olympus Has Fallen with co-starring roles for Bill Pullman, and Melissa Leo.

It doesn’t exactly seem to be in the same vein as the highly successful TV Series from the 1980s, or feel much like Edward Woodward’s private eye, so let’s assume they’re using »

- Dan Bullock

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New TV spot for The Equalizer featuring Eminem’s ‘Guts Over Fear’

18 August 2014 2:56 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a little over a month to go before its release, Sony has dropped a new TV spot for The Equalizer, which features ‘Guts Over Fear’ the new song by Eminem and Sia; check it out below…

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston.  When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds are stacked against them, and they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help.  He is The Equalizer.

The Equalizer is set for release on September 26th, with director Antoine Fuqua reuniting with Training Day star Denzel Washington. »

- Gary Collinson

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Denzel Washington is Not in Detox Program

16 August 2014 12:27 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Denzel Washington is doing a health cleanse.

Rumors that Denzel Washington had a wild month of July that required him to detox from alcohol are being addressed. The detox reportedly occurred in his Orange County residence for more than two weeks.

Today, his publicist tells Et,  "He does this health cleanse every time he's about to go back to work and start his conditioning and nutritional program. Always cleans up after the family vacation in prep for work. Nothing new."

Denzel will be promoting The Equalizer on a worldwide tour. In this film, Denzel plays the role of Robert McCall, a former black ops commando who faked own his death to live a quiet Boston life. He will come out of retirement to rescue a young girl and face Russian gangsters.

The Equalizer is set »

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Denzel Washington Out for Justice in First TV Spot for 'The Equalizer'

15 August 2014 12:33 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

"There comes a point where you have to help people who can't help themselves." Denzel Washington is back protecting the good people again as The Equalizer, but it doesn't seem to be something he's excited about in this extended TV spot for the action thriller from director Antoine Fuqua. It looks like we're going to get a good threatening monologue from Washington at some point, and that's always great. Plus, if you look carefully, I'm pretty sure Washington smashes a shot glass into someone's eye socket in this TV spot. We also get our first glimpse at Bill Pullman in the movie, and I completely forgot he even had a role. Here's the new TV spot for Antoine Fuqua's The Equalizer from Eminem's YouTube page: The Equalizer is directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Shooter, Olympus Has Fallen) and written by Richard Wenk (The Expendables 3, The Mechanic). Denzel Washington plays McCall, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Q&A: ‘Let’s Be Cops’ Director Luke Greenfield on Impersonating a Cop

14 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As the director of 2004’s “The Girl Next Door” and a producer on “Role Models” four years later, Luke Greenfield has shown a talent for finding heart in his comedy. His latest film, “Let’s Be Cops,” pairs Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. as roommates who find that impersonating police officers has its benefits — and dangers. Jake and Damon both star on “New Girl”; did that have anything to do with their casting? Not at all; we shot this movie a year ago and I was deep in postproduction before I even found out about the connection. Now people say, ‘Oh, you’re doing ‘The New Girl’ Movie!” Jake came in and just blew me away. Then I met Damon and had no idea they even knew each other. But they have such an amazing chemistry, onscreen and off. Is it true this film is written from personal experience »

- Jenelle Riley

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David Ayer's Fury To Close The BFI London Film Festival

14 August 2014 4:39 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

David Ayer’s study of grizzled men in metal, Fury, is the official pick to close this year’s BFI London Film Festival. The Training Day man’s old-school war flick will be pulling down the curtain on the 58th Lff in a blaze of exploding shells, Wehrmacht panzers and hipster 1944 haircuts on October 19.Patrolling the red carpet will be Ayer and his star, Brad Pitt, a suitably starry presence to bring the film fest to a close in a Leicester Square shindig that will be simultaneously screened in cinemas across the country. Head to the official site for details of those events.“It’s a true pleasure to be returning to England, where we shot the film,” enthuses Ayer in the official announcement. “The fields of Oxfordshire and Bovingdon Airfield in Hertfordshire were our home for 12 weeks last year, so it’s something of a homecoming for us to »

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Brad Pitt Starrer ‘Fury’ to Close London Film Festival

14 August 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Brad Pitt starrer “Fury” is to close the 58th BFI London Film Festival. Pic makes its European premiere on Oct. 19 at the Odeon Leicester Square in London.

The film was written and directed by David Ayer, whose helming credits include “End of Watch,” and whose writing credits include “Training Day” and “The Fast and the Furious.” Pic also stars Shia Labeouf (“Nymphomaniac”), Logan Lerman (“Noah”), Michael Pena (“End of Watch”), and Jon Bernthal (“The Wolf of Wall Street”).

Pitt and Ayer are confirmed to attend the Closing Night Gala, while a cinecast from the red carpet and simultaneous screenings will take place at movie theaters across the U.K.

Pic is set in April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push across Europe, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.

The movie lensed in England, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Casting Net: Lizzy Caplan joins Joseph Gordon-Levitt Christmas comedy

8 August 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

• Masters of Sex star Lizzy Caplan will play Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s love interest in Sony’s untitled Christmas Eve-set comedy. Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, and Anthony Mackie will star as three childhood friends who reunite in New York City for their annual night-before-Christmas bash. Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street) will play Rogen’s wife in the film from writer/director Jonathan Levine, who previously worked with Rogen and Gordon-Levitt on the cancer comedy 50/50. [THR]

• Mark RuffaloMichael KeatonRachel McAdams, and Stanley Tucci are all in talks for the sex abuse scandal film Spotlight. Ruffalo and McAdams would play reporters for The Boston »

- Jake Perlman

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