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Interview: Katharine Isabelle Talks See No Evil 2

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 23 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Katharine Isabelle Talks See No Evil 2

Commandingly portraying a powerful protagonist who isn’t afraid to go after what they want, regardless of the harrowing consequences they may face, can be a challenge for actors, particularly when the character is susceptible to vulnerabilities throughout an intense horror film. But versatile actress Katharine Isabelle once again proved her talent of effortlessly showing a determined victim’s strengths and will to survive in ‘See No Evil 2,’ her latest horror collaboration with twin directors, Jen and Sylvia Soska. The actress and filmmakers, who previously collaborated on last year’s gripping horror crime drama, ‘American Mary,’ reunited to once again prove that when a compelling and dynamic female character sets out to  [ Read More ]

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This is the week a lot of Marvel movie universe fans have been waiting for, and that’s the Digital HD release of James Gunn’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ While many of you are beginning to salivate at the mere thought of watching the hit summer movie at least twenty times over, let’s walk through some of the cool bonus feature pieces that are to be found. There’s a lot of highlights fans can find from the bonus features, but one of those that many are talking about is the 8-bit transitional points. The pixelated version of director James Gunn walks and flies around each scene, bringing viewers through various points  [ Read More ]

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Interview with Comedian Maria Bamford

Posted by Laura Gaddy On November - 21 - 2014 0 Comment
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Maria Bamford appeared last week at Nerdmelt in Los Angeles as part of a special Picture This! comedy event which features comics performing while illustrators and artists animate to their routines on a screen live. Picture This! was created Brandie Posey and Sam Varelaby. This edition spotlighted the Comedy Central show Brickleberry and had comedy voice talents John DiMaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time) who plays Duke and Jerry Minor (SNL, Anchorman) who plays Denzel, put their skills on display along with animators from the show. Bamford is a renowned stand-up comedian and has appeared on Comedy Central specials and shows like Arrested Development as well as being featured as a voice  [ Read More ]

Interview: Glenn ‘Kane’ Jacobs Talks See No Evil 2

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 17 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Glenn 'Kane' Jacobs Talks See No Evil 2

People often overlook the all-important resiliency of those who appear not to have the determination to achieve what they want in life. Jacob Goodnight, the brutal mass murderer in the 2006 slasher film, ‘See No Evil,’ was driven to commit his heinous crimes from the manipulations of his mother. But the criminal proved his emotional resolve in going after what he truly wants in the horror movie’s new sequel, ‘See No Evil 2,’ which is now available On Demand, Digital HD, Blu-Ray and DVD. WWE wrestler Glenn ‘Kane’ Jacobs, who reprised the role of the ruthless killer from the original film, also showcased his emotional versatility in the follow-up, which  [ Read More ]

Interview: Zeke and Simon Hawkins Talk Bad Turn Worse

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 16 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Zeke and Simon Hawkins Talk Bad Turn Worse

Taking a strong and unwavering stance on an important issue, no matter what challenges you’re forced to endure as a result, is a crucial moment that powerfully defines your character and the rest of your life. Brothers Zeke and Simon Hawkins made such a critical decision when they rightfully decided to co-helm their first feature film together, the crime thriller ‘Bad Turn Worse,’ which is now playing in theaters and On Demand. The coming-of-age drama, which marks the feature film writing debut of scribe Dutch Southern, enthralling chronicles the life-altering decisions three young friends must make when they inadvertently find themselves involved in a crime. The story also entrancingly emphasizes  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Lin Shaye Talks Grace: The Possession

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Lin Shaye Talks Grace: The Possession

Grippingly showcasing an unwavering conservative character, who initially appears to be the punishing villain through the eyes of the innocent, young protagonist, can be a challenge for a beloved performer previously known for her well-meaning characters. But actress Lin Shaye, who in recent years has garnered fame for her role of paranormal investigators Elise Reiner in the ‘Insidious’ film series, enthrallingly proved her versatility as the religiously traditional Helen in the new horror film, ‘Grace: The Possession.’ In the horror thriller, which is told through the point-of-view of Helen’s granddaughter, Grace, Shaye’s character is chillingly presented as the main antagonist, until they realize a more sinister force is overtaking the  [ Read More ]

Jon Stewart and Maziar Bahari Talk Rosewater

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 14 - 2014 0 Comment
Jon Stewart and Maziar Bahari Talk Rosewater

Bravely refusing to allow aggressive political leaders abrasively dictate the actions you take, as you strongly support people’s right to choose, is an admirable trait not everyone possesses. But when a person defies intimidation, and willingly puts their life on the line to support those freedoms, a much needed revolution that progresses those liberties is often the result. That courageous struggle is admirably showcased in the new biographical drama, ‘Rosewater.’ The film is is based on the true story of how journalist Maziar Bahari relentlessly reported the violation of Iranian citizens’ right to vote in 2009, even though his actions led him to be imprisoned and beaten by authorities for  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum Talk About ‘Foxcatcher’

Posted by Melissa Molina On November - 12 - 2014 0 Comment
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The awards season race is really starting to heat up, and right in the middle of it comes the release of Bennett Miller’s latest film ‘Foxcatcher.’ The ‘Capote’ director continues his filmmaking crusade, capturing incredible real life stories and retelling them in a cinematic way. ‘Foxcatcher’ hasn’t even been released yet, but the critical acclaim for the film and performances has all of Hollywood ablaze with possible Oscar talk. But when that thin layer of Oscar buzz is peeled away, movie-goers will see this strange and real tale of a wrestling duo who get mixed up with a peculiar millionaire. The three main actors headlining the picture have been revered  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Blothar on GWAR’s Future, Oderus & A Possible Video Game

Posted by Melissa Molina On November - 11 - 2014 0 Comment
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GWAR has been hypnotizing their fans around the world with their costumes, story lines and most importantly their music for decades. The band has been able to successfully sustain their popularity, a fantastic feat for any musicians out there. Earlier this year they took a major hit when their fearless leader Oderus Urungus (David Murray Brockie) passed away, leaving a huge vacant spot in the lead singer department. It hit GWAR fans really hard, but rather than fade into obscurity, the band continued on. They quickly filled the void with not just one, but two new Scumdog singers – Blothar (Mike Bishop) and Vulvatron (Kim Dylla). In the blink of  [ Read More ]

Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer Talk Starry Eyes

Posted by monique On November - 10 - 2014 0 Comment
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“Starry Eyes” is one of the most buzzed-about horror-thrillers to come along the indie circuit in a long time, and filmmakers Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer are taking it all in. TIME Magazine put the film on their list of the 10 best films from SXSW, saying, “If David Lynch and David Cronenberg came together to craft a gory, psychological mindbender, it might be ‘Starry Eyes.’” ShockYa was happy to speak with Kolsch and Widmyer about creating “Starry Eyes” and their reaction to the praise. “Starry Eyes” will be in limited theatrical release and on demand Nov. 14. ShockYa: What inspired the film? Dennis Widmyer: Kevin and I always really  [ Read More ]

Interview: Felicity Jones Talks The Theory of Everything

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 9 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview Felicity Jones Talks The Theory of Everything

Unconditionally caring and providing for the person they love, both physically and emotionally, can be an equally passionate and harrowing experience for anyone. That experience becomes especially difficult when they watch the other person surpass every limitation they’re faced with, and become extremely successful in their career, as they defy the odds of the life-threatening illness they’re living with. While promoting her new biographical drama, ‘The Theory of Everything,’ actress Felicity Jones enthralling discussed her powerful portrayal of Jane Hawking, the first wife of famed physicist Stephen Hawking. Jane admirably supported her husband while he thrived in the world of science, and didn’t allow his battle with motor neuron disease  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Eddie Redmayne Talks The Theory of Everything

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 8 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Eddie Redmayne Talks The Theory of Everything

Meticulously pushing your physical and emotional limits to prove you can defy the odds and achieve your ultimate goals is an endearing process that proves your inner strength and capabilities. Not only has famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking showcased his relentless drive in his praise-worthy career, but also in his determination to fight the motor neuron disease, which he has been battling since his early 20s. BAFTA Award-nominated actor Eddie Redmayne is also proving his physical and emotional perseverance in his new biographical drama, ‘The Theory of Everything,’ in which he showcases the struggles the famed scientist has faced after first being diagnosed, and throughout his first marriage to Jane  [ Read More ]

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Jeffrey Reddick Talks Good Samaritan (Savannah Film Festival)

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 7 - 2014 0 Comment
Jeffrey Reddick Talks Good Samaritan (Savannah Film Festival)

The controversial topic of whether witnesses to crimes should bravely step in to help the victims, or not become involved and let the police handle the illegal offense, has often been debated in society. That heated discussion is the gripping driving force in the new horror short, ‘Good Samaritan,’ which was written and directed by ‘Final Destination’ co-scribe, Jeffrey Reddick. The short, which launched the After Dark Screenings portion of this year’s Savannah Film Festival, is an intriguing exploration into how a witness who wants to physically protect themselves during an assault can led to them holding tremendous guilt for not helping the victim after the attack. ‘Good Samaritan’ tells  [ Read More ]

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Written by Sabina Ibarra ‘Interstellar’ is a film that reaches into the expanse of the universe but also the deepest parts of what the mind can conceive. Christopher Nolan enlisted Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain to be the audience’s in to a motion picture that strives to explore the universe and humanity’s place in it. All award winning performers, the cast dove into their roles to bring a film that’s not to be forgotten. The Cast of Christopher Nolan’s latest motion picture endeavor ‘Interstellar’ sat down to talk to press about the challenges and joys of being a part of a film that explores the reaches humanity can  [ Read More ]

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The Halloween season may be over, but that doesn’t mean dedicated horror fans won’t indulge on watching more movies from their favorite genre. There’s normally a multitude of films leaning towards the horror persuasion that flood Video On Demand, DVD/Blu-ray and theaters around this time of year. How could anybody manage to pick just one movie to watch, especially if a lot of them are still the same old recycled stories? Thankfully there is one that does stand out above the rest for it’s unique filmmaking style, and that’s Jeff Chan’s ‘Grace: The Possession.’ The latest horror possession movie centers on the sweet, innocent Catholic girl whose first stint in  [ Read More ]

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