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Event Leviathan Puts DC's Clandestine Operatives in the Spotlight

Jim Dandy Jun 10, 2019

Event Leviathan #1, the first chapter of the new DC crossover, kicks off by destroying the entire clandestine DC community.

One of the greatest Suicide Squad stories of all time is "The Janus Directive." The crossover ran in 1989 between Suicide Squad, Checkmate, Manhunter, Firestorm, and Captain Atom. Over the course of 12 chapters, it pulled in most of the clandestine superhero services in the DC universe for Amanda Waller's incredibly intricate mole hunt. In the process, the Squad, Checkmate, Peacemaker, Firestorm, Captain Atom, the Cbi (the in-universe analogue for the CIA), and Force of July all get into it with each other until Waller reveals that she's been manipulating them all to stop Kobra from taking over the world.

I bring this up because from what I've seen in Action Comics and in this preview of Event Leviathan #1, I think it might also be Brian Michael Bendis' favorite Suicide Squad story.
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Amit Tandon to launch the "Checkmate" album

Amit Tandon who made his debut on screen with Indian Idol 1 and became a household name with a plethora daily soaps now goes back to his first love music with a single, ?Checkmate?. Tandon is gearing up for the launch of Checkmate which marks his comeback to the music industry after a decade. ?The song is sung by Amit, also features him in the music video which is produced by UK based Superstar DJ and Music producer Bups Saggu.

Thai singer Rimi Nique has given her voice for the female vocals. The song is shot in a chic and stylized set especially created for this video. Checkmate is a pop party track and has a catchy tune to it coupled with some contemporary Hindi and Punjabi lyrics. ?Amit who has released his single after 10 long years said, "I am very excited for this release and just to get back to music.
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The Council – The Complete Season Review

Back when it first launched earlier this year, I think it’s fair to say I was impressed with The Council. The debut effort from Big Bad Wolf had a promising story and a fresh twist on the adventure genre. While the following two episodes, Hide & Seek and Ripples, may not have been as strong, there was still potential within. With the final two episodes, Burning Bridges and Checkmate, it’s time to see if the season managed to stay the course and stick the landing.

When we last left Louis de Richet, we finally got the truth behind Lord Mortimer’s secretive gathering. Plans were made, people were crossed. All pretty standard Council theatrics. Oh, except for the limb-mangling puzzle that finished the episode out. Burning Bridges takes place immediately after the events of Ripples, with the de Richet’s in pursuit of a holy artifact, maybe minus an arm or so.
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The Equalizer 2 Trailer Launched And Denzel Washington Is Again In Action

The first trailer of “The Equalizer 2” is launched and you can see Denzel Washington saying that they killed his friend. So, he is going to kill each and every one of them. And the single disappointment is that hegets this chance only once. He is also seen as saying, “I punish the guilty…if you’re lucky…they give you the opportunity to do the right thing…this ain’t one of those times.”

It is one of the best movies that you can expect in 2018, and while you may love playing casino games or reading up titbits like who are the biggest casino winners, we are sure you wouldn’t want to miss out on this one!

What Can You Expect from the Equalizer 2?

Denzel Washington is back again in “The Equalizer 2” in the form of a retired CIA black operations operative McCall. The first part of this movie,
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Media Luna Scoops Up Dominican Jose Maria Cabral’s ‘The Projectionist’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
German world sales company Media Luna has snagged international sales rights to Dominican helmer-scribe Jose Maria Cabral’s latest film, “The Projectionist.”

Cabral is best known for his 2017 acclaimed prison-set drama “Woodpeckers” (“Carpinteros”), the first Dominican film to compete at the Sundance Film Festival and the country’s official submission to the 90th Academy Awards’ foreign language film category. In 2012, Cabral’s kidnapping drama, “Checkmate,” represented the country at the Oscars.

Now in post, “The Projectionist” turns on a man who spends many lonely hours operating a projector. His only solace is a woman he sees on a film reel. After an accident with the projector destroys his only connection to her, he travels deep into the remotest and poorest parts of the Dominican Republic to find her.

José María Cabral is confirming his talent with a maturity that is just impressive,” said Media Luna CEO Ida Martins who closed the deal in Cannes.
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Remembering Peter Wyngarde

  • CinemaRetro
Actor Peter Wyngarde passed away last Monday at age 90. Although not well known in America, Wyngarde was a very popular actor in the UK thanks to his roles in the iconic TV series "Department S" and "Jason King". Wyngarde also guest starred in such iconic British shows as "The Avengers", " The Saint" and "The Prisoner", in which he appeared as Number Two in the episode "Checkmate". He also appeared in the cult horror film "Burn, Witch, Burn" and made an eerie silent appearance as the ghostly Peter Quint in the classic 1963 film "The Innocents". For more on his career, click here. 
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Artwork for horror movie Gnome Alone starring Verne Troyer

If long-time Leprechaun fans were upset with what Lionsgate and WWE Studios did with their gritty reboot of Leprechaun: Origins, then you may get your fix with Gnome Alone, which stars the former Mini Me, Verne Troyer.

Based on the title, we can only assume this will have the tongue in cheek humour of the original Leprechaun series. Check out the artwork and synopsis below:

“When timid college student Zoe witnesses a hit-and-run, the dying victim gives her a strange amulet. Suddenly, all those who have offended Zoe in her life begin dying horrible deaths at the hands of a malicious gnome (Troyer). When Zoe discovers the horrible history behind the amulet, will she be able to harness its magical power before the gnome begins killing those closest to her?”

And speaking of Leprechaun, original star Warwick Davis is teaming up with its original director Mark Jones to star in Vamprechaun.
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Checkmate Director Timothy Woodward Jr. on Shooting Action and the Futility of Fixing it in Post

We recently spoke to director Timothy Woodward Jr. about the production of the movie Checkmate. Much of the discussion centered on the Blackmagic Production 4K camera, because this was one of the first feature movies shot with that camera. But in the course of the discussion, Woodward made a couple of observations about shooting that seemed worth highlighting separately. The first covered the continued importance of practical effects, and the second was about organizing your shooting schedule and why it’s worth getting it right on the day. Filmmaker: You did a lot of practical effects in the movie? Woodward: We […]
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Checkmate Director Timothy Woodward Jr. on Shooting Action and the Futility of Fixing it in Post

We recently spoke to director Timothy Woodward Jr. about the production of the movie Checkmate. Much of the discussion centered on the Blackmagic Production 4K camera, because this was one of the first feature movies shot with that camera. But in the course of the discussion, Woodward made a couple of observations about shooting that seemed worth highlighting separately. The first covered the continued importance of practical effects, and the second was about organizing your shooting schedule and why it’s worth getting it right on the day. Filmmaker: You did a lot of practical effects in the movie? Woodward: We […]
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Checkmate Director Timothy Woodward Jr. on Shooting with the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Director Timothy Woodward Jr. is currently in post-production on Checkmate, an action thriller with supernatural undertones shot using the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. The movie is expected to be completed by October, and is one of the first features shot with this camera. We spoke to Woodward about shooting with the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, as well as about shooting action sequences and why you shouldn’t “fix it in post.” This is part one of the interview. Filmmaker: Where did the story come from? Woodward: We found the story on a service called InkTip.com. It was very clever. It was well […]
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Checkmate Director Timothy Woodward Jr. on Shooting with the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Director Timothy Woodward Jr. is currently in post-production on Checkmate, an action thriller with supernatural undertones shot using the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. The movie is expected to be completed by October, and is one of the first features shot with this camera. We spoke to Woodward about shooting with the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, as well as about shooting action sequences and why you shouldn’t “fix it in post.” This is part one of the interview. Filmmaker: Where did the story come from? Woodward: We found the story on a service called InkTip.com. It was very clever. It was well […]
See full article at Filmmaker Magazine_Director Interviews »

Exclusive: First Look At Stills And Art For Indie High Concept Thriller Checkmate

Action thrillers are a dime a dozen in Hollywood, so when one of them shoots a little higher than usual, we tend to notice here at We Got This Covered. That’s why we’re pleased to be able to exclusively debut new stills and artwork from the indie high-concept thriller Checkmate, which looks at the same heist from six different perspectives.

Starring Danny Glover, Sean Astin, Vinnie Jones, Mischa Barton, Michael Pare, Johnny Messner, Katrina Law, Willa Ford, Antwon Tanner and David Chisum, Checkmate “chronicles how the actions of individuals affect us all, as six people are thrown together during an elaborate bank heist where any move can alter the outcome,” according to the film’s official press release. It was directed by Timothy Woodward Jr. and written by Henry Mitchell, Calvin Cox and Jennifer Lynch.

No trailer yet, but the film is currently is post-production and slated for
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