Friday, May 1, 2020

Boss BItch Fight Challenge Unleashed By Zoë Bell!! (C) 2020 Dan's Movie Report - Danny Templegod

Above: Ms Bell waiting on the couch for the fight to begin!  I shall fight!

Above: YouTube Boss Bitch Fight Challenge!

Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report and readers. Mayday! Mayday! The Intrepid Zoë Bell directed and produced, and several stunt women and actresses have unleashed a brand new fighting video called #BossBitchFightChallenge! It was all shot in quarantine and is a 5 minute blast of aggressive and humorous insanity. Top flight stunt people such as Monique Ganderton, Tara Macken, Amy Johnston, Ming Qiu, Angela Meryl, and Lauren Mary Kim go toe to to with some of the actresses they double! Yep check out the appearances by Lucy Lawless, Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Zoe Saldana and Rosie Perez! Also many more are listed in the end credits! The video has been posted on Renae Moneymaker's YouTube page @  

Please Connect with Zoë Bell through her official Facebook page @

Also she has set up an official YouTube page @

New Reel for Ms Bell @ 

I have had the good fortune of interviewing Ming Qiu, Angela Meryl, for Vengeance Magazine, and Tamiko Brownlee, Lauren Mary Kim, Monique Ganderton, and Amy Johnston for Dan's Movie Report! If all goes according to plan sometime in 2020 Zoë Bell will get the Dan's Movie Report and Action-Flix grilling!

Entire fight now on the official page @ For Ms bell!

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Volturian - Crimson CD Review (C) 2020 Dan's Movie Report - Danny Templegod

Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report readers, today the movie report turns into the music report! Across the music world April 24th released a brand new sonic blast from Italy! Vollturian's debut CD entitled 'Crimson' has dropped like shooting star in the Italian Countryside. Lead singer Federica Lanna merges her vocal prowess with the amazing Federico Mondelli and members of Frozen Crown to merge styles and create an anthemic power rock release. Frederica's band Sleeping Romance is a bit more mellow, and Frozen Crown is heavier where as Volturian is right in the middle, more soaring vocals sounding like Amaranthe yet diverse enough leaning more on the rock side.

The 10 track CD comes in at under 36 minutes, a bit short, but the tunes are quite catchy and have memorable hooks. 'Haunting Symphony' is a rousing power gallop tune with some serious drums with an Iron Maiden music feel and Nightwish undertones. Good stuff! The single 'Broken' which was their first video actually recorded separately during Quarantine has a power metal opening yet comes in soft in the opening verse, flowing like water. Federica really has some nice tonal qualities and Federico's aggressive yet melodic screams in the background add the necessary punch to the music. Watch for a cameo vocal blast from the lead singer of Frozen Crown, Giada Jade Etro. Really enjoy her and Frederica together, a nice added touch to an already amazing release.

Check out Broken: Brand new video all shot separately and excellent!

I recommend using headphones, the music has punch and depth. Listen to it loud and clean! Since the entire CD is just over 30 minutes, best is to listen to the whole disc in order all at once, before picking out your favorite tracks to listen over and over.

Support indie music and purchase direct from the band! Crimson rates a 9.5 out of 10, an instant classic rock release for 2020! Stay home, stay safe, and sing along with Federica!

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CD order from band direct:

The band is on Scarlet Records, same label as Frozen Crown, for the Scarlet Records website go to

Villain (2020) Movie Review (C) 2020 Dan's Movie Report (Danny Templegod)

 Above: IMDB poster of 'Villain'

Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report readers. Across my desk today comes 'Villain' a rather angry movie from Saban Films. The synopsis is actually a great description of the film: After being released from prison, ex-con Eddie Franks (Craig Fairbrass) the actor was also in Avengement, wants nothing more than to start a new life.  However, his dreams of normalcy are tested when he learns of his brother's dangerous debt to a menacing drug lord.  To protect his family, Eddie is forced to go back to his former life of crime and learns that stepping back into this world can have devastating consequences in this action-packed thriller.

Essentially 'Villain' is a crime drama, but more of an emotional coming home story. The film opens with Eddie Franks, deftly portrayed by Craig Fairbrass being released from jail. He comes home to find out his little brother is deep in debt to some dangerous people, and has to try to make things right. Incidentally the mode during the film is somber and somewhat depressing, an ominous telling of what is to come, no spoilers!

Eddie settles in and locates some of his old stash of cash, and attempts to live a normal life, in villain, however not much is normal. His brother is strung out on drugs and unstable, his brother's girlfriend, is hard to handle and lazy, ha but of the 3 has her head together the most, finally his daughter a plot development that is very prominent in the latter half of the film.

The action is brutal when it happens, that said Villain is not wall to wall action, there is enough dialogue to tell a story. My only complaint is the way Craig Fairbrass speaks is very quietly, almost whispering the lines ala 'Taken' . Actually the film reminds me a mix of 'Taken' and 'Falling Down'

As much as I love action, I really enjoyed the interplay Eddie has with his daughter Chloe, portrayed by Izuka Hoyle. The acting is really at a high level during a particular scene involving his grand child. That is a trap many action movies fall into not enough character development and dialogue between actors to set up the aggression.

Small issues I had were with the quiet and often mumbled dialogue. I am sure part of it was character, but again, I needed to hear what they are saying, that said when Izuka spoke she spoke clearly, and forcefully. Again this is minor compared to the overall scheme of 'Villain'. Some of the film was a bit grainy at parts, again probably due to the atmosphere director Phillip Barantini was trying to create.

Speaking of director Barantini, credit is due to the actors showing solid emotion during their scenes, obviously he took some time to set up the mood of 'Villain' When Eddie's brother's girlfriend is getting flirty and crazy the look in her eyes is proper! Izuka Hoyle really has to run an emotional roller coaster, and the combination of her acting skills, and this level of direction really made her character pop out on screen.

Hard to tell what the budget was on this but I am thinking since there were not many big sequences it may have been a bit lower than I initially thought. 'Villain' though delivers on a strong third act and really gets emotional. The build up is well worth the payoff.

Overall, I liked 'Villain', actually would have like it to be 10 minutes longer to learn more about the bad guys trying to harm Eddie and his brother, that said, the film rates a solid 7 out of 10. I recommend renting 'Villain' or even buying it if one enjoys British crime action and drama.

Movie is unleashed May 22nd!