Thursday, September 1, 2016

New from the Producers of HARDCORE HENRY

I really liked HARDCORE HENRY so, I think this will be cool.



Producers of HARDCORE HENRY Announce New Film 
WE KILL DEATH

Organize Fantastic, Death-Defying Stunt in Toronto

Toronto, ON, Canada (September 1, 2016) – Producers Alex A. Ginzburg, Tony Lee and Inga Vainshtein Smith (2015 TIFF Grolsch People's Choice Midnight Madness Award winner Hardcore Henry), today announced We Kill Death, a new film focusing on four astonishing daredevils from Russia and Ukraine. Racking up millions of views on YouTube, Mustang Wanted, Oleg Cricket and the duo of Vitaliy Raskalov & Vadim Makhorov are familiar to audiences around the world for their imaginative and death-defying stunts and adventures.
 
Ukrainian Mustang Wanted and Russian Oleg Cricket are world-renowned “Rooftoppers,” accomplished parkour stuntmen known for taking things beyond the next level—Ginzburg describes their talents as chiefly “as a lack of fear of heights.” In this video from CNN, Oleg leaps, almost casually, from pillar to pillar atop the 43-story Sofitel Hotel in Dubai http://bit.ly/OlegSofitel. While there, he hangs from the 40th floor with nothing below him but air. In this compilation video with almost 10 million views, audiences can see Mustang hanging from skyscrapers, “tightrope” walking on construction cranes and performing various other dizzying stunts. http://bit.ly/MustangFeats.
 
Vitaliy & Vadim’s approach differs from Mustang and Oleg both in that they work as a duo, and in that they are more concerned with going places no one else has been in a stylish and visually appealing manner than they are with the physicality of their exploits. The pair have made headlines by breaking into buildings and construction sites and scaling the towers. This video of the pair climbing the Shanghai Tower—the second-tallest building in the world—has almost 57 million views.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLDYtH1RH-U
 
“These men are incredible athletes,” says Ginzburg. “They have more strength in their fingers than most people have in their entire bodies.” Always looking to take their exploits to the next level, Ginzburg assures that audiences will not be disappointed.
 
The potential for cinematic impact for a film like We Kill Death is obvious, Ginzburg explains. “People report intense physical and emotional reactions just from watching these stunts on phones and computers. We believe that this film will deliver the single most visceral big-screen cinematic experience unlike any other.”
 
The producers have tapped Emmy nominee Eddie Perez as stunt coordinator.  Perez, a veteran stuntman and stunt coordinator, has worked on such films as Fast 8DeadpoolJack Reacher, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
 
Through their Let It Play production and financing company, Alex A. Ginzburg and Tony Lee have produced this year’s Ordinary World, in which an aging punk rocker (Green Day frontman Billy Joe Armstrong) copes with life after rock, also starring Selma Blair and Judy Greer, and the upcoming Holding Patterns, starring Freddie Highmore, Odeya Rush and Haley Joel Osment.
 
Inga Vainshtein Smith says, “After producing Hardcore Henry—which had some seriously crazy death defying stunt work, where people still call and ask, ‘How did your director do that?’ I welcomed the opportunity to go even further out on the ledge to join Alex and Tony in bringing this film to the screen.”
 
Mustang Wanted, Oleg Cricket and Vitaliy & Vadim will all be in Toronto. At the Festival, the filmmakers will execute a live aerial stunt unlike any other in the history of the Festival on Friday evening, September 9 at 6:00PM EDT. Guaranteed to take your breath away, the event—which includes a reception from 5:00-7:00PM for special guests and media to witness it live—is not to be missed. WME is on board to handle domestic sales of We Kill Death.
 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

GREAT NEW BOOK AND A CONTEST TO BOOT!!




Christopher Hart has been teaching people to draw for years. Now with the popularity of super heroes in modern culture he introduces his newest book;
DRAWING SUPERHEROES STEP BY STEP
It gives professional guidance and instructions so you can make the super hero book you always wanted to read.
And now you can get one for free!
That's right, just leave a comment with your favorite superhero and there will be a drawing in 30 days to find out who will get a free copy of this fantastic book.
I will also link this to Facebook and comments there will count as an entry as well.
Good Luck and keep drawing!
And visit Christopher Hart at his website as well.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Here's What I Think of The New Captain America

I have been a fan for many decades of Captain America. He is my favorite super hero. A few years ago they launched a new Captain America book written by Rick Remender. I stuck it out for 10 issues and it was terrible. It read more like torture porn than a comic book and it was just exhausting.
So, I quit buying it.
He did the same thing with Uncanny Avengers. Luckily, the new incarnation of Uncanny Avengers is much better.
When I heard that they were doing the Hail Hydra thing with the new book. I didn’t like the new book to begin with. The uniform looks terrible and I hate the shield. I liked what I read on Free Comic Book Day, but then it turned into this.
I have no intentions of buying this book.
I have decades of Captain America books I can just go back and enjoy.
I’m not sure what Marvel is doing lately. They have cancelled a handful of interesting books and are just piling on multiple books of the same characters.
At this point if they cancel Squirrel Girl and Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur I would have no reason to stay with Marvel.
I actually like that DC is currently making me happy. A little leery about the twice monthly thing, but we will have to wait and see. Their Hanna Barbera comics are amazing.
I find myself buying more independent comics; Godzilla Oblivion, Klaus, Another Castle, The Mighty Zodiac and enjoying them quite a bit.
Marvel’s big twists and showboating is doing nothing more than driving away a loyal fan base.
And that’s fine.
I’m getting too damned old to care anymore.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

TURBO KID (2015)

One last review before the month of exile begins. I had heard about this movie before and the trailer looked insane. Then I saw the Facebook post from my son, Dennis;

TURBO KID IS ON NETFLIX!!

Martha and I watched it immediately.

Set in the far flung future of 1997, Turbo Kid fondly brings back the post apocalyptic films that were triggered by the release of The Road Warrior. In this future the sky is filled with acid rain and the harsh landscape brings little in the way of nourishment. Our lead actor, Munro Chambers as the titular kid wanders the wasteland, scavenging what he can for water and comic books of his favorite super hero, Turbo Man.
Soon, he becomes acquainted with a hyperactive girl named Apple (Laurence Lebouef).
She is then captured by the hordes of Zeus (Michael Ironside) to be converted into water.
When the kid stumbles on the final resting place of Turbo Man, he know what he needs to do;
Save the girl.
Be a superhero.
This is such a wonderful movie. The second that Apple arrives on screen she steals the movie, in a good way. I felt like I had dusted off  one of my old, big box VHS tapes and watching a classic. Turbo Kid celebrates a time gone past when everyone was making post apocalyptic movies and they were fun and cheesy and a great watch.
It's on Netflix.
Go watch it.
You can thank me when I get back in March.

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Plan

I am about to embark on an experiment. For the entire month of February I will be offline. NO Internet of any kind. I use a 7 dollar TracFone that does not have Internet so no big deal there. I will be keeping notes and writing about each day in the month. Then it will become a book tentatively entitled InterWHAT? There will be illustrations by artist extraordinaire Stew Miller and I will publish it on CreateSpace.
I imagine I will get more reading done and writing as well. It sounds like it will be fun.
Worst case...it won't be.
Best case...I could discover that doing stuff non internet related is way more fun than skimming through my Facebook feed.
See you all in March.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Fuck You Very Much Laurent “Riss” Sourisseau

Apparently this dipshit cartoonist depicted the little boy who drowned that upset me last month as a sex fiend if he had been allowed to grow up.



charlie hebdo-cartoon

Nice, picking on a dead little boy. Real class act there fella.

Go fuck yourself.

In response, Queen Rania and Osama Hajjaj have done a different cartoon. I like this one much better. It is unnecessary for either of these people to go fuck themselves. They are class acts, unlike the first idiot.

The cartoon by Queen Rania and Osama Hajjaj

He absolutely can go fuck himself.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

PLANET VOID (2015)



There has to be life on other planets, right? It just seems that the odds are too great in favor of this happening. In PLANET VOID, director Michael Legge gives us the idea of a planet similar to ours that had a meteor strike the planet, releasing a mold that kills anyone who is male. That's right, it's a planet of nothing but women.
Into this an alien approaches one of the women and impregnates her in the chance to bring women back to his ravaged world. In exchange he can offer her the return of men to hers.
Is that what Planet Void wants? They are able to procreate now without sex and able to keep the planet on an even keel. Do they need men messing that all up again?
The newest satirical comedy from director Michael Legge gives us a world of women knowing they don't need men to be successful. By throwing a classic science fiction plot of repopulating a dying planet he gives the women a chance to re examine their lives and decide what they want.
Anyone who know me or reads this blog knows that I am a huge Michael Legge fan. Everyone in The Waltz Compound is a huge fan. Legge gives the kind of comedy that works on more than one level. Sure, it could be seen as a straight forward sci fi flick with a bizarre plot twist. Or it can be seen as commentary on our world today. Sure, women are treated better than decades past, but there are still some pretty awful places to live if you're a woman. Eliminating the male of the species would probably alleviate, oh all of those problems. Do thy want to bring men back? Maybe they could teach the men not to be jackasses, but it sounds sketchy and they might not want to find out if it is worth the risk.
The cast is a cornucopia of previous Legge films. Lorna Nogueira shines as the lead being used by an alien to help bring women back to his world. Her life partner Cherry Lynn Zinger is always a delight to see onscreen. It's been a while since Mary Ellen Maloney has been in a Sideshow Cinema Production. It was nice to see her again. Linda Baxter Lasco is another favorite I was glad to see again and we can't forget the one and only Diane Mela who brought a snide sense of humor to her part.
The DVD is jam packed with extra goodies. The radio show Fussy Eagleton, Secret Busboy, a photo gallery, some trailers for other Sideshow Cinema epics and an interesting addition.
A Mondo Commentary. Legge took a truncated form of the film, did some commentary on it and showed some bloopers that occurred during certain shots. This was a really good idea. One I hope to see in future films.
PLANET VOID is a funny, satiric look at a planet of women who realize how good they've got it.
My only question is;
Why don't I have a Sideshow Cinema coffee mug?
  

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