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Boiling Point Creative, the gifted team behind artwork for such films like Total Recall, Pirates!, Hotel Transylvania, The Adventures Of Tintin and other successful campaigns (check their portfolio here), has turned their considerable talents to the world of Japanese anime and the king of monsters, Godzilla, in their Shogun Warriors poster series.
Boiling Point’s newest set of 5 features Godzilla, Mazinga, Gaiking, Raydeen and Dragun, all measured at 16″ x 24″. They look fantastic. Behold the goods!
Each poster sells for $30, or you can get the whole set for $125 (a $25 savings if my math is correct)! To visit their store in its entirety, go here. Or, for the Shogun Warrior series, visit here. »
- Andy Greene
As all lovers of crime, suspense thriller, war, western, horror and science fiction films know, creating a truly great cinematic villain is no easy task. When it happens, it’s virtually impossible to forget that character.
We’ll now take a look at the greatest film villains of the 1980’s.
The criteria for this article is the same as my previous article Cinema’s Greatest Villains: The 1970’s: the villains must be from live-action films-no animated features-and must pose some type of direct or indirect lethal threat. The villains can be either individuals or small groups that act as one unit.
The villains must be human or human in appearance, so no shape-shifting alien from John Carpenter’s amazing 1982 The Thing, no Aliens from James Cameron’s classic 1986 sequel and no Predator from John McTiernan’s beloved 1987 film of the same name.
Also, individuals that are the central protagonists/antiheroes »
- Terek Puckett
Scream Factory brings us 1985's space vampire flick Lifeforce to Blu-ray for the first time ever. Although Tobe Hooper's blend of sci-fi and horror didn't fare well at the box office when first released, it's gained a cult following over the years thanks to video and DVD. Lifeforce Collector's Edition includes both the theatrical cut and a longer director approved version.
An alien spacecraft is discovered in the midst of Halley's Comet by astronauts sent to investigate. Upon entering the ship, they find three humanoids which are in a type of sleep state. They bring the bodies aboard their vessel and discover too quickly that was a mistake. The aliens take over the Earthbound craft by killing everyone on board. Led by their seductively beautiful leader, they arrive on Earth and begin draining the life out of everyone they encounter.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Eric Shirey)
Sony to make English-language version of French crime film, with Fast & Furious producer Neal Moritz at helm
Studio Sony has bought the rights to Audiard's unorthodox gangster flick, the tale of a young and guileless French-Algerian felon who flourishes after becoming the prison pet of a greasy Corsican gangster. Tahar Rahim and Niels Arestrup took the lead roles in the original film, which won the Grand Prix at Cannes and was France's entry for the foreign-language Oscar as well as the winner of a remarkable nine prizes at the Césars, the nation's top film award ceremony.
The Us version is being put together by producer Neal Moritz, who is best known for the enduringly popular Fast & Furious movies. Moritz has history, good and bad, in the remake game: he oversaw the »
- Ben Child
After a yearlong hiatus in 2011, Austin-based band The Rocketboys returned to their home studio to record Build Anyway. The album, which chronicles some of the band’s struggles personally and musically, was released in the summer of 2012. The Rocketboys are back with a new music video for “Marching to the Palace”, a track from Build Anyway. The video, directed by Dustin Reid, is a shameless homage to the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger classic Total Recall. The action packed narrative of the video nicely compliments the upbeat yet ethereal vibe of the song. The band will be hosting a video release »
It had to happen: someone saw mainstream potential in Jacques Audiard‘s magnificent prison/crime drama A Prophet, and has set the film up for a remake at a Us studio. Neal H. Mortiz (producer of the Fast/Furious films and stuff like Total Recall and Prison Break) will produce the remake for Sony, which optioned the story. The original film [...] »
- Russ Fischer
Warning: Spoilers all up in the conference room.
Never trust an organized entity, especially if it has a 401K plan.
As this week's new thriller "The East" chronicles a former FBI agent's transition to a private job at a sinister intelligence agency, we thought we'd look back at the rich history of evil movie corporations and separate the maniacally, outrageously, inexcusably evil from the "Aw, that's cute, look at them trying to be evil" evil.
Our extensive audit resulted in the following cinematic analysis. Proceed with caution, employees and non-employees alike.
15. Initech ('Office Space')
Peter Gibbons' corporate hell, personified in the passive-aggressive overtime demands of Lumbergh and stapler-fetishizing mumblings of Milton, wasn’t bent on world domination or the complete destruction of humanity. The evil here was much more subtle, realistic and soul-crushing. Thankfully, Peter escaped with a swanky blue collar job cleaning up filth — a better »
- Adam D'Arpino
"Remember Me" is a game about loss and redemption in a society that has opted out of privacy in favor of blissful ignorance thanks to a revolutionary device that can digitize memories which can be shared and wiped. In this brave new world, these memories act as commodities to be bought, bargained, and sold for all your wants and needs. Nothing is secret and no memory is painful anymore -- the ideal of a Utopian society that shares all its thoughts while simply erasing the bad ones. However, an underground movement, started by a group calling itself "Errorists," believe that humanity is heading in the wrong direction and the privileged few aren't seeing the full picture. There's a dark side, you'll see, to messing around in people's noggins and it's not very pretty. This is all set up for our amnesiac protagonist, Nilin, to dole out justice against the evil Memorize corporation, »
- Clint Mize
When a Blade Runner sequel was announced, fans were happy to hear that Ridley Scott was returning to direct. Later, it was revealed that Blade Runner screenwriter Hampton Fancher would be writing the new script, but it has been announced that a new writer is being brought in to work on a rewrite.
“Los Angeles, CA, May 31, 2013—Writer Michael Green is in negotiations to do a rewrite of Alcon Entertainment’s “Blade Runner” sequel penned by Hampton Fancher (“Blade Runner,” “The Minus Man,” “The Mighty Quinn”) and to be directed by Ridley Scott. Fancher’s original story/screenplay is set some years after the first film concluded.
Alcon co-founders and co-Chief Executive Officers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove will produce with Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin, along with Ridley Scott. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO’s of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers.
Green recently completed rewrites »
- Jonathan James
Alcon Entertainment has been working on the project for over two years, since announcing in early 2011 that it had secured film, TV and ancillary franchise rights to produce prequels and sequels to the iconic thriller. In August 2011, Scott committed to direct.
Watch the New Trailer For ‘Ender’s Game’
Alcon has noted that Scott and his “Blade Runner” collaborator Fancher originally conceived of “Blade Runner” as the first in a series of films incorporating the themes and characters featured in Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?,” from which “Blade Runner” was adapted.
Fancher’s original story/screenplay is set several years after the first film concluded in a dystopian version of Los Angeles.
Alcon co-toppers »
- Dave McNary
Directed by Roger Christian.
Four isolated astronauts on board a bio-dome space craft experience a ghostly intercession after a meteor storm, leading to paranoia, fear and death.
I was trapped watching Stranded. Trapped on a train travelling home from London. There was nowhere to go and I had to watch it. Twenty minutes into the film my daughter told me she “couldn’t watch anymore of this” and went back to taking pictures of cups for Instagram. I envied her.
A fair few years back a group of friends, my wife and I attempted to create an “A to Z of B-Movies Available to Rent and Buy”. We had no idea where it would go, but our goal was to make a book about these films. After about four films we couldn’t continue due to the awful task we’d set ourselves. »
- Flickering Myth
It is perhaps fair to say that nothing has divided movie-goers more than the very notion of remakes. It seems to have become one of the most profitable methods for movie making in Hollywood today. From all out reboots like “The Amazing Spider-Man” to modernised remakes like “Total Recall”, everyone has an opinion on this. While some folks think it’s a travesty bereft of any semblance of originality, others simply think “Sure, why not?”.
There are of course films that we may not have realised were remakes. Either because we had never heard of the original (perhaps due to its age) or that it was so gut-wrenchingly awful that it has been effectively brushed under the carpet of time and erased from the memory of modern cinematic society. Whatever the case may be, if we’ve heard of the original, or seen it, chances are some of us are »
- Neil Cochrane
The Book: Any Philip K. Dick novel
Why it should be adapted:
This is the final installment of the “5 Sci-Fi books that should be adapted” column and I was a little bit stuck on what the last book should be. Call it an editorial writer’s block, if you will. Now, some of you might consider this to be lazy or uncreative, but I stand by this choice. If you were to list some of the best Science Fiction that’s ever been written, some of Philip K.Dick’s novels would likely show up a time or two, at the very least.
It isn’t unprecedented for a Dick novel to be adapted for a movie. Some of the more popular movies that have been a Philip K. Dick novel are Total Recall, Minority Report, Blade Runner, and The Adjustment Bureau. These are just a small handful of movies »
- Drew Koenig
Universal Picture has decided to take the 1994 Jean-Claude Van Damme sci-fi action film Timecop and remake it. Why? I guess they thought they could do a better job this time around, and you know what? They're probably right.
Look, I enjoyed Timecop just as much as the next guy, but let's face it, the movie was far from perfect. I can see someone actually turning it into a better film. I know it's one of Van Damme's best and most successful movies, but it's not one of my favorites. It's just kind of ridiculous that Universal has resorted to remaking this film. I don't know how it can be any better than the Total Recall remake, and that movie bombed.
The original film was based on a story published by Dark Horse Comics, and it's set in the near future "where time travel is regulated by a police force, and »
- Joey Paur
Hollywood sequels, remakes, and reboots have become so commonplace these days that it should no longer register any surprise when you hear news that a studio is developing yet another one. Still, there are those cases where Hollywood announces a remake and it’s a little perplexing. Was anyone really asking for a “Total Recall” remake, for example? The answer, as it turned out last year, was no. That doesn’t faze the studio heads, especially not Universal who are planning on doing a reboot of their own. The project is “Timecop,” a remake of the 1994 Jean-Claude Van Damme sci-fi action film which was simultaneously released as a comic that same year. The film wound up becoming a box office success and helped to launch a sequel (direct-to-video) and a spin-off TV series (cancelled after nine episodes). In the film -- set in the far future of 2004 -- Van Damme plays Max Walker, »
- Ken Guidry
In my mind this is how I picture Jcvd took the news that Universal was planning to reboot one of his most successful films without his involvement. Universal is presently searching out writers to reboot and re-imagine the concept of the 1994 sci-fi actioner Timecop. You will remember that the story of the film is about a police force called the Time Enforcement Commission that regulates time travel. Van Damme played the cop who crosses a crooked politician using time travel to further his career. Can we just take a second to remind Universal what happened to Sony and the near disastrous performance of a reboot of a much more idolized sci-fi action epic Total Recall. The film bombed domestically here in North America. If it were...
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"The Last Stand," Arnold Schwarzenegger's return to his role as a leading man action star, hits Blu-ray and DVD today, so we're bringing you this exclusive look at a featurette from the disc. If you've ever seen how Schwarzenegger talks about his movies, especially the "Total Recall" audio commentary, you know how fun it can be.
Also, to celebrate the release, we spoke with Schwarzenegger's co-star Jaimie Alexander, who explained what it was like to watch herself in an action movie alongside the legend.
Check out our interview with Jaimie Alexander after the jump!
How has it been looking back at "The Last Stand"?
I've said it before, but this probably the most fun I've ever had on a set. We all would eat lunch together every day. We just had such a great crew and cast. I wish there could be a sequel.
Is it different watching yourself in an action movie? »
- Kevin P. Sullivan
“If they asked me, I’d certainly love to – let’s put it that way. But I don’t know what the script is. I don’t know what Arnold wants. I’m a big fan in fact of Conan. That’s a great movie and I found that the composer, Basil Poledouris, basically inspired many of my movies [the soundtracks] like Arnold, Robocop, Starship Troopers and Total Recall. The score of Conan is great. The style of editing that (John) Milius used was very beautiful, and Arnold does a great job. He was really the perfect choice.”
There’s no director yet. Hell, the script isn’t even finished, but given their past working relationship I suppose it »
- Philip Sticco
Who knows what horrors are contained within the Earth. Unless you have one of those nifty Total Recall remake elevators, there's just no way to know. Luckily for us monster movie fans, some poor souls are about to find out for themselves.
Screen Daily reports that Av Pictures’ Cannes slate includes in-demand sci-fi thriller Scintilla, which eOne has picked up for multiple territories. Billy O’Brien directs the story of a disparate group of mercenaries hired to a lead a special unit deep into a former Soviet state to retrieve data from an underground militia base. John Lynch, Morjana Alaoui, Ned Denehey, Beth Winslet, and Antonia Thomas star in the thriller, now in post-producution.
Also new to Av’s slate is horror Let Us Prey (previous story here), currently in pre-production. Liam Cunningham »
- Uncle Creepy
Benaroya Pictures and International Film Trust have acquired the rights to the remaining international territories for Cell, the forthcoming film based on the bestselling Stephen King novel. The film is set to be directed by Tod Williams (Paranormal Activity 2). Read on for the full press release.
(Cannes, France) – May 15, 2013 – On the eve of the Cannes Film Market, Benaroya Pictures and Miscellaneous Entertainment’s newly formed international sales company, International Film Trust (Ift), has added a new title to their Cannes slate: the Stephen King adaptation, Cell starring John Cusack, it was announced today by Ift President Ariel Veneziano.
- Andy Greene
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