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If Michael Bay, "The Fast & the Furious," and XTreme Sports had a baby, it would be the trailer for the "Point Break" remake.

Our first look at the film -- from director Ericson Core, the cinematographer for the first "Fast and Furious" movie -- takes a page from that franchise's playbook in terms of delivering a crime thriller with crazy, adrenaline-fueled action scenes. Unlike the "Fast & Furious" films, this remake seems to have a very serious tone as FBI Agent Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey) struggles to take down a team of Xtreme athletes-turned-crooks lead by Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez).
In between shots of the bad guys literally skydiving through piles of money and jumping off cliffs without parachutes, the trailer drops uh-maz-ing bits of dialog -- like this one from Agent Utah:

"I believe that, like me, the people behind these robberies are extreme athletes... Using their skills to disrupt the international financial markets."

There is life before, and life after, that line.

"Point Break," which also stars Teresa Palmer, hits theaters Christmas Day.
"X-Files" fans are no doubt beside themselves with glee over the upcoming revival of the beloved Fox sci-fi series, and that includes the show's star, David Duchovny.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actor revealed that he was so emotional over resurrecting Mulder, Scully, and co. that he shed a few tears when he first read the new script.

"It was just so strange to see the names on the page," Duchovny told EW. " ... It was just like, I'd been talking about this for a long time. We'd been planning it for a long time. It took a long time to get all the people in the same place and get the deal with Fox. ... Now it's the fun part. Now we actually get to do it."

As for what that script entailed, Duchovny wasn't biting -- "I can tell you absolutely nothing-and it's fantastic," the actor said -- but he did reveal that the six new episodes would feature a mix of standalone stories and the mythology for which the series was known. And creator Chris Carter may not be stopping at six, either.

"I would be open to doing another cycle," Duchovny said of extending the revival for another round. "I don't know that I could do a 20-episode version of this show at this point in my life, and I don't know that Gillian [Anderson] could. But I think everybody is open ended on what happens after this. Certainly, we didn't bring it back with the idea of ending it."

We'd say "trust no one" when it comes to talk about more "X-Files," but considering that this reboot is officially happening, we'll stay cautiously optimistic about the promise of additional episodes down the road.

"The X-Files" returns to Fox on January 22, 2016.

[via: Entertainment Weekly]

Photo credit: Fox

Tribeca Talks: Director Series: Cary Fukunaga With James Schamus- 2015 Tribeca Film FestivalJust weeks away from filming, the upcoming two-part adaptation of Stephen King's horror classic "It" has hit a major roadblock: Director Cary Fukunaga has abruptly left the production.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fukunaga and studio New Line could not agree on the film's budget, a dispute that "stem[med] from a difference in creative visions." Per THR:

Insiders say that New Line had greenlit the movie at $30 million (the second part would have had a larger budget) and that Fukunaga's drafts were coming in at a higher number. Even with the start of principal photography approaching, the script was still being reworked.

Execs, producers and the director realized they were at an impasse and would not make their start date. Fukunaga decided to leave the project, which has now been pushed indefinitely.

THR went on to say that Fukunaga and New Line reportedly had a rocky relationship from the start, with the strong-willed director clashing with the studio over casting decisions, among other disagreements.

Still, Fukunaga's departure is surprising primarily because filming was slated to start so soon -- in three weeks. Actor Will Poulter was also recently revealed as the production's choice to play evil clown Pennywise, a splashy and surprising casting that's now in question, since the film is currently in flux.

Even King himself wasn't entirely sure the production could recover, writing on Facebook that the flick "may be dead." The author assured fans, however, that they would "always have Tim Curry," whose iconic turn as Pennywise in the 1990 "It" miniseries still terrorizes fans today.

The remake of IT may be dead--or undead--but we'll always have Tim Curry. He's still floating down in the sewers of Derry.

Posted by Stephen King on Monday, May 25, 2015

Here's hoping "It" fans will find solace in its creator's words (and the film can somehow get back on track).

[via: The Hollywood Reporter, Stephen King]

Photo credit: Getty Images for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

coach bombay, emilio estevez, the mighty ducksCoach Gordon Bombay shared some inspirational platitudes once again on Monday night when actor Emilio Estevez channeled his "Mighty Ducks" character to cheer on the Anaheim Ducks during an NHL playoff game.

Estevez, who to a generation of filmgoers is most closely associated with Coach Bombay, decided to play up his connection to the real-life Ducks (which were formed by Disney following the success of the studio's "Mighty Ducks" franchise) and root for the team via social media, as they battled the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Finals. Estevez took to Twitter and used the hashtag #GordonBombay to signify his inspiration for jumping on the Ducks bandwagon, and quickly worked his way through a plethora of memorable quotes from the films.

"Ducks Fly Together," the "Quack! Quack! Quack!" chant, and invoking "the Flying V" all appeared on Estevez's feed, as the worked up actor reacted to the twists and turns of the game. As the Ducks claimed a nail-biting overtime victory, Estevez couldn't help but use some Disney-unfriendly language to sum up his excitement.

Check out some of the actor's exuberant posts below. Here's hoping Estevez Bombay continues the live-tweeting throughout the rest of the Ducks's playoff run. (Or maybe he can offer to teach the team the triple deke?)
[via: Emilio Estevez, h/t People]

Photo credit: YouTube

8 Quentin Tarantino Movies Ranked
From "Pulp Fiction" to "Django Unchained", is there anything Quentin Tarantino can't do? The writer-director has been putting his unique stamp on filmmaking for over 20 years, effortlessly moving between genres to deliver such fan-favorites as the "Kill Bill" films and "Reservoir Dogs". In honor of one of Hollywood's most unique and popular talents, here are all 8 of his films -- ranked from worst to best.