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.
Tops at the
2. A Star is Born
4. First Man
5. Night School
News & Views
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.
Dumbledore in "Fantastic Beats 2"
Jude Law has been tapped to play a young Dumbledore
in the upcoming sequel to 2016's Fantastic
Beasts and Where to Find Them. Rowling, who is
penning the script for the film, has teased that
Law's character will be "a younger man and
quite a troubled man.
Albus Dumbledore is one of the most iconic characters
in J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world. Richard
Harris made the role famous in the first
two “Harry Potter” pics. Michael Gambon
later took over the part after Harris’
death in 2002.
Set decades before the original “Harry
Potter” films and books, Dumbledore is still
serving as the wizarding school’s transfiguration
professor in “Fantastic Beasts 2.”
Rowling, who made her screenwriting debut on
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,”
has also written the script for the second
installment, which is set in an increasingly
dark time for the wizarding world, where Newt
Scamander and company have to decide on their
in Black 4" Coming Soon
Sony Pictures has reportedly fast-tracked a spinoff
of its billion-dollar alien franchise. The upcoming
Men in Black film is currently untitled, but has
already received a release date: May 17th, 2019.
The movie will focus on new characters instead
of the agents we know and love.
And while Smith and Jones aren’t expected
to reprise their roles, the writers intend to
acknowledge and build upon the world they inhabited.
Which makes sense, since technically Agents K
and J might be retired from the black-clad secret
organization at this point.
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