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Watch: Paul Walker & RZA Prepare For War In New Trailer For 'Brick Mansions'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 20, 2014 3:23 PM
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Is parkour staging a comeback? Between that kid making his way to the top of 1 World Trade Center undetected over the weekend, and now "Brick Mansions," perhaps we're going to see more extreme urban movement out there. Either way, that hot trend of 2004 is now back ten years later, with the late Paul Walker getting into action mode.

Watch: Paul Walker Is Back In Action In First Trailer For 'Brick Mansions'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 12, 2014 9:47 AM
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The late Paul Walker may no longer be with us, but fans of his no-nonsense action movies have one last parting gift in "Brick Mansions." And the first trailer has arrived for the action thriller.

First Poster For 'Brick Mansions' Starring Paul Walker & RZA

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While Paul Walker wasn't quite the same draw outside of "Fast & Furious" films as he was in them, the actor continued to try his hand at a variety of genre films. One of the last he completed before his untimely death was "Brick Mansions," hitting theaters this spring. And the first poster has arrived in advance of the trailer tomorrow. Read More »

New Look At Paul Walker In 'Brick Mansions,' Film Scheduled For Spring Release

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With Paul Walker's sudden and tragic death at the end of last year, it threw a handful of his projects into limbo as filmmakers figured out how best to proceed. And one movie he did finish now has a release date and a fresh image. Read More »

Watch: New Trailer For 'The Grandmaster' Scored To Song From 'Man With The Iron Fists' For Some Reason

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 19, 2013 7:57 PM
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They tried bringing Wong Kar-wai to Comic-Con, and they even issued a comic book based on the movie, but it seems The Weinstein Company can't whip up enough excitement for Wong Kar-wai's "The Grandmaster." So now, they're just hoping RZA can do the heavy lifting because everyone likes hip hop and he's a big martial arts fan... or something...

Al Pacino Confimed For David Gordon Green's 'Manglehorn,' Mandy Patinkin & Josh Gad Join Zach Braff Film

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 15, 2013 6:34 PM
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It's been rumored for a while, but it looks like it's actually happening, per Deadline: Al Pacino and David Gordon Green are teaming up. As reported a while back, the unlikely duo are pairing up on "Manglehorn," which will see Pacino as "an eccentric man who tries to come to terms with a past crime that cost him the love of his life." While Pacino's been doing some solid work on HBO, it's a full decade since his last great big screen performance (in Christopher Nolan's "Insomnia"), so the team up with Gordon Green couldn't have come soon enough, especially as we're hearing good buzz on "Joe," his next film, with Nicolas Cage. Photography will get underway in October

Jeffrey Wright Joins 'Boardwalk Empire,' RZA Gets 'Gang Related' & Scoot McNairy Is Ready To 'Halt & Catch Fire'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 7, 2013 7:29 PM
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Exciting news for “Boardwalk Empire” fans – Jeffrey Wright will join the show for its fourth season next year as a series regular. He'll be playing “Valentin Narcisse, Doctor of Divinity, philanthropist, student of culture and the man who runs Harlem.” So he’s a character with a pretty impressive CV, and it's some nice casting for a show that continues to cast respected character actors. Wright recently finished work on “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” where he played the notable character from the books, Beetee.

How Russell Crowe Found Inspiration In Ol' Dirty Bastard For 'The Man With The Iron Fists' & More From RZA & Lucy Liu

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 2, 2012 10:02 AM
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As writer, director and star of “The Man with the Iron Fists,“ rapper RZA finally brings his vision, and his career inspirations, to the big screen. The multi-hyphenate, who plays the Blacksmith in this twisty martial arts tale, was thrilled to be at the helm of a $20 million Universal film, but he knew that this project would immediately need to be distinguished from other similar movies.

Review: 'The Man With The Iron Fists' A Noble, But Overstuffed First Effort From RZA

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 1, 2012 10:03 AM
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“I’m the baddest man alive,” goes the chorus for one of the many hip hop songs in “The Man With The Iron Fists,” the directorial debut of RZA. The director is actually the subject of the song, as he plays the title character, a blacksmith seeking revenge for being wronged by a group of villains who sweep into China’s rowdy Jungle Village. But at a certain point, you have to wonder: why is he so bad? RZA, who has logged hours within the supporting casts of “American Gangster,” “Ghost Dog: Way Of The Samurai” and “Due Date,” plays the taciturn weapons maker with the same dour expression that suggests a dullard, which RZA certainly doesn’t seem to be. As a musician and lyricist, he is without peer, but as a leading man, his face hangs like Snoopy, his voice monotone and highlighting none of the musicality of his rhymes. That being said, the movie isn’t called “The Man With The Iron Charisma.”

Exclusive: Visualize The Story In New 'Man With The Iron Fists' Featurette

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 30, 2012 10:54 AM
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The Scientist, Prince Rakeem, The Abbott, Bobby Digital...these are just a few of the names RZA has had over the years as a hip hop artist, music producer and leader of the Wu Tang Clan. But this Friday, he'll get set to add a new name to his repertoire -- Director -- as he unveils "The Man With The Iron Fists." An ambitious, colorful kung fu flick, the likes of which Hollywood hasn't produced in years, it's quite the undertaking, but as this new featurette reveals, RZA had the advice and insight of some pretty notable people to guide him.

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