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What do you call a Whopper in Spain? Clive Owen knows.
The "Killer Elite" star has shaved his moustache and is now walking the streets of Spain making Burger King look a lot cooler than it has any right to be. Owen is the latest celebrity to appear in a seemingly random foreign language commercial, following in the footsteps of Ben Stiller, Natalie Portman and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
- Bryan Enk
We have an exclusive clip from the upcoming home video release Killer Elite, which arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack with UltraViolet Download, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download January 10. Click on the video player below to watch a tense car chase after a hit goes bad.
Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite is a gritty battle between guns-for-hire that has been hailed as "one of the best action thrillers of the year!" by Richard Roeper, ReelzChannel. Pitting two of the world's most elite operatives against the cunning leader of a secret military society, Killer Elite stars Jason Statham (The Transporter, Death Race), Academy Award winner Robert De Niro (The Godfather: Part II, Raging Bull) and Academy Award-nominee Clive Owen (Children of Men, Closer). Directed by Academy Award-nominee Gary McKendry (Everything in this Country Must), Killer Elite is available on Blu-ray Combo Pack with UltraViolet, DVD, On Demand and »
Danny (Jason Statham) and Hunter (Robert De Niro) are mercenaries/hit men for hire, but after a job leaves Danny face to face with the blood-caked child of his latest assignment, he decides he has had enough and disappears off half way around the world. One day, he receives word that Hunter has been kidnapped and the only way to secure his release is to extract confessions from and then execute three Sas officers who are held responsible by an Oman Sheikh for the deaths of three of his sons. But Spike (Clive Owen), an ex-sas officer himself, soon realises that his friends are being picked off, setting him and Danny on a collision course.
Putting up “based on a true story” over the opening credits and then later on including a scene where Jason Statham throws himself out of a first floor window while still tied to a chair »
- Dave Roper
Hitting movie theaters this weekend:
Movie of the Week
The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn
The Plot: Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock’s ancestor. But someone else is in search of the ship.
The Buzz: One of two Spielberg films in release this weekend (War Horse being the other). I’m not too crazy about the animation, »
- Aaron Ruffcorn
Channel Ten has announced the cast for upcoming miniseries Brothers In Arms about the infamous .Milperra Massacre.. Leading the cast on the six-part series, from the producers of Underbelly, is Callan Mulvey (Rush), Matt Nable (Killer Elite), Maeve Dermody (Griff The Invisible) and Susie Porter (The Jesters). Other cast members on the series . originally titled Bikie Wars: Brothers In Arms . include Anthony Hayes (The Slap), Todd Lasance (cloudstreet), Luke Ford (Red Dog), Damian Walshe-Howling (Terra Nova, The Reef), Nathaniel Dean (Wild Boys), Jeremy Lindsay Taylor (Underbelly: Razor) and Luke Hemsworth (Tangle). Ten will be hoping for a similar reaction to Nine.s Underbelly franchise, also created by Screentime, when it goes to air next year. »
- Sam Dallas
Showtime’s upcoming slate carries a slew of ambitious new series that run the gamut from comedy and comic books to the more tried-and-true genre of the crime drama. Now, John Wells, producer of the dysfunctional family drama Shameless, is looking to bring another overseas success to the network by adapting the award-winning Australian film Animal Kingdom.
Released in 2010, the film focuses on a family of career criminals, based on the notorious real-life Pettingill family. In Animal Kingdom, Jacki Weaver headed a fictionalized version of the family with Joel Edgerton (Warrior, The Thing), Sullivan Stapleton (Strike Back) and Ben Mendelsohn (Knowing, Killer Elite), while Guy Pearce (upcoming: Ms One: Maximum Security) played the detective determined to bring them down.
The film was the directorial debut of David Michod (Hesher), and was ...
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- Kevin Yeoman
Owen would be playing the man who imprisons Josh Brolin's lead character in a nondescript room for 15 years and becomes the object of his former captive's revenge when the poor "Oldboy" is finally released. Christian Bale was once rumored for the part and Colin Firth recently turned it down.
Clive Owen would be excellent in this role -- and, let's face it, he needs a high-profile project and potential hit after stumbling around lately with the likes of "Killer Elite" (while "Intruders" can't seem to pin down a U.S. release date). Owen did some of his best-ever work under Lee's watch in "Inside Man" -- »
- Bryan Enk
Jason Statham, Academy Award® -Nominee Clive Owen and Academy Award® Winner Robert De Niro are coming to your homes for the new year with the release of their action thriller Killer Elite on a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with UltraViolet™, DVD and Digital Download January 10, 2012.
The Killer Elite Blu-ray and DVD release will include the usual features such as Ultraviolet™, Bd-live™, and pocket Blu™ app with minimal bonus features with deleted and extended scenes.
Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite is a gritty battle between guns-for-hire pitting two of the world’s most elite operatives against the cunning leader of a secret military society, Killer Elite stars Jason Statham (The Transporter, Death Race), Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro (The Godfather Part II, Raging Bull) and Academy Award®-nominee Clive
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Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite is a gritty battle between guns-for-hire that has been hailed as "one of the best action thrillers of the year!" by Richard Roeper, ReelzChannel. Pitting two of the world's most elite operatives against the cunning leader of a secret military society, Killer Elite stars Jason Statham (The Transporter, Death Race), Academy Award winner Robert De Niro (The Godfather: Part II, Raging Bull) and Academy Award-nominee Clive Owen (Children of Men, Closer). Directed by Academy Award-nominee Gary McKendry (Everything in this Country Must), Killer Elite is available on Blu-ray Combo Pack with UltraViolet, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download January 10, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Open Road Films.
Featuring unstoppable action and a tremendous cast - including Dominic Purcell (Prison Break, Straw Dogs), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost, Oz), Aden Young (Sniper, The Starter Wife) and Ben Mendelsohn (Trespass, Knowing) - »
Chuck actress Yvonne Strahovski is in final talks for I, Frankenstein, Stuart Beattie's adaptation of the comic book by Kevin Grevioux. Aaron Eckhart leads the cast as Frankenstein's classic monster, who in the present day goes by Adam and stands between humanity and the supernatural demons who would overtake them. Bill Nighy was previously announced as being in talks to play the villain, a demon prince determined to unlock the secrets of Frankenstein's reanimation. Strahovski is negotiating for the female lead, a scientist who's tricked by the demons into helping them create an undead army. Miranda Otto and Socratis Otto (no relation) also star. Strahovski recently starred in Killer Elite with Jason Statham, Clive Owen, and Robert De Niro, and will next appear in My Mother's Curse with Seth Rogen, Barbra Streisand, and Adam Scott. I, Frankenstein is scheduled to begin shooting this winter in Australia. [The Hollywood Reporter ] After the jump, »
- Angie Han
Only days after we learned that Bill Nighy (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) is in negotiations to play the primary villain opposite Aaron Eckhart (Battle: Los Angeles) in Lakeshore Ent.'s I, Frankenstein adaptation and that Socratis Otto (Anyone You Want) had joined the cast as a minor villain, more casting news has surfaced. According to THR, Yvonne Strahovski (TV's Chuck, Killer Elite) is "in final negotiations" to play the female lead in the movie and Miranda Otto (In Her Skin) has signed on in a supporting role.
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- BrentJS Sprecher
We have to admit, we had to look up to see if the NBC comedy "Chuck" was still on (for the record, it is). Anyway, it looks like one of the stars, Yvonne Strahovski, is making the big screen leap having taken a mostly thankless role in the mostly thankless "The Killer Elite," and now signing on to stitch together Aaron Eckhart's heart. Let us explain. »
Just yesterday Love Actually and Pirates of the Caribbean franchise star Bill Nighy joined the comic book adaptation of I, Frankenstein being directed by Stuart Beattie, of Tomorrow When the War Began, who also wrote the script based on a comic by Kevin Grevioux, co-creator of the Underworld franchise. Now Deadline has word that "Chuck" star Yvonne Strahovski, who hit the big screen earlier this year in Killer Elite, has landed the lead female role opposite Aaron Eckhart as the titular protagonist of the comic book adaptation. The stunning Australian actress will be playing his love interest, a beautiful and gifted scientist. In addition, THR reports Miranda Otto (Eowyn from The Lord of the Rings) has also joined the cast playing the queen of the gargoyles who wants to help Frankenstein. For those just joining us, the story follows Eckhart as a Frankenstein monster, who is being hunted by demons »
- Ethan Anderton
Yesterday, our own Cole Abaius reported on the possibility of Bill Nighy joining Stuart Beattie‘s I, Frankenstein as a demon, but before we get official word of Nighy going evil, Deadline Manchester reports that Yvonne Strahovski has signed on to play the female lead and principal love interest in the film. Best known for her work on television series Chuck, the role will continue Strahovski’s steady slip into more feature work (she recently co-starred in Killer Elite). Beattie wrote the script for the modern take on the Frankenstein’s monster tale, working off a graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux. Aaron Eckhart is on board to play the monster (which any nerd worth their salt knows is not actually named Frankenstein, that name comes from the monster’s creator Dr. Victor Frankenstein, so I am at a bit of a loss when it comes to the name of this project), who wavers between his more hideous »
- Kate Erbland
While Scarlett Johansson will be making heads turn with her upcoming role in the surefire blockbuster, The Avengers, she’s opting to take the indie rout for her directorial debut. In an adaptation of long-lost Truman Capote novella Summer Crossing, Johansson will go behind the camera to direct from a screenplay written by New York playwright, Tristine Skyler. Summer Crossing follows an 18-year-old girl in post-World War II New York as she breaks free of the shackles of her well-to-do family and discovers her own identity and sexuality. Hit the jump for more on Summer Crossing. Variety reported on Johansson’s first project as a director. Summer Crossing will be produced by Oscar-winner Barry Spikings (The Deer Hunter) and executive produced by Peter D. Graves (Killer Elite) in association with trustee Alan Schwartz of the Truman Capote Literary Trust . In addition to The Avengers, Johansson can next be seen with »
- Dave Trumbore
Photos from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Hugo, Playing the Field, Brave, Arthur Christmas, This Must Be the Place, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Butter, and Ada Wong on the set of Resident Evil: Retribution.
"Walt Disney Studios have proudly announced that a new animated short film based on "Tangled" will screen with "Beauty and the Beast in 3D" opening on January 13th 2012. The short spotlights the royal wedding of Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) and »
- Garth Franklin
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In this week's "Even More" section there is a link to a Tom Cruise Blu-ray Collection, which includes Collateral, Days of Thunder, Minority Report, Top Gun and War of the Worlds for only $34.99. It's a good price and worth a look either for you or perhaps as a Christmas present for someone else. However, until November 17 you can buy it at Fry's for only $19.99! Get on it!
Also, I have two Criterion titles I'm recommending this week, but instead of using the Buy Now links next to each you may want to head over to Barnes and Noble where their 50% off sale is still on for I believe another week. Unless I am mistaken it ends on November 21. So, get to shopping!
Three Colors Trilogy (Criterion Collection) I received Criterion's Blu-ray edition of Krzysztof Kieslowski's Troi couleurs (Three »
- Brad Brevet
A trailer has debuted for Robert De Niro's Being Flynn. The Killer Elite actor will star alongside Paul Dano in the adaptation of Nick Flynn's memoir Another Bulls**t Night in Suck City. The film will also feature Julianne Moore, Olivia Thirlby, Dale Dickey and Lili Taylor. Previously titled Another Night, the movie tells the story of a young writer (Dano) who encounters (more) »
- By Hugh Armitage
Robert De Niro has been on auto-pilot for the last few years, recently appearing in Little Fockers, Machete, Limitless, Killer Elite and capping it all off with New Year’s Eve next month. In a bit of a career resurgence he actually has a few promising projects coming up, with David O. Russell‘s The Silver Linings Playbook, Rodrigo Cortes‘ Red Lights and Sean Penn‘s The Comedian. Another one that may fall into either category is Paul Weitz‘s Being Flynn.
The About a Boy and Little Fockers director’s next film was previously going under the same name as Nick Flynn‘s memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, but has since been changed to what you see today. The drama looks somewhat forced, but it may work better in the film, aside from the distracting, but wonderful Fleet Foxes track. Check it out below via Apple for »
- email@example.com (thefilmstage.com)
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Bashing Robert De Niro's recent choice of roles is a bit played out at this point, but the actor has done his defenders no favors by starring in films like 'Killer Elite' and 'New Year's Eve.' However, could the days of 'Fockers'-related insults be over? If the first trailer for 'Being Flynn' is any indication, then ... maybe! The new film from director Paul Weitz stars De Niro as the estranged father of a young writer (Paul Dano) who runs into his father at various homeless shelters around Boston. If that sounds familiar, but 'Being Flynn' doesn't, perhaps you remember this project from its original title: 'Another Bullshit Night in Suck City.'
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- Alex Suskind
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