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I'm still clinging on to hope that Lionsgate's The Hunger Games will tonally be similar to Battle Royale and The Running Man, as originally promised. The trailer looked like it could go in the direction, but it also carried a ridiculous dystopian feel. Case in point: Elizabeth Banks' character, District 12 escort Effie Trinket. I previously joked about her clown make-up, now you'll get a up close and personal look thanks to MTV's faux cosmetic ad asking "what will you be wearing to the opening ceremonies"? Ask Joel Schumacher... Directed by Gary Ross, and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Dayo Okeniyi, Amandla Stenberg, Chris Mark, Jacqueline Emerson, Wes Bentley, Lenny Kravitz, Toby Jones, and Stanley Tucci, Lionsgate will begin the games on March 23. »
Entertainment Weekly: How did you first hear about Fear Factor coming back and what was your reaction?
Joe Rogan: They have been trying to bring it back for awhile now. Matt Kunitz emailed me several times over the past several years saying they were trying to do a special, and that never came to fruition. Then he contacted me and said they were bringing it back. It just seemed really odd. I don’t think I’ve »
- James Hibberd
What do you think of immediately when you think "exploding head"? Scanners , yes? Well, that film and many more are represented in a newly discovered "exploding head video montage" that culls many of our favorite scenes involving cranial damage. From The Running Man to Chopping Mall , From Dusk Till Dawn to Dawn of the Dead , this is one video you may want to watch after setting aside your breakfast this morning. Kudos to the editing team for this wet, gruesome and loving display of carnage. The films: 1. Hott Fuzz 2. Scanners 3. Dawn of the Dead (1978) 4. Dawn of the Dead (2004) 5. The Hills Have Eyes (2006) 6. The Prowler 7. Maniac 8. Tokyo Gore Police 9. The Last House on the Left (2009) 10. Inside 11. Spy Hard 12. Deadly »
What do you think of immediately when you think "exploding head"? Scanners, yes? Well, that film and many more are represented in a newly discovered "exploding head video montage" that culls many of our favorite scenes involving cranial damage.
From The Running Man to Chopping Mall, From Dusk Till Dawn to Dawn of the Dead, this is one video you may want to watch after setting aside your breakfast this morning. Kudos to the editing team for this wet, gruesome and loving display of carnage.
1. Hott Fuzz
3. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
4. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
5. The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
6. The Prowler
9. The Last House on the Left (2009)
11. Spy Hard
12. Deadly Friend
13. The Proposition
14. Wild at Heart
15. Terror Firmer
16. Planet Terror
17. Bad Taste
18. Dead Alive / Braindead
19. Chopping Mall
21. Running Man
22. The Beyond
23. Pulp Fiction
24. The Frighteners
25. Men in Black
26. Mars Attacks! »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Ryan Turek)
Does Community have an Attitude Problem?
Let me first admit that I am huge fan of Dan Harmon and the work he has created thus far on Thursday nights. When it is at its best Community is by far and away the funniest show on television, and I include 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation and The Office when I write this.
Take, for example, the show's most celebrated moment, the point at which all viewers, critics and, fingers crossed, TV executive alike, realized that this might actually be something worth keeping on television. Episode 24 of Season 1: "Modern Warfare".
In 22 short minutes Dan Harmon created a story arc that most modern day action films would commit incest for. The episode is awash with pop culture references, »
- Gregory Wakeman
It's fair to say The Hunger Games is one of the most anticipated movies of the year, and the producers of the film know it.
So far, the flick's marketing team has leaked posters, fancier posters, set photos, viral marketing ploys and a teaser trailer. But none of those have truly been able to communicate what The Hunger Games really is.
But now, we at long last have a full-length trailer that offers an increasingly eager audience a peek at director Gary Ross' cinematic version of the world first imagined in Suzanne Collins' series of best-selling novels. And I have to say, it appears fairly compelling.
I know nothing of The Hunger Games except it's really freaking popular. I'd never heard of it before the movies were announced, but I've gotten an earful since. Because of my ignorance, I'm a perfect test subject for this film.
Admittedly, before seeing the trailer, »
I've never read the books, but I do recall the initial pitch when Lionsgate acquired the rights some time ago. It was The Running Man meets Battle Royale. They've since abandoned the comparison, but the newly released trailer does everything but ignore that it's a complete riff of the aforementioned films. Lionsgate has finally unveiled the first full trailer for The Hunger Games, which is solely footage from the first half of the adaptation. It displays Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) in a Dystopian future chosen for a yearly battle to the death. Only one can survive. The selection process is right out of Shirley Jackson's 1948 short "The Lottery", while the games themselves look like a reboot of Battle Royale. My main complaint, other than the Braveheart-esque score, is Director Gary Ross' vision of the future. If there were a fine line to cross, he's pushing into Joel Schumacher Batman territory. »
The future's beige in the first full trailer for Lionsgate's forthcoming sci-fi adaptation, The Hunger Games. Take a look right here...
A kind of alternate, teen reading of such future sports dystopias as The Running Man, Rollerball, or classic arcade game Smash TV, the cinematic qualities of Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel The Hunger Games made it ideal movie adaptation material. Like Battle Royale with a preoccupation with food and outlandish costumes, it saw heroine Katniss Everdeen fight for her life and her supper in a televised game of death.
Gary Ross is in the director's chair for next year's big-screen adaptation, and it's looking extremely faithful to the novel, if the trailer below's anything to go by, with Jennifer Lawrence looking the part as the brave, handy-with-a-bow-and-arrow Katniss. The finished film's out on 23rd March 2012.
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We've just got some brand new character posters for The Hunger Games, featuring Liam Hemsworth's Gale and Lenny Kravitz' Cinna. The posters are another promising bit of promo for a film that's aiming to be a ballsier rival to Twilight, or a teen version of Arnie classic The Running Man, depending on your stance. Hunksome hunter Gale is the best friend of Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss back in District 12. Cinna is the stylist who helps her get ready to tackle the games in style: here's hoping the book's flame dress makes it into the...
- Matt Maytum
Four Super Heroes - Charge, Cutthroat, Shadow and The Wall - find themselves abducted by their Arch Nemesis, Rickshaw, and are forced to compete in a series of challenges in order to save an small town full of kidnapped innocent civilians.Trost himself described his film as Kick Ass meets The Running Man and I would agree with him thematically. Take your four superheroes, endowed with superpowers when something fell from the sky. They have taken it upon themselves to act responsibly with their powers and fight crime a la Kick Ass. They are thrust into a circus like atmosphere, Rickshaw as the ring leader, and they have to fight colorful villains along the way a la The Running Man. The visual appeal of all of this is complemented by »
Another day, another addition to the cast of Rob Zombie's latest film, The Lords of Salem. The latest chica to join the ghoulish festivities has quite the resume under her belt including The Running Man, Predator 2 and Colors (great, now that Ice-t song is stuck in our heads). Read on for the goods on just who the lovely Maria Conchita Alonso will be playing!
According to Zombie on Facebook ...
"Miss Venezuela moves to Salem. Maria Conchita Alonso has joined the cast of The Lords Of Salem! Maria takes on the role of Alice Matthias, wife of Salem author Francis (Bruce Dern) Matthias. Should Francis have listened to his wife and minded his own business? You decide."
- Uncle Creepy
Salem is a popular town, filled with B-movie stars. Maria Conchita Alonso is the latest to join the cast of Rob Zombie's The Lords Of Salem where she'll be playing "Alice Matthias", wife of Salem author Francis (Bruce Dern) Matthias. "Should Francis have listened to his wife and minded his own business?" asks Zombie. Maria is best known for her roles in the hit films Colors, The Running Man, Moscow on the Hudson, Vampire's Kiss and Predator 2. Meg Foster, Ernest Thomas, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Torsten Voges, Sheri Moon Zombie, Dee Wallace, Billy Drago, Richard Lynch and Lisa Marie have also been cast. Shooting begins next week. »
Rob Zombie has posted another casting update for The Lords of Salem. The newest addition of the cast is Maria Conchita Alonso (The Running Man, Predator 2), who is playing the wife of Bruce Dern’s character in the film:
“Miss Venezuela moves to Salem. Maria Conchita Alonso has joined the cast of The Lords Of Salem! Maria takes on the role of Alice Matthias, wife of Salem author Francis (Bruce Dern) Matthias. Should Francis have listened to his wife and minded his own business? You decide.”
The Lords of Salem begins shooting next week in Salem, Massachusetts, so expect more casting news over the next couple of weeks. Previously announced cast members include Lisa Marie, Richard Lynch, Billy Drago, Dee Wallace, Bruce Dern, Trosten Voges, Ernest Thomas, Meg Foster, and Jeff Daniel Phillips.
“Heidi, a blonde rock chick, DJs as a local radio station, and together with the two »
- Jonathan James
The Lords of Salem casting news keeps on truckin'. Today, Rob Zombie announced this: "Miss Venezuela moves to Salem. Maria Conchita Alonso has joined the cast of The Lords Of Salem! Maria takes on the role of Alice Matthias, wife of Salem author Francis (Bruce Dern) Matthias. Should Francis have listened to his wife and minded his own business? You decide." Alonso previously starred in The Running Man , Predator 2 and Colors . She joins a cast that includes Meg Foster, Ernest Thomas, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Torsten Voges, Bruce Dern, Billy Drago, Richard Lynch and Lisa Marie. What do you think of this line-up so far? Shooting begins on the film soon. »
A chaotic action thriller that saw Sly reunited with First Blood Part II director George Pan Cosmatos (though legend has it, of course, that Stallone ghost-directed that hit, not Cosmatos), Cobra did respectable business on its release in 1986, earning an estimated worldwide gross of $160m on a $25m budget. That’s less money than the first Rocky movie managed to make, but more than the first Rambo flick, First Blood.
There’s a major difference between Cobra and Rocky or First Blood though: the latter films were largely applauded by critics, while Cobra was torn apart. And unlike some denigrated 80s flicks, Cobra hasn’t, »
I stumbled across another designer's batch of posters on Tumblr recently, this time for a kick ass series of posters called The Schwarzenegger Series featuring a stylized silhouette version of Arnold's face from five different movies. It's another minimalistic, artistic design, but I love the look and wanted to share them. They were designed by Dan Norris from the UK. In addition to many more (including a badass Alien one) on his Tumblr, the Schwarzenegger ones are: Terminator (1984), The Running Man (1987), Predator (1987), Commando (1985) and Total Recall (1990). Plenty of 80's action classics - check them out below! You can click on any to be taken back to the original work from Daniel Norris. I'm not sure any of these are printed or available for purchase anywhere yet, but you can inquire with Dan if you wish. He's a great designer with a lot of other awesome artwork »
- Alex Billington
Okay, here's the idea behind Zombie Carnage (currently in pre-production but carrying a pretty kick-ass trailer already): Take one part The Running Man, one part Enter the Dragon, add a healthy dose of zombie violence and all the fun of "The Price is Right", and you've got Zombie Carnage.
E=MC2 productions, a UK-based horror production company, is working on Zombie Carnage, its first feature film. Currently raising funds for production, the team has already nailed down some interesting names to attach to the project. Craig Charles (Red Dwarf) and Victoria Hopkins (Dog House and Zombie Women of Satan) will star. Other contributors include Academy Award winner Dave Elsey on make-up, prosthetic master John Schoonraad and F/X supervisor Alex Gunn.
Filmmakers hope to begin shooting the project in early 2012, looking to "create an entertaining blood-pumping thrill ride of a movie that all horror fans will love." Going by the trailer, »
- Doctor Gash
HollywoodNews.com: For all intents and purposes, Jason Statham has been an action star since 2002, when Fox released the Luc Besson-produced The Transporter. Yes, more hardened film fans knew him from his Guy Ritchie work and from his supporting role in The One (a Jet Li vehicle from late 2001, the first of three times he would spar with Jet Li onscreen).
But for general moviegoers and action junkies, Statham was introduced as Frank Martin eleven years ago as of October 11th. In that time, Statham has arguably become the king of an all-but vanished genre. He is basically the last action hero, the lone movie star known primarily for kicking ass in a non-fantasy and non-period setting. But nine years is a long time to toil in the underbelly of grind house B-movie cinema. He’s had the occasional high-end picture (The Bank Job), supporting roles in A-level studio »
- Scott Mendelson
It’s not a tell-all! Now that he has a lot to write about, what with leaving office and fathering a child with another woman and all, it seems that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s memoir will be published in October 2012 with the tentative title of, wait for it,”Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.” So, of course, we had to brainstorm a few other potential titles, just so Arnold has a nice range:
The Running Man: My Journey To The Governor’s Office Kindergarten Cop, And Other Jobs I Did Not Have During My Career Jingle All The Way To Infamy Eraser, or What I Wish I Had To Get Rid Of The Past 9 Months True Lies
No word on how much the book will touch on Arnold’s recent scandals, such as his divorce from Maria Shriver or the discover of his son with former employee Mildred Patricia Baena. »
- Halle Kiefer
(An article from our archives for your pleasure today)
Wrestling involves a great degree of acting, so it comes as no surprise that a number of wrestlers have attempted to make it in the movies over the years. With the formation of the WWE film division a few years ago WWE chairman Vince McMahon is determined to crack the big screen as well as dominating the small screen. Since the Hollywood success of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, a number of top wrestling stars have tried to follow in his footsteps and this shows no signs of letting up anytime soon with John Cena working with Die Hard 2 director Renny Harlin on the upcoming 12 Rounds, with no doubt countless other wrestler starring vehicles to follow.
No matter how talented in the ring a wrestler is if they don’t have the charisma to hold an audience’s attention in interviews »
- Gareth Bunkham
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