16 items from 2014
We’ve reviewed every summer movie season since 1980 to find out which are the best, and which are the worst. Last week we posted our picks for the worst, and here we post our picks for the best.
2015 and 2016 may just be the most overthetop summer movie seasons yet. It seems like nearly every movie slated for a summer 2015 or 2016 release is heavily anticipated. Because of these impending summers of movie awesomeness, we’ve decided to take a look back at summer movie seasons of years past. The idea of the summer movie season is currently in full swing, but it didn’t catch on immediately. Hollywood had to do its fair share of experimenting to determine what types of films would be most successful. As a result, some summer movie seasons have been better than others. We’ve reviewed them all for you and ranked them from worst to best. »
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As one of Us TV’s most established series, not to mention the lucrative films, it is no surprise that Star Trek has featured such an impressive number of movie stars in it’s extensive list of guest actors. Throughout it’s classic run however, Doctor Who wasn’t so lucky. As the years went on it’s reputation began to wane, and towards the end of it’s 26 season run it was unfortunately attracting the likes of Ken Dodd rather than Kenneth Branagh
Luckily this is just one of the many things that the revival of the series has set about changing however. In fact the show has been graced by the presence of no less than seven highly successful movie stars in just the last two seasons alone, showing just how rapidly this trend of big name guests is increasing.
While there are film stars such as Simon Pegg, »
- Ian Coomber
The novel centres on an Iowa teenager who unleashes a swarm of human-sized praying mantises to wreak havoc on the local population.
The Porsche 911, one of Hollywood's enduring status rides, turns 50 this year. Besides occupying the garages of Industry gear-heads from Jay Leno to Jerry Seinfeld, the 911 has turned up in a host of movies — such as the one glimpsed in Jordan Belfort's (Leonardo DiCaprio) garage in The Wolf of Wall Street — sometimes as a featured player with more charisma than the principals. Photos Stars Bring Hot Cars to 'Need for Speed' Premiere Gone in 60 Seconds opens with Giovanni Ribisi stealing a silver 911 straight off the showroom floor in, yes, less than 60 seconds,
- Michael Walker
Escape to Victory didn't set the world alight on its initial release in 1981, but as the decades have ticked on the film has firmly cemented itself as a cult favourite among fans of film and football.
Now, this potent mix of The Great Escape and underdog sports tale is in line for a remake with Edge of Tomorrow's Doug Liman at the helm. Liman will surely play it straight in the redo, but the original film featured a glorious mix of big movie stars of the day (Sylvester Stallone, Michael Caine), ageing football icons who'd taken a paycheque in the Us (Pelé) and Ipswich Town players (hey, they were big in the '80s!).
With that in mind, Digital Spy has picked a brand new Victory 2014 starting XI ready for 90 minutes of life-or-death football. Fyi, we're playing 4-4-2 - the Nazis might overrun us in midfield but we're old school! »
Bracey portrays an FBI agent who goes undercover with a ruthless criminal gang in order to bring down their organisation from the inside.
Lindo will be playing Johnny Utah's FBI instructor, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Gerard Butler had been attached to the project, but negotiations broke down in May.
Watch a trailer for the original Point Break below: »
The story follows a young FBI agent named Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey) who goes undercover to stop an organized gang of criminals and extreme sport enthusiasts who are pulling off heists all over the world.
Lindo will plays an FBI instructor who tries to motivate Utah to pass training. Edgar Ramirez also stars in the film which begins shooting around the world next week.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
The worlds of football and cinema frequently collide, and judging by the number of great sportsmen who've tried their hand at acting, it's clear that Hollywood holds a strong allure for the professional athlete.
With the 2014 FIFA World Cup about to get underway, Digital Spy takes a look at a handful of actors who've made it to the big screen.
Arguably the greatest footballer of all time, Pelé lined up alongside fellow icons Bobby More and Ossie Ardiles (and a host of Ipswich Town greats!) in this inspiring blend of Great Escape-style war flick and underdog sports story.
2. Vinnie Jones (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels)
After retiring from the beautiful game, Wimbledon hardman Vinnie Jones established a second career for himself. »
There is no arguing the fact that featuring repetitive movie cliches in films undoubtedly come with the territory. After all, there is bound to be something in a feature length film that has been seen time and time again. In all fairness, some movie cliches simply have to exist in order to compliment the storyline or are necessary when highlighting a certain scene. For instance, in a western one might expect to see a gunfight showdown in the middle of the main dusty street or witness a poker game inside a saloon. True…these examples are western movie cliches but they are also anticipated because of the very nature of the genre for the film’s theme. Still, one has a right to grow weary of cliches in certain movies no matter how essential or overused they are within the plot. In a way it is kind of interesting to »
- Frank Ochieng
I don't know about you, but it's a little amazing to me that Angelina Jolie hasn't had a film open higher than Maleficent's $69.4 million. Then again, you look at her filmography and I can't help but wonder what exactly has Jolie done to make her considered such a big star other than simply being Angelina Joliec Sure, she's had some solid performances, but none of them are exactly general audience "must sees". Quick, what do you think is Jolie's highest grossing domestic release to datec Now, what are the movies you most often think of when you think of Joliec Now Now, here are her top five domestic releases. Are they the ones you were thinking ofc Kung Fu Panda - $215,434,591 Mr. & Mrs. Smith - $186,336,279 Kung Fu Panda 2 - $165,249,063 Shark Tale - $160,861,908 Wanted - $134,508,551 Now, here are her most popular roles based on number of votes at IMDb: Wanted (2008) - $134,508,551 Mr. »
- Brad Brevet
Today’s film is the 2012 short Loom. The film is written and directed by Luke Scott, and is co-produced by Ridley Scott. It stars Jellybean Howie and Giovanni Ribisi. Over the span of a career lasting nearly 30 years, Ribisi has appeared in numerous tv shows, such as The Wonder Years, Friends, and Dads, as well as movies such as That Thing You Do!, Saving Private Ryan, and Gone in Sixty Seconds. His newest film, titled A Million Ways to Die in the West, opened in wide release in American theatres this weekend.
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Scott Waugh (Need for Speed) is attached to direct the crime drama. It isn't known if Tom Cruise is still circling in the project, since he currently has a number of other movies in development such as Mission: Impossible 5 and Go Like Hell.
No story details have been given for Heist at this time, which originated with a screenplay from John Hlavin (Underworld Awakening) that was also worked on by Simon Beaufoy (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Scott Rosenberg (Gone in Sixty Seconds). Steven Zaillian is producing alongside Scott Waugh, with Film Rites' Garrett Basch serving as executive producer.
A horde of giant, horny preying mantises are about to be unleashed on the world as Sony Pictures acquires the rights to Andrew Smith's young adult novel Grasshopper Jungle.
The book was published last month and is set in the small town of Ealing, Iowa. It centers on friends Austin and Robby, who accidentally set an army of insects on an unsuspecting populace. Here is the book's official synopsis:
In the small town of Ealing, Iowa, Austin and his best friend Robby have accidentally unleashed an unstoppable army. An army of horny, hungry, six-foot-tall praying mantises that only want to do two things. This is the truth. This is history. It's the end of the world. And nobody knows anything about it. You know what I mean.
Funny, intense, complex, and brave, Grasshopper Jungle brilliantly weaves together everything from testicle-dissolving genetically modified corn to the struggles of recession-era, small-town »
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We take a close look at 2001's Swordfish, and pinpoint the crucial lessons that wannabe computer programmers can take from it.
What follows gets quite geeky at times. We should point out that this is very much a tongue in cheek look at the film, rather than a desire to see filmmakers correct programming errors!
The first few minutes of Swordfish, once Travolta has hit us with this revelation, proceed to dissect the all-time classic Dog Day Afternoon, whilst Travolta chomps on a cigar and looks pleased with the arrangement of his facial hair. There's not much of it, but it's still a point of pride to the man.
As for the film itself? »
Pulsating action thriller starring Hugh Jackman as a computer hacker who's forced into helping patriotic psycho John Travolta steal billions in government cash to fund his doolally anti-terror plot. Aided by the techno-wizards behind The Matrix and Face/Off, Gone in Sixty Seconds director Dominic Sena serves up a bone-rattling bonanza of stunts, chases and sweaty-palmed suspense, while throwing in Halle Berry as a topless femme fatale and kicking it all off with an awesome 360-degree explosion. But take care - it moves so fast you could choke on your popcorn. »
Nicolas Cage is an acting veteran who has appeared in more than 70 films, winning a Best Actor Academy Award for his searing portrayal of a writer drinking himself to death in Leaving Las Vegas. He’s also famous for turning in wildly over-the-top, hammed to the hilt performances without breaking a sweat. His hardcore fans praise his best films (Adaptation, Red Rock West, Bringing Out The Dead) even as they adore his arguably terrible ones (Gone in Sixty Seconds, Drive Angry, The Wicker Man) just because he’s Nic Cage.
Still, with the exception of 2013′s successful animated feature The Croods – in which he voiced the patriarch of a family of cave-dwellers – his last real hit would be 2010′s Kick-Ass, and his last critically celebrated turn might date back to 2006′s World Trade Center. For the last few years Cage’s output has mainly consisted of a series ...
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- Anthony Vieira
16 items from 2014
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