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Justin Bieber Will Provide The Voice Of Knight Rider’s Kitt

16 hours ago | Fortress of Solitude - Movie News | See recent Fortress of Solitude - Movie News news »

Pop singer Justin Bieber has landed himself an interesting acting job. David Hasselhoff revealed that the 20-year-old is providing the voice of Kitt, the car from the Knight Rider series, in his new comedy movie, Killing Hasselhoff. You might feel you are living in the twilight zone, but pop sensation Justin Bieber will actually be […]

The post Justin Bieber Will Provide The Voice Of Knight Rider’s Kitt appeared first on Fortress of Solitude. »

- Edward Nigma

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The Raid, Filmmaker John Carpenter, Last Jedi Bts, And More -- The Lrm Weekend

21 July 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

  By David Kozlowski   |   21 July 2017

Welcome to Issue #5 of The Lrm Weekend, a weekly column highlighting cool and unique videos about film, TV, comics, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, animation, and anime. We also want to hear from you, our awesome Lrm community! Share your favorite videos to: @LRM_Weekend and we'll post your Tweets below!

Previous Issue: 7.14.17

What's happening everybody? It's Comic-Con week here at Lrm, so while everyone else is geeking-out down in San Diego, we decided to get a little bit weird. We're digging into some classic John Carpenter films, we've got a couple truly amazing fight scenes, a war film that can go toe-to-toe with Dunkirk, and an awesome new behind-the-scenes video about this holiday's Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Have a great Weekend guys!!!

Why do we love superheroes, martial arts, fantasy, and sci-fi? The big fight scenes, of course. Every week we'll bring you an epic »

- David Kozlowski

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Jet Li's Epic Remake, The Art Of Alex Ross, Donner's Superman, And More -- The Lrm Weekend

14 July 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

  By David Kozlowski   |   14 July 2017

Welcome to Issue #4 of The Lrm Weekend, a weekly column highlighting cool and unique videos about film, TV, comics, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, animation, and anime. We also want to hear from you, our awesome Lrm community! Share your favorite videos to: @LRM_Weekend and we'll post your Tweets below!

Last Issue: 7.7.17

Why do we love superheroes, martial arts, fantasy, and sci-fi? The big fight scenes, of course. Every week we'll bring you an epic brawl from the recent or distant past -- we want to hear from you, so share your favorite fights with us!

Jet Li's Fist of Legend (1994) Bonus: Rare Jet Li Interview (English w/ French subtitles)

The original Chinese language movie poster from 1994!

What Is It?

Fist of Legend is a Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Gordon Chan, featuring action choreography by the legendary Yuen Woo-ping (Drunken Master, The »

- David Kozlowski

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Baywatch Bomb Is a Big Hit in Germany Thanks to David Hasselhoff

10 July 2017 3:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Baywatch may have been seen as a domestic flop, but in Germany, the land of David Hasselhoff, the movie is kicking some box office butt. Baywatch, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, has only scored a disappointing $57.6 million domestically so far, which isn't ideal for a movie that cost at least $69 million to make and probably a decent amount more to market. But the R-rated Baywatch movie has been able to rally up over $100 million globally, with a healthy chunk of the global success, $16 million thus far, coming from the country where David Hasselhoff is still considered to be a huge star: Germany.

The news comes to us via Dwayne Johnson's Instagram account. In the post, Johnson is elated sharing the global success of the Baywatch movie, calling out Germany in particular. The actor had this to say.

"Nice surprise. Thank you, Germany. After 5 weeks, Baywatch moves up the international charts! »

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Bruce Lee vs. Chuck Norris, Patrick Stewart's Crazy Early Role, Thor Motion Comic, and More -- The Lrm Weekend

30 June 2017 11:45 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

  By David Kozlowski   |   30 June 2017

Welcome to Issue #2 of The Lrm Weekend, a weekly column highlighting cool and unique videos about film, TV, comics, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, animation, and anime. We also want to hear from you, our awesome Lrm community! Share your favorite videos to: @LRM_Weekend and we'll post your Tweets below!

Last Issue: 6.23.17

Why do we love superheroes, martial arts, fantasy, and sci-fi? The big fight scenes, of course. Every week we'll bring you an epic brawl from the recent or distant past -- we want to hear from you, share your favorite fights with us!

Bruce Lee vs. Chuck Norris in Way of the Dragon (1972) Bonus: Chuck Norris Talks About Bruce Lee

The original movie poster from 1972!

What Is It?

If we're going to have a serious, weekly conversation about proper fight scenes, we have to go back to the source...The martial arts fight that »

- David Kozlowski

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‘Animal House’ Actor Stephen Furst Dies at Age 63

17 June 2017 5:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Stephen Furst, best known for getting his start in “Animal House,” has passed away due to complications with diabetes, Variety can confirm. He was 63 years old.

Furst died in his Moorpark, Calif. home on Friday. His sons Nathan and Griff Furst confirmed their father’s death on Facebook Saturday evening.

“Steve has a long list of earthly accomplishments,” began his boys. “He was known to the world as a brilliant and prolific actor and filmmaker, but to his family and many dear friends he was also a beloved husband, father, and kind friend whose memory will always be a blessing.”

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Those other accomplishments include the National Lampoon spinoff “Delta House,” as well as starring roles on “Babylon 5” and “St. Elsewhere,” to name a few. In 2016, the actor made headlines for protesting the Academy’s rule change. Furst was also a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association. »

- JD Knapp

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Inside the Ups and Downs of David Hasselhoff’s Life and Career

27 May 2017 4:07 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Baywatch is splashing back into Hollywood with a new movie reboot and an all-star cast, but the beloved franchise never would have breached the surface in the first place if it weren’t for the TV show’s original star, David Hasselhoff, coming to the rescue.

Following his breakout role on NBC’s Knight Rider, and his smash success as a pop star in Austria and Germany, Hasselhoff returned to the small screen with Baywatch in 1989. But when the show was canceled after its first season, the actor invested his own money to give the series another chance in 1991.

The »

- Mike Miller

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Film Review: ‘Baywatch’

23 May 2017 12:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Baywatch,” starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, is a stupidly entertaining trash folly, the kind that could only be made today: an obscenity-and-insult-laced, aggressively “competent” adaptation of a 25-year-old TV show that manages to repackage every aspect of the series except, perhaps, the reason it was popular in the first place. And what was that reason? If Rodney Dangerfield were around, he might say, “There were two reasons!” But actually there’s a bit more to it.

Baywatch,” which premiered at the tail-end of the 1980s (and stumbled out of the gate, becoming a hit in syndication the way “Star Trek” did), was a muscle-beach soap opera that anticipated the sexy-youth-kitsch-for-adults appeal of “Beverly Hills 90210.” It was also an L.A. crime series where the law enforcers wore spandex swimwear; a cheeseball star vehicle that revamped the camp-stud Ken-doll mystique of the former “Knight Rider” hero David Hasselhoff; and, yes, »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Why Former 'Baywatch' Star David Hasselhoff Is Big in Germany

22 May 2017 5:45 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The love affair between David Hasselhoff and the Germanic people has, for three decades now, been one of the great riddles of global pop culture.

Why, of all American entertainers, does the 64-year-old Baywatch and Knight Rider star so entrance the citizens of Deutschland? And not so much as an actor but as a singer? There’s even a joke about it in the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie: Chris Pratt’s character remembers how as a child he used to fantasize that his father was David Hasselhoff, but he never saw him because he was always — cue rimshot — »

- Christian Blauvelt

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Scores ‘The Hoff’ and Another Soundtrack Hit in ‘Awesome Mix Vol. 2’

8 May 2017 4:23 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The mixtape-as-movie concept has proven a hitmaker for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which vaulted to the top of the box office with a $145 million domestic weekend haul based largely on the power of classic rock. The plot hinges on a Walkman-wearing intergalactic superhero, fond of his mom’s circa 1970s era classic rock.

Writer-director James Gunn makes no secret of the fact that he crafts the pacing of the story around songs he’s selected for his soundtracks, and uses music on the set to help the actors get their saving-the-universe-old-school groove on. “He films to score,” says the film’s composer Tyler Bates. “The cast wears earbuds that are digitally removed later, so they’re moving to the cadence of the music.”

Derived from the Marvel comic book series, 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” made $733 million worldwide, earning Gunn quite a bit more coin for Vol. 2’s sync licensing. »

- Paula Parisi

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Psych Revival: USA Network Orders Holiday Reunion Movie — First Look

8 May 2017 2:29 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A round of Pineapple Razzmatazzies on the house!

USA Network is reviving its late, great private eye dramedy Psych via a two-hour holiday movie — and all the usual suspects will be back. Psych: The Movie — which is slated to air in December — will find James Roday‘s Shawn and Dulé Hill‘s Gus reteaming three years after the show’s 2014 series finale.

Joining Roday and Hill in Psych: The Movie will be franchise vets Timothy Omundson (Lassiter), Maggie Lawson (Juliet), Corbin Bernsen (Henry) and Kirsten Nelson (Chief Vick). Additional casting will be announced in the coming months.

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The Best Dual Roles on TV, Ranked

26 April 2017 9:24 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s difficult enough for an actor to be tasked with transforming into a new person — in aspect, personality, movement and spirit — from role to role. But when double duty (or more) is required within the same project, that’s when the real challenge kicks in, because the viewer must be convinced that the same actor is distinctly different when they’re playing both parts in rapid succession, sometimes even side-by side or interacting with each other.

Dating back to shows like “The Patty Duke Show,” “Bewitched” and “I Dream of Jeannie,” the dual role usually allowed for storylines involving twins, cousins or other lookalikes. Even “Knight Rider” stuck a mustache and goatee on David Hasselhoff to give him an evil twin. Over time though, these performances became less campy and more convincing, going beyond the fake hair, goofy costuming or “evil” shortcut trappings. These days, dual roles can be »

- Hanh Nguyen

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The Best Dual Roles on TV, Ranked

26 April 2017 9:24 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It’s difficult enough for an actor to be tasked with transforming into a new person — in aspect, personality, movement and spirit — from role to role. But when double duty (or more) is required within the same project, that’s when the real challenge kicks in, because the viewer must be convinced that the same actor is distinctly different when they’re playing both parts in rapid succession, sometimes even side-by side or interacting with each other.

Dating back to shows like “The Patty Duke Show,” “Bewitched” and “I Dream of Jeannie,” the dual role usually allowed for storylines involving twins, cousins or other lookalikes. Even “Knight Rider” stuck a mustache and goatee on David Hasselhoff to give him an evil twin. Over time though, these performances became less campy and more convincing, going beyond the fake hair, goofy costuming or “evil” shortcut trappings. These days, dual roles can be »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Miley Cyrus Has a Role in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' -- Find Out Who She Voices!

21 April 2017 2:55 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Miley Cyrus paid a little visit to the Galaxy without anyone ever knowing -- until now.

The 24-year-old singer has a secret role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Disney confirmed to Et on Friday. Cyrus will voice Mainframe, an evolved technology that's an alternate version of Vision in the comics. 

Related: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' Confirmed by Director James Gunn: 'I Can't Fricking Wait'

News of Cyrus' surprise role was first reported by bloggers at a press junket for the Marvel movie on Thursday.

Related: Inside Marvel Studios: Secrets About 'Black Panther,' 'Captain Marvel,' 'Thor: Ragnarok' & More!

While the world is just learning of Cyrus' cameo, the Guardians of the Galaxy team has known about her role for a while.

"I heard that she’s uncredited and a voice somewhere," Dave Bautista, who portrays Drax, said in a recent interview with The Huffington Post, while »

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Newswire: David Hasselhoff releases totally bitchin’ Guardians Vol. 2 rap

21 April 2017 6:18 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

After Marvel released the Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 set list earlier this week, fans set about compiling these tunes into their very own awesome mixtape/playlist, as if they needed another reason to listen to “Surrender.” But there was one song that eluded them—“Guardians Inferno,” an original track written by director James Gunn and the film’s composer Tyler Bates, featuring David Hasselhoff. Luckily for the avid collectors out there, the song has just been released in all its cheesy disco-rap glory.

Gunn tells Rolling Stone the song was intended to be a “Guardians take on Meco’s disco Star Wars theme.” In addition to rhyming the binomial name for raccoon with “motors,” the song has Hasselhoff deftly playing “planet” off “damn it” with his backing band, The Sneepers, before reminding us “We are all Groot.” The Baywatch and Knight Rider star was asked to do the »

- Danette Chavez

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Exclusive: David Hasselhoff Dishes on Singing 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Track: 'It's More Like a Rap'

19 April 2017 10:34 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

David Hasselhoff is officially in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 -- well, on the soundtrack, at least.

The former Baywatch star and '80s pop sensation provided the vocals for the only original track of the movie's Awesome Mix Vol. 2, and he opened up to Et about how the song, "Guardian's Inferno," came about.

"You know, I asked [director] James Gunn why he chose me. He said, 'When I was 8 years old, I saw a show called Knight Rider [and] since that day I've always wanted to meet you and to kind of live by the laws of the Knight Rider," Hasselhoff told Et's Cameron Mathison at the premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Wednesday.

Watch: 4 Things to Know About 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'

"I'm telling you man, that this show is so much like the Knight Rider. But also more »

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‘Knight Rider,’ ‘Boy Meets World’ Actor William Daniels on His Early Career

17 March 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

You might not know the name William Daniels, but you probably know his face — and if not his face, certainly his voice. The actor made a name for himself in the 1960 Off Broadway premiere of Edward Albee’s “The Zoo Story.” He hit the big screen in “The Graduate” and “Two for the Road” and spent the 1980s in iconic TV shows, “St. Elsewhere” and “Knight Rider” (in which he memorably voiced the car). A seven-season run in “Boy Meets World” kept him on TV throughout the 1990s. Now 89, he has written a memoir, “There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, Kitt, & Many Others.”

Daniels began performing as a child, appearing with his sister as a song-and-dance act in the 1930s. His first mention in Variety was for “Seagulls Over Sorrento,” a play that ran in Westport, Conn., before flopping on Broadway. »

- Gordon Cox

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‘Knight Rider,’ ‘Boy Meets World’ Actor William Daniels on His Early Career

17 March 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

You might not know the name William Daniels, but you probably know his face — and if not his face, certainly his voice. The actor made a name for himself in the 1960 Off Broadway premiere of Edward Albee’s “The Zoo Story.” He hit the big screen in “The Graduate” and “Two for the Road” and spent the 1980s in iconic TV shows, “St. Elsewhere” and “Knight Rider” (in which he memorably voiced the car). A seven-season run in “Boy Meets World” kept him on TV throughout the 1990s. Now 89, he has written a memoir, “There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, Kitt, & Many Others.”

Daniels began performing as a child, appearing with his sister as a song-and-dance act in the 1930s. His first mention in Variety was for “Seagulls Over Sorrento,” a play that ran in Westport, Conn., before flopping on Broadway. The »

- Gordon Cox

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‘Boy Meets World’ Star William Daniels Writes Memoir, Reveals: ‘I Was An Abused Child’

7 March 2017 7:00 PM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

William Daniels is known to TV viewers for his work on Emmy-winning medical drama “St Elsewhere”, providing the voice of Kitt the talking car in “Knight Rider” and, for young viewers who came of age during the 2000s, as schoolteacher Mr. Feeny on “Boy Meets World”. Daniels, now 89, sat down with People to reveal that he […] »

- Brent Furdyk

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Boy Meets World’s William Daniels Opens Up About Suffering Abuse as a Child Actor: ‘I Had No Idea’

7 March 2017 1:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It wasn’t until William Daniels was an adult that he realized he was abused as a child actor.

The Emmy-winning actor,who starred in Boy Meets World, Knight Rider and St. Elsewhere, shares in his new memoir the painful memories of being forced into performing as a child by his mother.

Daniels, 89, was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1927 — two years before the Great Depression hit in 1929 — to his bricklayer father, Charles, and his telephone operator mother, Irene.

Daniels recalls in There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, Kitt & Many Others »

- Natalie Stone

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