It’s not often that you see extremely bloody, gory practical effects utilized in movies at the level that director Joe Begos does in his grindhouse-inspired splatterfest VFW. The movie focuses on a battle royale that breaks out in the local VFW after a teen girl runs into the bar with a load of stolen drugs, looking for protection from a group of punks who are all hopped up on a drug called “Hype.” Leave it to veterans played by Stephen Lang, William Sadler, and more to use whatever they can to tear those bad guys apart.
VFW is an all-out war between the two sides that does not shy away from brutal deaths and endless amounts of blood. With the movie coming out on Blu-ray and DVD next week, /Film has an exclusive VFW featurette on the creation of the practical blood and make-up effects used in the movie. But beware, some of the effects are extremely gnarly and gross, so this one might be NSFW if you’re somehow still working in an office. Read More »
Fangoria’s production banner is becoming a tell-all for cinematic expectations, minimum requirements including gore, violence, and oh, more gore. Joe Begos’ VFW is the latest outrageous splatter flick to promote the iconic horror brand, and let me tell you – it delivers as suggested. That’s both a positive and negative depending on which filmmaking aspect is being magnified, but we’ll get there soon. As an introduction, understand that VFW is all about Assault On Precinct 13 anarchy, horror-grotesque violence, and enough booze to take down Wade Boggs on a cross-country flight.
Think of it as the action massacre midnighter your parents never wanted you to see, but you snuck into the VHS player at way too young an age after they went to sleep. Oh, the power of grindhouse corruption. Read More »
After years of anticipation and development, we’re finally getting a sequel to Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey.
Production on Bill and Ted Face the Music officially started today in New Orleans. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are in the bayou to shoot the film, which has been decades in the making. Naturally, the first photo from the film’s set has made its way online. Check out our first look at Bill and Ted Face the Music below. Read More »
William Sadler has enjoyed a successful career as a recognizable character actor. He’s had key supporting roles in the likes of The Shawshank Redemption, RocketMan, Kinsey, The Green Mile, August Rush, and Iron Man 3. More recently, he’s been spending a lot of time on television in shows like Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Power, Berlin Station, and Our Cartoon President. But he’s about to go back to one of his most famous roles from nearly 30 years ago, and we’re not talking about Die Hard 2.
The long-anticipated Bill and Ted Face the Music recently announced the start of production later this year with an eye towards hitting theaters in 2020. We’ve known Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves would be back as William “Bill” S. Preston Esq. and Theodore “Ted” Logan for a long time, and now we know they’ll have company from at least one of the characters from their past. William Sadler will be back as Death. Read More »
The upcoming The Grudge remake may be in a bit of trouble. Taka lchise, producer of the original Japanese Grudge (Ju-on) franchise, has filed a breach of contract lawsuit, claiming that he was not offered a producer credit on the new movie. The Grudge remake is already filming, but this new development might curse it to an uncertain future.
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Death becomes Bill and Ted 3 — but not in the way you expect. No, the movie is still alive and kickin’ and in development for now, though that much can’t be said for a certain Bill and Ted character set to return to the sequel. That’s right, it’s William Sadler as Death.
Bill and Ted screenwriter Ed Solomon has been steadily beating the drum for the Bill and Ted sequel, now titled Bill and Ted Face the Music. That includes teasing out details from his Bill and Ted 3 script and appealing to former Bill and Ted actors on Twitter to potentially return for the third film. And it looks like Sadler is more than game.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by Fred Topel
In Die Hard 2, John McClane (Bruce Willis) found himself trapped in a bigger building, Dulles Airport, with hundreds of more people at risk than the original hostage situation he thwarted in Die Hard. To show the new terrorists are even deadlier than the Nakatomi thieves, Col. Stuart (William Sadler) crashes a plane full of passengers when his demands are not met.
Screenwriter Steven E. de Souza revealed that the studio filmed a second plane crash sequence. Why did they do this? Find out after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, August 2nd, 2013 by Angie Han
The marketing team at Apple would have you believe that there’s an app for everything, but when you’re a killer agent, sometimes you need your tools to be a little more hands-on. Count on Robert Rodriguez to fix that problem by hiding a blade inside the device.
That’s just one of the many ridiculous sights on display in Machete Kills, which once again stars Danny Trejo as ex-Federale Machete. When a billionaire arms dealer (Mel Gibson) plans to ignite a war by launching a missile into space, the President of the United States (Charlie Sheen, billed as “Carlos Estevez”) calls upon Machete to stop him. Watch the new full-length trailer after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, May 30th, 2013 by Angie Han
Subtlety and restraint have their place in cinema, but Robert Rodriguez‘s Machete Kills isn’t it. The sequel to Rodriguez’s 2010 action thriller features deadly broads, weaponized boobs, a cackling madman, President Charlie Sheen (or President Carlos Estevez, rather), and a Machete (Danny Trejo) who’s just been pulled back from the brink of death. Watch the explosive first teaser trailer after the jump.
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There was a little bit of video from the set of Machete Kills that leaked out a week or so back, but was quickly taken down. Now there’s a replacement, in the form of a TV set visit to the set of Robert Rodriguez‘s latest weird action flick. Danny Trejo returns as Machete, and this time he faces (among other things) Mel Gibson playing a character who is “out to get the President.”(With the President played by Charlie Sheen.)
Check out the video, as well as an image of William Sadler‘s character from the film, below. Read More »