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Sylvester Stallone Pens Thankful Message To Fans After His Rocky IV Director’s Cut Breaks Record



Sylvester Stallone is having a great time preparing for the release of his Rocky IV director’s cut. All the while, fans of the iconic boxing franchise can’t wait to get their eyes on one of the most iconic movies of the ’80s. Ahead of the film’s release, Stallone shared an emotional video reflecting on his career, which puts his journey and this most recent accomplishment in perspective. Now, the actor has penned a thankful message to fans after the alternate cut broke an impressive record. 

The new cut has broken a ticket presales for Fathom Events, and the veteran star is more than thankful and pumped than ever for fans to finally see the refurbished film. His emotion was on full display in the recent note he penned on his social media account. Here’s part of the message from Instagram:

Thank you loyal fans!!! You are KNOCKING OUT the competition Out Cold!!! Ticket sales are running 120% ahead of the competition! The fight of the Century will be going down Nov 11th! Hope you can see it on the screen with the credible new 4K mix and Bone Shaking new sound elements, you will feel like you’re actually in the RING





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Young WWE star on how Brock Lesnar mentored him


Brock Lesnar is certainly one of the biggest superstars in WWE history. In addition to this he is recognized to be a very reserved person and who hates ‘the limelight’ Nevertheless it must be said that The Beast Incarnate is very available to help the new generation and young people who are entering the world of wrestling.

This is the case of the young 21-year-old Gable Steveson, who grew up in the University of Minnesota as Lesnar and like Brock also became champion of the NCAA division. In addition to this, this summer, Gable won the Olympic gold medal in Tokyo in freestyle wrestling.

Gable Steveson’s words about Brock Lesnar

During the last episode of After The Bell Gable talked to Corey Graves and discussed the advice, Brock Lesnar gave him: “Some time ago Brock Lesnar started preparing me for this long journey he knew I was going to take.

Before winning the national title, before winning the Olympic gold and Brock already in my first year of college told me not only to win but to choose my friends and people well, you have to have the right circle in this world.

Having such a person next to you, one who can be cataloged among the best in the world in this sector is something unique and useful.” Currently, Gable Steveson has been cast in the latest Draft as the star of Monday Night Raw but has yet to debut on the red show.

Many think that Gable represents the future of this business and Vince McMahon has decided to bet strongly for WWE. Regarding his WWE entry, Steveson spoke: “Brock was very important for my final decision and his story impressed me a lot.

The road traveled by Brock Lesnar has served me and is helping me to build my personal path and my destiny. It was a huge help from this point of view and it was cool to get some important advice from him.”



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R.L. Stine’s Fear Street Trilogy: The Perfect Representation of the Evolution of Horror


With Halloween just around the corner, it seems like the perfect time to watch some horror movies. And what better way to watch horror than to binge-watch a series set on exploring the conventions of different generations of horror films? R.L. Stine’s Fear Street trilogy is the perfect representation of the horror film industry from the classic ‘70s films all the way to present-day horror.

The first of the trilogy, Fear Street: 1994, is a good movie but is by far not the best movie in the trilogy. It’s an important movie in regards to setting up the series as a whole – it introduces the readers to the mystery behind the witch of Shadyside, to the central character, Deena Johnson, and to the conflict within the town. Fear Street: 1994 draws inspiration from 1990s horror flicks, like Scream, for it’s formula. The movie is very slasher-esque, and is definitely a horror film, but it can have moments where it tends to lean a little too much into the slasher stereotypes. The movie could feel a little rushed in regards to character building and establishing overarching themes, but when understanding that this movie was meant as an introduction to the whole trilogy, it seems understandable. There was a lot of exposition that needed to be filled in to act as a base for the other two movies. While this may make the movie feel a little overwhelming at first, the fast-paced plot can help viewers feel less overwhelmed and more enthralled with the mystery behind Shadyside’s unfortunate history. And, despite the fact that this movie is my least favorite in the trilogy, it is still a great and important movie. You simply cannot watch any of the other movies without watching the ones before it, and this one is the most important of them all. You get the most information on the central character, Deena, and her motivations, in this movie. It works as a great set up for the other two movies, but if it were a standalone film, I would see it as more average than it is in conjunction with the series.

Fear Street: 1978 is the second movie and may be tied for the best movie in the series. Part of this is my bias towards the classic horror movies of the 1970s and 1980s, like Friday the 13th, on which this movie is based on. It takes place in a Shadyside summer camp, where more information is revealed about the witch of Shadyside – Sarah Fier. The movie has a lot less exposition as well and follows more of a classic horror movie formula. Information is released sparingly, leaving the audience at the edge of their seats wondering what’s happening next. Even though we as the audience know realistically what will happen by the end, the movie still finds ways to surprise the audience. More information is revealed about characters that seemed to be unimportant at the beginning of the series, and tensions are ramping up for Deena and her crew.

The final installment of the Fear Street trilogy, Fear Street: 1666, is a phenomenal movie in it’s own right. Every movie in the series has led up to this final conclusion. This movie is half based in 1666 and half in the “present”, or 1994. This movie, to me, is most reminiscent of modern horror/thrillers. This movie is a lot less gorey and a lot more psychological. You finally get to see Sarah Fier’s story through Sarah Fier’s eyes, learn about her and begin to solve the mystery that is plaguing Shadyside. One of my favorite parts of the 1666 parts of the movie is the casting choice. The main characters were cast in the final movie to play the people of puritanical Shadyside, and each of their 1666 characters were complete opposites from their characters in the previous movies. The good girl camp counsellor is now a promiscuous teen. The troublemaker is a rule follower. The stark contrast between each actor’s two characters makes for a really interesting view on the town of Shadyside. There are twists and turns at every point in the movie, but not in a way that makes you feel overwhelmed with information. It’s exciting and draws back to references in the previous two movies, solidifying the ties between the three.

In the “modern day” section of Fear Street: 1666, we see all of the information we as the audience have been learning finally be brought to light to the other characters. For a brief moment, we as an audience are caught in the suspense of knowing something that the characters don’t, but not long enough to make the characters seem stupid. They begin to figure things out and try to solve the issue. The ending to the movie, and thus the ending to the trilogy, is quite satisfying in a few ways. For one, the main conflict is seemingly resolved. Deena and her friends break the curse that has been haunting Shadyside for centuries. But, the movie does not sugarcoat the end and pretend everything is totally fine and perfect post horror. People have still died, characters are still dealing with trauma, and there isn’t a clear-cut sense of finality. The writers and directors of the Fear Street trilogy added a sense of realism to the ending, which quite honestly is a refreshing change. In a way, having everything not go back to normal and not be totally fine in the end is satisfying because it doesn’t feel like a resolution is being forced. In the real world, when problems are solved, they don’t disappear. It adds a more personal and somewhat realistic side to a clearly fictional story.

One of the best parts about the trilogy, without a doubt, is the characters. Each character goes through a transformation throughout the series of events, which also helps tie the stories together. I have to argue that Deena Johnson, our main character, is a little bland. Her story is very interesting and the actress who played her, Kiana Madeira, did a phenomenal job doing so. However, I felt as though the writers didn’t do much for Deena as a person development-wise. She was angsty at the beginning of the series and was slightly less angsty by the end, but honestly that’s all I really got from it.

Her brother Josh Johnson, however, is a different story. Personally, he was my favorite character in the series. He was funny, had great lines, and went through a lot of development throughout the movies. He started off more timid and kind of nerdy. He was not very sure of himself and wanted to be more confident. He relied on the internet for most of his social interactions. Throughout the three movies, Josh grows as an individual. He gains confidence, learns to be himself, and realizes that there’s value in himself and his interests. He doesn’t change for anyone, but instead grows into himself more.

The third “main” character, Samantha “Sam” Fraser, also goes through more changes throughout the series. At the beginning of the series, it’s established that Sam and Deena had previously had a relationship that ended because of Sam’s worry over how people would react. She was dealing with a lot of denial and internalized homophobia, which caused a rift between her and Deena. Deena is heartbroken by this and Sam is just trying to move on. She’s pushing her identity down, she moved to the neighboring town of Sunnyvale, and is so afraid of herself. By the end of the series she not only grows to accept herself, but grows to be more confident. She stands up for herself, she accepts who she is, and she and Deena begin to date again.

All-in-all, the movie series does a phenomenal job of celebrating the horror genre and is a way audiences can have a unique horror experience. Whether or not it’s Halloween season, these movies will enthrall and entertain you. I recommend you check them out when you have the time to see a unique horror story unfold. The movies are available to stream on Netflix.

By Meaghan Shea



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Star Wars Alum Daisy Ridley Just Landed A New Sci-Fi Movie, And It Sounds Wild



Daisy Ridley’s career has exploded since she first signed on to star in Star Wars. She may have left the galaxy far, far away behind but, these days, she’s still keeping one foot firmly planted in the sci-fi genre. The Rey actress has signed on to a futuristic new film that will see her tackle some wild themes. 

It’s been nearly two years since the actress’ last appearance in the George Lucas-birthed franchise. Since The Rise of Skywalker, she’s stayed busy both working on new projects and navigating rumors about her potential next career steps. As Deadline reports, though, she’s about to return to sci-fi in Mind Fall



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THEY’RE OUTSIDE coming for Halloween!


From directors Airell Anthony Hayles & Sam Casserly, and starring Hellraiser’s Nicholas Vince, this Halloween… THEY’RE OUTSIDE!

While filming a documentary about an agoraphobic woman, a celebrity psychologist is drawn into supernatural events.

Emily Booth (Grindhouse, Event Horizon), Tom Clayton-Wheatley (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), and Christine Randall (9 Full Moons) star in THEY’RE OUTSIDE, available October 29 worldwide on digital from Terror Films.

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

As a child, one of the film’s directors, Airell Anthony Hayles, discovered that his uncle had agoraphobia, a condition that fascinated him. The directors wanted to make a supernatural film akin to The Sixth Sense, and Picnic at Hanging Rock, but had difficulty finding an idea that they liked.

They’re Outside came about when the question was asked ‘What if a person’s agoraphobia was linked to supernatural events rather than being a purely psychological condition? And what if nobody believed them?’

-Airell Anthony Hayles & Sam Casserly

PRODUCER’S STATEMENT

After being intrigued by the first draft of the They’re Outside screenplay, I felt it needed a new angle to really bring the story to life. The mood and energy of the piece really fired up once it was re-written in the context of found footage. The directors and I agreed the story suddenly found its heart beat. It was a really fun shoot, and the pagan influences were spellbinding at every level.



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Former WWE commentator shares how it was working with Vince McMahon


Vince McMahon made WWE the most important wrestling company in the world. In addition to revolutionizing this business, Vince has personally contributed to the discovery and rise of numerous talents who have written memorable pages of history.

The Stamford-based federation has not had an easy time in the last year and a half, thanks to the global pandemic and the vehement growth of All Elite Wrestling. Tony Khan’s company has significantly broadened its horizons in recent months, even hiring two absolute stars like CM Punk and Daniel Bryan (now Bryan Danielson).

WWE tried to respond with Becky Lynch and Brock Lesnar’s big returns to SummerSlam but had to release more than 50 superstars due to the effects of the Coronavirus. Working with Vince McMahon is not easy, as many athletes and insiders have remarked behind the scenes.

Adnan Virk has been a commentator on Raw for about six weeks, having taken over from Tom Phillips. After that time, Virk decided to step down, calling it too demanding for both himself and his family.

How Vince McMahon revolutionized wrestling

In a recent interview with Peter Klein for ‘Coach Potato Diary’, Adnan recalled that brief but intense experience.

“Vince McMahon is obviously a very demanding boss, there is no doubt about it. He knows exactly what he wants and is very intelligent. He has built a huge business, he has to be given it for a year, as well as being a tireless worker,” said Adnan Virk.

With no experience in the world of wrestling, Adnan began working as Raw’s lead announcer on April 12th. Prior to joining WWE, he had collaborated with ESPN and other sports networks. “I didn’t meet Vince on my first show.

I prepared in the best possible way and gave 100%, also benefiting from the help of Michael Cole. Vince gave me some pointers after my second show. I must admit that he was very polite and respectful, I can’t say anything bad about him.”



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Available Today on Digital and On Demand– New Film “Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster”


Featuring interviews with Peter Bogdanovich, Guillermo del Toro, Christopher Plummer, John Landis, Roger Corman, Joe Dante and Kevin Brownlow, the new documentary feature Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster is now available everywhere on Digital and On Demand from Shout! Studios.

“An adoring appreciation of a screen icon… a cultured man who made his good name scaring generations half to death. Film buffs cannot afford to miss Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster.” – Roger Moore, Movie Nation

Frankenstein’s Monster Comes Alive In

Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster

Featuring Exclusive Interviews with Sara Karloff, Peter Bogdanovich, Guillermo del Toro, Christopher Plummer, John Landis, Roger Corman, Joe Dante and Kevin Brownlow

Available on Digital and On Demand Everywhere October 26, 2021 from Shout! Studios (more…)

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Danny Trejo Just Got His Own Wax Figure, And I’m Both Amazed And Intimidated



Can you think of any better way to be immortalized than in wax? Probably, but that doesn’t mean having your own wax sculpture that looks uncannily like you isn’t something to be incredibly proud of. Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum just added a new wax figure, and this time Danny Trejo was the muse. The Machete actor’s new wax doppelganger is creepily lifelike and is somewhat intimidating

I don’t think I’ve ever seen the stoic actor as excited as he was during the unveiling of his new figure. The Spy Kids actor shared Madame Tussaud’s post about his look alike to his Instagram, and he appears to be thrilled. You can check out the video below that depicts the actor next to the wax version of himself:





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Celebrate Spooky Season with Magnolia Selects


With spooky season officially underway, I wanted to reach out and make sure you knew all about the great horror titles that are currently available to stream on Magnolia Selects and its’ genre channel Monsters & Nightmares.

Whether you’re looking for a bloody good time, something a little out there or just a good-old spine tingling thriller, Magnolia Selects has a frightful film for every day of October. Highlights include “a vampire tale like no other” Let The Right One In, All Good Things which was inspired by one of the most notorious unsolved murders in American history and Marrowbone, the chilling thriller that follows a family as they try to escape their troubled past. A full list of our top-performing horror and thriller titles can be found below:

  • A Kind Of Murder
  • All Good Things
  • Barking Dogs Never Bite
  • I Saw The Devil
  • Let The Right One In
  • Marrowbone
  • Monsters
  • Shrooms
  • Splinter
  • The Canyon
  • The Host
  • The Two Faces Of January
  • Tucker & Dale Vs Evil
  • V/H/S Trilogy



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Will Ferrell Explains Why He And Anchorman’s Adam McKay Split



For a few years, it seemed like Adam McKay and Will Ferrell were a match made in comedy heaven. The Anchorman writer-director and star teamed up several times and gave us some of the funniest movies of the 21st century. After they parted ways creatively, some fans may have wondered why — and, now, Ferrell is explaining what caused the split. 

As co-writers, the pair had a streak of huge hits with Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Step Brothers, The Other Guys, and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. In 2006, the director and actor founded Gary Sanchez Productions, which expanded their presence in the comedy world. The production company was behind everything from Eastbound and Down to Funny or Die. In 2014, it helped launch a female-focused spin-off company, Gloria Sanchez Productions. 



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