When you think romance, you think of two best friends and CIA agents who discover they're both dating the same woman and subsequently engage in an escalating series of attempts to thwart each other and win her affections, right? Right. In that spirit, 20th Century Fox has announced that This Means War – starring Chris Pine and Tom Hardy as the CIA agents sublimating their homoerotic feelings into a competition to win Reese Witherspoon – will now hit theaters on February 14th of this year.
20th Century Fox has dropped an international trailer for This Means War, an action comedy in which two sexy, globe-trotting CIA agents who regularly engage in gunfights, huge stunts, and the like, discover that they're both dating the same woman. Rather than talk it out or set their desire for her aside for the sake of their long friendship, these two decide to turn said woman into the principal metric for a massive pissing contest, each trying to win her heart whilst sabotaging his rival. Chris Pine and Tom Hardy play the spies who are obviously in love with each other, while Reese Witherspoon plays the object of their sublimated homoerotic affections. This international trailer gives a taste for the film's juggling act between broad action and broad comedy, as it includes a few explosions and Hardy getting shot in the nuts with a paintball gun.
Remember the trailer for This Means War, the action-comedy in which Chris Pine and Tom Hardy play CIA agents and best bros who discover that they're dating the same woman, played by Reese Witherspoon? You know, the one where, rather than dealing with the situation like reasonable people with human emotions, they engage in an escalating battle to win her heart, misappropriating what must be thousands and thousands of dollars in elaborate attempts to sabotage each other? That's the one. Today, we have no less than three new images from the film, all over which feature Hardy and Pine dressed like debonair secret agents, and two with Witherspoon in the mix, acting as a living embodiment of their repressed homoerotic relationship (that last part is pure conjecture).
The Three Musketeers, a 3D action-oriented take on Alexandre Dumas' enduring serialized novel, arrives in theaters tomorrow, but Summit Entertainment has released the first four and a half minutes of the film online, presumably in an attempt to woo audiences with the movie's action-packed, comic book-style opening scenes. These scenes introduce the title characters, played by Matthew Macfadyen, Luke Evans, and Ray Stevenson, along with cohort Milla Jovovich in her usual role as an ass-kicker, in this case Milady de Winter.
While nobody's expecting Mortal Kombat and Resident Evil director Paul WS Anderson's take on Dumas' swashbucklers to be exactingly faithful to the original text, I'm pretty sure that the book also opened with a scuba-diving ninja armed with steampunk-style weaponry, Aramis basically being Batman, and Porthos hulking out, all in order to raid Leonardo Da Vinci's private vault. That, my friends, was a bit of sarcasm.
Imagine for a moment that you and your best bro – your fortress of brotitude, your potassium bromide, your Harlem Bro-betrotter – the both of youse are CIA agents. Not the real-life kind, who mostly spend their lives analyzing data under fluorescent lights or cultivating contacts all over the world, but the movie kind, who hang out in sexily-lit command centers and do lots of kung-fu. You're imagining the lives led by Chris Pine and Tom Hardy in This Means War, the first trailer for which premiered online today. As you'll see, these two secret bro-gents get into an escalating battle of wills and misappropriation of taxpayer resources when they discover they're both dating Reese Witherspoon, leading to an ongoing action-comedy bro-battle that can only end in true bromance. Or death.
When not releasing promotional images for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, Summit Entertainment also likes to drop a picture or two from The Three Musketeers, the 3D update of Alexandre Dumas' 200 year-old novel. Three new images show D'Artagnan and the Musketeers, played by Logan Lerman, Luke Evans, Matthew Macfadyen, and Ray Stevenson, along with Juno Temple as Queen Anne, Milla Jovovich as M'Lady De Winter, and Christoph Waltz as Cardinal Richelieu. Dither no longer, you rapscallion, take a look the pictures, right here.
For more than 150 years, a popular criticism of 'The Three Musketeers' by Alexandre Dumas has been its crucial lack of steampunk weaponry, super powered leaping, and apocalyptic stakes. From the trailer for the new 3D The Three Musketeers, director Paul W.S. Anderson has finally addressed these deficits in the source material. Additionally, he's been courteous enough to provide a plethora of slow-motion action shots, as well as a gigantic explosion or two. Check out the trailer, featuring Logan Lerman as D'Artagnan, Luke Evans as Aramis, Matthew McFadyen as Athos, and Ray Stevenson as Porthos.
Last year’s Valentine’s Day, directed by Garry Marshall, was not exactly my cup of tea. It’s not that I don’t like romantic comedies; I’m not ashamed to say I can enjoy myself a good rom-com. The film was just too overwhelming. It took the quantitative approach of Love, Actually, and turned it up to eleven. The whole movie even had a colorful look that reminded me of candy, as though the film was shot with a sugared lens. Well, Marshall is returning to the director’s chair with a quasi-sequel, this time set on New Year’s Eve, and he’s just added Jon Bon Jovi, Seth Meyers, and Til Schweiger to his already sprawling ensemble cast.