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Awfully Good: Con Air

Before DC unleashes SUICIDE SQUAD on the public, let's look back at another time a group of bad guys got loose and stole the show…   Con Air (1997)   Director: Simon West Stars: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich The touching story of a convict with a heart of gold and his struggle to get his stuffed rabbit...
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08.03.2016
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Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug set to direct Tomb Raider reboot

According to THR , Norwegian director Roar Uthaug (ESCAPE, MAGIC SILVER) has been tapped to helm the planned TOMB RAIDER film reboot from MGM, Warner Bros. and GK Films. Uthaug was most recently behind the camera for the disaster drama THE WAVE, and will make his English-language debut with the video game adaptation. Kathryn Bigelow , Catherine Hardwicke , and Mimi Leder...
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11.18.2015
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Cast This: Tomb Raider

It's that time again; we have another reboot with subsequent casting decisions on the way, thanks Hollywood! The TOMB RAIDER franchise is getting the treatment this time around, which has already spawned two movies based on the popular video game series starring Angelina Jolie . In all honestly, I never felt these movies knew how to handle the material, so after two missed...
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10.23.2015
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Rumor: Kathryn Bigelow on directors shortlist for Tomb Raider reboot

UPDATE: Peter Sciretta over at /Film heard from Kathryn Bigelow 's reps who told him that " Kathryn has not met with anyone about this project, and does not have any interest in directing this film. ” Lara Croft's return was fast-tracked earlier this year and word was that the studio was looking for "a Michelle MacLaren type" to helm the...
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09.17.2015
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Dominic Cooper replaces Henry Cavill for special services flick Stratton

A week before shooting was to begin on the Simon West -directed STRATTON, it's lead star and producer, Henry Cavill , left the project citing "creative differences." With production ready to go, a replacement had to be found on the fly, and that replacement was Dominic Cooper . Marvel fans may recognize him as Howard Stark, but as you can see in the first image from...
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08.17.2015
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MGM rumored to be seeking female director for Tomb Raider reboot

Last we knew, the TOMB RAIDER movie reboot was getting fast-tracked with some help from Warner Bros. and screenwriter Evan Daugherty (TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, DIVERGENT). HH is reporting that Daugherty's script is currently out to filmmakers, and MGM is looking for a female director for the project. The site says they've heard that the studio is seeking "a...
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07.01.2015
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Henry Cavill drops out of Simon West's Stratton

Filming for Simon West 's STRATTON starring Henry Cavill was set to begin next week , and Cavill created a production company (Promethean Productions) with his brother to bring the character from Duncan Falconer 's book series of the same name to the big screen, however Screen Daily has learned the actor has left the planned movie. GFM Films was selling STRATTON at...
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05.29.2015
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Movie Jail: This week's defendant is...Len Wiseman!

This is Movie Jail, a unique maximum security prison that houses some of the worst writers, directors, actors and producers from Hollywood and beyond. Their crimes? The offenses vary from convict to convict but most of these inmates have contributed negatively to the film world to some capacity* and his or her misdeeds have covered a long enough period of time that the authorities had...
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04.13.2015
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Movie Jail: This week's defendant is...Simon West!

This is Movie Jail, a unique maximum security prison that houses some of the worst writers, directors, actors and producers from Hollywood and beyond. Their crimes? The offenses vary from convict to convict but most of these inmates have contributed negatively to the film world to some capacity* and his or her misdeeds have covered a long enough period of time that the authorities had...
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04.06.2015
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Tomb Raider reboot fast-tracked with the help of a new writer & Warner Bros.

During the holiday season of 2013, I hunkered down in my basement during a snow storm and played through the newest Tomb Raider game. It was a reboot and it was enjoyable. In case you forgot about it, there have been talks of a theatrical reboot for the movie franchise since the summer of that year, when the game was met with a positive response. Now we have a rather promising update to...
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02.25.2015
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Simon West will direct Henry Cavill in boat service commando flick Stratton

Not content with just being the man of steel or the man from U.N.C.L.E., Henry Cavill formed his own production company with his brother last year to bring another character to silver screens. That character is John Stratton, a Special Boat Service commando popularized in the Douglas Falconer novels that follow Stratton as he and his team track down a lethal international terrorist....
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02.25.2015
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Review: Wild Card

PLOT: Nick Wild ( Jason Statham ) is a freelance Las Vegas bodyguard who dreams of retiring to Venice a dream that is hampered by the fact that hes a gambling addict and tends to burn through whatever meager funds he earns at the dingiest casinos in town. When a call girl friend of his is brutalized by a well-connected thug ( Milo Ventimiglia ), Nick risks his neck to help...
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01.26.2015
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