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Beachgoers at Orange Beach on the Alabama Gulf Coast got a surfside view this week when a vintage Navy Pby plane used during filming of USS Indianapolis: Men Of Courage landed offshore and began to take on water. No one was injured and the pilot and co-pilot were rescued safely. Production on the movie, which stars Nicolas Cage, Thomas Jane, Matt Lanter and Tom Sizemore, was halted temporarily during efforts to save the flying boat that ultimately broke apart during… »
Stars: Bruce Willis, Ambyr Childers, Thomas Jane, Bryan Greenberg, Johnathon Schaech, Charlotte Kirk, Brett Granstaff, Ryan O’Nan, David Gordon, Colin Egglesfield, Cameron Brexler, Jesse Pruett, Tyler Jon Olson, Don Harvey, Lydia Hull | Written by Andre Fabrizio, Jeremy Passmore | Directed by Brian A. Miller
Take one part The Matrix, one part Surrogates and mix in a dash of video gmae Mirror’s Edge and you have Vice, a Cyberpunk action flick that – for older film fans like myself – plays as little more than a modern-day clone of Westworld and its sequel; which also shares a lot in common with the likes of Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost in the Shell sequel Innocence.
Designed by Julian Michaels (Willis), Vice is the ultimate resort where anything goes, allowing customers to play out their wildest fantasies and fulfil their deepest, darkest desires with artificial inhabitants who look, think and feel like real humans. Things »
- Phil Wheat
Severed limbs, evil poachers, and a gigantic killer grizzly bear – oh my! That’s exactly what Saw V director David Hackl aims to deliver in his new animalistic thriller, Into The Grizzly Maze, and he certainly doesn’t fail. The film wastes little time introducing viewers to a massive, angry bear who doesn’t take kindly to illegal hunters invading its home turf, so he/she decides to get revenge through his/her own series of grotesque murders. For every action, there’s an equal and opposite reaction, but when you screw with Mother Nature, that reaction is usually a Hell of a lot worse than normal. Mess with the bull, you get the horns – or in this case, you get the bear claws.
- Matt Donato
Ever since Steven Spielberg's Jaws redefined the blockbuster back in the summer of 1975, sharks have been a big screen mainstay, terrifying film fans and spawning a horror sub-genre that's usually thrifty in budget but big on ludicrousness.
As Jaws celebrates its 40th birthday today (June 20), take a dive into B-movie heaven and fish out some of cinema's craziest shark-based cinema offerings.
1. Deep Blue Sea (1999)
The setup? A group of scientists in an underwater research base conduct experiments on sharks in a bid to find a cure for Alzheimer's. Boasting a cast that includes everyone from Thomas Jane to Samuel L Jackson (with LL Cool J as a parrot-loving chef), this is big and dumb - but most importantly, »
The hungry living dead, shark-infested twisters, time travel—Syfy's bringing all of these and more to this year's San Diego Comic-Con, as the network has announced panels for Z Nation, 12 Monkeys, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! and more.
Press Release: "Friday, July 10
Panel (7:15pm – 8:15pm | Room 6A): Join stars Ian Ziering (Fin Shepard), Tara Reid (April Wexler), Cassie Scerbo (Nova Clarke) and David Hasselhoff (Gil Shepard), director Anthony C. Ferrante and writer Thunder Levin for a fin-tastic behind-the-scenes journey into the global pop culture sensation followed by a Q&A session. Moderated by Damian Holbrook of TV Guide Magazine.
Saturday, July 11:
Panel (11:00am – 12:00pm | Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront Hotel): Based on the Arthur C. Clarke classic novel, the upcoming six-hour miniseries stars Mike Vogel (Bates Motel), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Daisy Betts (Last Resort »
- Derek Anderson
Anghus Houvouras on why the Punisher works better as a supporting character…
I don’t know about you, but I’m excited. The first season of Daredevil was a gift. The best thing Marvel Studios has put out to date. An almost perfect interpretation of the character in a world where he feels outgunned, under-powered, and fighting a perpetual uphill battle. I’m also excited for all the rumors and announcements for season 2. Jason Statham taking a villainous role? Turkish as Bullseye? Sign me up.
Then this week we heard that the Punisher will be rearing his ugly mug back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will be played by John Bernthal. It just keeps getting better. I’m excited about the casting, but I’m more excited about how the character is being re-introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Punisher is a character that has been adapted about »
- Anghus Houvouras
Sorry, kiddos. I ain’t got no snark to hone into laser focus this week. With a day job literally sapping my inner strength as we prepare a massive brand overhaul alongside our massive summer conference, all I have the energy to do when I make my way home is the bare minimum. Which of course amounts to drawing pages for the upcoming new Samurnauts book, planning a major crowdfunding campaign around said book, organizing video shoots and marketing lists for said campaign, completing sundry freelance gigs for way less money than I ought to be collecting, and of course… writing for you, my adoring public. So, as is the custom when my well seems to be tapped of a singular topic, I present to you a smattering of my simmering speculations from my cerebellum.
Hey, I may be running close to empty, but I’ll be damned if I »
- Marc Alan Fishman
Heavenly Sword is a dramatic tale of revenge that sees Nariko (Anna Torv), a fiery red-haired heroine, embark on a quest for vengeance against the invading King Bohan (Alfred Molina) and his army. Once considered the failure of a legendary prophesy, Nariko must wield a sword that was ultimately meant for another. This ancient Heavenly Sword, once belonging to a powerful deity, can never be wielded by a mortal without it slowly but inevitably killing them. For Nariko it is a race against time to avenge her clan before her life is irreparably overtaken by the omnipotent Heavenly Sword.
- Richard Axtell
However, this is far from the first time that The Punisher has appeared in live action – and it might not even be his first appearance in Marvel's shared film universe.
1. His origin story was truly explosive
The story of Frank Castle began to unfold in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man in February 1974, as a creation of iconic Marvel writer Gerry Conway, art director John Romita Sr and artist Ross Andru. »
Marvel and Netflix’s Daredevil has been a butt-whupping success, and producers aren’t slowing the momentum for the upcoming second season.
Major character The Punisher/Frank Castle is to join the urban mayhem, with Jon Bernthal just announced as the Diy death machine. Bernthal became familiar to small screen audiences via his roles in The Walking Dead and Mob City.
Bringing vigilante Castle to life has been a slow process to date, with a handful of feature films to his name starring the likes of Dolph Lundgren and Thomas Jane. Showrunners Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez are hoping a team up/face off with Charlie Cox‘s Matt Murdock will rock fans’ boats, leading presumably to a Punisher series somewhere down the line.
- Steve Palace
The second season of Daredevil on Netflix just got a mighty heft of firepower. News broke not long ago that Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead and Fury) is joining the cast for the second season as The Punisher. The Punisher has had his share of representation in the world of moving pictures. The Dolph, Thomas Jane and Ray Stephenson have all had a go at it. Tom Hardy says he wants to play the character in any upcoming Marvel film. I like this choice of casting because Bernthal bears a striking resemblance to the Frank Castle from the pencil work that John Romita Jr. did in the Punisher War Zone comic book (of which many issues sit somewhere in my parents' house)"Jon Bernthal brings an unmatched...
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Over the past decade, Marvel has taken big steps towards bringing their superheroes to the big screen, with 2012 bringing about a teamup of individual heroes in one movie in the form of The Avengers, a hitherto unseen cinematic event. With 2015 seeing Avengers: Age of Ultron continuing to bring the studio commercial success and Ant-Man on the way, Marvel shows no signs of slowing down.
This has expanded, over the past few years, onto the small screen as well, culminating in the first series from Marvel dedicated to a superhero in the form of Netflix’s Daredevil. With the first season having been released in its entirety two months ago, work is already underway on the show’s second season, and now news has been released that Frank Castle, also known as The Punisher, will be making an appearance on the series.
The character will be played by Jon Bernthal, whose »
- Deepayan Sengupta
The character was tantalisingly teased during the All Hail The King One Shot (some of his rogue's gallery could be seen in a fleeting shot), but now he will appear as a regular recurring character in Hell’s Kitchen.
Donning the skull T-shirt and shooting people will be Jon Bernthal, a familiar face to fans of The Walking Dead, in which he played Shane for the first two seasons. Additionally, he’s also had roles in The Wolf Of Wall Street and Fury in recent years.
While we can only speculate at the majority of the heroes and villains we are going to see in season 2 of Netflix's "Daredevil," we now can confirm one supporting character we can expect. According to Marvel, Jon Bernthal ("The Walking Dead", Fury) has been cast as The Punisher in season 2. Bernthal will portray Frank Castle, who after the tragic death of his family, takes on the identity of The Punisher and becomes a one man army against crime. Unlike Daredevil and most of the Marvel superheroes, The Punisher is known for his willingness to kill any enemy who crosses his path. Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television, says, "Jon Bernthal brings an unmatched intensity to every role he takes on, with a potent blend of power, motivation and vulnerability that will connect with audiences. Castle's appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdock and nothing will be the same. »
- Charles Dean
Dolph Lundgren, Thomas Jane, and Ray Stevenson have all portrayed one of the most gritty anti-heroes in comic book history, and now Jon Bernthal will add his name to the list, as he will play The Punisher on season two of Netflix's Daredevil series.
Marvel announced the Daredevil Season 2 casting news today. Like Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), aka Daredevil, The Punisher wants to clean up crime in New York's Hell Kitchen, but his methods are more extreme:
"He is a vigilante who aims to clean up New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen by any means necessary, no matter how lethal the results."
Bernthal left an indelible mark on The Walking Dead fans with his phenomenal portrayal of Shane, a former police officer who didn't shy away from making controversial choices to keep his group alive in the zombie apocalypse.
- Derek Anderson
With production set to begin on the second season of Netflix's "Daredevil," we've had a slew of casting rumors, but now something fun has actually been officially revealed: Marvel announced on Tuesday (June 9) that "The Walking Dead" veteran Jon Bernthal is joining the "Daredevil" Season 2 cast, playing one of the most iconic characters in the publisher's arsenal. Bernthal will play oft-filmed vigilante Frank Castle/The Punisher on "Daredevil," following in the live-action footsteps of Dolph Lundgren, Thomas Jane and Ray Stevenson. "Jon Bernthal brings an unmatched intensity to every role he takes on, with a potent blend of power, motivation and vulnerability that will connect with audiences," blurbs Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. "Castle’s appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdock and nothing will be the same." "Marvel's Daredevil" returns to Netflix in 2016. In addition to his run as Shane on "The Walking Dead, »
- Daniel Fienberg
The second season of Daredevil just got a lot more brutal as Marvel has officially announced that fan-favorite character Frank Castle, the Punisher, will be joining the show in 2016 with The Walking Dead alum cast in the role. Come inside to learn more!
In what may very well be some of the best casting ever, Marvel has officially announced that Jon Bernthal (who most remember best from his role as Shane from The Walking Dead) has joined the cast of Daredevil for the series' second season on Netflix, as the Punisher! Fans have been clamoring to see the Punisher in action somewhere in Marvel's live-action slate ever since the rights reverted back to them. There's been rumbling of Punisher getting his own Netflix series, but nothing solid as of yet.
But rejoice! Frank Castle will be showing up in Hell's Kitchen next year according to Marvel:
Bernthal will portray The Punisher, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
In the show, The Punisher is a vigilante who aims to clean up New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen by any means necessary, no matter how lethal the results. The character will make his first appearance in the soon to shoot second season of the series.
Ray Stevenson, Thomas Jane and Dolph Lundgren have played previous big screen versions of the character which were produced by other studios. The rights to The Punisher reverted back to Marvel Studios several years ago.
Source: Marvel.com »
- Garth Franklin
Director: Brian A Miller
Running Time: 96 minutes
Special Features: Behind the Scenes / Cast and Crew Commentary
Man versus technology is an age old tale of the cinematic world. As far back as you go you can find instances of artificial intelligence on film but recent years have seen the topic raise to the ‘top of the plot’ ranks again. Earlier this year we were treated to the stunning Ex_Machina, next month we get a fifth trip with Arnie’s Terminator, even television is jumping on-board with Humans airing on Channel 4 in the next few weeks.
In what could be considered an over saturated market Vice does offer an interesting spin. Set in a near future, Bruce Willis’ Julian runs a kind of perverted amusement park, come brothel. He has created a city known as Vice (not to »
- Kat Smith
The story of the Texas Revolution is certainly worth the scope of a five-night, 10-hour miniseries on the History Channel. However, Texas Rising, which debuts on Memorial Day, is a plodding, bloated chronicling of a potent time in American history. Its star-studded cast, with around two dozen main or featured performers, is impressive; however, the breadth of the ensemble, filled to the brim with great character actors, doesn’t allow for much depth with many of the characters. The result is not just middling, but somewhat problematic, considering the flattened portrayals of the Mexican and Comanche armies, both trying to hold onto native territory.
One surefire sign of the mini-series’ lackluster quality comes in the opening minute, as several paragraphs of text float onto the screen to explain the back-story of how “Texas is in flames.” There is so much history compressed to the few paragraphs that it is a »
- Jordan Adler
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