This weekend Melissa McCarthy enters secret agent territory as the unlikely hero Susan Cooper in the action comedy Spy. And while the trailers seem to indicate that she’s probably not the best woman for the job, she did get us thinking about the best spies in the business.
There have been plenty of spies on the big screen, from James Bond to Jason Bourne, and I decided to count down the Top 15 Best Movie Spies that we’ve seen throughout the years. However, you won’t find the likes of real-life spies whose life stories have been adapted for film. Instead, this is a collection of fictional spies from the movies. So with that out of the way, let’s count down the Top 15 Movies spies after the jump. Read More »
One of the big promises in Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s revived career as an actor has been the idea that he would reprise the role of Conan the Barbarian. It’s one of the gigs that cemented him as an action star, and the 1982 film co-written (with Oliver Stone) and directed by John Milius is hailed as among the best adaptations of pulp novels ever committed to film.
The new film, which is being dubbed The Legend of Conan, has Fast and Furious scribe Chris Morgan as a writer and producer, and Morgan now proclaims that the new film is intended to be an intense adventure film that carries forward the tone and even some of the other characters from the 1982 movie. Read More »
Five character posters for Alan Taylor‘s Terminator Genisys have just hit the web and they are so metal. Not “metal” in that rocking, awesome way though. I mean literally. Four of the five feature either a terminator, or a piece of a terminator, suggesting the July 1 release is going to be very, very heavy on the metal-to-metal action. Plus, we get to learn the name of the next evolution of Terminator tech. There was the T-800, the T-1000, everyone forgets about the T-X, but now we have the T-3000. Check out all the Terminator Genisys cast character posters below. Read More »
If nothing else, Maggie deserves credit for approaching zombies from a whole new angle. While the angst of watching a loved one get infected is a common trope of the genre, it is rarely if ever the main focus of a zombie movie. But as Maggie shows, it’s a premise with great potential. Unfortunately, Maggie also shows there are many ways to sell that potential short. Read More »
Back when Into the Woods star James Corden had his debut episode taking over The Late Late Show from Craig Ferguson, he had Tom Hanks help kick things off with a bang by acting out the Oscar-winner’s entire filmography in less than seven minutes. It was quite the amusing bit, and now Corden is back with another Hollywood icon to do it all over again. This time it’s Terminator franchise star Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the pair does all his movies in six minutes. Read More »
When the last Terminator Genisys trailer came out, I avoided it. Everyone said there was a big reveal within that they considered to be a massive spoiler. But then the new poster for the film is revealed and there it is, literally front and center. Could this seemingly huge franchise-changing reveal really be so insignificant that it’s cool to put in the middle of the poster? Apparently.
Which is a long way to say, there’s a new Terminator Genisys poster out now. It goes along with a new TV spot that shows a bit more of a scene from the first Terminator, which is in this film, and then ends with that big, bad maybe-it’s-not-a spoiler. See the new Terminator Genisys poster and TV spot below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, April 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
Everyone’s favorite time-hopping robots and resistance fighters are back in the latest Terminator Genisys trailer. Emilia Clarke plays Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke is her son John Connor, and Jai Courtney is his dad Kyle Reese. Which I guess makes the T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) John’s adopted grandfather, sort of, since he’s Sarah’s guardian.
It all adds up to a pretty unconventional family, but a family all the same. And like all families, they tend to bicker when they get together. It’s just that their infighting has vast repercussions for the decades-long battle against sentient killer machines. Watch the Terminator Genisys trailer after the jump.
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In July of last year, I visited the set of Terminator: Genisys. You can hear what I learned while on set here. While on set, we talked to the cast and crew of the new film. Over the next few days we’ll be running transcripts of these on set interviews. Today we begin with Arnold Schwarzenegger, who reprises his role as a T-800. But this is a T-800 like we’ve never seen before, in this new film set within a divergent timeline. Read the full Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminator Genisys interview after the jump.
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On July 11th 2014, I traveled to New Orleans to visit the set of Terminator Genisys, the fifth installment of the Terminator film franchise. My visit to the set of McG‘s Terminator Salvation four years prior couldn’t have been more different than my experience on the latest installment.
Salvation director McG had talked up Jonathan Nolan’s script (right on the heels of The Dark Knight‘s release). He showed us a ton of practical creations designed by Stan Winston’s Legacy Effects; we explored gritty lived in sets made out of dilapidated buildings in Albuquerque, saw a room of cool concept art, and we watched Christian Bale film a “should have been” iconic scene. But of course, it wasn’t a remembered moment — because the film was widely panned by critics and fans alike.
On the other hand, my visit to the Terminator Genisys set could not have been more the opposite: the sound stages were lined wall to wall with giant green screens, we saw no endoskeletons, and we saw no animatronic puppets. Instead we watched Arnold Schwarzenegger walk across the set for a “walk and talk” scene late in the film. Instead of a full on-assault to convince us this was going to be cool, we were met with a low-key, more confident and assured presentation from everyone involved.
We know how Terminator Salvation turned out; will this be any different? I’ll be completely honest, I was way more impressed with what I saw on the set of Terminator Salvation, but that might be because the crew of Terminator Genisys seemed much more guarded — their plan not only involved this film, but a trilogy of movies. Despite being very cagey with details, all of the people we talked to seemed much more confident this time around. What I can tell you is what I learned while on set. Read out Terminator Genisys set visit after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 by Angie Han
That Arnold Schwarzenegger would star in a zombie movie isn’t surprising. What makes Maggie unexpected is that it’s less a no-holds-barred action thrill ride than an intimate family drama.
Schwarzenegger plays Wade, whose world is turned inside out when a spreading zombie virus infects his beloved daughter Maggie (Abigail Breslin). Wade remains determined to stay by her side and protect her, even as her condition worsens. Watch the Maggie trailer after the jump. Read More »