Saturday, May 1, 2021

Honorable Sins (2019) Movie Review © 2021 Dan's Movie Report - Danny Templegod


Above poster: (C) 2021 Infraction Media. All rights reserved, image not monetized.

Greetings valuable Dan's Movie Report and readers. Thanks to producer/director/writer Susan (Suza) Singh I was given the opportunity at an early review for her kidnapping/human trafficking film 'Honorable Sins' I decided to watch the movie prior to reading any of the coverage or watching the trailer.

I must say, Ms Singh took her time really telling a story and developing the characters. The movie has a 'slow burn', and focuses on the character development of the tortured soul portrayed by Sunny Singh. Singh's character is shown drunk, stumbling around, and unkempt. Sonny really gets into the tormented mind of someone who has lost a child, as his own daughter was kidnapped in the past. Sunny's character fought in the past, but now has to be kind of forced to fight again this time not in a ring.

'Honorable Sins' is based off of a true story sadly, and unlike typical Hollywood or even Bollywood material, manages to feel almost like a sordid well planned out documentary, or a reenactment of actual events. The acting for all the cast is honest and forthright. Actress Asha Annais really shines as Evie. Evie is tormented at various points in the movie by potential captors yet always manages to stand her ground, no spoilers, of course! Asha handles her dialogue in 'Honorable Sins' well portraying partially scared, frustrated, and eventually angry.

Ronald F.T. Bettis portrays Adrian, one of the bad guys, and himself a conflicted soul, obviously he is manipulated as well. Giving away what happens in the final 20 minutes of the 100 minute movie is not my thing but the seemingly lugubrious pace is elevated to 100mph!

The scenery and cinematography in 'Honorable Sins' are beautiful, shot in Alberta, Canada, most likely partially during the Winter or Fall. The stark contrast of the environment conveys what would happen if a child was kidnapped in that remote land. Parts of the film are dark, yet during a capture scene it is obvious warranted, Suza and her crew make sure to light the actors' faces even if the background is devoid of light, all to create a mood.

Musically and dialogue wise, the film sounds great in headphones, people speak in relationship to their location on camera, a nice touch for an independent film. The music builds the suspense, layer upon layer, with a thumping drum beat near the end.

Above photo: Sunny Singh behind the action on 'Honorable Sins' (C( 2021 Infraction Media, all rights reserved image not monetized.

The Action in 'Honorable Sins' is not the main focal point, yet there are a few scenes expertly crafted by Sunny Singh who serves as the fight coordinator. I liked the fact they chose the realism rout not to beautifully frame and pose the combatants.

'Honorable Sins' was shot long before pandemic, and now the time is right to have a wide release and film festival run. 'Honorable Sins' is tailor made for film festivals, as the movie should have people discussing it long after final credits crawl.

Overall, 'Honorable Sins' is very good, remember though this is a truly indie film, made with a small budget, a labor of love. When I review films that have a smaller budget I rate them against movies that have the close to the same monetary expenditures. 'Honorable Sins' is one of those stick with it and you will be rewarded films, watch it without distractions, and rates a solid 8 out of 10.

Honorable Sins is available now to rent now only $4.99 or buy $6.99 on

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The film is starting to garner awards and much festival attention! Hopefully as theaters open up people will be able to attend more film festivals and support indie movies!

Film Trailer:

'Honorable Sins' movie based on human trafficking and true story. Thanks for your support.

Director Susan Singh, Actor's Sunny Singh,

Asha Annais


Marika Gosick

, Andrea,

Ronald Bettis

Nice to see Jeff

Jeff B. Wilkie


Friday, April 30, 2021

Atomic Eden (2015) Movie Review and 2021 Worldwide Release Information (C) 2021 Dan's Movie Report- Danny Templegod


Above: Poster for 'Atomic Eden' (C) 2021 Generation X Group, all rights reserved, image not monetized.


Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report and readers. I just spoke with the director of 'Atomic Eden' starring Fred Williamson, Mike Möller and Hazuki Kato. He has informed me that the film is now available to stream on multiple outlets even free on the TUBI platform for a limited time. 

'Atomic Eden is a non-stop action film, A small band of elite fighters take on a seemingly endless amount of hazmat suit bad guys in a balls to the wall violent affair set in the backdrop of the Chernobyl ruins.  Normally I would be hyper critical of a film with a very sparse plot and limited dialogue, but in this case the fighting, gun play and action are the main focus.

Fred Williamson plays Stoker - The Leader. Stoker is a ruff and hard man with bad intentions, killing fools all the while with a cigar in his mouth. He has seen it all, and Williamson seems to be at home in this sort of role.  Far more than a cameo, Williamson chews up the screen same as his stogies!

A few of other interesting characters including Möller's David - The Fighter. David is the de-facto in charge go to man for the hand to hand arts. Never shying away from a fight. Sultry Hazuki Kato plays reiko - The Samurai, with vim and vigor, splashing her outgoing personality along with vicious action on screen. Wolfgang Riehm plays Heinrich - The Priest. A man with a sordid past trying to move past it by wrapping himself in biblical attire and scriptures. He and Williamson have a well acted dialogue scene in a church, kind of setting the stage for things to come.

The action of Atomic Eden is clear to view and well filmed, we see the fights, no fast edits or odd camera angles. Bigger budget films could  learn a thing or two on how to position the camera during fights.With Mike Möller stunt coordinating, the cast seemed to be working as hard as they could on their action sequences, and the fights were set up to use their strengths. I liked the fact that even though the fights were not super long they were creative and varied.

Writer/Director/Producer Nico Sentner obviously worked hard to bring his vision to life. 'Atomic Eden' has elements of action and a small amount of near future science fiction. If you are into fighting films and gun play 'Atmoc Eden' is for you. Overall, even with a thin story and minimal plot developments, 'Atomic Eden' delivers a whirlwind of flailing fists and blood soaked bullet hits, more than enough for an evening's entertainment, and rates a 7 out of 10.

Watch for upcoming Dan's Movie Report interviews with director Nico Sentner and Fred 'The Hammer' Williamson later in 2021!

The movie is available on virtually every North American outlet, including, TUBI, Amazon, VUDU, Microsoft etc...

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New Movie Trailer:

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This is what action fans have been waiting for: the Carpenteresque old school action thriller ATOMIC EDEN, which finally hits VOD widely in the United States and is now available on Amazon Video, Google Play, VUDU, Microsoft Movies, Xbox Video, YouTube, COMCAST, xfinity, INDEMAND and Tubi TV.


Starring American screen legend Fred “The Hammer” Williamson (“From Dusk till Dawn”, VFW), German martial arts sensation Mike Möller (“Arena of the Streefighter," "Ultimate Justice”) and Lorenzo Lamas (TV's “Renegade”)  shooting star Everett Ray Aponte (“The Hitman Agency”) Japanese Top Model Hazuki Kato (HBO's "Grisse", "In Full Bloom" “Falcon Rising”), Atomic Eden recalls the crackling pulp action of  The Expendables, Assault on Precinct 13, The Raid and VFW


Stoker – “The Leader” (Fred Williamson) is a mercenary with a mission. In order for him to complete this mission, he will have to assemble a team of not only the best in the business;he needs people he can trust. He calls in a few favors and assembles the toughest, most badass group of mercenaries loyalty can buy. With David – “The Fighter” (Mike Möller), Reiko – “The Samurai” (Hazuki Kato), Darwin – “The Texan” (Everett Ray Aponte), Heinrich – “The Priest” (Wolfgang Riehm), John – “The Sniper” (Nico Sentner), Brenner – “The Blade” (Dominik Stark) and Laurie – “The Rookie” (Josephine Hies) by his side, the mission should be a breeze. It quickly turns into an un-winnable battle with eight people battling against eight hundred, all vying for control of a doomsday device lost during World War II. With the odds stacked against them, they're ready to risk life and limb to save millions of lives. 

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Night of The Sicario (2021) Movie Review - © 2021 Dan's Movie Report – Danny Templegod


Above: Poster image for 'Night of the Sicario' (c) 2021 Saban Films, all rights reserved image not monetized

Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report and readers. Get ready for another 'Rapid Fire' review I promise this one will be spoiler free, quick and to the point. At the recommendation of a Facebook friend I went in blind to 'Night of the Sicario', not even viewing a trailer prior to watching. I had seen the other 'Sicario' films and honestly thought that this would be a loosely based sequel. I enjoy Natasha Henstridge's early work, yet have not followed her career much past the early 2000s.

Henstridge plays a nurse and owner of a large home based assisted living facility and she just happens to be in the path of a collision between drug runners and agents protecting a wife and child. The opening shows a chase and a shootout between agents and the drug runners. Seems promising, well sadly it is not. The movie devolves into a detailed character study of the senior citizens in the home and preaches about faith. Not that character studies and faith are not good topics, but in this setting, UGH.

Even in the beginning, which is con-texted to an oncoming hurricane, the bad guys flip over the car and they decide not to pursue after the father, daughter, and agents sneak off under an open garage and close it. The agents and the drug guys end up at Natasha's huge house, with an endless supply of doors and areas to hide. The little girl manages to find several of them.

There is somewhat of a cat and mouse game interspersed by various members of the nursing home either discussing the past or even attempting to stand up to the criminals. A very odd mix. 'Night of the Siciario' is just not intelligent enough to be a character study nor full of action and guile to be an entertaining 88 minutes. In addition, mixing faith based passages and a drug/DEA film completely devoid of swear words, made it seem like this was aimed at a church going crowd, but realistically it is just not enough of either. Do not get me wrong, there are very well written faith based and character study films, yet mish mashing all of these elements only frustrates the audience. I just kept looking at my watch and though I made it through the film, even the action at the end with Natasha getting kind of violent, did not move the meter much.

Overall, inspite of Natasha Henstridges really good performance given the source material, 'Night of the Sicario' is a hard pass and rates a 3 out of 10. I am going to watch 'Species' again this week, that should cleanse my soul of negative energy!

Saban Films has the release. Trailer:

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Daughter Of The Wolf (2019) Movie Review © 2021 Dan's Movie Report – Danny Templegod


Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report and readers, another “Rapid Fire” review! Thanks to the folks at Dazzler Media, comes a brand new film starring Gina Carano called 'Daughter of the Wolf' Gina plays a mother that has a son kidnapped and the audience is kind of thrown into the action. Right off the bat she is asked to provide the ransom money of course she is hesitant, but does so then she is double crossed. Literally a bat-S@#t crazy shoot out and car chase takes up the first 11 minutes of the film, followed by a trudging through the snow with a member of the kidnap party in toe.

On the other side of the ledger is a Richard Dreyfuss, who is as white as the snow, a grizzled old man wanting the money and moving her son along with some henchmen to evade wolves in the icy forest. The second part of the movie is more tense, not as quick moving, but effective nonetheless. Brendan Fehr plays the kidnapped bad guy who Gina forces to help her find her son. He does a good job of playing both sides, more likely than not to save his own hide.

Gina does a good job with the emotional as well as the physical in 'Daughter of the Wolf'. She is anxious, angry and shows real concern. She has come a long way in acting since 'Haywire'. As a writer, I could care less what a person's beliefs are, I just want to see a growth in an actor and a decent movie.

The scenery is really amazing, being in Florida, I obviously do not see snow, bur the movie makes it a point to show the snow, on the ground, falling, and ice covering various items and encampments. The trees are plentiful and It is nice to see a film stuck in a green screen or matte painting motif. The rolling hills and various terrain changes make for particular challenge for all involved, thus adding to the excitement. The adding in of the wolves allows for a third element, that is a danger to all involved. I was reading that due to certain delays the riverside scene snow had to be added in, and to be honest, It did not effect the quality of the film much at all.

Camera work, lighting, and music are all solid. The scenes outside are clear and easy to see, Obvious time was taken to frame each scene and action sequence seemed well planned out. The action in the beginning rivals bigger budget fare and hooks the viewer in. Acting was decent, nothing detracting from the film. The actors all seemed to get the emotional aspect, and fear when needed. Director
seems to have a handle on the proceedings and keeps the action and dialogue flowing smoothly.

My only small complaints were the length of the film at just 88 minutes including credits crawl, it almost feels like I walked in 10-15 minutes late to the start of the movie. Would have been nice to see a bit of home life with her and her son prior not just 30 second flashbacks, and perhaps some additional motivation behind the kidnappers.

Overall; I must say, I was expecting far less, and I was wrong. 'Daughter of the Wolf' is pretty good and worthy of a rent or own and rates a 7.5 out of 10. I see some hate regarding this film, I just cannot figure it out, hey maybe I am used to watching independent movies,

Dazzler Media releases 'Daughter of the Wolf' May 3rd 2021 to the UK! For further information:


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Monday, April 26, 2021

Honorable Sins (2021) Available to Rent or Own! - (C) 2021 Dan's Movie Report- Danny Templegod


Above Photo: Poster for 'Honorable Sins' (C) 2021 Infraction Media

Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report and readers, Amazingly talented and humble Actor Sunny Singh has informed me of an important new film. 'Honorable Sins' a story of human trafficking Canyon Meadows Cinema presents the film and it is available now direct! Only $4.99 to rent and $6,99 to buy!

HONORABLE SINS ACTION thriller movie WORLD PREMIERE in CANYON MEADOWS CINEMAS. Friends, you can rent now only $4.99 or buy $6.99 on Thanks so much for your support friends.

Honorable Sins movie based on human trafficking and true story. Thanks for your support. 


 Above: Sunny Singh at theatrical Event for 'Honorable Sins'

Director Susan Singh, Actor's Sunny Singh,

Asha Annais


Marika Gosick

, Andrea,

Ronald Bettis


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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Mortal Kombat (2021) Movie Review – © 2021 Dan's Movie Report – Danny Templegod


Above: Poster for 'Mortal Kombat' 2021 (C) Warner Bros, all rights reserved, image not monetized

Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report and readers. Since the new 'Mortal Kombat' film seems to illicit much discussion, I will throw my two cents to Outworld. This will be a short review devoid of spoilers!

First the good. Finally an R rated 'Mortal Kombat' property with proper finishing moves, actually it has a video game feel. There is copious blood and gore, like the video game series. I also liked that some attempt was made at an origin story to some of the characters. At nearly two hours, 'Mortal Kombat' had a bit of time to develop, which made the end more satisfying. Kudos to the action team making the fights diverse and entertaining. Kudos to the entire stunt team, some crazy wire-work by Tara Macken as Mileena's double. The inventive use of weaponry in the fights are also a standout. Actor Josh Lawson as Kano absolutely killed with his sardonic humor and acting. Experienced actor Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion and Joe Taslim as Subzero, got in some great lines and fights as well. All of those characters leveled up as they learns about their powers. Lewis Tan as Cole was great as well, kind of exploring. Seems more time was also taken in their stories. The Special effects team was amazing, given that this is a 40-50 million dollar film not 150-200 million Sub Zero's entrance to the city spectacular. For this reason alone, I recommend a theater.

With regards to the bad, it seems like an inordinate amount of time was spent on Earth Realm, would have liked to see more of a balance to flesh out the bad guys. While the fights were pretty amazing, the editing and quick cuts made watching them a blur especially as they decided to stack multiple fights at once, cutting between them. Also camera placement could have been better, some fights cut to a far distance, and some were so close, somewhere in between is the sweet spot. I am a fan of playing Sonya Blade and Mileena in the video games, sadly I just was not feeling the acting ability of Jessica McNamee as Sonya and Sisi Stringer as Mileena. I actually do not fault the actors as much as I do the source material and direction. The ladies just did not bring the frenzied intensity that was needed. First time feature film director Simon McQuiod was in over his head in directing even though he tries his best. I am sure he will improve. When you couple a new director with new actors, the result is often not great.

On to the average, transitions between scenes were decent but not amazing, even if the movie was a few moments longer, better in between sequences. Sometimes it just cut to the next scene, sometimes a scene went too long. I liked parts of the musical score, but at times the music just was not powerful enough to convey the action. The dialogue, was at times very interesting, at times just boring, actually the comic relief of Kano was appreciated.

Overall, 'Mortal Kombat' (2021) is worth a watch if you are a fan of the video game and the R rated violence. Though far from perfect, the film was an escape from the reality of life on Earth Realm in 2021, and rates a 6 out of 10.

'Mortal Kombat' (2021) is in theaters and on HBOMax now.