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Señor Fenix is in Search of Buck Rogers!

18 November 2014 6:07 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Whither Buck ?

Hola Gente, tis I Señor Fenix, he who must be obeyed!

In the wake of Guardians of the Galaxy I started to reflect on the pop culture landscape.  At a recent visit to Midtown Comics I noticed a pile of Dynamite Comics.  Dynamite is a label that publishes a few cool new titles and some really old licenses.  They were the ones that noticed that John Carter of Mars was public domain in the United States and thus we were treated to dozens of covers with large breasted naked Dejah Thorises.  Because of course, that’s what the comic book fans supposedly want.

So anyway….

One of the comics they publish is Buck Rogers.  This is based on the old newspaper comic strip that was a big deal in the 1930s and 40s.  Baby Boomers remember the Daffy Duck parody "Duck Dodgers" and later the 1970s Star Wars »

- Latino Review

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Exclusive: Expendables 3 Gag Reel

18 November 2014 9:55 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Arriving on Blu-ray/DVD next week is director Patrick Hughes’ The Expendables 3.  Like I said when the movie came out, The Expendables 3 is a lot of fun and my favorite of the series due in large part to Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes and Antonio Banderas.  All three are awesome and Banderas steals every scene he’s in.  In addition to the new cast, The Expendables 3 has a crazy third act that’s easily the best action scene of the franchise.  I think the team kills over a thousand people.  The film also stars Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kelsey Grammer,  Antonio BanderasJason StathamJet LiDolph LundgrenRandy CoutureTerry CrewsKellan LutzRonda RouseyVictor Ortiz, and Glen Powell. To help promote the upcoming release, we've been provided with an exclusive gag reel from the Blu-ray.  It's about two minutes and features a lot of the »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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The Running Man Sequel Might Be In The Works

18 November 2014 9:06 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Arnold Schwarzenegger has come back in a big way. Following his pretty successful time as the Governator…I mean, the Governor of California, Arnie stepped back onto the big screen in bit parts and leading roles alike, doing everything from stints with The Expendables to ludicrously enjoyable outings as badass sheriffs and convicted criminals. But Arnold Schwarzenegger is hoping to remain true to his roots, as he steps back into his iconic T-800 part in Terminator: Genisys and prepares for the possibility of both a Twins and Conan return. Now, we can add The Running Man to list of iconic Arnie remakes/sequels that the action star has on the dock.

Speaking at a Q&A in England recently, Schwarzenegger let drop the idea that there might be a The Running Man sequel in the works. Here’s what he said (via /Film):

It’s an honor to be »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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'Monster' Director Patty Jenkins Takes the Action Comedy 'Jackpot'

18 November 2014 7:36 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

At one time, Monster director Patty Jenkins was lined up to direct Thor: The Dark World for Marvel Studios, but some trouble behind the scenes saw her exit the project and the job ended up going to Alan Taylor. Sadly, that means the director hasn't found another big project since her breakthrough with the film famous for Charlize Theron's serial killer transformation. But she just might have another chance at becoming a household name as THR reports Jenkins will direct Jackpot, a remake of a Norwegian action comedy directed by Magnus Martens from 2011, an adaptation of a crime story by Jo Nesbo (Headhunters). After winning a huge sum of money in a betting pool, four coworkers begin to double-cross each other over the prize money, and things turn lethal pretty quickly. The script comes from The Expendables and Godzilla scribe David Callaham with Easy A director Will Gluck acting »

- Ethan Anderton

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Patty Jenkins to Direct Action-Comedy Remake Jackpot

17 November 2014 5:07 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It appears that Monster director Patty Jenkins is now close to making her second feature film in over a decade.  The talented filmmaker was previously attached to helm Thor: The Dark World but subsequently dropped out over creative differences with Marvel.  Her other credits include directing the pilot for AMC’s The Killing as well as episodes of Entourage and Arrested Development, but now THR reports that she’s turning her attention to the action-comedy genre with a remake of the 2011 Norwegian film Jackpot.  Based on a story by crime author Jo Nesbo (Headhunters and The Snowman), the film revolves around four men who win big in a sports pool, only to resort to lethal measures when dividing the winnings proves difficult. The Expendables and Doom scribe David Callaham penned the screenplay, and Will Gluck (Easy A) is producing.  It’s been too long since Jenkins brought her talents to the feature film world, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Patty Jenkins to Direct Remake of Norwegian Action Comedy 'Jackpot'

17 November 2014 3:41 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Patty Jenkins has closed a deal to direct Jackpot, a remake of a Norwegian action comedy being made by Focus Features. The 2011 original, directed by Magnus Martens, told of four men with shady pasts who win big in a sports pool. When it comes to dividing the winnings, however, things escalate to lethal proportions. The movie is based on a story by Jo Nesbo, the best-selling crime author whose book Headhunters also was adapted into a movie.         David Callaham, whose credits range from The Expendables to Godzilla, is writing the script. Will Gluck is producing via his Olive

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Lionsgate Earnings Jump Past Wall Street Forecasts

6 November 2014 1:09 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate has reported earnings above Wall Street forecasts with $20.8 million, or 15 cents a share, for its second fiscal quarter ended Sept. 30.

Revenues for the studio increased 11% to $552.9 million due to “strong” gains in TV production and increases in movie revenue from pay and free TV  windows offsetting declines in theatrical and home entertainment.

Analysts had forecasted earnings would come in at 11 cents a share. Lionsgate had reported $505,000, or 0 cents a share, in the same period last year. The company reported the earnings after the market closed Thursday.

“We’re pleased that our entire portfolio of businesses contributed to our solid results in the quarter, driven by a particularly strong performance from our television operations,” said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer.

“It was a quarter in which we extended our franchises into new lines of business, continued to assemble a strong pipeline of new properties with great commercial potential and developed online »

- Dave McNary

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Terminator: Genisys Character Photos & Plot Details

29 October 2014 10:13 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“I’ll be back.” Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cyborg warrior will make good on that promise next summer when Paramount unleashes Terminator: Genisys to theaters. While familiar characters like Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese will be played by new faces, Arnold brings his stalwart screen presence to the franchise’s next chapter, as mentioned in the film’s recently revealed plot details accompanied by new photos.

In their first look at the next installment of the Terminator franchise, EW debuted a photo of Emilia Clarke’s Sarah Connor with Jai Courtney’s Kyle Reese on a motorcycle and another picture featuring Jason Clarke’s John Connor next to Matt Smith (Doctor Who) with the T-800 endoskeleton lurking behind them.

The official plot details revealed in the new issue of EW mention that Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a T-800 that has raised and protected Sarah Connor since she was orphaned as a child: »

- Derek Anderson

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Fast & Furious 7 changes title to Furious 7, trailer due next week

26 October 2014 1:23 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Fast & Furious 7 has been renamed Furious 7.

The forthcoming seventh instalment of the action franchise will release a trailer next month.

Vin Diesel previoulsy teased the "incredible" trailer in September, saying the new promo was "emotional and bittersweet".

Also starring Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, Jordana Brewster and Lucas Black, Furious 7 will be released on April 3, 2015.

It will feature a cameo from Iggy Azalea.

Terry Crews has called for a crossover between The Expendables and Fast & Furious franchises.

Watch Vin Diesel discuss the seventh Fast & Furious instalment with Digital Spy below: »

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Exclusive Video Interview With David Leitch And Chad Stahelski On John Wick

24 October 2014 2:41 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Making your feature film debut isn’t the easiest feat, but it sure helps to be surrounded with actors like Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Willem Dafoe, and Adrianne Palicki, who bring their A-game to every single scene. That was the scenario for David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, two veteran 2nd unit guys who decided to make the leap to 1st unit for their feature debut, John Wick. You’ve seen their action work in films like The Expendables 3 and The Matrix, but these guys wanted to prove they weren’t just 2nd unit specialists who couldn’t tackle bigger fish.

The action sequences in John Wick emphatically showcase the technical prowess of Leitch and Stahelski, a testament to their action work on numerous blockbuster films, but the duo also prove they can string together a fluid movie as well. A lot of the locations really pop off the screen, especially »

- Matt Donato

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Bhd’s ‘Farewell’ Says Hello to Shifting Genres in Vietnam Production

21 October 2014 4:37 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tokyo – Vietnamese production company Bhd has begun production of “Farewell The Berlin Wall,” a new feature film that underlines growing ambitions on the part of the country’s film-makers.

The picture is a period, crime drama, much of it told from a female perspective, a break from some of the more obviously commercial genres of film with which Vietnamese producers have made inroads at the local box office.

The director is Nguyen Phan Quang Binh, who previously directed 2010 box office record breaker “Floating Lives.” Cast includes Tran Bao Son (“Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere,”), Gary Daniels (“The Expendables,” “City Hunter”), Ngoc Anh and David Tran.

The story kicks off with the 1989 collapse of the Berlin Wall, an event which had wide reaching implications for a Communist country such as Vietnam, as well as, on a human level, repercussions for the many foreign workers who scratched out a living in »

- Patrick Frater

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Gotham episode 5 review: Viper

21 October 2014 4:50 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

There’s plenty of future teases and neat plot advancements in this week’s Gotham. Here’s Rob’s review of Viper…

This review contains spoilers.

1.5 Viper

Utilising Gotham’s continuing ability to show signs of trouble one week and huge heaps of potential the next, Viper was an episode with lots to enjoy. It was certainly a huge advancement and a welcome change from the central-plot-lite and real-estate-heavy Arkham of last week.

Impressing us again was Salvatore Maroni, played with poker-faced menace by David Zayas. While Falcone has seemed a bit distant throughout, Gotham’s second-highest-ranking mob boss truly ramped up the fear-inducing/genuinely threatening stakes this week. His dialogue is calm and collected, but his actions explain why so many fear him. It’s certainly a strong supporting performance from the Dexter, Grimm and The Expendables alumnus.

For a world of brutal gangs, Maroni’s blasé request for »

- louisamellor

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Rome Film Festival Reinvents Itself Again With Slimmed-Down Event

15 October 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When Marco Mueller took over as Rome Film Festival director prior to the event’s 2012 edition, he brought with him more than three decades of experience amassed at Venice, Locarno and Rotterdam. But nothing prepared him for the ensuing Roman roller-coaster ride, full of twists and turns dictated by Italian politics and the economy, an experience he compares with being on a mission out of “The Expendables” franchise.

“Being so closely connected to the various centers of power in Italy, I had to learn how to comply even with requests that were not clearly formulated,” Mueller says.

After two years of changing formulas, political battles and budget cuts, this year’s festival, which runs Oct. 16-25, reflects Mueller’s invention of the “new metropolitan fest” concept, a plan that comes in response to the culture ministry’s dictum to go the full route of being a “festa” (Italian for “party »

- Nick Vivarelli

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An Interview with Martial Arts Film Legend Gary Daniels

15 October 2014 6:22 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Manny Camacho interviews action film star Gary Daniels

Waking up at 4:30 Am is not something many of us like to do. Waking up to go to work at such an ungodly hour is usually far worse. However, waking up at this ungodly hour to go to work because I get to interview a martial art and action star I grew up watching…that is a treat!

Gary Daniels is a prolific actor and martial artist that has been in films on both sides of the pond for over 25 years. He got his start with a variety of talented people in the industry like Jackie Chan, Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Lorenzo Lamas, Richard Norton, Malcolm McDowell, Costas Mandylor and a variety of others.

I remember first seeing him on screen as one of the villains in Jackie Chan’s City Hunter, opposite Chan as the main opposition protecting the main antagonist, »

- Manny Camacho

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Hellboy, Robocop, The Punisher and Jaa ply Skin Trade

13 October 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

Director Ekachai Uekrongtham (The Coffin) changes direction with his latest movie, a collaboration with Thai superstar Tony Jaa. It's been a long time since Jaa had a bona fide hit on his hands, and there's little chance of this one breaking the mould, however, he is joined by some awesome talent. Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables) shares top-billing with the pintsized wonder, but he's not the only big Hollywood star to make an appearance. Sons of Anarchy regulars are currently seeking new employment, which means the likes of Ron Perlman (Hellboy) and Peter Weller (Robocop) have some free time on their hands. Michael Jai White, fresh from Arrow duties, more than makes up the numbers in this decent looking action movie. Set in and around Bangkok, we'll bring you more information when we have it. For now though, check out the impressive trailer. Guilty pleasures don't come around that often these days. »

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The Expendables 3 Blu-ray Includes an Extended Unrated Cut of the Film With 5 Minutes of Additional Footage

8 October 2014 2:27 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

There was a lot of griping from the fan base when it was revealed that The Expendables 3 would be rated PG-13, so you guys should take heart in the fact that the upcoming Blu-ray release of the film will indeed include an Unrated Cut that is five minutes longer than the theatrical version.  Will the new cut contain all of the action and intensity you'd expect from a more mature rating?  It's too early to tell, but there's at least a sliver of hope for the fans. Hit the jump for more on The Expendables 3 Blu-ray.  The film (along with the unrated cut) arrives in a Blu-ray combo pack (with Digital HD) on November 25th.  Sylvester Stallone, Mel GibsonHarrison FordWesley SnipesArnold SchwarzeneggerKelsey GrammerAntonio BanderasJason StathamJet LiDolph LundgrenRandy CoutureTerry CrewsKellan LutzRonda RouseyVictor Ortiz, and Glen Powell all star. »

- Evan Dickson

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Week in Review: What do Adam Sandler’s Netflix movies mean for Hollywood?

4 October 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Does Netflix have Eric Cartman’s Awesome-o working in their studios? You remember; he was the lovable robot who could invent Adam Sandler movies out of thin air, like “Adam Sandler falls in love with a Golden Retriever” or “Adam Sandler is stranded on an island and falls in love with a coconut.” If so, that robot has led them to sign a deal with Sandler’s Happy Madison productions to produce and distribute four films, all of which Sandler will star in and produce. Additionally, Netflix will bankroll each of the films, the budget of which on previous Sandler films have averaged roughly $80 million (though where that money goes in the budget is anyone’s guess). This comes days after news that Netflix’s first feature would be the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel.

Sandler commented typically tastefully in a statement via THR, saying, “When these fine people came »

- Brian Welk

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Writer Selected for Zombieland 2, Ruben Fleischer to Direct

1 October 2014 9:12 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Just like the macabre monsters they showcase, living dead films don’t die easily in film purgatory. In the wake of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ recent reanimation, the long-dormant sequel to Zombieland has awakened, risen, and is now lumbering through the early stages of development, as Sony Pictures has hired a writer to pen the sequel, and a familiar face is set to return to the director’s chair.

Currently referred to as Zombieland 2, the follow-up to 2009’s endearing zom-com is reported by Deadline to be heating up after a long stint on the back burner. Sony recently brought in Dave Callaham to pen the picture and Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer is set to oversee the script’s creation and return at the helm, though an official deal for the director’s chair has yet to be made. Callaham received a story credit for this year’s Godzilla »

- Derek Anderson

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'Zombieland 2' Returns from the Dead

1 October 2014 7:33 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I don't rank my favorite movies very often, but if I were to do so, Zombieland would find a place on the list as one of my go-to comedies. I first saw the movie back in 2011, and I loved every minute of it. Perhaps that was due to my nonexistent expectations -- combined with the fact I purchased it blind from Best Buy during a $5 sale because I had just gone through a breakup and was in the mood for some laughs and, well, sitting on the shelf was a movie about zombies, and with Emma Stone on the cover I saw no reason not to grab it. What ensued was one hell of a riotous Friday night in with my brother. Suffice to say, there's been a spot in my heart for Zombieland ever since. Well, five years after the film hit theaters -- almost to the date actually »

- Jordan Benesh

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Zombieland 2 Is Finally Moving Forward

1 October 2014 7:07 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Would you look at that! Sony Pictures is finally ready to move forward with Zombieland 2, and they've hired Dave Callaham to write the script. He is the writer who worked on screenplays for The Expendables films and also has a story credit on the most recent Godzilla movie. He will work alongside director Ruben Fleischer, who is expected to return to helm the sequel.

Back in 2013 there was an attempt made to adapt the original film into a series on Amazon, but it completely failed and never got past the pilot episode. It's one of those things that just didn't hit with audiences, and it wasn't vey good. I really enjoyed the first movie, and I think there's a lot of potential for a great sequel. Hopefully they can come up with another fun story to tell.

There's no word on whether Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, or Abigail Breslin would reprise their roles, »

- Joey Paur

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