Friday, August 18, 2017

The Defenders- (2017) Season One T.V. Show Review (Netflix Series) Exclusive

Above Poster: IMDB page 2017 Netflix

I had to binge! Here are my thoughts! 3-2-1-Go!

Right from the opening bell, the eight episode Netflix series Marvel's The Defenders takes off and blasts the underground running. We witness a massive fight with a kick ass cameo by a character called Shaft played deftly by amazing Chilean actor Marko Zaror, I kind of wish his scene was longer, who knows maybe for a new series they will bring him back.

What we have here, is an amalgamation story uniting all of the heroes, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and of course the Immortal Iron Fist. The elements from all the shows are there, but the cool thing is an added supreme ruler of The Hand Sigourney Weaver as Alexandra emerges to control an evil yet confused Elektra known as The Black Sky.

In early interviews actress Elodie Yung actually made it clear she never wanted to even return unless she was an evil character. The important thing and takeaway here is to speak up as a talent. Take a stand! Not wanting a stand alone series for Elktra was absolutely the correct move, in The Defenders, Elodie, along with her action double Lauren Mary Kim are just brutal and scary. No enigma, no BS, they are just a force, what is cool, the heroes are scared! As Jessica Jones says "Oh Shit" when The Black Sky cruises down the hallway!

The elements of epic are here Stick is back, well most of stick hahaha, watch and see! Of course we have the ever stready, cool as the other side of the pillow, Rosario Dawson. While only a mini series, The Defenders manages to pack enough in there for a massive scope without the set up and BS. Smartly the writers realized that if you have watched all four of the other series, you will be well versed on the main character backgrounds.

A few surprises and of course some truly memorable action permeate The Defenders. I few lengthy dialogue fill ins from Stick fill in the gaps nicely. Eight episodes is like a tease, but a lengthy one! Look for some cool cameos, and thankfully the action seems to be clearer and even more up close than in many of the other series. Elodie herself said she took more time to prepare herself for the action. Obviously, the other characters also are now more comfortable in their roles and it shows.  I will state that if anyone has not seen the other four series, it is suggested that you do so prior to wartching The Defenders or at least read up on it, that said it does work as a stand alone series

Overall, the series is 8 hours of violence, yet thoroughly enjoying story and engaging to watch. The Defenders Season One rates a slicing 9 out of 10! I suggest to run from The Black Sky!

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Brutal: A Taste Of Violence (Tv Mini-Series) Review Dan's Movie Report

Special thanks go to my action friend Byron Gibson for his patience in me working on this review. Brutal: A Taste of Violence is a web series that is an hour in total length yet broken up into very small segments. Brutal in its entirety plays out like a tournament fighting film minus the 30 minutes of in between material likened to fluff. Yes, have no fear there is a story hiding in there based on a fighter lured back to fight for a bigger organization then a kidnapping, but the highlight is the actual action. Rather gripping fight sequences, with Byron Gibson as the seedy yet surprisingly sophisticated fight promoter complete with a microphone in skull to announce the matches haha!.

The main character meets some pretty interesting people on his journey to hid from authorities and to train, including a portly and garrulous ex. army male nurse who happens to have geek like computer skills. Plus of course there is a beautiful lady at the gym. Brutal has just enough sub plots and dialogue to keep the story going, I am actually curious to see a second season, to see some more character development and new fighters. Watch for a cameo from Far East Action man Ron Smoorenburg, throwing his size around.

Overall the Brutal Web Series rates a 6.5 out of 10 not too bad, kind of wished for a bit longer episodes but definitely watchable.

More detailed information:

David Belle is back a bang with a new hard hitting gritty 10 episode fight series called “Brutal, A Taste of Violence. Axel Chen (David Belle), ex-special forces officer, is a bouncer in a nightclub. When he is brutally attacked by a group of customers and wrongfully accused of killing one of his aggressors, a wild escape begins, taking him all the way to Bangkok, where he will have to fight to prove his innocence and manage to make a living.
The 10 Episode fight series stars Parkour Legend David Belle, Vithaya Pansringarm (Only God Forgives), Byron Gibson (Only God Forgives, Asian Connection) Pim Bubear (Asian Connection, The Man with the Iron Fists)
The series is on limited release in France and South America only on studio+ a new premium series for mobile users like Netflix.
Produced By Save Ferris Entertainment.
Directed Julien Colonna
Writer(s) Pierre-Marie Mosconi, Jean-Charles Felli, David Belle

DoP Olivier Guerbois

Monday, August 14, 2017

IDTV Action Festival! Award Results! Action Heats up in Texas! Dan's Movie Report

Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report readers, Actress Zara Phythian wins big at IDTV film festival in Texas over the weekend! Her short film 'Kung Fu Darling', which blasted on everyone's radar a bit of time ago was featured prominently. Congrats go to Eric Jacobus for Blindsided as well, for winning award for best short! For more information point your browsers to:

The fest had some cool guests including T.J. Storm, check out their full website for more details!

Full winner list:

Best Action Film: 'Blindsided'
Best Action Script: 'Prince of Chaos'
Best Action Actor: Zara Phythian
Best Action Choreograph: 'You Can't Hear Me, You Can't See Me'
Best Action team: 'Kung Fu Darling'
Best Action Sequence: 'Blindsided'

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Ladies Of Savage Dog Contest!!! JuJu Chan and Sheena Chou!! Autographed Photos!

Above Photo: JuJu Chan as Isabelle in Jesse V. Johnson's Savage Dog

Above Photo: Sheena Chou as Samsip-Sam in Jesse V. Johnson's Savage Dog

Exclusive Photography: Ben Burton Photography
All photos are exclusive to the contest and this site.

Greetings Valued Readers of Dan's Movie Report and The Action Elite! Today we have a worldwide special exclusive! Actresses JuJu Chan (Isabelle and Sheena Chou (Samsip-Sam) have graciously provided exclusive autographed photos for your viewing and personal enjoyment! Due to issues with postal outside of the United States, the contest will only be open to those readers in the U.S.A.. If you live outside the United States and want to win the contest, a suggestion is to contact someone in the U.S. that you trust, and I will mail to that person, and they can mail to you or hold until you visit.

'Savage Dog' is out now on Blu-Ray in Germany and on Amazon Video in the United States. Several territories are showing the film on Netflix. Please check your local area. For Amazon Blu-Ray
Watch for further release dates soon.

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All winners will be selected at random, and the only requirement is they must like the Facebook page so I can see your name.

Respect for the action in Savage Dog, and respect for independent film.

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JuJu Chan

Sheena Chou