Ashley Park Interview

Echoes (2018) Movie Review (Short Film)

Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report readers. A couple of years back I reviewed Kenneth Mader's Displacement. The mind bending...

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Black Lightning - Tobias Revenge To Screen @ Atlanta Comicon! July 13th!



Fresh off a major screening at Cannes International Film Festival, Choice Skinner will be attending the Atlantic Comicon!! He will be screening The Black Lightning Tobias's Revenge.

Black Lightning- Tobias’s Revenge will screen at the 2018 Atlanta Comic Con: Friday, July 13th at 6:30-7PM in Room C103!!! I’ll be in attendance and may even be in Costume!!! See you then!

The film, a two part epic fan film is in my opinion better than the series on TV now. These are of course non profit fan films but are really amazing.

Part 1:


Part 2:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPDsURkHU1s

 https://www.facebook.com/blacklightningfanfilm/

Friday, June 22, 2018

Arnold Chon Join's Director Daniel Zirilli's Hollow Point!



Above: Arnold Chon IMDB photo

Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report readers. Action man Arnold Chon has a copious amount of stunt and stunt coordinating experience. In addition 2018 is set to be a banner year for Arnold as he is producing the new Ben Ramsey short Interface, and stunt coordinating the new film from director Daniel Zirilli,  Hollow Point among other stunt-work on projects on big budget films including Peppermint and Ant Man & The Wasp! Watch for more exclusives on Hollow Point later in 2018, on your home for all thing movies, and TV-- Dan's Movie Report.

Hot clip from the scifi/action short Interface https://www.facebook.com/arnold.chon/videos/10155306394311831/

For more information on Arnold, check out his official site @ http://arnoldchon.com/


Siberia Starring Keanu Reeves Unleashes July 13th!

Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report readers, Saban Films is unleashing a brand new thriller/action film 'Siberia'! Watch for more, on your home for cool films, Dan's Movie Report!
 
 
 
 
DIRECTOR: Matthew Ross

WRITERS: Scott B. Smith, Stephen Hamel

CAST:  Keanu Reeves, Ana Ularu, Pasha D. Lynchikoff, Dmitry Chepovetsky, James Gracie, Eugene Lipinski, Rafael Petardi, with Veronica Ferres and Molly Ringwald

SYNOPSIS: ​​When a business deal in Russia goes south, a U.S. diamond merchant (Keanu Reeves) and his lover (Ana Ularu) are caught in a lethal crossfire between the buyer and federal intelligence service.

Upcoming on Dan's Movie Report - Actress Nasanin Nuri Interview!

Above: Nasasnin Nuri photo from her official website: http://www.nasaninnuri.com


Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report readers, after watching and reviewing Forbidden Power, I was quite impressed with Nasanin's performance, sweet at times, subtle at times, maniacal at others. http://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2018/06/forbidden-power-2018-movie-review.html



 Above Photos: Screenshots from Forbidden Power, (C) 2018 Paul Kyriazi/Victory Studios

A couple of years ago Nasanin did this spectacular short film called 'Where Am I'. The three minute film is a undulating narration of her coming out, could be interpreted many ways. Beautifully filmed and acted, Nasanin proves she can bring the emotion needed to take her skill to the next level. Check it out below:

https://vimeo.com/186045218

Above Photo:  Nasanin Nuri from her official website


Follow Nasanin on Instagram @  https://www.instagram.com/nassyclassy/
YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXRHvEPyZulaTAojTeJeHrA

Nasanin is unique and ready to take on new challenges! Check out her video at the UFC Gym!



Keep reading Dan's Movie Report for Nasanin's interview! All exclusive all the time, do not share the news, make it!



Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Action Actor Ron Smoorenburg Chats Asura: A Dan's Movie Report Exclusive Video!


Above: Asura promotional photo


Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report readers. Today we have a special interview, Action actor and martial arts expert Ron Smoorenburg stops by to chat Asura! The film is a 100 million dollar Chinese version of a Lord of the Rings type action/fantasy film, and is sure to turn heads all over the action World. Ron discusses his character among other things as the film comes out July 13th in Asia. Get behind the action with Ron! The Questions are below, and the answers are on this video below!





Describe your character in the Film his background etc abilities

How long was pre-production this was a 100 million dollar film was there storyboards etc?

Describe your perspective on working with a mixture of western and Chinese people is there a dynamic that can be challenging?

Even though the film had a huge budget how open were the directors and action director to allowing for some onset creativity

What did you learn from working on Asura that you think independent film makers and actors can learn from?

Beautiful garden, thanks for the interview.

Above: The Golden Goddess, Chinese Poster for Asura!

Above: Asura Tease Video Promo

That is it for now, make sure to watch for more material from Ron as Asura comes out on Dan's Movie Report,the home for exclusives!

Ron Smoorenburg Fan group

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Eric Jacobus Interview (2018) A Dan's Movie Report Exclusive!! Blindsided: The Game Chat!



Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report readers, what else can I say, Eric Jacobus has been on my radar for 16 years, and this marks our 5th interview including my Kung Fu Cinema days. Eric is a bearded man, who has a unique vision in action. Sarcastically inventive, yet quietly understated, Eric has carved his niche in indie cinema and the World is taking notice! During this special, exclusive short interview Eric discusses his new short, Blindsided: The Game. Get your cane, your truculent microcosm Shih Tzu, and deal up a hand with Eric!

Older interviews:  https://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2015/01/eric-jacobus-interview-for-rope-dope-2.html

Chat about working with Clayton and David and expanding the universe of Blindsided, actually this is the longest short you have done , of course you did the feature Death Grip.

Blindsided left people wanting to know what happens next. We knew we had to expand the world of Walter and Gordon and apple pie, and we tossed around the idea of doing a feature film and an unrelated short, but we always went back to the fans. The fans wanted to know what happened, so we went that way. We had to go into the dark world of gambling and the mob, so we created the Sal character and connected him with Gordon, and suddenly we had a whole universe to play with.

Above: I mean are you serious! This man is packing so much heat! Right Arm a pistol, left arm a loaded Shih Tzu


What are some of the initial ideas that did not make it into the expanded Blindsided: The Game?

I actually can't think of any. Clayton and I pegged the story pretty early on. What you see is what we were penning from the beginning.

Say something about working with Luke Lafontaine, he has some really creative ideas about action.

Luke was hands on with the choreography and we'd go deep into the history of Zatoichi. He knows every sword movie ever made, so you can never surprise the guy. Give him a morsel and he creates a whole movie out of it. Then we scale it back and pick out the diamonds, and those are our fight scenes.

Above: Eric Jacobus as Walter saves Jogger and Make Up artist Karen Pang from harms way, and looks good doing it! This is the mark of a true gentleman!


I asked this of Clayton and David, do you ever want to expand on Blindsided: The Game concept to make a feature film? Have you approached investors?

We'd like to do a feature or a series. It's more important to find the right people or company to carry it forward. This happens with almost every project I work on. Someone says, "Hey, your last project was brilliant, funny, original, and had great action with great composition. In my movie I want you to play a cold-blooded killer and do Borne Identity-style fight scenes and we'll shake the camera a lot." People always want to transform your project into their own. So we have to be very careful about that.

Talk about rehearsing the various fights: what are some of the new techniques and action you learned along the way?

We start with the story. Walter has a sword, these guys have guns. You can't make a long, intricate fight when it's a sword versus a gun. We could do "gun-fu" or flail the sword around for five minutes like a Rurouni Kenshin fight scene, but that would only service our egos as stuntmen. You lose people with that mindset, so as stuntmen who are creating from the ground up we have to pull back and ask, "What's the story here? What are the key moments to capitalize on?" Takeshi Kitano made memorable fight scenes out of a single move - jamming the hammer on a revolver with his thumb, or putting a bullet in a guy's mouth and socking him. This is smart film-making, so we start there. The choreography falls into place effortlessly then.

Finally, what is on deck in action for Eric, new projects and short films, maybe big budget surprises?

 JB Productions is working on the next short, and I've got some game-related projects in the pipe that should excite some folks. I've also been invited as the guest to Festigame Chile in Santiago Aug 3-5, where we're setting up a very cool live demo. You'll have to wait and see for that one.

Festigame Website:  https://festigame.com/
Thanks Eric!, I am sure we will catch up when the next big project is released!

Official Blindsided: The Game Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/blindsidedmovie/

BFF Girls (2018) Movie Review

Above Banner poster for BBF Girls!


Greetings Dan's Movie Report readers haha, ok this film literally came out of left field, far of left field! To be quite honest, had it not been for my friend Jessica Nam who plays Superhero Lilly, I never would have heard of it! From writer/director and writer Victoria Cook comes a tale of menstruation, and yeah it is what it sounds like dirty, silly and downright gross, yet beautiful. 

Above: The superheros of BFF girls! Small size, big personality!


Basically you have three young girls who are going through their menstruation periods haha see what I did there? They turn into superheros, played by different actresses who have shall I say unique powers of bleeding pushing people around and selling stuff, ha. This film is not for kids Jessica told me it is aimed at the Adult Swim crowd, I actually see a full length Troma film!

Yes BFF Girls is not for everyone, and the subject matter and exdecution is bound to offend many, but for the core audience it should find a niche I give it a 7 out of 10. Three cheers for bleeding pint sized superheros!


Upcoming Screenings:
Popcorn Frights Film Festival
Screening: August 16th Preshow before "One Cut of the Dead"
Savor Cinema
North Bend Film Festival
Screening: August 23rd @ 9:15pm as part of the "Something Strange" Shorts Block
North Bend Theatre
Sidewalk Film Festival
Screening: August 25th @ 8:25pm as part of the "After Dark Shorts: Chapter 1"
Multiplex at the Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA)
Les Femmes Underground International Film Festival
Screening:
September 1st @ 7:15pm
Phoenix Center for the Arts
#BFFGirlsFilm
#BFFGirlsForever

 https://www.facebook.com/bffgirlsfilm/
Check the official Facebook for upcoming screenings!  

http://www.brianlonano.com/ 
director homepage


Sunday, June 17, 2018

Forbidden Power (2018) Movie Review

Above photo: Poster from IMDB

Trailer for film Above:


Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report readers, today we have a 2018 film hearkening back to the direct to video films of the 80s and early 90s. Not gonna lie, I used to dig the Andy Sidaris films sexy, violent and fun! If you like his film style you will enjoy Forbidden Power. Again this film is pretty low budget, but hits the right notes of building story, colorful characters and clear filming techniques.

Forbidden Power is basically the story legend of a girl who was orphaned as her father shot his whole family and she is said to have gained mystical powers. All grown up the lady is played with acrimony, zeal and sexually charged tension by Nasanin Nuri who does a great job with the script and vamps it up evil! She is dangerous, fun, alluring and entertaining, an old school throwback to a time when films were guilty pleasures. Watch for her interview soon!

Writer/Director Paul Kyriazi crafts a great story and has a cool climax and ending that may leave a sequel open! No spoilers of what happens, but I really liked the idea of the character interaction in the first act. My only small complaint was some of the acting was not as good as it could have been, a bit stiff, Wearing many hats on the same production can at times a bit bring the quality down, but not always the case. The characters spoke the lines clearly just the conveyed emotion was not always there.

The two leads Lincoln Bevers as George and Nasanin Nuri as Veronica have a push/pull interplay that is quite engaging, They brought their A game, but again was a larger cast for an indie so each person may not have same abilities or experience in acting. This is a bit of an issue but again it is a direct to video film and clean, campy fun, well not always clean! HA!

Overall I enjoyed Forbidden Power, I am on the fence as to ratings, probably a 7 out of 10, a definite rent or, if you like old school 80s horror films a buy. I hope to see more of Nasanin, she really worked hard on this one, she brings the rating up. Order on Amazon now-

 https://www.amazon.com/Forbidden-Power-Lincoln-Bevers/dp/B07DNM41CX/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1529807879&sr=8-1&keywords=forbidden+power&dpID=519kjX4HFWL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch