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5 Paul W.S. Anderson Action Scenes Everyone Can Appreciate

  • By Alex Suskind
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  • February 21, 2014 1:01 PM
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Paul W.S. Anderson, Action features
For critics, Paul W.S. Anderson is the ideal punching bag—a terrible director with a penchant for churning out clichéd action flicks. If you take a look at his Rotten Tomatoes page—where the highest-rated project is the straight-to-video sequel “Death Race 3”—you will get an idea of the response the filmmaker’s work tends to receive.

Watch: Explosive First Trailer For Shakespeare's 'Cymbeline' Starring Ethan Hawke, Milla Jovovich & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2013 9:22 AM
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Cymbeline Ed Harris Milla Jovovich Anton Yelchin
Dirty cops, drug dealing biker gangs.... Now this is Shakespeare. Ethan Hawke has reteamed with his "Hamlet" director Michael Almereyda for a contemporary take on "Cymbeline" and they are moving fast. Lensing only went down in August, yet a trailer has emerged online already and it certainly throws any preconceived notions of the Bard out the window.

Meryl Streep, Cameron Diaz & Milla Jovovich Are 'ExpendaBelles'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 25, 2013 3:21 PM
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Avi Lerner has found a pretty successful formula with "The Expendables." With two films grossing just under $600 million worldwide combined, and a third on the way, the recipe of old-people-doing-action-stuff has paid off well. But why just relegate the franchise to the dudes? You may have forgotten, but last year a female twist on the series was put into development called "ExpendaBelles" (GET IT?) and it seems it's actually a thing that might happen.

Casting: Milla Jovovich Is A 'Survivor,' Lake Bell Scores A 'Coup,' John Magaro Is 'Unbroken' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 8, 2013 11:19 AM
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While James McTeigue for a moment seemed like the next great blockbuster hopeful following "V For Vendetta," the diminishing returns of "Ninja Assassin" and "The Raven" have found him directing his leanest movie yet. Milla Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson and Angela Bassett will star in "Survivor," a thriller that'll shoot in January.

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]

Casting: Judy Greer Goes To 'Tomorrowland,' Anthony Mackie Takes 'Shelter,' Milla Jovovich Joins 'Cymbeline' & More

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • August 8, 2013 3:21 PM
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The more we hear about Disney's sci-fi "Tomorrowland," the more we’re intrigued. Related in some way to the Disney theme park attraction, the plot is still officially "unknown," though we’ve heard some fantastic things. The Brad Bird-directed film has already lined up an array of actors, including George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, or for doctor drama fans, Dr. Doug Ross ("E.R.") and Dr. Gregory House ("House, M.D."). And now, Judy Greer has joined the line-up, presumably as a bit of comic relief, but at this point, any speculation as to her specific role is being pulled out of thin air. This will mark Greer’s third film with Clooney; the others being "Three Kings" and "The Descendants."

Milla Jovovich Is Joining The Boys In 'Expendables 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 31, 2013 12:24 PM
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It looks like the old dudes of "The Expendables" are going to get an energetic boost of estrogen to add to their ranks when they grease up their joints for yet another bland action outing. And it's someone who has more than her fair share of experience kicking ass.

Duh: Milla Jovovich & Paul W.S. Anderson Back For 'Resident Evil 6'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • March 14, 2013 11:33 AM
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Well, it was hinted at a few weeks back, but it’s official now: Paul W.S. Anderson will be directing “Resident Evil 6.” In fact, when it comes to the next "Resident Evil" movie, everything appears to be business as usual. Anderson will be back, his wife Milla Jovovich will be back, it will be released in the month of September (September 12th, 2014, to be exact), just like every other "Resident Evil" movie except the first one

Review: 'Resident Evil: Retribution' Is Apocalyptic Malevolence At Its Most Tedious & Banal

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 15, 2012 1:20 PM
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About once every eighteen months we’re cursed with another entry in the bafflingly endless, endlessly baffling “Resident Evil” franchise. Based on a series of popular horror survival games by Japanese company Capcom, the first film was originally supposed to be directed by zombie movie titan George Romero, who had directed a series of atmospheric commercials for the games in Japan. Instead, he was swapped out for Paul W.S. Anderson, who can charitably be described as a talentless hack, and had previously directed an adaptation of videogame “Mortal Kombat.” As such, gritty horror was replaced by a kind of cheaply lacquered Hollywood sheen.

New Images Of Javier Bardem In 'Skyfall' & Milla Jovovich In 'Resident Evil: Retribution'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2012 12:40 PM
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Yeah, we know, these two movies go together like oil and water. One is an auteur-driven entry in a beloved franchise that has spanned generations, while the other is another indistinguishable addition to a series of films that has managed to beat out most people's expectations for its longevity. But they are both being released by Sony, so there's that.

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