Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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Official Synopsis: Martin Sheen plays Tom, an American doctor who comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France to collect the remains of his adult son, killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking The Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of Saint James. Driven by his profound sadness and desire to understand his son better, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage, leaving his “California bubble life” behind. Armed with his son’s backpack and guidebook, Tom navigates the 800 km pilgrimage from the French Pyrenees, to Santiago de Compostela in the north west of Spain, but soon discovers that he will not be alone on this journey. While walking The Camino, Tom meets other pilgrims from around the world, all broken and looking for greater meaning in their lives: a Dutchman (Yorick van Wageningen) a Canadian (Deborah Kara Unger) and an Irish writer (James Nesbitt) who is suffering from a bout of “writer’s block.” From the hardship experienced along “The Way” this unlikely quartet of misfits create an everlasting bond and Tom begins to learn what it means to be a citizen of the world again, and discovers the difference between “The life we live and the life we choose”. THE WAY was filmed entirely in Spain and France along the actual Camino de Santiago.

Genre: Comedy, Adventure

Starring: Martin Sheen, Deborah Kara Unger, Emilio Estevez, James Nesbitt, Tchéky Karyo

Director: Emilio Estevez

Screenplay: Emilio Estevez

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Release Date: October 7, 2011


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Official Synopsis: Tyrannosaur is the story of Joseph (Peter Mullan), a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph’s life spirals into turmoil a chance of redemption appears in the form of Hannah (Olivia Colman), a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship develops to reveal that Hannah is hiding a secret of her own with devastating consequences for both of them.

Genre: Drama

Starring: Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman, Paul Popplewell, Eddie Marsan

Director: Paddy Considine

Screenplay: Paddy Considine

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: October 7, 2011 (UK)


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Official Synopsis: In this beautiful movie about the end of the world, Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgård) are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg), and brother-in-law John (Kiefer Sutherland). Despite Claire’s best efforts, the wedding is a fiasco, with family tensions mounting and relationships fraying. Meanwhile, a planet called Melancholia is heading directly towards Earth… MELANCHOLIA is a psychological disaster film from director Lars von Trier.

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgård, John Hurt, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, Udo Kier.

Director: Lars von Trier ("Antichrist", "Dancer in the Dark")

Screenplay: Lars von Trier

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: November 11, 2011 (US - Limited)


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Official Synopsis: Ever since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard, an eminent plastic surgeon, has been interested in creating a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he manages to cultivate a skin that is a real shield against every assault. In addition to years of study and experimentation, Robert needed a further three things: no scruples, an accomplice and a human guinea pig. Scruples were never a problem. Marilia, the woman who looked after him from the day he was born, is his most faithful accomplice. And as for the human guinea pig…

Genre: Drama

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Fernando Cayo, Jan Cornet

Director: Pedro Almodóvar ("Talk to Her", "Volver")

Screenplay: Pedro Almodóvar, based on a novel by Thierry Jonquet

Rated R for disturbing violent content including sexual assault, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, drug use and language

Release Date: October 14, 2011 (US - Limited)


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Official Synopsis: One of the most exciting young talents around, the Mexican director Gerardo Naranjo approaches the hot-button topic of drug violence through the perspective of an unlikely, unwitting heroine: a Tijuana beauty pageant contestant (Stephanie Sigman) who stumbles into the path of ruthless cartel operatives and corrupt officials. Although inspired by a true story, Miss Bala avoids docudrama cliches and tabloid sensationalism, and instead evokes the pervasive climate of fear and confusion that has enveloped daily life in some increasingly lawless pockets of northern Mexico. Using long takes and fluid, precise camera work, Naranjo fashions a highly original thriller: an anguished and harrowing mood piece with an undertow of bleakly absurdist humor and moments of heart-stopping action.

Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime

Starring: Stephanie Sigman, Irene Azuela, Miguel Couturier, James Russo

Director: Gerardo Naranjo

Screenplay: Gerardo Naranjo, Mauricio Katz

Rated R for language, some brutal violence and sexuality

Release Date: October 14, 2011 (US - Limited)


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Official Synopsis: Officially, Apollo 17, launched December 17th, 1972, was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later, in December of 1973, two American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it’s the real reason we’ve never gone back to the moon.

Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi

Starring: No cast information available

Director: Gonzalo López-Gallego ("El rey de la montaña", "Nómadas")

Screenplay: Brian Miller, Cory Goodman ("Priest")


Release Date: September 2, 2011


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Final Destination 2 (2003)

Synopsis: When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.

Genre: Horror

Run Time : 90 Min.

Final Destination 3 (2006)

Synopsis:  When Wendy Christensen has a vision of an accident on the roller coaster, resulting in her and her friends' deaths, she instantly begins to panic, causing more of her friends to be left of the ride. The remaining friends, including Wendy's boyfriend, are stuck on the roller coaster and find themselves involved in the accident. With death waiting around the corner, Wendy and Kevin Fischer must try and work out death's plan, before they and the remaining survivors end up dead.

Genre: Horror

Run Time : 93 Min.

Top Gun (1986)

Synopsis: Maverick is a hot pilot. When he encounters a pair of MiGs over the Persian Gulf, his wingman is clearly outflown and freaks. On almost no fuel, Maverick is able to talk him back down to the Carrier. When his wingman turns in his wings, Maverick is moved up in the standings and sent to the Top Gun Naval Flying School. There he fights the attitudes of the other pilots and an old story of his father's death in combat that killed others due to his father's error. Maverick struggles to be the best pilot, stepping on the toes of his other students and in a different way to Charlie, a civilian instructor to whom he is strongly attracted.

Genre: Action, Drama, Romance

Run Time : 110 Min.

Miller's Crossing (1990)

Synopsis: A highly styled 'genre' film which can perhaps be seen as a pastiche of all gangster movies. Tom Reagan is the laconic anti-hero of this amoral tale which is also, paradoxically, a look at morals within the criminal underworld of the 1930s. Two rival gangs vie for control of a city where the police are pawns, and the periodic busts of illicit drinking establishments are no more than a way for one gang to get back at the other. Black humour and shocking violence compete for screen time as we question whether or not Tom, right-hand man of the Irish mob leader, really has a heart.

Genre: Crime, Drama

Run Time : 115 Min.

Raising Arizona (1987)

Synopsis: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter and John Goodman lead an all-star cast in Ethan and Joel Coen’s celebrated comedy. Once he decides to give up crime, a small-time robber (Cage) proposes to a pretty cop (Hunter). But when the newlyweds learn they can’t conceive a baby, they decide to steal one from a couple who seem to have one to spare – since they just had quintuplets! With its outrageous plot, fast-paced action and even some wild pyrotechnics, Raising Arizona will forever have a place in the hearts of lovers – and film lovers – everywhere.

Genre: Comedy, Crime

Run Time : 94 Min.

Blood Simple (1984)

Synopsis:  A bar-owner in Texas is certain that his wife is cheating on him and hires a private detective to spy on her. This is just the beginning of a complex plot which is full of misunderstandings and deceit. Ethan and Joel Cohen's first feature film.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Run Time : 99 Min.

Orpheus (1950) 

Synopsis:  This 1950 update of the Orphic myth by Jean Cocteau (Beauty and the Beast) depicts a famous poet (Jean Marais) scorned by the Left Bank youth, and his love for both his wife Eurydice (Marie Déa) and a mysterious princess (Maria Casarès). Seeking inspiration, the poet follows the princess from the world of the living to the land of the dead through Cocteau’s famous mirrored portal. Orpheus represents the legendary Cocteau at the height of his abilities for peerless visual poetry and dreamlike storytelling. 

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Run Time : 95 Min.

Strike: Remastered Edition (1925)

Synopsis:  In Russia's factory region during Czarist rule, there's restlessness and strike planning among workers; management brings in spies and external agents. When a worker hangs himself after being falsely accused of thievery, the workers strike. At first, there's excitement in workers' households and in public places as they develop their demands communally. Then, as the strike drags on and management rejects demands, hunger mounts, as does domestic and civic distress. Provocateurs recruited from the lumpen and in league with the police and the fire department bring problems to the workers; the spies do their dirty work; and, the military arrives to liquidate strikers. 

Genre: Drama

Run Time : 82 Min.

Synopsis: Madea, everyone’s favorite wise-cracking, take-no-prisoners grandma, jumps into action when her niece, Shirley, receives distressing news about her health. All Shirley wants is to gather her three adult children around her and share the news as a family. But Tammy, Kimberly and Byron are too distracted by their own problems: Tammy can’t manage her unruly children or her broken marriage; Kimberly is gripped with anger and takes it out on her husband; and Byron, after spending two years in jail, is under pressure to deal drugs again. It’s up to Madea, with the help of the equally rambunctious Aunt Bam, to gather the clan together and make things right the only way she knows how: with a lot of tough love, laughter…and the revelation of a long-buried family secret.

Synopsis: Madea, everyone’s favorite wise-cracking, take-no-prisoners grandma, jumps into action when her niece, Shirley, receives distressing news about her health. All Shirley wants is to gather her three adult children around her and share the news as a family. But Tammy, Kimberly and Byron are too distracted by their own problems: Tammy can’t manage her unruly children or her broken marriage; Kimberly is gripped with anger and takes it out on her husband; and Byron, after spending two years in jail, is under pressure to deal drugs again. It’s up to Madea, with the help of the equally rambunctious Aunt Bam, to gather the clan together and make things right the only way she knows how: with a lot of tough love, laughter…and the revelation of a long-buried family secret.

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Worldwide Box-Office:

Number of Discs:

DVD Special Features :
  • "Becoming Number 6" Featurette
  • Bloopers Reel

Blu-Ray Special Features :
  • [same as the DVD] + 6 Deleted Scenes with commentary by the director

What to Expect : ---

Release Date : 24 May, 2011

Run Time : 109 Min.

Studio/Distributor : Touchstone Pictures / Dreamworks

Rating : PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and for language.

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Synopsis: Warwick Wilson is the consummate host. He carefully prepares for a dinner party, the table impeccably set and the duck perfectly timed for 8:30 p.m. John Taylor is a career criminal. He's just robbed a bank and needs to get off the streets. He finds himself on Warwick's doorstep posing as a friend of a friend, new to Los Angeles, who's been mugged and lost his luggage. As the wine flows and the evening progresses, we become deeply intertwined in the lives of these two men and discover just how deceiving appearances can be. With outstanding performances by David Hyde Pierce and Clayne Crawford, cowriter/director Nick Tomnay takes us on a suspense-filled ride where nothing is as it seems. THE PERFECT HOST is a slippery psychological thriller that exposes true human nature and reveals just how far we're willing to go to satisfy our needs.

Synopsis: In 1989, a 6-year-old boy is lured into the vehicle of a stranger. The stranger is a serial killer with a tendency of butchering teenage girls. In the basement of a rural Pennsylvania slaughterhouse, he will teach the boy everything he knows. Five years later, teen Allison (Alexandra Daddario of Hall Pass) comes to live with her uncle (Michael Biehn of The Terminator) following her parents' death. In time, she will discover the boy and his madman mentor. And they will all be plunged into an unimaginable evil from which there may be no escape. Nolan Gerard Funk (Deadgirl), Brett Rickaby (The Crazies), Valentina de Angelis (Gossip Girl) and John Savage (The Deer Hunter) co-star in this graphic and acclaimed shocker from writer/director Stevan Mena about family, torment, and the nightmare absolution that is BEREAVEMENT.

Synopsis: At "Prom", every couple has a story and no two are exactly alike. For Nova Prescott (Aimee Teegarden), it's a classic tale of opposites attracting when she finds herself drawn to the guy (Thomas McDonell) who gets in the way of her perfect prom. Share the laughter and the drama as secrets are brought to light, seemingly steady relationships unravel and new romance catches fire. Get ready for this hilariously heartfelt date with destiny featuring a hot ensemble cast of rising young stars and cool bonus features. There are hundreds of nights in high school, but there's only one Prom.

Synopsis: Oscar winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist, Predators) stars as a man who wakes up trapped in a crashed car in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by two dead passengers, a pile of cash and a gun. He has no recollection of who he is or how he got there. Is he an innocent victim? A dangerous criminal? All he knows is he s fighting for his life and his sanity in the middle of the deep woods. Like a cross between Deliverance and The Bourne Identity, director Michael Greenspan's feature debut showcases another acclaimed turn by one of the most lauded and talented actors of our time.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Official Synopsis: "Contagion" follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart.

Release Date : September 9, 2011 (US)

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Official Synopsis: MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE stars Elizabeth Olsen as Martha, a damaged woman haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, who struggles to reassimilate with her family after fleeing a cult.

Genre: Thriller, Drama

Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes, Hugh Dancy

Director: Sean Durkin

Screenplay: Sean Durkin

Rated R for disturbing violent and sexual content, nudity and language

Release Date: 21 October, 2011 (US - Limited)


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Official Synopsis: It’s been said (but unsubstantiated) that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were killed in a standoff with the Bolivian military in 1908. In BLACKTHORN, Cassidy (Shepard) survived, and is quietly living out his years under the name James Blackthorn in a secluded Bolivian village. Tired of his long exile from the US and hoping to see his family again before he dies, Cassidy sets out on the long journey home. But when an unexpected encounter with an ambitious young criminal (Eduardo Noriega) derails his plans, he is thrust into one last adventure, the likes of which he hasn’t experienced since his glory days with the Sundance Kid.

Genre: Western, Drama

Starring: Sam Shepard, Stephen Rea, Eduardo Noriega

Director: Mateo Gil (screenwriter for "Vanilla Sky" and "Agora")

Screenplay: Miguel Barros

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: August 31, 2011 (France)


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Official Synopsis: In a dystopian future America is now Panem, a nation made up of twelve impoverished districts, all ruled by a militant capitol where technology and excess are a way of life. Every year the capitol holds a televised battle royal, where one male and female teenager from the twelve districts must battle to the death for the pleasure of capitol. When a young hunter from District 12 named Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) sacrifices herself to save her little sister from the games, she embarks on a brave fight for survival that could change a nation.

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Drama

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Lenny Kravitz, Toby Jones, Wes Bentley

Director: Gary Ross ("Seabiscuit", "Pleasantville")

Screenplay: Gary Ross, based on a novel by Suzanne Collins

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: 23 March 2012


Official Synopsis: Inspired by true events, Killer Elite is an action adventure spy film following Danny (Jason Statham), one of the world's most skilled special-ops agents. Lured out of self-imposed exile to execute a near-impossible feat of retribution and personal salvation, Danny reassembles his old team of operatives to help rescue his former mentor (Robert DeNiro), and to penetrate the highly feared and respected military unit, the British Special Air Service (SAS). Facing off against a covert group of ex-SAS soldiers known as 'The Feather Men,' who, under their leader Spike (Clive Owen), provide a deadly cloak of security around all SAS members, Danny and his team must take down a rogue cell of solider assassins before their actions result in a global political meltdown. Opens September 23, 2011.


Sunday, August 28, 2011

This post contains all the news, trailers, movie clips, DVD/Blu-Ray releases and many more, that you may have missed in the last seven days, arranged in an accessible manner. Just browse and click the article titles you want to read. Read the full article to check out the weekly summary.

The hurricane wreaked havoc at the box-office too, as profits went down drastically compared to last week. Three new movies opened to bad weather : the weird comedy "Our Idiot Brother", the creepy horror "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" and the ass-kicking-hot-lady action flick "Colombiana". Were they able to defy the storm ? Find out by reading on.

MY WEEK WITH MARILYN - November 4, 2011 (Limited)

In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of ‘The Prince and the Showgirl’. The film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams), who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Aurthur Miller (Dougray Scott). Nearly 40 years on, his diary account The Prince, the Showgirl and Me was published, but one week was missing and this was published some years later as My Week with Marilyn – this is the story of that week. When Arthur Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life; an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work.

TEXAS KILLING FIELDS - October 14, 2011 [Updated].

Inspired by the string of real-life unsolved murders in a small Texan town, this tense and haunting thriller follows a local homicide detective (Sam Worthington), and his partner, a transplanted cop from New York City (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) as they track a sadistic serial killer dumping his female victims’ mutilated bodies in a nearby marsh dubbed “The Killing Fields.” The killer changes the game and begins hunting the detectives, teasing them with possible clues at the crime scenes while always remaining one step ahead. When a familiar local girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) goes missing the detectives find themselves in a race against time to find their killer before she is murdered.

BULLET TO THE HEAD - April 13, 2012

After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy. An action movie directed by Walter Hill ("48 Hrs.", "Red Heat"), starring Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Jason Momoa and Christian Slater. Based on a graphic novel created by Alexis Nolent. Before Walter Hill was brought in, Wayne Kramer ("Running Scared") was the chosen director and Thomas Jane was to star opposite Sylvester Stallone. Kramer and Stallone had arguments regarding the tone of the movie, so Kramer and Jane left and Walter Hill was hired.

PROJECT X - March 2, 2012

3 high school seniors throw a birthday party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads. The Hangover's Todd Phillips produces this top-secret comedy from writers Matt Drake and Michael Bacall, with helming duties handled by commercial director Nima Nourizadeh. Starring Miles Teller, Alexis Knapp, Thomas Mann, Eddie Hassell and Abigail Klein.


At least that's what Dan Aykroyd said in a recent interview. The pre-production for "Ghostbusters 3" is turning into something of a soap opera, with Aykroyd pushing to make it and Bill Murray constantly displaying his lack of interest for the project. Of course Murray was one of the main attractions of the Ghostbusters franchise, but since the new movie is going to involve a new batch of Ghostbusting recruits, Murray's participation in the project is no longer a requirement. Aykroyd also dropped a few hints about the characters in the sequel. Here's what he had to say about the project :

"Yes, we will be doing the movie and hopefully with Mr. Murray, that is our hope. We have an excellent script. What we have to remember is that ‘Ghostbusters’ is bigger than any one component, although Billy was absolutely the lead and contributive to it in a massive way, as was the director and Harold [Ramis], myself and Sigourney [Weaver]. The concept is much larger than any individual role and the promise of ‘Ghostbusters 3′ is that we get to hand the equipment and the franchise down to new blood ... My character, Ray, is now blind in one eye and can’t drive the cadillac,” he says, “He’s got a bad knee and can’t carry the packs… Egon is too large to get into the harness. We need young blood and that’s the promise. We’re gonna hand it to a new generation."

The bigger issue here, other than whether or not they're actually going to make it, is if it's even worth making. They had a great cast for the first two movies and an interesting ensemble of characters. Sometimes the magic can be re-created, but it's a gamble, and if Dan Aykroyd is only doing it to get his name out there now that he's not doing a lot of work in Hollywood these days, I'm not sure they can get it right. I think Bill Murray knows this and that's why he's trying to keep himself out of it. They've been testing the waters with some Ghostbusters videogames recently, which means that they're really interested in reviving the franchise. I suppose we should be thankful it's not a remake, but I'm afraid a tired sequel is not the answer, either.


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Official Synopsis: To an outsider, the Taylors are the very picture of the successful American family: Charles (Willem Dafoe) is a tenured professor on track to become university president, son Michael (Ryan Reynolds) is a prolific and well-known romance novelist, daughter Ryne (Shannon Lucio) is poised to enter a prestigious law school, and on the day we are introduced to them, matriarch Lisa (Julia Roberts) will graduate from college-decades after leaving to raise her children. But when a serious accident interrupts the celebration, the far more nuanced reality of this Midwestern family’s history and relationships come to light.

Genre: Drama

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, Julia Roberts, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hayden Panettiere, Emily Watson

Director: Dennis Lee

Screenplay: Dennis Lee, based on a poem by Robert Frost

Rated R for language and some sexual content

Release Date: October 14, 2011


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Official Synopsis: Hollywood 1927. George Valentin is a very successful silent movie star. The arrival of talking pictures will mark the end of his career. Peppy Miller, a young woman extra, becomes a major movie star.

Genre: Drama

Starring: Jean Dujardin, John Goodman, Malcolm McDowell, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, Missi Pyle

Director: Michel Hazanavicius

Screenplay: Michel Hazanavicius

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: November 23, 2011 (US)


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Because I am aware that Hollywood has reached some kind of creative bankruptcy, I am no longer surprised when I hear news that movies like the 1984 adventure flick "Romancing the Stone" and the 1990 sci-fi thriller "Flatliners" are about to be remade. It seems like the 80's are very endearing to producers right now, considering we also have a "Dirty Dancing" update in the crosshairs and the "Footloose" remake coming this October, among others. "Romancing the Stone" and "Flatliners" did not gross obscene amounts of money during their release in theaters, but they are pretty popular. Let's take a look at each movie individually.

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Official Synopsis: When Will Salas is falsely accused of murder, he must figure out a way to bring down a system where time is money – literally – enabling the wealthy to live forever while the poor, like Will, have to beg, borrow, and steal enough minutes to make it through another day.

Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi

Starring: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Wilde, Cillian Murphy, Alex Pettyfer

Director: Andrew Niccol ("Gattaca")

Screenplay: Andrew Niccol ("The Truman Show")

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: October 28, 2011


I wasn't expecting this. I was even blind and deaf by choice to rumors that there will indeed be a fifth Rambo movie and that it will probably be a prequel of sorts and it will pit Stallone's iconic character against some kind of Predator-like creature created by the government. I chose to ignore the rumor simply because it was ridiculous. But, time has passed and I was right to ignore it ... until now. Rumors are slowly beginning to resemble facts as one of the writers of the "Conan the Barbarian" reboot, Sean Hood, has gone public and said the following :

"I recently finished a first draft of Rambo: Last Stand (Rambo 5) for Millennium films, based on a story idea by Sylvester Stallone. Hopefully, Mr. Stallone will eventually have the time and the inclination to do another Rambo...I met with Mr Stallone twice last year…He gave me a book, an older screenplay, and about twenty pages he’d written himself to use as inspiration for the last chapter of the Rambo saga…It’s more in line with the small-town thriller of First Blood."

This obviously means that the creature feature is out the window and we'll probably get to see something similar to the original movie. This is as close as they're going to get to a remake, I suppose. If it is indeed a sequel, considering the age of the character, it will be kind of weird if Stallone passes on the role. Rambo is defined by Stallone and I doubt the studios will risk tanking at the box-office with a new actor. If it had been a prequel, changing actors would have been justified, but for a sequel, to a movie that was supposed to be the final chapter, no less, it's just not a good idea. But I can understand why Stallone might not be too excited. I mean, he wrote and directed "John Rambo" with the clear intention to end the franchise. He even gave the character a poetic sort of return home at the end. But, I guess with Hollywood, the fight's never over.