6 Ice Cubes Custom [Rocky & Rambo] Figures

I’m not sure who Six Ice Cubes is, but he/she sure makes some amazing custom figures! Check out his Clint Eastwood’s Man with No Name, Arnold Schwarzenegger as Dutch from Predator and more at the link.

Thanks to Didier for the heads-up. - Craig

Hollywood’s 10 Toughest Tough Guys

Empire Magazine asked Frank Grillo, the star of The Purge: Anarchy to pick his Ten Toughest Hollywood Tough Guys.

I love Grillo’s picks and the rationale for them.  Here’s a taste:

Jimmy Cagney: …Jimmy Cagney was tiny – the size of my wife. But when you think about Jimmy Cagney, he owned it. It’s one thing to be The Rock and the biggest guy on the planet and knock people around, but to be Jimmy Cagney and have people believe that you are that guy? That’s a task…

Tom Hardy: …Tommy, like Cagney, has got this inner rage and this believability about him…

Tom Laughlin: … Tom Laughlin who played this (Navajo and ex-Green Beret) character was a small guy, but he just took care of business…

Lee Marvin: …To me, he might be the guy. I love The Dirty Dozen. He’s not quintessentially handsome, he’s tall but he’s lanky, but you want to be that guy… The Lee Marvins, the guys who fought in World War II or Korea and became actors, they’re men…

Charles Bronson: …I love Charles Bronson. He didn’t have a lot of range and he wasn’t a great actor, but you couldn’t take your eyes off him…  He’s not likeable and he doesn’t apologise. I’m attracted to that because I’ve been raised in a movie world where men have become emasculated…

Steve McQueen: …He’s one of my favourite actors. Again, not a great actor – in fact, maybe not even a good actor – but when he’s on screen you don’t take your eyes off the guy…

Jason Statham: …Who’s the toughest guy I’ve worked with? Statham. He’s a great athlete; a great drinker. He’s not a big guy – he’s smaller than me – but he’s physically imposing…

Clint Eastwood: …Clint Eastwood is in a category all by himself…

Kurt Russell: …Snake Plissken and John Carpenter…

Sylvester Stallone: …I gotta throw in Stallone – he’s been a badass for a long time…

I suppose Bruce Lee didn’t make the list because he wasn’t considered Hollywood?

 

Top Ten Roles Dwayne Johnson Was Born to Play

Alex Maidy over at JoBlo.com recently posted his choices for the Top Ten Roles Dwayne Johnson Was Born to Play.

I agree with: Samson, Predator, Lobo, Conan, Terminator (do we see an Arnold pattern forming?), and Shazam,

I disagree with: Transformers (of course I am not a Transformers fan), Venom (again, not a fan), Flash Gordon (I’m on the fence on this character but leaning towards, “no”) and He-Man (again on the fence and pointing to “no”).

The role I’d really like to see Dwayne Johnson take on?  The “black market mercenary” in Cuidad.

“Mad Max: Fury Road” – What a Lovely Day

So, what do you think of this poster for Mad Max: Fury Road?

I like it, but am not in love with it.

My nitpicks? Max almost looks like an astronaut and you have to strain to hard to see the trouble coming.

Still, if you’re diggin’ it and would like a bigger copy, here you go.

10 Great American Film Noirs

BFI Film Forever recently posted 10 Great American Film Noirs.

Their list is solid, and contains a noir [The Reckless Moment] that I haven’t seen.  If I were to quibble I’d add The Postman Always Rings Twice [original] and The Big Bang.

Jerry Ordway and the Batman Movie Adaptation

Jerry Ordway recently spoke with Patrick Reed at Comics Alliance about penciling and inking the 1989 Batman comic adaptation of the movie.  It’s an informative, fun interview and the art ain’t bad either!

“The Mad Max: Fury Road” Trailer is Here!

The Mad Max: Fury Road   trailer is here!

Mike Torrance Enters Death Race 2000

Mike Torrance aka The Krayola Kidd is back and he’s brought Sly as Machine Gun Joe Viterbo from Death Race 2000 with him!  Over the coming weeks/months I’ll be posting more of Mike’s sketch card commissions.  My goal is to eventually get a card for every character Sly has played.  We’re well on our way!

You can see more of Mike’s art at his Deviant Art siteMike is available for commissions and his prices are very reasonable.

 

The Expendables 3 (2014) – ‘Action on Set’ Official Featurette

Batman 60′s TV Series Available for Pre-Order!

It has taken years but the Batman TV series from the 1960′s will finally be available on DVD and Blu-Ray starting November 11, 2014.

The Blu-Ray will be a limited edition with the extras listed below:

    ALL 120 Original Broadcast Episodes Fully Remastered In HD

  • Highly Collectible Premiums

Hot Wheels® Replica Batmobile

The Adam West Scrapbook

44 Vintage Trading Cards

Ultraviolet Digital Copy

32-Page Complete Episode Guide

  • OVER 3 Hours Of ALL NEW Extras:

o   Hanging with Batman – A true slice of life in the words of Adam West

o   Holy Memorabilia Batman! – A journey into the most sought after collectables through the eyes of 3 extraordinary collectors

o   Batmania Born! - Building the World of Batman – Explore the art and design behind the fiction.

o   Bats of the Round Table –  A candid conversation with Adam West and his celebrity friends, chatting all things Bat ’66.

o   Inventing Batman in the words of Adam West (episode 1 &2) –  A rare treat for the fans as Adam discusses his script notes on bringing Batman to life in the first and second episodes

o   Na Na Na Batman! — Hollywood favorites stars and producers recount their favorite Batman memories

“Walking Dead” Season 5 Trailer

Did you dig the Walking Dead  Season 5 Trailer that was shown at Comic Con?

Yeah, me too!

“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” Gets a New Character Poster

Robert Rodriguez tweeted this sweet character poster of Frank Miller for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

Miller is, of course, the creator/writer/artist of the original Sin City yarns and co-director with Robert Rodriguez of the two Sin City movies.

I think it’s cool that Miller received his own poster for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.  Outside of Hitchcock, I can’t think of many other directors who weren’t also acting in the films represented to get the honor.

Kelsey Shannon is Back, Baby!

Whoo-to-the-hooo!  Kesley Shannon is back… and in a big way!

Here is a link to Kelsey’s Website and from there you will find links to his Twitter, Facebook and Tumbler!

Stunned by Steranko — In Black and White

Diversions of the Groovy Kind recently posted Stunned by Steranko — In Black and White.  There are some very cool Steranko pieces there so click over and enjoy!