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A new episode of Machinima's Super Power Beat Down has been released, and this one pits Batman against Darth Vader! This is an exciting episode that I think fans are really going to love. The quality of this web-series is always impressive, but this is definitely one of the best ones that they've unleashed.
The 14th episode of Super Power Beat Down is also far and away the best-looking and most epic episode ever - Batman vs. Darth Vader. This will be Batman's third appearance and Darth Vadar's second appearance in the beloved live-action series that pits two super powered legends in a winner-take-all battle - with the victor determined by more than a 1/4 million fans who cast their votes on the Spbd home page. The Caped Crusader is currently 1-1 on Spbd, with a decisive victory over Deadpool and a crushing defeat at the hands of Wolverine. »
- Joey Paur
Hart will play a former high school sports star turned accountant who, on the eve of a class reunion, is contacted by a former classmate who used to be a bullied "loser" but is now a contract killer for the CIA. The latter will be played by Johnson, who will recruit Hart's character to help foil a plot to sell classified military secrets.
Central Intelligence will begin shooting in the spring.
Source: Variety »
- Laura Frances
The Kevin Hart train shows no signs of slowing down and his next effort finds him teaming up with Dwayne Johnson. The pair will star in "Central Intelligence," a long brewing project that once had Ed Helms attached. He's sticking around to produce the movie that kicks off "with a class reunion approaching, as a former high school sports star turned accountant (Hart) is contacted by a classmate (Johnson) who was bullied and humiliated back in the day. The 'loser' that the accountant remembers is now a CIA contract killer who ropes him into helping foil a plot to sell classified military secrets." Oh, those wacky federal agents. Rawson Marshall Thurber ("Dodgeball," "We're The Millers") will direct. [Variety] With "Evil Dead" back to life on Starz, things are looking good for Bruce Campbell, who is now co-starring with James Frecheville, Annabeth Gish, Missi Pyle, G.W. Bailey, and Judge Reinhold in "Highly. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Kevin Hart went down the buddy cop route earlier this year when he starred in the comedy Ride Along, and he's already set to do it again. This time, however, his partner is going to be Dwayne Johnson instead of Ice Cube, and instead of the Atlanta police he will be working with the CIA. Variety has the news that New Line is now developing a new comedy called Central Intelligence and has brought on the dynamic duo of Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart to star. Set to be directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber - of Dodgeball and We're The Millers fame - the film will center on Hart as he plays a former high school athlete living a fairly quiet life as an accountant. Things go a bit off the rails, however, when a former classmate he used to bully (Johnson) contacts him in the days before their high »
Variety has revealed that Dwayne Johnson (Pain & Gain, Hercules) will team-up with Kevin Hart (Think Like a Man Too, Ride Along) for the buddy action-comedy Central Intelligence, which is to be directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Dodgeball, We’re the Millers).
According to the site, “the story begins with a class reunion approaching, as a former high school sports star turned accountant (Hart) is contacted by a classmate (Johnson) who was bullied and humiliated back in the day. The ‘loser’ that the accountant remembers is now a CIA contract killer who ropes him into helping foil a plot to sell classified military secrets.”
Central Intelligence is slated to begin filming in the Spring.
- Gary Collinson
Dwayne Johnson is looking to follow up his eye-catching role in 2013’s outrageous Pain & Gain with fellow action-comedy Central Intelligence, after the wrestler-turned-moviestar has signed on to star in New Line’s project alongside comedian Kevin Hart.
According to the report by Variety, the film will be directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Dodgeball, We Are The Millers), and has been described as the studio’s 21 Jump Street-styled move into the buddy comedy genre.
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— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 8, 2014
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— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) November 8, 2014
In fact, Central Intelligence will even go so far as to involve a high school reunion, one which »
- Michael Briers
Following its limited theatrical release, Lionsgate Home Entertainment is set to release Kevin Smith’s Tusk to Blu-ray, DVD, and digital on December 30th. Here’s a look at the official cover art and list of bonus features:
“Santa Monica, CA (November 4, 2014) – From writer/director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma, Mallrats) comes this wickedly funny modern-day monster movie that will hold you in terror as it keeps you in stitches. The highly anticipated film Tusk arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) December 30th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Starring Michael Parks (Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Django Unchained), Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story), Haley Joel Osment (Amazon’s “Alpha House,” The Sixth Sense) and Genesis Rodriguez (Identity Thief, Hours), Tusk is being called “Kevin Smith’s very best work” (Variety). Tusk premiered to the world at the 2014 Toronto »
- Jonathan James
Ever since his breakout role in 2004's Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Joel David Moore has been entertaining audience with his diverse array of talents that span several genres, from comedy (Grandma's Boy) to horror (Hatchet) to serious dramas (Beyond a Reasonable Doubt) to the biggest movie of all time (Avatar). He has even gone behind the camera to bring us the phenomenal indie Spiral, which he co-directed with Adam Green and he currently stars on the ABC drama series Forever. The actor goes back to his indie horror roots with the thriller Grace: The Possession, currently available on DVD and Digital HD, where he plays Luke, a young priest who helps the title character (Alexia Fast) with her "demons," literally.
In my last Growing Up Geek article, "The Beginning of a Child Actor," I started to talk about my adventures of being a child actor. As I mentioned before, I got my start doing a lot of stage plays and musicals at a local theater in the city where I grew up called The Glendale Center Theater. It was there that I made some of the best friends I ever had, and I engulfed myself in the world of entertainment. Acting was something that I truly enjoyed doing, and it gave me such a strong adrenaline rush every time I got up on stage. I really wanted to give this acting thing a try.
It was during this time that I was spotted by a couple talent agents while I was doing the musical Oliver. I played Charlie Bates, who was kind of a side kick to Artful Dodger, and »
- Joey Paur
Earlier this week HBO finally confirmed that both Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn had signed on for the second season of True Detective. And if sources are correct, both men will be joined by Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch, who will round out the series’ four lead roles. The casting news is sure to draw excitement and ire among fans as debate unfolds about whether or not each actor is the right choice.
While it remains to be seen just how each actor does in the series, we rounded up their best roles that serve as a primer to the crime drama.
Most mans of Vince Vaughn know him for his hilarious comedies, such as Wedding Crashers and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, but there was a time when the actor explored a more serious side of things. In 2000′s The Cell, Vaughn goes inside the mind of a serial »
- Stacy Lambe
With news that Vince Vaughn has been cast in True Detective season two, we're taking a look back at his early years as an actor. Vince kicked off his Hollywood career in the late '80s with small appearances on TV shows like 21 Jump Street and Doogie Howser, M.D., eventually hitting the big screen with a role in 1993's Rudy before breaking out in Swingers in 1996. Off screen, he made a series of handsome red carpet appearances in the late '90s, when he also briefly dated actress Joey Lauren Adams. By the early 2000s, he was everywhere thanks to Old School, Dodgeball, Anchorman, and Wedding Crashers. For a fun blast from the past, check out these pictures of a 20-something Vince Vaughn, both on screen and off. Source: Getty / SGranitz and Miramax »
When HBO confirmed this week that Vince Vaughn would be joining the cast of the second season of True Detective, the Internet's reaction was mixed, to say the least. Colin Farrell had already been confirmed as one of the detectives, and while Vaughn's name had been linked to the show already, some fans felt that the show wasn't the appropriate place for the king of Frat Pack comedy. However, you shouldn't discount Vaughn too quickly, as there are actually several reasons why he may be a perfect fit for the new season. Keep reading to see our breakdown of why Vince is a great pick. He's Not Playing Colin Farrell's Partner One of the biggest misconceptions about Vaughn's role in the new season is that he is playing one of the lead protagonists. Instead, Vaughn is playing Frank Semyon, a career criminal who is being described as "the central antagonist" on the show. »
The Vaughnaissance starts here! HBO has finally confirmed the news that everyone already knew - Vince Vaughn will star in the second season of True Detective. Expect to see a darker side to the big screen comedy star, who'll play a career criminal alongside Colin Farrell's compromised cop in Nic Pizzolatto's drama.
The duo aren't familiar faces on the small screen (Farrell's last recurring TV credit was Ballykissangel in the late '90s!), but here are 7 essential Vaughn and Farrell film to watch to get you ready for season two.
1. Swingers (1996)
Vince Vaughn burst onto the scene in the mid-'90s as Swingers' fast-talking cool cat Trent Walker. His character, a charismatic extrovert, stood in sharp contrast to Jon Favreau's more contemplative Mike. After Swingers put Vaughn on the map, he bagged roles in Jurassic Park: The Lost World and the Psycho remake - but »
It’s been two months since we heard the rumour that Vince Vaughn was joining True Detective (the story’s here). Today we’ve got confirmation - the Dodgeball and Wedding Crashers star will indeed be playing a villainous character in the second season of the show.
This villain is career criminal Frank Semyon, described as a man ‘in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.’
The news was confirmed by HBO, who also announced one of the central detectives – none other than Colin Farrell.
The In Bruges and Total Recall actor will play Ray Velcoro, described as ‘a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.’
We also »
The McConaissance was already in full swing when Matthew McConaughey agreed to star in the first season of True Detective with Woody Harrelson. But HBO and show creator Nic Pizzolatto are gambling that the hard-boiled anthology can serve as a rejuvenation machine for other treading-water actors aching to break out of a rut. HBO officially confirmed today that Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will star in season 2—but not as partners, a la Rust and Marty. Farrell is a cop, but Vaughn will play a “career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is »
- Jeff Labrecque
Following its first festival screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, reports and reviews have been coming out in favour of Kevin Smith’s Tusk saying it’s the best work the director has put out since 1999’s Dogma. The movie, which started out life as an episode of his Internet radio show Smodcast, has now debuted a new poster featuring Justin Long (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story)…
From the singular mind of writer/director and podcaster Kevin Smith, and conceived from one of Smith’s own Smodcasts, Tusk is a story unlike anything that has ever been committed to screen before. A tale that is equal parts hilarious and horrifying, Tusk will stay with you long after the credits roll.
- Luke Owen
It was the huge success of Brian de Palma’s The Untouchables back in 1987 that made Hollywood realise that vast amounts of money could be mined from a middle-aged audience by revisiting their childhood nights spent in front of the television. Fellow 1950s TV stalwart Dragnet arrived the same year to lesser acclaim – pairing Dan Aykroyd’s stoic Joe Friday against Tom Hanks’s impossibly-named Pep Streebeck – but the ball kept rolling.
In the 1990s, the ‘movie version of the classic 1960s TV show’ became a genre of its own. Some were huge hits (The Fugitive, Maverick), some spawned brand new franchises (Mission: Impossible, The Addams Family), some were absolute disasters (The Avengers, Wild Wild West). The best of them cooked up something fresh and new from the old ingredients, creating something with pan-generational appeal. If the recipe was right, there were huge dividends to reap.
Strange then that the »
- Cai Ross
Summer movie season is a magic time of year when Hollywood traditionally rolls out its most appealing merchandise. It’s true that some summer movie seasons are better than others. This is our ranking of all the summer movie seasons since 1980 from worst to best.
On January 20th, 1975, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios released Jaws. The movie landscape would be forever changed from that date. Jaws is widely credited as being the first blockbuster film because it was the first movie to make over $100 million (non-adjusted). The fact that the film had a meager $8 million budget meant that it was a huge cash cow for the studio and rocketed Spielberg to the the forefront of a new generation of filmmakers for a new era of movie mass-consumption. George Lucas and Spielberg followed up in 1977 with Star Wars, which became a sensational and very profitable hit. It helped to convince production »
- email@example.com (G.S. Perno)
Back in 2010, writer-director-actor Justin Theroux was asked to write and direct a sequel to 2001′s cult comedy Zoolander, which was directed by and starred Ben Stiller, alongside the likes of Owen Wilson (Marley & Me), Christina Taylor (Dodgeball), Will Ferrell (Step Brothers) and Theroux himself in a small role (he was the “Relax” DJ). Since then, nothing has really moved on the sequel, until now.
Many had predicted that Paramount, renowned for their apprehension over some of their properties, were looking to see how their other big cult property, Anchorman, faired when it green lit the sequel. And while Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues was a success, it wasn’t the runaway box-office juggernaut that they had hoped.
In an interview with Vulture however, Theroux has said that the sequel may be closer to reality than we think. The actor said: “Yeah, we’ve got a script for the sequel, and »
- Scott Davis
How do you go about replacing Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson? With difficulty. Since the second season of True Detective was announced, just who will play the new central investigators has been a big question mark hanging over the show.
While that question remains unanswered, we now have a good idea who the antagonist of the piece will be.
Villainous henchmen will be learning to dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge, because Vince Vaughn has now been very strongly linked to the big baddie role by pretty much every source going.
Writer/creator Nic Pizzolatto has hinted previously that we will now have three central detectives (two male, one female) and that the second season will up sticks from Louisiana to California.
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