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Top 10 Body Swap Movies

August 5th, 2011 8:33am EDT
change up
This weekend, Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds will add their names to the long and distinguished list of actors who have tackled the “body swap” movie. In “The Change-Up,” Bateman and Reynolds play friends with drastically different lifestyles: Bateman is the devoted husband and father, Reynolds is the philandering playboy. After a night of drinking, the two wake up in each other’s bodies, something neither of them really wanted.

Body swap movies have been around for a long time and are usually quite entertaining, if formulaic and predictable. Here’s our list of the Top Ten Body Swap Movi...
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John Woo Honored In Venice

September 4th, 2010 5:00pm EDT
John Woo
Moviemaker John Woo has picked up his second major film honor of the summer - the director was awarded a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Film Festival in Italy on Friday.

Woo, famous for his blockbuster actions films, was honored in his native Hong Kong for his contribution to the movie industry there in July. The Face/Off director received the Silver Bauhinia Star in recognition of his efforts to boost Chinese cinema.

Accepting his latest award on Friday, he revealed he's planning to make an even bigger impact on the international movie scene: "I would like to be a b...
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Is Nicolas Cage Washed Up or Just Making Bad Decisions?

September 5th, 2008 10:40am EDT
The Wicker Man
In 1996 Nicolas Cage stood on stage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and accepted his first, and currently only, Oscar for his tour de force performance in Mike Figgis' Leaving Las Vegas. This past year, while starring in Neil LaBute's ill-fated remake of the British horror classic The Wicker Man, Cage, donning a grizzly bear costume, punched a woman in the face.

There are two sides to Nicolas Cage-the go-to superstar with the droopy eyes and smug demeanor and Cage the talented, easily forgotten actor. Unfortunately the latter, Academy Award winning Cage persona is a distant memory a...
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Celebrate Legendary Film-Maker John Woo's Early Work With 'Last Hurrah For Chivalry'; And His Definitive Hong Kong Masterpiece, 'Hard Boiled'

July 16th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
Hard Boiled
SANTA MONICA, CA - Revered by action connoisseurs the world over as one of the genre's quintessential artists, director John Woo (Face/Off, The Killer, M:I-2) elevated violence to an art form with masterful choreography and complex, multi-faceted anti-heroes.

On July 24, two of his legendary action classics - Hard Boiled and Last Hurrah For Chivalry - debut on DVD from The Weinstein Company and Genius Products under the revered Dragon Dynasty banner.

Famous for extraordinary action in legendary sequences such as the opening tea-house bust and the explosive warehouse betrayal, ...
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John Woo Drops Out Of 'Spy Hunter' Adaptation

June 4th, 2007 12:34pm EDT
Director John Woo has reportedly pulled out of the forthcoming movie adaptation of hit video game Spy Hunter. The project has been in the pipeline for years, with Hong Kong film maker Woo and star The Rock attached since the beginning.

But Ain' It Cool News claims Woo has been swapped for Alien Vs Predator and Mortal Kombat director Paul W. S. Anderson.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Joel Silver To Helm Big-Screen 'He-Man'

May 24th, 2007 4:09pm EDT
Joel Silver
Movie mogul Joel Silver has struck a deal with toymakers Mattel to turn He-Man & The Masters Of The Universe into a new film franchise. Mattel bosses, who created the He-Man action figure in the 1980s and created a cult cartoon series to help sell the dolls, attempted to turn the concept into a movie in 1987 but their Masters of The Universe film was a critical flop.

An attempt to turn the toy concept into a second film, directed by John Woo, fell flat in 2000 when Mattel refused to give permission for Fox studio executives to use their brand.

(This news article provided by Worl...
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Tony Leung Re-Signs To John Woo Movie

April 20th, 2007 4:06pm EDT
Hong Kong star Tony Leung has again agreed to star in director John Woo's historical epic Red Cliff, just days after Chow Yun-Fat withdrew from the project. Yun-Fat was expected to start filming on the $80 million movie last week, but walked from the set claiming he didn't have time to learn his dialogue.

Now Leung has returned to the film - but will not be playing the role he was originally cast in. Instead, Leung will star as Yun-Fat's character, General Zhou Yu.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Chow Yun-Fat Quits John Woo Movie

April 17th, 2007 1:07pm EDT
Chinese actor Chow Yun-Fat has been criticized for pulling out of historical epic Red Cliff after movie bosses reportedly refused his 'demands' Yun-Fat was expected to start filming on the big budget movie last week, but the star walked from the set claiming he didn't have time to learn his scripts.

However Terence Chang, who is co-producing the movie with director John Woo, claims the actor received the script last year and he walked because bosses opposed 73 clauses in Chow's contract.

He says, "There are too many (clauses we couldn't accept), and many exceed industry standar...
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John Woo Develops Video Game Based on 'Hard Boiled'

January 18th, 2007 1:21pm EST
Hard Boiled
Director John Woo is developing a video game version of his 1992 Hong Kong action movie Hard Boiled. Woo is determined for "Stranglehold," due for release in March, to be a faithful adaptation of his ultra-violent cult film, which stars Chow Yun-Fat.

A pixelized version of Yun-Fat's "Hard Boiled" cop character Tequila appears in Stranglehold, and Woo has a cameo role. Woo has also overseen camera angles and developed the script for the game.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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