Wednesday, April 1, 2015
2015 is the year of the human trafficking film parade, a bit later this month comes 'Skin Trade', check my numerous features on that film. Being honest, I was not going to review Skin Traffik, I had rather high expectations for the film, with the star power of Mickey Rourke, Daryl Hannah, and Michael Madson, and of course the master of action, Gary Daniels.
Sadly this Ara Paiaya project lacked the heart and attention to action and subtle detail important in a film dealing with the sordid human trafficking subject. I did not feel a connection to the characters, there was little to no emotion in most scenes, and such. Gary Daniels is an excellent fighter, sadly again the editing and filming is just not up to par to display his talents. Rather than go into a long dissertation
I will point out the two bright spots in the film for me as to emphasize on the positive, Actors Ron Smoorenburg and Dominique Swain
Ron played a bastard pimp named Sergei. Not only did he show intensity and anger, he had subtle emotions. Ron is an excellent action guy and I hope to see more of him in more films. I enjoyed his character and he did his job, I wanted to hate him! At the end of this review there is a link to his exclusive interview.
Dominique plays a Anna Peel, and she gets roughed up by Ron, in fact some of the best scenes in 'Skin Traffik' are the two of them together. She has an expressive face, and her emotions and sense of urgency were important in 'Skin Traffik', I feel if the rest of the cast put as much effort into the film it may have been a bit better..
Ara had some solid ideas, would have been better to have help on the editing, filming, stunt co ordinating etc,,,, Often when you try to do too many jobs on one film, often the film suffers, Ara did not need star power, and the money would have been better spent on additional behind the scenes talent on 'Skin Traffik'.
Sadly I cannot recommend this film, and give it a 3 out of 10.
For more info on the film go to IMDB @ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3120960/
Check out my interview with Ron @ http://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2014/07/actor-ron-smoorenburg-interview.html
Friday, March 27, 2015
Greetings readers of Dan's Movie Report! As we hurl headlong into the release of 'Skin Trade' (Streaming April 23rd) (Theaters May 8th) I present more exclusive material from Skin Trade, and of course a shout out from lead actress and all around action actress Celina Jade. Celina's talents are on full display in 'Skin Trade' along side Tony Jaa, Dolph Lundgren, Michael Jai White, Peter Weller,and Ron Perlman as the human trafficking boss.
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Keep watching this space for more exclusives, contests, and exciting interviews and information from this important film on the Human Trafficking subject. Millions are trafficked each year and many cases go unreported.
For more information on 'Skin Trade' check out their official Facebook Page @ https://www.facebook.com/skintradefilm
For the awesome Magnolia Pictures and their release schedule check out: http://www.magpictures.com/
Make sure you like and follow all of the actors in 'Skin Trade' kick your browsers to these links!
Tony Jaa: https://www.facebook.com/officialtonyjaa?fref=ts
Dolph Lundgren: https://www.facebook.com/DolphLundgrenOfficial?fref=ts
Michael Jai White: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-Jai-White/205192093010913?fref=ts
Celina Jade: https://www.facebook.com/celinajade?fref=ts
Ron Perlman: https://www.facebook.com/perlmutations?fref=ts
Watch for Ron Perlman at the Megacon in Orlando April 11th and 12th! http://megaconvention.com/
Michael Jai White will be at the Florida Supercon June 25th thru 28th. Miami Beach! http://floridasupercon.com/
Sunday, March 22, 2015
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Greetings my esteemed readers. It is time once again for some sizzling new photos of the talented and sultry actress and singer Stéphanie Gérard
She was performing live at the Miss Russian L.A. 2015. Check out the hot Youtube videos posted:
Of Course read more about sexy Stéphanie Gérard
on Dan's Movie Report with her exclusive interview @ http://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2014/09/actress-stephanie-gerard-interview.html
Watch for more on sexy Stéphanie Gérard on the home for action and exclusives Dan's Movie Report!
For more information go to the official website: http://www.stephaniegerard.com/
Friday, March 20, 2015
With an epic look and a 86 minute running time 'Sword Of Vengeance' is chock full of action, anger, revenge, and a paltry amount of dialogue. The story, basic as it is, revolves around Shadow Walker (Stanley Weber) wherever he travels to, death follows. It turns out he was cast off by a ruthless king, and forced to live a life outside the kingdom being forced to scour the land looking for a place to call home and a people to fit into.
In addition the audience is introduced to a rag tag band of Saxons who are dispersed throughout the desolate landscape. In the universe of 'Sword Of Vengeance' The leader of the Saxons is actually not a big burly Viking looking man, it happens to be Annebelle (Annabelle Wallis). Her husband is killed in an early battle, and she takes it upon herself to lead the remainder of the Saxons.
Obviously, while I do believe there were women warriors in ancient and medieval times, there have been scant few female leaders in recorded history. 'Sword of Vengeance' never claims to be historically accurate, however, the Saxons, Vikings, and Berserkers all existed around the same time period and there were skirmishes and full on wars.
Regarding 'Sword Of Vengeance' it is basically one long battle sequence, interspersed with dark, brooding landscape and morose characters. Standing out from the bunch Annabelle Wallis breathes life into her battle worn character Anna. She is shown in the beginning getting brutalized, then as the movie progresses, her inner warrior comes out. Obviously, Anna has to mix it up with the men, in battle and in the um, bedroom, and Anna, has the proper combination of beauty and brawn to be believable in both aspects.
Sadly 'Sword Of Vengeance' fails in the plot development department, perhaps due to a lack of dialogue, possibly due to such a short running time. The audience is only treated to flashbacks of the Shadow Walker's past, how he got to where he is, etc... The problem is, though Stanley Weber is excellent at portraying his character, the writing and story does not allow for enough character depth for the audience to maintain sympathy for him, nor to be engaged in his fight.
The accoutrements of 'Sword Of Vengeance' aka. scenery, costumes, and background are pretty good, considering this film had a limited budget. The battle scenes are decent, except, there were parts with just too much use of the slow motion camera. The final battle was epic, with arrows, flames, pits, swords axes and mayhem.
Overall 'Sword Of Vengeance' is good, worthy of an Itunes or Amazon download. I hope to see more of Annabelle Wallis, she not only kicked ass in the film, she brought a depth to her character that was sorely lacking for the most part in the rest of the film. Overal 'Sword Of Vengeance' rates a 6.5 out of 10.
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From writer Michael Haberfelner comes his "labor of love film "A Killer Conversation", a quirky irrevrent look at relationships, and criminals wrapped up in a package of dark humor. Essentially what you have is a man named Karl Ryan Hunter , rather down on his luck being threatened by a would be murderer, Rudy Barrow, who just happens to be the most polite and understanding criminal on the planet. Seriously, he politely explains he does not want to use high caliber weapons as it will leave a mess.
Complicating matters, is Karl's ex, Pauline (Melanie Denholme) who is also the film's producer. Pauline, comes to the apartment, while the burglar/murderer is there and rather than panic or call the police she finds that chatting with him and Karl is the best idea, hahaha!
This is an arthouse style film, do not expect full silliness comedy, physical comedy, nor horror comedy. 'A Killer Conversation' is a film to watch with an open mind and a willingness to enjoy specifically British comedy, as an American, I found myself, rewinding a bit to catch the dialogue, for the most part the movie was enjoyable, and at 80 minutes, the length felt about right.
Overall the film is mostly enjoyable, slightly slow moving, but with clever, and lively dialogue, and is worth of a watch, 'A Killer Conversation' rates a 5.5 out of 10.
Website for the film is @ http://akillerconversation.com/
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