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Navy SEALs operating in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
(L to R) Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Matthew G. Axelson, of Cupertino, California; Senior Chief Information Systems Technician Daniel R. Healy, of Exeter, New Hampshire; Quartermaster 2nd Class James Suh, of Deerfield Beach, Florida; Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Marcus Luttrell; Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Eric S. Patton, of Boulder City, Nevada; and Lt. Michael P. Murphy, of Patchogue, New York pose in Afghanistan.
With the exception of Luttrell, all were killed June 28, 2005, by enemy forces while supporting Operation Red Wings.
“No matter how many times I get up and tell this story,
or how many people read the book,
it’s nothing compared to how many people will watch this film.
So my job is done. Mission complete.”
I like war films – always have.
Having seen Lone Survivor in November, »
- Michelle McCue
To celebrate the release of superhero action blockbuster Kick-ass 2 on Blu-ray™ and DVD on the 9th December, one lucky winner will get their hands on an exclusive collector’s edition oversized bean bag featuring original artwork from John Romita Jr., courtesy of Made.com, along with a copy of the Blu-ray!
The most eagerly-awaited explosive sequel Kick-ass 2 sees the return of Kick-Ass and Hit Girl for more action-packed encounters and fearless crusading. Having inspired a new wave of self-made masked crusaders with his insane bravery, Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson; Kick-ass, Savages) joins forces with his fellow vigilantes in Justice Forever, the patrol league led by Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey; Ace Venture: Pet Detective, The Truman Show). Meanwhile, Hit Girl Aka Mindy (Chloë Grace Moretz; Kick-ass, Carrie) is struggling to navigate the terrifying world of High School as she attempts to live as a normal teenage girl. But when Red Mist, »
- Phil Wheat
To celebrate the release of superhero action blockbuster Kick-ass 2 on Blu-ray™ and DVD on the 9th December, three lucky winners will get their hands on an exclusive collector’s edition oversized bean bag featuring original artwork from John Romita Jr., courtesy of Made.com, along with a copy of the Blu-ray!
The most eagerly-awaited explosive sequel Kick-Ass 2 sees the return of Kick-Ass and Hit Girl for more action-packed encounters and fearless crusading. Having inspired a new wave of self-made masked crusaders with his insane bravery, Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson; Kick-ass, Savages) joins forces with his fellow vigilantes in Justice Forever, the patrol league led by Colonel Stars and
Stripes (Jim Carrey; Ace Venture: Pet Detective, The Truman Show). Meanwhile, Hit Girl Aka Mindy (Chloë Grace Moretz; Kick-ass, Carrie) is struggling to navigate the terrifying world of High School as she attempts to live as a normal teenage girl. But when Red Mist, »
Over the summer, word surfaced that Marvel was courting Aaron Taylor-Johnson and then Elizabeth Olsen to join their Cinematic Universe. Joss Whedon’s hugely anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron was in need of a Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, and they were the two in contention for the parts.
For months, it’s been expected that they had joined the project, and all that was left was the crossing and dotting of ts and is. Now it looks like we weren’t wrong, with the studio officially confirming the two for the sibling roles.
It won’t be the first time that Taylor-Johnson and Olsen will be starring alongside each other, with both appearing in Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, due out in May 2014. (Another reason to look forward to Edwards’ similarly anticipated blockbuster, as if we needed one.)
James Spader was the first new cast member for the sequel to be officially »
- Kenji Lloyd
Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen have officially joined the Avengers family as the brother-sister duo of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron the highly-anticipated sequel to 2012's smash-hit Marvel's The Avengers! Avengers: Age of Ultron arrives in theaters May 1, 2015.
Taylor-Johnson broke out with his roles as Dave Lizewski in the Kick-Ass franchise and with his portrayal of a young John Lennon in Nowhere Boy, for which he won an Empire Award for Best Newcomer. Since then, Taylor-Johnson has starred in 2012's critically-acclaimed Anna Karenina and director Oliver Stone's Savages.
Since making her big screen debut in 2011 with Silent House and Martha Marcy May Marlene, for which the actress garnered a number of awards and nominations, Olsen has gone on to star alongside the likes of Robert De Niro and Sigourney Weaver in Red Lights, Josh Brolin and Samuel L. Jackson in director Spike Lee's Oldboy. »
While we’ve reported and expected this news for what seems like an age, Marvel Studios have finally released a press statement confirming Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson – soon to be seen as husband and wife in Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla reboot – will don the spandex as the sibling duo of Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver in Joss Whedon’s much-anticatped action ensemble sequel Avengers: Age Of Ulton.
As stated, it certainly doesn’t come as a surprise but here is the official word from the studio:
Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen have officially joined the Avengers family as the brother-sister duo of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the highly-anticipated sequel to 2012′s smash-hit “Marvel’s The Avengers”! “Avengers: Age of Ultron” arrives in theaters May 1, 2015.
- Craig Hunter
To mark the release of The Heat on DVD and Blu-ray 25th November, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.
The heat is on when uptight and ambitious FBI Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side, Miss Congeniality) is sent to Boston to uncover the identity of an elusive drug lord, Mr. Larkin. Struggling to maintain the respect of her colleagues, Ashburn also finds herself pitted against foul-mouthed, anti-social Boston cop Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy – Identity Thief, Bridesmaids). With more balls then most men and a Subway in each pocket Mullins is determined to stay on the case at any cost even if it means working with ‘tattle tits’ Ashburn. In the most hysterical buddy movie of the year it really is a case of good cop / mad cop.
As well as the inspired pairing of comedy stalwart Bullock and break-out comedian McCarthy, The Heat also »
In case you missed it, Lone Survivor star Mark Wahlberg has had some strong words to say about actors who talked about military training for a role, and now Marcus Luttrell, the former Navy Seal who Lone Survivor is based on and who Wahlberg plays in the film, has addressed Mark's rant...
“Something else had happened before we got up on stage,” explains Luttrell, though he didn’t specify what that was. “That’s what he was pissed about or whatever.”
Luttrell says he tried to step in, “I leaned forward and I was like, ‘It’s cool, dude. We got this, man.” He then went on to talk about how fast news travels on the internet: "We woke up the next morning and it was huge. That's the funny thing about the internet. The internet is a living organism now. You couldn't kill it if you tried, I don't think. »
- Gary Collinson
In the current era of The Avengers and Batman Vs. Superman, it’s impossible to be a fan of the comic-book genre and not have a well-considered argument to the question, “Who’s the Most Powerful Superhero?” Superman, of course, is the most obvious answer in any superpower battle-royale debate, but there are strong and more interesting claims to be made for the others, too. (Except Hawkeye. Sorry, guy.)
In Hollywood offices, there are similar conversations going on all the time about their own legion of superheroes, those famous actors and actresses who can open a movie in New York, »
- Jeff Labrecque
"I don’t give a s*** if you get your a** busted. You get to go home at the end of the day. You get to go to your hotel room. You get to order f****ng chicken. Or your steak. Whatever the f*** it is. For actors to sit there and talk about 'oh I went to Seal training? I don't give a f**k what you did... You don’t do what these guys did. For somebody to sit there and say 'my job was as difficult as being in the military.' How f**king dare you, while you sit in a makeup chair for 2 hours."
I agree with his sentiment that it's not the same thing and actors »
- Gary Collinson
The highlight of the 22nd Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (Sliff), held Nov. 14- 24, (aside from the Ray Harryhausen Tribute November 15th) is an appearance by famed writer/director Oliver Stone. A three-time Academy Award® winner, Stone has written and directed more than 20 feature films, among them some of the most influential and iconic films of the last decades. Stone will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at the Tivoli Theatre, 6350 Delmar Blvd. Directors who have previously been honored with a Sliff Lifetime Achievement Award include Paul Schrader, John Sayles, Michael Apted, and Joe Dante.
Held on the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the program will feature a screening of the director’s cut of Stone’s “JFK.” The evening will begin with a clip reel surveying Stone’s career, the presentation of the award, and a conversation between Stone and St. »
- Tom Stockman
Early on in “Thor: The Dark World,” the latest slab of briskly amusing, elaborately inconsequential 3D entertainment from the Disney/Marvel comicbook factory, an evil Dark Elf announces his sinister plan to “unleash the Aether.” What sounds at first like an arcane euphemism for breaking wind turns out to be just another way of stating what you probably already suspected: The megalomaniac of the month is about to activate the latest all-powerful weapon capable of triggering mass annihilation, necessitating yet another intervention by a popular superhero and his ragtag band of sidekicks. Still, as helmed by Alan Taylor, this robust, impersonal visual-effects showpiece proves buoyant and unpretentious enough to offset its stew of otherwise derivative fantasy/action elements.
— Justin Chang
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The Wind Rises
Distributor: Touchstone Pictures
One man’s dream of flight and an entire nation’s dream of technological »
- Variety Staff
Since being selected by Sean Penn to play wanderlust Christopher McCandless in his 2007 film Into The Wild, Emile Hirsch has sustained a streak of provocative work that's the envy of young Hollywood. Though overlooked for his understated but strong turns in movies like Milk and Savages, his performances are so subtle and authentic that there's always room for his costar's shiner characters (like Matthew McConaughey's Joe Cooper in Killer Joe). The same could be said of his latest work, The Motel Life (out in limited release on November 8th), where he plays Frank Lee, »
The decision of some Swedish cinemas to vet what they show using the test should be applauded with caution – its creator had satire in mind, and its enforcers may yet be motivated by money
With its excellent health care, superb state-sponsored child-minding provision, and greener-than-Kermit environmental policies, Sweden is practically a metonym for social progressiveness; the canary in the coalmine for putting politically correct policies into practice. It therefore comes as no surprise that cinemas in Stockholm are the first in the world to make gender representation a factor in an unofficial ratings system, pledging to give an A rating to films that pass the Bechdel test. So should feminists and other folk of a liberal minded persuasion round the world be throwing their copies of The Second Sex in the air with joy, and blessing the Swedes' hand-knitted socks?
The Bechdel test was invented in the mid-1980s when »
- Leslie Felperin
We've got a pair of images from the following films: Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) poses alongside Elton John in promotion of the upcoming biopic on the legendary musician, Rocketman. John will re-record some of his hits in order to parallel the film's emotional beats. Production looks to begin next fall. Salma Hayek (Savages) in a first-look image for Joe Lynch's action thriller Everly, which just wrapped principal photography in Belgrade, Serbia. Hit the jump to check out the images. Here's a look at Hardy and John for Rocketman, written by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) and directed by Michael Gracey: Here's the synopsis for Everly, along with the first look of Hayek in character: Everly co-stars Togo Igawa (Last Samurai; Memoirs Of A Geisha), Masashi Fujimoto (Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance) and Hiroyuki Watanabe. The Black List script by Yale Hannon is an intense action thriller centered on »
- Dave Trumbore
Blake Lively ranks high among the successful style chameleons. One minute she's in a full length couture down and the next she's rocking ripped overalls. Case in point: these two looks worn just a day apart. On the left, we have the blonde bombshell in a wild, Balmain mini and on the right she looks like she's headed to a country cabin in her favorite chunky knit sweater. The question is, which Blake is best? There's something about the ruffle on that metallic print skirt that reminds us of our Sweet 16 getup. Mom wouldn't let us wear something sexy and off-the-shoulder but the pastel print and little girl bottom are almost identical. We love that the Savages star is going for a vintage flair, but »
Update 10/30: It seems we've been hearing about this all summer, but The Wrap confirms that the deal is signed, sealed and delivered for Aaron Taylor-Johnson to play Quicksilver in "Avengers: Age Of Ultron."Original story 06/08: Well, that was fast. Despite Marvel Chief Kevin Feige cautioning that "The Avengers 2" was some ways away, Joss Whedon had just started screenplay, and therefore the new characters of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch could potentially not land in the final version of the script, casting is underway. And a frontrunner for the role of the speedster Quicksilver has already been found. The Wrap reports that "Kick-Ass" and "Savages" star Aaron Taylor-Johnson is the main actor Marvel is eyeing for the role. No decision has been made yet and no other actors in the running have been revealed. Fans will note that Quicksilver, a superfast character who has been both friend and »
- Edward Davis
After months of speculation, reports have Aaron Taylor-Johnson finally sealing the deal to play Quicksilver in Joss Whedon's The Avengers: Age Of Ultron. The British actor best known as the star of Kick-ass and Oliver Stone's Savages has been the top contender for the Marvel character being introduced in the sequel. Elizabeth Olsen, Taylor-Johnson's Godzilla costar, is still the leading candidate to play Quicksilver's sister, Scarlet Witch. The Wrap reported on the deal between Marvel and »
- Alex Maidy
The actor rumored for the role since July , The Wrap is reporting that Kick-Ass and Savages star Aaron Taylor-Johnson is officially set to play Pietro "Quicksilver" Maximoff in Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age of Ultron . Taylor-Johnson's portrayal of the speedy mutant will be the second take on the character to hit the big screen. Evan Peters is set to play the same role in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past . "We both have them," Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige told SuperHeroHype of the shared studio rights to the character last summer. "There's a specific arrangement with those two characters that would allow us to use them with 'Avengers,' but not discuss or reference their mutant or Magneto-related lineage. They can use them as »
Universal has released the first behind the scenes featurette for Peter Berg's Lone Survivor. The film stars Mark Wahlberg (Pain and Gain), Ben Foster (Ain't Them Bodies Saints), Emile Hirsch (Savages) and Taylor Kitsch (John Carter) as four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated mission to tackle and neutralise a high-level Taliban operative. The big-twist is that only one survives - as in Lone Survivor.
Berg's previous features have been bitterly disappointing and Battleship was a disaster from the first to the last minute. Lone Survivor on the other hand looks like a gripping and possibly moving thriller with a Black Hawk Down edge.
- Gary Collinson
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