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BOILED ANGELS: THE TRIAL OF MIKE DIANA - Fantasia 2018 Review

Mike Diana is an outsider artist working in comic books. Unlike what most would associate with the medium, Diana uses his funny books to tackle subjects like the environment, consumerism, and pedophilia. Through graphic depictions and dry social commentary Diana pushes the boundaries of acceptable speech and taste so much so he has the distinction of being the first person to be convicted of artistic obscenity.
BOILED ANGELS: THE TRIAL OF MIKE DIANA opens with the following: "The uncensored art shown in this film is deliberately and aggressively NON PC. It is meant to provoke, disturb, shock, offend, and confront the viewer. If graphic depictions of sex and violence disturb you, STOP watching the film NOW." It's the perfect way to open the film as it contains imagery that will make many viewers uncomfortable. And if you are unable to get past that imagery to see the tragedy of Diana's story, the film has no interest in speaking to you. The film mirrors its subject’s…
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Tony Hawk signs on as producer, adviser on skateboard comedy "Back to the Grind"

Skateboarding legend and media mogul Tony Hawk has signed on as executive producer and script and technical advisor on Back to the Grind, a new comedy from Branded Pictures Entertainment. The project is currently in development.

Back to the Grind tells the story of five middle-aged men who reunite the skate team from their youth to save their beloved park from being taken over by a team of obnoxious young skaters. Although they had settled into their adult lives, the five men eagerly embrace the chance to relive their glory days. And they get to ask the eternal question: Is it ever too late to grind?

It’s a subject Tony Hawk knows well; he’s the architect of modern skateboarding and indisputably one of the greatest athletes of his generation. Since retiring from competitive skateboarding in 1991, he has expanded his brand to encompass a multi-faceted entertainment company. Collaborating with his sister, Pat Hawk, his business now includes a hugely popular YouTube channel, a hit video ga…

YOUTUBE ANNOUNCES NEW ORIGINAL SERIES ‘SUGAR’ EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY ADAM LEVINE

YouTube Original series Sugar, Executive Produced by global superstar Adam Levine, will launch on YouTube Premium on August 15, 2018. Special guest talent includes Maroon 5, Blake Shelton, Snoop Dogg, Charlie Puth, Kelly Clarkson, A$AP Ferg, 5th Harmony and Bad Bunny. The new series is inspired by the Maroon 5 music video ‘Sugar’ that boasts 2.5 billion views from around the world.

The eight episode series features a new artist each episode as they surprise some of their biggest and most inspiring fans who have given back to their communities in empowering ways. During a pivotal personal moment in their life, each fan is given a surprise of a lifetime as their heroes gatecrash their special events and give exclusive pop-up performances that pay-it-back in extraordinary style.

The series is executive produced by David Dobkin of ‘Sugar’ music video and ‘Wedding Crashers.’

"I'm really excited to show everyone this interesting show and experiment that is filled with many differe…

The North Bend Film Festival Announces Full Line-Up for Inaugural Edition

Poster art by Zachary Schomburg
Tickets on Sale This Friday, July 13 www.northbendfilmfest.com

Image courtesy of Netflix
Shirkers (Washington Premiere) USA | 2018 | 96 Min | Dir. Sandi Tan
Cinema-loving teenager Sandi Tan and two friends had a big idea in 1992: They’d shoot their own super-low-budget assassin thriller on their native streets of Singapore, along with help from an American mentor named Georges. Then, one day, Georges disappeared along with all of their work. Twenty-five years later, Tan has turned her investigation into Georges’ motives, using newly recovered footage and firsthand accounts, into one of 2018’s best documentaries, an autobiography turned love letter to filmmaking dreams, especially those that have gone unfulfilled.


My Name is Myeisha USA | 2018 | 84 Min | Dir. Gus Krieger
A bold and visionary musical unlike anything on screen today, Gus Krieger's MY NAME IS MYEISHA blends hip-hop, beat-boxing, dance and spoken word lyricism to tell the heartbreaking story of…

LIFE ITSELF Trailer

Written and Directed By Dan Fogelman
Starring Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Mandy Patinkin, Olivia Cooke, Laia Costa, with Annette Bening and Antonio Banderas

As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes in Life Itself. Director and writer Dan Fogelman (“This Is Us”) examines the perils and rewards of everyday life in a multigenerational saga featuring an international ensemble including Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening, Olivia Cooke, Sergio Peris- Mencheta, Laia Costa, Alex Monner and Mandy Patinkin. Set in New York City and Carmona, Spain, Life Itself celebrates the human condition and all of its complications with humor, poignancy and love.

A 15-Year Search for a 3-Year-Old Boy: The Woodstock Film Festival and WacBiz present Finding Oscar

The Woodstock Film Festival (October 10-14) and WacBiz announced a special co-presentation of the documentary Finding Oscar on September 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm held at the Rosendale Theater Collective. The screening will be immediately followed by a panel featuring producer and attorney Scott Greathead, the film’s subject Óscar Ramirez Castañeda, and forensic anthropologist Fredy Peccerelli, moderated by Woodstock Film Festival Executive Director and Founder Meira Blaustein.
Finding Oscar tells the incredible story of the 15-year search for a 3-year-old boy who survived the infamous Dos Erres Massacre in Guatemala in 1982. Set against the background of Guatemala’s 36-year Armed Conflict, the film features three courageous Guatemalan women – a human rights activist, a young prosecutor and Guatemala’s Attorney General – who unraveled the mystery of what happened at Dos Erres and brought to justice the perpetrators of one of Central America’s worst crimes against humanity. The film also lay…

Malware Infections Drop 20% During World Cup Soccer Games Worldwide

On average, malware infections dropped 19.88% when there was a game in one of the countries studied.

Here’s a look at each country studied, and how much malware infections were impacted on the days their team played a game.

Uruguay had the biggest game day drop - 41.39%
Croatia 28.93% drop
Mexico 23.48% drop
Sweden 21.87% drop
Belgium 21.82% drop
France 19.14% drop
Colombia 19.07% drop
Switzerland 18.25% drop
Spain 18.18% drop
Germany 17.96% drop
Brazil 17.55% drop
England 16.81% drop
The only country that did not have a game day infection drop was Russia.

In Russia, infections actually increased 5.98% on World Cup game days.

(No U.S. or Canadian data was taken because of course the research only included those countries whose teams played in the World Cup this year.)

That’s according to data released today by EnigmaSoft, makers of the SpyHunter anti-malware software. EnigmaSoft has customers all over the world, including the countries that are playing in the World Cup. EnigmaSoft looked at malware i…

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies & Spectacular Optical present Michael Ironside Live in Conversation at Fantasia and new Toronto Horror Express Bus Tour!

Sister organizations The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies and Spectacular Optical have two special events planned for horror fans in Montreal and Toronto this summer.

In partnership with the Fantasia International Film Festival and the Frontières International Co-Production Market, The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies will be presenting a career talk with iconic Canadian cult actor Michael Ironside at the festival on July 20th, moderated by film writer and producer Heather Buckley.

To celebrate Fantasia’s screening of Knuckleball, a Frontières project, the Miskatonic Institute will present career talk with one of the most iconic character actors of our time, and a true legend of the genre film world. Over an hour-long illustrated discussion of the key films, directors and collaborators in his life, Ironside will discuss his many film roles – which includes work with David Cronenberg, Claude Jutra, Jean-Claude Lord, Tony Scott, Walter Hill, James Glickenhaus, Paul Verhoeven, …

HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL Poster and Trailer

Hope Gracin (Mia Rose Frampton) is known as "the girl dying of cancer" and has fully embraced this identity. Posting YouTube videos, having fun with friends, an Australian boyfriend, and being popular have been results of this identity… until her tests show that she is cured. Hope, unsure of what her new future holds, hides the truth. But as what happens with most secrets, the truth comes out. How will everyone react? With the help of her friends and loved ones, Hope faces her fear, only to discover the beauty of living.

Release Date: August 10, 2018, in theaters and on VOD Directed by: Jack C. Newell Written by: Stephanie Mickus Cast: Mia Rose Frampton, Stony Blyden, Juliette Angelo, Beau Brooks

Here To Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits coming July 6th

MVD Entertainment Group has struck a deal with UK production and sales outfit Moviehouse Entertainment to bring the music-themed documentary HERE TO BE HEARD: THE STORY OF THE SLITS to North America.

The documentary thoroughly examines the world's first all girl punk band formed in London, 1976. As contemporaries of The Clash and The Sex Pistols, the band has been credited with pioneering the musical movement known as "Punky Reggae". HERE TO BE HEARD tells the complete story of THE SLITS and the lives of the women involved, from the very beggining to the band's end in 2010 with the death of lead vocalist Ari Up.

HERE TO BE HEARD features appearances by Viv Albertine (Slist guitarist), Ari Up (Slits vocalist), Palmolive (Slits founder / first drummer), Tessa Pollitt (Slits bass), Bruce Smith (Slits Second/PIL Drummer), Hollie Cook (Slits vocals / keys / percussion), Vivien Goldman (NYU's Punk Professor), Don Letts (former Slits manager and punk rock documentarian)…