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Den of Thieves (2018) / Z-View

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Den of Thieves (2018)

Director: Christian Gudegast

Screenplay: Christian Gudegast and Paul Scheuring

Stars: Gerard Butler, Jordan Bridges, Pablo Schreiber, Evan Jones,O’Shea Jackson Jr., 50 Cent, Cooper Andrews and Michael Bisping.

The Pitch: “Think The Shield meets Heat!”

Tagline: None.

The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…

Big Nick Flannagan (Butler) leads a LA Sheriff’s office strike force on the trail of an elite team of thieves who’ve staged several bank robberies executed with military precision.  Flannagan’s team considers themselves a gang with badges and they’re not above doing whatever it takes to solve cases. When they find themselves head-to-head with thieves that are their equals it becomes clear that a final showdown is looming.

Den of Thieves is more than just a good guys vs bad guys or heist movie.  I really liked it and the 2 hours and 20 minutes flew by.  Everyone with me felt the same.  It was interesting in that the most likable character wasn’t Big Nick Flannagan, yet, like The Shield‘s Vic Mackey, you find yourself pulling for him.  Den of Thieves hits all the right notes and has a great twist ending that I won’t spoil.  I have a feeling that Den of Thieves will be one that I like even better on subsequent viewings.

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New Romero Zombie Film and Web Series!

Posted in Celebs, Horror, and Movies

Tina Romero, George Romero’s daughter, has two horror-related projects in the works…

The first is a web series she is creating in collaboration with horror icon, Tom Savani and Robert Tinnell (who wrote and produces the series).  Actor Jason Baker described the web series by saying…

“Imagine Oldboy shot as a silent film starring Lon Chaney Sr. It’s violent…”

This sounds interesting.  More info about the web series can be found at Bloody Disgusting: First Details On Horror Web Series Directed By Tom Savini and George Romero’s Daughter.

Tina’s second project is a feature titled Queens of the Dead.  Here’s Tina…

Queens of the Dead is a fusion of two huge parts of my world: zombies and Gay nightlife. It’s a tribute to my father as well as my entrée into the genre he grandfathered. I can’t say too much yet, but what I can tell you is that this film will have all the hallmarks of a George A. Romero classic: farce, politics, heroes, ********, and most importantly, herds of silly and slow moving walkers that you can’t help but love. But I’m doing it Tina-style, and bringing the glitter, choreography, queers & queens.”

For more details check out Bloody Disgusting: Tina Romero, George Romero’s Daughter, Directing Queens of the Dead.

As we’ve previously reported, Cameron Romero, George Romero’s son is working on his own zombie feature, Rise of the Dead.

Dorothy Malone – R.I.P.

Posted in Celebs, Movies, RIP, and TV

Dorothy Malone, Oscar winner as best supporting actress for her 1956 performance in Written on the Wind has died at age 92.  Malone is probably best known for her starring role in the  1960s TV series Peyton Place.  Visitors here might remember her for her last role as Sharon Stone’s friend in Basic Instinct

Dorothy Malone played in over 100 roles on film and tv, but I’ll always best remember her small role with Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep.  In a scene lasting less than 4 minutes, Malone made a huge impact. I’ll bet Bogart returned to the Acme Bookstore after solving the case.  I know I would have.  Check out the scene and see if you don’t agree.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dorothy Malone’s family, friends and fans.

Sly Stallone Posts Rare 1st “Rocky” Poster Art by Tom Jung

Posted in Art, Celebs, and Movies

For my money, the Rocky poster above is perfection.  Everything from the tagline (“His whole life was a million-to-one shot”) to the black and white photography of a fighter and his woman looking at each other surrounded by stark white (nothing else in their world matters) with their backs to the viewer.  The big, bold ROCKY.  I love this poster.  It’s a classic.

And it might not have been used if they’d gone with the first Rocky poster ever made!

Sly Stallone posted on his Instagram the art by Tom Jung below saying…

Very very very rare! Believe it or not this was the first poster ever made for the first ROCKY… Hand drawn.! This is the ONLY one in existence !!!!

Sly posts a lot of cool updates on his Sly Stallone Instagram.  Click on the link here and see what else Sly had to say about the Tom Jung art.

Frank Stallone also regularly updates his Frank Stallone Instagram.

10 Reasons Jack Lord was the Most Interesting Man on Television

Posted in Art, Celebs, Movies, Trivia, and TV

Me-TV presents 10 Reasons Jack Lord was Truly the Most Interesting Man on Television.  Here are three of my favorites…

4. He was an accomplished painter.
In his youth, Lord also studied at NYU — where he had a football scholarship, no less — and earned a degree in Fine Arts. Yes, he was an artistic athlete. He had at one time hoped to be an art instructor. At the age of 20, he had two of his works accepted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. You can spot his paintings through Hawaii Five-O, hanging on the walls, in episodes like “Invitation to Murder,” “How to Steal a Masterpiece,” and “‘V’ for Vashon.”

6. He was offered the role of Captain Kirk before Shatner.
In some alternate universe, Star Trek reruns are airing with Jack Lord and Martin Landau in the roles of Kirk and Spock. (Now that sounds like a Star Trek plot.) After the captain of the original pilot episode, Jeffrey Hunter, was given the boot on the show, Gene Roddenberry offered the new lead role of James Kirk to Lord. However, Lord had rather high salary demands. He reportedly wanted 50% ownership of the series. Shatner was simply cheaper.

7. He holds a notable place in James Bond history.
While he never made it aboard the Enterprise, Lord did take part in another iconic series. In the first James Bond film, Dr. No, Lord portrayed Felix Leiter, the familiar C.I.A. ally of 007. He was the first actor to play the role in the film series. He might have appeared in more — but money was again the issue. For Goldfinger, Lord wanted more screen time and higher billing. Alas, these are Bond movies, not Leiter movies.

BRUCE LEE: WALK OF THE DRAGON

Posted in Art, Celebs, Comics, and Movies

We have enough Bruce Lee fans who check in here that I wanted to give a heads-up that Darby Pop has a Bruce Lee comic coming out in March.  Bruce Lee: Walk of the Dragon is a one-shot.  Here’s how it is described…

BRUCE LEE WALK OF THE DRAGON ONE SHOT
(W) Shannon Lee, Jeff Kline, Nicole Dubuc (A) Brandon McKinney, Zac Atkinson (CA) John Haun
Philosopher/teacher/real-life superhero Bruce Lee is back. And, let’s be honest, the world needs him now more than ever. Taking a brief respite from battling an otherworldly evil, Bruce Lee attempts to navigate modern-day Southern California despite still suffering from amnesia and having been “out of the loop” for over 45 years. Unfortunately, what was supposed to be a simple “lunch run” soon turns into a comedy of errors involving mistaken identity, a Film Festival,” and the pokey. And despite never being one to initiate fisticuffs, Bruce continues to find it difficult to both hide his martial arts skills – and keep his shirt on.
$3.99

 

Stallone “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” Pin by Matt Ryan Tobin

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Hero Complex Gallery decided to recognize director John McTiernan with their last showing of the year.  Click over and you will find some very cool Die Hard, Predator, Last Action Hero, Hunt for Red October original art, prints, pins and more.

What I thought fans here would dig most is the Stallone Terminator 2: Judgment Day pin by Matt Ryan Tobin.

Source: /Film.