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Alien Covenant Set Visit #3: Ridley Scott, Billy Crudup, & Demian Bichir!

Still in the "WAR ROOM" (READ PART 2 OF MY SET VISIT HERE) actors Billy Crudup and Demian Bichirand were brought in. Both were charming, funny and eloquent with Bichirand in particular being able to stand in for the "The Most Interesting Man in the World" from them Dos Equis commercials in terms of his look and just how damn compelling he was to listen...

Alien Covenant Set Visit #2 Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston & more!

While on the ALIEN COVENANT set (READ PART 1 OF MY REPORT HERE) , we were seated in the "WAR ROOM" and talent was brought in one after another to yap with us! Here are the key things that I got out of our chats with actress Katherine Waterston (who showed up in costume and yes looked like a Ripley clone), gregarious Producer Mark Huffam and the charismatic Michael...

Alien Covenant Set Visit #1: Everything we learned on set, plus SFX info!

When I was asked if I’d be interested in flying all the way to Sydney, Australia to visit the set of Ridley Scott’s ALIEN COVENANT ( New Trailer and Poster at the end of this piece) aka “used to be PROMETHEUS Part 2”; I didn’t have to think about it much, if at all! With films like Alien, Blade Runner, Black Rain, Gladiator, Hannibal, Kingdom of Heaven...

Top 10 Ways to Fix The Expendables series!

As we all know by now; The Expendables 3 tanked at the box-office. Why? Probably a mix of everything. Franchise fatigue (Part 2 had already taken in less at the box-office than Part 1), the PG-13 which alienated some of the core audience (who decided to wait for the unrated Blu-Ray) and the internet leak which most likely nixed out lots of the young demographic they were trying to nab in...

Lone Survivor Experience: Peter Berg, Marcus Luttrell, SEAL training & more!

Check out a video montage of the event and interviews with  Peter Berg , Marcus Luttrell and SEAL Don Shipley at the end of this piece. Oorah! When I saw LONE SURVIVOR  (based on SEAL survivor Marcus Luttrell's  Best Seller of the same name) last year, I loved the picture and was taken aback that it wasn't nominated for Best Picture or that...

The Arrow's personal insight into the journey behind The Shelter!

Hey guys and dolls! As some of you may already know, I’m slated to direct my first horror feature film THE SHELTER early next year (get all the info here) , with an impending crowd-funding campaign kicking in this coming Monday (!!). Here’s a little personal insight into the journey behind the film… Ever since I can remember, all I ever wanted to do was direct feature films...

Review: Bullet to the Head (John Fallon's review)

[read Chris Bumbray's review of this film HERE ] PLOT: A veteran hit man ( Sylvester Stallone ) and a "by the book" cop ( Sung Kang ) team up when the bad guys they’re both seeking happen to be the same gents. BANG, DOWN, OWNED ensues! REVIEW: I worship old school action films (from the 70’s, 80’s and to some degree the...

Set Visit: The Last Stand starring Arnold Schwarzenegger! (Part 2 of 2)

READ PART 1 OF THIS SET VISIT HERE! After witnessing that mano et mano fight between Arnold and the villain being shot, it was lunch time. So I rushed to the set cafeteria (to be first in line, I was starving), got my chow, sat down at an empty table and dug in. Suddenly somebody came and sat besides me, it was Arnold Schwarzenegger. Very surreal for me, in a good way! We shot...

Set Visit: The Last Stand starring Arnold Schwarzenegger! (Part 1 of 2)

I haven't attended a set visit personally since 2007 (for the movie 300). I kind of retired from them after that one. But when we got invited to the set of THE LAST STAND (slated to come out on January 13th, 2013), which marks the return of one of my childhood heroes Arnold Schwarzenegger to the big screen and is directed by one of my favorite directors Jee-woon Kim ( A BITTERSWEET...

Exclusive Interview: Jean-Claude Van Damme (Part 2)

The Muscles from Brussels aka JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME was recently in my home town of Montreal, Canada to promote his glorious return to the big screen in THE EXPENDABLES 2 . Being that I am a big Van Damme fan (you can a read a more personal account of my meeting with him here ), I came into this sit-down eager to meet the man and extremely well prepared in terms of my questions (I...

Exclusive 10-minute interview with Jean-Claude Van Damme (Part 1)

The Muscles from Brussels aka JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME was recently in my home town of Montreal, Canada to promote his glorious return to the big screen in THE EXPENDABLES 2. Being that I am a big Van Damme fan (you can a read a more personal account of my meeting with him here ), I came into this sit-down eager to meet the man and extremely well prepared in terms of my questions (I know...

My Top 5 favorite hockey movies

The sport of hockey takes a back-seat to basketball, football and baseball in the US of A in terms of popularity. So that explains why there aren't that many hockey movies coming out of Hollywood yet alone great ones. Even the latest hockey flick GOON (which prompted the inception of this list) isn't really a US flick. Sure it stars two name American actors (Seann William Scott and Liev...

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