Thursday, October 1, 2015

Alyzee Hot new music! New CD coming in 2016!

Update October 15th 2015: New live show Alyzee!
November 20th in Germany! Click the Facebook events link for info!

THE TIME HAS COME !!! The megaconcert event in Rüsselsheim !
The long-awaited wait is over !!!
You can rejoice , because on Friday , 20 November 2015, will experience Alyzee live ! Rock Pop with a difference !!!
A concert experience that they are guaranteed to keep you forever !

Greetings Dan's Movie Report readers. Singer/actress Safiya and her band Alyzee are prepping for the April 2016 release of their new CD.

Please Check out these new links as well and follow the band on Facebook and twitter!

Official Site @

Link to all of the older Safiya material on Dan's Movie Report!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Still (2014) Movie Review (C) Dan's Movie Report

Over 20 years ago, Michael Douglas starred in the powerful decent to madness film 'Falling Down'. He lashed out at society for his deep emotional problems. Updated for 2014 'Still' has 'Game of Thrones' star
 as Tom Carver, a man tormented.  His torment begins with the death of his teenage son, but evolves fluidly into a maelstrom of lies, anger, and deceit.

Everything in Carver's life is a drama, some real, some imagined. No spoilers, but this film is not one to watch if happy and sweet endings are what you are looking for. If so, read on

In addition to his personal problems he has two prominent women in his life, one his ex wife Rachel, played by  . Rachel is older sophisticated and a bit of a lush, but seems to be a bit on the pragmatic side. Amanda's portrayal of Rachel is subtle and nuanced, she is seemingly seething underneath as evidenced when she meets his new flame Christina,
Their encounter, is a dramatic moment, awkward, with each trying to be nice, obviously. Rachel is jealous of the younger and more attractive Christina, but feigns a smile and handshake. Christina seems more aloof, but the tension between them is obvious.

The complexities of 'Still' are wrapped up into a package served with very low speaking volume dialogue. I recommend  headphones for this film. Also the film is dialogue heavy, so a rewatch of 'Still' is recommended. Simon Blake, wears the director and writer hat in 'Still' and this allows for his singular vision of a decent to anger to come to fruition.

The highlights of 'Still' are the acting performances of Aidan and Elodie. Aidan has to portray a character who not only has flaws, but they are more pronounced as the film progresses. Obviously a difficult and emotional ride. Elodie has perhaps the most impressive scene in the film as her character comes to Aidan, and exposes her scars emotional and physical. She closes up, and screams. and is ready to just explode, all in a few seconds. If 'Still' screened for the academy, easily an award nomination, for her, but again, the subject matter is so sad and depressing, that it will just be relegated to astute indie critics. Watch for some side encounters with additional characters, all adding up to the complete Tom Carver character.

Minor quips about volume level, darkness of tone, etc... are there, but overall this is a solid effort
'Still' is not a happy ride, but it will sit with you long after the credits roll. 'Still' rates an 8 out of 10.

The film is available on Amazon as an instant stream

The Inhabitants unleashes to VOD on October 13th! Exclusive!

INVADING HOMES EVERYWHERE OCTOBER 13, 2015! Pre-order your copy today:
Written and directed by Michael and Shawn Rasmussen, screenwriters of JOHN CARPENTER'S THE WARD and produced by international bestselling author Glenn Cooper, THE INHABITANTS is a haunting ghost story involving a young couple that gets more than they bargained for when they renovate a neglected bed and breakfast in New England. After a series of disturbing events, the husband begins to suspect that something evil is lurking within the walls of this old house, and whatever it is has set its sights on his wife. Now he must fight to uncover the inn's dark secret before this malicious spirit consumes everything he loves.
THE INHABITANTS was filmed inside one of the oldest houses in New England and home to the Salem Witch Trial children. The Noyes-Parris House (c. 1669) was owned by the infamous Rev. Samuel Parris who was the father of Betty Parris and uncle to Abigail Williams, the two girls who made the initial accusations that led to the tragic witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts.

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Narcopolis Movie Review (2015) (C) Dan's Movie Report

Above photo, U.K. DVD cover of Narcopolis.

Way back in 1995 a very cool and rather underrated film called 'Strange Days' came out. The film painted a dark future with virtual reality, where people are "Jacked In" to a virtual reality player watching people in real time. 'Narcopolis' has that same feel, except in this future timeline all drugs are legal, and regulated. 'Narcopolis' has the same dark and torrid undertones.

Above Photo: Pryce and Cowan, chat, A Dan's Movie Report Exclusive!

The tone of this movie is ominous and foreboding. This is a true indie film and actually was helped by Kickstarter a long time ago. Back when this movie was called Dreck, of course your home for exclusives, Dan's Movie Report was first on the scene in coverage!

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Needless to say this is a great film for those who like the near future bleak concepts. If happy, nice, romantic comedies are your idea of fun, this is not that film, trust me. This is a labor of love, and although 'Narcapolis'  took a long time to complete the end result is well worth it.

In the world of 'Narcopolis' addicts have wristband, and they are forced to do things. As this is a very early U.S. review I decided not to go into plot or specific points to spoil the film. The actors,  , , all do a great job of setting the tone, with urgent emotion, animated body movements and great facial expressions.. 'Narcopolis' writer/director
also manages to get the maximum out of his secondary characters, which is a thing often overlooked on indie films. There is a duality and complexity in 'Narcopolis' not found on many indie films.

The story unfolds quickly, and skirts the line between Sci-Fi and Drama. Be prepared to re-watch to get the full impact!

Dan's Movie Report reccommends 'Narcopolis' as a must buy,  9 out of 10, the film is actually available now on! Please follow this link

In the U.S. the film screens as an IFC Midnight special!
Watch for it October 2nd!

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Sci-Fi Film Occupants! Convention Appearance Dates! New Trailer!

Hot news Direct from Russ! 

OCCUPANTS: As we near our completion and premiere, here's an update on what is left to do on the feature film.

Visuals: Our editor Emile Haris is currently working on final visual effects integration and the color correction.

Audio: Our sound designer Sean Fahimian has already cleaned up the dialogue and has all the music files from our composer Vasilis Milesis, and is now currently working on the sound design. For example, a few days ago, we finalized the portal effects SFX.

And please stay tuned because once the film is completed, it's a whole new ballgame as we enter the Publicity Phase! We begin with two upcoming comic book conventions in October even before the film is completed: The Comic & Media Expo during October 16-18 (, and Cleveland Comic Con ( on October 24.  Please join us if you are able to!

Check out this brand new trailer!

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