The surf’s up (and bigger) in this Point Break featurette

Earlier this week, we shared the news that UFC star Ronda Rousey will deliver the roundhouse kicks in the Road House remake. That was all fine and good for fans of Patrick Swayze’s “pain don’t hurt” philosophy, but what of his Point Break followers who must surely be jonesing for a Zen koan? When could they expect to…

The A.V. Club’s risk-assessment guide to the 2015 fall movie season, part 2

Yesterday, we appraised the big releases of September and October, doing our best to determine which among them could be most worthy of your patronage. Today, we do the same for November and December’s coming attractions, applying investment advice to the boxers, super spies, Jedis, and CGI rodents of the year’s final…

Point Break remake moved to Christmas, the most popular surfing holiday

They may not be scared of robbing banks or riding the most bodacious waves, but it seems there’s one thing the surfing criminal masterminds of the Point Break remake don’t want to go up against: special agent Ethan Hunt. Shortly after we first covered Paramount’s decision to move Mission: Impossible 5 (“No, this time…

Edgar Ramirez asked whether he's crazy enough to star in Point Break remake

With Gerard Butler declaring, “See you in the next life!” to starring in another movie about sports, the remake of Point Break has turned to Edgar Ramirez as its replacement Patrick Swayze replacement, bringing him in to take on the role of Bodhi, surfer sensei to the sexually confused FBI agent who’s pursuing him.…

Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation causes Gerard Butler to exit the Point Break remake

As a great (or perfectly enjoyable after three beers) man once said, everything moves in cycles. So twice a century, the ocean lets us know how small we really are. A winter storm comes out of Antarctica, tearing up the Pacific. It sends a huge swell north 2,000 miles. And suddenly, Gerard Butler is no longer starring…

Advertisement