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Bruce Willis and M. Night Shyamalan reuniting for a Labor of Love

I see nostalgic people. Bruce Willis and M. Night Shyamalan are in talks to re-team for a new project, fifteen years after they made a mark with The Sixth Sense. According to Deadline, the movie is titled Labor of Love, and is one of the first scripts Shyamalan sold in his career. Originally purchased by Fox in 1993 (before M. […]

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Play It Again – The Bonfire of the Vanities (Flop Edition #2)

By Jess Lomas September 4, 2013 Play It Again is a weekly feature in which our classic-film connoisseurs revisit a revered motion picture from the annals of movie history, to see if it holds up… or if it has aged terribly. And yes, it takes its name from a famously misquoted Casablanca line (hey, whatever; […]

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Mel Gibson and Antonio Banderas join Expendables 3

Mel Gibson and Antonio Banderas join Harrison Ford as the latest additions to The Expendables 3, EW confirms. Sylvester Stallone confirmed to the outlet Gibson’s casting as the villain in the latest instalment of his action saga. Banderas role has not yet been specified. Ford was last week announced as a replacement for the outgoing […]

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Harrison Ford replacing Bruce Willis in Expendables 3; Stallone brands Willis “greedy and lazy”

There’s surely no shortage of chest-puffing on the set of those Expendables movies, and Sylvester Stallone is doing his part to offer us an insight into that very world. After announcing on Twitter that Harrison Ford would be replacing Bruce Willis in the upcoming Expendables 3, he took to the social media service to diss […]

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For delayed until 2014

Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City sequel, A Dame to Kill For, has been delayed until 2014, Box Office Mojo reveals. Originally slated for October 4, 2013, it has been moved to August 22, 2014. The incredibly prolific Rodriguez certainly has much on his plate – Machete Kills is still set for later this year – but […]

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Interview: Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation)

By Simon Miraudo March 26, 2013 Jon M. Chu’s directorial credentials didn’t necessarily suggest he’d be the best director for G.I. Joe: Retaliation. We suspect it was his enthusiasm for the Hasbro universe that got him the gig. And good thing too: the resulting product is a lot of fun. Having cut his teeth on […]

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A few good ninjas – G.I. Joe: Retaliation review

By Simon Miraudo March 25, 2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation is easily the best film produced under the Hasbro banner, clearing the lowest cinematic bar perhaps ever known to humanity. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never director Jon M. Chu has been subbed in for the outgoing Stephen Sommers (who helmed predecessor Rise of the Cobra), while […]

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The harder they fall – A Good Day to Die Hard review

By Simon Miraudo March 19, 2013 A Good Day to Die Hard is merely masquerading as a Die Hard sequel, much in the same way Hans Gruber once tried to fool John McClane by pretending to be innocent American hostage Bill Clay. John Moore helms the latest failed re-incarnation of Bruce Willis‘ signature franchise, proving […]

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Bruce Willis says Die Hard 6 is going to happen

While promoting the fifth Die Hard instalment, A Good Day to Die Hard, Bruce Willis informed BBC’s One Show that John McClane will indeed ride again. Asked if a sixth Die Hard will happen, he simply responded: “Yes.” We’ll take it! That is literally all the information we have. Considering this franchise is still kicking 25 years after the first picture debuted, we […]

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Trailer Debut: RED 2

Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, and Mary-Louise Parker are back for RED 2. Your video evidence is below. The original – concerning retired assassins called back into action when they become targets of a hit, and based on the comic book of the same hit – grossed nearly $200 million worldwide. It’s no surprise, then, to see […]

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Teaser Debut: A Good Day to Die Hard

A teaser trailer for the fifth Die Hard film, appropriately and punnily titled A Good Day to Die Hard, has arrived online. It’s more of an announcement of the feature than an indication of what it contains, but there is still plenty of action to enjoy. Also, one great line from Bruce Willis’ wise-cracking John McClane, the self-declared […]

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Time in its prime – Looper review

Looper – Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, and Emily Blunt. Directed by Rian Johnson. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. There’s a difference between science-fiction that inspires the question ‘What if?’ and science fiction that leaves us monosyllabically muttering ‘Huh?’ A film’s ability to confound is not immediate certification of its brilliance. It’s a revelation, then, […]

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Age ain’t nothing but a number – The Expendables 2 review

The Expendables 2 – Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Directed by Simon West. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. Any hope I had of keeping a tally of fatalities in The Expendables 2 was quickly dashed by the opening melee, which makes the last ten minutes of The Wild Bunch look like […]

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Kids on the run – Moonrise Kingdom review

Moonrise Kingdom – Starring Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, and Bruce Willis. Directed by Wes Anderson. Rated PG. By Simon Miraudo. Moonrise Kingdom is Wes Anderson‘s most mannered and intricately manicured film to date; an impressive feat in the shadow of 2009’s painstakingly animated stop-motion feature Fantastic Mr. Fox. It’s easy to fixate on the delicate art […]

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Trailer Debut: Lay the Favourite

The trailer for Stephen Frears‘ adaptation of Beth Raymer’s memoir Lay the Favourite has debuted online. Looking like a less flashy mutation of Ocean’s Eleven and The Cooler, the film tells of a professional sports better (Bruce Willis) who employs a good luck charm (Rebecca Hall) to ensure his gambles a sure thing. There’s a slight telemovie feel to the trailer, and […]

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Catherine Zeta-Jones joins RED 2

Catherine Zeta-Jones will join Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, and Mary-Louise Parker for the sequel to 2010’s surprise hit RED. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Byun-Hun Lee will also join the action-comedy, which tells of retired assassins being pulled back into the line of fire. Dean Parisot will take over directorial duties from Robert Schwentke. Lionsgate […]

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Trailer Debut: The Expendables 2

A trailer for The Expendables 2 premiered online recently and the internet immediately became 63% more masculine. Explosions, big trucks, cargo planes, explosions, guns, knives, explosions and roundhouse kicks abound in this predictably loud and hectic trailer for the upcoming man-fest. Simon West (Con Air) takes over directorial duties from Stallone for this sequel, so […]

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Poster Debut: The Expendables 2

Twelve character posters for The Expendables 2 have arrived online, showing off stars Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis, and the rest. I wasn’t previously interested in seeing a sequel to the interminable Expendables… until this poster revealed Stallone would be rocking a handlebar moustached. Re-intrigued! Simon West directs the sequel, which also stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph […]

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Teaser Debut: Looper

The teaser trailer for Rian Johnson‘s time travel flick Looper has arrived online, with plenty of mind-bending logic to twist your mind into all kinds of knots. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis play the same character in Looper; an assassin that is tasked with killing his older self. Let the teaser describe it further: You […]

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See Joseph Gordon-Levitt as young Bruce Willis in Looper

You read that headline correctly. Joseph Gordon-Levitt has reteamed with his Brick director Rian Johnson for the new sci-fi thriller Looper, in which he and Bruce Willis play the same character at different ages. You may notice that JGL looks a little different in these newly posted pics (courtesy of Slashfilm); that’s thanks to multiple hours of make-up. Gordon-Levitt and Willis star […]

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Poster Debut: Moonrise Kingdom

A picturesque new poster for Wes Anderson‘s upcoming film Moonrise Kingdom has debuted online, indicating that he’s not planning on abandoning his signature visual style anytime soon. The film concerns a couple of young love-birds who flee from society, leaving the lives of their parents and various townsfolk in disarray. Check out the trailer below. Moonrise Kingdom stars […]

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Aussie cast as John McClane’s son in Die Hard 5

Australian Jai Courtney has been cast as John McClane’s son in the fifth instalment of the Die Hard saga – the puntastically titled A Good Day to Die Hard – Deadline report. WAAPA graduate Courtney, who had minor stints in All Saints and Packed to the Rafters, most recently starred in Spartacus: Blood and Sand alongside fellow Aussies Viva Bianca and the late Andy […]

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Red 2 secures a director

The elderly avengers will ride again! Summit Entertainment has recruited Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) to helm the sequel to their 2010 hit Red, Variety reports. Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, and Helen Mirren are all expected to reprise their roles as the retired assassins called back to action. Original director Robert Schwentke is busy working on R.I.P.D. Red 2 has been written by […]

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Mickey Rourke out of Expendables 2

So, not every over-the-hill action star will make an appearance in The Expendables 2. Deadline has revealed Mickey Rourke will not reprise his role from the first Expendables movie, citing a scheduling conflict with his new project (although, they suggest Rourke’s proposed paycheck was not tantalising enough, and the actor is looking for more award-worthy fare). He will […]

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Die Hard 5 gets a pun-tastic new title

Following on from the fine tradition of Die Hard sequels past, Die Hard 5 has been christened with a simultaneously awesome and cheesy moniker. CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment Tom Rothman has revealed the name of John McClane’s next adventure will be A Good Day to Die Hard. Further details spilled by Rothman include the […]

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Aussie Liam Hemsworth signs up for Expendables 2

Aussie actor Liam Hemsworth has joined the cast of the upcoming blockbuster The Expendables 2, Variety reports. There’s no word yet on what role Hemsworth will play, though he’s sure to bring his female Hunger Games fans with him to the franchise being kept afloat by an ensemble of 1980s action stars. Hemsworth will join […]

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Schwarzenegger and Willis have “substantial” roles in Expendables 2

Although this rumour has been around since the words “The Expendables” and “Two” were first uttered in the same sentence, Deadline has confirmed Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis have closed deals for “substantial” roles in the sequel to the 2010 box office hit. The duo briefly appeared opposite Sylvester Stallone in a rather questionable sequence […]

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Die Hard 5 to be directed by Max Payne’s John Moore

After almost six months of searching, 20th Century Fox and Bruce Willis have settled on a director for Die Hard 5: John Moore (Max Payne, Behind Enemy Lines). According to Deadline, Moore is in final negotiations to come on board. He will replace previously hired helmer Noam Murro, who moved on to the 300 spin-off […]

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Bruce Willis in negotiations for G.I. Joe 2

Stunt casting, or just plain perfect casting? Bruce Willis is in talks to star as the eponymous Joe in G.I. Joe 2. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Willis would play General Joe Colton, who, according to comic lore, kick started the strike team and earned the nickname G.I. Joe. Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki and […]

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Travolta, Norris and Van Damme joining The Expendables 2?

If you thought the cast of the first Expendables featured some of the finest vintage direct-to-DVD action stars around, wait until you hear some of the names being floated for Part 2. Although Sylvester Stallone won’t be at the helm, director Simon West is prepping production on the sequel to the hit ensemble flick. Set […]

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