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Watch: Arnold Schwarzenegger Fights Drug Cartels In First Trailer For David Ayer's 'Sabotage'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2013 12:58 PM
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Sabotage
After the flops "The Last Stand" and "Escape Plan," it's becoming a real question as to whether audiences want to see Arnold Schwarzenegger in anything that's not a pre-built franchise. But maybe surrounding him with a massive ensemble—Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello, Dawn Olivieri, Malin Akerman, Olivia Williams, Mirielle Enos and Josh Holloway—might get a few more people in the door.

Review: Randall Miller's 'CBGB' A Half-Hearted Sitcom Stab At Punk Rock's Mecca

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 10, 2013 10:08 AM
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It takes a lot of effort to take the underdog stomping grounds of New York's top punk acts and turn them into the Central Perk from “Friends”—albeit with slightly more stain—but “CBGB” does it with total conviction. This isn't necessarily a bad thing; we've long passed the ellipses of punk's heyday, and seen the paunchy transformation of many of its leaders into contradictive shills. So in telling the tale of Hilly Krystal, the club's unlikely founder played here by Alan Rickman, director Randall Miller (“Bottle Shock”) could do worse than render the early-'70s punk scene as breezy broad comedy. He adopts that tactic and still falters though, deflating any energy or humor possible with his limp direction, sitcom consistency, and unfocused tone.

11 Posters For 'CBGB' Plus First Look At Malin Akerman As Debbie Harry & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 29, 2013 4:52 PM
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"CBGB," an upcoming cinematic chronicle of the famed New York music venue, features a veritable who's-who of stars playing the great and good (and bad!) of the punk rock scene which centred on the venue in the 1980s. Justin Bartha plays Stiv Bators (of Dead Boys), Malin Akerman plays Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry, Mickey Sumner plays Patti Smith, Rupert Grint plays the Dead Boys guitarist Cheetah Chrome, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins is Iggy Pop with Alan Rickman as the legendary Hilly Kristal, the founder of CBGB. The film, directed by Randall Miller ("Bottle Shock"), will be out later this year and a collection of ten neon-colored posters (via Hollywood Reporter), as well as a handful of stills from the movies, give some strong hints as to what kind of movie we're in for.

Exclusive: John Cusack & Malin Akerman Plan Their Next Move In Clip From 'The Numbers Station'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2013 10:24 AM
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John Cusack has been making some interesting career twists and turns, last year starring in projects as diverse as the Gothic procedural "The Raven" and the Southern pulp "The Paperboy." Recently at the Tribeca Film Festival, his latest turn as a curmudgeonly but brilliant writer in "Adult World" was unveiled. And this weekend we'll see the actor move back into thriller mode with "The Numbers Station," and we've got an exclusive clip from the movie to share.

Watch: Trailer For Thriller 'The Numbers Station' Starring John Cusack & Malin Akerman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 13, 2013 8:02 AM
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One actor who made our feature Fire Your Agent: 10 Actors Who Need A Change Of Career Direction was John Cusack, and his upcoming "The Numbers Station" pretty much illustrates why he belongs on that list. Yet another generic thriller (once slated to star Ethan Hawke instead), this is the latest in a string of genre efforts by the actor that are as bland as they are interchangeable.

ABC Banks Their New Comedy Shows On Malin Akerman & Rebel Wilson

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 26, 2012 11:58 AM
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Following breakthrough supporting turns in “Bridesmaids” and “Watchmen” respectively, Rebel Wilson and Malin Akerman have experienced a jump to more prominent roles, but of varying degrees of quality. Wilson recently plumbed the raunchy comedy route to much less success in the appalling “Bachelorette,” while Akerman impressed in the unfairly overlooked "Wanderlust," but als co-starred in the already forgotten Nicolas Cage thriller “Stolen.” But now it seems the small screen might fit both actresses' wishes, and on the same network no less.

Malin Akerman Finds 'Suburgatory'; Chloe Sevigny Visits 'Portlandia'; Ciarán Hinds Joins 'Game Of Thrones' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 24, 2012 6:10 PM
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Malin Akerman has had a bit of an unlucky run on the big screen in 2012, with "Wanderlust" and "Rock Of Ages" both underperforming, and the upcoming "Stolen" with Nicolas Cage looking like....well, a Nicolas Cage movie. But she's hoping to cap off the the year on a stronger note. The actress is headed to the small screen for some guest stints on ABC's "Suburgatory." The episodes, set to air near Thanksgiving and Christmas, will find her popping up as the "beautiful and free-spirited singer-songwriter" mother of Tessa (Jane Levy), with whom she hopes to form a relationship and put her troubled past behind her. "Suburgatory" returns in October.

Watch: 'Con Air' Director Simon West Reunites With Nic Cage For 'Taken' In A Taxi Cab Thriller 'Stolen'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 20, 2012 11:46 AM
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Like any successful distribution label should, Millennium Entertainment has accrued an instantly recognizable strain of action film with which their brand is linked, so when their logo pops up the trailer for their latest release “Stolen” -- and Jason Statham, Cuba Gooding Jr., or Clive Owen is nowhere in sight -- naturally there's only Nicolas Cage left to deliver the goods.

Malin Akerman Joins 'Breacher'; 'Twilight' Actor Xavier Samuel Feels 'Plush' & 'Catching Fire' Adds Two More

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • August 9, 2012 4:23 PM
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First, recently renamed Arnold Schwarzenegger project “Breacher” (formerly “Ten”) – which will see the muscleman joined by writer-director David Ayer and co-stars Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello and Dawn Olivieri – has found a way to inject some more estrogen into the project in the form of actress Malin Akerman (“Watchmen,” “Wanderlust”). Akerman is currently in negotiations to join this hard-boiled crime iteration of mystery writer Agatha Christie’s “Ten Little Indians,” with the film set to follow the tale of an elite DEA task force who rob an underground drug cartel while operating under the guise of a warranted raid. They think they’re in the clear, until they all start being bumped off one-by-one. Akerman will lend her acting chops to the DEA team in Ayer’s latest cop drama/thriller picture.

Hold Onto Your Mullets, A Discography Of New Pics From 'Rock Of Ages' Turn It To 11

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 31, 2012 9:25 AM
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If you still have Def Leppard’s Pyromania album on heavy rotation and prefer Jefferson Starship to Jefferson Airplane, then there’s a pretty good chance you’re excited for the upcoming musical adaptation, “Rock Of Ages.” An ode to the days of hair metal and tight leather pants, “Hairspray” helmer Adam Shankman has cooked up a tale of a small town girl (livin’ in a lonely world) and a city boy who fall for one another on the Sunset Strip, all while in pursuit of their Hollywood dreams. Some of us here at The Playlist have secretly been anticipating the film’s June release, and with a cast consisting of Russell Brand, Julianne Hough, Alec Baldwin, Malin Akerman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mary J. Blige, Bryan Cranston, Will Forte, and of course Tom Cruise doing his best Tim Cappelo interpretation, who can blame us?

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