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THE True Bromance Film Podcast - The Predator

Episode 202

We're back to revel in the glory of another entry in the Predator story and this time it's Shane Black who is tasked with revitalizing the franchise. No Arnold Schwarzenegger? No Danny Glover? Not even Adrien Brody? No problem?

MOVIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK:

A Simple Favor, Blow Out, Before The Devil Knows You're Dead, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, Predators, The Predator


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Powerful Documentary Film THE ADVOCATES to Premier on September 22nd at LAFF

Over half a million people are homeless in the United States--25% of whom are in California. Amid public outcry over the ballooning homeless population in Los Angeles, nearly 54,000 people on any given night, three advocates with three different organizations show what the lost ideal of care in the community looks like amid a changing policy landscape.

Intensely human and humanizing, The Advocates, provides a sweeping look at the historic and current causes of L.A’s unprecedented crises, largely due to defunded affordable housing. It goes behind the headlines with pragmatic stories of the transformative work that is possible when the right resources, funding, and compassion are applied.

For more information and to purchase tickets click HERE.

Interview w/ Michael Tully Director of DON'T LEAVE HOME

Directed and written by Michael Tully,  DON'T LEAVE HOME follows an American artist's obsession with a disturbing urban legend that leads her to an investigation of the story's origins at the estate of a reclusive painter in Ireland. Think of David Lynch directing a Hammer horror film from the late 60's and you'll get an idea of what Mr. Tully has done with DON'T LEAVE HOME.

DON'T LEAVE HOME is in theatres and on VOD today.
To hear my conversation with Michael click play on the embedded player below



GHOST LIGHT Trailer - LAFF 2018

Nothing is more sacred to true Shakespearian actors than “The Scottish Play,” which demands a deep reverence to always be exhibited both onstage and off during a performance. Except the reverence from ennui-engulfed Tom Riley is a bit lacking, to say the least. He’s in love with the beautiful Liz Beth, wife of pompous ham Alex Pankhurst. Liz and Alex are playing—respectively—Lady Macbeth and Macbeth in the small stage production they’re preparing for their local New England theatre. And Liz loves Tom back. Also: Tom wants to play Macbeth. Their underfoot costars make it almost impossible to be alone until Tom decides that the Scottish Curse so oft-mentioned by actors is just baloney. That’s when the witches, ghosts, and murder-mayhem really get started and Tom, Liz Beth and everyone else, find themselves trapped in a stage play nightmare, albeit a hilarious one.


GHOST LIGHT will have its premiere at the LA Film Fest on 9/22. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Fantastic Fest 2018 Announces Final Wave of Programming

Below is the press release announcing the final wave of programming for this year's FANTASTIC FEST!!! With everything from TENACIOUS D to Terry Gilliam's long-awaited THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE, 2018 promises to be one of the festivals strongest to date.

Fantastic Fest promises an explosive grand finale with the Texas Premiere of Drew Goddard's outrageously entertaining mystery-thriller BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE. Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption... before everything goes to hell. Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson and Cynthia Erivo lead an all-star cast in BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE.


Karyn Kusama will be in attendance alongside screenwriter/producer Phil Hay to present their gritty noir thriller DESTROYER starring Nicole Kidman in an astonishing role as detective Erin Bell, as well as th…

LAFF 2018 What to Watch

With a little over a week to go until this year's LAFF kicks off, we decided to take a look at the films that have us most excited. This is by no means a complete list of all the films, just the ones we have earmarked as the must-see titles.


FUNKE 
Evan Funke was one of the hottest young chefs in Los Angeles when he inexplicably walked away from his critically-acclaimed and wildly popular restaurant, Bucato, leaving behind him a wake of financial and personal upheaval. Years later, as Evan begins mounting his comeback, he reconnects with his maestra, a virtuosic pasta teacher in Bologna, Italy and partners with Janet Zuccarini, a Canadian restauranteur undertaking her first venture in the U.S. Eyeing one of the most competitive and expensive streets in America as a stage for the dying art of handmade pasta, he battles many obstacles on the road to opening a restaurant that he hopes will become his legacy and repair the mistakes of his past.

In his feature debut, director Gabriel T…

Interview w/ Leon Lee Director of LETTER FROM MASANJIA

When a desperate SOS letter penned by a political prisoner turns up in Halloween decorations sold in Oregon, it sparks a nail-biting chain of events that exposes appalling human rights violations and leads to sweeping labor reform in China.

Today my guest on the show is the director of LETTER FROM MASANJIA Leon Lee. I had Leon on the show to discuss his film, what we can do westerners to do to avoid supporting sweatshop labor, and when we can expect him to make a romantic comedy.


To get more information on what you can do to help support human rights go to: http://www.letterfrommasanjia.com/take-action/

THE True Bromance Film Podcast - Top 5 Bar Scenes

Episode 201

Rather than bore you with this week's German fare, we've decided to bore you with the return of the Top 5 list. We figured that we'd talk about what we know best, drinking, and count down our favorite bar scenes in film.


Interview w/ Jason Michael of ATLANTIC SCREEN CONNECTION

Atlantic Screen Connection is an online film discussion podcast co-hosted by Jason Michael (filmmaker and essayist) and Lee Brady (screenwriter).

Today I had Jason on the podcast to discuss the impact social media is having on our lives personally and how it is affecting the film industry we spend so much time yammering on about.
To hear the episode click play on the embedded player below. 


Interview w/ Steve Austin Subject of the Documentary Film THE MAN WHO LOVES TO HURT HIMSELF

THE MAN WHO LOVES TO HURT HIMSELF follows the turbulent musical journey of Today is the Day enigmatic legendary frontman and founder, SteveAustin. Ride along as Austin's first-person account brings balance to these opposing forces, reckoning and stretching himself from the drive to create his musical vision, engaging and performing intense shows around the world, to being home with his wife and children.

Today my guest on the podcast is Steve Austin, I had him on to talk about THE MAN WHO LOVES TO HURT HIMSELF, but we also talk about the impact his music has had on his fans, the importance of being honest, FORENSIC FILES, and of course DIE ANTWOORD.
Press play on the embedded player below to hear our conversation.