As the third AVENGERS film steadily approaches its November production start, many pressing questions remain…Which characters (some of whom are still a mystery in the allegedly 60-characters film) in the MCU will appear? How will the story play out now that AVENGERS 4 will no longer be the second part of INFINITY WAR-subtitled third film? Well, thanks to some info provided by Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige, we have more clarity regarding the title change for the two sequels. Continue reading “Kevin Feige Provides Reason For Newly Titled AVENGERS 3 & 4”
John McClane’s Badge. Kane’s Spacesuit. The Alien Warrior Costume. What do all of these items have in common? Well, they’re props from arguably some of the most iconic films of all time! At this year’s San Diego Comic Con, I had the opportunity to chat with Prop Store CEO, Stephen Lane, about some of the rare props that his company has its possession. Curious to know what specific props you may the opportunity to have in your collection? Then check the interview below to find out… Continue reading “2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: PROP STORE CEO Stephen Lane Talks Props Collectibles”
In addition to taking part in the STAR TREK BEYOND Premiere, attendees at this year’s Comic Con were also treated to a special Ale to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek. Created from a collaboration between Shmaltz Brewery & Federation of Beer, the Ale, subtitled “The Trouble with Tribbles,” will soon be available in select stores across the country. Curious to know more? Well, you’re in luck, because I asked Dan Curry & Vern Raincock, from Shmatlz Brewery & Federation of Beer, respectively, to tell us more. Check it out below…. Continue reading “2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: Shmaltz & Federation of Beer Talk Collaboration on 50th ANNIVERSARY GOLDEN ALE”
DC Entertainment will be pulling all the stops at Comic Con this year. Period. Don’t believe me? Check out what they’ve got planned (via their press release) below… Continue reading “Celebrate WONDER WOMAN’S 75th Anniversary, Meet The Cast of “SUICIDE SQUAD,” Be The BATMAN and More at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016”
The SHARKNADO Franchise will once again be despending upon Comic Con with a Panel! Find out the details (released today by production company, The Asylum). Continue reading “Syfy + The Asylum Bring SHARKNADO 4 To SDCC 2016”
Today MTV announced some of the nominees for their Fandom Awards Show set to kick off during Comic Con. Did any of your fandoms get the nod? Find out in the press release below…
Later this month, Syfy will be premiering another entry in everyone’s favorite shark franchise, SHARKNADO (humorously subtitled as THE 4TH AWAKENS). With Comic Con only a couple of weeks away, I was afforded the opportunity to chat with actress, Caroline Williams, about the film before its huge media blitz at the mega pop culture event. Not at all a stranger to horror films (having starred in such iconic horror franchises as THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE), I asked the actress about how she got involved in Syfy‘s wildly successfully monster franchise as well as her thoughts on approaching the 30th Anniversary of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2. Check out what she had to say in our interview below… Continue reading “2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: Actress Caroline Williams Talks SHARKNADO 4 & The Future of Horror Films”
With San Diego Comic Con steadily approaching, there is a lot of anticipation about many of the events that it will have in store for its attendees. One prime example of such an event will be the premiere of STAR TREK BEYOND, set to happen on Preview Night. With that said, I had the chance to speak with actor Jason Matthew Smith about the third installment of the popular franchise. In the interview, Smith shared not only how he got involved with the third film, but also shared what it had in store for fans. Check out our interview below… Continue reading “2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE_Actor Jason Matthew Smith Talks STAR TREK BEYOND”
Hot off the heels of their other announcement, Entertainment Earth has revealed yet another exclusive for Comic Con attendees (however, if you read in the fine print of the press release, there may be hope for those not attending). Check out the press release below…
Announced today, Arclight Cinemas and San Diego Filmmakers are partnering to create a unique forum. Find out more about the forum in the press release which also highlights the Kickoff Event (celebrating the partnership) set to commence on July 19, 2016.
Hello there, exclusives collectors! Are you dying to get a figure of C-3po from the Battle of Takodana? Well, if you traveling to San Diego for Comic Con this year you may be in luck as Entertainment Earth announces the Jakks Pacific C-3PO Figure with Red Arm. Check out the press release below…
Whether on the small screen or big screen, actor Jeremy London has popped up in both mediums to deliver memorable performances over the years. Not a stranger to the convention scene, I asked the actor/director about his Awesome Con impressions (especially seeing that this was his 1st year coming). In addition, I also took the opportunity to ask him about the MALLRATS sequel (which, at the time, was still under the wraps). Check out the interview below… Continue reading “2016 Awesome Con EXCLUSIVE: Special Guest Jeremy London Talks AWESOME CON & MALLRATS”
Of the many iconic elements of the STAR WARS decades long franchise, few can deny the impact that the villain, Darth Vader, has had not only on STAR WARS, but on pop culture as a whole. With that said, at this year’s Awesome Con, I was afforded the opportunity to speak with the opposing figure behind the mask, actor Dave Prowse. In the interview, Prowse opened up about being a special guest at Awesome Con as well as his opinions on the latest STAR WARS film. Check it out below….
Though this year’s GI Film Festival had quite a few selections to offer in regards to its mission as a festival, there was no denying the buzz generated by one particular film this year, and that was RANGE 15. Directed by Ross Peterson, the film follows a group of soldiers, who, after a night of partying, wake up to find themselves in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. Check out what happened on the World Premiere Red Carpet as the cast & crew discuss their experience in being apart of the film. Continue reading “2016 GI Film Fest EXCLUSIVE: RANGE 15 World Premiere Red Carpet”
If you follow me regularly, you’ll know that attending film festivals is a regular pastime of mine; so its always great when I stumble upon festivals which I’m not privy to. With that in mind, I was recently afforded the opportunity to speak with Michele Sorvino, executive director of the festival known as the Golden Door International Film Festival. Founded by actor Bill Sorvino, the festival-thanks to its focus on supporting filmmakers (unknown or otherwise) and Autism Awareness-is quickly becoming not only a cultural focal point of Jersey City but also one of the premiere festivals in the country.
Seeing that much of the Sorvino acting clan (Paul and Mira Sorvino are on the board) in addition to Michele and Bill run the festival, I asked her about how its she manages to be in a work environment with family members. In addition, I also asked about she chooses the films that are selected as well what attendees can expect in the upcoming year. You can check it out below… Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE: Michele Sorvino Talks GOLDEN DOOR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL”
Tomorrow, the folks who have brought you the Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival for 10 years teams up with AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center to launch the Washington, DC Fantastic Film Showcase, a four-night event which will take place at the historic AFI Silver Theatre. Fifteen films representing the best in genre cinema – fantasy, sci-fi, action, animation, dark comedy, and horror – will be screened. Continue reading “Washington DC’s FANTASTIC FILM SHOWCASE Kicks Off Tomorrow”
This weekend the DC area will play host to the 2016 GI Film Festival. If (by chance) the event is unfamiliar to you, its a festival which (as the name states) dedicates itself to sharing the military experience in and out the of the arena of war. Distinguished as the first in the nation to exclusively celebrate the successes and sacrifices of the service member through the medium of film, GIFF presents films from new and established international and domestic filmmakers that honor the heroic stories of the American Armed Forces and the worldwide struggle for freedom and liberty. Continue reading “2016 GI Film Festival Begins This Weekend”
The triathlon is the fastest growing endurance sport in the world and has quickly become the fastest growing sport in the UK since 2014. In fact, millions of athletes compete in its races each year. In lieu of this trend, a new film aptly titled, TRI, has begun generating buzz on the festival scene. Written by Ted Adams III, the film follows Natalie (Award-winning actress Jensen Jacobs), an ultrasound tech who is inspired by a cancer patient to sign up for a Triathlon. However, in the process of her training, Natalie is introduced to the strange (and aerodynamic) world of triathletes-meeting a colorful cast of characters as she trains for the Nation’s Triathlon. With the support of her new teammates, she digs deep to discover just how far she can push her mind and body.
Recently, I spoke with screenwriter Ted Adams III to discuss his history in the triathlon world and how it shaped his construction of the film’s story. In addition, we also touched on showing the film at the NOVA Film Festival as well as what his desired goal would be in presenting the film to movie-going audiences. Check out the interview below…
Ghosts. They’ve been a tried and true plot device/element used in horror films since the beginning. However, in RESTORATION, a new horror film set to release on Friday, the typical conventions which we come to expect in such films are turned on its head. Co-written & directed by Zack Ward, the film follows a couple who find a long lost diary in the walls of their home. In opening the book, they unwittingly release the ghost of a child that haunts their dreams and waking life, driving them to find the cause of her death and release her soul.
Recently, I had the opportunity to speak to actor/director, Zack Ward, about the newest film produced by Grit House Film (a production company that Zack co-owns with co-screenwriter, James Cullen Bressack). In the interview, Zack not only sheds light about how the film came about, but also the creativity needed on his part (and on the part of his crew) to produce the film with limited resources. Check it out below…. Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE: Writer/Director Zack Ward Talks RESTORATION”
Despite the divisive feelings audiences and critics had toward the ALIEN franchise’s pseudo-sequel, PROMETHEUS, it made a good deal of money. Not surprisingly, a sequel, titled ALIEN: COVENANT, is now in production in Australia. Taking place 10 years after PROMETHEUS, ALIEN: COVENANT follows “the crew of a colony ship (called Covenant) who discover what they think is an uncharted paradise only to find a dark, dangerous world-whose sole inhabitant is the ‘synthetic’ David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.” Continue reading “PROMETHEUS Sequel, ALIEN: COVENANT, Reveals 1st Image”
As mentioned before, if you follow me, you know that I love my Cons! After starting my Con Season with C2E2, I now await the commencement of my summer Cons, starting first with my hometown Con known only as Awesome Con. Having attended since its 1st year in 2013, I have witnessed the Con steadily GROW (and I do mean GROW) year after year. Though the event has slowly revealed info regarding their incredible guest list week after week, today they have released their first official press release. Check it out below…
Today Fox Searchlight has announced the start of their new film, BATTLE OF THE SEXES, starring Emma Stone & Steve Carrell. Directed by Jonathan Dalton & Valerie Faris, the biopic follows the legendary match between tennis greats, Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Check out the press release below along with an official photo of Emma Stone & Steve Carrell as the tennis icons (which recalls the iconic image above). Continue reading “Principal Photography Begins on BATTLE OF THE SEXES”
Love it or hate it, Power Rangers was (and still is, to a degree) a huge pop culture phenomenon. Though the franchise continues to exist on the small screen today, it is undeniable the impact that it had on my childhood (and many others) back in the 90s. Therefore to cap off my coverage of C2E2, I took a walk back down the memory lane of my childhood and spoke with actress Karan Ashley about her stint as the Yellow Rangers in the earlier years of the franchise. Continue reading “2016 Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) EXCLUSIVE: Karan Ashley Talks POWER RANGERS Fandom & POWER RANGERS Reboot”
To close my coverage of the 2016 DC Independent Film Festival, I took the opportunity to chat with Special Guest Jean-Marc Barr. With an acting career than spans a few decades, many of which include starring efforts in Danish director Lars von Trier’s films, the French-American actor/director had a lot to say about the current landscape of filmmaking, especially in regards to independent filmmaking vs. filmmaking within the studio system. In addition, he also revealed details about some of his future projects as well. Check it out below… Continue reading “2016 DC Indpendent Film Festival (DCIFF) EXCLUSIVE: Special Guest Jean-Marc Barr Talks Independent Filmmaking vs. Studio Films”
As mentioned before, one of the festival selections that I was fortunate to check out was AMERICAN BRED. Aside from speaking with one of the film’s stars, I also chatted with the film’s writer/director, Justin Chambers. Not a stranger to the festival scene-having won Best of Show Award at the 2012 Indie Fest-Chambers revealed what inspired the film’s premise as well as how he assembled the film’s ensemble. Check it out below…
Trust. It something which we all in value with those that we care about. Unfortunately, it is undeniably something that is quite delicate and can easily be broken. Such is the premise examined in the 2016 DC Independent Film Festival Selection, AMERICAN BRED. Written & directed by Justin Chambers, the film, set in Detroit, follows a crime syndicate whose lies and betrayal begins to devour the trust that holds them together. Continue reading “2016 DC Independent Film Fest (DCIFF) EXCLUSIVE: Actress Eva Tamargo Talks AMERICAN BRED”
Any fanatic replica collectors out there? How about being the owner of the TMNT leader, Leonardo’s, legendary katana? Well, you’re in luck! Today, Factory Entertainment revealed that you can purchase a replica of Leonardo’s katana. Check out the press release below… Continue reading “TMNT Leonardo Katana Prop Replica Now Available From Factory Entertainment”
Starting tomorrow the nations capital will see the return of the DC Independent Film Festival. Launched in 1999 to nurture independent film, the festival stands as the oldest independent film festival in Washington. Not to be undone by its lineup in previous years, the festival will boast cutting edge features, shorts and documentaries on every subject from every country imaginable. Continue reading “2016 DC Independent Film Festival (DCIFF) Commences Tomorrow!!”
Tomorrow, audiences will be introduced to the latest biopic on the film scene, known simply as RACE. Directed by Stephen Hopkins, the film follows the real life story of iconic black athlete, Jesse Owens. As with many biopics, the film not only highlights his many triumphs, but his various challenges/ setbacks as well. One good example of such a challenge that the then engaged Owens faced was his attraction to socialite, Quincella Nickerson. While many have speculated (and continue to speculate) that Owens indeed had a relationship with the socialite, it has never really been definitively proven one way or another. As a result, the prospect has simply been designated as rumors of “were they” or “weren’t they?” Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE: Actress Chantel Riley Talks RACE”
Ever wonder about Ash’s earlier days? Well, it appears that the 2nd season of Starz’ ASH vs. EVIL DEAD may touch on the character’s past as they cast Lee Majors and Ted Raimi to play his dad and childhood best friend, respectively, in the upcoming 2nd season! Check out the press release from Starz below… Continue reading “Majors and Raimi Joining Starz’ ASH VS. EVIL DEAD”