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The Warriors Remake Reportedly In Early Development

The Warriors is a timeless cult classic. Directed by Walter Hill and released in 1979, the film follows a street gang – the titular Warriors – as they attempt to survive the journey from the Bronx to Coney Island after being framed for a murder. It’s a grimy, violent and low budget pic, but the various gangs, the cool soundtrack and energetic visual style have earned it a decent amount of kudos over the years. And now, we’re hearing from our sources – the same ones who told us an Aladdin sequel was in development before it was confirmed – that The Warriors is set to be remade.

We don’t have any further details on the project at this early, early stage, but there’s been rumblings for a while now that Paramount were eager to do something with the property. Director Tony Scott had planned a remake of the film at
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‘The Irishman’ Will Be 3.5 Hours Long Because Martin Scorsese Can Do No Wrong

Are you sitting down, folks? The New York Film Festival has revealed that Martin Scorsese's The Irishman will boast a running time of... wait for it... 210 minutes. That is exactly 3-and-one-half-hours. You could literally watch Crank and Crank: High Voltage in that time frame, and still have roughly 10 minutes to spare. Now, I know what you're thinking. 3.5 hours? That's a lot of movie. Why are movies so freakin' long these days? Well, normally I would agree, but when it's Scorsese teaming up with Robert De Niro and Joe …
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Review: 'Hobbs & Shaw' Delivers Big Tag-Team Action By the Truckload

After eight movies so far, the Fast and the Furious franchise (which launched in 2001) gets its first spin-off as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (most recently in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Skyscraper) and Jason Statham (from the Crank movies and The Meg) reprise their roles (first introduced in Fast & Furious 6) as Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Directed by David Leitch, from a screenplay by Drew Pearce and longtime Fast & Furious scribe Chris Morgan, the film delivers on the over-the-top action, on-the-nose scripting, and off-the-charts charisma that the series has been known for. Ever since the tough, trash-talking Hobbs (Johnson), an agent of the Diplomatic Security Service (Dss), and former British Special Forces operative Shaw (Statham) first faced each other in 2015's sequel Furious 7, the two have been sworn enemies. But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton Lorr (Idris Elba
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Take a look at some interesting facts about Jason Statham

Jason Statham is an English actor, producer, martial artist, and former diver. Jason Statham is all set to entertain you with his upcoming movie Hobbs and Shaw. Today the actor turns 52 years and once again he has proved that age is just a number. Jason recently shot to fame with his Bottle Cap Challenge that took the internet by storm. Many actors and actresses took to social media to give a glimpse regarding the same.?

On the special occasion on his birthday, we take a look at some interesting facts about Jason.

Martial Arts

Many are not aware that the actor is well trained in many forms of martial arts. They include Jiujutsu, kickboxing, and Mma. He is considered as one of the top-tier professional Mma athletes of all time.

He is his own stuntman

Jason since he is trained in many forms of martial arts, he also performs many of the stunts by himself.
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May 21st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Black Moon Rising, The Seduction, White Chamber, She-devils On Wheels

Happy Monday, everyone! Before we head into Memorial Day, we have more horror and sci-fi Blu-ray and DVD releases coming our way that should definitely keep genre fans busy for the three-day weekend. Scream Factory is keeping busy with their Blus for The Seduction, The Hunted, and the recent psychological thriller A Dark Place. Shout Select is showing Earthquake some love with their Collector’s Edition this week, and Kino Lorber has two stellar-looking Special Edition releases on their docket as well: Black Moon Rising and Bitter Moon.

Other exciting titles coming home on May 21st include White Chamber, She-Devils on Wheels, A Brilliant Monster, and Crank in 4K.

Black Moon Rising: Special Edition

When master thief Sam Quint is hired by the government to steal top-secret data from a crime organization, he hides the stolen data in the experimental supercar, The Black Moon. But when the car is then
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Jason Statham in Crank Arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray May 21st

The adrenaline inducing film, Crank comes to 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (Plus Blu-ray and Digital) on May 21 from Lionsgate.

One of action-superstar Jason Statham’s most iconic roles – as Chev Chelios – will be seen in Ultra High Definition for the first time ever when Crank arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital) and on Digital in 4K Ultra HD May 21 from Lionsgate. Starring alongside Statham are Amy Smart, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Efren Ramirez, Carlos Sanz, and Dwight Yoakam in a film that “Access Hollywood” calls “an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride!” Experience four times the resolution of full HD with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes Dolby Vision® Hdr, bringing entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker.
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Ethan Hawke Directing, Juliette Binoche Starring in ‘Camino Real’ Film Adaptation

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Ethan Hawke Directing, Juliette Binoche Starring in ‘Camino Real’ Film Adaptation
Ethan Hawke will direct a film adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ 1953 play “Camino Real,” starring Juliette Binoche.

Passage Pictures will produce. The film is expected to shoot in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, next year. John Sloss from Cinetic Media is also attached to produce alongside Passage Pictures CEO Uri Singer, Mario Peixoto (Singer’s Brazil-based partner at Passage Pictures) and Ryan Hawke from Under the Influence Productions.

Hawke, who previously starred in a stage production of “Camino Real” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, adapted the play with writer-composer Shelby Gaines. The play is set in a quasi-nihilistic, surreal, isolated town in a tropical climate. The characters confront their existence and purpose in a narrative of love and burlesque dancing. Hawke’s “Camino Real” will have a contemporary setting.

Passage is currently in production on Michael Almereyda’s “Tesla” in New York, in which Hawke plays Nikola Tesla opposite Eve Hewson and Kyle MacLachlan.
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Netflix Action Movie ‘Kate’ Will Have Mary Elizabeth Winstead Playing a Poisoned Assassin

Netflix Action Movie ‘Kate’ Will Have Mary Elizabeth Winstead Playing a Poisoned Assassin
Someone poisoned Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and now she’s going to kill them. In a movie, that is. Winstead will star in the Netflix action movie Kate, about a female assassin on the hunt for the person that poisoned her. This premise is reminiscent of Crank, but with Mary Elizabeth Winstead instead of Jason Statham. Which actually sounds amazing. […]

The post Netflix Action Movie ‘Kate’ Will Have Mary Elizabeth Winstead Playing a Poisoned Assassin appeared first on /Film.
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Movie Review – The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2019)

The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot, 2019.

Written and Directed by Robert D. Krzykowski.

Starring Sam Elliott, Aidan Turner, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Larry Miller, Ellar Coltrane, Sean Bridgers, Rizwan Manji, Mark Steger, and Ron Livingston.

Synopsis:

A legendary American war veteran is recruited to hunt a mythical creature.

Less about killing Hitler and Bigfoot, writer and director Robert D. Krzykowski’s bizarre genre mashup debut feature, tantalizingly titled The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot, is first and foremost a character study of an aging World War II veteran having flashback recollections of the all-important heroic duty that ended up causing complications with subsequent phases and different areas of his life. It also helps that this former special operative is played by none other than all-time great character actor Sam Elliott.

Trust me, I’m fully aware that the title is supremely silly and gives off vibes
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‘Happy!’ Showrunner Brian Taylor Says Season 2 is Ten Times Crazier Than the First Season [Interview]

‘Happy!’ Showrunner Brian Taylor Says Season 2 is Ten Times Crazier Than the First Season [Interview]
When your film credits include the Crank movies, Gamer, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, and Mom and Dad, it’s hard to imagine getting any crazier than director Brian Taylor already has. But the first season of Taylor’s Syfy series Happy! featured kidnapped children, a three-headed dog, a killer Santa Claus, and the alcoholic corrupt cop as […]

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Crank Arrives on 4K Ultra HD in May with Two Fresh Featurettes

Crank Arrives on 4K Ultra HD in May with Two Fresh Featurettes
One of action-superstar Jason Statham's most iconic roles - as Chev Chelios - will be seen in Ultra High Definition for the first time ever when Crank arrives on 4K Ultra HD&#8482 Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray&#8482 and Digital) and on Digital in 4K Ultra HD May 21 from Lionsgate.

Starring alongside Jason Statham are Amy Smart, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Efren Ramirez, Carlos Sanz and Dwight Yoakam.

Experience four times the resolution of full HD with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes Dolby Vision&#174 Hdr, bringing entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker.

Additionally, the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack of Crank features Dolby Atmos&#174 audio mixed specifically for the home, to place and move audio anywhere in the room,
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Jesse Eisenberg Fights Back in Teaser Trailer for Dark Comedy The Art Of Self-defense

We have a cool trailer here for you today for the dark comedy The Art of Self-Defense. Jesse Eisenberg stars as Casey, a man who decides to take karate after having enough of feeling helpless and scared all the time. I really related to this trailer, as I feel like a woman could have easily fit into the same role. I like seeing it from a man’s perspective. I think maybe men who are not as big and strong, who have possibly been through something traumatic aren’t as accounted for in society. Women don’t have the market cornered on being the only victims of toxic masculinity, and I think this movie looks really interesting as it explores that concept in a darkly comedic tone. Here’s a synopsis provided by Thefilmstage:

After he’s attacked on the street at night by a roving motorcycle gang, timid bookkeeper
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Amy Smart Among Four to Join DC Universe Series ‘Stargirl’

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Amy Smart Among Four to Join DC Universe Series ‘Stargirl’
The upcoming DC Universe series “Stargirl” has rounded out its main cast.

Amy Smart, Neil Jackson, Hunter Sansone and Trae Romano have all joined the show in series regular roles, Variety has learned.

Smart will play Barbara Whitmore, the mother of Courtney Whitmore, a.k.a Stargirl. Now that her teenage daughter Courtney (Brec Bassinger) is older, Barbara is jumping back into the workforce and striving to be the best mother and provider she can be to her daughter, her new husband (Luke Wilson), and her new stepson (Romano).

Romano plays Mike Dugan, Pat’s overly-charming teenage son and Courtney’s new stepbrother. Sansone and Jackson will be playing undisclosed DC characters.

Smart is known for her roles in films like “Crank” and “Crank 2: High Voltage,” “Varsity Blues,” “Road Trip,” and “The Butterfly Effect.” On the TV side, she recently recurred on CBS’ “MacGyver” and has also appered on shows such as “Justified,
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‘Stargirl’ Final Four: Amy Smart, Three Others Round Out DC Series Cast

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Stargirl, the live-action series premiering later this year on the DC Universe digital subscription service, has rounded out its core cast with the addition of four actors in series regular roles: Amy Smart, Neil Jackson, Hunter Sansone, and Trae Romano.

Smart will play Barbara Whitmore, the mother of Courtney Whitmore/Stargirl (Brec Bassinger) and new wife of Pat Dugan (Luke Wilson). With her daughter in high school, Barbara is diving back into the workforce but striving to balance workplace demands with the commitments of both matrimony and motherhood.

Smart’s TV credits include MacGyver, Shameless, Scrubs, and a season-long arc on the crictically acclaimed FX series Justified. Smart’s film work includes Break Point, Just Friends, The Butterfly Effect, Starsky & Hutch, Crank, and Crank 2: High Voltage.

Romano will play Mike Dugan, the overly charming offspring of Pat (Wilson) and the unctuous new step-relative to household newcomers Barbara and Courtney Whitmore.
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Polar Review

The new Netflix movie, Polar, tries to be the next John Wick, but is firing with an empty chamber.

The source material for the Netflix-produced Polar is a noir-inspired web-comic written and illustrated by Victor Santos, which takes a minimalistic approach to the international hitman subgenre. It features a stylized, monochromatic aesthetic and no speech bubbles, making it intrinsically cinematic and emotive, but Jonas Åkerlund’s film adaptation takes a decidedly more smash-mouth approach. In the film you’ll see lots of color, hear lots of dialogue, and experience very little in the way of nuance.

Instead Polar seems to take great inspiration from John Wick and the frenzied, hyper-violent work of Neveldine/Taylor in films like Crank (movies I quite enjoy) but fails to reconcile the in-your-face style it employs with the moody sensibilities of the core story, resulting in a movie that feels tonally imbalanced and confused, though
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The Netflix Original Movie Polar Is An Action-Packed And Ultra-Gory Visual Feast - One Minute Movie Review

Polar is the latest action-thriller from Netflix and is based on a popular Dark Horse graphic novel series. Mads Mikkelson plays an elite assassination specialist that is days away from retirement when he becomes the target of the organization that employs him. From award-winning music video director Jonas Åkerlund, Polar is a visually stunning action flick in a similar vein of Crank. It is the latest in a string of action movie originals that have been pumped out by Netflix. But does Polar stand above the others?

Close premiere's on Netflix on January 18.

Watch the 60-second review from One Minute Critic:

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Second Opinion – The Meg (2018)

The Meg, 2018.

Directed by Jon Turteltaub.

Starring Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, Page Kennedy, Jessica McNamee, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Robert Taylor, Sophia Shuya Cai, Masi Oka, and Cliff Curtis.

Synopsis:

After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.

“Jason Statham fights a massive shark,” sounds like a punch line, or some unused plot point from a yet to be made Crank film. But it’s not, and we should be thankful for it. Welcome The Meg; Statham’s Jaws, if Roy Scheider got a facelift.

There was a time in the late nineties/early noughties when these shark films were all the rage. The LL Cool J-has-a-parrot-come-morality-tale Deep Blue Sea, Open Water, The Reef and a fist load more of couple find themselves stranded in the sea with a shark.
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‘The Meg’ Review: Jason Statham’s Man-vs.-Shark Blockbuster Needs a Bigger Boat

‘The Meg’ Review: Jason Statham’s Man-vs.-Shark Blockbuster Needs a Bigger Boat
Jason Statham fights a shark.” Say the phrase aloud, let the words swirl around in your mouth like a fine wine. Better yet, let’s up the ante a bit: “Jason Statham, he of The Transporter and Crank movies, fights a giant, toothy, prehistoric shark.” There is so much promise in that sentence, so many wonderful expectations inherent in that high-concept idea. You think of the British action-movie star, a bruiser whose muscles have muscles and who resembles nothing so much as a bullet with stubble, and worry that the
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‘The Meg’ Review: The Summer’s Guiltiest Pleasure Stars Jason Statham and a Giant Prehistoric Shark

‘The Meg’ Review: The Summer’s Guiltiest Pleasure Stars Jason Statham and a Giant Prehistoric Shark
In 1997, “Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror,” became a runaway bestseller thanks to the innate appeal of a giant prehistoric shark terrorizing scientists in the middle of the ocean. It took over 20 years of development for this ludicrous summer popcorn fodder to become a movie. There may be any number of reasons for such a delay, but one of them was the gestation period required to turn Jason Statham into an action star. The perennial British tough guy has steeped his career in bringing a ferocious intensity to cartoonish escapism, and in the best cases — the “Crank” movies chief among them — elevated the spectacle to surreal heights. By meeting the absurdity of each twist with a self-serious masculine attitude, he brings order to ridiculous worlds. He’s not only the best part of “The Meg”; he’s the only part that kind of works.

In “The Meg,” Statham plays disgraced deep-sea rescue diver Jonas,
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Early Reactions To The Meg Call It The Summer’s Most Enjoyable Movie

While no cinematic project is ever guaranteed to be a success, Jason Statham vs. a gigantic prehistoric shark seems like a pretty difficult concept to screw up.

Of course, we’re talking about The Meg, which in an era of endless superhero sequel sagas and franchise movies looks to be a breath of fresh air with its simplicity, overt trashiness and sense of fun. And, judging from these early reactions, it’s sounding as if the film has more than hit the mark:

Our own Matt Donato had the following to say after seeing it:

Obligatory “I’ve seen #TheMeg and it’s crazy stupid blockbuster fun!!” tweet (sans some intentional soapy melodramatics). Statham vs. Supershark battle does *not* disappoint. Every summer season should have at least one underwater ”Asylum But Better” flick like The Meg. pic.twitter.com/8ayuTmlRJX

— Howlin' Matt Donato (@DoNatoBomb) July 28, 2018

Other critics were similarly effusive,
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