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Filmmaker Blake Freeman puts unorthodox beliefs and so-called experts to the test in A Journey to Planet Sanity, his reality based documentary comedy opening December 6th that debunks aliens, psychics and all things paranormal. Freeman’s chance encounter with a 69-year-old food deliveryman named LeRoy Tessina, who has spent his life savings on trying to protect himself from aliens and paranormal ghosts, leads to a hilarious cross-country journey in search of the truth. In an exclusive interview, Freeman talked about the inspiration behind his documentary comedy, how ordering takeout one night introduced him to an amazing documentary subject who became the catalyst for an exciting story, how he convinced LeRoy to participate, the most memorable moments of their journey together, their adventures in Roswell with ufology experts Don Ray Walton and Prophet Yahweh and other psychics and shamans, and how not having a clue what they were making or where »
- Sheila Roberts
This weekend, Oscar Isaac navigates the early 1960s folk scene as he determinedly searches for success in "Inside Llewyn Davis," and Christian Bale proves a brothers' bond has no limits in the dramatic "Out of the Furnace."
The newest Coen brothers' film, "Inside Llewyn Davis," stars Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake, and Carey Mulligan as aspiring folk musicians in 1960s Greenwich Village. The story follows Davis (Isaac) over a one-week period as he traverses the local music scene and attempts to make a name for himself, all while staying true to his art. "Inside Llewyn Davis," the Coens' first film since 2010's "True Grit," has been making the rounds on the festival circuit since May, when the film premiered at Cannes and won its Grand Prix award.
- Jonny Black
Comedian Blake Freeman hits the road with the 69-year-old LeRoy Tessina in the upcoming "docu-comedy" A Journey to Planet Sanity, debuting in theaters and on VOD formats December 6. LeRoy has spent his life trying to protect himself from otherworldly forces beyond our control, when he is taken out of his comfort zone by Blake Freeman to consult with those who claim to have had paranormal experiences. Take a look at this scene where a man named Don Ray claims to have had sex with an alien.
A Journey to Planet Sanity is a reality based (Documentary) comedy debunking aliens, psychics & all things paranormal. The film follows Blake Freeman (Noobz) who takes a 69 year old man named LeRoy, on a hilarious cross-country journey in search of the truth. LeRoy has spent his life savings on trying to protect himself from aliens and paranormal ghosts by buying gimmicks and entrusting psychics. »
The first trailer, images and the poster are in for Blake Freedman's (Noobz, Mucho Dinero) A Journey to Planet Sanity reality based documentary comedy debunking aliens, psychics & all things paranormal. The film follows Blake Freeman who takes a 69 year old man named LeRoy, on a hilarious cross-country journey in search of the truth. LeRoy has spent his life savings on trying to protect himself from aliens and paranormal ghosts by buying gimmicks and entrusting psychics. Upon discovering LeRoy’s plight, Blake Freeman with LeRoy in tow, decides to put these beliefs and “so called” experts to the test. Danielle R. Crane, Alwyn Kushner, Tim O’Mara and Freeman produced the film which is distributed by Wunderkind Pictures and GoDigital, finding theaters on December 6th. »
Stars: Blake Freeman, Jason Mewes, Zelda Williams, Casper Van Dien, Moises Arias, Jon Gries, Matt Shively, Bill Bellamy, Lin Shaye, Adam Sessler | Written by Blake Freeman, Marvin Willson | Directed by Blake Freeman
Filmmaker Blake Freeman writes, directs and stars in noobz, a comedy about video gaming that follows four friends, and Gears of War clan members, who hit the road to L.A. to compete in the Cyberbowl Video Game Championship for the chance of winning $100,000.
Think The Wizard meets Kevin Smith and you’ll be somewhere close…
After Cody (Freeman) loses his job and his wife leaves him because he can’t stop playing Gears of War 3 with his gamer clan, the Reign’s, his best friend and fellow gamer Andy (Mewes), convinces him to join the rest of the clan, including sexually confused Oliver (Shively) and “Hollywood”, aka actor Casper Van Dien, on a trip to L. »
Certain second-generation actors or celebrities have a breezy charm and a well-grounded self-awareness about the benefits and drawbacks of show business life, while others wear bequeathed crowns of entitlement that can come across as unattractive. Zelda Williams, the 23-year-old daughter of Robin Williams and Marsha Garces, is just finding her way professionally, but already exhibits plenty of signs of the former. One of the highlights of the new road trip/videogame competition movie “Noobz,” Williams co-stars opposite writer-director Blake Freeman, among others, playing an enchanting but wisecracking gamer who’s the romantic interest of Jason Mewes’ character. For ShockYa, Brent Simon recently had a chance to chat with Williams one-on-one, about the movie, her unique name, [ Read More ]
The new film ‘Noobz,’ the first comedy to truly showcase gaming culture from actual gamers, was released today on VOD and DVD. The Big Air Studios film marks the feature film writing and helming debut of filmmaker Blake Freeman. The comedy features Jason Mews, Freeman, Moises Arias and Casper Van Dien, who portrays himself as a gamer. ‘Noobz’ follows four friends as they decide to hit the road to compete in the Cyberbowl Video Game Championship in Los Angeles. The idea for the trip comes after Cody (played by Freeman) loses his job and his wife leaves him because he can’t stop gaming. His friend, game store clerk Andy (portrayed [ Read More ]
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- Karen Benardello
Title: Noobz Directed by: Blake Freeman Starring: Jason Mewes, Blake Freeman, Moises Arias, Matt Shively, Matt Shively, and Casper Van Dien Running time: 103 Minutes, Rated R Special Features: Commentary with Blake Freeman & Jason Mewes, One on One with Jason Mewes, Meet Director Blake Freeman, A chat with Casper Van Dien, Fun with Matt Shively and Ashley Thomas Cody, Andy, Hollywood and Oliver are gamers in “Reign Clan” who plan a road trip to the ultimate gamer competition, Cyberbowl. Although after a night of strippers and drinking, will they be able to beat the best and earn the respect of rival gamers? I have a big issue with writer/directors [ Read More ]
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Title: Noobz Director: Blake Freeman Starring: Jason Mewes, Blake Freeman, Matt Shively, Zelda Williams, Moises Arias, Jon Gries, Richard Speight Jr., Darly Craig, Lin Shaye, Rick Overton, Casper Van Dien, Mindy Sterling, Bill Bellamy, Adam Sessler An across-the-board comedic misfire that lamely tries to hitch its trailer to the $17-billion-a-year videogaming industry, “Noobz” trades entirely in familiar clichés, and seems to regard its mere existence as a triumph to be shared by all. A wearying stinker unredeemed by a handful of brave, game, small supporting turns, multi-hyphenate Blake Freeman’s film is kind of like a cross between “Road Trip,” “Empire Records,” “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters” and the modern-day videogame comedy that Kevin [ Read More ]
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Don't get us wrong -- from the moment we laid eyes on "Noobz," a sinking feeling set in. The final product could prove generic at best or a travesty at worst, one of those interminable films that's just bad. Still, a tiny pocket of hope lingered, a miniscule possibility that this film could in some way capture the passion, obsession and community that "Indie Game: The Movie" highlighted to great effect. "Noobz" snuffs out that hope early on, despite co-writer, director, and co-star Blake Freeman's repeat attempts to capture base gamer culture. This is due in part to the script, co-written by Freeman and Marvin Wilson, which briefly touches on the aimless, low-ambition lives of four gamers and then spirals off into the done-to-death road-trip-to-the-big-money-tournament plot. Freeman also damages his own production by playing one of the characters -- Cody, a cocky, careless pit of bottomless pessimism who elicits the least sympathy since Seth. »
- Mark Zhuravsky
Following our exclusive featurette from last week, Big Air Studios has unveiled a new trailer for Noobz. Jason Mewes, Casper Van Dien, Jon Gries, and Moises Arias star in this comedy about a group of gamers who journey to Los Angeles to compete in an elite video game competition. Take a look at the latest footage from director Blake Freeman's upcoming indie comedy, debuting in theaters January 25 before its DVD release on January 29.
Noobz - Trailer 3
Noobz comes to theaters January 25th, 2013 and stars Jason Mewes, Moises Arias, Jon Gries, Casper Van Dien, Lin Shaye, Richard Speight Jr., Mindy Sterling, Carly Craig. The film is directed by Blake Freeman. »
Big Air Studios has provided us with an exclusive featurette for Noobz, debuting in theaters January 25 before arriving on VOD and DVD January 29. This comedy centers on a group of three over-the-hill gamers who decide to take a road trip to compete in an elite video game tournament. Jason Mewes, who stars as Andy Clifton a.k.a. Pr3daTurd, takes us behind-the-scenes and describes some of his favorite moments. Take a look at all-new footage from director Blake Freeman's outrageous festival of laughs, aimed at the gamer in all of us.
A gamer clan made up of three luckless, aging gamers and an asthmatic adolescent is forced to "frag up" and take a road trip to Los Angeles in order to enter the Cyberbowl Video Game Championships.
12 items from 2013
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