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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Cosplayer: Beautiful Syn Photographers: Anna Cosplay Photography & Affliction Cosplay Photography ........................................................................ Speed Racer Cosplayer: Beautiful Syn * Photographer: Templar Digital Hurtling down the track, careening around, over and through the competition, Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch) is a natural behind the wheel. Born to race cars, Speed is aggressive, instinctive and, most of all, fearless. His only real competition is the memory of the brother he idolized-the legendary Rex Racer, whose death in a race has left behind a legacy that Speed is driven to fulfill. Speed is loyal to the family racing business, led by his father, Pops Racer (John Goodman), the designer of Speed’s thundering Mach 5. When Speed turns down a lucrative and tempting offer from Royalton Industries, he not only infuriates the company’s maniacal owner (Roger Allam) but uncovers a terrible secret-some of the biggest »
With director Chad Stahelski and producer David Leitch's John Wick set to premiere at Fantastic Fest this month, we're happy to premiere the first poster for the action thriller. In the film, Keanu Reeves stars as "an ex-hitman [who] comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him." Click here to see a beat-up Keanu in the first image released last month. While the film might not be on your radar yet, one of the reasons I'm extremely optimistic this could be something cool is the filmmakers. While you might not know their names, you've definitely seen their awesome work in films like Speed Racer, The Bourne Legacy,The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and tons of others. On some of what I just mentioned they did the stunts, and on some they directed second unit (which means they directed a lot of the action). In »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
To celebrate the UK DVD release of the bloody, action-packed fantasy, martial arts actioner Ninja Apocalypse on Monday September 15th, we’ve got three copies of the film to give away to our readers courtesy of Signature Entertainment.
Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter…
Framed for assassinating Grandmaster Fumitaka (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, 47 Ronin, Tekken, Mortal Kombat), Cage (Christian Oliver, The Three Musketeers, Valkyrie, Speed Racer), his brother Surge (Les Brandt, Smoke, The Resolve, Days Of Our Lives) and the rest of the Lost Ninja Clan must battle their way through an underground nuclear bunker filled with hordes of supernatural enemies, mutants, and flesh eating zombies, pursued by Hiroshi’s (Ernie Reyes Jr., Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, The Rundown, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal) unstoppable Ninja army with orders to hunt them down. Trapped a thousand feet below the earth’s crust, the Lost Clan will face hell. »
- Gary Collinson
Summer movie season is a magic time of year when Hollywood traditionally rolls out its most appealing merchandise. It’s true that some summer movie seasons are better than others. This is our ranking of all the summer movie seasons since 1980 from worst to best.
On January 20th, 1975, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios released Jaws. The movie landscape would be forever changed from that date. Jaws is widely credited as being the first blockbuster film because it was the first movie to make over $100 million (non-adjusted). The fact that the film had a meager $8 million budget meant that it was a huge cash cow for the studio and rocketed Spielberg to the the forefront of a new generation of filmmakers for a new era of movie mass-consumption. George Lucas and Spielberg followed up in 1977 with Star Wars, which became a sensational and very profitable hit. It helped to convince production »
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The Wachowski’s golden boy, James McTeigue, has joined a new project from a new studio – Alien Sleeper Cell. Doesn’t that title give you the most delightful chills? Alas, it’s got nothing to do with xenomorph Alien franchise.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will capture the same tone as The Bourne Identity and TV show The Americans. But in an alien invasion-style set-up. Consider us intrigued!
While there’s scant details about Alien Sleeper Cell, it’s known that McTeigue will direct the flick from a script by up-and-comer Morgan Davis Foehl. Foehl just completed work on Michael Mann’s Cyber script. As it stands now, new production outfit Scanbox Studios are currently putting together financing and brokering international deals for the pic. Prime Universe Films’ Adrian Askarich who recently finished work on Fox’s Hitman: Agent 47 will co-produce, and Felipe Linz will join as executive producer. »
- Gem Seddon
With a title like “The Lego Movie”, most potential audience members will probably have made up their minds one way or the other. The film itself shows that you can't judge a film by its title; unless you think it's going to be awesome, in which case you happen to be right. It seems that many people did expect it to be awesome, going by the film's box office. But really, The Lego Movie will appeal to anyone who likes creativity (which should, in theory, be anyone who's a fan of cinema). And here's why...
It's from the directors of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs was a terrifically inventive ode to geeky enthusiasm (a scientist is hailed as a hero for making it rain cheeseburgers), with a goofy wit, stylish cinematography (or whatever the animated equivalent is), and one of the most oddly »
Why do I love movies? Well, that is a loaded question. How much time do you have? I could go into a long-winded diatribe about the art of film-making or the magic of the movies, but all of that has been said countless times before. Not every movie is a masterpiece, but every film has touched me in one way or another. Every other week, we will look at a handful of reasons why movies are so damn great.. Chapter XVI I love movies... Because of the candy-colored race sequences in Speed Racer. »
- Alex Maidy
★★★★★A lot has changed since Bound was released in 1996. The Wachowskis went from hotshot upstarts to paradigm-shifting savants with The Matrix (1999), a film that has irrevocably altered the form of the action movie. Its sequels, The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003) were met with rather less rapturous response, while Speed Racer (2008) and Cloud Atlas (2012) split critical opinion right down the middle. As the critical tide gradually turns to a re-evaluation and recognition of the later Wachowski achievements, the time seems more than ripe to return to their first movie. Thankfully, a brand new special features-packed release from Arrow Video does just that.
- CineVue UK
“I’m the guy who asked my parents to get back in line at the Indiana Jones stunt show in Disneyland immediately after seeing it” is the thing I said to Mike Ryan after seeing Marvel Universe Live! at the Barclay’s Center last night. That was the statement I should have lead with when I explained why I wanted to see what everyone seems to describe as “Marvel on Ice without the Ice.”
I am the completest geek for things I love, I saw Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Coming Out Of Our Shells Tour at the Denver Coliseum. I’m the guy that wants to see all the stage shows at Universal Studios instead of going on the Jurassic Park Ride again. I’m the guy that took theater classes and learned about suspending people for Peter Pan and thinking: “This would be more fun if it were Spider-Man. »
The first trailer has just popped up for German language martial arts flick One Million Klicks, and showcases some pretty impressive fighting skills. The first project from production company Silent Partners, recently formed by Ruediger Kummerle and Mike Leeder, One Million Klicks stars Mike Moeller, who has worked with everyone from Donnie Yen and Steven Seagal to Hung Yan Yan and Kane Kosugi. Most recently, Moeller was part of the stunt team for Ernie Barbarash's Pound of Flesh starring Jean Claude Van Damme, which recently wrapped filming in China. His stunt work can also be seen in the likes of Speed Racer, Resident Evil and The Monuments Men.From the producers:one Million Klicks is a high impact German language martial arts movie, which hits the big...
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Warner Bros. has acquired North American rights to the project, which is being produced by Joel Silver. “Nice Guys” re-teams the studio with Black and Silver, both who rose to prominence nearly three decades ago via the “Lethal Weapon” franchise — followed by Silver’s public split with Warners two years ago.
The script, co-written by Black with Anthony Bagarozzi, is set in Los Angeles during the 1970s and centered on a pair of detectives investigating the seeming suicide of a female porn star whose career was on the decline — leading to the uncovering of a criminal conspiracy.
The script has been in development for several years. In 2011, the Austin Film Festival held a staged reading, with Black directing, and offered this logline:
“In smoggy 1970s Los Angeles, Jackson Healy (muscle-for-hire, »
- Dave McNary
For whatever reason, every two or three years there's another movie made about a teacher entering a rundown school with lost students who just need to be inspired in order to unlock their full potential and over come the bad hand life has dealt them. And this is the year we get another one with Christina Ricci (Black Snake Moan) starring in Around the Block as an American teacher moving to a troubled inner-city school in Sydney, Australia. If you've ever seen any of these movies, then you know what to expect, but the kids have Australian accents this time, so that's different. Maybe Ricci will make this interesting? Watch? Here's the first trailer for Sarah Spillane's Around the Block from Cinedigm: Around the Block is written and directed by Australian filmmaker Sarah Spillane, inspired by the filmmaker's personal experiences, and marking her feature directorial debut. Christina Ricci (Black Snake Moan, »
- Ethan Anderton
According to a recent report from TV Line , the Arrow season 3 folks have hired actor, Karl Yune, to portray character, Maseo Yamashiro, who is one of Oliver's old handlers and mentors. He will appear in some new flashback scenes. Maseo is described as being someone that will eventually evolve into a teacher and a friend that assists Oliver in stepping closer to becoming the superhero he is today. Maseo is also the husband of Tatsu Yamashiro aka DC Comics superheroine “Katana,” who is being played by former 2 Fast 2 Furious and Sin City actress, Devon Aoki. Maseo is also a skilled in martial arts. Kari Yune's acting credits include roles in Real Steel, Speed Racer, and Memoirs of a Geisha. Season 3 is set to debut on Wednesday night. October 8th at 7pm central time on The CW. »
The character will evolve into a teacher and a friend who helps Oliver step ever closer to becoming the superhero he is today. He is also the husband of Tatsu Yamashiro (Devon Aoki) who becomes DC Comics superheroine Katana. [Source: TV Line]
Jay Baruchel plays a naive romantic on a desperate quest for love after his girlfriend dumps him. He enters the dating scene only to discover a nightmarish hellscape of untold horror. Eric Andre, Britt Lower and Maya Erskine co-star. [Source: The Live Feed]
A new featurette is out looking at the supporting character of Detective Eddie Thawne (Rick »
- Garth Franklin
Arrow‘s Season 3 flashback world continues to be fleshed out, now with the casting of Oliver Queen’s Hong Kong handler.
Related Arrow Season 3: Scoop on Oliver’s New Rivals and [Spoiler]‘s Love Interest
TVLine has learned that Karl Yune has landed the major recurring role of Maseo Yamashiro, who will be introduced in flashbacks as Oliver’s handler. Over time, he also will evolve into a teacher and a friend who helps Oliver step ever closer to becoming the superhero he is today.
Maseo is the husband of Tatsu Yamashiro aka DC Comics superheroine “Katana” (to be played »
Arrow is supplementing its DC character stocks for season three with the addition of a new superheroine. Katana, a martial arts specialist and sometime member of the Birds of Prey, is the latest superheroine to join the Starling City gang.
It's being reported that the character will play a key role in Oliver Queen's Island flashbacks.
Arrow returns to The CW on Wednesdays from the 8th of October in the Us.
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(Cbr) Did you know that Bruce Willis, John Cusack and Jason Patric are starring together in a movie? Neither did we until we saw this trailer for "The Prince" pop up on Yahoo! Movies. Directed by Brian A. Miller (House of the Rising Sun) from a script by Jeremy Passmore ("Red Dawn," "Special") and Andre Fabrizio ("San Andreas"), the film features Patric as an assassin who’s forced out of retirement and into his old stomping grounds of New Orleans when his daughter goes missing. Unfortunately, Willis’ crime boss has been waiting years for him to return so he can settle an old score. "The Prince," which also stars 50 Cent and South Korean pop star/actor Rain ("Speed Racer," "Ninja Assassin"), arrives in theaters and on demand Aug. 22. »
- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources
Last year it was announced that the The Wachowskis (The Matrix, Speed Racer, Cloud Atlas) and J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, Thor, Underworld Awakening) would be teaming up with Netflix to develop a new series called Sense8. Up to this point all that we've know about the show is that it was developed from a conversation about "the ways technology simultaneously unites and divides us." It's also been described as "a gripping tale of minds linked and souls hunted.”
Thanks to Deadline, we now have a lot more information on the ten episode series, including the large cast and details on the plot.
Naveen Andrews (Lost), Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill), and Brian J. Smith (Stargate Universe) are among a 14-member international cast. As for the story, the following information comes from Straczynski, who is the showrunner:
“The series follows eight characters around the world who, in the aftermath of a tragic death, »
- Joey Paur
Filmmakers Andy and Lana Wachowski have had a rough couple of years, after the disappointing Matrix sequels and a handful of flops like Speed Racer and Cloud Atlas. While they have retained their reputation as unique and visionary filmmakers, they’ve failed to garner much commercial success. Now that they’re next film, Jupiter Ascending, has been delayed by Warner Brothers and moved to the box office deathtrap that is February, they could really use a win. Luckily, they have Netflix’s original series Sense8 up their sleeves, and new details about the 10-episode science fiction epic have finally arrived.
In typical Wachowski fashion, Sense8 will be a globe-trotting sci-fi drama, filled with psychological themes and mind-bending storylines. It also sports a massive 14-member international cast, which we now know consists of Lost alum Naveen Andrews, Kill Bill’s Daryl Hannah, Stargate Universe’s Brian J. Smith, British actors Tuppence Middleton »
- James Garcia
Are the Wachowsksi siblings over or in trouble? Does the bumping of their next sci-fi blockbuster, “Jupiter Ascending” – which was recently delayed from a prime summer slot, to a less admired February release – mean they’re headed for another flop? That would mean three in a row, right? “Speed Racer” certainly wasn’t a hit, “Cloud Atlas” didn’t exactly light up the box-office and now “Jupiter Ascending” and its release date shift doesn’t bode well. This is a conversation (semi-argument) that Playlister Kevin Jagernauth and I are constantly having: how many flops are the siblings going to be allowed before someone puts the kibosh on their big expensive spectacles. Kevin’s take is here (he contends they may be in trouble or at least raises the possibility). I’m more of the mind that Hollywood isn’t risk averse. The mentality is always go big or go home »
- Rodrigo Perez
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