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Dave Bautista’s STX Comedy Finds Writers in Hoeber Brothers

Dave Bautista’s STX Comedy Finds Writers in Hoeber Brothers
STXfilms has hired the sibling screenwriting team of Jon and Erich Hoeber to pen the studio’s previously announced family action-comedy starring Dave Bautista.

The film will follow a hardened CIA operative who finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, having been sent undercover to surveil her family. Bautista and Jonathan Meisner will serve as producers on the film, and STXfilms’ Drew Simon and Kate Vorhoff will oversee production.

“Jon and Erich have a unique writing style that is perfectly matched with Dave’s blend of action and comedy expertise,” said Adam Fogelson, chairman of STXfilms. “We had a great experience working with them on the script for ‘The Happytime Murders,’ and look forward to collaborating once again on this project.”

The untitled project was annnounced in October at the time that Bautista was starring in “Blade Runner 2049.” It is one of several projects Stx is developing with Bautista,
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Flashback: Bill and Ted Battle the Grim Reaper by Playing 'Battleship'

Flashback: Bill and Ted Battle the Grim Reaper by Playing 'Battleship'
The Bill & Ted fan community haven't had it easy over the past couple of decades. The only real content they've gotten to chew on since Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey left theaters in 1991 was the short-lived cartoon series Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures and a disastrous live-action Fox show that aired seven episodes in the summer of 1992 before being forever banished from the memory banks of every single person on the planet.

Making matters worse, series stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter pop up in the press every few months and
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The Blackout Club: new game from former BioShock designers

Matthew Byrd Mar 1, 2018

From former designers behind BioShock and Dishonored comes The Blackout Club - a new horror game for PS4...

Well, this is interesting. Question, a new studio comprised of veteran talent who worked on games like BioShock and Dishonored, have revealed that they are working on a new horror game called The Blackout Club. This game tells the story of a group of small-town teens who discover that they've all been losing consciousness without explanation. When one of their friends disappear and all of the adults in town refuse to tell them what is going on, the teens decide to band together and solve these mysteries themselves.

See related Peter Berg interview: directing Battleship, filming at sea, Kevin Costner, Ilm effects and more Mark Wahlberg: The Happening “was a bad movie”

Based on the description of the game provided thus far, it seems like The Blackout Club
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Fox Searchlight Is Making a Cheetos Movie, But It's Not What You Think

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When you see a headline announcing a "Flamin' Hot Cheetos-inspired movie," your mind easily jumps to conclusions. In this day and age, anything goes, even with branded entertainment. But this isn't exactly branded entertainment in the way we expect after movies like BattleshipThe Lego Movie and Ouija. Variety reports that Fox Searchlight is producing a movie called Flamin' Hot, which is about the man who created the spicy flavor of the iconic Frito-Lay snack.  While regular Cheetos are going on 70 years, the Flamin' Hot variety was invented in 1991 by a janitor working at the food company, which also makes Doritos and of course Fritos and Lays chips. Richard Montañez, the son of immigrant farm workers and a high...
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Second Opinion – Game Night (2018)

Game Night, 2018.

Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein.

Starring Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Sharon Horgan, Billy Magnussen, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons, Michael C. Hall, Danny Huston, and Chelsea Peretti.

Synopsis:

A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights finds themselves trying to solve a murder mystery.

Game Night (written and directed by the apparently hit-or-miss duo John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who are responsible for penning both the Vacation dud remake and a worthy McU solo entry for Tom Holland’s incarnation of Spider-Man) never forgets its competitive board game roots, which might be the best thing about it alongside a hilarious ensemble putting in different comedic performances ranging from sardonic banter to dimwitted suggestions to slapstick shenanigans. As the evening unfolds and further unravels into dangerous madness, for better or worse, over-the-top chase spectacles and plot-twisting gunfights always find time for inappropriately timed Jenga competitions,
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William Sadler is Ready To Reprise His Role of Death in Bill And Ted 3

Over the past few years, we've been hearing a lot about Bill and Ted 3. As a huge fan of the first two films, I really hope that this new sequel happens. I enjoyed everything that I've heard about it so far and Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are both on board to make the film if it happens.

Director Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) and writer Ed Solomon are pushing for the movie to happen. The film is said to be titled Bill & Ted Face The Music, and when previously talking about the film, Solomon said the story will send the older middle-aged Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted “Theodore” Logan back in time to interact with their past selves and George Carlin’s character Rufus, "using footage from 1989’s Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure." Solomon went on to reveal:

"They return to that scene at the Circle K when Bill and Ted first meet themselves,
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'The Commuter': Film Review

'The Commuter': Film Review
Throughout his late renaissance as an action hero, Liam Neeson has battled wolves (The Grey), evil Albanians (Taken), evil Turks (Taken 2), flight turbulence (Non-Stop), an unwanted TV show adaptation (The A-Team), an unwanted board game adaptation (Battleship), more evil Albanians (Run All Night), evil Germans (Unknown) and even evil Nazis, if you want to go all the way back to Schindler's List.

But in The Commuter, which marks the 65-year-old star’s fourth collaboration with Spanish director and Hitchcock enthusiast Jaume Collet-Serra, he may be facing his greatest challenge yet: trying to take the Metro-North Railroad home from New York...
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Episode 188 – Monte Hellman’s The Shooting & Ride in the Whirlwind

This time on the podcast, Scott is joined by David Blakeslee and Trevor Berrett to discuss Monte Hellman’s The Shooting and Ride in the Whirlwind.

In the midsixties, the maverick American director Monte Hellman conceived of two westerns at the same time. Dreamlike and gritty by turns, these films would prove their maker’s adeptness at brilliantly deconstructing genre. Shot back-to-back for famed producer Roger Corman, they feature overlapping casts and crews, including Jack Nicholson in two of his meatiest early roles. The Shooting, about a motley assortment of loners following a mysterious wanted man through a desolate frontier, and Ride in the Whirlwind, about a group of cowhands pursued by vigilantes for crimes they did not commit, are rigorous, artful, and wholly unconventional journeys to the Old West.

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Outlander: Here's Why the Adorable Young Ian Looks So Familiar

Outlander's young Ian Murray, played by John Bell, has become a fan favorite since his introduction in episode "A Malcolm" in season three. Jenny and Ian's youngest son is fiercely loyal and has his eyes set on adventures beyond the Highlands, which often lands him in tricky situations. Not only does he hero-worship his Uncle Jamie and want to accompany him everywhere (just like his namesake), but he accepts Claire upon her return without question, being the only one of his siblings to readily call her "Auntie." If you've been trying to place where you've seen the young Scottish actor, you're not alone. Bell is most known for his role as Bain in the fantasy film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and its sequel, The Battle of the Five Armies. After winning the 2006 Blue Peter competition, Bell landed a small role in Doctor Who, which was his breakout,
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Watch: Brad Paisley and John Fogerty Team Up in a Concert Honoring Veterans

Watch: Brad Paisley and John Fogerty Team Up in a Concert Honoring Veterans
Two superstar country music singers are bringing their talents together to honor those who have served ahead of Veterans Day.

Brad Paisley and John Fogerty will be playing for an audience of active and retired military personnel in front of the historic Battleship USS Iowa.

The event will be streamed tonight at 9 p.m. Et and again at 9 p.m. Pt. Tune into ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday night for a special performance by Paisley and Fogerty.
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The Top Five Peter Berg Movie Roles of His Career

Peter Berg is a director, an actor and writer. He’s worked in television and in film and has managed to bring us a wide variety of films such as Battleship, Friday Night Lights, and many others from different genres. He’s proven himself to be adept behind the camera as well as in front of it, providing a high level of acting talent as well as the type of vision that creates memorable films. He actually put his dreams of being an actor and director on hold when he first started and became a production assistant in order to learn more

The Top Five Peter Berg Movie Roles of His Career
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Liam Neeson Isn't Really Retiring from Action Movies

  • MovieWeb
Liam Neeson Isn't Really Retiring from Action Movies
Well, that didn't last long. Liam Neeson took a very short-lived retirement from action movies last week, but that is officially over. One might say he has Taken back his recent comments regarding his future in action flicks. Despite the fact that the well-respected actor recently indicated that he's not doing any more movies that utilize his particular set of skills, he now says he's "unretired." So, is it time for Taken 4?

The actor is currently making the rounds for his latest movie, Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, which looks to be more in line with his more serious work over the years. While speaking with Variety, he was asked about his recent retirement from action movies and revealed that it's not true. As Liam Neeson tells it, he's going to do those types of movies until he's dead. Here's what he had to say about it.
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American Assassin movie review: we’ve CIAn it all before

MaryAnn’s quick take… It’s tormented hotheads all around with a hero and villain who are almost indistinguishable and same-old spy stuff racing to a seen-it, been-there ticking-clock finale. I’m “biast” (pro): love a good action movie

I’m “biast” (con): this looked really familiar

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Lordy, save us from young hothead dudes who disobey every order yet save the day, leaving their older, wiser, and more experienced superiors in awe. Let’s not encourage this. Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien: Deepwater Horizon, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials) — why not just call him Lank Squarejaw? — is “the best I’ve ever seen” whose test scores are “off the charts” and “through the roof.” He’s got “talent and balls”! He’s got a dead blonde fiancée killed by terrorists — let’s
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Liam Neeson Is Retiring from Action Movies

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Liam Neeson Is Retiring from Action Movies
Liam Neeson is possibly looking to make on Oscar bid this year with his work in Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, playing the man known as "Deep Throat" who helped expose the Watergate scandal. For much of his career, those were the kinds of roles that he was best known for. However, once Taken came out in 2008, he managed to find a new life as an older action movie star. But Liam Neeson has had about enough of that and has announced that he is retiring from big action franchises.

As reported by Sky News, Liam Neeson spoke at the Toronto International Film Festival recently and revealed that he is done with movies like Taken. So why is he deciding to hang up his very particular set of skills now? Apparently, he's getting too old. Here's what he had to say about it.

''The thrillers,
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‘Hellboy’ Whitewashing Controversy: 5 Japanese Actors Who Could Take on the Embattled Role

‘Hellboy’ Whitewashing Controversy: 5 Japanese Actors Who Could Take on the Embattled Role
Early last week, white British actor Ed Skrein joined the cast of Neil Marshall’s upcoming “Hellboy” reboot, a casting choice that was immediately derided for its whitewashing of Skrein’s character, a Japanese-American Marine named Ben Daimio (whose family tree includes no less than a famous Japanese spy and war criminal, who also appears in the John Arcudi and Mike Mignola comic book series). In short order, Skrein did something wholly remarkable: he dropped out of the project after learning about Daimio’s heritage.

Read More:‘Hellboy’ Whitewashing: Ed Skrein Steps Down From Playing Japanese-American Comic Character

In an official statement, the actor made it clear that he believed the choice was what was “right,” noting that portraying the part in “a culturally accurate way” was clearly important for audiences (Skrein also pointed to his own “mixed heritage” family in the statement, which you can read here). In a
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Visiting the set of American Assassin

Ryan Lambie Aug 29, 2017

We ventured out to the fringes of London to check on the progress of the action thriller, American Assassin. Here's how we got on...

It comes to something when you’re so lily-livered that gunshot makes you jump even after you’re told that it’s coming. It’s early October 2016, and I’m sitting in a darkened warehouse in London where filming on American Assassin is taking place. Actor Dylan O'Brien is on set, holding a machine gun in a darkened tunnel. Illuminated by diffuse light from above, he looks lean and bestubbled, his firearm pointed straight towards the camera.

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A crewmember has dutifully handed out ear plugs with the warning that the gunfire
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Korea Box Office: ‘Taxi Driver’ Outpaces ‘Midnight Runners’

Showbox’s “A Taxi Driver” remained on top of the South Korean box office. The Korean drama earned $12.9 million from 1.77 million admissions between Friday and Sunday for a total of $56.0 million from 8.09 million admissions after two weekends. That makes “Taxi Driver” the biggest release of the year, ahead of Cj’s action drama “Confidential Assignment,” which earned $55.94 million.

Opening on Wednesday, “Midnight Runners” debuted in second. The Lotte Entertainment release earned $9.53 million between Friday and Sunday for a 5-day total of $13.6 million. Directed by Jason Kim (“Koala”), “Runners” sees the story of two Police University students who witness a kidnapping case and track it down.

Thursday opener, Warner Bros.’ “Annabelle: Creation” landed in third. The horror movie earned $6.63 million over opening four days.

Despite a week-on-week drop of 68%, Upi’s “Despicable Me 3” jumped to third from the previous week’s fourth place. Cj’s “The Battleship Island” suffered an even steeper decline.

Despicable Me
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Archer season 9: premiere date set

Kirsten Howard Mar 1, 2018

Archer: Danger Island will arrive at the end of April, it's been confirmed...

Remember when Archer was a show about spies?

See related Peter Berg interview: directing Battleship, filming at sea, Kevin Costner, Ilm effects and more Mark Wahlberg: The Happening “was a bad movie”

Adam Reed and Matt Thompson's outrageous animated series started its run all the way back in 2009 as a humble parody of the spy genre. As both the sensibilities of the show's characters and creators have grown and changed, the series has embraced experimentation by rebooting and 'de-booting' the show several times over. This strategy has slowly turned into the norm for the show, which allows Archer to take risks like slip into a film noir parody during last season's Archer: Dreamland.

The ninth season looks like it might be attempting the show's biggest re-invention yet, and we now know that
See full article at Den of Geek »

'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' Review: Luc Besson Makes a Sci-Fi Mess

'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' Review: Luc Besson Makes a Sci-Fi Mess
Confession: There are times when I've been loyally in Luc Besson's corner – the visual splendor of Subway (1985), The Big Blue (1988) and La Femme Nikita (1990) established him as a master of what the French call Cinéma du Look. And 1994's The Professional – with Jean Reno teaching the assassin's game to a very young Natalie Portman – went deeper, blending style with a nurturing sense of humanity. Plus, there's a lot to be said in favor of both his sci-fi extravaganza The Fifth Element (1997) and last year's next-level ScarJo-evolution whatsit Lucy.
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Valerian Director Sold Rihanna On Her Return Sci-Fi

Music superstar Rihanna is no stranger to acting in a big budget sci-fi film, having starred in 2012's Battleship. Since then she's been selective with the roles she's decided to take. Rihanna has decided to jump back into the sci-fi world, starring in Luc Besson's highly anticipated Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets [...]
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