1995 TAGS

Ink & Pixel: Pocahontas

Ink & Pixel is a source of pride and joy for me as a writer and as such, Iím always striving to take this column further for those who read and enjoy it. If you yourself, or anyone you know, helped to make any of the amazing feature animated films found within this column, I would love to talk to you to further my knowledge. Please contact me at steveseigh@joblo.com so we can...

The Best Movie You Never Saw: The Hunted (1995)

Welcome to The Best Movie You NEVER Saw, a column dedicated to examining films that have flown under the radar or gained traction throughout the years, earning them a place as a cult classic or underrated gem that was either before it’s time or has aged like a fine wine. This week we’ll be examining THE HUNTED from writer/director J.F. Lawton (UNDER SIEGE)...

Will Smith will try to play cowboy again in a contemporary remake of The Wild Bunch

Will Smith may have killed the big screen western when he made the god awful WILD, WILD WEST back in 1999, but he is going to give the genre one more try, albeit a modernized one, if plans work out for him to star in a remake of Sam Peckinpah 's seminal THE WILD BUNCH. According to The Wrap , Smith will produce the update of THE WILD BUNCH alongside Jerry Weintraub, who produced...

Christopher McQuarrie signs on to direct remake of Ice Station Zebra; does that take him out of M:I5?

Well, it looks like the news of Tom Cruise signing on to MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5 without Christopher McQuarrie attached (yet) takes another turn, as the director has just inked a deal to write and direct a remake of the 1968 cold-war era suspense thriller ICE STATION ZEBRA. Whether that means McQuarrie is out of MI:5 is anyone's guess, but that should be cleared up shortly when a helmer is...

Review: Showgirls! The Musical!

PLOT: The rise and fall of a vapid dancer in glamorous/despicable Las Vegas. Now with songs! REVIEW: If youíve seen the immortal Paul Verhoeven film, you know the story: a none-too-bright floozy wanders into Las Vegas with dreams of fame and fortune, which she gets, along with a series of degrading incidents involving her taking off her clothes for the amusement of some...

Get over here! Check out the trailer for web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy season 2

The MORTAL KOMBAT film series has had an odd journey to be sure.† The first film, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson was a solid hit for the franchise, while the sequel, MORTAL KOMBAT: ANNHILIATION, was less than stellar.† Since then, rumors of a new film bounced around, ultimately leading nowhere until director Kevin Tancharoen took it on with his MORTAL KOMBAT: REBIRTH short film, which...

Review: Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)

NOTE: With A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD opening on Thursday, we thought this would be a great time to revisit the older films from the franchise, so expect a review/day until my review of the latest one is posted on Friday. PLOT : Detective John McClane returns to work after a suspension when a mad bomber requests the officer to play a game of Simon Says. He soon finds that he must team...

Stranger than fiction: Jumanji to be rewritten by Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium scribe Zach Helm

Riddle me this, Batman. If someone makes an original movie based on an old board game and it flops (BATTLESHIP), and everybody lets their board game-based projects fall into development hell, do you: A) Learn your lesson and try to stay away from boardgames. B) Shrug it off, saay "eh, it happened to somebody else," and move ahead with a remake an original movie based on a now-old...

The Walking Dead casts a former star of The Wire as Tyreese

Just a few days ago, we presented the rumor that a new character would be introduced on the Fall finale of THE WALKING DEAD on December 9th, and it looks like now we may have a clearer idea of who that will be. Former cast-member of THE WIRE Chad Coleman has been cast as fan favorite Tyreese. Coleman played Cutty on THE WIRE and has also appeared on series such as THE GOOD WIFE and...

A film veteran remembers: my top five war films

It would probably be more apropos if this editorial focused on "films that explore the veteran experience" or some such category more specific to yesterday's importance.  But I haven't seen a wide enough selection of films which cover that topic, so my list would hardly be anything close to a qualified or considered opinion.  So here's what I'm going to do - part of Veterans Day is,...

The UnPopular Opinion: Heat

Michael Mann is probably the only director who has a catalogue of films that I love across the board. While they each of course have their own issues and certain elements which don’t quite work as well in execution as Mann surely meant them to, I nonetheless hold his catalogue as a whole in a much higher regard than I do almost any other director working today. I used my very...

The new season of webisodes for The Walking Dead hit the web

With just 13 days until the premiere of season three of THE WALKING DEAD, AMC has made available a new batch of webisodes. The mini-series is entitled "Cold Storage" and tells the story of a young man, Chase (played by Josh Stewart), trying to reach his sister in the early days of the zombie apocalypse. He finds temporary shelter in a storage facility run by a former employee named BJ...