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Interview: Brian Trenchard-Smith Talks Drive Hard

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 7 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview Brian Trenchard-Smith Discusses Drive Hard

Leaving a powerful impression on the people around you, particularly with the captivating combination of intense action stunts and quick wit, can be a clever and creative way to prove your talent in thriving in high adrenaline and death-defying situations. The main actors of the new independent action crime comedy, ‘Drive Hard,’ John Cusack and Thomas Jane, formed a natural chemistry together on screen as they infused their characters with the necessary street smarts to outrun the police who are chasing them in gripping car chases. The movie’s co-writer and director, Brian Trenchard-Smith, who has helmed numerous action films throughout his 40-year career, utilized his experience to interlace natural humor  [ Read More ]

Categories: INTERVIEWS, MOVIES

Interview: Chandra Wilson Talks Frankie & Alice

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 6 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Chandra Wilson Talks Frankie & Alice

Finding a natural balance in life to effortlessly contend with heightened and versatile emotions is a challenge people struggle with during stressful times in their lives. The first title character in the biographical drama, ‘Frankie & Alice,’ which is now available on VOD and DVD, is secretly battling dissociative identity disorder during a time before the illness was widely recognized in America. Emmy Award-nominated actress Chandra Wilson, who plays Frankie’s younger sister in the film, powerfully showcased the difficulties family members of people with the mental disorder also contended with, during a time when awareness of the illness wasn’t publicized. ‘Frankie & Alice’ follows Frankie Murdoch (Halle Berry), a go-go  [ Read More ]

DJ Will::E Electrik Outlaw EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 6 - 2014 0 Comment
DJ Will::E Electrik Outlaw EP Review

Artist: DJ Will::E EP: Electrik Outlaw Label: Let’s Beat Milo Records and Keoki Records HPowerfully emulating the sounds of the artists who have influenced your musical style, while also infusing your music with your own distinctive beats that will captivate listeners, can be a harrowing experience. But the innovative DJ Will::E, a diverse producer who received his first break playing private events in 2004, is now thrillingly commanding the most well-known night clubs and underground events, thanks in part to his creative musical talent and influences. The Los Angeles-based DJ consistently showcases his effortless ability to infuse his music with grippingly original dynamics and bass lines, as well as inspiration  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC, MUSIC REVIEWS, REVIEWS

Kelly and Cal Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 5 - 2014 0 Comment
Kelly and Cal Movie Review

Title: Kelly and Cal Director: Jen McGowan Starring: Juliette Lewis, Jonny Weston, Josh Hopkins and Cybill Shepherd People have often envied their friends, family members, peers and neighbors for the seemingly positive personal and professional opportunities they’ve been granted, and strive to reach that same level of success. The two title characters in the award-winning independent comedy-drama, ‘Kelly & Cal,’ which played at this year’s SXSW, lead lives that superficially appear as though they couldn’t be more different from each other. But the movie, which marks the feature film debuts of director Jen McGowan and writer Amy Lowe Starbin, passionately showcases that when people truly talk, they can discover their  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIES, REVIEWS

God Help the Girl Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 5 - 2014 0 Comment
God Help the Girl Movie Review

Title: God Help the Girl Director: Stuart Lee Murdoch Starring: Emily Browning, Olly Alexander and Hannah Murray Truly embracing that brief moment after you’ve realized what you want to do with your life, but before it settles into a job, can often be an exciting and liberating time for many young adults who are searching for their identities. The possibilities are endless for those who are filled with enthusiasm and idealistic ideas about what the world should be like, especially when they meet like-minded people who unquestionably share the same opinions and views. That uncompromising coming-of-age idea is the creative driving force in the new independent romantic movie, ‘God Help  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIES, REVIEWS

Interview: Emily Browning and Stuart Murdoch Talk God Help the Girl

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 5 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Emily Browning and Stuart Murdoch Talk God Help the Girl

Performers are often known for naturally exuding self-assurance and fearless when they promote themselves and their work to their audiences, as they’re always supposed to be confident in their ability to entertain. But when their frailties and vulnerabilities begin to take over and plague their courage to effortlessly present their heart-felt work, their creativity surely begins to suffer. The main characters of the new musical drama, ‘God Help the Girl,’ powerfully understand the difficulties many musicians face as they’re on the verge of their big break, as they’re plagued with self-doubt over whether they’re truly talented enough to succeed. The movie, which marks the feature film writing and directorial debuts  [ Read More ]

Interview: Julie McNiven Talks The Possession of Michael King

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 4 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Julie McNiven Talks The Possession of Michael King

Discovering the true emotional motivations of captivating characters, and how they relate to the other anti-heroes and troubled protagonists in a story, can be an exciting and captivating experience for actors to explore. Versatile and enchanting actress Julie McNiven powerfully explores the passionate depths of her characters’ complex relationships, which she previously began to do in the horror genre her recurring role as fallen angel, Anna Milton, in 2008 on the hit series, ‘Supernatural.’ The performer also naturally embraced how her character related to the troubled characters around her in her new independent found footage horror movie, ‘The Possession of Michael King,’ the first feature film from writer-director David Jung.  [ Read More ]

Erica Leerhsen Talks Magic in the Moonlight and Horror Films

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 3 - 2014 0 Comment
Erica Leerhsen Talks Magic in the Moonlight and Horror Films

Passionately pursuing your dreams and not letting anyone stand in your way as you set out to achieve your goals is a powerful message present in several aspects of Woody Allen’s latest independent romantic comedy, ‘Magic in the Moonlight.’ The main character in the film, Stanley Crawford, is an admired illusionist who isn’t afraid to let go of his fame as he sets out to prove that people in his field aren’t genuinely gifted. Actress Erica Leerhsen, who plays a supporting role in the movie, is also effortlessly and powerfully fulfilling her dream career with her third film collaboration with the Academy Award-winning writer-director. ‘Magic in the Moonlight,’ which is  [ Read More ]

Interview: The Cast and Crew Talk About the Musical Drama Frank

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 1 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: The Cast and Crew Talk About the Musical Drama Frank

Taking whatever means necessary to achieve your life-long dreams is often an emotional struggle people are willing to take in order to realize their goals and desires. But not everyone truly has the talent they believe they have in order to succeed, which makes the seriousness at which they take themselves much more comical and intriguing. That’s certainly the case with the musical comedy-drama, ‘Frank,’ in which the main characters, who are in a band together, aren’t able to achieve their musical aspirations, as they’re not as talented as they believe. But award-winning Irish director, Lenny Abrahmson, who previously helmed such films as ‘Garage’ and ‘What Richard Did,’ effortlessly engaged  [ Read More ]

The Voices of Terror Rock-Rap Dynasty Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 31 - 2014 0 Comment
The Voices of Terror Rock-Rap Dynasty Album Review

Artist: The Voices of Terror (Members/Instruments: Mike Walker and Zero) Album: Rock-Rap Dynasty Production: All songs were composed, mix/mastered and produced by Mike Walker and Zero Passionately expressing your respect and admiration for the people who have influenced your creativity, ideas and career path, while also maintaining your own true personality and confidence, is often a powerful way to garner attention and appreciation for your work. That’s certainly the case with alternative rock hip-hop duo, The Voices of Terror, which honors its mentors while showcasing their true talents, on their newly released debut album, ‘Rock-Rap Dynasty.’ The underground Deptford, New Jersey duo enthrallingly combined aggressive vocals with classic rap techniques  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC, MUSIC REVIEWS, REVIEWS

Interview: Peter Facinelli Talks The Damned

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 30 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Peter Facinelli Talks The Damned

Stepping outside your comfort zone to truly embrace both new experiences and what you love most in life is the enthralling theme that not only pushes the actions of the lead character in the new independent horror film, ‘The Damned,’ but also the actor who portrays him. Versatile actor Peter Facinelli powerfully showcased the harrowing and realistic emotions and motivations of a protective father who’s desperate to take any means necessary to save his teenage daughter in the latest movie from director Victor Garcia. While ‘The Damned’ is the first horror film Facinelli has starred in, the actor creatively embraced shooting the film independently on location in Columbia to highlight  [ Read More ]

As Above, So Below Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 29 - 2014 0 Comment
Movie Review-As Above, So Below

Title: As Above, So Below Director: John Erick Dowdle Starring: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman and Edwin Hodge Relying on your thorough experience within a particular subject often leads to capturing the next intriguing story on the topic. Holding that knowledgeable background not only stresses the exploration of one of the most fabled jewels in history by the main character in the new independent found footage horror thriller, ‘As Above, So Below,’ but also helped filmmaker John Erick Dowdle infuse the story with the best physical effects possible. The director, who has previous experience helming films in the genre, including ‘The Poughkeepsie Tapes’ and ‘Quarantine,’ which he also co-wrote with his  [ Read More ]

Interview: Sophia Myles Talks The Damned

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 28 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview Sophia Myles Talks The Damned

Exploring the motivations and secrets of the main characters of a film is often one of the most important aspects that truly allows audiences to relate to, and understand, the protagonists and antagonists of any story. While horror movies often forgo those character studies to instead frighten audiences with physical threats and stunts, the best entries in the genre are often the ones that incorporate the characters’ emotions in with the action. Actress Sophia Myles enthralling embraced the need to infuse her new horror independent film, ‘The Damned,’ which was helmed by genre veteran Victor Garcia, with both powerful emotions and physicality to showcase the true terrors of the story.  [ Read More ]

Out of the Dark

Vertical Entertainment has acquired the U.S. rights to Participant Media’s supernatural thriller, ‘Out of the Dark.’ Vertical’s Co-President, Rich Goldberg, and Peter Jarowey negotiated the deal with Nate Bolotin at XYZ Films and Jeff Ivers for Participant. The movie will be presented by Vertical, in association with Participant Media and Image Nation. The thriller will be distributed in theaters by Vertical in early 2015. Two new stills from the horror film, which stars Julia Stills, Scott Speedman and Stephen Rea, have also been released after Vertical’s acquisition. ‘Out of the Dark,’ which is set in South America, follows a young family’s new life as it turns from promising to terrifying  [ Read More ]

Breaking Bad and Modern Family Win Big at 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 26 - 2014 0 Comment
Breaking Bad and Modern Family Win Big at 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Modern Family’ won the most coveted trophies at last night’s 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. The two shows won Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Comedy Series, respectively, at the ceremony. The last season of the hit AMC show was awarded with its second trophy for best drama series, after also being recognized at last year’s ceremony. The acclaimed ABC comedy also made history by tying ‘Frasier’ for winning the best comedy series award five years in a row. The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, which was broadcast by NBC, was presented by the host of the network’s popular ‘Late Night’ talk show, Seth Myers. This marked the first year  [ Read More ]

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