R. Allen Leider
R. Allen Leider began
his career in 1970 at CBS news as copy boy for The
CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite. In 1973, he
became features writer for The Monster Times and went
on to work at Show, Celebrity and Glitter Magazines
and other international publications In 1984, created
the original story and screenplay for The Oracle (1985),
and hosted his own radio show Cinemascene on WWFM,
for five years. He is the author of Wicca Girl Trilogy,…and
the Hellfire Lounge anthology series.
has been a film critic for over forty years. Now retired,
he taught film and film criticim in the N.Y.C. school
system and was a professor at St. John's University.
He has also acted in and directed off-Broadway and community
J. Brad Staal
Brad Staal hails from
Grand Rapids, MI. He spent four years in the U. S.
A. F. at Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, WA. He
is a graduate of Grand Valley State University, MI
with a major in Advertising and Public Relations.
Brad is a lifelong student of cinema history and filmmaking,
a soon-to-be published author and local MI cable TV
Monis grew up in three
cities: Nice, Manila, and Montreal. I've been a published
and syndicated film critic since the age of 11 writing
for my local Ma and Pa video store, Razor and Teen
Ink Magazine, The Phoenix New Times, and The Arizona
Republic Newspaper. I have reported on air for KTVK
Channel 3 in Phoenix, AZ and News/Radio KTAR 620.
I went to Arizona State University on an football
scholarship for doing the team's laundry and the Writer's
Program at UCLA.
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Hunter " Starts Production
Paul W.S. Anderson’s Monster Hunter, as production
on the video game adaptation has begun in South Africa.
The movie will star Milla Jovovich and will also star
Tony Jaa (Ong-bak franchise), Ron Perlman (Drive),T.I.
Harris (Ant-Man and The Wasp) and Diego Boneta (Luis
Miguel, Rock of Ages). The plot centers on the leader
of a UN military team named Artemis, played by Jovovich,
who is transported to another realm populated by monsters.
There she meets the Hunter (Jaa), with the two teaming
up to close a portal to prevent monsters from attacking
The film is basedon a series of successful video games.
New Look for
Rambo in 5th film.
Sly Stallone is bringing back John Rambo for another
instalment. And by the looks of things, this time the
tortured Vietnam vet is now more of a lone cowboy living
in a ranch in Arizona, deeply troubled and wrestling
with PTSD as he picks up casual work wherever he can.
When long-time family friend and estate manager Maria
informs Rambo that her grand-daughter has gone missing
after crossing into Mexico for a party, he sets off
with her to find the youngster andw2inds up facing off
a drug cartel. What ensues is a violent descent into
hell as Rambo uncovers a sex-trafficking ring. He teams
up with a journalist whose half-sister has also been
kidnapped and must deploy all his skills to save the
girls and bring down a vicious crime lord.
Loki’s Marvel Cinematic Universe journey
ended at the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War
when he was choked to death by Thanos. While the
original Loki we watched across five movies is
indeed dead, Avengers: Endgame introduced an alternate
timeline Loki who’s alive and well, and
will be leading his own Disney+ show. Now there’s
word that this other Loki could find his way to
the main MCU timeline and appear in Thor: Love
As has previously been revealed, Disney+ Loki
series will follow the alternate, Avengers-era
Loki who escaped with the Tesseract, a.k.a. the
the Space Stone, in Avengers: Endgame traveling
to different time periods, like 1975 circa when
Jaws came out. Because this Loki is nowhere near
the path to redemption that his original self
eventually walked down, we can be reasonably worried
that his time traveling shenanigans will cause
more harm than good.Space Stone, in Avengers:
Endgame traveling to different time periods, like
1975 circa when Jaws came out. Because this Loki
is nowhere near the path to redemption that his
original self eventually walked down, we can be
reasonably worried that his time traveling shenanigans
will cause more harm than good.
became a billion dollar hit, but now stands
as the biggest worldwide earner in the history
of DC Comics adaptations.
Naturally, the excitement that the project generated
immediately led Warner Bros. to solidify a future
for the franchise, and within a few weeks of Aquaman’s
release we learned about their plans to develop
an Aquaman 2. James Wan is definitely going to
be involved with Aquaman 2 as a producer at the
very least, but what’s not 100% clear yet
is if he’s also going to be working on the
film as a director.David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick,
who was a co-writer on the first Aquaman, has
been hired to pen the script for the sequel. Amber
Heard is expected to reprise her role as Mera
in Aquaman 2, presumably working closely with
the new king of Atlantis and making sure that
he makes not only the right calls, but operates
as a just and righteous leader. The big questionnis
will Yahya Abdul-Mateen II return as Black Manta?
Rumors are that Randall Park’s Dr. Stephen
Shin may be teaming up with Black Manta in the
sequel. Beginning in the follow-up to the battle
in Sicily, Italy, Shin rescues the laser-shooting
antagonist as he is injured and floating in the
ocean, and brings him back to his private lab.
After healing Manta, Shin proffers a deal: if
the former promises to help prove the existence
of Atlantis, the latter will do what he can to
support the mission of vengeance against Aquaman.
Frozen 2 willbe the rare Disney sequel to be
released in theaters. Disney recently decided
to move Frozen II up and the film is now set for
release on November 22. Frozen II is set to be
co-directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck. This
will be good news for Frozen fans as it means
both of the directors of the original Frozen will
be making their return. We see our group of heroes,
Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven going on
some sort of journey together, though where they're
headed and why we aren't told. The one hint the
trailer does give are mysteriouscrystals that
we briefly see in the trailer. They appear to
be surrounding Anna and she is clearly distressed
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