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So, you might think the only thing you really need to know about "Man of Steel" star Henry Cavill is that he's a gorgeous dead ringer for the role of Superman, and, well, you're partially right about that.
But there's actually a lot of other nitty-grittiness worth learning about the British hunkster.
For example, if we may, did you know that the blue-eyed babe could've very easily wound up sporting a different sort of uniform altogether ... as a member of the British Army? Or that he has two middle names, one of which is Dalgliesh? Fancy!
Before you head out to see a bird, a plane Mr. Cavill saving school buses full of children and fighting an enraged Michael Shannon in theaters June 14, study up on these ten deets about the dude behind the non-mask and you'll be a Henry Cavill superfan faster than a speeding bullet.
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- Amanda Bell
As glittering and outrageous as Liberace himself, HBO Films Behind the Candelabra takes a look at the flamboyant entertainer's private world, focusing on his tempestuous relationship with Scott Thorson, his young live-in lover for five years. Based on Thorson's tell-all memoir "Behind the Candelabra: My Life with Liberace," the film is directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) and features electrifying performances by Academy Award winners Michael Douglas (Wall Street) as Liberace and Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting) as Thorson. During its premiere, the film became one of HBO's most watched original films in nearly 10 years. Behind the Candelabra streets on Blu-ray with Digital Copy ($24.99), DVD ($19.97) and Digital Download on September 17, 2013. The Blu-ray with Digital Copy includes "The Making of Behind the Candelabra" which explores the legacy of Liberace through costumes, sets, locations, and prosthetics with several cast and the crew members including Douglas and Damon.
Before Elvis Presley, »
Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 30, 2013
Price: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo $49.99
In this sequel to 2009′s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.
The G.I. Joe franchise continues to kick ass, with G.I. Joe: Retaliation ringing up some $122 million at the domestic box office since opening wide in theater in March, 2013 and many more millions across the world.
The Blu-ray includes the following features:. »
Disney has announced that Jon Hamm's new film, Million Dollar Arm, has started shooting. The movie is being directed by Craig Gillespie (Fright Night), and also stars Bill Paxton, Lake Bell, and Alan Arkin. Here's what the film is about:
Based on a true story, Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” follows Jb Bernstein, a once-successful sports agent who now finds himself edged out by bigger, slicker competitors. He and his partner Aash (Aasif Mandvi) will have to close their business down for good if Jb doesn’t come up with something fast. Late one night, while watching cricket being played in India on TV, Jb comes up with an idea so radical it just might work. Why not go to there and find the next baseball pitching sensation? Setting off for Mumbai with nothing but a gifted but cantankerous scout (Alan Arkin) in tow, Jb stages a televised, nationwide »
- Joey Paur
Principal photography has begun on Walt Disney Pictures' Million Dollar Arm, starring Jon Hamm. Directed by Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl, Fright Night), the film is produced by Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray, through their Mayhem Pictures, and Joe Roth, under his Roth Films banner, with Palak Patel and Kevin Halloran serving as executive producers. Thomas McCarthy (Win Win, The Visitor) wrote the screenplay. The film also stars Bill Paxton (Haywire, Hatfields & McCoys), Lake Bell (What Happens in Vegas, It's Complicated), Suraj Sharma (Life of Pi), Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show, Margin Call), Madhur Mittal (Slumdog Millionaire), Pitobash (3 Idiots, Shanghai) and Academy Award-winner Alan Arkin. A.R. Rahman (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) is scoring the film. Million Dollar Arm will shoot on locations in India, Georgia and Los Angeles.
Principal photography has begun on Walt Disney Pictures’ Million Dollar Arm, starring Jon Hamm. Directed by Craig Gillespie (“Lars and the Real Girl,” “Fright Night”), the film is produced by Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray, through their Mayhem Pictures, and Joe Roth, under his Roth Films banner, with Palak Patel and Kevin Halloran serving as executive producers. Tom McCarthy (“Win Win,” “The Visitor”) wrote the screenplay.
The film also stars Bill Paxton (“Haywire,” “Hatfields & McCoys”), Lake Bell (“What Happens in Vegas,” “It’s Complicated”), Suraj Sharma (“Life of Pi”), Aasif Mandvi (“The Daily Show,” “Margin Call”), Madhur Mittal (“Slumdog Millionaire”), Pitobash (“Three Idiots,” “Shanghai”) and Academy Award®–winner Alan Arkin. A.R. Rahman (“127 Hours,” “Slumdog Millionaire”) is scoring the film. Million Dollar Arm will shoot on locations in India, Georgia and Los Angeles.
- Michelle McCue
Director Steven Soderbergh’s “last” big screen film, Side Effects, is an effective pharmaceutical thriller that operates on multiple levels at once, in typical Soderbergh fashion. From the hazy yellow appearance, to the third act twist — Side Effects is a top-to-bottom Soderbergh slow-burn thriller that focuses on its core performers: Jude Law, Rooney Mara & Catherine Zeta-Jones, while also providing a bit of social commentary on the country’s ever-rising problem with prescription drugs and how it can turn lives upside down and inside out.
Emily Taylor (Rooney Mara) is a successful working class American with a husband (Channing Tatum) that is fresh out of a prison after doing time over an insider trade that went south on him. Her life is on the rise as she welcomes home her loved one and prepares to start the next chapter of her life. But she’s depressed. Depressed to the point of needing serious medical attention, »
- Jeremy Lebens
"Behind the Candelabra" debuts on HBO tonight with so many pre-packaged talking points, it's a wonder a single film can support them all.
Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh has been laboring to bring a film about the late entertainer Liberace to the screen since working on 2000's "Traffic" -- when Michael Douglas slipped into an impromptu Liberace impression between takes and sparked Soderbergh's artistic fire. Even though Douglas immediately agreed to play the role and Matt Damon quickly committed to playing Scott Thorson, Liberace's lover and the author of a tell-all book about the relationship, Soderbergh couldn't find a studio willing to finance and release a film on the right terms.
Eventually Soderbergh gave up on a theatrical release, "Candelabra" landed at artist-friendly HBO and the result -- which Soderbergh has called his final feature film -- was invited into the prestigious competition section of the Cannes Film Festival, where »
Fast & Furious 6, the latest installment of the decades spanning Fast Cars & Family saga sees director Justin Lin bow out from the franchise in spectacular style with the biggest scale, most spectacular and almost certainly dumbest installment yet.
With the insane popularity of the previous film, which grossed $500 million worldwide and garnered the most positive critical reception since the first film back in 2001, Lin has been given the keys to even bigger playground here with palpable increasing production value and a directorial vision which with every installment sense his first effort, 2006’s Tokyo Drift, has gotten more coherent and pleasingly more confident in using crunchy practical stunt work throwing away the CG riddled horror at the climax of Fast & Furious (the 4th adventure »
- Ian Loring
This weekend, the sixth (!) installment of the "Fast and Furious" franchise tears into theaters nationwide. In this entry, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Brian O'Connor (Paul Walker) are brought out of retirement by Hobbs (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) to help stop a terrorist (Luke Evans) who utilizes fast cars in his heists. If you thought that "Fast Five" was crazy awesome, just wait until you see this movie -- the already loose approximation of physics is pushed even further. It's insane, and so enjoyable. But, if you're unsure about jumping into "Fast and Furious 6" without reading the instruction manual first, then here's a guide to 10 things to know about the film. Buckle up. It's going to be a wild ride. 1. It Might Be a Good Idea to Brush Up on Your 'Fast and Furious' History "Fast and Furious 6" represents a culmination, not just of the mini-trilogy, which started »
- Drew Taylor
"Fast and Furious 6" proves it's all fun and games until someone gets a tank ... and then it's awesome!The high-octane flick hits theaters this weekend, bringing the series over-the-edge of ridiculousness with killer girl fights, characters returning from the dead and, yes, the aforementioned war machine.And while some franchises would be running on empty by the time #6 comes around, this may be the most exciting one yet.Though they all made out like millionaire Robin Hoods at the end of "Fast Five," Dom Torretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew are brought back into the seedy racing underworld to help Agent Hobbs (The Rock) stop international terrorist Owen Shaw (Luke Evans).If they succeed in taking him down, they'll be granted full immunity for their crimes in the previous films. Also luring the gang back: A photo of the presumed-dead Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) working with Shaw.The return of Rodriguez »
- tooFab Staff
Fast & Furious 6
Directed by: Justin Lin
Running Time: 2 hrs 12 mins
Release Date: May 24, 2013
Plot: International fugitives Dom (Diesel) and Brian (Walker) are hired by a federal agent (Johnson) to help stop a slick European man (Evans) from producing a dangerous weapon.
Who’S It For? If you like great action movies, and/or are weary of popcorn spectacles created more with computers than real life, do not miss out on the insane fun you’ll have watching Fast & Furious 6. And if you loved Fast Five, seeing this movie should be a no-brainer.
Expectations: I really loved Fast Five, and the more I think about this franchise, the more I love it overall. Thus, this didn’t mean I was going in ready to love Furious 6, but that it had massive expectations to live up to. »
- Nick Allen
Fast & Furious 6
Directed by Justin Lin
Written by Chris Morgan
The cars are fast, as they always are, and the people are equally furious. In fact, they’re faster and furious-er now than they were before, but then, you already knew that. Be honest: if you’re reading this review, you do not need to be convinced or cajoled to hoof it to the theater to see Fast & Furious 6. You also don’t need encouragement to feel as if you, too, are like Dominic Toretto, Brian O’Conner, or their brothers- and sisters-in-wheels on the way home, pretending your Hyundai Sonata or beat-up pickup truck is a tricked-out muscle car. The thrill of these ciphers driving very fast, recklessly so, along with a number of impressively insane stunts, allows Fast & Furious 6 to be just good and fun enough.
- Josh Spiegel
Chapter six in the venerable F&F series may not be the best or worst installment, but it’s definitely the loudest. Fast And Furious 6 is a crash’n'bash orgy of fast cars, exploding vehicles and crunching metal in an amazingly silly but undeniably entertaining serving of action-movie franchise fodder. It brings back all of the main characters from the preceding F&F films (except Lucas Black from F&F3: Tokyo Drift, the Halloween III of this series) and adds mixed martial arts champ Gina Carano (Haywire) for some fun kicks-to-the-groin combat. The first F&F way back in 2001 was about humble street racers, and now this same lead-footed group is foiling Bond villains intent on world domination. F&F6 finds Dom (Vin Diesel), Brian (Paul Walker) and the rest of the crew, which includes Roman (Tyrese Gibson), Tej (Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges) and Gisele (Gal Gadot), retired from action »
- Tom Stockman
Daniel Kasman: The political body: Soderbergh's supposedly final film continues his run of digital features focuses on the existence and commerce of, as well as the impact on, the body in contemporary society. In Behind the Candelabra, it is in Liberace's (Michael Douglas) precise control of his public and private image in dress and look, and in the figure of Scott (Matt Damon), who becomes his lover, then boyfriend, then essentially his husband in an evolving relationship that starts nearly as prostitution and later involves plastic surgery, drugs for bodily upkeep, and, in general for both men, concerns the impact of their aging bodies on their relationship and luxury lifestyle. The bodies of this public figure (publically straight, »
Bad movies are rarely as much fun as these "Fast and the Furious" pictures. And make no mistake about it -- they're bad.
They stick to a rigid formula of hot cars, street races where skinny supermodels make up the audience, and impossible (and impossibly expensive) road heists.
Fans know that every character will have his or her moments to show off and that no beloved character will be killed off and stay dead. Fans know the cast keeps growing, just like the lineup of vintage and modern day hopped-up rides that power slide, drift and burn rubber through the digitally assisted chases and crash-ups. Bystanders' vehicles may be crushed and squashed as collateral damage, but you never see the blood of innocents.
And fans know to stay through the credits, where the movies' gift to cinema car culture just keeps on giving.
"Fast & Furious 6" pulls our boys Dom and »
This weekend the sixth "Fast and Furious" installment, "Fast and Furious 6" (or 'Furious 6,' if you want to be really cool), races into theaters nationwide. This new film sees much of the cast from the original movies returning, with some notable additions (like Gina Carano from "Haywire") and an even bigger scale – one action sequence involves a tank, the other a runaway plane. And a little while back, we got to chat with director Justin Lin, who has shepherded the franchise since the third movie, "Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift," transitioning it from a silly "Point Break" rip-off to one of the most consistently entertaining action franchises around. Lin told us how he has been mapping out the franchise since the beginning, what thoughts he has for James Wan (who will direct the next installment) and how Robert Altman was a big inspiration on this movie (yes really). Did you ever think, »
- Drew Taylor
It's almost unfair how easy Steven Soderbergh makes it look. As the filmmaker heads into his hiatus from movie-making, he's spent the few last years dipping between high grade entertainment ("Magic Mike") and accomplished genre films ("Side Effects," "Haywire") and for his goodbye, he's more or less combined the two. "Behind The Candelabra" is a cinematic bauble, that coats typical biopic fare with some real panache and heart. And while this does indeed mark Soderbergh's last hurrah for now, it's likely that a different narrative will soon form around the film. That narrative will surround Michael Douglas, with the 68 year-old actor delivering his best performance in a least a decade if not longer. It's hard to put into words how much of a transformation Douglas undergoes in the role of Liberace, but it truly is revelatory. Granted, he probably hasn't had a part this good since his double whammy of »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson was previously attached to the fact-based gangster thriller based on the life of John Gotti and his ‘family’. However, Jurassic Park 3 and Captain America’s Joe Johnston’s was recently installed as the new helmer.
Real-life couple John Travolta and Kelly Preston have been attached to the project from pretty much day one, with Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Lindsay Lohan, Ben Foster and Chazz Palminteri also set to co-star. Whether or not those names are still interested (well, Pesci has a lawsuit pending against to producers so you can rule him out) following Levinson’s departure remains to be seen but we can at least confirm Anthony Hopkins has joined the cast in the murderous story told from the point-of-view of the late mafia Don’s son. The Academy Award-winning actor has previously worked with Johnston on Universal’s remake of The Wolfman.
- Craig Hunter
Co-starring alongside Dwayne Johnson in Justin Lin's upcoming Fast & Furious 6 is the tough and talented Gina Carano (Haywire). Carano plays Agent Hobbs' partner Riley, who both team up with Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew in order to take down an elite group of militarily-trained specialists led by Owen Shaw (Luke Evans). Carano took the time to talk to us about her experience working on her first big action franchise movie, fight choreography, and learning from director Lin. She also talked about how her experience in Haywire has changed her life, her future goals in her movie career and her upcoming film, In the Blood. Also starring Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang and Gal Gadot, Fast & Furious 6 opens May 24th. Hit the jump to read the full interview. Collider: Since the the Fast and Furious franchise is all about cars, »
- Dave Trumbore
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