Jamie Kennedy Comedy Special “Stoopid Smart” on Streaming Services in June

Actor-comedian Jamie Kennedy’s new stand-up comedy special Jamie Kennedy: Stoopid Smart premiered exclusively on the #1 free streaming app Tubi TV on May 25, 2020. Jamie landed his big break when he was cast in Baz Luhrman’s Romeo + Juliet, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio as a punked-out rival to John Leguizamo. His career soon kicked into high […]

Interview…Director Vaughn Stein on Stage, Screen, Simon Pegg and ‘Inheritance’

Filmmakers draw inspiration from everywhere: past experiences, theater, classic films, friends, even other directors. They say that everyone’s got a story, and in the case of ​Vaughn Stein, his story is the amalgamation of everything he’s been exposed to. In short, it’s a lot! This week we spoke with Stein about his latest film – […]

Interview…Composer Michael Abels on Get Out, Us, Bad Education and The Shags

Music is an intangible element in film, TV, and video games. Many times, a score, theme, or even a few notes is asked to deliver the emotions that either a story or character lacks. Granted, that’s the worst case scenario. But when both the narrative and music work in harmony, it can yield the some […]

Sweet Trailer…Steve Carell in ‘Space Force’

From co-creators Steve Carell and Greg Daniels comes Space Force. This new comedy gives us a new kind of workplace comedy, where the stakes are sky high and the ambitions even higher. The story follows a four-star general who begrudgingly teams up with an eccentric scientist to get the U.S. military’s newest agency — Space […]

Giant Pictures Acquires Tony Dean Smith’s Time-Bending Feature ‘Volition’

Volition is the feature directorial debut for Tony Dean Smith (Rakka), who co-wrote the script with his brother and producing partner Ryan W. Smith (Next Gen).  The film stars Adrian Glynn McMorran (The Revenant), Magda Apanowicz (You), John Cassini (The Possession), Frank Cassini (Watchmen), Aleks Paunovic (War for the Planet of the Apes), and Bill […]

Interview…Gareth Coker on the Score to ‘Ori and the Will of the Wisps’

Gareth Coker grew up playing video games, and has a true knack for writing music which services the gameplay. It mainly comes down to his number one rule: composers have to play they game they work on. In our hour-long discussion, we chatted about his early days playing piano, the hundreds of hours spend devouring […]

Interview…Composer Scott Bomar on the Funky Soundtrack to ‘Dolemite Is My Name’

When Dolemite Is My Name came out last year, it blew everyone away. And how could it not? It had Eddie Murphy in the lead role, the story was charming, heart-warming and hilarious, it featured amazing costume design from Ruth Carter (she won an Oscar for Black Panther), and the grooviest soundtrack you could ask […]

Interview…Jason Graves on Scoring TV and Video Games Galore

In the world of music composition – whether it’s film, video games, TV or all three – there are plenty of people working very hard. They may not be household names like Williams or Elfman, but it doesn’t mean they are any less talented. And to stay in the game, nearly everyone penning music is […]

Music Review…Mondo’s ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ is Positively Groovy

Mondo is the premiere vinyl soundtrack record label and destination for all sorts of palette-expanding music. Pretty sure that no matter what your appetite is, they’ve got something to whet (and satisfy) it. Case in point. How many times have you asked yourself, “why aren’t there more blaxploitation revival albums out there?” The short answer is […]

Off the Shelf…’Extraction’

In Extraction, Chris Hemsworth plays Tyler Rake, a black market mercenary who is fearless but only because he’s at the end of his rope. He’s solicited to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. But it’s not so cut and dry. A rival kingpin in the murky underworld of weapons dealers and drug […]

Interview…Justin Kurzel on the Madness and Magnificence of ‘True History of the Kelly Gang’

One of the most remarkable films to be released this year is, without a doubt, True History of the Kelly Gang. Directed by Aussie filmmaker Justin Kurzel, and adapted from the book by Peter Carey, the film is an acting tour de force. Full stop. It’s also an amazing piece of filmmaking. Much like the […]

Sweet Trailer…’Extraction’

While movie theaters may not open their doors for a very long time, we can still enjoy some stunning cinema from the comfort of our (quarantined) home. So if you need a little excitement – and who doesn’t these days? – please enjoy this sweet trailer for the latest Chris Hemsworth actioner about a mercenary […]