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EXCLUSIVE: Invincible Dragon to Release on DVD August 30th!!!! (Dan's Movie Report!)

Above: IMDB original poster for Invincible Dragon Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report and action-flix.com readers. My buddy Ton...

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Invincible Dragon to Release on DVD August 30th!!!! (Dan's Movie Report!)

Above: IMDB original poster for Invincible Dragon


Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report and action-flix.com readers. My buddy Tony posted a cool item today and I can confirm that the long awaited film Invincible Dragon from director Fruit Chan, starring Anderson Silva, Jin Zhang, JuJu Chan, Annie Liu and many others will finally unleash August 30th. DDD House has the film on pre-order as a Region 3 DVD. If you live in the USA or Canada, a region free DVD player is needed. A PC with a DVD player can be region unlocked using software, please check though as it may region lock your drive! I am sure an eventual legal USA release will happen in the Fall or Winter. As a side note, I have ordered from this place prior they are reputable and have been shipping DVDs for many years!


Official Film Trailer


Watch for more on Dan's Movie Report and www.action-flix.com



Monday, August 19, 2019

The Assassin's Apprentice 2 Filming Update! (C) 2019 Dan's Movie Report

 Above: The amazing Tarah Paige and her Motorcycle double Andrea Kinsky!

Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report and Action-Flix.com readers. Director Russ and EP Paul are still hard at work with The Assassin's Apprentice 2 filming, August 18th was a full action day with some cool motorcycle stunt work. Executive Producer Paul Hickman reports that there are still some pick up shots in Cyprus and a few additional shots to complete. He also states that the process of working on the CGI will commence shortly following principal photography and the entire project is expected to be completed sometime in the Fall of 2020. With film festival screenings following by the end of the year in 2020, the film is sure to be a hit with genre fans and film festival goers alike. 

 



This is a cool project, they still have some Indiegogo perks available! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-assassins-apprentice-2#/









ASSASSIN’S APPRENTICE II PICKUP + MOTORBIKE SHOOT! We just finished a full day’s worth of filming for the continuation of “The Assassin’s Apprentice 2” at the warehouse for pickups and motorbike sequences! We filmed in North Long Beach and Palos Verdes and had an awesome pickup cast and crew including, everyone was great, got amazing sequences, thanks to our Kickstarter/Indiegogo Backers, and go Team Assassins 2! Next stop is the Canary Islands! ?
P.S. - Guess which one was Tarah and which was Andrea on the bike with the helmet on!
CAST:
Tarah Paige (Kaylee)
Andrea Kinsky (Tarah Motorbike Stunt Double)

CREW:
Russ Emanuel – Director
Paul Hickman – Executive Producer/Writer
Ryan T. Husk – Producer
Scotty Baker – Director of Photography
Tian Liu – 1st Assistant Camera
Alycia Barry – Makeup
Janeen Berryman – Still Photographer
Kevin Benson – Prop Drone Operator
Kenny Benson – Script Supervisor
Tom Hunt – Motorcycle Specialist
Oscar Parraga – Location Owner




This is a cool project, they still have some Indiegogo perks available! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-assassins-apprentice-2#/



For more information go to the film's official Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/taamovie/



Here is my review from the first film! https://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2018/05/the-assassins-apprentice-2018-movie.html




Saturday, August 17, 2019

IDTV Action Fest 2019 Announces Winners!! A Dan's Movie Report Special News Bulletin!

Above: Logo for IDTV!


Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report and Action-Flix.com readers! The Winners have been posted for the amazing IDTV Action Fest in Austin, Texas!

Congrats to all the nominees and of course the winners!

Congratulations to the IDTVACTIONFEST 2019 Winners!!
Best Action Film: Hollow Point
Best Action Star: Max Huang, No Way Out
Best Action Duo: Zoe Bell and Heidi Moneymaker
Best Action Choreography: No Way Out
Best Action Cinematography: Budokai-Do
Best Action Scene: No Way Out, bar fight

This is a great indie festival run by real martial artists! For further information about the festival and how to submit for the 2020 festival please check out their official sites!

Of important note, this festival had the first U.S. theatrical screening of the film Hollow Point: First reviewed in the USA on Dan's Movie Report! You can legally buy the film as a UK import on Amazon! I have posted my no spoiler review @ https://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2019/07/hollow-point-2019-movie-review-c-2019.html

I urge all of my readers to purchase legal copies of films to support the indie movie industry! The film is on Amazon legally as a Region 2 DVD! Just make sure you have a region free DVD player.
Buy Hollow Point! 

Check out actress Natalie Burn, as filmed by director Daniel Zirilli, live on the set of Hollow Point!


Also special thanks to Daniel Zirilli for filming my friend Carmen Cabana while she was hard at work as the Director of Photography on Hollow Point!

John over @ Action-Flix.com has reviewed Chad Law, one of the writers along with Evan Law, and Daniel Zirilli on Hollow Point~

 https://action-flix.com/2019/06/07/exclusive-interview-writer-producer-chad-law-talks-black-water-with-jcvd-and-much-more-reprint/

I had the opportunity last year to interview real life cop and one of the stars of Hollow Point Bryan Bryne! http://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2018/08/actor-bryan-byrne-interview-c-2018-dans.html

Again check out his unique story bringing real life law enforcement to the set!






Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Trafficker (2015) Movie Review (C) Dan's Movie Report

Above IMDB poster of Trafficker


(A point of clarification, the movie was filmed in 2015, yet is just now released on Amazon in August 2019. IMDB reports when the movie was produced if the film making team reports production, there are a few movies with the Trafficker name. )

Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report readers, back in 2015 actress Krystal Vee notified me she was working on a human trafficking film. I connected with the film makers but had only seen a few updates. Lo and behold, in 2019 the film making crew got in touch with me and said, the film is available on Amazon Prime, as part of the service! Sometimes films go through various screenings and changes, but Amazon Prime is a great opportunity for indie filmmakers to reach a much larger audience.

In the beginning, following a future look in, we see the young boys witness the murder of their mother on a refugee boat that is ambushed. This is a very harrowing scene, that sets up the rest of the story
They are rescued and then attends boys school where two boys are being bullied by some of the bad element. Various pranks are played, pretty horrible stuff, all the while on the quiet to the religious headmasters. Eventually the boys take matters into their own hands and leave the school, this is not a spoiler really but more where the adventure begins.

The set up really provides a jump off point for Trafficker. Rather than show the flash and erudite areas. Focusing more on drama than action the two brothers end up mixed up in the mob, and begin the path down the end of the road. Things are not what they seem, but following the opening set up, Trafficker flows in a more linear timeline.

Eventually the brother on the 'bad side' meet up with Ling, played by Krystal Vee, thus the dichotomy of attempting to live a normal life, yet it is not meant to be. So many twists and turns, this is the value of this poignant film. What people will do to secure their freedom, and of course financial independence.

The acting is not bad, but lacks a bit of urgency for such a serious subject. I liken this to the possibility of some inexperience, that said it is consistent, and no one actor brings down any element of the story.
Honestly I wanted to see more crying and visibly upset people given the nature of the latter half of the film. The story is great, as is the message. The two leads and Krystal Vee are the best of the lot, and try to portray the anguish. Also very nice guest spot by Amanda Donahoe as the influential socialite lawyer. Look for action guys Charlie Ruedpokanon, and Eoin O'Brien small roles as well.

The technical elements are their in Trafficker, music, scenery, camerawork are all solid especially for an independent film. My only gripe is the lighting on the night scenes and some of the adr was a bit quiet Overall for a film on an extremely tight budget it is pretty damn good.

I am not going to spoil what happens, but this film will sure leave you thinking about what could have been in the brothers' lives. Questions remained in my mind, which is what I am sure which is what director Larry Smith and Writer Ken Kwek, who wrote the story and Larry Smith the creator of the screenplay wanted.

Very solid effort, the ending of Trafficker resonates and the path leading up to takes the viewer down a long road, full of bumps, a must watch 8 out of 10. https://www.facebook.com/traffickerthemovie/


Finally, for a blast from the past, please check out my earlier interview with Actress Krystal Vee:  http://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2012/01/krystal-vee-interview-c-2012-dans-movie.html
She is working on a new project now, if all goes well a new interview at the end of 2019!

Friday, August 9, 2019

Otherhood (2019) Movie Review (C) Dan's Movie Report




Above: Otherhood Official Poster from IMDB

Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report readers. I make no secret that my favorite actress is Angela Bassett. I have watched the majority of her films. Recently she unleashed a very creative slice of sardonic comedy, aimed squarely at the Sex in the City crowd. I hear the murmurs in my readers why the flying hell would I review a chick flick? Ha, well I mean it is R rated and rather raunchy and stars three excellent lead actresses.

The story begins on a Mother's Day in which the three friends decide it is best to just go up an surprise their kids in NYC by driving in from upstate NY, without telling them. It starts out like a road journey but, they did not really start by showing their adventure getting there. Angela Bassett's son is probably the most interesting as he writes for a magazine called “All Balls”. Ha, he has a good job and is rather successful. One son is basically an unsold author. Some hilarity ensues and no topics are taboo even as one of them catch her son having sex.

The moms are pushy, kind of turning the tables on their kids, like they were to them when they were young. Actually I was pleasantly surprised watching this. Felicity Huffman scandals aside, is pretty damn funny the release was delayed amid the college admissions scandal, and like a true adult she admitted wrongdoing. Patricia Arquette is a pro actress, and played her tole a bit more subdued and sophisticated, then suddenly a quip is uttered and it is very funny. Angela Bassett really let her hair down and danced the night away, and hangover included hah, knowing that Ms Bassett is the exact opposite to her character makes it funnier!

I recognize comedy, but for the average guy, I will say it will take a bit of intellect and 'All Balls” to watch, Modern Family executive producer Cindy Chupack, really brings her A game and crafts a great screenplay for Otherhood. I like the fact she takes the time to tell a backstory on all the central characters and their children.

My favorite of the kids was Angela Bassett's son Matt Walker played by actor Sinqua Walls. His acting is literally all balls just like the magazine. To be able to share many scenes with a legendary and academy award nominated actress obviously shows. I mean who wouldn't be surprised if Angela Bassett shows up at your apartment, unannounced while a rather young lady is there? I respect a man who writes poetry as well, I dabbled in that in my 2os.

It is nice to see leading ladies Huffman and Bassett involved in production as Executive Producers. I agree, the old adage is you want something done right, do it yourself and create.. Otherhood gets very serious at the end, as issues of moms feeling like their sons do not even need them. Many serious issues arise., including Angela Basset telling her son to move on from her. Otherhood is quick, biting and real. The audience is of course limited to women for the most part, Don't listen to the low rating, Otherhood is a solid 7 out of 10, a must Netflix watch. Www.netflix.com

Check out Angela Bassett on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/ImAngelaBassett/

For detailed cast and crew info:

Otherhood IMDB page