June 29, 2016

Burn it down. Burn it all down.

The addictive and indescribably frustrating video game, Tetris, is being made into a film franchise, according to an Empire exclusive.

Why is a game based on giant shapes falling from the sky being made into THREE FEATURE-LENGTH MOVIES? Because one movie just wouldn’t b...

June 29, 2016

All good things come in threes, right?

That’s certainly what producer Larry Kasanoff is banking on with his latest video game adaptation, “Tetris.”

Kasanoff told Empire Magazine that the film will be a trilogy.

“That’s correct,” he responded when asked if rumors of the adaption receiving thr...

May 17, 2016

A two hour-long movie featuring colorful moving blocks would either be boring, or the most intense experience ever!

Just imagine the anxiety you'd get by watching a block slowly move down the screen and having no control over it.

You'll constantly be frustrated not knowing if it'll land on the right s...

August 18, 2015

Videogame movies may be a risky proposition today, but in 1995 they were seen as hopeless.

Super Mario Bros (1993) and Double Dragon(1994) were total bombs — despised by critics and fans alike. The campy Street Fighter (1994) faired better financially, but was still years away from earning a cult fol...

March 19, 2015

Stand back, ESPN. Karate, judo, jujitsu and tae kwon do might  not seem broadly appealing enough to support a 24-hour cable channel, but the backers of Blackbelt TV are banking that come next spring their nascent network will do  for martial that MTV did for the music video and the Food Network did...

October 1, 2014

Tetris is coming to the big screen. It’s official — we've already reached the point of ultimate saturation when it comes to videogame movie adaptations. 

Threshold Entertainment has snagged the film rights to the 1980s puzzle game Tetris — yes, the one where you have to line up the lines and mak...

October 1, 2014

Just when you thought there were no more viable brand names for Hollywood to exploit, The Wall Street Journal scored some bonus points by reporting that a movie based on the classic video game “Tetris” is game-on for Threshold Entertainment. And no, it will not just be big blocky geometric objects f...

November 5, 2013

The Cape Fight League (CFL), which features some of the top amateur and professional MMA fighters and kickboxers in South Africa, has been signed up by Blackbelt TV, the 24/7 martial arts television channel on DStv channel 129.

 

A chance to compete

MMA gym owners and coaches, Gary Barrett (Takedown...

October 25, 2013

JJ Anderson, host of Blackbelt TV’s show “Three Rounds With”, talks martial arts and tattoos.

In addition to modeling for companies such as Vans and Converse, “Jabbin’” JJ Anderson spars with celebrities on her interview show, Three Rounds With. “I want you to be able to sit down on your couch, crack...

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