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The Moments Which Made You Love Cinema

Tom Jolliffe on those moments which made you love cinema…

It’s different for everyone and maybe for some it never happens. Not everyone (shock horror!) is into film. For those film buffs, nerds, geeks, or even merely casual enjoyers of cinematic delights, there are always defining moments. Maybe it’s a moment within a film. Maybe it’s a certain film as a whole. It’s never merely one moment either. Perhaps there’s a moment that re-affirms that love. A time with which the magic seemingly waned, but like a bolt of energy it re-emerged, flowing through you and reigniting your love of film.

As far as myself my love of cinema began young. That’s the case for most people. There were moments in films that brought about a level of excitement and wonder in me that hit the stratosphere. There was the simple glowing blade of the lightsaber.
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Hollywood Studios' First Gay Romantic Drama Back on the Big Screen

'Making Love': Groundbreaking romantic gay drama returns to the big screen As part of its Anniversary Classics series, Laemmle Theaters will be presenting Arthur Hiller's groundbreaking 1982 romantic drama Making Love, the first U.S. movie distributed by a major studio that focused on a romantic gay relationship. Michael Ontkean, Harry Hamlin, and Kate Jackson star. The 35th Anniversary Screening of Making Love will be held on Saturday, June 24 – it's Gay Pride month, after all – at 7:30 p.m. at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre on Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills. The movie will be followed by a Q&A session with Harry Hamlin, screenwriter Barry Sandler, and author A. Scott Berg, who wrote the “story” on which the film is based. 'Making Love' & What lies beneath In this 20th Century Fox release – Sherry Lansing was the studio head at the time – Michael Ontkean plays a
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Electric Boogaloo, the wild untold story of Cannon Films

Director and documentarian Mark Hartley scores both a film history and comedy success with this ‘wild, untold’ account of the 1980s film studio that was both revered and despised by everyone who had contact with it. The ‘cast list’ of interviewees is encyclopedic, everybody has a strong opinion, and some of them don’t need four-letter words to describe their experience!

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

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Umbrella Entertainment (Au, all-region

2014 / Color / 1:77 widescreen / 106 min. / Street Date April 4, 2017 / Available from Umbrella Entertainment / 34.99

Starring: Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus, Al Ruban, Alain Jakubowicz, Albert Pyun, Alex Winter, Allen DeBevoise, Avi Lerner, Barbet Schroeder, Bo Derek, Boaz Davidson, Cassandra Peterson, Catherine Mary Stewart, Charles Matthau, Christopher C. Dewey, Christopher Pearce, Cynthia Hargrave, Dan Wolman, Daniel Loewenthal, David Del Valle, David Paulsen, David Sheehan, David Womark, Diane Franklin, Dolph Lundgren, Edward R. Pressman,
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‘Firestorm’ DVD Review

Stars: Casper Van Dien, Lisa Ciara, Johnny Hawkes, Leah Bateman, John Mack, Jeff Clarke, Bryan Rasmussen, Joe Regalbuto, Tom DeTrinis, Brandy Redd, Eileen Dietz | Written by Larry Bain | Directed by George Erschbamer

When ex-firefighter Scott Nylander (Casper Van Dien) and a group of ecologists approach a silo filled with oil to hang a banner with an eco-message, they suddenly realize they came to the wrong place at the wrong time. There’s a bomb attached which is going to explode in a few seconds! As our heroes are hiding, a mass explosion causes a huge flaming tornado, which starts to destroy everything in its way. It turns out that the silo contained an experimental fuel called Mt-11 crafted by the Synco Company. Scott and his friends are accused of being terrorists that caused the explosion. Chased by Synco mercenaries, they have to stop the fire twister, before it destroys La.
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Behind-the-scenes featurette released for sci-fi thriller Life

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Life - about overly-pretty astronauts finding an alien life form that wants to kill them - seems to be the plot synopsis of a direct-to-vhs film starring Casper Van Dien and Michael Dudikoff that'd collect dust on the wall of a Blockbuster, right? Am I crazy? But that's the beauty of the film, I think. It has a goofy and cliche sci-fi/horror plot, but has... Read More...
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Every Action Star That Needs to Be in Expendables 4

Every Action Star That Needs to Be in Expendables 4
Sylvester Stallone is the master at making the most out of simplicity. So good is this action legend at taking a basic idea and making it exist forever, that eventually he tries to give said idea a certain degree of gravitas. How does he do this you say?

Take Rocky Balboa. In the first film, this lovable schlub just wants to have a girlfriend and go the distance in a dream title fight. By the fourth film in this wondrous saga, Rocky is defending America on Russian soil and beating a fighter who (realistically) would have Ko'd the Italian Stallion in 1 round. In fact, Rocky was almost Ko'd in one round, however, the referee let it go on. How's that for Sylvester Stallone making the most of something simple?

He did the same thing with Rambo. In the first film, John Rambo was a simple man who just wanted to
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Expendables 4 Will Be Different, Stallone Teases Cliffhanger Tie-In

Expendables 4 Will Be Different, Stallone Teases Cliffhanger Tie-In
Just as 2016 was coming to a close, it was confirmed that Lionsgate is moving ahead with The Expendables 4. Now, star and creator of the franchise Sylvester Stallone has offered an update. It sounds like it will be his next project, with shooting to take place in 2017 for a 2018 release date. In a special message delivered high above the skies of Florida via Facebook, Sly promises this final sequel will be something different. And he gives a tantalizing tease as to what, or whom, we may expect.

"Flying high in the sky, come fly with me! Okay, that's right, I know. Frank Sinatra is not rolling over in his grave and I don't blame him! Anyway, I'm on my way to Florida looking forward to that event, and I'm going to start working out. Working out for the next Expendables, that's going to be great! Fingers crossed. We're going to do our best,
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Delve into the world of action movies with The Good, the Tough & the Deadly

Having tackled post-apocalyptic movies with his first book World Gone Wild, author and Flickering Myth contributor david j. moore has now turned his attention to the action genre for his sophomore effort, The Good, the Tough & the Deadly: Action Movies & Stars 1960s-Present.

This mammoth, 560-page hardcover presents a comprehensive study into the action genre, and is packed with over a thousand movie reviews featuring every action action star who’s crossed over from the world of martial arts, sports, professional wrestling, and stunt work.

Included in the book are a host of interviews with some of the biggest names in the genre, including the likes of Dolph Lundgren, Carl Weathers, Scott Adkins, Wesley Snipes, Tony Jaa, Michael Jai White, Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock, Mark Dacascos, Michael Dudikoff, Lorenzo Lamas and Roddy Piper.

The Good, the Tough & the Deadly: Action Movies & Stars 1960s-Present is published by Schiffer Publishing and
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American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt

At the bitter end of a ten-year slide into ever-cheaper productions, The Cannon Group sends stars David Bradley (a nice guy), Steve James (everyone's favorite) and Marjoe Gortner (a stiff) to South Africa for an anemic entry in this series. Cannon is considered a 'fun' subject this year because of those funny documentaries that came out. Savant cut the trailer for this particular picture, so takes the opportunity to talk about the wild life and times in the Cannon trailer department. American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt Blu-ray Olive Films 19 / B&W / 2:35 1:85 widescreen / 1:37 flat Academy / 90 min. / Street Date August 16, 2016 / available through the Olive Films website / 29.98 Starring David Bradley, Steve James, Marjoe Gortner, Michele Chan,Yehuda Efroni, Alan Swerdlow. Cinematography George Bartels Film Editor Michael J. Duthie Original Music George S. Clinton Written by Gary Conway from characters by Avi Kleinberger & Gideon Amir Produced by Harry Alan Towers Directed
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Exclusive interview with actor Vladimir Kulich

david j. moore chats with actor Vladimir Kulich about The 13th Warrior, Ironclad, The Equalizer and his new projects Grave Walkers and Savage Dog

Perhaps best known for playing Buliwyf in The 13th Warrior, the big budget epic sword and sorcery-type film from director John McTiernan and writer Michael Crichton from 1999, actor Vladimir Kulich towers above his co-stars in most of the projects he’s been in. Imbued with a distinct look and voice, Kulich also co-starred in films such as Decoy with Peter Weller, Red Scorpion 2 with Matt McColm, Crackerjack with Thomas Ian Griffith, and Firestorm with Howie Long. Over the years he’s specialized in playing Nordic heroes or stalwart warriors in projects like Ironclad and the TV series Vikings, but he’s also versatile, appearing in key roles in Smokin’ Aces and The Equalizer with Denzel Washington. His latest projects are the independent horror film Grave Walkers
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VOD Vault #2 – Ratter / Hazard Jack

Welcome to the second installment of VOD Vault, where we take a look at another bunch of direct-to-market releases, many of which hit iTunes and the supermarket shelves without fanfare, walking you – our readers – down the fine line between spending your money wisely, or throwing it away on another slice of Dtv dross. Up this week are Ratter, and Hazard Jack

Ratter

Stars: Ashley Benson, Matt McGorry, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Alex Cranmer, Michael William Freeman, Kaili Vernoff | Directed by Branden Kramer

Starring Ashley Benson and Matt McGorry, Ratter is the latest in an ever-increasing list of techno-horrors focusing on modern technology being used a tool for evil… The film tells the story of New York graduate Emma (Benson), who is excited about finally getting her own place in the city despite her parents expressing their worry about her living on her own. However when Emma starts receiving weird text messages from an unknown number,
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Michael Dudikoff interview: Navy Seals V Zombies, Spider-Man

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Michael Dudikoff chats to us about American Ninja, his Cannon days, Spider-Man and Navy Seals Vs Zombies.

Michael Dudikoff is the American Ninja.

We were thrilled to get an opportunity to chat with the action star, who was doing press to promote the release of the action film Navy Seals Vs Zombies, but were kept at a considerable physical distance. While telephone interviews can be a bit difficult, I was secretly relieved that we wouldn’t have to come face-to-face with a man renowned for his work as a ninja. Safely tucked away in a different continent meant that, no matter how stupid our questions were, we weren’t in danger of being kicked in the chops.

It turns out that we needn’t have worried. Den of Geek found Michael Dudikoff to be a particularly friendly and fun interview subject. It’s great to talk to
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Win Navy Seals Vs Zombies

Icon Film Distribution

Eighties action legend Michael Dudikoff (American Ninja, Olympus Has Fallen) stars as Commander Sheer, the leader of a crack team of Navy Seals charged with extracting the Vice President from a situation gone bad as America’s bravest warriors take on the walking dead in Navy Seals Vs Zombies.

Initially not being aware of the magnitude of the problem they are faced with, the SEALs are quickly faced with the realisation that the ‘situation’ is actually a viral outbreak that is very quickly turning the residents of the Big Easy into flesh hungry hoards of ravenous zombies.

This definition of a high octane guilty pleasure also features Molly Hagan (iZombie, True Detective) as a CIA agent, who is shown to know know more than she is letting on. Delivering exactly the kind of thing you would expect from a film called Navy Seals Vs Zombies this is
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Win Navy SEALs Vs Zombies on DVD

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To mark the release of Navy SEALs Vs Zombies on 15th February, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD. Eighties action legend Michael Dudikoff (American Ninja, Olympus Has Fallen) stars as Commander Sheer, the leader of a crack team of Navy Seals charged with extracting the Vice President from a situation gone

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Navy Seals vs Zombies coming to DVD in February, watch the trailer here

Icon Film Distribution has announced the February UK DVD release of Navy Seals vs Zombies, which does exactly what it says on the tin as America’s elite special forces unit goes up against the walking dead.

Eighties action legend Michael Dudikoff (American Ninja, Olympus Has Fallen) stars as Commander Sheer, the leader of a crack team of Navy Seals charged with extracting the Vice President from a situation gone bad in New Orleans. What Sheer’s team don’t know is that the ‘situation’ is a viral outbreak that is very quickly turning the residents of the Big Easy into flesh hungry hoards of ravenous zombies and sometimes the bullets run out…

Navy Seals Vs Zombies also stars Us TV stalwart Molly Hagan (iZombie, True Detective) as a CIA agent who knows more about the outbreak than she’s prepared to let on. The definition of a high octane guilty pleasure,
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Exclusive Interview: 80’s Action Legend Michael Dudikoff talks Cannon Films and Navy Seals Vs. Zombies

Cannon Films legend Michael Dudikoff talks to Shock about his career, family and making a comeback in Navy Seals Vs. Zombies. Now on DVD and VOD is first-time director and former Nascar driver Stanton Barrett’s testosterone heavy Navy Seals Vs. Zombies, a tough-as-nails romp about a muscle-bound troupe of battle-scarred vets facing off against a horde…

The post Exclusive Interview: 80’s Action Legend Michael Dudikoff talks Cannon Films and Navy Seals Vs. Zombies appeared first on Shock Till You Drop.
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'The Expendables 4' Is Coming in 2017

You can thank China for this one! The Expendables 4 is officially happening. It will shoot in 2016, and arrive in theaters in 2017. At this time, no cast members have been confirmed, aside from franchise creator Sylvester Stallone. No director is in place yet.

Nu Image / Millennium have struck a deal with China that also includes the thriller Security. This follows deals made between China and Steven Paul's Sp International Pictures on behalf of Ssxh Beijing, as well as Max Screen Film Distribution. The deal between the country and Nu Image / Millennium covers equity investments in both movies. And it will provide Chinese distribution rights.

Both Security and The Expendables 4 will likely use China for on-location shooting, with scenes taking place in the country. But China is not expected to be such a big part of either movie's narrative that that they can be outright called Chinese co-productions. The
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"Navy Seals vs. Zombies" on Blu-ray and DVD

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Sneak Peek footage from director Stanton Barrett's horror feature "Navy Seals vs. Zombies", now available on Blu-ray and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment:

"...when the government loses contact with the Vice President during a campaign stop in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a battle-hardened 'Seal' team just back from Afghanistan is sent in.

"But they’ll soon discover that this is no ordinary tactical rescue: The city is under siege by hordes of fast moving, flesh eating undead.

Urban warfare has been unleashed. With no cure in sight and time running out, can an elite unit of badass warriors now survive their most horrific mission of all?..."

Cast includes Ed Quinn, Michael Dudikoff, Stephanie Honoré, pro wrestling champion Chad 'Gunner' Lail, Molly Hagan, Olympian Lolo Jones, NBA legend Rick Fox and the participation of former Us Navy Seals.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Navy Seals vs. Zombies
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Exclusive Clip: cops and corpses in Navy Seals Vs. Zombies

Shock lays out an Exclusive clip from horror hybrid romp. We recently reported on Nascar driver turned director Stanton Barrett’s new hybrid action/horror potboiler Navy Seals Vs. Zombies starring 80’s action hero Michael Dudikoff (American Ninja) and iZOMBIE’s Molly Hagen. From the press release: After losing all contact with the Vice President during a routine campaign…

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