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Beau “Casper” Smart and Mark Ryan star in the new fueled MMA movie – Street – which hits Walmart nationwide on May 3rd 2016.
Remo Street is a 23-year-old former wrestling champion spends his days job searching and with great ingenuity forces himself to train at night whenever and however he can. It seems his lifelong dream of becoming a professional fighter just might elude him until one fateful night when destiny takes him an entirely new direction.
Street is a film that should not be missed by any Black Sails, Transformers and MMA fans. Mark Ryan best known as “Quartermaster Gates” in the Starz hit Series Black Sails gives an amazing performance as URI a Russian mobster.
It also features MMA icon Frank Trigg, and current fighters Matt Mitrione, Bellator Light-Heavyweight-Champion Emanuel Newton, former Bellator welterweight title challenger Jay Hieron and one of the most exciting fighters to ever come out of The Ultimate Fighter, Uriah Hall.
Also starring in this action film is professional wrestler and fan favorite former WWE champion John Hennigan.
Street contains some of the best MMA fight scenes of any film ever made. Having a number of well-known, experienced MMA fighters takes the fight scenes to a realistic and powerfully intense level. Arnold Chon, one of the top fight choreographers in Hollywood as well as a trainer of real MMA fighters, is the man behind the action.
Arnold Chon has worked with Martial Arts legends including Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Jean Claude Van Damme, Michael Jai White and Chuck Norris. Even more prevalent to the film, Chon has trained MMA fighters to a championship level in his spare time, both in Bellator and the UFC. Because of his real world experience with MMA fighters, he is regarded as the most knowledgeable coordinator in on-screen MMA fights.
“As a huge Black Sails fan I saw STREET the movie twice in theaters last fall. I wanted to witness Mark Ryan portraying a different style character than his pirate ‘Gates’. After seeing the movie I was not only captivated by Ryan’s performance as URI, but I also became an MMA fan. The action is so realistic and the storyline captivating. I can’t wait to own a copy in May, stated fan Steven Wolf.
Street is produced by Lyle Howry of Wedding Day, starring David Koechner (You Can’t Have It), Armand Assante (American Gangster), featuring NFL Star Rob Gronkowski, and Joanna Krupa (Planet of the Apes (2001), Dancing with the Stars). A film by writer and producer Jeffrey Ross, best known for award winning film, Lost and Found Family, and Shadow Conspiracy starring Charlie Sheen. Director Bradford May is an Emmy Award Winner whose sensitive and dramatic style of lighting and graceful manner of directing actors has made him one of Hollywood’s most prolific talents.
“This film will be applauded by MMA enthusiasts while at the same time appealing to those who enjoy a good love story blended with action, and of course those who are inspired by come-from-behind underdog movies like Rocky, Warrior, Southpaw and other films of that genre. I am thrilled that fans will have the opportunity to purchase this movie at Walmart, added Producer Lyle Howry from Skinfly Entertainment.
No Question Mark Box Here; Super Mario Delivers a 1-Up in Theaters
If you were born in the ’80s, ’90s, or literally ANY decade after those, you know about Super Mario. A cultural phenomenon was brought to life on the big screen this last weekend. One that has not only stood the test of time but reinvented itself time and time again. This wasn’t even the first time it’s been made into a movie but, well, let’s be honest.. some of us choose not to acknowledge the LIVE action adaptation of the beloved game from 30 years ago.
It was pretty bad… But this was animation. ILLUMINATION animation at that. The Universal company that brought us Gru and his Minions, showed us the Secret Life of Pets, and gave us a reason to SING! Still, I had my reservations and even some concerns, especially when the casting was announced.
Eyebrows were raised. As big of stars as they were on paper, could they really deliver on voicing characters from a staple of our childhood? They did.
Chris Pratt and Charlie Day may not be Italian, and Jack Black may not be a King or Turtle creature from the Mushroom Kingdom, but they make the characters their own all while paying homage to the lore of a video game.
From the jump, the story reintroduces us to the brothers that just want to save Brooklyn one clogged sink at a time. We feel an instant connection and relate to these “underdogs of the plumbing world”. The movie is riddled with easter eggs, each of which tugs on the heartstrings of every generation of Mario fandom. And the soundtrack was beautifully put together to not only make us feel like we’re taking a walkthrough of the game but like an experience all its own with some familiar favorites thrown in.
Every word in the movie is pure eye candy for both those that are casual fans, and those analyzing every frame to see what they’ll catch next. Bowser’s ship, the Mushroom Kingdom, Kong’s arena, and the Rainbow Road.. They’re all meant to give us just enough of a “new” look at these amazing worlds, but stay true to how we remember them.
The movie itself moves along at the perfect pace. Although, if you don’t really know ANYTHING about the Super Mario Bros, you may have gotten a little lost and felt left behind in the green tunnel. But that’s ok! It’s an adventure of the imagination and a classic story of a boy that meets a girl and tries to save the world from a monster that wants to destroy it.
What’s funny is that you could easily say this is a story about two characters who couldn’t be more opposite if they tried, battling to win the heart of a princess. Who would’ve thought that the King of the Koopas was just trying to impress his crush?
And that song? Ohhh THAT song! It’s my new ringtone and deserves the Oscar for Best Original Song.
Back to the movie.
Universal and Illumination clearly understood the assignment. Is it missing some things or could things have been done differently or even better? Absolutely! We’re the worst critics of the things we hold nearest and dearest to our hearts. But if you’re up for going on a 90-minute adventure through amazing worlds, with awesome music, and characters that’ll make you smile and laugh, then this is the perfect movie to spring you into that warm summer feeling.
Plus there’s the whole part with karts and shells, and banana peels and oh my goodness how amazing was that?? It’s enough to make you want to stand up and cheer, then go home and destroy your friends and family on your favorite track haha.
The bottom line, it pays homage in all the right ways to the little guy with the mustache, while giving us something new and exciting. Take the kids and go see Super Mario Bros. You’ll be glad you did!
Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment returns to WonderCon 2023
Justice League x RWBY: Superheroes & Hunters Opening Act Saturday, March 25 at 1:30 p.m. on North 200A. Talent confirmed so far to participate in the post-screening panel is Natalie Alyn Lind (Big Sky, The Goldbergs, Gotham) as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince and longtime RWBY cast member Lindsay Jones (Camp Camp) as Ruby, Kara Eberle ( RWBY: Ice Queendom) as Weiss, Arryn Zech (Detective Now Dead) as Blake and Barbara Dunkelman (Blood Fest) as Yang – along with Jeannie Tirado (Soul, Saints Row) as Green Lantern and Tru Valentino (The Rookie, The Cuphead Show!) as a cyborg. Also attending the panel will be producer/director Kerry Shawcross (series RWBY) and writer Meghan Fitzmartin (Supernatural, Justice Society: World War II).
Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment returns to WonderCon 2023 with the big screen debut from DC Animated Films: highlights this year include the world premieres of the highly anticipated Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham and Justice League x RWBY: Superheroes & Hunters Part One the weekend of March 24-26 in Anaheim, California. Both screenings will be followed by panel discussions with actors and creators. Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham premieres at The Arena on Friday, March 24 at 6 p.m. Tati Gabrielle (Kaleidoscope, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Uncharted) as Kai Li Cain, Christopher Gorham (The Lincoln Lawyer, Insatiable) as Oliver Queen, David Dastmalchian (Dune, Suicide Squad, Ant-Man) as Grendon, producer/co-director Sam Liu (The Death and the Return of Superman), co-director Christopher Berkeley (Young Justice) and screenwriter Jase Ricci (Teen Titans Go! and DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem Across the Multiverse).
Both films will have encore screenings in the Arena on Sunday, March 26. Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes & Huntsmen, Part One will screen at 12:15pm, followed by Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham at 2:00pm