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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Ninja: Shadow Of A Tear Trailer Online! ScreenShots!

Above Pic: Scott takes out two! (C) 2013 Millennium Films


Back in 2009 I reviewed a Scott Adkins film called Ninja, http://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2009/11/ninja-movie-review-danny-shamon.html I got lots of crap for liking that film, fast forward 4 years, Scott Adkins is back with a vengeance with Ninja: Shadow Of A Tear, with Issac Florentine directing and Tim Man as a Fight director and taking on the role of Myat. 

Above pic: Scott Adkins & fight choreographer Tim Man analyse the replay of a take. (C) 2013 Ninja:  Shadow of a Tear Facebook Page

The trailer just posted online on youtube @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34xgxMiRP94&feature=youtu.be and the film just had it's world premiere at the Fantastic Fest 2013, to a rowdy appreciative crowd.



Kick your browsers to the Scott Adkins Facebook Page @ https://www.facebook.com/officialscottadkins

Check out the high flying expert talent of Tim Man @ https://www.facebook.com/mastunts

Like the film on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ninjashadowofatear

IMDB page is: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2458106/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


Friday, September 20, 2013

Five Thirteen Movie Review



The complex plot of Five Thirteen revolves around two brothers, Mike Avelawance Phillips and Tre Malik Barnhardt , The younger brother Tre served four years in prison for a crime he did not commit,  Mike the older brother agrees to do one last job to allow Tre to be free from the criminal element and protect his young daughter. Incidentally 513 is the temperature of a fired bullet, and has other significance in the film.

What evolves in the 110 minutes of Five Thirteen after a cop is shot, is a downward spiral chain of events, a complex story with crime drama nirvana!  Many criminal factions are at work in Five Thirteen. Drug King of Miami Stephen Bauer needs a kidney. Danny Trejo as El Loco wants his money and will stop at nothing to get it, wants to get the kidney to him, corrupt bankers, dirty cop James Russo. In addition to all of that a corrupt bank is robbed, an inside job, little do the robbers know about, the money launderers and their connections. Whew a lot to process.

Above Pic: El Loco (Danny Trejo) lets everyone know who the craziest one in the room is, as his lady played by actress Kikey Castillo is ready to drive the point home with a bullet!

Rather then delving into specific plot points, that would spoil it, I will focus on the fact that the sheer amount of double and triple crosses are worth the watch and the absolutely over the top villains. First up in the villain category is Danny Trejo, a bad ass Mexican smuggler known by the name of El Loco, his reputation as El Loco began humbly, ok maniacally ha,  when at 13 he stabbed to death, with pencils, two guys raping his sister. Tom Sizemore plays a double crossing foul mouthed criminal named Glen. Glen just doesn't care, he wants to get paid, and not to be messed with. In one scene he tells a woman involved in a double cross who pulls a gun on him,  "Don't point your gun at me, I will kill you by looking at you!" He is brash, spits a lot and has the eyes rolling back into the head attitude, a treat to watch! Stephen Bauer, has a small role, wish his character was more developed, but the film did establish he was sick and needed a transplant to survive. James Russo is the dirty detective, who manipulates Tre and several others to serve his own ends. Russo is well suited for his role in Five Thirteen.

 Above Pic: Gus (Tom Sizemore) is about to get angry, soon bullets, insults and saliva will fly!

The actors who play brothers do a decent job, and the plot in FiveThirteen relaxes enough, thus allowing for some solid character development, and for the audience to understand the story. Shootouts, bank heists, colorful characters, and thankfully no sappy love story, save for a short "baby momma drama", make Five-Thirteen an entertaining crime drama for a late night viewing. I rate Five Thirteen an 8 out of 10.

Both Danny and Tom have twitter accounts:
https://twitter.com/officialDannyT
https://twitter.com/tomsizemore

More info on Five Thirteen can be found @ https://www.facebook.com/FiveThirteenMovie



Actresses Lilly Melgar and Martha Madison Launch Soapbox radio/tv show!



General Hospital Actress Lilly Melgar and her talk show partner Days Of Our Lives star Martha Madison began their weekly radio, video call in show called Soapbox The show airs at 2pm PST every Thursday, and posts online shortly afterward. While the show mainly concentrates on the daytime soaps, they discuss all aspects of the entertainment, and women's topics, and feature various guests.

Photo by Omar Cruz, hair by Shirin Guli, art direction by NiNo Alicea and photo shoot produced by Jessica Jimenez — at www.scentualbylilly.com

Ab0ve Pic: Sample of Scentual by Lilly promo pic

Online PR News – 19-September-2013 –Hollywood Swag Bag is preparing gift bags for the 2013 Emmy Nominees to be delivered to a top-secret location. This year proves to be one of the largest and most filled bags to date.
Lilly Melgar, most recognized for her role as “Lily Rivera Corinthos” on daytime’s General Hospital has just launched her new skincare line. Emmy Nominees will be among the first to try the KarmaSutra Body Scrub & Lust - Lychee Candle from her Scentual by Lilly line.  www.scentualbylilly.com

For more info on Lilly check her exclusive interview  on Dan's Movie Report
 http://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2012/08/actress-lilly-melgar-interview-exclusive.html

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Michelle Lee Interview "Exclusive" Mortal Kombat: Legacy II Chat!

Above Pic (C) 2013 Machinima. Click on photo for wallpaper sized image

Update 9-30-13: Exclusive wallpaper for Michelle Lee as Mileena! http://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2013/09/mileena-mortal-kombat-legacy-ii.html

Michelle Lee is an action star on the rise, Hard to believe I first met her a decade ago at Dragonfest! Because of her hard work and dedication over that time span, Michelle is one of the most sought after stunt women in the country. Her talent, quick wit, and lightning fast moves are evident in the latest installment of Mortal Kombat: Legacy II webseries from Machinima. Her portrayal of Mileena in the popular series should blast her to new heights. Michelle takes time out from the set of Transformers to conduct this exclusive interview for Dan's Movie Report. Enough of my rambling, on to the chat. As the Mortal Kombat saying goes, Get Over Here!

How did you get started in Martial Arts? Was Wushu your first love?

I'm Chinese, we were born with KungFu skillz.

Ok, share a unusual, and never before told story about your involvement with Pirates of the Caribbean,as I think all of those questions have been asked and answered : a huge production, must have been fun and a solid learning experience

I've never mentioned in an interview, prior to yours that there was a scene where I took chopsticks out of my hair and I stabbed a british soldier in the eyes with them. It was cool and greusome and the blood coming out of his eyes looked so realistic. I was hoping it would make it into the film but it got edited out. However, if you search online you might be able to find an easter egg of deleted scenes that will have that edit. Also, Gore Verbinski, the director, mentioned to me he wanted to expand on my character because he loved the concept, however, there was not enough time. Next time Gore!


Ok enough about the past, wow, 2012 and 2013 have been super busy for you. Stunts, acting and Motion capture. Lets start with Mo-Cap Resident Evil 6 and Ada Wong, Maybe share a funny motion capture story, harnesses, and light dots, must have been fun.

I loved the Resident Evil series and because I played it myself, I was super excited to book the role of Ada Wong. I got to showcase both acting and stunts. It was such a treat to work with the Capcom team from Japan. The environment they created was very cool and different than any American production I've ever been a part of.

Actually I think you would make a great Ada Wong in the next RE film, did you ever audition for the film role on any Resident Evil movie?

I agree with you, maybe you should tell Paul Anderson (the director of RE) that! Lol.

(C) 2013 Machinima, Dan's Movie Report screen capture, click image for wallpaper size!

On Mortal Kombat: Legacy II, the new series from Machinima, you portray Mileena, a dynamic bad girl, did you also try out for the Kitana role? I liked Dana Hee's portrayal of her in the movie version.

Well I'm a dynamic bad girl. I did not try out for Kitana. They asked me to chose which lines to read at the audition. After reading both, I chose Mileena. Its so much more fun to play the villain. It just comes naturally to me.


Above Pic: Mileena drives her point home, (C) 2013 Machinima, Dan's Movie Report Screen click for wallpaper sized whoop-ass!

Share some training insights for your part as Mileena on the MK production.

I prepared for the role first by watching the previous MK movies, and watching all of Mileena's fatalities online. This gave me a sense of the world and also what our awesome director Kevin did to alter that world for the new Legacy series. It was fun emersing myself into that realm and creating what a Tarkatan is to me (Editor note: a Tarkatan is an warrior race in the Mortal Kombat world, for more info http://mortalkombat.wikia.com/wiki/Tarkata ) Additionally, I brainstormed ideas for her look and how she would move. Finally, I trained with Mileena's weapon of choice, the sai, and my character all came together. Plus, I had incredible actors and actresses to work with that made my character so much easier to pull off.


Photo Credit: www.tonychu.com  Tony Chu https://www.facebook.com/tonychuphotography

The softer side of Michelle Lee, click image for wallpaper size! 

Now that we have discussed movies, video games, and mo-cap, chat about Michelle the person, is it more shopping for shoes or as you did in that video, Gun play and learning more about stunts?

I have a collection of shoes but maybe not the kind you may think. I'm crazy about running shoes, tennis shoes, wushu shoes... lol. And my money is spent on my interests indeed... and Wholefoods.

I am assuming that action is your favorite genre of film, is Michelle Lee ever going to be in a romantic comedy or erotic thriller, haha, as I do see your humorous sexy side.


Above Pic: Michelle Lee as Mileena violent and sexy! (C) 2013 Machinima, Screencap:  Dan's Movie Report

I love all genres of film. I'm not limiting myself to any specific genre.

When you are not being the action stunt woman, how do unwind?

I have several projects outside of stunts. I love photography, and the arts, including digital arts (graphics and creating apps). One of which I am finishing up on now and will be releasing soon!


Above Pic: Michelle on set in Chicago for new Transformers film! A Dan's Movie Report Exclusive! Click for wallpaper size!

Should be fun, we will chat on your apps when they are ready to be released, for now, I will let you get back to work and wrap up the interview, what are some of your future projects?

I have a video game I am currently working on for PS4 called The Order 1886. The game has incredible graphics and gameplay, and I'm excited myself to get my hands on a PS4 and play it. Also, I am currently in Chicago stunting on Transformers 4, Age of Extinction. Its exciting to work on a Michael Bay film for the first time, I've been a fan of his work forever!

For additional information on Michelle follow her on twitter @ https://twitter.com/___MichelleLee


Her official page is www.actressmichellelee.com , and check out her IMDB page: @ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1685477/

Check out Michelle's youtube portal for various demos including an action and hosting one! She really has a multitude of talent! @ http://www.youtube.com/user/michelleleerocks?feature=watch


Watch for more on Michelle in the future on your inside source for action, Dan's Movie Report www.dansmoviereport.com 

Also check out this cool Asians on Film Video! interview! Check out this cool 2 part video interview of Michelle in Asians On Film! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y90-uSxRf8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn0Xeypk_z0