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Zombeavers (2014) review

17 hours ago

Reviewed by Kevin Scott


Zombeavers (2014)

Written by: Al Kaplan, Jon Kaplan, Jordan Rubin

Directed by: Jordan Rubin

Cast: Rachel Melvin (Mary), Cortney Palm (Zoe), Lexi Atkins (Jenn), Hutch Dano (Sam), Jake Weary (Tommy), Peter Gilroy (Buck), Rex Linn (Smyth), Brent Briscoe (Winston), Phyllis Katz (Myrne), Bill Burr (Joseph), John Mayer (Luke), Robert R. Shafer (Trucker)

It’s so hard to tell nowadays what kind of film you are going to get by just looking at the solitary picture and the synopsis. I seldom ever rely on the number of stars that it has, because someone else’s trash just might be my treasure. Back in the video store days, there were absolutely no guarantees even by looking at the videocassette box, but I guess that I just had a false sense of security that I could make a more informed choice. I’m slowly letting go, and just going with straight up intuition. »

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Ray Bradbury's 'Pillar Of Fire': Solo Show Opens On Anniversary Of Author's Death

28 May 2015 1:03 AM, PDT

Three years after his passing, Ray Bradbury's prose takes center stage in an La theater performance opening on the anniversary of the author's death.

Ray Bradbury's Pillar Of Fire, a solo rendition of Bradbury's novella of the same name by actor Bill Oberst Jr. presented as part of 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival, previews at Theatre Of Note (1517 N Cahuenga Blvd) on Friday, June 5 at 8pm and Saturday, June 6 at 9pm before moving to Hudson Guild Theatre (6539 Santa Monica Blvd) for Thursday performances on June 11, June 18 and June 25 at 8pm. $12.00 tickets go on sale May 1 for all shows at www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/2496 with some tickets for the Hudson Guild performances also available at www.plays411.com/ray.

When Bradbury passed away on June 5, 2012 he left behind millions of what he called “my bastard children;” adults who first read him in high school. Oberst says he is one of them. »

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Production companies join forces for 3-Feature Louisiana Slate

28 May 2015 12:43 AM, PDT

Two's company and three's a crowd--but four can soar! At least that's what the good folks at haRFMFul Productions, Sick Puppy Pictures, MOnsterworks66 and Lion Arch Productions believe as they prep a three-feature slate to shoot in Louisiana later this year or early in 2016!

Rycke Foreman (haRMFul), Phil Condit (Sick Puppy), Maria Olsen (MO66) and Lionel Archuleta (Lion Arch) are developing a slate of three horror-comedies for production in Louisiana and are presently attaching cast and finalizing budgets before approaching La. investors. The three films, Happy Ending, Hacked Off and Grizzled! (#Hehog) are all zany romps through HorCom Land featuring lovely ladies, buckets of blood, hunky heroes and terrifyingly funny Big Bads.

The films may all live in the same genre, but they each have their own special stamp of entertaining insanity:

Happy Ending is no stranger to MoreHorror fans who will remember that, at Madam Wang's House of Happy Ending »

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Unfriended (2015) movie review

27 May 2015 1:45 AM, PDT

Reviewed by Jesse Miller


Unfriended’ (2015)

Synopsis: Six high school friends with a dark secret receive a Skype message from a classmate who committed suicide a year ago after someone uploaded a video of her online.

Directed by: Levan Gabriadze

Written by: Nelson Greaves

Starring: Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Will Peltz

When I caught the trailer for Unfriended, the idea that stood out to me was the concept of telling a story solely using a computer screen, rather than just having a shaky cam to tell the story.

Here, the film’s teenagers use iMessage, Skype, Spotify, Facebook – even a torrent program gets a nod, already giving the film a unique feel. I mean, it’s desktop pretty much looks like mine, only cleaner. So, the concept of using these programs to tell the story and how it relies on the audience to scan for things like conversations or weird occurrences is pretty clever. »

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