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365Flicks Podcast: ‘Hitmans Bodyguard’ is on a ‘Rampage’ looking for ‘Gangland Revenge’

Here’s the latest episode of the 365Flicks podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on Libsyn, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

365Flicks Podcast: ‘Hitmans Bodyguard’ is on a ‘Rampage’ looking for ‘Gangland Revenge’

The lads are back in the booth for episode 114 and we are getting deep into more movie and TV news and reviews for all you lovely lovely people to listen to. As usual its our particular brand of chat banter and nonsense. News is chock full of surprises this week including Chris getting to find out the Sopranos movie has found its director in the man that helmed Terminator Genisys (Ouch); and Hurricane Toby is back with some exclusive film news…

What have we been watching is next with a run
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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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Why ‘Last Action Hero’ Is Required Viewing for Fanboys Who Take Movies Too Seriously

It's the early 1990s. Arnold Schwarzenegger has successfully transitioned from his championship bodybuilding career to world-famous action-movie star thanks to the Conan and Terminator franchises, The Running Man, and the like. Director John McTiernan made his own contributions to the genre thanks to the iconic Die Hard and The Hunt for Red October. And screenwriter/multi-hyphenate Shane Black made his mark with scripts for the Lethal Weapon franchise, and somewhat lesser-known action-comedies The Last Boy Scout and The Monster Squad. The trio of actor, director, and screenwriter famously came together for 1987's Predator, …
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‘The Jurassic Games’ DVD Review

Stars: Ryan Merriman, Perrey Reeves, Adam Hampton, Robin Acker, Daniel Barton, Katie Burgess, Dylan Cox, Erika Daly, Sidney Flack, Gary Frazier, Cate Jones, Kyle Penington, Tiger Sheu | Written by Ryan Bellgardt, Galen Christy | Directed by Ryan Bellgardt

The Hunger Games get jurassic in The Jurassic Games, a direct to DVD title that is best easily described as Jurassic Park meets The Most Dangerous Game. The plot goes something like this:

Every year, 10 of the world’s most lethal death row criminals are chosen to compete for their freedom in The Jurassic Games, a television show where contestants must survive against a variety of ferocious dinosaurs. The players all die gruesomely in the game zone except for one, the last one standing, the winner, who is granted not only his freedom, but fame and fortune. Survive the dinosaurs. Survive each other. Survive… The Jurassic Games.

For Anthony Tucker (Adam Hampton), survival
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Movie Review – The Jurassic Games (2018)

The Jurassic Games, 2018.

Directed by Ryan Bellgardt.

Starring Adam Hampton, Katie Burgess, Ryan Merriman, Cate Jones, Erika Daly, Perrey Reeves, Tiger Sheu and Luke Wyckoff.

Synopsis:

In an alternate future, the proliferation of reality TV has finally reached its logical conclusion; total global domination! It’s at that point where even our legal proceedings- and more worryingly, the practice of capital punishment itself- have been bastardised into a sick form of televised entertainment, complete with vomitous merchandising and vulgar corporate sponsors.

With tasteless spectacle having usurped fair trial and due-process, the emphasis is no longer upon determining the guilt or innocence of the accused. Instead, it is all about sentencing them to the goriest and most sensational ends imaginable. Enter ‘’The Jurassic Games’’: an annual tournament that has convicts fight to the death, in an attempt to secure their freedom. All they have to do is emerge as the
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Here’s Everything You Can Watch With Your Amazon Prime Membership in June

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Before we get to your Amazon Prime June updates, the streaming service has a special surprise for its members: every season of “Dawson’s Creek” is available now, and you don’t even have to wait until next month.

Starting June 1, stream “All or Nothing” which follows the New Zealand rugby team the All Blacks throughout their 2017 season. On June 3, you can stream the Oscar-nominated “Lady Bird,” followed by Amazon Original series “Goliath” Season 2 on June 15.

See below for the complete list of titles hitting Amazon next month.

Also Read: Amazon Sets Awards Release for Luca Guadagnino's 'Suspiria'

Available June 1

1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

2 Days in the Valley (1996)

Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1987)

As Good As Dead (2010)

August Rush (2007)

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

Beer for My Horses (2008)

Beowulf (2007)

Black Widow (Aka: Before It Had a Name) (2005)

Blitz (2011)

Blood and Glory (2016)

Blue Like Jazz
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Watch Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Fallon's Dance-Off to Commodores, Styx

Watch Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Fallon's Dance-Off to Commodores, Styx
Jennifer Lopez squared off against Jimmy Fallon in a "Fast Dance-Off" during Wednesday's Tonight Show. The pair took turns grooving as fast as possible to a series of Seventies slow jams – tracks that Roots bandleader Questlove deemed "the least danceable."

The contest wasn't exactly fair: Lopez is a former In Living Color "Fly Girl" and professional dancer. But the comedian put his charisma to good use, employing bits of "The Running Man" and a few Michael Jackson-ish moves during his take on Styx's "Babe." ("That just felt right," the host cracked afterward.
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‘The Jurassic Games’ Trailer Features Death Row Inmates vs Dinosaurs

‘The Jurassic Games’ Trailer Features Death Row Inmates vs Dinosaurs
Oh, hell yeah. At last, the “death row inmates vs. dinosaurs” movie of your dreams is here with The Jurassic Games. This low-budget wonder seemingly combines Ready Player One, Jurassic Park, The Running Man, and the mostly forgotten Stone Cold Steve Austin movie The Condemned into one glorious, goofy package. Watch the Jurassic Games trailer below. Folks, are you ready for The Jurassic Games? You better […]

The post ‘The Jurassic Games’ Trailer Features Death Row Inmates vs Dinosaurs appeared first on /Film.
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Stephen King’s The Long Walk Film Adaptation In Development

New Line is developing an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Long Walk, a dystopian novel about a grueling cross-country marathon. Having already achieved plenty of success under his real name, in the late ’70s famed author Stephen King began secretly writing and publishing books under the pseudonym Richard Bachman. One of King’s so-called Bachman books, The Running Man, would later go on to become a schlocky (but strangely prescient) ’80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (that served as an inspiration for The Hunger Games).
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10 Pretty in Pink Facts You Never Knew

10 Pretty in Pink Facts You Never Knew
"Blane? His name is Blane? That's a major appliance that's not a name!" Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Andrew McCarthy, Annie Potts, James Spader, the late Harry Dean Stanton, a script from John Hughes and those killer songs by Omd and Psychedelic Furs? It's Pretty in Pink, one of the greatest teen dramadies of all time. Here, we'll take a look at 10 things you never knew about Pretty in Pink.

The other Andie.

John Hughes wrote Pretty in Pink specifically for Molly Ringwald after the pair made Sixteen Candles together. But the studio, Paramount, wanted the producers to look for a bigger name. Executive producer and screenwriter Hughes and director Howard Deutch offered the part to Flashdance star Jennier Beals, who turned it down. Thankfully, the pair went back to their original choice. Incidentally, Andie awesome thrift store aesthetic was based on Ringwald's real life personal style.

The other Blane.

Charlie Sheen
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Frightfest Glasgow: ‘Sixty Minutes To Midnight’ Review: Dir. Neil Mackay (2018)

Sixty Minutes to Midnight review: A man finds himself the star of a warped reality show competition in this low-budget home-invasion thriller.

Sixty Minutes to Midnight review by Kat Hughes.

Sixty Minutes to Midnight Review

Rounding off this year’s Horror Channel Frightfest is director Neil Mackay’s Sixty Minutes to Midnight, a home-invasion version of The Running Man.

New Year’s Eve 1999 proves to be a very tough night for former soldier Jack Darcy (Robert Nolan). His night of drinking in front of the television is rudely interrupted as he finds himself the unwitting star of a new extreme reality show. The rules are simple, he has sixty minutes to either kill or be killed as his house comes under siege by a variety of trained killers. If he wins, he’ll win a life-changing prize, if he loses, his life is forfeit.

Sixty Minutes to Midnight encapsulates the
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No Retreat, No Surrender and Kill ‘Em All! – Why You Should Give a Damme About Jean-Claude

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Author: Matt Rodgers

Jcvd returns this week in Peter Malota‘s Kill ‘Em All, a fiery shoot ’em up which sees the man himself return to form as a one-man killing machine caught up in the crossfire between an international criminal gang and an increasingly desperate FBI investigation. It is a ridiculously fun throwback to the Van Damme days of glory with well suited henchmen being reworked internally by the the muscles from Brussels. A wonderfully-bearded Peter Stomare and another key 80s action star Maria Conchita Alonso (who partnered The Running Man and took the alien to task in Predator 2) join in the fun. Take a look at the trailer, and you’ll know exactly what we mean…

Kill ‘Em All Movie Trailer

Now Matt Rodgers takes us all the way back, to remind us why Jean-Claude was such a big hit…

For an entire generation Jean-Claude Camille François
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‘Die Hard’ Screenwriter Explains That Plot Hole (Hint: It Has to Do With Alan Rickman’s Watch)

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‘Die Hard’ Screenwriter Explains That Plot Hole (Hint: It Has to Do With Alan Rickman’s Watch)
As you may have heard from literally everybody on the internet, “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie. It’s also a much-scrutinized classic, meaning that one of its key scenes has been pointed to as plot hole by fans over the years. Said moment involves John McClane (Bruce Willis) being suspicious of the villainous Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) as soon as he encounters him despite there being no apparent reason for doing so.

According to screenwriter Steven E. de Souza, there’s a perfectly good reason for McClane’s suspicion — it just didn’t make it into the film.

Read More:National Film Registry Adds ‘Die Hard,’ ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,’ ‘Memento,’ and More Titles to Library of Congress

“Originally, they get off the truck, the camera craned up, you saw them in a circle and Alan Rickman says, ‘Synchronize your watches,’” de Souza said at a recent screening of “The Running Man.
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Stephen King adaptations, and straying from source material

Riyad Emeran Dec 11, 2017

Should filmmakers stick religiously to the source material? In the case of Stephen King adaptations, it can work very well both ways...

I watched The Shining recently, a film I haven’t seen for at least 15 years, maybe more. The first time I watched The Shining I was far too young for what was an X certificate movie at the time – VHS had opened the door to a whole host of viewing options for young teens – and I remember being disappointed at the lack of 'horror' on show. But when I revisited The Shining with more mature eyes, I realised that horror wasn’t just about violence and gore, and the truly disturbing nature of the film and its underlying story became clear.

Watching it again, now, I’m surprised at how powerful it still is. Yes, Shelly Duvall’s performance is still as comically insipid as it has always been,
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22 Movies That Form a Secret Cinematic Universe

22 Movies That Form a Secret Cinematic Universe
Marvel Entertainment brought the idea of a shared cinematic universe to the forefront with the multibillion-dollar McU. In the years since Robert Downey Jr. first suited up as Iron Man, Warner Bros. has worked to catch-up with their Dceu. Universal ventured into shared cinematic universe territory with their cache of classic monsters, sticking Dr. Jekyll squarely into their rebooted Mummy movie. But did you know 20th Century Fox had their own secret shared cinematic universe going back in the '80s, stretching across multiple franchises, with over 20 films and counting?

It all starts with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Communist dictators and related thugs were often the villains in the TV shows and action movies of the '70s and '80s. But given the sensitive nature of international relations, not every movie was willing to go full on Red Dawn and point the cinematic finger at the Soviet Union or Cuba.

So
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What The Running Man teaches us about 2017

Ryan Lambie Oct 26, 2017

Eighties action flick The Running Man was set in a dystopian version of the present. So what did the movie get right about 2017?

"By 2017, the world economy has collapsed. Food, natural resources and oil are in short supply. A police state, divided into paramilitary zones, rules with an iron hand. Television is controlled by the state and a sadistic game show called The Running Man has become the most popular program in history..."

See related Gunpowder episode 1 review Amazon Prime UK: what’s new in October 2017? New on Netflix UK: what's added in October 2017?

So reads the opening crawl of The Running Man, a Stephen King novel loosely adapted as a sci-fi action vehicle for brawny star Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1987. If you've been loitering around Twitter, you may be familiar with its angular white typeface set against a blood red background, as users have screencapped and shared
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Confirmed One of Hollywood’s All-Time Great Troll Moves in a Fantastic Q&A [Beyond Fest]

Arnold Schwarzenegger Confirmed One of Hollywood’s All-Time Great Troll Moves in a Fantastic Q&A [Beyond Fest]
Late last week, Beyond Fest 2017 hosted a double feature of Predator and The Running Man to celebrate the 30th anniversaries of both films, and star Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared in person for a Q&A session beforehand. It was everything an Arnold fan could have hoped for: great stories, terrific jokes, and even a surprise appearance […]

The post Arnold Schwarzenegger Confirmed One of Hollywood’s All-Time Great Troll Moves in a Fantastic Q&A [Beyond Fest] appeared first on /Film.
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Why 1980s Science Fiction Is Huge Right Now

Neil Calloway looks at why dystopias from thirty years ago are the biggest influence on Hollywood…

With a new Blade Runner movie opening to rave reviews, a new (and hopefully decent) Terminator film on the way, it looks like 80s science fiction is the way to go if you want to get a movie made now.

There are a few reasons for this, and probably the most important is that Hollywood, like publishing and the music industry, is extremely faddish; if something is a success it will quickly be followed by half a dozen very similar products hoping to hook themselves onto the bandwagon.

The other reason is that the people currently making movies came of age during that decade; the films that inspired them were the ones they are now referencing, making sequels to and remaking. It’s inevitable we’re going to end up with movies like Blade Runner 2049
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Stranger Things Season 2 Gets a Perfectly Cool Halloween-Themed Poster

The Netflix marketing team has been having a blast with the marketing of their upcoming second season of Stranger Things. I've really been enjoying the posters that have been released, especially the ones that are inspired by classic 80s movies like Jaws, Firestarter, The Running Man, Alien, A Nightmare on Elm StreetStand By Me, The Goonies, and Evil Dead.

This new poster isn't really inspired by a movie, but it's definitely is a Halloween-themed poster that came with the caption, "Trick or Treat." If there was any movie or TV show that it paid tribute to, I would have to say it would be It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Regardless, it's still a great poster!  I can't wait to watch the new trailer, which I imagine will be released sometime in the near future. 

Stranger Things Season 2 will be released on October 27, 2017.
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Worst Stephen King Movies of All Time

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Worst Stephen King Movies of All Time
Two months after The Dark Tower stunk up the multiplex, It came along and reminded all of us that it's possible to adapt a Stephen King story in a way that can be embraced by audiences and critics, to the tune of new box-office records, even. There are quite a few good films as you can see in our best Stephen King movies list. But while that may be true, there are probably more that just haven't hit the mark.

It's almost hard to blame Hollywood for getting it wrong so often, simply because there have been so many attempts at adaptations from wildly diverse source material, tackled by filmmakers with wide ranging levels of talent. Stanley Kubrick, Frank Darabont, Brian De Palma. There have been some real heavy hitters who have smartly adapted the work of our favorite Maine based ultra prolific author. But for every Stand By Me,
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