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Win a 4K Copy of KUNG FU PANDA 4 on 4K!!!!

  Po must train a new warrior when he's chosen to become the spiritual leader of the Valley of Peace. However, when a powerful shape-shifting sorceress sets her eyes on his Staff of Wisdom, he suddenly realizes he's going to need some help. Teaming up with a quick-witted corsac fox, Po soon discovers that heroes can be found in the most unexpected places. Would you like a copy of Kung Fu Panda 4 on 4k? We have a couple to give away. To enter in this giveaway subscribe to the Following Films Podcast and leave a review on ApplePodcasts, screenshot the review, and email chris@followingfilms.com to enter.   https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/following-films-podcast/id1507624430
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OSCAR NOMINATED DOCU FILMMAKER - MORGAN SPURLOCK - PASSES AWAY AT AGE 53 FROM COMPLICATIONS FROM CANCER

New York, NY  May 24, 2024,  The family of the award-winning documentary filmmaking maverick, Morgan Spurlock, announced today that he passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on May 23, 2024, in New York from complications of cancer. “It was a sad day, as we said goodbye to my brother Morgan,” says Craig Spurlock who worked with him on several projects. “Morgan gave so much through his art, ideas, and generosity.  The world has lost a true creative genius and a special man. I am so proud to have worked together with him.” Spurlock achieved worldwide recognition following his 2004 groundbreaking documentary SUPER SIZE ME, for which he received an Oscar® nomination. The film changed the conversation about fast food in America and is still featured as an educational aide in middle and high school health classes. Spurlock fearlessly challenged modern conventions utilizing humor and wit to shed light on societal issues. His films inspired critical thinking and encouraged vie

Following Films Podcast: Rob Schneider on DEAD WRONG and Peter Byck on ROOTS SO DEEP

Thank you for listening to the Following Films Podcast. Today I’m joined by actor Rob Schnider and director Peter Byck. I had Rob on the show to discuss his latest film DEAD WRONG.  The film is a story of greed, envy, sex, and murder. Centered on a narcissistic husband who is not satisfied with his life and wants more. He devises a psychotic, get-rich-quick scheme with his new, gambling-addicted attorney that ignites an emotional and deadly chain reaction. We also chat about Peter Bogdanovich, Orson Wells, Christopher Walken, Bruce Dern, and our shared love of physical media. Then after the break I’m joined by director Peter Byck to discuss Roots So Deep (you can see the devil down there). Its a 4-part documentary series about inventive farmers and maverick scientists building a path to solving climate change with hooves, heart and soil. Can an underutilized way to graze cattle, that mimics the way bison once roamed the land, help get farmers out of debt, restore our depleted soils, re

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MAGICAL NEGROES Blu-ray Review

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MAGICAL NEGROES is a thought-provoking film that wears two hats with surprising ease. On one hand, it's a sharp social commentary, using the trope of the "magical negro" to spark conversations about race relations in America. On the other, it's a delightful romantic comedy that introduces a talented new filmmaker. The film centers around Aren (Justice Smith), a young man recruited into a clandestine organization with a peculiar mission: making white people feel more comfortable. THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MAGICAL NEGROES utilizes their unique abilities (though the film playfully keeps the nature of these abilities ambiguous) to smooth over social interactions. Aren's initial assignment? Helping the shy Jason (Drew Tarver) find love with Lizzie (An-Li Bogan). However, sparks fly unexpectedly between Aren and Lizzie, throwing the Society's plans into disarray. This is where the film shines. While the racial commentary is present, it's wr

Hatchet Gets Chopped Into a Collector's Dream: First Release from Dark Sky Selects Announced

  Calling all slasher fans! Get ready to revisit the swamp with Victor Crowley, because the iconic Hatchet series is getting the ultimate treatment. MPI Home Video's new collector-focused label, Dark Sky Selects, has unveiled its first release: Hatchet: The Complete Collection Limited Edition Steelbook. This marks the first time all four of Adam Green's cult classic Hatchet films will be available together. Packaged in a stunning Steelbook case, the 5-disc Blu-ray set boasts a bloody good time with nearly two hours of new bonus features, including "Hatchet: Swamp Tales" and "Production Journals," exclusive to this collection. The press release describes the series' return as "fully Unrated" and a "blood-soaked" experience, so gorehounds can expect the full Hatchet experience.  For those unfamiliar, the series follows the reign of terror unleashed by Victor Crowley, a vengeful monster who stalks the swamp, taking down anyone who dares

Following Films Podcast: Jenna Kanell on FACELESS AFTER DARK and Courtney Dixon on DEPRESSION IS A BEAST

Thank you for listening to the Following Films Podcast. Today I’m joined by Jenna Kanell and Courtney Dixon. I had Jenna on the show to discuss FACELESS AFTER DARK a film she co-wrote and stars in. Following her breakout success as the star of a killer clown horror flick, Bowie now finds herself struggling to capitalize on its success. But when she is suddenly held hostage by an unhinged fan posing as that same killer clown, horror becomes her reality as she fights to survive the night and escape before he completes his sinister plan to recreate the film’s fatal plot. Jenna Kanell from the TERRIFIER franchise gives a tour-de-force performance in this wild, gory ride. Then after the break I’m joined by director Courtney Dixon to discuss her Tribeca entry DEPRESSION IS A BEAST. In the documentary film, Jenna Kanell, who typically battles evil forces in horror films confronts her darkest struggle, a real-life fight against depression. FACELESS AFTER DARK will be in select theaters and on

Deathdream 4K Blu-ray Review

Bob Clark's 1974 film, "Deathdream," isn't your typical horror movie. While it features elements of the genre – unsettling visuals, a slowly creeping dread, and moments of shocking violence – it uses them to explore the devastating psychological impact of war on returning soldiers. This review delves into "Deathdream"'s effectiveness, examining its performances, thematic depth, and its place within the horror genre. John Marley and Lynn Carlin deliver powerful performances as Charles and Christine, parents grappling with the unimaginable loss of their son Andy in the Vietnam War. Marley portrays the initial denial and desperate hope with heartbreaking sincerity. Carlin's descent into a desperate clinging to the impossible is both terrifying and pitiable. Richard Backus, as the resurrected Andy, embodies a chilling portrayal of a hollow shell, his vacant eyes and emotionless demeanor a constant reminder of the war's brutality. The film does