Jason Statham in the MCU in the new Blade movie as Van Helsing? I'm so down for that
Statham was initially said to be interested in playing Daredevil, but he’s now 53 years old and the studio want someone much younger to play Matt Murdock if Charlie Cox doesn’t return. As such, they’ve floated the idea of him joining Blade instead as Van Helsing.
The original Blade trilogy was heavy on martial arts action, and Statham definitely fits that particular bill. That being said, it remains to be seen if he’d want to take a supporting role in the MCU when his stock is at an all-time high following the success of The Meg and his continued involvement in the Fast and Furious franchise. Either way, it seems Van Helsing will definitely appear in the film and that in and of itself is very exciting news.
WWE is saddened to learn that James Harris, known to WWE fans as Kamala, has passed away at age 70.
Under the frightening face paint of Kamala, the 6-foot-7, 380-pound Harris battled the greatest Superstars in sports-entertainment history, including Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker and Andre the Giant.
He terrorized opponents and thrilled audiences in Mid-South, World Class Championship Wrestling, WCW and WWE until 2006.
WWE extends its condolences to Harris' family, friends and fans.
Marty Jannetty posted a bizarre story on Facebook yesterday where it sounded like he murdered a man who tried to molest him when he was 13 years old. A police investigation was started in response to his story, and now Jannetty is trying to clarify what exactly happened. Here is how he described the situation to the Boston Wrestling Sports show.
He first goes on about misleading headlines that, according to him, falsely claimed he admitted to murder:
“I said he disappeared, I didn’t say I killed him. I said he disappeared.”
Jannetty describes the scene in a little bit of detail. There was a weed exchange inside the man’s car, and then the man inappropriately groped him. Marty fled the car, but the man chased him and pinned him on the ground in broad daylight, attempting to unzip his pants. That’s when Jannetty explains how he escaped:
“There was a brick laying there...what do you do when you’re 13?”
“I can’t say he deserved to die, but he deserved to get his ass beat. And when I was beating him in the head with a brick, I was only trying to beat his ass, I wasn’t trying to kill him.”
“My brother Geno, bad boy, not one to mess with. And I never could tell him, ‘cause I know what he would have done if I told him. But I already took care of it myself...No other kids never had to worry about him.”
Jannetty then turns the story into a disturbing lesson about how he can’t stand jealousy, and how that’s the only reason he even told this story to begin with.
“Can you imagine dragging him to the river and throwing him in? And then finding out on the news this guy is missing? And you know the dude. And you know more than that...I made my mind up that day...nobody would ever hurt me again. And that comes with jealousy. My girlfriends are jealous. I can’t stand jealousy, and I was just trying to let her know that.”
This mostly sounds to me like the description of a man who died on the scene, but Marty wants you to know that’s not what he’s saying:
“I’m not saying right now that he died, but I’m just saying a person don’t need to die because they’re fucked up in the head.”
Finally, he reveals some advice that a friend offered him:
“Somebody told me not to do any interviews...”
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A Midnight Sons movie has been rumored to be in the works for a while now, of course, and Marvel would no doubt be happy to acquiesce to Keanu Reeves’ demands if it results in him joining the franchise. While we likely won’t hear any official news on this for a while, even on paper the idea of his Ghost Rider heading an all-star lineup that could potentially involve the likes of Doctor Strange, Moon Knight, the Punisher and Blade as they embark on a supernatural adventure is a mouth-watering prospect
Talks between Reeves and Marvel Studios had moved to the advanced stage of negotiations, with the 55 year-old reportedly keen on the idea that the Johnny Blaze version of Ghost Rider could be the role that finally convinces him to join the world’s biggest franchise – after Kevin Feige previously admitted that they approach him for almost every movie that the studio makes.
Of course, fans are already more than on board with the idea of seeing the John Wick star assuming the mantle of the Spirit of Vengeance and while it’s still yet to be confirmed if he’ll officially sign up for the role, we’ve now heard that Reeves wants to play a prominent part in the MCU if he agrees to tackle Ghost Rider.
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Marty Jannetty’s social media has surprised fans before. It seems like he recently told an old story where he admitted to making a man “disappear.”
Jannetty logged onto Facebook and he posted a story about when he was 13. He was buying marijuana from a man that he referred to with a homophobic slur. This man allegedly tried to drag a young Jannetty around a bowling alley where he was working. This is when Jannetty apparently made a man “disappear” for the first time.
"I never told no one this, even my brother Geno.. cause Geno would’ve killed him, and I didn’t want my brother gone,, hell he’d only recently came home from Vietnam. I was 13, working at Victory Lanes bowling alley buying weed from a f*g that worked there… and he put his hands on me.. he dragged me around to the back of the building.. you already know what he was gonna try to do.
That was the very first time I made a man disappear.. they never found him.. they shoulda looked in the Chattahoochee River.. but Winnie (the girl in these pics) I likes you do damn much, probably my favorite.. but I promised myself way back then, nobody would ever hurt me again… that includes you… I loved you but you hurt me with your f*ckin Jamaican jealously.. you can go your own way, I don’t need you."
We’re not 100% sure what is going on with Marty Jannetty. It’s impossible to ever really tell with him. This is still a rather concerning story to hear, no matter the context
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From Fox News:
The NW Film Center canceled an Aug. 6 outdoor screening of the 1990 movie "Kindergarten Cop," starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, after it was excoriated on Twitter for glorifying the traumatization of children by police and compared to "Birth of a Nation" and "Gone with the Wind."
The movie stars Schwarzenegger as a detective who goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher in order to root out a drug dealer whose child may be one of the students in the class. It was filmed in Astoria, Ore., and turns 30 in December of this year.
The NWFC chose it "for its importance in Oregon filmmaking history," according to a press release. However, their stance quickly changed following a Saturday tweetstorm by left-leaning Portland author Lois Leveen.
Leveen went on a Twitter rant six tweets long about how the film is exploitative and has no comedic or redeeming qualities. She also referenced a "school-to-prison" pipeline and claimed the police frequently arrest American children and throw them in jail.
"What's so funny about School-to-Prison pipeline? Kindergarten Cop-Out: Tell @nwfilmcenter there's nothing fun in cops traumatizing kids. National reckoning on overpolicing is a weird time to revive Kindergarten Cop. IRL, we are trying to end school-to-prison pipeline."
— Lois Leveen (@LoisLeveen) August 1, 2020
In an email to Willamette Week, Leveen likened the Schwarzenegger vehicle to Birth of a Nation and Gone With the Wind:
It's true Kindergarten Cop is only a movie. So are Birth of a Nation and Gone With the Wind, but we recognize films like those are not 'good family fun.'…They are relics of how pop culture feeds racist assumptions. Because despite what the movie shows…in reality, schools don't transform cops. Cops transform schools, and in an extremely detrimental way.
This news comes following a public backlash against HBO Max after it removed "Gone with the Wind" from its platform in June. The network was forced to reinstate the cinema classic but included additional content, meant to contextualize the movie, in the form of two recorded conversations.
One of the most beloved television comedies is making a comeback. A Who’s the Boss? sequel is in development at Sony Pictures Television.
Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano are on board to reprise their iconic roles as Tony and Samantha Micelli, a father/daughter relationship that families around the world grew up with over the course of 196 episodes on ABC from 1984-92.
The new show will take place 30 years after the events of the original series, centered around former Major League Baseball player/retired housekeeper Tony Micelli and his relationship with his daughter Samantha Micelli. She is now a single mother, living in the house the original series was set in. In line with Norman Lear’s classic shows, the new comedy will explore generational differences, as well as opposing world views and parenting styles within the dynamic of a modern family in 2020.
Original cast members Judith Light (Angela) and Danny Pintauro (Jonathan) are supportive of the new series, and the hope is to find creative ways to work them and their characters into the show. The cast remains very close to this day. The other standout cast member, Katherine Helmond (Mona), passed away on February 23, 2019.
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Leaping over walls, taking a punch, landing a kick, feeling the heat of an explosion, and sometimes holding dangerously sharp objects, these are the routine dangers stuntwomen face at the office. On September 22, 2020, Shout! Studios will unleash the highly anticipated documentary feature STUNTWOMEN: THE UNTOLD HOLLYWOOD STORY on digital platforms everywhere for watch-at-home.
Directed by April Wright (Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace) and narrated by Michelle Rodriguez (Widows, The Fast and the Furious), STUNTWOMEN: THE UNTOLD HOLLYWOOD STORY is the inspiring untold story about the unsung professionals, their struggles on screen to perform at the highest level, and their fight off-screen to be treated fairly and equally. The movie takes us behind-the-scenes and introduces us to the female stunt performers who drive the action and thrills of Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster movies from the silent age of cinema to present day.
STUNTWOMEN: THE UNTOLD HOLLYWOOD STORY, based on the best-selling book by Mollie Gregory, introduces us to the secret stars who provide the electrifying action that makes the best Hollywood movies and television, from the first black-and-white “flickers” to today’s high-tech mega epics. These unheralded heroines are the generations of stuntwomen who risked their lives in front of the camera, while behind it they fought for equal rights with male stunt performers, battled sexism and harassment, sustained life-threatening injuries and returned to the fray after each battle. Michelle Rodriguez meets some of the stuntwomen who have doubled for her in numerous action sequences. Film historian Ben Mankiewicz (Turner Classic Movies) guides Michelle and two stunt performers through film clips from the early days of cinema, when women performed their own stunts. Directors Paul Verhoeven, Paul Feig and Anne Fletcher and producer Al Ruddy discuss the importance of stunt performers in their films and reveal some tricks of the trade. Nell Scovell (Lean In, Sabrina the Teenage Witch) has written the provocative and insightful narration.
This captivating film spotlights some of the most extraordinary stuntwomen of our time and skillfully weaves personal interviews with a treasure trove of archival materials, including rare onset footage and photos. Among the pioneers and rising stunt performers interviewed include Jeannie Epper (Wonder Woman, Charlie’s Angels), Julie Ann Johnson (Caprice, Charlie’s Angels), Jadie David (Foxy Brown, Escape from L.A.), Donna Evans (Total Recall, The Italian Job), Debbie Evans (The Fast and the Furious, The Matrix Reloaded), Donna Keegan (True Lies, Scarface), Amy Johnston (Captain America: Winter Soldier, Suicide Squad), Alyma Dorsey (Captain Marvel, Birds of Prey), Heidi Moneymaker (Black Widow, Captain America: Civil War), Keisha Tucker (Black Panther, Birds of Prey), Jessie Graff (Wonder Woman, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Angela Meryl (Kill Bill Vol. 1, Skyfall), Cheryl Lewis (Orange is the New Black, Luke Cage), Jennifer Caputo (Jason Bourne, The Amazing Spider-Man), Kelly Roisin (Venom, Ant-Man), Deven McNair (Green Lantern, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), among many notables. The film also features original song, “Without A Net” written by Academy Award® nominee Diane Warren and performed by Mickey Guyton.
STUNTWOMEN: THE UNTOLD HOLLYWOOD STORY is directed by April Wright and produced by Stephanie Austin, Michael Gruskoff, and Marion Rosenberg; narration written by Nell Scovell; executive producers Michelle Rodriguez, Alex Hamilton, Jay Strommen, Larry Nealy, Robert Hickman, Lynwood Spinks, Ryan Bury, James Andrew Felts; associate producers, Daniel Pour and Deborah Miller; cinematographer, Svetlana Cvetko; editor, Jonathan P. Shaw; executive music producer, Bonnie Greenberg; composer, Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum. A production of Gruskoff Films, Neasden Productions, Beachwood Productions, Inc., JBird Entertainment, and Cheshire Kat Productions, Inc. in association with Motion Picture Exchange.
The interview that I've waited over 15 years to conduct. I finally get a chance to sit down with action star Lorenzo Lamas. Lorenzo was a first class gentleman. We covered it all. Falcon Crest, Renegade, Bounty Tracker, Snake Eater, and more. Sit back and enjoy.
Lorenzo Fernando Lamas He is best known for his role of Lance Cumson, the irresponsible grandson of Angela Channing — played by Jane Wyman — in the soap opera Falcon Crest (1981–1990), for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film.
Lamas is also known for his roles as Reno Raines in the crime drama series Renegade (1992–1997), and Hector Ramirez in the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful (2004–2006
Cory G sits down with Kirk Acevedo. Kirk was a cool stand up guy. This was a fun interview from top to bottom. Hopefully we can speak again. We talk Oz, Arrow, and everything in between.
Kirk M. Acevedo (born November 27, 1971) is an American actor. He is primarily known for his work on television for the portrayals of Miguel Alvarez in the HBO series Oz, Joe Toye in Band of Brothers, FBI Agent Charlie Francis in the science-fiction series Fringe, and Jose Ramse in 12 Monkeys. His best-known films are The Thin Red Line, Dinner Rush and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. He portrayed comic book villain Ricardo Diaz / The Dragon on Arrow as the main antagonist in seasons six and the first half of season seven