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Movie Review – Get Out (2017)

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Get Out (2017)

A young African-American visits his white girlfriend’s parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.

Director: Jordan Peele
Writer: Jordan Peele
Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley WhitfordLil Rel Howery.

Plot: Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

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Review: Sometimes I get to watch a movie that is sinister right from the start, and this film makes no difference.

Tagline: Just because you’re invited, doesn’t mean you’re welcome.
My Tagline: Guess who’se for dinner!

Get Out is the story of a young interracial couple, Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) and Rose Armitage (Allison Williams), meeting her parents for the first time. By all counts, her parents have no idea that Chris is black. They appear to be friendly and progressive, if not awkward, but everything at their upstate house is not what it seems.

Done in a style that I would put in “true Hitchcock”, Jordan Peele wrote and directed this horror/thriller flick. While Jordan is no stranger to world of film (49 credits as an actor, going back to 2006), this was his first shot at directing a feature film. I will say that his directing debut certainly made the grade.

Imagine this: You go with your girlfriend to meet the folks at their country house. Soon after you arrive, you think you are seeing ghosts, but you are not. People brush off your instincts, and leave you wondering if you are going insane. You know you got to get out of the house and head back to the city, but you cannot leave. Everyone has it in for you, and are “bidding” on your body in a family game of “bingo”. Your girlfriend is the only way out of the madhouse, but then you discover that she is in on the scheme too.

What scheme does Rose and the rest of the Armitage family have in mind for Chris Washington?

That folks, I am not saying. You just need to watch this film for yourself and see the thriller unfold.

IMDB Rating: 7.7
My Rating: 9

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Movie Review – ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction

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ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction

ZMD is a movie starring Janette Armand, Doug Fahl, and Cooper Hopkins. Life is wonderful for the people in the quiet, island town of Port Gamble….until a zombie virus outbreak!

Director: Kevin Hamedani
Writers: Ramon Isao, Kevin Hamedani
Stars: Janette Armand, Doug Fahl, Cooper Hopkins

Storyline: Life is wonderful for the people in the quiet, island town of Port Gamble….until a zombie virus outbreak!

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My Review: After seeing this somewhere on Facebook, I thought that this was one movie I wanted to watch. Only because it had Russell Hodgkinson (Z Nation) as one of the main roles.

Being a writer of horror, my viewing pleasure often gravitates towards films in the horror genre. Sometimes those films I watch are good, and other times… well… those should be be left on the cutting room floor…. And this film is another example where it should have been left in the editing room …. until the end of time….

In all honesty, and to be brief, this movie was a waste of time, a waste of talent and a waste of budget. For the reported $500K it cost to produce this film, the end result could have (and should have) been a lot better. No offense to the director and writer, but they could have used that half-mill to produce a feature film of substance and quality.

The only redeeming points about this film was the acting ability of Janette Armand and Russell Hodgkinson.

The only other movie that seemed to be similar was the 2003 Aussie film, Undead. If you want a move that will put you to sleep, then go ahead and watch this snoozefest. If you want to watch a film that is similar and much better, then go watch Undead (2003). At least that film was more entertaining.

IMDB Rating: 5.1
My Rating: 3

Movie Review – The Jurassic Games (2018)

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It is not often that I will review a movie, and maybe I need to as we tend to watch a lot of recent release movies.

SYNOPSIS

In the near future, 10 death row convicts are forced to compete in a virtual reality game that pits them against dinosaurs and each other.

REVIEW

What do you get when you jump on the bandwagon of the upcoming Jurassic World, mashed with Hunger Games and add a whole lot of The Running Man for good measure? That’s right, you get “The Jurassic Games“!

Simple storyline for this movie. 10 people on death row get the chance to fight for their freedom in a prehistoric Virtual Reality, against not only Dinosaurs but against each other. But in this “game show”, there are rules they need to follow, and only 1 is allowed to survive this new form of “Reality TV”.

When I first saw the ratings for this, I wondered if I was in store for another rip-off crap piece of junk movie. I will say I was pleasantly surprised 🙂

If you watch this movie (and I recommend that you do), there were some really good scenes that you have to watch  out for, and one that caught my interest in particular. Such as the Martial Arts Contract Killer Ren Saizo (played by Tiger Sheu) when he is trapped in a room in the Maze, along with 3 Raptors. His fighting style was good enough to hold off the lovable Raptors for a few good moments before.. well, you all know the odds of defeating a Raptor is you are unarmed 😉

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The second scene I found was really good is towards the end when the 2 remaining contestants had to survive against 3 T-Rex’s in the desert. Not giving that Spoiler Ending away 🙂

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Overall, the acting was not that bad, but then again, not the absolute best either. While there were a couple of characters who were likable, there were some that I didn’t care that much for.

The CGI effects were passable enough, unlike some other low budget films that we have watched in the past few months.

Even though the writers of this film ripped of a number of other films, I will say that the plot, acting and SPX were good enough to sit right through to see how it ended.

IMDB Rating: 3.8
Acting: 6
CGI: 7
My Overall Rating: 6.5

Where’s My Phone – Black Comedy Short Film

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Filmed in 2016

Written, Directed and Produced by Australian Indie Film Maker Rusty Angel, and starring Australian Actors, Audrey Cadzow & Michael J Lawless, this short black comedy was inspired by the way people act when their access to public media is cut off. In particular…the Smart Phone.

An exaggeration?? Well perhaps, but thinking about that, is it really THAT far from the truth?

This film was not produced to get high ratings, a million likes or even to show off technical abilities in film making, but as a piece of artwork that its creator is proud of, and hopes only to get a message across, in a violent foulmouthed, funny kinda way.

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Movie Blast – The SECRETS of the KEYS

We’re thrilled to be hosting Robin Jay’s THE SECRETS OF THE KEYS Movie Blast today! 

 

  Title:

The SECRETS of the KEYS
Producer: TwoBirds, Inc.
Genre: Inspirational/Motivational

Imagine getting a life-altering call from your doctor.  That’s exactly what happens to motivational speaker and author “Elizabeth” in The Secrets of the Keys. Now, the inspiration she has used throughout her career to guide others comes back to her as she attempts to make sense of her situation.

Elizabeth comes face-to-face with her spiritual guide, “Gwen,” who has an intriguing opportunity for her. Gwen takes Elizabeth on a mystical journey where they encounter impressive experts eager to share the importance of 7 Keys: Appreciation, Harmony, Courage, Passion, Faith, Vibration, and Empathy.

Will she accept Gwen’s unique offer of a new kind of existence? This empowering and transformational film is both entertaining and beautiful . . . and will forever change the way you look at life.

 For More Information

The SECRETS of the KEYS is available at Amazon.

Link to film on IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4703382/ 

Cast:

 

Watch the Trailer!

 

 About the Producer

Robin Jay is an award-winning filmmaker, author, speaker, and publisher. She began her career in Personal Development as“The Queen of the Business Lunch™,” a Business Relationship Expert who shares the nuts-and-bolts of building profitable business relationships, with an emphasis on smart ways to network and socialize with clients.

Robin’s award-winning book, “The Art of the Business Lunch ~ Building Relationships Between 12 and 2” (Career Press) is in 12 languages worldwide. She is also a contributor to “Chicken Soup for the Wine Lover’s Soul.” Robin has been featured internationally on MSNBC-TV, Newsweek Magazine, CNN, the BBC, the New York Times, The London Financial Times, Forbes.com and other well-recognized media outlets.

In 2006, she founded the Las Vegas Convention Speakers Bureau. As president, she not only runs the bureau and
coaches speakers to success, Robin also published “The Power of the Platform,” a series of anthologies that feature messages from today’s top motivational speakers, including Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, and Les Brown.

Robin’s first film was “The KEEPER of the KEYS” – the first FUNNY personal development movie, which stars Jack Canfield, John Gray, and Marci Shimoff. Robin wrote, produced, and costars in the movie. Her goal was to empower viewers by keeping them engaged and entertained. She was thrilled when the movie won the Las Vegas Film Festival Award for Best Independent Film, and The INDIE Fest Award for Best Documentary.

Her latest project is titled “The Secrets of the Keys”, which features a fun, engaging fictional story along with expert
testimonials and personal accounts from some of the top names in the self-help industry, including Brian Tracy, don Miguel Ruiz, Gloria Loring, Dannion Brinkley, Michael Beckwith, and John Assaraf. The film was released in January
2016 and immediately won awards, including two gold awards for Concept & Original Song from the International Independent Film Awards.

For More Information

Giveaway

Robin is giving away 3 DVDs and 3 downloads!

Terms & Conditions:
  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • Six winners will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one THE SECRETS OF THE KEYS DVD or one download
  • This giveaway begins April 4 and ends on April 29.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on April 30.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.
Good luck everyone!

ENTER TO WIN!

Web Series Trailer – Bogan Bachelor

Thanks to everyone for creating such a buzz around Bogan Bachelor!

Well, today we have a special surprise for you. A hilarious promo for the web series starring Jason Deane, April Gareffa and Robbie Ryde with a whole host of others that we are all massively grateful to.

So check it out, show your friends and get pumped for the series!

New Aussie Sitcom – Coming Soon

Please take a moment to stop by and check out the new web series “The Bogan Bachelor“. A hilarious comedy currently in production by Positive Dynamite and ASJ Publishing.

Like and Follow.

https://www.facebook.com/boganbachelor/

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Comedy Series Coming Soon

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Coming soon.

The coolest reality show to hit the ‘net. Brought to you by the outstanding team at Positive Dynamite and ASJ Publishing. Directed by Justin Dalaya; Produced by Chris Jackson; With our awesome DOP Patrick Slee.

Forget Farmer Wants A Wife.. Switch off The Bachelor… Tune in and watch the comedic episodes of one Fair Dinkum Ocker as he sorts the gals from the sheilas….

He is… The One…. The Only…. Bogan Bachelor

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Coming very soon…

Keep watch for the ASJ Publishing Street Team gals out in force in Melbourne CBD…. You just may see our Dazza with them 🙂

Bookmark BoganBachelor on Facebook.

Starring:

Jason Deane as Dazza
Melly Xanthi as Liz
Eva Torrkola as Ashley
Alexandria Page as Maud
April Garreffa as Gemma the Producer
Jess Heiser as Shazza
Sarah Schmidt as Dazza’s unfortunate daughter, Angelica
Kelly Niesen as Pam from Forced To Work Employment Agency

 

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