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Review: 'Escape Plan' Starring Sylvester Stallone And Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 17, 2013 9:00 AM
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Escape Plan
If this were 1988, the world would stop for “Escape Plan,” which finally pairs Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger as above-the-title talents. The duo haven’t been able to keep themselves from looking backwards in recent films: both seem in denial of their advanced ages, with Schwarzenegger taking on roles fit for someone two decades younger, and Stallone content to play his greatest hits, sometimes in duet form with the “Expendables” movies. Appropriately, “Escape Plan” also doesn’t feel as if it’s made for this era, but amusingly seems like a relic of the early aughts, when Stallone was fronting dubious direct-to-video schlock, Schwarzenegger was a declining attraction, and getting 50 Cent in a supporting role seemed like a major coup.

Watch: 2 Clips, B-Roll & Lots Of New Pics From 'Escape Plan' With Arnold Schwarzenegger & Sylvester Stallone

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • October 3, 2013 10:39 AM
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Seeing as how both their solo movies (“The Last Stand,” “Bullet to the Head”) fizzled at the box office earlier this year, it’s only natural that Stallone and Schwarzenegger would try to team up for an action movie. They've done just that in the upcoming “Escape Plan” and it’s the action pairing we always wanted… 25 years ago. Even so, maybe putting them together when they’re pushing 70 could actually be fun? It can be our generation’s “Grumpy Old Men,” but set in prison and with much more violence. How fitting. Still, the question remains, can a Stallone-Schwarzenegger pairing be enough to get the audiences’ butts in the seats or will they only find success in the action hero ensemble 'Expendables' franchise? Perhaps a few more clips from “Escape Plan” can help people decide.

Review: 'Savannah' Starring Jim Caviezel & Chiwetel Ejiofor

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 21, 2013 1:06 PM
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Savannah Chiwetel Ejiofor Jim Caviezel
Let's say you're a filmmaker, and you're given the opportunity to tell the true life story of two people: Ward Allen, an Oxford-educated Southerner, who defies expectations and makes a career as hunter, rabble-rouser and good ol' boy, and Christmas Moultrie, a man born into slavery, who becomes a free man and enters a business partnership with Ward. Whose life do you think would serve as the most interesting prism though which to tell a dramatic narrative? Whose life would offer the greatest perspective on the changing mores not just of the South but the nation as a whole? If you picked Ward Allen, then you must be co-writer and director Annette Haywood-Carter. "Savannah" does attempt to tell the story of the friendship of those two accomplished men, but does so in a manner that is so astonishingly tone deaf, confused and narrowly focused that it leaves you almost amazed at the lack of vision behind the entire enterprise.

Exclusive: Chiwetel Ejiofor & Jim Caviezel Go To Court In Clip From 'Savannah'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 19, 2013 3:02 PM
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Savannah Chiwetel Ejiofor Jim Caviezel
Before Chiwetel Ejiofor shows off his awards season stuff this fall in "12 Years A Slave" he'll take a supporting role in this month's "Savannah," with Jim Caviezel in the lead. The tale of Southern life is based on a true story and today we have an exclusive clip from the movie to give you a little preview of what's to come.

Still Waiting For '12 Years A Slave'? Watch The Trailer For Chiwetel Ejiofor's Other Freed Slave Movie 'Savannah'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 12, 2013 8:49 AM
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Savannah Chiwetel Ejiofor Jim Caviezel
Bet you forgot about this movie didn't you? First announced back in 2011 and shot the same year, it seems we're going to get a double dose of Chiwetel Ejiofor playing a freed slave in 2013. Of course, he's set to lead the hugely anticipated "12 Years A Slave," but he's also got a co-starring role in the forthcoming indie "Savannah," and the first trailer has arrived to give you a peek at another tale dealing with America's slavery past.

Review: After Dark Action Pics 'El Gringo,' 'The Philly Kid,' 'Stash House' & 'Transit' An Unven Offering Of Genre Fare

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • June 9, 2012 11:04 AM
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After Dark has been busy releasing a full slate of genre fare, and today we take a look at the After Dark Action lineup which dropped no less than four new movies in May. They each had a brief theatrical run are now available on VOD. Read on below to hear our thoughts on these movies featuring Dolph Lundgren, Scott Adkins, Jim Caviezel and more.

Amy Ryan, Vincent D’Onofrio, 50 Cent & Vinnie Jones Join Stallone & Schwarzenegger In 'The Tomb'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 8:57 AM
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If you removed Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger from the equation, the cast lining up for "The Tomb" seems like something that would fit a straight-to-DVD potboiler, instead of a teamup between two aging action icons. Either way, "The Tomb" is gonna be...weird.

Sylvester Stallone & Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Face The Passion Of Jim Caviezel In 'The Tomb'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 20, 2012 12:27 PM
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After playing Jesus Christ in Mel Gibson's notorious torture porn take on the man in "The Passion Of Christ," it seemed the career of Jim Caviezel needed a prayer. The actor mostly flitted around in a bunch of movies you didn't see like "Bobby Jones: Stroke Of Genius," "Unknown" (not the one with Liam Neeson) and "The Stoning Of Soraya M." He seems to be have a new lifeline thanks to the series "Person Of Interest" and now he's lined up what is easily his biggest role since he got up on the cross.

Jim Caviezel & Chiwetel Ejiofor To Star In Historical Drama 'Savannah'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2011 8:37 AM
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Well, here's a name we don't hear very often. Variety reports that Jim Caviezel and Chiwetel Ejiofor are set to star in a historical drama, "Savannah."

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