In China, an Action Hero Beats Box Office Records (and Arrogant Westerners) – New York Times

BEIJING — China’s new favorite action hero single-handedly routs pirates off the African coast in undersea combat. He wakes up fit to fight after nearly dying from a flesh-eating plague. He wields guns galore, poison arrows and a tank to wipe out the mercenaries led by the villainous Big Daddy, a swaggering, sneering American soldier …

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Sylvester Stallone to Film New Action Movie at Ohio State Reformatory – Cleveland Scene Weekly

click to enlarge photo via Ohio State Reformatory/Facebook The infamous Ohio State Reformatory, used during the filming of The Shawshank Redemption, will soon host Sylvester Stallone and crew for the making of Escape Plan 3. Crew members estimate filming for the new production will run between Sept. 18 and Oct. 13, with the …

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Action movie franchises to continue despite poor box office performances – Newsday

When “Transformers: The Last Knight” arrived in theaters this past June, virtually everyone hated it. The fifth installment in Michael Bay’s robot-vehicle franchise was the worst-reviewed yet, earning a dismal 14 percent at RottenTomatoes and dubbed “2017’s Most Toxic Movie” by Rolling Stone. Audiences, too, shunned the film. With a $44 million opening weekend, less …

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Disney's Live-Action Christopher Robin Has Cast Winnie The Pooh, Eeyore And More – Cinema Blend

11 hours ago Disney has been digging deep into its content catalog for animated classics to be given the live action treatment. Winnie the Pooh is among the ever-growing bunch, only rather than re-tell the story of the young Christopher Robin spending time with the denizens of the 100 Acre Wood, the Christopher Robin movie …

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Creator Reveals Thoughts About Live-Action Movie – Comicbook.com

[embedded content] With the Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure live-action film on the horizon, the series creator has now shared his perspective. Fans of the hero with a hairdo had plenty of reason to be excited after seeing the trailers for the upcoming film (which you can watch above) but series author Hirohiko Araki is making exciting …

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Now showing: Researchers create first 3-D movie of virus in action – Phys.Org

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A research collaboration led by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has for the first time created a three-dimensional movie showing a virus preparing to infect a healthy cell. The research has the potential to fundamentally advance our understanding of how biological processes inside the cell work. That could lead to better treatment …

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'The Villainess': Inside the Most Kickass Action Movie of the Year – Daily Beast

MIND BLOWN ‘The Villainess’: Inside the Most Kickass Action Movie of the Year South Korean filmmaker Jung Byung-gil’s hyperkinetic action spectacular puts all rivals to shame, and features a killer turn by actress Kim Ok-vin. Nick Schager 08.12.17 10:00 PM ET From Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman and Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde to Katherine …

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