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Five years ago John Wick (Keanu Reeves) retired from his life as a hitman. He settled down with his wife (Bridget Moynahan) and was leading a normal life. Unfortunately, "normal" was short-lived as she succumbed to cancer leaving John on his own to grieve, or so he thought. Late one night a knock comes to his door, a delivery, a gift from the beyond. It's a small puppy with a note from his wife, a gift allowing him the opportunity not to grieve alone, or so he thought. A few nights later and John has another visitor. No knocking this time, just three guys in ski masks come to steal his car and, subsequently kill his dog. The intruders leave John bloody and beaten, laying down next to his deceased puppy, his car stolen from his garage. The bad guys got away, or so they thought... And with that the »
- Brad Brevet
In a statement, the actor said: "When these fine people came to me with an offer to make four movies for them, I immediately said yes for one reason and one reason only... Netflix rhymes with 'wet chicks'. Let the streaming begin!"
"His appeal spans across viewers of all ages - everybody has a favourite movie, everyone has a favourite line - not »
For this week’s spotlight piece, I wanted to sort of go back to the start of the series and take a look at someone who doesn’t get the respect that they deserve from the masses. Today, that person is Adam Sandler, one of the kings of comedy who also has a flair for drama when he decides to go that route. He’s a huge titan of studio comedy, for sure, but he’s got a load of talent for when he chooses to get serious. The laughs have shot him to the A-list, but when he’s gone for depth and emotion, he’s shown that he’s got some acting chops as well. He’s rather underrated overall, so a spotlight today is definitely in the cards for him. Sandler got his start towards the A-list through television when he was cast on Saturday Night Live »
- Joey Magidson
For someone with his immense range and talent, Tom Hardy has been a “one to watch” far too long. Years before he went toe-to-toe with Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises, he made his debut in HBO’s Band of Brothers in 2001, quickly graduated to Star Trek villain in 2002, and won the BAFTA Rising Star Award for Inception in 2011. Earlier this year, he carried an entire film, Locke, in which he just drove a car and talked on the phone.
Next year, all of that oozing charisma and alluring sense of danger that practically vibrates through his characters will »
- Jeff Labrecque
Elena Satine Joins 'Revenge' Cast
Satine is joining revenge as the “black sheep daughter of a wealthy southern family,” according to E! News. Satine’s character Louise will enter the world of the Hamptons and cause some problems for the already scandal-ridden residents. Her troublemaking is less a result of malice and more to do with her mental instability.
Louise also has a surprising connection to one of Revenge’s existing characters that will cause shockwaves in the Hamptons.
In addition to playing Lorelei in a pair of S.H.I.E.L.D. episodes, Satine has appeared on NCIS and Matador. She also starred on Magic City, playing Judi Silver. On the big screen, Satine appeared in Just Go With It and has two features in postproduction – Outlaw and Zipper. »
Universal Pictures released their new action/thriller flick, "Lucy," into theaters yesterday, July 24th. And all the top movie critics have served up their reviews. It turns out that everything was pretty mixed with an overall 59 score out of a possible 100 across 34 reviews over at the metacrtic.com site. The film stars: Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman. We've posted blurbs from a couple of the critics,below. Joe Morgenstern from the Wall Street Journal, gave it a nice 90 score, saying: "It's gleefully bold, visually adventurous, often funny, strikingly concise — the whole heart-pounding tale is over in 90 minutes — and 100% entertaining." Claudia Puig from USA Today, gave it a 75 score. She stated: "Scarlett Johansson is ideally cast as a rapidly evolving kick-ass hero in Lucy, a stylish action thriller that is equal parts dazzling and ludicrous." Ty Burr over at the Boston Globe, gave it a 75 grade, saying: "It’s all ridiculous and enjoyable, »
Above, is the first look at Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones"), Josh Gad ("Frozen"), Michelle Monaghan ("Eagle Eye") and Adam Sandler ("Just Go With It") in Pixels. The film's plot centers around New York City being attacked by classic 8-bit video game characters. The government recruits the best video game players/experts from the past to defeat this unusual threat. It's being directed by Chris Columbus ("Harry Potter"). Below, you can watch Patrick Jean’s short film in which the feature film is based on. In the short the 8-bit characters came from the classic video games: Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Tetris, and Arkanoid. »
Los Angeles (AP) - A team of mutants overpowered one massive mutant monster at the box office during the Memorial Day holiday.
Fox-Marvel's "X-Men: Days of Future Past" debuted with $91 million beating last weekend's No. 1 hit, the Warner Bros. sci-fi adventure "Godzilla," which earned $31.4 million in its second weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.
"Days of Future Past" is estimated to earn nearly $110 million over the four-day extended holiday weekend, which would make it the fifth-highest Memorial Day opener just after last year's $117 million-grossing "Fast & Furious 6." ''Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" holds as the highest Memorial holiday debut ever with $140 million in 2007.
It appears the attention "Days of Future Past" director Bryan Singer has received lately due a sexual assault lawsuit didn't deter fans from flocking to the theater. The director dropped out of doing any press for the film following the allegations because he didn't »
- The Associated Press
Ever thought various big screen comedies have really just been an excuse for the actors to have a vacation? Adam Sandler agrees with you. In fact, in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, he pretty much confirmed that's what he does because... well, why not:
"Yes. I have done that since '50 First Dates,' It was written in another place. I said, 'Imagine if we did it in Hawaii, how great that movie would be.' And they were like, 'Yeah, that's a very artistic idea.' I've been doing that ever since."
Source: Av Club »
- Garth Franklin
On Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday night, Sandler confessed that since starring in 2004′s 50 First Dates, he’s made a point of doing movies that will take him to faraway places. “[50 First Dates] was written in another place, and then I said, ‘Imagine if we did it in Hawaii, how great that movie would be.’ And they were like, ‘yes, that’s a very artistic idea,’” Sandler admitted. “I’ve been doing it ever since. »
- Ariana Bacle
There’s a scene midway through the Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore vehicle “Blended” that sees the two stars, playing single parents thrust together on a South African resort, accidentally meet up for morning coffee. They don’t say much, commiserating over their respective kids’ sleeping habits, but what they do say is believable, radiating an unhurried, unforced chemistry that’s enough to make one wonder why these two actors have only made three movies together over the past 16 years. Then they gaze out toward the resort grounds, and witness two poorly rendered CGI rhinos copulating with great vigor. Cut to a shot of the resort barista addressing the camera with a Catskills smirk: “You don’t see that in New Jersey!” This scene serves as a perfect microcosm for the film as a whole, which should see solid if unspectacular family business over Memorial Day weekend.
Granted, that sequence »
- Andrew Barker
Brooklyn Decker has moved on from modeling! The "Just Go With It" star sat down with Chelsea Handler on Thursday's "Chelsea Lately" where she revealed that she's never been that great at modeling. Check out the video above to find out why the 27-year-old has given up her Sports Illustrated past, and see what she said about working on a sitcom! It seems like she's really enjoying her new gig on the TV series "Friends with Better Lives," alongside James Van Der Beek. "The best thing to do is just to cuss [when you screw up a line]," she says of the show, which is filmed in front of a live audience. Even though Decker's given up modeling, we still wouldn't mind seeing the blonde beauty in a bikini from time to time. What do you think about Brooklyn's candid comments? Sound off below! Read more »
- tooFab Staff
As a matter of fact yes, I am taking The Power Rankings! out of mothballs on a Friday without much interest in explaining where they've been for, oh, um, a really long time. Just go with it. They're back. At least in part, I will say, they are back because there are a lot of great dramas and comedies on simultaneously and I think that provides a good mix. And yes, it's more proof that television is better than when your mom watched it. So the Elite 11 returns -- triumphantly as expected -- with a badass collection of shows to rank in
- Tim Goodman
Almost entirely ignores the amazing aspect of this true story that makes it worth telling, and even the very good performances point us in another direction than the intended one. I’m “biast” (pro): like the cast; enjoy stories about WWII
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
The Railway Man starts out like a sweet little romance, when Colin Firth meets Nicole Kidman, somewhere near Edinburgh in 1980, on a train he’s only on because his encyclopedic knowledge of train schedules is allowing him to compensate for an unexpected delay in his travel plans. “I’m not a trainspotter,” he assures her — and us — not that most prototypical of British nerds; “I’m a railway enthusiast.” Later, he is able to contrive a second meeting with her because of his, yes, trainspotting superpower. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
The last time we saw a trailer for director Scott Derrickson’s “Deliver Us From Evil,” it looked more like an extended clip. This time, though, we’re getting a proper trailer, and it looks like Eric Bana is a man with a secret power that he doesn’t quite understand. Or something. The whole thing is apparently based on a true story of the real-life Ralph Sarchie. Riiiiiiiiiight. Just go with it. In Deliver Us From Evil, New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases. Starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn with Sean Harris and Joel McHale. »
April is the cruelest month, and not just for T.S. Eliot.
At the multiplex, throughout April, we're in for a brutal, Darwinian survival test for several A-list stars of yesteryear -- from Kevin Costner to Nicole Kidman to Jude Law -- all of whom are currently on the comeback trail. Some of them may end the month on their way back to their former glory, and some will see their careers shredded even further.
Here are our best guesses as to who will thrive and who will starve.
Comeback Effort: Drama "Joe" (April 11)
Prospects: Cage is earning the kind of acclaim he hasn't seen in years for delivering a real, non-cartoonish performance in this rural drama as the title ex-con, who becomes the unlikely mentor to a teen (Tye Sheridan) in need of adult guidance. »
- Gary Susman
Digital Spy is feeling anxious. We're standing on the set of Fifteen to One, behind the 11 podium (damn it, why didn't we get the 10?) and the lights have just come up. We're squinting, our palms are sweating, our heart rate is elevated... and we're not even a contestant.
The Fifteen to One set might have had a bit of a shiny space age update since its last proper series aired in 2003, but while we might ooh and ahh when we see it, as soon as we step behind one of those legendary numbered podiums, we feel a little bit sick.
Just imagine, then, how the contestants feel.
After all, Fifteen to One has always been renowned for its difficulty. With just three seconds to answer each poser, and those hideous bright lights in your face, it's easy to understand how your mind could go blank or your mouth could go dry. »
Right after one group of friends signs off, new friends will be introduced ... by a former writer-producer of "Friends," no less.
Immediately following the series finale of CBS' "How I Met Your Mother" Monday (Mar. 31), the network will debut the sitcom "Friends With Better Lives." The premise of longtime acquaintances in amusing situations -- mainly revolving around their differing relationship levels -- may seem familiar, but it's served up by a fresh ensemble cast merging established TV faces and relative newcomers.
Will (played by "Dawson's Creek" alum James Van Der Beek) is struggling to adjust after his recent divorce; Jules (actress-model Brooklyn Decker) is newly engaged to visibly amorous Lowell (Rick Donald); Kate (Zoe Lister-Jones, "Whitney") is a career-driven serial dater; and the married Bobby (Kevin Connolly, "Entourage") and Andi (Majandra Delfino, "Roswell") observe their friends' allegedly better lives somewhat enviously.
The "star" of Sports Illustrated's 2010 swimsuit-issue cover has done the occasional screen role in movies ("Battleship," "Just Go With It") and television ("New Girl," "Royal Pains"), but she commits fully as an ensemble-cast member of the CBS sitcom "Friends With Better Lives," premiering Monday (March 31).
There's little question Decker understands her new character well, since the newly engaged Jules is an ex-model and aspiring actress. "When we were shooting the pilot, it was probably the most nervous I've ever been going into a job," the engagingly friendly performer tells Zap2it. 'I was shaking and sweating, and my teeth were chattering.
"The theater I had done, it was in North Carolina doing 'Winnie the Pooh.' It wasn't anything on such a massive scale as filming a multi-camera »
Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage is joining Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Josh Gad in Chris Columbus’ Pixels. Scripted by Just Go With It scribe Tim Dowling, the film (based on Patrick Jean’s 2010 short) is being billed as a “Ghostbusters-esque actioner” that will see “a group of elite gamers” recruited to help protect New York City when video game characters from the 80s attack.
The goal here is to turn the film into an action-comedy tentpole for Sony, and with the way it’s shaping up, it sounds like it could very well be just that. The premise is certainly intriguing and has a lot of potential to be a really fun ride, I’m just a bit weary of the fact that Sandler, James and Dowling are on board. Their involvement leads me to believe that Pixels will fall under the “stupid humor” category, a la Grown Ups »
- Matt Joseph
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