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100 things that apparently happened, as told by 'The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story'

6 hours ago | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

On Monday, September 1, Lifetime ushered in a new generation of unauthorized biopics with its behind the scenes look at what really happened on the 1990s hit Saved by the Bell. The cast has largely disavowed themselves from the project and/or Dustin Diamond’s scandalous memoir Behind the Bell, and considering that the movie is based on that biography, it’s safe to say most of the things that happened in this movie didn’t really happen that way at all.

But still, we watch. We learn. We cringe. We tweet.

Here are 100 things that Apparently happened, if we’re »

- Marc Snetiker

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L.A. Slasher Set to Terrorize Salt Lake Comic Con with Two Special Screenings

30 August 2014 11:22 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Social satire horror film L.A. Slasher is opening and closing the 2014 Salt Lake Comic Con, running September 4-6; and if you'll be there, we have all the details you need right here, including a look at the Con's guest list, which is pretty impressive considering it's only their second year.

L.A. Slasher, directed by Martin Owen and produced by Jeffrey Wright and Daniel Sollinger (Girls Against Boys, The Alphabet Killer), will have a special advance screening to open the festival and a midnight screening to close it out.

Salt Lake Comic Con 2013 was the largest first-year comic convention in North American history and the largest convention ever to take place in Utah. This year’s event will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

“We are thrilled that such an iconic event will be screening our film,” said L.A. Slasher producer Jeffrey Wright.

The »

- Debi Moore

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Menahem Golan Remembered: Cannon Films Mixed Awards Bait with Schlock

12 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Menahem Golan, who died Aug. 8 at age 85, loved movies, perhaps too much. At its height, Cannon Films — the Hollywood studio Golan ran with his cousin, Yoram Globus — was releasing nearly one film per week: an eclectic bounty of awards bait and bottom-drawer schlock, all foisted on the public with a mix of carnival-barker rhetoric and vaudevillian flair. In the 1980s, the Cannon logo was unmistakable, along with its promise of cut-rate adventure starring Chuck Norris, Charles Bronson, Lou Ferrigno or an up-and-coming Jean-Claude Van Damme. (That Golan never managed to team these signature Cannon brands in a single movie — an “Expendables” — boggles the mind.)

“It was an extraordinary experience to have a man who made decisions without thinking for three minutes,” recalls Andrei Konchalovsky, the Soviet emigre director who made four films for Cannon, including “Runaway Train” (1985). “That was the quality that also ruined the company, but it left me with carte blanche doing films. »

- Scott Foundas

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Wait Till They Get a Load of Me: 1989 – The Year That Changed Hollywood

11 August 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

“Twenty five years. Makes a girl think.” So said Marilyn Monroe in Some Like it Hot, and she was rarely wrong about anything, except maybe her taste in husbands. Cinematically, an awful lot can happen in 25 years and Hollywood as we know it today, emerged from seismic developments that took place a quarter of a century ago. 1989 was a game-changer; an absolutely pivotal year in the evolution of 21st century Hollywood. Chances are, whatever you watch at the multiplex this weekend will be genetically traceable to that dark, iPad-less, internetless, Jedwardless time. For those of us who are not going gentle into the dark night of their forties, the specific date of this Big Bang was August 11th 1989. That was the day that Batman finally opened in the UK.

I had never seen a line of people actually queuing around the block, except in vintage documentaries about Star Wars, but »

- Cai Ross

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R.I.P. Producer Menahem Golan

8 August 2014 2:11 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The filmmaker behind the Death Wish sequels and such 1970s and ’80s Cannon Group actioners as The Delta Force the Lou Ferrigno-led Hercules died today in Jaffa, Israel, Haaretz reports. Menahem Golan was 85. The big-personality Israeli producer, writer and director was behind dozens of films during a nearly half-century career, featuring stars including Charles Bronson, Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme. He also directed many of the films, including 1986’s Delta Force with Lee Marvin and Norris, and Stallone’s Over The Top the following year. Those and many others were produced by Cannon Entertainment, which Golan started with his cousin Yoram Globus. Cannon’s output also included such decidedly non-action fare as Bolero (1984), starring Bo Derek and George Kennedy; the Mario Van Peebles starrer Rappin’ (1985); A Cry In The Dark (1988), starring Meryl Streep and Sam O’Neill; and Jean-Luc Godard’s King Lear (1987). But the action »

- The Deadline Team

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R.I.P. Producer Menahem Golan

8 August 2014 2:11 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The filmmaker behind the Death Wish sequels and such 1970s and ’80s Cannon Group actioners as The Delta Force the Lou Ferrigno-led Hercules died today in Jaffa, Israel, Haaretz reports. Menahem Golan was 85. The big-personality Israeli producer, writer and director was behind dozens of films during a nearly half-century career, featuring stars including Charles Bronson, Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme. He also directed many of the films, including 1986′s Delta Force with Lee Marvin and Norris, and Stallone’s Over The Top the following year. Those and many others were produced by Cannon Entertainment, which Golan started […] »

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Comic Con Bingo Board

7 August 2014 11:44 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As a Comic Con regular, it’s easy to spot patterns while you’re there. From popular costumes to the people you expect to go to each event, there are definite predictable patterns at Comic Con. That’s why it makes it all the more fun to play Comic Con Bingo!

It’s not quite the same as playing on famous bingo site luckycowbingo.com, or play on bingo hall for that matter, Comic Con Bingo doesn’t even involve numbered balls or a bingo caller. It’s much more fun than that – you get your bingo card full of predicted Comic Con happenings and then score each off as you see it unfold.

There are many types of Comic Con Bingo to partake in – here’s a list of just some of the versions and how to play:

Comic Con Clothing Bingo

Keep your eyes peeled at Comic Con »

- Gary Collinson

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Good Gods: Mythology Movies for the Whole Family

5 August 2014 2:18 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

  Hollywood loves bringing big brawny Greek warriors to life, especially the iconic hero Hercules. Consider this: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno and Twilight’s Kellan Lutz have all flexed their muscles as the demigod on the big screen. And in Hercules, in theaters now, manly man Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson takes on the role under the direction of Brett Ratner (of Rush Hour and X-Men: The Last Stand fame). While these movies can be great fun for grown-ups and teens who love a good Greek tragedy, some adaptations aren’t ideal for younger viewers. Those ancient Greeks could get pretty dark, what with the depictions of murder, sacrificial acts and beheadings of hydra. So if your kids loved the latest Hercules, or they’re too little for the PG-13...

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Superhero Bits: Avengers Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Batman v Superman, Hulk, Spider-Man

29 July 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Want a closer look at Captain America’s shield in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Will you be able to see the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Comic Con footage online? What kind of videos can you find about Guardians of the Galaxy and more at the Marvel Youtube? Have Mark Ruffalo and Lou Ferrigno ever […]

The post Superhero Bits: Avengers Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Batman v Superman, Hulk, Spider-Man appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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The Evolution of Hercules in Pop Culture

25 July 2014 8:54 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

This weekend marks Hercules’ return to the big screen. A staple in the hero canon, the half man, and half god has slayed lions, bedded mortal women, and even hung out with the Three Stooges. Over the past seven decades, the hero has transformed from an Italian Stallion of the 1950s to the Blockbuster Beefcake we see today thanks to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kellan Lutz taking on the title role. With the former’s film (Hercules directed by Brett Ratner) opening this weekend, we thought it was a good time to look at the evolution of Hercules on the big screen.

’50s: The Italian Stallion

A star of the “sword and scandal” genre, Hercules became a regular fixture in Italian cinema during the 1950s. These historical epics were seen as the country’s answer to successful big-budget Hollywood films, such as Spartacus and The Ten Commandments.

Subsequently, the »

- Stacy Lambe

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Hercules (2014) – The Review

24 July 2014 11:14 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

For the last few years, Summertime has been super-hero time at the multiplexes. It seems ever other week another costumed character with incredible abilities is battling away for a big chunk of the box office pie. But what about the original amazing avenger? Sure the Man Of Steel was here last Summer and is gearing up for his return (when he’ll face off against another hero). Nope let’s go way, way back to the real original, that demigod Hercules. The superstar of Greek mythology has been a cinema staple since the late 1950′s when American Steve Reeves laced up his sandals in two surprise hits imported from Italy. Reeves was the first of many famed body-builders to portray him right through 1969 with Arnold Schwarzenegger in Hercules In New York and 1983 with TV’s Hulk Lou Ferrigno in a pair of low-budget epics from Cannon Films. The man of muscle also went animated, »

- Jim Batts

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Kevin Feige Explains Why a Planet Hulk Movie Wouldn’t Work

24 July 2014 8:01 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

There’s been some talk of a possible Hulk movie by Marvel in the future. Some fans have hoped that it would be an adaptation of "Planet Hulk". However, that probably will not happen. Marvel Studios head man Kevin Feige explains why the popular storyline is not in the cards.

After two unsuccessful film adaptations, the incredible Hulk finally made a come-back in the Avengers, stealing the show and proving that the green-skinned goliath has cinematic potential. Some clever writing by Joss Whedon and a spot-on performance by Mark Ruffalo made the Hulk the best thing about the Avengers.

Since then, there has been on-and-off talk about the possibility of another Hulk film; although if it happens, it will be a few years down the road. Even Mark Ruffalo and Lou Ferrigno—who starred in the old TV series The Incredible Hulk as the Jade giant—have hinted that a film is in the cards. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Hercules review

23 July 2014 12:39 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Dwayne Johnson takes on the role of a club-wielding demigod in Brett Ratner’s Hercules. What’s not to like? Here’s Ryan’s review...

In Hercules, Dwayne Johnson wears a lion’s head as a hat. That probably tells you a lot about the tone of director Brett Ratner’s larger-than-life sword-and-sandals adventure. Based on Steve Moore’s comic book of the same name, Hercules re-imagines the hero of classical legend as a flesh-and-blood mercenary struggling to live up to the weight of his own myth.

Surrounded by a misfit group of fellow warriors-for-hire, Dwayne Johnson’s Hercules is the ultimate working class hero, even if he is meant to be the son of Zeus: he leads from the front, and wades into action while the noblemen he works for stand around in their purple cloaks, chatting and eating freshly-peeled grapes.

Like videogame characters, Hercules’ crew each has a »

- ryanlambie

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Feige Talks About Marvel's 'Hulk' Plans

21 July 2014 6:34 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Ever since The Avengers, there has been lots of buzz around The Incredible Hulk. Despite having two attempts at solo films- which both under-performed- it would appear that Joss Whedon's use of the character was what finally sparked the imagination of the masses. That, and Mark Ruffalo's strong portrayal of Bruce Banner. Since then, much has been made about what Marvel would like to do with the character's scene-stealing popularity. Our own El Mayimbe once exclusively reported on plans for a film based on the Planet Hulk books, and his claims were more or less verified when concept art for Thor: The Dark World was released that showed that- at one point- Marvel was toying with the idea. The art showed characters that first appeared in those books, like the Oldstrong and Kaifi.

But now, as has been said before, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige is confirming that »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Saturday, July 26th

12 July 2014 11:52 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Saturday, July 26, following the Thursday and Friday schedules that were released the past two days. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.

San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Saturday, July 26, following the Thursday and Friday schedules that were released the past two days. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.

Saturday, July 26

The Simpsons

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons-no gifts please-with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director MikeAnderson, and director for life David Silverman. »

- MovieWeb

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Marvel's Future Plans for Hulk May Involve Another Heroic Team

1 July 2014 8:21 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

There's been a lot of buzz about what Marvel might have in store for The Incredible Hulk following The Avengers: Age of Ultron. It was bodybuilder and TV series star Lou Ferrigno who first started talking about plans for another standalone movie for the green machine, and The Avengers star Mark Ruffalo echoed his sentiments. Then just yesterday, Ruffalo was specifically asked about bringing a certain storyline to the big screen: Planet Hulk. However, the actor didn't seem to think that was the story to go with to continue Hulk's arc. But now it turns out that may not entirely be true, but Ruffalo wasn't necessarily lying. First, let's have a bit of a recap. The rumor of the Planet Hulk storyline becoming part of Marvel's cinematic universe first started in February of 2013, before Iron Man 3 or Thor: The Dark World had even hit theaters. For those who may not be aware, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Andy Serkis Has an Unknown Role in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Also

30 June 2014 2:57 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Along with rumors from Lou Ferrigno that another standalone Hulk movie was coming after The Avengers: Age of Ultron, which has since been backed up by star Mark Ruffalo, we also learned that motion-capture performance master Andy Serkis was working on the film. Serkis had been working closely with Ruffalo regarding some more intensive motion-capture work to help bring the big guy to life in the Marvel sequel, and the actor's company The Imaginarium is performance capture consultant, just like on Star Wars Episode VII. But now we have word that Serkis actually has a role in The Avengers follow-up too. Speaking with Variety, Serkis confirmed, "The Imaginarium is the performance capture consultant, and I’m playing a role (in both films)." He was also asked whether it was a motion-capture role or one where we'll actually see his face, but he didn't give anything away saying, "I’m not at liberty to mention. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Mark Ruffalo Says Marvel is Considering New ‘Hulk’ Movie

18 June 2014 10:09 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

If you ask actor Lou Ferrigno, the original Incredible Hulk, about the future of Marvel’s largest and most ill-tempered Avenger, he’d tell you that the green giant is getting his own movie sometime after next summer’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Given that Marvel Studios has yet to outline all of their Phase 3 plans for 2016-17 it’s certainly possible.

Marvel Studios president of production Kevin Feige said as much in interviews for The Avengers two years ago, but warned that if there were to be another Hulk movie for star Mark Ruffalo, it wouldn’t be until after The Avengers 2. Skip forward to present and Ruffalo says it’s now actually (read: finally) under “consideration.” Although it probably has been that way for ...

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- Rob Keyes

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Marvel Still Toying with Idea of Incredible Hulk Standalone Movie

17 June 2014 10:21 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

One of the aspects of The Avengers most people enjoyed was the inclusion of The Incredible Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo and voiced by Lou Ferrigno. Standalone films centered on the big green guy haven't exactly done all that well, but as a supporting character he definitely worked. Now, with a familiarity around the character growing and will only continue to grow in next year's Avengers: Age of Ultron, there is talk once again about taking another stab at a solo feature. Previously, Ferrigno said a standalone film might be on the horizon some time after Age of Ultron and now Ruffalo is backing up that claim, or, at least giving it a little more credence in an interview with Digital Spy: "I think they are, for the first time, entertaining the idea of a standalone film. When we did The Avengers it was basically 'No!', and now there is some consideration for it. »

- Brad Brevet

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Marvel Is Considering a 'Hulk' Stand-Alone Movie

17 June 2014 9:53 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When Marvel's The Avengers set the box office on fire back in 2012, fans finally got the Hulk they wanted with Mark Ruffalo's version of Bruce Banner. Though, despite that Phase One ensemble's box office success, there have never been plans for a Hulk stand-alone movie. Last May, Mark Ruffalo said there were no plans for Hulk to get his own spin-off anytime soon, but he was not giving up hope on trying to make that happen.

While promoting his upcoming drama Begin Again, Mark Ruffalo revealed that Marvel is finally warming up to the idea of this iconic Green Goliath getting his own solo movie, although nothing definitive is in the works yet.

"I think they are, for the first time, entertaining the idea of it. When we did The Avengers it was basically 'No!', and now there is some consideration for it. But there's still nothing definitive, »

- MovieWeb

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