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‘After Porn Ends': What 9 Porn Stars Did After Their Careers Ended (Photos)

‘After Porn Ends': What 9 Porn Stars Did After Their Careers Ended (Photos)
What do porn stars do when their lives in the adult film industry end? That’s the question at the heart of documentary filmmaker Bryce Wagoner’s film “After Porn Ends,” its sequel, “After Porn Ends 2,” and its new follow-up, “After Porn Ends 3.” The film looks at the tragedies and successes of people who left an industry that famously uses up young talent. Some have no regrets about their years in the industry. For others, a career in the adult industry has proven to be a conduit to certain despair. Johnnie Keyes: Johnnie wasn’t the first black adult performer, but he was the first black Porn Star. Coming from poverty he enlisted in the army and became a champion boxer. Using the GI Bill he got a drama degree and starred in Jesus Christ, Superstar. After a chance casting in Behind the Green Door, he found himself
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Star Citizen Report Reveals Gross Money Mismangement and Chris Robert's Poor Decisions

Matthew Byrd May 3, 2019

The Star Citizen story somehow just got stranger thanks to a new report that reveals the insanity behind the game's development.

A new report by Forbes on the development of Star Citizen includes some quotes from people close to the game that shed a little more light on the extent of Cloud Imperium Games' money mismanagement and questionable design direction.

"As the money rolled in, what I consider to be some of [Roberts’] old bad habits popped up—not being super-focused,” said Mark Day, a former Wing Commander producer whose company was hired to work on Star Citizen back in 2013. "It had got out of hand, in my opinion. The promises being made—call it feature creep, call it whatever it is—now we can do this, now we can do that. I was shocked.”

Day and others speak about Roberts' tendency to serve as an ideas man
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Star Citizen Raises Over $1 Million Following Alpha 3.3 Release

Matthew Byrd Oct 17, 2018

The unbelievable success of Star Citizen continues a million dollars at a time.

Ok, who keeps giving money to the Star Citizen team?

Following the release of the star-studded trailer for Star Citizen's Squadron 42 single-player campaign, Roberts Space Industries (the game's parent company) reported that they received $379,254 on October 10 and $600,000 over the next three days. This brings the game's lifetime funding total to an astonishing $195,768,020. If you measure its untraditional funding and release structure against the funding and release structure of other games, then Star Citizen is currently the fourth most expensive game ever made. 

Before we go any further, it should be noted that this astonishing amount can be attributed to more than just the release of a trailer. Star Citizen's alpha 3.3 was released to the game's public test servers. It's a somewhat substantial release (at least in the context of this game) that not only
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Michael Ford Dies: Oscar-Winning Set Decorator Of ‘Titanic’ & ‘Raiders Of The Lost Ark’ Was 90

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Michael Ford Dies: Oscar-Winning Set Decorator Of ‘Titanic’ & ‘Raiders Of The Lost Ark’ Was 90
Oscar-winning set decorator Michael Ford, who worked on franchises including Star Wars, Bond and Indiana Jones, has died aged 90.

During a glittering career, Ford won Oscars for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration in 1982 for Raiders Of The Lost Ark and in 1998 for his work on Titanic. He also received Academy Award nominations for his work on Star Wars films The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi.

Born in the UK, Ford’s career began in the 1960s. Early movie credits in the 1970s included comedies Up The Front and The Alf Garnett Saga while popular TV shows from the same decade included Space: 1999 and The New Avengers. In the 1980s he worked on movies such as The Living Daylights, six-time Oscar-winner Empire Of The Sun and Licence To Kill while in 1995 Ford worked on his third Bond title, GoldenEye. His final film was adventure sci-fi Wing Commander in
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Oscar-winning British set decorator Michael Ford dies aged 90

Ford’s credits included Titantic and Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.

Michael Ford, the two-time Oscar-winning set decorator whose credits included Titanic, several James Bond films and Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back has died at the age of 90.

Ford began his career in the early 1970s, working as an assistant art director on several UK features including Up The Front and The Alf Garnett Saga. He also held the same position on TV series The New Avengers.

In 1980, he took up the position of set decorator on sci-fi blockbuster Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back,
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Oscar-winning British set decorator Michael Ford dies age 90

Ford’s credits included Titantic and Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.

Michael Ford, the two-time Oscar-winning set decorator whose credits included Titanic, several James Bond films and Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back has died at the age of 90.

Ford began his career in the early 1970s, working as an assistant art director on several UK features including Up The Front and The Alf Garnett Saga. He also held the same position on TV series The New Avengers.

In 1980, he took up the position of set decorator on sci-fi blockbuster Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back,
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Recommended New Books on Filmmaking: ‘Dunkirk,’ Stan Brakhage, ‘Valerian,’ and More

It’s time to catch up with some of the most interesting cinema-centric books of the last few months, and it’s a diverse list. There’s some Lego, some Nolan, some Star Wars (of course), and even some vintage Stan Brakhage. That’s range.

Off the Cliff: Making of Thelma & Louise by Becky Aikman (Penguin Press)

The career of Ridley Scott is full of peaks and valleys. One of the peaks was the release of Thelma & Louise in 1991. The cultural impact of this story of two female outlaws cannot be overstated, and Becky Aikman’s account of the making of the film helps explain why. Thelma & Louise involved a unique cast of characters, including stars Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, as well as a young hunk named Brad Pitt. But the most memorable figures here are Scott, who knew his career needed a change but could not originally see
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Awfully Good Movies: Wing Commander (Video)

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Wing Commander (1999) Director: Chris Roberts Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Matthew Lillard, Saffron Burrows Today marks the return of director Luc Besson to the world of sci-fi adventure with Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets, so Awfully Good Movies is about to fly to the galaxy of a less exciting intergalactic voyage: 1999's Wing Commander, starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and Matthew... Read More...
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Like Princess Diana Before Him, Prince William Shows Exactly How to Talk to Someone in a Wheelchair

Like Princess Diana Before Him, Prince William Shows Exactly How to Talk to Someone in a Wheelchair
Prince William shared a special moment with a WWII veteran as he attended an air display to mark the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight on Tuesday.

The royal dad is patron of the Flight, which was formed to honor the planes involved in the Battle of Britain.

William arrived at Raf Coningsby in Lincolnshire by helicopter before spending time with the veterans. During his visit, he made a special connection with 99-year-old veteran Ken Wilkinson when he bent down to talk to him in his wheelchair.

It’s a touching move that William’s late mother,
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Pop Addled: Retro Movie Special – Wing Commander (1999)

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Another week, another episode – this time retro themed – of the Pop Addled podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly!

Pop Addled is a pop culture podcast with nerd tendencies. Join Keenan, Sam and Timmy as they discuss movies, music, video games, sports, TV, comics, and any intersection thereof. Their brains have been thoroughly addled by pop culture and they’re here to share their twisted thoughts with you!

If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out old episode on Libsyn and iTunes; and we’ll be bringing you the latest episodes from here on out…

Retro Movie Special – Wing Commander (1999)

It’s time for the next movie on the list of our video game movie retro specials. This time we watched Wing Commander. Ben, who you might remember from Top 5 worst changes to Star Wars, joins Timmy and Keenan as they discuss this gem from 1999. Please rate,
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$149 Million Budget Game Star Citizen Gets a Stunning New Development Diary

A few days ago, developer and publisher Cloud Imperium Games released the latest monthly developer diary for their gigantic space exploration game Star Citizen. Check it out below. Directed by Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts, Star Citizen raised an incredible… Continue Reading →

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Starfighter Origins launches on Steam on Tuesday

Mad About Games Studios have announced that their 90’s styled space combat simulator Starfighter Origins will be released on PC via Steam tomorrow (25th April). The game is also expected to be released on Xbox One this summer and a version for the Playstation 4 is also on the cards. The developers have unveiled a new launch trailer showcasing the gameplay, which you can watch below…

Starfighter Origins is a space combat game inspired by 90’s classics such as the unforgettable Wing Commander and Freespace and is the 3rd release from Blackpool based indie developer, Mad About Games Studios.

The game features four single player game modes including Campaign, Simulator, Challenge and Instant Action and contains over 40 missions to carry out from dogfighting to epic space battles. Players will have access to six of the most advanced ships in the Cdf Fleet with each ship designed to excel at a specific
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10 Crazy Full-Motion Video Game Performances By Well-Respected Actors

Tim Curry has stolen my heart and he’s taking it into Communist space.

Full-Motion Video games were a mid- to late-1990s fad that were either semi-playable movies (where you shot at bad guys running on screen) or incorporated live-action cutscenes into otherwise animated games. Think Who Framed Roger Rabbit? but on your grandma’s PC. They’re usually all as silly as you’d imagine, either aimed at a younger audience delighted to watch some over-the-top fantasy or an older audience wowed by the possibilities of technology. It seems like the perfect home for character actors and infomercial escapees to camp it up with little career risk and some quick cash, right?

The weird thing is how many A-list actors — or at least people you’d never expect — appeared in these games. What’s even weirder is how crazy most of their roles were. Nobody’s a heartfelt dramatic lead, they
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Marc Alan Fishman: Injustice 2 and The Hype Machine

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The very first movie trailer debuted in November, 1913. It showed backstage rehearsal footage of an upcoming production of the musical The Pleasure Seekers. The actual play itself debuted the same month.

In contrast, today you can catch the sneak peak to the first look of the first cut of the promotional trailer of any given movie upwards of a full year before the actual film is released. How starved for content is our culture?

Think now, how literally days into pre-production of a given franchise the hype machine starts a’rollin’. When George Lucas and his menagerie sneezed a bit too loud, Entertainment Weekly and any other number of film blogs lit the net on fire. Speculation then is answered by some unseen specter of a source, second-handed, to an iffy-looking kid with a smartphone. And soon enough, Donald Glover is pitching to be young Lando.

Smash cut to the
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Assassin’s Creed Review

All it takes is a glimpse back on the annals of cinema history to realize that nothing particularly memorable has come from bringing a hit video game over to the big screen. Sure, the long-running Resident Evil franchise has proved it can rein in box office loot, and a lucky few like Mortal Kombat and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (both of which are set for reboots, natch) have developed cult followings despite their considerable flaws. However, more often than not, video game films wind up in the “how the hell did this get made?” file of film lore. Think cinematic disasters like Super Mario Bros., Wing Commander, Alone in the Dark and many others that have categorically cemented the near-impossibility of making a beloved video game property work as a narrative feature film.

This year could have changed all that. With Warcraft angling to be the next Lord of the Rings,
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System Shock 3: Release Date, Gameplay Trailer, and News

Matthew Byrd Sep 11, 2019

Here's everything we know about System Shock 3, including latest news, release date, trailers, and more!

System Shock 3 is officially a go as OtherSide Entertainment, as development begins on this highly-anticipated sequel.

Even better, OtherSide Entertainment confirmed that Warren Spector will be leading System Shock 3's development team. That team also includes tech director Jason Hughes (Wing Commander and Epic Mickey), design director Sheldon Pacotti (lead writer of the first two Deus Ex games), art director Arturo Pulecio, and a host of developers who worked on the original System Shock that include Creative Director Paul Neurathm and Lead Designer Tim Stellmach.  

To put it another way, OtherSide Entertainment has assembled a bonafide all-star team of gaming experts and series veterans to go to work on a sequel that is, roughly, 17 years in the making. 

Sadly, we know painfully little about this game, which would seem to indicate that
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Video Game Review – Strike Vector Ex

Scott Watson reviews Strike Vector Ex…

Oh this is glorious… this is war, this is balls to the wall air combat dog-fighting, this is a first person shooter strapped into mech-inspired craft. This is the free-flying combat joy of Strike Vector Ex and I love it!

For a long time I’ve been crying out for a dog-fighting game akin to the halcyon days of Wing Commander and in more recent times the likes of Freelancer (even then that is 13 years old now). Ragequit Foundation has answered the console call and re-built their multiplayer PC shooter from the ground up and it is glorious.

Although the PC version has been out for well over two years, Ragequit Foundation have taken the core of that fast and furious title, added a single player experience and some offline skirmish modes and given it a fresh lick of paint to bring it to console to great effect.
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Warcraft – Review

So, we’re almost at the halfway point for movie year 2016. Since we’re a few weeks into the Summer flick season, the studios are trying to hedge their bets (and investments) by delivering entertainment with a recognizable name. There’s been a glut of sequels (two this very weekend), and two franchise films based on comic book characters (Cap’s latest is the year’s biggest hit). Hmmm, what other properties are ripe for cinematic exploitation? Ah yes, games! Just a few weeks ago Angry Birds, an animated romp based on an “app”, grabbed the number one box office slot from the shield-slinger! And this weekend sees a live action/CGI-animated hybrid based on an immensely popular on-line video game that began 22 years ago. Now, the studios have been trying to lure game players into the multiplex for years, well over twenty since those Super Mario Brothers made the
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Ratchet & Clank Review

To proclaim that film adaptations of video games have a spotty history of box office success would be an understatement. In fact, the only such effort to inspire more than a single big-screen sequel has been Resident Evil, and most attempts to achieve similar success have resulted in epic disasters like Super Mario Bros., Wing Commander and Bloodrayne over the years. So, it’s worth noting that Ratchet & Clank – the first feature-length film based on the massively successful video game series – had the odds stacked against it from the start.

Whereas some video game films (like the aforementioned Mario adventure) are misguided enough to disregard the mythology that fans have grown to love, the narrative of Ratchet & Clank remains remarkably true to the 2002 game that launched the franchise as well as the revamped PlayStation 4 version that recently hit shelves. The story chronicles the origin story of the titular heroes (voiced
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Back to Their Newlywed Days! Prince William and Princess Kate Return to Wales for an Emotional Goodbye

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Back to Their Newlywed Days! Prince William and Princess Kate Return to Wales for an Emotional Goodbye
Prince William and Princesss Kate made an emotional trip back to where they spent the first years of their married life on Thursday. The couple visited William's former airbase in North Wales to say a poignant farewell to the helicopter search-and-rescue service that is coming to an end after more than 75 years of search-and-rescue operations at Royal Air Force Valley. William, 33, and Kate, 34, who stunned in a deep red coat from one of her go-to designers, Lk Bennett (a royal rewear!) and a chic dark brown hat by Lock & Co, arrived on the base by helicopter. The event commemorated the
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