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What films should be expanded into shared universes?

14 May 2015 11:54 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Shared universes are big business right now, and here are seven franchises that could, and should be expanded...

It's likely that by the time you finish reading this sentence a new cinematic universe will have been born. In fact, it may be one of the cinematic universes I propose later in this article. If that's the case, I apologise for my obsolescence. Furthermore, if you're reading this in the future and any of my proposed cinematic universes have come to pass and turned out awful, I also apologise.

Just know that I'm sorry, and I've a feeling that many of us are going to be sorry and that the film industry could be in a sorry and confusing mess in five years time thanks to 'Cinematic Universe Fever' (a real affliction, and currently a very common complaint on the casebooks of doctors and private physicians in Hollywood). Right now, really »

- simonbrew

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Film Review: ‘Skin Trade’

8 May 2015 8:35 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Human trafficking is the window dressing for standard revenge-driven action in “Skin Trade,” a B-grade hybrid of “Taken,” “Commando” and “Rush Hour” that pairs star-producer-co-writer Dolph Lundgren with Thai martial-arts superstar Tony Jaa. Exhibiting little cinematographic flair but an exasperating fondness for hack-and-slash editing during combat scenes, director Ekachai Uekrongtham casts his material as a series of gunfights, fistfights, and emotionally overwrought dramatic scenes, the last of which are marked by Lundgren’s perpetually grimaced brooding and yelling (and rickety-knees gait), and Jaa’s blatant inability to speak more than a few words of intelligible English at a time. The East-meets-West saga opened May 8 in limited release.

Lundgren plays Nick, a Newark, N.J., cop intent on bringing down Serbian sex-slavery bigwig Viktor (Ron Perlman). When he finally does arrest Viktor, he also kills the man’s son, thus driving Viktor to murder Nick’s wife and daughter, and to »

- Nick Schager

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Skin Trade Review

8 May 2015 12:44 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Dolph Lundgren hasn’t enjoyed the same continued prominence as many of his equally hulking, stone-jawed peers – unlike Arnie, who has a new Terminator out this summer, or Sylvester Stallone, who’ll play Rocky again for fall spinoff Creed, the towering Swede has been contained to bargain-bin fare and occasional cameos in The Expendables. And though no one is contesting his ability to throw a punch, Lundgren still hasn’t had his True Lies moment, so to speak.

I wish I could report that Skin Trade was that watershed for the actor, that perfect part to elevate him from man-mountain to dramatic heavyweight – but it’s just not the case. As vengeful New Jersey cop Nick Cassidy, Lundgren is working well within his wheelhouse, and the ease with which the performer manages his dialogue speaks to how standard a part Skin Trade gives him. That shouldn’t come as a surprise – after all, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Exclusive Video Interview: Dolph Lundgren And Tony Jaa Talk Skin Trade

7 May 2015 3:20 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Skin Trade unites two very different kinds of action stars, which makes for a pretty exciting ride. In one corner we have Dolph Lundgren, a veteran of the genre who has appeared in classics like Rocky IV, Universal Soldiers and The Expendables trilogy. In the other corner we have Tony Jaa, the Thai martial artist who starred in the Ong Bak trilogy and had a memorable supporting role in Furious 7

Lundgren, who also wrote and produced Skin Trade, stars as Nick Cassidy, a New Jersey detective intent on shutting down a human trafficking network run by Serbian mobster Viktor Dragovic (Ron Perlman). But after shooting Viktor’s son, Nick finds his life left in ruins after his wife and daughter are killed as revenge.

Looking to settle the score, he travels to Thailand to find Viktor and take him out for once and for all. In the process though, »

- Ben Kenber

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Review: Skin Trade

5 May 2015 5:18 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Plot: After being forced to kill a gangster.s son during a firefight, a cop.s (Dolph Lundgren) wife and daughter are killed in retaliation. He manages to track the gangster (Ron Perlman) to Thailand, where he stumbles upon a massive human trafficking conspiracy. Teaming-up with a local cop (Tony Jaa) he sets out to dismantle the slave trading ring and take violent revenge. Review: I.ve always had a soft spot for Dolph Lundgren. While he never quite hit Arnold Schwarzenegger or »

- Chris Bumbray

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Contest: Win Tickets To See Skin Trade In Los Angeles

5 May 2015 8:35 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Tony Jaa and Dolph Lundgren come from very different camps within the action genre. Weaned on a diet of martial arts before making his breakout in high-octane fighting series Ong Bak, the former is among some of the best fighters to break into Hollywood. On the other hand, Lundgren is best known for his role as the unyielding man-mountain Ivan Drogo in Rocky IV, before flexing his muscles alongside his genre contemporaries Stallone and Schwarzenegger for The Expendables franchise.

Fast forward to 2015 and the fresh-faced Jaa is set to team up with the action stalwart for Ekachai Uekrongtham’s Skin Trade, a hard-boiled thriller that puts them in pursuit of Ron Perlman’s elusive Serbian mobster.

Due to premiere in Los Angeles tomorrow, Wednesday 6, there’s a buzz of excitement for the arrival of Uekrongtham’s actioner, and We Got This Covered has 5 pairs of tickets to give away to our readers. »

- Michael Briers

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Dolph Lundgren and Tony Jaa Kick Ass, Take Names in Exclusive Skin Trade Spot

30 April 2015 12:29 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Fans of flying fists, we’ve got an exclusive TV spot for director Ekachai Uekrongtham’s actioner Skin Trade to debut today that may be of interest. The film stars Dolph Lundgren (who also co-wrote and produced) as a New Jersey detective who heads to Bangkok where he teams up with a Thai detective, played by Tony Jaa, in order to bring down a human trafficking network spearheaded by Ron Perlman. As you can see in this here TV spot, the movie is heavy on action, stunts, and general ass-kicking, as the aforementioned actors put their fists in people’s faces over and over again. Check out the spot for yourself below. The film also stars Michael Jai White, Peter Weller, and Celina Jade. Skin Trade is currently available on VOD and iTunes and hits theaters on May 8th. [complextv contentid="N1OWV0dDr1aspIub_p9u4NVVQJ_uBcn9" sitename="collider" playerid="26aa5f02d93f4c05a4546f6d5ecb59b7" adsetid="67a3ff9d3a842ae818bb9de1badc5b0" width="600" height="360" keywords=""] Here’s the official synopsis for Skin Trade: New Jersey detective, »

- Adam Chitwood

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The Solution to sell Jk Simmons starrer 'The Runaround'

30 April 2015 11:44 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Lisa Wilson will kick off pre-sales in Cannes on the comedy package buoyed by the plum casting of recent Oscar winner Jk Simmons alongside Emile Hirsch.

Gavin Wiesen will direct The Runaround from a screenplay by Seth W Owen about a globe-trotting workaholic father who enlists the help of his daughter’s awkward ex to find his girl during a layover in Los Angeles.

The Gersh Agency and UTA Independent Film Group jointly represent North American rights.

Spring PicturesMandy Tagger Brockey and Adi Ezroni produce with American Film Production’s George Voskericyan and Jmr Luna, Wing And A Prayer PicturesRon Perlman and Josh Crook and P Jennifer Dana.

The film is being produced in association with Abbolita Films and Heretic Films and is scheduled to shoot in Los Angeles in July.

The Gersh Agency and UTA Independent Film Group arranged financing with the producers’ counsels: Cdas’ Marc Simon for Spring Pictures, Jonathan Gray for [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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The Solution to sell Jk Simmons starrer 'Runaround'

30 April 2015 11:44 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Lisa Wilson will kick off pre-sales in Cannes on the comedy package buoyed by the plum casting of recent Oscar winner Jk Simmons alongside Emile Hirsch.

Gavin Wiesen will direct Runaround from a screenplay by Seth W Owen about a globe-trotting workaholic father who enlists the help of his daughter’s awkward ex to find his girl during a layover in Los Angeles.

The Gersh Agency and UTA Independent Film Group jointly represent Us rights.

Spring PicturesMandy Tagger Brockey and Adi Ezroni produce with American Film Production’s George Voskericyan and Jmr Luna, Wing And A Prayer PicturesRon Perlman and Josh Crook and P Jennifer Dana.

The film is being produced in association with Abbolita Films and Heretic Films and is scheduled to shoot in Los Angeles in July.

The Gersh Agency and UTA Independent Film Group arranged financing with the producers’ counsels: Cdas’ Marc Simon for Spring Pictures, Jonathan Gray for [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Celina Jade To Star in ‘April Flowers’ (Exclusive)

29 April 2015 5:37 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Chinese-American actress Celina Jade will star in “April Flowers,” a U.S. indie drama that shoots from next month in New York. The film is directed by Christopher Tedrick and co-stars Jon Fletcher (CW’s “The Messenger”).

Jade plays and idealist whose dreams are fading away until she discovers an anonymous journal while on her daily commute. The personal accounts renew her faith in humanity. She sets out on a mission to return but fears that she may compromise the real relationships in her life. Tedrick directs from his own 2012 AMPAS Nicholl Fellowship semi-finalist script.

April Flowers” is a co-venture among Myopia Pictures, Mozzlestead and Polyphony Creative. The project’s executive producers are John Dillon, Montserrat Mendez, Phil Newsom and Lanie Zipoy.

Hong Kong-born Jade is currently starring as Shado in CW’s series “Arrow,” which is currently in its third season. She recently starred opposite Asian action star Tony Jaa »

- Patrick Frater

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Sons Of Anarchy’s 20 most shocking moments

28 April 2015 5:01 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Misunderstandings, betrayals, and straight up killings, these are the moments that made Sons Of Anarchy unmissable. Spoilers...

Warning: contains spoilers for Sons Of Anarchy season 1-7

Let’s get this out of the way now: yes, there are going to be lots of things left off this list. Kurt Sutter’s biker melodrama ran for seven seasons, and pretty much every episode contained at least one jaw-dropping plot revelation and three stomach-churning scenes of extreme violence. A complex story of love, loyalty, and criminal activity, Sons Of Anarchy is one of the most relentlessly extreme shows ever aired, and it never saw a boundary it didn’t want to plough its way straight through at high speed.

So narrowing down its most shocking moments to just 20 is a tall order. But now it’s over and we’ve had time to process the final episode’s characteristically bombastic ending, it »

- louisamellor

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Time Machine: Classy-Looking 'Tangled' Singing Stars at the Oscars

26 April 2015 2:14 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Zachary Levi and guest on the Oscars' Red Carpet Zachary Levi at the Academy Awards Pictured above is Zachary Levi and a guest on the 83rd Academy Awards' Red Carpet this past Sunday, Feb. 27, just outside the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. At the Oscar ceremony, Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore performed "I See the Light," a Best Original Song nominee – music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater – from the animated feature Tangled. The 2011 Best Song winner turned out to be Randy Newman's "We Belong Together," from another animated feature, Toy Story 3 – last year's biggest domestic box office hit. Zachary Levi movies Below is a partial list of Zachary Levi films.* His movie debut took place in Mark Douglas Miller's comedy short Reel Guerrillas (2005), while his feature film debut was in a supporting role in John Whitesell's comedy Big Momma's House 2 (2006). Thor: The Dark World (2013). Director: Alan Taylor. »

- D. Zhea

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Ridley Scott’s The Martian Highlight of 20th Century Fox’s CinemaCon 2015 Event

25 April 2015 6:38 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Following the exciting presentation at CinemaCon last week, 20th Century Fox released some new details for their upcoming releases. Check out the official synopses along with some photos for all their 2015 and 2016 films.

The highlight of the event was the must-see film of 2015 – Ridley Scott’s The Martian.

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, Nasa and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, »

- Michelle McCue

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Xavier Samuel’s Modern-day ‘Frankenstein’ Bought for U.S. by Alchemy

22 April 2015 3:52 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Independent distributor Alchemy has acquired U.S. rights to Bernard Rose’s modern-day “Frankenstein,” starring Xavier Samuel (“Twilight”), Carrie-Anne Moss, Tony Todd and Danny Huston.

The film won the Golden Raven award at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. “Frankenstein” is set in Los Angeles and told from the perspective of the monster, who’s been left for dead by a husband-and-wife team of eccentric scientists.

Producers are Gabriela Bacher for Summerstorm, Heidi Jo Markel for Eclectic Pictures, Jennifer Holliday Morrison for Bad Badger, and Film House Germany’s Christian Angermayer and Klemens Hallmann. Avi Lerner is exec producing, and Nu Image is handling international sales.

Alchemy specializes in independent distribution and owns a catalog of 665 titles. It rebranded itself late last year, changing its name from Millennium Entertainment to Alchemy. It recently acquired worldwide rights to director Mitch Dickman’s marijuana documentary “Rolling Papers” following its premiere at SXSW »

- Dave McNary

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4/20: ‘Kid Cannabis’ Sequel Blazing Ahead for 2017 Release

20 April 2015 11:21 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

John Stockwell is in talks to write and direct a sequel to last year’s drug-fueled dark comedy “Kid Cannabis,” which starred Jonathan Daniel Brown as real life marijuana kingpin Nate Norman, it was announced Monday. Production is slated to start in early 2016 in advance of an April 20, 2017 release date, according to producer Gordon Bijelonic. “Kid Cannabis” co-starred Kenny Wormald, Ron Perlman and John C. McGinley. The first film depicted the true story of Idaho teenager Nate Norman, who became entrenched in a multi-million dollar marijuana trafficking ring, leading to high times for Nate and his friends, and ultimately »

- Jeff Sneider

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"The Virginian" On DVD - April 21, 2015

19 April 2015 9:45 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage from director Thomas Makowski's western action feature "The Virginian", starring Trace Adkins, Ron Perlman, Brendan Penny and Victoria Pratt, available on DVD April 21, 2015 through Anchor Bay Entertainment:

"...raised by powerful cattle baron 'Judge Henry' (Perlman), 'South' aka 'The Virginian' (Adkins), lives his life as a ranch enforcer with bravery and steely determination. When a big-city writer (Penny) raises questions about the fierce treatment of rustlers, South is quick to defend the brutal realities of the 'Code of the West'. 

"But as he looks deeper into the latest string of horse and cattle rustling, he finds his convictions questioned by a new schoolteacher (Pratt). South begins to wonder if the Judge had ulterior motives in raising him to a life of bloodshed and violence..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Virginian"...

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- Michael Stevens

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International trailer for Skin Trade starring Dolph Lundgren and Tony Jaa

4 April 2015 2:18 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new international trailer has arrived online for the upcoming action thriller Skin Trade starring Dolph Lundgren and Tony Jaa, and you can watch it below after the official synopsis…

New Jersey detective, Nick Cassidy (Dolph Lundgren) heads to Bangkok where he teams up with Thai detective, Tony Vitayakui (Tony Jaa) to hunt down Viktor Dragovic (Ron Perlman) and destroy his human trafficking network. Nick had inadvertently killed Dragovic’s son in a sting operation on the New Jersey docks, and Dragovic responded by attempting to kill Nick and his family. Nick miraculously survived the brutal attack, but his wife and daughter were killed. With nothing but vengeance to live for, Nick and Tony traverse their way through the Bangkok underworld in search of the elusive Dragovic. Meanwhile, FBI Agent Eddie Reed (Michael Jai White) is sent in to bring Nick home. But as the crossfire ensues, Nick has to »

- Gary Collinson

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The Stanley Film Festival Announces Special Events, Including Musical Acts, Horror Trivia, Scare Zones

31 March 2015 7:40 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

For decades, Estes Park, Colorado has been a destination for road-tripping horror hounds, as Stephen King was struck with the idea for The Shining while staying at the Stanley Hotel. But since 2013, fright fans have had another big reason to pay the famous hotel a visit: the Stanley Film Festival.

After screening feature films both old and new and hosting special guests galore in their first two years, the third annual Stanley Film Festival is quickly approaching, and we're teaming up with the festival for live coverage and special opportunities for Daily Dead readers.

Today, we have the first details on the special experiences and events that will be taking place during all four days of the festival, including musical acts, scare zones, trivia, and a special screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show:

"March 31, 2015 (Denver, Co) - Set at the historic Stanley Hotel, inspiration for Stephen King's The Shining, »

- Jonathan James

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Roland Emmerich's 'Stonewall' is arriving just in time for awards season

25 March 2015 11:14 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Roland Emmerich is entering the awards season fray once more.  The filmmaker behind such blockbusters as "The Day After Tomorrow" and "Independence Day" attempted to make a smaller, more serious film with 2011's "Anonymous."  That Shakespearean era tale was touted as a possible awards player before it debuted at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival to mostly negative reviews.  Any hopes for prestige recognition were quickly dashed. Now, after segueing into more familiar territory with "White House Down," Emmerich is returning with a slightly more personal tale, "Stonewall." Roadside Attractions announced today it had acquired the period drama for a release later this Fall (which pretty much means at least a Toronto debut).  "Stonewall" is a fictional drama set around the real events that took place at the Stonewall Inn in New York City during 1969.  The Stonewall Riots found the gay community fighting back in a series of violent protests after »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Roadside Attractions Acquires Roland Emmerich Historical Drama 'Stonewall'

25 March 2015 11:07 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Roland Emmerich's 'Stonewall,' Gets An Official Synopsis; Casts a Bunch More White People Roadside Attractions has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Roland Emmerich's historical drama "Stonewall," starring Jeremy Irvine, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Jonny Beauchamp.  The drama centers around Danny Winters (Irvine), a fictional young man caught up in the 1969 Stonewall Riots. After being forced to leave behind friends and loved ones when he is kicked out of his parent's home, Danny takes refuge in Greenwich Village, New York and befriends a group of street kids who introduce him to the local watering hole, The Stonewall Inn. As Danny and his friends experience discrimination, endure atrocities and are repeatedly harassed by the police, the entire community of young gays, lesbians and drag queens erupts in a storm of anger. With the toss of a single brick, a riot ensues and a crusade for equality is born. »

- Zack Sharf

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