Stuber review

This isn’t quite a review, because what we saw at last night’s SXSW screening of Stuber wasn’t quite a finished film. But the work-in-progress print of Michael Dowse’s action buddy comedy felt finished enough to establish that stars Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani have the best possible comedic chemistry. Listen up, Oscars 2020. Read More »

Stuber first look

20th Century Fox has unveiled the first look at Stuber, an action comedy starring the unlikely pairing of former wrestler Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) and comedian Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick). One of them plays an Uber driver, and the other one plays a hulking police officer. You’ll never guess which one’s which! Read More »

Dune cast Charlotte Rampling

Denis Villeneuve continues to add respected and talented actors to his ever-growing Dune cast. The latest: arthouse cinema royalty Charlotte Rampling. Rampling will play Reverend Mother Mohiam in the sci-fi epic that also stars Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista and Stellan Skarsgard. Adapted from the massive novel by Frank Herbert, Villeneuve’s Dune is likely to be a huge production, and follows in the footsteps of David Lynch’s much-maligned attempt to adapt the novel in 1984.

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Dune cast Dave Bautista

Update: THR says Bautista “will play ‘Beast’ Rabban, the sadistic nephew of a baron who oversees Arrakis.” Our original article follows.

Dave Bautista and Denis Villeneuve: together again. Villeneuve directed Bautista in Blade Runner 2049, and now the wrestler-turned-actor is hopping aboard another sci-fi epic for the French Canadian filmmaker: Dune. Bautista is the latest addition to the Dune cast, which already includes Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson.

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Dave Bautista Fantasy Island

While we wait around to see what the future of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise will hold, actor Dave Bautista is busy lining up more film roles. The wrestler-turned-actor is now in talks to join the cast of Fantasy Island, Sony and Blumhouse’s film adaptation of the popular 1970s television show. Michael Peña (Ant-Man and the Wasp) and Jimmy O. Yang (Crazy Rich Asians) are already on board in key roles, but keep reading to learn more about the Dave Bautista Fantasy Island casting.
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Suicide Squad 2 Cast

It’s no secret that Dave Bautista was one of the more unhappy Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 cast members when director James Gunn was fired after controversial posts on Twitter were brought to light by a disingenuous conservative troll. But now that the filmmaker has been hired to take over the Suicide Squad franchise over at Warner Bros., the wrestler turned actor is ready to follow him into the DC Extended Universe. Read More »

Let’s be real. You’ve probably made up your mind about seeing Scott Mann’s Final Score based on the trailer, so nothing I say will likely convince you either way. It does what it says on the tin. Distributed by Saban in the United States, it’s the next in a long line of “Die Hard, but in a _______” movies (see also: Skyscraper, AKA Die Hard in a building), proving that while nobody can do it better than Die Hard, damn near everyone is going to try. In that regard, it sort of defies traditional review (In this economy? HA!) given how its entire basis is transposing familiar beats to a new setting — not the beats of a genre, mind you, but the beats of a single film.

Spoiler alert: It’s fun! It’s not everyone’s kind of fun, but if “Dave Bautista bike chase through a football (err, soccer) stadium” sounds like your way of unwinding with a glass of wine, then by all means, read on.

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guardians of the galaxy vol. 3

The fate of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 remains up in the air, but if and when the Marvel sequel happens, a new actor might have to step in and play Drax. Dave Bautista has once again commented that he’s not really interested in being part of the Guardians 3 cast in the wake of James Gunn‘s firing.

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star wars rejected dave bautista

Dave Bautista may be part of two major sci-fi franchises, but he sadly missed out on starring in a third. The Guardians of the Galaxy and Blade Runner 2049 actor impressed with his supporting turns in both series, but Bautista revealed that he aimed for the stars, and got rejected by them — twice.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 on hold

The future of Guardians of the Galaxy is now in serious doubt. In the aftermath of the firing of director James GunnGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is now on hold. Crew members were in the midst of preparing for pre-production when they got word the film was shutting down for the time being. So what now? Is Marvel going to re-group and plan the third film for a future time? Or are the Guardians gone for good?

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