17 items from 2014
Listen all of y'all, it's Sabotage. Here’s a brand new and exclusive TV spot for Sabotage, the forthcoming action thriller starring the Governator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, plus a number of other actors who are not, let’s face it, nearly as stacked as Arnie. Directed by David Ayer (Street Kings, End of Watch), it also stars Sam Worthington, Olivia Williams, Terence Howard, and Joe Manganiello. »
A handsome movie in many ways, but it feels like an unpolished first draft, one that can’t quite decide how fantastical it wants to be. I’m “biast” (pro): like Keanu Reeves more than most
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
This umpteenth iteration of the Japanese legend of the 47 ronin, or masterless samurai warriors, has its fair share of problems, but not as many as you’ve heard, and not as many as the presence of poor Keanu Reeves — who has unfairly become a cinematic punchline — may have led you to believe. Stolid, stoic Reeves (The Day the Earth Stood Still, Street Kings) is well-cast as the half-Japanese, half-British Kai, whose status as an outcast in xenophobic 18th-century Japan means he has to keep his eyes down and his mouth shut, and the actor maintains a modest presence throughout, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
High-tension action with an even higher body count.
Arnold Schwarzenegger takes top billing for only the second time since ending his political career, and finally seems to be comfortable in front of the camera. Arnold is joined by a great ensemble cast, with the likes of Sam Worthington (Avatar, Wrath of the Titans), Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow, Iron Man), and Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike). They all have great on-screen chemistry and are very convincing as a tight-knit group of DEA task force agents that have worked together for a long time.
David Ayer takes the reigns as director of this action thriller. Sabotage only marks Ayer’s fourth time directing a feature film, but it has the similar raw and visceral look of his previous two movies, End of Watch and Street Kings. Ayer, who is mostly known for his writing (The Fast and the Furious, Training Day, »
- Kristian Odland
It’s the re-imagining of the last days of Jim Morrison.
The upcoming “The Last Beat” is described as an erotic, lyrical and music-filled portrait of a fictionalized character that was inspired by Jim Morrison’s last days in Paris. It follows an American rock star Jay Douglas with poetic ambitions and living in Paris who becomes involved in a love triangle.
The indie film stars Shawn Andrews (“Dazed and Confused”), Cameron Richardson (“Shameless”), Martha Higareda (“Street Kings”), Kevin Corrigan (“The Departed”), and Seymour Cassell (“Rushmore”). It is directed by Robert Saitzyk.
Latino-Review received an exclusive four-minute extended opening scene for “The Last Beat.”
There will be a crowd raising campaign for film fans to part of the project, which will be posted on its Facebook site at www.facebook.com/thelastbeatmovie. You can also follow its Twitter or visit its web site at www.lastbeatmovie.com.
Check out the exclusive clip and still below. »
- Gig Patta
Lock and loaded! David Ayer’s new movie “Sabotage” looks to be an action-packed one! While the new film will not hit theaters until April 2014, anticipation and excitement are quickly building for the new action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Open Road released a new international trailer that features its cast in glorious action with a lot of bullets and money. David Ayer is best known as the writer of the Academy Award winning film “Training Day.” He later started a career as a director with the films “Street Kings” and “End of Watch.” Read “Sabotage’s” synopsis below: “A team of Drug Enforcement Administration operatives, led by John Wharton (a.k.a “Breacher”) [ Read More ]
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- Rudie Obias
Well, that Point Break remake that we’d all like to pretend isn’t happening…is still on the way, after all. Variety is reporting that the film, a redo of Kathryn Bigelow’s classic 1991 action film, has found its Johnny Utah to pit against Gerard Butler’s Bodhi. The original actors to play the roles were Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, respectively. This time around, the man standing on Utah’s surfboard will be Luke Bracey.
Bracey is a a little-known Australian actor who appeared in a soap opera down under called Home and Away. Stateside, his credits include Monte Carlo and G.I. Joe: Retaliation. He was on the recent shortlist to play Christian Grey in 50 Shades of Grey, a role that would eventually go to Jamie Dornan. In Point Break, he’ll play Utah, an undercover agent that attempts to infiltrate a criminal gang lead by the enigmatic Bodhi. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Lock and loaded! David Ayer’s new movie “Sabotage” looks to be an action-packed one! While the new film will not hit theaters until April 2014, anticipation and excitement are quickly building for the new action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Open Road released a new clip that features its cast in glorious action with a lot of bullets and money. David Ayer is best known as the writer of the Academy Award winning film “Training Day.” He later started a career as a director with the films “Street Kings” and “End of Watch.” Read “Sabotage’s” synopsis below: “A team of Drug Enforcement Administration operatives, led by John Wharton (a.k.a “Breacher”) is [ Read More ]
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- Rudie Obias
Before Keanu Reeves starred as Johnny Utah in Kathryn Bigelow's Point Break his biggest role came two years earlier in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure as I don't think anyone was casting him in either role for his performance in Stephen Frears' Dangerous Liaisons a year earlier. Now, Point Break is getting a remake with Ericson Core (Invincible) directing and Gerard Butler has already joined the production in as Bodhi, a role originally played by Patrick Swayze, and a new Johnny Utah has been found in Luke Bracey, whose most recent role didn't even allow him to show his face as he played Cobra Commander in 2013's G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Bracey will likely be more recognizable to Selena Gomez fans who will recognize him from 2011's Monte Carlo where he played Riley. For the rest of us, we can just consider him an unknown. Expected to hit theaters in »
- Brad Brevet
Mexican romcom “Marry If You Can” (“Casese quien pueda”) is charming its way to box office bliss, having opened numero uno on Valentine’s Day to earn 45.5 million pesos ($3.4 million) on its first weekend, beating “Robocop” and “The Lego Movie,” and growing at a faster clip than all-time local blockbuster “We Are Nobles” at the box office.
Pic claims the second largest opening weekend for a domestic pic in Mexico after Eugenio Derbez’s “Instructions Not Included,” which grossed 61.3 million pesos ($9.6 million) in its first week and ended up with $46 million. In the U.S., “Instructions” was a hit in the U.S. for distrib Pantelion with $44 million.
Penned by its lead actress and co-producer Martha Higareda and helmed by Marco Polo Constandse, “Marry If You Can” tracks a young bride-to-be, played by Higareda, who finds out that her fiance has cheated on her while she’s being fitted for her wedding gown. »
- Anna Marie de la Fuente
Boyz N The Hood director John Singleton has resurrected a long gestating biopic of late rap icon Tupac Shakur. Singleton, who directed Shakur in his 1993 film Poetic Justice, will also produce and help re-write the Untitled Tupac Shakur Project alongside scribes Jeremy Haft and Ed Gonzalez, whose last credit was a direct-to-video sequel to Street Kings.
Even though his filmography has been spotty in recent years, with 2 Fast 2 Furious and Abduction, returning Singleton to his West Coast roots will probably bode well for the director. The project also takes on more significance since he was a friend of Shakur’s. “Tupac was the guy who I planned to do a lifetime of films with,” Singleton told Deadline. “His passing deeply affected my life. As well as countless people in this world. His life story is as important to my generation.” The Untitled Tupac Shakur Project could signal Singleton’s return »
- Jordan Adler
David Ayer's Sabotage is a loose adaptation of Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" and stars the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Olivia Williams, Mireille Enos, Sam Worthington, Harold Perrineau, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello, Max Martini and Josh Holloway. Yes, I'm interested. Set to hit theaters on March 28 and already receiving an R-rating for "strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some sexuality/nudity and drug use" the film is certain to be balls-to-the-wall. Of course, for every End of Watch Ayer delivers there's a Street Kings, so he can be hit and miss, but I choose to be optimistic. Today a three-minute red band trailer for the film arrives and can be viewed directly below. Give it a look and let me know what you think. »
- Brad Brevet
Depp After a 10-year hiatus, the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards will return on February 15th at Paramount Studios. A new category will make its debut at the ceremony, the Distinguished Artisan Award, which the guild will bestow upon superstar actor and physical chameleon Johnny Depp. Said guild president Susan Cabral-Ebert in a statement, "Make-up and hair artisans agree that Johnny Depp is a wonderful selection to receive our first Distinguished Artisan Award. He, probably more than any other actor working today, uses the skills of our members to delineate his characters... A great artist himself, he allows others to shine."
Grammys The 56th Annual Grammy Awards held on Sunday night was the gift that keeps on giving for Daft Punk. In addition to beating out Taylor Swift's "Red" for album of the year with "Random Access Memories," the French electronic duo took home awards for Record of the Year, »
- BJSprecher Sprecher
Lock and loaded! David Ayer’s new movie “Sabotage” looks to be an action-packed one! While the new film will not hit theaters until April 2014, anticipation and excitement are quickly building for the new action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Open Road released a new trailer that features its cast in glorious action with a lot of bullets and money. David Ayer is best known as the writer of the Academy Award winning film “Training Day.” He later started a career as a director with the films “Street Kings” and “End of Watch.” Read “Sabotage’s” synopsis below: “A team of Drug Enforcement Administration operatives, led by John Wharton (a.k.a “Breacher”) is [ Read More ]
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- Rudie Obias
With the live-action adaptations of Akira and Bleach still pretty much stuck in limbo, those interested in seeing a Hollywood blockbuster version of the Japanese art form can now turn their sights on Ghost in the Shell.
Deadline reports that Rupert Sanders has signed on to direct a live-action adaptation for DreamWorks.
The studio acquired the project back in 2008, fuelled by the passion of Steven Spielberg. Jamie Moss (Street Kings) was originally to pen the script, before Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island) replaced him. But now it looks like the studio has started over, with a new script from William Wheeler (The Reluctant Fundamentalist).
The story follows the exploits of a member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission that specializes in fighting technology-related crime.
The long-running franchise began life as a manga series back in 1989, written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow. Since then, there have been two further manga volumes, »
- Kenji Lloyd
A live-action Hollywood version of Masamune Shirow's acclaimed manga Ghost in the Shell has been in development at DreamWorks since 2008, when the studio acquired the rights at the behest of Steven Spielberg.
Since then, there's been little real movement on the movie, but the adaptation now finally seems to be pushing ahead with Deadline revealing that director Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) has signed on to helm the project.
While screenwriters Jamie Moss (Street Kings) and Laeta Kalogridis (Terminator: Genesis) had both previously worked on the project, Sanders will instead utilise a new script from William Wheeler (Hoax, The Reluctant Fundamentalist) while Avi Arad (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) will serve as producer. »
- Gary Collinson
The adaptation has long been a passion project for DreamWorks' Steven Spielberg, who acquired the property in 2008 and set Jamie Moss (Street Kings) to write the script. We reported in 2009 that Laeta Kalogridis signed on to write the adapted script, although that was the last we heard about the project. At the time, the studio made ambitious plans to shoot it in 3D, although it isn't known if they are still considering that approach.
The project is based on Masamune Shirow's original 1989 manga, which centers on a covert unit within the Japanese National Public Safety Commission, who fight tech-related crimes. The manga was adapted into the anime movies Ghost In The Shell, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, »
Tomorrow will bring us my top ten most anticipated movies of 2014, but we must first look at the ten films that fell just out of reach, though I must say this is a rather impressive grouping and it's rather obvious how much more excited I am about each one of these lists the closer we get to the top. Today's list includes a couple of comedies, my highest ranking studio franchise feature, a directorial debut we've all been looking forward to, an On Demand release and more than a few directors whose names alone get us into the theater. Check it out and if you missed either of my two previous installments there is a navigation directly below and on the final page of this post. Most Anticipated 2014 Navigation #1-10 | #11-20 | #21-30 | #31-40 #20 Knights of Badassdom January 21 Peter Dinklage and Ryan Kwanten in Knights of BadassdomPhoto: eOne Films Knights of Badassdom »
- Brad Brevet
17 items from 2014
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