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Pop Icon Aaliyah Gets Immortalized as Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds

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Pop Icon Aaliyah Gets Immortalized as Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds
Aaliyah is getting a wax figure tribute from Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. August 25th marks the 18th anniversary of the singer/actress/model's untimely death and she is getting the tribute fans have been asking about for years now. In addition, Aaliyah's family and estate have set up a contest for fans to get a chance to attend the exclusive VIP party where they will be unveiling the wax figure. The official Aaliyah Instagram page had this to say about the event, which takes place on August 21st.

"We are proud to announce that Aaliyah will be the next iconic star immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. Show us your best Aaliyah inspired look and be one of 10 lucky fans to win an invite to the VIP figure launch party at #TussaudsVegas! Download the Aaliyah App and share your photo or video using #ShowUsYourAaliyah on the app and
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Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the early 2000s, including ‘Lose Yourself,’ ‘Into the West’

Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the early 2000s, including ‘Lose Yourself,’ ‘Into the West’
This article marks Part 23 of the Gold Derby series analyzing 84 years of Best Original Song at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at the timeless tunes recognized in this category, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the winners.

The 2000 Oscar nominees in Best Original Song were:

“A Love Before Time” from “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

“I’ve Seen It All” from “Dancer in the Dark

“My Funny Friend and Me” from “The Emperor’s New Groove”

“A Fool in Love” from “Meet the Parents

“Things Have Changed” from “Wonder Boys

Won: “Things Have Changed” from “Wonder Boys

Should’ve won: “I’ve Seen It All” from “Dancer in the Dark

The dawn of a new millennium could have marked a remarkable turn of the page for the Oscars in Best Original Song, away from the ho-hum adult contemporary that so often dominated the category over the past three decades,
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The Five Best Jet Li Movies of His Career

The difficulty in picking out the best movies when it comes to martial arts films is that there are literally too many of them to really appease everyone. In selecting Jet Li movies one has to be extraordinarily selective since some folks tend to love the work he’s done in America and others would swear by his earlier films when it comes to how authentic everything feels and how great the story is. There are those that might argue that The One, Romeo Must Die, or even Kiss of the Dragon should be on this list, but there will be

The Five Best Jet Li Movies of His Career
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‘Maximum Impact’ Film Review: Pro-Russian Action-Comedy Serves Up Misogyny Alongside Propaganda

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‘Maximum Impact’ Film Review: Pro-Russian Action-Comedy Serves Up Misogyny Alongside Propaganda
Let us look back at the history of Russian propaganda films. The standard-bearer must be Sergei Eisenstein’s 1938 “Alexander Nevsky,” a Stalinist-era epic centered on the hero Prince Alexander, who drove out the Romans in the 13th century. The barely-veiled subtext of that film, however, was a depiction of Russo-German relations as the war loomed ahead, with a call to arms for citizens and a clear warning to would-be attackers. I’ve no idea how effective it was at reaching its propagandistic goals, but the film itself is gorgeous and filled with inventive effects, and Eisenstein accomplished at least the feat of cinematic excellence.

Flash forward to 2018, and the quality of Russian propaganda films has fallen dramatically. Case in point: “Maximum Impact,” a joint Russian-American action comedy about a top-secret summit meeting between the American secretary of state and Russian head of state, with the goal of shoring up relations between the two countries.
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‘The Meg’ Film Review: Jason Statham Swims With Really, Really Big Sharks

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‘The Meg’ Film Review: Jason Statham Swims With Really, Really Big Sharks
From its “Oh, God, what was that?” opening to the climactic attack on a crowded beach, “The Meg” dutifully checks off the requisite shark-movie/monster-movie boxes as it clicks along. But because director Jon Turteltaub is more interested in set pieces than in human beings, there’s very little to care about between appearances of the title creature.

But what a creature it is: a prehistoric Megalodon, extinct for 2 million years, that can chomp whales in half makes a worthy adversary. The film makes a convincing case that an underwater research station outfitted with all the latest tech could give this leviathan a fair fight. Between skirmishes, however, there’s some slack pacing over the course of 113 minutes that will leave you longing for the Meg’s return. (The film’s first 30 or 40 minutes offer way too much set-up and not nearly enough shark.)

Billionaire Jack Morris (Rainn Wilson) flies
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Unified Pictures Asquires North American Rights to “Maximum Impact” Starring Alexander Nevsky

Unified Pictures has acquired North American rights to the action/comedy film “Maximum Impact”, starring international action star Alexander Nevsky (“Showdown in Manila”). Written by Ross Lamanna (“Rush Hour”) and directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak (“Romeo Must Die”), the cast includes Kelly Hu (“The Scorpion King”), William Baldwin (“The Purge: TV series”), Tom Arnold (“True Lies”), Mark Dacascos (“John Wick 3: Parabellum”) and Danny Trejo (“Machete”).

Maximum Impact” will be released in theaters on September 28, 2018, and On Demand, DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Video on October 2, 2018.


When the granddaughter of the Us Secretary of the State is kidnapped in Moscow, an agent of the Federal Security Service of Russia (Alexander Nevsky) and the Us Secret Service are forced to pull aside their differences and work together to prevent a full-scale international crisis.

“Maximum Impact” is produced by Nevsky through his production company Hollywood Storm.

Nevsky is a former Mr. Universe and
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Disney adds Donnie Yen and Jet Li to Live Action Mulan

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Disney has been killing it lately with their Live Action adaptations of their classic animated films. From the films their selves, to the casting. Now Disney has knocked another casting out of the park.

Martial Arts Badass Donnie Yen is set to join the Live Action Mulan in the role of Commander Tung. Tung will fill the role of a mentor and teacher to Mulan. The news comes from Deadline who reported this morning that the Rogue One star was joining the cast. 

Donnie Yen joining the cast is the first casting announcement since we found out that Liu Yifei was cast in the title role last year. The film is taking it's time in preporation for its coming and is said to have a pirmarily a chinese cast. As the film is set to make it's release in theaters on May 27, 2020. Casting and major news should begin to ramp
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Rapper Dmx Pleads Guilty to $1.7 Million Tax Fraud

There are a lot of people who should know the name Dmx, who is best-known for his career as a rapper but has shown up in a number of movies such as Romeo Must Die and Cradle 2 the Grave as well. He has had brushes with the law for a wide range of reasons over the course of his career, but on July 14 of 2017, he was charged with 14 counts related to tax fraud. Seeing as how Dmx was facing up to 44 years in prison, it is perhaps unsurprising that he has chosen to plead guilty,

Rapper Dmx Pleads Guilty to $1.7 Million Tax Fraud
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Lord Of The Rings films, and discovering Middle Earth

Andrew Blair Nov 22, 2017

With a new TV show on the horizon, why Lord Of The Rings remains so special to Andrew, and how his perspective has changed...

This article contains spoilers for Lord Of The Rings, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion.

First, some context.

I’d been introduced to Tolkien through The Hobbit, my Grandad’s hardback edition with the lovely blue, black and green illustrations on the cover, followed by the infamously long (physically as well as temporally) BBC radio adaptations of The Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings, which were brought on long car journeys to take the edge off the M6. When I was six my parents recorded the 1978 Ralph Bakshi animated version of Lord Of The Rings off the telly, and due to the volume of rewatching I specifically remember the white box with a rainbow coloured motif on the front (I fully expect someone to
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Aaliyah's '90s Fashion Is Back on Trend--Shop Her Looks!

Aaliyah's '90s Fashion Is Back on Trend--Shop Her Looks!
Sixteen years ago today, the world said a heartfelt good-bye to the reigning R&B queen, Aaliyah. At the time of her tragic passing, the singer's iconic status was inevitable. By 15, she had a double platinum record, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number. At 17, she reappeared with music heavy hitters Missy Elliott and Timbaland at her side, releasing One in a Million, another double platinum record. Then, the star started her acting career, starring in Romeo Must Die with martial artist Jet Li, and continued acting as the vampire vixen in Queen of the Damned. In 2001, she picked up her first love, recording Billboard #1 Aaliyah—and, she achieved all of this by 22. While this list of...
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Monster-Movie Mayhem: ‘Lockjaw’ Review

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Stars: Dmx, Wes Brown, Louis Herthum, Lauren Fain | Written by Evan Scott | Directed by Amir Valinia

A voodoo curse, thought buried in the mists of time, reignites the fanged horror of the infamous Kulev Serpent – the gargantuan Lockjaw. When his wife is killed in a devastating accident by delinquent holiday-makers, distraught Alan Cade calls upon demonic forces he can barely comprehend to exact his revenge. Once summoned, Alan realises too late that this ancient evil cannot be tamed or reasoned with. It will stop at nothing and no one will be spared. Now the only thing that stands in its way is Army Special Ops veteran and master hunter Nick Kirabo (Dmx) who has been waiting for Lockjaw to return.

There are films made that qualify as so bad its good and then theres those that are just bad. Lockjaw falls into the latter. Filled with a cast of unknowns,
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Random Roles: D.B. Woodside on Lucifer, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and learning harsh lessons from 24

Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about.

The actor: This year not only marks the 20th anniversary of D.B. Woodside’s first TV appearance (Steven Bochco’s Murder One) but also finds him with a starring role on a prime-time series. Over the course of the past two decades, Woodside has popped up in films as diverse as Romeo Must Die and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, but if his face looks familiar, it’s probably due to his regular or recurring roles on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Hellcats, Parenthood, Suits, and 24, not to mention a number of one-off appearances on other series. Currently, Woodside can be seen playing the big brother of the titular character on Fox’s Lucifer, now in its ...
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Filming begins on Bruce Lee biopic ‘Birth Of The Dragon’

We’ve just been alerted that filming has officially started on the upcoming Bruce Lee biopic Birth Of The Dragon. The film is being directed by George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau), and will tell the story behind the legendary 1960s fight between Shaolin Master Wong Jack Man and the young Bruce Lee.

The international cast is headed by Tony Award nominee Billy Magnussen (Into the Woods, Bridge of Spies and the FX pilot Snowfall) as Steve McKee. The film recreates the mid-1960’s fight between Lee and Wong from the point of view of a young martial arts student whose allegiance became torn between Lee and Wong Jack Man. To this day, people still argue about who won the famous fight, but one thing is certain: after his battle with Wong, Bruce Lee reinvented himself and his style of kung fu.

Mainland Chinese actor Yu Xia (In the Heat of the Sun,
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HBO Now New Releases for October 2018

Den Of Geek Staff Sep 21, 2018

We have the highlights of what's coming and going from HBO Now and HBO Go in October 2018.

You may or may have not noticed it but HBO's horror options have gotten pretty grim. Not grim as in scary but grim as in incredibly sparse.

Thankfully the cavalry is arriving in HBO New Releases for October 2018. This is a company that wisely realizes the importance of scary movies around Halloween time. 18 scary movies are coming to HBO Now and HBO Go streams this October. Cool! The catch is that they'll all be gone by month's end. Not cool! Oh well, it's better than nothing. The Descent will also be arriving at the beginning of the month for a much longer stay.

In terms of non-horror programming, HBO has plenty to offer in October. Recent favorites The Post and Game Night make their debut while slightly older classics Dances with Wolves,
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25 mainly forgotten Us number 1 movies from the 2000s

Kevin Spacey, Steven Seagal and, erm, Kangaroo Jack: they all nabbed the box office top spot last decade...

By the end of the 2000s, getting number one at the American box office was a valuable marketing commodity. As such, studios pumped more and more money into making sure they at least had a great opening weekend for their product.

The consequence of this was that it was harder and harder for smaller and quirkier films to take a brief spot in the sun. Certainly towards the second half of the decade, it seems that the number one movie each week was pre-ordinained in a marketing meeting somewhere.

Still, there were some films that have since fallen out of public view that clawed their way to number one. How many of these do you remember?

Eye Of The Beholder

January 2000, one week

Based on Marc Behm's book of the same name,
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Have kung fu films lost their punch?

Since its heyday, kung fu seems to be giving way to other action genres, but could it be making a comeback?

There was a time when everyone was indeed kung fu fighting. Films belonging to the genre, made popular in the 1970s by the late Bruce Lee, helped to boost Hong Kong cinema, not to mention the careers of various Chinese actors such as Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Jet Li. However, in recent years, it seems that the kung fu film is losing the raw bad-assery that fans have grown up watching. As martial arts films are now evolving to feature more computer animation and culture rather than pure, unadulterated violence, has kung fu lost its touch?

The first kung fu film dates back to the late 1930s, when folk heroes and famed martial artists Fong Sai-Yuk and Wong Fei-Hung were immortalised for the first time (they would
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The Zen of Kung Fu Flicks

I love Martial Arts films, or better yet, Asian action cinema in general; Kung Fu, Ninjas, Samurai, Thai Boxing, Gun Fu, and my latest love: Silat. As escapist fun goes, nothing makes me happier than a good chop socky, hell, even a bad chop socky is not without its charm. A laughable plot, weird and esoteric fighting styles, and of course, terrible dubbing can be just as much fun as watching Shaolin Monks practice ancient techniques, that, if you were quick enough, and maybe had a knack, you could even learn a real move or two. “Old School” kung fu flicks always spoke to me because of the sense of respect and honor portrayed in the character of the hero, but more importantly, the idea that an individual could develop his body and mind and achieve feats of greatness.

Saturday afternoons in Philly only offered college sports, which I wasn’t into as a kid,
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Trailer for RZA's The Man With the Iron Fists Sequel

RZA's "The Man With the Iron Fists" hit theaters in 2012 and earned $19 million worldwide on a budget of $15 million. Despite the fact that Universal Pictures clearly lost money, it proceeded with a direct-to-dvd sequel. Today we have a trailer for "The Man With the Iron Fists 2," which is coming to DVD, Blu-ray and VOD on April 14th. RZA reprises his role as the enigmatic blacksmith Thaddeus for the sequel, which follows a mysterious stranger as he leads a rebellion to liberate a Chinese village from its oppressive overlord. The cast includes Dustin Nguyen (22 Jump Street), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (47 Ronin), Eugenia Yuan (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend), Pim Bubear (Ninja: Shadow of a Tear), Carl Ng (New Police Story), Simon Yin (Ip Man), Ocean Hou (Man of Tai Chi), Grace Huang (The Man with the Iron Fists) and Andrew Lin (The Man with the Iron Fists). "The Man With
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'Man with the Iron Fists 2' Trailer Starring RZA

'Man with the Iron Fists 2' Trailer Starring RZA
A mysterious stranger leads a rebellion to liberate a Chinese village from its oppressive overlord in The Man with the Iron Fists 2, available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD as well as On Demand on April 14, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Global hip-hop superstar, actor and filmmaker RZA reprises his role as the enigmatic blacksmith Thaddeus in this explosive sequel to the 2012 action-adventure The Man with the Iron Fists. Inspired by classic kung-fu films, The Man with the Iron Fists 2 Blu-ray and DVD are packed with exciting bonus material including a behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes and commentary by director Roel Rein&#233 and executive producer and star RZA.

RZA (The Man with the Iron Fists, co-founder of the Wu Tang Clan), who co-wrote the film with screenwriter John Jarrell (Romeo Must Die), stars alongside a stellar international cast including Dustin Nguyen (22 Jump Street), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (47 Ronin), Eugenia Yuan (Crouching Tiger Hidden
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Watch: Trailer For 'The Man With The Iron Fists: Sting Of The Scorpion,' The 'Iron Fists' Sequel You Didn't Know Existed

Just like "Jarhead 2: Field Of Fire," we're not sure why these decisions are made, or by whom, but for some reason, Universal has decided it's in their best interest to make a sequel to "The Man With The Iron Fists." The much hyped martial arts flick, directed by genre enthusiast and Wu-Tang Clan member RZA, was a resounding disappointment and box office failure, but at the very least, this followup includes his involvement. Titled "The Man With The Iron Fists: Sting Of The Scorpion," Roel Reiné — a specialist at this sort of thing with "The Marine 2," "Death Race 3: Inferno," and "The Scorpion King 3: Battle For Redemption" among his credits — directs the movie co-written by RZA and John Jarrell ("Romeo Must Die") that seems to involve more gangs fighting each other. There are no actual plot details, which hardly matters, since the first movie barely made any sense anyway,
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