Tag: vindiesel

Review: BLOODSHOT Gives Vin Diesel the Next, Not-So-Great Franchise Starter

Vin Diesel, Eiza Gonzalez and Guy Pearce star in the comic-book adaptation, directed by Dave Wilson.

BLOODSHOT: Vin Diesel Got Them Bloodshot Eyes in New Trailer

As I watched the latest trailer for the latest Vin Diesel-starring super-powered action-adventure, I began humming "Bette Davis Eyes" to myself. It's always a pleasure to see Guy Pierce on screen; he's certain to bring a measured humanity to his...

Review: THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS Hits the Accelerator

Vin Diesel and his gang are back for yet another round of supercharged ridonkulousness with The Fate of the Furious, the eighth film in the ever-expanding, infectious cars and crime franchise. Like a boisterous but fun relative who keeps rolling...

Review: XXX: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE Is Legitimately Expendable

Vin Diesel resurrects extreme sports secret agent Xander Cage for this belated third entry in the xXx franchise, 12 years after Ice Cube last carried the torch for counter-culture covert operatives. Boasting a large international ensemble and a globe-trotting espionage...

Review: BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK Goes Nowhere

No, this isn’t a movie about someone who’s had too much to drink in the first half, and then has trouble locating a restroom during the break. Although that may’ve been a better film. As we're now two years beyond the surprisingly...

Pretty Packaging: THE IRON GIANT Gets A Giant Boxset

In 1999, Warner Brothers was regretting its investment in its own animation studio, and was already planning an exit strategy for it. One of the smaller titles still being released was Brad Bird's The Iron Giant, about a boy who,...

Donnie Yen In, Jet Li Out Of XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE

Vin Diesel posted the above photo a couple of hours ago on Facebook, welcoming Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen to the cast of XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage, the reboot of the other action franchise Diesel launched with...

CONFIRMED: Tony Jaa, Jet Li and Deepika Padukone Join Vin Diesel In XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE

[The Hollywood Reporter have just confirmed the news originally reported here January 1, 2016 with word that Jet Li's deal for the film is now officially closed.]That Vin Diesel's New Year's Resolution involves punching a lot of people in the...

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: Kurt Russell To Be Offered Role Of Chris Pratt's Father?

Sources close to The Wrap are saying that Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight) will be offered the role of Chris Pratt's father in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the sequel to Marvel's breakout hit from the Summer of 2014....

Review: THE LAST WITCH HUNTER, A Brightly Burning Candle

A good, fun ride for what it is, The Last Witch Hunter is the kind of movie that starts to fall apart as soon as the credits roll. Perhaps the closest, easiest comparison is to Tommy Wirkola's Hansel & Gretel:...

FAST AND FURIOUS 8: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON's F. Gary Grey Enters Exclusive Talks To Take Over Franchise

After, what, a day of speculation on which director would take over the franchise, THR is reporting that Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray has entered into exclusive talks with Universal to take over the 'we can print our...

Destroy All Monsters: Universal's Monster Movies Ate The Summer Of 2015

Earlier this month Universal took the record for the fastest studio to the $2 billion mark (domestically) in any given year. This isn't particularly surprising - Universal has ruled the roost since Furious 7 came out in April, with an...

Destroy All Monsters: Dudes With Feelings In FURIOUS 7

I suppose the reason we continue to tolerate - all right, adore - the Fast and the Furious franchise is the degree to which it's simply so amiably palms-up about everything. It knows what it's about, and based on the...

The Many Faces Of Paul Walker

Astute people may have noticed that there is a new Fast and the Furious film in cinemas. It's the seventh in its franchise, it's called Furious 7, and it has either arrived in your hometown or will soon (even if...

Review: FURIOUS 7, Super-Charged And Super-Sized

Big, loud, macho cool. It took some convincing to get me to believe that there was anything more to the Fast & Furious series than that. By the time part five rolled around, I had still never seen one of these...

*UPDATED* Sahamongkol Blocks FURIOUS 7 From Release In Thailand Over Tony Jaa Contract Dispute

[Engines are revving with news that Thailand's Civil Court has struck down the injunction against releasing Furious 7 following an appeal filed by Jaa, Universal and UIP.]The ongoing drama between Thai star Tony Jaa and Sia Jiang - the head...

In The New FURIOUS 7 Trailer You Will Believe Cars Can Fly

There probably aren't many action cinema fans out there that don't believe the Fast & Furious franchise can pretty much do anything it wants to do... and do it well. But if not, the following trailer should prove any doubters...

FURIOUS 7: Big Game Spot Takes Crazy To A Whole 'Nother Level

So as the Big Game goes on tonight we get our godly share of Big Game promos and the one for Furious 7 is just bonkers. Bonkers in such a good way. Vin Diesel jumping from one building to another in...

J Hurtado's Top 10 Movie Memories Of 2014

Here we go again!My standard admonition about my own lists is that these are, in no way AT ALL, the best movies of the year. They are the ones that gave me the biggest thrills, made me think, made me...

This First FURIOUS 7 Trailer Makes You Wish Your Family Was Like This

So. The first trailer for the seventh film in the Fast and the Furious franchise dropped like an atomic bomb today! If there were any concerns that the departure of Justin Lin, who, let's be honest here, turned this franchise...