Jeremy Renner Will Be Joining Jamie Foxx In Blumhouse Film ‘Spawn’

Back in May, we told you that Jamie Foxx was set to star in Todd McFarlane’s upcoming ‘Spawn‘ film.

McFarlane created the Spawn comics, so the fact that he’s directing and writing this movie is huge. Foxx will play the title character, and he will play it well because he is Jamie Foxx. The dude has talent coming out his ears.

Now we are learning that Jeremy Renner will be starring alongside the 50-year-old actor, which makes sense because he already has experience in the comic book world.

It’s safe to say McFarlane is super happy to be working with Renner…

“I was lucky enough to land Jason Blum and then Jamie Foxx, and I knew the person on screen the most is this police officer, Twitch Williams. We needed as strong a person as possible because he will be the face of the film. I took my naïve Hollywood approach again, and said let’s start at the top and work down. Jeremy was at the top. I’m a huge fan of his. The character doesn’t need to be a bodybuilder or GQ handsome. I was looking for somebody who’s a person you’ve met before; I needed someone who can pull off the grief of an average human being. I’ve seen Jeremy do that in more than a few of his movies. He was at the top of my list, just like Jamie.”

We know one thing about Jeremy, he’s dedicated to his job. He broke both his arms while filming the comedy ‘Tag‘ and still finished the movie. Hell, he was back at work the same day!

Still no word on when this movie will be released, but we will keep you posted.

Jeremy Renner Reveals How He Broke Both Arms While Filming ‘Tag’ (VIDEO)

If you want to see a silly comedy this weekend, ‘Tag‘ might be your best bet. The action-comedy is about a real life group of adult friends who play a global game of tag with each other. The movie is getting mixed (at best) reviews from critics, but it might be entertaining enough for a date night. If your date doesn’t care about art.

Jeremy Renner stars in the movie, and he’s hoping it performs well at the box office because he broke both his arms while filming it.

The actor was on The Tonight Show this past week and shared just how the accident occurred…

“There was this stunt on the second day of the movie where I was avoiding all of the guys. It’s a stack of chairs, like 20 feet high, and it’s supposed to fall over and I’m supposed to ride it down like a surfboard and then keep running. So that happened a couple of times and it wasn’t quite good enough, so let’s do it again, but the hinge broke.

It fell and I broke both, well I didn’t know I broke my arms. I just fell on the ground and I’m like, ‘That kind of hurt. Let’s do it again,’ I went up, did it again and it fell. I’m like, ‘Ah, OK. Whatever.'”

The pain started to increase, so he went to his trailer to rest, but after just minutes of being in his trailer, he noticed his arms were swelling a lot. He went to the hospital and discovered he had fractured both his radial and his wrist.

“I was like, ‘What do I do? What do I do now?’ Gotta go back to work. Finish the day. I went back to work, and it’s a scene where I’m flinging donuts. Here’s the worst part of it. I just go to the bathroom and they’re like, ‘You OK?’ I go to the bathroom and they’re like, ‘Oh god. Jeremy’s not coming back. He’s not coming back.’ I got locked in the dang bathroom because it’s a round knob.

Somebody in production came and got me. Literally pants down around my ankles. I was like, ‘Thanks, now can we go finish the day?'”

Check out the full interview below…

https://youtu.be/y4tkzrvqy4w

A Movie Starring Jeremy Renner About Five Adults Playing Tag Now Has A Trailer…WHAT? (VIDEO)

If I told you that a major studio put a lot of money into making a feature film about five adults playing a game of tag, you’d probably think I was lying. And then if I told you the movie was based on a true story, you’d think I was really bad at lying.

BUT IT’S ALL TRUE! Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Rashida Jones, Jon Hamm and Isla Fisher are starring in a film simply titled Tag. This movie is based on a true story of five friends who get together for one month every year to play an epic game of tag.

“For one month every year, five competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade — risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry, ‘You’re It!’ And this year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player (Renner), which finally should make him an easy target. But he knows they’re coming, and he’s good.”

Tag was directed by Jeff Tomsic and written by Rob McKittrick. It’s scheduled to be released June 15, 2018. Check out the trailer below…

Jeremy Renner Broke Both Arms While Filming ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Ouch. Who says acting isn’t dangerous? Jeremy Renner spoke at a press conference the other day to promote Taylor Sheridan’sWind River‘ film, and during the press conference, someone had to ask about his obvious injuries.

He revealed that he fractured his right elbow and his left wrist while filming a stunt for ‘Avengers: Infinity War,” and surprisingly he didn’t seem that concerned about it.

Renner said “That’s how it goes. It’s part of the job,” which is a pretty impressive attitude to have. He’s currently filming a New Line comedy titled ‘Tag,‘ and he’s trying his best not to let his injuries get in the way.

“I’m sort of a problem solver, you know. There will be an effect to it, but it won’t stop me from doing things that I need to be doing. I’ll heal fast. I’m doing everything I can to heal faster. I’m doing a job [“Tag”] that isn’t really requiring a ton of stunts. It’s not an action movie; it’s a comedy. It just happens to have a few stunts in it. So I don’t have to beat a whole lot of people up or do anything crazy. “

Damn. Good for him then. If I broke both my arms, I would not be working. I’d be in bed, watching reruns of The Office while a nurse feeds me ice cream.

By the way, Avengers: Infinity War is currently in production at Pinewood Atlanta Studios. It will hit theaters May 4, 2018.

Jeremy Renner And Elizabeth Olsen Star In First Trailer For The Thriller Film ‘Wind River’

You probably haven’t heard a lot about this movie, but it should be on your radar. Wind River is the directorial debut for Taylor Sheridan. Why should we be excited about that? Well, because Sheridan wrote the screenplay for the wonderful 2015 film, Sicario. So we all know the talent is there.

Another reason why you should be excited? This film has an excellent cast. You have Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, and Jon Bernthal.

Wind River follows a rookie female cop (Olsen) who teams up with a “veteran, local game tracker with a haunted past” to investigate a murder on a Native American Reservation.

The movie is already getting great reviews from critics. It currently has 23 fresh reviews and just 4 rotten. And if you’re a fan of legit thrillers, it looks like this film will satisfy your craving.

Time Magazine’s Stephanie Zacharek had this to say about the film…

“There’s something to be said for a well-crafted motion picture, cinematically astute, that demands that we sit down and pay attention for a solid two hours or so, with no intermittent fridge runs.”

Wind River will be released August 4, 2017. Check out the trailer below…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjqHn6_LhGo

Movie Review: Captain America Civil War

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So this was probably one of the most anticipated movies of the spring, despite the fact that it was up against some intense competition, with Jungle Book and Mother’s Day being strong performers. However, I was pretty sure this one would take the number one spot, as it’s already set records outside the US. And for once, a big budget blockbuster is pleasing critics and hitting all the right notes with audiences.

And it had a lot of notes to hit.

The film opens in 1991, with a frozen Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) being thawed out for another in a series of murderous missions. One after another, the code words needed to activate the killer are spoken: “daybreak … furnace … homecoming … freight car …” Flash forward to present-day Lagos, where an Avengers squad made up of Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) is foiling the theft of a biological weapon. There’s a shit ton of casualties and it all goes downhill for the Avengers from there when they have to submit for government oversight.

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There’s a lot going on, but they managed to balance it pretty well. I never got too confused, despite a cast of what feels like millions. They go through ever doggone country in the world and tie in every other franchise that Joss Wheaton ever read a comic on, and they never stop moving. All the actors blended into their characters, and there’s a lot of characters to keep straight.

But for the most part, I still knew what was going on, because the plot’s pretty straight forward. They don’t want to deal with United Nations regulators telling them what to do, despite the wake of destruction they often leave. It doesn’t become a one sided argument, because it argues the point from both sides. I mean, when you see what they leave behind when they’re being heroic, you can kind of see the government’s point.

“Yeah, guys, you got that lady’s purse back from a mugger, but there were 45 civilian casualties and your caused $85 billion worth of damage to the city. Maybe next time, don’t start with the nuclear option?”

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It all eventually culminates in one of the best battle scenes I’ve ever seen. It should have been confusing, or too much, but it wasn’t. The direction is subtle but the action is perfectly choreographed, which is why I never felt like it was too much, when this movie should be the definition of too much. There’s a method to this madness, and I didn’t even resent the over the top ads for future movies.

The latest offering of Captain America is a misnomer, because it’s got just about every other character you can think of. But it’s extremely well-done to the point where you can follow it easily. It’s controlled chaos and worth the watch. It’s one of those rare movies that’s critic and audience approved and should not be missed.

WE GIVE IT: 4.5 STARS!

four and a half stars

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MOVIE REVIEW: Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation – Delivers Without Trying To Get Too Cerebral

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I want to hate Tom Cruise. I really do. He kind of weirds me out and I heard that he makes actors taller than him (which is just about everyone) squat slightly so they’ll always be the same height as him. Despite that, when I’m faced with movies like Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, I’m forced to admit a grudging respect for his acting skills. Despite the fact that this is the fifth sequel, and the whole series should be floundering by now, this latest installment proves that Cruise is doing the impossible. He’s making sequels that are better than the original.

Cruise returns as Ethan, a man working for IMF, the Impossible Mission Force. The problem this time is that Hunley (Alec Baldwin), the director of the CIA, thinks that the entire department is unnecessary and shuts it down. Despite his unemployed status, Ethan still has buddies like Luther (Ving Rhames), Benji (Simon Pegg), and Brandt (Jeremy Renner). With their help, he decides to continue his pursuit of the Syndicate, and its evil shady leader Solomon Lane (Sean Harris).

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The franchise has the same suspenseful energy that generally gives me hand sweats and heart palpitations. That’s surprising, because you’d think I’d be desensitized to that by now. But I genuinely flinched during the sideways motorcycle scene and had to look away a few times. That’s the sign of a good suspense right there, because I never flinch away from the screen.

Another strong point I’ve always found with this franchise is unlike most action franchises, they actually manage to portray females as more than Madonna saints or ‘fighting f-toys’.  Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), a British spy, is more than just a love interest or damsel in distress. She’s a show stealer in her own right.

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Tom Cruise manages to still come across with the energy of a much younger man and he’s in rare form in this movie. I have to say, the only time I like him is during the Mission Impossible movies and he has not let me down yet. When he does these movies, he stops being that creepy scientologist guy, and instead oozes charisma. In this one, he was pure magic.

Mission Impossible is a franchise that respects the genre. Unlike other action franchises, (James Bond comes to mind) they don’t force complicated storylines and plot twists. Instead, they keep the story simple and deliver exactly what action fans want. Pure escapism.

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Sean Harris with his strangely raspy voice is the perfect villain. Alec Baldwin brings back shades of Jack Donaghy with his corporate portrayal of the most powerful man in the CIA. None of the actors in the movie laid down on the job.

Mission Impossible continues to be both commercially and critically successful because they respect their formula and they stick with it. I don’t want to have to rewind to figure out what the heck is going on in an action movie. I want to watch explosions and people getting beat up. Mission Impossible delivers without trying to get too cerebral. Because of that, I have to give this one a worth the watch.

WE GIVE IT: 4.5 STARS!

four and a half stars

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