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Ever since Jesse Eisenberg was cast as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice back in January, some fans have been wondering if any secondary villains will be showing up as well. If a new report from Latino Review proves to be true, there will be four more baddies that Superman (Henry Cavill) will have to contend with. If you don't want to know the identities of these characters, then stop reading now.
Before these villains are uncovered, the site also notes that Metallo and The Joker, who both have been rumored at various times during pre-production, will not be seen in the movie. The secondary villains for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice include Victor Zsazs, Moran Edge, David Cain and Amanda Waller, although it is not clear how big their roles will be.
Victor Zsazs is a cold-blooded Gotham serial killer whom Batman tangles with. Victor normally kills with a knife, »
The big Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice news item of the day may be the first official photo of Henry Cavill in Supes’ red cape and blue spandex, but late last night an intriguing rumor dropped that shouldn’t be ignored. According to Latino Review, Lex Luthor won’t be the only one causing trouble for the titular duo. In fact, he will be joined by four other DC villains.
The report names Victor Zsazs, Amanda Waller, Morgan Edge and David Cain as the four additional villains, and also says that rumors surrounding appearances from iconic villains like Metallo and The Joker are completely unfounded, so don’t expect to see the man with a Kryptonite heart or the Clown Prince of Crime onscreen anytime soon.
As always, take this news with a large pinch of salt until it’s officially confirmed. Latino Review is usually a pretty reliable source, »
- James Garcia
They came to the sanitarium seeking help, but the women in 1971′s Slaughter Hotel have unknowingly checked into a building they may never leave alive. In director Fernando Di Leo’s Italian slasher film, a lunatic with an axe stalks the women of the sanitarium, pushing their sanities — and their bodies — to the breaking point. Raro Video USA is now bringing this bloody Italian shocker to Blu-ray and DVD in the Us.
Also known as La bestia uccide a sangue freddo, Slaughter Hotel stars the legendary Klaus Kinski, Margaret Lee, and Rosalba Neri. Blu-ray.com reports that the fresh high definition transfer of the film’s original 35mm negative will be hitting Blu-ray in the Us this September. It will also be released on DVD at the same time.
- Derek Anderson
Our thoughts go out to Christine Baranski on the death of her husband Matthew Cowles. Those of us of a certain age will always remember Matthew as one of the greatest (and most entertaining) villains in daytime history, Billy Clyde Tuggle on All My Children.
Did Fred Phelps have a change of heart before his death?
Bianca Del Rio Talks Hurricane Bianca and what’s next for her infamous Rolodex of Hate
It was Tom Daley‘s 20th birthday last week, and here he is baking his own birthday cake. Wait … why is Tom baking his own birthday cake?
Here’s the tease for the new E! “Two-Hour Reality Movie Event” Men Of The Strip, which premieres on Sunday
And here are a couple of promo postcards to get you in the mood. »
Review Laura Akers 27 Apr 2014 - 09:25
A 70s themed episode of Castle? Laura says it's not as bad as it could've been, but still pretty hit and miss...
This review contains spoilers.
6.20 That '70s Show
I have to admit I have spent the past few weeks cringing at the very idea of this week’s episode. Television shows that do period or other “themed” episodes tend to fall into one of two categories: either they are truly inspired or complete rubbish. The former tends to be a small group and the latter extremely large.
It all depends on the writers.
I think I’ve made my case in past reviews that Castle’s one ongoing problem is that the writers tend to be inconsistent at best. So based on this, I was certain that this week’s episode, That '70s Show, was going to join that much larger and more disappointing group. »
I don’t know about you people, but I can’t enough of genuine, classic exploitation film that contain one or more of the following: gorgeous women who just so happen to be in a prison, a weird plot twist, a very sudden ending, some good ol’ fashioned revenge, and some Pam Grier. Lucky for us, this film met all of that criteria, and like those other elements, the film will also get extra points if Jack Hill directed it. Oh, what do you know? He totally did. Yeah, I know, I’ve been on a Jack Hill trip recently (Foxy Brown was featured in the last Exploitation Alley), but I think we need to discuss this film, mostly because it is one of the coolest films I have ever seen. I’m not going to lie, it makes me want to be in an early 1970s women’s prison in the Philippines. »
I’m not going to delude myself and think that we’re going to start a revolution, and that Urban Legends: Final Cut will somehow surpass Halloween as the better film. But just hear me out; it’s a much better film than people have ever given it credit to be.
I was surfing around Netflix and saw it had been added; I own the DVD but as is with our age of digital gratification I popped it on anyways. As the credits started I remembered back to when I first saw it. The year was 2000, and I was looking through the DVD selection at my local Ames; a chain long since extinct, and I spotted it. I didn’t even have internet at the time- (go ahead and judge), and had heard nothing about a sequel to Urban Legends. I bought it sight unseen after reading the description, for a modest $24.99. Yes, »
- Kristy Jett
When people think of the Exploitation/Blaxploitation genres, many amazing movies come to mind. If you’re awesome, one of the films that would come to mind would be this special gem. Directed by one of my personal favorite directors: Jack Hill, this 1974 film is definitely a classic. Pam Grier steals the show, and instantly becomes everyone’s favorite lady. She does her very best when it comes to kicking ass, and serving up ice cold revenge. She shows us all that she really is a whole lot of woman…she’s Foxy Brown!!!!
From the very second that the music and fighting/dance opening credits scene begins, we already know this is going to be amazing. I was totally hypnotized by the combination of punches, high kicks, and groovy dancing. After that’s finished, we then meet Link Brown (Antonio Fargas), who looks like the love child of Chuck Berry, »
Has anyone been watching Unsung Hollywood on TV One? It’s a pretty solid show that aims to, as it says, "highlight subjects and stories that have never or rarely been told... about ground-breaking artists and entertainers who’ve helped to elevate and transform our world."Previous episodes have focused on Pam Grier, Dick Gregory and the gone-way-too-early-before-his-time comic, the great Robin Harris. But last week’s episode on actor and director Bill Duke was pretty fascinating. The episode revealed a lot about Duke - from his hard scrabble childhood, though his early career as a stage actor (which he almost derailed due to drugs, before he found transcendental meditation) to his early acting work in television (some of them not so great, like his first TV role as pimp in the Kojak series, which must be seen to be believed), to eventually his career as a TV and film director. »
Has anyone been watching Unsung Hollywood on TV One? It’s a pretty solid show that aims to, as it says, "highlight subjects and stories that have never or rarely been told... about ground-breaking artists and entertainers who’ve helped to elevate and transform our world."Previous episodes have focused on Pam Grier, Dick Gregory and the gone-way-too-early-before-his-time comic, the great Robin Harris. But last week’s episode on actor and director Bill Duke was pretty fascinating. The episode revealed a lot about Duke - from his hard scrabble childhood, though his early career as a stage actor (which he almost derailed due to drugs, before he found transcendental »
Here are the top ten great things about this "Mad Men" blaxploitation parody. #1: "Jackson Johnson Washington White. What?" #2: That incredible spin on the real "Mad Men" theme. #3. Rad Peggy #4. The name "Slim Sterling" #5. The play on Betty Draper's bird-shooting involving some serious Pam Grier wardrobe choices. #6. Joan's intense shade. The ascot and cigarette are so precisely right. #7. Pete "The Soup Man" Campbell is far too cool to be related to the snarling twit from the show, but God, I love him. #8. I want that mayonnaise. #9. "Always be brief." #10. Every single item of apparel here. Slim's red suit is the big winner. I already miss this show more than the real "Mad Men." »
- Louis Virtel
Pam Grier needs no introduction - but you're going to get one anyway. With roles in Coffy and Foxy Brown in the 1970s, Grier created and then defined the archetypal blaxploitation heroine: Sexy, self-assured and independent. Grier was the first African-American woman on the cover of Gloria Steinem's Ms., making her an early feminist icon; she still refers to Steinem as her mentor. The movie Foxy Brown turns 40 on April 5. We spoke to Grier about the film's legacy, Grier's extensive charity work ... and knitting. (Yes, you read that correctly.) At 64, she remains feisty, eloquent and as always, a whole lotta woman. »
- Alex Heigl
Top 10 Ryan Lambie 4 Apr 2014 - 06:26
There's nothing new about directors returning to the stories and characters they first brought to the screen years before. Director Fritz Lang directed his first film featuring the mesmeric master of disguises Doctor Mabuse in 1922; he then returned to make The Testament Of Dr Mabuse in 1933, before heading back one final time for The Thousand Eyes Of Dr Mabuse in 1960 - the director's last film.
In recent years, however, it's become increasingly common for directors to return to the film series they began years earlier. It's an attempt, perhaps, to return to themes that still interest them, or to tell a new story in the same landscape as before, or maybe because of a Hollywood deal too lucrative to turn down. As the selection below proves, »
Titles of note include an Ousmane Sembène dramedy that skewers post-colonial Senegalese bureaucracy - Xala; and, likely more familiar, a role that Pam Grier is maybe most famous for, in Jack Hill's Foxy Brown. And there's more... via press release below: Brooklyn, NY/Mar 28, 2014—From Friday, April 18 through Sunday, April 27, BAMcinématek presents Back with a Vengeance, a redux of February’s highly popular Vengeance is Hers series. The series includes highlights from the first edition, new additions, and rare discoveries for Back With a Vengeance, gathering even more of cinema’s most unforgettable heroines and anti-heroines as they seize control and take »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Back in February, Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAMcinématek held "Vengeance is Hers," a series of films featuring cinema's greatest heroines and anti-heroines, and it was so popular that they had to bring it back. BAMcinématek has announced "Back with a Vengeance," a redux of the series that will run from April 18-27. Highlights returning from the original series include Colin Higgins' "Nine to Five" starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton as office employees overthrowing their sexist boss; and "Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles," Chantal Ackerman's masterful 201-minute portrait of a widowed mother over the course of three days. "Vengeance is Hers" featured the Pam Grier-starring, Jack Hill-directed blaxploitation classic "Coffy." Hill and Grier's follow-up, "Foxy Brown," about a woman masquerading as a prostitute to get revenge on the men who killed her boyfriend, will serve as an appropriate successor. Grier's Brown will be joined by another fox, »
- Max O'Connell
Chicago-based Kartemquin Films will receive the North Carolina festival’s Master Of Cinema award.
Emerging Master Awards will go to Winter’s Bone director Debra Granik and actress Melanie Lynskey. Previous honourees include Jeff Nichols, Paul Schneider, Michael Shannon, Ramin Bahrani and David Gordon Green.
Spark Awards will go to actors Sophie Desmarais, Tye Sheridan and Tyler James Williams. Previous recipients include Anna Margaret Hollyman, Madeleine Martin, Terence Nance, David Oyelowo, Brady Corbet and Amy Seimetz.
Narrative Features jurors are UK director Andrea Arnold, critic [link=nm »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
With its frank discussions and extensive sex scenes, this is where all your questions about lesbians are answered
The L Word reached our screens just as Sex and the City was tottering off the Brooklyn Bridge in high-heeled pursuit of whichever shark it could jump first. Advertised by Living TV across tube stations and on the back of heat magazine by two oiled-up, bikinied lesbians and the slogan "Same Sex, Different City", it too came from a place of immense privilege.
Series one is the most heteronormative-friendly; later series went a bit haywire trying to please online forum überfans' demands for more intersectional representation at the behest of believable storylines. One worry was that out of half a dozen lesbians, only one gives off Sapphic vibes distinctive enough for a straight person to recognise: urchin-haired androgyne Shane McCutcheon (Katherine Moennig) is so universally sexy that everyone, male or female, gay or straight, »
- Sophie Wilkinson
The Shonda Rhimes drama pilot How to Get Away with Murder has signed Oscar nominee Viola Davis to its cast. Davis will play a law professor who teaches an entry level class called “How to Get Away with Murder” and, along with her students, get drawn into a murder plot.
Deadline reports that Upright Comedy Brigade member Drew Tarver has been picked for a key role in How I Met Your Dad, the How I Met Your Mother spin-off. Tarver will play Todd, the best friend of the lead character Sally, who is also married to her brother.
io9 got a copy of what they believe is a draft of the first episode of Gotham. Lets hope there are many more drafts before they film a script. I’m reminded of that terrible Birds of Prey where people kept explaining things.
Greg Grunberg is returning to TV according to TVLine. »
- Lyle Masaki
With all the bad news that comes out of Detroit, it’s about time something positive was reported and I can’t think of anything better than this. Starting today, Friday Feb. 21, and continuing through Saturday Feb. 22, The Redford Theater in Detroit will be “presenting three riveting films starring the queen of high-octane action thrillers,” starring the one and only Pam Grier. James Hill’s Coffy will be the feature on tonight, starting at 8:00Pm, and Hill’s Foxy Brown will be shown on Sat. Feb. 22, at 2:00Pm. Then on Saturday night, starting at 8Pm, Quentin Tarantino’s film Jackie Brown will round out the festival. And needless to say, Ms. Grier will be in »
One of our favorite films from the '90s turns 15 today -- and man, have the stars' lives changed since 1999.Starring Rose McGowan as a deliciously evil teenage girl and costars like Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz and Judy Greer, "Jawbreaker" was a 1999 "Heathers" knockoff that became a cult classic.After a group of girls accidentally kills a friend by stuffing the title candy in her mouth and locking her in a trunk as a prank (like you do, right?), alliances are tested, backs are quickly stabbed and a new Queen Bee is created in the form of Vylette.And with appearances from people like Pam Grier and Marilyn Manson, it's a helluva lot of fun.But since 1999, a lot has changed.Not only do some of the stars look very different, they've also been through quite a bit. One of them was charged with vehicular manslaughter, another had one of »
- tooFab Staff
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