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A Darker, Grittier Version of Hellboy is Coming

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A new Hellboy film moves forward. The new Hellboy might not be the one cinematic followers are familiar with. The new Hellboy film won’t be the planned third film in the trilogy. Instead, the next entry reboots the series anew. Interestingly, the new film returns to the dark and gritty roots of Mike Mignola’s original comic book concept.

The first two film versions of Hellboy starred Ron Perlman and were directed by Guillermo del Toro. The films mixed horror, humor, and fantasy in a fun way. Sadly, the two films weren’t massive box office hits so the planned third film never saw production. While the two films maintain good critical reviews, they do not capture the darker and more ominous world of the comic books. All this changes with the upcoming Hellboy reboot. Creator Mike Mignola has nothing bad to say about the first two films, but he does seem pleased the next entry intends to be closer to his vision.

The first Hellboy movie arrived at a time when the superhero fad was starting to take off. Superhero and comic book movies receive a great deal more publicity today than they did 15 or so years ago. So, the original Hellboy didn’t get the chance to ride the heavy hype any and all comic book-related movies receive today. Plus, some audience members confused the film for a pure horror picture. Such things worked against the first two movies’ box office potential. Today, comic book movies are hotter than ever. The audiences for the films have grown exponentially. Unless the film gets awful reviews, expect solid box office for any comic book movie project.

The 2019 version of Hellboy may prove to be a much bigger hit than the previous entries. For those who enjoy the comics, that means a new franchise may be born.

Larkin & Lacey

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The U.S. District Judge Susan B. Bolton formally validated President Donald Trump’s pardon of Joe Arpaio in October 2017. Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona, had become a controversial figure in both American politics and the justice system in his six terms.

He was previous convicted of criminal contempt for ignoring a judge’s order in a 2007 racial profiling case. He was sentenced prior to being criminally sentenced.

Arpaio is most known for his controversial opinions on illegal immigration and his tent city prison. He is also well-known for a case for a more controversial case involving two newspaper publishers named Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey.

The way they explain it, they were harassed by Arpaio during his years as county sheriff just because they sought the truth. Lacey and Larkin, former co-owners of Phoenix New Times, sought the truth on what regarding some issues with the treatment of Hispanics, torture, brutal jail conditions and jail suicides.

Lacey, in an interview about Arpaio’s pardon, reflected about the people who were jailed in the former sheriff’s jail. He called it a failure in the justice system. He (Arpaio) ignores a contempt of court and is pardoned as opposed to being help responsible for people who were abused and tortured in his prison. According to Lacey, their lives and careers were atacked and derailed because of the former sheriff’s rules and regulations.

Lacey did not comment on his run with Arpaio’s alleged rogue criminal system. It happened back in 2007 when Lacey and Larkin were arrested and taken from their homes under the cover of darkness by plainclothes detectives in unmarked cars.

These vehicles had Mexican license plates. They were arrested for a rarely used and known criminal statute that made it a felony to make public a law enforcement official’s address.

The real reason for their bogus arrest, according to the men, was a 2004 investigative article written by their reporter. The article showed Arpaio owed commercial real estate valued at about $700,000.

However, he only made approximately $78,000 a year. Arpaio was allegedly enraged about the story and wanted revenge. He was able to allegedly obtain short-lived revenge by arresting the two co-publishers for a felony.

The next day, the county’s attorney held a press conference announcing criminal charges against Larkin and Lacey were dropped. Read more: Jim Larkin | and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase

They threatened to sue because they were illegally detained by Arpaio and their First Amendment rights were violated.

The Ninth Circuit Court in 2012 ruled Lacey and Larkin had been arrested without needed probable case. They settled with the county for $3.75 million for the arrest.


Fans Get Creative With Avengers Posters

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Given that the new Avengers movie is not that far off, there have been official posters released for the film. At the same time, fans are coming up with their own promotional artwork for the upcoming major event film. This particular one involves a rather haunting design with all of the key characters in the upcoming film placed together to form the glove that has the Infinity Stones. Also, the Avengers: Infinity War Logo makes up a key part of Thanos’s glove as well. This is all done in front of a space backdrop.

Fans are still enjoying the event film of Black Panther which has brought in record highs in revenue. It has received a lot of critical acclaim as well as other good reviews. However, it is very likely that Avengers is going to wind up being bigger than Black Panther. Also, Black Panther is going to be a good part of the Avengers film. Fans are anticipating the upcoming film. This anticipation is bringing forth a lot of speculation as well as some promotion from fans.

The only thing that is going to remain when the release date comes is whether or not Avengers: Infinity War is going to live up to the hype. One thing that is for certain is that some of the first shows are going to be sold out especially when tickets go on sale for the premium screens and other experiences. 2018 is definitely looking to be one of the biggest years for the MCU. The next two years for the MCU might be quite unmatched when it comes to the upcoming movies. This is a big year for movies in general.

No Current Plans For Blade In The MCU

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Given that Blade is one of the films that have helped with bringing Marvel comic book characters to the spotlight, people are wondering when they are going to be seeing their favorite vampire hunter. Given that Black Panther has been a successful character so far, this is bringing more attention to the vampire hunter. As of right now, there are no plans to bring Blade back to the big screen. Even with interest from fans and even Wesley Snipes, who played the vampire hunter for 3 films, there is no current plans for Blade to appear in the MCU.

However, there have been fans talking about who they would want to play the role. Among the people who have been thought about is John Boyega, a growing star. He has a few big movies on his belt in the Star Wars franchise. He is also set to appear in a Pacific Rim Sequel called Uprising. He is quickly becoming one of the big names in Hollywood. People are comparing him to other stars like Denzel Washington.

As for Blade, it is very likely that he is going to appear somewhere in the MCU at some point. It might not be with the core Avenger group in theatrical films. The franchise might be in the form of a Netflix series like Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones. Many of the comic book characters that fans want to see are going to be taking a break for a while. One thing that Marvel is trying to do is bring forth some of the other characters in the Marvel Universe that have not been given a lot of fame.

Avengers Moves Up a Week Which Scares Rampage

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Avengers: Infinity War is one of the biggest events of the year. However, even large event films are subject to reschedules. Infinity War has moved up a week form its original release date. This has brought forth a few subsequent moves in the schedule when it comes to other films on the release schedule. Among the other films that have to fight for their time to shine is Rampage, another big film that is supposed to be coming out as some of the pre-summer line up. One thing that is certain is that Avengers is set to make even more than Black Panther which has made a surprising amount of money.

Avengers has become a franchise that is even bigger than Star Wars given that it is a culmination of all of the big Marvel films that have come out. Given that this is actually one of the biggest Avenger films taking place in one of the biggest periods of the lives of the Avengers, people have high expectations for this film. Another thing that is worth considering is that this is only the first part of what can be a two part event with the next Avengers being released in the following year.

Dwayne Johnson himself states that he is motivated by the success of Marvel films like Black Panther. Dwayne himself has quite a few movies coming out this year. His first movie of the year, Jumanji has already been released. Rampage, which is a movie based on a video game is hoping to do big business before Avengers takes over. Dwayne also has another movie called Skyscraper, which is reminiscent of Die Hard.

Dr. Mark Mckenna Has Tapped Into A New Market With OVME

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There are thousands of people out there who are dedicated to helping others and improving the world for the better. Dr. Mark Mckenna is one of the latest and most renowned do-gooders out there, helping thousands not only through his medical skills but his entrepreneurial ideas as well. Mark is well-versed in the medical industry, with many successes under his name and years of experience building his expertise. Thanks to Mark’s incredible drive and pursuit to help as many people as possible, he didn’t stop with medicine and instead tried to turn his medical skills into business ideas that could not only be profitable but reach more people. Dr. Mark Mckenna spent many years studying his crafts in school and by working under his own father for years.

If Dr. Mark Mckenna’s dedication to helping others was not clear to people, in the beginning, it was surely seen when he stayed in his hometown despite the catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina. Not only did this storm devastate the city for thousands of people, but Mark lost millions because of his company at the time, McKenna Venture was also lost to the storm. This didn’t hold Mark back one bit as he worked hard to help people around the community and clear lots. Mark was also able to renovate and fix up properties that were abandoned to rebuild some of the losses he sustained from the storm. Once Mark was finished, he decided to move to Atlanta, Georgia, and try his luck with a new business idea known as ShapeMed, a cosmetic wellness company. This company was so successful that it caught the eye of Life Time Fitness and in 2014 they purchased . the company from Dr. Mark Mckenna

As of late, Dr. Mark Mckenna is working on his latest business, OVME. Providing various products and treatments for patients around various cities through a delivery system. Dr. Mark Mckenna realized there was a large market that was untapped due to a fear of doctor’s offices. OVME is an innovative app that allows customers to search for doctors and have consults while simultaneously ordering products to use at home.

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The Fate of The Expendables Franchise

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The Expendables franchise has had three movies. However, Stallone has decided that they are going to come back for yet another film in the saga. While the third one did not do so well, (possibly due to a watered down film for a PG-13 rating), Stallone has finally decided that there is more to explore with the upcoming Expandables 4. The only thing is who is returning. One thing that is certain is that Sylvester Stallone is returning to the franchise. The only thing is that he and a few other actors are the only ones returning. The rest of the cast is uncertain.

The first Expendables film has started out a gritty thriller. It eventually turned into an action film that pays homage to the 80s style action movies that have eventually given way to the PG-13 movies of the 2000s. Given that the climate has recently changed for action movies, it is interesting to see how well this one would be received. They are likely going to shoot for an R rating since the tide has shifted. Nowadays, more action movies are R rated except for major comic book movies. As a matter of fact, even some of the comic book movies in otherwise PG-13 franchises have been released with R rating.

Another thing to note is that photographers are holding the camera still more. Even the first Expendables movie involved a lot of quick cuts. As of right now, it is uncertain how the Expendables franchise is going to hold up. With the likes of John Wick, Deadpool and some other hardcore film franchises, it is going to have to work hard to bring something new to the table.

New Set Video from Shazam! Emerges

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After 40 years or so, Shazam! returns in live-action form. The classic 1970’s Filmation television series lingers in the mind of Generation X television watchers who can never forget Saturday morning entertainment. With the upcoming Shazam! movie from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, a new generation of fans can view the exploits of the unique hero. In a recent video taken on the motion picture’s set, Shazam played by Zachary Levi saves a bus of people from crashing. That’s one of the things all-powerful superheroes do best. Superman definitely comes to mind when fans create images of heroes performing such heroic displays.

The one drawback here is some may consider Shazam! to be a bit derivative of The Man of Steel. Actually, Shazam! started out as the comic book character Captain Marvel and was published by a rival company. What makes Shazam different is a young teen named Billy Batson turns into the powerful hero. He may physically become the adult-sized hero, but he doesn’t acquire the mind of an adult. The superpowerful hero retains the maturity of a young kid. That makes for an intriguing character and one who may connect in a unique way with young viewers in the audience.

Currently, the DC Extended Universe really needs a shot in the arm. The forthcoming Aquaman movie must be a big hit both financially and critically in order for the DCEU to regain lost ground. Sad to say, Superman and Batman suffered mightily through poorly-conceived DCEU movies. Shazam! could provide a new and successful franchise that leads audiences to forget the weaker entries in the DCEU. Wonder Woman definitely did well. The planned sequel to Wonder Woman won’t likely falter at the box office.

Shazam! could become the next hot franchise since the potential to appeal to kids is strong. Hopefully, the finished product lives up to its potential.

A New Book Tells the Tale of The Howling Franchise

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The true tale of The Howling soon shall be revealed. A new book that covers the making of The Howling films is slated for publication. Even those who aren’t huge fans of the franchise may still find the concept of the “making of” book to be intriguing.

The Howling (1981) remains one of the all-time classic werewolf movies in cinema history. While An American Werewolf in London (1981) may be more well known, The Howling clearly is the better film. In addition to better special effects and scarier werewolves, The Howling featured an intriguing and mysterious plot that unfolds slowly over the course of 90 minutes. Screenwriting legend John Sayles of Alligator (1980) fame and director Joe “Gremlins” Dante truly crafted a horror classic.

They had a little help. The film is an adaptation of the 1977 potboiler by horror author Gary Brandner. Brandner’s novel proved successful enough to spawn a 1979 sequel. Hollywood noticed and adapted his original novel into a feature film. Over the years, numerous sequels to the original Howling were made. The problem with the follow-up films centers on their downright awfulness. While the original was a classic, the sequels come off as atrocious “quickies” designed to cash in on the original’s success. The bulk of the sequels went straight to video and cable.

The Howling does maintain a legacy in the annals of horror. Bryn Curt James Hammond’s new book, The Complete History of The Howling, finally tells all the tales regarding the behind-the-scenes journeys of all the films. The book arrives in May. Fans of The Howling cannot wait.

They also cannot wait for a studio remake of the original. Plans for a big-budget remake continue to lag in development. With the horror genre experiencing a slight resurgence recently, the remake may end up moving forward.

Jeunesse Global continues winning converts with Zen Bodi

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The weight-loss industry has long been beset with gimmicky marketing ploys and sparsely supported claims. All too often, marketers of weight-loss products simply look to tell the public what it wants to hear. While this can make people feel good in the extreme short run, the long-term results are rarely encouraging.

Jeunesse Global, one of the premier global distributors and health and beauty products, has decided to take a very different approach to the area of weight loss. With its new weight-loss and total-health system, known as the Zen 8 Project, Jeunesse is willing to tell its customers the hard truth about developing a health-optimal lifestyle and keeping the weight off: There aren’t any shortcuts.

The Zen 8 Project was developed by Jeunesse founders Randy Ray and Wendy Lewis in conjunction with one of the top personal fitness experts on the planet. The idea that began taking shape is, rather than selling people a phony system based on claims of magic solutions, the Zen 8 Project will be built on the science of muscle building, fat burning and appetite curbing. The Zen 8 Project also makes extensive use of the science of behavior modification, teaching people how to make small changes on a weekly or monthly basis as baby steps towards achieving their lasting fitness goals.

The Zen 8 Project comes with a highly innovative and effective supplement. Known as Zen Bodi, the supplement is able to support the three pillars of the Zen 8 Project. Through use of cutting-edge formulations, Zen Bodi is able to help users to build muscle, burn fat and curb their appetite, resulting in slow but steady reductions in excess weight.

Zen Bodi and the Zen 8 Project are just two of the many groundbreaking products that have come out of Jeunesse Global’s product development labs over the last 10 years. With industry experts Randy Ray and Wendy Lewis working around the clock to build their company into a global leader, it is a good bet that the company will continue churning out incredibly effective and sought-after products for years to come. Through science, Jeunesse Global is well on its way to creating Generation Young.

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