15 items from 2015
Much is known about Walt Disney, the creator of the omnipotent Disney brand that has begat countless films and become a veritable force of nature in the years since its inception. And though its storied founder is a legend in his own right, much less is known about his early years, before the creation of his iconic Mickey Mouse. Read More: Exclusive: Skyway Film Festival Announces 'Walt Before Mickey' and 'No Stranger Than Love' as Opening and Closing Night Films Coming just in time for the creative maverick's birthday, the biopic "Walt Before Disney" chronicles Walt Disney's early years that led to the creation of the Mickey Mouse character. Based on a book of the same name by Timothy S. Susanin, "Walt Before Mickey" stars Thomas Ian Nicholas, John Heder and Jodie Sweetin and was helmed by first-time feature director Khoa Le. The film was written by writer/producer Armando Gutierrez. »
- Aubrey Page
Determinedly doing whatever it takes to achieve your goals is the motivating and inspiring way Walt Disney launched one of the largest and most successful studios in American cinema. In celebration of the highly anticipated release of ‘Walt Before Mickey’ on DVD and VOD this Saturday, December 5, which would have been the 114th birthday of the famed animator, Shockya has an exclusive clip from the biographical drama. The scene features Thomas Ian Nicholas playing the title film producer, and Jodie Sweetin starring as Walt’s aunt, Charlotte Disney, who’s helps him type a letter to distributor Margaret Winkler. Walt explains to Margaret in his letter that he left his position [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
Andrew Keegan is prepping for parenthood! The actor, who gained fame in the '90s for his roles in Camp Nowhere, Party of Five, and 10 Things I Hate About You, announced on Friday that he is expecting his first child with girlfriend Arista Ilona, who works for Apple. In a statement, Andrew said, "My beloved partner and I are excited to welcome a baby into our lives and our community. We look forward to embracing the sacred responsibility of parenthood as well as learning from this spirit." He added, "Our intention is to raise our child in a cocreative environment where truth and love are foremost. We welcome your thoughts and prayers for this incubating life." Andrew stepped out of the spotlight to cofound the La spiritual center Full Circle Venice, which is described as "an experiential environment that aims to elevate the individual while connecting us with each other. »
- Brittney Stephens
If you.ve been online, you likely noticed that today, October 21, 2015, is the day Marty McFly and Doc Brown go to in 1989.s Back to the Future 2. It.s hard to miss. One thing that film predicts is that, after an epic drought, the Chicago Cubs will win the World Series. They.re currently in the midst of the National League Championship Series, but it turns out that, if they need it, they.ll have a little help from another Hollywood movie, Rookie of the Year. The 1993 family wish-fulfillment comedy revolves around a young boy who, after an accident, gets a powerful pitching arm and plays for the Cubs. The kid.s name is Henry Rowengartner, and he.ll be around tonight if the Cubbies need his services. Or at least Thomas Ian Nicholas, the actor who played the character, will be, as he took to Twitter to reveal that »
The slayer of Xenomorphs, summoner of Pumpkinhead, and killer of Crystal Lake are coming to Minnesota this weekend for the 10th Annual Crypticon Minneapolis. Featured guests include Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Kane Hodder, and many more, along with a packed three-day schedule that aims to please attendees of "The Nightmare Before Halloween."
Officially kicking off this Friday night (following a special Thursday night screening of Harbinger Down, complete with a Lance Henricksen and Alec Gillis Q&A), Crypticon Minneapolis runs from October 23rd–25th at the Ramada Bloomington. Other special guests include Doug Jones, William Forsythe, Suzanna Leigh, Leslie Easterbrook, Gigi Edgley, David Naughton, and more.
Below, we have the complete Crypticon Minneapolis schedule (via Facebook). If you're heading to Crypticon, make sure to send us an email at Contact@DailyDead.com and we can catch up at the event. To learn more, visit:
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- Derek Anderson
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
15 items from 2015
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