Take me down to the Paradise City where the grass is green and the girls are pretty…. Ok very cheesy and obvious way to open a review about a show called Paradise City. When a joke writes itself who am I to deny it? Truth be told when Amazon first pitched this project to me, I actually thought it was a show about Guns N Roses. Sadly it isn’t, but it is about a dysfunctional rock star. One notable thing about the show is this series marked one of the last performances from former Disney Star Cameron Boyce , who died tragically young, in 2019, of a rare ailment.
In our second and final Profile interviews, I sat down, via Zoom, to the writer, producer & director of the movie, Timur Bekmambetov! We talked about how he set up a meeting between the actress Valene Kane and real-life subject Anna Erelle and his film language, Screenlife, and where do we see it going for the future of filmmaking.
For today’s EMExclusive, you are in for a real treat. I got to sit down with the cast of the upcoming comedy The War with Grandpa!
Based on the award-winning book by Robert Kimmel Smith, Sixth-grader Peter is pretty much your average kid-he likes gaming, hanging with his friends and his beloved pair of Air Jordans. But when his recently widowed grandfather Ed moves in with Peter’s family, the boy is forced to give up his most prized possession of all, his bedroom. Unwilling to let such an injustice stand, Peter devises a series of increasingly elaborate pranks to drive out the interloper, but Grandpa Ed won’t go without a fight. Soon, the friendly combatants are engaged in an all-out war with side-splitting consequences.
To talk about this cool family film, I talk to five of the cast members: Oakes Fegley, Laura Marano, Rob Riggle, Cheech Marin and Jane Seymour!
There is a certain career trajectory every big burly sports star goes on when transitioning to becoming a box office super star. One of the keys is they always have to make that kid friendly comedy where they protect the smart, precocious child it allows us to see their softer more “comedic” side. Hulk Hogan, Arnold, Vin Diesel, The Rock, and John Cena have done it. Now big, strapping Dave Bautista has his kiddy movie the Amazon Studios film My Spy. This was originally slated for a theatrical opening and now it’s going to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime.
20th Century has released a trailer for the third film in the Kingsman series – the independent intelligence agency’s origin story, The King’s Man.
The film – which features a genuine global conspiracy – may be a period piece (one of the villains is the legendary Russian mystic, Rasputin) but it’s as irreverent and action packed the previous films.
The King’s Man is slated to open on September 18th.
Just because COVID-19 protocols resulting in the cancellation of the Physical incarnation of the Fantasia International Film Fest, that doesn’t mean the genre-centric fest has gone away.
The festival’s 24th edition might be online but don’t expect a truncated version of Fantasia – today’s first wave of programming includes twenty-one films ranging from the Tiny Tim biopic, Tiny Tim: King for a Day to the new Lloyd Kaufman film and intriguing titles like Undergods and The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw,
Did you ever wonder how George Orwell came up with the idea for Animal Farm?
It had something to do with a Welshman named Gareth Jones, who risked his life to report on the Soviet famine in 1933 – not a particularly prepossessing subject that turned into a life-and-death situation to rival the best spy movies.
Mr. Jones will premiere via the Apple Store and the Cineplex Store on June 19th – followed by a VOD release on July 3rd.