Posted on Monday, April 29th, 2013 by Angie Han
The Fast and the Furious films have always done well, but 2011’s Fast Five really kicked the franchise up to a whole new level in terms of box office, critical praise, and gleefully over-the-top ridiculousness. With some luck, Fast & Furious 6 could raise the bar even higher. That shot of a car shooting out of burning airplane, for example, seemed like a great start.
Helmed by returning director Justin Lin, the latest installment of the car-centric series sees Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) turning to Dom (Vin Diesel), Brian (Paul Walker) and the rest of the gang for help in catching a dangerous mastermind (Luke Evans). In exchange, our favorite thieves will get full pardons so they can return home. Complicating matters is the unexpected reappearance of Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) whom they believed to be dead. Watch the last trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 by Angie Han
Even among this summer’s crowded lineup of blockbuster sequels, Fast and Furious 6 manages to stand out as one of the most highly anticipated releases of early summer. The trailers and promos so far have been gloriously high-octane, highlighting the fancy automotive tricks that are the series’ claim to fame.
The newest featurette highlights still more explosive new footage, but also reveals a bit more about the story and characters. Vin Diesel, Luke Evans, Michelle Rodriguez, and more discuss what’s driving the players, and how they bounce off of each other. Watch it after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 by Angie Han
Ah, yes, the Fast and the Furious franchise: Where a man can fly from one fancy speeding car to another in the middle of the highway while a tank wreaks havoc in the background. See that photo and more after the jump. Also:
- Jocelin Donahue is young Barbara Hershey in Insidious 2
- Helen Mirren teases some of her big action scenes for Red 2
- Yes, Rafe Spall will appear in Edgar Wright‘s The World’s End
- Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Trek character is a very modern terrorist
- Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura talks Transformers 4
- A Good Day to Die Hard unveils a Valentine’s Day-themed spot
- The gang’s all here in a fresh batch of stills from Fast & Furious 6
- See some colorful high-res images from The Muppets… Again
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Posted on Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 by Angie Han
We haven’t seen too much from Fast & Furious 6 yet, but Universal has apparently chosen Super Bowl weekend to get the marketing push started in earnest. A few days ago, they revealed the full synopsis, and earlier this weekend they unveiled the first poster. Now, in the middle of the big game, we’ve finally gotten our first look at some footage in the form of a 60-second TV spot. Check it out after the jump.
Watch other 2013 Super Bowl spots at these links: Iron Man 3, World War Z, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Lone Ranger, Oz: The Great and Powerful.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 by Angie Han
A new poster and trailer have dropped for New Year’s Eve, Garry Marshall‘s follow-up to his commercial hit Valentine’s Day. The film appears to be essentially just Valentine’s Day with warmer clothing and some casting changes. Once again, Marshall brings together lots of big-name celebs for a collection of interlinked love stories that revolve around the holiday name-checked in the title.
This time around, the stars are Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Biel, Hector Elizondo, Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Til Schweiger, Lea Michele, Zac Efron, Abigail Breslin, Sofia Vergara, Alyssa Milano, Hilary Swank, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ice Cube, Seth Meyers, John Stamos, Jon Bon Jovi, John Lithgow, Ludacris, and Ryan Seacrest, who all converge in or around Times Square on New Year’s Eve. Watch the trailer and check out the poster after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 by Angie Han
The first trailer has dropped for New Year’s Eve, Garry Marshall‘s not-quite-sequel to his 2010 hit Valentine’s Day. If you’ve ever seen Valentine’s Day, you probably know what to expect: big-name celebrities, a bunch of disparate storylines, and people crowing about how goddamn magical the holiday in question is.
This time around, many mini-plotlines converge in New York City on the titular holiday, and the cast consists of Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Biel, Hector Elizondo, Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Til Schweiger, Lea Michele, Zac Efron, Abigail Breslin, Sofia Vergara, Alyssa Milano, Hilary Swank, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Abigail Breslin, Ice Cube, Seth Meyers, John Stamos, Jon Bon Jovi, John Lithgow, Ludacris, and Ryan Seacrest. (Just in case you didn’t notice that that’s a lot of famous people, the trailer includes a shot of Heigl’s character exclaiming, “There’s going to be more celebrities here than rehab!”) Watch the trailer after the jump.
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Universal Pictures has released the first movie trailer for the latest installment of the Fast and the Furious series, Fast Five. The film stars Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris. Justin Lin, who has directed the last couple of sequels (beginning with The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift in 2006), directed this latest installment. I havent really enjoyed a film in this series since the original movie. I must admit, this trailer actually makes the new sequel look like it could actually be fun. Hit the jump to watch the trailer.
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One would think after Universal dropped the definite article from the title of The Fast and The Furious movies, that would be the end. But then Fast and Furious, the fourth film in the series, went on to gross $155 million including an insane $70 million opening weekend and everyone knew the fifth one was coming. And now it’s almost here.
Fast Five, starring Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster and Dwayne Johnson will hit theaters on June 10, 2011 from director Justin Lin, who also directed the previous two films. And though it has been rumored for a long time, the official plot synopsis finally confirms that not only will the film be set in Brazil but that it will incorporate characters from 2 Fast 2 Furious played by Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Tyrese Gibson and more. Hit the jump for the full cast list and plot synopsis. Read More »
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Warner Bros has released the first two production photos from Guy Ritchie‘s RockNRolla, a crime thriller starring Gerard Butler. Click on the images to enlarge. Everyone is hoping that this film might be a return to form for Ritchie, who has had a string of critical bombs and box office failures. We have a reader submitted test screening review below.
The film follows a Russian mobster who orchestrates a crooked land deal, putting millions of dollars up for grabs and attracting all of the criminal underworld. Everyone from a dangerous crime lord to a sexy accountant, a corrupt politician and down-on-their-luck petty thieves conspire, collude and collide with one another in an effort to get rich quick. The film also stars Thandie Newton, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jeremy Piven, Idris Elba, and Tom Wilkinson.
The following test screening review is from Eternal, who saw the film last month:
I just LOVED this movie!!!!Â I wish I could tell you all EVERYTHING about RocknRolla, but unfortunately, if I do, I will give too much of the movie away and ruin the fun for everyone!
This IS a real gangster movie, even though its funny. Its hard to explain. If you’ve seen one of Guy Ritchie’s other films, like Lock Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels, you’ll know that Ritchie can do both funny and serious at the same time.
Let me just say this is the comedic performance we have been waiting for from Gerard. This movie is a hilarious crime/heist film and Gerard is just hilarious as the ne’er-do-well small time criminal, OneTwo. (They never explained where that name came from, but anywhoo….) Basically, OneTwo hangs out with his buddies and fellow crooks (called with seeming heavy sarcasm, “The Wild Bunch”)waiting for the next job and not doing much else.
Gerard gets to be charming, funny, somewhat goofy and at the same time totally cool. And I like that this is the only movie in a long time where Gerard actually looks like himself, I mean the way he does wandering around in real life. No dyed hair, put on abs, strange beards or makeup: just pure and natural (and all the hotter because of it) Gerard! We’ve been in such a Gerard drought, I’d almost forgotten why I love this many so much and find his so appealing and attractive as an actor, but this movie brought it all back for me!
I can’t talk about too many scenes without giving too much away, but I will say my favorite Gerard scene was where he in the car with “Handsome Bob” and loses his temper. Another was a hilarious dance scene with Gerard and Thandie Newton (where Gerard does a pretty good “white guy trying to be cool” dance.) He and Thandie also have one of the funniest (and shortest) “sex” scenes in film history. There is also one of the funniest and most over the top (in a good way) fight/chase scenes I think I’ve ever seen in a film with some great (future classic) Gerard moments. The most of a spoiler that I will give is that OneTwo’s band of ne’er-do-wells success as criminals is more do to dumb luck than any actual skill or aptitude.
I also have to mention this movie is full of really brilliant performances, especially by Tom Wilkinson (as usual), Mark Strong, Tom Hardy and Toby Kebbell. Toby Kebbell is a new “face” for me, but after this film, he is someone whose future work I’m looking forward to seeing.
Oh yeah, and the title is explained, but I can’t tell you that either, because that would be a spoiler too.
RockNRolla will hit theaters in the Third Quarter of 2008.
Chris “Ludacris” Bridges (Fred Claus, Crash, 2 Fast 2 Furious) has joined the cast of Lionsgate/Lakeshore’s upcoming Gerard Butler sci-fi action thriller which is currently being filmed under the title of Game.
The film, written and directed by Crank helmers Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, takes place in the near future where nano technology has been developed to allow for mind control. In this dystopian world, death row inmates are unknowingly being controlled in an ultimate online multi massive player game, where the winner of 30 games is set free (ala Running Man). Butler plays Kable, who is the most successful player in “Slayer” history, with only three games left to survive. Ludacris is part of a vigilante renegade underground group called H.U.M.A.N.Z., which also includes Alison Lohman. Lohman told me a little more about her role in the film at the Beowulf Junket last week.
“I play this revolutionary chick. She’s a vigilante, part of this underground group that is trying desperately to save the world from debaucherous. She’s an idealist. I help [Gerry], but he doesn’t know what is going on and I inform him that he’s in prison in the video game.”
When asked if the rapper turned actor would be the comic relief, one of the producers responded saying “No,” then describing his role as “the intelligent heavy of the movie.” I got the impression that he might even be the leader of the group.
The yet-to-be-titled film is being shot for the next few months in Albuquerque, New Mexico and will hit theaters in December 2008.