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WWE blamed for cancelled Wrestlemania match, WWE wrestlers released | WrestleTalk News

2 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oli Davis rounds up the biggest professional wrestling news in his daily WrestleTalk column…

Just several months after production began on Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s movie about WWE star Paige, another Hollywood wrestling biopic is about to be greenlit: a film about the life of Vince McMahon, quite aptly called Pandemonium.

The Hollywood Reporter have revealed that TriStar Pictures have snapped up the project after Andrew Lazar – the producer behind 2014’s box office smash American Sniper – acquired the rights. He’s also the man responsible for Cats & Dogs, Jonah Hex and Mortdecai, but those are in no way as impressive.

The President of WWE Studios Michael Luisi is also producing, and the project is said to have Vince McMahon’s blessing. Which probably means the movie will have no mention of Randy Savage, B. A. Star isn’t just a PR exercise, Wrestlemania always breaks attendance records, WCW never stood a chance, »

- Oli Davis

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The Fate Of The Furious Stunt Breakdown Draws The Line Between CGI And Reality

24 April 2017 9:26 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When you compare the relatively grounded and taut nature of The Fast and the FuriousPoint Break with cars, as one comparison so aptly put – with the recently-released sequel The Fate of the Furious, you’ll begin to get a sense of just how far Universal’s franchise has come, both in terms of death-defying stunts and box office success.

The actioner formerly known as Fast 8 has been crowned king of the international box office, and with a worldwide haul of $900 million and climbing, it’ll be some time yet before F. Gary Gray’s over-the-top sequel begins to run out of gas. It’s no wonder the Powers That Be are already beginning to make headway on a spinoff movie, one that’ll seemingly be headlined by The Rock and The Stath – that’s Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, of course. Will said offshoot find room in its ranks for the menacing Cipher? »

- Michael Briers

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Faster & Furiously: How Vin & the Family Owe an 80s & 90s Debt

14 April 2017 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black on how Fast & Furious owes a debt to 80s and 90s action movies…

You may have avoided the Fast & Furious franchise. I did, for ages. To me it was nothing more than ‘car porn’, full of slick machismo, bad dialogue and poorer plot choices. 2008’s semi-reboot Fast & Furious began a steady change across the next decade which stands as one of the most remarkable in any franchise in blockbuster cinematic history – what started as a B-movie car film from a Z-grade director, taking a title from a little known 50’s B-picture, evolved into a blend of The Italian Job, James Bond, and every single 80’s & 90’s action film with a cheesy hero and a shit ton of explosions you can imagine.

To those decades a franchise steered to multi billion dollar takings by shrewd helmsmen Justin Lin & James Wan (now in the hands of F. Gary Gray) owes »

- Tony Black

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The 50 Greatest Car Chases in Film: Part 1

12 April 2017 8:21 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The Fast and Furious movies aren't the only ones with great car chases. Join us as we take a look at the 50 best car chase scenes in film. This week, we’re looking at #50 through 26.

Like peanut butter and jelly, car chases and movies are two things that just go together perfectly. A chase is inherently interesting to watch - someone is trying their best to get away by any means possible, while the other party is trying to stop them from doing so. The danger involved, the threat of violence, and even the thrill of the hunt are all part of why we often can’t look away. A car chase is the next level of chase. They are fast - an embodiment of man and machine together. They are also dangerous - the stakes are incredibly high, and not just for the people involved in the chase.   


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Fast & Furious 8 review

10 April 2017 10:10 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Fast & Furious 8 is another enjoyable, big, noisy blockbuster that makes an unexpected lunge towards comedy...

I’ve got a theory about the Fast & Furious films. I call it the ‘Vin Diesel pub theory’. My suggestion is that the Fast & Furious films as we see them aren’t the events as they take place in the Fast & Furious cinematic universe (Ffcu). Rather, they’re the events as told by an aging Vin Diesel in a pub in the Ffcu. Every time he tells a story he gets further and further from the truth. Perhaps it started with him playing up his street racing experience in the first film. As the crowds have gotten bigger, now he’s a superman flipping cars through the snow and fighting Charlize Theron over a bastarding great submarine.

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Studio71 Breathes New Life Into McN Business Model Overseas

29 March 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When Disney laid off thousands of content creators at its Maker Studios division in February, it sent the clearest signal yet of how troubled the so-called multichannel networks (MCNs) had become. While aggregating billions of digital video views had attracted a rash of M&A activity, like Disney’s 2014 acquisition of Maker, other MCNs like Fullscreen and AwesomenessTV have since pivoted to businesses more oriented around original-content creation.

But if McN is a dirty word, don’t tell Studio71. The company that rode the McN wave while known as Collective Digital Studio is sticking to its business model, but with a twist it will pitch at MipTV: It’s partnering with an array of overseas broadcasters to sell a combination of TV and digital inventory.

Studio71 emerged from the now defunct Hollywood management firm the Collective and began reshaping itself in 2015 when German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 bought a controlling stake. Earlier this year, France »

- Andrew Wallenstein

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Win Vengeance starring Nicolas Cage on Blu-ray

24 March 2017 2:00 AM, PDT | The Cultural Post | See recent The Cultural Post news »

Cage fans unite for the one they call Nicolas is back with another explosive addition to his resume and this time “He is the law”.

101 Films is pleased to announce the UK release of Vengeance, available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digitally from 27th March 2017. To celebrate its release, we have 2 Blu-ray copies to give away!

Niagra Falls police detective and Iraq war veteran John Dromoor (Nicolas CageThe Rock) is flagged down by a 12 year old girl after she witnesses her mother, Teena, being brutally attacked and left for dead by a group of local men.

When the men are caught, their parents hire slick criminal defence attorney Jay Kirkpatrick, (Don JohnsonDjango Unchained) who puts the focus on Teena’s credibility, sobriety and promiscuity. Shockingly her assailants are exonerated and released, even though the daughter’s testimony should have been enough for a certain conviction.

Following the verdict Dromoor »

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Shout! Factory Acquires Global Rights to New Horror Film Featuring Bill Moseley & William Forsythe

21 March 2017 10:44 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Following last year's release of their original film Fender Bender, Shout! Factory now has more new content on the way, as they have acquired global rights to a new, untitled horror film from Kevin Shulman, with a cast that includes Bill Moseley and William Forsythe.

Press Release: Los Angeles, Calif., March 21, 2017 – Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, has acquired worldwide rights to writer/director Kevin Shulman’s new feature film, Untitled Shulman Horror Project, starring Eoin Macken (Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, NBC’s The Night Shift), Kristina Klebe (Dementia, Proxy, Halloween), Bill Moseley (House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects), Faran Tahir (Iron Man, Star Trek, Escape Plan) and William Forsythe (The Rock, The Bronx Bull, Raising Arizona). The film is developed, produced and co-financed by Jeremy M. Rosen and Kevin Shulman for Roxwell Films, and co-financed and executive produced by Shout! Factory for its horror genre entertainment imprint, »

- Derek Anderson

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Giveaway – Win Vengeance on DVD

19 March 2017 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

101 Films is pleased to announce the UK release of Vengeance, available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digitally from 27th March 2017. To celebrate its release, we have 3 x DVD to give away!

Niagra Falls police detective and Iraq war veteran John Dromoor (Nicolas CageThe Rock) is flagged down by a 12 year old girl after she witnesses her mother, Teena, being brutally attacked and left for dead by a group of local men.

When the men are caught, their parents hire slick criminal defence attorney Jay Kirkpatrick, (Don JohnsonDjango Unchained) who puts the focus on Teena’s credibility, sobriety and promiscuity. Shockingly her assailants are exonerated and released, even though the daughter’s testimony should have been enough for a certain conviction.

Following the verdict Dromoor grows increasingly close to the victim and her family, who he then discovers are being taunted and stalked by the freed men. The injustice becomes »

- Gary Collinson

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Leonardo Nam photographed by Ricky Middlesworth for Los Angeles Confidential

Golden Globes interview Westworld's fab Leonardo Nam

MTV Teo Bugbee on the texting in Personal Shopper

Inverse interesting interview with composer Hans Zimmer who is swearing off superhero movies. Sounds like he had a bad time on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Playbill celebrates Sutton Foster with a gallery of all of her stage work

Variety random selection of drunk scenes in honor of your St Patricks Day hangover

/Film Alicia Vikander to headline Ben Wheatley's Freakshift. Is the director about to break out with Free Fire?

The Guardian Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has 26 (!!!) films in development

People Surprise! Film star Amanda Seyfried and stage and tv screen star Thomas Sadoski eloped! She'll be giving birth any day now, being 8+ months pregnant

Boy Culture Paris Jackson is looking more like Madonna than Michael Jackson 

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What The Rock is cooking: Dwayne Johnson's next 26 films decoded

17 March 2017 4:55 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The world’s highest-paid actor has a staggering number of movies in the works – and you can probably guess what happens in them from their titles alone

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson currently has 26 movies in development. That is a staggering amount of work, possibly equalled only by crippling-debt-era Nicolas Cage. On paper, it looks like a tremendous amount of resources will go into developing all of these scripts. In reality, though, that’s unlikely to be the case, because Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson only really makes three types of film: the ironic action comedy, the kids movie and the disaster epic. In fact, you can probably guess what happens in all of those forthcoming films just by looking at their names. With this in mind, let’s go through his project list on IMDb and take a guess at the plots from the titles alone, starting with the most recent. »

- Stuart Heritage

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A History Of Violence: Cage and Connery bust into The Rock, the one good movie Michael Bay ever gave us

9 March 2017 10:00 PM, PST | | See recent The AV Club news »

With A History Of Violence, Tom Breihan picks the most important action movie of every year, starting with the genre’s birth and moving right up to whatever Vin Diesel’s doing this very minute.

The Rock (1996)

The fate of San Francisco is at stake. There’s a missile filled with tiny glass orbs pointed at it, and all those glass orbs are full of glowing neon-green nerve gas. Nicolas Cage, playing a twitchy and sweaty FBI chemical-weapons expert, is working frantically to disarm it. Tony Todd, the guy who played Candyman in Candyman, is an elite rogue marine, stalking him. Todd puts down his gun and pulls out a huge Rambo-esque knife; he wants to have some fun with this one. Cage, practically vomiting word-salad: “Let’s talk music. Do you like the Elton John song ‘Rocket Man’?” Todd, snarling but acting as if this is a perfectly ...


- Tom Breihan

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Horror Highlights: Gears Of War Pop! Vinyls, Zombie Clown Circus, Check Point, The Mortecarni

8 March 2017 6:40 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Funko's Pop! vinyl figures of Marcus Fenix, Dominic Santiago, Damon Baird, Augustus Cole, Oscar Diaz, and Brumak from Gears of Wars are coming in May, and you can check out images of the Delta Squad collectibles! Also: a look at Zombie Clown Circus preview pages, Check Point release details, and info on Kelly Evan's medieval zombie novel, The Mortecarni.

Funko Reveals New Gears of War Pop! Vinyl Figures: From Funko: “Introducing a brand-new wave of Pop! vinyl figures from the hit video game series Gears of War!

Collect the older and more grizzled Marcus Fenix from Gears of War 4 and his Delta Squad comrades Dominic Santiago, Damon Baird, and Augustus Cole! You can also collect Oscar Diaz, uncle of Kait Diaz, and the iconic Brumak, the reptilian-like creature from the Hollow!

The Brumak is a super-sized Pop!, standing 6” tall!

Coming this Spring!

Coming in May!”


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Justin Timberlake Scores Top Instagram Posts from the Oscars

28 February 2017 4:50 PM, PST | | See recent news »

The Best Picture gaffe may be the talk of Hollywood post-Oscars, but social media was buzzing about how handsome Justin Timberlake looked in his Tom Ford tuxedo.

The “Can’t Stop the Feeling” singer, who kicked off the telecast, had the two most-liked Instagram photos of the entire awards night, according to visual intelligence platform Dash Hudson.

In first place was Timberlake’s black and white portrait, which garnered nearly 1.3 million likes, and closely behind was his “#Oscars ready” post with nearly 1.1 million likes.

Other Instagrams that performed well on Oscars night were Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson‘s father-daughter pre-red »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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The true story behind Dougray Scott playing Wolverine in X-Men and why Hugh Jackman took over

28 February 2017 4:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Luke Owen looks back at a time when Hugh Jackman was not Wolverine

There was a lot of buzz and excitement in 1999. People around planet earth were excited to see what the new Millennium would bring; while big companies panicked that the Y2K bug would kill all their hard work and shut down the working world. For Dougray Scott, 1999 was set to be the year that changed his career. He had been handpicked by Tom Cruise to play the villain in M:i:2 and he was set to play Wolverine in Bryan Singer’s X-Men.

The adaptation of the popular Marvel Comics property had been a long one. In 1984 Marvel writers Gerry Conway and Rob Thomas wrote a screenplay for production company Orion Pictures (Platoon) who had optioned the film rights. But when the company fell into financial troubles the rights went over to Carolco Pictures (First Blood) who began »

- Luke Owen

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12 People with 10+ Oscar Nominations and No Wins

26 February 2017 8:07 PM, PST | | See recent news »

At the Academy Awards on Sunday night, Kevin O’Connell just broke the longest streak for Oscar nominations without a win. The 59-year-old New Yorker had been nominated 21 times in total, making 2017 a very good year for him.

Who else among Hollywood’s finest has had to weather a storm of nominations without a win? Well, even just keeping it to over 10 nominations, it’s a healthy list. Let’s take a look.

Greg P. Russell

O’Connell’s win must have been somewhat bittersweet for Russell, who’s directly behind the elder sound mixer in the category of most nominations without wins. »

- Alex Heigl

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Oscars 2017: Hacksaw Ridge’s Kevin O’Connell Wins Best Sound Mixing on 21st Nomination

26 February 2017 6:32 PM, PST | | See recent news »

It finally happened for Kevin O’Connell.

At Sunday night’s 89th annual Academy Awards, the veteran sound mixer won Best Sound Mixing for Hacksaw Ridge alongside Peter Grace, Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright. The victory is O’Connell’s first after 21 total nominations; until Sunday, O’Connell was the most-nominated person in Oscars history without a victory.

O’Connell dedicated the big win to his mother, Skippy.

“A special thank you tonight to my mother, Skippy O’Connell, who 39 years ago got me a job in sound,” O’Connell said. “And when I asked her how I could thank her, »

- Christopher Rosen and Julie Mazziotta

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Dwayne Johnson Shares Behind-the-Scenes Photo of Oscars Rehearsals -- See the Pic!

25 February 2017 8:13 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Dwayne Johnson is gearing up for the "biggest night of the year!"

The 44-year-old actor, who is presenting at Sunday's Academy Awards, took to Instagram on Saturday to share behind-the-scenes shots from his Oscar rehearsals.

Related: Emma Stone, Amy Adams, Dwayne Johnson and More Join Slate of 2017 Oscar Presenters

"Big Oscar rehearsals today. Our biggest night of the year!" wrote Johnson, whose film, Moana, is nominated for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song. "We've got an amazing show lined up for the world. Time to celebrate the good stuff and how great movies make us feel!"

"I get goosebumps every time I walk out on this stage.. I'm forever a kid who just loves movies. And super grateful to have a movie nominated 2xs," he continued. "I's gonna smell good tomorrow night.. #Moana #Oscars."

Related: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Visits In-n-Out for the First Time Ever, Has the Best Experience

Later, the Rock shared »

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Thea Trinidad Aka Rosita is Cast in WWE Film about Diva Paige

19 February 2017 3:00 PM, PST | | See recent news »

The cast of the WWE biopic about superstar diva Paige is getting larger and larger.   Recently it was announced that former Tna knockout Rosita whose real name is Thea Trinidad will play a WWE former Divas champion in the movie.  She joins an already impressive cast that includes Lena Headey and Nick Frost as Paige’s parents.   The announcement came from Dwayne Johnson’s Instagram account.   Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is one of the producers on the film. Johnson doesn’t say who Trinidad will play though speculation is that she’ll be playing Aj Jee.  When Paige debuted on WWE’s main roster in

Thea Trinidad Aka Rosita is Cast in WWE Film about Diva Paige »

- Nat Berman

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Oscars: With 38 Combined Noms, Former Partners Square Off for the First Time

16 February 2017 8:32 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

For more than a decade, sound mixers Kevin O’Connell and Greg P. Russell worked hand-in-hand on some of the industry’s biggest box office hits, movies like “The Rock,” “Armageddon,” “Spider-Man,” and “Transformers.” It was a relationship born out of an early coupling on Ridley Scott’s “Black Rain” that later took flight in the mid-1990s when the two set up shop together at the Cary Grant mixing stage on the Sony lot in Culver City. In their time together, they landed Academy recognition 12 times, quickly becoming the Susan Luccis of the Oscars — consistently nominated, but never awarded.

Ten years ago, after the first “Transformers” film, O’Connell and Russell went their separate ways. This year, they’re back at the big dance together, though for different projects: O’Connell picked up his 21st nomination to date for Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge,” while Russell is back in »

- Kristopher Tapley

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