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Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week
"Fast & Furious 6"
What's It About? Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Vin Diesel, and the late Paul Walker reunite with Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, and future Wonder Woman Gal Gadot to put the pedal to the medal in the sixth iteration of this car-racing series. Can our favorite speed freaks outwit and outdrive a gang of drivers led by a British baddie named Shaw (Luke Evans)?
Why We're In: Besides the fact that some of the DVD earnings will be donated to the late Paul Walker's charity Reach Out Worldwide, this is the perfect guilty-pleasure action film to pop on with a bunch of friends. It's worth it for the runway scene alone.
Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week
"Big" (25th Anniversary Edition)
What's It About? Before Tom Hanks saved "Mr. Banks," he won our hearts as a little »
- Jenni Miller
The Society of Camera Operators has announced the recipients of its Lifetime Achievement Awards for 2014. The Camera Operator Award goes to Chris Haarhoff, whose credits include Saving Private Ryan, Fight Club and Almost Famous. Other honorees are William Coe (Jersey Boys, The Avengers, J. Edgar), Lifetime Achievement as Camera Technician; Barry Wetcher (GoodFellas, Quiz Show, Sherlock Holmes), Lifetime Achievement as Still Photographer; and Jack Carpenter of Carpenter Camera Cars (Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Crash, The Matrix Reloaded), Lifetime Achievement as Mobile Camera Platform Operator. The society’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service goes to Stan McClain, founder of Filmtools Inc., and the President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement will be presented to Leonard Chapman, founder of Chapman–Leonard Studio Equipment, for his support of the camera operator. The awards will be handed out February 15 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
50 Shades of Grey
Max Martini ("Pacific Rim," "Captain Phillips") is in negotiations to play the bodyguard of kinky billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) in Sam Taylor-Johnson's "Fifty Shades of Grey" film adaptation at Universal and Focus.
The story follows the relationship of 27-year-old billionaire Grey and college student Steele. Dakota Johnson, Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford and Jennifer Ehle are also on board and shooting begins in early December. [Source: Variety]
Daniel Bernhardt ("The Matrix Reloaded," "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire") has been added to the cast of Chad Stahelski and David Leitch's revenge action thriller "John Wick". Bernhardt plays Kirill, a formal Russian military commander and the henchman to the villain Viggo (Michael Nyqvist).
- Garth Franklin
Directed by Francis Lawrence
“What the shit? They made a Battle Royale for kids? I give up” I believe that right there, was my exact quote after seeing the trailer for The Hunger Games. But despite my obvious disdain, I went and saw the movie and walked away…ambivalent. It was better than I thought it was going to be, but yet still wasn’t impressed. A month later, during a trip to Seattle, I really wanted to go see a movie at the Cinerama (and if you live in Seattle, then you know how awesome that place is). Guess what was playing? That’s right, The Hunger Games. Knowing that my options could be a lot worse and my desire to see a movie at the Cinerama greatly outweighing my ambivalence, I »
- Craig Dietz
Directed by Francis Lawrence
With I Am Legend and Constantine in his filmography, two not entirely successful features but both ones with impressive sequences here and there, director Francis Lawrence would seem an adequate fit for a populist sci-fi or fantasy franchise instalment. Established fans of either Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games novels or Gary Ross’ first film adaptation can rest easy regarding Lawrence being given the keys to the remaining films in the series, à la David Yates with the Harry Potter franchise: Catching Fire is a very strong blockbuster, an improvement on its predecessor, and Lawrence’s most consistently effective effort to date.
Part of that improvement comes through Lawrence’s better credentials with action sequences and stylisation, Gary Ross having received a lot of flak from many (though not all) for the »
- Josh Slater-Williams
Empire Strikes Back or The Matrix Reloaded? The Dark Knight or Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest? Often, the follow-up to a sure-thing franchise starter, freed of the demands of table-setting exposition, delivers a deeper, more character-driven story. Other times, the sequel is a double-down rehash that makes you second-guess what you liked about the original in the first place. And occasionally, the second film is a space-holder, a bridge from the movie that first introduced the characters to the third (and fourth) chapter that will ultimately determine their fate.
- Jeff Labrecque
Me... me... me... Watch out for that sneaky Agent Smith! In the latest "Movies in Real Life" video, Improv Everywhere sends Neo to the Macy's in New York City to shop for a "man dress". There he encounters a bevy of Agent Smiths and gets into a slow-mo fight with all of them before taking off... to the second floor. This fun stunt is referencing, obviously enough, the Burly Brawl fight scene from The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and it's amusing to watch them make fun of and recreate the scene in the middle of a department store. This isn't my favorite "Movies in Real Life" creation so far, but it's the perfect distraction to incite some laughter. Here's the fourth episode of "Movies in Real Life" inspired by the Burly Brawl fight in Matrix Reloaded: From Improv Everywhere: "For our latest mission we sent Neo from the Matrix into Macy's in »
- Alex Billington
The crew at Screen Junkies have released their latest Honest Trailer, this time for the 1999 classic The Matrix and it's less-than-classic sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. What I dig about Honest Trailers is that they're mostly just that, with a variance in opinion of course. You can't deny the awesomeness that is the first The Matrix, which was revolutionary for its time and set a standard that's still copied today in terms of stylized »
- Paul Shirey
Cinephiles starving for footage from their most anticipated films are always on the look out for the latest trailers. Studios notice these things and in an effort to appease fans quickly while still generating hype for their films create teaser trailers. Teaser trailers can be painfully short sometimes (often being released before a movie has even finished filming), but they are almost always a treat to watch, so I've compiled some of the best teasers to have come out during the decade of the 2Ks!
Spider-Man has been a my favorite comic superhero since I was a little kid. So when I caught this trailer in the theaters (shortly before it got yanked because of the tragic events of 9/11) I nearly wet myself. It starts off like it could be any cops and robbers type film, and many people probably just passed it off. Then something grabs the helicopter. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
‘Insidious: Chapter 2′ box office: Horror movie has second best September debut ever — not taking inflation into account (photo: Barbara Hershey in ‘Insidious: Chapter 2′) As further evidence that moviegoers are sick and tired of sequels, James Wan’s Insidious: Chapter 2, starring Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson, and veteran Barbara Hershey, took in $40.27 million this past weekend, September 13-15, at the North America box office according to weekend actuals found at Box Office Mojo. That’s more than three times the $13.27 million Wan’s Insidious collected in April 2011. How could that be? Well, James Wan’s Warner Bros.-distributed The Conjuring, starring Vera Farmiga and Insidious‘ Patrick Wilson, became a sleeper horror hit in mid-July, collecting an astounding — for a relatively low-budget horror movie — $41.85 million on its first weekend, ultimately cuming at $136 million in North America in addition to an excellent — once again, for a relatively low-budget horror movie — $135.2 million internationally. »
- Zac Gille
To mark the release of Fire with Fire on DVD Now, we’ve been given 3 copies of the show to give away.
Director David Barrett (Arrow, The Mentalist, Blue Bloods) is no stranger to bringing action to life on screen having co-ordinated stunts for scorching productions including The Matrix Reloaded, The Town and Speed 2: Cruise Control.
Barrett leads an all star cast of Hollywood sizzlers including number one action-man Bruce Willis (Die Hard Franchise, The Expendables, The Fifth Element) as police officer ‘Mike Cella’, fiery femme Rosario Dawson (Trance, Unstoppable, Sin City) as witness protection agent ‘Talia Durham’ and Hollywood hunk Josh Duhamel (Safe Haven, Transformers Franchise, Life as We Know it) as firefighter ‘Jeremy Colton’.
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Opening on Friday the 13th, horror sequel Insidious Chapter 2 scared up an excellent $40.3 million this weekend. Meanwhile, Luc Besson's The Family had a decent debut as well.The Top 12 earned $89.5 million this weekend, which is up a whopping 30 percent from the same period last year.Insidious 2's $40.3 million debut is over three times as high as its predecessor's $13.3 million opening, which is an incredible improvement for a sequel. It's also about on par with director James Wan's The Conjuring, which opened to $41.9 million in July. This is only the second time ever that a director has had two movies open over $40 million in the same year*the Wachowski siblings did it in 2003 with The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.The month of September is typically a slow one at the box office, so Insidious 2's opening ranks second all-time behind last year's Hotel Transylvania ($42.5 million). Overall, it »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
It's finally Labor Day Weekend, which means the summer movie going season is officially closed for business starting this Monday. As summer winds down, and we head into September, many movie fans have made one thing very clear. They think this summer has been a complete wash! But is this summer any different than last summer, or the summer before that? How about a decade removed? Did we have bombs as big as The Lone Ranger, R.I.P.D. and After Earth ten years ago? (Yeah, we did, and it was called Gigli.)
We've decided to take a look at how this summer stacks up to a bygone era. Was 2003 a better year for movies? Or did we actually have it pretty good here in 2013 with Iron Man 3, Man of Steel and Elysium (just to name a few of the better one that have played out over the »
Rome, Aug 29 (Ians/Aki) Days after announcing a her split with her French husband and movie star Vincent Cassel, Italian actress Monica Bellucci is said to be involved with a property tycoon from Azerbaijan.
The couple had reportedly. »
- Arun Pandit
The couple is said to have split by 'mutual agreement', following months of speculation about their relationship, News.com.au reported.
The Italian actress, who rose to fame in films like 'The Matrix Reloaded' and 'The Passion of the Christ', told Grazia magazine in April that they were never sure about how long their marriage will last. (Ani) »
- Shiva Prakash
If the first trailer to Clarence Fok's contemporary actioner Special ID left you hungry for more of Donnie Yen's innovative brand of action, then look no further to a behind-the-scenes video posted by Japanese stuntman and Yen's long-time assistant action choreographer Kenji Tanigaki. The video contain loads of ass-kicking fight scenes, crazy car chases and high flying (or falling) stuntwork to what promises to be an action-packed thrill ride. Yen takes on the role of Zilong Chen, an undercover police officer deep within the ranks of one of China's most ruthless underworld gangs. The leader of the gang, Xiong (Collin Chou - Jet Li's Fearless, The Forbidden Kingdom, The Matrix Revolutions, The Matrix Reloaded), has made it his priority to weed out the government infiltrators...
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Countless movies feature both heroes and villains hanging on for dear life, a fatal plunge below their feet, and now a bunch of them are together in one slick little video called Gravity: A Falling Montage. And the title basically describes the video as accurately as it gets. Utilizing scenes from movies like Batman Returns, The Matrix Reloaded, Magnolia, Thor, Die Hard, Vanilla Sky and more, the film features small clips from films featuring either a prominent scene with a character jumping off some sort of ledge, or simply falling through the air, complete with music from the soundtrack of 28 Days Later. Watch! Here's Gravity: A Falling Montage from 35Mm A Group for Cinephiles on Vimeo: The editing is a little choppy at first, but then it finally comes together with the montage of characters tumbling through the air. Obviously, it's hard to include all the films which features sequences like this, »
- Ethan Anderton
In case you didn't hear, Robert Downey Jr. will be returning as Tony Stark for at least two more "Marvel's The Avengers" sequels ... and considering he reportedly raked in about $70 million for the first "Avengers" movie, it's fair to assume he'll soon be making the transition from rich guy to outrageously rich guy,
Still, when it comes to getting super-paid, he's got nothing on Keanu Reeves, who took home the biggest ever single-movie payday when he banked around $126 million on "The Matrix Reloaded," or Tom Cruise, who grabbed an estimated $175 million on "Mission: Impossible III" and "War of the Worlds" combined. That'll buy you a whole mess of auditing sessions.
Moral of this story? Super-famous actors are richer than you. See them and their gigantic paychecks below.
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- Adam D'Arpino
Anghus Houvouras on Hollywood's 'Franchise Wars'...
The franchise wars. A phrase used by a young Sandra Bullock in the movie Demolition Man used to explain why all restaurants are now Taco Bell. It's a clever idea: The concept that massive conglomerates ended up in brutal combat eviscerating one another until only one bloody, battered survivor remained. Twenty years later the franchise wars have been declared. But it's not happening at the drive thru.
It's happening at the cineplex. We are now living in the age of the film franchise wars.
There are three elements that have led to the film franchise wars.
1. Hollywood Studios apprehensive to produce unknown quantities
2. Consumer reluctance to spend money on the unfamiliar
3. An increase in product being released to the marketplace forcing franchises to cannibalize one another.
If you're willing, join me on an exhaustive look at the current state of the big budget blockbuster »
- Flickering Myth
Andy and Lana Wachowski -- the masterminds behind "The Matrix" and the cruel bastards behind its sequels -- are now firing back against the screenwriter who said they stole his ideas for Matrixes 2 & 3 ... insisting the full trilogy was their Own terrible idea and no one else's.TMZ broke the story ... screenwriter Thomas Althouse -- famous for writing nothing so far -- filed a $300 million lawsuit against the Wachowskis, claiming they ripped off his screenplay "The »
- TMZ Staff
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