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Review: Heart of Glass—Jackie Chan's "Police Story"

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After a second failed attempt to break into the American market with The Protector (1985), a film in which he repeatedly conflicted with director James Glickenhaus, Jackie Chan returned to Hong Kong determined to top Hollywood. According to Chan, he told Glickenhaus: “You do The Protector and I’ll do Police Story, and I’ll show you what the action movie is all about.” Today, more than 30 years after its release, Police Story remains one of the best-loved and most impressive action films by the most popular action star in the world, and has been given the restoration treatment and Metrograph engagement befitting a true classic, while Glickenhaus is best known for actually writing and directing a movie called McBain.After knocking around Hong Kong for several years as a stuntman and bit player, and a few attempts at becoming a lead in cheap Bruce Lee knock-offs, Jackie Chan finally burst
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The Simpsons top 50 episodes

Rob counts down the top 50 episodes of TV's longest-running animated series, The Simpsons...

Since its debut in 1989, across 552 episodes and 25 seasons, The Simpsons has become one of the most revered and beloved TV programmes of all time. It’s a true cultural phenomenon that’s influenced not just animation, but all areas of TV comedy and sitcom. For so many of us, its quotes and catchphrases have permeated our everyday vernacular, from single words like “crisitunity” and “embiggen” to phrases “you don’t win friends with salad” and “everything’s coming up Milhouse.”

Personal opinions may vary, but for me the show’s peak years were from season 4 through to 10. They’re consistently funny, all killer and no filler runs with barely a dud episode to be found between 1992-1998. Past this point the standard becomes a little more mixed, and recent seasons have been distinctly average at best. The
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'Simpsons' Comic-Con panel: Sneak peeks of 'Daycare' and 'Treehouse,' plus... Carrie Fisher?

'Simpsons' Comic-Con panel: Sneak peeks of 'Daycare' and 'Treehouse,' plus... Carrie Fisher?
Springfield invaded San Diego on Saturday, as The Simpsons offered up two sneak peeks and one surprise guest (but very little news about the upcoming 24th season) in their Ballroom 20 Comic-Con panel. Here’s your 30-second rundown of the proceedings.

The Panel: Moderator/consulting producer David Mirkin, executive producers Al Jean and Matt Groening, supervising director Mike Anderson, and Yeardley Smith (voice of Lisa Simpson), who flew into San Diego by helicopter and landed on the USS Midway. Too bad we didn’t get to see that entrance.

Footage screened: A 2-D version of the sweet, engaging 3-D animated short The Longest Daycare,
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Win ArrowDrome's X-Rental DVD box-set

To celebrate the release of the 'X-Rental' DVD box-set - which contains the cult classics Maniac Cop, Cheerleaders, Revenge of the Cheerleaders, Penitentiary, Penitentiary II and McBain - on Monday, June 11th, Flickering Myth has two copies to give away to our readers courtesy of the lovely folk at ArrowDrome.

Read on for details of how to enter this competition...

Maniac Cop

When reports come in of a man in a police uniform committing gore drenched bloody murder on the city streets, officer Jack Forrest (Bruce Campbell) stands accused. Now, with few friends, powerful enemies and a psychopathic slayer still at large, it s up to Jack to prove he s not guilty and bring down the killer.

Cheerleaders & Revenge Of The Cheerleaders

For the bold and brassy girls of the cheerleading squad, taking one for their football team comes naturally so when rivals need to be taken down, there s only one solution.
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Arrow Video and Arrowdrome’s June 2012 line-up

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It’s time for another update from our friends at Arrow Video, this time previewing their <ay 2012 releases which include theSteelbook Blu-ray release of the King of New York and the ArrowDrome release of Frankenhooker and the awesome-looking X-Rental four-pack!

Frankenhooker (ArrowDrome)

Some Assembly Required

Finding a girl when you’re a nerdy science geek can be hard. But what happens if that special someone dies in a bizarre gardening accident and it’s all your fault? Meet Jeffrey Franken. He’s just killed the love of his life and now he’s going to rebuild her… From the body parts of the dead streetwalkers who exploded when he introduced them to a lethal new drug – Supercrack! Little does he know that a good recipe requires the correct ingredients. Jeffrey isn’t putting his life back together; he’s building… a Frankenhooker! From the twisted imagination of Frank Henenlotter (Basketcase
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Arrow Video’s May 2012 line-up revealed

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It’s time for another update from our friends at Arrow Video, this time previewing their <ay 2012 releases which include the long-awaited Blu-ray release of the House By the Cemetary and the ArrowDrome release of The Exterminator.

The House by the Cemetery (Arrow Video) Limited Edition Blu-ray

You may have just mortgaged your life! Shock gore master Lucio Fulci’s The House by the Cemetery is one of the finest typically single-minded exercises in zombie terror. Its just a shame no-one told the Boyle family who move into a gothic style house (by a cemetery) with a bloody past and a guts spraying future, what is yet to come! You’d think they’d twig given the basement door is nailed shut that they should get the hell out. Instead they stay long enough to discover their zombified non rent-paying lodger, the cellar-dwelling, flesh-hungry Dr Freudstein and boy is he pissed!
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What To Buy This Week: Blu-ray and DVD releases for November 7th

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Well it’s the start of another week, so you know what that means – yet more DVD and Blu-ray releases hit the high street, ready and waiting to swallow up all your hard-earned cash! So here’s the rundown of what’s available to buy from today, November 7th 2011.

Pick Of The Week

The Exterminator (Blu-ray

Flamethrowers ready as the alleyways of skid row are set ablaze with the brutal vengeance of one man… The Exterminator! John Eastland has been to ‘Nam and he’s seen things… Things you wouldn’t believe. Surviving torture and witnessing the brutal deaths of his friends, John returns home to a tough neighbourhood in New York and his loving family. But when some local thugs take a crippling dislike to his best friend Mike, leaving him paralysed, something snaps in John. Did he fight the Vietcong for this? Taking the law into his own hands,
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Arrow announce a slew of new Blu-ray and DVD releases

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Our good friends at Arrow have sent us details on their November release schedule, which includes the eagerly awaited (at least by me) special features-filled release of Wes Craven’s Deadly Blessing and the Robert McGinty starring classic The Exterminator!

The Exterminator Blu-ray (Arrow Video)

Scorching the streets clean… Flamethrowers ready as the alleyways of skid row are set ablaze with the brutal vengeance of one man… The Exterminator! John Eastland has been to ‘Nam and he’s seen things… Things you wouldn’t believe. Surviving torture and witnessing the brutal deaths of his friends, John returns home to a tough neighbourhood in New York and his loving family. But when some local thugs take a crippling dislike to his best friend Mike, leaving him paralysed, something snaps in John. Did he fight the Vietcong for this? Taking the law into his own hands, Eastland sets out to clean the streets of every low life,
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Arrow announce September DVD line-up

Arrow have released details of their September DVD release line-up for both Arrow Video – which is home to some of the UK’s best DVD and Blu-ray releases (well at least for us cult & horror fans), and Arrowdrome - Arrow Video’s sister label which looks set to be another great home for some quality exploitation titles… The details come from our new exclusive feed with Cult Labs, so expect more Arrow announcements in the future!

Arrow Video

Pieces (DVD)

When you meet him, you’ll go to Pieces! Jigsaw puzzles can be maddening. They drive to distraction. You might even go so crazy to take your own mother down with an axe…

On a Boston Campus, young girls are missing out. Missing out on hands, feet, arms and heads as a certain puzzled psychopath, forty years down the line, carves a bloody swathe through the female college population. Only
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Celebrate Christopher Walken's Birthday With 10 Great Walken Moments

Christopher Walken turns 68 today and, if not for his participation in Kangaroo Jack, this would probably be a national holiday. Kangaroo Jack notwithstanding, Walken has the uncanny ability to make even the worst piece of crap inexplicably awesome, and if he happens to find his way into a good movie, those tend to become almost instant classics. Christopher Walken has been making movies since 1956 and, even though a lot of them were terrible, he almost never is. To commemorate his birthday, we've picked out ten great Christopher Walken moments, sure to improve your day and possibly get you fired if you're watching these clips at work and your boss happens to be Sicilian. Celebrate Chris Walken day with ten great awkward, hilarious, wonderful, and strange Walken moments: Fatboy Slim's Weapon of Choice Googly Eyes Gardener on SNL Walken takes out a jet with a pistol in McBain Christopher Walken
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Now in theaters: "The Expendables" (Sylvester Stallone, USA)

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When Eric Roberts, dressed as Vince McMahon, summarizes the insecure-dictator-with-a-daughter-conspiring-against-him plot of The Expendables as "bad Shakespeare," he's just touching the tip of the iceberg: bad pacing, bad timing, bad greenscreens, bad ideas. And yet, and yet, and yet. The first thing you notice about The Expendables is what a disarmingly casual movie it is. Like some later Hawks, it feels like an excuse for the cast to hang out together and shoot the shit; it's a low-key El Dorado with James Glickenhaus' McBain taking the place of Rio Bravo. Some old friends put on an exhibition match; some will be faces, some will be heels, and after a day's filming they'll all go out for drinks. Everybody does their own thing: Sylvester Stallone turns himself into John Wayne, doing it all for a girl he knows he's too old for; Jason Statham reprises the killer-worrying-about-his-unsuspecting-girlfriend bit from Crank
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The Best Thing I’ve Seen All Year: Christopher Walken Flips Off the Law of Physics

Did I say of the year, because I meant of the decade. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, on December 31st, 2009, at 12:40Pm Central Standard Time, I stumbled upon the best thing I’ve seen since I clicked the TV Power button on at 12:01 Am January 1st, 2000 and realized the world hadn’t ended.

The movie is called McBain. It is from 1991, and it was a time where Christopher Walken was kind of going through a lull in his career. Of course, if you know enough about the man, you realize Walken doesn’t go through lulls. There are just moments where has chosen not to turn the volume up to Kick-ass level.

Nonetheless, whatever you think of his career at this time, when a gun found its way into his hands, the laws of physics ceased to exist.

Just watch the clip, and we’ll talk after:

Through one window,
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Gays of our Lives (December 8, 2009)

Welcome to another edition of Gays of Our Lives. This week in Gool Theater, we’ve got some very good clips from As the World Turns. And yet, the show still managed to annoy me. Am I just picky? Watch for yourself and see. Plus, Good Times, Bad Times (Dutch) starts an intriguing plot arc, Roman risks his life on All That Matters and One Life to Live continues to astound and amaze. Thankfully, it’s in a good way.

Gool Scoops And Spoilers has the dish on the new gay storyline on Emmerdale, Kyle and Oliver each make a commitment to Nick on One Life to Live, but can they keep their promises? Plus, Ravi comes to the defense of his sisters on Hollyoaks, Ian is trapped in a dicey situation on Shameless (U.S.), the kids from Glee make it to Sectionals in the final episode until – gasp!
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