Thoughts and Prayers I Guess...
Death Wish, an Eli Roth film (not a great sign already), is about Bruce Willis being a lone vigilante gunman going around and shooting criminals. During the opening Sway in the Morning asks us if he’s a hero or a criminal. Criminal. Done. Finished.Read More
How good to see you again so soon, Mr. Wick.
You know how people say you can't escape the past? Well, John Wick seems to be forgetting that very important lesson in a new trailer for John Wick: Chapter 2.Read More
TMS at NYCC Day 2: Interviewing the Creative Teams Behind Venture Bros., The War for the Planet of the Apes and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
We spoke to the creators and cast members from some great shows for updates and shenanigans.
Day Two at New York Comic-Con was all about television and film. We spoke to the creative teams behind great projects on screens large and small, including Venture Bros., The War for the Planet of the Apes, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!Read More
As Justine, an intermediary brokering a weapons deal, Brie Larson once again rolls her eyes to greatness, upholding the delicate balance of male ego with a dose of mild mockery until everything inevitably goes south.Read More
Rita, are you okay? Are you okay? Are you okay, Rita?
A new image of Elizabeth Banks as Power Rangers baddie Rita Repulsa has surfaced and she doesn’t look happy to be here.Read More
The People's Champ is displeased.
We must be living in an alternate timeline because someone managed to anger real-life motivational unicorn, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. I’m not saying he’s never been upset with anyone before, it’s just odd that he would publicly acknowledge any potential feud when his timeline is filled with positive affirmations and pictures of himself hugging puppies.Read More
"Stop taking pictures of her, you bitch" - Ellen Ripley. Probably.
Somewhere, there is an alternate universe where what defines a badass action star is not violence, or their weapons, but their ability to take a quality self-portrait on their phones mid-battle. Check out The WOW Report, where they have a bunch of classic action stars wielding selfie sticks instead of guns. Because no alien attack should get in the way of a good photo.Read More
The Rock-tor is In.
Let's begin with some names you probably know already: Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson and Shane Black, director of The Predator and Iron Man 3. It was recently announced that these two are working on a film about Doc Savage, whose name you might know, but could be forgiven for not recognizing. Even Johnson himself felt the need to reintroduce the character to his fans while discussing the new movie on Instagram.Read More
Live-Action Zelda Hong Kong Action Movie
It seems that the fine folks over at DaysideTV have taken The Legend of Zelda into some brand new territory. They went ahead and gave it a real Hard Boiled/Hong Kong-style action flick vibe, in the vein of old Chow Yun-fat and Jet Li martial arts films.Read More
While her answer about the Captain Marvel rumors was somewhat of a let down, she expertly explained why it seems like the same women keep ending up on the same lists for these action roles.Read More
An all-female slate of quality genre film? Don't mind if I do!
Los Angeles was the place to be this weekend if you enjoy quality genre content from amazing female creators. Saturday marked the 8th Annual Etheria Film Night, which celebrates female filmmakers who create genre films. Held at Hollywood's Egyptian Theater, the evening included the North American premiere of an Australian horror film, a screening of six awesome short films, and Tricia Helfer and Amber Benson presenting the 2015 Etheria Inspiration Award to the inimitable Jane Espenson!Read More
"Even if [viewers] know what’s coming, they don’t know what’s coming.”
Are you excited about Hannibal's Season Three premiere on June 4th? Well get ready for it with this First-Look trailer for the new season. It may contain some spoilers (like who lived or died from last season), but as Lawrence Fishburne says, "Even if [viewers] know what’s coming, they don’t know what’s coming.” (via The AV Club)Read More
Band-Aids don't fix bullet holes.
George Takei knows what's up. In this Tweet from a few days ago, Takei praises Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" video for its all-girl cast (except for token featured dude, Kendrick Lamar), while seemingly referencing Marvel's lack of a Black Widow movie and/or any instance, really, of there being more than one or two women at a time doing anything action-y in a scene together without being otherwise surrounded by men.Read More
"I am no man," etc.
Are there any radical ladies you'd like to add?Read More
Gosh I love arrows.
Today the Dwayne Johnson-led Hercules, which you'll no-doubt remember from both Rebecca Pahle's GIF-laden review and from that scene in the trailer where the dude throws a horse at somebody, hits shelves on Blu-Ray and DVD. We spoke briefly with Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, the film's sole arrow-launching lady badass, about her history with action movies and how she thinks there needs to be more room for women to be women in them. Spoiler alert: she's kind of awesome.Read More
And All Was Right With the World
The dismal state of this summer’s blockbusters is multidimensional: not only did big-budget films generally perform poorly, but they also were conceptually and emotionally hollow. The Lone Ranger didn’t seem to understand why Johnny Depp in redface could possibly be a bad thing, and the failure of the Smith-Smith-fronted After Earth to draw in crowds boggled the minds of film studios everywhere. When the promising prospect of Elysium turned out to be a moralistic bull in a china shop, the summer sci-fi set seemed doomed.
Is there anything to salvage from this black hole of summer cinema? I think there is: Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, which stands out from the crowd of half-baked action/sci-fi juggernauts for one reason: it knows what it is. It knows that it's a visually-amazing action flick-- but what's even more interesting is that it knows how to subvert pieces of the genre other films blindly pay homage to. In particular, Pacific Rim has a way of smashing gender-based action movie tropes like they're Kaiju skulls.Read More
Oh My Stars and Garters
Sylvester Stallone Blames the End of Action Movies on Superheroes, Which We Thought Were in Action Movies
Sylvester Stallone is upset, you guys. Upset that action movies just aren't what they used to be. You know, back when men were men, and so were action movies. Now it's just a bunch of magic guys in tights who don't participate in any real action because their magic make it too easy. And that's not action. I mean, look at those freaking arms! Sylvester Stallone never let anyone do any CGI to him, I'll tell you that. But seriously, he said that action films are "fading away." Has he not been to the movies at all in recent years? Man, he's been working hard on Expendables 2, sequestered all the way up in that Tibetan mountain lodge, far away from civilization as we know it!Read More