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ITV2's Action Team and cinematic spy spoofs

Matt Edwards Mar 5, 2018

Is there life left in the action comedy spoof? Matt sees how ITV2's Action Team, starting tonight, measures up...

For almost as long as action heroes have donned vests and duffed up scheming evil doers, there have been comedians sending them up for it. From The Naked Gun to Hot Fuzz, action films have served as the inspiration behind some of the cinemas funniest comedies.

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There’s something inherently ridiculous about action films. Elevating masculinity and chaotic violence to obscene levels all while keeping a straight face is silly. How many times have we seen a hyper-muscled, wise-cracking tough nut, covered in grease and without a shirt, grappling with any man who gets in his way? Take the third Rambo film, a movie full of ultra-violence courtesy of the outrageous arsenal of its lone wolf protagonist, and one that demands to be made fun of.
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Sylvester Stallone Teases Expendables 4 Production

Actor-director Sylvester Stallone has confirmed that The Expendables 4 is happening. Following his breakthrough with the Best Picture Oscar-winning boxing drama Rocky in 1976, Stallone quickly transitioned into becoming an action star, beginning with box office hit First Blood in 1982, where audiences were introduced to who would soon become an iconic character John Rambo. After two Rambo sequels in the 1980s, Stallone, found himself vying for the title of action movie king against former bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger, who quickly rose to prominence thanks to his Conan movies, as well The TerminatorCommando, and Predator.
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Rushlake Media Boards Jahmil X.T.’s Qubeka’s ‘Sew the Winter to My Skin’ (Exclusive)

Cologne-based Rushlake Media has acquired world sales rights for “Sew the Winter to My Skin,” a South African-German co-production directed by acclaimed South African helmer Jahmil X.T. Qubeka.

The acquisition marks the first time that the sales outfit, which specializes in licensing for VOD markets and has a strong focus on African content, has boarded a film early in the production stage.

“This is a film that definitely stands out,” said Rushlake’s Philipp Hoffmann, who praises Qubeka’s talents while adding that “having a great script with a German co-producer onboard made it a perfect fit for us.”

Qubeka said that the producers were looking for “a distribution partner that could handle this kind of film,” and that “the history of dealing with African film [at Rushlake]…was a hugely appealing factor.”

Principal photography is set to begin next month on a movie loosely inspired by the tale of a livestock thief in mid-century South Africa, whose Robin Hood-like
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Bollywood's Rambo Remake Gets Indefinitely Delayed, What Happened?

Bollywood's Rambo Remake Gets Indefinitely Delayed, What Happened?
While most non-Hindi speaking American audiences may be unfamiliar with Tiger Shroff, he is one of the biggest stars in the world, and also one of the highest paid. So when he announced that he'd be starring in a remake of Sylvester Stallone's Rambo, the entire planet sat up and took noticed. Sadly, the much anticipated foreign redo has hit the skids, and is dead in the water for the time being. With so much enthusiasm behind the project, and even Stallone giving it his blessing, what happened to the Rambo Bollywood Remake?

Well, Yrf has announced a new untitled action film coming from India that pairs Hrithik Roshan with Tiger Shroff, and it's causing tremendous buzz. Tiger is reportedly a huge fan of Hrithik, and jumped at the chance to work with him. Their movie will be filled with spectacular stunts and crazy dance scenes that will take
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Intense Trailer For John Travolta's True Crime Drama Gotti

John Travolta takes on the role of crime boss John Gotti in the upcoming film Gotti. It looks like he gives an incredible performance in the movie. It's good to see the actor taking on good projects again. This is probably one of the best movie roles he's taken on in a long time. This looks like it could be a great film and I'll definitely be checking it out.

Gotti follows infamous crime boss John Gotti’s (Travolta) rise to become the “Teflon Don” of the Gambino Crime Family in New York City. Spanning three decades and recounted by his son John Jr. (Spencer Lofranco), Gotti examines Gotti’s tumultuous life as he and his wife (Kelly Preston) attempt to hold the family together amongst tragedy and multiple prison sentences.

Travolta is also joined in the film by Pruitt Taylor Vince (Monster, Heroes Reborn), Stacy Keach (American History X,
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Legendary Action Director John Woo Returns With Manhunt

For fans of action films, the 1980s was a golden age, beginning with all-time classics such as, First Blood and Raiders of the Lost Ark, and on and on with epics like Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Escape From New York, and Robocop. This amazing period also marked the rise of incredible action stars like Schwarzenegger, Norris, Willis, Ford, Cruise, and Murphy -- many of whom are obviously still working today (for better or worse).

Yet, the 80s was also an incredible decade for action directors, such as James Cameron, John Carpenter, Richard Donner, and George Miller. However, one of the most unexpected and influential action directors of that era was Hong Kong's John Woo, whose distinct visual style somehow managed to stand apart from his Western contemporaries. Woo was an innovator, a director who borrowed elements from different genres, resulting in something new, unique, and unmistakably visceral. A Hong Kong-based
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8 Movies You (Probably) Didn't Know Were Based on Books

  • Cinelinx
Books have been a great source of inspiration for the movie industry, but sometimes they sneak up on you and unless you really pay attention to the credits you’d never know a film was based on a book. As we continue our look at various book/movie adaptations, I’m taking a look at the movies you most likely didn’t know were based on books!

If you’re looking to dive more into our discussion on books and the movies, be sure to check out our articles on Bad Books That Made for Great Movies and the Top 10 Movie Franchises Based on Novels. Now...let’s get to it!

Die Hard

Yeah, I’m sure most people would have never guessed this was based off of a book. It’s easy to see why as the book is titled Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp and doesn’t
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Tombstone: Val Kilmer on how Kurt Russell saved the movie

David Crow Aug 14, 2017

Val Kilmer stops just short of saying Kurt Russell should be credited as the real director of their Western classic Tombstone.

It’s long been debated who deserves credit for directing Tombstone, the 1993 Western hit that surprised everyone, including its studio, with its quality. Starring Kurt Russell as the rugged and slightly amoral Wyatt Earp and Val Kilmer as the scene-stealing and violent gun fighter, Doc Holliday, the movie opened at the end of 1993, and sucked all the attention from the following year’s much more expensive Kevin Costner-headlined Wyatt Earp. In fact, many speculate that Kilmer could have competed (and maybe even won) an Oscar for Best Supporting actor if the studio had known what they had on their hands.

See: 11 films that were apparently ghost-directed

But that is a pretty hard thing to predict considering that about after a month of production, the film’s initial director,
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Chris Pratt talks Making Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

  • Comicmix
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 sees the return of the universe’s favorite band of intergalactic misfits. Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, the movie’s thrilling storyline follows the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians – Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot and Bradley Cooper as Rocket – must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.

To celebrate the in-home release of the blockbuster sequel digitally on HD, 4K Ultra HD™ and Disney Movies Anywhere this week, and physically on 4K Ultra HD™ Blu-ray™ Combo Pack,
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Frightfest announce guests and new addition to line-up

With only four weeks till the start of the festival, Frightfest organisers have announced not only some of the guests set to appear over the August Bank Holiday weekend, but also the addition of another film to the line-up! The 150 plus guest-list this year is as vibrant and eclectic as ever, with nearly 40 of the films represented… New to the film line-up is Jackals, Kevin Greutert’s potent blend of horror thriller, home invasion terror and murder cult chiller, which stars Stephen Dorff and Deborah Kara Unger. The film is scheduled for Saturday 25th August, 4pm and 4.30pm in the main screens at the Cineworld Leicester Square.

Check out the new festival trailer and guest details below:

From the press release:

It’s been five years since Don Mancini and Fiona Dourif raised the Empire roof with Curse Of Chucky and this year they are joined by the irrepressible Jennifer Tilly
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Frightfest Guest Line-up and Surprise Film Announced

Frightfest edges ever closer, in fact this time next month it’ll almost be over, but they’ll be much fun before then. The festival is renowned for hosting the best in genre cinema across a bum-numbing five days, but it’s not just films that make the event so special, the organisers also manage to secure a lot of the actual filmmakers. The talent then introduce the film, complete post screening Q and A’s and party the nights away with attendees. So just whose going this year? Check out the Frightfest announcement below and find out.

The 150 plus guest-list this year is as vibrant and eclectic as ever, with nearly 40 of the films represented. It is a year when fan favourites are reunited and the new wave of genre talent is firmly embraced within the FrightFest fold.

It’s been five years since Don Mancini and Fiona Dourif
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Game of Thrones “Stormborn” S7 Ep2 Recap Review: Are You Totally Disturbed?

  • Cinelinx
Normal 0 false false false En-ca X-none X-none Hope you enjoyed last week’s episode because the slow walk is over, and it’s over in a big, bad way. It’s only the second episode and already we know that this season is not going to be easy on us or on the characters we have come to love so dearly. Did this episode knock the wind out of your sails? Are you totally disturbed by what you just saw? But wait, before we get into it, if you haven’t watched Game of Thrones “Stormborn” episode 2 of season 7, then look away because there will be spoilers, folks. Alright, you’ve been warned. Come on in and let’s discuss.

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Daenerys and Company at Dragonstone

It was a dark and stormy night at Dragonstone, and Daenerys and company — Tyrion, Missandei and Grey Worm,
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Newswire: Sylvester Stallone absolutely won’t be in the Indian First Blood remake

Sylvester Stallone has no problem teasing things that may or may not be in upcoming movies, but he’s very serious when it comes to things that he definitely knows won’t be in upcoming movies—especially if he’s one of those things. According to Deadline, Stallone has flat-out denied any possibility that he’s going to appear in Tiger Shroff’s Indian remake of First Blood, saying that “any involvement” in the film is not happening “under any circumstances.” Stallone goes on to say that he has nothing against the project, but he wants it to be clear that he doesn’t have anything to do with it.

Back in October, director Ariel Vromen was tapped to direct an english-language reboot of the Rambo series, also without Stallone’s involvement, but it’s unclear if that project is still happening.
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Rambo Reboot: Sylvester Stallone Won’t Be A Part Of First Blood, Eyeing 2018 Start For Creed 2

Similar to how Harrison Ford has circled back to portray a number of famous roles from yesteryear (see: Blade Runner 2049, Indiana Jones 5), Hollywood veteran Sylvester Stallone is no stranger to indulging in a little nostalgia from time to time, too – even if that nostalgia takes on the form of a tongue-in-cheek ensemble movie in the vein of The Expendables.

Case in point: Creed, Ryan Coogler’s Rocky spinoff movie that took that fundamental underdog story, slapped on a new lick of paint, and delivered a powerful, moving boxing film revolving around one Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan).

Balancing the old with the new, Coogler’s hard-hitting drama still made room for Stallone’s Rocky Balboa, who assumed the role of a mentor/father figure to coach the young, unrefined Adonis into a bona fide world beater. That arc will continue through the release of Creed 2, which is expected
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Sly Stallone confirms he is definitely not appearing in the Rambo remake

  • JoBlo
If there's one kind of war that Sylvester Stallone (or his character, John Ramo) has no interest becoming involved in, it's a rumor war. Recently, the suave, sneer-lipped action star told Deadline Hollywood that he is absolutely not participating in the Tiger Shroff-led remake of First Blood, a rehash of the 1982 classic that started the Rambo film series. Stallone made himself... Read More...
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Sylvester Stallone says he has no involvement with Bollywood Rambo remake

Back in May it was announced that filmmaker Siddharth Anand and martial arts expect Tiger Shroff are teaming up for an official Bollywood remake of First Blood, which is set to begin production in 2018 under the title of Rambo [take a look at the teaser poster here].

Amid rumours that Sylvester Stallone will be involved with the production, the action icon has spoken to Deadline to clarify that “any involvement in Tiger Sharoff’s Rambo is not happening, under any circumstances” although he has nothing against the project, and “I wish them well on their own.”

Stallone had ambitions to reprise the role of John J. Rambo for a fifth movie, Rambo: Last Blood, although the project failed to materialise. He was also linked to a Rambo TV series which would have paired the Vietnam veteran up with his son, but declined to get involved, leaving the show dead in the water.

Meanwhile, back in October of last year,
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Sly Stallone Definitely Not Appearing In Rambo Remake

Sly Stallone Definitely Not Appearing In Rambo Remake
Hoping to nip a growing swell of Internet rumors in the bud, Sylvester Stallone has communicated to Deadline that he absolutely is not taking part in the Tiger Shroff’s First Blood, a redo of the 1982 film that launched the Rambo franchise. Through a spokesperson, Stallone states that “any involvement in Tiger Sharoff’s Rambo is not happening, under any circumstances.” Stallone has nothing against the project, just a desire to make it clear he doesn’t have anything do to…
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What? Sylvester Stallone to make an appearance in Tiger Shroff’s Rambo?

What? Sylvester Stallone to make an appearance in Tiger Shroff’s Rambo?
As Tiger Shroff gets ready to play Sylvester Stallone’s role in the desi remake of Stallone’s first Rambo film First Blood which was released in 1982, two questions are being repeatedly asked by fans. Why a First Blood remake 35 years later? And secondly, would Stallone make an appearance in Tiger’s belated remake? Buzz isRead More

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Comics Corner: The Walking Dead #169, Predator: Hunters #3, Unholy Grail #1

Uh-oh, Dwight! Decisions need to be made in Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #169, and in today's Comics Corner, we also take a look at Predator: Hunters #3, Seven to Eternity #7, Unholy Grail #1, Lady Mechanika: Clockwork Assassin #1, Redneck #3, Sacred Creatures #1, and our special Fast Forward section focuses on B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know #2.

The Walking Dead #169: "New Story Arc “Lines We Cross” It is time for Dwight to step up.

Story: Robert Kirkman

Art: Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn, Stefano Gaudiano

Cover: Charlie Adlard, Dave Stewart

Published: July 5, 2017

Diamond ID: MAY170730

Digital : $2.99

Print: $2.99."

To see what happens, visit:

https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/the-walking-dead-169

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Predator: Hunters #3: "Contact! The assault team encounters the Predator at night on the tropical island! First blood goes to the alien hunter, but ten-to-one odds and machine guns favor the humans... unless there's something about their quarry they don't know!
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Horror Channel FrightFest 2017 reveals its full line-up

Horror Channel FrightFest has today announced the full line-up for the 18th year of the world-renowned horror and fantasy film festival, which will run between August 24th and August 28th at Cineworld Leicester Square and the Prince Charles Cinema, and features 64 films including 20 World, 22 European and 18 UK Premieres.

The festivities will get underway with the global premiere of Universal’s Cult of Chucky [watch the trailer here], with writer and director Don Mancini and stars Jennifer Tilly and Fiona Dourif in attendance, alongside the iconic deadly doll of destruction himself.

Two more of the horror genre’s most popular and beloved franchises are given their World Premieres: to celebrate a decade of his cursed Victor Crowley creation, writer/director Adam Green is returning to FrightFest with a version of Hatchet never seen before. Plus, there is a presentation of Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo’s Leatherface, the stunning prequel to the terror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
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