I don't know about you, but Sylvester Stallone looks pretty hot in this picture! HA!
Thanks to our friends at Empire Online, you are able to see a first look at "The Expendables" billed as an action film to end all action films. And why not? Actor-director Stallone assembled the best, toughest action guys. There's Jet Li, Jason Statham, Randy Couture, and Dolph Rundgren. Even Mickey Rourke is in on the fun. But wait, there's more! Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis will also do cameos!
Stallone himself said, "Whereas the 'Oceans 11' films were an ensemble for good looking guys, this is an ensemble for ugly tough guys."
The plot revolves around a group of mercenaries who are hired to get rid of a South American dictator. Lionsgate is releasing the film on April 23rd, 2010.
Here's some more great quotes from Stallone as told to Empire Online.
What's the meaning of the title "The Expendables?"
"It's from Rambo 2. The girl I'm falling in love with says, “Why do you do what you do?” I say, “I'm expendable.” She says, “What does that mean?” I say, “It's like someone invites you to a party and you don't show up. It doesn't really matter.” And these men, they live a life that... They're expendable. If they're gone, the world will go on. No one will miss them, They don't have families, all they have is each other. They're expendable to the rest of the world, but they're not expendable to each other – they're just necessary. So it's a real brotherhood. I think it has a lot of heart for an action film."
Why did Stallone want to do the film?
"What I wanted to do was just try to do something that is a little different. Today, technically, we're incredibly gifted and versatile with CGI, and I wanted to do a film that was more about men, doing things that we did back in the 80s and 90s that were a little more mano a mano – actual, physical stunts. It's also a story that isn't super-gigantic; it's almost a believable story. And the thing was to find certain personalities that never would have worked together normally and put them all together. It's like the dream team. It just hasn't been done. I guess it's kinda like The Dirty Dozen, or one of those films that comes along every once in a while – like The Magnificent Seven – to try to take that old formula and move it into a modern era. We accomplished it; I'm very, very happy with the film."
For more "Expendables" goodies, visit Empire Online right here.
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I'm a big Scrooge fan. I gobble up any Scrooge-related film, even the worst ones. But I'm sure the upcoming film from director Robert Zemeckis will be a good one, and Jim Carrey doing multiple voices (he's the voice of the following characters: Ebenezer Scrooge/ Ghost of Christmas Past/ Ghost of Christmas Present/ Ghost of Christmas Future) will be a spectacle!
The new trailer is a delight, and I say, Charles Dickens will be pleased
Take a look at the new trailer:
Disney's "A Christmas Carol" will open Nov. 6. Here's more info on the film courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures.
Ebenezer Scrooge begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk and his cheery nephew. But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come take him on an eye-opening journey revealing truths Old Scrooge is reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo years of ill will before it's too late
Genres: Science Fiction/Fantasy, Animation, Adaptation and Holiday
Release Date: November 6th, 2009
MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
Distributors: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
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You Demanded It! "Paranormal Activity" to Open Wider This Weekend! Is It Playing in Your Neighborhood?
More than 230,000 fans demanded "Paranormal Activity" to be shown in their cities, so Paramount will open the film in 20 additional markets! Yay! (to see where it's playing now, click here)
Right now, it's scaring a bunch of college-age kids in many college town where the initial push for "Paranormal Activity" was held.
Written, directed, and produced by Oren Peli, the innovative thriller stars Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat as a young, middle class couple who moves into an unassuming tract house. But then, they become increasingly disturbed by a malevolent presence. Creepiness ensues!
"Paramount Activity" is opening in 20 different markets, but don't stop there! DEMAND IT MORE! Bring it to your city by visiting ParanormalMovie.com
Here's a list of the 20 new different markets to open this coming Friday, Oct. 2nd:
Los Angeles, CA (Arclight Hollywood)
New York, NY (AMC Empire)
Chicago, IL (AMC River East)
Dallas, TX (AMC Northpark)
Houston, TX (AMC Studio)
San Diego, CA (AMC Mission Valley)
Phoenix, AZ (Harkins Tempe Marketplace)
San Francisco, CA (AMC Metreon)
Philadelphia, PA (National Amusement Bridge)
Atlanta, GA (Atlantic Station)
Miami, FL (AMC Adventure)
San Antonio, TX (AMC Huebner Oaks)
Las Vegas, NV (Rave Town Square)
Minneapolis, MN (AMC Rosedale)
Denver, CO (Regal Continental)
Detroit, MI (AMC Forum)
DC/Baltimore (AMC Georgetown)
Sacramento, CA (Cinemark Complex 14)
San Jose, CA (AMC Mercado)
Tampa, FL (AMC Veterans)
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The new teaser trailer for "Nightmare on Elm Street" has just been released, and it shows Jackie Earle Haley in the role of our favorite boogeyman, Freddy Krueger.
This remake's from producer Michael Bay, so chances are, the film will be very sleek with not a whole lot of character or plot development.
But Haley is a good actor, so I'm looking forward to seeing this film, just to see how he'll adapt the role that Robert Englund made famous in the 80s. The reboot arrives in theaters April 30, 2010.
Movie's Description from New Line Cinema:
Freddy Krueger returns in 'A Nightmare on Elm Street,' a contemporary re-imagining of the horror classic. A group of suburban teenagers share one common bond: they are all being stalked by Freddy Krueger, a horribly disfigured killer who hunts them in their dreams. As long as they stay awake, they can protect one another…but when they sleep, there is no escape. Donning Freddy’s trademark fedora, red-and-green striped sweater, and four-bladed glove is Academy Award® nominee Jackie Earle Haley (“Little Children,” “Watchmen”).
The film is being directed by award-winning music video and commercial director Samuel Bayer (Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”), marking his feature film debut. The teens whose dreams are terrorized by Freddy Krueger are played by an ensemble of young actors, including Kyle Gallner (“The Haunting in Connecticut”), Katie Cassidy (“Taken,” TV’s “Supernatural”), Rooney Mara (“Urban Legend: Bloody Mary”), Thomas Dekker (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”), and Kellan Lutz (“Twilight,” upcoming “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”).
The supporting cast also includes veteran character actor Clancy Brown (“The Shawshank Redemption,” “Highlander”) and Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights”). “A Nightmare on Elm Street” is based on characters created by Wes Craven in his 1984 sleeper horror hit. That film went on to become one of the horror genre’s longest-running, most successful and innovative film series, spawning seven sequels. Now, 25 years later, comes a contemporary incarnation of the Freddy Krueger origin story. Samuel Bayer is directing “A Nightmare on Elm Street” from a screenplay by Wesley Strick (“Cape Fear,” “Wolf”) and Eric Heisserer.
The film is produced by Platinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, whose company has enjoyed success with a number of re-imagined horror franchises, including “Friday the 13th,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” and “The Amityville Horror.” The executive producers are Bob Shaye, Michael Lynne, and Mike Drake (“The Number 23,” “The Whole Nine Yards”). The co-producer is John Rickard.
The behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Jeff Cutter (“Gridiron Gang,” the upcoming “Orphan”), production designer Patrick Lumb (“Valkyrie,” “The Omen”), editor Glen Scantlebury (“Transformers,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”), costume designer Mari-An Ceo (“Friday the 13th,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning”), visual effects supervisor Sean Faden (“The Amityville Horror”), special makeup effects artist Andrew Clement (“Star Trek,” “Cloverfield”), and special effects coordinator John Milinac (“Friday the 13th,” “The Amityville Horror”).
Visit the official site nightmareonelmstreet.com
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Movie fans returned for a second helping of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs." Sony's 3-D animated film retained the No. 1 spot earning $24.6 million.
Based on the popular 1978 children's book by Judi and Ron Barrett, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" led this weekend's film, and so far, has raised its domestic haul to $60 million after 10 days in theaters.
Meanwhile, the Bruce Willis robot thriller "Surrogates" opened at No. 2 with $15 million. Touchstone Pictures, the film's distributor, hoped it would open at No. 1 but they didn't forecast "Cloudy's" momentum. The animated film only dropped 19 percent from previous weekend.
And moviegoers didn't quite let "Fame" fly high at the box-office. The PG-rated remake of the 1980 musical opened at No. 3 with a lower-than-expected $10 million debut. MGM hoped for an opening around the $15 million range.
Another sad story of the weekend is Dennis Quaid's sci-fi film "Pandorum." The film wasn't shown to critics in advance, and even the audience agreed -- they did not support the film, opening at No. 6 with $4.8 million. Experts were predicting a high-single-digit opening for the Overture Films release.
But there's a good box-office story to be found in Michael Moore's documentary "Capitalism: A Love Story." The film opened stronly in limited release with a $240,000 weekend total in just four theaters! It has achieved the top per screen average this year with $60,000 and so far has made $306,586 in just its first five days. The film will expand to about 1,000 next weekend. It's a great documentary.
Here's the estimated Top 10 Box Office list for weekend of Sept. 25:
1. "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs," $24.6 million.
2. "Surrogates," $15 million.
3. "Fame," $10 million.
4. "The Informant!", $6.9 million.
5. "Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself," $4.8 million.
6. "Pandorum," $4.4 million.
7. "Love Happens," $4.3 million.
8. "Jennifer's Body," $3.5 million.
9. "9," $2.8 million.
10. "Inglourious Basterds," $2.7 million.
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