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Wrapping production over the summer, we’ve been waiting for the first official look at Washington, and now it’s landed online.
Based on the 1980s TV series of the same name, the film sees Washington take on the role first played by Edward Woodward, starring as an ex-covert operative who offers his services in order to atone for his past sins.
Fuqua is directing from a script penned by Richard Wenk (The Mechanic, The Expendables 2), with Washington himself producing alongside Todd Black and Jason Blumenthal (Seven Pounds, The Pursuit of Happyness).
The film has been in development for years, »
- Kenji Lloyd
To celebrate the UK theatrical release of Gary Fleder's upcoming action-thriller Homefront (2013) next Friday (6 December), we have a Jason Statham six-dvd bundle to give away to fans of the British bruiser. Included in this bundle are copies of The Expendables, The Expendables 2, Chaos, Revolver, Blitz and Crank 2. Based on the Chuck Logan novel of the same name, Fleder's Homefront sees Statham play Phil Broker, a former DEA agent who retreats with his family to a quiet town in order to escape his past. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
- CineVue UK
I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving, dear readers, and I hope a lot of you got out to see Frozen over the holiday weekend. December is finally here, and it’s time for us all to start preparing for our preferred winter holidays. In the meantime, this week’s slightly belated Trailer Trashin’ column takes a look at Enemies Closer, one of next January’s more low-profile releases.
Premise: Henry (Tom Everett Scott), a forest ranger and ex-Navy Seal, has his quiet life disrupted by the arrival of Clay (Orlando Jones), a former comrade with a vendetta against him. But before Clay can attempt to get revenge, the two men are caught by a ruthless drug cartel led by a man named Xander (Jean-Claude Van Damme). The cartel forces the two men to help retrieve a major shipment of heroin which went missing deep in a forest on the Us-Canadian border. »
- Timothy Monforton
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 28, 2014
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $40.99, Blu-ray 3D Combo $45.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
There’s more fun with food in the PG animated movie Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2.
This time around, Lockwood discovers that he didn’t actually destroy his machine in the original film. Instead, his invention is now creating animal-food hybrids, “foodimals!” Lockwood and his friends have to embark on a new adventure to save the world again, but this time from hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheesepiders and other foodimals.
The $115 million-grossing sequel got high praise from critics, 71% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes. As Entertainment Weekly‘s Keith Staskiewicz wrote: “The animation is inventive and elastic, the dialogue zippy and shamelessly punny, and the tone lighthearted and fun, »
With his recent Epic Split video for Volvo becoming an instant viral sensation action star Jean-Claude Van Damme has reminded everyone that he’s still as badass as he’s ever been.
Since his humble beginnings as ‘Gay Karate Man’ in Monaco Forever to his scene stealing turn in The Expendables 2 he’s compiled a pretty long list of similarly epic moments in both Film and TV, such as fighting evil versions of himself, playing ice hockey to prevent a bomb going off and trying to make both Coors Light and a mullet seem cool. No mean feat.
Here we’ve complied 8 of the best, most epic moments in a career that’s featured many, starting with a lesson in dancing, Van Damme style.
8. Van Damme… Does A Sexy Drunken Dance / Fight (Kickboxer)
- Padraig Cotter
‘Catching Fire’ box office: To surpass Iron Man 3 in North America? (photo: Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) Thanksgiving was celebrated this past week in the United States. Although the American economy remains in a seemingly never-ending rut, Lionsgate has much to be thankful for, financially speaking: on the weekend of November 29-December 1, 2013, Francis Lawrence’s $110-130 million-budgeted The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, added another $74.5 million from 4,163 North American locations according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. Even if Lionsgate’s estimates are (once again) off by a couple of percentage points, that’s a remarkable hold for a sequel. In fact, Catching Fire was down only 53% compared to its first weekend, which included $25+ million from Thursday night and Friday midnight screenings. And let’s not forget that the Hunger Games sequel blew off »
- Zac Gille
Santa Monica, CA November 12, 2013 – Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate® (NYSE: Lgf) company, has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Millennium Films’ action-adventure Hercules: The Legend Begins starring Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga, the upcoming The Expendables 3) and directed by Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger). Summit will release the film in 3D and 2D nationwide on February 7, 2014. The deal was announced today by Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger, and Avi Lerner, Chairman of Millennium Films.
Lutz stars as Hercules, the mythical Greek hero, demigod and son of Zeus. Betrayed by his King and sold into slavery, Hercules must use his formidable strength to fight for his freedom and return to his true love, Hebe, the Princess of Crete (played by Gaia Weiss).
- Robert Greenberger
It's a little weird seeing Oscar nominee James Franco play a local Louisiana druglord named Gator in the latest Jason Statham movie, "Homefront" (though admittedly not much weirder than watching him play a grill-wearing Florida gangster named Alien in last year's "Spring Breakers"). Nothing against Franco, but High Times' 2008 "Stoner of the Year" isn't exactly the most intimidating foe for a walking action movie like Statham.
Still, a little weird can be a good thing, and thanks to Franco's gonzo villain, "Homefront" ends up being a lot more entertaining than Statham's last few solo projects. From a screenplay originally written by (and for) Sylvester Stallone, the movie stars Statham as Phil Broker, a former DEA agent who moves to rural Louisiana with his young daughter after the death of his wife, and unwittingly starts a blood feud with Franco's Gator Bodine, Raysville, Louisiana's very own meth kingpin.
And while Jason Statham vs. »
- Rick Mele
Before Dwayne Johnson takes on the role of Hercules for The Thracian Wars, Twilight star Kellan Lutz is set to don the sandals as the son of Zeus for Hercules: The Legend Begins. Ahead of its January release in North America, Millennium Films and Summit Entertainment have dropped a new trailer for the $70 million mythological actioner, which sees director Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger) returning from the wilderness. Check it out after the official synopsis...
"In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, »
- Gary Collinson
Whether you love him or hate him, it’s easy to agree that Arnold Schwarzenegger has lived one of the more interesting American tales. Most would allow being governor of California to be the final chapter of their professional lives, but Schwarzenegger is relentless. Though already conquering cinema in the 80s and 90s, the man is attempting to have a sort of comeback as a leading man at the prime age of 66. So far, the plan hasn’t panned out too well.
Since leaving office, Schwarzenegger has had a supporting role in The Expendables 2, a lead role in The Last Stand (his worst financial flop of a film ever) and he shared the screen with Stallone for a third time in Escape Plan (successful internationally, but not too strong in the country Arnold calls home). All these films have been met with mixed critical reaction, especially when it comes to Schwarzenegger’s acting chops, »
- Zachary Leeman
Summit Entertainment has debuted a new trailer for the upcoming Hercules: The Legend Begins . Check it out in the player below! Directed by Renny Harlin, the film stars Kellan Lutz as Hercules, the mythical Greek hero, demigod and son of Zeus. Betrayed by his King and sold into slavery, Hercules must use his formidable strength to fight for his freedom and return to his true love, Hebe, the Princess of Crete (played by Gaia Weiss). The supporting cast includes Scott Adkins ( The Expendables 2 ), Liam McIntyre ("Spartacus"), Liam Garrigan ("Strike Back"), Johnathon Schaech ("Ray Donovan," "The Client List"), Roxanne McKee ("Game Of Thrones") and Rade Serbedzija ("Red Widow"). The screenplay is by Daniel Gliat. The »
Mister Jean Claude Van Damme has returned to the big time over the last few years, and most recently in the last few weeks thanks to that impressive Volvo advert. His dramatic turn in the fantastic Jcvd, where he played himself, and high profile villain role in The Expendables 2, have also added to his credibility as a charismatic star. Personally I’ve always loved the guy, even when hamming his way through Street Fighter.
Now it looks as though he is trying his hand at comedy as a wild life survival expert taking a team of corporate office folk to a secluded island. Van Damme seems to be playing up his hard-man persona, while surrounded by a number of comedic talents. There’s certainly plenty of chances for hilarity, some of which have made their way into this entertaining trailer. However, it may need a change of title over in the UK, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
‘Catching Fire’ weekend box office: Record breaker with qualifiers — though a huge success all the same (photo: Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) For the weekend of November 22-24, 2013, Lionsgate overestimated the domestic box office take of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by nearly 2%. Doesn’t sound like much? What about $3 million? That figure can make a hell of a difference when we’re talking box office records. In fact, it can be the difference between a movie breaking and not breaking a box office record. All day Sunday heralded as the biggest 2D opening ever in the United States and Canada, the Francis Lawrence-directed Catching Fire actually opened below two movies: Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and The Dark Knight (2008). And when inflation is taken into account, as it always should, the The Hunger Games sequel falls behind a couple of other titles as well. »
- Zac Gille
Action icon Jean-Claude Van Damme steps into the comedy genre with his latest movie Welcome to the Jungle. Cinedigm has released the first trailer, which follows a former Marine (Jean-Claude Van Damme) who leads a corporate retreat gone awry, with this group of office workers stranded on a remote island. Take a look at the latest footage from director Rob Meltzer's comedy, arriving in theaters and on VOD formats February 7, then read the official press release for more details.
Take a hilarious journey into the heart of madness when Welcome to the Jungle arrives in theaters and via VOD February 7.
Featuring an exceptional cast of comedic talent including legendary action hero Jean-Claude Van Damme (The Expendables 2), Adam Brody (Burning Love, The O.C.), Megan Boone (The Blacklist), Kristen Schaal (30 Rock, Bob's Burgers), Rob Huebel (The Descendants, Childrens' Hospital), and Dennis Haysbert (24, The Unit, Major League), the laugh-out-loud comedy follows »
Take a hilarious journey into the heart of madness when Welcome To The Jungle arrives in theaters and via VOD February 7. Check out the trailer below.
Featuring an exceptional cast of comedic talent including legendary action hero Jean-Claude Van Damme (The Expendables 2), Adam Brody (“Burning Love,” “The O.C.”), Megan Boone (“The Blacklist”), Kristen Schaal (“30 Rock,” “Bob’s Burgers”), Rob Huebel (The Descendants, “Children’s Hospital”), and Dennis Haysbert (“24,” “The Unit,” Major League), the laugh-out-loud comedy follows a group of unsuspecting office workers who find themselves stranded on a desert island when a corporate retreat led by unhinged former Marine Storm Rothchild (Van Damme) goes horribly wrong.
Now Chris (Brody) and his co-workers must battle nature — and each other — to survive!
The Salt Company presents, »
- Michelle McCue
‘Catching Fire’ weekend box office: ‘The Hunger Games’ sequel poised for biggest domestic November debut ever? (photo: Jennifer Lawrence and Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) On Friday, November 22, 2013, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (slightly) surpassed the higher end of early North American box office predictions, pulling in an estimated $70.5 million (including $25.25 million from Thursday evening shows) from 4,163 sites as per Box Office Mojo. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson, the Francis Lawrence-directed The Hunger Games sequel seems poised to shatter the current November opening-weekend record held by The Twilight Saga: New Moon. But then again, comparisons between the two movies may not be exactly fair; more on that below. Last week, some box office pundits (and, reportedly, Lionsgate Pictures as well) were expecting Catching Fire to open somewhere near Shane Black and Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man 3‘s $174.14 million »
- Zac Gille
Jennifer Lawrence ‘Catching Fire’ weekend box office: Surpassing ‘Twilight: New Moon’ for biggest domestic November opening ever? (photo: Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, the Francis Lawrence-directed The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, is expected to collect anywhere between $63-$70 million (according to Nikki Finke) and $67.5 million (according to Deadline.com) at 4,163 North American locations on Friday, November 22, 2013. That figure includes an estimated $25.25 million from Thursday evening shows, as found at Box Office Mojo. (Saturday addendum: Catching Fire opened with an estimated $70.5 million. See also: “‘Catching Fire’ Weekend Box Office: Poised to Surpass ‘New Moon,’ ‘The Hunger Games’?”) Early, unofficial weekend estimates have the second installment in the Hunger Games movie franchise grossing anywhere between $140-$150 million in the U.S. and Canada by Sunday evening. Some early prognosticators had Catching Fire soaring much higher, up to Iron Man 3 heights ($174.14 million, »
- Zac Gille
‘Catching Fire’ movie box office: ‘Midnight’ shows nearly 30% ahead of ‘The Hunger Games’ (photo: Jennifer Lawrence in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) Francis Lawrence’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, starring Best Actress Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson, raked in a remarkable $25.25 million from evening shows on Thursday, November 21, 2013, in North America (playing at 4,163 locations on Friday), according to estimates found at Box Office Mojo. That’s 28 percent higher than the $19.74 million at 2,565 locations earned by its predecessor, Gary Ross’ The Hunger Games; it’s also one of the biggest domestic "midnight" debuts ever. (See more on that below. Scroll down to check out a video of Jennifer Lawrence yelling back at yelling photographers at the Catching Fire New York premiere. And see also: “‘Catching Fire’ Weekend Box Office: Poised to Surpass ‘New Moon,’ ‘The Hunger Games’?”) Now, in the paragraph above »
- Zac Gille
Arnold Schwarzenegger's comeback has been a disappointment so far. Even if there are a few decent parts to both The Last Stand and Escape Plan, as well as his brief moments in The Expendables 2, as whole vehicles for the returned action star each has been pretty underwhelming. Enough that some critics and fans have wondered if he should just quietly leave Hollywood for good. Well, let's not go that far just yet, because with the upcoming Sabotage, Arnie might finally truly be back. Formerly known as Ten, the movie's first trailer has just arrived and looks really good for its kind. Sabotage is directed by David Ayer, whose End of Watch would have been one of the best films of 2012 if not for its incongruous ending. Schwarzenegger plays the leader of a team of...
- Christopher Campbell
Since his return to acting, Arnold Schwarzenegger has spent his time either riffing on his action star image and/or winking at the audience in 1980s throwback fare like The Expendables 2 and Escape Plan, along with the genre-blending The Last Stand. However, in the upcoming thriller Sabotage (formerly, Ten), Arnold will be dropping the self-deprecating act and getting serious, by transforming himself into crusty DEA elite task force leader John ‘Breacher’ Wharton
Wharton, with his rugged squad of guns-blazing agents (and armed with an unflattering haircut), scores a major victory, by taking down a powerful Mexican drug cartel and stealing millions of dollars from the organization. However, when $10 million of the stash goes missing, Breacher and his crew immediately fall under suspicion. Even worse, someone begins to hunt down and kill each member of his task force, one by one – ...
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- Sandy Schaefer
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