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Netflix Is Recruiting a Will Smith Army to Promote Bright

Netflix Is Recruiting a Will Smith Army to Promote Bright
Is your name Will Smith? If so, Netflix, and the star of such movies as Independence Day and Suicide Squad, Will Smith, needs your help to promote their upcoming movie, Bright. That's right, apparently, the actor Will Smith is far too busy to handle the busy press schedule for Bright and he is in need of some other people with his same name to help fill in for him. At this point, we have more questions than answers, but this is a very real thing that is really happening.

Netflix recently released a video via their official Twitter account featuring Will Smith, who stars in Bright alongside Joel Edgerton. The video features Smith discussing the busy schedule Netflix has him on to promote the movie and, since he's a busy guy, he apparently can't do it all himself. So, he's requesting that anyone named Will Smith reach out to Netflix so they can help.
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Is Your Name Will Smith? Because Will Smith Needs Your Help on a Secret Project

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Is Your Name Will Smith? Because Will Smith Needs Your Help on a Secret Project
If you think about it, the name Will Smith is pretty common. In fact, according to a semilegitimate website, there are roughly 258 people named Will Smith in the United States alone. That's not counting people named Guillermo Smith or Wilhelm Smith or what have you. And right now is their time to shine. The prominent actor by that same name - one more time just for fun: Will Smith - is currently promoting his upcoming Netflix movie Bright, also starring Joel Edgerton. That means he'll soon embark on a global press tour that will consist of on-camera interviews, late-night appearances, and the like. Instead of doing all of that, however, he's asking all the other Will Smiths of the world to help him out. On Netflix's Twitter, Will recently shared a video asking all of the Will Smiths of the world to come forward. "It's too much stuff. It's interviews; it's long days.
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Invasion Of The Bee Girls (1973)

The exploitation films of the ‘70s always offered up the goods to everyone. And by goods I mean a whole lot of sex and violence, and if you were so inclined to notice behind fogged up eyewear, pulpy takes on the relevant social issues of the day. Not all were created equal, of course; they can’t all be clever variants of the form such as Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, or Foxy Brown. However, they almost all deal with female empowerment and Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973) more than checks off all the boxes, squeezing every last drop of pulp from its sci-fi fruit.

Released by Centaur Dimension Pictures in June, Invasion of the Bee Girls Aka Graveyard Tramps (it doesn’t really fit, but is one of the best alternate titles I’ve ever heard) managed to fairly impress critics on its tour of local theatres and drive-ins, including Roger Ebert,
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Bill Smith Dies: Longtime L.A. TV Newsman Was 74

Bill Smith, a longtime Los Angeles TV and radio newsman who spent 13 years at Ktla after co-anchoring Kttv's groundbreaking Metro News-Metro News years earlier, died Monday. He was 74. “He just loved what he did — he just loved it,” Smith’s former Ktla colleague Eric Spillman said in a tribute the station did during Monday night’s newscast. “This was his dream job.” Smith was in L.A. newsradio before segueing to TV, working at Kgil in the mid-1970s and later at Kabc. He…
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Girls, Guns and G-Strings: Andy Sidaris – A Legend Of Cult Cinema

Article by Mark Longden

If you’re going to watch the movies of Andy Sidaris, you’ll require a mental divide of some sort, especially if you’re the sort of person who believes we should all be treated and viewed equally. While we all, as humans, like looking at pretty pictures of people of whatever gender floats our boat, at some point – usually about half an hour in – of one of his movies, even the most dedicated admirer of boobs will be thinking “any time you want to get back to the plot is fine by me”.

Below is the scene that first interested me in the work of Mr Sidaris. If you like it, read on, if you groan, then We Are Movie Geeks has many articles about decent movies to enjoy. Here it is:

Andy Sidaris got his start directing sport on TV. He was the original
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Blu-ray Review – Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988)

Hell Comes to Frogtown, 1988.

Directed by Donald G. Jackson & R.J. Kizer.

Starring Roddy Piper, Sandahl Bergman, Julius LeFlore, Rcb, William Smith and Brian Frank.

Synopsis:

In a post-nuclear war USA, a fertile man is sent into mutant territory to rescue the last fertile women in the country in order to replenish the human race.

At the end of the 20th century nuclear war has turned Earth into a barren wasteland and rendered most men infertile. However, ex-con Sam Hell (Roddy PiperThey Live) is one of the few remaining fertile men left and is recruited by the government to impregnate a harem of fertile women in order to continue the human race. Sounds like a dream job but the women he must ‘engage’ with are being held captive in Frogtown, which is home to a gang of mutated frog people who don’t take kindly to Hell’s intervention.

So
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‘Hell Comes to Frogtown’ Review (Arrow Video Re-release)

Stars: Roddy Piper, Sandahl Bergman, Brian Frank, Rory Calhoun, William Smith, Lee Garlington, Cliff Bemis | Written by Randall Frakes | Directed by Donald G. Jackson, R.J. Kizer

Arrow Video are well known for their line of cult favourites from horror and science fiction films of the past and here we see them go to the vault and come out with a big pile of stinking cheese in the form of Hell Comes to Frogtown.

Directed by the late Donald G. Jackson and R.J Kizer, Hell Comes to Frogtown follows the character of Sam Hell, played by professional wrestler and part-time actor, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper (They Live), who is taken prisoner by a female government who have taken over the United States after a nuclear war. Sam Hell must rescue a group of fertile women who are being held captive by a mutant tyrant. Oh, and the mutants in question, well…
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Paramount and Scott Rudin Team on Next Novel From ‘Annihilation’ Author (Exclusive)

Paramount and Scott Rudin Team on Next Novel From ‘Annihilation’ Author (Exclusive)
With the highly anticipated “Annihilation” set to bow next year, Paramount is looking to stay in the Jeff VanderMeer business, as the studio has acquired the rights to his next novel “Borne.”

Scott Rudin and Eli Bush, who are producing the big screen adaptation of VanderMeer’s “Annihilation” for Paramount, will produce the new film.

The story follows a young woman named Rachel, who survives as a scavenger in a ruined, dangerous city of the near future. The city is littered with discarded experiments from the Company — a bio-tech firm now seemingly derelict. From one of her scavenging missions, Rachel brings home Borne, who is little more than a green lump, but exudes a strange charisma. And yet, little as she understands what or who Borne may be, she cannot give him up, even as Borne begins to grow and change in unexpected ways.

The novel will be published next spring by Farrar,
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Peter Brown, Star of TV Western ‘Lawman,’ Dies at 80

Peter Brown, Star of TV Western ‘Lawman,’ Dies at 80
Peter Brown, who played Deputy Johnny McKay on 1960s TV Western “Lawman,” died March 21 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 80.

Brown played McKay on ABC’s “Lawman” during the entire 1958-62 run of the series, which starred John Russell as Marshal Dan Troop. Brown was also a regular on NBC Western “Laredo,” playing Chad Cooper during the series’ 1965-67 run. This story of the Texas Ranger starred Neville Brand as Reese Bennett.

Brown also guested on a number of other TV Westerns, including “Maverick,” “Cheyenne” and “The Virginian.”

On the big screen during the period he appeared in Disney’s Hayley Mills musical “Summer Magic” (1963), surfing movie “Ride the Wild Surf” (1964) and Ann-Margret vehicle “Kitten With a Whip” (1964).

During the 1970s while continuing his TV career, Brown played the villain in the 1974 blaxploitation classic “Foxy Brown,” starred with William Smith in “Piranha” (1972) and starred in the horror-thriller “Act of Vengeance” (1974). He
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Peter Brown, Star of TV Western ‘Lawman,’ Dies at 80

Peter Brown, Star of TV Western ‘Lawman,’ Dies at 80
Peter Brown, who played Deputy Johnny McKay on 1960s TV Western “Lawman,” died March 21 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 80.

Brown played McKay on ABC’s “Lawman” during the entire 1958-62 run of the series, which starred John Russell as Marshal Dan Troop. Brown was also a regular on NBC Western “Laredo,” playing Chad Cooper during the series’ 1965-67 run. This story of the Texas Ranger starred Neville Brand as Reese Bennett.

Brown also guested on a number of other TV Westerns, including “Maverick,” “Cheyenne” and “The Virginian.”

On the big screen during the period he appeared in Disney’s Hayley Mills musical “Summer Magic” (1963), surfing movie “Ride the Wild Surf” (1964) and Ann-Margret vehicle “Kitten With a Whip” (1964).

During the 1970s while continuing his TV career, Brown played the villain in the 1974 blaxploitation classic “Foxy Brown,” starred with William Smith in “Piranha” (1972) and starred in the horror-thriller “Act of Vengeance” (1974). He
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Contest: Win Millennium / R.O.T.O.R. Double Feature on Blu-ray

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Time traveling twists and a robot on a rampage hit home media tomorrow with Scream Factory’s Blu-ray release of the Millennium / R.O.T.O.R. double feature, and we’ve been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of the Millennium / R.O.T.O.R. double feature.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Millennium / Rotor Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on February 28th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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From the Previous Press Release: “The future is yours with time travel and a killer robot! Scream Factory presents a sci-fi double feature to shout about when Millennium & R.O.T.O.R. come to
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Millennium / R.O.T.O.R.

Two 1980's science fiction efforts from the 'eighties: Millennium is an expensive book adaptation with Kris Kristofferson and Cheryl Ladd navigating a time travel story about body snatchers from the future. R.O.T.O.R is direct to video and strictly from hunger. Oh, the agony… However, both films surely have lessons to teach the budding filmmaker who thinks moviemaking is easy. Millennium and R.O.T.O.R. Blu-ray Color Scream Factory Street Date February 23, 2016 / 26.99

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Scream Factory plumbs the depths of the MGM library, which includes not only the holdings of United Artists, Orion and the old American-International Pictures, but also an alphabet soup of smaller outfits that were bought up in the 1990s. The independent productions seen on this Scream Factory Blu-ray double bill give us two kinds of science fiction properties. One is an expensive Canadian production with a big star, and the other is a
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Millennium / R.O.T.O.R. Double Feature Blu-ray Clips & Trailers

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Time traveling twists and a robot on a rampage will hit home media next Tuesday with Scream Factory's double feature Blu-ray of Millennium and R.O.T.O.R., and we have high-definition clips and trailers from the films.

From the Previous Press Release: "The future is yours with time travel and a killer robot! Scream Factory presents a sci-fi double feature to shout about when Millennium & R.O.T.O.R. come to Blu-ray on February 23, 2016. These two cult classics from the 80s are now finally available for the first time on Blu-ray, in a release including an alternate ending for Millennium.

Millennium (1989)

Leap into thrilling, time-travelling mayhem with Millennium.When safety investigator Bill Smith (Kris Kristofferson, Blade) looks into a disastrous airplane crash, he soon makes a shocking discovery – one that will impact the future of humanity itself. The beautiful but mysterious Louise (Cheryl Ladd, Charlie’s Angels) may prove to be the key to
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Round-Up: Millennium / R.O.T.O.R. Blu-ray Release Details, Sable and Chateau Sauvignon: Terroir Teaser Trailers

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Time traveling twists and a robot on a rampage will hit Blu-ray in February via Scream Factory's double feature Blu-ray of Millennium and R.O.T.O.R., and we have a look at the release details. Also in this round-up: teaser trailers for Sable and Chateau Sauvignon: terroir.

Millennium / R.O.T.O.R. Blu-ray: Press Release: "The future is yours with time travel and a killer robot! Scream Factory presents a sci-fi double feature to shout about when Millennium & R.O.T.O.R. come to Blu-ray on February 23, 2016. These two cult classics from the 80s are now finally available for the first time on Blu-ray, in a release including an alternate ending for Millennium.

Millennium (1989)

Leap into thrilling, time-travelling mayhem with Millennium.When safety investigator Bill Smith (Kris Kristofferson, Blade) looks into a disastrous airplane crash, he soon makes a shocking discovery – one that will impact the future of humanity itself. The beautiful but mysterious Louise (Cheryl Ladd,
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The Curse / Curse II: The Bite and Millennium / R.O.T.O.R. Double Feature Blu-rays Announced

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Although it's not the New Year yet, Scream Factory's already gearing up for 2016 by announcing two double feature Blu-ray releases for February 23rd: The Curse / Curse II: The Bite and Millennium / R.O.T.O.R.

From Scream Factory: "More retro double features are planned for blu-ray release in the beginning of the new year! Read on for all the details:

The Curse & The Curse II

- The Curse (1987) Young Zach Hayes' (Wil Wheaton, Stand by Me) life on the family dairy farm is what anyone would expect. Hard work, long hours and the normal family squabbles. When an ice-blue meteor plunges through the midnight sky, Zach sees in hand on their property. Zach and the local doctor discover that something inside the meteor is infecting the local water on their farm. Fruits, which looked perfect on the outside are teeming with worms… and Zach's family is beginning to change…
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Scream Factory Has Your February covered with Double Feature Bluray releases of The Curse/The Curse 2 and Millennium/R.O.T.O.R

I know what I’ll be getting for myself for a late Valentine’s Day gift and we can all thank Scream Factory for that. Today, the gang over at Sf announced Bluray double features of ’80s horror/sci-fi gems The Curse/Curse II: The Bite and Millennium/R.O.T.O.R, with both hitting shelves this coming February (which makes my Valentine’s Day opening make a little sense I guess). Growing up in the ’80s, I was a big fan of all four films, so if you haven’t seen them, get ready for some fun, because they’re all four a lot of fun (especially The Curse/Curse II). While the specifics as far as supplemental material goes haven’t been announced as of yet, we’ve got the artwork and release date (Feb. 23rd) as well as each film’s synopsis and pre-order info below.
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'Maniac Cop' Remake Poster: The Wrong Arm of The Law Is Back

'Maniac Cop' Remake Poster: The Wrong Arm of The Law Is Back
Last month, we reported that the Maniac Cop remake is gearing up to start production next spring, with John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning) set to direct and filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn on board as a producer. While we still have several months before filming will begin, Bloody-Disgusting spotted the first sales artwork for the remake at the American Film Market in Santa Monica, California. There are no cast members attached so far, but the poster teases the gritty look that the filmmakers intend to deliver.

The original Maniac Cop is set in New York City, following a string of grisly murders that eyewitnesses say were committed by a cop. Tom Atkins plays Frank McCrae, who heads up the investigation that eventually points to a young police officer named Jack Forrest (Bruce Campbell), who was set up by the real killer and a mysterious woman. Both Frank and Jack,
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'Maniac Cop' Remake Shoots This Spring in New York

'Maniac Cop' Remake Shoots This Spring in New York
The Stop and Frisk initiative in New York is about to get a whole lot scarier. The Maniac Cop remake is finally getting ready to shoot on location in the city, with production kicking off in the spring of 2016. John Hyams, best known for his Universal Soldier sequels Day of Reckoning and Regeneration, is directing. Cult favorite director Nicolas Winding Refn, the man behind 2011's Drive starring Ryan Gosling, will produce alongside William Lustig.

Maniac Cop has been in development since 2012. The screenplay is being penned by prolific comic book writer and raconteur Ed Brubaker. John Hyams says that William Lustig, the man who directed the original Maniac Cop trilogy, specifically sought him out for the role. The director explains.

"I'm a huge admirer of both producers and I'd been looking to do something that bridges the gap between action and horror like this. The script is able to re-invent
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‘Maniac Cop’ Remake to Shoot in Spring in New York

‘Maniac Cop’ Remake to Shoot in Spring in New York
John Hyams is planning to shoot a remake of 1988’s “Maniac Cop” next spring in New York City, Variety has learned.

Nicolas Winding Refn and William Lustig are producing the project, which has been in development since 2012. The script is written by prolific comic book writer Ed Brubaker.

Hyams, who directed “Universal Soldier: Regeneration” and “Universal Soldier: Day Of Reckoning,” told Variety that he came on board to direct after Lustig sought him out.

“I’m a huge admirer of both producers and I’d been looking to do something that bridges the gap between action and horror like this,” he said. “The script is able to re-invent the original with the same mythology. We had thought about shooting in the fall, but we decided on the spring to give ourselves enough time to get the best cast and crew.”

The 1988 original, directed by Lustig, follows a murderous cop who
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Tuesday’s best TV

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Lookalike suicides in New Tricks, Dwayne Johnson flexes financial muscles in Us comedy Ballers and deputy head Mr Norman sorts stuff out in Educating Cardiff. Plus: Liz Bonnin explores India in Nature’s Wonderland, as does Dominic West in West Meets East and Liz McIvor surveys Britain’s waterways in Canals – The Making Of A Nation

Second part of Liz McIvor’s survey of Britain’s inland waterways. Tonight, she examines an unintended consequence of carving canals across the landscape. The expansion of internal transportation during the industrial revolution also advanced the sciences of geography and geology, it being difficult to successfully gouge through the earth unless you know exactly what it’s made of. The first geological map of England and Wales was created by William Smith, a surveyor on the Somerset coal canal. Andrew Mueller

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