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Take a Look Into The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill with DVD Release

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 30 - 2014 0 Comment
Take a Look Into The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill with DVD Release

Investigate one of the world’s most haunted places with the DVD and digital download release of the horror film, ‘The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill.’ RLJ Entertainment released the movie, which was co-directed by Michael Bartlett and Kevin Gates, today, with the DVD selling for $27.97. The special features included on the DVD consist of an audio commentary with the co-directors and cast, as well as “Tales from the Graveyard” deleted scenes. Besides helming the film, Gates and Bartlett also star in ‘The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill’ with Craig Stovin, Criselda Cabitac, Mark Jeavons and Rob Whitaker. Gates, who previously co-directed ‘The Zombie Diaries’ and its sequel with Bartlett, also penned the script  [ Read More ]

Sam Trammell Hits the White Rabbit Red Carpet at the 30th Boston Film Festival

Striving to prove you have a more versatile personality and a wide range of emotions and sentiments to people who have come to view only one side of your identity can be a challenge for many people, no matter what their age is or the experiences they’ve had. The main character in director Tim McCann’s new independent drama, ‘White Rabbit,’ is a teenage boy who’s suffering from an untreated mental illness, who has to try to prove to his family and peers that he’s not the timid boy they thought they knew. His drug-addicted and neglectful father is one of the main people who misunderstand him. His father’s disdain is  [ Read More ]

Interview: Terry Gilliam and Lucas Hedges Talk The Zero Theorem

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 28 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Terry Gilliam and Lucas Hedges Talk The Zero Theorem

People have often pondered whether being alone is exclusively linked to being lonely, and whether they feel more connected to other people when they’re using technology, and isolated when they’re speaking to someone who’s actually in the same room as them. That question of how people relate to others in their lives in the ever-increasing connected world, and how they can learn to embrace being alone without getting lonely, is powerfully examined in the new sci-fi fantasy drama, ‘The Zero Theorem.’ Director Terry Gilliam effortlessly explored how people can only truly make sense of who they are when they’re alone through the script from first-time feature film writer, Pat Rushin.  [ Read More ]

Categories: INTERVIEWS, MOVIES

Jimi: All Is by My Side Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 25 - 2014 0 Comment
Jimi: All Is by My Side Movie Review

Title: Jimi: All Is by My Side Director: John Ridley Starring: Andre Benjamin, Imogen Poots, Hayley Atwell and Andrew Buckley Embarking on a committed, thought-provoking journey in an effort to showcase a person’s true artistic vision can become a dedicated, all-consuming process as they work to prove their abilities and talent. That unwavering devotion to their craft is captivatingly highlighted in writer-director John Ridley’s new biographical musical drama, ‘Jimi: All Is by My Side,’ which chronicles Jimi Hendrix’s dedication to launching his musical career. After completing five years of research into the guitarist’s life before writing the script, Ridley also proved his commitment to honing his craft before releasing it  [ Read More ]

Two Night Stand Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 24 - 2014 0 Comment
Two Night Stand Movie Review

Title: Two Night Stand Director: Max Nichols Starring: Miles Teller, Analeigh Tipton and Jessica Szohr The ability to seek out the opinions of the people you trust the most during a seemingly harrowing new situation, particularly when it comes to dealing with your confusing emotions during that experience, often gives people peace of mind. But being forced to confront your complex feelings about that unfamiliar incident with someone you don’t know can be even more frightening. That perplexing dilemma of dealing with new people during an unusual event is smartly shown between the two main characters of the upcoming independent romantic comedy, ‘Two Night Stand.’ The movie, which marks the  [ Read More ]

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Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst Talk The Two Faces of January

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 21 - 2014 0 Comment
Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst Talk The Two Faces of January

Drastic and harrowing events in a person’s life often push them into complete defeat, but their underlying heroic tendencies often help them maintain their most dignified characteristics. The impassioned exploration into the emotional contradictions and shortcomings of a person as they strive to maintain their humanity is grippingly showcased in the new thriller, ‘The Two Faces of January.’ The thriller marks the feature film directorial debut of famed screenwriter, Hossein Amini, who also adapted the script for the movie from Patricia Highsmith’s 1964 novel of the same name. The filmmaker enthralling worked with the movie’s main stars, including Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst, to emphasize the flaws of their characters,  [ Read More ]

Categories: INTERVIEWS, MOVIES
Kasi Brown and Brandon Walter Talk Gone Doggy Gone (San Diego Film Festival)

Going through an intensive emotional struggle that makes you truly examine your life goals and values, particularly when someone close to you understands your views and aspirations, can be a gratifying and important life lesson. The main characters in the new independent comedy-drama, ‘Gone Doggy Gone,’ are startlingly forced to reexamine what’s truly important in their lives after a series of harrowing events. Two of the movie’s lead actors, Kasi Brown and Brandon Walter, also graciously learned from the project. They discovered the best ways to approach filmmaking on the set, as they made their feature film writing and directorial debuts with the comedy-drama. ‘Gone Doggy Gone’ follows a Los  [ Read More ]

Categories: INTERVIEWS, MOVIES

John Wick Takes Over Fantastic Fest 2014 with Sold Out Screenings

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 20 - 2014 0 Comment
John Wick Takes Over Fantastic Fest 2014 with Sold Out Screenings

‘John Wick’ is living such memorable impressions on not only those he’s seeking vengeance on, but also on audiences at this year’s Fantastic Fest. The bullet-fueled action thriller had such a high demand for tickets at last night’s two screenings at America’s largest genre film festival that an additional two screenings were added. To promote the thriller’s debut at Fantastic Fest last night, the festival featured a post-screening Q&A. The event featured stars Keanu Reeves and Adrianne Palicki, as well as the filmmaking team of Chad Stahelski, David Leitch and Basil Iwanyk, p.g.a. To coincide with the film’s debut at Fantastic Fest, the movie’s domestic distributor, Summit Entertainment, released a  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Katie Cassidy Talks The Scribbler

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 19 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Katie Cassidy Talks The Scribbler

Struggling to truly understand the equally powerful and painful emotions that drive distinctly different personalities to commit deceptive and at-times destructive acts towards themselves and those around them can be a harrowing process. When those clashingly diverse personalities are living within the same person, that battle can be even more difficult to overcome. But actress Katie Cassidy enthrallingly showcased the strong willpower her character, Suki, drew on in the new independent thriller, ‘The Scribbler,’ to overcome the conflicting personalities within her. The film, which was directed by John Suits and written by Daniel Schaffer, who based the script on his own graphical novel of same name, grippingly showcases Suki battling  [ Read More ]

A Walk Among the Tombstones Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 17 - 2014 0 Comment
A Walk Among the Tombstones Movie Review

Title: A Walk Among the Tombstones Director: Scott Frank Starring: Liam Neeson, Boyd Holbrook, Dan Stevens, David Harbour, Adam David Thompson, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Sebastian Roché and Mark Consuelos Powerfully adapting the intriguing personalities of a well-regarded book series’ diverse characters, as well as the gripping nature of the intimately documented crimes that harrowingly affect them all, into an equally riveting film, can be a difficult challenge. But experienced action screenwriter-director Scott Frank effortlessly did just that when he adapted novelist Lawrence Block’s ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones,’ the tenth book in his best-selling series about private detective Matthew Scudder. Much like the book series it’s based on, the filmmaker’s  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIES, REVIEWS

Tusk Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 16 - 2014 0 Comment
Tusk Movie Review

Title: Tusk Director: Kevin Smith Starring: Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez and Johnny Depp Truly understanding other people’s pain and inability to cope with the agonizing experiences they’ve faced throughout their lives is a challenge many people are unable to understand, until they’ve witnessed their agony first-hand. The new horror film ‘Tusk,’ which was written and directed by Kevin Smith, is a prime and exhilarating example of how people, even as they mature and grow older, can joke, and even take pleasure in, other people’s misfortune. The movie smartly emphasizes that until a person is intimately shown the distressing past of even one other person, and  [ Read More ]

The Skeleton Twins Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
Movie Review-The Skeleton Twins

Title: The Skeleton Twins Director: Craig Johnson Starring: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson and Ty Burrell People don’t always understand the emotions everyone around them are experiencing, even if they’ve been through the same situations in life, as everyone reacts to each circumstance differently. This is certainly the case in the new drama, ‘The Skeleton Twins,’ which was directed by Craig Johnson, who co-wrote the script with Mark Heyman. The film’s title characters passionately emphasize that no matter how much people know each other, and how intense the situations they share are, they need to talk about their thoughts and experiences before they can truly understand each other. ‘The  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIES, REVIEWS

The Man on Her Mind Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
The Man on Her Mind Movie Review

Title: The Man on Her Mind Director: Bruce Guthrie and Alan Hruska Starring: Amy McAllister, Samuel James, Georgia Mackenzie and Shane Attwooll Engaging in relatively new experiences that have not yet been fully explored can be truly harrowing and terrifying situations for anyone, no matter how much they’re seeking a change in their lives. Exploring that uncharted territory is intriguingly presented in several circumstances in the new romantic comedy, ‘The Man on Her Mind.’ The project is one of the first major film roles for both lead actors, Amy McAllister and Samuel James, and also the feature film directorial debut of co-helmer, Bruce Guthrie. Despite the movie being their true  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIES, REVIEWS

30th Annual Boston Film Festival Spotlights Environmental Crisis

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
30th Annual Boston Film Festival Spotlights Environmental Crisis

The 30th Annual Boston Film Festival has unveiled the program of movies that will be featured during this year’s lineup. The festival, which will run September 24-28, 2014 and screen all films in Theatre 1 at the Revere Hotel Boston Common, will feature four world premiers and 32 movies. This year’s program will spotlight the alarming environmental global crisis throughout its five days of events. The closing day/night program on September 28 will showcase a “Call to Action on the Environment.” The program will feature the world premieres of ‘Zemene,’ ‘Breaking Free: The Shale Rock Revolution’ and the Boston debut of ‘Slingshot.’ The closing day/night program will emphasize the growing  [ Read More ]

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Interview: James Bowling Talks Encounter

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 14 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: James Bowling Talks Encounter

Engaging in unfamiliar territory you’re not entirely familiar and comfortable in can be an emotionally and physically daunting experience for many people to take on. Facing and overcoming your fears of the unknown in order to garner the results you desire is one of the major captivating elements for both the characters and filmmakers of the upcoming horror film, ‘Encounter.’ The movie’s main characters, Ted and Lauren McBride, are a newlywed couple trying to confront their dread of the supernatural by discrediting the belief in orbs for his thesis film. First-time feature film directors James Bowling and Susannah O’Brien, who also wrote the script for the movie, also bravely reached  [ Read More ]

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