"I always come back to Jaws, not that I have a shark in Spawn! But that shark was enormous. And at anytime in the movie, did they tell me why the shark was so damn big? No! Did it matter to me? No! All that mattered was that it was big and in the same vicinity as humans. Or John Carpenter's The Thing: where do the aliens come from? I don't know! What was its reason for taking over bodies? I don't know! It just was. I'm OK without an origin. Just give me a compelling story, scare the shit out of me from time to time, and I'm along for the ride."
For someone who got into the movie game right about the time the comic book movie market crashed due to Batman & Robin's egregious failure to impress, Todd McFarlane seems to have learned as many lessons about the film industry as he has about the comic industry. In particular, he understands that while audiences new and old have a hunger to learn the origins of whatever character they're about to see, they don't always need it to tell a good story. To be honest, Spawn does seem like the perfect type of film to pull just that sort of introduction off, as the canonical origin story is pretty simple.
All you really need to know about Spawn is that his human form, Al Simmons, was a Special Ops soldier who was murdered in the line of duty -- simply because he was growing a conscience. In exchange for seeing his wife again on Earth, he was turned into the disfigured Hellspawn he is today and sent back to the surface. Now as far as a comic book, or even a standard type of comic book movie is concerned, this is rich material to mine for a solid first act in a 2-2.5 hour movie. Which again, there's nothing wrong with that. But considering McFarlane's budgetary concerns, as well as his personal tastes, that sort of dog won't hunt.
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Oh that wacky Corey Feldman is at it again, this time accusing Marilyn Manson of faking his on stage accedent to help sell albums. In fact Alternative Nation had this to report
Corey Feldman attacked Marilyn Manson followed his injury at a concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York last weekend. At the show a stage prop collapsed on Manson, and he was rushed to the hospital and his tour was put on hold. Feldman claimed that it’s a faked ‘publicity stunt’ and that Manson is a ‘Satanist’ who ‘worships the devil, rape, murder, and demoralizing others.’
Feldman tweeted, “Umm actually it’s called an insurance claim! Make a million sitting at home! Sounds like a clever business plan 2 me! And I’m not Mormon!” He also said, “My #BELIEF is LOVE ALL MORALISTIC POSITIVE BEINGS! However I DETEST those who glorify murder ABUSE & darkness! #GODSWORD.”
Marilyn Manson’s former keyboardist Madonna Wayne Gacy (aka Pogo) has responded to Corey Feldman’s rant about Manson’s injury he suffered at the Hammerstein Ballroom last week.
Gacy wrote the following, calling Feldman a better actor than Brian Warner, Marilyn Manson’s real name.
“I saw Corey Feldman perform last year on The Today Show, and it was one of the best things I’ve ever seen … in comedy.”
“Still he was a much better actor than Brian ever will be…”
“I mean he still does the Michael Jackson Style dancing, and I know they hung out together, so I imagine he got his butthole fingered by Michael while on the Jesus Juice.”
“That’s enough to make anyone a little wacky.”
“Add to that being a child star / drug addict, and you have the perfect recipe for disaster.”
This is the 4th Feldman story in less than a week. I can't wait to see what he does next
“Happy Death Day” is poised to dominate the box office its opening weekend, with a projected $26 million at 3,149 locations, significantly ahead of its initial $15-20 million predictions.
The Blumhouse film brought in $11.6 million Friday, which includes $1 million from Thursday night previews. Backed by Universal, the horror flick stars Jessica Rothe as a woman who is forced to relive her death over and over again until she finds out who killed her — a gory twist on the classic “Groundhog Day.”
“Happy Death Day” caps a tremendous year for Blumhouse. In January, the company’s “Split” launched to $40 million, before ending its run with $278.3 million globally. A month later, the critically acclaimed “Get Out” delivered a $33.4 million debut, going on to pick up $253.1 million in global grosses.
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When you have an entertainment website you obviously have to search for entertainment news. Well latley it's all about Hollywood sex scandals. I for one do not believe everyone I read as some are pretty far fetched. Granted I believe about 90 percent of them though.
When going through the news this morning one of my favorite action stars of the 90s has made those headlines. I'm talking about Steven Seagal. This is part of an article I read on The Washington Post site
In the wake of the Weinstein scandal, a number of women have come forward this week with allegations of sexual harassment against the action movie star. Start with TV reporter Lisa Guerrero.
In 1996, Guerrero was a 31-year-old with a few minor roles to her credit (Matlock, Batman Returns ) when her manager, Lorraine Berglund, phoned with exciting news. “They want you to read for the female lead in a Steven Seagal film,” Berglund said, “but the audition is going to be held at his house in Beverly Hills.”
Upon arrival, Guerrero and Rhodes were greeted by Seagal, who answered the door clad only in a silk robe. He ushered them into a side room, where he sat in an oversized, ornate chair on a platform (“We called it ‘the throne,” says Guerrero) and asked Guerrero to read her scenes. When she finished, Seagal, who was also a producer on the film, Fire Down Below, said, “You’re fantastic! Tell me about yourself.”
“I drove home feeling pretty good about the audition,” Guerrero recalls, “and that same day my manager called. ‘Steven wants to offer you the lead,’ she said, ‘but you have to go back to his home for a private rehearsal tonight.’ ”
According to the Newsweek article linked above, “Inside Edition” is preparing a report that will include similar allegations by multiple women going back decades.
I've never met Steven Seagal but after seeing Hard to Kill as a teenager I started studying Akido. By no means is Seagal a hero of mine I always looked forward to his films. Even now when he's the subject of mockery, some of which is deserved I still sit back and watch his straight to video movies.
I hope this is a bs accusation buy I'm sure it's only a matter of time before the memes of him on a throne pop up.