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Arrow Video Frightfest 2019 Review – Porno

Porno, 2019.

Directed by Keola Racela.

Starring Evan Daves, Jillian Mueller, Robbie Tann, Katelyn Pearce and Bill Phillips.

Synopsis:

When five teen employees at the local movie theater in a small Christian town discover a mysterious old film hidden in it’s basement, they unleash an alluring succubus who gives them a sex education… written in blood.

Keola Racela’s feature debut collides The Evil Dead with Last Action Hero in a by turns kaleidoscopic and juvenile light-horror romp that’s at its best when gleefully lampooning repressed sexuality.

A gang of young teens working at a cinema in a sleepy Christian town find their mettle – and their hormones – put to the test when they decide to screen a dusty old art-porn film they discover in the basement, unleashing a sexy succubus (Katelyn Pearce) keen to drain their souls through their genitals.

Porno may not be a classic addition to the demon subgenre,
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Pop Quiz, Hotshot: The Summer of Cinema ’94 – 25 Years On

The Keanu Reeves we all know and love, the super-agile, sharply dressed, rather taciturn action hero currently death-dealing his way through John Wick Chapter 3, was born 25 years ago, in the summer movie season of 1994 (yes that’s right…25 years ago!).

Until that point, Reeves had been a pin-up presence in arthouse treasures like River’s Edge and Permanent Record whose stock had risen sharply when he and Alex Winter had their first Excellent Adventure in 1988. After that, it soon became impossible to shake off his image as a loveable perma-stoned surf-jockey, never more than five seconds away from a ‘Woah, duuude.’

Attempts at breaking away from this unwanted mould and tackle more highbrow fare like Little Buddha often led to snide critical derision and more than a few titters, especially at his ‘English’ accent in Bram Stoker’s Dracula – ‘I know whhair the bahstud sleeps, in Carfax Abbehh.’

Point Break
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Sylvester Stallone as the T-800 is Kind of Awesome

Kevin Burwick of MovieWeb has been on a roll lately with some of the articles he’s been kicking out since this one by DeepFake that plants Sylvester Stallone’s face on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s body in Terminator 2: Judgment Day is pretty intense. In terms of how seamless it is one can happen to see just where the edges are on this effect but given that it’s pretty smooth and doesn’t start jumping a bit until near the end this is a pretty good job to be honest. The callback to Last Action Hero as a means of introducing it was also

Sylvester Stallone as the T-800 is Kind of Awesome
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Rambo 6 May Happen If Last Blood Is a Hit Says Stallone

Rambo 6 May Happen If Last Blood Is a Hit Says Stallone
This September we will finally see the return of Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo in Get the Gringo director Adrian Grunberg's Rambo: Last Blood. And based on the recently released teaser trailer, this new entry looks to be brutal and bloody as hell, which is just how us fans like our Rambo. But that said, and as the title suggests, I'm wondering if this "Last Blood" will really be, you know, the final Rambo movie we see hit the big screen in the franchise? Well, it seems that the answer is a big old, "No." At least if Stallone has anything to say about it. The actor was recently out and about talking up the newest Rambo film and let us all know that if it works, he'll just keep going.

Specifically, Sylvester Stallone said this about possibly returning to the role of John Rambo in Rambo 6: The
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What if Sylvester Stallone played The Terminator in T2?

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It's no secret that Sylvester Stallone was considered for the role of the T-800 in James Cameron's The Terminator (as was Mel Gibson and O.J. Simpson), a role which eventually went to some Austrian bodybuilder named Arnold Schwarzenegger, but what if ol' Sly Had taken the role? One of the first nods we ever saw teasing that scenario was in John McTiernan's Last Action Hero,…
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Charles Dance on making Godzilla: 'The catering was sensational!'

Freed from Game of Thrones and waging eco-terror in the new monster flick, cinema’s go-to bad aristo talks about turning down 007 and paparazzi ambushes

Charles Dance is 15 minutes late. “London, yer know?” says the 72-year-old actor through a mouthful of pastry. His friends call him “Charlie” and Americans call him “Chuck”, though for his mother there was never any ambiguity. “‘His name’s Charles,’ she’d say. She ’ad a few ideas above ’er station.” The voice is rougher and more gor-blimey than the one to which audiences are accustomed, as well as friendlier and less imposing. His thinning hair, formerly red and now sand-coloured, is swept back, and he is wearing a blue short-sleeved shirt over a white T-shirt. The silver bracelet halfway up his forearm could pass for memorabilia from Game of Thrones, in which he played Tywin Lannister, shot by his own son with a crossbow while on the loo.
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Uma Thurman Teams With ‘Die Hard’ Director John McTiernan For Sci-Fi/Action Film ‘Tau Ceti 4’

Uma Thurman Teams With ‘Die Hard’ Director John McTiernan For Sci-Fi/Action Film ‘Tau Ceti 4’
There are very few directors that can claim that they revolutionized a genre. But one could argue that John McTiernan is one of those people. In a matter of a decade, the filmmaker helmed “Predator,” “Die Hard,” “Last Action Hero” (underrated), and “Die Hard with a Vengeance” (the only decent sequel). Not to mention sandwiched in between those was “The Hunt for Red October.”

All things considered, McTiernan had a run in the ‘80s and ‘90s that set the stage for the action genre moving forward.

Continue reading Uma Thurman Teams With ‘Die Hard’ Director John McTiernan For Sci-Fi/Action Film ‘Tau Ceti 4’ at The Playlist.
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Lethal Weapon 5 to Be Announced Soon with Joe Pesci Returning?

Lethal Weapon 5 to Be Announced Soon with Joe Pesci Returning?
Like many, if not most, action movie fans out there, I love director Richard Donner's original Lethal Weapon flick written by Shane Black and starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. I could take or leave most of the sequels, but it can't be argued that they are just as much fun as the original film, especially Lethal Weapon 2 which famously added Joe Pesci to the mix as Leo Getz. Anyhow, today we have word that the long-rumored and much-anticipated fifth entry in the franchise, fittingly titled Lethal Weapon 5 may be coming our way sooner than anyone expected. Hell, it might even begin shooting later this year!

This killer news (rumor) comes from MoiveHole who claim to have talked to "a pal who works in location management on various series, including Fox's" Lethal Waepon series, and the source told them this.

"Gibson, Glover, Pesci doing that. [The] script is super solid I heard.
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The 30th Anniversary of the Ultimate Christmas Film: Die Hard

Tom Jolliffe celebrates Die Hard on its 30th anniversary…

When a film hits a significant anniversary, say 30 years old, there are two things that happen. In one, for those who were but wee blighters when they first saw the film, it will make you feel old. I first saw Die Hard on video, a couple of years after its release. About 28 years ago, when I was…oh lord…really? Man, I’m feeling old. Secondly though, when a film remains as revered as Die Hard, some 30 years on, you fully appreciate just how well crafted and impeccable the film is. It’s possibly The definitive American action film. For the record too, it’s a Christmas film. The working class, every man hero battles the consumerist terrorists to reunite with his family for a season of goodwill and festivities. It’s also set at Christmas time. There’s tinsel, trees
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10 Movie Myths And Their Real Life Explanations

Movies, especially action movies, go way over the top and for good reason: it’s entertaining. And by way over the top I’m referring to the constant barrage of sequences that are so unrealistic you catch yourself rolling your eyes thinking “Ok this would never happen in real life.” While the movie wasn’t particularly great I always felt that Last Action Hero did a great job at making fun of how ridiculous movies can get sometimes. Remember when Arnold goes into the real world, shoots a car, and it doesn’t blow up? Another great example is the movie, The Big Hit

10 Movie Myths And Their Real Life Explanations
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Frightfest 2018: ‘Chuck Steel – Night of the Trampires’ Review

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Features the voices of: Mike Mort, Jennifer Saunders, Paul Whitehouse, Dan Russell, Jonnie Fiori, Samantha Coughlan, Romano Marenghi, Geoff Robbins, Jonnie Price, Mark Richard Jones, Laura Tofarides | Written and Directed by Mike Mort

It’s not 1985 anymore… it’s 1986! And Chuck Steel is the maverick, lone wolf cop on the edge, who doesn’t play by the rules and must prevent the worst plague ever to hit Los Angeles – a scourge of deadly Trampires, mutant hybrids of vampires and bums.

Beginning life as a 2013 animated short, it has taken some time for this feature-length version of Chuck Steel’s adventures to come to the big screen, a shorten version having previously screened at Frightfest in 2013… Was it worth the wait?

In a word (or two). Hell yes!

Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires is like Aardman animation but if said animation was seen through the eyes of a kid in
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Film Review: ‘Teen Titans Go! to the Movies’

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Film Review: ‘Teen Titans Go! to the Movies’
“Teen Titans Go! to the Movies,” a brash and blithe-spirited animated comedy adventure for kids, demonstrates that when it comes to superhero movies, meta has become the new normal. The whole meta fixation in mainstream movies didn’t start with superhero films, of course. It probably goes back to “Scream” (1996) or even “Last Action Hero” (1993). Yet it was still startling, in 2014, to see how far “The Lego Movie” — a picture that invited three- and four-year-olds into its big tent of fun — could push the notion of look!-we’re-using-Lego-blocks-to-construct-a-fantasy-world-that-we’re-also-deconstructing-the-concept-of.

The Lego Batman Movie” nudged the cheeky self-awareness a notch further by using it to tweak the mindset of Bruce Wayne, a rich-dude vigilante with narcissistic personality disorder who enjoyed being Batman not because he liked saving people but because he loved the image of himself as Batman. And it wouldn’t be farfetched to say that “The Lego Batman Movie” was influenced,
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My Issue with Shane Black’s The Predator

Tom Jolliffe on the problem with Shane Black’s latest career choice…

I have a problem with Shane Black as a writer at the moment. I have a problem with him doing a Predator film. I should first state that I’m a big fan of Black. From Lethal Weapon, through to his mismatched P.I and partner trilogy of Last Boy Scout, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and The Nice Guys, no one writes relentless dry sarcasm like Shane Black. ‘I think I fucked a squirrel to death’ is a line I think only Shane Black could write.

I’ll also add that I’ve watched the latest trailer for The Predator. It looks a lot of fun. I’m not sure the audience demand has been particularly large for that but the trailer will pull people in. Quite enough to make a remake a worthwhile exercise? We’ll see.
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The Predator Red Band Trailer Brings the Hunter Back for More

The Predator Red Band Trailer Brings the Hunter Back for More
A new trailer for The Predator has arrived. Shane Black, writer of such movies as Lethal Weapon and Last Action Hero and director of movies like Iron Man 3 and The Nice Guys, has been hard at work trying to bring the classic franchise back to the big screen. This serves as both a sequel and a reboot, honoring what has come before but also carving its own path. Now, Fox has released a new red band trailer giving us a better look at what to expect from this new entry in the franchise.

The previous trailer didn't do as much to get fans excited about The Predator as the studio may have liked. It appears as though this movie is going in some bold new directions and that has presented a bit of a marketing challenge for Fox. Challenging or not, this movie is set to arrive in theaters on September 14 following several delays.
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Richard Alan Greenberg, Main Title Designer on 'Superman' and 'Alien' and Oscar Nominee for 'Predator,' Dies at 71

Richard Alan Greenberg, Main Title Designer on 'Superman' and 'Alien' and Oscar Nominee for 'Predator,' Dies at 71
Richard Alan Greenberg, the Oscar-nominated effects artist who took main titles for movies to another level with his designs for such films as SupermanAlien and The World According to Garp, has died. He was 71.

Greenberg died Saturday in New York City after a bout with appendicitis, his family announced.

Greenberg's Oscar nomination was for best visual effects (shared with Stan Winston, Joel Hynek and his brother, Robert Greenberg) for John McTiernan's Predator (1987). He also collaborated with the director on another Arnold Schwarzenegger starrer, Last Action Hero (1993).

In 1977, the Chicago native and his brother ...
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Jurassic Park vs Last Action Hero: The Marketing Battle

Simon Brew Jun 18, 2019

Believe it or not, Jurassic Park and Last Action Hero had a massive marketing war.

‘Leapin’ Lizards! $50 million’ screamed the headline of Daily Variety back on June 14, 1993, just over 26 years ago. It was reporting the then record-breaking box office opening weekend for Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, a film that would continue to dominate the box office for most of that summer. As Tom Pollock, chairman of Universal Pictures at the time noted, “This is a breakthrough picture for critics and audiences,” setting records that were “beyond belief."

Jurassic Park was surrounded by--and easily defeated--blockbuster movies headlined by big stars that summer season. There was Sylvester Stallone in Cliffhanger, Harrison Ford in The Fugitive, Tom Cruise in The Firm, Clint Eastwood in In The Line of Fire, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in Sleepless in Seattle, and Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes in Rising Sun.

Also, of course,
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When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth: The Summer of Cinema 1993 – 25 Years Later

The summer of 1993 felt like a high stakes cinematic card trick. A full deck of superstars was roughly shuffled so that by summer’s end, some kings ended up as jokers and many a knave turned over a sweet ace. Bluffs were called, some royal flushes turned up out of nowhere, and in the end the whole table was kicked over by a T-Rex, sending all the chips flying.

This week we will once again see a merry band of naive, edible human beings sharing the screen with monstrous dinosaurs as Jurassic World returns with Fallen Kingdom. Perhaps we’re used to it by now, but back in 1993, the last time man and dinosaur had teamed up to any noticeable effect was probably The Valley of the Gwangi. The seismic leap forward in special effects since then meant that the release of Jurassic Park was a genuine movie event, much
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Culture Dump #29: ‘Ready Player One’ & the Art of Meta Filmmaking

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Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One is like a pick and mix bag full of sweets aimed squarely at hungry pop-culture fans. Adapting Ernest Cline’s novel of the same name, the film takes us to a not-too-distant future where humanity has dropped out and plugged into the Oasis, an online Vr simulation where anything is possible. Its creator was an 80s-obsessed tech nerd who – shortly before his death – left the keys to his digital kingdom hidden within three geeky Easter eggs, igniting a frantic race-to-the-finish that’ll impact the future of Earth’s digital utopia.

That’s the hook although to be honest, it’s almost secondary. In Ready Player One’s photo-real pixel world 80s pop-culture is the main currency, and for viewers it’s also probably the main reason why you’ll be buying a ticket. From Marty’s DeLorean to the Iron Giant himself, the film
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Rom: Spaceknight Movie Gets Ready Player One Writer

Hasbro is further expanding into the cinematic space by finally bringing Rom: Spaceknight to the big screen. Zak Penn, who most recently adapted Ernest Cline's novel Ready Player One for director Steven Spielberg, has been tapped to write the screenplay for the movie. The project is being produced by Allspark Pictures, which was recently set up to turn Hasbro properties into live-action entertainment. Hasbro has been working with Paramount Pictures for years on the Transformers franchise and Rom will be no different.

Rom, which stands for read-only memory, is much like other Hasbro properties in that, it started life out as a toy and later was made into a series of comic books. Rom: Spaceknight was published by Marvel Comics from 1979 to 1986. In 2015, Idw began publishing a new series of Rom comics. The toy was a cyborg action figure released in the late 1970s, but wasn't a big success at the time.
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Movie Review – Ready Player One (2018)

Ready Player One, 2018

Directed by Steven Spielberg

Starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, T.J. Miller, Lena Waithe, Hannah John-Kamen, Ralph Ineson, Mckenna Grace, Letitia Wright.

Synopsis:

The year is 2045, and the future is a baron wasteland of class disparity, yet for the likes of Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) there is the escape of the Oasis. A virtual reality world where the user can be everything they’re not in the real world, and go anywhere their imagination will take them. Hidden within this digital landscape is an Easter Egg, planted by the late James Halliday (Mark Rylance), that will grant whoever finds it the keys to the kingdom. When Wade solves the first riddle, it triggers a universe-expanding contest, pitting him against millions of other users, as well as corporate bad guy, Nolan Serrento (Ben Mendelsohn).

Ready Player One has been booted up on the
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