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2016 Tribeca Film Festival Interview: The Cast and Crew Talk Tiger Raid (Exclusive)

Fearlessly fighting to achieve their emotional and physical goals can be an equally liberating and daunting experience for anyone, even the most seemingly tough and resolute soldiers who have committed to not allowing any obstacle hinder their progress. The two lead mercenaries in the new action thriller, ‘Tiger Raid,’ are the prime example of courageous men who daringly and willingly put their own lives in danger in order to fulfill a dangerous mission. The cast and crew of the drama, which was directed by Simon Dixon, who co-wrote the script with Gareth Coulam Evans and Mick Donnellan, also commendably conquered a sentimental milestone when they attended the film’s World Premiere  [ Read More ]

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SXSW 2016 Interview: Matthew Jones Talks Artist & Repertoire (Exclusive)

Striving to achieve noteworthy success and fame in such an at-times indulgent lifestyle as music is a seemingly fulfilling goal that a multitude of people aspire to achieve as they set out to define themselves in the world. But when they take a radically aggressive approach to pursuing their dreams, and nonchalantly overlook others in their relentless quest in accomplishing those goals, they can harrowingly discover that life at the peak of their prosperity isn’t as glamours as they imagined. That struggle to finding a selfless balance between obtaining tremendous triumphs and appreciating rewarding relationships is powerfully showcased in the new musical documentary, ‘Artist & Repertoire.’ The film, which explores  [ Read More ]

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Emotionally and systematically debating the political and technical factors that influence the use of drone strikes is a vital means to protecting innocent lives around the world from potential harm from their country’s enemies. But the moral and legal implications that can possibly arise from the well-intentioned plans have the potential to put even more lives at risk, as policy-makers weigh the consequences of their decisions that arise from using the latest technology. The machines that are meant to save civilians, such as drones, could essentially harm them if they’re inadvertently too close to where they’re set off. The decision to utilize technology for the sake of protecting the innocent  [ Read More ]

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SXSW 2016 Interview: Chadd Harbold Talks Long Nights Short Mornings (Exclusive)

In a modern culture where over over-sharing every intimate detail of your personal life has become the standard norm for most people, as they determinedly strive to prove their worth, others choose to remain protective of their background. The need for some people to remain mysterious to the outside world not only means it’s possible to remain control over how others view them, but also protects them from having to form meaningful relationships. The new romantic drama, ‘Long Nights Short Mornings,’ follows an alluring protagonist as he strives to remain emotionally unattached from the multiple women he dates. The film’s writer-director, Chadd Harbold, powerfully created a cryptic main character, for  [ Read More ]

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Exclusive Interview with Tom Donahue - Director of Thank You For Your Service

Title: Thank You For Your Service Director: Tom Donahue Genre: Documentary The U.S. military faces a mental health crisis of historic proportions. Only in recent years have people started to take action to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Director Tom Donahue addresses this issue with sagacity, sensibility and depth. ‘Thank You for Your Service’ takes aim at our superficial understanding of war trauma and the failed policies that result, through a documentary that interweaves the stories of four Iraq War veterans with candid interviews of top military and civilian leaders. Tom Donahue directed HBO’s ‘Casting By’ which was nominated for an Emmy in 2014, and was hailed as one of  [ Read More ]

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SXSW 2016 Interview: Indie Rock Singer Daniel Eyes (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On April - 6 - 2016 0 Comment
SXSW 2016 Interview: Indie Rock Singer Daniel Eyes (Exclusive)

Nostalgically embracing the creative innovations of the past while also contemplatively anticipating the progressive changes of the future is often a powerful key element in crafting enthralling music and inventive performances. The captivating members of the Austin, Texas-based indie-rock band, Daniel Eyes & The Vibes, naturally embody that captivating ability to honor the iconic musicians who have influenced them, while also highlighting cutting-edge and contemporary elements, in their cutting-edge music. The band’s primary vocalist, songwriter and guitar player, Daniel Eyes, has grippingly been able to celebrate his influences in the rock genre, while also proving his natural ability to infuse his personal exploration into the struggles of contemporary society. The  [ Read More ]

Interview: Timur Bekmambetov Talks Hardcore Henry (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On April - 4 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview: Timur Bekmambetov Talks Hardcore Henry (Exclusive)

Exploring and embracing revolutionary and essential new circumstances can be a frightening prospect in many people’s lives, as they don’t know the potential danger or change in prospective the incident may bring. Hesitantly accepting the need to explore those radical situation, despite the potential of receiving harrowing reactions and consequences, is powerfully explored in producer Timur Bekmambetov’s new progressive sci-fi film, ‘Hardcore Henry.’ The intriguing movie, which STX Entertainment is set to distribute in theaters nationwide on Friday, was produced in part by Bekmambetov and his production company, Bazelevs Company. ‘Hardcore Henry’ puts a daring new spin on the action genre, as the story is uniquely told entirely through the  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Kenny Wormald, Luke Baines and Miranda Rae Mayo Talk The Girl in the Photographs (Exclusive)

Naturally being able to rely on your intuition to help guide you to make the right choices and form meaningful connections is a powerful personality trait some people possess that can greatly empower their lives. But for those people who lack the ability to trust their instincts, their lives unfortunately won’t leave them feeling fulfilled. The meaningful examination into both types of people is grippingly presented in the new horror film, ‘The Girl in the Photographs,’ which was directed by Nick Simon, who also co-wrote the script with Robert Morast and Osgood Perkins. The crime thriller, which was distributed into select theaters and on VOD this weekend by Vertical Entertainment,  [ Read More ]

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Struggling to understand how people with diverse backgrounds and personalities would cope with, and fight to survive in, a monumentally disastrous situation is a complex and terrifying circumstance. The new sci-fi action film, ‘Pandemic,’ offers a unique perspective into how distinctive people all uniquely act in such a devastating environment. The creative first-person point-of-view into the story’s title worldwide catastrophe will be shown when XLrator Media releases the drama in theaters on Friday, after it premiered at FrightFest Glasgow on February 26b. The thriller will then be distributed on VOD and iTunes on Tuesday, April 5. The drama’s director and producer, John Suits, and his co-producer, Gabriel Cowan, who co-operate  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Mickey Keating Talks Darling (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 30 - 2016 0 Comment
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Having the past relentlessly come back to haunt you can be a truly horrifying experience. The ordeal can be even more terrifying when those menacing memories aren’t even your own. ‘Darling,’ which is the new gripping thriller from versatile genre writer-director-producer, Mickey Keating, powerfully and alluringly explores how the history of a reportedly haunted New York mansion quickly deteriorates the psyche of a vulnerable young woman. The chilling fourth psychological horror feature from Keating was entrancingly shot in black and white in the sprawling city. ‘Darling,’ which enthrallingly focuses on the emotional crisis of the title character through a limited use of dialogue, as it primarily focuses on her body  [ Read More ]

SXSW 2016 Interview: Johnny Galecki and Kyle Gallner Talk The Master Cleanse (Exclusive)

The gripping and distinct encounters and connections people experience throughout their lives often times form and shape their ideals, self-perception and interactions. People often hold deeply onto the personal baggage that has informed their current personalities as a comfortable and familiar security measure. But allowing those increasingly unconventional feelings linger prevents anyone from forming, and maintaining, meaningful relationships and personal growth. That essential idea is presented in the new comedy-drama-thriller, ‘The Master Cleanse,’ which was written and directed by first-time feature filmmaker, Bobby Miller. ‘The Master Cleanse’ follows Paul (Johnny Galecki), who was recently left at the alter, and seems destined and content to now wander through life without a  [ Read More ]

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Interview: The Cast and Crew Talk My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 25 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview: The Cast and Crew Talk My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

The struggle to impress your close-knight large extended family with your personal and professional decisions can often be a harrowing experience, whether you’re trying to inspire them for the first time or awe them once again after your previous accomplishments. That endeavor can be even more daunting when you’re also trying to thrill a national audience who wants to be both emotionally and sentimentally entertained. That’s certainly the case with the intriguing and nostalgic new romantic comedy, ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.’ The film, which Universal Pictures is set to distribute in theaters nationwide today, began filming in Toronto in May 2015, 13 years after the successful release of  [ Read More ]

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SXSW 2016 Interview: Heavy Rock Band BANDITS (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 20 - 2016 0 Comment
SXSW 2016 Interview: Heavy Rock Band BANDITS (Exclusive)

Remaining dedicated to your strong roots, while also embracing new connections and inspirations, is a powerful, and often necessary, skill that allows vocalists and instrumentalists to naturally evolve as musicians. Up-and-coming heavy rock band BANDITS is one such group that features creative musicians who daringly blend their training and experiences with their passion of continuously building their connections with their fans and fellow artists. BANDITS, which features Lulu Demintro on bass, keys and vocals; her brother, John Demintro, on guitar and vocals’ and Andrew Oakley on drums, recently debuted their latest singles. The first song, ‘Kill Tonight,’ premiered on Consequence of Sound on January 5, and its black-and-white video later  [ Read More ]

SXSW 2016 Interview: Punk Rock Band Lost In Society (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 19 - 2016 0 Comment
SXSW 2016 Interview: Punk Rock Band Lost In Society (Exclusive)

Paying homage to the musicians who have inspired you, while also infusing your own personal interests and experiences into your unique sound, is an essential process for bands, especially as they begin building their fanbase. Up-and-coming punk-rock band, Lost In Society, is one such group that features creative musicians who daringly blend their original style with their tribute to their influences, including Green Day, Nirvana and Motown. Lost In Society, which features Zach Moyle on lead vocals and guitar, Nick Ruroede on bass and back-up vocals, and Hector Bonora on drums, released its third album, ‘Modern Illusions,’ on February 26. The alternative band proves its admiration for ’90s punk and  [ Read More ]

SXSW Q&A Jack Goes Home

Mustering the courage to emotionally contend with both new and long-buried physical injuries and obstacles can be a mentally daunting task. Struggling to overcome those wounds can be even more challenging when you painfully discover that they were caused and/or kept hidden by the people who are supposed to love and take care of you. The new horror film ‘Jack Goes Home’ is a gripping and enthralling exploration into the disastrous consequences that occur when a victim determinedly sets out to uncover and mend the situation that caused them pain in the first place. ‘Jack Goes Home’ follows the title character (Rory Culkin), who is an educated and well-versed magazine  [ Read More ]

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