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16 items from 2015


'London Has Fallen' Trailer: How Can the Same Thing Happen to the Same Guys Twice?

18 hours ago | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

"Oh, man, I can't f--king believe this. Another basement, another elevator. How can the same s--t happen to the same guy twice?" There's a great moment in Die Hard 2 when John McClane takes a second to acknowledge that it's really pretty ridiculous that he's going through yet another hostage scenario. And since the surprise 2013 hit Olympus Has Fallen was basically Die Hard in the White House, we're kind of hoping that Gerard Butler's character has a similar moment of self-awareness in next year's sequel, London Has Fallen. If he does, they've kept it out of the first teaser trailer for the movie, which oddly never truly shows off returning stars Butler and Aaron Eckhart. However it does show that the Potus and his new Secret Service...

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- Peter Hall

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Competition: Win ‘Killer Mermaids’ on DVD

28 June 2015 12:17 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

To celebrate the release of the action-packed creature feature Killer Mermaids – out on DVD 29th June – we have a copy to giveaway!

With the hugely talented and much talked about Zone of the Dead director Milan Todorovic at the helm, Killer Mermaids is perfectly paced as a group of well fleshed out characters fight to survive against the creatures from the deep… Throw in Die Hard 2‘s drug lord Franco Nero and you have a must-see which cries out for a sequel!

Order today on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1LJjWh9

To win a copy of Killer Mermaids on DVD, just answer the following question:

Which spaghetti western character did Franco Nero make famous? Was it:

a) The Man With No Name

b) Django

c) Trinity

Email your answer to NerdlyComps@gmail.com, making sure to include your name and address. You can also leave your answer on our Facebook page, »

- Phil Wheat

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Giveaway – Win Killer Mermaids on DVD

27 June 2015 4:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of the action-packed creature feature Killer Mermaids – out on DVD 29th June – we have a copy to giveaway!

With the hugely talented and much talked about Zone of the Dead director Milan Todorovic at the helm, Killer Mermaids is perfectly paced as a group of well fleshed out characters fight to survive against the creatures from the deep…

Throw in Die Hard 2’s Drug Lord Franco Nero and you have a must-see which cries out for a sequel!

You can order Killer Mermaids here.

The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, July 12th. UK readers only please. To enter, use one of the following methods…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

By entering this competition you agree to our terms and conditions, which you can read here.

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- Gary Collinson

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The Five Worst Film Franchises

21 June 2015 10:27 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras on the five worst film franchises…

Film franchises are easy targets for writers looking to grind an axe and bemoan the current state of big budget cinema. Like a pinata filled with gold bullion and airplane sized bottles of bourbon, everyone is just a little too eager to take a swing. It’s an easy topic to opine on because of the sheer volume of franchises being produced. They’re growing like weeds planted by studios who hope to create the next cash crop. There are so many terrible franchises in the history of Hollywood. I could spend an entire series of columns detailing cinematic tragedies like Twilight. I mean seriously…. did you sit through any of those Twilight movies? They could have been classified as cruel and unusual punishment under the Geneva Convention.

In an effort to maintain a constructive conversation on the topic, I’m going »

- Anghus Houvouras

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25 mainly forgotten Us number 1 movies from the 2000s

13 May 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kevin Spacey, Steven Seagal and, erm, Kangaroo Jack: they all nabbed the box office top spot last decade...

By the end of the 2000s, getting number one at the American box office was a valuable marketing commodity. As such, studios pumped more and more money into making sure they at least had a great opening weekend for their product.

The consequence of this was that it was harder and harder for smaller and quirkier films to take a brief spot in the sun. Certainly towards the second half of the decade, it seems that the number one movie each week was pre-ordinained in a marketing meeting somewhere.

Still, there were some films that have since fallen out of public view that clawed their way to number one. How many of these do you remember?

Eye Of The Beholder

January 2000, one week

Based on Marc Behm's book of the same name, »

- simonbrew

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Big Game review: Cheap and charming action movie for kids

6 May 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Jalmari Helander; Screenwriter: Jalmari Helander; Starring: Samuel L Jackson, Onni Tommila, Ray Stevenson, Victor Garber, Ted Levine, Felicity Huffman, Jim Broadbent; Running time: 90 mins; Certificate: 12A

"Say cheese," the final words spoken in Big Game, could not be more appropriate for this Finnish/British/German co-production from Rare Exports director Jalmari Helander.

This is a cheap and charming throwback to action movies of the '80s and '90s, an era before spandex-clad superheroes dominated the multiplexes. Think of it as a blend of Die Hard, Lethal Weapon and Last Action Hero, but aimed squarely at the younger crowd.

Samuel L Jackson is top-billed playing the President of the United States, who finds himself lost in the wilderness of Finland after Air Force One gets blasted out of the sky by terrorists. His only hope for survival is Oskari (Onni Tommila), a young boy thrown into the woods by »

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Slideshow: 2014 Hollywood Show Portraits Anticipate the 2015 Show From May 1 to 3

30 April 2015 10:31 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Previous | Image 1 of 25 | NextBai Ling of ‘The Crow.’

Chicago – The Hollywood Show is back, and all your favorite TV and movie stars are available to meet, take pictures with and get autographs. The 2015 Chicago edition is May 1 through 3, with Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd the celebrity appearance days. HollywoodChicago.com was there for the 2014 Show, and captured some Exclusive Portraits of the type of celebrities the Hollywood Show brings directly to the fans.

Scheduled to appear at the 2014 Hollywood Show include the dynamic duo from the 1966 Batman TV show, Adam West and Burt Ward (Saturday only); Henry “Fonzie” Winkler (Saturday), “Chips” stars Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada; Louise Fletcher from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”; Linda Blair from “The Exorcist”; secondary cast members from the popular film “A League of Their Own”; and for the first time some legendary sports celebrities like Bobby Hull (Chicago Black »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Big Game review

29 April 2015 5:37 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Samuel L Jackson leads a batty comedy thriller from the director of Rare Exports. Here's Ryan's review of Big Game...

Released in 2010, Rare Exports was a mischievous comic horror film about a small Finnish town menaced by a feral Santa Claus. Action thriller Big Game marks writer-director Jalmari Helander’s English-language debut, and like Rare Exports, it mischievously plays with the expectations of its genre.

Set in the mountains of northern Finland, it introduces Oskari (Onni Tommila, the returning star of Rare Exports), a 13-year-old boy nervously attempting to pass a coming-of-age test. It’s the custom in Oskari’s community for a boy to head out into the forest and hunt down the biggest animal he can find; as one elder puts it, “A boy goes into the wilderness and comes back as a man.”

The problem is, Oskari’s far from a born hunter; unlike his father (Jorma Tommila »

- ryanlambie

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Castle Recap: Sneaks on a Plane

27 April 2015 8:24 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

First, some disclosure: I love pretty much any thriller set on a plane. Passenger 57, Flightplan, Airport, Executive Decision, Air Force One… Die Hard 2, by extension.

So for that reason, but also others, I kinda loved this hour of Castle, and felt it was easily the best episode since 3Xk’s return.

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For one, the episode did right by Rick, putting him in command of this investigation into an air marshal’s mid-flight murder. He was smart and a bit more serious than usual, »

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Joel Silver finds financing to expand company

27 April 2015 12:51 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Joel Silver has secured financing from Canadian drug store mogul Daryl Katz to beef up his long-running company.

Former head of international and media finance at ICM Hal Sadoff joins as CEO of Silver Pictures Entertainment, which now has the capital source to independently develop, produce, finance and package a slate of film, TV and digital projects.

Silver’s former Silver Pictures folds into the new venture and as such the veteran producer maintains his quarter-century relationship with Warner Bros, where he has set up the third Sherlock Holmes film and a Project X sequel. Additional titles under the arrangement include Logan’s Run, Ben 10 and The Galton Case.

Silver evp of production executives Ethan Erwin, svp of production Aaron Auch and svp of production Sarah Meyer continue to oversee production and development.

Silver has produced more than 70 films including the Sherlock Holmes franchise, The Matrix trilogy, four-part Lethal Weapon series, Die Hard and [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Joel Silver finds financing to boost company

27 April 2015 12:51 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Joel Silver has secured financing from Canadian drug store mogul Daryl Katz to beef up his long-running company.

Former head of international and media finance at ICM Hal Sadoff joins as CEO of Silver Pictures Entertainment, which now has the capital source to independently develop, produce, finance and package a slate of film, TV and digital projects.

Silver’s former Silver Pictures folds into the new venture and as such the veteran producer maintains his quarter-century relationship with Warner Bros, where he has set up the third Sherlock Holmes film and a Project X sequel. Additional titles under the arrangement include Logan’s Run, Ben 10 and The Galton Case.

Silver evp of production executives Ethan Erwin, svp of production Aaron Auch and svp of production Sarah Meyer continue to oversee production and development.

Silver has produced more than 70 films including the Sherlock Holmes franchise, The Matrix trilogy, four-part Lethal Weapon series, Die Hard and [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Silver Pictures finds financier

27 April 2015 12:51 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Joel Silver has secured financing from Canadian drug store mogul Daryl Katz to beef up his long-running company.

Former head of international and media finance at ICM Hal Sadoff joins as CEO of Silver Pictures Entertainment, which now has the capital source to independently develop, produce, finance and package a slate of film, TV and digital projects.

Silver’s former Silver Pictures folds into the new venture and as such the veteran producer maintains his quarter-century relationship with Warner Bros, where he has set up the third Sherlock Holmes film and a Project X sequel. Additional titles under the arrangement include Logan’s Run, Ben 10 and The Galton Case.

Silver evp of production executives Ethan Erwin, svp of production Aaron Auch and svp of production Sarah Meyer continue to oversee production and development.

Silver has produced more than 70 films including the Sherlock Holmes franchise, The Matrix trilogy, four-part Lethal Weapon series, Die Hard and [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 review

12 April 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kevin James is back as Paul Blart. But there's nothing - nothing, nothing, nothing - here to make anyone think about a Paul Blart 3

This review contains a spoiler for the beginning of Alien 3.

In early 2009, Paul Blart: Mall Cop was Kevin James' family-friendly answer to Die Hard, set in a mall in New Jersey. Released in Us cinemas during a drought of kid-friendly fare, it stuck around in the box office charts for 12 weeks after it was released, eventually hoovering up $146m domestically. Just as quick off the mark as the titular character, it's taken six years for the inevitable Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 to arrive.

After the genre trappings of the first film, it's only logical that the sequel turns out to be a family-friendly Die Hard 2. That is to say, it's basically the first one, all over again, in a different location and somehow not as good. »

- simonbrew

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Die Hard: ranking the movies in order of quality

14 January 2015 10:55 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

You know what the best Die Hard is. You know what the worst is. But where do the others sit in the Die Hard league table?

A quick preamble. Over the course of the coming weeks and months, we're going to be exploring many of our favourite movie franchises, and ranking the films in order. Mainly because it gives us a further chance to talk about many of our favourite films.

Inevitably, the ordering in these cases isn't always going to come as a surprise - we go into this with the first and last place in most of these lists immediately obvious - but it's interesting to see how the movies stand in the context of each other. Police Academy week in particular should be a hoot.

When it comes to ranking the Die Hard films then, the battle is really between Die Hards 2 and 3 for second place. But »

- simonbrew

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Retrospective: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (Part One)

12 January 2015 3:25 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After several successful seasons on HBO under its belt, Tales from the Crypt and its iconic host, The Cryptkeeper (voiced by John Kassir), made the leap to the big screen in January 1995 with the feature film Demon Knight. Directed by Ernest Dickerson and starring William Sadler, Billy Zane, Jada Pinkett, Dick Miller, Brenda Bakke, Thomas Hayden Church, Cch Pounder and Charles Fleischer, Demon Knight debuted at #3 its opening weekend and took in over $21 million during its theatrical run, making the first of the Tales from the Crypt a bona fide success (even if the critics didn’t seem to think so).

A movie best remembered by fans for its masterful blending of horror and comedy, an incredibly diverse and talented cast  of players as well as an iconic soundtrack and jaw-dropping special effects to boot, it was love at first sight after I first experienced Demon Knight all those years »

- Heather Wixson

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Alien 3: the story ideas that never made it to the screen

12 January 2015 8:46 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

During its fraught production, Alien 3 went through dozens of drafts. We look at some of the story ideas that never made it to the screen...

When the credits rolled on 1986's Aliens, the inevitable question from many cinemagoers was, "What happens next?"

For 20th Century Fox, and writer-producers David Giler and Walter Hill, it took nearly six years to figure out an answer to that question. Certainly, when Aliens was in production, director James Cameron had some ideas about a sequel; he once spoke about the prospect of Ripley, Hicks and young Newt - a makeshift family thrown together by that film's events - meeting up again for a second sequel to Alien.

“I know that James Cameron had planned to have Hicks, Ripley and me in Alien 3, to have a family-type thing", Newt actress Carrie Henn said in 1995.

A year after Aliens came out, Cameron was unequivocal »

- ryanlambie

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