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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Once Upon A Time In Venice Blu-ray/DVD Combo – Stars Bruce Willis

Rlj Entertainment is set to release the action/comedy Once Upon A Time In Venice on DVD and on DVD/Bd combo on Aug. 15, 2017. Directed by Mark Cullen (Cop Out) who co-wrote the film with Robb Cullen (“Back in the Game”), Once Upon A Time In Venice stars Bruce Willis (Die Hard Franchise), John Goodman (The Big Lebowski), Jason Momoa (“Game of Thrones”), Famke Janssen (X-Men Franchise) and Thomas Middleditch (“Silicon Valley”). Rlje will release Once Upon A Time In Venice on Aug. 15, 2017 on DVD for an Srp of $29.96 and on DVD/Bd combo for an Srp of $34.97. Bruce Willis plays Venice Beach P.I. Steve Ford: a detective who’s good with the ladies, bad with the punches, and wild about his dog, Buddy. But when his beloved pet is stolen by local thugs, Steve makes a questionable alliance with their devious leader, Spyder (Jason Momoa). Teaming up
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Giveaway: Win a DVD/Bd Combo of Once Upon A Time In Venice

Rlj Entertainment is releasing Mark Cullen's action thriller Once Upon A Time In Venice, starring Bruce Willis, John Goodman, Jason Mamoa, Famke Janssen and Thomas Middleditch, on DVD and DVD/Bd combo next Tuesday, August 15th. Once Upon A Time In Venice tells the story of Venice Beach P.I. Steve Ford (Bruce Willis): a detective who’s good with the ladies, bad with the punches, and wild about his dog, Buddy. But when his beloved pet is stolen by local thugs, Steve makes a questionable alliance with their devious leader, Spider (Jason Momoa). Teaming up with his best friend (John Goodman), Steve pulls out the big guns in search of Spider’s stolen cocaine and cash in order to set things straight and get Buddy back where he...

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Once Upon A Time In Venice – Review

Review by Mark Longden

I genuinely have no idea what to make of Once Upon A Time In Venice. Like, why was it made? Who thought “yes, this is definitely the best we can manage” and released it to the public? Just before I looked up the career of co-writer / director Mark Cullen, I had the creeping realisation that this felt like a double episode of a basic-cable light drama show like “Burn Notice”, only not quite as good; it turns out Cullen has previous form in TV, being the creator of two failed shows (“Back In The Game” and “Mr Robinson”), and also the writer of “Cop Out”, the comedy that director Kevin Smith described as the most miserable experience of his life.

But I feel like Mr Cullen shouldn’t get the lion’s share of the blame for this – that must go to top-billed Bruce Willis, who
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Movie Review: As Bruce Willis proves in Once Upon A Time In Venice, you can’t embarrass yourself if you don’t try

While there’s little chance that Bruce Willis will ever again get to work with the kind of material and behind-the-camera talent that helped make him a wiseass action star in the 1980s and ’90s, he tries the fourth or fifth next best thing with Once Upon A Time In Venice, a tiresome imitation of smart-alecky Shane Black whodunits like Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and The Last Boy Scout. Willis plays Steve Ford, a Venice Beach private eye and disgraced loose cannon cop whose beloved Parson Russell terrier gets abducted by drug dealer Spyder (a conceptually Latino Jason Momoa) while he’s supposed to be working a case for local real estate developer Lou The Jew (Adam Goldberg)—a simple enough premise that first-time director Mark Cullen and his co-writer and brother, Robb Cullen, excruciate into 35 minutes. (The dog doesn’t even show up until the 20-minute mark.) That ...
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Bruce Willis Goes Full Nicolas Cage in Dismal Action Vehicle ‘Once Upon a Time in Venice’ — Review

Bruce Willis Goes Full Nicolas Cage in Dismal Action Vehicle ‘Once Upon a Time in Venice’ — Review
Bruce Willis has been creeping up on Nicolas Cage’s bread and butter — C-level action movies that pass through the multiplex with little in the way of fanfare and less in the way of actual audience interest — for a few years now, turning in roles in mostly underseen films like “Fire With Fire,” “Precious Cargo,” and “Vice” with startling regularity (while, somehow, still landing genuinely exciting parts in films like the upcoming “Death Wish” remake and the long-hyped “Glass”). But Mark Cullen’s ruthlessly boring and decidedly dismal “Once Upon a Time in Venice” marks a new low in Willis’ still-trucking action career, one that even Cage would likely flinch at, even if it does feature an entire sequence dedicated to naked skateboarding.

Slipshod from the start, the film opens with voiceover narration care of Thomas Middleditch, who — despite serving as our entry point into the crime-ridden but colorful Venice,
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John Goodman’s Dream List: 3 Filmmakers He Wants to Work With After ‘Roseanne’

John Goodman’s Dream List: 3 Filmmakers He Wants to Work With After ‘Roseanne’
John Goodman and Bruce Willis have been friends since 1979, but somehow never worked together before “Once Upon a Time in Venice,” the action-comedy that hits theaters and video-on-demand on Friday, June 16. The directorial debut of writer-producer Mark Cullen, “Once Upon a Time in Venice” stars Willis as a Venice Beach P.I. who teams up with his surf shop-owner best friend (Goodman) to track down a drug dealer’s stolen cocaine. The film co-stars Jason Momoa​, Famke Janssen​, Thomas Middleditch​ and Adam Goldberg.

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For Goodman, who received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in March, being able to finally work with Willis on a movie was an offer he couldn’t refuse.

“They said it was a Bruce Willis movie, so I was prone to say yes before I even read the script,” Goodman said during a recent interview,
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Our Favorite Faces Of Bruce Willis

This week, Once Upon a Time in Venice sees its release. It's an action-comedy by Robb and Mark Cullen, with an impressive cast which includes John Goodman, Jason Momoa, Famke Janssen and Bruce Willis. Which brings us to Bruce Willis, who has for the past three decades been oscillating between comedy and action. And while the quality of his films may vary, in each genre he has participated in a few classics, and sometimes even became iconic. So he's our actor of the week. What is your favorite performance by him? Was he funny or awesome (or both)? Chime in, in the comments below!...

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First Kill Trailer Teams Bruce Willis and Hayden Christensen

First Kill Trailer Teams Bruce Willis and Hayden Christensen
Hayden Christensen only has one shot to save his son's life in the new trailer and poster for First Kill with Bruce Willis. This action-thriller is the latest from director Steven C. Miller, who recently wrapped production on the highly-anticipated Escape Plan 2: Hades, starring another big screen icon, Sylvester Stallone. First Kill actually marks the third collaboration between Steven C. Miller and Bruce Willis, following 2015's Extraction and last year's Marauders.

Lionsgate debuted the first trailer today, along with the poster which features both Hayden Christensen and Bruce Willis. In order to reconnect with his son Danny (Ty Shelton), big shot Wall Street broker Will (Hayden Christensen) takes his family on a hunting trip to the cabin where he grew up. While out hunting with Danny, the trip takes a deadly turn when they stumble upon several robbers and witness the murder of one of the criminals.

After becoming
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TNT Buys Gambling Addiction Drama From Mark Cullen & Gary Sanchez Prods.

In a competitive situation, TNT has put in development drama The Collector, from Lucky co-creator Mark Cullen and Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions. Written by Cullen, The Collector is the redemptive journey of a man who has to work as an indentured collections expert for an agency specializing in gambling debts in order to pay off his own debts. It will look at addiction, corporate greed, flawed social interactions and the existential drive for human…
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Bruce Willis in Trailer for Action Comedy 'Once Upon a Time in Venice'

"What are you doing?" "I gotta go steal back some drugs for these gang guy so I can get my dog back." Rlj Entertainment has released an official trailer for a new action comedy titled Once Upon a Time in Venice, starring Bruce Willis and John Goodman. This film seems like a straight up John Wick rip off, but maybe it's not even that, perhaps it's a John Wick spoof, a "SoCal John Wick". There's a badass guy in disguise, and someone steals his dog, so to get him back he has to bust some heads. Simple as that. The cast includes plenty of cool people: Jason Momoa, Famke Janssen, Elisabeth Röhm, Kal Penn, Adam Goldberg, Thomas Middleditch, Stephanie Sigman, and Wood Harris. This kind of looks fun, but it also seems like it could be terrible, hopefully not. It's from the same writer as Cop Car, for reference. Enjoy.
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Once Upon A Time In Venice Trailer Finds Bruce Willis On The Chase For A Missing Pup

Bruce Willis, private eye? The bonkers first trailer for Robb and Mark Cullen’s Once Upon a Time in Venice has stormed online today, and it features the Hollywood action veteran scouring the streets of Los Angeles in search of a missing dog.

Infusing the zany comedy of Red with the John Wick franchise – Bruce Willis’ cute little pup, Buddy, has somehow wound up in the hands of a formidable drug dealer played by Aquaman‘s Jason Momoa – the first promo for Once Upon a Time in Venice dials the action up to 11, and rips the knob off right around the time when Willis’ down-but-not-out private investigator Steve Ford is seen jumping off a balcony into a nearby pool. And that’s not even the most ridiculous thing you’ll find in the teaser above.

Behind the lens, Once Upon a Time in Venice heralds a creative reunion between Bruce Willis and the Cullens,
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Film Acquisition Rundown: Kino Lorber Picks Up ‘Dawson City,’ Magnolia Buys ‘Lucky‘ and More

Film Acquisition Rundown: Kino Lorber Picks Up ‘Dawson City,’ Magnolia Buys ‘Lucky‘ and More
Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

Kino Lorber has acquired the North American rights to Bill Morrison’s “Dawson City: Frozen Time,” about the true history of a collection of 533 reels of film (representing 372 titles) dating from the 1910s to 1920s, which were lost for over 50 years until being discovered buried in a sub-arctic swimming pool deep in the Yukon Territory. The film tells the unique history of a Canadian gold rush town and how cinema, capitalism and history intersect.

“Dawson City” had its world premiere at the 73rd Venice Film Festival and North American premiere at 2016 New York Film Festival. The film also played at the BFI/London Film Festival and the 2017 Rotterdam International Film Festival, and screened Thursday at the TCM
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Once Upon A Time In Venice: Bruce Willis Going Out of His Way For His Buddy

Rlj Entertainment has picked up the U.S. rights for Mark Cullen's action comedy Once Upon A Time In Venice, starring Bruce Willis.   This looks to be Cullen's directorial debut. He has worked with his brother, Robb, in television over the years. Together they wrote Kevin Smith's Cop Out, which Bruce Willis starred in with Tracy Morgan.   Below is the full press release along with a description of the film so you know who Willis' Buddy is and why he is so important to him.   Rlj Entertainment (Nasdaq: Rlje) has acquired all U.S. rights to the highly anticipated action/comedy Once Upon A Time In Venice, directed by Mark Cullen, which is set to release in theaters and on VOD on June 16.  This...

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Bruce Willis’ Once Upon a Time in Venice finds distributor

The Bruce Willis-led action comedy Once Upon a Time in Venice has found a distributor after Rlj Entertainment picked up the Us rights to the movie.

The film which stars Willis as a detective in the Venice Beach area of Los Angeles — along side John Goodman, Thomas Middleditch, Jason Momoa, Famke Janssen, Adam Goldberg, and Kal Penn – revolves around Willis’ dog getting kidnapped and how he teams up with criminal Jason Momoa to retrieve the pet.

The deal for the rights was negotiated by Rlj’s Mark Ward with Voltage Pictures president Jonathan Deckter.

Reported by Variety, Ward said about the project: “We are excited to work with such a talented ensemble cast, with Bruce Willis at its helm,” and that, “Bruce Willis is an iconic actor known for his action roles and impeccable comedic timing”.

Once Upon a Time in Venice is directed by Mark Cullen and is
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Bruce Willis, Jason Momoa & John Goodman Action Comedy Once Upon A Time In Venice Sets Release

Looks like Bruce Willis is pretty keen on writer/directors Robb and Mark Cullen. The trio previously worked together on the Kevin Smith directed action comedy Cop Out which was written by the Cullen's and now Willis is working with the pair again, this time with Mark behind the camera.

Once Upon a Time in Venice stars Willis as a Venice Beach investigator by the name of Steve Ford. He's a smooth talking, punch throwing detective who also happens to love his dog and when his beloved pooch is stolen by a group of local thugs, he makes some questionable deals in order to get the dog back.

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Bruce Willis action-comedy lands at Rlj Entertainment

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Bruce Willis action-comedy lands at Rlj Entertainment
Voltage Pictures financed Once Upon A Time In Venice. Separately, Mongrel Media to distribute Colossal in Canada; Saban Films acquires True Crimes.

Rlj Entertainment has picked up all Us rights from Voltage to the action-comedy Once Upon A Time In Venice.

The film will open theatrically and on VOD on June 16 and stars Willis as a private eye in Venice Beach, California, who takes on a local gangster when his beloved dog is kidnapped.

The ensemble includes John Goodman, Thomas Middleditch, Justice League and Aquaman star Jason Momoa, X-Men’s Famke Janssen, Adam Goldberg and Kal Penn.

Mark Cullen directed and reunites with Willis after he co-wrote the 2010 Kevin Smith action-comedy Cop Out with Robb Cullen.

Voltage Pictures chief Nicolas Chartier produced with Laura Ford, Zev Foreman, Cullen and Cullen. Voltage president and COO Jonathan Deckter served as executive producer with Stephen J. Eads.

Voltage financed and produced the project and sold out to international buyers as an untitled
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Bruce Willis, Jason Momoa Action Comedy ‘Once Upon a Time in Venice’ Picked Up by RLJ Entertainment

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Bruce Willis, Jason Momoa Action Comedy ‘Once Upon a Time in Venice’ Picked Up by RLJ Entertainment
RLJ Entertainment has picked up the U.S. rights to the action comedy “Once Upon a Time in Venice” starring Bruce Willis and Jason Momoa, Mark Ward, RLJ’s Chief Acquisitions Officer, announced Tuesday. Directed by Mark Cullen, the film also stars John Goodman, Thomas Middleditch, Famke Janssen, Adam Goldberg and Kal Penn. The film is the second collaboration between Willis and writers Cullen and Robb Cullen, who previously worked on “Cop Out” in 2010 together. “Once Upon a Time in Venice” follows Venice Beach P.I. Steve Ford (Willis), a detective who is good with the ladies and bad with the punches and who.
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Bruce Willis’ ‘Once Upon A Time In Venice’ Sells To Rlj, Sets June Release

Rlj Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Once Upon A Time In Venice, an action comedy starring Bruce Willis and directed by Mark Cullen. Cullen and his brother Robb co-wrote the pic as they did for Willis’ 2010 pic Cop Out. A June 16 release date in theaters and VOD has been set. John Goodman, Thomas Middleditch, Jason Momoa, Famke Janssen, Adam Goldberg and Kal Penn co-star in the ensemble from Voltage Pictures. It centers on Venice Beach P.I. Steve Ford (Willis), a…
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Mr. Robinson Review – TV NBC

Mr. Robinson isn’t a show for everyone, which is largely a function of the fact that Welcome Back, Kotter wasn’t for everyone, and owed a lot of the success it had to limited alternatives.

Don’t get me wrong, Welcome Back, Kotter was not only a great show, but it managed a surprising amount of influence on the landscape of television for decades… it just wasn’t for everyone.

Mr. Robinson stars Craig Robinson as a part-time substitute/part-time singer who runs into an old flame and hopes to rekindle things. When he learns that she now teaches at their old High School, he takes the first chance he gets to substitute there.

Mr. Robinson is laid-back almost to a fault… well, probably to a fault. He quickly hints that he wasn’t very serious about school, and hasn’t been very serious about anything since, but he
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Bruce Willis Gets A "John Wick"-Style Film

If Neo can do it with "John Wick," why not John McClane?

Bruce Willis is set to star as a Los Angeles private investigator in Mark and Robb Cullen's untitled action-comedy at Voltage Pictures.

Willis plays a contemporary version of a hard-boiled detective. His professional and personal worlds collide when his dog Buddy is stolen by a notorious gang.

He soon faces off against ruthless gang leaders, angry Samoan brothers, a loan shark and his goons and other shady characters in his effort to get Buddy back.

Mark Cullen, Robb Cullen, Nicolas Chartier, Zev Foreman and Laura Ford will produce. Filming begins June 29th in Venice, California.

Source: Variety
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