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"Painkiller Jane: Heartbreaker"

"Painkiller Jane: Heartbreaker" is a new 48 page, self-contained one shot story from writer Jimmy Palmiotti and illustrator Romina Moranelli, available  October 5, 2021:

Previously a TV series starring actress Kristanna Loken, actress Jessica Chastain ("Eyes of Tammy Faye") was to also star in and co-produce a live-action feature adaptation of the character. 

Created by Palmiotti and Joe Quesada for Event Comics (1995), the character also appeared alongside the 'Punisher', 'Vampirella' and 'Hellboy' and was relaunched at Dynamite Entertainment.

"...'Jane Vasko' is an undercover police officer attempting to infiltrate the 'Fonti' criminal gang. After gaining the trust of crime boss 'Joey Fonti', she is given the assignment of passing a message on to rival gang member 'Adam', not realizing that an explosive device has been planted on her.

"As she meets her target, the explosion causes significant injuries, but Adam is uninjured.  

"Through mysterious means, he manages to revive Jane,
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Dawna Lee Heising Joins Sean Gk’s Epic Thriller “X The End Time”, Starring Costas Mandylor, Kristanna Loken, and Wilma Elles

Dawna Lee Heising Joins Sean Gk’s Epic Thriller “X The End Time”, Starring Costas Mandylor, Kristanna Loken, and Wilma Elles
Sean Gk is the co-founder of NewWayFilm Studios in New York. He and his NewWayFilm Studios team are currently in the pre-production stage of their action-packed survival story “X The End Time”. The doomsday thriller is written by Sean Gk, produced by Sean Gk and Maxx Oliver, with cinematography by Erol Civan. The music is …

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The Black Widow Movie You Never Saw

The Black Widow Movie You Never Saw
Back in the early 2000s, superhero movies were on the rise again, thanks to the success of X-Men (2000) and Sam Raimi’s blockbuster Spider-Man (2002). But the idea of an interconnected series of superhero movies — the concept that became the Marvel Cinematic Universe — was still a few years away, while many of Marvel’s characters were owned by a wide variety of studios and production companies.

Fox had the X-Men and the Fantastic Four, Sony had Spider-Man, Paramount owned Iron Man, Universal had the Hulk, and Lionsgate had the rights to Russian spy and Avengers member Natasha Romanoff, i.e. Black Widow. All of these were in partnership with the then-fledgling Marvel Studios, headed by Avi Arad, but it was up to the individual studios to greenlight the projects.

Enter screenwriter David Hayter, who had scored a breakout success by being one of the main writers on X-Men (for which he
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All 6 ‘Terminator’ Movies, Ranked Worst to Best (Photos)

All 6 ‘Terminator’ Movies, Ranked Worst to Best (Photos)
James Cameron’s breakout film “The Terminator” may not have been a hit in theaters, but it was such a cult favorite on home video that it spawned one of the biggest and most lucrative movie franchises in history. With “Terminator: Dark Fate” in theaters, let’s look back at all six feature films in the saga, and see how they stack up against each other.

6. “Terminator Salvation” (2009)

The fourth “Terminator” movie has a great cast — Christian Bale, Anton Yelchin, Bryce Dallas Howard, Helena Bonham Carter — and a smart idea, to give all the time-travel a rest and actually set one of these post-apocalyptic thrillers after the apocalypse for a change. Unfortunately, director McG is more interested in chaotic action than in the story, the new revelations about the universe are groan-inducing, and Sam Worthington’s forgettable protagonist, a survivor with a secret, takes valuable screen time away from everyone and everything else.
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Horror Highlights: Mandibles, Killer Shorts, Dark Stories

Horror Highlights: Mandibles, Killer Shorts, Dark Stories
Watch the Trailer for Mandibles: "When simple-minded friends Jean-Gab and Manu find a giant fly trapped in the boot of a car, they decide to train it in the hope of making a ton of cash."

Written and Directed by Quentin Dupieux

Starring Gregoire Ludig, David Marsais, Adele Exarchopoulos, India Hair, Romeo Elvis,

Coralie Russier, and Bruno Lochet

Magnet Releasing will release Mandibles everywhere July 23rd, 2021

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Third Killer Shorts Screenwriting Competition Announced: "Calling all horror writers! The third annual Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition is accepting entries from July 1st, 2021.

The Killer Short Contest celebrates horror short screenwriters from around the world, connecting them with managers, producers, and filmmakers. The Top 10 scripts will be read by a star-studded panel of judges, with over $5,000 worth of prizes up for grabs including Final Draft 12 screenwriting software, Shudder subscriptions, career consultations, memberships to Stan Winston’s School of Creative Arts,
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Terminator Franchise Reportedly Introducing Multiple Female Terminators

Terminator Franchise Reportedly Introducing Multiple Female Terminators
If you were to make three huge bets in quick succession and lose them all, chances are you wouldn’t try it again. However, despite funneling a combined total of $540 million in production costs into the last three installments in the Terminator franchise without any of them launching the trilogy that they were supposed to, you can guarantee that we still haven’t seen the last of the once-mighty sci-fi series.

Although we’d already heard it twice before with Salvation and Genisys, Dark Fate was the one that felt the most likely to restore the flagging brand to former glories, based entirely on the long-awaited return of James Cameron. He may not have been directing, but producer and story credits were enough to convince many skeptics that Terminator could be set for a rejuvenation.

Of course, that didn’t happen and it ended up as one of the biggest
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Terminator 3: 9 Actors Considered To Play The T-x

Terminator 3: 9 Actors Considered To Play The T-x
Arguably, the Terminator franchise should’ve ended with Terminator 2: Judgment Day, one of the greatest sequels ever made, as it raised the stakes from the first one and provided a definitive, satisfying conclusion to the story. But there are a few things to enjoy in the later Terminator sequels. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines introduced the franchise’s first female Terminator, the T-x, played by Kristanna Loken.

Related: The Terminator Sequels: 5 Things They Got Right (& 5 They Got Horribly Wrong)

Before Loken was cast in the role, a lot of different actors were considered. During the writing of the script, the character’s gender switched around a lot, so the role could’ve been played by anyone.
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Here’s How Nicolas Cage Could Look As The Terminator

Here’s How Nicolas Cage Could Look As The Terminator
Everyone knows at this point that Arnold Schwarzenegger was nowhere near James Cameron’s first choice to play the title character in The Terminator, but by the time the credits rolled on the classic sci-fi thriller, the big Austrian had established the relentless killing machine as a cinematic icon. The franchise might finally be over for good now after Dark Fate delivered the fourth subpar sequel in a row and bombed at the box office, but dragging the series out for 35 years is still an impressive achievement.

These days, when you hear the word ‘Terminator,’ your mind instantly jumps to Schwarzenegger’s leather and sunglasses wearing T-800, but there’ve been plenty of other actors that have played a Cyberdyne Systems model over the years. Robert Patrick’s T-1000 is obviously the benchmark, but we’ve also seen Kristanna Loken, Sam Worthington, Jason Clarke and Gabriel Luna embody various incarnations
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Frightfest 2020: ‘Dark Stories’ Review

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Frightfest 2020: ‘Dark Stories’ Review
Stars: Kristanna Loken, Michelle Ryan, Dominique Pinon, Delphine Chaneac, John Robinson,Tiphaine Daviot, Sebastien Lalanne, Dorylia Calmel, Slimane Baptiste Berhoun, Loup Denis Elion, Julien Pestel, Florent Dorin, Thierry Fremont | Written and Directed by Guillaume Lubrano, François Descraques

I’ve been a fan of horror anthology films for a long time, since the first time I laid eyes upon freaky treats like Creepshow and such, so I’m always intrigued when another pops up, in this case a French horror anthology that started life as a TV series, but has been reshuffled into an anthology feature here.

Dark Stories takes five horror stories and injects them into our veins with horror, suspense and thrills galore, with alien life, zombies, ghosts and ghouls to tickle the taste buds of any horror lover, it manages to change pace and tone regularly to keep things from becoming tedious or samey, which I thought really set it apart.
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Arrow Video FrightFest 2020 Review – Dark Stories

Arrow Video FrightFest 2020 Review – Dark Stories
Dark Stories, 2020. Directed by François Descraques and Guillaume Lubrano. Starring Kristanna Loken, Michelle Ryan, Dominique Pinon, Delphine Chaneac, John Robinson,Tiphaine Daviot, Sebastien Lalanne, Dorylia Calmel, Slimane Baptiste Berhoun, Loup Denis Elion, Julien Pestel, Florent Dorin, and Thierry Fremont. Synopsis: Five short horror films about ghouls, E.T., haunted dolls, zombies and more. True consistency is […]

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6 Major Ideas ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Copied From Previous ‘Terminator’ Movies

6 Major Ideas ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Copied From Previous ‘Terminator’ Movies
(Major spoilers ahead for “Terminator: Dark Fate”)

Terminator: Dark Fate” is a strange situation. It’s a franchise movie that wants to pretend most of the franchise didn’t actually happen. It wants to pick up directly from “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” and just ignore “Terminator 3,” “Salvation” and “Genisys.”

But for a movie that wants to write off several of its predecessors, it’s interesting that it it seems to so liberally borrow from them. When I watched “Dark Fate” I couldn’t help but notice how much of the film is taken from the previous five movies. So while James Cameron and producer Tim Miller might be trying to make you forget half the franchise, it actually did a much better job of reminding me of those movies.

So let’s get into the nitty gritty. I’m going to largely focus here on the big things, because I
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Blasts The PG-13 Terminator Movies

If there’s one thing that separates the first two installments in James Cameron’s Terminator from the rest of the sequels, it’s the fact that Terminator 1 and 2 had an R-rating. And according to Arnold Schwarzenegger, that’s what makes the originals significantly superior to the other parts of the franchise.

Recently, Paramount released a new featurette from the upcoming Terminator: Dark Fate, where Arnold makes a return to the series along with Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong. The footage offered up a glimpse at a world that’s descended into chaos as a full-fledged war has apparently broken out between humans and machines.

During an Ama on Reddit, the Terminator team took the time to answer fan questions and drop a possible spoiler or two, and when someone asked Schwarzenegger about the new movie’s rating, he got a very detailed and emphatic response from the actor who has,
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Today in Soap Opera History (October 8)

1969: Dark Shadows' Petofi traveled to 1969 in Quentin's body.

1973: Another World's Steve and Alice finally talked about the past.

1985: Santa Barbara's Julia met Dylan.

2010: One Life to Live's Viki wanted Echo to leave Llanview."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1968: On The Doctors, Congressman Jason Randall (M. Emmet Walsh) arrived at Hope Memorial for a hospital tour with a posse of reporters, flustering Nurse Simpson (Carolee Campbell).

1969: On Dark Shadows, Count Andreas Petofi (David Selby), in Quentin's body, informed Angelique she had to follow his orders in the future. Julia (Grayson Hall) realized
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Exclusive Interview: Cinema Icon Cynthia Rothrock Talks Her Career, Rise To Stardom And More

The highly renowned Fantasia International Film Festival is happening now in Montreal and we’re kicking off our coverage with a woman who’s an absolute legend in martial arts and cult film. In a time of superhero movies where powerful female characters are growing to be more progressive and established in fandom, Cynthia Rothrock would be one of the cinematic matriarchs of every feminine but extremely tough and well-rounded characters we see today.

In Northern California in 1983, Hong Kong-based production company Golden Harvest was searching the United States for the next Bruce Lee. After witnessing her skills in a demonstration, they signed the young Rothrock to a contract which had her appear in several films overseas including Yes, Madam, along with superstar Michelle Yeoh. She stayed in Hong Kong until 1988 and upon her return to the Us, starred in a number of cult movies.

She was given her eighth-degree
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What has Kristanna Loken Been Up to Since “Terminator 3?”

At one point and time Kristanna Loken was going to be a big star. Her place in Hollywood seemed assured when she hit the big screen in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. She had the looks, she had the attitude, and, well, that’s kind of where it ended. Someone thought she could act otherwise she wouldn’t be where she is, but considering that there are plenty of actors out there that couldn’t seem to remember a line if it was fed to them off screen she’s not the worst. It could be that in the beginning of her career

What has Kristanna Loken Been Up to Since “Terminator 3?”
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All 43 Video Game Movies Ranked, Including ‘Rampage’ (Photos)

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All 43 Video Game Movies Ranked, Including ‘Rampage’ (Photos)
Video game movies have a bad reputation because, well, there are very few that we’d call “good.” At their best, at least so far, the big screen versions of video games have been fun and trashy entertainment. At their worst, however, they’re as bad as anything else we’ve ever seen in a movie theater.

So let’s rank ‘em!

41. “Postal” (2008)

The pinnacle of director Uwe Boll‘s string of horrendous video game movies (he has five that qualify for this list by getting theatrical releases somewhere), but to be fair it’s probably still a better work of art than the game it’s based on.

40. “Alone in the Dark” (2005)

House of the Dead” briefly tricked us into thinking Uwe Boll was a camp master, but his next video game movie, “Alone in the Dark,” was such an incomprehensible slog that I have never been able to
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March Of Dimes Presents Imagine A World Premiere Event

Inspired by the idea that every baby deserves to grow and change the world, the March Of Dimes presents the Imagine A World premiere event. Through this interactive pop-up experience, guest can imagine a world where every baby is born healthy!

The red-carpet premiere will kick off a two-day exhibit located in La Live in the heart of Los Angeles. The event takes place in a magical dome designed to capture the whimsy, imagination and innocence of childhood. Family-friendly displays and activities encourage participants to engage with the experience and share their stories via social media.

Expected guests include Naya Rivera (Glee), Adam Rodriguez (CSI: Miami), Anne Geddes (Artist/Photographer), Derek Fisher (Former NBA Player) and Gloria Govan (Basketball Wives La), Christy Carlson Romano (Even Stevens), Adrianna Costa (Extra), Nathan Kress (Pinky Malinky), Rachel Roy (Designer), Julie Steines (Children’s Author) with Norbert The Dog (Influencer), Terra Jole (Little Women: La
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Alexander Nevsky and Kristanna Loken Try to Stop Serial Killer in Black Rose Exclusive Photos

Alexander Nevsky and Kristanna Loken Try to Stop Serial Killer in Black Rose Exclusive Photos
Filmmaker Alexander Nevsky and actress Kristanna Loken have signed up to help the Lapd solve a series of gruesome murders in their recent action-thriller, ‘Black Rose.’ In honor of the crime drama premiering on Netflix this weekend, Shockya is premiering two new exclusive photos from the movie. ‘Black Rose‘s debut on the online streaming service […]

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The Wall: Aaron Taylor-Johnson On Being The Focus Of Doug Liman’s Military Thriller

Actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson has played his fair share of superheroes from the title character in Kick-Ass to Quicksilver in Marvel StudiosAvengers: Age of Ultron, but in Doug Liman’s The Wall, he gets to play a real superhero; Sergeant Allen Isaac, a soldier in Iraq trapped behind the title wall and pinned down by a sniper. Said sniper finds a way to tap into Isaac’s earpiece, and he begins to play mind games with the young soldier while trying to find out more about his life, and his past.

It’s a fantastic role for Taylor-Johnson with Liman’s camera trained on him for much of the film, creating the same kind of tension Liman brought to his earlier films, Edge of Tomorrow and The Bourne Identity.

Lrm got on the phone with Taylor-Johnson from the L.A. junket last week:

Lrm: I spoke with Doug and he
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Kristanna Loken On The Crime Thriller Black Rose, Uwe Boll And More

Actress Kristanna Loken has established herself as one to call when you need a tough woman who can kick ass, something she established in the 1999 TV series Mortal Kombat: Conquest, followed with playing the T-x in 2003’s Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. After making a couple movies with the infamous Uwe Boll including Bloodrayne, Loken got the role to play Painkiller Jane in the 2007 Sci-Fi Channel show based on the comics.

While she seemingly hasn’t been as visible in recent years, she can now be seen in the crime-thriller Black Rose, a Russian-American collaborative film that’s finally hitting these shores. It’s directed by, and stars, Russian bodybuilder Alexander Nevsky as a Russian super-cop who is brought to L.A. to help solve the murders of a few Russian women there. He’s partnered with profiler Emily Smith (Loken) as they try to find clues to find the ruthless killer.
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