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ALL THE RAGE: Actress Kerry Lacy Talks VIOLA, Filmmaking And Fighting Back

Watching Stacey Maltin's 2017 shortfilm, Viola, makes for great inspiration when daydreaming about certain female characters in any number of thrillers that could be further woven into something larger. For me, it toggles between short and longform/independent and mainstream properties and as prosperous as it is, shortform indie content makes for a great venue to tackle such ideas.
Maltin succeeded this in directing her 2017 short film hit, Viola, which is still making the rounds at festivals and starting actress and producer, Kerry Lacy. Viola is currently making the festival rounds  while only available via restricted link fron Maltin, and the imaginably, the reception has been a positive one with a sequel in tow.
"There's really nothing better than seeing people enjoy your work." says Lacy. "I feel like Viola is off to a great start and I'm just absorbing it all and trying to learn as I go so I can bring Viola to a bigger audience."
The hopes are as …

ELVES To Terrorize The Holidays This October

Uncork'd Entertainment is rolling out a Christmas movie in time for Halloween!...

Bare with me. Indeed the film called Elves and new stills are out this week hailing the latest from director Jamaal Burden with Justin Price and Khu producing. Clover is celebrating the arrest of the Holiday Reaper, a ruthless killer that wreaked havoc on a small town in Texas. After celebrating his demise, a group of friends uncover an ancient elf inside a magical toy box. After a freak accident killing one of her friends, Clover discovers that a group of elves have been scattered thoughout town, each representing the seven deadly sins.  It's a race against time to survive the elve's wrath before Christmas ends.Elves stars Deanna Grace Congo, Stephanie Marie Baggett, Lisa May and Amy Jo Guthrie. Check out the stills below!

SIBERIA Poster: "What Would You Sacrifice For Love?"

In all certainty you either have John Wick: Chapter Three or Bill And Ted Face The Music on your mind these days for all things Keanu Reeves. To this, feel free to take a gander at the latest poster for Matthew Ross's new crime thriller, Siberia, set for a select theatrical, digital and VOD release set for July 13 from Saban Films.

When a business deal in Russia goes south, a U.S. diamond merchant (Keanu Reeves) and his lover (Ana Ularu) are caught in a lethal crossfire between the buyer and federal intelligence service. Also starring are Ana Ularu, Pasha D. Lynchikoff, Dmitry Chepovetsky, James Gracie, Eugene Lipinski and Rafael Petardi, with Veronica Ferres and Molly Ringwald from a script by Scott B. Smith and Stephen Hamel.

Check it out below!

POINT BLANK: Anthony Mackie And Frank Grillo To Star In 'Mayhem' Director's Remake For Netflix

Jeff Sneider is reporting exclusively at Collider that Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo will headline the Netflix original English-language remake of Fred Cava's 2010 thriller, Point Blank. Everly and Mayhem helmer Joe Lynch is directing from a script by Adam G. Simon, and with Grillo producing with Joe Carnahan via their WarParty banner next to Gaumont.
The film will tackle the harrowing tale that ensues following of a nurse (Mackie) forced to spring a wounded murder suspect (Grillo) from the hospital if he is to rescue his pregnant wife from the man's brother. The two actors mark their latest film reunion since appearing in Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War.
The original film, conceived by Cavayé who co-wrote with Guillaume Lemans inspired a loose Korean remake in 2014 from director Chang titled The Target. Mark Wahlberg was once attached to the project back in 2012 with Leverage and Working Title prior to the usual evolution o…

OPINION: Star Wars Stories Are On Hold, And That's AWESOME!

Yesterday, Lucasfilm dropped a real bombshell; Star Wars Stories, the movies released between numbered Star Wars films, will be put on hold for the foreseeable future.  The angry, racist, manbaby Star Wars "fans" have no doubt pounded their chests and claimed a victory against the tyranny of Kathleen Kennedy and her Disney overlords but nothing could be further from the truth.  As an evil, SJW, Commie bastard who loved The Last Jedi, I think this is the best thing that could have happened.  Now Lucasfilm can step back and ask itself a very important question: what the hell are Star Wars Stories even supposed to be?

Despite being one of the biggest franchises since the dawn of cinema, Star Wars is in an unenviable position.  In many ways, it's become too big to fail; an institution able to coast on its name but beholdened to the expectations of its own legacy.  Nowhere was this more evident than the Star Wars Stories.  When they were first announced, I was actually more …

OFFICE UPRISING Gets A Riotous New Red-Band Trailer

I have my reasons for staving off of energy drinks. They're expensive and don't do jack for me on any given day of the week.
Of course, leave it to Braven helmer Lin Oeding to step up the warning signs with hints of bloodlust and psychomania akin to that of Joe Lynch's Mayhem. Enter Office Uprising with Brenton Thwaites leading the cast and no less forced to fight his way to freedom from rabit coworkers at an arms manufacturing outlet.
The humor definitely lends much more to a tamer tone but looks like it will have plenty of spectacle and gore for its delivery when Sony Crackle releases it on July 19. Office Uprising is set inside one of the world’s leading arms manufacturers where a substance is slipped into the employees’ drinks by the board of directors that supposedly makes them work more efficiently. Due to a slacker within the company, though, they are fed the wrong formula and start turning into homicidal maniacs — leaving the slacker needing to step up his game to res…

Review: INCARNATION (2018) Woos You With Its Hitchcockian Charms

Who would have ever guessed that the Groundhog Day approach to movie plotting would prove so effective for the action genre?  From studio blockbusters like Live.Die.Repeat to indie fare like the Rope a Dope series, time loops seem like a great way to frame balls-to-the-wall action.  Now, writer/director Filip Kovacevic takes the genre in a more cerebral but no less thrilling direction with Incarnation.

A man wakes up in a square of an unknown city.  He has no idea who he is or how he got there.  As he stumbles around the square trying in vain to get answers, he is pursued by three masked assassins.  The men corner him and gun him down only to have him wake up again on the same bench.  The man is stuck in a time loop he must desperately find his way out of.

Incarnation is a masterclass in audio/visual storytelling.  Much of the film takes place in the city square, which is shot beautifully and is presented in such diverse ways that it never loses its intrigue.  The visual storytelling …

Donnie Yen And Jackie Chan Will Square Off In IP MAN 4

Another headlining rematch is on deck for Wilson Yip's Ip Man 4 with Jackie Chan apparently set to appear opposite star Donnie Yen. This little detail, by way of a report on Wednesday at Jaynestars cites local news sources, confirms that filming has wrapped for the fourth installment in which Chan will play a respected Chinatown Big Brother amid the story setting that lands our title hero in the U.S. alongside martial arts progeny Bruce Lee.
Yen and Chan have shared the screen together a few times in Shanghai Knights (2003) and The Twins Effect 2 (a.k.a. Blade Of Kings) (2004). The two are joined by Paradox co-star Chris Collins and Vanness Wu of Star Runner fame, both who share respective screen history with actor Scott Adkins who also stars.
Oddly enough and despite viral posts, the report also suggests Ip Man 3 co-star and Kung Fu League headliner and most-noted Bruce Lee persona in recent memory; Danny Chan may be sitting out the role this time around.
A late 2018 or early 20…

TMNT Is Getting Another Reboot At Paramount, Platinum Dunes

Screenwriter Andrew Dodge (Bad Words) has reportedly been hired to pen the script for a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles induction for Paramount. As Borys Kit notes over at The Hollywood Reporter, the move comes in the wake of Jim Gianopulos's arrival as chairman and CEO prior to his recent-stated commitment to reviving the studio's franchise potency.
Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller will produce the reboot via Platinum Dunes, taking cues once more from the cult classic 1984 comic IP created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, telling of four turtles accidentally mutated into full-grown ninjas of legend, trained under the tutelage of wise mutant rat, Master Splinter. Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath Of The Titans) and Dave Green (Earth To Echo) respectively helmed the 2014 and 2016 CGI hybrids that saw Megan Fox join a quartet of mo-cap performers and select voice actors to shepherd the characters on the big screen.
Both measured low with critics with the 2016 sequel faring le…

RED STORM: Malaysian Action Thriller To Roll Cameras This Week

Malaysian action star, actor and filmmaker Michael Chuah has fascinated me for quite sometime now. I'm a little late since he emerged with Fist Of Dragon in 2011 but he's stayed mobile with a few acting gigs apart from directing, including 2013 pic Firefly, Special Forces in 2016 and having recently completed Call Me Agent last month; Chuah was also a candidate for a possible transition to American soil with a lead role in Mark V. Wiley's script for martial arts mob comedy Made In Chinatown during the early stages of development.
As of Thursday, Chuah and co-director Tony Pietra, whose solo directing credits include Cuak (2014), Train Station (2015) and Shadowplay (2018), are at the helm for Red Storm from Evo Pictures Sdn Bhd, Fusion Media and He Nian Media Communication. Chuah is producing the film as well as starring with a cast that combines Chinese and Malaysian talent that collectively lists actors Henry Thia and Zhang Bo Nan with Li Ai Jin, actor Henley Hii and act…

THE PROPOSAL: Actor And Martial Artist Marc Natoli Headlines New Shortfilm Production Next Month

Here's a little something to bare in mind for a potemtial future Hit List entry: Enter John Fallon of The Shelter, American Muscle and upcoming Heretic helmer, and newcomer, actor and martial artist Marc Natoli who've since completed their work on Paul Allica's new feature venture, The Siege Of Robin Hood on which Fallon served as co-star and producer.
Going forward, they now turn their attention to the forthcoming July shortfilm production, The Proposal. The two are joined by Neighbors actress Kahli Williams with a script from Fallon, and Ben Whimper, best known for producing projects like shortfilms Quanta and Arrowhead, and now staking his claim at the helm to direct.
When gun for hire and all around tough customer Mason Stone (Marc Natoli) takes his long time girlfriend Emma (Kahli Williams) out on the town with the intent of popping the big question, he finds his proposal plans rudely interrupted by a group of highly skilled assassins who want him dead. What's a …