Updated news: August 11th 2012: Shinead takes a role in the upcoming Jesse Ross short film entitled Thirst. Follow the facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/thirstfilm for more info, and watch the 90 second teaser in HD on vimeo @ http://vimeo.com/46513813
Updated news: January 20th 2012: Snow White finishes successful stage run after being held over an extra week! Shinead reports that the production was given a full extra week run due to the success! Below is a behind the scenes Pic!
Shinead From her Facebook page, a very cute Snow White!
Actress Shinead Byrne (Dragon Crusaders)is currently in a stage production of Snow White. She is playing Snow White! Ironically Cecily Fay, who also was in Dragon Crusaders worked on the new Snow White and the Huntsman film as a stunt double and sword trainer. Actually I think she has a great look to play the lead character of Snow White. Shinead is a talented actress and I predict success for her either in movies or theatre!
To learn more of her activities follow her on her twitter @ https://twitter.com/#!/ShineadByrne
If you will be in Dartford, U.K. is the website to buy the tickets:
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Underground is an example of why I will never again do a year end best of until December 31st! Underground is an amalgamation of styles burrowing from The Descent in its claustrophobia, Rec with it's jump scenes and various other flicks thrown in for good measure.
The movie opens with a group of military soldiers going in to terminate the experiments that were taking place underground in a military bunker, they are killed, we never see the creatures, but it is an attention grabber.
The film actually begins two years later, as the military bunker is abandoned, and a huge group of teens are having a rave party. A fight ensues and a small group runs away from a gang chasing them, and escapes into the military bunker and are trapped.
No spoilers here, this is a fantastic wild ride of survival as two of the members of the group are marines, but alas no projectile weapons are left. Are they Zombies, no? Are they Monsters? mmm could be. Are there any humans left alive, after these experiments?
The acting is fairly solid, I do wish there were more strong female characters, but for the budget it was decent. The creatures did look a bit like The Descent, but (minor spoiler) they are more evolved, have far different capabilities, and walked erect.
All is not what it seems and the ending "whoa nelly" comes out of left field but makes total sense. In fact it is so crystal clear my stomach is turning! Watch this one!
An interesting side note, the director is Rafael Eisenman. He directed the old Showtime series Red Shoe Diaries, but this is not any love story, or is it?
I give Underground a 7.5 out of 10 A must watch, screw all the trolls, don't hate!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Actress/Sensei Zara Phythian teaching and empowering the youth to learn martial arts. Respect is taught young! She is unique in all aspects of her life! The photo was taken in Ireland appx. one month ago and is from Zara's Official Facebook page.
According to PBA Mansfield, Zara Phythian is kicking ass and taking names in China and has a film offer out there! More details to follow! Here is the official report:
BREAKING NEWS! Sensei Zara Phythian Zara Phythian Actress just smashed it on National Chinese TV with her Lady Dragon Performance ( and was mobbed by fans LOL) picking up a film offer out there too, and then quickly followed it up by taking on the challenge from National Chinese TKD Member and gaining a NEW WORLD RECORD ( Step Jump Kick ) WE ARE SOOOO PROUD of the Lady Dragon, you are simply the best ! UK Martial Arts Repped in China, Make some noise :-)
Look for feature pictures from her world record breaking performance. As soon as they are released!
Check out the Exclusive interview on Dan's Movie Report @ http://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2011/10/zara-phythian-exclusive-interview-c.html
Prepare to me my projectile! Image Credit: (C) Anchor Bay Films
Thanks to talented and dynamic producer, actress, stunt-woman Diana Lee Inosanto for this tip. I saw the trailer a couple of weeks back. Prepare yourselves for gritty action as the good guys and the bad guys go at it old school, there is drugs, guns explosions, and dark characters who are not so frindly! Blast your browsers to:
The far away folks meet the long range metal hurling object! Image credit: (C) Anchor Bay Films
Don't wait, pre-order your copy from Amazon today!
Watch for future review of Sinners and Saints, and interview with Diana in 2012!
As a note, the interview with Film Producer and Director Kantz has been moved to January, while he relaxes with his family. Best Holiday wishes to everyone!