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Month: July 2017

 ‘Atomic Blonde’: How They Turned One Amazing Action Scene Into a Seven-Minute Long Take

Posted in Celebs, and Movies

Atomic Blonde has some of the best action sequences in movies.  The long fight scene on the stairway appears to be done in one continuous take.

It wasn’t.

Chris O’Falt at IndieWire talked with Sam Hargrave  (Atomic Blonde second-unit director and stunt coordinator) who choreographed and filmed the fight scene.  ‘Atomic Blonde’: How They Turned One Amazing Action Scene Into a Seven-Minute Long Take is well worth a read.

Jarrod Alberich Creates Jack Carter for the Win!

Posted in Art, Celebs, and Movies


Jarrod Alberich
aka The Yard Sale Artist created the Jack Carter piece above for me after I won a contest he was running (something he regularly does for his fans).    

Jarrod calls himself The Yard Sale Artist because he uses only materials that he finds at yard sales, thrift stores, dumpsters and so on.  Jarrod is a great guy and his prices are reasonable.  You can see more of his art here.  This is my second piece by Jarrod and my guess is that there will be more to come!

21 Things We Learned from “The Fate of the Furious” Commentary

Posted in Celebs, Movies, and Trivia

Rob Hunter and Film School Rejects present 21 Things We Learned from The Fate of the Furious Commentary. Here are three of my favorites…

11. He has tons of footage that didn’t make the film simply of Johnson and Statham trying to one-up each other with insults. “I think something’s gonna come out of it,” he says, “we’ll see, but I definitely wouldn’t mind seeing a two-hander between Shaw and Hobbs.”

18. Letty’s (Michelle Rodriguez) fight scene at the Russian shipyard reminds Gray of the Patricia Arquette / James Gandolfini brawl in True Romance.

5. The script originally had Dom giving Raldo’s (Celestino Cornielle) keys to his cousin as the race dictated, but Gray suggested otherwise on the day of filming. “That’s what the old Dom would have done,” he says, “but I wanted to give the audience a more evolved Dom.”

 

 

Jonathon Maberry Talks George A. Romero & Nights of the Living Dead!

Posted in Authors, Books, Celebs, Horror, Movies, and Zombies

Most George A. Romero and Night of the Living Dead fans have probably already ordered Nights of the Living Dead edited by Jonathon Maberry and George A. Romero.  (I did!)

Nights of the Living Dead is a…

…a collection of all-new tales set during the forty-eight hours of that legendary outbreak.

Nights of the Living Dead includes stories by some of today’s most important writers: Brian Keene, Carrie Ryan, Chuck Wendig, Craig E. Engler, David J. Schow, David Wellington, Isaac Marion, Jay Bonansinga, Joe R. Lansdale, John A. Russo, John Skipp, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Max Brallier, Mike Carey, Mira Grant, Neal and Brenda Shusterman, and Ryan Brown. Plus original stories by Romero and Maberry!

The fact that Romero signed off on this anthology makes the stories part of the Night of the Living Dead canon.

Jonathon Maberry recently spoke to Derek Anderson at Daily Dead about how Nights of the Living Dead came together and his thrill at getting to work with George Romero. As an added bonus we get access to an excerpt from Maberry’s contribution to the anthology!

 

Shawn McGuan Presents a New Swann & Wrench Adventure!

Posted in Art, and Crime

I dig everything about Shawn McGuan’s faux Swann & Wrench faux paperback cover.  If you tuned in to the last season of Fargo, you’re probably right there with me.

McGuan nailed it perfectly.  Not only did he capture the likenesses, but the beat-up look of the book, the font, the title (Two Against Unfathomable Pinheadery) and the fact that he included the line, A New Swango & Wrench Adventure.  Sign me up for THAT paperback series!

If you’d like to see more of Shawn’s art you can here and here.

Joe Delagatta’s “The Thing” Poster!

Posted in Art, Comics, Horror, and Movies

 

Joe Delagatta recently posted his contribution to The Thing Artbook.  I’ve long been a fan of Joe’s art, but if I hadn’t been already, his Thing piece would have won me over.

After Joe posted his Thing poster, I found myself repeatedly going back to check it out.  So I decided to reach out to Joe and see if he would mind if I posted the art here.  He didn’t, so I did.

I hope you enjoy it as much as me.  If so, you can check out more of Joe’s art or follow him on Twitter.  If you do, tell him “the Stallone guy” sent ya.

The 25 Best Horror Movies to Scare You Senseless

Posted in Horror, and Movies

Sarah Dobbs and GamesRadar recently posted their choices for The 25 Best Horror Movies to Scare You Senseless.  Here are three of my favorites…

12. Carrie (1976)
The movie: Poor old Carrie (Sissy Spacek) is a complete misfit. Her mother’s religious mania keeps her sheltered, confused, and scared, and her schoolmates aren’t much better. Being invited to prom with one of the popular kids looks like Carrie’s ticket to acceptance, but things don’t exactly go to plan and Carrie wreaks spectacular revenge on her tormentors. Brian De Palma expertly crafts a terrifying split-screen finale that shouldn’t work, but acts as a brilliant mood-setter before Carrie’s final walk home to face her mother.

Why it’s scary: There are plenty of high school horrors out there, but few as visceral – or as heart-breaking – as Carrie herself.

10. Night Of The Living Dead (1968)
The movie: The original zombie movie. George Romero basically invented a whole subgenre with this movie, and his slow, shambling, relentless ghouls are still terrifying. As is the idea that, if the dead rise, well have to rely on our neighbours not to get us killed. Yikes.

Why it’s scary: It introduced the world to the idea of undead flesh-eating monsters. Trying to imagine TV and cinema without them? Impossible. The horror genre hasn’t looked back since.

2. The Exorcist (1973)
The movie: After messing with a Ouija board, Regan (Linda Blair) starts acting weirdly. And not just acting weirdly in a normal teenage kind of way: she talks backwards, scuttles around the house like a crab, and does unspeakable things with crucifixes. Her mother calls in a couple of Catholic priests to cast out Regan’s demons, but it won’t be easy.

Why it’s scary: It quite simply has the most evil-soaked atmosphere of any film ever made.

I would have added 28 days later to the overall list.  What else?

Thomas Boatwright, Stanley Rosiello & “The Lords of Flatbush”

Posted in Art, Celebs, Comics, and Movies

Thomas Boatwright puts his spin on Sly from Lords of Flatbush.

Over the years I’ve gotten several Stallone pieces from Thomas.  Here is what has been posted so far… there are more to come.

If you’d like to see more of Thomas Boatwright’s art check out his blog and his DA site. Send him some love.

If you get commissions, you should consider a piece from Thomas. He keeps you totally in the loop on his progress, finishes his commissions on or ahead of schedule, has very reasonable prices, is a fantastic artist and always gives you more than you’re expecting!   – Craig

“Slots” Created, Written and Drawn by Dan Panosian

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Slots Created, Written and Drawn by Dan Panosian

You can say this about the life of Stanley Dance: he did it his way. Unfortunately, his way never took getting old into account. Now, the former boxer is on his last legs, looking for redemption… but he’ll settle for going down swinging.

Roll the dice with superstar artist Dan Panosian as he creates a bold and breathtaking vision of Las Vegas, where everything old can become new, and superstition influences just how the chips fall.

Slots sounds like something that I’ll love and my guess is you will to, if you’re reading this.  Truth be told, I was in when I read “drawn by Dan Panosian.”

If you’re still not convinced, or you’d like to see some preview pages from Slots check out ‘Slots’ Is Dan Panosian’s New Comic From Skybound In October.

Source: Bleeding Cool.