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Middle Men – Luke Wilson will sell you porn on the internet

Posted by LiveFor on February 22, 2010

This one is being talked about as a cross between Boogie Nights and Goodfellas – both are amazing films so that is a lot to live up to.

Directed by George Gallo it stars Luke Wilson, James Caan, Giovanni Ribisi, Jacinda Barrett, Kevin Pollak, Terry Crews, Gabriel Macht, Kelsey Grammer, Laura Ramsey, Christopher McDonald, and Robert Forster.

Below is the synopsis and the trailer.

Jack Harris (Luke Wilson) has a faithful and loving wife, two beautiful children, and a successful career fixing problem companies. When an associate calls him about an opportunity to help turn around a business that has fallen into trouble, he decides to take the job. Little does he know, it is a decision that will change his life in ways he never expected. Jack meets with Wayne Beering (Giovanni Ribisi) and Buck Dolby (Gabriel Macht), two genius but troubled men who have invented a way to sell adult entertainment over the Internet. The plan was brilliant but the execution wasn’t — they were making money hand-over-fist and losing it just as fast. Seeing the potential, Jack agrees to partner with Buck and Wayne, devising a way to bill the entertainment through a third party, taking the guilt out of the ultimate guilty pleasure. Before he knows it, he finds himself caught between the Russian mob, a 23- year-old porn star, the FBI, and losing his family in the process of becoming rich. Witness a story so outrageous, you won’t believe it’s true. A story that proves business is a lot like sex…getting in is easy, pulling out is hard.


Source: Variety

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Gamer, 2009 – Movie Review

Posted by LiveFor on September 17, 2009

gamerDirector: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Starring: Gerard Butler, Amber Valletta, Michael C Hall, Kyra Sedgewick, Logan Lerman, Alison Lohman, Terry Crews
Running Time: 95 Minutes

Score: 8 / 10

This excellent review by Robert De Nijman.

Going into this movie, I wasn’t really expecting a lot. I had only seen one short preview, which made it look like any other post-Running Man fight-your-way-out-of-trouble action flick that sees the protagonist trapped in a game show-like fantasy, going through army’s of bad guys like Pacman through so many of those little pills. I didn’t know however, that Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the writer/director duo that brought us Crank and Crank: High Voltage, were at the helm of Gamer. The first minutes of the movie made that distinctly clear, though, as high powered action and fast paced kinetic camera-work introduce us to the world of Slayer, a first-person shooter that has its inmate characters live and die at the control(s) of real world gamers. Movements of both players and camera and the feel of the game are right on the money if you’ve ever seen shooters like Counterstrike or Call of Duty.

The world of Gamer is a not too distant future where Castle, an overnight software giant shying the likes of Microsoft and Google, reigns supreme. Its young manager, media mogul Ken Castle, couldn’t be more offspring of Generation X or Michael C. Hall’s joyfully overacted and clearly Dexter-based part would be played by Coupland himself. The immense riches brought on by his revolutionary gaming technologies make him a have-it-all loner who has lost all contact with the everyday reality spawned by Taylor and Neveldine. The virtual world is slowly replacing the tangible one, as more and more people hook on to games like Society, where you get to control an actual human being in a more-or-less fictional setting, best described as Sims at a Mad Max-themed rave, dressed by Brüno. It is in these aspects that the directors are at their best, using internet and other digital references to portray these future playgrounds, hyper technological media and the next generation of adult entertainment. The kind of future not quite as dark as the one imagined by Orwell, but pretty scary nonetheless, like we’re all trapped in the Ministry of Virtual Reality.

If Castle’s virtual world Society laid the first bricks for his soon-to-be world dominating company, second invention Slayer certainly paved the rest of the way, captivating a loyal audience the world over. The hero of the game is Kable (a contemporary Ben Richards if you will), or John Tillman outside the map of the game, played by Gerard Butler. A prison inmate who gets a fighting chance for parole, if he successfully completes thirty missions in Slayer. Which means the seventeen-year-old professional gamer that controls him has to beat a world full of other gamers, most notably Terry Crews’ Hackman, an all-killing, all-dancing beast of man, whose impressive physique (neck), short singing routine (‘I haven’t got any strings’) and the fact there’s no-one in the real world controlling him make him more fierce than Dynamo, Fireball and Buzzsaw combined. Rich background casting is provided as well, seeing supporting parts for Ludicrous, John Leguizamo, Alison Lohman, Milo Ventimiglia and Keith David, among others (although some in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-’em capacity), but this is clearly an all-out Butler-show. Quite possibly due to the fact the makers intended to put moviegoers into the perspective of his character as well.

Tillman’s wife (Amber Valletta) and daughter on the outside are what keep him going, but we soon find out he hides an important secret as well; one that Castle would very much like to remain hidden. In the end, that gambit combined with the somewhat rushed climax are what amount to Gamer falling short of being a true original, but other than that I highly recommend you go see this movie. The extremely detailed look at a possible future makes it eerily clear we may be closer to an alternative 1984 than we are past it.

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Stallone’s The Expendables is out next August

Posted by LiveFor on September 2, 2009

expendables_poster-721x1024The Expendables will hit theaters on August 20th 2010.

It stars Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, Terry Crews, Mickey Rourke, and cameo appearances by Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

THE EXPENDABLES is a hard-hitting action/thriller about a group of mercenaries hired to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow its ruthless dictator. Once the mission begins, the men realize things aren’t quite as they appear, finding themselves caught in a dangerous web of deceit and betrayal. With their mission thwarted and an innocent life in danger, the men struggle with an even tougher challenge – one that threatens to destroy this band of brothers.

Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) is a man with nothing to lose. Fearless and void of emotion, he is the leader, the sage and the strategist of this tight-knit band of men who live on the fringe. His only attachment is to his pickup truck, his seaplane and his team of loyal modern-day warriors. His is a true cynic who describes what he does as “removing those hard to get at stains.” The team behind him is made up of Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), former SAS and a savant with anything that has a blade; Yin Yang (Jet Li), a master at close-quarter combat; Hale Caesar (Terry Crews), who has known Barney for ten years and is a long-barrel weapons specialist; Toll Road (Randy Couture), a skilled demolitions expert and considered the intellect of the group; and Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), a combat veteran and an expert in precision sniping who struggles with his own demons.

When the mysterious Church offers Barney a job no one else would take, Barney and his team embark on what appears to be a routine mission: overthrow General Gaza (David Zayas), the murderous dictator of the small island country of Vilena and end the years of death and destruction inflicted on its people. On a reconnaissance mission to Vilena, Barney and Christmas meet their contact Sandra (Giselle Itie), a local freedom-fighter with a dark secret. They also come to learn who their true enemy is: rogue ex-CIA operative James Monroe (Eric Roberts) and his henchman Paine (Steve Austin). When things go terribly wrong, Barney and Christmas are forced to leave Sandra behind, essentially giving her a death sentence. Haunted by this failure, Barney convinces the team to return to Vilena to rescue the hostage and finish the job he started. And to perhaps save a soul: his own.


Source: /Film

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The Expendables – New photos

Posted by LiveFor on August 2, 2009

ex5Here are some great photos of Sylvester Stallone’s new film The Expendables. It looks as if the gang’s all here!

Above is Eric Roberts who seems to be getting into quite a few big films lately. Below is Stallone and The Stath.
ex2ex3The one below looks like it is a break during filming as Stallone appears to be holding a script. With him are Randy Couture, Jet Li, Jason Statham and Terry Crews.
ex1Finally we have Jet Li.
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Thanks to the excellent Filmlandschaft for spotting the pics.

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The Expendables – Posters for Stallone’s new action film

Posted by LiveFor on May 15, 2009

Finally we have some posters for the action stars action film.

The Expendables is about a team of mercenaries who head to South America on a mission to overthrow a dictator. It stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, Terry Crews, and Charisma Carpenter. Stallone both wrote and is directing the film. The film is still in the middle of shooting.

Source: First Showing

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The Expendables – Photo of Stallone hanging from a plane

Posted by LiveFor on May 13, 2009

AICN had this pretty cool photo from Sylvester Stallone’s film, The Expendables.

As you can see it shows Stallone hanging from the doorway of a sea plane and I think it looks great. Really looking forward to this 80s style action movie made with today’s technology.

The Expendables follows a team of mercenaries who head to South America on a mission to overthrow a dictator. It stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, Terry Crews, and Charisma Carpenter. Stallone both wrote and is directing the film.

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The Expendables – Behind the scenes footage for Stallone’s action film

Posted by LiveFor on April 29, 2009


Trailer Addict managed to get hold of this footage from the official blog of The Expendables. They also mention that a poster should be out very soon.

The Expendables is about a team of mercenaries who head to South America on a mission to overthrow a dictator. It stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, Terry Crews, and Charisma Carpenter. Stallone both wrote and is directing the film.

It is due out on 3rd April 2010.

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Is Kurt Russell going to be in Stallone’s The Expendables?

Posted by LiveFor on March 23, 2009

Recently the news came to pass that Forest Whitaker would not be starring in The Expendables. He was replaced by 50 Cent who was replaced by Terry Crews. I still think Carl “Action Jackson” Weathers should have been the guy.

Now some word has come from the Stallone Zone about what Kurt Russell (Snake Plissken, R J MacReady, Elvis Presley, Jack Burton, Captain Ron, Elvis Presley, Cash, Wyatt Earp and Stuntman Mike) has said about the possibility of starring in the film. Will Tango and Cash be reunited?

I know that many people on the site have asked for Kurt Russell. I asked for him too. Actually, I was taken aback when asked to put the request in a letter and send it to his agent. Subsequently, I was called back by the agent several days later after refusing to send a letter and he said Kurt Russell is not interested in ‘ensemble acting’ at this time.

So, People, I came, I saw, I failed.

Best,
Sly

That will be a no then.

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50 Cent is no longer one of The Expendables

Posted by LiveFor on March 21, 2009

First is was Forest Whitaker, then it was 50 Cent who was down to play Hale Caeser in Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables. Now it has changed again. Stallone got in touch with Harry Knowles over at AICN with the update.

So… who is Hale Caesar?

First off – he’s 6’2 & a half” and BIG. He’s a former San Diego Charger. He made his screen debut with Arnold Schwarzeneggar in THE 6TH DAY. And his most recent film will be this summer’s Arnie-less TERMINATOR SALVATION. He is TERRY CREWS. Not necessarily a big name, but a big man to take his place among other big men. As I said, Sly seems very enthusiastic about this fella and I look forward to seeing what Terry Crews has in store for us.

I think this is a much better choice than 50 Cent. Crews has been in Idiocracy, Get Smart, Everybody Hates Chris, Terminator Salvation and loads more. He’s also due to star in Game with Gerard Butler – the first person shooter film where gamers control real people.

Do you think this is a better casting decision than 50 Cent was?

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