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Red Notice Answers Who Would Win in a Fight: Wonder Woman or Deadpool

Red Notice Answers Who Would Win in a Fight: Wonder Woman or Deadpool
This Red Notice article contains spoilers.

Ostensibly, Red Notice is an action-adventure heist film that capitalizes on the star power of its lead actors to carry a fairly formulaic but fun storyline. In fact, it has become the trademark of director Rawson Marshall Thurber and his movie lineup starring Dwayne Johnson, which includes 2018’s Skyscraper and 2016’s Central Intelligence. But it’s the battle between the rival thieves played by Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds that really heightens the derivative nature of the film by posing a subliminal question: did Wonder Woman just kick Deadpool’s ass?

It’s an academic question that could be discussed ad nauseam outside of the context of Red Notice, of course. Deadpool is invincible and Wonder Woman — at least in the DC Extended Universe — is an immortal demi-god, so that debate could go on indefinitely. But Gadot’s character of the Bishop definitely wiped
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5 Roles In Steven Spielberg Movies That Were Perfectly Cast (& 5 Actors Who Almost Played Them)

5 Roles In Steven Spielberg Movies That Were Perfectly Cast (& 5 Actors Who Almost Played Them)
Steven Spielberg is one of the most famous directors in the world. Even casual moviegoers who barely know what the job of a director is are familiar with Spielberg’s work. With hits like Jaws, E.T., Jurassic Park, and the Indiana Jones series under his belt, Spielberg is responsible for many people’s favorite movies.

Related: 10 Movies Steven Spielberg Almost Directed

The legendary filmmaker tends to cast the perfect actors to play his characters, like Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones or Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler. However, as is usually the case with movie castings, these actors were rarely the first choice.
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‘Red Notice’ Review: Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot Compete in an Elaborate Easter Egg Hunt

‘Red Notice’ Review: Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot Compete in an Elaborate Easter Egg Hunt
Lifting its title from Interpol’s most-wanted list, “Dodgeball” director Rawson Marshall Thurber’s twisty treasure-hunt lark “Red Notice” blurs the lines between good guys and bad guys, and instead focuses on which of two notorious art thieves is better at breaking the law: sarcastic master forger Nolan Booth (a reliably whiny Ryan Reynolds) or his upscale nemesis, known only as “the Bishop” (a more wine-and-diney Gal Gadot).

Their goal is to collect three ornamental orbs — worth some $300 million, but only as a set — originally gifted from Anthony to Cleopatra, then scattered to the corners of the globe. While Booth and the Bishop ricochet around the world, engaging in what amounts to a high-stakes Easter egg hunt, criminal profiler John Hartley (Dwayne Johnson) tries to bring them in, making for a fun, fast-paced and frequently amusing divertissement. Produced by Universal, then sold off to Netflix for a hybrid release, “Red Notice
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Exclusive: Paramount's Andrea Kalas On Restoring Rudolph Valentino's "The Sheik"

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Exclusive: Paramount's Andrea Kalas On Restoring Rudolph Valentino's
By Lee Pfeiffer

Paramount has commemorated the 100th anniversary of the landmark Rudolph Valentino film, "The Sheik"", with a newly-restored special edition Blu-ray as part of the Paramount Presents line. In viewing the film today, I was impressed how well it has held up over time. The movie packs a great deal into its modest 66-minute running time. Set in contemporary times, Valentino plays the title character, Ahmed Ben Hassan, a French-educated, highly sophisticated young man who is the benevolent ruler over his nomadic tribe. Through a rather intriguing series of events, he meets Lady Diana Mayo (Agnes Ayres), an adventurous woman who is visiting the Sahara with her brother to see the wondrous sites. When she embarks on an ill-fated multi-day tour, she is captured by Ahmed, who is obsessed with having a European lover as a trophy. Although he allows her to live in the lap of luxury-
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‘Hollywood Bulldogs’, Film About Stuntmen Behind 007, Indiana Jones, ‘Star Wars’ & More, Grabbed By Popcornflix For Streaming Relaunch

‘Hollywood Bulldogs’, Film About Stuntmen Behind 007, Indiana Jones, ‘Star Wars’ & More, Grabbed By Popcornflix For Streaming Relaunch
Exclusive: Popcornflix, the streaming service owned by Crackle parent Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, has acquired its first original documentary feature, Hollywood Bulldogs: The Rise and Falls of the Great British Stuntman.

The colorful portrait (watch the trailer above), explores major 1970s and 1980s franchises like James Bond, Indiana Jones, Superman, Star Wars, Rambo and more. Instead of the well-trod stories you may have heard, the accounts of the tight-knit group of British stuntmen who brought them to life take center stake. Ray Winstone, known for his performances in Sexy Beast and The Departed, narrates the film, which will begin streaming on the free, ad-supported Popcornflix next Monday. (Britbox debuted it in the UK last summer.)

Jon Spira, the film’s director, called it “a movie for people who love action movies and can’t get enough of them,” noting that it is “the first time many of these
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Lamb – Review

Lamb – Review
Alright kiddies, time to gather around the fireplace for another magical fairy tale. Oh, scratch that, this is a movie so you’d need to gather not around but at the local movie theatre or multiplex. And one more thing, this story’s similar to a bedtime tale, but it’s really not for the “wee folk” (unless you want them to cease slumbering for a long time). Now, it is set in a faraway, but very real, land though it may seem that it’s on the edge of the “Twilight Zone”, or perhaps “Castle Rock”. Oh but there are some cuddly animals in the story which is certainly reflected in its simple title, Lamb.

That faraway place is Iceland, and in the opening minutes it’s living up to its name. A herd of small wild horses is tromping through a blinding white landscape. They slow as the
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Interview: Scott Snyder Discusses Teaming Up with comiXology to Release New Comic Books, Including Night Of The Ghoul and We Have Demons

Interview: Scott Snyder Discusses Teaming Up with comiXology to Release New Comic Books, Including Night Of The Ghoul and We Have Demons
This past summer, it was announced that Scott Snyder's Best Jackett Press is teaming up with comiXology for eight new comic book series that will be released digitally as comiXology Originals before eventually being published by Dark Horse Books. As part of their autumnal celebration that's turning October into "Scottober," three of those eight comic book series—Night of the Ghoul (created by Snyder and Francesco Francavilla), We Have Demons (created by Snyder and Greg Capullo), and Clear (created by Snyder and Francis Manapul)—will premiere in the weeks leading up to Halloween.

I recently had the chance to catch up with Snyder to talk about the creative freedom of teaming up with ComiXology, the natural gateway between reading comics digitally before buying them physically, and collaborating with different co-creators on his eclectic set of new comic book series, including Night of the Ghoul and We Have Demons.

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Father of the Cyborgs review – the Indiana Jones of neuroscience

This film exploring the ideas of Dr Phil Kennedy, who had an electrode implanted in his brain, throws up interesting prospects for the human future

Dr Phil Kennedy is regarded by many as the Indiana Jones of neuroscience: a Limerick-born doctor who became a bioengineering trailblazer, making people excited – and then nervous – by the way he worked outside the system. Then finally, sensationally, he experimented on himself by having an electrode implanted inside his brain in a Belize clinic that specialises in medical tourism.

Kennedy did this to measure the ways in which brainwaves can be harnessed to external computing capacity, helping people with locked-in syndrome or Als, for example, although what was specifically achieved by implant surgery on himself isn’t clear. This brief documentary is a partial introduction to the man and his work and it seeks to rescue Kennedy from his wacky reputation, to downplay the maverick
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San Sebastian TV Review: Stanley Tucci In Alejandro Amenábar’s ‘La Fortuna’

San Sebastian TV Review: Stanley Tucci In Alejandro Amenábar’s ‘La Fortuna’
Beneath the briny, where Davy Jones’ Locker is home to the bodies of thousands of dead sailors who lost their lives on the high seas, there be treasure. Frank Wild (Stanley Tucci) has never let go of his boyhood dreams of roaming the world turning up buried jewels and ships’ figureheads and letting pieces of eight run through his light fingers, although he has come up with some distinctly adult ploys to make that possible. Are they legal? Perhaps extra-legal would be the right expression. Think black ops. At the very least, there are some shady characters involved, the kinds of people captured by long lenses in police investigations.

In the first episode of La Fortuna, a six-part series that is an American-Spanish co-production written and directed by Alejandro Amenábar and premiered in the official selection at the San Sebastian Film Festival, Wild’s deep-sea salvage company Atlantis is celebrating
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Indiana Jones 5: Release Date, Cast, And More

Indiana Jones 5: Release Date, Cast, And More
(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)If adventure has a name, it must be Indiana Jones. And if Indiana Jones appears in a fifth movie, it must be called "Indiana Jones 5." Ok, Ok, you got me: the fifth film will almost certainly get a subtitle that follows the traditional "Indiana Jones and the [Insert Noun Here]" naming convention. As of this writing, though, the film is still being referred to as "Indiana Jones 5." Let's break down what we know about the sequel so far.

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The Fighting Spirit Film Festival is back for its London Edition! Here the Full Programme

The Fighting Spirit Film Festival is back for its London Edition! Here the Full Programme
The Fighting Spirit Film Festival is a unique festival dedicated to Martial Arts films. Through martial arts cinema the organisers aim to entertain and inspire people, promote martial arts culture, and support those who have chosen it as a career. Now in its sixth year, the London edition returns with a full action-packed weekend at Stratford East Picturehouse! The 2021 edition and its poster are dedicated to martial artist Max Repossi and filmmaker/musician Steven Santa Cruz, who prematurely died this past year.

In addition to screening five feature films, it will also be showcasing 32 short films by independent film makers and artists from all over the world. On top of that, there will be live Martial Art demonstrations from various clubs throughout the two days. Attendees will be able to meet and mingle with all the performers, and also with actors and production staff from the films who will be at the event.
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Javier Olivares, El Estudio Adapting Bestseller ‘The Last Crypt’ as Premium Series (Exclusive)

Javier Olivares, El Estudio Adapting Bestseller ‘The Last Crypt’ as Premium Series (Exclusive)
Transatlantic production label El Estudio has acquired the rights to author Fernando Gamboa’s hit novel “The Last Crypt,” and will work with powerhouse Spanish showrunner and “The Ministry of Time” creator Javier Olivares to develop the book into a high-end TV series, executive produced by Eulogio Romero (“Mitos y leyendas”).

“The Last Crypt,” the first in a three-book series, kicks off when diver Ulises Vidal discovers a small bronze bell buried in a coral reef near the Honduran island of Utila. With help from medieval history professor Eduardo Castillo, they learn that the bell is a Templar artifact, an impossibility unless all the history books are wrong and the Templars did in fact cross the Atlantic centuries before Columbus set off from the Spanish port of Palos de la Frontera in 1492.

With hopes of finding the fabled Templar’s treasure, the two join forces with Mexican archaeologist Cassandra Brooks
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Jurassic World 3 CinemaCon Footage Teases Bond-Style Action & Legacy Trio's Return

Jurassic World 3 CinemaCon Footage Teases Bond-Style Action & Legacy Trio's Return
Universal Studios wrapped up their time at this year's CinemaCon event with an exciting look at highly anticipated sequel Jurassic World: Dominion, the footage peeking behind-the-scenes at the return of beloved Jurassic Park stars Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern. While the glimpse at scenes from the finished movie were brief, they reportedly included "Chris Pratt's Owen Grady galloping after dinosaurs in a snowy mountain landscape, Bryce Dallas Howard's Claire Dearing being chased by them on European rooftops, and the legacy trio of Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern returning."

Coming courtesy of Deadline, the latest Jurassic Park footage was mostly comprised of a backstage look at Jurassic World: Dominion, with interviews from the cast and crew providing some insight into what the sequel will entail. "This movie asks the single question: What if dinosaurs lived among us? Would we be safe?" director Colin Trevorrow asked.
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10 Most Anticipated Action Movies Of 2022

10 Most Anticipated Action Movies Of 2022
It’s a good time to be a fan of action movies. Next year, action fans will be treated to brutal new John Wick kills, new death-defying Mission: Impossible stunts by Tom Cruise, and a new globetrotting Indiana Jones adventure. Suffice to say, moviegoers won’t be short of thrills for a few months.

Related: The Best Action Movie From Each Year In The 2010s, Ranked

From new entries in the Marvel and DC franchises to original stories from directors like Michael Bay and David Leitch, there are plenty of highly anticipated action movies on the way for a 2022 release.
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North Bend Film Fest 2021 Review: Cryptozoo is a Wondrous, Though Imperfect Journey

North Bend Film Fest 2021 Review: Cryptozoo is a Wondrous, Though Imperfect Journey
The selections at this year’s North Bend Film Festival were (as usual) pretty great, but for me, Dash Shaw’s Cryptozoo was one of the biggest surprises of the fest. Full disclosure—I wasn’t really into it for the first 15 minutes. I didn’t dig the animation style and the opening sequence features two stoners who stumble up to a gigantic fence, climb it, find a unicorn, and then have the gall to touch it.

But then, we get into the story and it unfolds into something so much more magical and profound than I had expected. The animation grows more complex and detailed, taking on beautiful and deep colors. It’s a little psychedelic and a bit of an adventure story. Sometimes you really need to dig into a film to get its full impact, and this was one of those times for me. I was thrilled
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Selvaraghavan regrets falsely raising Aayirathil Oruvan budget to create hype

Selvaraghavan regrets falsely raising Aayirathil Oruvan budget to create hype
KollywoodThough the 2010 film ‘Aayirathil Oruvan’ gained cult status among fans, it was considered a box office failure when it first released.Tnm StaffYOUTUBE SCREENGRABOn Thursday morning, fans of director Selvaraghavan were taken aback by a revelation he made on Twitter. “The actual budget of #aayirathiloruvan was 18 crores. But we decided to announce it as a 32 crore film to hype it as a mega budget film. What stupidity! Even though the film managed to collect the actual budget it was regarded as average! Learnt not to lie whatever the odds are!” he tweeted. The 2010 film Aayirathil Oruvan starring Parthiban, Karthi, Andrea Jermiah and Reema Sen, despite being considered a box office failure and opening to mixed reviews, remains a cult film in the eyes of ardent fans of the filmmaker. Close to the release date, Behindwoods had reported that the budget had increased from Rs 7 crore to Rs 32 crore in the
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Star Wars: 9 Ways Han Solo Is Harrison Ford's Most Iconic Character

Star Wars: 9 Ways Han Solo Is Harrison Ford's Most Iconic Character
Harrison Ford has played all kinds of iconic roles throughout his storied, decades-long career, from hard-boiled robot hunter Rick Deckard to world’s coolest archeologist Indiana Jones to President James “Get off my plane!” Marshall. Moviegoers around the world are familiar with Ford’s work.

Related: Han Solo's 5 Best Quotes (& Indiana Jones' 5 Best)

But arguably, the most iconic character of the bunch is still Ford’s breakout role, Han Solo, from the Star Wars saga. Simply put, there are very few characters from the history of cinema who are as beloved or as instantly recognizable as the captain of the Millennium Falcon.
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How Netflix’s Beckett Breaks Away from the Tenet Action Hero

How Netflix’s Beckett Breaks Away from the Tenet Action Hero
This Beckett article contains spoilers.

You could be forgiven, going into the new Netflix thriller, Beckett, for expecting a vibe not dissimilar to John David Washington’s last big movie, Tenet. Like Tenet, Beckett is a conspiracy thriller about someone who finds themselves out of their depth, with chase scenes and gunplay aplenty, and Netflix probably doesn’t mind you making those associations when you’re choosing what to watch. But while Tenet was a film that very much harked back to classic Bond movies, Beckett’s inspirations are quite a bit older.

Watching Beckett feels a lot like watching an old Alfred Hitchcock suspense thriller. The plot, a tourist has a car accident and stumbles into a deadly conspiracy, is pure Hitchock, reminiscent of films such as The 39 Steps or The Man Who Knew Too Much. Even the soundtrack is full of jarring strings that don’t sound too
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Film Review: Collectors (2020) by Park Jung-bae

Film Review: Collectors (2020) by Park Jung-bae
Set to a wonderfully colourful, culturally rich backdrop of Korean heritage sites, “Collectors” should have the tools to be a uniquely interesting, original adventure film. It will certainly be a hit with festival goers, but despite boasting a flashy, showy script and charismatic cast, Park Jung-bae’s directorial debut fails in standing out from a clustered crowd of similar genre flicks, and veers too close to western counterparts such as “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in how it is packaged.

Collectors” is screening at Fantasia Film Festival

At the heart of the movie is Kang Dong-gu (Lee Je-hoon), an expert in tomb raiding and money hungry individual. Harbouring the surprising skill of being able to track an artefact’s location through tasting soil, he finds himself a wanted man by both the authorities and shady businessmen after stealing a rare golden Buddha statue. Mainly, though, he finds himself the target
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The 8 Coolest Things Indiana Jones Did In Raiders Of The Lost Ark

The 8 Coolest Things Indiana Jones Did In Raiders Of The Lost Ark
Indiana Jones was instantly established as one of the most iconic heroes of action cinema in his big-screen debut Raiders of the Lost Ark. Played by Harrison Ford with equal parts grit and charisma and brought to life by Steven Spielberg’s camera, Indy is a timeless screen legend.

Related: Raiders Of The Lost Ark & 9 Other Timeless Action Masterpieces

A huge part of what made him so instantly memorable in Raiders is Lawrence Kasdan’s script, which gave him a bunch of exciting things to do. From outrunning a boulder to climbing underneath a moving truck, these are the coolest things Indy did in Raiders.
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