Once upon a time, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone were the muscle-bound kings of the action movie genre, headlining hits like Rambo, Rocky, Predator, and The Terminator. Their comparable proportions and competing franchises fostered a friendly rivalry between the two, eventually culminating in a business partnership when they and fellow action icon Bruce Willis opened the museum-restaurant chain Planet Hollywood in 1991.
But it wasn’t until 2010, when Schwarzenegger made cameo in Stallone’s manly action revival The Expendables, that we got to glimpse the two titans sharing the silver screen. He would next be seen taking a holiday from his political day job to film an expanded role in 2012’s The Expendables 2, and now that the curtain has lowered on Arnie’s greatest acting feat of all — playing the Governor of California for eight years! — the stage is set for the gnarliest, most eagerly anticipated cinematic showdown since Pacino and DeNiro sat down for a cup of coffee in Heat!
Bring the pain, Arnie!! (Click on the media bar below to hear Arnold Schwarzenegger)
“Isn’t that sweet? But lest ye worry it’s all hearts and snuggles for the two beat-em-up icons, rest assured — the old rivalry ain’t dead. (Click on the media bar below to hear Arnold Schwarzenegger)
You can watch all those injuries as works-in-progress when Escape Plan is now playing in theaters.
Machete Kills, the sequel to the 2010 film Machete, looks like it will be as over the top fun as the first film. Along with returning cast member Danny Trejo, the film features an all-star cast including Lady Gaga, Sofía Vergara, Antonio Banderas and Carlos Estevez (A.K.A. Charlie Sheen). Estevez, who plays the President in the film, says that Machete Kills is a 90 minute thrill ride, and that audiences will not be bored watching the film. (Click on the media bar below to hear Carlos Estevez A.K.A Charlie Sheen)
As many know by now, heartthrob movie star Josh Duhamel and his wife, singer Fergie, are expecting their first child. The couple are elated, and while promoting his latest film, Scenic Route, Duhamel told us that Fergie is doing great, and he can’t wait to meet his son. (Click on the media bar below to hear Josh Duhamel)
Scenic Route can currently be seen on VOD and will open in theaters August 23.
Ashton Kutcher is a self avowed tech geek himself and during his earlier years he dreamed of becoming a biochemical engineer, so portraying late innovator and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in the biopic Jobs may have been the natural fit for the Two and a Half Men actor.
From doing his share of research on Jobs, Kutcher came to his own conclusions on the visionary. “I actually think some of the things Steve Jobs gets criticized for were the very gifts that allowed him to create what he did,” said Kutcher. “And I think that blunt focus actually came out of care for the consumer and the product he was creating.”
Click on the media bar to hear Ashton Kutcher talk about Steve Jobs as a person, and director Joshua Michael Stern also explains why Kutcher was perfect for the role as Jobs (the movie opens August 16).
There are fewer actors at the top of the game these days than Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Years ago the pair won Oscars for their Good Will Hunting screenplay, and now their collaboration should come full circle with the formation of their production company Pearl Street Films.
During a recent interview, Matt Damon talked about temporarily moving to Los Angeles with his family (they previously lived in New York), and one of the reasons for the change of scenery was working with his old friend Affleck.
“We’ve got a few things we’ve been talking about,” said Damon, whose new film Elysium opens stateside August 9. “That was another reason to move out here, was our company. When he won Best Picture, finally I was like, ‘You know we have to really get some offices.’ (laughs) So we rented some offices, and because we’re in a good position…because we both write. He directs. I want to direct. We both produce, and we both act, we should be able to aggregate a lot of good material and if we want to get serious about doing that we have to really hang out our shingle and do it.”
Damon also talked about the genius behind filmmaker Steven Soderbergh, a director he’s worked with on several features, including HBO’s Behind the Candelabra. Click on the media bar to hear how Damon discusshow Soderbergh’s Final Cut editing really helped the production process:
The great Michael J. Fox returns to television this fall on NBC, starring in The Michael J. Fox Show. Fox plays a former news anchorman who was forced to retire after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and five years later decides to go back to work, having to balance his work with his family.
Fox,who publicly announced in 1999 that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, has been the face of awareness for the disease, having started The Michael J. Fox Foundation. While promoting the series at the Television Critics Association in Beverly Hills, CA, Fox spoke about dealing with the disease since he was first diagnosed in 1991. He has such a fantastic and poignant outlook on how he lives life with his illness. (Click on the media bar below to hear Michael J. Fox)