We already know that The Expendables 3 will be the last movie in this action-packed franchise, which has some fans wondering what star/writer/producer Sylvester Stallone will do next. As it turns out, the actor is currently training to reprise his iconic role of John Rambo in Rambo V.
"I'm getting ready for that. I'm starting to work out. I'm going to be appropriately vicious and all that stuff, but intellectual. A killer with a heart. Smart, yet stupid. Tall, yet short. Broad, but thin. You know what I mean. We're going to try to cover all the boundaries."
The last we heard about the project was back in June, when Splendid Media acquired the rights to the franchise. The project, rumored to be called Rambo: Last Stand, reportedly finds John Rambo going up against a deadly Mexican drug cartel. Sylvester Stallone also wrote the script, which the »
Sylvester Stallone may be finished with "The Expendables" for now, but he's already at work preparing for another sequel, a fifth "Rambo". Stallone has been talking up the film for years, saying it will essentially be a "melancholy end" to the franchise with a "No Country for Old Men"-style tone.
Appearing at a party in New York last night, he tells Vulture that "Rambo V" is closer to happening than ever, in fact it might just be next for him: "I'm getting ready for that. I'm starting to work out. I'm going to be appropriately vicious and all that stuff, but intellectual. A killer with a heart."
Meanwhile, fellow action star Jackie Chan has been in the UK this week doing press for "Chinese Zodiac" and was asked by British TV host Jonathan Ross if a fourth "Rush hour" will ever happen. He said (via IGN):
"Lately they »
- Garth Franklin
For years, Sylvester Stallone has been talking up another Rambo sequel — a melancholy end to the franchise that he's likened to No Country for Old Men in tone — and at last night's Dujour's Cover-Star Sly party at Provocateur, Stallone told Vulture that Rambo V should be the next film on his docket. "I’m getting ready for that," he said. "I’m starting to work out. I’m going to be appropriately vicious and all that stuff, but intellectual. A killer with a heart." Stallone began riffing on more potential Rambo dichotomies: "Smart, yet stupid. Tall, yet short. Broad, but thin. You know what I mean. We’re going to try to cover all the boundaries."Stallone was out with members of his The Expendables 3 cast, and since we were already talking about dichotomies, we asked him, "What's the least macho thing about you?""I like home furnishings," replied Stallone. »
- Trupti Rami
When Bette Davis coined the phrase “Old age is no place for sissies,” she may as well have been describing the plot of “The Expendables 3.” Written by and starring Sylvester Stallone, the ensemble film features a cast of mature action vets who aren’t about to trade in their bullets for bifocals just yet. As the third entry in the popular franchise explodes into theaters on August 15, here’s a look at 12 films starring some of the toughest seniors in cinema.
Continuing his late-career reinvention as a post-middle aged action hero, Liam Neeson plays a federal air marshal who receives a series of threatening texts during a transatlantic flight. Trapping the 62-year old star in a confined location proved a wise decision as the modestly-budgeted thriller opened at No. 1 in the U.S. and earned over $200 million worldwide.
Arriving on September 26, this feature adaptation of the »
- Matthew Chernov
This weekend will see the release of The Expendables 3, the latest in a series featuring all your favorite action stars from the 80s and 90s in the same movie. This series is a one trick pony – all your favorite action stars from the past reuniting to relive their collective glory days – but it is a trick I’d happily watch for seven more films. I remember when the first film came out I told my dad I went to see it and loved it, and when he asked what it was I just named the cast. He remarked that that movie would sound cool if it was made in the 90s. I replied oblivious to the dig with “Yeah, it’s awesome, right?” – The fact that these were all action heroes past their prime was the point.
One of the reasons why I enjoy writing and thinking about the »
- Dylan Griffin
- Sasha Stone
Video tributes, or “supercuts” as they’re sometimes called, are rather commonplace, and while most of them are pretty one-note, today a video surfaced online that’s too good not to share. Titled “Shadows in the Valley”, this video is a celebration of the work of cinematographer Roger Deakins, piecing together just a few of the masterful shots that make up his illustrious career. From The Assassination of Jesse James to Skyfall to Barton Fink to Fargo to The Shawshank Redemption to O Brother Where Art Thou to No Country for Old Men, Deakins’ filmography is filled with gorgeous film after gorgeous film. He’s a true genius at manipulating and capturing light, and he’s one of the most gifted people working today. We have only one Deakins-led film to look forward to this year, the war drama Unbroken, but this video is a wonderful reminder of the variety of work Deakins has elicited, »
- Adam Chitwood
Billy Bob Thornton has strung together a career’s worth of memorable performances in films including Sling Blade, A Simple Plan, Primary Colors, Bad Santa, Monster’s Ball, Love Actually, Friday Night Lights, and the Joel and Ethan Coen-directed Intolerable Cruelty and The Man Who Wasn’t There. Has he ever played as riveting a character as his small screen turn as Lorne Malvo, the manipulative, malevolent murderous catalyst for the series transfer of the Coen Brothers film classic Fargo? Thornton is smack in the center of an Emmy category stacked with fellow movie stars lured by the superior writing and character development largely missing from features nowadays. Here, he tells Deadline why the small screen was the perfect forum for his resurgence, and what happens when an actor interprets a mortal character as something else.
Deadline: Lorne Malvo facilitated all the good and bad that happens in Fargo‘s snowy Minnesota town. »
- Mike Fleming Jr
Directed by Fritz Lang.
A child-killer is on the loose. The police can’t seem to track him down and the crime gangs even take the matter into their hands. One man labels the murderer with the letter ‘M’ on his back using chalk, and slowly the culprit is found out…
In the media storm involving Rolf Harris and Jimmy Saville, it seems to be the relevant moment to rerelease the incredible thriller M. An unforgettable tale of a child-killer, Hans – labelled by the letter ‘M’ – preys on children using balloons and sweets. His horrific acts are not only investigated by the police but by the victims, gangs and criminals of the town. As part of the Peter Lorre season at the BFI, M is a must-see in the actor’s catalogue as it defined his character in many of his future films, »
- Simon Columb
Just recently, we got our first official look at Josh Brolin as Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy. Even if you haven't seen the film, Marvel revealed a first look photo at the True Grit and No Country for Old Men star as the cosmic villain who will end up creating tons of problems for The Avengers in the future of the comic book studio's cinematic universe. We're not sure when we'll next see the big bad guy pop up on the big screen, but Brolin is aware of at least one upcoming appearance, and he told IGN as much when he talked about how he came to the role, and how Comic-Con helped him understand the character even more. First of all, keeping things vague, Brolin knows some of Thanos' future plans: “I know what one appearance is going to be for sure. There’s one or two that I don’t know. »
- Ethan Anderton
You don’t have to look far to find some crazy fan theories. The internet is completely awash with alternate readings of your favourite films that turn existing works into something completely different.
The problem is, most of them are a load of rubbish, often done to explain non-existent issues. Michael Keaton’s Batman puts the face of his latest nemesis onto his memory of his parents’ killer; Willy Wonka is actually a child killer; James Bond is a code name; Aladdin is set in the future. They’re cool and all, but that doesn’t hide the fact they make zero sense and add nothing of value to the film itself.
That’s not even touching on the ones that try to make every film into Fight Club; if a film doesn’t have a theory that one of the key characters was actually imaginary it’s not really made. »
- Alex Leadbeater
Always the bridesmaid and never the bride, cinematographer Roger Deakins is one of the greatest working DPs today, having earned 11 Oscar nominations and never won. He’s like the Susan Lucci of the technical categories.
But he got that way because for years he’s been consistently collaborating with the Coen Brothers on some of their most iconic films, everything from Fargo to O Brother Where Art Thou, The Man Who Wasn’t There, True Grit, The Big Lebowski, Barton Fink and No Country for Old Men. The man is a master, most recently making sinister, wintery chills in last year’s Prisoners.
Thanks to Blag Films, you can now see a short supercut of some of Deakins’ finest shots among his collaboration with the Coens (with the unfortunate exception of The Ladykillers and The Hudsucker Proxy). While only limiting it to Coens films eliminates the chance to see some »
- Brian Welk
Have you ever wondered what are the films that inspire the next generation of visionary filmmakers? As part of our monthly Ioncinephile profile, we ask the filmmaker the incredibly arduous task of identifying their top ten favorite films of all time. Currently filming his debut narrative feature One & Two, Andrew Droz Palermo (read here) took some time out to unveil the films that make up that list as of August 2014. Andrew’s Rich Hill gets released theatrically (Aug.1st) via The Orchard. Here are his top ten in his own words.:
“What can I possibly add that hasn’t already been said? It’s a masterpiece.”
“Eerie. Heartbreaking. Surreal. Just amazing control of tone. Dying for Kino Lorber to release a Blu-ray.”
George Washington – David Gordon Green (2000)
“Rich Hill” gets compared to this film pretty often. I definitely take that as a compliment. »
- Eric Lavallee
At Comic-Con International, Marvel Studios announced that a sequel to "Guardians of the Galaxy" is in the works and will be released on July 28, 2017. The reveal was made at Marvel's panel in Hall H on Saturday, with a special video recorded in London by "Guardians of the Galaxy" writer-director James Gunn and lead actor Chris Pratt. "Guardians of the Galaxy" may not arrive until next week, but early buzz has been extremely positive, and the early announcement of a sequel shows that Marvel has faith in Gunn's vision. It was recently confirmed by Marvel producer Kevin Feige that Josh Brolin ("No Country For Old Men," "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For") will be portraying the cosmic super villain Thanos in "Guardians of the Galaxy" and subsequent films. During the panel, after showing »
Meet Suki. She has multiple personalities. She hears voices. She’s crazy… but not for long. Suki is almost ready rejoin society thanks to the Siamese Burn, an experimental machine which is burning those voices away one by one. All except for The Scribbler; that one is getting louder. For a voice, it doesn’t talk much – instead, its messages come in the form of backwards scribbles.
The Scribbler is directed by John Suits (Breathing Room) and stars Katie Cassidy (Arrow) as Suki alongside Michelle Trachtenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse), Gina Gershon (Killer Joe), Sasha Grey (The Girlfriend Experience), Garret Dillahunt (No Country for Old Men), Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos), Billy Campbell »
- Gary Collinson
Marvel’s latest blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy is almost upon us and it’s safe to say that it may have become one of the most anticipated movies of the year. Despite Star-Lord and his band of misfits originally being fairly obscure characters in the Marvel Universe, once the first trailer dropped everybody and their grandmother was hyped for this flick, which has since been dubbed the Marvel “pulp space opera”. None of this would’ve been possible without James Gunn. Speaking exclusively to IGN, Gunn opened up about what it was like directing a movie for Marvel.
“When Marvel came to me and pitched the idea…at first I thought, this is kinda a strange idea…and then as I was driving home it just sorta hit me that this was my opportunity to do the movie that I’ve always wanted to do.”
Gunn then went on »
- Gavin Logan
Based on best-selling American author Cormac McCarthy’s third novel of the same name, Child Of God explores typical McCarthian themes of nihilism, violence and masculinity. The story follows Lester Ballard, an outsider in ’60s Tennessee who ends up going a bit Colonel Kurtz and discovering the inner horror of Man when he runs amok in the countryside, killing people and defiling corpses left, right and centre.
Of course, this is par the course for McCarthy. His novels have featured infanticide, cannibalism, torture and sexual deviancy. No wonder filmmakers are so keen to adapt his work – we’ve already had The Road, No Country For Old Men and All The Pretty Horses, while his screenplay The Counselor was adapted by »
- Claire Joanne Huxham
Thanos, Marvel's most cosmic villain, now has a face as Josh Brolin joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
"Josh brings all the weight and stature necessary for a character as iconic and significant as Thanos. We're incredibly excited for fans to see more of him as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand."
Brolin's career began with the cult-classic The Goonies, and in his 29-year career since then the actor has taken on countless roles in both film and television, including critically-acclaimed performances in No Country for Old Men, W. and True Grit. In that time, Brolin has worked with such esteemed directors as Oliver Stone, »
Nick Krause (The Descendants, Parenthood), SAG nominee Stelio Savante (Eisenstein In Guanajuato, A Million Colours), and Quinn Shepard (Unaccompanied Minors, Hostages) have joined Emmy nominee Barry Corbin (Anger Management, No Country for Old Men) and Marc Derwin (The Secret Life Of The American Teenager, Accepted) in the cast of Windsor.
Principal photography is scheduled to start late July in Gainesville, Texas and the film tells the story of a teen struggling to hold her family together, who stands up to a corporate giant. Written and directed by Porter Farrell, it will be his writing-directing debut following co-producing The Ladies of the House (2014) and The Bad Guys which is currently in post-production. Produced by Suzanne Weinert and Adam Dietrich, with casting by Gabrielle Evans Fields, Windsor is a Turnpike Pictures and WeatherVane Production.
The post Cast announced for Windsor appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
If you didn't watch the first season of Fargo on FX, you really missed out on an incredible show. If you have On Demand, I suggest you binge watch that shit! As a testament to how good this series actually was, it was nominated for 18 freakin' Emmy Award nominations.
According to THR, the series will be back for a new "true crime" story of 10 episodes, and it will have an all-new cast of characters and take place during a new time period. FX CEO John Landgraf had this to say in regards to Noah Hawley's anthology series:
"We could not be more proud of Fargo. Noah's audacious, bordering on hubristic riff on my favorite Coen brothers film earned 18 Emmy nominations — the most for a single program in our history. Fargo was nothing short of breathtaking, and we look forward to the next installment."
The plan is to reboot the »
- Joey Paur
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