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11 items from 2014


Last Action Heroesc Has the Macho, Action Genre Hit a Low Pointc

1 April 2014 9:25 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I didn't quite know how to describe the genre I'm referring to with this post (BoxOfficeMojo doesn't even have a category for it), but suffice to say I'm particularly targeting the films made popular by the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone back in the '80s and more recently it seems Jason Statham had a lock down on things. Now, however, it only seems Liam Neeson can really generate any box-office juice with his cinematic fisticuffs, otherwise it has to be an ensemble or nothing. I ask because ever since Schwarzenegger made his way back to movies after playing Governor for eight years, he's seen The Last Stand, Escape Plan and this past weekend's Sabotage tank at the box office. Similarly, Stallone has seen Bullet to the Head, Escape Plan and Grudge Match bomb at the box office and Statham has seen a string of non-starters including Killer Elite, »

- Brad Brevet

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Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche get flirty in 'Words and Pictures' trailer

27 March 2014 10:53 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Clive Owen may be best-known for punching faces and getting gritty in films like "Shoot 'em Up," "Killer Elite" and "Children of Men," but he really just wants to meet-cute with sexy French Oscar winner Juliette Binoche. In the new trailer for the upcoming romantic comedy "Words and Pictures," the endlessly charming duo trade witticisms and flirtatious looks as two struggling intellectuals -- one a writer, the other a painter -- teaching at an American Liberal Arts college. Can they inspire each other to create some thing new? Will they fall in love? Have you ever seen a movie before?  Watch the trailer here: It was directed by comedy veteran Fred Schepisi ("Six Degrees of Separation," "Roxanne"). "Words and Pictures" opens May 23.  »

- Dave Lewis

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The Voice UK's first Sunday show attracts 6.9 million on BBC One

17 March 2014 3:57 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Voice UK came out on top for its first Sunday episode of the current series, overnight data reveals.

BBC One's talent show dropped around 800,000 viewers from Saturday's instalment, but was still top with 6.90 million (27.0%) at 7.45pm.

Earlier, Countryfile interested 6.34m (29.9%) at 6.45pm. Later, The Musketeers continued with 4.30m (19.1%) at 9pm, and Match of the Day 2 scored 2.72m (22.6%) at 10.35pm.

On BBC Two, Top Gear climbed to a new peak for its series finale and second Burma special to 6.08m (23.4%) at 8pm. Wild Burma gathered 1.41m (6.3%) at 7pm, and Fast & Fearless brought in 1.44m (6.3%) at 9pm.

ITV's Catchphrase entertained 4.59m (20.6%) at 7pm (159k/0.6% on +1) upon its return. Prince Harry documentary South Pole Heroes attracted 3.11m (12.0%) at 8pm (195k/0.9%), while Mr Selfridge was seen by 4.54m (19.9%) at 9pm (264k/1.7%).

On Channel 4, Live from Space concluded with 1.74m (7.2%) at 7.30pm (128k/0.6%).

On Channel 5, Hellboy II thrilled 837k (3.5%) at 7pm, followed by »

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Ben Mendelsohn: 'I don't do talky-talky chummy-chummy'

12 March 2014 2:10 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

He started out in Neighbours but it's been tough guys ever since. As his new prison drama Starred Up hits the screen, Ben Mendelsohn explains why he's a cagey kind of guy

It's a bright, crunchy winter morning and Ben Mendelsohn wants to walk while we talk. More than that, he wants to smoke. Would you like to try disagreeing with Ben Mendelsohn? Me neither. So we walk. The narrow Soho streets are sticky with last night's beer and crammed with people. Within seconds, the 44-year-old Australian actor is a few steps ahead and I have to strain to catch his words, which isn't as tricky as it sounds since most of them are "fuck".

"People are never shy about telling you what they fucking think," he calls back at me through the crowd. "At the same time, fuck that. Fuck what they think they fucking want or this or »

- Ryan Gilbey

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First Word on Riddick Sequel. Watch Vin Diesel Dance!

28 January 2014 1:43 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Right now Riddick (Blu-ray review) is number one on the home video charts, and you know what that means... Sequel talk! Such is the case today, and star Vin Diesel was so excited by the news, he decided to start dancing! But wait! There's more!

If you watch the video below, which features Diesel dancing(!) to both Katy Perry and Beyonce (seriously, you have to watch this), in between shaking his ass to their two songs, he mentions that Universal called him directly to give him the good news about the home video release and to inquire about the possibility of a sequel.

Post by Vin Diesel.

Riddick Synopsis

Global action superstar Vin Diesel reprises his breakthrough role in Riddick, the much anticipated new chapter in the epic adventures of the most wanted man in the universe. The all-new thriller finds the title character trapped on a sun-scorched planet and »

- Uncle Creepy

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New Riddick Viral Offers a Map to the Stars

23 January 2014 7:00 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

With Riddick (Blu-ray review) now available in stores, we've gotten hold of an imagining of our favorite Furyan's universe in an easy to use, interactive star map. Each of the planets on the map has hotspots that contain facts, images, and other content that gives fans a more in-depth look at the setting of the trilogy.

While the map doesn't reflect every aspect of the Riddick universe - and we certainly wouldn't advise it as a navigational tool - it definitely presents a jumping-off point for fans to discuss their favorite characters, scenes, and moments from the action-packed sci-fi franchise!

Blu-ray Combo Pack Description

Debuting an Unrated Director’s Cut with even more intense, heart-pounding sequences not shown in theaters and an alternate ending, the Blu-ray Combo Pack includes bonus features that reveal the behind-the-scenes secrets of the heart-stopping thriller’s incredible cast, uniquely talented crew, and cutthroat characters. In addition, »

- Uncle Creepy

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Win the Unrated Director’s Cut Blu-ray Combo Pack of Riddick

10 January 2014 11:41 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

In an electrifying return to his signature role, Vin Diesel heads up an internationally acclaimed cast that includes Karl Urban (Star Trek franchise), Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), Jordi Mollà (Columbiana), WWE superstar Dave Bautista (upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy), Noah Danby (“Defiance”), Danny Blanco Hall (Immortals), Bokeem Woodbine (Total Recall), Matt Nable (Killer Elite), Raoul Trujillo (Apocalypto), Conrad Pla (Immortals), Neil Napier (White House Down), Nolan Gerard Funk (Aliens in America) and two-time Grammy Award nominee Keri Lynn Hilson.

Debuting an Unrated Director’s Cut with even more intense, heart-pounding sequences not shown in theaters and an alternate ending, the Blu-ray Combo Pack includes bonus features that reveal the behind-the-scenes secrets of the heart-stopping thriller’s incredible cast, uniquely talented crew and cutthroat characters.

The Riddick Unrated Director’s Cut Blu-ray Combo Pack also includes a Digital HD Copy of the film available on UltraViolet. UltraVioletis the revolutionary new way »

- Robert Greenberger

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Turkey Shoot Reloaded set to roll

9 January 2014 4:13 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Dominic Purcell, Viva Bianca and Robert Taylor are set to star in Turkey Shoot Reloaded, an action adventure set in the near future.

The director is Jon Hewitt (X, Acolytes, Bloodlust), who co-wrote the screenplay with his wife, actress-writer Belinda McClory, with whom he collaborated on X and Acolytes.

Hewitt tells If the film is in the spirit of Brian Trenchard-Smith.s 1982 cult item Turkey Shoot but is not a reboot. .I loved Turkey Shoot but I did not want to remake it," he says. "This is a complete reinvention..

Principal photography starts in Melbourne on February 5. The Post Lounge is handling the visual effects and investing in the film. The producer is Antony I. Ginnane, who produced Turkey Shoot, with David Lightfoot as line producer and Lizzette Atkins as associate producer. Trenchard-Smith is an executive producer.

Turkey Shoot (also known outside Australia as Escape 2000 and Blood Camp Thatcher »

- Don Groves

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Riddick : The Giveaway

8 January 2014 12:53 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Vin Diesel returns as the most wanted man in the universe in Riddick on Blu-ray & DVD on January 14th, and Wamg is giving you a chance to win the never-before seen Unrated Director’s Cut Blu-ray Combo Pack of the stunning new chapter of the explosive sci-fi adventure franchise!

In an electrifying return to his signature role, Diesel heads up an internationally acclaimed cast that includes Karl Urban (Star Trek franchise), Katee Sackhoff (“Battlestar Galactica”), Jordi Mollà (Columbiana), WWE superstar Dave Bautista (upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy), Noah Danby (“Defiance”), Danny Blanco Hall (Immortals), Bokeem Woodbine (Total Recall), Matt Nable (Killer Elite), Raoul Trujillo (Apocalypto), Conrad Pla (Immortals), Neil Napier (White House Down), Nolan Gerard Funk (“Aliens in America”) and two-time Grammy Award nominee Keri Lynn Hilson.

For your chance of winning a Riddick Unrated Director’s Cut Blu-ray Combo Pack:

1. You Must Be A U.S. Resident With A U. »

- Melissa Howland

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Dig on 10 Minutes of Riddick

6 January 2014 12:01 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Vin Diesel's Riddick is slashing his way to home video on the 14th, and right now you... yes, You... have the opportunity to check out the film's opening here! Got a few minutes to kill? This is a damned fine way to do so!

From the Press Release

Vin Diesel returns to the larger-than-life role that made him a global superstar as Riddick blasts its way onto Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD with UltraViolet™ on January 14, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will also be available on Digital HD December 17, 2013. The third feature film installment of the blockbuster series returns to its hardcore action roots with an all-new, no-holds-barred adventure from writer and director David Twohy, creator of the hit franchise.

Debuting an Unrated Director’s Cut with even more intense, heart-pounding sequences not shown in theaters and an alternate ending, the Blu-ray Combo »

- Uncle Creepy

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Watch the First 10 Minutes of Riddick

6 January 2014 9:39 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With Riddick heading to Blu-ray and DVD next week, Universal Home Entertainment has released the first ten minutes of the movie online and we have it for you to watch right now:

Vin Diesel returns to the larger-than-life role that made him a global superstar as Riddick blasts its way onto Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet™ on January 14, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will also be available on Digital HD December 17, 2013. The third feature film installment of the blockbuster series returns to its hardcore action roots with an all-new, no-holds-barred adventure from writer and director David Twohy, creator of the hit franchise.

Debuting an Unrated Director’s Cut with even more intense, heart-pounding sequences not shown in theaters and an alternate ending, the Blu-ray Combo Pack includes bonus features that reveal the behind-the-scenes secrets of the heart-stopping thriller’s incredible cast, uniquely talented crew and cutthroat characters. »

- Jonathan James

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