May 25th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments


Last week, “XXX: The Return of Xander Cage Blu-Ray” has been released in the United States on demand, DVD, Blu-Ray. It’s not your typical Toni movie, but since there are no typical Toni movies anyway it has been fun to see her doing some popcorn action gun-wielding (that was a spoiler) flick opposite Vin Diesel and a bunch of performances straight out of a video game. Screencaptures from the Blu-Ray as well as from the making of featurette have been added to the photo gallery.

  January 22nd, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

“xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” is playing in theaters today, and critics are either embracing or dismissing the third installment of the series for the loud, action packed nonsense that it is. Returning to the franchise he launched in 2002, Vin Diesel reprises the titular role as an extreme-sports thrill-seeker-turned-government-operative long presumed dead by the NSA. Cage is a man with his own very particular set of skills, and the ruthless agency chief (Toni Collette) enlists his help for a high-stakes operation that involves racing against a band of renegade evildoers in pursuit of “Pandora’s Box,” a curious device that’s knocking military satellites out of the sky and into densely-populated areas. Here’s a couple of reviews with more highlights on Toni Collette’s character (and the critics consensus that she is too good of an actress for this).

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Who wanted Xander Cage back? Is it you? It sure as hell isn’t me. […] Toni Collette, who is way too good for this crap, also shows up as Agent Marke, another suit barking orders at Cage. The Australian actress must be wondering how she went from being nominated for Oscars and Emmys to starring in this toxic fluffball.

Mike LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
Toward the end, the action becomes repetitive and tiresome, but there are pleasures to be had. Diesel is a terrific action star, in that he can give a movie a lift just by being there. Collette embraces the cold-blooded extremes of her role.

Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com
A disaster ensues, and stern buttoned-up spymaster Marke (Toni Collette, here probably earning more to merely maintain an erect posture than she usually does when she’s actually being an incredible actor) calls a meeting at an appropriately eerily-lit CIA boardroom.

Matthew Lickona, San Diego Reader
There isn’t much point in reviewing a film that summarizes itself thusly: “Kick some ass, get the girl, and try to look dope while you’re doing it.” But a job’s a job: Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) is, according to this third entry in the XXX series, the guy you call when you need “someone that can walk into a tornado and come out the other side like it was a damn gentle breeze.” (This line is spoken by Academy-Award nominee Toni Collette, who looks appropriately miserable throughout.)

  January 13th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

The promotion for xXx’s January 20 release is in full swing, and while Toni has not participated in any of the public appearances at press junkets and premieres so far, she’s featured in a few of the film’s featurettes and cast interviews. Most of these official clips only have a couple blink-and-you-miss-it blips, with the exception of the b-roll, which shows more of Toni’s work behind the scenes. Three clips have been added to the video archive, with hopefully more to come.

Video Archive – Career Videos – xXx3 – Cast Interviews
Video Archive – Career Videos – xXx3 – B-Roll
Video Archive – Career Videos – xXx3 – Featurette 01

  November 14th, 2016       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

It’s been almost a year since Toni’s last public appearance – at the G’Day Gala in January – so brace yourself for some new pictures! The promotion for “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” has officially kicked off and Toni and her co-stars Vin Diesel and Nina Dobrev surprised a flock of fans on Saturday at a special fan screening for the film, which hits theaters on January 20.

  November 2nd, 2016       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

After a promising teaser, the full theatrical trailer for “xXX: The Return of Xander Cage” has been released today by Paramount Pictures – offering us more glimpses as Toni Collette’s character. It’s fair to say she’s playing Xander’s boss. The fun of Return of Xander Cage is that it almost prides itself with looking exceedingly dumb. Mind you, this is only the trailer and it features Diesel’s former extreme sports guy spy somehow surfing gigantic ocean waves on a motorcycle, skiing through the jungle, and pulling some sick moves by skateboarding across the side of a moving bus. If it didn’t have a winking spirit it could come across as tedious, but the trailer has a gleeful anarchy about it that guarantees the movie won’t take itself too seriously. Screencaptures from the trailer have been added to the photo gallery.

  November 1st, 2016       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

It’s been three months since we saw the first trailer for Paramount’s highly-anticipated XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, which is set to hit theaters next January. Tomorrow we’ll get to see the second full trailer, but until then, we have 12 new character posters to check out. These posters feature Vin Diesel’s Xander Cage, Donnie Yen’s Xiang, Rory McCann’s Torch, Tony Jaa’s Talon, Deepika Padukone’s Serena, Kris Wu’s Nicks, soccer star Neymar Jr., Nicky Jam as Lazarus, Toni Collette as Jane Marke, UFC star Michael Bisping as Hawk, Nina Dobrev as Becky and Ruby Rose as Adele.

This big screen adventure brings back Vin Diesel’s iconic character Xander Cage to the big screen, 14 years after his first adventure. The original xXx fared well at the box office, taking in $142.1 million domestic and $277.4 million worldwide from a $70 million budget. Despite the initial movie’s success, Vin Diesel did not return for the sequel, 2005’s XXX: State of the Union, which starred Ice Cube as Augustus Gibbons’ new recruit, Darius Stone. That sequel didn’t fare quite as well at the box office, taking in just $26.8 million domestically and $71 million worldwide. Both Xander Cage and Augustus Gibbons are back with a slew of new cast members in XXX 3.

  July 21st, 2016       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

A first teaser trailer for “XXX: The Return of Xander Cage” has been released yesterday and it features a glimpse of Toni’s yet-unnamed character. Click the preview image to watch the teaser. XXX will premiere in the United States on January 20, 2017. You can watch the trailer in the video archive.

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