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Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis next month! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con May 22nd through the 24th at America’s Center downtown (701 Convention Plaza – St. Louis, Mo 63101), and boy oh boy, do they have an amazing line-up of guests!
Sure, you got the comic artists and cosplayers, wrestlers, a St. Louis Ram, a Power Ranger, and of course the ubiquitous Walking Dead stars, but what We Are Movie Geeks is most excited about are the celebrities from movies that will be on hand: Horror legend George Romero, Sharknado legend Tara Reid, horror hostess with the mostest (if you know what I mean) Elvira, Guardians Of The Galaxy tough guy Dave Bautista, Henry the serial killer himself Michael Rooker, Do The Right Thing’s ‘Buggin Out’ Giancarlo Esposito. Lord of the Rings Trilogy’s Pippin Billy Boyd, Captain America squeeze Hayley Atwell, and Silent Bob’s buddy Jay aka Jason Mewes. »
- Tom Stockman
Fresh from news that a couple of film projects were in pre-production about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, it has been announced that Mark Wahlberg (Ted, The Gambler) is set to produce and possibly star in one of the versions.
Patriots’ Day is based on the first-hand account of Ed Davis, who Wahlberg could end up playing in the drama. Davis, a Boston Police commissioner, played a key role in the subsequent hunt for the two brothers who are held responsible for the attack, and are currently on trial in the Us.
CBS Films president Terry Press, who are behind this version of the project, said “There is nothing more compelling than a real story populated by real heroes,” and that the film will “give audiences a very personal look at what occurred during the days when the eyes of the world were on the city of Boston and how a »
- Scott J. Davis
While Clint Eastwood cleared up the lingering political questions around "American Sniper" by declaring his film is "anti-war," there will be no such confusion in the upcoming "Max." A family friendly, flag-waving tale of patriotism and one special canine, it's basically "American Sniper" with a dog. Directed by Boaz Yakin ("Fresh," "Remember The Titans") and starring Thomas Haden Church, Miles Mussenden, Robbie Amell, Lauren Graham, Luke Kleintank, Jay Hernandez, Joseph Julian Soria and Dejon Laquake, the film tells the tale of a special military pooch who loses his handler in battle and is taken in by the soldier's grieving family. After saving lives in the Middle East, the dog inspires everyone back home in this heart-warming tale led by"the Air Jordan of dogs." Whatever that means. "Max" opens in the U.K. on October 9th. No U.S. release date yet. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Fresh from unleashing mountain mayhem in the opening scenes of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Samuel L. Jackson is back in the snow for another actioner, Big Game, which has a new trailer and poster to debut here.brightcove.createExperiences();This one is set in the wilds of Finland and sees him swapping hats from arch-villain to Us President. The wrinkle? He’s been blasted out of the sky by some terrorist types and must survive when his escape pod lands in a hostile and wintry landscape. But the Prez has two advantages: one, a 13 year-old Finnish boy with all the survival skills he lacks, and, two, he’s Sam ruddy Jackson. If anyone’s well-versed in the snowy passes of the righteous man, it’s him. Click on the image below for a closer look at the new poster. Ranged against him in Jalmari ‘Rare Exports’ Helander throwback action flick »
Everyone knows Woody Allen. At least, everyone thinks they know Woody Allen. His plumage is easily identifiable: horn-rimmed glasses, baggy suit, wispy hair, kvetching demeanor, ironic sense of humor, acute fear of death. As is his habitat: New York City, though recently he has flown as far afield as London, Barcelona, and Paris. His likes are well known: Bergman, Dostoevsky, New Orleans jazz. So too his dislikes: spiders, cars, nature, Wagner records, the entire city of Los Angeles. Whether or not these traits represent the true Allen, who’s to say? It is impossible to tell, with Allen, where cinema ends and life begins, an obfuscation he readily encourages. In the late nineteen-seventies, disillusioned with the comedic success he’d found making such films as Sleeper (1973), Love and Death (1975), and Annie Hall (1977), he turned for darker territory with Stardust Memories (1980), a film in which, none too surprisingly, he plays a »
- Graham Daseler
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