Anthony Mackie may soon get to take on the mantle of Captain America after Chris Evans passed down the shield to his Marvel Cinematic Universe character Falcon at the end of Avengers: Endgame. But before that, he’s gonna have to team up with one of Captain America’s former villains in a new action (comedy?) thriller on Netflix.
Point Blank finds Anthony Mackie in the middle of a nightmare when his pregnant wife gets kidnapped by a criminal intruder. The only way for him to get his wife back is to pick up a career criminal (Frank Grillo) who is being held in police custody in the hospital after a bad injury. But after being busted out, all the criminal wants to do is kill the people who put him in the hospital to begin with. And so begins an unlikely pairing of two people who will need to take on an endless array of bad guys if they want to survive. Watch the Point Blank trailer below to see how it looks. Read More »
Marvel Cinematic Universe players Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo are teaming with Everly filmmaker Joe Lynch for Netflix’s Point Blank remake. The film will be an American take on Fred Cavayé‘s French crime drama Point Blank (A bout portant). Read More »
Remember The Belko Experiment? It came out earlier this year and was a B-movie set in an office building about employees who were forced to kill each other at the behest of a mysterious voice who locked them inside. I found that film to be an ugly and largely pointless exercise in brutality, but if that didn’t scratch your itch for office-set murder movies, perhaps Mayhem, the newest film from director Joe Lynch (Everly), will be more up your alley. It certainly looks like it’s a hell of a lot more fun. Check out a couple of Mayhem trailers below.
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If you’re looking for some fun, tense, innovative action later this week, you should check out Everly. Joe Lynch‘s latest film stars Salma Hayek as a woman stuck in an apartment when her ex-boyfriend/gangster finds out she’s turned on him. In an instant, her world gets violent as any and everyone imaginable visits to try and kill her. But Everly isn’t going to back off without a fight and the result is non-stop insanity.
Everly comes to on demand on January 23, well before it hits theaters on February 27. Below, you can watch the brand new, official Everly trailer. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 29th, 2014 by Angie Han
Christmas came and went last week in the real world, but in the first Everly trailer the holiday has just arrived. And it’s not looking very merry or bright for the poor title character.
Salma Hayek leads the Joe Lynch-directed actioner as a call girl who’s become a police informant. Needless to say, this doesn’t sit well with her mob boss ex (Hiroyuki Watanabe). He sends a string of killers to her apartment in order to finish off her and her family, forcing Everly to defend herself in any way she can. The film hits VOD in January then theaters in February but you can watch the Everly trailer after the jump. Read More »
With Everly, director Joe Lynch answers the age old question, just how much action can you stage in a single room? The answer, not surprising, is a lot. Salma Hayek is the title character, a hooker turned informant who has just been discovered by her employer. Her mission is to stay alive over the next few hours in hopes she can save her family. And over that time, she’ll be forced to stay in the apartment because of the seemingly non-stop barrage of people coming to kill her.
Written by Yale Hannon, from a story by he and Lynch, Everly sounds like a pretty simple movie and it is. It’s also a Christmas movie, giving this one woman vs. the world, in a confined space, film a decidedly and deliberate Die Hard vibe. The film never reaches the heights of that classic, but it keeps us suitably engaged because we never ever know what’s going to come through that door next. Read the rest of our Everly review below. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, July 26th, 2014 by Angie Han
The Hall H lineup tends to consist of movies that are already getting a lot of hype, but every year there are a few under-the-radar projects that get their moment in the sun as well. One of the latter this year was Everly, described by director Joe Lynch as “Die Hard in a room.” Which I suppose makes Salma Hayek Bruce WIllis.
The action-packed thriller follows a woman who’s stuck in her apartment as her mob boss ex sends thugs to torment and kill her. The Everly Comic-Con panel included the first footage from the film, involving gangsters, grenades, and guns a-plenty. Hit the jump for our Everly footage description and Everly Comic-Con panel highlights.
Happy (upcoming) Star Wars Day to one and all! After the jump:
- Carrie Fisher‘s mom and Daisy Ridley‘s dad comment on casting
- EW’s Anthony Breznican reveals what he knows about the script
- Here’s another look at that 1313 game you’ll never get to play
- Star Wars Day brings some special discounts on games that do exist
- Watch a trailer for LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles
- D23 brings you a special Star Wars Day message from R2-D2
- Wonder what the folks at Lucasfilm are eating for Star Wars Day?
- Watch a sexy lightsaber battle in Joe Lynch‘s short Saber III
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Briefly: The long, fascinating, yet disappointing tale that is Knights of Badassdom will soon come to an end. Originally directed by Joe Lynch, the film got huge buzz after a Comic-Con 2011 panel only to run into major investor issues and be wrestled out of the director’s hands. Lynch all but disowned the new version of the film, which sat on a shelf for two years before getting U.S. distribution thanks to eOne Entertainment.
That company has now decided to release the live action role playing, fantasy action film, starring Ryan Kwatten, Peter Dinklage, Summer Glau, Danny Pudi and Steve Zahn, On Demand February 11, 2014. You can request a theatrical screening via Tugg starting in January. However, this is in fact the producer’s cut, not the director’s cut. Read More »
Realistically speaking, the best way to see the 17-minute short #TruthInJournalism would be to just happen across it without knowing what was up. But if we presented it that way, almost no one would watch it. (And, in truth, the title of the embed below will give it away.) So I’m striking a middle ground between giving it to you cold and giving away all the secrets within.
Just put it this way: this is a unique and effective way to bring to life one of the characters that some Marvel fans have most wanted to see. Ryan Kwanten stars here as the guy who has a secret to hide, and Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2, Knights of Badassdom) directs.
Oh, and stay tuned for a little appearance from a second fan-fave character at the end. Read More »