11th Aug2020

Martial arts flick ‘Take Back’ completes production during pandemic

by Phil Wheat

Producer/actor Mike Hatton’s production shingle, Ton of Hats, Inc. in partnership with 101 Films International have announced the surprise completion of principal photography on director Christian Sesma’s (Pay Dirt, Vigilante Diaries) Take Back, a martial-arts action saga starring Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler); Michael Jai White (Blood and Bone, Never Back Down: No Surrender); Gillian White […]

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21st Jun2019

‘Nightmare Cinema’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Mickey Rourke, Sarah Withers, Faly Rakotohavana, Maurice Benard, Elizabeth Reaser, Zarah Mahler, Mark Grossman, Eric Nelsen, Richard Chamberlain, Adam Godley, Annabeth Gish | Written by Lawrence C. Connolly, David Slade, Alejandro Brugués, Richard Christian Matheson, Sandra Becerril, Mick Garris | Directed by Mick Garris, Alejandro Brugues, Joe Dante, Ryuhei Kitamura, David Slade Mick Garris, […]

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11th Oct2018

Grimmfest 2018: ‘Nightmare Cinema’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Mickey Rourke, Sarah Withers, Faly Rakotohavana, Maurice Benard, Elizabeth Reaser, Zarah Mahler, Mark Grossman, Eric Nelsen, Richard Chamberlain, Adam Godley, Annabeth Gish | Written by Lawrence C. Connolly, David Slade, Alejandro Brugués, Richard Christian Matheson, Sandra Becerril, Mick Garris | Directed by Mick Garris, Alejandro Brugues, Joe Dante, Ryuhei Kitamura, David Slade Mick Garris, […]

20th Sep2015

‘Blunt Force Trauma’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mickey Rourke, Ryan Kwanten, Freida Pinto, Maruia Shelton, Carolina Gómez, Jon Mack, Ruben Zamora, Steven Galarce, David Villada, Jason Gibson, Tatiana Ronderos, Daniel Abril | Written and Directed by Ken Sanzel Blunt Force Trauma follows the journey of John (Kwanten) and Colt (Pinto), gunfighters and sometimes lovers, on parallel but very different journeys through […]

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10th Sep2015

‘War Pigs’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Luke Goss, Mickey Rourke, Chuck Lidell, Noah Segan, Steven Luke, Ryan Kelley, Jake Stormoen, K.C. Clyde, Apostolos Gliarmis, Maclain Nelson | Written by Adam Emerson, Andrew Kightlinger, Steven Luke | Directed by Ryan Little Now this is one for the books, a direct to DVD “traditional” war film starring Dolph Lundgren and Luke […]

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14th Dec2014

‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Blu-ray 3D Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Powers Boothe, Dennis Haysbert, Ray Liotta, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Christopher Lloyd, Jaime King, Juno Temple | Written by Frank Miller | Directed by Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller It was an invite to review a Blu-ray like any other, or […]

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20th Aug2014

‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Powers Boothe, Dennis Haysbert, Ray Liotta, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Christopher Lloyd, Jaime King, Juno Temple | Written by Frank Miller | Directed by Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller It was an invite to a screening like any other, or so […]

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24th Apr2014

‘Generation Iron’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Features: Mickey Rourke, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Jai White, Lou Ferrigno, Busta Rhymes, Phil Heath, Kai Greene, Dennis Wolf, Jay Cutler, Ronnie Coleman, Roelly Winklaar, Bob Cicherillo, Branch Warren, Ben Pakulski | Written and Directed by Vlad Tudin Generation Iron, a semi-sequel to the classic Arnold Schwarzenegger documentary Pumping Iron (the film is exec produced by Jerome […]

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28th Jul2013

‘Java Heat’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kellan Lutz, Ario Bayu, Mickey Rourke, Frans Tumbuan, Tio Pakusodewo, Atiqah Hasiholan, Mike Muliadro, Rio Dewanto, Astri Nurdin, T. Rifnu Wikana | Written by Conor Allyn, Rob Allyn | Directed by Conor Allyn After the suicide bombing of a party in Indonesia, American Marine/FBI agent Jake Travers (Lutz), posing as a grad student, is bent […]

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