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Ten Terrible Movie Titles

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Movie titles don’t necessarily make or break a movie on their own, but this is a look at ten movies where their titles didn’t do them any favors.

In the realm of zaney movie titles, I can appreciate those that are trying to be fun or silly, like 1964’s The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed Up Zombies or even Dude, Where’s My Car? Those are passable because they actually give you an idea of what to expect while perhaps generating a chuckle or a shake of the head. I can even deal with lame puns and wordplay in titles, as long as they make sense for the material at hand. Examples include Blacula! or Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties. Even titles that are so straightforward they end up being dumb aren’t lying or misleading to us, and so they shouldn’t
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Cinema Geeks: Episode 151 – Vg Series – In The Name Of The King

Here’s the latest episode of the Cinema Geeks podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes right here, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

Episode 151: Vg Series – In The Name Of The King

Today on Episode 151 of the Cinema Geeks we continue the journey through video game films with a review of In The Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale. MovieRevolt, OptimusSolo, HardCandiMandi and FridleyCent venture back into the world of video game films to see if Uwe Boll can make up for his past transgressions. Listen in to see where In the Name of the King ranks amongst the video game films and how this fantasy film resonates with the panel. Remember, we watch them so you don’t have to!
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Uwe Boll Announces His Retirement From Filmmaking

The career of Uwe Boll has been marked by one distinguishing factor: nearly all of his movies are terrible. The director himself would never say so, and has often proclaimed his works to be better than what his colleagues in Hollywood have been doing, but his greatest accomplishment might’ve been using German tax laws to keep his string of modestly budgeted movies financially viable. At his peak, Boll found himself working with Jason Statham on “In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale” and helming the video game adaptation “Alone In The Dark,” but for the most part, his movies got limited stateside release, and were viewed as cult curios at best.

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Mechanic: Resurrection review

Ryan Lambie Published Date  Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 11:34

Creativity's an oft-overlooked commodity in action movies. The likes of John Woo and Sam Peckinpah knew how to stage an exciting shoot-out, but they also knew that their violent set-pieces also had to have an original idea in there somewhere to keep them interesting.

British action icon and Den Of Geek favourite Jason Statham has appeared in more than his fair share of clever, inventive action scenes, from the expertly-choreographed, oiled-up brawls of The Transporter to the completely bonkers shoot-outs of Crank. On the face of it, Mechanic: Resurrection gives Statham another chance to do what he does best: bust heads, discharge firearms and look cool and sinewy while he does so.

And yes, there are some splashes of creativity that an action film needs to keep things interesting: a high-wire sequence involving a swimming pool - which we aren't spoiling, since
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Uwe Boll Says "F**k Yourself" to Marvel, Hollywood & Fans in Two New Videos

Did you know writer/director Uwe Boll directed around 30 movies in his careerc I didn't, and of those, the number of them I've seen I can count on one hand: 2007's In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale and 2009's Rampage. I didn't even know he made a sequel to the latter, let alone had not one but two different crowdfunding efforts to complete his violent trilogy with Rampage 3: No Mercy. Turns out I wasn't alone. Boll's most recent crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter is still several thousands dollars away from his goal with only three days left (the Indigogo one before that fell $93,675 short of its $100,000 goal) and he's not very happy about it. Not in the slightest, and he's not afraid to call people out for not supporting his movie in two YouTube videos released yesterday. He cusses out both fans who didn't support this
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Uwe Boll Isn’t Happy, And Wants Us All To Know It

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With the likes of In the Name of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale and Postal under his belt, you would never call Uwe Boll one of cinema’s greatest directors. But there is one person out there who thinks he deserves that title: Uwe Boll himself. A bit of context. Boll is currently wrapping up his Kickstarter campaign for Rampage 3: No Mercy, the second sequel to his 2009 mass murderer thriller (incidentally, one of his only movies get positive reviews). With three days to go, it’s not looking good with the $50,000 goal still a long way from being reached, and he is not happy. Taking to Youtube, he has a message for us all: “Fuck yourself”. And that’s not all. Over the course of two expletive filled videos, he goes on a rant targeting not only Kickstarter but also Hollywood, George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, as well as the cinema going public.
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‘Mortal Kombat’, ‘Ip Man 2′ Actor Darren Shahlavi Dead At 42

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‘Mortal Kombat’, ‘Ip Man 2′ Actor Darren Shahlavi Dead At 42
English actor and martial artist Darren Shahlavi, whose screen credits include Donnie Yen’s Ip Man 2, Machinima’s Mortal Kombat: Legacy, and the upcoming Jean-Claude Van Damme film Pound Of Flesh, has died. He was 42. Shahlavi was found unresponsive at his La home on January 14, according to La County coroner’s office spokesman Ed Winter. The death was reported as a possible accident and the cause is pending the results of toxicological tests, said Winter.

The lifelong martial arts fan had trained since childhood in multiple disciplines before moving to Hong Kong in the 1990s to do film stuntwork, where legendary director and fight choreographer Yuen Woo Ping gave him his big break in 1996’s Tai Chi 2. Shahlavi segued into a Hollywood career as both stuntman and actor with the Eddie Murphy-Owen Wilson action-comedy I, Spy and followed with roles in a range of films from The Final Cut
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Assault On Wall Street DVD Review

Director: Uwe Boll

Starring: Dominic Purcell, Erin Karpluk, Edward Furlong, John Heard, Eric Roberts, Keith David, Michael Pare

Running Time: 99 mins

Certificate: 18

Corporate America has long been the root of evil in the world of movies. From Rollerball (1975) to The Dark Knight Rises (2012), capitalism has been calculating and faceless, though these portraits are generally painted in broad strokes. When it comes to specific financial woes the Us offers gentler fare like The Company Men (2010), where Ben Affleck and co pondered the meaning of unemployment.

It surprised me that a film like Assault On Wall Street, with its poster image of a chiselled avenger marching through the money district carrying a big gun, hadn’t been made before. Several years have elapsed since the misdeeds of traders came to light and the public’s frustration towards smug gits in suits has far from abated… surely viewers are owed a hard-boiled tale
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'In the Name of the King 3' Interview with Director Uwe Boll | Exclusive

'In the Name of the King 3' Interview with Director Uwe Boll | Exclusive
Are we done hating director Uwe Boll yet? Despite a spat of truly awful genre fare back in the early 2000s, the notorious German filmmaker has been on quite a role lately, delivering some of the best movies of his career. He's finally making what he really wants to make, and some of those films, like Rampage and Assault on Wall Street are truly inspired personal works that highlight his strengths as a visionary and storyteller. He has a distinct voice, and when the material fits, he's quite adept at bringing a powerful message to the screen.

This good work has leaked into his latest offering, despite it being a franchise sequel to one of his earlier groaners. 2009's In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale might not have registered very high with critics, but it truly capture the imagination of video game fans everywhere, and proved
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Uwe Boll Uses Kickstarter For "Postal 2"

German filmmaker Uwe Boll is resorting to the popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter in the hope of raising $500,000 for a sequel to his 2007 video game movie adaptation "Postal".

Boll became famous a little under a decade ago for helming legendarily terrible films like "House of the Dead," "Alone in the Dark," "Bloodrayne," and "In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale". Of this new film, Boll says:

"Postal 2 will be a controversial comedy in which we take up current political issues. We take the biggest scandals of our democracy, like the happenings about Julien Assange and Edward Snowdon (sic) and show that there is no difference between our democracy and the prison camps in Russia or China.

We show that through this massive monitoring our communication data is not safe anymore! We want to make a movie which is totally uncensored, pointed against everything and everybody, against every political party and every religion.
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Will Muppets 2 leave us feeling green?

With Ricky Gervais replacing Jason Segel and a storyline that calls to mind Eurotrip, the portents don't look promising

The last Muppets film wasn't just a great Muppets film, it was a great film full stop. It was funny, charming, quietly subversive and, unusually for a musical, full of songs that didn't make you want to fling yourself down a flight of concrete steps as a misguided act of protest. During the screening I attended, I saw grown men crying with happiness. Cynical film critics, weeping like children at puppets on a screen. It takes something pretty special for that to happen. Which is why I don't much care for the uneasy feeling I'm already starting to get about its sequel.

It's been common knowledge for a while that Jason Segel – the star and co-writer of The Muppets, as well as the engineer of their return – wouldn't be involved in another Muppets film.
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It's Uwe Boll Versus Wall Street In Bailout: The Age Of Greed

It seems increasingly clear that Uwe Boll is reinventing himself. After rising to infamy as the director of a string of video game adaptations - House Of The Dead, Alone In The Dark, Bloodrayne, and In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale were produced between 2003 and 2007 - Boll became far and away the director that fans most loved to hate, a status he has baited ever since with the much-publicized critic-boxing matches tied to the release of 2007 effort Postal serving as the crown on that particular phase of his career.Though Boll is still turning out Bloodrayne and In The Name Of The King sequels - and likely will continue to do so as long as they keep paying the...
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Top 10 Best Video Game Movie Adaptations

Which Movies Were Game Changers?

Hollywood has been mining literature for source material for years, often with excellent results — 11 literary adaptations were nominated for Academy Awards in 2012 alone — and comic books have inspired several of the most popular and successful movies in recent years. Video games, on the other hand, have proven to be difficult to successfully translate to film. Gamers are often more interested in a game's graphics or the ability to earn achievements than in its plot, so there is often little for the screenwriters to draw upon. As Corey May, co-founder of Sekretagent Productions explained to CNN, "It often comes down to money, as movie studios frequently choose to make films based on the franchises that sell the best, not those with the most cinematic potential."

Still, the success of the Resident Evil franchise — $893 million worldwide and counting — and the prospect of enticing the hundreds of millions
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See Olga Kurylenko as a Fish Goddess in the Trailer for the 'Avatar Meets Aquaman' Chinese-American Epic Empires of the Deep

Move over, Dragon Wars! Step aside, Skyline! Take a hike, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale! Empires of the Deep is coming to put the "epic" back in epic fail.

Bear witness to the trailer to see the hilarity three years of production and over $130 million have given life to.

I’ve been hearing off and on about this extremely troubled Chinese-American fantasy production Empires of the Deep for years, but it wasn’t until today that I really paid any attention to the hubbub. That’s because the trailer has found its way online, and my immediate thought after viewing it was that it was as if someone actually decided to spend a fortune producing an aquatic version of the fake science fiction epic Ben Affleck uses as a front to save Iranian hostages in Argo. Empires of the Deep exists. This is a real
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What To Buy This Week: DVD and Blu-ray releases for May 21st

Another week, another Monday. So it’s time for the rundown of DVDs and Blu-ray’s hitting stores online and offline this week. It’s another packed week, with plenty of movies waiting to take you money, so let us breakdown the new releases and highlight what you should – and shouldn’t – be buying from today, May 21st 2012.

Pick Of The Week

Psych: Season 5 (DVD)

He’s got an eye for details and a knack for saying the wrong thing… Fortunately for impulsive fake “psychic detective” Shawn Spencer (James Roday), his best friend, Burton “Gus” Guster (Dulé Hill), is there to make sense of it all in 16 peculiar and witty Season Five episodes of Psych. Based out of their quirky Pi office, the unlikely duo are “psyched” this season to consult on some of the most bizarre police cases to-date: from infiltrating a ring of street thugs to ghost
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Win a Copy of In The Name of the King: Two Worlds on DVD

To mark the release of In The Name of the King: Two Worlds on DVD and Blu-ray 21st May, we’ve been given five copies of the movie to give away on DVD. The movie stars Dolph Lundgren and is directed by Uwe Boll.

The greatest battle lies within in this bloody historical epic. From cult director Uwe Boll comes In The Name Of The King: Two Worlds, out to rent and own on DVD and Blu-ray from 21st May.

Action superstar Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables) stars as Granger, a lethal ex-forces soldier transported back in time to fulfil an ancient prophecy in this action-packed sequel to In the Name of the King: a Dungeon Siege Tale.

Summoned to defeat the threatening forces of darkness, Granger finds himself catapulted back to a mystical age where dragons scorch the skies and the only way to fight is in brutal hand-to-hand combat.
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The 10 greatest Jason Statham films

To celebrate the presence of Safe in UK cinemas, here’s an updated list of action hero Jason Statham’s very best films to date…

2011 was without doubt Jason Statham’s best year so far. He managed a grand total of four cinematic releases, though at one point that total was nearer six, until 13 seemed to vanish without a trace and Safe was sensibly pushed back to 2012, thus avoiding an overload of machismo greater than the average human could cope with.

As a result of his insane productivity, our long-standing list of his greatest movies so far needed an update, an event that will hopefully need to be done annually, as he continues to be one of the most productive actors working today.

Statham’s still sensibly chosen to concentrate on making action movies and thrillers all squarely aimed at an adult audience, providing a constant and much-needed fix for someone as bloodthirsty as me,
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Friday Report: 'Think Like a Man' Crushes Newcomers

The big winner on Friday appears to be a movie that isn't even out yet*audiences largely rejected all four brand-new movies, which may be the latest sign that anticipation for The Avengers is reaching a fever pitch. Thanks to the middling performance of the newcomers, Think Like a Man and The Lucky One easily held on to the top two spots.Think Like a Man fell 55 percent to an estimated $5.5 million on Friday. It's now made $48.4 million, and is just two days away from topping Titanic 3D to become April 2012's highest-grossing movie. Meanwhile, The Lucky One dropped a slightly steeper 57 percent to $3.9 million. The Zac Efron-Nicholas Sparks romantic drama has earned a solid $32.5 million through eight days.Even with what looked like the formula for rom-com success, The Five-Year Engagement only managed to generate $3.5 million in ticket sales on Friday. That's less than half the opening
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Uwe Boll Sued by Producer for Misspelled Credit

Uwe Boll Sued by Producer for Misspelled Credit
Controversial director Uwe Boll is making headlines once more, but this time he isn't boxing critics or suing film festivals. Producer Bob Van Ronkel is suing the German director for $1 million, claiming his name was intentionally misspelled on the credits of In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds.

The lawsuit alleges that Bob Van Ronkel's name was purposefully changed to "Rob Van Runkel," after the producer and director clashed over Bob Van Ronkel's producers fee. After his title was completely stripped from the film, a compromise was reached and he was given an associate producer credit, only to see his named misspelled during the end credits, which the producer claims Uwe Boll did on purpose. Bob Van Ronkel's name was also left off the DVD box art and other marketing materials. Here is an excerpt from the lawsuit, which was filed today in the Los Angeles Superior Court.
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Exclusive: Kristanna Loken Talks The Legend of Awesomest Maximus

Exclusive: Kristanna Loken Talks The Legend of Awesomest Maximus
Owing equally to a skin-tight body suit and unnerving thousand-yard stare, Kristanna Loken made quite an impression in 2003′s “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.” While she didn’t quite skyrocket up the ranks of Hollywood demand from there, she’s nevertheless worked steadily – including in a fair amount of genre material, as with Uwe Boll’s “BloodRayne” and “In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale.” Her latest movie is “The Legend of Awesomest Maximus,” a decidedly bawdy, National Lampoon’s-minted spoof of “300,” “Gladiator” and other mythology-laden, sword-and-sandal action epics. Loken co-stars opposite Will Sasso and Sophie Monk, playing the former’s gold-digging, politically-minded wife Hotessa, who, while trying to goad her [ Read More ]
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