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Fantasia Review: ‘Sequence Break’ is Cronenberg Without the Clarity

Introversion and high anxiety are real and can be triggered by the tiniest of things or the lack thereof. Oz (Chase Williamson) has struggled with both his entire life, that insecurity in social situations driving him towards the world of videogames. The joy of solitude playing them and being good at them brought him into a society of like-minded individuals and ultimately a career as mechanic to dinosaurs of derelict arcades past. Was he happy? Sure. Things could always be better, but isn’t that true for everyone? Routine might propel his actions — sleep, work, beer, and repeat — but it’s that type of monotony that keeps him safe. To take a chance on more would risk his falling apart completely. Unfortunately for him, change eventually comes for us all.

Graham Skipper’s Sequence Break takes us into Oz’s mind when the inevitable occurs. His world is turned upside
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Sequence Break Review [Fantasia 2017]

Graham Skipper’s Sequence Break is a digital rabbit hole; an abyss of frothy goop slathered atop rubberized effects. Its very title foreshadows existential conflict, while an arcade kaleidoscope projects Skipper’s binary obsessions. Ideas emerge from Cronenbergian pools of coated wiring, heavily reminiscent of Videodrome visuals and paranoid shades of eXistenZ. Sci-fi psychedelics zap homemade Asteroid designs only to mask dimensional rifts that borrow from Under The Skin‘s vast nothingness. How do you break the “sequence” of life? Answers tend to vary, with Skipper’s latest being a ponderous retro purgatory worth wallowing in.

Chase Williamson stars as Oz (short for Osgood), a shy arcade tinkerer who brings busted-up cabinets back from the virtual dead – but not for much longer. Jerry (Lyle Kanouse) has to close shop, disrupting Oz’s safe engineering bubble. That’s when he meets Tess (Fabianne Therese), a “nerdy” girl who shows immediate romantic interest.
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Fantasia 2017: ‘Sequence Break’ Review

Stars: Chase Williamson, Lyle Kanouse, Fabianne Therese, Audrey Wasilewski, Johnny Dinan | Written and Directed by Graham Skipper

Oz (Williamson) is an antisocial loner who only finds solace in his love for ’80s arcade games, refurbishing and restoring them to their former glory. That is, until he meets Tess (Therese). The two quickly become romantically entwined, but their budding romance is slowly threatened by a mysterious game that seems to be drawing the two deeper and deeper into its void of slime and Cronenbergian horror. Amid the strange occurrences, a cryptic vagabond also appears, lurking around the arcade workshop at night. The dilapidated madman shouts about doom and destruction as the couple cling to the remnants of their normal lives. Oz soon finds himself facing off against the eight-bit portal to the cosmos, to both save himself and his newfound love.

Having already appeared in Almost Human and The Mind’s
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Watch the Short Film Among The Shadows & Read Exclusive Comments from Director Gene Blalock

A sinister nightly visitor makes its presence known in the new short horror film, Among the Shadows. You can watch the award-winning short right here on Daily Dead, and we also have exclusive comments from co-writer/director Gene Blalock, who reflects on the challenges, collaborations, and triumphs he experienced while bringing the project to life.

From Among the Shadows Director/Co-Writer Gene Blalock: “Film can be used to express almost anything. It can make the viewer feel and empathize in new ways. It both educates and entertains. And, ultimately, film as a method of storytelling, is a crucial part of our DNA. Humanity’s innate search for meaning likely gave birth to the very first narratives. Storytelling links us to our past and provides a path into our future.

Filmmakers are storytellers, working in a medium that has a huge impact and relevance today in no small part because
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Union Furnace Psychologicial Horror Gets First Trailer

Watch the new trailer for Nicholas Bushman's Union Furnace, starring Mike Dwyer, Seth Hammond, Katie Keene and Keith David. The psychological horror tells of a petty car thief in a small Southern Ohio town who becomes involved in an underground game of life and death. Bushman directs from a script he wrote with Dwyer, who also produces. There's no info on a release date as yet for this one. Other cast includes Tara Bellando, Kevin Crowley, Lyle Kanouse, David Hayward and Ben Wallace. Previously Bushman directed 2012's Sandbar, starring Rick Rossovich (Top Gun), where he first worked with stars Dwyer, Keene, Crowley as well as Kathleen Andrews on the dramedy.
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Union Furnace Psychologicial Horror Gets First Trailer

Watch the new trailer for Nicholas Bushman's Union Furnace, starring Mike Dwyer, Seth Hammond, Katie Keene and Keith David. The psychological horror tells of a petty car thief in a small Southern Ohio town who becomes involved in an underground game of life and death. Bushman directs from a script he wrote with Dwyer, who also produces. There's no info on a release date as yet for this one. Other cast includes Tara Bellando, Kevin Crowley, Lyle Kanouse, David Hayward and Ben Wallace. Previously Bushman directed 2012's Sandbar, starring Rick Rossovich (Top Gun), where he first worked with stars Dwyer, Keene, Crowley as well as Kathleen Andrews on the dramedy.
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New Hesher Clip, interviews with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rainn Wilson, Spencer Susser

Hesher is hardcore. That's for sure, but I was still intrigued by Spencer Susser's film, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Devin Brochu, Natalie Portman and Rainn Wilson. Also in the cast of the drama which opens May 13th is veteran Piper Laurie who starred alongside Paul Newman in The Hustler, as well as Audrey Wasilewski and Lyle Kanouse. The Wrekin Hill Entertainment release is produced by Natalie Portman's Handsomecharlie Films, as well as The Last Picture Company, CatchPlay, Corner Store Entertainment and Filmula, in association with Dro Entertainment. Loud music. Pornography. Burning stuff to the ground. These are a few of Hesher's favorite things. And they are what Hesher (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) brings into the lives of 13-year-old Tj (Devin Brochu)...
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New Hesher Clip, interviews with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rainn Wilson, Spencer Susser

Hesher is hardcore. That's for sure, but I was still intrigued by Spencer Susser's film, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Devin Brochu, Natalie Portman and Rainn Wilson. Also in the cast of the drama which opens May 13th is veteran Piper Laurie who starred alongside Paul Newman in The Hustler, as well as Audrey Wasilewski and Lyle Kanouse. The Wrekin Hill Entertainment release is produced by Natalie Portman's Handsomecharlie Films, as well as The Last Picture Company, CatchPlay, Corner Store Entertainment and Filmula, in association with Dro Entertainment. Loud music. Pornography. Burning stuff to the ground. These are a few of Hesher's favorite things. And they are what Hesher (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) brings into the lives of 13-year-old Tj (Devin Brochu)...
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New Hesher Clip, interviews with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rainn Wilson, Spencer Susser

Hesher is hardcore. That's for sure, but I was still intrigued by Spencer Susser's film, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Devin Brochu, Natalie Portman and Rainn Wilson. Also in the cast of the drama which opens May 13th is veteran Piper Laurie who starred alongside Paul Newman in The Hustler, as well as Audrey Wasilewski and Lyle Kanouse. The Wrekin Hill Entertainment release is produced by Natalie Portman's Handsomecharlie Films, as well as The Last Picture Company, CatchPlay, Corner Store Entertainment and Filmula, in association with Dro Entertainment. Loud music. Pornography. Burning stuff to the ground. These are a few of Hesher's favorite things. And they are what Hesher (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) brings into the lives of 13-year-old Tj (Devin Brochu)...
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Hesher movie images

See images from Hesher, starring Joseph Gordon Levitt, Natalie Portman and Rainn Wilson. Spencer Susser directs as well as writing the screenplay alongside David Michod for the release which opens May 13th. Also in the cast of Hesher are Devin Brochu,, Audrey Wasilewski and Lyle Kanouse. Hesher premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and is produced by Lucy Cooper, Scott Prisand, Spencer Susser and Matt Weaver. Loud music. Pornography. Burning sh*t to the ground. These are a few of Hesher's favorite things. And they are what Hesher (Joseph Gordon Levitt) brings to the lives of Tj (Devin Brochu), Paul (Rainn Wilson), and Nicole (Natalie Portman) when he takes up residence in Tj's garage uninvited...
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Hesher movie images

See images from Hesher, starring Joseph Gordon Levitt, Natalie Portman and Rainn Wilson. Spencer Susser directs as well as writing the screenplay alongside David Michod for the release which opens May 13th. Also in the cast of Hesher are Devin Brochu,, Audrey Wasilewski and Lyle Kanouse. Hesher premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and is produced by Lucy Cooper, Scott Prisand, Spencer Susser and Matt Weaver. Loud music. Pornography. Burning sh*t to the ground. These are a few of Hesher's favorite things. And they are what Hesher (Joseph Gordon Levitt) brings to the lives of Tj (Devin Brochu), Paul (Rainn Wilson), and Nicole (Natalie Portman) when he takes up residence in Tj's garage uninvited...
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Fresh Trailer for Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Hesher' Debuted

New "Hesher" trailer has been released. The one-and-a-half-minute preview, released via Apple, sees long-haired Joseph Gordon-Levitt pouring liquid on a car.

Using rock song as the background music, some scenes in the new trailer show pathetic situations. One scene sees Devin Brochu's character crying while having a dinner with his grief-stricken father and grandmother. In another scene, Natalie Portman asks Devin how he met wild Gordon-Levitt, before sad Devin answers, "It's kind of a long story".

The forthcoming movie revolves around Hesher, a guy who loves loud music, pornography, and burning stuff to the ground. He is the most unlikely person to help 13-year-old T.J. cope with the death of his mother, but he proves to be the only one who can truly free T.J. from his overwhelming sadness. The charismatic and dangerous Hesher drags T.J. out of loss and confusion by sheer force of will
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 25 Admit-Two Chicago Passes to ‘Caught in the Crossfire’ With 50 Cent

Chicago – In our latest crime edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 25 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of the new film “Caught in the Crossfire” starring 50 Cent! “Caught in the Crossfire” also stars Jason Ambrose, Tim Fields, Sydney Hall, Richard T. Jones, Lyle Kanouse, Chris Klein, Christine Lakin, Michael Matthias and Brian A. Miller from writer and director Brian A. Miller.

First Tuesdays with the Midwest Independent Film Festival continue with the Chicago premiere of the Lionsgate release “Caught in the Crossfire” on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010 starting at 6 p.m. at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema at 2828 N. Clark St. in Chicago. This Michigan-made thriller stars Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, “CSI: Miami” star Adam Rodriguez and Chris Klein. Writer and director and Grand Rapids, Mich. native Brian A. Miller will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion.

The event begins with a pre-show cocktail reception (sponsored
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'You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger' - Images from the Woody Allen film.

New images are in from Sony Pictures Classics' "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger" romance. The film is helmed and written by Woody Allen and stars Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Gemma Jones and Lucy Punch. The story tells of a family attempting to sort out their complicated relationships and opens on September 23rd in limited venues. Letty Aronson and Steve Tenenbaum produce. Expect an updated synopsis soon. Woody Allen's last film was "Whatever Works" starring Larry David, Adam Brooks and Lyle Kanouse. Prior to that, the Oscar-winning Vicky Cristina Barcelona with Javier Bardem, Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz.
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Antena 3 to co-produce Woody Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Antena 3 Films has joined Mediapro to co-produce Woody Allen's "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger." The cast includes Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Gemma Jones and Lucy Punch. Tells of a family attempting to sort out their complicated relationships. Mediapro, which is based in Barcelona, produced "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" with Antena 3 FIlms. Allen last wrote and helmed the Sony Pictures Classics comedy "Whatever Works" starring Larry David, Adam Brooks, Lyle Kanouse, Michael McKean and Clifford Lee Dickson.
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