When word broke that Adam Wingard was directing a Face/Off reboot, I’ll admit I was immediately skeptical. More than that – I was annoyed. Face/Off is perfect as-is – we don’t need a remake. Then things got weirder, as Wingard took to social media to clarify he wasn’t making a reboot or a remake – he was making a sequel. This raised all sorts of new questions, specifically: how? How exactly do you make a sequel to Face/Off? And do you bring back original stars John Travolta and Nicolas Cage?
According to Wingard…maybe?
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Contrary to popular belief, Quibi has not deleted itself from existence out of sheer embarrassment…yet. The young streaming platform is still around, but with apologies to The Most Dangerous Game and every other thing Quibi has produced so far, the service desperately needs a big crossover hit – and Ride Along and Central Intelligence star Kevin Hart just might be its savior.
A new Quibi series called Die Hart stars Hart as a fictionalized version of himself who tires of being the comedic relief and wants to play an action star for once. But when that opportunity finally comes along, it comes with a catch – Hart has to attend action star school, which is overseen by a lunatic played by John Travolta (Face/Off, Pulp Fiction). Check out the first trailer below.
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Kevin Hart has always taken jabs for being a short guy, and that’s not going to stop anytime soon, especially now that he’s signing up to star in Die Hart, a new series on Quibi, the short-form streaming subscription service launching in April. Find out more about the Kevin Hart Quibi series below. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, take a deep dive into some of the Easter eggs from the first season finale of The Mandalorian, including that shocking final scene. Plus, a prop master and historian fact check the accuracy of weapons from movies like Robin Hood, The Last Samurai, King Arthur, and others. And finally, John Travolta looks back at some of the most memorable roles of his career. Read More »
Odds are you don’t need to be told who John Travolta is, but you may need reminding every few years just why the man is such an icon as both an actor and personality. Depending on your age, you may know him best from different works. For the oldest of the old-school fans, he entered our lives on TV in Welcome Back, Kotter or in such films as Carrie, Saturday Night Fever, and Grease. If your film knowledge doesn’t go back any further than the 1980s, perhaps you know him from Urban Cowboy, Blow Out, or Look Who’s Talking. But Travolta has been working steadily and been fairly beloved thanks to a string of hits in the 1990s that began with Pulp Fiction and continued through Get Shorty, Broken Arrow, Face/Off, and Primary Colors.
His output in the 2000s has been spotty, but every so often he gives us a Swordfish or Hairspray or In A Valley of Violence or his Emmy-nominated portrayal of Robert Shapiro in the first iteration of American Crime Story—The People vs. O.J. Simpson. But there’s also Gotti, which was one of the worst-rated films of 2018 and deservedly so. The one thing that every single one of these roles has in common is that Travolta has never half-assed his way through any of them
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We may never get a new Friday the 13th movie, but here’s the next best thing: The Fanatic! This thriller from director Fred Durst (yes, that Fred Durst) features John Travolta as a crazy fan stalking his favorite celebrity. And part of that stalking apparently involves a scene where Travolta dresses up exactly like Jason Voorhees and brandishes a knife. Oh, and did I mention Travolta’s character name is Moose? How can you not want to see this movie at this point? Watch The Fanatic trailer below.
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Update: We’ve confirmed that the Moose appearing this month on Amazon is actually a completely different movie, which means we’re going to have to wait a little longer before we see John Travolta and Fred Durst’s Moose, or The Fanatic as it’s possibly called now. The original story continues below.
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John Travolta‘s film choices have become increasingly, let’s say…interesting. After the 2018 two-fer that was Gotti and Speed Kills, the actor is ringing in 2019 with Trading Paint, a sports drama in which he stars as a washed-up race car driver for whom it’s “been a long time” since he was “somebody.” Cheers for unintentionally meta-dialogue!
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After his memorable turn in the blockbuster Gotti, John Travolta is back as the Cigarette Boat King in Speed Kills! The film is based on the true story of Don Aronow, a speed boat racing champion who lead a double life. The latest Speed Kills trailer has Travolta speeding through the waters of Miami, running drugs and making a whole bunch of money. Unfortunately, it seems no on ever told Travolta’s character that…speed kills. Watch the trailer below.
There have been some truly great mob movies over the years like The Godfather, GoodFellas, Casino, A Bronx Tale, and Road to Perdition. But we’re here to talk about a movie that will remind you how difficult it is to make a truly great movie about the mafia without coming off like a tired cliche full of comically Italian names, ludicrous accents, and an Olive Garden menu.
Gotti just might be the worst movie of the year, which is saying something when movies like Show Dogs and Hurricane Heist also came out this year. But at least those movies know exactly what they are. Meanwhile, John Travolta comes through with flying colors in all the wrong ways, delivering a performance that can best be described as a man who fell into a Martin Scorsese spoof but takes it extremely seriously. See the Gotti Honest Trailer to see what we’re dealing with here. Read More »