I don’t even know where to begin with this. Below is the first official trailer for Death Kiss, a movie featuring a Charles Bronson lookalike. Get it? Death Kiss instead of Death Wish?
Hollywood icon Charles Bronson died in 2003 and his last movie was made in 1999 but apparently audiences of 2018 have been demanding their Bronson fix and now actor and look-a-like Róbert Kovács has stepped forward.
To be fair Kovács is Bronson’s double but that doesn’t stop me from feeling slightly uneasy about this movie which is also a direct rip-off of Death Wish, where a vigilante takes the law into his own hands and deals out his own special brand of justice to various nefarious.
Tragically the film also stars Daniel Baldwin and Richard Tyson, (the bully from Three O’Clock High), and is set for theatrical release on October 2nd.
Oh man! Hollywood icon Burt Reynolds sadly passed away yesterday after a heart attack aged 82.
A man who, for most of his career, sported the world’s most famous moustache and cheeky grin he leaves behind a rich and varied catalogue of work ranging from the humour of Bo ‘Bandit’ Darville, (Smoket & The Bandit), to the steely determination of Lewis Medlock, (Deliverance).
R.I.P Burt Reynolds . He was a friend of mine. R.I.P Judge, R.I.P Old Bear, R.I.P Innocence, R.I.P Youth. Remembering every member of the Mystery, Alaska cast and crew, what a lovely community that was, I hope you are all happy and busy .
Burt Reynolds & Clint Eastwood were fired from GUNSMOKE & RAWHIDE at the same time. Burt was told he couldn't act and Clint his neck was too skinny. In the parking lot, Burt said to Clint, "I dunno what you're gonna do, but I'm gonna take acting lessons." #RIPBurtReynolds
Will Kurt Russell return? That’s the first question on everyone’s lips now that details have emerged that the Big Trouble In Little China, (BTILC) remake will now be a straight up sequel to the 1986 cult classic.
When a new BTILC movie was announced back in 2005 many fans balked at the idea of a remake. The Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was cast and it looked like concerns about a remake were to be confirmed. However producer Hiram Garcia recently told Collider that the movie would be a continuation of the original:
“There’s a lot of things going on with Big Trouble in Little China. We are in the process of developing that, and let me tell you, the idea is not to actually remake Big Trouble in Little China. You can’t remake a classic like that, so what we’re planning to do is we’re going to continue the story. We’re going to continue the universe of Big Trouble in Little China.
“Everything that happened in the original exists and is standalone and I think there’s only one person that could ever play Jack Burton, so Dwayne would never try and play that character. So we are just having a lot of fun. We’re actually in a really great space with the story that we’ve cracked. But yeah, no remake. It is a continuation, and we are deep into development on that as well, and I think you’ll start hearing some things about that probably soon.”
So with that revelation will fans get to see Kurt Russell side-by-side with the The Rock battling Lo Pan’s Chinatown’s supernatural foes?
We’re a bit late with our good wishes for a man who has pretty much defined cinema over the course of his acting career. Clint Eastwood, who turned 82 yesterday, has starred in over 50 films and directed a few too.
In honour of a man who has given us a shit ton of movie lines to quote over the last few decades here’s a ten minute tribute video highlighting 170 of his greatest. Happy birthday you gravely son of a bitch!
There are very few films which instantly remind us of summer, movies which prompt us to recall long afternoons, short sleeves, warmer climes and ever lasting sunsets. One film in particular, for us at least, which gets the old summer memory sensory firing is the classic Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield golf romp Caddyshack.
Here’s a nifty remix by DJPanther72 of the very first minute of the Caddyshack theme, (I’m alright sung by Kenny Loggins), you know the bit with the golf course at dawn, the sprinklers and then the all important gopher?
The Telegraph is reporting that Hollywood actor Robert De Niro has been slated to star in a movie about Wall St swindler and convicted fraudster Bernie Madoff, a man who cheated thousands of investors in his Ponzi scheme out of a collective $50bn.
This is wrong on so many levels, for one there are umpteen documentaries and books about this shithead so if people really want to find out about this vile character then there’s tons of literature already out there, we don’t need a big budget Hollywood movie with A-Listers hamming it up for the camera, on the back of true story which ruined countless lives. What if the movie ends up getting a nod from the Academy and De Niro wins Best Actor Oscar for his role? His speech could be:
“Wow, what an honour. Yeah, thanks. This was a terrible story, a story about the actions of one man which we all felt just had to be told and our sympathies are with the thousands of people who were left financially ruined through the actions of that one man. But f@ck you guys I just won an Oscar!
Apparently HBO have bought the rights to the book “Truth and Consequences: Life Inside the Madoff Family“, a book incidentally penned with the co-operation of Madoff’s son Andrew and other family members, who have yet to confirm or deny that they’ve received royalties for collaborating.
Yes we know Madoff will never see the light of day, (he was sentenced to 150 years), and that his son Mark was so ashamed of his father’s crimes he committed suicide, but you know, you just f@cking know that a ruthless, egotistical, narcissist like Bernie Maddof will relish the fact that his life will be immortalised on the big screen by arguably one of the greatest actors of a generation.
This is exactly how the TV series Heroes should’ve been made.
Directed by Josh Trank this superhero indie flick stars Michael B Jordan, (Wallace from The Wire), Dane DeHaan and Michael Kelly and was written by Max Landis, (son of legendary director John Landis), and tells the story of three high school students who make an incredible discovery, which in turn gives them uncanny powers beyond their understanding. But as is the case with having any kind of power in life things start to go a tad dark, much like being in charge of the TV remote.
We’re not usually fans of the whole ‘found footage‘ genre, but there’s certainly something interesting about the look and feel of Chronicle, which is due for release on February 2012.
It’s Friday so why not kick back with some ice cold ones and watch one of the cheesiest films ever made.
Directed by Sam Peckinpah, WTF was he on in 78′, (or more to the point what wasn’t he on?), it stars Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine and Burt Young and is based entirely on the Country & Western song of the same name penned by C.W. McCall and Chip Davis, about an abusive sheriff and a trucker out for revenge. Interesting to note that Peckinpah became a virtual Hollywood outcast for three full years following the heavy drinking, cocaine abuse and general bad behaviour on set.
Not so much a trailer as a teaser for the forthcoming, (pppffffftttttt we said ‘coming‘), and for what we pray to the great big f@cking maker in the sky is the very last, installment of the American Pie movie franchise which started, would you believe, 12 years ago!
*Thinks back over life’s achievements in that time. Failure tears well up in eyes*
Yes, it stars the entire cast from the 1999 original, (even Stifler’s mum is back), giving everyone involved one last desperate attempt to clear their over inflated Hollywood mortgages.
But what of the storyline? Quite simple really, Jim and his band camp bint are now married and have spawn. But Jim is still wanking into socks. Bless.
With a slew of re-makes in the pipeline, including Total Recall and Blade Runner, (oh yes they are), it should come as no surprise that Hollywood players are gearing up to re-make the cult surfing action movie Point Break. A film which pretty much cemented Keanu Reeves fame, boosted the career of Patrick Swayze and gave us possibly the finest Gary Busey performance ever captured on celluloid, (see video above).
Apparently the rights to the film have been bought by a company called Alcon and slated to produce, along with the company’s co-founders Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, is Michael DeLuca, (Rush Hour 2, Drive Angry, Blade 2), who is positively bristling with enthusiasm over the prospect:
‘Point Break’ wasn’t just a film, it was a Zen meditation on testosterone fueled action and manhood in the late 20th century and we hope to create the same for the young 21st!”