13 items from 2013
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of all-stars as the global blockbuster franchise built on speed races to its next continent in Fast & Furious 6. Reuniting for their most high-stakes adventure yet, fan favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Sung Kang, John Ortiz, Gal Gadot and Elsa Pataky are joined by badass series newcomers Luke Evans and Gina Carano.
Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian’s (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin’s empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete.
Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to »
- Movie Geeks
Jamie Foxx knows how to make a statement without saying a word.
Prime example: the shirt worn by the Generation Award recipient at Sunday's (April 14) 2013 MTV Movie Awards. It featured a photo of 17-year-old shooting fatality Trayvon Martin, surrounded by smaller pictures of the youngsters whose lives were lost in last December's Sandy Hook school shootings in Newtown, Conn.
Maintaining on the red carpet that he didn't intend to make "a political statement" with his attire, Foxx -- accompanied by his "Django Unchained" leading lady, Kerry Washington -- mentioned that his 19-year-old daughter, Corinne, was with him at the MTV event and explained, "We're just protecting our kids."
Whether Foxx still lets the shirt speak for itself when he accepts his Generation honor remains to be seen, but if he decides to keep his speech just to his history with the MTV Movie Awards, he'll still have plenty to discuss. »
Foxx has amassed an impressive body of work over the years, working with such respected directors as Michael Mann ("Miami Vice," "Collateral" and "Ali"), Oliver Stone ("Any Given Sunday") and, of course, Quentin Tarantino ("Django Unchained"). He won the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of musician Ray Charles in "Ray" (2004) and received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Mann's "Collateral."
Foxx will next be seen as the President of the United States in "White House Down," the Channing Tatum action film opening June 28, and is set to write, direct and possibly star in a five-episode horror anthology series that will air on Syfy this fall. He'll be seen next summer as the villainous Electro in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."
"As a comedian, »
- NextMovie Staff
If you watched the HBO movie "Phil Spector" last night, you saw Al Pacino at his Al Pacinoiest, spewing out David Mamet's dialogue with the abandon of a rabid, frothing feral animal. But isn't that why we love him so?
Nelson Carvajal made this supercut of a careers worth of Al Pacino growling with an insanity that you just have to admire -- and thank your lucky stars that you aren't on the receiving end. Check out the clip above for over 6 minutes of Pacino going ballistic in movies like "Any Given Sunday," "...And Justice For All," "Insomnia," "Heat" and, um, "Gigli."
(h/t Indiewire) »
- Ross Luippold
Odd List Simon Brew 26 Mar 2013 - 06:44
A superb character actor James Woods has turned in some remarkable performances. Here are a few of his underappreciated roles...
If you're looking for an actor who's far more interested in being a character than a hero, then surely James Woods is your man. He's built up a body of work over several decades that has rightly brought him a degree of acclaim - Videodrome, the brilliant Cop, Ghosts Of Mississippi, Contact, Salvador, and his growing collection of excellent TV roles - but in the 80s and 90s, he popped up in lots of films that are rarely talked about now.
There are so many seemingly lost great James Woods roles, that it seemed long overdue we try and right that particular wrong. So here's a collection of perhaps the lower profile, yet brilliant, performances from his career. And this is just a few of them. »
Director: Oliver Stone
Running Time: 131 minutes
Extras: None other than the extended version
Oliver Stone has a chequered career: Platoon, JFK, and Any Given Sunday sit uneasy next to misfires W, Alexander, and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. His latest, Savages, based on Don Winslow’s novel, is a contender for his most fun film yet.
Blending up-and-comers Kitsch, Johnson, and Lively with seasoned pros Travolta, Del Toro, and Hayek is a shrewd choice by Stone. Kitsch may be tough to take seriously at times due to his constant frowning, but the cast work well together and bounce off each other nicely. Stone is, as usual, heavily involved with the script, co-writing with novelist Winslow and Shane Salerno, and in spite of the many cooks, it’s a very cohesive screenplay, weaving the multi-stranded story together perfectly. »
- Sam Carey
This year’s Super Bowl pits brother against brother (49ers coach Jim Harbaugh vs. Ravens coach John Harbaugh). When this story inevitably becomes a movie (or, probably, made-for-tv-movie), we’re betting there will be a scene of mutual acceptance where one brother says he’s sorry he underestimated the other and the other responds “having you for a brother is greater than any Super Bowl ring.” And we predict we will need tissues.
There’s something about football (and football movies) that heightens emotions. Maybe it’s the competition, the agony of defeat, the glory of victory, the metaphors of »
- Sarah Caldwell
TBS is putting its Men back to work this spring.
TVLine has learned that the cabler’s Men at Work is slated to launch its second season on Thursday, April 4 at 10/9c.
Additionally, TBS’ new competition series Who Gets the Last Laugh? will bow Tuesday, April 16 at 10 pm.
Related | Men at Work Season 2 Casting Scoop
Season 2 of Men at Work — which stars Danny Masterson (That ’70s Show), Michael Cassidy (The O.C), Adam Busch (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and James Lesure (Las Vegas) — will feature guest spots from Gossip Girl’s Jessica Szohr, White Collar’s Marsha Thomason and Fraiser‘s Peri Gilpin, »
- Megan Masters
“This is our house!” “This is our time!” “It all comes down to this.” They’re phrases we’ve all heard before, and they’re phrases we’ve come to expect from sports movies and television shows, along with an epic training sequence and at least one injured player. But every now and then, a sports production steps up its game with a speech that makes us cheer and, at least briefly, want to get off the couch and do something athletic.
In honor of the upcoming Super Bowl, here are the 10 movie and television football speeches that we can »
- Samantha Highfill
Duo set to work in tandem for a third time after De Palma reportedly signs up for film about late American football coach
Brian De Palma and Al Pacino are to reunite for a biopic about Pennsylvania State University's controversial former American football coach, Joe Paterno, who was forced to retire after a sexual abuse scandal took place on his watch.
Pacino was first reported to be in talks to play Paterno in September last year. Now Deadline reports that De Palma has agreed to take on directing duties for the drama, which is titled Happy Valley. The pair last worked together on the gangster tale Carlito's Way in 1993, and before that on 1983's iconic mob drama Scarface.
Paterno, who was not involved in any criminal activity, left his job in 2011, after 45 years, when his former defensive co-ordinator Jerry Sandusky was accused – and later convicted – of 45 counts of sexually abusing »
- Ben Child
Brian De Palma is getting back together with his Scarface and Carlito's Way star Al Pacino for a biopic of Penn State's Joe Paterno. Pacino finds himself in a unique position to play Paterno, after doing the football coach thing in Any Given Sunday and portraying real-life controversial figures in HBO dramas about Jack Kevorkian and Phil Spector. Deadline reports the working title is Happy Valley and the specific Paterno focus is under wraps for now. »
- Zach Dionne
The Scarface duo of Brian De Palma and Al Pacino are united once again to tell the story of the late former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno in the upcoming biopic Happy Valley (tentative title). Paterno's decorated legacy at the school was overshadowed by the revelation of his knowledge of defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky's molestation of children, which will likely be one of the main focuses of the film. The rise and fall of Paterno is chronicled in the bestselling book that bears his name -- Paterno, by Joe Posnanski, which has been optioned by Wall Street producer Edward R. Pressman. Dave McKenna (American History X) is said to be on board to write the script. Hit the jump for more on the project. As we reported this fall, Pacino has been attached to the project for some time. Also as we noted, though the choice of Pacino »
- Allison Keene
L.L. Cool J turns 45 years old today!It's hard to believe that the "NCIS: Los Angeles" star was once a radio regular -- who can forget his 1990's hit, "Mamma Said Knock You Out"?L.L. became one of the most famous faces of rap, and his songs helped shape an entire generation of artists and music lovers alike. He's definitely talented -- the "Going Back to Cali" singer has moved from the airwaves to the big screen, starring in flicks like "Charlie's Angels," "Any Given Sunday" and "S.W.A.T."Mr. Cool J tied the knot with Simone Johnson in 1995 and the pair share four children together. While we love seeing L.L kick the bad guy's butt on the small screen, we do miss his gold chains and sans shirt days! To see more musicians of the '90s click "Launch Gallery" above! Read more »
- tooFab Staff
13 items from 2013
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