10 items from 2015
Title: 10 Cent Pistol eOne Entertainment Director: Michael C. Martin Writer: Michael C. Martin Cast: Jena Malone, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Joe Mantegna, Jt Alexander, Damon Alexander, Adam Arkin Running time: 90 minutes, Not Rated In Theaters, On VOD And iTUNES: July 24, 2015 The film opens up with a young man named Harris (Thomas Ian Nicholas) whom answers the door to see two cops. Apparently someone tripped an alarm because a friend of his is stuck in the elevator. The cops are surprised to find out that Harris is the owner, and as the camera pulls back, we see why; the house is ginormous. They insist they go inside where [ Read More ]
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A modestly scaled but slick crime caper, “10 Cent Pistol” serves up a diverting if overcomplicated menu of flashbacks and betrayals among organized-crime players in Los Angeles. This first directorial feature for scenarist Michael C. Martin (who also co-penned the concurrent horror-thriller “The Vatican Tapes”), produced by fraternal leads Jt and Damon Alexander, is a genre exercise that should make decent niche-sales inroads in various formats. It launches July 24 on VOD and iTunes, simultaneous with limited U.S. theatrical release.
Two policemen show up at an impressive Hollywood Hills manse, having been alerted by a silent alarm. A young man, Harris (Thomas Ian Nicholas) appears very reluctant to let them in, and his apparent girlfriend, Danneel (Jena Malone), is no less awkward in greeting the visitors. There are others stiffly gathered in a living room, while someone is supposedly stuck in an elevator upstairs. Clearly something very fishy is going on »
- Dennis Harvey
10 Cent Pistol opens up with two police officers investigating a silent alarm at the front door of Harris (Thomas Ian Nicholas, American Pie, Halloween Resurrection). His reaction to find the police at his door proves to be of suspicion as the sweat rolls down and his need to get them to leave only encourages the officers to investigate. Upon entering, they are greeted by Danneel (Jena Malone, Donnie Darko), the coy damsel in a tight blue mini dress who makes every word sound innocent, yet seductive. Harris and Daneel lead the officers into the living room where they find Easton and Jake, two even more suspicious characters sitting on the couch.
This instantly pulls the audience in as we’re not entirely sure who exactly is hiding what in this scenario and if the cops are going to find anything. The bad guy in this scene is quickly revealed via »
- Jovy Skol
Jena Malone's Danneel gets an unwanted distraction when Easton (Damon Alexander) comes barging into her home in our exclusive clip from 10 Cent Pistol, arriving in theaters and on VOD formats July 24. Danneel is trying to get some work done, reading a script by herself, when Easton is heard tearing through the place, looking for something specific, making a few cracks about whether or not she's getting paid. The scene takes a turn when Danneel thinks he's looking for something in her phone, but Easton's tone quickly turns from menacing to apologetic in this sneak peek at the indie thriller.
10 Cent Pistol centers on two brothers maneuver through the criminal underworld of Los Angeles in search of wealth, love and redemption. Their string of success screeches to a halt when a high stakes job goes horribly wrong. Soon they find themselves at the mercy of a crooked mob lawyer, and »
The Bonds of Bonding: Martin’s Debut a Choppy Crime Caper
Sustained by a likeable cast of notable character actors, screenwriter Michael C. Martin’s directorial debut 10 Cent Pistol sports similarities with his previous credit Brooklyn’s Finest (2009), which was directed by Antoine Fuqua. Multiple perspectives converge and crisscross over pulpy crime thriller tropes as cheaply manufactured as its titular toy would indicate, though its overly convoluted patch of twists, turns, and other maneuvers eventually belies a threadbare narrative by the time we get to the unveiling of the film’s ultra-mastermind. Taking place over familiar and commonly utilized Los Angeles terrain, this sun dappled rhinestone ultimately feels like another mean spirited, empty headed bauble, one whose ultimate moments of entertainment are dictated by the quality of the character in focus at any given moment.
A pair of Lapd officers show up to investigate a tripped security system at a private residence, »
- Nicholas Bell
Michael C. Martin's 10 Cent Pistol will be out in cinemas and on VOD on July 24th. We have an exclusive clip to share with you. In this clip Jena Malone (Inherent Vice) puts the moves on Thomas Ian Nicholas (the American Pie films) while the brothers, Jt Alexander and Damon Alexander get kitted out for a job. Two brothers maneuver through the criminal underworld of Los Angeles in search of wealth, love and redemption. Their string of success screeches to a halt when a high stakes job goes horribly wrong. Soon they find themselves at the mercy of a crooked mob lawyer, and tangled in a love triangle with a sexy femme fatale. With no other choice but to do what they do best, the...
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Ron Moody as Fagin in 'Oliver!' based on Charles Dickens' 'Oliver Twist.' Ron Moody as Fagin in Dickens musical 'Oliver!': Box office and critical hit (See previous post: "Ron Moody: 'Oliver!' Actor, Academy Award Nominee Dead at 91.") Although British made, Oliver! turned out to be an elephantine release along the lines of – exclamation point or no – Gypsy, Star!, Hello Dolly!, and other Hollywood mega-musicals from the mid'-50s to the early '70s. But however bloated and conventional the final result, and a cast whose best-known name was that of director Carol Reed's nephew, Oliver Reed, Oliver! found countless fans. The mostly British production became a huge financial and critical success in the U.S. at a time when star-studded mega-musicals had become perilous – at times downright disastrous – ventures. Upon the American release of Oliver! in Dec. 1968, frequently acerbic The »
- Andre Soares
American Pie star Thomas Ian Nicholas is cooking up a new horror movie. According to Variety Nicholas, Clare Kramer, Hunter Gomez, and newcomer Kelly Arjen will star in Brian A. Metcalf’s independent horror flick Strange Ones. Shooting will being later… Continue Reading →
- Steve Barton
Shooting will being later this month in Los Angeles. Metcalf is producing and directing from his own script in which an abused high school girl (Arjen) accidentally conjures forth a demon — played by Nicholas — that decides to take revenge on those who wronged her.
Metcalf and Nicholas previously collaborated on the films “The Lost Tree” and “Living Among Us.” Nicholas also starred in the “American Pie” film series and “Red Band Society,” while Kramer starred in “Rules of Attraction” and “Buffy.”
- Dave McNary
Read More: Trailer: "Walt Before Mickey" The Skyway Film Festival has shared with Indiewire the opening and closing night films for the 2015 incarnation of the festival, which will run from June 12-14. The opening night feature will be the world premiere of "Walt Before Mickey," which stars Thomas Ian Nicholas, Jon Heder, David Henrie and Jodie Sweetin. It chronicles the life of Walt Disney from his childhood in Missouri to his start as an animator. Directed by Khoa Lee, the film is based on the book by Timothy S. Susanna. "There isn't a better film for Opening Night to kick off our inaugural film festival. A story that follows the origins of Walt Disney, one of the most impactful entertainment pioneers in the history of film," said Joe Restaino, artistic Director of Skyway Film Festival. The closing night film marks the Florida premiere of the romantic comedy "No Stranger Than Love, »
- Casey Cipriani
10 items from 2015
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