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Escape Plan Trailer


Ray Breslin is an expert in structural-security and has been able to break out of every prison he has been placed in using highly skilled and unusual methods. However, when he is asked to design an escape proof prison for the country's biggest life-sentenced felons, he finds himself betrayed when he is subsequently kidnapped and incarcerated by a masked figure in that prison with no way of getting out. It is there he befriends Swan Rottmayer; a smart but aggressive inmate who takes a shine to Ray when he explains his determination to escape. Swan agrees to help, but this time it's going to take more than just clever methods to break free and find the people who double-crossed him.

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Sylvester Stallone Announces Expendables 3 and Great Escape 2 (Sort Of)


Sylvester Stallone Arnold Schwarzenegger Dolph Lundgren Jason Statham Mikael Hafstrom Joseph Gordon-Levitt Jackie Chan Nicolas Cage Jet Li Chuck Norris Terry Crews

It's shaping up to be a pretty hectic 18 months or so for Sylvester Stallone, who will star in two big-budget movies for Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment, Escape Plan and The Expendables 3. The former stars Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger as prison cellmates who work together to escape. The Great Escape, essentially.

The movie, directed by Swedish filmmaker Mikael Hafstrom, is written by Miles Chapman and Jason Keller, according to the Hollywood Reporter. It will go up against Joseph Gordon-Lecitt's directorial debut Don Jon and fantasy movie Seventh Son on October 18, 2013. The Expendables action adventure franchise continues on August 15, 2014 with the third movie, once again starring Stallone as Barney Ross, who leads his group of mercenaries into another seemingly impossible mission. Martial arts legend Jackie Chan and Oscar winner Nicolas Cage are set to be appear in the movie, which will undoubtedly continue to the huge success of the franchise. As yet, the other major studios have not announced any movies for release on the same date.

The Expendables 2, starring Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris and Terry Crews, opened on August 16, 2012 to takings of $28.6 million. The movie has since earned $300 million worldwide. 

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Picture - Director Mikael Hafstrom Los Angeles, California, Wednesday 26th January 2011

Mikael Hafstrom - Director Mikael Hafstrom Los Angeles, California - Los Angeles Premiere of Warner Bros' 'The Rite' held at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre Wednesday 26th January 2011

Picture - Director Mikael Hafstrom Hollywood, California, Wednesday 26th January 2011

Mikael Hafstrom - Director Mikael Hafstrom Hollywood, California - Los Angeles Premiere of Warner Bros' 'The Rite' held at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre Wednesday 26th January 2011

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The Rite Trailer


Michael Kovak is a young man who's studying to become a priest, his faith is strong but he's not convinced in demonic possession, instead he believes people who claim to be possessed should be treated for psychosis by a doctor. Still unable to truly believe in what the he's being taught, Kovak attends an exorcism school at the Vatican.

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Picture - Mikael Hafstrom and Guest Westwood, California, Tuesday 12th June 2007

Mikael Hafstrom - Mikael Hafstrom and Guest Westwood, California - World Premiere of '1408' held at The National Theatre - Arrivals Tuesday 12th June 2007

Evil Review


Grim
Evil exemplifies the benefit of the doubt sometimes afforded to films simply because they arrive in this country with subtitles. Had this movie about a troubled teenager sent to a strict, cultish boarding school been made in the U.S., it's unlikely the critics would have praised it, or that our Oscar voters would've nominated it for anything (it was one of the foreign-film nominees back in 2003). Granted, that version would have starred Paul Walker, but there you go.

Erik (Andreas Wilson) looks like a bully when we first see him, but after a glimpse at his drab home life -- presided over by a smugly sadistic stepfather -- we start to sympathize, and want him to succeed at the imposing private school where he is exiled after another schoolyard scuffle. Director Mikael Håfström draws us into Erik's outsider status, as he encounters a ruling class of fascist seniors that suggests the military crossed with a frat (their homecoming float is doubtless a regimented marvel). Erik doesn't much care for the hazing involved when he endeavors to join the swim team, but doesn't want to wage a war, either.

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