For fans of The Hunger Games, RAZE!, and action make sure you say hello to Actress/Stunt-woman Tara Macken at The Florida Supercon! Check out pics below for reference! Follow her on twitter! https://twitter.com/#!/taramacken
Above Pic: Sexy Tara Macken from her Facebook Page!
If you live in Florida, don't forget to go to Florida Supercon. Click link on top of page fore more info! www.floridasupercon.com/
FLORIDA SUPERCON: South
Florida's Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and
Pop Culture Convention is JUNE 29 - JULY 2, 2012. It's 4 days of fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A's, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more! FSC
will be returning for year seven to the MIAMI AIRPORT CONVENTION CENTER
(MACC), formally known as the Miami Mart Airport Hotel and Convention
As a writer I feel that film should be available for the masses. More often then not in a poorer parts of the world there are smaller amounts of outlets to view films, and due to the financial situation the average person cannot afford to see one even if there is a theater near by. This cool organization brings film experience to the rural masses by setting up screens and speakers on the sides of trucks, very cool!
Above Pic: Caroline Baron (FilmAid), Robert Deniro, James Slack (Chivas Regal) Celebrating their partnership
The 65th edition of the Festival de
Cannes will see luxury whisky brand Chivas Regal increase its commitment
to cinema and film by unveiling plans to raise awareness of its global
charity partner FilmAid International.
year on from launching the global partnership in Cannes, which was
supported by FilmAid Global Artists Council member Robert De Niro, Chivas
will hold a screening of a new short film, which brings to life some of
the work that has been made possible through the partnership to date.
a preview of the film and an exclusive insight into FilmAid in action,
watch this teaser compiled using specially commissioned photographs by
Olivia Arthur of Magnum Photography:
Actor T.J. Storm is one person Hollywood producers have seemed to pass over when looking for a new action hero. I cannot figure out why, he has the looks, charisma and talent to easily carry a film. With the release of Black Cobra, (from the novel When The Cobra Strikes), T.J. is given a vehicle to hone his multiple skills, hopefully propelling him into the mainstream and allowing the world to be aware of his skills outside of the martial arts community where he already enjoys a huge following and utmost respect.
Black Cobra follows the journey of Sizwe Biko (Storm) trying to sell some smuggled "black diamonds" to pay for his father's pardon in South Africa, it is revealed early in the film that the diamonds are from his own family. Sizwe meets some interesting characters along his torrid journey. Biko meets up with a shady business man Goro Tanaka (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and agrees to sell the diamonds, that is where the action begins. As three masked assassins fight and take back the cash!
Above Pic: Goro Tanaka (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), is an angry man full of vengeance!
Ok no more plot spoiling! Black Cobra is full on action and the story unfolds at a lightning pace for the last 50 minutes. There is no wasted filler here, and that is a welcome change for a low budget filck, the dialogue here actually means something. Black Cobra also throws in a nice subplot of Tanaka's son wanting to take over his father's business.
Above Pic: Sexy, dangerous, and masked, Jade is not to be messed with!
The guys are not the only one to enjoy the action in Black Cobra, watch for an appearance by sexy, sweet martial arts star Stephanie Cheeva as Shihan Kris a positive, informational influence, talented Kiralee Hayashi and microcosm of death, the lightning quick Jade Quon as the masked assassin Jade. Jade is the bodyguard of Goro Tanaka. Watch for a sexy cat-fight about one hour in haha!
Just about every aspect of this film is entertaining to watch, as all of the acting and dialogue is important and consistent, the direction is tight by Scott Donovan and Lilly Melgar, and the scene editing is tight and not wasteful.
Above Pic: Shihan Kris (Stephanie Cheeva) a calming, zen-like intellectual influence who can still wield a mean kick!
For martial arts fans this film is a must as there are several solidly filmed fight scenes. In fact this film is one of my indie picks for 2012, a must watch! All of the secondary characters in Black Cobra offer some interesting dialogue, and enhance the story.
Overall I rate Black Cobra a 9 out of 10! Full on fun, excitement, well acted and full of action. This one is worth a purchase.
Above Pic: Poster from The Asylum for Abraham Lincoln Vs Zombies
With the recent halfway decent films from The Asylum, I fully expected Abe vs Zombies to be a fun romp through a time long ago, as our 16th president dons his top hat, and his fold-able sickle, dispatching zombies from town to town..
Sadly Abe vs Zombies falls flat on it's flintlock when it comes to the wretched acting and horrid dialogue. The actors might as well be reading their lines from 4X6 cards like on Inside the Actor's Studio. Being attacked by zombies at every turn should elicit excitement and tense situations. The script, allows for long dialogue and surprising scenes of lack of much of anything going on.
Above Pic: Bill Oberst Jr. as Abe, apparently he hates zombies!
The movie opens with a young Abe having to kill his mother after she is turned into a zombie. Once president he is on a mission to not only irradiate the zombies, but to find out why it is happening. The scenery shifts to a fort held by confederate soldiers, which is also over-run by zombies.
The high point of the film is the costuming, the look of the soldiers is decent for a 150,000 dollar film. The down time between the action and the overly wordy dialogue is long and tedious. In addition to that, the mild attempt at humor falls tepidly flat as the characters move from scene to scene.
The settings and scenery are standard for The Asylum, and provide some look to what life was like in the 1860s, but most of the scenery is a matte painting or CGI.
The best acting, if you call it that, goes to Bill Oberst Jr. (Abe Lincoln), at least he showed some of Lincoln's mannerisms and facial expressions. The majority of the rest of the acting ranges from barely passable, to downright horrendous. Baby Norman, who portrays Mary Owens, is also a bright spot, especially given her lack of experience. She is pleasant to look at, moves naturally in front of the camera, and at least tries hard to get in to her character. Even with the few bright spots, do not expect Mr. Oscar to come knocking haha!
Above Pic: Baby Norman as Mary Owens, look at her bug gun, she is sexy and pissed off!
I have witnessed far worse movies than Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies, the blood and be-headings should be enough to satisfy most zombie fans, provided they can stomach the putrid dialogue. There is some action, but not nearly enough urgency for a film where the protagonist's are in peril.
Overall I give Abraham Lincoln vs The Zombies a 4 out of 10. Watch at your own risk, and perhaps a zombi-fication of your own mental capacity will not befall you.
Actor Ben Loyd Holmes floated me this fresh new link and can finally confirm that he has a part in the upcoming bond film Skyfall! The one and a half minute trailer is just a teaser of the upcoming film that will be unleashed on 11-09-12!