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There was a lot that put me off The Wall (2017). For one, I’m not a big fan of war films – they’re just not my cup of tea. Secondly, despite the fact that wrestlers are apparently good actors now – hello Dave Bautista – I’m biased against wrestlers actually being actors after I came to the conclusion that Dwayne Johnson was basically playing the same role in every film he was in. (Dave, if you’re reading this, this doesn’t apply to you. You are a wonderful actor). Even John Cena who, truth be told, actually played a really good part in the Amy Schumer fronted rom-com Trainwreck (2015), drew my ire – and I can’t actually remember seeing him as a wrestler! And Aaron Taylor-Johnson? He’s not a bad actor, by any means, but he’s just never done anything that really impressed me. And yet, despite all »
- Ian Bailey
Anthony Bourdain is calling out Hollywood's elite for staying silent after numerous women -- including his girlfriend, Asia Argento -- have come forward alleging that Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed and/or assaulted them.
The celebrity chef went on a Twitter rant on Tuesday, outright berating designer Donna Karan for her remarks about the Weinstein accusers and seemingly shading Matt Damon for not speaking out about the allegations against the high-powered studio mogul. This was in addition to overall slamming Weinstein's alleged indecent behavior.
Bourdain's tweets come after Argento alleged in a New Yorker piece published on Tuesday that Weinstein forcibly performed oral sex on her.
"@AsiaArgento, I am proud and honored to know you. You just did the hardest thing in the world," he wrote along with a link to the article.
Bourdain then followed up that message with the tweet: "Can we use the word »
The Bourne film series may have come to outstay its welcome today, but 15 years ago, The Bourne Identity was a plucky spy thriller starring a rising dramatic actor making his first venture into the action genre. Without high expectations for the film, director Doug Liman and star Matt Damon debated giving The Bourne Identity a dramatic twist — by killing off […]
The post Trivia: Jason Bourne Almost Died at the End of ‘The Bourne Identity’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Hoai-Tran Bui
Ryan Lambie Oct 3, 2017
Now here's an intriguing project worth looking forward to. It teams Doug Liman, the director of The Bourne Identity, Edge Of Tomorrow and American Made, with a novel by Patrick Ness, who previously wrote the wonderful A Monster Calls. Chaos Walking is adapted from the Ya novel The Knife Of Never Letting Go, a sci-fi story about a world where women have almost entirely vanished and where those who are left can hear one another's thoughts.
See related Designated Survivor: a show well worth checking out
As if the premise and director weren't inviting enough, there's also the cast: it's being headed up by Tom Holland, stepping away from his Spider-Man outfit, who plays a young chap named Todd Hewitt; he's joined by Daisy Ridley, back from a galaxy far, »
- Chris Agar
New entry “American Made” (Universal) and holdovers “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” (20th Century Fox) and “It” (Warner Bros.). are basically tied at the top for weekend box office #1, with estimates placing all within $310,000. Any of the three could emerge on top when Sunday’s actual numbers are compiled after the weekend.
That’s good news for “It” in its fourth weekend (now headed even higher than the $325 million that seemed likely a couple days ago), more mixed for the opening of Tom Cruise’s latest film and the holdover for the expensive second release in the “Kingsman” franchise.
What is not good news is the sudden 20 per cent-plus drop in box office total revenues for the weekend. After three post-Labor Day stanzas where “It” propelled a strong resurgence that gave hope that the mediocre summer’s returns might improve, the current results suggest that the year will end down »
- Tom Brueggemann
An actor playing a young version of former President George W. Bush has a brief cameo appearance in American Made, the newest film from director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow), but the filmmaker’s drug smuggling period piece very nearly included an appearance from another former president. According to a new report, Bill Clinton was nearly depicted getting a lap dance […] »
- Ben Pearson
Based on a true story, Tom Cruise reunites with his Edge of Tomorrow director, Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), in this international escapade based on the outrageous exploits of a hustler and pilot unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history. With a lot of the action taking place up in the sky, this is a must see in IMAX!
Canada's own Ellen Page along with Diego Luna and Nina Dobrev star in Flatliners. Five medical students, obsessed by the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment: stopping their hearts for short periods of time, »
- Tanner Zipchen
Welcome to the “Preview Reel” column, where we look at the week’s upcoming wide-release movies. Last weekend’s box office was lower than expected with Kingsman: The Golden Circle failing to hit $40 million, The Lego Ninjago Movie barely earning $20 million, and Friend Request recording the worst wide opening of all-time with a mere $2 million across 2,500 screens. This week, Kingsman will be doing battle with the new Tom Cruise vehicle, American Made, while the Flatliners remake will most likely be dead on arrival. But will either movie be good? Let’s find out.
What we are excited about: The last time Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman teamed up was for Edge of Tomorrow (or Live. Die. Repeat. whichever stupid title you prefer) in 2014, and while American Made is a completely different movie, we’re excited for their next collaboration. Liman is known for his fast and loose »
- Scott Davis
Tom Cruise has arrived to cap a record September at the box office. But it won’t end with a bang.
He’s starring in this weekend’s widest launch, Universal’s “American Made,” which is expected to land in the low to mid-teens at 3,023 locations. While that’s certainly not ideal for an action feature with a major movie star attached, the film’s finances are partially bolstered by having already earned more than $60 million overseas. Still, there’s a good chance that it will be overshadowed by the recent string of R-rated releases including “It” and “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.” »
- Seth Kelley
Gaumont has come on board “The Emperor of Paris,” a crime thriller about Francois Vidocq, a real-life ex-convict who became a police detective during Napoleon’s reign. The project – which started shooting Tuesday – re-teams Jean-Francois Richet, the director of the “Mesrine” gangster films, with French star Vincent Cassel (“Black Swan”).
Cassel (pictured), who earned critical acclaim for his performance as Jacques Mesrine in Richet’s “Killer Instinct” and “Public Enemy #1,” will play Vidocq. He will star opposite Olga Kurylenko (“The Death of Stalin”), August Dhiel (“Inglourious Basterds”), Freya Mavor (“Skins”), Denis Menochet (“Custody”) and James Thierée (“Chocolat”), among others.
A French adventurer who became a gangster and then the boss of Paris police, Vidocq led a tumultuous life that has inspired authors such as Victor Hugo and Edgar Allan Poe. In “The Emperor of Paris,” set during the height of Napoleon’s reign, Vidocq lies low as a modest cloth merchant after a dazzling escape from a »
- Elsa Keslassy
“American Made,” which opens on Sept. 29, 2017 and is rated “R,” also stars Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, E. Roger Mitchell, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, Alejandro Edda, Benito Martinez, Caleb Landry Jones and Jayma Mays from director Doug Liman and writer Gary Spinelli. Note: You must be 17+ to win and attend this “R”-rated screening.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
In Universal Pictures’ American Made, Tom Cruise reunites with his Edge of Tomorrow director, Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), in this international escapade based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of Barry Seal, a hustler and pilot unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history.
The film is produced by Imagine Entertainment’s Academy Award®-winning producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind), Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver (Black Swan) and Tyler Thompson (Everest), Quadrant Pictures’ Doug Davison (The Departed), and Kim Roth (Inside Man). Gary Spinelli wrote the screenplay.
In theaters September 29.
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Mark Harrison Sep 19, 2017
Kingsman pulls the leg of the James Bond series - but how have the 007 films put across the relationship between Britain and the USA?
When Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service exploded into cinemas in 2015, it gave the iconic James Bond franchise much the same irreverent treatment that the director's previous Mark Millar adaptation, Kick-Ass, gave to comic book movies. Reviews focused on how the film recontextualised the familiar 007 tropes of guns, girls and gadgets through the lens of class, identity and that notorious final bum note.
In the sequel, Eggsy and the Kingsmen run up against a crime syndicate known as the Golden Circle with a little help from their American cousins, the Statesmen. It neatly shows us that American iconography plays much the same role for their opposite numbers, that liquor-themed codenames will stand in for Arthurian monikers, and most accurately of all, that »
Nicolas Cage is all set for his latest action role, starring as a big-game hunter in Primal.
Primal was unveiled this Tuesday at the Toronto Film Festival and will see Nicolas Cage starring in the independent action movie. Production is set to get under way on October 23 in Puerto Rico.
Primal’s screenplay has been written by Richard Leder. Variety’s synopsis for the film reads:
“[Primal] centres on a big-game hunter for zoos who has booked passage on a Greek shipping freighter with a »
- Samuel Brace
Nick Harley Sep 13, 2017
Nicolas Cage will rage as a big game hunter stuck on a ship with his prey in action film Primal.
Snakes on a plane? How about Cage on a rage….on a boat? Okay, admittedly not as catchy, but I’m sure some marketing executive is already hard at work on a memorable tagline for Nicolas Cage’s new film, Primal.
In Primal, Cage will play a big-game hunter working on behalf of a zoo. He must survive on a Greek freightliner after his haul of dangerous, exotic wild animals is set free by an escaped political assassin, aboard the ship to be extradited to the U.S. The animals, including a rare White Panther, wreak havoc, chaos ensues.
Picturing Nic Cage deliver animal-based puns while putting down attacking jungle beasts sounds like the best/worst movie ever. We couldn’t be more excited. Nick Powell, a »
Nicolas Cage will star in the independent action movie “Primal” as a big-game hunter. Production is scheduled to start on Oct. 23 in Puerto Rico.
The project was unveiled Tuesday at the Toronto Film Festival, where the Exchange is launching international sales.
“Primal” is the first project for Wonderfilm Media, launched by Kirk Shaw, Daniel Grodnik, Jeff Bowler, and Bret Saxon as a finance, development, and production entity based in Vancouver and Beverly Hills. Grodnik, who has credits on “Heist” and “Bobby,” is producing and Michael Becker is executive producing.
The script, written by Richard Leder, centers on a big-game hunter for zoos who has booked passage on a Greek shipping freighter with a »
- Dave McNary
12 September 2017 9:37 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Nicolas Cage is tapping his Primal instincts.
The actor is set to star in a film directed by veteran stunt coordinator Nick Powell (The Bourne Identity, X-Men: The Last Stand, Cinderella Man), which centers on Frank Walsh (Cage), a big game hunter for zoos who has booked passage on a Greek shipping freighter with a fresh haul of exotic and deadly animals from the Amazon, including a rare white jaguar. However, the big cat isn't the most deadly creature on board. Richard Loffler, a political assassin being extradited to the U.S in secret, is also along for the ride. Two »
- Tatiana Siegel
The Villainess Trailer 2 The second and final movie trailer for The Villainess / Ak-Nyeo (2017) has been released. This movie trailer shows the viewer the Pre-government sponsored life of Sook-hee (Ok-bin Kim) and what happened to her after the government got their hands on her (think The Bourne Identity). The previous trailer showed more [...]
Continue reading: The Villainess (2017) Movie Trailer 2: Ok-bin Kim Becomes A Sleeper Agent for South Korea »
- Rollo Tomasi
Ryan Lambie Aug 24, 2017
It was only a couple of weeks ago that we last spoke to Doug Liman, who in July was promoting his compact, $3 million war thriller The Wall. Now, he's back with another thriller, this one taking place over a much broader canvas. American Made tells the story of Barry Seal, a pilot who wound up running missions in and out of Central America for the CIA; taking covert photographs and smuggling in guns.
The film's the perfect vehicle for Cruise, given that he gets to fly lots of planes, but then again, Barry Seal's hardly your typical heroic Cruise lead: Seal earns a fortune running guns for the CIA and cocaine for the cartels, but »
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