Friday, November 23, 2012
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah all sheep do not read this! Hate me, hahaha, make some lame anonymous comments. The master of low budget madness is back again with his zombie nightmare, Zombie Massacre! Love him or hate him, Uwe manages to get funding for his projects, that are tinged with unique humor, and over the top maniacal characters. Check out his cool web portal where all of his films are featured http://www.boll-worldsales.com/
For Zombie Massacre, Uwe turns to Luca Boni and Marco Ristori to write and direct, very loosely based on the video game.
SO, again I ramble, fiery red haired Tara Cadinal as Eden Shizuka, will be you sword slicer and all around violent girl for this flick, and Uwe will play The President. HAHA
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Watch for more on Tara in 2013 with my special feature year on independent film makers. Watch for her film, Legend of the Red Reaper soon! For the trailer check out this site @ http://www.boll-worldsales.com/ALL-MOVIES1.html
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Always look on the bright side of life! HAHAHA! Well, I cannot think of a better person to be in the stage production of Monty Python's play Spamalot. The kooky and zany performance includes dancing singing and general silliness. Marissa plays a dancer, and the official performances kick off Friday November 23rd!
See Spamalot Live November 23rd 2012-December 23rd 2012 @ Pacific Repertory Theatre (Venue: Golden Bough Theatre) http://www.pacrep.org/Spamalot in Carmel, CA Contact: PacRep Box Office
Check out Marissa's exclusive interview @ http://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2012/07/actress-marissa-merrill-interview.html
Follow her on twitter @ https://twitter.com/MarissaMerrill
Watch for more from Marissa and Spamalot on Dan's Movie Report!
In July I reviewed a fantastic New Zealand short film called Echo. http://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2012/07/echo-movie-review-new-zealand.html Actress Breigh portrayed the lead tormented character and displays a rawness and intensity.
Fast forward to November of 2012 and Breigh has an official Facebook Page @ https://www.facebook.com/BreighFouhyNZ and stars in a cool performance of Crimes of The Heart at The PumpHouse theatre https://www.patronbase.com/_PH/Productions/CTH/Performances
Watch for more of Breigh in 2013 on Dan's Movie Report!
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Throughout the years of Dan's Movie Report, it is rewarding to partner with high quality lens artists to provide Dan's Movie Report with exclusive content.
Anyone reading this column that knows of a photographer, or is a photographer of actors and actresses who would be willing to lend some exclusive shots to Dan's Movie Report, please email me at the address on the top of the page.
Today I present Beau Pollock, I enjoy the man's diverse style. His diverse work range from the underground material, to high art, and even in Rolling Stone! What caught my attention is his eye for layers, and a raw beauty to his natural images. Below are a couple of exclusive 35MM film images of actress Marissa Merrill.
Enjoy Beau's Work on his official Website @ www.beaupollock.com
Beau is also actively script writing and producing, watch for more of him in the future on Dan's Movie Report.
Check out the work of these fine lens artists on Dan's Movie Report.
Boaz Zippor provided me with exclusive Krystal Vee and Selina Lo images http://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2012/06/boaz-zippor-photographic-artist.html Aimee Spinks exclusive pictures of martial Artist Zara Phythian http://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2011/11/amiee-spinks-photographic-expert-and.html
Finally the talented Emrah Mihyaz and his fantastic photos of Zara, in an artistic architectural background http://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2012/01/zara-phythian-news-update-with-new.html
Monday, November 19, 2012
Later this month, Killing them Softly will hit theaters. Brad Pitt stars as Jackie Cogan, a hitman that has a preference of killing his targets at a distance. He doesn't like how they beg for their lives and prefers to kill them softly in order to avoid the moaning.
The main plot of the film centers around a mob run poker game. Three would be criminals decide that it is a good idea to rob the mob game and the local mob economy is threatened. Pitt is the hit-man that they hire in order to take out the guys and restore order.
Above Pic: Brad Pitt in Killing Them Softly
However, the theme of the movie seems to be more politically charged. Unlike films such as the poker movie 21, this one is less about guys trying to make their name in the world and more about the criminality underlying the US financial crisis.
Pitt says, "that the movie is very much a movie that emphasizes the divide between rich and poor in American society." The mob is clearly representing American big business with the robbers as poorer Americans that need to be kept down. One main quote that has been highlighted during preview is that "America is not a country, it's a business."
Some have tried to pass off Killing Them Softly as a poker movie based on the fact that the crooks stole money from a poker game. The fact is that the movie not like poker classics like Rounders or Kaleidoscope. Instead, it is a crime action drama that is trying to act as a morality play for the American public.
It would seem that the film is trying to portray the American big business and government as having the same impact as the mob did on cities like Chicago, New York, and Las Vegas. Whether or not that impact translates to those that watch the movie remains to be seen.
What many fans can expect from the movie is a couple hours or dark humor as well as action that you would expect from most gangster movies. At present, the film is being highly anticipated by fans of both Pitt and the gangster genre and soon we will see whether Pitt made another great film choice or should go back to movies that entertain rather than educate. Killing them Softly hits theaters on November 30th.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
As 2012 comes to a close, it is time to unleash a 2013 feature on Dan's Movie Report. Spotlight interviews with independent film makers, yep people who put up their own cash to make films! My philosophy is, the more one believes in something, the further a person will strive to achieve! Some have even risked their own house, all in the pursuit of a dream!
First up is Rena Riffel. She portrayed Penny in the original Showgirls, and has continued the character with Showgirls 2: Penny's From Heaven. With producing, and directing the new film, creating a back story, writing the script, and starring as Penny, Rena wears a variety of hats. To learn more about her and Showgirls 2: Penny's From Heaven point your browsers to:
Supporting independent film makers not only gives them money directly, more often then not the money goes directly into shooting another film. I urge all of my readers to either buy directly from the film maker or attend a screening of films in this category.
In the coming weeks I will present an exclusive interview with Rena, complete with exclusive photos, and in December look for a (C) 2012 Dan's Movie Report "Showgirls 2 Sexy Christmas Contest!" More Details will follow!
Watch for future interview with Jim Cirile, and his creation, with Lou Ferrigno, Liberator!
In addition, watch for another exclusive interview from Patrick Berry who directed Veer! http://www.dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2012/11/veer-movie-review.html
Watch for a feature on Lawrence Roeck and his film The Forger as well!