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Are you ready for Part 2? More Gladiators of the '90s: Then and now

We certainly felt the power of 10 former Gladiators yesterday, as we took a look at what some of the stars went on to after the success of ITV's '90s hit.

We were bowled over to discover that Blaze (Eunice Huthart) is a stunt double to A-listers and godmother to Angelina Jolie's daughter Shiloh, and that Rhino (Mark Smith) went on to star in Hollywood films including Ben Affleck's Oscar-winning drama Argo.

But whatever happened to the villainous Wolf or the infamous Shadow, who was dramatically sacked from the series? We haven't found many current pictures of this lot, but here's a little bit about what 9 more of our favourite former Gladiators got up to after their time on the show:

1. Scorpio (Nikki Diamond)

Contenders were subjected to the mighty sting of the speedy Scorpio. Former bodybuilder and model Nikki Diamond was an original Gladiator, but was forced
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Is Mark Hamill a Victim of the Weirdest, Grossest and Most Bizarre Movie Death Ever?

It must be equal parts exhilarating and exhausting for an actor to become associated with a single film role. For Mark Hamill, that part will always be the heroic Luke Skywalker from Star Wars. The film series was an enormous success for Hamill, then a young hopeful who at that point had only appeared on television and performed voice roles. Life after the space opera wasn’t as easy as he’d hoped — at least professionally. Hamill tried to avoid being typecast, which led to some bizarre roles in his attempt to sidestep his squeaky-clean image. However, Hamill never seemed to stray too far from the science fiction universe. There were plenty of antagonist parts to counterbalance the naive character he played, including a part in 1989’s Slipstream...

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Bill Paxton In Talks To Join Tom Cruise In All You Need Is Kill

Bill Paxton is certainly no stranger to the science-fiction genre. His friendship with James Cameron resulted in roles in movies like Aliens and The Terminator, but he was also in Weird Science, Slipstream and Predator 2. And now he.s close to adding yet another bit of sci-fi to his resume. Variety reports that Paxton is in talks to join the upcoming sci-fi action film All You Need Is Kill, co-starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. The story, which is based on a graphic novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, tells the story of a solider (Cruise) who is forced to keep reliving the last day of his life over and over again after he is killed in a war against an alien race. Much like how Bill Murray became a better person in Groundhog Day, the solider uses these time loops to train and become a better soldier. Should he accept
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Hot Rods & Droids: A George Lucas Profile (Part 3)

Trevor Hogg profiles the career of legendary filmmaker George Lucas in the third of a six-part feature... read parts one and two.

“We both have a tradition that, when we have a film opening for which there are high expectations, we get out of town,” stated filmmaker Steven Spielberg, who vacationed with colleague George Lucas in Hawaii while Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and Star Wars (1977) were being theatrically released. Lucas asked Spielberg what he would like to do as his follow-up effort. “I said I wanted to do a James Bond film. United Artists had approached me after Sugarland Express [1974] and asked me to do a film for them. I said, ‘Sure give me the next James Bond film.’ But they said they couldn’t do that. Then George said he had a film that was even better than a James Bond. It was called Raiders of the Lost Ark
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'Tron: Legacy' is Steven Lisberger's Redemption Song

(from left) Garrett Hedlund, Steven Lisberger, Jeff Bridges and Joseph Kosinski on the set of Tron: Legacy

Photo: Walt Disney Pictures Jeff Bridges started off the love fest early in the day at the press junket for Tron: Legacy saying, "They brought Steven Lisberger on and I believe that was essential. He was the godfather of the things, he was the source." Lisberger, of course, is the writer, director and co-creator of the original 1982 Tron.

As the day went on, everyone from the actors to Disney Production President Sean Bailey to Tron: Legacy's director Joseph Kosinski spoke enthusiastically of Lisberger's involvement in Disney's tentpole film for Christmas 2010. Quite a comeback for a man whose last film credit was 1989's little seen Slipstream with Bill Paxton. Before that he directed Hot Pursuit with a young up and comer named John Cusack, a film with a budget so low that according to Lisberger,
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Mark Hamill to star in 'New Gen' comic adaptation

Star Wars' lead Mark Hamill is to headline a cross-platform adaptation of the comicbook series New-Gen Universe, including a theatrical feature release.

A.P.N.G. Enterprises' comic centres on a future society in another dimension, where the societal harmony between humans, 'strange creatures' and robots is torn apart by a battle over nanotechnology between two super-powered scientists. Gabriel, one of the feuding scientists, consigns Deadalus (the other) to the 'Underworld' and sends his infant twin children to Earth, where they are destined to be separated and only learn later of their identity. The children and other creatures develop "NanoPowers" in the Association for the Protection of the New Generation (A.P.N.G.), and are destined to war against Deadalus after his transformation into the evil Sly, a tyrant with the power to transform worlds.

Sounds like the most epic project Mark Hamill will have undertaken since Return Of The Jedi
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Mark Hamill to star in 'New Gen' comic adaptation

Star Wars' lead Mark Hamill is to headline a cross-platform adaptation of the comicbook series New-Gen Universe, including a theatrical feature release.

A.P.N.G. Enterprises' comic centres on a future society in another dimension, where the societal harmony between humans, 'strange creatures' and robots is torn apart by a battle over nanotechnology between two super-powered scientists. Gabriel, one of the feuding scientists, consigns Deadalus (the other) to the 'Underworld' and sends his infant twin children to Earth, where they are destined to be separated and only learn later of their identity. The children and other creatures develop "NanoPowers" in the Association for the Protection of the New Generation (A.P.N.G.), and are destined to war against Deadalus after his transformation into the evil Sly, a tyrant with the power to transform worlds.

Sounds like the most epic project Mark Hamill will have undertaken since Return Of The Jedi
See full article at Shadowlocked »

Mark Hamill to star in 'New Gen' comic adaptation

Star Wars' lead Mark Hamill is to headline a cross-platform adaptation of the comicbook series New-Gen Universe, including a theatrical feature release.

A.P.N.G. Enterprises' comic centres on a future society in another dimension, where the societal harmony between humans, 'strange creatures' and robots is torn apart by a battle over nanotechnology between two super-powered scientists. Gabriel, one of the feuding scientists, consigns Deadalus (the other) to the 'Underworld' and sends his infant twin children to Earth, where they are destined to be separated and only learn later of their identity. The children and other creatures develop "NanoPowers" in the Association for the Protection of the New Generation (A.P.N.G.), and are destined to war against Deadalus after his transformation into the evil Sly, a tyrant with the power to transform worlds.

Sounds like the most epic project Mark Hamill will have undertaken since Return Of The Jedi
See full article at Shadowlocked »

Mark Hamill to star in 'New Gen' comic adaptation

Star Wars' lead Mark Hamill is to headline a cross-platform adaptation of the comicbook series New-Gen Universe, including a theatrical feature release.

A.P.N.G. Enterprises' comic centres on a future society in another dimension, where the societal harmony between humans, 'strange creatures' and robots is torn apart by a battle over nanotechnology between two super-powered scientists. Gabriel, one of the feuding scientists, consigns Deadalus (the other) to the 'Underworld' and sends his infant twin children to Earth, where they are destined to be separated and only learn later of their identity. The children and other creatures develop "NanoPowers" in the Association for the Protection of the New Generation (A.P.N.G.), and are destined to war against Deadalus after his transformation into the evil Sly, a tyrant with the power to transform worlds.

Sounds like the most epic project Mark Hamill will have undertaken since Return Of The Jedi
See full article at Shadowlocked »

'Star Wars' Producer Gary Kurtz Builds 'Panzer 88'

'Star Wars' Producer Gary Kurtz Builds 'Panzer 88'
Gary Kurtz is a revered filmmaker among genre afficionados, having produced Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. The fact that Kurtz chose not to work on the succeeding lesser Star Wars films helped create the perception that he was an almost mythic totem that, once lost, caused the blockbuster saga to spin helplessly out of control. The perception isn't entirely correct, however, since Kurtz's presence on Return to Oz or the 1989 Mark Hamill starrer Slipstream did little to elevate those misbegotten movies. But perhaps Kurtz has learned from his mistakes, since he's now producing a modestly budgeted (20 million dollar) film that combines the war and horror genres -- Panzer 88. More after...
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"Star Wars" Producer set to make "Panzer 88"

  • Fangoria
Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back producer Gary Kurtz hasn’t made many films since departing Return Of The Jedi (Slipstream anyone?), but he’s now working on a “a good, good project. You haven’t seen anything like it for a while. It’s a visceral, reality-based story with horror overtones, and the idea is to have it be like the best of the graphic novels these days.” Find out more about Panzer 88 and see some concept art after the break.
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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 30 years on - where are they now?

To celebrate the 30th birthday of The Empire Strikes Back this coming Friday, Ryan finds out what happened next for those involved...

How about this for making some of us feel old? The Empire Strikes Back got its maiden cinema release on May 21st 1980. That, at the time of this article going live, is tomorrow. Tomorrow, one of the finest science fiction blockbusters of all time is going to be 30.

It's testament to the many strengths of the movie that it's still talked about so frequently three decades on, and many, of course, rate it as the finest Star Wars movie of the lot. But what happened to those who worked on it, in front of and behind the camera? We decided to celebrate the film's birthday by finding out...

Mark Hamill - Luke Skywalker

Following the massive success of the Star Wars original trilogy, Hamill spent much of his
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Mark Hamill to Direct his Black Pearl Comic Book Movie

Hey, kids, remember Mark Hamill from “Star Wars”? Well that’s basically all you remember Mark Hamill from probably, even though he’s done a ton of films since, including “The Guyver” and “Slipstream”, as well as plenty of voicework, including the Joker in “Batman: Mask of the Phantasm”. And for fans of the short-lived comic book TV show “The Flash”, he played The Trickster in a couple of memorial episodes. It’s been a consistent, if under-the-radar career post-”Star Wars”, but Hamill would like to change all that by directing a movie based on his 1996 limited series comic book “The Black Pearl”, not to be mistaken with that boat that carried Jack Sparrow around in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies. Originally published by Dark House Comics in 1996, “The Black Pearl” follows a man name Luther Drake, who saves a woman from abduction then finds himself at the center of a media frenzy,
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Blog Trends From My Bunk 04/22/10

  • Pajiba
Is it Earth Day? You wouldn't know it from the lack of relevant content on the movie blogs today. Aside from reviews of Oceans and promotions of Avatar on DVD, I've seen only a few acknowledgments and celebrations of Mother Nature and the films made in her honor. So I'd like to recommend two little-seen environmentalism-themed movies that you might enjoy:

Pom Poko - Made by the same Japanese animation studio that produces Hiyao Miyazaki's films (most of which also have a pro-nature theme), Isao Takahata's 1994 movie about a war between forest-dwelling raccoons and the humans trying to plow that forest down for suburban development is just as worthy of your and your children's attention. Just as long as you don't have a problem with giant, malleable testicles being a prominent part of the story.

The Last Winter - Larry Fessenden's 2006 eco-thriller has some of the cheesiest special
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