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Bullet time – 2 Guns review

By Simon Miraudo October 8, 2013 There are actually 111 guns in 2 Guns, but that sum doesn’t include concealed weapons, so we’ll never really know the truth. This was an independent count, conducted by myself, during a first viewing of Baltasar Kormákur‘s double-cross crime comedy. (I say ‘first’ as if it will be followed […]

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John Travolta turned down Flight because it was “silly”

John Travolta’s credentials as a pilot are not in dispute. His career choices are raising some eyebrows, however. Speaking at a British Film Institute event last week, Travolta revealed that he turned down the leading role in the hit 2012 flick Flight because “the plane stuff was silly.” Contact Music recorded the plane aficionado’s comments for posterity: “The funny thing was it was […]

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Trailer Debut: 2 Guns

Fans of buddy action films featuring a white cop and a black cop unite! The trailer for 2 Guns was released recently and it looks like a huge amount of fun. The film stars Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg as two undercover cops who rob a bank together not realising one another’s law enforcement credentials. […]

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Flying high – Flight review

Flight – Starring Denzel Washington, Kelly Reilly, and Don Cheadle. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. Denzel Washington and Robert Zemeckis jettison their bad habits like so much frozen human waste from the back of a soaring airliner with their collaboration Flight. As one of Hollywood’s most reliable leading men, Washington had […]

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Trailer Debut: Flight

Robert Zemeckis returns from the dead-eyed darkness of motion-capture hell with Flight, a high-stakes drama starring sure-fire Academy Award contender Denzel Washington. The second feature trailer for the flick has arrived online, which puts a greater emphasis on the air-crash sequence in which Washington’s substance-abusing pilot miraculously manages to keep everyone on board alive. However, when his […]

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Safe House sequel in the works

Universal has recruited Safe House screenwriter David Guggenheim to pen a sequel to his hit Ryan Reynolds/Denzel Washington thriller. According to Deadline, “it’s far from a sure thing,” but the hit-hungry studio is surely hoping the leads would want to return, even though (spoiler alert) one of them doesn’t survive to the closing credits. Did someone say, […]

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R.I.P. Tony Scott

Tony Scott, director of Top Gun, True Romance, and most recently Unstoppable, has died after jumping from Los Angeles’ Vincent Thomas Bridge. He was 68 years old. According to the L.A. County Coroner‘s office, the death is being investigated as a suicide. Witnesses contacted 911 around 12:35pm on Sunday; it took four hours for his body to be […]

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Trailer Debut: Flight

Check out the trailer for Robert Zemeckis‘ new film, Flight, starring Denzel Washington and John Goodman. After spending the last decade exclusively making motion-capture flicks (The Polar Express, Beowulf, A Christmas Carol), Zemeckis finally returns to the world of live-action cinema with this drama about a pilot (Denzel Washington) who miraculously lands a plane under […]

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The wild card – Safe House review

Safe House – Starring Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds and Brendan Gleeson. Directed by Daniel Espinosa. Rated M. Originally published February 9, 2012. By Simon Miraudo. Safe House arrives on DVD, Blu-ray, and Quickflix Pay Per View in Australia June 7, 2012. Safe House has a lot of elements that – stirred together, and sugared to taste – could be expected to produce something of […]

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Uptown Saturday Night remake might star Will Smith and Denzel Washington

Warner Bros want Will Smith and Denzel Washington to star in their upcoming remake of Uptown Saturday Night, Deadline reports. Adam McKay is in negotiations to direct. The 1974 original featured Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier as two buddies who are held up at an illegal nightclub, and accidentally surrender a winning lottery ticket. McKay would direct the flick after he completes the […]

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The wild card – Safe House review

Safe House – Starring Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds and Brendan Gleeson. Directed by Daniel Espinosa. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Safe House has a lot of elements that – stirred together, and sugared to taste – could be expected to produce something of fairly compelling quality. Reliable leads in Denzel Washington (employing his eternally popular […]

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Denzel Washington for Secret in their Eyes remake

It’s been almost a year since Warner Bros scored the remake rights for Juan Jose Campanella‘s Oscar-winning flick The Secret in their Eyes. Far from it being a low priority, the studio has offered the lead role to one of the world’s biggest stars. According to Twitch, Denzel Washington has been asked to play the retired legal counselor […]

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Ron Howard to direct superhero flick 364

It looks like Ron Howard – who made his name on films Splash, Cocoon and Willow – may return to the world of fantasy in his new picture. According to Deadline, Howard is attached to direct a new pitch from screenwriter David Guggenheim entitled 364. You’ll note that the title is the number of days in […]

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A fistful of Denzels – The Book of Eli review

The Book of Eli – Starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman and Mila Kunis. Directed by Allen and Albert Hughes. Rated MA. Originally published April 13, 2010. By Simon Miraudo. You would think that everything filmmakers needed to say about the impending apocalypse had already been said. Surely this is one tired genre that is ready […]

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A fistful of Denzels – The Book of Eli review

The Book of Eli – Starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman and Mila Kunis. Directed by Allen and Albert Hughes. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. You would think that everything filmmakers needed to say about the impending apocalypse had already been said. Surely this is one tired genre that is ready to be set adrift on […]

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