In This Means War, two CIA spies (Tom Hardy and Chris Pine) go all out to win over Reese Witherspoon. But is this romantic action flick worth their efforts?
Even before opening, this movie was off to a rocky start. Fearing it couldn't compete with The Vow for Valentine's Day weekend, 20th Century Fox pushed back This Means War to this weekend (with a sneak peak in select markets on Tuesday). That was probably a good move because The Vow had a monster opening. So now it's This Means War's turn at the box office.
What did resident ReelzChannel movie experts Leonard Maltin and Richard Roeper have to say about it? Well, one called it "wildly implausible," and the other says it gets "sillier and sillier" as it goes. Check out both of their reviews. watch Roeper's and Maltin's reviews >> Posted 02.17.12 by Chris
20th Century Fox has finally scheduled a release date for The Wolverine, its oft-delayed, stand-alone sequel to 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Actor Hugh Jackman will reprise his role as Marvel Comics' most popular mutant for the fifth time on July 26, 2013, ComingSoon reports.
The Wolverine hasn't had an easy time marching toward its release date, as original director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) quit a month before production was set to start. Once new director James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line) jumped on board to replace Aronofsky, a November start was eyed, but bad weather delayed the shoot until sometime after Jackman finished his work on the musical adaptation of Les Miserables. While no official start date has been announced, production will have to start sometime this summer if the movie wants to reach its release date. more about The Wolverine and This Means War's new date >> Posted 02.08.12 by Ryan
Actors who choose to take on the roles of larger-than-life fictional supervillains face many challenges, from the ceaseless scrutiny of the fans who have preconceived notions about how the character is supposed to look, talk, and behave, to the mental exercises required to get into the mindset to play a megalomaniacal killer. In a recent interview with the U.K. Press Association, Tom Hardy revealed that the most difficult part of bringing Batman's (Christian Bale) nemesis, Bane, to life in The Dark Knight Rises had to do more with the costume that he had to wear than the need to go to a "dark place" to play the "brutal" villain. what did Hardy say? >> Posted 02.02.12 by BrentJS
Tom Hardy will be the "bane" of Batman's existence in The Dark Knight Rises later this year, but before that the English actor will play game-wrecker to the new Capt. Kirk (Chris Pine, Star Trek) in director McG's (Charlie's Angels, Terminator Salvation) upcoming romantic action-comedy, This Means War.
When two lifelong best friends (Hardy & Pine) who happen to be CIA operatives fall for the same woman (Reese Witherspoon), they decide to let her choose which one of them she will date. Of course, that doesn't mean that they plan on playing fair (they are spies, after all). As shown in the new preview clip that was just released, the two friends use all of the intelligence-gathering tools and high-tech toys at their disposal to win her heart and make the other guy look as bad as possible. watch the preview clip >> Posted 01.31.12 by BrentJS
Tim Burton's latest project, Big Eyes, has big news. Despite being an independent film, Burton and co-writer/directors Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski just snagged A-listers Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Reynolds to star as the 1960's famous artistic couple, Margaret and Walter Keane.
Big Eyes is based on the true story of kitsch art icon, Margaret Keane (Witherspoon), who is best known for her paintings of grief-stricken, wide-eyed children. However, after their divorce, the Keanes became embroiled in a bitter dispute over the origins and authenticity of their paintings — her ex-husband Walter (Reynolds) claimed for years that the paintings were his but was challenged by Margaret in court, resulting in a well-documented "paint off." hear what the writers are saying >>> Posted 01.23.12 by reelz
Twentieth Century Fox has moved up the release of director McG's (Terminator Salvation) new movie, This Means War, to Valentine's Day in the hopes of luring in those moviegoing romantics who like a little action with their rom-coms.
The movie, written by Tim Dowling (Role Models) and Simon Kinberg (Sherlock Holmes), stars Chris Pine (Star Trek) and Tom Hardy (upcoming The Dark Knight Rises) as best friends working together for the CIA who decide to let the woman (Reese Witherspoon) they are both in love with decide which one of them she will date. Of course, neither is truly willing to admit defeat — or play fair — so they turn their talents as spies toward making the other suitor look as bad as possible. Chelsea Handler, Abigail Spencer, David Koechner, Til Schweiger and Angela Bassett also star. watch the trailer >> Posted 01.19.12 by BrentJS
Do you find yourself constantly at odds with your significant other when it comes to date night at the movies because she wants to see a romantic comedy, but you're itching for action (or vice versa)? Well, the latest movie from McG (Charlie's Angels, Terminator Salvation), This Means War, aims to be the one movie that you can both agree upon.
Written by Tim Dowling (Role Models) and Simon Kinberg (Sherlock Holmes), This Means War stars Chris Pine (Star Trek) and Tom Hardy (upcoming The Dark Knight Rises) as lifelong best friends who turn their deadly skills as spies for the CIA against each other when they both fall for the same woman (Reese Witherspoon). The first trailer has been playing in theaters since early October, but now a new international trailer has been released that's racier than the American version, amping up both the violence and the sex. watch the trailer >> Posted 12.06.11 by BrentJS
Reese Witherspoon's previous romantic comedy, last year's How Do You Know, had two men fighting for her affection, but, clearly, the fighting wasn't physical enough. In her latest romcom, This Means War, Chris Pine (Star Trek) and Tom Hardy (Inception) are literally throwing themselves through windows and jumping out of airplanes for her affections.
Pine and Hardy play two CIA agents and best friends who both fall for the same woman (Witherspoon). Instead of turning to reason and rational compromise, the two agents decide to let Witherspoon choose between the two. Of course, all that means is that the two agents use their highly-trained skills and high-tech gadgetry against each other whenever the other is trying to romance Witherspoon, who isn't get much help on her end from her best friend (Chelsea Handler) and her questionable advice. watch the trailer >> Posted 10.14.11 by Ryan
Director Joseph "McG" McGinty Nichol (Terminator Salvation) has been in production on the action/romance/spy comedy This Means War since September, but he's still adding cast members. The movie concerns two CIA agents and best friends (Chris Pine and Tom Hardy) who fall in love with the same woman (Reese Witherspoon).
THR reports that Abigail Spencer (AMC's Mad Men, the upcoming Cowboys and Aliens) has joined the cast as Hardy's ex-wife. Spencer joins a cast that also includes David Koechner (Anchorman), Chelsea Handler (Chelsea Lately), Til Schweiger (Inglourious Basterds), and Angela Bassett, who recently joined as the CIA boss who has dedicated her life to the agency and has no life outside the spy business.
Tim Dowling will end up with credit for the script, which has undergone several rewrites in its 10 year production history. This means War is expected to open sometime in the summer of 2011 and, from the recent spy pics released by HeyUGuys, it looks like Witherspoon, Pine, and Hardy are having a good time on the set. Posted 12.06.10 by Ryan
Director Joseph "McG" McGinty Nichol may soon be trading one war for another. McG fast-forwarded the Terminator franchise into the "War of the Machines" in Terminator Salvation last year and now he may be ready to engage in a different type of conflict in This Means War. According to Variety, McG took a meeting on the 20th Century Fox lot last week to discuss directing the action-comedy that has been kicking around Fox for years.
In development at Will Smith's Overbrook production company, This Means War has gone through many revisions and permutations over the years. At different points in time, such disparate talents as actor-comedian Martin Lawrence (Wild Hogs) and director Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean) were attached to the movie.
Apparently, what finally put the project on the fast track to development after nearly a decade was the most recent version of the script, penned by Tim Dowling (Role Models). The story revolves around two covert operatives who are lifelong friends until they both fall for the same woman.Bradley Cooper has signed on for one of the spy roles, while Reese Witherspoon will play the woman in the middle. Variety also stated that it was Dowling's script that attracted Cooper and Witherspoon to the movie.
This Means War is considered a "priority project" at Fox and could go into production as early as late spring. No other cast announcements have been made at this time. Posted 02.22.10 by BrentJS