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Now that Doctor Strange has unleashed the power of mysticism on the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and the box office for that matter), all eyes are on 2017 and Marvel's slate of upcoming movies. One of those movies will be the culmination of the Thor trilogy, Thor: Ragnarok. We still don't have a trailer, but there is a pretty cool set video featuring the movie's main villain Hela that you can check out.
The video was posted to the bigfootkam YouTube Channel and at first, looks a bit underwhelming. The set they were filming on will clearly be heavily reliant on visual effects. But once the action kicks in, the unfinished set doesn't matter quite as much. Cate Blanchett is playing the villain Hela in Thor: Ragnarok, and sadly, she isn't featured in the video (it is her stunt double Zoe Bell), but we do get to see what the big baddie will look like in action. »
It’s no secret that the God of Thunder has had a bit of a difficult time connecting with audiences when it comes to his solo outings. While Thor and Thor: The Dark World were far from what we’d call bad films, they’re certainly on the weaker side in regards to what Marvel usually puts out, paling in comparison to stuff like Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, etc.
So, it’s no surprise then that a lot of eyes are now on Thor: Ragnarok to see if the third time really will be the charm for the Asgardian. With the film now having finished production, it’s safe to say that we should be getting something official from it quite soon, but until we do, we’ll have to settle for the constant barrage of set photos and videos which have been »
- Josh Wilding
Excited for the Halloween season yet? Syfy's 31 Days of Halloween kicks off this Friday and will feature The Crooked Man, starring Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight, Spawn). Also in today's Horror Highlights: trailers for both Night of the Living Dead: Genesis and StalkHer, festival screening details for films from Blanc/Biehn Productions, and details on a distribution agreement between XLrator Media and Blue Fox Entertainment.
The Crooked Man Airing on Syfy's 31 Days of Horror: "The Crooked Man, starring Michael Jai White (Spawn), Amber Benson (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) and Dina Meyer (Starship Troopers) kicks off Syfy's 31 Days of Halloween [on Saturday, October 1st at 9:00 p.m. Et.]
Synopsis: While at a slumber party, twelve year old ‘Olivia’ is blamed for the horrific and mysterious death of her friend after singing a song, created by a reclusive mastermind, ‘Milo’ (Michael Jai White), which summons a demonic figure known as "The Crooked Man". Returning to her hometown six years later, »
- Tamika Jones
Cbm recently had the pleasure of interviewing Amy Johnston, the voice of Maxima in Machinima and Hasbro's Transformers: Combiner Wars animated series which is currently streaming on go90. In our chat, we touched on her performance as Maxima, whether there's more seasons of Combiner Wars coming down the line and also discussed some of her current and past projects. While Johnston does a bang-up job providing voice acting for Maxima in Combiner Wars, her day-to-day occupation is kicking ass as a stunt actor and motion capture performer. She's a frequent collaborator with Bat in the Sun and played Harley Quinn in the Super Power Beat Down episode that featured Joker & Harley vs Deadpool & Domino. She also had a role in the underrated 2013 underground-fighting thriller, Raze which starred Zoë Bell and Rachel Nichols. She also has a presence in anime fandom, as Dragon Ball fans should recognize Amy as the face »
The Weinstein Company has bought worldwide rights, excluding French-speaking territories, to the upcoming documentary “21 Years: Quentin Tarantino.”
The project is being produced and directed by Tara Wood. Harvey and Bob Weinstein began working with Tarantino nearly 25 years ago on “Reservoir Dogs” and have partnered with Tarantino on all of his projects since.
The movie was first unveiled in November at the American Film Market. It examines the first 21 years of Tarantino’s career and includes interviews with frequent collaborators, including Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Christoph Waltz, Lucy Liu, Zoë Bell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jamie Foxx, Eli Roth, Robert Forster, Diane Kruger, Michael Madsen and Kerry Washington.
Wood also directed the documentary “21 Years: Richard Linklater.” Both films draw upon the idea that the first 21 years of work defines the career of an artist.
- Dave McNary
Ahead of Scream‘s Season 2 premiere on May 30th, MTV will host a Facebook Livestream event this Friday, May 13th where fans of the series will get to see the first seven minutes of the new season. Also: details on Zombie Cast podcast’s special interview with George A. Romero and production details for The Base.
We all know that means this means one thing – an iconic opening kill.
Oh, and one more thing…
Someone. Will. Die.”
- Tamika Jones
“A lot of this was done at the very last minute.”
2007’s Grindhouse experiment between Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino was viewed as something of a misfire upon its initial release, but in the years since it’s enjoyed something of a reappraisal. Most viewers seem to have a strong opinion as to which of the two films is best, but regardless of where you land on that point there’s no denying that Rodriguez’s Planet Terror is far more attuned to the “grindhouse” aesthetic.
Where Death Proof feels like a slickly produced Tarantino film, Planet Terror is a gloriously intentional mess of jarring cuts, cheap tropes, B-movie dialogue, and crowd-pleasing beats. It’s not great cinema, but it’s a hell of a lot of fun and one of Rodriguez’s most consistently entertaining movies.
Keep reading to see what I heard on the Planet Terror commentary!
Planet Terror (2007)
Commentator: Robert Rodriguez (writer/director)
- Rob Hunter
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
Leo's ready to come home with you this week. Leonardo DiCaprio had a bear of a time making this historical drama, but he won his first Oscar for it, and Alejandro Inarritu won his second in a row for directing. "The Revenant," which also picked up an Oscar for Cinematography, is finally out on DVD/Blu-ray on April 19. Blu-ray extras include "A World Unseen," a documentary of "The Revenant."
Maggie Smith plays Miss Shepherd in this British dramedy based on the true story of an eccentric elderly woman who "temporarily" parks her van in Alan Bennett's driveway and proceeds to live there for 15 years. The critically acclaimed film, based on Bennett's memoir, »
- Gina Carbone
Just a quick head-up: For those of you in the Los Angeles area, next weekend, April 22-24, marks the occasion for the second annual Artemis Women in Action Film Festival, playing at the newly refurbished Ahrya Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills. This festival, a labor of love project from athlete-actress Melanie Wise and writer-producers Sean Newcombe and Zack Baldwin, highlights the cinematic contributions of women in movies, in the stunt field as well as actresses in the realm of action cinema, and also highlights real-life women who have made significant, pioneering contributions to the furthering of women in sports and other traditionally male-dominated arenas.
Wise, an actress, athlete, aspiring filmmaker and one of the founding members of Artemis Motion Pictures, the group behind the festival, remembers her days auditioning for countless roles in TV and movies that amounted essentially to helpless women in peril. But being six feet tall herself, »
- Dennis Cozzalio
With Josh Waller's Zoe Bell starring action film Camino rolling out the good folk at Lakeshore Records are releasing the original score for the film by Kreng on iTunes April 8 and on CD May 6th and we've got a music video to share from the release. Lakeshore Records will release the Camino – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on April 8th and on CD May 6, 2016. The album features the film’s original score by Kreng (Cooties). Camino was directed by Josh Waller, who was the producer of Cooties. “Working with Josh Waller (director) is always a wild ride!” said Kreng (they previously worked together on Cooties). “Josh is pretty familiar with my work as a recording artist and he suggested that I would...
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Welcome Back. This episode features a dynamite interview with stuntperson, actor, producer, Zoe Bell talking about her role in The Hateful Eight and carving out a sustainable career on her own terms. I also offer up some news on Chicago film events for April, take a quick look at the wonderful art mugs of Turkey Merck, and give my own list of ten films that need to be released on Blu-ray...Now! Home enetertainment coverage includes a fabulous edition of The Manchurian Candidate from the Criterion Collection, the incredible American Horror Project Box Set Vol. One from Arrow Video Us, and other Blu-ray releases including Cherry Falls, Children of the Night, Rage of Honor, Pray for Death, 10 Rillington Place, The Curse/Curse II Double Feature, and...
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Title: Camino XLrator Media Director: Josh C. Waller Writer: Daniel Noah Cast: Zoë Bell, Nacho Vigalondo, Sheila Vand, Dominic Rains, Kevin Pollak Running time: 103 min Rated: Unrated (Violence & Language) In Theaters: March 4, 2016 Available On VOD And iTUNES: March 8, 2016 Set in 1985, award winning photo journalist Avery Taggert (Zoë Bell, Death Proof) is used to taking tough assignments. In order to get over the lost love of her life (Dominic Rains, Captain America: The Winter Soldier), she embeds herself in her work. She takes a job where she follows a Spanish revolutionary named Guillermo ”El Guero” (Nacho Vigalondo, Rewind) and his team (Francisco Barreiro, Sheila Vand, Jason Canela, Nancy Gomez) in [ Read More ]
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We have an exclusive clip from upcoming time travel flick Paradox to share with you today. Written and directed by Michael Hurst (Room 6, The Darkroom) the sci-fi thriller stars Zoë Bell (The Hateful Eight, Death Proof) and Malik Yoba (Empire). A group of young scientists are working on a secret project that may allow them to travel ahead in time. They test it by sending one of their own ahead one hour. He returns pleading with them to shut it down, explaining that within that hour, they will all die. XLrator Media will release Paradox in theaters on Friday, April 15th and on VOD and iTunes on Tuesday, April 19th. ...
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Did Quentin Tarantino stumble this time out? His tale of western killers sharing a snowbound cabin builds almost zero suspense, and the verbal excess and violent grossness lack Tarantino's usual clever, wickedly funny edge. And 70mm cooped up in a dim interior? It's A Long Day's Journey into Lincoln Logs. Totally dig Jennifer Jason Leigh and Ennio Morricone, though. The Hateful Eight Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD Anchor Bay / Weinstein 2015 / Color / 2.76 widescreen (Ultra Panavision 70) / 187 min. / Street Date March 29, 2016 / 39.99 Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Bruce Dern, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Michael Madsen, James Parks, Dana Gourrier, Zoë Bell, Lee Horsley, Gene Jones, Channing Tatum. Cinematography Robert Richardson Film Editor Fred Raskin Original Music Ennio Morricone Production Design Yohei Taneda Produced by Richard N. Gladstein, Shannon McIntosh, Stacey Sher Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
Quentin Tarantino's opening title sequence card announces »
- Glenn Erickson
For those of you genre fans out there always on the lookout for interesting horror and sci-fi films to enjoy from the comfort of your own home, March’s VOD selections feature several great indie movies that should make for some entertaining viewings this month.
Ava’s Possessions, a film I really dug out of last year’s SXSW Film Festival, is finally making its way onto VOD this Friday and Emelie, the babysitter thriller from Dark Sky Films, is also getting a digital release that day. Other titles arriving on VOD in early March include The Wave, Road Games and Camino.
The month’s VOD titles are being capped off by a film that I’ve been excited to see for some time, Baskin, which is being released by IFC Midnight on March 25th. Other notable VOD titles for March include Dudes & Dragons, You’re Killing Me, A Haunting »
- Heather Wixson
It's International Women's Day! With that in mind, the Girls on Film (Alicia Malone, Roth Cornet, and Miri Jedeikin) are celebrating one of entertainment's most extraordinary ladies, Zoe Bell. Here, we chat with her about the challenges of transitioning from stuntwoman to leading lady and ask if, in some ways, stunts are more democratic in Hollywood. Take a look in the player above. You can also check out our full interview with Bell in the embeded video here, where talk about her new film Camino, and her remarkable relationship with director Quentin Tarantino. Camino is out in theaters Friday, March 4th and on VOD and iTunes on Tuesday, March 8th. Chat with us here or on Twitter: Zoe: @TheRealZoeBell Roth: @RothCornet Miri: @MiriTheJedi Alicia: @AliciaMalone »
- Roth Cornet
Nina Forever: Relationships are complicated, and even when you think you’ve moved on past a former lover, you still carry traces of that person’s influence with you for a while. That’s the theme at the heart of Nina Forever, the darkly comedic feature film debut from Ben and Chris Blaine that follows new couple Holly (Abigail Hardingham) and Rob (Cian Barry) as they contend with the return of Nina (Fiona O’Shaughnessy), Rob’s former girlfriend who was killed during a car accident and decides to pop up during their first time having sex. And that’s only the beginning of the awkwardness that continues to build between the trio throughout Nina Forever.
What I really enjoyed about Nina Forever was the approach that the Blaine Brothers take in tackling their complicated ideas; there are no easy answers here and the way the filmmakers handle topics like obsession, »
- Heather Wixson
As if her first teaming with director Josh C. Waller on his 2013 debut feature, “Raze” — involving a sort of lethal female fight club — weren’t punishing enough, Zoe Bell gets pummeled (and occasionally shot) throughout most of “Camino.” This thriller abandons that earlier pic’s featureless underground interiors for dense jungle terrain, but otherwise similarly trades in violent action as our photojournalist heroine flees the anti-government freedom fighters who’ve turned on her. Set in 1985 Colombia, “Camino” is a competent but unmemorable B-movie that eschews any real political content in favor of simple, brutal survival melodrama with scant room for surprises in plot, character or directorial style. Bowing on VOD and iTunes March 8, just days after a limited theatrical launch, this resourceful low-budgeter should do well enough as a streaming item in various markets.
Having just won a photojournalist-of-the-year award for her coverage of war zones, Avery Taggert (Bell) is »
- Dennis Harvey
Stunt legend and actress Zoe Bell kicks ass in Camino. In Camino, Zoe Bell plays war photographer Avery Taggert who is sent out to the jungles of Columbia to document the work of mercenaries, led by a Spaniard known as El Guero. One day she sees El Guero selling drugs and killing a small…
- Alyse Wax
*Editor’s Note – While I was able to have a chat with Camino (in theaters now and on VOD/iTunes beginning March 8th)’s villain, Nacho Vigalondo, our good friends Shannon McGrew and James H. Carter II over at Nightmarish Conjurings were nice enough to review the film (here) and have a chat with one of the most badass human beings around: the lethal and lovely Zoe Bell. Playing a photo journalist who happens to comes across the wrong thing at the wrong time, Bell’s character has to survive in the jungle and try to make it out alive. -Jerry
James H. Carter II: You are one of the few stunt performers that have also been the lead in several films. What different approaches do you take for an anonymous stunt role as opposed to a lead acting role?
Zoe Bell: I take a vastly different approach to each. »
- Shannon McGrew
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