It was just last summer when Halle Berry’s Karla Dyson took matters into her own hands when she jumped into her minivan and chased down a pair of villains who abducted her son in Kidnap. That marked the first time in far too long that we saw a woman of color — and “of a certain age” — centralized as a badass hero and a mom on the big screen. She was no longer merely the sidekick or the villain the main character (usually a white actress) knocks off within the film’s first 30 minutes. She was the star.
I felt a similar sense of progress while watching Breaking In, the new thriller starring Gabrielle Union. In it, she plays a mother who stops at nothing to fight off armed criminals (Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Levi Meaden, and Mark Furze) who break into her home and threaten her and her children.
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Gabrielle Union is going to kick everyone’s ass in Breaking In, a new thriller that plays out like a reverse Panic Room. When Union’s kids are taken hostage in a high-tech house, her only recourse is to beat the hell out of literally everyone in her way. The new Breaking In trailer is here, and it looks glorious.
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Posted on Thursday, August 25th, 2011 by Angie Han
We’ve been getting flooded with TV news lately, and today’s no exception. So let’s get right to it. Ater the jump, read about:
- Teasers for Season 2 of The Walking Dead
- Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes’ new 19th-century project
- MTV’s decision to have no one at all host the VMAs
- The miraculous resurrection of Fox’s Breaking In
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While one highly anticipated genre television show will get its chance to shine, another will not. Fox was the first network to announce their upcoming slate of shows and have ordered Alcatraz, the J.J. Abrams produced show starring Sam Neill and Jorge Garcia, to series. Awesome. However Locke & Key, based on the Joe Hill graphic novel starring Nick Stahl and Mirando Otto, was not picked up. Bummer.
In addition, Fox has canceled Peter and David’s favorite new show The Chicago Code as well as Christian Slater’s latest show, Breaking In and Tim Roth’s Lie to Me.
After the jump, read more about those shows as well as some others that Fox could cancel well before their time. Read More »