After a series of increasingly dire weeks at the box office, 'Oz the Great and Powerful' arrived and shook things up in a major way, earning the first truly massive opening weekend of 2013 and setting the table for all kinds of Oz-related content in the near future. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing is something that we'll let you judge.
Dead Man Down
A few titters wafted through the screening of 'Dead Man Down' as the WWE Studios logo came up on the screen. “Prejudice!” I thought. “Who is to say that Vince McMahon's new(ish) venture can't produce a quality piece of filmed entertainment?” Turns out all skepticism was justified.
'Dead Man Down,' a tiresome, predictable slog through every “in too deep” crime story cliché you've ever seen has as much subtlety as the average Face or Heel shouting into the mic during a Monday Night Raw. This is a dull movie that only perks up when it veers into the laughable, as when Noomi Rapace's character intentionally spikes Colin Farrell's character's two-years-in-the-making vengeance plot because she “had a moment,” but then bounces back into plan five minutes later anyway. Yes, I'm getting ahead of myself.
We almost didn't get a chance to speak with Dominic Cooper because he's been so busy with upcoming projects. The last time we saw this guy was in the 2012 bomb 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,' which he's following up with the Colin Farrell- and Noomi Rapace-led 'Dead Man Down,' the American directorial debut of the original 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' helmer Niels Arden Oplev.
While Cooper was overseas in Budapest filming the TV miniseries 'Fleming,' based on the life of 007 creator Ian Fleming, we got a chance to speak with him briefly about his experience making 'Dead Man Down,' his upcoming role in the 'Need for Speed' movie, and whether or not he'd be back for 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' or another Marvel movie.
The Colin Farrell-Noomi Rapace revenge film 'Dead Man Down' opens in a few weeks, so we're going to see more and more about this movie, which reunites Rapace with her 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' director Niels Arden Oplev. Did they both make the transition to working in Hollywood? We'll know shortly, but here's a brief clip and featurette.
Revenge. It's a theme that always seems to make for an entertaining movie. And it's revenge that's at the center of 'Dead Man Down,' an upcoming action-thriller starring Colin Farrell. Today we've got some exclusive 'Dead Man Down' photos in advance of the film's release plus details on how you can win some cash.
Director Niels Arden Oplev made an international name for himself with the original Swedish adaptation of 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,' sending star Noomi Rapace to the Hollywood A-list and opening countless doors for himself. Three years later, his first American film is just about to arrive. Check out the trailer for 'Dead Man Down' below.