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Movie Review – The Hurricane Heist (2018)

The Hurricane Heist, 2018.

Directed by Rob Cohen.

Starring Maggie Grace, Toby Kebbell, Ryan Kwanten, Ralph Ineson, Randy Couture, Melissa Bolona, and Jamie Andrew Cutler.

Synopsis:

Thieves attempt a massive heist against the U.S. Treasury as a Category 5 hurricane approaches one of its Mint facilities.

The Hurricane Heist is only a film through technicality. It’s a series of narrative images that when placed next to one another create an illusion of movement. It’s a film much in the same way Geostorm is a film, or Independence Day: Resurgence. For the sake of this review, it is a film, it isn’t, but for the sake of semantics, it is.

Certain “films” have a pre-destined end point: bargain bins in your local Tesco, the untouched shelves of DVDs that litter Poundland, stuffed between a D-list celebrity’s workout and a Steven Seagal euro-action flick. The Hurricane Heist, Sky Movies further misjudged foray into original programming,
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‘Hot Summer Nights’ Trailer: Timothee Chalamet Becomes a Drug Dealer in This Romantic Thriller

‘Hot Summer Nights’ Trailer: Timothee Chalamet Becomes a Drug Dealer in This Romantic Thriller
Timmy C is back, baby. After a stellar 2017 with a memorable appearance in Lady Bird and his breakout star-making role in Call Me By Your Name, Oscar-nominee Timothee Chalamet is about to hit the big screen once again. In the romantic thriller Hot Summer Nights, he stars opposite Maika Monroe as […]

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Timothée Chalamet Returns to the ’80s in ‘Hot Summer Nights’ Trailer (Video)

Timothée Chalamet Returns to the ’80s in ‘Hot Summer Nights’ Trailer (Video)
Timothée Chalamet returns to a sultry summer in the 1980s (or maybe it’s the early ’90s) in the trailer for his new indie “Hot Summer Nights.”

Chalamet, who earned an Oscar nomination this year for his breakout role as young gay teenager during an idyllic summer in 1983 Italy in “Call Me by Your Name,” here plays a shy out-of-towner in Cape Cod.

His character gets in over his head flipping weed with the neighborhood rebel (Alex Roe, “Forever My Girl”) while pursuing his new business partner’s enigmatic sister (Maika Monroe, “Independence Day: Resurgence”).

Also Read: Timothee Chalamet to Play King Henry V in Netflix's 'The King'

With a hurricane looming in the wings, tensions rise against a backdrop of drive-ins, arcades, and crashed parties as the stakes (and temperatures) grow ever higher.

Elijah Bynum wrote and directed the film, which also stars William Fichtner, Thomas Jane, Emory Cohen and Maia Mitchell.

Also Read: Ansel Elgort, Timothée Chalamet Weigh in on Who Was More Popular at Laguardia High School (Video)

A24 is releasing the film in theaters on July 27, following a debut on DirecTV on June 28.

Watch the trailer above.

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Karl Urban to play Billy Butcher in Amazon’s superhero drama The Boys

Karl Urban to play Billy Butcher in Amazon’s superhero drama The Boys
Dredd and Thor: Ragnarok star Karl Urban has signed on for another comic book-based project, with the actor set to portray Billy Butcher, the leader of the titular organisation in Amazon’s adaptation of Garth Ennis and Dark Robertson’s The Boys.

Thanks to Deadline, we’ve got the following character description for Butcher, which reads: “Mysterious, brutal and with a personal but secret agenda, Billy Butcher approaches Hughie (Jack Quaid), claiming to be a shadowy government operative. Butcher capitalizes on Hughie’s rage over his girlfriend Robin’s accidental death at the hands of superhero A-Train (Jesse T. Usher) and enlists Hughie as part of his plan to bring down the superhero franchise.”

See Also: Karl Urban talks Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek movie

The Boys takes place in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame and follows a group of vigilantes
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Independence Day Producer Says No Plans To Do A Third Film

It’s no secret that Independence Day: Resurgence, the blockbuster sequel that was two decades in the making, persevered through its fair share of trials and tribulations during the early stages of development.

Remember ID Forever Part I and ID Forever Part II? Director Roland Emmerich evidently had big plans for his sci-fi franchise in the build up to Resurgence, but after hashing out a screenplay with Dean Devlin and co-writer Carter Blanchard circa 2014, 20th Century Fox commissioned a single sequel to the cult classic, leaving the future of the franchise up in the air.

Even after the release of Independence Day: Resurgence, questions continue to linger, and that’s even when you factor in the sequel’s cliffhanger ending. Alas, negative reviews and lowly box office returns look to have painted Fox’s larger-than-life series into a corner, and despite Emmerich initially expressing a desire to craft an “intergalactic journey” with the third film,
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Independence Day 3 Is Completely Dead for Now

Independence Day 3 Is Completely Dead for Now
It looks like the poor taste that Independence Day: Resurgence left behind has pretty much taken another possible sequel off the table. At the very least, producer Dean Devlin has no plans on making Independence Day 3 happen. Director Roland Emmerich seemed confident that the long-awaited sequel to the original Independence Day would kickstart the franchise for more than just one entry, but one of the key figures from behind the scenes doesn't sound remotely interested in making that happen. So the franchise could be dead in the water. And maybe that's for the best.

The fact of the matter is that Independence Day: Resurgence didn't do nearly what Fox was hoping it would. Director Roland Emmerich was excited about the project but that excitement didn't translate to a quality movie that people wanted to see. So, even though Emmerich planned to make Independence Day 3 rather quickly, that clearly isn't happening.
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Suicide Squad’s Karen Fukuhara joins Amazon’s superhero drama The Boys

After starring as Katana in 2016’s Suicide Squad, Karen Fukuhara has signed on for another comic book role, with Deadline reporting that the actress has joined Amazon’s The Boys as a series regular.

Fukuhara will portray Female, “a young Asian assassin with blistering fighting skills who happens to have superpowers, and uses them for explosive evisceration. When The Boys find her, she’s savage, doesn’t speak and is a complete mystery. She later learns what it means to be human through her relationship with Frenchie.”

Based on the Garth Ennis comic book, The Boys takes place in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame and follows a group of vigilantes known as ‘The Boys’, who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.

Fukuhara joins a cast that includes
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‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Review: Dir. Steven S. DeKnight (2018)

Pacific Rim Uprising review: Steven S. DeKnight takes over the directing reigns for this high-octane sequel set ten years after the events of the first movie.

Pacific Rim Uprising review by Ben Read.

Pacific Rim Uprising review

Hollywood’s blockbuster landscape has evolved and adapted exponentially over the past few years. Big budget action movies now come in all shapes and sizes, with more risks being taken than ever before. Unfortunately, robot-shaped offerings are burdened with an extremely poor reputation these days. This is something we have Michael Bay’s ludicrously mind-numbing Transformers movies to thank for. With that in mind, 2013’s moderately successful Pacific Rim seems like an extremely long time ago. The project was an anime-inspired labour of love from Guillermo Del Toro, which audiences were largely ambivalent about. Now, the sequel has arrived for more monster-mashing mayhem. The real question is, can the film justify its own
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Maika Monroe

Maika Monroe was born Dillon Monroe Buckley but decided to go by the name Maika since she’d been known by this for much of her life by the time she changed it. She almost seems like a reluctant actress since she has other ambitions, but she’s put forth solid performances in movies like It Follows and Independence Day: Resurgence. Her acting career hasn’t been as extensive as others but it’s still fairly impressive since she’s currently in two films that are in post-production. There’s almost an aloof feeling to her when it comes to acting, as though she’d rather be

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Maika Monroe
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The Boys casts Wee Hughie and Mother’s Milk

Amazon’s adaptation of the Garth Ennis comic book series The Boys has cast its first two members of the titular team, with Jack Quaid (The Hunger Games) set to play Wee Hughie and Laz Alonso (The Mysteries of Laura) portraying Mother’s Milk.

The Boys takes place in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame and follows a group of vigilantes known as ‘The Boys’, who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.

Wee Hughie’s character description reads: “After the death of his girlfriend by fast-moving Superhero A-Train (Jessie Usher), Hughie is approached by a mysterious “government agent” named Billy Butcher, who drags Hughie into a covert war against a group of Superheroes who are not what everyone thinks they are.”

Mother’s Milk is described as: “Second in command of the Boys,
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Bad Samaritan Trailer: David Tennant Is the Wrong Man to Mess With

Electric Entertainment has released the first trailer and poster for their upcoming thriller Bad Samaritan, arriving in theaters March 30. This thriller marks the second feature directorial effort for Dean Devlin, who made his directorial debut last year with the big-budget action-thriller Geostorm. Bad Samaritan is quite scaled back in terms of scope, compared to Geostorm, but this intriguing thriller has a unique enough premise that it could make some waves in a crowded spring movie season.

The story centers on a valet named Sean (Robert Sheehan), who, along with his partner Derek (Carlito Olivero), develops a clever scam to burglarize the houses of rich customers. Things go smoothly until he robs the wrong customer (David Tennant), and discovers &#8239a woman being held captive in his home. &#8239 Afraid of going to prison, he leaves the woman there and makes a call to the police, who find nothing when they investigate. Now,
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Super Bowl Spot For Dwayne Johnson's New Action Thriller Skyscraper

Here's the Super Bowl spot for Dwayne Johnson crazy looking new action thriller Skyscraper. Like most of Johnson's films this looks like it will deliver some exciting and intense entertainment. There's a full trailer that's supposed to be released later tonight.

Johnson stars as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Ford, who now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in China he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he’s been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who is trapped inside the building… above the fire line.

Skyscraper is being directed by Central Intelligence director Rawson Marshall Thurber and it also stars Chin Han (Ghost in the Shell, Independence Day: Resurgence), Neve Campbell (Scream, House of Cards) and Pablo Schreiber (American Gods, Den of Thieves
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Intense Adrenaline-Fueled Full Trailer For Dwayne Johnson's Skyscraper

Following the Super Bowl spot for Dwayne Johnson's upcoming new action movie Skyscraper, a full trailer was released. If you're a fan of Dwayne Johnson and the kinds of films that he makes, this is one that you probably won't want to miss. It looks like it's going to be an entertaining movie that's filled with intense action-packed greatness as he is forced to clear his name and save his family who is trapped inside the tallest building in the world, which also happens to be on fire. I'll definitely be watching it!

The movie was written and directed by Central Intelligence director Rawson Marshall Thurber. it also stars Chin Han (Ghost in the Shell, Independence Day: Resurgence), Neve Campbell (Scream, House of Cards) and Pablo Schreiber (American Gods, Den of Thieves). Here's the synopsis:

Johnson stars as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Ford,
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First Poster and Trailer Tease Released For Dwayne Johnson's Skyscraper

Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures have revealed the first poster for Dwayne Johnson next big action thriller Skyscraper and it comes along with a trailer tease promoting the Super Bowl spot coming on Sunday. The movie looks like it will be filled with some ridiculous fun like all of Dwayne Johnson's movies!

Johnson stars as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Ford, who now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in China he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he’s been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who is trapped inside the building… above the fire line.

Skyscraper is being directed by Central Intelligence director Rawson Marshall Thurber and it also stars Chin Han (Ghost in the Shell, Independence Day: Resurgence), Neve Campbell (Scream,
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12 Strong movie review: America enters the “graveyard of empires”

MaryAnn’s quick take… Tense but never sensationalized action adventure about the first post–9/11 Us foray into Afghanistan, an extraordinary culture clash and mashup of medieval and modern technologies. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto) women’s participation in this film

(learn more about this)

A month after 9/11, an elite team of soldiers, Us Army Green Berets, had already helicoptered into the remote mountains of northern Afghanistan on a top-secret mission: to support tribal warlord General Abdul Rashid Dostum, part of the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance, in an effort to retake the Taliban stronghold of Mazar-i-Sharif, an essential first step in defeating the Al-Qaeda–supporting regime. 12 Strong tells their now-declassified story, and it’s a case of “If it weren’t true, you’d hardly believe it,” with its
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The Boys TV series casts the rest of The Seven

Last month it was announced that Erin Moriarty (True Detective) had secured the role of Starlight in Amazon’s upcoming adaptation of the Garth Ennis / Darick Robertson comic book series The Boys, and now Deadline is reporting that the show has found the rest of its superhero team, The Seven.

According to the site, Antony Starr (American Gothic) will play team-leader Homelander, with Dominique McElligott (The Last Tycoon) as Queen Maeve, Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl) as The Deep, Jessie T. Usher (Independence Day: Resurgence) as A-Train, and Nathan Mitchell (iZombie) as Black Noir.

The TV adaptation of The Boys has been created and written by Supernatural‘s Eric Kripke, with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Preacher) executive producing. It revolves around a group of superpowered CIA squad known as The Boys, who are charged with monitoring the superhero community – many of whom are corrupted by their celebrity status.

In a
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Beyond the Bechdel Test: New Ways of Measuring Hollywood’s Gender Imbalance

One of the new tests is named after “Master of None” writer and “The Chi” creator Lena Waithe: Showtime

The Bechdel Test is a useful but limited tool, a fact many have recognized for years. Created by cartoonist Alison Bechdel and her friend Liz Wallace, the test is often used to determine whether or not a film is female-friendly. The test asks two questions: 1) Does the film include two named female characters? and 2) Do they have at least one conversation together that’s not about a man? The bar is low, but a staggering number of films still fail. The test is really helpful in illustrating just how few — and one-dimensional — female characters there are. As a new post on FiveThirtyEight explains, “the test is punchy and has become pervasive, ] it doesn’t address the core inequalities in Hollywood films.” For example, the test doesn’t take race into account,
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Lena Waithe, Kimberly Peirce, and More Women Introduce 12 New Bechdel Tests to Measure Gender Imbalance

In order for a film or television episode to pass the Bechdel Test, it has to have at least two named female characters and those two characters have to have at least one conversation that is not about a man. It’s a relatively simple test that a majority of films and television series still aren’t passing in 2018. But what if passing the Bechdel Test required more than just these two requirements?

Read More:Not Every Film Has to Pass the Bechdel Test (And Some Shouldn’t Even Try)

FiveThirtyEight recently asked 12 women to come up with new gender imbalance tests, including actress and Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe, filmmaker Kimberly Peirce, cinematographer Jen White, and actress Naomi Ko. The new tests demand more gender equality from film and television, both in front the camera and behind the scenes.

In order to pass the Waithe Test, for instance, a movie or
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Every Movie Franchise Disney Just Got from Fox

Every Movie Franchise Disney Just Got from Fox
It's now a done deal. After weeks of rumors and discussion, Disney has officially purchased the majority of 21st Century Fox, including the entirety of their movie studio 20th Century Fox, among many other valuable assets. The deal is valued at $66 billion and is quite possibly the biggest shake-up in Hollywood history. Disney has become an absolute franchise machine in recent years and, with this Fox deal, they're going to be untouchable as they've just purchased a ton of new franchises to mine for box office gold.

Starting with the big ones on everyone's mind, Fox is now in control of virtually every Marvel property under the sun, assuming the deal is allowed to go through. The deal still needs to be approved, legally speaking, and that could take a while. Assuming that all works out, Disney will officially be in control of the X-Men, Deadpool and (possibly) the Fantastic Four film rights.
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Regina Hall joins the Shaft sequel

Variety is reporting that Regina Hall (Girls Trip) has become the latest addition to the cast of the upcoming Shaft sequel / reboot, which is being directed by Tim Story (Ride Along).

The new film will see both Richard Roundtree and Samuel L. Jackson reprising their roles as John Shaft and his nephew John Shaft II, while Jesse T. Usher (Independence Day: Resurgence) plays Jackson’s son, John Shaft Jr. Also featuring in the cast is Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse).

The loginline for the new film reads: “Working for the FBI, estranged from his father and determined not to be anything like him, John Shaft Jr. reluctantly enlists his father’s help to find out who killed his best friend Karim and bring down a drug-trafficking/money-laundering operation in NYC.”

Production on Shaft is set to get underway this month, and the film is slated for release on June 14th 2019.

The
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