"I take no pleasure in taking a life if it's from a person who doesn't care about it."
Though we may never get to see Gary Oldman play Commissioner Gordon again now that Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy has ended — that is, unless the recent rumor that Warner Bros. is planning to use the Justice League movie as "a vehicle for Christian Bale to reprise his role as Batman" is true, in which case a cameo by Gotham’s top cop wouldn’t be out of the question — we will get to see him play a former police commissioner in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Add his stint as Sirius Black in the Harry Potter movies and his recently completed work as Norton in MGM's Robocop remake and that makes four major tentpole franchises for Oldman.
Long before Oldman became a staple of summer popcorn movies, he had already developed a strong cult following for playing deliciously dark (Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's Dracula), terrifyingly sadistic (Warden Glenn in Murder in the First) and mesmerizingly maniacal (Norman Stansfield in Léon: The Professional) villains. The man once dubbed "psycho deluxe" for his over-the-top bad guy roles plays the hero more often than not these days, but when he funnels the same energy and intensity into quieter performances they simmer, as in his Oscar-winning role as disgraced spy George Smiley in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Punk rocker, vampire, drug dealer, corrupt cop, good cop, shapeshifting wizard, spy — Oldman masterfully played each character with zeal, but which roles were his best?
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"Nothing wrong with shooting as long as the right people get shot!"
It's exciting to watch TV shows and movies where the police officers doggedly pursue every lead and put together a by-the-book, airtight case to bring the bad guys to justice. But, it's often far more thrilling to watch the exploits of cops who toss the book out the window and go rogue in pursuit of justice. Tom Cruise is currently taking matters into his own hands as the title character in Jack Reacher and it looks like Steven Seagal — whose career was launched playing rogue cops — will be doing things his own way in the new season of True Justice. What we want to know is which movie has the best rogue cop. Turn on your police scanner, grab a donut and help us choose the movie cops who make going rogue look good.
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Posted 01.11.13 by BrentJS
"No women, no kids, that's the rules."
In a civil society, there are few professions more reprehensible than that of hitman, cleaner, assassin, a job that, by definition, requires the death of another human being to exist at all. In real life, you wouldn't want to meet a hitman, let alone get to know one, but Hollywood hitmen are often far more interesting, engaging, relatable and...handsome, like Brad Pitt in his new movie, Killing Them Softly. Of course, it wouldn't be fair to dismiss Pitt's second go-round — the first being John Smith in Mr. & Mrs. Smith — as a contender for the movie hitmen hall of fame based solely on his looks, so we'll reserve judgment until Killing Them Softly debuts on Friday. In the meantime, help us determine what sort of competition Pitt's Jackie Cogan is up against by ranking the best movie hitmen of all time.
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Weeknights after the movies Posted 11.26.12 by BrentJS
"No women, no kids, right?"
Back in 1994, The Professional was a debut for both actress Natalie Portman and French director Luc Besson, who was making his first English language movie after gaining attention with 1991's La Femme Nikita and would eventually move on to direct 1997's The Fifth Element and write and produce the Transporter and the Taken movies. Meanwhile, Portman was making her big screen debut, and, after Hollywood took notice of Portman's mature performance, the rest is history for the Academy Award–winning actress.
The Professional follows Portman as 12 year old Mathilda, who becomes the apprentice to a hitman named Leon (Jean Reno), after her family is murdered by a corrupt DEA agent (Gary Oldman). The Professional (aka Leon in Europe) is a sort of "spiritual" sequel to La Femme Nikita, with Reno playing a similar hitman "cleaner," though, unlike his character in La Femme Nikita, Reno's Leon seems to have more of a soul. Oldman's Agent Standfield, however, doesn't and his deliciously over-the-top villain is one of the reasons that The Professional has become a classic. the professional
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Great hit men aren't born, they're trained. Or rebooted. Or both, as is the case with this week's The Mechanic, a remake of the 1972 Charles Bronson movie with the same title. When you're done watching super-assassin Jason Statham putting newbie Ben Foster through his paces in the The Mechanic¸ we recommend looking back to 1994, when a dizzyingly precocious Natalie Portman entered Jean Reno's training program in The Professional, a movie that's currently playing on Encore. Get schooled by these two assassin movies >> Posted 01.26.11 by reelz