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Helen Mirren To Star In Stolen Art Drama 'The Golden Lady,' Johnny Flynn To Play Queen Drummer & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2014 5:04 PM
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Helen Mirren The Golden Lady
If the box office results for "The Monuments Men" prove anything, it's that there's a mature audience eager for stories about art being recovered from the Nazis. It certainly doesn't hurt if there's some recognizable faces in there, and another project is brewing with a veteran star bringing a major piece of art back to its rightful owner.

Watch: John Cusack & Thomas Jane 'Drive Hard' In First Trailer For The Action Comedy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 13, 2014 1:29 PM
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Drive Hard
So, we've had "Drive," "Drive Angry" and now there's "Drive Hard." Of course, these films aren't at all related except by the fact that they're all about guys behind the wheel, and perhaps that everyone should stop using the word "drive" in their movie titles if the results are going to be this bad.

Sundance Review: Gregg Araki’s 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Starring Shailene Woodley, Eva Green & More

  • By Chase Whale
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  • January 25, 2014 3:24 PM
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By now, devoted cinephiles likely know what to expect going into a Gregg Araki movie: sex-crazed teens, an overabundance of nudity (sometimes pretty, sometimes not), a dream-like story wrapped snugly in a nightmare and a killer soundtrack. However, it would be lazy for someone to call it trash cinema—there’s a lot of feeling in his films (please watch "Mysterious Skin" now). Araki is a brilliant director who finds a great deal of meaning in stories of teenage angst and sexual desire, and is perhaps the finest example of coming-of-rage cinema. His latest film, "White Bird in a Blizzard," is his most grownup film to date, but never deviates far from his comfort zone.

Olga Kurylenko Goes Horror With 'Mara', 'Catwoman' Director Pitof Returns With Thriller Starring Sharon Stone & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 8, 2013 3:02 PM
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Olga Kurylenko's name may have just entered the rumor mill in relation to possibly joining “Batman vs. Superman” as Wonder Woman, but as a batch of recent casting news shows, the “To The Wonder” actress will have a bout of horror first. While the star from “We're The Millers” aims to don a costume instead, “Catwoman” director Pitof re-emerges with his next project, and John Cusack plans to hire a getaway driver.

Kit Harington Starring In Big Screen Version Of BBC Show 'Spooks,' Domhnall Gleeson Goes To 'Brooklyn' & More

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • November 8, 2013 9:17 AM
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Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”) and Jennifer Ehle (“Zero Dark Thirty”) have both signed on to star in “Spooks: The Greater Good,” a big-screen adaptation of the BBC TV spy drama “Spooks.” The film will be helmed by Bharat Nalluri, who directed multiple episodes of the British series, and Peter Firth will reprise his role as Harry Pearce from the show.

Review: 'Pawn Shop Chronicles' Starring Paul Walker, Elijah Wood, Brendan Fraser, Thomas Jane, Matt Dillon, Lukas Haas & More

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • July 10, 2013 7:05 PM
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There’s an alternate reality somewhere, wherein “Pawn Shop Chronicles” is not released in theaters on July 12th, but instead is projected on the wall of a small, narrow hallway in Comic-Con, never to be heard from again. Somehow, a cast of capable, popular actors show up in what seems like the very last vestiges of early aughts direct-to-DVD Tarantino bite-offs, a movie not so much directed as punched into existence by director Wayne Kramer. Once considered a promising filmmaking voice (his “The Cooler” netted Alec Baldwin an Academy Award nomination once upon a time), Kramer is now reduced to essaying a flippant grotesquerie that carries the names of nineteen producers and executive producers, the primary one appears to be Fred Durst.

Comic-Con '12: Thomas Jane & Ron Perlman Unveil Unofficial 'Punisher' Short Film; 'Star Trek 2' Footage Revealed...Kind Of...

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 15, 2012 10:41 PM
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A brief litle update on various bits and bobs from San Diego over the weekend so here we go...The last time we heard anything about the future of Marvel's "The Punisher" was last fall when Fox committed to a TV pilot that would bring the character to the small screen...and that's about it since then. But Thomas Jane, who played the character in the modestly received 2004 movie, has gone ahead and made his own short film without Marvel approval.

Tom Sizemore Wants Woody Harrelson & Ryan Phillippe For Crime Drama 'An Honest Thief'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 2, 2012 11:45 AM
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Though every week it seems Tom Sizemore leads enough straight-to-DVD releases for video stores (remember those?) to devote a new release wall in his honor, he still manages to sneak a theatrical appearance in occasionally. His latest, “Cellmates” may not have been the return he (or anyone) was hoping for, but after signing on to star in Peter Bogdanovich's “John Ledger,” the actor is now working multiple roles putting together a crime drama that could pull his career together.

Thomas Jane To Play Bugsy Siegel In Frank Darabont's 'L.A. Noir'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 31, 2012 5:01 PM
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While Thomas Jane is best known for -- and usually relegated to -- roles that play on his physique and his overt whiff of testosterone, he's somewhat underrated. As anyone who watched HBO's excellent, funny and sadly cancelled "Hung" knows, Jane's man-meat persona was put to good use playing a gigolo in economically-ravaged Detroit, trying to make ends meet for his ex-wife and kids. He was great in the role, showing both the raw sexuality he can project and a tender, softer side as well. All this to say the dude has more range than you might expect, but then again, if you just want him to knock some heads, he can do that too.

Billy Bob Thornton, Thomas Jane & James Marsden Will Get Hunted By A Bear In 'Red Machine'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2012 3:52 PM
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No, this isn't "The Grey 2" but it might as well be. If Liam Neeson and a bunch of dudes fleeing some wolves in "The Grey" isn't enough for now, another man vs. nature tale is on the way, albeit with a slightly more B-level cast.

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