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Despite Christian Bale having said he never wants to venture into the superhero genre again, it looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger could have some company when it comes to actors up for returning to the Batman film franchise. But unlike the aforementioned former supervillain, this guy, like Bale, has donned the iconic cape and cowl before, thus ears shall perk.
We are, of course, talking about Val Kilmer, who played the Dark Knight in the 1995 movie, Batman Forever. And, say what you want about him or the the flick itself, but those of us who remember its theatrical run will be able to recall that it was a cultural phenomenon. Well, maybe it didn’t quite achieve the level of “Batmania” that Tim Burton’s Batman did in 1989, but it was a box office and merchandising powerhouse. The commemorative glass from McDonald’s that I still proudly own is a reminder of that. »
- Eric Joseph
In what could only be described as an Oscar-winning caliber song and Oscar worthy acting performance, the movie Bloodsport gets my pick for our latest “Great uses of songs in movies” segment. As we all know, Bloodsport is clearly one of the best martial arts movies of all-time. Between that and Kickboxer, Jean Claude Van Damme solidified himself as “the man” when it came to action movies spearheaded by martial artists in the 80s. While he wasn’t quite at the level of a Sylvester Stallone or Arnold Schwarzenegger, you’d be hard pressed to find a more impressive portfolio of action
- Nat Berman
Western Audiences may not be familiar with bodybuilder-turned action star Alexander Nevsky, but in Russia he’s a bona fide star. Nevsky has been quietly creating his own projects to star in, starting with the surprisingly earnest and stellar film Moscow Heat, which emulated the Walter Hill actioner Red Heat, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Speaking of Schwarzenegger, Nevsky’s build, voice, and demeanor are a striking ringer for Arnold, and Nevsky knows this and plays it to his benefit. Nevsky’s other films include the also quite entertaining genre hybrid mashup Treasure Raiders, which combined the best ingredients of The Fast and the Furious and National Treasure, and he’s back with this year’s serial killer thriller/action film Black Rose, co-starring Kristanna Loken, and a little later in the year with the Expendables-type action flick Showdown in Manila, which »
- Amie Cranswick
Last year, director Shane Black explained that they were making a number of enhancements and improvements to the Predator suit, revealing in an interview that there will be a lot of upgrades to the traditional "Predator technology." The director wouldn't delve into specifics, but there were also early rumors that part of the new suit will be enhanced with CGI. Then news come from a merchandising convention claiming that the alien Predator hunters, known as Yautja or Hish-Qu-Ten, would be all CG with actors performing them via motion capture. But that may not actually be the case. The director took to social media over the weekend to shoot down rumors of an all CGI-enhanced suit, while also addressing the new release date. Here's what he had to say about the suit, which will be practical and feature a man in costume.
"I am standing on set next to a 7-foot »
According to a new report from the Washington Post, Trump shot down speculation that Spicer might lose his job over a string of problems and mistakes as the administration’s highest-profile spokesman.
“I’m not firing Sean Spicer. That guy gets great ratings. Everyone tunes in,” the president said, according to the Post, quoting someone familiar with the president’s conversation over a working lunch at the White House in March.
Trump, 70, even likened Spicer’s daily »
- Stephanie Petit
Are we in the midst of a filmmaking revolt against the overuse of computer generated effects? This latest development in the journey of The Predator to the big screen might suggest as much, as director and co-writer of the film, Shane Black, has taken to Twitter to confirm that he will indeed be delivering a real, tangible Predator, when the blockbuster is released in the summer of 2018.
I am standing on set next to a 7-foot tall gentleman in a Predator suit — so no, it is not all CGI.
— Shane Black (@BonafideBlack) April 23, 2017
While it may seem like a mere snippet of information, lending a tantalizing glimpse of the production process for this highly anticipated sequel, this actually speaks volumes about the growing, and welcome trend in mainstream studio movies to return to the days of practical effects, over and above the use of CGI.
The choice Shane Black is »
- Sarah Myles
Half a century ago we were all going to be living in mile-high skyscrapers with floating cars for transport. As the new millennium came closer, you had more chance of meeting an alien who declared, “Nanu, nanu, shazbot” as a greeting.The major inventions of science fiction have yet to happen. Warp drive, teleporting, hover cars; they all remain the prerogative of fertile minds. Or do they?
Despite what we may think, much more of science fiction’s wizardry has come true than we credit. In-ear headphones were predicted by Ray Bradbury in his seminal novel, Fahrenheit 451. Apple, for one, are finding this to be a tidy revenue stream.
It’s not the only thing Bradbury looked into the future and saw. Mankind has long held a fascination with Mars and while Hg Wells War of the Worlds seems an unlikely outcome, colonisation as foreseen in the Martian Chronicles »
- James Smith
“I’m not firing Sean Spicer,” Trump said, according to Washington Post sources. “That guy gets great ratings. Everyone tunes in.” Ratings have been a major object of interest to Trump long before he took the presidency, as he frequently boasted about the success of “The Apprentice” and mocked other celebrities like Martha Stewart and Arnold Schwarzenegger who took over hosting duties for the long-running reality TV series. According to Washington Post, Trump has been pleased with the viewership for Spicer’s daily press briefings, during which he has made many comments which frequently had to be walked back or explained, »
- Jeremy Fuster
20th Century Fox decided to unload its 2018 slate all at once, offering plenty of new release dates and changing others. Buried at the very end of this announcement is the fact that The Predator is being delayed by quite a few months. It moves from its February 3 dumping ground to August 3, 2018.
While any given movie's delay is cause for alarm, that's not the case here. It appears that 20th Century Fox has a little more confidence in their sci-fi horror reboot, and want to give it a much more attractive summer release date. No other new details have emerged.
The Hollywood Reporter announced this slight delay in The Predator release date. Initially, the galaxy's greatest hunter had the February 3 release date all too itself. Though the movie would have gotten massacred in its second weekend by the final sequel in the Grey trilogy Fifty Shades Freed. It was also set »
The Expendables introduced the idea of gathering together the world's greatest action heroes all in the same franchise, but many of the actors in the series are past their prime. Though, that is part of the charm. But what if Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger had teamed up for a movie in the 80s playing their most iconic characters? Kurt Russell wanted it to happen and even pitched it.
While promoting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Kurt Russell spoke with Fox 5 DC and, at one point, the subject of Snake Plissken joining up with the Guardians came up. While Russell was quick to dismiss that idea, he did reveal that he wanted Snake to join up with the likes of John Rambo and John McClane in a movie. Here is what he had to say about it.
"Years ago I did think, back then nobody would listen to me, »
Action and serial killer suspense thriller collide with the new genre film Black Rose, starring Kristanna Loken and action star Alexander Nevsky. Loken, who established herself as a bona fide female lead and star in the huge Hollywood hit Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, has been very busy in the action and genre world with releases like Bloodrayne, In the Name of the King, Attack on Darfur, and Painkiller Jane. Her role in Black Rose is that of Emily, a serial killer profiler opposite Nevsky, who plays a Russian detective on the same case. In this exclusive interview, Loken briefly discusses her career in overview and her latest project Black Rose.
How did Black Rose come about as a project for you?
Arnold Schwarzenegger changed action films in the 80s. He was a new breed of actor that had never been seen before. Other than his ridiculously huge muscles that set him apart from every actor on the planet, what else was it about him that differentiated him from the rest of the pack? Was it the hilarious accent? Was it the cheesy one liners? Was it the spiked hair? Honestly I think it was all of these things but there might be a lot more to it all. I think the closest thing we have today to Arnold is Dwayne Johnson.
Great Video on What Makes Arnold Schwarzenegger So Different »
- Nat Berman
Long before the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Expendables and maybe even Planet Hollywood, Kurt Russell wanted to unite your favorite heroes. In a new interview promoting his role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the actor reveals that back in the day he pitched a movie where all the big action movie stars of the time -- Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and others --would team up as their "one best," i.e. their most iconic, action hero characters. "It was a little ahead of its time," he tells Fox 5 DC entertainment reporter Kevin McCarthy. For his part, he would have reprised the role of Snake Plissken from Escape from New York. Even though that character probably wouldn't be interested in working with any sort of...
- Christopher Campbell
“I’m here to help you. I’m Reese. Sergeant Tech-Com, DN38416. Assigned to protect you. You’ve been targeted for termination!”
The Terminator Screens Saturday Night, April 22nd, at Midnight at The Hi-Pointe Theater ( 1005 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, Mo 63117). Admission is only $5.
Who would have thought a low budget science fiction movie aptly named The Terminator would be so iconic 33 years later as well as start the meteoric rise of Arnold Schwarzenegger as a legend in cinema, introduce director James Cameron to Hollywood as a force to be reckoned with, give a new meaning to audiences with the immortal line “I’ll be back”, spawn a large fan base, and then witness the birth of a big-budget saga with an even bigger sequel in 1991 that outdoes the first movie with Terminator 2 Judgement Day and then continue on with Terminator Rise Of The MacHines in 2003, Terminator Salvation in 2009, and Terminator »
- Tom Stockman
As a hotly anticipated release for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 approaches at warp speed, the cast are now doing the media circuit and promoting the blockbuster, during whcih Dave Bautista was also asked about the upcoming Escape Plan 2: Hades.
“It’s got me and Sylvester Stallone in it, yeah!” Bautista told Screen Rant. “I can tell you this. It’s completely different than Escape Plan 1. So if you saw Escape Plan one and you were a fan or weren’t a fan, it’s a completely different route. It’s a different vibe, a different look. Obviously, I’m coming in and filling in the gap Arnold left, and you know, I am no Arnold Schwarzenegger, but then again, I am no Arnold Schwarzenegger. So there’s a completely different chemistry between Ray Breslin and myself, my character, and a good chemistry. I mesh well with Sly. »
- Robert Kojder
Ask anyone you know and they could probably pull out an Arnold Schwarzenegger impression for you. The star of The Terminator, Predator, and Conan the Barbarian has one of the most distinct voices in Hollywood, but he’s rarely done voice over work and has never narrated a documentary film before. That changes with Wonders of the […]
The post Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Narrate ‘Wonders of the Sea 3D’ Documentary appeared first on /Film. »
- Ben Pearson
Conquistador Entertainment to screen 3D Entertainment Films doc in Cannes.
Schwarzenegger is producing London and La-based 3D Entertainment Films’ feature documentary with François Mantello and will feature in the opening sequence.
Conquistador Entertainment will introduce the project to buyers and screen it in Cannes and the producers have earmarked a global release later in the year.
Cousteau, son of the legendary oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, shot the film over the course of three years in locations spanning Fiji to the Bahamas and explores the beauty of ocean life and the threats to its existence.
“From the very beginning, my wish was that the narrator of Wonders Of The Sea 3D be profoundly connected to the environment, and we could not have better fulfilled that mission,” Cousteau said.
“Arnold and I share the same enthusiasm about what should be done »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The film is co-directed by Jean-Michel Cousteau and Jean-Jacques Mantello, and produced by Schwarzenegger and Francois Mantello through 3D Entertainment Films. Schwarzenegger is also featured in the opening sequence of the 85-minute documentary, which will be presented and sold by Conquistador Entertainment next month at the Cannes Film Festival.
“Wonders of the Sea 3D” was filmed over three years from Fiji to the Bahamas with Cousteau and his children Celine and Fabien.
Cousteau said, “From the very beginning, my wish was that the narrator of ‘Wonders of the Sea 3D’ be profoundly connected to the environment, and we could not have better fulfilled that mission. Arnold and I share the same enthusiasm about what should be done to protect the ocean. I was impressed by his professionalism and how »
- Dave McNary
Arnold Schwarzenegger has been tapped to narrate Wonders Of The Sea 3D, a new feature documentary from 3D Entertainment Films that is being directed by Jean-Michel Cousteau and Jean-Jacques Mantello. The 85-minute pic will make its debut in May at the Cannes Film Festival market, where Conquistador Entertainment will sell rights. A 2017 release is planned. The pic was filmed over three years from Fiji to the Bahamas, with the aim to discover the ocean as never before… »
Before I even begin, have you looked closely enough at the photo above? Who cares what movie this is? Look at Luis Guzman! P.S. Luis Guzman is one of my favorite “That Guy” actors of all-time. My history liking this guy goes all the way back to Crocodile Dundee 2. He made all of us love him in Boogie Nights but Guzman has been doing his thing for decades. Ok, back to the subject at hand: Dwayne Johnson. Fewer people in Hollywood have stories as amazing as Dwayne Johnson. He’s about as “Arnold Schwarzenegger” as you can possibly get in
Check Out the Evolution of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Career in One Supercut »
- Nat Berman
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