7 items from 2015
Reviewed by Kevin Scott
Knights of Badassdom (2013)
Directed by: Joe Lynch
Cast: Ryan Kwanten (Joe), Steve Zahn (Eric), Peter Dinklage (Hung), Margarita Levieva (Beth), Summer Glau (Gwen), Joshua Malina (Travis), Michael Gladis (King Diamond), W. Earl Brown (Randy), Brian Posehn (Gilberto), Douglas Tait (Abominog)
I’m pretty much going to watch any film called “Knights of Badassdom”. I just am, and probably if you are reading this, you would too. I’m absolutely astounded at how the social stereotypes are melding together little by little, and this film is definitely a testament to that. Remember being the weird kid and only having a handful of equally weird, but loyal friends. That definitely was me, and I couldn’t see it then, but I pretty much had it made. Being weird now is a little more tolerated that it used to be, but »
Stars: Adrian Paul, Brandon Auret, Reiley McClendon, Rick Ravanello, Douglas Tait, Joe Reegan, Nic Rasenti, Andy Davoli, Matthew Holmes, Sven Ruygrok, Scott E. Miller, Kenneth Fok, Darron Meyer | Written by Jabbar Raisani, Blake Clifton | Directed by Jabbar Raisani
Jabbar Raisani, a former visual effects maestro, who here turns director – makes his feature debut with a film that mixes a myriad of stereotypes and cliches of the alien invasion genre with the modern war movie (there’s a very good reason the film is described as Independence Day meets Black Hawk Down) in a faux-documentary that sees a camera crew join an elite unit of soldiers at Outpost 37, the most hostile region of what remains of our planet, as they face one of their greatest battles against the “Heavies” alien intruders who, a decade earlier, had invaded Earth with the intention of total annihilation.
- Phil Wheat
by Seth Metoyer
Firebreathing Films has unleashed the first peek to its upcoming bloody Bigfoot thriller The Fiancé.
I don't know what I was expecting, but I was genuinely surprised by the trailer. The production is top notch, camera work is stellar and it has certainly piqued my interest. Check it out for yourself below the official details.
You can also check out our recent interview with writer-director Mark Allen Michaels here.
From The Press Release
Starring Carrie Keagan (“Fetish Factory”), Douglas Tait (“Star Trek”), and Curt Lambert (“Mind Rage”), the trailer shows how Michael (newcomer Dallas Valdez) goes from an in-love fiancé to a “stone cold killer” when his bride-to-be Sara (Keagan) is bitten by Sasquatch (Tait). Between the gory mayhem, we see there’s a mystery in the lovers’ back story – what kind of a deal has Michael made with Sara’s father?
“There is a crime drama element to it, »
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a trailer for Never Let Go, new episode details from L.A. Macabre and How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse, the short film Knock Knock, a Q&A featuring The Walking Dead‘s Amber Dawn Fox, and much more:
Never Let Go Trailer and Premiere Details: “Here is a sneak preview of what’s up for grabs at the Berlin Film Festival later this week – Howard J Ford’s (Director/Producer Co-Writer of ‘The Dead 1&2″) latest epic Never Let Go. Shot in Morocco, Spain and the Us, the film tells the story of Lisa, a single mother (played by Angela Dixon) who takes the law into her own hands to get back her abducted child. The completed film will screen at Cannes Market in May.
Howard Ford said today: »
- Tamika Jones
We’re back with another trailer round-up. This time around we have fresh footage from Game of Thrones Season 5, the final trailer for the newly released Alien Outpost, and the latest teaser video for Avengers: Age of Ultron.
“Game of Thrones follows kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and noblemen who are engaged in a deadly cat-and-mouse game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. As betrayal, lust, intrigue and supernatural forces shake the four corners of the Kingdoms, their bloody struggle for the Iron Throne will have unforeseen and far-reaching consequences.”
Season 5 of Game of Thrones will premiere on Sunday, April 12th, but fans of the epic fantasy series can relive the last two episodes of Season 4 and watch an exclusive Season 5 trailer in IMAX theaters from January 29th – February 5th. To see the full list of participating theaters, visit:
- Derek Anderson
I recently reached out to Mark Michaels, director of the upcoming and buzzed about Bigfoot feature The Fiancé, to ask him about the making of the film. To say the least, his answers have me very excited to see the movie. You can read our discussion here:
Jw: I know nothing about The Fiancé except that it is a crime drama with Bigfoot in it, which to be honest is pretty unique. Tell me a little about the film.
Mm: There is a crime drama element to it, but it’s not Sasquatch making offers people can’t refuse or anything like that – he’s still in the forest as a wild creature, as usual. What makes him different is that he’s infected and very aggressive. His virus is contagious. The criminal activity aspect of the movie is revealed in flashbacks, and as the »
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes release details on Amnesiac, The Atticus Institute, and Alien Outpost, multiple trailers, premiere details for Head, and a Q&A with the founder of The Philip K. Dick Film Festival:
Amnesiac Distribution and Release Details: “Amnesiac tells the story of a man (Wes Bentley) who wakes up in bed suffering from memory loss after being in an accident, only to begin to suspect that his wife (Kate Bosworth) may not be his real wife. The web of lies and deceit deepen inside the house where he soon finds himself a prisoner.
XLrator Media has acquired North American distribution rights to the psychological thriller Amnesiac starring Kate Bosworth (Still Alice, Superman Returns) and Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games series, Interstellar). XLrator Media will release the film in Summer 2015 on its acclaimed “Macabre” genre label. »
- Tamika Jones
7 items from 2015
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