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Gina Carano (born Gina Joy Carano 16.04.82) Gina Carano is an American actress, fitness guru, television personality and former martial artist.
Net Worth According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2012, Gina Carano has a net worth of 4 million USD.
Childhood: Gina Carano was born to Dana Joy and Glenn Thomas Carano in Dallas, Texas. Carano has two sisters, one older and one younger, and her father is a former backup quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. Carano studied at Trinity Christian High School in Las Vegas, where she worked in a variety of sports teams at school, including basketball, volleyball and softball. She went on to study psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno for a year, before continuing to study for a further three years at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Career: After beginning to date a professional Muay Thai fighter, Kevin Ross, Carano took up the martial art. After showing real promise in the profession, Carano was asked to participate in the first ever female Mixed Martial Arts fight for World Extreme Fighting in Nevada, before going on to win a match at the World Pro Fighting show in Las Vegas. In 2006, Carano appeared in the film 'Ring Girls' as a Muay Thai fighter. In 2007, Carano appeared in both 'Fight Girls' and 'American Gladiators' on television. From 2006 to 2008, Carano took part in various mixed martial arts fights, with consistent victories, through knock-outs, submissions and judges decisions. In 2008 she played the role of Natasha in the computer game 'Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3'. On 15th August, 2009, Carano lost her first fight against Cristiane Justino after being knocked out. Carano was unable to fight for the rest of 2009 and the majority of 2010. She, however, appear in the film 'Blood and Bone'. After various medical tests were carried out, it was revealed that Carano was fine, yet she still did not return to the MMA scene. In 2011, Carano starred alongside Michael Fassbender in 'Haywire'. In 2013, she co-starred in 'Fast and Furious 6', alongside Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. In 2014, she made an appearance in an episode of the television series 'Almost Human'. In October, 2014, filming began for 'Bus 657', in which Carano plays a role, as well as working on the movie 'Kickboxer', which began filming in late November, 2014.
The 1989 Muay Thai action movie Kickboxer starred a young Jean-Claude Van Damme, who pops up in this rather cheesy remake in the old mentor role. Designed as the launch of a new franchise for martial artist Alain Moussi, this movie just about gets away with being a guilty pleasure romp. Although the predictability of the plot and the corny dialogue make it sometimes feel like a spoof.
Moussi plays Kurt, a fit young guy who travels to Thailand after his big brother Eric (Darren Shahlayi) is killed while fighting the thuggish master Tong Po (David Bautista). Posing as a seeker, he enters Tong Po's training temple and challenges the master to a duo. But of course he's not ready yet. With the help of the very hot young cop Liu (Sara Malakul Lane), who feels guilty because the police neglected to investigate Eric's death, Kurt tracks down Eric's trainer Durand (Van Damme). But can he improve his skills in time for the big showdown? And what is underground fight organiser Marcia (Gina Carano) up to?
The screenwriters assemble this story by numbers, adding in a number of real-life mixed martial-arts champions (their underwritten roles seem added in to distract fans from the simple plot). Director John Stockwell shoots and edits the film like a cheap B-movie, although the exotic locations look terrific. And of course there's a major fight about every five minutes, each with its own specific gimmick (like an instant rainstorm or two handy elephants to climb on). Even so, the fight choreography feels somewhat cursory, more flashy than brutal. But the real problem is that most of the fighters simply aren't up to the acting challenge. Moussi has a charismatic presence and a lithe, muscly physicality, but his scenes only work when he's punching or kicking someone's lights out. Even his interaction with an unusually relaxed Van Damme only works when they're physically sparring.
Continue reading: Kickboxer: Vengeance Review
Both the filmmakers and the characters on-screen are so pleased with themselves that this might just be the smuggest movie ever made. Thankfully, it's also very funny. It's a passion project for actor-producer Ryan Reynolds, who throws himself fully into his role as a snarky mercenary who becomes an indestructible superhero with nothing to lose. And in addition to a constant stream of irreverent humour, he underscores the film's snarkiness with some real emotion.
Reynolds plays Wade, a thug for hire who works out of a bar run by his comical pal Weasel (T.J. Miller), and when he meets fellow mercenary Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), it's love at first sight. The feisty pair match each other with sharp tongues and brutal physicality, but their romance is shaken when Wade is secretly diagnosed with end-stage cancer. His only hope lies in a shady treatment from the ropey Ajax (Ed Skrein) and his sidekick Angel Dust (Gina Carano), which turns out to literally be torture. Sure, it cures his cancer and sparks his innate mutant healing power, but it leaves him hideously scarred. As he sets out to get revenge, two young X-Men (Brianna Hildebrand's Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Stefan Kapcic's Colossus) try to recruit him to their cause. And Wade, now known as Deadpool, tries to work up the nerve to show Vanessa what's left of him.
All of this is revealed early on, as Wade's back-story is recounted in a series of flashbacks in the middle of a massive opening action sequence. And once we're caught up, the story heads into a succession of massive climactic action sequences. Fortunately, there are some quieter moments in between that are both hilarious and involving. Reynolds effortlessly bridges the film's wild mood swings. His sassy attitude and feisty physicality feed cleverly into his riveting chemistry with Baccarin, whose character starts off strongly before dissolving into the standard hackneyed girlfriend role.
Continue reading: Deadpool Review
Formerly a soldier in the Special Forces, Wade Wilson finds himself dealt a bad hand when he is diagnosed with cancer in all his major organs. Soon, however, he is approached by a scientist who promises not only to cure him and save his life, but also give him powers beyond humanity. He agrees to undergo their experiments, but it isn't long before he realises that things may have just gone from bad to worse for him. He ends up badly disfigured and extremely unstable, dubbing his new self Deadpool and finds comfort only in his whimsical musings and inappropriate humour. When this fails to satisfy him in the long term, he decides to use his newfound powers to get back at the man who subjected him to those horrific experiments, while enjoying a few killing sprees along the way. Unfortunately, he's not the only deadly supernatural being on this planet, and he's about to discover some real enemies along the way.
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Leonard Turner has dedicated his life to the CIA. He might be partially retired but he's still a valuable asset to the organisation. When he's taken hostage by a terrorist group, Turner is made to release a statement documenting the groups ransom demands. If their demands are not met, all the missile siloes around the world will be pointed at The United States.
Enter Leonard's son Harry. Harry too is a CIA operative but he's a desk worker who's yet to be cleared for field duty. When he learns of his father's kidnapping, Harry takes matters into his own hands. Now working behind the backs of colleges - not to mention a group of highly skilled international terrorists - Harry takes on the mission alone. Using his analytical knowhow, Harry believes he's one step ahead than his former work mates.
Hot on Harry's trail is Agent Victoria Phair, his ex-girlfriend who's an accomplished field agent with martial arts skills and far more tactical training than Harry. All that's left to do is save Leonard and the world from a disaster unlike anything the world has ever seen.
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The Pope is the formidable nickname given to Frank Silva; a businessman who runs a multi-million dollar empire of gambling with his glamorous dockside casino. Luke Vaughn works as a card dealer at Pope's casino, and in a desperate bid to raise 300,000 dollars to pay for his sick daughter's medical treatment, he turns to his boss for help. Predictably, Pope is less than pleased about being asked for money and throws Vaughn out, but little does he know that there's another worker who'll stop at nothing to get a share of the riches. Cox convinces Vaughn to rob the place and they make off with 3 million dollars after a messy shoot-out. However, their plans go slightly wrong at the getaway stage, forcing them to take over a passing bus and holding the passengers hostage. Now, as well as The Pope's savage cohorts on their tail including the bloodthirsty Dog, they have a SWAT team led by no-nonsense female Officer Bajos after them and escape seems futile.
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Wade Wilson isn't your average superhero. Indeed, he has fewer morals and a brutal villainous streak that makes him particularly formidable to his many enemies. After undergoing horrific abuse as an experimental subject while working as a soldier in the Special Forces, he has been left deformed and dangerously unstable, with incredible supernatural abilities that allow him to heal at an accelerated rate. Now a mercenary with a feverish taste for blood, Wilson becomes the anti-hero Deadpool and takes his fascination with pain to the lengths of revenge, determined to get back at the person who mutilated him and ruined his life. Whimsical musings aside, Deadpool is lethal and will stop at nothing to punish his tormentors.
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Lucy Lawless says it's just a rumour, but we can dream.
So, rumours are circulating that a modern reboot of the 90s cult show 'Xena: Warrior Princess' is set to hit screens in the near future. It would be great to see Lucy Lawless back in that badass leather corset but, chances are, if it does ever return, it's likely to have a new wearer. But who should it be?
In a world where feminism has become re-invigorated and strong female role models are being taken seriously in movies and on the small screen, it seems only right that 'Xena: Warrior Princess' be brought back as part of this phenomenon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, original executive producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi are involved in her resurrection (literally) with the series suggested to arrive in 2016 and take on a kind of Katniss Everdeen in 'The Hunger Games' angle. Original star Lucy Lawless is keen to crush our dreams, though, telling Twitter, 'Sorry, friends! news of a #Xena reboot is just a rumor. I'd love it to happen one day but it's still in the wishful thinking stage', but it still got us thinking about who we'd like to see in the role if it ever did come back.
Continue reading: Chakrams At The Ready! Who Should Play Xena In The Rumoured TV Re-Boot?
But spare a thought for the Green Lantern who got some serious shade thrown his way…
Ryan Reynolds was greeted with a huge ovation as he took to the stage at Hall H for the Deadpool Comic Con panel, which ended up being one of the highlights of an already very newsworthy convention. During the panel the actor debuted the film’s first trailer to the enthusiastic crowd, who showed their support for Reynolds and the movie, which has been his passion project for years.
Ryan Reynolds stars as Deadpool in the upcoming superhero movie.
The trailer was everything fans could have hoped for, with action scenes, swearing, a bit of sex and of course lots and lots of humour. There was also a very welcome reference to the character’s first big screen outing in X-Men Origins: Wolverine when the voiceover said, "From the studio that inexplicably sewed his f--king mouth shut the first time…”
Ryan Reynolds shares first official photograph in which he appears in costume as Deadpool for the upcoming movie of the same name.
Ryan Reynolds has shared the first official photograph of Deadpool, the upcoming film in which he stars as conflicted anti-hero Wade Wilson A.K.A. Deadpool. Deadpool is notorious for his warped sense of humour and the official photograph is certainly unusual. Reynolds shared the photograph with fans on Twitter on Friday (27th March).
Ryan Reynolds has shared the first official photograph of Deadpool.
Morena Baccarin, the actress best known for her roles in 'Homeland' and 'Stargate', has been cast in 'Deadpool'.
Morena Baccarin will star opposite Ryan Reynolds in the upcoming superhero movie Deadpool. Baccarin is best known for playing Jessica Brody in Homeland and for her recurring roles in Stargate and Gotham. The 35-year-old Brazilian actress has been cast as Deadpool's love interest. Baccarin's part is particularly interesting as Deadpool A.K.A. Wade Wilson is notoriously disfigured and the script will reportedly consider how her character deals with falling in love with someone with an extensively scarred face.
Morena Baccarin has been cast in Deadpool.
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