Friday, June 5, 2020

Screen legend John Travolta as you've never seen him before in THE FANATIC, Digital 8th June & DVD 20th July! (Dan's Movie Report)

Screen legend John Travolta (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Pulp Fiction) stars as Moose, a celebrity obsessed fan who feels slighted by his favorite movie star at an autograph convention. He quickly embarks on an unhinged quest to get a response, leading to a home invasion and a very long night that changes both men irreparably.

Written and directed by Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst (The Education of Charlie Banks) and co-starring Devon Sawa (Final Destination) and Ana Golja (Degrassi: Next Class), The Fanatic is a tense and suspenseful thriller which boasts a commanding central performance from Travolta. 

Dazzler Media presents The Fanatic on Digital Download 8th June and DVD 20th July 2020

Look forward to this film! Watch for more later in 2020 only on Dan's Movie Report!

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Daytime Nightmare – Movie Review © 2020 Dan's Movie Report – Danny Templegod (A Global Exclusive!)

Above: Poster for Daytime Nightmare (C) 2020 Grey Films - used with permission not monetized.

Update: October 15th 2020! Daytime nightmare screening now!  New Review!


World premiere 🎉
Here is your chance to see what all the fuss is about
Daytime Nightmare
Get your online ticket for the screening at
LA Femme Film Festival
which is being held virtually this year between 15-18th October 🎉

La Femme Film Festival October 15-18th!


17th October at 7:30 PM (PTD) LA Time followed by a Live Q&A
Produced by
Grey Films UK


Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report readers, across my desk today comes a brand new film from Producer/writer/actress Katrina Grey. Katrina has been featured on my site numerous times with various interviews and film reviews. Daytime Nightmare is her first foray into a behind a camera setting. Katrina always made observations of the various film makers she worked for and with during her career, what to do and what not to do, and Daytime Nightmare is a culmination of over two years of hard work.

Since this is a first review no spoilers of any kind will be given. In fact spoiling any plot points actually will spoil the movie. Daytime Nightmare is a hard film to classify as it does not fit into a single genre, more of a maelstrom of the mind thriller. The film opens in one setting, taking time to establish the characters, and then descends into Katrina Grey's Lucy's cranium filled with more questions then answers. We learn about the various actors in the film, because they are actors in the opening scene, an allegorical view at life. The actors all are damaged in a certain way, be prepared for a subtle, yet truculent ride!

Daytime Nightmare establishes reality, and then establishes mental instability. The lines are blurred, yet somewhat firm, a descent into a psychotic state is not clean cut, and never should be portrayed as such. Katrina makes sure of it.

The film opens in a small acting group. What I like here is Katrina establishes her character during this scene and takes time to introduce us to the cast, and by doing this the audience is already invested in, and learning about everyone. Actor Ron Smoorenburg, who has starred in numerous action films, including Triple Threat, and the upcoming film, The Legend Hunters, plays Ryan, and has the opportunity to use his acting skills, also serving as the film's action coordinator, which is essentially the same as stunt coordinator.. Back to the acting, Katrina Grey has a tight script, allowing the actors to explore, yet stay firmly in character, by showing emotions. All actors are on an equal level, no one is upstaging anyone, natural and in the moment.

Another element of the film is Executive Producer Randi Kalsi. Randi serves as the sound designer, mixer, editor and theme music creator, Daytime Nightmare sounds amazing, the dialogue is clear and easy to understand, the music is fitting to the mood and scenes, really setting the tone of the film.

Yan Frame is the cinematographer, and really does a great job, in a variety of locations and settings. Unlike many claustrophobic thrillers, Daytime Nightmare has some great locations, and Yan frames them to full effect. Katrina Grey serves also as the location scout and makes amazing use of the Thailand settings.

Daytime Nightmare avoids the pitfalls of many thrillers; bad lighting, distant dialogue, and throw away characters. Clocking in at just a hair over 85 minutes, the film has a balance of storytelling, ethereal aspects, elemental merging of film genres and styles. Katrina Grey has established a strong story, and along with great acting, Daytime Nightmare will be enjoyed by thriller,drama, horror and even action fans Worldwide, yes it is 'that good'! Daytime Nightmare rates a solid 9 out of 10, a must own. I hope that when film festivals start having screenings again audiences can see this on a theater screen!

Trailer is available to view now @

Monday, June 1, 2020

Life Of Action II (2020) by Mike Fury - Book Review - Dan's Movie Report - Danny Templegod

Above: The amazing Zoë Bell on the cover of Life Of Action II, this shot is from the movie 'RAZE'! Photo is for promotional purposes only not monetized

Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report readers, I decided to make the purchase of Mike Fury's 'Life of Action II' book. The hardcover book, which is in limited supply, is a huge coffee table sized book filled with amazing interviews of various action personnel. The first volume was a taste, volume two has some truly epic interviews.

The format of the 300 plus page book is fast flowing and easy to read. The interviews vary in length, but always have really unique stories, Mike Fury has a knack of weaving a narrative, and his subjects always seem to open up. Interviewing can be very tricky as some subjects are far more gregarious than others. Mike maximizes the interviews with subjects who are willing to bring the reader into their World!

With the amazing Zoe Bell on the cover, 'Life of Action II', proves the out of the box thinking and clever questioning Mr Fury delves into. What I like about Mike, he realizes the importance of the ladies in action and also has great interviews with actresses Amy Johnston and JuJu Chan. The ladies take the hard falls and bumps often without the aid of padding!

Mike tries to mix it up, by having stunt coordinators, directors, and actors in his book, so the reader can get a different perspective on the films the subjects work on. Also having Cung Le as a subject coming from a fight background was a great touch, merging real fighting with film fighting, Cung has some unique persepctives worthy of a read.

Life of Action II has a global feel, a great interview with the talented Marko Zaror, really delves into his upbringing. Marko is a great person to interview and I feel honored to have had the pleasure of conducting interviews with him.

I have a few favorite interviews in the book. During Zoë Bell's chat because she talks about being literally thrown into someone during a take, quite an interesting yet harrowing, and somewhat humorous story. In the book there are also very detailed interviews with directors Scott Mann and Simon West. Scott Mann chats in depth about working on 'The Tournament' as his first film, leading the cast, and the daunting task, of literally being in charge and the complexity of it. Very insightful information, for those thinking of going into the film industry, as well as fans.

Mike puts a selected Filmography at the end of all of the interviews, and the book is current to 2020, even having Simon West's 'Legend Hunters' listed, a film not yet out. I think this is great to give the reader an idea of the subject's variety of work, without being to burdensome.

The book is well thought out, detailed and annotated, and I am sure will help the subjects he has interviewed as he has included their contact information if so provided. 'Life of Action II' is necessary addition to any proper action fan's collection and a must own. Life Of Action 2 rates a strong 9 out of 10, and as for catching Ms Bell, um if there is a warning, haha I say yes!

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