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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Virtual Revolution Movie Review (C) 2016 Dan's Movie Report

Above photo: Virtual Revolution poster from IMDB page



Greetings readers for Dan's Movie Report. Fresh off the South Florida premiere of 'Virtual Revolution' at Florida Supercon and their win for best sci-fi film at the convention, it is definitely time to blast out this review. Thanks to Director/writer for the early screener of 'Virtual Revolution'. 

'Virtual Revolution' paints a dark picture of Paris in 2047. The revolution is not what people think, most of the world is in a escape from reality mode. They people have chairs with a device that plugs into the side lobes of the brain through a wireless link. This device is used to escape from the daily life, and allows the user to become part of an alternate scenario where they can be anyone and in any time period. 75 percent of the world is known as 'The Connected' and these people are basically tuned out of reality and the line blurs between what is real and what is virtual.

The lead character Nash (Mike Dupod) reminds me of a mix of Snake Pliskan and Rick Deckard. He is assigned to find out who is responsible for uploading the virus that is killing virtual players. They are called Necromancers, the ones who try to kill the virtual players.



Above Photo: 'Virtual Revolution' Petra and Nicolas (C) 2016 Lidderdalei Productions

In the virtual world he has a strong alley in Kate (Petra Silander) she is a real warrior woman. Petra is strong and gets into the action. In a particular sequence reminiscent of Terminator 2, Petra is using a really big gun and fighting a mechanical robot intent on killing. Petra is a dynamo, and forces the audience to be engaged in 'Virtual Revolution' with her commanding on screen persona.

It is nice to see strong female characters on screen in addition to Petra look for as Finlen. She is a great actress and has several projects out now.

'Virtual Revolution' is a great indie film, it is important to note that this film has a very modest budget, but has a bigger budget feel. There are a lot of special effects, green screen, and a variety of great sets even for this smaller scale production. The plot is a bit confusing in the middle, but a second viewing and re-watching the beginning and end over, allows the audience a glimpse inside Guy's ambitious project. 'Virtual Revolution' sets a standard for indie films and proves that even without a massive studio backed budget, creative work can be accomplished.

Overall 'Virtual Revolution' is a great example of an amalgamation of visual styles and cinematic genres. The should appeal to the gamer and sci-fi audiences alike.  The film rates a strong 7.5 out of 10 and a recommended buy, when available. In the mean time check out the 'Virtual Revolution' web sites for more information.

 http://virtualrevolutionmovie.com/
 https://www.facebook.com/virtualrevolutionthemovie/?fref=ts
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4054004/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1




Friday, July 8, 2016

Occupants at Florida Supercon (C) 2016 A Dan's Movie Report Excluisve! Exclusive Photos!

 Above photo: (C) 2016 Danny Templegod 'Occupants' Panel Discussion 7-2-2016


Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report readers. 'Occupants' director Russ Emanuel recently completed a trio of film screenings at Florida Supercon. I was on hand for the Saturday evening screening, and can report that it was well attended and well received by the festival goers. Various additional guests from the film included producer Howard Nash, composer Vasilis Milesis, lead actor Michael Pugliese, and actor Robert Picardo.



 Above Photo: (C) 2016 Danny Templegod 'Occupants' screening audience 7-2-2016, a Dan's Movie Report Exclusive.


Above Photos: (C) 2016 Juan Artigas used with permission.


Russ also informed me that he won the award for best director, which is a fantastic achievement. Currently, Occupants is making the festival rounds, but watch for an official release soon! Of course Dan's Movie Report has reviewed 'Occupants' http://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2016/04/occupants-movie-review-2016.html

Above Photo: (C) 2016 Juan Artigas (Used with permission for article)

Check out Russ's brand new director reel @ https://vimeo.com/173995490


Closer to the release time look for a feature interview with director Russ. In the meantime check out the official 'Occupants' websites:

http://occupantsthemovie.com/
https://www.facebook.com/occupantsthemovie
https://twitter.com/russellemanuel

The next major premiere for 'Occupants' is the San Diego Comic-Con!

July 23, 2016 @ 10:45pm
Occupants West Coast Premiere at the San Diego Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, where director Russ Emanuel, producer Howard Nash, actress Briana White, and director of photography / editor Emile Haris attend promoting Occupants, including a Panel Discussion and a live video feed by Eric D. Brown of the Cosmic Café Show.


Thursday, July 7, 2016

'Black Salt' Autographed DVD Contest! A Dan's Movie Report Exclusive! WIN A FREE DVD!



Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report readers, over the next couple of months watch for a trio of very cool exclusive autographed contests. Up first, 'Black Salt' recently had it's premiere in California on the big screen and several of the stars and production staff were on hand for this fabulous event.

Of course your home for exclusives, Dan's Movie Report got a couple of DVDs to giveaway to lucky readers. The DVDs are still sealed and the autographs are on the outside wrapper and include the main cast and producers, 7 in total!

 Above Photo: Michael P. Blaylock @ Black Salt California screening June 23rd 2016.

What to do for this contest, you ask, just tell me what your favorite action film is, in the comments below or on my FB fan page along with your email and address. The comments will remain private on Blogger until a winner is chosen. United States entries only. For Facebook entries please use private message. for sending your information!

Of course check out my film review of 'Black Salt' @ http://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2015/11/black-salt-movie-review-2015-short-film.html

Above photo: Black Salt Exclusive! (C) 2015 Ratti Entertainment for Dan's Movie Report


I encourage all of my readers to support this fantastic short film and purchase directly from their store @ http://blacksaltstorefront.com/ they have DVDs T-shirts, hats, comic books, and a limited edition action figure! Be a part of history and get your limited edition 'Black Salt' swag today!

Check out the 'Black Salt' official Facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/blacksaltthemovie/

Speaking of action, read the interview with Director of 'Black Salt' Ben Ramsey @ http://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2016/04/director-ben-ramsey-interview-c-2016.html


To enter the contest on Facebook, please message me on the official Dan's Movie Report page @
https://www.facebook.com/DansMovieReport/?fref=ts 





Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Boxer (2015) Movie Review (Short Film) (C) 2016 Dan's Movie Report



Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report readers. Today across my desk comes a lightning bolt of crazy, mixed with a gang sized can of ass kicking, including a side of fun. From Actress/Producer/Writer Toy Lei comes a 5 minute slice of insanity entitled 'Boxer' and no this film is not about a boxer. Apparently sweet Toy is not so sweet and hides her profession from her child.

Think 'Leon' as Toy has targets she must eliminate in 'Boxer', all the while attempting to live a normal life. Toy does an excellent job wearing three hats in 'Boxer' and keeps the film flowing and the action tight. Of course this is a work of fiction, but I am sure at times, judging from Toy's honest, pull no punches attitude, she would not mind to smack a few idiots around, haha!

Above Photo: Etheria Film Festival Award on red carpet!

'Boxer' is a high quality short film and actually won best action film at the Etheria film night festival! Check out some new screenings upcoming including San Diego Comicon! I recommend attendance at one of these screenings!

More screenings for 'Boxer' @

 - jul 9, SINS 2016 Horror Short Films Mix Tape, Syracuse, NY
- jul15, Spin & Scream Horror Monthly! Celebration of Women in Horror!,
Phillipsburg, NJ
- jul 20-24, 2016 Comic-Con International, San Diego

Thu, Jul 21 12:05p Pac. Ballroom 23
 - sep16, 2016 Screenland Armour, kansas city, mo

Facebook for 'Boxer' @ https://www.facebook.com/BoxerShortFilm/?fref=ts

Sunday, July 3, 2016

X-men: Psylocke! Hot Fan film from Janice Hung and Saegen Entertainment! Exclusive Photos And Report! (C) 2016 Dan's Movie Report




Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report readers. Today across my desk I was transported to the psychic energy blade of Psylocke! Janice Hung is an international Wushu champ and has several projects under her belt. Being an X-Men fan I felt the time is right to report on how amazing Janice actually is as Psylocke, and this really cool 3 minute fan film!



 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Qxn4sCx17s  
Youtube link for X-men: Psylocke

X-men: Psylocke, shows Janice in action battling various Ninjas, and ultimately a massive fight with Sabertooth at the end! Very cool material. All aspects of the short are top notch and the direction from Louise Viola is crisp. Of course Janice and her choreographic prowess is on display, as she takes on duty as action director.



Overall a great film. A must watch! Watch for more exclusives on Janice later in 2016 on Dan's Movie Report!

All photos in this post are EXCLUSIVE to Dan's Movie report and are (C) 2016 Jen Louise Viola
Marc Schweflinghaus Photos are for promotional use only, may not be redistributed.

Please follow the amazing Janice on these sites!

Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/JaniceHungTV/?fref=ts
Twitter @  https://twitter.com/janicehung
IMDB @ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2632981/
Youtube @ https://www.youtube.com/c/JaniceHung