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When Bette Davis coined the phrase “Old age is no place for sissies,” she may as well have been describing the plot of “The Expendables 3.” Written by and starring Sylvester Stallone, the ensemble film features a cast of mature action vets who aren’t about to trade in their bullets for bifocals just yet. As the third entry in the popular franchise explodes into theaters on August 15, here’s a look at 12 films starring some of the toughest seniors in cinema.
Continuing his late-career reinvention as a post-middle aged action hero, Liam Neeson plays a federal air marshal who receives a series of threatening texts during a transatlantic flight. Trapping the 62-year old star in a confined location proved a wise decision as the modestly-budgeted thriller opened at No. 1 in the U.S. and earned over $200 million worldwide.
Arriving on September 26, this feature adaptation of the »
- Matthew Chernov
Divergent is the action-packed adventure starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James and British icon Kate Winslet based on the No.1 Bestseller from Veronica Roth. Directed by Neil Burger the film is the first of what is sure to be one of the slickest and most exciting movie adventures of it’s generation.
To support the release of Divergent out on DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-Ray Steelbook and for download this week, we have a Blu-Ray copy to give away! Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter…
In a futuristic Chicago, society is divided into five factions based on personality type, created to bring everlasting peace: Abgenation (Selfless) Amity (Peaceful) Candor (Honest) Dauntless (Brave) Erudite (Intelligent)
On a given day each year, all sixteen year olds must take a test and choose where they belong. For Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) the choice is not an easy one. In a divided existence where everyone must conform, »
- Gary Collinson
The calls have been heard loud and clear, both on stage and off at the Oscars or in the annals of the web and at the box office: the world demands more movies with women, about women, by women and for women.
Every week a movie seems to be failing the Bechdel test, and every week a separate movie ends up walking away with the lion’s share at the box office. From hits like Maleficent, The Fault in Our Stars and Lucy to monster franchises like The Hunger Games, the old notion that teenage boys are the ones driving the demand at the movies is rapidly eroding. The Hollywood Reporter pointed out that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy opened to a 44 percent female audience on the film’s opening weekend, the highest share for any Marvel movie to date.
And although they’ve taken their sweet time, Hollywood »
- Brian Welk
It was rumoured about a month ago that the thought-to-be-titled Terminator: Genesis was going to be renamed to simply Terminator. But now that filming has finished and the movie enters post-production, we can confirm the movie is actually titled Terminator: Genisys.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, who reprises his role as the T-800 for this movie, sent out an image on his Instagram account to let the world knew that filming was done. He wrote:
“Hasta la vista, baby. I want to thank the cast and crew of @TerminatorGenisys for a fantastic shoot. It was challenging, it was fun, and it was rewarding. From our director to the producers, from the camera team to catering, from visual effects to hair and makeup – we couldn’t have done it without you. I can’t wait to see our finished project and I know we’ll remind the fans why they fell in love with the Terminator. »
- Luke Owen
The Expendables 3 team includes your favorite action heroes – Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, and Terry Crews …and a new generation of badasses – Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas, Kelsey Grammar, Harrison Ford, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz, and Glen Powell.
In The Expendables 3, Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables — but Barney has other plans. »
- Movie Geeks
If it hasn’t been made aware to you yet, you can illegally download The Expendables 3. Like, the whole movie and in perfect DVD quality. Now this isn’t something we are advocating you do – it is illegal after all – but the fact is that the movie is out there, and has been out there three weeks prior to its release. Needless to say, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Lionsgate is prepared to sue over the leak.
Just how did the movie leak? Apparently, screener copies of the film were given to 10 people. One of these people, for whatever reason, decided to upload the file to the Internet. These aforementioned 10 individuals are being targeted in retaliation. It is such a weird situation too; why would someone involved with the film want to sabotage its potential box office revenue? And let’s be realistic, considering that The Expendables »
- Robert Kojder
Comic-Con came and went, and one of the less buzzy films highlighted there was 20th Century Fox’s upcoming Hitman: Agent 47, which finds Rupert Friend, of Showtime’s Homeland, stepping into the title role of a nameless assassin. The trailer screened in San Diego hasn’t yet found its way online, though we did see two action-packed images featuring Friend and co-star Hannah Ware (Shame) hit the web a few days back.
Now, as we wait for the trailer release, some more shots from Hitman: Agent 47 have arrived, revealing the appearance of Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Into Darkness), who plays the bad guy of the film. We don’t know too much about the plot of this video game adaptation, though it’s a safe bet that Agent 47 and Quinto’s baddie trade blows and bullets over Ware’s mysterious Katia van Dees.
- Isaac Feldberg
“I was born in 1974 so I was able to be influenced by the birth of the blockbuster, and then the birth of renting movies,” states Shane Weisfeld who watched the classics of the 1970s on VHS tapes. “I first saw The Exorcist  when I was in Grade 10 and that had a strong, lasting impression on me, and to this day remains my favourite film. In my last year of high school I did a project on The Karate Kid , where I first learned about the script-to-screen process and the collaboration involved in making a film. The screenwriter of The Karate Kid [Robert Mark Kamen] went on to write films like Lethal Weapon 3 , The Transporter , Taken  and Colombiana ; he is a great writer, and longevity is a precious thing in this crazy business, as »
- Trevor Hogg
20th Century Fox has released four new pictures from the upcoming video game adaptation Hitman: Agent 47, set for release next February 27, 2015. The film finds Rupert Friend in the title role as a genetically-engineered assassin created from the recombinant DNA of five of the world's most dangerous criminals. The new pics also feature co-stars Zachary Quinto and Hannah Ware, not pictured, however are Thomas Kretschmann and Ciaran Hinds. Aleksander Bach is making his feature directorial debut with the film and I'm a little wary considering the screenplay comes from A Good Day To Die Hard duo Skip Woods and Mike Finch. We'll see how this one turns out in the early 2015 dumping grounds. Check out three more pics below and the two earlier pics that were released right here. I expect we'll have a trailer soon enough. »
- Brad Brevet
Agent 47 is a reboot of Hitman (which starred Justified’s Timothy Olyphant as the lead character and grossed over $100 million worldwide back in 2007). The movie is based on the hit video game franchise from Square Enix, and this take on the bald assassin was shot in a number of locations. It stars Rupert Friend (Homeland) in the title role and this movie will see him take on his first role in a big budget blockbuster. Of course, he’s no stranger to action thanks to his role in the Showtime drama and should have little trouble convincingly portraying the tough as nails anti-hero who’s best known for his ruthless killing methods and the barcode tattoo on the back of his head. Commercials director Aleksander Bach will still make his feature helming debut with the project from a screenplay written by A Good Day To Die Hard’s Skip Woods »
The BBFC has released a video explaining how the 12A system works. But does it make sense, and how effective is it?
In mid-July, it emerged that the Tom Cruise action movie Jack Reacher had received a number of complaints for the intensity of its violence. Jack Reacher, you may recall, was released in a slightly cut form with a 12A certificate last year, and remained an intense and quite violent adaptation of Lee Child’s source thriller novel.
Complaints about the film emerged in the BBFC’s annual report, which stated that a total of 26 people had picked fault with the Board’s rating. “Despite a number of reductions made to scenes of violence to achieve a 12A certificate,” the BBFC said, “those who contacted us considered the film too violent, dark and sadistic for 12-year-olds, and inappropriately presented the hero as a vigilante figure.”
Criticisms over Jack Reacher »
Some sequels are doomed to live in the shadow of the hits that triggered them. Here are a few examples...
Following up a successful movie with a sequel is a tough proposition for any writer or director, and it's often the case that such follow-ups fail to recreate the magic of their predecessors. But sometimes, sequels can offer a different yet entertaining experience of their own, and it's even possible that, if they didn't happen to share the same name as an earlier hit film, they might even have been better received.
This article's dedicated to a few of these kinds of films. They offer lots of excitement, comedy, jolts of terror and a smattering of great performances, and might have fared better with audiences and critics had they not been sequels. At the very least, they attempted to do something a little different than the films they followed. While other examples undeniably remain, »
Agent 47 is a reboot of Hitman (which starred Justified’s Timothy Olyphant as the lead character and grossed over $100 million worldwide back in 2007). The movie is based on the hit video game franchise from Square Enix, and this take on the bald assassin was shot in a number of locations including Berlin and Singapore.
Friend’s other big screen credits include Pride and Prejudice and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, so this will see him take on his first role in a big budget blockbuster. Of course, he’s no stranger to action thanks to his role in the Showtime drama and should have little trouble convincingly portraying the tough as nails anti-hero who »
- Josh Wilding
To give the impending Smackdown some context we're looking at the year 1973. Here's Glenn on tickets sold...
1973 was like the end of a box-office era. While year-end charts weren’t suffocated with superheroes, CGI natural disasters, and dystopian visions of futuristic societies for a little while yet, but 1973 was as far as I can tell the last year to not have a single now-traditional effects-driven film in the top ten hits of the year. Just one year later in 1974 the end-of-year charts would include the one-two punch The Towering Inferno and Earthquake (plus Airport '75), and 1975 essentially ushered in the modern era of the blockbuster with Jaws and since then it's been a steady increase.
Here is what the top ten films of 1973 looked like.
01 The Sting $156m
02 The Exorcist $128m
03 American Graffiti $96.3m
04 Papillon $53.3
05 The Way We Were $45m
06 Magnum Force $39.7
07 Last Tango In Paris $36.1
08 Live And Let Die »
- Glenn Dunks
The first official stills from Agent 47 have been released courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox. The film adaptation of the Square Enix video game series is a reboot of the Timothy Olyphant starring 2007 film Hitman. Agent 47 is being helmed by first-time director Aleksander Bach from a script by Kyle Ward (Machete Kills), Skip Woods (Sabotage, A Good Day To Die Hard), and Michael Finch (Predators). I caught Hitman on TV and thought it was a loud insufferable mess with some of the worst »
- Graham McMorrow
Brace yourselves: the big-screen adaptation of Fifty Shades Of Grey has a first trailer. You can see it for yourself within...
Nb. The trailer below isn't at all explicit, but bear in mind that it might be a tad Nsfw for the more prudish bosses out there.
Lots of people bought the book, so here comes the movie. Courtesy of Universal, El James' hit novel Fifty Shades Of Grey is now set for the big screen, starring Jamie Dornan as the unfeasibly wealthy, remarkably kinky Christian Grey, and Dakota Johnson as the wallflower Anastasia Steele, whom Chris soon whips into shape.
Sam Taylor-Johnson, who directed the superb Nowhere Boy, is at the helm, which should mean we're in for a solidly-directed adaptation. The first trailer, which you can find below these words, certainly has a slick, luxurious look to it, like a Cadbury's Flake advert but with added spanking. »
Thor and Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor’s hotly-anticipated reboot of the Terminator franchise has gained another cast member. According to Deadline, Big Love and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters alum Douglas Smith has just landed an as-yet-unidentified role.
With the film currently shooting in New Orleans, it’s likely that it won’t be a huge part, though I could easily see him playing a young John Connor. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see until the film opens on July 1, 2015 to find out.
Written by Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry), this film is a quasi-reboot/sequel/relaunch of the beloved Terminator property, and is meant to spark a new trilogy. Arnold Schwarzenegger is reprising his role as the titular killing machine, and will be joined by new cast members. Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke plays Sarah Connor, Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard »
- James Garcia
After graduating from the HBO series Big Love with roles in Ya adaptation Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and horror comedy Stage Fright, Douglas Smith is continuing to rise in Hollywood with news that he’s landed a supporting role in Paramount’s hotly anticipated franchise reboot Terminator: Genesis.
No information yet on who Smith is playing, but the film is currently rolling cameras in New Orleans, so I can’t imagine it’s an especially important part. Regardless, Smith is a talented young actor, and it’s exciting to see his star rise with a role in a tentpole as surely lucrative as Terminator: Genesis.
The movie, directed by Game of Thrones and Thor: The Dark World helmer Alan Taylor, is currently shooting. The script was written by Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) with an eye to igniting a new trilogy of Terminator movies for Paramount, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Paul Apted, who worked as a sound editor on a string of films including “The Fault in Our Stars,” has died from complications of colon cancer, a close family friend confirmed to TheWrap. Born on Feb. 9, 1967, in Manchester, England, Apted was the son of director Michael Apted. Also read: Louis Zamperini, Inspiration for the Film ‘Unbroken,’ Dead at 97 The sound editor's recent film credits included “Prisoners” (2013), ”A Good Day to Die Hard” (2013) and “The Wolverine” (2013), according to his IMDb page. He also worked with his father on “Nell” (1994) and “The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader” (2010). Paul Apted. »
- Anita Bennett
Besides Micheal Apted, Paul Apted’s survivors include his wife Gemma; children Thomas and Rose; mother Jo; and siblings Jim, John and Lily.
A memorial has been scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on July 13 at Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills. A funeral service will also be held at a later date in the U.K.
- Dave McNary
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