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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.

Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson 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 theatre productions.
J. Brad Staal
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J. 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 personality.

Monis Rose
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.

Tops at the Box Office

1. Joker
2. Ad Astra
3. It - 2
4 Downton Abbey
5. Abominable

Hollywood News

"Monster 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 earth.

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.

The Return of Loki

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 and Thunder.
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.

Aquaman 2

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

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 by them




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