James DeMonaco is well aware of your complaints. Yes, the first installment of 'The Purge' (which DeMonaco directed) was a box office behemoth, grossing just under $90 million on a budget of only $3 million. 'The Purge' should have been a feel-good success story ... and then those Cinemascores came rolling in and, as it turns out, the audience that showed up to see 'The Purge" wound up kind of despising 'The Purge.'
Frank Grillo isn't 50 yet -- he just turned 49 earlier this month -- but the Internet, led by IMDb and Wikipedia, has aged him by two years ... and Grillo seems resigned to this fact. It's almost fitting: Grillo, who has been acting for over 20 years, but is just now starting to become a household name thanks to 'Captain America 2' and 'The Purge: Anarchy'.
Indonesian flick 'The Raid' was a surprise hit with its totally insane action sequences, and while we've been somewhat wary of an American remake, this first bit of casting news has us feeling a little more confident. A shortlist was floated around a while back, and now we know at least one of those names has officially joined up: 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' star Frank Grillo.
Frank Grillo is about to make a big impression with his role as Crossbones in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' but before that, check out his new horror role in the latest 'The Purge 2' trailer (the film being officially titled 'The Purge: Anarchy'). Grillo plays a character who seems to know how to handle a night of purging, but to what end?
As the Marvel movies continue to grow by leaps and bounds, their short films (or "One-Shots") continue to up their game, as well. The latest One-Shot, titled 'All Hail the King,' was written and directed by 'Iron Man 3' co-writer Drew Pearce and will be available to watch on the home release of 'Thor: The Dark World.' But that's not all: Pearce recently revealed that he has plenty more where that came from.
Now that we're officially cemented in 2014 and 'Thor: The Dark World' has successfully made the theatrical rounds, Marvel Studios can know focus its attention on 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier.' To go with our previous looks at the next standalone mission for Chris Evans' Steve Rogers, the studio has released a handful of new photos showing off our heroes and one of the villains to come.
If you've seen the 'Captain America 2' trailer (or the 4-minute preview that ran in theaters with 'Thor: The Dark World'), you've already caught a glimpse of Crossbones, the Marvel villain played in the film by Frank Grillo. He starts off as an ally, but as you can see in the elevator beatdown, he eventually turns on Cap. Now, it looks like this isn't the last we'll see of Crossbones, as Grillo hints that Marvel has even bigger plans in store for the mercenary.
'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' begins production in early spring, and Marvel's not wasting any time with the casting. The studio is hard at work to find the perfect actor for the role of Cap's newest foe, and they've started by testing Frank Grillo -- but just which villain is he testing for?