Watch Now: The Invitation To Armageddon Is A Jovial, Retro Romp

I'm not up on my steampunk web series just now, but there's one --- The League of S.T.E.A.M. --- that's been entertaining viewers for three seasons. They've got a healthy YouTube following, but I've never seen any of their adventures until director Paul Hough (The Human Race) sent one my way. The film just played Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival with screenings to come at Sci-Fi-London, Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival, Crypticon Seattle Horror Film Festival, and Phoenix Comicon Film Festival. Entitled The Invitation To Armageddon, Hough's episode is a comedic musical that delivers a very special invite to The League of S.T.E.A.M. Mr. Lucien Morningstar, aka the Devil himself, is played with a deliciously droll panache by Carlos Larkin. I'd watch this character in his own...

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Muhammad Ali: Made In Miami Review

Muhammad Ali: Made In Miami (2008) Produced by Gaspar González, Alan Tomlinson Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami. Photo: © Bob Gomel Muhammad Ali:The Greatest Review d: Carlos Larkin Shot in 2008 and clocking in at 54 minutes, Gaspar González and Alan Tomlinson's PBS documentary Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami covers much of the same terrain as Carlos Larkin's Muhammad Ali: The Greatest, as both lean heavily on Ali’s life in the 1960s. One difference is that Made in Miami focuses on his training in Miami in the years when he first turned professional. The documentary also offers longer interviews with Ali's trainers (e.g., Angelo Dundee), doctors (e.g., Ferdie Pacheco), and sycophantic journalists who rave about how disciplined Ali was in regard to women and drink — so much so that some thought he was gay. More blatantly than the first film, Made in
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Muhammad Ali: The Greatest Review d: Carlos Larkin

Muhammad Ali: The Greatest (2001) Direction and narration: Carlos Larkin Muhammad Ali Growing up in the 1970s, the specter of heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali — whom I could never stand — was everywhere. Contrary to opinions voiced about him post-Parkinson's Disease, Ali was the most despised athlete of that era. The most beloved was actually soccer superstar Pelé. Nonetheless, from that time on a raft of mediocre documentaries-cum-hagiographies have been made of the man. Not surprisingly, none has gotten to that rotten core. Here are three that I've recently watched in consecutive order: Muhammad Ali: The Greatest, Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami, and Muhammad Ali a.k.a. Cassius Clay. The first documentary I streamed was Carlos Larkin's Muhammad Ali: The Greatest (2001) — not to be confused with William Klein's 1969 Ali documentary of the same title. Of the aforementioned trio, The Greatest is undoubtedly the most hagiographical, as the
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Trailer Park: Highlights from the 11th Annual Phoenix Film Festival - Part Deux

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Highlights from the 11th Annual Phoenix Film Festival Part Deux By Ray Schillaci

As mentioned before, there were so many good films to choose from at the Phoenix Film Festival, dubbed the friendliest film festival to independent filmmakers, that it was extremely hard to catch them all. There are four specific films I will attempt to get screeners of and give a review later next week. From what I’ve heard, you’ll want to hear about them.

Unfortunately, I missed the much talked about documentaries, “Thespians” and “Wild Horse, Wild Ride”. “Thespians” is an involving tale of four acting troupes competing in the largest high school competition in the world and I heard that it did bring some grown men to tears.
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George's Intervention and the Funny Bone: A Movie Review

Director: J. T. Seaton.

Writers: J. T. Seaton, and Brad Hodson.

George's Intervention had its premiere at Dragon Con' in Atlanta this summer and currently the film is moving around on the film festival circuit. A little more attention needs to be given to George's Intervention as writers Brad Hodson and J. T. Seaton show a flare for well-written dialogue. The film is witty, sly, and overall a general joy to watch. One of the best horror-comedies to come out of 2009 George's Intervention is more like watching a well-crafted play than a mere movie.

The film unravels quickly with a noisy roommate being offed by an unknown assassin. The film then changes pace with, yes, an intervention for George (Carlos Larkin). However, George is a zombie with a taste for human flesh. Ben (Peter Stickles), Sarah (Michelle Tomlinson), Francine (Shannon Hodson), and Steve (Eric Dean) are George's friends who attempt
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George's Intervention to Play at the Bram Stoker Film Festival

"George's Intervention" is an independent horror, comedy and a further addition to the Bram Stoker 2009 Film Festival. Blending a comedic zombie intervention with gory on-screen deaths "George's Intervention" will stimulate the senses mid October '09. Director J.T. Seaton (Nightshadows) has already garnered some early positive reviews for this zombie spoof, which will be shown in Whitby, England. So, buy your tickets now and prepare for a large turn-out at this once a year horror themed film festival and prepare to see one of the best independent horror films at the premiere.

A synopsis for "George's Intervention" here:

"George's friends have all gathered for an intervention... George's intervention. You see, George is a zombie and George's friends are attempting to convince George to stop eating people and to enter 'zombie rehab'. But the intervention doesn't go quite as planned."

Director: J. T. Seaton.

Writer: Brad Hodson, and J. T. Seaton.

Cast: Peter Stickles,
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First set report, pics: George’S Intervention

Fango recently made a whirlwind visit to the set of director Jt Seaton’s currently shooting zombie flick George’S Intervention (which we first reported on here). Filming in a private residence in Hollywood just off Sunset Boulevard, the crew immediately spots this writer entering the grounds—and the police, who are only steps behind.

“Hey, Fango’s here!” exclaims a Pa during a camera move.

“So’s the Lapd,” this reporter replies, glancing at the two cops flanking him.

“He’s got an entourage!” laughs Seaton, who then confers with the officers, assuring them that all permits are in place and the production is on the up-and-up. It seems a certain neighbor has mistakenly “smelled money” at the sight of the film crew, and has since been harassing the production with misplaced calls to La’s finest. Little do they know, this is a low-budget shoot and, quite simply,
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An Intervention of the dead

What to do with a fairly serene zombie who becomes a discipline case? You could shoot ’em in the face…but what if they’re a loved one or relative? Writer/director Jt Seaton’s upcoming feature George’S Intervention offers a look at the pros and cons of trying to sensitively cope with living among the living dead.

George’S Intervention (see more exclusive pics below), now filming in La, is a claustrophobic feature that aims to take audiences on a nasty adventure of caring and sharing, as the undead George is confronted by those closest to him about his decidedly unhealthy lifestyle. The premise sounds like that of a wild short flick, but George’S Intervention is actually a feature-length project. Fans will tickled to see genre vet Lynn (I Drink Your Blood) Lowry playing George’s inexperienced interventionist, with Peter (The Lair) Stickles co-starring as his best friend Ben,
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