Posted on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 by Angie Han
I’d say “I can’t believe they made another xXx movie,” but in a year where we’ve gotten sequels for everything from Independence Day: Resurgence to Snow White and the Huntsman, of freaking course they made another xXx movie. After all, Vin Diesel is bigger now than he’s ever been, but even he can’t make another Fast and the Furious movie every year. Why not squeeze him into a different action-adventure in the meantime?
Directed by D.J. Caruso, xXx: Return of Xander Cage brings the extreme-sports-enthusiast-turned-spy out of retirement for a dangerous new assignment. Samuel L. Jackson is back as his handler, Augustus Gibbons, and the supporting cast includes Ruby Rose, Nina Dobrev, Donnie Yen, Tony Jaa, and Kris Wu. Watch the first xXx: Return of Xander Cage trailer below. Read More »
Just over a week ago, a video from the production of Fast 8 featured nearly the entire cast of the action sequel on set, though not with all of them together. Now a new photo from Vin Diesel rounds up all the principal performers from the film directed by F. Gary Gray, including all the returning cast members and the new ones as well. It also gives us our first look at Game of Thrones star Kristofer Hivju in the film with that wild red beard of his intact. Check out the Fast 8 cast photo below. Read More »
Production is underway on Fast 8, the next sequel in the long-running Fast and Furious franchise. Recently the film because the first major Hollywood movie to shoot in Cuba, so that will be something cool to see on the big screen next spring. But this past week marked the first time Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) got his whole team together on set all at once.
Universal has a released a set video of the cast having the time of their life working on the sequel, and you can watch that after the jump. In addition, a couple other official videos straight from the set offer even more glimpses at the production and what we can expect from the action-packed sequel. Watch the Fast 8 set videos after the jump. Read More »
Justin Lin (Star Trek: Beyond) helped to reinvigorate the Fast & Furious brand in a big way. Lin, who has directed four sequels in the franchise, took the series to the next level with Fast Five, the most enjoyable sequel in the series up until that point. The Fast & Furious movies became more popular, more successful, and more enjoyable, in large part thanks to Lin, who established a new tone and broadened the franchise’s scope. He opted out of directing Furious 7, but the Better Luck Tomorrow director might return to, as Vin Diesel says, “finish what you started.”
Learn more about the potential Furious 10 director below.
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Posted on Thursday, May 12th, 2016 by Angie Han
Sony Pictures has unveiled the first teaser trailer for Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Ang Lee‘s drama about a squad of soldiers who are brought home from Iraq for a victory tour around the U.S. Much has been made about Lee’s groundbreaking use of 120 fps to heighten the realism of the war flashbacks, but the present day unfolds at a Thanksgiving Day football game, where the soldiers are to be honored in a glitzy halftime show.
“It is sort of weird being honored for the worst day of your life,” observes Billy (played by newcomer Joe Alwyn), and that’s this movie in a nutshell — it exists in the dizzying space between our sentimental celebration of the troops, and the harsh realities they face every day. Watch the Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 by Angie Han
After the jump:
- Underworld 5 gets a new title and a new logo.
- Nut Job 2 makes off with a summer 2017 release date.
- Tom Cruise promises more crazy stunts in Mission: Impossible 6.
- No, Indiana Jones 5 is not a prequel, and no, we aren’t getting a new Indy.
- Neighbors 2 took inspiration from an unlikely source.
- Vin Diesel sings with a gospel choir on the set of xXx 3.
- Robert Carlyle (a.k.a. Begbie) teases Trainspotting 2.
- Andrew Stanton drops some hints about The Incredibles 2.
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Posted on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
According to Hollywood lore, Vin Diesel has a genie. If you want to believe the myths and legends, the buff and bald action star was strolling along the beach one day about a decade ago when he stumbled across a mysterious lamp half-buried in the sand. He picked up this expensive-looking artifact and tried to clean it. Maybe it was worth something? Maybe he could pawn it and refill his coffers since the Fast and Furious and xXx franchises had moved on without him. These were his dark days. The Chronicles of Roddick and the Babylon A.D. days.
And then a genie came out, offered him three wishes and the rest is history. Long story short: Diesel’s magically-enhanced second wind has reached maximum absurdity with the mere existence of xXx 3: The Return of Xander Cage, a movie that could only exist because a desperate man called upon the powers of a djinn. Now, this unlikely sequel has a release date and everything.
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Posted on Friday, February 12th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
At first, XXX: The Return of Xander Cage seemed like a pipe dream, a thing Vin Diesel would bring up in interviews as part of a desperate ploy to have a wingless angel assigned to his case. And now it’s actually filming with director D.J. Caruso at the helm and a genuinely bizarre ensemble of actors filling out the space not taken up by Diesel-bulk. However, it look like one of the previously announced actors won’t be in the film after all.
Jet Li has apparently dropped out of the latest XXX film, but Donnie Yen has quickly taken his place. Let’s get really honest for a second: the production has traded up here.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 by Angie Han
Cars may come and go, but family is forever. And we do mean forever. With Fast 8 already set for 2017, Universal Pictures has just confirmed dates for the next two installments of the Fast and Furious saga. The newly announced movies bring us up to 10 Fast and Furious movies across 20 years. Not bad for a franchise that started out as a less-starry Gone in 60 Seconds and/or a cheesier Point Break ripoff. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 29th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
There are two versions of Vin Diesel: the glowering, mumbling tough guy at the center of the Fast and Furious films and the energetic nerd who happily talks about his Dungeons & Dragons campaigns in public.
That second incarnation of Diesel is on display in today’s must-watch video, which finds the pre-fame actor showing off Street Sharks action figures at a 1994 toy fair and doing one helluva job. The next time you watch a new Diesel movie, whether it be Fast 8 or XXX 3: The Return of Xander Cage, know that this dorky fount of pure, unbridled enthusiasm probably still lurks beneath that bulk and that constantly furrowed brow.
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