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Steve-o -- My Ankle's in Pieces After Porta Potty Crash (Video + Photo Gallery)

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[[tmz:video id="0_ypfplv8s"]] Steve-o came out on the losing end of a run-in with a wooden porta potty ... and by losing we mean his ankle is shattered in Three places, and the video is brutal. We got this video of Steve-o trying to pull the insane stunt Sunday in San Diego -- he perched himself, with a skateboard, on top of the porta potty ... then pro skating legend Danny Way drove a car underneath him, shattering the poop shed.
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Afm'15: Josh Brolin to Narrate Doc 'Unchained: The Untold Story of the Freestyle Motocross'

Brian O'Shea, CEO at The Exchange, announced that Josh Brolin ("Sicario,""Everest") will be narrating the documentary "Unchained: The Untold Story of the Freestyle Motocross" in addition to becoming an executive producer for the project.

"Unchained" is currently in post-production and will be introduced to worldwide buyers at the Afm'15 by The Exchange. The film is said to be the adrenaline-soaked, heart-wrenching story of the birth and boom of the most extreme sport on the planet: Freestyle Motocross (Fmx).

Produced, Directed and Written by Paul Taublieb, one of the creators of the internationally renowned X Games, joined by Co-Director/Co-Producer Jon Freeman, who helped launch the sport as a filmmaker, and together they bring to life the story of a group of motocross racers who abandoned conservative racing culture to create an high-stakes sport -- and to-the-edge lifestyle -- all their own. The film features the biggest names in extreme sports, all baring their souls in an unprecedented fashion. They take viewers on a thrilling ride behind the scenes of a sport where insanity and defying gravity go hand-in-hand.

The creative team includes Director/Producer/Writer Taublieb, also known for the acclaimed feature documentary "Fastest," about MotoGP racing, and the Emmy Award-winning "Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau," and Freeman, whose seminal video series "Crusty Demons of Dirt" helped create the sport itself, along with executive producers Susan Cooper ("The Vow"), Brian O'Shea, Jeff Bowler and Nat McCormick and features Carey Hart, Tony Hawk, Travis Pastrana, Danny Way, Mike Metzger and Jeremy McGrath.

'When Academy Award-nominee Josh Brolin selects "Unchained" as a documentary to narrate, as well as working as an Executive Producer on the film, it gives you a stamp of approval and added value', said Brian O'Shea from The Exchange.
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AFM: Josh Brolin Boards Motocross Documentary ‘Unchained’

AFM: Josh Brolin Boards Motocross Documentary ‘Unchained’
Josh Brolin has come on board the documentary “Unchained: The Untold Story of Freestyle Motocross” as the narrator and will also executive produce the project.

“Unchained” is in post-production and will be introduced to worldwide buyers at the American Film Market by The Exchange.

The film, centered on the birth and boom of Freestyle Motocross (Fmx), is produced, directed and written by Paul Taublieb, one of the creators of the X Games. Jon Freeman, who helped popularize the sport as a filmmaker, is the co-director and co-producer.

Taublieb directed the feature racing documentary “Fastest” and “Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau.” Freeman directed the video series “Crusty Demons of Dirt.”

“Unchained” includes Carey Hart, Tony Hawk, Travis Pastrana, Danny Way, Mike Metzger and Jeremy McGrath.

Executive producers are Susan Cooper, Brian O’Shea, Jeff Bowler and Nat McCormick. Brolin stars in current releases “Everest” and “Sicario” and will be seen next in “Hail,
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San Sebastian: Savage Cinema Sets ‘Meru,’ ‘Steve McQueen,’ ‘Degrees North’

San Sebastian: Savage Cinema Sets ‘Meru,’ ‘Steve McQueen,’ ‘Degrees North’
Madrid –“Meru,” “Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans” and “Chasing Niagara” feature among eight titles at San Sebastian’s Fest’s 3rd Savage Cinema, a pioneering initiative to profile many of the year’s best action sports/adventure title at an A-grade fest.

Launched in 2013 by San Sebastian, in partnership with Red Bull Media House, and expanded this year to eight titles, Savage Cinema highlights action sports filmmaking’s drive towards broader audiences as, in response, the film industry also embraces action sports/adventure movies in multiple ways: Major festival platforms, production, and distribution.

Some analysts argue the biggest breakthrough for action/adventure sport fare would be if a major fiction movie achieves blockbuster B.O: Baltasar Kormakur’s Working Title-produced “Everest,” distributed by Universal, will attempt that Sept. 18. But the industry is evolving in the way it makes extreme sport fare.

One case to point: Savage Cinema-selected “Meru.
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SXSW Adds Charles Barkley, Ronda Rousey, Shaun White, Deion Sanders to Sports Program

SXSW Adds Charles Barkley, Ronda Rousey, Shaun White, Deion Sanders to Sports Program
South by Southwest’s SXsports program has added Turner Sports analyst Charles Barkley, Ufc’s Dana White and Ronda Rousey, Baylor football coach Art Briles, Shaun White and NFL Network Anchor Deion Sanders to its program.

The sports-focused track of SXSW Interactive and Film includes panels, film screenings and networking events from March 13-15 in Austin, Texas.

“Though we set the bar high when we launched last year, I think we’ve done well to top it, and add even more value to the SXsports experience,” said Rebecca Feferman, Head of SXsports.

Each day will begin with a “Problem Solvers” session. Additional panelists include Pacific University’s Jules Boykoff, Univision’s Eric Conrad, New York Giants player Victor Cruz, Michigan State University’s Joanne Gerstner, Wnba star Brittney Griner, Us Anti-Doping Agency Chairman Edwin Moses, CNN’s Rachel Nichols, Espn’s Ryan Spoon and NFL Network’s Eric Weinberger.

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SXSW Adds Charles Barkley, Ronda Rousey, Shaun White, Deion Sanders to Sports Program

SXSW Adds Charles Barkley, Ronda Rousey, Shaun White, Deion Sanders to Sports Program
South by Southwest’s SXsports program has added Turner Sports analyst Charles Barkley, Ufc’s Dana White and Ronda Rousey, Baylor football coach Art Briles, Shaun White and NFL Network Anchor Deion Sanders to its program.

The sports-focused track of SXSW Interactive and Film includes panels, film screenings and networking events from March 13-15 in Austin, Texas.

“Though we set the bar high when we launched last year, I think we’ve done well to top it, and add even more value to the SXsports experience,” said Rebecca Feferman, Head of SXsports.

Each day will begin with a “Problem Solvers” session. Additional panelists include Pacific University’s Jules Boykoff, Univision’s Eric Conrad, New York Giants player Victor Cruz, Michigan State University’s Joanne Gerstner, Wnba star Brittney Griner, Us Anti-Doping Agency Chairman Edwin Moses, CNN’s Rachel Nichols, Espn’s Ryan Spoon and NFL Network’s Eric Weinberger.

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Scott Waugh to Direct Upcoming Heist Thriller for DreamWorks

Scott Waugh to Direct Upcoming Heist Thriller for DreamWorks
Scott Waugh is in negotiations to helm a currently untitled heist thriller at Dreamworks.

Although plot details are being held under wraps, we know that the project will follow a man that is forced to recruit crazy brother for help with an impossible heist. The story is based on an original idea from The Shield's John Hlavin.

Scott Waugh also directed Act of Valor and produced a Danny Way documentary titled Waiting for Lighting. He is currently directing the EA racing game adaptation Need for Speed, which stars Aaron Paul and Dakota Johnson. That project will hit theaters March 14, 2014.

No production details have been released.
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'Need for Speed' Director Boards Heist Thriller for DreamWorks (Exclusive)

'Need for Speed' Director Boards Heist Thriller for DreamWorks (Exclusive)
Steve Zaillian is producing the project via his Film Rites shingle, while the company’s Garrett Basch exec produces.

DreamWorks is aiming to keep director Scott Waugh in the fold.

Waugh, who is in post on video game adaptation of DreamWorks’ Need for Speed, is in negotiations to direct the company’s untitled international heist project.

Steve Zaillian is producing the project via his Film Rites shingle, while the company’s Garrett Basch exec produces.

Video: First 'Need for Speed' Trailer: Aaron Paul Is Out for Revenge

Scott Rosenberg (Con Air, Beautiful Girls) wrote the most current draft of the script. Much of the plot is being kept under wraps, but it's said to center on a man who needs to pull off a seemingly impossible job and recruits his brother, who is described as being off the rails.

It’s based on an original idea by John Hlavin, a
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New Trailer for Skateboarding Documentary on Danny Way, Waiting for Lightning

American skateboarder Danny Way has an impressive five gold medals to his name at the Summer X Games, which even more impressively were won across over a decade. And having made his mark on the industry (and then some), his life was turned into the documentary, Waiting for Lightning, by Jacob Rosenberg.

We saw some great early clips this time last year, soon after the film had premiered out in SXSW. And with the film now on the cusp of its global release later this month, following its Us release back in December, we’ve got a new trailer to share from the documentary.

An inspiring documentary that follows skateboarding pioneer Danny Way, revealing the passion, grit, determination and psyche behind one of the sport’s greatest legends. Danny Way was a young boy from a broken home whose passion for skateboarding would bring him across boundaries to attempt the
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Waiting For Lightning | Blu-ray Review

There have been plenty of quality biographical extreme sports docs released in the last couple years, with Jeff Tremaine’s profile of BMX godfather Matt Hoffman, The Birth of Big Air, Stacy Peralta’s loving skate team autobio, Bones Brigade, and even Tristan Patterson’s beautifully unconventional debut, Dragonslayer, but the more the merrier as far as we’re concerned. Jacob Rosenberg’s directorial debut, Waiting For Lightning, stylishly outlines the life of boundary pushing skateboard legend Danny Way by combining elements of retrospective bits with the capping of a career in Way’s attempt to jump the Great Wall of China. The cross cut story is not a complete success, but Way, like many of the skate icons who vet his story, is an enigmatic character of practiced skill and devout will, making for a compelling film filled with fledgling career footage and plenty of big air delirium.

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Waiting for Lightning

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 5, 2013

Price: DVD $24.95, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $29.95

Studio: First Run Features

Waiting for Lightning is another skateboarding documentary, but not just another skateboarding documentary.

The film tells the story of Danny Way, whose passion for skateboarding lifted him up to fame from being a kid from a broken home in Vista, Calif.

The visionary skateboarder garnered fans with his love of big air in half-pipes and on enormous ramps. Then he decided to try the near-impossible: jumping the Great Wall of China on a skateboard.

Waiting for Lightning is a film about how much abuse a body can take, digging deep to survive life’s challenges and flying high for dreams.

As well as Way, the movie features Travis Pastrana, Laird Hamilton, Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Mat Hofman and Ken Block.

The first feature film directed by Jacob Rosenberg, PG-13-rated Waiting for Lightning was screened in a handful of theaters,
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Contest: Win Waiting For Lightning

Join us as we team up with Warner Bros. to give away three copies of the film Waiting for Lightning, directed by Jacob Rosenberg. Those who win will receive an iTunes gift card which can be used to download the film.

If you’re unfamiliar with the film, it tells the story “visionary skateboarder Danny Way, as we follow his journey of a young boy from a broken home in Vista, CA, whose passion for skateboarding would one day bring him fame and a lifetime of accomplishments. Way’s drive has no limits as exemplified by his creation captured on screen, a ramp of prodigious and dangerous proportions, across many cultural and ideological boundaries to attempt the impossible: jump China’s Great Wall on a skateboard. It’s a film about how much abuse the body can sustain, how deep you have to dig to survive the challenges life presents,
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Celebrities: Please Don’t Make Movies About Yourselves

“When Danny asked me to make the film, I knew right away I had the opportunity to pay tribute to a skateboarder I admired and tell a human story that fed my filmmaking soul. When Danny calls and asks, you don’t say no.” – Jacob Rosenberg, director of Waiting for Lightning There is no real way of knowing, just by watching it, that the new documentary Waiting for Lightning is a work commissioned by its own subject. The above quote comes from an interview in the press notes, and after reading it, I decided that the film is even worse than I already thought. Something just rubs me the wrong way about a prominent person having a movie made about himself. It reminds me of Triumph of the Will, especially the opening. This isn’t to say that I think legendary pro skateboarder Danny Way is comparable to Hitler in the worst of aspects, just
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Waiting for Lightning Movie Review

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Waiting for Lightning Movie Review
Title: Waiting for Lightning Director: Jacob Rosenberg Another descendant of “Dogtown and Z-Boys,” Stacy Peralta’s influential 2001 documentary about the 1970s rise of popular skateboarding culture and the colorful characters who populated it, “Waiting for Lightning” details the life story of visionary skater, daredevil and X Games star Danny Way, building up to his 2005 attempt to jump the Great Wall of China. A slick technical package and a willingness to peer at least a bit into the difficult childhood and fractured psyche of its subject give this movie a leg up on a lot of its less inquisitive, like-minded, hagiographic stunt spectaculars, like “Nitro Circus: The Movie.” Way was [ Read More ]

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Waiting for Lightning: Film Review

Waiting for Lightning: Film Review
Resembling a feature-length version of the human interest backstories that have lately come to dominate television sports coverage, Waiting for Lightning details the life and career of famed skateboarder Danny Way. Jacob Rosenberg’s essentially promotional documentary centers on his famed 2005 jump over the Great Wall of China, making its current release not exactly timely. Way is clearly a man willing to let his daring athletic feats do the talking for him, since he’s a virtual non-entity in this film celebrating his own accomplishments. Not heard from except in occasional voiceovers and archival news segments, he remains a

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‘Waiting for Lightning’ beautiful to watch but unable to balance a two-pronged story

Waiting for Lightning

Directed by Jacob Rosenberg

Written by Bret Anthony Johnston

USA, 2012

Waiting for Lightning represents a war, a struggle of duality in documentary form. This 90-minute look at the life of skateboarder Danny Way and his insane but inspiring attempt to skateboard across and over the Great Wall of China, at its core, is unable to make these strands connect naturally. The film is well-made, certainly, and Way’s daring folly in China is fascinating. As hypnotic as it can be to watch him skate up and down a half-pipe, though, Danny Way’s story feels a bit too slight to fill out a feature-length film.

The biographical aspects of Way’s life are interspersed with the lead-up to the fateful stunt in 2005. Waiting for Lightning posits that Way, whose father died when Danny was very young, was innately equipped to pick up a skateboard and try new stunts,
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Review: Waiting For Lightning Strikes as One of The Best Documentaries Made About Skateboarding

There's been a few* flawless documentaries about the skateboard industry. Two are Dogtown and the Z-Boys and Bones Brigade: An Autobiography, which were both made by the guy who perhaps saved skateboarding, Stacy Peralta. In those docs, he focuses on two different teams and how each separately changed the industry forever. That said, there are a lot of lone skateboarders still out there who shaped, shifted, and skewed the industry on their own. One of those fearless renegades is Danny Way, a man who's broken more world records and bones than corrupt politicians have laws and prostitutes. Jacob Rosenberg's Waiting for Lightning, a documentary about Way's rise to skateboard fame, fiercely tells the inspiring and often tragic story about his roots, coming from practically nothing, and...
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An Exclusive Clip From the Danny Way Film Waiting for Lightning

Samuel Goldwyn Films has provided ComingSoon.net with an exclusive clip from Jacob Rosenberg's documentary Waiting for Lightning , which opens in select cities and is available for Digital Download on Friday, December 7. The film tells the story of skateboarding pioneer Danny Way, who in 2005 jumped over the Great Wall of China on a skateboard, showing the preparations that went into the jump as well as some of his other achievements. The clip has some of Way's peers talking about his abilities not only on a skateboard but also as a pro snowboarder, surfer and doing motocross and what drives him to be the best. You can watch the clip below and check out the Weekend Warrior's thoughts on the film here .
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Contest: Win a Taylor Mini Gs Guitar from Waiting for Lightning

Contest: Win a Taylor Mini Gs Guitar from Waiting for Lightning
The Bandito Brothers, the company behind this year's Act of Valor, is releasing the upcoming documentary Waiting for Lightning in theaters, VOD formats, and digital download December 7. This inspirational story chronicles the life of pro skateboarder Danny Way, who overcame a troubled childhood to achieve immense success. To celebrate this new film, we have a contest lined-up with one of the coolest prizes we've ever given away: a custom Taylor Mini Gs guitar, valued at $250. Don't worry, you don't have to know how to play it (or know how to skateboard) to take home this incredible prize. Read on to find out how you can win this guitar, then clickHere to visit the film's official website, or clickHere to check out the Facebook page.

Winners Receive:

Waiting for Lightning custom Taylor Mini Gs guitar

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Just "Like" (fan) the MovieWeb Facebook page (below) and then leave a
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Enter for the Chance to Win an Autographed Guitar from 'Waiting for Lightning'

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Ever dreamed of being a rock star? Thanks to a giveaway from the new documentary "Waiting for Lightning," you could be one step closer!

The movie follows Danny Way, a young man who uses skateboarding to coast away from his troubled home and into the spotlight. His reputation and infamy grow until he reaches the ultimate peak of his extreme sports career: A challenge to jump over the Great Wall of China on his skateboard.

In honor of the film's rock and roll spirit, we're giving away a custom designed Taylor Gs Mini guitar, emblazoned with Way's silhouette and autographed by Way himself. This acoustic guitar may be compact in size, but it offers the rich, full-bodied sound of a full-size instrument.

"Waiting for Lightning" will hit theaters and be available for download on Dec. 7. For more news, follow the film's Facebook page and Twitter.

To enter, just shoot us an email at NextMovie@MTV.
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