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Box Office: Jessica Chastain Dominates With 'Mama' & 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'The Last Stand' Flops

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 20, 2013 1:03 PM
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Jessica Chastain: A-List star? Following a Best Actress Oscar nomination for "Zero Dark Thirty," the leading lady stars in the top two films at the box office despite a fairly crowded weekend. Cheapie horror film "Mama" blew away a couple of newcomers to open strong at the top spot, followed by the second weekend of Kathryn Bigelow's Best Picture nominee, both movies showcasing the actress in very different roles. It's not enough that Chastain's films would finish 1-2, but rather that in the horror picture, she plays an ineffectual goth surrogate mother, and in the military thriller, she assumes the role of a government-approved dealer of death. Swank, thy name is Chastain. Not Hilary Swank, though, don't get it twisted.

Review: 'The Last Stand' Heralds The Return Of Arnold Schwarzenegger In A Big, Brash & Ultimately Overlong Slog

  • By Mark Zhuravsky
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  • January 17, 2013 10:40 AM
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Arnold Schwarzenegger casts a giant shadow in his first full-fledged return to the big screen, and Korean auteur Kim Jee-woon kowtows in turn, churning out the stylishly anonymous "The Last Stand," a hopefully-timeless throwback to the iron-jawed heroes of Arnie's yesteryear. The film that ends up on screen zigs and zags in fits and starts, only to come alive during a frenetic half hour that features a small-town showdown nearly worth the price of admission alone. It's the remaining hour and thirty minutes that drags the fireworks down -- the leaden dialogue and morsels of character development do the film no favors, and when the pacing halts so that Forest Whitaker's Agent Bannister can deliver another bit of shameless exposition, "The Last Stand" begins to sag and sigh, not unlike the superstar at the heart of it.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Says 'The Legend Of Conan' May Shoot Before The End Of 2013

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 14, 2013 1:01 PM
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Poor old Jason Momoa. For all the problems there were with that “Conan the Barbarian” reboot, he wasn’t one of them. The man mountain probably wouldn’t have been back for a sequel any time soon regardless, but now with Arnie out of retirement that’s one payday that will never come back around for him. Universal (the studio behind the previous two Arnie Conan films, but not the 2011 reboot) announced last year that they had reacquired the rights to the franchise and were planning “The Legend of Conan” with Arnold Schwarzenegger back as the Cimmerian warrior.

Watch: Blood-Spurting, Body-Exploding Red Band Trailer For Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'The Last Stand'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 8, 2013 9:02 AM
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If the promo materials for “The Last Stand” are anything to go by, we don’t really know why anyone was excited about Arnold Schwarzenegger's return to acting. Although he was never renowned for his skills as an actor, it’s clear that age has caught up with the Austrian Oak. With the film's release date drawing closer, the studio has released a red-band trailer to pump up Arnie’s fans for the action in store.

Watch: Arnie Is Feeling Old In New Clip & Poster From 'The Last Stand'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 5, 2013 12:02 PM
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Yesterday, if you had your eye on the Twittersphere, you may have noticed a handful of peeps tweeting about hanging out with Arnold Schwarzenegger as he drove around in a tank crushing cars. Apparently, a handful of journos were invited around to watch the aging actor engage in this activity as part of a promo thing for "The Last Stand." And while we didn't have the distinct pleasure of being there, we can only imagine it was more fun that the movie itself.

Watch: Arnold Schwarzenegger Takes 'The Last Stand' In Brand New Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 7, 2012 5:31 PM
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"I'm old," Arnold Schwarzenegger declares in this new trailer for "The Last Stand," and indeed he's gotten on in years since his action hero glory days. At 65 years old, his ass kicking days are fading fast, but he's still getting in a few shots at the bad guys as he gets set to return to his first leading man action role in a long, long time next month.

New Image Of Gerard Butler As A Leprechaun In 'Movie 43' Plus New Still Of Arnie In 'The Last Stand'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2012 4:47 PM
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As we recently wrote, Gerard Butler could probably use a new agent by this point or maybe just a better sense of material. "Chasing Mavericks" opens this weekend with zero buzz, and it will likely be just as quickly forgotten as "Machine Gun Preacher" and probably the upcoming "Playing For Keeps." But the actor will change things up and kick off the New Year as....a leprechaun.

Sorry Jason Momoa, Conan Getting Rebooted Again With Arnold Schwarzenegger In 'The Legend Of Conan'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 25, 2012 5:46 PM
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Big things were supposed to happen with Jason Momoa. In the spring of 2011, the actor was prematurely given the CinemaCon Rising Actor Award. Five months later, the R-rated "Conan The Barbarian" reboot opened and flopped hard, earning a paltry $48 million worldwide on a budget of $90 million. Next, Momoa will be seen grunting with Sylvester Stallone in the cheap-looking "Bullet To The Head," and as for Conan, it looked like the character was dead. But no property is every truly dead in Hollywood.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Gets A Hipster Haircut In First Look At 'Ten'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 25, 2012 5:22 PM
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Alternatively known as "Breacher" or "Ten" throughout pre-production, it looks like the latter, more boring title is sticking. But the next effort in the Arnold Schwarzenegger comeback/post-Governator career -- which will kick off with his first leading role in years in "The Last Stand" next year -- finds him sticking to the action genre he knows. But the first pic of him in character from the set leaves us asking a lot of questions, starting with: is he in a ska band now?

'Die Hard,' 'The Rock,' 'Full Metal Jacket' & More: 5 Films Arnold Schwarzenegger Could Have Starred In

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 8, 2012 2:34 PM
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The latest issue of Empire is simply overflowing with great material if you're a fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger. There's a major interview, "Working With Arnie"; a feature about his weapons of choice and one-liners; "Exploring Predator" an awesome in-depth play-by-play about his seminal alien-in-the-jungle picture; "Surviving Commando" a movie that the magazine calls his most off-the-chain; and "Arnie Killed Me," a column tracking down all the bit-actors who were offed by Arnie in his various films. If you are at all a Schwarzenegger fan, the issue is a must.

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