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The UnPopular Opinion: Total Recall (2012)

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** Remakes are one of the most thankless projects in...
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10.20.2016
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Review: Point Break

PLOT: FBI Agent Johnny Utah ( Luke Bracey ) goes undercover amongst a group of extreme athletes- led by the enigmatic Bodhi ( Edgar Ramirez ) – suspected in a series of incredible international heists. REVIEW: Of all the movies Hollywood’s chosen to remake, POINT BREAK has to be the most confusing example of all. Not only has the original film – only a...
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12.25.2015
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Grab your wingsuit & explore the extreme stunts of Point Break (featurettes)

No matter what your opinion on the upcoming POINT BREAK remake is, you have to appreciate the lengths that director Ericson Core (INVINCIBLE) and his team went to in order to capture the extreme stunts featured in the film. You've got big-wave surfing, wingsuit flying, sheer-face snowboarding, free rock climbing, and high-speed motorcycling, all performed by a team of renowned...
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12.04.2015
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Jason Statham signs on to star in untitled Kurt Wimmer action film

If you were afraid Jason Statham may not be kicking or punching an excessive amount of people in the future, you can put those fears to rest! This time around he'll be doing so under the guiding hand of Kurt Wimmer . You may remember his kick-ass film debut, EQUILIBRIUM, as well as his horrid sophomore effort, ULTRAVIOLET. Wimmer has stuck to writing screenplays since, having penned...
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11.06.2015
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The Point Break remake unleashes the extreme with its 2nd trailer

A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. Inspired by the classic 1991 film, director Ericson Core looks to take the stunts to more extreme heights with this second trailer. Judging by the reactions to the first trailer , it doesn't sound like...
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09.17.2015
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New Point Break poster catches a wave and hangs ten, dude

What the hell is anyone supposed to do with this poster, Warner Bros.? Come on, brah. Is this really supposed to be for a POINT BREAK remake? Because taking a good look at it has me thinking a new buddy surfer inspirational tale is coming to theaters this holiday season. You know the movie I'm talking about. Maybe one of them is scared to ride the waves again after a freak...
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09.10.2015
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Surf's up with the first trailer for Ericson Core's Point Break remake

While the original POINT BREAK followed two charismatic leads in Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze amidst some surfing, free-falling and bank-robbing hijinx, the remake directed by Ericson Core is looking to expand on the extreme sports angle a bit. The basis is the same, as a young FBI agent ( Luke Bracey ) infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects...
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05.26.2015
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Point Break remake pushed to Christmas; Rocky spinoff gets 2015 release date

It's going to be a nostalgic holiday season this year gang. Warner Bros. has set a release date for the ROCKY spinoff CREED directed by Ryan Coogler (FRUITVALE STATION) and starring Michael B. Jordan as the grandson of Apollo Creed. I absolutely loved ROCKY BALBOA and thought it was a perfect ending for the franchise; I welcome the spinoff with optimism because of the talent...
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02.03.2015
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Awfully Good: Ultraviolet

Katniss Everdeen isn't the only badass female hero trying to take down a dystopian government… Ultraviolet (2006) Director: Kurt Wimmer Stars: Milla Jovovich, William Fichtner, Nick Chinlund In the distant future, a blood disease turns part of the population in to vampire-like mutants called Hemophages. One former human named Violet must...
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11.19.2014
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New release dates for Pixels, Point Break, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and more

Several upcoming films have received new release dates, including three movies from Warner Bros. Columbia Picture's PIXELS was originally set to hit theaters on May 15, 2015, but it's been pushed back to July 24, 2014 and will now open against the POLTERGEIST remake and Judd Apatow 's TRAINWRECK. The film stars Adam Sandler , Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad , and is based...
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08.13.2014
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Point Break Remake looks to add Teresa Palmer, plus Edgar Ramirez chimes in

Shooting on Ericson Core 's POINT BREAK remake is about to start in three weeks time, and it looks like the final piece of the casting puzzle is being brought into place. I think pretty much any expectations of this flick were dropped when Gerard Butler was replaced with Edgar Ramirez (not that fans were clamoring for a remake beforehand), and there's plenty of indifference...
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06.17.2014
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John McTiernan wrote a screenplay for Thomas Crown 2 while in prison

John McTiernan 's last great movie was 1999's THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR. The sexy heist thriller starring Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo serves as one of the rare remakes that works. McTiernan only directed two films afterwards (ROLLERBALL and BASIC) before he was sent to prison following an almost decade long legal battle. Now out of jail, McTiernan is back and able to direct and...
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04.28.2014
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