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Natty’s Five Characters Who Couldn’T Die Soon Enough!

11 April 2014 12:24 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

I’ve learned a few things from my years of watching horror films. You find yourself either cheering For, or cringing in fear At the “scary” characters. Whether they’re zombies, creatures, or serial killers, they either invade our hearts, or nightmares. We also cheer for the hero, or heroes,  who do whatever they can to survive..but what about the characters who are complete jerks?, or just flat out annoying? Well you guessed it, we dislike them as they attempt to ruin the movie (but never succeed) with their obnoxious attitude and behaviors, they remind us of the smelly person who insists on sitting next to you at the theater while chewing popcorn in your ear and talking for the duration of the film. That’s right…I have experienced this annoyance many times,..but before this turns into a rant just about people who annoy me, let’s »

- Natty

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Watch First Trailer For Film Adaptation Of Terry McMillan's 'A Day Late And A Dollar Short'

20 March 2014 9:07 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Whoopi Goldberg and Ving Rhames headline the Lifetime Original Movie A Day Late and a Dollar Short, which the network has set an official premiere date for: Saturday, April 19, at 8pm Et/Pt.  Based on The New York Times bestseller by Terry McMillan, A Day Late and A Dollar Short tells the uplifting story of a mother who tries to help her dysfunctional family through life's ups and downs. The film also stars Mekhi Phifer, Kimberly Elise, Anika Noni Rose and Tichina Arnold. In A Day Late and a Dollar Short, when irascible matriarch Viola Price (Goldberg) learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Watch First Trailer For Film Adaptation Of Terry McMillan's 'A Day Late And A Dollar Short'

20 March 2014 9:07 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Whoopi Goldberg and Ving Rhames headline the Lifetime Original Movie A Day Late and a Dollar Short, which the network has set an official premiere date for: Saturday, April 19, at 8pm Et/Pt.  Based on The New York Times bestseller by Terry McMillan, A Day Late and A Dollar Short tells the uplifting story of a mother who tries to help her dysfunctional family through life's ups and downs. The film also stars Mekhi Phifer, Kimberly Elise, Anika Noni Rose and Tichina Arnold. In A Day Late and a Dollar Short, when irascible matriarch Viola Price (Goldberg) learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world, from her relationship with her husband to the lives of her four children and grandchildren. While on this quest, she must contend with sibling rivalry, teen pregnancy and drug addiction »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Lifetime Sets Premiere Date For Film Adaptation Of Terry McMillan's 'A Day Late And A Dollar Short'

3 March 2014 1:43 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Whoopi Goldberg and Ving Rhames headline the Lifetime Original Movie A Day Late and a Dollar Short, which the network has set an official premiere date for: Saturday, April 19, at 8pm Et/Pt.  Based on The New York Times bestseller by Terry McMillan, A Day Late and A Dollar Short tells the uplifting story of a mother who tries to help her dysfunctional family through life's ups and downs. The film also stars Mekhi Phifer, Kimberly Elise, Anika Noni Rose and Tichina Arnold. In A Day Late and a Dollar Short, when irascible matriarch Viola Price (Goldberg) learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this »

- Natasha Greeves

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Lifetime Sets Premiere Date For Film Adaptation Of Terry McMillan's 'A Day Late And A Dollar Short'

3 March 2014 1:43 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Whoopi Goldberg and Ving Rhames headline the Lifetime Original Movie A Day Late and a Dollar Short, which the network has set an official premiere date for: Saturday, April 19, at 8pm Et/Pt.  Based on The New York Times bestseller by Terry McMillan, A Day Late and A Dollar Short tells the uplifting story of a mother who tries to help her dysfunctional family through life's ups and downs. The film also stars Mekhi Phifer, Kimberly Elise, Anika Noni Rose and Tichina Arnold. In A Day Late and a Dollar Short, when irascible matriarch Viola Price (Goldberg) learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world, from her relationship with her husband to the lives of her four children and grandchildren. While on this quest, she must contend with sibling rivalry, teen pregnancy and drug addiction »

- Natasha Greeves

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Win a Signed Poster and DVD of Jamesy Boy

25 February 2014 12:03 PM, PST | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Jamesy Boy, a gritty crime drama starring newcomer Spencer LoFranco plus Ving Rhames, Mary-Louise Parker and James Woods, comes out today on DVD and Blu-ray. Thanks to the good folks at Phase 4 Films, we have to give away a DVD copy of the movie, plus a poster signed by cast members Taboo (from the Black Eyed Peas) and Ben RosenfieldMichael Trotter, director Trevor White, writer Lane Shadgett, and James Burns (the real-life Jamesy Boy on whom the film is based). To win, all you have to do is be the first person to email nick At filmmakermagazine Dot com with the correct answer to the following question: Which film previously […] »

- Nick Dawson

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Jamesy Boy DVD Review

24 February 2014 1:30 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Jamesy Boy Directed by: Trevor White Starring: Mary-Louise Parker, Ving Rhames, Spencer Lofranco, Taissa Farmiga, and James Woods Running time: 109 minutes, Not Rated Special Features: Director Commentary; Cast Interviews; Theatrical Trailer The true story of James Burns, a troubled kid who was in and out of jail until he finally turned his life around when released for the last time at 18. James can’t get into a public school because the school board is concerned he will pose a danger to the children, so while he waits as his hard working mother (Mary-Louise Parker) tries to appeal their decision to allow him to enroll, he becomes involved with  [ Read More ]

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- juliana

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Royale with Cheese: 'Pulp Fiction' Gets a Live Reading at Lacma

21 February 2014 7:07 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

When Quentin Tarantino's brilliant, groundbreaking Pulp Fiction was released twenty years ago, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was the 13-year-old star of the Disney sports comedy Angels in the Outfield. Last night, he starred in a live reading of Pulp Fiction as Vincent Vega (John Travolta's character), effectively getting a do-over on 1994.

The Film Independent at Lacma Live Read, now in its third season of unrehearsed public performances of classic screenplays with new actors, was founded by Jason Reitman, who has stepped aside in recent months in favor of a sequence of guest directors. »

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Watch This Exclusive Clip From Jamesy Boy

19 February 2014 5:00 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

The prison drama Jamesy Boy arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on February 25th. To mark the event we have been given an exclusive clip to share with you. In the clip James Burns speaks with the Lt. Falton, played by James Woods, about putting another inmate in protective custody. Woods proceeds to give the straight facts about his job. Jamesy Boy is based on the true story of teenager James Burns (Spencer Lofranco) who goes from a suburban street gang to a maximum-security prison cell surrounded by hardened criminals. He turns his life around in prison thanks to the unexpected friendship he forms with a convicted murderer (Ving Rhames) who becomes his mentor....

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Exclusive: Mary Louise Parker Visits Her Son In Jail In Clip From 'Jamesy Boy'

14 February 2014 7:29 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Getting send up to prison is no picnic in the movies or in real life, but having someone on the outside waiting for you to get out can sometimes make that experience bearable. And for the titular "Jamesy Boy," he'll need that support as he tries to turn things around behind bars. Directed by Trevor White, and starring James Woods, Mary-Louise Parker, Ving Rhames, Taissa Farmiga, Taboo (from the Black Eyed Peas) with newcomer Spencer Lofranco (who will also feature in Angelina Jolie's forthcoming "Unbroken"), the drama tells the story of the teenage James whose street gang activity sees him wind up in a maximum security prison, where a convicted murderer becomes his mentor. And in this exclusive clip, he gets a visitor from home and shares what his one Christmas wish will be. "Jamesy Boy" arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on February 25th. Watch below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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DVD Review - Force of Execution (2013)

3 February 2014 2:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Force of Execution, 2013.

Directed by Keoni Waxman.

Starring Steven Seagal, Ving Rhames, Danny Trejo and Bren Foster.

Synopsis:

Alexander Coates' (Seagal) criminal empire has been good to him - and devastating to his enemies - until his number one hit man, Roman Hurst, messes up what should have been a routine hit. Alexander spares his protege's life but cripples his hands, thus 'retiring' Hurst forever. Before long, though, Alexander realizes that he'll need Hurst's help one last time when Iceman, a ruthless killer, surfaces.

Steven Seagal returns with another cinematic (or straight to video) opus. In the last decade a new Seagal film would appear with great frequency. Sometimes, three or four a year would pop up in (wipes away a tear) Blockbusters. Seagal moved into TV a few years back with his reality show Lawman, as well as his fictional cop show, True Justice.

In the U.K, True Justice »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Force of Execution’ Review

31 January 2014 3:53 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Steven Seagal, Danny Trejo, Ving Rhames, Bren Foster | Written by Richard Beattie, Michael Black | Directed by Keoni Waxman

Steven Seagal has never been a big name in action movies for me.  I’ve seen the popular ones he’s in such as the Under Siege movies but he never caught my interest like somebody like Jean-Claude Van Damme or Dolph Lundgren.  This is probably why when I sat down to review Force of Execution I was more interested to see Danny Trejo’s name appear than Seagal, though even that is not a seal of quality.

In Force of Execution Steven Seagal plays Thomas Douglas a crime lord who has a desire to retire and get out of the life of crime.  At the same time Ice Man (Ving Rhames) is looking to make his mark on the criminal underworld and take what Douglas has built.  As Ice Man makes his move, »

- Paul Metcalf

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Scared Straight: Trevor White on Jamesy Boy

31 January 2014 2:16 PM, PST | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Ostensibly based on a true story, Trevor White’s Jamesy Boy recounts the ascension, demise and redemption of James Burns, a cavalier gang member whose story is an all too American one — he fell into a life of crime on the streets of Baltimore as a 14 year old, did some hard time, and was, somewhat astoundingly given then unrepentantly punitive nature of our disenfranchisement factories known as prisons, the better for it. He’s played by a promising newcomer, Spencer LoFranco, who is joined by an accomplished cast including Ving Rhames, Mary-Louise Parker and James Woods, in a somewhat surprising turn, […] »

- Brandon Harris

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Exclusive: Clip From ‘Force Of Execution’ Starring Steven Seagal, Danny Trejo & Ving Rhames

30 January 2014 12:58 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s about time Steven Seagal, Danny Trejo and Ving Rhames were in a film together. Force Of Execution has made that dream a reality. The action epic coming to Home Entertainment this coming Monday, 3rd February, sees a crime lord struggle with turning his back on a life of crime, or maintaining his legacy. From director Keoni Waxman, who gave us the rather enjoyable Maximum Conviction, also starring Steven Seagal, this looks set to be another slice of entertaining explosions and kills.

Force Of Execution is out on DVD on February 3rd, you can pre-order it via this link!

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- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Competition: Win action flick ‘Force of Execution’ on DVD or Blu-ray

27 January 2014 11:34 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Force of Execution is 2014’s must-own action film, starring heavy-hitting action-aces Ving Rhames, Steven Seagal, Danny Trejo and Bren Foster.

Crime lord Mr. Alexander (Steven SeagalMaximum Conviction), after years of sitting at the throne of a powerful underworld empire, decides it’s finally time to go straight. However, things won’t be that simple when another drug boss, known only as Ice Man (Ving RhamesPulp Fiction), is set on making a name for himself at Alexander’s expense.

Targeting Alexander and his men, Ice Man wages a war that threatens to change the shape of the whole criminal underworld. With Ice Man hell-bent on taking over the throne, one thing’s for sure, Mr. Alexander won’t be retiring quietly.

Force Of Execution is out to own on DVD and Blu-Ray on 3rd February 2014. To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic action title, you just »

- Phil Wheat

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Hellgate and Hell Comes to Frogtown Amongst our Latest Giveaways

23 January 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

As we head to the end of January and most people around us are getting agitated by that long post-Christmas lull where it's cold, miserable and you're just waiting around for the next pay day to get you through we have a triple hit of new awesome giveaways to offer up to our fantastic and loyal audience! First up we have heavy-hitting action flick 'Force of Execution' starring Ving Rhames, Steven Seagal and Danny Trejo ('Machete Kills') to win on Blu-ray. Next up we have Jon Voight as Van Helsing starring in 'Dracula: The Dark Prince', to win on DVD. And finally it's a return to the classics as both cult horrors 'Hellgate' and 'Hell Comes to Frogtown' arrive in the UK on Blu-ray/DVD dual format. »

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Win Force of Execution on Blu-ray

22 January 2014 7:04 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of Force of Execution on 3rd February, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray

Crime lord Mr. Alexander (Steven SeagalMaximum Conviction), after years of sitting at the throne of a powerful underworld empire, decides it’s finally time to go straight. However, things won’t be that simple when another drug boss, known only as Ice Man (Ving RhamesPulp Fiction), is set on making a name for himself at Alexander’s expense.

Targeting Alexander and his men, Ice Man wages a war that threatens to change the shape of the whole criminal underworld. With Ice Man hell-bent on taking over the throne, one thing’s for sure, Mr. Alexander won’t be retiring quietly.

 

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Jamesy Boy

20 January 2014 5:25 PM, PST | Pastemagazine.com | See recent PasteMagazine news »

Based on a true story, Jamesy Boy is accomplished-enough inspirational fare to attract the likes of Mary-Louise Parker (as a desperate single mom), James Woods (as a hard-nosed warden) and Ving Rhames (as a convicted murderer/mentor) in supporting roles. First-time feature writer-director Trevor White has shaped the rise, fall and redemption of teenage street thug James Burns (newcomer Spencer Lofranco) into parallel storylines, crosscutting between the three years leading up to his incarceration and the few months he spends in maximum-security prison (after four years in juvie). »

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Jamesy Boy Review

17 January 2014 10:14 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Jamesy Boy is an unconvincing portrait of a teen’s fall into a pit of crime and his eventual redemption that comes with time served in the pen, for two reasons. First, a formulaic script from Lane Shadgett and Trevor White puts its delinquent protagonist, James Burns, into a lot of questionable situations that seem engineered to ruin the character and forecast his eventual downfall – although they makes precious little sense. Second, newcomer Spencer Lofranco looks dazed and confused as Burns, although he also looks too squeaky clean and model cute to pass as a tormented teenage thug. Although it is based on a true story (of the film’s co-producer), Jamesy Boy is definitely not a genuine representation of Burns’ troubled past.

Shadgett and White’s script spends a lot of time filling in Burns’ backstory with exposition and the first 10 minutes of Jamesy Boy go through the difficult »

- Jordan Adler

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Jamesy Boy Movie Review

17 January 2014 4:48 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Jamesy Boy Director: Trevor White Starring: Spencer Lofranco, Mary-Louise Parker, James Woods, Ving Rhames, Rosa Salazar, Michael Trotter, Taissa Farmiga, Ben Rosenfield A well-intentioned coming-of-age drama, based on a true story, about a teenage delinquent’s flirtation with more permanent ruination, indie offering “Jamesy Boy” features a grounded, engaging lead performance from newcomer Spencer Lofranco, against an equally solid technical backdrop. Unfortunately, while its redemptive arc offers minor chord catharsis for those predisposed to embrace adapted tales of real salvation, the movie never pushes past a comfortable orbit of earnestness in search of deeper truths. Flashing back and forth between periods before, after and during incarceration, the film tells the story  [ Read More ]

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- bsimon

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