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Robin-b-Hood (also known as Rob B Hood)
Directed by Benny Chan
Hong Kong, 2006
Thongs (Jackie Chan) and Octopus (Louis Koo) are thieves working under the auspices of their long standing mentor Landlord (Michael Hui), who also happens to be the actual landlord of the apartment complex they dwell in. Their most recent assignment takes them to a hospital to snatch a bounty of costly drugs to be sold on the black market, but they aren’t the only souls trying to steal something: a crazed man nearly gets away with a newborn baby. Shunned for his former lover, the unstable fellow perishes in a dramatic fall from a high floor with the baby coming an inch from losing its life as well were it not for Thongs’ heroics. Shortly thereafter Thongs, Octopus and Landlord find themselves dragged into another heist operation, »
- Edgar Chaput
[Press Release] Hillside, NJ – September 9, 2014 – The wait is over! The National Entertainment Collectibles Association (Neca), an entertainment conglomerate and global leader in licensed consumer goods, in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, announced today the next line-up of celebrities as part of The Simpsons exclusive “25 of the Greatest Guest Stars” program. The fourth installment of talent in this limited-edition boutique collection includes Buzz Aldrin, Tom Jones, Elvis Costello, Weird Al, and Aerosmith. In addition, the third wave of five celebrity figures and merchandise, featuring Penn and Teller, Bret Hart, Stephen King, Leonard Nimoy and R.E.M. is now available at various retailers, including Toys“R”Us stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com, as »
- Pietro Filipponi
Go behind-the-scenes of Star Trek Into Darkness and learn more about the Klingon weaponry in our exclusive featurette for Star Trek: The Compendium, which debuts in a four-disc Blu-ray set today, September 9. Take a look at some of the massive gun and knife props that were used on director J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness, including Klingon weapons that were inspired by designs from the original Star Trek TV series.
Director J.J. Abrams' global sensations Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness set a course for the ultimate home entertainment package in Star Trek: The Compendium, arriving September 9, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The set includes four Blu-ray Discs with both films in sparkling high definition and the IMAX version of Star Trek Into Darkness, Digital HD copies of both films, plus previously released bonus material, including the Star Trek Into Darkness director's commentary. Star Trek »
To help ease the long wait until Star Trek 3 hits theaters in a few years, Paramount Home Media Distribution is releasing the Star Trek: The Compendium on Blu-ray. This four-disc set features both of director J.J. Abrams' features Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness in one set, along with never-before-seen special features including a gag reel and featurettes.
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The actor rose to fame playing USS Enterprise helmsman Hikaru Sulu in the original television series, and later reprised the role in six movies.
George Takei lip-syncs to Frozen's 'Let It Go' - video
Speaking to Parade, Takei said that he is "eager" to appear in the rebooted big screen franchise.
"All they have to do is ask me! I'm more than eager," he said.
"As you know, Leonard Nimoy did two of the rebooted films with Jj Abrams, and they're preparing another one because in two years, Star Trek's going to be 50 years old… so they'll be coming out with another major feature film with a rebooted cast."
Takei added that he remains close to his Star Trek »
Welcome To Issue 60!
If This Is Your First Time Here: Welcome! This is my weekly column where I talk about superhero movie news, rumors and speculation to the detriment of no one. It usually has spoilers. Also it has jokes, sorry Warner Bros.
This Week: Donald Glover finally gets to be Spider-Man, then I don’t know who at DC to talk to about setting “no joke” policies. But I want to make two things clear right from the start: I want the Dcu to succeed because I want to see these movies, and I’m easily excitable when it comes to these things.
Thanks for being so patient while I uprooted my Brooklyn life of 11 years and hauled all my crap back to Colorado last week. There’s something about paying to ship all your Spider-Man toys to another state while you’re throwing away baby pictures of yourself »
[As you probably already know, starting on Thursday, August 21, Fxx is running the Every Simpsons Ever Marathon, running through all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons," plus "The Simpsons Movie." To aid in your viewing process, Team HitFix is selecting our favorite episodes from each day, plus an episode or two that you can skip and use as a bathroom or nap break.] Picking episodes for Day 1 of Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon was relatively easy. Yes, "The Simpsons" was quite fine right off the bat and it only improved as the show moved into its second season, but the fans here at HitFix were able to cobble together a clear list of favorites without any hugely disappointing exclusions. Day 2 was far more difficult. We have five participants picking episodes here and we each snagged two favorites for the day, which stretches from "Bart's Dog Gets an F" through to "Last Exit to Springfield," or from Episode 29 through Episode 76. I think we represented many of the best episodes from this fertile early period, but if I had been about to select four or five, I could have easily done it. My greatest regret is that we didn't have room for "Selma's Choice," which has possibly my favorite opening of the entire series -- »
- Daniel Fienberg, Alan Sepinwall, Drew McWeeny, Josh Lasser and Dave Lewis
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After 25 years of The Simpsons, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who can’t recount at least one joke from the long-running animated series. From Homer’s “Doh” to Bart’s “eat my shorts,” it’s a show stuffed with more iconic moments than anything else. Some of the best, of course, are courtesy of celebrity cameos.
Whether it’s classic stars like Leonard Nimoy or newer sensations like LeBron James, The Simpsons only invites the best talent to join its hallowed ranks. It’s seen Tom Jones performing at gun point, Luke Perry as a sideshow act, Star Wars‘ own Mark Hamill being rescued by Homer himself, and Xena: Warrior Princess aka Lucy Lawless flying through the air. There’s serious actors being silly, talk show hosts like Conan O’Brien getting meta, and legendary musicians — yes, ‘N Sync counts — passing through the tiny town of Springfield. »
- Kat George
It’s the voice. That mellifluous, basso profundo, deep down rumbling that issues words, sentences, entire speeches with such authority, sincerity and such relish that we cannot but pay attention. We hang on every word because we hear the intelligence, the humor, the irony and most of all the joy of someone who is in love; with life, with his partner, with acting, with being in the world and a part of human society, with the absolute joy of living. That voice is as recognizable and distinctive as Orson Welles, John Huston, Ed Begley or Roger Corman, that voice takes us by the hand and reveals to us a life lived full out, in every sense of the word; complicated, tragic, loving, generous and most of all fun.
It appears to be »
- Sam Moffitt
To Be Takei is an entertaining and moving look at the many roles played by eclectic 76-year-old actor/activist George Takei whose wit, humor and grace has allowed him to become an internationally beloved figure.
It balances unprecedented access to the day-to-day life of George and his husband/business partner Brad Takei with George’s fascinating personal journey, from his childhood in a Japanese American internment camp, to his iconic and groundbreaking role as Sulu on “Star Trek,” through his rise as an internet phenomenon with over 6-million Facebook likes.
The documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2014, played in St. Louis at Q Fest in April and opens in select cities, VOD platforms and iTunes on August 22nd.
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- Michelle McCue
The Television Academy released a promo Tuesday for the upcoming Emmy Awards, featuring three nominees of the upcoming kudocast spoofing a notably popular subset of reality TV.
There are jokes about the varying merits of supporting verus leading roles, cable and network television money and comedy verus drama prestige, not to mention the several “Breaking Bad” references in the six-minute clip.
As the Emmy’s official automotive sponsor, Audi of America produced the video with Pmk-bnc to promote the carmaker’s 2015 S3 sedan.
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- Kevin Noonan
Alan Landsburg, a TV producer with wide-ranging interests who produced a vast number of TV movies and documentaries, as well as the speculative series “In Search Of,” famously narrated by Leonard Nimoy, died Aug. 14 in Los Angeles. He was 81.
Landsburg was nominated for an Oscar for the 1971 feature documentary “Alaska Wilderness Lake,” which he produced. He was also nominated for five Emmys, winning for the fine, even now well-remembered 1970 telepic “A Storm in Summer,” starring Peter Ustinov, and nominated for beloved 1981 telepic “Bill,” starring Mickey Rooney, as well as for 1975’s “Fear on Trial,” 1978’s “Between the Wars” and 1983’s “Adam,” a telepic about the kidnapping of John Walsh’s son.
Landsburg produced reams of nature documentaries, including episodes of “The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau” and “National Geographic Specials”; the historical docu series “Men in Crisis”; a docu series with a more feature-like feel in “Time-Life Specials: The March »
- Carmel Dagan
She was a regular on numerous television shows, however Martel is arguably best know for her appearance in Star Trek: Tos as the would be mate for Spock.
The second season première develops Vulcan culture, and sees Spock (Leonard Nimoy) experiencing the “pon farr” – a mating ritual that requires a return to his home planet in search of a mate. Martel was stunning as T’Pring, the Vulcan lady in question. The role brought cult status to Martel, and she often appeared at conventions.
The New York actress also appeared in The Man from U.N.C.L.E, Battlestar Galactica (1978), and Brothers and Sisters, while film credits include Hong Kong and The Glass Cage. In Robert Altman’s documentary, »
- Claire Joanne Huxham
If ever you should rewatch the entire run of the original Star Trek series, you may notice a few things: 1) William Shatner is often a far more subtle actor than most people give him credit for (sometimes); 2) Uhura is seven shades of awesome (usually); and 3) you’ll be wanting to fast-forward through a lot of scenes – and we mean a lot of scenes (always).
Often, what makes a scene cringeworthy in Classic Trek has a lot to do with the time period in which the show was made. For a show that has credited with promoting tolerance, peace, and good will towards all for decades, it can be a very racist, sexist, and downright bad show at times, and it’s those moments that we’ll be focusing on in this article. These are the scenes that make fans cringe, make non-fans scratch their heads, and make just about everybody ask that eternal question, »
- Tony Whitt
The actress died from heart attack complications at a health centre on Tuesday, reports have said.
Martel was best known for playing a prospective bride to Leonard Nimoy’s Spock in the Star Trek episode Amok Time, an episode well-remembered for giving fans a rare glimpse at Vulcan and featuring a full-on fight between Kirk and Spock.
Previously speaking of her time on the show, Martel said that “I was just so happy to be working and playing a part that was so challenging,” before »
Actress Arlene Martel, an exotic beauty who played the prospective bride of Leonard Nimoy’s Mr. Spock in the only episode of NBC’s Star Trek set on the planet Vulcan, has died. She was 78. Martel died Tuesday from complications of a heart attack at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, her son, Jod Kaftan, told The Hollywood Reporter. In the episode “Amok Time,” which opened Star Trek’s second season on Sept. 15, 1967, a feverish Spock is compelled to return to his home planet, where he must “mate or die.” Martel’s character, T’Pring, was betrothed to him
- Mike Barnes
News of Robin Williams’ death took the world by surprise on Monday afternoon. Celebrities have taken to Twitter to express their deepest sympathies and memories of the late comedian:
http://t.co/UEtjQ1f2zS— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) August 12, 2014
I can't take the Robin Williams news. I've never cried over someone I've never met but I can't stop »
- Jake Perlman
Click Here - Alternate Goonies Posters After years of war, the Federation and the Klingon empire find themselves on the brink of a peace summit when a Klingon ship is nearly destroyed by an apparent attack from the Enterprise. Both worlds brace for what may be their deadliest encounter. Actors: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Kim Cattrall, David Warner, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols and Screenwriters: Denny Martin Flinn, Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal »
Humankind’s collision with otherworldly life forms can make for unforgettable cinema.
This article will highlight the best of live-action human vs. alien films. The creatures may be from other planets or may be non-demonic entities from other dimensions.
Excluded from consideration were giant monster films as the diakaiju genre would make a great subject for separate articles.
Readers looking for “friendly alien” films such as The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), It Came from Outer Space (1953) and the comically overrated Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) are advised to keep watching the skies because they won’t find them here.
Film writing being the game of knowledge filtered through personal taste that it is, some readers’ subgenre favorites might not have made the list such as War of the Worlds (1953) and 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957).
Now let’s take a chronological look at the cinema’s best battles between Us and Them. »
- Terek Puckett
Michael Bay's big-scale Transformers blockbusters might be hugely popular with today's cinemagoers, but for film fans of a certain generation there'll always be a special place in their hearts for 1986's Transformers: The Movie.
A big screen spinoff from the animated TV series, the film was epic when seen for the first time by young eyes. Spanning from the Cybertron to Earth, via the far reaches of space and a planet-eating villain voiced by Orson Welles! Describing it as a classic might be a stretch but this was an exciting war movie that taught us about loss and the fist-pumping stadium rock majesty that is Stan Bush's 'The Touch'.
1. It was hard to hold back the tears when Optimus Prime bit the dust in Transformers's brutal Battle of Autobot City. The passing of »
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