"You wanna fight?"
Fans of the 2011 crime drama Drive will no doubt be excited by the upcoming Only God Forgives, which reunites actor Ryan Gosling with director Nicolas Winding Refn for another study of a quietly intense man sent over the edge by unforeseen circumstances.
This time around, Golsing plays the more straightforward criminal Julian, who lives and works in the Bangkok underground and is forced by his mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) to find and kill the man responsible for his brother's death. The recently released red band trailer reveals a beautifully-shot, mostly dialogue-free preview of the movie, with the only sensitive, NSFW sections being those devoted to the violence of the movie, as finding someone's killer, apparently, isn't a polite process and does require one to pull another man down a hallway using his jaw as a grip. watch the trailer >> Posted 04.08.13 by Ryan
Who can make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs?
Before we had more details about Disney's plans for its newly-acquired Star Wars movie franchise, we asked you who you thought would make a good replacement for Harrison Ford as Han Solo in the planned Star Wars: Episode VII movie. You chose Nathan Fillion by a wide margin — an excellent choice considering Joss Whedon based the character that Fillion played in Serenity on Han Solo — but the more we hear about Episode VII, the more we're convinced that Ford will be reprising the role himself. That doesn't mean that the hunt for Han Solo is over, however.
Last week, Disney announced that at least two spin-off movies set in the Star Wars universe are in development, in addition to the new trilogy that will begin with Episode VII. One of the spin-offs will be set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope and chronicle the adventures of Han Solo before his fateful meeting with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (Sir Alec Guinness) on Tatooine. Considering Ford was 35 when he played Solo for the first time, Disney will likely be looking to cast an actor in his 20's or early 30's, which puts Fillion, at 41, out of the running for the gig. Put on your thinking caps once again and help us to choose the best actor to play the smuggler, gambler and scoundrel who will one day woo a princess and help save the galaxy.
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Posted 02.11.13 by BrentJS
Which Actor Should Play the Last Jedi?
Ever since the announcement that George Lucas had sold Lucasfilm Ltd. to Disney and that the studio was making plans for a new Star Wars movie, the internet has been flooded with so many rumors masquerading as news that it's become nearly impossible to know which of them, if any, are true. The general consensus among the more reputable of news sources is that Star Wars: Episode VII will see the return of the majority of the characters from the original trilogy, including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa and Han Solo, with Luke's efforts to rebuild the Jedi a primary focus of the plot.
Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, revealed shortly after the announcement that he had been told by Lucas that a new trilogy was in the works a year before the sale, and he later expressed interested in being involved with it — Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher are also interested in reprising the roles of Solo and Organa, respectively — but it's hard to imagine a 60-something Jedi kicking off a new trilogy (of course, Yoda was closing in on a millenium and that didn't stop him). If Hamill is not going to be headlining the franchise, then who will? Assuming Disney doesn't pull a Clu — Jeff Bridges was digitally rejuvenated to play a younger version of himself in Tron: Legacy — a younger actor will need to be brought in take up the mantle of the last Jedi. Who do you think has what it takes to play Luke Skywalker?
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Posted 11.14.12 by BrentJS
Who Should Ride the Lightning?
For a time, it appeared as if “The Fastest Man Alive” would be the next DC Comics superhero to get his own feature film. After initially commissioning Dan Mazeau (Wrath of the Titans) to pen a script for a live-action The Flash movie, Warner Bros. (WB) ended up passing on Mazeau’s script and hired Green Lantern writers Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim to write the screenplay. That was over a year ago, however, and WB appears to have put the brakes on all of their planned solo superhero movies as they strategize their next movie in the wake of the end of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Some industry insiders have suggested that WB plans to copy Marvel Studios’ formula for The Avengers, but in reverse — first releasing the super-team movie and then spinning off individual characters into solo movies — which would mean that the Flash's first big screen appearance would be in the Justice League movie.
There have been several superheroes called the Flash, but the current incarnation, and the one that WB is likely to go with in the Justice League movie, is Barry Allen, who works as a forensic scientist when he's not circling the globe looking for trouble. Who do you think has what it takes to play a fast-talking speed freak who is also a detail-oriented detective?
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Posted 10.15.12 by BrentJS
Who Should Rule Atlantis?
First appearing way back in More Fun Comics #73 (Sept. 1941), Aquaman is one of the oldest comic book characters in existence. His longevity in popular culture, coupled with his incredible powers — super strength and durability, telepathy, ability to breathe underwater — and the fact that he is also the king of Atlantis on top of being a superhero should place Aquaman in the upper echelon of comic book characters, yet he has always been considered something of a laughing stock outside of the comic book community. A popular subject of derision on TV shows like Saturday Night Live and The Big Bang Theory, Aquaman's only live-action highlights have come from his appearances on Smallville, as played by Alan Ritchson, and in an Entourage sub-plot in which the too-lean and not-blonde Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) played the "King of the Seven Seas" in a faux James Cameron movie.
Apparently, there is some talk at Warner Bros. about bringing Aquaman to the big screen in a solo movie, but the studio is far more invested in developing Green Lantern 2, The Flash and Wonder Woman so Aquaman's big screen debut will likely be as part of the ensemble Justice League movie. Who do you think has what it takes to not only salvage Aquaman's reputation, but stand alongside Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice Leaguers on the big screen?
Aquaman art by Jeff Chapman
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Posted 10.11.12 by BrentJS
Who Should Wear the Cape & Cowl?
It's still unclear how Warner Bros. (WB) plans to proceed with the Batman franchise now that director Christopher Nolan has wrapped up his trilogy. If you've seen The Dark Knight Rises, than you know that Nolan handed the keys to the bat cave to someone from within the universe he created just in case WB wanted to continue the story. However, since the studio announced in June that Gangster Squad scribe Will Beall had been hired to pen a movie based on DC Comics' preeminent super-team, the Justice League — the team's current roster includes Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Cyborg — it seems far more likely that a new Bruce Wayne/Batman will be chosen, one that has nothing to do with Nolan's universe.
It will be tough to fill Christian Bale's Academy Award-winning shoes, but there must be someone out there with the physicality to play a superhero and the acting chops to portray a man driven to prevent the kind of senseless violence that took his parents away from him. Help us choose the new Dark Knight.
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Posted 10.09.12 by BrentJS
Ryan Gosling is already a sex icon, but the actor's appeal could increase if rumors are true that he's being considered to play Christian Grey in the highly anticipated movie adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey.
Niall Leonard, husband of EL James, told U.K.'s Now magazine that Gosling was in the running for the part. According to the outlet, Leonard said that "last he heard" Ryan was in the picture to play the manipulative billionaire.
Though the adaptation is in the works, no casting has been announced. It seems unlikely Ryan would sign up to star in the movie version of "mommy porn." Lately, Ryan has been on a film noir kick (Drive, Gangster Squad). But Ryan also likes to take on surprising roles (Lars and the Real Girl, Half Nelson).
So what do you think of Gosling playing the sadistic Christian Grey? We have a feeling that fans would be more than happy to see him in the part. Posted 09.06.12 by Chris
Playing a former President or First Lady is becoming a trend in movies these days, especially with Precious director Lee Daniels' upcoming The Butler, which will span eight different administrations while it tells the story of White House butler Eugene Allen. While Alan Rickman will play actor-turned-President Ronald Reagan in that project, it looks like Michael Douglas will also get a chance to play Reagan as well. Keaton to Robocop >> Posted 08.30.12 by Ryan
With politics dominating the news and even infiltrating the cineplex — Jay Roach's political comedy The Campaign starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis is currently in theaters — it's hard for us to not think about politics and presidential candidates. Since we're obsessed with movies, we also can't help but wonder when we're going to see another actor take up residence in the White House, à la our 40th president, Ronald Regan. With this pressing question on our minds, we took to the streets to ask moviegoers which actors would make good presidential material. Some of the answers were not too surprising, while others left us scratching our heads in wonder. Watch the video below and then tell us which actor you think would make a good president by using the Comments section below. Posted 08.26.12 by BrentJS
The classic '70s cop show Baretta opened with Sammy Davis, Jr. singing, "Don't do the crime if you can't do the time," which is great advice for all of the would-be crooks out there. Of course, most criminals wouldn't break the law at all if they thought they were going to get caught. There are more than a few ways to stay ahead of Johnny Law, but the best — at least, when it comes to high-octane celluloid action, that is — is hiring a fantastic getaway driver. Click on the video above and ride with us as we run down some of the most iconic getaway drivers in cinema, from Patrick Swayze's Ronald Reagan-mask-wearing adrenaline junkie Bodhi in Point Break to Ryan Gosling's subdued, nameless wheelman in Drive. Posted 08.23.12 by BrentJS