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Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

9 December 2010 10:03 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Walking Dead ends in the UK, the original Wallander is on, Dirk Gently arrives, and there are lots of films to look forward to as well...

As many of our favourite shows finish or break for the winter and holiday hiatus, we reach the short lull before the madness of Christmas scheduling.

But there's still lots of great telly to be found in the upcoming week and we give you the highlights of the next seven days' worth of televisual delights and curiosities.

Tonight, Friday, December 10th, The Walking Dead finale airs at 10:00pm on FX. Entitled Ts-19, the episode begins with our group of survivors finally reaching what appears to be a zombie-free haven. But that would be too easy, wouldn't it? It was far too short a series with far too long to wait until it starts again, but have a look and see if you »

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Five Essential... Sylvester Stallone Films

22 October 2010 4:03 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe selects his Five Essential Sylvester Stallone films…

From the moment he brought us Rocky, through to giving us Rambo, until his most recent gift, The Expendables, Sly Stallone has been a hero to many a red blooded male. Be it the bygone days of childhood, sneaking Stallone viewings from the video collection of a friends older brother, or having yet another round with the likes of Carl Weathers, Mr. T and Dolph Lundgren in repeat Rocky saga viewings in your adult years, Sly has inspired so many underdogs to strive for their day, or limp-chested flab monsters to pick up a dumb-bell. The man is an icon, and one of the three kings of the action world. Part of the trifector that is the Planet Hollywood gang, of himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis. Sly commands respect from those around him and will always try to deliver what »

- flickeringmyth

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Sylvester Stallone, Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary and Director Tom Hooper to be honored at the Hollywood Awards Gala

4 October 2010 5:10 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

HollywoodNews.com: The 14th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz, are pleased to announce that Hollywood icon and Academy Award-nominated Sylvester Stallone will receive the “Hollywood Career Achievement Award,” Oscar-winning Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary will be recognized with the “Hollywood Innovator Award,” and director Tom Hooper will be honored with the “Hollywood Director Award” at the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony.

“It is a privilege to honor and to celebrate Sylvester Stallone’s extraordinary talent and remarkable career, as well as the great innovative work of Morgan Freeman and Lorie McCreary in the convergence of technology and filmmaking, and the outstanding directing talent of Tom Hooper in his new film “The King’s Speech,” said Carlos de Abreu, Founder of the Hollywood Awards Gala..

Previously announced honorees for this year’s Hollywood Awards Gala include: Sean Penn for the “Humanitarian Award”; Annette Bening for the “Actress »

- Linny Lum

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James Cameron to Be Honored by the Producers Guild of America

22 September 2010 10:17 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

James Cameron will receive the Milestone Award from the Producers Guild of America The Producers Guild of America (PGA), a national non-profit trade group committed to protecting the rights and credits of producers in film, television and new media, announced today that the legendary Oscar award-winning producer, director, writer James Cameron will be honored with the 2011 Milestone Award. The award will be presented to Cameron at the 22nd Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 22nd at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

The Milestone Award is the Guild's highest honor that recognizes an individual (or team) who has made historic contributions to the entertainment industry. The Producers Guild has paid tribute to such luminaries as Clint Eastwood, Alfred Hitchcock, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ron Howard & Brian Grazer, and Walt Disney, among others.

"James Cameron is an exceptionally talented producer-a true innovator with the rare combination of technical ingenuity and creative vision, »

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Sylvester Stallone: U.S. 'apologizes too much'

20 August 2010 11:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

What would John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart think of this?

Sylvester Stallone has been defending his movie "The Expendables" from the dastardly charge that the movie is... too American.

"I'm innocent. I didn't do nuttin," Stallone joked Thursday night on "The O'Reilly Factor."  (Click here for video.)

Stallone was responding to an assertion in the Los Angeles Times that "Expendables" was exploiting patriotism in order to put American-made butts into movie theater seats.

All that pro-American schmaltz where right is right and wrong is wrong should be left to country music and Fox News, not Hollywood, suggests Steven Zeitchick in the Times article. He writes, "When times are confusing, we want movies to reflect that confusion, and even to make sense of it. But we probably don't want to pretend that confusion doesn't exist."

The article prompted host Bill O'Reilly to ask Stallone: "There's no, like, subtle promoting-America message to »

- By Paul Bond

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Stallone-a-Thon: Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

18 August 2010 8:33 AM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

In honor of Friday's release of The Expendables, we're taking a week-long look at the action films of Sir Sylvester Stallone -- which is to say we're skipping his comedies. Out of respect.

Title: Rambo: First Blood Part II

Setting: Viet-freaking-Nam.

Our hero: John Rambo (Stallone), who is offered a reprieve from breaking prison rocks (even though he looks pretty damn good doing it) in exchange for infiltrating a Vietnamese camp rumored to have a number of imprisoned American soldiers.

Our villain/s: Vinh (George Cheung), a Vietnamese captain hell-bent on keeping his stash of POWs. Col. Podovsky (Steven Berkoff), a Russian officer who's happy to torture Rambo and the vets in order to convince the United States not to send in any more one-man armies to rescue their soldiers. Also - and maybe especially - there's Marshall Murdock (Charles Napier), a D.C. bureaucrat who recruits Rambo for »

- Todd Gilchrist

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‘The Expendables’ and ‘Eat Pray Love’ have strong weekend multipliers

16 August 2010 12:46 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Scott Mendelson

HollywoodNews.com: Proving once again that films aimed at older audiences have theoretically stronger legs than those aimed at teens, The Expendables and “Eat Pray Love” both had strong weekend multipliers and both performed at or above realistic expectations. With all the hub-bub regarding ‘the guy movie vs. the chick flick’, both films posted exceptional opening weekends and both respective marketing teams should be commended. As for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, its frontloaded and underwhelming debut proves that geek cultures is not mainstream culture, and that hardcore geek interest should not be mistaken for mainstream interest. With films like that, the only real victory should be the fact that it got made and released. Anyway, here we go… The Expendables ended the weekend with $35 million, giving it a decent 2.64x weekend multiplier. As mentioned yesterday, this is the massive win that Lionsgate needed to prove that »

- Scott Mendelson

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‘Expendables’ explodes, ‘Eat Pray Love’ is bountiful, while ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ lacks ‘Game Genie.’

15 August 2010 1:39 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Scott Mendelson

HollywoodNews.com: Proving once again that films aimed at older audiences have theoretically stronger legs than those aimed at teens, ‘The Expendables’ and ‘Eat Pray Love’ both had strong weekend multipliers and both performed at or above realistic expectations.

With all the hub-bub regarding ‘the guy movie vs. the chick flick’, both films posted exceptional opening weekends and both respective marketing teams should be commended. As for ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,’ its frontloaded and underwhelming debut proves that geek cultures is not mainstream culture, and that hardcore geek interest should not be mistaken for mainstream interest. With films like that, the only real victory should be the fact that it got made and released. Anyway, here we go…’ The Expendables’ ended the weekend with $35 million, giving it a decent 2.64x weekend multiplier. As mentioned yesterday, this is the massive win that Lionsgate needed to prove that »

- Scott Mendelson

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"The Expendables," Reviewed

13 August 2010 2:00 PM, PDT | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

For Sylvester Stallone, action films aren't just escapist entertainment: they're a venue for personal expression. His biggest rivals in the 1980s, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis -- who, by the way, both make memorable cameos in Stallone's new film "The Expendables" -- couched their ballets of napalm and testosterone in heavy doses of irony and sarcasm. They made silly movies that they knew were silly. Stallone, in contrast, was always defined by his total and complete sincerity. As ludicrous as they are, movies like "Rambo III" and "Over the Top" are grounded in genuine beliefs. I truly believe that Stallone thought he could single-handedly win the Vietnam and Cold Wars which, when you think about it, is a lot funnier than anything in the work of his more comedically gifted peers. "The Expendables" bears that same mark of earnest stupidity. It may look like a crass cash grab -- and »

- Matt Singer

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Rambo: The Complete Collector’S Set Blu-ray Review

28 July 2010 5:34 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

You’ve got to give Lionsgate points for chutzpah. The Rambo movies are all already available on Blu-ray, but with The Expendables heading to theaters and a vault full of action flicks to exploit, the studio is fearlessly shotgunning genre fans with a stack of reissues. And since it would be kind of lame if all they had to show for their catalog holdings was a hi-def version of Lock Up, here’s Rambo: The Complete Collector’s Set, which bundles all four chapters in the John Rambo saga into a bloody, brick-shaped chunk of righteous fury.

As examples of egregious double-dipping go, The Complete Collector’s Set isn’t so bad. Lionsgate is clearly trying to take advantage of heightened interest in all things Stallone, but to the studio’s credit, no exclusive content has been added to any of the movies in the box — if you already »

- Jeff Giles

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[DVD Review] Rambo: The Complete Collector's Set

26 July 2010 10:03 PM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Though Platoon may always be the defining film about the Vietnam infantry experience, the Rambo series may instruct future generations on the overall psychological effects of the Vietnam war better than anything else produced before or since. Starting with First Blood in 1982, and followed by three sequels, John Rambo acted as a vessel for the anger and frustration for much of America still reeling from the idea of their nation losing a war for the first time in its history. The series (collected in its entirety for the first time on Blu-Ray here) started out strong with First Blood, but due to shifts in both creative direction and cultural attitudes, Rambo becomes a sort of curious parody of himself: the kind that exposes even more by following its base instincts rather than playing it straight.

In the opening scene of First Blood, John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) discovers that he is »

- Anders Nelson

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What if 'Rambo II' was a Musical?

20 July 2010 1:32 PM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Jon and Al Kaplan are at it again, taking another iconic action film and re-imagining it as a musical comedy. The duo, who have composed music for film and television, are responsible for humorous aural updatings to such flicks as Total Recall, Conan the Barbarian, and Fatal Attraction. Now they're back to lampoon the Sylvester Stallone film Rambo: First Blood Part II with You Not Expendable.

This tender and uplifting track features Stallone and Julia Nickson sound-alikes sharing a special moment as Stallone continues on his journey to find American POWs in Vietnam. In typical Kaplan fashion, it's not only a great tune, but the video is expertly edited so that the lyrics are even more poignant.

The funniest part of this clip is undoubtedly the contrast of the voices. Nickson's replacement sings every line in her broken English with a showy and melodramatic style that is completely opposite of »

- Alison Nastasi

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The 10 best late night, post-pub movies

19 July 2010 8:42 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

There are certain films that always seem to appear on TV near the witching hour, and often after several beers. Here’s a list of the ten best…

Picture the scenario: it's past eleven, you're back from the pub and feeling suitably refreshed. But before you head off to bed, you decide to turn the television for a spot of bleary-eyed channel hopping. And when you do, it's inevitably one of the following movies that appears on the screen...

Red Heat (1988)

Walter Hill's cheeky reworking of his own 1982 movie 48 Hrs, Red Heat is the consummate post-pub movie. You can only vaguely recollect the plot, the action sequences are similar enough to other films that you can easily muddle it up with half a dozen other 80s violent cop movies.

Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as Russian lawman Ivan Danko, who provides a stony-faced foil to James Belushi's wise-cracking Chicago cop, »

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Cameraman UK DVD review

16 July 2010 9:46 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Let's sum it up right now; Cameraman: the Life and Work of Jack Cardiff makes for hugely entertaining watching and anyone with the slightest interest in its remarkable subject should see it the moment they get the chance. The film's main flaw is that, on a technical level, it's arguably not that great.

Director Craig McCall, working over a period of seventeen years (!) simply isn't able to successfully organise the vast amount of material available to him (to be fair, Cardiff had a very long life, and left behind a great deal of work) and his documentary feels frustratingly rushed, clumsily paced and somewhat unsatisfying. Fortunately for him, even the most incompetent filmmaker would struggle to make Jack Cardiff's story any less than enthralling.

He remains - at the time of writing - the only cinematographer to be awarded an honorary Oscar for a lifetime's achievement. While these are »

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What's your favorite summer movie of the last 20 years?

7 July 2010 6:58 AM, PDT | EW.com - The Movie Critics | See recent EW.com - The Movie Critics news »

Just stop, for a moment, and think about the following two words: summer movie. Okay, we all know what that phrase means: big-tent, maximum-escape entertainment, the pop-cornier the better. It’s sort of remarkable, though, that regardless of how big our blockbusters get — how much the budgets soar, the special effects dazzle, the buzz turns all but inescapable — the term summer movie has never quite outgrown its beguilingly casual, beach-party American innocence. It’s a term that reaches all the way back to an age when people went to the movies in the summer in no small part for the air conditioning. »

- Owen Gleiberman

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This Weekend in Box Office History: Comparisons for July 2-4, 2010

4 July 2010 11:16 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Here's a look back at past weekends comparable to June 2-4, 2010: 5 Years Ago - 2005 War of the Worlds stormed the box office with a $64.9 million first weekend at 3,908 locations, bringing its five-day opening to $100.6 million. At the time, it posted the second highest-grossing Independence Day weekend ever, though it didn't have the attendance impact of the holiday's previous alien invasion movie, Independence Day in 1996. The releases of the previous weekend and new entry Rebound were so weak that Batman Begins and Mr. & Mrs. Smith placed a distant second and third, respectively. * Weekend Report: 'War of the Worlds' Booms on Independence Day Weekend 10 Years Ago - 2000 The Perfect Storm blew into the top spot with $41.3 million at 3,407 locations, blasting past The Patriot, which was timed for the holiday and made $22.4 million at 3,061 locations ($31.7 million since its Wednesday start). Patriot might have paled compared to the harrowing disaster movie, »

- Brandon Gray <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

1 July 2010 10:26 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

To Kill A Mockingbird At 50 might just be the TV choice of the week, as we round up the next week's telly. Plus, as usual, there's a lot of films to get through...!

A new comedy show launched last Friday, and its second show airs tonight, July 2nd at 11:05pm on Channel 4. I'm far from Patrick Kielty's biggest fan, but any outlet for comedians of the calibre of the planned guests is a welcome one. Politics, news, and sporting losses are always easier to take when dished out by funny people and Rich Hall, Jack Whitehall, Andi Osho and Kevin Bridges do just that in an appropriate bar setting in Stand Up For The Week.

Family Guy continues its Star Wars specials on Sunday, July 4th, with Something, Something, Something, Dark Side. We think it's as good a pairing as Robot Chicken, Legos, or thumbs can manage. »

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Summer Of '85: 25 Years, 25 Films

30 June 2010 5:30 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The summer of 1985. Has it really been twenty-five years. Wow! I don't really feel old, but its amazing that era was so long ago and yet the memories feel like yesterday. I was ten going on eleven and enjoying my summer break. Though my parents wouldn't let me leave my neighborhood with my friends, they always took me to the cinema as often as they could, which is where my love of movies comes from. I consider myself fortunate to have shared some great movie moments with my family and with my parents coming to town to visit me this summer, we hope to have some more.Hollywood still makes great movies today, but the eighties were a time when most of the movies you saw were good. At least they seemed to be good at that early age. Time can often be cruel and with maturity comes the revelation »

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Summer Scenes We Love: Real Genius

27 June 2010 12:31 PM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false Nineteen eighty-five was a great year film wise. In addition to Back to the Future (and, ahem, Teen Wolf, both starring Michael J. Fox), moviegoers in 1985 could pick from any number of soon-to-be classics, near-classics, or soon-to-be cable fodder at movie theaters, including Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rocky IV, Jewel of the Nile, Out of Africa (a multiple Academy Award winner), Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, The Goonies, Year of the Dragon, Young Sherlock Holmes, and for the horror-oriented, George A. Romero's Day of the Dead, and Return of the Living Dead, a horror-parody of Romero's contributions to the undead sub-genre. For me, Martha Coolidge's Real Genius, a Reagan-era, geek comedy-satire loaded with quotable lines, memorable scenes, a synth-pop score by a who's who of 80s' one-hit wonders, and Val Kilmer, giving one of his all-time best performances, deserves to be at or »

- Mel Valentin

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This Weekend in Box Office History: Comparisons for June 25-27, 2010

27 June 2010 1:03 AM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Here's a look back at past weekends comparable to June 25-27, 2010: 5 Years Ago - 2005 Topping the weekend, Batman Begins held solidly by summer blockbuster standards in its second outing, dropping 43 percent to $27.6 million. The three new nationwide releases were sourced from 1960s, and none faired particularly well. Bewitched wasn't as enchanting as its makers had hoped, grabbing $20.1 million at 3,174 sites. The picture strayed from its television predecessor with an unrelatable Hollywood send-up, and co-star Will Ferrell was unconvincing as a romantic lead opposite Nicole Kidman. Herbie: Fully Loaded aimed to be an all-encompassing family hit but, in the process, wound up with limited appeal, making $12.7 million at 3,521 sites. Relying mostly on its brand name in the wake of the Dawn of the Dead remake, George A. Romero's Land of the Dead grabbed $10.2 million at 2,249 sites. * Weekend Report: 'Batman' Sweeps 'Bewitched,' Swats Bug 10 Years Ago - 2000 Me, »

- Brandon Gray <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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