Saturday, December 8, 2012

Movie Boozer infuses Alcohol While Watching Movies!

I checked my Twitter account today and saw a new follower Movie Boozer  These people, are a riot and review films on the basis of drinking games. The watch for parts of the movie to drink to and point them out, also, the movie reviews are actually very entertaining. Why you ask am I promoting other sites, well, I like these guys (and girls) they have an extreme sense of humor, and are rather cool with their opinions! I also like the layout of the site. Great work!

Check out their site and have a drink on them, also they watch The Asylum films!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Daisy Diamond Movie Review

Daisy Diamond is a sombre, sordid, and ultra depressing story of a young woman raped by her boyfriend and then forced to live a life of a single mother named Anna portrayed by Noomi Rapace, with a constantly crying baby named Daisy. She has lofty dreams, goals, that are hopelessly hampered, by her baby getting in the way.

Anna is thwarted at every turn by the many casting agents and directors turning her down, even going so far as to insult her. Daisy Diamond falls in the epic tragedy category, so mind-blowing and confounding, disturbing, dastardly, and excruciatingly beautiful to watch. Even with the loquacious monologues by Noomi's character, Daisy Diamond manages to unfold into movie that dares and forces the viewer not to look away. No subject is taboo in Daisy Diamond.

Noomi gives a inimitable performance, worthy of an academy award, except the subject matter is so bruising, that I am sure no member of the academy would ever watch, or if they did would be scared to admit it. Noomi is in every scene bearing her body and soul in more ways than one in Daisy Diamond. This is perhaps the finest performance of any actress in the last decade, sadly, few will ever see it.

Noomi states, that Daisy Diamond is her favorite film to act in, as it was so challenging. This is not Prometheus, nor The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. I warn ALL potential viewers of Daisy Diamond, it will offend and shock you. Noomi's character is raw emotion, pent up sexual tension, rage, undying love, and sadness rolled into a rather disheveled, five foot three inch package. Daisy Diamond is highly original, and deserves a wide release in the US, but sadly due to the subject matter it will never arrive.

Still reading my review? I recommend to all potential viewers to watch a film such as In My Skin, Baise Moi, or Irreversible BEFORE watching this. If these films bother you or offend, don't even bother, cause Daisy Diamond is worse. If you have small children or are one of those parents, cooing all the time about your cute kids, I will be honest, don't watch, you will hate Daisy Diamond, and probably want to beat up Noomi.

I am very used to watching European films, and for me Daisy Diamond is an undulating masterpiece, a crowning achievement in film, simplistic in approach, yet seething with energy. Daisy Diamond rates a 10 out of 10, a perfect score, because the film accomplished exactly what it set out to do, disturb the viewer, not just with shocking individual scenes, but with a concise, all be a very dysmorphic story.

Amazon has the DVD as a Region 2 disc

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Baytown Outlaws Movie Review

Above Pic: Poster for The Baytown Outlaws

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Yes! Time for a bit of grindhouse style fun. Bringing home the old school pulp cinema wildness, is The Baytown Outlaws. The film follows a group of no good rebels named the Oodie brothers, a gang of misfits, who are murderers, thieves, and general bad dudes. This film has the stamp of a Tarantino production, fast paced, ultra-violent, and sarcastic.

Above Pic: Sultry Eva Longoria hires the gang (C) 2012 Universal Pictures

The film opens up with a wild shootout and flails out from there. Watch for sultry Eva Longoria as Celeste wants to hire the gang to get her godson back. Also in the mix is drug dealer Carlos portrayed by a smart ass talking Billy Bob Thorton. Billy Bob has the best lines in the film, such as how come nobody uses finesse anymore right before the

Of course things are more confounded than they seem because the brothers have to go through Billy Bob's gang to get her Godson back. After a massive shootout, the rest of the film is full of revenge and violence.

In the mix is a sarcastic police sheriff Millard, who could actually care less about justice. Millard, (Andre Braugher) looks a blind eye to the gang. Even helping the gang to rid the streets of criminals by using the gang's services.

Above Pic: Sexy and dangerous Zoë Bell out of the brothel, straight into the violence! (C) 2012 Universal Pictures

Adding some spice added to the mix is an ultra sexy and ruthlessly violent group of thugs. A motorcycle gang to rival Sons of Anarchy, except far better looking, sorry Ron haha! This group of biker umm.. ladies,  actually more like salacious vixens, are lead by a dark haired Zoë Bell as Rose. These sweet girls do Carlos's dirty work, supposedly by diving and conquering. Carlos sends the ladies to destroy the Oodie Brothers gang. Carlos calls Celeste and states: "I sent some really awful bitches to handle the situation." Billy Bob then threatens "Once they track down your fella's it is not gonna be a bloodbath it is gonna get fuckin' sexy." Just as side review comment, where do these gangs of sexy ladies hang out, can they be rented, from, say a Redbox hahah? Ms Bell and her ladies deliver the sex, the violence, and most importantly the overly tight lingerie hahahah!

Above Pic: Billy Bob as Carlos calls in a favor. (C) 2012 Universal Pictures

The acting is solid, the guys are supposed to be rebels, and as an audience we are thrust into their world complete with sepia tones, redneck dialogue, and off kilter actions. Billy Bob is back on top with his attitude and mannerisms. His sardonic tone is a perfect mix in The Baytown Outlaws.

The Baytown Outlaws is a fast paced ride; full of bad attitude, curse words, crude behavior, and violence. It is highly entertaining. Do not expect polished art, but worthy of a purchase, I rate this over the top coolness an 8 out of 10. Buy it!

Amazon has it right now! Makes a wonderful Christmas gift!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Anchor Bay Entertainment Delivers The Package February 19th 2013!

Above Pic: Blu-Ray cover for The Package (C) 2012 Anchor Bay Entertainment

Action, Action Action! If it is action and violence that is desired, Anchor Bay Entertainment will deliver The Package starring Steve Austin and Dolph Lundgren on February  19th 2013! Jesse Johnson directs The Package, so expect copious amounts of attitude and violence.

Austin plays Tommy and all he has to do is simply deliver a package to "The German" played by Lundgren. Things get a bit wild when other people want the package and are willing to kill Tommy to get it!

Above Pic: Monique Ganderton in The Package (C) 2012 Anchor Bay Entertainment

Watch for sultry actress Monique Ganderton as "Monique" turning up the heat and danger as well! For more info on Monique check out her exclusive interview on Dan's Movie Report

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Actress Rena Riffel Interview (Exclusive Photos!)

(All photos of Rena Riffel in this interview are EXCLUSIVE, provided directly from Rena, and can be made into desktop wallpaper by clicking, Enjoy!)

As 2012 comes to a close, it is time to unleash a new feature on Dan's Movie Report: Interviews with independent producers and directors who take the plunge and make their own film. Forging their own path, at times the road is bumpy, but the journey is NEVER dull, these risk-takers often reap rewards far beyond their dreams. Rena Riffel has been acting for two decades, but recently decided to take on the task of furthering her own character in Showgirls "Penny". Rena has a great attitude, tinged with a salacious sense of humor and sexuality, and she brings her own views on the production of her film Showgirls 2: Penny's From Heaven exclusively to Dan's Movie Report.

Chat about your background, when  did you get involved with acting?

 In highschool, I was determined to be a dancer and choreographer.  I moved to "Hollywood" and began auditioning and got on a dance scholarship.  But, then began taking acting class and became an actress.  I always wanted to make my own films, but it seemed too hard.  My friend and I began videotaping what I thought would be a web series, but then I kept filming and turned it into a feature film.  After I made it though the production process, I realized that I can produce films.  I had taken a few courses on making films, but I learned the most from being on sets working with such great directors and producers during my career.   

How did you come up with the idea to continue Showgirls, concept, story?

Well, Paul Verhoeven had suggested to me that he it would be fun to do a movie all about Penny, back in 95.  Of course, I got very excited about the idea.  I kept waiting for years and years, and then realized that I would have to make it happen if it was ever going to happen.  I wrote my first script, titled "Stardancer" and sent it to Paul.  But, Paul wasn't interested in directing it, but wished me luck with the project.  I admire him so much.  My story idea was based on things I have experienced in Hollywood, and when I came up with the plot, it was very free-flow writing.. I didn't know where I was going with it, it kind of wrote itself.. but, I wrote many different endings, I think I have about 7 different endings.. and I wrote 28 different drafts, they all were emphasizing different characters. I wrote with a bigger budget in mind, which I had to scale down when I began shooting. 

What was the time frame from concept to pre-production then shooting schedule of Penny's From Heaven?

I began writing the first draft back in 2004, but couldn't make up my mind on the tone.. if it should be a campy comedy or drama, what theme to go with, etc.  When I completed the script, I began working with my girlfriend to raise millions of dollars, and another friend in Los Angeles were trying to raise 8.5 million.  After a year went by and no finance was raised, I realized I should just shoot it the way I shot Trasharella (Trasharella Ultra Vixen), my Micro-Budget movie I made, almost a No-Budget film.  I know how to make movies for micro-budget, so that's what I did.  There wasn't much pre-production, I pretty much was in pre-production and shooting at the same time.  It was hard to plan things in advance on a micro-budget.  I had a loose shooting schedule, and followed it pretty closely when I looked back at my filming calendar, the shoot actually went very smooth.  We shot 28 days over a 4 month time, and we filmed mostly for only a few hours a day.  A few days were longer towards the end, trying to get this movie in the can. 

What roadblocks did you run into, resistance from others etc?

I needed a castle, this was the hardest location to find.  I couldn't find a castle to rent.  And the day of the castle shoot, we thought we would shoot just a quick scene outside of a castle in Beverly Hills which is a public park.  We all walked up in big fancy gowns and immediately the guard told us we have to leave and we were not aloud to film there, he wasn't very happy about our guerrilla style ideas and had no sense of humor.  We were later kicked off the sidewalk in front of my apartment, and eventually made a castle set inside my apartment.  That was the only location we tried the gorilla style, and it didn't work out.  At the Motel Room scene we also ran into an upset motel front-office attendee, we were accused of being real prostitutes as we were outside the room in the parking lot, we had to explain to him we were dressed in fur coats, high heels, and mini skirts because these were our costumes and we were only playing prostitutes in the movie we had told him we were shooting there.  We couldn't shoot in the motel parking lot any longer.  

We had so many wonderful people help with the production and assist in many ways.  Tim Taylor really got the ball rolling by locking down the first location for the first 4 days of filming, and it snow balled after that.  Oh, side note, after we finished shooting, I finally found a castle I could have rented in Hollywood.  

There were some other problems that came up, post production challenges, wrong codecs, continuity problems which made editing difficult, and some other emotional draining things happened, along with some heartbreaking tragedies.  But, I am trying to block that out and look at the silver lining.  I learned a lot on this film, what not to do and what to do better next time, and what worked.  But, I am lucky I had my great Producers and the crew and actors, they were all so great, talented, and amazing. 

Two and a half hours is long for an indie film, do you feel David Lynch influences, Paul V Influences? Was this a story you felt needed to be told in 2 1/2 hours as opposed to the 90 minute time frame?

Yes, the actual movie is 3 hours long.  I cut 35 minutes of scenes, I cut out the sub-plot.. the sub-plot is still mentioned in the film, but these were the scenes that actually show the human trafficking and fairy tale pagan rituals.  I wanted the movie to be a melodramatic epic saga, more like "Gone With The Wind" opposed to the 90 minute formula.  At one time I was considering making it a Part 1 and Part 2, or having a formal Intermission during the ballet lesson scene.  I was worried about the long length of the film, but in my opinion, I think the film moves very fast, and lots of films are 2 and a half hours long or longer.

How about additional casting, friends, or was this an casting call looking for specific people?

All the actors are my friends, or friends of my friends.  I had many talented friends who fit the roles, and if they didn't exactly fit the character description, it was actually more interesting to see what they brought to the character.  I am very happy with the casting.

Are you happy with the final product (I love it) If you had to change something what would it be? If given a 20 mil budget how would the film change, more costumes, lavish sets?

I am very happy with the final product.  I worry that if it would have gotten a 40 million budget, it may have not turned out as funny.  The financiers (who never came through with finance) had told me they wanted to have a big star-name actress, Reese Witherspoon, to play "Penny Slot" and bring in a big Hollywood director, like Michael Bay.  But, I refused the offer (it was just a suggestion, anyways, no money on the table)... it didn't make sense to me, I wanted to make my movie, not sell off my script.  

Something very magical happened with this film, I didn't plan it to be exactly as it is, but instead, I let it unfold before my eyes.  I trusted the process as we were filming, instead of fighting what I couldn't control.  I think it could have gone either way, one way being a very serious intense drama, and the other being a comedy of errors.  I saw "The Room" after "Showgirls 2" was completed, and I love "The Room", it's hilarious.  I think "Showgirls 2" has some of "The Room" going on in it, "so bad, it's good", but I do love my script and think my story to tell is very worthy.  

The only thing I would change is the dialogue sound quality.  Robert Rodriguez's movie, "El Mariachi", was released with a bad temp sound mix and after he got a big distribution deal, he could afford to go back in and fix the sound, syncing up sound files, ect.  I am hoping I will get the same opportunity.  

We have the perfected sound files, but I ran out of time and money to do anymore post production.  But, I love the sets, I think the locations we got are lavish and perfect, and I think the film is shot beautifully.  I wanted the shots to be very simple like film noir, nothing fancy and no shaky camera.  

I love the fashion and costumes in the film.  Most are actual vintage 90's dance costumes, some are right out of "Showgirls", since I supplied my own wardrobe on "Showgirls".  And Shelley Michelle (Katya) had amazing boas and feathered costumes, she has her own clothing line.  Paula Labaredas(Maria) had very cute skimpy sexy costumes, very campy couture.  Peter Stickles (Godhardt) had great costumes, we wore matching sailor outfits, mine is a vintage Gaultier.  And Glenn Plummer's (Jimmy) T-shirt and hoodie business was actually designed by Mark Gray, he paints on the fabric and adds tons of swarovski crystals and silver, skulls, very edgy and cool. I love the over the top show girl make up, too.  Oh, one thing I wish I would have had if I had a bigger budget is more technical help in post, an art director, more production assistants to help carry things, make phone calls, scheduling, ect., this is important to a production, and someone to do craft service other than me, lol.. I was busy with too much.  But, that's indie film making.. there is also something great about just DIY, it's empowering and as they say, if you want something done right, and you can't get someone else to do it right, do it yourself.  That's how it feels when you put your heart and soul into making a movie.

What are some of your future film goals either acting and producing?

I have written a lot of scripts over this last year. I want to produce them. I have the sequel to "Showgirls 2: Penny's From Heaven" written, and would love to make that very soon. I might be doing a Kickstarter to raise money for it and offer a DVD of the 35 minutes worth of deleted scenes along with the short film "Showgirl" and possibly Penny Slot dance action figures, ect... I also would like to film my "Marie Antoinette" script, it needs a bigger budget, so that is always challenging to get off the ground.  And I want to continue as an actress, I would love to work with Paul Verhoeven and David Lynch again. I would like to work with a great team and work on great projects that I am inspired by and that inspire others.  Basically, the same dream I have always had. I hope this dream can come true.  

I will end this Q and A with a few special inspirational quotes from "Showgirls 2 Penny's From Heaven".  "There's a price to pay for success, dues to be paid, sacrifices to be made  at every imaginable level, and it all come down to how bad you want it?" ... "I'm a dancer!"..... "Goddess power!"... "I know I got an F in economics, but this doesn't add up very well."..... "Dancing keeps me sane in this insane world".... "Next time we'll get the penthouse."... "Here's bubbles!".... "I don't know what's worse, your dancing or your camel toe.".... "There can only be one Star Dancer.".... "You used to call me your love sponge, now all you call me is a good cook!"... "Tell me, how did you win it.. a wife beater soak in beer, a bikini, or topless?"... "Topless."... "See darlin', you are a star f*@$er."... "Have ever considered becoming a male stripper?"..... "I need to face the music, the real music."...."snuff, I know what it is, cowboys sniff it like chew.".... "Frickin' A!"... "It's hard out there.  Everyone's got AIDS and shit, H1N1 and all kinds of shit, Swine flu.. bitch, I'm dancin' with you the best way I can.. got arthritis, my knees are bad.. dancing don't pay no rent!"... "Fire that bimbo!"...."I'm just some kind of jungle animal now.  Which one?  A cougar, Helga!".... "They've called the asylum to take me away!"..."Tonight, I want you to teach me to be the whore"... "You're much more than a whore, you're Goddess.  But I'll teach you anything you want." ... "Keep going.  The end of the rainbow, Helga"... "Red hot magic heat!"... It's actually a story of overcoming obstacles by having faith, but being led down the wrong path, but then finding your way out of the dark hole, only to get on a path again.. let's see if she now finds her way to the end of the rainbow, or once again, gets lost.

Thanks Rena, great work! For further information on Rena point your browsers to