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Fast and the Furious Creator To Adapt Best-Selling Comic Razor!

Rob Cohen – the creator of both the Fast and the Furious and xXx franchises – is adapting Everette Hartsoe’s best-selling comic Razor for film.

‘I have loved RAZOR since its first publication. It has operatic themes, female empowerment, revenge, action, a love story, all shrouded in a delicious darkness that fits our time,’ said Cohen.

Cohen is adapting the comic for a co-production by Number 11 Films and Lotus Entertainment.

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xXx Returns to Home Video with 15th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray!

With xXx: Return of Xander Cage due in theaters on January 20th, Sony Pictures Home Video is releasing xXx on Blu-ray in the xXx: 15th Anniversary Edition – which brings the features from the original DVD release to Blu-ray for the first time, and includes a new featurette: Origins of a Renegade – which features Vin Diesel with a look at the new movie.

xXx: 15th Anniversary Edition will be available on Jnaury 10th. Read on for a complete list of new and archival bonus material.

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The Boy Next Door: Just No!

The Boy Next Door - Claire Peterson

There are a lot of talented people behind the making of The Boy Next Door. Somehow, despite their best efforts, we have the first truly awful movie of 2015.

Think Fatal Attraction with the genders reversed. Now, take out the intelligence, the wit, any semblance of drama (and the steamy sex, for that matter) and what you have left is what this is.

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor – Uninspired Sequel Bores!

The first two Mummy movies may not have been critical successes, but they did have an off-kilter charm that made them hits with the masses. As one member of those masses, I have to say that I did enjoy them, myself. So, why then, do I not care for the third instalment in the series?

The Emperor's Army

Writer/director Stephen Sommers only produced this film. They recast Evelyn O’Connell – and Maria Bello ain’t Rachel Weisz, not by half. Luke Ford, who plays the O’Connell’s grown son, Alex, has the charisma of a box of Shreddies. Brendan Fraser, who threw himself into Journey to the Center of the Earth, seems to be going through the motions here. John Hannah’s exclamation, “I hate mummies! They never play fair!” is the height of the wit in this installment’s banter [you know you’re in trouble when Hannah has to force his dialogue…]. The action set pieces – and the CG, for that matter – have a been there/done that feel about them.

On the plus side of the ledger, we have Jet Li, whose energetic and charismatic villain might have been fun if he’d a script worthy of him; Michelle Yeoh, who manages to rise above the morass that is this film, as an immortal witch whose one true love was drawn and quartered by Li’s Dragon emperor, and Isabella Leong brings some badly needed spirit to the proceedings as Lin, the witch’s equally immortal daughter, who incomprehensibly develops a thing for Alex.

Despite director Rob Cohen’s best efforts, The Mummy: The Tomb of the Dragon Emperor galumphs along at a lacklustre pace for a would-be summer blockbuster. If it wasn’t for the performances by the key Asian actors, this would be a complete disaster. Thanks to them, there are enough bright spots to avoid an F.

Final Grade: D