Stephen Gaghan (above, center) doesn’t direct as many movies as we’d like to see him make. The Academy Award-winning writer behind Traffic hasn’t directed a movie for the big screen since 2006’s Syriana. Gaghan is known for writing more adult material than your typical studio movie, and because of that, he probably struggles to get his movies made. Thankfully, the writer and director is back behind the camera again, with Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez headlining his newest picture. We now have our Gold first look. Behold the film’s bald and sweaty McConaughey after the jump.
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The new Point Break trailer reveals a wrinkle in the film’s plot: the criminals being tracked by young FBI agent Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey) may be using a search for enlightenment to as an excuse for their Robin Hood-like crimes. So all the extreme sports stuff in this new movie, which takes the scope of the action way beyond surfing (but also includes insane surfing) is part of a grand quest. Whether or not skateboarding off the bow of a yacht (as seen above) is part of that, I’m not sure.
Point Break also stars Édgar Ramírez as the new version of Bodhi, and also features Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer, and Delroy Lindo. Check out the new trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
Following Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, and director David O. Russell are teaming up a third time for this winter’s Joy. The film follows a struggling single mom who overcomes personal and professional hardship to becomes a massively successful businesswoman. Watch the Joy trailer after the jump. Read More »
Here’s your first Point Break remake trailer, showing off the new version of the 1991 movie that starred Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. Point Break now features much more than surfing. Indeed, Warner Bros. trumpets that this film has “the most daring athleticism ever seen in a motion picture,” with stunts “performed by elite athletes representing the world’s best in class in big-wave surfing, wingsuit flying, sheer-face snowboarding, free rock climbing, and high-speed motorcycling.”
But wait! There are actors in the film, too. Édgar Ramírez (Zero Dark Thirty, Carlos) stars as the daredevil criminal Bodhi, while Luke Bracey (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) is young FBI agent Johnny Utah. Ray Winstone (Noah), Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies) and Delroy Lindo (Gone in Sixty Seconds) are in the film, too. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 by Angie Han
Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment have revealed the first look at Point Break, the Ericson Core-directed remake of Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 classic. Luke Bracey and Edgar Ramirez are the new Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, or at least the new Johnny Utah and Bodhi. Do they live up to the originals? Get your Point Break first look after the jump. Read More »
Recent reports said that a set of young women including Tatiana Maslany of Orphan Black were reading for a central role in the Star Wars spin-off film to be directed by Gareth Edwards. But counter to previous rumors, it won’t be Maslany who gets the lead role. The first official Star Wars spin-off casting news is out, and Felicity Jones is in talks to take the lead role in the mysterious standalone film.
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Posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2014 by Angie Han
Another day, another Doctor Strange casting rumor. This time, the spotlight is on Édgar Ramírez. I know, I know — at this point, you’re wondering who hasn’t been rumored for the project. However, this story actually started with Ramírez himself, who confirms that he’s been “talking” to Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson.
Meanwhile, one of the other Doctor Strange rumors has just taken an interesting twist. Last week, we wondered if Jared Leto‘s potential involvement in Brilliance took him out of the running for Doctor Strange. But now it appears he won’t be doing Brilliance after all. Hit the jump for all the latest Doctor Strange casting updates.
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The remake of Point Break may have been delayed slightly when Gerard Butler dropped out, but it is quickly gathering steam once more. And the cast, at least, is shaping up to be interesting. Édgar Ramírez, Luke Bracey and Ray Winstone have been announced in the past few weeks. Now Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies) has signed on to play the lead female role. Read More »
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That shot above looks like it could almost be Édgar Ramírez as Jon Snow from Game of Thrones, but in reality it is Ramírez as Simón Bolívar in the film The Liberator (aka Libertador). Or, if you want to be proper about it, the image shows Ramírez as Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios Ponte y Blanco, who lived from 1783 to 1830 and was one of the most important military leaders in Latin America’s effort to shrug off colonial Spanish rule. Now Bolívar is the subject of a biopic. Despite having the intensely talented Ramírez to play the man, the film seems like it is cut right from the mold of so many other biographic films. To get an idea of how it all came together, watch The Liberator trailer below. Read More »
Gerard Butler recently bailed on getting back into surfing gear for a big remake performance; now the new Point Break remake Bodhi will be Édgar Ramírez. He’ll be the new version of the muscular surfer dude who is also a self-styled Robin Hood-like bank robber. (And in fact, it seems like this version won’t be so focused on surfing, anyway.) The swap happened because, as Gerard Butler’s commitment to the Olympus Has Fallen sequel loomed, he decided not to get in the water for the action re-do.
Now Ramírez will provide the most compelling argument to date for paying attention to the remake, as he’s one of the better guys working right now. Along with his casting, a late summer release has been set for the film in 2015.
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