Movie Review: WIDOWS

WIDOWS movie poster | ©2018 20th Century Fox

Rating: R Stars: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Carrie Coon, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, Garret Dillahunt, John Michael Hill, Jacki Weaver Writers: Gillian Flynn & Steve McQueen Director: Steve McQueen Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: November 16, 2018 WIDOWS started as a 1983 British miniseries written by Lydia LaPlante (creator of PRIME SUSPECT). It got a 2002 American remake as an ABC TV miniseries. Now director Steve McQueen and his co-writer Gillian Flynn have brought WIDOWS to the big screen in a new adaptation. It starts out tense and […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS movie poster | ©2017 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Charlize Theron, Kurt Russell, Nathalie Emmanuel, Luke Evans, Elsa Pataky, Kristofer Hivju, Scott Eastwood Writer: Chris Morgan, based on characters created by Gary Scott Thompson Director: F. Gary Gray Distributor: Universal Release Date: April 14, 2017 Let’s start with one big selling point of THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS. It has an extended sequence, roughly midpoint, where director F. Gary Gray and his amazing stunt and vehicle team do things with vehicles that haven’t been done quite this way before. (It’s also liable to […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FURIOUS 7

FURIOUS 7 | © 2015 Universal Studios

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Dwayne Johnson, Lucas Black, Kurt Russell, Nathalie Emmanuel, Djimon Hounsou Writer: Chris Morgan, based on characters created by Gary Scott Thompson Director: James Wan Distributor: Universal Release Date: April 3, 2015 Fair warning, just because this is not what one expects from a FAST & FURIOUS film: FURIOUS 7 ends with a thorough gut-punch that has nothing to do with what happens in the film. As is widely known, Paul Walker, who plays FAST & FURIOUS series stalwart Brian O’Conner, died in […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos of VIN DIESEL as he gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Vin Diesel at the Vin Diesel honored with the 2,504th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Motion Pictures | ©2013 Sue Schneider

Vin Diesel received the 2,504th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Motion Pictures on August 26th. The star is located in front of the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard. It was a very hot day and unfortunately I landed up sitting in the sun and thought I was going to melt. The Emcee for the event was Leron Gubler, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO who after speaking to the crowd full of fans, the press and family and friends introduced Vin. First up to speak was Ron Meyer, President and COO Universal Pictures […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the FAST & FURIOUS 6 American Premiere

Vin Diesel at the American Premiere of FAST & FURIOUS 6 | ©2013 Sue Schneider

Universal Pictures presented the American Premiere of FAST & FURIOUS 6 at the Universal CityWalk and Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal City Hollywood on May 21st. Fans got there before nine in the morning to get bracelets to be in the area by the CityWalk’s “5 Towers” Outdoor Concert Venue so they could watch the performances by Ludacis, Wiz Khalifa and 2 Chainz. Before the concert girls were dancing on the stage and the music was so loud that I had to put earplugs in. It was amazing that the stars walking the carpet could hear us scream their names between the […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FAST & FURIOUS 6

FAST AND FURIOUS 6 | (c) 2013 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Luke Evans, Tyrene Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Sung Kang, Gina Carano Writer: Chris Morgan, based on characters created by Gary Scott Thompson Director: Justin Lin Distributor:Universal Release Date: May 24, 2013 THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS film franchise has always been about outlaws. In FAST & FURIOUS 6, more than ever before, our heroes break not only the laws of property and speed, but also gravity, physics and frequently plausibility. And hey, why not? When the characters start talking about the differences between one motor and another, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos: BATTLE: LOS ANGELES World Premiere

Aaron Eckhart at the premiere of Battle:Los Angeles | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Columbia Pictures held the premiere of BATTLE: LOS ANGELES in Westwood on March 8th, at the Regency Village Theatre. Fans lined the streets of Westwood to get a glimpse of the stars. Walking the black carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Aaron Eckhart (Sgt. Nantz), Michelle Rodriguez (Cpl. Santos), Bridget Moynahan (Michele), Michael Pena (Rincon), Ramon Rodriguez (2nd Lt. Martinez), Jim Parrack (Pvt. Kerns), Ne-Yo (Cpl. Harris), Adetokumboh M’Cormack (Adukwu), Lucas Till (Grayston), Noel Fisher (Pfc. Lenihan), Will Rothhaar (Pvt. Imlay), Neil Brown (Guerrero), Cory Hardrict (Lockett), Taylor Handley (Simmons), Gino Pesi (Stavrou), Bryce Cass (Hector), Susie […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: BATTLE: LA director Jonathan Liebesman is combat ready

Director Jonathan Liebesman and Aaron Eckhart on the set of BATTLE: LA | ©2011 Sony

Director Jonathan Liebesman may have got his start working on the horror films DARKNESS FALLS and THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING, but he’s now moved up to the big budget action leagues with BATTLE: LA. The ambitious and impressive alien invasion flick follows a global alien attack, with Los Angeles being the last hope at victory as a ragtag platoon of marines try to figure out what these aliens are made of and what they want. ASSIGNMENT X recently spoke with Liebesman in this exclusive interview as he talks about filming the movie and teases about what he hopes […]Read On »

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Movie Review: BATTLE: LOS ANGELES

BATTLE: LA final poster | ©2011 Sony Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo, Michael Pena, Jim Parrack Writer: Chris Bertolini Director: Jonathan Liebesman Distributor: Columbia Pictures Release Date: March 11, 2011 In BATTLE: LOS ANGELES (aka BATTLE: LA), Planet Earth is suddenly under attack in twenty different seaport cities around the globe. As the title suggests, we’re in Los Angeles, present day, where a platoon of U.S. Marines try to get across the city with some civilians in tow, while simultaneously fighting the well-armed invaders. Nobody can accuse director Jonathan Liebesman and writer Chris Bertolini of dragging their feet. BATTLE opens […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Ramon Rodriguez prepares for BATTLE: LA

BATTLE: LA | ©2011 Sony Pictures

Most actors prefer the perks of being a star, but for Ramon Rodriguez he enjoys the hard work that goes into the role. In BATTLE: LA, he had the most strenuous experience to date playing 2nd Lt. William Martinez who finds him and his Marine platoon knee-deep in an alien battle against Earth. He not only had the chance to prepare by going to boot camp prior to filming, but he gained an even bigger respect for the military once the project was through. In this exclusive interview with ASSIGNMENT X, Rodriguez talks about his role, as well as looking […]Read On »

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