16 items from 2016
John Travolta used to be an A-list actor with an ongoing string of hits, but he hasn’t headlined a major Hollywood production since 2010 action film From Paris with Love barely broke even at the domestic box office. Ever since, Travolta has received steady work from lower-profile outings that typically receive limited, if any, theatrical release before debuting on video-on-demand. Already this year, the Oscar-nominated star of classics like Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction has appeared in action thriller I Am Wrath and Western In a Valley of Violence, alongside Ethan Hawke. Now, he leads his third 2016 release with Life on the Line.
The film centers on a team of linemen, the workers responsible for repairing power lines and maintaining the electrical grid. Travolta stars as Beau, the grizzled veteran of the group and uncle to orphaned niece Bailey (Kate Bosworth), who finds herself at a romantic crossroads with »
- Robert Yaniz Jr.
In limited theaters and VOD formats today, Lionsgate Premiere has provided us with an exclusive clip from Life On the Line, featuring John Travolta and Kate Bosworth. This scene shows John Travolta's Beau reacting to his niece Bailey, who reveals that she's pregnant, news which he is not terribly happy to receive. After raising his niece to stay away from others in his profession, Beau learns that Bailey was impregnated by one of his co-workers.
Lionsgate Premiere's Life On the Line is a riveting action thriller and family drama centered on Beau (John Travolta), his beloved niece Bailey (Kate Bosworth) and the hardworking men who risk their lives to work "on the line" and keep the electric grid running. These unsung heroes brave raging storms and dangerously dizzying heights in their dedication to keeping the populace safe. Toiling hundreds of feet in the air on wires carrying as much as 500,000 volts of electricity, »
Last month, we reported that production has started on Saw: Legacy, with the first set photo that revealed someone had dug up the grave of John Kramer, a.k.a. Jigsaw. Unfortunately, no cast members have been confirmed yet, or even spotted on the set. But today we have new details that claim Jigsaw will in fact be back, with Tobin Bell reportedly involved in a scene with another returning character, Jon Cor's Ryan from Saw 3D. None of these details have been confirmed at this time.
Bloody-Disgusting's source reports that one of the traps in this film will include "some spike strips and motorcycles." As for Jigsaw's return, we don't know how he will be brought back from the dead, but after the photo surfaced of his grave being dug up, it's possible that he is somehow revived to continue his quest to get people to appreciate the life they have. »
Statistically, it’s more dangerous being a binman but that doesn’t stop our luxuriantly bearded hero delivering one of his most electric performances
Jimmy Webb’s Wichita Lineman is one of the greatest songs ever written. Spare and sparse and loaded with longing, to quote Billy Joel, it’s a simple song about an ordinary man having extraordinary thoughts. And now there’s a film of it. Sort of.
Life on the Line is a film about linemen. If that isn’t enough to whet your appetite, it’s a film about linemen that’s directed by the man who made Saw V. Still not enough? It’s a film about linemen that’s directed by the man who made Saw V and stars John Travolta. Now you’re interested. Here’s the trailer breakdown.
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- Stuart Heritage
The current career of John Travolta is a bit hard to pin down. For every “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” and “In A Valley Of Violence” (opening this fall), there’s something like “Life On The Line.” One can’t blame the actor entirely, as folks like Kate Bosworth and Sharon Stone also signed up, but it’s a bit of a mystery what on the page made “Saw V” David Hackl‘s movie so compelling.
- Kevin Jagernauth
A new trailer for The Neighbor, from the co-writers of Saw IV, V, and VI, has been released, showing Bill Engvall like we’ve never seen him before. Starring Josh Stewart (The Collector, Interstellar), The Neighbor comes to DVD, Digital HD, and VOD on September 6th.
From the Press Release: “Beverly Hills, CA – (July Xx, 2016) – The highly anticipated suspense-thriller, The Neighbor, arrives on DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment, Fortress Features and Salt Company International Production, and Digital HD and On Demand from Starz Digital on September 6th. Written by co-writers of Saw IV, Saw V, Saw VI and The Collector, Marcus Dunstan, who also directed the horror feature, and Patrick Melton, the film stars Josh Stewart (Interstellar, The Dark Knight Rises), Bill Engvall (“Blue Collar TV”) and Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes).
In the small town of Cutter, Mississippi, most people keep to themselves. But when John (Stewart) comes home to »
- Tamika Jones
Press Release: Beverly Hills, CA – (July Xx, 2016) – The highly anticipated suspense-thriller, The Neighbor, arrives on DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment, Fortress Features and Salt Company International Production, and Digital HD and On Demand from Starz Digital on September 6. Written by co-writers of Saw IV, Saw V, Saw VI and The Collector, Marcus Dunstan, who also directed the horror feature, and Patrick Melton, the film stars Josh Stewart (Interstellar, The Dark Knight Rises), Bill Engvall (“Blue Collar TV”) and Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes).
In the small town of Cutter, Mississippi, most people keep to themselves. But when John (Stewart) comes home to find his girlfriend Rosie (Essoe) missing, he suspects his mysterious and off-putting neighbor (Engvall – in an unexpected and shocking performance) – is somehow involved. »
- Derek Anderson
Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore and Us writer-director David Twohy are developing projects with China, which were both announced on the first full day of the Beijing International Film Festival (April 16-23).
Tornatore has agreed to make a film for Alibaba Pictures, the filmmaking arm of ecommerce giant Alibaba, which he signed with Alibaba Pictures’ CEO Zhang Qiang at the end of the Bjiff’s Co-production Forum on Sunday.
However, the specific project has not yet been identified and it’s unclear whether it will be made as a co-production under the China-Italy treaty.
Separately, producers Steve Chicorel and Sriram Das announced Us-China co-production Ice Moon Rising – a sci-fi project to be directed by David Twohy who wrote The Fugitive and directed The Chronicles of Riddick and its sequel. Chicorel and Das are in the process of locking down a Chinese co-producer and international sales agent for the film.
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“Ice Moon Rising” is set in space when a Chinese and American task force venture to Jupiter’s moon Europa to awaken an astronaut from a cryogenic stasis, some 24 years after he was attacked by alien creatures in Europa’s sub-glacial seas. Awake, he then has to be reunited with his wife and a daughter he has never met.
Das, who recently produced “November Man,” and India-set “Heartbeats, »
- Patrick Frater
"It [has] the most shocking ending ever and there should be a law passed stating that anybody who reveals the last five minutes of this film should be hung from their neck until dead," said Stephen King of The Mist, Frank Darabont's adaptation of his classic novella. He wasn't kidding! While many appreciated the bleaker-than-bleak denouement of the 2007 horror film -- which I will not reveal here for fear of being lynched -- many others, myself included, were not particularly keen on Darabont's version (it bears mentioning that King's novella ended on a more hopeful note). With today's news (via Variety) that Spike has ordered the pilot for a TV series adaptation of the book, I'm here with a friendly reminder that people are still not over the ending of this damn movie. So not over it, in fact, that even in the days and weeks and months preceding today's »
- Chris Eggertsen
Last week we reported the exciting news that Supernatural star Jared Padalecki is returning to reprise his role as Dean Forester on Netflix's Gilmore Girls Revival Event Series. As it turns out, he is already on set and ready to shoot his scenes. The actor shared a set photo, which you can see below.
Jared Padalecki's Dean Forester is Rory's first love. But he's not the only old boyfriend who'll be thrown back into the mix. Other former exes set to return include Milo Ventimiglia as Jess and Matt Czuchry as Logan. But neither of these guys can hold a candle to Dean.
Though they broke up in the first season, Dean remained a constant fixture in Rory's life, and is remembered as 'the perfect first boyfriend'. The pair would eventually get back together three different times. But Jared Padalecki left the show in Season 5. Padalecki made his first »
It will be 9 long years since fans visited Stars Hallow when Gilmore Girls finally returns with new episodes. That's 63 in dog years. So poor Paul Anka must be getting on in life. But that won't stop him from making his triumphant return in the new Gilmore Girls Revival Event Series set to stream on Netflix in the very near future.
Yes, TVLine is reporting that Lorelai's (Lauren Graham) beloved mutt Paul Anka all be back along with the rest of the returning cast, and he'll be sticking around for all four feature-length episodes. Though it is not yet known how he will factor into any of the stories.
Lorelai adopted Paul Anka in Gilmore Girls Season 6 to cope with Rory not being around so much. The dog entered the single mother's life while she and her daughter were going through a rough patch in their relationship. And he arrived to help fill the void. »
The exciting Gilmore Girls news just doesn't quit! After several returning cast members were announced yesterday, we now have word that Supernatural star Jared Padalecki will return as Dean Forester. At this time, we don't have any specifics about his role in the plot.
Dean Forester had the notorious distinction of being Rory's (Alexis Bledel) first boyfriend. Though they broke up, he remained a constant fixture in her life, and is always remembered as 'the perfect first boyfriend'. They would eventually get back together three different times. But Jared Padalecki left the show in Season 5.
Jared Padalecki starred on the pilot episode of Gilmore Girls, and was the new kid at Stars Hallow High School. He's responsible for Rory's first kiss. But when Dean tells Rory that he loves her, and she doesn't respond, nothing is ever the same between the two. Will Dean and Rory eventually become the star »
Netflix announced additional casting for the fan favorite series, Gilmore Girls (working title), created, written and directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive produced, written and directed by Daniel Palladino. Milo Ventimiglia (Gotham), Matt Czuchry (The Good Wife), Liza Weil (How to Get Away with Murder) and Yanic Truesdale (Rumours) are set to return to their original characters in the Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix, which will include four 90-minute episodes. The series title and premiere date are to be confirmed at a later date.
Previously announced cast returning to the series include Lauren Graham (Parenthood), Alexis Bledel (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants), Scott Patterson (Saw V, Saw IV), Kelly Bishop (The Good Wife), Keiko Agena (Transformers: Dark of the Moon) and Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy). Amy Sherman-Palladino is the creator and executive producer. Daniel Palladino is also an executive producer. They are both writing and directing the series. »
Netflix announced additional casting for the fan favorite series, Gilmore Girls (Wt), created, written and directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive produced, written and directed by Daniel Palladino. Milo Ventimiglia (Gotham), Matt Czuchry (The Good Wife), Liza Weil (How To Get Away With Murder) and Yanic Truesdale (Rumours) are set to return to their original characters in the Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix, which will include four 90-minute episodes.
The series title and premiere date are to be confirmed at a later date.
Previously announced cast returning to the series include Lauren Graham (Parenthood), Alexis Bledel (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants), Scott Patterson (Saw V, Saw IV), Kelly Bishop (The Good Wife), Keiko Agena (Transformers: Dark of the Moon) and Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy).
- Kellvin Chavez
Jigsaw is coming back to life once again, with Lionsgate moving forward on the eighth installment of their blockbuster Saw franchise. The Tracking Board reports that the studio has hired Piranha 3D writers Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger to come aboard and write the script for this new movie, entitled Saw Legacy. No story details were given at this time, and it isn't known if Tobin Bell will be back to play the notorious killer Jigsaw.
James Wan and Leigh Whannell, who came up with the original Saw story, are set to executive produce this sequel. We reported back in 2013 that Lionsgate was developing this Saw sequel, but that report claimed the studio wanted to take its time and develop the perfect story. Lionsgate reportedly considered rebooting the franchise altogether, but it is not known if this new project will be a continuation of Jigsaw's story or not.
The original Saw, »
16 items from 2016
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