The poster and trailer to Legacy of Lies both have a real 80s action movie feel. That’s not a bad thing.
Scott Adkins (The Expendables 2) stars in this pulse-pounding global spy thriller. A decade earlier, agent Martin quit MI6 after his wife’s tragic murder in an operation gone wrong. But when Sacha, a beautiful journalist, asks for help solving an old case, Martin finds himself in the crosshairs of both UK and Russian intelligence. Now, with his daughter held captive by the KGB, Martin has just 24 hours to deliver the secret case files—which means risking both Sacha’s life and his own.
Sylvester Stallone will be the first celebrity host for a new live Facebook series called Screening Room With The Stars. Each week a livestream of a movie will be hosted by someone from the film with fans having the opportunity to interact with the star. The series will benefit organizations / communities impacted by the coronavirus. The series starts tomorrow at 4pm on MGM Studios’ Facebook page.
Below we have the trailer to The Last Days of American Crime. If the title sounds familiar it could be because I’ve been talking about The Last Days of American Crime for almost 17 years. Yep, 17 years. I’ll explain after the trailer.
As a final response to terrorism and crime, the U.S. government plans to broadcast a signal making it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit unlawful acts. Graham Bricke (Édgar Ramírez), a career criminal who was never able to hit the big score, teams up with famous gangster progeny Kevin Cash (Michael Pitt), and black market hacker Shelby Dupree (Anna Brewster), to commit the heist of the century and the last crime in American history before the signal goes off. Based on the Radical Publishing graphic novel created by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini, The Last Days of American Crime is directed by Olivier Megaton, written by Karl Gajdusek, produced by Jesse Berger, p.g.a., Jason Michael Berman, p.g.a., and Barry Levine, with Sharlto Copley also co-starring.
Watch The Last Days of American Crime on Netflix June 5
Okay. Let me tell you about those 17 years…
Way back in November of 2003, I posted Meet Rick Remender. Rick was a comic writer and artist I met through my buddy, John Beatty. John was inking Rick’s pencils on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Rick also had an idea for a comic mini-series he called The Last Days of American Crime. I loved the art, title and idea for the story.
In 2007, I met Rick at HeroesCon. Not only did I get hang with him for a bit, Rick also did a Stallone sketch for my collection. Rick said that The Last Days of American Crime was still in the works. Rick had so many projects going (Fear Agent, Sea of Red, and Strange Girl just to name three) that I had started to think that he’d never get to it.
In March of 2009, I posted the art above and the news that “The Last Days of American Crime” would premiere later that year in a three issue [48 pages each] mini-series with art by Greg Tocchini. Yea! The wait was nearly over. And how about Greg Tocchini’s art!
In November 2009, the news was Sam Worthington had signed on to produce and star in a big screen adaptation of Rick Remender’s The Last Days of American Crime. Wow! We’d probably see The Last Days of American Crime movie in a year or so, right?
And now nearly 17 years after that first post and almost ten years after my final post about The Last Days of American Crime we have a trailer for the movie. How long until someone starts calling Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini overnight sensations?
I think a return trip to Paradise Alley is in order. We could catch up with the Carboni brothers, Frankie the Thumper, Big Glory, Stitch, Mumbles and all the other mugs there. Maybe we could swing over to the dance hall and see Annie and Bunchie and hear that smug dance hall crooner. We could end the night with a rooftop race.
Amazing fan art of what a FIRST BLOOD prequel look like called Baker Team. Who would love to see the origins of John Rambo?
I think a First Blood prequel could work under the right conditions. It would be easier as a novel but I would want to see David Morrell return to his creation. A movie would be tougher since Sly Stallone is so associated with the character. One thing I’ve learned over the years though is never say never.
Thanks to SZoner, Bruno Leon for providing Bruno’s name!
I really don’t care for the poster and the trailer makes Howard Bloom look like an eccentric kook, but I think I’d really enjoy the movie. Check out the trailer and see what you think.
Howard Bloom spent much of the 1970s and 80s as the publicist for iconic musicians like Michael Jackson, Prince, Joan Jett, Run-DMC, and Aerosmith. When a rare disease left him housebound for 15 years, Bloom reinvented himself as an author, publishing several books on evolutionary psychology and humanity’s role in the cosmos. Now in his 70s, the eccentric philosopher readies an unfathomably long masterwork that will unify all of his unorthodox theories, and makes plans for his legacy.
Russell Crowe is Unhinged and we have the trailer to prove it!
Academy Award winner Russell Crowe stars in Unhinged, a timely psychological thriller that explores the fragile balance of a society pushed to the edge, taking something we’ve all experienced- road rage – to an unpredictable and terrifying conclusion. Rachel (Caren Pistorius) is running late to work when she has an altercation at a traffic light with a stranger (Crowe) whose life has left him feeling powerless and invisible. Soon, Rachel finds herself and everyone she loves the target of a man who decides to make one last mark upon the world by teaching her a series of deadly lessons. What follows is a dangerous game of cat and mouse that proves you never know just how close you are to someone who is about to become unhinged.
Today we have the poster and trailer to Suzi Q. I wonder how many folks here know who Suzi Quatro is?
I’m the right age to know, but all I really remember is that Suzi Quatro had a hit song (Stumblin’ In) in 1978 and appeared on Happy Days (as Leather Tuscadero), I think after it had “jumped the shark”. From the looks of the trailer, there’s a lot I have to learn.
Jerry Stiller died today from natural causes. He was 92. Most folks know Jerry Stiller as the father of either Ben Stiller, George Costanza . Ben is, of course, Mr. Stiller’s real-life son and George was his son on Seinfeld. Others may recognize Jerry Stiller as Arthur Spooner, Carrie Heffernan’s dad on The King of Queens.
I first knew Jerry Stiller as one half of the comedy team Stiller and Meara. You’ve probably figured out that he made up the Stiller half of the duo, but did you know his wife, Ann Meara, made up the other 50%? I can’t tell you how many times I saw them turn up on The Ed Sullivan Show and other variety series. I enjoyed their humorous routines. It was (and still is) unusual to see a husband and wife comedy team. Especially one that lasts over 60 years.
Mr. Stiller’s resume contains 115 acting credits but it was his roles on Seinfeld and The King of Queens that I’ll remember best. Often Jerry Stiller got the biggest laughs and considering the talent involved that’s saying a lot. From all accounts Jerry Stiller was a humble, giving man and one that made everything he appeared in better.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and fans.
How about this limited edition First Blood print by Oliver Barrett? Barrett actually did two versions. The one above has a print run of 82. There’s another version with a different color scheme and it has a 300 print edition. You can see larger versions of both editions at Mondoshop.com.
The poster and trailer for Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo are here! I’ve always been a fan and look forward to seeing this and learning more about him!
Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo is the feature documentary experience, revealing the extraordinary life journey of Hollywood’s most unlikely hero, Danny Trejo. From an early life of drugs, armed robbery and hard prison time, to the red carpets of Hollywood blockbusters and helping troubled addicts, Danny gives a firsthand account of one of the greatest transformations of human character ever put to film.
Having spent 71 years starring in a personal expedition that outshines any Hollywood fiction, Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo, is the shocking story of one man’s capacity to overcome his demons, only to discover redemption through the most unlikely of journeys. Through the exploration of his old stomping ground and the supporting cast of family, friends and some of the world’s biggest stars, join Danny Trejo as he delivers a raw and sobering account of his transformation from a hardened criminal to celebrated Hollywood icon and beloved friend of all who cross his path.