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John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson star in all-action thriller Basic appearing together for the first time since their Oscar-nominated performances in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. Following DEA agent (Travolta) as he investigates the disappearance of a ruthless sergeant (Jackson)and his cadets during a training exercise, Basic promises a truly intense thriller. Catch all the action this Sunday, September 1st as it airs on Reelz at 8p Et/5p Pt but not before you vote for your top ten John Travolta movies. After all, we know he's not always Mr. badass. Hairspray anyone?
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Link | Posted 8/28/2013 by reelz
- reelz staff
The over-the-top soap "Devious Maids," coming to Lifetime Sunday, June 23, reveals messy lives inside spotless homes.
In this, a maid is raped and murdered. The first two episodes do a great job of establishing the main characters -- five housekeepers and their employers.
The maids are friends and share an easy rapport. A new housekeeper, Marisol (Ana Ortiz, "Ugly Betty"), enters their Beverly Hills world and tries to befriend them, but it's clear she has an agenda. She's different -- more educated, removed -- and asks too many questions. She also wears red high-heeled wedges to clean.
Inspired by a telenovela, "Devious Maids" has broadly drawn characters, particularly the employers. Evelyn Powell (Rebecca Wisocky, "American Horror Story"), whose maid was slain, could teach royalty about entitlement. »
Have John Travolta and Robert De Niro ever worked together prior to Killing Season? I mean, they.ve each worked with several of the same directors over the years, and frequently dabble in genre exercises such as this, that it feels like a thorough IMDb search of their vast filmographies would turn up a moment where their careers crossed paths in a generically titled thriller like Basic or . Maybe I.m just mashing Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown together into some Tarantino haze of violence and funny accents. Speaking of, what is this accent that Travolta is doing in this Killing Season trailer, which just dropped on Apple.s page? It.s Serbian, but it has such a lyrical tilt to it that it reminds me a bit of the Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoon . and That was a movie De Niro actually was in! Travolta.s playing a trained Serbian assassin »
For all their talent and good looks, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are no Paul Newman and Robert Redford. While those two struck gold twice in a row with "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969) and "The Sting" (1973), Vaughn and Wilson have followed up "Wedding Crashers" with "The Internship," the kind of film that should serve as grounds for divorce.
But Vaughn & Wilson aren't the only dynamic duo to strike out their second (or third) time at bat. Here are ten winning combinations that couldn't leave well enough alone.
First: "The Apartment" (1960)
Then: "Irma La Douce" (1963)
Under the guidance of director Billy Wilder, Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine starred in "The Apartment," one of the best films to ever win the Oscar for Best Picture. So when that same trio reunited three years later for "Irma La Douce," you'd expect the same kind of magic, »
- Zach Laws
Mythology Entertainment’s moment of truth is near.
The production company, launched in late 2011 by Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt and Laeta Kalogridis, will debut its first movie, Roland Emmerich’s “White House Down,” this month during one of the most crowded moviegoing seasons on record.
Amy Pascal, the studio’s movie chief, bought Vanderbilt’s script in late March 2012, and three days later invited the writer to her house to discuss hiring Emmerich. By August, the director was shooting in Montreal, where a replica of about 70% of the White House was built.
“We all wanted to launch with a fun, popcorn title,” Fischer notes. “When I first read Jamie’s script, I thought, ‘Omigod, this is the most commercial project I’ve ever seen. »
- Dave McNary
It's been a rough few years for "Die Hard" director John McTiernan. Once considered one of the hottest directors in Hollywood (he also directed "The Hunt for Red October," "Predator," and "The Thomas Crown Affair"), since 2006 he has been embroiled in a scandal involving the shady private detective Anthony Pellicano and the illegal wiretapping of McTiernan's "Rollerball" producer Charles Roven. The story is positively labyrinthine and involves a number of high profile Hollywood players, but so far McTiernan is the only one who has received jail time (a year-long sentence is scheduled to begin soon). Still, you can't keep a good -- or in the case of McTiernan, a great -- director down, as the filmmaker is quietly working on a new project while awaiting his fate. According to a post on the Free John McTiernan Facebook page (which has already garnered the support of everyone from "The Incredibles" director »
- Drew Taylor
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