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Review: Even With Standard Weapons 'The November Man' Still Excites What's that? Pierce Brosnan needs a new action franchise now, 12 years after his James Bond stint ended? There's a series of novels ripe for the action genre taking that would suit him perfectly? Let's make that deal. But The November Man, from the novels by Bill Granger, ends up being more than a run-of-the-mill spy thriller. Aided by some superb action directing from Roger Donaldson and a nice turn from its charismatic lead, the film trumps most of the recently standard "old guy in an action flick" turns we've gotten.

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Resumes Production

6:31 PM 8/28/2014 by Jeff Giles
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Even before Harrison Ford accidentally shut down production on Star Wars: Episode VII by getting his leg crushed on the Millennium Falcon, speculation ran rampant regarding director J.J. Abrams' rumored reluctance to meet or agree to Disney's demands for a December 2015 release date. Once Ford was laid up for weeks, many wondered whether the studio might be forced to bump the highly anticipated follow-up to 1983's Return of the Jedi.

Lionsgate Ordell (Mos Def) and Louis (John Hawkes) have planned the perfect kidnapping. Their target is Mickey (Jennifer Aniston), wife to a sketchy businessman named Frank (Tim Robbins) who’s hiding a fortune in a secret bank account. The plan is simple. Kidnap Mickey, tell Frank to pay the ransom if he ever wants to see his wife again and then retire in style. But they never considered the possibility that Frank might not want his wife back. Chronology is a funny thing.

‘The November Man’ Review: The Spy Who Came In from the Old Folks’ Home Relativity Media One of the absolute best spy thrillers of the past three decades is the Kevin Costner-led No Way Out. Seriously. If you haven’t seen it, or haven’t seen it in a while, go watch it again and marvel at its sharp script, fantastic action set-pieces and electric performances from all involved. Plus Iman!

Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: August 24th, 2014 One comic book adaptation reclaimed the top spot at the box office this weekend, while another flopped big time. Returning to the top spot after two weeks at number 2 is Guardians of the Galaxy with $17.6 million. As is typically the case with Marvel features, Guardians used a weekend highlighted by underperformers to make its play for the top spot yet again. Thus far, the film has grossed $251 million domestic (#3) and $489 million worldwide (#10), and is the highest grossing movie of the summer.

James Bond 24 Looking for an Iconic Henchman? The James Bond 24 production is looking to cast an iconic henchman, says MI6. According to the site, Daniel Craig's 007 will be facing a "physically imposing henchman" in the November 6, 2015.

‘Sin City: Dame to Kill For’ Takes Bullet to Gut at Box Office The gritty and stylishly violent sequel “Frank Miller‘s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” took a bullet to the gut at the box office this weekend. Checking in nearly a decade after the original, the R-rated “A Dame to Kill For” mustered just $6.4 million over the weekend.

'The November Man' Will Get a Sequel Thus far, the reviews for Pierce Brosnan's upcoming action thriller The November Man have been pretty awful -- and the movie hasn't even opened yet -- but clearly, Relativity Media like what they have on their hands here, because according to Brosnan, the studio is already moving ahead with a sequel. read more

Review: 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For' Starring Jessica Alba, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin, Eva Green And More When Robert Rodriguez’s original "Sin City" was released way back in 2005, the VFX-heavy neo-noir felt like something genuinely groundbreaking – a comic book adaptation so faithful to the source material and its striking visuals that the comic's creator Frank Miller received a co-directing credit. Rodriguez and Miller didn't so much translate sequences from Miller's beloved cult series as they practically cut and pasted them out of the graphic novel, positioning them in arresting tableaus Xeroxed straight from the books.

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Posted August 20th, 2014 by Binh Ngo

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