"Get busy living, or get busy dying."
With his velvety smooth voice, wise eyes and confident, reassuring demeanor, Morgan Freeman has become one of the most popular and respected actors working today, imbuing any movie he appears in with class and gravitas. Freeman struggled to find steady work as an actor for decades before his breakout performance in the 1987 movie Street Smart earned him an Academy Award nomination, but he has appeared in one or more movies every year since then, save for 1999. This year will be one of his most prolific yet, with major roles in four movies — Oblivion, Now You See Me, Olympus Has Fallen and Last Vegas. In his career, he's played a pimp, a principal, a prisoner, a president, a procurer of Bat-gadgets and even God, but what is his best movie role? Help us rank the movies of Morgan Freeman.
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Posted 03.18.13 by BrentJS
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Legendary action movie icon Bruce Willis can currently be seen on the big screen in his fifth go-round as John McClane, the perpetually "wrong guy in the wrong place at the wrong time," in A Good Day to Die Hard. In his 28-year career as an actor, Willis has starred in more than 60 movies — five last year alone — playing such diverse characters as a time travelling hitman, a deep-sea oil driller (in space), a taxicab driver (in space), a dead child psychologist, an honorable boxer with a killer hook, an assassin named "Mr. Goodkat," a professional gambler named "Dink," and a charming killer named "The Tulip." Some of his movies have become classics, while others...not so much, but they all boast one thing: Willis himself, a bonafide movie star the likes of which are rarely seen in Hollywood anymore. Pour yourself a refreshing glass of Seagram's Golden Wine Cooler, queue up The Return of Bruno on your iPod and help us select Willis' best movies.
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Posted 03.04.13 by BrentJS
We love movies and we especially love movies with great ensemble casts. There's nothing better than seeing our favorite actors and actresses sharing screen time with one another, feeding off of each others' performances and upping each others' game. With a decent script and the right director, a great ensemble cast can create cinematic gold.
It's because of our love for movies with great ensemble casts that we are eagerly anticipating writer-director Martin McDonagh's (In Bruges) new black comedy, Seven Psychopaths. The plot is a bit out there, but with a cast that includes Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson, we're sure to be treated to some combustible onscreen chemistry. Seven Psychopaths doesn't come out until next week, so help us pass the time until its release by rating the Top 10 Great Ensembles in Good Movies.
Rate the Top 10 Great Ensembles in Good Movies >> Posted 10.01.12 by BrentJS
Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables may have been the most-hyped action movie of 2010 to star an ensemble cast of aging actors, but it wasn't the only movie of the sort that year, nor the most successful. Director Robert Schwentke's RED, which opened just two months after The Expendables and starred veteran actors Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, and Dame Helen Mirren, managed to net slightly more than Stallone's flick when taking into account its smaller budget.
Summit Entertainment didn't waste much time mulling over whether or not the movie's success warranted a follow-up, hiring RED screenwriters Jon and Erich Hoeber to pen a sequel only three months after RED debuted in theaters, but there's been very little news about RED 2 in the year-plus since the duo was hired. Schwentke filled up his schedule with other movies while waiting for RED 2 to get the green light, but Variety has reported that Summit is in "final negotiations" with Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot to take the helm of the sequel. more about RED >> Posted 02.18.12 by BrentJS
While attending the premiere of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura was asked about two other sequels he is working on — G.I. Joe 2 and a sequel to last year's $186 million worldwide-grossing, action-comedy RED.
Di Bonaventura told MTV that they've got a good script for the sequel, written by RED screenwriters Erich and Jon Hoeber, leaving them to assemble the ensemble cast, which included Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, and John Malkovich. ninja fans, prepare to "love" G.I. Joe 2 >> Posted 06.30.11 by Ryan
Summit Entertainment's adaptation of RED scored at the box office, earning $164 million on a $58 million dollar budget. That must be why Collider reports that Summit has hired RED screenwriters Erich and Jon Hoeber to pen a sequel.
Based on the comic book by created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, RED sported an Oscar caliber cast that included Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Richard Dreyfuss, John Malkovich, and Ernest Borgnine. A cast that star Bruce Willis once referred to as "The Yankees".
There's no word on what the sequel will be about as the original comic book only lasted three issues and took up only a portion of the original's screen time before the movie ventured away from the source material. Both Hamner and Ellis have praised the adaptation, though they point out that the movie is "its own thing."
Also, a sequel script isn't exactly a sign that the RED sequel has the green light. But if Summit like the script, the Collider report speculates that the sequel will be made since RED was the most profitable movie Summit has produced outside of the Twilight Saga franchise. Then all they have to do is re-assemble its busy ensemble.
Robert Schwentke (The Time Traveler's Wife) directed RED, which co-starred Karl Urban and Mary-Louise Parker. Posted 01.18.11 by Ryan
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|Megamind ||$47.7M ||$47.7M ||Animated antihero comedy with Will Ferrell leads best box office kick-off for a holiday season |
|Due Date ||$33.5M ||$33.7M ||Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis deliver highest-grossing opening for an R-rated comedy in November |
|For Colored Girls ||$20.1M ||$20.1M ||Tyler Perry's star-studded adaptation has fans, not critics, to thank. |
|RED ||$8.8M ||$71.9M ||Comedy about aging CIA agents hangs tough, dropping just one spot from last week. |
|Saw 3D ||$8.2M ||$38.8M ||The only wide-screen release from the previous weekend manages to place again despite 66% drop-off from opening weekend. |
Posted 11.08.10 by reelz
RED has one of the bigger-name casts of all the fall flicks: Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Bruce Willis, and Morgan Freeman. By our count that's 11 Academy Award nominations and two wins. Does it live up to the talent involved?
Posted 10.14.10 by reelz
"...it's absolutely, thoroughly enjoyable. Red rocks like some giddy mash-up of It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, The Manchurian Candidate, Three Days of the Condor, and every movie ever made in which a hired gun yanks at his holster for One Last Stand to kill the one who brung him in the first place."— Robert Wilonsky, Village Voice
"Although tailor-made for genre fans, it benefits from flavors of humor and romance that keep its appeal from being fanboy-only."— John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"...serves as a throwback to the no-gloss psychological tack of Walking Tall and other '70s exploitation classics..."— Peter Debruge, Variety
"RED stands for "Retired, Extremely Dangerous," though "Reasonably Entertaining Diversion" works too."— Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"...so sleepy and corny as to render itself worthless."— Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
Director Robert Schwentke's new movie, RED, opens this Friday and, though it's based on the gritty action comic book by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, the movie doesn't easily fit into the typical "action movie" category. Sure, RED—about a team of "Retired, Extremely Dangerous" CIA operatives who decide to fight back after the agency targets them for termination—contains bone-crunching fist fights, over-the-top pyrotechnics, tons of spent ammunition, and '90s action hero Bruce Willis, but it also supplies plenty of yucks from typically-serious actors like John Malkovich and Academy Award-winners Morgan Freeman and Dame Helen Mirren, as these recently released new clips from the movie will attest. watch four more clips >> Posted 10.13.10 by BrentJS
Warner Bros.' upcoming comic book adaptation of RED follows Bruce Willis as a retired CIA operative who must assemble his old team (John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman) when they are targeted for termination by their old employer. Along for the ride is Mary-Louise Parker, who learns in the latest clip from MTV, why Mirren is considered "Retired and Extremely Dangerous." Watch the clip >> Posted 10.13.10 by Ryan