McG, director of the unnecessary Terminator Salvation and the relatively unfunny and unromantic rom-com This Means War, is set to return to film after a spout of TV work. This time he’s teaming up with Dwayne Johnson, who’s had a great year with actioners like Pain & Gain and Fast & Furios 6 . Johnson’s experienced action hue and topical popularity may be just what the director needs to return to form and move on from his poorly received recent ventures.
The directors new project, The Fall Guy, is an adaption of the 1980s television show of the same name that starred Lee Majors (The Six Million Dollar Man). It tells the story of stuntman Colt Seavers (Johnson) who moonlights as a bounty hunter to pay the bills, as stunt men often do in this economy. Johnson seems perfectly suited for the role which will no doubt include the comedic element »
- James Byiers
It took three years for McG to follow-up Terminator Salvation with the medicore action comedy This Means War, and we were hoping that he was going to stick to television after being involved with developing series "Westside" and "Guilty." However, it sounds like the director is coming back to film. While that normally wouldn't be all that thrilling, he'll have the help of action star Dwayne Johnson in the lead, hot on the heels of a spectacular 2013 which includes Snitch, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain and Fast & Furious 6. So what is this project bringing Johnson and the director of Charlie's Angels together? Read on! THR reports Johnson will lead a big screen adaptation of the 1980s TV series The Fall Guy, a project that has been in the works for awhile. The ABC series followed Lee Majors as a film stuntman who moonlights as a bounty hunter when work is slow, »
- Ethan Anderton
The Toronto International Film Festival is seen as a bastion for artistically adventurous films that tackle tough social, thematic and cultural issues, which is the perfect forum to announce a movie starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, directed by McG, produced by WWE Studios and based on a decades-old television series. That's right—the director of "This Means War" and one of the muscle bound stars of the "Fast and the Furious" franchise are teaming to bring the Lee Majors series "The Fall Guy" to the big screen. The report from the Hollywood Reporter has Johnson, set to begin production on the seventh 'Fast and Furious' installment any day now, starring as the Lee Majors character, who was a Hollywood stunt man and bounty hunter whose two jobs always intersected in some exciting, hilarious way. The series ran from 1981 to 1986 and developed a healthy cult following.The movie has been attempted for years now, »
- Drew Taylor
Let’s be honest: Katherine Heigl was really, really good as Izzie. So it makes sense that more than just one or two networks appear to be interested in a new TV project that would star the former Grey’s Anatomy star.
Heigl is the main attraction of a pitch from Alexi Hawley (The Following) that would feature her in a procedural about the CIA and how it addresses crises worldwide. Heigl would play the female lead, which is a liaison to the president.
USA Today says that Heigl has been working on the project with feature producer Robert Simonds »
- Lynette Rice
Nowadays it’s expected for an actor to do more than act. Actor-directors are all the rage, with more and more joining the ranks of the double barrelled job title. And after the big storm made with Ben Affleck’s Oscar snub, expect it to increasingly become the norm; a rite of passage for all serious actors.
More common, but less celebrated are the actor-producers. Most of the time these are thespians taking a bigger interest in the films their starring in, but, as we’ll see, sometimes they’re doing it for entirely creative reasons. Some actor-producers are incredibly well known; Tom Cruise produces everything he stars in and it’s a career choice that’s helped Adam Sandler be as big a blight on the movie industry as he can be.
Here are ten famous films you had no idea were produced by equally as famous actors. Prepare »
- Alex Leadbeater
Review Duncan Bowles
A talented, eclectic cast can't make up for an uneven tone and derivative action, Duncan writes, in his review of Red 2...
In our house, we operate a 20 minute movie rule. This applies to anyone subjected to a film they haven’t seen before, and allows that person the chance to veto any movie that’s been picked for viewing within the first 20 minutes. Movies that have recently fallen victim to the rule have included such controversial decisions as A Dangerous Method (ruled out by my wife’s allergy to Kiera Knightley, exacerbated in Method by her gurning and ‘acting’ crazy) and Zero Dark Thirty (invoked by me in a tired and hung-over state, as I didn’t have a clue what anyone was talking about and didn’t want to spend my Sunday afternoon watching waterboarding).
Reese Witherspoon would appreciate it very much if you'd forget her recent public embarrassment, and remember what a stupendous actress she really is. Let's also forget her recent subpar slate of movies that included the critically loathed Four Christmases, How Do You Know and This Means War. Instead, let's focus up on her next.and quite promising.project, an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's best-selling memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Witherspoon will not only headline the feature called simply Wild, but also is producing along with her Pacific Standard partner Bruna Papandrea (Warm Bodies), and River Road Entertainment's Bill Pohlad (12 Years a Slave). Witherspoon's prior producing credits include Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, the sweet but under-seen fantasy rom-com Penelope, and the little known Legally Blonde straight-to-dvd spin-off Legally Blondes, which focused on Elle Woods' plucky younger cousins. But regardless of »
"Suits" is back for Season 3, and the show is as good as ever. Intricate plotting, perfect characters and ever-increasing tension mark the beginning of a new chapter at the law firm.
Alas for our poor lawyers, isolation and antagonism are the words that best describe the excellent season opener, "The Arrangement." There are alliances being formed (and re-formed), but this is a story of everyone out for him or herself in the face of a hostile world.
Thus, we take each of the characters in turn.
Mike (Patrick J. Adams)
As is so often the case -- especially at the beginning of the season -- Mike Ross is under a lot of stress. This isn't much of a surprise. »
Avenged Sevenfold have debuted the title track to their upcoming album, “Hail to the King,” via YouTube. Along with the announcement is a track listing for the new album, which will have 10 tracks and comes out Aug. 27.
The band is also selling a deluxe edition exclusive to their website that includes a bonus digital track, exclusive canvas print, photo book, and more.
The track list is as follows:
Shepherd of Fire
Hail to the King
Shortly after, it was also announced that there will be a 15-date tour through the month of October featuring Deftones and special guest Ghost B.C. The tour kicks off in Chicago on Oct. 3 and wraps up in Las Vegas on Oct. 26. Announcements were made via social media and websites for all three bands, all indicate information regarding venues and ticket prices will be announced soon. »
- Andy Lyons
It's not exactly a fair fight when a German supermodel is involved... Reese Witherspoon must not have known that Heidi Klum was also sporting the classic stripes and floral combo when she left the house. If so, the Legally Blonde icon probably would have tucked that top in for a tighter fit or picked a higher heel. But in defense of the This Means War actress, her Project Runway style sister was going for a more business-gone-quirky style. Heidi's pencil skirt and 3/4 top are equally fun but still more formal than Reese's flirty shirt and baggy T. One looks like she's headed to a pitch meeting, the other is strolling to a casual lunch. The question we're avoiding is, who looks »
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed its 276-member-strong class of 2013.
The list, published by The Hollywood Reporter, includes actors, cinematographers, designers, directors, documentarians, executives, film editors, makeup artists and hairstylists, "members-at-large," musicians, producers, PR folks, short filmmakers and animators, sound technicians, visual effects artists, and writers.
Jason Bateman, Rosario Dawson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Milla Jovovich, Lucy Liu, Jennifer Lopez, Emily Mortimer, Sandra Oh, Jason Schwartzman, and Michael Peña are among the roster of actors, while "The Heat" and "Bridesmaids" helmer Paul Feig made the directors' cut.
"We did not change our criteria at all," says Academy president Hawk Koch of this year's larger-than-usual class. "Yes, this year there is a tremendous amount of women, a tremendous amount of people of color, people from all walks of life. This year, we asked the branches to look at everybody who wasn't in the Academy but who deserved to be. »
- Laura Larson
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today the 276 members of the entertainment industry invited to join organization. The list includes actors, directors, documentarians, executives, film editors, producers and more. Of those listed below, those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2013. "These individuals are among the best filmmakers working in the industry today," said Academy President Hawk Koch in a press release. "Their talent and creativity have captured the imagination of audiences worldwide, and I am proud to welcome each of them to the Academy." Koch also told Variety, "In the past eight or nine years, each branch could only bring in X amount of members. There were people each branch would have liked to get in but couldn't. We asked them to be more inclusive of the best of the best, and each branch was excited, because they got »
- Brad Brevet
The Academy just added 276 Oscar voters.
That’s 100 more than last year, and part of an easing of a longstanding cap on the number of new members allowed to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences each year.
AMPAS usually adds between 130 and 180 new members, replacing those who have quit or passed away. The membership now stands around 6,000.
- Anthony Breznican
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 276 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2013.
“These individuals are among the best filmmakers working in the industry today,” said Academy President Hawk Koch. “Their talent and creativity have captured the imagination of audiences worldwide, and I am proud to welcome each of them to the Academy.”
The 2013 invitees are:
- Michelle McCue
The total of new invitees is exactly 100 more than were tapped in 2012. Total membership in the Academy numbers more than 6,000.
“We’re very proud,” Academy prexy Hawk Koch told Variety. “The difference this year is we relaxed the quota system. In the past eight or nine years, each branch could only bring in X amount of members. There were people each branch would have liked to get in but couldn’t. We asked them to be more inclusive of the best of the best, and each branch was excited, because they got to bring in the people who should be in the branch.”
Koch said that in particular, visual effects and documentary were among the branches with the biggest gains, reflecting their intense recent growth.
Among the other »
- Jon Weisman
Getting ready for this Sunday's episode of "True Blood," entitled "The Sun"? Then you'll want to check out these two new clips that HBO has provided, which offer a few more peeks at what's coming.
Episode #6.02: “The Sun” - Sunday, June 23 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
A long-lost relative reveals himself to Jason and Sookie. After Tara is victimized by a new government weapon, Eric takes matters into his own hands in an effort to thwart Burrell’s anti-vampire initiatives.
On the road to work, Sookie is drawn to a handsome stranger who shares her faerie abilities. Sam is unnerved by supernatural-rights zealot Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and is confronted by Alcide and Martha (Dale Dickey) about Emma’s future. Bill contemplates the scope of his heightened powers.
Ep. 62 Clip - This Means War
Ep. 62 Clip - Secret's Out
For more info visit "True Blood" on HBO. »
- The Woman In Black
Looks like Wednesday's breeze got the best of Reese Witherspoon. The blond beauty was spotted shopping in Brentwood, Calif., where she looked adorable in a white blazer, printed skirt and high-heeled sandals. That is, until an unexpected gust of wind blew up the actress' skirt, accidentally explosing her bum to a bevy of snap-happy shutterbugs. Luckily, the This Means War star quickly pulled down her skirt, saving herself from what could have been a far more embarassing moment. Talk about pulling a Britney Spears! And no, we don't mean the Anne Hathaway kind. Photos: Fashion Spotlight: Reese Witherspoon »
Bryan Singer returns to the director's chair of the film franchise he helped launch in the upcoming sequel to last summer's X-Men: First Class, which is scheduled for theatrical release in 2014. X-Men: Days of Future Past stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen Page, Hugh Jackman, Shawn Ashmore, Evan Peters, Anna Paquin, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. Bryan Singer (X-Men, X-Men 2, Superman Returns and Jack the Giant Slayer) will direct the film off a screenplay by Simon Kinberg (Sherlock Holmes, This Means War, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter). Production is set to begin this Spring in Canada. 20th Century Fox has scheduled the film for theatrical release on July 18th, 2014. 'Days of Future Past' is a Marvel Comics storyline published »
- Pietro Filipponi
Tom Hardy first caught the attention of most American audiences back in 2010 when he appeared as forgery expert Eames in Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi thriller Inception. Since then, the English actor has cemented himself as one of the fastest rising film stars in the business, with roles in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Warrior and This Means War.
However, Hardy’s career really entered high gear when he starred as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, the grand finale to Nolan’s Batman trilogy. That film brought a new level of notoriety to the actor, undoubtedly boosting the potential success of future projects like Mad Max: Fury Road and the upcoming Splinter Cell adaptation. Now fans of Hardy have another film to ...
- Robert Yaniz Jr.
Saying that Tom Hardy is one of the most sought after actors is like saying grass is green. We know. This is not new information. It's not a complete news month is Hardy hasn't been mentioned for some role. Don't get me wrong, I am all about this. I just want to see him in more flicks like Bronson than This Means War. Give the man a challenge! That's when he performs best even though he makes it seem effortless. Along with a possible biopic starring as Elton John, Hardy has booked the lead »
- Niki Stephens
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