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Antonio Banderas Thinks He's Made The Cut Of Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups,' Barely Remembers Shooting It

  • By Ben Brock
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  • April 23, 2014 11:22 AM
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Remember back in 2011, when Terrence Malick released the literally indescribably powerful film “The Tree of Life” and let it be known that he had no less than three more films on their way? For a man whose entire, near-40 year career had so far yielded only four movies, it was thrilling to learn that it might take just four years to get as many again...

Watch: New Trailer For 'The Expendables 3' Gives A Fresh Roll Call, Plus 16 New Character posters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2014 3:12 PM
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The Expendables 3, Stallone
This summer, you're get a movie in which Kellan Lutz is considered as much of an action star as Arnold Schwarzenegger. Welcome the strange world of "The Expendables 3," a franchise which has morphed from "let's celebrate the action olds!" to "who can we get to up the irony factor?"

Mel Gibson Is The Villain In 'The Expendables 3,' Alicia Vikander To Star in Asif Kapadia's 'Ali & Nino'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 9, 2013 4:51 PM
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Probably in an attempt to get everyone to stop talking about his falling out with Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone has spilled the beans on a few more additions to his "Expendables 3." Officially joining Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes, Milla Jovovich and recent additions Harrison Ford and, uh, Kellan Lutz, are a pair of names who've been rumored for a while, in the shape of Mel Gibson and Antonio Banderas. The still-somewhat-disgraced Gibson will play the adversary in the film (as he does in the upcoming "Machete Kills"), while there's no firm word if Banderas will be on the side of the angels or the devils. Shooting is apparently getting underway any day now, so expect to see this in theaters this time next year. [Coming Soon]

New Pics From 'Machete Kills' Get Out The Guns

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 8, 2013 4:16 PM
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While cinema buffs pack their backs and collect air miles as they prepare for a jaunt that will take them from Venice to Telluride to Toronto in a matter of weeks, for those looking for big, dumb, popcorn fun this fall, there are still options this fall. And one of them will be "Machete Kills." Now whether or not this sequel needed to be made is up for debate, but it's clear that Robert Rodriguez and co. are sticking to the low budget, campy, grindhouse aesthetic that defined the first flick. And a few more pics have arrived to provide a look at the film.

L.A. Film Fest Review: Pedro Almodóvar's 'I'm So Excited'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • June 14, 2013 5:32 PM
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Upon introducing his latest film, “I’m So Excited” at the opening night of the Los Angeles Film Festival, Pedro Almodovar took care to explain that in Spanish, the title of his film has a double meaning— as he said, “horny.” And yes, the characters aboard his doomed flight are indeed, very, very libidinous. Almodovar also explained that “I’m So Excited” allows him to take a catastrophe and turn it into a party. With that idea in mind, it helps to see the bigger picture Almodovar is trying to paint with what seems like a silly sex farce on a plane.

Zac Efron Is A 'Narc,' Zach Braff Adds Kate Hudson To 'Wish I Was Here'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • May 22, 2013 6:39 PM
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Even if we wouldn't say he's quite cracked it yet, we've got a lot of respect for the way that Zac Efron is trying to establish himself as a proper grown-up adult actor. After all, the "High School Musical" series would be an albatross for many, but Efron's quietly been banging out a diverse mix of parts, and while things like "The Paperboy" and "At Any Price" haven't quite paid off yet, he's heading in the right direction. The actor's got several promising projects in the can already, including rom-com "Are We Officially Dating?," JFK ensemble drama "Parkland" and Seth Rogen/Nick Stoller comedy "Townies," and now, hot on the back of signing on to Eran Creevy's "Autobahn," the actor's just lined up thriller "Narc." Sounding a bit like a laugh-free "21 Jump Street," the project's being described as a based-in-fact, college-set version of "Donnie Brasco," and will see the actor play a fratboy who's busted for cocaine possession, and who agrees to become an informant to avoid jail time. The film's set up at Fox

Happy Cinco De Mayo: Here Are 5 Films To Raise A Glass To

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • May 5, 2013 12:42 PM
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Cinco De Mayo movies
Bring out the Cuervo, it’s Cinco de Mayo! Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day and, although Mexican public schools are closed for the day (isn’t that the real definition of a holiday?), it is celebrated more, ahem, seriously, in the United States than Mexico. So you know, the Mexicans beat the French at the Battle of Puebla and Mexican ex-pats living in Civil War-era California turned it into a holiday. Fun fact, the Battle of Puebla also marks the last time a European force invaded anywhere in the Americas (we’re talking proper military invasions – not U-boats off of Maine’s seacoast during WW2 or the 1960’s British Invasion).

Cabin Full Of New Photos From Pedro Almodovar's 'I'm So Excited' Plus Listen To Alberto Iglesias' Score

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 19, 2013 2:36 PM
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While we're in the last throes of the winter season cinematic blahs, there is a lot to look forward to this spring and summer, and we're not just talking eyeball-bursting blockbusters. New films from Park Chan-Wook, Woody Allen, Richard Linklater and Terrence Malick are on the horizon, and joining those auteurs is none other than Pedro Almodovar, and a bigger bite of his upcoming "I'm So Excited" has landed.

'Black Gold' With Antonio Banderas & Tahar Rahim Now Called 'Day Of The Falcon,' Hits VOD In February, Theaters In March

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 16, 2013 10:44 AM
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It was way back in the fall of 2011 when the trailer for Jean-Jacques Annaud’s “Black Gold” was released, as the film started to hit the festival circuit. Now, in 2013, the epic film is finally seeing a release in North America with the brand new (and somewhat bland) title of “Day Of The Falcon.”

Joel Kinnaman Joins Increasingly Massive Cast Of Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 21, 2012 6:23 PM
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Who does he think he is? Woody Allen? It seems Terrence Malick is using his engimatic appeal and auteur status to basically get whoever the hell he wants for "Knight Of Cups." It seems that if you happen to be nearby where he's shooting, and you're a celebrity, you can get a part in the film. And another name has joined the ranks.

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