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Interview: Isaiah Washington Talks The Sin Seer (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 5 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview: Isaiah Washington Talks The Sin Seer (Exclusive)

Determinedly working to prove to your critics that your work isn’t as frivolous as they may initially believe can initially be a daunting task. But the effort can ultimately prove to be worthwhile when your talents unquestionably prove themselves. Actor Isaiah Washington helped enthrallingly prove that a drama can effectively break stereotypes when its characters, who are mainly played by African American actors, relentlessly fight for justice and equality in his gripping new film, ‘The Sin Seer.’ Washington also co-produced ‘The Sin Seer’ with the thriller’s writer and director, Paul D. Hannah. The drama made its streaming premiere on Urban Movie Channel (UMC), a premium subscription-based video streaming service that  [ Read More ]

From Nowhere Photo 3

The most engaging and emotional movies are often those that incorporate meaningful societal issues into their captivating plot-lines and characters. That’s certainly the case with the new gritty, realistic and timely film, ‘From Nowhere,’ which was written and directed by Matthew Newton. The drama, which stars Julianne Nicholson and Denis O’Hare, is set to have its world premiere at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. As Shockya prepares to return to the Austin-based festival that’s held every year in March, we’re debuting three new photos featuring the SAG Award-nominated actress, as well as two of her younger, up-and-coming co-stars. ‘From Nowhere’ features an ensemble cast that’s led by Nicholson, who plays  [ Read More ]

New Anomalisa Clip Shows David Thewlis' Character Landing in a New Life

Take a journey with Michael Stone as he lands into Cin Cin City in ‘Landing,’ the new clip for the animated film, ‘Anomalisa.’ The clip was unveiled by the comedy-drama’s distributor, Paramount Pictures, which has released the movie in select theaters. The stop-motion film was co-directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Charlie Kaufman, who also wrote the script, and Duke Johnson. Paramount Pictures has released the following synopsis for ‘Anomalisa’: Michael Stone, husband, father and respected author of ‘How May I Help You Help Them?’ is a man crippled by the mundanity of his life. On a business trip to Cincinnati, where he’s scheduled to speak at a convention of customer service  [ Read More ]


Hail, Caesar! Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 3 - 2016 0 Comment

Movie: Hail, Caesar! Directors: Joel and Ethan Coen Starring: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill and Frances McDormand Passionately and dedicatingly showcasing the injustices of society through the perspective of someone with a troubled and difficult life in films can be a captivating and alluring experience for both the filmmakers and the audience. Academy Award-winning writers-directors Joel and Ethan Coen have rightfully garnered acclaim and box office success throughout their careers for their insightful explorations into the struggles people regularly face, often as the result of societal injustices. Unfortunately, the filmmaking brothers ultimately failed to recapture their past glory in their upcoming  [ Read More ]


Zoolander No. 2 Celebrates Release with Fan Screening in Madrid

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 3 - 2016 0 Comment
Zoolander No. 2-Ben Stiller

Derek Zoolander is once again satirizing the fashion industry and pop culture, 15 years after he first garnered international fame. To encourage his fans to join in on the fun, Ben Stiller, who reprised his title model character in the upcoming comedy sequel, ‘Zoolander No. 2,’ attended a fan screening Solo Para Guapos (Only for Good Looking People) in Madrid. The actor, who also returned as the series’ director, was joined by some of his co-stars at the screening, which was held on Monday night at the Spanish city’s Capitol Theater. Paramount Pictures is set to release ‘Zoolander No. 2′ in theaters on February 12. Stiller co-wrote the follow-up to  [ Read More ]

The Exclusive Premiere of The Final Project's First Clip Reveals Why There are Some Places the Living Should Never Go

There are some places the living should never go. Six college students are learning that all-important lesson, particularly as they attempt to make a documentary about one of the most notorious haunted houses in America, in the upcoming horror film, ‘The Final Project.’ To emphasize that essential message, Shockya is exclusively premiering the chilling thriller’s first clip, which is titled ‘Woman in Window.’ ‘The Final Project’ marks the feature film writing, directorial, producing and visual effects debuts from indie filmmaker Taylor Ri’chard. The horror movie, which was made by 3rd Fathom Entertainment and will be be distributed by CAVU Pictures, will be released in theaters in Atlanta and Houston on  [ Read More ]

Plastic Yellow Band’s Above Gravity Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 1 - 2016 0 Comment
Plastic Yellow Band's Above Gravity Album Review

Artist: Plastic Yellow Band; Band Members: Gerald Jennings: vocals, guitar and keyboards; Joe Hurt: bass; Karl Derrick Tesch: drums; and Joe Smith (guitar) Album: Above Gravity Production: Label: ISI MUSIC; Produced by Gerald Jennings for ISI MUSIC; Music and Lyrics by Gerald Jennings; Publisher: ISI MUSIC, LLC; Recorded and mastered at: ISI STUDIOS Attempting to find and keep the right person who will unquestionably and wholeheartedly love you, who you can also profoundly support as you both value the world around you, can be one of life’s most harrowing and exhilirating experiences. Progressive rock band Plastic Yellow Band, which is inspired by the captivating sentimentalizes that are presented by both  [ Read More ]


Interview: Agustin Talks Badge of Honor (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 1 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview: Agustin Talks Badge of Honor (Exclusive)

Maintaining a passionate determination to remain committed to fulfilling your job responsibilities, not matter how difficult the circumstances are in your environment as you strive to complete your duties, can be a difficult process. But devoted filmmaker Agustin commendably chronicled the struggles that detectives regularly contend with as they strive to protect their communities, in his new crime thriller, ‘Badge of Honor.’ The director, who also co-wrote and produced the independent drama, powerfully focused on the disastrous moral and legal consequences that respected officers face when they make even one mistake in their duties. ‘Badge of Honor,’ which Alchemy will release tomorrow on DVD, follows narcotic detectives David Miles (Lochlyn  [ Read More ]


Lazer Team Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 30 - 2016 0 Comment
Lazer Team Movie Review

Movie: Lazer Team Director: Matt Hullum Starring: Burnie Burns, Gavin Free, Michael Jones, Colton Dunn, Allie DeBerry and Alan Ritchson Many people are determined to make an everlasting and powerful impression on society, and prove that they have worthy attributes that deserve to be rightfully recognized. While some of people’s past actions and personalities traits have proved otherwise, as they readily fit into society’s low expectations of them, their continued persistence in achieving their goals grippingly proves their peers’ beliefs about them to be wrong. That powerful message is enthrallingly presented in director-co-writer-producer Matt Hullum’s new sci-fi comedy, ‘Lazer Team.‘ The independent action film proves that audiences genuinely appreciate not  [ Read More ]

The Final Project's Signed Poster Giveaway Offers a Lesson on a Notorious American Haunted House

There are some places the living should never go. Six college students are learning that all-important lesson, particularly as they attempt to make a documentary about one of the most notorious haunted houses in America, in the upcoming horror thriller, ‘The Final Project.’ In celebration of the horror thriller’s upcoming theatrical release, Shockya is offering two lucky winners a poster that’s signed by ‘The Final Project’s co-writer and director, Taylor Ri’chard. To enter, email us at ShockyaGiveaway@aol.com. Let us know that you’re entering to win the ‘The Final Project’ signed poster contest in the email’s subject line and message. You have until Wednesday, February 10 to submit your entries, and  [ Read More ]

Sundance 2016 Interview: Babak Anvari Talks Under the Shadow Phone Interview (Exclusive)

Children often can garner a fear of the unknown in the world around them as they hear frightening stories and urban legends from their peers. While many kids subsequently learn to outgrow their terrors as they start to realize the myths are untrue, others will continue to be driven to learn more about the demons and how to escape them. Award-winning British-Iranian filmmaker Babak Anvari is one such person who decided to face his concerns in the story of his feature film writing and directorial debuts, the new horror thriller, ‘Under The Shadow.’ Having been born and raised in Tehran, Iran, the filmmaker often heard legends about Djinn, which are  [ Read More ]

Murder Rap: Inside The Biggie & Tupac Murders Exclusive Clip Shows the Inside Story of the Rappers' Murder Investigations

American society has long been enthralled with Hollywood history and true crime mysteries, particularly when the two intriguingly intersect. The upcoming documentary, ‘Murder Rap: Inside The Biggie & Tupac Murders,’ offers a powerful glimpse into both pop culture history and true crime stories, as it gives an unprecedented inside look into the investigation into two of the most high-profile celebrity murders in Hollywood history, Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. In honor of the film’s distribution on Monday, Shockya has an exclusive new clip, titled ‘Murder Rap – Puffy and the Crips.’ The clip, as well as the film, commemorates the 20th anniversary of Shakur’s death in September 2016, which is  [ Read More ]

Kubo Character Poster

Kubo and his friends are embarking on a quest to save the people of their town as they try to solve the mystery of a fallen spirit from his past. Their brave journey is captured in the new trailer and character posters for the upcoming animated film, ‘Kubo and the Two Strings.’ Focus Features unveiled the trailer and posters, as it prepares to distribute the new movie from animation studio Laika nationwide on August 19. Travis Knight made his feature film directorial debut on ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ which was written by ‘ParaNormal’ scribes Marc Haimes and Chris Butler. The following synopsis for the epic action-adventure film has been  [ Read More ]

The Challenger Exclusive Clip Introduces Ken Moran's The Bronx Boy as a Boxing Contender

Determinedly vowing to never give up on your resolve to obtain your goals can be a physically and emotionally daunting task. While ultimately realizing your objective can be rewarding, that perseverance you fiercely held onto during your journey to get there can also be detrimental to your personal life at times. The harrowing descent into the downfalls of your rising success is powerfully showcased in ‘The Bronx Boy,’ Shockya’s exclusive clip for the independent boxing drama, ‘The Challenger.’ The clip supports the upcoming home distribution of the action movie, which was initially unveiled this past September in a limited theatrical release at Regal Cinemas. The film is set to also  [ Read More ]

Truth & Power Episode 2 Exclusive Clip Shows Government Overreach Infringing on Civil Liberties

Society is meant to thrive in part because of the public trust it bestows on private institutions and their government. Therefore citizens’ confidence in their leaders’ ability to honestly protect and serve them is understandably and harrowingly broken when the public realizes that their representatives are invading their privacy for their own personal gain. That exploration into how the government’s overreach is infringing upon people’s civil liberties is showcased in Shockya’s exclusive clip for the upcoming second episode of Pivot TV’s docu-series, ‘Truth & Power.’ The video, which is titled ‘Activists Get Computer Hacked,’ details how malware, which is a virus that can steal files, track communications and turn on  [ Read More ]

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