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Joe Cornish To Helm Spy Thriller 'Section 6,' Channing Tatum Eyes 'The Son' To Direct & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 19, 2014 10:20 AM
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Channing Tatum
Joe Cornish—Edgar Wright's frequent screenwriting partner—made a splash a few years ago with his feature-length directorial debut “Attack The Block” and since then he’s been rumored to take on films like the next “Star Trek” installment, but it seems the British director has thought it best to stick with original films.

Watch: Trailer For James Gray-Directed Sundance Channel Series 'The Red Road' Starring Jason Momoa

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 6, 2014 11:45 AM
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The Red Road
While HBO and AMC tend to get all the Golden Age Of TV glory, it might be time to start including Sundance Channel in the mix. Last year's "Top Of The Lake" was one of the best things we saw on either the big or small screen, and if the first teaser for "The Red Road" is anything to go by, it's going to be another fascinating, layered drama. And hell, we'll be watching simply because James Gray directed the first episode of the six episode long season.

Jason Momoa Joins 'Batman Vs. Superman' As Doomsday, Martian Manhunter Or Somebody Else Entirely

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • December 10, 2013 9:20 AM
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The most entertaining aspect of “Batman vs. Superman,” thus far, has been the fan reaction. The announcement of the project itself caused quite a stir, but when it was revealed Ben Affleck would play Batman, all hell broke loose… on the internet. Things seemed to have calmed down since, though the announcement that Wonder Woman would also be appearing in the film was also quite a surprise. Regardless, Warner Brothers and DC Comics remain unfettered, as they have just announced that Jason Momoa (“Conan the Barbarian”) is currently in negotiations to join the cast as well.

James Gray Heads To TV To Direct First Episode Of Sundance Channel's 'The Red Road' Starring Jason Momoa

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2013 12:33 PM
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It's a bit of a weird day of unlikely circles overlapping. David Fincher and Tyler Perry might collide for "Gone Girl," and now James Gray and Jason Momoa will be working together. Yes, really. The "Two Lovers" and "The Immigrant" filmmaker is the latest director to head to the world of television and it's for a project that certainly sounds like it has potential.

Jason Momoa In The Mix To Play Drax The Destroyer In 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 15, 2013 4:31 PM
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There was a moment, however fleeting, when Jason Momoa was supposed to be the next big thing. But then "Conan The Barbarian" came out, and it was awful and tanked, and the only thing the actor has done since was Sylvester Stallone's "Bullet To The Head," which met a similar fate. But could a Marvel movie be in the cards?

Review: Walter Hill's Sylvester Stallone-Starrer 'Bullet To The Head' Is A Blast From The Past

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • January 30, 2013 6:57 PM
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About as unreconstructed as it's possible to get, Walter Hill's first feature in 10 years, "Bullet to the Head," finds the veteran action director utterly mired in the tropes of the '80s R-rated action film. And we enjoyed the hell out of it. With nothing but the Himalayan crags of Sylvester Stallone's face to suggest the last 30 years of filmmaking ever happened, Hill has -- crafted seems the wrong word -- rammed together an action movie in which the plot is laughable, the quips are quippy and the action nasty -- no graceful, balletic, parkour bullshit here, just guns, fists, explosives and, gloriously, axes. This is gristly, muscly action, Stallone's aging sinews standing up remarkably well to the task of dispatching opponents fleshily against concrete, steel and marble surfaces when he's not simply shooting them. There is absolutely nothing defensible about the movie's leering treatment of women, or the casual racism played frequently for laughs, or even the utter nihilism of its hero, but it's so patently unrepentant, and so oddly even-handed in having all of its characters seem mindbendingingly dumb, that it kind of gets a pass.

Watch: Sylvester Stallone & Jason Momoa Go To The Bathroom In Clip From 'Bullet To The Head'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2013 3:16 PM
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Oh yeah, this movie. We sorta forgot "Bullet To The Head" was even coming, and the marketing campaign seems to be...quiet...perhaps befitting of an early winter release. But with a week to go before it comes out, the push to get people to fork over their hard-earned cash is becoming more prominent.

New Images Of Sylvester Stallone, Jason Momoa & Christian Slater In Walter Hill's 'Bullet To The Head'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 19, 2012 11:05 AM
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While we didn’t have much hopes for the Walter Hill and Sylvester Stallone collaboration, “Bullet In The Head,” the film premiered at the Rome Film Festival last week and it made quite the impression on on our own Jessica Kiang who called it both "extraordinarily silly" yet a "geniunely fun" throwback to the mindless action flicks of the 1980s.. And now, a batch of new images have emerged for from the action film to give you a closer look.

The Rock Might Be A 'Badass For Hire'; Josh Holloway Numbers 'Ten' & Jason Momoa Hunts 'Wolves'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 27, 2012 3:26 PM
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With "The Expendables" and "Red" bringing the old people B-movie thing back into vogue, and while those films wink at '80s action movie conventions, "Dan Mintner: Badass For Hire" drives a truck through them. And who better to get on board than Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson? 

Empire Big Screen '11 Review: By Crom, 'Conan The Barbarian' Is Unbelievably Awful

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 16, 2011 10:00 AM
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For a good quarter of a century, since Arnie hung up his loincloth in 1984's "Conan The Destroyer," people have been trying to bring Robert E. Howard's pulp sword-and-sorcery hero back to the big screen, most notably in John Milius' unmade "King Conan," while The Wachowskis, Robert Rodriguez and Brett Ratner have also made various attempts at the material. Finally, he's returned for some rapin' and pillagin', thanks to Lionsgate and "Friday the 13th" director Marcus Nispel, with "Game of Thrones" star Jason Momoa as the Cimmerian. We caught the film's European premiere at Empire Big Screen tonight: was it worth the wait?

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