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If you’re anything like us, then you’ve spent hours wondering just how many punches Jason Statham has thrown over his long career. Well wonder no longer, as YouTube channel Burger Fiction has compiled a super cut of every punch ever administered by the British action star. Proceeding roughly in chronological order through Statham’s long career (although some scenes are presented out of order), the supercut starts with Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels; showcases the numerous franchises he headlines such as The Transporter, and The Expendables; and culminates in his more recent villainous appearance in Furious 7. Obviously not all of his roles are featured, such as his Handsome Rob character from The Italian Job – who mostly stayed behind the wheel and never laid a hand on anybody – but most of his career is represented in some capacity. The video has everything: dramatic »
Straight Outta Compton review Straight Outta Compton review: Hard-hitting, brutally honest, and still very relevant. This biopic about ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Group’ is one of the best films of the year.
They were quite possibly the biggest band in the world at the end of the 1980s; a group born out of the tough streets of South Central, Los Angeles that would go on to sell millions of records in countries all around the world. N.W.A.‘s brutally honest style, accompanied by the creative, banging beats of Andre ‘Dr. Dre’ Young, would tap in to the voice of a generation, and while at times grossly offensive, and indeed often politically incorrect, were absolutely mind-blowingly brilliant in their delivery and execution.
- Paul Heath
The more difficult the heist in a heist film, the more fun it is to watch. Typically, the difficulty of the heist increases along with the value of the goods being stolen. This is our list of the most valuable loot hauls ever to be shown in film.
Heist movies have transcended the traditional crime drama genre to become big budget entertainment. Like action films, these new-era heist films often try and compete with each other by going bigger and better. More risky heists are more fun to watch. More valuable loot increases the stakes and therefore the thrills. More complicated plans impress the audience. There is no longer a practical limit of what can be stolen and how that thing can become stolen. Anything is possible.
This list shows just how outrageous some heist films have become. It used to be about putting together a plan to rob the local jewelry store or bank. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
Christian Bale is to play the legendary Enzo Ferrari in a new biopic based on the Italian car magnate. The film will be directed by Michael Mann (Public Enemies, Collateral), and will be adapted from Brock Yates’ 1991 book “Enzo Ferrari: The Man, the Cars, the Races.”
There isn’t an official title for the film as yet, but two scripts are said to have been merged together, both adapted from the book; one by Troy Kennedy Martin (The Italian Job) and another by David Rayfield (Out of Africa).
Deadline, who broke the news say that the film takes place in 1957, a year where passion, failure, success and death and life all collided. They add that Mann and his team »
- Paul Heath
While he’s still waiting for a studio to pick up the title, Michael Mann has scored a huge advantage in that regard, as Christian Bale is on board to star as Italian car mogul Enzo Ferrarri in his film about the man. While previous reports showed his interest, Deadline’s story confirms that Mann has been working to help get this made for nearly 15 years, and at one point was setting it up for the late Sydney Pollack. Now, he’s firmly in the director’s chair for the story of the man who redefined the high-powered Italian sports car and was partly responsible for kick-starting Formula 1 racing. Mann has taken two existing scripts, one by The Italian Job’s Troy Kennedy Martin and another from Out Of Africa’s David Rayfield and bolted them together. Everything is based on Brock Yates’ 1991 book Enzo Ferrari: The Man, The Cars, »
Mann has reportedly merged two scripts, one by Troy Kennedy Martin ("The Italian Job") and another by David Rayfield ("Out of Africa"). He has been tinkering with the project for close to fifteen years and at one time sought the help of the late, great Sydney Pollack.
Several actresses are circling the female leads and filming aims to begin next summer.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Okay, so "Blackhat" did dismal box office, and even diehard fans of director Michael Mann struggled to make a case for the movie (though a handful will). The filmmaker is stepping away from the world hackers and into the driver's seat for his long brewing "Ferrari," and he's got a big name to lead the movie. Christian Bale is reteaming with his "Public Enemies" director for the project. Based on Brock Yates’ book “Enzo Ferrari: The Man, the Cars, the Races” with a script by Troy Kennedy Martin (“The Italian Job”) and David Rayfield (“Out of Africa”), the film tells story of the founder of one of the most famous car company's in the world. The '50s-set story will also have a romantic angle as part of the plot, and a female lead is being sought. Read More: Michael Mann To Direct Enzo Ferrari Biopic This won't shoot »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Universal's historic year just keeps on rolling with Straight Outta Compton, which grossed $4,957,000 at late night shows, on its way to a predicted $40M weekend. The well-reviewed bio-pic of the group N.W.A., the ground-breaking rap artists that was fronted by Ice Cube and included now-billionaire and impresario Dr. Dre and the late Easy-e, was in 2,264 theaters. It adds another 493 for a final weekend screen count of 2,757. If it has a little more gas in the box office tank, and it probably does (it sits with an 87% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes), Compton will be Ice Cube's best opening ever, beating Ride Along ($41.5M last year). Sure he's essentially a producer, but it's part of his amazing, inspiring story, It's also a family affair as Ice Cube's son, O'Shea Jackson, plays his father in the film. Compton would also be the best opening for a musical bio-pic, leaping over the current leaders, »
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Exclusive: Studio execs who thought of F. Gary Gray as a go-to guy for taut thrillers like The Italian Job, The Negotiator, Law Abiding Citizen and Be Cool already are reassessing as Straight Outta Compton opens tomorrow with rave reviews and strong box office expectations. The film chronicles the fast rise and fall of N.W.A and the birth of streetwise poets who reflected the poverty, gangs, drugs, guns and heavy-handed law enforcement that was part and parcel of living… »
Arclight is seeking to co-ordinate a global day-and-date release at the end of this year. Distributors committed to theatrical outings with the picture include theatrical release Viswaas (India), Aqua Pinema (Turkey), Ram Indo (Vietnam), Pioneer (Philippines) and Pt Prima (Indonesia).
Producers have employed a similarly international crew. VFX is headed by supervisor Bruce Jones (“The Italian Job.” “Star Trek”), art director Ian Bailie, (“Atonement,” “Pride and Prejudice”) and Scott Winig as director of photography. Sound editing is supervised by Oscar-nominated Kami Asgar and Sean McCormack. Oscar-winning Mark Paterson (Les Miserables) did the final sound mix. »
- Patrick Frater
As a lifelong fan of N.W.A., I walked into Straight Outta Compton expecting something of a sanitized story of the gangsta rap group comprised of '80s West Coast rap pioneers Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-e, Mc Ren and DJ Yella. One fear had to do with the fact Cube and Dre were producing the film while Eazy, the troubled group's frontman, passed away in 1995. Ren and Yella are onboard as "N.W.A. advisors" and Cube's son, O'Shea Jackson Jr., actually stars as his father in the movie. Given the circumstances it was hard to expect an entirely unbiased look at the lives these guys led, growing up in Compton, Calif. exploring the struggles they faced, the mistakes they made, the success they found, the discrimination, the infighting, the breakups, etc. Taking that into consideration, things are as they would be expected, the end result is a mixed bag. »
- Brad Brevet
Earlier this summer, “Mad Max: Fury Road” blew fans away with its reintroduction of Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy in this installment) and the debut of Charlize Theron’s Imperator Furiosa. It slayed with the critics and won over fans, while setting up at least a sequel, maybe more. Not too shabby at all. Read More: Review: George Miller's 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Starring Tom Hardy And Charlize Theron But the film didn’t just do all the above (not that it needed to do more, you know). It also inspired Michael Mirasol to make a killer supercut of some of the most awesome vehicular chases in movies. Watch below for some serious heart-pumping, rubber-burning, pedal-to-the-metal action. You might be surprised what all made the cut. Films like “Gone in 60 Seconds,” “Terminator 2: Judgement Day,” and “The Italian Job” assuredly make the grade. Mirasol doesn’t forget »
- Zach Hollwedel
Cruisin’ Down the Street: Gray Returns to Relevance with Biopic of Iconic Rap Group
Director F. Gary Gray will forever hold a seminal spot in 90s cinema thanks to helming Friday (1995), a gig he landed after directing an Ice Cube music video. Now, twenty years later, they reunite excitingly in Straight Outta Compton, Gray’s depiction of the rise, fall, and continuing tangential cultural influence of controversial rap group N.W.A., founded famously by Cube, Dr. Dre, and Eazy-e in the late 80s. Though it would be an impossible feat to satisfy every faction with this sort of ambitious reenactment, Gray and screenwriters Andrea Berlof and Jonathan Herman do a remarkable job of capturing the humanity behind the collaboration of a controversial music group notoriously reviled upon their initial denouement. With searing forcefulness, Gray also magnifies the continued importance behind the awareness N.W.A. sparked in regards to police brutality, a landscape »
- Nicholas Bell
Want to get your hands on a car from the Fast & Furious movies? If you have a spare £150,000 lying around then it could be yours.
A Nissan 350Z made by Veilside for 2006's Tokyo Drift is up for sale for £149,995 with Cheshire Classic Cars.
It's the car that Takashi (also known as Dk) owned in the film, and was used in a number of memorable scenes. It's still set up for drifting, but can be returned to its standard specification if the new owner wishes.
The car - which has racked up a total of 9,800 miles to date - is pictured next to the iconic Lamborghini Miura from The Italian Job.
The online ad reads: "The car's specification is well known to Fast & Furious fans. Fitted with the Veilside Version 3 Wide Bodykit and an Aps twin turbocharged engine, increasing the engine power from 280 to 430 bhp, with 420 lb ft of torque. »
Production is now underway on location in New York City on the New Line Cinema comedy Going In Style, directed by Zach Braff (“Garden State”) and starring Oscar winners Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”), Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules,” “Hannah and Her Sisters”) and Alan Arkin (“Little Miss Sunshine”).
Freeman, Caine and Arkin team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.
- Michelle McCue
Simply put, Straight Outta Compton, director F. Gary Gray’s biopic of the rap group N.W.A., is nothing you thought it would be and everything you hoped it would be. And it’s been in the making for 27 years.
Based on the true story and rise to fame of members Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-e, DJ Yella and Mc Ren, Straight Outta Compton (taken from the name of the first and only album released by the 5 original members) is both a biopic and a coming of age story that keeps you riveted in your seat for two and half hours.
In 1987, Compton, CA was a hotbed of gangs, drugs, and a brutally corrupt Lapd. With no real voice to express their frustration and anger, drug dealer Eazy-e and local DJ Andre Young, (aka Dr. Dre) decided to start a group with neighborhood friends Ice Cube, DJ Yella, and Mc Ren. »
- Melissa Thompson
Straight Outta Compton World Premiere (2015), Ice Cube, Dr. Dre (HD) In cinemas 14th August (Us), 28th August (UK) Starring: O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr Directed by F. Gary Gray.
World premiere of Straight Outta Compton, Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, August 11th, 2015.
In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their »
- Paul Heath
Whatever tough-guy notion of 1960s masculinity Robert Vaughn and David McCallum once embodied as reluctantly paired Cold War rivals has clearly gone the way of the Berlin Wall in the otherwise retro-flavored “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” a PG-13-rated loose-nukes caper whose target audience is too young to remember the classic spy show that inspired it — much less the once-frosty deadlock between American capitalism and Soviet communism that pits its distractingly handsome leading men against one another. Starring Henry Cavill as American art thief Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer as Kgb operative Illya Kuryakin, Guy Ritchie’s latest feels more suave and restrained than his typically hyperkinetic fare, trading rough-and-tumble attitude for pretty-boy posturing. And though the pic is solidly made, its elegant vintage flavor simply doesn’t feel modern enough to cut through the tough summer competition. Those seeking stylish spies will surely wait for “Spectre” or that promised “Kingsman” sequel instead. »
- Peter Debruge
Updating 1960s television shows and films has often proved a fraught endeavour. Pop culture of that era is so familiar, and so often invoked, that any film-maker revisiting it risks seeming crass and unoriginal. Is there anything left to be said about Swinging London or Michael Caine in Alfie, The Italian Job and The Ipcress File? After Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), what mileage is there in spoofing Sixties spy movies, most of which were made with tongue firmly in cheek anyway? Whether it is James Fox in a wig in Performance, David Hemmings with his zoom lens in Blow-Up (1966), or even Carl Boehm as the duffel-coated serial killer in Peeping Tom (1960), characters and images from many Sixties British movies are so familiar that they are beyond parody. »
In one week from today, the extraordinary film, Straight Outta Compton, opens in theaters.
In 1987, five young men, five young men—Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-e, DJ Yella and Mc Ren – using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music.
Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A.
And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today. (Trailer)
On Sunday, Wamg attended the press conference for Straight Outta Compton, »
- Melissa Thompson
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