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‘The World Is Yours’ Film Review: Romain Gavras’ Pop Comedy Is an Absolute Blast

‘The World Is Yours’ Film Review: Romain Gavras’ Pop Comedy Is an Absolute Blast
You can bet that every scheming lowlife who populates the kitsch landscape of “The World Is Yours” knows and recognizes that title’s allusion to Brian De Palma’s “Scarface.” And you can be be just as sure that not one of them has ever been able to sit still and concentrate long enough to make it through that — or any — three-hour film.

Music video director Romain Gavras’ breezy pop comedy, however, might be more their speed — but then, the film is designed to be everyone’s speed.

With his latest feature, the Kanye West, Jay-z and M.I.A. collaborator has set out to conquer the world, or at least the French box office. With “The World Is Yours,” he delivered a crowd-pleasing caper that drew hurls of laughter and sustained applause at its world premiere as part of the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight sidebar on Saturday.

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As if the John Landis cameo didn’t give it away, the film tries to be a “Blues Brothers”-like jaunt for a generation raised on Adderall and French hip hop, but its sharp edge and endearing cast will have little difficulty winning over audiences unfamiliar with acts like Mc Solaar, as well.

Doughy mama’s boy François (Karim Leklou) has one dream in life: to buy the North African distribution rights to the Mr. Freeze brand of ice pops and work his way out of the projects, one summery treat at a time. Things are going his way until his con-artist mom Danny (Isabelle Adjani) gambles away the entire nest egg, forcing the good-hearted if otherwise inept crook to accept an ill-conceived drug-buying mission in Spain.

Already saddled with a harebrained scheme, Francois certainly doesn’t help matters by assembling a motley band of knuckleheads, all of them more inept and significantly less trustworthy than he.

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While Lamya (Oulaya Amamra, star of the 2016 Caméra d’Or winner “Divines”) takes the money and runs every chance she gets, Henry (Vincent Cassel, hilariously playing against type as a potbellied goon) is really only good for conspiracy theories and little else. Throw in a pair of dimwitted thugs and a louche Belgian snowbird and you have all the makings for disaster — which is exactly what happens when Francois’ drug supplier stiffs them and Danny sweeps in to kidnap the man’s daughter.

Gavras keeps these many plates spinning with admirable dexterity, relying on his polished commercial background to keep things moving at an appealingly propulsive clip. Many sequences play like full-on music videos, like a tense hotel room break-in set to the song “Atlas” by the group Battles, or a kitschtastic karaoke rendition of Toto’s “Africa” at a tense, pivotal moment.

The director and his crew have an absolute blast detailing the garish neon wonderland of the seaside resort town where most of the action takes place.

That the cast is predominantly Arab-French and of a not-particularly-affluent social class is neither the main focus of the film nor wholly elided. Instead, Gavras and co-screenwriters Karim Boukercha and Noé Debré treat their characters’ backgrounds as a simply fact of life, letting their anxieties and experiences affect the madcap action onscreen, but not guide it.

In that sense, the broad comedy treats class and culture with an impressive sophistication. Think of it as “Pain & Gain” meets “La Haine,” played for laughs and box office.

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New Poster For Venom Highlights Tom Hardy's Transformation

Following the release of the new trailer for Venom, where we finally got to see Tom Hardy terrifyingly transform into Venom, Sony Pictures has released a poster that shows off the same thing.

The new trailer that was released certainly did the trick and got a lot of fans excited for this movie! They definitely got the design right for this character! Venom looks freakin' awesome! Now, hopefully, the script and story end up being good. I'm looking forward to seeing how it plays out! 

Tom Hardy is joined by Michelle Williams (The Greatest Showman), Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Jenny Slate (Zootopia) and Woody Harrelson (True Detective).

Venom is being directed by Ruben Fleischer (ZombielandGangster Squad) from a script written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Venom is set to be released on October 5, 2018.
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Tom Hardy Transforms into Venom in a Substantially Better New Trailer For Venom

You've all wanted to see what Tom Hardy looks like as Venom and now you're about to find out in the new trailer for Sony Picture's Venom! After fans were worried by rumors that we would hardly see Venom in this film, it looks like that's going to be the case at all! This feature film version of the character looks freakin' badass and I think a lot of fans should be happy with what they see. 

The movie was inspired by the 1993 six-issue Venom: Lethal Protector comic miniseries. The story followed Venom moving to San Francisco after he and Spider-Man made a truce. Once in San Francisco, Venom is hunted down by the Life Foundation, who wants to study the Venom symbiote so they can use it for their own evil purposes. From it, they create five new symbiote spawn including Scream, Phage, Riot, Lasher, and Agony.

Tom
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If Dwayne Johnson Is Hollywood’s Biggest Star, Why Did ‘Rampage’ Open Soft?

If Dwayne Johnson Is Hollywood’s Biggest Star, Why Did ‘Rampage’ Open Soft?
“Rampage” opened #1 last weekend at just under $36 million, with Dwayne Johnson its only name draw. Is that enough to make The Rock the biggest movie star in Hollywood — or, is his greatest asset the near-complete dearth of actors who can open movies?

Johnson’s marquee value is well documented. Since 2011, he appeared in eight films that grossed over $100 million (nine if you include the animated “Moana”). “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and “The Fate of the Furious” in 2017 each exceeded $200 million. However, times have changed. Once, being a top star meant your movies were always the year’s biggest movies. Now, in an era where animation and comic-book adaptations are the biggest draws, an actor’s own larger-than-life appeal is less important.

Rampage” should make around $90 million domestic and another $300 million or so additional overseas. Expect it to make $400 worldwide, perhaps a little more. With production and marketing costs topping $220 million,
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Rampage Review

Dwayne Johnson has this remarkable ability of taking somewhat mediocre productions and making them engaging and entertaining, proving himself to be one of Hollywood’s most dependable leading men at present. Yet even his distinct charisma and unwavering affability is not enough to save Brad Peyton’s blockbuster Rampage.

Johnson plays Davis Okoye, a primatologist who shares an affinity with albino gorilla George, who he has cared for ever since the latter was an infant. George is then the victim of a genetic experiment carried out by Claire Wyden (Malin Akerman), which causes creatures to grow in both physical stature and in aggression, which alerts Agent Russell (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) as they hope to capture George and put an end to the havoc this gigantic ape is wreaking. It’s on Davis and the discredited genetic engineer Dr. Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris) to find an antidote, while in the meantime
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Woody Harrelson is Reportedly Playing Carnage in The Venom Movie

When Woody Harrelson was cast in Venom, there was speculation among fans that maybe he could end up playing Carnage in the film. Well, according to a new report from Bleeding Cool, he actually will be playing Carnage. The entertainment news site has been hit or miss with their movie scoop intel, so even though they say they can confirm it, we are going to treat it as a rumor for now.

However, if Woody Harrelson is playing Carnage that would be awesome! He is a great actor, who has played some wicked cool villains, and I'm sure he would do some great things with bringing the character to life on the big screen. 

I have no idea how exactly Carnage will be portrayed in the movie, but in the comics, he is a serial killer named Cletus Kasady who is infected by the alien symbiote. Carnage is one of Spider-Man's most murderous,
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Rumor Has It That There Won't Be Much of Venom in the Upcoming Venom Movie

A new rumor has surfaced regarding Tom Hardy's upcoming Venom movie and if it proves to be true, fans probably won't be happy. According to Manabyte.com, Venom is reportedly hardly in the film.

I hope that's not the case! The first trailer that was released for the film saw a lot of backlash from fans. Not just because there was no Venom, but it just wasn't an interesting trailer. It looked like a trailer you might see for a generic thriller. This is all just a rumor at this point, but just in case...

The untested site reports that according to an alleged plot break down that’s being spread around, "the majority of the movie sees the symbiote manifest itself via veins on Brock’s arms, tendrils, additional arms, and a shield during a car chase. The plot spoilers match up with scenes in the teaser trailer exactly,
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Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong and Chris Parnell Join ‘Goosebumps 2’ (Exclusive)

Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong and Chris Parnell Join ‘Goosebumps 2’ (Exclusive)
Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong, and Chris Parnell are joining the ensemble of “Goosebumps 2,” sources tell Variety.

They join the previously announced cast of Madison Iseman, Ben O’Brien, Caleel Harris and Jeremy Ray Taylor, who are set to star.

Ari Sandel is developing the project, which is one of multiple iterations based on the dozens of books in the series that the studio is developing.

Neal H. Moritz of Original Film and Deborah Forte of Silvertongue Films are producing.

R.L. Stine’s book series has sold over 350 million copies worldwide and inspired the studio to make a movie following the books’ author, played by Jack Black, and what happens after his stories begin to become a reality in a small town. 2015’s “Goosebumps” went on to gross $150 million worldwide.

Plot details are currently unknown, but are expected to focus on iconic characters and storylines featured in the “Goosebumps” series. The
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DC Entertainment Wants Michael Bay To Direct Lobo and He Has Met With Them

DC Entertainment Wants Michael Bay To Direct Lobo and He Has Met With Them
It looks like Michael Bay actually might jump into the DC universe and Warner Bors. is looking to hire him to direct the feature film adaptation of Lobo. If he takes the job, it will be his first real superhero movie. According to The Wrap, the studio think's Lobo "could be their answer to Deadpool" and they think Bay is the guy who will deliver the goods.
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The First Teaser Trailer For Tom Hardy's Venom Has Been Unleashed

Sony Pictures has released the first teaser trailer for Tom Hardy's Venom, and unfortunately, it doesn't give us much. This is very much a tease of what's to come. It features a lot of Tom Hardy, but it doesn't show us what he'll actually look like as Venom. 

It pretty much sets the stage for the story and Eddie Brock's transformation. This first teaser trailer didn't really do anything to get me excited, but I'm still looking forward to seeing how this movie turns out! I still hope that it's good! Maybe you'll enjoy the trailer more than I did. I just expected a better first impression. 

Tom Hardy stars as Eddie Brock, the host for Venom. He will be joined by Michelle Williams (The Greatest Showman), Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Jenny Slate (Zootopia) and Woody Harrelson (True Detective).

Venom is being directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland,
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Here’s The First Poster For ‘Venom’, Trailer Due Thursday!

Sony Pictures has treated us to our very first look at Venom via a new poster, and promises a debut teaser trailer for Thursday. Tom Hardy leads the cast of the film, which is due in cinemas later in the year.

Shooting has now wrapped on the Spider-Man spin-off and the filmmakers are deep in sure-to-be extensive post-production. Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate and Woody Harrelson are also amongst the cast of the high-profile Sony Pictures movie.

Venom is directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) and written by Scott Rosenberg (Pain & Gain, Jumanji) & Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2). It has an October 5th, 2018 release date already set.

Take a look at the poster above, and come back for the trailer on Thursday afternoon.

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Michael Bay May Go On A 'Ghost Recon' For His Next Directorial Effort

Michael Bay May Go On A 'Ghost Recon' For His Next Directorial Effort
So, Michael Bay tried to make a small scale movie, delivering the roided out "Pain & Gain" this spring, which did $49 million domestically, hardly the numbers you want with a movie starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson. With hundreds of millions already pretty much guaranteed for "Robot Hot Wheels: The Movie" aka "Transformers 4," it seems Bay is in no hurry to try something intimate (as much as that's possible) again. So how about another potential franchise? Variety reports that Bay is developing Ubisoft's videogame series "Ghost Recon" with an eye to direct. Just like the Tom Hardy starring "Splinter Cell," this is a Tom Clancy-branded property, also centering on a military ops unit, though in the hands of Bay he will probably find a way to work in a Victoria's Secret model somehow. But really, it's just a bunch of dudes with cool weapons running around and going on
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Dwayne Johnson to Star in HBO Dramedy Pilot

Dwayne Johnson to Star in HBO Dramedy Pilot
Just days after winning the top spot at the box office with their action feature Pain & Gain, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Mark Wahlberg are back at it. The duo are teaming up for a half-hour dramedy pilot set up at HBO about the lives of retired athletes living in Miami, The Hollywood Reporter has learned, with Johnson attached to star. The untitled Miami athletes project hails from Stephen Levinson (Entourage), who will pen the script and executive produce alongside Mark Wahlberg, Johnson, Dany Garcia and Peter Berg, the latter of whom will direct the pilot. A search

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Box Office Report: Michael Bay's 'Pain & Gain' Opens No. 1 With $20 Million

Box Office Report: Michael Bay's 'Pain & Gain' Opens No. 1 With $20 Million
Michael Bay's Pain & Gain -- headlining Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson -- topped the North American box office with $20 million on the final weekend before summer tentpoles begin rolling out. The bigger box office headline was overseas, where Disney and Marvel Studios' Iron Man 3 opened to a mammoth $195.3 million, bigger than last year's The Avengers and boding well for the threequel's domestic launch on May 3 (Iron Man 3 officially kicks off the summer box office). Pain & Gain, from Paramount and based on a true story, is a marked departure for Bay in both storyline and

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Michael Bay’s ‘Pain & Gain’ Tops $20M Slow Weekend; Robert DeNiro’s ‘Big Wedding’ Bombs $7.5M

Michael Bay’s ‘Pain & Gain’ Tops $20M Slow Weekend; Robert DeNiro’s ‘Big Wedding’ Bombs $7.5M
Summer 2013 can’t start quickly enough for me when I’ll have some decent grosses to go gaga over. For now 2 newcomers debuted during a slow $84M weekend down -19% from last year. Pain & Gain (2,950 theaters) is #1 this weekend. My sources say it opened with $7.4M Friday – including $750K in Thursday evening/Friday midnights – and $7.7M Saturday for a $20M weekend. That’s so-so for the Paramount Pictures true crime comedy that had uneven reviews and a mediocre ‘C+’ CinemaScore from audiences – but only a $26M budget. Pain & Gain was part of Michael Bay’s 2-picture deal with Paramount that also included Transformers 4. Stars Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson deferred their compensation in return for big back ends. Surprising that the combination of them couldn’t open this pic with a bigger number. Hey, the studio encouraged Bay to do his best Coen
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Box Office Report: 'Pain & Gain' Tops Friday, Eyeing $20.5 Million Weekend

Box Office Report: 'Pain & Gain' Tops Friday, Eyeing $20.5 Million Weekend
Paramount's Pain and Gain took in $7.5 million on Friday, putting the Michael Bay pic on course for a $20.5 million opening, good enough for a No. 1 finish at the North American box office. Box office observers, however, will be watching to see if an overall C+ CinemaScore hurts the movie, which headlines Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson (those under the age of 35 gave the pic a B). Video: 'Pain & Gain': Making Comedy Out of Tragedy Pain & Gain, based on a true story, is a marked departure for Bay in both storyline and scope.

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In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Pain & Gain,' 'Kon-Tiki' and More

In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Pain & Gain,' 'Kon-Tiki' and More
Time to hit the gym this weekend. Pain & Gain stars Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson as two Florida-based bodybuilders who kidnap, extort and torture regular gym member and rich businessman Victor Kershaw (Tony Shalhoub) for his finances. Director Michael Bay's film is based on a true story documented by a series of 1999 Miami News Times articles. The action comedy also stars Ken Jeong, Rebel Wilson and Ed Harris. Read what The Hollywood Reporter's film critics have to say about all the films opening this weekend and find out how they are expected to perform at the box office.

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Box Office Report: 'Pain & Gain' Hopes to Hit $20 Million in North American Debut

Box Office Report: 'Pain & Gain' Hopes to Hit $20 Million in North American Debut
Michael Bay's Pain & Gain is poised to win the weekend box office race unless Oblivion overperforms in its second outing. Headlining a buff Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson, Pain & Gain is a marked departure for Bay in both storyline and scope. The dark action comedy cost a modest $26 million to produce, according to Paramount (at CinemaCon last week, Bay called the film his "small" movie). Photos: 'Pain & Gain' Premiere Pumps Up Hollywood The studio is projecting a weekend opening in the high teens for Pain & Gain, but tracking suggests it could cross $20 million. The

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'Pain & Gain' Star Dwayne Johnson Recovering After Hernia Surgery

'Pain & Gain' Star Dwayne Johnson Recovering After Hernia Surgery
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is recovering from hernia surgery. "Surgery a success! Dr repaired 3 hernial tears (fun pain). Superman is on the mend.. #WeFallWeRise," the 40-year-old actor-wrestler tweeted Tuesday with a photo of himself in a hospital bed, wearing a Superman T-shirt and hospital cap while flexing his muscles.

Johnson missed the premiere of his upcoming movie, Pain & Gain, in Los Angeles on Monday, as a result of the surgery. He is now recovering at home. On Sunday, he shared with his 4.5 million

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Watch: Trailer for Michael Bay's '90s Set 'Pain & Gain' with Wahlberg, Johnson & Mackie

Watch: Trailer for Michael Bay's '90s Set 'Pain & Gain' with Wahlberg, Johnson & Mackie
Oh, Michael Bay. Keep milking the pockets of teenage boys and overgrown manchildren as long as you can, because one day--there is hope--the dominating movie tastes will change. In Bay's upcoming "Pain & Gain," out April 26, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie star as bodybuilders who get caught up in some illegal scheming du jour. Who wouldn't be excited for a ladies' night double feature with this and Steven Soderbergh's "Magic Mike"?
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