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Robert Rodriguez's Machete has some creative ways of killing bad guys. In his film debut, he decapitated three henchmen in one fell swoop, used a gun that was still grasped by someone else's severed hand, and riddled bad guys with bullets from a flying motorcycle.
So, in anticipation of "Machete Kills," we decided that a fitting tribute to the action hero would be GIFs of every single one of his kills in the first "Machete." Check them all out after the jump! Get More »
"Insidious: Chapter 2" may not have seemed like a particularly necessary sequel, but it justified its own existence this weekend by racking up an amazing $41.1 million according to Film.com.
Considering the horror flick was made for a paltry $5 million, it's safe to call "Insidious: Chapter 2" a runaway hit. Not so for Robert De Niro's latest paycheck film, "The Family," which managed only a so-so $14.5 million in its first weekend despite the presence of high profile co-stars Tommy Lee Jones and Michelle Pfieffer. Maybe next time Bob should try playing a mobster living in a haunted house instead. Just to mix things up.
For a full run down of the weekend's box office top ten, including numbers for returning hits "Riddick," "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and "We're the Millers," head to Film.com.
Both Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone got early career praise for their turns as big screen pugilists. De Niro nabbed his second Oscar win for portraying the complicated and oft vicious Jake La Motta in the now-classic Martin Scorsese film "Raging Bull" and Sly, well, he's still pumping out those "Rocky" movies, the first one of which earned him his only two Academy noms way back in '77.
When most people conjure up an image of Dianna Agron, it's one of her in the halls of McKinley High, the fictitious school whose corridors she graced on five seasons of "Glee." The hit Fox musical-soap opera hybrid made her a household name playing Quinn Fabray, launching her into feature roles such as "I Am Number Four." For her latest work, Agron is again in the halls of academe, but this time with a decidedly darker bent.
In Luc Besson's "The Family," Agron plays Belle, the teenage daughter of a mob family relocated to the rural French area of Normandy while under witness protection. She may have a new name to shield her from the enemies of her father (played by Robert De Niro), but she can't suppress the clever and brutal instincts that come from years of growing up the offspring of a hitman. Belle manages to rustle up trouble both physical (steal her pencil case and you'll live to regret it with a rearranged face) and romantic (the older math tutor she has her eye on is in for a wild ride).
Out Sept. 13, "The Family" also stars Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones and John D'Leo. NextMovie caught up with Agron in New York City prior to the film's release, where she shared her thoughts on how similar ballet dancing is to fight scenes, her favorite mob movies and why you just might catch her attention by calling her Bambi. Get More »
Sure producers accept the award when a movie wins Best Picture at the Oscars and get to say awesome things like "I'll make you a star, kid!," but what the hell does a producer actually do?
Well, the answer is sometimes everything from coordinating the script's development, financing and hiring the film's director ... and sometimes doing little beyond having a famous name and giving a thumbs-up at the movie's premiere. However, we're sure the following famous folks, who have had surprising producer credits on a variety of flicks, were more hands-on types when it came to getting these 13 movies made. Get More »
This week: See the beauty of a magical miniature world in the animated family film "Epic," which features the voices of Colin Farrell, Beyonce Knowles and many more.
Also new this week is this year's Best Foreign Language Film, "Amour"; Robert De Niro and John Travolta going mano a mano in "Killing Season"; and "Scary MoVie," the latest sequel in the unkillable horror spoof series. Get More »
This week: Saving the president, reclaiming the White House and averting a global nuclear war is all in a day's work for Gerard Butler in the action flick "Olympus Has Fallen," starring Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Aaron Eckhart and many more patriots in peril.
Also new this week is the horror sequel "Hatchet III" featuring some genre veterans, the rom-com "The Big Wedding" with a huge ensemble cast," and the Blu-ray debut of the original "The Muppet Movie." Get More »
Ever since "Harry Potter" made its big screen debut 12 years ago and started on its way to becoming the highest grossing films series of all time, every studio in Hollywood has been hard at work trying to find the next series of fantasy novels to adapt for the big screen. From "The Golden Compass" to "The Mortal Instruments" to "Percy Jackson
and [Ridiculously Long Subtitle]," no stone has gone un-turned in the quest for the magic ticket to box office fortune.
But for Disney, it turns out the answer may have been right under their nose the whole time, as the studio is (in a surprising turn of Tinseltown events) teaming up with The Weinstein Company to adapt Disney Publishing's bestselling "Artemis Fowl" series. Get More »
It's John Travolta's experimental facial hair and accent against Robert De Niro's flannel shirts and shotguns in "Killing Season," an action thriller set in the Appalachian Mountains.
Both of these guys are obviously screen legends, but they've both also seemingly had problems saying "no" to bad movies on occasion. Where this one will fall is anyone's guess until it hits on-demand outlets and theaters on July 12, but for now, it's fun watching them square off in this brand new trailer. De Niro plays a military vet sequestering himself away in the mountains who reluctantly becomes buddies with a European tourist (!) played by Travolta. Of course, as that beard should have signaled, Mr. Euro Tourist is up to no good.
Battling it out in rough mountain terrain, the two guys must go out it all Rambo/"Red Dawn" (the real one) style faster than one can yell "Wolverines!" Will Travis Bickle whip Vincent Vega? Probably not in a dance off, but maybe in a mountain gun battle.
When in doubt, Hollywood knows precisely what to do: Put Robert De Niro in a mobster movie and watch the master work. And pretty much any mob film will do, any role even. And, then, you know what? He'll make that piece look slick and fresh and hilarious and devastating 'cause that's what the Robert De Niro does.