6 items from 2015
After a long, hard day spent fighting hellhounds, duking it out with trolls, and evading lethal tooth fairies for the B.P.R.D. (Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense), Hellboy just wants to kick back and drain a beer or two. Or ten (he's a big guy). With this year marking the 21st birthday for Mike Mignola's iconic comic book character, Dark Horse has teamed up with Rogue Ales to create a limited edition Hellboy beer, the Right Hand of Doom red ale:
*Updated* The Right Hand of Doom beer is now sold out. You can still take a look at the special red ale below.
Press Release - "Portland, Or, February 18, 2015—To celebrate the 21st anniversary of Mike Mignola's legendary Hellboy character, Dark Horse Comics and Rogue Ales have collaborated to create the Right Hand Of Doom, a limited edition beer that will be available online beginning February 22, 2015 at www. »
- Derek Anderson
Chuck Russell might seem to be the very model of a Hollywood director for hire, but that’s not to say his movies are washouts. His 80s remake of The Blob is much more interesting than the original, and The Mask proved to be one of the best Jim Carrey vehicles in decades of work. Indeed, he’s actually only directed a handful of pictures, and there’s something appealing about almost all of them. By which I mean “apart from The Scorpion King.”
Russell’s next picture is likely to be the vigilante action film I am Wrath, and it looks like he might be getting John Travolta as his star. That doesn’t sound like a bad way to spend a few months.
According to The Wrap, Travolta will play “a man out for vigilante justice after a group of corrupt cops are unable to catch his wife’s killer. »
- Brendon Connelly
After literally becoming Nicolas Cage in Face/Off, now John Travolta will be replacing the actor in the action thriller I Am Wrath. The film was previously in the hands of William Friedkin with Cage in the starring role, but The Wrap reports Eraser and The Mask helmer Chuck Russell behind the camera working from a script by Paul Sloan based on a story by Yvan Gauthier. That sounds like a considerable downgrade, but Travolta hasn't been doing much when it comes to quality films lately, so that's not surprising. In the film, he plays a man out for justice after corrupt cops are unable to catch his wife’s killer. It sounds like Travolta is trying to have his very own Taken, but considering we've gotten too much of that kind of thriller since the first Liam Neeson-starring vehicle hit theaters, I'm not filled with any anticipation. Production »
- Ethan Anderton
John Travolta is in talks to star in the action-thriller I Am Wrath for Patriot Pictures and director Chuck Russell (Eraser). While no deal has been finalized yet, the producers are already seeking supporting actors to join John Travolta. Back in September 2012, Nicolas Cage and director William Friedkin were attached to the project, although it never moved forward.
The story centers on a man (John Travolta) who becomes frustrated with the local police when they fail to find his wife's killer. He uncovers massive corruption within the department, and becomes a vigilante who swears to take down these crooked cops. Paul Sloan wrote the screenplay based on an original story by Yvan Gauthier.
Production is scheduled to begin next month in Columbus, Ohio. John Travolta is also attached to play O.J. Simpson's defense attorney Robert Shapiro in the FX series American Crime Story, but that will shoot after he wraps on I Am Wrath. »
The hard knock life comes home this March with the Us Blu-ray and DVD release of Annie landing on March 17th. The remake of the classic musical, Annie 2014 is a modern re-telling of the tale with new and old songs combined to add a new slant on the original tale.
Produced by Will Smith (Focus) and his Overbook Entertainment company and directed by Will Gluck (Easy A), Annie (Oscar Nominee Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild) is a spunky upbeat foster kid who’s also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York. Everything is about to change when hard-nosed tycoon Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx, Django Unchained) takes her in and believes he’s her guardian angel, but Annie’s sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean its the other way around.
- Scott J. Davis
They call me Cuban Pete. I'm the king of the rhumba beat. When I play the maracas I go chick-chicky-boom, chick-chicky boom. Sorry, every time I get to go back to one of my favorite films from my childhood, The Mask, I have to sing those sweet "Cuban Pete" lyrics. If you're a fan of the film as well, you are going to love these rough, early designs for Jim Carrey's The Mask that were featured in an old presskit New Line Cinemas issued to promote their film before it was released. Some of these early designs come across as quite sinister and that would've played as well as the finished look, which was very kid-friendly. The film itself is basically a live-action cartoon. Funny enough, the film was based on the comic book of the same name from Dark Horse Comics and it is actually quite dark compared »
6 items from 2015
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