Above: Ms Bell waiting on the couch for the fight to begin! I shall fight!
Above: YouTube Boss Bitch Fight Challenge!
valued Dan's Movie Report and Action-Flix.com 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 @
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
'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!
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.
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'
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.
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
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.
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.
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.