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May 11, 2012

Hello all. Mark here

I normally don’t post about movie news. However, this week there has been a plethora of cool/random news in movie land I wanted to share.

Fast Six casts new bad guy

The Fast movies are not known for their bad guys. The most memorable is Cole Hauser and his rat bucket torture. However, he was easily foiled by the “bruhs.”

Luke Evans (Immortals, The Raven) is set to be the bad guy after Jason Statham turned down the role.

He will be the leader of a rival gang that is going for the same heist. What follows will be extremely expensive stuff blowing up.

I expect three things when I watch a Fast film:

1. Paul Walker and Tyrese saying “bruh, bra or bro” at least 700 times.

2. Massive property damage and zero deaths.

3. Life lived a quarter mile at a time.

Fast Six also added  Haywire star Gina Carano to hopefully battle a returning Michelle Rodriguez. If you’ve watched Haywire you know that Carano can throw down.

I love the Fast and the Furious series. A rip off of Point Break became an international hit that matured with age. The series went to Tokyo, killed off characters (Han) and brought them back. I can’t wait to see what Justin Lin continues to do with this insane series.

Sidenote: I love that Han was killed off in Tokyo Drift and brought back because he is so popular. My girlfriend and I loved the Sung Kang/Gal Gadot relationship.

New Villain added to A Good Day to Die Hard

Cole Hauser has the joined the cast as a baddie. If you watched 2 Fast 2 Furious you would know Hauser has the chops to be a ridiculous bad guy in a crazy film series. It is always a shame when you play a bad guy in a world that Hans Gruber inhabited. I’m hoping Hauser will have more to do than Timothy Olyphants well dressed cyber hacker in Live Free or Die Hard. I like Olyphant a lot but he mostly looked into computers and talked to Bruce Willis on the phone. I’m hoping Hauser will get his hands dirty like Gruber did.

A Good Day features Willis teaming up with his son to battle international bad guys and destroy lots of property.

The son will be played by Jai Courtney (Spartacus) A Fox executive recently said that Courtney was a “badder ass than John McClane.” If he is in fact a “badder ass” then I’m certain this film will blow up many things gratuitously

This is random but did anyone ever think about how much property damage there was in Live Free or Die Hard? Jets explode, bridges collapse and entire factories go boom. The damage was easily in the billions. I’ve never seen more property damage in a film before.

First trailer and poster for Gangster Squad

Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, 30 Minutes or Less) has assembled a dream team of thespians to play cops and mobsters. The cast includes Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Anthony Mackie and Giovanni Ribisi and Michael Pena  The movie looks to be a blast of 1940s gangster with a plethora of tommy gun action. I’m hoping comedy maestro Fleischer blend his wonderful visual style and well written characters into a world of mayhem and funny accents.

Here are three things I want to see:

1. Giovanni Ribisi’s newest squirrely character.

2. I’m Hoping Michael Pena plays the same character from 30 Seconds or Less. He was the best part of a decent film.

3. The line “I believe you, but my tommy gun don’t!”

4.  James Franco with corn rows.

Remember when they were trying to make James Franco an action star? I’m glad those days are over. The reason is now we get some truly oddball Franco characters (Pineapple Express, The Oscars). The pictures of a corn rowed James have been making the rounds on all the movie websites. From what I’ve read Franco is playing a drug dealer who bails out a bunch of spring breakers who tried to knock off a store to fund a week-long bender. You gotta appreciate the oddness of the Franco. I’m not ure about the rest of this film but I’m certain the marketing team has captured the teenage/college male demographics.

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