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Josh Brolin Confirmed To Play Cable In 'Deadpool 2'


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Deadpool is without a doubt one of the most popular superheroes of the modern day. Lighting up the big screen in 2016 with his first solo movie - where Ryan Reynolds took up the role of the mischievous anti-hero - he's garnered more fans than ever before, and will return to movie theatres next year in a second solo outing.

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Written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, Deadpool's second solo film will introduce the future mutant soldier son of X-Men leader Cyclops, otherwise known as Cable. For months there's been speculation as to who would step into that role, but now it's been confirmed that Josh Brolin has snagged the role.

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Corvus Glaive Confirmed As Second Villain In 'Avengers: Infinity War'


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Rumours have been floating around for some time as to what exactly will go on in upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, 'Avengers: Infinity War'. Though we know the titular crime-fighting team will be taking on Thanos (Josh Brolin) with the help of the Guardians of the Galaxy, what we don't know is whether or not he would be the only villain causing chaos in the movie. That is, until now.

Ultron served as the primary villain in 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'Ultron served as the primary villain in 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

Whilst Thanos is trying to bring together the Infinity Stones for a gauntlet that would give him the ultimate power over reality, space and time, we now know that he'll be helped by none other than second-in-command, the dangerous warrior Corvus Glaive.

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Hail, Caesar! Review

Excellent

An intelligent ode to a time when Hollywood made wildly inventive movies without pressure from focus groups, there's a serious edge to what superficially looks like a madcap comical romp. But this isn't one of Joel and Ethan Coen's nutty comedies. It's a pointed exploration of the collision between art and commerce, assembled as a sprawlingly entertaining ensemble movie packed with lively, often hilarious characters.

It's set over 24 hours at Capitol Pictures in 1951 as studio minder Eddie (Josh Brolin) tries to keep several movies in production despite a series of hitches, while twin gossip columnists (two Tilda Swintons) try to get a scoop. Top movie star Baird (George Clooney) has been kidnapped by communist writers from the set of his Roman epic. Water-ballet diva DeeAnna (Scarlett Johansson) is pregnant and unapologetically unmarried. And rising-star Hobie (Alden Ehrenreich) is struggling to make the transition from Western action hero to chamber room drama, clashing with his demanding new director Laurence (Ralph Fiennes). Meanwhile, song-and-dance man Burt (Channing Tatum) is up to something on the set of his sailor musical. With all of this, Eddie begins to think that maybe he should take the offer of a job outside the film industry.

As the movie darts between these various productions, the Coens gleefully reinvent this series of genres that have essentially died out. Yes, the film is a pointed depiction of how Hollywood used to make a wide array of movies for much broader audiences. Each sequence is written and directed with witty details that perfectly catch the way the chaos of a film set can be transformed into a glamorous motion picture in time for the starry red-carpet premiere. And the entire cast rises to the challenge. Clooney is terrific as the dim-witted star who hasn't a clue what's happening around him. Ehrenreich shows real charm as a smart kid struggling in an insane situation. Brolin holds things together in a surprisingly sympathetic role, while Swinton, Johansson and Fiennes add plenty of spark, and the film is stolen by Frances McDormand as a spiky film editor.

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Hail, Caesar! Trailer


Ever since his wonderful appearance in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, we've been waiting for Ralph Fiennes to take up a similar role that shows a completely different side to the actor, now it looks like the Coen Brothers have given the actor such a role. Laurence Lorenz is an eccentric film director who finds himself caught up in a fiasco when Hollywood superstar Baird Whitlock is kidnapped.

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Josh Brolin - Josh Brolin arrives at Los Angeles International Airport with fiance Kathryn Boyd - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 15th October 2015

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Josh Brolin , Kathryn Boyd - Josh Brolin and his fiancee Kathryn Boyd grab an iced coffee drink whilst out in Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 22nd August 2015

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Josh Brolin - Josh Brolin has lunch in Beverly Hills - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 29th July 2015

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Josh Brolin and Kathryn Boyd - A variety of stars were photographed at the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival as they attended the premiere of 'Sicario' in Cannes, France - Tuesday 19th May 2015

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Josh Brolin - 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival - 'Sicario' - Photocall at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Tuesday 19th May 2015

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Josh Brolin - Josh Brolin leaving his hotel in New York City at Tribeca - NY, New York, United States - Monday 27th April 2015

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Josh Brolin - AOL's 'BUILD' speaker series featuring Josh Brolin at AOL Office - New York, New York, United States - Friday 19th December 2014

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Josh Brolin - Inherent Vice LA Premiere at TCL Chinese Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 10th December 2014

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Kathryn Boyd and Josh Brolin - Los Angeles premiere of 'Inherent Vice' - Arrivals at TCL Chinese Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 10th December 2014

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Josh Brolin - AFI FEST 2014 Premiere Of Inherent Vice - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 9th November 2014

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Josh Brolin - Photographs from the 2014 American Film Institute's Festival and screening of 'Inherent Vice' which was held at The Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 8th November 2014

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Video - Josh Brolin And Benicio Del Toro Greet Each Other At The New York Film Festival Premiere Of 'Inherent Vice' - Part 1


Stars of forthcoming crime comedy 'Inherent Vice' Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin were among the guest arrivals at the movie's premiere held during the 52nd New York Film Festival. The movie follows a detective forced to take on a case more personal in nature than he's used to.

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Kathryn Boyd and Josh Brolin - Many stars attended and were photographed at the 52nd New York Film Festival in New York, United States - Saturday 4th October 2014

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Kathryn Boyd and Josh Brolin - Many stars attended and were photographed at the 52nd New York Film Festival in New York, United States - Sunday 5th October 2014

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A Week In Movies: Stars Turn Out In New York, Cruise Shoots In London And Trailers For Interstellar, Inherent Vice, Taken 3 And Blackhat


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A week before it arrived in cinemas, the anxiously awaited thriller Gone Girl had its world premiere at the New York Film Festival, where Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry and more turned up to walk the red carpet.

Video - Neil Patrick Harris Photographed On The Red Carpet During 'Gone Girl' Premiere - Part 1

Continue reading: A Week In Movies: Stars Turn Out In New York, Cruise Shoots In London And Trailers For Interstellar, Inherent Vice, Taken 3 And Blackhat

Joaquin Phoenix Plays A Crooked Cop In The Trailer For Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice"


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Joaquin Phoenix and Paul Thomas Anderson are back with another team effort. The trailer for Inherent Vice dropped on Monday and, going on that alone, we’ll call this a must-see. It’s an adaptation of Thomas Pichon’s novel of the same name and follows stoner P.I. Larry “Doc” Sportello (Phoenix) as he investigates the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend’s (Katherine Waterston) wealthy boyfriend. Besides Phoenix himself, the film stars Josh Brolin as the stuffy LAPD detective Christian “Bigfoot” Bjornson, while Reese Witherspoon plays deputy DA Penny Kimball. Owen Wilson, Jena Malone, Joanna Newsom, and Benicio Del Toro round out an all-star cast.

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Josh Brolin - Stars turned out on mass for the Premiere of 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For' directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 20th August 2014

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"Sin City" Stars Talk A Big Game Of Female Empowerment, But Will The Movie Deliver?


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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For isn’t out until this coming Thursday, August 21, but promotion has been going on for months. Maybe you’ve noticed that this time around, it’s mostly (if not all) focused on the ladies – from Jessica Alba’s no-longer damsel-in-distress Nancy, to Rosario Dawson’s dominatrix with a deadly attitude Gail, to the Dame herself – Eva Green as Ava Lord. These are no-nonsense, cliché-free female characters. Well, technically they’re all cliché, but that’s the point – it’s all very post-modern and ironic and noir-inspired, etc.

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Yes, ok, the women are still strutting around in their underwear. But this time they are empowered, apparently.

 

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Jessica Alba, Frank Miller, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson and Robert Rodriguez - Jessica Alba, Frank Miller, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson und Robert Rodriguez at a Sin City meet and greet and photocall at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con - San Diego, California, United States - Sunday 27th July 2014

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Marvel's "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" Trailer Debuted At SDCC And Looked Awesome, Probably.


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Marvel kicked off promotion for Avengers: Age of Ultron early at SDCC and, as with everything else related to the franchise, they made a massive production of it. The usual suspects were there – all of the primary cast, except for Scarlett Johansson, who is close to giving birth. Director/nerd king Joss Whedon also skipped the convention, since he couldn’t fly out from London after his knee surgery.

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The stars of The Avengers are basically Comic-Con royalty at this point.

The panel included a short Q&A, Robert Downey Jr. throwing roses to the audience and Josh Brolin walking in as Thanos, as well as heaps of Guardians news, but the main event had to have been the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer – the first of several, if the studio follows its usual model.

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The Goonies 2: Can The Original Cast Reunite For Another Adventure?


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Its been a long, nearly thirty year wait for fans of 1985’s The Goonies, but now it seems a sequel is in the works with director Richard Donner, and what’s more, he wants to reunited the original cast. Donner made the announcement in a rather unspectacular fashion whilst he was filmed by gossip site TMZ signing autographs. Donner was asked if he ever planned to do another comic book movie and he replied, "if you call Goonies a comic book. We’re doing a sequel.” Then, when asked if any of the stars from the 1985 movie were going to return he said "hopefully all of them".

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Goonies director Richard Donner confirmed a sequel to TMZ

Rumors of a Goonies sequel have been floating around for the best part of a decade. Back in 2004 the rumors started but it then seemed Warner Brothers studio just wasn’t interested in giving The Goonies another outing. Next the rumors resurfaced in 2009, but this time things seemed a lot more likely, with talk of Richard Donner being on board. Once again though nothing happened and Goonies fans became used to constant talk of sequels and remakes, with original cast members divided on whether or not the gang would ever hit the big screen again. Sean Astin always seemed positive, but Corey Feldman was less than certain, at one point saying, "NO! There is no Goonies 2! I'm sorry but it's just not gonna happen,” though he did also add, “...course now that I've said that, they'll do it." Director Richard Donner seemed to be the most in favor of a sequel saying it was a “definite thing” back in 2010.

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'The Goonies' Director, Richard Donner, Unofficially Confirms A Sequel Is In The Works


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Director Richard Donner announced to an unsuspecting photographer that he is making a sequel to the hit 1985 children's adventure film, The Goonies.

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Richard Donner with his wife Lauren Shuler Donner at an AFI event honouring Mel Brooks in 2013.

Donner was signing autographs in Beverly Hills when a photographer bombarded him with a series of questions regarding comic book and superhero films, but Donner took the opportunity to express his interest in making The Goonies 2. Although there have been rumours circulating about the possibility of a sequel to the children's classic, this is the first time it appears to have been unofficially confirmed by the director.

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Hunger Games Rules, But 'Oldboy' Remake Could Be Biggest Flop Of 2013


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The big news from the weekend's box-office was The Hunger Games: Catching Fire reasserting its superiority with an impressive second week total of $74.5 million. That's a huge increase in the $58 million that the original film made in its second week. The Jennifer Lawrence-starring sequel as now taken an incredible $573 million worldwide and looks on-course to become the biggest grossing movie of the year

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Though Catching Fire was the big winner at the box-office, it was Spike Lee's completely unnecessary remake of Chan-wood Park's 2003 classic Oldboy that made the headlines. The film - which cost $30 million to make - bombed with just $850,000 in takings from 583 theaters. The film has considerable draws in the form of Samuel L. Jackson and Josh Brolin, though the publicity tour was almost non-existent and reviews were terrible.

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Heading To The Movies This Thanksgiving? 'Frozen' And 'The Hunger Games 2' Leading The Way In Our List Of 5 Must-See Films


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Still undecided as to which movie you want to see this Thanksgiving weekend? Well worry not because we've put together a list of five of the top movies released this weekend for all ages and tastes.

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'Frozen' Is An Enchanting Tale About A Kingdom In Permanent Winter.

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Tonight In Cinemas: Oldboy, Philomena, Frozen, Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Pick A Winner?


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Thanksgiving weekend represents a real mix of genres should you venture out to the pictures. From animated Disney musical action in Frozen, to hyper-violent revenge seeking in Oldboy, there’s truly something for everyone. But what are you going to pick? Well we can start by ruling something out: Oldboy.

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Spike Lee seems to have missed a trick with this remake of the South Korean cult classic, which sees a man trapped for several years without explanation, only for his revenge trip to be colored by further torment. Josh Brolin stars, alongside Samuel L. Jackson, but despite an admittedly impressive cast, the film falls short on many levels.

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'Oldboy' Claws Back Respectability, But Critics Remain Unconvinced


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Spike Lee's Oldboy - a visceral thriller based on Park Chan-wook's classic 2004 movie - will have to do solid box-office business to justify itself after a wave of middling reviews from critics.

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Lee's remake follows the story of Joe Doucette - played here by Josh Brolin - a man who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement for no apparent reason. When he is suddenly released without explanation, he begins an obsessive mission to find out who imprisoned him. The remake co-stars Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley, though despite the impressive cast, Oldboy appears to fall short of even the most basic of expectations.

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'Oldboy' Remake: Did Spike Lee Just Mess Up A Brilliant Movie?


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Spike Lee was always treading on glass with cheap shoes when he decided to take on the Oldboy project. The original, 2003 film was a cult classic; adored by international audiences and famed for its unerring approach to violence and a twisted plot.

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It would be fair to say that Lee had a pretty solid canvas on which to build, but would appear – according to the critics at least – that he missed the opportunity to provide a good western remake of a brilliant foreign movie.

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Josh Brolin Is The Latest Celebrity To Check Into Rehab, This Time Its For Alcohol Abuse


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American actor Josh Brolin has checked into rehab for alcohol abuse.

Us Weekly reports, the 45 year-old has entered a facility in Northern California following a string of alcohol related incidents that have occurred recently.

"He realized he needed help and is committed to his sobriety," an insider tells Us.

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Rehab Is A Thing That Happens Sometimes. This Time, It Was Josh Brolin


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Josh Brolin has reportedly made the difficult move and checked into rehab. According to Us Weekly, the 45-year-old has checked into a rehab facility in Northern California. This admirable move by Brolin may have been prompted by his decidedly less admirable than the drunken bar fight that he was reportedly involved in on Saturday, November 2. It's a well-established path for celebrities, but let's hope that this is Brolin's first and only time needing the facility.

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After a turbulent month, Brolin might be taking control.

According to TMZ, the No Country For Old Men actor got into a fist fight at the popular O’Brien’s Pub in Santa Monica, California. The fight took place, as per tradition, in the wee hours of the morning outside the entrance of the pub. Video of the incident, shared by TMZ, shows Brolin and the unknown male eventually ending the fight and hugging it out, but that was not the last incident of the actor’s eventful past few weeks.

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A Week In News: Monty Python Reunion, Hunger Games Catching Fire, Harry Styles And Kendall Jenner


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Dead Parrot's alive! Like David Bowie's comeback in January, we were stunned this week when the surviving members of Monty Python announced they would be reuniting for a special-one off stage show at London's O2 Arena. Find out why John Cleese will not be doing the funny walk.

Jennifer's on fire! Ok so we always knew The Hunger Games: Catching Fire would probably outdo the original at the box-office, though what we didn't expect was that the teen franchise flick would be critically acclaimed. Of course, it could have all been very different - check out the alternative Hunger Games cast here.

Continue reading: A Week In News: Monty Python Reunion, Hunger Games Catching Fire, Harry Styles And Kendall Jenner

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Josh Brolin Spent His Weekend Screaming At Cab Drivers & Assaulting Bouncers


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Josh Brolin was involved in a drunken bar fight on Friday (1st November). The Gangster Squad actor was spotted by patrons of O'Brien's Irish Pub in Santa Monica. He was captured on film and is clearly drunk, almost unable to stand independently.

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Josh Brolin at the premiere of Labour Day in London.

Brolin appears to have been irritated at the bouncers for closing up the bar, at the unreasonable time of 2am. One bouncer attempted to point the American Gangster actor away from the bars but refused to be moved. A fight ensues with Brolin flailing his arms around and bouncing on the balls of his feet to the amusement of onlookers.

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Josh Brolin In Drunken Brawl With Bouncer In Beach Bar


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Actor Josh Brolin may be used to playing tougher characters in his movies but it seems that he blurred the lines between fiction and reality when he got into a bar fight last Saturday night with a member of the venue's security team in Santa Monica, L.A.

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Josh Could Still Be Hungover After A Heavy Night's Drinking That Ended Violently.

The very drunken 45 year-old had been drinking heavily at the O'Briens Irish Pub in the Californian beach town when he reacted violently to being asked to leave by a bouncer at approximately 2am, TMZ reports. TMZ's footage show Brolin taking swipes at the bouncer with few punches actually landing on the man.

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'Labor Day' Is A Tearjerker, Though Maybe Not An Awards Winner [Trailer]


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Much of the talk ahead of the Telluride Film Festival earlier this year focused on Jason Reitman's drama Labor Day, starring Oscar winner Kate Winslet as a struggling mother and her son who accidently brings an escaped prisoner into their lives.

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In his review of the movie, Gregory Ellwood of HitFix.com wrote, "Reitman is assisted by another strong performance by Winslet who once again proves she might be the second best living actress on the planet after Meryl Streep (and she is likely the film's strongest awards player)."

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When Adele Wheeler lost her husband, her life started slowly deteriorating. Suffering from depression and having developed a slight tremor, she is rarely able to leave the house except for emergencies. When she finally has to face the streets to go last minute shopping with her 13-year-old Henry, they meet a scary-looking injured man named Frank who requests a lift to their house. Too frightened to argue, they accept and later discover that he is an escaped prisoner wanted for murder. However, the mother and son can't help feeling less and less frightened as the hours pass by when he shows them remarkable kindness, despite insisting on tying them up for his and their own safety. It's not long before Adele falls in love again and she, Frank and Henry embark on a dangerous adventure together to finally escape a world that has become so cruel to them - but will the threesome get away before the cops get suspicious?

This romantic drama is set in 1982 and is based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard and has been written and directed by Jason Reitman ('Thank You for Smoking', 'Juno', 'Up in the Air'). 'Labor Day' made its premiere at the 2013 Telluride Film Festival and is set to be released in the UK on February 7th 2014.

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A Week In Movies: Stars Come Out In London, We Get A Glimpse Of The New Jack Ryan, And Keanu Brings Us A Japanese Fantasy


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A very pregnant Kate Winslet joined Josh Brolin on the red carpet to present Labor Day

The stars continue to be out in London in the second week of the 57th London Film Festival. Judi Dench and Steve Coogan were on-hand with their new film Philomena, Joseph Gordon-Levitt got the crowd screaming outside the cinema before the screening of his writing-directing debut Don John, and. Click here for Philomena trailer and pics, or here for pics and the trailer for Don Jon and you can browse through our photo gallery of this week's Labor Day premiere in London.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus was also at the festival with filmmaker Nicole Holofcener for the UK premiere of their intelligent, offbeat romantic-comedy Enough Said, which features one of the final performances from the late James Gandolfini. It opens in British cinemas this weekend. You can read our Enough Said review here.

Continue reading: A Week In Movies: Stars Come Out In London, We Get A Glimpse Of The New Jack Ryan, And Keanu Brings Us A Japanese Fantasy

Josh Brolin Takes On Another Dark And Tortured Character In 'Oldboy' [Video + Pictures]


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Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson and director Spike Lee team up for the upcoming psychological thriller Oldboy, which stars Brolin as an advertising executive, who gets kidnapped, imprisoned and has his life taken away from him. The film is a heavy exploration into human terror and coping, based on a 2003 Korean movie of the same name. When Joe Doucett finds himself in solitary confinement with little more than a bed at his disposal, this turns out to be only the beginning of his troubles. Joe is accused of the brutal murder of his ex-wife, with whom he has a daughter.

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Brolin stars opposite Jackson in this intense thriller.

Now, twenty years later, he finds himself free, with a wad of cash and no idea who granted him his freedom or why. Once free, Joe has little to do outside of working out, searching for his daughter and trying to unravel the mystery of his captor or his subsequent release. But things are just about to get a whole lot more complicated and dangerous.

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The latest clip from 'Oldboy' featuring a very unstable and mentally damaged Joe Doucett on his release from his 20 years imprisonment is now available to watch online. When Joe finds himself trapped in a cell with no window and barely more than a bed, a TV and a bible, it's only the beginning of a nightmare that would potentially be endless. He discovers that he is wanted as the prime suspect in the brutal murder of his ex-wife who leaves behind a daughter. All he can do is work out, grieve over her death and ponder the whereabouts of his beloved little girl. Eventually, 2 decades later, he is released with a wad of cash in his jacket though it seems he is not free from the taunts of his captor who forces him to wonder just why he was released.

'Oldboy' is a twisted thriller based on the original 2003 South Korean movie of the same name which was written by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi. This adaptation has been directed by the Oscar nominated Spike Lee ('Malcom X', 'Do The Right Thing') and written by Mark Protosevich ('I Am Legend', 'The Cell'). It is due to be released on November 27th 2013.

 

Josh Brolin - BFI London Film Festival: 'Labor Day' premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Monday 14th October 2013

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Josh Brolin - BFI London Film Festival: 'Labor Day' premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 1st January 2000

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Jason Reitman, Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin - BFI London Film Festival 2013 - Labour Day- photocall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 13th October 2013

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Jason Reitman, Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin
Jason Reitman, Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin - BFI London Film Festival: 'Labour Day' photocall held at the May Fair Hotel. - London, United Kingdom - Monday 14th October 2013

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Josh Brolin and Guest - Los Angeles premiere of 'Machete Kills' held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 2nd October 2013

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Oldboy - Featurette


'Oldboy' is an intense mystery thriller about a man who is locked up for 20 years before being suddenly released with a pocket full of cash and no explanation. Main star Josh Brolin, his co-star Michael Imperioli, director Spike Lee and screenwriter Mark Protosevich among others talk about the flick in a short featurette.

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Kate Winslet Takes On A Dangerous Fugitive In 'Labor Day'


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Set in 1987, Labor Day follows a mother’s unwilling entry into the criminal world by harbouring a fugitive that comes to her, bleeding, asking for help. Another film propelled into the news by its screening at the Toronto Film Festival, director Jason Reitman won’t be enamoured by the critical response so far.

Kate Winslet and Josh BrolinKate Winslet and Josh Brolin in Labor Day

The Telegraph ponder the question: “Jason Reitman's latest film Labor Day has craft, care and sensitivity. So why does it feel so counterfeit,” before going on to answer it. “Here, adapting a 2009 novel by Joyce Maynard, he lapses instead into a sun-kissed emotional monotone, and more or less sets up camp,” they say.

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Labor Day - Clip


Adele Wheeler is the single mother of 13-year-old Henry and suffers from depression, rarely leaving her house except for reasons she can't avoid. One of those reasons arises when she has to take Henry last minute school shopping over the Labor Day weekend at the end of the summer. Whilst out, they bump into Frank; a not so cuddly looking man who is bleeding profusely and asks for their help. Adele and Henry are hesitant to come to his aid, but eventually drive him to their home where the situation takes a strange turn when they become his hostages. It turns out that Frank is a convicted killer who has escaped jail and is desperate to get on the move in spite of his injuries. Initially terrified, Adele and Henry soon realise that they are not in any danger and help him win freedom once again.

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Kate Winslet (Understandably) Ducked Out Of "Labor Day" TIFF Premiere


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Kate Winslet honored the unwritten Hollywood tradition of stars not staying to watch the premieres of their own films and skipped out on the Toronto Film Festival showing of Labor Day. However, while many actors are simply not interested in seeing themselves on screen, Winslet not attending was intentional and related to the actress’s own pregnancy, as she revealed during a rather awkward exchange at the post-screening Q&A.

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Jason Reitman's Labor Day premiered at TIFF this weekend, but not without some controversy.

The film, directed by Jason Reitman, stars Winslet as the troubled and reclusive Adele. Her character in the film is pregnant and, without giving too much away, the intense drama features some childbirth-related moments, which quickly became the subject of discussion after the screening. While most were hesitant to bring up the topic around the visibly pregnant Winslet, one apparently foreign journalist broached the question rather indelicately. According to Entertainment Weekly, the interviewer asked: “In the screen, the pregnancies go so bad. Had you ever thought about you such a hard story in real life.”

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'Superman: Man Of Steel' Sequel: Who Will Play Batman?


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The question on every DC fans lips since director Zack Snyder announced plans for the next Superman film, which will feature Batman, is who will play the caped crusader? Christian Bale, who starred in the Dark Knight trilogy, is definitely out of the running as he has no interest in reprising the role.

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Ryan Gosling at a special screening of Only God Forgives at the BAM Harvey Theatre, New York.

Here's what we know about the film so far: Snyder announced at last month's San Diego Comic-Con that a sequel is in the works and will star Henry Cavill as Superman. The script is currently being written by David Goyer, who wrote Man of Steel. The film is due to be released in cinemas in 2015, with filming scheduled to begin next year. Owing to the film's tight schedule, reports are suggesting Snyder's casting decisions will be revealed in the next few weeks. 

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Early Predictions Peg Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin As Possible Options Warner Bros.' Next Batman


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Advance planning for “Man of Steel 2” is well underway and that can only mean one thing – Warner Bross and DC are looking for their next Batman. Sure, they could have teamed up Kale-El with, say, Wonder Woman for their next step towards the franchise to end all franchises – Justice League. As it stands, though, the list of contenders is largely male, white and around the age of 40.

Henry Cavill, Man of Steel Australian Premiere
Predictions abound as to Henry Cavill's co-star in Man of Steel 2.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, quite a few actors have been considered for the part – from Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles and The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln (could you imagine Rick Grimes as Superman?) to trending names such as Ryan Gosling and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. More outlandish rumors have even pegged Simon Pegg (ha!) and Daniel Dae Kim as being in the running. As of yet, however, no one is actually in the running.

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Ryan Gosling Or Josh Brolin - Who Should Be The Next Batman?


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So it would appear as though Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin have ascended to the top of the list for the next Batman. The moody pair are apparently both deemed grumpy and good looking enough to play the mega-rich benefactor-cum-superhero when he next appears, probably in Man of Steel 2 when they’ll be fighting Henry Cavill’s Superman.

But who should it be?

Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling ready for a fight in Only God Forgives

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A Week In Movies: The World's End Premieres, Mendes Returns To Bond, Oldboy Teases


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The Worlds End

This week's big world premiere was in London for The World's End, where Simon Pegg and Nick Frost walked a blue carpet alongside costars Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine and Rosamund Pike. The apocalyptic pub crawl comedy opens next week in Britain. The cast and crew talk to the press about it. As well as Simon Pegg And Nick Frost Discussing The Talents Of Edgar Wright.

Meanwhile in New York, stars turned out for a gala screening of the Sundance winner Fruitvale Station. Lead actor Michael B Jordan was joined on the red carpet by Cuba Gooding Jr, DJ Moss and his wife DJ Kiss, and Tony-winning actress Patina Miller. The true drama costars Octavia Spencer and opens in America this weekend. Watch the Cuba Goodling Jr video or the Brian d'Arcy James and DJ Mos video here.

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'Oldboy' Remake: Everything You Need To Know [Trailer + Pictures]


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Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake is finally gathering the momentum it deserves with a brand new trailer following the harrowing poster we were treated to not so long ago. Following what felt like years of stuttering, possible Will Smith and Steven Spielberg partnerships and even the dreaded kibosh, the American reboot of this Korean cult classic has a trailer.

Josh Brolin OldboyJoe Doucett (Brolin) after years of solitary confinement

For those who haven’t seen Park Chan-wook’s original revenge film, the story follows Oh Dae-Su – a man kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, who finds that his release plunges him further into the sick and twisted plan of his nemesis.

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Oldboy Trailer


When Joe Doucett suddenly wakes up one morning to find himself imprisoned in a cell with little more than a bed, a TV and a bible, his first thought is some sort of terrible nightmare. But things get worse when a news broadcast states that he is the prime suspect in the murder of his ex-wife and mother of his child Donna Hawthorne, and his daughter has been subsequently adopted. He spends his hours dwelling on Donna's death, working out, boxing, self-harming and talking to stray mice until one day, 20 years later, he finds himself climbing out of a trunk in a field very well-groomed and dressed smartly with a wad of cash in his jacket. He embarks on a mission to kill the man who took his liberty while falling in love with the beautiful Marie, who tries to help him re-build his life. However, he soon releases that he is less free than he thought as his captor continues to taunt him with questions of why he imprisoned him and why he let him go.

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Hammer-Wielding Josh Brolin Wants Revenge In Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' [Trailer]


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The first red-band trailer for Spike Lee's remake of Park Chan-wook's classic and disturbing movie Oldboy has rolled out online, featuring all the hammer-centric bloody revenge of the original. Josh Brolin plays a man abducted and held in captivity for 20 years before being mysteriously set free by his captor.

OldboyThe Poster for the American remake of Oldboy, starring Josh Brolin

Though many fans of the original remain wary of Lee's remake, the movie - written by I Am Legend scribe Mark Protosevich - is one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Park's cult film - which makes up part of the director's Vengeance Trilogy - features one particularly unsettling scene, though it's unclear whether Spike Lee has retained it. Bloggers who saw an early screening in April said the remake maintains the shocking key plot twist, according to The Guardian.

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Oldboy American Remake Starring Josh Brolin – First Poster Revealed


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Spike Lee’s version of the South Korean classic Oldboy, which was released in 2003, finally has a poster. This American remake – starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley – finally has a poster to whet the appetite of revenge-loving film goers.

Old Boy poster

The plot of Oldboy, which anyone who wants to see the film will already know, centres around Oh Dae-su, who is kidnapped and imprisoned on his daughters birthday. After years of confinement, he sets about finding his revenge, only to find out he’s still embroiled in a web of intrigue and lies.

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Josh Brolin And Diane Lane Divorce Imminent, But Movie Careers Look Bright


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Josh Brolin and Diane Lane's divorce looks imminent after the pair split following eight years of marriage. The revered actors called it quits, with representatives telling Us Weekly, "Diane Lane and Josh Brolin have decided to end their marriage." The high profile couple married in 2004 though took a break shortly afterwards when Brolin was arrested for spousal battery, according to TMZ.com.

"It was a mutual decision. It is very amicable. It's not ugly, it's just over," a source told the Los Angeles Times of the breakdown of the marriage. The previously inseparable Brolin and Lane have kept up appearances on the red-carpet in recent years, constantly photographed together at premieres in Los Angeles and New York. It will be the second divorce for both, with Brolin, 45, previously married to the actress Alice Adair and Lane, 48, divorcing actor Christopher Lambert in 1994. 

News of the split comes as both stars continue to enjoy high profile roles in Hollywood. Oscar nominated Lane will next appear in the Superman movie Man of Steel, with Henry Cavill, before starring in crime-drama Every Single Thing with Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Banks. Brolin, also an Oscar nominee, will next appear in Jason Reitman's Labor Day, starring multi-Academy Award winner Kate Winslet and Tobey Maguire. He's also signed on for Spike Lee's Oldboy and Sean Penn's Crazy For The Storm.

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Josh Brolin And Diane Lane To End Eight-Year Marriage


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Sin City star Josh Brolin is divorcing his wife of eight years, Diane Lane, Sky News report. It is said a representative for the couple confirmed the split.

Sad news, or certainly news anyway; another celebrity marriage is facing the bitter end as Brolin and Lane call it quits. In other news, Brolin and Lane, ironically, sounds like a law firm that caters for the stars. Anyway, here’s a brief background on their eight-year stay in married-land: they tied the knot back in 2004 (any maths wizards might have already worked that out) after each having one previous marriage. They don’t have any kids together, so there’s one awkward court case out of the way, but they both have children from previous relationships. Brolin has an 18-year-old daughter and a 24-year-old son from his marriage to Alice Adair, which ended in 1994. And Lane has a 19-year-old daughter from her marriage with Christopher Lambert, which also ended in 1994. We can just see how the conversation went on their first date. Four years after dramatically calling off his engagement to Minnie Driver, Brolin put a ring on Lane’s finger, and on Independence Day too!

Josh Brolin Looks For Radioman While Signing Autographs Outside The Late Show (Video)


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There was only one thing going through Gangster Squad star Josh Brolin's mind when he was signing autographs for fans Outside The Late Show Studios: "where's radio man?"

As you can see, he located the infamous Radioman - a former homeless man who gained notoriety after making over 100 cameo appearances - and got his picture snapped by the press. 

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Gangster Squad Review


Very Good

This may be based on a true story, but the filmmakers never bother exploring the complexities of historical events, instead opting for a comic book-style approach that's entertaining but somewhat unsatisfying. Still, this style-over-substance approach at least produces a rollicking police thriller that's often a lot of fun to watch, packed with gifted actors who gleefully chomp through the scenery.

The setting is 1949 Los Angeles, where the notorious gangster Mickey Cohen (Penn) is launching a Chicago-style mob takeover of the city. The police chief (Nolte) is determined to stop him, but feels surrounded by corruption, so he hires straight-arrow detective John (Brolin) to head up a secret squad that will operate off the books to stop Cohen, whatever it takes. John's pregnant wife (Enos) isn't thrilled by this, but she helps him select his team: techie Conway (Ribisi), gunslinger Max (Patrick), hot-shot Coleman (Mackie) and quick-learning rookie Navidad (Pena). And then there's pretty-boy detective Jerry (Gosling), who courts danger by launching a fling with Mickey's moll Grace (Stone). Understandably, their task doesn't go smoothly.

Billed as the untold story of what really happened, the film ignores quite a few key facts while indulging in implausible plotting and overly colourful characterisations. In other words, it's impossible to believe anything we're watching, which eliminates all of the relevance and resonance that could have filled this story of police corruption, out-of-control capitalism and especially the use of illegal methods to do the right thing. Instead, the film is all shiny surfaces, with flashy production design, too-immaculate costumes and haircuts, and a plot that reduces a complex situation into a simplistic action movie narrative.

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Video - One Direction Take Aim And Fire At Photographers At 'Men In Black III' Premiere - Arrivals Part 3


Tommy Lee Jones arrives on the red carpet at the 'Men in Black III' premiere held at New York's Ziegfeld Theater alongside film co-star Josh Brolin and Josh's wife and 'Unfaithful' actress Diane Lane. Pussycat Dolls lead singer and former 'X Factor' judge Nicole Scherzinger makes an appearance, daring to go braless in a crimson gown with a loose front.

Cheeky Brit award winning boyband One Direction also made an appearance toting plastic Nerf guns and subsequently firing at the disgruntled photographers - one of which branded them 'f***ing idiots' as they were shot in the shoulder by one of the flying green plastic discs that serve as ammo for the popular toy

Men In Black 3 Review


Good
A decade after Men in Black II, the cast and crew attempt to rekindle that blend of dry humour and outrageous silliness. But instead of ramping up the hilarity, as in part 2, this movie is weighed down with a messy plot and jokes that are amusing if not actually funny.

One day Agent J (Smith) wakes up to find that his partner Agent K (Jones) has been dead for more than 40 years. It turns out that evil alien Boris (Clement) has travelled back to 1969 to stop K from capturing him so he can conquer Earth. So J has little choice but to follow him. First, he must convince new boss O (Thompson) to let him go, and then he has to explain everything to the younger K (Brolin) and work with another alien (Stuhlbarg) who can see multiple futures.

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Men In Black III Trailer


Agents K and J work for the Men In Black, an organisation specialising in hunting down aliens. Agent J used to be known as James Darrell Edwards III and was recruited by Agent K, after the latter observed the former hunting down an alien in disguise while working for the NYPD.

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You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger Trailer


After years of marriage, Alfie and Helena are getting divorced, this is mainly due to Alfie's midlife crisis and lust for a much younger woman called Charmaine. Whilst Helena seeks guidance from a fortune teller her daughter is also facing troubles of her own. Sally works in an art gallery work whilst her husband stays at home hoping to write a novel that repeats the success of his first.

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Milk Review


Good
Thirty years before Sen. Barack Obama broke through a significant political color barrier, Harvey Milk tore down a similar wall that was obstructing America's gay community from holding political office.

Milk finds experimental auteur Gus Van Sant taking cautious steps back toward the mainstream to celebrate Harvey's accomplishments. Van Sant's tender human-interest story, which showcases Sean Penn's considerable talents, is a closer relative to earlier efforts such as Finding Forrester or Good Will Hunting than to recent, abstruse features like Elephant, the spare Gerry, or the haunting Last Days.

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American Gangster Review


OK
There's something dead in Denzel Washington's eyes nearly all of the way through Ridley Scott's American Gangster, which takes what should have been a mesmerizing slice of urban historical grit and grinds it into roughly two hours of standard issue cinema. Washington is playing Frank Lucas, a real-life crime boss who for a period lasting from the late 1960s into the following decade, ran Manhattan "from 110th to 155th, river to river." A real slick character who doesn't need to strut his worth on the street, Lucas hates flash like a junkie hates rehab: It reminds him of all he truly is but doesn't want to be. Facing off against him is New Jersey narc Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe), a womanizing tough guy with a short fuse but a heart of gold (aren't they all), who's so clean that when he and his partner come across $1 million in untraceable cash he had the bad manners to turn it all in without taking a single bill for himself. In a big-city police department in the 1970s, boy scout behavior like that will just plain get you killed -- the guy who's not on the take is the guy who could very well sell you down the river when the grand jury comes sniffing around for who is on the take.

Ridley Scott has a good thing going here, tossing these two Hollywood bigshots into the ring and letting them play cops and robbers while he slathers on the period detail with a trowel. There's some serious Superfly outfits (including a godawful $50,000 chinchilla coat that plays a surprisingly key part in a plot twist), a generous helping of soul music, enough fantastic character actors to choke a horse (Idris Elba, Jon Polito, Kevin Corrigan, an incredibly sleazy Josh Brolin, and so on), the specter of Vietnam playing on every television in sight, and the odd enjoyment one gets from watching cops in the pre-militarized, pre-SWAT days take down an apartment with just revolvers, the occasional shotgun, and a sledgehammer to whack down the door. Scott's smart enough to let the story cohere organically and without rush, keeping his main contenders apart for as long as could possibly be borne, making them fully developed characters in their own right and not just developed in opposition to the other. But there's something in this broad and expansive tale that can't quite come together, and it seems to start in Denzel's eyes.

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Grindhouse Review


Excellent
Longtime buddies Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez have worked together before (Four Rooms, Sin City), but this takes it to the next level. Grindhouse is their shared B-movie fantasy: a three-hour, bare-knuckled double feature epic, an unapologetic celebration of '70s-era hardcore schlock that's authentic, witty beyond expectation, and unerringly crowd-pleasing.

In a recent TV interview, Tarantino said he and Rodriguez had always wished those low-budget flicks were as good as their posters -- and they set out to achieve that, decades after the movies' heyday. With an obvious passion for the genre, the pair has recreated the experience of being at some cheap Texas drive-in with two features, fake coming attractions, missing reels, local ads, and announcements from theater management. Even if you don't catch on to everything, just watching the package is a complete thrill.

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It's The Rage Review


Bad
Quite a cast has been assembled for this Altman-esque tale of interlocked lives, all clamoring around the "serious social problem" of gun control. While there's no denying that the USA has over fifty million gun owners and it's a subject worthy of address and debate, this movie thuddingly hits the same numb point over and over again: guns are bad, guns can kill. That's about as resonant as It's the Rage will get.

Jeff Daniels and Joan Allen play a miserable suburban couple whose marriage is disrupted by an accidental shooting in their living room at midnight. As it turns out, the guy was Daniels' business partner. Allen moves out in disgust and, through a process of self-discovery, figures out that her happy little life was nothing more than a middle class prison. She hides away at her new workplace, in the employ of eccentric millionaire and computer guru Gary Sinise. Daniels sits at home fuming, renting pornography and playing with his gun.

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With visually stunning imagery and a solid A-list cast, this film just about transcends its...

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