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10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Action Jackson”

Action Jackson is one of the most common heroic stereotype movies that was ever put on the market, but people have loved it for a while now. It’s also one of the movies that Carl Weathers became known for since it delivers hard-hitting and very simple plot lines that don’t deviate and are easy to follow. When you want a good action flick that doesn’t make you snooze in the middle or wonder just what in the heck is going on or what you missed then this might be a good choice since it’s a non-stop rollercoaster ride from start

10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Action Jackson
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The Top Five Carl Weathers Movie Roles of His Career

You might wonder why Action Jackson and Rocky 2 don’t appear on this list in reference to Carl Weathers. The answer is pretty simple, this is a ‘best of’ list’, and while those roles were pretty good those listed below are just flat out awesome. Weathers is the kind of guy that was built for action and has the kind of brash yet intelligent mind and the attitude that make him perfect for being the person that goes out with guns blazing and a ‘shoot first ask later’ mentality. He’s not a dumb man by any means, he’s a thinker,

The Top Five Carl Weathers Movie Roles of His Career
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R.I.P. Sonny Landham (1941 – 2017)

Actor Sonny Landham, best known for his role as Native American tracker Billy Sole in 1987’s action classic Predator, has passed away from congestive heart failure, aged 76.

Landham began his career working in X-rated movies in the 1970s, before making his mainstream film debut in Walter Hill’s The Warriors in 1979.

In addition to Predator, Landham’s big screen credits includes roles in the likes of Southern Comfort, 48 Hrs., Action Jackson, Lock Up and Best of the Best 2, as well as guest appearances in the TV shows The A-Team, The Fall Guy and Miami Vice.
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Sonny Landham, Action Star of Predator, 48 Hours Dies at 76

Sonny Landham, Action Star of Predator, 48 Hours Dies at 76
Native American actor Sonny Landham, who portrayed Billy Sole in 1987's Predator, has sadly passed away at the age of 76. Landham was part Seminole and Cherokee and starred along side Arnold Schwarzenegger in Predator as well as roles in 48 Hrs. where he portrayed Billy Bear, The Warriors, Poltergeist, and Firewalker where he starred alongside Chuck Norris and Louis Gossett Jr. In addition to being an actor, Landham was also a professional stuntman and ran for political office in Kentucky, following the lead of fellow Predator stars Schwarzenegger and Jessie Ventura who became the governor of California and Minnesota, respectively.

Variety reports that the Sonny Landham died on Thursday at the age of 76 from congestive heart failure in Lexington, Kentucky. The actor had pretty much stopped acting in recent years and dedicated much of his time to politics, but never succeeded in holding office after not being able to obtain the
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‘Predator’ Actor Sonny Landham Dies at 76

‘Predator’ Actor Sonny Landham Dies at 76
Actor Sonny Landham, who appeared in “Predator” and “48 Hrs,” died from congestive heart failure Thursday in Lexington, Ky. He was 76.

The actor, who was part Seminole and part Cherokee, was best known for portraying Native American tracker Billy Sole in Arnold Schwarzenegger-starrer “Predator” in 1987. However, he did not appear in the film’s sequels.

Landham’s early work in the 1970s included several X-rated films, but after appearing in Walter Hill’s 1979 street-gang thriller “The Warriors,” Landham often portrayed the tough guy in 1980s films including roles in “Action Jackson” and “Lock Up.” With over 50 acting credits to his name, Landham continued to appear in films through the 1990s.

In 2003, Landham embarked on a brief campaign for the governor of Kentucky, but was unable to secure the Republican Party’s nomination. Landham also ran for the Kentucky State Senate in 2004, and was nominated by Kentucky’s Libertarian party for candidacy in 2008 for one of Kentucky’s
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2017 Golden Globes: Suck-Ups, Movie Stars and Meryl Streep in Rage Mode

2017 Golden Globes: Suck-Ups, Movie Stars and Meryl Streep in Rage Mode
Here's to the Golden Globes – what other award show would bring Meryl Streep onstage for a lifetime-achievement tribute and then have the orchestra salute her with Abba's "Mamma Mia"? A perfect moment to sum up everything the Globes stand for: finding the cheese lining in any artistic cloud. That's the saving grace of this dippiest and drunkest of award shows. Nobody cares who wins; all that matters at this TV party is locking the stars up together in the Beverly Hills Hilton, getting them ripped on free booze and
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Blu-ray Review – Firewalker (1986)

Firewalker, 1986.

Directed by J. Lee Thompson.

Starring Chuck Norris, Louis Gossett Jr., Melody Anderson, Sonny Landham, Will Sampson, John Rhys-Davies, Ian Abercrombie.

Synopsis:

A pair of hapless adventurers take on a job to find priceless Aztec gold but are pursued by a vengeful spirit who will stop at nothing to protect it.

Back in the mid-1980s there was a brief moment when ripping off Indiana Jones movies was a thing and, as was the norm, it was the legendary Cannon Films who were the masterminds behind many of those low-budget gems. Whilst the mainstream responded to Harrison Ford’s archaeological adventures with the likes of the slick Michael Douglas-led romp Romancing the Stone, Cannon gave us the lacklustre King Solomon’s Mines and its sequel Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (both of which featured a young Sharon Stone alongside Richard Chamberlain in the lead role
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A celebration of Carl Weathers, the man behind Rocky's Apollo Creed

A celebration of Carl Weathers, the man behind Rocky's Apollo Creed
It only took one view of the Creed trailer for the memories to come flooding back. The Rocky spinoff sees Sylvester Stallone on hand to train the son of his one-time nemesis Apollo Creed.

Of course, Carl Weathers, the man who brought Apollo to life, won't be present in the film (unless there's a Burgess Meredith-like spectral reappearance!), so we've taken some time out to celebrate the man behind the original Creed.

Rocky & Apollo Forever

Weathers played Apollo Creed in the first four Rocky films, duelling with Balboa before the pair eventually become brothers in arms. A thunderous punch from Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) shockingly killed Creed, prompting Rock to vow revenge in the ring.

Apollo is in Creed only in spirit, but there are still many fond memories. Chief of which has to be the above montage from Rocky III. Pure cheese, pure joy.

The handshake to end
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Hear From Cristela Alonzo and Other La Events

Cristela Alonzo is one of the breakout stars of this fall TV season. The stand up comic is the co-creator, co-executive producer and star of the ABC sitcom “Cristela.” No small feat for any performer, but statistics show that it’s even harder for Latina performers to carve out that kind of opportunity in Hollywood. Hear how Alonzo did Oct. 30 at a LifeRaft event hosted by the SAG Foundation. Other upcoming L.A. events include: Screening of “Predator” and “Action Jackson” and a Discussion With Carl Weathers Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood Click here for details. Neil Patrick Harris Book Signing Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. The Grove at Farmers Market 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles Click here for more information. Steam Carnival Oct. 25-26 Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles 112 E. 22nd Street, Warehouse #10, Los Angeles Click here for details. Lost Moon
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Action Jackson title in trouble

Action Jackson title in trouble
Prabhu Deva once again faces title trouble right after R.... Rajkumar where the director had to chop off the word 'Rambo' owing to copyright issues, and this time around, the film in question is Action Jackson. Warner Bros has asked the film's producers Baba Films and Eros Entertainment for an explanation since the Hollywood production house owns the right of the title Action Jackson, a 1988 film starring Carl Weathers and Sharon Stone. Moreover, we hear that on February 4, Warner Bros have sent a 48 hour notice asking them to change the title or face legal consequences since the title has already been registered by them. However, Gordhan Tanwani has maintained that he will not be giving up the title so easily. He also stated that the title was registered in all film producers' associations including the Impaa (Indian Motion Picture Producers' Association), the Guild, Amptpp (Association of Motion Pictures and Television
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First Time Watch #6: The Last Temptation of Christ

It says something about Martin Scorsese’s balls that after the relative commerical underperformance of The King of Comedy and After Hours that he was still willing to push both himself and the cinematic form in a way which almost treats the more business driven aspects of the business with almost complete disdain. While now regarded as firmly being one of the establishment, in the 1980′s Scorsese was a provocative outsider working within the studio system and making films which satisfied him though after The Color of Money, to-date his only sequel and an enteraining if light film, he could have taken a different path. Instead screenwriter Paul Schrader and he revisited the idea of an individual alone in a sea of people, a man tormented by personal demons, nearly losing his mind over doing so while deciding just how he wants to live his life. In the 1970′s their
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Premiere Of Sci-Fi Series 'Always Night' (Harry Lennix, Delila Vallot, Directed By Carl Weathers)

I was alerted to this by one of the stars of the series, Delila Vallot (a writer/director in her own right, whose last feature film, Tunnel Vision, we highlighted last fall). It's a new sci-fi web series directed by Carl Weathers (yes, Action Jackson himself), from a script by written by Art Washington and Zachary Waterfire, starring Harry Lennix, and Ms Vallot, who describes it as "sort of Twilight Zone meets Lost." I don't have an official synopsis for it, but maybe that's by design. You'll just have to discover it all for yourself. But hopefully the talent involved is enough to intrigue you. This is episode 1, which was all shot in one night. Watch it below: Always Night from...
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Premiere Of Sci-Fi Series 'Always Night' (Harry Lennix, Delila Vallot, Directed By Carl Weathers)

Premiere Of Sci-Fi Series 'Always Night' (Harry Lennix, Delila Vallot, Directed By Carl Weathers)
I was alerted to this by one of the stars of the series, Delila Vallot (a writer/director in her own right, whose last feature film, Tunnel Vision, we highlighted last fall). It's a new sci-fi web series directed by Carl Weathers (yes, Action Jackson himself), from a script by written by Art Washington and Zachary Waterfire, starring Harry Lennix, and Ms Vallot, who describes it as "sort of Twilight Zone meets Lost." I don't have an official synopsis for it, but maybe that's by design. You'll just have to discover it all for yourself. But hopefully the talent involved is enough to intrigue you. This is episode 1, which was all shot in one night. Watch it below: Always Night from art washington on Vimeo.

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Mad Monster Hosts Blacula Screening and Q&A with Special Guests on February 13th

If you're going to be near the Chinese Theaters in Hollywood this week, be sure to pop in on Wednesday to enjoy Mad Monster's screening of Blacula featuring a Q&A with cast members Denise Nicholas and Bob Minor. Sounds like a blast!

You can purchase tickets for Blacula at the Chinese Theaters here, and once you do, RSVP at the official Blacula event Facebook page for a free gift. Read on for all the details.

From the Press Release

Celebrate Black History Month with Mad Monster and Blacula, Dracula's 70’s Soul Brotha’, at the Chinese Theatres in Hollywood, Wednesday, February 13th at 9:00pm! The event will include a special Q&A with cast members Denise Nicholas who played "Michelle" and Blacula's stuntman, Bob Minor, moderated by author and film historian, Pat Jankiewicz, the last person to interview Blacula himself, William Marshall!

As always, there will be prize giveaways,
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Digital Fury: DVD Essentials for November

A Planet Fury-approved selection of notable genre releases for November.

Rites of Spring (2011) Mpi Home Video DVD Available Now

After abducting the daughter of a wealthy socialite, a group of kidnappers seek refuge in an abandoned school in the middle of a wooded nowhere. Little do they know that they’ve chosen the hunting grounds of a ravenous creature that can only be sated by ritualistic sacrifices every spring. Writer/director Padraig Reynolds’ crime thriller/slasher hybrid received mixed reviews during its short festival run, but it’s a solidly crafted piece with some good performances and impressive cinematography by Carl Herse. The one-sheet art is a thing of beauty.

Heaven’s Gate (1981) Criterion Blu-ray and DVD Available Now

Michael Cimino’s critically panned revisionist western has slowly gained a reputation as an overlooked gem. While it’s no masterpiece, his director’s cut is far better than the confusing
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Action Stars & Beer Commercials

Action stars and cold beers go together like Tango and Cash or Turner and Hooch, and just to prove it Jean Claude Van Damme has been sending himself up in the latest Coors Light ad campaign. With this in mind, Thn thought it may be pertinent to delve into the archives for other beer-guzzling celebrity advertisements.

There are certainly plenty of them out there.

Bruce Willis

Ah, who wouldn’t want to be Bruce Willis? Just hanging out with your macho friends and supping a refreshing Seagrams. And oh yeah, using the bottle as a microphone to sing a cheesy blues song? Dum de de dum dum, woke up this morning. Dum de de dum dum, thought I would make a fool of myself. That’s being harsh, though. We can forgive Bruce for singing on the porch, for serenading a scruffy, rough looking dog. We could even forgive him for (*cough* *cough*) Hudson Hawk.
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Not The 'Action Jackson' You're Looking For, But Carl Weathers Is Returning To 'Arrested Development'

I don't know about you guys, but since Hollywood is all about recycling old material these days, I wouldn't mind seeing Detroit Police Detective and Sergeant Jericho Jackson, known as "Action Jackson," back on the big screen again in a sequel. Yes he's 25 years older now, but so what? If Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenneger, Dolph Lundgren and company can return to action-hero movie glory, while not Carl Weathers?  Don't hold your breath though. This'll have to do in the meantime... Weathers will be returning to Netflix's (originally aired on Fox) comedy sitcom Arrested Development, reprising his role as, well, Carl Weathers,...
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Not The 'Action Jackson' You're Looking For, But Carl Weathers Is Returning To 'Arrested Development'

Not The 'Action Jackson' You're Looking For, But Carl Weathers Is Returning To 'Arrested Development'
I don't know about you guys, but since Hollywood is all about recycling old material these days, I wouldn't mind seeing Detroit Police Detective and Sergeant Jericho Jackson, known as "Action Jackson," back on the big screen again in a sequel. Yes he's 25 years older now, but so what? If Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenneger, Dolph Lundgren and company can return to action-hero movie glory, while not Carl Weathers?  Don't hold your breath though. This'll have to do in the meantime... Weathers will be returning to Netflix's (originally aired on Fox) comedy sitcom Arrested Development, reprising his role as, well, Carl Weathers, playing a parody of himself, as a thrifty, mooching Hollywood movie star whom Tobias (played by David Cross) hires to teach him his craft. Arrested Development originally aired for three seasons from November, 2003 to February, 2006 on Fox. Since cancellation, it has developed a cult following...

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Thn’s Cast For The Expendables 3

Say what you will about Sly and his Expendables, even if you’ve got no time for muscles and guns, anyone can appreciate the ultimate throwback to 80s action mayhem. Sly’s already managed to gather most of the action heroes together, and with recent news that Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford and Wesley Snipes are being touted for roles in The Expendables 3, we here at Thn thought we’d give Avi Lerner a hand with casting the third installment. Here’s our five possible picks for new additions to Sly’s rag-tag team of Shooty McShooterson’s. Honourable mentions go out to Danny Trejo, Roddy Piper, Bill Paxton and Hulk “Mr Nanny” Hogan, who should all definitely be in The Expendables 3. And Keith David.

Kurt Russell

No-one does eyepatches quite like Snake Plissken does eyepatches. Kurt Russell definitely needs to be an Expendable, or perhaps a turn as villain might be interesting to watch.
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Tom Wilson: How Biff From 'Back To The Future' Handles Fan Questions

Tom Wilson, the guy who played bully Biff Tannen in the "Back to the Future" movies, has come up with a nifty way to handle the most-asked fan questions about the beloved trilogy: by writing all the answers down on a postcard. Although it's been 22 years since the last film was in theaters, Wilson's still fielding queries about what it was like to work with Michael J. Fox ("Michael J. Fox is nice. I'm not in close contact with him"), hoverboard stories ("The hoverboards didn't really fly, we were hanging by wires from a cane") and what the maure was made of ("The manure was made from peat moss, cork, dirt and a food agent that made it sticky"). Oh, and what about Biff's famous catchphrases? "Among the many improvisations on set, I termed the coin 'butthead,' as well as 'Make like a tree, and get out of here.
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