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Deadly Pleasures: Hellraiser: Bloodline

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If one hundred people put together a list of the worst ways that horror franchises have jumped the shark, I’m pretty sure “sent the villain into space” would be near the top of ninety-nine of them. Sending a franchise villain to space is essentially saying, “Screw it, I’m all out of ideas for this character.” This would seem particularly true of a character like Pinhead, as the Hellraiser series has always been about grue-filled erotic fantasy and never even played in the same ballpark as science fiction. Given that the original Hellraiser is my all-time favorite movie, one might think that I’d see it as sacrilege to launch one of the great villains into the stars. Well, you’d be wrong, because against all logic, I firmly believe that Hellraiser: Bloodline manages to make it work.

Before writing this piece, I did make sure to go back
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’19-2: Complete Series One’ DVD Review

Stars: Adrian Holmes, Jared Keeso, Dan Petronijevic, Benz Antoine, Mylène Dinh-Robic, Conrad Pla, Maxim Roy, Bruce Ramsay, Laurence Leboeuf | Directed by Louis Choquette, Erik Canuel, Daniel Grou

19-2? Precinct 19, Car 2. It’s simple as that. A series title that upholds a long-standing tradition of cop shows throughout the years that use designators in their titles, from the likes of Car 54 Where Are You? to the more recent 10-8: Officers on Duty. 19-2 also continues the more modern tradition of the gritty cop drama, heavily influenced by the likes of cable TV dramas The Shield and The Wire – with the same hardened sensibilities, only this time with a Canadian twist…

Interestingly, 19-2 – as seen on this DVD – is not the original version of the show. This particular iteration of the cop drama is actually an Englich-language remake of the series, which was originally set in Montreal and filmed entirely in French.
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Blu-ray Review – Killing Zoe (1993)

Killing Zoe, 1993.

Directed by Roger Avary.

Starring Eric Stoltz, Julie Delpy, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Gary Kemp, Tai Thai, Bruce Ramsay and Ron Jeremy.

Synopsis:

A safecracker arrives in Paris to help a friend with a bank heist but things spiral out of control very quickly.

The Pov camera driving through the streets of Paris, the pulsing techno beat ascending in the background and the name ‘Quentin Tarantino’ plastered across the screen in big letters – yes people, we are back in the early-mid ‘90s. However, Tarantino’s name is under the title of Executive Producer as Killing Zoe was written and directed by Roger Avary, who co-wrote Pulp Fiction with him.

In a role written specifically for him, Eric Stoltz (Pulp Fiction/The Fly II) plays Zed, an American safecracker in Paris on the request of his old friend Eric (Jean-Hugues AngladeBetty Blue). After an encounter in his hotel room with
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‘Brick Mansions’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA, Gouchy Boy, Catalina Denis, Ayisha Issa, Carlo Rota, Andreas Apergis, Richard Zeman, Robert Maillet, Bruce Ramsay | Written by Luc Besson, Bibi Naceri | Directed by Camille Delamarre

Hollywood remaking a foreign film is far from a new phenomenon, and adaption in this manner has yielded some truly great films. We have seen such successes like Seven Samurai transformed into The Magnificent Seven, and Infernal Affairs altered into The Departed.

On the other hand, there are movies like Brick Mansions. This remake of the Luc Besson / Pierre Morel French parkour action fest District B13 has much in common with the original including plot structure, action sequences, and even shares one of the co-leads. What it lacks is energy, craftsmanship, and originality. Fans of the original have little reason to examine this new take, and those coming in fresh will also find it difficult enjoy this tired dud of an action movie.
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‘Brick Mansions’ Review

Stars: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA, Gouchy Boy, Catalina Denis, Ayisha Issa, Carlo Rota, Andreas Apergis, Richard Zeman, Robert Maillet, Bruce Ramsay | Written by Luc Besson, Bibi Naceri | Directed by Camille Delamarre

Hollywood remaking a foreign film is far from a new phenomenon, and adaption in this manner has yielded some truly great films. We have seen such successes like Seven Samurai transformed into The Magnificent Seven, and Infernal Affairs altered into The Departed.

On the other hand, there are movies like Brick Mansions. This remake of the Luc Besson / Pierre Morel French parkour action fest District B13 has much in common with the original including plot structure, action sequences, and even shares one of the co-leads. What it lacks is energy, craftsmanship, and originality. Fans of the original have little reason to examine this new take, and those coming in fresh will also find it difficult enjoy this tired dud of an action movie.
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'Brick Mansions' Behind-the-Scenes Featurette with Paul Walker

'Brick Mansions' Behind-the-Scenes Featurette with Paul Walker
The team behind Paul Walker's social media accounts have put together a new behind-the-scenes featurette for one of his final movies, the upcoming Brick Mansions. The late actor explains why he wanted to star in this action-thriller, which is an English-language remake of District B13. He plays a Detroit cop who teams up with a street thug (District B13 star/parkour co-founder David Belle) to take down a ruthless drug lord (RZA). We also get plenty of new footage, including fight rehearsals and finished scenes from director Camille Delamarre's upcoming action-packed thrill ride, arriving in theaters nationwide April 25.

Brick Mansions comes to theaters April 25th, 2014 and stars Paul Walker, Robert Maillet, RZA, Carlo Rota, David Belle, Kalinka Petrie, Bruce Ramsay, Andreas Apergis. The film is directed by Camille Delamarre.
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Second 'Brick Mansions' Trailer Spotlights the Late Paul Walker

Second 'Brick Mansions' Trailer Spotlights the Late Paul Walker
Following the first trailer that was released last month, Relativity Media has debuted the second trailer for Brick Mansions, starring the late Paul Walker. This remake of the French action-thriller District B13 centers on Damien Collier (Paul Walker), a cop in dystopian Detroit who teams up with a street thug named Lino (original District B13 star David Belle), to save Lino's kidnapped girlfriend and stop a drug lord (RZA) from destroying the entire city. Check out the latest footage from one of Paul Walker's final movies, arriving in theaters April 25.

In a dystopian Detroit, abandoned brick mansions left from better times now house only the most dangerous criminals. Unable to control the crime, the police constructed a colossal containment wall around this area to protect the rest of the city. For undercover cop Damien Collier (Paul Walker) every day is a battle against corruption. For Lino (David Belle), every
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Watch Paul Walker in the Brick Mansions Trailer

Watch Paul Walker in the Brick Mansions Trailer
Get ready for an action-packed event with thrilling parkour stunts and check out the new trailer for Relativity's upcoming film, Brick Mansions. Starring Paul Walker, RZA and David Belle, the film is written by Luc Besson and directed by Camille Delamarre.

In a dystopian Detroit, abandoned brick mansions left from better times now house only the most dangerous criminals. Unable to control the crime, the police constructed a colossal containment wall around this area to protect the rest of the city. For undercover cop Damien Collier (Paul Walker) every day is a battle against corruption. For Lino (David Belle), every day is a fight to live an honest life. Their paths never should have crossed, but when drug kingpin, Tremaine (RZA) kidnaps Lino's girlfriend, Damien reluctantly accepts the help of the fearless ex-convict, and together they must stop a sinister plot to devastate the entire city. With stylized action featuring
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Paul Walker film 'Brick Mansions' Trailer, Poster & Image

Relativity Media's "Brick Mansions" has a first trailer, as well as the poster and a new image from the film directed by Camille Delamarre from the writing by Luc Besson. Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA, Robert Maillet, Carlo Rota and Bruce Ramsay star in the actioner. In a dystopian Detroit, abandoned brick mansions left from better times now house only the most dangerous criminals. Unable to control the crime, the police constructed a colossal containment wall
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Brick Mansions Poster with Paul Walker

Brick Mansions Poster with Paul Walker
Now that Relativity Media has issued an April 25 release date for Brick Mansions, the studio has debuted the first poster for this action-thriller starring Paul Walker. The late actor stars in this English-language remake of District B13 as Damien Collier, an undercover cop in Detroit who teams up with Lino (original District B13 star David Belle), a street thug whose girlfriend has been kidnapped by a drug lord. With just a few months left until the remake's release, it's only a matter of time before the studio releases the first trailer, so keep your eyes peeled for that. In the meantime, take a look at this poster, which also features RZA.

Brick Mansions comes to theaters April 25th, 2014 and stars Paul Walker, Robert Maillet, RZA, Carlo Rota, David Belle, Kalinka Petrie, Bruce Ramsay, Andreas Apergis. The film is directed by Camille Delamarre.
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Film Review: ‘Hamlet’

Film Review: ‘Hamlet’
Shakespeare is stripped to essentials in Bruce Ramsay’s spare and streamlined “Hamlet,” a modestly inventive but curiously bloodless version of the Bard’s timeless tragedy. Ramsay, a Canadian-born actor making his feature directing debut, gives a lead performance as the indecisive Dane that seldom rises above the level of a good try, and never really offers a good reason for resetting the narrative in post-wwii England. Still, academics and Shakespeareans may be intrigued (and perhaps amused) by audacious decisions Ramsay has made while trimming and compressing the original text. That might help spur biz in home-screen venues.

In the “Hamlet” according to Ramsay, the title character returns home to a curiously underpopulated palace — more likely an embassy, given that this Elsinore is clearly situated in ’40s London — and moodily indicates his displeasure over the hasty marriage of his recently widowed mom, Gertrude (Gillian Barber), to his too-convivial Uncle Claudius
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Bruce Ramsay's Fun-Size Hamlet Keeps It Emo

Bruce Ramsay's Fun-Size Hamlet Keeps It Emo
Bruce Ramsay's fun-size Hamlet is notable for its omissions, cutting out poetry, politics, dialogue, characters, and famous scenes, and putting the focus on a fucked-up family.

It's a tidy 90 minutes that crams the play's events into a single evening, locks Rosencrantz and Guildenstern in the yard, and leaves Yorick respectfully interred.

Shakespeare's plays are like Colorform playsets in which the characters can be stuck on basically any backdrop — the Upper West Side, 1920s gangland, World War II, or the inside of Baz Luhrmann's brain, for instance.

Ramsay, who wrote and directed and plays mopey ol' Hamlet, opts for a vague gesture at Downton Abbey with waistcoats, braces, some lesser English estate, and a single old-timey car.

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Unforgettable Horror Villain Deaths

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It seemed to be some sort of rule of thumb with the more iconic of horror baddies – the bigger you are then the harder and much more spectacularly you fall, usually amidst a climatic showcase of visual effects that have stretched the already limited budget of the film to near breaking point. I guess that's part of their enduring appeal. I mean, would Dracula really have been as unforgettable as he is if he was easily snuffed out by a simple baseball bat to the dome? Could you imagine watching a version of King Kong where the ape was simply put down like Old Yeller instead of being shot down from the top of the Empire State building? Some of these deaths have become as iconic as the villain themselves, complimenting the closing of the film with some final reel fireworks. Even a nameless henchman has a fighting chance for
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First batch of Vancouver International Film Festival titles announced!

This morning, I saw the first poster for the Vancouver International Film Festival (Viff) which runs September 29 to October 14. With only a few weeks to go before the full festival line-up is announced, festival organizers have been releasing tidbits of programming and last week, the sneak preview guide featuring a mere handful of the more than 230 feature length films, was released providing a good idea of what we can expect from this year's festival and from a casual glance, it looks as though Vancouverites are in for a treat.

Among the festival favourites selected this year are Julia Leigh's Sleeping Beauty (trailer), Markus Schleinzer's pedophile drama Michael (trailer), the Lff and Tiff selected Mexican thriller Miss Bala, Climates director Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (trailer), B�la Tarr's The Turin Horse (trailer), Giorgos Lanthimos' Alps (trailer) and Sean Durkin's drama Martha Marcy May Marlene
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New Supernatural 5.17 99 Problems Sneak Peak

The CW Network has released a brand new clip and TV spot for the upcoming episode of Supernatural dubbed 99 Problems, which will air on Thursday, April 8 at 9 Pm Et on the CW Network. Take a look at these new videos below to catch a sneak peek of Thursday night's new episode.

Something You Don't See Every Day

Supernatural 5.17 99 Problems TV Spot

A minister's daughter turns a town full of citizens ready to fight the Apocalypse against each other.

Supernatural episode 5.17, "99 Problems" airs on The CW April 9th, 2010. The episode stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Brett Dier, Kayla Mae Maloney, Johannah Newmarch, Larry Poindexter, Michael Shanks, Bruce Ramsay and is directed by Charles Beeson.
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Fused TV: Daily Preview – Wednesday March 10 – The Human Target Returns Tonight!

In our daily preview we for this week we have chosen to highlight on of my favorite shows on this night, which returns from a small Olympic hiatus. The Human Target, it isn’t the best writing nor is it the best show, what it is an action packed hour of fun car chases, fight scenes and some intrigue.

In this next episode, the 7th of Season 1 for the series, our main character Chance, reunites with a fiery former flame when he is called to South America to rescue an archeologist whose discovery of a lost treasure makes him the target of a South American army and a deadly bounty hunter in the all-new “Salvage & Reclamation.” Starring Mark Valley as Christopher Chance; Chi McBride as Winston; and Jackie Earle Haley as Guerrero.

The guest cast is Kris Marshall as Doug; Leonor Varela as Maria; Kim Coates as Bertram; Luis Javier
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