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‘Accident Man’ DVD Review

Stars: Scott Adkins, Ray Stevenson, Michael Jai White, Ray Park, Ashley Greene, David Paymer, Nick Moran, Tim Man, Ross O’Hennessy | Written by Scott Adkins, Stu Small | Directed by Jesse V. Johnson

Not all comic-book movies have to be about superheroes… or heroes at all for that matter. Case in point: Accident Man. Originally debuting in a series of comic strips in the 90s UK comic Toxic!, Accident Man was created by Pat Mills and Tony Skinner – two legends of the UK comics scene who, beside this character, penned stories or Judge Dredd and ABC Warriors. In fact Mills is one of creators of 2000Ad, a British institution that has already seen success outside of the comics realm, with numerous video games based on characters within its pages and not one but two Judge Dredd movies!

For those not familiar with the Mills and Skinner creation, Mike Fallon is a hitman,
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Mel Gibson’s ‘Boss Level’ Lands at Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios

Mel Gibson’s ‘Boss Level’ Lands at Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios
Byron Allen’s growing independent outfit Entertainment Studios picked up U.S. distribution rights for action-thiller “Boss Level.”

The film, starring Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts, Frank Grillo and Ken Jeong, cost $45 million and is slated for a 2019 wide theatrical release.

Boss Level” is a co-production by Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Carnahan and Grillo’s War Party, and Scott Free. Written and directed by “The Grey” and “The A-Team” director Joe Carnahan, “Boss Level” has a “Groundhog Day,” “Edge of Tomorrow” vibe.

The film follows a retired U.S. Army Special Forces veteran (Grillo) trapped in a never-ending loop, resulting in his death every day. In order to stop his endless suffering, he must figure out who is responsible and stop them.

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“‘Boss Level’ is a powerful, action-packed, and highly-anticipated theatrical release,” Allen, head of Entertainment Studios said in a statement. “‘Boss Level’ combines non-stop action with an all-star cast, including Frank Grillo, Ken Jeong, Academy Award-winner Mel Gibson, and Academy Award-nominee Naomi Watts. We are thrilled to have director Joe Carnahan at the helm to deliver what we believe will be a blockbuster.”

Allen’s Entertainment Studios has made some noise in Hollywood, picking up theatrical rights to films other studios would otherwise relegate straight to DVD.

The studio bought what would go on to be 2017’s highest-grossing independent movie, “47 Meters Down,” from the Weinstein Co. The film, starring Mandy Moore has grossed over $44 million to date. Most recently Entertainment Studios released the Kennedy mystery-thriller “Chappaquiddick.”

Also Read: Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios Buys Weather Channel for $300 Million

Upcoming releases include the Keanu Reeves sci-fi thriller “Replicas” and an animated feature called “Animal Crackers,” starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt.

“Byron and I have been friends for over a decade, and my business partner, George Furla, has known Byron for over 30 years since their USC Film School days. We both believe Byron’s passion and taste are second to none,” producer Randall Emmett said in a statement. “The plan for Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures to give ‘Boss Level’ a wide theatrical release gives our film and writer/director Joe Carnahan’s vision exactly what we had hoped for when we put this project together.”

The deal was negotiated by Entertainment Studios’ Head of Acquisitions, Chris Charalambous, and Wayne Marc Godfrey of The Fyzz Facility on behalf of Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films.

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Exclusive: Scott Adkins on Brutal Comic Book movie Accident Man & why he thinks the Oscars needs a stunt category

The UK comics scene in the 80s was a mixture of playground larks, smart alec troublesome kids, weekly toy advertisements, immaculate footballers and wartime nostalgia. It was boom time for the Beanos, Dandys and many more Saturday morning doormat slappers. But there was a change coming, and spurred on by the noxious odour of Viz and the dystopian adult themes of 2000Ad a new breed of comics came of age in the final decade of the twentieth century.

These new comics catered for kids who had grown up with Dennis the Menace and were ready for something a bit more mature. 1991 was the fateful year, when the Fleetway backed Crisis was joined by 2000Ad man Kevin Mills teaming up with Apocalypse Ltd to bring Toxic! to newspaper shops across the UK. Though these comics didn’t last as long as those whose pages they sat alongside they were potent enough
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Animal Cruelty on TV: Fido Has Become the Go-To Victim in Violent Storytelling

Animal Cruelty on TV: Fido Has Become the Go-To Victim in Violent Storytelling
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for “Stranger Things,” “The Alienist,” “The Walking Dead,” “End of the F***ing World,” and the “John Wick” films.]

In the season finale of TNT’s “The Alienist,” a serial killer slams a burlap sack containing a cat repeatedly on the wall, killing the cat as it shrieks in pain. On Netflix’s “End of the F***ing World,” a boy kills animals growing up, and several episodes later, a dog is carelessly run over by a truck and must be put out of its misery. In the second season of “Stranger Things,” one character’s cat is found partially eaten by an otherworldly monster. And regularly on shows like “The Magicians” and “Game of Thrones,” animals often perish in horrifying ways.

The depiction of animals being abused or killed isn’t anything new in Hollywood, though for a while, this seemed acceptable to the public as long as those animal
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Cassian Elwes launching crowdfunding production venture (exclusive)

Cassian Elwes launching crowdfunding production venture (exclusive)
Four projects on company’s debut slate.

Cassian Elwes, the Us producer behind Mudbound, Elvis & Nixon and Lee Daniels’s The Butler, is launching a UK-based crowdfunding film and TV venture that will allow investors to buy equity in a slate of upcoming film projects.

Run through a new company dubbed Movie Collective, the venture is kicking off its activities with the drama Utopia Road, starring Garrett Hedlund, Rebecca Hall and Anjelica Huston, which is being lined up for a summer shoot.

Also on the debut slate are Cohen & Cohan, a six-part television series from writers Neil Brand and Michael Eaton,
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4 Upcoming Non-Blockbuster Films That Deserve Your Excitement

Samuel Brace with four upcoming non-blockbuster films that deserve your excitement…

It’s particularly easy in this business to merely focus on the high profile movies that will make serious dents at the box office, or that will reap the most plaudits come awards season, but to limit one’s attention to only these categories is a mistake. There is far more to cinema than the big blockbusters and “please-love-me” biopics. Marvel and Star Wars occupy a significant amount of our cinematic bandwidth – often for good reason – but their yearly efforts shouldn’t consume every last inch of our attention. With this in mind, I wanted to spend, if you will allow it, my little corner of the internet shedding some light – for those who don’t know – on four upcoming non-blockbuster films that deserve our excitement. These are films outside of the mainstream, these are films that could be hit or miss,
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Giveaway – Win My Own Private Idaho on Blu-ray

To celebrate the release of My Own Private Idaho – available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD Dual Format from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment 9th April 2018 – we are giving away a copy!

From acclaimed director Gus Van Sant (Drugstore Cowboy) comes a wile road movie for the ‘90s starring America’s hottest young male stars – River Phoenix (Stand by Me, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) and Keanu Reeves (Point Break, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure) – as two hustlers who explore friendship and self-discovery on the twisting, turning road of life.

Phoenix is Mike, a narcoleptic street hustler haunted by his idyllic memories of childhood and obsessed with finding his estranged mother. Reeves is Scott, a runaway rich kid who’s on a personal “crusade” to find the meaning of life, biding his time until he inherits his father’s estate. Together they’re lost in a bizarre world of wealthy strangers and stranger-than-life adventures.
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Flashback: Bill and Ted Battle the Grim Reaper by Playing 'Battleship'

Flashback: Bill and Ted Battle the Grim Reaper by Playing 'Battleship'
The Bill & Ted fan community haven't had it easy over the past couple of decades. The only real content they've gotten to chew on since Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey left theaters in 1991 was the short-lived cartoon series Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures and a disastrous live-action Fox show that aired seven episodes in the summer of 1992 before being forever banished from the memory banks of every single person on the planet.

Making matters worse, series stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter pop up in the press every few months and
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Keanu Reeves & Alex Winter May Reprise Iconic Roles For ‘Bill & Ted 3’

Keanu Reeves, 52, and Alex Winter, 53, could be reprising their characters Bill and Ted in a third Bill & Ted movie. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the original writers Chris Matheson and Ed Soloman along with Reeves and Winter said he duo could be coming back in Bill & Ted: Face The Music. The […]

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The Internet Absolutely Loves Keanu Reeves Doing Anything

The Internet has a remarkable fondness of Keanu Reeves, though the exact reasons for this fondness are unclear. Sure, there are plenty of people who like his acting, as shown by the numerous successful movies that he has been involved with over the course of his career. However, there are also people who have complained about his inability to act, though to be fair, this particular viewpoints seems to have been more common in the past than in the present. Instead, a better explanation might be the near-universal perception of Reeves being a decent, upstanding person, which is the sort

The Internet Absolutely Loves Keanu Reeves Doing Anything
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Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter talk Bill & Ted 3

It’s been teased for several years now without seemingly getting any closer to becoming a reality, but stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter have revealed to Entertainment Weekly that they are still hoping that Bill & Ted 3 – a.k.a. Bill & Ted Face the Music – could make it to the big screen.

“[Writers] Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon came to us in 2007 with the idea of doing it,” said Reeves. “They pitched us an idea. It sounded great. In show business, there’s show and then there’s business.”

“The whole trajectory of getting the next one off the ground has been pretty much exactly like the experience of getting the original,” stated Winter. “Going to every studio, and they’re like, ‘What the eff is this?’ It’s this kind of independent spirit, and the films have an anachronistic quality to them that’s a big part of what they are,
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Video: Virtual Reality in Movies

Virtual reality is a dividing subject that has half of the population excited and the other half droning on about how it is going to come and go, ‘just like 3D did’. Like it or not, the hype around Ready Player One is proof that virtual reality is captivating the public’s imagination. However, Ready Player One is adding to a rich history of virtual reality in cinema which has developed drastically as our technology has advanced. So we thought we’d take a look at some of the most wonderful, imaginative and craziest depictions of Vr in film and how it will change our future…

Tron (1982)

It might look old to us now as one of an early examples of Vr in movies, but Tron was way ahead of its time back in 1982 – both visually and imaginatively. In fact, Tron portrayed the mental experience of ‘Virtual Reality’ five years
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‘Bill and Ted 3’: Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter Reveal What the Proposed Sequel Has in Common With ‘A Christmas Carol’

‘Bill and Ted 3’: Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter Reveal What the Proposed Sequel Has in Common With ‘A Christmas Carol’
Having gone on both an “Excellent Adventure” and “Bogus Journey,” Bill and Ted might appear to be done traveling together. Not so, according to Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, who spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the long-rumored “Bill and Ted 3,” also known as “Bill and Ted Face the Music,” which co-writer Ed Solomon likened to “A Christmas Carol.”

“You’re told you’re gonna save the world,” said Chris Matheson, who co-wrote the first two films with Solomon. “And now you’re 50 and you haven’t done it. Now they’re married, and it affects their marriages, and it affects their relationships with their kids, and it affects their everything.”

“Everybody’s a little older now,” Reeves added. “A little afraid.”

“There’s certain comparisons,” Winter said. “A rock band that never goes to the place it thought it was going to get to. Having that moment in their life
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‘Bill and Ted 3’ is Closer to Happening Than Ever Before

‘Bill and Ted 3’ is Closer to Happening Than Ever Before
Bill and Ted 3, aka Bill & Ted Face the Music, is closer to reality than ever before. Stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, and series writer Ed Solomon, have offered new details about the long-awaited sequel. Fans have been waiting a very long time for Bill and Ted 3, currently titled Bill & Ted Face the Music. Bill […]

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Bill and Ted 3 Is Closer Than Ever to Finally Happening

Bill and Ted 3 Is Closer Than Ever to Finally Happening
It's a good day for fans of Bill and Ted. Earlier today we learned of a reunion where Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, along with creators Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson talked about the original plans for Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Now, the crew admit that they're only months away from hopefully getting Bill & Ted 3 officially off the ground. We've been getting teased about the third installment in the Bill and Ted franchise for years now, but it really feels like it's only a matter of time before the cameras start rolling on Bill and Ted 3.

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter have kept in touch over the years, even working together on Winter's 2015 documentary, Deep Web, which Reeves narrated. As the idea for Bill and Ted 3, the duo explain that Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon approached them back in 2007 about reprising their iconic roles. However, Reeves notes that there's
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Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter Discuss Bill & Ted 3 Which is Actually Close To Happening!

For years Bill & Ted fans have been hearing about a third Bill & Ted movie called Bill & Ted Face The Music. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are both on board to make the movie if a studio ever decides to pull the trigger on it. There's already a script that was written by Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson, the story of which follows the older middle-aged Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted 'Theodore' Logan back in time to interact with their past selves and George Carlin’s character Rufus, "using footage from 1989’s Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure." It finds our heroes "still struggling to complete the great work of their life."

Now Reeves, Winter, Matheson, and Solomon have recently reunited for an interview with Entertainment Weekly to talk about Bill and Ted 3 and the long process they have gone through in trying to get it into production. Solomon says:
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Bill and Ted Team Reunite to Reveal Excellent Adventure Secrets

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure creators Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon have revealed that Bill and Ted were nearly responsible for everything bad that ever happened in history in an early draft of the story. Next year marks the 30th anniversary of the cult film and Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter have gotten together to discuss some of the major changes that the franchise went through with Matheson and Solomon. As it turns out, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure was almost a completely different movie.

Chris Matheson still has the notes that he and Ed Solomon wrote ahead of the script, which had the movie titled as Bill and Ted's Time Van, which is pretty good, but definitely not as good as Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Other differences were a lot more drastic, with some of the areas the duo could have visited including Revolutionary France, Egypt, Medieval England,
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New ‘Bill & Ted 3’ Details Revealed; Writer Ed Solomon Likens It to ‘A Christmas Carol’

New ‘Bill & Ted 3’ Details Revealed; Writer Ed Solomon Likens It to ‘A Christmas Carol’
The long-awaited Bill & Ted 3 might actually, maybe, possibly really happen. A third film in the Bill & Ted franchise has been in the works for a long while, with writers Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson — who wrote Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey — beginning work on a script back in 2010. The sequel has never officially been set up at a studio, but given Solomon and Matheson’s passion for the characters and stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter’s desire to return, the writers wrote a script completely on …
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Bill & Ted 3 Crew Offer Update, Tease ‘News That Will Stick’ Soon

Bill & Ted 3 remains a very distinct possibility, and fans will hopefully soon hear “news that will stick.” The update comes from original Bill & Ted stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, and screenwriters Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon.

The first film in the franchise, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, was released in 1989 and presciently tapped into slacker/stoner culture, offering a slightly airier take on Back to the Future.
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Exclusive Interview with Silvio Simac on Knights of the Damned

The wide world of action and martial arts has produced some truly legendary and talented performers. As the era of the action star seems to be waning in the wake of digital effects and casting well-known actors in physically demanding roles (like Liam Neeson, Matt Damon, and Tom Cruise, for example), real martial artists and athletes have been denigrated and sidelined to stunt capacities rather than leading man roles, which is a shame. In the downloadable age, very few action star hopefuls have been rising in the ranks of the industry, but one such man has been working incredibly hard in the martial arts and action world, and with the release of his latest film, the sword and sorcery fantasy film Knights of the Damned (currently out on DVD from Vertical Entertainment), Silvio Simac has proven that he’s someone to watch out for. In a diverse career that has
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