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While filming is already underway, we still have over a year before we will get the chance to see the next film from Joel and Ethan Coen. Still, if they keep adding actors to the massive ensemble cast as they have been, it will be worth the wait. Take, for instance, the news that the Highlander himself, Christopher Lambert, has joined the film. The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Lambert will join Hail, Caesar! as Arne Slessum, a married European filmmaker whose »
- Alex Maidy
The Flash, Season 1, Episode 5, “Plastique”
Directed by Dermott Downs
Airs Tuesdays at 8pm Et on the CW
Hot damn! I normally like to write about the events in the episode in the order they happened, but we have got to talk about that ending! Gorilla Grodd is coming! He was teased in the pilot, but in a brief flashback we saw that the gorilla (who is seemingly just a poor lab ape at that point) was at the center of the rift between Wells and General Eiling. Wells telling the sad primate that he has “a very different future planned” is an enticing tease for the most out-there concept of the show yet.
Now on to the meat of “Plastique”, which starts with a supposed bomb going off in Central City and the sudden intrusion of the army, led by Eiling (Highlander »
- Max Molinaro
London — French actress Vahina Giocante, who performance in “Lila Says” was liked by its New York Times’ reviewer to that of Brigitte Bardot in “And God Created Woman,” is to play exotic dancer, courtesan and spy Mata Hari in a TV drama miniseries that is to shoot in Portugal and Russia.
The cast of “Mata Hari,” which is produced by Russia’s Star Media, also includes Rutger Hauer, Christopher Lambert, Oisin Stack, Alexei Guskov and Fedor Bondarchuk. The series is directed by American helmer Dennis Berry, whose credits include “Highlander” and “Stargate Sg-1.”
The drama follows the life of Margaret Zelle, later known as Mata Hari, who was born in the Netherlands. After her mother died she was abandoned by her father. She married a Dutch army officer and went to live on the island of Java. She later ran away from her tyrannical husband, and lost custody of their daughter. »
- Leo Barraclough
This review contains spoilers.
4.12 Smoke And Mirrors
I've been unwell recently so have spent a lot of time on the couch (when not going to the doctor, having coughing fits, or taking pills). One of the movies I've been meaning to watch for awhile is Highlander, which remains the big, defining movie of Teen Wolf director/producer/visual genius Russell Mulcahy's career. I was watching mostly to remind myself how awesome it is when you set beheadings to Queen songs, but it also ended up informing me quite a bit about Teen Wolf in the process.
There's a visual similarity between the two properties. Highlander is two Immortals in the neon-lit darkness, bathed in harsh spotlights and deep shadows, battling to the death. Teen Wolf is the same, except »
The Highlander franchise has always had one, and forgive the tautology, enormous elephant in the room, and that elephant is the first film, which was the end point of the story. The series has always been about immortals, and their battles to “be only one” (as the tagline reminds you incessantly). Indeed, by the end of the film there is only one. Or to be more exact, there aren’t any at all, as it turns out the prize is mortality (and magic mind powers or something). Thus ends the story. No more immortals.
The 80s really wasn’t the time of the movie franchise, especially with a decidedly quirky fantasy film like Highlander, so really there was no need for a sequel. Highlander was never going to sell toys, »
Our weekly round-up of all the latest superhero news and talking points, including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, DC Cinematic Universe, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Batman: Assault on Arkham, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Young Justice, Teen Titans Go!, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America 3, Black Panther, Daredevil, Deadpool, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Venom Carnage, Kick-Ass 3 and more….
Well, the big showdown between Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America 3 is no more, with Warner Bros. blinking and shifting the release of BvS away from Marvel’s May 6th 2016 date to March 25th 2016 (a wise move, considering it will now face very little in the way of competition). The news was followed by the announcement that Warner Bros. has finally pulled the trigger on a DC Cinematic Universe by setting a further Nine »
- Gary Collinson
There are certain eternal questions in life that I doubt we’ll ever find an answer to. Who was Jack The Ripper? What happened on the Mary Celeste? How have there been five Resident Evil movies? And the question we’re going to look at now, why do they make kids' cartoons out of very adult movies?
In some ways it makes sense. As a kid, there are very few moments more exciting than watching an ultra-gory action film or a dodgy sex comedy that you know you’re not supposed to be watching. Everyone knows this, the studios especially. But surely they can’t be that blatant about it? You can’t make a show for kids based on RoboCop! Have you seen RoboCop? Won’t somebody please think of the children?
If you hear a loud baying coming from San Diego Comic-Con, it's probably because MTV has renewed high school drama “Teen Wolf” for a two-part Season 5. Plus, Dylan Sprayberry has been promoted to series regular for the 20-episode fifth season, showrunner Jeff Davis told the fans and journalists in attendance. In addition to Davis and Sprayberry, the “Teen Wolf” panel consisted of cast members Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Hoechlin and Holland Roden, along with Shelley Hennig. Also read: ‘Teen Wolf’ Star Tyler Posey Hosting Fox's ‘Teen Choice 2014' Davis, Russell Mulcahy (“Highlander”), Marty Adelstein (“Prison Break”), René Echevarria (“Medium”), Tony Disanto, »
- Tony Maglio
Let me begin this review by stating this is most-definitely not your typical horror fare; something audiences will realise a mere five minutes into this raucous, sure-to-be-cult-hit, movie. Written and directed by J.T. Petty, who also penned the graphic novel on which this is based, Hellbenders is a genre-bending horror comedy that is most akin to Don Coscarelli’s recent movie John Dies at the End. If I had to narrow the analogy down I’d say Hellbenders is best described as The Exorcist meets Ghostbusters by way of Don Coscarelli and [early] Kevin Smith…
Sound interesting? Then go out and buy it. Trust me. The rest of you? Let me try and convince you why you should spend your hard-earned cash on this little indie horror that could. »
- Phil Wheat
The UK’s biggest and best celebration of pop. culture, McM London Comic Con returns to ExCel London on 23-25 May for a long weekend packed with special guests, sci-fi, movies, videogames, comic books, eSports, online video, anime and cosplay. Here’s a taste of what will be on show.
Special guests meeting fans, presenting panels and signing autographs at the show include: Orphan Black star Dylan Bruce (Arrow, 24: Conspiracy, Unstoppable). Falling Skies’ Drew Roy (Secretariat, Hannah Montana), Connor Jessup (Blackbird), Seychelle Gabriel (The Spirit) and Luciana Carro (Battlestar Galactica). Game Of Thrones’ James Cosmo (Braveheart, Highlander), Julian Glover (Star Wars, Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade) and Josef Altin (Eastern Promises). Nikita, Kick-Ass and How I Met Your Mother star Lyndsy Fonseca. Once Upon A Time’s Meghan Ory (Intelligence) and Beverley Elliott (Unforgiven). Henry Winkler, famous for playing iconic character The Fonz on Happy Days. »
- Phil Wheat
Film anthologies are such hit or miss entities these days (actually, when haven’t they been?), some working very well and some, well..not so much. Like an entertaining homage to Rod Serling’s various anthology TV shows, Locker 13 (directed by Bruce Dellis, Jason Marsden, Matthew Mebane, Adam Monteirth and Donovan Monteirth) gives fans of the anthology sub-genre an entertaining time, one that doesn’t take overstay its welcome, giving a decently paced and well executed ride.
More akin to The Twilight Zone than Tales From The Crypt, Locker 13 revolves around Skip, a young janitor at a wild west-like theme park. Curious about the theme park and the stories that inhabit it, Skip sits down as his supervisor, Archie, guides Skip through various stories about the different choices that people are given in life and how each person’s decision can affect their lives, for the good, or in some cases, »
- Jerry Smith
Australia... it's a vast, beautiful, welcoming country. It's also full to bursting with things that can kill you, if the big screen is to be believed. Inspired by Mia Wasikowska's plucky 1,700-mile trek across the Outback in Tracks, we flag up the traps and tropes she should watch out for.
Exotic wildlife proliferates Down Under, most of it deceptively lethal. Witness the baby stolen by a dingo in horrifying Meryl Streep-starrer A Cry In The Dark (1988). The same – real – tragedy loosely inspired Razorback, a mullet-tastic 1984 horror about a giant marauding pig, directed by Highlander's Russell Mulcahy (mooted tagline: 'There Can Only Be Oink'). The less said about the ballet-dancing were-roos of The Marsupials: The Howling III (1987), the better.
The second half of "Teen Wolf" Season 3 brought a lot of changes to the series, and if you're ready to relive them - or are behind and want to catch up - mark your calendars for June 17th, when it arrives on DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Here are the details.
As an added incentive, fans who purchase the Season 3 Part 2 DVD will enjoy a gift-with-purchase Fan Art Collection booklet, which includes 19 illustrious, fan-produced art pieces inspired by "Teen Wolf "characters and Season 3 Part 2 events.
This booklet is available for a limited time only and includes a foreword by creator and executive producer Jeff Davis.
"Teen Wolf" Season 3 Part 2 Synopsis:
While Scott struggles to find his place as an Alpha, he, Allison, and Stiles begin to experience strange side effects as a result of re-igniting the power within Beacon Hills. They soon discover that the answer to their »
- Debi Moore
Review Ron Hogan 25 Mar 2014 - 07:09
This review contains spoilers.
3.24 The Divine Move
The game of Go is many things to many people. It's a game of strategy, it's a way to meditate, it's a way to pass the time, it's a way to keep a werewolf under control in an internment camp... but most of all, it's a metaphor. Stiles has been playing Go versus his bandage-wrapped metal-mouthed mummy mental invader repeatedly this season, and it doesn't seem like things are going Stiles' way. However, there's one option left, the so-called divine move. Not so much a strategy as a stroke of luck, the divine move is the move that tilts the balance of the Go board and completely changes the game.
Teen Wolf's third season may have been its version of the divine move. »
From the psychopathic, Christopher Lambert-bothering Kurgan in Highlander to tyrannical prison warden Byran Hadley in The Shawshank Redemption through to new recruit-maiming drill sergeant Zim in Starship Troopers, it's safe to say that I am one of the many movie fans who have more than just a handful of favourite Clancy Brown roles.
Brown joins an impressive cast that includes Anne Heche and James Tupper for Nothing Left To Fear, the first horror film to come from former Guns 'N' Roses guitarist Slash's production company 'Slasher Films'. Akin to Seventies horror classics The Wicker Man and Rosemary's Baby, Anthony Leonardi III's debut feature channels fears of the occult, secret societies and the supernatural with a modern twist.
We snapped up the chance to get the first word from Clancy himself on his latest role as the ominous Pastor Kingsman, head of a mysterious Baptist church »
- Aaron Williams
Christopher Malcolm, the much-loved stage and screen actor and producer, has died. The Scottish-born actor was 67.We knew him best as 48-kill rebel ace Zev Senesca – Aka ‘Rogue 2’ – in The Empire Strikes Back, without whom Han and Luke would still be wandering Hoth. He also popped up in Bruce Beresford’s Aussie-com The Adventures Of Barry McKenzie, played vigilante Kirk Matunas in Highlander and was dad to Jennifer Connelly's Sarah in Labyrinth, but it was for his work on, and around, the stage that Malcolm was best known.Born on August 19, 1946 in Aberdeen, his father was a farmer but it was his mother’s passion for amateur theatre that kindled a life-long interest in the art. The Malcolm family moved to Canada ten years later and it was in British Columbia that he sacrificed university for his first acting gigs.Returning to the UK, he scored roles in the »
Christopher Malcolm has died, aged 67.
The Scottish actor was perhaps best known for playing the original Brad Majors in the original stage production of The Rocky Horror Show.
His death was confirmed by his daughter Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, who tweeted: "Today the world lost a beautiful, brilliant man."
She added that he "left peacefully and with dignity. He will always be my hero."
Malcolm played Brad Majors in The Rocky Horror Show from 1974, and co-produced the 1990 West End revival.
He later took control of producing the subsequent productions of the Richard O'Brien musical.
His latest revival Oh What a Lovely War opened to positive »
Interview Luke Savage 18 Feb 2014 - 06:30
He chopped Sean Connery's head off in Highlander. Saved the human race in Starship Troopers. And was really mean to pretty much everyone in The Shawshank Redemption. His name is Clancy Brown – Clarence J. Brown III if you want to get specific - and he is awesome.
Menacing tough guy, loveable nice guy, he's voiced a merman, Sasquatch, Lex Luthor, plus a character called Mr. Krabs. He even squared up to The Statham in last year's Homefront and lived to tell the tale.
In short, he's the best kind of supporting actor. Any film he's in gets better whenever he's on screen. That's certainly the case with Nothing Left to Fear, the film he's on the other end of a phone to promote. »
Review Ron Hogan 4 Feb 2014 - 07:21
This review contains spoilers.
Not long ago, I praised Teen Wolf for its cast. The longer a show stays on the air, the more connections you begin to see among cast members. For example, Sheriff Stilinski, aka Linden Ashby, isn't in this week's episode. However, a new character—the titular Silverfinger—is in the episode, played with typical style by Cary-Hiroyuke Tagawa. Tagawa is a veteran character actor, but I bring up Linden Ashby for a reason. Linden Ashby was Johnny Cage in the Mortal Kombat movie, alongside Cary-Hiroyuke Tagawa as Shang Tsung and one Christopher Lambert as Raiden. Christopher Lambert is the star of Highlander, which was directed by... Russell Mulcahy, who has been one of the leading figures in Teen Wolf's television renaissance.
Unfortunately, this »
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