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Here's what's airing for free on Comet TV in August

August is upon on us and Comet TV has a lot of things going on.

With classics like Invasion of the Body Snatchers, An American Wolf in London, and Vampire’s Kiss, Comet TV has something for everyone.

Check out the Comet TV August Guide with the films you can only see streaming on Comet TV below.

Vampire’s Kiss (1973)

Friday, August 4 at 8P/7C

Saturday, August 5 at 8P/7C

Wednesday, August 16 at 6P/5C

Friday, August 25 at Noon/11C

Steel Dawn (1987)

Friday, August 11 at 8P/7C

Saturday, August 12 at 8P/7C

Sunday, August 20 at 4P/3C

Thursday, August 24 at 6P/5C

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Friday, August 18 at 8P/7C

Saturday, August 19 at 8P/7C

Sunday, August 27 at 4P/3C

Thursday, August 31 at 6P/5C

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Friday, August 25 at 8P/7C

Saturday, August 26 at 8P/7C

Wednesday, August 30 at 5:30P/4:30C

1984 (1985)

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Ronda Rousey Capitalizing On Spotlight With Road House Remake

It isn’t exactly surprising, because we’re all familiar with fame, Hollywood, and marketing people, but Ronda Rousey news keeps getting weirder, and just won’t stop coming.

The Ufc fighter is now apparently attached to a remake of Road House, the film that has achieved a kind of cult popularity over the years. Though there is something in the area of appreciable, goofy fun to the film, it’s a really bad, potentially career-ending film. With Steel Dawn and Road House hitting very close together, it’s only by the sheer luck that often comes with the inner workings of the industry, often associated with production schedules, that Swayze followed this very quickly with Ghost and Point Break, or he’d have fallen off the map completely.

It may be a film with strong cult popularity, but it’s mostly of the “so bad, it’s good” variety,

Awfully Good: Steel Dawn + The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (Video)

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You definitely will not be disappointed by the absolutely amazing Mad Max: Fury Road. However, I make no promises about this week's movie… Steel Dawn (1987) Director: Lance Hool Stars: Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi, Brion James In a desert wasteland overrun by famine and warlords, the only savior: Patrick Swayze and his mullet. Following the global success of the Mad Max series in the 1980s, a whole...
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A Tribute To Patrick Swayze, 1952-2009

Every week on The Hollywood News’ flagship podcast The Hollywood Booze, we toast actors, actresses and filmmakers that have departed the Earth during that particular week. Just over a week ago, we published our 29th episode of the show, and during every single one of those podcasts, we have toasted one person consitently every week. That person is Patrick Swayze.

I’m not even sure as to how this came to be. I remember that on the first recording day we said goodbye to some long forgotten name, and then glasses were raised into the air, containing our preferred beverage of choice (for the record me and Fordy opt for a lager, Joe a cider and Big Dave whatever is available within arms reach — even if that is a bottle of whisky – eh, Dave), and cheers was bellowed into our microphones. Then, I recall that I said; “…and also, to the late,
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New on Blu-ray: Next of Kin (1989)/Hard to Kill (1990)/Cellular (2004)

Next Of Kin (1989) Back in the ’80s and ’90s, films about unconventional heroes taking on the criminal element were everywhere. To make your film stand out, you had to have a gimmick. It wasn’t enough to just toss in a high-kicking, kung fu-fightin’ cop into the standard “loose cannon who doesn’t play by the rules” genre. Van Damme, Seagal, Schwarzenegger, and Stallone were already stomping those roles into the ground, and doing it to big box office. So howzabout a good ol boy, backwoods hillbilly turned big city cop forced to take on gangsters in three-piece suits? Bingo! Of all the ’80s/’90s action stars, Patrick Swayze boasted easily the most impressive filmography of the bunch. Besides the ability to kick ass in films like “Steel Dawn”, “Road House”, and “Next of Kin”, he also had “Dirty Dancing” and “Ghost” on his resume in the same time period.
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Whatever Happened to Wes Bentley’s Hirokin?

Wes Bentley’s post-apocalyptic/sci-fi action flick “Hirokin” popped up on our radar more than a year ago. Directed by Alejo Mo-Sun (never heard of him either), the film looked like the bastard child of Patrick Swayze’s ’80s movie “Steel Dawn”, a personal favorite of mine, even though I readily accept that it’s pretty terrible in many ways. But hey, I’m a sucker for these kind of “lone warrior shows up and protects a bunch of farmers from bad guys” movies. As a result, I took an immediate interest in “Hirokin”. Turns out, the film has already sold to UK-based Signature Entertainment, and Amazon’s UK arm now has the flick listed as arriving on DVD and Blu-ray April 23rd, 2012. That’s tomorrow! So yeah, if you have the same affinity for “Steel Dawn” as I do, or wonder what the gamemaster from “The Hunger Games” can
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DVD Review: Hirokin – The Last Samurai

Hirokin: The Last Samurai

Stars: Wes Bentley, Jessica Szohr, Angus Macfayden, Julian Sands, Laura Ramsey | Written and Directed by Alejo Mo-Sun

If there’s one reason I love running this website it’s when I get sent movies that I’ve never heard of for review. Sometimes these films are absolutely terrible and in other cases, like with Hirokin: The Last Samurai, they are fantastic hidden gems that deserve to be brought to everyone’s attention.

Set in on a planet where humans must scavenge the post-apocalyptic barren wasteland, the eponymous Hirokin (Bentley) – a reluctant hero with a dark past – sets off on a mission to fulfill his destiny. Having fought to the death to save his wife and son from the planet’s evil dictator, Griffin (Sands), and his elite army of hunters, Hirokin is left for the dead in the desert. Saved by a follower of
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The 10 greatest Rutger Hauer films that aren’t Blade Runner

From the 70s to the present, we look back through the sterling work of Rutger Hauer to bring you the actor’s 10 finest films that aren't Blade Runner...

For some, Dutch actor Rutger Hauer will forever be associated with a certain rooftop speech about tears in rain. But although his turn as doomed replicant Roy Batty in Blade Runner was a classic one, Hauer’s output before and since has been stunningly prolific. This list, therefore, is designed to highlight 10 of Hauer’s finest non-Blade Runner movies, with a particular emphasis on those that are lesser known – which is why we've gone for some older pictures rather than the more recent and mainstream, such as Batman Begins. And since this is Den of Geek, expect to find lots of action movies, horror, and low-budget sci-fi in the entries below.

One thing they all have in common, though, irrespective of
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Count the number of face punches in Road House

Watching Road House is not quite a guilty pleasure of mine; I'm not ashamed to say that I like it for what it is, something mindless, entertaining and absolutely implausible. Law enforcement doesn't seem to exist in the universe of Road House, which makes me suspect that it takes place a couple of states over from where the action in The Dukes of Hazzard is going down.

Patrick Swayze made a lot of really fun popcorn action movies, like this, Red Dawn, Steel Dawn, Uncommon Valor and Point Break. When judged on paper, all of these flicks would seem like they're going to be B-movie losers. With Swayze, they actually rise higher than anyone could have suspected. If only Hollywood knew the power that Patrick Swayze had to make forgettable action films transmutate into movies that you have to watch when you stumble across them on a rainy Saturday afternoon,
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Cool Clicks: Han and Lando, Galactic BFFs

We scour the interwebs for the coolest movie news and more so you don't have to ...

Moviefone remembers Han Solo and Lando Calrissian, BFFs from a galaxy far, far away.

Enter Hollywood Crush's "The Art of Getting By" Sweepstakes for your chance to win a trip to NYC!

They don't call Mars the "red planet" for nothing! has the striking new "John Carter" poster.

Screen Junkies salutes a moviemaking maverick with a list of five Ken Russell films you should watch as soon as possible. fondly looks back on the apocalypse with an ode to a bit of '80s Patrick Swayze silliness, "Steel Dawn."

Wax on, wax off! JoBlo unearths some old "Karate Kid" rehearsal footage featuring Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita.
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Steel Dawn Part 2? Nope. Just Wes Bentley in Hirokin

Like our master of the obscure, Todd, I have a major love for ’80s post-apocalyptic shlock, and one of the best (in terms of action, swordplay, and yes, mullets) was Patrick Swayze’s “Steel Dawn”, a film that director Alejo Mo-Sun’s “Hirokin” could have easily been mistaken as a sequel for. Mind you, being that I have a soft spot for “Steel Dawn” and still consider it good stuff even now, this is very excellent news to me. So check out the trailer for “Steel Dawn 2″ — er, I mean, “Hirokin” below, and just maybe you, too, will rediscover your love of desert swordplay. Set in a post-apocalyptic world where Hirokin, a reluctant hero marked by a dark past, must fulfill his destiny when forced to choose between avenging the murder of his family or fighting for the freedom of a people biologically engineered and long-abused by mankind. The film
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Priest 3D – Review

Source: FilmShaft - Priest 3D – Review

Scott Stewart’s second feature after last year’s apocalyptic fantasy, Legion, is less a steady progression and, sadly, more of the same. That means strong inventive visuals and poorly handled narrative.

Priest also sees actor Paul Bettany return to work with the director, this time in a much more central role. The religious preoccupations continue too, however, here Bettany is playing an earthly warrior monk instead of the archangel Michael.

The material is based on a Korean comic by Hyung Min-woo but it departs significantly from the source. Its true essence lies in 1980s post-apocalyptic movies and pays homage to the likes of Escape from New York, Mad Max 2, Steel Dawn and any number of Golan and Globus-like actioners. Blade Runner is also heavily referenced.

The world of Priest is run by a theocracy, a futuristic Vatican-style order which run things after
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Competition: Win ‘Dirty Dancing: The Keepsake Edition’ on Blu-ray

Now available for the first time in a DVD & Blu-ray combi pack, Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey star in Dirty Dancing, the beloved coming-of-age story about first love that has become a global phenomenon. Charting the romance of Johnny and Baby at Kellerman’s resort in the Catskills in 1963, the sleeper hit of 1987 has inspired two soundtrack albums, a live touring production, a TV spin-off series, a sequel and even annual ‘Dirty Dancing’ fan conventions.

The most complete and collectible edition of Dirty Dancing to date, the newly re-mastered Keepsake Edition of this timeless classic includes all existing special features plus over an hour of brand new bonus materials including a heartfelt Patrick Swayze tribute. The DVD & Blu-ray Combi pack includes three new featurettes, a fan reel and an interview with Patrick Swayze discussing the music of Dirty Dancing. There is also a 28 page Commemorative booklet filled with quotes, profiles
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Jay Baruchel interview: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, moviemaking, 80s action stars and more

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice star Jay Baruchel talks about acting in mainstream and indie movies, comedy and creating his own film, Goon

With Kick Ass showing Iron Man 2 how to do comic book movies right, an 80s remake appearing on screens seemingly every other week, and Scott Pilgrim and The Social Network still to come, 2010 is fast emerging as the year that the geek inherited the Earth. And in Jay Baruchel, we may well have our poster boy.

Having spent the last decade turning in great work in small roles (Danger in Million Dollar Baby, the imaginatively named Jay in Knocked Up, a young charge in Tropic Thunder), 2010 has seen him step up to bigger things. He lent his vocal stylings to Hiccup in How To Train Your Dragon, won over Alice Eve in She's Out of My League, and has now landed a top job with Nicolas Cage in The Sorcerer's Apprentice.
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Alt.TV – 30/7/10

Are you bored of the same old TV shows? Tired of the mainstream? Then check out this round-up of alternative movies and series showing on UK television tonight…

8.30pm The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (More 4)

Jon Stewart is back with more of his acerbic wit as he takes a comedic view of recent news headlines and political figures through a series of satirical monologues, along with segments by “correspondents” and finally interviews with guest celebrities and political figures.

9.00pm Steel Dawn (Movies4Men 2)

A warrior roaming the vast desert wastelands in a post-apocalyptic world finds a group of settlers who are being menaced by a murderous gang. Patrick Swayze stars with Lisa Niemi.

10.00pm Starship Troopers (Sky Movies Showcase)

In the distant future high school kids are encouraged to become citizens by joining the military. What they don’t know is that they’ll soon be engaged in a
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Alt.TV – 6/6/10

Are you bored of the same old TV shows? Tired of the mainstream? Then check out this round-up of alternative movies and series showing on UK television tonight…

8.00pm Human Target (Syfy)

Chance enters the ring as a prize fighter in Belgium in order to make an underworld figure lose, and in the course of his investigation, he meets with Eva Kahn, the daughter of a competitor that died. Season One, episode 9.

9.00pm Steel Dawn (Movies4Men)

A warrior roaming the vast desert wastelands in a post-apocalyptic world finds a group of settlers who are being menaced by a murderous gang. Patrick Swayze stars with Lisa Niemi.

10.00pm Transmorphers: Fall of Man (Horror Channel +1)

Metal-crunching prequel starring Bruce Boxleitner. When planet Earth is threatened by giant, alien robots, a band of plucky humans including a doctor and an ex-marine fight to halt their attack.

11.00pm Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman
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The Book of Eli (2010) Movie Review

The ‘80s used to be crowded with movies like “The Book of Eli” – stories about a lone warrior wandering a post-apocalyptic America, fighting tyrannical bad guys and rescuing damsels in distress he stumbles across on his journeys. Those films weren’t really concerned with much more than the basics – get in, get out, and maybe grab a sequel or two. “The Book of Eli”, the first full film by the brothers Hughes since 2001’s “From Hell”, is a throwback movie in many respects, though the film does seem to have some ambitions that those other films never bothered themselves with. When all is said and done, I can’t really tell you with any certainty if Eli’s quest is any more worthy than, say, Max’s in “The Road Warrior” or Nomad’s in “Steel Dawn”. I suppose what you take away from “Eli” will be entirely up to you.
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Ghost Star Patrick Swayze Dies

Patrick Swayze was a charming cinematic rogue who starred as Sam Wheat in the romantic fantasy Ghost (1990). He portrayed the murdered lover of Demi Moore, who was able to communicate with his wife through a psychic, played by Whoopi Goldberg in an Oscar-winning performance.

Swayze was born in Houston, Texas, on April 18, 1952. His mother was choreographer Patsy Swayze, and Patrick trained as a dancer in the early 1970s. He made his film debut in the roller-disco flick Skatetown, U.S.A. in 1979.

Swayze earned honorary membership in `the Brat Pack’ with his role as Rob Lowe and C. Thomas Howell’s older brother in the 1983 film The Outsiders. He starred as Jed Eckert, leader of the Wolverines, the young freedom fighters who battled Soviet invaders in John Milius’ 1984 Cold War classic Red Dawn.

He was featured in an episode of Steven Spielberg’s fantasy television series Amazing Stories. He was
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Swayze's Widow: 'I Was Afraid to Leave his Side'

Lisa Niemi is sitting down with Oprah Winfrey for a candid and heartbreaking interview about Patrick Swayze's final days.

"I was afraid to leave his side," she admits.

Swayze was 57 when he died on Sept. 14 after a brave battle against pancreatic cancer. "His heart is so strong," Niemi says during Friday's "Oprah." "But it was only so long that his heart was going to keep going."

Take a look at Patrick Swayze's life in photos.
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Swayze's Widow: Moving On Felt Like 'A Betrayal'

Swayze's Widow: Moving On Felt Like 'A Betrayal'
Lisa Niemi is breaking her silence on losing husband Patrick Swayze to cancer -- and admits that after his death, going on felt like a "betrayal" of the actor.Niemi, 54, spoke about the loss of her husband at Maria Shriver's 2009 Women's Conference today -- where she revealed that dealing with loss is very new to her. "I thought during the 22 months of my husband's illness that it gave me all this time to get used to the idea of losing him. I found for myself that when I actually got to this point I said, 'No no no'... it wasn't the same at all."
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