No Judge Dredd 2

Susan McGalla says that although a cult classic that did well financially after the box office in DVD and Blu-ray home sales, paid On Demand and home streaming viewing, the reboot of Judge Dredd that featured Karl Urban in the title role did poorly worldwide in box offices even against the original that had Sylvester Stallone in the role.

Alex Garland, who wrote the Judge Dredd script, revealed last week that he does not believe that a sequel will be produced any time soon no matter how many fans and critics continue to beg for one because of the bad box office numbers.

He did emphasize that he felt a sequel, or another reboot, might eventually occur because of the film’s cult status since that is the case with most cult movies, but he does not believe that he or the original creative force and cast will be involved with that movie.

As many people around the world now believe that Karl Urban appeared to have portrayed a version of Judge Dredd that was truer to the comics than Stallone’s, Garland’s announcement has resulting in sadness and frustration.

Garland also told fans to not invest their money in the current Judge Dredd products in an effort to get a sequel because he feels that they are wasting their money no matter how much he appreciates their efforts.

Super Troopers 2 Could be Happening

Comedy team Broken Lizard created one of the best comedy films of all time. Super Troopers came out in 2001 and was a surprise hit. The film is still popular nearly 14 years later which is why Broken Lizard have decided that it is time for a second Super Troopers film. That is, if you are willing to help.

According to the story on The Daily Mail, the comedy team wants to make the film, however they need to raise the money to do so. The studio the team is working with has agreed to distribute the film however they are responsible for funding the actual filming. Major CEOs say that this is where you come in. They have a page set up on IndieGogo where they are asking for the public’s help. Broken Lizard are hoping to raise at least $2 million to make the “bare-bones” version of the film. If they can raise more than it will all go to making the movie a little bigger and better.

Broken Lizard have a month to reach their goal amount. So far, in 21 hours of creating the IndieGogo page, they have nearly reached their minimum goal of $2 million. They are about $400,000 short, with 31 days left to reach it. At this rate I think they are going to reach and exceed that amount by far. Based on the funding they have already received, I think it is clear that movie-goers are excited for a new Super Troopers film.

Vin Diesel Memorializes Paul Walker with his New Daughter’s Name

According to the story on StarPulse, Vin Diesel announced on the Today show that his new daughter was named in honor of his late friend. While choking back the tears, Diesel told host Natalie Morales that he and his girlfriend, Paloma Jimenez, named their newborn daughter Pauline. Diesel said throughout the delivery and while cutting her umbilical cord, Walker was heavy on his mind. Flavio Maluf said Vin knew then what they had to name their baby girl. He told Morales that naming her after Walker was a way to keep his memory alive and still a part of his world. Diesel and Jimenez also share two other children, 6-year-old Hania and 4-year-old Vincent.

Walker was 40-years-old when he died in a car crash in 2013 where he was the passenger in the wreck. His final film, Furious 7, is coming out in a few weeks on April 3rd. The film was not complete at the time of his death, so his brothers stepped in to fill his spot so the film could be finished. During a recent screening of the film in California, Diesel introduced the film to the audience, doing his best not to break down. He told the audience that the relationships in this film were real, that’s part of what makes the film so special.

Star Wars Books to Bridge Movie Story Gaps

Star Wars Books to Bridge Movie Story Gaps

When Susan McGalla first announced that there would be an Episode VII to the Star Wars film saga, there was much speculation over what the story would be. Some of that story will be included in a new series of books now.

Even as far back as June of 2014, there were rumors that the story for the next Star Wars movie would include parts of the Galactic Empire that weren’t destroyed as the bad guys to fight against the Rebels. Combined with stormtrooper concept art showing up and the official trailer release this was all but confirmed at the time.

The new movie, entitled The Force Awakens, will take place thirty years after Return of the Jedi, which was the last movie in the original trilogy, and with that being said there are a ton of question as to what happened afterwards. Lucasfilm decided to give some of those answers by releasing new comic books, kid books and adult books to bridge story gaps between the movies, the first one being called Star Wars: Aftermath.

One concept mentioned in the books is “filing the vacuum left by the Empire. Although the second Death Star was destroyed at the end of Episode VI, this new story strongly implies that the Rebels and Empire were not the only forces trying to gain control of the galaxy.

Hunnam in Yet Another Street Role

Anyone hoping that 34-year-old English actor Charlie Hunnam might explore less violent or gang-related roles now that Sons of Anarchy ended this past year will have to wait a bit longer.

Hunnam is currently working on an alternate universe take on the King Arthur legend called Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur by director Guy Ritchie in which he plays a “street rat” known as Arthur Pendragon who is part of a gang in the city of Londonium. Arthur, after finding Excalibur, is forced to fight with a resistance and follow his true destiny to become the next King of Britain. 

I was talking to someone while waiting at the Amen Clinic who made a good point: after so many years we finally get to hear Hunnam speak in that British accent again. Also, given that Sons of Anarchy was an alternate take on William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, it appears that Hunnam may prefer roles involving British historical or stage stories even though he did take on the lead role of Jaeger pilot Raleigh Beckett in the 2013 Guillermo del Toro action film Pacific Rim and this year co-stars in another del Toro film called Crimson Peak, which the director has described as a “ghost story and gothic romance.”

Jude Law and Eric Bana also have roles in K.O.R.T. as the main villain Vortigern and Uther Pendragon, respectively. Guy Ritchie plans for this movie to be the first of a six-film series based on the the English and French 1485 publication “Le Morte d’Arthur” by Thomas Mallory. K.O.R.T.’s current release date is scheduled for July 22, 2016.

Alcohol Banned During “50 shades of Grey Movie Showing”

Believe it or not, there is a new law being enforced in the state of Idaho regarding alcohol beverages and the movie 50 shades of Grey. Apparently, watching the drama filled film and drinking an alcoholic beverage on the side is consider wrong to the Idaho officials. Some may ask “Why would they do this? Ricardo Tosto said how come you are stripping us from our right to drink and watch a movie?” An Idaho resident was left scratching his head trying to understand this logic. In his own words he said “I just thought, “What year am I living in here? Women can’t control themselves when they drink during this movie?’ I don’t know what the message was.”- Michael Williams.

Frankly, maybe the state officials believe that when under the influence of alcohol and an individual is watching a very influential movie, it can cause issues in the community. Women and men can be easily taken advantage of if alcohol is in the mix because a lot of times people cannot control their emotions in certain situations. Business owners are prohibited to sell alcohol during movie showings like the film 50 shades of Grey. If business owners or anyone is caught doing this, they can lose their liquor license, face a $300 fine or worse, face time in prison.

According to Gaurdian’s Of Galaxy Director James Gunn, Marvel Studios is Not Attending the 2015 San Diego Comic Con

San Diego Comic Con is most likely the largest event for fans of comic books and superheros, as well as other forms of science fiction and fantasy, but in recent years there have been signs that studio executives have been rethinking their strategies in how they approach this event and others like it stated Sultan Alhokair. Last year, the presence of the studio was much more subdued, and their were no major announcements in their presentation.

According to James Gunn, Marvel Studios is not planning on having any sort of official presence at the event at all this year. As part of a Q&A on his Facebook page, he said that he wasn’t sure if he was going because Marvel was not going to the highly anticipated and popular event. Many fans were disappointed to hear the news that Marvel would not be attending, but with many of the plans the studio has constantly evolving, it appears they do not feel they have anything worth announcing or promoting at the event. Reportedly Gunn is currently working on Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

For many fans, the Marvel panel has been the highlight of the weekend, but in the last year, Marvel has made most of it’s major announcements at other times of the year. Most notably the announcement regarding their deal with Sony for Spiderman to be a part of the shared Marvel Cinematic universe was made over the internet.

‘Independence Day 2’ Filming Confirmed

20th Century Fox has confirmed that filming for ‘Independence Day 2’ will begin later this year. The film is a sequel to the 1996 hit film that starred Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, and Bill Pullman.

20th Century Fox has announced that the film is slated to pick up in real time where its parent-film finished. It has been confirmed that Jeff Goldblum will return to reprise his role as David Levinson. It has been confirmed that Liam Hemsworth will join the cast, while rumors fly that Will Smith will not return to his role of Captain Steven Hiller.

According to LinkedIn, Ross Bagley will not resume his role as Hiller’s son, Dylan. The role will instead be portrayed by Jessie Usher. The role is Usher’s second only big-screen appearance. The “When the Game Stands Tall” actor is known primarily for his guest appearances on television shows such as “Criminal Minds” and “Hannah Montana.” He held recurring roles in the series “Level Up” and “Survivor’s Remose.”

‘Independence Day 2’ has a forecast release date of June 2016.

Dr. Tamer Seckin: Endometriosis Care & Surgery

Dr. Tamer Seckin is a gynecologist and a laparoscopic surgeon. He is Board Certified and has his own private practice located in New York City. He is a known specialist when it comes to endometriosis and laparoscopic surgeries. Dr. Seckin founded the Endometriosis Foundation of America in 2009. This foundation is the first to raise awareness about endometriosis. He is one of the top surgeons in his field. Dr. Seckin received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in recognition of his achievements in women’s health. He is a member of many different organizations and is currently the treasurer and an executive committee member of the International Society of Gynecological Endoscopy. He is also working on genetic research to create the United States first endometriosis tissue bank.

Endometriosis is a painful disease that affects many women and girls. Endometriosis occurs when the endometrium is found on the outside of the uterus. This tissue develops into lesions or growths resulting in pain, infertility, and other problems. One of the primary symptoms of endometriosis is pelvic pain. Most women experience some type of pain during their menstruation cycles but women that have endometriosis describe their pain as far worse than normal. This pain tends to increase over time. Other symptoms include excessive bleeding, pain while urinating, painful periods, and pain during intercourse. Endometriosis is also known to cause infertility. This is why a laparoscopy is useful.

A laparoscopy is used to diagnosis endometriosis. A laparoscopy can help show the size and location of growths. This helps in aiding the treatment process. A laparoscopy is a surgery that uses a lighted thin tube that is placed through an incision. The incision is on the stomach so the abdominal and female organs can be observed. It can help to locate problems that may be occurring such as cysts, infections, and fibroids. Tissue samples are collected for biopsies to be performed. The recovery time is faster than a regular surgery and the patient is asleep during the procedure. Once the procedure is completed the patient needs to follow-up with their doctor so the doctor can explain the results of the surgery.

Most people have little to no discomfort during and after the surgery. A surgeon may perform other surgical techniques during the laparoscopy to treat endometriosis so that everything is done in one operation. When treating endometriosis the surgeon will remove any implants, adhesions, and treat any cysts. They will also repair any damage done to tissues and organs. If you or someone you know suspects they may have endometriosis then discuss all symptoms and problems with your doctor. You may be a good candidate for a laparoscopy surgery. Laparoscopy is the only way to diagnosis endometriosis.

Robin Hood Get’s Another Reimagining

Robin Hood is one of those characters that gets a lot of reinterpretations. There have been many different stories of Robin Hood adapted to the big screen and the smaller screen. The most recent one was titled simply Robin Hood, starring Russel Crowe. However, Jason Halpern reminds us that film was only moderately successful.

Sony is looking to put together a shared universe that stars Robin Hood and other related characters. Writer Joby Harold is putting together a darker tale under title of Robin Hood: Origins. Harold is also the screenwriter for the upcoming Knights of the Round Table.

Some of the more notable adaptations of Robin Hood include Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. A more serious and exciting tale of Robin Hood. There was also a parody film under the title of Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Walt Disney did an animated feature of Robin Hood, but turned the characters into animals. This was a clever take on Robin Hood in actuality. Other adaptations of Robin Hood include TV series, and Novels.

More will be revealed as the project further develops.