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Even international spies have trouble balancing work and family life, according to “3 Days to Kill,” the latest lightweight action pic from writer-producer Luc Besson, here forming an unlikely (or perhaps unholy) trinity with director McG and star Kevin Costner. Surely the goal of the resulting tonal mishmash was to reignite Costner’s career a la what happened for Liam Neeson after Besson’s “Taken,” but any possibility of sleeper-hit status has been fatally compromised by watered-down fight scenes and misguided family man dramatics. Three days of decent box office appears the best hope for this Relativity release, likely to continue EuropaCorp’s recent run of non-”Taken” commercial disappointments in the U.S. International prospects look only moderately livelier.
- Geoff Berkshire
Angelina Jolie has garnered acclaim over the course of her acting career for both performances in dramatic fare such as The Changeling and Girl, Interrupted as well as commercial fare such as Mr. and Mrs. Smith and the Lara Croft series. However, many fans of the performer have also been intrigued by her recent forays behind the camera. Her latest directorial project, and her first since 2011, is titled Unbroken. Joel and Ethan Coen share screenplay duties with Richard Lagravenese, and the cast includes Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund, Jai Courtney, and Luke Treadaway. The first trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below.
(Source: First Showing)
- Deepayan Sengupta
Mr. and Mrs. Smith get a sitter! Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt left their six kids at home on Tuesday, Feb. 4, when the engaged lovebirds were photographed holding hands during on a dinner date at the Shipwreck Bar & Grill in Airlie Beach, Australia. See more pictures from their date night! On their first photographed couple's night out in months, the drop-dead gorgeous pair was all smiles as they shook hands with fans on their way into the restaurant and waved to the cameras. A slender Jolie, [...] »
When it comes to ascending a summit, first to the top usually wins. News this week confirmed that Working Title’s Everest, to be released by Universal, is a go. The film, from director Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns) began production Monday in Italy, with Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke and John Hawkes playing four of the climbers who attempted the disastrous 1996 ascent of Mount Everest in the Himalayas, only to be thwarted with terrible conditions that led to the loss of many lives.
Now that this film is in production, will it kill a competing Everest film at Sony?
- Nicole Sperling
Movie adaptations are common these days, so it is not shocking that Fox has announced their intentions to create a movie version of a card game. Come inside to check out all the details!
It's official. 20th Century Fox has purchased the rights from Hasbro to make a movie version of the Magic: The Gathering card game. While securing the rights is just the first step in the process, it is at least an indication that Fox sees some potential in the idea. Fox is not just considering a single film adaptation, but an entire franchise in the vein of Lord of the Rings. To assist in this vision, they have chosen Simon Kinberg to start laying the foundation with which the film developments will be based on.
Based on his previous work, he will probably be involved in writing and producing. That is good news to fans of the popular card game. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
Format: TV movie Network: ABC Runtime: 60 minutes Synopsis For the past two years Hawkeye has been sent on a mission by Shield to investigate and eliminate a super-soldier serum trade that has been going on all across Turkey. As Hawkeye gets closer to the main source of the trade he must first overcome a few challenges, both physically and mentally. Director Doug Liman I have chosen Doug Liman as the Director of this because I imagine this film having a somewhat similar tone to Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Hawkeye and Mockingbird have similar chemistry to the characters John and Jane Smith. Also Doug Liman has done some TV work before such as The O.C. and Heist. Cast and Characters Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye After the events of The Avengers Agent Barton was sent on a mission to Turkey to investigate and eliminate super-soldier serum trades that have »
Los Angeles, Jan. 9, 2014 — The Society of Camera Operators (Soc) will present its Camera Operator of the Year Awards at their Annual Awards Event, as announced today by Soc Vice President and Awards Executive Producer David Frederick, Soc. The black-tie celebration announcing the winners will be held on February 15, 2014 at the Skirball Cultural Center. The Soc donates all proceeds from the Awards Event to the Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to help children overcome their vision deficits. As previously announced, this year.s Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are Chris Haarhoff, Soc/Camera Operator (Saving Private Ryan, Fight Club, Almost Famous), William Coe/Camera Technician (The Avengers, J. Edgar, Jersey Boys), Barry Wetcher, Smpsp/Still Photographer (Goodfellas, Quiz Show, Sherlock Holmes) and Jack Carpenter/Mobile Camera Platform Operator (Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Crash, The Matrix). The Distinguished Service Award recipient is Stan McClain, Soc (National Security, Almost Famous, Any Given Sunday »
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7 items from 2014
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