Like Charlie's Angels, but dangerous!
Even though the The Expendables 2 was a bit redundant and perhaps too self-aware at times, it was still an entertaining action movie with all-star cast appeal. A sequel is already in development, with Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage, Harrison Ford and Clint Eastwood all being courted to join the cast. Noticeably absent from that list are the names of any female action movie stars. We say, if the gimmick of the franchise is surprising new cast additions, why not push it further than bringing in Indy by bringing in Ripley or The Bride.
Or, better yet, how about a stand-alone movie with an all-female cast of female action heroes from yesterday and today? Just think of the possibilities!
Imagine a revenge movie written and directed by Quentin Tarantino about an all-female super-spy team run by Sigourney Weaver, with members that include: Uma Thurman as the knife expert; Gina Carano as the pugilist/demolitions expert; Jada Pinkett Smith as the animal/gun expert; Kate Beckinsale as the poison expert/seductress; Chloë Moretz as the trainee (Fox Force Five!). But, enough about our fantasy she-woman action movie. We want to know what you think: Which female action movie stars of yesterday and today do you think could make the line-up in an all-female Expendables-style movie?
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Posted 10.13.12 by BrentJS
It might not have Arnold Schwarzenegger or Sharon Stone but the remake of Total Recall makes up for those omissions by having one of the sexiest cast, Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, and Bryan Cranston (yes, we consider Cranston sexy), in recent memory.
So, in celebration of this gorgeous cast (including the infamous three-breasted prostitute), we invite you to check out or photos galleries of the cast of Total Recall. And if you're still on fence about actually seeing the movie in theaters or not, check after the jump for Richard Roeper's review. check out roeper's review >> Posted 08.05.12 by Chris
Whether or not you're happy about the upcoming remake of Total Recall or are unaware or never saw director Paul Verhoeven's 1990 adaptation, Columbia Pictures plans to sell audiences on the movie by releasing footage of the high-adrenaline action that director Len Wiseman (Underworld, Live Free or Die Hard) has in store.
Building off of the action-packed trailer released in April, the second feature-length trailer starts off similarly, with factory worker Doug Quaid (Colin Farrell) admitting to his wife (Kate Beckinsale) that he isn't happy with his life. He eventually ends up at a memory-implanting company called Rekall, where things go quickly awry. Quaid becomes a hunted man and discovers that he may be a spy. Or is he? The trailer doesn't slow down long enough to answer as it provides more of the fight between Quaid and his "wife," as well as more chase scenes, more fight scenes, and more overall explosion-ness than the previous trailer. watch the new trailer >> Posted 06.28.12 by Ryan
Ever since the trailer premiered over a month ago, news on the Total Recall front has been quiet. Well, Sony finally got around to updating the movie's website with some new high-res goodies: Photos, featuring Colin Farrell, who plays Douglas Quaid in the movie, Kate Beckinsale, Quaid's wife, and Jessica Biel, who plays a rebel fighter and Quaid's "fantasy woman." The photos don't reveal much more than what we saw in the trailer but are still worth a look.
Of course, the movie is a remake of the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger flick of the same name, which itself was based on Philip K. Dick's sci-fi short story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale. If you need to recall the movie's plot, here's the synopsis:
Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life — real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police — controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world — Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate. check out the new photos >> Posted 05.14.12 by Chris
Posted 01.22.12 by reelz
In Contraband, a former smuggler (Mark Wahlberg) is forced back into the game to settle his brother-in-law's debt to a ruthless drug lord (Giovanni Ribisi). While the "you're not really out of the life until you pull off that one last job" premise isn't new — in fact you could say it's an all-too-familiar setup — Richard Roeper says it doesn't matter: "From start to finish, this is a superbly crafted, beautifully executed caper with never a dull moment." Find out why he gave it an A-. Watch Roeper's Review of Contraband >> Posted 01.12.12 by reelz
Sony Screen Gems has peppered audiences with promotional materials for Underworld: Awakening of late, recently revealing the upcoming sequel's first preview clip, and TV spots. Now, another preview has arrived online to get fans excited about the fourth installment in the Vampire vs. Lycan franchise.
Of course, fans of the series are happy to see that Underworld: Awakening has brought back Kate Beckinsale as the leather-clad vampire Selene after skipping out on 2009's prequel Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. So, with a promotional campaign focused solely on her return and directors Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein also admitting that Awakening's ending "is totally leaving the door open for a future," it would seem that plenty is expected of Beckinsale's Selene. During an interview with Collider, the actress was asked if she would return for a fifth installment. read beckinsale's comments and watch the clip >> Posted 01.09.12 by Ryan
Yesterday we commented on how hard Sony Screen Gems was promoting of Underworld: Awakening after the release of the movie's first preview clip, and, already, another preview clip and three TV spots are online.
The fourth installment in the Underworld franchise finds Kate Beckinsale back as the leather-clad vampire Selene after spending 12 years in a coma. Beckinsale skipped the 2009 prequel Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, but the actress' return to the franchise was essential to Awakening directors Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein, as Mårlind explained in a recent interview with Shock Till You Drop.
watch the clip and TV spots >> Posted 01.08.12 by Ryan
Say you have a favorite band and there’s a new album coming out. You want it to sound the same, because you like them, but if they sound too much the same, you’ll think they’re boring. It’s the same thing here. We still want people to recognize what they like, because they came to see an Underworld movie, but here we’ve got Kate back. Kate is Underworld. That was one of the things we felt was important, so everything else we could play around with. We changed the classical Gothic style, the Eastern European feel, to something neo-gothic because we have the element of "man" involved this time. We put many more creatures in here; we needed to show a different kind of Lycans. One of the things we worked the hardest on is delivering hard-hitting action.
With time running out before Underworld: Awakening opens later this month, Sony Screen Gems is doing everything possible to get the word out about the fourth installment in the Underworld franchise, releasing the first preview clip from the upcoming sequel.
Awakening marks Kate Beckinsale's return as the leather-clad vampire Selene (now replete with leather duster), explaining her absence from the franchise by putting Selene in a 12 year coma — it's only been six years since Beckinsale appeared in 2006's Underworld: Evolution, but perhaps one of our years is two in "the underworld"? She then has a rude awakening (ahem) that her Vampire-Lycan hybrid daughter (India Eisley) is being used as a pawn in the war between vampires and lycans, a war that now includes humans (and many, many guns). watch the clip >> Posted 01.06.12 by Ryan
With the end of 2011 coming in just a few days, studios are unloading new photos for their upcoming 2012 slate in an attempt to entice viewers who aren't yet winded by the holiday movie onslaught.
Not opening until June is Warner Brothers' Jack the Giant Killer, which is a riff on the Jack and the Beanstalk tale and follows a young farmhand named Jack (X-Men:First Class' Nicholas Hoult) who opens up a door to another world and must save a princess (Alice in Wonderland's Eleanor Tomlinson) and destroy the giants he has unwittingly unleashed. The new photo, which shows Jack climbing the bean stalk into the other world, is only a screenshot from the recently-released first trailer, but the synopsis below is new.
see more photos >> Posted 12.28.11 by Ryan
Jack the Giant Killer tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend—and gets the chance to become a legend himself.