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“Boss Level” Gives an Action Twist To The Time Loop Story

“Boss Level” Gives an Action Twist To The Time Loop Story
The fantasy trope of Time Loops is all the rage again. Obviously, we all know Groundhog Day, which did it perfectly. Last year brought Palm Springs, which also did it terrifically well. Just a few weeks ago, The Map of Tiny Perfect Things also found a way to make the premise charming. Now, we have Boss Level, which decides to go in a whole other direction. Instead of being a comedy or a romantic comedy, it goes as far away from rom-com as possible. Instead, we have a violent action film, with admittedly comedic undertones. The result is something that stands out, that’s for sure. The movie is a mix of action and science fiction, with a little comedy thrown in for good measure. As we learn early on, former Special Forces agent Roy Pulver (Frank Grillo) is trapped in a time loop that will constantly repeat the day of his murder.
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Focus Features Releases ‘Boogie’ From Eddie Huang; ‘My Salinger Year’ And ‘Boss Level’ Debut – Specialty Preview

Focus Features Releases ‘Boogie’ From Eddie Huang; ‘My Salinger Year’ And ‘Boss Level’ Debut – Specialty Preview
Even though it’s moving at a slower pace than many would like, the vaccine rollout is starting to gain some traction and in turn, moviegoers are going to start setting foot in theaters — safely of course. That said, the specialty box office space might be hearing some more coin drop into its piggy bank in the forthcoming months. It’s been quite a journey, but we’ll get there slowly yet surely.

Eddie Huang, who is best known for writing the best-selling Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir which was the inspiration for the popular ABC sitcom, makes his feature directorial debut with Boogie which Focus Features releases in theaters today.

The story follows Alfred Chin (Taylor Takahashi) who goes by the name “Boogie”. He is a basketball phenom living in Queens, New York and dreams of one day playing in the NBA. However, his parents have other plans for him.
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Boss Level Movie Review: Nothing But a Good Time

Boss Level Movie Review: Nothing But a Good Time
If you're not a fan of comedic action movies, then don't bother reading any further. Boss Level isn't for you.

Similarly, if you're sick of Groundhog Day-type stories in which the same day is replayed over and over, look away, my friend.

But if you enjoy any or all of the above, then Boss Level will be more fun than you've had all year.

Frank Grillo stars in this film directed by Joe Carnahan under the production company WarParty Films, which they founded. They've worked together in the past on films such as The Grey in 2011, and they have a beautifully symbiotic relationship.

According to Variety, WarParty Films pitches efficient and reasonably prices big-set action pics that have gone missing in the wake of the superhero genre of which Grillo was a part with his role as Brock Rumlow in the Avengers series.

If that's their goal, then Boss Level delivers.
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‘Boss Level’ Review: Frank Grillo Dies Another Day in a ‘Groundhog Day’ of Action Thrillers That’s Just Clever Enough

‘Boss Level’ Review: Frank Grillo Dies Another Day in a ‘Groundhog Day’ of Action Thrillers That’s Just Clever Enough
It’s not every action star who could be considered up-and-coming at 55, but it happens. Frank Grillo has been around for a while, but he didn’t start to break out until he was featured in a couple of “Purge” sequels (the first in 2014), where he played a lean-and-mean cop. While I wouldn’t necessarily call him boyish, with his thatch of glossy hair, easy grin that breaks into an equally easy grimace, and bedroom eyes, he’s like Ryan Seacrest’s macho older brother.

In “Boss Level,” he kicks ass all over the place, because he’s playing a man who keeps living the same insanely violent day over and over again. The movie, directed by the stylish genre trickster Joe Carnahan (“The A-Team”), is “Groundhog Day” redone as an action revenge movie, and by the time you’re a quarter of the way through it you’re thinking,
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Boss Level Review: Joe Carnahan’s Time Loop Movie Sets Frank Grillo on a Frenetic Adventure

Boss Level Review: Joe Carnahan’s Time Loop Movie Sets Frank Grillo on a Frenetic Adventure
Add another entry to the time loop directory with Joe Carnahan’s Boss Level arriving as this month’s installment of what feels like a regular ritual these days. It’s not socially relevant like The Obituary of Tunde Johnson, emotionally poignant like Before I Fall, genre-bending like Happy Death Day, or irreverently subversive like Palm Springs, but it is entertaining. This is especially true for fans (like me) of the director’s Smokin’ Aces since that’s the title this latest work most closely resembles whether by way of its frenetic pacing, eccentric criminals, or blunt yet quick-witted humor. With sardonic narration dripping with the frustration that comes from constantly waking up to deadly assassins ensuring death arrives before 1:00pm each day, it never tries to be something it’s not.

That narrator is Roy Pulver (Frank Grillo)—a former covert military operative who finds himself growing bored
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Movie Review – Boss Level (2021)

Movie Review – Boss Level (2021)
Boss Level, 2021. Directed by Joe Carnahan. Starring Frank Grillo, Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts, Will Sasso, Annabelle Wallis, Sheaun McKinney, Selina Lo, Michelle Yeoh, Ken Jeong and Rio Grillo. Synopsis: An ex-Delta Force officer (Frank Grillo) is trapped in a perpetual time loop, reliving the same over and over again. Boss Level starts with a bang […]

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Boss Level Trailer: Frank Grillo is stuck in a Time Loop where Assassins Kill Him Everyday in Joe Carnahan’s 2021 Movie

Boss Level Trailer: Frank Grillo is stuck in a Time Loop where Assassins Kill Him Everyday in Joe Carnahan’s 2021 Movie
Boss Level Trailer — Joe Carnahan‘s Boss Level (2021) movie trailer has been released by Hulu. The Boss Level Trailer stars Frank Grillo, Naomi Watts, Mel Gibson, Michelle Yeoh, Ken Jeong, Annabelle Wallis, Will Sasso, Mathilde Ollivier, Meadow Williams, Selina Lo, Sheaun McKinney, Rob Gronkowski, Rashad Evans, Eric [...]

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Second Trailer for 'Boss Level' Time Loop Action Film with Frank Grillo

Second Trailer for 'Boss Level' Time Loop Action Film with Frank Grillo
"No matter how hard I fight... I die. Every. Single. Day." Hulu has released their official US trailer for the action thriller Boss Level, another time loop sci-fi film borrowing the genre concept. This is the latest from action filmmaker Joe Carnahan, who hasn't made a new film since Stretch back in 2014. Frank Grillo stars in this as a retired special forces officer who is trapped in a never ending time loop on the day of his death. He must figure out how to escape the sinister program and save his own life, but of course. The excellent ensemble cast includes Annabelle Wallis, Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts, Michelle Yeoh, Will Sasso, Rob Gronkowski, Ken Jeong, Mathilde Ollivier, and Selina Lo. This is a much better trailer than the first one, and sets up the action and the stakes with much more gusto. I'm down for some fresh new Joe Carnahan
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‘Boss Level’ Trailer: Frank Grillo Is Trapped In A ‘Groundhog’s Day’ Time Loop Of Death & Destruction

‘Boss Level’ Trailer: Frank Grillo Is Trapped In A ‘Groundhog’s Day’ Time Loop Of Death & Destruction
“Groundhog’s Day” is basically its own genre now, and Hollywood will apply a time loop scenario to almost another genre to create some strange hybrid. The latest attempt to mashup time loops and [insert genre here] is director Joe Carnahan‘s “Boss Level,” which applies action mayhem to a man who has to relive his own death every single day.

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Boss Level” stars many Carnahan favorites like Frank Grillo, Mel Gibson, plus Naomi Watts, Annabelle Wallis, Ken Jeong, Will Sasso, Selina Lo, Meadow Williams, and Michelle Yeoh.

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Frank Grillo faces death day after day after day in trailer for ‘Boss Level’

Frank Grillo faces death day after day after day in trailer for ‘Boss Level’
A new trailer has dropped for Joe Carnahan’s sci-fi thriller ‘Boss Level’ featuring Frank Grillo on a death loop.

Grillo plays a former special forces agent trapped in a time loop repeating the day of his murder. He uncovers clues about a secret government project, headed by Gibson’s character, which could unlock the mystery.

Ruthless assassins are on his path determined to keep him from the truth and from saving his ex-wife (Naomi Watts).

Mel Gibson, Will Sasso, Ken Jeong, Annabelle Wallis, Selina Lo, Meadow Williams and Michelle Yeoh co-star.

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The film hits Hulu on March 5th.

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Boss Level Trailer: Frank Grillo Is Trapped in a Twisted Time Loop on Hulu

Boss Level Trailer: Frank Grillo Is Trapped in a Twisted Time Loop on Hulu
We have the first trailer for Boss Level. The new action/thriller was originally destined for a theatrical release but, instead, it will debut on Hulu in the U.S. The movie stars Frank Grillo, who reunited with his frequent collaborator, writer/director Joe Carnahan. This time around, Grillo finds himself trapped in a deadly time loop. It brings a new spin on the increasingly-popular plot device of having someone live out the same day over and over again. Other recent examples include Edge of Tomorrow, Happy Death Day and Palm Springs.

The trailer opens with Frank Grillo's character Roy walking into a diner and having way too much to drink before promptly being murdered. We come to learn that this has happened 140 some odd times, with a mysterious villain played by Mel Gibson pulling the strings. Roy is forced to relive his brutal death time and time again, with no way of stopping it.
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Time Loop Action Thriller 'Boss Level' Trailer Featuring Frank Grillo

Time Loop Action Thriller 'Boss Level' Trailer Featuring Frank Grillo
"One thing that never changes - a bunch of assholes kill me for reasons that remain a mystery." Vvs Films + Hulu have revealed the first official trailer for an action thriller titled Boss Level, another time loop sci-fi film borrowing the genre concept. This is the latest from action filmmaker Joe Carnahan, who hasn't made a new film since Stretch back in 2014. Frank Grillo stars in this as a retired special forces officer who is trapped in a never ending time loop on the day of his death. He must figure out how to escape the sinister program and save his own life, but of course. The film's excellent ensemble cast includes Annabelle Wallis, Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts, Michelle Yeoh, Will Sasso, Rob Gronkowski, Ken Jeong, Mathilde Ollivier, and Selina Lo. This looks like some vintage action movie fun, exactly what I'd expect from Carnahan. I just hope it's worth
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Frank Grillo's Boss Level Goes Straight to Streaming on Hulu

Frank Grillo's Boss Level Goes Straight to Streaming on Hulu
Hulu has cut a deal for the rights to Boss Level. The new sci-fi movie, which stars Mel Gibson and Frank Grillo, was originally destined for theaters. But like many other movies before it this year, that became unrealistic. Instead, it will have a streaming debut in 2021, bringing the latest from director Joe Carnahan to Hulu subscribers from the comfort of their homes.

According to a new report, Hulu paid somewhere in the low eight-figure range for the U.S. rights to Boss Level, though the precise price tag was not revealed. The movie is said to carry a $45 million budget. Interestingly, the deal is just for the U.S. rights. It's said that theatrical rights have been sold internationally, which means box office dollars are still on the table from overseas. But domestic moviegoers will need to be content with watching this one at home.

Boss Level centers on
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Hulu Strikes U.S. Deal For Frank Grillo Action Sci-Fi Movie ‘Boss Level’

Hulu Strikes U.S. Deal For Frank Grillo Action Sci-Fi Movie ‘Boss Level’
Exclusive: Hulu has struck an eight-figure deal for U.S. distribution rights to the Joe Carnahan-directed action sci-fi movie Boss Level starring Frank Grillo, Naomi Watts, Mel Gibson, Will Sasso, Ken Jeong, Annabelle Wallis, Michelle Yeoh and Selina Lo.

The completed film will debut as a Hulu Original in 2021 after the streamer finalized a deal in the low-eight-figure range, we understand.

Captain America and The Grey star Grillo leads cast as former special forces agent Roy Pulver, who is trapped in a time loop that constantly repeats the day of his murder. Pulver manages to uncover clues about a secret government project that could unlock the mystery behind his death but must find Colonel Ventor (Gibson), the head of the government program, while outrunning assassins determined to keep him from the truth, and save his wife (Watts).

Script comes from Carnahan, Chris Borey and Eddie Borey. Producers are WarParty Films; Emmett/Furla Films; Scott Free Entertainment (Ridley Scott); and The Fyzz Facility Pictures. CAA Media Finance brokered the deal with Hulu on behalf of the filmmakers.

It has been an interesting journey so far for the $45-budgeted film, which has been completed since early this year. The movie was initially sold to Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios in early 2018 but that deal wasn’t ultimately realized. There was a special screening for the film at the Arclight Cinemas in Los Angeles in February, attended by the likes of Walking Dead co-creator Robert Kirkman, and Highland has sold the movie well overseas with those markets awaiting the U.S. release.

Hulu’s roster of original films include splashy Sundance acquisition Palm Springs, Bad Hair, Run and Happiest Season.
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Movie Review – Triple Threat (2019)

Triple Threat, 2019.

Directed by Jesse V. Johnson

Starring Tiger Hu Chen, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Scott Adkins, Michael Jai White, Michael Bisping, JeeJa Yanin, Selina Lo, Daniel Whyte, Michael Wong, Ron Smoorenburg, Dominiquie Vandenberg, and Celina Jade

Synopsis:

A hit contract is taken out on a billionaires daughter intent on bringing down a major crime syndicate. A down and out team of mercenaries must take on a group of professional assassins and stop them before they kill their target.

Links to on-demand titles for review purposes flood email inboxes daily, and considering we are all only human, it’s understandable why any critic wouldn’t snag every title that came their way. That sentiment is especially true for generic action flicks that give you the whole plot in the logline, but when international martial arts superstars like Tony Jaa and Iko Uwais pop up in the cast list (not to
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Selina Lo and Michelle Yeoh to join Mel Gibson for Boss Level thriller

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It's been reported today via Variety that actresses Michelle Yeoh and Selina Lo have signed on to join Mel Gibson and Frank Grillo in Joe Carnahan’s action thriller Boss Level. Many will be familiar with Yeoh after viewing her work in Ang Lee's award-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. She also appeared as a Bond girl in the Roger Spottiswoode-directed... Read More...
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Selina Lo, Michelle Yeoh Join Cast of ‘Boss Level’ (Exclusive)

Selina Lo, Michelle Yeoh Join Cast of ‘Boss Level’ (Exclusive)
British-Chinese actress, Selina Lo and veteran Michelle Yeoh have joined the cast of “Boss Level.” The action thriller is currently shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, with Joe Carnahan directing.

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios recently acquired the film from Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films. It is set for a wide theatrical release in 2019.

Lo, who has both acting and action chops, joins in a major role opposite Frank Grillo. Grillo plays a special forces operative trapped in a time loop in which he dies every day. His quest is to find out who is responsible.

The cast already features several high-profile names Naomi Watts, Ken Jeong, and Mel Gibson in a variety of roles. Yeoh joins in a key supporting position.

The above the title role is a breakthrough for Lo, an actress and model who previously appeared in The Weinstein Company’s doomed production of “Shanghai,” Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s
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Selina Lo, Michelle Yeoh Join Mel Gibson in Thriller 'Boss Level'

Selina Lo, Michelle Yeoh Join Mel Gibson in Thriller 'Boss Level'
Michelle Yeoh and Selina Lo have joined Mel Gibson in Joe Carnahan's action thriller <em>Boss Level</em>,<em> The Hollywood Reporter</em> has confirmed.

Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios recently nabbed the pic from The Fyzz Facility and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films for the U.S. market, and plans a 2019 wide release. <em>Boss Level </em>also stars Frank Grillo, Ken Jeong and Naomi Watts.

The film centers on a retired U.S. Army Special Forces veteran (Grillo) trapped in a never-ending loop, resulting in his death every day. In order to stop his endless suffering, he must figure out who is responsible and stop them.

Yeoh,...
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Scott Adkins stars in trailer for action thriller The Debt Collector

A new trailer has debuted for the upcoming action thriller The Debt Collector. Written and directed by Jesse V. Johnson, the film sees the director once again reteam with his Accident Man star Scott Adkins and features a cast that also includes Louis Mandylor, Vladimir Kulich, Michael Pare, Rachel Brann, Selina Lo, Robert Rusler, and Tony Todd; check it out here…

French (Scott Adkins, Marvel’s “Doctor Strange”) is running a martial arts gym, training promising new fighters– but it hasn’t exactly been paying the bills. To make ends meet, he begins working for the notorious but Big Tommy (Vladimir Kulich, “The Equalizer”), servicing various criminal outfits throughout Southern California.

Working by a number scale, with #10 being a threatening, to a #1 being a full-on trip to the hospital, French and his partner Sue (Louis Mandylor, “Code of Honor”) are in charge of chasing down any kind of criminal and
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Tony Jaa + Iko Uwais in Teaser Trailer for Action Movie 'Triple Threat'

"We find them, we kill them, no messin' about." Well Go USA has debuted a brief teaser trailer for the new action film Triple Threat, from stuntman-turned-director Jesse V. Johnson, who also has the film Savage Dogs being released this year. Triple Threat features one hell of a kick ass cast - mainly action superstars Tony Jaa and Iko Uwais teaming up, along with more action stars: Michael Jai White, Scott Adkins, Celina Jade, Michael Bisping, Selina Lo, JeeJa Yanin, Ron Smoorenburg, and Tiger Hu Chen. Not that the plot matters much with this cast, but it's about a team of mercenaries who must take on a group of professional assassins and stop them before they kill an important woman. This looks like it'll be badass. Here's the very first teaser trailer for Jesse V. Johnson's Triple Threat, direct from YouTube: A hit contract is taken out on a
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