Let's not bury the lead: a Darren Aronofsky movie opened at the top of the box office this weekend.
Noah, an Old Testament epic from the auteur, provided Russell Crowe with the biggest debut of his career as a leading man, earning an estimated $44.0 million from 3,567 locations in North America.
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The second batch of unofficial photos from the Italian set of Avengers: Age of Ultron show Elizabeth Olsen in action as Scarlet Witch, a clear reference of what we think is an Ultron drone, and, most importantly, Jeremy Renner's new look as Hawkeye.
The very first image of Scarlett Johansson as the title character in Lucy has landed online.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has been promising he'll be back for thirty years now.
Yet he's never really gone anywhere.
He's been an ever-present part of the part culture, but there's something fundamentally unknowable about this slab of Austrian oak. He's an exuberant mystery wrapped in a musclebound enigma. A movie star more than an actor, an icon with an accent and exclamatory delivery that can turn seemingly any line into a quotable cult classic.
Sabotage, hitting theaters nationwide today, March 28th, delves into the Schwarzeneggerian mystery. Inspired by the Agatha Christie tale Ten Little Indians, Sabotage stars Arnold as John "Breacher" Wharton, leader of an elite ten-person DEA task force that makes its biggest bust in a raid on a cartel compound, only to be embroiled in controversy when $10 million goes missing. As his squad is picked off one by one, Breacher must figure out who stole the money and who is wiping out his friends before it's too late.
In his review, The Dissolve's Matt Singer calls Sabotage Schwarzenegger's Unforgiven, the action star's late thematic opportunity "to wrestle with all the death he’s perpetrated onscreen, and to consider, once and for all in his twilight years, whether it was really worth it."
Schwarzenegger was thoughtful and characteristically buoyant at the press day for Sabotage, where IAR's Heather Newgen was able to speak with the action star about the current state of gunslinging cinema, as well as his place in it. The actor was happy to discuss his extensive preparation for the film, as well as just how unique Sabotage is in the canon of Schwarzeneggerian action.
The full trailer for The Purge: Anarchy promises that this one sequel that will dramatically improve on its predecessor.
Crucially, the sequel appears to actually show, you know, purging: state-sanctioned mayhem for one night a year.
A behind-the-scenes featurette offers up our most comprehensive look at Transcendence, the original scifi thriller starring Johnny Depp as a man who becomes a machine.
A batch of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 pictures represent something of an orgy of villainy.
Yet they only even show two-thirds of the costumed bad guys in this sequel, entirely omitting Electro, Jamie Foxx's dweeb-turned-electricity-god.
Writer and director David Ayer has made a career of creating films based in Los Angeles revolving around the LAPD, but he now moves his focus to DEA agents in Atlanta with his new film Sabotage, which opens in theaters March 28th.
Ayer first gained attention for writing Training Day, which earned Denzel Washington an Academy Award for Best Actor. He went on to write the screenplays for The Fast and the Furious, Dark Blue, and S.W.A.T. before making his directorial debut with Harsh Times starring Christian Bale. He would follow that up by directing his second film Street Kings, before writing and directing the critically acclaimed End of Watch starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena. His latest film, Sabotage, stars none other than the former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger, along with an all-star supporting cast of actors. But Ayer’s next film, Fury, takes him into completely new territory, as it is a WWII-set film that stars Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf.
Sabotage, which Ayer adapted from a script by Skip Woods (The A-Team), revolves around members of an elite DEA task force that find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house. In addition to Schwarzenegger, the impressive cast also includes Sam Worthington (Drift), Terrence Howard (Iron Man), Mireille Enos (World War Z), Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike), Josh Holloway (Paranoia), Max Martini (Pacific Rim), Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense), Harold Perrineau (Seeking Justice), and Martin Donovan (Insomnia).
I recently had the pleasure of speaking to writer and director David Ayer about his work on Sabotage, as well as his upcoming film Fury. The acclaimed filmmaker discussed his new movie, adapting Skip Woods’ script, working with Arnold, having him smoke a stogie on screen, surrounding him with an excellent cast of actors, training them to really look like DEA agents, setting the film in Atlanta, creating the movie’s realistic violence, Fury, making a WWII film, and working with Brad Pitt.
The Gotham pilot is in production, and Fox has debuted an official image of Ben McKenzie as the show's lead, Gotham PD detective James Gordon.
In addition, the network has been slowly but surely releasing looks at the supporting players, all of whom are new interpretations of familiar characters from the world of Batman.
The very first clip from How to Train Your Dragon 2 is short, but it more than makes up for its brevity with a whole lot of sweetness.