Zara Phythian interview posted! Please follow link @ http://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2011/10/zara-phythian-exclusive-interview-c.html
Watch Dan's Movie Report for an upcoming interview with martial artist/actress Zara Phythian. Ms Phythian chats about her martial arts background, and her upcoming role in the UK horror film The Hike, which invades home video in the UK October 24th.
Below is a screen capture from the trailer of The Hike:
Check Zara's Official site @ http://www.zaraphythian.co.uk/
Her acting reel is on youtube @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5y5jhwSB1A&feature=player_embedded#!
Pre-order The Hike if you live in the UK on Amazon UK @ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hike-DVD-Tamer-Hassan/dp/B005GJTMVS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1316288900&sr=8-1
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
As a fan of Michael Madsen's acting style I was drawn to this film for what looked like a good crime drama with a good dose of action thrown in. Truth be told Mr Madsen was not in this film for more than three minutes, but Amsterdam Heavy delivers the action in an unusual and non subtle way.
As the film opens and we see the lead character JD (played with underlying intensity by Rik Sinkeld) breaking out of a shipping container with the label Amsterdam Heavy on it. He has been drugged, shirtless, and only has small shards of his memory. As the movie progresses JD meets a couple of street thugs, he dispatches them, and now he has his clothes and is ready to roll.
He has a number scrawled on his arm with a shard of glass, He dials the number, and viola we meet the heroine of the film Monique Lander. She is portrayed with salacious enthusiasm by actress Alison Carroll. Although Alison has little film experience, she is a pretty good actress, clear speaking voice, is adorable, and makes Amsterdam Heavy a fun film to watch. Monique is an undercover cop, who happens to be working at the strip club of the bad guy they are after.
Monique fills JD in on his life, who he is, who she is. JD learns he has a family, and not only does he have to find them, he has to get after the people who are after him, and the corrupt department he works for. Alison is definitely the acting highlight of Amsterdam Heavy, hopefully she will get more roles.
Above Screen Capture: Alison Carroll as Monique in Amsterdam Heavy
Amsterdam Heavy has lots of action, fighting and gun play. Some of it believable, some of it ridiculous, especially when JD gets his clock cleaned by two rail thin fighting girl thugs. Topping things off, after finishing him, one of them slings him over her shoulder like a two pound sack of potatoes. Alison's character Monique does look like she can kick some ass however, and to no surprise we witness her rough behavior as well.
Unfortunately much of the other acting is not so good, but Amsterdam Heavy has enough action and scantily clad ladies to give this film a recommend watch.
I rate Amsterdam Heavy a 6 out of 10, a definite rent or Netflix stream.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
In my eager anticipation of Ross Boyask's production of Warrioress, I decided to watch and review one of his earlier films 10 Dead Men. The film is a basic story of revenge on 10 men who were responsible for taking away the life of Ryan (Brendan Carr) by killing his fiance and unborn child.
Throughout the entire film a narration runs explaining to the viewer the story. To be honest, I didn't really like it too much at first, but due to the short length of the film it did seem to help fill in the back story of the characters who harmed the lead actor. I do wish there were more speaking parts to further develop the story.
The acting was not too bad for a low budget film, even though there was very little dialogue. The guys who were supposed to look fearless and brutal did so. The ones who were supposed to look meek and scared also played their part.
The action was almost non-stop, and was obviously the best aspect of 10 Dead Men. The fights were fast and furious, with some quick cuts and brutal climaxes. 10 Dead Men is a guys movie, in fact all of the characters in the film were guys except Ryan's adorable fiance Amy (Poojah Shah) and perhaps the most vicious, brutal, violent, and cutest thug of them all, "Dominatrix" - portrayed with sexy zeal by Cecily Fay.
Above Pic: Cecily Fay as Dominatrix in 10 Dead Men
This is a good film, definitely worthy of a rent or a buy, especially if it is action that is desired. I rate 10 Dead Men a 6.5 out of 10.
Purchase on Amazon @
MTI Home Video www.mtihomevideo.com