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‘Kickboxer: Vengeance’ review: “Cheap, dull, and lacking in dungaree vests”

Kickboxer Vengeance review: Jean Claude Van Damme returns to one of his classics with Alain Moussi taking the lead.

Kickboxer Vengeance review by Andrew Gaudion.

1989’s Kickboxer was the film that helped establish Jean-Claude Van Damme’s star persona. That and Bloodsport demonstrated Van Damme’s athletic charisma if not much else. Built very much like an ultra-violent Rocky set in Thailand, Kickboxer has enjoyed something of a cult following in the 27 years since its release. It is easy to see why, it has that wonderfully tone-deaf balance between violent action and ridiculous cheese that only the 80’s could muster (I am sure we all fondly remember a certain dance number). As has been the case with many 80’s sport action movies, a franchise was quickly formed around it, but without Van Damme.

Now, in 2016, Van Damme has been lured back to the franchise he helped create (probably fancied another holiday in Thailand,
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Horror Highlights: The Ones Below Blu-ray, DVD, & Digital HD Release Details, Hell Town, The Ninth Passenger

  • DailyDead
From the writer of AMC’s The Night Manger, The Ones Below comes out on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on September 6th. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: updated release details for Steve Balderson’s Hell Town and the official start of filming on The Ninth Passenger.

The Ones Below Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD Release Date Announced: Press Release: “Los Angeles – Written and directed by David Farr (“The Night Manager,” Hanna, “Mi-5”), the intense psychological thriller, The Ones Below, arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on September 6th from Magnolia Home Entertainment under the Magnet Label. The Ones Below features riveting performances from Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter franchise), BAFTA® nominee David Morrissey (“The Walking Dead,” “Stage Of Play”), Stephen Campbell Moore (Burnt) and Laura Birn (Purge).

Expecting their first child, Kate (Poésy) and Justin (Moore) become friendly with their new neighbors, Jon (Morrissey) and Theresa (Birn), who are also expecting,
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A history of stoners in film

  • Den of Geek
Ahead of American Ultra’s release in UK cinemas, we look at the rise of the stoner in film, from the 30s to the present...

"The motion picture you are about to witness may startle you. It would not have been possible, otherwise, to sufficiently emphasize the frightful toll of the new drug menace which is destroying the youth of America in alarmingly increasing numbers. Marihuana is that drug - a violent narcotic - an unspeakable scourge - the Real Public Enemy Number One!

So reads the opening crawl to the now infamous film Reefer Madness. Originally released in 1936, it was designed as a hard-hitting expose of marijuana and its inherent dangers. The drug could cause "violent, uncontrollable laughter," the movie's introduction read. It could induce "dangerous hallucinations," "monstrous extravagances," all eventually leading to "shocking acts of physical violence... ending often in incurable insanity."

Reefer Madness was one of many
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4/20: ‘Kid Cannabis’ Sequel Blazing Ahead for 2017 Release

  • The Wrap
4/20: ‘Kid Cannabis’ Sequel Blazing Ahead for 2017 Release
John Stockwell is in talks to write and direct a sequel to last year’s drug-fueled dark comedy “Kid Cannabis,” which starred Jonathan Daniel Brown as real life marijuana kingpin Nate Norman, it was announced Monday. Production is slated to start in early 2016 in advance of an April 20, 2017 release date, according to producer Gordon Bijelonic. “Kid Cannabis” co-starred Kenny Wormald, Ron Perlman and John C. McGinley. The first film depicted the true story of Idaho teenager Nate Norman, who became entrenched in a multi-million dollar marijuana trafficking ring, leading to high times for Nate and his friends, and ultimately...
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Win Passes to NYC Fan Event for David Hayter’s Wolves

  • Comicmix
On the next full moon, coinciding with Nycc Super Week, you can be one of the first to see Wolves at an exclusive fan event followed by a Q&A with writer/director David Hayter! The werewolf action-thriller stars Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class & Days of Future Past, Stoker), Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Conan the Barbarian), Merritt Patterson (Kid Cannabis, The Hole), Stephen McHattie (The Strain, Haunter) and John Pyper-Ferguson (The Last Ship, Alphas).

The screening will take place in Manhattan on Wednesday, October 8th at 8pm. Follow @BewareWolves on Twitter to find out how you and a guest can win passes to this special event! In order to attend, you must be 17 or older as Wolves is rated R for bloody violence throughout, and some sexuality.

Popular high school student Cayden Richards wakes from a horrific nightmare, only to realize that he’s living it… He is changing into something vicious,
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Win tickets to a screening of Wolves in New York City!

  • Cinelinx
Here's your chance to win tickets to an advance screening and Q&A for David Hayter's Wolves in New York City October 8!

If you live in New York City or will be in town next week for the New York Comic Con, you can win tickets to a very cool event being held there, courtesy of Cinelinx!

David Hayter’s (writer of X-Men, X2, Watchmen) directorial debut Wolves is coming to Video On Demand nationwide October 16 and to select theaters November 14. The werewolf-themed horror flick is getting some solid buzz, and next Wednesday, October 8, a "Full-Moon Fan Event” with an advance screening of Wolves will be held in Manhattan, with Hayter attending to hold a Q&A! What better way to celebrate New York Comic Con Super Week than being the first to see Wolves!

Cinelinx has some tickets to the event in hand, and we want to give them to you!
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Lionsgate’s Codeblack Inks First-Look Deal With Datari Turner

  • Deadline
Luv and It’s A Disaster producer Datari Turner has scored a first-look deal with Codeblack Films, Lionsgate’s specialty arm geared toward black audiences. The agreement gives Codeblack all North America rights to Turner’s slate of microbudget films via his Datari Turner Productions shingle.

Since founding the company in 2010, Turner has produced Sundance pics Another Happy Day, Salvation Boulevard, and Luv, as well as the James Franco starrer About Cherry. In that short time he’s also produced indie releases It’s A Disaster starring Julia Stiles, Kilimanjaro starring Brian Geraghty, crime drama Kid Cannabis, Video Girl starring Meagan Good, and ensemble comedy Dysfunctional Friends. “Datari has quickly established himself as a prolific producer with a keen ability to make powerful films that connect with moviegoers,” said Codeblack Films president Jeff Clanagan, who founded the label in 2012. “The Codeblack family is proud to work with him as part
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Robert Sheehan, Dev Patel, Zoe Kravitz Movie ‘The Road Within’ Lands at Well Go USA (Exclusive)

  • The Wrap
Robert Sheehan, Dev Patel, Zoe Kravitz Movie ‘The Road Within’ Lands at Well Go USA (Exclusive)
Well Go USA has acquired U.S. rights to Gren Wells’ debut film “The Road Within,” which stars Robert Sheehan, Dev Patel, Zoe Kravitz, Robert Patrick and Kyra Sedgwick, TheWrap has learned. The movie had its world premiere earlier this year at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and Well Go USA is planning a day-and-date theatrical/VOD release. “The Road Within” is a lighthearted coming-of-age story about three teenage residents at a behavioral clinic and the unexpected but life-changing road trip that takes them all by surprise. Also read: Well Go USA Acquires ‘Kid Cannabis'; Drug Drama Expected to
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Netflix Adds New TV And Movie Offerings For September 2014

Netflix will be adding a host of new TV and movie options that will be rolling out on the streaming service throughout September.

Netflix's September Additions

Netflix is kicking off September by adding seasons of Californication, Chasing UFOs, Doomsday Preppers, Hinterland, Unsealed: Alien Files and Zero Hour. Soon to follow will be seasons of The League, The Blacklist, Arrow, New Girl, How I Met Your Mother, Parks and Recreation, The Walking Dead and more.

As for movies, Robin Williams’ films Good Morning Vietnam and Flubber have been added in addition to Cool Runnings, Lords of Dogtown, Crocodile Dundee and others. Among those coming soon are A Simple Man, Silver Linings Playbook and Bad Grandpa.

See Below for Complete Lists of Netflix’s New TV & Movies Offerings:

TV Shows:

“Californication,” Seasons 1-7, Sept. 1

“Chasing UFOs,” Season 1, Sept. 1

“Doomsday Preppers,” Seasons 1-3, Sept. 1

“Hinterland,” Season 1, Sept. 1

“Unsealed: Alien Files,” Season 1, Sept. 1

“Zero Hour,
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Here's What's New on Netflix for September 2014

  • Moviefone
It's almost September, which means a whole new slew of titles on Netflix! August proved pretty lucrative on the quality title front, but it looks as though September it's going to blow the rundown out of the water.

TV takes spotlight this month, with the latest full seasons of "The Walking Dead," "New Girl," "The League," "The Blacklist," "Arrow," "Bones," and "Parks and Recreation" primed and ready for streaming before their fall premieres. And fans still mourning the loss of "How I Met Your Mother" (in more ways than one) can rewatch the ninth and final season to their heart's content. Ah, memories. Showtime's recently departed "Californication" can be seen in its entirety (Seasons 1 -7) as well, starting September 1. That's a lot of TV.

Movie fans have plenty to look forward to from Netflix in September, too. Sam Raimi's undersung 1998 thriller "A Simple Plan" hits the streaming service September
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Saw Helmer Will Take Sci-Fi Apex, Described As “Predator Meets Call Of Duty”

Darren Lynn Bousman, the man behind several of the ultra-successful Saw entries including the original sequel Saw II, has just signed on to direct an indie sci-fi actioner called Apex, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Described as “Predator meets Call of Duty,” Apex is set to center on a secretive Special Ops team deployed on a covert mission to North Korea in hopes of securing a weapon of mass destruction. During the mission, the team is transported to another world and finds itself pitted against a hostile and extremely dangerous alien species. So, basically Predators but with military men instead of criminals.

James E. Cavanaugh came up with the idea for Apex (right) and penned the script, putting an emphasis on bringing current scientific trends in physics and biology into the story. Cavanaugh will be producing Apex with Ambiance Pictures’ Joe Di Mao (Kid Cannabis), 2511 Productions and Aaron Ray (V
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'Predator' Meets 'Call of Duty' in Director Darren Lynn Bousman's 'Apex'

  • MovieWeb
'Predator' Meets 'Call of Duty' in Director Darren Lynn Bousman's 'Apex'
Darren Lynn Bousman is attached to direct the indie sci-fi action-thriller Apex for 2511 Productions.

The plot is being described as a cross between Predator and the hit video game Call of Duty, centering on a Special Ops team tasked with finding a weapon of mass destruction in North Korea. When the Wmd is transported into another world, these soldiers find themselves going up against a deadly alien race.

James E. Cavanaugh came up with the original idea and wrote the screenplay, which addresses current trends in physics and biology. The screenwriter will also produce alongside Joe Di Maio (Kid Cannabis, Last Call) and Aaron Ray (V/H/S, The Ministers). The producers are envisioning Apex as a transmedia property, and plan to reveal concept art and alien designs at this year's Comic-Con.

Here's what Darren Lynn Bousman had to say about the project in a statement, where he said he
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Darren Lynn Bousman Headed to the Apex

We have a crazy amount of love around these parts for director Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw franchise, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Mother's Day, The Barrens) so any time a story breaks involving him, we're all over it. Read on for the skinny on his latest flick, Apex.

Per THR, Bousman is attached to helm the indie sci-fi action project, which is described as Predator meets Call of Duty. The plot tells of a Special Ops team, sent to obtain a Wmd from North Korea, that is transported to another world. The team members then find themselves pitted against a dangerous alien race.

James E. Cavanaugh conceived the idea and wrote the screenplay with an eye on current scientific trends in physics and biology.

Apex is being produced by 2511 Productions in association with Ambiance Pictures. Producing are Joe Di Maio, whose credits include Kid Cannabis and Last Call, and Aaron Ray,
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New to Blu-ray: The Raid 2, Bad Words, Nymphomaniac and More

  • Collider.com
This week’s new Blu-ray releases include a rather epic martial arts/action sequel (featuring a cover quote by Collider’s own Matt Goldberg), director Lars von Trier’s epic of a different sort, a documentary about a film that doesn’t exist, Jason Bateman’s directorial debut, and more. Briefly: The Raid 2 [Blu-ray] - $19.99 (44% off) Bad Words (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD with UltraViolet) - $22.99 (34% off) Nymphomanic Vol 1 & Vol 2 [Blu-ray] - $35.98 (10% off) Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 [Blu-ray] - $9.99 (57% off) Jodorowsky's Dune [Blu-ray] - $24.96 (39% off) Le Week-End [Blu-ray] - $32.98 (6% off) Kid Cannabis [Blu-ray] - $9.96 (67% off) Lake Placid (Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray] - $24.99 (17% off)

The post New to Blu-ray: The Raid 2, Bad Words, Nymphomaniac and More appeared first on Collider.
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Paradigm Signs Helmer John Stockwell

  • Deadline TV
Exclusive: Following the release of his latest feature, the true story marijuana trafficking pic Kid Cannabis, multi-hyphenate John Stockwell has signed with Paradigm. The actor, writer, director and producer started his career acting in films like Losin’ It and Top Gun, both opposite Tom Cruise, starred in miniseries North and South, and battled a killer car in Stephen King’s Christine. Stockwell’s screenwriting credits include Blue Crush, Rock Star, Under Cover, Dangerously Close, and Kid Cannabis. He also wrote the Emmy-nominated telefilm Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden, episodes of Showtime’s The L Word, and Cheaters. The latter earned Stockwell an Emmy nod for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or a Movie. He broke through as a director with 2001′s Crazy/Beautiful and 2002′s surfing pic Blue Crush, following with a run of features behind the camera including Into the Blue, Turistas, Cat Run, and Dark Tide.
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Exclusive: Nsfw clip for Kid Cannabis features a party, a shootout, & boobs

  • JoBlo
With the much-celebrated "holiday" of 4/20 nearly here, we have something to get you in the mood to "celebrate" and it comes in the form of a Nsfw clip from the pot-slinging drama Kid Cannabis, which is based on the true story of Nate Norman (played by Jonathan Daniel Brown), an Idaho teen dropout who becomes a drug lord by smuggling marijuana from Canada to the U.S. The film is based on the Rolling Stone article by Mark Binelli, which chronicles the rise...
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The Real-Life Story of a Teenage Drug Smuggler, Kid Cannabis is an Inane Celebration

The Real-Life Story of a Teenage Drug Smuggler, Kid Cannabis is an Inane Celebration
Closing with N.W.A.'s anti-authority anthem "Fuck tha Police," Kid Cannabis celebrates drug dealing via the real-life story of Nate Norman (Jonathan Daniel Brown), an overweight, nerdy teenage high-school dropout who, in 2005, teamed up with best friend Topher (Kenny Wormald) to smuggle ungodly amounts of marijuana across the Canadian border into Idaho.

Nate does this because he loves weed and hates being poor, and John Stockwell's film endorses his decision, not because of pot-legalization convictions, but because it sees Nate as a daring entrepreneur assured enough to partner with both a talented supplier (John C. McGinley) and an intimidating investor (Ron Perlman), as well as run his own motley crew of mules. Narrating his saga with grating clichés — "E...
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Well Go USA Acquires ‘Kid Cannabis’; Drug Drama Expected to Hit Theaters in Time for 4/20 (Exclusive)

  • The Wrap
Well Go USA Acquires ‘Kid Cannabis’; Drug Drama Expected to Hit Theaters in Time for 4/20 (Exclusive)
Well Go USA has acquired all U.S. rights to John Stockwell’s drug drama “Kid Cannabis” and plans to release the film in theaters and on VOD in the second quarter of this year, TheWrap has learned. An individual familiar with the project tells TheWrap that Well Go USA has its eye on an April 18 release date to take advantage of the counterculture holiday 4/20 — the day when people around the world celebrate (and consume) marijuana. “Kid Cannabis” features young stars Jonathan Daniel Brown (“Project X”), Kenny Wormald (“Footloose”), as well as veteran actors Ron Perlman (“Sons of Anarchy”) and.
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Imprint Nabs 'Godsent' Rights

  • The Wrap
Imprint Entertainment ("Twilight," "Kid Cannabis") has acquired the movie rights to "Godsent" from Richard Burton and Arcade Publishing, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, the company announced on Monday. "Godsent", the debut novel by Burton, is a thriller which revolves around the child of 17-year old virgin Kate Skylar. The book is set against a backdrop of political turmoil and dueling factions within the church. "Richard Burton is a master storyteller who has created an amazingly visual page turner," said Imprint Entertainment CEO Michael Becker. Imprint Entertainment also recently optioned Pam Grier's "Foxy, My
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'Sons of Anarchy' Star Ron Perlman Tackles Role as Jewish Drug Smuggler in 'Kid Cannabis'

  • The Wrap
'Sons of Anarchy' Star Ron Perlman Tackles Role as Jewish Drug Smuggler in 'Kid Cannabis'
'Sons of Anarchy' star Ron Perlman has joined the cast of "Kid Cannabis," an indie film about a pair of Idaho teens smuggling weed from British Columbia into the United States, the actor told TheWrap. The film, which stars Kenny Wormald and Jonathan Daniel Brown, is based on real-life characters, as profiled in Rolling Stone. John Stockwell wrote the script and is directing. Perlman, who recently shot his scenes, plays an Israeli-American businessman with a clandestine criminal side. Though on the surface he owns a chain of cell phone stores and has a
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