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Following in the footsteps of Sylvester Stallone and John Travolta, movie legend Arnold Schwarzenegger will take to the stage in London later this year in a special Q+A and movie retrospective, hosted by chat show host/ comedian Jonathan Ross. According to the press release we’ve just received, the qudience will also get the chance to purchase tickets for a one to one photo opportunity and a very select and private meet and greet session. Arnie will also take part in a black tie dinner event at The Grand Pavillion, Leeds.
“For once I won’t have a publicist saying, ‘Don’t ask him about his private life, don’t ask him how much money he makes, how much is in the bank,’ all that kind of stuff,” he said of the UK dates. “England really was the country that gave me the biggest break in my career. I »
- Paul Heath
Oscar-winning special effects artist Joe Viskocil, who blew up the Death Star at the end of Star Wars: A New Hope, died Monday from complications of liver and kidney failure. He was 61. Viskocil began working for George Lucas in 1975 and a year later produced the memorable blast that enabled Luke Skywalker to destroy the Death Star. He went on to work on Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, creating the on-screen illusion of the gigantic Imperial At-at walkers during the invasion of the rebel base on the ice planet Hoth. He was a member of the VFX team that won a Best Visual Effects Oscar for Independence Day (1996). Other film credits include Terminator, True Lies, Interview With A Vampire, Godzilla, The Panic Room and Star Trek Nemesis.
- The Deadline Team
For this week’s spotlight piece, I wanted to take a look at one of directing’s biggest A-listers of them all. The filmmaker in question? Well, that would be James Cameron, of course. A filmmaker who also does his best to literally change the world, Cameron is pretty special. In many ways, he really is the king of the world, so it’s only appropriate that we take a look at him in this particular article series. In any event, here we go now. Cameron got his start working behind the scenes on low budget exploitation before being given a chance to direct Piranha Part Two: The Spawning. He was fired from that project, but still has a credit. If ever there was an outlier on a resume, it’s that one. From there, he set out to make a true first feature, one that turned out to be none other than The Terminator. »
- Joey Magidson
Bollywood actress Nimrat Kaur's towering performance in The Lunchbox was most talked about in recent times. After having garnered appreciation from everyone alike in the film, she is now all set to feature in the fourth season of the Emmy Award-winning drama series Homeland. Nimrat Kaur, who will be seen portraying the character of Tasleem Qureshi, a high-level operative within Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence, will be seen alongwith Mad Men star Mark Moses and Art Malik of the True Lies fame. Speaking about the same, Nimrat said that she gave her auditions for Homeland, despite not watching the show. The audition saw her performing to a couple of intense and dramatic scenes, which the casting director liked it. She got the confirmation for the role within a week. Homeland will also see her doing some hi-octane action sequences. »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Along with all the other projects you've seen her name linked to over the past several months, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn is deep in post-production on her sophomore directorial effort, The Girl, and as she readies the film for presentation to the market, she provided us with a look at its new teaser.
Executive producer and investor Lony Ruhmann again collaborates with Blanc/Biehn Productions on The Girl, which stars Evie Louise Thompson (The Call) in the title role and introduces Tristan DeVan as Tommy.
Michael Biehn (Terminator), Tia Carrere (True Lies, "In Plain Sight"), Dana Daurey (Among Friends), Nick Nicholson (Hidden in the Woods), Raven Carrell, Grace Powell, Jenise Blanc, Lorraine Ziff (Among Friends), and Hallie Jordan (To the Bridge) co-star.
Music composition is being handled by Randy Chance, and the director of photography is Steve Romano. The production team under Blanc/Biehn Productions and executive producer Ruhmann includes Mark Burnham, »
- Debi Moore
A leaked casting breakdown has revealed apparent details about the new supporting characters in Marvel's upcoming"Agent Carter" series on ABC.
Film Divider posted the description and claims the key new roles include:
Deputy Director Roger Hooley: A hardworking, principled older man and Peggy’s boss. As you might expect, he’s bothered by ongoing problems in his personal life as well as the challenges of his day job.
Agent Jack Thompson: 30-something. Handsome and damn well knows it. The polar opposite of Dooley, he doesn’t take kindly to women in the workplace, nor how little recognition he gets. Worse, he wants Dooley’s job and is desperate to prove himself.
Edward Hutchins: A highly professional agent with an unusual problem; duplicity. »
- Garth Franklin
Ahead of the Marvel Television Presents panel at the San Diego Comic-Con next weekend, SuperHeroHype caught up with Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas, showrunners of the upcoming Agent Carter TV show, and managed to get a few words about ABC’s latest venture into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“The nice thing about Agent Carter being set in the ‘40s is it predates a lot of the Marvel universe. As you know, the guys who wrote Captain America 1, 2 and are now writing 3, wrote the pilot. So they know that universe very well. So I don’t feel like we’re hamstrung by anything. I think there’s a lot of room to play and a lot of room to be creative with the story,” said Fazekas, with Butters adding that: “It allows us, the movies were such a wonderful set up for the series. There is definitely something to draw on »
- Gary Collinson
There's no doubt the collaboration of James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger's on The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day are the duo's most popular films, but when it comes to True Lies it's the one film from Cameron where he really let loose with the humor and yet still maintained the level of action we've come to expect from him. The film is absurd in most every way and in the midst of telling a story about Harry Tasker (Schwarzenegger), a spy attempting to track down nuclear weapons sold to a terrorist organization, Cameron decides to deviate from that plot for a solid hour as the film's lead character suspects his wife, Helen (Jamie Lee Curtis), of infidelity. With the help of his partner (Tom Arnold) and all the government resources at his disposal, he spies on his unsuspecting wife in a movie that seems to have been pitched »
- Brad Brevet
Well, last week's "What I Watched" column suffered a setback when the site was getting hammered with traffic from people reading my article about getting rid of MPAA ratings, I don't think we'll have a similar issue this weekend so hopefully the conversation will return to its typical, lively nature. As for me, a bit of a slower week with me watching Dazed and Confused for my latest Best Movies article, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes my review here and last night I watched True Lies as well as the first 30 minutes or so of The Raid 2, which I'll be reviewing later this week, but I will already say is a vast improvement over the first film. Other than that, I didn't watch much. I did go to the horse races on Friday night and the Mariners game the night before that as it has been nice »
- Brad Brevet
Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated home video release of this year is Scream Factory/Anchor Bay's Halloween: The Complete Collection Blu-ray set, which contains every single film in the franchise and is jam-packed with bonus content both new and old.
Today comes word that the set will come equipped with a newly-recorded commentary track with Jamie Lee Curtis and Halloween H20 director Steve Miner. Included with the exciting press release was a picture of Curtis and Miner recording the track, a reunion that's sure to bring a smile to your face.
Check it out below, and read on for all the information you need to know about the September 23rd release!
Keep your eyes peeled for an announcement outlining all the great newly produced interviews, featurettes, behind-the-scenes footage, and more that will be included in the 15-disc Deluxe Edition.
Halloween Box Set Release Details
Last year the horror classic »
- John Squires
Anchor Bay/Scream Factory’s announcement of their joint mega-release of Halloween: The Complete Collection Bluray boxset single-handedly broke the internet when news hit, specs and goodies concerning the Bluray set, hitting shelves September 23rd, are slowly starting to come in. Today we were sent a photo that confirms that not only will there be a brand new commentary for 1998‘s Halloween: H20, but that it will feature none other than the film’s star (and scream queen of the original) Jamie Lee Curtis and director Steve Miner!
Moderated by Sean Clark, the commentary is sure to give H20‘s fans some interesting new facts and tidbits.
“For the legions of Halloween fans, the Deluxe Edition boasts 15 discs and contains all the Halloween feature films – Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, »
- Jerry Smith
Fans are anxiously awaiting the September release of the Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray set, which will contain all new bonus features. While the full list of special features have not yet been revealed and are still being finalized, it has been announced that Jamie Lee Curtis and Steve Miner got together for a brand new Halloween H20 commentary track:
“Work continues on the Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray set. Bonus features continue to be added on a daily basis, and an announcement is forthcoming outlining all the great newly produced interviews, featurettes, behind-the-scenes footage and more that will be included in the 15-disc Deluxe Edition.
So, as we near our nation’s birthday, please enjoy the attached behind-the-scenes photo of the actress who helped launched the historic franchise — Jamie Lee Curtis, as she sat down with Halloween H20 director Steve Miner (r) and moderator Sean Clark (c) for a new commentary »
- Jonathan James
So the big question everyone has been wondering since the announcement of the next Halloween film was whether or not it would continue on in the universe set up by Rob Zombie. Recently Collider caught up with Malek Akkad at the Saturn Awards, who shed some light on the subject.
“I can’t talk about it too much right now," says Akkad. "It will definitely keep elements and bring in new elements. But I really want to bring it back to kind of like, the classic – because the last one got a little dark – I want to bring it back to the classic Friday night horror film that people will really like.”
When asked about the ill-fated Halloween 3D, which was announced a couple of years back...
- Steve Barton
Tom Jolliffe delves into The Dusty VHS Corner for the second part of his Bloodfist marathon (read part 1 here)…
In many a film franchise there comes a point where the steam train is running out of steam. Generally the closer you get to hitting double figures, the closer you get to creative oblivion. Some film series might manage to re-ignite and hit new highs, such as the fifth and sixth Fast & Furious films, which were the best of the whole bunch upon finally realising that it didn’t pay to take them too seriously.
Still, the general rule of thumb is that there’s normally a gradual decline, be it Nightmares on Elm Street, Treks in the stars, or the jump the shark brilliance of putting Jason Vorhees in space.
The Bloodfist saga was no different. A first three with not particularly much to pick between them. Then the fourth »
- Gary Collinson
You’ve heard of the ‘McConaissance’. Well now another movie star considered past his best makes a high profile return to the big screen, as Kevin Costner toplines kinetic thriller 3 Days To Kill.
Though associated with a sequence of megabuck flops, Costner has been one of Hollywood’s true risk takers. It paid off in Oscars for Dances With Wolves (1990), where he did everything except sing the theme tune. Roles in hits such as The Bodyguard (1992) followed. But after Clint Eastwood’s A Perfect World (1993) came Waterworld. Throwing money at a sea-based knock-off of Mad Max was never going to set the box office alight, more give it a drenching. The Postman (1997) actually had Costner singing the theme tune and that failure appeared to round off his career as a big leading man. Yet the movies never forgot about Kev and in recent years he’s been rediscovered, with prestigious »
- Steve Palace
We have been experiencing some small technical problems with the chatroom. You can still access it easily by clicking the picture below and typing in the comment bar this command. /join #moviefancentral With no big release coming out this week, I thought it would be a great time to revisit one of my all time favorite action movies. It also happens to be celebrating it's twentieth anniversary, so that's all the better! I'm talking about the Arnold Schwarzenegger classic, True Lies! »
- James Orrell
James Cameron has fled the human world to spend a decade with his impossibly perfect space kittens. Arnold Schwarzenegger pretends he’s still thirty years old and in Mr. Universe shape, and that “pushing seventy” is nothing more than the body count of his latest film. Jamie Lee Curtis fell off the face of the Earth and reappears only to describe the pleasing effects of yogurt on her aching bowels. But twenty years ago today, these three visionaries came together for something truly special. That something was True Lies. Cameron’s 1994 Schwarzenegger action flick/rom-com/political thriller might not be as fondly remembered as The Terminator, nor as gleefully forgotten as Jingle All the Way, but it’s an important part of the Arnold Schwarzenegger canon. And it’s got at least one moment that will stand the test of time — the film’s thrilling conclusion, in which Schwarzenegger’s Harry Tasker keeps his daughter from falling »
- Adam Bellotto
Cheng previously served as a senior production executive for the joint venture between DreamWorks Animation and Shanghai-based Oriental DreamWorks.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said: “Teresa is the rare executive with a solid background of production experience, business development acumen and a rich knowledge of global markets. She brings an energy and passion to her work that I know will benefit the studio and the relationships we’ve built while continuing to forge new relationships in the region.”
- email@example.com (Liz Shackleton)
Happy Friday the 13th! In celebration of this infamous and terror-inducing date (and with all due respect to that other masked fellow associated with today), Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory proudly unveil the official art for the September 23rd release of the Halloween The Complete Collection Blu-ray. Please see artwork below of the 15-disc Deluxe Edition and the 10-disc set. Stay tuned for more details, including updates on the bonus features and photos taken from behind the scenes!
For the legions of Halloween fans, the Deluxe Edition boasts 15 discs and contains all the Halloween feature films - Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Halloween: H20, Halloween: Resurrection, Rob Zombie's Halloween and Halloween II. The set includes the never before released producers cut of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers »
Get ready to feast your eyes and glut your soul on the sexiest thing to hit the Halloween franchise since P.J. Soles bared her breasts and beckoned to a ghost-sheet-wearing Shape. See anything you like? Indeed!
From the Press Release
Last year the horror classic Halloween celebrated 35 years of terror for those willing to partake in its vision of unrelenting horror. But that was only the beginning of the celebration.
What producers Moustapha Akkad, Debra Hill, and Irwin Yablans; writer/director John Carpenter; and stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence started in 1978 has transformed into one of the most durable, iconic – and copiously studied -- horror film franchises ever created. Before Jason, before Freddy, and before Jigsaw, there was… Michael. Over the years audiences have lived and relived the terrors of Michael Myers through ten feature films as well as various re-edits and alternate versions; yet, to date, the »
- Steve Barton
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