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14 items from 2014

Film Review: ‘The Scribbler’

5 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Despite a game lead performance from smallscreen star Katie Cassidy (“Arrow”) as a young woman with multiple personality disorder and an incorrigible punk attitude, this latest low-budget outing from helmer John Suits simply doesn’t have the imagination or resources necessary to pull off its clumsy stabs at visual pizzazz. Instead, the result resembles what Zack Snyder’s maligned curio “Sucker Punch” might have looked like if it had been made by “Sharknado” producers the Asylum. Prefabricated for a cult following unlikely to ever materialize, “The Scribbler” faces a bleak future beyond the margins of a Sept. 19 day-and-date limited theatrical/VOD release followed by a homevid bow one month later.

Schaffer adapts his own source material here, opting to tell a paper-thin story in a frustratingly convoluted way. Pic opens with Suki (Cassidy) defending herself to a crusty cop (Michael Imperioli) and sympathetic criminal psychologist (Eliza Dushku) after a string »

- Geoff Berkshire

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World Gone Wild: A Survivor’s Guide to Post-Apocalyptic Movies

9 July 2014 12:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If you’re a fan of end-of-the-world movies such as The Road Warrior, Escape from New York and The Terminator, then you may want to check out Flickering Myth contributor david j. moore’s new book World Gone Wild: A Survivor’s Guide to Post-Apocalyptic Movies, which has recently been released by Schiffer Publishing.

The deluxe hardback book is packed with over 800 movie reviews, ranging from  blockbusters such as The Hunger Games, The Matrix Trilogy and World War Z to cult B-movies like Cyborg, Fortress and Hell Comes to Frogtown, providing the definitive guide to the genre.

As well as the exhaustive selection of reviews, the book also contains interviews with over 60 filmmakers and actors, including Albert Pyun, Russell Mulcahy, Neil Marshall, Roger Christianson, Martin Campbell, Paul W.S. Anderson, John Hillcoat and Roddy Piper, and 427 colour photographs.

You can order World Gone Wild: A Survivor’s Guide to Post-Apocalyptic Movies via Amazon. »

- Gary Collinson

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The Dusty VHS Corner: Albert Pyun Loves Cyborgs

6 July 2014 6:17 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the latest instalment of The Dusty VHS Corner, Tom Jolliffe explores Albert Pyun’s love for cyborgs…

With a career spanning over 30 years, Hawaiian director Albert Pyun has worked in just about every genre, and forged a reputation as a modern era answer to Ed Wood. Pyun’s career has pretty much entirely taken place in B movies. Almost fifty films ranging from low budget, to virtually no budget. His passion for movie-making is immense and he still works to this day, even through ill-health.

Pyun broke through in the early 80’s with fantasy epic, The Sword and The Sorcerer, which alongside Conan The Barbarian, played it’s part in re-popularising the sword and sorcery genre throughout the 80’s. He followed that with a string of often strange, cult films (Radioactive Dreams being a stand out). Pyun was also at the helm of an unsuccessful Captain America film back »

- Gary Collinson

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The Dusty VHS Corner: Bloody Bloodfists Part 2

29 June 2014 5:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe delves into The Dusty VHS Corner for the second part of his Bloodfist marathon (read part 1 here)…

In many a film franchise there comes a point where the steam train is running out of steam. Generally the closer you get to hitting double figures, the closer you get to creative oblivion. Some film series might manage to re-ignite and hit new highs, such as the fifth and sixth Fast & Furious films, which were the best of the whole bunch upon finally realising that it didn’t pay to take them too seriously.

Still, the general rule of thumb is that there’s normally a gradual decline, be it Nightmares on Elm Street, Treks in the stars, or the jump the shark brilliance of putting Jason Vorhees in space.

The Bloodfist saga was no different. A first three with not particularly much to pick between them. Then the fourth »

- Gary Collinson

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'Dysmorphia', 'My Name is A', 'Amateur Porn Star Killer Trilogy' and more coming in 2014

14 June 2014 7:42 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

by Seth Metoyer,

Controversial filmmaker Shane Ryan has been busy in 2014! I'm looking forward to checking out his short film that will be included on James Cullen Bressack's upcoming anthology Dysmorphia.

Check out all of the many project details coming soon from Ryan in the official release below, which include trailer links and project artwork.

From The Press Release

Wild Eye Releasing will be unleashing Shane Ryan's latest film, My Name is A by anonymous, on September 23, 2014. A tells the inspired-by-true-story of Alyssa Bustamante, who was accused of stabbing, strangling, and slicing the throat of her 9 year old neighbor. Alyssa was just 15 at the time of the murder. Watch Trailer.

Coincidentally Ryan's Amateur Porn Star Killer Trilogy is being re-released for a 3rd time in a limited box set by Cinema Epoch on the same day, with an early release on Amazon in July. Ryan recently »

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Who's the Suspect in this Teaser for The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper?

7 April 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Albert Pyun is fighting through his health issues, and nothing's more therapeutic than doing what you love so he's back behind the camera for The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper, a one-take film for which Pyun has released a short teaser.

The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper stars Tommie Vegas, Shane Ryan, and Brittany Bochart. It's written by Cynthia Curnan, shot by Michael Su, and produced by Su and Curnan with music and sound design by Tony Riparetti.

The film is about a young woman name Cheryl Cooper (Vegas), who wakes up in what she believes is an interrogation room in a police station. She is interrogated by Detective Ben (Ryan) about being found at an unfinished Las Vegas hotel where there was a mass killing.

The detective is assisted by a young female rookie police officer named Officer Bardo (Bochart). Both try to get the details from Cheryl, and as they do, »

- Debi Moore

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Captain America History 101 – Redux

3 April 2014 8:22 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Well, the big day is finally here! After leading the Avengers in stopping an alien invasion Summer before last, our favorite shield-slinger returns to the multiplexes in an all new solo adventure (well, he’s got some help from the Black Widow and the high-flyin’ Falcon)! Before you head out, you may want to brush up on all things Steve Rogers (don’t worry, this won’t be on the final!)! Have fun and buy bonds!

Read my original review of Captain America Here.

Here’s my original article that ran on Wamg before Captain America: The First Avenger was released in 2011.

The very first appearance of the sentinel of liberty.

Okay fellow movie geeks! Ready for a bit of pop culture history? Before you head out to the multiplex this weekend to see Paramount’s Captain America: The First Avenger, let’s get better acquainted with the story of this star-spangled superhero. »

- Jim Batts

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Awfully Good: Captain America (1990)

2 April 2014 4:54 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Before The Winter Soldier and The First Avenger there was. Captain America (1990) Director: Albert Pyun Stars: Matt Salinger, Ronny Cox, Ned Beatty Steve Rogers must save the world from Italian fascists and lousy production values. I hope you appreciate the current Marvel Cinematic Universe, because there was a period of time where comic fans had to deal with films like this. There was no Internet to hear gossip or get hints as to what was coming. You showed up, »

- Jason Adams

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Captain America and the superhero movies Hollywood has tried to bury

26 March 2014 6:58 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Superheroes might be big business in the movie world right now, but that hasn't always been the case. Despite the success of the early Christopher Reeve Superman films and Tim Burton's Batman outings, the genre was something of a poisoned chalice for filmmakers throughout the '80s and '90s. Buoyed by Richard Donner's Superman: The Movie, Hollywood mined the pages of DC and Marvel Comics in search of the next big thing. Unfortunately, small budgets and shaky scripts resulted in a string of flops ranging from Supergirl (1983) to Howard the Duck (1986). And yet, impossibly, things would get even worse for the comic book genre in the years that followed.

In 1989, the same year Tim Burton's Batman hit cinemas, Dolph Lundgren led The Punisher, a violent action-thriller based on Marvel character Frank Castle. A vigilante who takes revenge on criminals after his family is murdered in a mob killing, »

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Albert Pyun Returns With The Interrogation Of Cheryl Cooper. See It Early And Help Shape The Film!

18 March 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Cult film fans were dismayed to learn back in August that Cyborg director Albert Pyun was stepping away from his film career due to health issues. But proving that you can't keep a good man down - or, at least, that it takes more than Ms to do it - Pyun is headed back to the director's chair just seven months after that announcement to helm single take thriller The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper.Cheryl Cooper (Tommie Vegas) wakes up in what she believes is a interrogation room in a police station where she is interrogated by Detective Ben (Shane Ryan) and young female rookie police officer named Officer Bardo (Brittany Bochart) about being found at an unfinished Las Vegas hotel where there was a mass...

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Albert Pyun Conducting The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper in One Take

18 March 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Albert Pyun's one take horror film Invasion was actually pretty bitchin', and now the filmmaker's getting set to do it again on his latest flick, The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper.

Shooting at 4k and 3D with 7.1 soundtrack, the flick will star Tommie Vegas, Shane Ryan, and Brittany Bochart. Filming starts this Friday (March 21) at the Indie Film Factory Stage in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Want to help out in the process? The first 100 people who send an email to will be placed on a guest list see the first version of the film in an "interactive test screening" the day after shooting. Pyun will stream it online, and viewers will be able to post comments that will help shape the final version.

The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper is about a young woman name Cheryl Cooper (Tommie Vegas) waking up in what she believes is a interrogation room in a police station. »

- Uncle Creepy

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‘Arcade’ DVD Review (88 Films)

10 March 2014 2:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Megan Ward, Peter Billingsley, Seth Green, A.J. Langer, Bryan Dattilo, Norbert Weisser, John DeLancie, Don Stark, Humberto Ortiz | Written by David S. Goyer | Directed by Albert Pyun

Released at the height of the straight to video techno-horror phase that rode in on the coat-tails of The Lawnmower Man and also saw the release of films such as Evolver and Brainscan, Arcade was, I think, unfairly overlooked, at least in the UK, at the time due to poor distribution, a lack of big-name stars (unlike Brainscan which had a post-T2 Edward Furlong, the biggest stars in Arcade were A Christmas Story’s Peter Billingsley and St:tng’s John De Lancie), and effects that – even though they were apparently redone after the film was completed – did not compare to other CGI-heavy films at the time.

Arcade tells the story of Alex Manning (Megan Ward), a troubled teenager whose mother committed »

- Phil Wheat

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‘Dollman’ & ‘Demonic Toys’ Blu-ray Review(s)

9 March 2014 3:39 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Two of my favourite Full Moon flicks, Dollman and Demonic Toys, have been given the Blu-ray treatment by the folks at 88 Films. Already owning the pair on DVD we take a look at these new releases to see how they compare and if the new Blus are worthy of an upgrade…


Stars: Tim Thomerson, Jackie Earle Haley, Kamala Lopez, Humberto Ortiz, Nicholas Guest, Judd Omen, Frank Collison | Written by Chris Roghair | Directed by Albert Pyun

Former funnyman, turned TV stalwart, turned action star, Tim Thomerson had already made a name for himself in the Empire Pictures/Full Moon franchise Trancers before spoofing the very same character and his take no crap persona in Dollman for one of my favourite directors, Albert Pyun.

Brick Bardo (Thomerson) is a traveller from outer space who is forced to land on Earth. Though regular sized on his home planet, he is doll-sized here on Earth, »

- Phil Wheat

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Trailer For Doomed! The Untold Story Of Roger Corman's Fantastic Four Looks Back At A Comic Book Movie Disaster

13 January 2014 12:43 PM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

To paraphrase Sir William Wallace, every movie dies. But not every movie lives. It costs a lot just to release a film, let alone promote it. Those efforts are sometimes shirked for a chance to make a quicker, cheaper buck. In today.s age of rampant straight-to-dvd markets, that dollar has grown smaller, but only because so many more people are chasing it. But before the days where details of a movie would be everywhere during filming, movies were being filmed and held from release all the time. One such occasion for this was 1994.s The Fantastic Four. Marvel foolishly sold the film rights to their characters in the seventies and eighties, and their licenses were abused for several cheap attempts at bringing the characters to the big screen. What resulted was efforts like Albert Pyun.s micro-budget Captain America and Mark Goldblatt.s (actually pretty cool) direct-to-video The Punisher »

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