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Film Review: ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’

Film Review: ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’
First it was drugs. “Sicario” captured that threat as few movies have, depicting the brutality with which cartels control the flow of illegal substances across the U.S.-Mexico border, and imagining a no-nonsense response by a shadowy group of American enforcers every bit as corrupt as the criminals they’re attempting to extinguish. Now, the cartels are dealing in human traffic, introducing a toxic dimension to what may once have seemed a simple refugee issue. That’s the dynamic screenwriter Taylor Sheridan wanted to explore in his cold-blooded follow-up, “Sicario: Day of the Soldado,” addressing not only the ultraviolent Mexican gangs who control which people cross the border but also the notion that outlaws and potential terrorists may be able to enter the country with their blessing.

Considering how rare it is that an intelligent, topical action movie comes along, there might be reason to question whether “Soldado” stands
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Commando Facts You Never Knew

Commando Facts You Never Knew
It doesn't matter if you're a mercenary, a Green Beret, or a small army: if you mess with Arnold's kid, you're going down. That's right, it's Commando! Let off some steam as we talk about one of the best action movies ever. Here we'll take a look at 10 things you never knew about Commando.

It was written for Gene Simmons.

Commando was originally conceived as a vehicle for none other than Gene Simmons. Despite the critical beating taken by Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park, the Demon still had the acting bug going into the '80s. He played the villain in Tom Selleck's Runaway, turned up in an episode of Miami Vice, and played a radio DJ in one of MovieWeb's favorite cult films, Trick Or Treat. Simmons actually turned down Commando, which was co-written by his friends Matthew Weisman and Jeph Loeb, who is now the head of Marvel Television.
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Blu-ray Review – The Last House on the Left (1972)

The Last House on the Left, 1972.

Directed by Wes Craven.

Starring David Hess, Sandra Peabody, Fred J. Lincoln, Lucy Grantham, Richard Towers, Cynthia Carr, Martin Kove, Marc Sheffler, and Jeramie Rain.


Two teenage girls are kidnapped and brutalised before the attackers in knowing seek shelter at the home of the parents of one of the girls.

Often cited as a huge influence on horror and exploitation cinema, Wes Craven’s feature debut The Last House on the Left is finally given the treatment it deserves in a lavish 3-disc limited edition Blu-ray set courtesy of Arrow Video. Having been a subject of controversy since its original release in 1972, this powerful rape/revenge movie has often divided fans and critics not only for its brutal and graphic content but also because, despite its importance in genre cinema, it is a film made by young and inexperienced filmmakers who didn’t
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Ready Player One Parody Posters Get Trashed on Twitter

Those familiar with Warner Bros.' Ready Player One already know that the movie leans rather heavily on nostalgia from classic 1980s and 1990s films, but a dozen new parody posters may have taken things too far. Instagram user Jeff Avery noticed a series of posters for Ready Player One where the avatars of the main characters are implemented into posters from beloved films such as The Matrix, Bullitt, The Goonies and many more, with the full high-res versions surfacing later online. While some think it's good, harmless fun, others have taken to Twitter to bash these posters, all of which you can see below.

The full set of posters also include parodies of the classic posters from Risky Business, Labyrinth, The Lost Boys, The Breakfast Club, The Iron Giant (which actually appears in the film itself), Rambo: First Blood Part II, Beetlejuice, Blade Runner and Back to the Future.
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Ready Player One pays homage to classic movie posters

A batch of new posters have arrived online for Steven Spielberg’s hotly-anticipated adaptation of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One which pay homage to The Matrix, The Goonies, The Lost Boys, The Iron Giant, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Risky Business, Back to the Future, Blade Runner, Bullitt, The Breakfast Club, Labyrinth and Beetlejuice; check them out here…

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Ready Player One is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the Oasis, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the Oasis, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely
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2018 Razzies: Jamie Dornan finally accepts his Worst Actor award for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ from Conan O’Brien [Watch]

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2018 Razzies: Jamie Dornan finally accepts his Worst Actor award for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ from Conan O’Brien [Watch]
He’d like to thank the academy … or, maybe not. “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan won Worst Actor at the Razzie Awards two years ago for his performance as America’s favorite Bdsm businessman Christian Grey in the erotic drama. He wasn’t there to accept the “honor,” but he would have been happy to go. “Dude, if they invited me I’d be there,” Dornan recently told Conan O’Brien (watch above). “I won one, and I didn’t even get invited.”

“I’m intrigued to see what it’s all about,” Dornan explains. Poking fun at the awards that have poked fun at him, he added, “Apparently you can just pay $90 and just become a member online. An establishment that runs itself like that intrigues me quite a lot.” But even though he didn’t have the pleasure of accepting his prestigious Razzie in person, he
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The Cloverfield Paradox: how its script radically changed

Ryan Lambie Feb 7, 2018

With spoilers, we look at how The God Particle became The Cloverfield Paradox - and changed almost beyond recognition in the process...

Nb: Your final warning for major Cloverfield Paradox spoilers from the outset.

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It says a great deal about our topsy-turvy, lightning-paced cultural landscape that we can now watch a trailer for a (fairly) major film release one minute and be watching it on Netflix the next. In the case of The Cloverfield Paradox, that's exactly what happened: the secretive movie once known as The God Particle got its first trailer during the Super Bowl on the 4th February, and within hours, had made its debut on the streaming platform.

Then again, secrecy and strange surprises are written into the Cloverfield franchise's DNA. A found-footage take on the giant monster genre, the original film's viral marketing turned it into a major
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‘Rambo’ Producer Andy Vajna Remembers His First Mention in Variety

‘Rambo’ Producer Andy Vajna Remembers His First Mention in Variety
In 2016, when Hungary’s foreign-language Oscar entry “Son of Saul” won that honor (as well as many others), it was the first time in 35 years that the Hungarians captured that prize and nearly as long since they’d even had a film Oscar-nominated. For long-time film pro Andy Vajna, who has served as government commissioner in charge of the Hungarian film industry since 2011, it was a personal triumph. Best known for his co-stewardship (with partner Mario Kassar) of ’80s and ’90s indie powerhouse Carolco, where blockbusters such as “Terminator 2,” the “Rambo” franchise and “Basic Instinct” scored huge numbers, Vajna in the 21st century began to refocus on developing business interests in the country where he was born and fled from as a 12-year-old in the dark days of communist rule. Vajna’s Horatio Alger story also includes a stint at UCLA studying filmmaking, an apprenticeship in Hollywood hairdressing, which led to establishing a wig business in Asia
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10 Tombstone Facts You Never Knew Until Now

10 Tombstone Facts You Never Knew Until Now
Who doesn't love Tombstone? It's one of the most beloved Westerns of the modern era. And if you're a fan, you can undoubtedly quote most, if not all, of the lines delivered with scene-stealing flair by Val Kilmer in what's become the definitive portrayal of gambling gunslinger Doc Holliday. You may know every scene in this movie like the back of your hand, but today we've collected 10 Things You Never Knew About Tombstone. And you may walk away pleasantly surprised and shocked.

Tombstone boasts one of the most formidable macho ensembles imaginable: Kurt Russell, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, Michael Biehn, as well as smaller roles for Michael Rooker, Thomas Haden Church, Stephen Lang, Billy Zane, Jason Priestly, Billy Bob Thornton, and Terry O'Quinn. So let's get into it, shall we?

Tombstone is missing a few Earps.

The heroic ensemble at the center of Tombstone includes Wyatt Earp, played by Kurt Russell,
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Film Review: ‘Wolf Warrior II’

Film Review: ‘Wolf Warrior II’
Earlier this week, “Wolf Warrior II” made the leap from smash hit to bona fide phenomenon, becoming the top grossing film released in its native China (more than $500 million in 12 days, and still counting). Like Sylvester Stallone before him, and John Wayne before Stallone, star Wu Jing (who also directs) has successfully exploited the crowd-pleasing potential of enhancing militaristic action-adventure heroics with a heavy dose of flag-waving patriotism. The big difference here, of course, is that the flag waved by Wu and others in this shoot-’em-up extravaganza is that of the People’s Republic of China, and Wu’s heroic Leng Feng is not a Green Beret, but rather a once and future member of his country’s elite Wolf Warriors special ops unit.

Depending on their own political leanings, some Westerners will be either amused or incensed by the full-throated nationalism that pervades “Wolf Warrior II,” and by the film’s sporadic insistence that Chinese
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Disney Is Desperate And Netflix Is Going To Eat Their Lunch -- The Lrm Weekend

By David Kozlowski | 11 August 2017

Welcome to Issue #8 of The Lrm Weekend, a weekly column offering strong opinions about film, TV, comics, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, animation, and anime. We also want to hear from you, our awesome Lrm community! Share your feedback or ideas for future columns: @LRM_Weekend and we'll post your Tweets below!

Previous Issues: 8.4.17 | 7.28.17 | 7.21.17 | 7.14.17 | 7.7.17 | 6.30.17

Hey Lrm Weekenders, we've got a bunch of cool stuff for you this week. In our editorial we'll examine the big Disney streaming service announcement and what it means for Netflix. We'll also dive into the career of master crime writer Elmore Leonard, assess Chuck Norris' fighting skills, and have some fun with 80s Action movies. Looking forward to your comments and feedback!

Netflix Is Poised To Dominate And It's All Disney's Fault

Disney's big announcement, to pull their films from Netflix and launch their own streaming service by 2019, might look like
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Blu-ray Review – Headshot (2016)

Headshot, 2016.

Directed by Kimo Stamboel and Timo Tjahjanto.

Starring Iko Uwais, Chelsea Islan, Sunny Pang, Very Tri Yulisman, and Julie Estelle.


An injured amnesiac is nursed back to health and begins to piece his life back together only to discover the brutal truth about who he is and where he came from.

Thanks to Gareth EvansThe Raid and its expansive sequel Indonesian action movies were well and truly put on the map a few years back and those hits keep on coming, the latest being Headshot, which also happens to star Iko Uwais from both of those movies.

Uwais plays an injured man washed up on a beach and found by a local. He is taken to hospital where a kindly doctor called Ailin (Chelsea Islan) gives him the name Ishmael and nurses him back to health. Once Ishmael is back on his feet he cannot remember anything
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The undersea horror movies of the late 1980s

Ryan Lambie Jun 2, 2017

Inspired by James Cameron's The Abyss, the late 80s brought with it a wave of brilliantly cheesy undersea horrors, Ryan writes...

Hollywood studios occasionally have an uncanny knack of announcing almost identical film projects at the same time. In the 1980s, we had rival police dog movies K-9 and Turner And Hooch. The 90s saw the release of rival eruption movies (Dante's Peak and Volcano), opposing killer space rock pictures (Deep Impact and Armageddon) and duelling insect comedies (Antz and A Bug's Life). We provided a detailed run-down on these rival movies back in 2015.

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Around the year 1989, meanwhile, film producers briefly fell in love with a curiously specific genre: undersea sci-fi horror. Between January 1989 and the spring of 1990, no fewer than five films all came out with a similar theme - DeepStar Six was first, followed by Leviathan, Lords Of The Deep,
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Top 10 Movies Filmed in Thailand

Over the years there have been a great number of movies that have been filmed in Thailand, some of those films were supposed to be filmed there whilst others were filmed there as a stand in for places such as Cambodia and Vietnam.

One of the main benefits of using Thailand is that the production costs can be kept very low if the movie requires things such as glorious beaches, jungles or even elephants! Plus, with an army of experienced film crew members residing in Thailand production staffing costs can also be kept low too by hiring local yet skilled personnel.

There are of course plenty of benefits for Thailand as a whole when any major films are filmed there, as it helps the tourist industry no end, with many people wishing to visit many of the places a film was filmed at.

With that in mind we are now
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We Are Groot (But Also Howard The Duck)

As we look back at what came before ‘Iron Man,’ we marvel at the miracle that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Earlier this week, the Fsr team brainstormed the plot of Avengers 4 based on the idea that its mysterious subtitle was a potential spoiler for the still unseen Avengers: Infinity War. It was a fun exercise that briefly allowed me to nerd out over a few spandex epics penned by personal favorites, Brian Michael Bendis and Jonathan Hickman. The resulting conversation spawned some excitement, and a good heap of cynicism as well…or better yet, apathy. How much further can the Marvel Cinematic Universe expand? Will Thanos ever sit up from his chair, and prove he’s the big bad Mad Titan comic book fanboys claim him to be? Next week, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will mark the 15th entry in Marvel’s unprecedented shared universe machine, and by the time we get to Avengers
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Oscars: With 38 Combined Noms, Former Partners Square Off for the First Time

Oscars: With 38 Combined Noms, Former Partners Square Off for the First Time
For more than a decade, sound mixers Kevin O’Connell and Greg P. Russell worked hand-in-hand on some of the industry’s biggest box office hits, movies like “The Rock,” “Armageddon,” “Spider-Man,” and “Transformers.” It was a relationship born out of an early coupling on Ridley Scott’s “Black Rain” that later took flight in the mid-1990s when the two set up shop together at the Cary Grant mixing stage on the Sony lot in Culver City. In their time together, they landed Academy recognition 12 times, quickly becoming the Susan Luccis of the Oscars — consistently nominated, but never awarded.

Ten years ago, after the first “Transformers” film, O’Connell and Russell went their separate ways. This year, they’re back at the big dance together, though for different projects: O’Connell picked up his 21st nomination to date for Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge,” while Russell is back in
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Berlin Film Review: ‘Erase and Forget’

Berlin Film Review: ‘Erase and Forget’
The closing credits of a documentary always include a list of film and TV clips, along with the sources that granted their permission to use them. At the end of “Erase and Forget,” the list is jarringly different: It’s a catalogue of clips lifted right off of YouTube, listed simply by their URL addresses, with no permission given. This could prove to be a legal-rights nightmare for any company that was interested in distributing “Erase and Forget.” And it’s of a piece with the film’s thrown-together student-movie naïveté. The director, Andrea Luka Zimmermann, hasn’t so much made a documentary as presented 90 minutes’ worth of raw material for a documentary. Yet Zimmermann has grabbed hold of the tail of a fascinating subject: the life of James “Bo” Gritz, the Vietnam veteran who enjoyed 15 minutes of fame in the 1980s (he was said to have inspired the character
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Why Hans Gruber remains the greatest action movie villain of all time

Tim George Dec 7, 2016

The late Alan Rickman gave Hollywood action cinema arguably its finest villain ever in the shape of Die Hard's Hans Gruber...

At Christmas last year, I sat down to do what so many people do after they’ve done the shopping, cooking and screaming that goes with the holiday season: kick back and watch my favourite Christmas movie. I had not seen Die Hard in a few years, and for a brief moment as the old Twentieth Century Fox logo appeared, I worried that it would not stand up. I’d seen it so many times, maybe this would be the time where it would not be able to work its magic like it had all those years ago when I first saw it on TV.

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Make-Up Artist Leonard Engelman, Hair Stylist Barbara Lorenz Tapped for Lifetime Achievement Awards

Make-up artist Leonard Engelman and hair stylist Barbara Lorenz will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards.

The awards show will take place Feb. 19, 2017, at The Novo by Microsoft at La Live.

Engelman’s credits include “Batman & Robin,” “Ghostbusters,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Oz the Great and Powerful,” “Rambo: First Blood Part II,” “Sleepless in Seattle” and “The Princess Diaries.” He has been Cher.’s personal make-up artist for over thirty years with credits on “Moonstruck,” “Mermaids,” “The Witches of Eastwick” and “Burlesque.”

He received Emmy nominations for his work on the NBC anthology series “Night Gallery” and the CBS television movie “Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.” He is the first Governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch and Chairman of the Academy.’s Executive Committee.

Lorenz has worked with Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman, Jamie Lee Curtis,
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Rambo Reboot Is Happening Without Sylvester Stallone

Rambo Reboot Is Happening Without Sylvester Stallone
The Rambo franchise is coming back with some new blood! Unfortunately, it looks like the old blood is getting left behind this time around. Nu Image and Millennium Films are reportedly working on a fifth entry in the Rambo series, titled Rambo: New Blood. The movie may be paying a bit of homage to First Blood in name, but star Sylvester Stallone won't be back this time around.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news and confirmed that the studio is now treating Rambo as more of a "James Bond" type franchise. That seems to imply they will occasionally revamp the series with a new actor as long as it is bringing in money at the box office. Rambo: New Blood will be the first attempt at this. No specific plot details for the movie were revealed in this initial report.

Brooks McLaren has been tapped to write Rambo: New Blood
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