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The 5 Weirdest Super Hero Adaptations Ever

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There have been some very good super-hero adaptations, some very bad ones, and some very weird ones. Here are five film and TV reworkings of popular super heroes that made fans scratch their heads and say “Wha…?”

The 3 Mighty Men (Aka 3 Dev Adam): Better known as Turkish Spider-Man, this strange, low-budget 1973 super hero flick has Captain America teaming up with popular masked Mexican wrestler El Santo, to fight the evil villain—Spider-Man? Yes, Spider-Man is the villain in this one. With the help of a slim Kingpin and some female henchwomen, Spidey stabs, strangles and even uses carnivorous gerbils to slay his victims. I’m not sure why Captain America is operating in Turkey, or why he doesn’t have a shield, or why he’s teaming with a Mexican wrestler, or why Spider-Man is criminal now, and what the hell what up with those puppets? (Don’t ask!
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‘Better Watch Out’ Sells Worldwide, Uphe Scoops U.K., Australia

‘Better Watch Out’ Sells Worldwide, Uphe Scoops U.K., Australia
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group (Uphe Content Group) has acquired Chris Peckover’s Christmas-set black comedy horror film “Better Watch Out” for distribution in the U.K., Australia and a string of other territories, from Paris-based banner Versatile.

Better Watch Out,” formerly known as “Safe Neighborhood,” has also been sold by Versatile to Constantin for all German-speaking, Wild Bunch for France, Italy, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Storm Pictures for South Korea, Shooting Stars for the Middle East, Green Media for Vietnam, M Pictures for Thailand, and Pioneer for the Philippines.

The deal with Uphe Content Group entails a theatrical release for the film in Australia and the U.K.

Produced by Storm Vision Entertainment and Best Medicine, “Better Watch Out” was previously acquired by Well Go USA for all North American rights. Xyz Films brokered the North American deal on behalf of the producers.

“We’re certainly thrilled to be working with Uphe Content Group
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Mindy Newell: Days Of Yore

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Presenting two real-life stories from my days of yore, although names have been changed to protect both the innocent and the guilty.

Story The First:

I knew a girl in high school – I wouldn’t say we were friends, but she was someone who had never participated in the Piggy horrors. Sally was an A+ student, on the track to an Ivy League school. Pretty (but not gorgeous) and popular (but quiet about it), she came to me one day and said that she needed to talk to me privately. I was surprised… and a bit suspicious. What did she want? But because Sally had never been overtly mean to me, even though she was part of the clique that instigated most of the callous cruelties upon me, and because I still hoped to be “accepted,” and I wanted to believe for some reason she was about to warn me
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China Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Nets $70 Million Opening Weekend

China Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Nets $70 Million Opening Weekend
Spider-Man: Homecoming” was the only story of significance at the Chinese box office this weekend. With a market share exceeding 75%, it earned an impressive $70.3 million in its debut.

Highly anticipated as the first Hollywood live-action franchise movie to be released in China for two months, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” was given a massive platform of up to 137,000 screenings per day. That gave it the bandwidth to score 80% market share and $20.7 million on its opening Friday, followed by 77% and $28.3 million on Saturday. Its Sunday figure of $21.3 million was a similar 75% share, according to local data service Ent Group. Including previews and midnight screenings, the cumulative total is $71.8 million.

Sony reports the film’s total as the third-best opening of a superhero movie in China. About $6 million of the weekend total was earned from 442 IMAX screens, which IMAX reports as the best-ever opening weekend in September and the best opening weekend for a Sony film in China.

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Haruo Nakajima dies by Jennie Kermode - 2017-08-07 21:01:57

Haruo Nakajima as Godzilla in the original 1954 film

Fans have been exchanging condolences today over the death of Haruo Nakajima, who has passed away at the age of 88. The Yamagata-born actor was one of Japan's biggest stars - literally, portraying Godzilla in 12 films and also playing several of the much-loved monster's kaiju friends and enemies.

Highly respected at Toho Studios, where he was regarded as one of the best in the business, he may rarely have shown his face onscreen but his acting inside a rubber suit made Godzilla much more than just a source of scares, giving him a personality that endeared him to millions around the globe. In later life, the actor discovered the convention circuit, where he won many fans of his own, always providing great entertainment. He also published an autobiography, Monster Life: Haruo Nakajima, The Original Godzilla Actor.

Nakajima also acted in more conventional roles,
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The George A. Romero Resident Evil Movie You Never Got to See

The following is an extract from Lights, Camera, Game Over!: How Video Game Movies Get Made, which is available now for pre-order…

Note: I can’t remember the first time I saw Night of the Living Dead, but it has stuck with me for my entire life. Dawn of the Dead is one of the best films I’ve ever seen. Romero was more than just “the zombie guy”, but it was his movies that influenced myself as a young filmmaker. My first attempt at a mini-feature was The Good, The Bad and The Undead, a zombie movie heavily inspired by Romero’s work. When making the movie we cast sixth-formers from my old school (where we shot the film) as extras, and I went into their assembly to show them the end of Day of the Dead, essentially to show what we intended to emulate. So, as a tribute to the great man,
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Animated ‘Godzilla’ Feature ‘Monster Planet’ Previewed Ahead of Netflix Premiere

Animated ‘Godzilla’ Feature ‘Monster Planet’ Previewed Ahead of Netflix Premiere
“Godzilla” animated feature film, “Godzilla: Monster Planet” was previewed in the Work in Progress section of the Annecy animation festival in June. “Godzilla: Monster Planet“ is the first Godzilla animated feature film in the monster’s 60-year history, and it will be released as a trilogy in Japan starting November 17.

The Polygon Pictures-Toho Animation production will be available on Netflix worldwide.

The screenplay is from Gen Urobuchi, writer of animated TV series including “Peulla Magi Madoka Magica” and “Kamen Rider Gaim.” The film is set in the future world of 2048 and the story revolves around human beings who take revenge after being pushed from Earth by monsters such as Godzilla.

“Godzilla:Monster Planet” directors Koubun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita, and executive producer, Yoshihiro Furusawa were on hand at Annecy. Shizuno was the executive producer of the animated TV series “G.I. Joe: Sigma” which was released in the states in 2005. Seshita directed “Knights of Sidonia” and
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‘Dangal’ Is Now The 5th Highest Grossing Non-English Movie in Film History

‘Dangal’ Is Now The 5th Highest Grossing Non-English Movie in Film History
Director Nitesh Tiwari and Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan have made movie history once again with sports drama “Dangal.” The movie became the highest grossing Indian film worldwide when it surpassed the $120 million made by “PK” in 2014, but it officially surpassed the $300 million mark this week to become only the fifth non-English movie in history to do so. According to a report from Forbes, global ticket sales for “Dangal” now stand at $301 million, with $179.8 million coming from China and $84.4 million from India.

Dangal” tells the true story of Mahavir Singh Phogat, an amateur wrestler who trains his two daughters to be world-class wrestlers despite societal oppression. Disney opened the inspirational drama in U.S. theaters last Christmas, and it earned over $12 million at the domestic box office. Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra co-star.
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Horror Highlights: Terror Films Teams Up with iflix, Monster Hunt DVD, The Passing, The Thing In The Woods, Philip K. Dick Sci-Fi Film Fest

Terror Films and iflix recently forged a partnership to distribute films digitally in multiple global markets, including Unearthed and Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary. Also: Monster Hunt DVD release details, The Passing clips, Matthew Quinn's The Thing in the Woods, and the winners recap for the 5th Annual Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival.

Terror Films and iflix's Global Distribution Digital Deal: Press Release: "Los Angeles, California (Friday, May 26th, 2017): Genre distributor Terror Films has teamed up with the world’s leading Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service, for emerging markets, iflix. This newly formed partnership will allow the distributor to expand their digital reach into multiple territories within iflix’s footprint including South East Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, with future territories to be announced.

The films set to launch under the deal will include a wide variety from the label. They will include: the post- apocalyptic film,
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‘Ultraman Geed’ Series From ‘Power Rangers’ Director to Debut in Japan

Tokyo – The latest edition of the “Ultraman” franchise, “Ultraman Geed,” is set to debut on TV Tokyo on July 8.

Koichi Sakamoto, who worked as stunt coordinator, second unit director, and producer on the original “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” series in Japan, directs the series from Tsuburaya Productions.

Japanese novelist Otsuichi will pen the series.

Sakamoto’s credits include “Mega Monster Battle:Ultra Galaxy Legend,” TV series “Kamen Rider Fourze,” “Power Rangers Dino Charge,” and “Ultraman Ginga S.” After moving to the U.S. in 1989, Sakamoto worked as a stunt actor, fight coordinator, director, and executive producer on “Power Rangers.”

Sakamoto explained that the main character “Ultraman Geed” is the son of Ultraman Belial, played by teenage actor Tatsuomi Hamada. He promised the new series would include surprising storylines and characters, with something new for all Ultraman fans.

The last Ultraman series, “Ultraman Orb,” premiered in July 2016, while the feature film “Ultraman Orb the Movie” opened March 11 in theaters
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‘Catfight’ Finds Both Brutality and Humanity In Its Bloody Brawls

This Week in Home VideoPlus 20 more new releases to watch at home this week on Blu-ray/DVD.

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Pick of the WeekCatfight

What is it? Two old college friends cross paths as adults and beat the ever-loving crap out of each other.

Why see it? Onur Tukel’s latest is also his best thanks in part to the lead performances by Sandra Oh and Anne Heche. They do a good job of manipulating our sympathies and concerns ensuring that our loyalties shift from act to act. Themes of female friendships, class distinctions, and redemption run through alongside a satirical look at modern life, and there’s a terrifically wicked streak throughout. Funny, smart, and brutal are all apt descriptors for this cynical look at our violent selves.

[Blu-ray/DVD extras: Commentaries, featurette, deleted scenes]

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What Did Luke Mean By 'The Jedi Should End'? - Lrm Roundtable

Last Friday at Star Wars Celebration Orlando, The Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser trailer premiered to the masses all around the world watching. Since the debut, millions of Star Wars fans have been dissecting every aspect of the trailer trying to get every detail out of it to learn more about the highly anticipated film. While some of the trailer seems to be pretty straightforward most of it seems to be un-forthcoming. The bombshell from the entire trailer came at the end when we hear Luke Skywalker's voice say "I know one's time for the Jedi to end." This got everyone wondering what he could mean since he is supposed to be the one who would bring balance to the Force. There have been multiple theories online about what Luke could possibly mean from that statement.

All of us at Lrm have our different ideas what Luke
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American Gothic Press WonderCon Panel Wrap Up!

American Gothic Press WonderCon Panel Wrap Up!
Tom Riordan, Philip Kim, Holly Interlandi, and Cameron Hatheway at the WonderCon 2016 panel

Miss WonderCon? No worries! Here’s our comic imprint’s WonderCon panel wrap up! At their first ever WonderCon panel, American Gothic Press was excited to take the stage and talk about the monumental first year they’ve had with their titles Gunsuits, Broken Moon, Project Nemesis, Monster World, and the more recent success in Irwin Allen’S Lost In Space: The Lost Adventures.

The discussion then focused on the upcoming action title Killbox, with writer Tom Riordan and artist Nathan Gooden on hand to talk about the process and the decision to keep the comic in black and white. They then revealed the cover of the upcoming third issue (see below). The comic drops April 27, 2016.

After Killbox, the conversation switched to Lost In Space, with discussion of both the current story arc “The Curious Galactics
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Round-Up: El Rey Network’s April Ghouls Marathon, Mezco’s Hellraiser III Figure, She Wolf #1, American Gothic Press at WonderCon

On April 1st on the El Rey Network, April Fool’s Day will be April Ghouls Day. El Rey’s “April Ghouls” marathon will feature Critters 1–4, Ghouls, and Ghoulies 1 & 2. Also in this round-up: a new Hellraiser III Pinhead figure from Mezco Toyz, cover art and preview pages for She Wolf #1, and highlights from American Gothic Press’ panel at WonderCon 2016.

April Ghouls Marathon: Press Release: “April will be creeping up on you with El Rey Network’s “April Ghouls” marathon!

This marathon is no joke – El Rey Network will be crawling under your skin this April Fool’s Day with the classic Critters and Ghoulies series, as well as the recent release Ghouls. The marathon of mini-monsters will begin on Friday, April 1st at 4:00 Pm Et/Pt, and will nibble at your soul throughout the weekend until it ends on April 3rd.

You know what they say… April growlers bring May blood showers.
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Relive your childhood with the Sinclair Zx Spectrum Vega, full list of 1000 games revealed

Retro gamers will be able to relive all the joys of the classic Zx Spectrum – minus the load screens – this month, with Retro Computers set to release the officially licensed Sinclair Zx Spectrum Vega this month.

The brainchild of developer Chris Smith and back by Sir Clive Sinclair, the Vega boasts an impressive 1000 titles, while further games can be added via an Sd card.

The Vega is set for release on August 24th, and will retail for £99.99. Via Funstock Retro, here’s a full list of all 1000 games…

1999 2088 1994 – Ten Years After 20-20 Vision 3D Noughts & Crosses – V1 3D Noughts & Crosses – V2 3D-Tanx A Bomb Under Parliament A Day in the Life of Arnold A Dungeon Romp A Harvesting Moon A Hero for Sorania A Legacy For Alaric A Serpentine Tale A Stroll in the Bleak Forest A Touch Too Much A Visit to Trev and Carol’s A.T.A.
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Sdcc: Full list of winners from the 2015 Eisner Awards

Last night the Indigo Ballroom of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront played host to the 27th Annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, and thanks to Bleeding Cool we’ve got a full list of all the winners…

Best Short Story

“Beginning’s End,” by Rina Ayuyang,

“Corpse on the Imjin!” by Peter Kuper, in Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World (Simon & Schuster)

“Rule Number One,” by Lee Bermejo, in Batman Black and White #3 (DC)

The Sound of One Hand Clapping,” by Max Landis & Jock, in Adventures of Superman #41-42 (DC)

“When the Darkness Presses,” by Emily Carroll,

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)

Astro City #16: “Wish I May” by Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson (Vertigo/DC)

Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers, by Evan Dorkin & Jill Thompson (Dark Horse)

Madman in Your Face 3D Special, by Mike Allred (Image)

Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration
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Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem Coming to Blu-Ray & DVD!

For Immediate Release

Join The Hunt For Gotham City’S Spookiest Villains As Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Releasesbatman Unlimited: Monster Mayhemblu-raytmcombo Pack & DVD Arrives August 18;Available Via Digital HD On August 4, 2015

All-New DC Comics Original Movie for the Entire Family

Burbank, CA (June 3, 2015) —The Dark Knight isn’t seeking tricks or treats when Gotham City’s most lethal villains take to the streets on Halloween night in the newest DC Comics animated film - Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, theoriginal movie arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-rayTMand DVD on August 18, 2015 for a $19.98 Srp, and via Digital HD on August 4.

It’s Halloween night in Gotham City and Scarecrow, Clayface, Silver Banshee and Solomon Grundy have hit the streets to stir up trouble! Batman is on the trail of the city’s spookiest villains while, further complicating matters, the clown prince of crime himself,
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2015 Eisner Award nominations

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Comic-Con International has announced the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for 2015. The nominees, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges, highlight the wide range of material being published in comics and graphic novel form today, from companies big and small, in print and on line. The awards will be given out during a gala ceremony on Friday, July 10 during Comic-Con International: San Diego.

Best Short Story

“Beginning’s End,” by Rina Ayuyang,

“Corpse on the Imjin!” by Peter Kuper, in Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World (Simon & Schuster)

“,” by Lee Bermejo, in Batman Black and White #3 (DC)

“,” by Max Landis & Jock, in Adventures of Superman #14 (DC)

“When the Darkness Presses,” by Emily Carroll,

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)

Astro City #16: “Wish I May” by Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson (Vertigo/DC)

Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers, by Evan Dorkin
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TV on Tap: Time is Running Out to Save “Community,” Lifetime Adapting a Stephen King Story, Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth Reunite for “Mystery Girls”


TVLine reports that the upcoming season of Web Therapy will include appearances from Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard and Calista Flockhart.

TVLine reports that negotiations for Hulu to save Community from cancellation have stalled. However, EW adds that Hulu hasn’t completely walked away and there’s still one other broadcaster that’s interested in bringing the cult comedy back. However, with cast contracts expiring on June 30, if the series isn’t saved soon, it will be too late.

Hitfix‘s Daniel Fienberg breaks down all the problems with the casting of Tyrant‘s lead, a character of Middle Eastern descent played by a British actor with no Middle Eastern heritage.

Lifetime is making it’s first Stephen King adaptation. The original movie, Big Driver is based on a novella in the collection Full Dark, No Stars. Maria Bello, Olympia Dukakis and Joan Jett will star in the tale of
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‘Dear Dracula’ Review

Stars (the voices of): Ray Liotta, Emilio Estevez, Nathan Gamble, Ariel Winter, Yuri Lowenthal, Marion Ross, Tara Strong, Matthew Lillard | Written by Brad Birch | Directed by Chad Van De Keere

I’ll admit, when the email came through asking if I’d like to review Dear Dracula I was a little skeptical. From the synopsis and the DVD box art the film looked, for all intents and purposes, like a wannabe Hotel Transylvania. After all it features a classic movie monster in the lead character of Dracula and he even interacts with kids a la Dracula and his daughter in the aforementioned Adam Sandler flick. However Hotel Transylvania this is not… Instead we get a delightful love-letter to the monster movie characters of old, reminding us that vampires used to be scary, not sparkly!

Dear Dracula tells the story of Sam, a young monster movie buff who lives with
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