"Shane is just a genius!" — Robert Downey, Jr.
In last year's The Avengers, Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), risked his life to protect the Earth from an invading alien armada. How do you top saving the entire world and all six billion-plus people in it? That was the quandary facing Marvel Studios in the post-Avengers Marvel Cinematic Universe. Rather than hiring someone like Jerry Bruckheimer or Michael Bay to go bigger and even more bombastic, Marvel went the opposite direction, tapping Shane Black to co-write and direct a smaller and more personal adventure for Stark in his third solo movie, Iron Man 3.
Though you may not know his name, chances are you are already familiar with Shane Black's work. Fresh out of college, he wrote a screenplay that launched an action movie franchise and catapulted a little known actor to stardom. He would go on to write a string of action movies on his way to becoming the highest paid screenwriter in Hollywood. If the high-intensity trailer for Iron Man 3 that aired during the Super Bowl is any indication, Black is about to reached similar heights of success as a director. Get ahead of the curve and find out everything you need to know to sound knowledgeable about Black and his work before the movie comes out by watching the list of movies we've prepared for you. "Water is wet, the sky is blue" and Shane Black still knows action >> Posted 02.07.13 by BrentJS
"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
"Now that's a real badge, I'm a real cop, and this is a real f*cking gun!"
Shane Black is making headlines today as the co-writer and director of Marvel Studios' latest superhero movie, Iron Man 3, but back in the late '80s and early '90s Black made headlines for being the hottest screenwriter in Hollywood. Black sold his first screenplay — Lethal Weapon — at the age of 23 for $250,000 and was the highest paid screenwriter in the business less than a decade later. Tonight, we're going to revisit Black's early success with the one-two punch of Lethal Weapon and Lethal Weapon 2.
The first movie introduces homicide detective Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover), a by-the-book family man on the verge of retirement. Much to his chagrin, Murtaugh is partnered with suicidal narcotics officer Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) to investigate an apparent suicide that puts them on the scent of a heroin-smuggling ring.
The sequel picks up pretty much right where the first movie left off, with Riggs shooting first and asking questions later and Murtaugh lamenting, "I'm too old for this sh*t." After the pair discover a trunk full of smuggled South African Krugerrands, they become the target of the smugglers and are forced to take on another case, protecting a whistleblower by the name of Leo Getz (Joe Pesci). Getz turns out to be linked to the smugglers, however, which puts Riggs and Murtaugh right back in the crosshairs of the South African diplomat (Joss Ackland) behind the operation.lethal weapon 1 & 2
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This week, reports announced Warner Bros. was moving forward with a reboot of Lethal Weapon, hiring Will Beall (the upcoming Gangster Squad) to write the screenplay. Danny Glover, who partnered up with Mel Gibson for four installments of the franchise was asked by MTV what he thought of the reboot, and his response was, you guessed it, "I'm too old for this."
Glover also remarked that he felt satisfied with the previous Lethal Weapon movies.
I'd like to think that the four we did were still magical and people will still reference the four Lethal Weapon's. I like whatever we've done before in the past.
Glover attributed the movies' success to director Richard Donner, saying "there's no way this could have been done, the four Lethal Weapon movies, without Richard Donner."
Warner Bros. is planning to add a new cast and director for the reboot. Posted 01.23.11 by Ryan
After more than a decade, Sergeants Riggs and Murtaugh will once again be hitting the streets of L.A., but don't expect to see Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in the roles they made famous in four Lethal Weapon movies.
According to Deadline, Warner Bros. (WB) has hired former L.A. homicide detective Will Beall to pen a new Lethal Weapon movie that will reboot the franchise with a new cast.
Beall, who spent years patrolling the mean streets of L.A. as a beat cop and anti-gang investigator with the 77th Division of the LAPD, is the author of the explosive crime novel L.A. Rex and wrote the screenplay for Gangster Squad, which is being adapted into a movie directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland). what happened to Lethal Weapon 5? >> Posted 01.21.11 by BrentJS
For most, Christmas is a happy time rife with warm family memories, selfless gift giving, gentle snowfalls, and the sharing of the season's goodwill tidings.
For others, Christmas is a time when you can't step into an elevator without being subject to the Muzak version of "O Holy Night." When going to your local pharmacy means being guilted into giving up your spare change by a guy with a bell who looks like he just got released from prison.
We've got 6 movie recommendations for those with a more cynical perspective of the season. They offer the chance to enjoy some seasonal cinematic joys with more edge and less good cheer. From German terrorists to singing skeletons, little green monsters to an alcoholic St. Nick, we've got all the bases covered.
To find out when these Bah Humbug selections are playing, check out our Holiday TV Movie Guide: The 12 Flavors of Christmas. Posted 12.11.09 by reelz
Already tired of hearing Christmas jingles when you're just trying to get your morning caffeine fix at Starbucks? Not feeling that warm and fuzzy holiday cheer just yet?
Not everyone thinks this is the jolliest season of the year. And while Hollywood has been responsible for more than a few schmaltzy seasonal tales, they've also thrown the occasional curveball for those of us who see Christmas as more hassle than magical.
Today we count down 6 Movies for People Who Hate Christmas. Bah, Humbug! Posted 12.04.08 by reelz
Give Mel Gibson some credit: He may be nuttier than a fruitcake, but at least he still has his dignity. Director Richard Donner confirmed to the Los Angeles Times today that the Braveheart Oscar winner and owner of Malibu has opted against starring in a proposed fifth chapter of Lethal Weapon -- a move that signals, as Donner puts it, that the project is now "dead in the water."
Gibson's decision bucks the recent trend, established by fellow aging action stars Sylvester Stallone and Harrison Ford, of going back to the well and resurrecting long-dormant franchises like Rambo and Indiana Jones in the hopes of staying relevant. Lethal Weapon 5 had been gathering steam of late thanks to the efforts of writer/director Shane Black, who penned the first Lethal Weapon and had hoped to write and direct the proposed re-boot. Posted 10.13.08 by reelz