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Walk of Fame Honoree Jack Black Steals Scenes and Conquers Fears

  • Variety
Walk of Fame Honoree Jack Black Steals Scenes and Conquers Fears
The first time movie audiences saw Jack Black, who receives his Walk of Fame star on Sept. 18, he made an impression before he even opened his mouth. Black was 23 and making his film debut in the 1992 political satire “Bob Roberts,” playing a nervous fanboy of Tim Robbins’ right-wing presidential candidate. While his wealthy mom does most of the talking, Black silently commands our focus, staring, swaying, smiling too big, laughing too fast, and glowering at anyone competing for his idol’s attention. He’s unpredictable, electric, and the type of funny that feels like a dare. It’s every character Black would go on to play in one scene: a clown on the knife-edge of danger. Finally, Black gets an opening to speak: “We got a band!” Even that was prophetic.

Black was brand new to the movies, but he’d already known Tim Robbins for a decade. He was raised in Hermosa Beach,
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Sylvester Stallone Took the Worst Movie Role of his Life Because of Arnold Schwarzenegger

For those who are not familiar with the Schwarzenegger – Stallone rivalry back in the 80’s and early 90’s, the action heroes had an ongoing feud as to who was the best between them. In Demolition Man which starred Stallone, Wesley Snipes, and two relatively unknown actors at the time – Sandra Bullock and Benjamin Bratt – a reference was made to Schwarzenegger becoming president by the Constitution being amended and afterwards, a presidential library was built in his honor. You can see the clip here Both men have crossed the age 70 mark, so they are neither as muscular

Sylvester Stallone Took the Worst Movie Role of his Life Because of Arnold Schwarzenegger
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When Sun-Block Spoiled Greatness: Blade is 20 Years Old

Tom Jolliffe looks back at Blade, after it turns 20…

I remember it well. I remember it like it was only 10 years ago in fact, but it’s not. It has been 20 years. A tired action genre. A few brief flashes of excitement here and there. Schwarzenegger and Stallone were tiring and in their attempts to branch out, were doing largely dreadful films. Van Damme and Seagal were now disappearing into straight to video obscurity. Nic Cage was a one man saviour of the genre, between The Rock, Face/Off and Con Air.

Still, prior to The Matrix flipping everything on its head, audiences wanted something a bit different. Something potentially genre-redefining. Then came Blade and it came so, so close. For one thing, it would spark off the potential for Marvel hit movies and came after Batman (for the rivals) had hit a disastrously campy iceberg in the form of Batman and Robin.
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‘Heathers’ Review (30th Anniversary)

Stars: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk, Kim Walker, Peter Dawson | Written by Daniel Waters | Directed by Michael Lehmann

It barely registered at the box office in 1988. Yet here I am, 30 years later, in a cinema packed with millennials, watching a 4K restoration in advance of Heather’s re-release on luxury Arrow Blu-ray next month. What a time to be alive.

Heather Chandler (Kim Walker) is the leader of the “Heathers”, a clique of mean girls running their Ohio high school. There are two other Heathers in the group, and then there’s the runt of the litter: Veronica Sawyer (Winona Ryder). Veronica is a bitch, but her engagement with the girls’ cycle of bullying and mockery is reluctant. Smooth, smarmy Jason Dean (Christian Slater) spots this self-doubt and lures Veronica into his carefree, rebellious world. Veronica and Jason spark up an immediately passionate yet toxic romance. Veronica
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Demolition Man producer wanted Meryl Streep to play Sylvester Stallone’s daughter in a sequel

Demolition Man screenwriter Daniel Waters has revealed that producer Joel Silver was keen to develop a sequel to the 1993 action blockbuster starring Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes – one that would have seen Meryl Streep playing the daughter of Sly’s John Spartan.

“I get a call from Joel,” Waters tells The Production Booth podcast (via Screen Rant). “‘What do you think of this? Meryl Streep is Stallone’s daughter for the sequel. What do you think?’ I’m like ‘Okay, you get Meryl on the set and I’ll come out.'”

A sequel to Demolition Man never ultimately materialised, and Waters doesn’t give any indication as to whether this was just Silver throwing out some ideas, or if there was any approach made towards the three time Oscar winner to gauge her interest.

Demolition Man sees Stallone as John Spartan, an Lapd detective who is arrested for manslaughter
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Demolition Man 2 Pitch Wanted Meryl Streep as Stallone's Daughter

Demolition Man 2 Pitch Wanted Meryl Streep as Stallone's Daughter
Imagine a world in which a sequel to Demolition Man not only exists, but stars Meryl Streep as Sylvester Stallone's long-lost daughter. It's incredibly difficult to fathom such a thing, unless it were done as a sketch at the MTV Movie Awards. However, this was actually an idea that was being floated at one point. How close did it actually get to happening? Not all that close, but it's still an absolutely amazing and bizarre thing to try and picture.

The crazy idea for Demolition Man 2 was recently revealed by Daniel Walters, who co-wrote the original 1993 sci-fi/action hit. As it happens, producer Joel Silver was interested in making a sequel and his idea was to bring in Meryl Streep, who even by then had earned her place amongst the great performers of our time, to be a major fixture of the movie. Here's what Walters had to say
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Thanks a lot, Meryl Streep, for ruining the Demolition Man sequel

  • The AV Club
In the annals of action cinema from the ’90s, you’ll find a bevy of kinetic marvels that can still dazzle today. You’ll also find the 1993 movie Demolition Man. You will not, however, find a sequel to that deeply stupid but weirdly enjoyable film. And for that, it seems, we might have Meryl Streep to thank—or not…
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We Could’ve Had a ‘Demolition Man’ Sequel Starring Meryl Streep as Sylvester Stallone’s Daughter

We Could’ve Had a ‘Demolition Man’ Sequel Starring Meryl Streep as Sylvester Stallone’s Daughter
Add this to the “What Could Have Been” file: at one point, producer Joel Silver came up with a great idea for a Demolition Man sequel. This proposed sequel would find Sylvester Stallone‘s cop from the past trapped in the future reuniting with his daughter – who is now older than he is. And that’s not […]

The post We Could’ve Had a ‘Demolition Man’ Sequel Starring Meryl Streep as Sylvester Stallone’s Daughter appeared first on /Film.
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Video Takes You Inside the #Sdcc Recreation of Futuristic Taco Bell from ‘Demolition Man’

Video Takes You Inside the #Sdcc Recreation of Futuristic Taco Bell from ‘Demolition Man’
Surprisingly, 1993’s Demolition Man had a pretty strong presence at San Diego Comic Con this year, with Taco Bell celebrating the 25th anniversary by faithfully recreating the 2032-set film’s futuristic Taco Bell for an epic popup experience. As you may recall, Sandra Bullock explains to Sylvester Stallone in the sci-fi/action film that Taco Bell was the only restaurant to […]
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The Winners and Losers of Comic-Con 2018, From ‘Aquaman’ to ‘Titans’ to Donald Trump

  • The Wrap
We were a bit concerned that San Diego Comic-Con might be a little boring with Marvel and HBO skipping the festivities this year, but it turned out that 2018’s edition of the most prominent gathering of nerds in the world was just as wild as always. So without further ado, here are our winners and losers from this year’s Comic-Con.

Winner: Warner Bros. Pictures — With Marvel Studios absent this year, Warner Bros really stepped up with its Hall H presentation this year. They delivered excellent trailers for “The Lego Movie 2,” Godzilla: King of the Monsters” and the new “Fantastic Beasts,” and treated fans to the DC Comics version of the normal Marvel presentation with awesome footage from “Wonder Woman 1984” and “Aquaman” that was exclusive to Hall H and had everyone buzzing all day Saturday.

Loser: Johnny Depp — Depp shocked everyone in Hall H when he appeared on stage in character as Grindlewald,
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Be Well and Taco Bell: ‘Demolition Man’ Inspires a Fine Dining Experience from the Future [Comic-Con 2018]

San Diego Comic-Con is full of special experiences and installations, trying to convince fans to check out the latest movies and TV shows that Hollywood has to offer. However, this year’s convention had a surprising installation that came out of left field but was welcomed with open arms just the same. Inspired by the 1993 […]

The post Be Well and Taco Bell: ‘Demolition Man’ Inspires a Fine Dining Experience from the Future [Comic-Con 2018] appeared first on /Film.
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Taco Bell Gives Demolition Man the Prequel It Deserves

Taco Bell is bringing back Nacho Fries for a limited time. That, in itself, is good news. The better, and far crazier news for fans of 90s action movies, is that the fast food chain has decided to promote the return of their Nacho Fries with a fake prequel to Demolition Man. Yes, Taco Bell has given us a glimpse of what happened prior to the events of Sylvester Stallone's 1993 action flick that led to a world in which only one fast food restaurant remains.

The trailer for the unfortunately fake movie is titled Web of Fries II: Franchise Wars and once again brings back Josh Duhamel to star. He was featured in the previous Web of Fries promotion, which played out like a hard-nosed dramatic thriller. This time around, it's his daughter at the center of the action, who is all grown up since we last saw her
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Taco Bell’s Cinematic New Nacho Fries Commercial is… a Prequel to ‘Demolition Man’?!

Taco Bell’s Cinematic New Nacho Fries Commercial is… a Prequel to ‘Demolition Man’?!
As you may recall, Sandra Bullock explains to Sylvester Stallone in 1993’s sci-fi/action film Demolition Man, set in the year 2032, that Taco Bell was the only restaurant to survive the “franchise wars,” meaning that literally every restaurant in the film’s future world is, well, Taco Bell. At this year’s San Diego Comic Con, specifically from Thursday, July 19 […]
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Taco Bell's Demolition Man-Themed Commercial is a Dramatic and Intense Ad For Nacho Fries

Taco Bell has released a new commercial/trailer for the return of their nacho fries and it's the most dramatic and intense commercial I recall seeing for a fast food chain! The ad stars Josh Duhamel and it ties into the 25th anniversary of Demolition Man. This is the description that was offered by AdWeek:

In the riveting advert for Web of Fries II: Franchise Wars, we see the return of hero Josh Duhamel in a future dystopia where the downtrodden common people have launched a rebellion against Big Fry, which is attempting to hide the truth from the public about nacho fries.

Marisa Thalberg, chief brand officer of Taco Bell, talked about the commercial/trailer, saying:

"When you create a fake trailer for a fake movie for a real product that surpasses all expectations of products (and movie trailers), it seems inevitable that you have to create a sequel.
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‘Demolition Man’ 25th Anniversary Pop-Up Comes To Sdcc 2018

Warner Bros. and Taco Bell are partnering to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the cult-classic ‘Demolition Man‘. Released in 1993, ‘Demolition Man‘ starred Sylvester Stallone as a modern-day cop who decides to be cryogenically frozen after his ultimate nemesis does the same. Stallone is eventually thawed out in the year 2032, when Wesley Snipes’ Simon Phoenix miraculously breaks out of cryogenic sleep himself, terrorizing the utopian city of San Angeles.

It’s a concept that’s absolutely bonkers, but that’s also part of the charm of the film. Indeed, ‘Demolition Man‘is absolutely crazy in the best way possible, but it’s the film’s depiction of fast food in the future that has gone down in filmic history as one of the craziest. In the film, a scene centers around the main characters eating at a futuristic Taco Bell. Here’s the scene for those who haven’t seen the
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Hollywood Road to Success: Sandra Bullock (video)

  • JoBlo
She is one of the most successful actresses of all time. Her talent has been used in dark dramatic thrillers and lovable romantic comedies. This actress even has an Oscar. Who am I talking about? Sandra Bullock, that's who! Bullock has been is such smash hits as Demolition Man, Speed, Miss Congeniality, The Blind Side, Gravity, Ocean's 8 and more! Check out the latest episode of JoBlo's Hollywood Road To Success to learn how Sandra went from just a high school girl with a passion for theater... Read More...
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‘Genesis’ VOD Review

Stars: Olivia Grant, Chiké Okonkwo, John Hannah, Warren Brown, Ed Stoppard, Ben Shafik, Rick Warden, William Snape, Wendy Glenn, Stefano Braschi, Amrita Acharia, Paul Nicholls | Written and Directed by Freddie Hutton-Mills, Bart Ruspoli

While attending McM London Comic Con back in May we went to as many panels as possible. We got to check out the creators of a Scottish based web series called Cops and Monsters, who were kicking off there crowdfund that weekend. Monkey Tennis Podcast were recording a live show. We checked out Dark Rising, a new upcoming superhero show with a real difference. There was also the panel for Night Shooters, which looked like a great martial arts/comedy flick. And then there was this, Genesis. We were immediately intrigued because, well lets not mess about, John Hannah is in the movie and that for me warranted checking out the panel. John Hannah is fantastic British actor that you always know,
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Futuristic Demolition Man Taco Bell Restaurant Is Coming to Comic-Con

Futuristic Demolition Man Taco Bell Restaurant Is Coming to Comic-Con
Demolition Man is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary and Taco Bell is bringing the celebration to San Diego Comic-Con this year. The 1993 sci-fi movie starred Sylvester Stallone as John Spartan, a policeman that is reanimated in the year 2032 to take down Wesley Snipes' villainous Simon Phoenix character. One particular scene that stood out from the violent sci-fi film was a vision of the future in which Taco Bell (or Pizza Hut in foreign territories) is considered fine dining.

Demolition Man's thoughts on fine dining in the future were and are still very questionable, but Taco Bell is throwing caution into the wind and recreating the restaurant for San Diego Comic-Con. The convention takes place July 18th through the 22nd this year, and the futuristic Taco Bell pop-up event will be open from 6:00 Pm to midnight, throughout the 4 days, at 658 Fifth Ave. in San Diego. As an extra bonus,
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Daily Podcast: Spider-Man 3 Title Ideas, Indiana Jones 5, Halo TV Series, DC Universe, Stephen King and Top Gun 2

Daily Podcast: Spider-Man 3 Title Ideas, Indiana Jones 5, Halo TV Series, DC Universe, Stephen King and Top Gun 2
On the June 28, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by senior writer Ben Pearson, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the listener suggestions for the Spider-Man: Homecoming 3 title as well as discuss the latest tv and film news, including Demolition Man at Comic-Con, DC […]

The post Daily Podcast: Spider-Man 3 Title Ideas, Indiana Jones 5, Halo TV Series, DC Universe, Stephen King and Top Gun 2 appeared first on /Film.
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The Futuristic Taco Bell From Demolition Man is Coming To San Diego Comic-Con

Remember how in Sylvester Stallone and Sandra Bullock's Demolition Man, Taco Bell was the only restaurant in the future because it was the only one to survive the franchise wars? Well, there's going to be a Demolition Man Taco Bell pop up restaurant in San Diego during Comic-Con for the film's 25th anniversary and it will come complete with Nacho Fries! If you're going to Comic-Con this should be a fun little experience, but if there's a long ass line to get Taco Bell food, you can forget it!

Heres the full press release that was sent out with all of the information:

After making the biggest debut in Taco Bell history in January, the hugely popular Nacho Fries are back for a summer sequel, returning to menus July 12. To celebrate their return, Taco Bell will honor the 25th Anniversary of Warner Bros. Pictures’ action sci-fi film Demolition Man,
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