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Tribeca 2015 Interview-Michael Petroni, Robin McLeavy and George Shevtsov Talk Backtrack (Exclusive)

Uninhibitedly delving into your past to help you contend with your current intricate emotions and conflicts can be a frightening, but equally liberating, experience. Not only is the troubled protagonist in the new independent mystery thriller, ‘Backtrack,’ forced to confront how the mistakes of his mistakes are haunting his present and dictating his future, but the film’s writer-director-producer, Michael Petroni, also enthrallingly returned to his native Australia to make the genre film. The filmmaker powerfully embraced filming in his native country, as he set out to explore how the painful decisions people make earlier in their lives harrowingly influence their later actions and mindsets in his latest gripping drama. ‘Backtrack’  [ Read More ]

Categories: INTERVIEWS, MOVIES
Minuscule Valley of the Lost Ants Exclusive Clip

Families can embrace going on an epic journey through the woods together, with Shockya’s exclusive clip from the upcoming animated film, ‘Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants.’ The video, titled ‘River Chase,’ was released to celebrate the adventure film’s upcoming release in North America, including in theaters, On Demand and on DVD, on May 26. ‘Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants,’ which was written and directed by Hélène Giraud and Thomas Szabo, is a unique family animated film in the fact that it features almost no dialogue. Described as a mix between ‘Wall-E’ and ‘A Bug’s Life,’ the movie features the ants communicating solely through a synchronized soundtrack. The score  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIES, NEWS, VIDEO
Live Life On The A-List with Shockya's Exclusive Clip From Hudson Thames' Comedy-Drama

Vicariously live out your teenage dreams through the most popular student at Lake Odell High School in Shockya’s exclusive for the comedy-drama, ‘The A-List.’ The clip features actor Hudson Thames as Eric Schultz, the coolest kid in school, who easily gets whatever he wants. Freestyle Digital Media will showcase all of the ways Eric effortlessly achieves what he wants, when it distributes the comedy-drama tomorrow on VOD and iTunes. The following synopsis for ‘The A-List’ has been released by Freestyle Digital Media: Alyson Stoner (‘Step Up’ films, ‘Phinneas & Ferb’), Hal Sparks (‘Lab Rats,’ ‘Queer as Folk’) and Skyler Vallo (‘True Blood’) costar in this hilarious comedy. Eric Schultz (Hudson  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIES, NEWS, VIDEO
Tribeca 2015 Interview Ryan and Bill Ferguson Talk DreamKiller (Exclusive)

Striving to achieve and maintain your goals is a continuous struggle people are often forced to contend with throughout their lives. But when those dreams harrowingly clash with someone else’s objectives that cross your path, it becomes devastating when your ambitions are derailed as a result. That important life lesson is powerfully explored in director Andrew Jenks‘ new documentary, ‘Dream/Killer,’ which had its world premiere at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. The film focuses on the wrongful imprisonment of Ryan Ferguson, who was convicted of murder, because of the justice system’s need and dream to solve the high-profile case that garnered national attention. But Ryan and his father, Bill, weren’t  [ Read More ]

Categories: INTERVIEWS, MOVIES

Interview: Hal Ozsan Talks Private Number (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On May - 8 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview Hal Ozsan Talks Private Number (Exclusive)

Striving to fully achieve your long sought-after professional dreams and goals, especially after you have already been awarded with a glimmer of success, can be at times more difficult than getting your first big break. Maintaining those objectives can be even more difficult when you’re stressfully contending with personal challenges, and you still don’t have the answer on how to resolve those conflicts. The harrowing process of trying to balance securing personal and professional success is intriguingly chronicled in the new independent horror thriller, ‘Private Number,’ which is now playing on VOD and in theaters, and will be released on DVD on June 2. The gripping mystery film, which was  [ Read More ]

Categories: INTERVIEWS, MOVIES
The National Comedy Center and Hologram USA Creating Show Featuring Late Comedy Legends

The first comedy club to feature holograms of late acclaimed comedians in order to entertain audiences is currently in development, Hologram USA and the National Comedy Center (NCC) in Jamestown, New York have just announced. The unique show will be featured at the Lucy and Desi Arnez Comedy Museum, which breaks ground in August. Hologram USA, which is run by CEO Alki Dvid, will work with the estates of the late comedians that it will feature in the upcoming act, including Andy Kaufman, George Carlin, Rodney Dangerfield, Richard Pryor and Joan Rivers. The holograms will be featured in the classic comedy club atmosphere the comics built their careers in. “Of  [ Read More ]

Categories: NEWS
Tribeca 2015 Interview Andrew Jenks Talks DreamKiller (Exclusive)

Relating to, and emphasizing with, a person who has been convicted of murder aren’t feelings many people can truly understand. But when that person has wrongfully been accused of such a heinous crime, and was unjustly sent to prison for almost a decade, just so prosecutors can garner and maintain a conviction on the highly publicized case, it’s understandable that people can emotionally identify with them. Director-producer Andrew Jenks powerfully crafted a sympathetic view of Ryan Ferguson, the subject of his new crime documentary, ‘Dream/Killer,’ while showcasing what he has had to endure after being wrongfully convicted. The helmer also emotionally emphasized how the family of his alleged victim are  [ Read More ]

Categories: INTERVIEWS, MOVIES

Gumshen Digibites Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On May - 6 - 2015 0 Comment
Gumshen Digibites Album Review

Title: Digibites Artist: Gumshen Production: DigiPhobe Progressively experimenting with radical concepts, in an effort to grippingly emphasize your enthrallingly relatable thoughts and feelings, can often times be a powerful action, as others can truly embrace and support your dynamic strives to encourage chance in society. That’s certainly the case with indie rock band Gumshen, who successfully and intriguingly transitioned into the compelling genres of EDM and electronica with its new record, ‘Digibites.’ The album, which is now available for purchase on the group’s Bandcamp page, entrancingly combines upbeat vocals and instrumentals with classical and vintage vibes to showcase that no matter what people’s ideals are, they’ll be better able to  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC, MUSIC REVIEWS, REVIEWS
Interview Arnold Schwarzenegger, Joely Richardson and Henry Hobson Talk Maggie

The graphically horrific murders of soulless, menacing zombies, whose only goal is to devour human flesh, has largely revived interest in the horror sub-genre in recent years. But the post-apocalyptic genre has taken a gripping turn with the new independent horror thriller, ‘Maggie,’ which will be released in select theaters and on VOD on Friday. The drama features an emotionally-driven and unique story in the fact that it humanizes people’s slow transformation into zombies. The movie, which marks the feature film directorial debut of graphic designer and commercial helmer, Henry Hobson, also offers a heartbreaking examination into the prolonged stages of grief that families experience as they watch their loved  [ Read More ]

Snoop Dogg Promotes New Album Bush with Exclusive Concert on FilmOn PPV

Snoop Dogg is celebrating the release of his new hip-hop record, ‘Bush,’ with an exclusive concert that’s currently streaming in HD on FilmOn.com PPV. The concert, which will be available until May 31, costs $4.95 for a 48-hour rental. The Grammy Award-nominated rapper’s rare new concert features a full band and such special guests as Kurupt, Daz Dillinger, Dj Quik and Lady of Rage, as he sings some of his biggest hits, including ‘Wet’ and ‘Gin and Juice.’ The R&B-inspired ‘Bush,’ which is the 13th studio album from Snoop Dogg, was entirely produced by Pharrell Williams. It features collaborations with such noted musicians as Stevie Wonder, Charlie Wilson, Gwen Stefani,  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC, MUSIC NEWS, NEWS

Interview: Henry Hobson Talks Maggie (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On May - 5 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Henry Hobson Talks Maggie (Exclusive)

While post-apocalyptic stories often harrowingly emphasize the negative effects that a large deadly global crisis devastatingly leaves on society, the popular cinematic genre often disappointingly fails to explore how those disasters also impact relatable human relationships in smaller communities. Allowing viewers to imagine themselves in such a disastrous situation, where a terminal illness progressively transforms them into menacing, zombie-like beings that are no way reminiscent of their old personalities, is powerfully showcased in the upcoming horror thriller, ‘Maggie.’ The independent drama, which will be released in select theaters and on VOD on Friday, marks the feature film directorial debut of graphic designer and commercial helmer, Henry Hobson. The filmmaker showcased  [ Read More ]

Interview: Joely Richardson Talks Maggie (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On May - 5 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview Joely Richardson Talks Maggie

Parents who are forced to helplessly watch one of their children contend with a terminal illness, especially one that leaves them without control over their instincts and actions, is a undoubtedly devastating process. But when the parent’s loyalty to caring for their sick child puts their other children at risk, they’re forced to contend with the difficult moral question of how they should best protect their entire family. That conflicting judgment is powerfully showcased in Joely Richardson’s upcoming horror thriller, ‘Maggie,’ which will be released in select theaters and on VOD on Friday. The drama, which was helmed by first-time feature director, Henry Hobson, showcases the Golden Globe Award-nominated actress’  [ Read More ]

Tribeca 2015 Interview: Kevin Pollak Talks Misery Loves Comedy

Posted by Karen Benardello On May - 4 - 2015 0 Comment
Tribeca 2015 Interview: Kevin Pollak Talks Misery Loves Comedy

People often strive to become rich and famous, as they equate achieving a high level of success to being endlessly happy and content in life. But often times the comedians who attain the biggest accomplishments in life still struggle with their own despair, but have luckily found a creative outlet that allows them to relatably express their suffering with audiences. That continued battle of trying to achieve and maintain happiness, even after you found triumphs in your life, is intriguingly explored in the new documentary, ‘Misery Loves Comedy.’ The film, which is now available on iTunes and VOD, and is playing in select theaters nationwide before expanding to more cinemas  [ Read More ]

Categories: INTERVIEWS, MOVIES
Mad Max: Fury Road Unleashes Rage with Retaliate Trailer and George Miller Featurette

Road Warrior “Mad” Max Rockatansky is determined to escape his turbulent past and survive his time in the Wasteland during the apocalypse in the new ‘Retaliate’ trailer and George Miller featurette for the upcoming thriller, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road.’ The clips were released to support the fourth installment in the ‘Mad Max’ franchise, which is set to debut in theaters nationwide on May 15, 2015. ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ was directed by Miller, who also helmed, wrote and produced the series’ first three entries. The filmmaker also co-wrote the upcoming movie with Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris. The following synopsis for ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ was released by the action  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIES, NEWS, VIDEO
Vin Diesel is Cursed in The Last Witch Hunter's Teaser Trailer and Poster

Vin Diesel is battling the most horrifying witches in history in the teaser trailer and poster for his upcoming action film, ‘The Last Witch Hunter.’ The fantasy movie’s new assets were unveiled by its distributor, Summit Entertainment, before its scheduled released in theaters nationwide on October 23, 2015. The trailer and poster offer the first look at the adventure film, which also stars Elijah Wood, Rose Leslie, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Michael Caine and Julie Engelbrecht as the Queen Witch. Summit Entertainment has released the following synopsis for ‘The Last Witch Hunter,’ which was helmed by ‘The Crazies’ helmer, Breck Eisner: The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding  [ Read More ]

Categories: Action, Fantasy, MOVIES, NEWS, POSTERS, VIDEO

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