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An interview with Derek Kolstad, screenwriter of John Wick

8 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Zachary Leeman talks with John Wick screenwriter Derek Kolstad

Derek Kolstad is a name you may want to keep on your radar. He’s the hot screenwriter of the moment right now with his new revenge flick, John Wick, opening and getting fan-boys and filmgoers excited about its violent throwback nature and fresh feeling.

Kolstad decided to kindly take a few moments to speak with us about Wick, his process and screenwriting in general. Check out what the man had to say about his dog loving protagonist and his own long in development movie career.

Let’s bring this story full circle. How did the screenwriter of John Wick start out?

I’ve been writing since the age of 13, but having grown up in the mid-west, I never really saw it as a career. I went to school, started a career in business, but over time grew desperate to leap »

- Gary Collinson

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Lff 2014: Electric Boogaloo – The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Review

18 October 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Damien Chazelle.

Running Time: 106 Minutes

Synopsis: A new love letter to exploitation cinema from the maker of Masters of the Universe and the Delta Force with Chuck Norris.

If you like your films brilliantly awful, then you would have seen some of Cannon’s work. They did the Death Wish sequels with Charles Bronson, the legendary He-Man movie Masters Of The Universe and Superman IV: The Quest For Peace, a film so cheap that they used an office block next to Milton Keynes train station as the Un headquarters. That’s absolutely true and anyone from Milton Keynes will tell you so. When they’re not too busy crying.

They also made America 3000, for which the trailer includes the line, ‘It is nine hundred years after the great nuke, and the role of women in society has changed, much to the displeasure of men. And mutants.’ It is »

- John Sharp

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How a He-Man sequel and a Spider-Man movie became Cyborg

16 October 2014 3:38 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

How did an 80s Van Damme action flick emerge from a failed Spider-Man movie and Masters Of The Universe sequel? Ryan takes a look...

Cannon Films was in deep trouble by 1987. Its boom years, between the late 70s to the mid-80s, were largely thanks to an eclectic and hurriedly-made collection of B-movies: Chuck Norris action pictures, Charles Bronson revenge flicks and lots of things with the word ‘ninja’ in the title.

Thanks to its outsider status and anything-for-a-buck approach to filmmaking, Cannon Films became a major name in Hollywood, the grinning faces of its brusque founders - producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus - frequently appearing in TV news reports and tinseltown trade papers.

But in the mid-80s, Golan and Globus began to change their strategy. While they would still make Death Wish sequels and Chuck Norris pics, they began to dabble in making more expensive films, such »

- ryanlambie

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Hellboy, Robocop, The Punisher and Jaa ply Skin Trade

13 October 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

Director Ekachai Uekrongtham (The Coffin) changes direction with his latest movie, a collaboration with Thai superstar Tony Jaa. It's been a long time since Jaa had a bona fide hit on his hands, and there's little chance of this one breaking the mould, however, he is joined by some awesome talent. Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables) shares top-billing with the pintsized wonder, but he's not the only big Hollywood star to make an appearance. Sons of Anarchy regulars are currently seeking new employment, which means the likes of Ron Perlman (Hellboy) and Peter Weller (Robocop) have some free time on their hands. Michael Jai White, fresh from Arrow duties, more than makes up the numbers in this decent looking action movie. Set in and around Bangkok, we'll bring you more information when we have it. For now though, check out the impressive trailer. Guilty pleasures don't come around that often these days. »

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Negotiations Over! First official trailer for Skin Trade with Dolph Lundgren and Tony Jaa

11 October 2014 1:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a host of films in the pipeline involving sharks, War Pigs, and other purveyors of carnage, Dolph Lundgren has a lot on his plate, but before that there’s the small matter of Skin Trade, the pet project that’s taken him over six years to get off the ground. An early 2015 release date is expected and the first official trailer has just gone live.

Lundgren stars as Nick Cassidy, whose family is killed by Serbian Gangster Viktor Dragovic (Ron Perlman). Cassidy tracks Viktor to Bangkok where he teams up with local police detective Tony (Tony Jaa). The pair set about bringing an end to Viktor’s sex trafficking operation once and for all. Judging by the trailer a lot of cans of whoop-ass will get opened.

Co-starring with Lundgren will be Tony Jaa (who will also be seen in Fast & Furious 7), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Peter Weller (RoboCop), Michael Jai White »

- Gary Collinson

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First Proper Skin Trade Trailer Teams Dolph Lundgren And Tony Jaa In Thailand

11 October 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Dolph Lundgren is very much the star in the first official trailer for Skin Trade, directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham (Beautiful Boxer), but Tony Jaa is lurking in the background, ready to strike fear into the hearts of men with his fists and his feet. Lundgren and Jaa play two cops who team up to take down Ron Perlman, an evil human trafficker who fled the United States after killing Lundgren's family and is hiding in Thailand. That allows for plenty of action, occasional flying bodies, and an explosion or two. Michael Jai White co-stars, plus the dependable Peter Weller is present to dispense authoritative commands. The film is aiming for a 2015 release. If the action is as consistently good as what's depicted in the trailer, this could...

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The Expendables 3 Unrated Cut Coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD in November

9 October 2014 10:50 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Sylvester Stallone assembles the biggest collection of action heroes yet in The Expendables 3, a victim of a pirated copy prior to its theatrical debut that likely put the final nail in the coffin on the franchise. Despite minimal box office returns, The Expendables 3 is still coming to home video, and it will do so in the new The Expendables 3 Unrated Cut.

Lionsgate Home Entertainment will first release The Expendables 3 Unrated Cut to Digital HD on November 11. The Blu-ray and DVD versions, packaged in a combo set with Digital HD, makes its way to stores two weeks later on November 25 -- right before Black Friday. Both the unrated and theatrical versions will be included in the combo pack with the unrated cut running an additional five minutes in length.

Joining Stallone in The Expendables 3 are Jason Statham, Jet Li, Antonio Banderas , Kelsey Grammer, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, »

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The Expendables 3 Unrated Cut Coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital in November

9 October 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Sylvester Stallone assembles the biggest collection of action heroes yet in The Expendables 3, a victim of a pirated copy prior to its theatrical debut that likely put the final nail in the coffin on the franchise. Despite minimal box office returns, The Expendables 3 is still coming to home video, and it will do so in the new The Expendables 3 Unrated Cut.

Lionsgate Home Entertainment will first release The Expendables 3 Unrated Cut to Digital HD on November 11. The Blu-ray and DVD versions, packaged in a combo set with Digital HD, makes its way to stores two weeks later on November 25 -- right before Black Friday. Both the unrated and theatrical versions will be included in the combo pack with the unrated cut running an additional five minutes in length.

Joining Stallone in The Expendables 3 are Jason Statham, Jet Li, Antonio Banderas , Kelsey Grammer, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, »

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The Expendables 3 Blu-ray Includes an Extended Unrated Cut of the Film With 5 Minutes of Additional Footage

8 October 2014 2:27 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

There was a lot of griping from the fan base when it was revealed that The Expendables 3 would be rated PG-13, so you guys should take heart in the fact that the upcoming Blu-ray release of the film will indeed include an Unrated Cut that is five minutes longer than the theatrical version.  Will the new cut contain all of the action and intensity you'd expect from a more mature rating?  It's too early to tell, but there's at least a sliver of hope for the fans. Hit the jump for more on The Expendables 3 Blu-ray.  The film (along with the unrated cut) arrives in a Blu-ray combo pack (with Digital HD) on November 25th.  Sylvester Stallone, Mel GibsonHarrison FordWesley SnipesArnold SchwarzeneggerKelsey GrammerAntonio BanderasJason StathamJet LiDolph LundgrenRandy CoutureTerry CrewsKellan LutzRonda RouseyVictor Ortiz, and Glen Powell all star. »

- Evan Dickson

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The Strain – Episode 12 Review

3 October 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Martin Carr reviews the twelfth episode of The Strain

As episode twelve concludes we are within sight of the finishing line. Season finales, cliff hangers and pivotal plot points loom like spectres in the night. Past and present coalesce in a Grimm fable of East European origin. A place where old wife’s tales are passed down through generations, whispered round camp fires warning of an ancient evil lurking out there in the dark. Best bolt your doors and windows; because something wicked this way comes…..

When I was child like many of my generation there was no internet, barely anything computerised while mobile phones were a pipedream laughably inconceivable. We were raised on books, books and more books, with the occasional game of Monopoly or Risk thrown in. The point is simple; we had nothing more than our imaginations to depend on for entertainment. Now although those days are well behind me, »

- Gary Collinson

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58th BFI London Film Festival Review – Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)

1 October 2014 11:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films, 2014.

Written and Directed by Mark Hartley.

Synopsis:

A one-of-a-kind story about two-of-a-kind men who (for better or worse) changed film forever.

“We’re Cannon Films, and we’re dynamite!” 

When the Israeli partnership of Menahem Golan and Yorum Globus bought Cannon in 1978, it was a near-bankrupt company but through their unique business models and ability to package exploitation movies likes American Ninja, The Naked Cage and numerous Chuck Norris and Charles Bronson vehicles that would sell to foreign markets, they became the most powerful independent film company in the world.

They hit big in 1984 with Breakin’, a breakdance movie made for $1.5million that grossed over $40million at the worldwide box office, confirming the cousins as “proper” producers, but they always wanted more, piling millions into over 30 films a year (according to Masters of the Universe designer William Stout it was over »

- Scott Davis

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Electric Boogaloo review

29 September 2014 5:13 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The rise and fall of Cannon Films is told in Mark Hartley's wildly entertaining documentary, Electric Boogaloo. Here's Ryan's review...

Producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus were famous (or infamous) for many things, but a stringent approach to quality filmmaking was hardly one of them. At the height of their success in the 1980s, the Israeli cousins, and their company Cannon Films, were synonymous with cheap B-movies of just about every kind: Chuck Norris action flicks, sex comedies, ninja martial arts epics, dance movies and tawdry slasher horrors.

Their films frequently horrified critics, but became a staple of video rental stores: with Cannon Films cranking out as many as 50 or so pictures a year at its peak, the company's distinctive logo and self-explanatory film titles (New Year's Evil, Avenging Force, Enter The Ninja) were ubiquitous throughout the 80s and early 90s. The company was eventually brought down by its fast-and-loose approach to film production, »

- ryanlambie

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Scott Adkins And Dolph Lundgren Together Again In 4 Towers

24 September 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

News from a couple of sources, including the Scott Adkins Facebook Page (so you know it is true!), is that Scott Adkins and Dolph Lundgren are joining Gianni Capaldi on an upcoming action flick 4 Towers. Actress Kelly Overton (True Blood) is rumored to be a part of the production. A Serbian ex war hero, Viro, (Dolph Lundgren), takes hostages at a powerful company's dinner in an 11th century castle in a bid to capture the legendary stolen gold of Mussolini. Taking on Italy's tactical swat teams and an Interpol unit (Scott Adkins and Gianni Capaldi), he may have captured a hostage who could prove too much to handle. Intense combat, thrilling knife fighting and explosive action follows Viro as he attempts to escape with the...

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Dolph Lundgren Takes On 4 Towers, War Pigs and Sharks

23 September 2014 8:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the third Expendables film behind him, Dolph Lundgren has a busy line up on the horizon. Filming will commence on 4 Towers in November, High Five Films and Imago Films have announced. Co-starring with Dolph will be Scott Adkins (who has already appeared in three films with Lundgren) as well as Gianni Capaldi (who has also appeared with Lundgren three times).

Lundgren stars as Viro, a Serbian war hero who takes hostages at a powerful company’s dinner in an 11th century castle in a bid to capture the legendary stolen gold of Mussolini. Taking on Italy’s tactical swat teams and an Interpol unit (Scott Adkins and Gianni Capaldi), he may have captured a hostage who could prove too much to handle. Intense combat, thrilling knife fighting and explosive action follows Viro as he attempts to escape with the cursed gold and treasure.

Lundgren is apparently undergoing knife training for the blade based combat. »

- Gary Collinson

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Fantastic Fest – A Look at the Film, Parties, and Chaos that Await in Austin

15 September 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The best way to describe how I approach Fantastic Fest is like summer camp. It happens once a year. You get back together with old friends. Yet in this case, this non-traditional camp is for fans of the most bizarre, violent, horrific, and Fantastic movies you could imagine. And even still, Fantastic Fest is so much more. This will be more third time attending Fantastic Fest and We Are Movie Geeks fourth time covering the crazy events that take place in Austin every September. For eight days I will be immersed in a world that is unlike any other film festival I have ever attended. What other festival is going to feature events like an opening night food fight, a karaoke party, a “nerd rap throwdown,” and the signature event at the festival – Fantastic Debates (which includes a verbal debate followed by a literal boxing match). These are just a »

- Michael Haffner

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Metrodome strikes for Toronto trio

15 September 2014 3:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Mia Hansen Love, Francois Ozon dramas and Cannon Films doc among Toronto haul.

UK distributor Metrodome has secured UK and Ireland rights to a trio of films that played at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 4-14): Mia Hansen Love’s well-received drama Eden, Francois Ozon’s The New Girlfriend and documentary Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films.

All three will play at the London Film Festival (Oct 8-19).

Metrodome acquired Eden from sales agent Kinology in a deal negotiated by Metrodome head of acquisitions Giles Edwards and Kinology’s CEO Grégoire Melin.

Directed by French auteur Mia Hansen Love and starring Felix De Givry, Pauline Etienne and Greta Gerwig, Eden charts the rise and fall of one of the DJs who pioneered the French electro music scene in the 1990s.

The film features cameo’s from the likes of Daft Punk, Joe Smooth, the late Frankie Knuckles »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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5 Marvel Characters Who Should Get Their Own Netflix Series

14 September 2014 2:35 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thomas Roach with five Marvel characters who should get their own Netflix TV series….

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is expanding fast with not just films being released each year but now shows on television. Next year we are set for two movies – Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man – but also we will be getting our first Marvel Netflix show, Daredevil. Marvel announced last year that it had made a deal with Netflix to produce four series which would all lead to a Defenders miniseries. So far Daredevil is the only one in production, with actor Charlie Cox playing the title role. We are also set to get Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones series on Netflix over the next few years.

As well as the Netflix shows, we are set to have an Agent Carter TV series on ABC, as well as the continuing series Agents of S.H. »

- Thomas Roach

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Final Wave of Programming Announced for Fantastic Fest, Includes The Town That Dreaded Sundown & Horns

11 September 2014 9:17 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In The Town That Dreaded Sundown, a copycat of the Phantom Killer who struck 66 years ago reignites the Moonlight Murders in a small Texas town. And in Horns, a man suspected of killing his girlfriend wakes up to find horns jutting from his forehead, thus bringing a little hell on Earth. These two films are among those joining the 10th anniversary celebration of Austin’s Fantastic Fest.

The Hive, It Follows, Everly, and Open Windows are also included in the recently announced final wave of programming for Fantastic Fest, which takes place September 18th-25th in Austin, Texas. We have the official press release with full details:

Austin, TX – Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - “Fantastic Fest celebrates its 10th Anniversary with its biggest year yet with 80 exciting films including 22 World Premieres, 43 North American & Us Premiere screenings and 38 short films. The final wave includes Horns, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, The Hive, It Follows, »

- Derek Anderson

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The Bottom Shelf: Remo, Almost Human, Branded To Kill and more

9 September 2014 12:56 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Nick wades into another stack of DVD releases, including 80s action epic Remo: Unarmed And Dangerous, and lots more besides...

"Whatever happened to Fred Ward?" is a line surely on the tip of most people’s tongues. Apparently, the star of Tremors and The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult has mostly been doing TV work over the last few years, though you’ll almost certainly remember him as the charismatic star of 1985’s Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins. No? Well, shame on you, because Remo, making a welcome Blu-Ray debut, leads this month’s action-packed, erm, action special.

If you weren’t one of the lucky few that grew up with the preposterous movie otherwise known as Remo: Unarmed And Dangerous punctuating their childhood, we’ll fill you in. Riding on the success of the Rambo films (essentially, the only tenuous link being the vaguely similar name), Bond director »

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Scroz backs four projects

4 September 2014 5:20 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Screen Australia today announced investment of nearly. $965,000 for three films and a feature documentary, estimated to generate more than $6.8 million of production.

Fiona Cameron, Screen Australia.s chief operating officer, said, .This round we have backed a diverse collection of projects that promises audiences an amusing, informative and imaginative experience with innovative narratives and vivid characters..

Funding was allocated to Madman Productions for the feature A Month of Sundays from writer/director Matthew Saville (Felony, Noise, The Slap, Cloudstreet) and producers Nick Batzias and Kirsty Stark.

The film follows real estate agent Frank Mollard (played by Anthony Lapaglia), whose life takes an unexpected turn when he receives a call from his dead mother, sending him on a journey of redemption.

WildBear Entertainment will receive completion funding for Electric Boogaloo: The Wild Untold Story of Cannon Films, Mark Hartley's doco about movie-obsessed immigrant cousins, Yoram Globus and the late Menahem Golan, »

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