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Power of ’90s Nostalgia & Big Budget Baddies, From Face/Off to Con Air

As comic books and cinematic “universes” continue prescribing a template for cartoonish villainy, one could argue the originality of baddies is a thing of the past, leaving actors only the task of out-quirking their predecessor. But before the deluge of gritty reboots, the ’90s saw a conveyor belt of performances that seemed to come from […]

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Omar Sy to Star in ‘The Killer’ Reboot for Director John Woo and Universal

“Jurassic World Dominion” and “The Intouchables” star Omar Sy has been tapped to lead John Woo’s reimagining of his 1989 film “The Killers” for Universal Pictures.The crime action thriller followed a top-tier mob assassin named Jeffrey, who decides to retire after he accidentally blinds a nightclub singer who gets caught in the crossfire of one […]

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Nicolas Cage Wants to Work with Ari Aster and Christopher Nolan Next

This month’s release of “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent,” a buddy comedy that stars Nicolas Cage as himself, has led to a renewed interest in the actor’s eclectic filmography. While films like “Face/Off” and “Leaving Las Vegas” have always been beloved, many cinephiles are using Cage’s moment in the spotlight to discover the excellent […]

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From Trump Supporters to Pig Pals, Unconventional Lead Roles Enter the Best Actor Race

The Oscar season may not have officially begun, but three talented leading men — Nicolas Cage (“Pig“), Matt Damon (“Stillwater“) and Winston Duke (“Nine Days“) — are all delivering awards-worthy performances in three very unconventional movies. Likely to face an uphill battle on the awards circuit, the right campaign and support from critics could help […]

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Romy Walthall, ‘Face/Off’ and ‘The House of Usher’ Actor, Dies at 57

Romy Walthall, an actor known for her roles in “Face/Off” and “The House of Usher,” died on May 18 in Los Angeles after experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. She was 57.Walthall’s son, actor and director Morgan Krantz, confirmed her death to Variety.Born on Sept. 16, 1963 in Pasadena, Texas, Walthall got her start in the entertainment […]

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That ‘Face/Off’ Remake is Actually a “Direct Sequel,” According to Director Adam Wingard

Well, this changes things considerably. Yesterday, Deadline reported that Adam Wingard would be co-writing and directing a remake of John Woo’s action classic Face/Off. But after the news started making the rounds, Wingard took to social media to make a significant clarification. Turns out he’s not working on a Face/Off […]The post That ‘Face/Off’ Remake […]

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‘Face/Off’ Reboot in the Works at Paramount

The 1997 action movie “Face/Off,” which starred John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, is getting a reboot.Paramount has hired “22 Jump Street” screenwriter Oren Uziel to pen the script with Neal Moritz producing. David Permut, who was a producer on the original film, will executive produce. No actors or director has yet boarded the reboot.John Woo […]

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