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Arnold Schwarzenegger & Jackie Chan Star In Bizarre Iron Mask Trailer

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan star in the bizarre trailer for the international adventure film The Iron Mask. When it comes to international action heroes, it’s hard to think of two names any bigger than Schwarzenegger and Chan. Both performers first came to prominence in the 1980s, Schwarzenegger in America and Chan on the other side of the Pacific, and later went on to be considered legends of the screen.

Of course, Schwarzenegger began his career as a bodybuilder, starring in the influential documentary Pumping Iron, then went on to become a bona fide movie star with his breakout roles in Conan the Barbarian and The Terminator. Chan meanwhile got his start in Hong Kong martial arts movies, becoming the biggest star in Asian cinema in the 1980s and ‘90s before crossing over to American films with roles in Rush Hour and Shanghai Noon. The legendary stars have however seen their American box office fortunes take a hit in recent years, though both retain their star power overseas.
Related: 10 Best Jackie Chan Fight Scenes

That international box office clout is no doubt a big reason why Chan and Schwarzenegger were both recruited for the film The Iron Mask, which came out in China last August. A UK trailer for the film was just dropped by Signature Entertainment and it puts a lot of emphasis on the meeting of the two action movie icons, though it’s clear the movie is about a lot more than the one-on-one between Schwarzenegger and Chan. See the trailer in the space below:

This is of course not the first time Schwarzenegger and Chan have shared the screen, as both had roles in the 2004 movie Around the World in 80 Days. Their latest collaboration The Iron Mask sees Chan playing a prisoner locked up in the Tower of London and Schwarzenegger as a character named James Hook who may or may not be Captain Hook (in the film he does not have a hook, but he does have a terrible wig that at one point Chan removes with his sword). If that weren’t weird enough, the movie also includes an epic adventure story that going by the trailer has a completely different tone to the silly Schwarzenegger/Chan scenes, and includes flying dragons.

In addition to Schwarzenegger and Chan, the movie’s cast includes the late Rutger Hauer and Charles Dance, as well as Jason Flemyng in the lead role of adventurer Jonathan Green. Though The Iron Mask seems to have a lot more to offer than just Schwarzenegger and Chan, including big, sprawling special effects scenes and a lot of period action, there’s no doubt that the teaming of those two great action stars is one of the movie’s main selling points. Unfortunately, the movie is already a flop with just $14 million grossed worldwide, against a reported $49 million budget, since its China release last August.

More: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 10 Best Movies, According To Rotten Tomatoes

The Iron Mask is set to hit UK cinemas and digital on April 10, 2020.

Source: Signature Entertainment

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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