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For fans of trashy, low-budget action films, Cannon Films defined the 1980s. The company was revitalized, after a decade-long rocky start, by director Menahem Golan and producer Yoram Globus, Israeli cousins now seen by many as the dollar-store precursor to the Weinstein brothers. As tasteless as they were unscrupulous, Golan and Globus are responsible for a flood of Charles Bronson, Chuck Norris, and Jean-Claude Van Damme films, not to mention cheapy ninja-sploitation films, eccentric art-house films (including Jean-Luc Godard's King Lear and John Cassavetes's Love Streams), and, uh, Lou Ferrigno as Hercules. This week, Warner Brothers collected a ten-film DVD/Blu-Ray box set to coincide with and bolster the release of Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films, director Mark Hartley's funny, informative documentary. In the spirit of Hartley's inclusive doc, we present a list of the ten most Cannon-y moments included in the box set. »
- Simon Abrams
With Donald Trump otherwise engaged with the small matter of his bid to become President of the United States, the Us version of Celebrity Apprentice was in need of a new host. And now it has one. It's Arnold Schwarzenegger. Everyone has already made the "You're Terminated" joke.The NBC show has been running for seven seasons with Trump. Like the Comic Relief and Sport Relief editions of the UK version, it involves celebrities working in teams to win challenges, with the lacklustre getting fired until there's only one person standing. Contestants have included Gary Busey, Andrew Dice Clay, Cyndi Lauper, Lou Ferrigno (shame that wasn't in an Arnie season), Steven Baldwin and Vivica Fox, with Piers Morgan, Arsenio Hall and Poison's Brett Michaels among the winners. You don't win a job, obviously. It's all for charity.“We are thrilled to be opening a powerful new chapter in the story of the ‘Apprentice’ franchise, »
Made by Phantom City Creative, the new poster for Hellions will put the fear of Hell in you. Also in this morning's round-up: The Walking Dead #1 variant cover for Wizard World Columbus-goers and a Crypt TV short that looks out for us all this holiday weekend.
Under siege by forces she can’t understand, Dora must defend both body and soul from relentless Hellions, dead-set on possessing something Dora will not give them. Set in a visually haunting landscape, Hellions redefines the boundaries of horror with its potent brew of Halloween iconography, teenage angst, and desperate survival."
Hellions is set to be released in the U.S. on September 18th, »
- Tamika Jones
With Fright Rags, there is something for everyone and if you are a fan of the 1985 fantasy comedy Teen Wolf, you are in luck! Also in this round-up: a look at The Walking Dead #1 variant cover available at Wizard World Pittsburgh and a new clip from Queen of Earth.
Teen Wolf Collection: Fright Rags' newest collection is inspired by the basketball dunking teen wolf himself played by Michael J. Fox (Back to the Future franchise). The collection contains two shirts, a poster, and a trucker hat. Get one of these four limited Teen Wolf-inspired items before they are going, going, gone!
The T-Shirts are $27.00 apiece, the posters are $35.00 apiece, and the hats are priced at $25.00 apiece. To purchase any of these items, you can visit the Fright Rags online shop.
- Tamika Jones
Lou Ferrigno is a huge Donald Trump fan and wants him in the Oval Office, because he's the man who can keep our country safe. Lou was at Lax Monday when our photog sheepishly asked about Trump, clearly thinking Lou -- a die-hard conservative -- would favor another candidate. Lou clearly holds no grudges ... Donald fired him from 'Celebrity Apprentice.' Read more »
- TMZ Staff
We’re currently in a boom period for superhero films, with plenty more on the way. It’s the golden age for comic book fans. Characters like Wonder Woman, Dr. Strange and the Justice League are all coming to theaters, joining established franchises like Thor and Captain America. But some of you may not know that these characters all had live-action movies made about them before. Cinelinx looks at 7 obscure super films you probably haven’t seen.
#1. Doctor Strange: In 1978, a two-hour made-for-tv movie aired about the master of the mystic arts. Dr. Strange was meant to be a pilot for a proposed weekly CBS TV series. Peter Hooten played Doctor Strange and Jessica Walters played villainess Morgana Le Fey. CBS was already airing Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk and was trying to go for the hat trick, bringing the Doc to TV. However, it was not to be. »
- email@example.com (Rob Young)
Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Mark McGrath, Cassie Scerbo, David Hasslehoff, Frankie Muniz, Ryan Newman, Mark Cuban, Bo Derek, Blair Fowler, Michael Winslow | Written by Thunder Levin | Directed by Anthony C. Ferrante
Hellraiser did it, Jason Vorhees did it, and now the killer sharks of sharknado are doing it… they’re heading into Space!
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No continues the story of Fin Shepard – fresh from receiving a medal of honour from the President of the United States and a mini-battle with a sharknado in Washington, D.C. – who, this time round takes on an ever-growing succession of sharknado’s that, eventually, build to a sharknado “wall” that can only be stopped by launching Fin Shepard and his dad (played by David Hasslehoff) into outer space to literally burn the sharks out of Earth’s upper atmosphere!
As per the previous film, Sharknado 3 is filled with celebrity cameos, »
- Phil Wheat
With the UK getting its first glimpse of the Asylum's latest disaster-piece tonight (July 23), we bring you the 8 best and very worst moments from Sharknado 3 below:
There's a certain art to a Sharknado opening scene. Viewers want their man-eating sharks and lots of blood from the get-go, and each new movie has to find a new way to satisfy them.
This time around, a hokey presidential ceremony - complete with a genuinely depressing cameo from all-time great comedian Robert Klein for the second year running - for the one-man army known as Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) was quickly dispatched so the sharks could starting destroying the Us capital.
'Ant-Man': Paul Rudd as Scott Lang. 'Ant-Man' box office below expectations: Lowest Marvel Cinematic Universe domestic debut Starring Paul Rudd as a bug-like (sizewise) action hero, Ant-Man was expected to open with $60-$65 million from 3,856 U.S. and Canada locations this past weekend, July 17-19, '15. That didn't happen. A mere three days ago, Variety enthused that Ant-Man was "marching to a solid $65 million weekend at the U.S. box office." But instead of a $65 million domestic debut like those of Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, Ant-Man bowed with a considerably more modest $57.22 million (down from the studio's $58.04 million Sunday estimate), including Thursday evening screenings. This latest Marvel Cinematic Universe entry averaged a highly disappointing – especially for an McU entry with loads of steeper-priced 3D and IMAX / Pfl screenings – $14,841 per location. But really, why "highly disappointing"? Trailing 'The Incredible Hulk' Even taking into account the fact »
- Zac Gille
Directed by Ryan Wise
2015, USA / Canada /Finland / Sweden
Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are often associated with masculinity, aggression, and machismo but even by Heavy metal standards, the artist known as Thor (a.k.a. Jon Miki Thor) is an absolute beast!
The Norse god impersonator, semi-professional bodybuilder, performance artist, b-movie actor, and all-around nice guy is the subject of I Am Thor, an 84 minute documentary by director Ryan Wise which shines some insight into Thor’s wild life and documents his long-running come back. With a music career spanning five decades, Thor is one of the legends of rock-n-roll that not enough people know exists —and hopefully this film will change that. 15 years in the making and I Am Thor is finally here, and totally worth the wait.
I’ve seen some remarkable screenings over my 19 years of attending the Fantasia Film Festival. I’ll never forget the enthusiastic, »
Each day, the internet is flooded with news stories about each and every piece of development surrounding an upcoming comic book adaptation or superhero film. We here at Flickering Myth spend our days dissecting and discussing those various topics with as much fervor and excitement as any fan out there. Yet, while there are dozens of stories or quotes circling the web at any given time, they usually only pertain to one part of a larger story; actors give brief updates about their upcoming roles, writers and directors talk about various influences, etc.
Enter Mark Edlitz, whose impressive tome How To Be A Superhero puts all of those news reports to shame by diving headfirst into the expansive superhero genre with long, in-depth interviews with dozens of the genre’s veterans, like Adam West, Jack Nicholson, John Wesley Shipp, »
- James Garcia
Frankie Muniz is in the middle of a shark storm — but don’t worry, he’s bringing out the big guns to deal with it. Former “Malcolm in the Middle” star Muniz is among the cameos in Syfy’s upcoming “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No,” which premieres July 22. Along with Muniz, fellow “Sharknado 3” cast members Penn & Teller are briefly featured in a new trailer released Friday. Also Read: David Hasselhoff Promises 'Sharknado 3' Will Be the 'Worst Movie You Have Ever Seen' Ne-Yo, Lou Ferrigno, Jackie Collins, Grant Imahara, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano also have cameos in »
- Tim Kenneally
Bodybuilding legend, and star of the hit 70’s TV show The Incredible Hulk, Lou Ferrigno is to star in Instant Death, the latest film from Raging Pictures. The gritty, revenge thriller will be directed by Ara Paiaya, whose previous film Skin Traffik (known in the UK as A Hitman In London) is currently being released around the World.
The film marks something of a departure for Ferrigno who has predominantly done family and comedy films over the years (but has appeared in a handful of more violent films) and has regularly cameoed in some form with Marvels recent incarnations of the Hulk.
“A vicious gang war for drug dominance draws in a disturbed Special Forces Veteran (Ferrigno). Trying to adjust to normal life and haunted by inner demons and a violent past, the underworld’s retribution on his daughter and grandchild (his last connections to humanity) leads him to a »
- Gary Collinson
At the time of writing, Marvel have not yet confirmed a third standalone Hulk movie, but without giving anything away, the closing events of Avengers: Age of Ultron definitely leave that door wide open. With that in mind, it seems like the perfect time to re-appraise ol' greenskin's first big screen outing, Ang Lee's multi-million dollar psychodrama, Hulk.
Released in 2003, Hulk took a total of $132.2 million at the Us box office, just short of its reputed £137 million budget. Though it eventually took over $245 million worldwide, it was perceived as a flop, significantly under-performing compared to the likes of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man or Bryan Singer's X-Men movies. Hulk not box-office Smash, in other words. Critics weren't overly kind either – it earned 62% on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes, indicating decidedly mixed reviews albeit with a positive slant.
Stan Lee is the world's greatest cameo actor, and now he's passing on his wisdom to the next generation.
"I didn't get to be the world's greatest cameo actor overnight," he says. "It took years of hard work."
The video was released to coincide with the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, following Lee's many fleeting guest appearances in Marvel films.
Watch a supercut of Stan Lee's Marvel cameos below: »
Discover the hidden talents of comic book legend Stan "The Man" Lee as he teaches a very unique acting class in the video below; would you go to the "Stan Lee Cameo School"? Directed by Kevin Smith and starring Tara Reid, Michael Rooker, Lou Ferrigno, Jason Mewes, and an Audi S8, it’s time for the world to appreciate the subtle art of cameo acting courtesy of the man who has mastered it in countless Marvel movie appearances. What's your favourite Stan Lee cameo? Sound off below! »
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Watch Jack Nicholson react to the first look at Jared Leto's Joker from Suicide Squad (via Geek Tyrant): Speaking of Jared Leto's Joker, here's a guy already doing the look in today's cosplay spotlight (via Kotaku): Learn the Stan Lee method of cameo acting from the Man himself in this Audi ad directed by Kevin Smith and costarring Michael Rooker, Lou Ferrigno, Jason Mewes and Tara Reid: Just in time for Avengers: Age of Ultron, the latest Honest Trailer smashes Ang Lee's Hulk: Pippin Barr has created an old school Atari-style video game based on Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. See a screencap below, and play it here (via...
- Christopher Campbell
When it comes to cameos, no one is more experienced than Stan Lee. The co-creator of iconic Marvel comic book characters like Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and the X-Men appeared in a new Audi commercial, in which he teaches several Hollywood stars the subtle art of cameo acting. Lee’s class consists of writer/director/comics superfan Kevin Smith, “Guardians of The Galaxy” star Michael Rooker, and “Sharknado” star Tara Reid. “Incredible Hulk” star Lou Ferrigno makes a cameo himself, as a man looking for an anger management class. See photos: 42 Summer Movies on Our Radar: From 'Avengers, »
- Joe Otterson
He's big, he's green, he's ill-tempered – and for the first time since 1971, he's on the cover of Rolling Stone. As our cover story puts it: "The Hulk is the breakout star of the Avengers movies, breaking stuff for all us sinners, hulking out for every hung-up person in the whole wide universe." So our new issue, on stands April 24th, goes deep on both the Hulk and the real people in his sizable shadow. Senior Writer Brian Hiatt hung out in New York with Mark Ruffalo, who plays Bruce Banner (and via motion-capture, »
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