James Demonaco TAGS

Let everyone know you purged with new TV spot for The Purge: Election Year

The marketing minds over at Universal Pictures have a wealth of prime opportunity in front of them the next few months as they ramp up promotion on THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR. With campaign ads plaguing the television airwaves wherever a caucus or primary is happening and with candidates and Super PACs ready to take things to another level once party nominations have been secured,...
1 Continue Reading

Sound the alarms; the first trailer for The Purge: Election Year has arrived

THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR aims to to reveal the next terrifying chapter that occurs over 12 hours of annual lawlessness sanctioned by the New Founders of America in order to keep the criminal element at bay. It’s been two years since Leo Barnes ( Frank Grillo ) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge in THE PURGE: ANARCHY. Now serving as head of security for Senator...
14 Continue Reading

The Purge 3 will provide more government-sanctioned murder on July 1, 2016

It looks like THE PURGE won't be an annual event after all. The original film was released in 2013 and its sequel in 2014. Now another sequel is on its way and Universal has set the third installment of the franchise for a 2016 release. I was very let down by the first movie; the cool premise wasn’t utilized well enough and the plot holes were deep. THE PURGE: ANARCHY was...
6 Continue Reading

Run and hide because The Purge 3 is officially happening

Hide your wife and hide your kids, there is going to be another installment in THE PURGE franchise. While I havenít seen THE PURGE: ANARCHY, I have heard a lot of good things about it. That being said, if youíre comparing it to the incredible waste that was the original movie then Iím sure itís watchable. One of the coolest concepts in years was drilled with so many plot holes and...
4 Continue Reading

Awfully Good: Jack

Jack (1996) Director: Francis Ford Coppola Stars: Robin Williams, Diane Lane, Bill Cosby The story of the world's oldest, hairiest ten year old. JACK came on TV a few weeks ago and I sat down with the full intention of ripping it apart. Though I wasn't much older than the title character when it was released, I remember the movie being...
6 Continue Reading

Exclusive Interview: The Purge Anarchy's Michael K. Williams & Carmen Ejogo

THE PURGE: ANARCHY opens up the world hinted at in the first film by giving us a chilling glimpse at what goes on in the streets during that fateful "kill 'em all" night of the year. Either you're a hunter or the hunted, and everyone in between had better take cover or kiss their ass goodbye. Carmen Ejogo 's character Eva can attest that it sucks to be one of the innocents caught in...
0 Continue Reading

Review: The Purge: Anarchy

PLOT: It's once again time for “The Purge”– a yearly event where, for twelve hours, all crime is legal – even murder. This time, a single mother ( Carmen Ejogo ) and her daughter (Zoe Soul), along with a bickering couple ( Kiele Sanchez & Zach Gilford ) find themselves at the mercy of the purgers, only to be rescued by a mysterious man ( Frank Grillo...
18 Continue Reading

Exclusive Interview: Frank Grillo and James DeMonaco talk The Purge: Anarchy

Let's face it: if "the Purge" were real, Frank Grillo is the guy you'd want on your side. There's perhaps no other actor working today who exemplifies "man's man," and though he's an incredibly nice fellow, you probably wouldnt want to get on his bad side. In THE PURGE: ANARCHY , Grillo stars as a tortured soul seeking revenge on the one night of the year society is allowed to totally let...
3 Continue Reading

The lesson in the new trailer for The Purge: Anarchy is don't be a hero

THE PURGE was easily the worst movie I watched in 2013; I should put that opinion on the table right away. It abused exposition in all the wrong places and left the viewer with many unanswered questions and plot holes to be frustrated over (how did they survive past purges?). So it will be just over a year later when its sequel THE PURGE: ANARCHY is released and I will be the first to...
5 Continue Reading

Frank Grillo talks returning for Captain America 3 and The Raid remake

While making the rounds promoting his upcoming THE PURGE: ANARCHY, Frank Grillo recently spoke with Collider about possibly returning for CAPTAIN AMERICA 3, and revealed he has been cast in the planned remake of Gareth Evans ' THE RAID. Frank Grillo says there's a very good chance he'll be back as Brock "Crossbones" Rumlow in CAPTAIN AMERICA 3, and has...
6 Continue Reading

The Purge: Anarchy TV Spot shows us what happens when you try to be a hero

I was actually pretty happy to hear that a sequel to THE PURGE was being done. I think it's a pretty interesting concept, and given that the first was more of a "home invasion" flick, there must be plenty of other stories to tell in the Purge-iverse. Enter Frank Grillo and what happens when you try to do something good the one day of the year you're allowed to be bad in THE PURGE:...
5 Continue Reading

Producer Jason Blum would love to release a new Purge movie every year

THE PURGE: ANARCHY will be hitting theaters this summer, and producer Jason Blum says he'd like to do more PURGE movies, possibly with a new one being released every year. Blum spoke with Collider about the upcoming sequel, and the site asked him about possibly releasing a PURGE film every year, similar to his PARANORMAL ACTIVITY franchise. I hope so. I would love that....
11 Continue Reading