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Universal Pictures is looking to give Timecop a redo. The 1994 film, which starred Jean-Claude Van Damme and his mullet, was an undervalued sci-fi gem. To this day, it remains Van Damme’s highest-grossing movie, but middling reviews and a crowded year of notable films meant that it was soon forgotten. And when I say a “crowded year,” I mean it. 1994 gave us The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, The Lion King, True Lies, Pulp Fiction, Natural Born Killers, Stargate, Speed, The Crow, and many more. So Timecop disappeared, except in the hearts of fans that really dug the premise.
Based on a Dark Horse Comics story, Time Cop, which was featured in an anthology for the comic book shingle, the movie told the story of Max Walker- a cop who works for a special police force that has time traveling capabilities. Ron Silver played a corrupt politician that was hellbent »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
One of the funniest easter eggs in Captain America: The Winter Soldier wasn't a reference to another Marvel property. It was a reference to Samuel L. Jackson's Jules Winfield character in Quentin Tarantino's 1994 classic Pulp Fiction. Maybe you caught it, maybe you didn't, but thanks to /Film and directors Anthony and Joe Russo, we have a little background on how it ended up in the film.
Spoilers in case you haven't seen the movie yet.
At a certain point in the film we are led to believe that Nick Fury died. That's what he wanted Hydra to think. After they defeated Hydra and took down S.H.I.E.L.D., Fury, Cap, Falcon, and Black Widow meet in a graveyard at Fury's fake gravesite. His tombstone had the following quote:
The path of the righteous man: Ezekiel 25: 17
- Joey Paur
One of the biggest easter eggs in Captain America: The Winter Soldier has to do with Pulp Fiction. Yes, the 1994 Quentin Tarantino masterpiece. Towards the end of the film there’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it reference to the film that either gets huge laughs from an audience, or total silence if they don’t have time to figure […]
- Germain Lussier
Nine films in, the movies released by Marvel Studios comprise an elaborate narrative tapestry, with connections running between films, the short DVD-extra One-Shots, and the rapidly expanding universe of TV projects. The films are purposefully designed to appeal to newcomers. I’m guessing that the vast majority of people who love Iron Man have never read an Iron Man comic book. (Side note: Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man is much cooler than pretty much any comic book version of Iron Man.) But speaking as someone who grew up devouring comic books, part of what makes the Marvel Studios films »
- Darren Franich
The release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier sees the return of Nick Fury and his glorious eyepatch to our oversized cinema screens, although if you want to watch the film in 3D an eyepatch of your own will cause some problems. To celebrate the release of the movie (and the fact that the eyepatch is no longer the sole reserve of the fancy dress pirate) here are seven examples of people – real or otherwise – that know how to rock the one-eyed look.
1) Nick Fury
Making his first appearance in 1963, Nick Fury is the leader of S.H.I.E.L.D. , an espionage and law enforcement agency that makes the Nsa look like your local neighbourhood watch group. These days Nick Fury is synonymous with Samuel L Jackson, who has so far portrayed the character in six films including Iron Man, Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers (or Marvel Avengers Assemble »
In case you've been living under a rock, Jackson has starred in dozens upon dozens of films since the action-packed cult-classic, including the "Star Wars" prequels and, more recently, in the Marvel superhero movies, like "Iron Man" and "The Avengers." This Friday, the actor reprises his role as the iconic Nick Fury in the latest Marvel blockbuster, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," opposite Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson.
1. Born in Washington D.C., the actor grew up an only child in Chattanooga, Tennessee and was raised by his mother and maternal grandparents. Jackson only met his father, who died from alcoholism, »
- Jonny Black
There is a very good chance that we will never get to see Quentin Tarantino's vision for his script The Hateful Eight play out on the big screen, but in just a few weeks one audience will exclusively be able to see the story performed in a theater. The Los Angeles-based organization Film Independent is putting together a world-premiere reading of Tarantino's scrapped western screenplay that promises to be a "special, once-in-a-lifetime event." The event, which is obviously being supported by the Pulp Fiction director, will be held on Thursday April 24th at 8:00pm Pt at Lacma's Bing Theater, and the event will be neither streamed nor recorded. In a statement, Film Independent President Josh Welsh said, "Quentin Tarantino is a key figure in the independent creative community. We are thrilled that Quentin will be holding the World Premiere Staged Reading of his script of The Hateful Eight »
Dredd. The lil’ movie that could. If you’ve been following our site then you may have noticed that certain writers have a bit of a wee crush on the 2012 box office flop. Ok, wee may be a bit of an understatement, but if you’ve managed to see the Karl Urban masterpiece then you understand our enthusiasm. Since its abysmal box office performance, Dredd has grown from a tiny cult wonder to a world wide phenomenon thanks in large part to Frank from Ohio. Frank is the founder of the Make a Dredd Sequel campaign, now officially endorsed by 2000 Ad itself. Since we last spoke to Frank the buzz had been growing but now that buzz has turned to booms as the word on everyone’s lips at the Emerald City Comic Con has been ‘sequel’. The official petition, which has reached 100,000 signatures (add yours Here) is growing daily! »
- Sean Tonelli
[Youtube "jzf1dJyLesI"] Need a refresher on the adolescent adventures of Topanga and Cory from Boy Meets World before the show's upcoming spinoff, Girl Meets World, premieres? Samuel L. Jackson is your man. The Pulp Fiction actor appeared on The Tonight Show Tuesday, and oh-so-coolly performed a slam poetry piece on Boy Meets World. Dressed in beatnik black and drawing on an e-cigarette, Jackson rhythmically begins, "The year 1993. We see two boys who lack both brain and brawn, Cory Matthews and Hunter. Hunter, comma Shawn." Three minutes and a few Matthew McConaughey chest thumps later, and Jackson has covered the show's entire history »
- Kelli Bender
Whether you’re new to Tap, or have seen them in concert (like me), it’s hard to argue with free, and the Yeah! App from AMC Networks is offering This is Spinal Tap – The Special Features Version for free through April 11th.
Far more than just a ‘Pop Up Video’ version of films, the Yeah! App gives you a completely unique experience, and none of the films is packed with more awesome than This is Spinal Tap, which not only pulls in hundreds of cool notes, but gives you some incredible insights from a variety of legendary rockers… and Jack Black.
Check out the full details below, and make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy this truly special viewing experience.
- Marc Eastman
• Brad Pitt (12 Years a Slave) is in early talks to star in an untitled World War II romantic thriller from Eastern Promises scribe Steven Knight. No director or distributor is attached yet. Graham King’s Gk Films will produce. [Deadline]
• Meryl Streep (August: Osage Country) will star as a rock-and-roll-loving mama in Rick and the Flash, written by Diablo Cody (Juno). Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) will direct the film, which finds Streep’s character reconciling with her estranged daughter. TriStar Productions will finance and distribute the movie, with shooting beginning in the fall. [Deadline]
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- EW staff
In honor of this eclectic mix of movie love, a truly passionate fan -- Anne Thomas -- of the show has made a super-cut of all "Community" movie shout-outs from the series.
The password? It's "movietime."
The question is: Did any movies get missed? The only one we caught was "For a Few Dollars More," the sequel to "A Fistful of Dollars" -- the inspirations for the second iteration of paintball on "Community."
Leave any other omissions in the comments section below!
"Community" Season 5 airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on NBC. »
Almost a dozen stills were released today for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, some old... most new. Doesn't matter; they're all downright pretty. Check 'em out, and then spend the rest of the day drinking scotch and talking like a gangster from the Thirties.
Weaving together stunning visuals with an uncompromising, hard-boiled plot, the film promises more lurid tales from the various residents of Basin City. With a star-studded cast that includes the legendary Bruce Willis (Pulp Fiction), Academy Award nominee Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), Academy Award nominee Josh Brolin (Milk), Jessica Alba (Spy Kids 4), and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises), Sin City: A Dame to Kill For ensures an experience like no other!
The film will be »
- Uncle Creepy
Happy birthday to one of cinema's all time greatest nutjobs, Christopher Walken. The Oscar-winner is 71 today. Do you forget he was in Annie Hall (1977) ? I always do until I'm watching it and he shows up in that utterly classic passage when Alvy Singer goes to meet Annie's family.
Alvy, this is my room. Can I confess something?
I tell you this because, as an artist, I think you'll understand. Sometimes when I'm driving on the road at night I see two headlights coming toward me fast, I have this sudden impulse to turn the wheel quickly head on into the oncoming car.
I can anticipate the explosion, the sound of shattering glass, the flames rising out of the flowing gasoline.
Lol. And back out of the room quickly!
Of course that's hardly Walken's only classic movie speech. I'm sure they're numerous but the other one I forget about for the same reason as Annie Hall, »
- NATHANIEL R
Twenty years after "Pulp Fiction" exploded onto the scene, Bruce Willis's daughter, Rumer Willis, is tearing it up in a live Quentin Tarantino musical mash-up that pays homage to the indie blockbuster and every other Tarantino flick. And surprise, surprise, she's terrific.
As The Bride, Willis belts out "Bang, Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" in bridal attire, fights O-Ren Ishii with a samurai sword and, as Mia, does a seductive dance as she sings "Son of a Preacher Man." She also recreates the famous dance contest from the film, move for retro move.
- Sharon Knolle
“Community” is still chug-chug-chugging along and it seems to be re-finding its groove. Perhaps the fact that a new special episode is coming might further cement the return(?) of America’s favorite show about a community college. The special episodes have become a hallmark of “Community”–the stop-motion Christmas episode, the “Pulp Fiction” episode, the western episode, and others are seen as benchmarks for the show. So what’s the latest special episode? Well, if you’re a “G.I. Joe” fan, you’ll love it. “Community” is going back to the 1980s to revisit the cheesy-awesome “G.I. Joe” cartoons with “G.I. Jeff.” As to what is actually going down in this episode isn’t really known; [ Read More ]
The post Community Gets Animated in G.I. Jeff appeared first on Shockya.com. »
TV's 2014 Upfront presentations are currently under way, and while the horror news has been light so far, today it was AMC's turn, and they have several projects in development that caught our eye.
As Kirkman said previously, "After ten years of writing the comic book series... I couldn’t be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of 'The Walking Dead' universe. The opportunity to make a show that isn’t tethered by the events of the comic book, and is truly a blank page, has set my creativity racing."
- Debi Moore
Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: This Darth Vader Tattoo […]
- Peter Sciretta
We've heard it mentioned in Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Four Rooms, Death Proof, From Dusk Till Dawn and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, and now the Big Kahuna Burger will open for business tomorrow night as it makes its on screen debut in a commercial during the third episode of the El Rey Network's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. But we don't have to wait that long, as the commercial (written and directed by Robert Rodriguez) has arrived online, and you can watch it right here...
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series airs on the El Rey Network on Tuesday nights. »
- Gary Collinson
Hannibal Season 2, Episode 4 “Takiawase”
Directed by David Semel
Airs Thursdays at 10pm Et on NBC
Hannibal continues to prove why it is one of the very best TV shows on the air and yet, the most criminally underrated series on television. “Takiawase,” is another standout episode full of horrific imagery, twisted mind games, swirling aesthetics and overwhelming emotional moments. The two major themes this week: Having your identity taken form you, and dying with dignity.
Will wastes no time in tyring to convince Beverly that Hannibal is guilty of the crimes he is accused of committing, and while she walks away a non-believer, Graham sends her in the right direction. It begins with the autopsy of the colour palette killer as Beverly decides to invite Hannibal along to assist. “You have to get to the truth beneath the appearances,” he tells her. “Only by »
- Ricky da Conceição
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