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Do you feel the power of the Gladiators? 10 stars of the hit '90s show then and now

30 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

"Do you feel the power of the Gladiators? Can you face the challenge of the champions? Do you have the courage of the heroes?

"Do you have the will or the skill? Do you have the strength, the speed the heart to be a winner? Deep down in your Soul?"

These were the fundamental questions posed by ITV's original Gladiators, to both the audience and brave contenders who dared to take part. While this particular writer longed to be Lightning (her backflips were to die for), all the seemingly superhuman powerhouses were forces to reckon with - only occasionally tamed by strict referee John Anderson.

Originally hosted by John Fashanu and Ulrika Jonsson, Gladiators was what Saturday nights in the '90s were made of.

So as Saracen (aka Mike Lewis) returns to our small screens to tackle the Ninja Warrior UK obstacle course, we pick out some of the »

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22 questions about Avengers: Age Of Ultron answered

23 April 2015 2:10 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Spoilers: we've gone through Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age Of Ultron and tried to answer the many questions it raises....

This article contains major spoilers for Avengers: Age Of Ultron

If Avengers: Age of Ultron is anything, it's dense. It has to spin out of films, spin films out of itself, and tell its own story with a cast of seven heroes and three villains. There's a lot going on, and not everyone will have caught all of it. If you've seen Avengers: Age of Ultron and find yourself confused about any part of it, we've tried to answer the questions you might have about it. Be careful if you haven't seen the film, though – spoilers obviously abound!

1. What's Wakanda?

Visited by Ultron and later the Avengers, Wakanda is a fictional African state which is also the home (and kingdom of) of the Black Panther. Located in northeast Africa, it »

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13 British comedy stars lured to Hollywood in the 1990s

20 April 2015 10:52 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Hollywood went hunting for lots of British comedy talent in the 1990s - and lured the likes of Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson...

For some reason, Hollywood fell in love with British actors again in the 1990s. Sparked by Alan Rickman's turn as Hans Gruber in Die Hard at the back end of the 1980s, many movie villains were either Brits, or in the case of Cliffhanger, John Lithgow taking on the mannerisms of a British antagonist.

Yet in particular, Hollywood went recruiting British comedy talent, with faces then mainly - but not exclusively - known for their small screen work getting roles of various sizes in Hollywood productions. Here are some who racked up the air miles - starting with the man who arguably became one of the most successful...

Hugh Laurie - 101 Dalmatians

Laurie is a man of many talents, who ultimately cracked America with »

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11 Best Moments When Gary Oldman Lost His Sh@#

16 April 2015 12:19 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

You need a classy actor with great dignity and poise. But you also need someone who has no problem delivering sudden and hammy outbursts of rage and emotion. That actor, without a doubt, has to be ‘Child 44’ star Gary Oldman. As this list shows, he has that particular market cornered.   Léon: The Professional (1994) This classic moment has become Oldman’s most famous outburst. Watch it again and fall back in love.   The Fifth Element...

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Interview with Rocket Girl’s Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare

11 April 2015 7:13 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

 

This weekend, at East Coast Comicon, I got the chance to chat with writer Brandon Montclare (Fearsome Four) and artist Amy Reeder (Madame Xanadu) about their work, especially on their creator owned title Rocket Girl, which is published by Image Comics as well as sci-fi, action scenes, and much more. Rocket Girl is about a teen cop from the future named DaYoung Johansson, who travels back to 1980s New York to prevent an evil corporation from inventing technology to basically take over the world.

Sound on Sight: So why should readers pick up the second arc of Rocket Girl?

Amy Reeder: If you loved the first one, it’s so worth it to keep reading. We had originally planned to make our story five issues, but we were talking and realized that wasn’t enough time to tell this story. You have to develop the characters first so people can »

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Vin Diesel And Chris Tucker Join Ang Lee's Billy Lynn

8 April 2015 5:56 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Edging towards some sort of record for the most eclectic cast ever assembled, director Ang Lee has just added two more names to his roster for Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. Vin Diesel and Chris Tucker have signed up to join Steve Martin, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart and newcomer Joe Alwyn.There's no indication of who either will be playing yet, but it's the first time Diesel has turned out for anything other than an action role (Groot nothwithstanding) since Find Me Guilty in 2006. On that occasion he was working for Sidney Lumet, so clearly he's amenable to taking a risk for the right director.Tucker, meanwhile, has been quiet since Silver Linings Playbook in 2012, partly thanks to a lifestyle change since his Jackie Brown / Rush Hour heyday. But it's an interesting footnote that he was previously part of another unusually varied cast in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element. »

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Die Hard, Pulp Fiction: What's your favourite Bruce Willis movie?

19 March 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Many happy returns to Bruce Willis, who celebrates his 60th birthday today (March 19)!

Ever since finding fame in the '80s thanks to sitcom Moonlighting and explosive action movie Die Hard, Bruce has been a regular on our screens, appearing in films great, good, not-so-good and Cop Out.

With John McClane himself celebrating the big 6-0, Digital Spy staff reminisce about their favourite Bruce Willis movies, while you can vote for your personal favourite in the poll below...

Die Hard - Morgan Jeffery (TV Editor)

There's a million reasons to love 1988's Die Hard - the colourful supporting characters like Al (Reginald VelJohnson), Ellis (Hart Bochner) and Argyle (De'voreaux White), action cinema's greatest ever villain in Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), Michael Kamen's brilliantly '80s score...

But the big reason is Bruce. Sure, New York cop John McClane was a tough guy, but what Willis brought to the part »

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Movie Review: Chappie

6 March 2015 5:39 AM, PST | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

Look at this: From the writer/director of District 9. Wickus. Ripley. Slumdog. Die Antwoord. Wolverine with a mullet. Ed-209 meeRobocop 2. How Is This Movie Not Going To Be Amazing?

My mom saw a TV spot for Chappie and asked me what I knew about it. I told her to think of it as Short Circuit for adults. In reality that’s not too far off, but director Neill Blomkamp’s three feature films have all been a sum of their parts from genre films of the past. He’s claimed James Cameron’s Aliens as his favorite film, and is close with Peter Jackson who also knows a lot about splatter gore and epic scale. Chappie has major influence from the first two Robocop films, both Short Circuit films, and The Fifth Element among others. I remember right after seeing District 9 that Blomkamp was going to be the successor to Paul Verhoeven, »

- Mike Hassler

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Syfy Sets Dates for Bitten Season 2, Lost Girl's Farewell Run and More

3 March 2015 9:37 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

For Lost Girl‘s Stateside fans, the beginning of the end will kick off Friday, April 17 at 10/9c, Syfy announced on Tuesday.

Syfy will on that date uncork the first eight episodes of the supernatural drama’s fifth and final season.

RelatedCable Renewal Scorecard 2015: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

April 17 is also when Syfy will premiere Season 2 of the Laura Vandervoort-fronted werewolf drama Bitten, starting with a two-hour premiere at 8 pm. (The show then makes its regular time slot debut the following Friday, at 9.)

RelatedSharknado 3: Mark Cuban, Ann Coulter Cast »

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Movie Review – Jupiter Ascending (2015)

9 February 2015 11:41 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jupiter Ascending, 2015.

Written and Directed by The Wachowskis.

Starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie RedmayneDouglas Booth and Tuppence Middleton.

Synopsis:

In a bright and colorful future, a young destitute caretaker gets targeted by a ruthless son of a powerful family that live on a planet in need of a new heir, so she travels with a genetically engineered warrior to the planet in order to stop his tyrant reign.

If I subscribed to the adage of ‘so bad it’s good’ then Jupiter Ascending might have been one heck of a fun time at the cinema; however, I do not and will never succumb to that way of thinking; so this latest film from the Wachowskis was an unmitigated disaster of galactic proportions. A film so bad and in which every aspect is so poorly handled, no one walks away unscathed – the most afflicted being the paying audience. »

- Gary Collinson

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Movie Review – Jupiter Ascending (2015)

5 February 2015 7:11 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jupiter Ascending, 2015

Written and directed by The Wachowskis

Starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie RedmayneDouglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton

Synopsis:

In a bright and colorful future, a young destitute caretaker gets targeted by a ruthless son of a powerful family that live on a planet in need of a new heir, so she travels with a genetically engineered warrior to the planet in order to stop his tyrant reign.

In an age where comic book movies, reboots, remakes and films based on toys reign supreme, a movie like Jupiter Ascending should be praised for at least being “original”. It’s a movie that doesn’t play it safe with its $175 million budget and instead makes the sort of film one wouldn’t expect to see in this age of cinema. And who better to do this than The Wachowskis, who wowed us back in 1999 with the fantastic The Matrix, »

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César Nominations: ‘Saint Laurent’, ‘Timbuktu’, Kristen Stewart In Mix – Full List

28 January 2015 2:25 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Update, 2:25 Am Pt: Last year’s dueling Yves Saint Laurent biopics each picked up several nominations this morning for France’s César Awards. Bertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent, the country’s entry for the Foreign Language Oscar, leads the pack with 10 mentions, followed by Thomas Cailley’s Directors’ Fortnight title Les Combattants with nine, and Oscar nominee Timbuktu with eight. Yves Saint Laurent, from helmer Jalil Lespert, took seven nods. Otherwise, there are a number of usual suspects in the batch including Best Actress Oscar nominee Marion Cotillard for Two Days, One Night, as well as Juliette Binoche for Olivier Assayas’ Sils Maria. In something of a departure — and a first — for the French Académie, they nominated American actress Kristen Stewart for her supporting turn in that Cannes competition entry. (Adrien Brody won the Best Actor prize in 2003 for The Pianist.) There are also six nominations for late 2014 release La Famille Bélier. »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Watch Women Beat The Hell Out Of People In This Epic Supercut

27 January 2015 3:41 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Do you like films with strong female leads? Do you like to watch "the fairer sex" prove that they.re not as fair as society has often portrayed them? Then you.ll get a kick out of this supercut tribute to women in prominent action movie roles.literally. Women have been kicking ass on the big screen since before Sigourney Weaver proved she could hold her own against vicious aliens in Alien, but over the last 36 years, stars like Milla Jovovich (in The Fifth Element and Resident Evil), Carrie Anne-Moss (The Matrix), Linda Hamilton (the original Terminator movies) and Uma Thurman (Kill Bill) have succeeded her as the kick-ass female action stars of the modern era. This supercut seems to honor the ladies by giving us a taste of some of their best moments. Compiled by Vimeo user ClaraDarko, the clips are cut to the song "Derezzed" by Daft Punk, »

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Bruce Willis Signs Up For Extraction

21 January 2015 2:26 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Remember when Bruce Willis used to make interesting, original movies, like Pulp Fiction, Twelve Monkeys and The Fifth Element? An air of excitement would surround each announcement detailing which project the actor would get involved with next. It’s been some time since that excitement has been felt, however, because Willis has essentially been making the same movie, repeatedly, for years. The next product from that assembly line will be Extraction, directed by Steven C. Miller (Silent Night).

The plot focuses on a father and son duo of – wait for it – CIA agents, with Willis as the seasoned elder operative who is traumatized by the – you guessed it – murder of his wife. His less-experienced CIA operative son is working with him on the manufacture of a super-weapon known as the Condor, but is thrust into the driving seat when his father, Willis, is kidnapped by terrorists. As he realizes that »

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VOD Spotlight: Filming “Lucy”

20 January 2015 3:00 AM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

When director Luc Besson wrote the first version of the script for Lucy 10 years ago, he intended for the action to be set in Taipei, Taiwan. He had gone to the city in 1997 on a promotional tour for The Fifth Element and loved the people and the feel of the city. When the time came to scout locations for this action-thriller, the filmmakers considered a few different Asian cities in which to film the picture — for budget and logistical purposes. Says Besson: “The funny thing is that, in the end, we shot in Taipei and picked the … Continue reading →

The post VOD Spotlight: Filming “Lucy” appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

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January 20th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Lucy, Wolves, Annabelle

19 January 2015 6:03 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This week is a big one for sci-fi fans, as several fantastic films from 2014 are making their home entertainment debuts, including The Zero Theorem, Lucy and Coherence. Horror fans have a lot to look forward to as well with the releases of several notable titles like Wolves, Annabelle and Gnome Alone, which looks to be a hoot of a genre send-up.

Spotlight Titles:

Lucy (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Blu/DVD/Digital HD & DVD)

From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Lucy also stars Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman.

Wolves (Ketchup, DVD)

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Watch: 'Taken 4' Trailer Gives Liam Neeson the Perfect New Co-Star

16 January 2015 7:29 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

In case you haven't heard, Taken 3 is pretty terrible. It's boring, has awfil action, a predictable story, stupid villains and still doesn't measure up to that surprisingly great first film. But thankfully, it looks like Taken 4 is going to be infinitely better. Sure, Taken 3 may still be in theaters, but this sequel looks so damn exciting that you're going to be anticipating this one more than The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In this one, Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) finally gets the co-star he's always needed: Guillermo from "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Honestly, this could reinvigorate the entire franchise. Watch! Here's the trailer for Taken 4 with Liam Neeson and Guillermo from "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last night: Taken 3 is directed by Olivier Megaton (Taken 2) and written by Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, The Professional) and Robert Mark Kamen (The Transporter franchise). Ex-covert »

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5 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Franchises Bioware Needs to Work With

15 January 2015 1:00 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

BioWare has done some incredible things with the Star Wars license.  While there have been some stumbles with The Old Republic, it's hard to deny how good the company is at crafting memorable Sci-Fi/Fantasy stories in general (just look at the Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises).  With another Star Wars game apparently in the works from them, I got to thinking about which other Sci-Fi/Fantasy franchises could use a great game from the Bioware team.

I'm a sucker for fun stories and epic tales; two things BioWare seems to specialize in.  Since they've done so well with one of the biggest science fiction properties around, Star Wars, I'm sure they're more than able to handle other much beloved sci-fi and fantasy franchise.  There are several worthy tales out there which haven't received the video game attention they deserve, or simply didn't get good games, so perhaps BioWare »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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The Taken trilogy, wish-fulfilment and wish wariness

9 January 2015 2:31 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The arrival of Taken 3 leaves James pondering the appeal of vigilante movies...

Taken 3 is set to take cinemas by storm, with force and with Bryan Mills showcasing that particular set of skills and his especial resolve. Mills is, of course, played by the indomitable Liam Neeson, and the plot for this threequel revolves around the battle to clear his good (?) name.

He's been accused of a brutal murder that he didn't commit or witness, so now Mills is going to use that infamous skillset to hunt and find the real killer, all while evading the authorities who'd put him behind bars and his film franchise on hiatus. Oh, and the murder victim was his ex-wife Lennie (Famke Janssen), so there's bonus devastation and a whole can of emotional worms for the man to wrestle with.

For the third movie, then, it isn't just a family member that's been »

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