Albert Pyun - News Poster

News

10 Actors Who Rejected Marvel Superhero Roles

  • MovieWeb
10 Actors Who Rejected Marvel Superhero Roles
Marvel movies are big business, from the Avengers franchise and all of the interconnected heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on screens both big and small, to Fox's ever-expanding world of the X-Men and Deadpool, to the Sony steered Spider-man movies, going all the way back to Sam Raimi's original trilogy. But that doesn't mean every big name actor and A list talent in Hollywood wants to be associated with these characters. Some heavyweight actors have straight up said no way when Marvel came knocking. So, who would do such a thing?

Since becoming its own studio, which was later acquired by Disney in one of the biggest studio deals this side of Lucasfilm, Marvel has had no problem attracting top-tier A-list talent to its roster; the talent who commands major ticket grosses and critical acclaim alike. Who doesn't want to suit up as a one of Marvel's Merry Mutants,
See full article at MovieWeb »

Contest: Win Vicious Lips on Blu-ray

Even when the lead singer dies, the show must go on for a group of galactic rockers in 1986's Vicious Lips, that is, if they can make it to the gig without being killed themselves. With the space-set sci-fi horror film out now on Blu-ray, Scream Factory has provided us with one Blu-ray copy to give away to one lucky Daily Dead reader.

---------

Prize Details: (1) Winner will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Vicious Lips.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

https://www.instagram.com/dailydead/

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Vicious Lips Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will
See full article at DailyDead »

Short Film Reviews – Guerrilla, Paper Kids and American Virus

Tom Jolliffe reviews Shane Ryan’s Guerrilla, Paper Kids and American Virus

Independent American film-maker Shane Ryan, has tended to court a degree of controversy throughout his career. He’s directed a number of features, and shorts. A common strand running through them is a recurring theme of isolation, of being an outsider, and the dark corners that can lead to. His style is involving without being intrusive. That being said, his most high-profile films remains a trilogy titled Amateur Pornstar Killer. The title says it all. The films were shot for next to nothing, but they were picked up and released. In fact on auction sites, out of print copies of the DVD sell for figures vastly higher than the budgets to shoot them. They’ve been called glorified snuff, trash, but on the other side of the coin they’ve found themselves (and indeed Ryan as a film-maker
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Watch Now: New trailer for Albert Pyun’s ‘Interstellar Civil War’

It was almost four years ago when one of my favourite directors, Albert Pyun, announced his retirement… A retirement that didn’t last long! Now on his 54th(!) film, Pyun is back behind the camera, after a brief sabbatical, once again exploring the realms of low-budget film making. In the case of his latest – Interstellar Civil War (originally titled Galactic Rangers and the Cyborg Witch of Endor And also known as Star Warfare Warriors and the Cyborg Witch of Endor) – in particular exploring the idea of intergalactic space war. Says Pyun:

I was always curious about the behind the scenes aspect of the power of a space opera. My idea was to make a Sci-Fi Galactic version of Lion in Winter or A Man for All Seasons. To explore the human perspective behind all the war and mayhem in a futuristic galactic Empire sounded fascinating. I was influenced by some
See full article at Blogomatic3000 »

Watch the trailer for Albert Pyun’s Interstellar Civil War

A trailer has arrived online for Interstellar Civil War, the 54th film from cult director Albert Pyun (The Sword and the Sorcerer, Cyborg).

“I was always curious about the behind the scenes aspect of the power of a space opera,” states Pyun. “My idea was to make a Sci-Fi Galactic version of Lion in Winter or A Man for All Seasons. To explore the human perspective behind all the war and mayhem in a futuristic galactic Empire sounded fascinating. I was influenced by some of the great historical films of the 60’s, 70’s, and 90’s, particularly Ridley Scott’s director’s cut of Kingdom of Heaven. I thought that a rebellion and crisis that erupts in the all-powerful Imperial Galaxy was an excellent basis to study the underlying politics in a real way and the terrible cost of a conflict, any conflict, actually. I wanted the movie to explore how
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Hannah Is In Iowa, Marnie Is Still Singing, and 18 More Things That We Have to Discuss from the New Girls Trailer

  • VH1.com
O.K., the first official trailer for Girls season 4 is finally here. The hit HBO series created by Lena Dunham marked its return to awkward greatness with a surprisingly smart season 3. Now, the show promises to continue that streak with a new trailer. And there’s so much going on in the trailer that we just need to talk about it. Like seriously, all of it.

1. Hannah (Dunham) is definitely in Iowa.

2. And she looks great. She’s rocking some Vogue-styled hair and learned how to do her makeup.

3. “Random steps.”

4. Can we just imagine a world where Hannah and Adam are just happy and don’t find ways to ruin their relationship?

5. Hannah is still writing — about the same things.

6. Oh, Elijah (Andrew Rannells) is in Iowa as well. Sure.

7. Is Hannah blue body paint mud wrestling?

8. Does this season already feel like a teen soap when they finally
See full article at VH1.com »

See also

Credited With | External Sites