Two new posters for Only God Forgives feature Vithaya Pansringarm and Ryan Gosling, both set against the colorful backdrop of Bangkok.
Both seem to ask, as Gosling does in the trailer, "Wanna fight?"
Here we are in the dog days of summer, as event movies attempt to outdo each other with unbelievably expensive spectacle, but the most sensational action around isn't at a theater near you. It's on Blu-ray.
Enter the Dragon hits Blu-ray today, June 11th, as an extras-packed Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray celebrates the 40th anniversary of a true martial arts classic, the final film Bruce Lee completed before his tragic death.
Former Telemundo TV series actress Genesis Rodriguez is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood!
After a recurring role on HBO’s Entourage, Rodriguez has appeared in a string of popular movies with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars including Man on a Ledge with Sam Worthington, Casa de Mi Padre with Will Ferrell, What to Expect When You’re Expecting with Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez, and The Last Stand with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Most recently she appeared opposite Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy in the box office hit comedy Identity Thief, which will be available on Blu-ray and DVD beginning June 4th.
In the film, Rodriguez stars as Marisol, an assassin working for a crime boss that is hired to take down Melissa McCarthy’s Diana who sold him some bad credit cards. Marisol teams-up with a hitman named Julian (T.I.) but their plan for revenge becomes complicated when Sandy (Jason Bateman), an ordinary accountant who’s identity has been stolen by Diana, attempts to kidnap her in order to clear his name and get his life back.
I recently had the pleasure of attending a Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals game at Dodger Stadium where Genesis Rodriguez had the honor of throwing out the first pitch. I was on the field when she threw the ball to her father, Venezuelan singer/actor Jose Luis Rodriguez, and afterwards we were escorted to a private box suite where I had a chance to speak with Rodriguez about her work on Identity Thief, as well as throwing out the pitch. The beautiful young actress discussed her work on the movie, acting with T.I., improvising with Melissa McCarthy, what she’s learned from working with stars like McCarthy, Will Ferrell, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, director Seth Gordon, creating her character, and which she likes more – making comedies or action films, as well as the honor of throwing out the first pitch, practicing for the event, tossing the ball to her father, and whether or not she is a Dodger fan.
If the timetable between The Expendables and its first sequel is any indication, then The Expendables 3 ought to arrive in August of next year.
And when it does, it seems that Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes, Milla Jovovich, and Nicolas Cage will be partaking in the action mayhem.
Dominic Toretto may be taciturn, but Vin Diesel is an invaluable font of new information regarding the future of the Fast & Furious franchise.
With but one week until Fast & Furious 6 unleashes automotive mayhem on audiences nationwide, Diesel has revealed just where on Earth 7 Fast 7 Furious will take the action next summer.
Opening in theaters on May 17th is the new action thriller Erased from director Philipp Stolzl (North Face). The film stars Aaron Eckhart (Olympus Has Fallen, The Dark Knight), Liana Liberato (Trespass), and Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Aaron Eckhart to talk about his work on Erased. The popular actor discussed his new film, being attracted to the action movie's family theme, playing a father on screen when he isn't one in real life, creating a father/daughter relationship with actress Liana Liberato, finally playing the lead in an action film, and the movie's old school espionage vibe.
From what we can tell, White House Down is a deeply egalitarian summer action movie.
So it's only fitting that Channing Tatum's average joe shares the film's one sheet with Jamie Foxx as the President of these United States.
You know how it is. You're an aspiring but not-quite-qualified Secret Service Agent, and you take your precocious daughter with you to the White House for your big job interview. When all hell breaks loose and some heavily armed, highly coordinated bad guys assault 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, it's up to you to pull a John McClane and save the day while getting into some buddy cop-style action hijinks with the President.
That's the idea behind White House Down, 2013's other action movie involving a hostage situation in Washington D.C. The new theatrical trailer lays it all out there, playing up the large-scale, bullet-spewing mayhem and the chemistry between leads Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx.
One of the most anticipated sequels of the year is Machete Kills, which opens in theaters on September 13th and is the follow-up to director Robert Rodriguez’s 2010 throwback action film Machete starring the great Danny Trejo.
Much like the original film, the new movie features an eclectic group of actors in addition to Trejo including returning co-stars Jessica Alba (Escape from Planet Earth), and Michelle Rodriguez (Resident Evil: Retribution), as well as new cast members Mel Gibson (Get the Gringo), Charlie Sheen (TV’s Anger Management), Antonio Banderas (Haywire), Sofia Vergara (The Three Stooges), Zoe Saldana (The Words), Vanessa Hudgens (Spring Breakers), Academy Award-nominees Demian Bichir (A Better Life) and Edward James Olmos (Stand and Deliver), Academy Award-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire), and singer Lady Gaga who makes her acting debut. The movie follows Trejo as the title character, an ex-federale who is recruited by the US President (Sheen) to stop an arms dealer (Gibson) from launching a deadly missile.
I recently had a chance to speak with Oscar-nominee Demian Bichir at the Sonoma International Film Festival in northern California, where he was receiving the festival’s Spotlight Award along with his former Weed’s co-star Mary Louise Parker. I took the opportunity to ask the acclaimed actor about his his work on Machete Kills, collaborating with visionary director Robert Rodriguez, his unusual character, facing-off against Danny Trejo, and working with the rest of the film’s interesting cast, as well as his role in the upcoming buddy-cop comedy The Heat, and what it was like sharing scenes with Academy Award-winner Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side).
Like a streetracer with his thumb on the NOS button, Universal Pictures is speeding through the quarter-mile between Fast & Furious installments.
Vin Diesel announced at CinemaCon in Las Vegas today that 7 Fast 7 Furious will indeed arrive set in theaters next summer, as it's officially set for release on July 11, 2014.