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Month: January 2018

FILM REVIEW: ACTS OF VIOLENCE Exhibits A Wanton Adulation of Mayhem

Bruce Willis is back in familiar territory in the shoot ‘em up, knock ‘em down action thriller Acts of Violence. The film, about the bloody encounters that follow the kidnapping Roman’s (Ashton Holmes) girlfriend, is a passing of the torch of sorts for the famed action actor. He plays the staid cop, Detective James Avery, hamstrung by his position from taking actions against the gangsters into his own hands. It is not familiar territory for the star, and the film undoubtedly belongs to its other, more virile actors, including Holmes but principally X-Men star Shawn Ashmore as his brother...

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BLACK WIDOW Standalone Movie Gets Screenwriter

Variety reports that Marvel Studios is moving forward with a standalone Black Widow movie starring Scarlett Johansson. Screenwriter Jac Schaeffer has been tapped to write the screenplay. According to inside sources, the film “is still very early development, as the film has no greenlight, but naming a writer is the closest the studio has come to moving forward on a standalone pic.” Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige conducted multiple meetings with several screenwriters before eventually deciding on Schaeffer, and Marvel executives apparently met with Johansson to discuss what she wanted from a “Black Widow” film. Jac Schaeffer is an...

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New TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES Trailer

I am not sure if I should cry or laugh with joy but another spoof upon a spoof us only a few months away, and you can now check out the 90 second trailer for Teen Titans GO! To The Movies. The premise is that these superhero teens now play different comic characters but quickly all devolve into playing Wonder Woman because that is who “everybody loves.” Do not expect much beyond teen humor–about a quarter of the short trailer is occupied with an extensive fart. The Teen Titans do promise in their tagline that that is the movie...

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Exclusive Interview With ACTS OF VIOLENCE Star Ashton Holmes

We had a chat with Ashton Holmes, who you may remember from A History of Violence or the CW series Nikita, about his upcoming collaboration with Bruce Willis, Acts of Violence. We chatted about the highly physical role, his favorite comic book movies, and which superhero he would play if he was ever cast in one! Read on… SplashReport: How did the ACTS OF VIOLENCE Project Come to You and How Did You Get Involved? Ashton Holmes: It’s sort of a long story I’ll try to keep it short and interesting. I was doing some work for [Producer] Brinton...

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GREEN LANTERN CORPS Film Still Planned But Does Anybody Care?

Splashers, The Green Lantern Corps. film is “still in the works,” according to David Goyer. The question is, “Who is excited about this news?” You’ve given us nothing to be excited for. With the exception of a sequel to Wonder Woman. And, that’s me going off rumors because I wasn’t excited about the first Wonder Woman. Should Ryan Reynolds‘ flick that disappointed be enough for people to want to see the Corps in action? Goyer confirmed the film is still coming when he spoke to IGN during the 2018 winter Television Critics Association press tour. When asked when fans can...

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