The recent release of biographical wrestling drama “The Iron Claw” is gaining critical praise and year-end awards attention. It was named recently by the National Board of Review as one of the top 10 films of 2023 earlier this month.
Written and directed by Durkin, “The Iron Claw” is currently playing in cinemas. The film features Zac Efron as Kevin Von Erich, Jeremy Allen White as Kerry Von Erich, Harris Dickinson as David Von Erich, Maxwell Jacob Friedman as Lance Von Erich, Holt McCallany as Fritz Von Erich, Maura Tierny as Doris Von Erich, Lily James as Pam Adkisson, Stanley Simons as Mike Von Erich, Aaron Dean Eisenberg as Ric Flair among other.
Recently, the film’s director Sean Durkin shares his emotional personal experiences in making the film, and his passion for the film’s subject about the tragic story of The Von Erich family of wrestlers:
As a kid in the late ’80s and early ’90s, I was obsessed with wrestling. I don’t know what got me into the sport, I just remember being completely consumed by it. I was living in England at the time, and although the popularity of wrestling was growing, it was far from ingrained in the culture. I would watch the weekly shows on TV, the main events that aired a few times a year, and beg my parents to take me to any live matches passing through London.
But it wasn’t enough. I wanted to know everything there was to know about the world of wrestling. I would search for magazines any time my parents stopped at a newsstand. I’d scour book shops for VHS tapes of old NWA matches. And it was in this deep dive that I first saw The Von Erich brothers wrestling together as hometown heroes in the renowned Dallas Sportatorium.
I’ll never forget those first images of that place. You could feel the sweat and the dust, you could smell the cigarette smoke. These guys were fast and exciting and the crowd was wild. Every wrestling show on TV was so polished at that point, verging on cartoonish. But this felt real and raw, this had honesty. I fell in love with Kevin’s bare foot high-flying style; Kerry’s unparalleled power and athleticism; David’s towering stature. A three-headed monster of epic proportions commanding this vibrant stage in my favorite sport. They were rockstars in the ring who revolutionized wrestling. And they just looked like they were having so much fun doing it together. You could feel the love between them. Continue reading →
Finn Wolfhard in ‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire’. Sony Pictures
In Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the Spengler family returns to where it all started – the iconic New York City firehouse – to team up with the original Ghostbusters, who’ve developed a top-secret research lab to take busting ghosts to the next level. But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age.
The new teaser trailer confirms, like the first two Ghostbusters films, the events of the upcoming supernatural comedy film takes place in New York City.
“Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” stars Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Bill Murray, Finn Wolfhard, Kumail Nanjiani.
Directed by Gil Kenan and written by Jason Reitman & Gil Kenan, it is based on the 1984 film “Ghostbusters” and a sequel to 2021’s “Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
The “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” is set to hit theaters on March 29th, 2024.
Netflix has announced that Cobra Kai is set to return for its sixth and final season “soon.”
The hugely successful series brought Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) taking on sensei Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith).
Creators Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg call the decision “bittersweet” but anticipates to bring Cobra Kai to a close the way they want.
“Reacquainting the world with The Karate Kid universe has been our humble honor,” executive producers Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg said in a statement. “Our day one goal with Cobra Kai has always been to end it on our terms, leaving the Valley in the time and place we’ve always imagined. So it is with immense pride and thankfulness that we are able to announce that achievement. The upcoming Season Six will mark the conclusion of Cobra Kai.”
Cobra Kai episodes are available to stream on Netflix.
Nintendo and Illumination has released a new trailer for its upcoming movie “The Super Mario Bros. Movie”. The film is based on the video game series of the same name, Super Mario.
The stunning new trailer comes after the teaser trailer was released last month. There is more details on the movie this time around. This time we hear the voice of Chris Pratt as Mario, and also showcases Anya Taylor-Joy and Seth Rogan’s characters as Princess Peach and Donkey Kong.
Directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic (in Jelenic’s feature directorial debut), the ensemble voice cast also includes harlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, Armisen, Sebastian Maniscalco, Charles Martinet, and Kevin Michael Richardson.
A poster was also released on the film’s official Twitter movie account. It shows a stunning interior view of Princess Peach’s castle.
Thanks to the fourth season of “Stranger Things,” Kate Bush’s 1985 classic “Running Up That Hill” is finding new life and fresh new listeners.
With the return of the Netflix’s hit show’s new season on Friday, and the song being a pivotal part of the plot, the song has surged in Spotify by 9,900% in U.S. plays from Thursday to Monday, per Billboard.
Bush has always been more popular particularly in her native UK than in thee US, so it is understandable that the song is experiencing a similar bump in popularity in the UK as well.
The English singer-songwriter originally released Running Up That Hill in 1985. It was the first single from her fifth studio Hounds of Love, which reached the top of the UK charts and the top 40 in Billboard 200. “Hill” itself originally peaked at No. 3 in the UK charts, and 30 in the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.
In the Netflix series’ first episode, the song is frequently played throughout the entire season, at some point accompanying the journey of one of the characters Max Mayfield (Sadie Sink) in the series.