The slasher rose to prominence in the ’80s, only for the horror subgenre to dwindle in the early ’90s. In the wake of Scream, a new crop of slashers featuring young casts sprung up, including Urban Legend and its sequel, Urban Legends: Final Cut. Both films are coming to Blu-ray from Scream Factory with comprehensive special features.
When New England college student Natalie (Alicia Witt, TV’s The Exorcist) finds herself at the center of a series of sadistic murders seemingly inspired by urban legends, she resolves to find the truth about her school’s own legend: a twenty-five-year-old story of a student massacre at the hands of an abnormal Psych professor. As the fraternities prepare to celebrate the macabre anniversary, Natalie discovers that she is the focus of the crazed killer’s intentions in the ultimate urban legend – the unfolding story of her own horrific murder.
The set’s special features are as follows:
- NEW Audio Commentary With Director Jamie Blanks, Producer Michael McDonnell, Assistant Edgar Pablos, Moderated By Author Peter M. Bracke
- Audio Commentary With Director Jamie Blanks, Writer Silvio Horta, And Actor Michael Rosenbaum
- Theatrical Trailer
- NEW Urban Legacy – An eight-part documentary on the making of Urban Legend (147 Minutes) including interviews with director Jamie Blanks, writer Silvio Horta, executive producers Brad Luff and Nick Osborne, producers Neal Moritz, Gina Matthews, and Michael McDonnell, Chairman and CEO of Phoenix Pictures Mike Medavoy, production designer Charles Breen, director of photography James Chressanthis, editor Jay Cassidy, composer Christopher Young, actors Alicia Witt, Michael Rosenbaum, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Robert Englund, Loretta Devine, Rebecca Gayheart, Tara Reid, and Danielle Harris, assistant Edgar Pablos, author Peter M. Bracke, and more…
- NEW Behind-the-scenes footage
- NEW Extended interviews from the eight-part documentary
- Archival making of featurette
- Gag Reel
- Deleted Scene
- TV Spots
The making of a horror movie takes on a terrifying reality for students at the most prestigious film school in the country in Urban Legends: Final Cut, the suspenseful follow-up to the smash hit Urban Legend.
At Alpine University, someone is determined to win the best film award at any cost – even if it means eliminating the competition. No one is safe and everyone is a suspect. Urban Legends: Final Cut is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that will keep you guessing until the shocking climax. Starring Jennifer Morrison (Amityville: The Awakening), Matthew Davis (Below), Joseph Lawrence (Rest Stop), Eva Mendes (Ghost Rider), Anthony Anderson (Scream 4), Hart Bochner (Die Hard), and Loretta Devine (Urban Legend).
The set’s special features are as follows:
- NEW The Legend Continues: Urban Legends: Final Cut Including interviews with producers Gina Matthews and Michael McDonnell, executive producers Nick Osborne and Brad Luff, Chairman and CEO of Phoenix Pictures Mike Medavoy, writer Silvio Horta, and actors Loretta Devine and Rebecca Gayheart
- NEW Interview with actress Jessica Cauffiel
- Audio Commentary with director John Ottman
- Deleted Scenes with optional Commentary by director John Ottman
- Vintage Making Of Featurette
- Gag Reel
- Theatrical Trailer
The bulk of the LEGO DC Super-Villains voice cast has been revealed, and boy: does it feature some pedigree.
While we wait for Ubisoft to properly revive one of their most famous heroes, we can at least look forward to the man who voices Sam Fisher lending his voice to another game. Michael Ironside will play Darkseid in the upcoming LEGO DC Super-Villains.
The rest of the cast are certainly no slouches, either, with Mark Hamill returning to voice The Joker, Kevin Conroy as Batman, and Tara Strong back as Harley Quinn. The voice cast revealed so far:
Mark Hamill (The Joker)
Kevin Conroy (Batman)
Fred Tatasciore (Clayface, Doomsday, Killer Croc)
Gina Torres (Superwoman)
Brandon Routh (Shazam)
Gilbert Gottfried (Mister Mxyzptlk)
Mark Rolston (Deathstroke)
Scott Porter (Aquaman)
Julie Nathanson (Silver Banshee)
Michael Rosenbaum (Flash)
Tara Strong (Harley Quinn)
C. Thomas Howell (Reverse-Flash)
Cissy Jones (Lois Lane)
Clancy Brown (Lex Luthor)
Wally Wingert (Riddler)
Tasia Valenza (Poison Ivy)
Tom Kane (Commissioner Gordon)
Lex Lang (Deathstorm)
Travis Willingham (Superman)
JB Blanc (Penguin, Ra’s al Ghul)
Eric Bauza (Mister Freeze)
Wait, Gilbert Gottfried? That’s me sold.
Michael Rosenbaum and Tom Welling will both be attending the 2018 Dragon-Con which takes place August 30th – September 3rd at five host hotels in downtown Atlanta, GA; the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Hilton, Sheraton Atlanta, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, and the Westin Peachtree Plaza.
Michael will be there on the Saturday and Sunday and he will also be co-hosting the night at Aquarius.
You can find more information and book tickets HERE
Former “Smallville” stars Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum will both be in attendance at the Los Angeles Comic Book & Science Fiction Convention which takes place Sunday, August 12th at The Reef Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Welling is best known for his role as Clark Kent in The WB/CW superhero series “Smallville” and Marcus Pierce on the Fox drama series “Lucifer”. He has also starred in such films as “Cheaper by the Dozen,” “Cheaper by the Dozen 2,” “The Fog,” “The Choice,” and “Draft Day”.
Rosenbaum also starred on “Smallville” in the role of Lex Luthor and most recently as the character Buddy Dobbs on the TV Land series “Impastor”. He has also appeared in over twenty films including “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2,” “Urban Legend,” “Sweet November,” “Bringing Down the House,” and “Sorority Boys”.
Both actors will be greeting fans, signing autographs, and posing for photo-ops from 11:00AM – 2:00PM during the one-day-only convention although their appearances and panels are subject to change or cancellation.
For more information on the Los Angeles Comic Book & Science Fiction Convention including autograph/photo-op pricing and ticket costs, please visit ComicBookSciFi.com.
“The Neighbor follows Mike (William Fichtner), a middle-aged man in a routine marriage, wrestling with the fact that he feels his life to be passing him by. Yet, when a young couple moves in next door, Mike quickly befriends the young and vulnerable Jenna (Jessica McNamee) – herself trapped in a tumultuous marriage to Scott (Michael Rosenbaum), a car salesman with an immature and pejorative streak. Mike works from home as a copywriter, which allows him plenty of time to pay attention to the beautiful young woman next door; who slowly begins to reveal the details of her life with Scott, and the fact that all isn’t as carefree as Scott would like it to appear. As Mike witnesses the young couple’s relationship straining, his own marriage starts coming apart at the seams, as Mike’s wife Lisa (Jean Louisa Kelly) also sees the attraction forming and pulls further away from Mike – pushing their own relationship the breaking point. Compounding the fact is Mike’s son, Alex (Colin Woodell), who returns from college and forms an unwitting friendship with Jenna, much to the distain of his father. As Mike witnesses the perceived abuse of Jenna at the hands of Scott increasing, he makes one last drastic and misguided effort to intervene – and in the end only serves to completely sever his relationship with Jenna, his family and his life in general.”
Michael’s movie The Neighbor can now be found in the American iTunes and selected theatres with more platforms coming soon I cannot wait to see this movie so please go and watch on iTunes if you are in the US and support our guy.
Michael loves appearing at conventions and meeting his fans and he has been announced at two conventions so far this year.
He has been announced at Wizard World in St Louis February 2-4 2018 and you can find out more and buy tickets HERE
He will be at Awesome Con Washigton DC MARCH 30 – APRIL 1, 2018 with Tom Welling you can get more information and tickets HERE
So Michael has a brand new shiny website! I love the photography on it, I like the layouts of the filmography page and though I cannot find it in the UK it looks like a podcast is in the works!
So head on over to his site and show him some love and support because let’s face it long term fans know we have been waiting for the official site for a while now! Don’t worry though this site will still be here and updated weekly I will always support Michael.
Warning: The following article contains potential spoilers for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2
After the world premiere of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, we finally learned who Michael Rosenbaum plays in the movie — but it wasn’t easy to spot him due to his CGI enhanced appearance.
In #GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2, Rosenbaum is portraying Martinex T’Naga, a character who bears more than a passing resemblance to Iceman from the X-Men. As a result of this, it’s hard to see Rosenbaum due to the CGI that James Gunn used to create his appearance. However, whether you spotted him or not, it seems likely that Rosenbaum’s character may be set up for an expanded role in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.3, which has already been confirmed with James Gunn in the directing chair once more.
Martinex’s leader, Stakar formed a team at the end of the film, so there’s definitely room for this new character to enjoy a more expanded role in the MCU. Whether he appears in GOTG3 remains to be seen though, but for now, check out this brief breakdown of Martinex T’Naga’s comic origins.
Comic Book Origins Of Martinex
In the comics, Martinex is a native of Pluto. As a Pluvian, he was born with a body formed of a crystal like substance, providing him with enhanced strength and the ability to project energy blasts.
When Pluto was attacked by the Badoon, Martinex fled the planet in search of help. During his escape, Martinex found Vance Astro, Charlie-27, Aleta, Starhawk, Yondu, and Nikki, who joined together to become the first iteration of the #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy.
After surviving the Badoon invasion and forming a team, the Guardians took the fight right to them. The newly formed Guardians didn’t waste any time taking down Badoon outposts throughout the star systems.
Eventually, the Guardians battle with the Badoon reached Earth and it was there that their conflict reached its climax, when Martinex himself executed their leader, Koord. With a win over the Badoon, the Guardians of the Galaxy then set their sights on other villains like Michael Korvac, who would one day become one of their greatest foes.
At one point, Martinex underwent a strange physical transformation, which led to him taking a leave from the Guardians in order to form a new team who would become known as the Galactic Guardians. Martinex would go on to lead several incarnations of this team, acting somewhat like an intergalactic version of Nick Fury, recruiting heroes in space.
How Much Of The Comics Will Influence Martinex In The MCU?
After reviewing Martinex’s comic origins closely, it doesn’t seem like many elements from the comics will be incorporated into the MCU. However, we do know that Martinex will be an ally to Stakar in GOTG2, so there’s also a good chance that he’ll be allied with Yondu at some point as well.
On the other hand though, Martinex’s allegiance to Stakar could also result in conflict between him and Yondu. In that scenario, there would be more friction between the Guardians, much like there is in the comics. After all, most iterations of the Guardians don’t work well together at first, so this isn’t outside the realms of possibility.
As for the potential in Stakar / Martinex’s team to encounter the Badoon, that matter is another factor still undetermined. In the comics, the Guardians’ main goal was to stop the Badoon, but we haven’t seen them yet in the MCU as Fox owns the rights to the onscreen portrayal. If a deal can be negotiated though, then there’s a chance that The Badoon may be saved for GOTG3, which seems plausible after seeing Stakar and his Guardians cohorts were seen together at the end of GOTG2.
Whether any of this comes to pass or not, the events of GOTG2 seems to imply that Martinex and Stakar will form a team similar to the original Guardians from Marvel comics. The introduction of characters such as Charlie-27, Aleta, and Mainframe adds more evidence towards the possibility of this team forming sometime between now and the events of #GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol3.
James Gunn has revealed that Smallville actor Michael Rosenbaum will play a significant role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (out May 5). Gunn also teased the characters played by both Rosenbaum and Sylvester Stallone. The director made the announcement during an appearance on The Adam Carolla Show podcast.
“We do have a couple of characters who are very important to the Marvel universe, who are going to make their debut in Guardians Vol. 2, that people don’t know about,” said Gunn. “And Sylvester Stallone plays one of these characters… But I will say that my friend Michael Rosenbaum also has a pretty decent role in the movie as well and it sort of works in tandem with Sly’s character.”
Rosenbaum subsequently tweeted about Gunn’s announcement. “I kept yapper shut 4 a year but can finally say what James Gunn announced on Adam Carolla,” he wrote. “I’m in freaking Guardians.”
Rosenbaum played Lex Luthor on Smallville and previously worked with the Guardians director on James Gunn’s PG Porn, a web series created by Gunn and his two brothers, Sean and Brian.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is released May 5.