That’s right, it’s time for a brand new episode of The Flickcast.
Still making ’em as fast as we can. Thanks again for your patience.
On this week’s episode Chris and Joe discuss Suicide Squad, the latest episode of Mr. Robot, movies, TV and probably complain a bit. Plus, the usual more.
No beer for Chris this week (he’s on meds) but Joe’s “beer” pick is the Root Sellers Hard Root Beer. Picks this week include Chris’ pick of the movie Hell or High Water and Joe’s pick of the new Amazon pilot Jean-Claude Van Johnson.
As always, if you have comments, questions, critiques, offers of sponsorship, or whatever, feel free to hit us up in the comments, on Twitter, at Facebook, Google+ or shoot us an email.
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That’s right, they’re back. Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren and newcomer (to this franchise at least) Scott Adkins lead the cast as the Unisols are back in action. More sex, more violence, more fights and, well, more everything, make us actually pretty interestd in this one.
Although, even with all the obvious fun, we’re still not completely sure this movie will contain double the Van Damage. That’s a tall order. But hell, we an always hope.
Check out all you could ever want to know about Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning after the break. Look for the movie itself on iTunes and in theaters on November 30th.
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The concept behind The Expendables is admirable, mix together as many bad ass action super stars from the last three decades of film into one franchise. The cast list of the first film read like a who’s who of the greatest action talent, even going so far as to feature Arnold and Willis in cameos.
The second film, out this Friday, uped the ante with the original cast returning along with full roles for The Arnold, Bruce Willis and even Van Damme. As great as that group is how do you top it? Total Film had a chance to talk to the film’s producer Avi Lerner to ask that very question:
We’ve approached Clint Eastwood to be one of the guys, we’ve got a character in mind for him. We’re talking to Harrison Ford. [And we want] Wesley Snipes when he comes back from prison. I’ll give you one more name, we’ve got Nicolas Cage to play [one of the characters]… And we’re going to bring Mickey Rourke back, if he won’t be too crazy. I like Mickey. And of course, all the existing stars [will return]”
Wow, talk about reaching for the stars. Who knows if they will actually nail any of those guys, but it is good to see the producers won’t consider any action icon to big to approach. Which begs the question, when will they give Mel Gibson a call?
You can check out The Expendables 2 this week and stay tuned to The Flickcast for any testosterone riddled casting updates in the future.
Action Stars? Check. Explosions? Check. More Action Stars? Check. Foreground Flames for no reason? Check. Still more Action Stars? Check, check, check.
Yep, the new Expendables 2 poster hits on just about every note you could possibly expect in an action movie poster. It exudes masculine, muscle-bound machismo more so than any poster for an actual feature film I can recall. Which is exactly the right tone they should be setting in their marketing.
Looking at this poster reminds me of a thought that crossed my mind while watching The Avengers. Projects like these ought not to exist, when we were growing up the concept of an all out action franchise staring just about every icon of the genre was a pipe dream. Now it is a reality.
People still want to worry about the rating, but with the way the MPAA has softened their stance on violence in the last decade I am sure the ‘spolsions and shootin’ wont be too neutered. It is also key to remember Stallone shot the first Expendables to be PG-13 as well, most of the R-rated content was the result of re-shoots.
Take a look at the full poster after the jump, and be prepared to be blown away by pure awesomeness August 17th.
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After Dark Films, who over the last couple of years have become well known for releasing horror films to theaters and home video, has partnered with Dark Castle Home Entertainment to bring you a new franchise of films, this time all action based.
Aptly named After Dark Action will present a collection of original action flicks starring a myriad of established and new talent.
Like they did with their horror compilations, After Dark Films does a tremendous job of bringing films that would otherwise not get distributed to market. Any one familiar with their previous horror films knows that we can expect some of these films to be great and some to be stinkers, but they are all usually worth a viewing.
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Next year is shaping up to be a pretty gigantic year for movies. Between Nolan’s ultimate film in the Dark Knight saga, Peter Jackson returning to the Shire with The Hobbit, and the Marvel superfilm The Avengers. One film not on that list, but sure to please the fans is the sequel to Sylvester Stallone’s action movie love letter, The Expendables.
The new film, set to have almost twice as many famous faces in the action genre, is gearing up to have a pretty big marketing campaign behind it, as the last film grossed over $274 million worldwide. This time, we can expect to see names like Chuck Norris, Jean Claude Van Damme, and chinese actress Yu Nan join the cast. Here’s the synopsis.
The Expendables are back and this time it’s personal…The team is reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them.
Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time — six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that’s nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother. That is done the Expendables way…
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Welcome to another edition of On the Radar where we delve into all corners of the entertainment, tech and geek Internets for news, views and whatnot that may have escaped our regular coverage during the week. Let is know if we missed something interesting.
• While things aren’t going so well for the Uncharted or Assassin’s Creed film adaptations, that hasn’t stopped a studio from moving forward on a film based on the classic monster game Rampage.
• The heads of action fans everywhere may just explode when they see the very first poster for The Expendables 2 featuring Norris, Van Damme, and the whole cast.
• Take a jump in a depressing time machine as you see young Tim Burton acting as normal as ever in this footage from Disney Studios circa 1980.
• It looks like the internet is seeping into mainstream media again, as The Annoying Orange was just announced to have a show coming up on Cartoon Network.
• Exactly how many times did The Force get brought up in all 6 Star Wars films? We have no idea, but here they all are.
• You may know the prime Muppets, but here is a list of the best known Muppets from around the world that you may have never heard of. Like Oscar the Grouch’s Israeli cousin.
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Now that just about every action hero from Jean-Claude Van Damme to Chuck Norris has been signed to punch and kick alongside Stallone in The Expendables 2, we can now see that some of the seasoned veterans are giving some screen time to the young up-and-comers as Knowing star Liam Hemsworth (brother of Thor, Chris), has joined the cast.
Liam, who is seeing nothing but hoge projects coming up, will have a pretty juicy part alongside some of the international actions stars joining in the fun. Here’s the report from Variety.
“The Hunger Games” star Liam Hemsworth has just been cast alongside Sylvester Stallone in Millennium Films’ action extravaganza, which will be released by Lionsgate.
Simon West is directing the star-studded sequel, which finds Stallone returning as team leader Barney Ross.
He’s expected to be joined by past co-stars Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews and Randy Couture. Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger are also back to expand on their cameos from the first film. Along with Hemsworth, other newcomers to the franchise include Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris
According to reports, the film is set to start shooting next month, and will have an even bigger cast than we anticipated, with Stallone dropping names like Michael Beihn and Nicolas Cage in at the last minute.
All we know is that the film will be even bigger and more explosion-packed when it hits theaters next year.
For those of you going through action movie withdrawal, fear not, as Sylvester Stallone’s Expendables are coming back for a second round with an even more star-studded cast.
After the announcement yesterday that Chuck Norris and Jean Claude Van Damme would be joining the film, we have received awe- worthy news that both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis will have significantly expanded roles in the sequel.
Millennium Films has finally begun confirming which rumored stars will actually be showing up in the action-packed blockbuster, which will be directed by Simon (Con Air) West. An official cast list for The Expendables has made its way online, with the obvious returning stars Jason Statham, Jet Li, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Dolph Lundgren and Mickey Rourke, who are all returning as part of Stallone’s mercenary crew.
Along with Jean Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris, Scott Adkins was also confirmed for the film. It is rumored that these are not the only names that will pop up in the coming months.
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From the studio that brought you The Squid and the Whale and There Be Dragons (which you may not have heard of, but which is really fun to say in a pirate voice) comes Assassination Games.
Written by Aaron Rahsaan Thomas (Friday Night Lights) and directed by Ernie Barbarash (Hardwired), the film stars Jean-Claude Van Damme as Brazil, a contract killer whose only loyalty is to his pocketbook. Flint (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) is a former assassin who quit the biz after a drug-dealer put his wife in a coma…the same drug dealer who’s just had a contract put on his head. The two enter the game for their own reasons but must form a partnership when they’re pit against criminals and dirty Interpol agents alike.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen JCVD in a straight-up action flick (he’s only 50, after all), and I’m getting a bit of a Hard-Target vibe from this one (though you could toss in nearly any flick of his). It’s nice to see him take on a slightly villainous role for a change, too.
You can check out the trailer after the jump. Assassination Games opens in limited release July 29th.
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