Borderlands & Duke Nukem are finally coming to theaters!

For decades filmmakers have been trying to make decent films based on popular video game franchises, but there has yet to be a single movie that would qualify as legitimately good, although the Resident Evil movies continue to make money.

Most of us recognize that video game movies could be good though, right? Many games have an interesting premise, exciting characters and are overflowing with violent action—basically all the ingredients for a successful modern film.

Well, that’s what Gearbox Software seems to think, and they’ve announced that two of their biggest franchises — Borderlands and Duke Nukem — are coming that much closer to their big-screen debuts. At E3, Gearbox CEO, Randy Pitchford, had a livestreamed sit-down with video game journalist, Geoff Keighley, to discuss the forthcoming adaptations. On Borderlands, Pitchford said, “We’ve been developing scripts and the strategy that we’re on right now is, that it’s obviously in the Borderlands universe, but rather than retell the stories that were in the game, we’ create new stories so that the films will have their own film canon … We’ll use all the characters and scenarios, it’s similar to what Marvel is doing. You can read any particular film plot in a comic book, but there’s a lot of characters, themes, and in fact, some of the situations are represented.”

Then Pitchford revealed that a Duke Nukem movie was actually really happening! “We’re working on Duke Nukem! I can’t announce it, but it’s blown my mind, there’s been a lot of production companies have come at us. We’re putting together a deal right now with a major motion picture studio; I’ll tell you off the record if you want to know. It’s the exact right people that should be doing a Duke Nukem film and we’ll see what happens. It’s unbelievable, I think that’s very likely a thing.”

Regardless of what happens with these two films, it’ll be awhile before they hit theaters. Though it IS something to look forward to!!!

Tim Curry receives Lifetime Achievement Award

despite the health woes, the 69-year-old was in good spirits as he was honored with The Actors Fund Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday at the Tony Awards Viewing Party in Los Angeles. Speaking to Los Angeles magazine, he said that he has been ‘doing well’ and was ‘looking forward’ to receiving the honor.

‘I’ve done a few benefits for the Actors Fund and I think it’s a marvelous organization. I hope not to have to use it,’ the acclaimed character actor quipped.  The Actors Fund provides assistance with the cost and arrangements of funerals and burials. It’s the Legend star’s sense of humor that has helped helped him to remain optimistic since his July 2012 stroke when he collapsed at his Los Angeles home.

‘It’s not tough to maintain,’ he explained. ‘It is just part of my DNA.’ The magazine noted that his ‘speech is slowed a bit.’ In December last year, he made an appearance for a Christmas Eve dinner at Ago restaurant in Los Angeles with a friend, who pushed the It actor in a wheelchair. Tim is best known for his role as the brilliantly mad transvestite scientist Dr Frank N Furter in the The Rocky Horror Show.

He first starred in the original 1973 London production, and continued to play the part on Broadway before playing the same character in the 1975 film. On the role that catapulted him to stardom, he told Los Angeles magazine that he looks at the film’s success ‘with a sort of bemused tolerance.’ He continued: ‘It’s neither a blessing nor a curse. I was lucky to get it.’ For many years he rarely discussed the movie, fearing he would be typecast.

Tim recalled opening night during his Broadway debut in The Rocky Horror Picture Show as ‘very exciting’ but found its critics to be far too harsh. ‘I had to go on the Today Show the next day and they read the reviews – which were appalling,’ he explained. ‘That brought me down. It was very cruel.’ The reviews described his performance as ‘a mixture of Joan Crawford and Burt Lancaster’ and ‘Mick Jagger, David Bowie and Marc Bolan all in one.’

Stage legend: Between 2004 and 2007 he played King Arthur in the Monty Python musical Spamalot on stage in Chicago, Broadway and the West End

However, he won over the Broadway community in 1981 when he was nominated for a Tony Award for the lead role in the play Amadeus. ‘It was a brilliant play and a terrific production. And a wonderful part,’ he said of portraying Mozart. ‘The big problem is not to make him as loony as he is, but to make him sympathetic as well.’
Between 2004 and 2007 he played King Arthur in the Monty Python musical Spamalot on stage in Chicago, Broadway and the West End.

Some of his stage credits include What About Dick? My Favorite Year and Travesties, among others. In 2011 he was scheduled to appear in Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead, however he withdrew from the production at the last minute citing ill health. Meanwhile, at the viewing party, the veteran actor arrived in a black suit and was seated in a wheelchair. He joins Theodore Bikel, Alfred Molina and Joe Morton as recipients of the same lifetime achievement award.

‘It means that it just sort of solidifies the kind of work the American acting community has given me for years now,’ he said of the honor. ‘It’s very gracious of them, I think. I was thrilled when they told me and I am thrilled now.’ When asked what life would be like for him if it reflected the theater, he said: ‘Scary. Well the theater is scary. And the longer the time in between the periods in the theater, the scarier it gets. Adding: ‘Life isn’t meant to be scary. It’s to be celebratory. In which case, it would be like the theater. I think of that as a celebration of life.’

Read more on Tim Curry:
Curtain Call: Tim Curry Discusses His Broadway Career – Los Angeles Magazine

Netflix Movie List for June

Departures for June 1st

Bram Stoker’s Dracula
City of Ghosts
Dance with Me
Deep Blue Sea
DeRay Davis: Power Play
Dream Lover
Drugs, Inc.: Season 2­3
Ever After: A Cinderella Story
Frankie and Johnny
G.I. Jane
Garfield and Friends: Vol. 1­2
Hatchet II
I Escaped A Cult
Ink Master: Season 1
Inside Combat Rescue: Season 1
Last Action Hero
Picture Perfect
Platoon Leader
Rain Man
Reign Over Me
Silence of the Lambs
Snatch
Soul Survivors
Swept Away
Syriana
Tank Girl
The Great Queen Seondeok
The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story
The Phantom of the Opera: Special Edition
The Rocketeer
The Triplets of Belleville
Waking Life

Departures for June 6th

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away
Crash

Departures for June 15th

The River Why
Tin Man

Departures for June 17th

Dummy

Departures for June 20th

Amadeus
Collateral Damage
Lonesome Dove
Practical Magic
The Guilt Trip

Departures for June 22nd

Madonna: The MDNA Tour
Stand Up Guys

Departures for June 28th

Biutiful

Departures for June 29th

Iron Man: Armored Adventures: Season 1­2
Texas Chainsaw

Departures for June 30th

Donnie Brasco
Godzilla
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Jack Reacher
National Security
Steel Magnolias
Taxi Driver
The Baby­Sitters Club: Season 1

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Arriving June 1st

Employee of the Month
Hidden Kingdoms
La Dictadura Perfecta
R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly
R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It
Sex Ed
Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live From Atlanta
Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from Las Vegas
Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from Orlando
The Aviator
The High and the Mighty
The Magdalene Sisters
The Perfect Dictatorship

Arriving June 3rd

Best of Me
Hector and the Search for Happiness

Arriving June 5th

Sense8

Arriving June 6th

On the Road

Arriving June 7th

Words and Pictures

Arriving June 8th

Grace of Monaco

Arriving June 9th

Free the Nipple
It’s Tough Being Loved by Jerks

Arriving June 10th

Nightcrawler
Pretty Little Liars: Season 5
Rosewater

Arriving June 11th

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 2
The Legend
The Legend 2

Arriving June 12th

Champs
Life of Crime
Orange Is the New Black: Season 3
The Cobbler

Arriving June 13th

Antarctica: A Year on Ice
Scandal: Season 4
Transformers: Age of Extinction

Arriving June 15th

Bindi’s Bootcamp: Season 1
Danger Mouse: Seasons 1­10
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer
Really Me: Season 1­2
Rodney Carrington: Laughters Good
Team Toon: Season 1
Wizards vs. Aliens: Season 1­3

Arriving June 16th

Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of
Curious George
Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Two Days, One Night

Arriving June 17th

Heartland: Season 6
Point and Shoot

Arriving June 19th

A Most Wanted Man
Some Assembly Required

Arriving June 20th

Cake

Arriving June 23rd

Advantageous

Arriving June 24th

Beyond the Lights

Arriving June 25th

Ballet 422

Arriving June 26th

Dragons: Race to the Edge: Season 1
Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Young & Hungry: Season 2

Arriving June 27th

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

New Movies for Netflix for December

Holiday season is here and with it comes a new batch of movies and television shows on Netflix that can help you enjoy time with your family. In addition to the list of movies and TV series coming to the streaming service in December, there’s also a list of content that will be removed from the lineup starting Dec. 1.

After your turkey coma on Thursday you can cuddle up with Dirty Dancing, Double Indemnity, Mission: Impossible III or Spice World before saying sayonara to them. Come December, if you’re upset about no longer being able to see Johnny Castle dance with Baby, you can console yourself with a drugged-up Jordan Belfort when The Wolf of Wall Street hits Netflix on Dec. 11.

Other December highlights include the new Netflix series Marco Polo, American Horror Story: Coven, Almost Famous, American Beauty and, of course, Sharknado 2: The Second One.

AVAILABLE DECEMBER 1ST

A Knight’s Tale (2001)
Almost Famous (2000)
American Beauty (1999)
Bewitched (2005)
Jewtopia (2012)
Knights of Badassdom (2014)
Madison (2005)
Out of the Clear Blue Sky (2012)
Out of Time (2003)
The Out-of-Towners (1999)
Troop Beverly Hills (1989)
Turbo FAST (New episodes)

AVAILABLE DECEMBER 3RD

Oculus (2014)
Son of God (2014)

AVAILABLE DECEMBER 5TH

Bill Burr: I’m Sorry You Feel That Way (2014)

AVAILABLE DECEMBER 6TH

American Horror Story: Coven
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Super-sized version (2013)
Ava & Lala (2014)
Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014)

AVAILABLE DECEMBER 8TH

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (Season 3)

AVAILABLE DECEMBER 9TH

I Am Ali (2014)
Drive Hard (2014)

AVAILABLE DECEMBER 10TH

A Haunted House 2 (2014)

AVAILABLE DECEMBER 11TH

The Village (2004)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

AVAILABLE DECEMBER 12TH

Broadchurch (Season 1)
Marco Polo (Season 1)
Nick Offerman: American Ham

AVAILABLE DECEMBER 13TH

Don’t Blink (2014)

AVAILABLE DECEMBER 15TH

Jake Squared (2014)

AVAILABLE DECEMBER 18TH

Ragnarok (2014)
The Honourable Woman (Season 1)

AVAILABLE DECEMBER 19TH

All Hail King Julien

AVAILABLE DECEMBER 20TH 

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones Extended Edition (2014)

AVAILABLE DECEMBER 22ND

Dark Skies (2013)
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)

AVAILABLE DECEMBER 23RD

The Trip to Italy (2014)

AVAILABLE DECEMBER 24TH

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (2014)

AVAILABLE DECEMBER 25TH

Good People (2014)

AVAILABLE DECEMBER 27TH

Child of God (2014)
Labor Day (2013)

AVAILABLE DECEMBER 28TH

Behaving Badly (2014)
Comedy Bang! Bang! (Season 3)
I, Frankenstein (2014)
Maron (Season 2)
Jessie (Season 3)

AVAILABLE DECEMBER 30TH

Last Weekend (2014)

LEAVING DECEMBER 1ST

1941 (1979)
The Apostle (1997)
Audrey Rose (1977)
The Believers (1987)
Better than Chocolate (1999)
Blood & Chocolate (2007)
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Chaplin (1992)
The Choirboys (1977)
The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County (1970)
Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
The Cold Light of Day (1996)
The Constant Gardener (2005)
Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)
Cry-Baby (1990)
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Double Indemnity (1944)
En la Cama (2005)
Event Horizon (1997)
Eye for an Eye (1996)
Fairy Tale: A True Story (1997)
First Knight (1995)
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Foreign Student (1994)
Free Men (2011)
Funny Lady (1975)
The Ghost and Mrs Muir (1947)
The Girl from Petrovka (1974)
Going Berserk (1983)
The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)
House of Voices (2004)
How to Frame a Figg (1971)
I’m Not Rappaport (1996)
Imagining Argentina (2003)
Invaders from Mars (1986)
Ishtar (1987)
Joe Gould’s Secret (2000)
Joe Kidd (1972)
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Killer at Large (2008)
King of the Hill (1993)
Lonely Hearts (2006)
Magic Trip (2011)
Magicians (2007)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Minnie and Moskowitz (1971)
Monkey Shines (1988)
Mr. Mom (1983)
‘night Mother (1986)
Night of the Creeps (1986)
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
Opal Dream (2006)
The Other Side of the Mountain (1975)
The Other Side of the Mountain, Part 2 (1978)
Our City Dreams (2008)
The Paper Chase (1973)
Paradise Alley (1978)
The Parole Officer (2001)
The Pirates of Penzance (1983)
Prairie Love (2011)
The Presidio (1988)
The Promise (1979)
The Proposition (1998)
Reds (1981)
The Return of Count Yorga (1971)
RoboCop 2 (1990)
School Ties (1992)
The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
Spice World (1998)
Star Trek: Generations (1994)
Swashbuckler (1976)
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
They Might Be Giants (1971)
The Untouchables (1987)
The Vampire Lovers (1970)
Walker (1987)
Year of the Horse: Neil Young & Crazy Horse Live (1997)
Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)