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Review: THE EQUALIZER 2 Fails to Equal the Original Film

Wrested away from the hazy hallowed (now hollow) halls of 1980’s television memory, and reimagined for the big screen by filmmaker Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Magnificent Seven) and superstar Denzel Washington, The Equalizer saga continues to unfold in this...

Gamera Obscura: How THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Improves on SEVEN SAMURAI

Neither the first nor, surely, the last person to argue how Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven remake changes everything by changing the core story to one of revenge, I’ll strive to be original by contending that “everything,” in this case,...

Review: THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Shoots for Remake Glory

When you put the word “magnificent” in the title of your movie, you’d really better be able to live up to it. Except, in the case of director Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven, the very title's been done before. For...

Antoine Fuqua in Talks to Direct a New SCARFACE Film

Deadline reported this afternoon that Antoine Fuqua is in talks to helm another 're-imagining' of a contemporary American classic. The director of the upcoming The Magnificent Seven film may take a stab at updating a gangster favorite, Scarface.   The...

Second MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Trailer Arrives And - Again - Is Way Better Than Expected

Okay, Antoine Fuqua, you got me. You can have my money. And probably my kid's money, too, which is also my money. Because as promised by the first teaser, this new trailer for The Magnificent Seven just looks like way...

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Trailer Delivers Exactly As Expected

So, when word broke that Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt were set to star in a remake of The Magnificent Seven directed by Antoine Fuqua quite a lot of people undoubdetly had a picture in their minds of exactly what...

LONDON HAS FALLEN Trailer: "I Want You To Kill Me." Whatever You Say, Mr. President!

The unluckiest American president in history returns in a new trailer for London Has Fallen, which lays waste to a great city and gives a bunch of good actors an opportunity to earn some pocket change. Gerard Butler also returns...

Review: SOUTHPAW Fights Itself To A Draw

Movies about boxers enjoyed a revival in the 1970s, marked by the popularity of Rocky, a well-made tale about an underdog getting a shot at the title, and the artistry of Raging Bull, which depicted the savagery of the sport...

MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: Peter Sarsgaard In Talks To Take Villainous Lead

Variety is reporting that Peter Sarsgaard is in talks to take on the role of villain in Antonie Fuqua's interpretation of The Magnificent Seven. Sarsgaard will be joining Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Nofrio, Haley Bennett and Luke Grimes...

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: Vincent D'Onofrio In Talks To Be The Villain

Variety is reporting that Vincent D'Onofrio is in talks to play the bad guy in Antoine Fuqua's interpretation of the western The Magnificent Seven. Fuqua is shoring up his cast as production is expected to begin within the next month. Denzel Washington...

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: Ethan Hawke Is In Talks To Join Antoine Fuqua's Western

Predestination and Boyhood's Ethan Hawke is in talks to re-team with his Training Day partner, Denzel Washington, in Antoine Fuqua's interpretation of The Magnificent Seven, according to a report at Variety. Chris Pratt and Haley Bennett are already attached to the project. ...

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: Haley Bennett Takes Lead Female Role

Deadline reported yesterday that Haley Bennett has landed the lead female role and reunite with The Equalizer's Antoine Fuqua and his go at The Magnificent Seven. She joins Denzel Washinton and Chris Pratt.In the pic, a town is taken over by...

Toronto 2014 Review: THE EQUALIZER, A Quietly-Assured Thriller For The Masses

Cool and slick -- no, no, let's make that uber-cool and uber-slick -- while also being uber-warm -- yet wistful, kind to strangers and hostile to unrepentant criminals who ignore "stop that, please," Robert McCall is a superhero for the...

Denzel Washington And Antoine Fuqua In Talks For MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Remake

Word from the land of remakes, and Variety, is that Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua are the latest talent to have received offers from MGM to take the reins on their remake of The Magnificent Seven. Washington and Fuqua have already...

Review: WHITE HOUSE DOWN Lacks Colour, Depth

Way back several weeks ago, somewhere near the Ides of March, a magical little film was released about a bunch of terrorists taking over the White House. It was big, brash, bold and sometimes quite preposterous, but there wasn't a...

AnarchyVision: Talking SPRING BREAKERS, ADMISSION, and OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN

This week saw a bunch of films worth talking about, including what for me is the first non-awful Harmony Korine film Spring Breakers, the innocuous and thus disappointing Admission, and the best goddamn movie of the weekend, Olympus Has Fallen...

Review: I've Fallen For OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN

I think the only proper way to fully convey the power, the majesty, the sheer awesomeness of Olympus Has Fallen is to do so with the same level of bombastic hyperbole that the film exhibits. It's as if the...

Butler and Freeman Talk Terrorism in OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN Featurette

Happy holiday weekend most of North America! Up here in Canada various provinces have a holiday Monday and south of the 49th Parallel our friends in the States will have Presidents Day! What better way to kick off the festivities...

Handsome Bodyguard Protects Handsomer President. OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN Trailer

In recent years, ever since Sylvester Stallone brought back John Rambo from hibernation, 80's and 90's beefcake action seems to be back in vogue and I for one applaud that trend.The ever popular "Die Hard in a..." genre of action films...