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The Purge Is Back: Cast Reveals If They Could Survive The Night in Real Life!

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The sequel to last summers sleeper hit is finally here. HipHollywood sat down with The Purge: Anarchy cast members Frank Grillo and Zach Gilford to discuss what makes this film better than the first, and if they believe they could survive purge night in real life.

Not surprisingly, Grillo, who has played his fair share of tough guy roles, believes he could definitely make it through the night while Gilford, wasn’t so sure.

In the film, directed once again by James DeMonaco, Grillo plays a man on a mission to get revenge on his sons killer, but winds up an unlikely hero, when he runs into a group of stranded and defenseless couples in Downtown Los Angeles on purge night.

“Everybody at some point in their lives [has said] I wish I could get away with punching that guy,” explained Grillo. “I think that’s in our nature, I think that’s what attracts people to this movie.”

The Purge: Anarchy is in theaters July 12th.

 

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What ‘Geostorm’s’ Gerard Butler & Abbie Cornish Wish They Could Control Via Satellite

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One of the many taglines for the new drama, Geostorm, is simply: “Some things weren’t meant to be controlled.”

The film follows a team comprised of world leaders that have one goal in mind: to save the world from natural disasters with the creation of Dutch Boy, a series of satellite grids that control weather and natural disasters around the world.

And while the movie is flooded with action and stellar performances, the film ironically rivals recent natural disasters and crises around the world, and welcomes a bigger conversation. “That’s the genus behind the movie,” the film’s star, Gerard Butler, told HipHollywood. “But nobody knew how acutely it was going to be happening when the movie came out.”

He added, “It’s fun, it’s epic, it’s exciting, but at its core, it’s like, listen, ‘We gotta be careful. We gotta be really careful.”

Co-star Jim Sturgess added. “There is this sort of backbone, a message about climate change, and you kind of hope that audience members leave with that somewhere in the consciousness.”

With the idea, however, that a large unit could control the world’s natural weather patterns, imagine if the same could apply for people’s personal lives.

So when HipHollywood sat down with the cast of the film, we asked: If you could have a grid of satellites over your personal life, what would it control?

For Abbie Cornish, she “wouldn’t mind a satellite that could bring all the local organic seasonal fruits and vegetables to my house ” or “a satellite to drop down fresh flowers.” Jim Sturgess suggested he would love help with “being late for things.”

But it was Butler who suggested “integration.”

He explained, “As opposed to having different satellites and saying, ‘Here’s one for my personal life, here’s one for my relationships, here’s one for my career; I’d rather just have one big satellite, combine them all together, and just shine a whole bunch of positive inspirational light on me as a whole.”

Geostorm hits theaters on Friday, October 20.

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