When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanityâ€™s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroesâ€”a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)â€”who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankindâ€™s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
In theaters Friday, July 12, 2013.
Ridley Scott, director of â€śAlienâ€ť and â€śBlade Runner,â€ť returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Opens in theaters Friday, June 8, 2012.
Nicolas Cage reprises his role as Johnny Blaze in Ghost Riderâ„˘ Spirit of Vengeance. In this gritty new vision for the character, directed by Neveldine/Taylor (Crank), Johnny is still struggling with his curse as the devilâ€™s bounty hunter â€“ but he may risk everything as he teams up with the leader of a group of rebel monks (Idris Elba) to save a young boy from the devilâ€¦ and possibly rid himself of his curse forever.
Opens in theaters Friday, February 17, 2012.
Marvel Studios expands its film universe with a new type of superhero: THOR. This epic adventure spans the Marvel Universe; from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth. Kenneth Branagh directs this fantasy epic which stars Australian actor Chris Hemsworth as the ancient Norse god, Tom Hiddleston as his evil brother Loki, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, a young woman who befriends Thor on Earth, and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Thor\’s father and king of Asgard.
Opens Friday, May 6.
TAKERS, directed by John Luessenhop, revolves around a notorious group of criminals (Idris Elba, Paul Walker, T.I., Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen and Michael Ealy) who continue to baffle police by pulling off perfectly executed bank robberies. They are in and out like clockwork, leaving no evidence behind and laying low in between heists. But when they attempt to pull off one last job with more money at stake than ever before, the crew may find their plans interrupted by a hardened detective (Matt Dillon) who is hell-bent on solving the case.
Opens August 27th.
July is going to be a big month. We\’ve got some blockbuster movies coming out like The Last Airbender (ok, well maybe not), Sorcerer\’s Apprentice and Inception. Look for reviews of Sorcerer\’s Apprentice and Inception. Plus we\’d got the cons of all cons Comic-Con 2010 starting July 22nd. O2W4 of course will be in attendence, tweeting you updates and photos all weekend.
Our featured actors this month are a diverse group of gentlemen all with movies releasing either in July or August. Our thanks to our new contributors RioKitty and Kimmie for their fantastic profiles. And if you want to contribute to O2W4 let us know. We\’re always looking to exploit fresh talent!
Don\’t forget your sunscreen, or better yet, stay cool inside a dark movie theater! Have a great July everyone!
Tall, Dark and Handsome, itâ€™s not hard to see why Ali Larter was stalking Idris Elba in Obsessed. And if Idris was MY man, I, like BeyoncĂ© would do anything to keep it that way, including having a major bitch slapping cat fight with the hot new temp trying to take him away from me!
Audiences know Idris best as Russell â€śStringerâ€ť Bell in HBOâ€™s â€śThe Wireâ€ť or as Michael Scottâ€™s new boss Charles Miner in â€śThe Office.â€ť I officially first noticed this beautiful man as the quiet caring detective in Prom Night. I am ALWAYS aware of beautiful men, like the single dad of three girls in Tyler Perryâ€™s Daddyâ€™s Little Girls, or maybe the reclusive brother in This Christmas, or perhaps holding his own against Gerard Butler in Guy Ritchieâ€™s RockNRolla or maybe a soldier fighting zombies in 28 Weeks Later. Letâ€™s not forget that he appeared on the cover of Essence\’s \”Hot Hollywood Men\” issue in April 2004 and was also in People Magazineâ€™s annual â€ś100 Most Beautiful People in the Worldâ€ť in May 2007.
Did I mention that he has accent!? He was born outside of London as Idrissa Akuna Elba, to a father from Sierra Leone and a mother from Ghana. At 16, he won a place in the National Youth Music Theatre thanks to a Princeâ€™s Trust Grant. Although he does have a wonderful British accent, he wonâ€™t use it when talking to fans of \”The Wire\” to keep the illusion of his character. Idris was married and has daughter named Isan who was born in 2002. He even bought a house in Atlanta, so that he could be closer to his daughter who lives with his ex-wife. What a DILF!
No stranger to music, having appeared in numerous music videos and counting Diddy as a one of his friends, Idris is also an accomplished DJ. As a little boy, he once helped his uncle with his wedding DJ business, which led him to start his own DJ company. He worked in nightclubs under the DJ name of Big Driis. He has contributed tracks to the soundtracks for Prom Night and Tyler Perryâ€™s Madae Goes to Jail. And in 2008 he was chosen to produce the intro track for Jay Zâ€™s â€śAmerican Gangsterâ€ť. Under Hevlar Recordings and working with some top producers, Idris has released an EP entitled â€śKing of Kingsâ€ť. He is also planning a tour to promote the new EP, which is a fusion of sounds that reflect his eclectic influences.
Besides being able to see him in a nice intimate venue promoting his EP, We can also see/listen to Idris and his accent in the upcoming gang movie Takers with a few other hotties. Maybe weâ€™ll have a naked shower scene or mud fight!? And most exciting is to know that Idris will be playing \”Heimdall\” in Kenneth Brannaghâ€™s Thor!! My inner geek is going wild with this thought and I know that this movie will make Idris a household name! But for now, Iâ€™m enjoying keeping this Brit as a secret.
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The Losers got off to a shaky start, literally, with the current action movie hand held camera action sequence craze, where it is literally challenging to figure out what is going on. Read more
An explosive action tale of betrayal and revenge, â€śThe Losersâ€ť centers around the members of an elite Special Forces unit sent to the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. But the teamâ€”Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougarâ€”soon find that they have become the target of a deadly double cross, instigated from the inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max.
Making good use of the fact that they are now presumed dead, the group goes deeply undercover in a dangerous plot to clear their names and even the score with Max. They are joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda, who is more than capable of scoring a few points of her own. Working together, when theyâ€™re not arguing amongst themselves, they have to stay one step ahead of the globetrotting Maxâ€”a ruthless man bent on embroiling the world in a new high-tech global war for his own benefit. If they can take down Max and save the world at the same time, itâ€™ll be a win win for the team now known as The Losers.
â€śThe Losersâ€ť stars Jeffery Dean Morgan (â€śWatchmenâ€ť) as Clay; Zoe Saldana (â€śAvatar,â€ť â€śStar Trekâ€ť) as Aisha; Chris Evans (the â€śFantastic Fourâ€ť films) as Jensen; Idris Elba (â€śObsessedâ€ť) as Roque; Columbus Short (â€śQuarantineâ€ť) as Pooch; Oscar Jaeneda (â€śChe: Part Twoâ€ť) as Cougar; and Jason Patric (My Sisterâ€™s
Opens nationwide on April 23, 2010
In theatres on October 31
When a Russian mobster orchestrates a crooked land deal, millions of dollars are up for grabs, and all of London\’s criminal underworld wants in on the action. Everyone from a dangerous crime lord to a sexy accountant, a corrupt politician and down-on-their-luck petty thieves conspire, collude and collide with one another in an effort to get rich quick. Read more