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11 items from 2017

Lethal Weapon Season 2: Riggs' Dad to Be Played by CSI: Miami Vet Rex Linn

8 August 2017 4:09 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Lethal Weapon viewers will get some insight into what makes Martin Riggs tick when CSI: Miami vet Rex Linn plays the off-kilter cop’s father in Season 2.

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Appearing across multiple episodes in Texas flashbacks alongside a tweenage Martin, the father/son relationship will inform Riggs’ current-day issues, which are not going to be entirely resolved by the resolution of his wife’s death.

Lethal Weapon showrunner Matt Miller tells TVLine that John Lithgow, with whom he worked on Season 1 of NBC’s Trial & Error, “personally called me and said, ‘If you don’t hire Rex Linn, »

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London Heist Starring Craig Fairbrass Arrives on DVD and Digital HD July 11th

22 June 2017 10:18 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Loyalty will be tested for a gang of criminals when they take one last job in London Heist, arriving on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand July 11 from Lionsgate. When one man’s father is murdered and their heist money is stolen, the gang soon realizes that no one can be trusted until justice has been served. Starring Craig Fairbrass, James Cosmo, Mem Ferda, Steven Berkoff, and Nick Moran, the London Heist DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

Jack Cregan (Craig Fairbrass) – career criminal, family man, and vicious armed robber – is on a mission for revenge. When Jack’s father, Alfie Cregan (Steven Berkoff), is brutally murdered, and the money from their Heathrow airport heist is stolen, Jack, his cousin Sammy, and gang members Eddie and Frank realize there is more to the stolen money and Alfie’s murder than meets the eye – and, once Jack starts digging, he knows that his life will never be the same again. The shattering revelations that follow force Jack, with the clock ticking, to not only pull off one last dangerous robbery, but also to exact brutal revenge on all those involved.


Craig Fairbrass                       The Bank Job, Cliffhanger

James Cosmo                         Braveheart, Trainspotting

Mem Ferda                             The Devil’s Double, Revolver

Steven Berkoff                        The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, A Clockwork Orange

with Nick Moran                      Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Harry Potter franchise

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- Tom Stockman

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Renny Harlin to direct Chinese action thriller Operation Somalia

18 June 2017 8:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

THR is reporting that Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger) has signed on to direct the Chinese action thriller Operation Somalia, which will mark his fourth Chinese project in three years.

The project is based on true events and follows an epic rescue operation by Chinese special forces against Somali pirates. It is set to begin production in China and Australia in April 2018.

“I love working in China and Operation Somalia gives me the type of canvas that a filmmaker can only dream of,” said Harlin. “[Producer Zhiyuan Zhang] has put together an exceptional production, and having the support of Jindun Film & Television Center of the Ministry of Public Security is an honor to our team. The story is based on real events and some real-life characters, and offers a spectacular canvas. The action will literally take place on land, sea and in the air.”

Harlin’s first Chinese production Skiptrace starred Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville. »

- Gary Collinson

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Shanghai: Renny Harlin to Direct Chinese Actioner 'Operation Somalia'

18 June 2017 7:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Beijing transplant Renny Harlin, the former Hollywood-based director best known for such 1990s action hits as Die Hard 2 and Cliffhanger, has signed to helm the Chinese action-thriller Operation Somalia.

The project will be Harlin's fourth Chinese-language feature to go into production in three years. Earlier on Sunday at the Shanghai International Film Festival, Harlin announced his attachment to The Hanging Coffins, an action-thriller he will direct for Shanghai Film Group.

Budgeted at RMB200 million ($30 million), Operation Somalia will be co-produced by Mythological Universe, Mailang Pictures and Jindun Film & Television Center of the Ministry of Public »

- Patrick Brzeski

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Playback: Michael Rooker on ‘Guardians’ and the Evolution of Blockbusters and TV

18 May 2017 10:14 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety podcast bringing you exclusive conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films.

Two weeks into release “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2” is still killing it at the box office. One of the film’s stars and highlights, Michael Rooker, is back from traveling around the world promoting the film and he’s in our studio this week to discuss the Marvel phenomenon and more.

Between “Guardians” and AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” Rooker has been exposed to a whole new set of fandom these last several years. He has certainly put in his time in the Hollywood blockbuster machine — witness particularly actioners of the 1990s like “Days of Thunder” and “Cliffhanger” — but being involved with these properties has brought him to a whole other level.

Listen to this week’s episode of “Playback” below. New episodes air every Thursday.

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- Kristopher Tapley

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Everything You Need to Know About Sylvester Stallone's Role in Guardians of the Galaxy 2

7 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Image Source: Everett Collection Spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 below! If your head is spinning by the time you finish watching Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, you're not alone. The sequel to the 2014 Marvel flick is a dizzying, colorful ride that brings Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Baby Groot, and Rocket into contact with a bunch of new characters. On top of meeting a lovable Empath and Peter Quill's real dad, we're also treated to a small but significant cameo from Sylvester Stallone. Though it might feel like he's barely on screen, director James Gunn has already confirmed that the character, Stakar, definitely has a future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So, who is he exactly? His Comic Book Origins Stakar aka Starhawk first popped up in Marvel comics in the mid-'70s thanks to comic book artist and writer team Sal Buscema and Steve Gerber. The »

- Quinn Keaney

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Sylvester Stallone Calls Superheroes This Generation's Mythology

21 April 2017 3:29 PM, PDT | | See recent LRM Online news »

Most people know Sylvester Stallone from his legendary Rambo and Rocky roles, but it's easy to forget that between 1980 and 1995 he starred in some of the most beloved (and completely bananas) action and sci-fi movies of that era. Nighthawks, Cobra, Lock Up, Cliffhanger, Demolition Man, Judge Dredd, Assassins, and Daylight -- sure, nobody's saying these films belong anywhere near the AFI's top 100, but this stretch of work was Stallone at the top of his game. I strongly recommend Nighthawks (co-starring Billy Dee Williams), it's seriously one of the great unsung action films of the early 80s.

Of course, we all know about Kurt Russell's epic run of action and sci-fi during this same period (starting with Escape from New York and ending with Stargate). It's arguable who's the better actor, but you have to give Stallone the edge for cultural impact during the 80s and early 90s.

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- David Kozlowski

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The Adam Carolla Show Analyzes the 1986 Sylvester Stallone Film Cobra

11 March 2017 8:00 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Sylvester Stallone has an extraordinary body of film work that has to be respected.   His Rocky and Rambo franchises alone make him a legend in the film industry.  However, Stallone did so much more than that.  From serious roles like Copland to his amazing 90s run of action films like Demolition Man, The Specialist, Cliffhanger, The Assassins (need I go on?), the man just kept working and kept pumping out solid films. Even today movies like The Expendables are box office hits.  But to know Sylvester Stallone is to marvel at all he did in the 80s.  That was his

The Adam Carolla Show Analyzes the 1986 Sylvester Stallone Film Cobra »

- Nat Berman

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Blu-ray Review – Raising Cain (1992)

30 January 2017 3:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Raising Cain, 1992.

Directed by Brian De Palma.

Starring John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich, Steven Bauer, Frances Sternhagen, Gregg Henry, Tom Bower, Mel Harris, and Amanda Pombo.


The wife of a respected child psychologist starts to suspect that her husband’s obsession with their daughter’s behaviour may not be very healthy.

Returning to the well of Brian De Palma movies to give their meticulous treatment the wizards at Arrow Video have turned their attention to his 1992 thriller Raising Cain, a movie sandwiched between the disappointing The Bonfire of the Vanities and the brilliant Carlito’s Way in the director’s filmography and a film that was possibly his most blatant nod to Hitchcock – and Psycho in particular – since Dressed to Kill back in 1980.

John Lithgow (Cliffhanger/Blow Out) stars as Dr. Carter Nix, a child psychologist who is married to nurse Jenny (Lolita DavidovichGods and Monsters) and who dotes »

- Amie Cranswick

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Adam Driver to team with Stallone for Tough as They Come

3 January 2017 9:08 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Get ready for the feels because one of the best stories from any war hero is heading to the big screen, with Syllvester Stallone and Adam Driver.

Sylvester Stallone is gearing up to adapt the best selling memoir Tough as They Come, the inspirational true-life story of Unites States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills. Mills, who survived a quadruple amputation from a battlefield injury against tremendous odds, and his relationship with his father throughout the his return home is the heart of the film. The synopsis, from he official site, reads:

Thousands of soldiers die each year to defend their country. United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills was sure that he would become another statistic when, during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, he was caught in an Ied blast four days before his twenty-fifth birthday. Against the odds, he lived, but at a severe cost—Travis became »

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Expendables 4 Will Be Different, Stallone Teases Cliffhanger Tie-In

3 January 2017 9:09 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just as 2016 was coming to a close, it was confirmed that Lionsgate is moving ahead with The Expendables 4. Now, star and creator of the franchise Sylvester Stallone has offered an update. It sounds like it will be his next project, with shooting to take place in 2017 for a 2018 release date. In a special message delivered high above the skies of Florida via Facebook, Sly promises this final sequel will be something different. And he gives a tantalizing tease as to what, or whom, we may expect.

"Flying high in the sky, come fly with me! Okay, that's right, I know. Frank Sinatra is not rolling over in his grave and I don't blame him! Anyway, I'm on my way to Florida looking forward to that event, and I'm going to start working out. Working out for the next Expendables, that's going to be great! Fingers crossed. We're going to do our best, »

- MovieWeb

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