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Big Trouble in Little China #4 Preview Pages

2 September 2014 11:22 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The 18-wheeled Pork Chop Express has rumbled deep into another adventure with the trusty Jack Burton behind the wheel. In the new comic book series Big Trouble in Little China, John Carpenter and Eric Powell follow Jack and friends in continued escapades after the events of the 1986 film, and we have a look at the fourth issue that sees Jack and Egg Shen taking a big risk to save their friend Wang Chi.

“Why We Love It: Big Trouble In Little China is one of our favorite cult-classic films because it mashed together ’80s action and supernatural fantasy movies with ’70s kung-fu flicks. This is the first time any new Big Trouble stories have been officially told, and we have the film’s original director, John Carpenter, working with Eric Powell (The Goon) on the story. You can’t beat that!

Why You’LL Love It: Eric Powell is a »

- Derek Anderson

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TMZ Live: Celebrity Nude Photo Leak Leaves Hollywood Reeling

2 September 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

On Today's Show The Gory Aftermath of the Suge Knight Shooting Mark Wahlberg Ditches His Bro's Wedding Justin Bieber's Arrest Could Spell Big Trouble for the Singer A Rape Controversy Hits the 'Big Brother' House Skype Us Tmztvshow Tweet Us Tweet to @Tmzlive Read more »

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FM 276 Sneak Preview!

25 August 2014 1:56 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

“Everybody relax… I’m here.”

Ladies and gentlemen, don’t get too comfortable in your seats with FM 275, because a certain Jack Burton is coming along in 276, and he’s bound to bring trouble. And monsters. Another Jason Edmiston cover for the ages:

Yes, it’s the first official Famous Monsters tribute to John Carpenter‘s 80s classic Big Trouble In Little China! Within, find an interview with Carpenter himself, along with a feature on Eric Powell and Boom! Studios’ Big Trouble comic series, plus a complete retrospective on the context of the film’s release.

John Carpenter: “I read the script, and I loved it. I was like, what is this? It was unlike anything I’d ever seen in an American film. It was written by a friend of mine, W.D. Richter. I went to film school with him. So we talked, and he explained to me »

- Holly Interlandi

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Junkfood Cinema: Big Trouble in Little Podcast

19 August 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Continuing through our month-long series of sci-fi comedies, Cargill and I decide to take a few cues from good ol’ Jack Burton. So this week, we’re broadcasting from our own Porkchop Express and talking to anyone who’s listening about the triumphant weirdness of John Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China. Now we aren’t saying we’ve been everywhere and seen every film, but we do know Big Trouble is a pretty amazing flick and a man would have to be some kind of fool to believe we’re all alone in that opinion. If you’ve paid your dues, and if you were born ready, join us for an in-depth chat about one of the greatest genre-bending cinematic rides of all time. It may not shake the pillars of heaven, but you can bet your mullet it’ll be a whole lot of fun.   You should follow Brian (@Briguysalisbury), Cargill (@Massawyrm), and the »

- Brian Salisbury

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TMZ Live: Manson Murders: Midnight Séance Takes a Supernatural Twist

11 August 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

On Today's Show Ray J Lands Two Cops in Big Trouble Kylie Jenner's Boozy 17th Birthday Party The Rock's Family Narrowly Avoids Serious Injury Kourtney & Scott Get Robbed ... Again! Skype Us Tmztvshow Tweet Us Tweet to @Tmzlive Read more »

- TMZ Staff

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10 Fatal Errors That Tna Has Made

6 August 2014 2:02 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Tna.com

Tna is in trouble. Big trouble. The company may not survive past October when their contract runs up with Spike TV. They have a few international deals still going for them, but the cash they’re bringing in from that isn’t likely to help them stay afloat. They could be sunk. It’s not clear whether Spike and Tna are still in honest negotiations, which means Dixie Carter’s biggest income source could soon dump them for more reruns of C.O.P.S (or something else equally as cheap!).

At the end of the day, Dixie has no one to blame but herself. She was given tens of millions of dollars from her billionaire parents to run a wrestling organization, and she slowly ran it into the ground. Far more competent companies like Roh would have killed for the chance to land on Spike TV and »

- Andrew Soucek

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Preview Pages from Big Trouble in Little China #3

4 August 2014 11:02 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The 18-wheeled Pork Chop Express is rumbling into another adventure with the trusty Jack Burton behind the wheel. In the new comic book series Big Trouble in Little China, John Carpenter and Eric Powell follow Jack and friends in continued escapades after the events of the 1986 film. For those who want a taste of what’s to come, we have a look at the first pages of the third issue.

“Why We Love It: Big Trouble In Little China is one of our favorite cult-classic films because it mashed together ’80s action and supernatural fantasy movies with ’70s kung-fu flicks. This is the first time any new Big Trouble stories have been officially told, and we have the film’s original director, John Carpenter, working with Eric Powell (The Goon) on the story. You can’t beat that!

Why You’LL Love It: Eric Powell is a huge fan of Big Trouble In Little China, »

- Derek Anderson

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Escape from New York's Snake Plissken returns from Boom!

23 July 2014 7:23 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Boom! Studios has teased a new project starring Kurt Russell's Snake Plissken.

The Escape From New York and Escape From La character will star in a comic from the publisher.

Kurt Russell's 5 best movie roles: From Plissken to Elvis Presley

This will mark Boom!'s second adaptation of a John Carpenter/Russell movie following its newly launched Big Trouble in Little China.

Eric Powell - who is writing Big Trouble with artist Brian Churilla - illustrated the teaser, although he has not been confirmed for the creative team.

The character previously featured in Marvel Comics' The Adventures of Snake Plissken series and CrossGen's John Carpenter's Snake Plissken Chronicles miniseries.

Boom! is expected to reveal more about the project at San Diego Comic-Con in San Diego this week. »

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#SDCC14: On Day 3 (July 26) Vamp Out with True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, Salem, Ahs: Coven, Constantine, Grimm, Sin City, Lovecraft, Twin Peaks, and More!

12 July 2014 5:59 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Day 3 of Sdcc '14 marks the end of an era with "True Blood's" last panel. It's joined by fellow fangers "The Vampire Diaries," the witches of "Salem" and "Ahs: Coven," "Grimm," Sin City, "Constantine," Troma, and lots more.

Per usual, we have the horror highlights along with info on a few other panels that should be of general interest (plus a couple of things for the kids). Be sure to visit the official 2014 San Diego Comic-Con website for the full lineup.

Day 3: Saturday, July 26, 2014

10 Am - The Simpsons

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons-no gifts please-with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director Mike Anderson, and director for life David Silverman. Topics include the new Treehouse of Horror, Simpsorama, a visit from Homer Simpson and much, much more.

Saturday July 26, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am - Ballroom 20

10 Am - Idw: Summer Blockbusters!

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- Debi Moore

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Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Saturday, July 26th

12 July 2014 11:52 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Saturday, July 26, following the Thursday and Friday schedules that were released the past two days. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.

San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Saturday, July 26, following the Thursday and Friday schedules that were released the past two days. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.

Saturday, July 26

The Simpsons

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons-no gifts please-with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director MikeAnderson, and director for life David Silverman. »

- MovieWeb

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#SDCC14: Day Two (July 25th) Horror Highlights Include The Walking Dead, Sleepy Hollow, Horns, Everly, The Originals, Wayward Pines, Bates Motel, Tusk, and More

11 July 2014 11:13 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We're back with the horror highlights of Day 2 of this year's Sdcc, and you better rest up! On tap are "The Walking Dead," "Bates Motel," "Sleepy Hollow," Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, Scream Factory, and More!

What you'll find below is just the tip of the iceberg (and it does include a few "fringe" panels that we thought might be interest). Be sure to visit the official San Diego Comic-Con 2014 website for the full lineup.

Day 2: Friday, July 25, 2014

10:00 Am - Publishers Weekly: Behind the Digital Line

As digital comics have become a driving force of the medium, more publishers and creators have launched digital first lines of comics. How do publishers and creators deal with the unique properties of the web and tablet? How do readers react? Are they an evolution from webcomics or their own medium? And how will technological evolution affect storytelling as more choices arise? Pw's »

- Debi Moore

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Preview Pages from Big Trouble in Little China #2

2 July 2014 12:16 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We saw the return of Jack Burton last month in Big Trouble in Little China #1, the first issue in a new comic book series from the minds of John Carpenter and Eric Powell, and his adventures continue in Issue #2. Now available at digital outlets and comic book stores, we have the first pages of the issue for those that want a preview of what’s ahead.

“Why We Love It: Big Trouble In Little China is one of our favorite cult-classic films because it mashed together ’80s action and supernatural fantasy movies with ’70s kung-fu flicks. This is the first time any new Big Trouble stories have been officially told, and we have the film’s original director, John Carpenter, working with Eric Powell (The Goon) on the story. You can’t beat that!

Why You’LL Love It: Eric Powell is a huge fan of Big Trouble In Little China, »

- Jonathan James

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New 'Big Trouble in Little China' comic book: Read the first six pages -- Exclusive

27 May 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

John Carpenter’s 1986 kung fu fantasy masterpiece Big Trouble in Little China was a flop when it was first released, but a long life on home video helped foster a retroactive appreciation for star Kurt Russell’s fast-talking Jack Burton and the style with which Carpenter delivers his crazy tale. It is now a bona fide cult classic, and it is getting resurrected in comic book form.

Beginning with the first issue on June 4, Boom! Studios will be rolling out Big Trouble in Little China, the new comic book series co-written by Eric Powell (creator of the awesome series The Goon) and Carpenter, »

- Kyle Anderson

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A Lazy Space Delivery Guy Becomes Big Trouble In This Stellar Animated Short Film

12 May 2014 3:01 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Why Watch? In the future, being a delivery guy is unbelievably easy. The ship flies itself, you can land at the press of a button and most of the packages are larger than microscopic. This short film from Kyungmin Woo is a delightful triumph of cartoon violence and a Twilight Zone-style hook that’s played upfront for laughs instead of held back for a dramatic twist. It’s especially appropriate for this week’s release of Godzilla and especially entertaining for anyone who wants to punt the minions from Despicable Me into the sun. JohnnyExpress is brilliant for its nihilism, its slapstick simplicity and the sweet dramatic irony of what the entire situation must have looked like to our anti-hero. The animation is rich and layered, but the real standout is a chase sequences where an alien tries to steal a bicycle and a car — the timing is comic perfection. It »

- Scott Beggs

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9 potentially great movie sequels teased but never made

22 April 2014 7:25 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Odd List Ryan Lambie 23 Apr 2014 - 06:54

We take a look back at the geek movies that have hinted at sequels that were never made, and we'd really like to see...

Nb: The following contains inevitable spoilers. If you haven't seen a film in a particular entry, feel free to skip to the next one.

In some cases, it comes as a relief when a threatened sequel fails to materialise. The end of the infamous Mac And Me, for example, sees its family of cretinous aliens drive off in a pink Cadillac, a speech bubble chillingly telling us, "We'll be back!" Thankfully, Mac And Me 2 has yet to materialise, despite the original film's near-legendary status.

Every so often, though, we'll come across a movie that strongly hints at more adventures to come, but for a variety of reasons - usually financial ones - the sequel never got made. To illustrate this, »

- ryanlambie

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‘Walk of Shame’ Red Band Trailer: Elizabeth Banks is in Big Trouble

16 April 2014 8:09 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

If you’ve ever stumbled home in the early hours of Sunday morning, wearing a skimpy party dress with your high heels in one hand and mascara smudged under your eyes, try finding comfort in the fact that it’s pretty much a rite of passage. The phenomenon is so common, in fact, that now it’s even getting its own movie. In Steven Brill’s Walk of Shame, Elizabeth Banks plays a news anchor called Meghan Miles who decides to have a night on the town in order to forget some bad news, and has to deal with the aftermath of a drunken night with the lovely Gordon (James Marsden).

Loosely resembling a daylight version of Martin Scorsese’s After Hours, the new red band trailer for Walk of Shame follows the unfortunate Meghan as she attempts a simple ...

Click to continue reading ‘Walk of Shame’ Red Band Trailer: »

- H. Shaw-Williams

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Tsr Blog: ‘Non-Stop’ and Why It’s Safe for Movie Planes to Crash Again

7 March 2014 11:43 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Through films like Flightplan, Soul Plane, and White House Down, it has taken over a decade for Hollywood to arrive at Non-Stop.

Showing the vitality of Liam Neeson carrying a gun and a broken heart, Non-Stop recently gave the new action hero one of his biggest box office weekends so far. Involving an air marshal using a particular set of skills to hunt and kill someone threatening his plane (to paraphrase Taken), the film may seem like a generic Neeson actioner. But while his character might be a composite of previous roles, the anxiety he tackles within this film is fresh. Considering its box office success (and my mother’s intense experience in watching the movie), Non-Stop works efficiently as a thriller in 2014 because it provides viewers with imagery of in-flight chaos not seen since before 9/11. It is also the indication of a natural progression for how Hollywood films are »

- Nick Allen

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Grindstone Entertainment Dives Into ‘Beyond Beyond’ (Exclusive)

7 March 2014 12:50 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Grindstone Entertainment has acquired North American rights to “Beyond Beyond,” Esben Toft Jacobsen’s animated adventure tale produced by Copenhagen Bombay.

Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release the toon this year on all media platforms.

Deal was unveiled March 7 at Lyon’s Cartoon Movie confab, where “Beyond” played on opening night.

“The wonderful animation style and the emotionally touching story is going to touch children and their family’s hearts,” said Stan Wertlieb, Grindstone Entertainment’s head of acquisitions. “Kids are enchanted by the unique characters.”

Sarita Christensen, the leading Danish animation production/distribution/sales shingle, said her team received offers from seven U.S. distributors. “Distributors have been drawn to ‘Beyond Beyond’ because it’s an original story,” said Christensen.

The exec added that Grindstone has already demonstrated its know-how in releasing foreign animated features in North America, notably “Little Brother, Big Trouble: A Christmas Adventure,” the lasted toon »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Animation Business in Scandinavia Entices Distributors Looking for Alternatives to U.S. Fare

28 February 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

All you need to do to measure the success of European animators is look at this year’s Oscar race: “Despicable Me 2,” co-directed by French toonsmith Pierre Coffin; and “Ernest & Celestine,” a France-Luxembourg-Belgium co-production, are nominated for animated feature, and shorts “Room on the Broom” (U.K.) and “Mr. Hublot” (Luxembourg-France) are also on the Academy score card.

But it’s Disney’s Oscar-nommed global blockbuster “Frozen” that’s tapping into one of the fastest-growing founts of global animation. Though the Mouse’s toon is U.S.-made, it cashes in on Scandinavian storytelling traditions, based on a Hans Christian Andersen tale and set in the fjords of the Arctic Circle, replete with trolls, an integral part of Scandi lore.

France and Belgium remain the leading producers of arthouse animated films, but Scandinavian toons are proving more and more appealing to independent distributors looking for an alternative to the sweeping fare backed by U. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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The Voice Leo Ihenacho: 'It's easy to get sidetracked with Kylie'

21 February 2014 11:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Voice star Leo Ihenacho has admitted that it's easy to get distracted when he's working with Kylie Minogue.

Ihenacho joined Minogue's team earlier this series, with the pair exchanging some flirtatious banter.

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He has now told Digital Spy that it can be a surreal experience working with the former Neighbours star.

"There's a period during rehearsals for the show when you're supposed to be focusing on the song we're supposed to be singing, and she's talking and you're thinking to yourself, 'That's Kylie!'" he joked. "Do you remember the days when Neighbours used to be on at 1.30pm? It used to be on really, really early and I used to rush home to watch Charlene.

"And here she is now, having a laugh with me, »

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