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Unsung Anniversaries #3: American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt

For this week's Unsung Anniversaries, we go with a pretty deep cut to celebrate the 25th anniversary of American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt, and in the process talk a little bit about the history of 1980s movie making powerhouse Cannon Films, what happens when a franchise has to recast its lead, and why the film has two standout performances from cult acting icons that almost make it worth watching.

Films in Brief: 1/31/14

Since mainstream new releases seem to have us singing the blues, here are a few neat classical and nostalgic options, with Cineplex continuing their annual Great Digital Film Festival and the TIFF Bell Lightbox showcasing the works of Paul Verhoeven and the unsung, pioneering African American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux.

TRON: Legacy Review

I didn't really have any lofty hopes for TRON: Legacy. My generation missed the bandwagon for sci-fi action adventure movies that dominated theatres in the late 70s and early 80s. I was unburdened by childhood nostalgia, the only thing that had skewed my expectations about the film was the monstrous marketing campaign that Disney employed. This sequel - that nobody ever really asked for - is worth seeing, but only if you plan to watch it in 3D in a giant theatre with a killer sound system.

Interview
TRON: Evolution
Art Director David Patch

The 1982 original TRON film evokes some very specific imagery. Recognizer tanks zooming by in defiance of the laws of aerodynamics, lightcycles racing through the city leaving behind light trails, and above all else neon reds and blues crisscrossing against a sleek digital world. These still form the basis of the re-imagined world spearheaded by the film TRON: Legacy, but as we found out, the tie-in video game TRON: Evolution goes a bit further.

TRON: Evolution Preview

Hey, you’ve heard about the new TRON movie Legacy, right? Of course you have! What about the video game, TRON: Evolution from Disney Interactive and Vancouver-based Propaganda Games? This week, I got to try out the newest build of the PlayStation 3 version amidst a handful of other guests at Disney’s Toronto headquarters.

TRON: Legacy Final Theatrical Trailer

Disney has unveiled the final theatrical trailer for the upcoming TRON: Legacy. Like the previous trailers for the film this one is a visual treat, but what makes this one different is that it finally reveals the plot of the film. TRON: Legacy stars Garrett Hedlund as Sam Flynn — son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) from the 1982 TRON — who must travel to the digital world to find his father who has been missing for 25 years.

Interview
Terra Hazelton
& Andy Sparacino of Fubar 2

We had a chance to chat with Terra Hazelton and Andy Sparacino, two of the stars of Fubar 2. Hazelton plays Trish, a strip club waitress with a heart of gold and Terry's love interest. Those familiar with the first Fubar film will know Sparacino — who played Terry and Dean's old friend and "party leader" Tron — a role that he reprises in the sequel. We talk Fubar 2, music, LARPing and World of Warcraft, and even have enough time to shotgun a few beers.

TRON: Betrayal #1 Preview

Marvel.com has posted a four page preview of their upcoming graphic novel tie-in to the highly-anticipated TRON: Legacy film out this December. The story of TRON: Betrayal acts as a bridge between the original 1982 film and the upcoming film. The comic introduces the reader to some of the upcoming heroes and villains from the […]

TRON: Legacy Theatrical Trailer

Just in time for Comic Con, Yahoo Movies has posted the first look at the new trailer for TRON: Legacy. The film is being directed by Joseph Kosinski and stars Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde and Michael Sheen. The plot summary is as follows: Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn, looks […]

TRON: Legacy Teaser Trailer

Disney has finally released the teaser trailer for Tron: Legacy, the long awaited sequel to the 1982 cult classic Tron.  The film stars recent Oscar winner Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, James Frain, Beau Garrett, and Michael Sheen. I wrote up a detailed description of the teaser trailer a few weeks back […]

Tron: Legacy Trailer Description and Reaction

I was part of the lucky group of people who were invited to a sneak peek at the first theatrical trailer for Disney’s upcoming Tron: Legacy. The online viral marketing campaign for the film has kicked into high gear in the past two weeks. FlynnLives.com was the first site to pop up, which invited people […]

First Tron: Legacy Poster and Still

UK site HEYUGUYS! has the first poster and official still for Disney’s upcoming Tron: Legacy.  The sequel to the 1980’s cult classic Tron is being helmed by first time director Joseph Kosinski and stars Garrett Hedlund as Sam Flynn.  Sam is the son of Kevin Flynn, a role that Jeff Bridges will reprise in the […]