- This week, we were shocked by the sudden passing of sports entertainment legend and movie star “Rowdy” Roddy Piper from natural causes. Anyone who grew up in the 80s, like me, would have been glued to the TV every time Piper did his Piper’s Pit segment on WWF, as it was called back then. Not many people may know that Piper had just finished his last movie appearance, in a Canuxploitation short film called Portal to Hell!!! (yes, with not one, but three exclamation marks!!!). The good news is, the movie, now in post-production, will make its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival later this year. In it, Piper will be battling, of all things, Cthulhu, the ultimate monster from another dimension. Sounds like fun and something right up the Piper’s alley.
- So, there’s a new Attack on Titan live-action trailer this week, and it’s apparently full of gastronomical scenes, that is, giant munching on scrumptious human beings. And also scenes of giants being dismembered. Seriously, this live-action adaptation of the wildly popular and highly acclaimed manga and anime series is starting to look like some really crazy fun. The film releases next week in Singapore. But we’ve yet to hear of a date for Malaysia. It would be difficult for the censors to deal with it because the giants are all naked.
- Meanwhile, saving the best for last, here’s the trailer for Osman Ali (Puaka Tebing Biru)’s latest movie, Jwanita, a horror film featuring cannibalism and a plethora of horrible things. It looks really good, and it will be released in September.