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The Die Hard series may be alive and well, but there's a unique story behind the writing of each one…
As any action fanatic will tell you, Die Hard is among the best films of its type ever made. Tautly directed by John McTiernan, deceptively well shot by cinematographer Jan de Bont, and full of charismatic turns from Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman and Bonnie Bedelia, it’s seldom been bettered, even by its sequels.
The key to the first film's success, and the sequels in their best moments, is hero John McClane. Tough, sarcastic but ultimately human and relatable, he cuts a very different figure from the beefed-up, larger-than-life heroes of 1980s and 90s action cinema. When John McClane gets shot or injured, he actually feels pain. It's something we were keenly aware of in the 1988 original, but gradually ebbed away as the Die Hard franchise drifted from thriller territory »
London-based sales and production outfit Moviehouse Entertainment has signed four completed titles to its roster in time for the Afm.
Inspired by Joseph Conrad’s novella, the film South China Sea-set film tells the story of a young sea captain’s journey to maturity and the challenges he faces.
Director Jay Weisman’s 3D action sci-fi Shockwave, which world premiered at London’s FrightFest, charts mankind’s battle for the last supplies of water on the moon.
Finally, Discoverdale »
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Never ones to disappoint, Rock and Shock has just announced the second wave of guests who will be appearing at this year's horror/metal convention. In this round of celebs some new faces are named as well as some Rock and Shock favorites.
Among the newest guests announced are Victoria Price, daughter of the iconic Vincent Price, who will be hosting a special presentation on her father's life. WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper will be making his triumphant return to Worecester. They'll be joined by Dee Wallace, Jake Busey, Tiffany Shepis, Sarah French, and Joe Knetter.
- Scott Hallam
“Beginning Tuesday, August 19th fans of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” will get a chance to experience the thrill ride all over again with the launch of the entire 10-episode first season on Netflix. Based on the cult-classic film of the same name, the series from creator/executive producer/ director Robert Rodriguez (who has created such films as Sin City, Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn) premiered on the Rodriguez founded El Rey Network this past March. The first season is already available on the Netflix service in itsinternational markets including: UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, and Latin America.
The Netflix launch comes on the heels of a recent announcement from El Rey Network that »
- Jonathan James
“Superman: Doomed” continues with “Enemy Of The State”! As things get more dire on Earth for him, the Man of Steel may have to go into exile in space, but the self-proclaimed protectors of Sector 2814, the Red Lanterns, don’t want him there either! Don’t miss this deadly face-off between Kal and Kara! Superman/Wonder Woman #9 Written by Charles Soule Pencils & Cover by Tony S. Daniel »
Ghostbusters, the comedy classic that spawned a hit single, a sequel, a cartoon series and inspiration for countless fancy dress parties, celebrates its 30th anniversary today (June 8).
While we patiently wait for the long-in-development Ghostbusters 3, here are 30 things you may or may not now about the 1984 movie.
1. In the early '80s, Dan Aykroyd read an article on quantum physics and parapsychology in The Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research. That, coupled with his family's long-standing interest in the paranormal, served as the catalyst for Ghostbusters.
2. Speaking of Aykroyd's family, his great grandfather was a psychic investigator, his grandfather an engineer who created a high-vibration crystal radio to contact the spirit world and his father kept a substantial library of books on the paranormal.
3. The first script drafts of Ghostbusters focused on three characters who battled ghouls with wands instead of proton packs, while the action took »
While longtime fans have seen Wolverine die time and time again (clones, alien imposers, alternate timelines, all that fun) Marvel has announced what looks to be the Canadian hero’s final end. Penned by Charles Soule and drawn by Steve McNiven, the Death of Wolverine is expected to hit shelves in September and is being promoted as the Wolverine story to end all Wolverine stories. No pun intended. Interviews have mentioned Soule wants this to stand up against Chris Claremont’s works and Mark Millar’s Enemy of the State among many fan favourite stories, and will give some true closure to the character. At the same time, while it will reflect upon Logan’s long life, it won’t be a simple homage of his greatest hits. Each issue is set to examine a different aspect of his personality from the Clint Eastwood-style lone warrior to the mentor figure, »
- Callum Shephard
Nearly 40 years after he debuted in a 1974 issue of The Incredible Hulk, Marvel Comics confirmed that they are killing off the popular Wolverine character in a special four-part comic debuting this September entitled Death of Wolverine, which is written by Charles Soule and drawn by Steve McNiven. While it isn't ultimately clear how this will affect the X-Men cinematic franchise, which continues next month with X-Men: Days of Future Past, you can take a look at the cover art for the first issue and the first page from this comic below, then read on for more details.
Marvel has been teasing the death with an upcoming story arc debuting this summer entitled 3 Months to Live, where Logan is stripped of his healing powers that have kept him alive for decades upon decades. The character even survived a run entitled Old Man Logan, written by Mark Millar and illustrated by Steve McNiven, »
It’s been almost 40 years since Wolverine’s first appearance on the very last page of The Incredible Hulk #180. In comic book time, of course, Wolverine is much older: Over a hundred years old, a century-plus lifespan that has seen the man called Logan become a soldier, a samurai, a superhero, an X-Man, an Avenger, the amnesiac victim of horrific scientific experiments, a renegade, a teacher.
This September, that’s going to end.
Marvel has been teasing a radical new development in Wolverine’s history with this summer’s story arc, “3 Months to Die,” which robs Wolverine of his healing factor, »
- Darren Franich
Captain America: The Winter Soldier already has a lot of people claiming it as the best Marvel movie yet, which is bizarre hyperbole in the face of The Avengers, but for those who love a grounded spy yarn it definitely has a maturity not present in any other Marvel outing to date. Or at least a different style of superhero storytelling. Imagine it as Captain America: Enemy of the State with double the action sequences. Rob’s review is thorough and glowing, worthy of a great superhero movie that tones down its superheroism in favor of plot intrigue. It’s a sentiment matched by a ton of critics, but I can’t agree with it completely. The positives absolutely outweigh the negatives, and it’s a very slick movie, but there’s more to do than simply throwing ticker tape from out your office window. Mostly because it would be difficult to find ticker tape these »
- Scott Beggs
Robert Rodriguez's El Rey Network has announced that the small screen adaptation of From Dusk Till Dawn is to return for a second season of thirteen episodes, which will air next year. "This is a truly unique property and one that has really resonated for viewers," states Rodriguez. "It has been a joy to bring these characters back to life and have the opportunity to take our storytelling to a whole new place. We look forward to going back into production later this year and are excited about raising the bar even higher in season two."
Based upon Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's cult 1996 movie, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series stars D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and Zane Holtz (Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) taking over from George Clooney and Tarantino as the Gecko brothers, while the rest of the cast includes Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, »
- Gary Collinson
"Veep" is one of the most acerbic yet realistic comedies on television, which is grim considering it's about a version of the White House where the vice president frets that she's "in a national ass-kicking contest with no legs and a huge ass." Julia Louis-Dreyfus has picked up two Emmys for her role as the gaffe-prone Selina Meyer, a U.S. vice president who curses her fumbling staff before cursing herself for wanting one damn phone call from Potus. At Thursday night's PaleyFest panel for "Veep," attendees viewed the second episode of the HBO's series upcoming third season (premiering April 6) and dug a playful discussion with British creator Armando Iannucci and cast members Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Sufe Bradshaw, Kevin Dunn, and Gary Cole. Here are the 10 biggest insights we got from the discussion and the episode sneak-peek. (The unofficial #11 is Iannucci's claim that »
- Louis Virtel
Interview Simon Brew 28 Mar 2014 - 06:15
Heading into UK cinemas today is the brand new Muppets movie, Muppets Most Wanted. Directed once more by James Bobin, he spared us some time to talk about working with The Muppets, the complexities, the preparation, the bits that were cut and more. Here's how it went...
Mild spoilers for Muppets Most Wanted lie ahead...
The Muppets continue to popularise quite an old fashioned craft. More than just puppeteering, too. What are your feelings on it? Because my understanding of doing a Muppets film is that the preparation is arduous, the shoot is arduous, the post-production is a little bit lighter?
It is to a degree, but remember too that in post we have to deal with the fact that they »
In a recent interview we conducted with Robert Rodriguez, he spoke about plans for multiple seasons of From Dusk Till Dawn and it’s now official. El Rey Network has announced that From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series will be back for a second season:
“New York, March 26, 2014 – El Rey Network, the general entertainment cable channel founded by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, announced plans today to greenlight a sophomore season of the network’s first scripted original, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series.
Based on the cult classic film of the same name, season two will be comprised of 13 hour-long episodes and will be shot in Austin, Texas, home to the filmmaker’s Troublemaker Studios. Marking Rodriguez’s first foray into television, the highly-anticipated program premiered in the U.S. on El Rey Network on Tuesday, March 11th and premiered exclusively on Netflix through their run-of-series license in Canada, Ireland, Nordics, »
- Jonathan James
Stars: Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford, Amber Heard, Richard Dreyfuss, Josh Holloway, Embeth Davidtz, Julian McMahon, Kevin Kilner | Written by Jason Dean Hall, Barry L. Levy | Directed by Robert Luketic
Set in the cut-throat world of technology and corporate power Paranoia is an espionage thriller based on the book by Robert Finder, which sees the world’s two most powerful tech billionaires and bitter adversaries stopping at nothing to outwit and destroy each other’s business empires. But when a young rising star (Hemsworth) falls between them, he becomes trapped in the middle of the rivals’ life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realises his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows too much for them to let him just walk away…
- Phil Wheat
In order to mark the occasion viewers will be able to watch again the battle of wits between Sheriff Seth Bullock (Timothy Olyphant) and saloon owner Al Swearengen (Ian McShane) who views the town to be his own private enterprise; the speciality channel will be airing all 36 episodes back-to-back commencing Saturday March 15, 2014 @ 10 a.m. (Et/Pt) and finishing Sunday, March 16, at 10 p.m..
Also on April 2, 2014, HBO Signature will be running one Deadwood episode every weeknight, Monday to Friday at 8 p.m. (Et/Pt) starting Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The Western featured historical characters such as Wild Bill Hickok, Sol Star, Calamity Jane, Wyatt Earp, George Crook, E. B. Farnum, Charlie Utter, Jack McCall, and George »
Ahead of its premiere in just under a fortnight, the El Rey Network has released five blood-soaked character posters for Robert Rodriguez's upcoming small screen adaptation From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, which we've got for you right here....
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series sees D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and Zane Holtz (Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) taking over from George Clooney and Tarantino as the Gecko brothers, while the rest of the cast includes Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The X-Files) as Jacob Fuller, Madison Davenport (Save Me, Shameless) as Kate Fuller, Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, Ender’s Game) as Scott Fuller, Don Johnson (Django Unchained, Nash Bridges) as Sheriff Earl McGraw, Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) as Vanessa Styles, Jake Busey (Starship Troopers, Enemy of the State) as Professor Aiden Tanner, Lane Garrison (Bonnie & Clyde, Prison Break »
- Gary Collinson
El Rey Network and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema are excited to announce the premiere episode of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series on the big screen in nine Alamo Drafthouse theaters around the country timed to its El Rey Network debut on Tuesday, March 11 at 9Pm Et/8Pm Ct. Tim League, Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO, will host a Q&A with Robert Rodriguez and the cast of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series following the premiere and screenings. The Q&A will be live at the Austin theater, while simultaneously streaming to all eight of the other Alamo theaters and on the El Rey Network YouTube channel. The 30-minute Q&A will begin at 10Pm Et/9Pm Ct.
El Rey Network and Alamo Drafthouse are proud to be collaborating to bring a unique experience to fans nationwide, whether watching from home or on the big screen. Created and executive produced »
The premiere of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series is almost here and we have five posters that give us a look at the main characters, including The Gecko Brothers:
“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series is a 10-episode supernatural crime saga which debuts March 11 at 9 pm Et/Pt on El Rey Network (check local listings). The series features an international cast including D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation); Zane Holtz (Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower); Jesse Garcia (Quinceañera, Sons of Anarchy); Eiza González (Lola: Érase Una Vez); Wilmer Valderrama (That ’70s Show, To Whom It May Concern); Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights, G.I. Joe: Retaliation); Jake Busey (Starship Troopers, Enemy of the State, Identity); Don Johnson (Django Unchained, Nash Bridges); Madison Davenport (Save Me, Shameless); Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, Ender’s Game, Incredible Crew); Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The X-Files); and Lane Garrison (Bonnie & Clyde, »
- Jonathan James
The Graham Norton Show was Friday's (February 14) highest-rated show outside of soaps.
BBC One also scored a ratings success with New Tricks at 9pm. Approximately 3.72m (17.1%) people watched a repeat of the first episode of series 8, while an episode of Room 101 at 8.30pm drew 3.57m (15.1%).
Over on BBC Two, an average of 2.2m viewers watched highlights of Lizzy Yarnold's gold medal Skeleton run during Winter Olympics: Today at the Games at 7.10pm.
A further 2.59 (11%) watched Mastermind at 8pm, with 1.98m (8.4%) sticking around for An Island Parish at 8.30pm and 1.3m (5.9%) watching Mock the Week at 9pm. »
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