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Highlander: A Reboot I Support

I’m always skeptical when it comes to reboots. On the one hand they can be well justified and prove to be a success (Casino Royale, 2006) but on the odd occasion it can backfire and you find yourself walking the exact same path again (The Amazing Spider-man, 2012). There are several reboots in the pipeline, one of which I’m not too keen on, The Crow, which to me feels like an insult to the performance and memory of Brandon Lee. However, a reboot of 80s action-fantasy Highlander (1986) I’m well and truly behind.

Highlander has a special place in my heart, with its basic – if a little silly – premise. Fallen warriors who have been resurrected as immortals take part in “The Game”, where they must behead each other, until the last remaining two fight for “The Prize”. How can you not love that as a concept? A simple set up
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Black Rose Gets Us Distro Through ITN

Tn Distribution has acquired North American rights to the action/thriller Black Rose, starring international action star Alexander Nevsky (Showdown in Manila).

Written by Brent Huff (Chasing Beauty) and George Saunders (The Hunt for Red October), the film was also directed by Nevky.

The cast includes Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines), Adrian Paul (Highlander: Endgame), Robert Davi (Expendables 3) and Matthias Hues (Dark Angel).

ITN Distribution will be releasing Black Rose in theaters on April 28, 2017 [Continued ...]
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie review: the high price of hope

MaryAnn’s quick take… There’s genuine fun here, but the humor is cynical, the heroics are tinged with regret, and it’s all delivered with a cold smack of — yes — political relevance. I’m “biast” (pro): massive Star Wars fan, don’t even get me started

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Damn.

Did we think, at the end of the very first Star Wars movie, that Luke Skywalker was a hero? He was nothing. Nothing.

Did we think Luke Skywalker was a hero? What he did was nothing to what we see here.

Okay, not nothing. But, as Rogue One reveals with brutal clarity, Luke’s lucky Force-assisted like–bulls-eying–womprats bombing run at the Death Star was only the final link in a very long chain of people doing way more brave and way more daring things.
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5 Other Movie Franchises That Crashed Onto Television

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News this week came in that the final planned Divergent Series movie would be skipping the theaters and go direct to television/DVD. It’s a rare move for such a major studio franchise to make, and it got me to thinking about other movie series that fizzled and did the same. Come inside to check out a history of downward sliding franchises!

If I come off sounding a bit harsh about all this, it’s mostly due to the fact that it’s such a bizarre situation. It’s been awhile since a studio franchise had to dropped down to direct-to-television and it’s not a good thing. Sure, Lionsgate is trying to spin the information that it’s part of a planned way to jumpstart a spin-off TV series...but the reality is this isn’t how they wanted The Divergent Series to end.

It’s a failure,
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This WWE Superstar Wants to Play Cable in Deadpool 2

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This WWE Superstar Wants to Play Cable in Deadpool 2
After the monstrous box office success of Deadpool earlier this year, Deadpool 2 is certainly happening, with Ryan Reynolds set to return as the Merc With the Mouth along with director Tim Miller and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The post credit scene of Deadpool featured Ryan Reynolds revealing that the iconic comic book character Cable will be featured in the sequel, with the actor teasing possible candidates such as Mel Gibson, Dolph Lundgren and even Keira Knightley for the role. While Cable hasn't been officially cast yet, several actors have expressed interest in the role, and it seems we now have another contender, with WWE Superstar turned actor Adam Copeland a.k.a. Edge throwing his hat in the ring.

Adam Copeland, who mentioned the Cable role on Twitter this weekend, joins Stephen Lang, Dolph Lundgren, and Ron Perlman as actors who have expressed their desire to play
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Donnie Yen Talks 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

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Devoted fans of Asian action cinema already know Donnie Yen from his many martial arts movies, but for everyone else, his upcoming role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will serve as a grand, if delayed, introduction. Yen began his entertainment career as a stunt double in 1982, quickly graduating to star status two years later in Drunken Tai Chi. His abilities as a martial artist were abundantly on display in movies like Tiger Cage, In the Line of Duty 4, Once Upon a Time in China 2, Iron Monkey and Wing Chun. He moved to television in the mid-1990s and then nabbed supporting roles in Hollywood; look for him in Highlander: Endgame, Blade II and Shanghai Knights, the latter opposite Jackie Chan. Unlike Chan, however, Yen has never been known for his comic abilities and it...

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20 Wtf Movie Moments From WWE Stars

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Wrestling fans are used to seeing some weird things pop up on television shows. After all, where else are you going to see an 80-year-old woman give birth to a hand, a man have comedy ‘necrophiliac’ sex with a mannequin (while wearing a mask) and the boss of a billion dollar company literally force his employees to kiss his backside? And that’s just for starters.

In short, there are no shortage of ‘Wtf?’ moments in WWE and you’re bound to see at least one or two on any given broadcast. A big reason for that is because a lot of stuff is done ‘on the fly’. Also, wrestlers generally aren’t trained actors, adding to the general WTFness of these moments.

Movies are supposed to be different, though. Whether they get a wide release on the big screen or simply go direct to DVD and VOD,
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'The Flash' Season 2 Brings in WWE Superstar as Atom Smasher

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'The Flash' Season 2 Brings in WWE Superstar as Atom Smasher
Former WWE Superstar Adam Copeland, known in the ring as Edge, has signed on to play the comic book character Al Rothstein, a.k.a. Atom Smasher in Season 2 of The Flash. The actor has signed on to appear in The Flash Season 2 premiere, which is currently in production, although his character on the show will be quite different than his rendition in the DC Comics. Here's a description of the character from ComicBook.com.

"One of the most powerful enemies we encounter this season, Atom Smasher has come to Central City to kill The Flash. His incredible strength and ability to grow to enormous size makes him more than a match for Flash and the entire S.T.A.R. Labs team will have to come together to find a way to defeat him."

In the DC Comics, Al Rothstein was a hero, but there was villainy in his family line.
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Red Sonja Prepares For Action Again

Red Sonja Prepares For Action Again
She's been wandering in the wilderness for a good few years, but Red Sonja has just returned to her previous home at studio Millennium / Nu Image. Development has started over on a new Sonja movie, with up-and-coming writer Christopher Cosmos set to work on the screenplay.Sonja, is sort of a Robert E. Howard creation like Conan The Barbarian, but actually has more to do with Roy Thomas' Conan comics for Marvel. Howard's Red Sonya of Rogatino doesn't inhabit the same world or time period as Conan and doesn't wear a chain-mail bikini; it was Thomas that revamped her as the amazon sword-maiden we now recognise. She was previously embodied onscreen by Brigitte Nielsen in 1985, with Arnold Schwarzenegger also on-hand as the all-but Conan Prince Kalidor. Twenty-odd years later, Sonja reared her crimson head again, in a projected film that was to star Rose McGowan, with Robert Rodriguez producing and
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Watch Highlander: Endgame on FilmOn

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“Highland: Endgame” is one of the many UK television programs you can view on FilmOn. “Highland: Endgame,” airing on BBC One North Ireland, keeps the “Highlander” saga alive as two Immortals are thrown into an epic war against others of their kinds. Here’s more about the film: Futuristic fantasy sequel. Connor McLeod and his kinsman Duncan are Immortals, members of a secret clan who can be killed only through decapitation. Connor and Duncan find themselves thrown into a tournament where Immortals, both good and evil, battle one another in a bid to become the last of their kind… You can view “Highland: Endgame” on FilmOn, as well as more live [ Read More ]

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Donnie Yen Returning To The Us For English-Language Noodle Man

The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Donnie Yen will be making a return to the Us to star in a new English-language film titled 'Noodle Man'. He will play an ex-cop from China who now runs a noodle shop in New York's Chinatown. One day, he meets in his shop the drug lord responsible for killing his partner 15 years ago. Noodle Man will be a Us-China co-production directed by Chen Daming (who helmed the Chinese version of What Women Want starring Andy Lau and Gong Li) and produced by Michael Shamberg, producer of films such as Pulp FictionOut Of SightContagion and Django Unchained. In the early 2000s, Yen appeared in Highlander: Endgame, Blade 2, and Shanghai Knights. Noodle Man will be his first English-language film since the...

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Creepy Casting: “Highlander” Fancast

Creepy Casting: “Highlander” Fancast
For a movie who’s most famous tag line is “there can be only one,” there are sure a ton of Highlander sequels, TV spinoffs (live action and animated), novels, comic books, and reboots. But that should come as no surprise; this is Hollywood, and the immortal Scottish swordsman epic is one of the most indelible franchises of the past 30 years.

The original Highlander arrived in 1986, and is easily the most hallowed of all Highlander properties, featuring the holy triumvirate of genre stars: Christopher Lambert (NCIS: La, Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes, Mortal Kombat), Sean Connery (The James Bond, Dr. Jones, The Rock, The Untouchables, The Hunt For Red October), and Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption, Starship Troopers, ER, Flubber, Pet Sematary II, John Dies At The End, and ubiquitous voice actor). The hit spawned Highlander 2: The Quickening (1991), a TV show starring Adrian Paul that
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Paz De La Huerta Gets Saucy & Deadly in First Trailer for 'Nurse 3D'

Following the shiny, sexy and stylish teaser poster for the long delayed horror thriller Nurse 3D from Lionsgate, we finally have a teaser trailer for the film arriving next February. With a Single White Female vibe, this looks like a sultry but trashy movie that feels like a Skinemax movie that looks pretty. Paz De La Huerta leads the charge as a nurse who becomes obsessed with one of her co-workers (Katrina Bowden), but when she pulls away from her aggressive advances, that's when things get deadly. We suppose the rampant sex and nudity isn't a far cry from other horror movies, but it feels like 3D softcore porn. Watch? Here's the first trailer for Doug Aariniokoski's Nurse 3D, originally from Apple: Nurse 3D is directed by Doug Aariniokoski (The Day, Highlander: Endgame), who wrote the script with David Loughery (Obsessed, Lakeview Terrace). Abby Russell (Paz De La Huerta), by
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Paz De La Huerta Rides a Syringe Rocket in New 'Nurse 3D' Poster

Over two years ago, a provocative poster for the bloody thriller Nurse 3D featured a nude Paz De La Huerta covered in blood. Back then the film was a hopeful for release in 2012, but Lionsgate has kept it on the shelf. However, the film now has a release date of February 7, 2014, and a new poster to along with it that's sexy, but not nearly as revealing as the first one. The stylish one sheet still features the leading lady, but now she's wearing a skin-tight latex nurse outfit and riding a giant syringe like Dr. Strangelove. We're not sure what to expect when it comes to this seemingly strange thriller, but we'll find out early next year. Here's the new poster for Doug Aariniokoski's Nurse 3D from HitFix: Nurse 3D is directed by Doug Aariniokoski (The Day, Highlander: Endgame), who wrote the script with David Loughery (Obsessed, Lakeview Terrace). Abby Russell
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Full Trailer for Shawn Ashmore's The Day Post-Apocalyptic Thriller

Today we have the full trailer for WWE's upcoming post-apocalyptic thriller "The Day," which stars Shawn Ashmore (X2, Frozen), Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism), Cory Hardrict (Battle: Los Angeles), Dominic Monaghan (The Lord of the Rings) and Shannyn Sossamon (One Missed Call). Check it out below. Plot: Open war against humanity rages. 5 survivors; lost and on the run. The pursuit is relentless, the bullets are dwindling and the battle is everywhere. This is a 24 hour look into their lives. Fight or die. The new movie is directed by Douglas Aarniokoski (Nurse 3D, Highlander: Endgame) and has already premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. It is now set to hit theaters on August 17th, in limited release. Trailer:
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Ryan Reynolds cast as Connor MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod

Rumours of his involvement have been circulating for a few weeks, but now it's official - Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern, Safe House) has joined the cast of Lionsgate's Highlander reboot and will star in the lead role as the immortal Connor MacLeod, a part originally portrayed by Christopher Lambert in director Russell Mulachy's 1986 cult classic.

The Highlander reboot has been penned by Matt Holloway & Art Marcum (Iron Man, Punisher: War Zone) with rewrites from Melissa Rosenberg (The Twilight Saga, Dexter) and was originally earmarked for director Justin Lin (Fast & Furious, Fast Five), who subsequently dropped out of the film last August due to other commitments.

Reynolds is the first name to be attached to the cast, while both Vinnie Jones (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, X-Men: The Last Stand) and Ray Stevenson (Punisher: War Zone, Thor) have previously been linked to succeed Clancy Brown as The Kurgan. There's no
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Ryan Reynolds Confirmed as Highlander

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Ryan Reynolds Confirmed as Highlander
Ryan Reynolds has officially signed on to star in the Highlander remake for Summit Entertainment and director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.

We reported last month that the actor was a front runner for the role of Connor McLeod, a sword-wielding Scotsman who is one of the last immortal warriors known as Highlanders. After nearly a month's worth of negotiations, the deal is finally sealed for the Green Lantern star to portray this iconic character. He is no stranger to swordplay either, having played Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is directing, and he is also in talks to rewrite the screenplay by Iron Man scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. Neal H. Moritz and Peter S. Davis are producing.

Christopher Lambert first portrayed Connor McLeod in the 1986 adventure Highlander, that spawned the sequels Highlander II: The Quickening, Highlander: The Final Dimension, Highlander: Endgame, Highlander: The Source, Highlander: The Search for Vengeance,
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Exclusive: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Talks Highlander

Back in 1986, Russell Mulcahy directed Highlander , an action fantasy film starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery about a battle between immortal warriors, which became an immediate cult hit leading to five more films, a television show, animated series and more. Granted, the movies were never huge commercial successes, at least theatrically, as seen by Highlander: Endgame which grossed just 12.8 million total in 2000--it cost $15 million--but Summit Entertainment has been interested in reviving and rebooting the franchise, a plan that's been in the works for nearly four years. Most recently, director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ( 28 Weeks Later ) was named to reboot the character and while speaking with Fresnadillo and actor Clive Owen for their latest film Intruders ,...
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The top 25 cult film actors

They may not be household names like their A-list colleagues, but the actors on this list have appeared in some of our all-time favourite geek movies...

Some actors dabble in sci-fi; others dip their toe into fantasy; some may even make an appearance in the odd horror film - all before returning to the safety of the genres in which they feel more comfortable - perhaps a nice, award-chasing period drama, or a well-paid romantic comedy.

A-listers may see the geeky films that we on this site enjoy and celebrate as fun little side-projects, but there are actors out there who commit full-time to these types of movies. It is high time, therefore, that we credited these individuals with the recognition they deserve.

Besides the stipulation that, in order to be included, an actor had to still be alive and working today, there were no strict criteria that had to
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Will Donnie Yen Become Expendable … 2?

According to Twitch, if Hong Kong’s current “It” boy wants it, the role is his. And what role would that be, you ask? Word is, it will be “tailor-made” for Yen, whatever that means. This wouldn’t be the first time Yen’s tried his hand in Hollywood. He’s played a kung fu villain in “Shanghai Noon”, an sword-swinging immortal in “Highlander: Endgame”, and a vamp with a sword in “Blade 2″. But those were all background roles, not leads, and Yen has played nothing but leads in the last few years thanks to his meteoric rise in Asian cinema. Would/could he really go back to playing second banana to a bunch of Hollywood muscleheads after achieving the pinnacle of stardom? I guess it’ll depend on how much he wants to break back into Hollywood, though there’s no doubt that a role in a sequel like
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