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Hellboy: The Crooked Man shows off a new image of Jack Kesy's Hellboy
  • It had quite a few problems but I enjoyed it for what it was. I even bought the bluray cheap.

    You can tell something went wrong behind the scenes because director Neil Marshall never appears in any of the bonus material.

  • Hollywood’s still relying on sequels at the box office
  • I'd say the the Marvel franchise was one long interconnected story that ended with err Endgame. Everything after that feels pointless. 😁

  • www.joblo.com Hellboy: The Crooked Man shows off a new image of Jack Kesy's Hellboy

    A new image from Hellboy: The Crooked Man gives another look at Deadpool 2's Jack Kesy as the demonic hero Hellboy

    Hellboy: The Crooked Man shows off a new image of Jack Kesy's Hellboy
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    www.joblo.com Radioland Murders will be getting a special 30th anniversary 2K restoration Blu-ray from Kino Lorber

    The George Lucas scripted film that developed a cult following will be turning 30 and celebrates with a new physical media release.

    Radioland Murders will be getting a special 30th anniversary 2K restoration Blu-ray from Kino Lorber

    Radioland Murders will be getting a special 30th anniversary 2K restoration Blu-ray from Kino Lorber ====================================================================================================

    The George Lucas scripted film that developed a cult following will be turning 30 and celebrates with a new physical media release.

    By EJ Tangonan

    July 15th 2024, 10:11am

    !radioland murders, 30th anniversary blu-ray

    The cult classic and lesser-known work of Star Wars creator George Lucas, Radioland Murders, starring Brian Benben and Mary Stuart Masterson, will be celebrating its 30th anniversary with a brand new special Blu-ray release, according to Blu-ray.com. The 1994 film was directed by Mel Smith and the screenplay was penned by Lucas with Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz, Jeff Reno and Ron Osborn. The movie was also produced by Star Wars: Special Edition and Star Wars Episode I-III producer Rick McCallum.

    The description reads,\ "The secretary at radio station WBN, Penny Henderson (Mary Stuart Masterson) is frantically trying to keep things in order as a broadcast goes on the air. Chaos breaks loose, however, when a series of murders occurs in the building, accompanied by an enigmatic voice over the airwaves. Penny's writer husband, Roger (Brian Benben), tries to deduce who the killer is, but he also happens to be the prime suspect. As he evades the law, Roger gets closer to uncovering the identity of the murderer. NEW 2K RESTORATION."

    The ensemble cast also includes Ned Beatty, George Burns, Scott Michael Campbell and Brion James. There has not been much in the vein of special features that have been announced. However, the technical details read:\ Video\ Codec: MPEG-4 AVC\ Resolution: 1080p\ Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

    Audio\ TBA\ Subtitles\ English SDH\ Discs\ Blu-ray Disc\ Single disc (1 BD-50)

    Playback\ 2K Blu-ray: Region A

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    TERMINATOR ZERO | Official Teaser Trailer | Netflix
  • Having watched Genisys and Dark Fate recently, the franchise really needs a kick up the arse.

    I think the problem is the John Connor factor. We need stories that somehow involve terminators but not John. I know the first comics did that I think but can't remember how.

    I do remember a brilliant part. As we know, nothing dead comes through time. So a Terminator stuffed a future laser pistol into the stomach of an unwitting human and used him as a time "suitcase".

  • TERMINATOR ZERO | Official Teaser Trailer | Netflix

    > From Skydance, Production I.G, Masashi Kudō and Mattson Tomlin comes one of the most anticipated anime series of the year, TERMINATOR ZERO.Starring Timothy O...

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    Alien: Romulus Looks Likely To Repeat A 7-Year-Old Franchise Mistake
  • The Assembly Cut is fantastic, my preferred version to watch.

  • Shannen Doherty, Heathers and Beverly Hills 90210 star, dies at 53
  • ...and Mallrats! I love Mallrats. :-)

  • Alien: Romulus Looks Likely To Repeat A 7-Year-Old Franchise Mistake
  • Is that one pointless article after another on the same page?

    Its all fluff with no real substance, probably written purely for clicks, the worst kind.

    I lost respect when he called Romulus a reboot and then stated where it falls in the franchise timeline. Its not a reboot then is it!

  • Bill Skarsgård not 100% happy with new Eric Draven look
  • When I looked into IMDb, it's been the same producers since the original film. (Although one has since passed recently, he was around long enough to have his name on this film.)

    It doesn't matter how bad these films are, they keep coming back for another go. Even though this one took over ten years to finally get going.

    At one point it was going to star Jason Momoa and got far enough that test footage was shot. It's only a few seconds worth but it's on the net.

  • www.joblo.com Bill Skarsgård not 100% happy with new Eric Draven look

    The Crow star Bill Skarsgård says he wishes his version of Eric Draven wasn't in such great shape because it doesn't fit the character.

    Bill Skarsgård not 100% happy with new Eric Draven look

    > The Crow star Bill Skarsgård says he wishes his version of Eric Draven wasn't in such great shape because it doesn't fit the character.

    It just feels like there is a mysterious campaign to say nothing good about this film now. Yes, it may be rubbish when we finally get to see it but in this run up to its release, its all negative.

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    www.joblo.com Alec Baldwin's manslaughter trial over Rust shooting has been dismissed

    Alec Baldwin's manslaughter trial over the fatal Rust shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins has been dismissed.

    Alec Baldwin's manslaughter trial over Rust shooting has been dismissed

    > The manslaughter trial against Alec Baldwin over the fatal shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins has been dismissed. Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer threw out the case over how police and prosecutors treated a handful of bullets, which they failed to turn over to the defence.

    > “The state is highly culpable for its failure to provide discovery to the defendant,” Judge Sommer said. “Dismissal with prejudice is warranted.” The dismissal came as a surprise as gasps were said to be heard in the courtroom and Baldwin was congratulated by his family and supporters.

    > More to come…

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    Captain America: Brave New World | Official Teaser | In Theaters February 14, 2025
  • I turned of after a minute. Just found it boring. I'm definitely done with the Marvel Universe, except for Deadpool.

  • www.joblo.com The Hitcher 4K and Blu-ray release coming from Second Sight in September

    The 4K and Blu-ray release of The Hitcher from Second Sight Films has been given a September street date and pre-orders are available

    The Hitcher 4K and Blu-ray release coming from Second Sight in September

    The Hitcher 4K and Blu-ray release coming from Second Sight in September ========================================================================

    The 4K and Blu-ray release of The Hitcher from Second Sight Films has been given a September street date and pre-orders are available

    !The Hitcher

    It's been a few years in the making, but now Second Sight Films is finally ready to send their 4K and Blu-ray release of the 1986 classic The Hitcher (watch it HERE) out into the world! A release date of September 30th has been announced for the limited edition 4K / Blu-ray set and the standard edition 4K and Blu-ray releases. Copies are available for pre-order through the Second Sight website.

    A press release informs us that "the Limited set is presented in a stunning collector's package with new artwork by Adam Stothard and a 200-page hardback book. All three versions come complete with a truckload of special features including new interviews and a new commentary plus tons of archive material, two short films and much more."

    Directed by Robert Harmon from a screenplay by Eric RedThe Hitcher has the following synopsis: While transporting a car from Chicago to San Diego, Jim Halsey picks up a hitchhiker named John Ryder, who claims to be a serial killer. After a daring escape, Jim hopes to never see Ryder again. But when he witnesses the hitchhiker murdering an entire family, Jim pursues Ryder with the help of truck-stop waitress Nash, pitting the rivals against each other in a deadly series of car chases and brutal murders.

    The film stars C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Jeffrey DeMunn, with the late, great Rutger Hauer delivering one of his best performances as the title character.

    The Second Sight 4K and Blu-ray releases of The Hitcher come with the following special features:

    • A new 4K restoration by Second Sight Films from the original camera negative supervised and\ approved by director Robert Harmon
    • UHD presented in HDR with Dolby Vision
    • Features Dolby Atmos and original stereo audio mixes
    • New audio commentary by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
    • Audio commentary with Robert Harmon and writer Eric Red
    • Scene-specific audio commentary with Robert Harmon, Eric Red, Executive Producer Edward S\ Feldman, Composer Mark Isham, Director of Photography John Seale and Actors Rutger Hauer and C\ Thomas Howell
    • The Projection Booth Podcast: featuring Robert Harmon and Rutger Hauer
    • Bullseye: a new interview with Robert Harmon
    • Penning the Ripper: a new interview with Eric Red
    • Doomed to Live: a new interview with C Thomas Howell
    • The Man from Oz: a new interview with John Seale
    • A Very Formative Score: a new interview with Mark Isham
    • Duel Runner: Leigh Singer on the evolution of The Hitcher and Rutger Hauer
    • China Lake: a short film by Robert Harmon newly restored
    • The Calling Card: Robert Harmon on China Lake
    • Telephone: a short film by Eric Red
    • The Hitcher: How do these movies get made?
    • Trailers

    Here are the specs on the limited edition:

    • Rigid slipcase with new artwork by Adam Stothard
    • 200-page hardback book with exclusive Robert Harmon interview by Lou Thomas, exclusive Eric Red\ interview by Matt Thrift, new essays by Heather Drain, David Kittredge, Craig Ian Mann, Rebecca\ McCallum, Meagan Navarro and Jon Towlson
    • Eric Red's original screenplay book
    • Six collectors' art cards

    !The Hitcher Second Sight

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    Watchmen Chapter 1 | Redband Trailer 4K | Warner Bros. Entertainment
  • Even though it looks like the comic ➡️ live action ➡️ animation, I'll still give it a shot. At least they've spent more time on this than there usual straight to video stuff, which to me, looks cheap.

  • Will Deadpool & Wolverine save the Marvel Studios slump? Disney boss Bob Iger says it'll be the biggest MCU movie "in a long time"
  • As much as I'm quite excited to see this film, should we really listen to a studio head promoting his own film? 😄

  • Official Poster for 'Gladiator 2'
  • Can we stop with the three-minute trailers? Alright, I'm in, but I stopped after a minute and a half.

  • www.joblo.com A Fistful of Dollars: Clint Eastwood classic is getting a remake

    A remake of the Sergio Leone / Clint Eastwood classic A Fistful of Dollars (which was an unofficial remake of Yojimbo) is in the works

    A Fistful of Dollars: Clint Eastwood classic is getting a remake

    > A remake of the Sergio Leone / Clint Eastwood classic A Fistful of Dollars (which was an unofficial remake of Yojimbo) is in the works

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    “Oh Man, That’s Rough”: Why Expendables 4’s CGI Looks So Bad Despite $100M Budget Detailed By VFX Artists
  • I struggled to get though the opening moments, Megan Fox is a terrible actor and I couldn't believe that she was supposed to be Jason Stathams partner!

    I turned off after the opening action set piece. As the Corridor Crew pointed out, the live action stunts are really good but when it's intercut with blatantly obvious green screen work, it pulls me out of the movie hard! It took me back to the 90s and I thought I was watching some Command and Conquer cut scenes on my PC.

  • Labour lifts Tories’‘absurd’ ban on onshore windfarms
  • Good. The more renewable energy the better!

  • F1 | Official Teaser

    I'm guessing that's digital face replacement at the end. If it was Tom Cruise, I'd believe it. 😁

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    www.joblo.com Emma Roberts says internet culture doomed Madame Web

    Madame Web co-star Emma Roberts remains loyal to the movie, suggesting it never stood a chance against the internet.

    Emma Roberts says internet culture doomed Madame Web

    > Madame Web co-star Emma Roberts remains loyal to the movie, suggesting it never stood a chance against the internet.

    Considering what I posted earlier, this is perfect timing! 😆

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    filmstories.co.uk Madame Web | A look at what went so incredibly, fascinatingly wrong

    Sony’s comic book film Madame Web launched to derision in February. We take a look at what went wrong with a potentially interesting thriller…

    Madame Web | A look at what went so incredibly, fascinatingly wrong

    I've never seen the film but after reading that, I think I have to now! 😄

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    20 Movies You Can’t Find in 2024 (and How to Maybe Watch Them Anyway)
  • Cacoon? I can login to Amazon and get a bluray copy from Germany within a week for £15.

  • Kien, the most-delayed video game in history, released after 22 years
  • Well, that certainly beats Duke Nukem's record!

  • All the RAGE: A Franchise Retrospective by Noah Caldwell-Gervais
  • I'm currently playing through Rage and really enjoying it.

    The races are fine and not that hard to win and I haven't touched a card game yet. I get enough money from selling all the junk I find as I play.

    I'm regards to it's sequel, I'm very methodical (blame my autism 😁) and I played the game by competing all missions and side quests in one area before starting the next.

    This side effect of this was that I upgraded the character so much, when I competed the final mission, it was so easy, I didn't realise it was the final mission and it took me by surprise!

  • Brad Pitt - F1 (2025)

    The first trailer will broadcast during the British Formula One Grand Prix this Sunday.

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    Sony won't phase out Blu-ray movie and game discs, only ceasing production on consumer BD-R
  • I remember the day bluray won the format war. Was very tempted to buy the HD-DVD add on for my Xbox360 but held of.

    Different film studios were backing each side and the last to call it was Warner Bros who chose bluray and that was it.

  • LEGO Set Reveals "Skeleton Crew" Names - Dark Horizons
  • Something's gone wrong with my posts, so here's the quick links.

    Front of the box.

    Back of the box

  • www.darkhorizons.com LEGO Set Reveals "Skeleton Crew" Names - Dark Horizons

    Last April, Lucasfilm offered a first look at its “Star Wars: Skeleton Crew” series for those lucky attendees to the Star Wars Celebration expo. That first look included a brief trailer and some stills in room which have since gone online. Officially though, the studio has yet to release any publici...

    LEGO Set Reveals "Skeleton Crew" Names - Dark Horizons
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    filmstories.co.uk Lego Jaws set announced; includes shark, Orca boat and tiny Roy Scheider

    Be still, our sweating wallets: Lego has announced a Jaws Lego set, which includes everything you need to recreate the film's third act.

    Lego Jaws set announced; includes shark, Orca boat and tiny Roy Scheider
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    Fans lose their minds after seeing Nathan Fillion's SPOILER costume in BTS Superman photos

    I haven't posted the article as normal to hide any potential spoilers, click here for the link.

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    'Run Lola Run' Sprints For A Solo 4K UHD Disc July 30th

    Tom Tykwer's 'Run Lola Run' Sprints For A Solo 4K UHD Disc July 30th ====================================================================

    Matthew Hartman

    Posted Mon Jul 1, 2024 at 08:42 AM PDT by

    **After enjoying a rest with the 13-Film Sony Pictures Classics 4K set, Sony is sending Tom Tykwer's iconic multiversal thriller 'Run Lola Run' to the solo-disc races. All indications are this is the same disc as before, only without ten other films... and possibly without a slipcover.   **

    Run Lola Runis a hell of a film with a banger of a soundtrack. It looks amazing in 4K Dolby Vision and that German 5.1 mix is a beast. But, you'd only know that if you bought the 11-film Sony Pictures Classics 4K box set. Which is a great set if you wanted all of those other films. For those you didn't want the box set, well, Lola is taking another run on 4K, this time on her own! All indications for this press release tell me this is the same great disc as before. It doesn't indicate if the English and Spanish dubbed tracks will be included or not. My guess is that they will be and this is just a simple repackage without the custom slipcover - we've put in a question about that and when we get news we'll update. until then here's to 25 years of Run Lola** Run! **

    ***Run Lola Run - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray ***

    [***! ***](https://ultrahd.highdefdigest.com/134701/runlolarun4kultrahdbluray.html "Run Lola Run - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Sony Pictures Classics")

    SYNOPSIS

    A thrilling post-MTV roller-coaster ride, RUN LOLA RUN is the internationally acclaimed sensation\ about two star-crossed lovers who have only minutes to change the course of their lives. Time is running out for Lola (Franka Potente). She's just received a frantic phone call from her boyfriend Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu), who's lost a small fortune belonging to his mobster boss. If Lola doesn't replace the money in twenty minutes, Manni will surely suffer severe consequences. Written and directed by Tom Tykwer.

    **DISC DETAILS AND BONUS MATERIALS\ 4K ULTRA HD DISC **

    • Feature presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
    • German 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
    • Special Features:
      • Audio Commentary with Director Tom Tykwer and Actor Franka Potente
      • Audio Commentary with Director Tom Tykwer and Editor Mathilde Bonnefoy
      • Making-Of Featurette
      • Still Running Featurette
      • "Believe" Music Video
      • Theatrical Trailer
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    Rage (Xbox360)

    Not exactly a photo mode but I'm loving Rage. The post apocalyptic design is wonderful and the game is full of detailed locations, even if the textures are quite low resolution in places.

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    ew.com First trailer for 'Hellboy: The Crooked Man' unveils newest incarnation of the big red hero

    Something is wrong in Appalachia in the first trailer for 'Hellboy: The Crooked Man.' Jack Kesy stars as the big red hero trying to figure it out.

    First trailer for 'Hellboy: The Crooked Man' unveils newest incarnation of the big red hero

    > Something is wrong in Appalachia in the first trailer for 'Hellboy: The Crooked Man.' Jack Kesy stars as the big red hero trying to figure it out.

    I would've shared the video via YouTube, but unfortunately, it's embedded into Entertainment Weekly's web page. As a big Hellboy fan, I'm not sure what to make of it so far, but I like the horror vibe.

    Fuck it, I ripped it to my YouTube account. Find it here.

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    Rage (Xbox360)

    I've spent four hours playing Rage today via the Xbox Series backwards compatibility. (Is it emulation or real hardware?)

    Anyway, for an Xbox360 game I think this looks really good and still holds up today. The speedy loading times certainly help as well.

    I did try and play a while ago on the PS3. I don't know if Rage was pushing the PS3 to the limit, but as you turned around, you would catch models and textures loading in. Apparently you could alleviate this a bit by installing an SSD but you're still limited by the PS3's older SATA connection.

    Having played this on my Series X, I don't know if the Xbox Series is almost void of this because of the modern hardware or if the Xbox360 version was actually the better machine with this game engine.

    I completed Rage 2 a year or so ago when it was given away free on the Epic Game Store and loved it. The original game is essentially the same but on a much smaller scale. It's a balanced gameplay of driving and FPSs sections.

    I LOL'd on my first encounter when I've if the bad guys shouted, "Where's that wanker!" 😆

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    Arrow Announces and Details September 2024 4K UHD and Blu-ray Titles

    Arrow Announces and Details September 2024 4K UHD and Blu-ray Titles ====================================================================

    Arrow Video's September 2024 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray lineup includes

    • The Chronicles of Riddick (4K & Blu-ray)
    • The Threat on Blu-ray
    • Torso on 4K UHD Blu-ray with an Arrow store exclusive slipcover version
    • Friday the 13th (2009) on 4K UHD Blu-ray
    • (UK only) Love, Death & Apocalypse: Three Films by Álex de la Iglesia in 4K UHD & Blu-ray.

    Did you hope to save some cash in September? Well, the bad news is you might want to check the couch cushions because Arrow is making sure we need to scrounge up all the spare change we can find!

    I tried posting all the details, but it was too much for Lemmy. Find all the details here.

    !

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    www.brickfanatics.com LEGO Wicked set names, prices, and pieces rumoured

    With LEGO Wicked sets now confirmed, we've spotted some rumoured set names that offer a better sense of what's to come to the new theme.

    LEGO Wicked set names, prices, and pieces rumoured

    > With LEGO Wicked sets now confirmed, we've spotted some rumoured set names that offer a better sense of what's to come to the new theme.

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