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In episode four of Fmtv’s Movie Myths, Oliver Davis investigates whether Brandon Lee’s fatal on-set shooting was actually included in the theatrical release of The Crow. Snuff film or not!? All is revealed in the video below…
Fmtv will be back on Friday with the Movie Newsgasm, your one-stop weekly shop for a roundup of all the biggest stories from the last seven days. And Movie Myths episode five will be up this same time next Tuesday. We spoil you, we do.
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- Oliver Davis
Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Gotham, Batman, Teen Titans Go!, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Planet Hulk, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse and more…
As we approach the San Diego Comic-Con and an expected announcement from Warner Bros. on the future of the DC Cinematic Universe, the studio has given us our first look at Henry Cavill suited up as the Man of Steel in 2016′s Batman v Superman, with a promotional image arriving online just one day after we also caught our first glimpse of Cavill in his civvies as Clark Kent. Having already seen Ben Affleck as Batman last month, that just leaves Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman as the only member of the Trinity still under wraps, »
- Gary Collinson
Fans have become a bit jaded when it comes to these mythology-based fantasy epics (thanks Clash/Wrath Of The Titans), but can Alex Proyas (The Crow, Dark City), and a very impressive (though decidedly non-Egyptian looking) cast change that? Below we have the first artwork and an exciting sounding synopsis. Magic, monsters, gods and madness reign throughout the palaces and pyramids of the Nile River Valley in this action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt. With the survival of mankind hanging in the balance, an unexpected hero takes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. Set (Gerard Butler), the merciless god of darkness, has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. With only a handful of heroic rebels opposing Set’s savage rule, Bek (Brenton Thwaites), a bold and defiant mortal, enlists the aid of powerful »
The Blood Stream mines the Internet for horror gold so you don’t have to, delivering streamable horror titles never before featured on Dread Central. Occasionally I’ll dredge up something good, maybe even great. To find those gems, I’ll have to sift through a lot of breathtakingly bad cinema. Enjoy!
Beneath Loch Ness has all the trappings of a Syfy original movie, though as far as I can tell that’s not how it came into existence. It has a plot built from half-assed homage and blatant rip-offs, obviously fake “location” settings, a Princess Bride synth score, and a list of B-movie has-beens longer than Nessie’s tail.
The framework here is basically a knock off of Jaws (of course it is), complete with a dopey local official who opposes preventing further deaths because it’s tourist season. The big difference is in this one, the incident that »
Novi, Michigan – Gone are the days when comic conventions were solely places for fans to search through long boxes for that one issue that completes their collection. Pop culture and movies have long since taken over these events to create massive celebrations of all things geek. While the Mecca for all cons is in San Diego, Metro Detroiters are lucky to have a con of their own – the Motor City Comic Con.
Now in its twenty-fifth year, Motor City Comic Con 2014 will be taking place on May 16th-18th at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. There are plenty of TV favorites, comic artists, and professional wrestlers to see while you’re there, but since we care more about movies here at CinemaNerdz, I give you the five best bets for movie enthusiasts at this year’s con.
This year, Motor City Comic Con will be »
- Dane Jackson
To fill the void left by the departure of "Numbers" a few years ago, CBS is back with another drama about eccentric geniuses helping the government solve crimes -- except "Scorpion" is inspired by a true story. Walter O'Brien ("Game of Thrones's" Elyes Gabel) leads a think tank of young braniacs trying to make the world a better place. But when Lax's mainframe is mysteriously hacked and 56 airborne flights are in danger of crashing like in "Die Hard II: Die Harder," O'Brien and his crew are recruited by a no-nonsense Homeland Security agent ("Die Hard II: Die Harder's" Robert Patrick) to help. They set up shop in a diner, where a waitress (Katharine McPhee) and her secret genius son also pitch in. Watch the trailer here: "Scorpion" also stars Eddie Kaye Thomas ("American Pie"), Ari Stidham and Jadyn Wong. And it looks like Ernie Hudson ("Ghostbusters," "The Crow") gets some screen time as well, »
- Dave Lewis
Next month, Jack Bauer (Keifer Sutherland) will return to television with Fox’s 24: Live Another Day, a 12-episode update of the acclaimed espionage thriller series. Set four years after the explosive events of 24‘s eighth and final season, Live Another Day finds Jack laying low in Europe, still hounded by the CIA. When he catches wind of a planned terrorist attack in London, the former agent leaps into action, determined to prevent global chaos even as his pursuers draw closer.
Fox has unveiled a decidedly cinematic trailer for the series today, which reveals a lot more about the set-up for Live Another Day, as well as new additions to the cast. Check it out below:
For newcomers to the series, season eight saw Jack slaughter high-ranking members of the Russian government who were involved in a shadowy conspiracy. In Live Another Day, the CIA is clearly still holding a »
- Isaac Feldberg
Fast & Furious 7 fans, here’s the latest on the production:
For years, folks have said that computers were going to replace us. And they may be right. Especially at the cinema. With the technological advances in CG face-mapping, complex voice-replicating software, and motion capture…we may soon find ourselves in a cinematic landscape where actors can be replicated by digital counterparts. Such is the case with Paul Walker and Fast & Furious 7. According to a source for THR, the sixth sequel to The Fast and The Furious may have found its answer to “How do you solve a problem like Paul Walker dying mid-production?”
“They have hired four actors with bodies very similar to Paul’s physique and they will be used for movement and as a base. Paul’s face and voice will be used on top using CGI,” says the unnamed source who works within the Fast & Furious 7 production. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
In February of 2012, Legendary Pictures pulled the plug on Paradise Lost. It was to be a loose adaptation of John Milton's 17th century poem. Director Alex Proyas ("The Crow") had planned to use the most advanced 3D and motion capture technology to bring the biblical saga to life, but in the end budget concerns were too much to overcome. Legendary, tried numerous times to rework the numbers to get it below $120 million, but it was too daunting a task. At the heart of the issue, was the enormous amount of visual effects that were required for the celestial battles, that involved massive aerial warfare. It would've featured an all-star cast: Bradley Cooper as Lucifer, Benjamin Walker as the archangel Michael, Casey Affleck as Gabriel, Diego Boneta as Adam, Camilla Belle as Eve and Dijmon Hounsou as Abdiel, the Angel of Death. Concept Art by Kelton Cram Official Paradise Lost »
James O'Barr's undead avenger The Crow returns for a brutal new four-part miniseries this week from writer Frank Bill (Donnybrook, Crimes in Southern Indiana) and artist Drew Moss (The Colonized) entitled The Crow: Pestilence; take a look at a preview here...
"Juarez, Mexico. A young boxer, Salvador, refuses to take a fall, but has no problem taking a vicious drug gang’s pay-off. When they take their lethal revenge on the Salvador and his family, he returns as The Crow, in search of vengeance…and forgiveness."
The Crow: Pestilence #1 is out tomorrow, priced $3.99.
- Gary Collinson
Getting people psyched up for the new 24 series, 24: Live Another Day, may strike many people as something along the lines of Coke commercials. At this point, are you really selling to anyone? We all know whether or not we’re interested in Coke.
Still, despite the idea that pulling in the completely uninitiated may be a questionable pursuit, Fox is pretty clear on the idea that it wants to make sure it doesn’t miss anyone. The new teaser doesn’t exactly give you a lot to go on, perhaps in a way similar to the idea that Coke commercials don’t exactly explain the product. But, it does at least give you the impression that it may pull off the difficult and dangerous attempt of standing next to the previous entries. I’m not absolutely convinced that this is a game we can keep playing, but the trailer looks good. »
- Marc Eastman
Jack Bauer is heading back to the small screen in May as Keifer Sutherland returns to the role for Fox's 24: Live Another Day, and thanks to Entertainment Weekly we've got our first batch of images from the event miniseries, which you can check out here....
24: Live Another Day is set to begin on May 5th, with Sutherland joined by returning 24 stars Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe O'Brian), Kim Raver (Audrey Raines) and William Devane (James Heller) and series newcomers Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter), Benjamin Bratt (Law & Order), Giles Matthew (Jobs), Michael Wincott (The Crow), Judy Davis (A Passage to India), Stephen Fry (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), Tate Donovan (Damages), Gbenga Akinnagbe (Graceland), Giles Matthey (True Blood) and Colin Salmon (Arrow).
- Gary Collinson
Hong Kong – Summit Entertainment’s fantasy actioner “Gods of Egypt” to be directed by Alex Proyas (“I, Robot,” “The Crow”) is expected to shoot in Australia from next month. A union dispute remains to be resolved.
The decision to locate production in New South Wales was confirmed by Andrew Stoner, Nsw’s deputy premier (pictured right, with Proyas, left). The state had been in competition with Victoria to host the production. It is expected that sets will be used at the Fox Studios in Sydney.
“Great news for Nsw film industry with another Hollywood blockbuster, Gods of Egypt, coming to Sydney. 400 jobs & $75m boost to Nsw economy,” Stoner said on Twitter.
The film is understood be promised finance from the Nsw Trade & Investment’s State Investment Attraction Scheme. It will also be eligible for federal production rebates.
The film is be directed by Proyas, from a script written by Proyas, »
- Patrick Frater
Game of Thrones star Michelle Fairley has joined the cast of the currently-in-production 24: Live Another Day miniseries, where she's set to take over "a major role" as the British widow of a notorious terrorist after Judy Davis (A Passage to India) was forced to pull out for personal reasons.
24: Live Another Day sees Jack Bauer trying to prevent a terrorist attack on the streets of London, with Kiefer Sutherland joined in the cast by returning stars Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe O'Brian), Kim Raver (Audrey Raines) and William Devane (James Heller) and new additions Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter), Benjamin Bratt (Law & Order), Giles Matthew (Jobs), Michael Wincott (The Crow), Stephen Fry (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), Tate Donovan (Damages), Gbenga Akinnagbe (Graceland), Giles Matthey (True Blood) and Colin Salmon (Arrow).
24: Live Another Day is set to get underway on May 5th. Watch the first teasers and trailer here. »
- Gary Collinson
Another exciting casting for Fox’s 24 reboot Live Another Day: Michelle Fairley is joining the show in a major villainous role.
She’ll play Margo, the British widow of a notorious terrorist. This is a role that was previously filled by actress Judy Davis, who had to exit the production due for personal reasons.
Live Another Day brings Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) to London in a new action-packed adventure. »
- James Hibberd
Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer is set to return to the small screen this year for the 24: Live Another Day, and during last night's Super Bowl Fox aired four short teasers, building up to the first trailer for the upcoming miniseries, and we've got them all for you right here...
24: Live Another Day sees Jack trying to avert yet another global disaster, this time on the streets of London. 24 veterans Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe O'Brian), Kim Raver (Audrey Raines) and William Devane (James Heller) all return, alongside new additions such as Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter), Benjamin Bratt (Law & Order), Giles Matthew (Jobs), Michael Wincott (The Crow), Judy Davis (A Passage to India), Stephen Fry (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), Tate Donovan (Damages), Gbenga Akinnagbe (Graceland), Giles Matthey (True Blood) and Colin Salmon (Arrow).
Check out the four teasers, followed by the first trailer here...
24: Live Another Day »
- Gary Collinson
Jack Bauer, the special agent who has saved the world time and again on Fox’s 24, may well be remembered as Kiefer Sutherland’s signature role, and that’s saying something. This year’s news that Bauer would return to the airwaves in 24: Live Another Day was surprising enough – then reports that the format will be changed to a 12-episode format threw fans for a bit of a loop.
We’ve had a good run of updates too: the new series (technically the show’s 9th season) will be set in London, where Jack must prevent “an unthinkable terrorist attack that could change the world forever.” Live Another Day will feature the return of many characters, including Chloe O’Brien (Mary Lynn Rajskub), Audrey Raines (Kim Raver) and James Heller (William Devane). New faces include Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter), Giles Matthey (Jobs), Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire), Michael Wincott (The Crow »
- Anthony Vieira
Jack Bauer is back and stuff is blowing up, that’s more or less the message we’ve gathered from the four teasers for 24: Live Another Day that aired during tonight’s Super Bowl. The highly anticipated “event” series, a sequel to 24‘s eight year run on Fox, will follow a fugitive Jack Bauer sucked back into the fight against global terror while in London. Many key cast members from the series are returning, including Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver and William Devane, but what trouble will they get up to? Let’s find out.
Doesn’t offer much, does it? Then again, shooting just began on the miniseries in London, so we’ll likely have to wait a bit longer to see any significant footage.
Here’s the official plot summary, it should provide a few more details.
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- Adam A. Donaldson
Ka-li (noun): 1) One of the manifestations and cult titles of the wife of Shiva and mother goddess Devi, especially in her malevolent role as a goddess of death and destruction, depicted as black, red-eyed, blood-stained, and wearing a necklace of skulls...
2) Eskrima, Arnis and Kali are umbrella terms for the traditional martial arts of the Philippines ("Filipino Martial Arts," or Fma) that emphasize weapon-based fighting with sticks, knives and other bladed weapons, and various improvised weapons.
It also includes hand-to-hand combat, joint locks, grappling and weapon disarming techniques.
More and more, martial arts action sequences are becoming integral to genre filmmaking. From the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" series (1997) and Blade (1998) to The Hulk (2003) and Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), we’re seeing more and more cinematic heroes who are kickin’ ass. One commonality in all of the aforementioned films are the action choreographers/stunt people: Ron Balicki and Diana Lee Inosanto. »
Arguably one of the biggest television events of 2014 will be the return of Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer in Fox’s event series, 24: Live Another Day. Fans of the show have waited patiently for 24 to receive a proper conclusion ever since season eight ended on a cliffhanger back in 2010.
The 12-part follow-up picks up four years later and will see Bauer head to London to face a new threat. Shooting has now begun in the capital, leading to the first waves of set photos. As you may expect, they feature the former CTU agent is a typically bloodied state.
Joining Sutherland will be Mary Lynn Rajskub (Firewall), Kim Raver (Revolution) and William Devane (The Dark Knight Rises) reprising their original roles, while newcomers include Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter), Giles Matthey (Jobs), Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire), Michael Wincott (The Crow) and Judy Davis (Life with Judy Garland). The latest addition to »
- Josh Wilding
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