14 items from 2014
If you are determined to reboot a fractured and scattered movie franchise such as Terminator, there is only one way to tie it all together before moving forward, and that’s with the original cyborg himself. Speaking recently to TheArnoldFans.com at the Arnold Sports Festival, Schwarzenegger took time to tease the upcoming fifth instalment – Terminator: Genesis.
“I’m really looking forward to that because, as you know, the last time they did the Terminator, it was when I was Governor, and so I couldn’t be in that movie. But, now I’m back again and they are very excited about having me in the film, and David Ellison, who has produced all the big movies lately, has plenty of money to do it well. He’s in partnership with Paramount Pictures who are going to release the movie through their distribution. I’m really looking forward to that »
- Sarah Myles
The cast is starting to come together for the upcoming reboot of The Terminator series. After a number of male actors were in the running for the role of Kyle Reese, it has been revealed that Jai Courtney is officially on board.
Courtney, who was most recently seen in I, Frankenstein, A Good Day to Die Hard, and Jack Reacher, will be joined by Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) as John Connor, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
This movie will be helmed by Alan Taylor, who most recently directed Thor: The Dark World and previously directed a number of Game of Thrones episodes. Laeta Kalorgridis (Avatar) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) have been working together on the screenplay, but we have no detailed story information at this time.
Earlier this year, Paramount Pictures partnered with Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures for this reboot of »
- Jonathan James
The Terminator always said he'd be back and his upcoming reboot is beginning to fill in its casting list. After testing a handful of young actors, Paramount has chosen A Good Day to Die Hard star Jai Courtney to play the role of Kyle Reese in Terminator: Genesis. Fans of the franchise know that Reese is the father of John Connor and the love interest of Sarah Connor. Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is on board to play Sarah Connor while Zero Dark Thirty actor Jason Clarke will play John Connor. The reboot is being directed by Game of Thrones and Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor off a script by Shutter Island's Laeta Kalogridis and Drive Angry's Patrick Lussier. Plot details have not been revealed, but Genesis will be the first of a stand-alone...
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After being rumored for the role last month, Variety has confirmed that A Good Day to Die Hard star Jai Courtney will play Kyle Reese in the upcoming Terminator reboot. Courtney marks the third actor to play the character in the series, following Michael Biehn in The Terminator and Anton Yelchin in Terminator Salvation . The first in a stand-alone trilogy, the new Terminator is already set to star Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke and Emilia Clarke. David Ellison will produce with Laeta Kalorgridis ( Avatar , Shutter Island ) and Patrick Lussier ( Drive Angry ) attached to write the screenplay. Set to be directed by Thor: The Dark World 's Alan Taylor, the film will open in theaters on July »
Here’s the first trailer for the action-comedy starring John Cusack and Thomas Jane, titled Drive Hard, not to be confused with Drive Angry (the 2011 Nicholas Cage flick), Drive (also 2011, Ryan Gosling) or Driven (2001, Stallone). Stupid title aside, this looks like something I’d enjoy watching on a Saturday, and I’m sure ain’t alone […]
Nicolas Cage is an acting veteran who has appeared in more than 70 films, winning a Best Actor Academy Award for his searing portrayal of a writer drinking himself to death in Leaving Las Vegas. He’s also famous for turning in wildly over-the-top, hammed to the hilt performances without breaking a sweat. His hardcore fans praise his best films (Adaptation, Red Rock West, Bringing Out The Dead) even as they adore his arguably terrible ones (Gone in Sixty Seconds, Drive Angry, The Wicker Man) just because he’s Nic Cage.
Still, with the exception of 2013′s successful animated feature The Croods – in which he voiced the patriarch of a family of cave-dwellers – his last real hit would be 2010′s Kick-Ass, and his last critically celebrated turn might date back to 2006′s World Trade Center. For the last few years Cage’s output has mainly consisted of a series ...
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- Anthony Vieira
So, we've had "Drive," "Drive Angry" and now there's "Drive Hard." Of course, these films aren't at all related except by the fact that they're all about guys behind the wheel, and perhaps that everyone should stop using the word "drive" in their movie titles if the results are going to be this bad. The first trailer for "Drive Hard" has dropped online and we're wondering why John Cusack agreed to star in this, and what amount of money Thomas Jane was paid to endure that wig. The man behind this one is director Brian Trenchard-Smith, whose rather amazing filmography includes "Tyrannosaurus Azteca," "Airforce 2 Down," "DC 9/11: Time of Crisis" and "Leprechaun 4: In Space," so with that in mind, manage your expectations. As for the story, it follows a thief who ropes in a former Formula 1 champion to be his getaway driver. And the rest writes itself. Image Entertainment »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Amber Heard's Condom Dress
"We filmed in the winter in Paris," Heard told E! News. "It was about 20 degrees on the best day and I was literally wearing dresses made out of the same material condoms are made out of. I'm not kidding, there's this incredible latex designer who does a line of latex [and polyurethane] dresses. They were as weather protective as a condom would be."
"It's snowing and icing. They had to keep throwing hot water on the cobblestones because it was freezing over,” she added. “It was raining and snowy, there was ice all over the cobblestone streets and I'm wearing six-inch unbroken-in Louboutins and Jimmy Choos and I'm in a condom dress and a long blond wig. Did I »
Nicolas Cage continues his shift away from B-movie action back to more dramatic, well-received roles this year with the release of Joe, director David Gordon Green's (Prince Avalance) adaptation of Larry Brown's 1991 novel of the same name. Ahead of its arrival in the Spring, Cage has been speaking to Red Bull'sRed Bulletin about his career for a feature that's set to land in next week's edition of the news app, and we've got an exclusive excerpt here where the Oscar-winner talks about reinventing himself as an actor, and whether he regrets any of his recent roles:
Joe is a far cry from the bizarre action spectacles you did in the recent past...
Nicolas Cage: That’s true, I am in the process of reinventing myself in terms of the movies I want to do. I am returning to my roots, which is independently spirited, dramatic characters. Before Joe, »
- Gary Collinson
Hosted by Luke Wilson, the ceremony will recognise Texas natives "whose work have helped earned the state notice in the film world", reports Variety.
Rodriguez will be on hand to receive the trophy for his 1996 work on From Dusk Till Dawn. The film won the Star of Texas Award, which is given to an iconic Texas film.
Earlier this month, she and Rum Diary co-star Johnny Depp announced their engagement. The couple have been dating since June 2012 after the actor announced »
Despite being dedicatedly silly, the Bill Murray comedy Groundhog Day has become a pretty seminal work. The story of a cynical man who is forced to live out a time loop until he gets it right has appeared to inspire imitators like Edge of Tomorrow and Life After Life, while one of its quotable one-liners inspired the title of the Nicolas Cage vehicle Drive Angry. But following in the footsteps of movies like Newsies and The Producers, Groundhog Day is being transformed into a stage musical. Tim Minchin, the composer and lyricist of the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Matilda: The Musical, teased the news on Twitter (via THR): News: Groundhog Day: A new stage musical by us http://t.co/5jrSpPoSe6. Tim Minchin (@timminchin) January 12, 2014 The link he lists above takes followers to his personal blog, where he offers a lengthy explanation of the project. Minchin will »
With the release of Zoe Bell’s new flick, Raze, in theaters and on Video on Demand, we are reminded of all the modern-day grindhouse films that we’ve come to enjoy over the past 14 years. The genre, named after theaters (in particular defunct burlesque theaters in New York City) that primarily showed exploitation films, plays on its low budget, niche appeal and, often times, lurid subject matter. Raze like the 9 other films on this list, keeps things bloody, raunchy and fun. (Just don’t watch these with your mother!)
Shelved for several years before finally getting released in October of last year, this flick does its best to flip the horror genre on its head. Alcohol, drugs, sex and plenty of gore come into play when a group of kids decide to spend a weekend at a remote farmhouse.
- Stacy Lambe
Variety reports that Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard), Boyd Holbrook (Very Good Girls), Sam Reid (Anonymous), Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie), and newcomer Thomas Cocquerel are amongst the actors who will be testing for the part on Monday.
Plot details are understandably being kept under wraps, but given Emilia Clarke and the aforementioned names testing for Kyle Reese are younger than Jason Clarke, it’s a pretty safe bet that it’s going to involve time travel in some shape or form.
- Kenji Lloyd
Paramount, Skydance and Annapurna are looking to fill the last major piece of their Terminator: Genesis cast, and will be testing Jai Courtney (best known for A Good Day to Die Hard) and Sam Reid (seen in the upcoming The Railway Man) for the role of Kyle Reese this Monday.
Also testing on Monday are the lesser-known actors Boyd Holbrook (Out of the Furnace), Wilson Bethel (The CW's Hart of Dixie), and Tom Cocquerel (a true newcomer with no substantial roles to his name yet).
Michael Biehn originated the role of Kyle Reese in the original 1984 classic The Terminator. The character was sent back in time to protect Sarah Connor and ends up becoming the father to the future savior of mankind, John Connor.
14 items from 2014
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