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From National Lampoons Dorm Daze 2, Army of the Damned and her upcoming project Blue Suede join us for A moment with
Jasmin St. Claire
DFF: Your new project, Blue Suede - what’s it about, and tell us about your character in it and how you brought it to life?
My character is Angie Pizzano. I play a very power driven/hungry bad ass woman with a take no prisoners attitude. It's a mob movie. We're filming during the summer..t...
Opie & Anthony on Steroids, Xtreme Radio Shockin’ & Rockin’
First impressions are lasting ones. So when my friend Keith Collins put me up to listening to this podcast he was on, I went into it with some serious doubt. Sure, he may be an award-winning actor and filmmaker, but he also was bias because the co-hosts invited him on and one of them played roles in two of his movies. But I was sold after the first five minutes – even before Collins came on.
Keith Collins & Rony Seikaly
Saturday night at legendary worldwide venue & NYC ultra-club Sankeys easily became the “IT” spot. With a lineup of celebrity DJ’s, looking down on the dance floor in the VIP mezzanine was easily stapled as the spot to be. Actor Keith Collins was celebrating his recent comedy film “The Jersey Devil” which he plays the lead role of the new devil taking over NJ, while Former NBA Star & now A-list DJ Rony Seikaly spun beat...
By Adrienne Papp
Most of us have heard about the possible cancer-causing properties of plastic water bottles. As the sun heats up the plastic, it releases toxins into the pure, natural water that otherwise would be healthy for you. Our body also retains water, which shows up as extra pounds, but for the purpose of hydrating the cells and removing toxicity that is stored mainly in fat cells. However, regular water molecules do not have an easy time penetrating th...
300: Rise of an Empire ...
By Adrienne Papp
Beyoncé’s stunning new body and erotic opening number, Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl, Pop maven Katy Perry bursting into fire with her performance of “Darkhorse,” with Juicy J., mass gay marriage, Pink suspended in air, Pharrell’s hat, R&B singer Robin Thicke and Chicago performing a medley of “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”/”Beginnings”/...
Mr. Peabody and Sherman
High-grade animation in 3D, endearing characters, a smart role-reversal (man>dog<man) and large doses of language-based humour make Mr. Peabody and Sherman a thoroughly enjoyable experience, for both children and adults.
Using his most ingenious invention, the WABAC (pronounced ‘wayback’) time machine, ‘Mr.’ Peabody, the most decorated and famous dog in the world, and his adopted abandoned baby-boy Sherman, hurtle back in time to exp...
The history of money is strewn with hoaxes and the anti-heroes who rise and fall by them. Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street sends up an especially bracing example based on the bestselling memoir of Jordan Belfort, played with Oscar-nominated flair by Leonardo DiCaprio.
To convey the debauched life and times of this high-rolling shyster who conned unsuspecting investors into forking over $100 million plus in the late '80s and '90s, the filmtakes us deep into the lairs ...
Catch me if you can!
One more aeroplane thriller? Indeed! Non-Stop offers a few new twists but fails to explain apparently illogical and far-fetched premises. Some rapid-fire technical jargon, and the villain’s motivation, would even qualify as ‘flights of fancy’.
An alcoholic Federal Air Marshal (whose duty is to escort US flights, to prevent terrorist attacks and hijacking attempts) Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) has to identify and pre-empt an on-board bad-man, who threatens t...
Dallas Buyers Club
A bargain, at any price!
It’s not often that film scripts take 21 years to reach screens. It’s not often, in these multi-million dollar budget times that a Hollywood film is made in just $5-8million, shot in 25 days. It’s not often that you sit through a docu-feature/biopoc 117 minutes long and feel every minute was worth it. It’s not often that you get to see a film as rivetting as Dallas Buyers Club.
Back in 1992, an aspiring film-maker named Craig...
Love and Lava
As you watch Pompeii, the elements of its screenplay start breaking down: rebellion, sadistic massacre, gladiators and arenas, quest for revenge, love between high and low, white-black man bonding, a villain who will stop at nothing to get the heroine, divine intervention to cleanse the earth of a (debauch) whole city, lovers who are eventually ready to die for each other.
Comparison with Titanic is only natural. Director Paul William Scott Anderson (Shopping, Mortal Kom...
WWII mission to rescue...objects of art!
A result of monumental research and dedication by author Robert Edsel and based on the book written by him, with Bret Witter, Monuments Men comes across as half a thriller but a welcome deviation from the oft-repeated subject of rescue missions across enemy lines, set in the World War II period. Co-writer and director George Clooney eschews the temptation to go all guns blazing in this dramatisation of a true story, and restricts bullets a...
On a recent wintry night, the 13th snow storm of the season froze the Film Society of Lincoln Center's plans to host Alfonso Cuarón in a conversation about his new film Gravity. The acclaimed Mexican director, whose lift-off to New York was aborted, was instead astral-projected by video Skype.
Cuarón is perhaps best known to American audiences for his screen adaptation of the children's book A Little Princess; his Mexican road comedy Y Tu Mamá También; ...
NEW YORK NO LIMITS is currently accepting Feature film entries in any subject, category and language for the 2014 NYNL SUMMIT.
New York No Limits is proud to host its 4th annual Summit, a film festival event, in New York City on November 20th - 22nd at The Wild Project. NYNL is seeking films that express the most vital vision of the filmmaker. Our goal is to program the best in cutting edge film from all countries and to serve as a platform for filmmakers to explore multifaceted content.
Set in a mythic New York City, and spanning 118 years, Winter’s Tale is about miracles, sublime love, and the age-old battle between good and evil. To justify the title, there is tons of snow and extreme cold in the story and the locations, including a barefoot walk on ice by its heroine.
Peter Lake (Colin Farrell) is a state-of-the-art thief, whose own heart is stolen by a 20 year-old rich girl, Beverly Penn (Jessica Brown Findlay), daughter of millionaire Isaac Penn...
Review of the film, Vampire Academy
Quite literally, the film is set in an academy for vampires, though the theme, obviously, is not restricted to academics. There is a lot of blood, some gore, plenty of blood-drinking and very human like intrigue within the Moroi (peaceful, mortal vampires) and the Strigoi (immortal, evil vampires). The last thing you expect in a horror film is talk-talk-talk, yet there is plenty of it here. Sadly, even after so much verbosity, little is conveyed effectively. ...
‘her’, a futuristic story about ‘him’ (Joaquin Phoenix) and five hers (Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde and Portia Doubleday), is an engaging film that compels you to reflect, and challenges you to label it. At first, it appears to be a tongue-in-cheek take on futuristic technology (writer-director Spike Jonze had a real-life terrible experience with a smartphone app). Then, it draws you into the lonely world of the curiously named Theodore Tw...
The daily battles of life, cut from paper and animated in 3D
Los Angeles, California January 21, 2014– Little Studio Films announces the acquisition of the rights to the romantic comedy screenplay “AS GREEK AS IT GETS” from Australian screenwriters Helene and Peter Paroulakis and will be presenting the project at the 2014 Berlinale to territorial distributors and potential co- production partners. Hoping to follow the box office and cross cultural success of the Nia Vardalos film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, the producers, A...
SPOTLIGHT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS
“Hollywood Hack” – A fascinating book by Robert Kerwin, / Pine Street Press, By Adrienne Papp
“Hollywood Hack” By Robert Kerwin
By Adrienne Papp
There’s no question that we’re living in a celebrity-obsessed culture.&nbs...
By Adrienne Papp
True to their tradition, the 71st Golden Globe Awards,broadcast on Sunday evening from the Beverly Hilton, offered plenty of Hollywood glamour, some humorous and offbeat moments, and also provided a bellwether as to what the odds-on favorites the Academy Awards might be. The Golden Globe broadcast garnered the show’s highest ratings in 10 years, being seen by 20.9 million total viewers, up 6% from last year according to Nielsen.
The great ones seem to know it at an early age. With many of the world’s most talented people there seems to be a moment, a turning point when they clearly understand their destiny and commit themselves to a single-minded pursuit of their career goals.
That’s what happened to Julia Lukas. The talented young actress, photographing as a young Julia Roberts, has had a series of images, and visions, which led her to believe, and believe very strongly, that after numerous...
By Adrienne Papp
There’s no question that we’re living in a celebrity-obsessed culture. Entertainment TV breathlessly chronicles every move of the days’ top celebrities, of which there are endless supplies, including detailed information on their personal lives to an apparently insatiable audience.