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Exclusive Interview with Nick Damici for ‘Late Phases’

22 November 2014 9:34 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Werewolves should never mess with a blind Vietnam veteran.

From Dark Sky Films, director Adrian Garcia Bogliano (“The ABCs of Death”) presents a different kind of werewolf movie that takes place in a retirement community.

Here’s the synopsis:

Crescent Bay is not the ideal place to spend one's golden years, especially since the once-idyllic retirement community has been beset by a series of deadly animal attacks from the ominous forest surrounding it. When grizzled war veteran Ambrose McKinley (Nick Damici) is forced into moving there by his yuppie son Will (Ethan Embry), the residents immediately take offense to Ambrose's abrasive personality.  But that take-no-prisoners attitude may be just what Ambrose needs to survive as it becomes clear that the attacks are being caused by creatures that are neither animal nor man, and that the tight-knit community of Crescent Bay is hiding something truly sinister in its midst...

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- Gig Patta

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More retirement talk from Quentin Tarantino, discusses his inspiration for The Hateful Eight

11 November 2014 12:29 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A couple of years ago, Quentin Tarantino suggested that he’d hang up his directing gloves after reaching ten films, stating that he didn’t want his filmography to suffer as he became an “old-man filmmaker”. Well, he’s now reiterated those thoughts during a Q&A at the American Film Market, where he was promoting his upcoming western The Hateful Eight.

“I don’t believe you should stay onstage until people are begging you to get off,” said Tarantino (via Deadline). “I like the idea of leaving them wanting a bit more. I do think directing is a young man’s game, and I like the idea of an umbilical cord connection from my first to my last movie. I’m not trying to ridicule anyone who thinks differently, but I want to go out while I’m still hard. … I like that I will leave a 10-film filmography, »

- Gary Collinson

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Alba, Yeoh, Jones Set For "Mechanic" Sequel

7 November 2014 2:13 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Tommy Lee Jones, Jessica Alba and Michelle Yeoh have joined the cast of "Mechanic: Resurrection," the upcoming sequel to 2011's remake of the popular Charles Bronson classic "The Mechanic" at Summit Entertainment.

Jason Statham will reprise the role of hitman Arthur Bishop as he struggles to complete a list of assassinations of the most dangerous man in the world.

Dennis Gansel is taking over the director's chair with filming to begin this week in Bangkok. Avi Lerner, William Chartoff, David Winkler and Frank DeMartini are producing with a January 22nd 2016 release date already locked in.

Jones also stars with Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman and Ryan Reynolds in Ariel Vroman's thriller "Criminal" which Summit has just announed an August 2015 release for.

Source: Heat Vision »

- Garth Franklin

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Broadmoor: Sneak peek at ITV documentary inside psychiatric hospital

5 November 2014 7:36 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

ITV has unveiled a preview of tonight's (November 5) documentary about Broadmoor Hospital.

Broadmoor producers were given unprecedented access for the new two-part series, giving the public a chance to see inside the high-security psychiatric centre for the first time in its 150-year history.

Often mistaken for a prison, the hospital treats severely mentally disordered patients, many of whom are violent criminals.

It has housed such notorious offenders as Charles Bronson, Ronnie Kray, Peter Sutcliffe and Kenneth Erskine.

The documentary was filmed over 12 months, following both patients and staff as they go about their day-to-day routines.

Broadmoor begins tonight at 9pm on ITV. »

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Film Face-off: 'Death Wish' vs. 'John Wick'

27 October 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Revenge is a dish best served on the big screen with bad people getting what they've got coming to them. Forty years ago, Death Wish starring Charles Bronson came out, and it's definitely considered one of the definitive revenge flicks of all time. Some of us at Movies.com hadn't seen the film (such as the author of this post). With John Wick out this past weekend, it's the perfect time for a revenge-off with this week's Film Face-off. With Death Wish being directed by Michael Winner, you might be thinking his name says it all. But John Wick is directed by Chad Stahelski, a stunt coordinator involved in The Matrix franchise, so Wick has a puncher's chance...

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- Jeff Bayer

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The Greatest Movie Death? ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’

27 October 2014 9:16 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Editor’s Note: In the spirit of spooky time, the filmmakers behind The ABCs of Death 2 have all chosen their favorite movie deaths of all time, and Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado have agreed to shed some light on why they chose theirs. Take it away, Keshales and Papushado… There are million ways to die in the west, especially in Spaghetti westerns but the best way to go is being shot by the late and great Sergio Leone. This director really knows how to turn death into a huge spectacle of emotions. His death scenes are films within a film and the opening scene of Once Upon a Time in The West is the pinnacle of his work. For oh so many minutes Leone builds great tension by placing three gunmen in a train station. They all wait for their prey: Harmonica (Charles Bronson). It’s a long wait, and »

- FSR Staff

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Sliff 2014 – Roberta Collins Tribute with Screening of Caged Heat & Live Music November 22nd

26 October 2014 9:38 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Caged Heat screens Saturday November 22nd at 8pm as part of The St. Louis International Film Festival. There will also be a concert by Stace England and the Screen Syndicate, who play an album of songs inspired by Roberta Collins, one of the film’s stars. The Venue is Kdhx (3524 Washington Boulevard‎ St Louis, Mo 63103)

I love Women’s prison films – Chained Heat, Hellhole, Ilsa She Wolf Of The SS, The Big Bird Cage, The Big Doll House, Reform School Girls, and The Concrete Jungle all sit proudly on my Wip (Women in Prison) DVD shelf. One of the very best of this beloved subgenre is Caged Heat (1974), a wonderful exploitation masterpiece and the directing debut of Oscar-winner Jonathan Demme, that has everything you could possibly hope for in a Women-In-Prison movie: nudity, shower catfights, lesbian coupling, race wars, murder, chain-swinging, switch-blade slashing, and shock therapy!

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- Tom Stockman

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Sliff 2014 – Roberta Collins Tribute with Screening of Caged Heat and Live Music November 15th

26 October 2014 7:57 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Caged Heat screens Saturday November 22nd at 8pm as part of The St. Louis International Film Festival. There will also be a concert by Stace England and the Screen Syndicate, who play an album of songs inspired by Roberta Collins, one of the film’s stars. The Venue is Kdhx (3524 Washington Boulevard‎ St Louis, Mo 63103)

I love Women’s prison films – Chained Heat, Hellhole, Ilsa She Wolf Of The SS, The Big Bird Cage, The Big Doll House, Reform School Girls, and The Concrete Jungle all sit proudly on my Wip (Women in Prison) DVD shelf. One of the very best of this beloved subgenre is Caged Heat (1974), a wonderful exploitation masterpiece and the directing debut of Oscar-winner Jonathan Demme, that has everything you could possibly hope for in a Women-In-Prison movie: nudity, shower catfights, lesbian coupling, race wars, murder, chain-swinging, switch-blade slashing, and shock therapy!

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- Tom Stockman

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Skyline Is Definitely Getting A Sequel, Here's Who Is Starring

21 October 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

How do you make a sequel to Skyline? Apparently by starting from scratch with a whole new cast. Latino Review reports that Skyline's sequel Beyond Skyline will be fronted by none other than Frank Grillo, a character actor who gained some major notice last summer with a scene-stealing turn in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the gritty vigilante lead in The Purge: Anarchy. His portrayal in the latter had many comparing Grillo to Charles Bronson in Death Wish, and crying out for more Grillo. Thankfully, it seems both the filmmakers behind The Purge 3 and Beyond Skyline are happy to oblige. Now you might be wondering who Frank Grillo is set to play. After all, he wasn't in the first Skyline alongside Eric Balfour and Donald Faison, who played vfx artists trapped in Los Angeles when aliens invade. Well, if you recall most of the crew of the first »

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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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Reeve Receives Standing Ovation at Oscar Ceremony (Video)

10 October 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Christopher Reeve Foundation for spinal cord and stem cell research (photo: Darryl Hannah and Christopher Reeve in 'Rear Window') (See previous post: "'Superman' Christopher Reeve and his Movies: Ten-Year Death Anniversary.") In his 1998 autobiography Still Me, Christopher Reeve recalled: "At an especially bleak moment [prior to an operation that might result in his death], the door [of his hospital room] flew open and in hurried a squat fellow with a blue scrub hat and a yellow surgical gown and glasses, speaking in a Russian accent. For the first time since the accident, I laughed. My old friend had helped me know that somehow I was going to be okay." The "old friend" was the recently deceased Robin Williams, whom Reeve had befriended while both were studying at Juillard. Eventually, Reeve became a staunch advocate for spinal cord and stem cell research, sponsoring with his wife the Christopher Reeve Foundation — later renamed the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation (and formerly known »

- Andre Soares

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Remembering Superman Reeve Ten Years After His Death

10 October 2014 5:50 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Christopher Reeve: 'Superman' and his movies (photo: Christopher Reeve in 'Superman' 1978) Christopher Reeve, Superman in four movies from 1978 to 1987, died ten years ago today. In 1995, while taking part in a cross-country horse race in Culpeper, Virginia, Reeve was thrown off his horse, hitting his head on the top rail of a jump; the near-fatal accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He ultimately succumbed to heart failure at age 52 on October 10, 2004. Long before he was cast as Superman aka Clark Kent, the Manhattan-born (as Christopher D'Olier Reeve on September 25, 1952), Cornell University and Juillard School for Drama alumnus was an ambitious young actor whose theatrical apprenticeship included, while still a teenager, some time as an observer at London's Old Vic and Paris' Comédie Française. At age 23, he landed his first Broadway role in a production of Enid Bagnold's A Matter of Gravity, starring Katharine Hepburn. »

- Andre Soares

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Lff 2014: Cannon Films gets an affectionate profile in ‘Electric Boogaloo’

8 October 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

Written and directed by Mark Hartley

Australia/USA/Israel/UK, 2014

Australian documentarian Mark Hartley crafts his third vigorous valentine to exploitation cinema, alongside Not Quite Hollywood and Machete Maidens Unleashed!, with Electric Boogaloo, an explosive trawl through the snarling ferocity of Cannon Films before its inevitable bankruptcy in the early 1990s. Whilst the former documentary in the cycle celebrated the boom in Ozploitation cinema of the 1970s and 1980s, and Maidens! took a appreciative scan of the laxly monitored Philippine film factory, this time the viewfinder shifts to the excessive and action packed oeuvre of Israeli movie moguls Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, whose 1979-founded company became an explosive production house in Hollywood during the Reagan-mandated 1980s. Much to the disgust of snooty critics and prestige-minded executives, Cannon (an apt name) forged repeated success due to their box office-incinerating brand of chaotic, »

- John

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Review: Hilla Medalia's Documentary 'The Go-Go Boys' Remembers 1980s Hollywood

7 October 2014 2:46 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

There's nothing particularly special about Hilla Medalia's documentary, "The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films," other than its subjects, Menahem Golan and Yorum Globus. The eponymous Israeli cousins are well known to anyone over the age of -- well, never mind. Arriving on Hollywood shores in the early 80s, this filmmaking team -- Golan was the filmmaker, Globus the moneyman -- had ambitions to make it big and despite lacking certain obvious traits (such as taste) that is exactly what they did. Getting their break in 1984 with a dance film fittingly called "Breakin," only two years later their Cannon Films was making 40-plus films, paying Sylvester Stallone $10-plus million, and bankrolling not only low-brow stars Charles Bronson ("Death Wish II"), Chuck Norris ("Delta Force") and Jean-Claude Van Damme ("Bloodsport") but the likes of John Cassavettes ("Love Streams"), Norman Mailer ("Tough Guys »

- Tom Christie

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Hollywood Defense Attorney Peter Knecht Dead at 78

3 October 2014 5:20 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Famed Hollywood defense attorney Peter Knecht died Friday at 78, after succumbing to a two-year battle with cancer. His wife, Dr. Ava Cadell, a well-known relationship therapist and television personality, was by his side when he died. See photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014 The accomplished lawyer's star-studded client roster included David Crosby, Sly Stone, Dennis Hopper, Andy Garcia, Peter Fonda, John Barrymore, Jr., Jason Priestly, Ike Turner, Ryan and Tatum O'Neal, Rob Lowe, Heidi Fleiss, Robert Blake, Charles Bronson and “Iron Man” star Robert Downey, Jr. In addition to representing top-notch Hollywood talent, Knecht was an analyst and consultant on a variety. »

- Travis Reilly

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Will 'The Equalizer's success pressure Denzel into Neeson Season?

2 October 2014 8:58 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

It was a good run, Liam Neeson. The 62-year-old who was Oskar Schindler and Alfred Kinsey spent the last seven years kicking the crap out of much younger bad guys in bone-crushing B-movies, best epitomized by the Taken films. But as of this past weekend, there's a new sheriff in town. Two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington, one of the biggest movie stars of the past 25 years, and almost always, the coolest guy in the room, delivered his 12th No. 1 film, The Equalizer. Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), The Equalizer is a Neeson-ized adaptation of the 1980s CBS detective drama series that starred Edward Woodward. »

- Jeff Labrecque

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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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Liam Neeson Will Kill Everyone In The Explosive TAK3N Trailer

30 September 2014 1:33 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Because Liam Neeson is the new Charles Bronson, he doesn't need a wife. Her only use is being disposed of, so he can exact his unique form of justice with his special set of skills avenging her death... At least that's what appears to be going on in the trailer for Tak3n (yup, that's the way they want us to write Taken 3 for now at least) - the latest in what is essentially a new Death Wish series. And I have no problem with that whatsoever.Liam Neeson is back as Bryan Mills for another bullet ballet, mofos. Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace also return, along with director Olivier Megaton and Forest Whitaker. I cannot wait....

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Critical Mass: Denzel gets his hands dirty in 'The Equalizer'

26 September 2014 12:26 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

My first question about The Equalizer after seeing the trailer was, “Why even bother calling it The Equalizer?”

After all, it’s not as if The Equalizer—a 1980s CBS detective drama starring Edward Woodward as a Good Samaritan retired intelligence agent—was a brand that still lured audiences. Antoine Fuqua’s violent action movie with Denzel Washington exists in an entirely different universe, the brutal and vengeful cinematic neighborhood of Charles Bronson, Liam Neeson, and Washington himself. Call it The Equalizer or call it Man on Fire 2—this is a Denzel action film, first and last.

The film doesn »

- Jeff Labrecque

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