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The 2014 River City Festival of Films

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If you’re in the area or feel up for a road trip check out the River City Festival of Films comin’ atcha March 1st!

Verite Cinema announces details for year three of the premiere film festival The River City Festival of Films. The festival gives local filmmakers a viable venue to screen their work to the community and be recognized for their efforts. Donations from the festival will be given to New Beginnings Sexual Assault Services, a local charity organization. All festival events are free and open to the public; however donations are accepted for the charity.

Year three marks a mile stone as we have three special guests joining our event. Peter Weller (Robocop, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Sons of Anarchy) will be our special celebrity guest. Peter Weller is an accomplished film and television actor/director/producer with over 74+ film credits to his name. The signature event of the festival, Peter will screen the cult classic, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across  Dimension with the attendees. The festival will also host an autograph and photo session with the actor as well as a special seminar with Owensboro native Jason Koger, to discuss their experiences working together on the popular hit television series Hawaii 5-0.

The festival also welcomes Dave Shuffett, host of the popular KET series Kentucky Life and Kentucky Collectables, who will conduct a seminar on television production and discuss his new book ‘My Kentucky Life’. Dave joined Kentucky Life in 1999 and since then he has received nine Emmy nominations for on-camera performance and producing. Dave’s latest KET program, Kentucky Collectibles highlights the

Lastly WWE fans will have the opportunity to meet Sir Mo, most famous for the World Wrestling Entertainment World Tag Team Championship with Mabel as a part of “Men on a Mission” from 1993 to 1996. Sir Mo will be available to meet with fans for autographs and pictures.

The festival is not just an opportunity to view the unique visions and artistic efforts of the incredible talent within Owensboro and the region; it’s also a chance to pick the brains of the creative minds behind the films through one on one interactivity. In year three we’re stepping it up in every way. We have two screening rooms to view short, feature and international independent films. Experience our Events Floor with over 30+ vendors featuring artists from many facets of indie film; production companies, local/regional authors, painters, screen writers and the like. We will also be including a Q&A Room where audience members will have a chance to attend seminars featuring the local talent they were able to view on screen.

After the Buckaroo Bonzai screening with Weller, Jason Koger will host his Handing Back after party at the convention center for the public to attend. March 1st is the anniversary of Koger’s accident and the party is his way of giving back to a community who gave so much to him after the accident. Jason will have many special guests during the evening; to include live music entertainment, speed painting artist Aaron Kizer, Actor Peter Weller, Vanderbilt Burn Staff, and more. Details available soon at http://www.jasonkoger.com

Happy 2014, Y’all!

Just wanted to wish y’all a happy 2014!  2013 was a year of ups and downs for me personally (mostly downs, it was quite hellacious, lol) so here’s to 2014 being a helluva better year!  What’s your resolutions for this new year?

Peace, light and love to you all. <3

Merry Christmas, Ya’ll!

Here’s hoping you guys have a truly magical holiday.  Thanks for sticking around as long as you have with my little blog too especially since I’m a very…up and down blogger. ;)  It’s truly appreciated.

Merry Christmas, ya’ll. :)

New Blog

I have a new blog!  It’s called Chimerical Wanderings and is composed of my writing – poetry and musings mostly with a bit of short fiction thrown in.  Feel free to check it out if you like and alternately, feel free to avoid it if you like as it has nothing to do with movies and is much more personal than this site.  I think a few of you might enjoy it though.  I don’t know how often I’ll update it but I very much felt like it was a needed outlet at this time in my life. Happy reading!

Anatomy of a Scary Film

I’m reblogging this at the request of Wordsmith Dale who created this entirely nifty little infographic which I find totes cool.  I mean, look at it guys – can you even imagine the time it must have taken to create this??  Plus I’m so not artistically talented (I only do mixed media and I would not call it good by any stretch of the imagination, lol) so I am uber impressed with this.

Wordsmith Dale plies his trade as a comedy writer for the likes of That Mitchell and Webb Sound and Russell Howard’s Good News.

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New Issue of Rogue Cinema is Here!

This issue is PACKED and there’s an interview with Crispin Glover so be sure to check it out!

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A CHANCE ENCOUNTER

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Transience

 

Vampz! Webseries Episode 1

This was originally posted on Rogue Cinema back in February but now that the rest of the series has been going up, I’m reviewing the whole thing here, episode by episode.  To read the original, go here!

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VAMPZ!, written by Omar Attia and Lenny Buccellato, is about the supernatural hijinks & misadventures of Simone, a “wannabe vampire” and her ditzy cheerleader roomie, Ashlee. Described on their Facebook page as “a horror comedy webisode series that could be described as Fright Night meets Three’s Company (without even a whiff of Twilight)”, I’d say it’s exactly that (although Twilight is mentioned though only in mocking ;)).

Currently, there’s only the first episode of this web series up on YouTube and it starts out strong with Simone interviewing several people as potential roommates. As the view switches from potential roommate to potential roommate, their hilarious stories of roommates past and their interests (really? Tentacle porn??) overlap to create a hysterical montage that really drives home the fact that finding someone to live with is scary business. To add to that scariness, when the three potentials say to Simone, “Gee, you kind of look like a vampire…” she responds with, “I AM a vampire! Duh!”. Oh Simone, with your black hair and gothy ways…we’ll see how far that gets you in life…

After another day of hapless searching, Simone’s annoying fraternal twin brother comes over to cheer her up. Or something. Then arrives, Ashlee, who can best be described as one of those annoyingly cheerful, ditzy cheerleader girls that you always kind of wanted to kick in high school. Simone is full of “No effing way!” till her brother points out that she’s already said no to 30 something other people and can’t pay the rent herself. With a sigh of disgust, Simone agrees to let Ashlee move in.

So what happens next? Oh, but that’s much too fun to give away, dear reader, so you’ll simply have to watch for yourself. This is exactly the kind of web series I love – silly, irreverent and with a touch of darkness. The script is fun and I love the way this is shot – not sure what kind of camera they used but there’s a blur around the edges that makes it all a little dreamy (oh and speaking of dreams, wait till you see the dream sequence in this one. Ha!). All the actors do a fine job with their parts with the stand out being Louis Bacigalup as Simone’s annoying brother (seriously I kinda wanna give the guy a good kick to the shins).

So head on over to Youtube and check them out!

Hey Kids, Comics!

Me and Rob Kelly at the Hey Kids, Comics! book signing

Me and Rob Kelly at the Hey Kids, Comics! book signing

I was super excited to get to go to my friend, Rob Kelly’s book signing at Bookends in Ridgewood, NJ today!  I know a lot of you are comic book fans so I thought I’d share his book with you.

Hey Kids, Comics!: True-Life Tales From The Spinner Rack is an anthology of true-life stories from comic book legends, authors, TV and film writers, journalists, and people from all walks of life on how comic books changed their lives. Accompanied by vintage photos, HEY KIDS, COMICS! is a must-read for any comic book fan or student of pop culture history.

I haven’t read it yet but I’ll be posting a review as soon as I’m done and will likely be interviewing Rob as well.  I’m a huge fan of comics (though admittedly not so much the superhero ones) so I’m sure this is going to be a gem!  The link is above if you’re interested in learning more about it.

Rob also runs a pretty amazeballs web comic, called Ace Kilroy, which he describes as Indiana Jones meets the Universal Monsters. It’s currently in Season 2 and it is, of course, totes free.  TOTES. :)

Quickies

Since I haven’t been so much in a blogging about movies mood but have managed to watch a few flicks, I’d thought I’d do some quickie reviews.  Maybe it’ll help get my head back in the game. :)

JediJunkies

This is a fun little documentary if you’re into Star Wars.  Did you know there’s a place in NYC where they teach you to fight with light sabers???  How cool is that??  This also features a belly dancing Leia and well, that’s just hot.  Like TOTES.

WhatMaisieKnew

Loved this one, though it broke my heart a little.  Based off a book from the 1800s, I believe, this one tells the story of a Maisie, a little girl caught between absent, bitter parents and their respective much younger lovers.  Featuring the total hottie that is Alexander Skarsgard and a very awesome Julianne Moore, this is a fabulous little drama that teaches you what NOT to do if you get divorced with kids.  Seriously people. *eye roll*

grabbersHehehe.  Drunk people and aliens – why did no one ever think of this before??  Or did they and I just missed that movie?  Anyway, this one reminds me a lot of Slither and I loved that movie so very much.  Great cast (especially when everybody starts getting drunk) and super fun, definitely add this one to your list.

And other than that, I’ve mostly been catching up on the last season of The Walking Dead and Chuck (my dad used to LOVE that show so much, he would call me every week to remind me it was on but I never made it past the first season – it’s actually amusing just a little short on plot as they pretty much keep doing the same plotlines over and over again).

Till next time!

Rogue Cinema & Stuffs

So I’m having a problem wherein I keep trying to watch movies, ALL the movies, and my heart just isn’t into it.  It’s entirely frustrating.  I have more free time now but every time I turn something on, I just can’t seem to get into it no matter how good (or ludicrous) it may be.  So as a result, I’ve been either catching up on tv shows on Netflix (Walking Dead, Chuck, that Breaking Bad thing people seem to love) or just not watching anything – I’m in a really big reading mood lately (probably because this is honestly the first time I’ve had a chance for reading in like, 6 months and I’m somewhere a step beyond the “avid” reader type so not being able to read has been just devastating.  Yes, that’s melodramatic, I know.  ;)).  So I dunno, maybe I’ll throw some book reviews up on here at some point.  I’m finally reading Doctor Sleep btw – the book I got for my birthday TWO MONTHS ago.  I’ve missed blogging though and missed the interaction so I’m trying to blog and read you guys’ blogs as much as I can.

What else?  Well, filming on my web series is almost complete.  One more day of filming this Sunday and we move into post.  I’ve seen some of the footage and it looks good. :)  There’s small things of course – I think I’ll have to make it a game when it comes to continuity errors – we tried our hardest but sometimes trees will have leaves and sometimes they will not… ;)  But it does look good and I hope that it actually IS good and I REALLY hope that you guys enjoy it.  I just started writing Season 2 as well!

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Other than the web series, I’m about to start work on a short film, something dark and artsy and gritty and a whole 2 minutes long, with one of my favorite directors…and I can’t wait. :)  Then in January, we start pre-production on the movie version of our updated Hamlet where I’ll be playing Horatio again.  And I’m waiting to hear back about one more project.  So there’s definitely no lack of work happening here!  I love it. :)

And other than that, I’ve been sick – really sick.  Like rushed to the ER one day kind of sick.  I’m okay now, much better, but these issues are going to be ongoing (it’s a combination of a lot of smaller issues – some physical, some more on the emotional health side of things).  I’ve got a team of doctors though and am considering switching out some doctors and yeah, am doing what I can to get back to 100% but it definitely affects blogging and movie watching (may be the reason I’m having trouble watching things as of late).

I HAVE watched a lot of stuff I can’t review, lol.  I watched the newest Star Trek last night and saw the new Thor on Sunday.  Watched Pacific Rim a couple of weeks ago along with This is the End.  So yeah, I’ve actually been mainstreaming it more lately (shhhhh!  Don’t tell!!! ;-p).  Light and fluffy seems to be the way to go at the moment.  Ah, well, I’m sure the conflicting movie emotions will get resolved right?  Probably just similar to writers’ block.

Anyway, for the moment, here’s this month’s Rogue Cinema offerings.  Hopefully you’ll find something you like!

BetterthanWine

Cinephilia

Slow Fade

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