Posts tagged "The Rock"

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I’m going to format these a little differently from now on, putting the links to other websites first and the news stories second, that way less good people get buried beneath mediocre news!

**Pre-Code watches the Calvacade!

**Forgotten Classics of Yesteryear goes 23 Skidoo!

**Turban Decay faces Zero Dark Thirty!

**Beth Loves Bollywood’s Beth Watkins stops by The Cultural Gutter to give tips on Using Fantasy To Be Better Than We Are In Real Life!

**Fist of B-List battles a Psycho Kickboxer!

**Blueprint: Review and the Weekend of Trash IX!

**Pulp Curry and Wallace Stroby give us the best 5 crime films you’ve never seen!

**Kyle Baker put up a whole ton of his comics for free!

**Check out the fantabulous art of Scott C., and feel guilty for the drawings you don’t recognize!

**This drawing of a teddy bear with a wooden sword protecting a girl from a giant monster has been optioned for a film starring The Rock. What you hear is the sound of a thousand people breaking out their sketch pads! You can thank Ted for this.

**The Rock is also Hercules in Brett Ratner’s Hercules!

**A remake of Romancing the Stone is a possibility. Because kids love a good Romancing the Stone flick…

**French action crime flick Point Blank is getting both a US and a Korean remake. The US version is rumored to be produced by Mark Wahlberg, while the Korean version will be directed by Juhn Jai-hong (a former protege of Kim Ki-duk)

**Speaking of Kim Ki-duk and his proteges, another one (Shin Yeon-shik) will be directing Rough Play, an action thriller Kim Ki-duk wrote and is producing. Boy band singer Lee Jun stars, he was also in Ninja Assassin. The plot deals with an actor who gets big overnight and the danger that entails.

**A Gremlins reboot is simmering once again.

And we’re outta here, until the next time we’re in here. Which will be soon.

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - January 25, 2013 at 6:35 pm

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Lore gets Barry Sonnenfeld as director

The comic Lore is basically MIB for mythical creatures, so getting MIB, MIIB, and MIIIB director Barry Sonnenfeld sounds like a good deal. Add that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is attached and it sounds even better. The Lore comic is made by Ashley Wood and T.P. Louise and features Shepherds that hold back mythical creatures from causing problems. Except the line of Shepherds is broken and a replacement is chosen, thus leading to drama fit for visual storytelling.

The screenplay by Cory Goodman and Jeremy Lott led to a bidding war between Warner Brothers, Paramount, and Sony. Warners won on a seven figure deal.

With The Rock attached and the studios excited because the film at least has enough good stuff to get people interested, maybe we’ll end up with a fun fantasy romp. And it’s cool how I didn’t make a joke about Lore also being the name of Data’s brother….WHOOPS!!

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Lore

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - September 26, 2012 at 1:19 pm

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I guess I can't handle the tooth

Woe is me…

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - October 4, 2009 at 10:37 pm

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Doom (Review)

Doom


2005
Starring
Karl Urban as John Grimm
The Rock as Sarge
Rosamund Pike as Samantha Grimm
Deobia Oparei as Destroyer
Ben Daniels as Goat
Dexter Fletcher as Pinky

A video game with a cult-like following, which pretty much single-handedly changed First Person Shooters (FPS) into a game archetype of their own. A game every male of my generation with a computer played when it came out, and map sites still exist on the internet. Scientists open a portal to Hell on Martian moons, and demons come through killing anyone they can get their claws on. Only the Doom Guy (as I and my friends called him) stands in their way. Oh, and there is some sequel that came out recently that’s pretty dark, I hear. With lame franchises like Alone in the Dark and Double Dragon losing money at the box office, it was only a matter of time before studios got the bigger named video game movies out so they, too, could lose lots of money. That was attempted to be avoided with this film, where they actually kept some aspects of the plot, and introduced some gimmicks to get people in the audience. But is the film any good? Or are we doommed? Will I use any more terribly obvious puns? Read on, read on…


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Posted by Tars Tarkas - November 12, 2005 at 11:48 am

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