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'Dying of the Light' Trailer: Nicolas Cage Goes Rogue

As Nicolas Cage says in the new trailer for "Dying of the Light," "There are two kinds of men in this world: Men of action - and everyone else."

Well, it often seems like there are two kinds of Nicolas Cage: the gifted star of "The Rock" and "Leaving Last Vegas" - and the guy who's just cashing paychecks. For "Dying of the Light," it seems he's the latter.

The trailer isn't actually bad. Cage huffs and puffs as a veteran, decorated CIA agent who goes rogue after learning his nemesis, a terrorist named Banir, might still be alive.

Unfortunately, there's not much else to it. Plus, the strange history behind the movie - director Paul Schrader is disavowing it after feuding with producers over the final cut - does not bode well for the final product.

"Dying of the Light" opens Dec. 5.
See full article at Moviefone »

White House Down Blu-Ray Review

Director: Roland Emmerich

Starring: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, Joey King, James Woods.

Running Time: 131 minutes

Certificate: 12

Extras: Dynamic Duo: Channing Tatum & Jamie Foxx, Men Of Action, Meet The Insiders, Roland Emmerich: Supporting Cast, Gag Reel, Inside Story, The Beast, The Full Arsenal, Presidential Treatment, Crashing The Oval Office, Drowning The Beast, Recreating The White House, VFX Boundaries Down, Lights – Camera – Heart-Pumping Action.

It’s easy to forget that predictability is all about context. While the likes of Avatar looks great, it encourages that disbelieving eye-roll as it fights to be cleverer than it is but when it’s White House Down, you’ve got the best old-school entertainment and is probably, wait, definitely what A Good Day To Die Hard desperately wanted to be.

For every clichéd character, including a tech-geek with a penchant for classical music, Roland Emmerich has created an explosive,
See full article at The Hollywood News »

What to Watch: Nov. 10-16, 2013

Chicago – It’s kind of a light week at the Blu-ray and DVD store (do they still have those now that Blockbuster has closed?). As studios prep a lot of major releases for holiday season, a few titles have been released on Blu-ray, DVD, and streaming services this week that we wanted to highlight, including a decent animated flick, a great foreign one, and a bunch of movies that may interest you but that you should probably avoid.

The Attack

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The Attack

The best new release of the week is this moving foreign film about a man shattered by the realization that his wife may not be who he’s always thought she was. The revelation brings to the surface the man’s own history and the piece becomes a moving meditation on the crisis in the Middle East and how the past and hidden conflicts are always there,
See full article at HollywoodChicago.com »

Bones Boss Opens Up About Friday Move, Hodgins' Family Secret and… a New Couple!

Bones Boss Opens Up About Friday Move, Hodgins' Family Secret and… a New Couple!
Bones is finally making the move to Fridays at 8/7c this week after years of dodging the oft-stigmatized night. But executive producer Stephen Nathan isn’t fretting about the show’s new home.

“Thankfully, this has happened at a time when the days of the week really don’t mean all that much on television anymore,” said Nathan during a recent conference call. “So many people timeshift the show… We still have a large audience that watches us when we are on, but I’m not that concerned with Friday. I think all these loyal fans are going to come over to Friday.
See full article at TVLine.com »

Blu-ray, DVD Release: White House Down

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 5, 2013

Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $40.99

Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

White House Down is the second movie showing the Capitol under siege for 2013.

Like Olympus Has Fallen, White House Down tells the story of a man (Channing Tatum, Side Effects) who’s denied his dream job of protecting the President (Jamie Foxx, Django Unchained) then ends up being the one person who can save the country.

Tatum’s John Cale is a Capitol Policeman, and when he takes his daughter on a tour of the White House, he ends up being in the right place at the wrong time. When a heavily armed paramilitary group takes over the complex, Cale’s the only one who can save the day.

Directed by action movie guru Roland Emmerich (2012), White House Down also stars Maggie Gyllenhaal (Nanny McPhee Returns), Jason Clarke (The Great Gatsby), Richard Jenkins (Killing Them Softly
See full article at Disc Dish »

Marvel announce new ‘Marvel Universe’ line of comics

Marvel have announced the debut of the Marvel Universe line of comics which are launching in April 2012 with the debuts of Marvel Universe: Ultimate Spider-Man #1 and Marvel Universe: The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #1.

In Marvel Universe: Ultimate Spider-Man #1, from Man Of Action, Dan Slott, Ty Templeton & Nuno Plati, Peter Parker must balance battling Super Villains and the drama of high school! But fear not True Believer, there is no menace too diabolical and no test too challenging for Spider-Man! Then, in Marvel Universe: The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #1, the creative team of Chris Yost and Adam Dekraker, present not one, but Two new action-packed Avengers stories to catch you up on the adventures of Earth’s Mightiest through the eyes of Agent Coulson.

Marvel Universe: The Avengers: Earth’S Mightiest Heroes #1 (FEB120603)

Written by Chris Yost

Pencils by Adam Dekraker

All Ages …$2.99

On Sale This April!

Marvel Universe:
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Movie Review: Drive (2011)

Ryan Gosling in Drive

Photo: FilmDistrict Note: This review was originally published on May 19, 2011 after I saw it at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. I am reprinting it here as it hits theaters this weekend.

As blood dripped down Ryan Gosling's face in director Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive the Cannes audience couldn't help but laugh. It wasn't a laugh as a result of something funny, it was a laugh of relief as this year's Cannes Film Festival has offered an abundance of diversity and Drive appears to be the aggressive, head-stomping capstone. But as violent and intense as this film can be, it has its share of honest laughs and silent moments, making for the best film I saw at this year's festival. As far as who deserves the credit -- sit back -- there are a lot of kudos to be handed out.

Let's begin with Ryan Gosling,
See full article at Rope Of Silicon »

Cannes Movie Review: Drive (2011)

Ryan Gosling in Drive

Photo: FilmDistrict As blood dripped down Ryan Gosling's face in director Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive the Cannes audience couldn't help but laugh. It wasn't a laugh as a result of something funny, it was a laugh of relief as this year's Cannes Film Festival has offered an abundance of diversity and Drive appears to be the aggressive, head-stomping capstone. But as violent and intense as this film can be, it has its share of honest laughs and silent moments, making for the best film I saw at this year's festival. As far as who deserves the credit -- sit back -- there are a lot of kudos to be handed out.

Let's begin with Ryan Gosling, who turns in stoic and steely performance as Driver, an auto mechanic, Hollywood stuntman and potential stock car racer that occasionally moonlights as a criminal getaway driver. Yeah,
See full article at Rope Of Silicon »

Marvel Cco Joe Quesada Says Creators Will Be More Involved With Television and Movies

Marvel Cco Joe Quesada Says Creators Will Be More Involved With Television and Movies
Marvel's Chief Creative Office Joe Quesada, says it best. "Back in the day, so many of us in the creative community would sit back and watch someone produce a TV show or a movie based on a comic book and see it flop miserably because those people didn't understand what made those characters work. We'd sit there going, 'Why didn't they hire comic book people?'" In 2011, that's exactly what Marvel plans on doing [1]. Read more after the jump. In an interview with Comic Book Resources [2], the former Editor-in-Chief, now Chief Creative Officer, was asked now that he doesn't have to worry about the publishing arm of Marvel, what his plans are for 2011. There's too much stuff to list, and so much of it is still in the developmental stages, so I wouldn't be able to talk about it anyway. What I can say is that the things on my
See full article at Slash Film »

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