Movie Trailer: ‘Death Race 2’


For those of you who always wondered how the death race in Death Race began, it seems that Death Race 2, which comes straight to DVD and Blu-ray on January 18, will hold the answers you desire. From director Roel Reiné, the film stars Sean Bean, Ving Rhames, Danny Trejo and others. Besides the fact that it doesn’t have Jason Statham or Joan Allen in it, this sequel – even though it’s direct to video – looks right in line with the action, budget and effects of the first film. If you were a fan, check it out after the jump along with a plot synopsis and cover art. Read More »


Brandon Routh won’t be in the new Zack Snyder-directed Superman, or so we’re told. Which is too bad; after meeting resistance when he first got the role, I think a lot of people have grown used to the idea of Mr. Routh as Superman. Earning good will in Scott Pilgrim didn’t hurt, through the rather dire-looking Dylan Dog might. Regardless, now he’s booked a role in the indie Missing William. He may play opposite real-life wife Courtney Ford, who is in talks for the lead female role.

Mr. Routh will be the childhood sweetheart of a woman who is trying to nurse her husband to health after he’s injured in a fight. A love triangle naturally develops, “with the woman torn between the brain-damaged husband she loves and the hunky former flame who got away.” Kenn Macrae will direct from a script by Daniel McKinnon. [TheWrap]

After the break, Ray Liotta works with Christian Slater, and Jay Baruchel’s hockey comedy Goon gets Liev Schreiber. Read More »

Watch This: The Tournament Movie Trailer


I wasn’t even aware of the film The Tournament until Peter pointed out the trailer this evening. Now that I am, I can see it being a crazy, fun time totally untethered to any sort of reality. That is, one of my preferred action movie modes. The Tournament posits that every seven years in a small town, the world’s greatest assassins come together to compete for a tremendous cash prize and great renown. It’s the cast that might get your attention, though: Ving Rhames, Kelly Hu, Scott Adkins, and, as the priest caught in the middle of the action, Robert Carlyle. Check out the trailer after the break. Read More »

Richard Dreyfuss Joins Alex Aja’s Piranha 3D


We’ve been anticipating writer/director Alex Aja‘s revamp of Joe Dante‘s delectable Piranha for what seems like light years now. But the wait for his schlock-tastic  Piranha 3D would appear to be worth it, what with a snarky badass like Adam Scott (Step Brothers, Party Down) starring in the lead. Today, Page Six confirmed that The Weinstein Company has also brought on Richard Dreyfuss, the man who previously battled Jaws, a lame Opus, liverspots, and CHUD, for an unspecified role. Fits like a geek glove.

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Give 'em Hell Malone

Russel Mulcahy (Highlander, Resident Evil: Extinction) may be one of the last directors I would ever compare to John Woo, but I can’t help but think of Woo when viewing this promo trailer for his upcoming film Give ’em Hell Malone, starring Thomas Jane. Set to the tune of “Bad to the Bone” (yes it’s been a while for me too), the promo shows us a well choreographed shootout with Jayne, his big-ass gun, and baddies galore. Read More »

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I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Movie Trailer


I never thought I’d be interested in seeing a comedy about Adam Sandler and Kevin James getting married, but this actually looks some-what promising. The movie trailer for I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (Poster) is now online. Check it out on Yahoo! Movies in High Definition. If my description thus far hasn’t interested you, let me just say there is a sequence in the trailer that involves Jessica Biel in underwear and a bra. Steve Buscemi, Dan Aykroyd, and Ving Rhames also co-star.

The movie hits theaters on July 20th 2007, head-to-head with Hairspray, a week after Harry Potter, and two weeks following Transformers (ie expect this film to probably get lost in the Summer shuffle).

chuck and larry posterUniversal has released the first one-sheet for the Dennis Dugan directed comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. The movie stars Adam Sandler and Kevin James as two straight firefighters who pose as a gay married couple in order to qualify for their department’s domestic partner benefits. “They’re as straight as can be, but don’t tell anyone.” Jessica Biel, Steve Buscemi, Dan Aykroyd, and Ving Rhames co-star.

Click the poster for a better view. Poster photo courtesy of LatinoReview (we did a lot of touch up work to remove the unwanted glare)
Dugan was once a great comedy director, having directed some of Sandler’s better films (Big Daddy, Happy Gilmore). Recently however, Dugan has turned out more than a couple bombs: The Benchwarmers, National Security, Saving Silverman, Beverly Hills Ninja, Brain Donors and Problem Child.

The screenplay has had more hands on it than Lindsay Lohan’s breasts: Academy Award winner Alexander Payne (Sideways), Robert Smigel (Triumph the Insult Comic Dog), Barry Fanaro (Kingpin), Lew Gallo (Ocean’s Eleven) and Jim Taylor (Election). I usually say that too many cooks spoil the soup, but what if there are more than a few talented cooks?

The movie hits theaters on July 20th 2007, head-to-head with Hairspray, a week after Harry Potter, and two weeks following Transformers (ie expect this film to probably get lost in the Summer shuffle).