Roger Corman is back at it, bringing one of his fan favorites Death Race 2000 to a new generation of movie buffs who love bad films. Seriously, if you can’t leave everything behind and just get into it, don’t bother clicking through to watch the Death Race 2050 Red Band Trailer because it can only be the wackiest, goofiest, most fun and gory thing you’ve watched in a long time. Sci-fi fan favorites Manu Bennett (Spartacus, Arrow) and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) headline this zany cross-country road trip. (more…)
“I’m not here to brighten your miserable day. I am here to end your miserable life.”
Director Rob Zombie is bringing back some twisted and demented horror to the big screen. Zombie’s followers have been clamoring for the release of his film ‘31,’ his latest output sine 2014’s ‘The Zombie Horror Picture Show,’ and now we get a fantastic look at what the writer/director has in store come this September. The trailer for the film 31, which is being dubbed as “his most twisted film yet” certainly evokes the kind of imagery you would expect from Zombie. (more…)
Death Race 2000 is one of those films that still holds up almost 35 years later. It was silly and wondrously preposterous in 1975 and still is today. As a child, this NerdBastard couldn’t get enough Death Race 2000 when it came on television on Saturday afternoons, minus the for television edited bits of nudity and adult stuff. Much later in life, watching the uncut version that starred David Carradine as Frankenstein and Sylvester Stallone as Machine Gun Joe, the movie still had that otherworldly quality of trashy cinema that has captivated this lifelong nerd. The 2008 remake set in a prison was fun, but didn’t even come close to the originals impact. Those that followed were best soon forgotten. Especially now that word is out that legendary director Roger Corman is stepping in to produce the reboot along with updating of the title, Death Race 2050. (more…)
There seems to be a timey-wimey, wibbly-wobbly thing going on in tv land at the moment with a raft of time travel shows appearing on our screens this year. Joining NBC’s forthcoming “Time” and “Legends of Tomorrow“, already started on The CW, will be ABC’s “Time After Time“. With Kevin Williamson as show-runner, it will use the 1979 Karl Alexander novel and much loved film of the same year as a jumping off point. (more…)
With some 2oo movie and TV acting credits to his name, and a litany of experience on stage in various productions, Malcolm McDowell has had a storied career. So what was it like to work with Stanley Kubrick? “Oh shut the f**k up,” McDowell told the moderator at the top of his Q&A at Fan Expo. He was kidding of course, but the jocularity was just the beginning of a highly comical hour of the actor’s time as he shared personal tales, insights in some the films he’s worked on, and wild tales about the various personalities he’s encountered. But first, let’s reminisce about Liverpool. (more…)
Canyons star and porn legend James Deen has finally nabbed a big bad for his western/steampunk project, Cowboys and Engines and it’s an impressive get — Malcolm McDowell, aka the man who killed Captain Kirk and the force of nature that played Alex in A Clockwork Orange.
McDowell’s career has been incredibly varied and interesting — from the above mentioned work to his more recent TV work on Franklin and Bash and Entourage, his long ago turn in Caligula, his time voicing Metallo in various animated Superman projects, and a whole host of other roles. Really, he’s a geek icon, a gee-con if you will, and he’s just the latest (and greatest) one to join the cast of this intriguing project, joining Walter Koenig (Star Trek, tell me you knew that) and Richard “Do Not Ever Call me Dick” Hatch of BSG fame.
Check out the synopsis for Cowboys and Engines below, read our interview with Deen, and then decide if McDowell took this project based on it’s merits, or if he’s slowly working to cinematically knock off every cast member from the original Star Trek series.
Cowboys & Engines is an ambitious steampunk adventure that follows Cade Ballard (Jeff Cannata), the war-weary former ambassador from the nation of Texas as he meets Guinivere Wheeler (Libby Letlow), a woman who proves to be as dangerous as she is charming. When they encounter Professor Nicholas Timéon (Walter Koenig), and learn that his temporal engine, a machine with incredible destructive power, has been stolen by would-be conqueror Dr. Clay, Cade and Guinivere set off to save San Francisco from total destruction.
To learn more about Cowboys and Engines, check out their Kickstarter page.
Alicia Silverstone and director Amy Heckerlingare back together again in the vampire comedy called Vamps. The rest of the cast is full of famous faces like Kristen Ritter, Dan Stevens, Wallace Shawn, Richard Lewis, Sigourney Weaver, Justin Kirk, and Malcolm McDowell. What worries me is that the movie is only getting a very limited theater release, which means that the powers that be don’t have a lot of confidence in the movie’s ability to draw crowds and make money.Then again putting faith in the ability of Hollywood executives to determine the quality of a movie and promote it isn’t an intelligent bet.
The Vamps movie Synopsis:
Goody (Alicia Silverstone) and Stacy (Krysten Ritter) are addicted to the night life, clubbing, hooking up and always looking for the next thrill, all the while keeping a big a secret-they happen to be modern-day vampires. But even with lifetimes of dating experience behind them, the duo realizes they still have a lot to learn about love when Stacy unexpectedly falls for the son of a vampire hunter, and Goody runs into the man of her dreams from decades earlier.
With their destinies at stake, the girls are faced with a difficult choice; give up their eternal youth for a chance at love, or continue to live their uncomplicated fabulously single lives forever.
I get a real 90’s vibe from this movie trailer and although I’d probably watch it on cable on a Sunday afternoon, I doubt that I’d go see this in the theater unless it’s date night and she’s choosing the movie. Check out the trailer below and let me know what you think in the comments section below.
This week, Jason and Jeremy continue riding a fire breathing pegasus toward internet stardom while talking about the upcoming Firefly reunion, the return of 3 Tits McGee in the new Total Recall, Ryan Reynolds playing someone other than Wade Wilson, the possible resurection of Nell Carter, and the oral hazard of squid spunk in HEADLINES.
Then, in the main arena of conversational combat, Jason tests his blood pressure meds with the very first JASON VS. EVERYONE rant where he takes on internet trolls, over sensitive fanboys, internet commenters, the Skaro Degradations, the Horde of Travesties, the Nightmare Child, the Could-Have-Been King with his army of Meanwhiles and Never-Weres, and everyone else that thumps a pulse and draws a breath in defense of Malcolm McDowell‘s right to call The Avengers “mindless crap”. (For a transcript of Jason vs Everyone, please send a self addressed stamped envelope care of this station.)
Also, computers are learning how to identify kitties. Are they trying to join forces? Is this the opening days of a PC/Kitty uprising? The boys discuss that and also reveal more DIRTY NERDY SECRETS!
The Bastardcast made it on iTunes’ New and Noteworthy list, because since Steve Jobs died it’s just early morning whip-its and nepotism run-amok at Apple.
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Like most classically trained British Thespians, Malcolm McDowell has seen his greatest success in Hollywood playing boisterous nasty villains. He was the kryptonite hearted Metallo on the animated Superman series, he was the foil to Lori Petty‘s Tank Girl, he killed Captain Kirk for crying out loud. Well, in the third installment of Hero Complex: The Show from an interview with McDowell during the second day of the Hero Complex Film Festival, he gave his most villainous performance to date.
The LA Times’ Geoff Boucher sat down with the Clockwork Orange star as he unleashed his fury on fans everywhere. After the cut we have the full video, but here is the short form.
He in the first 5 minutes he calls modern science fiction movies like Transformers and the Avengers ‘mindless crap’ while extolling the vision of Stanley Kubrick in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Then, about 8 and half minutes in, the topic of Star Trek comes up and his role as Soran, AKA the man that caused Captain Kirk to kick the bucket in what became a very heated and emotional moment for fans. His response? ‘I did them (Trekkies) a favor.‘ He goes on to say that his actions led to the J.J. Abrams revival (saving us from, in his words ‘Patrick Stewart spouting off for another 40 minutes, well if you find that exciting go watch paint dry‘.)
When he notices the camera, McDowell exclaims ‘This is going to be on the bloody Internet isn’t it? I keep forgetting about this [bleep] Internet.’ Yes, Malcolm, it is… And it is possibly the greatest 15 minutes you’ll see today. Before you nerd-rage all over this I am sure a lot of what he said was tongue in cheek, however he also makes some valid points.