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Sean Patrick Flanery and Lew Temple Join Cast of SPIRIT RECKONING

Heart and Fire Productions and Spirit Reckoning LLC has attached iconic actor Sean Patrick Flanery of THE BOONDOCK SAINTS and Lew Temple from Rob Zombie’s THE DEVIL’S REJECTS to their upcoming film SPIRIT RECKONING. In this horror-western epic, Sean will play gunfighter Lawson Lovette whose psychotic tendencies and skills with a revolver make him the perfect candidate to aid our hero Sam Conley AKA The Skull Cowboy on his blood-soaked journey of revenge. While Lew Temple will play Ottis Clement who is just as crazed as Lawson, sparking an intense rivalry between the two men. Ottis causes chaos and anarchy in the Wild West alongside his brother Ed and leader of their posse Savage Bill. SPIRIT RECKONING will begin filming this year in both Colorado and California.
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MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE KAIJU CLASSIC MOTHRA AS SPECIAL EDITION STEELBOOK® BLU-RAY

Mill Creek Entertainment announced today the upcoming release of the 1961 sci-fi kaiju classic Mothra as a special edition SteelBook® Blu-ray July 9, 2019. This magnificent monster movie in its all-new collectible packaging will be available for $24.98 SRP.

This special edition release makes the North American Blu-ray debut of Mothra and includes both the U.S. theatrical cut as well as the original, extended Japanese version of the film. Special features include a feature-length commentary with authors and Japanese Sci-Fi historians Steve Ryfle & Ed Godziszewski, trailers, and a photo gallery. The film is presented in a 2.35:1 widescreen aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio for both English and Japanese tracks and English Subtitles on a dual-layered Blu-ray disc.

“We are excited to offer Mothra on Blu-ray as a gorgeous SteelBook® release,” states Barrett Evans, VP of Marketing for Mill Creek Entertainment. “The timing is ideal to present the original Mothra as new audiences wil…

Mike “McBeardo” McPadden Author of TEEN MOVIE HELL

Today I had the chance to chat with Mike “McBeardo” McPadden Author of TEEN MOVIE HELL: A Crucible of Coming-of-Age Comedies from Animal House to Zapped!

You can hear my interview with Mike by clicking on the embedded link below:

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“WHAT IS LIFE WORTH” STARTS PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN NEW YORK

MadRiver Pictures announced today that the true-life biographical drama, What Is Life Worth directed by Sara Colangelo (The Kindergarten Teacher) and starring Michael Keaton (Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Spotlight), Stanley Tucci (A Private War, Spotlight, The Lovely Bones), Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone, Birdman) has started photography in New York City. Tony Award-winning actress Laura Benanti, Talia Balsam, Shunori Ramanathan, and Tate Donovan are also part of the ensemble cast.

Michael Sugar (Spotlight) will produce the film which is based on the acclaimed memoir by Kenneth Feinberg and scripted by Max Borenstein. What Is Life Worth is an Erin Brockovich/Spotlight-type story of Ken Feinberg, a powerful insider D.C. lawyer put in charge of the 9/11 Fund, who in almost 3 years of pro bono work on the case, fights off the cynicism, bureaucracy and politics associated with administering government funds and in doing so, discovers what life is worth.

THE True Bromance Film Podcast - Pet Sematary

Episode Episode 214 - Pet Sematary

We're talking about the remake of the Stephen King "classic," Pet Sematary. Is there enough in this update to justify its existence?

MOVIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK:

Revenge, The Greatest Showman, Mandy, First Man, The Highwaymen, Pet Sematary




Zeke Zelker Director of BILLBOARD

Zeke Zelker has been striving to build a filmmaking career for over twenty years far outside the filmmaking epicenters of Los Angeles and New York, staying true to his commitment of making films in his hometown of Allentown, PA. It's been a challenge, but that hasn't stopped him from creating films that have been seen around the globe while breaking down barriers of distribution. This struggle has inspired him to think differently about his approach to his craft.

I had Zeke on the show to discuss his latest film BILLBOARD. Here's the summary from IMDB:

Times are tough, listener-ship is down and Casey needs to come up with a plan to save his radio station, WTYT 960, and fast! Casey's grand plan is to host a billboard sitting contest, where four lucky contestants have the opportunity to win "nine-sixty thousand dollars and a mobile home". All they have to do is be the last person to survive, living on a billboard.

BILLBOARD is currently available on VOD, for more…

THE True Bromance Film Podcast - US

Episode 213 - Us

This week, we're diving into the world of subterranean doppelgangers as we review the latest from Jordan Peele, US. To help us unpack this film, we bring back our drunken doppelganger, Mr. Michael Denniston of Sober Cinema.

MOVIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK:

Instant Family, Gloria Bell, Sleeping With Other People, Triple Frontier, A Star Is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody, Green Book, The Conversation, Us


WHAT THE FEST!? Interview with Larry Fessenden on DEPRAVED

On this episode of the podcast, I had the chance to chat with genre legend Larry Fessenden. He was kind enough to carve out 20 minutes of his day to chat with me about his latest film DEPRAVED, the opening night selection for this year's WHAT THE FEST!? 
Shot on the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN,  writer-director Larry Fessenden’s brings his unique vision of the literary classic in DEPRAVED, set in modern Brooklyn. This meditative reimagining of the novel explores the crisis of masculinity and ideas about loneliness, memory and the subtle psychological shocks that shape us as individuals.

To hear my conversation with Larry click play on the embedded player below:


THE INSANE, UNCENSORED THEATRICAL TRAILER FOR RELAXER!!!

Doom and gloom are on the way. The Y2K apocalypse can't be stopped. Abbie's older brother issues him the ultimate challenge before it goes down: beat the infamous level 256 in Pac-Man and no getting up from the couch until he does so. Abbie’s survival story begins here; inside a rotting living room with no food or water, and a revolving door of numb-nut friends and acquaintances. It’s THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL by way of SLACKER.

THE True Bromance Film Podcast - Velvet Buzzsaw

Episode 211 - Velvet Buzzsaw

As we wait for the post-Oscar hangover to subside and for the 7-month long summer movie season to begin, we take a shot on the Netflix joint, Velvet Buzzsaw. Nightcrawler’s Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo reunite with writer/director Dan Gilroy to tackle the art industry and the sycophants that revolve around it. Head over to followingfilms.com and check out the episode.

MOVIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK:

Cold Pursuit, Polar, The Fast and the Furious, Clear and Present Danger, The Old Man & the Gun, Velvet Buzzsaw