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Terminator 2: Judgment Day was one of the best movies of the 90's and even still holds its own on many movie best-of lists. The classic film has now been remastered and it will be released in 3D.
The movie follows on from the original Terminator movie (released in 1984) and follows the life of a teenage boy called John Connor. John has been placed in foster care since his mother is detained in a mental institute. John's mother, Sarah, has trained John since a young age to be ready for the day when he leads a resistance force against a powerful company called Skynet - this is a story John began to believe but as he got older and his mother was eventually arrested, came to distrust his mom's word. However, when John finds himself being chased by a cop with incredible speed and strength, John begins to realise that perhaps someone is trying to kill him after all. The cop turns out to be a polyalloy cyborg called T-1000 who's been sent to earth to track down John and kill him to stop him fulfilling his destiny.
To protect John, the future version of himself sent another cyborg back in time to protect him. This cyborg is a T-800 and isn't as capable of shapeshifting (like T-1000) but is programmed to go to any lengths to save the boy. In order for John to understand the stories his mother had always told him, he commands T-800 to help him break his mom out of the secure mental wing. Now the two humans and cyborg are put against the clock on a mission to stop Skynet from ever progressing while also being constantly chased by T-1000.
Continue: Terminator 2: Judgment Day Clips Trailer
Roman is a construction worker preparing for his wife and grown-up daughter to return home to him after a long vacation. He awaits their arrival at the airport, but they never come. The plane that they were travelling on crashed after a miscommunication by air traffic controllers, and they didn't survive. Racked with the worst grief he has ever experienced, he is determined to have justice for his family. Meanwhile, the AFC in charge Jake Bonanos has managed to avoid being named responsible and is advised to change his name and move his family away to avoid attacks from angry vigilantes. Unfortunately for him, it doesn't take Roman too long to track him down. He wants an apology from the man he believes is responsible for the death of his wife and daughter, but does he also want revenge?
Continue: Aftermath Trailer
Arnie made a video that sniped at Trump's falling approval ratings and budget furore.
“The ratings are in, and you got swamped,” Schwarzenegger said in a clip he posted on Tuesday morning (March 21st). “Wow, now you’re in the 30s? But what do you expect when you take away after-school programs for children and Meals on Wheels for the poor people?”
Arnie took on The Donald once again on social media
Continue reading: Arnold Schwarzenegger Needles Donald Trump Over Falling Approval Ratings
The Terminator actor has previously been slammed by Trump after taking over from the President on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice
Could Arnold Schwarzenegger be preparing to run for the US Senate in 2018? And, if so, how much will it irritate the President of the United States, and Schwarzenegger’s former boss, Donald Trump? Political insiders have suggested both are possible.
Arnie could very well 'Be Back'
The feud between both the two - who are both celebrities turned politicians with Arnie previously the Governor of California as part of the Republican party between 2003 and 2011 - has heated up even more so since Trump took the top office.
Schwarzenegger took over as host of the NBC reality show earlier this year.
The President made the claim on Twitter, after Schwarzenegger gave an interview to Empire Online, saying he wouldn't be returning to the series and citing the show’s association with Trump as driving away viewers.
Donald Trump claims Arnold Schwarzenegger was fired as host of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’
Show host, Arnold Schwarzenegger seems to think so
It seems that there are just some things more important than being the leader of the free world and that is America’s Celebrity Apprentice. According to the show’s new presenter, Arnold Schwarzenegger, President-elect Donald Trump will remain the show’s executive producer.
The President-elect will retain the Executive Producer credit on his show, Celebrity Apprentice
Trump stepped down from the role when he took up the Republican presidential race but Arnie - the former governor of California - remarked that he knew Trump was executive producer from the moment he took over as host.
Continue reading: Will Donald Trump Remain Executive Producer Of His Celebrity Apprentice?
Arnold Schwarzenegger has been cast in 'Viy 2'.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has been cast in 'Viy 2'.
The 69-year-old actor is set to star alongside Jason Flemyng and Jackie Chan in the sequel to the first production 'Viy', which was released in 2014, which was confirmed by producer Gleb Fetisov, although Schwarzenegger's role has yet to be unveiled.
'Viy 2', which is known as 'Journey to China: The Iron Mask Mystery', is set in the 18th century and focuses on English adventurer Jonathan Green, played by Flemyng and is set to hit the big screen in 2017.
Continue reading: Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Star In Viy 2
Arnie was on a brief sightseeing tour of the Scottish capital when he started cycling up a busy road the wrong way.
Arnold Schwarzenegger grabbed headlines for the wrong reasons on a visit to the Scottish capital Edinburgh this week, as he was photographed cycling on the wrong side of the road, apparently forgetting he was in the United Kingdom.
The actor-turned-politician-turned-actor, 68, is on a brief tour of meet-and-greet sessions around Britain, and while in Edinburgh on Wednesday (January 20th) decided that he would do a spot of sightseeing. Initially, the Terminator amazed fans by taking selfies and chatting to them, describing the city as “beautiful” in a Twitter post, before setting off.
Arnold Schwarzenegger on his short UK tour
Continue reading: Arnold Schwarzenegger Cycles The Wrong Way Up Edinburgh Street
Mankind has been all but wiped out. When Skynet became self-aware, it launched tactical nuclear strikes against the human race, with an army of robots finishing off the last few survivors. John Connor (Jason Clarke) leads the resistance, and the robots know this. In order to stop the war against mankind, the machines send one of themselves back in time to kill his mother, Sarah (Emilia Clarke). With Sarah Connor being a well-documented pacifist, she stands no chance of survival, leading to Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) travelling back in time to save her. But he arrives in a very different world to what he expected. Sarah Connor is a well-trained killing machine, capable of defending herself. Reese was not the first person, or thing, to travel back in time to rescue her.
Continue: Terminator Genisys Trailer
The Palais d'Iena in Paris was the sight of the World Summit of Regions for Climate over the 10th and 11th October, 2014, and with that, came former Californian Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
No surprises in this weekend's box office, but it was a relief for Hollywood.
Not much to report from the box office after this week – despite all its manpower, Expendables 3 just couldn’t outgun previous chart toppers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy and ended up fourth in a line of new releases and return champions. The Turtles continued their reign with a respectable $28,4 million on their second outing according to Rentrak (via The Huffington Post).
Check out the guns on that turtle.
Guardians trailed only slightly behind with $24,7 million. In a slight disappointment for Marvel, the superhero space opera lost its lead in just the second week to the CGI-heavy TMNT flick. Even so, on its third week, GotG has reached an impressive cume of $222 million for distributor Walt Disney. Coupled with TMNT’s earnings this should enough to restore some faith in the 2014 summer box office from studios. For comparison, August so far marks a 14% increase in profits since last year, which of course concerns the average moviegoer roughly 0%.
Continue reading: Uneventful Box Office Maintains Summer Momentum
Arnold Schwarzenegger compared SWAT and DEA teams to graceful ballet dancers.
At age 66, following two terms as California's governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger is back on the big screen and making up for lost time. And his new film Sabotage gives him an unusually dark character, albeit one who runs around shooting big guns and beating up people just like pretty much everyone else he's played. So was he looking for a more complexity in this role?
Arnold Schwarzenneger Is Back With 'Sabotage'
"I don't have a master plan," he said while in London to promote the film. "I think it has something to do with being at a certain age. Especially coming out of a government job, you see the world as complex as it really is. Therefore you start getting attracted to characters that are written as more three-dimensional. Maybe 20 years ago I wouldn't have been attracted to that very same script."
Matt Smith has joined 'Terminator: Genesis' - but is this thing going to be any good?
The former Doctor Who star Matt Smith has signed on for an unspecified original role in the new Terminator movie Genesis. Paramount said Smith would play a "new character with a strong connection to John Connor". Connor, the leader of the anti-machine resistance originally played by Edward Furlong, will be played by Zero Dark Thirty's Jason Clarke in the new movie.
Matt Smith at the GQ Men of the Year Awards
"The thing is, I've been implanted with a chip where, if I talk about it, my head explodes," said Smith during a question and answer session at Wizard World Minneapolis. "All I can say about Terminator is that I'm very excited to be part of the Terminator franchise because those movies - those first two movies, particularly - are brilliant. Yeah, it's very exciting."
Continue reading: As Matt Smith Signs Up, Could 'Terminator: Genesis' Actually Be...Good?
They don’t have a TARDIS but they do have a Time Lord, as Doctor Who star Matt Smith has officially signed for a role in Terminator: Genesis.
He may still be the Doctor to some, but Matt Smith has bagged himself a major new role in the upcoming Terminator: Genesis movie. Paramount have now confirmed that Smith will play a major new role in the trilogy and reports are saying his part is set to grow over the course of the three films.
Matt Smith is heading to Terminator: Genesis
In the reboot, Arnold Schwarzenegger will reprise his famous role as The Terminator, with ‘Game of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke playing Sarah Connor alongside Smith in his yet unnamed role. Also already signed on is Zero Dark Thirty actor Jason Clarke and Day Okeniyi who has been cast as Danny Dyson.
James Cameron dished on the Avatar sequels during his Reddit AMA.
James Cameron used his Reddit AMA on Saturday morning to update fans on the three planned Avatar sequels, saying he will have completed the scripts within six weeks. The first sequel is set to hit cinemas in December 2016, with Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Shane Salerno previously announced Cameron's collaborators.
James Cameron Is Shooting Avatar 2, 3, and 4 Simultaneously
"The second, third and fourth films all go into production simultaneously," the director wrote in his Reddit AMA. "They're essentially all in preproduction now, because we are designing creatures, settings, and characters that span all three films. And we should be finished with all three scripts within the next, I would say, six weeks."
Continue reading: James Cameron To Shoot Avatar 2, 3 And 4 Simultaneously
Tom, Arnie and Hugh pick up honours at the Empire Awards, while the stars of Noah, The Other Woman and Divergent walk red carpets in London. And new trailers arrive for films starring Shailene Woodley, Cameron Diaz, Tom Hardy, Dwayne Johnson and Scarlett Johansson...
Tom Cruise, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hugh Jackman and Emma Thompson were all on hand for Sunday night's Empire Awards in London, a lively and colourful event with most winners chosen by the magazine's readers. Cruise was named The Legend of Our Lifetime, while Schwarzenegger was crowned The Action Hero of Our Lifetime and Jackman picked up the Empire Icon Award.
There was also a flurry of high-profile premieres in London this past week. Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson and Ray Winstone walked a watery-style carpet for Noah; Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton were on hand for The Other Woman; and Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet and Theo James dazzled the fans for Divergent.
The stars were out to party at last night Empire Film Awards.
Some of the biggest names in film were out last night for the Jameson Empire Film Awards, which saw the year's biggest and best movies awarded for a storming year in filmmaking. Voted for by the public, the awards presented a somewhat different picture of the last year in film than most of the other big awards ceremonies have done so far.
It Was An Evening Of Triump For Emma Thompson, Who Was Awarded Best Actress.
Space thriller Gravity and the fantasy sequel The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug were the evening's biggest winners with the former winning Best Film and Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón whilst the latter picked up Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Best Male Newcomer for Aiden Turner, AKA Kili. Saving Mr, Banks star Emma Thompson and Filth actor James McAvoy took home the respective male and female acting awards, according to the movie magazine.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has some premium advice for body builders: work out then eat cake
Arnold Schwarzenegger talked about his London habits, what it means to be awarded the lifetime achievement award from Empire and the next Terminator when quizzed by The Telegraph last night. The Austrian star said he was honoured to be the recipient of Empire’s honour, and explained why directors are hired to make film.
Arnie works out, then eats desserts
“The first thing I did (upon arriving in London) was work out. And then the second was have some good British desserts, so that I gain the weight back that I just burned off when I was working out,” explained Arnie, ignoring the reporters follow up questions.
The football player and the model have set their sights on Brooklyn turf.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen are selling their 14,000-square-foot Brentwood self-build amidst plans to relocate to the other side of the States. The American football player and the Brazilian model are said to have spent $20 million constructing the palatial property which above all other features, is eco-friendly. The wealthy pair could be set to scoop a hefty profit if the mansion sells for its current $50 million asking price.
Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen Are Selling Their Mega Mansion For $50 Million.
Completed in 2013 after five years of construction, the breathtakingly huge mansion is basically a fortress, boasting a longdrive, several turrets, hundreds of trees surrounding its perimeter and - the piece-de-resistance - a moat festooned with koi carp. Listed with the Westside Estate Agency, the house features six bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen, a library, a state-of-the-art gym, a swimming pool, a lift, a butler's room and several fountains.
This might just be the best charity auction ever. There's a tank involved.
The line “Wanna take a ride in my tank?” wouldn’t go over well coming from a regular human, but if there’s anyone who can make it work, it’s Arnold Schwarzenegger. The former Governator is auctioning off a ride in his M47 tank and anyone can enter. It’s pretty admirable of him – after achieving his lifelong dream of owning a tank, he is now sharing it with one lucky, presumably very wealthy, fan. Proceeds from the auction will go to the charity organisation After-School All-Stars, which plans after-school activities for disadvantaged children. It’s a win-win.
The Governator has his dream already. Now he's offering someone else the chance.
Never one to hog all the credit, he wrote in the description of the video: “This idea came from Reddit, so I want to give credit where credit is due. Specifically, it came from “ipeeinyourshower” who has better taste in video ideas for charity than usernames.”
Continue reading: Arnold Schwarzenegger Offers One Lucky Soul Their Dream Day, For Charity
Jai Courtney? Who is Jai Courtney?
Jai Courtney has been offered the role of Kyle Reese, a key character in Paramount and Skydance's Terminator: Genesis. The part of Reese is a gig that spans at least two movies and it's highly likely that Courtney will accept after fending off stiff competition from Boyd Holbrook.
Jai Courtney Will Star In 'Terminator: Genesis', Probably
Kyle Reese is the posthumous father of John Connor and the love interest of Sarah Connor. The character was portrayed by Michael Biehn in The Terminator, Jonathan Jackson in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Anton Yelchin in Terminator Salvation.
Sylvester didn't hold back when talking to Jonathan Ross
Sylvester Stallone is in a nostalgic mood, thinking back to his younger days and, it would appear, lamenting them. He also hinted at a reprising his role as Rocky in the upcoming film, ‘Creed’. The legendary actor bore all when speaking to host Jonathan Ross during an on-stage interview at the London Palladium on Saturday.
Still going - Sylvester Stallone
"I abused power badly. I read some of the interviews I gave now and wish I could go back and punch myself in the face," he continued. Stallone, who stars alongside Robert di Niro in the comedy boxing film, Grudge Match, also spoke of a new project in which he’ll play Rocky once more, but confirmed that it’s not a sequel in any way shape or form.
PG-13 films today contain, on average, more gun-related violence that R-rated films, a new study says.
Gun violence is becoming more frequent in PG-13-rated movies in recent years, a new study by the Annenberg Public Policy Center and Ohio State University has shown. According to the study, published in the academic journal Pediatrics on Monday, 11 November, these results show that the average PG-13-rated film does not take into consideration the supposedly strict regulations sanctioned by the Motion Picture Association of America.
According to the guidelines set by the Motion Picture Association of America, a PG-13-rated film is not supposed to exceed, or even reach the same amount of violence, nudity, sensuality, language, adult activities or other elements found in R-rated films. However the new study shows that this isn't the case. The new study says that in fact, a number of films both match and exceed the amount of gun-related violence found in some R-rated films.
The researchers responsible for the study, Brad J. Bushman, Patrick E. Jamieson, Ilana Weitz and Daniel Romer, undertook the experiment to determine whether the presence of guns alone can increase aggression, in an effect called the 'weapons effect,' in movie audiences. They found that, since 1950, film violence has more than doubled and gun violence has tripled in PG-13-rated films since 1985, with the amount of violence in these films increasing significantly since 2009. Since then, films rated PG-13 have contained the same amount or more violence than R-rated films.
A biography of iconic filmmaker John Milius, this engaging documentary features some of the biggest stars of all time talking about their friend who changed the movies forever. And he's got such a huge presence that we love listening to his stories almost as much as we've loved watching his films over the decades. This movie also explores his controversial image as a right-wing gun lover, but the salient fact is that his friends and colleagues clearly love him dearly.
John Milius has always been a man's man. His asthma prevented him from joining the military, so he instead went to film school in the 1960s with a group that included Lucas, Spielberg, Coppola and Scorsese. And these young turks were exactly what cinema needed as the studio system ended. Milius' uncredited screenplay for Dirty Harry got him work as a writer and director, and his crowning achievement remains the screenplay for Apocalypse Now. He's also proud of his passion project Big Wednesday, an iconic surfing film that vanished without a trace when the studio abandoned it. But everything changed with Red Dawn, the teen fantasy that gave him his pro-gun reputation as a pariah. He's been less busy since, but is still working on his long-gestating epic about Genghis Khan, even though he has spent the past few years recovering from a debilitating stroke.
Like Milius himself, this is a beefy, jovial movie that zips along at a fast pace, observing telling details everywhere without any real criticism. Milius calls himself a "zen anarchist" rather than a conservative, and it's fascinating to see his life-loving personality emerge in the clips. Meanwhile, we see all of the iconic lines he's written and cinema-changing moments he's had a hand in, from writing Robert Shaw's amazing USS Indianapolis speech in Jaws to teaching Arnold Schwarzenegger how to hold a sword for Conan.
Continue reading: Milius Review
Check out the videos, and the trailer for Escape Plan, below
He’s been in, approximately, a billion movies; he’s been a politician, a Mr. Universe (five times!), a bodybuilder, a model and a public speaker. But he’s known for his one liners above anything else, and Arnold Schwarzenegger knows this.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone in Escape Plan
“Whenever I go to an event, someone asks me to yell out one of my lines. Even when I walk into Starbucks, people scream at me to "Get to the choppa,''' said the larger than life Austrian on Reddit.
Continue reading: Arnold Schwarzenegger Give The Fans What They Want: One Liners!
You know not to expect something deep and meaningful when a movie stars Stallone and Schwarzenegger, and indeed this is pretty much what we expect: a slick thriller that's utterly preposterous but not quite stupid. But the premise has a certain idiotic charm to it, and there are just enough clever touches to keep our brains engaged.
Stallone plays brilliant security expert Breslin, whose job entails being thrown into maximum-security prisons so he can find the weakness in the system. Clearly unbothered by being beaten and brutalised by guards and inmates, Breslin is backed up by a support crew (Ryan and Jackson) and his business partner (D'Onofrio) back in the office. But now the CIA wants Breslin to check out its new top-secret enemy combatant lock-down. To do this, Breslin must go off the grid. And when he realises that the evil warden Hobbes (Caviezel) isn't playing ball, he teams up with brilliant scientist inmate Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger) to, yes, plan an escape.
As the story develops we get the feeling that the screenwriters sat around thinking of ways they could make this prison increasingly impossible to believe. Indeed, one mid-film twist is so incredible that it actually makes us admire the writers' audacity. Arthouse director Halstrom gleefully indulges in all of this silliness, keeping the imagery sharp and cool while name-checking pretty much every cliche of both prison and heist movies. There's even a bit of political context in the way a private contractor is abusing the system to profit from the War on Terror.
Continue reading: Escape Plan Review
The actor's demands of $1 million-a-day were just too much for the film's producers, so Willis walked away from the project, only to be replaced by Harrison Ford
Bruce Willis was set to become the latest action star to join forces with Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and the rest in the upcoming Expendables 3. Unfortunately though, Willis won't be channelling his inner John McClane in the next Expendables film after all, as the Hollywood Reporter have revealed that due to contract disagreements, the actor has decided to walk away from the project.
Bruce demanded too much money from the Expendables team
On Tuesday (6 August), Stallone tweeted that Willis was out of the upcoming action project and Harrison Ford was in. He then went on to tweet, "GREEDY AND LAZY ...... A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE," to allude to his wage demands, but didn't follow-up his message with any kind of explanation as to why this happened. A day later, THR cleared up any confusion by confirming the reason behind Willis' axing, saying that it was his massive wage demands that made him surplus to requirements on the film. According to THR, Willis was offered $3 million to feature in the film, meaning he would have to take four days out of his busy schedule to film scenes on location in Bulgaria. It turns out that Willis wanted $1 million-per-day, threatening to walk away from the project if his demands weren't meant.
Sylvester Stallone announced on Twitter that Bruce Willis is leaving the Expendables movie franchise and Harrison Ford will be appearing in 'Expendables 3'.
Sylvester Stallone announced via Twitter that Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford would feature in Expendables 3. The Rocky actor criticised Bruce Willis, describing him as "lazy" and "greedy" following his decision to leave the film franchise.
Sylvester Stallone at the premiere of Bullet to the Head in New York.
Ray Breslin is an expert in structural-security and has been able to break out of every prison he has been placed in using highly skilled and unusual methods. However, when he is asked to design an escape proof prison for the country's biggest life-sentenced felons, he finds himself betrayed when he is subsequently kidnapped and incarcerated by a masked figure in that prison with no way of getting out. It is there he befriends Swan Rottmayer; a smart but aggressive inmate who takes a shine to Ray when he explains his determination to escape. Swan agrees to help, but this time it's going to take more than just clever methods to break free and find the people who double-crossed him.
Continue: Escape Plan Trailer
20th Century Fox had announced a 'special surprise' at Comic-Con 2013, and an all-new addition to the Predator franchise may well be the surprise
It looks like we might have yet another addition to the Predator movie franchise, with the official movie fan-page uploading a cryptic image onto their page and setting into motion a frenzy of anticipation surrounding a potential follow-up to 2010's Predators. As The Hollywood Reporter pointed out, "20th Century Fox's has promised 'a huge surprise' for its San Diego Comic-Con panel on Saturday, which is still showing up as 'TBA' in terms of details on the official Comic-Con schedule."
Could Arnold be back fighting Predators?
A surprise, yes, but a good surprise? You'd have to forgive us for being a little dubious about this. As utterly amazing the Schwarzenegger-starring 1987 film was, the Danny Glover starring 1990 follow-up wasn't nearly as good as the first and despite a promising cast and a production credit from cult movie mastermind Robert Rodriguez, 2010's Predators was frankly a disappointment, so where does this leave a follow-up to the last Predator outing? Each of the post-2000 Predator films, including the Alien vs Predator movies, were pretty weak and it would take something special for 20th Century Fox to up their game and make another memorable Predator film, but for all we know the next outing from the ultra-advanced sentient humanoid alien race could be worth writing home about.
Could a fourth movie in the franchise really be happening?
The rumors and speculation that precede Comic-Con are almost as exciting as the event itself. Well, not quite, but you get the picture. The latest thing to be excited about is a photo posted on Predator’s Facebook page, sending geeks everywhere into raptures at the notion of a new Predator movie.
Arnie starred in the first, but will he make a return? Even a cameo?
"There's something out there waiting for us, and it ain't no man… We're all gonna die," reads the text on the picture, which appears to be a thermal image – a motif for the franchise. This is, as you’ll know if you’re reading this a quote from the original 1987 Predator movie, spoken by Sonny Landham's Billy. It's accompanied on the image by the hashtag #HuntthePredator.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, the hospital in West Hollywood where many of the rich and famous go for treatment, has fired six staff after 14 patient records were "inappropriately accessed."
It's the medical facility where new parents Kim Kardashian and Kanye West spent thousands on receiving exclusive care ahead of daughter North West's birth, but now Cedars-Sinai has had to admit that patient security was breached on 14 separate occasions by unauthorised staff between 18th-24th June, all six of whom have now been fired. All patients whose details were accessed have been notified.
Kim Kardashian Gave Birth At Cedars-Sinai Hospital.
The LA Times reports that of the six staff who were fired for improperly accessing patient records, "four were employees of community physicians who have medical staff privileges at the hospital, one was a medical assistant employed by Cedars-Sinai, and one was an unpaid student research assistant."
The trailer for the upcoming prison-break action thriller went viral this week, with the film planned for an October release date
Who would have thought that in 2013 the two biggest action movie names would still be Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger? With the veterans of the big screen still putting out new movies that are generally well-received by audiences, the legends of the action genre are joining forces to co-star next to each other for the first time (bar The Expendables movies, in which Arnie was arguably a feature rather than a star) to date in the new movie Escape Plan.
Arnie is back kicking butt on the big screen
As we can tell from the trailer, Stallone is the main character of the film, but it is Arnold who looks like the real star here. Stallone plays Ray Breslin, a master prison escape artist and a man with a vast array of survival skills that he has developed to make him nearly incarceration-proof. When he is framed and thrown behind bars in the escape-proof prison he designed himself, he must escape (with the help of the prison's most authoritative inmate - Schwarzenegger) and find the person who set him up.
The trailer for Escape Plan shows the two action men in their favorite genre.
The ultimate 80s action men – Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone – are teaming up again, for Escape Plan. The two actors have worked together before, on The Expendabes and its creatively titled sequel, The Expendables 2, which was surprisingly appreciated both by critics and movie-goers alike. The newly released trailer for Escape Plan sees them once again doing what they do best, which is some good, ol’ fashioned... well, you know.
Watch the Escape Plan trailer.
Terminator 5 will be competing with sequels like The Avengers 2 and Independence Day 2.
The fate of the upcoming Terminator movie (fifth in the franchise) has been largely uncertain for the past year or so. Following the success of 2009’s Terminator: Salvation, a fifth installment was known to be in the works for a long time, even having a director attached at one point – Justin Lin, who is no longer directing it. Then the news ceased for a while, prompting questions of whether it was getting made at all. However, with the involvement of Paramount – the studio has partnered up with David Ellison's Skydance Pictures and Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures, it looks like production has finally been kicked into gear, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Schwazenegger is going at it again.
So much so, in fact, that Paramount have actually announced a release date for the film – June 26 2015. This is an ambitious endeavour, considering the slew of movies also slated for a summer 2015 release – from the recently confirmed Independence Day 2, to Marvel’s Avengers 2, which we’ve known would be happening for a while now. With Pirates Of The Caribbean 5, Star Wars: Episode VII, Assassin's Creed, Finding Dory and more coming out within that timeframe, calling it the summer of the sequels would be an understatement.
Continue reading: Terminator 5 Lives! Finally Gets Definite Release Date
Sylvester Stallone has announced The Expendables 3, though fans may be more intrigued by his new project by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
It's shaping up to be a pretty hectic 18 months or so for Sylvester Stallone, who will star in two big-budget movies for Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment, Escape Plan and The Expendables 3. The former stars Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger as prison cellmates who work together to escape. The Great Escape, essentially.
The movie, directed by Swedish filmmaker Mikael Hafstrom, is written by Miles Chapman and Jason Keller, according to the Hollywood Reporter. It will go up against Joseph Gordon-Lecitt's directorial debut Don Jon and fantasy movie Seventh Son on October 18, 2013. The Expendables action adventure franchise continues on August 15, 2014 with the third movie, once again starring Stallone as Barney Ross, who leads his group of mercenaries into another seemingly impossible mission. Martial arts legend Jackie Chan and Oscar winner Nicolas Cage are set to be appear in the movie, which will undoubtedly continue to the huge success of the franchise. As yet, the other major studios have not announced any movies for release on the same date.
The Expendables 2, starring Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris and Terry Crews, opened on August 16, 2012 to takings of $28.6 million. The movie has since earned $300 million worldwide.
Continue reading: Sylvester Stallone Announces Expendables 3 And Great Escape 2 (Sort Of)
The original, 1985 film was flawed but adored
80s cult B-movie 'The Toxic Avenger' is set for a reboot, but not just any reboot. Rumors suggest everyone’s favorite Austrian action-hero-cum-politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger is to be handed a starring role.
Toxic Avenger was a seriously niche film; it followed the trials and tribulations of Melvin Ferd III, a diminutive janitor who lacks the respect of his peers. One day, while being chased by bullies, he lands himself in a vat of toxic waste, and you can pretty much piece together the rest of the film following the Spiderman template
Okay then. Here's Arnie handing a massive cup to a muscle-man
Continue reading: Toxic Avenger Remake To Star Arnold Schwarzenegger
What will this kid's punishment be?
Shouting at the DJ and throwing ice cubes at him is a sure-fire way to get kicked out of a club. Doing that as the child of a major Hollywood star is a brilliant way to get labelled a brat, and that’s exactly what Patrick Schwarzenegger did.
And now comes the apology, this time administered via Twitter. "Excuse my language. I apologise," he posted, followed by: "Live and learn, hope everyone has a blessed day". The aspiring actor, a freshman, wasn’t supposed to be in the club anyway, as he’s underage. It took him lobbing cubes of ice at one of the employees to get their attention and get himself noticed, and subsequently kicked out. "I'm gonna beat the f--k out of the DJ," he said repeatedly. "He kicks everybody out of his table, losing money for the club, losing money for the owner," said a source to TMZ. "[DJ Valadez] told him nicely a few times to please be careful because he kept bumping into [his equipment]," added a source to US Weekly. "I guess Patrick became annoyed so he started throwing ice at him. At this point one of the cocktail waitresses noticed it was Patrick Schwarzenegger and alerted the team who he was and that he was underage."
We’d hate to come home to Arnie after being caught doing that publically. Talk about a scary dad! Although the Austrian beefcake is probably too busy with his political prepositions to give a damn about his son’s recent misdemeanour.
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Terminator actor Arnold Schwarzenegger spotted with 38 year old Heather Milligan
A word of advice for Arnold Schwarzenegger: If you really want a reconciliation with your former wife Maria Shriver, you probably don’t want to get caught sharing a dinner date with a pretty blonde physical therapist, 27 years younger than you. That would not be an advisable step towards reconciliation.
The Terminator star was spotted with 38 year-old Heather Milligan, as they enjoyed dinner together at Santa Monica’s Babalu restaurant last Friday (February 22, 2013). A photographer managed to get a shot of the couple gazing happily out of the restaurant windows and also caught them out driving around Brentwood the next day. They were reportedly laughing and smiling together throughout the meal, before leaving in Arnie’s car. Milligan is a physical therapist, with a number of high profile NFL stars on her books, including New York Giants’ Ramses Barden. New York Daily News tried to contact Millgan to quiz her about her relationship with Arnie but staff at her practice said she wasn’t going to talk. “She’s not going to make herself available,” reporters were told. She also deleted a birthday tweet that she’d sent to Arnie, which read “Happy birthday to @Schwarzenegger !! Headed to the gym to shock the system and get more than 1% in…”
In January 2013, Schwarzenegger reportedly told a German magazine that he still loved his former wife Maria Shriver and hoped for a reconciliation. Shriver filed for divorce in 2011, after learning that Arnie had fathered a secret child with the family’s housekeeper.
The 66-year-old action movie legend Sylvester Stallone has seen more than his fair share of on-set injuries in his time, but has chosen to cover them up with a tattoo of his wife.
Action movie superstar, Sylvester Stallone, has covered up an unsightly burst vein with a tattoo of his wife. In the film 'Bullet to the Head', Stallone is seen sporting huge tattoos across his back and both shoulders, but instead of being painted on for the role, the actor has revealed that they are, in fact, his own tattoos.
''The tattoos are real - unfortunately," Stallone explained, "I have all kinds of chest injuries; I tore my vein during 'Rocky II' and had 60 stitches. If you've seen 'Rocky Balboa', you'll know how bad they look. It got worse and worse, and people were saying, 'Urgh, has he got varicose veins?' So I thought, 'f**k it', and covered them with a tattoo of my wife."
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Whilst currently promoting his new film, The Last Stand, Arnold Schwarzenegger is already planning his next move by gaining permission to shoot his next film at the home of Mike Briggs, President-Elect for Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types, Inc.
Briggs gave Arnie and the rest of the film crew for the upcoming movie Ten permission to film scenes at his scenic home, but only on one condition: that the production team pledge all of the rental fees Briggs would be receiving for donating his land to his charity, FIRST. True to the agreement, earlier this week the offices of FIRST received a $35,000 cheque and a big thank you from Arnie and the rest of the film's team.
“I told them they were free to film at my home, as long as they agreed to donate all of the rental fees associated with the use of my property to FIRST,” said Briggs, was made president of FIRST this month, adding, “When the producers heard that, they decided to make the donation larger and have donated $35,000 to the Foundation. We couldn’t be more thrilled.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger came true on his promise of 'I'll be back', after he took a break from movies to 'save California from crisis' taking the role of Governor. But is this a triumphant return for the action movie stalwart? Or is the film's title just right.
It would appear as though Arnie hasn't wowed the critics with his latest project, alongside perennial Jackass Johnny Knoxville. It's not the worst film he's ever done, or indeed the silliest, but it certainly won't be remembered as the vindication of one of his most famous catchphrases.
Peter Bradshaw - often regarded as a film snob, although he endorses plenty of mainstream films - speaks positively of the film, but moves towards praise for the director, Kim Jee-woon rather than Arnie. "Korean film-maker Kim Jee-woon gives it plenty of directorial welly, and it's good to see a film with cop cars flying through the air," he writes in his 3/5 review.
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Korean filmmaker Kim played with the Western genre before in his wacky 2008 pastiche The Good the Bad the Weird, and this film is just as chaotically uneven, mixing cartoon-style silliness with grisly violence. But the high-energy approach holds our interest, as does Schwarzenegger's immense screen presence in his first starring role since his political career. The film is far too jumbled to hold together, but its sardonic sense of humour makes it a decent guilty pleasure.
Arnie plays Sheriff Owens, who has a quiet routine in his sleepy Arizona-Mexico border town. So when a stranger (Stormare) appears, he sends his deputies (Alexander and Gilford) to investigate. Things get violent quickly, so he deputises a drunken veteran (Santoro) and a moronic gun-nut (Knoxville) to work alongside another deputy (Guzman). What he doesn't yet know is that the baddies are part of an elaborate plan to help a drug kingpin (Noriega) escape from a Law Vegas FBI Agent (Whitaker) and cross the border to freedom in Mexico.
The whizzy plot actually has promise as a straightforward action movie, but Kim throws so much nuttiness at the screen that we can't take anything seriously. The story zings from set-piece to set-piece without much concern for credibility or coherence. It's all very cool, especially the baddie's glimmering, super-fast prototype Corvette, which travels "faster than a chopper" on isolated country roads that are improbably smooth. And his climactic plan to get over the border is astonishingly silly, but played dead straight.
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Arnold Schwarzeneger’s political run might be done, but this is far from the end for the Governator’s publicity.
His latest flick The Last Stand has been getting quite a lot of hype lately. And it really doesn’t seem like this good-guy-vs-bad-guy story has anything to offer in the way of originality, but everybody seems to just be really excited that Arnie is back! And let’s face it, we are too. The timing – a January release – seems like a poor choice to release a brainless action flick, but with nothing else on the horizon currently, at least there won’t be any competition, right?
Schwarzeneger has been absent from the movie scene for eight whole years and at this point, it’s comforting to see his towering figure and hear that incredible accent on screen again. And not to mention that, where The Last Stand falters in terms of script and dialogue, it makes up for it in car chases and, well, the pure awesomness of the Governator. So, this one might not be making the critics all too happy, but we’re willing to bet that it will rake in quite the revenue, with audiences keen to just see Schwarzenegger back on screen.
Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his long awaited return as a leading man in The Last Stand, proving he is a man of his word. He did say he'd be back.
The former Governor of California hasn't appeared in a starring role since 2003's 'Terminator' sequel Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, in which he resurrected his most famous role and not for the last time either. The 65-year-old actor may have had a considerable amount of time out on the sidelines of Hollywood, but that doesn't mean his lost an ounce of his famous Austrian charm that has endeared him to audiences over the decades.
Whilst this film may be called The Last Stand, this is by no means Arnie's last stand in the movies and his most recent foray in front of the camera has shown us that Hollywood have missed their go-to beefcake over the past decade, because no one can do what Arnold does. With Forest Whitaker and Johnny Knoxville helping out, as well as some lesser known actors and actresses (Luis Guzman, Jaimie Alexander, Rodrigo Santoro and Zach Gilford), the film is very much Arnold's show. Had Schwarzenegger not taken up the staring role then it is pretty reasonable to assume that this would be quite an unrespectable release, probably shipping straight to DVD - Arnold does this kind of stuff with movies though so its to be expected.
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What with Jake Schreier's upcoming movie 'Robot & Frank' scheduled for release in the UK on March 8th 2013 and talks of 'Star Wars: Episode VII' being in the making, we've put together a list of what we think are the best robots that we've ever seen on screen. This is with the exception of cyborgs, human-looking robots, cybernetic organisms and bots from TV programs because, let's face it, we'd be here forever.
Robot ('Robot & Frank')
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Arnold Schwarzenegger has weighed into the raging debate about gun violence in movies and its parallels with real-life. Last week, Django Unchained director Quentin Tarantino exploded at a UK journalist who brought up the much discussed subject, and Schwarzenegger holds similar views to the controversial director - effectively, that movie violence is fun.
The 65-year-old former governor of California - who has made a career out of shooting bad guys - said, "I personally feel that this is entertainment. The other thing is a serious real life tragedy. I think that we are going to continue doing entertainment. That is what we are doing as our profession, but at the same time, we all have a responsibility, I think, to improve the situation that we are in." Schwarzenegger returns to the screen this weekend in The Last Stand, an action movie in which he plays the sheriff of an Arizona border town tasked with stopping a Mexican cartel boss from returning to Mexico. The Terminator star noted that it's important not to stigmatize mental illness following gun tragedies like the one in Newtown, Connecticut, and cited parenting, education, security and gun laws as contributing factors to helping tackle gun crime. "We as a society have the responsibility to look at this and leave no stone unturned," he said.
The Last Stand is Schwarzenneger's first major role since leaving office, though he had a smaller part in The Expendables 2, which he says helped him prepare for his latest film. Later this year, he'll star opposite Sylvester Stallone in The Tomb. "I feel I have a bigger range, acting-wise," said Schwarzenegger. "It could be because of the age. It could be because of my experience that I have had now as governor."
Remember Edward Furlong? The hugely promising actor who broke through as John Connor in Terminator 2? Well, if you've heard of him, you're probably aware he hasn't had the best couple of years. His personal problems reached a crescendo on Tuesday morning (October 30, 2012) when arrested for felony domestic violence at LAX airport.
According to law enforcement sources who spoke with TMZ.com, Furlong allegedly got physical with his girlfriend at around 1am, grabbing her arm during an argument at the airport. When officers arrived, she had visible marks on her arm and the actor was immediately taken into custody. At the moment, he's still sitting in jail, though bail has been set at $50,000.
Furlong has had a funny old career, which began after he scooped a flurry of awards for his performance alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2. He followed it up with a couple of decent turns in indie flicks like Before and After and Little Odessa. In 1993, Aerosmith decided against featuring Alicia Silverstone in their video for 'Livin' on the Edge' (she had appeared in all other videos for Get a Grip) choosing Furlong instead. After several more movie roles, he delivered arguably his finest role in American History X, alongside Edward Norton. He played the younger brother of a neo-Nazi who is released from prison. The role landed Furlong a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance in a Feature Film, though he eventually lost out to Star Trek: Insurrection's Michael Welch. And then thing started to go wrong.
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30 years have passed by since Arnold Schwarzenegger graced the screen as Conan in the two films of the 80's - Conan the Barbarian and Conan The Destroyer - and still the former 'governator' is readying himself in don the pants and cape combo for one more time in the just announced Legend of Conan.
The project was announced by Deadline.com on Thursday (Oct 25), who reported that Universal Pictures had just signed a deal to make the project happen and frankly we could be more excited. Here are five reasons why the new Conan film could very well prove to be a hit:
1. The first film was great!
Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to reprise one of his most famous film roles for the upcoming sequel to the reboot of the Conan the Barbarian movie, which now stars Jason Momoa as the fictitious warrior, Reuters reports.
Today (Oct 26) Universal Pictures announced that it not only planned to make a follow-up to the 2011 reboot, which was poorly received by critics and made little impact at the box office, but also that Schwarzenegger, 65, will play the sword-swinging hero in The Legend of Conan. His new role comes 30 years after he first started in the Conan film, the film that made him the star he is today.
On top of the Conan reboot, Schwarzenegger also has a few other projects up his sleeve as he continues to prove that regardless of his eight-year hiatus from Hollywood whilst serving as the Governor of California he will always have a spot waiting for him in Hollywood.
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'Terminator' star Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives for his appearance on 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' and immediately approaches his waiting fans to sign their photos and merchandise. He only manages a brief wave at the photographers as he makes his way down the row of fans before he is ushered into the building. The photographers let out a frustrated groan in unison at Schwarzenegger's failure to pose for a snap.
Arnold Schwarzenegger gay? His parents sure thought he was, and tried to ‘cure’ him, he has revealed. He made the revelation during his ’60 Minutes’ interview on CBS, where he spoke about his new book ‘Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.’ He told viewers that his father took a rather aggressive approach to dealing with the fact that the young Arnie had posters of men all over his walls rather than women. His father apparently would run after him with a belt to beat him, though his mother took the gentler approach of taking him to the doctor.
“I don't know if mum thought I was gay, or if she just thought there was something off,” explained Arnie. “And 'let's catch it early'. She asked the doctor, 'Can you help me? I don't know if there's something wrong with my son because his wall is full of naked men,’”. During the interview, he discusses his attitude towards gay marriage and clearly shocks interviewer Leslie Stahl when he reveals that he officiated the marriage of a lesbian colleague in his office.
Obviously, if his parents had a crystal ball and could see into the future, they would have known that their son may have been fascinated with the world of male bodybuilding, but he’s still very much interested in women. In fact, at the center of his chat on 60 Minutes was the scandal of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son, the illegitimate child that he fathered with the family housekeeper and kept a secret from Maria Shriver, his wife of 25 years. He described his infidelity as “the stupidest thing I’ve done in the whole relationship” and continued “it was terrible. I inflicted tremendous pain on Maria and unbelievable pain on the kids.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger has, for the first time since the news broke, spoken of his affair with Mildred Baena - his former housekeeper with whom he fathered a secret love child with. The affair all but ended his 25-year marriage to Maria Shriver when it was revealed last year, the same year his term as the Governor of California ended.
On an upcoming episode of 60 Minutes, which is due to air tomorrow (September 30th 2012), the bodybuilder turned actor turned politician opens up on some of the most intimate details of his life for the first time on TV. The interview itself precedes the release of Schwarzenegger's revealing autobiography, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story, which will be released on October 1st.
In an excerpt obtained by NY Daily News regarding his affair, and what it did to his marriage to Shriver, Arnold said that he believes it is "the stupidest thing I've done in the whole relationship. It was terrible. I inflicted tremendous pain on Maria and unbelievable pain on the kids."
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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ‘Terminator 5’ ambitions may be on hold, after the action star revealed there are no firm plans for another movie. A fourth film ‘Terminator Salvation’ came out in 2009 but did not feature the Austrian, though a report in 2011 suggested Arnie was teaming up with ‘Fast & Furious’ director Justin Lin.
In a new interview with Empire magazine, Schwarzenegger was asked whether the franchise still had life, replying, “They have been trying to put a script together but I've not seen it, so I've no idea. There's nothing on the board at this point. Nothing on the plan.” It’s likely that film studios would welcome a fifth movie – especially considering the success of The Expendables franchise – though a poor script would do nobody any favours. Arnie, now 65, also discussed how his increasing years will affect his forthcoming performances, explaining, “In the end you perform for the people. When you're not believable as the guy doing high kicks and flying through the air, then you have to punch up other areas and rely more on drama. This change and what happens in the near future with all my movies is all going to be a good experience for me. I have to broaden myself, expand and concentrate on the acting and on the characters.”
His next movie ‘The Last Stand’ is due out in early 2013 – his first leading role in over 10 years.
Ray Owens is a police sheriff whose major crime fighting days are all but over when he swaps his job in the LAPD combating drug crimes for the much less strenuous post in the quite town of Sommerton Junction on the Mexican border, after a botched drugs operation left him feeling defeated when his friend and colleague ended up crippled. His comfort in his new post is challenged all too soon when the most formidable drug tycoon in the western world, Gabriel Cortez, slips from the clutches of the FBI. Cortez and his ruthless army head towards the Mexican border in Sommerton Junction at 250 miles per hour in a deadly modified Corvette ZR1 with a hostage, mercilessly shooting at the police officers attempting to arrest them and easily sweeping police cars out of their way. They are pursued by the entire law enforcement of America led by Agent John Bannister, though Owens is unwilling to bring his team into the fight at first, feeling not the officer he used to be. His reluctance becomes irrelevant anyway when he is told to take a backseat due to the lack of experience of his team; however Owens soon changes his mind and bands his modest taskforce together to forcibly take on the fierce drug gang themselves.
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Barney (Stallone) and his team of ageing mercenaries are coerced by Church (Willis) into heading into hostile territory to retrieve a top secret electronic gadget. Most shocking is the fact that Church insists that a woman, Maggie (Yu), joins them. And when things go wrong, Barney leads the gang on a grisly revenge mission against a nasty villain (Van Damme) who's callously putting humanity in peril. Along the way they're joined by Church and Trench (Schwarzenegger), and get help from lone-wolf Booker (Norris).
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Over the last century, GM has made 400 million petrol-burning vehicles. They also created the EV1, the first modern electric car, but gave up on the idea, recalled and crushed them. As technology and commercial prospects improved, red-hot entrepreneur Musk launched Tesla, a high-end electric roadster. GM's car-guru Lutz responded with the Volt, a much-cheaper hybrid, while shark-like Nissan CEO Ghosn became determined to tap into a generation that won't even consider buying a fuel-burning car. Meanwhile, Gadget is quietly converting classic cars to electric engines.
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Mr Church reunites the Expendables: Barney Ross; Lee Christmas; Yin Yang; Gunnar Jensen; Toll Road and Hale Caesar for a simple job. They are joined by two newcomers: Billy the Kid and Maggie. All in all, it looks like an easy paycheck for the Expendables. But things aren't always what they appear to be and when one of their own is brutally killed, the men set out to get revenge.
The Expendables are a group of highly trained mercenaries who are past their prime. In their last adventure, they get together for a mission to overthrow a Latin American dictator in Vilena, an island in between the Gulf of Mexico and South America.
Chinese actress Yu Nan joins the cast as the first female Expendable, while Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger expand their cameos as Mr Church and Trent Mauser, respectively. The Expendables 2 is directed by Simon West (Con Air; Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) and was written by Sylvester Stallone, who directed the first film, which was released in 2010. Upon its release, The Expendables was a box office hit, grossing $266,159,621 worldwide, despite mixed reviews from critics.
The Expendables are back and this time it's personal.
Directed by: Simon West
In US cinemas from August 17, 2012
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, Liam Hemsworth, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean Claude Van Damme, Jet Li, Yu Nan, Chuck Norris, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Novak Djokovic and Randy Couture
For the movie's hero, Howard Langston (Schwarzenegger), his current situation is slightly less trying. A workaholic, Howard has become a lousy husband and father, missing a series of obligations and special events. His young son, Jamie (Jake Lloyd), takes Howard's absences especially hard.
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Yet, Predator does exhibit a few morsels of potential. Given the effective atmosphere and pacing of the film, it is evident that more capable minds could have molded this thriller into an ageless, unrelenting struggle between man and beast. Unfortunately, instead of penning a daring, original plot, writers Jim Thomas and John Thomas recycle formulas from movies like Rambo and Alien. It goes without saying that Predator brings nothing new to the table, and lacks both surprise and suspense.
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If you know the basic plot of End of Days ("Satan visits New York in search of a bride") the question you'll be asking isn't, "Is this a bad movie?" Rather, it will probably be, "How bad can it be?"
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Chan's problems are indicative of many others faced by this overblown $110 million mess. Even as production was finishing, a distributor had not been found. Not surprisingly, Disney eventually picked up the film. Yet, what is surprising is Disney's decision not to distribute a challenging film like Fahrenheit 9/11, but instead to release this one, a flavorless and disgraceful remake.
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Underneath "The 6th Day's" Schwarzenegger schmaltz of expensive explosions, showpiece stunts and utterly extraneous jet-helicopter chases, there's an intelligent cautionary thriller about science run amuck which has been trampled to death.
Taking place in a future that is "sooner than you think" -- a high-gloss world of virtual girlfriends, self-driving cars and illegal cloning -- the plot is basically a rehash of "Total Recall" in which Arnold plays a seemingly average joe whose life is turned upside-down by the cogs of a giant conspiracy.
Schwarzenegger is Adam Gibson, an oh-so-suburban dad who owns a souped-up helicopter charter service. On the day he's been hired to drop a paranoid billionaire (Tony Goldwyn) on a mountain top for a day of skiing, Adam switches chopper duties with his business partner (Michael Rapaport) so he can go to the mall and get a RePet -- a genetic copy of the family dog -- before his daughter finds out the critter died.
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Several significant plot holes prove a frustrating and unnecessary distraction from the exhilarating, ante-upping, unflagging action of "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," an otherwise worthy, series-fulfilling successor to the groundbreaking looming-apocalypse flicks that made the careers of Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron.
One nuclear-crater-sized chasm of common sense comes at a pivotal moment when the film's three heroes -- future human freedom fighter John Conner (Nick Stahl), his future wife and first lieutenant Kate Brewster (Clare Danes), and yet another time-traveling Terminator (Schwarzenegger relishing again the one role in which he's truly awesome) -- magically turn up deep inside a top-secret military base without any explanation of how they breached security.
They've come to stop Kate's father (David Andrews), an Air Force general in charge of an artificial intelligence project, from throwing the switch that will give the dangerously self-aware SkyNet defense computers access to all military systems, leading to the nuclear annihilation of mankind.
Continue reading: Terminator 3: Rise Of The MacHines Review
Jules Verne might have a hard time recognizing his source material in the Jackie Chan action-comedy adaptation of "Around the World in 80 Days," but for non-purists, it's easy to forgive the many liberties taken in this funny, fleet-footed summer-matinee romp.
Although the ostensible main character is still screwball Victorian inventor Phileas Fogg (lanky Steve Coogan) -- who wagers against the stuffed shirts of the English scientific establishment that he can circumnavigate the globe in the titular time period -- this version of the story more literally revolves around Passepartout (Chan), Fogg's valet who has his own reasons for traipsing across continents.
Passepartout has stolen a jade Buddha from a Bank of London vault in order to return it to its rightful place: his native village in China. Fogg is his ticket to safe passage -- or so he thinks.
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