The Good, the Bad and the Ugly poster by the great Tony Stella!
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly poster by the great Tony Stella!
Here’s the trailer for 40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic the new documentary premiering on-demand June 9th. It is narrated by Sylvester Stallone, directed by Derek Wayne Johnson and will heavily feature behind-the-scenes footage taken by Alvidsen and Lloyd Kaufman (Rocky production manager).
Jake Rossen at Mental Floss posted 8 Surprising Facts About Jean-Claude Van Damme. Below are three of my favorite facts and my thoughts.
Here’s the new poster for The Last Days of American Crime!
I was already psyched for the new Bruce Lee documentary, Be Water. The poster and trailer only make me want to see it more!
Take a first look at ‘Be Water’, a 30 for 30 film that intimately chronicles Bruce Lee’s life and complex journey, which premieres on Sunday, June 7th at 9pm ET on ESPN
Here are the poster and trailer for Run with the Hunted. The trailer has left me wanting more!
Oscar, a young boy, commits a noble murder and is forced to run away from his rural hometown, leaving behind his best friend, Loux. Fifteen years later, he has forgotten his past and become the leader of a band of lost children. Loux takes it upon herself to find the boy who saved her life. Directed by John Swab.
Trailer provided by Vertical Entertainment for promotional use only.
40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic is a new documentary premiering on-demand June 9th. Narrated by Sylvester Stallone and directed by Derek Wayne Johnson (director of John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs), the new film will heavily feature behind-the-scenes footage taken by Alvidsen and Lloyd Kaufman (Rocky production manager).
For more details check out Rocky Making-Of Documentary Narrated By Sylvester Stallone Sets On-Demand Bow by Dade Hayes at Deadline.
The Volition poster and trailer have me interested in seeing it. That’s what good posters and trailers should do!
Watch the Official Trailer for VOLITION, a time bending sci-fi thriller and winner of the 2019 Phillip K. Dick film festival. Coming Out July 10.
Here are the poster and trailer to Alive.
#Alive (#살아있다) is an upcoming Korean action thriller directed by Cho Il-hyung, adapted from #Alone the screenplay of Hollywood screenwriter Matt Naylor. It stars Yoo Ah-in and Park Shin-hye. It will be released in 2020.
A city was infected by a mysterious virus, which causes the city getting out of control and being closed-off, leaving two survivors completely isolated and struggle to live in the critical situation.
Tim Buckler at ScreenRant posted Demolition Man: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Cult Classic. My guess is that you will most, if not all, of the trivia items, but in case you don’t…
And here are my three favs as well a my thoughts on each…
Evil Chan – Wesley Snipes was not the first choice to play the villainous Simon Phoenix. Originally Stallone had his friend and co Planet Hollywood founder Jackie Chan in mind for the role. However, Jackie had never played a baddie before, he decided against the part in order not to alienate or confuse his fans.
Other rumors state that Steven Segal and Jean Claude Van Damme also turned down the part for similar reasons, although both would play villains a few decades later in Machete and The Expendables 2 respectively.
(Craig – Demolition Man would have been a very different movie had someone other than Wesley been selected. I think with Jackie Chan it would have dipped more into comedy, With Seagal or Van Damme it would have felt more disjointed unless it went for less comedy.)
Spartan’s Daughter – There is actually an entire subplot in the movie that was cut out of the finished feature. In the final wasteland battle, John is seen protecting a wasteland scrap named Kate. Kate is also seen at the end of the movie standing next to Edger Friendly when Associate Bob introduces himself.
Apparently, in a cut scene Spartan is introduced to Kate where he learns she is his daughter. This, plus other scenes that didn’t make it in the final film were cut because Warner Brothers wanted a much shorter run time.
(Craig – Deleted scenes are usually fun, but deleted for a good reason. I’d like to see those scenes but don’t imagine they’d add a lot to the movie without slowing it down.)
A New Script – The movie, in its most basic terms, is about a cop and a criminal who fight each other, are frozen for almost 40 years, then keep fighting. However, in Demolition Man‘s original screenplay, the story was set to start straight away in 2032 with no glimpse of the past (which, at the time, was the near future, but nowadays is the past).
Fred Dekker is the man to take credit for changing things up, even though his re-write is uncredited. He gave the film a prologue that showed Spartan and Phoenix in their natural environment. “If you don’t show Kansas, Oz isn’t all that special.”
(Craig – I agree with Dekker. I also wish that Demolition Man leaned more into the action and less into the comedy. I thought the opening with Sly jumping from the copter to take down Simon and his crew set the right tone for an all out action fest.)
I saw the MGM 31 Day Movie Challenge and thought it would be fun to play along. Except for days that ask for a very specific movie I’m going to use favorite films that are great but less likely to be chosen. Here we go…
I hope you did this Rambo drawing by Matthew Harrower as much as me.
Matthew is an freelance illustrator and character artist. He’s influenced by his love of comics, transformers, mechs, John Woo movies and most things from his childhood. Matthew is currently studying for his Master’s Degree in Character Animation.
Did someone say the start of a zombie apocalypse? Yep and we have the poster and trailer to The Clearing to prove it.
Set at the dawn of a zombie apocalypse, The Clearing unfolds amid tensions between Tom (McIntyre) and his wife (Sydelle Noel) over his parental responsibilities and the time he spends with his young daughter Mira (Smith). Tom takes Mira on a camping trip, only to discover the impending disaster that leaves the pair trapped in a clearing in the woods, fighting to make it out alive.
The Outpost poster and trailer are here!
Based on true events, in this military thriller, a small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of Kamdesh, as it was known, was the bloodiest American engagement of the Afghan War in 2009 and Bravo Troop 3-61 CAV became one of the most decorated units of the 19-year conflict.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Rod Lurie (The Contender, The Last Castle) and adapted by Oscar-nominated screenwriting duo Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson (The Fighter) the film stars Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones and Orlando Bloom with Jack Kesy, Cory Hardrict, Milo Gibson, Jacob Scipio, Taylor John Smith, Jonathan Yunger. Three troops who fought at COP Keating appear in the film including Medal of Honor recipient Ty Carter.
The Outpost is based on The New York Times best-selling non-fiction book, The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor from CNN’s Jake Tapper.