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This review is based on the season premiere.
From the start, a common complaint about Gotham has been that it’s “a Batman show without Batman.” And even as a supporter of the series, I have to admit that position is warranted. But now, we’ve made a huge leap forward, putting it in similar territory to Smallville seasons 8-10 – which I referred to as “the proto-Superman years” – because, like it or not, we’ve now entered the proto-Batman era, baby.
With that, I’m not going to waste time addressing the elephant in the room: The fact that Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) is already putting on a mask and dispensing vigilante justice three years after his parents were gunned down. I firmly believe the producers have decided to allow him to split some wigs because not only are the amount of stories you can tell involving young Bruce extremely limited, »
- Eric Joseph
Title: Cartels Lionsgate Director: Keoni Waxman Writer: Keoni Waxman & Richard Beattie Cast: Steven Seagal, Luke Goss, Georges St-Pierre, Martine Argent, Florin Piersic Jr. Rated: R (Violence/Language) Running time: 100 min Special Features: Trailer Available: Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD September 19 U.S. Marshall Major Tom Jensen (Luke Goss, Death Race 2 & 3) joins a team of […]
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- JM Willis
Based on the novel by the late Vince Flynn, and vainly hoping to bridge the gap between the spy thriller and the cold assassin sub-genres, Michael Cuesta’s film has none of the style, substance or fun of its more illustrious peers. It’s closer in quality to a modern-day Steven Seagal effort movie than a Bourne, a Bond or a Hunt.
After a strong opening, reminiscent of No Escape’s shattering holiday resort assault, Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien) is left with no living parents and a dead fiancée. Angry as hell, he throws his physical energy into mixed martial arts and gun ranges, and his mental energy into hunting down the terrorist cell responsible for the murder of his muse. Mitch is being watched by the CIA. »
- Rupert Harvey
(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.) In this edition, find out why An American Tail is an […]
- Ethan Anderton
Action icon Steven Seagal takes on a new mission in the exhilarating thrill ride Cartels, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD, and Digital HD September 19 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Cartels follows a team of DEA agents who get a special assignment – shadow a drug kingpin to keep him safe from harm – but the tables are turned when the drug lord’s former gang decides to try to take him out. Loaded with thrilling action from start to finish, the film also stars Mma Champion Georges St-Pierre and Luke Goss. Written and directed by Keoni Waxman (Contract to Kill), the Cartels Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
- Tom Stockman
President Trump has pardoned Joe Arpaio, the headline-grabbing former Phoenix-area sheriff whose crackdowns on undocumented immigrants led to a criminal contempt conviction last month. In a statement Friday evening, the White House said that Arpaio, the ex-Maricopa County sheriff, is a “worthy candidate for a presidential pardon.” Arpaio is known for publicity magnet initiatives such as making jail inmates wear pink, and for his enforcement of Arizona’s hotly disputed immigration law, but he also has TV connections. Also Read: Sebastian Gorka Resigns From Trump Administration In 2011, while a guest on Steven Seagal’s A&E reality show “Lawman,” he »
- Itay Hod
By David Kozlowski | 25 August 2017
Welcome to Issue #10 of The Lrm Weekend, a weekly column offering opinions about film, TV, comics, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, animation, and anime. We also want to hear from you! Share your feedback and ideas for future columns: @LRM_Weekend
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Hey Lrm Weekenders, we've hit double-digits! This week we're taking a dive into the odd career of martial artist-action star Steven Seagal, exploring the creations of Hellboy's Mike Mignola, and reaching back to the amazing, epic sci-fi films of the 80s. But first, in our editorial we explain why WB needs to stick a knife between the ribs of the Dceu and dump it into the nearest body of water.
Hollywood has fallen deeply, tragically in love with trilogies, franchises, and connected universes, often to the detriment of simple, »
- David Kozlowski
While Lucy (Brittany Snow) and her boyfriend are making their way to her grandmother’s house, all hell breaks loose in New York, especially the Bushwick area of Brooklyn. Lucy has to fend for herself, which means dodging bullets, looters and black-clad militia. Taking shelter in the basement belonging to ex-Marine Stupe (Dave Bautista) she also accepts his offer to help her get across the neighbourhood – and to find out why the usually quiet area is now the scene of carnage.
The last place you go for peace and quiet is the New York subway, but that’s exactly what Lucy finds when she gets off the train at her destination. That, plus an evacuation announcement on the tannoy, a man ablaze from head to foot and »
- Freda Cooper
22 August 2017 9:28 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Making the switch from actor to director, Emanuel Parvu has struck it lucky with his debut feature. An emotionally knotty slice of downbeat social realism set in a remote wooded corner of contemporary Romania, Meda or the Not So Bright Side of Things won the top awards for best director and best actor at the Sarajevo Film Festival last week.
A regular screen presence in his native Romania, Parvu recently appeared in Cristian Mungiu’s Cannes prize winner Graduation, though his credits also include trashy Steven Seagal and Jean-Claude Van Damme action thrillers. For his lean but cumbersomely titled debut, he »
- Stephen Dalton
“I decided to quit Hollywood to raise my babies away from the limelight,” the actress and model said in a new interview with Closer Weekly.
“I didn’t want them looking into any of the negative aspects of my divorce ,” LeBrock, 57, explained. “So I ran for the hills, and I’ve basically been living in the wilderness with no TV for 24 years!”
LeBrock’s career began when she started modeling in her teens, and she became an internationally renowned name and face. In the mid-’80s, »
- Natalie Stone
If we've learned one thing from the likes of Yolanda Hadid and Gigi Hadid it's that modeling can be hereditary. Lifetime's new reality series, Growing Up Supermodel, takes that a step further and introduces the next generation of, you guessed it, supermodel offspring. In the exclusive preview above, get to know the cast, which includes Ricky Schroder's daughters Cambrie and Faith Schroder, Atiana De La Hoya, daughter of actress/model Shanna Moakler and boxer Oscar De La Hoya, Kelly Le Brock and Steven Seagal's daughter Arissa Le Brock , Cairo Peele, the daughter of supermodel Beverly Peele, Jake Moritt, son of actress Krista Allen, and Janis Ostojic, the son of international supermodel Jd Ostojic. »
Steven Seagal is like the white whale of action stars, in that he looks like a fat white whale, and it's rare to see him actually fighting. He also seems to be wearing a fake beard and those dumb orange sunglasses in every movie of his for the last decade. Seriously, what's up with those glasses? Anyway, Seagal is shooting a new action/martial arts film in Thailand called Attrition about a Spec Ops... Read More »
- Damion Damaske
Martial arts movies are true guilty pleasures -- one of the more overlooked and undervalued of all the film genres. I was raised on a steady diet of Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sonny Chiba, and Chuck Norris films. Later, I got to know Jet Li, Donnie Yen, Jean Claude-Van Damme, Steven Seagal for -- for the better or (sometimes) worse. These amazing fighters led the way for more recent talents, like Tony Jaa and Iko Uwais.
The '70s and '80s were arguably The greatest decades of martial arts movies (Enter the Dragon, Drunken Master, The Octagon, Bloodsport)... sure, you had to squint at times to get past bad acting and absurd plots, but we reveled in the pure visceral insanity of two (or more) trained fighters going toe-to-toe. Karate vs. Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do vs. Muay Thai -- for martial arts junkies, it's incredible to watch »
- David Kozlowski
Tom Jolliffe on whether the internet is killing the straight-to-home entertainment movie…
Going to the cinema has long been an escape. It’s an event. A special outing. When that was your only option of seeing a film it obviously limited the options the general public had. The business became bigger and bigger. Cinemas spread through towns and cities, widening the options further. Then TV allowed us to watch at home. With that, it also bought TV premieres. Films made especially to bypass the big screen (and indeed offer the option of serials, sitcoms, soaps etc).
Then came the video age. This saw an explosion. A whole new wave. Suddenly the quantity of available films become astronomical. This avenue of distribution meant film-makers could shoot something relatively cheaply and then aim directly for the home market. Alternatively it also gave a theatrical film a second bite of the cherry if »
- Amie Cranswick
Producer Jonathan Sothcott talks about running an independent film company in the UK, finding the right project and a post-Brexit industry.
Jonathan Sothcott has had a hand in producing a whole lot of independent films here in the UK over the last decade. You may have even seen a fair few of them yourself, especially if you’re a Danny Dyer completest.
He’s the man behind Hereford Films, the production and financing company he runs with partner Damien Morley. If that name rings a bell, it might well be because Morley owns a modelling agency that takes care of most of the Page 3 girls, and the entrepreneur has even recently launched a bid to buy the Page 3 brand off The Sun himself. »
Ok, let’s all just say it together. Scott Adkins is the saviour of Dtv action movies. Charismatic, skilled and just a downright badass (and likeable) actor, whatever Adkins seemingly touches turns to gold – the Universal Soldier franchise was improved by his addition, as was the Undisputed series: in fact he made that particular fighting franchise Better with each and every sequel. Even the football-themed series Green Street was made watchable by the appearance of Adkins in the third installment, and that coming from someone who, typically, refuses to watch movies based on idiotic football hooligans.
Adkins has single-handedly kept the direct to market action genre alive, »
- Phil Wheat
Stars: Steven Seagal, Jade Ewen, Florin Piersic Jr., Jacob Grodnik, Jonathan Rosenthal, Ovidiu Niculescu, Claudiu Bleont, Troy Miller, Alexandre Nguyen, Andrei Ciopec | Written by Chuck Hustmyre, Keoni Waxman | Directed by Keoni Waxman
When Decker (Seagal), a highly skilled ex-dea agent, crosses paths with Lisa (Jade Ewen), she approaches him with a seductive proposition: help her steal two million dollars from a drug kingpin’s car, guarded by Parisian Police, and share in the bounty. But, even if they outrun the cops, can they outgun the hit squads sent by the furious, sadistic drug lord to reclaim the loot?
From a story written by a former federal agent, Chuck Hustmyre, End of a Gun is yet another collaboration between Seagal and director Keoni Waxman – who, it seems, has become Seagal’s go-to guy when it comes to capturing the movie hard man at his best. Well, unless you count the last effort from the duo, »
- Phil Wheat
11 July 2017 1:46 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The main question you’ll be asking yourself while watching Keoni Waxman’s Cartels will be, “Why is Steven Seagal still a thing?” Sure, the veteran action star had a galvanizing screen presence back in the day. And he made some surprisingly good movies, especially his debut, 1988’s Above the Law, and 1992’s Under Siege. But nostalgia only goes so far, and the aging actor, whose hair and goatee are amazingly still jet-black at the age of 65, has long been phoning it in. This vehicle is one of seven — count ‘em, seven — movies that Seagal made last year, and »
- Frank Scheck
Before he took the helm of the “Planet of the Apes” franchise in 2014, Matt Reeves had no intention of ever directing a studio blockbuster. In fact, he figured he had a foolproof plan for getting himself out of any potential tentpole assignment: Insist on doing the story he wanted to do, the studio’s franchise-development apparatus be damned.
So when he was approached to direct “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” the second entry in the rebooted series inaugurated by Rupert Wyatt’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” Reeves put his foot down right away.
“I was initially excited, and then I saw the [studio’s] outline and I said, this isn’t really the story I would want to tell, I don’t think this is for me,” Reeves says. “To my shock they said, ‘no, no, wait, just tell us the story you want to do.’ I said, ‘I »
- Andrew Barker
Steven Seagal is once again defeating the odds and working as a dedicated lawman to protect society. The actor is portraying a DEA Agent who will take any means necessary to stop a dangerous drug cartel, and track down the mole that compromised the operation, in his latest action film, ‘Cartels.’ In honor of the […]
- Karen Benardello
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