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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1. Wonder Woman
2. Captain Underpants
Pirates of the Caribbean 4
4. Guardians of the Galaxy
News & Views
Walt Disney Studios is developing a reboot of the
1991 action adventure movie, hiring Max Winkler and
Matt Spicer to pen the script, which is being titled
The Rocketeers.The project, in the early development
stages, is considered a sequel-reboot and, in a modern-day
twist, will be headlined by a black female character.
Brigham Taylor, who produced The Jungle Book with Jon
Favreau, is producing
Rocketeer was based on the popular 1980s indie comic
by Dave Stevens and, like Star Wars and Raiders of the
Lost Ark, was a loving homage to the serials of the
1930s and 1940s. The first film was a box office disappointment
but since has become iconic, so..reboot time.
The new take keeps the story in a period setting and
offers a fresh view on the characters. Set six years
after the original Rocketeer and after Secord has vanished
while fighting the Nazis, an unlikely new hero emerges:
a young African–American female pilot, who takes
up the mantle of Rocketeer in an attempt to stop an
ambitious and corrupt rocket scientist from stealing
jet-pack technology in what could prove to be a turning
point in the Cold War.
Tendo Nagenda and Chaz Salembier are overseeing the
project for Disney.
Fox has confirmed there will be a Deadpool sequel.
Ryan Reynolds will reprise his role as the flippant
superhero while director Tim Miller is returning to
helm the project. The actor will suit up again following
the success of the first film which has become the highest
grossing R-rated film in box office history, netting
almost $760 million.It is still unknown if Ryan's co-stars
Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller and Karan Soni will return
for the sequel. Screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick
are also on board to return and pen the new script.
Director Tim Miller will also return.
It was previously speculated that the sequel will start
filming later this year, with a release date of late
2017 or early 2018, but this has not yet been confirmed.
Runner 2: The Edge of Human"
Several decades after the events in Blade Runner,
replicant hunter Riock Deckard finds hiumself
in yet another mission of intrigue and danger.
So starts the long awaiuted sequel to the ground
breaking science fiction film.
Robin Wright and Dave Bautista have joined the
cast of Blade Runner 2. Harrison Ford will reprise
his iconic role as Rick Deckard alongside Ryan
Gosling. Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners)
is directing. Ridley Scott, who directed the iconic
1982 neo-noir sci-fi thriller, is on board to
executive produce for Alcon Entertainment. Written
by Hampton Fancher (Blade Runner) and Michael
Green (Prometheus 2), the sequel will take place
several decades after the original film.
The plot picks up the story of “blade runner”
Rick Deckard on the trail of a replicant, not
knowing that it may be the most elusive and dangerous
android of all.
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