RED 2 Blu-ray Review

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Red 2 is a very obvious film.  It’s pleasant enough, but you know what you’re getting, which is old actors engaging in Bond-esque behavior.  It’s all fluffy and light, and seems geared towards Sunday afternoon cable viewing.  On that level it delivers.  But whether it’s demeaning or charming that so many talented performers are doing something so beneath them is up to the viewer.  Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren lead the cast and my review of Red 2 follows after the jump.

Mary-Louise Parker Talks R.I.P.D., Go-Go Boots, Not Watching Breaking Bad, Being a ‘Thinking Man’s Sex Symbol,’ Missing Nancy Botwin, and More

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The Rest in Peace Department officers are the ones taking down the Deados, but there’s no chance anything would get done properly with out the guidance of Mary-Louise Parker’s Proctor. Armed with a killer pair of go-go boots and a bottle of Fresco, Proctor whips Ryan Reynolds’ Nick Walker into shape within minutes of being shot dead and shipped off to the R.I.P.D., the afterlife law enforcement agency responsible for bringing those who refuse to pass on when their time is up to justice.

With R.I.P.D. due for a wide release on Friday, July 19th, Parker hit the press circuit in New York City and sat down for a press conference to discuss what drew her to the project, the chance to reunite with her RED director, Robert Schwentke, and the “weird” picture that inspired Proctor’s look. Parker also enlightened us on her upcoming run on Broadway, her preference for theater, longing for Weeds, and, rather randomly, watching Good Luck Charlie instead of Breaking Bad. You can catch all of that and more after the jump.

Mary-Louise Parker Talks RED 2, Getting in on the Action, Collecting Nude Portraits of Other Actresses, and More

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Dean Parisot’s (Galaxy Quest) action-comedy sequel Red 2 opens this weekend.  The follow-up pits ex-CIA operative Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) against Victoria (Helen Mirren) when MI6 greenlights his assassination as Interpol’s “Most Wanted.”  All the while, Moses and his team must work to track down a missing nuclear device.  For more on the film, watch these six clips and the trailer.  Red 2 also stars John Malkovich, Mary-Louise ParkerCatherine Zeta-JonesByung Hun Lee, and Anthony Hopkins.

At the recent New York City press junket, I landed an exclusive video interview with Mary-Louise Parker.  She talked about the success of the first film and getting to make the sequel, whether she was excited to finally get in on the action, how things changed on set, and her collection of nude portraits.  Hit the jump to watch.

New Featurette for R.I.P.D. Starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds

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Universal has released a new featurette for the action-comedy R.I.P.D. The film stars Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds as two deceased lawmen who now work for the “Rest in Peace Department”, and are tasked with apprehending the souls of dead criminals that refuse to face final judgment.  The featurette has got some new footage, and keeps making the flick look like it could be a fun ride, especially with Bridges basically playing a cartoon cowboy.

Hit the jump to check out the featurette, and be sure to enter our giveaway for the movie.  The film also stars Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Bacon, Marisa Miller, and James HongR.I.P.D. opens in 3D on July 19th.

New Images from R.I.P.D. Featuring Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon and Mary-Louise Parker

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Just a couple week’s away from opening in theaters, we’ve got 10 new images from Robert Schwentke’s R.I.P.D. to share with you today.  Adapted from Peter M. Lenkov’s graphic novel, the action comedy centers on the newly-deceased Detective Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds) and his veteran partner Sheriff Roy Pulsifer (Jeff Bridges) as officers of the Rest in Peace Department.  Tasked with keeping angry souls of the dead from interfering with the world of the living, the pair must learn to work together in order to prevent Hell on Earth.

Also starring Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Bacon, Marisa Miller and James Hong, R.I.P.D. opens July 19th.  Hit the jump to check out the new images from R.I.P.D.

Watch 6 Clips From RED 2 Starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Helen Mirren

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With the Red 2 press junket happening in New York City this weekend, Summit has provided us with six clips for director Dean Parisot’s (Galaxy Quest) upcoming action-comedy sequel.  The spy follow-up pits ex-CIA operative Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) against Victoria (Helen Mirren) when MI6 greenlights his assassination as Interpol’s “Most Wanted.”  All the while, Moses and his team work to track down a missing nuclear device.  The new clips continue to make the film look like a lot of fun, especially with regards to the very promising interplay between the pic’s talented cast members.

Hit the jump to watch the clips.  The film also stars John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung Hun Lee, and Anthony HopkinsRed 2 opens on July 19th.

New Posters for THE LONE RANGER, RED 2, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, and I, FRANKENSTEIN [Updated]

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New posters have been released from The Lone Ranger, Red 2, Star Trek Into Darkness, and I, Frankenstein.  Briefly, The Lone Ranger international poster has the Lone Ranger in danger of falling into Helena Bonham Carter‘s cleavage, the gang is all there in the Red 2 poster, the Enterprise is still seriously screwed in the latest poster for Star Trek Into Darkness, and then there’s the first poster for I, Frankenstein.  It’s a “motion poster”, but it will be holographic when you see it at your local theater.  It doesn’t have a close-up of Aaron Eckhart as the monster, but at a distance, he’s the most handsome iteration of the creature to date.

Hit the jump to check out the posters.  The Lone Ranger opens on July 3rd.  Red 2 opens July 19th.  Star Trek Into Darkness opens in IMAX 3D on Wednesday and in 2D and 3D on Thursday.  I, Frankenstein opens in 3D on January 24th. [Update: The Star Trek Into Darkness poster was not approved by the studio, and we have removed it at their request.]

New Posters for STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, CBGB and RED 2

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Okay, so we just featured these same movies in a poster article yesterday, but the posters are new … I promise!

  • Star Trek Into Darkness – The last character poster from J.J. Abrams’ sequel is for  Dr. Carol Marcus (Alice Eve). Star Trek Into Darkness opens May 17th.
  • Red 2 – Today’s poster features Mary-Louise Parker.  The Dean Parisot-directed sequel stars  Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins and Byung-hun Lee.  Red 2 opens July 19th.
  • CBGB – Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters is featured on today’s poster. Chronicling the quest of Hilly Kristal (Alan Rickman) to turn a small club into the legendary punk venue, CBGB also stars  Ashley Greene, Malin Akerman, Johnny GaleckiRupert Grint, and Stana Katic.

Hit the jump for the posters and synopses.

New Trailer for RED 2 Starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Helen Mirren

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Summit Entertainment has released a new trailer for director Dean Parisot’s (Galaxy Quest) action-comedy sequel Red 2.  The spy follow-up pits ex-CIA operative Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) against Victoria (Helen Mirren) when MI6 greenlights his assassination as Interpol’s “Most Wanted.”  This trailer introduces us to the film’s new characters, as Anthony Hopkins plays a living MacGuffin (similar to John Hurt‘s character in Crystal Skull) and Catherine Zeta-Jones plays an old flame of Willis’ character who joins the group to combat a common enemy.  Byung Hun Lee appears to bring some freshness to the film’s action sequences, and the humorous tone is spot-on thanks to the sensibilities of Parisot.  All in all, Red 2 looks to be quite the fun ride.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Mary-Louise Parker and John MalkovichRed 2 opens on July 19th.

First Trailer for R.I.P.D. Starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges [Updated with New Images]

by     Posted 1 year, 129 days ago

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Universal Pictures has released first trailer for director Robert Schwentke’s (Red) adaptation of the Dark Horse comic R.I.P.D.  The supernatural actioner stars Ryan Reynolds as a newly deceased cop who joins a group of undead officers in the “Rest In Peace Department” to help combat a rising force of nefarious corpses.  The trailer has a very strong Men in Black vibe, as Reynolds’ “new to death” rookie is introduced to this new supernatural world by his partner, a colorful veteran R.I.P.D. member played by Jeff Bridges.  There’s a nice mix of humor and action on display in this debut trailer, and the chemistry between Bridges and Reynolds—which one imagines is the make or break aspect of the film—looks quite promising.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer and see the new images.  The film also stars Kevin Bacon, Mary Louise-Parker, Stephanie Szostak, Marissa Miller, and James HongR.I.P.D. opens in 3D on July 19th in the U.S. and on August 30th in the U.K.

New Poster for RED 2 Features the Backsides of Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Helen Mirren, and More

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Summit Entertainment has unveiled a new poster for director Dean Parisot’s (Galaxy Quest) upcoming sequel Red 2.  The spy follow-up pits ex-CIA operative Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) against Victoria (Helen Mirren) when MI6 greenlights his assassination as Interpol’s “Most Wanted.”  Mary-Louise Parker and John Malkovich reprise their characters from the first film as they’re joined by a bevy of newcomers that includes Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung Hun Lee, and Anthony Hopkins.  This poster asks onlookers to test their knowledge of the aforementioned actors’ backsides, as the assembled cast is shown facing the opposite direction and striking some rather intimidating poses.

Hit the jump to take a look at the new poster.  Red 2 opens on August 2nd.

First Trailer and Poster for RED 2 Starring Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich

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The retired and extremely dangerous gang from Red return in this new teaser trailer for Red 2.  Directed by Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest), the spy sequel pits ex-CIA operative Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) against Victoria (Helen Mirren) when MI6 greenlights his assassination as Interpol’s “Most Wanted.”  Mary-Louise Parker and John Malkovich return in fine form, providing some of the funnier moments in the new trailer.  Joining the sequel will be Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung Hun Lee and Anthony HopkinsRed 2 opens August 2, 2013.  Hit the jump to check out the teaser trailer and poster for Red 2.

First Official Images from THE HANGOVER PART III and RED 2; Todd Phillips Says HANGOVER 3 Is Alan’s Story

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Though we’ve seen set photos aplenty from the anticipated upcoming sequels The Hangover Part III and Red 2, the first official images from both films have now landed online.  The images from the third and presumably final entry in the Hangover trilogy promise more madness, as we see an Abbey Road-ish pic of The Wolfpack (ie. Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha, and Bradley Cooper) set against the silhouette of Las Vegas.  Though we’ll definitely see the group travel back to Vegas in the sequel, the city is “just one of their stops,” so we’re (hopefully) not in for yet another rehash of the first film.

As for the Red sequel, Galaxy Quest helmer Dean Parisot steps into the director’s chair this time around, and this first image gives us a look at Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, and John Malkovich striking the “cool guys don’t look at explosions” pose.  Hit the jump to check out images from both films and for story details regarding The Hangover 3 from director Todd PhillipsThe Hangover Part III opens on May 24, 2013, while Red 2 hits theaters on August 2, 2013.

New Images from the Set of RED 2 Featuring Bruce Willis, Anthony Hopkins, and Mary Louise-Parker

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Production is currently underway on the action-comedy sequel Red 2 in London (doubling for Moscow), and some new images from the set have surfaced.  Galaxy Quest helmer Dean Parisot directs this time around, as the first film’s cast of Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary Louise-Parker, and Helen Mirren is joined by newcomers Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins, and Byung-Hun.  We previously saw some set photos that featured Zeta-Jones, but this new batch gives us our first look at Hopkins in character alongside Willis, Malkovich, and Louise-Parker.

Hit the jump to check out the set photos.  The film also stars David Thewlis and Neal McDonoughRed 2 opens on August 2nd, 2013. [Update: We've removed the unofficial images.]

New Set Photos from WOLVERINE Reveal Silver Samurai and Logan’s Claws, New and Returning Cast of RED 2 and Josh Brolin in Spike Lee’s OLDBOY Remake

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New set photos for James Mangold’s The Wolverine, Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake and Dean Parisot’s Red 2 have emerged today.  From Wolvie, we don’t get more shots of star Hugh Jackman, but we get a glimpse of Silver Samurai and of the actor playing him (Will Yun Lee).  There’s also a stuntman on hand to unleash the first look at Logan’s claws in action.  The Oldboy images put star Josh Brolin front and center and shirtless for the most part.  Red 2 shows off previous cast members Bruce Willis, John Malkovich and Mary-Louise Parker as well as new additions, Catherine Zeta-Jones and David Thewlis.  Pay special attention to Malkovich’s insane attire (he’s fabulous).

The Wolverine bows on July 26th, 2013. Lee’s Oldboy, also starring Samuel L. Jackson and Elizabeth Olsen, opens sometime next year. Red 2 is slated for an August 2nd, 2013 release.  Hit the jump to see the set photos. [Update: We've removed the unofficial images.]

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