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John Wick Director Taking Over Birds Of Prey For Upcoming Reshoots

Birds of Prey (or to give it its full title, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)) has had a rocky few weeks. A leaked plot report indicated that Ewan McGregor’s take on Batman villain Black Mask may play into homophobic stereotypes, with the story apparently revolving around the character’s stolen dick pics.

That came on top of reports that Warner Bros. are concerned about how the project is shaping up. Now, this concern may have taken another step forward today, as we’re hearing that John Wick director Chad Stahelski is reshooting some of the film’s action sequences with Birds of Prey‘s credited director, Cathy Yan, on second unit duties.

Reports say that Stahelski is busy reworking the action scenes to improve them, using the skills he displayed to winning effect across the John Wick trilogy. He has an astonishing track
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‘Fast & Furious 9’ Adds Finn Cole, Anna Sawai & Vinnie Bennett

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‘Fast & Furious 9’ Adds Finn Cole, Anna Sawai & Vinnie Bennett
Exclusive: Finn Cole, Anna Sawai and Vinnie Bennett have joined the cast of the ninth chapter in the Fast & Furious saga. Character descriptions for the latest installment are being kept under the hood.

Franchise mainstay Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6) returns to direct and franchise forefather Vin Diesel stars as Dominic Toretto alongside new cast members and returning favorites. Dan Casey wrote the screenplay from a story by Lin and Alfredo Botello. The pic goes into production this month and for a May 22 release.

Diesel produces for his One Race Films alongside Samantha Vincent, and Lin produces for his Perfect Storm Entertainment. Jeffrey Kirschenbaum and Joe Roth also will produce for Roth/Kirschenbaum Films. Diesel has produced the five highest-grossing films in the Fast & Furious franchise: The Fate of the Furious, Furious 7, Fast & Furious 6, Fast Five as well as Fast & Furious.

Cole, who stars
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Movie Review – Breaking In (2018)

Breaking In, 2018.

Directed by James McTeigue.

Starring Gabrielle Union, Seth Carr, Ajiona Alexus, Christa Miller, Jason George, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Levi Meaden and Damien Leake.


A woman fights to protect her family during a home invasion.

Bless Gabrielle Union for the thoroughly undeserved commitment she lends to this fundamentally naff yet mildly efficient home invasion thriller. You’ve probably seen movies like Breaking In many, many times before, and while this isn’t an especially spirited rendition, its mediocrity is somewhat offset by the solid work both in front of and behind the camera.

In a half-baked attempt to elevate itself above similar entries into the genre, the film sees Union’s Shaun Russell and her two children shacking up at her late father’s high-tech fortress of a home in order to settle his affairs. Before long, a quartet of thieves arrive on the scene, dead set
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Breaking In (2108) – Review

A big holiday’s approaching, and you’ve not gotten a thing for Mom? Instead of waiting in line for Brunch or picking through the last few roses at the flower shop, how about a movie? The studios are way ahead of you. Opening this weekend are two distinctly different motherhood movies on the screens not filled with that superhero smack-down. Competing for your cash are the collegiate comedy Life Of The Party with Melissa McCarthy getting her degree alongside her daughter, and this action thriller with Gabrielle Union going to extreme lengths to protect her kids from a quartet of creeps. Ms. Union’s character is a new addition to the long list of tough movie moms from Greer Garson’s Oscar-winning turn as Mrs. Miniver to Sally Field’s seeker of revenge in Eye For An Eye, and finally the very similar defender played by Jodie Foster in
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Breaking In Review

In his new feature film Breaking In, director James McTeigue offers a predictable, yet hugely watchable home-invasion thriller, which is likely to owe most of its box-office success to the brilliance of its female lead. Staring Gabrielle Union as a determined and mightily pissed-off mother of two, the film tells the story of a family caught up in a robbery gone wrong, resulting in a showdown between a gang of murderous criminals and a mother who will stop at nothing to protect her family.

Shaun Russell (Gabrielle Union) is still reeling from the violent death of her rich estranged father, a man she had disowned many years prior to his untimely death due to his less than orthodox dealings with the law. Arriving at the family home accompanied by her teenage daughter Jasmine (Ajiona Alexus) and young son Glover (Seth Carr), Shaun soon discovers that her father had made his
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‘Breaking In’ Trailer: Payback Is A Mother In This Reverse ‘Panic Room’

In David Fincher‘s underrated 2002 thriller, Jodie Foster defends her home and protects her daughter (Kristen Stewart), from a bunch of thugs (led by Jared Leto) who are trying to break in and steal something secret contained within the walls of the house. The upcoming “Breaking In” turns that premise inside out.

Starring Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Seth Carr, and Ajiona Alexus, and directed by James McTeigue (“V For Vendetta,” “Ninja Assassin“), the story follows a woman who has to break into an impenetrable fortress of a house, after her two kids are taken hostage.

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How ‘Wonder’ Will Become the $150 Million Hit of the Christmas Box Office

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How ‘Wonder’ Will Become the $150 Million Hit of the Christmas Box Office
Lionsgate’s “Wonder” made third place look sexy over Thanksgiving. After doubling predictions with $27.5 million on its opening weekend, it fell less than 18 percent on its second weekend— compared to the 56 percent drop for “Justice League” and 29 percent for “The Star,” the other two films that opened November 17. With $73 million domestic as of November 29, “Wonder” is fast approaching profit on a $20 million production budget.

In some key aspects, “Wonder” resembles “The Blind Side.” Both are based on feel-good best sellers (“Wonder” a novel, “The Blind Side” nonfiction) about young people who overcome school-year odds with the help of dedicated parental figures. Both films opened the weekend before Thanksgiving as counter-programming against a blockbuster (“The Twilight Saga: New Moon” then, “Justice League” here).

Read More:‘Wonder’ Review: Jacob Tremblay Faces Middle School In this Emotionally Generous Family Drama

For a small family film, the date was a risk. While it could
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Singer/Actor Rain Pulls Out Of X-Men: Dark Phoenix; Leaked Audition Tape Points To The Shi’ar Empire

Filming on X-Men: Dark Phoenix is due to commence next month, that much we know, but one cast member that allegedly won’t be involved whatsoever is Rain, the South Korean singer and actor who became linked with an undisclosed role in the 20th Century Fox tentpole earlier this year.

First reported by South Korean outlet JoongAng Ilbo – and relayed to us by Newsarama – a scheduling conflict has now forced Rain to exit Dark Phoneix altogether. Best known on these shores for his performances across Speed Racer, Ninja Assassin and The Prince, the news was initially revealed by fellow actor Lee Beom Soo, who’s set to star alongside Rain in the upcoming Korean thriller, Uhm Bok-dong. It’s scheduled to film throughout the course of the summer, thereby clashing with Fox’s own production plan for X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Not only that, but we understand that Rain is attached
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Interview: The Director of 'John Wick: Chapter 2' Talks Body Count, Metahumans, and What's Next

Chad Stahelski spent most of his career being the guy filmmakers swap in when a stunt is too complex - or life threatening - for their actors to perform. Can't hit your actual star with a car? Get Stahelski. An actor can't believably fight ten guys at once? Get Stahelski.  Stahelski became such a go-to secret weapon for action movies that he stepped up from stunt man to second unit director, overseeing the stunt-intensive action scenes on movies like The Hunger Games, Ninja Assassin and Captain America: Civil War. But in 2014 Stahelski and his longtime collaborator David Leitch stepped fully into the spotlight to direct John Wick. Audiences instantly fell in love with the result. So if you've been wondering why John Wick has such incredible...

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J. Michael Straczynski’s Top Cow Superhero Comic ‘Rising Stars’ In MGM Movie Deal

J. Michael Straczynski’s Top Cow Superhero Comic ‘Rising Stars’ In MGM Movie Deal
Exclusive: MGM has optioned "Rising Stars," the Top Cow comic series created by J. Michael Straczynski. He is set to write the script, and Alex Gartner and Richard Suckle will produce for Atlas Entertainment. Straczynski created/produced the Emmy and Hugo-winning Babylon 5 series, and he most recently wrote and exec produced with Lily and Lana Wachowski the Netflix series "Sense 8", and his script credits include Changeling, Ninja Assassin, Thor, Underworld Awakening and World…
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Deepwater Horizon Trailer #2 Has Mark Wahlberg Fighting to Survive

Deepwater Horizon Trailer #2 Has Mark Wahlberg Fighting to Survive
This fall, Mark Wahlberg and his Lone Survivor director Peter Berg will team up again to showcase the heroism that was on display during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Back in March, we got the first trailer for this true story adaptation. Today, we have the second trailer, chocked full of even more action and drama, as we get ready for the September 30 release. If that wasn't enough, we also have character posters featuring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O'Brien and John Malkovich.

On April 20, 2010, the world's largest man-made disaster occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. The Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion killed 11 people and injured 17 others, with more than 200 million gallons of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico for 87 days. The oil spill affected the coastlines of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, with over 8,000 animals reportedly killed as a result of the spill.
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'Deepwater Horizon' Trailer: Mark Wahlberg Faces a Huge Disaster

'Deepwater Horizon' Trailer: Mark Wahlberg Faces a Huge Disaster
Back in May, we got our first look at Mark Wahlberg in the upcoming thriller Deepwater Horizon, as production got under way in New Orleans. We haven't heard much about this true story adaptation since then, but today Lionsgate has unveiled the first trailer, along with a poster and new photos. This first footage cuts back and forth between Mike Williams' (Mark Wahlberg) family life and his work on the oil rig Deepwater Horizon, which became the site of an unprecedented disaster.

On April 20, 2010, the world's largest man-made disaster occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. Directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor), this story honors the brave men and women whose heroism would save many on board, and change everyone's lives forever. Mark Wahlberg leads an all-star cast that also includes Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Kate Hudson and Dylan O'Brien.

Peter Berg directs from a screenplay
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‘Daredevil’ Season 2 Teaser: A Blind Superhero, a Ninja Assassin, and a Brutal Vigilante Walk Into Netflix…

Daredevil season 2 arrives on Netflix in a little over a week and I’m already planning to binge the entire thing in a sitting or two. After all, I’m still high over how much I enjoyed Jessica Jones and the early reviews for this new season suggest that everything that worked about about the first […]

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Lee Byung Hun – Memories of the Sword (2015) Movie Review

Park Heung Shik’s Memories of the Sword is a historical film set in the Goryeo period of Korean history starring Lee Byung Hun (Red 2; The Good, the Bad, the Weird) , Jeon Do Yeon (The Shameless), Kim Go Eun (Monster) and Lee Jun Ho (2Pm member, Twenty).

This story of betrayal and retribution wasn’t told from the usual “revenge for pain” standpoint. Instead, retribution came in the form of repentance, which was as unexpected as it was oddly satisfying. Even though I know in my mind that these revenge stories are basically all the same, this one didn’t feel like the others. I had no idea what to expect all throughout the movie.

My assumptions of what was about to happen almost never came true. I felt like if I stopped anywhere in between that I would be left with an agonizing doubt that would gnaw at me until I finished this movie.
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Fast and Furious 9 Release Date, Cast and More

Joseph Baxter Jul 8, 2019

Fast & Furious 9, planned as the penultimate film in the main series, is set to arrive in 2020.

The Fast and the Furious franchise, profitable as it remains, isn't slowing down anytime soon. Not only is its first spinoff film, the Dwayne Johnson/Jason Statham-starring Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw set to arrive in August, but plans are in the works for a female-fronted spinoff movie and even an animated Netflix series. Of course, lest we forget, there’s also two more films from the main series set to arrive, with our focus here being on the 2020-scheduled penultimate offering, the untitled Fast & Furious 9.

Indeed, 2017’s The Fate of the Furious, was, according to Vin Diesel, the kickoff for a trilogy of films designed to close the main series of the franchise, with the April 2, 2021-scheduled tenth film set to reach a 20-year milestone
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'Avengers 2': How Did They Bring Vision to Life? | Exclusive

Avengers: Age of Ultron introduced fans to several new characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but perhaps none were more unique than Vision. After portraying the voice of Tony Stark's A.I. assistant J.A.R.V.I.S. for years, Paul Bettany finally got a chance to shine in front of the camera, coming to life before our very eyes as Vision. Ahead of Avengers: Age of Ultron's debut on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD, I recently had a chance to speak with prosthetics supervisor Nik Williams, who helped bring Vision to life, designing the intricate makeup that Paul Bettany wore on set.

Nik Williams first got his start in animatronics, working on Little Shop of Horrors, How to Get Ahead in Advertising and Frankenstein throughout the 1980s and 1990s. He started working in prosthetics in the 2000s on Stardust, Eastern Promises and Ninja Assassin, while serving as
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J. Michael Straczynski says viewers have evolved to be ready for 'Sense8'

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J. Michael Straczynski says viewers have evolved to be ready for 'Sense8'
With its still-mostly-unique binge-centric approach to programming, Netflix is the sort of creative incubator that inspires writers to say that the story they're telling could only have been told at Netflix. That's not always true. It is, however, probably true when it comes to "Sense8," an almost description-proof sci-fi drama from "Babylon 5" creator J. Michael Straczynski and "Matrix" masterminds The Wachowskis. "You literally drop the audience into the middle of the story and because again we’re staying with subjective point of view, the audience only knows as much as the characters know," Straczynski tells me. "As the characters figure out over the course of the next X number of episodes what’s going on, like a mystery structure, the audience also figures it out. And we knew that that would be really, really difficult to pull off on a regular network." Nearly every piece of that quote may be an understatement.
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Review: 'Survivor' Starring Milla Jovovich & Pierce Brosnan

There was a time when James McTeigue’s ascendance as a top tier blockbuster director seemed assured. After working with the Wachowskis on “The Matrix” trilogy as first assistant director, he made his debut feature with the smash hit “V For Vendetta,” which the siblings endorsed with a producing credit. But from there things took a decidedly downward turn. The next team up between the Wachowskis and McTeigue, “Ninja Assassin,” was a flop, and so too was his outing behind period pulp piece “The Raven.” And things continue in a downward trajectory with “Survivor,” a thriller that lines up decent actors for a credulity straining affair that aims to honor American law enforcement for stopping terrorist attacks post-9/11, but winds up trivializing their job in the process. Milla Jovovich leads the movie as Kate Abbott, a hot shot security expert brought in to help the American embassy in London look
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It’s Jovovich Vs. Brosnan In First Trailer For Survivor

After squaring away a significant amount of Bond movies, Pierce Brosnan still can’t shake off the action. In his post-007 career, the actor has turned in a handful of standard shoot-em-up affairs, but none that are likely to stand the test of time in comparison to the world’s favorite secret agent. Bearing that in mind, will 2015 be Brosnan’s year to shine? It just may be, as he has another couple of actioners due for release, including No Escape and the subject of today’s trailer: Survivor.

Directed by James McTeigue (V For Vendetta, Ninja Assassin) the movie revolves around a Foreign Service Officer (Milla Jovovich). The target of a ruthless assassin (Brosnan) attempting to take her out for a terrorist hit she committed, she must avoid his deadly attempts, try to clear her name after being framed And stop the actual perpetrators of the attack.

Caught between
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'Survivor' Trailer Starring Milla Jovovich & Pierce Brosnan

'Survivor' Trailer Starring Milla Jovovich & Pierce Brosnan
Are you tired of seeing Pierce Brosnan as the heroic, handsome Mr. Niceguy? Then have we got a movie for you. In Survivor, the former Bond actor trades in his charming charisma for an evil grin as he chases down and tries to kill the unstoppable Milla Jovovich. Judging from the just released trailer, she might actually kill him first!

After being mysteriously framed for a terrorist bombing, a Foreign Service Officer (Milla Jovovich) must evade government capture and death by a ruthless assassin (Pierce Brosnan) in order to stop the real perpetrators' master, and much deadlier, plan. The film marks a rare villainous turn for Pierce Brosnan, who pulls out all the stops to capture his prey after chasing her throughout London. Milla Jovovich proves to be her usual self, capable of handling any dangerous situation that comes her way, evading capture as she tries to stop a plan that could kill hundred,
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