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Thursday Evening Box Office: "The Transporter Refueled" Moves Modest $365K

11:32 AM 9/4/2015 by Senh Duong
The Transporter Refueled
Last night, “The Transporter Refueled” received a modest $365K from action fans, according to Variety. Whenever these evening screening figures are less than a million, it’s nothing to write home about. The trade publication uses another Luc Besson production, “3 Days to Kill,” as a comparison. The Kevin Costner vehicle pulled in $325K in evening screenings and ended up with a weekend sum of $12M, a respectable opening for Costner nowadays.

"The Transporter Refueled" Still Running Low on Rotten Tomatoes

10:24 AM 9/4/2015 by Senh Duong
Ed Skrein in "The Transporter Refueled"
Critics, who were divided on “The Transporter” franchise, are united on their reviews of the reboot. The gauge on Rotten Tomatoes for “The Transporter Refueled” is at a near-empty 16%. The consensus on the reviews site reads, “The Transporter Refueled has little to offer beyond a handful of decent action sequences, leaving this reboot's title feeling more like wishful thinking than a restatement of purpose.”

"Furious 7" Breaks Open the Gates of the Summer Movie Season

1:43 PM 4/1/2015 by Senh Duong
Paul Walker in "Furious 7"
First things first: Paul Walker would be proud of this. It’s an action franchise that will please its huge and ever-growing fanbase. He gets to go two rounds with Thai martial arts star Tony Jaa and gets the last laugh. Not a bad way to go. Overall, Walker’s scenes are quite seamless.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past:" Best-Ever "X-Men" Scores Best-Ever Box Office

10:39 AM 5/23/2014 by Senh Duong
Hugh Jackman in "X-Men: Days of Future Past"
A couple of days ago, Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the sequel to “X-Men: First Class” that unites popular cast members from the entire franchise, scored a near perfect 94% on Rotten Tomatoes. I was thinking it can’t possibly stay that high by the time it opens today; my prediction was mid to high 80s.

Tony Jaa Resumes Production on "Fast and Furious 7"

5:09 PM 3/20/2014 by Senh Duong
Vin Diesel and Tony Jaa in "Fast and Furious 7"
According to an interview with Action Elite, international action star Tony Jaa will rejoin the cast in June to finish his scenes for Fast and Furious 7. He had already shot some scenes with the late Paul Walker, and those scenes will apparently be kept in the film -- looks like the producers will try to preserve as much footage with Walker as they can to celebrate and honor him.

Sahamongkol Tries to Block Tony Jaa from Taking "Fast and Furious 7" Role

10:49 AM 9/9/2013 by Senh Duong
Tony Jaa in "Tom Yum Goong 2"
Thai film studio Sahamongkol, producers of Tony Jaa’s “Ong Bak” and “The Protector,” is suing the action star for breach of contract when he signed on to a role in the action franchise “Fast and Furious 7.” According to Twitch, the studio claims that Jaa has a newly signed ten-year contract with them, and he does not have their permission to make his Hollywood debut.
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Schwarzenegger Joins Expendables 3

ign.com – Just yesterday we heard from Arnold Schwarzenegger that filming on Terminator 5 was expected to begin this January. And now the actor has confirmed that he will be starring in The Expendables 3 along with Sylvester Stallone. He will reportedly start shooting the action sequel in August in Los Angeles.

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Schwarzenegger says he will be a cyborg, not a human, in Terminator 5

joblo.com – On the heels of the news that TERMINATOR 5 may be heading to Paramount to begin filming in 2014 comes the latest news on the character Arnold Schwarzenegger will play in the latest sequel to the James Cameron classic. 5 years 18 weeks ago via brucelee
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'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' First Trailer: Meet the Dragon (Video)

feedproxy.google.com – The first trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second installment of Peter Jackson's trilogy, has officially debuted. The two-minute trailer features plenty of elves -- including the return of Orlando Bloom as Legolas, and the debut of Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel -- but the real highlight is the first look at Smaug, the deadly dragon. 5 years 18 weeks ago via donnieyen
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8 New High-Resolution Images from THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

collider.com – Hot on the heels of today's teaser trailer debut, Warner Bros. has released a batch of new high-resolution images from director Peter Jackson’s sequel The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. These photos pretty much lay out the main characters from the second entry in the trilogy adaptation of the beloved J.R.R.

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